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Doctor insights on: The Effects Of Too Much Starch In A Diet

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If I eat a lot of starches during meals, how can I obtain a healthy eating diet, and lose all my excessive weight?

If I eat a lot of starches during meals, how can I obtain a healthy eating diet, and lose all my excessive weight?

Eat less calories: Starch is not the enemy, eating more calories than you need contributes to excessive weight and eating processed high sugar foods contributes to deposition of fat. Try a balanced meal of fresh fruits and vegetables, a protein at each meal and a high fiber healthy starch such as a serving of beans, legumes. In order to lose weight, eat less calories than you need. Consult a nutrition professional ...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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What are your thoughts on the perfect health diet? It seems to strike a balance like no other imo, between animal and plant foods, allowable starches etc. Even some dairy if tolerated. Your input?

What are your thoughts on the perfect health diet? It seems to strike a balance like no other imo, between animal and plant foods, allowable starches etc. Even some dairy if tolerated. Your input?

New junk: This diet is just the latest in thousands of pseudo-scientific diets that aren't scientifically valid, but are designed to sell books, supplements, etc. And get someone on tv to scare a lot of people who don't know better. Eat a normal, well balanced diet and exercise daily. Don't get your health info from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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What can I eat on a starch free diet.?

Details needed: Helps to know why you are starch free to give you a better answer. But coconut oil and olive oil is safe and healthy. Organic free range meats, wild caught fish, lots of organic green leafy vegetables. ...Read more

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What foods are considered safe for a starch free diet?

What foods are considered safe for a starch free diet?

Fish fruits dairy: Starch free consists of low-carbohydrate foods such as fish, cheese, eggs, fruit, vegetables, poultry, dairy and meat. This diet requires elimination of breads, flour products, potatoes, rice, pasta and other foods high in complex carbohydrates, or starches. Always look at the label to make sure starch has not been added. ...Read more

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How can you quit a no starch (no carb diet) without gaining weight?

How can you quit a no starch (no carb diet) without gaining weight?

No Carb?: I am not sure a no carb diet is good for you. You can increase your carbohydrates but place a limit on the number of grams that you intake a day. 60 grams is a good number in my opinion. ...Read more

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How can I get enough carbs? I am on a grain free, legume free, low starch, dairy free diet?

How can I get enough carbs? I am on a grain free, legume free, low starch, dairy free diet?

Get good advice: You need to get with an evidence-based dietician. If your fructose malabsorption was diagnosed scientifically, you already have a reasource in evidence-based medicine. Why you've chosen this very restrictive diet, or believe that you require a certain amount of "carbs" in the first place, would be the first questions to address with a scientific dietician. Stay proactive and keep learning. Best. ...Read more

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On a starch free diet, how long before you lose significant amount of weight? In 2 months I have lost 3 pounds, does this sound right?

On a starch free diet, how long before you lose significant amount of weight? In 2 months I have lost 3 pounds, does this sound right?

Calorie restriction: Combine your plan with calorie restriction through the free phone app, myfitnesspal and you would be more likely to lose 10 pound in a month. Make sure you add your exercise to daily log on myfitnesspal. Don't eat under what myfitnesspal tells you to eat because in starvation mode you burn muscle not fat. Stay healthy! ...Read more

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I started going to a diet dr. And the diet she reccomended doesn't allow me any dairy, bread, fruits, starches of any kind. Is this healthy?

Eat balanced diet: Restriction diets that limit lots of different "good" foods may work in the short term, but such diets are not meant to be followed for a long time. A simple rule of thumb is to cut back on calories by eating smaller meals and avoiding snacks. Exercise to tone, and to burn calories. Keep in mind that fat=9 calories/gram whereas proteins and carbohydrates =4 calories/gram of food. Eat healthy! ...Read more

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What is the difference between starch and gluten? I'm on a starch free diet, I was told gluten free is the same, but gluten free has starch? Help

What is the difference between starch and gluten? I'm on a starch free diet, I was told gluten free is the same, but gluten free has starch? Help

Different things: Gluten is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grain species, including barley and rye. Starch is a sugar (carbohydrate) consisting of a large number of glucose units joined together. Gluten free is not the same as starch free for example tapioca flour is gluten free but it is a starch. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Just wondering, why I have no energy. I eat healthy, I am on a no starch diet, by dr orders, but I can rarely "function" my energy lvl is gone!

Just wondering, why I have no energy. I eat healthy, I am on a no starch diet, by dr orders, but I can rarely "function" my energy lvl is gone!

Possible thyroid.: Variety of issues can cause this although the most frequent cause is usually nothing.- thyroid, anemia, connective tissue diseases, cancers, etc- usually requires some simple screening lab tests. Not sure the diet is helping you any. ...Read more

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Was told by homapathic doc gallbladder in infected. All med tests neg. Told no sugar, salt, starch for months. He said this will heal if you diet?

Was told by homapathic doc gallbladder in infected. All med tests neg. Told no sugar, salt, starch for months. He said this will heal if you diet?

Doubtful: Homeopathic diagnosis and remedies have no basis in science. As much as I would like to believe the simplicity of this discipline is true, there is simply no scientific evidence to say that it is ...Read more

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My doctor said I should eat a lot of vegetable, small amount of starch and drink lots of water. How can I maintain my weight and not lose on this diet.

My doctor said I should eat a lot of vegetable, small amount of starch and drink lots of water. How can I maintain my weight and not lose on this diet.

