A List Diet 10 Principles

A Diet Chart is a guide to a list of foods to be eaten, along with their quantities. This is prescribed on the basis of any particular condition, such as disease, disorder and so on. The primary concern for a diet chart is the individuals weight, height, body mass index and sex.

1. A good diet chart acts as a self explanatory guide, to the individual who uses it. It is easy to follow and fails to require any kind of technical help for explanation of the same.

2. It indicates the amount of food to be consumed in terms of numbers, servings or sizes. For example, fruits are referred to by their sizes and numbers, whereas other foods such as cereals, pulses and so on are given in terms of number of servings. Glasses or cups are used to refer to beverages, yoghurt and other liquids.

3. In addition, a diet chart also lists down the various foods to be avoided and the foods that should be taken in restricted amounts with their quantities.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Lipodrene with 25mg Ephedra?
    I'm 17 years old, very mature for my age, very smart when it comes to dealing with my health. Totally clean, I don't drink, smoke, etc. Very involved in school.

    Female, About 5'10, used to play softball so I have a lot of muscle, yet I do have quite a bit of fat that I've been trying to lose. I weigh somewhere around 185.
    I work at a Smoothie Factory. We sell the diet supplement Lipodrene with 25mg Ephedra (Yellow). A guy that I worked with told me that it was basically crack deguised as a diet supplement, lol. I've been researching the supplement, and I have yet to read something that relates to that statement. All I have read about is how well it works!

    Have you taken this supplement before?
    What were the side effects you experienced if any?
    What were your results?
    How long did it take to see the results?
    What kind of diet/excersise plan do you follow? Do you think it had anything to do with the result you saw while taking the supplement?

    Also, one of the biggest concerns I have is whether or not this supplement would show up on a random drug test. At my school, we have a random drug test about once a month, and for some reason I am usually on the list. At least last year I was. But like I said, I am very involved, so, because of the Ephedra, if this supplement is going to show up on a drug test, I would rather not take the chance in taking it and testing positive for drug use and losing all my leadership positions.

    Please help if you can! Thank you!

    If not, what is your opinion on the supplement?
    1 hour ago - 1 week left to answer.
    Additional Details
    Alright for the ones who answered, thanks, and I probably should have mentioned this...I work out almost everyday, whether it be running, dancing, strength training, playing a sport, spinning, yoga, pilates, you name it I do it. I actually DO eat healthy, I don't eat junk food, and I know the basic principles of a healthy lifestyle. Thank you for the sarcastic answers. I'm wondering about the SUPPLEMENT. My mom has a thyroid issue, my dad has diabetes. I'm the healthiest one in my family. For some reason, nothing I do seems to be working, so I'm looking for a supplement for assistance. If someone could tell me about the SUPPLEMENT itself, not my lifestyle, that would be great, thanks. :)

    • ANSWER:
      I know for a fact that Ephedra is illegal to ship to the States (I live in Canada) in it's pure form. That may be something to raise your eyebrow at.

      I have also heard amazing things about it, but with those things comes the long list of side effects and deaths which is why the FDA is all over it. Apparently they banned the pure stuff late 2003 and all the supplements now that apparently have minimal traces of Ephedra in them are just knockoffs.

      I would also like to point out that ephedrine is an illegal substance that is set by Olympic committees and the World Anti-Doping Agency.

      Those are my [FAQ-ANSWER].02.

  2. QUESTION:
    tell me if this speech sounds good?
    i have an assignment to persuade channel 10 to put Woman's Weekly on tv. It has to be a 4 minute speech with a power point which i haven't done it. Read what i have and would be great if you could add some more to help me :D
    Mr Blah, Mrs Blah and other channel 10 executives.
    My name is blaahhhhblaaahhh and I am the editor in chief of Woman’s Weekly. On behalf of Woman’s weekly editors I thank you for giving us the opportunity to introduce this concept for a television program to fill the current evening slot of 7:00-8:00pm
    Our magazine, Woman’s Weekly when transferred to a TV show will be the greatest success channel 10 will hold.
    W.W is mostly read by women and girls over the ages of 12 so will appeal to a wide audience.
    Our magazine is listed as one of the most popular magazines in Australia. Over 20 thousand copies are sold per edition.
    The line up for most nights will have human interest stories, celebrity news, travel, cooking and diet and health features. 95% of women enjoy watching these types of shows. We will put together all these shows in one informative and enjoying program.
    Currently TV and electronic devices are the principle forms of communication. For the general public television is the effortless way to receive information. Therefore we propose that having Woman’s Weekly on television will certainly be a convenient way for our customers to access our content.
    The amount of information the viewers will receive watching our television program will be much greater than through a magazine. Live TV is much more exciting, spontaneous and engaging. Imagine an in interview with a survivor of a natural disaster. They tell their story from first hand experience. It will be honest, emotional and captivating.
    Since our magazine is already well known, if it was advertised as joining channel 10, most certainly everyone of those 20 thousand readers and more would view it.
    Exposure for our advertising clients will be increasing enormously through TV advertising. For this reason our present client will continue to advertise with us in the electronic media as they realize the financial and business advantages.
    When Woman’s Weekly was established TVs weren’t invented, there was only written media.
    We are here today to convince you that Woman’s Weekly needs to get out of the dark ages and into the 21st century.
    We are 120% sure Woman’s Weekly will be extremely successful on channel 10.

    Thank you for your time.

    please help me! :D xxxxx
    i dont think its 4 minutes D:

    • ANSWER:
      I like your speech. I might recommend you tone down the "greatest success ever" and "120%" stuff as a little too much. But otherwise it sounds good.


A List Diet

So you have heard about a negative calorie diet where you can eat food but lose calories! Pretty amazing but we all know negative calorie diets are more complicated than that. It takes good organization skills to make this diet work and at it's core you need to know exactly what foods are the best and should be included more often, those than are not too bad in terms of calories and those that you should avoid like the plague! To help you develop your plan here is a free list of negative calorie foods to help you on your way!

Apple - A great snack all the time and can be used creatively in salads
Apricots - good with breakfast cereals
Artichokes
Asparagus

Beets - can be made as sweet or sour recipes
Blackberries - a good snack and an essential part of a fruit salad
Broccoli - One of my favorites, can be enjoyed a bit crunchy or steamed
Brussel sprouts
Buffalo fish - Fish have a lot of other great nutritional advantages too

Cabbage - great for sauerkraut
Cantaloupe
Carrot - don't dismiss the humble carrot as a snack if you don't have an apple either
Cauliflower - another great vegetable like broccoli
Celeraic - an unusual vegetable and some say an acquired taste. Great in a stir fry.
Celery Chicory
Celery Root

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can anyone help me to get Diabetic Diet List?
    My mother is a diabetec patient. She was having 329 in beginning but her restricted food intakes & proper medications help her to reduce it to 149 within 5 months. She always ask before eat anything, means she always suspicious about food. Could anyone help me to get the proper diet list for her?

    • ANSWER:
      On going research at NIN in Hyderabad has proved that Jowar / Sorghum is suitable food for people suffering from Diabetic. Instead choose whole grains like millet, especially Jowar.

      Jowar or Sorghum grain is rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals apart from having a sufficient quantity of carbohydrates (72%), proteins (11.6%) and fat (1.9%). Starch is the major constituent of the grain. Jowar is also an important source of nutraceuticals including antioxidants such as cholesterol-lowering waxes.

      Here’s the Sorghum Nutrition Facts

      Protein: 11.60%

      Fat: 1.90%

      Minerals: 1.6 (ml/100g)

      Fibre: 1.60%

      Dietary fibre: 12.69%

      Carbohydrates: 72.60%

      Energy: 349 (K cal)

      Calcium: 25 (mg/100g)

      Phosphorus: 222 (mg/100g)

      Iron: 4.1 (mg/100g)

      (Source: Nutritive value of Indian foods, NIN, Hyderabad)

  2. QUESTION:
    On the core food weight watchers diet list can i really eat as much brown rice & whole wheat items i wnat?
    i would like to start this core diet, what is a good site that really explains this? I find it too good to be true to be able to eat carbs!

    • ANSWER:
      No. The plan states that whole wheat pasta, brown rice, and potatoes are limited to ONE meal per day. Bread is not a core food.

      Don't forget - core only works if you know how to stop eating when you are satisfied... BEFORE you are stuffed!! If you find portions sizes a problem, the flex plan may work better for you :)

      Try attending a meeting or visiting the free message boards at weightwatchers.com (or .ca in Canada) to get more info, booklets and stuff to help with your success.

