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Is it better to use a veggie and healthy diet to lose weight or to use the dukan diet which is pure protein i need to lose weight?

Is it better to use a veggie and healthy diet to lose weight or to use the dukan diet which is pure protein i need to lose weight?

Advise Nutritarian : As a doctor who specializes in nutrition i advise dr. Joel furhman's nutritarian diet as a balanced long-term approach to weight loss. While a pure protein diet may help temporarily, it is unsustainable in providing sound nutrition. See http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx however, because of your ibs your diet may need to be modified to be low in fodmaps- see comment:. ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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How much protein should I eat when trying to lose weight?

How much protein should I eat when trying to lose weight?

1 gram per kilogram: Your body requires approx. 1 gram of protein per kilogram of body weight per day. Much over this may start to put some stress on your body to metabolize and break it down. That said, it is true that protein generally results in more satiety and you don't get ravenous as soon. Starches and carbohydrates can cause your glucose to rise then bottom out later, increasing hunger. ...Read more

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Im a female trying to lose weight does it matter how much or what kind of protein i use?

Im a female trying to lose weight does it matter how much or what kind of protein i use?

Food choices: Love eating? Pick food that are very low caloric density, ie fruits veggies and salads, and lots of water. Weight loss equals more calories burned than consumed. ...Read more

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Should I do ideal protein to lose weight?

Should I do ideal protein to lose weight?

Perhaps: Ideal Protein diet can help lose weight but you should get clearance from your physician prior to beginning the diet. If you have food allergies, some chronic medical conditions this may not be appropriate for you. ...Read more

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Should i take protein bars if i want to lose weight?

Should i take protein bars if i want to lose weight?

Qualified yes: If the protein bars replace a meal, and you have to watch the calorie intake. If you are a diabetic you need to be careful of the sugar intake as well. ...Read more

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Why might it be that protein rich foods helps you lose weight?

Because...: Unlike carbs or sugars they do not cause a rapid secretion of insulin, and blood sugar levels to not skyrocket and then plummet. Protein delivers a steady supply of glucose to the body as needed by conversion of Amino Acids ( the building blocks of protein) by the liver into glucose. Therefore hunger is abated. Recent evidence, just published, suggest that carbs actually make the brain hungrier! ...Read more

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When you're trying to lose weight is it better to count the fat, carb and protein?

When you're trying to lose weight is it better to count the fat, carb and protein?

Count calories: It dos not matter what the content of the food is. Weight loss depends on cutting calories. If you eat less calories than you use a day, you will lose weight (no matter what those calories are made of. A lower fat, lower protein diet means you will be able to eat more for less calories, since both proteins & fats are more calorically dense. The Mediterranean-type diet or Dean Ornish's are good ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more