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A 26-year-old female asked:

not a big fan of vegetables. can i drink any of the v8's instead of eating them while im dieting?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
You can, but: Vegetable juice doesn't provide as much fiber as the natural vegetables do. When i was a kid, my mother served only canned vegetables -- so i didn't like them either. Fast forward to learning to garden, and discovering the goodness of freshly grown corn, tomatoes, and peas! i don't know if this would help you with your taste buds, but stir-frying can be a tasty ; healthy way to enjoy veggies.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What exactly is crash dieting?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Severe low calorie: I guess is a sudden dramatic cut on food intake for short period of time with a goal of losing too much in a short period of time. It is considered dangerouse.
A 24-year-old member asked:

How can I motivate myself to keep dieting?

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Diet > lifestyle: Presumably u r female, and have been on a dozen diets, have regained the weight each time. Make a promise to yourself: when you achieve a realistic goal, eg size 12 to size 8, you r going to like yourself, u r going to stay in control of what you put in your mouth, u will not allow emotions to control your behavior. Luv yourself, baby!
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A 38-year-old member asked:

How can I keep my dieting pleasurable?

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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
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Eat What you Like: 1. Never drink sodas/beer; 2. Make sugars rare (once a week); 3 limit carbs to 1cup per meal (bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, corn, peas, beans); 4. Fruits 1/2 cup serving 2 times per day; 5. Meat size of you hand per day; 6. Vegetables all you can eat. Notice you can eat what your use to with limits. Sugars once a week mean that you will enjoy with great expectation = greater joy.
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um... my species finds no sugar/carbs/soda/alcohol unpleasurable. Perhaps your species is more advanced and can share science of fusion energy, cancer cures, other advances with us!.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for dieting to be fun?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Fun and diet: It is possible and very desirable to have a healthy life style and diet and have it be fun. If it is drugery then one eventually breaks off the life style to return to something more satisfying.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is the hardest thing about dieting?

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Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Deprivation: When you tell your body that it can't have certain foods, it wants them even more. Instead be more reasonable about eating a variety of foods in moderation. By making positive, small changes gradually, you will avoid this. Examples: adding more water, adding more veggies & fruits, switching to whole grains, putting the fork down between bites, avoiding distracted or secret eating. Baby steps!

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