Healthy Weight Loss Foods

It is very important to eat right if you want to lose excess fat and lead a life that is healthy and free of illness. Here is a list of seven healthy weight loss foods you need to know about in order to look good and feel better! These are foods that will help you with your belly fat loss and to become lean in no time provided you incorporate them in your diet on a regular basis.

The first healthy weight loss food on the list is avocado. It is a very nutritious food item. It is high in fat but not the bad kind. It is rich in good fats that are necessary for the body. Avocados are packed with Vitamins B6 and C as well as fiber. It could be served in sandwiches, with a salad or as an in-between-meals snack. It helps to reduce risks related to the heart.

Next on the list of healthy weight loss foods are almonds, walnuts, pecans, and Other Nuts. All types of nuts are rich in fat but this is unsaturated, good fat, the kind that avocado has. They are also filled with protein. Hence, a small serving will be enough to make you feel full. Seeds and nuts are known to reduce the risks of diabetes, heart diseases and also certain kinds of cancer. You can lose abdominal fat on consuming them as they give you the fat that the body requires, the good fat.

The third place is taken by tea. Tea and particularly green tea are also weight loss superfoods. They are stocked with antioxidants. So, they slow down the process of ageing. Tea helps in preventing osteoporosis as well. Try to have your tea with honey, not sugar.
Chili peppers get the fourth position. This food item helps you to lose abdominal fat quickly as it restricts your appetite.

These are rich sources of Vitamins A and C. They have antioxidants, too. Many researchers are of the opinion that chili peppers increase the rate of metabolism of the body. So, you are able to burn a lot of calories on eating them.

At number 5, we have blueberries. This is the food that is the richest in antioxidants. It barely has calories and no fat. This is a tiny fruit that helps to invigorate the immune system. It also helps to get rid of abdominal fat.

Wild caught salmon has the sixth position. It is amongst the healthiest fish. It has high levels of protein as well as Omega 3 acids. It is ideal for your nervous system and also provides a number of other benefits.

Last but definitely not the least is tomatoes, which are a rich source of several nutrients. They are well known for their high vitamin C content, but also contain significant amount of vitamin A, B vitamins including niacin and riboflavin, magnesium, phosphorous, and calcium. Tomatoes are also a good source of chromium, folate, and fiber.

If you incorporate all these healthy weight loss foods in your daily diet, your health is sure to improve. You will also be able to lose abdominal fat faster.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    what are some healthy weight loss foods?
    i work out from 2 hours a day id just like to know what foods to eat if i wanted to lose weight. like, whats healthy? veges grilled chicken and fish....any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Pretty much all vegetables are good. Some have a little more calories than others but generally they have few calories and lots of fiber. Also, if you like bread or pasta, try to eat whole wheat and make sure they don't just "contain" wheat but actually are whole wheat. They not only have fiber and less processed grains, but whole wheat has been found to have other health benefits as well. Try to drink plenty of fluids but not juice or soda. Drink water, and if you don't like just plain water, drink flavored seltzer waters that don't have calories or very few. People don't realize it when they drink all their calories because they don't feel full. Turkey has less fat than chicken, and make sure you eat baked chicken or saute it in a small amount of olive oil and use seasonings for flavoring (i.e. spices, garlic, onions, etc.). Try to avoid too much salt because that can make you retain water. You do need some sodium in your diet though. That's it for now. Good luck.

  2. QUESTION:
    healthy foods for weight loss?
    I'm a 15 year old girl. Over the summer I was watching what I was eating and exercising everyday and I lost 20 lbs. Since school started I haven't been working out as much and I have let my eating habits slip. I'm starting to run everyday again. I just need to improve my diet. What are some good healthy weight loss foods? And I pack a lunch for school. Any lunch ideas?
    Answers would be fantastic. I'll pick a best. (:

    • ANSWER:
      Good Protein
      Chicken (without skin)
      Turkey (without skin)
      Lean cuts of beef
      Lean cuts of pork
      Lean cuts of lamb
      Lean cuts of veal
      Eggs
      Egg whites
      Tuna fish
      Salmon

      Good Carb Sources
      Brown Rice
      100% whole wheat bread
      100% whole wheat bagels
      100% whole wheat pita bread
      Whole wheat/whole grain pasta
      Sweet potatoes
      Yams
      Oatmeal
      Buckwheat
      Bulgur
      Bran cereals

      Some Good Fruits and Veggies
      Apple
      Orange
      Plum
      Banana
      Grapes
      Strawberries
      Peaches
      Pears
      Cantaloupe
      Pineapple
      Broccoli

      Salmon
      Mackerel
      Herring
      Anchovies
      Sardines
      Scallops
      Halibut
      Fish oil supplements
      Peanuts

      This should get you started.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is good healthy/weight loss foods ?? not meals just snacks ;) thx hope you can help!!?

    • ANSWER:
      Fruits

  4. QUESTION:
    General weight loss healthy foods?
    I am really keen to lose some weight and stop procrastinating. I want to generally lose weight everywhere, but mainly in my stomach. I know that the best way is to eat healthy and exercise, and I'm doing that, but are there any healthy food suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      here is the list of foods, separated into 3 categories:
      - good sources of protein
      - good sources of carbs
      - good sources of fat

      Good Sources Of Protein

      Chicken (without skin)
      Turkey (without skin)
      Lean cuts of beef
      Lean cuts of pork
      Lean cuts of lamb
      Lean cuts of veal
      Eggs
      Egg whites
      Tuna fish
      Salmon
      Shrimp
      Lobster
      Flounder
      Sardines
      Snapper
      Swordfish
      Trout
      Crab
      Clams
      Scallops
      Milk (2% or skim)
      Cottage cheese (low fat/non fat)
      Yogurt (low fat/non fat)
      Tofu
      Black beans
      Garbanzo beans (aka chick peas)
      Kidney beans
      Lentils
      Lima beans
      Navy beans
      Pinto beans
      Miso
      Soybeans
      Peanuts
      Almonds
      Cashews
      Hazelnuts
      Pecans
      Pistachio nuts
      Natural peanut butter
      Pumpkin seeds
      Sunflower seeds
      Protein powder, protein shakes and protein bars

      Good Sources Of Carbs
      Brown Rice
      100% whole wheat bread
      100% whole wheat bagels
      100% whole wheat pita bread
      Whole wheat/whole grain pasta
      Sweet potatoes
      Yams
      Oatmeal
      Buckwheat
      Bulgur
      Bran cereals
      Garbanzo beans (aka chick peas)
      Kidney beans
      Black beans
      Lentils
      Navy beans
      Pinto beans
      Lima Beans

      (Fruits And Vegetables)
      Apple
      Orange
      Plum
      Banana
      Grapes
      Strawberries
      Peaches
      Pears
      Cantaloupe
      Pineapple
      Broccoli
      Brussels sprouts
      Cabbage
      Asparagus
      Spinach
      Lettuce
      Romaine lettuce
      Avocado
      Cucumber
      Eggplant
      Tomato
      Cauliflower
      Celery
      Turnip
      Bok choy
      Mushrooms
      Peppers
      Green peas

      Good Sources Of Fat
      Salmon
      Mackerel
      Herring
      Anchovies
      Sardines
      Scallops
      Halibut
      Fish oil supplements
      Peanuts
      Almonds
      Walnuts
      Cashews
      Natural peanut butter
      Olive oil (extra-virgin)
      Flax seeds
      Flax seed oil
      Pumpkin seeds
      Sunflower seeds

  5. QUESTION:
    Really healthy, weight loss foods I should eat?
    Anyone have any? Thanks. :)

    • ANSWER:
      Google is your friend anyway check this :
      http://www.self.com/fooddiet/2010/03/weight-loss-superstars
      it's a list of 20 food for loss weight.

  6. QUESTION:
    What are some healthy foods that promote weight loss?
    I want to lose weight. What can I eat that will give me the nutrients I need while also helping to lose weight quickly?

    • ANSWER:
      I have been through it all and know what's it about. The main thing is to stick in there. You can't be an addict to food and never exercise if you want to live a healthy life and keep the weight off. I've worked out, done every diet, and all types of classes.

      Nothing works, besides dedication and intelligence towards the subject of losing weight.

      First, depending on how much weight you need to lose, your diet is the first concern. You can't eat 10,000 calories a day and expect the weight to come off, even if you are exercising a lot. Which brings us to the next thing. Duh, Exercising...

      This is a must especially if you need to a lot of weight. Get at least 30 mins of some good hardcore exercising. Do some cardio, in the long run, it's good for the heart.

      However, I find the most hardest part of losing weight/keeping it off, in my diet. It's so hard to keep your fingers out of the cookie jar or those chocolate goodies. I've found a great addition to help any one out, it's a natural weight loss supplement called Proactol. Now don't get all crazy on me and say diet pills don't work. That is true, but not in this case. This one isn't meant to burn pounds while you sit on the couch. It's an appetite suppressant, along with being a fat binder. I saved money on the pills at theweightlossplace dot com along with getting some good info. It basically makes those fingers not go towards the cookie jar. For me it's the best pill I've tried and I've tried cupboards full. Now this doesn't mean you have to follow my foot steps but I've successfully lost roughly 70 pounds and keeping it off til this day.

      Well good luck and remember what I said, Dedicate.

  7. QUESTION:
    Healthy foods for weight loss, etc?
    I am trying to lose weight, and I really want to start eating healthier. I'm not gonna lie, I'm really not a fan of many fruits. Vegetables are okay; I like salad. But I need some more ideas on healthy, good-tasting foods. I find it especially hard to decide on something to bring to work and school. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Eat more fish and less bread. Chicken is also good. Water only and move more.
      Also this is good http://www.bestinternetfind.solutionsarticles.com/Lose-Weight?id=xh8q

  8. QUESTION:
    Healthy foods for weight loss?
    What are some foods you can eat a lot of without gaining weight? Is it true that you can eat as many green vegetables as you want?

    I need sort of a rough guide on how much to eat, how many times a day to eat, and what to eat. Im trying to lose about 15 pounds.
    I am a pescetarian...im a vegetarian who eats fish.

    • ANSWER:
      You will lose more body fat eating protein and fat (don't eat protein alone) than not eating AT ALL. To lose weight fast eat all you want but nothing but meat, eggs, healthy oils, mayo, butter and half an avocado a day (you'll need added potassium). Keep your fat percentage high, at least 65% of calories. Adding in green vegetables & some cheese will continue weight loss but at a slower pace.

      If you starve yourself, your body will freak out and will want to store every ounce in case it doesn't get nourished again. You need to give it adequate nourishment so it doesn't slow your metabolism down to adjust for lower calories.

      Simple carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice) triggers insulin which can store the calories you eat into fat. The more protein you eat the more the fat burning hormone glucagon is released. The more carbohydrate you eat the more the fat storage hormone insulin is released.

      Carbs are addictive and can be disastrous to our health. The best way to break the addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a huge batch of deviled eggs and eat one every time you want "something" have huge omelets for breakfast, with bacon, a lil onion, peppers, mushrooms & cheese. Pork chops for lunch. Get pork rinds and eat them with tuna salad. Steak for dinner. Make a huge sugar free cheese cake for dessert. Eat so much you won't feel deprived of anything. By the fourth day, your addiction will be gone and you can start making healthy choices.

      High insulin levels unbalance other hormones. Controlling your insulin level will balance out other hormones & allow human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so you will gain lean muscle even without exercise. Any exercise will greatly increase your muscle mass with high HGH levels.

      Reducing body fat and increasing muscle mass will have you in awesome shape in no time. Good luck!

  9. QUESTION:
    Healthy, tasty foods for weight loss on the go?
    Still trying to lose weight. Problem I'm faced with is I'm running out of ideas for good tasting food on the go. I have been eating stuff like bananas and nuts, and dried meats, and all the average fruits and veggies that store well at room temperature. But if anyone has any good ideas for food that keeps well at room temp, doesn't matter if it has to be cooked or not, just so long as I can store it in my car, or a locker, anywhere there isn't a fridge handy.

    Thanks all.

    • ANSWER:
      Nuts are the most calorific food you can get, AND bananas. That's concentrated energy for you.
      Room temperature? try tinned tomatoes and tinned broad beans.
      You can also buy a couple carrots each day and celery and cucumbers. Walking to the supermarket will keep you extra fit too.,,,

  10. QUESTION:
    Whats the best healthy foods to eat, when losing weight?
    I need to know the most healthy foods for weight loss,
    (fruits, nuts, veges, ect!)
    I am a 19 year old girl boxer
    and wanting to go down a weight class,
    I weight 81kgs but I want to weight atleast 75kgs!
    I'm also pretty short so i'm a bit beafy.
    Please help,

    Is cranberry juice good for you at all?

    • ANSWER:
      Green leafys! Lots and lots of them! in forms of kale, romaine, cabbage, watercress, spinach and collards. Flax or chia seeds are good as well (will fill you up and provide a lot of fiber). Cranberry juice is good but watch out for cranberry juice cocktail its basically sugar water with artificial colour and flavour. Raw nuts and seeds like sunflower, almond, cashew. (it helps to soak them). Try to stay away from processed foods, flours, sugars, salt. A non gluten grain Quinoa is a great replacement and is high in protein. Any fruit is fine, in the morning add a squeeze of lemon to a cup of water and drink before you eat.

      Chia seeds are said to have:
      2 times the protein of any other seed or grain,
      5 times the calcium of milk, plus boron which is a trace mineral that
      helps transfer calcium into your bones,
      2 times the amount of potassium as bananas,
      3 times the reported antioxidant strength of blueberries
      3 times more iron than spinach
      copious amounts of omega 3 and omega 6, which are essential fatty acids...

      and it has no taste :D

  11. QUESTION:
    Healthy cat food for weight loss?
    Over the years, my cat has slowly gained weight. He's at the high-end of the healthy weight scale and I'm looking for a good cat food will aid in his weight loss. He's been an inside cat for about 2 years now if that makes a different. Thanks for the help!

    • ANSWER:
      Science Diet has a great variety of foods and all my vets have recommended it. the indoor formulas of any cat food are usually formulated with less fat/calories since indoor cats tend to be a bit less active, but there are also "lite" versions of just about every variety.
      You may also want to consider your cats age. If he is 7 years or older, go for the senior cat food, it compensates for the decline in activity as they get older and I think there are lite versions of the senior formula also.
      Just be sure to follow the measurements for the appropriate amounts on the bag so you don't accidentally overfeed him.

  12. QUESTION:
    What are some great healthy foods to eat that will trigger weight loss?
    i don't was a 5 paragraph essay..
    just give me a list of good foods to eat
    recipes would be good too
    and restaurants that have GOOD TASTING things to eat
    that won't be filled with tons of fat and calories?

    please just tell me the restaurant name and the healthy things to get there...i don't really like salad so only mention it if it's a really delicious one.

    thank you, thank you, thank you :)

    • ANSWER:
      drink plain green tea
      and drink at least two liters of water a day
      leafy, dark green veggies
      and nuts and seeds(sunflower seeds,almond etc.)
      not salted tho..

  13. QUESTION:
    What are HEALTHY, easy-to-make, dinner foods that help with weight loss?
    sometimes my mother is out, and my dad is at work and so they usually get me takout or something, but I don't want takeout, because it's unhealthy. I need dinner foods to keep around the house in case this happens, but they have to be healthy and help with weight loss because i'm trying to lose weight. and they need to be easy to make because i'm not that old and I can't cook things like fish or chicken. thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      just make a salad, or a fruit salad, or a healthy sandwich

  14. QUESTION:
    Is this healthy weight loss, and other suggestions?
    I'm 21, and was 230 pounds about 2-3 weeks ago, I have been dieting since then and am at 225 now. I do a light to moderate amount of physical activity. Anyways, I've been consistently eating approx 1500-1700 calories daily for my weight loss. I am in college so it is often difficult to find healthy food, but I am eating mostly fruits and vegetables, tuna, and having lunch meat or bagel sandwitches and running 2-3 days a week.

    So thats what I doing, could I be doing anything better, or am I doing something not as good as I should. Is that too little calories too eat for my size or can I reduce them even more. Should I be eating other types of food, vitamins, etc.

    Just looking for some good general advice.

    • ANSWER:
      Thats a good amount of calories. try running 5 days a week for 20-25 mins. To make sure your getting all your nutrients, take a multivitamin, like flinstones! (yes, even if your 21) and drink atleast 4-5 bottles of water a day. Acquire a taste to green tea and have 2 cups in the morning and 2 at night. The tea bags from lipton are great that come in a box. Best of luck and keep up the good work :)

      ps. Try the Turbo Jam dvds, the 5 workout set. Their great, and a great variety from abs to cardio to sculpting!

  15. QUESTION:
    What are some foods that are good for weight loss?
    I drink a lot of green tea, and I hear pistachio nuts are good for you, are there any other healthy foods that promote weight loss? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      anything organic and fillling w/little amounts of calories and grams of fat...and special k products

  16. QUESTION:
    What are some good foods to eat for weight loss- healthy meals, etc?

    • ANSWER:
      Fruits, vegetables, beans, lean meats, nuts.

  17. QUESTION:
    What some good weight loss food? or healthy food?
    Whats something that taste good? that will be good to snack or eat ?

    • ANSWER:
      As a registered dietitian I am all about getting good nutrition into my day. Below is a snapshot of my day.

      Breakfast Smoothie (Basic recipe)
      -Yoplait Greek Plain (17 grams protein per 6 oz. and is an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D)
      -Frozen fruit (I like blueberries, mango, cranberries)
      -small amount fruit juice
      -ground flax seed (fiber and omega-3's)

      I will have either a hardboiled egg or handful walnuts to round out the meal.

      Snacks (I have about 2/day) here are some choices:
      1. Cottage cheese and triscut crackers (very filling)
      2. Hummus and celery/jicama sticks
      3. Brown rice, veggies, tofu chopped up sprinkle with soy sauce or miso
      4. Hard boiled egg and apple
      5. Apple slices dipped in small amount of peanut butter
      6. Larabars (many yummy flavors)
      7. Trail mix made with: whole grain cereal, nuts, dried fruit
      8. Yoplait Light Key Lime pie with crushed graham crackers

      Dinner and lunch are typically salads with lean meat grilled. I also enjoy making soups, which can be healthy and filling.

      Have you tried the Two Week Tune Up plan? That has a lot of great recipes as well. I'll list the website below with some of my other favorite websites.

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  19. QUESTION:
    for weight loss: what Is a list of healthy foods I can eat?
    I am trying to lose weight as I really need It but I need a list of healthy foods to eat, or If you can give me some websites that would also help me out, thanks...

    • ANSWER:
      Veggies: Spinach, Lettuce, Brocoli, Cauliflower, cucumbers, peppers tomatoes.. etc,
      lots of salads, but avoid creamy dressings.. vingarettes have less carbs in them.

      Meats: Chicken, Turkey, Lean Beef.. avoid anything like bacon, or deli meats

      Seafood&Fish: Salmon, Crab, Lobster, Scalloops, Halibut

      Fruits, Eggs, and yogurt are good for breakfast

  20. QUESTION:
    Eating tips for healthy weight loss?
    I'm trying to lose some weight the healthy way; by eating right and exercising more. I'm just looking for some tips on ways to eat healthy foods. For example; eating a piece of fruit for breakfast, or substituting certain foods for others. I'll take anything. I'm not being obsessive about it, but I'm just looking for some simple things I can do to lose some weight.

    Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      If you want something simple, you just follow these rules:
      1. Eat lots and lots of vegetables and fruits
      2. Eat less carbs, cholesterol, fat and oily meals.
      3. Exercise regularly

  21. QUESTION:
    What are some really yummy healthy foods that will help with weight loss?

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    Healthy weight loss--have you ever tried just eating plenty of wholesome foods?
    I'm pushing 50 and climbing over 200 pounds on a 5'10" frame. I'm wondering about just cutting out the junk food and eating a gracious plenty of healthy veggies, fruits, low fat meat, low fat dairy and whole grains. Treats and nuts would become weekly, rather than daily, fair. Ever tried it? Did it work? Any problems? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      My father went to the doctor and was told his cholesterol was high. Doctor put him on a non-fat diet. He ate all he wanted, whatever he wanted but stuck to the non-fat diet. With almost no effort he lost 25 pounds. It was a slow process, but yes I think it will work.

      If you eat like you're suggesting you'll go even faster.

  23. QUESTION:
    Poll: Would you subscribe to a web site about healthy weight loss if it didn't have crap ads all over it?
    I have been trying to find websites with accurate information about healthy foods and all I get are pages covered with bogus products, exercise machines, or magic diet pills. Sometimes you can't even find the article on the page it is so chopped up with ads.
    Or they want you to sign up for free and then fill your mailbox with crap e-mails.
    So would you pay a subscription fee for accurate uncluttered information?

    • ANSWER:
      Until the website offering accurate uncluttered information about healthy food prove that it DOES have quality health and weight loss information that I can use, I'm not paying a thing.

      I probably would if the health website offers a money back guarantee and has an easy opt-out feature from the subscription.

  24. QUESTION:
    is it just me or is healthy food and weight loss over rated?
    Honestly people say so much oh to loose weight you must eat salad and fruits...

    I do not agree. I lost 14 pounds eating the things i loved.. just ate less. I ate cookies fast food anything i wanted. i just did not stuff myself.

    And it was less pressure pigging out because i was not deprieved of the foods i loved. I am 5'5 and i went from 128 pounds to 114 pounds in a short period of time and i love it!!

    • ANSWER:
      Healthy food is not over-rated, by any means. Weight loss is primarily because you are eating fewer calories than you are using, but don't fool yourself that it doesn't matter where those calories come from because it does. Your body still needs a certain amount of vitamins and minerals to function, and if you don't provide them- no matter what you weigh you will be malnourished and have health problems. There is a difference between what 1200 calories of Oreos provide and what 1200 calories of a well balanced diet provides. However, for those folks who need to lose weight, it is more sensible and more productive in the long run to simply reduce amounts of what they eat than to eliminate entire classes of foods. As you noticed, you feel deprived and tend to binge out. There are really no forbidden foods, only foods to eat less of less often than others. But yes, you do still have to keep an eye on what goes in your mouth regardless. Junk in the tank is still junk. Poor nutrition will have health consequences just as serious as those from being overweight. You will end up with osteoporosis eventually if your diet is low in calcium, even if you are not overweight. You can still die of cardiovascular disease too, if you clog up the pipes with a lot of fats, even if you are skinny as can be. So yes, the nutrition still counts.

  25. QUESTION:
    What are the healthy foods you can eat to stimulate weight loss?

    • ANSWER:
      anything spicy. like pepper is really good for fat burning, green tea b/c of ecgc...mostly spicy foods nd water

  26. QUESTION:
    Is this healthy food for weight loss?
    I'm trying to lose 10 lbs so yeah... Is this a healthy day?:

    Bfast: whole wheat peanutbutter and banana sandwich
    Lunch: big salad with ablittle dressing and chicken
    Snack: granola bar or grapes/apples
    Dinner: turkey on whole wheat

    Inplay tennis btw... So will thisdiet help me lose weight and give me energy?

    • ANSWER:

  27. QUESTION:
    What are the healthiest foods for rapid detox and weight loss?
    I would like to go on a cleanse and start a healthy regimen for the new year. What are the best foods/combinations to do a detox and then a weight loss regimen? Are these cleansers like Puristat a bunch of hog wash or are they any good? I know to keep a low carb, low sugar, low fat diet, but are there any super food secrets I should know? Or juicing recipes that are great? Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      I was just watching a segment on channel 3 news in Cleveland OHio about detoxing... I tried one that really did seem to work well... as long as I followed it to the t... which I didn't

      Anyway the segment basicially said that all the detox systems on the shelves aren't worth a whole lot, and basicially don't do a whole lot as a matter of fact when they contacted the companies they couldn't even tell you what detoxing is.... interesting

      anyway at the end of the segment all she said was that PLENTY of water and TONS of greens (veggies that are green... the greener the better)... I would add to that myself spices.. like cayenne pepper or the like or maybe some tabassico sauce (great metabo booster as well)

      I'm not saying that the detox boxes don't work but if you want a decent on your going to have to pay upwards 50 bucks.... and you may have a decent system that will work pretty effectivetly...

      also there is also the master clense diet... which is water lemon (squeeze in the water) a table spoon of maple syrup, and a table spoon of cayanne pepper.... 3 times a day, with 8 ounces of water...
      this is a fasting cleanse so you don't eat for 3-5 days depending.... but it doesn't detox... it just makes you poo and starve... but you lose the weight...

      I'd recommend TONS of WATER and GREEN VEGGIES.... stick to that for about 2 weeks (qhich is what a detox program calls for) your clean yourself out and be ready for a great start to a new life... P.S. as an added bonus----- you can take the money that you would have spent and go get yourself a colonic...yum.,

  28. QUESTION:
    FOODs that are good for dieting??? What some foods that are healthy for a weight loss diet?
    That u can stock up at the grocery store. I mean like low calories and all that fun stuff

    • ANSWER:
      To correct the above, nuts are not a good idea when dieting... they're full of fat and carbs. Prepared foods like protein bars are to be approached with caution... read the label. Better to stick with mother nature.

      Vegetables are the best.... you can eat all you want and still lose weight. A diet should not have to make you hungry. Add some fruits and lean meats like fish or chicken breast and you're all set. A little daily exercise accelerates the weight loss.

      I lost 50 pounds in about three months following this simple plan.

  29. QUESTION:
    Healthy food for weight loss?
    Hey everyone! I know it seems like this question has been asked a million times but it's hard to look for a question that asks EXACTLY what I want to know...

    I want to lose some weight. I'm not expecting fast and super-drastic results.. I guess I'd rather start eating healthy and have weight loss as an extra plus.

    SO.. I just want to know what your favorite healthy foods are for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I want to still feel like I had a filling meal... I try to look up healthy food for weightloss and all I see is people saying they eat yogurt for breakfast and lunch and half a sandwhich for dinner. Hahaha. What kind of sandwhiches do you like (for lunch).. what's good cereal that's healthy yet tastes really good.. any recipes.. just curious :) Thanks everyone!

    • ANSWER:
      i answered another question with this but i like these and its pretty good =)

      Cold Chicken Salad:

      1 tsp garlic powder
      1 dash pepper
      1 dash salt
      3 tbsps mayonnaise
      1 tsp olive oil
      1 cup chopped or diced cooked chicken breast
      1 wedge yields lemon juice

      1.Cook chicken breast in non-stick skillet with olive oil until chicken is fully cooked about 3-4 minutes.
      2.Remove chicken from pan and allow to cool.
      3.In a medium bowl add chicken and all other ingredients, mixing well.
      4.Refrigerate until cold enough to eat.

      Italian Panini:

      2 slices chicken (sandwich meat)
      2 slices turkey
      uncooked spinach (as much as you want)
      pepper
      1 tsp olive oil
      2 medium slices tomato
      1 slice mozzarella
      2 slices cucumber or feta
      2 medium slices, Italian bread

      1.Assemble meats and toppings on favorite bread.
      2.Brush one side with olive oil and place on heated panini grill.
      3.Brush top side with oil and close the press. Cook till the cheese is melted.

      Grilled Stuffed Zucchini:

      1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
      salt
      pepper
      1 tbsp fresh mint, minced (optional)
      4 tsps olive oil
      1/4 tsp minced garlic
      2 tbsps chopped red onion (optional)
      4 medium zucchini
      1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
      1/2 cup shredded nonfat mozzarella cheese

      1.Cut zucchinis in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp, leaving a 1/4" shells.
      2.Brush with 2 teaspoons oil; set aside. Chop pulp.
      3.In a large skillet, sauté pulp and onion in remaining oil.
      4.Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add bread crumbs; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until golden brown.
      5.Remove from the heat. Stir in the mozzarella cheese, mint and salt.
      6.Spoon into zucchini shells. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
      7.Grill covered, over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until zucchini is tender.
      8.Note: you can also make them in the oven.

      Zucchini and Egg Bake:

      1/2 cup buttermilk, low fat
      3/4 cup egg beaters
      1 tsp italian seasoning
      1 tsp garlic pepper
      1 dash pepper
      1 dash salt
      1/4 tsp hot sauce
      2 cloves garlic, chopped
      1 medium onion, chopped
      2 medium zucchini, grated

      1.Set oven to 350 °F (175 °C). Spray a 8 x 8" casserole dish with cooking spray.
      2.In a large saucepan sprayed with cooking spray, sauté zucchini, onion, garlic, and dry seasonings until tender, approximately 8-10 minutes. Take off heat and let cool.
      3.In a bowl, combine eggs, milk, and hot sauce - mix well.
      4.Add egg mixture to zucchini. Mix and pour into casserole dish. Bake for 35-40 minutes until eggs are puffy and set.

  30. QUESTION:
    Good Weight loss Foods? Fast and Easy to make a must.?
    I have decided to try to lose a few pounds but have no clue what I should be eating. I hate to and therefore never cook. I eat hot pockets for lunch and Mcdonald's for dinner usually. So I need good fod ideas for my new weight loss plan. But it has to be fast easy stuff. Like Natural foods (besides all the fruits and veggies) and wrap ideas and what kind of wraps I should use. And if there are any processed foods that are less than terrible for me. And just for the record I am not a big chicken fan. Except for processes chicken slices which I am sure are not healthy :o ) Any other tips you have are welcome. I really want to succeed this time. Excerise ideas would be welcome too as I plan to start one of those as well. I understand I need both healthy food and excersise to lose the weight and keep it off. That is why it is so important to me to make it as easy to fit into my lifestyle. So i'll stick with it, so any loss will be for life.

    • ANSWER:
      I think that this is a battle you will face for a lifetime unless you decide to change your lifestyle. Hot pockets and McDonalds are not good food choices. You have to prepare your foods.

      Simply eating fruits and veggies everyday require some thought. Go to http://www.mypyramid.gov and find out what you should be eating everyday. How you choose to prepare those foods is your choice- simple cooking techniques are easy to learn - and a salad with no-low cal dressing, a piece of fruit, and a container of yogurt, is as simple as anything to fix for lunch. Learning to eat fish is a lifeline to maintain weight loss.

      Make sure you buy at least 3 servings EACH of fruit and vegetables for each day. No cooking involved!! I make sure I buy 21 pieces/servings of fruit every week.

  31. QUESTION:
    What are foods with a good amount of calories but also healthy and good for weight loss?
    I just have a hard time getting over 1200 calories being a recovering anorexic and i only want to eat healthy. so a bunch of foods would be helpful =) oh and i'm a 15 year old guy so yeah i can't go buy a bunch of stuff
    i do exercise...a lot

    • ANSWER:
      Raw nuts are a great source of calories, protein, unsaturated fats, and fiber. All good for you.
      Avocados are a number one food for lots of reasons.
      Dried pears, apricots, and plums are good sources of protein and fiber for the sweet tooth.
      Raisins have too much sugar though.
      An apple a day is worth its weight in gold.
      A turkey, chicken, or lean beef sandwich on whole wheat with avocado is a superior well rounded healthy meal.
      Black beans and rice are a very complete food.
      Good luck.

  32. QUESTION:
    What are your weight loss secrets? I want to lose weight in a natural way, with healthy foods and exercise.?
    I would greatly appreciate your comments and advice as everything will be of great benefit to me. thanks so much

    • ANSWER:
      1. Eat about 6 small complete meals throughout the day (fish, almonds, walnuts, and lean proteins in general, plenty of raw fruits and vegetables, and complex multigrain carbohydrates) spaced out about every 2-3 hours. Consume between 1500-2500 calories a day.
      2. Do NOT starve yourself, do NOT binge eat.
      3. Be as active as you can; nothing to do for 10 minutes? Knock out 10 push-ups.
      4. Eat some spicy foods; take a decent amount of vitamin C, and drink between a half-gallon and a whole gallon of WATER a day. Avoid anything deep-fried, white bread, sprinkles, and any refined sugar.
      5. No more soda. Ever.
      6. If you do drink coffee, drink it black.
      7. Do at least 35 minutes of cardio straight at least once a day, at least three times a week, more if you are not trying to put on muscle.
      8. Do a large amount of full body exercises whenever possible (Jumping Jacks, Pull-ups, Chin ups, dips, squats, hanging leg raises, hanging knee raises, back raises, glute ham raises, burpees)
      9. Get at least 6 hours of sleep a night, but no more then 9.
      10. Here is the most important part: STICK TO IT!

      You can feel free to email me with any questions or comments.

  33. QUESTION:
    Foods that are healthy for weight loss but help you stay fuller longer?
    I am a nursing student at my local university and I am seriously only in class, clinical, and or studying. I need to change my eating habits, but I don’t know what foods I can eat that would keep me fuller longer PLUS help me to lose weight. My fiancée` graduates from military training in October so I want to be more in shape when he sees me. Any suggestions?? Also please do not say salad because I am not a salad girl at all. I want to be alert in class, healthy, refreshed and I need a good nutritional diet but I don’t know where to exactly start.
    When I said I’m not a salad girl, I mean I will not only eat salads. I love fruits & veggies just not salads for lunch and dinner. A lot of people associate salads with weight loss and the ONLY healthy thing out there. I need suggestions that would help me stay fuller longer and well as promoting a good body weight (staying in shape or promotion for a healthier body)

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    Healthy foods to eat? For weight loss?
    What foods should i restrict myself of and what foods to eat more of? thank you!!

    • ANSWER:
      stick with good carbs (whole wheat, bran muffins, etc) even some white carbs is ok like french bread just don't eat so much. Up your protein. No fried foods or candy or junk food. Eat more fruits, yogurt. Avoid soda.

  35. QUESTION:
    Healthier foods for weight loss ?
    I am trying to lose weight. At first I was just told to exercise and decrease calorie intake WHICH I DID..Now I'm being told that if I don't cut out junk food like sunchips, subs, hot dogs, fries and etc..I won't see results at all..So I was thinking if I just ate a lot of fruit mainly grapes and bananas along with a sub would that be a start ?
    Should I just try a fruit diet ?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you're doing fine. Losing weight is a slow process and you can get easily discouraged. Keep it up. You will see results and you'll feel better too. Do cut down on the junk food though. If you are going to have some though, once a week and as a reward for a good training session (weight training perhaps). And maximize good foods. So if it's hot dogs you like, buy whole wheat buns, turkey dogs and use mustard and veg to fill (tomato and cucumber as an example). If you keep that kind of habit up, you'll eventually wonder how you ever ate regular hot dogs in the first place.
      (Fruit is good! Good! Good! Good! And vegetables!!!)

  36. QUESTION:
    What are good weight loss foods for prom? (this has to be safe, not starvation diets!!!)?
    My aunt got me a surprise prom dress, but it is about an inch to small. I have been running extra and eating insanely healthy for about two months, but nothing is budging!!! What are some "magic" foods that you can eat all the time in order to easily lose weight? (this is in addition to my regular exercise routine)

    • ANSWER:
      Well, not too long agoYahoo! had a list of foods that were able to slow fat cells and help you lose weight. Such as
      *Tea
      *Citrus Fruits
      *Cantaloupe
      *Red Peppers
      *Bananas
      *Oatmeal
      *Blueberry
      *Dark Chocolate
      *Also if you eat alot of Celery

      They all have some kind of healthy ,but weightloss ingredients in them.

  37. QUESTION:
    Weight-loss foods? Help me?
    I'm 14 and a size 11. I'd like to lose some weight in my stomach area. I know that's not possible, because it's targeted weight-loss. I walk about a mile, at least, a day. My only huge drawback is my dad buys all the unhealthy food you could think of. Pies, cake, cookies, brownies, all that. What are some healthy foods I can add to the grocery list? Breakfasts, lunches and dinner foods.. some snack foods, and even low-fat baked goods mix if that exists.
    Thanks a lot! :D

    • ANSWER:
      fruits and veggies. all the healty stuff is on the outside edges of the store. its not found in the rows! if ur eating junk food and u dont want to eat anymore..give it to dad or cover it in salt..yuck! u can also look up healty ways to make the junk food he likes. i eat everything sugar free and u cant taste the diffrence!

      u can safly loose 2 to 3 lbs a week like i did. it took me 9 months to lose 90 lbs. everyday is filled the choices..keep making the right ones and ur weight will fly off. jus breathing and relaxing u burn somthing like 1400 so jus make sure that ur burning more then ur consuming.

      u can check out youtube for free vidioes too. i do hip hop abs with shaun t and super abs with billy blanks! i am now learning to belly dance..all cuz of the free vidoes there. i look so good i git hit on by guys 1/2 my age!

      what else helped me was when i put up a calender and i marked off what i did on each day and i felt better with th most days marked, and it was in my livingroom right where i see it all the time! good luck.

      work out everyday..alteast cardio. and push urself harder. i too was at a plautue then i relized i was doing "light" weights..when i wanted to have my muscle burn my fat!

      another tip is to git like 3 lunch bags (the cooler type) and make up all the food that u will eat for the day and put it in 1, making 3 bags at a time will help on days when u dont feel like the hassle u can grab one and go. it works for me, i fill mine with 100 calorie pack of chips, gum, fruit and a few powers to add to my drinks. i freeze 3 water bottle and not only can i drink them but they keep my food cold!

      and what is ur calorie intake? are u maxing out everyday? i found for me that staying under 1000 worked better for me! join sparkpeople.com that is an awsome site. u can download a diet plan and a workout plan. plus there is tons of info and tips!

  38. QUESTION:
    What are the healthiest foods to eat to help with weight loss?
    I am on a low carb diet and getting tired of it because it's not very flexible. What kinds of carbs and any other foods can I eat that will help with weight loss?

    • ANSWER:
      The worst thing you can eat is' too much'!

  39. QUESTION:
    Does eating broccoli & fish & mushrooms sound like a healthy weight loss meal for lunch?
    Does eating broccoli & fish & mushrooms sound like a healthy weight loss meal for lunch?
    I read somewhere that broccoli makes your stomach bloat? Is that just temporary or does it not help me in getting a flat stomach?

    I do yoga regularly on top of watching my diet. It's just that there's only crap food around my office area so I think it's time to cook at home and microwave at work.

    • ANSWER:
      Broccoli is good for your health, but it does make your stomach bloat. You can eat salad instead of broccoli if it bothers you about the bloat. If it does not, it is just temporary

  40. QUESTION:
    I need a HEALTHY weight loss plan!?
    im looking online for a healthy weight loss plan (eg) food guides calories counter or trackers that can be found as printouts on line to help with my weight loss plan.. where can i find them?

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    i tried this before and got moronic answers so let me be clear im NOT looking for a EASY way out of losing weight thats why it says HEALTHY in the title and im NOT interested in supplements just what i asked above.

    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sure you are aware of what your target weight should be for your height and age. I don't know what the calculation is, but you should easily be able to find the formula to give you the number of calories you should eat every day. Then go to a free website like fitday.com or sparkpeople.com where you can put in your daily food and it will tell you how many calories, vitamins, etc. you have eaten. The sparkpeople website is a great one to give you hints and and idea of how to eat healthy.

  41. QUESTION:
    Is this healthy weight loss?
    Ok, I'm losing weight but im not sure if it's healthy or not. For ten days I traveled somewhere and I was walking a lot, probably the most I have been in my entire life but the food I ate wasn't exactly the healthiest food in the world. When I came home, I saw that I lost a pound. It's been a couple of days and I'm still losing weight. After 3 days, i lost 2.5 pounds. I'm still losing 0.7 pounds a day, which would be 4.9 pounds for a week. Aren't you supposed to lose only 1 or 2 pounds a week to be healthy weight loss? Or is it because of the muscles I gained that's making me lose weight?
    Diet-wise, I'm eating healthier food but not really exercising. Thanks for any answers.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey! (:
      When you're first losing weight, the pounds will start coming off pretty quickly but in a bit you'll start losing an average of 2lb a week.

      Hope I helped! Good luck!!! (=

  42. QUESTION:
    What diet foods can you eat that improve weight loss and still keep you healthy?

    • ANSWER:
      i can suggest u some tips for a healthy life style.

      Below are the few Quick Steps towards a Healthier Diet.
      1)The very first thing u should keep in your mind and that is the extra weight u put on didn’t come in overnight so it is not possible and also unrealistic to take it off quickly. You have to show patience.
      2)The 2nd important thing is that your body weight is controlled by the number of calories you eat and the number of calories you use each day. So, if you consume fewer calories than you burn, you will lose weight. You can do this by becoming more physically active or by eating less.
      3)The 3rd important thing is never skip ur meal or go to a crash diet. Don’t ever try to starve urself. It is very important to understand that when you skip a meal or go on a crash diet, the result is that it slows your metabolism to conserve your energy. And when you lose weight too quickly for a few days, your body thinks it is threatened with starvation and goes into survival mode. It fights to conserve your fat stores. There fore keep in mind never try to skip ur meal, especially breakfast and always try to take food on time
      4)Before starting any type of diet, weight yourself and note ur whole body measurement in a dairy. Then after every week weigh your self again and compare with earlier measurements and see how much weight u r losing. Record a goal that you can reach in one month that is 4 to 8 pounds less than you weigh now. Set a goal you know you can achieve.

      Now some tips how to set ur deit plan.
      5)Start taking your food with out any oil. Try to use boiled/steamed vegetables, meat, and lot of salad. U can eat fruits too and boiled/steamed chicken or red meat too but no pork. Please note and put it in ur mind that nothing fried or oily.
      6)Try to chew ur every food for atleast 20 times. And then swallow it into ur stomach.
      7)No Potato Please. It is strictly forbidden during this diet
      8)No Junk Food Please.
      9)Drink at least 3 ltr of water daily. Make ur habit to drink water as much as u can. Rather take a bottle of water with you all the time, when you feel starving, drink it as much as u can.
      10)Make you habit to use brown bread.
      11)use skimmed and low fat milk and yogurt
      12)Sugar is strictly forbidden in this diet plan.
      13)First try to avoid any type of soft drink but if u really wants to taste some thing sweet then drink any soft drink (but not cola), but just one glass once in a week.
      14)Eat at least once in a day a vegetable soap or Thai soup ( as ur dinner or lunch), as much as u can but no corn flour in it.
      15)Just look at your food portion. It is much better to eat several small meals a day (like 5-6 healthy meals a day) than eat either one or two or three huge meal a day.
      16)if u feel hungry then divide ur diet into 5-6 healthy meals a day (1 plate size only)
      17)one bowl of oatmeal can be taken as a break fast
      18)No hard drink of any type is allowed in this diet.
      19)Smoking strictly forbidden in this diet
      20)Watch out ur every drink and every single piece of ur food. Stay away from fatty foods, junk foods, synthetic foods, foods with preservatives and too much carbohydrate. Don’t try to take foods that are made of white flour for example white bread, cakes, pasta etc and food contain sugar such as cookies, ice cream, candy etc.
      21)Remember after every 15 days you can take once in a while with a little treat any thing u like. But remember just a small portion. For example one small personal pizza or one small burger or small pastry.
      22)Try to adopt some healthy timing. Early to rise and early to bed. No late sittings.
      23)People usually want Quick and Easy result, we all are impatient. You have to be patient in terms of your weight loss and never give up. Always keep in mind that slow and steady win the race.
      24)At least take this diet for 3 to 6 months and when u feel that u have achieved your desired weight then make this is as a Life Style change for you entire life. Remember do not focus on just losing weight; try to concentrate on diet plan forever so that you will never have to loose weight again. But occasionally u can take other junk food too.
      25) You have to keep in mind that above plan is a not a quick thin program. Don’t try to deceive ur body. It will destroy your metabolism and in the future the proportion of gaining weight is much higher and easier than today.
      26)Never ever go for any type of Diet pills or any drug which claim that it will reduce the weight quickly. Taking Diet pills will kill.
      27)Exercise: Rule-of -Thumb: remember the formula for weight loss and that is Diet= 70% Exercise= 30%. So remember exercise is must with every diet plan. Start your exercising slowly and gradually increase the intensity. Trying too hard at first can lead to injury. The best indoor exercise machine is tread mill. Run on tread mill for at least 30 mnts daily. Try to extend ur period for one hour. And if you don’t have this facility then best indoor Exercise is skipping.

  43. QUESTION:
    Weight Loss.... Healthy Eating and Excercise Tips PLEASE :) ?
    Hi, I'm wanting to loose one stone (14 lbs)
    I currently weigh 9st 9lbs
    I'm not overweight - I'm 5'5 and my BMI is healthy at 22.5 and UK Size 10.
    However, i would like to loose atleast one stone and my desired weight would be 8st 8lb.
    I'd like to loose weight in a healthy way by eating healhty foods (no faddy diets) and excercise.
    If anyone has any tips on good, healthy foods that boost the metabolism or that are just generally good for weight loss that would be great!
    Also, i'm interested in hearing about any excercise that anybody does and finds fun :)
    thankyou x

    • ANSWER:
      First check out what is your blood group and what diet is good for your health .

      Basically there are 3 types of Diet

      + ----- HIGHLY BENEFICIAL, FOOD ACTS LIKE MEDICINE
      O ----- NEUTRAL FOOD
      X ----- AVOID, FOOD ACTS LIKE A POISON

      First check out what diet helps lose or gain weight and what diet is really good to be healthy based on your blood group .

      -Blood group O is for Old.- Type O.

      http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
      Sweetcorn
      Kidney beans
      Cabbage
      Brussel sprout
      Cauliflower

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
      Liv 52
      Sea food
      Iodized salt
      Liver
      Red meat
      Spinach
      Broccoli

      -Blood group A is for Agrarian.-__ Type A.

      http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
      Meat
      Dairy foods
      Kidney beans
      Lima beans
      Wheat

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
      Liv 52
      Vegetable oils
      Soya foods
      Vegetables
      Pineapple

      -Blood group B is for Balance.-__ Type B.

      http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
      Lentils
      Sweetcorn
      Peanuts
      Sesame seeds
      Buckwheat
      Wheat

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
      Liv 52
      Green vege
      Meat
      Lamb Liver
      Eggs

      __ Blood group Type AB.

      http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
      Red meat
      Kidney beans
      Seeds
      Sweetcorn
      Buckwheat

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
      Liv 52
      Tofu
      Seafood
      Green vege
      Dairy products
      Alkaline fruits
      Pineapples

  44. QUESTION:
    i have an under active thyroid. what foods do you recomend for weight loss and energy as i have a physical job
    i`m 16stone,13pounds. 6ft tall. what is considered healthy weight loss over a week. i will be exercising 4 times a week.

    • ANSWER:
      if you start exercising, your thyroid will begin to work properly, increasing your metabolism

  45. QUESTION:
    weight loss be stuck i think im doing the right things, sports, healthy foods and all that.?
    so i'm not really fat i have a bmi of 20, i do lists of sports and try to eat healthy. i want to burn fat i eat less food then most i do more sports then most teenagers. i need advise on how to lose weight without my pearents notesing. if anyone has any advise please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      You shouldn't lose any weight because you are already thin.

  46. QUESTION:
    What are some good things to do that guarentee healthy weight loss? (like cutting sugar out from diet?)?
    If you cut all sugar, processed foods and bread, drinks roughly 8 glasses of water daily, rarely have meat (except lean medium rare steak occasionally) and dinner which mainly consists of vegetables, could you lose weight? What are some important things to do?

    • ANSWER:
      The only TRUE way to loose weight is the same thing doctors have been preaching for decades and it's free. You have to burn more calories than you take in. In short:

      EXERCISE!

  47. QUESTION:
    Can frozen yogurt be used for weight loss, if not what are some healthy but sweet foods?

    • ANSWER:
      I buy the onsale bannanas. Then I let them ripen. Then I freeze them. Then I put as many as possible in the blender with chocolate soy milk and peanut butter. I buy the natural peanut butter so that I can drain the oil off the top. If you are looking to lower the calories try puting half water and half chocolate soy milk in with the frozen bananas.
      mmmm delicious

  48. QUESTION:
    what are the best healthy protein foods to eat ..for weight loss?

    • ANSWER:
      Egg Whites
      Cottage Cheese
      Chicken
      Turkey
      Salmon (healthy fats & protein)
      Skim Milk
      Natural Peanut Butter

  49. QUESTION:
    Is doing the opposite of weight loss advice healthy for skinny people to gain weight?
    I'm a skinny guy (im 17, 130 pounds), but pretty athletic. If I want bigger arms & calfs, in general want to gain more weight. If I follow the opposite of weight loss advice, such as not exercising and eating foods like cake/donuts, (along with obviously protein shakes, will I gain muscle mass?

    Another thing I want to ask is if "high protein" but low calorie whey protein drinks (this thing called Orgaino is healthy for me.

    • ANSWER:
      If you want to gain muscle mass, you're going to have to start hoisting metal- lots of it! Those muscle gain powder mixes will help, but read the caloric info on the back- lots of them have tons of fat and sugar. May I suggest eating natural proteins (lean cuts of beef, chicken and fish) along with a balanced health diet of fresh fruits, veggies, and non-white 100% whole wheat carbs.

  50. QUESTION:
    help on proper weight loss?
    a friend of mine realy wants to lose weight but i don't think she is capable of figuring out how to and sticking with it so i said i would help her, though i am pretty clueless on the subject aswell. i am doing some research online and i think i'm almost ready to put together a schedule/diet plan for her. i just want to make sure that she is properly losing weight and that this does not have large negative effects on her health but weight loss is achieved at a decent pace. i am trying to get information on the matter from multiple sources such as my teachers, internet, and people who have been successful in weight loss. i know that everbody is different and that something that works for one person may not work for another. my friend (17) is overweight with high blood pressure and asthma. i want to make sure that i am considering everything i should be before i suggest something for her. so onto the question: what should i be considering to get her into a routine that will help her lose weight and be healthy. some things that i would like you to include is maybe good exercises for losing weight, what foods are good to eat to lose weight and how often to eat a day, nutrients needed to stay healthy while losing weight, sites/places with helpful information on the subject such as nutrient dense foods, healthy weight loss, etc. thank you.

    • ANSWER:


Healthy Weight Loss For Permanent Change

Healthy weight loss is a gradual process. Do not expect it to be a walk in the park, whether you aim to simply drop a dress size, or one hundred pounds, it will take drastic changes in your lifestyle and a high level of commitment. Healthy weight loss is the single best way to lose weight. It is safe, natural, and permanent weight loss.

Often when a person loses weight quickly they aren't actually losing fat but rather water and muscle from their body instead. With any healthy weight loss plans a person should be aiming to lose around 1 to 2 pounds of weight each week.

Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy weight loss is more of a lifestyle choice than a simple diet. Living a healthy lifestyle can be simple and easy to do, through a variety of ideas, tips and resources and by focusing on the things people who manage to lose weight and keep it off have in common. But at the end of the day, healthy weight loss is, and will always be first and foremost, about : eating right, exercising, and having a lifestyle, which promotes good health and nutrition.

Healthy Foods

How much money, time and energy have you wasted on ridiculous diets, diet programs, diet products that all claim to be diets that work,only to find that years down the track you still aren't the Slenderella they promised you, you'd be.
Motivated and successful individuals that have succeeded in achieving their ideal weight know that fad diets and "magic silver bullet solutions" simply do not work, and only make your wallet lighter.

You need to have the information about which diets are effective, how often you should be visiting your gym and what exercises you should be performing to accomplish what you are striving for. By understanding healthy foods, they have the foundations to build on and protect their health throughout their lives, without the need to resort to crash diets.

Exercises

Losing weight, if we are talking about healthy weight loss, is a way towards having a better functional, stronger body, not just because of the actual loss of those extra pounds, but also because it gets our bodies used to keeping to a healthy diet and a regime of fitness exercises.

Add just a fewexercises at first, focusing on basic compound movements andpush/pull exercises in whichyou move more than one joint, with one to two sets each of eight to 12 repetitions.

If your exercise routine is in need of a jump start, or if you find yourself not making the progress that you want to, try adding some resistance training exercises into your routine. However, generally the large muscles of the lower body are trained before the smaller muscles of the upper body, because these exercises require more mental and physical energy.

<b>Conclusion</b>

Healthy weight loss is about eating sensibly and healthily, helping you feel good inside and out. Healthy weight loss is about energising yourself, and equipping you to maintain a healthy weight not just for a month of two, but for years and years.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How does healthy weight loss stay permanent?
    I always hear that if you diet wrong, you're gonna easily gain the weight back. but if you diet healthy your weight would stay permanent. Can you expound on this a little bit further to me and tell how does it actually work.

    In my opinion honestly, it is sort of true because, I've dieted healthy and lost 5 kgs in about 6 and a half weeks, until I relapsed and spent 4 weeks of pure binging! and lately I've only gained half a kilo. and nothing in my appearance seems to have changed. Seriously I'm talking excessive junk food everyday, soft drinks for the most part, and very little healthy stuff.. so yea... (Not that I wanna gain weight, but I'm trying to get back on my diet again soon)

    • ANSWER:
      What people often do not think of is the time it took them to gain weight - it doesn't happen overnight. Just like losing weight, gaining weight is the result of actions over TIME.

      Weight loss that is the result of changing your habits permanently - like eating proper portions of healthier foods, limiting "empty" (low-nutrition) foods, and increasing daily activity - is far more likely to be sustained. "Crash" or starvation diets will cause short term weight loss that will be recouped by your body as soon as you go back to your normal patterns of eating

      The key to weight loss is to find a new "normal". :-)

      If it's "normal" for you to eat an entire bag of potato chips in one sitting, finding a new "normal" means eating one serving (about 15 chips!) and being satisfied with that and stopping.

      If it's "normal" for you to eat a super-sized, double cheeseburger, a large order of fries, and a coke that's bigger than your head for lunch, finding a new "normal" might mean ordering a child size hamburger, a salad, a small order of fries, and drinking iced-tea, water, or a diet soft drink.

      If it's "normal" for you to order a huge entree in a restaurant and eat until your plate is clean and you are stuffed, finding a new "normal" might mean ordering an appetizer and a side salad, or taking half of your entree home to eat for lunch the next day.

      If it's "normal" for you to sit at a desk all day at work (or school), then sit in front of the TV at night, finding a new "normal" might mean getting up off the couch and taking a brisk 30 min walk in the evening.

      See my point? If you truly want to maintain weight loss, you MUST change your eating habits and adopt a new and healthier "normal".

      Studies show that over 90% of people who lose weight fail to keep that weight off for over a year. That's because we focus on the short term (I want to lose weight RIGHT NOW) instead of looking at what we want long term - sustained weight loss and healthier habits.

      Keep up your current habits and eventually, all your hard work will be for naught. Most likely, you set yourself up for a binge fest by depriving yourself for 6 weeks to lose the 5 kilos. Try again, and this time give yourself a realistic goal - eat healthy 80% of the time and allow yourself some "goodies" the rest of the time, but in moderation!

      Hope this helps. Good luck!

  2. QUESTION:
    Have you considered Gastric Bypass Surgery for weight loss? Here's some tips!?
    Gastric bypass: Is this weight-loss surgery for you?
    Are you a candidate for gastric bypass surgery? Find out what to expect and the benefits and risks involved.
    It's always best to lose weight through a healthy diet and regular physical activity. But if you're among those who have tried and can't lose the excess weight that's causing your health problems, weight-loss (bariatric) surgery may be an option.
    Gastric bypass, which changes the anatomy of your digestive system to limit the amount of food you can eat and digest, is the favored bariatric surgery in the United States. Most surgeons prefer this procedure because it's safer and has fewer complications than other available weight-loss surgeries. It can provide long-term, consistent weight loss if accompanied with ongoing behavior changes.
    Gastric bypass isn't for everyone with obesity, however. It's a major procedure that poses significant risks and side effects and requires permanent changes in your lifestyle.
    Who is gastric bypass surgery for?
    Generally, gastric bypass surgery is reserved for people who are unable to achieve or maintain a healthy weight through diet and exercise, are severely overweight, and who have health problems as a result. Gastric bypass may be considered if:
    ·Your body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher (extreme obesity).
    ·Your BMI is 35 to 39.9 (obesity), and you have a serious weight-related health problems such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
    Gastric bypass surgery doesn't replace the need for following a healthy diet and regular physical activity program. In fact, the success of the surgery depends in part on your commitment to following the guidelines given to you about diet and exercise. As you consider weight-loss surgery, make sure that you make every effort to exercise, change your eating habits and adjust any other lifestyle factors that have contributed to your excess weight
    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gastric-bypass/HQ01465
    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gastric-bypass-diet/WT00007
    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gastric-bypass-surgery/AN01378
    I had gastric bypass surgery in April 2005. I started out at 268, now I’m 180 and holding, after 1 year and 7 months. These links will help you in many ways to make a decision if this is for you or not. I vote yes, because it made such a difference in my life. I was taking 8 pills a day, and after my surgery, I lost my diabetes. The way they do the surgery, takes your diabetes away. I no longer have to take glucophage, and I no longer have high Cholesterol or high blood pressure. I’m down to 2 pills a day. I went from a size 26-28 to a 16-18.
    Most people struggle with paying for the surgery. Go to this site, it is a great support system for you, because it’s only people who have had gastric bypass. Every insurance program has been rated, and you’ll get tips on how to deal with your insurance company, as well as, surgery tips, food tips, and just support. http://www.obesityhelp.com/
    There is a very good web site by a guy named Basil White. He’s a govt. worker and a comedian. He walks you through everything. Very interesting. He had the surgery and did well.
    http://www.basilwhite.com/gastric/
    Some other helpful links…
    http://dir.yahoo.com/Health/Diseases_and_Conditions/Obesity/Gastric_Bypass_Surgery/

    http://www.stapleclub.com/general_info.htm
    http://www.locateadoc.com/articles.cfm/1454/1337
    http://www.dhmc.org/webpage.cfm?site_id=2&org_id=28&morg_id=0&sec_id=0&gsec_id=35507&item_id=35508
    http://www.mygastricbypass.com/
    http://www.gwdocs.com/health/eHA-eHA_Content_C-Generic_Content_Page_Template_1131123706877.html
    Good luck with your surgery and new life!
    What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      My Dr. and I just discusses this last week. Not all people who go through that are going through it due to being lazy. I have limited things i can do as of exercise as i was a passenger in a car accident that almost broke my neck. My feet are bad and i can't walk much or use a tread mill.

      Dr. talked about this due to trying to help me lower my blood pressure, diabetes, high cholestrol, ect.

      I will review all the info here and all the sites you listed and talk to my Dr. again. Thank you Ziggy for your information.

  3. QUESTION:
    Advice on dieting and losing weight? I have always been chubby.?
    OK, I am 22 years old, Im a size 16, i am five four,, and I weigh 200 lbs. I want to lose eighty lbs. I have went on Atkins before and i was very successful, I lost 40 lbs in a month (then i gained it back when I went off it). This is the thing, the biggest thing on me is my stomach. I have always been muscular all over but my belly is not proportional to the rest of me. People come up to me on a regular basis and ask me if I am pregnant or how far along I am. (they ask me this seriously). I have always been a little bit chubby and in the past four years I've put on a extra twenty lbs, and now I am a whopping 200 lbs. I live on a 3rd floor apartment and by the time i get up the stairs to my apartment I am trying to catch my breath. I am way too young to be feeling this way and I know I need to lose the weight.

    I know that permanent weight loss has to do w/real change, change you can actually do, like no crazy starvation diets or anything like that. Here is what I know about weight loss:

    Stop eating at 7 or 8 pm.
    Drink water.
    Exercise half an hour a day. (?)
    Cut out fried foods/salty foods/sweets
    Eat slowly and drink lots of water in between bites.

    thats pretty much what i know. there are all kinds of horrible diseases that run in my family, like diabetes, colon cancer, high blood pressure, etc, and I want to avoid them, and I know I'll be more successful in doing that if I just lose this extra weight. the weight im supposed to be for my age and heighth, is 140 lbs. i just want to be healthy, really. I want to be able to take a run and not fall out on the ground gasping. I also feel like guys dont look at me b/c I am fat, b/c of my gut. Its like whatever I eat seems to go right to my gut. I also have extremely large breasts, a big butt, and I could lose some off my inner thighs. Most people only guess that i weigh around 160, but I really want to lose this weight.

    So my question, what is a good way to go to lose weight? I was thinking about eating only salad, grilled chicken,and vegtables and fruits. Honestly Ive always had a distorted image of what food should be. I started binging a few years ago and Ive never stopped, like i will go into the kitchen and eat and eat and eat. I dont throw it up, but I am definitely not hungry while I am having this eating fests. I have an oral fixation, its like i always have to have something in my mouth or something to drink or chew, like gum or candy.

    I really thought that by age 22 Id have lost this baby weight. I appreciate any advice you all have for me.

    and one more thing, I feel like i gained the last twenty lbs of this weight by eating fast food all the time. ive been w/my boyfriend four years and he goes out to eat 3 times a day everyday. Now we hardly ever go out to eat, we eat in all the time, a lot of Stoffers Lasagna dinners, chicken wings, pizza, browinies, soda, hamburgers and hot dogs. I know this diet is terrible and obiviously not working.

    Is it unrealistic to make a goal to lose 100 lbs? for my heighth? I am 5 4.

    • ANSWER:
      One thing you mentioned is that you feel like you always have to be either eating or drinking something. You obviously have to eat, but when you're not having a meal, why not try drinking more water? Maybe you can keep a water bottle with you at all times, so when you're feeling hungry and you know you're going to be having breakfast, lunch, or dinner soon, you can fill up on water and save the calories you would have eaten. If you don't like the taste of water, try flavored water or vitamin water, or you can put a lemon or lime with it to give it flavor.

      The stairs leading to your apartment can actually help you lose weight without making you go to the gym, if you think about it. You can try walking up and down those stairs for a few times a week outside of when you actually need to use them to begin with, and gradually increase the number to every day. When you feel comfortable enough (and this may not be for a while, but when it does happen, you'll be proud of yourself), you can start running up and down the stairs every day.

      Another thing you can do is try to walk more when you can. Park farther away from stores in the parking lot so you'll have to walk a greater distance, and walk whenever an errand is fewer than one mile away from your apartment if possible. Whenever you're bored and want to eat food, take a walk around the block to erase your boredom, or even walk around your apartment.

      As for when you eat and you're not hungry, put a post-it note on your refrigerator saying something like, "Are you sure you're hungry?" That will get you to think twice before you open it up and eat.

      Also, write down everything you eat. That way, you know exactly what you're eating -- and how much of it -- and you'll know what you need to cut down. You should also write down when you excercise and how much.

      Another thing you can do is join an exercise class at a gym. Do something that sounds interesting to you, and stick with it -- don't just do something that sounds like it will help you lose weight, do something that sounds like fun. Getting your boyfriend to do the class with you might benefit you both: it'll give you the support you need to know you're not doing it alone, and it might help him get into shape if he's out of shape.

      If you're low on money and aren't sure you can afford to join a class, maybe you can buy some exercise DVDs and exercise with them at home. They may feel corny at first, and you may feel like you look rediculous doing the exercises, but they can actually really help.

      One obvious thing you need to do: start eating healthy. It's good that you and your boyfriend have started eating at home again, but you need to really think about what you're eating. Make a conscious effort to buy healthier food at the grocery store, and make a list beforehand and stick to it so you don't end up buying unhealthy foods.

      While I do think it would be good for you to lose weight, I don't think you need to lose 100 pounds. I think 60-75 pounds would be a more realistic goal, but you can figure it out as you go along. Instead of thinking to yourself that you have to lose 60 pounds, it might be easier to make smaller goals on the way. For example, make a goal to lose ten pounds first, and once you lose that, you can go from there. Reward yourself after your small goals to motivate yourself, and once you feel you're at a good weight for yourself, you can give yourself an even bigger reward!

      I hope this helps, and good luck with your weight loss :)

  4. QUESTION:
    I need weight loss help-goes with my will power!?
    I need to loose at the min. 88 pounds! My problem is I have a huge lack of will power! I am currently 223 and like I said I want to go to at least 135. I hear the loosing a healthy amount of weight means not loosing to much more then 2 pounds a week. Is this true? What are some at home routines, what foods and or supplements can I take and or eat and how often to help in this whole process? I want to loose the weight for good. I want to become health and good looking and what ever you name it! (I want to be able to wear an itsy bitsy bikini and clothes and know I look damn hot!) Please help! Any web sites and detailed "things" are welcome! Anything! Please! I am desperate to know I look good and feel good again! Also what can I do to strengthen my will power! Also if any one is interested in starting an online diet and fitness community with me please message me @ JessicaGardiner@ymail.com, I want to make this a permanent life style change and am curious if any one else does either . . .

