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A 35-year-old member asked:

how exactly does a low-fat diet work?

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Dr. Titus Duncan
Bariatrics 43 years experience
It doesn't: Most diets are simply temporary fixes to a much bigger problem. We decide to go on a diet for awhile and exercise to temporarily lose a few pounds. Let's change our thinking process. We have to make long term changes in order to attain proper long term goals...Healthy disease free living. We must get out of the temporary fixes of a diet and work on lifestyle changes that last forever.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Very badly: Low fat diets are horrible. Unhealthy and will cause fat gain! fat does not make you fat carbs do!
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
No such thing: The long term effect of a low fat diet is malnutrition. Used for a short time (4-6 weeks) a low fat diet can be employed for weight loss. However, the long lerm effects of low fat diets are miserable. A low fat - high carb diet will lead to high Insulin levels, high triglcyerides, low hdl, metabolic syndrome and finally high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. www.edibolic.com.

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Is it ok to diet while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: You should be eating a very well rounded, well balanced healthy diet for your health and your baby.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
and plenty of fluids!
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Could my baby's diet be causing gas?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Breast fed babies can be sensitive to gas producing foods in mom's diet. These include foods like peppers, cabage, caffeine, chocolate, onions and tomato among others.
A 28-year-old member asked:

Can I drink diet drinks while pregnant?

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Dr. Richard Chudacoff
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes: Water is probably the best diet drink you can drink during pregnancy. Soft drinks, whether diet or not, are usually not the best drinks in pregnancy. I would suggest healthier drinks, such as juices, milk, electrolyte drinks such as gatorade or powerade rather than purely synthetic drinks. I would stay away from energy drinks.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is the best diet for early stage cirrosis?

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Dr. Samuel Sadow
Bariatrics 48 years experience
Depends!: Best to completely avoid all alcohol and extra carbs. Ask your doctor to send you to a GI specialist for your liver problems.
A 30-year-old member asked:

I dieted and think I now have a shrunken stomach. It is one fourth the size of normal. Does anyone have this?

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Dr. Christiaan Maurer
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Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Weird: That is a weird thing. I think you should be checked out by your doctor.

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