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Can the Special K diet really work?

Can the Special K diet really work?

Yes: If you follow it, and limit calories as suggested, you should lose weight. Eating less calories than needed, wheither thru slim fast or Special K will work if you follow it as outlined. ...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


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How much Special K cereal should you eat for the Special K diet?

How much Special K cereal should you eat for the Special K diet?

45 grams per bowl: Eat one bowl or 45 grams of Special K with half a cup of low fat milk for breakfast and then eat a second one for either your lunch or dinner. This is done for two weeks. ...Read more

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I have been running 35 minutes a day and on this "special k diet" but nothing seems to be working?

I have been running 35 minutes a day and on this "special k diet" but nothing seems to be working?

Vary it up: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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What to do if I've been running 35 minutes a day and on this "special k diet" but nothing seems to be working?

What to do if I've been running 35 minutes a day and on this "special k diet" but nothing seems to be working?

Losing weight: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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Is the Special K diet safe for your kidneys?

Is the Special K diet safe for your kidneys?

Yes.: There is no issue, unless you already have significant renal problems. ...Read more

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5'3 165lbs on the Special K diet, want to weigh 120 lbs. How many calories a day do I need to achieve this goal in about 2 months. Hardly excercise?

5'3 165lbs on the Special K diet, want to weigh 120 lbs. How many calories a day do I need to achieve this goal in about 2 months. Hardly excercise?

Not advised: Dropping 25% of your body weight in two months with diet alone is going to be next to impossible and even if with exercise quite a challenge. These fad diets are usually just that. You would be better off looking at starting to eat healthy and do regular exercise 2-3 days per week for one hour. This will result in weight loss that is permanent rather than caused by a quick weight loss diet. ...Read more

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I want to do the Special K challenge, but what is it?

I want to do the Special K challenge, but what is it?

See the special K: Website for details. If is a diet plan using Special K products. You also need to exercise. ...Read more

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Can I drink Special K protein drinks while pregnant?

Can I drink Special K protein drinks while pregnant?

There is nothing in: Special K protein drinks that would be harmful to a growing fetus. However, they aren't a substitute for a well balanced diet. Substituting a protein shake for one meal a day or using it as a supplement (like a snack) once a day shouldn't be a problem. However, if you have any health problems like kidney disease or gestational diabetes, talk with your OB first. ...Read more

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If I eat the "special k" cereal for only breakfast will I lose weight?

If I eat the "special k" cereal for only breakfast will I lose weight?

See below: Each pound of weight has 3600 calories in it. To lose weight you must lose then 3600 calories to lose 1 pound your specil k can tell you how many calories that you are eating-but you do not say what else you are eating throughout the day-so whether are losing weight or not is dependent on the number of calories you consume per day vs the number expended and on the average that is 1800-200 per da. ...Read more

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Is Special K protein drink good for a diabetic meal?

Is Special K protein drink good for a diabetic meal?

No: Food, in restricted amounts, is much better for meals than any shake, drink, supplement or substitute -- no matter whether you have diabetes or not. These meal replacements are only an attempt to make money on products that have no use. ...Read more

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Is Special K protein water mix safe for pregnant women?

Is Special K protein water mix safe for pregnant women?

Unknown: If this is a protein supplement alone, then it is likely safe for consumption during pregnancy but in general, dietary supplements are not very well regulated or tested and if you are using this, it is at your own risk. ...Read more

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Hello, I am diabetic and my question is... can I drink one special K protein drink for my snack?

Hello, I am diabetic and my question is... can I drink one special K protein drink for my snack?

Probably yes: It all depends how many carbs in it
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Is Special K low fat granola good to eat? I have started to really like granola. It is high in fiber

Is Special K low fat granola good to eat? I have started to really like granola. It is high in fiber

Just watch out the C: Watch out the amount of calories in it and see how much carbohydrates you are getting from it. Most granolas are high in sugar. ...Read more

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Trying to lose weight ; I had strawberries half a banana in Special K cereal then supper I had a celery, tuna in a can, strawberries, grapes is thatok?

Trying to lose weight ; I had strawberries half a banana in Special K cereal then supper I had a celery, tuna in a can, strawberries, grapes is thatok?

Carbs most readily: Stored as fat; e.g. the cereal & fruits are high carb; most readily converted by liver into triglycerides & stored as fat. To ↓ body fat, you need to burn it, i.e. go into ketosis, a state of burning fat, not storing fat. Google & study HFLC, http://goo. Gl/JH8XBX, http://goo. Gl/RPGWXs, http://goo. Gl/EPBeYt, http://goo. Gl/DKvdSI, http://goo. Gl/mpd4Y6, http://goo. Gl/gGXn9f, http://goo. Gl/e2lDwm, etc ...Read more

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My husband ate mashed potatoes, gravy, biscuits, fried chicken. Then ate 2 Special K bars. Blood glucose after 3 hours 170. Is that normal?

My husband ate mashed potatoes, gravy, biscuits, fried chicken. Then ate 2 Special K bars. Blood glucose after 3 hours 170. Is that normal?

