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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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How safe is to drink 2 gallons a water a day while on a low calorie diet?

How safe is to drink 2 gallons a water a day while on a low calorie diet?

Water intake: Not really safe. You need roughly 64 ounces of fluid a day. 2 gallons of water is 256 ounces of fluid, not only that, it is free water rather than balanced electrolytes. The net effect will be that you will eventually become hyponatremic and that can cause you all sorts of problems. You could probably do a gallon and still be okay. 2 is pushing it. ...Read more

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When on a low calorie diet how often should calories be increased to maintain my metabolic rate and by how much?

When on a low calorie diet how often should calories be increased to maintain my metabolic rate and by how much?

Won't affect: Metabolic rate. That is determined by genetics, exercise, thyroid level, etc. Not by dietary intake. It's 3500 calories to gain or lose a pound. Metabolic rate only affects how rapidly you can change. ...Read more

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How much time will take to lose weight on a low calorie diet?

Difficult: Low-carb diet is likely to promote weight loss, at least at first, but risky. Weight loss may or may not continue long term, depending on your commitment to following the eating plan. If you abandon the low-carb diet and return to your former eating habits, you may regain any lost weight. ...Read more

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How is being on a low-calorie diet different from being anorexic?

How is being on a low-calorie diet different from being anorexic?

Anorexia = illness: Being on a low calorie diet = being on a diet that is low in calories. Anorexia nervosa = believing that one's body is abnormal contrary to perceptions of others (example: someone who is very thin insisting that he/she is too fat); obsessing about possibility of weight gain; insisting on being underweight, even if it is affecting his/her health severely. It can be a life-threatening illness. ...Read more

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Is there any reason why i gain weight very easily now even on a low calorie diet as about 3 to 4 years ago i would eat more & not gain weight at all??

Is there any reason why i gain weight very easily now even on a low calorie diet as about 3 to 4 years ago i would eat more & not gain weight at all??

Don't starve urself : If u don't eat too often and wait too many hours to eat the body will store what it can into lipids=fat cells because it feels it should hibernate. If u eat every 2-3 hours the body feels it needs to burn off the food. Other aspects to consider are u'r thyroid, sex hormones like estrogen or Progesterone or even testosterone-but they would also come with unusual hair in areas u may not have had. ...Read more

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What is a good pre-workout snack while you are on a low calorie diet?

What is a good pre-workout snack while you are on a low calorie diet?

A bit o'carbs: Choose something like a granola bar to provide your body with some carbs for the workout. Grain cereals like grape nuts, a whole grain bagel or a banana are other good choices. Not a large amount though right before your workout because it will be sloshing around in your stomach and also it will draw too much blood to your gut rather than to your muscles for the workout. ...Read more

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Any advice? I have been on a low calorie diet and haven't gotten my monthly period yet?

Any advice? I have been on a low calorie diet and haven't gotten my monthly period yet?

Might be due to low: calories. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Might going on a low calorie diet for 30 days cause rapid weight re-gain after eating again?

Yes: With crash dieting, it is very difficult to keep weight down. You have to be physically and emotionally ready to loose weight and keep it down. So loose weight slowly. ...Read more

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How should I work up in calories after a low calorie diet? I've been on a low calorie diet for about 5 weeks now. I'm 19 and a freshman in college. I put on 20 lbs first semester and have lost all of it. I was eating approximately 800 calories a day and w

How should I work up in calories after a low calorie diet? I've been on a low calorie diet for about 5 weeks now. I'm 19 and a freshman in college. I put on 20 lbs first semester and have lost all of it. I was eating approximately 800 calories a day and w

In : In general, slow transitions work best. Gained weight comes from consuming more calories than you burn. Some people burn more calories than others at a baseline (normal activity), others gain weight very easily - this baseline of calories burned will slowly decrease through almost everyone's lifetime. As you increase your calories, monitor your weight and note the time you commit to exercise each day or week. If you start gaining, either increase your exercise intensity or eat healthier foods with less fat and sugar. Not all exercise is equal, shorter durations of high intensity exercise is much better than a leisurely walk or sitting on a stationary bike and reading a book, however any degree of exercise is better than nothing. Don j peterson md cosmeticsurgicalarts.Com. ...Read more

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Should i be eating muffins on a low calorie diet?

Should i be eating muffins on a low calorie diet?

Muffins HiCarb,↓Loss: What are your goals? Calories are units of heat to warm h20 as measured in a calorimeter, not by eating & routinely guessed for ?$, per usual practices. Study: wikipedia.Org/calorimeter, nusi.Org, lustig, taubes, attia, enig, dietdoctor, videos: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, sugar the bitter truth, science for smart people, big fat fiasco, why we get fat & my answers on healthtap. ...Read more

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


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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more