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Dr. Robert Duhaney
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Low Fat Diet (Overview)

Low fat diet prevents the gallbladder from squeezing after a fatty meal. This reduces pain from gallstones.


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How can I start a low fat diet?

How can I start a low fat diet?

Be aware of fat: Eat less fried and fatty foods. Increase your consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, eat lean meats and low fat diary products. Instead of whole milk, chose skim milk and low fat cheeses. Read labels and choose products that are less than 30% of the calories as fat, especially saturated fats. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Duhaney
255 Doctors shared insights

Low Fat Diet (Overview)

Low fat diet prevents the gallbladder from squeezing after a fatty meal. This reduces pain from gallstones.


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How exactly does a low-fat diet work?

How exactly does a low-fat diet work?

It doesn't: Most diets are simply temporary fixes to a much bigger problem. We decide to go on a diet for awhile and exercise to temporarily lose a few pounds. Let's change our thinking process. We have to make long term changes in order to attain proper long term goals...Healthy disease free living. We must get out of the temporary fixes of a diet and work on lifestyle changes that last forever. ...Read more

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Low fat diet (Tip)

A low fat diet decreases effects of the sun. ...See more

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Eating a Low-Fat Diet (Checklist)

Avoid fried foods
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Read all food labels
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Avoid foods with visible fat
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Do not eat the skin when eating poultry
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What amount will I lose on a low fat diet?

What amount will I lose on a low fat diet?

Depends: Low fat doesn't necessarily mean low calorie. In order to lose weight- your intake in calories must be less than your expenditure- Activity- helps with losing weight- cause it raises your metabolism and burns calories in the process. Consult a dietician to devise a plan if you're interested in a low fat diet. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Wright Dr. Wright
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Low fat diet (Tip)

Do eat a low fat diet and don't drink alcohol in excess. ...See more

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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Checklist)

Speak with a clinical nutritionist
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What is the health benefit of a low fat diet?

What is the health benefit of a low fat diet?

Well...: Fat gain, metabolic derangement, type ii diabetes, alzheimers to name a few. ...Read more

Dr. Tod Haller Dr. Haller
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Low fat diet (Tip)

People think you can eat as much fat-free food as you want on the low-fat diet, but that is not true. ...See more

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Eating a Low-Carb Diet (Checklist)

Read labels. Fiber, while a carb, is not digested
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Eat your vegetables!
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Try some of the many low-carb recipes online
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Substitute a low-carb, high-fiber tortilla wrap for sandwiches
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What foods should I avoid while on a low-fat diet?

What foods should I avoid while on a low-fat diet?

Suggestions:: 1) low fat dairy products are great for bone-strengthening calcium, vitamin D & other nutrients but avoid high fat versions; 2) trim meat consumption (try 1 or 2 meatless days a week to start, unless ready to go vegetarian); 3) optimize intake of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains (as tolerated). Enjoy-- ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid while on a low fat diet?

What foods should I avoid while on a low fat diet?

Fried: Avoid fried foods, many fast foods are high in fat so check online first. Ideally you want less than 30% of your calories from fat with most from unsaturated fats. Try for lean meat, poultry and fish with whole grains fruits and vegetables. Try not to add butter to your vegetables and minimizecreme sauses and soups. ...Read more

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Low fat diet (Tip)

There is no healthy substitute if you need to be on a low fat diet. ...See more

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Eating an Organic Diet (Checklist)

Read labels
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Stay away from conventionally grown food of which you don't know the source
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Research the "dirty dozen" fruits and only buy them if they are organic
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Eat grass-fed meats
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I need some help with making a low fat diet work for me?

I need some help with making a low fat diet work for me?

It doesn't: Most diets are simply temporary fixes to a much bigger problem. We decide to go on a diet for awhile and exercise to temporarily lose a few pounds. Let's change our thinking process. We have to make long term changes in order to attain proper long term goals...Healthy disease free living. We must get out of the temporary fixes of a diet and work on lifestyle changes that last forever. ...Read more

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Low fat diet (Tip)

A low fat diet increases your risk of anxiety and depression. Fats are needed for nerve function. ...See more

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Eating a Vegan Diet (Checklist)

Ask your doctor if a vegan diet is appropriate for you
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See a nutritionist to ensure that you are eating a balanced diet
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See your doctor to ensure that you are getting enough micronutrients
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Please suggest what foods should I avoid for a low fat diet?

