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I am opposed to most diet plans because of the expense (you have to buy their foods), the recommended calorie reduction foods(the starvation mode), and other strange recommended supplements to make your body do strange things. Of course, nobody wants to up their metabolism by exercise so it seems easier to eat properly. Increasing metabolism by mild or moderate exercise or simple walking would suffice but doing some type of muscular activity daily would be a super way to lose weight properly. It is an old process to calculate daily calories but frankly it is important. Most people eat way...

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            I am amazed at the high numbers of individuals that still are totally dependent on their physician for health advice.  Some physicians have gone to great extents to study natural medicine post Medical School and many have not. Many docs are still depending on a pharmaceutical reps advice. Unfortunately, patients are getting caught in the pharmaceutical “jaws” and have difficulty getting away from poor and often unfounded MD information.   Too many of the prescription medications that we take are very habit forming.  If not physically habit forming, then psychologically.  We need to take more responsibility in resolving our own...

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  Robert Atkins had the right idea to be critical of carbohydrates in the diet, but he didn’t differentiate between live  and dead ones.  His suggestion to substantially increase protein, as primarily large quantities of meat, is ridiculous. Granted, one can lose weight on this high protein diet, but it could be at the cost of ruining your kidneys and liver or creating joint pain.  Protein does not need to be this high in the diet.  The World Health Organization (WHO) sets daily protein requirements for most adults at about 5%.  WHO has been around a lot longer than Robert...

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Under no circumstances should a person have gastric by-pass surgery!  If the eating addiction is so great, there are many alternatives to control eating and weight loss.  The complications of the bariatric surgery are numerous and much too dangerous.  A person merely needs to seek out the proper practitioner(s) to find their specific answers to eating and dieting.  It was discovered soon after this type of surgery was performed that the intrinsic factor in the lining of the stomach was very important for metabolism of vitamin B-12 and other health components.  90% of the intrinsic factor is taken away with...

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