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Doctor insights on: Low Fat Low Calorie Diet Under 500 Calories Menu

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What are the differences between a low fat diet and a low calorie diet?

What are the differences between a low fat diet and a low calorie diet?

Many: Low calorie diets are usually between 1000 and 1200 calories females, allow for some fats (mostly the "good" fats). They should be balanced with complex carbs (not refined) and good quality protein. The "low fat diets" only work if you don't substitute sugar and simple carb calories for the fat you don't eat. Low fat diets did not work in the 1980's because sugar/carbs were consumed instead of fat. ...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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Which is best diet for permanent fat loss? Aikins high fat type diet or high carb low fat or low calorie diet. Confused.

Which is best diet for permanent fat loss? Aikins high fat type diet or high carb low fat or low calorie diet. Confused.

Diet: It's tough to change your diet at age 71. Go online and look at the several options for good diet control. My preference is "NuVal" but the others are good. Don't forget to exercise regularly but start slowly and increase as you feel stronger. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference between a low carb diet, a low fat diet, and a low calorie diet?

Need advice on what is the the difference between a low carb diet, a low fat diet, and a low calorie diet?

Food is Energy/nutri: Our food is a source of energy in the form of calories.3 key nutrients our body needs are carbs, proteins and fat. We need to eat a balanced diet with about a third of each nutrient. Once you understand these concepts you will find answers to your questions.Healthy food should have ample proteins which come from eggs, low fat milk, tofu and fish. Add to it fruits & veggies..Yu're eating healthy! ...Read more

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While on a low calorie diet, where does the fat go?

While on a low calorie diet, where does the fat go?

Low Calorie Diets: When you are on a low calorie diet, there is a deficit of daily calories, so that the additional calories required to keep you going are drained from the body's stored form of energy (calories), the fat which is contained in fat cells. ...Read more

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116 lbs overweight. Started high protein/fiber, low calorie diet. Eating more than usual but less calories and fat. Lost 3.4 lbs in 3 days. Ok? Eating1300-1400 calories per day. Never hungry for more

116 lbs overweight. Started high protein/fiber, low calorie diet. Eating more than usual but less calories and fat. Lost 3.4 lbs in 3 days. Ok? Eating1300-1400 calories per day. Never hungry for more

Congratulations: Congratulations on attempting to lose weight! the problem with diets is that they are sometimes unsustainable. If you are eating 1300 calories per day and are not hungry this is a sign that you were maybe overeating before. The best solution is to make long term lifestyle changes. Losing a pound a day may be too much, a more realistic goal is 2-4 lbs per week. ...Read more

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Could a very low calorie diet be successful?

Could a very low calorie diet be successful?

It can be under medi: It depends on how many colories but 800 calories diet can be successful if done under close medical supervision with vitamin supplements and regular follow ups. ...Read more

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What happens when you go on a very low calorie diet?

Tissue breakdown: Very low calorie diets puts a person in ketosis. The body does not have the proper amounts of protein, carbohydrates and fat to carry out all the functions it has to do. You will lose fat, for sure, but you will do this at the expense of losing protein, thus muscle breakdown. A very low calorie diet shold not be undertaken unless under the care of a doctor well versed in the diet and close f/u. ...Read more

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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