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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. Shari Jackson
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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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If I go on a low calorie diet all week and just every Saturday have a meal I enjoy and a few pints of cider, will I still lose weight?

If I go on a low calorie diet all week and just every Saturday have a meal I enjoy and a few pints of cider, will I still lose weight?

Your cardiac history: is important considering you've been on a Holter monitor, had a stress test done before. Low calorie diet indicates that you are overweight or worried about gaining weight? If you exercise, you burn calories. Work with a clinical nutritionist to make sure you have a nutrient dense diet, and not one with minimal calories, or you'll be approaching it from the wrong angle. ...Read more

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How much time will take to lose weight on a low calorie diet?

How much time will  take to lose weight on a low calorie diet?

Difficult: Low-carb diet is likely to promote weight loss, at least at first, but risky. Weight loss may or may not continue long term, depending on your commitment to following the eating plan. If you abandon the low-carb diet and return to your former eating habits, you may regain any lost weight. ...Read more

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Is a low calorie diet a good way to lose weight?

Is a low calorie diet a good way to lose weight?

Not necessarily: In many cases the low cal diet can signal to the thyroid that you are in starvation mode thus preventing weight loss. A surer way to lose weight is by eating a meditteranean style diet minus any grains containing gluten and including low glycemic foods. Eating 3 meals and 2 snacks may show more results than calorie counting. Let me know how you do. ...Read more

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I'm a 5'2 18 year old girl and my weight is 138.6. Is it possible that i can lose weight with jogging 30mins everyday w/ a low calorie diet? Thanks.

I'm a 5'2 18 year old girl and my weight is 138.6. Is it possible that i can lose weight with jogging 30mins everyday w/ a low calorie diet? Thanks.

Yes: Regular exercise like jogging and a healthy diet should help you lose a good amount of weight over time. I advise a diet low in simple carbs like sugar and grains and high in vegetables. One of the best diets to support weight loss is dr. Joel fuhrman's- see http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/are-you-a-nutritarian.Aspx good luck! ...Read more

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Can't lose weight I tried everything, low calorie diet (I lose 4 kilo's and I stop losing); I checked my hormones everything is normal; I'm 109 kilos!

Can't lose weight I tried everything, low calorie diet (I lose 4 kilo's and I stop losing); I checked my hormones everything is normal; I'm 109 kilos!

No quick fix: Success weight loss will require a life style modification, take in less calories than you consume, eat low calorie diet, avoid high energy carbs and fats, read about healthy diet habits or see a Dietition , do exercise an hour daily if you can , eat more frequent but small meals, eat vegetables and salads, if you have tried all , see a medical weight loss person or a Bariatric surgeon to discuss! ...Read more

Dr. Matthew Griffin
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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