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Number 1 Weight Gainer
Does hfcs increase visceral fat? I read in a princeton study that rats fed the same number of calories, but hfcs in one caused much more weight gain.
There isn't just one: There isn't a magical food that makes you lose weight. However, if i was pressed to pick one, i would say water since most of us are dehydrated anyway. Drinking water (rather than sugary fruit juices and soft drinks -- including "diet" ones!) will help our metabolism work more effectively. Also, replacing grains and starches with non-starchy, multicolored vegetables would be useful too. ...Read more
No: In order for you to gain any significant weight you need to over eat for a long period of time. For most people it takes several months or years. It is almost impossible to gain any appreciable amount of weight in one day. Even eating contest winners can't do that. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Starvation hormones: When you eat only once a day, your body thinks you don't have consistent access to a food source (the old the caveman wasn't able to kill dinner). Body then produces certain hormones that cause you to change the food you do eat to fat so that you can 'store' calories so you don't starve to death. Evolution hasn't caught up to our availability of food yet. It's also why you need to eat breakfast. ...Read more
Proper nutrition: If the person is unable to do any kind of physical activity than only way to loose weight is by cutting down on total calories intake and proper nutrition, which means eating properly.Eliminate all sugars and sugary drinks, consume more fruits and vegies, whole grains, and low saturated fat and drink plenty of water.You can consult a nutritionist for that. ...Read more