Does grapefruit, orange juice, or apple cider burn off fat?

Does grapefruit, orange juice or apple cider burn off fat? No, Grapefruit, orange juice, and apple cider do not burn off fat whether they are eaten alone, in between meals, or with a meal. Citrus juices are slightly acidic in nature but are much less acidic than the hydrochloric acid secreted by your stomach (pH of...

A physician assistant at a hospital is advocating a protein sparing modified fast diet.

There's a physician assistant at a hospital near me that is advocating a "protein sparing modified fast" type of diet that includes lots of lean meats and is not more than 800 calories/day. I have always read this to be a very unhealthy way to eat, but he insists it works and says he...

I was looking for an article on carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism prevention.

I was looking for an article on carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism prevention. I could not find it anywhere. Do you know anything about these inhibitors? How healthy or safe are they? I am not aware of any pills currently available that really do block metabolism of carbohydrate, protein, or fat. I would not recommend...

What health benefits and risks can you associate with fasting?

Recently, I have been curious about the practice of fasting. Not for religious or cultural reasons, just curiosity. Some of my friends who have done this have described various sensations of euphoria or "inner calm" associated with fasting. What health benefits and risks can you associate with fasting? I imagine that dehydration is the biggest...

I found your website by looking up that cabbage soup diet to fit into this wedding dress.

Ironically enough, I found your website by looking up that silly Cabbage Soup Diet. After reading what many doctors and health workers had to say about it, I've found that there is no such thing as a "Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital" (the hospital that supposedly prescribes this hideous starvation-torture diet) and furthermore, there never...

Would weight loss be equal on 1200 calorie/day high protein, low carb vs. 1200 calorie/day high carb?

Given everything else identical, would weight loss be equal on 1200 calorie/day high protein, low carb vs. 1200 calorie/day high carb? Thanks for your reply. While a calorie is a calorie, it shouldn't make any difference. However in high protein, low carbohydrate weight loss diets, people lose weight faster due to loss of body water rather...

A friend gave us a diet from Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital for overweight heart patients to lose weight.

A friend gave my husband a copy of a diet from Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital (location??) that is supposedly used in their cardiac care unit for overweight heart patients to lose weight prior to having surgery. It's a 7-day fat-burning diet consisting of vegetable soup, fruit, vegetables, skimmed milk, lean beef or skinless chicken...

I needed to lose weight because I was eating very badly.

First, thank you for the most helpful website I have found on the Internet. In a nutshell, I needed to lose weight because, to put it bluntly, I was eating very badly. Daily trips to MickyD's. I hurt my feet in Tae Kwon Do and was letting them heal (I should have warmed up). I...

Are fat burners a waste of money?

Your site is very informative and helpful. Are fat burners a waste of money? Thanks for your reply. Yes. Save your money to buy healthy foods using My Plate as a basis and start a daily exercise program. You don't need to buy any special foods, supplements, or liquid diets to lose weight.  Otherwise when you...

Do you know about the cabbage soup diet?

What do you know about the Cabbage Soup Diet? Do you have a copy? I would like to try it for 7 days. No, I don't, but I did see it in one of the newsgroups. Sounds like the latest fad diet though. Kind of reminds me of the Beverly Hills fruit diet - the...