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Calories In Rum And Diet Coke
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
Energy Drinks: First there is no medical or health benefit from 'energy drinks'. These drinks are usually high in caffeine and/or sugars. I would read the labels and if there are any carbs in the drink recommend that you not ingest it. But, in general i would recommend avoiding these unnecessary and non-nutritional drinks all together. ...Read more
Diet pills, eating under 500 cal per day in food (nuts, fruit, fish veg etc), drinking wine bottle x 3/4pw, how will this affect my body? 138lb 5'8
Not healthy: See your pcp without delay for exam and guidance on your weight and proper eating. You may need closer to 2000 + calories / day depending on your level of activity. Be honest about any other meds/ alcohol/drug use and current stresses. Take care of your health and please get help. ...Read more
Calories, exercise: If you also do aerobic exercise at least 3-5 times a week, weights to build muscle, and restrict your intake of calories by about 300kcal less a day, you will lose about a pound a week which is safest. The main thing is to learn new habits by changing the old over time. Smaller portions with white smaller plates actually has been studied to help. Drink water or water-based soup or salad first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complex question.: The answer depends on your health, what you mean by "bad", & how much caffeine you drink. In general, coffee & tea have less caffeine than soda, which has less than energy drinks. Coffee & tea can also be decaffeinated. Too much caffeine can cause abnormal heart rhythms & thereby put you @ risk for stroke. Moderation is key. Use HealthTap Prime to relay your concerns or TTYD (talk to your doctor) ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No; not healthy .: Artificial sweeteners have been found to have a multitude of side effects because they are metabolized into methanol and formaldehyde. Formaldehyde has been found to cause migraines, cancer, heart palpitations, gastrointestinal and neurological problems. You would be better off to avoid all sodas, diet or not, and focus on drinking more water and herbal tea. ...Read more
Atkin's diet: induction phase (which has very limited carbohydrates) does allow for it. REF https://www.atkins.com/how-it-works/atkins-20/phase-1/low-carb-foods. However, with newer information concerning increased insulin release due to some artificial sweeteners - I would not drink it if you are going exceptionally low carb. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is caffeine present in all chocolates and chocolate drinks?Does 'serious mass' weight gainer contains caffeine? Thank you.
Dark chocolate: Caffeine is higher in dark chocolate than milk chocolate. Any of the serious mass weight gainer that is chocolate would contain some caffeine. Red bull is 80 mg of caffeine per serving and caffeine in milk chocolate is about 12 mg. ( red bull is 7x the caffeine of regular chocolate) it might help to cut back on red bull. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it unhealthy to drink a large volume of soft drinks, e.g. Coke, Pepsi and eat a lot of junk food like chips?
Too much = unhealthy: Not all junk food is the same. Decent junk food is better than the bad junk food. If one is very healthy, meaning he eats healthy natural foods most of the time; exercises well; and has no personal nor family history of diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, or high cholesterol; then small amounts of junk food are ok to eat. Frequent or excess junk food will start these problems. ...Read more
Could someone eat one serving of frosted mini wheats cereal OR toast for breakfast and still lose weight? (due to the carbs and sugar in each)
Possibly: It depends on what their overall caloric intake is and how many calories they expend per day. ...Read more
Is drinking cascade ice zero calories naturally flavored sparkling water healthier drink instead of soda?
Soda: Either should be OK.Get a more detailed answer ›
Constipation and severely reduced appetite? And mild weight gain? I walk/cycle for exercise and eat a whole foods vegan diet and drink tons of water.
GI symptoms: Please see your doc who may refer you to a GI specialist. If all is well then see a nutritionist. Are you following the vegan diet correctly? One diet does not fit all. We respond differently. Consider experimenting to see what food plan works best for you. Probiotics may be helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Substituted chocolates, biscuits and junk snacks with cashew nuts and almonds to lose weight. Will it help lose weight given nuts are high in calorie?