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  5. QUESTION:
    Can someone help me do this (WEIGHT LOSS help)?
    I want to lose 10 lbs fairly quickly (like in a month with lotsa exercise and eating healthy). Like running, pilates etc.

    Then I want to lose 5 lbs slowly (trickle off) as I adjust and change my lifestyle for permanent changes. Like walking, yoga etc.

    Is this a good way to lose weight? Can you help me lose the first 10 lbs? I eat about 1500-1800 calories a day and burn about 400. I am not losing a lb! (But I do eat lots of fruits which have sugar, and PB and nuts which have fat).

    Thnx!

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  6. QUESTION:
    My weight loss from 250 to 193 to...?
    I am 21 and I am around 6' 1''-6' 2''. Last February, I weighed myself and was shocked to see 250 lbs. Since I am tall, I could kind of cover it up well when I wear the right clothing, but I still hated who I saw in the mirror, and I wasn't eating healthy or exercising right (I decided to just eat and do whatever I pleased). I made some permanent life changes. I eat much better, and I exercise much more. As of last week, I weighed in at 193 lbs. and I look much better, but I still have work to do.

    Here is my question: I would ideally like to weigh around 170 lbs. I know this part of the loss (23 lbs.)will be harder than the initial loss of 57 lbs., but what do you think?

    My average diet is

    breakfast: piece of fruit, hardboiled egg, reduced blueberry muffin (I know it still has lots of calories, but I have to have some kind of treat so I don't go crazy), large iced coffee, vitamin

    lunch: I usually have some sort of grilled chicken salad or chicken stir fry or something with chicken, or sometimes I'll have one of those veggie flatbreads and a medium iced coffee

    dinner: I usually have like a breakfast sandwich (I know that's pretty ironic), some fruit, and usually a snack like trail mix or a granola bar, or I'll have one of those Lean Cuisine meals.

    I also have another snack of a granola bar or fruit etc at some other point in the day or after dinner.

    For exercise, I do 35-45 minutes of strenuous cardio at least 5 days a week, usually 6 days a week, as well as around 40 crunches and 15 push ups (I'm not really looking to build lots of muscle, just to be thin).

    I also walk a lot in addition to the cardio. I would say that on an average day, just walking from place to place, I walk at least 3 miles a day, and as much as 6 miles a day.

    With this, how long do you think it would take to hit my goal of 170? Any suggestions for improvement? I know the muffin and the two iced coffees (no sugar in them though) aren't good, but it is my one vice...I don't drink alcohol or smoke, so... yeah.

    • ANSWER:
      Congrats! Your plan is excellent, but you wanted more ideas. Try cutting your carbs around night. Eat your chicken at dinnertime, eat your carbs at lunch. That is very important, the last ten lbs are the hardest to lose. Carbs are a killer when it comes to weight loss. If you splurge, do it for breakfast where you have the day to work it off. Fiber cancels carbohydrates gram for gram, so don't neglect foods like peanut butter and green beans. Google the nutrition facts of the specific fruits you eat to figure the lowest carbs. Sugar free Jell-o is great for a sweet tooth at night. Keep away from the coffee creamer, switch it with cream or milk. As I said, your schedule is great, but these tips will help your goal. Good luck!!

  7. QUESTION:
    Help me choose diet foods?
    I'm fat, attempting to lose weight and make healthy eating a permanent change. I need some options for breakfast, lunch and dinner... healthy, good for weight loss, ideally tasty too. I like spicy food but I'm not much of a cook so the simpler the better. Is celery a good snack between meals? Is it better to have a relatively big (not huge) breakfast, smaller lunch and smallest dinner, the opposite or something completely different?

    Thanks in advance.

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  8. QUESTION:
    How healthy is to eat "protein only" dinner?
    Im 25 y-o guy. Ive always been slim, but ive gained some weight. I jog and run sometimes and feel good, but i want to have a healthy lifestyle. So I started using a really nice software called crosstrainer to manage my eating and work outs. After over a month of use, the software shows Ive been eating too much carbs (good percentage of sugar too) and to little protein. That's maybe cause I usually eat high carb breakfast and dinners (bread, pancakes with syrup, pizzas, sandwiches...) and eat protein for lunch (steak, pork, meatballs, ...).

    I thought about changing only my dinner eliminating (or reducing) carbs. Ive been doing it for 4 days now and feel ok. I don't do this as a weight loss program, but mostly as an experiment for healthier eating.

    What do you think?? Is this healthy(er) as a long term or permanent "diet"?

    PS: Ive been researching and found out there's a diet called "carbs curfew", that's very similar to what i have planned.

    • ANSWER:
      Meals that are rich in proteins is fine. You can't eat "protein only", unless it's an amino acid pill. And a pill, or course, isn't a meal.

      Foods high in proteins also contain fats. Protein without fats is...well.. worthless. Proteins use fatty acids for energy. So one without the other isn't beneficial

      Keep in mind: Your body uses carbs and fats for muscle movement. proteins are only used for cell growth (muscle, skin, hair, etc) but not movement.

      Regardless of what name your call your diet: If your an athlete, a diet that is 40% protein, 40% carbs, and 20% fats will do you well. If your not an athlete, but are active and want to be more lean, then a diet around a 40:30:30 area should be considered.

      The avg. american diet is 20:60:20. The processed food industry can be blamed for this. (in my opinion).

      Oh yea: Fruits and veggies ARE carbs.

  9. QUESTION:
    edit my article please?
    this is my 1st article for the school newspaper, but i havent taken journalism for over a year. can someone edit this and give suggestions?

    Most people try to get in shape in time for summer, which we all know can be difficult. When students are cramming for finals and spring showers are pouring down, trying to find time to make healthy meal choices and fit in workouts are not high on to-do lists. Come summer, though, it is a completely different story. In fact, this season is likely your best opportunity to make some changes. When asked if a particular season an easier time to get in shape and lose weight, Emily Gibson, Western Washington University Health Director, said “No question, summer is the time to get this accomplished”. Summer quarter only lasts 6 weeks, and with summer having begun June 21, finding time to fit in fitness is simple.
    Some of the tastiest fruits and vegetables are in season right now, including apples, apricots, berries, melons, corn, grapes, peppers, spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrots, to name a few. To shrink your waistline and support the local economy, such foods can be purchased at the Bellingham Farmers Market, which runs Saturday 10 am to 3 pm on the corner of Railroad and Chestnut St, and Wednesday, noon to 5 pm on Mill St in Fairhaven. Of course fruits and vegetables, in addition to many other healthy foods, can be purchased at other local grocery stores as well. Jill Kelly, WWU’s registered dietician can help you create a healthy shopping list before you hit the stores.
    It can be easy to forget about eating healthy when you go on vacation this summer. From s’mores when you are camping, to fast food on road trips, to fruity concoctions in exotic locales, temptation is around every corner. Gibson suggests making a point to avoid processed foods and planning meals in advance. “Concentrate on high fiber, filling grains, easy to transport fruits, nuts and vegetables, like carrots and apples. Stay hydrated!” she says.
    In addition to smart food options being at your fingertips this summer, the Wade King Student Rec Center is always on your side. There are currently three different intramural sports being offered: 3-on-3 basketball, softball, and 6-on-6 soccer. To participate, be sure to sign up by Tuesday, June 29 at the Rec Center front desk. Games begin July 6 and end July 30. If team sports are not your cup of tea, summer swim lessons begin soon, and give the option of 30 minute lessons on Saturday or Tuesday/ Thursday, as well as private lessons for those who choose to swim solo.
    The Group X Pass is at its best price this season. For only , exercisers have access to an unlimited amount of Spin, Zumba, Beginning Yoga, Beginning Mat Pilates, Powerflex, and Hip Hop classes. Classes run from June 28 until August 15. WWU also has 20 active sports clubs, which you can find more information about and links for on the Rec Center website.
    If you want to branch out and exercise in places other than campus, kayaking on Lake Whatcom at Lakewood Watersports Facility is now open 7 days a week, and costs only to rent a kayak for an entire day. Track and field events are offered every Monday night at 6 pm at Civic Field, and are open to all ages. Bellingham also boasts a large array of hiking trails with plenty of sight-seeing along the way.
    The best way to keep excess weight off and maintain muscle tone is by making healthy decisions and regular exercise a permanent part of your life, and avoiding yo-yo dieting. “Try for lifestyle improvement as an overall strategy. It is more damaging to your health [as a yo-yo dieter] to have rapid ups and downs in weight, with more stress to arteries, more erratic body fat and glucose levels”, says Gibson. Before embarking on any weight loss endeavors, be sure to visit the Health Center to get an assessment of what a healthy weight for your body is.

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  10. QUESTION:
    Dieting Advice Severely Needed?
    Let me start off with the basics. I'm an 18 year old male, I weigh 240 lbs, I'm 5'11 (Possibly 6'0) large frame, and my BMI is 33.5. With the basics out of the way, let me say that Cancer and Heart Disease run in my family, and my father has had a heart attack, and was recently diagnosed with diabetes, and he himself is severely obese. With all of that said and done, let me say that I know I'm obese, but quite frankly, I'm tired of it. I'm trying to get a head start on some major weight loss, and I'm more then willing to change my eating habits.

    Now, the goal I've set for myself is to get down to a healthy 190 pounds (50 Pound Weight Loss) within the next seven months.

    What I've been considering is starting the Atkins Diet. Now, before everyone starts jumping on my case, I know it's very unhealthy. High Fat, High Protein, Low Carb. And considering the history of Heart Disease in my family, it's not a great choice. However, I'm not planning on staying on this diet for long. With reported weight loss at a pound a day, and up to 20 pounds a month, I figured I would strictly follow this diet for the next two months. As unhealthy as I currently am, two to three months of this unhealthy diet shouldn't make too much of a difference. After this diet, I'm well aware of the fact that I may gain a few pounds back. But with the major weight loss, gaining a few extra pounds won't hurt. After this diet, my plan is to switch to something more permanent. Eating Healthier, drinking more water, exercising regularly. However, my question is, will this work? Am I able to try the Atkins Diet for a month or two, only to come off of it for something more permanent? Is my goal to lose 50 pounds in seven months possible with this plan?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
    I've read up on Atkins, and I've seen that the weight loss is extremely fast throughout the diet, averaging a pound of weight loss per day. This is faster then any other mainstream diet out there, and I'm planning on attempting this, as I know this works as a few relatives tried it. My question is, can I go from two to three months on Atkins, to a more permanent lifestyle change? Or do I need to stick with Atkins for the rest of my life?

    • ANSWER:
      Most health authorities very strongly condemn the Atkins diet and it would be much better to try a more healthy diet.

      You can find tips in a web search for "weight loss success secrets".

  11. QUESTION:
    Healthy diet or not??????????????????????
    It's called the rotation diet. In the rotation diet, you eat 600 calories for 3 days, 900 for 4 days, 1200 for a week, repeat, and the eat whatever you want for a week. And the start the diet over if you wish. It's not for a permanent change, but only to get a quick start on weight loss. I did it once in the past and lost 6 pounds in the first week and didn't gain it back after I stopped the diet. I didn't even have to exercise. And I wasn't judging by scale numbers, but instead by how my clothes fit. I'll still exercise and do cardio and strength training. I will only do the diet once. And here, it is approved by doctors:

    http://www.chasefreedom.com/rotationdiet.html

    Opinions?

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    What causes my permanent hunger?
    So this is how my endless hunger started:
    First of all, I used to have anorexia and tried to recover during the past months. I still ate as much as people on a weight-loss-diet would, so my intake was restricted (I couldn't help it, but it was an improvement) and exercised several hours a day. About a week ago then I had an experienced that changed a lot for me (wrote about it on yahoo answers, too) and afterwards, I felt so comfortable eating a lot and exercising less. So for this week, I've been eating pretty much 24/7 because I felt an endless hunger!! Almost all of what I eat is very healthy but it's not like I restricted the calories, fat, carbs or anything! But I never seem to get full, it feels like the food just falls through my body. My heart beats a lot faster, too. My heartbeat used to be at 45 beats per minute and now it's rushing. I stopped feeling cold and am rather warm all the time now. I am tired a lot more, before I could be active night and day. And my body doesn't really seem to digest all the food properly, about half of it seems to come out the way I had swallowed it. I haven't notice any weight gain despite my highly increased intake, how is that possible? If anything, I look slimmer. I don't think it's cause my body is growing or sth, after all I'm 19 and 6 foot tall so I think I'm fully grown. I was just in the kitchen munching on cereal and walnuts and I already feel like going back and having some more! What is going on?? And what's up with the undigested food? I think my body doesn't even digest my contraception pill because I felt like I was off the pill and got cramps and suddenly got my period for the first time again after so many months, and that while I was still taking the pill! Does anyone know what's up with this? Should I keep on eating that much? Did I kick my metabolism out of starvation mode or sth? Cause I naturally have a fast one, so it might be working again?
    Please help!!!
    xxx
    I don't just snack. I eat HUGE meals as well, with lots n lots of protein!! They're practically based on protein cause that's what I always crave.

    • ANSWER:
      if you're just munching all day & snacking then you will feel hungry all the time-try eating a large full meal with protien and see if that keeps you full for a while. also you might have just kicked your matabolism in since you were exercising so much and not eating as much & now all of a sudden you're consuming food. your body is just out of balance. try being stable and getting on a good eating pattern and see if that helps in the next few days.

  13. QUESTION:
    I know this is a lot to ask, but can someone please edit my essay about eating disorders? (10 points)?
    Please give your opinions and incites on what you think, what I should improve on to make it better, and correct any misspellings. Thanks a lot! Only constructive critism please! Here is my essay:
    Sometimes, you can't just be happy with who you are. You feel depressed but you want to keep your feelings all in. Having low self-esteem, depression, or stress can lead to an eating disorder. An eating disorder is an illness that causes a person to develop unhealthy eating habits. The three types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating. Having an eating disorder can affect your relationship with other, cause you to think many negative thoughts about yourself and your body, and damage your health. If you suspect that someone has an eating disorder, it is important that you show support for that person so they can have a healthy attitude and body. As you grow older, you begin to feel more conscious of your body. You go through physical changes, as well as "social pressures." One or two out of one hundred kids, particularly girls, that struggle with this disorder can successfully hide their extreme weight loss from their parents for months or years. Anorexia can come from psychological, genetic, social, and family factors. Many girls are exposed to images of thin models that have the "ideal" body size. Participating in activities such as gymnastics,where thinness is emphasized can also lead to anorexia. Since parents are role models fortheir children, a parent's body image, their lifestyle, and their dieting Once someone is obsessed with dieting,exercise, and taking laxatives, they will still see themselves as overweight even if they can see their bones.
    Anorexics usually portion their food carefully or come up with excuses to skip their meals. Without receiving the nutrients the body needs to keep your bones strong, and help the body maintain homeostasis, the lack of nutrients will affect the body in many ways:
    bulleted-(in women) losing at least three consecutive menstrual periods;not wanting or refusing to eat in public;anxiety; weakness;brittle teeth; shortness of breath;obsessiveness about calorie intake;severe malnutrition;a drop in pulse and breathing rate;kidney failure;hair loss and fingernail breakage;lanugo hair;lightheadedness and inability to concentrate;anemia;swollen joints;dry and yellow skin; higher levels of cortisol and vasopressin
    death
    Being anorexic can also result in an irregular heartbeat, permanent failure of normal growth, and osteoporosis, a condition in which the bones become weak and can breakeasily. You may feel cold most of the time because your body temperature decreases.Taking laxatives can wear out the bowel muscles, causing it to decrease in function. Sometimes, it's hard for parents to tell the difference between their child to be "self-image" concerns and "warning signs" to anorexia. Someone that is self conscious and on a strict diet may not necessarily be anorexic. There are "glaring" abnormal behaviors and physical signs.
    Someone who is anorexic may:
    become very thin, frail, or emaciated;be obsessed with eating food and weight control;weigh herself or himself repeatedly;count or portion their food carefully;only eat certain foods, such as diary and wheat;exercise excessively;feel fat even if their body is literally only showing a sheet of skin and bones;withdraw from social activities, especially meals or celebrations involving food;be depressed, lack energy, and often feel cold
    If you suspect that your child or someone you know is anorexic, it is important to give as much support to them as you can, and try to help them admit that they have an eating disorder. Some people may feel depression, anger, or denial when faced to admit that they are anorexic. Try to show your concern and approach the person in a loving and supportive way. Use "I" instead of "you." If the person is still in denial, try to be patient, saying that you'll be there whenever they are ready to talk about it. Get help from a doctor, nutritionist, and a therapist. Encourage a healthy outlook on nutrition, exercise, and their appearance to help them raise their self esteem. For parents, it's critical to make exercise a regular family activity and have their child help prepare nutritional meals for the whole family.

    Bulimia is another type of eating diorder that involves dieting. A person with bulimia is tempted to eat "comfort foods", such as ice cream or cake. After their out-of-control eating, the person will feel ashamed and guilty for what they have done. They will try inappropriate methods of weight control, such as vomiting and fasting. Bulimics will show excessive shape and weight concern, yet still consume quantities of food up to 20,000 calories a day. This all begins with dissatisfaction of the bodt.

    Like anorexia, bulimia also involves being exposed to pictures of thin models and then not being able to feel good about themselves. Fami
    A LITTLE HELPS! PLEASE PEOPLE! I'D EXTREMELY APPRECIATE IT! HOW SHOULD I START AND END MY COMCLUDING PARAGRAPH? MY ESSAY WAS TOO SHORT, SO IT GOT CUT OFF. THANKS!

    • ANSWER:
      just a few tips...

      try not to use contractions

      when you say "anorexics" you are isolating them from the everyone else it would be better to say people with anorexia or something like that

      "Being anorexic can also result in an irregular heartbeat, permanent failure of normal growth, and osteoporosis, a condition in which the bones become weak and can breakeasily." you use a lot of comas here. take out the one between "osteoporosis and a" and replace it with "which is" then take out "in which" and replace it with "that causes" then take out the "can" before "break"

      try to read through it yourself and see if there are any other places where comas can be taken out. otherwise it looked superb

  14. QUESTION:
    how to get rid of celullite if you no longer have any fat left on your legs?
    i have been going the gym for 2 years now and i cant even see my cellulite anymore unless its in certain lights or certain positions. which painfullly remind me its still there. would stopping snacking 3 hours before bed really make a difference? and i do cycling classes and squats and weight training. but i just heard on the internet that cardio can make celulite worse. you see i have no fat left on my bum or legs left atall anymore, so i might be burning muscle now. thats the last thing i want to do. thats how hard i pushed myself. im that determined to get rid of it. so now that i have no fat left should i stop cycling? should i take up running? if im not burning fat, im burning muscle. so im at a loss for what to do now. i know i can get rid of this. i just need to change my strategy. im taking weight gainer to put the weight back on my body in a healthy way to plump the celulite away. i av lost too much weight on my legs. there encredibly lean. im a guy wiv a 28inch waist for gods sake. is a coffee wrap a good idea? is it only temporary or...... im only interested in permanent ideas. im not interested in creams in the slightest or ideas with temporary affects. i use bio oil and face masks where the celullite is and believe it helps. i also use the steam room and salt baths. anyone ever got rid of it completely. i will never give up.
    best foods to destroy celullite anyone, or to gain weight fast and healthily
    best foods to destroy celullite anyone, or to gain weight fast and healthily

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some info and homemade solution for cellulite:
      http://www.girlslovestyle.com/2010/07/honey-massage-against-cellulite/
      http://www.girlslovestyle.com/2010/06/cellulite-myths-and-facts/
      But if it still bothers you, you better go to dermatologist.

  15. QUESTION:
    celullite and cardio burning muscle not fat what to do?
    i have been going the gym for 2 years now and i cant even see my cellulite anymore unless its in certain lights or certain positions. which painfullly remind me its still there. would stopping snacking 3 hours before bed really make a difference? and i do cycling classes and squats and weight training. but i just heard on the internet that cardio can make celulite worse. you see i have no fat left on my bum or legs left atall anymore, so i might be burning muscle now. thats the last thing i want to do. thats how hard i pushed myself. im that determined to get rid of it. so now that i have no fat left should i stop cycling? should i take up running? if im not burning fat, im burning muscle. so im at a loss for what to do now. i know i can get rid of this. i just need to change my strategy. im taking weight gainer to put the weight back on my body in a healthy way to plump the celulite away. i av lost too much weight on my legs. there encredibly lean. im a guy wiv a 28inch waist for gods sake. is a coffee wrap a good idea? is it only temporary or...... im only interested in permanent ideas. im not interested in creams in the slightest or ideas with temporary affects. i use bio oil and face masks where the celullite is and believe it helps. i also use the steam room and salt baths. anyone ever got rid of it completely. i will never give up.
    best foods to destroy celullite anyone

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately cellulite is permanent. Plenty of people will advertise this skin cream or that exercise regime as the secret to busting cellulite, but the fact is that cellulite simply does not burn off like other fat. You can't diet or exercise it away, no matter how hard you try. Cellulite is a permanent honeycomb structure of fat cells in the skin. It tends to appear during or after puberty, and it's generally thought to be brought on by female hormones (even in men), although genetics may also play a role. Around 80%-90% of women have cellulite.

      Currently there is no treatment that has been shown to realistically remove cellulite. Many cosmetic surgeons will advocate laser treatment as a permanent option, but I understand that results are mixed.

      Sorry, I wish I had better news for you. I know that hope always springs eternal. :)

  16. QUESTION:
    i am so confused by cures for celullite?
    i have been going the gym for 2 years now and i cant even see my cellulite anymore unless its in certain lights or certain positions. which painfullly remind me its still there. would stopping snacking 3 hours before bed really make a difference? and i do cycling classes and squats and weight training. but i just heard on the internet that cardio can make celulite worse. you see i have no fat left on my bum or legs left atall anymore, so i might be burning muscle now. thats the last thing i want to do. thats how hard i pushed myself. im that determined to get rid of it. so now that i have no fat left should i stop cycling? should i take up running? if im not burning fat, im burning muscle. so im at a loss for what to do now. i know i can get rid of this. i just need to change my strategy. im taking weight gainer to put the weight back on my body in a healthy way to plump the celulite away. i av lost too much weight on my legs. there encredibly lean. im a guy wiv a 28inch waist for gods sake. is a coffee wrap a good idea? is it only temporary or...... im only interested in permanent ideas. im not interested in creams in the slightest or ideas with temporary affects. i use bio oil and face masks where the celullite is and believe it helps. i also use the steam room and salt baths. anyone ever got rid of it completely. i will never give up.
    best foods to destroy cellulite anyone. or to gain weight fast in a healthy way

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some info and homemade solution for cellulite:
      http://www.girlslovestyle.com/2010/07/honey-massage-against-cellulite/
      http://www.girlslovestyle.com/2010/06/cellulite-myths-and-facts/
      But if it still bothers you, you better go to dermatologist.


Healthy Weight Loss Diets

There is so much pressure from TV, Magazines and the tabloids that have put the population, young and old into a dieting frenzy to try and emulate stick thin celebrities, who can seeming survive on fish and rice instead of healthy weight loss.

This has opened up the floodgates of more and more people being diagnosed with anorexia, bulimia, scurvy and malnutrition. All caused by diets and diet aids used to try and speed up the weight loss process.

Some diets are more risky than others when it comes to weight loss and your health. For instance, fast weight loss can be harmful to the body, especially if continued over a long period of time.

Weight loss pills can be dangerous too if taken without first consulting a physician. Some diets are harmful to the body if you have certain health conditions. For instance, a diet that emphasizes meat recipes might not be best if you already have digestive problems or heart problems.

If you have any serious health problems or are taking prescription medications, you should talk with your doctor before starting a weight loss diet.

Controlling your weight and engaging in a moderate form of exercise is a successful formula for a healthy weight loss. Your body is built on essential nutrients obtained from the food that you eat.

About sixty percent of our body weight is water, and twenty percent Fat. The rest is made up of protein, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins To reduce or remove one or the other for any length of time can severely affect your health, and in some cases lay the groundwork for heart attack.

A lot of people assume that to lose weight, means reducing calorie intake. So by starving and consuming fewer calories you would automatically lose more weight. Wrong! By eating less you are denying your body the essential nutrients that it needs to stay healthy.

Your body burns calories as you eat them. The problem arises with the intake of too many calories at any single sitting. Then the excess calories from that singular large meal cannot get burned and may end up stored as fat tissue. Its far healthier to eat small and often. This gives the body the opportunity to burn off the calorie intake easily, and thus controls your weight naturally

Sustained healthy weight loss may need a permanent, consistent change of lifestyle! To lose weight safely and consistently you need to be burning off more calories than you are taking in. You can achieve this by eating healthier food, or by exercise, but a combined attack on two fronts will usually produce the best result. If you exercise as part of your weight loss program, you are training your body to burn fat, and not to store ever-greater amounts of it.

The benefits of healthy weight loss are many. Lower blood pressure, more energy, healthier heart and organs, less stress on bones, joints, and muscles, and less mental stress

Information contained in this article is not meant to replace professional advice. Always check with your physician before starting any weight loss or exercise program.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Whats a healthy, weight loss diet for a 14 year old girl?
    I really want to lose about 30 pounds from my weight and i need help but i don't want to go unhealthy. i weigh 152 and i should weigh 120 i believe... wats a perfect, healthy diet i should follow and if it means i need to exercise (which i know i do) tell me how long each day and how many days a week.

    • ANSWER:
      Diet Plans for 14-Year-Old Girls

      Planning a diet for a teen girl can be tricky. Many teen girls suffer from bad self esteem or a skewed body image, and may resort to crash diets that they don't need to be healthy. Instead of suggesting a diet, suggest a healthy diet plan, where she can learn to eat properly, along with exercise to create a healthier self image. As long as your teen has a healthy body mass index, or BMI, then she does not need a diet to lose weight. A diet plan that can maintain her health is all that she needs.

      Planning a Diet
      1. When your 14-year-old girl indicates that she wants to eat healthier, or you've noticed her body changing, it's important to calculate her BMI to see where she falls. Unlike adult BMI, a teen's BMI is calculated and then compared to other teens to give a percentile that she is in for her weight and height, much like you'd receive at the doctor's office. The BMI can give you a clue as to whether she simply needs a diet plan to eat more healthy, or if she'll need a diet plan for weight loss. With a healthy BMI, your 14-year-old girl will enjoy better quality of life.
      Regular Meals and Snacks
      2. One of the most important things to incorporate into a 14-year-old girl's diet plan is regular meals and snacks throughout the day. Teenagers are especially susceptible to skipping meals like breakfast and lunch: the first because she's running late, and the second due to pressure from peers to eat as little as possible. However, skipping meals sends your 14-year-old's body into starvation mode, telling it to store up fat for the next skipped meal. Eating regular meals actually causes a teen's metabolism to run faster, burning more calories in preparation for the next snack. Talk to her about the importance of regular eating, both for maintaining energy, concentration and focus through the day, and as an important tool for weight loss.
      Better Meals and Snacks
      3. Too often teen girls eat meals and snacks that are less than ideal. While you want her to eat regularly, you also want her to eat quality food that will help her on her quest for a healthier diet. Make it easy for her by supporting her diet. Send her to school with a variety of healthy snacks like nuts, vegetables and crackers to snack on between school periods, and opt for a homemade lunch over cafeteria fare, which can be greasy and unhealthy. Talk to her about staying full with the right foods, those that are high in nutrients, but still low in fat and calories. Armed with the right information, your 14-year-old girl can follow a diet plan to keep her healthy, and gain eating tools to help her for the rest of her life.

  2. QUESTION:
    What would be a healthy weight loss diet for me?
    I'm tired eating 850 - 1,000 and got super hungrey and ate over cause I got hungrey. So I am wondering how much to eat without getting hungrey but still lose weight. I'm 13 and I'm 5'2" and 109.7 lbs. Thanks.
    Like the smallest amount I can eat?

    • ANSWER:
      try www.sparkpeople.com - great FREE diet site that will answer all your questions.

  3. QUESTION:
    Healthy Weight Loss Diet Plans For Seniors?
    I am helping my mom with her diet, but she is worried that many diets are just not going to be healthy for her. Does anyone know of a diet plan that includes daily meal plans that she can start on that is both healthy and not just a fad?

    • ANSWER:
      Many people struggle hard to reduce their weights. Right now, there a lot of programs created to help such people in their respective weight loss endeavor. And to help them fully, here are some important weight loss tips beginners should follow to make sure their chosen program work for them flawlessly:

      1. Make sure that you reduce the quantity of your food.
      In order to lose weight, you have to watch your meal servings. And it won't matter if you're at home or dining out. But you have to be most especially watchful when eating inside restaurants. You might order big chunks of meat because of the juicy ad you see in the menu. The rule of thumb is this: eat just enough to address your hunger. Never stuff yourself with food.

      2. Exercise is key.
      Exercise causes the body to burn fats. And no diet works without the help of a good exercise regime. All weight loss tips appearing in health magazines and over the internet will tell you that regular exercise could help you a lot in reducing your body mass index. A handful of people can't be wrong. So don’t skip an exercise routine at the gym.
      More Info Check out http://fast-weightloss-plans.blogspot.com/

  4. QUESTION:
    What should i eat for a healthy weight loss diet?
    I'm 14, and I'm 107 pounds. I have some belly fat that i'm trying to lose, and hopefully a diet and jogging will help.

    Can i get any suggestions specifically for what i should eat for Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner?

    Thankyou.

    -Jas

    • ANSWER:
      My sister is your age and weighs a little more then you. So this is what she says she does. She eats a piece of wheat toast with light jam with a fruit for breakfast. Then some pretzels or crackers, or fruit as a snack if she gets hungry before lunch. For lunch she normally gets the healthiest thing the school has that day, and again a snack if she gets hungry. When she gets home from school she runs 2 miles, then does some sit ups and push ups. For dinner she mostly eats chicken or tuna meals, with sides, like broccoli with cheese, or any vegetables or salad. She does all this because she is on the track team and the Volleyball team, so she stays very fit. The main thing you need to know is, don't EVER starve yourself, you don't ever want to feel that hunger pain. You need to eat every 4 hours with a light snack in between, and if you run and exercise, you can pretty much eat what you want.

  5. QUESTION:
    A healthy weight loss diet for a 17 year old?
    I'm 5'5 and about 115 pounds. I'm not neccessarily "fat", but I wouldn't mind losing a few pounds for prom, just to get rid of this small pouch I have on my stomach lol. I want to do it in the healthiest way possible! I need some tips?

    • ANSWER:
      I will give you a simple yet effective plan that help you maintain a healthy weight and not just maintain a healthy weight but also a healthy body. This plan is called the New Start plan.

      NEWSTART is an acronym.

      First we have N. That stands for Nutrition. Make sure that you eat many natural foods such as Fruits, vegetables,grains ETC. Cut back on animal products such as dairy and meats. That is where you will get a most of your unneeded fats. And instead of eating 3 meals, try eating 2 larger meals breakfast and lunch. If you still need to eat a third meal, eat a light meal.Remember, never miss out on your breakfast, that is what gets you going for the day

      Then we have E. That stands for exercise.Many people spend time on computers, tv, video games and they end up missing out on their exercise. Exercise is very important in maintaining a healthy body and weight. Any good physical labor is good exercise. Walking, running and working are good forms of exercise. You want to build muscle as you lose weight.

      Next is W. That is water.You are made up of 70-85% water.That's a lot of water! Your organs in your body depend on water to function. Your body needs lots of water to get rid of many of the toxins that are accumulated over time. If you exercise you will need even more water than if you do not exercise. Medical specialists say that an average person needs about 6-8 glasses of water a day.

      Next we have S. That stands for Sunlight. Get about 15-20 Min a day.You'll get plenty of vitamin d that way. It has many benefit for your health. too many to put here.
      Next we have T. That stand for Temperance. We all know this, sometimes we are intemperate and eat too much, or eat too much of something. It would be a good thing to practice temperance.

      Next we have A. That stands for Air. Fresh air brings oxygen to our lungs and supplies our blood with the needed oxygen and expels the waste product, Carbon Dioxide.You can get plenty of this while doing your outdoor exercises. Deep breathing is also a must.

      Next we have R. That stands for Rest. Everybody needs a rest. Sleeping allows your brain cells to be recharged and energized. Medical research has shown that a sleep deprived person may be more likely to gain weight. See link ---> ( http://www.bris.ac.uk/news/2004/582 )

      And lastly but the least T. That stands for Trust in Divine power. That has a lot to do with your physical health.

      Well, I hope that this was helpful to you. These principles, believe it or not , will make you the healthiest happiest person. :) )

  6. QUESTION:
    Are low carb, high protein diets healthy for weight loss?
    I'm contemplating going on a low carb, high protein diet. I have about 12 pounds I want to lose. Are these diets healthy? I'd never do something as radical as Atkins and since I'm a vegetarian, I won't be eating meat for the protein. I'd eat soy based products, but I'm not sure how low in carbs they will be, but I do know they're high in protein. Some people say a high carb, low protein is best, and others say an equal balance of carbs, protein, and fats is best. What do you all think? Thanks in advance for your advise.

    • ANSWER:
      honestly I would eat a balanced diet, but eat less of everything.

      theres is a food pyramid for a reason, what is the healthiest for a person to consume. You should get 6 or so servings of grains (carbs) and less than 3 servings of meats (protein)

      so if u eat less carbs and more meats, then you're throwing your whole system off. Also, protein contains cholesterol, which can't be good for you.

      I would stay away from refined white breads, or white rice, things like that. but multigrains/rye/wheats are good for you. And honestly vegetables and fruits are way better for you, and help you loose weight too.

  7. QUESTION:
    what is a example for a healthy weight loss diet?
    for breakfast,lunch and dinner and what type of snacks are better for a diet?is diet soda acceptable or should i avoid it?thanxs

    • ANSWER:
      Breakfast - oatmeal, organic cereal, homemade protein pancakes, waffles, or french toast, organe juice, fat frree or skim milk

      Lunch - unsalted almonds, peanuts, chaswes, rasians. Salada with tomatoes. ( no dressing ) Brown ricewith boneless turkey/chicken organic fruits

      Dinner Brown pasta, vegetables ( no can or bag ) organic turkey, chickem, groudn beef, prok etc

  8. QUESTION:
    lose a quick 5 pounds? no crash diets, healthy weight loss?
    so i want to lose a quick 5 pounds just to look slimmer
    im pretty muscular, my legs are pretty much all muscle, my arms, my stomach
    i do 300 sit ups, 300 squats and 300 push ups a night
    i eat around 1200 calories a day in healthy vegetarian food
    i weigh around 108 pounds at 5 foot and i would like to be 102-103, just to be a bit slimmer
    could you suggest how many cals i would need to eat to lose this (in any space of time, long as it takes) 5 pounds (im aware of starvation mode etc.)
    also could you recommend some different workouts that i could do alone (im bad at team sports !!), like running ? how far, how long, when? what should i eat? im a vegetarian and just turned 16 by the way
    thanks :)
    does anyone agree with that comment??? should i go on weight watchers????
    that really got me worried im not overweight by bmi but do other people see 108 (mostly in muscle) as overweight for 5 foot!????

    • ANSWER:
      eat 3-4 meals a day.
      and go to sleep
      bye

  9. QUESTION:
    any good and healthy weight loss suggestions/diets?
    any recs for good web sites. I used to use friends of Anna but it is off line? I am not A/B but I sometimes get good ideas from those sites.

    • ANSWER:
      Take bee pollen it has an appetite suppressant called phenylalanine. It is also a complete food with plant proteins, vitamins and minerals. It also has beneficial bacteria to aid in digestion. You can find it at beeroyalproducts.com. Oh it is also very low in calories.

  10. QUESTION:
    Is there a healthy diet weight loss plan?
    Help me make a diet plan. For example: for breakfast what should i eat, lunch,dinner, etc.. Also, I want a diet that is below 1200 calories.

    • ANSWER:
      breakfast:
      1 cup whole grain cereal with half a cup of skim milk

      snack:
      a medium sized apple with a tbsp of peanut butter

      lunch:
      4 ounces chicken breast, 1-2 cup(s) of salad (w/o salad dressing or just dip your fork in you favorite dressing; saves A LOT of calories & u can add any kind of vegetables u want) & 1/2 cup brown rice

      snack:
      kiwi and a strawberry (add some brown sugar or honey if u want)

      dinner:
      3 ounces lean steak cooked with a tsp of olive oil w/ salad OR a can of tuna mixed with salsa and greens and 1/2 cup of brown rice or slice of whole grain bread.

      dessert:
      frozen yogurt. or half a banana sliced into pieces with 1/3 cup of sliced almonds and your favorite kinda of yogurt, and a dash of honey. mix it together and u get a banana and almonds bowl. its good :)

      this meal plan is about 1,037 calories & doesn't leave out any food groups which is vital for all around nutrition

      I used fatloss4idiots diet plan to generate this.
      http://beam.to/revealweightlossfact

  11. QUESTION:
    What is a healthy diet for weight loss?
    I have Asthma and have had it since I was a baby. It is hard to stay thin and fit when you are unable to be as physical as others. I only eat organic and try to be as physical as I possibly can but I cannot seem to lose weight. I need to lose about 40 pounds, but I want to do it a safe healthy way. Can any suggest a healthy diet for weight loss? I need to lose this weight in under a year, any help would be wonderful.

    ~M.M.A.~

    • ANSWER:
      The best diet for losing weight and keeping it off is this 4-step approach to eating:

      1. When you're hungry, eat.
      2. Eat only what you love.
      3. Eat consciously.
      4. When you think you even might be full, stop.

      Here's the explanation:
      1. When your body tells you it's hungry, it's giving you a warning that your metabolism is going to slow down soon. You burn much more calories when you eat small amounts all day every 2 hours or so instead of 1 or 2 large meals. The fattest people I know eat only one big meal at the end of the day. So eat when you're hungry.
      2. You should enjoy eating, it's entertainment. You'll have much more success with a diet if you actually like the foods you eat. Toss out all the diet meals, lowfat and lite crap and replace it with the good stuff.
      3. Be aware of the flavor of every bite. Savor it. Eat slowly, with your eyes closed if necessary. Take reasonable bites, put down your fork or the sandwich between each bite, think about the flavors. Chew each bite at least 25 times. Don't watch TV or read or talk on the phone while you're eating; the food is the entertainment. If you think you love eating, now's your chance to prove it.
      4. As soon as you even suspect you might have had enough, stop eating. Don't worry about being hungry again in half an hour -- if you are, just eat some more!

      Bonus tips: walk a little extra today. Then tomorrow, walk a little more than that. Then more, then more. When you feel ready, upgrade to jogging or other active stuff. Everything physical you can do is exercise.

      Bonus bonus tip: when you're hungry, always drink water first. Most hunger is actually thirst.

  12. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy weight loss diet?
    I want to make a Life-Style diet for a healthy diet.
    I made a list of foods I'm willing to eat to live a healthy life & to lose weight.
    I'm an average height, overweight 18 year-old male.
    Will these foods help me lose weight?

    DRINKS: water, tea, iced coffee
    SPICES: cinnamon, hot sauce, oregano
    BREAKFAST: eggs, oatmeal, Honey Bunches of Oats cereal w/ skim milk,
    DINNER: whole wheat spaghetti, tuna, salad w/ spinach
    SNACKS + OTHER: vegetables, fruit, frozen fruit smoothies w/ yogurt, almonds

    (should I buy Protein powder???)

    I'm going to start eating only these foods and exercising by running, doing push-ups, sit-ups and some weight lifting.

    Will this life-style help me lose weight and make me healthy?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Jacob
      I used to train people and the best advice I can give you is, if it is processed don't eat it. This is hard because eating foods that are not processed or out of a package is convenient. It may be time consuming when it comes to preparation but fresh is best. Eat 5-6 small well balanced meals a day, and lots of water!!! I can't stress that enough, one glass every hour. You should always have a bottle of water with you. As far as snacks go, almonds are great. This is not easy at first but well worth it, because the feeling you will have when the weight starts coming off is awesome. Don't give up, if you are feeling pain about how you look use that to drive you, pain is a great motivator.

      I hope this helps you, good luck
      Mike

  13. QUESTION:
    Any good diets for quick weight loss, healthy or unhealthy?
    im 98lbs and i desperately need to get to 80lbs and asap! any tips or diets?!

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    Anyone have a link to a healthy diet (not weight loss diet) plan?
    I'm sick of eating fast food all the time and would like to start eating healthier. I'm not overweight or anything I recently quit smoking and am trying be healthier all around. BTW I'm a 22 year old Male if that makes a difference. I'm aware of the food pyramid and everything but I just thought it would be nice if there was something that had some good ideas on what to make or a schedule of some sort to follow. Any ideas would be helpful

    • ANSWER:
      I am also a 22 year old man who used to eat fast food at least one meal every day. For sure, it gets extremely addicting (just watch the movie "Supersize Me!"). The first step is to break this addiction.

      One diet that I'm starting to adopt is called the fatloss4idiots diet. It help you by generating a healthy diet plan with the food you chosen and the best thing is it help me loss 50 pounds in 4 months. Visit this site to read more about it:
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  15. QUESTION:
    What is a healthy cleanse/weight loss diet?
    I need something to do for 3 weeks because i am going on vacation...
    i am 15 years old and i would like to lose 10 pounds if possible..
    and something natural and healthy... something that will make me feel great. also i am doing 15 minutes of yoga and a 30 min jog everyday..

    • ANSWER:
      You need to make sure that you both excercise and eat healthy if you want to achieve the changes in weight you

      desire. There are no quick fixes, but there are plenty of different methods you can use to achieve the body

      that you desire.

      For some great free and detailed weight loss, health, dieting and fitness information - travel over to the link

      below.

  16. QUESTION:
    What is a good healthy weight loss diet?
    I am sick and tired of all those fad diets that makes me feel tired and hungary. I would like to lose about 5-10pounds, I am busy mom and dont eat right because I am always in a rush. I would like some diet tips or healthy eating diet rountine. I tired them all atkins, dextox, and slim-fast nothing works. I also eat late thats when my kids are in bed and it is my relax time. When should i stop eating at..how many times a week should I execirse. And meal plan. thank

    • ANSWER:
      OMG! Please do not listen to that jerk, the 2nd answerer. Just consume less then 1,500 calories, and exercise a couple of times a week. Cardio is the best. Get a gym membership, they have free childcare. All of them do. And if you have to go to Mc. Donalds, instead of getting the big mac and a large fries and drink, get a small cheese burger, small fries, and small drink. It is all about what you eat. But, it would be best to eat 3 healthy meals a day. Hope this helps! Good luck!

      And sorry I don't know what time to eat at. I heard that eating late doesn't make you gain weight, but I am not for sure on that.

  17. QUESTION:
    Healthy but extreme weight loss diets?
    I'm 15 and weigh about 62 kilo's, my fatty area is mainly in my tummy and I have pretty big hips which i've never been happy with. For awhile I was trying detox diets and recently discovered I'd just but the weight on afterwards again. I've wanted to lose weight for as long as I can remember, I want to be really thin and have a flat stomach and for my thighs not to touch.
    I just want some tips on how much exercise I should do per day and good exercises that will help lose fat, and healthy foods to eat or a good diet that will help me lose weight
    thankyou :) :)

    • ANSWER:
      go wheat free. No pasta, pizza, bread and so on. And no food
      after 7 p.m. People achieve marvellous results with it. Depending on
      your initial weight, you can drop upwards from 20 pounds a month. If
      you don't eat wheat then you don't eat all those sticky, fatty goey
      cakes, you don't eat junk food, and you don't eat biscuits. But your
      diet is still balanced. It costs nothing, and you do not have to
      calculate points or to buy special meals or plans.

  18. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy weight loss diet plan? Will I lose weight in 2 months?
    Breakfast: 2 Vita Brits + Half Banana With Rice Milk
    Recess: Nut Handful + Piece Suger Free Dark Chocolate
    Lunch: Piece of Fruit
    Dinner: Steamed Vegetables, Brown Rice, Protein

    Advice? What I should change? Tips?

    Ps. I am trying to make each meal as small as possible. Have been reading a lot! Thank you :)

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    what are some vital healthy weight loss diet tips?

    • ANSWER:
      Drink water.
      Stay away from breads.

  20. QUESTION:
    can anyone give me a healthy 1200 calorie weight loss diet?
    im looking for a healthy diet in the 1200 calorie range,

    proffesional trainers please but anyone can help

    • ANSWER:
      I’m assuming you’re a guy, Mr. Right, so a 1,200 calorie diet would not be a healthy one (you’re not a 60 years old, 5’5, and 120lbs woman!).

      You should eat enough to cover your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) or your body will adapt to a low caloric intake and lower your metabolism, making it very hard for you to use your fat reserves. And then, as soon as you would eventually start eating normally again, you would make fat reserves very easily, because you would have a lower metabolism and therefore regain all the weight you lost and keep going up, unless you exercise A LOT.

      Men’s Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR):
      66 + (6.23 x weight in pounds) + (12.7 x height in inches) - minus (6.8 x age in years)

      For info: Women’s Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR):
      655 + (4.35 x weight in pounds) + (4.7 x height in inches) - minus (4.7 x age in years)

      Do not have a “diet” diet, where you’re told what to eat, just eat healthy, have a simple healthy diet, so you can satisfy your cravings and you can answer your body’s need for some missing nutrients. Like if I’m building muscle mass, I’ll need a lot of carbs to do the weight training (because it’s anaerobic and fat burning shuts down) and then I’ll get huge cravings for eggs, nuts or a good juicy filet mignon (need for proteins for the “repairing stronger” part) otherwise, I would only eat eggs or meat like once a week.

      Eating healthy is about avoiding the unhealthy food as much as possible. Once you stay away from fast food (any restaurant food, really), packaged and boxed food (except for bread, pasta and rice, if you don’t make your own bread/pasta), canned food, prepared and processed food, then you’re left with the fruits/veggies, whole wheat food (the brown kind of bread, pasta), brown rice, lean meat and the good kind of oil (olive, avocado, nuts, fish). You can have any of the bad stuff occasionally so they don’t become forbidden obsessions. Have some French fries, or one slice of pizza (with your favorite veggies) or a cookie, once in a while. Just don’t do it every day and watch for portion sizes.
      Also the cooking method can double the calorie content of a meal, so learn about healthy cooking without having to add extra fats, like using a steamer (using water), a rotisserie (using heat and herbs), a slow cooker (using homemade broth and herbs), a pressure cooker, a grill…

      Once you cook your own meals, you can control the calorie content because your control the cooking method and all the ingredients. A lot of people are overweight because they keep eating food that they did not cook.

      You do not lose weight by eating less. You lose weight by exercising for 3,500 calories for each pound of fat reserve that you need to lose (and make sure you eat enough to cover your BMR).

  21. QUESTION:
    do you find "herbalife"shakes(shape works) good for a healthy weight loss diet?
    i'm trying to loose some weight,but i've become very suspective to any kind of food restriction,since i hardly got out of buleimia and anorexia.that's why i'm trying to figure out a mild,but healthy way to loose some weight.i've tryed 'herbalife'shake,but i'm not sure if it is ok to take it.

    • ANSWER:
      Putting it simply, it fills your belly with something so that the hunger cravings subside. Little kids still do that with"can I have a glass of water" a half hour before mealtime and then they are not hungry - their gut is full of water.
      If you diet, you lose the energy to burn off the calories...so you sit around and get fatter. Eat healthy(no fast foods-chock full of sugars and fats) and eat veges and unprocessed foods -ones you got to cook yourself- that way you control the amount of sugar and fat in the food. The closer you are to natural food the thinner you will be. Staying away from the canned and prepackaged meals will help you more. Those foods are on the outer edge of all supermarkets - veges dairy meat. Shop the edges more often.

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    • ANSWER:
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  23. QUESTION:
    What is a heart healthy weight loss diet.?

    • ANSWER:
      Weight Watchers

  24. QUESTION:
    anyone have a link to a healthy diet (not weight loss diet) plan?
    I'm sick of eating fast food all the time and would like to start eating healthier. I'm not overweight or anything I recently quit smoking and am trying be healthier all around. BTW I'm a 22 year old Male if that makes a difference. I'm aware of the food pyramid and everything but I just thought it would be nice if there was something that had some good ideas on what to make or a schedule of some sort to follow. Any ideas would be helpful
    Thank you,
    Nick

    • ANSWER:
      I am also a 22 year old man who used to eat fast food at least one meal every day. For sure, it gets extremely addicting (just watch the movie "Supersize Me!"). The first step is to break this addiction.

      One diet that I'm starting to adopt is called the mucusless diet. I'm studying to be an herbalist, and this is part of the curriculum. Basically, you eat only fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and seeds, and no refined sugars or dairy products. If you would like more info, check out this link: http://www.herballegacy.com/ .

      The most important thing is to adopt a new eating lifestyle gradually. Don't just all of a sudden cut out foods that you ate every day. For example: instead of Jif peanut butter, try natural peanut butter. This will cut out the dangerous hydrogenated oils. After a while of gradual changes, you will feel alot better. Trust me, I know!

  25. QUESTION:
    what is a example of a healthy diet for weight loss?
    I need to start eating healthier to lose weight. But I don't know how to start. I need a diet that I could do in the long term for a healthier lifestyle and that will help me lose weight every week? any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Buy "You: On a Diet" by Dr. Mehmet Oz. It is the best and most comprehensive guide to eating healthy and losing weight that I have ever read. You might also try the American Diabetes Association. They will have the food groups, etc on the website. The best advice is to divide your plate into 4ths. 1/4 of your plate should have meat , 1/2 of your plate should have vegetables and 1/4 should have carbs. You should eat a lot of green leafy vegetables and have a helping of dairy at least once a day. Just use common sense, that should do it.

  26. QUESTION:
    Doubts about gym workout, effective weight loss and healthy diet.?
    Dear Yahoo! Users,
    I am just started gyming. I am 178.5cm, and 66kg. I cannot do a pull up. I wanted to train up to be lean(with 8 pacs and not those bodybuilder, very big size). My aim is to be able to do at least 10 pullups by 6 months and a 6 pac. I am student. So i would like to ask you guys about time arrangement gym/study, effective gym workout, weight loss and healthy diet.
    Firstly, effective gym workout. Normally, when I gym, I started with abs workout using machine and then train my arms with some machine. Rest around a minute or less before continuing. Then afterwards i did the one which trains back muscles, pullling the weights to my chest(that type of workout). Then, I did the one which i lie down and did something like a barbell but I push it up and down(With pulley aid, the one that trains chest). And after wards some assisted pull ups. Then I will rest, repeat for 1h plus. Afterwards, I will run on the treadmil for 8 mins running 1.6km(to lose weight). Is this a correct workout to train muscles and lose weight to get to my goal stated above?

    Secondly, about weight loss and healthy diet. Normally, breakfast, I had 2 eggs and a cup of milo. Lunch, I normally had fish soup. Dinner, normally chicken rice. Or something like that. Can somebody tell me what to abstain? Because sometimes I had tea breaks and supper. I don't eat fast food, except for subway;D So what food to abstain and points to take note for healthy diet? And also how to lose weight? Is my gym workout a good workout to lose weight? I also swim once a week. Around 10 laps of freestyle in around 12-15mins. And 2 to 4 sprinting laps.
    So, guys, what type of workout should I follow? Healthy diet? Weight loss?
    Thanks guys, I appreciate all your answers:D

    • ANSWER:
      1.Eat about 6 small complete meals throughout the day (fish, almonds, walnuts, and lean proteins in general, plenty of raw fruits and vegetables, and complex multigrain carbohydrates) spaced out about every 2-3 hours. Consume between 1500-2500 calories a day.
      2.Do NOT starve yourself, do NOT binge eat.
      3.Be as active as you can; nothing to do for 10 minutes? Knock out 10 push-ups.
      4.Eat some spicy foods; take a decent amount of vitamin C, and drink between a half-gallon and a whole gallon of WATER a day. Avoid anything deep-fried, white bread, sprinkles, and any refined sugar.
      5.No more soda. Ever.
      6.If you do drink coffee, drink it black.
      7.Do at least 35 minutes of cardio straight at least once a day, at least three times a week, more if you are not trying to put on muscle.
      8.Do a large amount of full body exercises whenever possible (Jumping Jacks, Pull-ups, Chin ups, dips, squats, hanging leg raises, hanging knee raises, back raises, glute ham raises, burpees)
      9.Get at least 6 hours of sleep a night, but no more then 9.
      10.Here is the most important part: STICK TO IT!

      You can feel free to email me with any questions or comments

  27. QUESTION:
    whats a good healthy weight loss diet?

    • ANSWER:
      Eat as many natural foods as you can. Fruits and vegetables should be eaten with every meal and as a snack. Include lean protein such as skin less chicken, any seafood and trimmed meats in all meals. But only a small amount (about the size of your palm. Do not fry any food instead you should grill, bake, roast or steam.
      Try eating small meals throughout your day instead of 3 big ones, you'll soon notice that it will take less food to satisfy your hunger. I have found that eating only a snack size meal at dinner time has helped me. And I sleep alot better as well.
      Also a big mistake people make is cutting out carbs and dairy foods. Eat brown rice, wholegrain breads and brown pasta. And low fat yogurts, cheeses and milk. Instead of margarine or butter for sandwichs or cooking. Use spray olive oil and spread your bread with a low fat dip!!!
      Most importantly allow yourself one day off a week. Mine is a sunday. You can eat a take away meal, or chocolate or what ever you feel like but still in moderation. There are plenty of low fat fast food options now. This will stop you from feeling deprived and make your indulgence all the more satisfying because you know you've worked hard all week for it. Hope this helps you.

  28. QUESTION:
    Would taking diet/weight loss pills while maintaining a healthy diet/exercise routine increase my results?
    I am obese.

    I am on a good diet (lots of water and veggies) and have started working out 3-4 times a week. I am thinking of taking a diet pill additionally to these two things to increase my weight loss. Would it work?

    • ANSWER:
      i would do it the more natural way and not take a diet pill. I have actually had to cut gluten and dairy products out of my diet because i get migraines and that's what causes them, it's been only two weeks and i have noticed a lot of results and i don't even exercise. keep on exercising and eating healthy you're on the right track.

  29. QUESTION:
    Healthy Weight Loss Diet for 13 Year Old?
    ok, so i am a 13 year old girl (only 5') and weigh about 114 pounds. my BMI is 22.5, and all of the websites say this is healthy. here is my issue: i am not horribly fat or obeise or anything, but my stomach isn't ideal and neither are my thighs. they aren't as toned as i would like them to be. my diet right now isn't the best, meaning it consists of many fatty foods. i am, however, a vegetarian, and have been for about a year and a half now. i have tried doing aerobics, zumba, and other work out tapes, but i'm not athletic, so i find them quite difficult. i run occasionally, and plan to do more of it. ideally, i would like to go lose about 7 lbs (i don't have a certain time limit, but a few months would be nice). i am looking for a diet that i can easily commit to, and consume a reasonable amount of calories a day on. oh, and suggestions reguarding protein rich foods would also be greatly appreciated! since i no longer consume meat, it would be nice to know what else i can gain protein from. i would like to see suggestions for meals/snacks, and amount of calories i should consume daily and on certain things in your answers. for example: breakfast; apple/toast with peanut butter, ___ calories, snack; ____ with ____ calories, amount of calories per day; ____. yeah, that sort of thing, if that makes any sense lol :)
    oh, and please don't lecture me about how i don't need to lose weight or diet because i'm too young, i'm not trying to make myself size double zero and 70lbs, i just want to get in shape and get healthy.
    thankyou in advance for all of your help!
    -susie:)

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Susie :) I'm a vegetarian and what you described sounds like me so I think I can help.

      I've been losing weight and just felt better and healthier. Heres what I'm doing:

      I eat only light breakfast lunch and dinners, because for me that really is all I need (you might need a snack, just find out what's right for you). For protein I eat eggs a lot, and also edamame (soybeans), and sometimes for a treat I have some goat cheese and crackers for, like, lunch. Today so far I've eaten: Fried Eggs for breakfast (Two with a bit of olive oil and salt) and some apple. For lunch I had a sandwich with whole wheat bread, low fat cheese (cheddar) some lettuce, and lite mayonnaise (which is actually yummy). For dinner I think I'm going to have goat cheese and crackers (I eat small dinners because I don't really need the calories, after all I'm going to bed).

      I exercise whenever I can (little things: walking the dog,running a little) and at my camp we have the option to play Capture-The-Flag every day so I always play that. And also sometimes my mom and my brother ride there bike to the ice cream parlor in our town, and I go along but I just get water or something healthy if I am hungry. I also do yoga and when I'm watching TV or on the computer, I do little things like bounce on an exercise ball or do jumping jacks at commercial breaks (dorky but effective) :) .

      Good luck!

  30. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy diet for weight loss?
    Ok so today I ate:

    Breakfast: Cheerios with skimmed milk
    Morning snack: Apple with Mineral water
    Lunch: Fruit Salad containing Orange, Lemons, Grapes with a glass of Orange Cordial.
    Afternoon Snack: A fat free Yogurt with water.
    Dinner: Vegetable soup with a Glass of Fruit Juice.

    Is this an ok diet for weight loss? and any suggestions on how to Improve it? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Your name suggests that you’re a man. Men need a lot of calories. This diet is not even enough for an old woman.
      You do not lose weight by eating a low calorie diet. You will just force your body to lower your metabolism and adapt to lower caloric requirements…then you’ll get fat just eating normally again.
      You lose weight by eating enough and then exercising for 3,500 calories for each pound of fat reserves that you need to lose.

      Men: BMR = 66 + ( 6.23 x weight in pounds ) + ( 12.7 x height in inches ) - ( 6.8 x age in year )
      Women: BMR = 655 + ( 4.35 x weight in pounds ) + ( 4.7 x height in inches ) - ( 4.7 x age in years )

  31. QUESTION:
    Website for healthy weight loss and diet plans?
    I just want a website that has dieting tips and dieting plans e.t.c....

    • ANSWER:
      SPARKPEOPLE.com is excellent. It has a calorie tracker, goal settings, articles, video work-outs, blogs, online community groups, etc. Hope this helps! OH and its FREE. YEAYYY!

  32. QUESTION:
    whats a healthy weight loss diet for a 16 year old boy?
    im 16 i need a good diet cuz im gettin chubby

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    How do "fad diets" or "rapid weight loss diets" work?
    I know you usually more or less starve yourself or eat the same low-calorie thing for days, but how would you maintain that?

    Would switching back to a HEALTHY diet with plenty of exercise right after keep the weight off?

    PS no, I'm not going to try one. I'm just curious.

    • ANSWER:
      Well there are different types of Fad diets. The atkins diet for example(which is probably the most famous diet to date) is a diet that consist of only eating protein(mainly meats, poultry, fish and other proteins) and keeping away from Carbs(like rice, grains and so on). People often experience a quick weight loss within the first couple of weeks but unknown to many, the reason for weight loss is not a loss of fat. Instead what is going on is an imbalance of nitric oxide in the body. Eating so much protein creates this imbalance, and this imbalance causes the body to flush out water. So you really are doing nothing but tricking the scale. The weight loss cannot be kept after the diet is done and to top it off a well ran 5 year study showed that the atkins diet and others like it (which restrict carbs and rely on nothing but protein) are actually harmful to your arteries and damage them. Even though Dr. atkins denied that the atkins diet was harmful to his health, Dr. atkins himself suffered multiple heart attacks.

      Other rapid weight loss diets usually rely on low calorie consumption, like liquid or all green diets. These diets cause a rapid weight loss as well but they cause the weight loss in a different way then high protein diets do. These diets often times do not have enough protein, and even if they did have enough protein the same type of damage would occur but just at a lesser extent. What happens with these diets is the body does not get enough fuel(calories) and it needs this to survive so it extracts it from the body. But because you are not supplying your body with what it needs in not only takes these calories from fat but also from your muscle. lbs of muscle are usually lost when these diets are done, and even though the scale will show an improvement the mirror may not do the same. The loss in muscle will cause you to look more flabby and less toned. Aside from this muscle increases your metabolism(which is responsible for burning calories) so afterwards your body burns less calories which is why people usually gain the weight back so quickly and just as well gain more then they started off with.

      I'm glad you're not trying them :) hope I was helpful and if you're interested in other topics similar to this one visit http://www.healthlion.com
      ther are articles there that show you how to lose weight just by drinking water, getting a jogging routine going, swimming, and many others

  34. QUESTION:
    What is a cheap diet supplement that works in the aiding of weight loss (with healthy dieting and exercise)?
    I don't trust the products that guarantee immediate effects.

    I already use Tonalin® CLA, which seems to work (and I've seen it on many reliable sites), but I was wondering if there were any others.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there
      I have had great results using Proactol which is a natural fat binder and also helped me control my food cravings. when buying this product you will actually receive some pretty cool bonuses like free healthy recipes, an ebook to help you with your weight loss efforts plus some really good exercise videos so you get all the aspects important when wanting to lose weight:
      control of calories, exercise, healthy eating, restriction of the bad fats plus an appetite suppressant effect which will help you to maintain your healthy diet and turn it into a habit.

      Like I said, I have used the product myself and noticed that the longer I was using the better the results became (I had to lose atleast 65 lbs and did reach that, now I have been able to maintain it for almost a year :D and even still going down slowly)

      I have added some useful resources in the source box, one is a faq about proactol if you want to check it out, the other is a coupon discount page so that you can get it a lot cheaper.

      I hope this helps!

  35. QUESTION:
    Help I need a healthy diet for weight loss and muscle growth?
    I am half way there I now do 1hr cardio 5 times a week and 20 mins weights 3 times a week at the gym. I have been doing this for nearly a month and results are not to noticeable. I need to control my diet, what would you recomend for a diet, with this sort of exercise, i would say i burn 700 calories a session

    • ANSWER:
      paitence!!!!!wow you have done really well so just hang on and in another 4-8 weeks you will see the difference
      it took me 12 weeks remember you will be burning more cals now so restricting your diet will just make your body go into starvation mode and hold on to your food cals longer i suggest you eat more and you will see a difference,remember muscle weighs more than fat and you see yourself every day and dont see the change as much!

  36. QUESTION:
    A healthy diet weight loss plan?
    Help me make a diet plan. For example: for breakfast what should i eat, lunch,dinner, etc.. Also, I want a diet that is below 1200 calories.

    • ANSWER:
      I eat whatever I want just in moderation. As far as losing weight. I had the best luck with Acai Berry. I have to date lost 63 lbs. and am still losing. I have tried every diet and every pill out there and this has been a lifesaver for me and also my sister. I am recommending to everyone I know that wants to lose some weight. Here is a link I found for what I had used.
      http://www.acaiberryselect.com/splash.ph...

      I also do light excercise 30 min. a day 5 days a week.

  37. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy/weight loss diet, for someone without much money?
    Every morning I have about 1/2 cup of oatmeal I make the night before, using steel cut oats, a little splenda and cinnamon. Sometimes I add a little brown sugar-splenda mix for variety. About 1/2 cup Kefir lowfat pomegranate smoothie, and 1/2 cup frozen organic strawberries, raspberries and blackberries (I prefer frozen for the long shelf life, cheap price at BJs and the illusion that I'm eating some kind of ice cream or icy , they're so good!

    I also enjoy two mugs of coffee with just enough splenda to mask the bitterness and a dash of fat free half and half.

    For lunch I have a plain tuna sandwich, 1/2 can tuna in water with two slices whole grain bread (Giant Eagle brand), and about 1 cup of fresh raw broccoli, plain. I am a big fan of sweet potatoes, sometimes I'll replace some or all of the broccoli for a small plain one.

    I drink about three brewed mugs of green tea with lemon throughout the day.

    For what I call second lunch I have a turkey sandwich, same bread as before, with three thin slices of oven roasted turkey, a Laughing Cow garlic and herb cheese wedge spread, pickles and occasionally a bit of Newman's Own light honey mustard. Another cup of raw broccoli, too (it's my favorite).