      Good Luck!!

  3. QUESTION:
    Can you give me a whole day diet list (from morning to night) for losing weight?
    I am South Asian female, age 27, height 61 inch, weight 56 kg. Please give diet list considering my country.

    • ANSWER:
      you can try our product.

      Slim And Trim. A food supplement which will help you lose weight.

      Our manufacturer is Nature's Way.

      This is our site. Thanks
      http://www.allianceinmotion.com/philippines/products.html

  4. QUESTION:
    Please give me a good diet list for my bearded dragon?
    My bearded dragon is about 5 inches long. Give me a scheldule of what to give him every other hour. Thank youuu!:)

    • ANSWER:
      Greens:
      alfalfa- staple
      bok choy-occasional
      escarole-occasional
      cilantro-occasional
      dahlia-great treat
      dandelion greens-staple
      collard greens-staple
      endive-staple when mixed with others
      hibiscus-great treat
      kale-occasional
      mustard greens-staple green
      nasturtiums-great treat
      parsley-occasional
      spinach-occasional
      swiss chard-occasional
      turnip greens-staple
      watercress-staple

      Fruits:
      apples
      banana
      blackberries
      cactus leaves(prickly pear)
      cantaloupe
      grapes
      honeydew melon
      kiwi fruit
      mango
      papaya
      peaches
      pears
      raspberries
      strawberries
      watermelon

      Vegetables:
      acorn squash
      asparagus
      bell peppers
      broccoli
      butternut squash
      carrots
      cucumber
      green beans
      kabocha squash
      okra
      parsnip
      pumpkin
      rutabaga
      snap peas
      spaghetti squash
      yellow squash
      yucca root(cassava)
      zucchini

      Good luck!
      The fruits and veggies are either staple or occasional
      You can look the up on the site in the sources box just type in on your search bar www.fireandicedragons.com they have care sheets and they also have the food chart under nutrition but im sure you'll find it! Hope this helps,Abbie

  5. QUESTION:
    Can anyone list diet COLAS that don't contain Aspartame?
    I've been looking for something similar to Diet Pepsi or Pepsi Max, a Diet Cola drink without Aspartame. Not orange, grape, anything fruit, etc...a COLA. Is there one out there? I'm having trouble finding any. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    Looking for a meal planning site with customization, shopping list and diet features?
    I've checked out a few popular meal planning sites, but none of them are quite what I'm looking for. I'm looking for an automated meal planner (so that it populates itself based on my preferences) which allows me to swap out meals that I'm not too keen on, provides a shopping list, and considers dietary information (such as calories per day). Ideally, the shopping list would be optimized for the week (so I'm not buying groceries that are completely separate from each day's meal recommendations). I'm willing to pay for such a site.

    • ANSWER:
      Give All Recipes a try. They have Weight Watchers and diet recipes on their site They also have when you chose a recipe it can be converted into a shopping list. I hope this is what you're looking for.

  7. QUESTION:
    Can someone list diet tips for me?
    Anything that will help me lose weight in a healthy way.
    i.e. drink 8 glasses water a day, do 30 minutes of exercise a day, etc
    what else is there to do...?

    • ANSWER:
      an hour of exercise, dont eat late.

  8. QUESTION:
    can you guys and girls give me a list of diet type foods?
    i exercise all the time but i don't see any result on my abs. i read around and many people say you need a good diet. i don't wanna go on any of those jenny greg bullshit things so.... i dont wanna become fat at the age of 12 so... just a list of diet type food for breakfast, lunch and dinner please.
    1. i dont like celery...
    2. i dont like oatmeal... lol
    3. i dont like special k..... im picky i no

    4. i just want to look better and have abs. if dieting and exercise is what i need than thats what ill do. ive got the exercising down but now i gotta learn to diet. im ok now but i gotta learn more.

    btw this is what i eat usually

    BreakFast - cereal, frenchtoast, toast

    Lunch - i don't really eat lunch but sometimes mac and cheese when i get home from school

    Dinner - chicken, mac and cheese, hamburger helper, soup, pasta, french fries from supermarket
    fish i don't like either

    • ANSWER:
      breakfast,
      fruit, oatmeal, special k cereal, green tea

      lunch,
      deli sliced turkey, grapes, watermelon, salad without dressing

      dinner
      chicken, vegetables, brown rice, soup

  9. QUESTION:
    does anybody know a diet list that doesnt cost anything and can make me loose at least 5 pounds a week?
    I really want to loose weight fast im 15 my weight is 10 stone and im ''5 7'' does anybody know a diet plan that doesnt cost anything and can make me loose weight fast

    • ANSWER:

  10. QUESTION:
    I need a special diet list for FSGS disease?
    i need to know what i can eat can someone please send me a list of foods i can and cant eat?

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    I am on a diet i apply the list that doctor gave me ?
    But there is a problem because of journal that i have to do i couldnt keep the meal times so i didnt eat some of them during this week it was ok for me to go on with diet its my 6th day and i feel terribly hungry .Should i eat more than what my diet list writes for just one day of a week? If yes,what should it be i thought a good salad with egg,or a diet corn flake with raisin.Egg and raisin arent allowed in my list
    i am 73 kg ,i have a height of 1.77 metres but there is abig problem nowadays i cant prevent myself from eating so i have to do a diet so i think i am doing a sensible thing in that situation,i cant swim because a swimming pool needs a lot of money and i would nt like to be alone if a friend have the same idea it would be better .I am planning to join a dance club that oour universty set for us free
    Bikin No i am not a good bikecycler and there isnt a suitable street or place i can bike
    sorry not bikecycler bike rider should be better
    'it is a fight',thank you for your advice they are really important .
    i think i should follow that diet but alternatives would be better as girly said

    • ANSWER:
      If you have a list, stick to the list. If you miss some of the meals don't eat things that aren't on the list. If eggs and raisins aren't on the list don't eat them. A salad is ok. Maybe you could eat something like sugarfree jello. As the doctor before you add something. But, I would say a salad is usually ok. There is usually a reason why eggs aren't on a diet and raisins are very bad, as they have a lot of calories.
      Follow the diet and in the long run you will be happy.

  12. QUESTION:
    Are these foods good for a diet?
    OK heres my list...
    diet coke or coke zero?
    light buttered popcorn?
    sugerfree hard candies (like lolliepops)?
    I heard this are good (and I have them often) but i for some reason feel like they aren't good...you know that feeling after you indulge in a chocolate cake, i feel guilty. Should i?

    • ANSWER:
      diet coke is just as bad as regular coke....
      good foods include: nuts, tomatos, garlic, pomegranates, vegetables. whole wheat bread make sure it say 100% whole wheat....

  13. QUESTION:
    I need to know a list of diet books but not just and type of diet book.?
    I need a list of diet books, they can be vegetarian or not. Just telling me the basics about healthy recipes and most importantly what foods to stay away from.

    • ANSWER:
      *Good Food: 101 Healthy Eats by Jane Hornby
      *Healthy Food by Lesley Waters
      *Indian Every Day: Light, Healthy Indian Food by Anjum Anand
      *The Healthy Food Directory: Eat Your Way to Health by Michael Van Straten
      *Good Mood Food: Simple, Healthy, Home Cooking by Donal Skehan and Jocasta Clarke
      *The Food Doctor Diet by Ian Marber
      *Gordon Ramsay's Healthy Appetite by Gordon Ramsay

  14. QUESTION:
    can u make me a diet list for 3 days?
    and i'll just rotate them... and what kind of work outs should i be doing so dat i start to lose weight!
    i hardly sweat a tear i do drink water but for some reason i dont sweat that much why?

    • ANSWER:
      I ate like a pig on the low carb thing and even to this day am so thin the veins in my arms show like when I was a teenager. My BP is great along with my blood sugar and blood lipids. Stay away from anything white. No white bread, rice, potatoes, milk, etc. Eat lots of greens and protein out the butt being Salmon, and chicken breast and the like. You'll drop weight, trust me. If you start to crave sweets there's tons of deserts you can make for yourself using stevia. Try it.

  15. QUESTION:
    What's a good fiber diet or list of good fiber foods?
    I need more fiber in my diet. Can someone please help me I'm trying to lose wight. And i heard fiber is a good way to drop some pounds. I need a list of FIBER Foods.

