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Gave birth, want to loose weight. Eating beans and soup in a can everyday at lunch. Is this healthy?

Gave birth, want to loose weight. Eating beans and soup in a can everyday at lunch. Is this healthy?

Could be: Diets rich in a variety of fruits and vegetables, largely plant-based and unprocessed are crucial to healthy weight loss. Beans and noncreamy soups are generally part of a healthy diet. I would suggest you make your own soups so you can control the salt, etc. ...Read more

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Can Cannellini beans cause burping, nausea & upset stomach? I had 3 bowls of homemade Cannellini bean soup tonight and I feel sick! Possibly fullness?

Can Cannellini beans cause burping, nausea & upset stomach? I had 3 bowls of homemade Cannellini bean soup tonight and I feel sick! Possibly fullness?

Really now: You should have a better diet than that. All beans and no fat makes Kay a sick girl or something like that. While beans are a good nutritious food as they say "Moderation in everything, including moderation". This too will pass and have a more well balanced diet. ...Read more

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What is the healthiest type of beans to eat?

What is the healthiest type of beans to eat?

Depends on goal: Lentils have high protein content. Cannellini beans have higher protein content, but also more carbohydrate and so for losing weight, may not be a better choice. Edamame has high protein, lower carbohydrate content, but soy beans have enzyme inhibitors which may block the action of enzymes for protein digestion. So, may be best to try 1/2 cup of lentils two meals daily, if trying to lose weight. ...Read more

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It is bean about a year that I can't control my self to stop thinking. Pleas can you tell me how to stop thinking?

It is bean about a year that I can't control my self to stop thinking. Pleas can you tell me how to stop thinking?

CBT therapy +: consider a CBT therapist to help you w/ what may be a form of OCD or another disorder. You want to think - just not out of control. It's a challenge, but possible. It may need meds for some time too. Don't struggle alone, a coach can really help. ...Read more

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White bean extract does what for the body?

White bean extract does what for the body?

Depends on complianc: White bean extract is supposed to boost metabolism and block carbohydrate absorption. However few good studies have been done and those studies show inconsistent results. Appears safe only diarrhea and other mild GI symptoms and reduction of blood sugars have been described. One study showing subjects who were very compliant with the study did show good results. ...Read more

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Whst do you think about green bean pills?

Whst do you think about green bean pills?

No evidence: Some research shows that taking green coffee extract (svetol, naturex) 80-200 mg daily might cause modest weight loss over a period of 12 weeks. However, the research so far is preliminary and poor quality. But hey, dr. Oz likes it and advertises for it. Seriously, not enough evidence to form a real medical opinion. ...Read more