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How can you gain weight on vegan diet and lose weight in vegan diet?

How can you gain weight on vegan diet and lose weight in vegan diet?

Vegetarian foods: To help with healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, smoothies (with added silken tofu), pasta/ bagels ; use of juice rather than soda. ...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


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Can you lose weight and gain health benefits on vegan diet?

Can you lose weight and gain health benefits on vegan diet?

Not really: The long term effect of a low fat, vegan diet is malnutrition. Used for a short time (4-6 weeks) a low fat diet can be employed for weight loss. However, the long lerm effects of low fat diets are miserable. A low fat - high carb diet will lead to high Insulin levels, high triglcyerides, low hdl, metabolic syndrome and finally high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. ...Read more

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How to lose weight on a vegan diet?

How to lose weight on a vegan diet?

Caloric balance.: Calories burned must exceed those ingested. Check these sites for vegan info, diet & recipes: http://www.provegan.info/eng/vegan/, https://www.vegansociety.com/, www.vegan.com/, www.chooseveg.com/?, www.peta.org/recipes/ ...Read more

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What's your opinion on weight watcher diet?

What's your opinion on weight watcher diet?

Good system: Weight watchers is one of the most consistent weight loss programs in history. Their program has helped thousands of people to lose weight, generally in a sensible way. Weight watchers has continued to stay up-to-date offering more and more flexibility with their plans. It can be expensive though. ...Read more

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Weight lost weight the best diet?

Weight lost weight the best diet?

Too many..: There are so many effective diets that you must find the one that takes in fewer calories than you expend in a day, contains proper percentages of carbohydrates, protein and fat (60-40-20 is target), and that you can follow long term. Don't forget aerobic(cardio-pulmonary) exercise. ...Read more

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Might consuming diet soda effect my weight loss diet?

Might consuming diet soda effect my weight loss diet?

Diet soda BAD!: Stay far away for diet soda. Nutrasweet and splenda are both not good for you, and can even promote weight gain. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight on a very low carb diet?

Can you lose weight on a very low carb diet?

Low carb diet: Yes, you can loose weight on a low carb diet. We all need carbs so do not eliminate them completely. Your body will go into ketosis and burn fat for fuel rather than sugar so good fat in your diet is good, e.g., coconut oil and olive oil. Please check w/your doc first, especially if you are diabetic. Peace and good health. Cravings will stop w/in a week for the most part. ...Read more

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My weight is 8 stone 8 pounds will i lose weight on the Slimfast diet ?

My weight is 8 stone 8 pounds will i lose weight on the Slimfast diet ?

That is possible,: But calories burned will have to exceed calories consumed to lose weight. ...Read more

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Can recovered anorexics/bulimics lose weight on limited exercise + 1200 calorie diet?

Can recovered anorexics/bulimics lose weight on limited exercise + 1200 calorie diet?

Anorexia/Bulimia.: I commend you for your Recovery from Anorexia/Bulimia. Now, the the Wise Woman in you reflect: What stress caused the condition? How was life affected? What helped-your personal determination, support groups, support from family, Therapy, medication? Reasons to lose weight now? What weight would you like to have? Need for Support Groups Please see a Psychiatrist for Therapy, diet, exercise, weight ...Read more

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Can i lose weight on a gluten free vegan diet?

Can i lose weight on a gluten free vegan diet?

You can, but: Is this necessary for you? A vegan diet restricts protein choices, and gluten-free limits grains and flours plus many other surprising foods (even soy sauce contains gluten!) many people are sensitive to gluten even if they don't have celiac disease. A gluten-free diet may be especially healthy for people with mood and cognitive disorders -- or with metabolic syndrome, etc. ...Read more

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Anorexia and on snickers and diet coke diet?

Anorexia and on snickers and diet coke diet?

Really?: When a snickers bar is the 'healthiest' thing in your diet, it's time for help. Go see your physician immediately. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight on gluten and dairy free diet?

How can I lose weight on gluten and dairy free diet?

These food : restrictions may help but you will still need to insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Exercise would need to be part of your nutrition plan. ...Read more

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Is it okpossibleay to lose weight on weight watchers without exercising?

Yes: Although exercising is an important aspect of weight loss and general health, weight loss is tied to a simple formula (in most cases): calorie burn > calorie intake = weight loss many activities other than traditional exercise burn calories... ...Read more

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Can you lose weight while on a gluten-free casein-free diet?

