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Doctor insights on: Velocity Diet For Obese People

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Can you please describe the healthiest long term diet program for obese people?

1200 calories a day: It is hard to give an answer without knowing more about the individual patient's weight, height, and activity levels. In our research trials, we advise women to eat a 1200 calorie diet and then adjust the diet based on weight loss and exercise. This should cause weight loss of about 2-3 lb per week. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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What do you advise if I'm obese and weight 102 kgs. I have tried everything alll diets and exercises everythin works temporary only?

What do you advise if I'm obese and weight 102 kgs. I have tried everything alll diets and exercises everythin works temporary only?

It has to be a : LIFESTYLE change. 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. Be physically active with both cardio ...Read more

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I am obese and diabetic, what diet is best for me to lse weight?

Low carb: A higher protein, low carb diet is best but there are several important parts. First, eat lots of low carb vegetables, if you get over 50% of your food as vegetables, you'll lose weight. Second, never skip a meal, you don't respond to Insulin so you need to keep your blood sugar stable throughout the day, that helps your body not feel like its starving. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have type 1 obesity. What is the best pill to complement my diet?

I have type 1 obesity. What is the best pill to complement my diet?

Weight loss diet: If you are on a weight loss diet, you may be at risk for vitamin deficiencies, especially if you are avoiding fruits, which you should, if you want to lose efficiently. A good multivitamin may be your best friend in this situation. I have my weight loss patients take multivitamins, calcium, potassium, and fish oil. They are on a very low carb, medically supervised diet and they lose quickly. ...Read more

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What's the best diet for a obese person? How do you lose weight fast?

What's the best diet for a obese person? How do you lose weight fast?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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Iam obese what diets i can use to reduce my weight from 114 kgs to 85 kgs?

Iam obese what diets i can use to reduce my weight from 114 kgs to 85 kgs?

Be careful: Try not to get too caught up in exotic diets. There are so many studies and experts pushing a variety of diets, it's easy to be very confused. None is hands and shoulders above the rest. Basic things like focusing on nonprocessed foods with a staple of vegetables and fruits is a good place to start. Remember be mindful of portions and caloric intake, this is also key, along with exercise. ...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

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