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Doctor insights on: Food Addicts Anonymous Food Plan

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Is there a way to know if I am a food addict?

Is there a way to know if I am a food addict?

Overeaters Anonymous: There is a set of self-evaluation questions on the oa web site at www.Oa.Org. Oa uses the same 12 steps as aa. It is not a "diet club, " but is an effective way out of the misery of compulsive eating. As one oa member described, "in oa i can face my stuff instead of stuffing my face.". ...Read more

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Diverticulitis food plan? Grains?

Diverticulitis food plan? Grains?

High fiber, fluids: In general, the most advantageous diet for those with diverticulosis or wwho have had an episode of diverticulitis is a high fiber diet with plenty of fluids. Fiber rich foods include fruits, veggies, whole grain cereals and breads. ...Read more

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What kind of food plan should I be using?

What kind of food plan should I be using?

Tell us more: Unhealthy diets include any diet that makes you gain fat, unsupplemented vegetarian diets, and weird "spiritual" diets. If you have no special health needs, you can probably eat what you wish; there's lots of money to be made offering unscientific dietary advice. A registered evidence-based dietician can help you with choices. Good luck. ...Read more

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When following a 12 step program is it best to try and follow a food plan first or wait for the spiritual awakening?

When following a 12 step program is it best to try and follow a food plan first or wait for the spiritual awakening?

Don't wait: There is no need to awake - it might happen, but the point is to make changes in your addictive behaviors. Talk with people involved in 12-step programs to get a sense of what they do day by day. Good luck. ...Read more

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I would like a workout routine, not a food plan?

I would like a workout routine, not a food plan?

Need Both: I assume that you want these things in order to help lose weight, but if that is wrong, I apologize. Successful weight loss requires diet and exercise in most cases. It is good to start with small achievable goals, like walking 20-30 min 4-5 days a week and the when that is easy increase to more time or run. Diet wise cut out junk food or snacks and start with little changes. ...Read more

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Please describe a good healthy food plan so i can loose weight?

Please describe a good healthy food plan so i can loose weight?

See below: 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. 3-5 ounces of lean meat, chicken or fish as protein, or eggs, or 1 cup of milk. Complex carbohydrates in the form of whole grains, should make up 1/4 of your plate servings. 1/2 your plate should be fresh fruits and or vegetables. And 1/4 of your plate should be protein. Beans and legumes are also healthy carbohydrates. Avoid too much fat, fried foods. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a healthy food plan that will guarantee me losing weight?

Anyone know what is a healthy food plan that will guarantee me losing weight?

See below: If one quarter of a 8 to 10 inch plate is protein such as 3 ounces of lean meat, chicken or fish, and 1/4 is a serving of complex carb such as a 1/2 cup of rice or pasta, and 1/2 of your plate is fresh vegetables ( steam not fried) you should lose weight if you do this for lunch and dinner. You can have a fresh fruit ( one serving) twice a day as a snack and eat a healthy 300-400 calorie breakfas. ...Read more

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What's a good food plan for breakfast lunch and dinner cause I'm really skinny?

What's a good food plan for breakfast lunch and dinner cause I'm really skinny?

Both exercise and di: A lot of guys are skinny at your age. Growing taller and filling out don't necessarily happen at the same time. A balanced diet, with protein in at least two meals with a lot of fruits and vegetables will help. If you want to increase your muscle mass, you need to start on an exercise program. If you are not in sports at school, joining a gym will be a place to start. ...Read more

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Is there any foods that should be avoided to prevent the effects of the Plan B one step pill from working? (i.E. Dairy )

Is there any foods that should be avoided to prevent the effects of the Plan B one step pill from working? (i.E. Dairy )

No: Fortunately there are no foods that will decrease the efficacy of Plan B from working, i don't think any medications interfere with it's effectiveness either. ...Read more

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What's the best diet chart/plan to reduce 7 to 8 kgs in a month or so..for someone who's 5'3 ..63 kgs?? Complete food chart..Does gm diet plan work??

What's the best diet chart/plan to reduce 7 to 8 kgs in a month or so..for someone who's 5'3 ..63 kgs?? Complete food chart..Does gm diet plan work??

Diet suggestions: AAKP.com Nutrition Counter is excellent. Eat low salt, no saturated fat, low cholesterol, 7 servings of colored fruit and vegetables daily. No bread, pasta, sugar. Only very lean animal protein (4 - 5 oz per day of fish, poultry, egg white best). No fried food. Don't smoke. Drink 3 liters unsugared fuid per day. Exercise twice daily. Aim for 1400 cal per day. 50 gm protein. No carb after 8 pm. ...Read more

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Iam 14 and 280 lb i hate working out and don't have a lot of food to choose from at home......Plez can some one give me a plan I do go to the gym but i hate it....

Iam 14 and 280 lb i hate working out and don't have a lot  of food to choose from at home......Plez can some one give me a plan I do go to the gym but i hate it....

Paleo: Look up robb wolf's paleo solution. He has great advice on nutrition and exercise. The bottom line is to cut out starches and sugars and exercise with short bursts of high intensity with breaks in between sets (look up h.I.T.T.). ...Read more

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Why would I need to see a doctor if I plan on taking salt substitute for foods and drinks?

Why would I need to see a doctor if I plan on taking salt substitute for foods and drinks?

Potassium: They contain potassium and potassium can kill you if your kidney function isn't normal. So at least one check with blood work is in order. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some exercise plan/ food plan/ muscle plan?

Can you tell me some exercise plan/ food plan/ muscle plan?

Exercise & eat right: Get a check-up with your doctor to insure that you are stable for exercise. Start slowly and gradually increase you exercise to 5-7 times a week (about 30 mins each day) if you can. Eat more fruits and vegetables and less fried foods, starches, red meat and fatty foods. Incorporate some weight-lifting as well as aerobics in your exercise regimen. And don't forget to smile and socialize daily! ...Read more

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Please describe a good food plan for someone with diabetes type 1?

Please describe a good food plan for someone with diabetes type 1?

Plant based food: Fish, chicken and lots of fruits and veggies. More highly colored veggiesand fruits are best. ...Read more

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Need to get 60 pounds off. Any suggestions. Knees are arthritic would love a food plan to follow.t?

Need to get 60 pounds off.  Any suggestions.  Knees are arthritic would love a food plan to follow.t?

Not easy but: can be done if you are willing and prepared to eat ( really less ) but good health nutritional food , work very hard in gym , you will in time but not over night .Plan is in your hand and mind , you already know . ...Read more

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I work out a bit and also do 15 minutes of bike cardio every 2 days, but i'm having trouble losing my belly. I need a food plan based on my height.

I work out a bit and also do 15 minutes of bike cardio every 2 days, but i'm having trouble losing my belly. I need a food plan based on my height.

Try paleo: Eating starches and sugars are the biggest stimulants for your body to store fat. There are also some people that are sensitive to gluten and eating that leads to excess fat. Look into information on the paleo approach to eating. ...Read more

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