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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Why alcoholic beverages packaging do not contain information about nutritional values and calories? [closed]

Majority of the food sold in the UK contain nutritional values, how much of a daily intake, how many calories, all that stuff. Alcohol, on the other hand, doesn't contain such information. Given that ...
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What does the highest level science have to say about vegetarianism/veganism? [closed]

In her 2010 book GAPS Gut and Psychology Syndrome, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride offers a very strong criticism of the health impacts of vegetarianism (and to an even greater degree, veganism, ...
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List of foods for a low carb diet [closed]

Hi I am currently on a low carb diet as I don't get much exercise and gained about 100 pounds since graduating high school due to side effects of a medication. I've lost about 35 so far without any ...
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Adverse Effects of Liquid Diet

If I eat liquid food for 19/21 meals each week, will there be any adverse side effects? Assume that the liquid meals have the exact same nutritional content as a regular solid meal.
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Is the intake of all nutrients proportional to caloric needs?

On most nutrition labels in the US there is a statement which says something along the lines of "Based on a 2,000 calorie diet". Does this mean that someone who consumes a 3,000 calorie diet would ...
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What are the drawbacks for the body of eating an apple? [closed]

Most people would say that eating fruit is good for us; vitamins, micro-nutrients, phyto-chemicals. However, a colleague of mine told me he eats no fruit because of the sugar. Is eating an apple as ...
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Food Addiction and Obesity

I am obese due to food addiction. (Male 30 yrs, 180cm, 100kg). I was at a normal weight until my 20s (80kg). Since then I put on weight due to stress and overeating. For the last 8 years I have been ...
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Eating healthy and sporting, gaining weight

Hello this is my first post here. I'm trying to lose weight and I'm eating healthy and do sports for at least five days a week (Running and Cycling). I gained 100 grams in two days, what am I doing ...
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Is it true that carbonic acid should be avoided when one is histamin intolerant?

I've read a few contradictionos things about carbonic acid. Some statements say its a histamin liberator (thus produces histamin), while others say the exact opposite. Now I would like to know if ...
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soylent, ensure, boost and FODMAP

Sometimes I eat soylent, ensure or boost, but now I decided follows the low FODMAP diet. Do above products belong to low or high FODMAP? According to this discussion soylent is okay, but I'm not ...
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Is there a difference between raw-eaten and dispersed sugar? [closed]

I've always wondered this one question: If in one liter of Coca-Cola there is a 30 sugarcubes equivallent, how is it possible for the fastfoods to make it from a little of powder? So is the ...
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What are good ways to lose weight for people being mentally active? [closed]

I was trying to find some good ways to lose weight. Especially for people above 100kg (~180cm height) who are mentally active at work, since they need a lot of sugar/glucose or something similar for ...
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Does pain lower resistance to addiction?

For a little background, I'm known by everyone in my circle of family/friends for being the most healthy. I eat far less than most people do and it's usually fresh vegetables and things like chicken ...
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Can I eat smaller amounts of food every 30 minutes?

I usually take a long time to eat a whole meal, and it feels quite agonizing after a while. Doctors usually recommend eating every 3 hours or so. I wonder if it's healthy if I eat a smaller amount ...
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What is proper time for drinking water with meal? [duplicate]

I've gone through many articles on Google. One says it's good to drink water after meal as it aids digestion while others say never drink water after a meal because it will dilute the acids (i.e. HCl)...
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I am 15 and 163 cm tall - will I grow taller? [duplicate]

I am a 15 year old Indian. I currently stand at 163 cms but I weigh 75 kg, which is overweight I know. But is there any way I'll grow more? If yes, how much? My dad's height is 172 cm and my mom is ...
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Is it OK to snack on salted nuts for a high-fibre diet?

I like to snack on nuts as part of ensuring a high-fibre diet, but I prefer the taste of salted nuts over non-salted. Will eating salted nuts cause me significant dehydration or other health issues? ...
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What causes late-night hunger in the body? [closed]

Despite eating dinner and making sure to eat a lot, people sometimes still get hungry at night and get "night-munchies" or require a midnight snack. What attributes to this hunger?
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How to help cure a disc protrusion

Besides anti-inflammatory medicines and resting, I was wondering what are the best practices to help correct a bulging disc or disc protrusion when walking, sitting, sleeping. I heard about ...
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Effects from changing up the type of carbohydrates consumed

What change, if any, would the types of carbohydrate being consumed have on body composition and mental state? For example, I have a 3100 calorie per day diet. Those 3100 calories are equally spread ...
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Does vision really improve by wearing spectacles?

I had a discussion with friends that. One of them who had an eye power of -0.75 has improved and now has an eye power of -0.50 . This happens because he is always wearing spectacles and has a good ...
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Why do some foods with high calories not fill you up?

I've just returned from the cinema, where I ate a large popcorn and a large drink. This equated to about 1200 calories. I do not feel full at all. However, for lunch I had chicken, potatoes and ...
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What is the current scientific consensus in the amount and quality of protein to consume for bodybuilding?

A quick research on the internet seems to suggest that 1/g per lb to 1.5g per lb is ideal for body building. I am currently consuming around 160g of protein per day for my bulking routine (most of it ...
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What are the health benefits of consuming smaller meals more often throughout the day?

My friend is on this diet where he has 6 small healthy meals rather than 3 big healthy meals. He says it is healthier to eat the same meals spread apart throughout the day. Now to avoid comparing ...
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Are precooked frozen chicken wings bad for health?

