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What Is The Difference Between A Low Fat Diet And A Low Cholesterol Diet
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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
Moderation: While high in oils, these oils are healthy and more benefit achieved from vitamins and other nutrients. Like just about everything else, too much of a good thing can be bad. There are more calories and that can increase weight. ...Read more
Not if he's jewish or muslim.....
If not in moderation then. ...Read more
Low animal: Chol: animal product. Decreasing/avoiding animal products lowers chol intake. Eggs, liver, organ meats, butter, lard, shortening, fatty meats are high chol foods. Blood levels increase more with high fat (especially solid fats, and trans fats), simple sugars, and hi chol intake. Low chol diet generally aims for <200 -300mg/day (an egg has about 240mg). ...Read more
What to do if I have to make a menu for a low cholesterol diet, but i don't know what to put on it. Any suggestions?
In general stick with plant foods and avoid saturated fats. See this site for specific dishes.
http://www.foodnetwork.com/topics/low-cholesterol/index.html?utm_campaign=argyle+social-2011-05;utm_medium=squared+r+agency;utm_source=twitter;utm_term=2011-05-26-15-10-00. ...Read more
My dad's cholesterol is 300 despite taking 40mg atorvastatins and following low cholesterol diet. What else can he do?
Keep taking it: Your dad should follow a vegetarian, vegan or Mediterranean diet. He should exercise daily, not smoke, and be sure he has normal BP. Beyond that, he need not do anything else. The 2013 AHA guidelines point out that just taking a statin is protective regardless of the level attained - they don't even recommend re-checking it after you begin the statin. (not everyone agrees but it's useful to know). ...Read more
What do you suggest if my father's cholesterol is 300 despite taking 40mg atorvastatins and following low cholesterol diet?
Shift: Consider shifting to a more potent statin which is Rusovastatin(Crestor (rosuvastatin) ) . Doubling the dose of Atorvastatin will lower cholesterol only by a third and your father has a long way to go. If unsuccessful consider finding a lipid specialist who may refer him for trials using new drugs. Your father appears to have a genetic type of hypercholesterolemia. ...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
How can you lower cholesterol numbers when a low fat, low cholesterol diet and aerobic exercise don't work?
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
I had my gallbladder removed & I get diarrhea often. I was put on a low cholesterol diet, but now spicy food is causing diarrhea. What foods are safe?
do not worry diarrhea is very common after GB surgery your body trying to adjust to the lack of the GB regulating the bile and to the flood of bile that is now dripping constantly from the common duct eventually the body will componsate the reason the fatty food and the spicy food caused diarrhea because they are both increased the gastric acid and that stimulate more bile and enzymes
good luck ...Read more
Is turkey a better protein for a low cholesterol diet than red meat? The packages seem to indicate it has more cholesterol but I always hear that red meat is worse
Poultry is better: Avoid prepackaged foods. In general, stick with poultry and fish over red meats, which should be eaten in limited quantities. ...Read more
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Cholesterol: Regular exercise: 30 to 40 minutes , 4-5 days per week. ...Read more
I'm on a mainly vegan high carb low fat diet and heard it is unhealthy. i feel better&i'm trying to gain weight/muscle. should i continue this diet?
Yes, as long as...: Vegan diets when done properly are very healthy. High carb diets can lead to weight gain but that is what you are aiming for. Not all carbs are created equal. Minimize simple carbs (sugars, starches) and emphasize complex carbs. No need to avoid healthy fats like olive oil, coconut oil and nuts. Make sure you are getting enough protein. Supplement with B12 & D. See http://tinyurl.com/l9gtgjw ...Read more
What to do for fatty liver with no cause (bmi 20, exercising regularly, eating a low fat diet and no alcohol, history of anorexia/bulimia?)
Hi, Thank you for your question.
This might just be due to genetics. You should still continuing living healthy. Very impressive.
Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions.
Dr. M ...Read more
It doesn't: Most diets are simply temporary fixes to a much bigger problem. We decide to go on a diet for awhile and exercise to temporarily lose a few pounds. Let's change our thinking process. We have to make long term changes in order to attain proper long term goals...Healthy disease free living. We must get out of the temporary fixes of a diet and work on lifestyle changes that last forever. ...Read more
200 calories from fat, poly and mono unsaturated fats are preferred.
65% of your calories from complex carbohydrates- (1300 calories)whole grains, beans legumes,
and 20% of you calories from protein (400 calories)such as lean cuts of meat chicken or turkey, fish, and fat free dairy products
fruits and vegetables should be present at every meal. ...Read more
Fat is good for you: if it is good fat such as olive oil and coconut oil. Avoid transfats found in packaged foods and pastries. If you don't eat good fat you will feel hungry a lot, w/or w/out a special diet. Please do what your doc says but being a fathead is good. Eat butter rather than marjarine, trusting a cow rather than a chemist. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Cheese: For regular cheeses, the answer is no. But there are no fat cottage cheeses that may fit the bill for you. ...Read more
A few months: Safe weight loss is 5-10lbs per month. More than that generally involves fad diets which end up making you lose and then gain again. ...Read more
What are you trying to achieve ? A low fat and low carb diet is certainly possible. One must first calculate your goals of such a diet.
Weight loss? Athletic performance? Why are you dieting this way?.
Speak to your physician. Only he/she can appropriately suggest an appropriate diet for you. Bariatricians are particularly suited to addressing these questions. Try www.Asbp.Org for a doctor. ...Read more
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