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Why is a fat diet not good for you?

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 more

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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 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?

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

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What is a good diet and exercise plan that you would recommend for someone looking to lose a lot of weight?

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

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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.

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.

Maybe: 1200 calories a day can be a good maintainence diet, but could also cause weight gain. If you are not exercising and if there are a lot of sugars and starches iin that 1200 cal, weight gain is more likely. The more muscle mass you have, the more calories you will burn also. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to have a low fiber diet without dairy?

Is it a good idea to have a low fiber diet without dairy?

No and yes: Fiber is important; dairy is not. Fiber absorbs fat and keeps intestinal contents moving along. Get your fiber from non-starchy vegetables and beans. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Paleo Diet can: be a good choice but see your doc or a nutritionist first. One size does not fit all. What is good for one person is for another. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it not good to stop exercising for a whole week?

Is it not good to stop exercising for a whole week?

Not really: Stopping exercise for a week is not detrimental and may give your body a well needed rest. Don't forget to start back after your week of hiatus. ...Read more

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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?

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

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As a pharmacist i want to know pharmacologically why coffee is not a healthy source of antioxidants?

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

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What to if I am looking for a good exercise there is a calorie burner, can you guys help me?

What to if I am looking for a good exercise there is a calorie burner, can you guys help me?

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

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What is your opinion about the "virgin diet"? Do you think it is a good diet to do?

What is your opinion about the "virgin diet"? Do you think it is a good diet to do?

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 more

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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?

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

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Please explain why is oatmeal good for you if it has saturated fat in it?

Please explain why is oatmeal good for you if it has saturated fat in it?

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

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What to do if i'm trying to lose weight healthy, but need a little boost! what is a diet pill that would help?

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

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Please describe a good diet and exercise plan that you would recommend for me to lose a lot of weight?

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

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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

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Please explain if it is really healthier to be a vegetarian or to have a mix diet of meat and veggies?

Please explain if it is really healthier to be a vegetarian or to have a mix diet of meat and veggies?

For a healthy diet,: Check out www.Drmcdougall.Com and www.Nutritionfacts.Org. Both doctors cite lots of research evidence for a low-fat, plant-based diet for good health. I'm convinced that a plant-based diet is a healthy diet. ...Read more