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Danish Diet Menu
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
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
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?
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
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
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
Depends: It's a numbers game and a genetics thing. Overall the ornish or zone diet. But you need to know how many calories you burn everyday and how many u consume. You want to burn more than you eat. However, some people won't lose wt bec of hormone imbalances or lack of muscles. Diet alone will not work you must exercise and wt train. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid processed food: 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 rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. ...Read more
Dangerous: The ABC Diet or Ana Boot Camp Diet lasts for 50 days with calories ranging from 0 to 500 per day except one day at 800 calories. It is essentially a starvation diet. It is predictable that a high percentage of muscle mass will be lost. This is a dangerous “diet” – Must recommend against it. ...Read more
Diet?: There is no best diet. No restrictive plan ever works long term. A "diet" usually means that the patient is going to go off of the "diet" when they have lost the weight. Guess what happens then? You go back to the foods you gave up...And you gain the weight back. Most patients then feel like failures, and it's not their fault! reducing food portions, exercise, support for change will help. ...Read more
Ana Boot Camp Diet: The ABC Diet or Ana Boot Camp Diet lasts for 50 days w calories ranging from 0 to 500 per day except 1 day at 800 calories. It is essentially a starvation diet which rotates the # of calories eaten each day. It is predictable that high % of muscle mass will be lost. This is a dangerous “diet” – Must recommend against it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Excess weight is a common problem in children. They frequently follow the example of their parents who are often overweight as well. Children can go on diets and should be encouraged to do so if they are obviously gaining weight. Enlist the aid of your pediatrician and a good nutritionist. ...Read more
Balanced diet: A diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low in saturated fats is generally a good choice. You will need to limit calories to avoid gaining weight. Do not use tobacco and avoid alcohol. Diet needs to be tailored to an individual and you may wish to consult a nutritionist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All diets can work: All diets have a basic underpinning: ingest fewer calories than your body b urns so that you lose weight. The novelty of new diet types usually causes a burst of weight loss. The problem is that few can sustain the diet and they regress into their previous food intake and exercise pattern which causes the weight to return. ...Read more