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Can honey be helpful in weight management?
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Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine
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In brief: Calorie...
Is a calorie is a calorie.
.. Even though honey is a more natural sweetener - it stills has calories that have to be counted when restricting calories for weight loss. Good luck!

In brief: Calorie...
Is a calorie is a calorie.
.. Even though honey is a more natural sweetener - it stills has calories that have to be counted when restricting calories for weight loss. Good luck!
Dr. David Wyatt
Dr. David Wyatt
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine
In brief: No it is sugar
Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate.
On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone).

In brief: No it is sugar
Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate.
On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone).
Dr. Michael Rothman
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In brief: High glycemic
Even though honey is natural, it is a high glycemic food and thus would not be helpful in weight management.
I use a acai, kiwi all natural sweetener. Try to avoid artificial sweeteners as well.

In brief: High glycemic
Even though honey is natural, it is a high glycemic food and thus would not be helpful in weight management.
I use a acai, kiwi all natural sweetener. Try to avoid artificial sweeteners as well.
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
In brief: Honey-wt. control
Honey is not usually helpful as it is a rapidly absorbed simple sugar and is not desirable.
Any carbohydrates eaten are better to be in a complex carbohydrate form and therefore slowly metabolized.

In brief: Honey-wt. control
Honey is not usually helpful as it is a rapidly absorbed simple sugar and is not desirable.
Any carbohydrates eaten are better to be in a complex carbohydrate form and therefore slowly metabolized.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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