U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 27-year-old member asked:

I started going to a diet dr. and the diet she reccomended doesn't allow me any dairy, bread, fruits, starches of any kind. is this healthy?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 41 years experience
Eat balanced diet: Restriction diets that limit lots of different "good" foods may work in the short term, but such diets are not meant to be followed for a long time. A simple rule of thumb is to cut back on calories by eating smaller meals and avoiding snacks. Exercise to tone, and to burn calories. Keep in mind that fat=9 calories/gram whereas proteins and carbohydrates =4 calories/gram of food. Eat healthy!
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Dec 29, 2016


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.