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Will a fiber rich diet help constipation?

Will a fiber rich diet help constipation?

Daily recommended: Dose is 25-30 gms a day. Besides fiber drink atleast 6-8 glasses of water and take a stool softener twice a day. Stay active and if this all doesnt help then see a GI doc for further workup. ...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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Is carbonated water with added vitamins a healthy low calorie choice?

Is carbonated water with added vitamins a healthy low calorie choice?

Yes: Much better than sodas. Plain water is good too, and does not pollute the earth with more plastic bottles. Drinks with high sugar content such as juices or sodas will raise your blood sugar too quickly, then drop just as quickly. Watch out for artificially sweetened beverages. There are health risks associated with many of the synthetic sweeteners. ...Read more

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What foods can help add calories on a low carb, high protein diet?

What foods can help add calories on a low carb, high protein diet?

See below: Meat, eggs fish , cheese at times , poultry..To start. You can find information at www.Weighstation.Net see newsletters and dietitian..Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Which foods would boost carbohydrate intake without adding too much salt?

Which foods would boost carbohydrate intake without adding too much salt?

Fresh: Fresh fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, and whole grains will boost carbohydrate intake without adding salt. ...Read more

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Can a low carb diet help lose Wright?

Can a low carb diet help lose Wright?

Yes but: Rest of diet, protein and fat must be balanced properly. Also types of carbs used very important too. Best to consult a dietician. ...Read more

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Is a high fiber diet beneficial for weight loss?

Is a high fiber diet beneficial for weight loss?

Yes: To lose weight you need to get into negative caloric balance, i.e., burn more calories than you take in. High fiber diet and exercise will help. ...Read more

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How can a lacto-vegetarian on restricted diet (no salt, sugar, oil, vinegar, gluten) eat healthy?

How can a lacto-vegetarian on restricted diet (no salt, sugar, oil, vinegar, gluten) eat healthy?

Balance the diet: A lacto-vegan has many choices for foods. A good nutrition book or a visit to a dietician can help form a balanced diet. Eating a big variety of foods helps prevent nutrient deficiencies. Also, one can take a daily multivitamin+mineral tablet. Lowfat or nonfat dairy products have plenty of protein. One can buy natural, gluten-free foods and cook them without adding salt, sugar, oil, nor vinegar. ...Read more

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Might consuming diet soda effect my weight loss diet?

Might consuming diet soda effect my weight loss diet?

Diet soda BAD!: Stay far away for diet soda. Nutrasweet and splenda are both not good for you, and can even promote weight gain. ...Read more

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Can a diet high in soy protein smoothies help one lose weight?

Can a diet high in soy protein smoothies help one lose weight?

Not by itself: Some food plans may include protein shakes or smoothies as meal replacements, but you can't rely exclusively on these for nutrition. If you're adding the smoothies onto a diet that already contains the amount of calories and nutrients you need, you will not lose weight. It may help to review your overall food plan with a nutritionist to see how the soy smoothies fit into it. Exercise too! ...Read more

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I want to add some weight and strength. Will a protein rich diet help me?

I want to add some weight and strength. Will a protein rich diet help me?

Exercise with weight: You need strength training to challenge your muscles, that will give you more muscles and increased strength. Your protein needs is probably about 1 gram of protein for every kilogram of weight. Too much protein and or calories as protein doesnt enhance muscle growth, it can end up as fat just as well. It can also put a strain on your kidneys who have to deal with the extra protein. ...Read more

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Recommendations, on adding nuts & seeds to the diet while still encouraging weight loss? Would like to supplement w/ fruit, veggie, almond smoothies.

Recommendations, on adding nuts & seeds to the diet while still encouraging weight loss? Would like to supplement w/ fruit, veggie, almond smoothies.

1 ounce/day: Nuts and seeds are great to add to a weight loss plan. Realize that one ounce of nuts is 200 calories. One ounce of nuts a day is all you need for protein, unsaturated fat. Take into account the calories from the nuts and seeds when you do eat them. They are healthy foods and should be a part of everyones plan. ...Read more

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Can diet soda inhibit weight loss?

Can diet soda inhibit weight loss?

Yes and no: Substituting it for regular sugared soda might help weight loss. However, 2 studies suggest people drinking diet sodas may gain weight instead. Drink plain tap water. ...Read more

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Does eating more carbohydrate (rice, pasta) prevent weight loss?

Does eating more carbohydrate (rice, pasta) prevent weight loss?

NO!: They and sugar are the major cause of obesity. Eating white rice in eastern countries caused beriberi. Good class protein, appropriate fat and complex carbs make up a balanced diet that you get from "god-made" food. ...Read more

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Is the mediterranean diet or paleo diet better for losing weight?

Is the mediterranean diet or paleo diet better for losing weight?

Paleo Diet: Paleo diet is especially helpful for autoimmune disease and gastrointestinal disorders. Here's a quick start guide... http://doccarnahan.blogspot.com/2013/02/a-quick-start-guide-paleo-diet.html. ...Read more

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Could a high protein diet and low carb diet help me lose weight?

Could a high protein diet and low carb diet help me lose weight?

Not necessarily: Any diet that reduces calories lower than what you are burning up wiii cause you to lose weight. ...Read more

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Daily program diet for losing weight?

Daily program diet for losing weight?

Many options!: If you want a program that works and has meals pre-made for you so you don't have to measure and track calories, I would try Take Shape for Life. I, myself, used this program and lost 60 lb which has stayed off for 5 years. If that's not appealing, then look at www.myfitnesspal.com for ideas. A great book to read on permanent weight control: Dr. A's Habits of Health by Dr. Wayne Scott Anderson ...Read more

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