Questions tagged [diet]

Questions about the effects and improvement of structured eating plans. Questions should usually also be tagged [nutrition]. Questions that are not about eating plans but are instead about nutrition more generally should be tagged only [nutrition].

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Seeing a nutritionist on Wednesday. Is there anything else I should ask about?

I'm seeing a nutritionist on Wednesday, and these are the list of questions I intend to ask. Would like to get advice of anyone in my position (vegetarian, blood results okay but on the borderline - ...
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can i lose weight just by dieting?

I'm dieting on a daily basis, but I'm not working out. Will I be able to lose weight just by diet or do I have to workout and exercise? I just can't understand.
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How do you measure the amount of calories with unlabeled foods?

How can you measure the number of calories you consume if whatever you’re eating doesn’t have a label or if you get it from a restaurant? I’ve never really counted but I’d like to start and I’m not ...
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Is eating too much cholesterol bad?

I've been researching cholesterol a bit (my grandma is telling me off) and I've found some sites saying that eating cholesterol is not bad since you're body makes 75% of the cholesterol found in your ...
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Naturally dissolving kidney stone through daily activities, food and drinking habits

To give you a brief introduction, while writing this post I was in a hospital bed and treated for getting rid of ~20mm of a kidney stone on my left side. The doctors followed the PCNL procedure. Now,...
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Infant dieting habits in natural setting

Is there research which shows that infants intuitively stabilize towards a nutritionally balanced diet, if they are given a wide range of foods to choose from by themselves? I ask because I recall ...
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How much cinnamon is too much?

Cinnamon is touted to have many health benefits - helping fight fungi, helping lower blood sugar, helping with lipid management, helping fight Alzheimer's - but it also has a limit. Ignoring whether ...
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Where can I find information about the 16:8 diet?

It was recommended by my doctor that I lose weight, and he suggested I research the 16:8 diet, which is a fasting diet. I have found a ton of web sites on the internets, but most of them feel wonky ...
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Which are the effects of removing sugars from a balanced diet for an otherwise healthy person

What effects would removing sugars from a balanced diet have on an otherwise healthy person have? I've heard that both refined and natural sugars can have a negative impact in the body. Is it safe to ...
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Dietary Interactions that cause Constipation

I have been wondering, what are known dietary causes for constipation? Is there a reason that combining Rice and Meat in a meal would cause constipation? Is there some gut reaction that is causing ...
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Are there any good studies on daily kcal intake?

It's a well known "fact" that an average men should consume about 2500kcal per day but having checked my intake this sounds ridiculously high (by about a factor of 2.25 in my case). Some studies with ...
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Is it mandatory to for a blood pressure patient to take medicines throughout the life span? [closed]

I have blood pressure and I want to get rid of medicines.I developed High BP about 4 years ago. Can I prefer to cure it from natural diet that includes natural diet from Spinach, Apple, Carrot and ...
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Eating cherry tomatoes daily - Healthy?

Over the years I have accumulated some extra body mass that I want to get rid of. I currently weigh almost 104kg at 1.85m. To do this I have started exercising again and I am slowly adjusting my diet....
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Why is White flour not healthy?

All of the bread made in my bread-making course uses White flour. They come out nice & white, crusty & chewy. Tastes great too! But a lot of my friends say that bread or other food items made ...
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How much protein per 100g is considered “high protein”?

I've just opened my first ever USN "Pro Protein" premium multi-protein bar. Its a 68g bar with 20.1g protein in it. That's less than 1/3rd protein. Good news is it tastes pretty good... Anyway, the ...
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Total Amount vs. Percentage of Nutrients

Does ingesting (for example) 30 grams of sugar with one litre of water a day has the same effect on the dietary intake as ingesting 60 grams of sugar with two litres of water? How does the absorption ...
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Interested in how these particular supplements work together

I feel there's a lack of information about taking a wide variety of supplements, however, people are increasingly taking a wider variety of supplements. I'm interested in finding out how these ...
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Improving skin color and shining through diet

From the research on web I found that drinking carrot and beetroot juice is very good for skin health (i.e. improving skin colour, shining etc.) However, both juices are used to loose weight, while I ...
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Is there a health difference between equally lean red meat vs poultry?

I am aware that in general, poultry is preferable to red meat for a healthy diet. What I am not clear about is whether the reason for this is because red meat is much fattier and caloric than poultry ...
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What type of diet is effective at eliminating small intestinal bacterial overgrowth?

What type of diet is effective at eliminating small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and how long does one need to be on it?
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Meta analyses on vegetarian diet

I am looking for long or short term study (preferably meta analysis) about effects of vegetarian or vegan diet on mortality, cardiovascular risks and cancer risks.
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Can a one year old safely follow a ketogenic diet?

My daughter will be one year old soon and she is slowly adapting to eating 'normal' food. My girlfriend and I follow a ketogenic diet (I have been doing this for almost 3 years now and my girlfriend ...
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Not reaching a calorie goal/putting weight on [closed]

I am a UK postman. I wear a Fitbit which tells me I walk around 30,000+ steps a day, sometimes more. However, I don't seem to be losing weight. I log my food and its seems I am always 2000+ calories ...
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How to loose weight as a 17 year old? [closed]

I'm a 17 year old male teenager. Currently my weight is around 95 kg and my height is 175 cm. This year I need to focus most on my studies and because of this I don't get time to exercise. Also ...
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Eating fast food every single day

Is it theoretically possible to eat fast food from McDonald's or various other fast food restaurants every single day and still maintain or even lose weight. What I am saying is, if you eat fast food ...
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Is eating fast food on regular basis really bad/harmful for health?