    If I'm ever feeling snacky I'll eat a little bit of raw, unsalted almonds.

    Then dinner I make baked chicken with garlic, chili powder (cayenne only), oregano and parsley. I like it with either whole grain pasta or brown rice, and mixed veggies (cooked broccoli, carrots, yellow and red peppers in an extra virgin olive oil and herb sauce). Occasionally I'll skip the brown rice or pasta for two cheese stuffed big shells (big frozen bag from BJs for pretty cheap, and my husband loves them) baked in my E.V. olive oil, garlic, parsley and oregano blend. It's not whole grain and there are 270 calories in the two, but they are amazing and I only have them about once a week.

    At night a drink a couple mugs of sleepy time or lemon zinger tea.

    Is this an ok "diet"? I am 5'8", a little heavy from having a baby about 5 months back, and very busy with taking care of my husband and baby, cleaning and cooking. I walk a few times a day with my son in his stroller, about an hour and 1/2 total or more if I can. I do stretches for half an hour every morning and sometimes at night. I drink lots of plain, cold water, over the eight 8oz. cups some people recommend. I take a prenatal vitamin and fish oil type combo everyday (I had a lot left from pregnancy and breastfeeding the first few months), along with two fenugreek and one milk thistle pill. I don't add sugar, salt or butter to anything. I avoid trans fat and hydrogenated oils. I know a lot of people don't approve of splenda but I am a fan, and it's pretty cheap at BJs wholesale club. I am open to trying something new. I like a lot of bland foods. The only thing I cannot stand eating are chunks of onions. I hope to lose some weight over time and set a somewhat good example for my son.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you are working very hard to improve your health and set a good example for the family. I am sure your scale will tell you shortly if your plan is working. The main thing is variety. You will get bored with the same dietary plan. I can see you are working hard as it is. Perhaps, there is a site that will help with the menu planning and food purchasing that is free. You could try fitday.com, join, but don't pay anything. You will find lots of help, and all that you input is completely private.

  38. QUESTION:
    What is healthy for weight loss/dieting? I've lost 13lbs in 17 days.?
    I'm a not a health person so perhaps I need some advice on the issue.

    I was tired of being a little pudgy and I decided to lose some weight. I'm in my early 20's and my initial weight was 174 at December 20th. It is now January 5th and I currently weight 161. I would like to be around 140-145. Therefore, I have lost 13 lbs in 16/17 days. From a glance in a mirror I feel a lot better as I look thinner. I am not quite sure of the proper healthy methods of dieting and exercising. I have been munching on about 400-500 calories a day (frozen diet meals), vitamins, daily 3 mile running/walking, push ups, and sit ups, drinking a lot water. However, as of late I feel really exhausted and running seems much more difficult, small headaches, hard remaining focused/keeping attention. Is my weight loss program detrimental to my health or am I doing this properly? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      no, honey, this really isn't healthy.
      The amount you eat is burnt off simply by the 3 mile run leaving you with no energy to... well... live. Losing almost a pound a day is too much and can be really dangerous, you see If you try to lose more than the recommended one to two pounds of fat per week, your body will turn to and burn its own muscle for energy. The loss of lean muscle mass negates any weight loss you might be trying to accomplish, as muscle is what makes your body healthy and toned. Having more muscle makes your resting metabolism work harder, which means you burn more calories while you're at rest. You must consume at least 1,200 calories a day to prevent the loss of muscle.

      Plus, the lethargy, toll on your appearance, likely malnutrition and weakened immune functioning due to such a restrictive diet isn't all that great either.

      You can afford to eat a bit more and lose weight a little slower for the sake of your health!

      xxx

  39. QUESTION:
    is this a healthy weight loss diet?
    everyday for the past week or so i have been eating 2 bowls of frosted mini wheats for breakfast, 2 brownie clif bars, and a *hit load of baby carrots.(clif bar and carrots for lunch- same for dinner) is this healthy or should i add a multivitamin?
    is it bad to eat a bag of baby carrots a day? sometimes i eat an orange.
    breakfast- 2 bowls mini wheats. lunch- 1 clif brownie bar and a few carrots dinner- 1 clif brownie bar and a few carrots i snack on more carrots when i get hungry so i go through a bag of baby carrots a day about.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, here are some tips to get you started,

      1. Eat fresh fruit instead of drinking fruit juice. Juice is often sweetened but fresh fruits have natural sugars. When you eat fruit, you are taking in a lot of fiber, which is needed by the body, and fruits of course are an excellent source of vitamins.

      2. If you do have a craving for fruit juice then go for fresh fruit juice instead of these that contain artificial flavors and colors. Or even better, try making your own fruit juice taking care not to sweeten it with too many calories.

      3. Choose fresh fruit to processed fruits. Processed and canned fruits do not have as much fiber as fresh fruit and processed and canned fruits are nearly always sweetened.

      4. Increase your fiber intake. Like I mentioned, the body needs a lot of fiber. So try to include in your diet as many fruits and vegetables as you can.

      5. Go crazy on vegetables. Vegetables are your best bet when it comes to losing pounds. Nature has a terrific spread when it comes to choosing vegetables. And the leafy green vegetables are your best bet. Try to include a salad in you diet always.

      6. Eat intelligently. The difference between man and beast is that we are driven by intelligence while beasts are driven by instinct. Don’t just eat something because you feel like eating it. Ask you’re self whether your body really needs it.

      7. Watch what you eat. Keep a watchful eye on every thing that goes in. Sometimes the garnishes can richer than the food itself. Accompaniments too can be very rich. Remember that it is the easiest thing in the world to eat something without realizing that it was something that you should not have eaten. Selective memory you know’

      8. Control that sweet tooth. Remember that sweet things generally mean more calories. It is natural that we have cravings for sweet things especially chocolates and other confectionery. Take this weight loss tips seriously and go easy on theses things and each time you consume something sweet understand that it is going to add on somewhere.

      9. Fix times to have meals and stick to it. Try to have food at fixed times of the day. You can stretch these times by half an hour, but anything more than that is going to affect your eating pattern, the result will either be a loss of appetite or that famished feeling which will make you stuff yourself with more than what is required the next time you eat.

      10. Eat only when you are hungry. Bonus weight loss tips here–> (make sure you are not just thirsty!)Some of us have the tendency to eat whenever we see food. We use parties as an excuse to stuff our selves. Understand that the effect of a whole week of dieting can be wasted by just one day’s party food. Whenever you are offered something to eat do not decline it completely bit just break of a nibble so that you appear to mind your manners and at the same time can watch your diet.

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  40. QUESTION:
    Need a healthy but good diet for weight loss?
    my goal is to like 70 pounds in 90 days, i need a healthy diet tht wud help me put weight off but give me protiens and nutrients i need without starving my self. I will be working out too so dnt worry the weight loss is not completely dieting. so any idea wud really aprecciate it

    • ANSWER:
      Sit ups and do crunches, you build sum lean muscle there plus the cardio exercise you do, you will loose whatever you want, and dont forget to cut down on your fatty food intakes. To lose in as little as 3 weeks, listen to music while you do it and make sure the abdominal pain is there else you are not doing much.

  41. QUESTION:
    What about fruit promote weight loss? Will a healthy diet and eating a lot of fruit help weight loss?
    I eat 3 meals a day but I eat A LOT of fruit instead of snacks. I pick at apples, bananas, grapes and other fruits all day long. Can this simply help me lose weight? What is fruit helps the weight loss process?

    • ANSWER:
      It is very important to take not only fruits but also veggies for weight loss and healthy leaving. keep doing it will see the results. i have placed a like i read about the importance of fruits and veggies for your weight loss. good luck . . . don't ever give up.

  42. QUESTION:
    1500 calorie diet- healthy weight loss?
    is this healthy weight loss?
    and should i eat lots of protein to make sure the weight i lose will not be muscle?
    thanks!
    this is what i was kind of thinking

    breakfast: 2 slices toast with 2 teaspoons peanut butter
    lunch: chicken or tuna sandwich
    dinner: salmon and salad or small portion of what everyone else is having

    suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      try the lil Jack workout http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKCGe2Ezris
      its so easy a baby could do it

  43. QUESTION:
    how does this sound for a healthy weight loss diet...?
    im 5'10 270lbs and im 20years old. the diet im thinkin of doing is make a fresh fruit smoothie in the morning with fat free milk and yogurt and fresh/frozen fruits. then for lunch make a sandwich with veggies and low fat meat no cheese and mustard on wheat bread. then for dinner have grilled chicken with seasoning and some fresh veggies and maybe a side of beans. then for snacks have fruits and veggies.. is there anything i should add or remove from this diet. i already have an exercise regimen so i dont need help with tht

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds great and yummy :) maybe add a bit more of calcium to your diet!
      Also, to my smoothie in the morning i add ground flax seed (look for it at a health shop), it's so good for you and your heart especially! has great omega-3's and cant even tell it's there. Plus i up my fiber content by adding a fiber powder also
      Try adding more fish to your diet!
      Also, it's important to have a daily multivitamin, and if you dont eat your omega-3's (found in walnuts, fish, and flax seed) then look for a fish oil tablet-i recommend nature's valley. I take mine at night along with my multivitamin.

  44. QUESTION:
    FOODs that are good for dieting??? What some foods that are healthy for a weight loss diet?
    That u can stock up at the grocery store. I mean like low calories and all that fun stuff

    • ANSWER:
      To correct the above, nuts are not a good idea when dieting... they're full of fat and carbs. Prepared foods like protein bars are to be approached with caution... read the label. Better to stick with mother nature.

      Vegetables are the best.... you can eat all you want and still lose weight. A diet should not have to make you hungry. Add some fruits and lean meats like fish or chicken breast and you're all set. A little daily exercise accelerates the weight loss.

      I lost 50 pounds in about three months following this simple plan.

  45. QUESTION:
    weight loss, fad diets, and gaining weight?
    What is the difference between healthy weight loss and healthy weight gain?

    Why do you think fad diets are so popular?

    • ANSWER:
      The difference is one your taking off the weight and the other your putting on. Fad diets are popular because they seem easier than eating healthier and exercise. Most times they are not healthier though.

  46. QUESTION:
    What is a good weight loss diet for vegetarians?
    Being a vegetarian for over 10 years, I now need to lose some of the weight i've put on in this time. Unfortunatly I must be eating an unblalance diet as i see plenty diets but most are for meat eaters none for us veggies. Any ideas for a good healthy Vegitarian weight loss program ?

    • ANSWER:
      The same one that applies to omnivors: eat less, exercise more.

      :)

  47. QUESTION:
    Is 3 miles of running 5 x a week followed by a very healthy diet enough for weight loss?
    Is 3 miles of running on the treadmill (followed by a healthy diet) enough to lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      yes. Drink lots of water and no soft drinks and you on it girl. Moderate exercise and proper diet. works every time

  48. QUESTION:
    What is a healthy weight loss pill?
    I'm looking for a silk that is not harmful to my body. I don't have time to workout, so I need something to jump start me. Also, I will be eating a healthy diet.

    • ANSWER:
      Wow Amanda!
      Will you send me some money?
      Anyone that isn't going to make weight loss and health a priority and MAKE TIME to exercise, shop wisely, prepare their meal plans in advance, and focus on the goal of healthy weight loss is a prime target for the con atrists selling all the junk out there.
      Good luck.

  49. QUESTION:
    Dieting Tips or a Healthy Weight Loss Plan to Lose 10 pounds?
    I am trying to lose 10 pounds and create a healthier lifestyle for myself and so I was wondering if anyone had an healthy tips that worked for them. FYI, I am not obese or even overweight, I am a college athlete and I want to lose weight and up my game to help improve my performance, not to mention look better so please no answers that just say get up off my butt, I already do that.

    • ANSWER:
      I recently discovered a web site (http://the-diet-solutions-program.org) that offers a free on-line video about a superb weight loss program. The video provides lots of informative content about how to lose 10% of unwanted fat in 30 days. The video made so much sense to me that I bought the book that the video is based upon.

      The "The Diet Solution Program" weight loss program described in the web site video appeals to me because it does not involve starvation. I can still enjoy foods, I just need to choose which ones are fat-burning and which ones prevent fat-burning. The video on the web site goes over these foods. The book is a wealth of information about these foods.

      The other reason I like this program is because it describes a diet that can easily be adopted into a lifestyle. Since it teaches how to lose weight by eating the right healthy foods, the fat is burned off naturally and stays off forever.

      I was surprised about some of the foods that I was eating that I thought were healthy but were really working against me. The video and the book were real eye-openers and have changed me for the better.

  50. QUESTION:
    A Weight loss/healthy diet for a week?
    can someone help me think up of a diet to eat during a day to loose like 15 pounds... like in detail what foods to eat and when to eat

    • ANSWER:


Healthy Weight Loss Diets Home

Healthy snacks, that taste good too, can help us meet our daily nutritional needs. Children in particular need healthy snacks that provide the essential nutrients and satisfy their growing bodies. Healthy snacks add extra calories and nutrients to an athlete's diet without taking too much time to prepare or eat. Healthy snacks can give kids a boost, especially after school or going to and from activities.

Exercise is a part of a well-rounded lifestyle. No matter what type of activity you participate in, it is important to nourish your body with the right foods before and after you exercise. If you participate in sports, eating the right snacks after the big game can make all the difference to your body.

During any sporting event, whether intramural, or in your backyard, the muscles take a good beating. You feel good afterwards but that doesn't mean that your body isn't in need of some serious refueling. The body burns a lot of calories with each minute of play.

Perspiration is sticky and stinky at times but it is the body's way of cooling off. You lose vitamins and electrolytes through your sweat. These nutrients need to be put back so that the body can recover sufficiently. Recovery involves building stronger muscle fibers and restoring the chemical balance inside your body.

Healthy snacks are the way to go, for sure. But, you still need to be careful about the portions that your child consumes. Healthy snacks are the key to meeting their nutrient needs each day. Most kids need to eat every 2-3 hours to get in all the nutrients and calories they need to sustain adequate growth. Healthy snacks are (not just can be) an integral part of a healthy way of eating. Experience and science show that to maintain good levels of energy - without sharp peaks and valleys we should eat every three hours.

What you eat after a workout is just as important as what you eat before. Eating before consists of foods that will help you sustain a certain energy level during the game. That is mostly complex carbohydrates. After a game, your body is in repair mode and needs foods that will feed the effort. Here are five great ideas for healthy after-sport snacks:

1.Water doesn't seem like much of a snack but it is essential for the body to function properly. After a game, the body can be dehydrated depending on how much you sweat. Water is the pure way to get the body going and cooled off after so much activity. Adding a sugar-free flavor packet to the water is okay too.

2.High protein foods such as a piece of turkey breast on lettuce as a wrap or on a slice of whole grain bread. Protein is needed to repair the muscle and build it up again.

3.Certain fruits such as a banana. It is not especially sweet and it is full of potassium and carbohydrates. Foods that have a high carb count will supply the right type of energy to sustain you after a game.

4. Trail mix is also a good choice to add energy to your body. You've just had fun and played hard so the body needs good things put back in. Nuts provide protein and healthy fats. Pretzels and legumes provide good carbs to keep you moving and not shaky after a sporting event.

5.Dairy products such as yogurt provide protein and other vitamins the body needs, including calcium. A cup of non-fat or low fat yogurt gives your system a boost.

Healthy party snacks provide energy all day long, while sugary or fatty snacks give you a quick energy rush but ultimately leave you feeling depleted. And if you give yourself a variety of choices, healthy snacking is never boring. Healthy snacking can be very beneficial. Not only will it help you reach your nutrition goals, but it can give you that extra energy to help keep you performing at your best.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Healthy dieting and weight loss help?
    Okay so I am about 5'4, I'm a young teen, and weigh about 120 lbs. I'm really looking for good tips on eating and any exercise that may help. I exercise twice a week and I'm about to start running an additional one maybe two times a week. My problem is that the weight won't come off. Some may argue that I'm at a healthy weight because of my height but so far I have "love handles", a large stomach, and thin legs. I also have a size 11 shoe in women's, so I know I'm still growing.

    If it helps I usually eat frosted flakes in the morning with 2% milk, a small lunch, and I eat too much at home.

    Any and all tips are well appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Cup of wholegrain cereal or 3/4 cup steel cut oats (oatmeal) made with 250mL 2% milk and a serving of fruit.

      3/4 Cup granola/ musili made with a cup of lowfat yoghurt, 1/4 cup nuts/ seeds and a serving of fruit.

      Slice of wholewheat toast/ english muffin/ bagel with 2tbsp natural peanut butter a thinly slice apple/ banana and/ or raisins with 250mL 2% milk (or 3/4 cup cottage cheese/ lowfat yoghurt)

      Egg's/ omelete with a slice of toast- 2tsp margerine and/ or turkey sasuages/ turkey bacon/ lean sliced deli meat (turkey/ chicken/ ham/ roast beef) with wither 250mL 2% milk or 1/2 cup lowfat yoghurt with a serving of fruit.

      Serving of fruit ~ Medium fruit: apple/ orange/ banana/ etc ..
      3/4 Cup berries, fresh- frozen
      1/4 Cup dried fruit
      1/2 Cup applesauce/ canned fruit/ or diced fruit (pineapple/ melons/ etc ..)
      250mL Fruit juice

      Try a wholewheat sandwhich with 3 slices lean deli meat, a slice of cheese and tbsp healthy sauce/ spread. With a serving of fruit or crunchy vegetables and hummus with 250mL 2% milk or lowfat yoghurt.
      - Or baked beans -- vegetarian/ turkey chili (Cup) with wholewheat toast- 2tsp margerine or wholegrain crackers with 2oz cheese ~ or 1/4 cup shredded with crunchy vegetables and hummus.
      - White canned albacore tuna on wholegrain flatbread crackers with cottage cheese and a salad with 2tbsp dressing

      For dinner try 3-4oz protein (chicken/ turkey/ steak- pork tenderlion/ fish/ etc ..) 1/2 cup brown- long grain rice and 3/4 cup cooked vegetables in tbsp olive oil (or side salad- 1tbsp dressing)

      Hope i'v helped, goodluck
      Snacks are important too!

  2. QUESTION:
    Does eating broccoli & fish & mushrooms sound like a healthy weight loss meal for lunch?
    Does eating broccoli & fish & mushrooms sound like a healthy weight loss meal for lunch?
    I read somewhere that broccoli makes your stomach bloat? Is that just temporary or does it not help me in getting a flat stomach?

    I do yoga regularly on top of watching my diet. It's just that there's only crap food around my office area so I think it's time to cook at home and microwave at work.

    • ANSWER:
      Broccoli is good for your health, but it does make your stomach bloat. You can eat salad instead of broccoli if it bothers you about the bloat. If it does not, it is just temporary

  3. QUESTION:
    Is this healthy weight loss?
    Ok, I'm losing weight but im not sure if it's healthy or not. For ten days I traveled somewhere and I was walking a lot, probably the most I have been in my entire life but the food I ate wasn't exactly the healthiest food in the world. When I came home, I saw that I lost a pound. It's been a couple of days and I'm still losing weight. After 3 days, i lost 2.5 pounds. I'm still losing 0.7 pounds a day, which would be 4.9 pounds for a week. Aren't you supposed to lose only 1 or 2 pounds a week to be healthy weight loss? Or is it because of the muscles I gained that's making me lose weight?
    Diet-wise, I'm eating healthier food but not really exercising. Thanks for any answers.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey! (:
      When you're first losing weight, the pounds will start coming off pretty quickly but in a bit you'll start losing an average of 2lb a week.

      Hope I helped! Good luck!!! (=

  4. QUESTION:
    Can someone please help me with my weight loss issue?
    Okay, so i'm a teenage girl and i have body issues. I know you may think i'm just like every other girl..but i consider mine to be a major burden in my life. Let's just say that i used to go home after school when i was in 3rd grade to do tae bo. Nothing seemed to work until 2 and a half years ago when my parents noticed my problem as well. I went from 170 pounds down to 132 through healthy dieting and exercise. I was feeling great about myself until i entered high school, started look at the other girls, and realized i could be a lot thinner. Since then, the stresses of school and my social life have led me to go back up to 145. I can't seem to go back down now and have resorted to unhealthy methods. I have also since been to a therapist, but that hasnt worked either. I constantly look at other girls and have such a feeling of envy that i don't want to have anymore. I just want to be happy with myself. I don't want to hurt myself but losing this weight is the only thing i want right now..i just can't figure out why it's so hard. I know i can do it, i've done it before. But lately i've sunken into a depression due to family and friend issues which has caused me to resort to mt.dew, doritos, and snack cakes. I guess i'm aware that the only true answer to long term, healthy weight loss is diet and exercise, but i just can't seem to get back on the horse again. Can anybody offer any tips or motivating insight to help me finally feel good about myself?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Elise

      We all have gone through this at some point in life, I think its more about acceptance than any weight issue.

      The deal with all this is finding out who you are as an individual, you need to be happy with yourself and stop thinking about what other people might think - that comes with age.

      You`ll find in years to come that the prom queen turned out to be a nobody working a mcjob.

      Lots of people make a massive possitive impact on the world and when you are happy with yourself others see that too.

      You know what you need to do, you dont need us lot to patronise you with answers you already know.

      You go girl, find something you love and stick at it.

      Thinking about it whilst chomping on a bag of doritos doesnt do any good.

      Bottom line, dont be all concerned about image, as you can make a real difference and if you just want tips for a healthy diet, listen to yourself and just have that little bit more willpower.

      All the best

      James

  5. QUESTION:
    At home exercises for a new mom for weight loss?
    I want to lose weight just because I need to tone my stomach, hips, thighs, and waist. I'm a healthy weight, but I want the rolls gone. :)

    Height: 5'5
    Weight: 130
    Diet: 1200 calorie/diet
    Current exercise: 30 minutes stationary bike/3x a week

    Goal Weight: 120

    Based on everything, what do I need to work on? I need exercises to be done AT HOME!

    • ANSWER:
      The MOST important thing is to eat naturally..without medicines, chemicals, "starving" your self etc.

      first, it would be best for you to eat as healthy as possible..this will also help you considerably to lose weight gradually and naturally..

      eat fresh fruits, vegetables, drink plenty of WATER..avoid all cokes, caffeines, smoking, alchohol etc. as these also add weight as well as they contain chemicals which disturb your natural bio rythmns as well as brain chemistry. try not to eat too much meat, and the meat you should eat should be "lean meat" such as steamed chicken and rice, or steamed fish with rice..and vegetables,, this should be your staple diet rice and vegetables with fruits..AVOID "JUNK FOOD" and "Fast Food" as this type of food is very unhealthy, lacking in vitamins really and has plenty of fattening molecules which make one gain weight and is very bad for overall health.

      if you snack,, try fruits with yogurt or fruit yogurt and nuts.. nuts are very healthy for your body .and contain proteins.

      go for walks every evening or morning or whenever you get time each day for 1 hour or 2 hours..make this somewhere you enjoy walking even if you have to drive a bit to there..and make this a daily routine..you will enjoy it once you get into it ..and it makes you feel great after..just walking for 1 hour or 2 hours.

      if you do this..every day for one month ..you should lose around 10 pounds (.714 stone) per month until you get to your natural healthy weight.. look up on the internet for an idea of what your weight for your height should be ..and when you get to this weight,,your body will look very nice and you will feel very good.

      10 pounds (.714 stone ) each month in 3 months you should lose 30 pounds (2 stones, 2 pounds)..for sure...but no junk food and dont drink alcohol or smoke, dont eat junk..just healthy food with vitamins and walking 1 hour or 2 hours every day..and drink plenty of water..this is guaranteed way to lose weight naturally and for good, if you stick to this, which you should,,as it makes you feel so much more positive due to the vitamins and lack of chemicals making you feel depressed...

      btw, forgot to mention,,just in case you dont know how to really make healthy meals..buy a "food steamer" at your local deparment store..they are very cheap and work very well..as well as buy a "rice cooker" which is also very cheap..eating rice is a great way to get your necessary carbs "healthy carbs" to lose weight and has lots of natural energy inside. you can buy asian rice at most large supermarkets or if you have a local oriental market..they sale quality asian rice.. thai or indian rice is good "jasmine rice".. buy corn or canola oil to sprinkle on vegetables or rice before steaming to add to taste as well as you can buy several nice spices like "cumin" or "Curry powders", etc.just sprinkle on the vegetables before steaming to give nice taste.

      drink "Green Tea" as this is very healthy and helps burn extra fat faster...you can buy quality green tea at most oriental shops or large supermarkets as well

  6. QUESTION:
    Is my diet healthy for weight loss?
    I've decided to diet and i've chosen pork and beans, cheese and crackers, peanut butter and crackers, peanut butter and banana sandwiches on wheat and only water for when im at home and the occasional subway when im on the run. Is this a good idea or would they not help at all? I know the peanut butter, bananas and beans are a good idea but should i go with regular beans instead of PORK and beans? And should I avoid cheese all together? I have also been exercising 3 times a week for an hour each day to help.
    The pork and beans have 1.5g fat per serving
    the peanut butter has 16g of fat per serving but its very good for you
    the saltines (wheat) have 1.5g of fat per serving (5 crackers)

    • ANSWER:

  7. QUESTION:
    I need a good exercise plan and diet tips for a healthy weight loss?
    Ok i'm 15
    and 5"4 and weight about 230 pounds
    i think more since the last time i weighed myself
    i really want to lose weight becuase i want to get heal;thy and lower my risk for heart attack and diabetes
    but every weight loss website ive been to means i have to work out for 6 hours a day and count every tiny thing i eat
    which is something i dont really have time for

    I want to get into a god college so i spend alot of time studying and doing homework or at school doing some extra-curricular activity
    I'm in ALL AP classes and alot of extra curricular
    So my day is pretty much waking up at 6:00am going to school from 8:00am to 8:00pm getting home eating doing homework studying till about 12ish 1 ish and then repeating the day

    I dont know where i can really get exercise into that whole mesh of things since i don't take P.E at school anymore and theres no way i can get it in

    And then i dont really have much exercise equipment
    resistance band
    jump rope
    step machine (really hard for me to do)
    and exercise ball 65cm

    yeah i'm willing to put 30-mins to an hour to exercise
    becuase that all the time i really have

    So if you could make me a diet plan thats not too restrictive but mostly tips becuase i dont want to spend my whole day figuring out how many calories ive eaten how many calories i have left toeat how manyu minutes i need to workout to burn those calories and whats foods i should eat next
    its just too much stress for me and the last thing i need is stress

    and and exercise plan
    cardio and strength and maybe some stretches too please
    things that burn alot of fat
    if you could help me that would be amazing

    Thank you!!

    • ANSWER:
      First check out what is your blood group and what diet is good for your health .

      Basically there are 3 types of Diet

      + ----- HIGHLY BENEFICIAL, FOOD ACTS LIKE MEDICINE
      O ----- NEUTRAL FOOD
      X ----- AVOID, FOOD ACTS LIKE A POISON

      Check out what diet helps lose or gain weight and what diet is really good to be healthy based on your blood group .

      -Blood group O is for Old.- Type O.

      http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
      Sweetcorn
      Kidney beans
      Cabbage
      Brussel sprout
      Cauliflower

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
      Liv 52
      Sea food
      Iodized salt
      Liver
      Red meat
      Spinach
      Broccoli

      -Blood group A is for Agrarian.-__ Type A.

      http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
      Meat
      Dairy foods
      Kidney beans
      Lima beans
      Wheat

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
      Liv 52
      Vegetable oils
      Soya foods
      Vegetables
      Pineapple

      -Blood group B is for Balance.-__ Type B.

      http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
      Lentils
      Sweetcorn
      Peanuts
      Sesame seeds
      Buckwheat
      Wheat

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
      Liv 52
      Green vege
      Meat
      Lamb Liver
      Eggs

      __ Blood group Type AB.

      http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
      Red meat
      Kidney beans
      Seeds
      Sweetcorn
      Buckwheat

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
      Liv 52
      Tofu
      Seafood
      Green vege
      Dairy products
      Alkaline fruits
      Pineapples

  8. QUESTION:
    Diet/excersize plan for weight loss/ healthy living?
    I'm looking for someone to help me create a diet and excersize plan.

    FACTS: I work out about an hour for 3 days a week with my trainer, and do my own home work outs for maybe 20-30 minutes on my off days (without trainer).

    EAT: I eat about 2 eggs in the morning, a fruit, vegetables or fruit for lunch with an egg or so, and salmon or chicken for dinner. Sometimes I'lll mix it up by eating some raisin bran cereal for breakfast with Milk.

    DRINK: I drink about 10 cups of water a day. ( or close to it). Also drink green tea and occasionally milk with cereal.

    PROBLEM: sometimes I feel like I eat TOO much to the point where I'm bloated and gross. I try to limit calories so that doesn't happen, but it does. And then It makes me crave sweets and stuff.

    On top of that, It seems like my work out plan really isn't helping. I'm trying to lose about 10 - 20 pounds.

    If you could comment on my day to day regime, what would you say? Can you help me formulate and work out/ eat plan?
    THank you very much.

    • ANSWER:
      The easy answer is eat less, do more.

      But you seem to use the word about a lot. What kind of workout are you doing with a personal trainer for about an hour, three times a week? Aren't they giving you what you are seeking in an exercise plan? How long have you been working with this trainer?

      If this is all you are eating and you are watching your calories....then why are you feeling bloated? Are you eating the sweets and stuff?

      I see from one of your other posts that you are 5'3 and 128 pounds or so. I doubt you are overweight and you probably don't need to lose another 10-15 pounds. Maybe 5-7, But I think you probably need to up the intenstity of your workouts, when you do workout. Especially on your off days? 20 minutes? I can't even imagine that you are getting out of breath or breaking a sweat at 20 minutes. The body doesn't even start breaking down fat, in most people, until after you have been working out for 30 minutes. And are you varying those workouts? If you work out the same amount of time each week, week after week, your body becomes accustomed to it.

      If you haven't been working out for very long with the trainer I would give them more time, but if you are paying good money for a personal trainer, you should be seeing some results either in toning, muscle, loss of fat, or weight loss.

      In regards to your diet....are you really getting enough good fat and protein in your diet? Your body probably craves sweets because you don't give it something it really wants, especially if you are eating the same low calorie meals, meal after meal. Even with healthy foods your body can feel blah if you don't get enough of the right nutrients and vitamins. Are you taking a daily supplement of vitamins? Most dieticians recommed it so you aren't missing out on something. It's okay to snack between meals as long as it is a good snack. Eat 5-6 smaller meals a day to total 1500-1800 calories a day depending on how much you are working out. You can eat as much vegetables as you wish as well as fruit, but always eat more vegetables than fruit, and more green vegetables than other vegetables. Egg whites instead of whole eggs and so on.

      But without knowing what you specifically do for workouts....all I can really say is up the intenstiy, variety, and do a lot of cross training and interval training. Your personal trainer should be able to help you with that.

      Good luck.

  9. QUESTION:
    What are some short, at-home weight loss exercises? Also- some good healthy snacks?
    Hey- I'm looking for some short (half an hourish: or at least less than an hour a day), at-home weight-loss exercises. I don't have much equipment- just a weight bench (missing the leg part) and some weights (obviously). It doesn't have to be instant results- just something that will prevent me from gaining and weight, and lose some as well. I know diet is important too- I think I eat pretty healthy, no fast food or anything- but what are some good, healthy snacks? I generally end up eating some cookies or chips or something, which I'm sure isn't helping.

    Anyway, thanks a lot.

    • ANSWER:
      Yogurt covered almonds can be found in most healthfood sections of the store. They're more of a sweet treat that still contain a lot of protein, for when you're craving something with a little more sugar, but they are also beneficial.

      Nuts in general including pine nuts and soy nuts are normally known to curb your appetite and give you a healthy helping of proteins oils.

      Of course fruits are great as snacks but try to get what is in season. It will ensure the quality of the fruit and the fruit will probably have been grown with less chemicals if it IS in season.

      Seeds, like nuts, are good to eat.

      But over all, try to avoid snacking and really focus on your meals. If you eat proper meals you will have less desire for snacks.

  10. QUESTION:
    Healthy weight loss routine?
    Im 15 and weigh 128 pounds
    id like to lose weight, but i want to be healthy while i do it. During the week, with schoolwork and friends i have a hard time going out and exercising, other then walking home from school (25 minute walk).
    What are some things i could do at home to exercise, and some other things for the weekend? What is a good daily routine? As for food, my parents only shop at whole foods and i eat pretty healthy. If someone could post a weekly routine of diet and exercise for me that would be greatt! thanks :]

    • ANSWER:
      Whatever you do, DON'T use weight loss pills! That's not the way to lose weight, especially for someone like you who doesn't weigh that much anyway! Plus those drugs won't help your health. You're young enough to take control of your health in a more positive way.
      I'd recommend just light exercise, since your eating habits seem healthy enough anyway. If you diet as well, then you'd lose too much weight too fast, and you'd end up like a stick insect.
      Jogging is the best way to lose weight and tone up fast. Though if you think that you might not be fit enough to jog then try this -

      Time yourself -
      Jog slowly for 2 mins, then walk for 3 mins. Then jog for another 2 minutes and walk for 3 minutes again. Repeat this about ten times.

      As you keep doing this, maybe three times a week, then its remarkable how quickly you'll build up resistance and fitness and lose pounds too. Eventually you'll be able to jog for much longer. But if you don't want to leave the house, then i'd recommend buying some light weights, or using tins of food if you cant get weights, and then doing lots of curl repetitions. Anything that works up a sweat is good. But make sure you keep eating enough, and whatever you do, don't take pills. Those are for lazy clinically obese people. So take control now whilst you're still young, and then these habits will last a lifetime, and allow you to have a healthy life when you're older. I started exercising when i was in my mid teens, as i was a little overweight too, and it was the best decision i made as i am much healthier and happier now. Just build an exercise routine, nothing too strenuous, and you'll reap the rewards. It's amazing how quickly you can tone up by just doing a light jog every once in a while.

      So please be sensible, because it sounds to me like you're fine as you are anyway!

  11. QUESTION:
    Healthy Weight Loss For A Fifteen Year Old?
    Get ready for a life story guys...

    So, I've always been over-weight. Always. I'm going to be fifteen in june, and I'm already a large or an XL is stores like abercrombie, Aritzia, aeropostale, all those stores. My thighs are big and jiggly, my stomach, let's just say it could be a lot better, and my arms are flabby. I've tried to eat healthier and that lasts for about three days. I don't eat a lot of junk food, but you know, I could cut back. Whenever I try to talk to my mom about she just says, "You're perfect just the way you are. You're beautiful honey, you don't need to lose weight." But I'm not comfortable going to stores and going to the checkout with big sizes. I'm just not comfortable with myself. We don't have any money for a gym membership, or a home gym, so all the activity I would do, would have to be without any equipment. I also want to do it behind my mom's back, I don't want to, but that's just the way it is. So here's the shocker... I'm 145 pounds and I'm fourteen, I'm not obese (says my wii fit), but I'm not average, I'm overweight. And I hate it, I. HATE. IT. I don't want to be the girl in high school who is fat. You know? There's always that girl. So, are there anyways I could eat healthier, without asking my mom to buy all special dieting foods? Like, limiting portions and stuff? And some excersises I could do that would make me drop the weight on my legs, arms and stomach fast. Well, not like one month fast, because that's not healthy, but I'd like to be around 110, so i'd have to drop 35 POUNDS! Which is crazy hard, because my metabolism is slow. I'm sorry for rambling on about my life story, but I need help with eating habits and fitness workouts, without my mom knowing. THANKS A MILLION! :) love you guys on here!

    • ANSWER:
      1. excersice
      Its good to find some time to jog for at least 15-20 min. a day to get your heart pumping, its healthy and you'll be excersising not only your leg muscles, but also (well, of course) your heart.
      2. Sleep early at a regular time,
      It`s not good to sleep irregularly, when sleeping at a certain time like 10pm, then stick to it! Make sure not to change it to 12pm or 1pm. It`s good to sleep for at least 8-10 hrs, depending on your age. And DO NOT EAT RIGHT BEFORE YOU SLEEP, because that food will just be converted to fat and that brings us to the next one...

      3. Balancing what you eat
      What you are is what you eat, or something like that. It is true though, what you put in your body, is what will see or feel in a matter of time. Eat your daily recommended, fruits, wegetebles, meat, and dairy. Dont eat too much sweets or fast foods. Once in a while is fine, but everyday is not good.

      4. Have a balanced life style
      It`s all about balancing, everything from work time, family time, social or firends time, and me time or if your christiané have a religion that has something to do with worshipping God, a god or gods then add in God time.

      tip: just dont take any extreme diets because they may not even work and might even help you gain weight, instead of losing or it will work, but in the end, you might become bulimic and its just not healthy.

      and one more thing ;) - be proud of who you are, you know i havefriends who are like 200 or 210 pounds, but they dont care or give a crap but id like for them and people who are a little over weight to lose weight because its healthy, but dont put yourself down for it.

  12. QUESTION:
    Weight loss/keeping healthy tips for a 13yr old?
    Ok, first off I’m not massively overweight maybe like 3 kilos (6 lbs) or something lol.

    I know that sounds like nothing to worry about, but I want to lose it and to just get healthy generally.

    I need to know some ways I can exercise at home without injuring myself:) I can’t go for walks or anything because, well, we have some creeps living in our neighborhood. I can take my dog every so often (I feel safer) but only if shes had a huge walk the day before because otherwise she gets really excited and pulls me along (shes enormous).

    And we can’t get equipment because my parents just bought a house and were kinda short of money at the moment.

    Also, is my diet healthy enough? I eat cereal for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch and fruit and nuts or something for recess, that’s healthy I know, but after school I’ll come home and have a pot noodle and later some biscuits or something, so how can I fix that?

    Anyway, sorry it’s so long, and I hope it’s understandable. Thanks

    Oh, and please don’t tell me to not be worried about my weight at this age, it’s less about that and more about wanting to be healthy.

    • ANSWER:
      You're only 13. You may not have reached your final height and full size, and dieting could seriously disrupt your development.

      However, if you're determined to loose 3 kilos then the above will not stop you. Take part in team sports (where you feel safer than on your own) and eat healthily afterwards with the team.

      When you come home from school, try to eat something with fresh vegetables and have some fruit afterwards if you're still hungry. Pot noodles do not have all the vitamins you need. Try a jacket potato and some tuna, or maybe pasta with sauce.

  13. QUESTION:
    Can anyone give me some extra little weight loss tips? I already have a healthy diet and I do exercise?
    Basically I need to lose 12 pounds in 25 days. Plus at least another inch of my waist which is currently 29.5 inches...

    I am 5'7", I started out a week ago weighing 180 and am now 176, I have been eating 1100 calories a day. Plus I am exercising everyday just doing like crunches, sit-ups, squats, stair running and fast walking.

    Can anyone please give me some more little tips that could help me achieve the weight loss goal?
    I mean like any foods that are good for weight loss, or other exercises I can do at home...

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      First, eat about 100-200 more calories per day or you risk your body going into starvation mode, which means you wont lost weight.

      Make sure you are getting the right nutrients in your diet, meaning a balanced diet NOT SUPPLEMENTS (they generally are bioavailable meaning you just paid 20 dollars for nothing). It is essential that you get enough vitamins, minerals, protein and fat... yes fat! Good fats are necessary for weight loss.

  14. QUESTION:
    Is This Healthy Enough To Lose Weight?
    I want to lose a few pounds, I don't care how long it takes, as long as it stays off. I kind of want to think of it as a healthy diet, more than just weight loss. Does this sound okay?

    Breakfast:
    Bran Flakes, skimmed milk. Pear.

    Snack:
    Special K mini breaks

    Lunch:
    Activia yogurt (low fat), jumbo snack a jack (51 cals) and I bought an enormous peanut butter cookie from the canteen.

    Dinner:
    Beans on wholemeal toast.

    Snack:
    Fruit pastilles

    Would this be enough to lose weight slowly, with exercise? I walk nearly 40 mins at least a day, and sometimes get on my exercise bike at home and burn an extra 200 calories. I know the peanut butter cookie was bad, but I wouldn't eat this everyday, just what I had today. Is there any room for improvement? And also, I have had some sweet treats today, and I normally have one everyday. I heard you should try to eat them every few days. But judging from what I have had and there's not much fat, would it be okay?
    I'm a vegetarian.

    • ANSWER:
      no you need some lean protein(fish chicken) You also have no veggies(try salads or raw veggies) Give up the snack at jack and cookie. Don't concentrate on fat. You body needs a little fat(mostly in the form of some good oils like olive) Use olive oil and vinegar to make a nice salad dressing to use over your green salad.

  15. QUESTION:
    liquid fasting/diet weight loss?
    I already know it isn't that healthy, so don't tell me that, i am simply asking for some answers. so if you are against this, don't post an answer because this is my body and you don't make the ultimate decision. how ever my question is how much weight can i lose on a 30 liquid fast? I have already lost 20 pounds with exercise and healthy diet and i have 23 pounds left to lose. summer will be here in 69 days and i want to get down to my original weight 115. i am 5'3, and i have a small frame and that is the weight i feel comfortable at. my liquid fast will be mostly of water, and home made juice containing fruits and vegetables. i am considering going on this fast for 30 days then slowly ease my way back into eating healthy foods. i assume i have lost all of my water weight, so how many pounds do you think i will lose in that month? im the type of person that will maintain my weight loss once it is gone so i don't want to hear about gaining it back.

    • ANSWER:
      Water is a VERY good tool to use when trying to lose weight.

      Drink plenty of water. Our body needs a lot of water so give in to water. Water is not just way to flush out toxin but if you have more water in your body you will generally feel healthier and fitter. This it self will discourage any tendency to gorge. The best thing about water is that is has no calories at all.

      Drink a glass of water before you start the meal. Water naturally needs some space so that you feel fuller without actually having to stuff yourself.

      Have another glass of water while you are having the meal. Again this is another way of making yourself full so that you can actually rise from the table eating less but feeling full just the same. Instead of drinking it one gulp, take sips after each morsel. It will help the food to settle faster so that you get that feeling that you are full faster.

      Water is such a remarkable thing, but seldom do we give it the credit that it deserves. Did you know that over 66% of your body weight is nothing but water’ It’s amazing! Water also plays a vital role in weight control, which is why I donated so much space to it, above.

      Stay away from sweetened bottle drinks, especially sodas. All those colas and fizzy drinks are sweetened with sugar and sugar means calories. The more you can cut out on these sweetened bottle drinks, the better for you. So if you must drink sodas, then stick to diet sodas.

      Include in your diet things that contain more water like tomatoes and watermelons. These things contain 90 to 95 % water so that there is nothing that you have to lose by feasting on them. They fill you up without adding to the pounds.

  16. QUESTION:
    What is the best diet to lose weight?
    I weigh around 190 lbs, and want to weigh about 170. What types of food should I eat, both when I'm at home and on my lunch break away from home? It doesn't have to be a quick weight loss diet, but definitely something that is healthy.

    • ANSWER:
      haha the first answer always works, eat 5 small meals a day, helps burn away the food easily and keeps your metabolism workin, plus drink alot of water

  17. QUESTION:
    Am I over my healthy weight?
    I use to be naturally thin as I was very active. But over a year since I started college and haven't been doing much other than spending time at home eating and working I gained 2 and a half stones which is alot. My height is 173cm and used to weigh 54kg but now I'm 70kg :( Have I gone over my healthy weight and any tips for weight loss? Please no advertising diet products or I will report.

    • ANSWER:
      Argh...it looks like ur talking about myself :( (
      I used to do looots of sports and am 171 cm and used to weigh 53 kg.I gained to 59 kg after i quit sports,when i entered highschool.
      BUT

      in order to lose weigh,i started this porgram:
      I ate only 3 times a day,once every 4 hours,and a snack (fruits or a lil' sweet thing to keep u motivated)
      I never entered the kitchen or got near it when it wasn't time for meal.Also,try to do something all the time (not kidding and it s very important) b/c otherwise u ll like go to the fridge...
      I did 30 min of running/jogging EVERY single day..6 times a week.And yeah i know u ll like gain muscle but it does help u a lot by keeping u motivated
      I ONLY weighed myself once a week (believe it's the best)
      If u can't resist eating while downtown then don't go downtown!!!!!!
      I excluded from my diet: butter,any meat other than fish,chicken and turkey.Try not to let the dimensions of the piece go over a "hand" or less.Also banned aliments were: salt,sugar,pastas,oils(any type-common u can cook without oil for awhile) .
      I did ate bread cause u need carbs but not more than one piece a day.
      EAT medium portions. MEDIUM. i m sure u know what that means.
      And ask for help from someone else it makes thigs so much easier believe me...Unfortunately no one helped me in the end so i had to lose it all by myself.
      I looked at photos of (dont laugh) Jessica Alba and it also kept me motivated to look like her someday.I always told myself that i will lose weight.

      I lost in around 2 months to 53 again. And i m so so sooo veyr happy now (:

      Just don't give up...I must tell u that i did struggle around an year b/c i couldn't keep a diet properly =( But i just couldn't bear it anymore and i m 53 again now :) i'm 17

  18. QUESTION:
    What is the best weight loss diet plan?
    I am 17 years old, female. Prom is coming up in 3 months and I put on about 10 pounds over the summer that I want to take off plus a little bit more. I am 5’0 and 119 pounds. What I want to lose most, other than all around is my love handles, stomach (#1), butt (sticks out =/), and my arms are a little too fat for my body.

    I am planning on going to the gym everyday for about 1.5-2 hours and eating healthy, however, I need a little help with following it and what would be beneficial and what wouldn’t.

    I went to the gym today, for the first time for this diet plan/weight losing plan. I did the treadmill for 5ish minutes fast walking (warm-up/cool down) and about 10 minutes running (not SO fast, but running) and then did the sitting bike for 10 minutes/1.5 miles. It was my first day so I didn’t do much.

    I am planning on eating healthy so it helps with my weight loss as well and my face.

    I plan to eat Special K cereal with 1% milk in the morning (615 AM)
    Lunch at school: apple and water? If I should eat more, maybe a sandwich (wheat bread with a slice of cheese since I’m a vegetarian, would that be healthy?) (1030 AM)
    100 calorie pack? Or a granola bar would be healthier? (12-2ish, anytime between there)
    Dinner: Indian food, but healthy, like soups and veggies.
    Snacks during the day: apples, plums, oranges/tangerines/clementines, watermelon.
    6 bottles of water per day.
    Not eating after 7 PM.

    I am planning to go to the school gym right after school from 230-3 and then come home and go to my gym by my house from 345-5?
    What machines should I do? And how long about? (How do I keep myself from getting bored=( lol)
    Also like on treadmill/elliptical should I do incline/hill, if it makes a difference?

    Also I have a bit of acne on my face. Will exercising and eating like that help clear it up?

    When will I see results? And is it possible to lose a bit of love handles/stomach/arm fat in about less than 3 months?

    Thank you so much and if you have any other experience suggestions/ideas please help. If anything is unhealthy (foods that I listed) or exercises that will not help/help please tell me, thank you =)

    If you ever did a diet/exercise plan that worked/is working in about 3 months, please tell.

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, i actually took the time to read all that.
      Make your own "working diet plan with your chosen food":
      fatloss4idiot diet plan generator can help you
      http://beam.to/revealweightlossfact

      "Also I have a bit of acne on my face. Will exercising and eating like that help clear it up?"

      Yes, think of it this way, instead of eating chips & soda, you'd be eating fruits & vegetables & drinking water... which has very little oil compared to junk food.

      Specifically, sweating will open your pours up and you can wipe away all the oil pretty much. What you want to do after you sweat is rince your face with cold water.

      "When will I see results? And is it possible to lose a bit of love handles/stomach/arm fat in about less than 3 months?"

      You'll probably see results after a week, but your starting from square one, so it will take your body some time to get into shape but if you eat right & watch your calories, the lbs will be shedding off.

      "What machines should I do? And how long about? (How do I keep myself from getting bored=( lol)"

      I too have workout ADHD, so this is what id recommend:

      Cardio workout for the out of shape:
      Day 1: 10 minutes of treadmill, elliptical, and stationary bicycle. (30 mins total)
      Day 2: 15 minutes of treadmill and elliptical. (30 mins total)
      Day 3: 10 minutes of treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike & just 5 minutes of stair stepper. (35 mins total)
      Day 4: 15 minutes of treadmill, elliptical, and stationary bike (45 minutes total)
      Day 5: 15 minutes of treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike, then 5 minutes of the stair stepper with an additional 5 minutes of jumping rope. (50 mins total)

      As you begin to get more fit, more confident in your physical health, you can begin to increase your total workouts by 5 minutes and the intensity by an extra level.

      Good luck! You can make those other b*tches jealous if you stay motivated.

  19. QUESTION:
    Should i get a treadmill or elliptical machine for a large weight loss goal?
    I am 21 years old, wanting to lose at least 50 pounds, i do kickboxing and strenght training, but want to purchase either a treadmill or elliptical just to have a "little home gym"..
    What would u recommend to lose the weight easier and faster? I do follow a healthy diet.

    • ANSWER:
      Set an achievable goal for your weight reduction. If the aim is not practical then you will easily get disheartened and stop following your regime. You must set a target that has a time limit. The amount of weight you want to lose and the time within which you would like to lose it should be decided beforehand. If the time and amount of weight is clearly decided primarily, your enthusiasm will keep you on the track until you reach your destination.

  20. QUESTION:
    weight loss help please~?
    my classes start on the 2nd week of Feb. and i wanna lose as much weight as
    possible before that time.

    but just at home, the gym's too far away.

    i know the healthy weight loss thing per week is about 1 pound.

    but... please give me some tips / advices / diets that will let me lose more than that.

    i want to lose as much weight as i can.. it doesn't necessarily have to be 100% healthy..

    ohh and, if i exercise, will i lose weight in my breasts?
    i really hope not though.. some say you do, some say you don't.
    what is it really?

    thanks ~

    • ANSWER:
      Walk 5 miles every day, then eat fish, chicken and some salad.
      Water only

      == Heart Of Saturday Night ==

  21. QUESTION:
    Healthy Natural Weight Loss ASAP?
    I am a 21 yr old female @ 167lbs. This is the heaviest I have been in years and I need help to get the weight off. Usually I am 150-155 and I still wasn't happy because I know it's not the healthiest I should be at. I have no physical limitations-- but I did learned I am borderline hypothyroid which finally made me understand why even maintaining my weight has been such a struggle. I would prefer to not take any prescriptions or dangerous diet drugs-but OTC supplements with multiple benefits are encouraged. Right now I take a GNC multi-vitamin and 2tbsp of ground flaxseed in whole milk every morning .I have been exercising close to never( which is half the problem and I know that) because I just don't know where to start. My Goal is 116-133lbs. If I was around 124-125 mark to give myself some leeway that'd be ideal.I would like to be toned & lose inches/mass.The weight on the scale is important but I want to be physically smaller and healthier. I would like to do the things that will have the greatest impact as possible. What can I do on my own- in my home or outside, and not in a gym? Any tips/advice regarding specific exercises ,diet&nutrition?

    • ANSWER:
      Eat only white meat and veggies and drink alot of water. If u r eating rice, eat brown rice. and dont drink soft drinks at all.

      Hope this helps
      Bye !!

  22. QUESTION:
    Are Trampettes good for weight loss?
    Hey Everyone.

    I was just wanting advice about home exercising.

    I dont have much money as im 19 and live on my own so i cant afford the gym but i was thinking of buying a trampette to use in my room every day.

    are trampettes good for weight loss if used with a healthy diet?

    any does anyone know roughly how many calories you would burn using them

    thanks for all your help.

    x

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000067Q0P/?tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=4052526881&ref=pd_sl_8zvsq59p15_e

  23. QUESTION:
    Would like to lose as much weight as possible by July 4th, by doing it healthy?
    I am going to go and spend the 4th of July w/ my husband. He is a Marine & in Missouri training, so we are going to go to St.Louis for the 4th. I would really like to lose some weight before I go. I am 5'4" and last time I weighed I was around 195. I had a baby 5 months ago and have not lost my pregnancy weight. I have 5 children at home so going to the gym is not really an option, so I would like to know of some good workouts I can do at home also. I want to do this healthy, no fad diets or miracle weight loss stuff. I want to keep this weight off for good. I am finally done having babies. Please help, I want my Marine to be surprised and proud that I have made a commitment to bettering my life!

    • ANSWER:
      Congratulations on the baby! I too have almost no time to hang out in the gym. Losing a lot of weight is hard when you have no free time. you said you didn't want to see any fad diets or anything like that so i would recommend at least a low carb diet. Taking care of all the kids is more than enough exercise ;) . Lol, After a while you will stop losing weight as rapidly and at that time i would recommend an aid of some sort. I read about this stuff that works better then that alli stuff and you don't get the nasty treatment effects. Its called proactol. I have also found a few articles that might help you out.

      Good LucK!

      Lose 5lbs in a week:
      http://fitandhealthyliving.blogspot.com/2008/06/lose-5-pounds-in-week.html
      Lose 5-10lbs fast:
      http://fitandhealthyliving.blogspot.com/2008/06/lose-5-10-pounds-fast.html
      Proactol Natural Weight Loss Diet Aid:
      http://fitandhealthyliving.blogspot.com/2008/06/proactol-natural-weight-loss-review.html

  24. QUESTION:
    What should I eat at around 6pm if I am on a weight-loss diet?
    Hi,

    Currently, I am on a weight-loss diet. I have already shaved off a couple of kgs. The main thing at the moment is what to eat late in the afternoon.

    This is my normal eating diet:

    Morning: 30-40g of Corn flakes with roughly 200ml of skimmed milk. I take this at work.
    At around 1.30pm, after work: I eat whatever my mom provides, but I try to avoid grease, and stuff like pizzas, burgers. Its not the most healthy food tho, its mostly chicken, pasta, and oven prepared preserves, like breaded chicken, and breaded potatoes.
    At around 4pm: A low fat yogurt(60 calories)

    Then I go to the gym, and arrive home at roughly 7:30. What should I eat at that time? This has been troubling me for about 2 months plus. Normally I just have a piece of bread, or maybe some more Corn flakes, or some salad.. A friend of mine suggested that I should eat crab meat, accompanied with an appropriate dressing.

    thanks in advance.
    Edit: Im not on a weight loss program, I am doing it on my own

    • ANSWER:
      low sodium soup
      grilled chicken with mixed veggies
      grilled shripm with veggies
      tofu noodles
      i would look inot getting EAT this Not that boooks

  25. QUESTION:
    weight loss plan diet?
    I am 17 years old, female. Prom is coming up in mid-May and I put on about 10 pounds over the summer that I want to take off plus a little bit more. I am 5’0 and 119 pounds. What I want to lose most, other than all around is my love handles, stomach (#1), butt (sticks out =/), and my arms are a little too fat for my body.

    I am planning on going to the gym everyday for about 1.5-2 hours and eating healthy, however, I need a little help with following it and what would be beneficial and what wouldn’t.

    I went to the gym today, for the first time for this diet plan/weight losing plan. I did the treadmill for 5ish minutes fast walking (warm-up/cool down) and about 10 minutes running (not SO fast, but running) and then did the sitting bike for 10 minutes/1.5 miles. It was my first day so I didn’t do much.

    I am planning on eating healthy so it helps with my weight loss as well and my face.

    I plan to eat Special K cereal with 1% milk in the morning (615 AM)
    Lunch at school: apple and water? If I should eat more, maybe a sandwich (wheat bread with a slice of cheese since I’m a vegetarian, would that be healthy?) (1030 AM)
    100 calorie pack? Or a granola bar would be healthier? (12-2ish, anytime between there)
    Dinner: Indian food, but healthy, like soups and veggies.
    Snacks during the day: apples, plums, oranges/tangerines/clementines, watermelon.
    6 bottles of water per day.
    Not eating after 7 PM.

    I am planning to go to the school gym right after school from 230-3 and then come home and go to my gym by my house from 345-5?
    What machines should I do? And how long about? (How do I keep myself from getting bored=( lol)
    Also like on treadmill/elliptical should I do incline/hill, if it makes a difference?

    Also I have a bit of acne on my face. Will exercising and eating like that help clear it up?

    When will I see results? And is it possible to lose a bit of love handles/stomach/arm fat in about less than 3 months?

    Thank you so much and if you have any other experience suggestions/ideas please help. If anything is unhealthy (foods that I listed) or exercises that will not help/help please tell me, thank you =)

    If you ever did a diet/exercise plan that worked/is working in about 3 months, please tell.

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, i actually took the time to read all that.

      Make your own "100 calorie packs":

      -6 almonds
      -6 baby carrots
      -1/4 an apple.
      = 100 cal.

      You can eat one in the beginning of every class to keep your metabolism up.. plus a bottle of water.

      ------------------------------------------------------
      "Also I have a bit of acne on my face. Will exercising and eating like that help clear it up?"

      Yes, think of it this way, instead of eating chips & soda, you'd be eating fruits & vegetables & drinking water... which has very little oil compared to junk food.

      Specifically, sweating will open your pours up and you can wipe away all the oil pretty much. What you want to do after you sweat is rince your face with cold water.

      -----------------------------------------------------------------
      "When will I see results? And is it possible to lose a bit of love handles/stomach/arm fat in about less than 3 months?"

      You'll probably see results after a month, but your starting from square one, so it will take your body some time to get into shape but if you eat right & watch your calories, the lbs will be shedding off.
      ----------------------------------------------------------------
      "What machines should I do? And how long about? (How do I keep myself from getting bored=( lol)"

      I too have workout ADHD, so this is what id recommend:

      Cardio workout for the out of shape:
      Day 1: 10 minutes of treadmill, elliptical, and stationary bicycle. (30 mins total)
      Day 2: 15 minutes of treadmill and elliptical. (30 mins total)
      Day 3: 10 minutes of treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike & just 5 minutes of stair stepper. (35 mins total)
      Day 4: 15 minutes of treadmill, elliptical, and stationary bike (45 minutes total)
      Day 5: 15 minutes of treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike, then 5 minutes of the stair stepper with an additional 5 minutes of jumping rope. (50 mins total)

      As you begin to get more fit, more confident in your physical health, you can begin to increase your total workouts by 5 minutes and the intensity by an extra level.

      Good luck! You can make those other b*tches jealous if you stay motivated.

  26. QUESTION:
    any weight loss advice/healthy eating tips?
    i've noticed i've been gaining a little more weight lately and i don't want it to keep up.
    a little about me: i'm vegetarian, almost 16 years old, 109 lbs/5'6" and used to be 105 lbs a few months ago, and honestly, i eat very poorly. i used to have a slight problem with anorexia and i couldn't eat more than 500 calories a day. i realize that was really unhealthy and am not planning on going that route again, so please don't lecture me on that.

    recently, and i think it was to get over my problem, i've been eating everything and today i ate quite a lot, for me at least. an a granola bar & egg sandwich for breakfast, two twix bars during lunch, two burritos (nicrowaveable i might add, sooo bad for me i know) when i came home from school, a couple cheez-its and my dad just made me some pasta that i'm probably going to end up picking on after this. it's more than usual/very unhealthy, but i don't want that to continue. because i'm a vegetarian, i basically live off of burritos, ramen noodles (bad too), soups, microwavable vegetable meals, pastas, and mushroom burgers. as you can see, i'm not much of a cook lol. oh, and i'm a diet pepsi-aholic but trying to stop that :| it's literally almost the only thing i drink besides tea. i've been doing 100 crunches and 30 push ups a night and i'm going to try and run on the treadmill too from now on.

    so, after reading my horrible diet! anybody have any tips? oh and quick, easy vegetarian meal ideas are welcomed as well, haha. thanks a bunch <3
    OBVIOUSLY those are just spam.
    if you read my post, you'd realize that i'm 109 lbs @ 5'6". i don't think i could afford to lose 20 lbs, thank you.
    oh, lol, i forgot to add a bit more info. like i said, today wasn't my normal lunch, i was just giving an example of how i eat poorly. i usually have a bagel or a small salad for lunch.
    AND i do eat fruit. usually a banana/apple/watermelon. whoops. but thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi hun, just try and swap some of your unhealthy snacks for some more nutritious one's. Don't cut out the treats completely, were all entitled to indulge...even me...the diet queen haha.
      Good luck, i'm sure you don't even need to lose any weight at all, you sound like you may need to put a bit on...no offence! Your definitely feel better tho by adding some healthy options. Try a jacket potatoe, with some tuna and mayo with a side salad. thats really tasty, and a mixed fruit salad you could even grate a handful of your favourite choc over the top. Just a suggestion x

  27. QUESTION:
    weight loss plan for at home?
    i need to lose 48 pounds and tone up by june or july can someone please give me a strict but healthy diet and exercise plan a weekly example that works thanks

    • ANSWER:
      weight watchers

  28. QUESTION:
    Is this healthy??????
    Ok, I'm losing weight but im not sure if it's healthy or not. For ten days I traveled somewhere and I was walking a lot, probably the most I have been in my entire life but the food I ate wasn't exactly the healthiest food in the world. When I came home, I saw that I lost a pound. It's been a couple of days and I'm still losing weight. After 3 days, i lost 2.5 pounds. Aren't you supposed to lose only 1 or 2 pounds a week to be healthy weight loss? Or is it because of the muscles I gained that's making me lose weight? Diet-wise, I'm eating healthier food but not exercising. Thanks for any answers.

    • ANSWER:
      It is always good to lose weight.. and losing 1 - 2 pounds a week to be healthy is crap. People lose 30 pounds a week when they are devoted and they turn out to be great and have good bodies.

      You probably experiance weight loss from unhealthy food, because it's possible, you're not used to that kind of food, and it's just passing right through you, taking everything else with it. so food doesn't stay in you too long.

  29. QUESTION:
    Can you please give me your opinion on my weight loss plan/diet?
    This may be a little detailed for some but can you please bear with me as i really would like some honest opinions.

    I slowly put on weight during my final years of school because i stopped sports to study and my eating habits did slip to being unhealthy.

    My weight has been the same for about a year.

    I'm female, 18 and 167cm.

    I have been working full time for 7 months (earning money for uni). I work an average of 50 hrs a wk. my weight has remained constant over that time even though i have been off and on trying to eat healthy and exercise more. it has actually dropped 3 kgs since i left school. BUT i have noticed that i've lost muscle tone and put on fat on my stomach. this is because i find it hard to put exercise into my day given that 2-3 dys a wk i leave home at 7.15 am and get back at 9.15pm... with an hrs break between jobs in between. i am also prone to eating badly sometimes.

    So anyway... too now.

    I started the meal replacement diet optifast 5 days ago. I was 78kgs and now i am 73kgs. My diet consists of:

    1/2 cup (uncooked) of porridge, made with water.
    3x cups green tea
    2x optifast shakes
    2x cups raw vegetables
    about 1.5L water from the tap

    which is exactly what the optifast diet recommends minus 2 tsps oil (because i don't cook the vegetables)

    i feel okay but i am concerned at the rate of weight loss 1kg each day seems extreme to me. it makes me happy but i wonder if i am damaging my body?

    i know that people regain the weight after going on these crash diets but i am confident that i will not because i know how to eat well and i have made a decision to ditch the foods which i know were making me fat and also my working hrs are being reduced so i will have more time to exercise (i love bike riding and lifting weights).

    the quick results and convenience of this diet have made me more determined, positive and happy with myself. because i have been able to stick to the diet so far i feel more confident in my willpower. i feel like my attitude to eating has changed for the better. my friend even said that i sounded completely different and determined about my weight than ever before. i believe and have planned on eating right after i go off the shakes and having already lost weight i know that i don't need to eat bad food (where as before i would just say 'what the heck' and just eat it even though i know its not healthy).

    BUT after reading reviews on the internet i am concerned that its dangerous to do this diet. what is your opinion? I would appreciate it if you read the entire thing before giving a serious answer. thank you very much in advance to any serious answerers.

