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Is it possible to lose weight by just eating healthy foods?

Is it possible to lose weight by just eating healthy foods?

Exercise: You lose weight by burning up more calories than you are taking in. Try walking or increasing your activity level in addition to eating healthy foods. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Can not eating healthy foods affect your chances of having a baby?

Can not eating healthy foods affect your chances of having a baby?

Yes, of course: Healthy people require healthy food and conception is no exception! ...Read more

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What to do if I have been hungry all the time ever since eating healthy foods?

Craving fats: Most healthy foods are low in fat so your body is probably craving the fats it is missing. Rather than giving up everything cold turkey, try gradually eliminating what your body is used to. It takes about 3 weeks to establish new habits: work up to it slowly. ...Read more

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I'm on a diet for one month and eating healthy foods and I lost 4kg. ..Is it a good result?

I'm on a diet for one month and eating healthy foods and I lost 4kg. ..Is it a good result?

That is strong: Weight loss for one month. I would recommend that don't lose any faster than 1 kg per week - otherwise you may find yourself losing too much muscle too quickly. Take care. ...Read more

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I have trouble eating healthy foods. Are there any good diet meals that actually taste good?

I have trouble eating healthy foods. Are there any good diet meals that actually taste good?

Healthy Choice: I have found that healthy choice makes a large selection of fairly tasty healthy meals. Pop them in the microwave and they're ready in several minutes. ...Read more

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How does eating healthy foods help someone who already has type two diabetes if it can't be cured?

How does eating healthy foods help someone who already has type two diabetes if it can't be cured?

It matters a lot: If you eat the right foods, you can go off most if not all diabetic meds. It is not a question of carbs but what type of carbs - you want low glycemic index foods (lists available all over the web). You should also cut out all meat from your diet, not eat processed foods except rarely, never drink soda (even diet) or eat fast food, and eat lots of fresh fruits/veggies, whole grains, nuts, & beans. ...Read more

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How does eating healthy foods affect the respiratory system?

How does eating healthy foods affect the respiratory system?

Healthy food: Has a positive impact on all organ systems. If you are overweight they can help you loose weight and perhaps breathe more easily. If you have a respiratory problem please see your doctor. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Besides eating healthy foods and exercising, what else can I do to keep my heart healthy?

Besides eating healthy foods and exercising, what else can I do to keep my heart healthy?

Aspirin: It depends given your past medical history. If you are over 45 you might benefit from a baby Aspirin daily. If you have high cholesterol, having that treated with medication can help reduce your further risk of heart problems. Certainly you want to get adequate exercise most days of the week. There is not enough research to confirm what vitamins to take yet. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm always hungry after eating healthy foods?

What to do if I'm always hungry after eating healthy foods?

Obesity: You're probably overweight and if you eat less than you burn off, so that you will love weight, you will not be full and you will be hungry. That's your body's way of telling you you're losing weight. It's not harmful or dangerous and the feeling generally lessen as your body gets used to the lower intake. If you eat when hungry, you'll never lose weight. ...Read more

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I've been eating 1000 calories a day for a month, is there any damage from this, while taking vitamins and eating healthy foods?

I've been eating 1000 calories a day for a month, is there any damage from this, while taking vitamins and eating healthy foods?

Healthy foods: Most folks don't need vitamins - what is needed is good food.
If you are eating 1000 calories a day and not gaining or losing weight or strength what is your concern. Please let me know. ...Read more

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I am 17 years old! I'm doing body transformation! . I'm eating healthy foods and supplements! .My height is 5.8 my dad's height is 5.10 and mothers is 5.3?

I am 17 years old! I'm doing body transformation! . I'm eating healthy foods and supplements! .My height is 5.8 my dad's height is 5.10 and mothers is 5.3?

