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What Is The Difference Between A Fad Diet And A Low Calorie Diet
Diets: Fad diets are marketing ploys to promote a concept that has more to do with making money than with a well-balanced diet that promotes long-term compliance conducive with a healthy lifestyle. Many of these diets are also low calorie diets. A low calorie diet is a diet that provides extremely low calories in order to produce significant weight loss. They can be unbalanced and cause problems. ...Read more
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
Need advice on what is the the difference between a low carb diet, a low fat diet, and a low calorie diet?
Food is Energy/nutri: Our food is a source of energy in the form of calories.3 key nutrients our body needs are carbs, proteins and fat. We need to eat a balanced diet with about a third of each nutrient. Once you understand these concepts you will find answers to your questions. Healthy food should have ample proteins which come from eggs, low fat milk, tofu and fish. Add to it fruits & veggies. Yu're eating healthy! ...Read more
Many: Low calorie diets are usually between 1000 and 1200 calories females, allow for some fats (mostly the "good" fats). They should be balanced with complex carbs (not refined) and good quality protein. The "low fat diets" only work if you don't substitute sugar and simple carb calories for the fat you don't eat. Low fat diets did not work in the 1980's because sugar/carbs were consumed instead of fat. ...Read more
Fad diet vs low cal: This is what they call an "age old" question: Which diet works best? There are LOTS of diets out there, most of which actually work to induce weight loss. The real issue is KEEPING THE WEIGHT OFF. I recommend people find a diet they can actually stay on for LIFE. Lower calories, increasing exercise, avoiding processed foods, and drinking at least 64 oz of water. That's a diet for life! ...Read more
It's all relative.: For very low calorie diets, potatoes are relatively high calorie [1 cup of diced potato is 55 calories] compared to 1 serving of turnips or even better deal cooked radishes/daikon. But potatoes are a good deal compared to 1/2 cup of white rice [120 calories], 1 cup of noodles, bread or bagels. So it depends on how low you're trying to go. ...Read more
Anorexia = illness:
Being on a low calorie diet = being on a diet that is low in calories.
Anorexia nervosa = believing that one's body is abnormal contrary to perceptions of others (example: someone who is very thin insisting that he/she is too fat); obsessing about possibility of weight gain; insisting on being underweight, even if it is affecting his/her health severely. It can be a life-threatening illness. ...Read more
Short answer: It seems logical that if calories are the problem, you would want to eat as few of them as possible to speed weight loss. As a general rule, people need a minimum of 1, 200 calories daily to stay healthy. People who have a strenuous fitness routine or perform many daily activities need more calories. If you have reduced your calorie intake below 1, 200 calories a day, you could be hurting your body ...Read more
Muffins HiCarb, ↓Loss: What are your goals? Calories are units of heat to warm h20 as measured in a calorimeter, not by eating & routinely guessed for ↓$, per usual practices. Study: wikipedia. Org/calorimeter, nusi. Org, lustig, taubes, attia, enig, dietdoctor, videos: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, sugar the bitter truth, science for smart people, big fat fiasco, why we get fat & my answers on healthtap. ...Read more
Persevere with it: It is a long term goal which requires persistence with your good eating behavior. It will slowly give you the results you want but be pateint and aim to lose about 1 pound each week or over 2 weeks. Add regular exercise to your low calorie eating, you will see better results from the combined efforts. Good luck. ...Read more
Just go ahead and do: There is no magic formula. Just proceed yet eat healthy which means low fat diet with ample amount of proteins which come from eggs, tofu, low fat milk and yogurt and fish. Add to it ample amount of veggies and fruits with each meal, you will do well for your long term good health. ...Read more
There may be danger: There could be some danger if you are not adequately hydrated and have not taken enough energy (that is calories) to expend during excercise. ...Read more
Not necessarily: In many cases the low cal diet can signal to the thyroid that you are in starvation mode thus preventing weight loss. A surer way to lose weight is by eating a meditteranean style diet minus any grains containing gluten and including low glycemic foods. Eating 3 meals and 2 snacks may show more results than calorie counting. Let me know how you do. ...Read more
Difficult: Low-carb diet is likely to promote weight loss, at least at first, but risky. Weight loss may or may not continue long term, depending on your commitment to following the eating plan. If you abandon the low-carb diet and return to your former eating habits, you may regain any lost weight. ...Read more
Its sort of the only thing that sticks out. I'm already on a low calorie diet, how else can I slim down?
Exc: Less calories, and burn by exc regularly provided no loe thyroid is the key to loose wt also cut down carbs. ...Read more
If I carbo load for two days then stick to a low calorie diet for two weeks and repeat the process, will it help me lose weight?
No: Carbohydrate loading will never cause weight loss. ...Read more
Is there any reason why I gain weight very easily now even on a low calorie diet as about 3 to 4 years ago I would eat more & not gain weight at all??
Don't starve urself: If u don't eat too often and wait too many hours to eat the body will store what it can into lipids=fat cells because it feels it should hibernate. If u eat every 2-3 hours the body feels it needs to burn off the food. Other aspects to consider are u'r thyroid, sex hormones like estrogen or Progesterone or even testosterone-but they would also come with unusual hair in areas u may not have had. ...Read more
Probably not: It wold depend on the amount of protein you consume and how much you work out to develop and keep the muscles. Low calorie diets may not supply the anount of carbs, protein and fat you will need to maintain. It would depend on your height and weight and age. I would be very careful, work with a reputable sports trainer, sports medicine doctor and reputable nutritionist. Danger! Will robinson! ...Read more
I am an endomorph, 5ft7 78kg, I keep seeing that an endo needs a low calorie diet, how low should I go on my calories?
Yes: A consistently low calorie diet leading to significant and/or rapid weight loss can cause the body's hormonal balance to become disrupted. It is not uncommon for someone who is significantly underweight or who has lost weight very rapidly to experience amenorrhea, or the absence of menstruation. ...Read more
A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more
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