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Doctor insights on: Will A Very Low Calorie Diet Affect Your Menstrual Cycle

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Is there anyone on a very low calorie diet for over a week?

Is there anyone on a very low calorie diet for over a week?

Some fast that long: It is not recommended. Very low calorie diets are not sustainable. Best to reduce caloric intake by no more than 15% and sustain that. ...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


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Is if safe for obese-kids to have very low calorie diet?

Is if safe for obese-kids to have very low calorie diet?

Not for young kids: Obese young children who are still growing in height can stay on a low (not extremely low) calorie balanced diet. They should lose enough weight to drop down from the "severely obese" BMI range, into the "obese" range. Then, they can take advantage of their height growth combined with moderate caloric restriction, to gradually drop into the "normal" BMI range over a 1-2 year period. Exercise too! ...Read more

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Just out of curiosity is it possible to be on a very low calorie diet but not lose weight if consuming too much foods that cause bloating like sodium?

Just out of curiosity is it possible to be on a very low calorie diet but not lose weight if consuming too much foods that cause bloating like sodium?

Bloating can be a: Sign of food allergies or gluten intolerance. Have yourself tested to make sure you know what you're allergic too. It's not the calories consumed, but the proportion of carbs to protein that will help you loose weight. Less than 1/2 cup of carbs is good with 2/3 of your plate with organic veges of 5 colors, and 4 oz of protein, lots of purified water after your meal. 1/4 cup fruit/day. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can a very low calorie diet allow you to maintain lean mass?

Can a very low calorie diet  allow you to maintain lean mass?

If moderate exercise: If one does some mild or moderate exercise, for 30-40 minutes, 3-4 times a week, she will likely stimulate his muscles enough to maintain them. On a "very low" calorie diet, she can get into trouble if the calories are too few (his body may break down muscle for fuel). Thus, "very low" calorie diets should be adjusted into "moderately low" calorie diets, which also have better long-term success. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent weight gain after a very low calorie diet?

Is there a way to prevent weight gain after a very low calorie diet?

Yes: Weight gain can be prevented or overcome by a permanent change in lifestyle and in personal outlook. If a person eats fewer calories than he needs to live on each day, his body will use the stored fuel (fat). If a person exercises more than he did before, but does not start eating more calories, then his body will use up the fat (stored fuel). Easier said than done, but definitely possible to do. ...Read more

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How much weight loss you can have on 2 months of very low calorie diet?

How much weight loss you can have on 2 months of very low calorie diet?

It depends: On your height, weight, sex, age and metabolic rate. On average a young male on a very low calorie diet (800 kcal/day) can lose up to 4-5 lbs. In a week (female 2-3 lbs./week). The heavier the start weight, the more the weight loss, unless an underlying disease like low thyroid function is in place. With intense exercise (cardio and weights) the weight loss can be more obviously. ...Read more

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Can a very low calorie diet make your heart rate slow (57bpm) and is it a problem?

Can a very low calorie diet make your heart rate slow (57bpm) and is it a problem?

Perhaps...: Bradycardia is a typical feature of individuals suffering from chronic anorexia nervosa. This is an early sign that muscle tissue in the body is being consumed for energy purposes. Your nutritional status should be reviewed by a knowledgeable physician to determine what your risk might be. ...Read more

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Could a very low calorie diet be successful?

Could a very low calorie diet be successful?

It can be under medi: It depends on how many colories but 800 calories diet can be successful if done under close medical supervision with vitamin supplements and regular follow ups. ...Read more

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What happens when you go on a very low calorie diet?

What happens when you go on a very low calorie diet?

Tissue breakdown: Very low calorie diets puts a person in ketosis. The body does not have the proper amounts of protein, carbohydrates and fat to carry out all the functions it has to do. You will lose fat, for sure, but you will do this at the expense of losing protein, thus muscle breakdown. A very low calorie diet shold not be undertaken unless under the care of a doctor well versed in the diet and close f/u. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much weight could i lose on a very low calorie diet?

It depends: It depends on your present height and weight, your body mass, how much you exercise and the specifics of your diet. ...Read more

Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more


Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more