    • ANSWER:
      Fiber One is always good, also fruits like apples have loads of fiber, any kind of beans oatmeal, etc.. Just be careful though because eating too much fiber will cause you to be gassy and bloated and uncomfortable so slowly introduce and don't lose too much weight either.

  16. QUESTION:
    help come up with a diet shopping list for specific needs?
    Is there a website that can tell me what i should get for a low calorie diet to tone my thighs and abs or a diet plan in general. im really young, 16, and im not fat, but i wanna be tighter. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Check a BMI calculator to set your weight goal.

      http://www.aarp.org/health/healthyliving/bmi_calculator/?CMP=KNC-360I-GOOGLE-HEA&HBX_PK=bmi_calculator
      Your BMI should be between 19 and 25.
      http://www.aarp.org/health/healthyliving/bmi_calculator/?CMP=KNC-360I-GOOGLE-HEA&HBX_PK=bmi_calculator

      You should find exercise that fits into your daily routine, like walking to school, bicycling to the grocery store, and hiking through a local park. Try to perform these moderate exercise activities for at least an hour every day. Eat more fruits and vegetables, since these are both filling and filled with the nutrients that your body needs.

      Let me give you a summary of my meals in a typical day:

      Breakfast: A high-fiber cup of oatmeal, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. A pint of coffee or green tea.

      Alternatively, a high-protein scrambled egg with an Anaheim or Pasadilla pepper, a handful of mushrooms, and half-cup of cheese, with a topping of Greek or Italian spices. Two bananas.

      Lunch: Snacking and a meal at work is one orange and two apples; ten-grain, flax-meal, psillium home-made crackers with a half-cup of spreadable soft feta; a half-cup of cinnamon-sugar almonds; a pint of coffee; a quart of water.

      Alternatively, a soup of clam chowder with a half-cup of added mixed seafood such as clams and octopus or split pea soup; dried figs and apricots to satisfy hunger between meals; a half-cup of cayenne-coated sunflower seeds; a quart of water.

      Dinner: A half-head of lettuce with thousand island or blue cheese dressing. Two bananas with a glass of milk. Two cups of herbal tea.

      Alternatively, a high-fiber, multi-grain and flax meal pasta with red sauce, adding mushrooms, peppers, bok choi, and a few black olives. Another meal is stir-fry vegetables in a ginger terriyaki or vegetable spring rolls with duck sauce. A cup of brown rice or wild rice, not a true rice, as a high-fiber side dish is very filling with green tea or herbal tea.

      My daily exercise routine is 16 miles of biking, unless the weather is nasty. If the weather is bad, I run 4 miles a day with a backpack. On my days off work, I usually hike about 5 miles in winter due to snow on my paths and 10 miles in summer. Try to do at least an hour of moderate exercise per day, which can be a commute to pick-up groceries, get to work or school, or a hike in a park or neighborhood.

      Look-up healthy eating and other topics related to your health at WebMD as well:

      http://www.webmd.com/default.htm
      http://www.webmd.com/diet/default.htm
      The best colon cleaners: strawberries, bananas, oatmeal, apples, psyllium husk powder, and flax meal. If these do not work, try a cheap laxative like generic calcium polycarbophil or sennosides. If you still want to pay more for roughly the same effects, try "Acai Berry Cleanse" or Cellular Research Formula "Colon Clear" and "Total Body Purifier." Buy a juicer and pulp apples and other fruits. Make vegetarian stir fry and serve over rice. All of these are safe and effective purifiers.

      Healthy Homemade Multi-Grain Crackers [Fenske Recipe]
      1 c. Gluten Flour
      1 c. Red Mills 8-Grain Flour
      2 T. Flax Meal
      2 T. Psillium Husk Powdered
      2 T. Olive Oil
      1 T. Sugar
      2 t. Salt
      1 pkt. Yeast

      After thoroughly stirring the dry ingredients, add 3/4 c. of warm water and stiffen dough as needed with more flour.

      Use Red Mills 10-Grain "Cereal" and coarse sea salt on the board and roll-out the dough into a thin layer and cut into pieces.

      Spread olive oil on a baking pan or stone before 425° for 15 minutes.

      Fish Wrap [Fenske Recipe]
      2 T. Olive Oil
      1 t. Italian or Greek spices
      1 Tilapia fillet
      1 Salmon fillet
      2 t. Parmesan
      4 T. Mozarella
      4T. "Miracle Whip" or tartar sauce
      1/2 t. Coarse sea salt
      1 T. Pistacio/Almond chopped
      2 Slices of "Eating Right" turkey bacon

      Mix ingredients in a bowl. Melt in microwave. Fill a multi-grain burrito wrap.

      Additional chopped bok choi and lettuce can be added to the wrap.

  17. QUESTION:
    what is the food list for feingold diet?
    i want a list of foods to avoid and a list of foods good to give my 2yr old who has adhd. i will not pay for the list i just want a simple list of foods. i dont want info on diet i want the list of foods. thank you.
    please leave a LIST of FOODS. for example: NO kool-aid & Acceptable: bannanas.

    • ANSWER:
      The Feingold diet eliminates these:

      Artificial (synthetic) coloring
      Artificial (synthetic) flavoring
      Aspartame (Nutrasweet, an artificial sweetener)
      Artificial (synthetic) preservatives BHA, BHT, TBHQ

      Have you also looked into gluten free? As a child I was put on the Feingold diet for ADD and it didn't help. The only thing that has ever helped has been going gluten free.

      Edit: I thought it was pretty obvious. You avoid prepackaged, overly processed crap that most parents feed their kids today. Basically if it comes in a box, question it, read the ingredients and then decide. Whole fruits and veggies are always great snacks. Meals and the occasional treat should be home made, preferrably using ingredients made from scratch.

  18. QUESTION:
    What should i put on my shopping list for a diet?
    i'm 15 pounds overweight and i really want to lose atleat 10 before thanksgiving (so then i can eat it back lol) but seriously. My mom and i will star weight watchers online but i really want some help on what to add to my shopping list. Also if you have any healthy alternatives for foods i would love to hear it !

    • ANSWER:
      ive recently lost 20 lbs. (im 16, 5'4'', went from 132 to 110, still losing)
      here's a list of the foods i practically survive on, i dont stray too much from this list:
      egg whites
      veggies (lettuce,cucumber, tomato, squash, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, sweet potatoes, occasionally a baked potato..eat salsa with it instead of dressing.. spinache, corn, green beans, etc etc etc, you get the idea
      fruits (strawberries, pears, apples, pineapples, peaches, plums, oranges, apples, bananas, mango, grapes, cherries, blueberries,cantalope, watermelon, honeydew etc)
      chicken breast (baked or grilled..never fried)
      turkey breast
      fish
      shrimp
      crab
      lobster
      tofu and soy bean products are great, and TASTY!
      veggie burgers!
      eat turkey burgers instead of hamburgers.
      limited amounts of brown rice (never white), whole wheat bread(never white), whole wheat pasta(never the regular spaghetti noodle kind)
      fiber one cereal is great to flush you out.
      cherries is low calorie (be sure to get the whole grain kind though)
      plain oatmeal is great
      non fat yogurt (dannon is the least calorie, and greek yogurts are the healthiest)
      i drink only water (i eat cereal plain, but if you use milk, use non fat)
      no sodas, or sugary drinks)
      green tea is good though
      if you want other drinks, crystal lite is very low calorie and tastes great
      nuts are good, sparingly, because they are high in calorie, but very healthy
      peanut butter is filling, healthy, and full of protein, but use sparingly because its high in calorie
      if you use jam, use smuckers sugar free (same taste, but 1/5 the calories)
      use mustard instead of mayo or ketchup
      avacodoes are good on occasion..but limit them because theyre high in calories
      dont eat too much bread, rice, pasta, because its high calories, but use wheat when you do
      instead of ice cream, eat sugar free frozen yogurt
      if you want dessert, eat a fiber one bar..under 150 calories, tons of fiber, and taste like a candy bar!! (the chocolate mocha is my favorite, but peanut butter, and apple struesel are close behind!)
      salsa is a good low calorie food, i love it on pototoes, eggs, etc.
      if you need any help, just email me! i'm more than happy to help!
      good luck!

  19. QUESTION:
    Can someone list an Atkins Diet Induction Menu?
    I want to start the Atkins diet and I need to find foods that I can eat for the induction phase. If you have a complete menu for at least a week I would really appreciate it. I don't want to have to buy the Atkins Diet food products or suppliments.

