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What do sugar cravings constantly mean? 70 lb wgt loss in 16 mos.I avoid carbs & fats. High protein vege fruit diet now.Advice?

What do sugar cravings  constantly mean? 70 lb wgt loss in 16 mos.I avoid carbs & fats. High protein vege fruit diet now.Advice?

See Dr.: A 70 pound weight loss is troublesome, especially if you are not trying to lose weight? Sugar craving and weight loss, may indicate diabetes as one example, but either way, you need an exam and testing by a dr. A soon as possible. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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Is a low carb diet for insulin resistance/losing weight okay? Im focusing on protein, healthy fats and, if any, its healthy carbs (I dont eat bread).

Is a low carb diet for insulin resistance/losing weight okay? Im focusing on protein, healthy fats and, if any, its healthy carbs (I dont eat bread).

YES: I recommend the paleo diet. If you do have carbs Stacy gluten free WholeApproach.com. Also vitamins to boost ATP production ubiquinol/ribose/carnitine. I recommend rejuvenation-science.com. Check them out. Gluten free and vegan ...Read more

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Fasting blood sugar 181.8, hba1c > 7%, taking all vitamins, exercise 6 hrs/week, eat no sugar, eat high fibre, drink water, juice, wt. 67kilo, ht 5'5"?

Fasting blood sugar 181.8, hba1c > 7%, taking all vitamins, exercise 6 hrs/week, eat no sugar, eat high fibre, drink water, juice, wt. 67kilo, ht 5'5"?

Look into Paleo : Your lab numbers suggest you're on the path to diabetes. Even though you don't eat "sugar" any fiber or starch that your body can digest turns into sugar and fruit juice is sugar. Even things like diary that is thought of as healthy has sugar (lactose is a type of sugar). A person with lab numbers like yours has to limit all sugars and heal the damage. The paleo approach can help you do both. ...Read more

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My diet is 35% fat (from chicken, turkey, fish &nuts), 35% carbs and 30% protein I do strength training & cardio 4 days/wk. Weight gain probable?

My diet is 35% fat (from chicken, turkey, fish &nuts), 35% carbs and 30% protein I do strength training & cardio 4 days/wk. Weight gain probable?

It is math: Caloric intale minus basal metabolic rate minus calories burned from activity. If it is a plus you add weight if minus you loose. ...Read more

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Is a 1500 calorie diet healthy and sustainable if vegetables, fruit, lean protein and in processed carbohydrates are consumed?

Is a 1500 calorie diet healthy and sustainable if vegetables, fruit, lean protein and in processed carbohydrates are consumed?

Weight and Activity: Yes that diet can certainly be sustained if it provides for the caloric expenditure of the individual on a daily basis. The mix of foods you choose is also very good. By "processed" i assume you mean complex carbohydrates. If you happen to be 350lbs and 6ft 4in then you are going to be rather hungry for quite some time. ...Read more

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Lost 28lbs on 30 day hCG diet, day 11 in p4. Gained 12lbs w/abd distention (3.5") in last 10 days. Maintaining 1200 cal low carb diet. Causes?

Lost 28lbs on 30 day hCG diet, day 11 in p4.  Gained 12lbs w/abd distention (3.5") in last 10 days. Maintaining 1200 cal low carb diet. Causes?

Exercise: The HCG approach to weight loss is not recommended by multiple reputable medical organizations and fda (http://www.Fda.Gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm281333.Htm) clinical trials show no extra weight loss beyond diet alone. It can cause blood clots and serious depression. I recommend stopping hcg. Increasing exercise is a good way to get over a weight loss plateau. ...Read more

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Should i remove proteins & carbohydrates from my diet, if I am on a low cal & low fat diet program?

Should i remove proteins & carbohydrates from my diet, if I am on a low cal & low fat diet program?

