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Doctor insights on: How To Lose Weight By Replacing Your Last Meal With A Salad

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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


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Will replacing 2 meals daily with a body by visalus shake help lose weight safely?

Will replacing 2 meals daily with a body by visalus shake help lose weight safely?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done (weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/ (depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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What would be am ideal meal plan to lose weight?

What would be am ideal meal plan to lose weight?

What works: Everyone is different. Generally eating 6 small equal meals with high quality protein, fresh vegetables and some fruit, low glycemic grains like quinoa or amaranth and beans like black beans or lentils with high quality oils like olive oil and coconut oil together with a good night sleep and healthy exercise through the day promotes healthy weight. Also manage stress skillfully. ...Read more

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Will I lose weight by eating 3 small meals a day?

Will I lose weight by eating 3 small meals a day?

Depends: It depends on what is in those meals. Meals full of sugar and saturated fat. Even if small. May not contribute to weight loss. Small meals composed of wild fish like salmon, fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, seeds, and whole grains should be expected to work. ...Read more

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How many meals should I eat a day if I want to lose weight?

How many meals should I eat a day if I want to lose weight?

Wrong question: The number of meals does not matter, is the total calories you consume. By taking in fewer calories than you need, you will lose weight. Rough formula-weight in pounds x 10= number of calories needed per day. By decreasing your intake by 500 cal/day you can lose 1 pound per week. ...Read more

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Can frozen meals help me lose weight?

Can frozen meals help me lose weight?

What kind?: Http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2011/12/10/dr-don-huber-interview-part-1.aspx - genetically engineered foods even if frozen are dangerous whereas home cooked frozen ones from proper source better. ...Read more

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To lose weight can you snack rather then having a meal?

Losing weight- ideas: Trying to "trick" your body into consuming less calories to lose weight can be harder than u think. One good idea is SOUP- preferably home made so there's less salt than the canned stuff. The brain interprets soup as more of a full meal than the few actual ingredients- so try that. Risk of dieting is you will gorge later to make up calorie deficit. Try to exercise & I recc lifting weights 2. ...Read more

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Which type of meals and snacks can I eat to lose weight?

See below: High protien, low fat, and avoid simple carbohydrates is a good starting point. Talk it over with your doctor. ...Read more

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Just taking cinnamon with your meals help you lose weight?

Just taking cinnamon with your meals help you lose weight?

No: I have seen studies indicating cinammon is good in controlling diabetes but I have not seen any studies showing it helps with weight loss. ...Read more

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What help me to lose weight without eating salad and fruit?

What help me to lose weight without eating salad and fruit?

Weight loss: There is no one plan fits all. In general eat less and exercise more. Many structured plans can work ie weight watchers, 17 day diet, low carb. All have been successful for many. In addition to diet changes adding daily exercise, like walking, will aid in natural wieght loss. ...Read more

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What are a few healthy foods or meals to eat to lose weight?

What are a few healthy foods or meals to eat to lose weight?

Health: The main way to get healthy/lose weight is through a combination of excellent nutrition, consistent exercise and correction of hormonal imbalance. Eat foods which are lower in carbohydrate, low glycemic. Focus on protein and fats, drink lots of water. ...Read more

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Can I eat salad & fruit on the master cleanse & still lose weight?

Can I eat salad & fruit on the master cleanse & still lose weight?

To Lose Weight: I understand your desire to lose weight.
The Master Cleanse has organic lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup mixture that is rich in vitamins nutrients
It is ok to eat Salads and fruits, healthy meals.
Accept your weight at this time and set small goals at a time to lose weight.
Feel good about your ongoing accomplishments.
See a Nutritionist for caloric intake and Therapist for stress ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to lose weight by feeding on salad and water?

Is it possible for me to lose weight by feeding on salad and water?

That may not be: Balanced ; your metabolic rate may actually slow. 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. Check: http://www. Prohealth. Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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Does yoga and eating salads and soups for dinner help one lose weight?

Does yoga and eating salads and soups for dinner help one lose weight?

Only if few calories: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Some soups are good, others have lots of calories. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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Explain to me how eating frequent small meals helps you lose weight better than fasting?

Explain to me how eating frequent small meals helps you lose weight better than fasting?

Avoid extremes: When you fast, your body will begin to prepare for a famine by slowing your metabolism down and keep it down until food is available again. Small frequent meals also help you avoid large swings in your blood sugar levels that tend to make you so hungry that you end up pigging out and eating so fast you can eat enough for 3 meals before you realize that you are full. ...Read more

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So I'm curious if I ate nothing but salad and water for a week, would I lose weight quickly?

Fast weight loss: Probably lose 2-3 pounds that would be mostly water weight, but it is not fat weight loss and it is not sustainable. ...Read more

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Hi im trying to lose weight how do I stop the hunger pangs between meals? Will appitite suppresants help if so which one?

Hi im trying to lose weight how do I stop the hunger pangs between meals? Will appitite suppresants help if so which one?

Hunger pains: Certainly if one could answer this question it would help alot of peope. Hopefully just think positive about your results. Take a walk. Eat a piece of celery of fruit. Get a good list of little calorie snacks if you need to put something in your stomach. There may be a roll for appetite suppressants-which are stimulants- would need to talk to your pcp if all else has failed. ...Read more

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I have been eating one meal a day for about 8 months and running daily. How can I increase how much eat while continue to lose weight?

I have been eating one meal a day for about 8 months and running daily. How can I increase how much eat while continue to lose weight?

Eat and lose weight: Eating one meal a day will actually make it harder to lose weight. That will actually slow your metabolism down. Eating 3, or even 5 small meals a day is much better believe it or not. You can have 4 small meals/snacks throughout the day and have a high protein & vegetable meal at the end of the day. The frequent meals tends to speed up your metabolism (just don't over eat). Keep up the exercise! ...Read more

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If I normally eat irregular. 3, 000 cals. A day and strt only one meal a day that's 1500 cals and same time each day will I lose weight?

If I normally eat irregular. 3, 000 cals. A day and strt only one meal a day that's 1500 cals and same time each day will I lose weight?

Weight loss: Yes. Weight gain is totally due to the number of calories you eat. Calorie intake can be reduced either by cutting down the total number of calories consumed or by exercising to work off the calories. If you cut your total calories in half you will lose a lot of weight (but one large meal a day diets are difficult to stay with); if you exercise, you will lose even more. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight healthily by just eating low cal frozen meals?

Can you lose weight healthily by just eating low cal frozen meals?

Depends: It depends on how many of these meals you eat. If you eat fewer calories than you need, you will lose weight. Rough formula-your weight x 10= calories needed per day. If you take in 500 cal less per day, you will lose 1 pound per week. 1 pound of body weight equals 3500 cal. ...Read more

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Which meals should I eat to lose weight?

Which meals should I eat to lose weight?

Protein/healthy fat: As well as veggies and some fruits are the best way to lose weight. Try to have 2-4 oz. Of lean protein (mostly from fish, plants and some animal based) along with 8 cups of veggies and 2 cups of fruits/day. Stick to low sugar fruits such as berries and melons. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could salad help me lose weight?

Thoughts? Could salad help me lose weight?

Could, but be wise..: Depending on how you fix your salad, it could contain a few hundred to even a few thousand calories. Salads are tricky. Mixed greens with vegetables and light dressing would be best, perhaps with some tuna or salmon added for protein. Avoid creamy dressings, ham, cheese, bacon bits. ...Read more

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