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Doctor insights on: How To Get Started On The Paleo Diet

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Whats the best way to start my diet without taking and diet pills?

Whats the best way to start my diet without taking and diet pills?

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 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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What to eat on the take off diet?

What to eat on the take off diet?

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

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Need advice on what is the the best things to eat & drink when on a diet?

Need advice on what is the the best things to eat & drink when on a diet?

Food choices: Love eating? Pick food that are very low caloric density, ie fruits veggies and salads, and lots of water. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Will going on a gluten-free diet improve my health?

Will going on a gluten-free diet improve my health?

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 more

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Vegetarian diet: how to get the best nutrition out of your food?

Vegetarian diet: how to get the best nutrition out of your food?

Variety: Trying to a eat a variety of foods grown from a variety of crops. Try eating all the colors. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Water: There's mounting evidence that diet drinks may mess with your body's ability to tell real sweet from fake sweet, causing Insulin to rise, blood sugar to drop, then appetite to increase. Water and breast milk are the only 2 things we were originally designed to drink. ...Read more

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Please suggest what food has carbs and how come people go on a carb diet?

Please suggest what food has carbs and how come people go on a carb diet?

Almost everything: Many different foods contain carbs, like potatoes, breads, pasta. People go on a low carb diet in order to lose weight since carbohydrates have lots of calories. ...Read more

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How can I motivate myself to stay on my diet and get healthy?

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

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Can i get sick on the hCG diet?

Yes: The diet often recommended with HCG injections is very restrictive, and people often will not feel well. Unfortunately HCG has not been shown helpful for losing weight. I can't recommend it. ...Read more

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What might I do to go on a vegan diet and still get all the nutrients i need?

What might I do to go on a vegan diet and still get all the nutrients i need?

Educate yourself: Check these sites for vegan info, diet & recipes: http://www.provegan.info/eng/vegan/, https://www.vegansociety.com/, www.vegan.com/, www.chooseveg.com/?, www.peta.org/recipes/ ...Read more

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How can I start the paleo diet (caveman diet)?

How can I start the paleo diet (caveman diet)?

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

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Can you let me know how many grams of fat should I have on Atkins diet and when will i start seeing results?

Can you let me know how many grams of fat should I have on Atkins diet and when will i start seeing results?

Avoid Atkins: Don't use any diet with a name on it. Just learn how to eat less of a well balanced food intake and exercise more. See a good registered dietitian. Programs like weight watchers can offer good support. ...Read more

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How to not go crazy on a healthy diet?

How to not go crazy on a healthy diet?

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

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How long can you stay on the brat 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

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What's the best way to start getting healthy and in shape. And any advice on staying motivated :-)?

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