    • ANSWER:
      I do feel that your diet is much too low on calories and that is not particularly healthy for you. Your body will go into starvation mode and get used to managing on a very small amount of calories to try to preserve your internal organs from too much damage and when you start eating agin you will regain weight even if you are eating a healthier reduced calorie diet.
      with these dieting shakes the optimum is to have 2 shakes a day plus a health main meal so that your calorie intake is around 1000 a day - yoors is more like 500 which is way too low.
      If you are now mor motivated and able to control, your eating I would advise you to start slowly increasing you daily claories until you get to the 800-1000 mark, then when you reach your goal weight you can start slowly increase the calories again.
      Very low calorie diets mean you body has to feed off its muscle as well as fat to get enough energy to sustain life and this includes muscles from your heart - over a period of time you can seriously undermine your long term health.
      I would like to be a bit more positive and congratulate you on sorting out your weight and giving up junk food, well done for that, but dont substitute one bad eating plan with another - learn to live healthily and well and actively for long term enjoyable health.

  30. QUESTION:
    How can I set up an exact diet plan?
    I'm 17, 5'9 and 153lbs. The problem is that I gained a lot of weight throughout my younger years, and was up to 180lbs 5'7 by freshman year. Since then I've lost all of that weight naturally. The problem is that I want to thin down to about a six-pack weight, and I can't go any lower... I recently got a prescription (adderall) that is killing my appetite. One month ago I was 155lbs, after about 3 weeks at the gym I was 159lbs, now I dropped to 153lbs within a few hours over a week. I have a gym membership that I used about two hours a day since the beginning of last month, until the last few days or so (hectic around the house). I want to lose weight fast, but healthily (my 9lbs drop is definatly NOT healthy...) by time for the school pool party next year.
    Yes, I plan to lose the weight then bulk up in muscle.
    The problem is that my diet is utterly unpredictable as is. I eat pretty much anything and everything around, simply because there is nothing else. I do replace sodas with water 90% of the time (except when I'm out), and when I eat out (once a week or so) it's to Taco Bell, which is apparently preferred to BK and McD's. But the thing is that at home I don't have the time to focus on getting a big, healthy meal before rushing off to school, and at school the food is complete sh*t. Al a carte is the best thing there, but all they have is pizza, snapples, and snacks along with Chik-Fil-A chicken sandwiches every twice a week or so, but that is very expensive. How can I organize a completely healthy weight loss diet that won't screw me over?
    Oh, and also I can't eat salads. Idk why, they just make me sick regardless of how many (or if any) dressings are on there. I love normally cooked veggies (broccoli, etc) and fruits (apples, bananas, grapes, oranges...) and we make a killer steak every few days or so out here on the grill, but we barely eat lean and clean.

    Help?

    • ANSWER:
      most important thing is to do this naturally..without medicines, chemicals etc.

      first, it would be best for you to eat as healthy as possible..this will also help you considerably to lose weight gradually and naturally..

      eat fresh fruits, vegetables, drink plenty of WATER..avoid all cokes, caffeines, smoking, alchohol etc. as these also add weight as well as they contain chemicals which disturb your natural bio rythmns as well as brain chemistry. try not to eat too much meat, and the meat you should eat should be "lean meat" such as steamed chicken and rice, or steamed fish with rice..and vegetables,, this should be your staple diet rice and vegetables with fruits..AVOID "JUNK FOOD" and "Fast Food" as this type of food is very unhealthy, lacking in vitamins really and has plenty of fattening molecules which make one gain weight and is not good .

      if you snack,, try fruits with yogurt or fruit yogurt and nuts.. nuts are very healthy for your body .and contain proteins.

      go for walks every evening or morning or whenever you get time each day for 1 hour or 2 hours..make this somewhere you enjoy walking even if you have to drive a bit to there..and make this a daily routine..you will enjoy it once you get into it ..and it makes you feel great after..just walking for 1 hour or 2 hours.

      if you do this..every day for one month ..you should lose at least 10 pounds per month until you get to your natural healthy weight..dont know what your height is,,but look up on the internet what your weight for your height for a female should be ..and when you get to this weight,,your body will look very nice and you will feel very good.

      10 pounds each month in 6 months you should lose 60 pounds..for sure...but no junk food and dont drink alcohol or smoke, dont eat junk..just healthy food with vitamins and walking 1 hour or 2 hours every day..and drink plenty of water..this is guaranteed way to lose weight naturally and for good, if you stick to this, which you should,,as it makes you feel so much more positive due to the vitamins and lack of chemicals making you feel depressed...

      btw, forgot to mention,,just in case you dont know how to really make healthy meals..buy a "food steamer" at your local deparment store..they are very cheap and work very well..as well as buy a "rice cooker" which is also very cheap..eating rice is a great way to get your necessary carbs "healthy carbs" to lose weight and has lots of natural energy inside. you can buy asian rice at most large supermarkets or if you have a local oriental market..they sale quality asian rice.. thai or indian rice is good "jasmine rice".. buy corn or canola oil to sprinkle on vegetables or rice before steaming to add to taste as well as you can buy several nice spices like "cumin" or "Curry powders", etc.just sprinkle on the vegetables before steaming to give nice taste.

      drink "Green Tea" as this is very healthy and helps burn weight faster...you can buy quality green tea at most oriental shops or large supermarkets as well.

      good luck.

  31. QUESTION:
    weight loss after ditching diet and exercise?
    for reference, i'm female and just about 19 now. i normally, i go to the gym monday, wednesday and friday spending an hour on an elliptical and another 30 minutes doing light but rapid weight exercises (as i don't want muscle out of it.) i normally eat a normal portioned dinner and small snacks through out the day (a piece of fruit, some crackers, some lettuce, etc.) i'm within the average or healthy weight bracket for my height and never can bring myself into an overweight or underweight bracket no matter what i'm doing at the time being (both and good and bad thing.) i went on vacation last summer for about a week and ate whatever i wanted, drank most nights (and days) and didn't obviously go to the gym. i lost 5 lbs and chalked it up to a fluke, especially since i was wearing myself out and probably unintentionally getting exercise out of it. while the semester ended i had a three week winter break before the next one and the "i'll go back to the gym tomorrow..." quote took place through out. i've since went back and noticed i lost 20 lbs. since the last time i went to the gym three weeks prior. i look absolutely no different, but a home scale and a gym scale all can't lie. i can't complain what-so-ever but it makes me curious as to how that happened. over the three weeks particularly, i ate probably a bit worse than usual, making late night meals a nightly thing and drinking constantly. i didn't go out anymore than usual (as to disclude the option that going out more was maybe burning more) but rather during the time that i'd normally be going to classes, the gym, and running errands, it was indulging in far more sloth-esque behavior than usual. as said prior, i have no complaints over this, as i'd love to lose weight, but it was a bit confusing and i'm interested in knowing how to continue this trend without just ceasing going to the gym.
    i think the point is being missed here. during the holidays i had a particularly unhealthy period where weight loss occurred, which is the main objective. while at the gym and eating healthy, it stays stagnant. i, as aforementioned, can't complain about doing whatever i chose and losing weight while doing so, but at the same time i was curious as to how such a thing happened.

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    Weight Loss Home Remedy ~ Diet Pill??????
    So I hear a lot about diet pills dos and donts. I dont know which one to choose, so I was thinking a more natural way such as a home remedy type deal? LOL I have been working out 4 times a week for an hour or more and have changed the amount of food I eat and been eating healthier. I had to gain a substantial amount of weight during my pregnancy due to my sons heart defect and corrective surgery. Totaling over 80lbs.

    I feel like its just not wanting to come off and I am always hungry.

    What do I do?

    Is there a great diet pill to add to my diet and exercise?
    Is there a pill to make me fill full to avoid over eating?
    Is there some type of natural concoction to make at home?

    Thanks for your input!

    Best Answer *****

    • ANSWER:
      You need to get Strip That Fat It has helped thousands of people lose weight and will continue to help thousands more. There is no time like the present to improve your body and live the lifestyle you always wanted.

  33. QUESTION:
    I've hit a weight loss "plateau". WANT to lose 10 more lbs in a month, what more to do?
    I've lost 10lbs easily in 1 month with a good diet and little to no exercise. This time I added exercised to my diet and I can't seem to lose anymore weight. Yes I understand that I may be building muscle mass, but there has to be some other way where I can get out of this plateau and lose a little more weight within a month. I lost 10lbs in April, stopped my diet for a month, and started it back in June. I've gained 2lbs, which I'm not worried about, yet it's been over a month since I started exercising while back on my healthy diet as I was in April and the weight just wont budge.

    I'm 5'6, 135lb, my BMI is normal. If you wouldn't tell great looking people at the gym to stop working out because they look healthy already and are fit, then please by all means do not tell me this nor tell me that I am obsessed with my weight.

    I have increased my jog from 2 miles to 5 miles (3 during my lunch hour at work and 2 when I get home after work) I lift weights every other day.
    My diet includes lots of water, fruits, veggies, fiber, protein (whey protein also)

    What else to do?!?!

    • ANSWER:
      Though I would never discourage someone from exercising just because they are at a healthy weight, it's really funny how our bodies work.

      You have done all the right things: eating healthy, increased intensity, increased strength training. All of the good things to do when we are in a plateau. Though this may sound a little crazy, maybe you aren't in a plateau at all.

      Because your BMI is normal, I would have no reason to think that you have a disorder or problem that would prevent you from losing weight. And actually, when people lead healthy lifestyles, it has been found that the body can be stubborn about losing more weight. The thought is that it simply won't, because it doesn't need to.

      I completely understand your frustration and applaude that you've kept it up over this month. I suggest you reevaluate you decision to lose weight and maybe meet with a dietician, exercise physiologist, or weight-loss specialist. And maybe pick a new goal, like decrease your body fat percentage, that would meet your fitness needs. Though the scale never lies, it can keep you in the dark. Muscle (lean body mass) weighs approximately 75 percent more than fat. In other words, you can increase your actual body weight without increasing your body fat. You can even increase your body weight and at the same time decrease your percentage of body fat, which may be exactly what's going on here.

      You can buy a body-fat monitoring scale (Tanita is one of them), or someone at the local gym can find out through a "pinch-test", formally called skinfold calipers. That test is based on the relationship between skin density in selected places to body fat.

      A specialist could go in depth with you about this, and I think it would provide more satisfaction and accomplishment if you took on this goal instead of a 10 pound lighter you. Essentially, those 10 pounds could be everything but body fat if you go too far.

      Good luck.

  34. QUESTION:
    How to lose a lot of weight quickly?
    I have about 150 days to lose a large amount of weight. Thankfully I just gained full access to a gym around 3-4 days a week, and can work out at home (though all I have at home is a bike trainer and an assortment of weights). I've been eating a healthy diet, which has contributed to some weight loss, but have not worked out seriously, although I have a fairly active job. I'm more than willing to put the effort in but I could use some ideas for workout plans. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      underwater cardio! thats the best. but never do the same activity consecutively. hiking, biking, dancing, running, swimming etc. underwater cardio is best. but as long as your burning more calories than your eating, youll do fine. DO NOT STARVE YOURSELF OR THROW UP! you can tell when people do that because theyre skinny but they still jiggle asmuch as a fat person because theyre only losing muscle mass which is terrible.

  35. QUESTION:
    What consists of a healthy diet for a fifteen year old girl?
    (If you want to skip this and get straight to the meat of the question, read the last paragraph.) I'm a fifteen year old girl, and my mother has recently gotten a full-time job. So most of the time, it's just me and my teenage older brothers. We have to make our own meals now, and since we always have people at our house, we don't have enough time between keeping the house presentable and entertaining our guests to make enough home cooked food for everyone. So, we've had a lot of instant meals and fast food lately.

    The boys seem to do fine with it, but after several months, I'm beginning to have issues. I'm unable to sleep correctly, I'm getting irritable and sluggish, I get sick a whole lot easier, and I'm getting pains that indicate that I am just not getting the right nutrition.

    I need to start eating right and soon. I know if I just say "Oh, I'll just eat more vegetables" I'll end up eating one carrot that week and say "Alright, I'm done." I need a plan, but I don't want to set myself up for a weight loss diet designed for women in their thirties. Is there any way I can set up a diet that is healthy and right for me?
    I'm not trying to lose weight, I'm just trying to get healthy again so that I can properly function.

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    I have just came home from weightwatchers and my question is......?
    With other diets, what is the average weight loss each week and what is a healthy weight loss to have in one week? The reason i am asking is i lost nine and a half pounds this week. Do you think this is the norm and can i expect it to continue like this?

    • ANSWER:
      On the first week of Weight Watchers you will have a big loss and even for weight watchers that was an exceptional one, but it will slow down to 1-2 maybe 3 pounds a week and as you get closer to goal even less. So no you will not continue to lose that much per week and it would not be healthy to do so- I've been a life time member for 18 years

  37. QUESTION:
    Diet/weight loss questions.....?
    What diets really work and are healthy.... I need to lose 60 pounds in 6 months, is that healthy? Even possible?? I have a schedule where yes I get to stay home all day but I do not have time to exercise, sadly not even the least bit... I run a daycare out of my house... as well as having my own child... I do not have someone here to watch my baby or any of the other kids for me to get away to exercise. I weigh 185, and wish to get to 125. I am 5'5. Female at 22. Please any suggestions.
    tried acai berry and the colon cleanser pills they are bull, they just take your money even after you cancel your "free trial" with them. I don't want to take pills unless they are vitamins.

    • ANSWER:
      Low/zero carb is best in my experience, but it depends what you eat now. If you eat a lof of fat, cut it out. I think most peopole eat more bread, potatoes, sweets, soda, etc. so focusing on the carbs is more likely to work. Subsititue with veg and slaty meat snacks if you have to. Drink lots of water or diet soda if you must. Eggs, nuts, cheese, are other things that have worked for me taste/satisfaction wise. But...

      You must exercise. Maybe get an exercise bike/treadmill you can use. It only takes 30-60m a day. Wake up an hour earlier, or do it before bed. You MUT find the time.

      10/month is reasonable with a routine like that, once you get started. But the rate will level off. Don't be so tough about your goals. First get to 175, then 165, 150 etc. Weigh yourself all the time and plot the results on a graph.

  38. QUESTION:
    how do I tactfully tell my husband there is no such thing as a safe diet pill or quick weight loss diet?
    I think he interested in losing weight again. Someone told him about LeanSpa and it's "free trial offer". After some research, I showed him that the so called news site touting the drug was a ruse, that there hasn't been enough research on acai to determine if it's safe, and the "free trial" isn't free and can cost over .00. I can't come across as though I'm right, you're wrong, or he'll just give up the diet idea. I do try to cook healthy meals (he's only home for supper, though), but I can't stop him from digging in that jar of peanut butter (he does eat it with an apple or banana, no cookies) nor make him exercise (says he's gets enough at work, but that were true, he wouldn't be so out of shape.). I just don't want to scare him off, I want to encourage him.
    A diet pill is not going to convince him to exercise.

    • ANSWER:
      Well the best thing you could do is start by telling him that you've done research on these quick diets and pills and that they aren't proven to be safe(which they really aren't). Then tell him that as much as you want to help him through the weight loss, you don't want any harm to come to him from using such products.This should show him that you are more concerned about him rather than been right(Men generally don't like been told their approach to something is wrong, even if it is)

      Also get some good info on natural weight loss, showing that it does work and is far safer in the long term than any quick diet or pill.
      This will then provide him with another option to weight loss, instead of him just giving up.

      Hope this helps.

  39. QUESTION:
    What's the best way to lose weight if you don't have a lot of time to get out to the gym or go running?
    I have a very busy schedule and I don't have much time to go out to do exercise. I need stuff I can do at home, including suggestions for healthy/weight-loss snacks or drinks, that won't be too expensive or take up too much time. I know exercise involves time, but I can put in about 30 to 45 minutes a day possibly. (Also, I'm a female just to let you know).
    I mainly just need diet ideas/suggestions and ways to boost my metabolism.
    I'm looking to lose about 5 to 7 pounds in as little time as possible.

    • ANSWER:
      go wheat free. No pasta, pizza, bread and so on. And no food after 7
      p.m. People achieve marvellous results with it. Depending on your
      initial weight, you can drop upwards from 20 pounds a month. If you don't eat wheat then you don't eat all those sticky, fatty goey cakes, you don't eat junk food, and you don't eat biscuits. But your diet is
      still balanced. It costs nothing, and you do not have to calculate points or to buy special meals or plans.

  40. QUESTION:
    any weight loss tips to add to my diet?
    I'm in Spain right now and have been on a really healthy diet. I'm 5'2 and weight 116 pounds. I really don't look chunky but I want to look more lean and get down to 110 without really doing weights, I'm just running and taking the stairs to my 7th floor aprt. (I'm in a beach town on the ocean where seafood is everywhere) so I eat clean fresh fish and really healthy foods. I'm excersizing everyday and I'm trying to eliminate dairy since it's very fatty. I will be here another 3 weeks (I want to loose the 6 pounds by the time I get back home) but want to know any other weight loss tips? any things I can do to boost my metabolism or drop more pounds?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey! Spain huh? It's beautiful there :) Hope you're having a good time. I'm 5'2, 105 and have been on a diet/exercise plan too and the way i've done it is just basically working out everyday between 30-60 minutes, and eating around 1200 calories. I usually run and use an exercise bike. To keeping your metabolism fired up just make sure you eat something every 3-4 hours, even if its an afternoon snack like an apple or something. It not only fires your metabolism up, but tells your body you're not starving so it's okay to burn up calories quickly. Even if you only lose 1lb a week, so 3lbs by the time you get back it will still be a big (and healthier) achievement. So to sum it up...what you're doing is fine...burn more calories than you eat, and continue exercising and you'll get to that 110 in no time! Good luck :)

  41. QUESTION:
    short cuts in weight loss/diet pills/exercise/supplements, what am i doing wrong, what more can i do? ?
    i was fat, now I'm much less fat; only a few pounds over weight, between 7 and 15 depending on the week

    i'm 18, i train at a mma gym twice a week, and go for half hour+ run-walks 3 times a week

    during the mma training on Monday & Wednesday i go from 6 - 9 pm, with 1 kick boxing class and one Pankration (wrestling / Brazilian jujitsu / full contact ring fighting ) class

    this gym is not some sissy bow 30 times over the course of the night, do 10 push ups 10 high kicks and go home gym, its the gym that has produce 3 provincial boxing and mma champs, and you can feel the intensity of the work out

    before each of those sessions i take 2 scoops of no-xplode by bsn, it keeps me awake for a few hours after that (don't get to sleep before about 3am) but the additionally endurance is measurable. and worth it for me
    right after i get home and shower i have a protein shake, and a hour later a creatine drink

    my diet is not super complex, i try to follow the creed "eat food, not to much, mostly veggies" or at least i try to,
    i eat very little red meat, and no wheat at all, grains come from brown rice, rice-milk and rice cakes

    only recently started the run-walks which go for 30 min + (47 today) and im starting with 1 min of running and 2 min of walking, i have a guide to tell me when and how to change it over the next 14 weeks

    my goals are simply "get in better shape"
    i want to be able to move, look good, feel healthy, my actions are working but there doing so very slowly so, if anyone has any educated (formal or from experience based) advice on how i can improve my health from training times, workout styles, supplement advice (are diet pills like atro-phex for me?) or anything someone has i would love to hear it

    • ANSWER:
      Hey there,

      I've tried just about every diet pill under the sun, and I can tell you that the only things I've ever had success with were natural supplements like acai berry. I tried a lot of the products like Hydroxycut, but they only made me dizzy and nauseous, not skinny! :) lol

      I'd recommend you check out things like acai berry or colon cleanse products that help to boost energy levels and speed up metabolism naturally. Add them to a strictly healthy diet and a lot of exercise, and you should start to see results pretty quickly. Remember - there are no miracle pills, so if you want to lose weight, you can't just sit around on your butt all day eating pizza!

      Anyways, let me know if you have any other questions. I'd be happy to talk to you about the plan that worked for me.

      Sara

  42. QUESTION:
    How to exercise for weight loss on a VERY busy schedule?
    I'm about to go back to college after graduating two years ago and I'm planning to keep my full time job.

    I've been trying very hard to turn my eating habits around. I'm highly aware that if I want to lose weight, I MUST have a healthy diet and retain healthy eating habits.

    I work behind a desk for 40 hours every week and it hasn't been very conducive for weight loss. I'm used to being on my feet and constantly moving. To be perfectly honest, sitting down all day makes me more exhausted than being on my feet, and it makes my back and knees ache, so when I get off I have a hard time finding the motivation to get up and exercise.

    I'm aware I need to exercise 3-5 days every week.

    Now, here comes my real question. I need realistic exercise ideas/routines I can do on a seriously busy schedule.

    Once classes kick in this is what I have to work with:

    MONDAY
    I have a 45 minute drive to class.
    Class lasts from 8AM-4:30PM with a 30 minute lunch break.
    I have a 20 minute drive to work.
    Work from 5PM-10PM.
    I have a 25 minute drive home.

    TUESDAY
    I have a 45 minute drive to class.
    Class lasts from 8AM-3:30PM with a 30 minute break.
    I have a 20 minute drive to work.
    Work lasts from 4PM-10PM.
    I have a 25 minute drive home.

    WEDNESDAY
    I have a 45 minute drive to class.
    Class lasts from 8AM-4:30PM with a 30 minute break.
    I have a 20 minute drive to work.
    Work lasts from 5PM-10PM.
    I have a 25 minute drive home.

    THURSDAY
    I have a 45 minute drive to class.
    Class lasts from 8AM-3:30PM with a 30 minute break.
    I have a 20 minute drive to work.
    Work lasts from 4PM-10PM.
    I have a 25 minute drive home.

    FRIDAY
    I have a 25 minute drive to work.
    Work lasts from 8AM-6:15PM with a 15 minute break.
    I have a 25 minute drive home.

    SATURDAY
    I will be working a side job, hours depending on when I'm needed. Possibly working from 8AM-9PM.

    SUNDAY
    I have a 25 minute drive to work.
    Work lasts from 8AM-4:15PM with a 15 minute break.
    I have a 25 minute drive home.

    This is on top of showering, sleeping, caring for my pets, cleaning my house and occasionally (ha) speaking to/seeing my family.

    It's an extremely busy schedule (and I'm already aware I'm not going to be getting the ideal amount of sleep, but, presently I don't really have any other option).

    I already park on the back row of the parking lot at work and make a point to make the walk in and out brisk. My dog typically gets 20-30 minute walks daily. I've got my diet under control.

    Anyone out there have any exercise tips for a young, busy woman?

    • ANSWER:
      Doing an effective whole body conditioning and weight loss workout
      can be done entirely at home without any fancy equipment. A couple of
      dumbbells is all you will need. (Even if you don't have dumbbells
      there is usually something lying around the house that is heavy enough
      to substitute in for them).
      Here is a list of 20 exercises you can do right in your own home for
      a great whole body conditioning and fat loss workout.

      Exercises:

      Group 1:

      Bodyweight Squats
      Bulgarian Split Squats
      Y-Squats
      Prisoner Squat
      Reverse Lunge
      Step Ups
      One Leg "Get Ups"

      Group 2:

      Push Ups
      Push Up and Point
      Mountain Climbers
      Decline Push Ups
      Push Ups/Stick Ups
      Step Up and Press
      Squat and Press

      Group 3:

      Plank
      Side Plank
      Curl and Press
      One Arm Rows
      Bird Dogs
      One Leg Deadlifts

      Pick one exercise from each group and do them all back to back for a
      mini circuit of 3 exercises. Do each exercise for a timed interval of
      10 seconds for a total of 30 seconds per mini circuit.
      As you get better at them work up to doing each exercise for 20
      seconds for a total of 60 seconds per mini circuit.
      Take 30-60 seconds rest between mini circuits.
      For beginners do a total of 3 mini circuits to start. Working up to 4
      or 5 as you get better at them.
      Once you're ready to move to the next level add a second mini circuit
      by choose 3 different exercises (one from each grouping). Do your
      second mini circuit with the same time of work to rest ratio as your
      fist.
      If you feel you are already at an advanced level you can add one or
      two more mini circuits up to a total of 4 mini circuits. These 20
      exercises are just an example of what is possible, there are dozens
      more that would work in this mini circuit style, you can incorporate
      any exercise that you like into these mini circuits. This style of
      workout is a great complete whole body conditioning and fat loss
      program you can do right at home in under 45 minutes.

  43. QUESTION:
    What are some weight loss exercises for a busy schedule?
    My diet is actually quite healthy, but the main reason I don't lose weight is because I don't exersize. If it were as easy as going to a gym, I would, but I feel like I never have time between work, school, and all my other activities I'm responsible for. The only resources I have at home are a treadmill (I've been told that walking isn't that great for weightloss), some weights that came with the treadmill, and the game DDR... which I'm not very good at, but I guess it's still a workout.

    What specific exercises can I do at home, without going to the gym, that'll take me a half hour to an hour each day? I've read up on other Yahoo! answers that gave long, detailed strategies about counting calories from dawn to dusk and things like that, but I'm not ready to drastically change my daily routine. For now, I'm just asking for a simple answer, like saying I need to do sit-ups or something. If someone can suggest something simple, I swear on my honor to do it every day.

    • ANSWER:
      15-20 minutes cardio (preferably jogging or running, 10-15 minutes sit-ups, push-ups and lunges. Really work those muscles when you do those exercises to really blast fat. And no breaks when you do this work-out!

  44. QUESTION:
    i need advice please about weight loss?
    a year ago i was size 12 in clothes know im size 18 to 20 i want to lose weight and eat healthy im asthmatic so im looking fo exercise to do in the home.

    please can someone give me an example of a daily healthy diet and can some please tell me of any exercises that can be done to lose weight on tummy,legs and hips please i really need this help.

    • ANSWER:
      You should practice aerobic exercise. That is the most effective and fast method to lose weight. There are different types of it, so just search in the net and select which one you would like to do.

  45. QUESTION:
    Best Dieting/Weight Loss Plan.....?
    I am looking for a good way to lose some weight, I of course would prefer to find something that would work some what quickly. I am needing to lose about 40 lbs. I am not used to carrying the extra weight and it is hitting my self-esteem hard. There is a big event I am going to in about 5 1/2 months so I would like to lose as much as possible prior to the event so I can go feeling good about me. I do not have money for the gym, but anything involving healthy food plans and exercises from home are great. Anyone with advice or things they have done that really worked well for them would be appreciated. If there is anyone else needing a weight loss buddy feel free to email me & we can work on this together, support systems always help. Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      For you to loss weight, you will need to find the root cause on your weight gain. Once you find out the root cause, you will be able to come out a weight loss plan with the right diet plan that able to help to reduce your weight.

      Only with a realistic weight loss diet plan, you will be able to achieve it easily.

      In order to have ideal weight. few things to take note.

      Diet

      - Try to have plenty of starchy foods such as rice, bread, pasta, potatoes,
      - Aim to have five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables daily
      - Use a moderate amount of dairy prod

      Physical Activity

      Getting active is one of the best ways to lose weight and keep fit. There are all sorts of activities and
      sports that can get you moving and aid weight loss.

      Calories and Weight

      A pound of fat equals 3500 calories. To lose 1 pound a week you will need to expend 3500 more calories than you eat that week, whether through increased activity or
      decreased eating or both. Losing 1-2 pounds of fat a week is a sensible goal

      There are few simple diet plans which will suit you, like Cabbage Soup Diet and 5 Factor Diet, get how to do the diet plan from http://www.loseweight-zone.com

  46. QUESTION:
    Little weight loss tips please :) NO expensive diet pills/rubbish stuff to buy online please?
    I've gotten a little lazy since I left school (just broke up from year 11) and have gained quite a bit also because a new supermarket opened up just down my road and I've been making frequent trips there to buy biscuits and then going back home and playing xbox. I used to weigh a healthy weight for my height but now I've put on about a stone (14 pounds) and as it's summer here in the U.K and it's bikini season I'd like to tone up. I HATE the gym, I find it better to excersise outside. I'm going to walk my dog more often (I feel like I've had a good workout if I really sweat it out in the heat) but I'd like a few extra tips, e.g. drink a certain amount of water, do little routines etc. and I'd like to have lost a stone, no rush, no deadline, just to have a nice toned and non-flaby belly and legs for summer :) oh and please don't recommend diet pills or tell me to buy stuff off the internet. Thanks xxxx

    • ANSWER:
      My advice would be try to avoid the binge eating, cuz probably when you eat your meals you do ok with that but, what kills ya on your day is those moments when we are like bored and start munching on chips, m&m's or whatever and suddenly we realized that we ate the whole thing. When I get that feeling of the munchies, I am not hungry really, but just that feeling, you know, I have found that I need to get busy, so I will start organizing my closet or fix a hot bath or empty my chest of drawers and fold everything nice & neat, or go outside and get my mind off and away, something like that to kill the time and the next thing, I am over that "moment" and I think, I did good I didn't ruin a whole day of eating good in just like 10 minutes and I have made it a focused effort to stick with this and I have lost over 35 pounds this year and I also switched to diet sodas. I am now in my weight range for my height and I am feeling good. And..... big thing don't beat yourself up, if you have a bad day and fall of the diet wagon, just start the next day with a good attitude and be a little wiser for that day.

  47. QUESTION:
    I need a good weight loss plan, please help?
    At the moment I'm a stay at home mom but since my son is old enough now for me to be out of the house more I'm going back to work. However I've gain a few pounds (and by a few I mean I'm 15 to 20 pounds over my healthy weight). So I need a good set program for myself that I can stick to. At the moment even with active looking finding job is not the easiest. So am not only eating due to being bored but also stress of not having a second income, feeling terrible that my husband covers everything, but also not wanting to let my family down. Sorry getting off subject. I home most days alone until 3 when my son gets home from school so during that time I enjoy a little TV don't eat much of a breakfast, and just wait. We have simple food for the most part in the house, lots of chicken meals, sandwiches, pizza. So what can I do to loss the weight but not spend a fortune on diet food. Plus exercise advice would be fantastic, I live in AZ and at the moment on any given day it's over 100 until the sun goes down. However by then I have to make dinner and help my son with his homework. Long story short I need some advice. I'm not looking for a quick fix to lose a couple pounds and go back to my old habits, I'm looking for a new way to care about my body, and something I can help my family with also to life most of a healthy life. A few pieces of info about me, I'm 5'3" and at this moment weight 140 pounds, and I'm 27. Thanks for the time and I hope so one out there has a great plan for me!

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    Wheelchair user weight loss?
    I have gotten a bit 'chubby' recently and want to do something about it. I am confined to a wheelchair because of a neuro muscular disorder I was born with, so I am limited in what I can do for exercise. I have no mobility in my legs and good (but less than the average person) upper-body strength. Staying a healthy weight is important to me, so I can have what little independance I can. What can I do at home to lose some weight? I am dieting, I just want to know if there are some exercise I could do at home. Please, no trolling.

    • ANSWER:
      wheeling around the block. Or weight lifting. Also, ask your doctor about PT.

  49. QUESTION:
    What would cause weight loss in a child and urinary problems?
    Hello! My 9-year-old daughter brought a 'fitness" card home from school this spring that showed their weight and level of fitness in October and again in April. She grew an inch, but she lost 10 pounds in that time period. She looks healthy, but I am concerned about the weight loss, because her diet has not changed and neither has her level of exercise.

    She also started wetting the bed about once a week, and her underwear and pants are always a bit wet with urine. She says it doesn't hurt at all though.

    I thought about diabetes, but her thirst and hunger level have not changed, and there is no family history of juvenile diabetes (and she is not overweight).

    Thyroid problems run in the family, and so I wonder about this also.

    Any thoughts on this? Thank you.
    I forgot to mention that she does have a doctor's appointment later this week, and I am just looking for some insight. thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I think you ought to get her checked for Diabetes

  50. QUESTION:
    weight loss rate has reduced .. what should I do?
    I have been working out from 3 months now , but now my weight loss rate has reduced. Initially I was reducing 2 pounds a weeks( have lost 11 poounds so far) but now its 1lb in 1 week or 2 weeks at times.

    I have been changing my excersise plan every 30 days. I even follow a healthy diet plan and stick to my calorie budget (thanks to my ipod touch- helps me track it).

    My routine is as follows :

    Morning:
    I wake up 5:30 AM, freshen up, have 4 almonds, and hit the gym by 6:15 AM ( its like 20 min walk from my home..which makes it like 40 min of walking everyday.. n i am not a slow walker).
    At the GYM, I am my workout split into 4 days
    D1 ( chest+biceps+ cardio(30min))
    D2 ( back+triceps+cardio(30min))
    D3 (thighs+hamstring/calf+shoulders + cardio (30 min))
    I have been asked to do cardio on any of the 2 days in d1,d2,d3.
    D4 (cardio - 50 min)
    I am done by 7:30 am which is arnd 1 n 1/2 hr.
    8 AM: glass of skimmed milk + cornflakes + eggs (on some days)

    10 :30 AM : half cup tea with 1 or 2 digesttive biscutis / any fruit juice on some days

    12:30 pm: lunch - either an indian meal (1 chapati, 1 spoon of rice with more serving of dal, vegetable n salad with one cup of curd) OR a bowl of salad with either soup or a fruit juice (on some days).

    3:00 pm : either tea with digestive bisuits or fruit juice or butter milk (on some days) with boiled corns(add only salt and lime to it).

    6:00 pm : few nuts (cashews ) or biscuits

    8 :30 pm : 1 chappati(wheat bread) + dal or vegetable serving. ( sometimes take a 20 min walk after dinner )

    I sleep by 9:45 pm.

    I workout 6 days a week and dont miss a single day.

    I am off sweets, icecreams, junk food etc all this time.. not even once have I compromised on my diet plan.. i pick up the right stuff to eat with just the right quantity even if i have to eat out.
    n I forgot to mention I even drink abt 4 litres of water everyday.

    Well.. this schedule has kept me going and has helped me loose weight so far.. but from past 2 weeks I am not seeing much progress.

    Can anyone suggest me what I should change/add/remove in this current plan which will help me reach my goal of reducing another 8 pounds? Its my last mile :)
    I guess ppl didnt understand my question.

    I am not starting fresh. I have been seeing results with this plan which is quite healthy.Haven't felt tired or fatigued ever because of this. I enjoy doing it and I dont have to compromise. I do enjoy this routine. What I was looking for are some suggestions on how to tweak this so as to boost up my results, cause I feel it has slowed down a bit. I guess its like a weight loosers block..

    • ANSWER:
      I don't want to sound mean, I honestly want to answer your question so don't take offense- your routine sounds super boring, think of ways to really spice it up; take a dance class, run really fast to the gym, by a high speed workout DVD and jump around your living room with the music blasted; eat more protein and less bread- and it's okay to have a little ice cream- I also don't see any calcium in your diet. That's my advice:) Have fun with your workout and diet- don't make it such pure drudgery


Healthy Weight Loss Diet

Are you not sure how to create a healthy weight loss diet plan? There are so many diets available that it can become difficult to stay focused on a weight loss diet plan that you can stick too. That is because most diets don't fit our individual needs. For example, many people don't want to lose weight by eliminating entire food groups such as a no carbohydrate diet. It's just not convenient.

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If you are looking to find a healthy weight loss diet plan that fits your needs here are some tips to get you started.

Learn the basics of eating right

In order to create a diet plan, you need to learn the basics of eating right. Research what foods are good for you and uncover foods you need to avoid most of the time. A good place to check is your local book store.

While there are many books out there that will help you. I suggest a book that is straight forward and doesn't provide fancy gimmicks. Your source should be very fundamental and provide plenty of information on eating right. It should be a resource you can refer too while you are refining and perfecting your own diet plan.

Another place to look is the internet. You can find a lot of great information about proper nutrition from many sources. Also, you can find up to date information and keep your diet plan fresh by trying new things out. Remember, creating a healthy weight loss diet plan that fits your needs is all about researching what will work for you.

Set the standards of your diet

There is no "one size fits all" solution when it comes to a healthy weight loss diet plan. We all have unique tastes, lifestyles and cultural values. Embrace that and write down all the foods that you like.

During your research on eating right you will learn which foods are optimal for you and which foods are bad. Proper nutrition is a complex subject. Keep a list of these foods so you have a constitution to your program.

Another important standard is that your weight loss diet plan should fit your lifestyle, not the other way around. Healthy diet plans that fit your life style are much easier and more compelling to follow and stay with. For example, if you're a parent your food choices should not be abstract of what the rest of your family eats. In other words, your meals should be the same as what your family eats.

Create a plan each week

Planning is the key to success or failure with maintaining your diet. First, your plan should consist of your short term goals. For example, "I will lose 2 lbs" is a goal. Use your plan to think through trouble spots for the week.

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Some examples of common trouble spots are, nights when you eat out, school functions, working late, little league games, days that require a lot of driving and ordering out at the office. Your daily menu of all meals should be included with your plan and approximate times that you will be eating. You should also set up a meal or two as cheat meals.

With a little research and planning you can create a healthy weight loss diet plan. You just need to learn about feeding your body correctly and identify what will be a fit for you. Once you are up and running with your own plan, then you'll be able to be more consistent at staying with your diet.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Whats a healthy, weight loss diet for a 14 year old girl?
    I really want to lose about 30 pounds from my weight and i need help but i don't want to go unhealthy. i weigh 152 and i should weigh 120 i believe... wats a perfect, healthy diet i should follow and if it means i need to exercise (which i know i do) tell me how long each day and how many days a week.

    • ANSWER:
      Diet Plans for 14-Year-Old Girls

      Planning a diet for a teen girl can be tricky. Many teen girls suffer from bad self esteem or a skewed body image, and may resort to crash diets that they don't need to be healthy. Instead of suggesting a diet, suggest a healthy diet plan, where she can learn to eat properly, along with exercise to create a healthier self image. As long as your teen has a healthy body mass index, or BMI, then she does not need a diet to lose weight. A diet plan that can maintain her health is all that she needs.

      Planning a Diet
      1. When your 14-year-old girl indicates that she wants to eat healthier, or you've noticed her body changing, it's important to calculate her BMI to see where she falls. Unlike adult BMI, a teen's BMI is calculated and then compared to other teens to give a percentile that she is in for her weight and height, much like you'd receive at the doctor's office. The BMI can give you a clue as to whether she simply needs a diet plan to eat more healthy, or if she'll need a diet plan for weight loss. With a healthy BMI, your 14-year-old girl will enjoy better quality of life.
      Regular Meals and Snacks
      2. One of the most important things to incorporate into a 14-year-old girl's diet plan is regular meals and snacks throughout the day. Teenagers are especially susceptible to skipping meals like breakfast and lunch: the first because she's running late, and the second due to pressure from peers to eat as little as possible. However, skipping meals sends your 14-year-old's body into starvation mode, telling it to store up fat for the next skipped meal. Eating regular meals actually causes a teen's metabolism to run faster, burning more calories in preparation for the next snack. Talk to her about the importance of regular eating, both for maintaining energy, concentration and focus through the day, and as an important tool for weight loss.
      Better Meals and Snacks
      3. Too often teen girls eat meals and snacks that are less than ideal. While you want her to eat regularly, you also want her to eat quality food that will help her on her quest for a healthier diet. Make it easy for her by supporting her diet. Send her to school with a variety of healthy snacks like nuts, vegetables and crackers to snack on between school periods, and opt for a homemade lunch over cafeteria fare, which can be greasy and unhealthy. Talk to her about staying full with the right foods, those that are high in nutrients, but still low in fat and calories. Armed with the right information, your 14-year-old girl can follow a diet plan to keep her healthy, and gain eating tools to help her for the rest of her life.

  2. QUESTION:
    What would be a healthy weight loss diet for me?
    I'm tired eating 850 - 1,000 and got super hungrey and ate over cause I got hungrey. So I am wondering how much to eat without getting hungrey but still lose weight. I'm 13 and I'm 5'2" and 109.7 lbs. Thanks.
    Like the smallest amount I can eat?

    • ANSWER:
      try www.sparkpeople.com - great FREE diet site that will answer all your questions.

  3. QUESTION:
    What should i eat for a healthy weight loss diet?
    I'm 14, and I'm 107 pounds. I have some belly fat that i'm trying to lose, and hopefully a diet and jogging will help.

    Can i get any suggestions specifically for what i should eat for Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner?

    Thankyou.

    -Jas

    • ANSWER:
      My sister is your age and weighs a little more then you. So this is what she says she does. She eats a piece of wheat toast with light jam with a fruit for breakfast. Then some pretzels or crackers, or fruit as a snack if she gets hungry before lunch. For lunch she normally gets the healthiest thing the school has that day, and again a snack if she gets hungry. When she gets home from school she runs 2 miles, then does some sit ups and push ups. For dinner she mostly eats chicken or tuna meals, with sides, like broccoli with cheese, or any vegetables or salad. She does all this because she is on the track team and the Volleyball team, so she stays very fit. The main thing you need to know is, don't EVER starve yourself, you don't ever want to feel that hunger pain. You need to eat every 4 hours with a light snack in between, and if you run and exercise, you can pretty much eat what you want.

  4. QUESTION:
    A healthy weight loss diet for a 17 year old?
    I'm 5'5 and about 115 pounds. I'm not neccessarily "fat", but I wouldn't mind losing a few pounds for prom, just to get rid of this small pouch I have on my stomach lol. I want to do it in the healthiest way possible! I need some tips?

    • ANSWER:
      I will give you a simple yet effective plan that help you maintain a healthy weight and not just maintain a healthy weight but also a healthy body. This plan is called the New Start plan.

      NEWSTART is an acronym.

      First we have N. That stands for Nutrition. Make sure that you eat many natural foods such as Fruits, vegetables,grains ETC. Cut back on animal products such as dairy and meats. That is where you will get a most of your unneeded fats. And instead of eating 3 meals, try eating 2 larger meals breakfast and lunch. If you still need to eat a third meal, eat a light meal.Remember, never miss out on your breakfast, that is what gets you going for the day

      Then we have E. That stands for exercise.Many people spend time on computers, tv, video games and they end up missing out on their exercise. Exercise is very important in maintaining a healthy body and weight. Any good physical labor is good exercise. Walking, running and working are good forms of exercise. You want to build muscle as you lose weight.

      Next is W. That is water.You are made up of 70-85% water.That's a lot of water! Your organs in your body depend on water to function. Your body needs lots of water to get rid of many of the toxins that are accumulated over time. If you exercise you will need even more water than if you do not exercise. Medical specialists say that an average person needs about 6-8 glasses of water a day.

      Next we have S. That stands for Sunlight. Get about 15-20 Min a day.You'll get plenty of vitamin d that way. It has many benefit for your health. too many to put here.
      Next we have T. That stand for Temperance. We all know this, sometimes we are intemperate and eat too much, or eat too much of something. It would be a good thing to practice temperance.

      Next we have A. That stands for Air. Fresh air brings oxygen to our lungs and supplies our blood with the needed oxygen and expels the waste product, Carbon Dioxide.You can get plenty of this while doing your outdoor exercises. Deep breathing is also a must.

      Next we have R. That stands for Rest. Everybody needs a rest. Sleeping allows your brain cells to be recharged and energized. Medical research has shown that a sleep deprived person may be more likely to gain weight. See link ---> ( http://www.bris.ac.uk/news/2004/582 )

      And lastly but the least T. That stands for Trust in Divine power. That has a lot to do with your physical health.

      Well, I hope that this was helpful to you. These principles, believe it or not , will make you the healthiest happiest person. :) )

  5. QUESTION:
    what is a example for a healthy weight loss diet?
    for breakfast,lunch and dinner and what type of snacks are better for a diet?is diet soda acceptable or should i avoid it?thanxs

    • ANSWER:
      Breakfast - oatmeal, organic cereal, homemade protein pancakes, waffles, or french toast, organe juice, fat frree or skim milk

      Lunch - unsalted almonds, peanuts, chaswes, rasians. Salada with tomatoes. ( no dressing ) Brown ricewith boneless turkey/chicken organic fruits

      Dinner Brown pasta, vegetables ( no can or bag ) organic turkey, chickem, groudn beef, prok etc

  6. QUESTION:
    Healthy Weight Loss Diet Plans For Seniors?
    I am helping my mom with her diet, but she is worried that many diets are just not going to be healthy for her. Does anyone know of a diet plan that includes daily meal plans that she can start on that is both healthy and not just a fad?

    • ANSWER:
      Many people struggle hard to reduce their weights. Right now, there a lot of programs created to help such people in their respective weight loss endeavor. And to help them fully, here are some important weight loss tips beginners should follow to make sure their chosen program work for them flawlessly:

      1. Make sure that you reduce the quantity of your food.
      In order to lose weight, you have to watch your meal servings. And it won't matter if you're at home or dining out. But you have to be most especially watchful when eating inside restaurants. You might order big chunks of meat because of the juicy ad you see in the menu. The rule of thumb is this: eat just enough to address your hunger. Never stuff yourself with food.

      2. Exercise is key.
      Exercise causes the body to burn fats. And no diet works without the help of a good exercise regime. All weight loss tips appearing in health magazines and over the internet will tell you that regular exercise could help you a lot in reducing your body mass index. A handful of people can't be wrong. So don’t skip an exercise routine at the gym.
      More Info Check out http://fast-weightloss-plans.blogspot.com/

  7. QUESTION:
    Is there a healthy diet weight loss plan?
    Help me make a diet plan. For example: for breakfast what should i eat, lunch,dinner, etc.. Also, I want a diet that is below 1200 calories.

    • ANSWER:
      breakfast:
      1 cup whole grain cereal with half a cup of skim milk

      snack:
      a medium sized apple with a tbsp of peanut butter

      lunch:
      4 ounces chicken breast, 1-2 cup(s) of salad (w/o salad dressing or just dip your fork in you favorite dressing; saves A LOT of calories & u can add any kind of vegetables u want) & 1/2 cup brown rice

      snack:
      kiwi and a strawberry (add some brown sugar or honey if u want)

      dinner:
      3 ounces lean steak cooked with a tsp of olive oil w/ salad OR a can of tuna mixed with salsa and greens and 1/2 cup of brown rice or slice of whole grain bread.

      dessert:
      frozen yogurt. or half a banana sliced into pieces with 1/3 cup of sliced almonds and your favorite kinda of yogurt, and a dash of honey. mix it together and u get a banana and almonds bowl. its good :)

      this meal plan is about 1,037 calories & doesn't leave out any food groups which is vital for all around nutrition

      I used fatloss4idiots diet plan to generate this.
      http://beam.to/revealweightlossfact

  8. QUESTION:
    What is a healthy diet for weight loss?
    I have Asthma and have had it since I was a baby. It is hard to stay thin and fit when you are unable to be as physical as others. I only eat organic and try to be as physical as I possibly can but I cannot seem to lose weight. I need to lose about 40 pounds, but I want to do it a safe healthy way. Can any suggest a healthy diet for weight loss? I need to lose this weight in under a year, any help would be wonderful.

    ~M.M.A.~

    • ANSWER:
      The best diet for losing weight and keeping it off is this 4-step approach to eating:

      1. When you're hungry, eat.
      2. Eat only what you love.
      3. Eat consciously.
      4. When you think you even might be full, stop.

      Here's the explanation:
      1. When your body tells you it's hungry, it's giving you a warning that your metabolism is going to slow down soon. You burn much more calories when you eat small amounts all day every 2 hours or so instead of 1 or 2 large meals. The fattest people I know eat only one big meal at the end of the day. So eat when you're hungry.
      2. You should enjoy eating, it's entertainment. You'll have much more success with a diet if you actually like the foods you eat. Toss out all the diet meals, lowfat and lite crap and replace it with the good stuff.
      3. Be aware of the flavor of every bite. Savor it. Eat slowly, with your eyes closed if necessary. Take reasonable bites, put down your fork or the sandwich between each bite, think about the flavors. Chew each bite at least 25 times. Don't watch TV or read or talk on the phone while you're eating; the food is the entertainment. If you think you love eating, now's your chance to prove it.
      4. As soon as you even suspect you might have had enough, stop eating. Don't worry about being hungry again in half an hour -- if you are, just eat some more!

      Bonus tips: walk a little extra today. Then tomorrow, walk a little more than that. Then more, then more. When you feel ready, upgrade to jogging or other active stuff. Everything physical you can do is exercise.

      Bonus bonus tip: when you're hungry, always drink water first. Most hunger is actually thirst.

  9. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy weight loss diet?
    I want to make a Life-Style diet for a healthy diet.
    I made a list of foods I'm willing to eat to live a healthy life & to lose weight.
    I'm an average height, overweight 18 year-old male.
    Will these foods help me lose weight?

    DRINKS: water, tea, iced coffee
    SPICES: cinnamon, hot sauce, oregano
    BREAKFAST: eggs, oatmeal, Honey Bunches of Oats cereal w/ skim milk,
    DINNER: whole wheat spaghetti, tuna, salad w/ spinach
    SNACKS + OTHER: vegetables, fruit, frozen fruit smoothies w/ yogurt, almonds

    (should I buy Protein powder???)

    I'm going to start eating only these foods and exercising by running, doing push-ups, sit-ups and some weight lifting.

    Will this life-style help me lose weight and make me healthy?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Jacob
      I used to train people and the best advice I can give you is, if it is processed don't eat it. This is hard because eating foods that are not processed or out of a package is convenient. It may be time consuming when it comes to preparation but fresh is best. Eat 5-6 small well balanced meals a day, and lots of water!!! I can't stress that enough, one glass every hour. You should always have a bottle of water with you. As far as snacks go, almonds are great. This is not easy at first but well worth it, because the feeling you will have when the weight starts coming off is awesome. Don't give up, if you are feeling pain about how you look use that to drive you, pain is a great motivator.

      I hope this helps you, good luck
      Mike

  10. QUESTION:
    Anyone have a link to a healthy diet (not weight loss diet) plan?
    I'm sick of eating fast food all the time and would like to start eating healthier. I'm not overweight or anything I recently quit smoking and am trying be healthier all around. BTW I'm a 22 year old Male if that makes a difference. I'm aware of the food pyramid and everything but I just thought it would be nice if there was something that had some good ideas on what to make or a schedule of some sort to follow. Any ideas would be helpful

    • ANSWER:
      I am also a 22 year old man who used to eat fast food at least one meal every day. For sure, it gets extremely addicting (just watch the movie "Supersize Me!"). The first step is to break this addiction.

      One diet that I'm starting to adopt is called the fatloss4idiots diet. It help you by generating a healthy diet plan with the food you chosen and the best thing is it help me loss 50 pounds in 4 months. Visit this site to read more about it:
      http://beam.to/revealweightlossfact

  11. QUESTION:
    What is a healthy cleanse/weight loss diet?
    I need something to do for 3 weeks because i am going on vacation...
    i am 15 years old and i would like to lose 10 pounds if possible..
    and something natural and healthy... something that will make me feel great. also i am doing 15 minutes of yoga and a 30 min jog everyday..

    • ANSWER:
      You need to make sure that you both excercise and eat healthy if you want to achieve the changes in weight you

      desire. There are no quick fixes, but there are plenty of different methods you can use to achieve the body

      that you desire.

      For some great free and detailed weight loss, health, dieting and fitness information - travel over to the link

      below.

  12. QUESTION:
    can anyone give me a healthy 1200 calorie weight loss diet?
    im looking for a healthy diet in the 1200 calorie range,

    proffesional trainers please but anyone can help

    • ANSWER:
      I’m assuming you’re a guy, Mr. Right, so a 1,200 calorie diet would not be a healthy one (you’re not a 60 years old, 5’5, and 120lbs woman!).

      You should eat enough to cover your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) or your body will adapt to a low caloric intake and lower your metabolism, making it very hard for you to use your fat reserves. And then, as soon as you would eventually start eating normally again, you would make fat reserves very easily, because you would have a lower metabolism and therefore regain all the weight you lost and keep going up, unless you exercise A LOT.

      Men’s Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR):
      66 + (6.23 x weight in pounds) + (12.7 x height in inches) - minus (6.8 x age in years)

      For info: Women’s Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR):
      655 + (4.35 x weight in pounds) + (4.7 x height in inches) - minus (4.7 x age in years)

      Do not have a “diet” diet, where you’re told what to eat, just eat healthy, have a simple healthy diet, so you can satisfy your cravings and you can answer your body’s need for some missing nutrients. Like if I’m building muscle mass, I’ll need a lot of carbs to do the weight training (because it’s anaerobic and fat burning shuts down) and then I’ll get huge cravings for eggs, nuts or a good juicy filet mignon (need for proteins for the “repairing stronger” part) otherwise, I would only eat eggs or meat like once a week.

      Eating healthy is about avoiding the unhealthy food as much as possible. Once you stay away from fast food (any restaurant food, really), packaged and boxed food (except for bread, pasta and rice, if you don’t make your own bread/pasta), canned food, prepared and processed food, then you’re left with the fruits/veggies, whole wheat food (the brown kind of bread, pasta), brown rice, lean meat and the good kind of oil (olive, avocado, nuts, fish). You can have any of the bad stuff occasionally so they don’t become forbidden obsessions. Have some French fries, or one slice of pizza (with your favorite veggies) or a cookie, once in a while. Just don’t do it every day and watch for portion sizes.
      Also the cooking method can double the calorie content of a meal, so learn about healthy cooking without having to add extra fats, like using a steamer (using water), a rotisserie (using heat and herbs), a slow cooker (using homemade broth and herbs), a pressure cooker, a grill…

      Once you cook your own meals, you can control the calorie content because your control the cooking method and all the ingredients. A lot of people are overweight because they keep eating food that they did not cook.

      You do not lose weight by eating less. You lose weight by exercising for 3,500 calories for each pound of fat reserve that you need to lose (and make sure you eat enough to cover your BMR).

  13. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy weight loss diet plan? Will I lose weight in 2 months?
    Breakfast: 2 Vita Brits + Half Banana With Rice Milk
    Recess: Nut Handful + Piece Suger Free Dark Chocolate
    Lunch: Piece of Fruit
    Dinner: Steamed Vegetables, Brown Rice, Protein

    Advice? What I should change? Tips?

    Ps. I am trying to make each meal as small as possible. Have been reading a lot! Thank you :)

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    what are some vital healthy weight loss diet tips?

    • ANSWER:
      Drink water.
      Stay away from breads.

  15. QUESTION:
    what is a example of a healthy diet for weight loss?
    I need to start eating healthier to lose weight. But I don't know how to start. I need a diet that I could do in the long term for a healthier lifestyle and that will help me lose weight every week? any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Buy "You: On a Diet" by Dr. Mehmet Oz. It is the best and most comprehensive guide to eating healthy and losing weight that I have ever read. You might also try the American Diabetes Association. They will have the food groups, etc on the website. The best advice is to divide your plate into 4ths. 1/4 of your plate should have meat , 1/2 of your plate should have vegetables and 1/4 should have carbs. You should eat a lot of green leafy vegetables and have a helping of dairy at least once a day. Just use common sense, that should do it.

  16. QUESTION:
    do you find "herbalife"shakes(shape works) good for a healthy weight loss diet?
    i'm trying to loose some weight,but i've become very suspective to any kind of food restriction,since i hardly got out of buleimia and anorexia.that's why i'm trying to figure out a mild,but healthy way to loose some weight.i've tryed 'herbalife'shake,but i'm not sure if it is ok to take it.

    • ANSWER:
      Putting it simply, it fills your belly with something so that the hunger cravings subside. Little kids still do that with"can I have a glass of water" a half hour before mealtime and then they are not hungry - their gut is full of water.
      If you diet, you lose the energy to burn off the calories...so you sit around and get fatter. Eat healthy(no fast foods-chock full of sugars and fats) and eat veges and unprocessed foods -ones you got to cook yourself- that way you control the amount of sugar and fat in the food. The closer you are to natural food the thinner you will be. Staying away from the canned and prepackaged meals will help you more. Those foods are on the outer edge of all supermarkets - veges dairy meat. Shop the edges more often.

  17. QUESTION:
    Doubts about gym workout, effective weight loss and healthy diet.?
    Dear Yahoo! Users,
    I am just started gyming. I am 178.5cm, and 66kg. I cannot do a pull up. I wanted to train up to be lean(with 8 pacs and not those bodybuilder, very big size). My aim is to be able to do at least 10 pullups by 6 months and a 6 pac. I am student. So i would like to ask you guys about time arrangement gym/study, effective gym workout, weight loss and healthy diet.
    Firstly, effective gym workout. Normally, when I gym, I started with abs workout using machine and then train my arms with some machine. Rest around a minute or less before continuing. Then afterwards i did the one which trains back muscles, pullling the weights to my chest(that type of workout). Then, I did the one which i lie down and did something like a barbell but I push it up and down(With pulley aid, the one that trains chest). And after wards some assisted pull ups. Then I will rest, repeat for 1h plus. Afterwards, I will run on the treadmil for 8 mins running 1.6km(to lose weight). Is this a correct workout to train muscles and lose weight to get to my goal stated above?

    Secondly, about weight loss and healthy diet. Normally, breakfast, I had 2 eggs and a cup of milo. Lunch, I normally had fish soup. Dinner, normally chicken rice. Or something like that. Can somebody tell me what to abstain? Because sometimes I had tea breaks and supper. I don't eat fast food, except for subway;D So what food to abstain and points to take note for healthy diet? And also how to lose weight? Is my gym workout a good workout to lose weight? I also swim once a week. Around 10 laps of freestyle in around 12-15mins. And 2 to 4 sprinting laps.
    So, guys, what type of workout should I follow? Healthy diet? Weight loss?
    Thanks guys, I appreciate all your answers:D

    • ANSWER:
      1.Eat about 6 small complete meals throughout the day (fish, almonds, walnuts, and lean proteins in general, plenty of raw fruits and vegetables, and complex multigrain carbohydrates) spaced out about every 2-3 hours. Consume between 1500-2500 calories a day.
      2.Do NOT starve yourself, do NOT binge eat.
      3.Be as active as you can; nothing to do for 10 minutes? Knock out 10 push-ups.
      4.Eat some spicy foods; take a decent amount of vitamin C, and drink between a half-gallon and a whole gallon of WATER a day. Avoid anything deep-fried, white bread, sprinkles, and any refined sugar.
      5.No more soda. Ever.
      6.If you do drink coffee, drink it black.
      7.Do at least 35 minutes of cardio straight at least once a day, at least three times a week, more if you are not trying to put on muscle.
      8.Do a large amount of full body exercises whenever possible (Jumping Jacks, Pull-ups, Chin ups, dips, squats, hanging leg raises, hanging knee raises, back raises, glute ham raises, burpees)
      9.Get at least 6 hours of sleep a night, but no more then 9.
      10.Here is the most important part: STICK TO IT!

      You can feel free to email me with any questions or comments

  18. QUESTION:
    What is a good healthy weight loss diet?
    I am sick and tired of all those fad diets that makes me feel tired and hungary. I would like to lose about 5-10pounds, I am busy mom and dont eat right because I am always in a rush. I would like some diet tips or healthy eating diet rountine. I tired them all atkins, dextox, and slim-fast nothing works. I also eat late thats when my kids are in bed and it is my relax time. When should i stop eating at..how many times a week should I execirse. And meal plan. thank

    • ANSWER:
      OMG! Please do not listen to that jerk, the 2nd answerer. Just consume less then 1,500 calories, and exercise a couple of times a week. Cardio is the best. Get a gym membership, they have free childcare. All of them do. And if you have to go to Mc. Donalds, instead of getting the big mac and a large fries and drink, get a small cheese burger, small fries, and small drink. It is all about what you eat. But, it would be best to eat 3 healthy meals a day. Hope this helps! Good luck!

      And sorry I don't know what time to eat at. I heard that eating late doesn't make you gain weight, but I am not for sure on that.

  19. QUESTION:
    Would taking diet/weight loss pills while maintaining a healthy diet/exercise routine increase my results?
    I am obese.

    I am on a good diet (lots of water and veggies) and have started working out 3-4 times a week. I am thinking of taking a diet pill additionally to these two things to increase my weight loss. Would it work?

    • ANSWER:
      i would do it the more natural way and not take a diet pill. I have actually had to cut gluten and dairy products out of my diet because i get migraines and that's what causes them, it's been only two weeks and i have noticed a lot of results and i don't even exercise. keep on exercising and eating healthy you're on the right track.

  20. QUESTION:
    Healthy Weight Loss Diet for 13 Year Old?
    ok, so i am a 13 year old girl (only 5') and weigh about 114 pounds. my BMI is 22.5, and all of the websites say this is healthy. here is my issue: i am not horribly fat or obeise or anything, but my stomach isn't ideal and neither are my thighs. they aren't as toned as i would like them to be. my diet right now isn't the best, meaning it consists of many fatty foods. i am, however, a vegetarian, and have been for about a year and a half now. i have tried doing aerobics, zumba, and other work out tapes, but i'm not athletic, so i find them quite difficult. i run occasionally, and plan to do more of it. ideally, i would like to go lose about 7 lbs (i don't have a certain time limit, but a few months would be nice). i am looking for a diet that i can easily commit to, and consume a reasonable amount of calories a day on. oh, and suggestions reguarding protein rich foods would also be greatly appreciated! since i no longer consume meat, it would be nice to know what else i can gain protein from. i would like to see suggestions for meals/snacks, and amount of calories i should consume daily and on certain things in your answers. for example: breakfast; apple/toast with peanut butter, ___ calories, snack; ____ with ____ calories, amount of calories per day; ____. yeah, that sort of thing, if that makes any sense lol :)
    oh, and please don't lecture me about how i don't need to lose weight or diet because i'm too young, i'm not trying to make myself size double zero and 70lbs, i just want to get in shape and get healthy.
    thankyou in advance for all of your help!
    -susie:)

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Susie :) I'm a vegetarian and what you described sounds like me so I think I can help.

      I've been losing weight and just felt better and healthier. Heres what I'm doing:

      I eat only light breakfast lunch and dinners, because for me that really is all I need (you might need a snack, just find out what's right for you). For protein I eat eggs a lot, and also edamame (soybeans), and sometimes for a treat I have some goat cheese and crackers for, like, lunch. Today so far I've eaten: Fried Eggs for breakfast (Two with a bit of olive oil and salt) and some apple. For lunch I had a sandwich with whole wheat bread, low fat cheese (cheddar) some lettuce, and lite mayonnaise (which is actually yummy). For dinner I think I'm going to have goat cheese and crackers (I eat small dinners because I don't really need the calories, after all I'm going to bed).

      I exercise whenever I can (little things: walking the dog,running a little) and at my camp we have the option to play Capture-The-Flag every day so I always play that. And also sometimes my mom and my brother ride there bike to the ice cream parlor in our town, and I go along but I just get water or something healthy if I am hungry. I also do yoga and when I'm watching TV or on the computer, I do little things like bounce on an exercise ball or do jumping jacks at commercial breaks (dorky but effective) :) .

      Good luck!

  21. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy diet for weight loss?
    Ok so today I ate:

    Breakfast: Cheerios with skimmed milk
    Morning snack: Apple with Mineral water
    Lunch: Fruit Salad containing Orange, Lemons, Grapes with a glass of Orange Cordial.
    Afternoon Snack: A fat free Yogurt with water.
    Dinner: Vegetable soup with a Glass of Fruit Juice.

    Is this an ok diet for weight loss? and any suggestions on how to Improve it? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Your name suggests that you’re a man. Men need a lot of calories. This diet is not even enough for an old woman.
      You do not lose weight by eating a low calorie diet. You will just force your body to lower your metabolism and adapt to lower caloric requirements…then you’ll get fat just eating normally again.
      You lose weight by eating enough and then exercising for 3,500 calories for each pound of fat reserves that you need to lose.

      Men: BMR = 66 + ( 6.23 x weight in pounds ) + ( 12.7 x height in inches ) - ( 6.8 x age in year )
      Women: BMR = 655 + ( 4.35 x weight in pounds ) + ( 4.7 x height in inches ) - ( 4.7 x age in years )

  22. QUESTION:
    whats a healthy weight loss diet for a 16 year old boy?
    im 16 i need a good diet cuz im gettin chubby

    • ANSWER:

  23. QUESTION:
    What is a heart healthy weight loss diet.?

    • ANSWER:
      Weight Watchers

  24. QUESTION:
    anyone have a link to a healthy diet (not weight loss diet) plan?
    I'm sick of eating fast food all the time and would like to start eating healthier. I'm not overweight or anything I recently quit smoking and am trying be healthier all around. BTW I'm a 22 year old Male if that makes a difference. I'm aware of the food pyramid and everything but I just thought it would be nice if there was something that had some good ideas on what to make or a schedule of some sort to follow. Any ideas would be helpful
    Thank you,
    Nick

    • ANSWER:
      I am also a 22 year old man who used to eat fast food at least one meal every day. For sure, it gets extremely addicting (just watch the movie "Supersize Me!"). The first step is to break this addiction.

