Are potatoes good for a low calorie diet?

It's all relative. For very low calorie diets, potatoes are relatively high calorie [1 cup of diced potato is 55 calories] compared to 1 serving of turnips or even better deal cooked radishes/daikon. But potatoes are a good deal compared to 1/2 cup of white rice [120 calories], 1 cup of noodles, bread or bagels. So it depends on how low you're trying to go.
Yes. I believe they are not as bad as thought before. Eat them with the skin and some fats such as oil or margarine in limited quantities.

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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...

What is a good pre-workout snack while you are on a low calorie diet?

Almonds... A few almonds are a great pre-work out snack if you are going low-cal. You may also want to try some cooked egg whites; and make sure you are well hydrated(water is my beverage of choice). Good luck! Read more...
A bit o'carbs. Choose something like a granola bar to provide your body with some carbs for the workout. Grain cereals like grape nuts, a whole grain bagel or a banana are other good choices. Not a large amount though right before your workout because it will be sloshing around in your stomach and also it will draw too much blood to your gut rather than to your muscles for the workout. Read more...

Good evening, doctor I am newly diabetic age 29, committed to schedule a low-calorie diet and exercise eight hours a week, A1c month ago was 7.2 and the FBS 103, RBS 117. The doctor gave me medicine Galvus-met 50-850 twice a day My question is, Is it pos

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Can green tea help you lose weight along with exercising and and a good healthy low calorie diet?

In vs out. I would put your emphasis on exercising and a good healthy low calorie diet. Your calories in has to be less than your calories out (intake vs exercise&caloric use). Doing this for sustained time in a healthy manner will provide you the opportunity to shed weight and keep it off while being healthy. Read more...

What are the types of beans to eat for a low calorie diet?

Any kind. Beans in general are excellent food. They are very high in fiber, have a high quality protein, and are low in fat. They are an excellent part of a balanced diet. My personal favorite is black beans! Read more...

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...
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...
Wtloss and low cal d. Low cal diet plus burning out calories with exercise will help. Losing weight is all about how many calories you consume Vs how many calories you burn out.Roughly about Losing 3500 calories will make you lose 1 lb. So you see it is slow but weight lost this way you can keep off if you adequately change your eating and exercise habits. Hope this helps . Read more...

How is being on a low-calorie diet different from being anorexic?

Anorexia. Anorexic refers to the condition of anorexia which is offen a severe and debilitation disease that can lead to death. Being on a low calorie diet can be very normal and not a disease. Read more...
Different. Anorexia goes beyond low calorie diets, most don't eat anything at all. Low calorie diet is still eating presumably healthy but calorie levels usually 800-1200 per day. Anorexia is an illness. Read more...
Anorexia = illness. Being on a low calorie diet = being on a diet that is low in calories. Anorexia nervosa = believing that one's body is abnormal contrary to perceptions of others (example: someone who is very thin insisting that he/she is too fat); obsessing about possibility of weight gain; insisting on being underweight, even if it is affecting his/her health severely. It can be a life-threatening illness. Read more...