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Caveman Diet And Breastfeeding
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
Is it safe to eat 1500 calories during pregnancy since I'm overweight and my new diet is healthy (lean meats, veggies, fruits, whole-grains)?
Depends: It depends on your current weight and the level of obesity. You should talk to your Ob about it. As long as you take in the essential vitamins and have a good mix of diet choices, you should be fine. I applaud you in taking the initiative to maintain your weight during this critical time of your life. Best Wishes Dr M ...Read more
Mark's Daily Apple: There are a lot of great sites on this topic but Mark's Daily Apple has some great articles and the recipes are really great as well. If you want a book recommendation I would recommend Gary Taubes "Why We Get Fat" first for a great foundation. Other great reads would be Grain Brain, Wheat Belly, Primal Blueprint, Deep Nutrition. Also watch Dr. Robert Lustig's Sugar: The Bitter Truth on youtube ...Read more
How much fat should our diet have while on Accutane for best absorption? Normal diet or special diet (high-fat meal) for Accutane absorption?
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
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
When exercising to gain healthy weight, is dietary protein from grains, meats, and nuts equally good protein?
For weight loss, is it ok to eat unhealthy and sugary foods, but stay under your calorie, sugar, and fat goals?
No!: It is never "okay" to eat an unhealthy diet. You may well lose weight on any low calorie diet, but your nutrition and your overall health with suffer if you are not making that low calorie diet balanced and complete in essential nutrients. Krista, PLEASE think long term, and not just about quick fixes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are whey protein powders safe during pregnancy? On healthy diet, thought to help with weight gain and baby health. Thought to mix it in milkshake
Safe with pregnancy: Whey protein comes from milk based products. It is completely safe during pregnancy when used in conjunction with resistance based training it will help increase lean body mass. If not used in conjunction with exercise program, if you are otherwise eating a well balanced diet, not much benefit to supplementation with whey protein. ...Read more
How can a lacto-vegetarian on restricted diet (no salt, sugar, oil, vinegar, gluten) eat healthy?
Balance the diet: A lacto-vegan has many choices for foods. A good nutrition book or a visit to a dietician can help form a balanced diet. Eating a big variety of foods helps prevent nutrient deficiencies. Also, one can take a daily multivitamin+mineral tablet. Lowfat or nonfat dairy products have plenty of protein. One can buy natural, gluten-free foods and cook them without adding salt, sugar, oil, nor vinegar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recommendations, on adding nuts & seeds to the diet while still encouraging weight loss? Would like to supplement w/ fruit, veggie, almond smoothies.
1 ounce/day: Nuts and seeds are great to add to a weight loss plan. Realize that one ounce of nuts is 200 calories. One ounce of nuts a day is all you need for protein, unsaturated fat. Take into account the calories from the nuts and seeds when you do eat them. They are healthy foods and should be a part of everyones plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pcos. Eat healthy, exercise. I stick to veggies, protien, wholewheat, sugarfree. Any dietary suggestions? Also, is it ok to eat ice cream occasionally?
Diet: Add some variety. It is ok to have a "cheat" day now & then. ...Read more
Is a saturated fat and cholesterol rich diet with veggies limited fruit and little to no grains healthy? If NOT I feel the best on this lifestyle why?
See below: Because you feel good on the diet does not mean it is good for you. People feel good on cocaine also! Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...Read more
My friend had high fat low carb diet and omit wheat, rice, sugar oat and all other cereals from food list. Is it safe? M indian n can"t forego wheat.
Fad diet: This "pop" diet -- despite the elaborate "scientific theory" presented by its proponents -- probably works like most of the other diet fads by limiting food choices. It's your friend's business; i trust this person will use appropriate, cost-effective supplements as needed if it's too restrictive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Want to decrease my calorie intake to 1200 a day, with exercise, and eat mostly whole and natural foods, will a diet pill accelerate my weight loss?
Exercise: There is no basis for thinking a pill will accelerate weight loss in a healthful way. You are on the right track with eating natural and whole foods, emphasizing a balance and avoiding saturated fats. Resistance, weights and exercise are a healthy way to lose weight while eating lighter. ...Read more
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
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