Can you lose weight while on a gluten-free casein-free diet?

Yes, but: Not because of elimination of these particular foods but rather due to an overall reduction of overall calories. ...Read more

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How do I gain weight on a low GI diet?

How do I gain weight on a low GI diet?

Why not gaining lbs?: A rule of thumb--to gain 1 pound eat 3000 calories more than your body normally burns. A bigger question is why are you having difficulty gaining weight? Have you explored with your doctor the possibility of undernutrition, hyperthyroidism, malabsorption and maldigestion, infection, altered GI tract function, eating disorders, inflammatory conditions, and malignancy? Pursue evaluation please. ...Read more

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Will I lose weight on senna?

Will I lose weight on senna?

Agree with Dr Hossai: Senna pods and leaves are used as a laxative. Laxatives are NEVER the route to healthy weight loss. ...Read more

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Can diet sodas cause weight gain?

Can diet sodas cause weight gain?

Yes they do: A perdue university study found that diet sodas may be linked to many health problems from obesity to diabetes to heart disease.One large study found that people who drank artificial sweetened soda were more likely to gain weight and develop metabolic syndrome, diabetes and heart disease.This include drinks containing aspartame, sucralose, and sacharin. ...Read more

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How quickly can you lose weight on the Atkins diet?

Rapidly: By adhering strictly to the atkins diet weight loss can be rapid. However, when you reintroduce carbs back into your diet - weight gain can be rapid. ...Read more

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I have so much trouble loosing weight. I diet and excersise?

I have so much trouble loosing weight. I diet and excersise?

Calories in excess: The saying is that to lose weight to a more ideal body mass index(bmi), calories expended have to be greater than calories consumed. Muscle weighs more than fat. Aerobic exercise combined with strength training and proper nutrition are key components. I recommend signing up at a reputable gym and hire a trainer to go through the entire basic program to achieve your goals. It's $$ well spent. ...Read more

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What's your opinion on weight watcher diet?

Good system: Weight watchers is one of the most consistent weight loss programs in history. Their program has helped thousands of people to lose weight, generally in a sensible way. Weight watchers has continued to stay up-to-date offering more and more flexibility with their plans. It can be expensive though. ...Read more

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How to lose weight through diet?

How to lose weight through diet?

Weight loss: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. BUT - at age 17- do you actually need to lose? ...Read more

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I am 36 yrs , how to loose weight by diet?

I am 36 yrs , how to loose weight by diet?

Try My Plan Below:: 1.Set realistic goals (1-2lbs/wk) 2.Try app like "myfitnesspal" to track calories ; make healthier food choices. 3.Plan meals-make weekly healthy menu ; shopping list. Prepare your own meals. 4.Schedule regular exercise regimen (3-5x+/wk; 30+min/day). Try app like "runkeeper" to track. Hire trainer and/or get an exercise buddy to safely push you. 5.Get adequate sleep 6.Surround self with +support. ...Read more

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How can i lose weight without diet or exercise?

Eat less: Eat less, move more you dont have to exercise to move more- you can park further away at the supermarket. Eating less is important if you want to lose weight. Find out how many calories you need and eat 200 less a day, find ways to decrease fat in your diet. Also try to avoid sugar drinks ...Read more

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Can you still have diabetes at a healthy weight or diet?

Can you still have diabetes at a healthy weight or diet?

Yes: There are lean people who have diabetes. Sometimes they've had type i diabetes from childhood, where the pancreas just doesn't produce insulin. Type ii diabetes happens more often in overweight adults because of Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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What do you recommend I do to lose weight, like diet wise?

What do you recommend I do to lose weight, like diet wise?

Lose weight: 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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Is it possible to lose weight with diet and no extra exercise?

Absolutely: Diet and behavioral changes are the most important part of weight-loss, however exercise helps lose the fat from the sites that are necessary and to improve the muscle tone and function of the heart and other organs. ...Read more

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Could you lose weight by diet only with no additional excercise?

Could you lose weight by diet only with no additional excercise?

Yes: Calorie restriction works. At some point however, you body will reach a plateau where it may not continue to lose weight. At that point, some form of activity might help you to continue in your weight loss program. ...Read more

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I am 42 years old weight 88 height 173 cms. Bedridden for slip disc need advice on weight and diet control please?

