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Is the water diet healthy?

Is the water diet healthy?

No.: In and of itself, the water diet does nothing to increase health. Set aside the questionable weight loss. The water diet explicitly says you can still eat what you want as long as you ingest 64oz of cold water. So if you were having fast food all day before the water diet, you'd be eating just as unhealthily while on the diet. ...Read more

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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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Is 16 oz. Of electrolyte fluid, and 112 oz. Of water in a day unhealthy? Diet instructions given by medi weight loss doctor

Is 16 oz. Of electrolyte fluid, and 112 oz. Of water in a day unhealthy? Diet instructions given by medi weight loss doctor

Depends on solution: The content of the "electrolyte fluid" is the key to answering the question. Your daily requirements for fluid losses are exceeded by this volume, but quite acceptable if you have normal kidney function. The fluid should contain at least the daily requirements for sodium and potassium, and ideally would include additional additives (such as magnesium) in appropriate amounts. ...Read more

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Is the guinness and banana diet effective?

Is the guinness and banana diet effective?

Effective for what?: I'm sure its effective for staying drunk. For feeling bloated. And if you want to drive away family and friends im guessing it would work fairly well. Not healthy, lots of carbs and alcohol. Drop the guinness, replace with water, add other fruits, vegtables, lean protien sources and some whole grains. Get healthy sleep and exercise, two things guinness wont help with. ...Read more

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How good is pomegranate juice for you versus the amount of sugar per 8 oz cup/glass?

How good is pomegranate juice for you versus the amount of sugar per 8 oz cup/glass?

Be wary: Most fruit juices are just sugary beverages, providing extra calories — all from refined carbohydrates — without sating appetite. And this is true whether you drink apple or orange juice or one of the fancy new juices like acai berry or pomegranate juice. The added calories can contribute to weight gain and increased risk of both diabetes and heart disease. ...Read more

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Is eating 50 calories of fruits and vegetables easier to burn then 50 calories of junk food?

Is eating 50 calories of fruits and vegetables easier to burn then 50 calories of junk food?

Yes: Absolutely! consider the consequences of your actions before you strap on the feed bag. While it’s okay to indulge at times, you can’t easily out-exercise a big mac. ...Read more

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Can 0 calories per serving of diet pop cause your caloric intake to rise?

Can 0 calories per serving of diet pop cause your caloric intake to rise?

Sweeteners: Artificial sweeteners can trigger your brain to crave more sweet calories and you may end up eating more than you intended to. The best zero calorie drink is water. ...Read more

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Does coffee consumption count towards the recommended 8-eight cups of water needed for basic daily hydration?

Does coffee consumption count towards the recommended 8-eight cups of water needed for basic daily hydration?

Yes but...: you must also recognize that you should limit your intake of caffeine to no more than 400 mg of caffeine / day; approx. 2 cups of brewed coffee, be mindful of other sources of caffeine. This way you can meet your hydration baseline, tap into the multiple benefits of coffee without risking the harmful effects. Cheers! ...Read more

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What is the recommended daily dietary intake of protein, fats and carbohydrates in grams for an adult?

What is the recommended daily dietary intake of protein, fats and carbohydrates in grams for an adult?

Look it in two ways: 250 grams of carbohydrates. 60 grams of protein per day. 65 fat grams per day. You have to keep in mind the body wieght those numbers could be high or low. Fat is 20 to 35 percent of daily calories protein is 10 to 35 percent of daily calories carbohydrates is 45 to 65 percent of your daily calorie intake. ...Read more

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Sample feeding schedule or menu for a 7mo who eats fruits and veggies? She eats a jar of fruit in the AM & a jar of veggies PM w/25 oz of formula/day

Sample feeding schedule or menu for a 7mo who eats fruits and veggies? She eats a jar of fruit in the AM & a jar of veggies PM w/25 oz of formula/day

It doesn't matter: Aside from not feeding anything at night, it doesn't matter what the feeding schedule is. At 6-9 months, a baby gets most of his nutrition from breast milk or formula (don't need to count the total ounces). Solid foods are for fun, for experience, and for the variety. 2-4 oz food at 3 times a day works fine. Using a high chair, and feeding at the dining table at meal times, helps form good habits. ...Read more

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Can drinking high amounts of water remove the affects of a high salt diet?

Can drinking high amounts of water remove the affects of a high salt diet?

Somewhere between: not much and not a bit. First, in fluid accumulation, taking both water and salt makes it much worse. High salt diets do NOT generally get people's sodium level abnormal simply because it triggers thirst and people drink and it triggers water retnetion and people swell. ...Read more

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Diet pills, eating under 500 cal per day in food (nuts, fruit, fish veg etc), drinking wine bottle x 3/4pw, how will this affect my body? 138lb 5'8

Diet pills, eating under 500 cal per day in food (nuts, fruit, fish veg etc), drinking wine bottle x 3/4pw, how will this affect my body? 138lb 5'8

Not healthy: See your pcp without delay for exam and guidance on your weight and proper eating. You may need closer to 2000 + calories / day depending on your level of activity. Be honest about any other meds/ alcohol/drug use and current stresses. Take care of your health and please get help. ...Read more

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Is eating too much fruit (7-9 servings a day) along with a balanced diet of vegetables, proteins, and whole grains, considered too much?

Is eating too much fruit (7-9 servings a day) along with a balanced diet of vegetables, proteins, and whole grains, considered too much?

Too much for what?: It sounds great ! i want to imagine your portions of fruits as kind of moderate or small and balanced...It is only too much effort for any average person to even imagine such a great and healthy diet ! good job. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to get all of one's recommended calorie intake by consuminf only fruits and vegetables?

Is it healthy to get all of one's recommended calorie intake by consuminf only fruits and vegetables?

Healthy: It is currently recommended that we take in 5 servings of veggies and 4 servings of fruit per day. It is best that your diet be nutrionally balanced with protein, dairy, meat/fish (unless vegetarian) & healthy fats. ...Read more

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My wife eats one meal a day that includes one bag of spinach, a bowl of fat free sugar free pudding and grapes. Is this healthy? She's not dieting.

My wife eats one meal a day that includes one bag of spinach, a bowl of fat free sugar free pudding and grapes. Is this healthy?  She's not dieting.

Hi fiber & hi carbs: If her daily diet has as little variation as you describe, then no she is not eating a balanced healthy diet. While she is getting a considerable amount of fiber, she is eating little protein or fat. Please explore with her the reasons for her self-imposed dietary restriction/ choices then suggest she may benefit from nutritionist counseling to best achieve her longterm dietary requirements. ...Read more