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Foods You Can Eat To Help You Lose Weight
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
Reduce weight: Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. To gain muscle, you have to exercise and increase your protein intake (probably need at least 70-100 grams of protein daily). ...Read more
Stop Bad Foods/Drink: Here is a simple way to lose, without a diet, the list shows the reasons people gain wt. In order of most important & easiest to change, simply go down list, find your top 2 reasons, and then make a few changes, such as: diet soda for soda, subway for burgers, 100 cal packs: 1. Any drink with sugar 2. Fast foods 3. Fried foods 4. Skipping meals 5. Bad breakfasts 6 bad snacks 7. Large portions. ...Read more
Avoid carbs: If you want to loose weight or maintain healthy weight, stay away from simple carbs. The problem is that a lot of us crave sugars and high calory foods. There are several reasons for that. I approach healthy weight loss with specific foods that one should eat in plentitude, so you don't feel hungry and correcting gastro-intestinal dysbalance to eradicate bacteria that make you crave sugars. ...Read more
Not likely: Diet pops dont have caloric values in themselves and thus don't directly contribute to weight gain. Neither will they help you lose wt. As a matter of fact, they likely increase wt gain because: your taste buds enjoy the sweet tastes provided by the diet pops and when no diet pops available, u likely snack more on other sweets, hence the weight gain. The preservatives r not so healthy. Good luck. ...Read more
Anything: You can eat anything, but make sure it's a healthy well-balanced diet with reduced caloric intake, 3 meals/day, no snacks. Avoid fatty and snack/junk food. Increase your physical activity and exercise daily. There are no magic foods, but you have to burn off 3500 calories that you don't ingest just to lose one pound. Check w/a good registered dietitian. Weight watchers provides good support. ...Read more
Quit sugar: I know this sounds simplistic, but if you stop eating everything with added sugar it will likely help you to stop snacking which will help you to lose weight. For most people the more sugar you eat the more you want. If you cut it out the first week will be very hard, but after that it gets much easier. Once you have cut out sugar you can work on the next dietary hurdle. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Zero ThoughDifficult: As omnivores, our bodies typically extremely good at adapting. In very healthy, <50% all carb/sugar from food, rest from protein, then fat converted into glucose+ketone bodies from fat. Brain happy with either, though ketone bodies generally better, many feel, think & function better. Thus intake of any carb is optional. To ?body fat, eat hf/lc & exercise works best. Also cholesterol made inside. ...Read more
Why do you wish to : Gain weight? How tall are you and how much do you weigh? Please consult your doctor before embarking on your plan to gain weight. If you are otherwise healthy, there is usually no reason to try to gain weight. ...Read more
Foods to help with: Healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, smoothies (with added silken tofu or powdered milk), greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels ; use of juice rather than soda. Some people add whey proteins. ...Read more
Water first: Consider a glass of water before you find the "snack". Make sure you are not just thirsty. If the urge to eat something persists, check to see how close your next full meals is due. If close in time - EAT a full meal. If more than a few hours, consider "chew food" like popcorn seasoned with no-salt blend Mrs. Dash. Next day - evaluate your daily intake, increase the vegetable portion of your meal ...Read more
I want to lose weight this summer & eat more healthy. What foods can I eat if i want to lose weight while doing exercise?
Increase Calories.: Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil. ...Read more
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