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Can you please suggest a liquid diet, high calorie menu or recipe for a mouth cancer patient who is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation?

Can you please suggest a liquid diet, high calorie menu or recipe for a mouth cancer patient who is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation?

High protein: There are many high protein, high energy commercially available drinks such as Boost and Ensure. Also try chicken or beef broth, Egg Drop Soup, pudding, yoghurt, ice cream, milk shakes, eggs, etc. consult with a Nutritionist who will have lots of great ideas. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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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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What are the dangers of a being on a 500 calorie diet?

What are the dangers of a  being on a 500 calorie diet?

Extreme low cal diet: Extreme low cal diets can create states of catabolism where the body starts breaking down its own tissue for energy. It can affect your electrolyte balance which will affect how the muscles of your body, which includes heart muscle functions. It lowers your metabolism for conservation of calories, instead of raising your metabolism. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i would like to get off my 500 calorie diet without gaining my weight back?

What do you suggest if i would like to get off my 500 calorie diet without gaining my weight back?

Reduce weight: My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Exercise key to losing weight. ...Read more

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I'm on a 500 calorie diet, now i don't have any energy--how can I get energy without stopping my diet?

I'm on a 500 calorie diet, now i don't have any energy--how can I get energy without stopping my diet?

Change your diet?: 500 calories per day is awful low...Too low. You are not putting enough energy into you to fuel you through the day. See your doctor, and get [safe] calorie restriction under medical supervision. ...Read more

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So for 2 weeks, I was on a 1500 calorie diet and burning 500+ calories. The 1st week I dropped 4lbs. 2nd week I barely lost a pound. What's wrong?

So for 2 weeks, I was on a 1500 calorie diet and burning 500+ calories. The 1st week I dropped 4lbs. 2nd week I barely lost a pound. What's wrong?

Metabolism slowing?: It's hard 2 say, not being completely knowledgeable abt what ur eating & what exercises ur doing. However, 4 lbs in 1 wk sounds like a "crash" wt loss plan. Easing into it w/ ~1 lb in the first week, & 1-1.5 lbs/week thereafter leads to more sustainable wt loss. "Crash" wt loss invariably leads to slowed metabolism, wt plateau (u may b experiencing now), & then wt INCREASE above d starting weight! ...Read more

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What is the definition of a negative calorie diet?

What is the definition of a negative calorie diet?

Weight loss: A negative caloric diet is simply that you take in less calories than you burn. Your doctor or a nutritionist can help you determine your BMR (basal metabolic rate) which is the amount of calories you typically burn in a day. To lose weight you will either need to eat less calories than that, or exercise to burn more. It requires a negative balance of around 3500 kcal to burn a pound. ...Read more

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What is the definition of a restricted calorie diet?

What is the definition of a restricted calorie diet?

See below: N order to be called a calorie restricted diet, the calorie intake needs to be less than 20%-25% of maintenance calories. While different individuals will choose to restrict different amounts, this range seems to offer the greatest benefits.Because someone who follows a calorie restriction diet will be consuming so few calories, it becomes extremely important that food be correct. Weighstation.Net. ...Read more

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What is the typical / average daily calorie diet of a person?

Average: Daily caloric intake varies for everyone. There is basal metabolic rate, which is the amount of caloric intake needed to run the body at a basic level. Average for most people is around 1200-1500 cal/day. Again, based on your body frame and age. ...Read more

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What should I eat on a 2, 000 calorie diet, on a daily basics?

What should I eat on a 2, 000 calorie diet, on a daily basics?

2000 calorie diet: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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I am on a 1400 calorie diet, how many grams of fat should I eat?

I am on a 1400 calorie diet, how many grams of fat should I eat?

Less than 50 gm: Calories from fat should be fewer than 30%. You should aim for about 45 gms of fat per day or lower. ...Read more

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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