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Foods And Drinks That Burn Fat
When eating something what makes you fat besides calories? Trans fat. Sugar saturated fat calories from fat. etc...?
Not enough activity: The simple formula which determines if you gain or lose weight is Calories taken in minus Calories used. Taken on a day to day basis, you can know if you are using up the calories or not. If calories eaten far exceeds calories burned up by whatever activity, weight is gained. It does not matter if the calories are fats proteins or carbohydrates, body chemistry turns the excess into fat to store it ...Read more
Want to lose sum weight, what contains more fat sugar, starches or carbohydrates which should I cut off or consume less of? Wnt mostly to lose belly fat
Eat less ; exerc: The key to losing weight is not a temporary diet but permanent changes. Sugars ; simple carbs from grains esp. Cause weight gain. It's also wise to avoid fried foods. I like dr. Furhman's diet: http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht dr. Weil has useful info: http://huff.To/19ygs8y- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Exercise is also important! it's also best to choose organic foods:http://bit.Ly/19x. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to loose weight by cutting out red meats and only consume minimal carbs, eating more fruit/veg and more water. Would that help?
Patience also needed: 23 year old male wants to loose weight by cutting out red meats and only consume minimal carbs, eating more fruit/veg and more water. Would that help? Sure but other protein sources fish/chicken/legumes are needed for good health, as is exercise, aerobics/ swimming. Patience also needed. Weight gained over many months/ years need time to melt away. Stay encouraged. ...Read more
Do eating foods such as celery that burn more calories while eating than there are in the actual food help you lose weight faster?
I like eating dietary products that are high in protein (such as protein cookies)i also eat veggies, meat, fruit...Is it ok to eat those cookies?
Yes: As long as you use with moderation. ...Read more
Does eating high fat but low carb foods make you lose weight but higher cholesterol levels or is ingested fats also stored as fat in our bodies?
Fat has calories: Fatty foods are packed with calories, twice the number of carbs or proteins for the same amount of food. So high fat is not going to help you lose weight just because you are avoiding starches and sugars (carbs). Your total calorie intake needs to go down and/or your exercise up to lose weight. Start reading labels with portion size and calorie content as well as the breakdown carb/protein/fats. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A combination is key: Cutting out sugar and starch is important due to the carbohydrates causing weight gain. Eating carbohydrates leads to the release of the fat-storage hormone insulin, which acts to remove nutrients from the bloodstream and store it as fat. However, managing cal. Is also important. Weight loss occurs when your caloric expenditure exceeds your caloric intake so be active and aware of cal. Consumption. ...Read more
Low fat foods : Low fat foods may help but not if they contain additional sugar. Losing stomach weight is difficult and unlikely without consistent aerobic exercise 4 to 5 times a week in your target zone. Exercise plus good nutrition is important, particularly focus on a plant based diet like the mediterranean diet. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: If you have belly fat, you have two choices. The first is running toward a negative caloric balance. The body fights this. The second, but your fat is on your middle and torso, is a low carb diet. There is now no scientific argument that can be marsalled against this. And exercise vigorously. You cannot lose fat locally, but you cantone up! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
To reduce fat wheat is important to us . Also eating meat is more beneficial or eating green vegetables to reduce fat and weight?
Fried food not wise!: Fried food is one of the least healthy things we can eat & is certainly not a good strategy for losing weight! eating "no carbs" is extreme. Not all carbs are bad- avoiding starches- sugar, grains, potatoes & sweeter fruits will help you lose weight, but do not avoid most vegetables. You need more than a week to lose much.See www.Nytimes.Com/2012/07/01/opinion/sunday/what-really-makes-us-fat.Html. ...Read more
Do excess carbs/sugars get converted into saturated fat in our bodies? And if so, then would a high fat/low carb diet be healthier than a high carb/low fat diet?
Yes and No: Yes, you are right in that excess of carbs/sugars get converted into fat. So do eat carbs, but in moderation. Eating fat doe snot do any good, so i would say no to your second question. What you need to do is choose a balanced diet which has ample amounts of plant based foods which are free of both fats and avoid too much sugar. In addition, get a good amount of proteins by eating fish, nuts & egg. ...Read more
What are some foods you can eat that are loaded with calories but not saturated or trans fatty acids?
Nuts: Nuts are energy dense and unsaturated fats- no trans fats either. Saturated fats come from animal sources. ...Read more
No: People will try to sell all sorts of stuff by claiming it BURNS FAT. Of course, the stuff doesn't work. Avoid putting those gimmicky products into your body, and save your money. Weight loss happens when a person eats FEWER calories than she needs. Don't eat or drink sugar, or do it only rarely. Exercise burns fat, because fat is stored fuel... and muscles need fuel to work. ...Read more
For weight loss, is it ok to eat unhealthy and sugary foods, but stay under your calorie, sugar, and fat goals?
No!: It is never "okay" to eat an unhealthy diet. You may well lose weight on any low calorie diet, but your nutrition and your overall health with suffer if you are not making that low calorie diet balanced and complete in essential nutrients. Krista, PLEASE think long term, and not just about quick fixes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
One must consume less calories than they burn.I eat very small amounts of food which mainly consists of vegetables. I move A LOT. No weight loss.Why?
First point is true: "One must consume less calories than they burn" or else one will not lose any weight. Even if one is eating apparently small amounts of food, and moving a lot, the laws of nature do not change... meaning there will not be weight loss until the number of calories absorbed into one's body is less than the number of calories burned each day. This is always true for normal, healthy people. ...Read more
Heard youre supposed to eat good foods like avocado, olive oil, etc. but those are high in calories? is it better to watch cal intake or eat healthfat
Healthy fats in mod.: Avocado is an extremely healthy food- see http://tinyurl.com/3afn8ap Olive oil is healthier than most other oils but its benefits are exaggerated- see http://tinyurl.com/kj8rim One should not avoid a healthy food just because it is a good source of healthy fats. The question of a low-fat vs. low carb diet is complex but one should choose healthy fats & healthy carbs. See http://tinyurl.com/nq4sx63 ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to get enough nutrients and everything but not more eating. to avoid processed foods, sugar, gluten. limit meat. go plant based with fish and eggs?
Nutritious Diet: I commend you for avoiding processed foods and limiting meat! For Good Nutritious Diet, eat: Brown Rice, quinoa, millet, barley, or buckwheat, Oatmeal. Vegetables- kale, Swiss chard, beet greens, collards, mustard turnip greens, and spinach. Beans and lentils, soy foods Walnuts, flax, pumpkin, sunflower, seeds Salmon trout or herring twice a week Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day ...Read more
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