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what is the definition or description of: diet?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Diet: Is the sum of food consumed, or the nutrient chosen for health or weight management.
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 24 years experience
Don't: Diet is a four letter word implying temporary measures with few good permanent results. I believe instead in 'healthy lifestyle changes' that may produce results more slowly but are more lasting.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Diet or Food Choices: refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, Everything else in between.

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Can diet affect stroke risk?

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Dr. Willa Terry
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Absolutely: Absolutely – a heart healthy diet will also help prevent strokes. Tips: 1/ limit unhealthy fats and cholesterol, 2/choose low-fat protein sources (lean beef, fish, chicken), 3/ eat more fruits and vegetables, 4/ choose whole grains over processed flours. Of note, a recent study reports that consuming diet sodas may increase stroke risk.
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How can I stick to my diet at the shopping mall?

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Dr. Samuel Sadow
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Eat healthy foods!: You need a lifestyle modification diet that you can live with that nourishes, provides needed protein, and is caloric restrictive without starvation. How about a huge veggie salad with some grilled fish or chicken, small olive oil and vinegar. Everyone will notice and want some! just tell people that this is how you like to eat because it's healthy. Then, go for a 10 minute walk.
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What is the definition or description of: diet types?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Sum of food & drink: That one consumes would make up one's diet. Many diets are based on trying to maintain or achieve a particular weight; or on religious grounds, e.g. Kosher, vegetarian/vegan, buddhist, hallelujah, islamic...I'm not a fan of a particular 'diet' so much as a lifestyle and manner of eating, drinking that incorporates healthiness, social gatherings, and a heightened sensitivity to the joy of eating.
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What is the definition or description of: minimizing greasy foods in diet?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Fat: Avoiding fried foods or foods cooked in a lot of oil. White creamy sauces are in general fatier than marinara sauces.
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A 30-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: zone diet?

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Dr. Stephen Carney
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Low carb diet: The Zone diet became popular in the mid-90s as an early low carb diet. Dr Barry Sears, a biochemist, developed the diet. It was summarized in a number of his books on it. The first was aptly entitled 'The Zone Diet'. His popular summary of how to shop for the diet: stay at the outer perimeter of the supermarket and avoid the aisles, became an oft paraphrased recommendation.

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