      One diet that I'm starting to adopt is called the mucusless diet. I'm studying to be an herbalist, and this is part of the curriculum. Basically, you eat only fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and seeds, and no refined sugars or dairy products. If you would like more info, check out this link: http://www.herballegacy.com/ .

      The most important thing is to adopt a new eating lifestyle gradually. Don't just all of a sudden cut out foods that you ate every day. For example: instead of Jif peanut butter, try natural peanut butter. This will cut out the dangerous hydrogenated oils. After a while of gradual changes, you will feel alot better. Trust me, I know!

  25. QUESTION:
    whats a good healthy weight loss diet?

    • ANSWER:
      Eat as many natural foods as you can. Fruits and vegetables should be eaten with every meal and as a snack. Include lean protein such as skin less chicken, any seafood and trimmed meats in all meals. But only a small amount (about the size of your palm. Do not fry any food instead you should grill, bake, roast or steam.
      Try eating small meals throughout your day instead of 3 big ones, you'll soon notice that it will take less food to satisfy your hunger. I have found that eating only a snack size meal at dinner time has helped me. And I sleep alot better as well.
      Also a big mistake people make is cutting out carbs and dairy foods. Eat brown rice, wholegrain breads and brown pasta. And low fat yogurts, cheeses and milk. Instead of margarine or butter for sandwichs or cooking. Use spray olive oil and spread your bread with a low fat dip!!!
      Most importantly allow yourself one day off a week. Mine is a sunday. You can eat a take away meal, or chocolate or what ever you feel like but still in moderation. There are plenty of low fat fast food options now. This will stop you from feeling deprived and make your indulgence all the more satisfying because you know you've worked hard all week for it. Hope this helps you.

  26. QUESTION:
    Help I need a healthy diet for weight loss and muscle growth?
    I am half way there I now do 1hr cardio 5 times a week and 20 mins weights 3 times a week at the gym. I have been doing this for nearly a month and results are not to noticeable. I need to control my diet, what would you recomend for a diet, with this sort of exercise, i would say i burn 700 calories a session

    • ANSWER:
      paitence!!!!!wow you have done really well so just hang on and in another 4-8 weeks you will see the difference
      it took me 12 weeks remember you will be burning more cals now so restricting your diet will just make your body go into starvation mode and hold on to your food cals longer i suggest you eat more and you will see a difference,remember muscle weighs more than fat and you see yourself every day and dont see the change as much!

  27. QUESTION:
    A healthy diet weight loss plan?
    Help me make a diet plan. For example: for breakfast what should i eat, lunch,dinner, etc.. Also, I want a diet that is below 1200 calories.

    • ANSWER:
      I eat whatever I want just in moderation. As far as losing weight. I had the best luck with Acai Berry. I have to date lost 63 lbs. and am still losing. I have tried every diet and every pill out there and this has been a lifesaver for me and also my sister. I am recommending to everyone I know that wants to lose some weight. Here is a link I found for what I had used.
      http://www.acaiberryselect.com/splash.ph...

      I also do light excercise 30 min. a day 5 days a week.

  28. QUESTION:
    Website for healthy weight loss and diet plans?
    I just want a website that has dieting tips and dieting plans e.t.c....

    • ANSWER:
      SPARKPEOPLE.com is excellent. It has a calorie tracker, goal settings, articles, video work-outs, blogs, online community groups, etc. Hope this helps! OH and its FREE. YEAYYY!

  29. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy/weight loss diet, for someone without much money?
    Every morning I have about 1/2 cup of oatmeal I make the night before, using steel cut oats, a little splenda and cinnamon. Sometimes I add a little brown sugar-splenda mix for variety. About 1/2 cup Kefir lowfat pomegranate smoothie, and 1/2 cup frozen organic strawberries, raspberries and blackberries (I prefer frozen for the long shelf life, cheap price at BJs and the illusion that I'm eating some kind of ice cream or icy , they're so good!

    I also enjoy two mugs of coffee with just enough splenda to mask the bitterness and a dash of fat free half and half.

    For lunch I have a plain tuna sandwich, 1/2 can tuna in water with two slices whole grain bread (Giant Eagle brand), and about 1 cup of fresh raw broccoli, plain. I am a big fan of sweet potatoes, sometimes I'll replace some or all of the broccoli for a small plain one.

    I drink about three brewed mugs of green tea with lemon throughout the day.

    For what I call second lunch I have a turkey sandwich, same bread as before, with three thin slices of oven roasted turkey, a Laughing Cow garlic and herb cheese wedge spread, pickles and occasionally a bit of Newman's Own light honey mustard. Another cup of raw broccoli, too (it's my favorite).

    If I'm ever feeling snacky I'll eat a little bit of raw, unsalted almonds.

    Then dinner I make baked chicken with garlic, chili powder (cayenne only), oregano and parsley. I like it with either whole grain pasta or brown rice, and mixed veggies (cooked broccoli, carrots, yellow and red peppers in an extra virgin olive oil and herb sauce). Occasionally I'll skip the brown rice or pasta for two cheese stuffed big shells (big frozen bag from BJs for pretty cheap, and my husband loves them) baked in my E.V. olive oil, garlic, parsley and oregano blend. It's not whole grain and there are 270 calories in the two, but they are amazing and I only have them about once a week.

    At night a drink a couple mugs of sleepy time or lemon zinger tea.

    Is this an ok "diet"? I am 5'8", a little heavy from having a baby about 5 months back, and very busy with taking care of my husband and baby, cleaning and cooking. I walk a few times a day with my son in his stroller, about an hour and 1/2 total or more if I can. I do stretches for half an hour every morning and sometimes at night. I drink lots of plain, cold water, over the eight 8oz. cups some people recommend. I take a prenatal vitamin and fish oil type combo everyday (I had a lot left from pregnancy and breastfeeding the first few months), along with two fenugreek and one milk thistle pill. I don't add sugar, salt or butter to anything. I avoid trans fat and hydrogenated oils. I know a lot of people don't approve of splenda but I am a fan, and it's pretty cheap at BJs wholesale club. I am open to trying something new. I like a lot of bland foods. The only thing I cannot stand eating are chunks of onions. I hope to lose some weight over time and set a somewhat good example for my son.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you are working very hard to improve your health and set a good example for the family. I am sure your scale will tell you shortly if your plan is working. The main thing is variety. You will get bored with the same dietary plan. I can see you are working hard as it is. Perhaps, there is a site that will help with the menu planning and food purchasing that is free. You could try fitday.com, join, but don't pay anything. You will find lots of help, and all that you input is completely private.

  30. QUESTION:
    What is a cheap diet supplement that works in the aiding of weight loss (with healthy dieting and exercise)?
    I don't trust the products that guarantee immediate effects.

    I already use Tonalin® CLA, which seems to work (and I've seen it on many reliable sites), but I was wondering if there were any others.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there
      I have had great results using Proactol which is a natural fat binder and also helped me control my food cravings. when buying this product you will actually receive some pretty cool bonuses like free healthy recipes, an ebook to help you with your weight loss efforts plus some really good exercise videos so you get all the aspects important when wanting to lose weight:
      control of calories, exercise, healthy eating, restriction of the bad fats plus an appetite suppressant effect which will help you to maintain your healthy diet and turn it into a habit.

      Like I said, I have used the product myself and noticed that the longer I was using the better the results became (I had to lose atleast 65 lbs and did reach that, now I have been able to maintain it for almost a year :D and even still going down slowly)

      I have added some useful resources in the source box, one is a faq about proactol if you want to check it out, the other is a coupon discount page so that you can get it a lot cheaper.

      I hope this helps!

  31. QUESTION:
    Need a healthy but good diet for weight loss?
    my goal is to like 70 pounds in 90 days, i need a healthy diet tht wud help me put weight off but give me protiens and nutrients i need without starving my self. I will be working out too so dnt worry the weight loss is not completely dieting. so any idea wud really aprecciate it

    • ANSWER:
      Sit ups and do crunches, you build sum lean muscle there plus the cardio exercise you do, you will loose whatever you want, and dont forget to cut down on your fatty food intakes. To lose in as little as 3 weeks, listen to music while you do it and make sure the abdominal pain is there else you are not doing much.

  32. QUESTION:
    is this a healthy weight loss diet?
    everyday for the past week or so i have been eating 2 bowls of frosted mini wheats for breakfast, 2 brownie clif bars, and a *hit load of baby carrots.(clif bar and carrots for lunch- same for dinner) is this healthy or should i add a multivitamin?
    is it bad to eat a bag of baby carrots a day? sometimes i eat an orange.
    breakfast- 2 bowls mini wheats. lunch- 1 clif brownie bar and a few carrots dinner- 1 clif brownie bar and a few carrots i snack on more carrots when i get hungry so i go through a bag of baby carrots a day about.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, here are some tips to get you started,

      1. Eat fresh fruit instead of drinking fruit juice. Juice is often sweetened but fresh fruits have natural sugars. When you eat fruit, you are taking in a lot of fiber, which is needed by the body, and fruits of course are an excellent source of vitamins.

      2. If you do have a craving for fruit juice then go for fresh fruit juice instead of these that contain artificial flavors and colors. Or even better, try making your own fruit juice taking care not to sweeten it with too many calories.

      3. Choose fresh fruit to processed fruits. Processed and canned fruits do not have as much fiber as fresh fruit and processed and canned fruits are nearly always sweetened.

      4. Increase your fiber intake. Like I mentioned, the body needs a lot of fiber. So try to include in your diet as many fruits and vegetables as you can.

      5. Go crazy on vegetables. Vegetables are your best bet when it comes to losing pounds. Nature has a terrific spread when it comes to choosing vegetables. And the leafy green vegetables are your best bet. Try to include a salad in you diet always.

      6. Eat intelligently. The difference between man and beast is that we are driven by intelligence while beasts are driven by instinct. Don’t just eat something because you feel like eating it. Ask you’re self whether your body really needs it.

      7. Watch what you eat. Keep a watchful eye on every thing that goes in. Sometimes the garnishes can richer than the food itself. Accompaniments too can be very rich. Remember that it is the easiest thing in the world to eat something without realizing that it was something that you should not have eaten. Selective memory you know’

      8. Control that sweet tooth. Remember that sweet things generally mean more calories. It is natural that we have cravings for sweet things especially chocolates and other confectionery. Take this weight loss tips seriously and go easy on theses things and each time you consume something sweet understand that it is going to add on somewhere.

      9. Fix times to have meals and stick to it. Try to have food at fixed times of the day. You can stretch these times by half an hour, but anything more than that is going to affect your eating pattern, the result will either be a loss of appetite or that famished feeling which will make you stuff yourself with more than what is required the next time you eat.

      10. Eat only when you are hungry. Bonus weight loss tips here–> (make sure you are not just thirsty!)Some of us have the tendency to eat whenever we see food. We use parties as an excuse to stuff our selves. Understand that the effect of a whole week of dieting can be wasted by just one day’s party food. Whenever you are offered something to eat do not decline it completely bit just break of a nibble so that you appear to mind your manners and at the same time can watch your diet.

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  33. QUESTION:
    how does this sound for a healthy weight loss diet...?
    im 5'10 270lbs and im 20years old. the diet im thinkin of doing is make a fresh fruit smoothie in the morning with fat free milk and yogurt and fresh/frozen fruits. then for lunch make a sandwich with veggies and low fat meat no cheese and mustard on wheat bread. then for dinner have grilled chicken with seasoning and some fresh veggies and maybe a side of beans. then for snacks have fruits and veggies.. is there anything i should add or remove from this diet. i already have an exercise regimen so i dont need help with tht

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds great and yummy :) maybe add a bit more of calcium to your diet!
      Also, to my smoothie in the morning i add ground flax seed (look for it at a health shop), it's so good for you and your heart especially! has great omega-3's and cant even tell it's there. Plus i up my fiber content by adding a fiber powder also
      Try adding more fish to your diet!
      Also, it's important to have a daily multivitamin, and if you dont eat your omega-3's (found in walnuts, fish, and flax seed) then look for a fish oil tablet-i recommend nature's valley. I take mine at night along with my multivitamin.

  34. QUESTION:
    What about fruit promote weight loss? Will a healthy diet and eating a lot of fruit help weight loss?
    I eat 3 meals a day but I eat A LOT of fruit instead of snacks. I pick at apples, bananas, grapes and other fruits all day long. Can this simply help me lose weight? What is fruit helps the weight loss process?

    • ANSWER:
      It is very important to take not only fruits but also veggies for weight loss and healthy leaving. keep doing it will see the results. i have placed a like i read about the importance of fruits and veggies for your weight loss. good luck . . . don't ever give up.

  35. QUESTION:
    1500 calorie diet- healthy weight loss?
    is this healthy weight loss?
    and should i eat lots of protein to make sure the weight i lose will not be muscle?
    thanks!
    this is what i was kind of thinking

    breakfast: 2 slices toast with 2 teaspoons peanut butter
    lunch: chicken or tuna sandwich
    dinner: salmon and salad or small portion of what everyone else is having

    suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      try the lil Jack workout http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKCGe2Ezris
      its so easy a baby could do it

  36. QUESTION:
    Is 3 miles of running 5 x a week followed by a very healthy diet enough for weight loss?
    Is 3 miles of running on the treadmill (followed by a healthy diet) enough to lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      yes. Drink lots of water and no soft drinks and you on it girl. Moderate exercise and proper diet. works every time

  37. QUESTION:
    FOODs that are good for dieting??? What some foods that are healthy for a weight loss diet?
    That u can stock up at the grocery store. I mean like low calories and all that fun stuff

    • ANSWER:
      To correct the above, nuts are not a good idea when dieting... they're full of fat and carbs. Prepared foods like protein bars are to be approached with caution... read the label. Better to stick with mother nature.

      Vegetables are the best.... you can eat all you want and still lose weight. A diet should not have to make you hungry. Add some fruits and lean meats like fish or chicken breast and you're all set. A little daily exercise accelerates the weight loss.

      I lost 50 pounds in about three months following this simple plan.

  38. QUESTION:
    A Weight loss/healthy diet for a week?
    can someone help me think up of a diet to eat during a day to loose like 15 pounds... like in detail what foods to eat and when to eat

    • ANSWER:

  39. QUESTION:
    Is walking 4 kilometres a day with a healthy diet good for weight loss?

    And can you get the same benefits from riding an exercise bike for 4 kilometres a day?

    • ANSWER:
      Defiantly

  40. QUESTION:
    What is a good weight loss diet for vegetarians?
    Being a vegetarian for over 10 years, I now need to lose some of the weight i've put on in this time. Unfortunatly I must be eating an unblalance diet as i see plenty diets but most are for meat eaters none for us veggies. Any ideas for a good healthy Vegitarian weight loss program ?

    • ANSWER:
      The same one that applies to omnivors: eat less, exercise more.

      :)

  41. QUESTION:
    healthy diet and weight loss plan for A teen?
    ok... my friend is wanting to lose weight. dont ask me why because she is really skinny. so she asked me what a good healthy, diet and exercise plan would be. i read alot of beauty and health books so thats probably why she asked me. this is what i told her... i gave her some idead of really healthy food blablabla and gave her her diet plan and the rules for the diet. for her workout plan i told her to exercise 4 times a week for an hour each time. i said for warmups to do 20 pushups, 30 situps, 50 jumping jacks and stretches. she already runs around her block once on sat. and sun. she isnt satisfied. she wants an actual workout and diet plan. please help me! she is really headstrong and stubborn like me and if she dosent get a decent answer who knows what she might do???? i'm worried shes gonna become like anerexic or bulimic or something. please leev alot of details. i would greatly appreciate it. thanx. oh by the way shes 15.

    ~ kendall xoxoxoo

    • ANSWER:
      keep up some exercise (an hour a day) as it is good for the endorphins and would help if there is any depression....for weight loss, i got my daughter the satisfied with half portions cd from a company online....she loves it....it allows her subconsicous to guide her during meals, she only listens to it once a day for about 15 minutes and then she can eat whatever she wants and only eats half on her plate.... might help there are plenty of website on the internet that sell this kind of thing we got ours from www.independentachievement.com hope this helps, good luck

  42. QUESTION:
    If used properly with with regular exercise and a healthy diet, can some weight loss pill acctually work?
    How safe are they? Is it worth it? How extreme are the side affects?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, but minimally. They're not worth the money.

  43. QUESTION:
    Good weight loss diet,healthy/fast?
    Dosen't require much exercise for 12 year old girls.
    Very overweight.

    • ANSWER:
      Eat right and exercise. At 12 you're still a kid. Have fun and play outside. Burn off those calories.

  44. QUESTION:
    Would this be a healthy diet for weight loss and body function?
    A diet WITHOUT:

    -soy
    -sugar (except naturally occuring sugars) ie: no honey, corn syrup, etc.
    -dairy including eggs, soy milk, yogurt, butter, etc.
    -gluten/peanut/mayo/ketchup/chocolate/… in general
    -wheats and flour/corn

    and WITH:

    -fruit: except: grapefruit, or sweetened fruit juices
    -veggies: except: corn, tomato sauce, and creamed vegetables
    strach; except: (listed above)
    -nuts and seeds: except: anything peanut
    -meats: except: tuna, swordfish, shellfish, beef, pork, cold cuts, hot dogs, sausage, and canned meat
    milk substitutes: except: soy milk
    drinks: except: coffee, (non) green tea, sodas/soft drinks, caffiene, and alcohol
    sweeteners: except: sugar, corn syrup, and honey

    Does this sound effective for a healthy body, lifestyle, and weight loss?
    I know it seems drastic, but tell me what you think!

    My goals: stop bloating, healthy digestive tract, healthy bathroom breaks, energy, weight loss, and a happy body.

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy diet for weight-loss?
    Hey guys! I wanted some advice on my diet. Is it healthy and will it result in weight-loss? Or am I not eating enough? Thanks!

    Breakfast: Coffee with fat-free creamer.
    Lunch: 20 grapes, 1 serving of Baked! Potato Crisps, 1 Special-K Strawberry Snack Bar, and water.
    Dinner: Just a normal dinner (Meat, usually a potato and a veggie) with a Diet Dr. Pepper and water.

    That's it! Thanks for the advice :)
    I don't mean "diet" like I'm ON a diet. This is just what I eat everyday!

    • ANSWER:
      That is not healthy. Basically you only ate 1 meal (dinner) and 1 snack (your lunch). Coffee is not an adequate breakfast. Your body needs energy to get through the morning. You need more calories to keep your body from going into starvation mode which lowers your metabolism. You need more fruit and veggies. Try to eat some at every meal.

      An easy way to help eat better is the No S Diet. Don’t let the name fool you. It’s more of a sensible eating plan than traditional deprivation diet. No counting point, calories, carbs, etc. Just 3 simple rules.

      1. No seconds.
      2. No sweets (this includes sodas and other sweet drinks)
      3. Not on S days (weekends and special holidays you can cheat)

      If you want to have pizza, fine. Two regular or one large slice will fit on a plate. Chicken with rice? Just one serving. Pie ala-mode? Better make it on the weekend. The best thing about this is that unlike most traditional diets, it can be followed for you entire life without putting yourself in danger of malnutrition because it doesn’t limit the type of foods you can eat except sweets.

      You can still have your favorite foods, just in moderation. You aren’t feeling deprived or guilty because you can eat what you want on the weekend. Just be sure you don’t overdo it and wreck all the good progress you made during the week. This also gives you something to look forward to the rest of the week. You don’t need special foods or to make a big deal around your friends and family.

      Some people have #2 as no snacks. I find I get headaches if I don’t eat more frequently. I’ll allow myself a healthy snack of a small piece of fruit or veggies. Just be sure no dressing or peanut butter with it. Studies have shown that it is better to have 3 medium size meals and 2 small snacks rather than just 3 large meals. This helps keep blood sugar more steady. Plus you won’t feel so hungry at meal times.

  46. QUESTION:
    I need a healthy diet and weight loss plan?
    I'm 15, 5' 8", and am a size two and a small/medium in t-shirts. I've reached what I guess you could call my "standard" or "average." I just want to tone my upper arms, get a flat stomach, and smaller thighs. Any advice???

    • ANSWER:
      Try this out:

      Goal: Aim to lose 1 - 2 pounds a week. If you try to lose more than two pounds, you may be losing weight too fast, which commonly leads to gaining back all the weight that was lost, plus more.

      Exercise: If you have access to a gym, try out the elliptical machine and/or treadmill. If you are able to, run or jog a mile each day for about 3 to 5 days a week. If a mile is a bit too much, start out with half a mile, or even less; whatever you feel comfortable with! Gradually increase your distance (and your speed if you prefer). However, if you don't have access to a gym, try running around your block. The best time to exercise is within an hour of waking up in the morning. The reason? You burn more calories after a workout than if you had just been sitting on a couch. Exercising in the morning will allow you to burn more calories throughout the day, even long after you're done with your workout! So don't hit the snooze button on your alarm clock too many times!

      Diet: Eat 5 to 6 small meals a day; breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner, and if you need to eat more, evening snack. PORTION CONTROL IS KEY. If you are able to, prepare each meal ahead of time so when it comes to eating a meal, you don't overdo it. Try eating away from the kitchen so you're less likely to go back for seconds or thirds. Eat your last meal/snack no later than 6:30 - 7:00 p.m., and try not to eat anything for the rest of the night, or at least don't eat anything 3 hours prior to going to bed. Only drink water as your main beverage, and make sure to drink lots of it (it has been proven to speed up your metabolism)! Eat PLENTY of fruits and vegetables. They're low-cal, so in this case, more is better than less.

      The first couple of days of this diet may seem tough, but trust me, soon it will become a habit! Good luck!

  47. QUESTION:
    do you think this is a healthy diet for weight loss?
    breakfast: 2 ryvita with cottage cheese, banana

    lunch: large bowl veg soup with small whoegrain roll

    snack: an apple and handful of grapes OR a chopped pepper

    dinner: a wholemeal pitta bread filled with scrambled egg and a little brown rice OR grilled fish with small portion sweet potato and lots of green veg

    i only drink water and never really touch any junk food.

    i do 30mins aerobics and walk (fast pace) for 25 mins every day. i also got to the gym three times a week doing cardio exercises.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah that sounds like a great plan. Just stick to it and you should see results in no time.
      I have been doing a similar diet / exercise plan to yours, i've seen small changes in my body, but i can't stick to diets i always binge on chocolate... he he!!
      But if you do this everyday and don't give into temptation you should do fine.
      Good Luck!

  48. QUESTION:
    Does this weight loss diet sound healthy?
    Breakfast - Bran flakes and fruit

    Lunch - fish and salad

    Dinner - chicken and vegetables

    • ANSWER:
      sounds pretty healthy to mee

  49. QUESTION:
    please visit bookthings.wordpress.com, about diet healthy weight loss, low carb fat diet, south beach diet?

    • ANSWER:

  50. QUESTION:
    Best diet supplements for quick healthy weight loss?
    i have till march 11 to go from being 5'6 and 174lbs to atleast 150lbs. please!!
    also, i dont have a lot of free time considering i have a 2 year old and work full time.

    • ANSWER:
      No diet supplement will let you lose that, sorry. 24lbs are hard to shed, and you need at least 3 months if not more. I hate to be the barer of bad news, but its the truth.
      Dietary supplements are risky, and can often lead to blurred vision, headaches, hair loss, liver damage, numbness in the hands and difficulty walking. It can cause calcium deposits to build up, which can interfere with muscle function, including the heart muscle. These are only a few side affects. What I suggest is seeing a dietitian and establishing a diet plan. Drink plenty of water, cut out carbs, saturated fats, artificial sugars and full fat dairy. Exercise an hour a day, every day. You may lose 2lbs by March 11 if you are strict and specific.


Healthy Weight Loss Diet Plan

While following a healthy weight loss diet plan, there are many high fat and 'junk' foods which it is wise to avoid.

There are some which can be so bad for you that it is wise to make special note of them.

While it is not essential to completely cut them out of what you eat, you should certainly limit them to very occasional treats.

Fried desserts are very high on the list of anti weight loss foods. They qualify for this on a number of points. We all like a little something sweet at the end of a good meal. The problem is when you take something which is already high in sugar and fat, wrap it in batter and fry it! Wow, what a long list of unnecessary calories.

Do not be fooled by the fact that some of the popular fried desserts contain fruits, such as pineapple or banana. With their natural sugars and the addition of syrup, these fruits have lost their healthy identity.

Another example is processed meat products, when you might not even know exactly what is in there. A lot of effort goes into making the less desirable bits of animal matter tasty. They usually not only contain more fat than is good for you, but the chemicals involved might be enough to shock you. This could turn you away from your convenient and highly flavoured snack.

There are also many chemicals involved in my last culprit - alcopops. These drinks contain so much sugar and sweetener, along with the 'empty' calories in alcohol, they really should be given a wide berth most of the time.

It would be a real party pooper who banned alcohol altogether from your diet plan, but a dry white wine spritzer is a much healthier choice.

Sticking with a healthy eating plan can be a little difficult at first. It can help if you form the habit of knowing what you should and should not include.

Very few foods need to be completely excluded, but some are so bad that we really need to limit them quite drastically.

Improving your knowledge of what is good or bad for you will help keep you on track with your healthy eating plan.

You can find that you lose the craving for something when you realise just how much damage it can do.

There are many more ideas and suggestions to help with healthy weight loss at http://www.fitandhealthyladiesdiet.com. The Free E course could get you started and membership could change your life.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is there a healthy diet weight loss plan?
    Help me make a diet plan. For example: for breakfast what should i eat, lunch,dinner, etc.. Also, I want a diet that is below 1200 calories.

    • ANSWER:
      breakfast:
      1 cup whole grain cereal with half a cup of skim milk

      snack:
      a medium sized apple with a tbsp of peanut butter

      lunch:
      4 ounces chicken breast, 1-2 cup(s) of salad (w/o salad dressing or just dip your fork in you favorite dressing; saves A LOT of calories & u can add any kind of vegetables u want) & 1/2 cup brown rice

      snack:
      kiwi and a strawberry (add some brown sugar or honey if u want)

      dinner:
      3 ounces lean steak cooked with a tsp of olive oil w/ salad OR a can of tuna mixed with salsa and greens and 1/2 cup of brown rice or slice of whole grain bread.

      dessert:
      frozen yogurt. or half a banana sliced into pieces with 1/3 cup of sliced almonds and your favorite kinda of yogurt, and a dash of honey. mix it together and u get a banana and almonds bowl. its good :)

      this meal plan is about 1,037 calories & doesn't leave out any food groups which is vital for all around nutrition

      I used fatloss4idiots diet plan to generate this.
      http://beam.to/revealweightlossfact

  2. QUESTION:
    Anyone have a link to a healthy diet (not weight loss diet) plan?
    I'm sick of eating fast food all the time and would like to start eating healthier. I'm not overweight or anything I recently quit smoking and am trying be healthier all around. BTW I'm a 22 year old Male if that makes a difference. I'm aware of the food pyramid and everything but I just thought it would be nice if there was something that had some good ideas on what to make or a schedule of some sort to follow. Any ideas would be helpful

    • ANSWER:
      I am also a 22 year old man who used to eat fast food at least one meal every day. For sure, it gets extremely addicting (just watch the movie "Supersize Me!"). The first step is to break this addiction.

      One diet that I'm starting to adopt is called the fatloss4idiots diet. It help you by generating a healthy diet plan with the food you chosen and the best thing is it help me loss 50 pounds in 4 months. Visit this site to read more about it:
      http://beam.to/revealweightlossfact

  3. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy weight loss diet plan? Will I lose weight in 2 months?
    Breakfast: 2 Vita Brits + Half Banana With Rice Milk
    Recess: Nut Handful + Piece Suger Free Dark Chocolate
    Lunch: Piece of Fruit
    Dinner: Steamed Vegetables, Brown Rice, Protein

    Advice? What I should change? Tips?

    Ps. I am trying to make each meal as small as possible. Have been reading a lot! Thank you :)

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    A healthy diet weight loss plan?
    Help me make a diet plan. For example: for breakfast what should i eat, lunch,dinner, etc.. Also, I want a diet that is below 1200 calories.

    • ANSWER:
      breakfast:
      1 cup whole grain cereal with half a cup of skim milk

      snack:
      a medium sized apple with a tbsp of peanut butter

      lunch:
      4 ounces chicken breast, 1-2 cup(s) of salad (w/o salad dressing or just dip your fork in you favorite dressing; saves A LOT of calories & u can add any kind of vegetables u want) & 1/2 cup brown rice

      snack:
      kiwi and a strawberry (add some brown sugar or honey if u want)

      dinner:
      3 ounces lean steak cooked with a tsp of olive oil w/ salad OR a can of tuna mixed with salsa and greens and 1/2 cup of brown rice or slice of whole grain bread.

      dessert:
      frozen yogurt. or half a banana sliced into pieces with 1/3 cup of sliced almonds and your favorite kinda of yogurt, and a dash of honey. mix it together and u get a banana and almonds bowl. its good :)

  5. QUESTION:
    anyone have a link to a healthy diet (not weight loss diet) plan?
    I'm sick of eating fast food all the time and would like to start eating healthier. I'm not overweight or anything I recently quit smoking and am trying be healthier all around. BTW I'm a 22 year old Male if that makes a difference. I'm aware of the food pyramid and everything but I just thought it would be nice if there was something that had some good ideas on what to make or a schedule of some sort to follow. Any ideas would be helpful
    Thank you,
    Nick

    • ANSWER:
      I am also a 22 year old man who used to eat fast food at least one meal every day. For sure, it gets extremely addicting (just watch the movie "Supersize Me!"). The first step is to break this addiction.

      One diet that I'm starting to adopt is called the mucusless diet. I'm studying to be an herbalist, and this is part of the curriculum. Basically, you eat only fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and seeds, and no refined sugars or dairy products. If you would like more info, check out this link: http://www.herballegacy.com/ .

      The most important thing is to adopt a new eating lifestyle gradually. Don't just all of a sudden cut out foods that you ate every day. For example: instead of Jif peanut butter, try natural peanut butter. This will cut out the dangerous hydrogenated oils. After a while of gradual changes, you will feel alot better. Trust me, I know!

  6. QUESTION:
    Healthy Weight Loss Diet Plans For Seniors?
    I am helping my mom with her diet, but she is worried that many diets are just not going to be healthy for her. Does anyone know of a diet plan that includes daily meal plans that she can start on that is both healthy and not just a fad?

    • ANSWER:
      Many people struggle hard to reduce their weights. Right now, there a lot of programs created to help such people in their respective weight loss endeavor. And to help them fully, here are some important weight loss tips beginners should follow to make sure their chosen program work for them flawlessly:

      1. Make sure that you reduce the quantity of your food.
      In order to lose weight, you have to watch your meal servings. And it won't matter if you're at home or dining out. But you have to be most especially watchful when eating inside restaurants. You might order big chunks of meat because of the juicy ad you see in the menu. The rule of thumb is this: eat just enough to address your hunger. Never stuff yourself with food.

      2. Exercise is key.
      Exercise causes the body to burn fats. And no diet works without the help of a good exercise regime. All weight loss tips appearing in health magazines and over the internet will tell you that regular exercise could help you a lot in reducing your body mass index. A handful of people can't be wrong. So don’t skip an exercise routine at the gym.
      More Info Check out http://fast-weightloss-plans.blogspot.com/

  7. QUESTION:
    healthy diet and weight loss plan for A teen?
    ok... my friend is wanting to lose weight. dont ask me why because she is really skinny. so she asked me what a good healthy, diet and exercise plan would be. i read alot of beauty and health books so thats probably why she asked me. this is what i told her... i gave her some idead of really healthy food blablabla and gave her her diet plan and the rules for the diet. for her workout plan i told her to exercise 4 times a week for an hour each time. i said for warmups to do 20 pushups, 30 situps, 50 jumping jacks and stretches. she already runs around her block once on sat. and sun. she isnt satisfied. she wants an actual workout and diet plan. please help me! she is really headstrong and stubborn like me and if she dosent get a decent answer who knows what she might do???? i'm worried shes gonna become like anerexic or bulimic or something. please leev alot of details. i would greatly appreciate it. thanx. oh by the way shes 15.

    ~ kendall xoxoxoo

    • ANSWER:
      keep up some exercise (an hour a day) as it is good for the endorphins and would help if there is any depression....for weight loss, i got my daughter the satisfied with half portions cd from a company online....she loves it....it allows her subconsicous to guide her during meals, she only listens to it once a day for about 15 minutes and then she can eat whatever she wants and only eats half on her plate.... might help there are plenty of website on the internet that sell this kind of thing we got ours from www.independentachievement.com hope this helps, good luck

  8. QUESTION:
    I need a healthy diet and weight loss plan?
    I'm 15, 5' 8", and am a size two and a small/medium in t-shirts. I've reached what I guess you could call my "standard" or "average." I just want to tone my upper arms, get a flat stomach, and smaller thighs. Any advice???

    • ANSWER:
      Try this out:

      Goal: Aim to lose 1 - 2 pounds a week. If you try to lose more than two pounds, you may be losing weight too fast, which commonly leads to gaining back all the weight that was lost, plus more.

      Exercise: If you have access to a gym, try out the elliptical machine and/or treadmill. If you are able to, run or jog a mile each day for about 3 to 5 days a week. If a mile is a bit too much, start out with half a mile, or even less; whatever you feel comfortable with! Gradually increase your distance (and your speed if you prefer). However, if you don't have access to a gym, try running around your block. The best time to exercise is within an hour of waking up in the morning. The reason? You burn more calories after a workout than if you had just been sitting on a couch. Exercising in the morning will allow you to burn more calories throughout the day, even long after you're done with your workout! So don't hit the snooze button on your alarm clock too many times!

      Diet: Eat 5 to 6 small meals a day; breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner, and if you need to eat more, evening snack. PORTION CONTROL IS KEY. If you are able to, prepare each meal ahead of time so when it comes to eating a meal, you don't overdo it. Try eating away from the kitchen so you're less likely to go back for seconds or thirds. Eat your last meal/snack no later than 6:30 - 7:00 p.m., and try not to eat anything for the rest of the night, or at least don't eat anything 3 hours prior to going to bed. Only drink water as your main beverage, and make sure to drink lots of it (it has been proven to speed up your metabolism)! Eat PLENTY of fruits and vegetables. They're low-cal, so in this case, more is better than less.

      The first couple of days of this diet may seem tough, but trust me, soon it will become a habit! Good luck!

  9. QUESTION:
    What is a good healthy weight loss diet?
    I am sick and tired of all those fad diets that makes me feel tired and hungary. I would like to lose about 5-10pounds, I am busy mom and dont eat right because I am always in a rush. I would like some diet tips or healthy eating diet rountine. I tired them all atkins, dextox, and slim-fast nothing works. I also eat late thats when my kids are in bed and it is my relax time. When should i stop eating at..how many times a week should I execirse. And meal plan. thank

    • ANSWER:
      OMG! Please do not listen to that jerk, the 2nd answerer. Just consume less then 1,500 calories, and exercise a couple of times a week. Cardio is the best. Get a gym membership, they have free childcare. All of them do. And if you have to go to Mc. Donalds, instead of getting the big mac and a large fries and drink, get a small cheese burger, small fries, and small drink. It is all about what you eat. But, it would be best to eat 3 healthy meals a day. Hope this helps! Good luck!

      And sorry I don't know what time to eat at. I heard that eating late doesn't make you gain weight, but I am not for sure on that.

  10. QUESTION:
    Healthy Weight Loss Diet for 13 Year Old?
    ok, so i am a 13 year old girl (only 5') and weigh about 114 pounds. my BMI is 22.5, and all of the websites say this is healthy. here is my issue: i am not horribly fat or obeise or anything, but my stomach isn't ideal and neither are my thighs. they aren't as toned as i would like them to be. my diet right now isn't the best, meaning it consists of many fatty foods. i am, however, a vegetarian, and have been for about a year and a half now. i have tried doing aerobics, zumba, and other work out tapes, but i'm not athletic, so i find them quite difficult. i run occasionally, and plan to do more of it. ideally, i would like to go lose about 7 lbs (i don't have a certain time limit, but a few months would be nice). i am looking for a diet that i can easily commit to, and consume a reasonable amount of calories a day on. oh, and suggestions reguarding protein rich foods would also be greatly appreciated! since i no longer consume meat, it would be nice to know what else i can gain protein from. i would like to see suggestions for meals/snacks, and amount of calories i should consume daily and on certain things in your answers. for example: breakfast; apple/toast with peanut butter, ___ calories, snack; ____ with ____ calories, amount of calories per day; ____. yeah, that sort of thing, if that makes any sense lol :)
    oh, and please don't lecture me about how i don't need to lose weight or diet because i'm too young, i'm not trying to make myself size double zero and 70lbs, i just want to get in shape and get healthy.
    thankyou in advance for all of your help!
    -susie:)

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Susie :) I'm a vegetarian and what you described sounds like me so I think I can help.

      I've been losing weight and just felt better and healthier. Heres what I'm doing:

      I eat only light breakfast lunch and dinners, because for me that really is all I need (you might need a snack, just find out what's right for you). For protein I eat eggs a lot, and also edamame (soybeans), and sometimes for a treat I have some goat cheese and crackers for, like, lunch. Today so far I've eaten: Fried Eggs for breakfast (Two with a bit of olive oil and salt) and some apple. For lunch I had a sandwich with whole wheat bread, low fat cheese (cheddar) some lettuce, and lite mayonnaise (which is actually yummy). For dinner I think I'm going to have goat cheese and crackers (I eat small dinners because I don't really need the calories, after all I'm going to bed).

      I exercise whenever I can (little things: walking the dog,running a little) and at my camp we have the option to play Capture-The-Flag every day so I always play that. And also sometimes my mom and my brother ride there bike to the ice cream parlor in our town, and I go along but I just get water or something healthy if I am hungry. I also do yoga and when I'm watching TV or on the computer, I do little things like bounce on an exercise ball or do jumping jacks at commercial breaks (dorky but effective) :) .

      Good luck!

  11. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy diet plan for weight loss? Any suggestions for improvement?
    I want to lose 10-15 in 6 weeks. Here is my meal plan:

    whole grain light english muffin with natural peanut butter
    fresh apple slices
    cup of tea with low fat milk

    low fat string cheese
    low sodium turkey slices

    kashi fruit and grain bar

    fish/chicken with mixed greens,avocado,onion,red pepper,vinaigrette

    sugar free jell-o

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    Website for healthy weight loss and diet plans?
    I just want a website that has dieting tips and dieting plans e.t.c....

    • ANSWER:
      SPARKPEOPLE.com is excellent. It has a calorie tracker, goal settings, articles, video work-outs, blogs, online community groups, etc. Hope this helps! OH and its FREE. YEAYYY!

  13. QUESTION:
    Best Healthy Diet plan for perfect weight loss?
    want to lose 200 pounds

    I want to lose 3 pounds a week until I reach and maintain a weight of 200 pounds.

    • ANSWER:
      go wheat free. No pasta, pizza, bread and so on. And no food
      after 7 p.m. People achieve marvellous results with it. Depending on
      your initial weight, you can drop upwards from 20 pounds a month. If
      you don't eat wheat then you don't eat all those sticky, fatty goey
      cakes, you don't eat junk food, and you don't eat biscuits. But your
      diet is still balanced. It costs nothing, and you do not have to
      calculate points or to buy special meals or plans.

  14. QUESTION:
    healthy diet plan for weight loss?
    What sorts of breakfast lunch and dinner ideas do you have for dieting, while still being healthy?

    • ANSWER:
      you don't need to starve yourself to lose wieght. infact sometimes, you need to eat more protein, to burn the fat!
      for a workable diet -
      here is what my dietician suggests - follow a practical diet. start your meal with a soup or a huge salad. this fills u up. Make sure your plate has this ratio - 50 per cent veg, 25 per cent carb. potatoes, corn and peas come in carbs category. 25 per cent protein.this will prevent cravings too.an occassional treat is OK. have a snack every three hours. fruit ,ideally berries, or soy nuts. just 2 tbsp of soya subsides hunger pangs. have a protein shake too, if you want. it will fight the fat and give you extra energy to exercise. switch from white rice and bread to brown. eat 900gms of veggies a day.Needless to say, NO soda, chips, cookies! Lose a kilo a week. that is permanent loss. pick an exercise regime you like.
      get a pedometer and try to take 10,000 steps everyday.

  15. QUESTION:
    I need a good exercise plan and diet tips for a healthy weight loss?
    Ok i'm 15
    and 5"4 and weight about 230 pounds
    i think more since the last time i weighed myself
    i really want to lose weight becuase i want to get heal;thy and lower my risk for heart attack and diabetes
    but every weight loss website ive been to means i have to work out for 6 hours a day and count every tiny thing i eat
    which is something i dont really have time for

    I want to get into a god college so i spend alot of time studying and doing homework or at school doing some extra-curricular activity
    I'm in ALL AP classes and alot of extra curricular
    So my day is pretty much waking up at 6:00am going to school from 8:00am to 8:00pm getting home eating doing homework studying till about 12ish 1 ish and then repeating the day

    I dont know where i can really get exercise into that whole mesh of things since i don't take P.E at school anymore and theres no way i can get it in

    And then i dont really have much exercise equipment
    resistance band
    jump rope
    step machine (really hard for me to do)
    and exercise ball 65cm

    yeah i'm willing to put 30-mins to an hour to exercise
    becuase that all the time i really have

    So if you could make me a diet plan thats not too restrictive but mostly tips becuase i dont want to spend my whole day figuring out how many calories ive eaten how many calories i have left toeat how manyu minutes i need to workout to burn those calories and whats foods i should eat next
    its just too much stress for me and the last thing i need is stress

    and and exercise plan
    cardio and strength and maybe some stretches too please
    things that burn alot of fat
    if you could help me that would be amazing

    Thank you!!

    • ANSWER:
      First check out what is your blood group and what diet is good for your health .

      Basically there are 3 types of Diet

      + ----- HIGHLY BENEFICIAL, FOOD ACTS LIKE MEDICINE
      O ----- NEUTRAL FOOD
      X ----- AVOID, FOOD ACTS LIKE A POISON

      Check out what diet helps lose or gain weight and what diet is really good to be healthy based on your blood group .

      -Blood group O is for Old.- Type O.

      http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
      Sweetcorn
      Kidney beans
      Cabbage
      Brussel sprout
      Cauliflower

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
      Liv 52
      Sea food
      Iodized salt
      Liver
      Red meat
      Spinach
      Broccoli

      -Blood group A is for Agrarian.-__ Type A.

      http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
      Meat
      Dairy foods
      Kidney beans
      Lima beans
      Wheat

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
      Liv 52
      Vegetable oils
      Soya foods
      Vegetables
      Pineapple

      -Blood group B is for Balance.-__ Type B.

      http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
      Lentils
      Sweetcorn
      Peanuts
      Sesame seeds
      Buckwheat
      Wheat

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
      Liv 52
      Green vege
      Meat
      Lamb Liver
      Eggs

      __ Blood group Type AB.

      http://www.diskovery.co.in/how_to_loose_weight__how_to_gain_weight

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN"
      Red meat
      Kidney beans
      Seeds
      Sweetcorn
      Buckwheat

      "FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS"
      Liv 52
      Tofu
      Seafood
      Green vege
      Dairy products
      Alkaline fruits
      Pineapples

  16. QUESTION:
    healthy diet plan without weight loss?
    i want to start eating healthier but i dont want to lose any weight. i would like to know some good eating plans.

    • ANSWER:
      Just be aware of what you're putting in your body. Don't eat a lot of sugar, processed white flour, fatty meats, etc. Shop the perimeter of the grocery store, not the aisles... The perimeter has the produce, dairy, fresh breads, lean meat, etc. Stick with a balance of lean proteins, fruits and veggies, some dairy, and whole grains. Treat yourself to something decadent once in a while, in moderation. Avoid high fructose corn syrup. Eat fish sometimes, for the omega-3 fatty acids. Avoid sugary sodas and juice drinks. Good luck!

  17. QUESTION:
    Dieting Tips or a Healthy Weight Loss Plan to Lose 10 pounds?
    I am trying to lose 10 pounds and create a healthier lifestyle for myself and so I was wondering if anyone had an healthy tips that worked for them. FYI, I am not obese or even overweight, I am a college athlete and I want to lose weight and up my game to help improve my performance, not to mention look better so please no answers that just say get up off my butt, I already do that.

    • ANSWER:
      I recently discovered a web site (http://the-diet-solutions-program.org) that offers a free on-line video about a superb weight loss program. The video provides lots of informative content about how to lose 10% of unwanted fat in 30 days. The video made so much sense to me that I bought the book that the video is based upon.

      The "The Diet Solution Program" weight loss program described in the web site video appeals to me because it does not involve starvation. I can still enjoy foods, I just need to choose which ones are fat-burning and which ones prevent fat-burning. The video on the web site goes over these foods. The book is a wealth of information about these foods.

      The other reason I like this program is because it describes a diet that can easily be adopted into a lifestyle. Since it teaches how to lose weight by eating the right healthy foods, the fat is burned off naturally and stays off forever.

      I was surprised about some of the foods that I was eating that I thought were healthy but were really working against me. The video and the book were real eye-openers and have changed me for the better.

  18. QUESTION:
    would a diet of only fruits, vegetables and vitamins be a healthy weight loss routine?
    I am trying to find a weight loss tactic, but don't want to go to any huge extremes.
    would eating only fruits vegetables and vitamins be a good meal plan to lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      The body needs a variety of foods to be healthy.
      Fruit and vegetables are essential of course but other food groups are required.
      Dairy foods are needed for calcium for strong bones.
      Protein for body strength. It also helps to stop you feeling hungry. The protein can come from vegetable as well as animal sources.
      Grains are needed too either as bread,rice,breakfast cereals etc. They contain various vitamins and minerals as well as fibre.
      Some fat is also needed. The good sort that you find in oily fish.

  19. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy diet plan for weight loss?
    Breakfast:
    1 cup of oatmeal and a cup of light vanilla soy milk

    Snack:
    Bag of strawberries(150 calories)

    Lunch:
    Big salad with greens(kale, broccoli, bell pepper, cucumbers) and beets, tomatoes, and lots of tofu.

    Dinner:
    Block of tofu with 2-3 tomatoes

    I Exercise a lot but just cardio 5-6 days a week(hard cardio for 50-60 minutes). I'm 16 female and probably weigh between 150-160 pounds and I want to lose 10-20 pounds. I'm 5'10.

    • ANSWER:

  20. QUESTION:
    Diet/excersize plan for weight loss/ healthy living?
    I'm looking for someone to help me create a diet and excersize plan.

    FACTS: I work out about an hour for 3 days a week with my trainer, and do my own home work outs for maybe 20-30 minutes on my off days (without trainer).

    EAT: I eat about 2 eggs in the morning, a fruit, vegetables or fruit for lunch with an egg or so, and salmon or chicken for dinner. Sometimes I'lll mix it up by eating some raisin bran cereal for breakfast with Milk.

    DRINK: I drink about 10 cups of water a day. ( or close to it). Also drink green tea and occasionally milk with cereal.

    PROBLEM: sometimes I feel like I eat TOO much to the point where I'm bloated and gross. I try to limit calories so that doesn't happen, but it does. And then It makes me crave sweets and stuff.

    On top of that, It seems like my work out plan really isn't helping. I'm trying to lose about 10 - 20 pounds.

    If you could comment on my day to day regime, what would you say? Can you help me formulate and work out/ eat plan?
    THank you very much.

    • ANSWER:
      The easy answer is eat less, do more.

      But you seem to use the word about a lot. What kind of workout are you doing with a personal trainer for about an hour, three times a week? Aren't they giving you what you are seeking in an exercise plan? How long have you been working with this trainer?

      If this is all you are eating and you are watching your calories....then why are you feeling bloated? Are you eating the sweets and stuff?

      I see from one of your other posts that you are 5'3 and 128 pounds or so. I doubt you are overweight and you probably don't need to lose another 10-15 pounds. Maybe 5-7, But I think you probably need to up the intenstity of your workouts, when you do workout. Especially on your off days? 20 minutes? I can't even imagine that you are getting out of breath or breaking a sweat at 20 minutes. The body doesn't even start breaking down fat, in most people, until after you have been working out for 30 minutes. And are you varying those workouts? If you work out the same amount of time each week, week after week, your body becomes accustomed to it.

      If you haven't been working out for very long with the trainer I would give them more time, but if you are paying good money for a personal trainer, you should be seeing some results either in toning, muscle, loss of fat, or weight loss.

      In regards to your diet....are you really getting enough good fat and protein in your diet? Your body probably craves sweets because you don't give it something it really wants, especially if you are eating the same low calorie meals, meal after meal. Even with healthy foods your body can feel blah if you don't get enough of the right nutrients and vitamins. Are you taking a daily supplement of vitamins? Most dieticians recommed it so you aren't missing out on something. It's okay to snack between meals as long as it is a good snack. Eat 5-6 smaller meals a day to total 1500-1800 calories a day depending on how much you are working out. You can eat as much vegetables as you wish as well as fruit, but always eat more vegetables than fruit, and more green vegetables than other vegetables. Egg whites instead of whole eggs and so on.

      But without knowing what you specifically do for workouts....all I can really say is up the intenstiy, variety, and do a lot of cross training and interval training. Your personal trainer should be able to help you with that.

      Good luck.

  21. QUESTION:
    If I exercised at the gym at night and ate a healthy diet would it affect my weight loss and fitness results?
    I plan to eat a healthy diet recommended by my nutritionist. But I have to exercise at night at the gym for two hours- free weights, weight machines and cardio classes like Zumba or Spinning. I have school during the day so exercising at night is my only option. Is that fine and what do you recommend?

    • ANSWER:
      It's fine, but if you can do it in the morning it would be better. Working out soon as you wake up increases your metabolism through out the day, so you'll keep more body fat off.

  22. QUESTION:
    I NEED a healthy weight loss plan that works!?
    I am so frustrated! I have been eating healthy--lean protein, veggies, fruits, healthy fats, no sugar and exercising--weights 3 times a week and walking 30 minutes every day and 60 minutes 2 times a week, and I am not losing inches or weight. I have tried the Abs Diet for Women, South Beach, 6 Weeks to Lose Your Middle-aged Middle, the New Me Diet and Weight Watchers. What am I doing wrong? I am 5'7" and weigh 172 pounds. My goal is to weight 140 pounds and lose the belly fat. I definitely store most of my fat in my stomach. Does anyone have something they have tried that works? I have to eat every 2-3 hours or I get shaky and have terrible headaches. I am not looking for a quick fix. I would like a healthy diet where I can lose 2 pounds a week and KEEP it off!

    • ANSWER:
      It is very unhealthy to loose too much weight too quickly but, here are some tips to get you started...
      Counting calories is a huge pain because everything that you put in your mouth that isn't strait clear water has calories. So I advise you to work out first and foremost. Try going to crossfit.com it is an awesome training and workout regimen. Then cut any drink with sugar, aspartame, and caffeine out of your diet. Drink nothing but ICE cold water to help burn calories. A calorie is the unit of measure that explains the amount of energy used to raise one ml of water one degree. The colder the water the more calories burned. Your body will need to regenerate itself though so, eat meals high in protein and low carbohydrates and fat. Protein helps to rebuild muscle. Your body uses carbs for energy and without a high intake of carbs and fat your body will start to use any stored fat that you have. In your case you also sound like you are retaining water in the fat that you do have. Sit in a sauna for 15 to 20 minutes after your workout and cut your salt and sodium intake in half. Remember, most people that say they want to lose weight really want to lose fat and this sounds likr the case for you. Muscle weighs more than fat but would you rather loose fat and gain muscle or loose both fat and muscle? Allot of times when people diet they starve themselves, the body will then start to use fat and muscle as fuel. Good luck and be careful not to loose too fast. I hope my advise works out for you.

  23. QUESTION:
    Does anybody know where I can find a Qucik Weight Loss diet plan?
    I have been exercising 4 times a week at a place that is similar to curves called Butterfly Life. I feel great from exercising, but I am not losing any weight. I know muscle weighs more than fat, but I really need to start eating healthier. There are some Quick Weight Loss places around here, but I really don't have the extra money get into it. I had a baby June 1st, am 5'9" and weigh 240. I'm trying to lose about 60 pounds. Does anyone have any good diet plans or helpful hints?

    • ANSWER:
      If you want a quick weight loss diet plan go to this blog

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  24. QUESTION:
    How effective is my diet for healthy weight loss?
    I need to lose 50 pounds and i would like to do it over the course of 2-3 months. Recently I have heard a lot about juice fasting and I wanted to try it, but I didn't want to do it to an extreme. My normal eating habits were very bad with little exercise. For the past few days I have been using a vitamix to blend together fruit an veggie smoothies for breakfast and dinner and I consume a meal such as a salad during lunch. In terms of exercise I plan on doing bike riding and sit-ups 4 times a week. When I was younger I had done a diet that was more focused on exercise than diet, but I have hurt my shoulder since then and cannot even do a push up without pain. I am 21 years old and weigh 240 pounds and am 6'1". I want to lose this weight!!
    I forgot to mention that the breakfast smoothie consists of mostly fruits and the dinner smoothies are mostly veggies.

    • ANSWER:

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    • ANSWER:
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  26. QUESTION:
    healthy diet + exceptions= weight loss?
    hi! as a new year resolution, i plan on losing weight, and having my perfect body by march, or april... i have gone on diets before but stopped because of temptation...
    to conquer this i invented this diet plan, and would like to know ur opinion on it:
    run 30 mins 3 to 4 x a week, eggs in the morning, salad at lunch, and meat at night ( and about 2 x a week having pasta or rice...), this with everyday, some weight training...
    but i was also wondering if i could do this plan w/ an exception once a week, like chocolate???
    will i still get my perfect body in time??

    • ANSWER:
      I think you need a more in depth diet than that...you will get very sick of that and quit...I personal train and have designed diets for clients for years and I have a great diet that I always recommend. Shoot me an email and I will send you the link and explain some more.

      andersonpersonaltraininggroup@yahoo.com

  27. QUESTION:
    Is there such a thing as a healthy detox diet/plan?
    I'm looking for something that will cleanse my organs. Maybe a one or two day cleanse. Nothing with pills. I'm looking for a natural option. I'm not looking for a weight loss diet or miracle. I'm just looking for something to cleanse my body of toxins. I eat a fairly healthy diet already.
    I'm not looking for weight loss!

    • ANSWER:
      The human body is designed to pass toxins through it on a daily basis. You do not need to detox! This is a joke according to the medical communities and anyone with common sense. If you eat right your body behaves correctly. There is no need to "detox".

  28. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy diet and excersice plan for weight loss and toning?
    I do 3 or 4 hours of cardio per week and pilates 3 hours a week. I also do abdominal work (3 hundered crunches 6 days a week). I eat eggs and toast for breakfast, an apple for a snack, a grilled chicken salad with light dressing for lunch, and 1/2 a grapefruit and either broccoli or squash for dinner. I do go out to eat on weekends and drink some beers on the weekends too. Is this diet and workout plan good enough to get me from 134 pounds to 115 pounds in a healthy way?
    Any advice would be great because I am clueless!

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some tips on how you can lose those unwanted pounds the healthy way:

      1. Do not starve your self.

      The key to a healthier way of losing weight is: Do not diet.

      You may seem happy and feel that you are losing those unwanted flabs on your belly and thighs by skipping meals. But remember that this would not last long. Your body cannot tolerate having insufficient food to fuel the energy that you use up everyday.

      If you get used to skipping one or two meals a day, your stored calories will be used up instead of the energy that should have been provided by your meals. So if you just eat one huge sandwich in one day, it will end up straight to your problem area (i.e. highs, buttocks, hips).

      2. Start your day right.

      Mothers always say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Have a healthy meal in the morning to jump-start your metabolism.
      Your food intake after you wake up will be used to burn fat all day long.

      http://fast-weightloss-plans.blogspot.com/

      3. Eat small, healthy meals frequently.

      Five small-serving snacks per day is better than three hearty meals. Eating more frequently, and in small servings, can prevent over-eating. This will also increase your metabolism and make calories burn faster.

      4. Decide on how much weight you want to lose.

      Keep your goals realistic. In the long run, it is virtually impossible for you to lose 40 pounds in 2 weeks. Have a mindset that you want to eat healthy to stay healthy for the rest of your life.

      Once you have decided on a weight loss plan or program, stick to it and make sure that you follow your own set of dieting rules.

      5. Drink lots of water.

      Your body needs sufficient water to burn fat and keep your cells hydrated and healthy.

      6. Avoid too much sugar.

      Plan your meals around lots of fruits and vegetables, some bread, rice or pasta for that carbo fix that you need, plus lean meat and protein rich-foods. Sweets, sodas and pastries should be once-in-a-while indulgences only.

      7. Watch your fat intake.

      Fat is not the culprit to being overweight. You need this to keep your weight at the proper level.

      There is such a thing as healthy fats. Olive, peanuts and canola oil have them. Tuna, salmon and mackerel have omega-3 fats which is good for the heart.

      8. Exercise.

      Leave your car if you are only going a few blocks from home, take the stairs instead of the elevator, jog, cycle or skate. Use these activites and other home chores if you are too lazy to go to the gym and take exercise classes. Make sure that you do this regularly and you will not even notice that you are already shedding pounds with these mundane activities.

      It does not matter how much weight you plan or need to lose. What is important is that you set realistic goals for yourself.

      Go slow. If you have already lost 5 or 6 pounds, give yourself a break then try to lose the next 5 pounds.

      Eat healthy, drink lots of water, have enough sleep and exercise. This will give you a higher chance of losing weight and improving your health, which would result to a new, healthier you.

      http://fast-weightloss-plans.blogspot.com/

  29. QUESTION:
    How do I get enough motivation to stick to a diet and lose weight?
    I know more about weight loss, healthy diet and everything that goes with it than most dieticians, but I just can't seem to get the mindset that will allow me to start and then stick to an eating plan.

    I have lost weight a number of times before - 35kg once, but my motivation just isn't there now.

    How do I get it back? And keep it!

    • ANSWER:
      If you set goals, I think it makes it a loooot easier.
      Think about if you have any specific events coming
      up, like a wedding, parties, event, etc. Then you can
      set a goal of about 2 pounds each week. If you keep
      telling yourself that you can do it, and start seeing
      results, you will ultimately have the drive to continue
      working your way to optimal health.

      Take Care and Good Luck (: (:

  30. QUESTION:
    I need help planning a weight loss diet meal plan?
    I need help planning a 7 day meal menu. I want to lose weight. I don’t drink sodas. I want to eat 5 or 6 small healthy meals a day. I should eat around 1600 calories a day. And I drink coffee every morning. I want to get all the nutrients and things I need. Please help. Thanks. :)

    • ANSWER:
      I was using fatloss4idiots diet plan before and it helps me a lot. Try it's diet plan generator. It'll help generate a weight loss diet plan with the menu you chosen. Visit this site to read more about it
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  31. QUESTION:
    What is a good diet plan for weight loss for belly fat/50 pounds?
    hi! I'm getting married on 12-12-12 I couldn't be more excited but I must admit I don't think I can do it feeling this uncomfortable about my size that I have struggled with my whole life ! I have a problem with my diet and work out and my weight loss has been put on stop due to the fact I don't know what I'm doing!! please help! I'm 5'7,190, most of my weight is in my belly , I have worked out in the past for 30 mins a day running,sit ups,etc, while being on the special k diet ( special k for two meals & one regular meal) cut out meat and lots of water and it worked! I lost 10 pounds! but then I stopped after about 3 weeks I ate a spoon of special k and puked! it wasn't gross my body just got tired of eating the same thing, can anyone please help me with putting together a Healthy weight loss plan & work out routine to go down from 190 to 140? I really have no Idea what's right and wrong?names of food would be great instead of a bunch of numbers and percents I still fully don't understand, anything like start in the morning with this this or this or ,. what snacks are good or bad,.? is it 3 meals a day or 6-7 snacks?? what kind of snacks? what fruits & veggies help weight loss? how much is healthy to lose per week? what should I really stay away from all together? what work outs will help with the belly? I'd love to know what tones my arms best and what meals will help my body keep strong for these exercise types? Thank you for any advice,links,websites,anything ! please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      Hey there! Your goal sounds reasonable, so you should have no problem getting there. I would recommend using www.livestrong.com, which helps you to track your calorie intake and output, and has lots of useful articles on weight loss and healthy eating. The special K diet really is a temporary thing (it is full of sugar), and anyone's best bet is really to have a healthy lifestyle. Ok, so start of with working out your daily calorie allowance to maintain your current weight. You will probably lose more weight in the first couple of weeks (you have about 20 weeks until your wedding), and then it will slow down, so you want to ease into it. I wont start with scary numbers first, I'll leave those till later. So, onto foods.

      You want to be having around 5 or 6 meals a day. It is better to have the largest meal first and get smaller throughout the day , but for most people this isn't conveniant, so just spread your calories out evenly. Good foods have balance between proteins (like oily fish), good fats (nuts), complex carbohydrates (brown rice, bread etc) and some treats (don't deprive yourself!). When using the calorie tracker, go week by week, and at the start, factor in a treat at the end of the week, so you can work out before and look forward to it, and limit the smaller treats in the week. Fruits and vegetables are a must in every diet. A good breakfast would be boiled or poached eggs and wholemeal toast, or wheat biscuits with fruits and skimmed milk (look for some healthy breakfasts on the internet). Healthy snacks would be nuts, berries, fruits and vegetables. You can take mini pots of houmous and sticks of veggies to snack on throughout the day if you're at work. Goog lunches are tuna fish noodle salad (look it up on the web) and other things containing all of the good nutrients listed above. Dinner can be fish or lean meats with veggies or even treat yourself with low calorie pizzas made by certain slimming groups (in all major supermarkets) or just make your own!

      1st,2nd,3rd,4th,5th weeks - 1.25 loss ( 4375 calories off maintenance calorie allowance)
      6th,7th,8th,9th,10th weeks -1.5lb loss ( 5250 calories off maintenance allowance)
      11th,12th,13th,14th,15th weeks - 1.75lb loss ( 6125 calories off maintenance allowance)
      16th,17th, 18th, 19th, 20th weeks - 2lb loss ( 7000 calories off your maintenance).]

      Then you want to see what calories a day this would leave you with. Factor in more exercise each week and build it up. Plus, you will lose weight from stress of organising the wedding, every bride to be does! I do stress trying out the calorie website, it is very useful, and you can add your own foods if they don't have them (so nothing is lost, aslong as you keep the packaging until you've tracked it!) If you stick to the plan about, you will lose around 33lbs :) .

  32. QUESTION:
    What's the best healthy weight loss exercise plan?
    i'm in teen yrs and only wanna lose a few. so i was wondering if theres some kind of plan that you can do without changing your diet to much.
    note: i'm trying to be a vegetarian as well. so answers not including meat would be great. thnx

    • ANSWER:
      Here is what you need to do if you are serious about losing weight and keeping it off. Eat 6 small meals a day about every 4 hours. Here what that will do for you, your metabolism will increase (i.e. Lose weight) and you will have more energry.

      If you go on a diet and eat less, your metabolism will slow down and store to fat. That is why diets dont work. Only the size of your fist, carbs (examples:baked potato, pasta, oatmeal, beans, corn, melon, apples, fat free yogurt, whole wheat breads) in one and protein (examples:chicken breast, swordfish, shrimp, turkey breast) in the other. You can also eat vegetables and salads with any meal, they dont have any or little fat). 30min cardo exercise every day. Any of these(examples: walking, jogging, swimming,running, biking, ect), Monday cardo, tues upper body (arms: curls, tricep extensions,pull ups, front press)(abdominals: leg pull crunch, leg raises), (chest: bench press, butterfly, pullover)(shoulders: front press, arm pullover, cross country skier machine)(back:seated row, lat pull downs, back extension) (YOU DONT HAVE TO DO IN ONE DAY, mix it up) wed cardo, thurs lower body (legs: leg pull,leg press, squats, lounges) fri cardo, sat upper. So your body doesnt go into starvation mode, YOU NEED TO TAKE SUNDAY OFF.

