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Can athletes eat fast food without consequences?

Can athletes eat fast food without consequences?

Poor nutrition : The food one eats is the fuel your body needs to perform. As an athlete who wants to perform at a high level, it behooves you to put the best fuel possible in your body. Fast food is one of the worst fuels possible. Consider less processed foods and more natural whole foods. ...Read more

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Fast Food (Definition)

Fast food is food that is prepared quickly through a standardized method and is provided at cheap restaurants. Examples of fast food include pizza, burgers, and French fries. Fast food is often loaded with excess sodium, fat, and calories, and increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. ...Read more


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How can you gain weight fast without junk food?

How can you gain weight fast without junk food?

Nuts, oils: Nuts and healthy oils like olive oil and canola oil are high in calories for the small amount of space they take up. If you add nut and oils to what you consume, you should gain weight. Add nuts to your breakfast, add oils and salad dressings to your lunch and dinner. ...Read more

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How I can stay healthy and eat properly without sneaking food from kitchen without being hungry?

How I can stay healthy and eat properly without sneaking food from kitchen without being hungry?

Needs a good plan: If you are asking, the need to take food sneaked from the kitchen that is not serving pangs of hunger, is a problem. Whether that is weight gain or there are body image issues, this needs to be evaluated and discussed with your doctor, who may then bring a nutritionist or a counselor to be part of your team. ...Read more

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Why can some people eat as much junk food, fast food, sweets, etc without getting fat?

Why can some people eat as much junk food, fast food, sweets, etc without getting fat?

Metabolism: The outward appearance that you describe may be related to the metabolism of the patient. They may be able to break down all that junk food so that they do not appear fat. However, don't be deceived as there may be manifestations in blood sugars and cholesterol that you may not see outwardly.These can have long term effects such as leading to chronic diseases like hypertension or diabetes mellitus. ...Read more

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How long can a hypoglycemic person go without eating protein or sugar?

How long can a hypoglycemic person go without eating protein or sugar?

Blood Sugar URGENT: One cannot go long without some food intake when one is hypoglycemic and feeling ill. No one would want to risk brain damage or other physical consequences from a low blood sugar. If you have diabetes and are on treatment you and your care provider should discuss the options and various scenarios to make sure your experience with diabetes leads to good health. ...Read more

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How can you avoid junk food and fast food and eat healthier.. Its hard?

How can you avoid junk food and fast food and eat healthier.. Its hard?

It's not hard: You need better control of yourself. Go online and read "NuVal" - that will give you some idea of what food is good, not so good, and bad! ...Read more

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How quickly can you lose weight with vegan raw food diet?

How quickly can you lose weight with vegan raw food diet?

It can be fast: You may enjoy it, and this will cause you to lose weight because you're making food choices that aren't greasy / sugary / extremely tasty so you won't overeat. You must supplement or you'll damage your nervous system. An even better option is to get with your physician and examine your diet and exercise habits -- fitness activities make friends for you & lifestyle change keeps you lean long-term. ...Read more

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Eating fast and large portions of food can affect me physically?

Eating fast and large portions of food can affect me physically?

Eating fast: Yes, eating fast and large portions is not smart. Please have your primary doctor refer you to a Diabetologist. Your health should improve quite quickly. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop eating fast food and junk food?

What can be done to stop eating fast food and junk food?

Not in house: Start by not having the fast food or junk food in the house. Junk food in the house should be an initial step that you can follow. Try also not to bring fast food into the house. ...Read more

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How to gain weight without eating non vegetarian food? .

How to gain weight without eating non vegetarian food? .

Healthy starches: The best way to lose weight is to avoid starchy carbs, so the best way to gain is to eat lots of starches, but choose relatively healthy ones like whole grains and organic potatoes. Foods high in fat pack calories too, so nuts are also a good choice for gaining weight. Also, eating later in the day tends to cause weight gain. ...Read more

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How can people make healthy eating choices when eating out?

How can people make healthy eating choices when eating out?

See below: Try to avoid fried foods, or eat them in extreme moderation and balance them with non fried food such as salads and or vegetables. Try to eat in portion control servings- take home the rest Try not to add butter or fat to your foods, if adding dressings, use low calorie alternatives and use sparingly. Chose fish baked instead of fried, healthier than red meat or a vegetarian meal. ...Read more

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What are some fast ways to lose weight without diet supplements or anything?

