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Doctor insights on: Healthy Weight Loss Snacks Besides Fruit

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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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If i eat mostly fruits as snacks along with low calorie meals will i still be able to lose weight? Not a fan of veggies at all!

If i eat mostly fruits as snacks along with low calorie meals will i still be able to lose weight? Not a fan of veggies at all!

Fruit is high in: Fructose, which is a sugar. That's more the issue than calories. If you only eat fruit you can raise your blood sugar and that is not good. Please see a nutritionist for guidance. Proteins, fats, and carbs are all needed. Eat fruits low on the glycemic index scale (found w/web search). Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What would experts say? Could a diet of only fruits, vegetables and vitamins be a healthy weight loss routine?

What would experts say? Could a diet of only fruits, vegetables and vitamins be a healthy weight loss routine?

Depends: Any fad diet is not healthy because you will simply regain the weight once you go off it. You need to find a diet that you can stick to for the rest of your life if you want to keep the weight off. A vegan diet of fruits and vegetables can be healthy as long as you get in enough protein. Typically you need nuts as well as some vitamin supplements. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to restrict fruit to 1 serving a day for weight loss?

Is it healthy to restrict fruit to 1 serving a day for weight loss?

Poor idea: This may actually cause your metabolic rate to slow which may make it easier to gain weight. ...Read more

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For the experts - might waking up in middle of night to eat small healthy snack increase weight loss?

For the experts - might waking up in middle of night to eat small healthy snack increase weight loss?

Exact opposite: It will do exactly the opposite and lead to more weight gain, not loss. Extra calories at any time of day (or nite) just make it more difficult to lose weight. Exercise before bedtime may make you sleep better and burn up extra calories as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are reliable, doctor-recommended healthy snacks fo weight loss?

What are reliable, doctor-recommended healthy snacks fo weight loss?

Education and suppor: Take shape for life is probably the best program available. Go to my website www.Drnewton.Tsfl.Com and spend some time looking at things. You can send me a message from the site if you would like to discuss it more. I can be your health coach throughout the program. ...Read more

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I am planning to loose body weight with healthy fruits diet. Will weight loss cause hairfall?

I am planning to loose body weight with healthy fruits diet. Will weight loss cause hairfall?

Healthy diet: will not lead to hair loss. For best and safest results see your doctor for a food plan that meets your needs. Ask about exercise plan also. Low fat diet is NOT the way to go and fruits only will cause blood sugar and mood fluctuations. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about fruit promote weight loss?

What can you tell me about fruit promote weight loss?

Nothing: There are no magic foods that cause weight loss. It's eating a total caloric intake that's less than your burn off. Nothing magic, just simple math. It's 3500 calories to gain or lose a pound. No magic food, pills, supplements or anything of the sort, not matter what you see on tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Can i have milk or any kind of fruit in weight loss process?

Can i have milk or any kind of fruit in weight loss process?

Weight loss: Weight loss: avoid any milk. Fruits can be had, but in the ratio of for every fruit have 3 vegetables. The problem with milk is the enzymes and hormones in the milk products. Further the difficulty in weight loss is usually stimulating the wrong weight storing hormones and any sugar products , processed foods(milk is one of them) can trigger this . Fructose from fruits limit is 25 grams. ...Read more

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Which type of fruit to eat for weight loss is the very best?

Allexcept: Strawberry, cantaloupe, berries, no papaya, banana, mango, eat one slice of these fruits no grapes. Lot of srawberris. ...Read more

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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