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dotFIT offers fitness and nutrition education as well as nutritional supplements to people all over the world. Founded in 2008, the dotFIT team is comprised of industry experts, including registered dietitians, who have been providing proven solutions for nutrition, fitness and weight control for the past 25 years.
 
Through dotFIT, Sharecare users have access to free educational resources, including online workshops, personalized supplement recommendations, and all the science behind the supplement formulas presented in an easy-to-understand format. The Sharecare Fitness App is powered by the online fitness and nutrition program originally developed by dotFIT.

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  • dotFIT
    dotFIT answered:
    Fruta Planta is a Chinese weight loss product that claims simple, fast weight loss without diet or exercise. The supplement is supposed to boost your metabolism, curb your appetite and cut food cravings.  The Food and Drug Administration warned consumers in 2010 not to use Fruta Planta and ordered PRock...Read More
  • Neal Spruce - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fitness
    Neal Spruce of dotFIT answered:
    Yes, as long as the muscle soreness was caused by exercise or some unaccustomed activity that did not injure the muscle to a point where it can't recover naturally. In other words, there is a difference between normal exercise-induced muscle soreness and injury. The latter needs medical attention. But...Read More
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  • dotFIT
    dotFIT answered:
    Yes and they should be because almost all vitamins and minerals work synergistically. It’s difficult to take separate preparations of vitamins and minerals and generally not necessary unless determined by a qualified health professional, who would then give you the exact dosages and times of consumption....Read More
  • Neal Spruce - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fitness
    Neal Spruce of dotFIT answered:
    Following a good workout, in order to maximize exercise-induced results, you want to consume a formula containing 10-20 g of protein, 20-50 g of carbs and less than 5 g of fat. The ranges are determined by your day’s total calories allowed, size and length of workout. The smaller you are the fewer...Read More
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  • dotFIT
    dotFIT answered:
    As long as you are properly managing your blood sugar levels, meal replacement (MR) shakes that contain significant fiber and relatively low sugar should be safe when used as directed. The dotFIT LeanMR Meal Replacement formula is both high in fiber, low in sugar and contains a slower releasing c...Read More
  • Chad Kramer - Newbury Park, CA - Fitness
    Chad Kramer of dotFIT answered:
    In sensitive people, protein powders can cause constipation and/or bloating based on the type of protein and/or sugars used. If constipation is the issue, using a protein powder with fiber may help. If bloating happens it may be that you are sensitive to lactose (milk sugar), which is common in less expensive...Read More
  • Chad Kramer - Newbury Park, CA - Fitness
    Chad Kramer of dotFIT answered:
    Instant protein is a type of protein supplement/replacement that is used as a quick and easy way to replace or supplement their diet with additional or required protein in a quick and easy form (powder mixed with liquid of choice). Someone who is in need of additional protein would drink this after...Read More
  • Chad Kramer - Newbury Park, CA - Fitness
    Chad Kramer of dotFIT answered:
    Instant protein is a type of protein supplement/replacement that is used as a quick and easy way to replace or supplement their diet with additional or required protein in a quick and easy form (powder mixed with liquid of choice). Someone who is in need of additional protein would drink this after...Read More
  • dotFIT
    dotFIT answered:
    Kat Barefield, MS RD is a Sharecare expert and a dotFIT lead dietitian. She also was a competitive athlete and works with many others on nutrition for performance and weight gain.

    You can visit her on the dotFIT Profile Page and contact her to set up a coaching session through dotFIT. dotFIT profile...Read More
  • dotFIT
    dotFIT answered:
    There are very few supplements that mimic the actions of successful drugs used for weight loss. Meal replacements bars and shakes are the only supplements that may actually work.
    It's important to note that supplements alone are NOT a weight loss program, whereas diet and exercise can be.
    The goal...Read More
  • Neal Spruce - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fitness
    Neal Spruce of dotFIT answered:
    You need to use the bodybuilding formula of feeding the muscle while starving the body fat. Meaning, eat correctly and enough including protein intake, take your necessary daily supplements including a daily multivitamin/mineral formula and your pre- and post-training shakes/formula. Eat 4-5 small meals...Read More
  • Neal Spruce - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fitness
    Neal Spruce of dotFIT answered:
    The foods listed below are healthful and have at least half the calories and sodium (some contain one-third) of their traditional counterpart (which is part of being healthful), or simply are naturally low in calories. One thing my family does is serve things slowly during the first half, starting...Read More
  • dotFIT
    dotFIT answered:
    No. Companies marketing leptin or ghrelin supplements don’t actually have any of the hormones in the pill but rather compounds that are purported to increase or decrease the hormone levels and affect appetite. The Food and Drug Administration would likely ban any supplements that contain the hormones...Read More
  • dotFIT
    dotFIT answered:
    They are certainly loaded with some of the ingredients from berries found all over the world, but they are not the same as consuming berries. Scientists have found berries have some of the highest antioxidant levels of any fresh fruits. Antioxidants are substances that protect the body by neutralizing free r...Read More
  • dotFIT
    dotFIT answered:
    Try to get what you can from food first. The use of fortified foods may lead to the consumption of less than ideal foods. Leafy greens, fruit, legumes and some meats (such as liver) are all good sources. Folic acid from supplements is, however, more bioavailable. For every 100mcg of folate ingested from...Read More