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Is it okay that i go on a diet?

Is it okay that i go on a diet?

Eat healthy: See my blog at http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/11/stop-weight-loss-madness.Html. The focus should be on eating healthy food, not losing weight with a fad diet. ...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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What is the safest way to go on a diet?

What is the safest way to go on a diet?

Safe: Please, before you "diet"( i don't like that term, i prefer modification of eating and lifestyle thinking); get a thorough physical exam, history, lab tests, and possible ekg-esp meds are to be tried- by your primary physician.If you do not have a pcp that "treats" weight challenged patients, please consult the asbp, american society of bariatric physicians website.Start with small steps, journal. ...Read more

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What to eat while on a diet?

What to eat while on a diet?

Healthy choices: 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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Is nutella good to have on a diet?

Is nutella good to have on a diet?

No!: Nutella is full of sugar and saturated fat, both leading causes of chronic illness (diabetes, heart disease, etc.). It will not help you lose weight, if that is your goal. Rather, eat whole fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes and some nuts, preferably organic (pesticide-free). ...Read more

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How to make myself stay on a diet?

How to make myself stay on a diet?

Diet endurance: One way to stay on a diet long term, is to make the choices for what you eat easier. Armor yourself for the following day by preparing meals ahead of time. Brown bag your lunch. Keep healthy snacks at your workplace. Make sure you balance your protein with your fat and carbohydrates. Use smaller containers to control your portions. Don't eat too fast. Use a journal or app like myfitnesspal. ...Read more

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How can I stay motivated on a diet?

How can I stay motivated on a diet?

No drastic dieting: If you are a drastic dieter - that may be hard to do. However if you are physically active & make healthy food selections it may not be such a challenge. Think about how healthy you will be in the long run, & get pleasure from the short run. ...Read more

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How can you stay motivated on a diet?

How can you stay motivated on a diet?

Enjoy the control: I think it's important to not expect to lose weight too rapidly. Shoot for 1 pound a week. Weigh yourself every morning when you get up, before you eat or drink anything to keep tract of normal fluctuations in weight. Liberate your diet now and then when you start to see some progress as a reward but know that you are in control. ...Read more

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Which foods should you eat on a diet?

Which foods should you eat on a diet?

Fruits, veggies: Part of a good meal plan should include, fresh fruits, vegetables, low fat dairy, legumes, portion control ( 3 ounces a serving) of lean meat, chicken, or turkey and /or fish. Complex carbohydrates ( one serving per meal) could include whole grains such as wheat, oats, rye, barley and or brown rice. ...Read more

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Best foods to eat when you are on a diet?

Best foods to eat when you are on a diet?

See details: Veggies fresh fish, occasional fresh fruit and nuts. Minimize carbs and control portion size. No snacking between meals. ...Read more