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has anyone tried the slimfast diet and what were the results?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Forget it: The foods that compose the diet are not all truly healthy. Read my blog at wwww.Mdprevent.Blogspot.Com for a good summation of a healthy diet that will help you reduce weight and keep it off.
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
Meal replacement: While in general i don't recommend meal replacement diets because they are very restrictive and hard to stay with, there are few that are really harmful. These like Slimfast work by restricting calorie intake. This can be done with anything but Slimfast etc tries to balance vitamins/proteins/calories to help with hunger and sugar fluctuations. Hard to do for extended period and maintain weight.

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Can a different diet help my fibrofog?

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What is the rotation diet?

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Does diet affect ms?

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What is the right diet for hypoglycemia?

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
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Balance : The best diet is relatively high in protein. You should avoid processed sugars and starches, although many natural complex carbs, such as potatoes, are fine. It is advisable to remain caffeine-free, as caffeine makes you more sensitive to low glucose levels.
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What do diet ratios like 40/30/30 mean?

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Dr. Willa Terry
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