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What should keep me motivated on my diet?

What should keep me motivated on my diet?

Call in backup: When sticking to a healthy diet or exercise plan, it's always important to enlist the support of your family and friends. It's impossible to create meaningful diet change without changing what food is purchased and how food is prepared where you live. Make goals with your family and friends, and keep each other in check! best of luck to you! ...Read more

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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How can I keep myself from cheating on my diet this week?

How can I keep myself from cheating on my diet this week?

Try a food log: One thing we have our bariatric patients do is keep a food diary. But in order for it to work most effectively you write down everything you eat before you actually eat. In other words as you are preparing it. We have found that this helps people think more about their food intake and help prevent 'cheating'. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if i continue cheating on my diet! help!?

What to do if i continue cheating on my diet! help!?

For a healthy diet,: Check out www.Drmcdougall.Com and www.Nutritionfacts.Org. Both doctors cite lots of research evidence for a low-fat, plant-based diet for good health. To incr motivation, list reasons to diet, rate motivation for each reason (0-10), build confidence by listing personal successes overcoming challenges, and work with supportive people & knowledgeable professionals. Explore "payoff" for cheating. ...Read more

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Im on healthy diet but I have finals too. What should I eat to keep losing weight and boost my brain?

Im on healthy diet but I have finals too. What should I eat to keep losing weight and boost my brain?

The theanine in: tea can help you relax and keep you focused. It does contain some caffeine so you might want to limit your green tea to 2- 3 cups daily. If you want green tea benefits beyond that you can take EGCG capsules which contain the beneficial ingredient in green tea. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What do I do to get myself on a good healthy diet and stay on it?

What do I do to get myself on a good healthy diet and stay on it?

Small changes: Small changes over time. It may take 21 days to form a habit. Start with adding more fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet. Then procede to whole grain products, lastly, try to decrease fat intake especially saturated fats by choosing less meat and fish twice a week. Thats a great start and should be managable. ...Read more

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I am 490 pounds and I am going to go on a low carb diet. How low should I start my carbs on my diet & what's my daily recommended intake for fat loss?

I am 490 pounds and I am going to go on a low carb diet. How low should I start my carbs on my diet & what's my daily recommended intake for fat loss?

Expert: At that weight i would recommend you consult a bariatric physician and good nutritionist. The information you will get on line is going to be varied, confusing and not personal. You need personal, direct and specific counsel. I applaud your decision and wish you the best! keep at it! ...Read more

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How can I stop borborygmi? I've changed my diet by watching what I eat and staying off starchy carbohydrates. But the noise continues on! help!

How can I stop borborygmi? I've changed my diet by watching what I eat and staying off starchy carbohydrates. But the noise continues on! help!

Borborygmi: Borborygmi are very loud bowel sounds produced by the normal peristalsis of food in the digestive tract. These sounds can be accentuated either by swallowing a lot of air (e.g., people who sigh a lot) or by a diet with a lot of fiber, which stimulates the bowels. Try analyzing the amount of fiber in your diet. You could also try the otc product called "beano" which helps with gas-related symptoms. ...Read more

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Any tips for eating healthy and fasting for lent? I plan on giving up processed sugars and praying when craving but i need help on what to eat.

Any tips for eating healthy and fasting for lent? I plan on giving up processed sugars and praying when craving but i need help on what to eat.

Try avoiding GMO's!: The us food supply is widely permeated with gmo's (genetically modified foods) that are likely very harmful to our health. Over 80% of processed foods contain gmo's! for lent why not only eat foods created by god and avoid those engineered by man? Also avoid foods with synthetic chemicals and pesticides. To do this you need to eat primarily organic foods. See http://bit.Ly/19xax7e for details. ...Read more

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What foods should I for sure stay away from on my reducing diet?

What foods should I for sure stay away from on my reducing diet?

Calories: The best way to diet - it is about calories in vs calories out. Reduce your intake of calories and increase the number you burn. It will also have you eat healthier and be able to maintain your new weight without sliding backwards to weight increase. ...Read more

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Can you take phenteremine to control appetite while on Crohn's? On before to help avoid over eating and it helped with my healthy diet.

Can you take phenteremine to control appetite while on Crohn's? On before to help avoid over eating and it helped with my healthy diet.

Yes, if: A major study published this year recommends addition of a weight-loss drug including phentermine to weight-loss regimens for people who are not able to maintain weight loss with healthy eating and exercise alone. If there is no family history of glaucoma and you have controlled hypertension it is OK, unless there is a drug interaction with any medicine you may be taking. you must check. ...Read more

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I wanna use a diet pill to help me lose weight and control my hunger. Do they work?

I wanna use a diet pill to help me lose weight and control my hunger. Do they work?

Yes, with a plan: Diet pills do work to decrease your appetite, resulting in less food eaten and weight loss. However, you must do a weight loss plan at the same time. Otherwise, without a change in your habits, the weight is going to just come back on. We offer medically supervised programs in our office to make sure you get on the right weight loss and weight management plan. ...Read more

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I want to stop taking my diet pills. How can I stop without gaining the weight back? Not at goal weight, but I do exercise at a gym and keep food diary

I want to stop taking my diet pills. How can I stop without gaining the weight back? Not at goal weight, but I do exercise at a gym and keep food diary

Discuss this with Dr: Tell your doctor you'd like to stop and follow the recommended plan for doing so. Ask for or find a good nutrition plan for your particular needs and continue the exercise. It might require patience, but you can do it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Lost my inspiration to eat healthy and i need help. Any advice on how to find my motivation again?

Lost my inspiration to eat healthy and i need help. Any advice on how to find my motivation again?

Focus: Focus on why you did in the past. Think about energetic you feel eating healthy. Think about why wouldn't you do any more. Think about what happens to the person who eats poorly. ...Read more

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My personal trainer told me to cut carbs including fruit to lose weight. I thought fruits would help with weight loss. Do i cut them out of my diet?

Fruit, carbs, weight: Fruit contains the sugar fructose. It promotes Insulin secretion. Insulin is a fat storage hormone. Fruit is counterproductive to wt. Loss. Most important issue for wt. Loss is avoiding sweets and starches. Avoidance will keep Insulin low and allow fat burning. Eat modest protein and lots of green veggies. Exercise. Never enough space in these boxes for me to tell whole story. Good luck. ...Read more

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Trying to lose weight I am 130lbs over healthy. I diet and excercise daily and want to know if too much exercise can bring back my migraines?

Trying to lose weight I am 130lbs over healthy. I diet and excercise daily and want to know if too much exercise can bring back my migraines?

It should not: It depends on what you mean by too much exercise. Regular exercise, either cardio or weight training, if you breath properly and do not hold your breath and strain (valsalva) should not cause a recurrence of migraines. If, however, you exercise to the point of chronic fatigue or overuse, you could develop headaches. ...Read more