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Is dieting dangerous?

Is dieting dangerous?

See below: dieting is not dangerous how you diet is dangerous. Please discuss with your physician before beginning any dietary plan. There are reasons for weight gain. That may be out of your control. That's why it's always important for you to be followed by your physician before beginning any diet program. For more information go to wwwweighstation.net. read the newsletters. I hope this helps ...Read more

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 is yo-yo dieting?

Yo Yo Diet: Yo Yo dieting means that your weight is going up and down. This might occur in someone who stops and starts diets a lot. ...Read more

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What exactly is crash dieting?

What exactly is crash dieting?

Severe low calorie: I guess is a sudden dramatic cut on food intake for short period of time with a goal of losing too much in a short period of time. It is considered dangerouse. ...Read more

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What are some dieting remedies?

What are some dieting remedies?

Stop Bad Food/Drinks: Here is a simple way to lose, without a diet, the list shows the reasons people gain wt. In order of most important & easiest to change, simply go down list, find your top 2 reasons, and then make a few changes, such as: diet soda for soda, subway for burgers, 100 cal packs: 1. Any drink with sugar 2. Fast foods 3. Fried foods 4. Skipping meals 5. Bad breakfasts 6 bad snacks 7. Large portions. ...Read more

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How can dieting affect your body?

How can dieting affect your body?

Depends.: going from an unhealthy, obesity-associated diet to one with about 10xideal weight per day calorie count (150 pound... 1500 cal) will tend to lower weight and make one healthier. Starvation is bad.. loss of muscle, vitamin deficiency, organ failure. might want a direct question to me on this. ...Read more

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Could i exercise without dieting?

Could i exercise without dieting?

Exercise dieting: Yes, but it depends on your goal. If your goal is too loose weight, it does decreasing your calorie intake and boosting your metabolism. Only doing one of these will limit your results. If your goal is simply to exercise, at some point, your exercise results will be limited by the quality of the nutrition you are ingesting. This is more for true athletes, but you need certain fuel to perform. ...Read more

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Why is exercise better than dieting?

Why is exercise better than dieting?

Many reasons: Imagine i instruct two identical people to lose weight, telling one to only do so through dieting and the other to only do so through exercise. Both return 6 months later, both have lost 20 lbs. The "dieter" is only slightly healthier; the "exerciser" is vastly healthier because she now has a stronger heart, improved blood pressure, better cholesterol, better mental status, etc. No comparison. ...Read more

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Dieting but not loosing much weight.

Dieting but not loosing much weight.

Calorie count: 4000 calories is about 1 pound. this is not easily acheived and takes consistent changes in behavior. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ might give some further ideas on this. ...Read more

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Is it possible for dieting to be fun?

Fun and diet: It is possible and very desirable to have a healthy life style and diet and have it be fun. If it is drugery then one eventually breaks off the life style to return to something more satisfying. ...Read more

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How can I keep my dieting pleasurable?

How can I keep my dieting pleasurable?

Eat What you Like: 1. Never drink sodas/beer; 2. Make sugars rare (once a week); 3 limit carbs to 1cup per meal (bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, corn, peas, beans); 4. Fruits 1/2 cup serving 2 times per day; 5. Meat size of you hand per day; 6. Vegetables all you can eat. Notice you can eat what your use to with limits. Sugars once a week mean that you will enjoy with great expectation = greater joy. ...Read more

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What are some tips for dieting safely?

What are some tips for dieting safely?

Eat less exercise mo: First wt (lb) x 10 = calories used 4000 calories net in or out is a pound gained/lost. Eat less,exercise more. It's mainly cues/triggers making us automatically eat wrong stuff. Learn from mistakes on why that didn't work out. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/1708440999?token=378a5145 ...Read more

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Can i take oreo milkshake while dieting?

Yes, but...: An oreo milkshake will not help you lose weight. If you are on a temporary diet to lose weight and then go back to your "regular habit" of eating, then likely you will regain weight. Shift your overall habits and allow yourself small indulgences occasionally. We all deserve a little treat once in a while. ...Read more

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What is the hardest thing about dieting?

What is the hardest thing about dieting?

Deprivation: When you tell your body that it can't have certain foods, it wants them even more. Instead be more reasonable about eating a variety of foods in moderation. By making positive, small changes gradually, you will avoid this. Examples: adding more water, adding more veggies & fruits, switching to whole grains, putting the fork down between bites, avoiding distracted or secret eating. Baby steps! ...Read more

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How can I motivate myself to keep dieting?

How can I motivate myself to keep dieting?

Sadly: the best motivator is having bad consequences such as diabetes, heart disease, etc. Or.... visualizing the very real consequences of elevated weight versus the good consequences of not overeating. ...Read more

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When can I start dieting after having baby?

When can I start dieting after having baby?

Eat healthy: If you are not eating healty now..Start. Continue to eat healthy after the baby is born. Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Eat fish. Don't eat any processed foods. Make all your own food. Don't buy anything that has more than five ingredients in it. ...Read more

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Is there a way to lose fat without dieting?

Good choices: If you eat half your plate as fresh vegetables- with no added fat, and 1/4 of your plate as protein, and 1/4 plate as one serving of complex carbohydrates- you should naturally consume enough calories to burn fat without dieting. ...Read more

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Exercising is not hard but dieting is, why?

Exercising is not hard but dieting is, why?

Human nature...: Very few people "crave" exercise. Eating can be used in many instances; hunger, celebration, depression, obsession, etc. Exercising also burns a lot of energy and hence makes sure you will eat. We can't just "stop" eating. We can't turn off an appetite like we can exercise. It takes discipline for both. You have to train yourself to eat differently including the foods you eat. Sugar is an addictin ...Read more

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What are some things to avoid while dieting?

No starvation: 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. No diet soda. Drink water. ...Read more

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How do you stay motivated to continue dieting?

Think positive. : Think how delicious a nice bowl of peas can be right now. Learn and reinforce how unhealthy and greasy that fries, pizza, fried foods are. Exercise can help you stay motivated. Get support from overeaters anonymous or one of the commercial companies. Have a list of healthy restaurants. Keep only healthy foods in house. Learn abd enjoy healthy cooking. ...Read more

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What are the best foods to avoid when dieting?

Bad food?: Sorry, the only bad foods i can think of are poisons, toxic chemicals etc. I don't believe in any food being forbidden except a food that you are allergic to....Hives, difficulty breathing, etc. I give my patients a basic outline: 30-40% protein, 30-40% complex carbs--limiting refined starches -refined white bread- and 20% fat. Both protein and fat help us feel fuller. More on this subject.... ...Read more