Your question is???: Your projected genetic height given your parents height is 5'9". (m+d/2+2.5 in) if your growth centers remain open you can expect more growth, but not much more. If you entered puberty at the same time as your friends you are likely done as most growth centers close at 17 in males. An x-ray of your wrist and hand could see if more growth was possible. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is okay to stress-eat or binge-eat if eating healthy food (healthy as in organic and vegan)?

Please tell me if it is okay to stress-eat or binge-eat if eating healthy food (healthy as in organic and vegan)?

Although that might: Be better than bingeing on crap food- the body really doesn't like ingesting huge amounts of food to the point of discomfort. If you have an uncomfortable relationship with food - have you considered overeater's anonymous? ...Read more

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Low Vit D even though supplementing, unable to lose weight inspite of eating healthy foods/exercising, sky high CRP. Any ideas?

Low Vit D even though supplementing, unable to lose weight inspite of eating healthy foods/exercising, sky high CRP. Any ideas?

Need evaluation: It is not feasible to settle the issue without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. However, you have identified a major problem, weight. There is not easy way to lose weight. You need to drastically reduce your intake of food. High CRP is an indication of inflammation and obesity itself may be contributing to it. ...Read more

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I have severe right side pain after eating fatty foods. I have slight right side pain after eating healthy foods. My ALT and AST are elevated.?

I have severe right side pain after eating fatty foods. I have slight right side pain after eating healthy foods. My ALT and AST are elevated.?

Betting on GB: Sounds like you may have a gallbladder issue. Should see your doc to obtain further studies and imaging. Elevated alt/ast need an explanation. ...Read more

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Blood sugar drops below 3.0-4.0 mmol/l every time after eating healthy foods. Only way to keep it at 6 is eat at least 150-200g of carbs. Non-diabetic?

Blood sugar drops below 3.0-4.0 mmol/l every time after eating healthy foods. Only way to keep it at 6 is eat at least 150-200g of carbs. Non-diabetic?

Why keep it at 6?: I have no idea why you want to keep it at 6. A level of 4 (or 72 mg/dl) is perfectly healthy and should not cause any symptoms. Some people will get symptoms below 3.3. It is a bit unusual but not dangerous to have levels that low. No problem eating that much carbs but still avoid sugars and starches; choose complex carbs. Consider seeing an endocrinologist and checking your Insulin levels. ...Read more

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I have lost a lot of weight due to I think stress, from 60kg to 52kg in about a month. I started on liximal. Can this cuase it? I make a point of eating healthy regular meals to try and pick up, but nothing. I feel great while on leximal

I have lost a lot of weight due to I think stress, from 60kg to 52kg in about a month. I started on liximal. Can this cuase it? I make a point of eating healthy regular meals to try and pick up, but nothing. I feel great while on leximal

Per Drugs. Com: Lexamil (escitalopram) side effects may include: Common (1% to 10%): Decreased appetite, increased appetite, weight increased. Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Anorexia, carbohydrate craving, weight decreased. I have never seen people lose 8 kg in a month as a side effect of escitalopram. I am glad you are feeling good on this medd. ...Read more

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I've been working out and eating healthy, using neutragena naturals & nothings working for my acne. Could it be my stress working against it?

I've been working out and eating healthy, using neutragena naturals & nothings working for my acne. Could it be my stress working against it?

Not lifestyle: Contrary to what anybody else has told you, lifestyle (diet, fitness, personal hygiene, "stress") is not a major factor in acne. Being a young adult with acne is hard enough without being fed disinformation. It's not a bad soap, but not cure. If benzoyl peroside has failed, get with your physician for something that works (the pill, topical clindamycin, other options right for you). ...Read more

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I 23 year old male, healthy diet and get a cold every month. I am concerned I get too many infections. What you think? I do have chronic stress

I 23 year old male, healthy diet and get a cold every month. I am concerned I get too many infections. What you think? I do have chronic stress

Stress weakens you: Your main problem is stress-- these germs are having a field day at your expense. When under stress the body is weaker, as you've proved to yourself here over and over again. I highly recommend u do everything to change this. Quit your job, meditate, pray, exercise, get sunlight... Do something! Not to scare u, but bigger problems can arise later if u go on living like this... ...Read more

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Not overweight, healthy diet, EF 55%, LV normal size & function, BP 119/63, (sob) stress results moderate to severe ischemia anterior/apical wall mostly reversible. Cath scheduled in 4 days. How bad?