    • ANSWER:
      I have not read the book recently, but to the best of my memory, the induction phase includes foods that do not have any carbohydrates. Basically, you can have meat, fish, poultry, eggs, butter, mayonnaise and that is about it.

      This is a relatively unsafe diet and you really should be very careful with it. Be sure to take a good vitamin.

      You may also be able to search for it through one of the search engines like yahoo, google, or even ask.com.

      Good luck

  20. QUESTION:
    can someone make me a diet list that i can lose weight?
    im 14 and im trying to lose weight i need a list for the week

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    Where can I get a list of food diet items I need to change to due to health reasons?
    I just found out that I have a really bad fatty Liver & Pancreas. The doctor said I have to change my whole diet. I am 46 years of age, where do I start? I have been eating the same things all my life!
    Also I know that exercise is important as well but at this time I can hardly walk & they will be doing a hip replacement for that.
    Also, I do NOT consume any alcohol !!

    • ANSWER:
      i was about your age when I was diagnosed with diabetes, and you now have a very large learning curve ahead of you. there is no list, but you can find out what you need to know by talking to your doctor.
      Also check out the link below for detailed info.
      It took me about 2 years to learn what to eat and how to translate dietary information on food product packaging...but a basic idea is to eat foods with less than 10% sugar and foods with a high fiber content, also low carb foods as carbs are sugars

  22. QUESTION:
    can someone show me a list of diet food i need to eat?
    i need a list or something that i need for my diet when i get hungry

    • ANSWER:
      Remember: Every food is a "diet" food if you're exercising.
      Fruits: Apples, pears, oranges, (put a slice of lemon in your water), watermelon, cherries, blueberries, grapes, raspberries (packed with fibre), and strawberries.

      Vegetables (preferably raw with natural/low fat peanut butter, low fat hummus, or fat free ranch. can be steamed or cooked, etc): Celery, broccoli, grape-tomatoes, carrots, beets, lettuce, spinach

      Dairy: Fat free milk, low fat cheese, low fat yogurt, egg whites

      Meat: Fish, chicken, crab or imitation crab

      Grains: Whole grain breads, cereals, and pasta.

      Treats: Weight watchers ice cream (packs 140-200 calories), nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts), berries and fat free whipped cream (maybe about 100-240 calories), propel and vitamin water, breakfast bars (90 calories), raisin bread (70 per slice)

  23. QUESTION:
    can any one make a zone diet day to day of what to eat list??
    can any one make a personal diet and say what to eat and i go to the gym everyday and im going to start working out tripple what i do now so jsut need help on the diet part..please help if you can be email or leaving ur email if you know how to make diet list....

    • ANSWER:
      Raw vegetable diet. Raw; carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, lettus, cabbage, radishes, you name it. If it's a raw vegetable, you can eat it. eat apples, oranges and bananas too each day but not many (too much sugar). Then to make sure you get protein I would eat two cans of tuna and a whey protein drink each day. Walk for a couple of hours and ride the stationary bike while you watch TV or read. Drink plenty of water and take a multi vitamin just to be sure you are not starving yourself of nutrients. The thing about raw vegetables is that it takes about as much energy to digest them as you get from them. I mean we are not rabbits so our system is not so good at using them for energy. You can add working with weights and add an extra can of tuna and 3 slices of wheat bread 1/2 slice every 2 hours. The body needs carbs to burn fat because it uses the carbs to run the fat burning process.

      There is a book called Nutrition For Dummies. You spend a good deal of time with that book and you will know it all.
      Try Fitness For dummies too if you want to know about working out.
      The diet I described was extreme, and should not be followed unless you are ready to be ruthless about your weight loss. It required a constant battle with cravings for sweets and simple carbs. I could have mugged somebody for their doughnut. If you are not really hard core it would be much better to just eat right and lose weight slowly.

  24. QUESTION:
    Looking for a diet in the July 2007 magazine of First magazine?
    This diet is suppose to help with a syndrome called the 'Leaky Gut Syndrome', if anyone can give me the 7 day diet listed in this magazine that would be awesome. Also must list the ingrediants for the soup and the shake. Thanks..easy 10 points.

    • ANSWER:
      http://curezone.com/dis/1.asp?C0=205

  25. QUESTION:
    i am a 32 year old, having diabitis of type 2 and taking tablets. can any one tell the diet list?
    means which type of food, vegies, fruits shud be taken,
    i am an south indian

    • ANSWER:
      Try the pages below on basics about your diet.

  26. QUESTION:
    Making a shopping list, going on Vietnamese diet, need a little help?
    I need a basic grocery shopping list for a vietnamese diet. what site lists these or can anyone give me some help?

    • ANSWER:
      i dont know if this will help

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/mostof_vietnameseflavours.shtml

  27. QUESTION:
    Whats a good diet list and exercise to lose 50lbs.cause I want to lose it by summer.?

    • ANSWER:
      Make a food diary, look at what the fat content is. remove about 90% of your fat calories. You're more likely to stick to it if you eat basically the same as always just with less fat. And try to walk as often as possible.

  28. QUESTION:
    i daily go to gym.list me a proper diet.?
    hi,frnds i go to gym but over there an diet list is not been listed,
    pls anybody can give me a proper diet for growing my body and mass.

    • ANSWER:
      Your gym. operator can give you the details

  29. QUESTION:
    can you please give me a diet list of 1500 calories a day?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, it depends on what you like :)
      Im on a diet ATM and i just look at the packets for calories.

      So say so far today i have had a 150 kcls breakfast & a 400 kcls lunch so, so far ivehad 550 kcls.

      Ive looked at the stuff. Now i have 750 kcls left until 8.30- when im gonna stop eating, and now its about 2.20.

      What im trying to say loll is that we dont really need to give you a diet plan, just calculate the calories quickly :)

      UNLESS you really want to follow one look online :)

  30. QUESTION:
    what part of my listed diet could trigger a recent laxative effect?
    Yesterday
    Breakfast - Chocolate protein shake with raspberries and water
    snack - dip and biscuits
    lunch - vegetable and chicken soup
    snack - more soup
    dinner -Fish and salad

    Today
    Breakfast - Chocolate protein shake with raspberries and water
    Snack - apple
    Lunch - pasta salad

    I've also been having multivitamins
    1 teasoon of garlic daily
    and 2 litres of water daily

    • ANSWER:
      Protein shake. lol

  31. QUESTION:
    add to my diet list ?
    eggs , fish, apples, oranges, watermelon, chicken, almonds, grapefruit, cheese
    im going on a diet add to my list of things i can eat

    • ANSWER:
      Diet is such a dirty word. In fact it's the kind of word / language that sets you up for failure because it leads to limitations which are usually entirely unrealistic. The minute you make certain foods "restricted" and try to completely cut them out of your life you're setting yourself up to crave them a minimum of twice as much as you used to. (And that's not even mentioning that things like dark chocolate or wine both have proven nutritional benefits.)

      You can eat *anything* you want and still lose weight (if that's what your goal is) so long as you eat in moderation and add a bit more exercise / activity to your week. From what you listed it sounds to me more as if what you're trying to do is eat in a more healthy way, which is wonderful and I wish you the very best of luck in doing that.

      What I would personally add to your list of healthier food choices: vegetables!! Lots more vegetables (though use veggies such as corn and potatoes in moderation as they're much higher in starch than, say, squash), and definitely more fruits. If you like them add a few avacados to your week, they have a lot of uses (tossed in salads and soups, spread on a sandwich rather than mayo*, etc). You should aim for eating five or six portions of veggies and fruits per day - I personally try to make that work out as four veggies and two fruits, as fruits are higher in sugars.

      *That reminded me - condiments! A lot of people overlook condiments when they're making dietary changes. Ketchup, although mostly tomatoes, has a lot of sugar in it. Mayo has a lot of fat. Mustard on the other hand has very little of both and is low in calories and high in taste - something to keep in mind if you sometimes make cold cuts sandwiches for work or school. :)

      A great trick you can use with the cheese so that you don't take in more fat and oil than you want - sharp cheeses. You'll get lots of flavour that way and be less likely to use too much cheese. :) You do need more dairy than just that however (unless you're lactose intolerant or sensitive to dairy), so add in some yogurt and a few small glasses of milk through the week. As much as I personally prefer low fat milk you may want to actually use whole milk for the added calcium and vitamin D you'll get that way, and anytime we change our eating habits it's very important to make sure we're still getting all of the vitamins and minerals we need.

