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Doctor insights on: Fad Diets

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Are fad diets actually effective?

Are fad diets actually effective?

Diets: Fad diets are marketing ploys to promote a concept that has more to do with making money than with a well-balanced diet that promotes long-term compliance conducive with a healthy lifestyle. Many of these diets are also low calorie diets. A low calorie diet is a diet that provides extremely low calories in order to produce significant weight loss. They can be unbalanced and cause problems. ...Read more

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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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What are the best fad diets out there?

What are the best fad diets out there?

NONE: In my humble opinion, there is no best fad diet since they dont teach you good nutrition or proper eating habits. Some dont even stress portion control. You can eat all of this or that you want. I suggest learning moderation, eating a variety of healthy foods in good balance. Exercise and activity should be a part of your life as well. Fresh fruits and vegetables- 5-7 servings a day is good start. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Eating an Organic Diet (Checklist)

Read labels
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Stay away from conventionally grown food of which you don't know the source
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Research the "dirty dozen" fruits and only buy them if they are organic
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Eat grass-fed meats
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Are there any fad diets that actually work?

Are there any fad diets that actually work?

Diets: Fad diets are marketing ploys to promote a concept that has more to do with making money than with a well-balanced diet that promotes long-term compliance conducive with a healthy lifestyle. Many of these diets are also low calorie diets. A low calorie diet is a diet that provides extremely low calories in order to produce significant weight loss. They can be unbalanced and cause problems. ...Read more

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What are fad diets and are they really bad?

What are fad diets and are they really bad?

Some not nutrional: Fad diets come and go. They are often nutritionally unbalanced and make promises of marked and rapid weight loss. ...Read more

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What are some fad diets that actually work for you?

What are some fad diets that actually work for you?

Diets: Fad diets are marketing ploys to promote a concept that has more to do with making money than with a well-balanced diet that promotes long-term compliance conducive with a healthy lifestyle. Many of these diets are also low calorie diets. A low calorie diet is a diet that provides extremely low calories in order to produce significant weight loss. They can be unbalanced and cause problems. ...Read more

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Why causes people to gain the weight back after fad diets?

Why causes people to gain the weight back after fad diets?

Diets: Fad diets are marketing ploys to promote a concept that has more to do with making money than with a well-balanced diet that promotes long-term compliance conducive with a healthy lifestyle. Many of these diets are also low calorie diets. Once the diet is completed and you return to your usual eating habits, weight returns. ...Read more

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Dr. David Liu Dr. Liu
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Eating a Vegan Diet (Checklist)

Ask your doctor if the diet is appropriate for you
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See a nutritionist to ensure that you are eating a balanced diet
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See your doctor to ensure that you are getting micronutrients
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What can I do to lose weight without fad diets?

What can I do to lose weight without fad diets?

Diet: You should have a complete evaluation and find a physician that participates in a comprehensive life change program that involves nutritional changes, exercise, and psychological/behavior modification. ...Read more

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