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Is it better to use a veggie and healthy diet to lose weight or to use the dukan diet which is pure protein i need to lose weight?

Is it better to use a veggie and healthy diet to lose weight or to use the dukan diet which is pure protein i need to lose weight?

Advise Nutritarian : As a doctor who specializes in nutrition i advise dr. Joel furhman's nutritarian diet as a balanced long-term approach to weight loss. While a pure protein diet may help temporarily, it is unsustainable in providing sound nutrition. See http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx however, because of your ibs your diet may need to be modified to be low in fodmaps- see comment:. ...Read more

Following A Diabetic Diet (Definition)

Your doctor and dietitian will design a diet just for you, based on your calorie needs, weight, stage of pregnancy, and baby's growth rate. In general, the diet will be low in fat and protein and high in complex carbohydrates (bread, cereal, pasta, rice) and fruits and vegetables. You will be advised to eat three meals and one or more snacks each day. Expect this diet to change periodically to meet the fluctuating nutritional needs associated with your ...Read more


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What are the bad consequences of doing an only protein diet like dukan diet?

What are the bad consequences of doing an only protein diet like dukan diet?

Acidosis: Your body needs sugar to run- in an only protein diet, your body breaks down fat to make ketones for energy to run the heart brain and muscles. Too many ketones can result in ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis can become dangerous to your body chemistry. ...Read more

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Questions about high protein low carbohydrate diet--is there a basic one online?

Questions about high protein low carbohydrate diet--is there a basic one online?

Don't do it: Please see: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/370822-high-protein-dangers/ you're much better off with a balanced diet but moderate portions. ...Read more

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Consider a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet, such as the Atkins diet. What effects does this diet have on the liver?

Consider a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet, such as the Atkins diet. What effects does this diet have on the liver?

Work.: The liver is a truly amazing organ.That we can abuse it with all the bad things we do and it keeps chugging along is remarkable.A healthy liver can handle the high fat&protein atkins diet is proof.But what happens after you quit the diet? Most of my patients have gained all plus some after the diet.Best "diet" for weight loss is weight watchers, followed by continued calorie restriction& exercise! ...Read more

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Please answer: what are your thoughts on the dukan diet?

Dukan diet: The dukan diet was designed by dr. Pierre dukan, a french medical doctor and nutritionist who has been working with obesity for over 30 years. It alternates days of pure protein (chicken, fish etc.) with protein and vegetable days. It is a low fat, low carb, low glycemic diet that works, and some people find it easier to comply with the dukan diet than with others. It's healthy and safe. ...Read more

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I am currenty on the dukan diet, but i feel really constipated? What can I do to ease it?

I am currenty on the dukan diet, but i feel really constipated? What can I do to ease it?

Some tips...: I don't know the specifics of the dukan diet, but most constipation will be relieved by an increase in fluids and fiber. You can get fiber through vegetables and fruit, but also through products like metamucil and benefiber. Don't forget to exercise; that helps, too. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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What do you think about the dukan diet ?

What do you think  about the dukan diet ?

Like Atkins, it's : Low-carb, high-protein, so it can cause halitosis ( bad breath), constipation & fatigue. France's favorite diet, i don't know how sustainable it is. It's difficult to find protein without fat, sometimes. ...Read more

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I am currently on the dukan diet and I am eating two hard boiled eggs every day.Is it bad for my health?

I am currently on the dukan diet and I am eating two hard boiled eggs every day.Is it bad for my health?

Too much: Although no one, including me, can tell you with absolute certainty that two eggs a day will cause harm, it is generally considered a risk factor for heart disease and diabetes. If you want a healthy complete protein (all 9 amino acids) eat quinoa instead. It's gluten free. ...Read more

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How come people give the dukan diet a bad name?

How come people give the dukan diet a bad name?

Dukan: Like most of these diets this one has no scientific evidence that it works. Without scientific proof of effectiveness it is vapor. ...Read more

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What 's the definition of a low-carbohydrate diet?

What 's the definition of a low-carbohydrate diet?

<20%: All foods are made up of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Current recommendations for adults are diets composed of 45-65% carb, 10-35% protein, and 20-35% fat. Low carb is usually understood to mean <20% carb but can just mean a restriction in carb content. For the skinny on good nutrition, surf over to: http://www.Cnpp.Usda.Gov/publications/dietaryguidelines/2010/policydoc/policydoc.Pdf. ...Read more

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Is the dukan diet effective for weight gain from hypothyroid?How do I go about this diet?

Is the dukan diet effective for weight gain from hypothyroid?How do I go about this diet?

Avoid: This is just another money making diet program without any real benefit. It may help your wallet lose weight, but that's all. If you're hypothyroid you need to be on the correct dose of brand name T4 replacement. After that's done, it just eating less than you burn off in order to lose weight -- just as if you never had a thyroid problem. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a low carbohydrate diet?

Anyone know what is a low carbohydrate diet?

See below: The term "low-carbohydrate diet" is generally applied to diets that restrict carbohydrates to less than 20% of caloric intake, but can also refer to diets that simply restrict or limit carbohydrates to less than recommended proportions (generally less than 45% of total energy coming from carbohydrates) ...Read more

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What foods can you eat on low carbohydrate diet?

What foods can you eat on low carbohydrate diet?

Lots of good stuff: A low carbohydrate diet is comprised primarily of proteins and veggies. Lots of vegetables, moderate amounts of lean meats and small servings of fruit daily. ...Read more

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What should I eat if i'm on a low carbohydrate diet?

See details: Veggies and more veggies, fresh fish, poultry, occasional fresh fruit, unsalted nuts. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods can you eat on a low carbohydrate diet?

Please suggest what foods can you eat on a low carbohydrate diet?

Vegetables: Fruits and vegetables are complex carbohydrates that you can eat especially spinach, brocolli and asparagus loaded with proteins. ...Read more

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Is no carb all protein diet beneficial?

Is no carb all protein diet beneficial?

DANGEROUS, however:: A no carb diet would consist only of meat ; eggs; i don't know anyone who recommends this. It would result in many nutritional deficiencies, completely lacking vitamin c, fiber, flavonoids ; other phytonutrients essential for good health. There is lots of research showing benefits of a vegetarian diet but none on the benefits of no carb diet. However, many recommend a low carb diet. See comment:. ...Read more

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Healthy Diet (Definition)

Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...Read more


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Low Salt Diet (Definition)

Your body needs salt, which contains sodium, to work properly. Sodium helps your body control your blood pressure, blood volume, muscles and nerves, and more. But, too much sodium in you diet can be bad for you. For most people, dietary sodium comes from salt that is in or added to their food. If you have high blood pressure or heart failure, your doctor may advise you to limit how much salt ...Read more