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Caloric Restriction And Longevity
Calorie restriction : Caloric restriction works to be the best..If you can control it. But you get the best resluts by doing both; carb restriction cotributes further to your goal, especially limiting sweets and foods with high glycemic index which cause Insulin surge....The latter being a fat storage hormone which we want to keep low. ...Read more
Water retainer: Sodium keeps water in body. Trying to loose wt, watch sodium intake. ...Read more
Divine orchestra: Weight management depends on both the foods you eat, hormonal balance, and your physical activity. Foods provide both calories and important biochemical information to your body -- you can affect the proteins your genes make through the foods you eat. These in turn affect your metabolism, which eventually affects your weight. Physical activity affects your metabolism too. Balance is key! ...Read more
What is more important for diabetics, strict adherence to total calories intake or avoiding prohibited food?
IT HAS TO BE A GOOD: Balance of both, no question about it. ...Read more
Gall Stone Formation: Potentially fatal heart rhythm disturbances may occur. These diets cause a rapid shift in water balance, especially in the early phases, which can lead to dangerous alterations in the balance of electrolytes that are important to normal heart function and rhythm (especially potassium). Low calorie diets are likely to be nutritionally insufficient. There is an increased gallstone formarmation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When exercising to gain healthy weight, is dietary protein from grains, meats, and nuts equally good protein?
Can be: Any workout can be effective if it burns calories and improves your cardiovascular fitness. Do something you enjoy, because you need to do it long-term, not just for a short period of time. Also, you need to restrict your caloric intake to less than you're burning off in order to lose weight. ...Read more
Is a low sugar, low starch diet that includes eating protein, fats and leafy vegetables effective for sustained weight loss and is it healthful?
Absolutely; LCHF is: healthy (Look up on Google).Get a more detailed answer ›
I've been losing weight by eating better but is it good to lose weight by minimizing carbs and fat and increasing protein intake?
Generally, yes: low carb and higher protein is healthy and a good way to loose weight. There are good carbs and bad carbs. Good carbs basically include vegetables and bad carbs include junk food. Congrats and continued health. Don't forget that eggs, including the yolks, are god for you. ...Read more
Is a 1500 calorie diet healthy and sustainable if vegetables, fruit, lean protein and in processed carbohydrates are consumed?
Weight and Activity: Yes that diet can certainly be sustained if it provides for the caloric expenditure of the individual on a daily basis. The mix of foods you choose is also very good. By "processed" i assume you mean complex carbohydrates. If you happen to be 350lbs and 6ft 4in then you are going to be rather hungry for quite some time. ...Read more
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