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Why Is A Fat Diet Not Good For You
Moderation: How much fat are we talking about? You need carbohydrates- to run the brain, heart, muscles etc. If your diet is over 50% fat, you may be limiting the ability of the body to function. Some fats, like unsaturated fats are healthier than saturated fats- are solid at room temperature. I say moderation- 20% of diet from protein, 60% from carbs like fruits, vegetables,grains and 20% healthy fats ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What do you suggest if i would like to make it a lifestyle.. With a diet like veggies/coffee/oatmeal etc. Is this a good way to maintain health and lose weight safely?
To Lose weight: I admire you for your concern for Health and lose weight safely. Veggies/coffee/oatmeal is not a Healthy Diet. Have Balanced Diet with Protein, Fat, carbohydrates, Minerals, Vitamins and Anti-oxidants. Start with 1500 Calories/day and daily exercise to lose weight. Walk, hike, swim, dance Set goal of losing 5-8 ponds/month. Feel good about your achievements See a Physician and Nutritionist ...Read more
What is a good diet and exercise plan that you would recommend for someone looking to lose a lot of weight?
Healthy diet: Most important is to cut caloric intake. If you aim to eat 500 less calories per day than your body needs http://www.Freedieting.Com/tools/calorie_calculator.Htm and exercise (30-45 min per day, 5 days a week), you will lose weight. In terms of diet: plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits, chicken and fish for meet, very little bread and no sweats or soft drinks, plenty of water. ...Read more
Is a 1200 calorie a day diet healthy, for losing weight? Is it a good diet if you are not trying to lose weight. Because sometimes you miss meals.
Ok: Milk is a good source for both. That is fine. ...Read more
I need to eat healthier and am considering the Paleo Diet. Is this a good idea? If not, what would be a basic, reliable, simple and easy alternative?
If you have a good nutritional diet does it make your skin look healthier and generally nicer, and what is a good balance of food types to eat?
Good balance: 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. 3-5 ounces of lean meat, chicken or fish as protein, or eggs, or 1 cup of milk. Complex carbohydrates in the form of whole grains, should make up 1/4 of your plate servings. 1/2 your plate should be fresh fruits and or vegetables. And 1/4 of your plate should be protein. Beans and legumes are also healthy carbohydrates. Avoid too much fat, fried foods. ...Read more
As a pharmacist i want to know pharmacologically why coffee is not a healthy source of antioxidants?
It certainly is : A source. However, for many people its benefit is overwhelmed by caffeine. There are therefore better antioxidant sources. The "feeling of having more energy" from caffeine is misleading for many people that take it to overcome fatigue. They are actually consuming energy that they can ill afford. ...Read more
Cardio Mix: If you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
Can be helpful: The "virgin diet" is an eating and exercise plan one can follow for a lifetime. You eat real (not packaged) food. Also you can learn whether you're sensitive to gluten, eggs, dairy, soy, peanuts, corn, and/or sugar (including artificial sweeteners). These foods may cause a variety of symptoms as well as weight gain. You end up with a very clean, healthy way of eating based on your own responses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you think is a good weight for a 17 year old female who is 5'9. Also can you recommend a site for free diet plans?
Body mass index: Is not perfect, but it's a pretty good way to get a quick idea of what weight you should be. Here's a link to a chart: http://www.Calculatebmi.Co/bmi-calculator-for-women/. On here, you should be in the green zone, meaning you want to weigh 125 - 165 roughly. Try sparkpeople.Com for diet plans. ...Read more
Steel cut oats: Not all oatmeal is the same. The type of oatmeal that is beneficial is steel cut oats. It has negligible saturated fat, predominantly monounsaturated fat (as a percentage of total fat which is extremely low), relatively high fiber and low calories. See: http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-oats-i8123 ...Read more
What to do if i'm trying to lose weight healthy, but need a little boost! what is a diet pill that would help?
Diet pills: Diet pills is not the best approach. Diet and exercise will take longer to lose weight but is much better for you even though it will take more time to get to the point you want. Half a pound a week is OK even if it takes a year to lose 25 pounds. You will feel much better this way than aiming for rapid bone loss. One thing that will happen to your benefit is converting your fat to muscle. ...Read more
Please describe a good diet and exercise plan that you would recommend for me to lose a lot of weight?
Diet/exercise plan: A diet is just a plan for eating, it doesn't have to be a weight loss diet. The best documented diet is probably the mediterranean diet, i would use it and limit to less than 1800cal/day. Aerobic exercise at least 30min. A day and make these a lifelong habit. Don't smoke and take care of any disease risk factors with your doc. ...Read more
I'm planning on having a meatloaf for dinner made with extra lean beef. Is that good for you? And does it have any fat? If so is it good fats?
See below: Just like the name says, extra lean means less fat, not no fat. Beef does not have any good fat - it's all unhealthy fat but extra lean decreases this fat. ...Read more
Please explain if it is really healthier to be a vegetarian or to have a mix diet of meat and veggies?
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