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It varies: Eating disorders encompass a broad spectrum; there are eating disorders in which people restrict food intake or use exercise to compensate, and there are others that binge (eat a large quantity quickly) and then purge (try to eliminate the food via laxatives, vomiting, or other ways). In general eating disorders could be thought of as eating patterns that have a significant impact on life quality. ...Read more
No: An eating disorder consists of very specific diagnostic signs and symptoms. One hallmark of eating disorders is a preoccupation with one's weight, body image and perception of thinness. There are many things which can cause a person to lose their appetite. Maybe, get a check up with your local medical doctor, especially if you have non-deliberate weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not healthy.: Prepared, packaged, frozen and other 'ready to eat' or 'heat and eat' food are usually not healthy. To be healthy, eat high fiber, low fat, very low saturated fat, very low sugar (simple carbs), no juice, no soda, no gatorade. Limit sweets a lot. Eat regular meals spaced evenly through the day - do not eat most of your calories at dinner. Get 22-30 min of exercise (a brisk walk) every day. ...Read more
No sewage!: When you get food poisoning from raw seafood, it's usually from shellfish, such as oysters, that filter water that may be contaminated with sewage. That's not the case with fish used in sush, which swim around in the sea. However, you can sometimes get parasites, such as tapeworms, from sushi. As far as i'm concerned, it's worth the risk. ...Read more
Yes: Going to bed too hungry or too full can affect sleeping. ...Read more
Of course: It depends on your desire to change. For a healthy diet, eat a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products; low in saturated fats; no tobacco, and no more than one drink a day. It would help to exercise 30 minutes/day. ...Read more
Can be: Binge eating is a disorder when someone eats great amounts of food well past when they are full. This as well as overeating in general is probably caused by not being able to identify your feelings and eating to sedate, calm yourself. If you can identify your feelings you can find other ways to gratify your self than eating. ...Read more
Names don't matter: The underlying psychopathology is the same regardless of the specific symptom(s) you may have. This is a serious problem that requires expert treatment. ...Read more
Avoid simple ...: carbohydrates; if doesn't help enough, reduce total carbohydrates ...Read more
If you fast a LOT: Fasting for 1 day a week is a common practice and often leads to long life. This custom has avid fans. To actually develop malnutrition from fasting, you would have to fast for long periods of time, and not make up for it when you are not fasting. In other words, it's math. Your body needs a certain amount of nutrients, and if it fails to get them over time, malnutrition will be the result. ...Read more
Why is it that I'm not losing weight anymore, even though I'm still exercising and eating healthy?
Not Losing Weight: I understand your frustration. Commend yourself for: Eating Healthy Exercising Weight that you have lost See your Physician for Medical problem including Low Thyroid, Metabolism at age 40 Consult with a Nutritionist and a Fitness Instructor. Feel good that You are Fit! ...Read more
Is eating less meals/skipping meals to lose weight actually bad? I've heard that "starvation mode" is only an issue if you are barely eating.
Nausea before eating and when seeing food... Hungry but can not eat. Not taking medications no history of gastro issues... Help!!!
Nausea??: It sounds like you have a terrible condition. Reminded me of the tale of King Tantalus of old. You have not told many details. For how long? You have to be able to take some fluids. I would get to a gastroenterologist as soon as possible. You also might have an issue in your CNS. ...Read more
Could I still lose weight/fat just by counting calories not necessarily eating healthy balanced diet?
To lose weight...: In order to lose weight you have to burn more calories than those that you consume. Yes, you could do that. However, by not eating healthy you are putting yourself at risk of other health problems, like for example: anemia, constipation, acid reflux, even some type of cancers down the road. It is always good to eat as healthy as possible along to practice exercise. You will definitely good. ...Read more
Anisakiasis: Anisakiasis is the principal "worm" infestation of the stomach, caused by ingesting anisakis larvae in raw or undercooked fish. Within a few hours, there is severe upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting (relieved after endoscopic removal of worm). As you know, raw fish (sushi, sashimi) are increasingly popular--choose carefully your source of fish (farm raised, not wild caught) & food preparer. ...Read more