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I am a vegan trying to lose weight, is it bad that i eat peanut butter everyday?

I am a vegan trying to lose weight, is it bad that i eat peanut butter everyday?

No: Peanut butter is a good source of protein. You have to pay attention to how much of it you eat. It is very calorically dense-- a small amount is high in calories. Eat lots of vegetables. They will fill you up. ...Read more

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Guidelines from reputable health agencies suggest some steps parents can take to reduce their child's chances of having food and other allergies, although there are no guarantees of success. If either or both parents have a personal or family history of allergy, for example, asthma, eczema, hay fever, perennial allergic rhinitis (allergy to animals, dust mites, or molds) the following is recommended: * Avoid common allergenic foods, in particular peanuts and tree nuts, during pregnancy and while nursing -- peanut protein, as well as components of cow's milk, eggs, and wheat, are ...Read more


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Can you tell me if i eat four tbsp of peanut butter a day and nothing else will i lose weight?

Can you tell me if i eat four tbsp of peanut butter a day and nothing else will i lose weight?

This plan is : Likely to backfire on you. The caloric intake is way too low. Your body will go into starvation mode and your metabolic rate will drop. Additionally, this is not a balanced diet. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more

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Is brown bread and peanut butter a good option for breakfast..Especially if my goal is to lose weight and shape my body?How many servings in general?

Is brown bread and peanut butter a good option for breakfast..Especially if my goal is to lose weight and shape my body?How many servings in general?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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I am vegan, and trying to lose weight esspecially in my lower belly.Im very confused on how much peanut butter I should be eating...Any suggestions?

I am vegan, and trying to lose weight esspecially in my lower belly.Im very confused on how much peanut butter I should be eating...Any suggestions?

Limit peanut butter: Nuts are a healthy part any diet, but peanuts are not strictly a nut. An eight year harvard study showed that the women who ate the most nuts gained the least weight. It turns out that one does not absorb all the fat in raw nuts because it is tied up in the fiber. However when turned into a butter, you absorb more fat. So eat nuts, but focus on raw almonds & walnuts, not peanuts and peanut butter. ...Read more

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What kind of specialist should I get for soy, peanut & histamine diet so I won't get an allergic reaction and lose weight.

What kind of specialist should I get for soy, peanut & histamine diet so I won't get an allergic reaction and lose weight.

A dietitian, not a: physician, most likely. Histamine= a hormone made internally (not in food) & induces itching & capillary dilatation/redness; i.e. allergic response. Also, what people have "allergic responses" to on their skin, vs. their mouth, vs. their pharynx, versus in blood, etc, vary quite widely with no clear correlation with one another. Yet people routinely assume that skin tests are a "Gold Standard" ...Read more

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Are peanuts a type of good snack if you are trying to lose weight?

Not particularly: They are an excellent snack but you can't eat many when trying to lose weight due to the calories. A 1 ounce serving of peanuts has 166 calories & 14 grams of fat. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm 17 years old girl, normal weight and is it very unhealthy to eat 2 tbsp of peanut butter with my breakfast 5 days a week?

It is fine.: Peanut butter is a very healthy source of protein. It is high in calories, but 2 tbsp, which is the normal serving size, is perfectly fine for a 17 year old at a normal weight. So, as long as you are not allergic to peanuts, enjoy! ...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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