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Why is diet soda not recommended for losing weight?

Why is diet soda not recommended for losing weight?

A sweet imposter: Although diet soda has no caloric value by itself, the sweet taste from it and caffeine are often addicting. Drinking diet soda/juices teaches your body to like sweet and when u don't have it, u tend to snack on sweet junk-foods, which are big wt gainers. Also, soda binds iron and calcium in your stomache/intestine contributing to anemia and thinning bones. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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If you have polycystic ovary syndrome does it stop you from losing weight on a diet?

If you have polycystic ovary syndrome does it stop you from losing weight on a diet?

Yes : Pcos is caused by high estrogen combined with high Insulin which then transforms estrogen into testosterone. A low carbohydrate diet is needed. Also iodine deficiency can contribute to this problem. Yes high Insulin and high estrogen can keep you from losing weight these hormonal imbalances also inhibit thyroid function. ...Read more

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Will drinking diet pop help you if you are trying to lose weight?

Will drinking diet pop help you if you are trying to lose weight?

Not likely: Diet pops dont have caloric values in themselves and thus don't directly contribute to weight gain. Neither will they help you lose wt. As a matter of fact, they likely increase wt gain because: your taste buds enjoy the sweet tastes provided by the diet pops and when no diet pops available, u likely snack more on other sweets, hence the weight gain. The preservatives r not so healthy. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been on the hCG diet for one week so far and I am getting really hungry. I have cheated by eating nuts. Will this stop me form losing weight?

I've been on the hCG diet for one week so far and I am getting really hungry. I have cheated by eating nuts. Will this stop me form losing weight?

Yes: You must follow the diet originally created by dr. Simeon. If you are getting hungry than you are not on real HCG or the proper dose. The only way to do this diet is under supervision of a qualified physician and strict adherence to the original 500 calorie diet. When done the right way, you will not be hungry. The wrong nuts have high fat content which is counter to the diet. ...Read more

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Iv been on a high protein calorie deficit diet for 10 days and IV lost 4 kilograms. How long can I do it for until my body stops losing weight?

Iv been on a high protein calorie deficit diet for 10 days and IV lost 4 kilograms. How long can I do it for until my body stops losing weight?

Depends on...: lots of factors, including but not limited to: baseline weight, percentage body fat, level of activity, amount of protein and calories in the diet, other. Initial weight loss includes relatively lots of fluid loss ( due to protein metabolism and waste removal). "Hard" part comes later, slower. Such diets can cause lots of fluid and electrolyte (blood chemistry) problems- need medical supervision ...Read more

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Does diet pop make you gain weight?

Not directly, but...: Diet pops dont have caloric values in themselves and thus don't directly contribute to weight gain. Neither will they help you lose wt. As a matter of fact, they likely increase wt gain because: your taste buds enjoy the sweet tastes provided by the diet pops and when no diet pops available, u likely snack more on other sweets, hence the weight gain. The preservatives r not so healthy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Daily program diet for losing weight?

Daily program diet for losing weight?

Many options!: If you want a program that works and has meals pre-made for you so you don't have to measure and track calories, I would try Take Shape for Life. I, myself, used this program and lost 60 lb which has stayed off for 5 years. If that's not appealing, then look at www.myfitnesspal.com for ideas. A great book to read on permanent weight control: Dr. A's Habits of Health by Dr. Wayne Scott Anderson ...Read more

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Is volumetrics diet right thing to do for losing weight?

Is volumetrics diet right thing to do for losing weight?

Can work: High volume (fiber) and water content makes you feel full with less "calorie density". A little box of raisins gas about 150 calories and 75 dried grapes. You can swallow that in 2 bites. 75 grapes makes you fuller. ...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