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Macro Patterning Diet
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
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
What do sugar cravings constantly mean? 70 lb wgt loss in 16 mos.I avoid carbs & fats. High protein vege fruit diet now.Advice?
Fit individual w/ consistent diet&exercise regimen &very stable weight, but w/recent unexplained loss of 5lbs. Haven't changed habits. Cancer?See doc?
See doc, don't worry: Unintended weight loss can occur with a lot of conditions, most of which are less serious than cancer. For example, it can be a symptom of anxiety or depression. It makes sense to see a doc if you're worried about it, but I definitely wouldn't jump to any premature conclusions about what's causing it (after all, if it's anxiety you'll just aggravate the problem!). ...Read more
Building muscle: Your 'Top 5' supplements with results best supported by clinical trials? (Assuming strict diet macros & a pro-level training regime)
I'm a female 19 5'5 and weigh 110lbs. To maintain weight with no/little excercise what diet works. Moderate diet, zone diet, low fat/carb diet ? Help!
Diet: Diet is a key in weight control but when you are so close to ideal body weight you need some exercise to maintain metabolic rate and muscle mass. Otherwise your body will simply slow metabolic rate and you will not feel or perform well and may not lose weight. More lean muscle burns more calories and makes it easier to keep weight off. If you don't build muscle you may add fat when gaining. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is best diet for permanent fat loss? Aikins high fat type diet or high carb low fat or low calorie diet. Confused.
130 lbs. Starting diet for muscle growth of 140-160g carbs, 160-180g protein, 40-60g fat. High protein but not low carb, right? Any health concerns?
See dietician: I would seek the counsel of a registered dietician and your primary care md. Good luck! ...Read more
Which diet is best for wieght loss low carb diet vs balanced diet vs low fat diet plz tell thanx ?
Low fat is: not a good diet. You will always be hungry. Eat good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil--good for brain, joints, etc. Lower carb works well for lots of folks but see doc to be sure it's ok for you. Remember to eat protein or you will get tired. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can on follow Atkins diet with a fatty liver and high ALTs? Atkins diet involves eating high amount of fats and very low carb
Are hormonal changes in total weight and fat distribution reversible with reestablishing healthy levels?
Question unclear: Not sure what you're asking, but if someone gets weight down to a healthier level, there are many hormonal and other benefits. Insulin levels do down, lipid profile improves, inflammatory markers improve, etc. So yes, weight loss can reverse many unhealthy changes in the body. That's why we urge people to cut calories and lose weight! ...Read more
Improving stamina: Your top five proven supplements? (Assuming normal blood tests, strict diet macros & daily cardio/resistance training at pro level)
No supplements: No supplements are needed nor would do you any good. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Is a 1500 calorie diet healthy and sustainable if vegetables, fruit, lean protein and in processed carbohydrates are consumed?
Weight and Activity: Yes that diet can certainly be sustained if it provides for the caloric expenditure of the individual on a daily basis. The mix of foods you choose is also very good. By "processed" i assume you mean complex carbohydrates. If you happen to be 350lbs and 6ft 4in then you are going to be rather hungry for quite some time. ...Read more