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Are potatoes good for a low calorie diet?

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 more

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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 a low calorie diet a good way to lose weight?

Is a low calorie diet a good way to lose weight?

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

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What is a good pre-workout snack while you are on a low calorie diet?

What is a good pre-workout snack while you are on a low calorie diet?

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 more

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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

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

Need a consult: It looks like your question is a request for a personal consult with advice for your specific situation. For complicated personal questions, you may need to request either an inbox consult or a live consult with one of the doctors to get your answer — or rephrase your question to fit within the space allowed. ...Read more

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What are the types of beans to eat for a low calorie diet?

What are the types of beans to eat for a low calorie diet?

Any kind: Beans in general are excellent food. They are very high in fiber, have a high quality protein, and are low in fat. They are an excellent part of a balanced diet. My personal favorite is black beans! ...Read more

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How much time will take to lose weight on a low calorie diet?

How much time will  take to lose weight on a low calorie diet?

Difficult: Low-carb diet is likely to promote weight loss, at least at first, but risky. Weight loss may or may not continue long term, depending on your commitment to following the eating plan. If you abandon the low-carb diet and return to your former eating habits, you may regain any lost weight. ...Read more

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How is being on a low-calorie diet different from being anorexic?

How is being on a low-calorie diet different from being anorexic?

Anorexia = illness: Being on a low calorie diet = being on a diet that is low in calories. Anorexia nervosa = believing that one's body is abnormal contrary to perceptions of others (example: someone who is very thin insisting that he/she is too fat); obsessing about possibility of weight gain; insisting on being underweight, even if it is affecting his/her health severely. It can be a life-threatening illness. ...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