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Are high-protein diets safe for weight loss?

Are high-protein diets safe for weight loss?

For most healthy people, a high-protein diet generally isn't harmful, particularly when followed for a short time: Such diets may help with weight loss by making you feel fuller. However, the risks of using a high-protein diet with carbohydrate restriction for the long term are still being studied. Several health problems may result if a high-protein diet is followed for an extended time: Some high-protein diets restrict carbohydrate intake so much that they can result in nutritional deficiencies or insufficient fiber, which can cause problems such as bad breath, headache and constipation. , Some high-protein diets include foods such as red meat and full-fat dairy products, which may increase your risk of heart disease. , A high-protein diet may worsen kidney function in people with kidney disease because your body may have trouble eliminating all the waste products of protein metabolism. . If you want to follow a high-protein diet, choose your protein wisely. Good choices include soy protein, beans, nuts, fish, skinless poultry, lean beef, pork and low-fat dairy products. Avoid processed meats. The quality of the carbohydrates (carbs) you eat is important too. Cut processed carbs from your diet, and choose carbs that are high in fiber and nutrient-dense, such as whole grains and vegetables and fruit. It's always a good idea to talk with your doctor before starting a weight-loss diet. And that's especially important in this case if you have kidney disease, diabetes or other chronic health condition. Finally, keep in mind that weight loss may be temporary, especially if you return to your previous way of eating. The best eating plan is one that you can stick to long-term. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Are water weight pills good in aiding weight loss?

Are water weight pills good in aiding weight loss?

No: Diuretics are used for fluid overload and not weight loss. Incorrect use of diuretics can have negative effects on the kidney and can alter the electrolytes. ...Read more

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Healthy eating tips for improving weight loss?

Healthy eating tips for improving weight loss?

Eat less ; exercise: The key to losing weight is not a temporary diet but permanent changes. Sugars ; simple carbs from grains esp. Cause weight gain. It's also wise to avoid fried foods. I like dr. Furhman's diet: http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht dr. Weil has useful info: http://huff.To/19ygs8y- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Exercise is also important! it's also best to choose organic foods:http://bit.Ly/19x. ...Read more

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Are laxatives good for weight loss?

Are laxatives good for weight loss?

No: Laxatives should not be used as a means of weight loss. They are intended to resolve constipation. The inappropriate use of laxatives may lead to dehydration, electrolyte imbalance and other health problems. If you need to lose weight, you should consult a healthcare professional to help guide you toward a healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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I am planning to loose body weight with healthy fruits diet. Will weight loss cause hairfall?

I am planning to loose body weight with healthy fruits diet. Will weight loss cause hairfall?

Healthy diet: will not lead to hair loss. For best and safest results see your doctor for a food plan that meets your needs. Ask about exercise plan also. Low fat diet is NOT the way to go and fruits only will cause blood sugar and mood fluctuations. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is dieting necessary for weight loss?

Is dieting necessary for weight loss?

Depends on: What definition you use for "dieting". In reality, you'll need to optimize your diet, which means portion control(and thus calorie control - which some will say is "dieting") and choosing healthy food stuffs(like colorful veggies, fruits, lean proteins and healthy fats). ...Read more

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Best weight loss shakes/protien shakes to lose weight with exercise and healthy eating?

Best weight loss shakes/protien shakes to lose weight with exercise and healthy eating?

There is no best: Weight loss shake as ideally you'd stick to natural unprocessed foods as best as you can. Remember that motility wise, liquids pass through the stomach more quickly than solids and may be less appetite suppressing. Remember in regards to "diet", the best one is the one that you can stick too and control your caloric intake. ...Read more

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What supplements aid in weight loss?

What supplements aid in weight loss?

Fiber.: Keep it simple. Including fiber with every meal keeps you full longer. You can get away with eating less food without getting hungry too quickly thereafter. Less food means fewer calories which can help you lose weight. ...Read more

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Suggested diets for weight loss?

Suggested diets for weight loss?

Weight loss: The basics for starters: increase activity and decrease intake. I realize this is easier said than done. I recently lost 25 pounds with help of Jenny Craig, but any of the top programs have shown to be helpful. I also took another product that helped me. I am making long term dietary changes but sometimes a "jump start" helps. check the following site out: http://mymannapages.com/esuite/home/DrStu ...Read more

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Any vitamin tablet for gaining weight...

Any vitamin tablet for gaining weight...

Vitamins do not: help w/weight gain. Your diet, exercise level, and your metabolism all determine your weight. Please start by seeing your doc to make sure thyroid and other hormones are in balance. Then see a nutritionist for an appropriate food plan. Good fats like coconut oil are good along w/protein. Exercise will build and define muscle. Please don't define yourself by your weight. ...Read more

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What are weight gaining supplements for women and/or weight gaining methods?

What are weight gaining supplements for women and/or weight gaining methods?

Fat vs fit: You may want to gain weight but not fat. Lean body mass can increase with the combination of increase caloric intake and exercise. Resistance training and weights will help you gain mass. ...Read more

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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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Do the pills for healthy weight loss work?

Do the pills for healthy weight loss work?

No such thing: There are no weight loss pills that work and are also "healthy". Only prescription drugs work and they all have significant potential side effects. Check w/your doctor. Don't get you medical advice from tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Does phen375 weight loss pills really work to lose weight fast?

Does phen375 weight loss pills really work to lose weight fast?

Dangerous: Phentermine is a stimulant like methamphetamine. It is addictive, cause irritability, anxiety, sweating, tremor, insomnia and dry mouth. More importantly it increases blood pressure and heart rate. A similar drug called Meridia was withdrawn by the fda after it was shown to cause heart attack and strokes. Unfortunately, the modest weight loss with Phentermine and tenuate is not worth the risks. ...Read more

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What diet for loosing weight?

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What diet for loosing weight?

Low calorie: Watch your calories. Avoid processed foods with unnatural ingredients. No fast food, and be careful if you eat out as most restaurants have high-calorie foods. Find filling, low calorie foods like whole wheat. Also pay attention to what you drink-soda, alcohol, etc can have a lot of calories. Exercise regularly. To lose weight you need to burn more calories than you consume. ...Read more

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