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How To Get Started On The Paleo Diet
Starting: I often tell my patients to "journal" their activity and food intake. Then, if you know that you start an eating "fest' post dinner while watching tv-very typical. You change your location in the pm. Ideally, a fitness club. Other options get together with other weight-challenged friends and bring the kids --do an evening activity. "change your eating routine and location." a start. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Avoid fad diets: To lose weight, decrease calorie intake & increase exercise to burn more calories. Eat lean proteins, good fats, low glycemic fruits/ veggies/grains, low-fat dairy. Use salad plate for meals; don't heap; no seconds. 4-6 mini-meals help prevent hunger. Avoid sugary foods/drinks, especially soda pop. Avoid fried fast foods. Aim for 2-lb weight loss/wk. ...Read more
Food choices: Love eating? Pick food that are very low caloric density, ie fruits veggies and salads, and lots of water. ...Read more
I am now on a diet and some days i just want to eat aload of rubbish and most of the time i do.Any advice on how to avoid slipping back from my diet?
Dieting: Ensure that you are not dieting overly vigorously. Sometimes a healthy mean plan combined with exercise is the best option. To prevent eating a load of garbage, think about the way you will feel and how you will look if you continue on your plan towards health. Good luck. ...Read more
Only if you ...: A gluten-free diet usually offers no benefit for a healthy person. But for a truly gluten sensitive person, it will change his life. The reason? Gluten damages the small intestine leading to decreased absorption of many essential nutrients not to mention the abdominal discomfort. For a healthy person, a gluten-free diet may help reduce weight since so many temptations will be taken away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variety: Trying to a eat a variety of foods grown from a variety of crops. Try eating all the colors. ...Read more
I'm going on a diet, I need to know which diet cola is the best to help me lose weight and keep it off?
My daughter is only 16 and a bit underweight -she needs to go on the "low fodmap" diet to help her ibs. how can she lose the fat though?
Put more emotion..: Ask these questions in this sequence: 1.-what do you want? A to do list is not good, it has no emotions. 20% of your actions will give you 80% of your results. 2.-why do you wanted? Here is where the power lies. Take time to find your passion. 3.-how i can make it happen? Action plan do this and see it every day at first, then every week. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more
What?: I don't know of any health risks. ...Read more
Mark's Daily Apple: There are a lot of great sites on this topic but Mark's Daily Apple has some great articles and the recipes are really great as well. If you want a book recommendation I would recommend Gary Taubes "Why We Get Fat" first for a great foundation. Other great reads would be Grain Brain, Wheat Belly, Primal Blueprint, Deep Nutrition. Also watch Dr. Robert Lustig's Sugar: The Bitter Truth on youtube ...Read more
Can you let me know how many grams of fat should I have on Atkins diet and when will i start seeing results?
Relax it: If you've undertaken dietary restrictions that are taking away from your enjoyment of eating just because somebody told you that "it's good for you", it's time to relax the restrictions. The truth is that food choices have little to do with your staying healthy; exercise, avoiding excess calories, and getting enough micronutrients from a varied and interesting diet is much more important. ...Read more
What to do if I have been on a low carbohydrate diet for a while. How do I get back on regular diet?
BRAT HOw long!: One can stay on the brat diet for 2-3 days and if the diarrhea is not controlled after that you need to see your doctor asap. It takes the intestines 24-48 hours to heal ideally, if the diarrhea still continues there may be other reasons which need to to be addressed and treated appropriately. ...Read more
What's the best way to start getting healthy and in shape. And any advice on staying motivated :-)?
Positive thinking: Assuming you are not already physically active, confer with your pcp first; start by eating healthy, walking, expanding your physical activities, esp. Those activities you are likely to do regularly; drink alcohol with moderation, no cigarettes, avoid those who would smoke in your presence, no illicit drugs, use prescription drugs as prescribed; motivation develops from a sense of purpose. ...Read more
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