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Common sense: There is more nonsense written about food choices than pretty much anything else. If you avoid very sugary, very greasy, and very salty stuff, make sure you get enough protein from whatever source, and limit portion size so that you're semi-hungry a few hours before the next planned meal, you'll do well. Vegetarians need to supplement. Avoid all "cult" / "nature-healing" advice. Exercise. Cheers. ...Read more
5-7 fruits and vegg: Start with trying to have 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Try not to fry the vegetables or soak them in oil. Exercise- means be active most days of the week. If you're not active now, you can start by going for a 10 minute walk most days of the week and increase as tolerated. Try to avoid fried foods, fatty foods and fast foods, be aware of portion sizes, share a meal when you eat out. ...Read more
What to do if I have been eating healthier, but lacking in exercise. Will this inhibit my progress?
Daily activities: This is a great start! Exercise will aid in your journey to fitness goals. To start 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, but the increased calorie burn can add up. ...Read more
Are there different kinds of e.D., some that can be reversed (by eating healthier, exercising, etc…)?
ED: May be. It depends upon age and your lifestyle. ...Read more
I would like to loose 15 pounds. I'm exercising everyday and eating healthier portions, but the process is slow, what do you recommend? 23yrs female
Your choice: You can make the switch to a healthy diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products any time you wish to. Curtail intake of saturated fats; no tobacco and no more than one drink a day. Exercise 30 minutes/day. It may help to join a support group for reinforcement. ...Read more
I'm running outdoors for about 30 minutes 3 or 4 times a week. I also plan on eating healthier. I was wondering if this will work. If so?
That sounds good.: Sounds like you're embarking on a good healthful life strategy. This will work. ...Read more
I want to start eating healthier I am in good shape but just want to eat better breakfast/lunch/dinner do you know any websites or any suggestions? Ty
There's no one diet that's best for everyone but some general principals for optimal diet- eats lots of fruits ; veggies, good quality protein, avoid gmo's, minimize sugars/starches/fried foods.
My favorite overall website re: diet: http://bit. Ly/1dh
my essay (still in progress) on pros ; cons of various diets: http://bit. Ly/gagviu
why eat organic food/avoiding gmo's: http://bit. Ly/19xax7e. ...Read more
I am overweight & I started eating healthier and getting active. I've been doing that for months and I've only dropped 5lbs. Is there something that I need to try or that I can try to help?
Good job,: Sounds like you are making some very positive changes, 5 lbs may not seem like a lot but it tells you that what you ar doing is working! Keep up these good behaviors and you'll surely be healthier and feel better. If you want to lose weight at a faster pace, try doing a food and exercise diary to track your intake and output to make sure you are doing enough modification, I suggest MyFitness Pal ...Read more
F, V, L, WG, M, D: Eat from all foods, such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, meat, chicken, fish, dairy, seeds, nuts. Try to get 5-7 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables a day. Eat in moderation, use portion control to avoid overeating. Try to use healthy unsaturated fats over saturated fats. Eat within your calorie range for your age, weight, height and level of activity. Good Health to you ...Read more
Yes: Your body runs on carbohydrates and sugars. Its important to eat the right type of carbohydrates to get the peak benefit from your exercise. Its also important when to eat and to hydrate yourself adequately. ...Read more
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