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Doctor insights on: Hunger And Starvation Diets

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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


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What is the absolute minimum calorie intake number which doesn't suggest you are on a starvation diet , yet could still be able to walk hiking distanc?

What is the absolute minimum calorie intake number which doesn't suggest you are on a starvation diet , yet could still be able to walk hiking distanc?

Eat for hiking.: Look, hiking is tough. Hiking requires calories. You can't skimp on calories and then expect to hike regularly, unless you want to be unhealthy and undernourished and pass out on the trail someplace. If you're looking to lose weight or improve fitness, skimping on calories and compromising your health would not be the way to do it. ...Read more

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Why do people go on starvation diets?

Why do people go on starvation diets?

Too lose weight: Starvation diets are used by many patients to rapidly lose weight. They do not cause any sustainable weight loss and are very unhealthy. ...Read more

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Please answer me. Is a starvation diet really unhealthy?

Yes, super unhealthy: It will also backfire on you because your metabolic rate will drop. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods to eat after a starvation diet ?

Please suggest what foods to eat after a starvation diet ?

Diet and exercise: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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How can I shift weight after coming back from a starvation diet?

How can I shift weight after coming back from a starvation diet?

Eat right: Starvation diets cause loss of muscle mass which is slower to gain back than fat. The body tends to pack on fat until lost muscle mass is regained. Exercise and eat enough protein and good fats such as coconut oil. ...Read more

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How can you shift weight after coming back from a starvation diet?

How can you shift weight after coming back from a starvation diet?

How was the wt lost?: Did you find out if there was a medical reason you gain wt? This is very important. Need to see a wt mngt med doctor. If it was a matter of eating incorrectly & not exercising, then the way to come out of starvation mode is to slowly reintroduce food over 4-6 wks. Continue to exercise 4/7 days min. Drink 64 ozs h2o. Weigh daily and keep track of intake total, when wt is stable you will be there. ...Read more

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What is a good diet which will could you help me loose weight fast or a way of easy starvation?

Reduce weight: This is a repeat of what I have said before. My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if nothing is changing.. Im starting to concider starvation diet to lose weight?

Starvation Diet =: Failure. If you starve yourself, your metabolic rate will drop and you will easily gain weight. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. If you are really struggling consider working with a trainer and a nutritionist. Take care. ...Read more