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Doctor insights on: Foods To Suppress Appetite

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Can bananas boost your appetite?

Can bananas boost your appetite?

Banana: Banana can boost your potassium level, and may even lower your blood pressure. But I don't think it will boost your appetite. It is something good to eat if you have poor appetite. ...Read more

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What herbs suppress the appetite?

What herbs suppress the appetite?

Bee pollen...: There are a few herbs that accomplish this. Bee pollen, fennel, chickweed and something called garcinia cambogia have been reported to decrease one's appetite; and may even boost your metabolism. As with any 'herbal' remedy i counsel all my patients to talk to their doctors about it; as there may be unexpected interactions with other medications you are taking. ...Read more

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Gnc pill to help lose weight and suppress appetite?

Gnc pill to help lose weight and suppress appetite?

You haven't said : Which gnc pill you are referring to. Auricular acupuncture is very helpful for appetite suppression. ...Read more

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Can taking vitamins suppress appetite?

Possibly: Vitamins dont suppress appetite, but taken with a full glass of water may fill stomach and lessen overeating. B vitamins help with energy. ...Read more

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How can you suppress appetite?

Food or Meds: Certain foods are natures appetite suppressant. Lean protein is know to suppress appetite more effectively than refined carbs and sugar. Of course, there are fda approved appetite suppressants that work well when used appropriately. Some over-the -counter herbal combinations are claimed to do this, but be careful if you try any of these, and ask your doctor first! ...Read more

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Does caffeine suppress appetite?

Does caffeine suppress appetite?

Yes, but...: Caffeine is indeed an appetite suppressant and can actually slightly increase your metabolism, and may have a modest effect on weight loss, but there is no hard evidence that caffeine will significantly lead to long term weight loss. Also, keep in mind that too much caffeine can lead to nervousness, insomnia, nausea, elevated blood pressure, and even heart palpitations. Use in moderation. ...Read more

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What are some low calorie foods that I can use as appetite suppressants?

What are some low calorie foods that I can use as appetite suppressants?

High fiber foods: High fiber foods can make you feel full for longer; these include fruits like apples and oranges (not the juice), and whole grains. Also soups are good. If you drink a glass of water before your meal, you will likely eat less. ...Read more

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What to eat to increase appetite for food ?

Why do you wish to : Do that? Have you lost appetite? Have you lost weight? If answer is no to weight loss, you do not need to eat more. If have had unintentional weight loss you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Does exercise suppress appetite?

Does exercise suppress appetite?

Interestingly, yes.: Not only does exercise help you utilize ingested calories more efficiently, i.e. help you store calories as usable forms of energy rather than fat, but exercise also helps curb the appetite in the long run. ...Read more

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What foods and drinks to help boost one's immune system actually work?

What foods and drinks to help boost one's immune system actually work?

Nothing particular: Our body keeps our immune system in good order. There is no special diet, food or drinks that can improve it. But inadequate rest( lack of sleep) and poor nutrition, excess of alcohol can cause some weakness in the immune system. ...Read more

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Can caffeine increase appetite?

Not usually: Caffeine may, in fact, decrease the appetite. For this reason, it often appears in herbal weight loss pills ( which, in general, I do not recommend). Some people will eat less at meals if they have a cup of green tea before each meal. ...Read more

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Can caffeine increase appetite?

Yes: Because it stimulates cells to function. It is not a good way to go if you have a loss of appetite. ...Read more

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Is it possible for vitamin supplements to suppress appetite?

Not really: Vitamins are not known to suppress appetite unless they are in a toxic range and that would be dangerous to your health. ...Read more

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Can eating certain foods stimulate the male libido?

Can eating certain foods stimulate the male libido?

Not likely: Libido is complex interplay of general health, hormone status, mental state, personality make-up etc. A well balanced diet, exercise and general fitness may improve one's sex life. ...Read more

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Share some great foods to eat while dieting, that help burn calories, boost immune system, and give energy?

Share some great foods to eat while dieting, that help burn calories, boost immune system, and give energy?

New food pyramid: In general, there is no one magic food that do all of the things you ask. However, you can attain most of those by following the new food pyramid recommended by the usda. It emphasizes on exercise, eating more grains, vegetables, fruits, lean cut meat, poly-unsaturated oil, but not fried food and avoid processed food and fat and also keep the calories down by decreasing serving sizes. ...Read more

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Hi Dr I have a problem with eating, I don’t have appetite for any food, it’s been weeks now. Should I be worried? I am losing weight too! Please help!

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I have a problem with eating, I don’t have appetite for any food, it’s been weeks now. Should I be worried? I am losing weight too! Please help!

Would need lot more: info for better answer. The water based vehicles (bodies) we inhabit are designed to store excess food as fat. Why? Fats are energy dense & do not bind water (thus minimize mass for energy stored). Eating drive is controlled from within brain/mind & poorly understood. So the big issue is what is behind "problem...eating"; integration of all the controls: emotional/life-issues+brain+body feedback. ...Read more

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Having gastritis flare up. It’s has lasted about 6 days. I ate too much chili powder in food and garlic powder. Lost a little appetite. Thoughts?

Avoid-: The chili powder! Seriously, I believe sucralfate tablets will afford you the best relief. You might try Pepto first to see if it helps. Car agate is medically prescribed! ...Read more