      If you stick with this you will have a great body. also drink a least 8oz of water daily! Stay away from Mcdonalds, Wendys, etc because there is nothing good for you on the menus - even the salads are bad (bacon bits, cheese, dressing, etc)

      Good Luck :)

  33. QUESTION:
    At age 47 and still struggling to keep a healthy weight, what plan/diet would you recommend that I follow?
    I have struggled with weight control for most of my life. I am currently in a counseling group and have dealt with past issues. I am a working, married women of two "twenty-something" children and I want to be healthy and enjoy my future grandchildren and retired life with my husband. I can't stop thinking about my weight and how "out of control" my eating has become.

    I have tried several diets and find that I tire of the "same ole same ole food." I exercise regularly for a while (months) and then I don't exercise or even "want" to exercise for months. I am pary-menopausal and I do take a mood altering medication to help with mood swings and a topical nature progesterone cream to assist with night sweats, hot flashes, memory loss, etc.

    My weight is my ball and chain and I would love to get rid of it forever. Food should not be my focus, fun, laughs and love should be. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Have you tried WeightWatchers? I lost 100lbs with them and have kept it off for 3 years now. (Ooh I feel like a commercial lol) They have two different plans you can choose from now and either one are great! Check out www.weightwatchers.com and read up about it. Or go to a meeting and check it out. You can attend a meeting free and I know registration is free for the month of January.

      The teachers are great and so helpful and the meetings really help too. I am a Weightwatchers leader so if you would like to get a hold of me, please feel free.

  34. QUESTION:
    Best weight loss diet for busy vegetarian mom?
    I am a busy young mom with 3 kids, ages 3, 2, and 4 months. I have gained a lot of weight in my pregnancies and would like to lose about 80 pounds. I want to lose it slowly and healthfully. I do not have the time or money to join a gym, and do not have the child care. Also, I can not afford to buy any exercise equipment or expensive pills/gadgets etc. What are some healthy diet plans that are vegetarian friendly, and what are good exercises for targeting belly fat. PS-I do not need to hear "eat less exercise more." I need specific routines and referrals to eating plans that work for my lifestyle. I also need to know what kind of exercises to do and when/how to do them, plus some healthy foods that will satisfy my sweet tooth. Thanks!
    I forgot to say that I am also allergic to wheat.
    I forgot to say that I am also allergic to wheat.

    • ANSWER:
      Rebecca,

      Hey I feel ya. I can point you in the direction of someone that is totally on his game.

      He and his wife are tops.

      Of the most valuable things that I was able to learn for him is that by really knowing the truths about what foods are really food we are able to fuel ourselves with a cleaner and higher octane food (fuel).

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      Live life to the fullest

  35. QUESTION:
    Weight Loss / More Healthy Diet. PLEASE HELP WITH FOOD IDEAS!?
    Ohhkay I am going to try and lose weigh and become more healthy and fit. I am not really into meat often and veggies arent my thing.

    I am just planning on eating loads of fruits, soy milk, water, and like Special K and Nature Valley Bars.

    But I was wondering if you guys could name some foods that I could eat to help replace the protein and everything I need considering I dont eat meat or veggies.

    PLEASE HELP ME!!! Thanks.
    I dont do seafood, eggs etc.

    • ANSWER:
      Chelsea,
      okay first i'm a little confused by why you won't eat veggies? They are super important as far as minerals and nutrients go.

      when you are looking to lose weight they are some basic things you want to understand. It's not just about calories but about nutrients too. So you need to eat enough and get enough of what your body needs to run then you need to start moving every day. For at least 20 minutes.

      A healthy diet to lose weight is about eating a diverse group of foods so you can get what you need. A special k cereal with soy rice or almond milk in the morning is perfect with added fresh fruit. Nature Valley bars I don't know about. read the label my guess is that sugar is high on the ingredient list.
      I tend not to eat animal based foods too, but it's then important to get greens like broccoli or kale and other that are high in protein, nuts are good too, but not too many.

      Bottom line, find some vegetables you like, stay away from super high sugar fruits like pineapple when you're first trying to lose weight. Remember you're supposed to have 5-10 servings of veggies a day so if you're not eating any - your health will suffer.

      Keep well.

      We've started a support/discussion group at http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/specialkcanada if you want to join.

  36. QUESTION:
    I need a fast weight loss diet plan?
    i packed on a few more pounds than i would like over the winter, and now that summer is creeping up i need to loose it fast! once i reach my goal i will be able to maintain it the "healthy way" by eating right and exercise. i know that the "loose weight fast diets" are not healthy, but being overweight isn't either. So i would rather have a week or two of unhealthy than a lifetime. any help would be great :) please no smart a@@ remarks.

    • ANSWER:
      Fatloss4idiots diet plan generator is good. This site may help you
      http://beam.to/revealweightlossfact

  37. QUESTION:
    Fast and easy weight loss diet and plan?
    I'd really like to lose 40 pounds in a healthy, cheap, efficient way, any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      To do this you will need to change your outlook on food, exercise, and lifestyle, and begin to incorporate healthier habits into your daily routine. The best approach to accomplish your weight loss goal is through first creating small very achievable goals. 40 pounds can seem impossible if you break down your goal into daily, weekly and monthly. You will stay motivated, see results and be intrack to reach your ultimate goal. Checkout this beginners guide to lose weight at zeboston.com.

      Good luck on your quest.

  38. QUESTION:
    advice on weight loss, fitness, and healthy diet for 17 year old girl! please help!?
    Hi! Im 17 years old, 157 pounds and about 5'2. Ive had a lot of trouble trying to lose weight. When I was about 15 years old I dropped about 20 pounds from 150 to 130 but gained it all back because of personal issues. Ive decided to turn a new leaf and start a new. Ive started to run/jog on my treadmill now (its too cold outside) and in the spring I plan to go running outside. I have an elliptical and bike as well in my house. Any suggestions on how much time I should spend on each? Any other advice on how to exercise other parts of my body, arms etc.? Also my diet has been a little off, but I mostly eat chicken, meat, vegetables etc. I drink only water. I can only exercise after 5 on weekdays but any time on weekends. Is there a better time to exercise than other times? Any suggestions are welcome and I really appreciate it! Im going to college next year, prom is coming up and I just really want to start feeling good about my self again. I don't have a specific weight goal but my mom says about 125 would be a good weight! Thank you in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      I can imagine the dilemma you're going through right now so don't worry.

      As a girl there is more pressure to lose weight etc.

      You should check out http://www.teenageworkouts.com it has perfect advice, exercises, articles for helping people like you.

  39. QUESTION:
    What is the best weight loss diet plan?
    I am 17 years old, female. Prom is coming up in 3 months and I put on about 10 pounds over the summer that I want to take off plus a little bit more. I am 5’0 and 119 pounds. What I want to lose most, other than all around is my love handles, stomach (#1), butt (sticks out =/), and my arms are a little too fat for my body.

    I am planning on going to the gym everyday for about 1.5-2 hours and eating healthy, however, I need a little help with following it and what would be beneficial and what wouldn’t.

    I went to the gym today, for the first time for this diet plan/weight losing plan. I did the treadmill for 5ish minutes fast walking (warm-up/cool down) and about 10 minutes running (not SO fast, but running) and then did the sitting bike for 10 minutes/1.5 miles. It was my first day so I didn’t do much.

    I am planning on eating healthy so it helps with my weight loss as well and my face.

    I plan to eat Special K cereal with 1% milk in the morning (615 AM)
    Lunch at school: apple and water? If I should eat more, maybe a sandwich (wheat bread with a slice of cheese since I’m a vegetarian, would that be healthy?) (1030 AM)
    100 calorie pack? Or a granola bar would be healthier? (12-2ish, anytime between there)
    Dinner: Indian food, but healthy, like soups and veggies.
    Snacks during the day: apples, plums, oranges/tangerines/clementines, watermelon.
    6 bottles of water per day.
    Not eating after 7 PM.

    I am planning to go to the school gym right after school from 230-3 and then come home and go to my gym by my house from 345-5?
    What machines should I do? And how long about? (How do I keep myself from getting bored=( lol)
    Also like on treadmill/elliptical should I do incline/hill, if it makes a difference?

    Also I have a bit of acne on my face. Will exercising and eating like that help clear it up?

    When will I see results? And is it possible to lose a bit of love handles/stomach/arm fat in about less than 3 months?

    Thank you so much and if you have any other experience suggestions/ideas please help. If anything is unhealthy (foods that I listed) or exercises that will not help/help please tell me, thank you =)

    If you ever did a diet/exercise plan that worked/is working in about 3 months, please tell.

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, i actually took the time to read all that.
      Make your own "working diet plan with your chosen food":
      fatloss4idiot diet plan generator can help you
      http://beam.to/revealweightlossfact

      "Also I have a bit of acne on my face. Will exercising and eating like that help clear it up?"

      Yes, think of it this way, instead of eating chips & soda, you'd be eating fruits & vegetables & drinking water... which has very little oil compared to junk food.

      Specifically, sweating will open your pours up and you can wipe away all the oil pretty much. What you want to do after you sweat is rince your face with cold water.

      "When will I see results? And is it possible to lose a bit of love handles/stomach/arm fat in about less than 3 months?"

      You'll probably see results after a week, but your starting from square one, so it will take your body some time to get into shape but if you eat right & watch your calories, the lbs will be shedding off.

      "What machines should I do? And how long about? (How do I keep myself from getting bored=( lol)"

      I too have workout ADHD, so this is what id recommend:

      Cardio workout for the out of shape:
      Day 1: 10 minutes of treadmill, elliptical, and stationary bicycle. (30 mins total)
      Day 2: 15 minutes of treadmill and elliptical. (30 mins total)
      Day 3: 10 minutes of treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike & just 5 minutes of stair stepper. (35 mins total)
      Day 4: 15 minutes of treadmill, elliptical, and stationary bike (45 minutes total)
      Day 5: 15 minutes of treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike, then 5 minutes of the stair stepper with an additional 5 minutes of jumping rope. (50 mins total)

      As you begin to get more fit, more confident in your physical health, you can begin to increase your total workouts by 5 minutes and the intensity by an extra level.

      Good luck! You can make those other b*tches jealous if you stay motivated.

  40. QUESTION:
    Is this a good diet and workout plan for weight loss in 4 months?
    I really want to lose 2 stone or as near as possible in 4 months (I want to be nice and slim for Glastonbury and just be slim and healthy after that too...) I am a size 12 and would love to drop a dress size and lose a few inches to go down to a size 10. I am also doing the Bupa 10k in May and would like to be as fit as possible for that.

    I am planning on cutting down on carbs (not cutting out but cutting back) and doing exercise:

    Diet plan example:

    Breakfast:
    Cornflakes and skimmed milk for breakfast

    Lunch:
    Chicken with salad

    Dinner:
    An omelette or fish with vegetables or salad

    Snacks:
    Apples, hoummous and vegetables, protein shakes

    Exercise:
    45 minute Exercise DVD 4 or 5 times a week (cardio, abs and thighs, kicks and arm exercises)
    Pilates DVD twice a week
    Pole dancing fitness class for an hour a week
    Running (building up from slow jogging for 30 minutes and doing more as it gets to Summer)
    Walking as much as possible, taking the stairs instead of lifts and going for walks in lunch breaks etc...

    Is there anything that I can do to improve this or any good protein foods I can eat different from those above? I am looking to lose 2 stone in 4 months and tone up. Do you think this would achieve a healthy weight loss of 2-3 pounds a week and get me more toned, fit and healthy. Would love some advice from someone who knows a bit more about this as I am going into this sensibly but am a little bit of a novice.

    Thank you SO much for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      I am on a high protein diet right now, and here are some additional foods you may want to consider: Lowfat (or NoFat) Cottage Cheese; LowFat Yogurt; Lean Meats beside chicken is pork (obviously not bacon) but look for the good white meat chops; I make omlettes with Egg Beaters (egg substitute), with Turkey and 1 piece of FatFree Cheese Slide (the Kraft brand is surprisingly very good and melts!). I only have the omlettes on the weekends. During the week I have 1 packet of instant oatmeal w/1% milk (Skim is better but I haven't progressed there yet!). Make sure to eat some low calorie snacks (apples, yogurt, cottage cheese, protein bars, etc) that will help keep you satisfied between meals...it will help you fight urges to eat junk food. I also suggest sugar free snacks (I keep sugar free candies at my desk at work and on my computer stand at home--they taste like regular hard candies with only a fraction of the calories and takes away those "sweet" urges). The high protein diet does keep you satisfied longer, and has given me energy (something I've lacked for quite some time!).

      I have been on this diet for 6 weeks and have lost 13 lbs so far. In addition, I am doing exercises at home for about 30 minutes 2 to 3 times a week. I would like to do it 3 to 4 but haven't the time right now with my full time job and I'm a single mom.

      I think with these additional suggestions, you won't get bored as easily. Keep your menu mixed up. Good luck and let us know how it goes!

  41. QUESTION:
    Why can you only lose 1-2lbs a week and no more on a diet/weight loss plan?
    I was just wondering why people say you should lose weight slowly, other wise you will end up putting it all back on?

    I have just started a diet and losing 1-2lbs a week is slow as hell and its annoying because i want to lose 20lbs and that means it could take me 10-20 weeks!!!! i would like to lose it before then!

    i was thinking about trying to lose 3-4 lbs a week and get the weight off faster.

    Because yes they say if you lose weight fast you will end up putting it all back on, but i think that is bull, i think it is down to the eating habits you go back to when you finish your diet and reach your goal

    Like if you lose 20lbs fast and then eat junk and crap like you use to of course you are going to put it all back on!
    BUT say if you lose 20lbs fast-ish (3-4lbs a week) and then once you have reached your goal you change your eating habits, exercise regular and keep an eye on your weight and maintain it, losing 3-4 lbs weekly shouldnt be a probleme right????

    Im female - 17 -128lbs/9stone2 and i want to get down to 108lbs/7stone10!
    (yes i know i am in my 'healthy weight range' but i am/feel/look a lot healthier and happier at my goal which is also in my 'healthy weight range')

    So what do you think?
    Do you think its okay for me to drop 3-4lbs a week and manage to keep it off when i reach my goal?
    Because i sure as hell dont plan on returning to my old eating habits which is what made me put on weight in the first place!
    And im eating very healthy at the moment (1500cals) and love it
    And i do about 1 hour of exercise daily and feel great doing it
    So im 100% sure i can drop weight at a faster level and keep it off

    But i want to see what other people say, the ones who are determind to say that you should only drop 1-2lbs a week????

    thanks x

    • ANSWER:
      There are 3500 calories in a lb. In order to lose one lb, you must burn 3500 calories more than you eat.

      The reason that people say if you lose weight quickly you will wind up putting it back on is because:

      A) In order to lose quickly, many people put themselves on starvation diets (anything under 1000 calories a day is considered a starvation diet) and they ruin their metabolism, so they stop losing and wind up gaining

      and

      B) Oftentimes what is actually lost in these types of diets is water weight, not actual weight.

      3-4 lbs a week isn't totally unreasonable, depending on how overweight you are. If your focus (as far as losing the extra 1-2 lbs a week) is more on calories burned, you'll be able to do it and keep it off. Don't decrease your calories too much (don't go under 1200/day) or you'll mess with your metabolism and wind up gaining. Focus more on exercise instead.

  42. QUESTION:
    Healthy Diet and Exercise plan?
    I'm planning on trying to lose weight before summer, and during summer. I'd like to be thinner when school starts up in the fall.

    Can anyone recommend a good and healthy weight loss plan?
    Plus, I want to lose weight as quickly as possible. I'd like to feel a lot better about myself, because I've always had really low self esteem. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    Whats a good weight loss diet plan for a 16 year old?
    So i have gained like 5 pounds and i want to get my body toned again cuz i used to have abs, i want a good eating plan a healthy one but one that will really help me loose weight like what do i do please be a help

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    Whats a good healthy weight loss plan to get fit?
    Well i weigh 140 0r 135...scales are always different and i would love to be like 105-112...but I'm a teen and i do not want diet pills or anything. But i want a plan that will work. Like no diets unless its not like starving urself and and i want a exercise plan that will give me results...i need somthing!!!
    did i mention i was a teen??? sorry i dont know if i did jsut makeing sure!!

    • ANSWER:
      When you are losing weight, you should exercise and diet together.
      If you exercise without dieting, you will get bigger appetite, which
      will lead to increase of weight, or muscle grow
      underneath the fat layer, and make you bulkier. If you diet without
      exercising, you will become flabby and will have excess skin. For
      diet, go wheat free. No pasta, pizza, bread and so on. And no food
      after 7 p.m. People achieve marvellous results with it. Depending on
      your initial weight, you can drop upwards from 20 pounds a month. If
      you don't eat wheat then you don't eat all those sticky, fatty goey
      cakes, you don't eat junk food, and you don't eat biscuits. But your
      diet is still balanced. It costs nothing, and you do not have to
      calculate points or to buy special meals or plans. For exercising,
      start with walking, and then switch to running/jogging. Running is the
      most efficient and calorie-burn exercise ever. If you are overweight a
      lot, walk first or you may have health complications (heart attack,
      disjointed bones and so on). Weight lifting is a good means to target
      your problem areas for men and women. It's not necessarily to become a
      bodybuilder or even join a gym - a couple of dumbbells will help you
      to target your problem areas (stomach, butt, legs, arms, chest).

  45. QUESTION:
    IS THIS A GOOD PLAN for healthy weight loss?
    Hi I'm trying to lose weight in a healthy way , I need to lose about 5 stone and I hope to lose at least 3 stone , maybe more by the end of the year .so here is my diet :
    Breakfast - shredded wheat or oats with skimmed milk
    Morning snack - 10.nuts
    Lunch - tuna salad no dressing
    Afternoon snack - 10.nuts
    Dinner - grilled chicken or fish with steamed veg
    and hiit cardio 3 times a week at least and exercise dvd some days

    • ANSWER:
      I'd recommend of those snacks being fruit, or adding some fruit to your breakfast. Though nuts are good, they are high in fat. Rather it's healthy fat or not, you can have too much. But other than that, this does sound relatively decent. I try to eat more vegetables myself, but this isn't bad.

      Good luck!!!

  46. QUESTION:
    Is this a detox plan or a weight loss diet?
    I've been reading about the "lemonade diet" and such (visiting http://www.2healthandwellness.com/lemonade ) and it seems that is a detox plan.

    Then I stumbled across what appears to be a weight loss / fat loss diet kind of thing at http://www.absixpack.com/4/detoxing.html which looks like it also involves detoxing, but claims to help you lose weight.

    Can I lose weight and detox at the same time? Is that healthy? Is it bogus?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you can lose weight and detox at the same time.
      It's healthy when done CORRECTLY with proper support.

      For me I used a nutritional product (that I now help others with) and eliminated 40 pounds in 90 days and have kept it off since Aug 2006! I'm healthier than ever and feel great.
      I continue to do occasional cleanses to keep healthy and give my body a break from all the toxins in our environment.

      I'd be happy to chat with you about it - no sales - just informational. Just send me an e-mail.

      Good Luck

  47. QUESTION:
    tips for healthy weight loss?
    im looking for a healthy diet plan but dont really know where to begin. im currenly at a hundred forty five pounds and id like to lose at least fifteen. i know im not huge but i could really use the confidence boost. i do work out, but i dont get to as often as id like to, as i work quite a bit. any tips?

    • ANSWER:
      Healthy tips :) You can try slowing making changes and choosing healthier things for your body.

      ~ Drink plenty of water. Green tea. Water + lemon (cleansing, great for your digestive system, skin)
      ~ Eat natural foods, try to eat organic if possible.
      ~ Eat smaller portions, more often. Rather than larger portions less often.
      ~ For working out, you could also try a daily brisk walk (good to burn fat/keep in shape), yoga or pilates - instead of classes you could try an at home dvd or a work out dvd, swimming, etc. Stay active daily.
      ~ Avoid: soda, diet soda or any diet drinks, artificial colors or sweeteners, white flour...

      * Also, you can try healthy alternatives to foods.
      Examples:
      - Replace fast food french fries with homemade sweet potato or regular fries (made with a touch of olive oil, salt & pepper)
      - Replace candy with things like frozen grapes or banana slices, dried mango strips, dried blueberries/cranberries/cherries, raisins, etc.
      - Try a veggie burger on a wheat bun or a tofu hot dog
      - Replace white pasta with whole grain
      - For a creamy pasta sauce try tomato sauce with goat cheese mixed in
      - Enjoy pizza...but on thin multigrain crust topped with fresh veggies
      - Treats are totally okay in moderation =) But for healthier options try: frozen yogurt, dark chocolate, vanilla greek yogurt with berries & grated dark chocolate or chocolate chips, etc.

      Healthy food ideas :)
      ~ Greek yogurt or yogurt (nonfat) - Greek yogurt has more protein than regular yogurt
      ~ Eggs, cheese, cottage cheese (2% is fine), goat cheese, skim milk or goat milk, etc.
      ~ Vegetables
      ~ Fruit & Berries
      ~ Beans (chickpeas, black beans, kidney beans, mixed beans, etc.) - full of fiber and protein
      ~ Veggie burgers (Amy's makes great veggie burgers)
      ~ Multigrain bread, ezekiel bread, rye bread, whole wheat pitas, whole grain tortillas or bagels, etc.
      ~ Whole grain pasta or brown rice pasta, brown/wild rice, quinoa, etc.
      ~ Sweet potatoes or potatoes
      ~ Hummus
      ~ Oatmeal
      ~ Healthy cereals (Kashi, Nature's Path Organic, etc..high in fiber like raisin bran)
      ~ Nuts, seeds, almond butter, peanut butter
      ~ Non-dairy milks like soy, almond or rice milk
      ~ Ground flax seed to add into a smoothie, top yogurt, etc.
      ~ Olive oil
      ~ Salmon & Tuna
      ~ Tofu & Tempeh
      ~ Whole grain crackers
      ~ Whole grain waffles

      I hope this helps :)

  48. QUESTION:
    What is the best weight loss plan that you have ever been on? I?
    I have about 25 lbs to lose and having hard time. I am a 41 woman and the diet and exercise route is not working as well as it once did. In particular, I have a 'spare tire' that is hard to get rid of! I am committed to healthy weight loss and don't need to lose it overnight but would love to see some movement

    • ANSWER:
      I have been through it all and know what's it about. The main thing is to stick in there. You can't be an addict to food and never exercise if you want to live a healthy life and keep the weight off. I've worked out, done every diet, and all types of classes.

      Nothing works, besides dedication and intelligence towards the subject of losing weight.

      First, depending on how much weight you need to lose, your diet is the first concern. You can't eat 10,000 calories a day and expect the weight to come off, even if you are exercising a lot. Which brings us to the next thing. Duh, Exercising...

      This is a must especially if you need to a lot of weight. Get at least 30 mins of some good hardcore exercising. Do some cardio, in the long run, it's good for the heart.

      However, I find the most hardest part of losing weight/keeping it off, in my diet. It's so hard to keep your fingers out of the cookie jar or those chocolate goodies. I've found a great addition to help any one out, it's a natural weight loss supplement called Proactol. Now don't get all crazy on me and say diet pills don't work. That is true, but not in this case. This one isn't meant to burn pounds while you sit on the couch. It's an appetite suppressant, along with being a fat binder. I saved money on the pills at theweightlossplace.com along with getting some good info. It basically makes those fingers not go towards the cookie jar. For me it's the best pill I've tried and I've tried cupboards full. Now this doesn't mean you have to follow my foot steps but I've successfully lost roughly 70 pounds and keeping it off til this day.

      Well good luck and remember what I said, Dedicate.

  49. QUESTION:
    weight loss plan diet?
    I am 17 years old, female. Prom is coming up in mid-May and I put on about 10 pounds over the summer that I want to take off plus a little bit more. I am 5’0 and 119 pounds. What I want to lose most, other than all around is my love handles, stomach (#1), butt (sticks out =/), and my arms are a little too fat for my body.

    I am planning on going to the gym everyday for about 1.5-2 hours and eating healthy, however, I need a little help with following it and what would be beneficial and what wouldn’t.

    I went to the gym today, for the first time for this diet plan/weight losing plan. I did the treadmill for 5ish minutes fast walking (warm-up/cool down) and about 10 minutes running (not SO fast, but running) and then did the sitting bike for 10 minutes/1.5 miles. It was my first day so I didn’t do much.

    I am planning on eating healthy so it helps with my weight loss as well and my face.

    I plan to eat Special K cereal with 1% milk in the morning (615 AM)
    Lunch at school: apple and water? If I should eat more, maybe a sandwich (wheat bread with a slice of cheese since I’m a vegetarian, would that be healthy?) (1030 AM)
    100 calorie pack? Or a granola bar would be healthier? (12-2ish, anytime between there)
    Dinner: Indian food, but healthy, like soups and veggies.
    Snacks during the day: apples, plums, oranges/tangerines/clementines, watermelon.
    6 bottles of water per day.
    Not eating after 7 PM.

    I am planning to go to the school gym right after school from 230-3 and then come home and go to my gym by my house from 345-5?
    What machines should I do? And how long about? (How do I keep myself from getting bored=( lol)
    Also like on treadmill/elliptical should I do incline/hill, if it makes a difference?

    Also I have a bit of acne on my face. Will exercising and eating like that help clear it up?

    When will I see results? And is it possible to lose a bit of love handles/stomach/arm fat in about less than 3 months?

    Thank you so much and if you have any other experience suggestions/ideas please help. If anything is unhealthy (foods that I listed) or exercises that will not help/help please tell me, thank you =)

    If you ever did a diet/exercise plan that worked/is working in about 3 months, please tell.

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, i actually took the time to read all that.

      Make your own "100 calorie packs":

      -6 almonds
      -6 baby carrots
      -1/4 an apple.
      = 100 cal.

      You can eat one in the beginning of every class to keep your metabolism up.. plus a bottle of water.

      ------------------------------------------------------
      "Also I have a bit of acne on my face. Will exercising and eating like that help clear it up?"

      Yes, think of it this way, instead of eating chips & soda, you'd be eating fruits & vegetables & drinking water... which has very little oil compared to junk food.

      Specifically, sweating will open your pours up and you can wipe away all the oil pretty much. What you want to do after you sweat is rince your face with cold water.

      -----------------------------------------------------------------
      "When will I see results? And is it possible to lose a bit of love handles/stomach/arm fat in about less than 3 months?"

      You'll probably see results after a month, but your starting from square one, so it will take your body some time to get into shape but if you eat right & watch your calories, the lbs will be shedding off.
      ----------------------------------------------------------------
      "What machines should I do? And how long about? (How do I keep myself from getting bored=( lol)"

      I too have workout ADHD, so this is what id recommend:

      Cardio workout for the out of shape:
      Day 1: 10 minutes of treadmill, elliptical, and stationary bicycle. (30 mins total)
      Day 2: 15 minutes of treadmill and elliptical. (30 mins total)
      Day 3: 10 minutes of treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike & just 5 minutes of stair stepper. (35 mins total)
      Day 4: 15 minutes of treadmill, elliptical, and stationary bike (45 minutes total)
      Day 5: 15 minutes of treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike, then 5 minutes of the stair stepper with an additional 5 minutes of jumping rope. (50 mins total)

      As you begin to get more fit, more confident in your physical health, you can begin to increase your total workouts by 5 minutes and the intensity by an extra level.

      Good luck! You can make those other b*tches jealous if you stay motivated.

  50. QUESTION:
    Can anyone help me with an exercise plan/healthy diet/lose weight?
    I want to lose weight, but I don't want to go on a diet. I just want to eat healthily and exercise regularly. I've got an 8ft trampoline but it doesn't seem to do anything for weight loss.

    I've got a few problems though:

    1) 5 portions of fruit and veg a day:
    The only fruit I like is grapes.
    The only veg I like are carrots (cooked), turnips, and sprouts

    2) I haven't got enough money to join a gym or anything

    3) My parents don't let me go outside of the garden as they say it's not safe. Therefore I can't go on a bike ride or a run.

    I want to tone my thighs, bum and belly as well as losing weight and becoming fit.

    What exercises can I do to help achieve this?

    Thanks!
    PS

    I'm 15, 5ft 4inches.

    • ANSWER:
      you say your parents won't let you go outside of the garden how old are you? and do you need to lose weight or are you still growing?


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  1. QUESTION:
    FOODs that are good for dieting??? What some foods that are healthy for a weight loss diet?
    That u can stock up at the grocery store. I mean like low calories and all that fun stuff

    • ANSWER:
      To correct the above, nuts are not a good idea when dieting... they're full of fat and carbs. Prepared foods like protein bars are to be approached with caution... read the label. Better to stick with mother nature.

      Vegetables are the best.... you can eat all you want and still lose weight. A diet should not have to make you hungry. Add some fruits and lean meats like fish or chicken breast and you're all set. A little daily exercise accelerates the weight loss.

      I lost 50 pounds in about three months following this simple plan.

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  3. QUESTION:
    healthy foods for weight loss?
    I'm a 15 year old girl. Over the summer I was watching what I was eating and exercising everyday and I lost 20 lbs. Since school started I haven't been working out as much and I have let my eating habits slip. I'm starting to run everyday again. I just need to improve my diet. What are some good healthy weight loss foods? And I pack a lunch for school. Any lunch ideas?
    Answers would be fantastic. I'll pick a best. (:

    • ANSWER:
      Good Protein
      Chicken (without skin)
      Turkey (without skin)
      Lean cuts of beef
      Lean cuts of pork
      Lean cuts of lamb
      Lean cuts of veal
      Eggs
      Egg whites
      Tuna fish
      Salmon

      Good Carb Sources
      Brown Rice
      100% whole wheat bread
      100% whole wheat bagels
      100% whole wheat pita bread
      Whole wheat/whole grain pasta
      Sweet potatoes
      Yams
      Oatmeal
      Buckwheat
      Bulgur
      Bran cereals

      Some Good Fruits and Veggies
      Apple
      Orange
      Plum
      Banana
      Grapes
      Strawberries
      Peaches
      Pears
      Cantaloupe
      Pineapple
      Broccoli

      Salmon
      Mackerel
      Herring
      Anchovies
      Sardines
      Scallops
      Halibut
      Fish oil supplements
      Peanuts

      This should get you started.

  4. QUESTION:
    What diet foods can you eat that improve weight loss and still keep you healthy?

    • ANSWER:
      i can suggest u some tips for a healthy life style.

      Below are the few Quick Steps towards a Healthier Diet.
      1)The very first thing u should keep in your mind and that is the extra weight u put on didn’t come in overnight so it is not possible and also unrealistic to take it off quickly. You have to show patience.
      2)The 2nd important thing is that your body weight is controlled by the number of calories you eat and the number of calories you use each day. So, if you consume fewer calories than you burn, you will lose weight. You can do this by becoming more physically active or by eating less.
      3)The 3rd important thing is never skip ur meal or go to a crash diet. Don’t ever try to starve urself. It is very important to understand that when you skip a meal or go on a crash diet, the result is that it slows your metabolism to conserve your energy. And when you lose weight too quickly for a few days, your body thinks it is threatened with starvation and goes into survival mode. It fights to conserve your fat stores. There fore keep in mind never try to skip ur meal, especially breakfast and always try to take food on time
      4)Before starting any type of diet, weight yourself and note ur whole body measurement in a dairy. Then after every week weigh your self again and compare with earlier measurements and see how much weight u r losing. Record a goal that you can reach in one month that is 4 to 8 pounds less than you weigh now. Set a goal you know you can achieve.

      Now some tips how to set ur deit plan.
      5)Start taking your food with out any oil. Try to use boiled/steamed vegetables, meat, and lot of salad. U can eat fruits too and boiled/steamed chicken or red meat too but no pork. Please note and put it in ur mind that nothing fried or oily.
      6)Try to chew ur every food for atleast 20 times. And then swallow it into ur stomach.
      7)No Potato Please. It is strictly forbidden during this diet
      8)No Junk Food Please.
      9)Drink at least 3 ltr of water daily. Make ur habit to drink water as much as u can. Rather take a bottle of water with you all the time, when you feel starving, drink it as much as u can.
      10)Make you habit to use brown bread.
      11)use skimmed and low fat milk and yogurt
      12)Sugar is strictly forbidden in this diet plan.
      13)First try to avoid any type of soft drink but if u really wants to taste some thing sweet then drink any soft drink (but not cola), but just one glass once in a week.
      14)Eat at least once in a day a vegetable soap or Thai soup ( as ur dinner or lunch), as much as u can but no corn flour in it.
      15)Just look at your food portion. It is much better to eat several small meals a day (like 5-6 healthy meals a day) than eat either one or two or three huge meal a day.
      16)if u feel hungry then divide ur diet into 5-6 healthy meals a day (1 plate size only)
      17)one bowl of oatmeal can be taken as a break fast
      18)No hard drink of any type is allowed in this diet.
      19)Smoking strictly forbidden in this diet
      20)Watch out ur every drink and every single piece of ur food. Stay away from fatty foods, junk foods, synthetic foods, foods with preservatives and too much carbohydrate. Don’t try to take foods that are made of white flour for example white bread, cakes, pasta etc and food contain sugar such as cookies, ice cream, candy etc.
      21)Remember after every 15 days you can take once in a while with a little treat any thing u like. But remember just a small portion. For example one small personal pizza or one small burger or small pastry.
      22)Try to adopt some healthy timing. Early to rise and early to bed. No late sittings.
      23)People usually want Quick and Easy result, we all are impatient. You have to be patient in terms of your weight loss and never give up. Always keep in mind that slow and steady win the race.
      24)At least take this diet for 3 to 6 months and when u feel that u have achieved your desired weight then make this is as a Life Style change for you entire life. Remember do not focus on just losing weight; try to concentrate on diet plan forever so that you will never have to loose weight again. But occasionally u can take other junk food too.
      25) You have to keep in mind that above plan is a not a quick thin program. Don’t try to deceive ur body. It will destroy your metabolism and in the future the proportion of gaining weight is much higher and easier than today.
      26)Never ever go for any type of Diet pills or any drug which claim that it will reduce the weight quickly. Taking Diet pills will kill.
      27)Exercise: Rule-of -Thumb: remember the formula for weight loss and that is Diet= 70% Exercise= 30%. So remember exercise is must with every diet plan. Start your exercising slowly and gradually increase the intensity. Trying too hard at first can lead to injury. The best indoor exercise machine is tread mill. Run on tread mill for at least 30 mnts daily. Try to extend ur period for one hour. And if you don’t have this facility then best indoor Exercise is skipping.

  5. QUESTION:
    Best weight loss diet for busy vegetarian mom?
    I am a busy young mom with 3 kids, ages 3, 2, and 4 months. I have gained a lot of weight in my pregnancies and would like to lose about 80 pounds. I want to lose it slowly and healthfully. I do not have the time or money to join a gym, and do not have the child care. Also, I can not afford to buy any exercise equipment or expensive pills/gadgets etc. What are some healthy diet plans that are vegetarian friendly, and what are good exercises for targeting belly fat. PS-I do not need to hear "eat less exercise more." I need specific routines and referrals to eating plans that work for my lifestyle. I also need to know what kind of exercises to do and when/how to do them, plus some healthy foods that will satisfy my sweet tooth. Thanks!
    I forgot to say that I am also allergic to wheat.
    I forgot to say that I am also allergic to wheat.

    • ANSWER:
      Rebecca,

      Hey I feel ya. I can point you in the direction of someone that is totally on his game.

      He and his wife are tops.

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      You know after you learn some of the untold truths you will be able to teach the correct things to your children.

      I am a father and I really know how important it is to give our children the correct knowledge so that they will grow up healthy and uninhibbited by feeling unhealthy.

      Always the Best To You and Yours!

      Rod Wambold
      http://www.smartfitnesstips.com

      Live life to the fullest

  6. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy weight loss diet?
    I want to make a Life-Style diet for a healthy diet.
    I made a list of foods I'm willing to eat to live a healthy life & to lose weight.
    I'm an average height, overweight 18 year-old male.
    Will these foods help me lose weight?

    DRINKS: water, tea, iced coffee
    SPICES: cinnamon, hot sauce, oregano
    BREAKFAST: eggs, oatmeal, Honey Bunches of Oats cereal w/ skim milk,
    DINNER: whole wheat spaghetti, tuna, salad w/ spinach
    SNACKS + OTHER: vegetables, fruit, frozen fruit smoothies w/ yogurt, almonds

    (should I buy Protein powder???)

    I'm going to start eating only these foods and exercising by running, doing push-ups, sit-ups and some weight lifting.

    Will this life-style help me lose weight and make me healthy?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Jacob
      I used to train people and the best advice I can give you is, if it is processed don't eat it. This is hard because eating foods that are not processed or out of a package is convenient. It may be time consuming when it comes to preparation but fresh is best. Eat 5-6 small well balanced meals a day, and lots of water!!! I can't stress that enough, one glass every hour. You should always have a bottle of water with you. As far as snacks go, almonds are great. This is not easy at first but well worth it, because the feeling you will have when the weight starts coming off is awesome. Don't give up, if you are feeling pain about how you look use that to drive you, pain is a great motivator.

      I hope this helps you, good luck
      Mike

  7. QUESTION:
    healthy diet and weight loss plan for A teen?
    ok... my friend is wanting to lose weight. dont ask me why because she is really skinny. so she asked me what a good healthy, diet and exercise plan would be. i read alot of beauty and health books so thats probably why she asked me. this is what i told her... i gave her some idead of really healthy food blablabla and gave her her diet plan and the rules for the diet. for her workout plan i told her to exercise 4 times a week for an hour each time. i said for warmups to do 20 pushups, 30 situps, 50 jumping jacks and stretches. she already runs around her block once on sat. and sun. she isnt satisfied. she wants an actual workout and diet plan. please help me! she is really headstrong and stubborn like me and if she dosent get a decent answer who knows what she might do???? i'm worried shes gonna become like anerexic or bulimic or something. please leev alot of details. i would greatly appreciate it. thanx. oh by the way shes 15.

    ~ kendall xoxoxoo

    • ANSWER:
      keep up some exercise (an hour a day) as it is good for the endorphins and would help if there is any depression....for weight loss, i got my daughter the satisfied with half portions cd from a company online....she loves it....it allows her subconsicous to guide her during meals, she only listens to it once a day for about 15 minutes and then she can eat whatever she wants and only eats half on her plate.... might help there are plenty of website on the internet that sell this kind of thing we got ours from www.independentachievement.com hope this helps, good luck

  8. QUESTION:
    Weight Loss / More Healthy Diet. PLEASE HELP WITH FOOD IDEAS!?
    Ohhkay I am going to try and lose weigh and become more healthy and fit. I am not really into meat often and veggies arent my thing.

    I am just planning on eating loads of fruits, soy milk, water, and like Special K and Nature Valley Bars.

    But I was wondering if you guys could name some foods that I could eat to help replace the protein and everything I need considering I dont eat meat or veggies.

    PLEASE HELP ME!!! Thanks.
    I dont do seafood, eggs etc.

    • ANSWER:
      Chelsea,
      okay first i'm a little confused by why you won't eat veggies? They are super important as far as minerals and nutrients go.

      when you are looking to lose weight they are some basic things you want to understand. It's not just about calories but about nutrients too. So you need to eat enough and get enough of what your body needs to run then you need to start moving every day. For at least 20 minutes.

      A healthy diet to lose weight is about eating a diverse group of foods so you can get what you need. A special k cereal with soy rice or almond milk in the morning is perfect with added fresh fruit. Nature Valley bars I don't know about. read the label my guess is that sugar is high on the ingredient list.
      I tend not to eat animal based foods too, but it's then important to get greens like broccoli or kale and other that are high in protein, nuts are good too, but not too many.

      Bottom line, find some vegetables you like, stay away from super high sugar fruits like pineapple when you're first trying to lose weight. Remember you're supposed to have 5-10 servings of veggies a day so if you're not eating any - your health will suffer.

      Keep well.

      We've started a support/discussion group at http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/specialkcanada if you want to join.

  9. QUESTION:
    Does this sound like a healthy diet? (Diet = food consumption, not weight loss method)?
    During the school week:
    -Half cup of black coffee after school
    -2 pieces of celery and 2 cups of water for dinner

    Weekends:
    -Glass of water for breakfast
    -1/4 cup skim milk for lunch (Can't drink more than that without getting sick)
    -2 pieces of celery and 2 glasses of water for dinner

    I'm 15, 5'3" and 120-ish lbs. Depends on the day.

    • ANSWER:
      If that is all you are eating, then that is not good.

  10. QUESTION:
    Anyone have a link to a healthy diet (not weight loss diet) plan?
    I'm sick of eating fast food all the time and would like to start eating healthier. I'm not overweight or anything I recently quit smoking and am trying be healthier all around. BTW I'm a 22 year old Male if that makes a difference. I'm aware of the food pyramid and everything but I just thought it would be nice if there was something that had some good ideas on what to make or a schedule of some sort to follow. Any ideas would be helpful

    • ANSWER:
      I am also a 22 year old man who used to eat fast food at least one meal every day. For sure, it gets extremely addicting (just watch the movie "Supersize Me!"). The first step is to break this addiction.

      One diet that I'm starting to adopt is called the fatloss4idiots diet. It help you by generating a healthy diet plan with the food you chosen and the best thing is it help me loss 50 pounds in 4 months. Visit this site to read more about it:
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  11. QUESTION:
    What other women out there can't lose weight despite healthy diet and exercise?
    I have done everything doctors, nutritionists, magazines, and websites have recommended to get in shape and it is just futile. I need to lose about 30 more pounds. I have lost 14 lbs since January 1. Thats 14 lbs in 9 months. I have done low calorie diets with the healthiest foods available, drank water by the gallon, worked out 5x/week- aerobics with weights in addition to "parking far away and taking the stairs" and "taking 10,000 steps a day", eating small meals, and drinking tea. I have tried increasing calories following the advice of the "your body is in stavation mode" logic. I have had my thyroid testing including TSH, T3, and T4. I have been tested for blood sugar problems. Please is there anyone else who has followed the accepted philosphies on getting in shape and it hasn't worked (if so, did you find something that did)? Does anyone else think there is more to weight loss than what doctors spew about calories in vs calories out?

    • ANSWER:
      i too am struggling to lose weight. i go to the gym religiously and have a trainers to consult anytime i need them. i eat healthy, low sodium, low calorie, low fat, high protein foods. do i lose weight? nope. i'm not one of those women who think that they are overweight, but are really fit and don't realize it. i am truly overweight. although i remain overweight, my doc says that i am healthier by continuing this lifestyle. she continually reminds me that it took years to put on the weight and it may take years to lose it.

      i don't have any advice for you other than to keep at it. think of it this way...you've lost 14 pounds in 9 months. that's 56 pounds in 3 years! i put on my weight 5 to 10 pounds a year and it may only come off that quick...but gaining or losing, every pound counts!

  12. QUESTION:
    Cigarettes and healthy diet equals weight loss?
    So, here is my situation. I'm 18, smoke roughly 7-9 cigarettes a day, and need to lose weight, but not necessarily gain muscle. if i continue to smoke, and limit myself to strictly water and healthy food choices (mainly salads) will i lose weight, and if possible at what rate? This is in no way a starvation diet, by the way. I would also prefer if you could leave out the "quit smoking" comments. They're unhelpful and irrelevant. If you can help, thanks so much in advance :)
    i apologize, i didn't mean to imply that cigarettes are linked to weight loss, i was simply stating that they were part of the equation pertaining to my current situation

    • ANSWER:
      Ok well cigarettes have nothing to do with weight loss. In fact, I myself gained a lot of weight at one time and it has taken a couple years to get it off. I was smoking during the time of weight gain. Tobacco might temporarily reduce your appetite, but generally it is actually stronger a few minutes after you smoke. Do not credit cigarettes with something they cannot do.

  13. QUESTION:
    anyone have a link to a healthy diet (not weight loss diet) plan?
    I'm sick of eating fast food all the time and would like to start eating healthier. I'm not overweight or anything I recently quit smoking and am trying be healthier all around. BTW I'm a 22 year old Male if that makes a difference. I'm aware of the food pyramid and everything but I just thought it would be nice if there was something that had some good ideas on what to make or a schedule of some sort to follow. Any ideas would be helpful
    Thank you,
    Nick

    • ANSWER:
      I am also a 22 year old man who used to eat fast food at least one meal every day. For sure, it gets extremely addicting (just watch the movie "Supersize Me!"). The first step is to break this addiction.

      One diet that I'm starting to adopt is called the mucusless diet. I'm studying to be an herbalist, and this is part of the curriculum. Basically, you eat only fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and seeds, and no refined sugars or dairy products. If you would like more info, check out this link: http://www.herballegacy.com/ .

      The most important thing is to adopt a new eating lifestyle gradually. Don't just all of a sudden cut out foods that you ate every day. For example: instead of Jif peanut butter, try natural peanut butter. This will cut out the dangerous hydrogenated oils. After a while of gradual changes, you will feel alot better. Trust me, I know!

  14. QUESTION:
    A Weight loss/healthy diet for a week?
    can someone help me think up of a diet to eat during a day to loose like 15 pounds... like in detail what foods to eat and when to eat

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    Are Crab Legs Healthy For A Weight Loss/Muscle Gain Diet?
    I like to eat crab legs without butter and just cook them by themselves and eat them just like that. Are they a healthy food?

    • ANSWER:

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    • ANSWER:
      The energy you expended doing this search would have been much more effective if you had expended the same amount of time exercising.

  17. QUESTION:
    Doubts about gym workout, effective weight loss and healthy diet.?
    Dear Yahoo! Users,
    I am just started gyming. I am 178.5cm, and 66kg. I cannot do a pull up. I wanted to train up to be lean(with 8 pacs and not those bodybuilder, very big size). My aim is to be able to do at least 10 pullups by 6 months and a 6 pac. I am student. So i would like to ask you guys about time arrangement gym/study, effective gym workout, weight loss and healthy diet.
    Firstly, effective gym workout. Normally, when I gym, I started with abs workout using machine and then train my arms with some machine. Rest around a minute or less before continuing. Then afterwards i did the one which trains back muscles, pullling the weights to my chest(that type of workout). Then, I did the one which i lie down and did something like a barbell but I push it up and down(With pulley aid, the one that trains chest). And after wards some assisted pull ups. Then I will rest, repeat for 1h plus. Afterwards, I will run on the treadmil for 8 mins running 1.6km(to lose weight). Is this a correct workout to train muscles and lose weight to get to my goal stated above?

    Secondly, about weight loss and healthy diet. Normally, breakfast, I had 2 eggs and a cup of milo. Lunch, I normally had fish soup. Dinner, normally chicken rice. Or something like that. Can somebody tell me what to abstain? Because sometimes I had tea breaks and supper. I don't eat fast food, except for subway;D So what food to abstain and points to take note for healthy diet? And also how to lose weight? Is my gym workout a good workout to lose weight? I also swim once a week. Around 10 laps of freestyle in around 12-15mins. And 2 to 4 sprinting laps.
    So, guys, what type of workout should I follow? Healthy diet? Weight loss?
    Thanks guys, I appreciate all your answers:D

    • ANSWER:
      1.Eat about 6 small complete meals throughout the day (fish, almonds, walnuts, and lean proteins in general, plenty of raw fruits and vegetables, and complex multigrain carbohydrates) spaced out about every 2-3 hours. Consume between 1500-2500 calories a day.
      2.Do NOT starve yourself, do NOT binge eat.
      3.Be as active as you can; nothing to do for 10 minutes? Knock out 10 push-ups.
      4.Eat some spicy foods; take a decent amount of vitamin C, and drink between a half-gallon and a whole gallon of WATER a day. Avoid anything deep-fried, white bread, sprinkles, and any refined sugar.
      5.No more soda. Ever.
      6.If you do drink coffee, drink it black.
      7.Do at least 35 minutes of cardio straight at least once a day, at least three times a week, more if you are not trying to put on muscle.
      8.Do a large amount of full body exercises whenever possible (Jumping Jacks, Pull-ups, Chin ups, dips, squats, hanging leg raises, hanging knee raises, back raises, glute ham raises, burpees)
      9.Get at least 6 hours of sleep a night, but no more then 9.
      10.Here is the most important part: STICK TO IT!

      You can feel free to email me with any questions or comments

  18. QUESTION:
    Healthy Weight Loss Diet for 13 Year Old?
    ok, so i am a 13 year old girl (only 5') and weigh about 114 pounds. my BMI is 22.5, and all of the websites say this is healthy. here is my issue: i am not horribly fat or obeise or anything, but my stomach isn't ideal and neither are my thighs. they aren't as toned as i would like them to be. my diet right now isn't the best, meaning it consists of many fatty foods. i am, however, a vegetarian, and have been for about a year and a half now. i have tried doing aerobics, zumba, and other work out tapes, but i'm not athletic, so i find them quite difficult. i run occasionally, and plan to do more of it. ideally, i would like to go lose about 7 lbs (i don't have a certain time limit, but a few months would be nice). i am looking for a diet that i can easily commit to, and consume a reasonable amount of calories a day on. oh, and suggestions reguarding protein rich foods would also be greatly appreciated! since i no longer consume meat, it would be nice to know what else i can gain protein from. i would like to see suggestions for meals/snacks, and amount of calories i should consume daily and on certain things in your answers. for example: breakfast; apple/toast with peanut butter, ___ calories, snack; ____ with ____ calories, amount of calories per day; ____. yeah, that sort of thing, if that makes any sense lol :)
    oh, and please don't lecture me about how i don't need to lose weight or diet because i'm too young, i'm not trying to make myself size double zero and 70lbs, i just want to get in shape and get healthy.
    thankyou in advance for all of your help!
    -susie:)

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Susie :) I'm a vegetarian and what you described sounds like me so I think I can help.

      I've been losing weight and just felt better and healthier. Heres what I'm doing:

      I eat only light breakfast lunch and dinners, because for me that really is all I need (you might need a snack, just find out what's right for you). For protein I eat eggs a lot, and also edamame (soybeans), and sometimes for a treat I have some goat cheese and crackers for, like, lunch. Today so far I've eaten: Fried Eggs for breakfast (Two with a bit of olive oil and salt) and some apple. For lunch I had a sandwich with whole wheat bread, low fat cheese (cheddar) some lettuce, and lite mayonnaise (which is actually yummy). For dinner I think I'm going to have goat cheese and crackers (I eat small dinners because I don't really need the calories, after all I'm going to bed).

      I exercise whenever I can (little things: walking the dog,running a little) and at my camp we have the option to play Capture-The-Flag every day so I always play that. And also sometimes my mom and my brother ride there bike to the ice cream parlor in our town, and I go along but I just get water or something healthy if I am hungry. I also do yoga and when I'm watching TV or on the computer, I do little things like bounce on an exercise ball or do jumping jacks at commercial breaks (dorky but effective) :) .

      Good luck!

  19. QUESTION:
    What is a healthy diet for a swimmer trying to lose weight?
    I have looked at many weight loss diets and many restrict carbs, but I look at information about a swimmer's ideal diet and the main food is carbs.
    How do you go about losing fat if you swim for 1hr/day for 4-5 days/week.

    • ANSWER:
      Regardless of your fat, protein, carb ratio, as long as calories in (eating) is less than calories out (burned off thru exercise and metabolism) you will drop weight.

      The first thing you need to know is how many calories you need to "maintain" your weight (calculators will ask how much you currently weigh, height & work-out schedule). From there you can create a diet that is around 500 calories less than what you need to maintain (a 500 calorie deficit every day for 7 days will result in a loss of a pound..ie it takes 3,500 calories.). If you need "carbs" than you can focus on complex carbs (whole grains) to provide energy through-out the day.

      Edit: There is a reason that health experts suggest only 1 - 2 pounds of loss a week. 500 - 1,000 calorie deficit is tough enough for most people...dropping it below that just isn't practical / healthy. This is especially true for people that are already healthy or close to healthy weights (and is what makes them anorexic).

      Heavy people can drop off 500 - 1,000 calories a day easy but that is usually because they can eat 3,000 - 3,500 calories to "maintain" there current heavy weight. So what if they cut back to eating 2,000 calories a day that is still a good amount of food.

  20. QUESTION:
    What are some diet/weight loss minconceptions?
    Everytime theres an article about diets or weight loss theres always a you might have thought that....but..... fact about some foods that are beneficial or negative for weight loss. What are some misconceptions about healthy or bad foods for diets?

    • ANSWER:
      Eating after 9pm will make you gain weight.

      You should drink 8 glasses of water a day.

  21. QUESTION:
    Suggestions for weight loss and staying healthy at college?
    I am back at college after being abroad for awhile and I gained some weight while I was away. I've been going to the gym a lot but it's hard to keep a healthy diet on cafeteria food and beer.
    Are there any suggestions for staying healthy while at school? Also, I tend to get sick often. Any suggestions for boosting my immune system?

    • ANSWER:
      Do you see the box near the top of the page?
      The one labelled 'Search for questions: '?
      Well type in 'lose weight'.
      You will find over 518,682 pre-existing questions.
      Try the misspellings 'loose weight' and there are another 119,033
      In all there are over 637,715 Health section questions requesting solutions to being or thinking you might be overweight.
      On average these each yield 6 answers, that is nearly 4 million answers.
      (Without searching for any other variations on the question!)

      I can usefully summarise these answers in 4 words:

      EAT LESS DO MORE. Are you desperate enough to try this???

  22. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy/weight loss diet, for someone without much money?
    Every morning I have about 1/2 cup of oatmeal I make the night before, using steel cut oats, a little splenda and cinnamon. Sometimes I add a little brown sugar-splenda mix for variety. About 1/2 cup Kefir lowfat pomegranate smoothie, and 1/2 cup frozen organic strawberries, raspberries and blackberries (I prefer frozen for the long shelf life, cheap price at BJs and the illusion that I'm eating some kind of ice cream or icy , they're so good!

    I also enjoy two mugs of coffee with just enough splenda to mask the bitterness and a dash of fat free half and half.

    For lunch I have a plain tuna sandwich, 1/2 can tuna in water with two slices whole grain bread (Giant Eagle brand), and about 1 cup of fresh raw broccoli, plain. I am a big fan of sweet potatoes, sometimes I'll replace some or all of the broccoli for a small plain one.

    I drink about three brewed mugs of green tea with lemon throughout the day.

    For what I call second lunch I have a turkey sandwich, same bread as before, with three thin slices of oven roasted turkey, a Laughing Cow garlic and herb cheese wedge spread, pickles and occasionally a bit of Newman's Own light honey mustard. Another cup of raw broccoli, too (it's my favorite).

    If I'm ever feeling snacky I'll eat a little bit of raw, unsalted almonds.

    Then dinner I make baked chicken with garlic, chili powder (cayenne only), oregano and parsley. I like it with either whole grain pasta or brown rice, and mixed veggies (cooked broccoli, carrots, yellow and red peppers in an extra virgin olive oil and herb sauce). Occasionally I'll skip the brown rice or pasta for two cheese stuffed big shells (big frozen bag from BJs for pretty cheap, and my husband loves them) baked in my E.V. olive oil, garlic, parsley and oregano blend. It's not whole grain and there are 270 calories in the two, but they are amazing and I only have them about once a week.

    At night a drink a couple mugs of sleepy time or lemon zinger tea.

    Is this an ok "diet"? I am 5'8", a little heavy from having a baby about 5 months back, and very busy with taking care of my husband and baby, cleaning and cooking. I walk a few times a day with my son in his stroller, about an hour and 1/2 total or more if I can. I do stretches for half an hour every morning and sometimes at night. I drink lots of plain, cold water, over the eight 8oz. cups some people recommend. I take a prenatal vitamin and fish oil type combo everyday (I had a lot left from pregnancy and breastfeeding the first few months), along with two fenugreek and one milk thistle pill. I don't add sugar, salt or butter to anything. I avoid trans fat and hydrogenated oils. I know a lot of people don't approve of splenda but I am a fan, and it's pretty cheap at BJs wholesale club. I am open to trying something new. I like a lot of bland foods. The only thing I cannot stand eating are chunks of onions. I hope to lose some weight over time and set a somewhat good example for my son.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you are working very hard to improve your health and set a good example for the family. I am sure your scale will tell you shortly if your plan is working. The main thing is variety. You will get bored with the same dietary plan. I can see you are working hard as it is. Perhaps, there is a site that will help with the menu planning and food purchasing that is free. You could try fitday.com, join, but don't pay anything. You will find lots of help, and all that you input is completely private.

  23. QUESTION:
    weight loss diet help, please?
    i have a bff who is- i think: 150 lbs
    She's 5' 1", 14 yrs old
    she really wants to loose all her lbs && wants to be at least 95 lbs by 2/5/09
    she's tried everything but nothing works!
    she asked me to help but i dont know any diets
    can you plz be helpful?
    put up some really good (free) diets- nothing like green tea diet or grapefruit diet- nothing like that

    plz put a regular exercise/healthy food diet

    no pills or drinks or pricey stuff

    just a free healthy/exercise diet

    thank you so much!

    ps: it would be helpful if websites are included to show (FREE) healthy/exercise diets and really good tips on how to loose weight- &¬hing to download or stuff

    please be kind and thoughtful && nothing mean

    thank you so much!!!
    i appreciate all answers!

    • ANSWER:
      this is my advice for people who want to lose weight
      i advise you to drink green tea 1-3 glasses per day
      green tea speeds up your metabolism
      drink lots and lots of water 8 glasses each day.
      do not snack
      do not drink soda
      go on the half off diet only eat half of what you would usually eat and give or throw the rest away
      if you are really hungry and you've had all your daily meals snack on fruits ( oranges, apples, bananas )
      exercise more try and run for at least 30 minutes a day
      get more active
      get more sleep it prepares your body
      stretch, yes it works and it doesn't just help you lose weight it helps with you're growing to make you a little taller
      count your calories try to stay under the amount of 1300 calories per day
      change you're lifestyle it makes a difference
      do not eat candy or chips eat more greens or protein bars
      avoid fast food and cut out fried food when you cook your meal oven cook your food do not fry it
      chew gum because when you chew gum you do not pick at food for example if theres some chips in you're cupboard you go to them a think good damn they look good then you would say no i cant pick at them because i dont wanna throw my gum away
      do not eat after 6pm because before 6pm you can burn all you're food off and if you eat after six it will lay on you're stomach as you eat.
      do not eat before you go to sleep
      drink a glass of water before you go to sleep
      eat spicy food, if you can because it speeds up you're metabolism
      do not weigh you're self everyday because it torments you,weight you're self once a week ( every Monday )
      good luck!

      or you can google 3 day american heart association diet it gives you step by step what to eat and drink also it says you can lose 10 lbs. in 3 days!!!

  24. QUESTION:
    What are the healthiest foods for rapid detox and weight loss?
    I would like to go on a cleanse and start a healthy regimen for the new year. What are the best foods/combinations to do a detox and then a weight loss regimen? Are these cleansers like Puristat a bunch of hog wash or are they any good? I know to keep a low carb, low sugar, low fat diet, but are there any super food secrets I should know? Or juicing recipes that are great? Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      I was just watching a segment on channel 3 news in Cleveland OHio about detoxing... I tried one that really did seem to work well... as long as I followed it to the t... which I didn't

      Anyway the segment basicially said that all the detox systems on the shelves aren't worth a whole lot, and basicially don't do a whole lot as a matter of fact when they contacted the companies they couldn't even tell you what detoxing is.... interesting

      anyway at the end of the segment all she said was that PLENTY of water and TONS of greens (veggies that are green... the greener the better)... I would add to that myself spices.. like cayenne pepper or the like or maybe some tabassico sauce (great metabo booster as well)

      I'm not saying that the detox boxes don't work but if you want a decent on your going to have to pay upwards 50 bucks.... and you may have a decent system that will work pretty effectivetly...

      also there is also the master clense diet... which is water lemon (squeeze in the water) a table spoon of maple syrup, and a table spoon of cayanne pepper.... 3 times a day, with 8 ounces of water...
      this is a fasting cleanse so you don't eat for 3-5 days depending.... but it doesn't detox... it just makes you poo and starve... but you lose the weight...

      I'd recommend TONS of WATER and GREEN VEGGIES.... stick to that for about 2 weeks (qhich is what a detox program calls for) your clean yourself out and be ready for a great start to a new life... P.S. as an added bonus----- you can take the money that you would have spent and go get yourself a colonic...yum.,

  25. QUESTION:
    Diet foods for weight and fat loss?
    I cant really stick to a diet.. Im still only 17 and eats what my mom cooks at home.. As a asian family, we eat a lot of WHITE RICE... I LOVE rice, so that makes it even harder for me to go on a diet.. I doubt there are any healthy pre-packaged foods, but if you know one let me know! I don't think i can stop eating rice completely and just eat the food my mom makes by itself, because the type of vietnamese foods she makes, is really salty...

    Does anyone know of a good vegetable and fruit drink i can make every day?
    Or is there a good diet food i can eat every day and not get tired of eating eat?
    Would replacing white rice with brown rice actually help with losing weight and fat?

    And of course i am going to be TRYING to do cardio as much as i can, its really difficult being overweight with asthma.

    I already drink lots of water, about a gallon of water a day.

    If you know any websites that have a diet plan that would ACTUALLY help me, please let me know

    • ANSWER:
      For the first part of your question: you can still eat white rice, just eat it in moderation. Measure it out if you have to. Instead of two cups of rice have one cup or a half a cup. Switching to brown rice would also help. There is a lot more fiber and nutrients in brown rice.

      Second part: V8 is a good vegetable drink and low in calories. Most fruit juices contain a lot of sugar, so I would suggest eating your fruit instead of drinking juice.

      Third part: Any exercise is good exercise. Start out with walking. Then eventually you build up stamina and you can walk faster. Lift light weights. The more muscle you have, the faster your metabolism.

      4th part: Water is really good. Keep drinking it. Add lemon or lime to it to flavor it up a bit.

      5th part: Cookinglight.com offers great recipes

  26. QUESTION:
    do you find "herbalife"shakes(shape works) good for a healthy weight loss diet?
    i'm trying to loose some weight,but i've become very suspective to any kind of food restriction,since i hardly got out of buleimia and anorexia.that's why i'm trying to figure out a mild,but healthy way to loose some weight.i've tryed 'herbalife'shake,but i'm not sure if it is ok to take it.

    • ANSWER:
      Putting it simply, it fills your belly with something so that the hunger cravings subside. Little kids still do that with"can I have a glass of water" a half hour before mealtime and then they are not hungry - their gut is full of water.
      If you diet, you lose the energy to burn off the calories...so you sit around and get fatter. Eat healthy(no fast foods-chock full of sugars and fats) and eat veges and unprocessed foods -ones you got to cook yourself- that way you control the amount of sugar and fat in the food. The closer you are to natural food the thinner you will be. Staying away from the canned and prepackaged meals will help you more. Those foods are on the outer edge of all supermarkets - veges dairy meat. Shop the edges more often.

  27. QUESTION:
    What are some good things to do that guarentee healthy weight loss? (like cutting sugar out from diet?)?
    If you cut all sugar, processed foods and bread, drinks roughly 8 glasses of water daily, rarely have meat (except lean medium rare steak occasionally) and dinner which mainly consists of vegetables, could you lose weight? What are some important things to do?

    • ANSWER:
      The only TRUE way to loose weight is the same thing doctors have been preaching for decades and it's free. You have to burn more calories than you take in. In short:

      EXERCISE!

  28. QUESTION:
    What is a list of healthy meats, carbs, vegetables, fruits, and dairy products, for a weight loss diet?
    Im going to the grocery store this weekend and Im done with the chips, cookies, and fatty foods that Ive been eating my whole life.

    When I go to the store, what should I buy?

