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Does my diet cause more thirst? Trying to lose weight by eating only a few carbs

Does my diet cause more thirst? Trying to lose weight by eating only a few carbs

Diet & thirst: Anything that dries your mouth will cause you to be thirsty. Water has no nutrient value & does not affect wt. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Still eating healthy intake and excercising trying to lose weight to get rid of apnea if its even the cause. Should i avoid pushups for weight loss?

Still eating healthy intake and excercising trying to lose weight to get rid of apnea if its even the cause. Should i avoid pushups  for weight loss?

Keep going: You are on the right path. Keep working on weight loss. I'd encourage any and all exercise, including push ups. Strength training results in increased muscle mass, which does help in burning fat. Weight loss does help improve obstructive sleep apnea and many other things like hypertension and diabetes. Way to go and keep it up! ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight on a 2000 calorie diet and by exercising 1-2 hours daily?

Is it possible to lose weight on a 2000 calorie diet and by exercising 1-2 hours daily?

Weight loss: Possibly.However, don't focus on the number of calories, focus on the quality of those calories.2000 calories which are all carbs is not going to help you lose weight.Exercise is very good for your health but rely on the quality of food rather than exercise to lose weight.Correction of hormonal imbalances will also help. ...Read more

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Diets emphasize cutting calories and eating balance but i only intake between 900 to 1000 a day. Should i intake more or/& just change food choices?

Diets emphasize cutting calories and eating balance but i only intake between 900 to 1000 a day.  Should i intake more or/& just change food choices?

Need more info: What is your height and weight? How much physical activity do you engage in? In any case it is good to eat a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables and fruit, whole grains, nuts; low in saturated fats, no tobacco, no more than one drink a day and exercise about 30 minutes each day and maintain a healthy weight. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am losing any calories by eating a high calorie meal while drinking the mass gain shake?

How to tell if I am losing any calories by eating a high calorie meal while drinking the mass gain shake?

No!: "mass gain shake" whatever it is, is not going to negate the calories eaten in other foods. ...Read more

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How much weight can one lose in 2 weeks using a lemon diet, eating no carbs, exercising, and waterdiet?

How much weight can one lose in 2 weeks using a lemon diet, eating no carbs, exercising, and waterdiet?

Don't try it: Never try to lose more than 2 pounds per week. Your body needs 40 essential nutrients every day: 13 vitamins, 15 minerals, 10 Amino Acids from protein and 2 fatty acids. If you do a fad fast like the one you describe, every day, some cells in your body will die of starvation. Use a reputable meal substitute formula like ensure, boost or glucerna, instead. ...Read more

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From a health and weight loss perspective, is it adviceable to drink water before a meal to reduce hunger (food intake). If yes, how many glasses?

From a health and weight loss perspective, is it adviceable to drink water before a meal to reduce hunger (food intake). If yes, how many glasses?

8-16 ounces: It is a good idea to hydrate yourself before meals--especially breakfast. Everything about digestion requires water: saliva, mucus, stomach acid, intestinal secretions, kidney function. It may help to fill your stomach so you are satisfied with less food, but mainly it satisfies the craving for water itself which many people misidentify as hunger. 8-16 ounces at a time is plenty. ...Read more

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If I only eat 800 calories a day but bread is included will I gain or lose weight?

If I only eat 800 calories a day but bread is included will I gain or lose weight?

800 calories a day: That is very little. Bascially starvation ( the amount a 50- 60 lb individual would need )and could lead to serious problems .You are not giving you body enough energy ( food is energy) to function. If you are interested in losing weight discuss with your doctor or health tap prime. http://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/features/lose-weight-dangers?page=2#1 ...Read more

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How many carbs must woman eat on a low carb diet or how do I work it out? I must lose weight and is insullin ressistant.

How many carbs must woman eat on a low carb diet or how do I work it out? I must lose weight and is insullin ressistant.

