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If i eat the "special k" cereal for only breakfast will i lose weight?

If i eat the "special k" cereal for only breakfast will i lose weight?

See below: Each pound of weight has 3600 calories in it. To lose weight you must lose then 3600 calories to lose 1 pound your specil k can tell you how many calories that you are eating-but you do not say what else you are eating throughout the day-so whether are losing weight or not is dependent on the number of calories you consume per day vs the number expended and on the average that is 1800-200 per da. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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Trying to lose weight ; I had strawberries half a banana in Special K cereal then supper I had a celery, tuna in a can, strawberries, grapes is thatok?

Trying to lose weight ; I had strawberries half a banana in Special K cereal then supper I had a celery, tuna in a can, strawberries, grapes is thatok?

Carbs most readily: stored as fat; e.g. the cereal & fruits are high carb; most readily converted by liver into triglycerides & stored as fat. To ? body fat, you need to burn it, i.e. go into ketosis, a state of burning fat, not storing fat. Google & study HFLC, http://goo.gl/JH8XBX, http://goo.gl/RPGWXs, http://goo.gl/EPBeYt, http://goo.gl/DKvdSI, http://goo.gl/mpd4Y6, http://goo.gl/gGXn9f, http://goo.gl/e2lDwm, etc ...Read more

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How much Special K cereal should you eat for the Special K diet?

How much Special K cereal should you eat for the Special K diet?

45 grams per bowl: Eat one bowl or 45 grams of special k with half a cup of low fat milk for breakfast and then eat a second one for either your lunch or dinner. This is done for two weeks. ...Read more

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Can I drink Special K protein drinks while pregnant?

Can I drink Special K protein drinks while pregnant?

There is nothing in: Special K protein drinks that would be harmful to a growing fetus. However, they aren't a substitute for a well balanced diet. Substituting a protein shake for one meal a day or using it as a supplement (like a snack) once a day shouldn't be a problem. However, if you have any health problems like kidney disease or gestational diabetes, talk with your OB first. ...Read more

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Can the Special K diet really work?

Can the Special K diet really work?

Yes: If you follow it, and limit calories as suggested, you should lose weight. Eating less calories than needed, wheither thru slim fast or special k will work if you follow it as outlined. ...Read more

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Is the Special K diet safe for your kidneys?

Is the Special K diet safe for your kidneys?

Yes.: There is no issue, unless you already have significant renal problems. ...Read more

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I have been running 35 minutes a day and on this "special k diet" but nothing seems to be working?

I have been running 35 minutes a day and on this "special k diet" but nothing seems to be working?

Vary it up: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. 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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What to do if i've been running 35 minutes a day and on this "special k diet" but nothing seems to be working?

What to do if i've been running 35 minutes a day and on this "special k diet" but nothing seems to be working?

Losing weight: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. 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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5'3 165lbs on the Special K diet, want to weigh 120 lbs. How many calories a day do I need to achieve this goal in about 2 months. Hardly excercise?

5'3 165lbs on the Special K diet, want to weigh 120 lbs. How many calories a day do I need to achieve this goal in about 2 months. Hardly excercise?

Not advised: Dropping 25% of your body weight in two months with diet alone is going to be next to impossible and even if with exercise quite a challenge. These fad diets are usually just that. You would be better off looking at starting to eat healthy and do regular exercise 2-3 days per week for one hour. This will result in weight loss that is permanent rather than caused by a quick weight loss diet. ...Read more

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Is Special K protein drink good for a diabetic meal?

Is Special K protein drink good for a diabetic meal?

No: Food, in restricted amounts, is much better for meals than any shake, drink, supplement or substitute -- no matter whether you have diabetes or not. These meal replacements are only an attempt to make money on products that have no use. ...Read more