Not overweight, healthy diet, EF 55%, LV normal size & function, BP 119/63, (sob) stress results moderate to severe ischemia anterior/apical wall mostly reversible. Cath scheduled in 4 days. How bad?

Cardiac response: This clearly concerns me but you are doing the right thing and dealing with the problem urgently. Catheterization is definitely recommended. Unfortunately Cardiac disease also has a strong genetic component that may be present. Is your cholesterol normal and are you exercising adequately? Hopefully, you are also consulting with a cardiologist as well. ...Read more

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Period 4 days late, 2 negative HPT, no stress in life, not taking ANY medicine, healthy diet and exercise. Why is period late?

Period 4 days late, 2 negative HPT, no stress in life, not taking ANY medicine, healthy diet and exercise. Why is period late?

Late period: Hi. HPTs may not reflect pregnancy within 4 days of a missed period if you are pregnant. If not pregnant, there can be myriad reasons for variations in periods. Wait another 5-7 days and repeat the HPT to make sure. If pregnancy is not desired (and at your age I sincerely hope it is NOT!), might I suggest you talk with our good friends at Planned Parenthood about contraception. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could I be addicted to eating healthy food all the time?

Could I be addicted to eating healthy food all the time?

If so, no problems: Thank god you're eating healthy! Your body is rejecting foods that will ultimately harm you. If all my patients were like that, we'd have a lot less chronic diseases. ...Read more

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Could eating less and healthy foods make you lose weight?

Could eating less and healthy foods make you lose weight?

Excellent approach: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more

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Can you treat diabetes by just eating healthy, low-sugar foods?

Can you treat diabetes by just eating healthy, low-sugar foods?

SometimesMildCase: Once a diagnosis of Type2 Diabetes is made and the blood sugar and A1c Hemoglobin is borderline, then lifestyle modifications like weight loss, low carb diet and exercise may be the treatment at that stage
But needs follow up blood test and at some stage you may need Meds ...Read more

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What are some foods ideas for losing weight and eating healthy?

What are some foods ideas for losing weight and eating healthy?

Elimination Diet: Create a three day diary, see which foods cause you discomfort (stay away from these). Your body does not lie. Do not drink your calories. Incorporate whole foods and avoid prepackaged foods. Our intestines and immune system a lot of times do not respond favorably to pre packed foods. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Could you completely change from eating junk food to eating healthy food?

Of course: It depends on your desire to change. For a healthy diet, eat a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products; low in saturated fats; no tobacco, and no more than one drink a day. It would help to exercise 30 minutes/day. ...Read more

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What's the key to a healthy life apart from exercising and eating healthy food?

What's the key to a healthy life apart from exercising and eating healthy food?

No key: There isn't a single key that is great for all, but a universal truth includes maintaining a balance. Healthful eating of foods that lack processing and ingredients that you cannot pronounce along with a daily exercise program assists. The mind has to be nourished with new information, achievements and assisting others to be strong. Smile and laugh often and keep your mind limber and open. ...Read more

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Healthy eating: what are the best online resources to learn about healthy foods and products?

Healthy eating: what are the best online resources to learn about healthy foods and products?

Alkaline foods: Learn about epigenomes you can turn them on by eating foods that supply methyl groups - here is to learn more - http://learn. Genetics. Utah. Edu/content/epigenetics/. ...Read more

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Can eating 4-5 small healthy foods every 2-3hrs really help with my weight loss? I am already exercising 4-5 days a week.