      You're on the right track with the fish and chicken - lean proteins are always a good idea, so you can definitely add in turkey (which will really help if you, like me, really enjoy a good burger - turkey burgers are utterly delicious!). Be careful with the nuts though - although they can be a great source of extra protein and healthy fats, some may be higher in that area than you currently want.

      It's very important that you don't try to just eliminate all fats from your life - a lot of people have come to look at fat as the source of all evil (along with carbohydrates), but people need a certain amount of both fat and carbs in their daily diet, you just need to be conscious of what kinds of fats and carbs your taking in and how much you're taking in. With that in mind - start keeping a food journal, it will help you to better see exactly what you're eating and when, which can be an excellent source of information for you in the future - giving you a good idea of when you're actually hungry, when you tend to crave something sweet or salty, etc. In mine I keep track of more than just what I eat and when, I also make occasional notes about if I felt very inclined to eat something specific as cravings are often our bodies ways of saying we need something we haven't been getting (like, perhaps, protein on a day when I had oatmeal for breakfast, fruit as a snack, veggie soup for lunch, etc...). Doing that also makes it more visible to me if I became hungry in response to an emotional stress rather than because I was genuinely hungry.

      Lest I forget to mention it one more time: add in a little extra activity each week. Find something you like to do - a brisk walk at dawn or dusk, a little yoga just before bed, etc, and make it a goal to do it at least twice a week for at least fifteen minutes - by starting off with a small goal you'll make it easier for you to later increase that, eventually doing twenty to thirty minutes of something you enjoy four to five times a week. :)

      All in all, if your goal is to change your eating habits, become healthier and maybe lose a bit of weight a lot of what I've said can help, but you really *need* to talk to a nutritionist to make sure that you're making the right changes for *you* - no two people are exactly the same in what they need to be eating healthily. Good luck hon! :)

  32. QUESTION:
    can i have a list of balanced diet for my six month old baby,please?

    • ANSWER:
      try going to this web site... Im trying to have a baby and its a great site. it helps with moms to be, not yet moms, and moms with children... its great site and u can meet other moms and ask questions and get answers and ...i could go on and on just try it and u will see. good Luck

      www.babyzone.com

  33. QUESTION:
    NO High-fructose-corn-syrup diet, list of foods?
    i was asking for a list of store bought items that do NOT contain high fructose corn syrup

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    Does this sound like a good hamster diet? List of foods?
    I saw a question asked earlier today, and I thought her diet list was good. I just added a few tweaks here and there. Does this sound like a good list???

    Hamster Diet List:

    Monday: small piece of carrot, a small piece of alfalfa treat

    Tuesday: half a piece apple, half grapes:

    Wednesday: Lab blocks, Vita Prima

    Thursday: a tiny portion of dandelion leaves, vita prima

    Friday: small amount of bananas/blueberries, vita prima

    Saturday: whole grain bread or toast, honey treat, spinach

    Sunday: Spinach lab blocks, and bit of hard-boiled eggs every two, or three weeks

    Week Two:
    Monday: Small amount of broccoli, vita prima

    Tuesday: Vita Prima, lab blocks

    Wednesday: Very small amount of cheddar cheese, and alfalfa

    Thursday: Small peice of apple, lab blocks

    Friday: Vita prima hamster food

    Saturday: Whole grain bread or toast, honey treat

    Sunday: L:ab blocks

    Repeat Week 1 diet on the Third week.

    Does this sound okay for a Robovorski hamster? Or does it sound bad? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Wow I wish if I were your hamster!!!

      How nice, but I won't eat apple seed >.<'''

      Here tells more treats you can add:

      http://ww.hamsterific.com/Nutrition.cfm

      It also said that you can give the hamster some Fish Liver Oil!!! I never feed my hamster with it, but I hate it!!!

      I don't remember where I saw it, but some where said that grape is too sweet for hamster...

      Have fun!!!

  35. QUESTION:
    bearded dragon diet list?
    im planning on getting a bearded dragon soon and i was wondering if anyone can give me a list of things they can and can not eat, id hate to accidentally feed it something it cant have :( i want it to have a vast diet. also how much should i feed it per day? (like what quantity of food a day)
    i already know theres a lot more to owning one, i have other pets i all take care of and they have all lived amazingly long healthy lives. im just curious about what things i can and cant feed it.

    • ANSWER:
      Good bugs: crickets (gut-loaded) roaches, horn worms, silk worms, butter worms, phoenix worms (also known as calci-grub or repti-worms), superworms if your dragon is over 15" or micro-supers (not to be confused with mealworms!) for smaller dragons

      Bad bugs: Mealworms, waxworms (okay as treat, very high in fat) pinkies

      A baby should be offered bugs 2-3 times a day, as many as he can eat in about 10 minutes. This can equal 30-50 cricket sized bugs a day. Crickets should be smaller than the space between his eyes. The soft bodied worms like horns and silks can be bigger than that because they are mushy and easy to digest. Once he's about a year old, you can offer bugs once a day and when he's completely grown (18 months) you can offer food every other or even every few days.

      He also needs a salad of a dark, leafy green (like collards) and some other healthy veggie (like squash) available every day.

      Here is a good site to show which bugs and veggies you should feed your dragon (and which ones you shouldn't!):
      http://www.beautifuldragons.503xtreme.com/Nutrition.html

      Please continue your research at http://www.beardeddragon.org to learn everything you need to know about taking care of your dragon! You'll get a lot of bad information by listening to some of these answers in Y!A.

      Best of luck!

  36. QUESTION:
    Help for Hamster Diet: Is this a good list of foods?
    My hammy is about 16 months old, and it was only when I looked online to see what I could do to help him that I realized I should change his diet a bit. Currently, he eats fiesta mix with a few treats here and there, but now I am changing it to this:
    Diet List:
    Monday: small piece of carrot, a small piece of lettuce/half carrot/alfalfa treat: Week One Spoon of Harry hamster food, lab blocks
    Tuesday: half a piece apple, half grapes: Week Two
    Lab blocks, a little hay, Hagen Living World Extrusion Hamster Food
    Wednesday: a tiny portion of dandelion leaves: Week One or Two
    Spoon of Harry hamster food, lab blocks
    Thursday: small amount of bananas/blueberries: Week One
    Hagen Living World Extrusion Hamster Food
    Friday: whole grain bread or toast: Week One
    Spoon of Harry hamster food, lab blocks
    Saturday: hay: Week Two
    Half a spoon of Harry hamster food, lab blocks
    Sunday: Spinach lab blocks: Week Two
    Hagen Living World Extrusion Hamster Food, and bit of hard-boiled eggs every two, or three weeks
    No more than 3-3 ½ tablespoons of food a day
    I am doing treats on a week one-week two basis. When I did my research, lots of people said that lab blocks where good for hamsters, especially since they are concentrated and therefore good for the hamsters teeth, which I am worried about since we recently had to get my hamsters teeth cut, and I don't think he is chewing enough because he has barely touched his chew toys. Does anyone know what lab blocks would be good for hamsters? The web is not so clear about this.
    Also, I am slightly worried about my hamsters health: I know this might be due to old age, but he is tired, losing fur on his belly and legs, and itching a bit, plus he has a little red spot near his tail that won't go away. The vet said it was just a scratch, but it has not gone away. I checked for mites, but there are none, and his bedding is CareFresh Ultra, and it is white in colour, and he has got a huge cage. I clean it out every week, and clean out his poo and food each day, or every other day, depending on what he has eaten. I play with him for at least an hour, and do a little checkup, and he is a lot less responsive than he used to be, not crawling or coming when I call him.
    One last thing: What chew toys would be good for hamsters? Like I said, I don't think he is chewing enough.
    Thanks in advance! :)
    *edit* Sorry PozzCat, I thinks my hamster might have mites after all. He started scratching again tonight, so I picked out a peice of bedding. It was red and at first, I thought it was a seed, but then it started to wriggle a tiny bit, leaving me no doubt it was a bug. I did not see anything on my hammy though, and I found it in his toilet area. I thought mites where black, but I can't seem to find any alternative to mites, and because of a recent vet trip expense, I am going to start treatment tomorrow if it's harmless. Thanks for all Your great answers though; they really helped! :)

    • ANSWER:
      That sounds like a very good, healthy diet for hamsters-----and yes, lab blocks are good, and I recommend getting any that do NOT have:

      - Weird, large shaped lab blocks
      - Any lab blocks that seems too large for hamster mouths/cheek pouches
      - And finally, any lab blocks that seem as though foreign objects are grounded in them.

