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Hoping you can tell me, is nutritionist going to could you help me lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle?

Hoping you can tell me, is nutritionist going to could you help me lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle?

Yes: Yes that is the purpose (as long as weight loss is medically indicated). You need to do the work and the nutritionist will help to provide the knowledge base. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Can being vegetarian help me lose weight?

Can being vegetarian help me lose weight?

Vegetarian: Many people who are overweight are able to lose weight by being physically active and eating a vegetarian diet in moderation. ...Read more

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Can going vegan help you lose weight?

Can going vegan help you lose weight?

Yes: This can be a very healthy lifestyle provided that you supplement -- you will run low on B12 quickly, and may lack usable vitamin a, vitamin d, calcium, iodine, zinc, and iron. There is no magic -- the stuff that vegans eat isn't the stuff that the rest of us gorge on, so they stay thin. The other alleged benefits are hard to demonstrate scientifically as vegans tend to have other healthy habits. ...Read more

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Please describe a good weight loss program that will could you help me lose weight fast?

Please describe a good weight loss program that will could you help me lose weight fast?

Go Mobile!: You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Get your screens green and you win! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884 ...Read more

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Can you recommend a healthy way to lose weight?

Can you recommend a healthy way to lose weight?

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. ...Read more

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Can you provide some tips for someone trying to gain healthy weight fat+muscle mass?

Can you provide some tips for someone trying to gain healthy weight fat+muscle mass?

Cardio and weights: Your best bet is to balance cardio with weight training. Increased muscle mass will help burn more calories. Decreasing your carbs can also help reduce body fat, but you need some carbs for energy. Discuss this plan with your physician or local dietician. ...Read more

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What is a good diet to have if you wanna lose weight and gain muscle? Any diets ?

What is a good diet to have if you wanna lose weight and gain muscle? Any diets ?

Healthy Balanced: Diet that is low in carbs like breads and pastas and cereals and get your carbs from fruits and veggies, eat lots of fruit and chicken. Watch portions. Get and app like fit day.Com that is free and it will tell you how many calories you need and match your exercise so you burn more than you eat. Do weight bearing exercise to gain muscle, cardio to lose weight. ...Read more

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Is there a healthy weight to gain weight if I have decided to become a vegan?

Is there a healthy weight to gain weight if I have decided to become a vegan?

Ideal BMI: ...is 19-25. You have not shared your height, so we can't calculate your Body Mass Index here. However, here's a link for you to fill in the blanks, and self-determine your preferred "healthy weight" range: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm ...Read more

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Will drinking diet pop help you if you are trying to lose weight?

Will drinking diet pop help you if you are trying to lose weight?

Not likely: Diet pops dont have caloric values in themselves and thus don't directly contribute to weight gain. Neither will they help you lose wt. As a matter of fact, they likely increase wt gain because: your taste buds enjoy the sweet tastes provided by the diet pops and when no diet pops available, u likely snack more on other sweets, hence the weight gain. The preservatives r not so healthy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should a vegetarian diet help me lose weight?

Should a vegetarian diet help me lose weight?

Yes: The secret is that properly-chosen vegetarian foods don't taste as good and aren't as addictive as the stuff that the rest of us overeat. There's much less grease / sugar / salt and it's actually a smart option, though the other health benefits are (from my reading of the big epidemiologic studies) overrated. Any fitness-focused athletic lifestyle with sensible food choices does you a big favor. ...Read more

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Can you please help to maintain a raw food diet without losing too much weight?

Can you please help to maintain a raw food diet without losing too much weight?

Alternate: Some raw materials are not well absorbed in the gut -- so you may want to alternate with cooked food, vegetables, fruits, and dairy products if you want to gain weight -- and make sure that your doctor supervise your diet. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i'm overweight and start eating healthy can I lose weight?

Can you tell me if i'm overweight and start eating healthy can I lose weight?

Its a start: Really cut down cabs and always mix a bit of protein with.it. Put your mind to it and live longer. Cottage cheese, read labels, yogurt, no white bread ...Read more

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Can you recommend a healthy way to gain weight?

Can you recommend a healthy way to gain weight?

Gain weight: Eat healthy foods that are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Work out with heavier weights with fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours per night. Hydrate well with water. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if you eat a very healthy diet and watch your calories, can weight gain be avoided?

Can you tell me what you suggest if you eat a very healthy diet and watch your calories, can weight gain be avoided?

Yes it can.: The real issues is that if you consume more calories than then you burn - you will gain weight. If you add in physical activity that helps even more to avoid weight gains. ...Read more

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Can having a food with low glycemic help you lose weight?

Can having a food with low glycemic help you lose weight?

Low glycemic foods: Not exactly, but it does help prevent gaining additional weight if not eaten to excess. ...Read more

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Can cell food help you lose weight?

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Can cell food help you lose weight?

No: None of the holistic/naturalistic/homeopathic food supplements have any proven benefit in weight loss. It comes down to diet and exercise. ...Read more

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How to gain weight if you're a vegetarian?

Coconut oil: One of the best tasting and hottest cooking oils, coconut oil is a staple of the indian diet. You can spread it on bread like butter, fry with it and even use it to make soup and sauces more rich. You can cook a wide range of pastas and grains. Fresh vegetables may take nearly as much energy to digest as they deliver, but provide the freshest nutrients. ...Read more

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What type of a diet can help me become leaner and lose weight. ?

Whole foods: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. ...Read more

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What can you eat to lose weight in a healthy way?

What can you eat to lose weight in a healthy way?

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). ...Read more