I am talking about fast food from such popular chains as KFC, McDonald's, Burger King and similar. Assortment of the chains typically include the following: hamburgers/whoppers, cheeseburgers, ...
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Which foods are good for fat-burning?

Sometimes, I find difficult in lose weight. Besides doing exercises, are there any foods that help fat-burning process faster?
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Where do you even start going into the world of physical health?

Such a general question, and if this gets closed, I completely understand. But, I seriously need some guidance here. I have made a decision to put a considerable amount of effort into my own ...
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Is it bad if I don't eat in the morning, as long as I eat enough?

I have been on a low carb diet (<30g/ day) for the past 6 months. I have always been one to forget to eat, but recently it had been particularly bad. Almost every day, I will completely forget ...
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Benefits of tea in weight loss

I was prescribed green tea by my dietitian for weight loss. I tried it but I then switched to earl grey (with bergamot) black tea. I just wanted to know is earl grey also helpful in mobilizing excess ...
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Foods that are salty but not fatty

So, I'm a big snacker. Especially salty snacks. In my experience, this always equates to fatty snacks (cheese, crisps, fried nuts, etc.) I have to wonder, are there alternatives that provide a ...
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Does aspartame cause the body to absorb more sugar?

I was told that one problem with many sugar substitutes is that the body thinks they are sugar, and the processes that it uses to absorb sugar from the blood stream are therefore triggered. This means ...
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What is the effect of diet on sleep allowances?

This website http://www.theminimalists.com/diet/ claims that "...because of diet and exercise, I need less sleep than I used to. Most mornings I wake around 3:30 a.m., after five or six hours of sleep"...
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Which nuts are best to snack on for a high-fibre diet?

I'm trying to maintain a high-fibre diet, and I understand that snacking on nuts regularly is a good way to do this. At the moment, I tend to snack on Brazil nuts, cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, and ...
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Amaranth + Yogurt advisable in ayurveda?

According to ayurveda, is it a right combination to have amaranth and yogurt together? Also with maybe some fruit thrown in? EDIT: i.e. does the combination have any negative/harmful effect on the ...
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Is it unhealthy to eat the oil in the food?

I likes to eat the oil which is in the food. But, I have listened we should not eat that oil. I want to ask that is this oil unhealthy and creates problem in the body ?
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Keto diet and mouth odor

Background Information My boyfriend recently started the ketogenic diet about 3 weeks ago and I have started noticing that his breath has been getting stronger and stronger. It smells like a cross ...
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Which type of bread is good for health?

There are many types of breads that are available in market like milk bread, brown bread etc. Which bread I should eat that can be more good for my health.
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Why would the following nutritional scenario lead to hunger etc?

Basically if someone had enough calories(but from mostly from carbohydrates and saturated fat only, with a little protein), why would they still feel hungry? I know lacking adequate protein and fats ...
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Are eggs good or bad for iron incorporation?

Apart from the fact that egg yolk contains very good and plenty of iron, I read on several websites that egg white hinders the digestion of iron. However, I could not find any deeper reasoning about ...
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Does BMR adjust and decrease in response to calorie restriction diets?

Is it possible for your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) to adjust in response to dieting for long periods of time? If this does happen how much can it go down? I have heard that BMR ranges from 1000 - 2500 ...
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Why is such a low carb intake mandated for keto-adaptation?

I see a lot of articles that suggest 10-50g carbs / day to get into ketosis. Why so low? I need at least 2500+ calories / day. Even if I consumed half of my calories from carbs and glycolysis ...
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What should I eat before going to bed so that I don't wake up of being hungry?

What should I eat before going to bed so that I don't wake up of being hungry? Protein? Low GI carbs? Fat? How much? Which of these will stay in my stomach for 9 hours during the night? I am on ...
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Dietary Requirements of Gold

Is there any scientific research available on the dietary requirements of gold(if any at all)? The motivation for my question comes from the Edgar Cayce readings(holistic medicine). According to Cayce,...
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What to eat to maintain regular thyroid activity?

My friend has hypothyroidism and I have had hyperthyroidism in the past. What foods can people eat or avoid to assist in regulating our thyroids? I remember something about Iodine, perhaps? Please ...
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restoring a live tooth

I just recently have had an amalgam filling fall out from a tooth after it has been in there for at least half my life and now there is a large hole in the tooth. I don't trust dentists because I read ...
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Variety in Diet - Animals and Humans

How come animals don't have any variety in their diets, yet they seem to be strong and healthy? Gorillas eat only leaves Cows eat only grass Giraffes eat only leaves Why do humans need such an ...
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Are there health benefits associated with avoidance of gluten?

Some people have celiac disease and are instructed to avoid eating gluten, a protein found in certain grains. However, food manufacturers market gluten-free products to the general public as if gluten ...
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Gluten in beer or not?

I've been trying to reduce my intake of gluten and have found that my bowels are much more stable and regular. Does beer have gluten in it? I haven't found beer to be a problem for me.
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Low Carb Diet Causing Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms

Can eating low (<20g) of carbohydrates a day be related to causing symptoms that are that of Peripheral Neuropathy? Pain areas: in the back, face, foot, hands, or thigh Pain types: can be ...