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what supplements should you take on a very low calorie diet

A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: You may be experiencing a drop in blood sugar. An engergy drink will do better than a vitamin supplement.
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Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Coconut oil: Coconut oil is high in medium chain fats that are easily burnt for energy. I tell my patients to add a tablespoon to at least one meal a day. Beware o ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: If your body does not get enough calories, it sends stress signals to the brain. These stress hormones try and preserve the body by decreasing energy ... Read More
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Dr. Pouya Shafipour
22 years experience Family Medicine
Most likely: On a very low calorie diet the metabolism will most likely slow down unless you're getting most of your calories from protein or very complex carbohyd ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Yes: The danger of low calorie diet that is not balanced can cause essential muscle loss - puts your gut and heart in danger, can cause electrolyte imbalan ... Read More
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Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Muscle mass: You may also lose muscle mass, which is a bad thing.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
It can be under medi: It depends on how many colories but 800 calories diet can be successful if done under close medical supervision with vitamin supplements and regular f ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Tissue breakdown: Very low calorie diets puts a person in ketosis. The body does not have the proper amounts of protein, carbohydrates and fat to carry out all the fu ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Extreme dieting: Extremely low calorie intake may lead to undernourishment and can actually lower metabolic rate.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
If moderate exercise: If one does some mild or moderate exercise, for 30-40 minutes, 3-4 times a week, she will likely stimulate his muscles enough to maintain them. On a " ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Maybe: When you do a very low calorie diet you change your metabolism into a starvation mode. Therefore, the body is going to have to adapt. Thyroid included ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Some fast that long: It is not recommended. Very low calorie diets are not sustainable. Best to reduce caloric intake by no more than 15% and sustain that.

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