Balance it out: You need all 3 dietary elements(carbs, proteins and some fat/oils) in your diet. Proteins are the most important nutrient and least harmful food...So do not exclude proteins...Just choose lean proteins which are free of fats(this will include fish, eggs, nuts and low fat dairy). You can have complex carbs but stay low on refined carbs like sugary foods(sweets) and sugary drinks. ...Read more

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If I eat mostly saturated fat for month (bacon, cream), on a very low carb diet w/ lots of veggies, what should happen to me ? testing blood & weight

If I eat mostly saturated fat for month (bacon, cream), on a very low carb diet w/ lots of veggies, what should happen to me ? testing blood & weight

Diet changes: This sounds like the very popular Adkins diet. If you maintain this diet and seriously curb carbohydrates, you will likely see a notable weight loss. From a blood testing perspective, I would anticipate an elevation in your total cholesterol and LDL levels which can elevate your cardiac risk long term. ...Read more

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30lbs overweight have been see a dr hCG inj 800cal diet lost 5lbs in 3 weeks incr protein 1200cal low fat low carb and exercise have not lost 6 weeks ?

HCG unproven: use of HCG is unproven, expensive and not harmless. get into a regimented nutritionally sensible diet program and stick with it for 6 months. do not jump from one diet plan to another. do not use drugs that have no proven value just because your friend said so or you read it in a magazine. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight by walking using only treadmill for 1 hour daily , with healthy diet & avoid fried items, high fat & carbohydrates?

Is it possible to lose weight by walking  using only treadmill for 1 hour daily , with healthy diet & avoid fried items, high fat & carbohydrates?

Yes;No; NotBestFocus: Wt loss simple: reduce food enough, track wt. Daily to 0.1 lb ; verify wt. Going down. However emotions, internal drives ; bogus marketing of false ideas get in the way + priorities keep changing, moment by moment. Food choices 1st - ex. (if not intensive) minor. Study: "how the goverment makes you fat", "why we get fat", eatingacademy.Com, "sugar: the bitter truth", nusi.Org, fatchance.Html, etc. ...Read more

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Why do I get low blood sugar when dieting? Not diabetic, just symptoms low glucose. Restricting 2000 cal, less carbs, balanced meals, snacks btwn.

Why do I get low blood sugar when dieting? Not diabetic, just symptoms low glucose. Restricting 2000 cal, less carbs, balanced meals, snacks btwn.

Low blood sugar diet: Symptoms of low blood sugar are not good way to diagnose it. What is your blood sugar when you have the symptoms? If low several times then we can discuss more. ...Read more

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Do excess carbs/sugars get converted into saturated fat in our bodies? And if so, then would a high fat/low carb diet be healthier than a high carb/low fat diet?

Do excess carbs/sugars get converted into saturated fat in our bodies? And if so, then would a high fat/low carb diet be healthier than a high carb/low fat diet?

Yes and No: Yes, you are right in that excess of carbs/sugars get converted into fat. So do eat carbs, but in moderation. Eating fat doe snot do any good, so i would say no to your second question. What you need to do is choose a balanced diet which has ample amounts of plant based foods which are free of both fats and avoid too much sugar. In addition, get a good amount of proteins by eating fish, nuts & egg. ...Read more

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I am 5 ft 7 and weigh 75kg, will i build lean muscle & lose fat if i remove the carbs & eat 1.5g of protein & 0.5g of fat per pound of bodyweight?

I am 5 ft 7 and weigh 75kg, will i build lean muscle & lose fat if i remove the carbs & eat 1.5g of protein & 0.5g of fat per pound of bodyweight?

Good start: This is adequate protein. How effective this will be depends on how much energy you burn / how hard you work in your fitness activities. I'm glad you're undertaking this and wish you luck. ...Read more

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Female 35 128lbs. Eat south beach style diet. Limited carbs and sugar. Drink wine daily. Fasting test. Bilirubin elevated at 1.5mg/dL. Platelets 140. ?

Female 35 128lbs. Eat south beach style diet. Limited carbs and sugar. Drink wine daily. Fasting test. Bilirubin elevated at 1.5mg/dL. Platelets 140. ?

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, Why was the test done? Do you have any symptoms? What was your hemoglobin? Ask you doctor if you could have Gilbert disease, which is harmless. ...Read more