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What Do Elephants Eat
High Protein, lo Cal: When we eat fewer calories than needed, our body breaks down fat to make up for that. Where it chooses to take it from is usually (1) inside belly, (2) breasts, (3) face, (4) buttocks, (5) arms, (6) legs. So, to answer your question: a 1500 calorie-a-day low fat, high fiber, high protein 60g, zero calorie liquids eating plan is a sensible way to lose weight; you've no choice where it's taken... ...Read more
Foul smelling feces: Could be a sign of intestinal infection or maldigestion. ...Read more
What to do if I do not eat unhealthy (i.e I hate soda and never eat fast food). I do eat some not so great foods, what foods should I avoid?
At least you care: Hi. I congratulate you for caring about your diet. The average American diet sucks. My simple "avoid" list: fast food, processed food, saturated fat, high fat, white flour, white rice, sugar. The "do eat" list: whole grains, legumes, nuts, fruits & veggies, lean meats, healthy oils (canola & olive), nonfat dairy. And of course exercise regularly and don't smoke. To your good health! ...Read more
I don't know how do do diet little idea about diet calories plz tell me which food I eat n how much oil I use in foods how many calories in roti ?
Best start: I'm glad you're interested in healthy eating. Truth is, Brian, that nobody loses weight by focusing on counting calories. It's a lifestyle change. Avoid very greasy, very sugary, and very salty food. Try to eat smaller portions, and get enough lean protein. Especially, hang out with people for whom exercise is an important life focus, eat and exercise them; work hard and they'll accept you. ...Read more
Not diet-related: The claim that eating fast food causes acne is politically correct but actually false. You need to manage your acne until it self-cures which can happen at any age. I was able to stop using medication when I was around 50. If toipcal benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician. ...Read more
Eating healthy all: All the time is not a problem. I actually encourage you to eat every two hours. You can do yourself a favor by purchasing healthy food, after you have eaten. Don't go shopping while hungry. And bring those healthy foods with you. If you want to eat more, exercise more. ...Read more
Lower amount: You could lower the amount of food each time you eat. Walk away from the table and see if you are still hungry. You may need small amounts of food multiple times a day. Experiment to see where the line is for weight loss. At 23 you should be able to lose a pound or more each week. You want slow steady progress so, when you get there, you'll know how much to eat to stay there! ...Read more
What do you suggest if i eat fruit shakes, eat oatmeal, eat veggies, but i get bloated, my stomach hurts, can anyone help tell me why?
Bloating and pain: Your diet sounds ok. Important to have chicken/turkey breast and fin fish; salmon, tilapia, tuna for examples. I would suggest removing from your diet one item for a week at a time to attempt to isolate a problematic food. If your bloating is lower abdominal you may have irritable bowel syndrome which can be easily managed by your physician. Other etiology of bloating may require an exam and lab. ...Read more
No prepackaged food: Go with whole foods, fresh, preferably organic and lots of it. Do not drink your calories (i.e. Water preferable). ...Read more
I understand i need to drink lots of water, eat right, and exercise. But what are different foods you eat to lose weight?
Choosing: The right nutritional plan for safe and healthy weight loss depends on many factors. In general i would recommend a personal consultation with a functional nutritionist to guide you to good choices. Often people avoid fats, which is not a good thing - eating healthy fats is good for you. Less refined carbs is generally better, but please consult a nutritionist. ...Read more
What to do if eating food makes me hate myself and i can't sleep with the guilt. I don't know what to do help?
What do I do about eating a # of calories everyday for fat loss when i barely eat everyday because i'm barely hungry? Do i force myself to eat food?
Sort this out: By looking at peer based programs for weight loss- such as weight watchers or tops- take pounds off sensibly. There are both local and online groups. Also consult with your doctor re your weight loss plan. Remember effective weight loss is a combination of healthy eating with portion control and exercise. ...Read more
Nutritionist: Ask your physician to refer you to a qualified nutritionist who can design a healthful selection for you. ...Read more
For good health, yes: Eating breakfast gives a healthy start to the day. What do you like to eat? Best to have something with protein and healthy fat in it, and not just cereal or carbs like donuts or bagels. The protein and fat will help nourish and satisfy you through lunchtime. Some like protein shakes, eggs, yogurt, etc. Pick something you can enjoy! ...Read more
Weight Loss: Cutting back on your calorie intake and keeping a diet for everything you eat is a great start. Use simple websites to calculate the amounts of calories in everything you are eating. Also, a multivitamin is essential for dieting to make up for any lost vitamins and nutrients. ...Read more
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