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Does eating boiled corn daily without butter good or bad for losing weight and gain muscle and does it contain protein ?

Does eating boiled corn daily without butter good or bad for losing weight and gain muscle and does it contain protein ?

Corn and fructose: High fructose corn syrup, a hot button food item now, is what you are getting in your daily consumption of boiled corn. Most likely not such a good idea for weight loss--high in calories. Choose another veggie with a lower carbohydrate/sugar content, and add some variety in your diet! Don't forget to get 30 minutes of exercis, at least, 5-7 days per week! ...Read more

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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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I am working on losing weight. I eat mostly vegitables and fruit lately. How much protein do I need to each day? I am taking B12 & a multivutamin.

I am working on losing weight. I eat mostly vegitables and fruit lately. How much protein do I need to each day?  I am taking B12 & a multivutamin.

0.5-1g / 1# body wt: Depending upon goals & what journals you read/believe, we typically recommend 0.5-1g protein for every 1 pound of body weight. Of course, you need to exercise regularly, too. Be sure to incorporate strength, aerobic & flexibility into your regimen. Congratulations on your start to a healthier you! btw, aim for using up 500 cal more each day than you eat. That should lead to 1 pound loss each week. ...Read more

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I heard someone that I should eat protein for losing weight . But some said I should eat starches instead of protein...Which is correct?

I heard someone that I should eat protein for losing weight . But some said I should eat starches instead of protein...Which is correct?

Protein: There are 2 goals. First - your calories IN have to be less than your calories OUT. Even if the calorie is super healthy, if it's a calorie your body doesn't need it will store it as fat. Second, you want to keep you blood sugar levels relatively stable. So eating plenty of complex carbs along with protein and fiber is your best bet. ...Read more

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Which is better in losing weight GNC protein powder or gold standard 100 whey?

Protein powder: The best protein powder to drink while you are trying to lose weight is a zero carb/sugar whey based protein drink or powder. It doesn't have to be any particular brand though. The two brands you mentioned are fine, as are eas, isopure, etc. ...Read more

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Is juicing a good way of losing weight if you continue eating protein and drink I water?

Is juicing a good way of losing weight if you continue eating protein and drink I water?

Weight loss: The best way to lose weight is to have appropriate meals and exercising regularly. If you live on your own please go online to "NuVal" ans learn what foods are good or not good for you. If you are still at home just be careful what you eat as food is prepared for you. ...Read more

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Protein drink to help build muscle while losing weight, should it be drank before or after workout?

Protein drink to help build muscle while losing weight, should it be drank before or after workout?

After in general: Protein supplements should be used immediately after finishing a strength training session for best results. Some people who have extremely long workouts (usually professional athletes who also have the time to recover from these) may benefit from supplementation during the workout itself. But for the majority whose sessions are 1 hr or less, after is perfect. ...Read more

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Iv been on a high protein calorie deficit diet for 10 days and IV lost 4 kilograms. How long can I do it for until my body stops losing weight?

Iv been on a high protein calorie deficit diet for 10 days and IV lost 4 kilograms. How long can I do it for until my body stops losing weight?

Depends on...: lots of factors, including but not limited to: baseline weight, percentage body fat, level of activity, amount of protein and calories in the diet, other. Initial weight loss includes relatively lots of fluid loss ( due to protein metabolism and waste removal). "Hard" part comes later, slower. Such diets can cause lots of fluid and electrolyte (blood chemistry) problems- need medical supervision ...Read more

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Im having a hard time losing weight. it seems i dont eat enough protein or calories could this be it? my stats say i eat about 500 cal. not purposely

Im having a hard time losing weight. it seems i dont eat enough protein or calories could this be it? my stats say i eat about 500 cal. not purposely

Calorie counts: Self-reported calorie counts are notoriously incorrect w/tendency to under count. This has been demonstrated by having someone watch everything you eat for 24hrs. You know you're supposed to record everything & yet you forget (you is generic, not specific you). 500kcal/d is starvation so it's unlikely that's all you're consuming. Every little bite counts along w/all sodas, etc. Chat w/nutritionist ...Read more

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Is a high protein diet good for losing weight?

Is a high protein diet good for losing weight?

Yes: Yes, absolutely. Lots of dietary regimens now realize the benefit of the protein diet and low carbohydrates. Gary taubes book why we get fat would be a good place to start..Also, dr. Scott rigdon. The ultimate metabolism diet.. A very informative book... Check with your doctor before you start your weight loss program. ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more