- Jenie Ortiz added an answer: 2011-06-10 02:23:57
Bariatric surgeries are recommended solution to people who are mobidly obese which have a BMI of 40 and above. That will be about 100 lbs overweight for men and 80lbs overweight for women. If and when there is a higher risk due to other serious conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea and others more than the risk with extensive surgeries like gastric bypass, even those with just a BMI of 35 are considered.
- Jenie Ortiz added an answer: 2011-06-08 05:23:23
It is advisable that one should drink a glass of water 20 minutes before eating to avoid feeling very hungry when you sit in the table and splurge. Not right before eating as this makes you feel bloated therefore at times foregoing eating making you a victim of nutrient deficiency. It also should not be during meal times because this makes you gulp down the food you are eating without undergoing through the right process of digestion to which appropriate enzymes act upon the food for proper absorption. It will be best to drink after eating.
- Jenie Ortiz added a question: 2011-06-08 05:23:13
- Jenie Ortiz added an answer: 2011-06-08 05:16:20
Expect that the food you eat when you choose to partake of fast food will be laden with fat, salt and calories. These are the very things that are asked of us to avoid to have a healthy body. The fat used will not be a good fat because it is cheaper. It cannot be low in fat because fat make the food tasty. Salt as well will not be controlled for the taste as much as for the preservation quality salt gives.
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- Jenie Ortiz is now following the topic bhf diet: 2011-06-08 05:08:35
- Jenie Ortiz added an answer: 2011-06-08 05:08:09
British Heart foundation (BHF) diet is also known as the Greenlane diet. Though named after the British heart foundation, they have nothing to do with it. It did not come from them or any employed with them.
BHF diet is a crash diet that is not recommended by experts for its very low 700 calorie requirement for a day approximation. Such a low calorie will not meet the nutrient requirement the body needs for the day and so does the essential vitamins and minerals usually provided by food.
- Jenie Ortiz added a question: 2011-06-08 05:03:59
I was given a heart-healthy diet instruction and red wine is a part of it. Is it really good for the heart, and how come?Jenie Ortiz added an answer: 2011-06-08 04:56:12
Red wine is made from grapes. And grapes is a good source of resveratrol, which according to many studies, have beneficial effects to lowering bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol. But red wine have alcohol content and alcohol consumption is not advisable to people with elevated blood sugar and triglyceride levels. If you are a drinker, red wine is the lesser evil amongst other alcoholic beverages. But if you are not, don’t start. You can have resveratrol from other sources.
I was given a heart-healthy diet instruction and red wine is a part of it. Is it really good for the heart, and how come?Jenie Ortiz added a question: 2011-06-08 04:55:53
- Jenie Ortiz added an answer: 2011-06-08 04:51:32
One can get protein from many other sources other than egg. There are meats and fishes, milk and dairy, and even vegetables have them.
Raw egg is one of the common source of salmonella. Those in the business of egg production have strict quality-control practices and sanitation procedures all through production, processing and preparation since the government has identified the high prevalence of salmonella growing in them. Those infected with it have the so-called food borne illness Salmonellosis. Abdominal cramps, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, chills, fever and/or headache within 6 to 72 hours after eating are the common symptoms that may cause serious complications to those at risk like pregnant women, infants and those immuno-compromised.
If your health is more important than the effect of heating or cooking of eggs in relation to quality of protein, think of salmonella and think of other ways to get protein other than egg.
Is there a chance for me to have normal looking body shape if my parents are both wide and overweight?Jenie Ortiz added an answer: 2011-06-08 04:27:00
YES. Though heredity is a factor in overweight and obesity due to the number of fat cells, it can also be combated with proper diet and exercise. For children of obese parents, the usual concern would be the lifestyle and the eating pattern directly related to training and family customs. But if the child is the one who is actually insisting on weight loss, then there is a bigger chance than to those who are not at all interested.
- Jenie Ortiz added an answer: 2011-06-08 04:20:13
Alternative cuisine is the same recipe altered to be healthier. More often than not it is less in fat and less in salt. I term it as choosing “the lesser evil” or “lessening the darkness”.
Cream soup with whole milk = cream soup with low fat milk
Fried pork chop = lean grilled pork chop
Pizza loaded with fatty meat and mozzarella = Vegetarian Pizza with half the cheese
Pasta with white sauce (Carbonara) = Pasta with fresh tomato sauce
- Jenie Ortiz added a question: 2011-06-08 04:19:55
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• During cooking, add just a small amount. Include salt free herbs and spices for additional taste.
• Avoid using salty condiments at the table like fish sauce, soy sauce, liquid seasoning, catsup and the likes. If fond of chili peppers, use meal sauce or soup as your base for it instead of like soy sauce and chili.
• Be in the habit of reading labels and check sodium or salt content.
• Limit use of processed foods such as canned goods, preserved meats and cold cuts, foods in brine solution like pickles and olives, and salted snack items such as popcorns and chips.
- Jenie Ortiz added a question: 2011-06-08 04:18:17
- Jenie Ortiz added an answer: 2011-06-08 04:06:02
• Prefer lean meats, remove chicken skin, choose chicken part that is tasty like breast because fat makes it tasty.
• Eat fish more often, advisably 3 times a week.
• limit consumption of eggs to at least 3 times a week.
• Choose lower fat and cholesterol products in the market. Check food labels.
• Limit the use of oil in cooking. Prepare food without using them like in grilling, boiling, poaching etc. And if so, use vegetable oils like canola oil, corn oil, olive oil and the likes.
• Take a lot of fiber in the from of fruits and vegetables.
- Jenie Ortiz added a question: 2011-06-08 04:05:31
It is common in my group of friends to throw parties, and I am having difficulty losing weight and my husband maintaining, what can you advice?Jenie Ortiz added an answer: 2011-06-08 04:04:53
• PRE-PLAN. Talk to yourself ahead and remind each time that you are going to the party to socialize and not to eat.
• To avoid overeating, eat before going to the party. Most of the time we get so hungry by the time meals are served that we tend to splurge.
• Parties have delicious foods laden with fat and salt that at time you have left with no choice but to eat them. Why not offer to bring something to the party so you at least have a choice in case.
• If you know that you will be eating a little more at the party, eat a little less the rest of the day so you can still meet your daily caloric requirement.
• When you are offered items that belongs to your category of “treat” and you know you had far to many treats already, you can always refuse kindly.
• If it is buffet, scan the whole table first for you to know which are the best options before you start and fill your plate with food you should have forgone and end up having no place left for the “better” choices placed near the end of the line.
• If the party is at home, give away left-overs. You had your once a week treat and letting it all stay will force you to eat them all for 1-2 more days.
• If mixed drinks or alcoholic drinks are offered, choose with the list calories and drink slowly. Make it last and not splurge.
It is common in my group of friends to throw parties, and I am having difficulty losing weight and my husband maintaining, what can you advice?Jenie Ortiz added a question: 2011-06-08 04:04:27
About Me:I am a licensed Clinical Dietitian. I give dietary counseling/advice and lecture to in and out patients as an individual or a group (big or small)
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