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Doctor insights on: Dukan Diet While Pregnant

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Is dukan diet safe?

Is dukan diet safe?

It's a lot of: Protein! seems to work, but as with most diet fads, when u quit it all comes back +. ...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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Please answer: what are your thoughts on the dukan diet?

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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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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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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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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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

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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 '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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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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What we include in low carbohydrate diet/ food? And how to use/apply the same in food daily?

What we include in low carbohydrate diet/ food? And how to use/apply the same in food daily?

See below: Here's a good resource for you (note-the atkins diet is a low carb diet)
http://www. Atkins. Com/recipes. Aspx. ...Read more

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Please review this evidence and say if it supports that a high fat, low carbohydrate diet is safe/healthy? Http://www. Dietdoctor. Com/science

Please review this evidence and say if it supports that a high fat, low carbohydrate diet is safe/healthy? Http://www. Dietdoctor. Com/science

It does but...: There is good evidence that a properly-done low carb diet has benefits, but there is also evidence that a low fat diet diet is healthy too. Here is a good critique of the paleo diet: https://www. Drmcdougall. Com/misc/2012nl/jun/paleo2.htm
Also see the low fat vs. Low carb section of my essay on Diet and Health:
http://drrandybaker. Com/2013/01/20/diet-and-health/ ...Read more

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Low-carbohydrate diet means no bread, right?

Not necessarily: You may limit the intake of bread without eliminating it entirely. A balanced diet should include whole grain bread in moderation. ...Read more

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Does a low carbohydrate diet good for health?

One of many: You need to figure out some way to eat properly and exercise for the rest of your life. Lose weight if overweight. There's no magic, just burn off more calories than you take in. Don't artificially limit or increase any of the nutrients-- protein, carbohydrate or fat. Just eat a restricted total amount. ...Read more

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Need help with a low carbohydrate diet as a vegetarian?

Eat beans: Most vegetarians are really carboterians so eat more plant based protein: beans, nuts/seeds, tofu/tempeh, legumes, avocados, quinoa. Aim for 7-9 servings of veggies/fruits and use only whole grains such as quinoa, brown rice and steel cut oats. You can use plant based protein powders such as pea powder, maca powder and or chia since they are gluten free as well. There are vegan protein bars too. ...Read more

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Will going on a low-carbohydrate diet help me lose weight faster?

Not necessarily: You need to restrict caloric intake and exercise to burn more calories to lose weight. Low carbohydrate diet is marginally better, but you can gain weight on a low carbohydrate diet if you eat fats and proteins in an amount that more than makes up for the carbohydrate deficit. ...Read more

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What is healthier between a low GI diet or a low carbohydrate diet?

What is healthier between a low GI diet or a low carbohydrate diet?

Similiar: Low glycemic and low carbohydrate diets are similar. Low glycemic diets try to keep people from eating simple carbs and direct them to complex carbohydrates. Simple carbs are readily converted in to sugers and raise blood sugers ...Read more

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What is a good way to calculate carbohydrates for low carbohydrate diet?

Website: Go to www. Caloriecount. Com and it will list the amount of carbs in grams for virtually every food known to man. Why do you want to follow a low carb diet? ...Read more

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Why would a high-carbohydrate diet as opposed to a low-carbohydrate diet be beneficial for someone?

Why would a high-carbohydrate diet as opposed to a low-carbohydrate diet be beneficial for someone?

Healthy carbs: Your body runs on the breakdown of healthy carbohydrates into glucose. Low carb diet may deprive your body of enough glucose. When this happens, fat is broken down for energy putting the body in a state of acidosis, which is not healthy. Healthy carbs include, fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, beans, and whole grains. All gain be eaten in moderation. ...Read more

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Should diabetics be on a low carbohydrate diet?

Should diabetics be on a low carbohydrate diet?

Yes but...: Diabetic diet is low carb diet. They can eat complex carbs but in limited amounts. A diabetic who is on Insulin and not follow low carb diet, he or she can gain weight very fast. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more