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Best diet for a healthy fitness?

Best diet  for a healthy fitness?

No single best but:: There is no consensus, even among "experts"; no single diet is best for everyone as we have different needs based on genetics. I advise emphasizing organic vegetables, fruits and nuts & seeds; eat whole foods; avoid fried foods, sugars and artificial chemicals. Organic dairy, eggs, wild fish and organically-raised meats in moderation. See http://tinyurl.com/nq4sx63 and http://tinyurl.com/lcjahnx ...Read more

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Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Diet (Definition)

Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...Read more


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What is a good diet plan to loose 60 pounds by Christmas ?

What is a good diet plan to loose  60 pounds by Christmas ?

Consider working w a: nutritionist. 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. Use both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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Is the 12 step program for eating disorders similar to the 12 step program for alcoholics/drug users?

Is the 12 step program for eating disorders similar to the 12 step program for alcoholics/drug users?

Yes: The steps are largely the same. All 12 -step groups are based on the same steps. Admitting they were powerless over their illness/problem. And admitting that a power greater than themselves could restore them to sanity. Then following a series of steps to come to terms with their past actions and to enable them to lead fruitful productive lives and to be of service to others who suffered simil. ...Read more

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Can prevent cardiomyopathy by adopting a healthy diet?

Can prevent cardiomyopathy by adopting a healthy diet?

Depends: There are different types of cardiomyopathy. Some are caused by infections, and others are caused by ischemic (blood flow) insults to the heart, to name a few. Adopting a healthy diet can lower the risk of many types of heart disease, but some types of cardiomyopathy are not significantly impacted by your diet. ...Read more

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Know a good step by step way to work out the flexor muscle?

Know a good step by step way to work out the flexor muscle?

Need to be specific: What flexor muscles were you referring to you have knee, hip and elbow flexors? I would suggest doing some research on exercised on the area of interest. I would start off with light wts maybe even so it seems too easy i would work out 3x / week and gradually increase the weight each week. ...Read more

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Is a liquid diet a good diet plan ?

Is a liquid diet a good diet plan ?

Not exclusively: Liquid diet preparations need to contain a balance of the nutrients you need throughout the day. If they do, they are a convenient way to take in a calorie-controlled meal. But its best to also have the fiber/other benefits of food. Replacing one or at most two meals with a balanced liquid diet can be ok. Danger of all liquid diets: calories too low, lose too fast, metabolism falls, REGAIN! ...Read more

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Is dairy an important part of a healthy lifestyle?

Is dairy an important part of a healthy lifestyle?

Yes: Dairy is important because it provides high quantities of calcium which is important to bone health primarily. Vitamin d is added to most dairy products as an artificial ingredient, again for bone health. In addition, remember, dairy products are widespread - cheese, yogurt, ice cream in addition to milk. However, you can take ca+d supplements instead and then you don't need dairy at all. ...Read more

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Factors to consider when planning a balanced diet?

Factors to consider when planning a balanced diet?

For a healthy diet,: Check out www.Drmcdougall.Com or www.Nutritionfacts.Org. Both doctors cite lots of research evidence for a low-fat, plant-based diet for good health, including weight loss. ...Read more

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Is the new facebook challenge a good fitness plan and way to lose weight?

Is the new facebook challenge a good fitness plan and way to lose weight?

GE/Olympic Challenge: To get adequate nutrition and activity daily, facebook members were introduced to multiple challenges https://apps.Facebook.Com/healthyshare they are fine but limited in terms of information, and patients should visit several sites. The cdc http://www.Cdc.Gov/nccdphp/dnpao/index.Html and american college of sports medicine are sources of credible noncommercial information on fitness, nutrition. ...Read more

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Is not eating a good diet plan ?

Is not eating a good diet plan ?

Will slow metabolism: Not eating will slow metabolism and will decrease the number of calories you burn. Eating small portions of healthy foods throughout the day will increase your metabolism to stimulate calorie burn. More calories are also burned when digesting protein. Another simple method is eat no more than 40-50 grams of carbs in a 4 hr period. The weight will come off slow, but steady. ...Read more

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Is the medfast weight loss program a healthy approach to dieting?

Is the medfast weight loss program a healthy approach to dieting?

Another program: Weight loss program works provided it fits your personality and medical issues. All weight loss program works to a certain extent but the ongoing lifestyle management and stress management is upto you. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a program of sensible eating and exercise habits that keep weight at a healthy level?

Docs, what's a program of sensible eating and exercise habits that keep weight at a healthy level?

In reality: Focus on a diet rich in colorful veggies and fruits. If you are interested in a "commercial" diet, people fairly well on Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers. Exercise wise, remember, squeeze it in whenever you can and whatever gets your heart rate up ... try to get in at least 150 mins/week. ...Read more

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Can you lower your chances of developing diabetes by maintaining an appropriate weight, eating a healthful diet, and being physically active?

Can you lower your chances of developing diabetes by maintaining an appropriate weight, eating a healthful diet, and being physically active?

Diabetes avoidance: The three elements you mentioned will help you to avoid manifestations and minimize the effects of the disease on your body if you have the genetics that make you a diabetic. You can have diabetes and extend out the time and the degree of the effect on your organs : heart, blood vessels, brain and kidneys. Do as you have written and you will do well. ...Read more

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What's a balanced diet and a healthy eating routine?

What's a balanced diet and a healthy eating routine?

See my blog: I've written a good summary of the elements of a healthy diet. You can cut and paste this link to read my summary. www.mdprevent.blogspot.com. ...Read more

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Any good way to start a fitness and health diet program at school?

Any good way to start a fitness and health diet program at school?

Clarify, please: Do you wish to persuade a school to initiate a program? Or, do you wish to start your own? ...Read more

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What's a good diet and fitness plan for weight loss?

What's a good diet and fitness plan for weight loss?

Weight loss: Any quick weight loss tends to be followed by weight gain. The best solution for weight loss is a long term change in diet. However there are some quick ways to jump start your weight loss such as fasting or cleansing. Raw foods only for 3-5 days, the 17 day diet, and the master cleanse to name a few. In general 30-90 minutes of exercise daily with caloric restriction to 1000 or less. ...Read more

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What is a good diet plan to lose 15 pounds in 2-3 weeks?

That's too fast.: We generally like people to lose no more than two pounds weekly - so at most you should lose six pounds in this time frame to make your weight loss meaningful and long lasting. Losing too soon will likely cause you to gain it back eventually. Don't shoot yourself in the foot. Be patient and make it last. ...Read more

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When following a 12 step program is it best to try and follow a food plan first or wait for the spiritual awakening?

When following a 12 step program is it best to try and follow a food plan first or wait for the spiritual awakening?

Don't wait: There is no need to awake - it might happen, but the point is to make changes in your addictive behaviors. Talk with people involved in 12-step programs to get a sense of what they do day by day. Good luck. ...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