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Does eating processed food lead to weight gain?

Does eating processed food lead to weight gain?

Food is food is food: "processed" food gets a bad name; yet it is food nonetheless. This is now somewhat a "weighted" or "political" term. American cheese is probably considered to be "processed", but certain completely unprocessed foods might not be that safe. Pasteurization helps eliminate spoilage and bacteria. Consider what happens after you eat food, certainly it gets "processed", anyway. Think calories. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


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Food to reduce weight and fat?

Food to reduce weight and fat?

Insoluble fiber: There are two key features of successful weight loss diets - reduce sugar and increase fiber. The fiber helps to limit the absorption of sugars so you don't get a blood sugar spike and associated Insulin spike. Insoluble fiber is the stringy stuff you find in fruits and vegetables - celery carrots, etc. You can't get that type of fiber from a pill nor from blending up your veggies. Cheers! ...Read more

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Can eating of boiled potatoes help to gain weight?

Can eating of boiled potatoes help to gain weight?

Sure, but...: Eating more of anything can help you gain weight. Better to eat more calories but maintain a balanced diet with added fats and proteinsm as well as carbs. Also, important to exercise (especially muscle-building) so as not to just increase percent body fat alone. Look for high calorie, high nutrient foods like nuts, potatoes, fish, etc. ...Read more

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Can eating small amounts of junk food help you lose weight?

Can eating small amounts of junk food help you lose weight?

Weight loss: Not a chance. However, if you were previously eating large amounts of junk food and cut down to small amounts that would certainly help. ...Read more

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Any diet or food to increase stamina levels?

Any diet or food to increase stamina levels?

Healthy: Natural, varied diet in frequent intervals throughout the day, small portions (along with good sleep) should help. Avoiding chemicals, processed foods, fast food is also in general good advice. ...Read more

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What foods to cut out your diet to actually lose weight and do nuts cause weight gain also?

What foods to cut out your diet to actually lose weight and do nuts cause weight gain also?

Refined carbs: One wants to lower Insulin resistance and estrogen dominance. By eating 6 small meals a day with high quality protein, fresh or frozen vegetables, fresh fruit, s especially berries, beans and low carbohydrate grains like quinoa you will lower Insulin resistance. Walnuts and almonds soaked, rinsed and added to salads are good. Too much fat increases estrogen dominance. ...Read more

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Substituted chocolates, biscuits and junk snacks with cashew nuts and almonds to lose weight. Will it help lose weight given nuts are high in calorie?

Substituted chocolates, biscuits and junk snacks with cashew nuts and almonds to lose weight. Will it help lose weight given nuts are high in calorie?

Yes!: Eating 3 oz. Of almonds a day instead of the same amount of calories from complex carbs leads to increased weight loss. Many other studies suggest that limiting carbs is one of the best strategies for weight loss even if healthy fats are substituted.See http://www.Webmd.Com/diet/news/20031107/almonds-may-help-in-weight-loss ; http://www.Naturalblaze.Com/2013/10/almonds-diet-weight-loss.Html. ...Read more

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How to stop eating junk food and lose weight?

How to stop eating junk food and lose weight?

Have you a mind: Of your own? There are no short cuts and you must look to the renewed vigor and health that you will bring to yourself. ...Read more

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Which foods can I eat to gain healthy weight to gain mass?

Which foods can I eat to gain healthy weight to gain mass?

Calories + protein: The addition of calorie dense foods such as nuts, whole grain pastas, raisins, whole milk, pure fruit juices, butter, avocado, and complex carbohydrates is a healthy way to add more calories to your diet. Lean proteins are also important. Exercising to build muscle mass will increase weight and metabolism, and improve overall mood and health. Good luck! ...Read more

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Any special food to make you gain weight?

Any special food to make you gain weight?

As always, it is: Best to eat a variety of healthy food. Increasing calories will help unless you have an underlying illness. Please consider talking to your doc and/or a dietician for more specific advice & to exclude an underlying problem. ...Read more

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Can eatting the weight watchers food products really make a difference to your weight loss?

Weight loss: It is not only the eating of weight watchers food but holding to the portion control without portion control do not expect to lose weight. ...Read more

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What food should I eat or avoid eating in order to lose weight ?

Carbs: Minimize carbohydrates including breads, pasta, cheese, sodas of any king including diet, sweets an desserts. Control portion size and no snacking. ...Read more

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Skinny guy - gaining weight. What's the best regular food item to eat? Any supplements that can slow down the metabolism?

Skinny guy - gaining weight. What's the best regular food item to eat? Any supplements that can slow down the metabolism?

Complex carbohydrate: Complex carbohydrates such as sweet potatoes, whole grains, beans and legumes - provide starch, stored as glycogen which is available to you for your workouts and for your muscles- so when you do resistance training to build up muscle mass- you will have the energy to do so. Building muscle is probably the best way to gain healthy weight. GOOD LUCK ...Read more

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Which types of food should I eat to gain weight?

Which types of food should I eat to gain weight?

Many are jealous: We now have more overweight people than normal wt, so being a but thin maybe better for health reasons. So, i would not complain to your friends! most folks are heavy because of extra fat, not extra muscle. Body builders gain wt/muscles because they eat well and lift/push heavy weights. So, eat well, add wt bearing exercise. Consult a nutritionist and personal trainer if you need help. Good luck. ...Read more

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