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Doctor insights on: Safe And Easy Diet Plans For Overweight Teens

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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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What do experts consider effective weight loss soups with diet plans that are fast?

What do experts consider effective weight loss soups with diet plans that are fast?

Longevity is king: The longer a company has been around the better chance of them having soups and shakes that are palatable.My 10+ years in wt mgmt. Medicine has taught me that nutrimed shakes and soups by robard nutrition is by far the best. They have been around the longest and I have had the most rapid, safe, and successful weight reduction protocols using their products. ...Read more

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Is the Isagenix 30 day diet safe to do and effective for weight loss?

Is the Isagenix 30 day diet safe to do and effective for weight loss?

Unknown: However, there is a program that I do like and is safe. Look into Tru Health http://mtex.it/a8rrkp8 ...Read more

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Is the weight watchers program safe and effective for the morbidly obese?

Is the weight watchers program safe and effective for the morbidly obese?

Yes.: Virtually any weight loss program will result in weight loss for someone who is morbidly obese over the short term. This could include something as easy as tracking calories, walking more or as elaborate as getting a personal trainer/chef or joining a health club or weight watchers program. The most important thing to consider is whether the weight loss will be sustainable over the long run. ...Read more

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How can someone most easily gain weight fast, and what diet plans do you recommend?

How can someone most easily gain weight fast, and what diet plans do you recommend?

Not fast.: Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil. ...Read more

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Are low carb diets good for obese people to try?

Are low carb diets good for obese people to try?

Low carb diet: Yes, but keep in mind that that anything too extreme is usually not healthy for you. In general, lean protein, fruits, vegetables , water are good for you. Too many carbs, sugars, fats, sodas and other high fructose beverages are bad for you. ...Read more

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Can you suggest tips on some wise choices for filling, low fat, and nutritious foods?

Can you suggest tips on some wise choices for filling, low fat, and nutritious foods?

Eat Fresh Foods: Eat a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole gains in their raw or minimally modified state. ...Read more

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I'm on a calorie restricted diet of 1300 calories? What are some healthy lunch ideas for losing weight to take to school?

I'm on a calorie restricted diet of 1300 calories? What are some healthy lunch ideas for losing weight to take to school?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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Is there a fantastic diet weight loss plan for an overweight but healthy person?

Is there a fantastic diet weight loss plan for an overweight but healthy person?

No, just a sensible: One. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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Can there be any good weight loss plans for teens?

Can there be any good weight loss plans for teens?

Yes: Weight loss for teens is completely different than adults in a sense that they're not concerned about their health as much as looks/peer pressure. So having the entire family eat healthier is key. Also engaging them in sports and community activities (fit to be kids, some board games that are designed for schools) are best along with a low calorie, zone type diet combining protein shake with food. ...Read more

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Is if safe for obese-kids to have very low calorie diet?

Is if safe for obese-kids to have very low calorie diet?

Not for young kids: Obese young children who are still growing in height can stay on a low (not extremely low) calorie balanced diet. They should lose enough weight to drop down from the "severely obese" BMI range, into the "obese" range. Then, they can take advantage of their height growth combined with moderate caloric restriction, to gradually drop into the "normal" BMI range over a 1-2 year period. Exercise too! ...Read more

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What do you recommend for diet and lifestyle to stay in good health? (Without over obsessing into perfect diet and fitness)

What do you recommend for diet and lifestyle to stay in good health? (Without over obsessing into perfect diet and fitness)

Eat Food: Read books by Michael Pollan. Eat Food (only things you great grandmother would recognie as food), Not Too Much (always leave the table a bit hungry), Mainly Plants. Do this and exercise 30-90 minutes a day and you will be just fine! ...Read more

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I know that diet & exercise for slow healthy weight loss is best, but is there a fast healthy diet for the holidays? I'm looking at "the digest diet" book or atkins.

I know that diet & exercise for slow healthy weight loss is best, but is there a fast healthy diet for the holidays? I'm looking at "the digest diet" book or atkins.

Diet wrong term!: You mean life-style change. For people with an apple build, nothing beats a low-carb/ low-glycemic index diet. For pears, low calorie, gih fiber diets are thec best. For quick weight loss, low calorie will produce short term results, but with hypocaloric weight loss, you lose one pound of muscle per three pounds of fat. It becomes harder to get back the muscle and keep of the fat. ...Read more

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What's a safe, effective and quick diet for a 18 year old female? Be more specific than eat healthy and exercise.I want lose 10-15 pounds.

What's a safe, effective and quick diet for a 18 year old female? Be more specific than eat healthy and exercise.I want lose 10-15 pounds.

Eat less & exercise: The key to losing weight is to eat less, but not all calories are created equal. Sugars & simple carbs from grains esp cause weight gain. I like dr. Furhman's diet: http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx dr. Weil has useful info: www.Huffingtonpost.Com/andrew-weil-md/carbohydrates-weight-loss_b_1937312.Html- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Also see comment:. ...Read more

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What is a good diet plan for teen boys wanting to lose weight?

What is a good diet plan for teen boys wanting to lose weight?

Eat low calorie food: Helpful weight loss foods are natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and leafy lettuce (without salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits contain natural sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. If one craves candy, he can chew sugarless gum. ...Read more

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Are low carb high fat diets bad? You can lose lots of weight, but is a long term approach not good for your health?

Are low carb high fat diets bad?  You can lose lots of weight, but is a long term approach not good for your health?

Not necessarily: This depends upon the fats eaten. Make sure they are good fats and the low CHO portion should be low in simple carbohydrates. Search simple carbohydrates and unhealthy fats, and avoid them. ...Read more

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What are some diet and exercise tips for a healthy teenager looking to slim down?

What are some diet and exercise tips for a healthy teenager looking to slim down?

Exercise >3 times/wk: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and leafy green lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When buying fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar ; simple starch calories. ...Read more

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Overweight (Definition)

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