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What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

Iodine good.: foods from the sea have iodine good. ones that bind up iodine bad (these are all the healthy broccoli family foods like broccoli, kale, cabbage). Just have more good than bad and don't do silly amounts of either ...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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Are fad diets actually effective?

Are fad diets actually effective?

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 more

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What are the best fad diets out there?

What are the best fad diets out there?

NONE: In my humble opinion, there is no best fad diet since they dont teach you good nutrition or proper eating habits. Some dont even stress portion control. You can eat all of this or that you want. I suggest learning moderation, eating a variety of healthy foods in good balance. Exercise and activity should be a part of your life as well. Fresh fruits and vegetables- 5-7 servings a day is good start. ...Read more

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Are there any fad diets that actually work?

Are there any fad diets that actually work?

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 more

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What are fad diets and are they really bad?

What are fad diets and are they really bad?

Some not nutrional: Fad diets come and go. They are often nutritionally unbalanced and make promises of marked and rapid weight loss. ...Read more

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What are some fad diets that actually work for you?

What are some fad diets that actually work for you?

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 more

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Why causes people to gain the weight back after fad diets?

Why causes people to gain the weight back after fad diets?

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. Once the diet is completed and you return to your usual eating habits, weight returns. ...Read more

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What can I do to lose weight without fad diets?

What can I do to lose weight without fad diets?

Diet: You should have a complete evaluation and find a physician that participates in a comprehensive life change program that involves nutritional changes, exercise, and psychological/behavior modification. ...Read more

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Are anorexia and bulimia considered fad diets?

Are anorexia and bulimia considered fad diets?

Fad diet: No. They are serious illnesses with high mortality rates if untreated. ...Read more

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I'm getting married 8/2015 I want to look and feel amazing... I've tried many fad diets nothing seems to work. Please help!

I'm getting married 8/2015 I want to look and feel amazing... I've tried many fad diets nothing seems to work. Please help!

Patience: nothing works in 5 days. I am sure ur fiancé has seen u before. just do regular make up now. but do gradual dieting later. any method making u loose wt fast may make u week and u loose ur honeymoon charm and joy. ...Read more

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The Atkins diet is definitely unhealthy, are there any other fad diets that actually work?

The Atkins diet is definitely unhealthy, are there any other fad diets that actually work?

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 more

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What are the reasons that people follow so called "fad diets" like gluten free even when they don't have celiac?

What are the reasons that people follow so called "fad diets" like gluten free even when they don't have celiac?

Consumer trends: Consumer trends have long held popularity. Gluten free is the latest. People like to do what's cool and hip. I would say, however, that if you are picking a food group to skip, then bread would be the smartest one to do without. Gluten free living, so long as you don't substitute it with tons of gluten free cookies and baked goods is a good way to go with lean meat, veggies, fruit, milk. ...Read more

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After many years of fad diets binges and gett fatter, IV joind a gym. I now know i need to eat healthy. I don't know where to start. I know nothing?

After many years of fad diets binges  and gett fatter,  IV joind a gym. I now know i need to eat healthy. I don't know where to start. I know nothing?

CONSULT A DIETICIAN: I will recommend you physician first and get checked.Your weight;height and bmi.Your blood test to check your sugar, cholesterol and thyroid tests. Next set a goal as to how much you need to loose over how long period, and be realistic, no short cut.Consult a nutrishnist.Diet has to be low calorie, avoid simple sugars and low carb diet, low in polysaturated fat and exercise programme at least 3to4/week. ...Read more

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I'm a 20 year old female, 5'5" , 265 lbs. and have always been overweight. I have gone to camps, tried fad diets, tried working out and eating right. Nothing seems to work for me. I don't have a thyroid problem. Can I ask my doctor put me on appetite supp

I'm a 20 year old female, 5'5" , 265 lbs. and have always been overweight. I have gone to camps, tried fad diets, tried working out and eating right. Nothing seems to work for me. I don't have a thyroid problem. Can I ask my doctor put me on appetite supp

Probably yes: Based on your height and weight you do qualify for an appetite suppressant. However there are some heart conditions that might prevent you from being able to go on an appetite suppressant. It's best to see a weight-loss specialist who uses appetite suppressant on a regular basis and get a thorough evaluation. Appetite suppressant's best work when you're on a diet & very effective in short term. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid if I am on a diet?

What foods should I avoid if I am on a diet?

Dieting: That's a tricky question because in all honesty, dieting rarely works for long term weight loss. What works is understanding what foods are good and bad for you, then making a change in your lifestyle by making better choices. Strict diets are a setup for failure. Eat appropriate portions, eat carbs and sugars in moderation. Lean protein, veggies, & fruits are your friends. ...Read more

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What is high carb diet and why do people avoid it ?

What is high carb diet and why do people avoid it ?

Unhealthy: Carbohydrates are the major feeder of fat cells in the body so a high carb diet is likely to lead to weight gain. High carb diets are also generally very low in fats. This can be helpful for someone with heart disease but some types of fats, such as omega-3s are healthy and provide good health benefits. High carb diets are generally not well regarded. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for a diabetic person? What foods to avoid?

What is a good diet for a diabetic person? What foods to avoid?

Avoid sugar & carbs : Everyone agrees that it is best to avoid sugar and minimize simple carbs (as found in rice, wheat and other grains) and sweet fruits. It is good to emphasize vegetables, beans and nuts. Dr. Gabriel cousens has found that a raw food vegan diet often dramatically improves and at times even reverses diabetes! see http://bit.Ly/1dlmd23 and http://www.Naturalnews.Com/028341_diabetes_living_foods.Html. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are foods to avoid eating while on a diet?

Carbs: Start reading labels. Generally speaking, when dieting, you want to burn more calories (weight) than you take in, and the math will work in your favor for weight loss. Carbohydrates in excess will cause weight gain. Atkins diet (no carbs) hard to do, a modified atkins or "south beach diet" is more attainable, and if coordinated with a good exercise regimen should show some eventaul results. Good. ...Read more

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What kind of diet should I pursue if i want to avoid pigmentation?

What kind of diet should I pursue if i want to avoid pigmentation?

Diet has nothing to : Diet has nothing to do with pigmentation! eat healthy: ample amount of proteins, low fat and moderate amount of starches. Animal fats are bad for humnan consumption. So eat plant based foods supplemented with foods with good protein content like fish, eggs, nuts and soy products.Fruits and veggies daily will help you most. ...Read more

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What's it like to diet using insulin and how do you avoid overdose?

What's it like to diet using insulin and how do you avoid overdose?

Diabetes educators: Please discuss this with a certified diabetes educator or your doctor. Oftentimes, Insulin is prescribed based on patient weight, regimented diet or a patient may be given a sliding scale, or an insulin/carbohydrate ratio if taking short acting insulin. Your diabetes specialist will know how to adjust Insulin doses for dietary/exercise changes to help avoid hypoglycemia. ...Read more