      Healthy lab blocks, particularly those of a popular brand, would be best. However not all brands are telling the truth! Be SURE to check the labels on any hamster food you buy to assure that all is well.

      You're correct: the hamster is possibly having those health problems because it's reached advanced age. Scratches on hamsters don't always go away, or heal as fast as we do when similar things happen to us. I know what you mean, my hammie has something like that on his nose from rubbing it against the bars of his cage, so the vet is mostly right.

      Chew toys? Any chew toys that you find in pet stores are alright, and even you could make some for the hamster-----as long as NO treated wood is used in the project. Anywhere you usually go, good wooden chew toys can be found, but here's a telltale sign that a chew toy is cheap: if the wood splinters a lot, then it's not cut well to do the job it needs to do, which is to provide healthy chewing time for hamsters.

      Good luck with your hammie, and I hope this helped :)

  37. QUESTION:
    Help with a diet list please?
    Okay I eat like 4 bowls of cereal like almost everyday, I eat like pretty much double of everything? I don't kknow how to eat healthy because im hearing the food we think is good for us isn't really so im so lost and don't know what to eat!? Can someone just give me like a diet tht will work. Like a list tht you know for sure works! Cause Im sick of all the crashes and fakes! Please. Oh and something like ppl usualy have in their house?

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    I need a diet food list for a yoga diet?
    What I'm looking for is a list of only the foods I can eat so like its something very orginized not just like cut back on stuff I need something that will say like the foods I am only aloud to eat then I am going to exercise daily and do yoga 4 or more times a week maybe every morning if I can. Anyway what is a list that I can use? I am looking to loose between 20-30 pounds.

    • ANSWER:
      If you are serious about losing weight you should have this program. It worked for me and it is the only weight loss program that lost me 8 pounds in one month. It works just amazing and using correct information will lose your weight fast . You can get more information from link below.

  39. QUESTION:
    whats a good powerlifting diet and list of workouts for how long to work on upper body?
    lists of foods to eat to help protein and muscle build (also how often)
    list of workouts to do for upper with details on how to do them (also jow long)

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    List of diets where calories are not to be counted?
    Can I have a list of diet where calories are not to be considered?

    I know Atkins is one of those diet.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think you will ever find a diet that doesn't take calories into account. That being said, beware of "diets." For the most part, they are temporarily weight loss solutions that aren't healthy for you, like Atkins. Elminating carbs from your diet means your body loses water, hence quick weight loss. In the long term, you aren't actually burning fat or getting healthier. The best thing you can do for yourself is simply eat healthy and exercise. I live in Canada, so we have the canada food guide to follow. I'm sure America has something similair. In other words, just eat the proper portions and servings of each food group and you will be fine. Eliminate eating out and fatty foods. As well as foods with sugar. You can treat yourself once in a while. If you simply follow fad, you will just gain the weight back once you stop, because fad diets cannot be followed for a lifetime.

  41. QUESTION:
    Vegetarian Diet list?
    I'm going vegetarian but my mom wants a list full of foods i can eat to supply my protein. So far i got tofu, peanuts, beans, any other suggestions??

    • ANSWER:
      Vegetarians can obtain protein by eating a balance of incomplete proteins each day (legumes with grains or legumes with nuts and seeds) or by eating approximately 50g of complete protein from the following sources: amaranth, buckwheat, hemp seed, soy (preferably the fermented variety), quinoa, certain blue-green algaes (such as spirulina) as well as eggs and dairy products for those that allow them.

  42. QUESTION:
    diet list plan?
    Im a 125lbs and want to become more healthy, So can someone help me with a diet plan for Morning,Lunch,Dinner. I love chinese, japanese food and ice tea please help me put that in lol.Someone please help with any good diet plans!

    • ANSWER:
      The Hoodia X57 Weight Loss Pill works naturally with your body to curb your ... These all-natural hoodia weight loss pills suppress your appetite so that
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  43. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a good diet pill or dietary supplement?
    Also, if you know of any good simple diets list them!

    • ANSWER:
      Lipo-6 works from experience

  44. QUESTION:
    How can i loss 40 lbs in 7 to 8 months and what tips of diet pills are safe to take?
    I need to loss 40 lbs before my friends wedding in march 2012, i'm 5'3 155lbs and i want to be 115-120lbs. I ware size 16 pants and want to ware a size 6 before the wedding and stay that why for a long time. Need to know what diet pills are safe to take, need a list of diet pills and links also well be nice. Thank you for your help.

    • 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:
    liquid diet - full list of permitted food items?
    What foods are permitted on the liquid diet (not clear liquid)?
    I know that soups are on the list but does this include chunky soups or smoothies?
    Personal experience would be appreciated! This is for detoxifying, not because I feel an excessive need to lose weight - so please do not lecture!

    • ANSWER:
      A liquid diet is when you only have drinks, like water or fruit juice. At least, that is what I learned it as.

  46. QUESTION:
    diet shopping list what should i buy?
    what kinds of things should i buy at the grocery store while dieting? im on a low calorie diet. im not watching carbs or fats or anything. i want things that r somewhat tasty but really good in nutrients. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      The staple foods that I always buy at the grocery store:

      -low fat yogurt (under 100 cals!)
      -bag of baby carrots
      -big red apples
      -a cantaloupe if it's .50 or under for each
      -low-sugar oatmeal packets (under 130 cals for each packet)
      -pretzels (my junk food--but not that junky!)
      -progresso or campbell's chunky soups if they're on sale (low sodium if possible--and always broth never cream)
      -egg beater's eggwhites (scramble in skillet, very low cal)
      -sugar-free drink mixes (wyler's lite is great- peach or raspberry tea is awesome!)
      -lettuce (either iceburg, romaine, salad ready in a bag, or even bagged baby spinach)
      -low fat english muffins (below 100 cals for each)
      -deli turkey meat- half pound is great for simple turkey-toasted english muffin-mustard sandwich
      -canned tuna
      -onions, cucumbers
      -raisins (good for salads)
      -boneless chicken breast (just throw on a skillet with some onions or in the oven)
      -condiments: bbq sauce, fat free italian dressing, low fat raspberry vinaigrette dressing, seasoned salt or a "no salt" seasoning, spicy mustard, chili-soy sauce, fat free ranch dressing
      -brown rice individual packets (throw in boiling water and drain, easy)
      -raw almonds (I always get unsalted roasted--even though roasted isn't as good as plain raw--but so good to snack on and salads!)
      -sugar free jello- (20-40 cals for the whole box)
      -low sodium tomato soup
      -frozen veggies like broccoli/cauliflower

      not all the time but every once in a while:
      -skim milk
      -any kind of cereal--I usually try to get cheerios or raisin bran because they don't taste amazing and I won't snack on them. I just add a bunch of fake sugar packets...If I get sugary cereals I can the whole box in one sitting! but sooo good
      -low fat string cheese
      -strawberries if on sale (below )

      sorry I got carried away... I LOVE grocery shopping for healthy stuff and actually get excited. I'm a nerd lol..

      Some tips- make a salad with the greens, cukes, almonds, raisins, and I also buy banana peppers--add some fun to it. or even chopped dill pickles--into a big bowl that I can serve myself out of all day when I'm hungry or just bored.

      Tunafish sandwiches. even lite mayo is a little fattening--use mustard instead-- mix drained tuna, mustard, chopped onions, celery, relish, chopped dill pickle, any or all, add salt and pepper, put on toasted english muffin--wa la!

  47. QUESTION:
    can someone give me a diet list im 14 i weigh 180 i need to lose weight somebody help me?
    jus tel me wat to do i got watermelon is that safe to eat tell me wat to eat pleas and when should i eat it i got ashtma by the way
    jus give me a diet plan no runnin or nuthiin jus tel me wat to eat and when should i eat it

    • ANSWER:
      Watermelon is a good choice. It's mostly all water.

      Drink lots of water every day. At least 8 glasses. Stay hydrated.

      Stop eating all junk foods. No candy, no sugar, no cookies, no potato chips, etc.

      Start eating lots of fruits like apples, bananas, grapes, etc.
      Start eating lots of vegetables at meal times.
      Eat proteins that have just a little fat like chicken, turkey, fish. Red meat has lots of fat, try to avoid it.

