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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
Depends: It's a numbers game and a genetics thing. Overall the ornish or zone diet. But you need to know how many calories you burn everyday and how many u consume. You want to burn more than you eat. However, some people won't lose wt bec of hormone imbalances or lack of muscles. Diet alone will not work you must exercise and wt train. ...Read more
Avoid processed food: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. ...Read more
Dangerous: The ABC Diet or Ana Boot Camp Diet lasts for 50 days with calories ranging from 0 to 500 per day except one day at 800 calories. It is essentially a starvation diet. It is predictable that a high percentage of muscle mass will be lost. This is a dangerous “diet” – Must recommend against it. ...Read more
There is no best diet. No restrictive plan ever works long term. A "diet" usually means that the patient is going to go off of the "diet" when they have lost the weight. Guess what happens then? You go back to the foods you gave up...And you gain the weight back.
Most patients then feel like failures, and it's not their fault! Reducing
food portions, exercise, support for change will help. ...Read more
Mediterranean diet: A good diet really isn't a diet b/c diets are temporary. Instead, look to make a lifestyle change. With that said, recent randomized controlled trial demonstrated ability of mediterranean diet to prevent heart disease. Check out http://alvinblin. Blogspot. Com/2013/02/mediterranean-diet-prevents-heart. Html. Just remember that this needs to become a way of life. And don't forget to get/stay active. ...Read more
Depends on age: If you have an obese infant, it is still important to provide a minimum amount of calories and breastmilk or formula mixed to the right concentration to avoid electrolyte abnormalities. Older children can be placed on diets, but it is important to have this catered to the age of the child so that he or she is still getting in enough of the right calories + nutrition for adequate growth. ...Read more
Ana Boot Camp Diet: The ABC Diet or Ana Boot Camp Diet lasts for 50 days w calories ranging from 0 to 500 per day except 1 day at 800 calories. It is essentially a starvation diet which rotates the # of calories eaten each day. It is predictable that high % of muscle mass will be lost. This is a dangerous “diet” – Must recommend against it. ...Read more
Moderation: Portion control, moderation, variety and balance. Portion control is important- especially eating out where portion sizes have grown. Fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, beans, whole grains, lean cuts of meat, fowl and fish, low fat dairy products, nuts. Unhealthy-processed foods, high in animal saturated fats and processed sugars. ...Read more
Balanced diet: A diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low in saturated fats is generally a good choice. You will need to limit calories to avoid gaining weight. Do not use tobacco and avoid alcohol. Diet needs to be tailored to an individual and you may wish to consult a nutritionist. ...Read more
Mediterranean diet: Mediterranean diet is only one that has solid research demonstrating benefit. Plus there's no commercial benefit or conflict of interest. Lots of variations given number of cultures & ethnicities surrounding that body of water. Basically eat lots of non-starchy vegetables, chicken & fish, nuts, olive oil, wine in moderation. Rarely eat red meat or processed foods. Check out http://goo. Gl/phfhr. ...Read more
All diets can work: All diets have a basic underpinning: ingest fewer calories than your body b urns so that you lose weight. The novelty of new diet types usually causes a burst of weight loss. The problem is that few can sustain the diet and they regress into their previous food intake and exercise pattern which causes the weight to return. ...Read more
I think it is a horrible diet. A breakfast of sugared coffee only is not a good idea. Best to adopt a lifestyle of sensible eating.
I would put this diet in the same category as the "hot chick" diet: pepsi and cigarette for each meal.
It is not what or how you eat once in a while that affects things, rather how you eat usually. ...Read more
No such thing: Cystitis cystica is a pathologist's curiosity of little or no implication to the person from whose bladder was biopsied. I appreciate that you're taking a proactive approach to your health. But life's difficult enough without people making up dietary advice for non-diseases. If you have something else going on, your physician can advise you. Thanks for asking. ...Read more
No junk food:
Avoid eating junk food and prepares food that has flavor enhancers in them. These include msg, soy protein isolate, protein isolate, carragenan all there to make you eat more.
Avoid fructose and high fructose corn syrup. Eat more protein and vegetables preferably organic and aviod bread and dairy products and you will lose weight. ...Read more