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Grams of sugar per day to lose weight?

Grams of sugar per day to lose weight?

It isn't that simple: Look at junk carbs, sugar, fat, total calories ; physical activity. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities:. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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How many grams of natural sugars a day should I be eating as a maximum when trying to lose weight?

How many grams of natural sugars a day should I be eating as a maximum when trying to lose weight?

It depends...: This is a good question with no simple answer. More important than the amount of natural sugars is the degree to which they will raise your sugar, measured as glycemic index/load & carohydrrate density. See http://www. Hsph. Harvard. Edu/nutritionsource/carbohydrates-full-story/ & http://www. Mendosa. Com/gi. Htm & http://www. Huffingtonpost. Com/andrew-weil-md/carbohydrates-weight-loss_b_1937312.Html. ...Read more

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4 wks ago I started logging food to lose weight (mostly limiting sugar/alcohol). Stools have become loose, small and frequent (3x/day). Is that bad?

4 wks ago I started logging food to lose weight (mostly limiting sugar/alcohol). Stools have become loose, small and frequent (3x/day). Is that bad?

Probably not: The kind of dietary changes you have made could be expected to result in changes in your bowel movements. More frequent, smaller stools would be common. As part of your healthier eating, be sure to include raw fruits and vegetables, increasing fiber/bulk, resulting in firmer stool. Eating like this may result in multiple stools daily which is normal. Good luck! ...Read more

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If I cut sugar out my diet except for maybe a cup of orange juice a day and drink only water and do weightlifting and walking will I lose weight?

If I cut sugar out my diet except for maybe a cup of orange juice a day and drink only water and do weightlifting and walking will I lose weight?

Maybe: You have to control two things:

calories ingested

calories burned

that's all. The 3rd factor is your genetically given physiology/metabolism, and how efficiently you burn/utilize calories, and where the body prefers to store fat. Honestly not too much to do about these factors despite all the gimmicks that shysters promote. ...Read more

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Ultimate method to lose weight. Should I leave out sugar or fat?

Ultimate method to lose weight. Should I leave out sugar or fat?

It depends!: If you carry weight on the middle, cut carbs. If your legs are heavy, and you are low wasted, then cut calories, and the best way is to cut fats! " jack sprat could eat no fat, and his wife could eat no lean." different metabolisms! ...Read more

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Best things to cut out of your diet to lose weight besides sugar?

Best things to cut out of your diet to lose weight besides sugar?

Wheat, artificial sw.: The best way to lose weight is to minimize simple carbs from grains ; sugar. 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. It's also best to choose organic foods:http://bit. Ly/19xax7e
i would also avoid artificial sweeteners like aspartame- they cause weight gain! ...Read more

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Please help! I need to lose weight but I don't know how to give up sugar?

Please help! I need to lose weight but I don't know how to give up sugar?

It is amazing: That once you stop eating refined sugars - over a short period of time you will stop craving it. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that cutting down on sugar will really help me lose weight?

Is it actually true that cutting down on sugar will really help me lose weight?

Yes: It is the villain in the american diet. See my post on diet. Don't "cut down" go "cold turkey". ...Read more

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I don't want to lose weight but I don't want to gain anymore. I can't cut down on sugar completely. How Much sugar is necessary for my body everyday?

I don't want to lose weight but I don't want to gain anymore. I can't cut down on sugar completely. How Much sugar is necessary for my body everyday?

Low carb: diet w/higher protein helps shift the body into ketosis. That is the state wherein the body uses fat for fuel rather than sugar. Please only do this w/doctor supervision. Plant based diet is a good supplement to this. Peace and good health. Carbs turn into sugar. ...Read more

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Does consuming sweetener instead of sugar make you lose weight faster?

Does consuming sweetener instead of sugar make you lose weight faster?

It's a better choice: You'll lose weight faster than if you had chosen sugar, but using the artificial sweetener does not make you lose weight by itself. ...Read more

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What is the best way for someone with low blood sugar to lose weight?

What is the best way for someone with low blood sugar to lose weight?

Small frequent meals: A diet that is high in protein, high on fiber and low in carbohydrates can help. Having 100-200 calories every 2-3 hours will keep blood sugars and metabolism even. ...Read more

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What should you eat when your blood sugar is low if you're trying to lose weight?

What should you eat when your blood sugar is low if you're trying to lose weight?

Meat and veggies: Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels and then you will get hungry again. The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours. The stable blood sugar will keep appetite lo. ...Read more

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What if I stop eating carbohydrates, sugar and dinner, will I lose weight?

Breast size: Breast size is affected by weight loss, and many other factors including hormones and pregnanacy. ...Read more

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Now that im trying to lose weight should I switch the teaspoon of sugar I use and replace it with a teaspoon of honey instead?

Now that im trying to lose weight should I switch the teaspoon of sugar I use and replace it with a teaspoon of honey instead?

Prob not: White sugar and honey are basically the same with a few more antioxidants in honey. Calories equal. To get down the calories could try a noncaloric sweetener like stevia. ...Read more

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Can switching sugar to aspartame help you to lose weight?

Can switching sugar to aspartame help you to lose weight?

To aspartame: Yes but the key is to eat less than you burn.

