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Doctor insights on: Ketogenic Diet Menu 500 Calorie

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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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I am on a ketosis/ketogenic diet, how can I healthly raise my calorie intake?

I am on a ketosis/ketogenic diet, how can I healthly raise my calorie intake?

Fiber, protein: I would add an extra green salad - 1-2 cups with some grilled chicken. Adding another protein bar or an apple / orange would also be. ...Read more

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Is raw papaya salad allowed on ketogenic diet?

Is raw papaya salad allowed on ketogenic diet?

Its in the Low GI: This means you concentrate on low glycemic index foods.Foods w a GI less than 55.This allows you to stay in a ketogenic state.U don't sacrifice an entire days food choices so that every item is below 55.U look at an overall meal or a days meal plan and see if the average GI of all items taken as a whole is below 55.Make smart choices and above all else exercise & drink 64 oz's of h2o/day. ...Read more

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Is metformin safe to combine with a ketogenic diet? (in a non-diabetic.)

Is metformin safe to combine with a ketogenic diet? (in a non-diabetic.)

Complicated question: With renal insufficiency, metformin can cause lactic acidosis. So on the surface, there is not a risk of ketoacidosis. But if you eliminate all carbs you may not need metformin, and an extreme ketogenic diet can cause many symptoms and metabolic derangements that i would not want to combine with metformin. Suggestion: moderation. Enough carbs to limit ketosis, and check glu daily. See your md. ...Read more

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I am on a standard ketogenic diet, is this the best diet for an endomorph to lose weight? Im also involved in hiit cardio 5x week.

I am on a standard ketogenic diet, is this the best diet for an endomorph to lose weight?  Im also involved in hiit cardio 5x week.

Round person: The ketogenic diet is high in fat and low in carbohydrate. There is much debate as to how healthy this diet truly is. I have seen patients have temporary success with this diet only to gain weight back when they resume a normal diet. I personally think the best way to lose weight for good is to eat smaller portion sizes and maintain an active lifestyle. ...Read more

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Will ketogenic diet lower igf-1?

Will ketogenic diet lower igf-1?

No: It won't do that, it'll just dehydrate you. Why would you want to do that? ...Read more

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Is a ketogenic diet able to turn around ckd?

Is a ketogenic diet able to turn around ckd?

Kidney Quandary: Unfortunately, the answer is no. One of the problems in chronic kidney disease is the inability to handle metabolic stress in the system. If you preferentially burn fat at the cost of little or no carbohydrate intake, you create ketones as a by-product of metabolism. This can cause significant stress on the liver and kidneys and it won't turn around ckd but may in fact make it worse. ...Read more

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How can I deal with being epileptic anf does the ketogenic diet work in adults?

How can I deal with being epileptic anf does the ketogenic diet work in adults?

Possibly: The ketogenic diet can be helpful for some people with epilepsy. You should discuss this with your neurologist. Don't try it on your own. It should be done with close supervision and specific instructions. ...Read more

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Low fat low carb ketogenic diet for person with high bilirubin?

Let's talk: If your only finding on chemical profile is a consistently high indirect bilirubin and you feel fine, you almost certainly have gilbert's and this is a non-problem that you should not try to address. If consistently high indirect, dubin-johnson is likely, same advice. If you have high bilirubin from an identified or unidentified illness, get with your physician before you try this diet. ...Read more

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Is it safe for an adult use ketogenic diet for treating epilepsy?

Not useful: Although children with difficult to control epilepsies do respond, most adults do not. Furthermore the diet is rather tough to tolerate in adults, as it can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, and could cause chemical imbalances and cardiovascular problems. Best to avoid. ...Read more

Calorie (Definition)

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