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Bariatric Portion Control Plate
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
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
Doubtful: Read the (lack of) nutritional content of pork rinds....Basically "food porn" in most instances. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Loestrin 28: Has the least side effects. Try it. ...Read more
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
Lowest dose: Some women gain and others lose but i would take the pill that is considered the lowest dose. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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