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Should I switch to a gluten free diet to stay healthy and lose weight?

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

Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Lose Weight (Definition)

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


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What gluten free foods can I eat and still maintain a healthy bmi?

What gluten free foods can I eat and still maintain a healthy bmi?

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

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What fructose free foods should I be eatting to maintain a healthy diet?

What fructose free foods should I be eatting to maintain a healthy diet?

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

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What to if I am switching from a low carb diet to a low fat diet diet. Do you think i will gain weight?

What to if I am switching from a low carb diet to a low fat diet diet. Do you think i will gain weight?

See below: Low fat is really low calorie...Good luck not my choice.I doubt it will help you ...See your md for evaluation for help in weight loss.Help is available at www.Weighstation.Net. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I want a diet to loss weight fast and keep it forever so I stay fit, what you recommend?

I want a diet to loss weight fast and keep it forever so I  stay fit, what you recommend?

Perfect diet: You want the perfect diet (which doesn't exist). Talk to your doctor to get a sensible diet that's easy to stay on coupled with a realistic exercise program. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long will you have to stay on a low carb diet before you start to lose weight?

How long will you have to stay on a low carb diet before you start to lose weight?

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

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What should I eat on a healthy diet to lose weight?

What should I eat on a healthy diet to lose weight?

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

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What should I do to come off of a calorie restriction diet to maintain weight?

What should I do to come off of a calorie restriction diet to maintain weight?

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

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For weight loss, is it ok to eat unhealthy and sugary foods, but stay under your calorie, sugar, and fat goals?

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 more

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What should I need for a healthy diet and to lose weight?

What should I need for a healthy diet and to lose weight?

Exercise & healthy: food. Check www.choosemyplate.gov, foodnetwork.com, WWW.health.com, allrecipes.com, www.bhg.com, www.eating well.com, www.cookinglight.com, www.foodnetwork.com and others for food info & healthy meal and recipes ideas. ...Read more

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What's a healthy vegetarian diet that I can stick to if overweight and trying to lose?

What's a healthy vegetarian diet that I can stick to if overweight and trying to lose?

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 more

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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

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

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What should I eat to maintain a healthy diet for cirrhosis?

What should I eat to maintain a healthy diet for cirrhosis?

See a dietician : Generally speaking balanced diet with low sodium, high lean protein with fresh foods and vegetables is recommended but again it depends upon cause of cirrhosis. If it is due to nash, dietician may recommend low calories etc. ...Read more

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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

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

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Is it good to eat 1200 calorie diet to loose weight? i want to loose 5kgs per month.

Is it good to eat 1200 calorie diet to loose weight? i want to loose 5kgs per month.

Loosing weight too: fast can be dangerous. See your doc first, and then consider lower carb and higher protein intake. Exercise daily if possible, even brisk walking 20-30 minutes is helpful. Above all, like yourself and others no matter what the scale says. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Should I do a low carb diet to lose weight?

Should I do a low carb diet to lose weight?

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 more

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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?

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

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How long will you have to stay on a low carb diet before you begin to lose weight?

How long will you have to stay on a low carb diet before you begin to lose weight?

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

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What foods should a vegan avoid to lose weight?

What foods should a vegan  avoid  to lose weight?

Caloric restriction: Rather than picking particular foods one needs to focus on over all caloric restriction. Geneally avoidng fats, especially saturated fats and sugar are important. ...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


Gluten (Definition)

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