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Will following the Keto diet (super lo carb diet) affect birth control effectiveness at all?

Will following the Keto diet (super lo carb diet) affect birth control effectiveness at all?

No: A ketogenic diet does not decrease the efficacy of birth control. Continue your birth control as prescribed. If following a ketogenic diet, discuss your plan for healthy weight loss with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Kenneth Foreman
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Bariatrics (Definition)

Bariatrics is the field of medicine dedicated to the study and management of obesity. Medical and surgical weight loss, treatment options, clinical research in obesity, and the general medical care of hospital patients who are severely overweight are all covered in this field. Almost a third of american patients suffer from obesity defined as a body mass index ...Read more


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Diabetic after whipples. 250mg metformin 3 times a day. Diabetes under control but losing weight after cutting down on carbs.want weight gain?

Diabetic after whipples. 250mg metformin 3 times a day. Diabetes under control but losing weight after cutting down on carbs.want weight gain?

It will be difficult: I'm glad that you're able to control your inevitable diabetes after a Whipples with only a low dose of Metformin. Metformin is also one of the best anti-cancer medications there is--so I encourage you to continue to take it. You'll just need to increase your caloric intake--mostly fat and protein. Appetite enhancers include the antihistamine Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) (best taken at night), and the cannabinols. ...Read more

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Is amall amount of pork rind ok on the medabolic diet / lo carb diet?

Is amall amount of pork rind ok on the medabolic diet / lo carb diet?

Doubtful: Read the (lack of) nutritional content of pork rinds....Basically "food porn" in most instances. ...Read more

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Is bariatric surgery safe? I'm 5'6" 213 with a lot of muscle due to weight training. Just can't lose the fat. Am i weight loss resistant? Help!

Is bariatric surgery safe? I'm 5'6" 213 with a lot of muscle due to weight training. Just can't lose the fat. Am i weight loss resistant?  Help!

Weight loss surgery: Two answers: first, bariatric surgery is safer than its ever been. It is safer than heart operations, safer than hip operations. The death rate today for a gastric bypass is 1 in 900. 1 in 2000 for a lap band. But, at your height and weight, your bmi is 34.3 and you wouldn't qualify for the surgical procedures. I am sorry. Today, a bmi > 35 with medical complications of obesity is required. ...Read more

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Will I lose weight if I portion control my fatty foods instead of striving to constantly eat healthy?

Will I lose weight if I portion control my fatty foods instead of striving to constantly eat healthy?

Good fats are impt: Fat has a bad reputation. You need good fats for your body to function well which are olive oil, avocado, nuts/seeds. You don't need fried foods or man made fats at all. You still always need to understand portion size since it is so distorted in the USA. Watch FED UP documentary for more info. Eat less calories, more veggies, some fruits, lean protein, and decrease the carbs to 2x/day ...Read more

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Is carbs or fat the weight gain culprit at a desk job?

Is carbs or fat the weight gain culprit at a desk job?

Either can: Be. Whenever calories consumed exceeds calories burned then your weight increases. A relatively small number of calories are burned sitting at a desk. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm on a calorie restricted diet of 1300 calories? What are some healthy lunch ideas for losing weight to take to school?

I'm on a calorie restricted diet of 1300 calories? What are some healthy lunch ideas for losing weight to take to school?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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Acupuncturist recm'd i eat 4-5 small meals a day and 25g of protein @ each meal. Isn't that more than the body can absorb? Pros cons? 145f inactive

Acupuncturist recm'd i eat 4-5 small meals a day and 25g of protein @  each meal. Isn't that more than the body can absorb?  Pros cons? 145f inactive

Thoughts: Hello it is recommend that adult males need 56 grams/ day & women need 46 grams /day of protein. I know that high protein diets are recommended when used w auricular acupuncture for weight loss. I don't know the specific reason you are receiving acupuncture. I am an acupuncturist, but i don't have enough knowledge about situation to comment on the amt of protein recommended. You have complex >>. ...Read more

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210pounds 5^2 21yrs old. Considering the 400(or600) calories a day diet. Nutritional diet plan?

210pounds 5^2 21yrs old. Considering the 400(or600) calories a day diet. Nutritional diet plan?

Not enough calories: If you drop caloric intake too drastically - you will actually eat up a lot of muscle and drop your metabolic rate. This is NOT a healthy way to lose weight. Consider working with a nutritionist so that you can do this in a healthy way. Take care. ...Read more

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Is duodenum switch weight loss surgery risky?

Is duodenum switch weight loss surgery risky?

Yes but...: There is no surgery without risk. The supposed benefit of any surgical procedure needs to be balanced against the typical risk of the procedure before you decide for surgery. If you are unsure, you may need more time to consider your options, or get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Is there a need to follow a strict diet plan after the removal of gallbladder..I.E..Eating low cholesterol diets, no meat..

Is there a need to follow a strict diet plan after the removal of gallbladder..I.E..Eating low cholesterol diets, no meat..

No: Ignore whoever told you this unless it's your surgeon or an evidence-based clinician. Life's difficult enough without limiting yourself based on stuff you read on the internet. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm on a high protein diet, is it okay to eat small portions of bread?

I'm on a high protein diet, is it okay to eat small portions of bread?

No and no: generally this is for weight loss. The diet works either by making people so miserable that they don't eat, or loss of some muscle glycogen, or changing the cues for eating. All of these will be messed up by even small amounts of bread. Furthermore, the whole question implies trying to get out of eating less and exercising more and how to bail out on dieting. ...Read more

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What birth control pill is recommended for the least amount of weight gain?

What birth control pill is recommended for the least amount of weight gain?

Lowest dose: Some women gain and others lose but i would take the pill that is considered the lowest dose. ...Read more

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Can i absorb B12 protein in pills after bariatric surgery?

Not as well: After bariatric surgery we usually recommend taking B12 supplements either sublingual (dissolvable under your tongue), with injections. Regular B12 pills are not absorbed very well an may lead to deficiencies. ...Read more

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Best birth control that doesn't involve weight gain?

Best  birth control that doesn't involve weight gain?

IUD/Implant: Regardless of your age, blood pressure, family history, or reactions to other birth control, the most effective and safest methods of birth control are long-acting progestin-only methods, such as the implant or the hormonal IUD, which decrease rates of endometrial cancer and decrease bleeding. They release low amounts of hormone daily and so will not affect your weight. ...Read more

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Are there any less radical/extreme methods to surgically remove visceral fat than a full omentectomy ? (long story, ´diet and exercise´ won´t cut it)

Are there any less radical/extreme methods to surgically remove visceral fat than a full omentectomy ? (long story, ´diet and exercise´ won´t cut it)

Really, surgery??: To remove visceral fat...totally NO Wheat, sugar, potato, starch, fruit juice, ... EVER! Did you really do this much and have no success? Exercise is relevant for health, NOT relevant for weight loss. The questioned surgery has much potential for complication with omental scar tissue...beware! Www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more

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Is the medfast weight loss program a healthy approach to dieting?

Is the medfast weight loss program a healthy approach to dieting?

Another program: Weight loss program works provided it fits your personality and medical issues. All weight loss program works to a certain extent but the ongoing lifestyle management and stress management is upto you. ...Read more

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