My recommendation is to get the app myfitnesspal and use it to enter everything you eat and drink and do for 2 weeks. Then lower calorie balance so you are eating 500 less that your average every day and watch it melt away. ...Read more

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Am 14, 345lbs, and 6'1. If I do not eat any carbohydrates and minimal amounts of sugar, will I lose weight?

Am 14, 345lbs, and 6'1. If I do not eat any carbohydrates and minimal amounts of sugar, will I lose weight?

Losing weight: You are on the right foot. But, you will need to limit the number of calories you eat, always eat breakfast, and do something like walking fast enough to get your heart rate up to about 130 for at least 20 minutes per day. ...Read more

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What is better - sugar or substitute - when trying to lose weight and be heart healthy?

What is better - sugar or substitute - when trying to lose weight and be heart healthy?

Sugar is: A simple carb. Not the best for loosing weight. I like stevia sugar substitute for coffee. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to lose weight quickly? I weigh 253lbs and I'm 5'8 in height. I want to lose 73lbs before 7 months is passed. Should I cut out sugar?

Is it dangerous to lose weight quickly? I weigh 253lbs and I'm 5'8 in height. I want to lose 73lbs before 7 months is passed. Should I cut out sugar?

Weight Loss: Reduction of sugar can definitely help. Calorie control with multiple small meals with a balanced diet and regular exercise that includes resistance and cardiovascular activity with help you loss a healthy 1-2 lbs a week. To loss more than this rapidly best to be involved with a physician supervised program. ...Read more

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Need help losing weight! I've cut out sugars and use portion control and go for walks with my son for an hour often what else can I do to lose weight?

Need help losing weight! I've cut out sugars and use portion control and go for walks with my son for an hour often what else can I do to lose weight?

Weight loss: You are off to a good start. Get a pedometer and work up to taking 10, 000 steps per day. Increase fruits and vegetables plus nuts raisins and dates. Increase protein in diet and reduce carbs for starters ...Read more

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Can I lose weight on methadone I've been on 91 mg of liquid methadone and I can't lose weight. I crave sugar VERY VERY SEVERLY. IM 5'3 AND W.178 HEL?

Yes: The Methadone is not the problem. The sugar is. Look into a low glycemic diet. Also, food allergy testing may be of help. Check out TheDocStu. Blogspot. Com I have some articles that may lead you to some helpful answers. ...Read more

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If you taking to much insulin will that make lose weight and when you get up in the morning and your blood sugar be 69 to 78 do you still take insulin?

If you taking to much insulin will that make lose weight and when you get up in the morning and your blood sugar be 69 to 78 do you still take insulin?

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia can cause permanent brain damage. Brain cells can only use glucose for energy. I don't recommend too much insulin for anything. When your blood sugar is low to normal in the morning fasting you make sure you eat breakfast after taking your doctor-prescribed dose of insulin. If you are ill, vomiting or not eating, you cut your insulin dose in half and call your doctor. ...Read more

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Does drinking lipton tea without sugar or milk help u lose weight?

If switching drinks: If you are going from a lot of sweetened beverages to unsweetened iced tea then this may help, but the tea in and of itself likely will have little effect on weight. ...Read more

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What's the best way to detox off sugar. I would like to lose weight but junk food is my weakness.

What's the best way to detox off sugar. I would like to lose weight but junk food is my weakness.

Just say NO: I must admit that I am not a fan of the concept that we have to "detox" our bodies. There are substances like sedatives, alcohol and opiates that cause our body to make changes that must be gradually reduced, or we get symptoms. Sugar is not one of them. Stop eating refined sugars, and stick with complex carbohydrates. If you want, if you do use sugar, use brown and unrefined sugars (baking etc). ...Read more

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I don't eat carbs, sugar or fried things and I walk every morning, but why I don't lose weight faster enough?

I don't eat carbs, sugar or fried things and I walk every morning, but why I don't lose weight faster enough?

No rush: Congratulate yourself for a job well done. You are already following all of the rules! You are avoiding carbohydrates and sugars, and exercising regularly (that's a heck of a lot more than we can say about most people). There is no need to be impatient. You have an entire lifetime to lose weight at a slow pace - actually, that is the only weight that stays off. You don't want to bounce, so go slow. ...Read more

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Hi I am not diabetic. I want to know if I can lose weight by only eating when my blood sugar is at a certain point - what blood sugar level?

Hi I am not diabetic. I want to know if I can lose weight by only eating when my blood sugar is at a certain point - what blood sugar level?

No: To lose weight, you need to reduce your intake and exercise more. Trying to coordinate your eating with blood sugar is not a healthy or practical way to lose weight.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I know how 2 lose weight; kicking the food addiction, especially sugar, is another! No one addresses this noose around the neck. Any suggestions?

I know how 2 lose weight; kicking the food addiction, especially sugar, is another! No one addresses this noose around the neck. Any suggestions?

Avoid trigger foods: Which may be different for you compared to others. Don't keep trigger foods in the house. Eat food that have a low glycemic index, to stabilize blood sugar. Access a support group such as overeaters anonymous for help with managing triggers. Weight watchers also is helpful to maintain commitment and learn how to eat more healthily, stay satisfied and less hungry. ...Read more