Can eating 4-5 small healthy foods every 2-3hrs really help with my weight loss? I am already exercising 4-5 days a week.

Maybe: Frequent small meals are good, but if that often, they need to be really small. It is all a matter of calories in/calories out. Try an app, like loseit! To track it. It really works! ...Read more

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I feel like im not loosing weight although I started eating healthy. What are some good food that I should be eating to increase my fat loss.

I feel like im not loosing weight although I started eating healthy. What are some good food that I should be eating to increase my fat loss.

Healthy diet: My preference low carbohydrate, low fat, high protein, no processed food, no sugary or artificial sweetened beverages and exercise. Though various other calorie reducing diets are effective ...Read more

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Is it true that a person can lose weight by eating healthy food every day without exercise? One person said they did this and it works. Really?

Is it true that a person can lose weight by eating healthy food every day without exercise? One person said they did this and it works. Really?

Yes: To lose weight one must consume less calories than they burn. Exercise burns more calories but even at rest we burn calories. Sugars/simple carbs from grains esp. Cause weight gain. It's wise to avoid fried foods. I like dr. Furhman's diet: http://bit. Ly/1dhw9ht
dr. Weil has useful info: http://huff. To/19ygs8y- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Choose organic foods:http://bit. Ly/19xax7e. ...Read more

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Please I don't like any other food except rice everyday (white rice and sauce). Sometimes I feel like I'm not eating healthy. What do I do? Thanks

Please I don't like any other food except rice everyday (white rice and sauce). Sometimes I feel like I'm not eating healthy. What do I do? Thanks

It's NOT healthy: Please talk with a dietician about what's probably missing (i'm betting it's lacking iron, b12, vitamin d, calcium and some other things you need), and with your physician about why you would limit yourself in this way. A vitamin-and-mineral supplement may help but you need to find out why your tastes are so limited. If other foods cause abdominal pain, you may have celiac disease or crohn's. ...Read more

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I've been on a diet and eating a lot of salads and healthy foods, but I always get hungry now I know I need fats too, but what can do to stay full?

I've been on a diet and eating a lot of salads and healthy foods, but I always get hungry now I know I need fats too, but what can do to stay full?

Snack on almonds: A recent study showed that those on a weight-loss diet who included 3 ounces of almonds a day lost 62% more weight! Some ate raw ; some had roasted; both helped, so whatever you prefer is ok, but the best way to benefit from almonds is to soak before eating- then you can have them raw or roast them. See http://bit. Ly/14tn89e ; http://bit. Ly/14todxs ; http://www. Md-health. Com/soaked-almonds. Html. ...Read more

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I am wondering what healthy foods should teens be eating?

I am wondering what healthy foods should teens be eating?

Balanced diet: A healthy diet with balanced nutrition is the best choice. Use low fat milk (skim or 1% is best), low fat meats and cheeses, lots of fresh vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Get at least 1 hour per day at least 3-4 days per week of active exercise. ...Read more

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What might I do to go from a junk food junkie to eating healthy?

What might I do to go from a junk food junkie to eating healthy?

See details: Motivation and discipline. Get the high calorie, high carbohydrate crap out of the house. No fast foods or sweets. Control portion size. No discipline equals no success. ...Read more

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Why are dietary suppliments not a subsitute for eating a variety of healthy foods?

Why are dietary suppliments not a subsitute for eating a variety of healthy foods?

Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. You may not feel any different but your immunity and overall health can improve. Soil in depleted and toxins abound. Good local organic is best. ...Read more

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Please describe a good way to stop eating so much junk food and to start eating healthy?

Please describe a good way to stop eating so much junk food and to start eating healthy?

See details: Motivation and discipline. No one can provided these for you. Do not have junk foods and high carbohydrate items in the house. Avoid fast foods. Control portion size. If you have no discipline, you will never succeed. ...Read more

Dr. Pam Yoder
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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