What are some fast ways to lose weight without diet supplements or anything?

Unprocessed foods: One of the keys to losing weight and keeping it off is to do it in a thoughtful and meaningful way. This includes having the right perspective on food, exercise, sleep, and stress. For food, eat mostly a plant based diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, seeds, and whole graims and for protein eat wild fish like salmon every other day. Avoid processed foods. Exercise up to 45 minutes. ...Read more

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Does people with anoerxia recovery eat healthy food or give them junk food?

Does people with anoerxia recovery eat healthy food or give them junk food?

There is no: one in the world who benefits from ingestion of junk food, except the stockholders of the company that sells it. ...Read more

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How do athletes consume a variety of food despite their strict diet?

How do athletes consume a variety of food despite their strict diet?

Diet and exercise: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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How many calories are in fast food compared to healthy food?

How many calories are in fast food compared to healthy food?

Quite variable: as it obviously is very dependent on what and how much your eating. In general, "fast food" is more calorically dense without being as nutritionally dense as heathy food options. But many heathy foods like nuts and various oils also are quite calorically dense too. ...Read more

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How can I most quickly burn calories without real exercise?

How can I most quickly burn calories without real exercise?

Daily activities: Make your daily activities more difficult - take the stairs, park further away, bike/ walk to work/ store, sit on a swiss ball/ at your desk and stand up every time you answer the phone, or lunge/ hop/ jump from place to place in your house. Things like these may seem small and silly, but the increased calorie burn can add up over time. Don't forget a healthy diet! ...Read more

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What are things i can do to lose weight fast without diet or exercise?

What are things i can do to lose weight fast without diet or exercise?

Bariatric surgery: Stomach related surgery can result in weight loss but surgery should always be your last resort because there can always be surgical complications. ...Read more

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Could corticosteroid cause a lifelong healthy eater to suddenly crave fatty fast foods?

Could corticosteroid cause a lifelong healthy eater to suddenly crave fatty fast foods?

Appetite changes : Oral steroids such as Prednisone can temporarily increase the appetite as well as cause many other unwanted side effects. Typically the craving is for any food and not specific for a particular food. This would not happen with topical steroids such as nasal sprays, creams/ointments or asthma inhalers. ...Read more

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How can someone lose weight fast without it being harmful?

How can someone lose weight fast without it being harmful?

DEPENDS ON WHAT YOUR: Definition of fast is and how much weight are you talking about. ...Read more

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Can athletes eat fast food without consequences?

Poor nutrition : The food one eats is the fuel your body needs to perform. As an athlete who wants to perform at a high level, it behooves you to put the best fuel possible in your body. Fast food is one of the worst fuels possible. Consider less processed foods and more natural whole foods. ...Read more

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I eat a lot of unhealthy food (not fast food) but I always exercise every day and I play sports is there any foods you would recommend for an athlete?

I eat a lot of unhealthy food (not fast food) but I always exercise every day and I play sports is there any foods you would recommend for an athlete?

Foods: I strongly recommend that you go to the internet and look for "NuVal". This will take you through the good, not so good, and bad eating habits. Your athleticism will improve as your eating habits improve. ...Read more

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When i diet i can eat fast food?

When i diet i can eat fast food?

Wouldnt recooment it: In general most fast food restaurants contain foods which are loaded with high concentrated calories. Even salads at fast food restaurants contain lots of calories typically from the dressing of fried toppings. The best way to lose weight is to avoid processed food and concentrate on a whole food approach. to sum it up eat lean meats, fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Is normal I eat fast food once every week?

Is normal I eat  fast food once every week?

Maybe: Eating fast food may be "normal," in that a lot of people do it. Still, it's not healthy for any of us to eat it. Too many trans fats and processed foods, even for a 16 year old. You can develop healthier eating, activity, and sleep patterns that will keep you well for the rest of your life! Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat fast food even if your exercising.

Is it ok to eat fast food even if your exercising.

