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Dr. Nathan Zasler
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Habits (Definition)

A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent ...Read more


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How could I of gained 7 lbs. In 1 week when I take exercise class 3 days a week and haven't changed eating habits.?

How could I of gained 7 lbs. In 1 week when I take exercise class 3 days a week and haven't changed eating habits.?

Water retention: Water retention is one of the most common causes of rapid weight gain. Fortunately it should be transient. Excessive salt intake or hormonal fluctuations are the first things to consider. ...Read more

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Should I change any of my eating habits if I donated one of my kidneys?

Should I change any of my eating habits if I donated one of my kidneys?

Overall health: There is no special diet a kidney donor has to follow. I recommend common sense and overall health maintainence. Don't put yourself at risk for kidney problems. Therefore maintain a healthy weight to avoid adult onset diabetes and problems with hypertension. Don't smoke. Watch cholesterol. Exercise. ...Read more

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What can I do to change my eating habits?

What can I do to change my eating habits?

Diligence: Only you can really answer that question. Dr's can tell you what to eat, but only you can do it. If you want to change your eating habits, write down a food diary of things you would like to eat and those you would not. Be diligent, be regimented, and follow the "good" diet! ...Read more

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How can I change my unhealthy eating habits?

How can I change my unhealthy eating habits?

Starts with desire!: See your primary care doctor first to get a check-up. Then, follow the mediterranean diet, daily physical activity 300 minutes per week for life. Reduce alcohol intake to 1 glass of wine 3-4 times per week. Avoid unsaturated fats, eat lots of good fats, eat and drink well in moderation. Eat protein at all meals and do not skip meals! ...Read more

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My eating habits are horrible how can I change them?

My eating habits are horrible how can I change them?

Start with food list: Keep a daily record of what is eaten. If little time, then use your phone or camera to take a photo. After a few days, look at the images and consider sharing them with a friend or a professional. There are also apps to help people change habits. But the first best step is to note what you are putting in your mouth each time you eat :0. ...Read more

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If I walk an hour a day will I lose weight, even if I don't change my eating habits? Thank you

If I walk an hour a day will I lose weight, even if I don't change my eating habits? Thank you

That depends: You burn about 100 calories per mile that you walk. How fast are you walking? If you walk 3 miles in a day - you can burn about 300 calories. You need to burn about 3, 500 calories to lose one pound. So - it is possible to lose weight if you are burning more calories than you are taking in. ...Read more

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I am gaining weight and I have no idea what's causing it as I have not changed my eating habits?

I am gaining weight and I have no idea what's causing it as I have not changed my eating habits?

Sometimes our: Metabolism changes or there are endocrine abnormalities that develop but usually weight gain is due to excessive caloric intake and decreased exertional capacity. Maybe you are eating the same but are more sedentary. Have your health care provider evaluate and exclude metabolic/endocrine issues and then eat less and exercise more. ...Read more

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I have tiny bites all over my body. This happened 2 weeks ago and again just now. Nothing has changed in my routine or eating habits. Very very itchy?

I have tiny bites all over my body. This happened 2 weeks ago and again just now. Nothing has changed in my routine or eating habits. Very very itchy?

Insects vs allergies: Hard to say what you have without a proper history and physical. This could be anything from insect bites to a contact dermatitis. See a doctor in person or get a video/phone consult so someone could take a look at it, .
Anything from scabies to poison ivy. The differential is large. ...Read more

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Change in bowel habits? Hurst to have bm so eating less.

Change in bowel habits? Hurst to have bm so eating less.

Woops: You just described change inbowel habits that could mean cancer, please have this examined by a gastroenterologist soon. ...Read more

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How many days does it take to change an eating habbit?

21 days!: You could change your eating habit starting today. It has been said that it takes about 21 days to form a new habit. By continuing to eat in a new way day after day, it is going to be hard not to eat in the same way after about 3 weeks. But it's up to you to start that process today. ...Read more

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What are causes of sudden change in behavior and eating habits--ravenous and hoarding?

What are causes of sudden change in behavior and eating habits--ravenous and hoarding?

Behavior Change: First it is advisable to have a physical exam to find out if there is any illness. If not then it would be good to consult with a Clinical Psychologist to get help. Medication might also be useful. ...Read more

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Bad itch won't go away, changed eating habits, have nausea at night?

Bad itch won't go away, changed eating habits, have nausea at night?

Dry Skin?: Generalized itching without skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin. Most seen in the winter and in older people, it is characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Lab work can check if there is an underlying cause: CBC/diff, liver/renal function tests, and thyroid workup. Treat with daily moisturzation and better skin hygiene. Non-sedating antihistamines for itch. Unsure about nausea ...Read more

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2 1/2 yrs old hypractiv son. Severe eating problems as he drinks milk only. Pl guide to change his eating habits so that he takes solids.

2 1/2 yrs old hypractiv son. Severe eating problems as he drinks milk only. Pl guide to change his eating habits so that he takes solids.

