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How does diet affect your metabolism?

How does diet affect your metabolism?

Numerous ways: Your metabolism can be affected by your diet in many ways. A poor or imbalanced diet can slow your metabolism by not providing your body with all the necessary nutrients to function. A diet high in processed foods can be more difficult to digest, taking more energy and thus affecting your metabolism. Finally, fasting or skipping meals will slow metabolism as your body tries to conserve energy. ...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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I train hard 5 days a week for more than 3 hours and on diet as well but I don't seem to be losing that much weight and my metabolism is so low..help?

I train hard 5 days a week for more than 3 hours and on diet as well but I don't seem to be losing that much weight and my metabolism is so low..help?

Losing weight : Combination of low calorie diet and regular exercise is the best way to lose weight , you may wanna consider even a more strict diet ... Alternative is HCG injections that you can look into ... ...Read more

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What can I do to boost my metabolism without pills or weird diet drinks?

What can I do to boost my metabolism without pills or weird diet drinks?

Diet exercise: The best way to boost your metabolism is to follow a low-carb, higher lean protein diet in the form of three meals and 2 to 3 snacks. Also adding daily exercise such as walking, running, hiking yoga, spinning or pilates and circuit training will definitely boost your metabolism. ...Read more

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At what age does a woman's metabolism start slowing down (aside from factors like physical activity, diet, etc.)?

At what age does a woman's metabolism start slowing down (aside from factors like physical activity, diet, etc.)?

Let try to explain: Metabolism is the name for the process your body uses to convert the food you eat into energy. The energy your body does not use is stored as fat. Many people believe that this process slows as you age, causing weight gain. However, this is a misconception, since your metabolism is more directly related to your level of activity throughout your life. ...Read more

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Will Slimfast diet slow my metabolism?

Will Slimfast diet slow my metabolism?

Possibly: If you do not take enough calories, your metabolism may slow down over time because your body feels it is starving. The body's reaction to starvation mode is to slow down the metabolism. Try to reduce your calorie intake to lose weight but not too drastically as to cause your body's metabolism to slow down. Consult a nutrition professional for more help. Best of health to you ...Read more

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What major diet changes can alter cellular metabolism?

What major diet changes can alter cellular metabolism?

Any and all: Since you "are what you eat" and you are made of cells that have metabolic activity andy major diet changes will affect cellular metabolism. For example - fried foods are oxidized toxins that will interfere with the ability of your mitochondria to make cellular energy. A high carb, high sugar diet will cause suppresion of thyoid function and Insulin resistance which will also impair metabolism. ...Read more

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Is the 13 day metabolism diet advisable if you want to lose weight?

Lose weight: Weight should be decreased slowly - perhaps 2 pounds a month. That's 2 4 pounds a year - plenty of time for new clothing. Online there are many articles related to diet. My favorite is "NuVal". Don't forget to exercise. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight however I am limited in physical exercise, how could i increase my metabolism and what kind of diet should I go for?

I want to lose weight however I am limited in physical exercise, how could i increase my metabolism and what kind of diet should I go for?

Calorie reduction: Despite numerous health and weight loss benefits to exercise, the bulk of the weight loss plan still has to fall on caloric reduction. One has to run many miles to burn off 3500 calories (1pound)! learning how to reduce calories involves education and discipline. Avoid missing meals because you are likely to binge later on high calorie and carb rich meals. Low calorie frequent meals work best. ...Read more

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Hi Dr. I just started Keto diet this week. I was wondering if I can eat papaya. I have a very bad metabolism and that's the only thing that helps me?

Hi Dr. I just started Keto diet this week. I was wondering if I can eat papaya. I have a very bad metabolism and that's the only thing that helps me?

1 fruit 12g Glucose: 1 fruit 157 gram has 12 g glucose so will stop ketosis Would have to eat only 1/5 of fruit two or three times daily to maintain under 10 grams of carbohydrate to maintain ketosis going well Or use Papaya enzyme tablets ...Read more

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Why is it than when i diet and exercise i gain weight and never loose a pound. Is there any recommendations on what i can do to boost my metabolism?

Strength training!: You are - unbelievably - at age age where you'll soon start to lose muscle mass. This is sad, because muscle requires more calories just to sit there! if you build up your muscle mass through strenth training: weights, resistance exercises, resistance bands, you will build muscle and require more calories. You'll lose weight more easily - or you'll get to eat more with fewer consequences! lgromko. ...Read more

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How can I boost my metabolism without taking diet pills?