Mostly no: He need a fasting sugar check with his doctor to screen for diabetic. Prefer to fast for at least 10-12 hours before testing. Family history and obesity are risk factors for developing diabetic as well. ...Read more

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Can I drink a special k protein shake with high blood pressure?

Can I drink a special k protein shake with high blood pressure?

May be: With having high blood pressure, it is important to not eat too much sodium. High sodium in your diet makes it harder to keep a normal blood pressure, even if you are taking medication for it. Try to keep your total daily intake at 1, 500mg a day. So, you'll have to check the label on the back and add in how much sodium it has to your daily intake to see if you should drink it or not. ...Read more

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Wanting to gain muscle, I get my protein from greek yogurt, Special K meal bars w/peanut butter, chicken, turkey. Is that enough? I'm very picky

Wanting to gain muscle, I get my protein from greek yogurt, Special K meal bars w/peanut butter, chicken, turkey. Is that enough? I'm very picky

Yes: You should be fine as long as you are hitting about 50-60gr, which it sounds like you are. Any more than that and you are likely to just urinate it out. Make sure you eat a post workout meal with ~40% carbs and 60% protein balance to maximize muscle gains. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How do you get rid of really bad smelling gas? Started drinking Special K protein shakes. Could that be it?

Gas: Gas is determined on what your bacterial flora is in your gut. You need to first change your diet to a diet that allows you gut flora to change the smell. Special k won't do that. ...Read more

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All I've had today is a Special K protein shake, orange juice, and water. But my stomach hurts and I'm have diarrhea. Why?

All I've had today is a Special K protein shake, orange juice, and water. But my stomach hurts and I'm have diarrhea. Why?

Good question: This will take 30min of questions and answers and examination. It is fine if it is one day, see a doctor if persists, keep track of what you eat. ...Read more

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What side effects are commonly associated with an unbalanced diet?

What side effects are commonly associated with an unbalanced diet?

Healthy eating good!: Fatigue or sluggish is common. Eat a healthy diet to feel better.
Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries don't count. choose whole grains & limit refined grains. pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. check out http://www. Sparkpeople. Com or http://www. Myfitnesspal. Com. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of magrim diet?

What are the side effects of magrim diet?

Magrim diet: Magrim diet pills are a formula from china and there is no way to be sure they are safe. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of magrim diet, please??

What are the side effects of magrim diet, please??

Unknown: Sorry, I tried to find info on "Magrim diet" but couldn't find anything reputable. I found lots of websites attempting to sell "Magrim diet pills" but again, nothing worthwhile. Rather than focus on diets where you have to buy from someone besides grocer, consider vegan/vegetarian or Mediterranean diets. Check out http://health. Usnews. Com/best-diet for more options. ...Read more

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Are there any risks/side effects to including cyanobacteria into my diet?

Are there any risks/side effects to including cyanobacteria into my diet?

Treat it as an herb: A normal, healthy person should be able to eat Asian hair moss, a type of cyanobacteria (looks like a strange plant). It can be added to soups and stews, in moderate amounts, similar in amount to adding a half-cup of cilantro or bean sprouts. Variety is the key in nutrition. Problems occur when a person eats too much of just one plant, so a bit of hair moss once every week or two should be fine. ...Read more

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Does cabbage soup diet work ro lose weight? Any side effects? Any other certified fad diet that really work?

Does cabbage soup diet work ro lose weight? Any side effects? Any other certified fad diet that really work?

Diets: Fad diets are marketing ploys to promote a concept that has more to do with making money than with a well-balanced diet that promotes long-term compliance conducive with a healthy lifestyle. Many of these diets are also low calorie diets. A low calorie diet is a diet that provides extremely low calories in order to produce significant weight loss. They can be unbalanced and cause problems. ...Read more

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What are some 7 day crash diet negative side effects? I have a headache and this is my 2nd day on dr. Furhmans diet

What are some 7 day crash diet negative side effects? I have a headache and this is my 2nd day on dr. Furhmans diet

They don't work: They don't call them "crash" for nothing. Your metabolism will crash as you drastically & abruptly alter your nutritional status, sometimes with the addition of drugs. I am unfamiliar with the specific diet you name, but any diet which involves depletion of nutrients (not just "empty" calories) will cause adverse effects--consider prisoner-of-war health issues arising from extreme "diets". ...Read more

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What are the side effects of xenical diet tablets?

What are the side effects of xenical diet tablets?

Not too pleasant...: The main side effects of xenical are gastrointestinal related: cramping, burping, farting, oily stools - and they happen in up to 30% of people taking the medicine. If you significantly decrease the amount of fat you eat in your diet, you can amount of side effects you get! ...Read more

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What should be the diet for a low BP person? What are side effects of low bp? Is there any precautions!

What should be the diet for a low BP person? What are side effects of low bp? Is there any precautions!

How low: Depends on how low. Normal BP is 90 - 130 over 60 - 80. Some people chronically have BP a little lower, if it's always been that way and you feel fine, don't need to do anything about it. Check with your doctor. ...Read more