I am 42 years old weight 88 height 173 cms. Bedridden for slip disc need advice on weight and diet control please?

Lifestyle and Diet: The most effective diet per my experience treating over 1000 obese individuals is a low carbohydrate ketogenic (fat burning) diet meaning your meals will be mostly lean protein and very little carbohydrates (from fruits and veggies) and plant and fish based fat sources. You need to keep the carbohydrates below 40 grams/day. Also exercise (yoga, interval training, walking, running) would help. ...Read more

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I am a 45 yr old female 5ft 5 weight 177 diet and exercise not changing weight i had a hysterectomie 7 years ago after 5 children?

I am a 45 yr old female 5ft 5 weight 177 diet and exercise not changing weight i had a hysterectomie 7 years ago after 5 children?

Overweight: According the provided parameters, your BMI is 29.5, which is just at the border of overweight and Obesity Type I. Four you to reach a BMI of 25 Normal-Overweight, your weigh should be 150 lbs. This means the weight loss should of 27 lbs, this is very doable, and consider to go to a clinic for weight loss,, or do it with me as a patient. Food generates addiction ans releases endorphins in the brain, therefore the brain is happy, is difficult to trick a happy brain as well as any addiction, smoking, drugs, etc ...Read more

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I am 5ft9 and I want to lose weight but I don't know what should my normal weight. Right now I am 216 and I really want to lose weight.any diet for me?

I am 5ft9 and I want to lose weight but I don't know what should my normal weight. Right now I am 216 and I really want to lose weight.any diet for me?

A couple pounds/wk: Successful (intentional) weight loss requires that a person stick to a plan for months or years. The person must be happy with the foods she gets to eat, so severe calorie restriction is usually unsuccessful. A person can cut back on calories enough to lose 2 pounds a week, and will be more likely to stay with that modest type of plan. One to two pounds a week is about a 35-40 lb loss in 6 months. ...Read more

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I need to lose excess weight what diet is quickest?

I need to lose excess weight what diet is  quickest?

Diet and exercise: The goal is to burn more calories than you consume. Watch your diet-eliminate junk food and don't over eat. Consider liquids as well-soda, alcohol, etc contains a lot of calories. Exercise multiple times a week. If you find an activity you really enjoy you'll be more likely to engage in that activity. Avoid fad diets that could prevent you from getting adequate nutrition. Make healthy choices! ...Read more

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Is there a best and sustainable weight reduction diet?

Is there a best and sustainable weight reduction diet?

One that tastes good: To get to and maintain a healthy weight, one must have a nutritious diet that supplies the correct number of calories, and the proper amount of carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals. To stay on a diet long term, a person must enjoy eating the foods, or quickly learn to like them. Otherwise, one might quit the diet too easily. It is good to cater a diet to one's individual tastes. ...Read more

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How to lose weight it diet and exercise don't work?

How to lose weight it diet and exercise don't work?

Professional: seek the help of a professional who can review your diet and your exercise plan. They are experts in the field and can help you in your approach. There is too much misinformation on the internet and too many people trying to sell you something. ...Read more

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How can I loose weight? Any diet plan? I want to loose inches.

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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Any tips to lose a little weight without diet pills or anything?

Any tips to lose a little weight without diet pills or anything?

Tips: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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I'm a skinny guy trying to gain weight. What diet can help me bulk up?

Skinny at 49: if youre 49 and want to gain weight- you want to gain muscle. to do this you need to do some resistance training of your arms and preferably your legs- since that's where your muscles are the largest. Eat about 2 grams of protein for every pound you weigh and remember- to gain weight- muscle is more dense than fat- you need to challenge your muscles- good luck ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many points do I need for weight watchers diet?

Age, weight, ht: The amount of points you need is calculated on age, and weight. You didnt mention your weight. Its calculated so that you lose weight safely. Its not able to be calculated just based on weight alone. Also it varies for male and female. ...Read more

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What are things i can do to lose weight when diet and exercise don't work?

What are things i can do to lose weight when diet and exercise don't work?

See details: Diet and exercise work. If it doesn't that means you are not dieting correctly. In other words, you are cheating. Minimize carbs (no breads, pasta, cheese, sweets, desserts, fast food, snacking between meals, etc.). Also, control portion size. ...Read more