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Doctor insights on: Diet Programs

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

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


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What diet programs are recommended for someone trying to lose a lot of weight?

What diet programs are recommended for someone trying to lose a lot of weight?

Liquid Replacement: Medically supervised, calorie restricted, liquid replacement meals. Followed by vegetarian meals, protien suppliments and vigorous exercise routines. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Checklist)

Speak with a clinical nutritionist
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What is the healthiest way to lose weight without utilizing crash diet programs?

What is the healthiest way to lose weight without utilizing crash diet programs?

Behavior /exercise: Behavior modification to healthy choices, good decision making and increased activity is the healthiest way. Moderation, variety, balance, portion control. It has to be a program you can follow that allows you to eat the foods you enjoy in moderation. There is no one food you can not have. Try lean proteins, whole grains , fresh fruits and vegetables, and poly and monounsaturated foods. ...Read more

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Diet food programs that cause fastest loss?

Diet food programs that cause fastest loss?

No such thing: I'm afraid no diet program promotes rapid or good weight loss. The best weapons to use in losing weight are healthy, balanced meals and regular exercise. There are several commercials on tv that promote success stories with weight loss, but to be honest, no program is successful unless you change your eating habits for the rest of your life, vs. Just a short term diet. ...Read more

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Eating a Vegan Diet (Checklist)

Ask your doctor if a vegan diet is appropriate for you
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See a nutritionist to ensure that you are eating a balanced diet
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See your doctor to ensure that you are getting enough micronutrients
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What the best diet food programs out there?

What the best diet food programs out there?

No such thing: I'm afraid no diet program promotes rapid or good weight loss. The best weapons to use in losing weight are healthy, balanced meals and regular exercise. There are several commercials on tv that promote success stories with weight loss, but to be honest, no program is successful unless you change your eating habits for the rest of your life, vs. Just a short term diet. ...Read more

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Any 30-day diet food programs you can think of?

Any 30-day diet food programs you can think of?

Eat less + exercise: There are a huge number of diet programs. Most emphasize high quality foods like vegetables. Any diet that actually reduces your caloric intake to less than you burn in a day will work. It's not the diets that are in question, it's our ability to follow them long enough to get results. Weight watchers has a nice online program that my patients like, but do any diet that you feel good on and can do. ...Read more

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Any 30-day diet food programs for rapid weight loss?

Any 30-day diet food programs for rapid weight loss?

No safe ones: Crash diets can produce rapid weight loss but often are lacking in essential nutrients. Also because they are so restrictive, they lower your metabolic rate, so when you stop the diet (and you will because they are not sustainable) you regain the weight. Slow steady weight loss using a diet you can live on is better. ...Read more

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What are best diet food meal programs out there?

Weight watchers: Weight watchers is good. Also consider a mediterranean diet. ...Read more

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Eating an Organic Diet (Checklist)

Read labels
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Stay away from conventionally grown food of which you don't know the source
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Research the "dirty dozen" fruits and only buy them if they are organic
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Eat grass-fed meats
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What are some over-the-counter diet pills i can take I have did diets n weight lost programs?

What are some over-the-counter diet pills i can take I have did diets n weight lost programs?

NONE WORK: No over the counter pill sold as fat burner or weight loss pill does not work
only way to loose weight is eating less and properly and exercising. ...Read more

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I have tried many programs for diet, I lose 7kg since one year, but since that time I did not loose any killo more!so what should I do?

I have tried many programs for diet, I lose 7kg since one year, but since that time I did not loose any killo more!so what should I do?

Weight?: To lose weight, you must eat and exercise. Weight loss is 70% diet. What most do is eat less. Yes, they lose weight but it's all muscle they are losing. The idea is you want to retain muscle and lose fat. Yes? That will take a great committment. Create a diet with 60 % protein, 25% carbs (most of those being fiber) and 15% fats (healthy fats). Eat a meal every 3 hours to keep metabolism up. ...Read more

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Eating a Healthy Diet (Checklist)

Avoid fast food
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Don't drink soda
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Eat small portions
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Minimize starches and sugars
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What over-the-counter diet pills can I take that works fast burns fat gives energy also is safe? I have did weight lost programs different diets

What over-the-counter diet pills can I take that works fast burns fat gives energy also is safe? I have did weight lost programs different diets

NONE WORK: No over the counter pill sold as fat burner or weight loss pill does not work
only way to loose weight is eating less and properly and exercising. ...Read more

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Daily program diet for losing weight?