      Start a 15 min power walking program every day & when you're comfortable with 15 minutes work up to 20 minutes, then 25, etc.

      Best of luck to you. You can do the right thing, lose weight & have a very healthy & good looking body.

  48. QUESTION:
    Im going on a DIET.. Can anyone LIST some healthy FRUITS that can be eaten that DONT make me gain weight?
    Im going on a DIET.. Can anyone LIST some healthy FRUITS that can be eaten that DONT make me gain weight? I heard that some fruits such as Bananas make you gain weight and fruits such as grapes are filled with sugar. So what fruits can one eat without worrying about gaining any weight?

    Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Oranges are like only 35 calories...

  49. QUESTION:
    bearded dragon diet list needed?
    i was wondering if anyone could come up with a list of frozen veggies and fresh veggies and fruit that a juvie bearded dragon would enjoy he's a picky eater and will only eat his food if it moving so i often have to sit there and wiggle his food i give him his veggies every day but likes none of them but he eats some when he eats enough of them i give him as many crickets as he can eat in 15 mins twice a day...i would rather give him more fruits an veggie when he gets older and crickets as a treat..i also put a mealworm him his veggie dish to get him to see his veggies....what am i doing wrong? a list of different veggies and fruit would be a great help.....thanks me and my beardie goliath would really like the help

    • ANSWER:
      Because hes just a kid, he's not going to be huge on veggies. And thats fine, because as a little guy, protein is EXTREMELY important, but you are feeding him way to many crickets. He should have as many as he can eat in 15 minutes once every OTHER day. If offered to him that often, he will continue to eat long past what is needed. Anyway, don't stop supplying him the fruits and veggies, because he will pick at them to "acquire a taste" so to speak. He should have fresh fruits and veggies everyday.

      As for veggies:
      Romain lettuce
      cucumbers
      spinach
      squash
      these are what I find are best for little guys that are just getting started.

      Fruits:
      cantaloupe
      mangos
      blueberries (everything I own that eats fruit eats blueberries (including the crickets), they are SOOOOO good for them)

      But you can do just about anything with fruit, except citrusy fruit (lemons oranges etc)
      As for veggies, Don't use iceberg lettuce, it has absolutely no nutritional value. Also, no tomatoes (again, they're too acidic)

      Also-- I wouldnt feed him a bunch of sweet fruit just because he wont eat veggies right now. stick with the veggies, and mix in a little fruit. Hes not a "picky eater" right now, hes a baby. If you just feed him sweet fruits, he will NEVER eat veggies. Just like with kids, its better to introduce them to veggies first :) Good luck

  50. QUESTION:
    help me make a list of DIET FOODS!?
    i'm trying to diet, and i'm making a grocery list of healthy foods to buy tomorrow.

    so far i've got:
    fruit
    veggies
    cottage cheese (fat free)
    sugar free pudding (for desserts)
    eggs
    water
    imitation crab meat
    lean chicken
    whole grain wheat bread

    any additional foods you would recommend or things you would change. (i know eggs are high in fat and cholesterol but i still think they make a healthy breakfast food)

    also, any recipes on healthy home made soups would be greatly appreciated.

    THANKS!!

    • ANSWER:
      Eggs are good and don't be concerned about natural fats found in foods like Avocado, nuts, eggs, olives etc, These are all good foods. Cut out on Potatoes, pasta, white bread etc.
      Also for your list,
      Canned Tuna and/or Salmon
      Baked beans (high in fibre and low in fat)
      Cereal
      Tomato and/or vege juice (kinda fills you up when you need a snack)
      Dried fruits for snacks like apricots and prunes
      Yogurt

      A good Chicken soup is easy, just fry your onions and diced chicken brest in a large pot, add some garlic, then add a whole bunch of sliced veges (not too much root veges like potatoes, carrots etc) they are high in carbs, my favourite are celery, bok choy, whole baby corn, champingions (canned whole mushrooms) cabbage (red and green or Chinese cabbage) but add what ever your favourites are. Then just cover with vege stock or chicken stock (just use stock cubes or powder) and simmer for 2 hours. You can also add noodles just before its finished if you like. Then eat, you can also freeze this for months.


A Healthy Weight Loss Plan With Exercise

There are lots of programs to lose weight; chances are, you've done at least one crash diet in your lifetime. It's unhealthy to do that, and it's something that a lot of people around the world struggle with. "Quick weight loss" is certainly possible, but you want more than just quick weight loss. You want weight loss that's going to be healthy and permanent, both. Although this type of diet plan isn't necessarily going to cause quick weight loss, it will cause permanent weight loss that's comfortable and has no bad side effects.

Most of us have "dieted" in the traditional sense, in that we drastically cut calories to lose weight. What's really in play when it comes to effective weight loss, though? It doesn't matter whether you just have a few pounds to lose, or if you are severely overweight. Most people want to lose at least some weight sometimes. (Unfortunately, this is also often true of normal weight or underweight people.) However, if you really do need to lose weight, you need to approach it in the right way.

There's a lot out there to choose from. You can choose from detox programs, weight loss pills, exercise programs that are the latest fad, and many other fads that say they'll help you lose weight. Most of these programs don't just focus on what you eat and on building a healthy diet plan, though. In other words, they don't really focus on healthy, long lasting weight loss. You can have healthy weight loss that is easy. You don't have to struggle, in other words.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    best tips for sticking to healthy eating/exercise plan?
    I would like to lose around 20kgs or 44 pounds in 100-150 day if possible in time for graduation. However i have always struggled with motivation and sticking to healthy eating plans. I work four times a week and need to include study as well as weight loss exercise and i find it hard to balance them. Also my parents refuse to help me with this as i have tried many times and failed + i know no one who is willing to exercise with me. Is there any tips and methods for healthy weight loss and sticking to my healthy eating/exercise plan? that would be really great.

    • ANSWER:
      How to motivate yourself to exercise.

      1. Do it with a friend.
      Statistics tell us that people who exercise with a friend are more
      successful at exercising consistently. You can keep each other
      accountable. Knowing that someone is waiting for you to exercise with
      them can be great motivation to show up and get it done!
      2. Do exercising which you enjoy. For example, you find running
      boring. You can replace it with any other cardio activity: roller
      blading, playing badminton, tennis, bicycling burn a lot of
      calories, and you feel more like you are having fun, than like you are
      punishing yourself for that extra doughnut.
      3. Choose music you like, dynamic and vigourous, to make it more
      pleasant.
      4. Check regularly with your clothes, see how they become bulkier,
      whoop from joy, photograph the progress and create a photo gallery on
      your computer.
      5. Set fitness goals, independent on weight loss. For example, say to
      yourself "Next time, I will run quicker, and it will take me only ten
      minutes to do so", or such. You will feel like a real athlete,
      preparing for a big day. Keep a journal of your athletic achievements.
      6. Compete. Enrol into a local amateur tennis competition, for
      example. This way, you will have a goal to achieve, which is different
      from your weight loss, and you will have people to impress and you
      will have to be adequate, so you'll try harder.
      7. Reward yourself (but not with food, you will end eating more than
      you burned, and will become disillusioned quickly). Invent a set of
      rules for yourself, for example: every time I am not feeling like
      exercising, but do it, I will put 1 dollar in my piggy bank, every
      time I achieve this or that goal - three. At the end of the month go
      out and buy yourself the most impractical things you were craving but
      denying yourself with this money.
      8. Do not wait for some big moment or big day to start exercising.
      There are spaces in your daily schedule when you procrastinate - fill
      them with activities. For example, instead of sitting on the couch,
      saying "It does not matter, I am going to the gym the next day", get
      off and do a series of push ups, or skip with the skipping rope (buy
      it for one dollar in one dollar store), walk down the stairs at work
      or around the block at your lunch break. This way, you are exercising,
      fighting boredom, and do not have to sweat in the gym for hours
      afterwards. This random 7-10 minutes activities will roll at the end
      of the day into a full gym session!
      9. Use "I will show them all" technique (sparingly). Think about the
      mean people who teased you, the girl who refused to go out with you, a
      sneering sales person in the clothes shop, imagine them all, and "show
      them" - run fast, kick high, and end being and feeling gorgeous!

  2. 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!!!

