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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90 Day Diets for weight loss (Meal Planning) & Workouts

I am a complete newbie to dieting and working out. I am: 5 foot 8 inches Male 173 pounds Goals is to get to 150 pounds by mid April. So where do I start ?
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Does “Hot soup on a hot day keep you cool”?

I don't know if I should ask this question on skeptics.se first, but I guess I'll try here first: When I was a kid in summer camp, they served hot soup every day during lunch, even during a heat wave,...
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Can the cysteine from onions assimilated by the body?

I read somewhere that cysteine is present in onions. But my teacher told me that the cysteine in onions is denatured by the harsh stomach acids. Is this true? If not , are onions viable source of ...
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What is the food with highest calorie per unit price that you can buy and eat regularly?

What is the food with the highest calorie per unit price that you can buy and eat regularly? The food cannot give you any undesirable health effect due to the sole reason that you eat it regularly.
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Suffering from Gout problem need help? [closed]

I am 17 years old teenager, recently my joint at ankles got swollen, I thought its normal but next day I was unable to walk due pain in joint. So we wentt to Doctor using mine blood reports and in ...
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Ketosis over extended period

Is it unhealthy to be in ketosis for more than 6 months on a low carb diet? I would like to be in ketosis for a year if healthy.
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Which one has lower fats? Skim milk Vs. Cottage cheese

I've MS and I would like to ask about which is better to eat Skim milk or cottage cheese? I especially ask about cottage cheese that is made for generations by our grandmothers at the back of the ...
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Digesting liquid food vs solid food equivalent

I am curious to find out what happens during the digestion of solid food or liquid food compared with each other. For example, what takes longer to digest and what takes longer before feeling hungry ...
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Is kombucha low FODMAP?

I would like to know whether the kombucha drink (500 ml) is low FODMAP, and if not, why it isn't.
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Is kimchi low FODMAP?

I would like to know whether kimchi, the fermented Korean side dish made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings, also known as kimchee or gimchi, can generally be considered low FODMAP. This ...
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Is liquorice low FODMAP?

Is pure liquorice juice extracted from the root, solidified, with nothing added, usually sold in sticks or small pieces, non chewable, a low FODMAP ingredient ?
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How to celebrate christmas with MS?

One week ago, I knew I have multiple sclerosis. My right eye is affected and I can not see well. This question is about what should I eat to overcome MS. I googled about beans and found controversy. ...
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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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Can one candy bar per day be part of a healthy diet?

Are there any ill effects from eating one normally size candy bar per day over a long period of time, as part of an otherwise well-balanced diet for an active adult? For example, a Twix bar with: ...
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A nutritionally complete diet that respects W.H.O. standards?

I'm looking for a way to build a diet that accounts for every substance intake need of an healthy adult male human, according to World Health Organization technical reports like this one, and tables ...
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Am I overweight? Bad self image…?

Alright, I'm a fourteen-year-old male freshmen in high-school. I weigh 120 pounds, and I am around 5'5 - 5'6. Am I overweight? I am on the cross-country team, so I run thirty-five miles a week (...
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Should eating before bedtime be avoided if someone wants to lose weight?

I have read many contradictory articles regarding eating before bedtime for someone trying to lose weight. Here some examples: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/17/health/17really.html?_r=4&adxnnl=1&...
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What are the benefits of a fad diet?

I have researched and found that fad diets are harmful and are only short-term but it cant just 100% negative. I mean what if I am 200 kg and cant enter an event because of the weight limit of 100kg....
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Does a sugar-free diet really lead to more healthy state?

I have a friend who is trying to get rid of everything with a high sugar content. He doesn't add sugar to tea, coffee, milk. Things like Coke (and all similar drinks), cakes, candies (sweets), cookies,...
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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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How to lose water weight? Or prevent water retention?

Lately, I have been feeling very bloated and it appears that my body is retaining water extensively. Although I know water weight is only a couple of pounds -- I find that it is very noticeable. Is ...
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Does excercise increase body mass?

I am a somewhat skinny 16 year old. I am 48KG and 167cm tall. I try and eat as much as I can to gain body mass and not have stick man arms etc. I still am not getting much body mass. If I go to the ...
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Is eating dirt good?

A while back, I my parents knew a family who had a son. His parents believed in some weird thing that if you eat dirt, your immunity will increase and you will be less prone to sickness. However in my ...
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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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How do diabetics manage their diet and meal planning? [closed]

I've been trying to understand how important diet is to managing diabetes and was wondering whether meal planning was a really important thing and what it involved. Do you have to spend a lot of time ...
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Pop: How much is too much?

