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What is a good diet menu?

What is a good diet menu?

ADA Diet: The american diabetic association has wonderful resources. They use 'food exchanges' to monitor calorie intake. In my 20+ years of practice I have found weight watchers produces the best long term outcomes for my patients using a 'points symstem'. We all struggle with this: even doctors! ...Read more

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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What is a good sample diet menu if you have gastroparesis?

What is a good sample diet menu if you have gastroparesis?

Low fiber: Small frequent meals of low fiber consistency. Avoid a lot of roughage, such as salad and fresh fruit. Vegetables should be cooked, not raw. ...Read more

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Can you give me an example of a diet menu to regulate period ?

Can you give me an example of a diet menu to regulate period
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Birth control: See your physician and they can prescribe birth control which regulates periods beautifully. You do not have to be sexually active to go on birth control. As far as diet make sure to eat a well balanced and healthy diet. Drink plenty of fluids about 8 glasses of water a day. Get 7-8 hours of sleep per day and regular exercise. Also take a multivitamin every morning. ...Read more

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I need to learn how to control my appetite, but have no time for extensive diet and menu planning. Any quick tips?

I need to learn how to control my appetite, but have no time for extensive diet and menu planning. Any quick tips?

Control: Eat more fruits and veggies. Avoid red meats, all fast food and only eat complex carbs. With all of this portion control needs to be instituted as well. ...Read more

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Im would like a wellness diet menu to lower my potassium levels. What foods should I stay away from?

Im would like a wellness diet menu to lower my potassium levels. What foods should I stay away from?

See below: Bananas, milk/dairy, avocados, carrots, baked potatoes, orange juice, tomatoes, salmon, raisins. These are only a few. Why exactly are you trying to lower your potassium levels? Do you have kidney disease or any other reason to be cautious of your potassium level? ...Read more

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I need a fluid restricted diet menu from morning to evening?

I need a fluid restricted diet menu from morning to evening?

Measure every drink: Just need to measure each and every drink and limit the total intake to amount of fluid restriction. Depending upon the condition requiring fluid restriction, it is better to restrict salt as well. It is not usually necessary to look at water content of every solid food but need to watch for fruits like watermelon. ...Read more

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What are the foods needs to avoid to keep control blood sugar level and please give me diet menu?

What are the foods needs to avoid to keep control blood sugar level and please give me diet menu?

Avoid eating sweets: Foods with high sugar in them are to be avoided. If you can exercise daily and bring your weight to the normal range for your height, you will lower your blood sugar. Eat less and exercise more, besides avoiding sweet foods and sweet drinks. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to make a menu for a low cholesterol diet, but i don't know what to put on it. Any suggestions?

Plant foods: In general stick with plant foods and avoid saturated fats. See this site for specific dishes. http://www.foodnetwork.com/topics/low-cholesterol/index.html?utm_campaign=argyle+social-2011-05;utm_medium=squared+r+agency;utm_source=twitter;utm_term=2011-05-26-15-10-00. ...Read more

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My daughter weighs 276 lbs. She is 8weeks and 3 days pregnant and was diagnosis with gestational dibetes today. What is a good diet menu to get this control?

My daughter weighs 276 lbs. She is 8weeks and 3 days pregnant and was diagnosis with gestational dibetes today. What  is a good diet menu to get this control?

Whole foods: 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 huge rainbow of organic vegetables and 3-4 oz protein with each meal 5 hours apart. ...Read more

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Can you please suggest a liquid diet, high calorie menu or recipe for a mouth cancer patient who is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation?

Can you please suggest a liquid diet, high calorie menu or recipe for a mouth cancer patient who is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation?

High protein: There are many high protein, high energy commercially available drinks such as Boost and Ensure. Also try chicken or beef broth, Egg Drop Soup, pudding, yoghurt, ice cream, milk shakes, eggs, etc. consult with a Nutritionist who will have lots of great ideas. ...Read more

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