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Bernstein Diet Menu
ADA Diet: The american diabetic association has wonderful resources. They use 'food exchanges' to monitor calorie intake. In my 20+ years of practice I have found weight watchers produces the best long term outcomes for my patients using a 'points symstem'. We all struggle with this: even doctors! ...Read more
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
Birth control: See your physician and they can prescribe birth control which regulates periods beautifully. You do not have to be sexually active to go on birth control. As far as diet make sure to eat a well balanced and healthy diet. Drink plenty of fluids about 8 glasses of water a day. Get 7-8 hours of sleep per day and regular exercise. Also take a multivitamin every morning. ...Read more
I need to learn how to control my appetite, but have no time for extensive diet and menu planning. Any quick tips?
Im would like a wellness diet menu to lower my potassium levels. What foods should I stay away from?
Measure every drink: Just need to measure each and every drink and limit the total intake to amount of fluid restriction. Depending upon the condition requiring fluid restriction, it is better to restrict salt as well. It is not usually necessary to look at water content of every solid food but need to watch for fruits like watermelon. ...Read more
What to do if I have to make a menu for a low cholesterol diet, but i don't know what to put on it. Any suggestions?
Plant foods: In general stick with plant foods and avoid saturated fats. See this site for specific dishes. http://www.foodnetwork.com/topics/low-cholesterol/index.html?utm_campaign=argyle+social-2011-05;utm_medium=squared+r+agency;utm_source=twitter;utm_term=2011-05-26-15-10-00. ...Read more
My daughter weighs 276 lbs. She is 8weeks and 3 days pregnant and was diagnosis with gestational dibetes today. What is a good diet menu to get this control?
Whole foods: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a huge rainbow of organic vegetables and 3-4 oz protein with each meal 5 hours apart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you please suggest a liquid diet, high calorie menu or recipe for a mouth cancer patient who is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation?
High protein: There are many high protein, high energy commercially available drinks such as Boost and Ensure. Also try chicken or beef broth, Egg Drop Soup, pudding, yoghurt, ice cream, milk shakes, eggs, etc. consult with a Nutritionist who will have lots of great ideas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mediterranean diet: A good diet really isn't a diet b/c diets are temporary. Instead, look to make a lifestyle change. With that said, recent randomized controlled trial demonstrated ability of mediterranean diet to prevent heart disease. Check out http://alvinblin.Blogspot.Com/2013/02/mediterranean-diet-prevents-heart.Html. Just remember that this needs to become a way of life. And don't forget to get/stay active. ...Read more
Mediterranean diet: Mediterranean diet is only one that has solid research demonstrating benefit. Plus there's no commercial benefit or conflict of interest. Lots of variations given number of cultures & ethnicities surrounding that body of water. Basically eat lots of non-starchy vegetables, chicken & fish, nuts, olive oil, wine in moderation. Rarely eat red meat or processed foods. Check out http://goo.Gl/phfhr. ...Read more
Depends: Diet depends on your medical conditions and what you want in your body. The usda food guide is a safe way to find balanced nutrition by focusing on the food groups that are most vital to our health. Seek your doctor's help to tailor a diet plan that is personalized just for you and your needs. http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=4&tax_level=2&tax_subject=256&topic_id=1348. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No sugar Yes veggies: One can make meals out of veggies. Some veggies can be raw, others can be cooked... lots of variety! Grains have carbs, yet can be counted as veggies, so brown rice, corn, etc..., are ok. Beans have protein (fruits don't really have protein). By stretching the definition of veggies, she can even include "fruit veggies" such as tomatoes and cucumbers (things that have seeds are officially fruits). ...Read more
Accountability: I agree with dr. Ferdowski that diets are difficult, but lasting lifestyle changes will be more helpful to you. Most also need accountability with others, for what you're doing for yourself. For this you could work with a health coach. There are also groups such as weight watchers, overeaters anonymous, and tops (taking off pounds sensibly) with regular meetings. Helps keep you on track. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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