Carbs: There is no specific requirement for carbohydrate intake, I assume your intention is to shed body fat . Restrict carbohydrate intake as much as possible By limiting intake of starch such as grains and roots (potatoes). ...Read more

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Started a vegan and veggie diet. Lost 10 pounds already in week and half what can I eat to gain weight that has protein or weight ?

Started a vegan and veggie diet. Lost 10 pounds already in week and half what can I eat to gain weight that has protein or weight ?

Vegan diet: Are you dieting in order to lose weight? If so, a vegan diet has some deficiencies. You'd be better off by having a one time consultation with a registered dietitian at your hospital. You will be told what your ideal weight should be and how many calories you should consume daily depending upon your usual level of physical activity. You will be given a healthy diet specifically for you ...Read more

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I've heard that a 1300 calorie diet is too low, so how many calories should I have for extreme fat loss?

I've heard that a 1300 calorie diet is too low, so how many calories should I have for extreme fat loss?

Depends on your weig: If you have excess of weight(and you need to lose weight) then 1300 calories is not low unless you are an athlete and exercise a lot. Most healthy people need between 1500 to 2, 000 calories per day if they have normal weight and normal activity. ...Read more

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I lost weight from 72 kg to 66 in 2 months not eating junkj food anymore and drinking soda and alcohol.How to lose more weight.Should i try a diet?

I lost weight from 72 kg to 66 in 2 months not eating junkj food anymore and drinking soda and alcohol.How to lose more weight.Should i try a diet?

Weight: First off congratulations! you are on the right path. Check into a low glycemic diet, mediterranean would be good example. Also do high intensity interval training 3 or 4 times a week. ...Read more

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I'm a teen athlete trying to lose weight but despite my cut of sodas and restricting sweets and general junk food, I've seen little to no results..

I'm a teen athlete trying to lose weight but despite my cut of sodas and restricting sweets and general junk food, I've seen little to no results..

Overweight: Perhaps you are not overweight! But if so, be sure to add an hour of exercise a day that leaves you short of breath while doing it. Keep up the good nutritional choices they will benefit you for life! ...Read more

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By percentage, what should my ratio of carbs, protein, and fat be in my diet to lose weight while exercising 5 times a week?

By percentage, what should my ratio of carbs, protein, and fat be in my diet to lose weight while exercising 5 times a week?

Fortet Percentages: Keep it simple, forget percentages, that's no way to live, what you do on a "diet" needs to be done forever, best way is to identify causes of your wt gain in first place, here is list of top 5 causes: sugary drinks fast food fried foods skipping meals, bad snacks large portions these are in order of most important, cut out 2 of these & wt loss is easy!, note high carbs & fat top the list! ...Read more

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Are potatoes bad to eat when on a weight loss diet?

Are potatoes bad to eat when on a weight loss diet?

No: There is no bad whole food from the list of fresh fruits, vegetables, beans and legumes, fish, dairy, meat and fowl when eaten in portion control without too much added fat to the product. A baked potato without added butter, margarine, may be a good complex carbohydrate when coupled with 3 ounces of meat chicken fish, and half a plate of fresh vegetables. ...Read more

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Does energy drinks cause weight gain? I know that sugar and aspartame in them cuz weight gain, but the caffeine in them causes weight loss?

Does energy drinks cause weight gain? I know that sugar and aspartame in them cuz weight gain, but the caffeine in them causes weight loss?

No: Caffeine does not necessarily cause weight loss. Energy drinks have a lot of calories, should not be consuming unless you do significant physical activity. ...Read more

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For weight loss is it better to count calories or just eat clean/healthy?

For weight loss is it better to count calories or just eat clean/healthy?

Low carb is best: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can you eat a little sugar during weight loss diet?

Can you eat a little sugar during weight loss diet?

Why: Why take in any extra calories (particularly empty calories without any nutrition or benefit) when you are trying to reduce caloric intake to lose weight. That makes absolutely no sense, does it? ...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


Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more