Please suggest what foods should I avoid for a low fat diet?

Avoid animal fats: Saturated fats are bad for human health. This means avoid animal fats which come in all meats (especially red meats) and dairy products (milk, ice cream, regular yogurt and milk shakes). Use olive oil for cooking and avoid any solid fats (which means saturated fats). ...Read more

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For health reasons I have to stick to a low fat diet forever?

For health reasons I have to stick to a low fat diet forever?

Depends: Low fat diets are unhealthy if the fats are replaced by carbohydrates. However, in the presence of coronary artery disease, diets that limit saturated and trans fats have been found to be beneficial. Nonetheless, don't use simple carbs in their pka e use plant based proteins with some wild fish such as salmon for healthy omega-3 fatty acids. ...Read more

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Low fat diet (Tip)

A low fat diet may not be as helpful as a diet low in refined sugars. ...See more

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Can going on a low fat diet help me reduce my body fat percentage?

Watch carbs: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. ...Read more

Dr. Reena Gupta Dr. Gupta
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Low fat diet (Tip)

Myth: I will reduce my weight with low fat diet only. Fact: exercise is a must, with diet. ...See more

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Eating a Healthy Diet (Checklist)

Avoid fast food
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Don't drink soda
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Eat small portions
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Minimize starches and sugars
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How long could it take me to lose 30 lbs. With exercise and a low fat diet?

How long could it take me to lose 30 lbs. With exercise and a low fat diet?

Weight loss calc: I do not have enough details to give you an exact number. Their are approximately 3500 calories in one pound so you would need to have a total calorie deficit of about 100k calories which can be reached in two ways: increase your exercise activity (or duration) and by eating less. Let's say you burned up 200 calories per day and ate 200 calories less than you require to maintain weight: 262 days! ...Read more

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I'm being put on a low fat diet! I need to know what kind of foods I can and cant eat?

Paleo Diet: Paleo diet will be very beneficial. Meat chicken fish and vegtables. Try and rotate your food to avoid food allergies. Very important to keep a food diary. Choos websites are wholeaproach. Com and gutbliss. Com ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Low fat diet (Tip)

Salads with extra virgin oil dressings are a good low fat diet. ...See more

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Eating a Vegetarian Diet (Checklist)

Eat a variety of foods to get proper nutrition.
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If you don't eat milk or eggs, take vitamin B12 supplements
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How effective is the low fat diet proposed by Dean Ornish? Is there evidence to suggest it's as effective as he claims?

How effective is the low fat diet proposed by Dean Ornish? Is there evidence to suggest it's as effective as he claims?

Effective: There have been many studies documenting retardation and even reversal of atherosclerosis using the very low fat diet proposed by Dean Ornish. Here's 1 reference in a respected, peer reviewed, professional medical journal:http://jama. Jamanetwork. Com/article. Aspx? Articleid=188274 - the problem is: it's a very hard diet to follow. Only the highly motivated are successful. ...Read more

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How a low fat diet reduce fertility in women?

Weight loss: Weight loss, in process, can reduce your fertility, in an unpredictable way. I do not believe the source of calories is the important issue. ...Read more

Dr. Harold Peltan Dr. Peltan
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Low fat diet (Tip)

It is possible to gain fat while on a low fat diet if you eat too many quick burn carbs. ...See more

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Eating a High Protein Diet (Checklist)

Balance diet with lots of greens, vegetables, & hydrate adequately
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What's a healty low fat diet for a 20 year old?

There isn't one: Low fat diets are a big mistake. They will kill you. ...Read more

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Need suggestion for low fat diet and skin care?

Need suggestion for low fat diet and skin care?

Pangea Organics: I recommend pangea organics. They have excellent product for sensitive skin including the egyptian calendula with blood orange facial cleanser, french rosemary with sweet orange facial toner, and italian red mandarin with rose facial cream. These offer carefully selected bio available ingredients that provide superior hydration in addition to anti aging, antioxidant, smoothing ; calming benefits. ...Read more

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Low fat diet (Tip)

If one eats enough (especially carbs), one can gain weight while on a low-fat diet. ...See more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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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