Daily program diet for losing weight?

Many options!: If you want a program that works and has meals pre-made for you so you don't have to measure and track calories, I would try Take Shape for Life. I, myself, used this program and lost 60 lb which has stayed off for 5 years. If that's not appealing, then look at www.myfitnesspal.com for ideas. A great book to read on permanent weight control: Dr. A's Habits of Health by Dr. Wayne Scott Anderson ...Read more

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Eating a Vegetarian Diet (Checklist)

Eat a variety of foods to get proper nutrition.
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If you don't eat milk or eggs, take vitamin B12 supplements
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What is a good diet program to lose weight?

What is a good diet program to lose weight?

Diet and exercise: Limit the volume of food you take in, and eat more protein with less fat and less carbohydrate(sugar)
in addition walk 5 miles a day. ...Read more

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How often should you add more to your diet if you're doing a strength training program and how much weight?

How often should you add more to your diet if you're doing a strength training program and how much weight?

Eat better not more: Strength doesn't come from carbo loading, high calories, protein packing or other fads & trends. Improve your diet, try eating smaller meals more frequently, and balance activities to reduce injury risks and overuse. Sleep, breathe, enjoy! push yourself enough to feel aching without ripping or residual pain. Focus on form so your strength is more functional. Target a healthy life-long weight goal. ...Read more

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Eating a High Protein Diet (Checklist)

Balance diet with lots of greens, vegetables, & hydrate adequately
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What to do if i'm trying to lose some weight, can you guys give me a good diet program or some tips and advises?

What to do if i'm trying to lose some weight, can you guys give me a good diet program or some tips and advises?

Losing weight: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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Please describe a good exercise and diet program?

Please describe a good exercise and diet program?

Discuss: You have a couple of options of professionals to consult. A dietician/nutritionist or personal trainers are able to provide this information. Hope this helps best of luck! ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Carb Diet (Checklist)

Read labels. Fiber, while a carb, is not digested
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Eat your vegetables!
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Try some of the many low-carb recipes online
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Substitute a low-carb, high-fiber tortilla wrap for sandwiches
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Any diet program 4 me? Im overweight about 10 kg

Any diet program 4 me? Im overweight about 10 kg

Weight watchers: Or better still consult with a nutritionist & combine diet with a good regular exercise program.. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Fat Diet (Checklist)

Avoid fried foods
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Read all food labels
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Avoid foods with visible fat
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Do not eat the skin when eating poultry
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What do you advise if i want a good diet/exercise program?

What do you advise if i want a good diet/exercise program?

Diet exercise advice: First, a discussion with your physician as to your goals. Supervised physician programs are more successful. Some patients are candidates for specific medications that can help with blocking fat absorption, metabolism or appetite. Second, a app and/or device to help you like myfitnesspal and/or a fitbit. Third, a discussion with a dietician to follow your progress. Lastly, through away the scale. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the healthiest long term diet program for obese people?

1200 calories a day: It is hard to give an answer without knowing more about the individual patient's weight, height, and activity levels. In our research trials, we advise women to eat a 1200 calorie diet and then adjust the diet based on weight loss and exercise. This should cause weight loss of about 2-3 lb per week. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get noticeable results when starting a diet/exercise program?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get noticeable results when starting a diet/exercise program?

It depends: On the program. The more carefully you eat, the more consistently (not vigorously) you train, the more rested you are the quicker results will begin to show. Remember, results will show more quickly for people who (1) don't have a lot of weight to lose, (2) eat healthfully , (3) and are in better general shape initially. That said, dramatic results can occur in a matter of weeks! ...Read more