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What foods are healthy for you to lose weight?

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone).
Dr. John Powelson
Transplant Surgery 35 years experience
Plant-based diet: No obesity if hunger matches calorie need. But sodas, refined sugars, meat and dairy mess up that match. Worse, cookies, fries actually cause hunger because of blood sugar peaks and troughs. Doesn’t take much: extra 100 calories/day = 10 lbs weight gain/year. Solution: unprocessed foods (fruits, vegetable, nuts). Slow absorption allows body to match hunger to calories needed. Also prevent cancer.

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What are the healthy foods to lose weight?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Try this: This will get you started: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/mayo-clinic-diet/my01646 remember that it takes a life long approach and that there are ups and downs along the way. Good luck!
A 42-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are healthy food that help you lose weight?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Less food: To lose weight, you need to reduce you intake of food and increase the amount of exercise. A diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, beans, lentils will help; limit your intake of saturated fats.
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What are a few healthy foods or meals to eat to lose weight?

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Dr. Nimish Gosrani
Anti-Aging Medicine 33 years experience
Health: The main way to get healthy/lose weight is through a combination of excellent nutrition, consistent exercise and correction of hormonal imbalance.Eat foods which are lower in carbohydrate , low glycemic.Focus on protein and fats, drink lots of water.
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Good advice.
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A 49-year-old member asked:

What is the healthy way to lose weight?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume.
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What could I do to best, healthily lose weight?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Slow & steady: To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises.

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