    (Ive been on a cardio and weightlifting program, but I need to start eating healthier)

    • ANSWER:
      People who want to lose weight commonly, and first of all, think about reducing the amount of food they eat. This may be quite a solution but not exactly the best there is. http://on1place.com/ In fact, depending on the amount you reduce in your food intake, it may even be dangerous to one's health. So how does one lose weight effectively and safely? Here are some points one should consider when trying to lose weight:
      http://news.on1place.com/category/health/weight-loss/
      Source(s):
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  29. QUESTION:
    healthy weight loss help?
    ok first i would like to say im a teenage girl so please dont say anything about my age or recamend any diet foods to buy (healthy foods are ok just no jenny creg or things like that) im meduim sized but iv got alot of exsess stomach fat that i would like to lose befor school starts on september 7th i would like to lose ten to 15 pounds befor then so what is a good way to loose that weight in my stomach?

    • ANSWER:
      I would use calorie count (http://caloriecount.about.com/). It makes a lot of sense and it'll probably work for you. What you do is you make an account, enter in your age, weight, and height and it will tell you how many calorie your body needs per day. See in order to lose weight you have to take in less calories than your body needs (but not a lot or you will starve.) So it helps you find a way to take in less calories than you need however you want. Hypothetically you could eat whatever you want as long as you exercise so you burn a lot of calories. A pound is equal to 3500 calories. So if you lose 500 calories than you need per day for 1 week, 500 cal x 7 days (1 week) = 3500 calories = 1 pound lost in a week. My explanation might be a bit confusing so just check it out. But whatever you do don't starve yourself or do a crazy diet. It's all in the calories.

  30. QUESTION:
    is my diet healthy enough to promote weight loss?
    im tryin to lose weight n maintain it.
    i try my best to eat healthy everyday.
    female/19/5'5inches/170 lbs.
    im trying to lose 15-25 lbs
    weekdays (mon-fri)i only do cardio. i do 40 mnts of cardio 3.5 speed and 15 incline. i burn 600 calories. weekends i lift weights. i try to eat between 1000-1300 calories daily

    i eat alot of fruits and veggies, brown rice,fish,chicken breats,tuna,veggie soups,lowfat yogurt,potatoes, and i also eat subway like 3-4 times a week. i always get the wheat bread. i get the ham or the sweet onion chicken sandwich with tomatoes,lettuce,onions,olives and american cheese. i also eat otameals at times or granoala bars.

    is my diet healthy?
    any suggestions?
    food ideas???
    how many pounds i might lose monthly?

    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

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  31. QUESTION:
    do you think this is a healthy diet for weight loss?
    breakfast: 2 ryvita with cottage cheese, banana

    lunch: large bowl veg soup with small whoegrain roll

    snack: an apple and handful of grapes OR a chopped pepper

    dinner: a wholemeal pitta bread filled with scrambled egg and a little brown rice OR grilled fish with small portion sweet potato and lots of green veg

    i only drink water and never really touch any junk food.

    i do 30mins aerobics and walk (fast pace) for 25 mins every day. i also got to the gym three times a week doing cardio exercises.

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah that sounds like a great plan. Just stick to it and you should see results in no time.
      I have been doing a similar diet / exercise plan to yours, i've seen small changes in my body, but i can't stick to diets i always binge on chocolate... he he!!
      But if you do this everyday and don't give into temptation you should do fine.
      Good Luck!

  32. QUESTION:
    I am on a diet,and am hungry a lot,What healthy foods can fulfill my appetite?
    I have been on a diet for a few weeks now. I have lost weight. I eat lots of vegies/fruits grains and some chicken.However, I find myself hungry lately.I cannot work when hungry.I am getting bored of salads,etc. I feel hunger pangs a lot. Can anyone recommend a healthy way to satisfy my appetite? In the beginning of my diet I did not feel hungry,but after a few weeks and weight loss I now feel hungry a lot even with the healthy foods I am eating.

    • ANSWER:
      my sister has this thing that you put in a drink at lunch or anytime and it is supposed to make you not hungry until its actually time to eat again. it cuts down your snacking. You could look into that.

  33. QUESTION:
    liquid fasting/diet weight loss?
    I already know it isn't that healthy, so don't tell me that, i am simply asking for some answers. so if you are against this, don't post an answer because this is my body and you don't make the ultimate decision. how ever my question is how much weight can i lose on a 30 liquid fast? I have already lost 20 pounds with exercise and healthy diet and i have 23 pounds left to lose. summer will be here in 69 days and i want to get down to my original weight 115. i am 5'3, and i have a small frame and that is the weight i feel comfortable at. my liquid fast will be mostly of water, and home made juice containing fruits and vegetables. i am considering going on this fast for 30 days then slowly ease my way back into eating healthy foods. i assume i have lost all of my water weight, so how many pounds do you think i will lose in that month? im the type of person that will maintain my weight loss once it is gone so i don't want to hear about gaining it back.

    • ANSWER:
      Water is a VERY good tool to use when trying to lose weight.

      Drink plenty of water. Our body needs a lot of water so give in to water. Water is not just way to flush out toxin but if you have more water in your body you will generally feel healthier and fitter. This it self will discourage any tendency to gorge. The best thing about water is that is has no calories at all.

      Drink a glass of water before you start the meal. Water naturally needs some space so that you feel fuller without actually having to stuff yourself.

      Have another glass of water while you are having the meal. Again this is another way of making yourself full so that you can actually rise from the table eating less but feeling full just the same. Instead of drinking it one gulp, take sips after each morsel. It will help the food to settle faster so that you get that feeling that you are full faster.

      Water is such a remarkable thing, but seldom do we give it the credit that it deserves. Did you know that over 66% of your body weight is nothing but water’ It’s amazing! Water also plays a vital role in weight control, which is why I donated so much space to it, above.

      Stay away from sweetened bottle drinks, especially sodas. All those colas and fizzy drinks are sweetened with sugar and sugar means calories. The more you can cut out on these sweetened bottle drinks, the better for you. So if you must drink sodas, then stick to diet sodas.

      Include in your diet things that contain more water like tomatoes and watermelons. These things contain 90 to 95 % water so that there is nothing that you have to lose by feasting on them. They fill you up without adding to the pounds.

  34. QUESTION:
    I'm on weight loss diet, what should I eat and what not?
    I've refrained from oily and sugary foods and beverages. What are some healthy foods that I should add to my diet

    • ANSWER:
      If you haven't done so already, make these swaps...

      Brown bread, pasta and rice instead of white bread, pasta and rice.
      Skimmed milk instead of full fat milk
      Low fat yogurt and cheese instead of full fat
      White meat like turkey and chicken instead of red meat like beef or pork
      Fruit juices for green smoothies
      Natural peanut butter instead of full fat peanut butter
      Margarine instead of butter
      Cook jacket, boiled or sweet potato's instead of roast or fried potato's

      Foods you want to also include are:
      Fresh, dried and canned (in water or natural juices) fruit
      Vegetables in an abundance
      Nuts and seeds
      Dark chocolate (in moderation)
      Lentils, beans and pulses
      Eggs
      Olive oil
      Light cereal bars

  35. QUESTION:
    Healthy but extreme weight loss diets?
    I'm 15 and weigh about 62 kilo's, my fatty area is mainly in my tummy and I have pretty big hips which i've never been happy with. For awhile I was trying detox diets and recently discovered I'd just but the weight on afterwards again. I've wanted to lose weight for as long as I can remember, I want to be really thin and have a flat stomach and for my thighs not to touch.
    I just want some tips on how much exercise I should do per day and good exercises that will help lose fat, and healthy foods to eat or a good diet that will help me lose weight
    thankyou :) :)

    • ANSWER:
      go wheat free. No pasta, pizza, bread and so on. And no food
      after 7 p.m. People achieve marvellous results with it. Depending on
      your initial weight, you can drop upwards from 20 pounds a month. If
      you don't eat wheat then you don't eat all those sticky, fatty goey
      cakes, you don't eat junk food, and you don't eat biscuits. But your
      diet is still balanced. It costs nothing, and you do not have to
      calculate points or to buy special meals or plans.

  36. QUESTION:
    is it normal to see weight loss when first starting on k/d diet for my cat?
    i started my cat on k/d diet per recommendation from my vet. since she has started this food, she has lost weight (almost 2lbs since 7/2/07). before this diet change, she was a chubby cat, and i tried forever different weight control foods that did not work. she is acting the same, going to the bathroom the same, and even playing the same. the only change i'm noticing right now is her weight. i cannot get ahold of my vet today, so i thought i would ask to for opinions about this.. could this be just from giving her a more healthy diet? is that much of a weight loss in that amount of time normal? i tried searching the internet, and could not find information i am looking for. thank you in advance for any information shared.

    • ANSWER:
      K/D is Hills Perscription Kidney Diet, it's not for weight loss.
      If your kitty is losing weight THAT FAST, I would be very worried. Normal recommended weight loss for cats is 1/2 lb per month.
      Please see your vet for a re-check as this could be a sign that she is not eating enough to sustain body weight.
      Why did the vet put her on Kidney Diet?
      For weight loss, the product you should be using is R/D - Reducing Diet

      Good Luck

  37. QUESTION:
    Poll: Would you subscribe to a web site about healthy weight loss if it didn't have crap ads all over it?
    I have been trying to find websites with accurate information about healthy foods and all I get are pages covered with bogus products, exercise machines, or magic diet pills. Sometimes you can't even find the article on the page it is so chopped up with ads.
    Or they want you to sign up for free and then fill your mailbox with crap e-mails.
    So would you pay a subscription fee for accurate uncluttered information?

    • ANSWER:
      Until the website offering accurate uncluttered information about healthy food prove that it DOES have quality health and weight loss information that I can use, I'm not paying a thing.

      I probably would if the health website offers a money back guarantee and has an easy opt-out feature from the subscription.

  38. QUESTION:
    How important is a healthy diet when exercising to lose weight?
    I'm 14 and I have tried to eat healthy but I can't do it. I wouldn't say I eat unhealthy but I don't eat healthy. I eat fruit and vegetables and junk food and I am a little overweight. I can exercise and I do it daily (run an hour everyday work out every other day). How much will a diet effect my weight loss?

    • ANSWER:
      As long as you burn off more than you consume you are good.

  39. QUESTION:
    If you could make anything you eat "diet food" or "weight loss food". What would it be?
    I'd make oreo's a healthy staple if i could :P

    • ANSWER:
      Chocolateeee :)

  40. QUESTION:
    Is this healthy weight loss, and other suggestions?
    I'm 21, and was 230 pounds about 2-3 weeks ago, I have been dieting since then and am at 225 now. I do a light to moderate amount of physical activity. Anyways, I've been consistently eating approx 1500-1700 calories daily for my weight loss. I am in college so it is often difficult to find healthy food, but I am eating mostly fruits and vegetables, tuna, and having lunch meat or bagel sandwitches and running 2-3 days a week.

    So thats what I doing, could I be doing anything better, or am I doing something not as good as I should. Is that too little calories too eat for my size or can I reduce them even more. Should I be eating other types of food, vitamins, etc.

    Just looking for some good general advice.

    • ANSWER:
      Thats a good amount of calories. try running 5 days a week for 20-25 mins. To make sure your getting all your nutrients, take a multivitamin, like flinstones! (yes, even if your 21) and drink atleast 4-5 bottles of water a day. Acquire a taste to green tea and have 2 cups in the morning and 2 at night. The tea bags from lipton are great that come in a box. Best of luck and keep up the good work :)

      ps. Try the Turbo Jam dvds, the 5 workout set. Their great, and a great variety from abs to cardio to sculpting!

  41. QUESTION:
    healthy diet and realistic weight loss help please?
    hello,
    i am a 17 year old girl who is 5ft 8 and 11 stone (well just under not sure exactly) and a size 12
    i am going my friends birthday in 2 and a half months and i wont to be at least a size 10 ideally i will be a size 8, i want to weigh about 9 stone but its more the dress size and what i look like that's more important than my actual weight.
    so my first question is that a realistic time length to go down a dress size and maybe a couple of stone if not what is?
    also i want to it healthy because yes i want to lose it for an event but i also want it to stay off i don't want to have to do fab diets every time i want to go out somewhere or something so has anyone got any tips on how to lose weight?
    things such as exercises, how to cut down on food or the right foods to eat.
    i will be very grateful for any help i am given and please no comments on my weight i know some people can be mean sometimes so if you want to be mean can you just leave my question please.
    thank you for any help :)

    • ANSWER:
      A good, healthy amount of weight to lose a week is .5 to 2 pounds (I'm really not sure the stone conversion). Since you are using the stone measurement, I'm assuming you are in the UK. If I'm wrong, I'm sorry. Weight Watchers has a good program fro healthy weight loss and even has programs in the UK. If you are short on cash, I use www.sparkpeople.com. It is a US site but maybe they have something similar or you might be able to still make it work for you.

      It sounds like you have a good attitude about it which will help you in the long run. I wish you the best of luck. :)

  42. QUESTION:
    Weight loss - I already eat a healthy balanced diet, but there is a few things I don't understand...?
    I have never been overweight but I am definitely at the top end of my healthy weight range (5ft 7 and 10 stone 8, age 27), and would like to lose about 8 - 10 pounds. Most of my fat is carried around my belly, and less on my bum and thighs.

    I am aware that the best way to stay slim is to exercise and eat a healthy diet, which I try to do, but I need to get rid of this fat and it doesn't want to shift!

    But I am totallly confused about what to do... should eat low fat food or low carbohydrate food etc? Or do I count calories?
    Also, I need ideas for foods that will fill me up without putting on weight.

    Any help you can give me would be much appreciated as this is the first time in my life I have actually had to worry about my weight!

    • ANSWER:
      I usually go by a calorie count, i went to a dietician and i was 10st13 she recommended, 150 calories in the morning, 450-500 for lunch, and about the same for evening meal. However you dont shift the weight you may have to lesson them but through using that advice im now 9st3! Make sure you eat loads of veg and fruit instead of snacks.. no suprise there...unfortunatly its not as nice as a choccy bar but its really worth it. Try doing 10 sit ups a night, and slowly increase it over the weeks....your tummy may feel sore for the first little while. it should shift the excess weight.

      My tips....dont give in, and treat yourself once in a while, like go for dinner every friday night and have a little 'splurge' then straight back onto healthy eating. Your by no means overweight but its good you wanna be careful.

      Good luck

  43. QUESTION:
    Did I ruin my whole weight loss diet with this food..? I feel like crying please help and be honest?
    Okay. So I'm 15, 5'3 and I started dieting when I am 120 lbs. I've been on a very good, healthy diet for about a week now, I probably have lost about 2 pounds. So I'm probably around 118 now?

    Anyways. So I've been doing SO good. Today I went to my friends birthday party, not to mention it is the first day of my period (MASS CRAVINGS). She had SO MUCH GOOD FOOD! lol. She had stuff like chips and dip, burgers, fries, fruit salad, cake, cookies, brownies, etc.. ! Urgh!
    As you know, I am on the first day of my period and my cramps were kinda bad. This also drove me to have really terrible cravings, to the point where I was obsessed with satisfying my cravings! I wanted it then and there. So, I gave in at the birthday party. I had about everything there. I'm planning to bounce back to my regular diet tommorrow, maybe start off kinda easy to get back into the groove. I was literally grazing on everything there. xD Will this make me gain a pound, even if I go back to my usual diet?
    By the way, I am going to seriously be good about everything once I bounce back into the groove again. I just want to lose 10 lbs to get to 110 lbs. =/

    Will this throw me off track?
    Come on, you know how it is.. xD Your period can drive you nuts with cravings, especially with your favorite foods laid out in front of you! At parties, everyone eats and has a good time.. Which is what I did. ;_;

    I CANT STOP EATING TODAY. IS THIS FROM MY PERIOD? UGHH!

    • ANSWER:
      Don't stress about it. It was one day of binging.

      And what is your weight loss goal? The healthy weight for you at your age and height is 115. Losing two pounds a week until you plateau is about right, but be wary of the scale, a normal person's weight changes throughout the day depending on food and water weight, so expect to see fluctuation.

      Way to be healthy, but you are already thin, so don't get obsessed with it. You are allowed to have junk food, just do it spareingly. (Like only at parties!)

  44. QUESTION:
    any weight loss tips to add to my diet?
    I'm in Spain right now and have been on a really healthy diet. I'm 5'2 and weight 116 pounds. I really don't look chunky but I want to look more lean and get down to 110 without really doing weights, I'm just running and taking the stairs to my 7th floor aprt. (I'm in a beach town on the ocean where seafood is everywhere) so I eat clean fresh fish and really healthy foods. I'm excersizing everyday and I'm trying to eliminate dairy since it's very fatty. I will be here another 3 weeks (I want to loose the 6 pounds by the time I get back home) but want to know any other weight loss tips? any things I can do to boost my metabolism or drop more pounds?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey! Spain huh? It's beautiful there :) Hope you're having a good time. I'm 5'2, 105 and have been on a diet/exercise plan too and the way i've done it is just basically working out everyday between 30-60 minutes, and eating around 1200 calories. I usually run and use an exercise bike. To keeping your metabolism fired up just make sure you eat something every 3-4 hours, even if its an afternoon snack like an apple or something. It not only fires your metabolism up, but tells your body you're not starving so it's okay to burn up calories quickly. Even if you only lose 1lb a week, so 3lbs by the time you get back it will still be a big (and healthier) achievement. So to sum it up...what you're doing is fine...burn more calories than you eat, and continue exercising and you'll get to that 110 in no time! Good luck :)

  45. QUESTION:
    Hypothetically speaking, for weight loss, not for healthy eating, does it really matter...?
    what you eat? I understand to be healthy, you need a nutritious balanced diet. But for weight loss ONLY, does it matter if you eat 1200 calories from junk or 1200 from healthy food?
    You guys aren't making sense. Weigt loss is all about calories you put into your body vs calories you burn off right?

    • ANSWER:
      yes it matter. Junk food has more fat calories, sugar, sodium, etc. Whereas healthy food has more vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbs...things that your body actually needs to stay fit. Example, you gain more weight if you eat 1000 calories of chocolate cake (fat, fat, sugar, and more fat) compared to 1000 calories of steak and baked potatos (proteins and carbs)

  46. QUESTION:
    Can anyone give me some extra little weight loss tips? I already have a healthy diet and I do exercise?
    Basically I need to lose 12 pounds in 25 days. Plus at least another inch of my waist which is currently 29.5 inches...

    I am 5'7", I started out a week ago weighing 180 and am now 176, I have been eating 1100 calories a day. Plus I am exercising everyday just doing like crunches, sit-ups, squats, stair running and fast walking.

    Can anyone please give me some more little tips that could help me achieve the weight loss goal?
    I mean like any foods that are good for weight loss, or other exercises I can do at home...

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      First, eat about 100-200 more calories per day or you risk your body going into starvation mode, which means you wont lost weight.

      Make sure you are getting the right nutrients in your diet, meaning a balanced diet NOT SUPPLEMENTS (they generally are bioavailable meaning you just paid 20 dollars for nothing). It is essential that you get enough vitamins, minerals, protein and fat... yes fat! Good fats are necessary for weight loss.

  47. QUESTION:
    is i okay to have sugar in your weight loss diet?
    all the healthy foods i eat have sugars in them. like cereal, cheese stick, etc...

    • ANSWER:
      Sugars are okay in moderation, but they offer no nutritional value. Be careful of what some products call healthy fat free foods. Usually when fat is removed from a product it is replaced by more salts and sugars - neither is good for weight loss.

      Your body does need a certain amount of carbs for fuel, just make sure that if you are eating carbs that the food offers a good amount of nutritional value.

      If you are serious about weight loss - do not go fat free. This deprives your body of essential oils, fats and nutrients that are needed to regulate metabolism and hormones.

      This pdf explains a lot (the nutritional part is in the second half):

      http://pdfcast.org/download/training-and-nutrition-secrets.pdf

      I hope this helps. Good luck on your weight loss endeavors.

  48. QUESTION:
    What are the healthiest foods to eat to help with weight loss?
    I am on a low carb diet and getting tired of it because it's not very flexible. What kinds of carbs and any other foods can I eat that will help with weight loss?

    • ANSWER:
      The worst thing you can eat is' too much'!

  49. QUESTION:
    Healthy weight loss vegetarian diet. I need advices?
    Hello. I've been lacto-ovo vegetarian for about 7 years. Beside avoiding meat, I never really took care of my diet. No exercise either. I've been growing belly fat which i want to get rid off so I've recently been browsing through different websites to realize that my diet was wrong - I've been basically eating nothing but carbs for years. Again, I'm a complete dummy when it comes to diet but I think I'm getting even more confused than I was, they all suggest to have a "balanced" diet with enough fruits, veggies, dairy, fibers, carbs, etc. But what does that even mean?? Ok, I should eat this and that but on what frequencies? I don't like cooking as well but I don't mind eating boring raw food such as nuts, salad or whatever. I also started doing some cardio exercises and sit-ups. Any helpful advice would be appreciated. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      As healthy as sweet fruits may be, they do not promote fat loss. Fructose, the sugar in most fruits creates triglycerides which "trap" fat in fat cells.

      I add ground flax seed or chia seed to about everything. They are both incredibly nutritious. Chia seeds swell up when soaked and remind me of tapioca with a strawberry seed inside. They really have no taste but I love the texture. No other whole grain compares on a nutritional level, and it has an Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) that is greater than blueberries on a per-gram basis (80 micromole TE/d). I let them sit on the counter to soak for 12 hours this germinates them and raises the ORAC level 2.5x higher.

      I think they are much more nutritious raw and add them to salads & tuna as well as making faux tapioca regularly. I also add them to cooked food for bulk but prefer to use flax seed for cooked food. Flax seed has a slight taste to it but chia seed is tasteless so it doesn't change the flavor of foods the way flax seed would. In Mexico, they add chia seed to lemonade and call it chia fresca and it is addicting. I was getting 400% of my daily requirement of fiber by drinking this and have to regulate my intake, but it is fun.

      Chia seeds sound so expensive but 1# will make 10# food. I buy in bulk from getchia.com for # with free shipping.

      I make a "porridge" as suggested by Dr.Mercola with low carb whey powder & water, I add ground flax seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, coconut milk, tahini (ground sesame seeds) & raw egg. All seeds & nuts are raw & soaked to germinate them.

      I make a green drink with spirulina, chlorella, wheat grass & kelp with lemon juice & stevia (or raw apple cider vinegar & raw honey) & add rehydrated chia seed gel and drink this all day.

      I'll make a salad with canned foods: mackerel & or sardines, baby corn, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, spinach or collard greens, artichoke hearts, sweet red peppers & add mayo, chia seed gel & sometimes soaked sunflower seeds. Lately I've been mixing in cod liver oil to virgin coconut oil & adding in soy sauce & miso before adding mayo & all the other items.

      Faux tapioca - 2 cups of water, 5 scoops of low carb whey protein powder, stir together & add cup of chia seeds, after they have started to absorb the water, add in 2 cans of coconut milk & sweetener if you like and mix it all in. Can be eaten after an hour but will be better tomorrow. Cream a pkg. of cream cheese into a can of pumpkin and add to the faux tapioca for an even more nutritious pumpkin pie pudding.

      Ground flax seed (4 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 minutes. For daily fiber needs.

  50. QUESTION:
    I'm looking for a really healthy mainly raw food diet, no diary, little fish, can anyone recommend a book?
    Ideally with shopping lists! I'm not too good at planning in advance! I don't mean a weight loss diet, more a lifestyle diet and cookery book. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      You should just get some books on raw eating and then you can just tweak it by adding whatever else you want to it. Or you may have to barrow from several eating plans.I'm not sure if your going to find a book that features that type of diet, as far as I know. But here are are a few books.

      http://www.amazon.com/Raw-Uncook-Book-Vegetarian-Food/dp/0060392622

      http://www.rawfoodinfo.com/catalog/books_hooked%20on%20raw.html

      and here's a website.
      http://www.rawfoodinfo.com/recipes/main.html
      and this is a community of people who eat raw. Maybe one of them can help you, as far as making a shopping list goes.
      http://www.rawguru.com/i37.html

      This site is related to Macrobiotics. It's what I practice. See if you like it.
      http://www.macrobiotics.co.uk/

      Best of luck
      :0)


Healthy Liver Diet

If there is one important part of your body, it would be your liver. This is for the reason that, it is the one responsible for detoxification, production of biochemicals and protein synthesis. This organ is something essential as it is needed for survival and there is no way for you to compensate its absence.

On the other hand, due to the test of time, liver could be affected and it is of no good. People are now doing things, being lazy, eating unhealthy foods, doing habits such as too much of alcohol consumption and overusing their body. In effect, this will make you weak and put you into common diseases just like liver disorders.

If you find yourself having liver problems, you should do something about it and do not wait for long until it's too late. To make things easier for you, it would help you a lot to do a liver detox. Detoxification of liver could surely make you feel better and be able to save your liver and make it better. So, if you would like to start the detoxification of your liver, it would be a good thing for you to make use of these natural remedies:
1. Capers - It is a hepatic stimulant used for improving the function of your liver. There had been latest studies made stating that this herb has a protective action on the histological architecture of the liver and the positive effects on the glycogen of the liver together with the serum proteins.

2. Chicory - It is also known as the best herbal remedy for liver detox as it increases the secretion of the bile that improves the digestion and the boost the capers action. Experimental evidence has been established, as it has a great effect on the glycogen of the liver and a latest study has shown the reticence of the free radical persuaded by the DNA damage.

3. Black Nightshade - It is said to be one of the best herbs you could used. It has a dilating effect which is very good for your pupil. It could also make your liver a lot healthier together with your bladder and skin.

4. Arjuna - It is said to be a good heart tonic and could give wonderful cardio-protective benefits. However, it could not only help your heart, but with your liver as well. So, if you like a little help for your liver detox, then making use of this herb could be great.

If you would like to go for natural ways of liver detox, then taking those herbs could help you a lot.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Whats a healthy diet to bring my Liver back to life?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not sure exactly how but if you go to www.md.com it has a very large variety of medical answers posted by actual doctors. I think that would be your best bet...

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the best diet for a "fatty" liver?
    I have multiple lipomas (benign fatty bumps) that I understand are due to a "sluggish" liver. What diet will help get and keep my liver healthy?

    • ANSWER:
      The best (and easiest and cheapest!) thing you can do is to eat a diet of at least 75% raw foods. (Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, fresh juices, lots of filtered water.)

      Keep the colon clean to facilitate toxin elimination from the liver: Eating plenty of raw fibrous vegetables, like carrots, celery and cauliflower, will sweep out your colon nicely.

      Foods high in Vitamin K (leafy greens, alfalfa sprouts) are especially beneficial.

      Eat plenty of raw almonds, Brazil nuts, coconut, walnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds. These contain arginine, an amino acid which helps to detoxify ammonia, a by-product of protein digestion.

      Best of luck.

  3. QUESTION:
    How to keep the liver healthy?
    I was wondering, because I am currently taking medication that is a bit hard on the liver, what diet's/exercises would keep the liver healthy?

    I do not want my liver to degrade down.

    For now, I am just eating two helpings of fruits a day along with a half mile jog everyday.
    I am primarily concerned about Cholestasis

    • ANSWER:
      eat smaller "meals" more often as opposed to few meals that are large meals

      eat when you are hungry and stop when you are satiated. Don't keep eating more and more.

      minimize or avoid alcohol

  4. QUESTION:
    what vegetables are good for the liver?
    i have a family member that would benefit from a healthy liver diet! please help!

    • ANSWER:
      The liver uses vitamin b1 (thiamine) so essentially foods rich in this. The next is what you want to avoid--solid fats--the liver has trouble processing them and guess what it uses to process them? Unsaturated fat!
      Water, water, water. You know why we get a hangover? Because our brains have shrunk in our heads from water loss! Because the liver takes water from the body, without regard, to process the toxin--alcohol.
      http://www.healthylivinganswers.com/vitamins/vitamin-b1-thiamin.html

  5. QUESTION:
    What diet is the easiest on the kidneys and liver ?
    Am I right to assume that a complex carb diet is the easiest on the kidneys ? And that a high protein diet is hard on the kidneys and unhealthy fats is hardest on the liver ?

    Good fats and complex carbs would be the healthiest diet in this regard ?

    • ANSWER:
      A balanced diet is best on your body as whole, that's the kind of diet you should be having.

  6. QUESTION:
    Is creatine safe to use along with a healthy diet for working out to build muscle and burn fat?
    I do not drink and do not have liver disease, my blood pressure is excellent, my heart is in great condition, I'm young (to today's standards), I drink at least a gallon or more of water a day, I do not smoke, and I have no asthma related symptoms.

    • ANSWER:
      Creatine is a natural substance, not a drug; you can obtain it through your diet with foods like red meat, salmon and herring. However, a much better source of creatine is the powdered form. Creatine is naturally produced by your body in the liver, pancreas and kidneys as a way to improve muscle strength. You only enhance this effect by supplementing your diet with additional creatine.

  7. QUESTION:
    Do you want a safe healthy diet for your dog?
    rice
    no salt peas or carrots
    boiled boneless beef/chicken/liver
    ~cool completely before serving
    ~can be refrigerated & microwaved
    ~add a pet vitamin to daily diet
    Thats why vitamins are added.For the calcium mostly.Raw meat causes parasites.

    • ANSWER:
      Your proposed diet is NOT healthier or safer. This is ONLY your opinion. Raw meat and bones are safer and more beneficial to dogs than cooked meat can or ever will be. Dogs do NOT need rice in their diets as it is only a filler. Also the problem with supplements is you can over supplement and cause your dog many problems, especially with calcium in large breed dogs.
      A dog's digestive system is different than ours so they do not get sick from the meat the way we do and as for getting parasites from raw meat unless they are eating wild game or other wild animals their chance of getting parasites is as great as yours/ours when meat is consumed.
      Please do some research before trying to push your diet off as safer and healthier.

  8. QUESTION:
    About how many months or years worth of vitamin A is stored in a healthy adult's liver?
    I often hear that if a healthy person gets no vitamin A or pro-vitamin A beta-carotene in their diet or from supplements for many months, it is no big deal since since they have enough to last years since vitamin A is stored in the liver. Is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      Your body can store two year's worth of Vitamin A in your liver.

  9. QUESTION:
    my cats diet consists of mainly raw liver?
    im really worried about my dads cats diet, it consists of raw liver with the ocasional fish thrown in, could you recommend a raw diet thats more balenced and healthy?, im just really worried for her, feeding her canned food isn't a option so any help would be appreciated NOTE* my dad really loves her and protects her from everything, he just doest know how to look after her properly.
    she has been on this diet for 5 years.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi
      A raw diet is fine if it is prepared correctly. Liver in not good enough for long term as the cat needs muscle meat to survive. Stuff has to be added to make it healthy and balanced.
      Here is info on making a raw diet for cats
      http://www.catinfo.org/makingcatfood.htm

      http://www.catinfo.org/#Home-Prepared_Diets

      Video
      http://www.mousabilities.com/cats/food/haretoday.html#HareToday_complete
      Hope this helps

  10. QUESTION:
    How fast does a damaged liver regenerate?
    I do not have any liver disease, am drinking plenty of water, exercise regularly, take a multivitamin and take milk thistle, eat a healthy diet and drink green tea everyday but my liver has some damage from alcohol consumption over the past few years. Under these conditions, how fast would my liver regenerate to a normal healthy one?
    No my liver was/is never near cirrhosis stage. As I said, I don't have liver disease.
    I drank alcohol heavily for about 4 years.

    • ANSWER:
      The liver is a remarkable organ... under those circumstances, probably as fast as it can to become healthy...as to a time frame, no one can say. The variables are not known. Had the liver gone into cirrhosis? How long were you a drinker etc.... but if you continue on your regime and don't consume any alcohol or too many medications that have to be filtered through the liver, you might be surprised at the next blood test, with happy results.
      PS....make sure that any natural supplements you take help and not harm the liver. If they tax the liver and make it work harder to filter, the supplement is not helping and should be eliminated.

  11. QUESTION:
    healthy diet for a dog question 10 EASY POINTS?
    Well im doing a pie chart and i need to know healthy diets
    please give me percentages on how much they should eat.

    For example: Vegetable ___%
    Beef __%
    Liver__%
    etc.

    • ANSWER:
      You should consult a vet or doggy nutristionist on this one. Can vary breed to breed and other factors such as age, current weight vs ideal weight, etc.

      Good luck on your pie chart :)

  12. QUESTION:
    Is it okay to give my cat a stable diet of raw white and dark chicken meat plus chicken liver once a week?
    Is it healthy to keep my cats on a diet of white chicken meat, dark chicken meat and chicken liver (all raw). I read that fish has mercury that can poison cats and that pork and beef are not that good for them. Unfortunately I don't have access to rabbit or mice meat. Also, my two cats don't really like fish and they love the chicken. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You would have to get a good supplement. I use one whenever I feed any raw, since the chicken livers do give a bit of vitamin A and taurine, but there are some vitamins and minerals missing that become vital when you are feeding only raw.

      Read up in more detail here:
      http://www.knowyourcat.info/info/minerals.htm
      http://cats.about.com/od/homepreparedfood/tp/toprawdiet.htm
      http://www.catnutrition.org/foodmaking.php
      http://www.vitamins-nutrition.org/vitamins/vitamins-cat.html
      http://www.vitamins-nutrition.org/vitamins/vitamins-pets.html

      I would say it is well worth going past a pet nutritionist to set out a diet appropriate for each cat, when each one's specific requirements can be met in the best way.

  13. QUESTION:
    Is a protein diet healthy for you?
    I'm a 13 year-old workout aholic and I'm need to get in tip-top shape for football. 85% of what I always eat is protein, I'll drink a fruit drink every now and then. My mom says that eating so much protein is bad for my liver, is she right?

    • ANSWER:
      Too much protein is bad for your kidneys.

  14. QUESTION:
    How to you get a "fatty liver" healthy?
    Hubby is Stubborn!! He has a fatty liver..and since he doesn't give a crap about himself, I need to put into action ways to help him without him realizing it.

    Any ideas about what I can do to help him? Diet and so on?

    No heavy work outs because he has a previous spinal injury so running is out of the question.
    well excuse me for not wanting my husband to die!!

    • ANSWER:
      Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a term used to describe the accumulation of fat in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol.

      Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is common and, for most people, causes no signs and symptoms and no complications. But in some people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, the fat that accumulates can cause inflammation and scarring in the liver. This more serious form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is sometimes called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. At its most severe, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease can progress to liver failure.

      No standard treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease exists. Instead, doctors typically work to treat the risk factors that contribute to your liver disease. For instance, if you're obese, your doctor will help you to lose weigh through diet, exercise and, in some cases, medications and surgery. If a medication is causing your fatty liver disease, your doctor will try to switch you to a different medication.

      Lifestyle and home remedies
      Along with your doctor's help, you can take steps to control your nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. You can:

      Lose weight. If you're overweight or obese, reduce the number of calories you eat each day and increase your physical activity in order to lose weight. Aim to lose one or two pounds a week. If you've tried to lose weight in the past and have been unsuccessful, ask your doctor for help.

      Choose a healthy diet. Eat a healthy diet that's rich in fruits and vegetables. Reduce the amount of saturated fat in your diet and instead select healthy unsaturated fats, such as those found in fish, olive oil and nuts. Include whole grains in your diet, such as whole-wheat breads and brown rice.

      Exercise and be more active. Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Incorporate more activity in your day. For instance, take the stairs instead of the elevator. Walk instead of taking short trips in your car. If you're trying to lose weight, you might find that more exercise is helpful. But if you don't already exercise regularly, get your doctor's OK first and start slowly.

      Control your diabetes. Follow your doctor's instructions to stay in control of your diabetes. Take your medications as directed and closely monitor your blood sugar.

      Lower your cholesterol. A healthy plant-based diet, exercise and medications can help keep your cholesterol and your triglycerides at healthy levels.

      Protect your liver. Avoid things that will put extra stress on your liver. For instance, don't drink alcohol. Follow the instructions on all medications and over-the-counter drugs.

      Alternative medicine
      No alternative medicine treatments have been found to be helpful in treating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

      Vitamins for liver protection
      Researchers have studied vitamin supplements for the treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, but results have been disappointing. In theory, vitamins called antioxidants could help protect the liver by reducing or neutralizing the damage caused by inflammation. But studies of vitamin supplements haven't supported this.

      The safest way to increase the antioxidants you get is to eat more fruits and vegetables. If you're interested in vitamin supplements, though, talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks. Large doses of vitamin supplements could interfere with medications or cause other complications.

      Prevention
      To reduce your risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, try to:

      Choose a healthy diet. Choose a healthy plant-based diet that's rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats.

      Maintain a healthy weight. If you are overweight or obese, reduce the number of calories you eat each day and get more exercise. If you have a healthy weight, work to maintain it by choosing a healthy diet and exercising.

      Use chemicals carefully. Follow the directions on household chemicals. If you work with chemicals, follow the safety measures required by your employer.

      What new treatments for fatty liver are being studied?

      Fatty liver is currently the focus of intense research to provide us with better tools for treatment in the future. Scientists are studying whether various medications can help reduce the inflammation on your liver, including new diabetes medications that may help you even if you don’t have diabetes.

  15. QUESTION:
    On a liver detox diet and I'm starving!?
    I'm having lap band surgery in two weeks, so they have me on a liver detox diet. I can only have two cans of slim fast and 1 small meal, but all the clear liquids I want. Any ideas on what small, healthy meal I can have? What would be most filling, and filled with protein, but NO carbs! I am absolutely starving!! : (

    • ANSWER:
      eggs, chicken or fish. red meat & pork takes a very long time to digest.

      veggies such as green beans, stewed tomatoes, 3-5 minute steamed broccoli (make sure its vivid green & not a dull-over cooked green) , steamed/fully cooked carrots, (broccoli & carrots are excellent for any detox diet), cooked cabbage - stir fry it with onion using non-stick spray... it's pretty tasty and cooked is much easier to digest (less gassy) than raw. throw in a big salad every few days. if you are missing fruit - opt for oranges and berries. they do have some carbs... even the most restricted healthy diets require 42 grams per meal (if you eat 3 meals a day)

      but your doctor is more than likely referring to refined sugar & white breads, instant rice and white pasta.

      (ironically regular slim fast is loaded with sugar - unless you are drinking the low carb variety...which i prefer. has more protein and fiber than original. tastier too.)

      Glucerna is also an excellent lo-carb, hi protein - non blood-sugar spiking drink & they actually taste more like chocolate milk (at least to me anyway) or Light Muscle Milk.

      cayenne pepper is also good at stimulating the metabolism to burn foods quicker when on a de-tox diet. Mrs. Dash is a good flavor enhancer with out using salt.

      the goal of those kind of diets is to make sure there is as little "leftovers" in your system as necessary.

  16. QUESTION:
    Can fatty liver syndrome on a budgie be reversed?
    I have a Budgie who i brought not long ago as an adult. And he is showing signs of fatty liver syndrome.. maybe he was fed an all seed diet before i got him. I changed his food to low fat healthy crumbles stuff but no improvement. How long will it take? I think he is pretty sick... He sleeps all day fluffed up. He is still eating and drinking. I hope he will pull through with a healthier diet.

    • ANSWER:
      The usual remedies are improved diet with lots of fresh foods,a compound of lactolace and milk thistle or aloe detox . I had a quaker with fatty liver disease and he never showed any signs of illness at all even on the eve of the day he died. I found out in a routine avian exam. He lived a happy life for several years after diagnosis. His enzyme readings were quite high but he never seemed sick. We played games every night. The only sign was an overgrown beak. You need vet help for this bird.I don't know if the disease can be reversed but it can be improved and your bird can be pretty comfortable.

  17. QUESTION:
    Can you help with a diet sheet for type 2 diabetes?
    I am not diabetic, but my chemotherapy & steroids have upset my sugar levels - high sometimes 29.5 low 3.1! I've been put on slow release Metformin to try and control it. I keep asking what I should and should not eat, but I keep being told - just eat a healthy diet! I already do and obviously there's more I need to know. I knew someone once with Type 2 and he used to have to eat a sandwich at a certain time of day and avoid certain foods. Please help - it's bad enough trying to survive Stage 4 bowel cancer which has now spread to both my lungs and my liver, and the Deep Vein Thrombosis I get as a side effect of the chemo, so I should be pig sick to die of Type 2 Diabetes and the side effects!!

    Help! and Thanks.
    JUDY A - yes it's true, I do have all those problems! but I made 67 in November so that's good. Diagnosed with Bowel Cancer Stage 3 in June 2002, had chemo and it went away until some time in the summer of 2005. Scan in September discovered at least 5 tumours across both lungs and one in my liver - had chemo from November 2005 to June 2006, then time off, but a few more arrived in my lungs during the time off, so started another course of chemo in October [another 6 months] I feel fine, just needed help to do the right thing with the sugar problem. Thanks for your info - sounds just like the man I knew years ago - who always had a sandwich in his bag incase he reached a certain time! Hope you read this!

    • ANSWER:
      i,v had diabetes for 48 years now they no longer give diet sheets out you just have to carefully on how much and how often you eat
      1, breakfast
      2, small snack : 2 biscuits(plain)
      3,lunch
      4,small snack
      5,tea, dinner
      6,small snack
      eat little and often,1,3,5 are the main intake of food,do not go over board with these AND NOT TO MUCH CAKES OR SWEETS a little of these in small
      portion ,i.e cake in normal cake cases are fine ,DO NOT FORGET you need these food regular so you do not go( hypo= no or very little sugar in blood)
      just live life to the full i do nobody knows you have this to you tell them
      you have a few problems there hope this is a genuine question

  18. QUESTION:
    What can be the cause of my inflamed liver ?
    I have a healthy diet, I drink very little alcohol, I am not exposed to toxins nor radiation, negative on Hepatitis A, B and C, but still my ALT levels are consistently above the maximum level, indicating an inflamed liver. I was tested positive on Haemochromatosis, but my blood iron levels remain within the normal range.
    Any idea what can be the cause of my liver problem ?

    • ANSWER:
      Your liver needs rest.Take carbohydrates, much less protein, and no oils and fats.Give up alcohol completely.Avoid pills even if these are vitamin pills.

  19. QUESTION:
    Is this A Healthy Diet?
    breakfast: coffee, or tea, and one apple
    Lunch:meat product, like beef, chicken, fish, liver or with vegtables
    before 6 o clock: i eat an apple or banana
    after 6 oclock nothing
    that's all i eat ech day and in a week i lost 5 pounds. is till have to loose 20 pounds
    is this healthy?is the meal product good for diet?

    • ANSWER:
      no u r starving urself and eventually u are going to notice taht you r hair is getting thinner and you will have very little energy. if you keep this up, once you lose the weight and start eating more again, you will gain it all back and typically you will gain more than you lost - my friend did this for a month and lost 30lbs but she gained every pound back once she started eating more again even though she was only eating about 1500 calories or so.
      you can loose the same weight by eating more - your body needs AT LEAST 1200 calories and more if your exercising - if you want to continue to lose eight try for 1200-1500 calories per day and drinking 8 glasses of water.

      Here are sites taht i found very helpful:

      www.sparkpeople.com
      -this site allows u to set weight goals, fitness goals, etc. it then gives you a meal plan and exercise plan in order to accomplish those goals.

      www.ivillage.com
      - diet and weight loss calculators and information

      goodluck!!!!!

  20. QUESTION:
    Will any one please suggest a veg diet for a 50+ adult with mild liver dysfunction to regain the lost weight?
    My friend's father lost weight in past few months. The Doctors say its a case of marginal liver dysfunction and there is no cause for any worry.. He is pure vegetarian and wants to put on some healthy weight. His appetite is normal and he does all his daily chores including his office work.

    • ANSWER:
      I am not sure what they mean by liver dysfunction.
      If he has disease of the liver, then this may be
      muscle wasting and he will appear to be very thin.

      I would talk to the doctor about supplemental
      drinks he may have if the doctor believes he is
      becoming mal nourished. There are some on
      the market for those who are diabetic, also, if
      that is needed. It is best to be sure that the
      doctor approves of the supplement drink, because
      they may contain things he has to restrict if he
      has certain medical problems.

      Hope this info has been of some help.

  21. QUESTION:
    what causes hair loss in a healthy woman--bad diet, hair products or something else?
    Liver and blood tests are normal. Any helpful suggestions for regrowth would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many factors that cause hair loss but the worse ones are stress, age, over-processing, wrong diet, etc;

      We at Creativehairillusions have found substantial ways to grow your hair by taking supplements that will work regardless of your age. However.........we have no control over stress.........which is a killer......when you're trying to grow out your hair.

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  22. QUESTION:
    Is this a good healthy diet that will help me lose weight?
    I went to my local supermarket today and just basically filled my trolley with healthy food to start my new diet and healthy eating plan and lifestyle change :) this is my plan....

    Breakfast (everyday):
    Greek style yogurt (low fat) with chopped up kiwi and a sprinkle of bran cereal.
    Apple.
    Blueberry juice (sugar free).
    Also take a cod liver oil and multi vitamin.

    Lunch (everyday):
    Salad - Cherry tomatoes, lettuce, celery, grated carrot, cucumber, baby spinach, boiled egg.

    Snack: Handful of grapes.

    Dinner:
    Monday - Chicken breast omlette with baked beans.
    Tuesday - Steamed fish with steamed veg and light dressing.
    Wednesday - Wholewheat pasta, tuna and a bit of light salad cream.
    Thursday - Soup with wholewheat bread.
    Friday - Pasta bolognese (with meat free mince - like quorn)
    Saturday - Chinese (weekend treat - small portion)
    Sunday - Cooked dinner (weekend treat - veg, yorkshires, stuffing, roasties, gravy - small portion)

    I kept it healthy during weekdays & treat meals on the weekend although treat meals with be small portions! just so i have something nice!

    Every day I'll have 2 cup's of tea with sugar in as my daily treat & maybe 1 glass of diet pop.
    I'll drink ALOT of water as well.
    i'll drink 1 glass of skimmed milk a day to make sure i got my extra calcium & protein.

    I tried my best to make sure i'm getting at least 5 a day or more, protein, fiber etc. but i also tried to make it realistic and not feel like a diet hence why i added my treats but made them small!

    As for exercise i'll use the cross trainer for an hour 4 times a week and go for walks alot more :)

    I'm not a massive meat eater, hate spicy food and got to be careful with nuts as my fiance is allergic and we work and live together - so that's what i had to take into account to make it work for me and still be healthy and good for a diet to lose weight.

    Do you think this is healthy enough and a good plan to lose weight but also good enough to help make a lifestyle change?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like a good plane, however I would add some grilled chicken to that salad or some other lean protein, like tuna. Everything else sounds pretty healthy and should be able to help you lose weight. Remember to check your scale once a week in the morning after you use the bathroom. You should be losing 1 - 2 pounds a week. The first week you might not lose a lot since your body is getting use to it. On the 2nd week you should notice some changes. Good Luck!

  23. QUESTION:
    how to be healthy (not being on diet)?
    i am not over weight actually quite the opposite. i am completely flat (my stomach). and i dont have a lot of fat. i don't usually exercise or eat healthy. but i do not eat take away . im quite a weak girl (not good at sport and im weaker than all my friends)quite rare to be the weakest because i go to an all girls school. but i want to be healthy because all my life ive eaten badly and ive never stopped. and ive tried to stop but i just cant. my parents are like that except they are healthy and good at sports and they have a healthy diet. the reason why i want to change is because want longer lasting nails (like my friends and mom). my nails break easily and have white bits. i get tired easily and my skin is dehydrated. and im slow and weak. doctors have been amazed that im not obese. my health history hasn't been great either.i ve had a fatty liver which is only for highly obese people my doctor told me. i have no idea when to start or where.
    for all of those answers sorry but i explained wrong. i dont want to lose weight if i do then i will be under weight im 90 pounds and 5 feet 5 inches. i just want eat healthily but i dont know what to do about it.

    • ANSWER:
      That is absolutely not true than only obese people have a fatty liver. That is so untrue. There are many skinny people running around with fatty livers. Also people that abuse alcohol also get fatty livers and they can be like skeletons.

      Sounds like you need to eat more and better including protein which helps build muscle. Drink more to keep your body hydrated well. It would also be good for you to work out at a gym to build yourself up some and gain some strength. You are the only one that can change your lifestyle. Either you do it or not. If you want to remain weak, tired, and unhealthy, keep doing what you are doing now. People change all the time and you can too. Start with your "I can't do it attitude." If you can't get rid of that, then it's pretty hopeless anything will change.

  24. QUESTION:
    How do you keep a healthy diet ?
    I was having a diet this summer ready for school but my mum said that ive gone fat so i've started to eat these cod liver oil things that has vitamin A,D,E to keep me going but i still think that ive not been having a healthy diet

    Any advise on how to lose weight and keep fit, i know that i have to do more exercise i've got a small house and don't have room to do any exercise. At least i have to lose 2 or 3 pound because school is coming up and i have PE and have to run...

    • ANSWER:
      if your PE teacher is going to have you running and you know this is a sticking point for you, might as well get your prep on now. get out to the track every day and try to fast walk for like 45 minutes. every 4th lap run, by the time school starts up, you'll be shopping for clothes a size smaller!
      also helps to limit sugary sweets and carby food like chips and fries and stuff.
      oh and if you're not drinking more water than a barracuda, it isnt enough.

  25. QUESTION:
    Is this Diet plan Healthy and okay to loose weight?
    Breakfast:
    Small bowl of cheerios and skimmed milk
    Orange juice
    Banana

    Lunch:
    tuna and extra light mayo on wholemeal toast
    Apple
    Smoothie

    Dinner:
    Lentil soup and crackerbread
    Shape yogurt
    Pomegreat (pomegranates)

    Snack on:
    Dates

    And also i do an hour of exercise every morning
    And drink plenty of water

    Is that okay? it roughly comes to about 1100 calories a day
    And i take skin hair and nail tablets and cod liver oil every morning

    Any opinions ?

    • ANSWER:
      Hiya!
      if thats what works for you, thats fine.
      1100kcals a day is fine for me, BUT I'm at a different height and weight than yourself.
      Easiest method to find out your energy needs from an online calculator ie:
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/calorie-calculator/NU00598

      The diet you presented seems to be high in sugar, but if it works for you then it does't matter, I need to be a bit more balanced to lose weight.

      Have you tried porriage oats for breakfast?
      I like oats, skimmed milk, cinnamon with 1/2 an apple cut up or some raisins.
      Orange juice it nice and healthy, but its a quick hit of sugar to the blood stream, actually eating an orange would be better and your eating it slower and also getting more fibre.

      Lunch seems YUMMY! you could also try adding salad to the sandwich, if u like it.
      or other lunch items are brown rice, chicken and veggies.
      low fat soup, veggies
      wholemeal pasta with a tomato based sauce with some chopped cooked veggies, ie cougettes.
      Tuna and extra light mayo with whole meal pasta and cucumber

      The smoothie, again, is like a hit of sugar usually without the fibre, is it lowfat? if you like it and it keeps you on track, don't worry, if not alternate with lowfat yogurts

      Dinner is fine, but there are so many other options, add more veggies and it will pack it out without too much kcals, thats only if you like em.

      Add veggies to low fat soups, add them to completement a meal.
      I've made up cheap noodles(u can use egg noodles), added loadsa of veggies in the pan maybe one chicken breast cubed and usually makes it into two servings for for lunch or dinner tomorow.

      I have a bunch of low kcal recipe ideas that helped me along the way, if you like veggies etc, drop me a line and Ill share!

      Drinking plenty of water & portion control is the key.
      A multi-vit won't hurt either.

      Good Luck!

      P.S is regards to another member's answer.
      We do not use 2000kcals of energy a day from doing nothing, thats average guildline includes average activity.

      That doesn't count that the person in question might be shorter, taller, more fat than muscle or vice versa, weight, their Basal metabolic rate etc.
      My energy expenditure is an average 1300kcals a day, thats with light activity.

  26. QUESTION:
    I am having an enlarged liver, is that dangerous for my life?
    I have been diagnosed with an enlarged, fatty liver problem, is that dangerous? Could it lead to cirrhosis's, and is there any medications to get the liver back to its normal size? I am moderately obese also, so if I reduce my weight more, could my fatty liver come back to its normal size? I also have a large abdomen, so if I lessened my abdomen size, could that also help? A couple of doctors have told me that usually all obese people will have enlarged, fatty liver problems, and that there is no medications for that, except to avoid alcohol. I also have changed my diet to eat lesser than before, and also avoid junk, oily and sugary foods most of the time. Could this type of diet change also help to solve this problem? I have heard that by following a healthy diet, the liver can get shrunk to its normal size, and become regenerated once again.

    • ANSWER:
      Please have Homoeopathic medicine CARDUAS M.-------30 potency & Q potency of SBL or any reputed make 30 ml pack each. Now take 30 potency medicine 1 drop in half cup water thrice daily till the cure of problem. Have Q potency medicine 10 drops in 5ml coconut oil mix it well & massage this oil to the right side lowest rib area twice daily. I hope that your liver will be in normal shape with in 15-20 days.
      Have dry FIGS 100 gm from market & chew 4 Figs at bed time in such a manner that there seeds are completely crushed then swallow them & drink warm water.It will also help to improve mal function of the liver.

  27. QUESTION:
    I am starting a diet tomorrow, my goal is to lose 2 stone. Do you have any healthy food recipes to share?
    I don't really have much time to exercise as I have a 13month old daughter. My current eating habits are terrible. I do not have any allergies. But foods I would like excluded from recipes are shellfish, liver/heart etc..

    Thanks in advance!
    Please don't answer the question with stupid answers!

    • ANSWER:
      Ok,... a few small tips before we go into recipes... what you should do is cut out regular soft drinks and replace them... so say either a glass of orange juice/diet soft drink a day and water otherwise, saves you a LOT of sugar and calories... swap regular bread for lebanese bread, still enjoying carbs but not overloading... if you have a pasta dish, have say half a plate of pasta and half a plate of either steamed veggies/salad so again not overloading... stirfries... have say a scoop of rice, a handful of meat and a STACK of veggies... Obviously avoid snacking on biscuits, potato chips, chocolate etc (try fruit instead or lite yoghurt if can eat it) and fried foods/takeout, excessive amounts of cheese etc.

      What I do is I have six days a week where I follow the above rules and one day as a "cheat" day to satisfy my cravings that have had all week, for example, I will have one takeaway/restaurant meal that day and regular softdrink as well as one snack I have been wanting all week. That way it makes teh rest of the week seem easier...

      As for meal ideas....

      Hearty chicken soup
      Ingredients
      Stock
      1.3kg whole chicken
      1 brown onion, chopped
      1 carrot, peeled, chopped
      2 large celery stalks, chopped
      10 whole black peppercorns
      2 dried bay leaves
      5 flat-leaf parsley stalks
      Soup
      2 teaspoons olive oil
      1 medium leek, trimmed, halved, washed, diced
      2 garlic cloves, crushed
      1 medium carrot, peeled, diced
      2 large celery stalks, diced
      1 medium (300g) swede, peeled, diced
      1 medium zucchini, diced
      1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
      crusty bread, to serve
      Method
      Make stock. Wash chicken under cold water. Pat dry with absorbent paper. Trim any excess fat from chicken. Place chicken in a large saucepan. Add onion, carrot, celery, peppercorns, bay leaves and parsley stalks. Pour enough cold water into pan to just cover chicken. Cover with lid. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, partially covered for 1 hour or until chicken is cooked through, skimming surface during cooking. Remove from heat.
      Carefully lift chicken from broth. Transfer to a plate. Strain broth through a muslin-lined sieve over a large heatproof bowl. Discard vegetables. Cool stock. Cover, refrigerate overnight.
      Meanwhile, remove and discard skin and bones from chicken. Shred chicken. Cover, refrigerate overnight.
      Make soup. Remove stock from refrigerator. Skim any fat from surface. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add leek and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until leek is soft. Add carrot, celery and swede. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until celery starts to soften.
      Add stock and chicken. Cover saucepan. Increase heat to high. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered for 30 minutes. Add zucchini. Simmer, covered for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove from heat. Stir in chopped parsley. Serve soup with crusty bread.

      Thai Beef Stirfry (less meat, more veggies, substitute)
      Preparation Time 20 minutes
      Cooking Time 10 minutes

      Ingredients (serves 4)
      1 1/2 tbs peanut oil
      500g Heart Smart beef stir-fry strips
      2 carrots, cut into short thin sticks
      1 red capsicum, cut into thin strips
      1 stalk lemongrass, white part only, finely chopped
      4cm piece fresh ginger, thin sticks
      3 garlic cloves, crushed
      1 1/2 tbs soy sauce
      1 1/2 tbs sweet chilli sauce
      1 tbs lime juice
      2 cups bean sprouts
      1 cup fresh coriander leaves
      1 cup fresh mint leaves
      Steamed jasmine rice, to serve
      Method
      Add 1 tbs of oil to a wok on high heat. Add half the beef and stir-fry for 1-2 mins. Repeat with remaining beef.
      Heat remaining oil over mediumhigh heat. Add carrots, capsicum, lemongrass, ginger and garlic. Stir-fry for 2 mins. Add soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce and lime juice. Toss well.
      Return beef and toss through. Remove from heat and toss in half the coriander and mint. Serve with remaining coriander, mint and rice.

      Indonesian-style stir-fry (again substitute meat amounts for more veggies)
      Ingredients (serves 4)
      1 tbs vegetable oil
      600g rump steak, thinly sliced
      2 tsp ground coriander
      2 garlic cloves, crushed
      1 large carrot, cut into matchsticks
      1/4 cup (60ml) kecap manis*
      1/4 cup (60ml) rice wine vinegar
      150g snow peas, sliced
      1/4 small Chinese cabbage, thinly sliced
      Steamed rice, to serve
      Method
      Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a wok or large, deep frypan over medium-high heat. When hot, add half the beef and stir-fry for about 1 minute or until brown all over. Remove from pan and repeat with the remaining oil and beef.
      Reduce heat to medium and add coriander, garlic and carrot. Stir-fry for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add kecap manis, vinegar and snow peas and simmer for 2 minutes or until snow peas are bright green. Remove from heat and stir in beef and cabbage.
      Serve with rice.

      Spaghetti Bolognaise with salad/veggies or chilli con carne (just remember to portion it right)

      Spaghet

  28. QUESTION:
    What is the best type of drink for the liver?
    I have Gilbert Syndrome and have to watch my diet in terms of what I eat and drink. What are the best type of foods that benefit the liver? Does anyone have any receipes or ideas on how to maintain a healthy working liver? I heard that lemon juice and water are very good for detexification, but I would want to know more. Thanks =]

    • ANSWER:
      In a nutshell there are these 14 ways recommended, go to the link to get the details please

      1. Stop consuming alchol/beer/wine
      2. Avoid Hepititis get a vaccine for it
      3. Take Vitamin C - 500mg a day is good
      4. Take Vitamin B12
      5. Eat vegetables and Greens
      6. Eat your food raw,stirfry, baked means less fried food
      7. Don't take drugs - I know its a given isn't it - even prescription drugs are harsh on liver.
      8. Eat less fat
      9. Have safe sex
      10. Wash your hands
      11. Consume less red meat or be vegetarian if its an option available to you.
      12. Eat Lecithin
      13. Drink enough water every day
      14. Try to follow all the above mentioned points

      Is there any thing left which you can do without harming your Liver - jokes aside, you will have to change your lifestyle to accomodate these points and you are there

  29. QUESTION:
    is my diet healthy?
    im trying to live a healthy life but styll by enjoying fun foods so what do u think of my diet today...

    breakfast- cellery stick
    slice of brown bread

    dinner- home made cheese & potato pie (with onion, no salt)

    tee- large portion of plain rice & curried chicken

    snacks- apple
    orange
    fab ice lolly
    small waffle ice cream

    drinks- 5litres of water

    other- 1 cod liver oil tablet & 1 multi vitamin tablet, no ciggarettes.

    is this a good diet, what u think?, are there any foods i should try and cut down on or are there any foods i should try and include within my daily diet?, im a huge fan ov ice cream seen as i dont eat chocolate & sweets so thats my junk food!!!!
    i also do 100 sit ups morning and night!

    • ANSWER:
      i would suggest eating a larger breakfast. breakfast kick starts your metabolism and makes you more energized!

  30. QUESTION:
    How can I put less stress on my liver through diet?
    I was diagnosed with epilepsy in january this year and have been on dilantin for about 5 months now. Already my liver is showing signs of stress. At this stage it isn't severe, but there is damage. I am having another blood test in 5 weeks to see if it's getting better/worse.

    I am wondering if there is anything I can do to put less stress on my liver? I do not drink alcohol, do not smoke, do not do drugs.

    I drink lots of water, I generally only drink water really, but maybe once a week I will have a soda.

    My diet is decent. I'm not super healthy, but I don't eat lots of crap. I would say it is balanced. I don't cut any food group out of my diet and I try to eat a variety of different foods. I have take away probably twice a month (but it isn't always bad takeaway, like deep fried junk or anything like that).

    Is there anything I can do to help my liver?

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    can you get throat ,esophagus, or liver cancer from getting drunk 4 times a month for 5 months at 18?
    im 18 and for the past 5 months ive kinda been drinking a lil too much. im going to stop because its pointless and a waste of time but im just wondering if cancer can from within those 5 months? i drank ussually once every week (and by week im including the weekend) and it always was in excess. i dont smoke or do any kinds of hard drugs at all and have a relatively healthy diet and drink tons of water.

    • ANSWER:
      No, it takes years sometimes and even that you would develop cirrhosis of the liver before cancer. I used to be married to an abusive drunk and he never got cancer. I never drank in my life and I did get cancer. Go figure.

  32. QUESTION:
    Have you considered feeding you dog a Healthy Natural Diet like BARF?
    The most important thing you can do is to feed you dog well from the earliest age possible.. Forget any processed foods and try feeding a natural food diet like BARF. If you want a healthier long lived pet then you can never start too early! Remember that most processed dog food canned or dry is rubbish (bordering on poison!)

    My dogs diet is as follows:
    (ALL HUMAN GRADE FOOD - NOT PET GRADE!)
    chicken frames minced
    beef mince
    minced lamb liver/ beef hearts/ kidneys/tongue

    some soaked 'vets all natural complete mix' supplement to mix with the meats.
    http://www.vetsallnatural.com.au/Completemix.html

    I weigh it into a serving per bag it and freeze them individually
    - then it is as convenient as a can of food only healthy.

    For Breakfast I also give the dogs:
    lamb briskit bones
    chicken frames / carcasses
    fresh/frozen sardines
    fruit & veg - oranges / apples/ carrots/ zucchini/ berries/ blueberry/raspberry/strawberry)

    Make breakfast bones/chicken frames and
    for dinner the special mix from the freezer

    Before I feed them I also mix in some:
    Pet Pep Up probiotic supplement
    GreenPet Complete supplement
    Omega 3 blend of Oils

    (I defrost a couple of bags in the bottom of the fridge and replace them as they are used - that way you always have fresh food ready to go!)

    Feeding you dog this diet will save you money on vet bills and keep your pup healthy for the longest time possible. Bonus you also have a dog that has fresh breath / good teeth / less f*rting :)

    I know others will say that pet food is fine - but keep in mind most pet food is made by the same companies that make dog pharmiceuticals and it is in their best interest for you dog NOT to be healthy! That way they can sell you the drugs to make it better.. It is up to you!

    For more info http://www.barfworld.com/main.shtml

    I am interested in others ideas on this kind of feeding regime and hoping to inspire others into feeding their dogs better.

    All the meats listed are RAW

    It is based on the BARF Diet
    BARF = Bones And Raw Food
    I have 2 Dobermanns both are show dogs.

    The cost of the meat is .20 (AU) per Kg. - I have to buy it in 10Kg lots so I do a 30kg mix and then freeze it for the month.. It works out much cheaper than most of those fancy dry foods.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm a college student, working a part time job (possibly switching to full time soon), and have both a dog and a ferret to care for. To be blunt- I don't have the time and/or money to work through the BARF diet.
      I've found finding information that seems reliable to be quite hard, time devotion is a bit more than I can handle at the moment, my dog is allergic to half the stuff generally on the food lists (Chicken being one of the top ones), and bluntly I'm not 100% convinced it's healthier for my dog than good quality kibble.
      I feed TimberWolf Organics- It's worked well, I feel good about it, and it's the best I can do. I don't feel any guilt over that.

