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Doctor insights on: Losing Weight From Cutting White Flour

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Losing Weight is also known as Lose weight. Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I have changed my diet and cut out fried foods and anything with white flour and walking a mile a day does that warrant losing 3lbs a week? I did weigh 320 I am 270 now

I have changed my diet and cut out fried foods and anything with white flour and walking a mile a day does that warrant losing 3lbs a week? I did weigh 320 I am 270 now

Yes, sounds right: You are doing very well. To lose 3lb per week means you have reduce about 10, 000 cal per week or 1500 per day. So if your maintenance is 3200 cal per day (10 cal/lb), then you were only eating 1700 cal per day. Good job. ...Read more

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I haven't eaten white flour, rice, desserts and salan for 10 days but i haven't lost a kilo.. Why is that so? I'm really upset :(

I haven't eaten white flour,  rice, desserts and salan for 10 days but i haven't lost a kilo.. Why is that so?  I'm really upset :(

Weight loss: Weight gain or loss depends on a very simple rule which is calories in vs calories out. You have to look at the total calories for the day and how much you burn. Starving yourself will put your body into starvation mode where it becomes more efficient and stores any extra calories as fat. The key is to eat a balance diet at frequent intervals without skipping any meals with regular exercise. ...Read more

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Can processed foods such as, white flour, bread increase anxiety? Thanks

Can processed foods such as, white flour, bread increase anxiety? Thanks

Yes in some reports: Sugar and white flour increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity, diabetes, and high cholesterol. In addition, they may increase the risk of some cancers and most inflammatory diseases such as arthritis. They also suppress immune function, and in my experience, are one of the most common causes of fatigue, depression, anxiety, hypoglycemia, sugar or starch cravings, . ...Read more

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How can bass fried in milk, white flour, and egg yolk affect body composition?

How can  bass fried in milk, white flour, and egg yolk affect body composition?

Bake it instead: Grilled or baked fish is way less fattening than fried fish. The frying itself more than triples the calories, and they are the worst kind of calories, oxidized fat. It will not be a good food to eat if you are concerned about body composition. ...Read more

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Really bloated after pizza and tortillas. Rarely after whole grain bread baked at healthfood store. Is cause gmo or white flour?

Really bloated after pizza and tortillas. Rarely after whole grain bread baked at healthfood store. Is cause gmo or white flour?

Grains: Many people eventually develop sensitivities to grains as they get older. If you think about it, grain is grass seed and we are not ruminants. Check out the paleo diet. In two weeks, you're a new person! ...Read more

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In the past 5 days I have cut out sugar and white flour, i feel nauseous and have a headache. Is this a normal reaction? If so, what can I do to heip

In the past 5 days I have cut out sugar and white flour, i feel nauseous and have a headache. Is this a normal reaction? If so, what can I do to heip

Not normal: This is not a normal reaction to eliminating white flower. You may be having a sugar level that gets too low. Try adding back some sugar in your diet. ...Read more