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How is it that eggs help you lose weight though they are aparently bad for people with high cholesterol?

How is it that eggs help you lose weight though they are aparently bad for people with high cholesterol?

Eggs are good food: Eggs are only 75 calories and an excellent source of protein. Many diets recommend them. If you have a very high cholesterol, egg beaters which are egg whites without the yolk (which is were the cholesterol is) might be "just what the doctor ordered!". ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

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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I'm a vegetarian and I'm trying to lose weight and consume more protein. Are there benefits to eating a whole egg as compared to an egg white?

I'm a vegetarian and I'm trying to lose weight and consume more protein. Are there benefits to eating a whole egg as compared to an egg white?

Essential fatty acid: I assume you are an ovovegetarian from the nature of your question (strict vegetarians do not eat eggs). Whole egg is the egg white (protein) w/ the yolk, which is mostly cholesterol & fat. The benefits of the yolk are debated by nutritionists. Some believe it has essential (omega-3) fatty acids (EFA), vitamins A,D,&E, & short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) for digestion. Fish is also a good EFA source ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Eat moderate portions
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Eat a balanced diet
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Minimize or avoid junk food
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Avoid fast food
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I have high pressure type ll diabetes nerve damage in my feet and fingers in order to lose weight I read the 28 egg diet will this help me or the african mango diet I worry about the hidden sugar in the fruit the question is what diet will be good for me

I have high pressure type ll diabetes nerve damage in my feet and fingers in order to lose weight I read the 28 egg diet will this help me or the african mango diet I worry about the hidden sugar in the fruit the question is what diet will be good for me

Avoid fad diets: All of these fad diets are just that.. Fads. If you want to lose weight and keep it off and do it in a healthy way, talk to your pcp, or a dietician/nutritionist for diet tips and start an exercise routine of some sort. Even if it is just walking. ...Read more

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Could i lose weight eating just eggs?

Could i lose weight eating just eggs?

Possibly BUT: That would be an unhealthy and unbalanced nutrition plan. ...Read more

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Keep track of everything you eat
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Start aerobic exercise
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Increase exercise as tolerated
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Early on, visit your primary care physician to check general health
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If i only eat eggs and fruits and vegetables, will i lose weight and still be healthy?

If i only eat eggs and fruits and vegetables, will i lose weight and still be healthy?

Eggs fruits veggies: It depends on how much you eat but on general, you would probably lose weight (assuming you currently eat a decent amount of carbohydrates). It may not be enough for you to be healthy though. It would really depend on which fruits and vegetables you ate since they vary tremendously in their content of various nutrients and minerals. ...Read more

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If i go on a high protein diet consisting of meat, eggs, veggies n protein shakes will i lose weight?

If i go on a high protein diet consisting of meat, eggs, veggies n protein shakes will i lose weight?

Protein Diet: Yes, with the caveat being that you also must limit your overall calories. A good diet is one that consists of 60% of the calories being protein, 25% being carbs and 15% fat calories. If you really want success you will also work on walking or other vigorous physical activity daily. ...Read more

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Reduce added sugar in your foods
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Reduce fast or fried foods
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Fill your food plate with ample vegetables, fruits and grains
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Boil is also known as Abscess. A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more

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