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what are the major types of diets?

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Dr. Lance Ashworth
General Practice 20 years experience
There are many!: Best way to start is to look at your blood lab panels and see if there are any problems with your hormone levels, anemia, vitamin/nutritional deficits.In other words go see a weight management medicine physician.The most popular programs are low carb (less than 50 g carbs /day), using medical meal shake suppl., low cal/low glycemic index, always incl 64 oz's water/day, 4-5 days of 30-40 min walks.

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Is my baby allergic to my diet?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 27 years experience
No: Probably not. There are a lot of myths about diet, but it is truly unusual for babies to have an allergic reaction to anything in mom's diet. With the possible, single exception of cow's milk, no other item in mom's diet has been conclusively shown to trigger a reaction in babies (and even cow's milk would be rare.).
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How does my diet affect my baby?

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Dr. Lawrence Rosen
Pediatrics 28 years experience
It depends: Some babies are very sensitive to what moms eat while breastfeeding, others are not. Some foods (dairy, soy, certain cruciferous vegetables) may cause gas or intestinal distress in some babies. Caffeine may overstimulate certain babies, as well. A healthy diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables, water, lean proteins and whole grains, can promote health in your baby.
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What are some effective diet pills?

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Dr. Samuel Sadow
Bariatrics 48 years experience
Yes: Fda approved diet pills are only prescribed under your doctor's care and for short times only. Tenuate and Phentermine are the safest, but have certain contraindications. If you think you need a diet pill you likely need a good weight loss physician to prescribe a program for you. Most people fail in dieting because they're not being well supervised and get discouraged.
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Why do people go on starvation diets?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Too lose weight: Starvation diets are used by many patients to rapidly lose weight. They do not cause any sustainable weight loss and are very unhealthy.
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What 's the definition of a low-carbohydrate diet?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
<20%: All foods are made up of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Current recommendations for adults are diets composed of 45-65% carb, 10-35% protein, and 20-35% fat. Low carb is usually understood to mean <20% carb but can just mean a restriction in carb content. For the skinny on good nutrition, surf over to: http://www.Cnpp.Usda.Gov/publications/dietaryguidelines/2010/policydoc/policydoc.Pdf.

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