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Slow Release Energy Foods List
Yes, but...: If you eat less, your metabolism slows some. But it is not that much. It doesn't go down to zero. You still need to pump blood and breath. Exercise can diminish some of the slowing of metabolism. On the flip, when you overeat, your metabolism speeds up as your body attempts to dissipate the excess calories. ...Read more
Companies market light alcohol drinks as a healthier alternative. Is this true and do low alcohol calorie drinks slow down your metabolism.?
It depends: Alcohol has about 8 kcal of energy compared to sugar with about 4kcal of energy. So it could be that a drink with lower alcohol could be considered safer because it had less alcohol and hence prevented unnecessary weight gain or other complications. Alcohol is a sedative so it can be argued it helps slow down metabolism. This is marketing! lite beer has likely killed a lot of people. ...Read more
Share some great foods to eat while dieting, that help burn calories, boost immune system, and give energy?
New food pyramid: In general, there is no one magic food that do all of the things you ask. However, you can attain most of those by following the new food pyramid recommended by the usda. It emphasizes on exercise, eating more grains, vegetables, fruits, lean cut meat, poly-unsaturated oil, but not fried food and avoid processed food and fat and also keep the calories down by decreasing serving sizes. ...Read more
High glycemic index(GI) foods that have high effect on blood sugar level -will eating such foods make you feel hungry sooner compared to low GI foods?
HighlyControversial : Epidemiological studies suggest that those drinking diet soda are more likely to become obese. Whether this is true has yet to be proven. The topic of artificial sweeteners on metabolism and satiety is highly controversial. Some studies say artificial sweetners make rodents more Insulin resistant, others suggest that people gain a better sense of satiety w/them. It'll take years to sort out. ...Read more
Will eating high GI foods make you feel hungry sooner compared to low GI food? Conversely, will low GI food promote satiety longer than high GI foods?
Not sure: What you mean by high or low gi foods. Please clarify ...Read more
Can Multi-Vitamins like Nature's Way Alive Max Potency help with fatigue, tiredness, and low energy?
Does blending food such as making bananas and fruit smoothies cause you to absorb too much sugar at once? Felt sugar rush and jittery after drinking
Wellbutrin (bupropion) is often: Used for atypical depression. In some cases, people who are overweight and depressed have been able to lose modest amounts of weight when taking this medication. Lexapro (escitalopram) is a fairly weight neutral ssri. Talk to you doctor for his/her recommendation. ...Read more
Concerning diets, ppl often suggest things like cutting off carbs and sugars and add lean proteins. Can you please suggest specific foods for diets?
Balanced diet: I like diets that focus on eating foods with a low glycemic index. Glycemic index is a measure of how much the foods impact your blood sugar. Low Glycemic diets have been associated with decreased risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, depression, and more. Try to fill up half your plate with green veggies, 1/4 of your plate with lean protein, and 1/4 of your plate with starch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Read that most branded breakfast cereals(even those low in sugar & saturate fat) are made by high heat extrusion process & most nutrients r lost.True?
Energy Drinks: First there is no medical or health benefit from 'energy drinks'. These drinks are usually high in caffeine and/or sugars. I would read the labels and if there are any carbs in the drink recommend that you not ingest it. But, in general i would recommend avoiding these unnecessary and non-nutritional drinks all together. ...Read more
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