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Doctor insights on: 1200 Calorie Diet And Exercise Plan

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Dr. Arthur Heller
2,585 doctors shared insights

Diet (Definition)

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, ...Read more


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Is it safe to eat a low calorie diet and exercise 3-4 hours a day?

Is it safe to eat a low calorie diet and exercise 3-4 hours a day?

How low is low?: Seems to me that exercising 4-5hr/d is a bit excessive. You only need 30min or so to improve your health. As for low calorie diet, it depends upon how low is low. More importantly, what kind of calories are you consuming? Healthy or junk? Processed or otherwise? What's your goal w/this extreme approach? Discuss your concerns, plans & goals w/your family doc who knows most about you & your health. ...Read more

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Good evening, doctor I am newly diabetic age 29, committed to schedule a low-calorie diet and exercise eight hours a week, A1c month ago was 7.2 and the FBS 103, RBS 117. The doctor gave me medicine Galvus-met 50-850 twice a day My question is, Is it pos

Good evening, doctor
 I am newly diabetic age 29, committed to schedule a low-calorie diet and exercise eight hours a week, A1c month ago was 7.2 and the FBS 103, RBS 117.
The doctor gave me medicine Galvus-met 50-850 twice a day
My question is, Is it pos

Need a consult: It looks like your question is a request for a personal consult with advice for your specific situation. For complicated personal questions, you may need to request either an inbox consult or a live consult with one of the doctors to get your answer — or rephrase your question to fit within the space allowed. ...Read more

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What's a good diet and exercise plan?

What's a good diet and exercise plan?

Make it routine: Plans are only good if you can incorporate them into your routine. There are plenty out there but make sure it's sensible & you can do it. With consistency & time you will get results. ...Read more

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What's a healthy diet and exercise plan?

What's a healthy diet and exercise plan?

Heart : Eat a mediterranean diet, get plenty of exercise, do not smoke and take care of any risk factors you may have like diabetes, hypertension or gout. Thirty minutes minimum of aerobic exercise a day and three times a week light weight work. ...Read more

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Please describe a good diet and exercise plan for a teenage girl?

Please describe a good diet and exercise plan for a teenage girl?

One that: You can stay on for the rest of your life, enjoy, provide all your necessary nutrition and exercise, and not become overweight. It varies from one person to the next. ...Read more

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What diet and exercise plan can help with lowering ldl, raising hdl, or both?

What diet and exercise plan can help with lowering ldl, raising hdl, or both?

Low Carb and Aerobic: Lifestyle changes help more with HDL than ldl. Weight loss and exercise can increase HDL by up to 50%. The effect on LDL is usually less (10-20%).Most weight loss diets will improve hdl, with some evidence that a low carb diet is superior: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/20679559 aerobic exercise will also improve cholesterol: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/17533202. ...Read more

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I need advice with a diet and exercise plan?

I need advice with a diet and exercise plan?

See below: Diet: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/heart-healthy-diet/nu00196 exercise: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/fitness-training/hq01305 this will get you started. ...Read more

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What is a good diet and exercise plan to do to lose weight?

What is a good diet and exercise plan to do to lose weight?

None, really: Not even the most recently released med for weight loss is a "magic bullet". The real secret to weight loss is healthful meals (lean protein, goods fats, low glycemic index carbs, colorful fruits & veggies, whole grains), portion control (use salad/dessert plate instead of dinner plate; no refills), & exercise to burn off calories. Support groups like weight watchers can help motivation. ...Read more

Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more