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Should I Switch To A Gluten Free Diet To Stay Healthy And Lose Weight
No.: You can be totally healthy and have great weight while still having gluten in the diet. Would it hurt to try a gluten free diet? Other than the pain in your pocketbook (it's expensive), you'll probably be fine. If you have things like bloating, belly pains, gas, diarrhea, and you think you have gluten sensitivity, that's a different matter and you should see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
Meditteranean Diet: Let us not forget that if you eat a modified meditteranean diet, rich in fruits, vegetables and lean meat, these are all naturally gluten free. If you are talking about snacks, well then the operative word is snack and is most probably high in fat producing carbs. Quinoa is a gluten free grain found in gluten free breads and pastas that is rich in protein. ...Read more
Odd question: Fructose is the naturally occurring sugar in fruit. If you have been classified as "fructose intolerant" it probably means sugar intolerant and that means that you eat all god made food, including fresh fruit and avoid all the artificial forms of sugar that are so widespread. ...Read more
What to if I am switching from a low carb diet to a low fat diet diet. Do you think i will gain weight?
Is it better to use a veggie and healthy diet to lose weight or to use the dukan diet which is pure protein i need to lose weight?
Advise Nutritarian : As a doctor who specializes in nutrition i advise dr. Joel furhman's nutritarian diet as a balanced long-term approach to weight loss. While a pure protein diet may help temporarily, it is unsustainable in providing sound nutrition. See http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx however, because of your ibs your diet may need to be modified to be low in fodmaps- see comment:. ...Read more
3500 kcal Worth: Those no carb diets all work by the same mechanism every diet on earth works by: less calories in. The key is that if you eat enough calories to gain weight but do it from fats and protein alone, it'll make you sick, so most people end up eating substantially less. Try it and see (myfitnesspal is a great app for this). Every 3500 cal missed (or so), another pound will fall off. ...Read more
Eat less but balance: Balanced meals with ample plant based cereals and grains, fruits, vegetables and adequate proteins(from eggs, fish and nuts). Avoid saturated fats(animal fats from meats and milk, ice cream and butter). ...Read more
Eat Healthy: Simple, review the causes of you weight gain, and then make some simple changes, focus on these top 5: 1. Any drink with sugar 2. Fast foods 3. Skipping meals 4. Large portions at tinner 5. Bad snacks review these to see if they were the causes of your weight gain, then see how you changed them, and then continue, remember maintaining weight is easier than losing weight. ...Read more
For weight loss, is it ok to eat unhealthy and sugary foods, but stay under your calorie, sugar, and fat goals?
No!: It is never "okay" to eat an unhealthy diet. You may well lose weight on any low calorie diet, but your nutrition and your overall health with suffer if you are not making that low calorie diet balanced and complete in essential nutrients. Krista, PLEASE think long term, and not just about quick fixes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Balanced, low carb: Research shows that vegetarians tend to have a lower body weight than meat eaters. A balanced diet rich in fruits & vegies (ideally organic) with protein from nuts, beans, eggs & dairy should help. Limiting simple carbs helps lose weight so minimize white flour, white rice, potatoes & corn & eat whole grains in moderation. Avoid excess cheese/fried foods.Exercise is also often key to losing weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are too much carbohydrates bad for you? White bread, pasta, potatoes. Do i need to keep them in my diet to maintain a healthy weight or to lose weight
YES!: 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: www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/foodpyramid.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. Exercise is also important. See comment:. ...Read more
Is beyond diet a good option to choose to start a diet? They allow only to eat organic foods and they don't allow wheat, soy and corn. I am starving
Yes,no need 2 starve: I can not find many details without paying but i believe everyone should eat only organic if possible- see http://bit.Ly/19xax7e avoiding simple carbs like wheat ; corn is a well-proven method of losing weight-try quinoa instead! i don't feel all soy should be avoided-fermented soy like tempeh ; miso are ok in moderation.I avoid all those for a month every spring ; don't starve at all-see comment:. ...Read more
Low glycemic index: The healthiest diet is a diet with a low glycemic index. This means you will avoid simple carbohydrates like processed flour & sugar & foods containing these. Most vegetables, some fruits, proteins are low glycemic index. There are many books, websites, etc. With good info on this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you advise if I'm gluten and lactose intolerant and I want to lose 10 lbs. can you recommend any dairy and gluten-free recipes for weight loss?
Weight loss: You can go on-line or to the local library to better understand your needs and help. It would also be a good idea if you made an appointment to see a dietitian. Don't try and loose 10 lbs too quickly - be patient for 2-3 months. ...Read more
Weight loss: There is no one plan fits all. In general eat less and exercise more. Many structured plans can work ie weight watchers, 17 day diet, low carb. All have been successful for many. Low carb diet should see benefit within a week as long as you are still not exceeding consumptions of other calories. ...Read more
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
Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more
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