Protein? Oils/fats?: If a person is eating just vegetables (like those leafy ones), and a little bit of starch, she is probably trying to lose weight. To be on a balanced vegan diet with low carbs (little starch), she'll need protein such as from tofu or nuts, and probably need some "healthy" fats such as olive oil or nut-butters. She can ask the doctor about the best sources of protein and fats, for her situation. ...Read more

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Can shift to low processed/starch carb diet affect menstruation in type 1 diabetic?

Can shift to low processed/starch carb diet affect menstruation in type 1 diabetic?

No!: No, it would not --- unless you are a type 2 needing Insulin with other features of metabolic syndrome! but you should avoid starch in either case, low processed or not! ...Read more

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How do u diet when all u like is meat and starches? I eat green beans, peas, bananas, apples, grapes, watermelon, and tomatoes. Help!

How do u diet when all u like is meat and starches? I eat green beans, peas, bananas, apples, grapes, watermelon, and tomatoes. Help!

Growing into Adults: There will be several opportunities in your life to change you life for the better. I would like you to re-read your question as if you are the teacher in class and there is a stubborn student who is clever and yet just cannot say the right answer. To be healthy you need to change your life. It is growing up and taking responsibility. Eating a balanced meal and living for health is possible. ...Read more

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Is a low sugar, low starch diet that includes eating protein, fats and leafy vegetables effective for sustained weight loss and is it healthful?

Is a low sugar, low starch diet that includes eating protein, fats and leafy vegetables effective for sustained weight loss and is it healthful?

Absolutely; LCHF is: Healthy (Look up on Google). LFHC is not (rare exceptions). Study & Learn HFLC, weigh daily, record & focus on being grateful+life successes! Study Ben Carson book THINKBIG, http://goo. Gl/DKvdSI, http://goo. Gl/mpd4Y6, http://goo. Gl/gGXn9f, http://goo. Gl/cypKOp, http://NuSI. Org, http://goo. Gl/dhux4V, http://goo. Gl/aRhOU2, http://goo. Gl/C7Ojc4, http://goo. Gl/Z8g5US, http://goo. Gl/ynq0BZ, my asnwers. ...Read more

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How safe is the four hour body "slow carb" diet promoted by tim ferriss? This seems to be talked about everywhere; it promises no counting calories, and you get a pigout "cheat day" every week. But the rest of the time = no fruit & no starch (beans and v

How safe is the four hour body "slow carb" diet promoted by tim ferriss? This seems to be talked about everywhere; it promises no counting calories, and you get a pigout "cheat day" every week. But the rest of the time = no fruit & no starch (beans and v

Another fad: Dieting is difficult but also simple. The only way to lose weight is to take in fewer calories than one uses up. That's it. All diets must make use of this principle all the rest is marketing hype. The main issue with many of these diets in long term adherence. In fact for sustained weight loss one often needs to eat differently for life. Popularized diets tend to fail in this regard. ...Read more

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Can eating excessive amounts of corn starch during pregnancy cause vaginal dryness?

Can eating excessive amounts of corn starch during pregnancy cause vaginal dryness?

NO: There is no direct correlation between corn starch and dryness; however, the bigger question is why you are ingesting corn starch: this condition may be pica and requires immediate medical and psychological evaluation. ...Read more

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Can using corn starch on the anus have any side effects?

Can using corn starch on the anus have any side effects?

Corn starch: Nothing that I know of, but seeing your primary are to inspect the area my lead to some clues as to other treatment options. ...Read more

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Is resistant starch healthy?

Is resistant starch healthy?

Resistant starch: Resistant starch (RS) is starch and starch degradation products that escape from digestion in the small intestine of healthy individuals.[1] Resistant starch is considered the third type of dietary fiber, as it can deliver some of the benefits of insoluble fiber and some of the benefits of soluble fiber. It is considered a beneficial carbohydrate, but has calories like anything else. ...Read more

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Can Eating Corn starch Make your baby big?

Can Eating Corn starch Make your baby big?

No effect: Unless you just eat all starches, meaning carbohydrates and gain a lot of weight or have gestational diabetes it should have no effect on your babies weight. It may cause you problems with your health ad weight. ...Read more

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Is maize starch dangerous? Can it make me fat?

Is maize starch dangerous? Can it make me fat?

Corn starch: Maize starch is also called corn starch, and is a common ingredient in many types of food. Eating in moderation should not make you fat, and it certainly isn't dangerous unless you have a corn allergy. Good luck and thanks for your question. ...Read more

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Can baby powder or baby corn starch catch on fire?

Can baby powder or baby corn starch catch on fire?

Yes: It is very unlikely and rare-but baby powder and corn starch are flammable. ...Read more

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I have a craving to eat ice, dirt, starch. What this mean?

I have a craving to eat ice, dirt, starch. What this mean?

Possibly anemia: The symptom you are describing is known as pica which can be associated with anemia (low blood count). There are other causes as well with unknown reason being the most common cause. You should contact your health care provider about this symptom. ...Read more

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What happens if a person eats / craves a lot of corn starch?

What happens if a person eats / craves a lot of corn starch?

Carb excess...: Eating corn starch is similar to eating sugar, because corn starch is a simple carbohydrate that gets broken down into sugar as digestion occurs. So, one would get excessive carbs, which is not good for the body. Craving corn starch is harmful only in that it causes anxiety (due to craving something all the time), but is not so bad because the person is only craving, not eating. ...Read more

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Are beans full of starch?

Are beans full of starch?

Beans full of starch: No.
Beans have both carbohydrates (starch) but contain more protein. They are also part of the meat and meat substitutes group. For this reason, eating one serving of beans, ñ will count as one serving from the starch group and one serving from the meat group. ...Read more