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Are high-carbohydrate diets good or bad for losing weight and weight control?

Are high-carbohydrate diets good or bad for losing weight and weight control?

Low Carb: The typical overweight person will lose weight faster on a low or no carb diet. Carbohydrates are typically broken down into sugars very fast, so they are not very good at keepin us feel full. These wide swings in blood sugar contribute to over eating and Insulin resistance. High protein diets tend to keep us feeling fuller and blood sugars more stable. ...Read more

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Overweight (Definition)

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Can you get pancreatitis from eating unhealthy and being overweight?

Can you get pancreatitis from eating unhealthy and being overweight?

Possibly: Pancreatitis is usually due to gallstones or alcohol. There are a number of rare causes. Unhealthy eating and overweight could cause gallstones, and then the pancreatitis. Blood tests and an ultrasound of the gallbladder would be helpful. Pancreatitis due to gallstones can be serious requiring surgery. ...Read more

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Is flax oil good to help fatty liver from being obese? I am dieting and losing weight and exercising

Is flax oil good to help fatty liver from being obese? I am dieting and losing weight and exercising

Maybe: There are some small, I mean small studies that suggest some benefit in fatty liver disease for flaxseed oil, but it's not great. It's unlikely to harm you, but make sure you don't consume too much, as even if its good, the high caloric density can catch up with you and cause weight gain. Good luck. ...Read more

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Triglycerides tested high despite exercise, healthy diet. I'm also not overweight. How do I lower triglycerides?

Triglycerides tested high despite exercise, healthy diet. I'm also not overweight. How do I lower triglycerides?

High triglycerides: How high? Over 1,000? 500 300 or what? First time Dxed? What other lipid numbers do you have ? What other meds if any are u on? Does it run on your family? My recommendation is to first retest in few weeks after no alcohol if you drink. Then get the DASH diet book and try it for 2 weeks and recheck. If not normal then may need to consider meds. I am Lic in NV and can do telemedicine 4 u. ...Read more

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Why do overweight/obese people gain weight so fast and get even fatter after being on a very restrictive diet?

Why do overweight/obese people gain weight so fast and get even fatter after being on a very restrictive diet?

Insulin resistant: Insulin is the hormone that drives sugar into the cells where it is stored as fat. Most obese folks are insulin resistant, and have high levels of insulin. That's why Metformin is such an effective weight loss agent. Metformin restores insulin receptor sensitivity, reduces the body's insulin requirement, resulting in reduced carbohydrate cravings and reduced storage of fat. ...Read more

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Could eating less and healthy foods make you lose weight?

Could eating less and healthy foods make you lose weight?

Excellent approach: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. 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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Healthy and beneficial foods for a hypoglycemic. Eat a lot of carbs but i'm gaining weight :(?

Healthy and beneficial foods for a hypoglycemic. Eat a lot of carbs but i'm gaining weight :(?

Hypoglycemia only: Exists if you have diabetes and are on an incorrect dose of medication. Otherwise, there is no such thing in the absence of end-stage cancer, kidney or liver disease, or prior stomach or GI surgery. The diagnosis of hypoglycemia is made frequently and incorrectly in many people. It is not really hypoglycemia, and not dangerous but a normal body reaction if you're obese. Eat less/lose weight. ...Read more

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Why women out there can't lose weight despite healthy diet and exercise?

Why women out there can't lose weight despite healthy diet and exercise?

Different situations: Weight loss it s not as easy at it seems. If someone is morbid obese it is very difficult to exercise so burning calories it s almost impossible. Also lack of motivation is another reason. Healthy food is more expensive than junk food and requires time for cooking. If you want to loose 6 or 8 pounds this can be achieved with diet exercise and motivation. When you want to loose 50-60 pounds is hard. ...Read more

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For weight loss, is it ok to eat unhealthy and sugary foods, but stay under your calorie, sugar, and fat goals?

For weight loss, is it ok to eat unhealthy and sugary foods, but stay under your calorie, sugar, and fat goals?

No!: It is never "okay" to eat an unhealthy diet. You may well lose weight on any low calorie diet, but your nutrition and your overall health with suffer if you are not making that low calorie diet balanced and complete in essential nutrients. Krista, PLEASE think long term, and not just about quick fixes! ...Read more

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Could I lose weight and improve fitness simply by healthy eating without exercise?

Minimal: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight by dieting/ healthy eating and no exericse?

Yes: The concept remains calories burned must exceed calories consummed. However, for best results - healthy food choices should be combined with physical activity. ...Read more

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How do un and saturated fat and trans fat contribute to obesity?

How do un and saturated fat and trans fat contribute to obesity?

Like other fats: Fats have 9 calories per gram as compared to about 4 calories per gram for protein and carbohydrates. Fats, good or bad, all have about the same caloric content and are more or less equally fatteing. ...Read more

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I'm a teen athlete trying to lose weight but despite my cut of sodas and restricting sweets and general junk food, I've seen little to no results..

I'm a teen athlete trying to lose weight but despite my cut of sodas and restricting sweets and general junk food, I've seen little to no results..

Overweight: Perhaps you are not overweight! But if so, be sure to add an hour of exercise a day that leaves you short of breath while doing it. Keep up the good nutritional choices they will benefit you for life! ...Read more

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Im borderline pcos causes by insulin resistance. I've been eating very unhealthy and developing problems. Will eating healthy reverse all this?

Im borderline pcos causes by insulin resistance. I've been eating very unhealthy and developing problems.  Will eating healthy reverse all this?

Eat healthy: Eating healthy will help with the insulin resistance. Eating a diet high in fiber and low in processed foods also helps insulin resistance. This includes fresh vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds. While it may not reverse the insulin resistance, it may minimize its effects. ...Read more

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5'2 and 129 pounds how much weight should I lose to look healthy and not pudgy?

5'2 and 129 pounds how much weight should I lose to look healthy and not pudgy?

Many vales: For women: based on the healthy bmi recommendation, your recommended weight is 95.7 lbs - 140.5 lbs for men: based on the healthy bmi recommendation, your recommended weight is 99.5 lbs - 140.0 lbs. ...Read more

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