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What is a teenager suppose to eat when trying to lose weight?

What is a teenager suppose to eat when trying to lose weight?

Good quality: Goal should be slow, steady weight loss based on a lifestyle change, not a quick fix. Accordingly, both quality and quantity of food make a difference. High quality protein, complex carbohydrates, low fat in reasonable amounts. What is reasonable? Variety of online calculators that will give you a reasonable estimate of how many calories you "need", and how many you are actually consuming. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Lose Weight (Definition)

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 is a teenager supposed to eat when trying to lose weight?

What is a teenager supposed to eat when trying to lose weight?

Same as adult: The key to losing weight is what is commonly referred to as energy balance. Balance the calories you are consuming with the energy you are exerting. Avoid processed food in favor of whole foods and never starve yourself. Ask a school counselor or your doctor for referral to good resources. ...Read more

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What is a good breakfast cereal to have when trying to lose weight?

What is a good breakfast cereal to have when trying to lose weight?

Oatmeal: Old fashion oats are a good choice. A half cup (dry) serving has 150 calories, 4 grams of fiber (helps fill you up), 5 grams of protein (helps keep you feeling full) and only 1 gram of sugar. You might want to add additional protein like egg whites (20 calories and 5 grams of protein/per egg white). Having protein at breakfast and with every meal helps keep you feeling full longer. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a month & thirteen days to lose weight. How much is it healthy for me to lose?

What to do if I have a month & thirteen days to lose weight. How much is it healthy for me to lose?

Healthy weight loss: The most a woman should lose a week is one pound; therefore, you can safely lose six pounds in the timeframe given. ...Read more

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Why is it when i start excersizing n eating healthier to lose weight i can't lose weight it just turns to muscle?

Why is it when i start excersizing n eating healthier to lose weight i can't lose weight it just turns to muscle?

Good start!: Eating healthier and exercising does build muscle. Once your muscle mass is appropriate, then your exercise will begin to burn fat. Slow and steady wins the race! ...Read more

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Is it okay to skip dinner to lose weight? Im trying to lose my weight but don't have time for exercising.

Is it okay to skip dinner to lose weight? Im trying to lose my weight but don't have time for exercising.

Small changes: Instead of skipping make small adjustment in the way you eat. For example eat smaller portions, eat more fiber in the form of fruits and vegetables, substitute whole wheat bread for white bread, drink diet drinks instead of high fructose drinks. ...Read more

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How do I know if this is a healthy diet to lose weight on?

How do I know if this is a healthy diet to lose weight on?

Low carb diet: I've found a low carb (no starch or sugar) ketogenic diet containing about 60+ grams is protein and below 40 grams of carbohydrate along with mild exercise the most effective for weight, fat and girth loss. If you get in mild ketosis which is fat burning state your hunger level will be very little. ...Read more

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What to eat if one want to gain weight fast a woman?

What to eat if one want to gain weight fast a woman?

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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I want to lose weight before I start school. What is the best way to lose weight?

Burn more calories: Achieving significant weight loss with just calorie reduction or diet is very hard to do. The best thing to do is to increase your activity and reduce your caloric intake. There are several apps that are available to keep track of you calorie intake and exercise. One example is my fitness pal. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat carbohydrates if I am trying to lose weight?

Is it ok to eat carbohydrates if I am trying to lose weight?

Yes, in moderation: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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I want to gain weight but i eat slowly. Is it true that this causes weight loss? If so how an i eat a little faster to gain weight?

Confusion: It is unlikely that you are eating so slowly as to be wasting away...However, it is true that if you scarf down your food you can eat well past when your body would have signaled you to stop due to satiety (=full), and put on weight. ...Read more

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If a calorie is a calorie, why do you need to eat healthy when trying to lose weight and not just eat less food?

If a calorie is a calorie, why do you need to eat healthy when trying to lose weight and not just eat less food?

You do not: If just losing weight is your aim, rather than good health, you can achieve that by reducing caloric intake and increasing exercise to raise the rate of caloric burn. Eating healthy will have the added benefit of improving your health. ...Read more

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My weight is 80 kgs and my height is 5'8". I would like to know what is the diet I should intake to lose weight?

My weight is 80 kgs and my height is 5'8". I would like to know what is the diet I should intake to lose weight?

Diet: Diet is important because you become what you eat. If you are wanting to loose weight then it is important that your diet contain proper veggies, chicken or fish for protein, a multivitamin and adequate hydration. The addition of exercise should be graded and made specially for your body. The exercise regimen should be gradual but take into account your age and weight, likes and dislikes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose 7lbs a week? If so, how? Im 5'3" & weigh 141lbs wanting to get down to 120lbs. I've seen extreme makeover weight loss edition but i don't know what foods to eat to help keep the weight off

Diet: All the diets in the world will not work without motivation. Suggest you start by eating three meals a day and leaving the table satisfied but not feeling stuffed. Totally eliminate snacks and sugar containing soft drinks. Begin a regular exercise program and have patience. This may take time to work. It is simple arithmetic. If you take in less than you are expending you will lose weight. ...Read more

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Would you say it is smart to drink a protein shake when trying to loose weight?

Would you say it is smart to drink a protein shake when trying to loose weight?

Protein is effective: As a method to help improve muscle mass while exercising. Make sure you diet is balanced and your calorie intake does not exceed your calorie expenditure for your target weight, and you will lose weight. ...Read more

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Im trying to lose weight but don't know what to eat and drink?

Im trying to lose weight but don't know what to eat and drink?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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Want to loose weight but not to much to fast. How much is a healthy amount to loose in a month? Want to loose 60pounds but don't know how

Want to loose weight but not to much to fast. How much is a healthy amount to loose in a month? Want to loose 60pounds but don't know how

Obesity: 60 pounds is a lot of weight to lose, and you are right to want to do it in a healthy way. You should be evaluated by a doctor to see if you have insulin resistance, low thyroid function, or anything else that could make it harder to lose weight. Remember that the best approach to weight loss will use a combination of low glycemic nutrition, exercise, mindset, and stress reduction. ...Read more

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