  33. QUESTION:
    Could I breed hamsters and feed them to my dogs?
    I would not actually do that but could I for a healthy diet? (organs, liver, etc etc).

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    is it healthy ENOUGH to eat this as a part of a healthy diet?
    ok so i DONT need to lose weight. im good. but i try to eat healthy. but my parents don't care about health, and eat fatty stuff all the time. they are overweight. i don't eat what they eat, except for dinner, cuz i have too. but today, my dad decided to make lunch. does this sound fatty, or healthy enough to eat? ok its a sandwich. baguette, the french roll for the bread. chicken thighs, various vegetables, homemade mayonnaise. i think its oil, vinegar, and egg for the mayonnaise. that's it. and chicken liver pate. i don't think that's how u spell it, but o well. does this sound healthy at all? the chicken thighs are lean. and i HAVE to eat it.

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    I eat a healthy diet 1200 cal's per day do 45 Min's cardiovascular and ten mins weight training.?
    i weigh 16 stone and have been at the gym now for 7 weeks and not lost an oz! I have a fatty liver and cronic fatigue. My energy is up a lot but no weight loss means I am getting disheartened. Please advise as I need help. I am trying so hard! I use the tread mill rowing machine bike and weights. I also have arthritus and that is very improved. thankyou for reading this.

    • ANSWER:
      don't be discouraged. Sometimes you are losing weight but the scales don't show it yet. Your body is probably adjusting to everything you are doing. Have you noticed your clothes are a bit loose? That could be an indication of the weight loss.

      One thing that would help you see a drop on the scales is to do a one day fast of water and lemon juice. This would also help your liver.

      You are seeing the benefits of what you're doing - don't stop.

      if you have any other questions let me know,
      Billie77

  36. QUESTION:
    whats the best kind of place to eat out at if u follow a very close organic diet?
    I need to follow a close healthy diet in order to control my acne (im 25 and still get bothered by it!) Its usually just in the forehead and my health practitioner told me that from ur liver being overtoxified. Its hard trying to eat out healthy now a days but im trying to also live a normal life and go out to eat with my girlfriend and friends. Any suggestions on good places that dont particularly use hygrogenated oils and stuff? I live in Ma. as well. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      A Whole Foods or Trader Joes would appear to do the trick...

  37. QUESTION:
    how do i keep my pregnant dog healthy?
    my dingo is pregnant and i wanna make sure that the puppies are healthy and will not besick when they are born.is it really good if ikeep giving her the normal diet of liver and bones?

    • ANSWER:
      Its funny cause my sisters dog just had puppies!!! Anyway the vet told us to feed our female dog puppy nuts instead. Also you have to keep her warm and don't let her use her doggie cushion because it will only get recked. Let her use it after the birth. Don't let her get out of your site and lock her in the garden.

      GOOD LUCK

      email me when they are born

  38. QUESTION:
    Is it bad to take diet supplements daily?
    i have a normal quite healthy diet and do excercise daily.

    but i take a multivitamin (which contains every vitamin and mineral we need),
    a cod liver oil capsule,
    a (odourless) garlic capsule

    is it good to take these or could it harm me in the long run??

    • ANSWER:
      Not bad but a waste of money if you are eating a good mixed diet.

  39. QUESTION:
    My cat only eats chicken liver and meat. I don't know what to do?
    My cat was fine until I fed him raw chicken liver. He liked it very much (VERY MUCH) and I had little time to make stuff so I kept feeding him that. now he only likes to eat raw chicken liver. He doesn't eat tuna or mixed food.

    How can I make him eat a healthy diet.

    Especially if I don't have access to canned cat food (or any other type of cat food) how do I keep him on a healthy diet.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      One answer, very simple --- don't feed him what he wants but rather what you want him to eat. Starve him into submission.

      Problem with that, your cat may leave you for tastier morsels down the street.

      ==============
      Life is so simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

      Confucius
      551 - 479 BC
      ==============

      Peace

      Jim

      .

  40. QUESTION:
    I have been recently denied insurance coverage due to elevated alkaline phosphastase in my liver, why?
    I was just denied insurance coverage due to an elevated level of alkaline phosphatase in my liver. I am on medication for high cholesterol (Zocor 40 mg daily). I have been on Zocor 6 years. I take a liver lipid panel blood test every three months and have not been told there is any liver damage. As advised by my doctor I have lost 50 pounds and I am maintaining my desired weight of 175 pounds. I lost the weight and maintain my weight by a healthy diet eating little red meat or fatty foods (no junk foods,limited carbs). When I inquired on the internet it mentioned biliary tract disease. During an ultrasound test 2 years ago it was discovered I have small gallstones. I was given no indication pro or con to have them removed. I have noticed on the Internet the gallbladder is associated with an obstruction in the biliary tract. I have an enlarged liver. I do not drink. My paternal grandmother had an enlarged liver and spleen and died from pancreatic cancer at 83. I am a 53 year old male.

    • ANSWER:
      Your Alkaline Phospatase could be raised due to gall stones - it's one of the enzymes used to diagnose it. Liver damage from drugs such as Zocor tends to raise the transaminases (ALT,AST) - but not always. You should ask about the GGT enzyme, it is also sensitive to gall stone obstruction, and bilirubin, both total and conjugated. The results of all these tests should give you an idea of what's going on with your liver.
      Gall stones can be made of cholesterol (among other things), so lowering and keeping your cholesterol low is a good start. Gall stones can be treated ultrasonically, breaking them up, but most often they are removed surgically, along with the gall bladder. People survive quite well without a gall bladder, with some healthy dietary changes. Another ultrasound seems on the cards, as your gall stones may still be there.

      I'm not sure why your liver would be enlarged, but ask about post hepatic obstruction, where there may be back pressure, making the liver swell.

      Dying at 83 from pancreatic cancer does not suggest an hereditary predisposition (although of course it doesn't entirely exclude it).

      General advice only, your doctor can advise you better, after all, he or she sees you in person, but I hope this gives you a few more questions you can ask.

      Good health to you.

  41. QUESTION:
    How do people maintain a healthy diet after being on NutriSystem, or Jenny Craig?
    I have a liver disorder that is causing a great deal of discomfort and havoc on my life.My doctor recommends that I drop 15-20lbs ASAP. Due to the condition I feel awful all the time, so a high intensity workout isn't possible at this time. I have been walking 3-4 miles 3-4x's a week and have dropped my caloric intake to about 1600 a day. I was considering a program but since they are costly I am debating on if it is just a quick fix, or a real solution. I am just curious if it is easy to maintain on your own once the food is gone? I realize I can't go back to 2500 a day and keep the weight off, but am hesitant about pre-packaged meals. Any input?

    • ANSWER:
      TIP: TRY THE JENNY CRIAG FOOD FIRST YOU DON'T WANT TO END UP WITH A MEMBERSHIP YOU CAN'T USE BECAUSE YOU DON'T LIKE THE FOOD.
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  42. QUESTION:
    Is it ok to take a Multi-vit, Omega 3 and a Cod liver oil capsule in one go?
    Or would you say that it was to much along with a healthy diet?

    • ANSWER:
      Cod liver oil is omega 3, so you don't need to take it with the multi and omega 3. It will not hurt you if you take too many omega 3's, but you may smell a bit fishy.

  43. QUESTION:
    substitute for oysters or beef liver in rat diets?
    I want to give my rats a fresh and healthy diet instead of giving them cubes of bought food but they need the nutrition from oysters or beef liver, which is a problem for me because i am a vegetarian and i dont like to buy or handle meat.
    I dont really care if you think im a terrible person or whatever. if you dont know if there's a substitute for meat in a rats diet dont answer! If I cant find a substitute i will buy meat! I was just wondering!!!!

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    Is my diet somewhat healthy?
    my weight is 150, 12% body fat and I'm 19 years old.

    I pretty much have gotten into eating just a cup of 1 min oats (390 cal) plus a scoop of protein powder (130 cal) totaling 520 cal a meal about 4 times a day and then take multivitamins, cod liver oil and omega 3 pills.

    • ANSWER:
      You mean that is the only two items you eat oats and protein powder?

      The calories seem fine providing you do a little exercise. The 1 minute oats could be replaced with the real thing - you know the one that takes 5 minutes to cook - better for you. Your protein should be derived the old fashioned way by eating chicken (without the skin) or fish and especially fish as that is where the omega 3 oils are naturally. Your daily diet should also include vegetables and fruit daily. You obviously do not eat the junk food but then you should avoid anything that comes from a can or a box. Otherwise it appears great.

  45. QUESTION:
    Will diet pills damage my liver badly?
    I ask this because I have been taking diet pills for just over a month now..I am going to get blood tests on friday for accutane, they have to check my liver and some other thing's to see if it is healthy enough to take accutane..Do you think my liver will be damaged from the diet pills? I really need this accutane, my acne is so bad...I am in so much pain from this acne ...I know acne doesn't seem like a big deal and you probably think I am over exagerating, but I seriously have never had such bad pain from acne ever! It is really bad...

    • ANSWER:
      It would help if we knew which diet pills.
      Hydroxycut is one said to be capable of causing liver damage.
      The FDA were looking at Alli, but nothing concrete seems to have emerged yet.

  46. QUESTION:
    Heavy drinker VS Accutane taker, which one can ruin the liver faster?
    I am curious about the damage power between Accutane and alcohol. A person who takes low dose accutane like 5 mg per day for long term e.g.2 years but very healthy diet and living style VS A person who is drink alcohol quite often ( e.g.get drunk every weekend). Which one can damage your body faster? Please note that I know very well about the disadvantages for the drug and alcohol.

    • ANSWER:

  47. QUESTION:
    Why Do we Have to Limit our Cholesterol Intake If 90% of cholesterol is produced by the liver not diet?
    Maybe I'm missing something. Doctors keep telling us to limit our intake of cholesterol to no more than 300 milligrams a day. But then I read that 90% of the cholesterol in our bodies is produced by our liver naturally, so if only 10 % of our cholesterol is from the food we eat, is it really worth it? Is it really going to make that big of a difference? I mean what's the point if our body is going to still produce 90% of our cholesterol anyways no matter how healthy we eat.
    Even on tv commercials for oatmeal, the guy is happy because he lowered his cholesterol like 1 point. Is it really having that big of an impact on reducing cholesterol levels? Even the Lipitor won't reduce cholesterol as much as it should. I think it lowers it like 5-10 percent or something like that. That isn't effective enough. They need a pill that reduces cholesterol at least 50 Percent.

    • ANSWER:
      Eating more cholesterol will decrease the amount your body makes. You should know that the cholesterol you eat is not even close to the "cholesterol" they test for. They test for lipoproteins that carry cholesterol in the blood. There is no "good" or "bad" cholesterol, all cholesterol is good. The drug companies invented the terms because people with high cholesterol numbers were actually healthier than those with low cholesterol. But since the drugs only work on the LDL, they labeled it "bad" so people will take their drugs when even they know that lowering any cholesterol has NO effect on heart disease or plaque. If high blood cholesterol causes plaque, why doesn't plaque form anywhere except the heart?
      Pharmacist who's life was almost ruined by Lipitor
      It does lower it by more than 10% but it is not worth the mental and physical side effects

  48. QUESTION:
    Whats the quickest way to relieve a migraine without medication?
    I suffer from frequent migraines, i have been to my doctor and they suggested taking mersyndols, which are strong pain medication. I am sick of taking all these pills, as i hate to think what this is doing to my liver.
    I have a very healthy diet, i dont not smoke, drink or do drugs. I do regular exercise.

    Does anyone know of any natural ways to relieve migraine!! the pain is 10 outta 10!!
    Just wanted to say thankyou to the first answer, im not sure how to give the 10 points iv just recently got onto level 2. I found it helpfull and wrote down all the things i had eaten during the day. I havent drank caffeine in ages, and i think that was big factor and also dehydration!!

    Thankyou!!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, I suffered with migraines for years and finally got free.
      I asked someone to pray for my healing, instead the woman prayed what seemed to be an unusual prayer, but it turned out to be a wise healing prayer.
      She prayed I know the reason for my migraines.
      I learned after the prayer, my triggers were allergies, including cigarette smoke.
      Hormones, especially around cycle time.
      And a neck and shoulder injury, whcih I treated with a chiropractor with and finally got some relief.
      For cig smoke, allergies such as cat, avoid.
      For hormones someone mentioned motrin precycle will lower pain triggering hormone, forget if estrogen or pregesterone,
      could try, and maybe just get one lesser migraine, this is something that should lessen as you get older. Over the counter motrin might help. I used to drink liquor those days instead of meds, hormones harder to control.
      I got best relief with chiropractic treatments, but neck IS very tricky to treat and you need a really good chiropractor. Then needs time to hold adjustment in place, strengethen weak muscles, used to holding out of place, or stretched out muslce from being out of alignment.

      DO NOT SLEEP ON YOUR STOMACH, really bad for neck. Took me a while to switch to side. Try ortho or chiro pillow, cervical pillow, I just bought one with memory foam from Macy's, OK.
      Sleep and positions major trigger of pains.
      I am using over the counter, OTC naprosyn, aleve, Walgreen generic, daily, gets inflamation down.
      I have gone from literally, kill yourself to get out of pain, 24 hours, 7 days a week, crawl on the ground so don't pass out and fall over, vomiting migraine pain, to 1 to zero migraine hits a month. Big change. God bless the woman I met preaching on the streets who prayed a most effective prayer for me.
      I was fired for complaining about cigarette smoking from other coworkers in the booth job I had. Was violation of Federal law, because company received federal funds.
      Had to put health first. So biggest change and reduction of migraine triggers was avoiding cigarette smoke.
      Other triggers, champagne, wine, skipping coffee dose if you drink coffee, sleep patterns.
      I use coffee for relief, opens blood vessels, chocolate and sometimes sugar.
      Sometimes you just need to eat. Important not to trigger headaches if you suffer from migraines, because most headaches will trigger a migraine.
      Sometimes pasta, carb can relieve, helps with brain chemicals. I now don't eat pasta, no wheat or gluten and wonder if that also triggered migraines. I haven't had a migraine for a few months now.
      Meds, Imitrex, if you have a healthy heart is good. Combined with darvocet helped, although I had to double dose with Darvocet at times.

      Naprosyn, Motrin, and Tylenol higher , double dose when I am desperate to get out of pain, and off prescription meds.

      Vitamins, take multi's.

      Foricet milder med for migraines. But when have full trigger, imitrex best relief. Expect migraine pain, even into relief , to take it's toll on the body, expect to sleep more than usual.
      Good luck, hormone hardest to control, worse case scenario 3 days migraine a month, use Imitrex, plus tylenol.

      First reader reminded me, don't let your head lean forward, when walking, stting. Ears should be at shoulders. Forward incline of 1 inch approximates additional 10 pounds of head weight on shoulder, neck structure. That will trigger neck shoulder, up into head migraine pain.
      I eventually used botox with a pain management doctor, for areas of pain, from my injury which were untreatable regardless how many meds I took. It paralyzed it, for a deep muscle relax and healing. Prior I used muscle relaxers in my RX cocktail mix, and that helped with a large area shoulder, up neck into head migraine, one of three migraine triggers. When all three triggers hit at once, forget it, disabled. When I figured the triggers, was able to separate them, and lessen miraine, then I could figure best solution for me.
      To vote best answer I think a certain amount of time has to past first.

  49. QUESTION:
    Ideas for healthy natural cat diet?
    I have been feeding my cat commercial cat food, but I'm interested in learning about a natural diet for her. She is 12 years old, a little overweight, lazy, and survived feline hepatic lipidosis two years ago. Her recent liver enzyme checks have been normal. =)

    Since having liver failure I've been feeding Hill's Science Diet feline l/d as my vet recommended. But my concern is that it is very far from a diet that a cat would eat naturally and as such may not be the best for her. I want to research the subject thoroughly before making any changes in her diet.

    Do you have any recommendations? Any web resources or books I could check out?
    Thanks guys for all the ideas! I can't believe I've been feeding my baby such crap! And that my vet recommended it. Although considering what kind of crap is recommended for human diet I guess I shouldn't be that surprised that it happens for pets as well.

    Any way I will continue reading through the links and will definitely be making a change to a low carbohydrate diet but I'm not sure which one yet.

    • ANSWER:
      Raw food is a cat's natural diet. A feral cat does not go in search for dry food but rather a live bird, mouse, rabbit, mole, etc. They kill it then eat it raw. They don't find a pot, stove and water to boil it in. They eat the dead prey as is.

      You'll want to feed raw food. Make sure the raw food incorporate the muscle meat, organs, bone and blood. I purchase raw food from http://mypetcarnivore.com whose supplier is http://taylorpondfarms.com My second choice for prepared raw would be http://www.radfood.com as they do not add a large amount of unnecessary fruits/veggies.

  50. QUESTION:
    Cod Liver oil, is it healthy?
    My mother is in the Philippines and I'm here in New York. She has Highblood pressure and was wondering if Cod Liver Oil is good for her to maintain her diet. She is a bit stubborn and is taking all these crap viatmins and I'm kinda worried being that I'm so far away from her. Is it good for the heart(Cod Liver) and any suggestions to what brand to buy?

    • ANSWER:
      Cod liver oil is not really relevant here.

      Emphasize restriction of dietary salt, regular exercise, and maintaning ideal weight.

      She may need medication. Have her check it out.


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Breakfast

When you eat breakfast, you can always let yourself pig out on all the fresh fruit you desire, but sometimes you find yourself craving something more substantial. You CAN eat a hearty breakfast while trying to lose weight. Consider some of these great recipes!

Egg-White Omelet With Vegetable-Cheddar Filling

3 large egg whites
1 teaspoon water
2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill (optional)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup loosely packed thinly sliced fresh spinach
1 plum tomato, chopped
2 tablespoons shredded nonfat cheddar cheese
Vegetable cooking spray

1. Whisk egg whites, water, dill (if using), salt, and pepper together in a medium bowl until soft peaks form. Toss spinach, tomato, and cheddar together in a small bowl.

2. Lightly coat an omelet pan or small skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat 1 minute. Pour egg mixture into pan and cook until eggs begin to set on bottom.

3. Spread filling over half of omelet, leaving a 1/2-inch border and reserving 1 tablespoon mixture for garnish. Lift up omelet at edge nearest handle and fold in half, slightly off-center, so filling peeks out. Cook 2 minutes. Slide omelet onto a serving plate and garnish with reserved filling.

Serves: 1

Zesty Cheddar-Asparagus Quiche

1 tablespoon plain dry breadcrumbs
8 ounces small all-purpose potatoes, peeled and very thinly sliced
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound asparagus, trimmed
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
3 scallions, sliced
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated fat-free milk
2 large eggs
2 large egg whites
2 teaspoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1. Heat oven to 400F. Coat a 9-inch pie plate with vegetable cooking spray and sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Beginning in center, arrange potato slices in slightly overlapping circles up to rim. Lightly brush with olive oil and press down gently. Bake 10 minutes.

2. Set 8 to 12 asparagus spears aside. Cut remaining spears into 1-inch pieces.

3. Sprinkle crust with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 cup cheddar. Cover with asparagus pieces, then sprinkle with scallions and another 1/4 cup cheese. Arrange whole

asparagus spears on top.

4. Beat evaporated milk, eggs, egg whites, butter, mustard, pepper, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Pour into pie plate and sprinkle with remaining cheddar. Bake until a knife inserted in center comes out clean, about 35 minutes.

5. Divide into 6 slices. One serving equals 1 slice.

Quick French Toast

1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 packet artificial sweetener
1 tablespoon skim milk
1 slice bread

1. Place all ingredients except bread in a blender; blend until combined.

2. Pour egg mixture into a shallow bowl. Place bread in egg mixture and soak, turning once.

3. Coat a nonstick skillet with vegetable cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Place bread in skillet and pour any remaining egg mixture over bread. Cook until browned on bottom; then turn over to brown other side.

Golden Pancakes

1 c uncooked whole-grain oats

6 egg whites

1 c fat-free cottage cheese

tsp vanilla extract

tsp ground cinnamon

2 packets sugar substitute

c sugar-free maple syrup

c mixed berries

1. Lightly coat a nonstick skillet or griddle with cooking spray and place over medium heat

2. In a blender, combine oats, egg whites, cottage cheese, vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar substitute. Blend on medium speed about 1 minute until smooth.

3. Pour batter about c at a time onto hot skillet. Cook pancake until bubbly on top and dry around the edges - about 3 minutes. Turn and cook the other side until golden brown - about 2 more minutes

4. While pancakes are cooking, microwave maple syrup until warm - about 20 seconds

5. Place a portion of pancakes on 2 separate plates, top with warm maple syrup and mixed berries.

Turkey Bacon Quiche

6 strips lean turkey bacon

3 eight-inch whole wheat tortillas

3 whole eggs

8 egg whites (or 1 c egg substitute)

c skim milk

c low-fat sour cream

reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese

1 c broccoli florets

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cook turkey bacon according to package directions. Set aside to cool.
  1. Lightly coat a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray. Overlap 2 tortillas and cut the third one in half to form a crust
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat whole eggs and egg whites with a fork or whisk until well blended. Mix skim milk and sour cream into the eggs.
  3. Chop cooked turkey bacon into bite size pieces
  4. Add turkey, bacon, cheese, and broccoli to blended egg mixture, combine thoroughly
  5. Pour egg mixture into tortilla-lined pie plate and bake for about 50 minutes. Tap the edge of the pie plate. When the filling is set and moist but not liquidy, it is done.
  1. Cool for 10 minutes before slicing into portions.

Whole wheat toast or English muffins are also good choices as are low-fat or no-fat yogurt. Just keep portion sizes to what we've talked about before.

In my VLOG you can learn all about weightloss foods and good eating habbits: http://how-to-lose-weight-fast-with-fatloss4idiots-reality.com/?p=98


Healthy Weight Loss

Healthy weight loss diet plans have a different focus than many of the commercial programs. Too many of the commercial programs compete to show who can have customers losing the most weight in the fastest time. Healthy weight loss diet plans only aim to give participants a better quality of life.

These plans focus on turning you on to a healthy lifestyle. The goal is to teach you this new lifestyle beginning with the moment you start the diet. And you never really go off the diet; you will only adjust it to your new weight. You learn a new diet – or healthy way of eating – for life!

One example of a "new" way of eating is a weight pyramid. At the base of the pyramid are the foods that you can eat without restriction. These include all kinds of fruits and vegetables. There is such a variety of these foods that you should never want for a new choice.

Next up on the weight pyramid are the carbohydrates and grains. Healthy weight loss diet plans will not leave these foods out. In fact, some good plans will allow 4-8 servings per day. An important detail is that the majority of these food choices are whole grains. Oh, the exact number of servings depends on your current weight, height, and fitness level.

Healthy weight loss diet plans also include at least 3 and up to 7 servings of protein and dairy. These include lean meats, chicken, and fish. Cold water fish is the best because it is full of Omega-3 oils which are healthy fats for your body.

Even fats and sweets should be accounted for. You might have a diet that allows you 3-5 servings of fat and 75 calories of sweets. Why? Because your body needs a small amount of fats. You won't stay on your diet for life if you know you can never eat sweets again.

A good plan will also offer sample menus. These give you an idea of what is meant by the requirements of the plan. They make it clear how to put together a meal out of the many choices available.

You'll do better with healthy weight loss diet plans if you learn about correct portions. Check to make certain whatever plan you choose is clear on portion sizes. For example, a medium apple might be the size of a tennis ball. A 3-ounce piece of meat might be the size of a deck of cards.

What's more, some plans even give instructions on how to figure servings on food you buy pre-packaged. Do you go by what the package says is a serving? Or do you go by a certain number of calories or carbohydrate grams? Healthy diet plans will tell you.

There's no quick fix for losing weight. You can't simply sit on the sofa and drop the weight you’ve been carrying. It takes effort to change behaviors you’ve spent a lifetime cultivating. However, healthy weight loss diet plans give you the tools and they make being in shape a life-long habit.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is a healthy weight loss target for someone my height and weight?
    I'm 5'5" and 156. What is a healthy weight loss target?

    • ANSWER:
      About zero pounds.

  2. QUESTION:
    What is a good healthy weight loss breakfast?
    I just decided that I am going to get down to a healthier weight so I was going to start with my breakfast and I was wondering what is a low fat, healthy, weight loss breakfast.

    • ANSWER:
      Oatmeal, using traditional rolled oats or steel-cut oats. Cooked in a blend of water and skim milk, with some sliced banana.
      After cooking, stir in some low-fat natural yoghurt & a few chopped nuts.

      That way, you'll be including in your breakfast meal a mix of protein, fibre & dairy foods . Studies have shown that these 3 items are beneficial for weight-loss.

  3. QUESTION:
    Is this healthy weight loss, and other suggestions?
    I'm 21, and was 230 pounds about 2-3 weeks ago, I have been dieting since then and am at 225 now. I do a light to moderate amount of physical activity. Anyways, I've been consistently eating approx 1500-1700 calories daily for my weight loss. I am in college so it is often difficult to find healthy food, but I am eating mostly fruits and vegetables, tuna, and having lunch meat or bagel sandwitches and running 2-3 days a week.

    So thats what I doing, could I be doing anything better, or am I doing something not as good as I should. Is that too little calories too eat for my size or can I reduce them even more. Should I be eating other types of food, vitamins, etc.

    Just looking for some good general advice.

    • ANSWER:
      Thats a good amount of calories. try running 5 days a week for 20-25 mins. To make sure your getting all your nutrients, take a multivitamin, like flinstones! (yes, even if your 21) and drink atleast 4-5 bottles of water a day. Acquire a taste to green tea and have 2 cups in the morning and 2 at night. The tea bags from lipton are great that come in a box. Best of luck and keep up the good work :)

      ps. Try the Turbo Jam dvds, the 5 workout set. Their great, and a great variety from abs to cardio to sculpting!

  4. QUESTION:
    I lost 5 pounds in one month is that a healthy weight loss rate?
    Im trying to lose 40 pounds, and began dieting May 16th. Ive lost about 5 pounds, is that a healthy weight loss rate? Or is that too little? or too much?

    • ANSWER:
      Very normal rate for a beginner. Try losing 6-7 next month.

      Good job so far and good luck!

  5. QUESTION:
    Does eating broccoli & fish & mushrooms sound like a healthy weight loss meal for lunch?
    Does eating broccoli & fish & mushrooms sound like a healthy weight loss meal for lunch?
    I read somewhere that broccoli makes your stomach bloat? Is that just temporary or does it not help me in getting a flat stomach?

    I do yoga regularly on top of watching my diet. It's just that there's only crap food around my office area so I think it's time to cook at home and microwave at work.

    • ANSWER:
      Broccoli is good for your health, but it does make your stomach bloat. You can eat salad instead of broccoli if it bothers you about the bloat. If it does not, it is just temporary

  6. QUESTION:
    Is whole oatmeal with fruit a healthy weight-loss breakfast?
    i am on a diet n started excercising but found out eggs arent that great in diets so i switched to 1/2 cup of whole oatmeal w fruit for breakfast after my morning jogs. is that healthy for weight loss or is it too much? <3 thanks a mil!

    • ANSWER:
      Whole oatmeal is great for a healthy breakfast. Try adding a handful of almonds or walnuts to the oatmeal. The extra fiber and protein will help you feel fuller all morning long. Also, a 1/2 a cup of low fat or fat free milk gives you protein and calcium, both necessary after a morning workout.

      Having a good breakfast revs up your metabolism for the entire day, helping you burn more calories during the day.

      Try some of these healthy oatmeal recipes to start your day.

      http://www.healthy-diet-mom.com/healthy-oatmeal-recipes.html

      Good luck and keep up the exercising and healthy eating!

      Mary

  7. QUESTION:
    Herbs and Vitamins that support healthy weight loss?
    Does anyone know any good vitamins and/or herbs that support healthy weight loss?

    • ANSWER:
      I know that Green Tea boosts your metabolism =) Good Luck !

  8. QUESTION:
    what is a healthy weight loss?
    i am 14 yrs old, 5'6, and 126 lbs. i know that i am at a healthy weight, but i still want to get more fit. what is a healthy weight loss for me?

    • ANSWER:
      Figure out your Base Metabolism Rate, That is how much your body burns each day, Eat right at that, Now your a girl so guys want a girl with a nice firm lower body abs down and tone up your arms so you can look sexy in a sleeveless, Remember to get 30 mins of running/swimming/ jump roping in and if you can do lunges, squats, and crunches, a gym is perfect since you can add weight, push ups will also tone you up, just eat more dense nutritious food.

  9. QUESTION:
    What is a healthy weight loss rate?
    I'm 18 and i weigh about 267 pounds, i've gone up 15 easily from the start of college, now i am really concerned about it and i want to loose it as fast as possible like anyone else. I know eat aot of protein and go work out alot, but what constitutes a healthy weight loss per week? 1-3 pounds? How can i loose alot without going over the healthy rate? Thanks, best awnser will be rewarded! :D

    • ANSWER:
      up to 2 percent of your body weight a week
      try the lil Jack workout http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKCGe2Ezris
      its so easy a baby could do it

  10. QUESTION:
    What are some recipes for a healthy weight loss smoothie or shake?
    I am looking for a couple of recipes for a healthy breakfast smoothie or shake. I am looking to lose weight. I love fruit smoothies or anything that has a coffee flavor or chocolate flavor. Please send me your recipes.

    • ANSWER:
      More and more spend hundred and even thousands of dollars yearly on weight loss supplements in the hope of speeding up their metabolism. The main desire is to be attractive and accepted but it is becoming a more difficult goal to achieve. The fitness industry is booming but still a lot of people are unable to cut those fat in spite of all the exercise and diet efforts. In America, more than sixty per cent of adults are overweight and thirty per cent are considered obese. This is because: one, a lot of weight loss products promises unrealistic goals; two, dietary supplement manufacturers rely on the overweight person’s failure to survive; and three, the information about the supplements in the market are just written by themselves just to make a sell.

      http://news.on1place.com/category/health/weight-loss/

  11. QUESTION:
    Healthy weight loss while breast feeding?
    I have a 1 month old and am breast feeding. I would like to slowly start losing some of those extra pounds of fat I put on while pregnant and was wondering what was a safe rate of weight loss while breast feeding. To lose weight I plan on focusing on eating especially healthy (no junk), and going on stroller walks.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you have the right idea--between eating sensibly, walking, and breatfeeding, that should take care of the baby weight. It's important not to diet while you are breastfeeding, because your body needs the extra calories to produce an adequate milk supply.

  12. QUESTION:
    How do eating disorders affect future, healthy weight loss?
    Just wondering if a person had had an eating disorder in the past, what effects can it potentially have on future weight loss methods?

    • ANSWER:
      Eating disorders come from poor self image which is all mental. If you have recovered from an eating disorder and want to lose weight the healthy way you should be fine, although there is a chance you could bring back what ever made you have an eating disorder to begin with. It really depends on the person.

  13. QUESTION:
    What is a healthy weight loss goal for a 14 year old girl?
    I weigh 122 pounds and am 5'3.
    What's a healthy weight to aim for?

    • ANSWER:
      At your age, height and weight, weight loss shouldn't be your goal, muscle tone should be as it will set you up to have a slim body for life.

      Aim to be a size 4-8 dress size by exercising alternating between weight training and cardio. In this way you can look and feel slimmer and burn fat rather than loose weight. Much more important. At your current weight if you loose any more 'weight' it could be important muscle mass that you need to proper hormone development an fat burning.

  14. QUESTION:
    what is a normal healthy weight loss in a months time?
    I had a baby nine months ago and was almost 300 lbs when I had her. I now am 238 and feel great! In about three or four months ive lost 20 + lbs and I'm just wondering what is a healthy weight to lose each month?

    • ANSWER:
      2lbs is fine, maybe 4, but not beyond.
      If you loose more than this, you will gain them back quickly.

  15. QUESTION:
    are they're any healthy weight loss pills out there that actually work?
    I workout about 4 times a week and i was just wondering if there are any safe weight loss supplements that can help me along. Im just afraid because i know that some are dangerous and i care about my health.

    • ANSWER:
      Diet Pills can help you to speed the process and it needs to combine with a realistic weight loss plan. With these, you will be able to achieve your ideal weight sooner.

      The effective way to lose weight without worrying much about negative side effects is adhering to the intake of natural or organic weight loss supplements.

      In addition, it is important that before you get ready to shed off those extra pounds in your body with weight loss drugs, make sure that you buy diet pills from genuine dealers.

      Some good choice of diet pills will be Proactol, Phentermine, Hoodia and Chitosan

      As for more advice on the diet pills, you should get the details for the article http://ezinearticles.com/?Rediscover-The-New-You-With-Natural-Diet-Pills&id=1050601

  16. QUESTION:
    would a diet of only fruits, vegetables and vitamins be a healthy weight loss routine?
    I am trying to find a weight loss tactic, but don't want to go to any huge extremes.
    would eating only fruits vegetables and vitamins be a good meal plan to lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      The body needs a variety of foods to be healthy.
      Fruit and vegetables are essential of course but other food groups are required.
      Dairy foods are needed for calcium for strong bones.
      Protein for body strength. It also helps to stop you feeling hungry. The protein can come from vegetable as well as animal sources.
      Grains are needed too either as bread,rice,breakfast cereals etc. They contain various vitamins and minerals as well as fibre.
      Some fat is also needed. The good sort that you find in oily fish.

  17. QUESTION:
    What percentage of weight is a healthy weight loss per week or month?
    I know most sources say to lose 2lb per week. But I think the number should vary depending on the person's weight, or at least BMI index.
    Yet I can't find any sources giving me this info.
    So what percentage would be OK for someone overweight?
    Anyone can point me in the right direction, please?

    • ANSWER:
      I am a weight watchers member and our leaders tell us that healthy, maintainable weight loss for LIFE, and not just a short term crash diet, is .5-2 pounds a week.

  18. QUESTION:
    Whats a healthy, weight loss diet for a 14 year old girl?
    I really want to lose about 30 pounds from my weight and i need help but i don't want to go unhealthy. i weigh 152 and i should weigh 120 i believe... wats a perfect, healthy diet i should follow and if it means i need to exercise (which i know i do) tell me how long each day and how many days a week.

    • ANSWER:
      Diet Plans for 14-Year-Old Girls

      Planning a diet for a teen girl can be tricky. Many teen girls suffer from bad self esteem or a skewed body image, and may resort to crash diets that they don't need to be healthy. Instead of suggesting a diet, suggest a healthy diet plan, where she can learn to eat properly, along with exercise to create a healthier self image. As long as your teen has a healthy body mass index, or BMI, then she does not need a diet to lose weight. A diet plan that can maintain her health is all that she needs.

      Planning a Diet
      1. When your 14-year-old girl indicates that she wants to eat healthier, or you've noticed her body changing, it's important to calculate her BMI to see where she falls. Unlike adult BMI, a teen's BMI is calculated and then compared to other teens to give a percentile that she is in for her weight and height, much like you'd receive at the doctor's office. The BMI can give you a clue as to whether she simply needs a diet plan to eat more healthy, or if she'll need a diet plan for weight loss. With a healthy BMI, your 14-year-old girl will enjoy better quality of life.
      Regular Meals and Snacks
      2. One of the most important things to incorporate into a 14-year-old girl's diet plan is regular meals and snacks throughout the day. Teenagers are especially susceptible to skipping meals like breakfast and lunch: the first because she's running late, and the second due to pressure from peers to eat as little as possible. However, skipping meals sends your 14-year-old's body into starvation mode, telling it to store up fat for the next skipped meal. Eating regular meals actually causes a teen's metabolism to run faster, burning more calories in preparation for the next snack. Talk to her about the importance of regular eating, both for maintaining energy, concentration and focus through the day, and as an important tool for weight loss.
      Better Meals and Snacks
      3. Too often teen girls eat meals and snacks that are less than ideal. While you want her to eat regularly, you also want her to eat quality food that will help her on her quest for a healthier diet. Make it easy for her by supporting her diet. Send her to school with a variety of healthy snacks like nuts, vegetables and crackers to snack on between school periods, and opt for a homemade lunch over cafeteria fare, which can be greasy and unhealthy. Talk to her about staying full with the right foods, those that are high in nutrients, but still low in fat and calories. Armed with the right information, your 14-year-old girl can follow a diet plan to keep her healthy, and gain eating tools to help her for the rest of her life.

  19. QUESTION:
    does the healthy weight loss formula from vitabase work?
    I would like to lose weight permanetly, does anyone recomend this product?

    • ANSWER:
      Kayla,

      I am not familiar with Vitabase, so I am afraid I can not help you there. However, if you are serious about losing weight I suggest that you have a wellness evaluation. You can get one for free from:

      http://lesslbsnow.com

      Once you complete the wellness evaluation, someone will contact you to work out a healthy weight loss plan that is specific to your needs. I hope this helps. Good luck.

  20. QUESTION:
    I am looking for a healthy weight loss program that is fairly easy and doesn't involve deprivation. ?
    I am 19 years old, I would like something that doesn't require physical activity to start off with and is fairly easy for a college student who doesn't have immense amounts of time to spend planning and organizing. I am looking to lose 90 to 100 lbs. I know that it won't be easy or quick, but I am looking for something healthy. Any suggestions/pointers would be helpful. Also some good exercise programs that would help!

    • ANSWER:
      I believe if you don't want /have to time to start with exercise immediately, than I would begin with eating alot of fruit and vegetables and drinking lots of water..just having a glass of water sitting by you at alltimes, you will be amazed at how often you reach for it and just sip on it. Still enjoy the meals you like say for lunch or supper and make the other two meals and snacks loaded with fruit and vegetables. I personally take a multi vitamin, drink lots of water and drink alot of green tea od various sorts green tea is very healthly and if you check it out can help with weight loss as well i have added a link below that may be of interest to you.

  21. QUESTION:
    What would be a healthy weight loss diet for me?
    I'm tired eating 850 - 1,000 and got super hungrey and ate over cause I got hungrey. So I am wondering how much to eat without getting hungrey but still lose weight. I'm 13 and I'm 5'2" and 109.7 lbs. Thanks.
    Like the smallest amount I can eat?

    • ANSWER:
      try www.sparkpeople.com - great FREE diet site that will answer all your questions.

  22. QUESTION:
    What is in the healthy weigh weight loss system shot?
    I went to this place called healthy weigh weight loss center and i have been taking an appetite control pill call phentrime(spelling) (it works) my next step is their shot. Has anyone heard about it or done it? How are the results?

    • ANSWER:
      Great Stuff - Lots of Energy
      Have been buying Sambazone capsules and tried other brands but they didn't do much. Ran across this one and like it so much better. Oh my gosh, took 1 and my energy level is great and the mind is focused. Mainly buy acai for the benefit of an antioxidant. This has got to be the best one I've tried yet.
      http://astore.amazon.com/weightloss014-20
      http://amzn.to/ascgzj

  23. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any healthy weight loss menus?
    I want to lose about 15 pounds, but I want to do this the healthy way. I've tried some different diets and lost but nothing that keeps it off. Any suggestions welcome.

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    Dieting Tips or a Healthy Weight Loss Plan to Lose 10 pounds?
    I am trying to lose 10 pounds and create a healthier lifestyle for myself and so I was wondering if anyone had an healthy tips that worked for them. FYI, I am not obese or even overweight, I am a college athlete and I want to lose weight and up my game to help improve my performance, not to mention look better so please no answers that just say get up off my butt, I already do that.

    • ANSWER:
      I recently discovered a web site (http://the-diet-solutions-program.org) that offers a free on-line video about a superb weight loss program. The video provides lots of informative content about how to lose 10% of unwanted fat in 30 days. The video made so much sense to me that I bought the book that the video is based upon.

      The "The Diet Solution Program" weight loss program described in the web site video appeals to me because it does not involve starvation. I can still enjoy foods, I just need to choose which ones are fat-burning and which ones prevent fat-burning. The video on the web site goes over these foods. The book is a wealth of information about these foods.

      The other reason I like this program is because it describes a diet that can easily be adopted into a lifestyle. Since it teaches how to lose weight by eating the right healthy foods, the fat is burned off naturally and stays off forever.

      I was surprised about some of the foods that I was eating that I thought were healthy but were really working against me. The video and the book were real eye-openers and have changed me for the better.

  25. QUESTION:
    what is needed to sustain healthy weight loss?
    im trying to lose fat atleast 2lbs/week as i am a bit over weight at the moment.
    Vitamins, fiber, protein, calories, can anyone give me a list? what kind of diets shows the fastest results without harming your body and losing muscles?

    • ANSWER:
      To sustain a healthy weight loss, you need muscle. To build muscle, you need to exercise and eat protein. After working out, you deplete glycogen so you also need carbs to replenish it. You need fiber to keep bowel movement free and get fuller faster.

      Good luck

  26. QUESTION:
    Can someone set me up a healthy weight loss plan and give advice?
    i weigh 280, im 6'1, and im a sophmore in high school... i need a workout plan monday through friday, and i need any advice you can give me to lose weight... i have alot of my exess weight in my abdomin area...
    i need a workout plan through sunday through saturday

    • ANSWER:
      There is nothing more frustrating than not achieving the goals you set for yourself. No matter if we talk about sports achievements, professional achievements or a weight loss program. Therefore, while setting the goals for yourself, you must be realistic, and take all circumstances into account. On the other hand, you should not be too conservative, because this will only slow your progress in achieving success at fat loss.

      So how will you set a realistic goals? Well, we'll start with eating an elephant! What? Eating and elephant? How? Why?! Good question: how? How would you eat an elephant? You can't eat it at once, right? You can't just swallow it, right? You can eat it as you normally eat a steak - piece by piece. Bite size pieces, I mean. And it's exactly the same when it comes to your goals. You can achieve great success at fat loss, step by step, and not trying to make too big steps at a time.

      You already know that healthy eating habits are essential for success at fat loss. On the other hand, it takes time to form a habit, so why not start now with the first step: breakfast. Get up early enough to have enough time to eat your breakfast in an enjoyable way, without hurry and stress. Just make this one commitment and stick to it for one week, then for another, and still another... This is a baby step, it's manageable, it's realistic. The next step would be planning the times of your meals during the day to fit your working routine.

      Your main goal is to lose that ugly fat, and get back to your lean, trim and fit body. Well, this is hell of an elephant, especially when you have also gathered pretty much fat around your belly. Again, we are going to eat this elephant piece by piece. The first step here is to find any old clothes that fit you when you bought them, but "shrunk" a bit (due to extensive washing?) over time. Find those jeans you bought a year or two ago, which are now a bit too tight. Try to put that piece of clothing on. Too tight, right? Oh, you can't even button it up... Hm... OK. Make this your first goal - lose enough fat to be able to wear those jeans again. If you don't have such old clothes at home, go to the nearest shop and ask the shop assistant to show you something one size smaller than you are. Try this on. Now make losing this one size your goal. Set the deadline of course. One month to start with? And when you reach this goal, make another smaller size your next one.

      The same concerns physical activity. If you haven't been active physically for a longer time, you cannot expect being able to do all the exercises correctly at the first time. You must accept your being slower, less flexible, and less enduring than you might wish to be. Participating in every training will change that for the better, and your bite-size goal may be just participation in the next training. With time, you won't even want to miss one. If you took up jogging, start with even with 10-15 minutes with strong commitment to add another 5 minutes every week.

      As you can see, you can divide a big task of losing excess fat into small steps, small goals that you can achieve on your way to success at fat loss. This concerns all aspects of fat loss, not only your eating habits and physical activity, but also learning the basics of good nutrition, keeping a regular journal, and doing it all systematically.

      Also never forget two important truths: you are not in this world to prove anything to anybody, and losing weight and fat is not a race. It means, that your bite-size pieces of your goal elephant can be as small as you wish, and you can take as much time to process them as you need. Loosing fat that you've been building around your belly for years requires time, so give yourself that time. Decide that you want to lose fat, show yourself how much you want to lose as your first step, and do the step. Then take another step, and another. But DO take those steps.

      Remember, you've been putting on weight for years, and you can't get rid of it in days. Accept the fact that you will need long weeks to get rid of your body fat in a healthy way. Let me repeat IN A HEALTHY WAY. And effective at the same time. So don't rush it. You want to be slim and trim and fit, and you can achieve it only in a step by step process.

  27. QUESTION:
    Eating tips for healthy weight loss?
    I'm trying to lose some weight the healthy way; by eating right and exercising more. I'm just looking for some tips on ways to eat healthy foods. For example; eating a piece of fruit for breakfast, or substituting certain foods for others. I'll take anything. I'm not being obsessive about it, but I'm just looking for some simple things I can do to lose some weight.

    Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      If you want something simple, you just follow these rules:
      1. Eat lots and lots of vegetables and fruits
      2. Eat less carbs, cholesterol, fat and oily meals.
      3. Exercise regularly

  28. QUESTION:
    What is healthy weight loss for a person that is 40 lbs overweight?
    I've been running between 25-35 miles per week, but am still only losing less than a pound per week on average.

    • ANSWER:
      Successful weight loss is dependent upon activity as well as proper nutrition. You need to look at what you are eating, and make sure you are eating enough. At least 2000 calories a day for you of proper real food, mainly low GI carbs, plenty of fruit and vegetables and adequate protein. If you drink beer or sodas, you have to stop! To lose a pound a week you need to create a daily deficit of 500 calories. One to two pounds per week should be your aim. I would suggest that you start to walk and not run so much, because you may be in the wrong heart rate training zone. 220 less your age is your predicted maximum heart rate. Calculate 65 to 75% of your max heart rate and stay in that zone for 40 minutes, 3 to 4 times a week. You just might be trying too hard, and actually overdoing it by burning the wrong fuel! You need to have a few total rest days. Medications can also affect weight loss. Relax a bit, it took time for those 40 lbs to accumulate and they're not all going to dissolve in a few months. Go visit a fitness centre if you can, they should be able to help you. They will have equipment to measure your heart rate zones.

  29. QUESTION:
    What is a healthy weight loss goal?
    I'm 17, 5'5", and 180lbs. My calculated ideal body weight is 130lbs. I'm not looking to be skinny i like some curves so what is a healthy goal for the New Year? Thats about 5 and a half months from now.

    • ANSWER:
      Usually, to lose a pound, you have to expend 3500 more calories than you eat. Some calories you burn just by daily living, but exercise will help speed that up. Then, a diet with lean meat, fruits and veggies is great. Hold off on the soda, chips, french fries, etc. You should be able to safely expend 500 more calories a day than you eat, that equates to one pound a week. (It will be quicker with more intense exercise). So, in 5 and a half months, you should be able to lose 25-30 pounds easily. Good Luck

  30. QUESTION:
    What is a healthy weight loss pill?
    I'm looking for a silk that is not harmful to my body. I don't have time to workout, so I need something to jump start me. Also, I will be eating a healthy diet.

    • ANSWER:
      Wow Amanda!
      Will you send me some money?
      Anyone that isn't going to make weight loss and health a priority and MAKE TIME to exercise, shop wisely, prepare their meal plans in advance, and focus on the goal of healthy weight loss is a prime target for the con atrists selling all the junk out there.
      Good luck.

  31. QUESTION:
    What is a healthy weight loss?
    I've decided to set some smaller short term goals for myself instead of the wopping 50lbs that i'd like to use. But i'm not exactly sure what a healthy number would be in a few weeks. I'm 5'3 171 lbs. I'd like to loose 50lbs but i want to pace myself because i have discovered in the past that you can just loose 50lbs so i want to set some short term goals for a better motivation.
    also....any tips and success stories are welcome.

    • ANSWER:
      1-2 pounds per week, some weeks will be more some less. Eat about 1000 -1200 calories per day exercise 4-5 days per week at least 30 minutes and try to incoporate weights it will help.

  32. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy weight loss or is it too fast?
    4 week ago I was 159 pounds. Today I'm 147 pounds. I'm female, 16, 5'10'' my bmi is about 21 which is normal. I feel like I'm losing weight too fast and 4 weeks ago, I was still at a healthy weight now I'm getting close to underweight since I'm tall with a wide frame.
    Is this a normal weight loss? How Can I keep the weight off and maintain?
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      It's a little fast, but it could be partly water weight, so you might see your weight increase a little when you return to a normal diet.
      If you want to maintain your current weight just ensure your daily calorie intake doesn't go higher then 2000 calories and keep your carbohydrates low.

  33. QUESTION:
    What are some good things to do that guarentee healthy weight loss? (like cutting sugar out from diet?)?
    If you cut all sugar, processed foods and bread, drinks roughly 8 glasses of water daily, rarely have meat (except lean medium rare steak occasionally) and dinner which mainly consists of vegetables, could you lose weight? What are some important things to do?

    • ANSWER:
      The only TRUE way to loose weight is the same thing doctors have been preaching for decades and it's free. You have to burn more calories than you take in. In short:

      EXERCISE!

  34. QUESTION:
    what are some healthy weight loss foods?
    i work out from 2 hours a day id just like to know what foods to eat if i wanted to lose weight. like, whats healthy? veges grilled chicken and fish....any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Pretty much all vegetables are good. Some have a little more calories than others but generally they have few calories and lots of fiber. Also, if you like bread or pasta, try to eat whole wheat and make sure they don't just "contain" wheat but actually are whole wheat. They not only have fiber and less processed grains, but whole wheat has been found to have other health benefits as well. Try to drink plenty of fluids but not juice or soda. Drink water, and if you don't like just plain water, drink flavored seltzer waters that don't have calories or very few. People don't realize it when they drink all their calories because they don't feel full. Turkey has less fat than chicken, and make sure you eat baked chicken or saute it in a small amount of olive oil and use seasonings for flavoring (i.e. spices, garlic, onions, etc.). Try to avoid too much salt because that can make you retain water. You do need some sodium in your diet though. That's it for now. Good luck.

  35. QUESTION:
    What is a healthy weight loss goal for 3 months?
    at the moment i am 5'8 and 140 pounds. and am completely unhappy with that. so i want to get in shape before high school, reinvent myself.

    i would really like to loose 15-20 pounds, but is that a reasonable goal for only 3 months?

    • ANSWER:
      yes i think that is a realistic goal good luck thats my goal to lose to

  36. QUESTION:
    For a healthy weight loss of 2 pounds a week, how often should I visit the gym?
    I have started eating 1500 cals a day as well. I'm 24, 5' 7 and 168 pounds (12 stone) is 3 times a week doing 90 mins of cardio sufficient or should I break it up and do the same exercise over more days?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to be working out atleast 3 times a week for atleast 60 min each time. That is a minimum, anything more is good too. Just no more than 6 days a week. And also dont do just cardio. Do half cardio and half weight training. Cardio with burn a lot of the calories, but so will the weight training as well as fat. Plus you muscles will get toned from the weights. Doing just cardio doesnt do much, you may drop the pounds but in the mirror it will compare nothing to if you add weight training in too. I work out 6 days a week, 30-45 min cardio and 60-90 min weight training. Im 20 5'7 started at 174 and now im 149. All within 2 months.

  37. QUESTION:
    What are some good ideas for a healthy weight loss breakfast?
    I am getting back on the horse after a horrific health ordeal that I went through recently that really opened my eyes to our health in general. I am only 23 and really need to exercise more. I am not overweight, but have shortness of breath and occasionally a pain in my abdomen which is do to a slightly fatty liver. What can I do to get me goin in the morning and get de-fatitize myself? LOL

    • ANSWER:
      -Egg beaters--scrambled or make an omlette with veggies (egg beaters is a 99% egg product with no cholestorol or fat like whole eggs have)
      -Non-fat or Low-fat cottage cheese--have it plain, on whole wheat toast, in an omlette, or with fruit mixed in.
      -Oatmeal with fresh fruit of your choice (bananas, strawberries, peaches etc)
      -Vegetarian "meat" products (they are lower in fat and cholesterol). I like the morningstar farms saussages and patties, or just regular gardenburgers. Try different brands to see what you like best.
      -non-fat or low-fat yougurt (with or without fresh fruit) is always good, and the yougurt is especially good for your digestive health.
      -Fruit is good in the morning because the sugars give you a natural boost in energy, and whole grains and fiber will fill you up for the day ahead. Also, vary your diet so your body gets all of the nutrients it needs. :)

  38. QUESTION:
    What are genuine healthy weight loss tips to follow?
    I am looking for natural products, which are also tasty.

    • ANSWER:
      general weight loss tips... food wise

      1. Consume more water

      2. ALWAYS Eat breakfast

      3. Dont eat food past 8pm

      4. Limit processed foods

      5. Dont drink juice, soda, gatorade, ONLY water

      just to name a few for beginners

  39. QUESTION:
    Has anyone used Healthy Inspirations weight loss centers?
    Please tell me your experiences, how much weight you loss, how much it cost.

    Please do not answer if you have not been to Healthy Inspirations.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.iwantsixpackabs.com/abs.html

  40. QUESTION:
    Poll: Would you subscribe to a web site about healthy weight loss if it didn't have crap ads all over it?
    I have been trying to find websites with accurate information about healthy foods and all I get are pages covered with bogus products, exercise machines, or magic diet pills. Sometimes you can't even find the article on the page it is so chopped up with ads.
    Or they want you to sign up for free and then fill your mailbox with crap e-mails.
    So would you pay a subscription fee for accurate uncluttered information?

    • ANSWER:
      Until the website offering accurate uncluttered information about healthy food prove that it DOES have quality health and weight loss information that I can use, I'm not paying a thing.

      I probably would if the health website offers a money back guarantee and has an easy opt-out feature from the subscription.

  41. QUESTION:
    Is eating Kentucky grilled chicken a good start to healthy weight loss?

    • ANSWER:
      anyway it is better then pork! :)

      if you really want to lose wight and fat then you should remember and do this:

      EVERYDAY RUN (WALK) + L-Carnitine + TAKE LESS CALORIES + LIPO-6 = 100% SUCCESS

      1) if you dint have then buy scales!!! that is the first thing to do!!

      2) run every 2 days for at least ~30 minutes or/and walk every day at least 5 km!

      3) L-Carnitine!!!

      L-Carnitine is a nutrient that helps the body turn fat into energy. It is produced by the body in the liver and kidneys and stored in the skeletal muscles, heart, brain, and sperm. Usually, the body can make all the carnitine it needs. Some people, however, may be deficient in carnitine because their bodies cannot make enough carnitine or transport it into tissues so it can be used. Some other conditions, such as angina or intermittent claudication, can also cause insufficient carnitine in the body, as can some medications.L-Carnitine is made in the body from the amino acids lysine and methionine. It increases the use of fat as an energy source by transporting fatty acids into the mitochondria, where they are ‘burned’ to release energy for body functions. It is available in several different forms including propionyl-L-carnitine and acetyl-L-carnitine. Propionyl-L-carnitine, through its enhancement of metabolism has been proven to prevent ischemia-induced heart dysfunction, and acetyl-L-carnitine has been suggested to delay the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. L-carnitine is found naturally in avocados, breast milk, dairy products, red meats (namely lamb and beef), and tempeh (fermented soybean product).

      L-carnitine should be taken one hour before you will exercise! (Also you can take L-carnitine with meals or 1 to 1-1/2 hours after meals!)

      L-Carnitine boosts energy by stimulating the body's burning of tryglycerides as fuel, and sparing the supply of glycogen stored in the liver for heavier exertion. During exercise, the body will burn fat at a rate of 75-80% of maximum exertion, thus less glycogen from carbohydrates is burned. L-carnitine
      allows the body to burn more fat, save more glycogen, and ultimately boost stamina and endurance. By providing more fat to the muscles, carnitine makes accessible an otherwise unavailable energy source.

      FAT + OXYGEN + L-CARNITINE = ENERGY

      5) you MUST change your diet!! start to use products with less fat, less carbohydrates! start count your calories! do not eat more than ~2000 per day and if you feel that you can reduce this number then do it!

      because if you will use L-Carnitine - you will get calories from your body fat too!! so better is to eat 2kg fruits then 1 cheeseburger...
      and drink more and more water!! REMEMBER - NO rice, NO pasta, NO pork, NO mayonnaise, NO sweets, NO candies, NO alcohol!!!!!
      MORE fruits, vegetables!!!

      6) also you should use some fat-burner! I had tried many of them but only one worked for me as fast as I wanted to! it was Lipo-6! I lost ~80 pounds in 3 months! No starvation!! only LESS CALORIES + Lipo-6 + L-Carnitine + EVERYDAY RUN (WALK) = SUCCESS!!!

      I do not know if any store carry Lipo-6 but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.healthbuy.com/product/overview/lipo6_weight_loss/?aid=749165

      It worked for me and my wife!

      and this method is working for my friends too!!

      just try it and I guarantee you 100% that you will lose wight!!!

      good luck!!!

  42. QUESTION:
    Is 10lbs a month healthy weight loss?
    I am 5'5" and 164 lbs-the heaviest I have ever been. Do you think 10 lbs a month is a healthy weight loss goal?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, healthy weight loss is about 2-4 lbs a week. =)

      So you are good to go ;D

  43. QUESTION:
    Any tips for healthy weight loss?
    For a while now I've been struggling to lose weight! I'm not like grossly fat or anything i just want to feel good about the way i look.I know I can do it I just lack motivation. Just wondering if anyone has any tips out there for a person like me? I'll admit I can be lazy sometimes and I'm not gonna go from couch potato to gym rat overnight. Also if anyone has any really good recipes for delicious snacks that are really good for you! My biggest problem is that I like to eat haha. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    Are their any healthy weight loss pills for teens? Quicktrim?
    Would quicktrim be healthy for a 16 year old? Any weight loss pills for teens? Weigjt loss advice? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      u really shouldnt take diet pills at that age but if u do try 2aday diet all the ingredients are 100% natural and pair it with the lingzin detox tea. u can still eat what u want just in moderation. calorie count and keep it to a 1500 calorie max

  45. QUESTION:
    Is any kind of protein supplement needed for healthy weight loss?
    Hi. I lost 39.5 in 6 months. I go to gym regularly. I just want to know is any kind of supplement is required ? I will skip a meal if I drink some supplement.

    Your input please. My target is total 110lbs. So approx, 70 lbs in next 12 months around.

    • ANSWER:
      Whole foods and a clean and diverse diet are always best, but Whey protein is a high performance functional food that can definitely aid in recovery and improve your immune function. And if a muscle is stimulated properly, whey can help repair and build new muscle tissue which can boost your metabolism and help you drop more fat.

      Make sure you use a pure whey protein with No artificial Sweeteners, No artificial Flavors, No artificial Fillers etc.

  46. QUESTION:
    What plan should I stick to for healthy weight loss?
    Hi! My doctor said I'm close to being at risk of being overweight. I'm 13 years old and I am 5 foot 4 inches tall. I'm not really fat but I' could be skinnier so I just started at about 137 pounds. In just a couple of days, I've gone down to 134 pounds. Please give me some advice and support! Thanks! <3

    • ANSWER:
      Please remember to be very careful about not getting enough nutrients! At any age, people need to be extremely careful to get enough nutrients. In fact, you should ask your parents/guardians about getting a multivitamin specifically for growing teenagers like you. Also, you should make sure to talk to your doctor about whatever plan you choose, since doctor's really know their stuff! Assuming you don't have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, one of the best things you can do is to include some low fat or non-fat dairy products like milk to give you calcium and vitamin D. Milk is especially important to help your bones grow when you are young. Also, remember to eat your vegetables and fruits!

      You could basically never gain weight eating vegetables and fruits. They are simply not very calorie dense, but they are nutrient dense! They give you huge amounts of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals, which is awesome! So, whatever you do, please don't skimp on things like protein, dairy, fruits, and vegetables. In fact, the only things you should totally skip are things like candy bars, soda, chips, and other junk foods. The reason why they are bad is because they have a large number of calories and little or no nutrients!

      Water is essential! Drink plenty of water every day! Not drinking water can make your stomach hurt, make you dizzy, make you tired, and make you feel awful! Always drink water whenever you feel thirsty! It is much better to drink water than to drink soda! If you want to drink something besides water, you should drink juices like orange juice or vegetable juice.

      So, the most important things to remember is to always have vegetables, fruit, dairy (unless you have an allergy), and water! Making sure you have enough protein (meat, soy, nuts, and beans) and some complex carbohydrates (pasta, rice, etc; whole grain or brown is best) and a little bit of good fat (nuts, beans, olive oil, olives) is also important. Basically, it is best to eat lots of different foods, especially fruits/vegetables. The only foods you can totally stop eating for good are sodas, chips, candy, and other junk food.

      Now, you can start writing down the food you eat and how much you eat into a journal. Then, you can take this journal with you to the doctor. The doctor can help tell you if you are eating in a healthy way. Please remember that you definitely need to eat! When people stop eating, or eat very little food, their bodies become very frail and unhealthy. Not to mention, people that lose weight by eating too little almost always gain that weight back plus some extra! Instead of not eating, simply eat more of the foods that are natural and healthy, and less junk food!

  47. QUESTION:
    What should i eat for a healthy weight loss diet?
    I'm 14, and I'm 107 pounds. I have some belly fat that i'm trying to lose, and hopefully a diet and jogging will help.

    Can i get any suggestions specifically for what i should eat for Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner?

    Thankyou.

    -Jas

    • ANSWER:
      My sister is your age and weighs a little more then you. So this is what she says she does. She eats a piece of wheat toast with light jam with a fruit for breakfast. Then some pretzels or crackers, or fruit as a snack if she gets hungry before lunch. For lunch she normally gets the healthiest thing the school has that day, and again a snack if she gets hungry. When she gets home from school she runs 2 miles, then does some sit ups and push ups. For dinner she mostly eats chicken or tuna meals, with sides, like broccoli with cheese, or any vegetables or salad. She does all this because she is on the track team and the Volleyball team, so she stays very fit. The main thing you need to know is, don't EVER starve yourself, you don't ever want to feel that hunger pain. You need to eat every 4 hours with a light snack in between, and if you run and exercise, you can pretty much eat what you want.

  48. QUESTION:
    What are some exercises I can do at home to promote healthy weight loss?
    Person with the most exercises that sound reasonable wins the ten points!

    • ANSWER:
      I love working out at home instead of the gym. Costs alot less and not all those germy exercise machines. Also, no embarrassment, haha!

      Somethings you cound do are:
      - Jump rope - this is the best workout ever! I do it everyday for at least 15 minutes and it keeps me really fit! You have to build up to it though. Start with 2 minutes and so on and so on, and soon you'll e able to go 30 min. + straight.

      - Squats

      -Jumping jacks

      -Burpees - these are really good and challenging. If you don't know what they are, look it up because it's a bit hard to explain.

      - Runnig/jogging around the block

      -Running up and down stairs

      - Just dancing to music

      - Put an obstacle on the floor and practice jumping over it as many times as you can with your feet together.

      - Sit ups, crunches, push ups, doing high kicks

      I mean you just have to be creative, there are so many ways you can utilize your body and the things around you to become fit. Good luck!

  49. QUESTION:
    I am looking for a HEALTHY weight loss plan that will help me lose about 25lbs in a six month period.?
    Does anyone have any success stories about what worked for them? I am very serious about being healthy and am not sure how to go about it. There are so many choices out there! Ladies...I need help!

    • ANSWER:
      Three steps that have really helped me are dieting, exercising, and the correct weight loss supplement for losing weight. Focus on those three things and you will lose weight considerably. I exercise 30 mins a day along with taking Proactol, a natural weight loss supplement that I saved money on at theweightlossplace.com

      Good luck and stay focused = )

  50. QUESTION:
    Any tips/workouts for a fast but healthy weight loss?
    I'm fourteen, 5'3", and I weight 138 lbs. I'm really trying to lose some weight without going on an extreme diet or using pills and whatever. I want to lose weight in my thighs and around my stomach, mostly. Sometimes I go for a run, and I plan on starting to go to the gym in the mornings with my mom. But I just want some simple ab/thigh workouts that have good results.

    • ANSWER: