Doctor insights on:
Anorexia Recovery Diet Plan
Amt. And control:
Crash dieting is not a medical term but implies a very large amount of calories out and not one you could stay on forever.
Anorexia has disordered thoughts implicit in the definition of people not realizing how thin they are. ...Read more
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
I know that girls that battle anorexia or extreme dieting lose their periods. Do they get it back?
Most do, not all: In order to get your periods back you must regain adequate weight. Exercise may interfere with return of menstruation, too, and (annoyingly) may need to be drastically limited during the recovery period, even after weight is adequate. Dieting is very bad for the hormones in nearly every setting. When periods do not return it is usually because of low weight&/or too much exercise. ...Read more
Yes: Anorexia is a firmly entrenched and multiply determined pattern of behavior. It can exacerbate in response to stress -- even after seemingly successful treatment. I hope you'll talk with your therapist about trying to diet during recovery. That you're at least acknowledging it here is a good sign that your health is trying to prevail. I'm glad you're keeping aware and honest enough to see it. ...Read more
I have just started my anorexia recovery, and I haven't been issued a meal plan yet. Until then, how do I eat?
Anorexia: This is a serious and complex problem and you need to discuss with your team. ...Read more
Any advice? I have just started my anorexia recovery, and I haven't been issued a meal plan yet. Until then, how do I eat?
Small meals often..: Recovery takes time and meal plan is very importnant to replnish nutrients. Anorexia causing not just calorie supression but lack of minerals, protein, vitamins and immune system is weakneed. Consider breakfast Jogurt with fresh furit, nuts. Snak mozarela stick, apple. Lunch soup, salad + egg, avocado, olive oil..., Snack hummus with carrot or other. Dinner grill fish, chicken, plenty of water. ...Read more
Is it bad to go on a low sugar diet for Anorexic recovery? My current BMI is 17.7 which is an increase from 15 point something.
Fresh foods: A good diet plan includes one-ingredient foods. For example, vegetables, fruits, chicken, turkey, beef, fish, nuts. Stay away from pre-packaged and heavily processed foods. Drink water instead of soda and juice. Also, listen to your body and try to eat only when you're hungry, and then eat until you are satisfied, not stuffed. Eat slowly and wait 15 minutes before going for seconds. ...Read more
Eat calories more: Eat more calories than you need from good healthy sources such as nuts, lean meats, healthy oils added to your foods. In order to gain weight and not fat, you might need to challenge your muscles with exercise and strength training. You can calculate how many calories you need based on age, weight, and sex at many online sites. ...Read more
Not sure if you're asking about a weight-loss diet or one for general health but dr. Furhman's nutritarian diet is good for both: http://bit. Ly/1dhw9ht
minimize sugars, simple carbs from grains ;
Dr. Weil has useful info: http://huff. To/19ygs8y- see his "discuss that" link in his article.
It's best to choose organic foods- see http://bit. Ly/19xax7e
also see http://bit. Ly/gagviu. ...Read more
Diets: what works?:
This is a vital question.
I fall on the side that says that most fad diets are dangerous.
One wants a diet that is scientifically sound, that leads to slow steady weight loss and contains some ability to maintain accountability to ones self and others.
It is well known that the weight watchers diet is scientifically sound and the south beach approach is also valid as a way to sanity and losing. ...Read more
Healthy choices: 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. 3-5 ounces of lean meat, chicken or fish as protein, or eggs, or 1 cup of milk. Complex carbohydrates in the form of whole grains, should make up 1/4 of your plate servings. 1/2 your plate should be fresh fruits and or vegetables. And 1/4 of your plate should be protein. Beans and legumes are also healthy carbohydrates. Avoid too much fat, fried foods. ...Read more
Healthy choices: If you eat at restaurants because you are on the go- select from the heart healthy selection. Get doggy bags - you don't have to eat restaurant portions. Prepare veggies & fruits that you can snack on during the day. ...Read more
Diet and exercise: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries don't 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
Whole foods: 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
Avoid sugars...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more
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Plan: Check out www. Thedocstu. Com Look into low glycemic and check out Osolean ...Read more
Not exclusively: Liquid diet preparations need to contain a balance of the nutrients you need throughout the day. If they do, they are a convenient way to take in a calorie-controlled meal. But its best to also have the fiber/other benefits of food. Replacing one or at most two meals with a balanced liquid diet can be ok. Danger of all liquid diets: calories too low, lose too fast, metabolism falls, REGAIN! ...Read more