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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How low is low?: Seems to me that exercising 4-5hr/d is a bit excessive. You only need 30min or so to improve your health. As for low calorie diet, it depends upon how low is low. More importantly, what kind of calories are you consuming? Healthy or junk? Processed or otherwise? What's your goal w/this extreme approach? Discuss your concerns, plans & goals w/your family doc who knows most about you & your health. ...Read more
Medically supervised very low calorie diet (800 calories). Ok to exercise. Principle of ketosis. Burn about 400 cal/day/hr monitor. Safe?
No safe shortcuts: This type of diet often makes the body angry, decreasing calories too much too quickly will send your body into starvation mode. Less calories = weight loss, but your body will become more efficient at holding onto calories, so you will gain the weight back and then some later on. Weight watchers is the safest and most consistent in my experience with thousands of people. ...Read more
If i carbo load for two days then stick to a low calorie diet for two weeks and repeat the process, will it help me lose weight?
No: Carbohydrate loading will never cause weight loss. ...Read more
Not for young kids: Obese young children who are still growing in height can stay on a low (not extremely low) calorie balanced diet. They should lose enough weight to drop down from the "severely obese" BMI range, into the "obese" range. Then, they can take advantage of their height growth combined with moderate caloric restriction, to gradually drop into the "normal" BMI range over a 1-2 year period. Exercise too! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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I am newly diabetic age 29, committed to schedule a low-calorie diet and exercise eight hours a week, A1c month ago was 7.2 and the FBS 103, RBS 117.
The doctor gave me medicine Galvus-met 50-850 twice a day
My question is, Is it pos
Need a consult: It looks like your question is a request for a personal consult with advice for your specific situation. For complicated personal questions, you may need to request either an inbox consult or a live consult with one of the doctors to get your answer — or rephrase your question to fit within the space allowed. ...Read more
I have been on phentermine for 3 weeks with a low calorie diet of 1200-1500 calories a day. I have only lost 5lbs. Is this normal?
I recommend: A drug free way, increase your aerobic activity and be patient, it may take many weeks. ...Read more
116 lbs overweight. Started high protein/fiber, low calorie diet. Eating more than usual but less calories and fat. Lost 3.4 lbs in 3 days. Ok? Eating1300-1400 calories per day. Never hungry for more
Congratulations: Congratulations on attempting to lose weight! the problem with diets is that they are sometimes unsustainable. If you are eating 1300 calories per day and are not hungry this is a sign that you were maybe overeating before. The best solution is to make long term lifestyle changes. Losing a pound a day may be too much, a more realistic goal is 2-4 lbs per week. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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