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6yr remission autoimmune hepatitis. Post rai hypothyroidism. Safe for me to go on low calorie diet? My BMI is 37.5!

6yr remission autoimmune hepatitis. Post rai hypothyroidism. Safe for me to go on low calorie diet? My BMI is 37.5!

Yes with guidance: You need to work with your physician to be sure the safest approach. Your bmi indicates that you are obese, and i understand your incentive. Your physician will be able to advise you about your restriction and could even send you to a hepatologist.: an expert in liver disease. Your thyroid therapy should be fairly straightforward. ...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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Is there a best low calorie diet?

Is there a best low calorie diet?

Depends: The diet you choose to follow really will not matter; it is your commitment to it will make the biggest difference! regardless of what you opt to follow; drink 8 glasses of water/day; limit your portion sizes to a salad plate; and try 20-30 minutes of some sort of exercise a day. Best of luck! you can do it! ...Read more

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Are potatoes good for a low calorie diet?

Are potatoes good for a low calorie diet?

It's all relative.: For very low calorie diets, potatoes are relatively high calorie [1 cup of diced potato is 55 calories] compared to 1 serving of turnips or even better deal cooked radishes/daikon. But potatoes are a good deal compared to 1/2 cup of white rice [120 calories], 1 cup of noodles, bread or bagels. So it depends on how low you're trying to go. ...Read more

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What are the types of beans to eat for a low calorie diet?

What are the types of beans to eat for a low calorie diet?

Any kind: Beans in general are excellent food. They are very high in fiber, have a high quality protein, and are low in fat. They are an excellent part of a balanced diet. My personal favorite is black beans! ...Read more

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How is being on a low-calorie diet different from being anorexic?

How is being on a low-calorie diet different from being anorexic?

Anorexia = illness: Being on a low calorie diet = being on a diet that is low in calories. Anorexia nervosa = believing that one's body is abnormal contrary to perceptions of others (example: someone who is very thin insisting that he/she is too fat); obsessing about possibility of weight gain; insisting on being underweight, even if it is affecting his/her health severely. It can be a life-threatening illness. ...Read more

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Can a low calorie diet affect your period?

Yes: A consistently low calorie diet leading to significant and/or rapid weight loss can cause the body's hormonal balance to become disrupted. It is not uncommon for someone who is significantly underweight or who has lost weight very rapidly to experience amenorrhea, or the absence of menstruation. ...Read more

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Can eating a low calorie diet effect your period?

Can eating a low calorie diet effect your period?

Menstrual cycle: Yes. Anorexia is a cause of abnormal period, very low calorie diet might cause the same symptoms. Please consult a dietitian before doing a low calorie regimen. ...Read more

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Can a low calorie diet can slow down weight loss?

Can a low calorie diet can slow down weight loss?

Low calorie diet: Low calorie diets are 800-1000cal/day with small meals every 2-3 hours r very effective. People consuming fewer than this may decrease their resting metabolism rate over time since too few calories appears like starvation, causing the body to slow its metabolism rate. Weight loss centers measure resting metabolism rate to help develop a program right for your metabolism & monitor muscle loss. ...Read more

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How are low-carbs diet vs low-calorie diet different?

How are low-carbs diet vs low-calorie diet different?

Protein: Low carbohydrate diets tend to emphasize higher amounts of protein to get into 'ketosis' (not the same as keto-acidosis). This is a 'fat-burning' state. Low carb diets must be low-calorie as well, however, to work. Low calorie-diets alone simply lower overall calorie intake but those calories could be in the form of carbohydrates, protein or fat. ...Read more

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Can a very low calorie diet allow you to maintain lean mass?

Can a very low calorie diet  allow you to maintain lean mass?

If moderate exercise: If one does some mild or moderate exercise, for 30-40 minutes, 3-4 times a week, she will likely stimulate his muscles enough to maintain them. On a "very low" calorie diet, she can get into trouble if the calories are too few (his body may break down muscle for fuel). Thus, "very low" calorie diets should be adjusted into "moderately low" calorie diets, which also have better long-term success. ...Read more

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Is it advisable to be on low calorie diet while breastfeeding?

Is it advisable to be on low calorie diet while breastfeeding?

No: Breastfeeding requires many nutrients & burns a lot of calories. In order to produce an adequate supply of milk the body needs a good supply of nutrients & energy. Instead of counting calories new moms should focus on consuming a balanced diet rich in whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and lean meats. An extra 500 calories/day over typical requirements is recommended during breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent weight gain after a very low calorie diet?

Is there a way to prevent weight gain after a very low calorie diet?

Yes: Weight gain can be prevented or overcome by a permanent change in lifestyle and in personal outlook. If a person eats fewer calories than he needs to live on each day, his body will use the stored fuel (fat). If a person exercises more than he did before, but does not start eating more calories, then his body will use up the fat (stored fuel). Easier said than done, but definitely possible to do. ...Read more

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What is a good pre-workout snack while you are on a low calorie diet?

What is a good pre-workout snack while you are on a low calorie diet?

A bit o'carbs: Choose something like a granola bar to provide your body with some carbs for the workout. Grain cereals like grape nuts, a whole grain bagel or a banana are other good choices. Not a large amount though right before your workout because it will be sloshing around in your stomach and also it will draw too much blood to your gut rather than to your muscles for the workout. ...Read more

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How much weight loss you can have on 2 months of very low calorie diet?

How much weight loss you can have on 2 months of very low calorie diet?

It depends: On your height, weight, sex, age and metabolic rate. On average a young male on a very low calorie diet (800 kcal/day) can lose up to 4-5 lbs. In a week (female 2-3 lbs./week). The heavier the start weight, the more the weight loss, unless an underlying disease like low thyroid function is in place. With intense exercise (cardio and weights) the weight loss can be more obviously. ...Read more

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Can you suggest how to get constipation relief when on a low calorie diet?

Can you suggest how to get constipation relief when on a low calorie diet?

Low calorie: Has little to do with constipation. Your fluid intake is critical. Drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily, more if you exercise or fly in planes. ...Read more

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Any advice? I have been on a low calorie diet and haven't gotten my monthly period yet?

Any advice? I have been on a low calorie diet and haven't gotten my monthly period yet?

Might be due to low: calories. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are there things i can do to prevent weight gain after being on a super-low calorie diet?

Are there things i can do to prevent weight gain after being on a super-low calorie diet?

Very easy.: While eating, when you realize that you can eat 5 more bites, stop. Wigh yourself in similar clothes, same time once a week and make a chart. See that you dont gain weight weekly. ...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


Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more