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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 mean if i follow a diet to lose weight about 1200 calorie should i put oil in ny food or can i replace it by fruit?

I mean if i follow a diet to lose weight about 1200 calorie should i put oil in ny food or can i replace it by fruit?

Be aware: That a 1200 cal/day diet is a rather restricted caloric intake. It will help you lose weight but isn't a sustainable diet. It also may predispose you to micronutrient deficiency(think minerals and vitamins), so consider a supplement for this. Fruit are fine, but don't forget the veggies. Just be aware, oils can be great but they are calorically dense, so be mindful of how much use are using. ...Read more

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I started going to a diet dr. And the diet she reccomended doesn't allow me any dairy, bread, fruits, starches of any kind. Is this healthy?

I started going to a diet dr. And the diet she reccomended doesn't allow me any dairy, bread, fruits, starches of any kind. Is this healthy?

Eat balanced diet: Restriction diets that limit lots of different "good" foods may work in the short term, but such diets are not meant to be followed for a long time. A simple rule of thumb is to cut back on calories by eating smaller meals and avoiding snacks. Exercise to tone, and to burn calories. Keep in mind that fat=9 calories/gram whereas proteins and carbohydrates =4 calories/gram of food. Eat healthy! ...Read more

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I'm drinking coca cola and go through 2 liter's in a day, if i was to switch to diet coke would this be better for me losing weight?

I'm drinking coca cola and go through 2 liter's in a day, if i was to switch to diet coke would this be better for me losing weight?

Yes-- but....: This is a ton of soda to be drinking each day -not healthy. Regading changing to diet soda it would be marked difference in calories but is still likely to impact your Insulin response. In a study which was supported by the national heart, lung & blood institute, it was noted that use of diet sodas is related to ^’ed fasting blood glucose levels & that the risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus is >. ...Read more

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Type 2 diabetic I need a good diet to follow dr. took me off meds as the humline did not good for me said to exercise and diet. So I need a good diet.

Type 2 diabetic I need a good diet to follow dr. took me off meds as the humline did not good for me said to exercise and diet. So I need a good diet.

Healthy diet: 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. Consider working with a nutritionist. ...Read more

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If you take on a diet where you only drink green tea and fruits, is this good for you or not?

If you take on a diet where you only drink green tea and fruits, is this good for you or not?

Veggies?: Ultimately it would not be balanced. Vegetables should be more prevalent in the diet than fruits. Green tea is fine. ...Read more

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I want to know if i will lose more weight on the abc diet or by eating 200 calories a day and fasting one day a week?

I want to know if i will lose more weight on the abc diet or by eating 200 calories a day and fasting one day a week?

2 Dangerous diets.: Both are essentially starvation diets. You may end up gaining weight in the end because your body will catabolize muscle mass. This will decrease metabolic rate and you can regain weight quite easily. ...Read more

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Hello doctor if I wanna be in a good healthy diet what can I try to eat on my most of breakfast lunch and dinner?

Hello doctor if I wanna be in a good healthy diet what can I try to eat on my most of breakfast lunch and dinner?

More veggies!: Aim for at least half of your plate to be plant-based (mostly vegetables, some legumes, a little fruit). And keep your plate size less than 9 inches. Avoid fried foods. Drink plenty water. No sodas or sugary drinks. No artificial flavors or colors. Read labels if you eat or drink packaged foods. If you cannot easily recognize or pronounce the ingredient, you should keep it out of your diet. ...Read more

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Will I lose weight if I go on a strict veggie diet where I ONLY eat veggies for x-amount of time?

Will I lose weight if I go on a strict veggie diet where I ONLY eat veggies for x-amount of time?

Caloric Restriction: You will lose weight and live longer if you practice caloric restriction not only for weight loss but as a healthy lifestyle practice. You do not need a diet that restricts your bodies access to vital nutrients like complete proteins, calcium, iron and Vitamin B12 not found in plants. I suggest you adopt a delicious nutritious diet like the Mediterranean diet and decrease your caloric intake. ...Read more

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Im a pretty healthy guy and I was trying to go on a juicer diet for at least 5 to 10 days. Would any doctor recommend that if im healthy?

Im a pretty healthy guy and I was  trying to go on a juicer diet for at least 5 to 10 days. Would any doctor recommend that if im healthy?

Any doctor???: Probably not. Why do you want to do this? Claims of getting "detoxified" are just claims. There's no medical justification for it; potential side effects. Spiritual quest? That's a different, and metaphysical issue beyond the scope of this forum. Besides, like taste, there is no arguing metaphysics. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is drinking a diet soda once a week while on a diet okay?

Can you tell me is drinking a diet soda once a week while on a diet okay?

Yes: As with most foods and drinks, having them occasionally and in moderation fine, event while you're on a diet. Having a diet soda once a week is probably okay and is unlikely to significantly alter the results of your diet. ...Read more

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I was told by a Gastroenterologist that soluble fiber would help my symptoms for IBS. Would Benefiber be a good choice? The kind you mix in drinks?

I was told by a Gastroenterologist that soluble fiber would help my symptoms for IBS. Would Benefiber be a good choice? The kind you mix in drinks?

Yes: Benefiber can be a good choice for obtaining more soluble fiber in the diet as an attempt to treat IBS. It is generally better to begin slowly and gradually increase the amount of fiber supplementation over the course of weeks to months. It is also important to increase your fluid intake when you increase your fiber. This works in some patients with IBS. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I try for 10,000 steps a day &eat 1200 calories, will I lose a lb. a day? Or do I need to do MORE WORKING OUT ON TOP OF THE 10,000 steps?

If I try for 10,000 steps a day &eat 1200 calories, will I lose a lb. a day? Or do I need to do MORE WORKING OUT ON TOP OF THE 10,000 steps?

Here is the key: You are ambitious and that is a good thing. Why not simply focus on eating sensibly every day, enough to stay a little bit hungry but adequately nourished, and join a group of fun-runners or do some other fitness stuff you enjoy? It is the only way you wil get lasting benefits ...Read more

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I see that benifiber has on 5gs of dietary fiber per 2 tsb, how much of this do I need a day?

I see that benifiber has on 5gs of dietary fiber per 2 tsb, how much of this do I need a day?

24 grams plus: You need a lot more fiber than that - but it is suppose to supplement - Please note that five servings of fruits and vegetables are an important part of your diet. One serving of vegetables is about half a cup. Add some whole apples, whole oranges, as well as some leafy green vegetables (brocoli, bok choi, asparagus, green beans) to your diet. ...Read more

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Exclusively BF my 5mon old & I'm a pescatarian. Her Dr. told me to go on a dairy free diet now bc of her sensitivity. Struggling to find a proper diet?

Exclusively BF my 5mon old & I'm a pescatarian. Her Dr. told me to go on a dairy free diet now bc of her sensitivity. Struggling to find a proper diet?

Breast feeding. : The comment - you are what you eat apples twice to Breast feeding moms. Keep your diet preferences making sure you are getting the calcium etc your baby needs. Going milk free is more for your pescatarian plan than it will benefit your baby. Milk allergy from mom to baby are very rare. If your baby is fussy (sensitive) it could be how much you feed and what else you feed your baby too ...Read more

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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