I am a student with limited time available to cook. I try to stay healthy, though, with eating rice pilaf (rice cooked with various vegetables), milk, nuts and fruits. I am immensely fond of chicken ...
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Are diet soft drinks really a healthy alternative? [duplicate]

I am wondering about this because I drank a diet coke the other day, it had no fat, no sugar, no calories... Is it actually healthy to drink?
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How can you increase melatonin?

Melatonin, I believe, is the chemical in your body that makes you tired and fall asleep. If someone were having trouble falling asleep at night, in what ways would they be able to increase their ...
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What are some health consequences of low cholesterol?

I was told about low cholesterol in an off-handed comment by my doctor while he was inspecting an FBT for the cellulitis I am treating that low cholesterol is bad for you. Is this true? Is it bad to ...
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Good sources of protein for vegetarians? [closed]

I am a 15-year-old vegetarian (and I don't eat eggs). Can anyone suggest good sources of vegetarian food with high protein content to improve my health?
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What are the causes of Chronic Diarrhea?

What are the main causes for chronic diarrhea and frequent mouth ulcers when the following is true: Patient's hormones are normal Patient's endoscopy and colonoscopy are normal Patient does not have ...
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Calories of McDonald's Big Mac vs. Quarter Pounder with Cheese [closed]

Friends wanted to go to McDonalds to eat. To find some healthier choices, I looked at the calorie, protein, fat, trans fat, carbohydrate, sugar, and cholesterol content of some of the items. I ...
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Is it healthy to eat meat of an animal that died of an old age?

Given: If an animal dies from disease or poisoning - eating that meat is not OK. If, however, an animal dies of old age - is eating that meat OK? Not going into a topic of animal exploitation, ...
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Can the daily recommended Dietary Reference Intake be satisfied over a longer timespan?

Take a nutrient, such as calcium. According to Wikipedia, the RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) for an average healthy 44-year-old male is a daily intake of 1000mg of calcium. Suppose you consumed, ...
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What is “FMD” or Fasting-mimicking diet?

Can someone provide a concrete example of what this diet is?
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What happens when you swallow larger chunks of food?

We're advised to chew our food many times before swallowing which breaks the food down into small chunks before we swallow and send it off down to our stomachs. What happens if we were to swallow ...
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What is the current view on snacking

Obviously performance athletes need to take on the calories, but is there any justification for snacking other than a missed meal? If there is a need for a regular snack, doesn't this just indicate ...
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Do the antimicrobial properties of honey counteract the probiotic properties of yogurt?

The question is summed up in the title. In the quest for impeccable gut flora, this concern popped up. EDIT: Some additional information regarding the antibacterial properties of honey and the ...
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I haven't been truly hungry in a few years [closed]

I am starting to get a little concerned about something. I haven't felt truly hungry in a few years. I just eat because after a day or two of not eating I feel like the nutrients are necessary for ...
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Collagen: An interesting food supplement or an unnecessary one?

It's becoming quite usual that people older than ¿30-40? years old complement their diet with collagen for bones and specially articulations-related issues. I know some of them which use it as a ...
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Can you take both whey protein and mass gainer at the same time? [closed]

I heard from one of my friend once that told me that when I'm consuming whey protein, I shouldn't also consume mass gainer. Can consuming these two together be harmful? If so, how long should I wait ...
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What are the health effects of having a fluctuating caloric intake? [closed]

This question is inspired by the paleo-diet. Not about the effectiveness of the pale-diet. When reading about the paleo-diet the conversation revolves around what pre-agricultural revolution people ...
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How little food can I sleep on? [closed]

I've found that eating light dinners wakes me up early. However, I'm struggling to strike a balance between sleeping on a empty stomach and eating no more then I need. I've tried and failed to sleep ...
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What evidence is there for and against Alternate Day Fasting?

I am looking into alternate day fasting (and it's variants such as the 5:2 diet and so forth) the internet is full of opinions and anecdotes and such but I would like to get my hands on some actual ...
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Wrong region for accumulation of fat

I am a female in my mid 20. I am 5 ft(sadly, very short about which I do feel insecure all the time) with a weight of 48 kg approx. Now as you can imagine, I am very thin. Infact my collar bones are ...
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How To Get Rid Of Bloated Stomach? [closed]

I am a 27 year old male(75 kg 1.78 tall) and I do weight training for 7 years already. I do always have problem about eating. The main problem is bloating and sometimes I even feel that I have an ...
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Is eating one meal a day healthier for the body? [duplicate]

I'm not going to try doing this, as I eat 6 meals a day, about 4000 Kcal in total. But since dinner for me is about 2000 Kcal and that's about what normal people eat during the whole day, it should be ...
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Are organic foods healthier than conventional foods?

There is a popular perception, and many marketing claims, that organic produce (and food in general) is healthier than food grown with conventional methods. Most commonly, the reasons given are: less ...
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Different protein ratios in similar calorie diets

Consider the following scenarios: Scenario 1: 3000 kcal daily intake 250g protein Scenario 2: 3000 kcal daily intake 100g protein Question: Does the protein ratio affect how much fat can be ...
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Effects of exercise while on a fast

Is exercise while fasting mutually exclusive? Fasting as in: one to three days on just water, and five days a month on a reduced calorie diet (fasting-mimicking diet) NOT a one meal, eight hour ...
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How should ovo-lacto vegetarians compensate the lack of meat in their diets?

An ovo-lacto vegetarian includes both eggs and dairy products in his diet, but meat is completely excluded. In a regular non-vegetarian diet, meat is very important and provides many benefits if ...