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Can you lose weight and gain health benefits on vegan diet?

Can you lose weight and gain health benefits on vegan diet?

Not really: The long term effect of a low fat, vegan diet is malnutrition. Used for a short time (4-6 weeks) a low fat diet can be employed for weight loss. However, the long lerm effects of low fat diets are miserable. A low fat - high carb diet will lead to high Insulin levels, high triglcyerides, low hdl, metabolic syndrome and finally high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. ...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's a good diet and fitness plan for weight loss?

What's a good diet and fitness plan for weight loss?

Weight loss: Any quick weight loss tends to be followed by weight gain. The best solution for weight loss is a long term change in diet. However there are some quick ways to jump start your weight loss such as fasting or cleansing. Raw foods only for 3-5 days, the 17 day diet, and the master cleanse to name a few. In general 30-90 minutes of exercise daily with caloric restriction to 1000 or less. ...Read more

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Can I maintain good health just w/exercise and vitamins?

Can I maintain good health just w/exercise and vitamins?

Not alone: The exercise will certainly help, but you also need a healthy diet, plenty of sleep and a good social support system. Currently the efficacy of vitamin supplements is up for some debate, but what is certain is that they are no substitute for a healthy balanced diet. ...Read more

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Good diet for weight loss and more energy?

Good diet for weight loss and more energy?

The best exercises: and related equipment are the ones we are most likely t use. My personal choice is a treadmill because you can adjust the speed, listen to ipod, etc.easily while exercising. Peace and good health. Power walking is a good alternative. Less carbs and more protein. See doc first. ...Read more

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Are high-carbohydrate diets good or bad for losing weight and weight control?

Are high-carbohydrate diets good or bad for losing weight and weight control?

Low Carb: The typical overweight person will lose weight faster on a low or no carb diet. Carbohydrates are typically broken down into sugars very fast, so they are not very good at keepin us feel full. These wide swings in blood sugar contribute to over eating and Insulin resistance. High protein diets tend to keep us feeling fuller and blood sugars more stable. ...Read more

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How do a health diet and a weight diet differ?

How do a health diet and a weight diet differ?

A healthy diet is a: Balanced diet containing adequate amounts of all necessary nutrients for healthy growth and activity. A weight-reduction diet is coupled with increased exercise for gradual weight loss as desired. ...Read more

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Which diet and foods are good for losing weight and building muscle?

Which diet and foods are good for losing weight and building muscle?

Protein , veggies: Lean protein--chicken, fish, lean beef, and lots of green veggies --that 's the best way to lose weight and build muscle. Drink lots of water. ...Read more

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I'm gaining weight despite adopting a diet plan and exercise.

I'm gaining weight despite adopting a diet plan and exercise.

Track calories & exe: Track calories & exercise. Decrease total calories you consume and increase exercise to lose weight. Good app for tracking diet and exercise is "my fitness pal". ...Read more

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Are a lot fruits good for a diet to lose weight and be healthy?

Are a lot fruits good for a diet to lose weight and be healthy?

Nutrition: It is recommended that you consume at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. If you ate too much fruit - you could get a lot of sugar from some fruits. ...Read more

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How can you gain weight on vegan diet and lose weight in vegan diet?

How can you gain weight on vegan diet and lose weight in vegan diet?

Vegetarian foods: To help with healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, smoothies (with added silken tofu), pasta/ bagels ; use of juice rather than soda. ...Read more

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Please describe a good exercise routine and healthy diet?

Please describe a good exercise routine and healthy diet?

Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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Will eating healthy and exercising cause weight loss?

Will eating healthy and exercising cause weight loss?

Most likely: As long as you are eating an appropriate amount for your desire weight then it should promote weight loss. One can eat healthy foods in excess and still not lose weight. Eating healthy foods in moderation along with moderate exercise is the best solution to long term health. ...Read more

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Which exercise and diet are good for sex life and penis health ?

Which exercise and diet are good for sex life and penis health ?

Exercise/diet: Any form of exercise that is consistently part of your daily lifestyle along with a healthy balance diet should appeal to your sexual health. ...Read more

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Please describe a good diet plan and gym plan to lose weight and gain muscle?

Please describe a good diet plan and gym plan to lose weight and gain muscle?

Fat vs fit: You may want to gain weight but not fat. Lean body mass can increase with the combination of increase caloric intake and exercise. Resistance training and weights will help you gain mass. ...Read more

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What's a healthy diet and exercise plan?

What's a healthy diet and exercise plan?

Heart : Eat a mediterranean diet, get plenty of exercise, do not smoke and take care of any risk factors you may have like diabetes, hypertension or gout. Thirty minutes minimum of aerobic exercise a day and three times a week light weight work. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight by dieting/ healthy eating and no exericse?

Is it possible to lose weight by dieting/ healthy eating and no exericse?

Yes: The concept remains calories burned must exceed calories consummed. However, for best results - healthy food choices should be combined with physical activity. ...Read more

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What benefits does eating fruit have on my health and fitness?

What benefits does eating fruit have on my health and fitness?

Vitamins: A & c; folate (folic acid) and k+ (potassium); water; simple carbohydrates. Fruits differ in caloric content so can be excessively caloric if eaten in excess. As part of a balanced nutritional plan they are a great source of on-the-go sugar but can't, and shouldn't, replace the need for complex carbohydrates. ...Read more