No relationship: Exercising and eating healthy are two separate activities related to maintaining good health. One does not have an effect on the other except that the lack of either can contribute to the development of chronic diseases. It is a common misconception that one healthy activity can neutralize the ill effects of another unhealthy activity, eg. Eating well will not compensate for inadequate sleep. ...Read more

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Can you be healthy and still eat fast food occasionally?

Can you be healthy and still eat fast food occasionally?

Yes, with moderation: Moderation in all things including "fast food diets" makes us "healthy, wealthy, and wise". ...Read more

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What is the fast food you can eat on lindora plateau days?

What is the fast food you can eat on lindora plateau days?

Lindora Clinics: I don't know where you live, but if you're involved in the lindora lean for life program you know that there's an online site where you can ask specific questions like that: http://www.Lindora.Com/program_online.Aspx there are also clinics in california, and you can find these at: http://www.Lindora.Com/program_clinics.Aspx you would need to become a patient or member for its 1-on-1 advice. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the general healthiest fast food place to eat at?

Can you please discuss the general healthiest fast food place to eat at?

None: All of the major fast food chains are basically unhealthy unless you stick with salads or grilled chicken. ...Read more

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I am a 31 year olds male who weighed 160 pounds is eating fast food healthy to eat ?

Depends upon: The "fast food" you eat. Fruits and Vegetables can be fast foods!!!! Eating healthy is possible with "fast food" Avoid fatty/over sweetened items! Even Mc Donalds carries some healthy "fast" foods! ...Read more

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How much weight would I gain approximately if I were to eat nothing but fast food for a week like in that movie?

How much weight would I gain approximately if I were to eat nothing but fast food for a week like in that movie?

Fast Food obesity!!: This is a very good question and one that you may already know the answer to. But, you would most likely gain some weight and also would clog up your arteries with excess fats and sugars that can add to your risk of heart disease. But, i wold hesitate to guess the amount of weight you would gain. And, i would highly not advise you to do this experiment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some foods which are beneficial for long lasting time? And i eat a lot of junk fast food so please tell me the way to balance it.

Eat healthy fats: Fats take longer to digest than carbohydrates. If you eat foods with nuts in it, you will feel fuller longer. Plus they have more protein which is good for you as well. ...Read more

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I am 22, 5 ft, 121 lbs. I do exercise and don't eat fast food. My BP 110/90. What do you say about it? Need some suggestions and advices. Thank you!

I am 22, 5 ft, 121 lbs. I do exercise and don't eat fast food. My BP 110/90. What do you say about it? Need some suggestions and advices. Thank  you!

Rest assured that it: could be quite normal. Have it checked a few times by your Doctor and see what the readings are. Your Doc should then investigate to see if there is any cause for your high BP and if so, then that cause would need treatment first. Anxiety can result in high BP readings. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I gain weight easily.If i eat a lot of (fast food) for a week, i would see a huge difference in my weight.I have friends who eat so much but they r ok?

Body composition: Body composition ( muscle and fat) differs from person to person as does the amount of calories a person burns. Fast food is very high in calories and fat and im not suprised you would gain weight. Dont compare yourself to others, eat healthy and listen to your own body. If you dont want fast weight gain, dont eat fast foods. Choose healthier alternatives, prepare your own foods. ...Read more

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How come i always feel cold and shaky after i eat fast food?

Low blood sugar: The processed food and high calories may be causing low blood sugar after eating. This should be checked out by a physician. You may need to be making better food choices such as eating less processed carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Is subway a better place to eat then a fast food burger place?

Is subway a better place to eat then a fast food burger place?

See below: Yes but don't get the mayonnaise or extra meat or cheese. Choose a turkey sandwich with lots of veggies or better yet, a veggie delite. Still, I don't recommend eating at Subway often because of the excess salt and preservatives but it's definitely better than McDonalds, Carls Jr, Burger King, Wendy's, Taco Bell, or Jack in the Box. ...Read more

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How much fast food would you have to eat to cause a heartattack?

How much fast food would you have to eat to cause a heartattack?

It Depends: No one answer fits everyone here. It depends on the health of your cardiovascular system before during and after eating fast foods laden with saturated fats, excessive calories and sugars wh ich can contribute to pre- diabetes or diabetes and thus significanty increase your risk of heart disease and heart attack. Always ask to see the nutritional information at any fast food resturant. ...Read more

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