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Please describe a good diet for losing weight and building muscle?

Please describe a good diet for losing weight and building muscle?

Diet and exercise: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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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Which diet and foods are good for losing weight and building muscle?

Which diet and foods are good for losing weight and building muscle?

Protein , veggies: Lean protein--chicken, fish, lean beef, and lots of green veggies --that 's the best way to lose weight and build muscle. Drink lots of water. ...Read more

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After losing weight should I go right into building muscle or do it while i'm losing weight? Is building muscle the same thing as toning?

After losing weight should I go right into building muscle or do it while i'm losing weight? Is building muscle the same thing as toning?

See details: You can start strength training at any time. In fact, strength training will actually help with the weight loss. Muscle toning is roughly the same thing. ...Read more

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How do I prevent myself losing weight while building muscle?

How do I prevent myself losing weight while building muscle?

Eat healthy high : Calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Consider foods like: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, smoothies (w added silken tofu or powdered milk), greek yogurt (full –fat), . ...Read more

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Building or losing muscle whilst losing weight?

Building or losing muscle whilst losing weight?

?? a good question: Hi, obviously i would choose that you lose weight and gain muscle as the same tim but, unfortunately, most patients can't do this it would require at least an hour of sweating exercise daily and low calorie intake simultaneously.It is usually better to eat less and create a weight loss first and then concentrate on increased exercise after the weight loss to build muscle.Exercise some daily. ...Read more

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Best exercises for losing weight quicker and without building bulky muscle? Also how much time a day is good?

Best exercises for losing weight quicker and without building bulky muscle? Also how much time a day is good?

Power walking: is a great way to boost metabolism and tone up muscles w/out bulking up. Go for 20 to 30 minutes daily for starters. Walk a bit faster than usual, not just stroll. Use earphones to keep from boredom or do a walking meditation. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does marijuana affect you from building muscles or losing weight ?

Does marijuana affect you from building muscles or losing weight ?

Yes: Initially there is interference to growth hormone production and testosterone which will interfere with muscle building in addition unless appetite is controlled and nutritious foods are consumed instead of junk foods, bodybuilders and fitness models who use marijuana may find that they are constantly involved in a battle of the bulge. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight without building muscle?

How can I lose weight without building muscle?

Eat less.: Or you could try doing a lot of walking. Doesn't burn a lot of calories, but if you are consistent you will be successful. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to lose weight without building muscle?

What are the best ways to lose weight without building muscle?

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. ...Read more

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I started going to the gym what's the best diet for losing weight and gain muscle I don't want very hard diet because I have lots of study and exams ?

I started going to the gym what's the best diet for losing weight and gain muscle I don't want very hard diet because I have lots of study and exams

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Eat healthy!: In general, there's no one guaranteed diet or way to eat. Taking the long view, DASH, Mediterranean & vegetarian diets have all been demonstrated to produce positive health outcomes years down the road. But if you're set on putting on muscle now, plan on consuming upwards of 0.7-1gm/d protein for each pound you weigh: http://goo.gl/srbiHE & http://goo.gl/CdUyxx. Some will advocate 2gm/d. ...Read more

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Trying to lose weight while building muscle! anything I should take or do pre workout?

Trying to lose weight while building muscle! anything I should take or do pre workout?

Adjust workout sched: Best approach to losing body fat and gaining lean muscle mass is the alternate between a fat burning workout ( maintaining 65% of your maximum heart for your age ) and a dedicated muscle building program. Diet is important as well and should ultimately have a mild restriction with the goal of losing fat over months not days. ...Read more

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I am pretty skinny but have really big thighs, how can I lose weight on them with out building muscle?

I am pretty skinny but have really big thighs, how can I lose weight on them with out building muscle?

Spot fat loss does : not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may be thigh fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tone Thighs w plie, squat, wall squat, ball squat, Plyometric Squat,stair steps, lunges, lunges w dumbbells, ball squeeze & single leg Circle. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. > ...Read more

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Which body building supplements should I take to lose weight and build muscle?

Which body building supplements should I take to lose weight and build muscle?

Good diet: To lose weight you have to cut down on your fat intake and exercise daily. Eat healthy with ample foods high in protiens which will come from eggs, fish , soy products(like tofu) nuts and low fat dairy. ...Read more

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What will be my diet for building muscle if i may have osteoarthritis and I am 45 years old?

What will be my diet for building muscle if i may have osteoarthritis and I am 45 years old?

No diet: Diet is not the issue but a high protein diet is preferable for almost anyone. You cannot build muscle unless you begin strength training. Get to the gym. ...Read more

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Building muscle: Your 'Top 5' supplements with results best supported by clinical trials? (Assuming strict diet macros & a pro-level training regime)

Building muscle: Your 'Top 5' supplements with results best supported by clinical trials? (Assuming strict diet macros & a pro-level training regime)

Great question...: ...but we are constrained not to support commercial products through this forum. However, we do not support use of anabolic steroids. ...Read more

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Building or losing muscle whilst losing weight?

?? a good question: Hi, obviously i would choose that you lose weight and gain muscle as the same tim but, unfortunately, most patients can't do this it would require at least an hour of sweating exercise daily and low calorie intake simultaneously.It is usually better to eat less and create a weight loss first and then concentrate on increased exercise after the weight loss to build muscle.Exercise some daily. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


Dr. Julian Raffoul
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Diet Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while in others they ...Read more