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what is the difference between a fad diet and a low calorie diet

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Diets: Fad diets are marketing ploys to promote a concept that has more to do with making money than with a well-balanced diet that promotes long-term compli ... Read More

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Different terms: Al food is a combination of carbohydrate, protein or fat low carb means a diet low in carbohydrates; low fat is one restricted in fats. Low calories j ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
20 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Calories are the measure of energy in any food or drink. Our body then uses this energy to keep us alive, but an excess of calories leads to an exce ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Fad diet vs low cal: This is what they call an "age old" question: Which diet works best? There are LOTS of diets out there, most of which actually work to induce weight l ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Similiar : Low glycemic and low carbohydrate diets are similar. Low glycemic diets try to keep people from eating simple carbs and direct them to complex carbohy ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Very little!: By definition atkins is low carb, and the first diet to stress a low carb lifestyle, so to some extent, they are the same. But variations have sprung ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Balanced Diet: Balanced Diet includes, Protein, Fat, Carbohydrate, Vitamins, Minerals and Anti-oxidants. Balanced Diet includes Grains, Lentils, Beans, Vegetables, ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Carni/ Veg Diet: As per Harvard Health Publications, Becoming a Vegetarian- Vegetarians have a lower risk for cardiac events (such as a Heart attack) and death from C ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Salad: I just had one for lunch.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: The diet you choose to follow really will not matter; it is your commitment to it will make the biggest difference! regardless of what you opt to fo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Variable: If you're really interested in a low carb diet, read books by dr. Dean ornish who has done the most research on the subject: http://www.Amazon.Com/orn ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Sugar: Is never found in a free state in nature. It is always wrapped up in a stem, a leaf or a root and that should be our only source of sugar. Isolated su ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Low carb: Has been shown to be effective in wt loss.Simple carbs, often from processed foods, are just long chains of sugars, absorbed rapidly, causing spikes ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Slim fast vs juice : plus. Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wyatt
25 years experience Family Medicine
Yes!!!: There are some people's metabolism that responds better to a particular "low" diet... If low carb is not helping- try low cal! good luck!
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Need not be any: A vegetarian diet, even a vegan diet, can be very healthy if you choose enough quality protein, and supplement as required (b12 and several other nutr ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Salmon for dieters: One of the best foods from the sea is wild salmon as it is one of the few foods that also provides essential fatty acids e.g. Omega 3 oil along with e ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
These guidelines for: These guidelines for a healthy adult who has no medical condition like obesity, diabetes etc and consumes 2000 cals daily 45 to65% of total calories ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Tucker
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Diet is: Variable. One needs to eat regularly and maintain a healthy lean weight. Eskimos, historically, never ate carbs and only ate fish and fat! lions do ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
A Shaggy Fish Story: These are all pretty low in sodium but I listed them from highest to lowest (in mg per average serving):: halibut(110), whitefish(101), mackerel(101) ... Read More
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