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What foods can you eat to lose weight and help gain muscle?

What foods can you eat to lose weight and help gain muscle?

Reduce weight: Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. To gain muscle, you have to exercise and increase your protein intake (probably need at least 70-100 grams of protein daily). ...Read more

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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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What foods to cut out your diet to actually lose weight and do nuts cause weight gain also?

What foods to cut out your diet to actually lose weight and do nuts cause weight gain also?

Refined carbs: One wants to lower Insulin resistance and estrogen dominance. By eating 6 small meals a day with high quality protein, fresh or frozen vegetables, fresh fruit, s especially berries, beans and low carbohydrate grains like quinoa you will lower Insulin resistance. Walnuts and almonds soaked, rinsed and added to salads are good. Too much fat increases estrogen dominance. ...Read more

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What foods that help you gain muscle and weight actually work?

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What foods that help you gain muscle and weight actually work?

Muscle building: Protein enriched food. Highest quality protein rich food are highly digestible >95%, and that the indispensable Amino Acid composition closely meets human needs. These properties apply to animal protein, milk protein, meat, and fish, where as vegetable protein has a lower digestibility( 70%-80%). If you mix plant proteins from diff legumes and cereals. Absorption rate is high. ...Read more

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What foods help you lose thigh weight?

What foods help you lose thigh weight?

Weight loss: There's no such thing as natural spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general ; a certain % will be fat from the thigh area. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. ...Read more

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I've lost weight and trying to gain some back. What are the best foods to eat to gain 'good' weight? Thanks

I've lost weight and trying to gain some back. What are the best foods to eat to gain 'good' weight? Thanks

See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more

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What foods are filling but low in calories, and will help me lose weight?

What foods are filling but low in calories, and will help me lose weight?

Lean proteins: One option is lean proteins like grilled chicken and turkey, fish too. 1 gram of protein has 4 calories, whereas 1 gram of fat has 8 or 9 calories. Protein slows down your gastric emptying, thereby making you feel fuller longer. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods are good to eat when trying to lose weight (baby weight) and exercising?

Please suggest what foods are good to eat when trying to lose weight (baby weight) and exercising?

Fat burning foods: High water content fruits and veggies, with walking and resistance training. ...Read more

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What are good healthy diet foods i can buy to lose weight and exercise?

What are good healthy diet foods i can buy to lose weight and exercise?

Nutrition: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar ; junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda ; caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Be physically active with both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more

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What are the top foods that encourage weight loss?

What are the top foods that encourage weight loss?

Top foods: Firstly, drink lots of water!how much?Drink in onces half your body weight in pounds.Secondly, eat foods lower in carbs and foods whose 'glycemic index' is low(preferably less than 40). ...Read more

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What can I eat to lose weight and maintain that weight loss?

Nutrition: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar ; junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda ; caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Be physically active with both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more

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Should i try diet drinks to lose my muffin top? Are there any faster ways?

Should i try diet drinks to lose my muffin top? Are there any faster ways?

Whole foods: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and 3 oz protein with each meal 5 hours apart. ...Read more

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What are the best foods to eat or to snack on to help lose belly fat?

Try these...: As recently appeared in us news and world report, some of the best fat-burning foods include oatmeal, apples, almonds, chicken breast, egg whites and asparagus, certified fitness nutrition specialist obi obadike writes. He noted that fish oil and garlic also can help burn fat, as can adding brown rice and tomatoes to the menu. Of course, don't forget to watch portions, cut alcohol, & exercise. ...Read more

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Can dancing help you lose weight and reduce your belly fats?

Can dancing help you lose weight and reduce your belly fats?

Yes: Aerobic exercise in the form of dancing will increase caloric burn an excellent and fun way to exercise. Do not allow the scale to be the only measure of success. Aerobic exercise is good for the heart and circulation. Good for over all muscle tone. Good for the lungs. Additionally common positive effect on our frame of mind. ...Read more

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What are good foods and diet plans to help lose weight.

What are good foods and diet plans to help lose weight.

Many alternatives: There are many alternatives you could choose; it's best to do this with a friend or group -- or even a nutritionist or coach. That way you have accountability and it also avoids isolation and discouragement. One helpful plan is dr. Joel fuhrman's: http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/weightloss/ also dr. Mark hyman's is great: http://drhyman.Com/ there are more! include consistent exercise too. ...Read more

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Are too much carbohydrates bad for you? White bread, pasta, potatoes. Do i need to keep them in my diet to maintain a healthy weight or to lose weight

Are too much carbohydrates bad for you? White bread, pasta, potatoes. Do i need to keep them in my diet to maintain a healthy weight or to lose weight

YES!: The key to losing weight is to eat less, but not all calories are created equal. Sugars & simple carbs from grains esp cause weight gain. I like dr. Furhman's diet: www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/foodpyramid.Aspx dr. Weil has useful info: www.Huffingtonpost.Com/andrew-weil-md/carbohydrates-weight-loss_b_1937312.Html- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Exercise is also important. See comment:. ...Read more

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Can eatting the weight watchers food products really make a difference to your weight loss?

Can eatting the weight watchers food products really make a difference to your weight loss?

Weight loss: It is not only the eating of weight watchers food but holding to the portion control without portion control do not expect to lose weight. ...Read more

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How can eating lots of fat and no carbs help you lose weight?

How can  eating lots of fat and no carbs help you lose weight?

Depends on the fats: A body's metabolism varies person: person and a diet heavy in poly unsat. Oils vis saturated oils differs that fat though oils can become fats. Initially your body is looking for simpler fuels to utilize, and without carbs it is forced to use alternate fuels ie proteins and fats. Fat has a lot more energy release- and once your body is forced to use this fuel, long term- not good. ...Read more