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Clear Liquid Diet Meal Plan
Not exclusively: Liquid diet preparations need to contain a balance of the nutrients you need throughout the day. If they do, they are a convenient way to take in a calorie-controlled meal. But its best to also have the fiber/other benefits of food. Replacing one or at most two meals with a balanced liquid diet can be ok. Danger of all liquid diets: calories too low, lose too fast, metabolism falls, REGAIN! ...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
Depends: It depends on what you are taking and the amounts. You should ask your md to be sure. ...Read more
No: Everyone need solid food unless there is a chewing problem. ...Read more
Chicken soup: If made right, chicken soup can be a delicious food on a clear liquid diet. You should be able to see right through the broth. Make it with parsely, dill, turnips, carrots, parsnips and fresh chicken. All the good ingredients will come out in the broth. Add salt to taste. Some people also add garlic. ...Read more
Dont think good idea: Fruits and vegetables alone- doesnt sound like a well balanced diet. Where are you getting your complete protein from. You would need at least beans and legumes for a complete protein. I think you run the risk of running into a vitamin or mineral deficiency and dont recommend it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Experiencing brown, sticky stool - why? Discomfort up.Abdomen, no pain.
Diet: fruit until12; salad w/each meal; carbs & protein dinner.Possible reflux?
Irritable Bowel: About 30% of people of central european ancestry lose the ability to efficiently absorb fructose (fruit sugar and table sugar) as they age. The fruit you eat in the morning may be causing your problem, which is often diagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome. Try avoiding fruit and foods with lots of sugar for a week and see if this helps. ...Read more
No problem: It's all about how many calories you consume. Depending on your diet plan, this should be anywhere from 1200-2000 calories a day. It's perfectly okay to get them all at the same time, or to spread them out. Some people say that several small meals help you lose weight faster, but if it works for you it's fine. ...Read more
Lots of antibiotics- stools were soft. Started eating good diet fruits/veggies. Stools now more solid, normal. Can good diet help after lots of meds?
No: Probably not for everyone, however, the cows milk protein which is predominantly casein, curdles in the stomach, empties slowly and is a contributing factor to constipation. Boost is also low in fiber, further leading to constipation. The casein in milk is also converted to alpha caseo morphine- a by product similar in constipating properties to morphine. ...Read more
Persistent foul smelling stool. I eat balanced diet + lots of vegs&fruits, exercise regularly. Take min&vit&omega supps. Poor digestion? Next step?
Possible Allergy: You may not be able to digest certain foods. Try keeping a food diary and see if a pattern or certain food causes problems, if so , avoid. Also you may need to try digestive enzymes like beano for vegetables and lactaid for dairy products. Also make sure you are eating plenty of probiotic foods to aid in digestion as well. ...Read more
Will not eat regular food. Relys on cups of milk to keep full. And when he does eat regular food it comes out in diarrhea with undigested food (whole)?
Good problems: The first thing to do is to see how your child has been growing. There are standard growth charts to check his growth over time. Does he have a regular doc that you bring him to. Is he concerned? The reasons for a kid to "fail to thrive" are myriad and if he is falling off his growth curves it demands a thorough work up. By the way, milk is a great food. Take him to Phoenix which has a great Chil ...Read more
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