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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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I was wondering what're some good foods for an all fat diet?

I was wondering what're some good foods for an all fat diet?

A high fat diet: is not healthy under most circumstances. Check out www.Drmcdougall.com and www.Nutritionfacts.org for information on a healthy diet. They cite lots of research on the benefits of a low-fat, plant-based diet. Nutritionfacts.org has scientific information on the effect of food on many health conditions. ...Read more

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Please describe a good exercise plan for someone following a low carb/fat diet?

Please describe a good exercise plan for someone following a low carb/fat diet?

Daily exercise: Try to do a little each day. If possible 30-60 minutes 5-7 days a week. Walking is good exercise. Some people prefer going to a gym. Swimming is excellent this time of year. ...Read more

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Help please? What is an good high protein - low fat diet?

Help please? What is an good high protein - low fat diet?

Fish and bean: Eat fish and/or beans everyday. Avoid other animal meats. Supplement your diet with virtually any vegetable and fruit (all are low fat) but not tropical fruit like coconut. ...Read more

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What are some good food choices while on a high protein, low fat diet?

Lean Meats: Lean meats are a good source source of protein, as are egg whites, skim milk, and whole grains mixed with legumes. Quinoa is a good protein that is fat free. Fresh fruits and vegetables although not high in protein, should be included as part of your diet plan. ...Read more

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Any losing butt fat diet ?

Any losing butt fat diet ?

Exercise: A balanced diet with exercises directed at the butt muscles. Swimming is a good exercise to tone the buttox anf thighs. ...Read more

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What are some safe fat loss diets good for athletes?

What are some safe fat loss diets good for athletes?

Diets: Look up eat right for your type. These are diets geared towards peoples blood types, and they very greatly. You would need to have your blood type and crossed by your primary doctor if you are not sure which type you are O, A, B,or AB. Evidence is very compelling. Good luck PS-It will even recommend the exercises that are compatible with your blood type. ...Read more

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What are some good diet to lose weight or I'll become fat?

What are some good diet to lose weight or I'll become fat?

Nutritionist ??: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Be physically active with both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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What is a good way to target fat zones through diet and exercise?

What is a good way to target fat zones through diet and exercise?

Lose weight: Despite what advertisements may claim, you can't target specific fat zones but as you lose weight, the areas that you find troublesome will improve along with everywhere else. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a zero fat diet in this day and age and still be healthy?

Is it possible to have a zero fat diet in this day and age and still be healthy?

NO: You need a little fat in your diet to be healthy. Lighten up on yourself. Plus it is almost impossible to have a diet that is completely fat free. Is there a reason you are striving for a fat free diet? ...Read more

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62-m: what is the value of "good fat" in diet? Is is possible to overdo them? My blood chem is all within norms.

Calories: Remember, calories from fat are all the same regardless of the type of fat. Some fats are considered to be 'healthier' than others but should still be used in moderation, especially if you are trying to lose weight. ...Read more

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What the akins diet? How does it work how do I get starter and is it good to loose a lot of weight or a lil i'm looking o loose 30 lbs of baby fat

What the akins diet? How does it work how do I get starter and is it good to loose a lot of weight or a lil i'm looking o loose 30 lbs of baby fat

It's a low carb diet: The atkins diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet designed to help you lose weight, similar to the south beach diet. You can buy books showing you how to do it. Some people do very well on atkins, but many others don't lose that much. You can abuse it (example: eat a pound of bacon). Better: mediterranean diet--no red meat, sugar, or white starch. Eat lots fresh produce, whole grains, olive oil. ...Read more

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Sir iam very thin. My age is 22yrs, my weight is 43kgs and my height is 5feet 6inches. I look very slim. Plz suggest me a good diet to become fat.

Sir iam very thin. My age is 22yrs, my weight is 43kgs and my height is 5feet 6inches. I look very slim. Plz suggest me a good diet to become fat.

See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more

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Are low carb high fat diets bad? You can lose lots of weight, but is a long term approach not good for your health?

Are low carb high fat diets bad?  You can lose lots of weight, but is a long term approach not good for your health?

Not necessarily: This depends upon the fats eaten. Make sure they are good fats and the low CHO portion should be low in simple carbohydrates. Search simple carbohydrates and unhealthy fats, and avoid them. ...Read more

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Can i eat hazelnuts when i am on a diet.Do they have good fat or they can ruin my diet plan& how many can i eat in a day?!

Can i eat hazelnuts when i am on a diet.Do they have good fat or they can ruin my diet plan& how many can i eat in a day?!

Beneficial: Hazelnuts have healthy monounsaturated fats in them. You can eat a small handful each day while dieting. Will help fight hunger too. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I'm 20, 5'6, weight 140lbs, i workout, and i want my abs to show (reach less then 10% body fat). What is a good diet for that (an idea at least)?

I'm 20, 5'6, weight 140lbs, i workout, and i want my abs to show (reach less then 10% body fat). What is a good diet for that (an idea at least)?

Lifestyle change: The key will be to avoid greasy and sugary stuff, and any thing you really like and tend to overeat. As you do more aerobic exercise, your brain will help you know what you really need to eat. Wishing you the best, and glad you're undertaking a fitness lifestyle. ...Read more

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Sir am very thin. My age is 22 and my weight is 43. I look very skinny. I don't have any hormonal problems. Please suggest me a good diet to become fat?

Sir am very thin. My age is 22 and my weight is 43. I look very skinny. I don't have any hormonal problems. Please suggest me a good diet to become fat?

I hope the: 43 is kilos rather than pounds, or you'd have blown away. Although I do not know your height or other medical data, ii worry that you may have a medical problem or an eating disorder and suggest you discuss it at length with your physicians/psychiatrist rather than looking for help over the internet. ...Read more

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Which diet is good for a person that wants to lose lower stomach fat?

Which diet is good for a person that wants to lose lower stomach fat?

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables and at least 4 servings of fruit per day. Avoid junk carbohydrates. Calories burned must > those consumed. ...Read more

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What are some good diets or things to do to burn belly fat?

What are some good diets or things to do to burn belly fat?

Spot fat loss does : not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more