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A 35-year-old member asked:

how come we have to eat why can't i just drink all my calories?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
You could.: If you used a whole food juicer (doesn't remove the fiber) and you selected nutritious foods (with a balanced diet) that could be done.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

How is a calorie restriction defined?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Calorie restriction: This usually means a restriction of the amount of foods eaten depending on its caloric content. E.G. A diet may be recommended that is a 1000 calorie per day diet, so foods are allowed up to that calorie amount each day.
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A 23-year-old member asked:

Will calorie restriction prolong your life?

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Dr. DAVID AMOS
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Calorie restriction: Studies in mice have shown longer life span than overfeed mice, i'm not sure if this work in human.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Do you need to always count calories to live a healthy lifestyle?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No: Counting calories is not necessary to live a healthy lifestyle. More important is to get daily exercise of at least 30 minutes and eating in a healthy manner. This would include eating more fruits and vegetables, less processed foods, less saturated fats, more unsaturated fats, less simple carbohydrates and more complex carbohydrates.
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A 16-year-old member asked:

What should I do if counting calories seems like guess work?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
It is not exact: Counting calories is not necessary and is definitely not exact. It's only an estimation of the calories you consume. You can continue counting, but have greater focus on eating healthy: more fruits and vegetables, less processed foods, less saturated fats and simple carbohydrates, and more unsaturated fats and complex carbohydrates. And most importantly, exercise for at least 30 min/day.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Can there be any difference between eating a high calorie item at one meal, or spreading the calories out?

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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine 33 years experience
YES: Eating a high calorie meal can lead to higher Insulin levels with a crash afterwards that causes hypoglycemia. It is better to eat smaller meals more frequently to level the highs and lows that over the years will lead to Insulin resistance and adult onset diabetes and the problems that go along with this.

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