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Is it possible for dieting to be fun?

Is it possible for dieting to be fun?

Fun and diet: It is possible and very desirable to have a healthy life style and diet and have it be fun. If it is drugery then one eventually breaks off the life style to return to something more satisfying. ...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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Is it possible to be anorexic but toned?

Is it possible to be anorexic but toned?

Not usually: The starvation regimen of most with anorexia nervosa is of such severity that the body catabolises ("eats") its own muscles as well as fat for caloriic and protein requirements. It is highly unlikely that a true anorectic could retain muscle mass enough to be "toned". However there is a spectrum of eating disorders and an anorectic may pass through a stage of appearing "toned" while starving. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be healthy and obese?

Is it possible to be healthy and obese?

No: Obesity is defined as a body mass index grater then 30. Although it is possible to be obese and not have underlying medical problems like diabetes and hypertension, it is not healthy. Excessive weight often leads to several types of medical problems. Even if you have no medical problems now, long-term you have a much higher risk of developing them compared to someone who's weight is normal. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be addicted to food?

Is it possible to be addicted to food?

Absolutely: You can be addicted to anything. If you find that this concerns you, please contact an addiction specialist or a counselor to discuss your feelings and concerns. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible for my baby to be overweight?

Is it possible for my baby to be overweight?

Yes: I have seen six month old babies who are obese - if mom responds every time a baby cries, with a bottle, The baby can become obese. Have your doctor check the height and weight for age, and calculate how many calories the baby needs and is getting. ...Read more

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Dieting is exhausting for me. Would it be okay to stay obese?

You'll be more: Sick, 'exhausted' from not treating obesity than spending energy to treat it because you'll be at risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attacks, stroke sleep apnea, severe arthritis don't be in denial. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be too old to get braces?

Is it possible to be too old to get braces?

You're never too old: A full 1/3 of all orthodontic patients today are adults. A qualified orthodontist will work with your family dentist to assure the best possible platform on which to do restorative treatment. Braces straighten teeth so that they not only look better, but are easier to care for, have better bone support, and have less wear. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a preemie to not be behind (emotionally, socially, physically)?

Is it possible for a preemie to not be behind (emotionally, socially, physically)?

Yes: Development in infants follows a similar sequence reguardless of prematurity. I have seen many 34+ wk premi's match the talents of term infants. As you go earlier, it is less likely. I find it more important to monitor progress thru skill sets with the aid of early childhood professionals. They can find areas of where a bit of help can give your child a chance to catch up. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be addicted to diet coke?

Is it possible to be addicted to diet coke?

Yes: Addiction is the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma. ...Read more

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Is it possible for tornadoes be harmful to your health?

Is it possible for tornadoes be harmful to your health?

Yes: Only if a flying object strikes you. Or winds force you abruptly into another object. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have bdd and be pretty?

Is it possible to have bdd and be pretty?

Yes: With body dysmorphic disorder the person's perception of their body or a part of their body does not match up with reality. ...Read more

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Is it possible for smokers to still be fit?

Is it possible for smokers to still be fit?

Health limitation.: Smokers can still exercise, eat healthy, sleep well and live a fairly stress-free life. However, smoking will always be at least a limitation to your fitness potential, and at the most smoking will cause you great illness despite your other health efforts. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be anorexic even though my weight is average?

Is it possible to be anorexic even though my weight is average?

It's a mindset: While the majority of people with anorexia will be underweight, some to dangerous degrees, anorexia is more about the mindset that one's actual body weight. The mindset results in the underweight state. So yes, you could think anorexic without actually being physically underweight. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be healthy and fit if one has vitiligo?

Is it possible to be healthy and fit if one has vitiligo?

YES: Vitiligo is a skin condition in which there is a loss of brown color (pigment) from areas of skin, resulting in irregular white patches that feel like normal skin. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be shy/quiet and have adhd?

Is it possible to be shy/quiet and have adhd?

Sure: You don't have to be an outgoing person to have ADHD. The feelings of internal restlessness and impulsiveness should be recognizable though. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to exercise?

Is it possible to be allergic to exercise?

Allergy: No, but exercise does increase blood flow and histamine, so skin rashes can appear more readily with exercise. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to be very allergic to passion fruit?

Is it possible for me to be very allergic to passion fruit?

Possbible: Anyone can be allergic to any food. The most common food allergies are egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, treenuts, and shellfish/fish. If one suspects a food allergy then proper evaluation needs to be performed. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an overweight person to do gymnastics?

Is it possible for an overweight person to do gymnastics?

Exercise: Possible yes but prudence dictates getting medical clearance and training carefully and appropriately. Whether its ago of idea is an individual question. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be addicted to food and eating?

Is it possible to be addicted to food and eating?

Sort of.: Sometimes, unhealthy eating is driven by abnormal brain responses to certain foods that result in pleasure and create cravings to experience that again. (the same process that creates addiction to alcohol, heroin, gambling, etc.) strictly avoiding sweets or other calorie dense foods for even a few days can lessen these cravings to a manageable level. Exercise can do the same. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to exercise with typhoid?

Is it possible for you to exercise with typhoid?

Typhoid???: If you really had typhoid, you wouldn't be asking that question, because you'd be in no mood for exercise. But you live in the bronx, and you don't have typhoid. ...Read more