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Doctor insights on: Will You Still Lose Weight On A Very Low Calorie Diet If You Are Not In Ketosis

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Will you still lose weight on a very low calorie diet if you are not in ketosis?

Will you still lose weight on a very low calorie diet if you are not in ketosis?

Yes: The danger of low calorie diet that is not balanced can cause essential muscle loss - puts your gut and heart in danger, can cause electrolyte imbalance and danger of creating gall stones - so do with caution and inform your pcp about your goal so he or she can work with you. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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If you eat a low calorie diet but majority consists of carbohydrates, would you still lose weight?

If you eat a low calorie diet but majority consists of carbohydrates, would you still lose weight?

Yes, if low enough: Helpful weight loss foods are natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (without salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits contain natural sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, regardless of where it comes from. ...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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Does it make sense that when calorie cycling you might lose weight on high days and not lose weight on low days?

Does it make sense that when calorie cycling you might lose weight on high days and not lose weight on low days?

Calorie cycling: When calorie cycling does it make sense to lose wt on high and gain in low? ANS: I am not certain what calorie cycling means up there? Bicycling to. Burn calories? If yes on high days you should lose weight. If eating diff Cal on diff days then will depend on many things such as sodium content of diet. Better to do the DASH if goal to lose weight. See my tips on how to DASH. ...Read more

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Is it true if your obese and you exercise allot and eat healthy you can lose weight quickly the first week?

Is it true if your obese and you exercise allot and eat healthy you can lose weight quickly the first week?

Weight loss: It is common to lose more weight the first week, compared to subsequent weeks. Most of this is due to the loss of water weight the first week. If you have fluid retention or edema, this can be substantial. ...Read more

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What happens to your body if you are consantly dieting on a low calorie and low carb diet, can you gain body fat easier in the long run?

What happens to your body if you are consantly dieting on a low calorie and low carb diet, can you gain body fat easier in the long run?

Probably, slowly: Depending upon how restrictive is your diet, and how much fat you have lost, you can certainly expect some gain when resuming a more balanced diet. How soon you gain lost fat, would depend on different factors like your absorption or other GI health issues. ...Read more

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If you are on a diet- at some point do you stop losing while still restricting calories? I eat only 900 cal a day, exercise, but no loss in 8 months.

If you are on a diet- at some point do you stop losing while still restricting calories? I eat only 900 cal a day, exercise, but no loss in 8 months.

See answer: Most overweight people will loose weight on a 1200 calorie diet. You are underestimating your actual calorie intake. You may not be accounting for snacks and/or not measuring your food accurately. You may also need to increase your exercise. ...Read more

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If I lose 4lbs a week through dieting alone, would it be mostly fat, muscle or water loss. Not intending to lose that much but very curious?

If I lose 4lbs a week through dieting alone, would it be mostly fat, muscle or water loss. Not intending to lose that much but very curious?

It depends: The content of the diet, calories consumed, and even levels of exercise/activity, can effect if primarily lean tissue or fat is consumed. With most dieting the first weight loss is often attributed to fat stored in the liver being burned off. There is clearly controversy about the safety of popular diets..ideally patients can afford individualized care by a qualified professional. ...Read more

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I hear if follow 1200 calorie i shouldnot exerise as it is very low calorie and if i want to exercise try 1500 calorie is that true i try lose weight?

I hear if follow 1200 calorie i shouldnot exerise  as it is very low calorie and if i want to exercise try 1500 calorie is that true i try lose weight?

Need more info: It is important to both exercise and control calories. 1200 calories is not too low to avoid exercise. Depending on your height and weight, it may be more than enough. If your BMI falls to 18, then it would be a concern. ...Read more

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If you're a healthy BMI when you get pregnant but gain pregnancy weight and it causes your BMI to be in the overweight randge, is that unhealthy?

If you're a healthy BMI when you get pregnant but gain pregnancy weight and it causes your BMI to be in the overweight randge, is that unhealthy?

It depends/unlikely,: This depends on how much weight is gained during pregnancy. The average woman is expected to gain about 25 pounds during pregnancy and would likely still be overweight after it. So it's normal to be overweight in pregnancy. However, if the BMI was high normal before pregnancy it might be smart to have a diet and exercise program after the pregnancy. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Could it be true you can diet and exercise and still you don't lose weight while on invega (paliperidone)?

Could it be true you can diet and exercise and still you don't lose weight while on invega (paliperidone)?

Studies have shown: that it is possible not to gain weight on atypical antipsychotics with monitoring, exercise and healthy nutrition with calorie limitations. I would not make the assumption that weight can't be lost (but there is never a guarantee). ...Read more

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If a calorie is a calorie, why do you need to eat healthy when trying to lose weight and not just eat less food?

If a calorie is a calorie, why do you need to eat healthy when trying to lose weight and not just eat less food?

You do not: If just losing weight is your aim, rather than good health, you can achieve that by reducing caloric intake and increasing exercise to raise the rate of caloric burn. Eating healthy will have the added benefit of improving your health. ...Read more

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Will that make you gain weight if you don't eat the recommended amount of calorie intake while losing weight?

Will that make you gain weight if you don't eat the recommended amount of calorie intake while losing weight?

Maybe: If you constantly eat too little your body can go into a survival mode thinking that food is not avialble and reduce your metabolism. Generally when on a weightloss program, the set calories are an average per day (you may go over one day & under one) but try to stay close to the suggested amount so your body does not think it is being starved. ...Read more

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If you are on a low carb and more protein diet try to loose weight some time you can have uncomfortable very thin stools how to avoid them?

If you are on a low carb and more protein diet try to loose weight some time you can have uncomfortable very thin stools how to avoid them?

High fiber CHO: As a certified sports nutritionist I urge you to focus on overall caloric restriction as opposed to restriction of important macro and micro nutrients. Healthy carbohydrate (CHO) associated with weight loss and intestinal health is high fiber & condensed in nutrients like fresh vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, berries and select grains. The average male can loose weight on a 2000 kcal day diet! ...Read more

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Calorie limit is 1200. Is that enough to lose weight if I am also working out?

Calorie limit is 1200. Is that enough to lose weight if I am also working out?

Depends: Depends on a multitude of factors. It might be enough or it might be even be too low, all depends on a multitude of factors like: gender, age, lifestyle (how active you are besides the workout, how much calories you burn by other activities). My advice is to ask your trainer or a dietitian to monitor your progress and make changes along the way if necessary. ...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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What to if I am switching from a low carb diet to a low fat diet diet. Do you think i will gain weight?

What to if I am switching from a low carb diet to a low fat diet diet. Do you think i will gain weight?

See below: Low fat is really low calorie...Good luck not my choice.I doubt it will help you ...See your md for evaluation for help in weight loss.Help is available at www.Weighstation.Net. ...Read more

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Can the ketogenic diet make you lose weight within a week?

Can the ketogenic diet make you lose weight within a week?

Yes: This type of diet will result in some weight loss during the first week. Most of this will be water weight rather than body fat, however. Ketogenic diets can have adverse effects, so close physician supervision is recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Ketosis (Definition)

Ketosis describes a state of increased ketone bodies in the blood stream. Ketone bodies are generated from the breakdown of lipids (fat) when there are low levels of blood sugar or cells are not able to absorb the blood sugar present, as in diabetic ketoacidosis. Some diets which limit carbohydrates cause low blood sugar and may also result in ketosis. Ketone bodies disrupt the acidity of blood and when dangerously elevated can overwhelm the buffering ability of the body and ...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