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Are Potatoes Good For A Low Calorie Diet
It's all relative.: For very low calorie diets, potatoes are relatively high calorie [1 cup of diced potato is 55 calories] compared to 1 serving of turnips or even better deal cooked radishes/daikon. But potatoes are a good deal compared to 1/2 cup of white rice [120 calories], 1 cup of noodles, bread or bagels. So it depends on how low you're trying to go. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not necessarily: In many cases the low cal diet can signal to the thyroid that you are in starvation mode thus preventing weight loss. A surer way to lose weight is by eating a meditteranean style diet minus any grains containing gluten and including low glycemic foods. Eating 3 meals and 2 snacks may show more results than calorie counting. Let me know how you do. ...Read more
A bit o'carbs: Choose something like a granola bar to provide your body with some carbs for the workout. Grain cereals like grape nuts, a whole grain bagel or a banana are other good choices. Not a large amount though right before your workout because it will be sloshing around in your stomach and also it will draw too much blood to your gut rather than to your muscles for the workout. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm just wondering, if you on a low calorie diet and still lift weight do you still get good muscle tone?
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
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Diets: Fad diets are marketing ploys to promote a concept that has more to do with making money than with a well-balanced diet that promotes long-term compliance conducive with a healthy lifestyle. Many of these diets are also low calorie diets. A low calorie diet is a diet that provides extremely low calories in order to produce significant weight loss. They can be unbalanced and cause problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There may be danger: There could be some danger if you are not adequately hydrated and have not taken enough energy (that is calories) to expend during excercise. ...Read more
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