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Is 80 grams of monounsaturated fat and 17.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat per day too much? I eat 2500 calories per day.

Is 80 grams of monounsaturated fat and 17.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat per day too much? I eat 2500 calories per day.

Difficult: Official guidance is 20-35% of calories from fat and each 1g fat is 9 calories so probably around 55-95g fat per day. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000747.htm Main fat to reduce is saturated fat. Recommend seeing licensed dietician in your area for specific advice/guidance here ...Read more

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Grams of sugar per day to lose weight?

Grams of sugar per day to lose weight?

It isn't that simple: Look at junk carbs, sugar, fat, total calories ; physical activity. 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. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities:. ...Read more

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Help please! is eating three servings of fish per week bad?

Help please! is eating three servings of fish per week bad?

It's perfect: Of course it depends on which fish. You want to avoid highly contaminated fish like tilapia and other farm raised fish altogether and limit to once every other week tuna and similar fish that are predators and absorb a lot of mercury. Wild alaskan salmon is the best. .For more detailed discussion, see my blog at http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/06/are-all-fish-equally-healthy.Html. ...Read more

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Is eating a banana once per day healthy?

Is eating a banana once per day healthy?

Sure: Like almost anything else edible, it's not going to make or break your health. I'm going to assume you're not a dialysis patient who can't handle the potassium. ...Read more

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Hello dr,consume the following food every day for one week:6 cups of parsley tea daily,3 sweet potatoes, one at every meal ,can lose arm fat?

Hello dr,consume the following food every day for one week:6 cups of parsley tea daily,3 sweet potatoes, one at every meal ,can lose arm fat?

No protein?: Starvation diets and diets that only include sugar calories are the most dangerous and unhealthy choices one can make. This diet is ABSOLUTELY not wise. It will not in any way lead to health! ...Read more

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Can i eat consume more than 500grams of vitamin C per day?

Can i eat consume more than 500grams of vitamin C per day?

Perfectly safe: Vitamin c is incredibly safe. Humans are one of the only animals who do not make vit. C. Other mammals the size of humans produce 2-6, 000 mg of c a day, and up to 10 times more when ill or stressed. I advise my patients to take 1-2000 mg 2x/day. See http://www.Vitamincfoundation.Org/bsardi.Html & http://www.Vitamincfoundation.Org/ & http://lpi.Oregonstate.Edu/infocenter/vitamins/vitaminc/. ...Read more

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For us boomers who like beef, what serving size (in ounces, before cooking) is optimal? And how many servings per week should one eat? I also eat pork

For us boomers who like beef, what serving size (in ounces, before cooking) is optimal? And how many servings per week should one eat? I also eat pork

Red meat.: I would recommend you limit red meat to 4 ounces once weekly in general. Pork is a leaner option than red meat, so you can have a similar portion size maybe once or twice per week of that as well. Red meat contains saturated fat which is unhealthy. ...Read more

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Can eating ALOT of fruits & vegetables in one day & no other food (approx. 4cup fruit, 4cup vegetables) cause diarrhea that evening? Or mild cramping?

Can eating ALOT of fruits & vegetables in one day & no other food (approx. 4cup fruit, 4cup vegetables) cause diarrhea that evening? Or mild cramping?

YES: This is a LOT of "roughage" (=increased stool formation PLUS some vegetables (eg: celery/tomatoes ) contain a natural laxative! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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How many grams of carbohydrate per day are recommended to prevent ketosis in healthy individuals?

How many grams of carbohydrate per day are recommended to prevent ketosis in healthy individuals?

Avoiding ketosis: To avoid ketosis it generally takes at least 80 carbs per day. But this also depends on your eight and activity level. You should consult with your physician/provider before limiting your carbs though. ...Read more

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Diet pills, eating under 500 cal per day in food (nuts, fruit, fish veg etc), drinking wine bottle x 3/4pw, how will this affect my body? 138lb 5'8

Diet pills, eating under 500 cal per day in food (nuts, fruit, fish veg etc), drinking wine bottle x 3/4pw, how will this affect my body? 138lb 5'8

Not healthy: See your pcp without delay for exam and guidance on your weight and proper eating. You may need closer to 2000 + calories / day depending on your level of activity. Be honest about any other meds/ alcohol/drug use and current stresses. Take care of your health and please get help. ...Read more

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Estimated calories and grams of fat in traditional japanese evening meal?

Estimated calories and grams of fat in traditional japanese evening meal?

Huh?: Having lived in japan - i know that there are many types of traditional japanese meals with varying calories. You would have to determine the specific foods and specific amounts to make an estimate for this. ...Read more

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17m baby,eating 3 meals only,3 cups yoghurt daily 100 gm each,no bread,1or2 tbs pasta or rice,1oz chicken/meat,3 tbs veg.,200 ml fruits.no sugar/salt?

17m baby,eating 3 meals only,3 cups yoghurt daily 100 gm each,no bread,1or2 tbs pasta or rice,1oz chicken/meat,3 tbs veg.,200 ml fruits.no sugar/salt?

Baby diet: hello ~ I dont know what your question is because you havent asked one, but reading that list, let me note this: PLEASE DONT ADD SALT OR SUGAR TO ANY BABYS DIET ! THANKS ...Read more