How can I boost my metabolism without taking diet pills?

Exercise: Sounds like you are interested in losing weight. Diet pills just cut your appetite for a while. But, when you don’t eat as much, your metabolism slows down. We can all make better choices in the foods we eat, but exercise will keep your metabolism up. If you are burning more calories than you are taking in, you have no choice but to lose weight. ...Read more

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Which diets are rich in protein and how can I improve my metabolism?

Low carb ketogenic : Diets are the best high-protein diets. Examples of these diets include adkins, south beach, and the dukan diet and many other high-protein low-carb diet. Following any of these diets will improve your metabolism and results in healthy fat loss from the abdominal area which is the source of diseases such as diabetes and many cancers. ...Read more

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What diet helps to increase metabolism? Also control the level of cholesterol?

Ornish + Healthy Fat: I would suggest a modified ornish plan. Dean ornish is a well proven way to stay healthy. Most people now suggest adding 20-30 g per day of "healthy fats" in the form of olive oil, nuts, fish, avocado, etc., in addition to the ornish menu. Also very important is to remember that ornish is not just a menu: the plan includes daily exercise and keeping your life 'manageable.' go for it! ...Read more

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Is a high metabolism diet safe for a 90 years old men who want to lose weight? thanks

Is a high metabolism diet safe for a 90 years old men who want to lose weight? thanks

Eat well: At 90, I'd say you can eat what you want. It's doubtful you need to lose weight. Generally, we recommend a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables. Lean protein and good fats should round it out. Your body will do the rest. ...Read more

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I want to boost my body metabolism. Is it okay to take supplement or is there any effective diet to boost body metabolism?

I want to boost my body metabolism. Is it okay to take supplement or is there any effective diet to boost body metabolism?

Frequent meals: Eating small frequent meals will boost your metabolism. The effect on digesting you food lasts longer than a big meal all at once. You keep the furnace burning. Also green tea- and caffeinated products also boost your metabolism, however, too much of them can make you jittery and unable to sleep. So use in moderation. ...Read more

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I have messed up my metabolism with trying every diet out there. 40y/o female 5'6" 200 lbs. How can I speed it back up & have energy to workout?

I have messed up my metabolism with trying every diet out there. 40y/o female 5'6" 200 lbs. How can I speed it back up & have energy to workout?

Viscious circle: You need energy to work out, but you feel too tired to exercise! start slowly. Rather than going to the gym for a spinning class, start by walking around the block. Tomorrow, try two blocks. Keep on going until you are walking a mile a day. When that becomes routine, extend it to a mile-and-a-half. If weather is an issue, know that many shopping malls open early for "mall walking." this works! ...Read more

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I take 50 mg of levothyroxine but my weight creeping up and up even with diet and excercise. Do I need to take more dose to higher my metabolism ?

I take 50 mg of levothyroxine  but my weight creeping up and up even with diet and excercise. Do I need to take more dose to higher my metabolism ?

No: Your dose of thyroid medication should be adjusted based on your lab tests. Your weight may or may not be related to your thyroid level. To loose weight you will need to burn off more calories than you take in. Take a close look at your activity level and total calorie intake. A good start is to keep intake below 1500 calories ...Read more

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What kind of diet should be consumed by patient using corticosteroids?As corticosteroids enhances metabolism of carbohydrates and protiens.

What kind of diet should be consumed by patient using corticosteroids?As corticosteroids enhances metabolism of carbohydrates and protiens.

Less processed meals: You should be consuming a natural diet low in refined or processed sugars and salt as well try to avoid high fructose corn syrup . Avoid drinking fruit juices it's more healthy to eat the whole fruit, eat more vegestables. ...Read more

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Does taking diazepam slow your metabolism with regards to diet?

Does taking diazepam slow your metabolism with regards to diet?

No, but: Diazepam and other benzodiazepines & sedatives like it do not directly affect metabolic rate. However, they can have indirect effects in some people. For example, someone who is experiencing intense, acute anxiety (as in a crisis) is likely to lose weight from appetite suppression. A sedative will alleviate the anxiety and the weight loss. ...Read more