I'm 37, badly overweight, and have been for a long time. One of my weaknesses has been pop - normally Pepsi or 7Up - and I'm trying to seriously cut back. So how much is too much? For most of my life ...
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Are water only fasts healthy? Can they cause headaches or other medical problems?

I have been using the below fasting protocol that I'd like to use for intermittent fasting - Fast duration - Sunday night (10-11pm) to Tuesday morning (4:30am) Consumed during fast - Only water (2-...
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Does excessive sugar intake cause diabetes? [duplicate]

Assuming no weight gain, does a large amount of refined sugar intake increase the risk of diabetes? To put it another way: In theory, if you took two identical subjects, and they each consumed the ...
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Do adult humans need to drink milk

To the best of my knowledge, most mammals cease to drink milk past infancy. Humans, on the other hand often substitute their mothers breast milk with that from other sources like cattle (or soy, ...
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How long a certain food takes for making intestinal gas?

I've some symptoms of IBS. I want to know some stuff on the basis of my symptoms that I've observed. I know Apples, Melons or milk can cause gas. For instance, before quitting milk, when I would ...
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Potato and rice diet to prevent allergic reactions to calm down atopic eczema

I've heard of a diet consisting only of boiled potatoes, rice (with salt) and cooked apples which shall help against skin problems possibly caused by allergies. The diet is supposed to be followed for ...
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What diet/foods decrease IGF-1 and increase IGFBP-1?

And also, what happens to these markers when non-fibrous carbohydrates are substantially reduced? Thanks a lot for any comments.
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Will I lose weight following this diet?

I am 24 years old female. Height 5.3" and Weight 58kg. I want to reduce my weight especially belly and thigh fats. I have just changed my routine to make it possible but I am not sure this will work ...
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Is all protein the same?

I've been experimenting with different sources of protein for the past few weeks. I've tried lentils, almonds, split peas, tuna, chicken, ground beef, and eggs. I carefully portion things out so that ...
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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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Can a temporary change in carbohydrate intake change weight?

I've been on a low carb diet for months now, and I have noticed various weight differences from day to day when I wake up. However, the last couple of times I decided to eat a lot of carbs, I gained ...
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Is animal fat good to eat or avoid?

Animal fat, you know, the white spots. Is it healthy to eat with the rest of the meat or should it be avoided?
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Are there objective criteria to define if a diet is “healthy”?

Recently in Italy there is quite some discussion around a proposed law that concerns the vegan diet. I am not here to discuss the merits or the demerits neither of the law nor of the vegan diet. I ...
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Effectiveness of Plant Based Diet to losing weight

Movies such as "Sick Fat Nearly Dead" and "Forks over Knives" and "Engine 2" tout the "Plant Based Diet". Are these plant based diets beneficial/required for losing weight? If so what resources exist ...
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How do nuts fit into the ketogenic diet? [closed]

I just got done reading the book, Why We Get Fat, by Gary Taupes. I found it a fascinating read and I am going to give that eating philosophy a personal 4 month trial. I am planning my meals and ...
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Could refugees live off of oil and multivitamins (and maybe some protein)?

Thinking about refugees and the incredible problem of how to feed them, it occurred to me that vegetable oils are extremely calorie-dense, inexpensive and while relatively unpalatable, theoretically ...
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How much tuna can I eat a week without running into mercury issues?

Tuna salad and raw tuna are two of my favorite foods. Canned tuna is really cheap and I am currently on a tight budget. I want to understand what would be a non threatening way I can spend majority of ...
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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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Does Higher Eating Frequency Increase Metabolism?

Note: I asked this question on the Skeptics exchange and was redirected here. Also note, I was informed that it may have been a duplicate on the Skeptics forum, but I was subsequently linked to a post ...
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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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Bread and acid reflux

I have been told that bread can cause acid reflux? What in the bread would cause this and is that found in other foods that are not usually associated with gerd?
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Honey- Replacement of White Sugar?

Recently i have decided to switch from white sugar to Honey and i was wondering if there is any scenario in which using honey can be harmful? Like in baking or mixing with some other eatable thing?
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What are trustworthy food and nutrition information websites, without ties to food companies?

After watching the documentary Fed Up, I was inclined to look for trustworthy dietary advice online. Without getting into arguments about whether Fed Up makes a good argument about sugar consumption, ...
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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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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 ...