This is complicated: I think you need a pediatrician or pediatric psychologist's help. One thing I can help here is that many kids who drink a lot of milk have iron deficiency. Interestingly iron deficient kids do not want eat solids. Once we treat them with iron, their personality changes and they start eating regular foods. I would recommend that you take your son to a doctor to test if he is iron deficient or not. ...Read more

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Lost 8kg in a year without exercise or changing eating habits, leads a sedentary lifestyle. The only change was leaving school. Should I worry?

Lost 8kg in a year without exercise or changing eating habits, leads a sedentary lifestyle. The only change was leaving school. Should I worry?

I would: Start eating right and getting physically active. Not sure why leaving school would help you lose weight. But I'm assuming stress played a role. I would see your doctor for full work up. Just to make sure things are ok ...Read more

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I had a total hysterectomy after I gained so much weight I don't know how to get off. I changed my eating habits, I started juicing please help?

I had a total hysterectomy after I gained so much weight I don't know how to get off. I changed my eating habits, I started juicing please help?

Common problem: Weight gain after hysterectomy is very common. General recommendations: Follow the "Mediterranean" diet>>
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Will eating habits change affect my period?

Will eating habits change affect my period?

If you lost or: Gained weight rapidly, or were morbidly obese or extremely underweight - these can impact your period. ...Read more

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I'm in a diet and I've been really cranky lately, could my change if eating habits be affecting my mood?

I'm in a diet and I've been really cranky lately, could my change if eating habits be affecting my mood?

Sure: It is very common for people to get cranky when dieting. Try to be positive, knowing that the end gain is to ultimately improve your health and be happier. ...Read more

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How can I change my eating habits. From less processed to more whole food. Habits are hard to break but want to be healthier?

How can I change my eating habits. From less processed to more whole food. Habits are hard to break but want to be healthier?

Stop eating out: It is difficult because quick foods are more processed. So clean out all processed foods from your kitchen and go shopping with a list for basic foods as well as make a menu for the week and shop for those ingredients as well. If you are a busy person try to do most of your prep for the meals on the days you are off. Eating at home and taking your own lunch yo work will help you eat whole foods. ...Read more

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I'm looking to change my eating habits but am not sure where to start. How do you determine what the best foods to eat? I'm looking to change my eating habits but am not sure where to start. How do you determine what the best foods are for you to eat? Are

Hello.: Hello. There are whole books written on this subject. One of the most important things to remember is that it is recommended that you get at least 5 servings of vegetables per day and at least 4 servings of fruit. Buying organic can be healthiest. Sometimes working with a dietician can be very beneficial or just buying a good book on the matter. Good luck. ...Read more

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How stable are triglycerides and other lipids over time? Changed some eating habits, will effect be shown quickly or over time?

How stable are triglycerides and other lipids over time? Changed some eating habits, will effect be shown quickly or over time?

Triglycerides faster: One of the reasons you are asked to fast before having lipids measured is because eating within 8 hours can have a signifiant effect on triglycerides. LDL and HDL cholesterol are affected by diet much more gradually. When patients plan to change diet to improve lipids we suggest re-testing in 3 months, giving us enough time to see a measurable change. Strong work making some changes:) ...Read more

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My menses has changed since I changed my eating habits. Its become a lot more fluid with less crampibg and symptoms. Is this change normal?

My menses has changed since I changed my eating habits. Its become a lot more fluid with less crampibg and symptoms. Is this change normal?

Depends: If your eating habits has made you deficient in protein, this could be abnormal. Dark watery discharge from the uterus is also considered abnormal and should be checked out. ...Read more

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My one year old bay started new daycare. Since then, he changed his eating habits dramatically. Drinking non stop all the night. To be worried?

My one year old bay started new daycare. Since then, he changed his eating habits dramatically. Drinking non stop all the night. To be worried?

Observe thirst: Since he has a new routine, just observe his need
for hydration over night. If he has no symptoms
with this change, he is ok. If not, he should be seen
by pedi MD and get electrolyte and glucose check. ...Read more

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I haven't changed my eating habits and if anything I should av lost weight cos I've been walking more but instead have put on a stone in last 4 weeks?

I haven't changed my eating habits and if anything I should av lost weight cos I've been walking more but instead have put on a stone in last 4 weeks?

Look at the calories: One should choose an exercise he or she really enjoys. Any form of exercise burns calories, so if one does not eat or drink more calories than she is using during her exercise, then her body will burn up fat as fuel. However, if a person drinks a large orange juice (about 300 calories) while exercising, and exercises away only 200 calories, she will still get heavier even though she is exercising. ...Read more

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Not fat, but still have kind of a belly and love handles. What happens if I don't change my eating habits I got now and just exercise? Canikeepmybut

Not fat, but still have kind of a belly and love handles. What happens if I don't change my eating habits I got now and just exercise? Canikeepmybut

It could help: Basically its a matter of expending mroe calories than one takes in. All things being equal, if weight has been stable, you et the same and you start exercise, some weight loss, reduces fat, and increased muscle and tone should start. ...Read more