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Does the 3 day military diet really work?

Does the 3 day military diet really work?

Would anticipate: short-term loss with significant water loss. The military diet (AKA 3 day diet) is a short term diet plan. A specific low calorie diet menu is spelled out & is to be used 3 days per week. Food choices are provided for four “days off” totaling 1,500 calorie intake per day. The diet promises that you can lose up to ten pounds in a week. I would be concerned about how low the calorie intake is on > ...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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Does the hCG diet really work?

Does the hCG diet really work?

Absolutely: You must do the diet under supervision of a qualified physician, injectable HCG not drops, and strict adherence to the original 500 calorie diet and not a modified version of it with higher calories. You can lose 1-2 lbs of fat per day. Some physicians call this diet dangerous or won't work, but lack an understanding about the diet and it's proven safety. In use since 1950s. ...Read more

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Can it really work? The 4:3 method? 4 days diet, 3 days eat what you want but with moderation. I've gain quiet a lot of weight recently.

Can it really work? The 4:3 method? 4 days diet, 3 days eat what you want but with moderation. I've gain quiet a lot of weight recently.

NO!!!: First of all, you should not be asking questions on this site since you are only 16. The diet you described is a terrible idea. You need to be evaluated by your doctor, and then you need to follow a steady reasonable lifestyle of healthy nutrition and exercise. ...Read more

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Does the hCG diet really work? Otc or prescribed better?

Does the hCG diet really work? Otc or prescribed better?

Scam: This is a very-low-calorie diet with an expensive placebo. You'll lose weight by restricting calories, and spend money for something that will do you no good. Ask your personal physician whether a crash diet is really right for you. Better, start hanging out with people who are into physical fitness and join in. Unlike a crash diet, this will result in real, sustained good results. ...Read more

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How long does it take for dairy, citrus, and gluten to complete exit your system? Consumed all 3 and problems with all 3. I hear 3 weeks?

How long does it take for dairy, citrus, and gluten to complete exit your system? Consumed all 3 and problems with all 3. I hear 3 weeks?

Exit times?: MeghanS006~ normal bowel transit time is about 5days from swallowing to defecation. I think you can be assured that all of those mentioned should have transited during that time. Even if you doubled that time, you do not arrive at 3 weeks. I would say that in 1 week to 10 days you can say that these entities have been excreted from the body thanks ...Read more

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Does the ACE diet pill actually work, and if its really natural?

Does the ACE diet pill actually work, and if its really natural?

Diet Pills Fraud: Nope. If there was really a diet pill that led to real and lasting weight loss it would be sold at every store and offered at every medical clinic. There is nothing on the market that will actually lead you to real and permanent weight loss. Please do not let this be one more product that keeps you from the true life changes you need to make to lose weight. ...Read more

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Does the 13 day diet work?

Does the 13 day diet work?

Not long term: The best way is to eat a well balanced diet with moderation of portions and daily exercise. Loosing weight and keeping it off requires lifetime life style changes. ...Read more

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How exactly does the HCG diet work ?

How exactly does the HCG diet work ?

Most people believe: the reason it "works" is because of the severe calorie restriction--500 kcal/day-- associated with it. Theoretically, HCG may exert some appetite suppressant qualities which make it easier to only eat 500 calories. A pregnancy hormone,HCG is a pro-hormone and may promote other hormones, i.e. thyroid. Most authorities are skeptical of its safety and effectiveness. Target: 1200 cal/day + exercise. ...Read more

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How did i gain 3 pounds in a week when diet stays the same and even added power yoga.

How did i gain 3 pounds in a week when diet stays the same and even added power yoga.

Several possibilitie: You may have added muscle which increases weight. You may have eaten more than you think. You may be retaining water for some reason such as having your period, etc. Don't get nervous about a small short term weight gain. Make sure your diet is a healthy one that will eventually result in healthy weight reduction. Exclude simple carbs and saturated fats found in pasta, breads, cakes, creams, etc. ...Read more

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Does the brat diet really work for a stomach?

Does the brat diet really work for a stomach?

BRAT diet: Brat diet is meant for stomach flu, which is layman's term for diarrhea in this context. It helps solidify your bms. It includes b-banas, r- rice, a- apples, t- toast. It gives your intestines time to recover as well so that it can tolerate the regular diet including protein and sugars in the diet. ...Read more

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If I eat the same 3 healthy foods daily 4 a wk.Then try 3 differnt ones the next.And keep changing it that way every wk.Would that help? Cant buy much

If I eat the same 3 healthy foods daily 4 a wk.Then try 3 differnt ones the next.And keep changing it that way every wk.Would that help? Cant buy much

Healthy? Help What? : What is your definition of healthy foods? By who's criteria? I know of no foods which are promoted as not healthy; there is lots of promotion; not lots of honesty/reliable science in either the food or supplement industry. Buyer beware always applies. On the 2nd issue, help what? What is your goal? What are you asking about? Will attempt to help but cannot offer much from question as stated. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to write a 3 page thing on how regular coke, diet coke and energy drinks affect your body. one of each. can anyone help?

What to do if I have to write a 3 page thing on how regular coke, diet coke and energy drinks affect your body. one of each. can anyone help?

Study your texts: This site is not here to help you do homework. Your instructors will know if you derive data from their suggested reading list or a report site. Save yourself some embarrassment and do the work. ...Read more

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Does the Specific Carbohydrate Diet work for Ulcerative Colitis? If yes, why does it seem to work?

Does the Specific Carbohydrate Diet work for Ulcerative Colitis? If yes, why does it seem to work?

Helps many, flora: Many people with UC have had significant improvements following the SCD but there is no formal research proving it helps (and none proving it doesn't). It is thought that undigested starches feed unfriendly flora that aggravate colitis. See http://tinyurl.com/nv5pt3t A similar diet is the low FODMAPs diet. This has been more accepted by mainstream docs. See http://tinyurl.com/na7mg8r ...Read more

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How do time release caffeine supplements and coffee work, and is the technology bad for you?

How do time release caffeine supplements and coffee work, and is the technology bad for you?

A stimulant: Caffeine works as a stimulant which increases alertness. It can interfere with rest and sleep if taken too much or too often. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm feeling happier and more accomplished. I've hear of the Atkins diet, does it really work?

What to do if I'm feeling happier and more accomplished. I've hear of the Atkins diet, does it really work?

Atkin's Diet: Since Healthtap physicians are asked not to endorse product lines – would recommend that you refer directly to the Atkin's website. ...Read more