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How can I get constipation relieved when on a low calorie diet?

How can I get constipation relieved when on a low calorie diet?

Fiber/fluids: Low calorie diet should include high fiber meals and you need to drink 80-100 ounces of noncafeinated, non alcoholic fluid daily. Calories have nothing to do with constipation. ...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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Can you suggest how to get constipation relief when on a low calorie diet?

Can you suggest how to get constipation relief when on a low calorie diet?

Low calorie: Has little to do with constipation. Your fluid intake is critical. Drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily, more if you exercise or fly in planes. ...Read more

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If I go on a low low calorie diet while I breast feed, is my baby not going to get enough vitamins?

If I go on a low low calorie diet while I breast feed, is my baby not going to get enough vitamins?

Maybe but maybe not: If you restrict calories but still maintain a balanced diet, your baby will be fine. Reduce the sugars you take in but not the fruits and vegetables. Be sure to keep on water though. If you are dehydrated at all you will make less milk. But calories doesn't equal vitamins. Good luck! ...Read more

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While on a low calorie diet, where does the fat go?

Low Calorie Diets: When you are on a low calorie diet, there is a deficit of daily calories, so that the additional calories required to keep you going are drained from the body's stored form of energy (calories), the fat which is contained in fat cells. ...Read more

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What should I do to shed weight on a low calorie diet?

What should I do to shed weight on a low calorie diet?

Persevere with it: It is a long term goal which requires persistence with your good eating behavior. It will slowly give you the results you want but be pateint and aim to lose about 1 pound each week or over 2 weeks. Add regular exercise to your low calorie eating, you will see better results from the combined efforts. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I keep and gain muscle on a low calorie diet?

Can  I keep and gain muscle on a low calorie diet?

Probably not: It wold depend on the amount of protein you consume and how much you work out to develop and keep the muscles. Low calorie diets may not supply the anount of carbs, protein and fat you will need to maintain. It would depend on your height and weight and age. I would be very careful, work with a reputable sports trainer, sports medicine doctor and reputable nutritionist. Danger! will robinson! ...Read more

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What is the best type of seafood to include on a low calorie diet?

What is the best type of seafood to include on a low calorie diet?

Salmon for dieters: One of the best foods from the sea is wild salmon as it is one of the few foods that also provides essential fatty acids e.g. Omega 3 oil along with excellent protein. ...Read more

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Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more