Yes!: Eating 3 oz. Of almonds a day instead of the same amount of calories from complex carbs leads to increased weight loss. Many other studies suggest that limiting carbs is one of the best strategies for weight loss even if healthy fats are substituted.See http://www.Webmd.Com/diet/news/20031107/almonds-may-help-in-weight-loss ; http://www.Naturalblaze.Com/2013/10/almonds-diet-weight-loss.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but . . .: Drinking green tea (choose one that contains no sugar and little or no caffeine) can help with weight loss if it is substituting for other drinks that contain calories. Drinking green tea before each meal can also fill up the stomach somewhat, and make a person satisfied with a smaller meal. If substituting green tea for non-fat milk, one would need another source for vitamin d and calcium. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will eating a sliced bannana with KornFlakes(100cal and no sugar) as a night snack affect my goal of losing weight this summer?
Yes!??: If you are serious about losing wt this summer, then try a very low carbohydrate diet, high protein, the fruit and cereal have lots of carbs, I will tell you on a personel level that I have lost 70 pounds over the past 2 years by restricting my carbohydrate consumption, and have had great success with my patients as well! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I eat healthy diet like vegies in dinner ,consume husk for fiber daily at night eat fruits and do lityle workout sometimes constipation and drink wate?
No: Diet drinks have been implicated in contributing to gulf war syndrome, desert storm syndrome, and may provoke migraine headaches in susceptible people. There is no evidence that any food additive causes multiple sclerosis, but some anecdotal comments raise concern of a potential to trigger a relapse, but no proof yet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For teeth: Soda pop contains corrosive acids such as citric, malic, tartaric carbonic or phosphoric which, can remove calcium from tooth enamel. Without protection from the dental enamel, the tissue underneath is susceptible to cavities, root canals & even extractions. Sugar is an additional cavity causing issue, so consider rinsing your mouth after drinking soda, both diet & soda containing sugar. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes for teeth: Soda pop contains corrosive acids such as citric, malic, tartaric carbonic or phosphoric which, can remove calcium from tooth enamel. Without protection from the dental enamel, the tissue underneath is susceptible to cavities, root canals & even extractions. Sugar is an additional cavity causing issue, so consider rinsing your mouth after drinking soda, both diet & soda containing sugar. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wean yourself: Wean yourself slowly. You don't want to go through caffeine withdrawal. Start by cutting your normal amount in half, in a few days to a week, cut the amount you take in half again. I recommend replacing it with water, since water is the healthiest. There are alternatives such as green tea or coffee which also contain caffeine and antioxidants. ...Read more
Stroke : A study, which followed more than 2, 500 new yorkers for nine or more years, found that people who drank diet soda every day had a 61 percent higher risk of vascular events, including stroke and heart attack, than those who completely eschewed the diet drinks, according to researchers who presented their results today at the american stroke association’s international stroke conference in la. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet soda : My vote would be gatorade if done in moderation. There are studies that have shown that people who drink alot of soda are obese even if it is diet. The absolute right answer would be water. I usually tell my patients that if they eliminate liquid calories from their diet, that alone will help them drop significant pounds. Liquids pass through your stomach faster and do not keep you full. ...Read more
Soda Addiction....: Use behavior modification techniques. Try keeping a journal or simply counting every time you drink soda instead of water or unsweetened tea. (avoid artificial sweeteners, too since they may raise your cravings for sweets).Coke also has caffeine which is an addictive substance.Hypnosis also can help. Good luck, let me know how it helps. ...Read more
Lots: You will be better hydrated. You will not poison yourself with an artificial sweetner that breaks down to methanol and formaldehyde in your body. You will not take in phosphoric acid that will tend to upset your mineral balance and cause you to pee out your bones. And you may save money and lose weight. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diet coke contains: A lot of carbonic acid - which eats up the enamel on your teeth. The caffeine in diet coke can make you jittery and give you insomnia. The caffeine will also cause you to diruese- which means you can become dehydrated. Changing from diet coke would give you huge health benefits. ...Read more
A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more