  3. QUESTION:
    Is this a good (healthy) weight-loss eating plan?
    I'm 19 and I'm looking to lose about 30 lbs all together. I know about the fad diets and such and that is NOT what I want...that's why I'm asking for some advice. I am going to be exercising, starting out cardio 3 or 4 times a week for at least 30 minutes, and when I've lost the weight, I'll begin weight training to get better toned. Although I'm focusing on calorie intake, I've all together cut out sodas, sweets, and obvious things like that. Anyways, here's the eating plan I've been following, and it will change from day to day, but same amounts, close to the same amount of cals and such.

    Breakfast:
    1/2 cup Instant Oatmeal - uncooked - 150 cals
    2 Tbsp Smucker's Organic Strawberry Preservers (for flavor) - 100 cals

    OR

    1 container Dannon lite and fit vanilla yogurt - 60 cals
    1 banana - 110 cals

    *1 or 2 bottles water (20 fl. oz) - between breakfast and lunch

    Lunch
    1 medium sweet potato - up to 150 cals (?)
    1 Jennie-O turkey hot dog - 70 cals

    *1 or 2 bottles water (20 oz) between lunch and dinner

    Dinner
    1 chicken breast (4-5oz) - up to 140 cals
    3/4 cup (maybe more) green beans - 30 cals
    1 bottle water (20 oz)

    NOW, I realize this is only around 650 calories at the most for the day, BUT, not every day will be like this. I'm at college, and I go to the cafeteria sometimes. So, at least one meal a day will have, probably much, more than 200 calories. Also, I've heard about the 5-6 meals a day thing to keep your metabolism going. First off, is this right? It makes sense. I've been going with it, and having, usually fruit, or like those 100 calorie pack foods for a snack. So probably two snacks a day at 100-200 calories. I think that said, it will amount to at least 1200 calories a day. I would appreaciate ANY advice on this. I've talked to a couple people who are pretty knowledgeable, but put this together on my own. I know with a good diet and exercise, the weight will come off. Maybe slowly, but surely Thanks!

    *Crystal Light? I know the artificial sweeteners...10 cals per packet, but is it alright for a diet? I get tired of water so easily..I can make myself drink it, but with crystal light is MUCH better! At the most, I'd use it on two bottles of water a day.

    Thanks again!
    To Daniel: I know the amount needed to lose weight is different for each person...is 1500 the minimum? I had been told 1200 was. Please correct me if I'm wrong! And thanks! :)
    Thanks Fred! I don't like many vegetables, but I'll definitely incorporate the ones I do! And thankyou..didn't know the 1300 calorie thing. Milk..I could do a glass in the morning..chocolate milk is a weekness though. Haha..thanks again! Great answer!

    • ANSWER:
      650 calories is going to put your body into starvation mode and save more FAT out of the food. That is NOT what you want!

      I'm guessing you're female, so you should eat AT LEAST 1300 calories.
      Calculate your BMR, it tells you how many calories you burn by laying in bed. I suggest not eating more than that amount of calories.

      And other than the lack of calories(ENERGY, you need it!) I only saw a few things wrong. The strawberry preserves. I mean, it is fruit and all, but it has a loooot of added sugar. If you need flavor for your oats, use spices! A little bit of sugar is okay, then add some cinnamon. I also got this very yummy imitation maple flavor (found by the vanilla in the spice isle) it will save you a lot of calories.

      Where is your milk? Milk, grain, fruit and veg is VERY important in a diet. Add more!

      Heres what I suggest:
      An apple, orange, or banana with breakfast. That will add 80-100 calories. It will also speed up your metabolism.

      Add 2-3 glasses of skim milk. Thats around 220 calories.

      Eat a whole wheat bun with your turkey dog! Load it up on the mustard, relish, onion and any other veg you like on your meats.
      It will help you feel fuller and you need the grain. Thats about 120 calories.

      Fill the rest of the 200-400 more calories with more fruits and vegetables and healthy whole grains throughout the day. Vegetables are great when losing weight, do not cut them out of your diet!

      Oh and by the way the second breakfast would be great for you if you added some oats along with it. Or, even add some whole grain cereal with skim milk. That will get more milk into your diet. Good luck!

      EDIT: 1300 is the minimum for women, 1200 for men, 1400 if you're still growing.

  4. QUESTION:
    is this good weight loss exercise?
    i came up with an exercise plan for myself and i was wondering if this would be good for quick weight loss along with healthy low food intake.
    after school go to the gym and run the treadmill for about 30 min, and then go swim for 30 min to an hour.
    is this good for helping me lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah, that sounds great, actually. Aerobic exercises are the most important for losing weight, and they say that running and swimming are two of the best. I'd stretch the swim to an hour at least, if you can.

  5. QUESTION:
    I need a weight loss exercise plan!! I have SCOLIOSIS (only answer if you are familiar with this)?
    I am 17 years old. My height is 5,4. I weight 150 lb. I want to weigh 115
    Im starting to eat really healthy (5 meals a day, only meat, fish, chicken and eggs, with lots of veggies, and once in a while fruits and sprouted grains, etc.)
    I have SCOLIOSIS so take that in mind.
    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      I have mild scolisis (but silly me, i havent had it checked since i was 15 and i probably should). How about swimming? Choose exercise that does not do too many weird twisting movements for your back. (Remember though you should consult your doc ok).

      One Boiled egg a day with a sprinkle of salt.
      2 cups of green tea
      2 pieces of fruit (slice up nicely so you will appreciate it more)
      8 raw almonds
      1 canned tuna in springwater
      2litres of water a day

      Exercise when you wake up - 40minutes brisk walking using hills also
      Exercise in afternoon - 40minutes brisk walking

      Listen to upbeat (salsa) music while exercising.

      TAke a photo of yourself to follow your progress - take a before photo 'trying' to squeeze into your favourite jeans that shows you cant zip them up. Visually have the goal that you are going to soon take an 'after' photo with you fitting them.

      But you sound like you are healthily. good luck. Just be patient!

  6. QUESTION:
    What is a good healthy eating plan for weight loss?
    Ok so im trying to lose alot of weight im not in any rush( im a high schooler) my exercise plan is great, but i need help with my eating, now i dont really eat junk food, i tend to eat to much, and not have the right foods breakfest, lunch and dinner. Ex.. i'll make easy mac for breakfest.. can someone help.

    • ANSWER:
      You should check out www.sparkteens.com its a great free website that you can go to and it will give you meal plans and there is also tons of great articles about fitness and nutrition.

  7. QUESTION:
    Is this a good weight loss/exercise plan?
    This Wednesday coming up, the track team i joined in school starts running. I figured that was my perfect opportunity to start losing weight. Everyday( monday - friday) they run/jog for about 3 hours. plus the warm-ups and stuff.
    Then, i thought every morning when i wake up and before i go to bed, ill do about 10 crunches or sit-ups.
    Do you think that's good for exercise?
    And as for meals, this was what i had planned.
    Breakfast- a nature valley bar with my usual cup of milk.
    Lunch- (in school) i usually have a whole grain bagel w/ cream cheese and either strawberry milk or apple juice.
    Snack- i figured ill bring another nature valley bar(for during/before/after track) and a bottle of water.
    Dinner- we usually have like steak/chicken/pork chops/ect. with a vegetable(corn/peas/sauteed onion) and either rice or mashed potatoes. with a cup or two of water to drink.

    Do you think that's healthy enough?

    I'm really hoping to lose enough weight to drop a pant size or two(because for Christmas my mom takes me shopping for new clothes) So do you think ill have good results by Christmas.
    (you should also take into consideration i go ALL OUT on Thanksgiving dinner... i suppose i should try to take it down a notch or two.. :] )
    Thanks so much!!
    I'm 15, 5'3, and between 155-159lbs
    also I'm a girl if that's important?

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy weight loss plan?
    Exercise-
    30 minute bike ride in the morning
    30 minute run at night

    Breakfast:
    1/2 cup of rolled oats soaked in small bowl of yohgurt topped with a handful of blueberrys

    Snack:
    5 crackers

    Lunch:
    turkey & salad with olive oil dressing
    2 slices of wholemeal bread
    1 glass of skim milk

    Snack:
    Apple

    Dinner:
    Chicken stir fry-
    1/3 cup cooked rice
    1 teaspoon olive oil
    handful of chicken
    + stir fry vegtables

    • ANSWER:
      you go girl! lol

  9. 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.

  10. QUESTION:
    sound like a good healthy weight loss plan?
    food:
    breakfast=bowl of granola with strawberries and light soymilk,bottleof water
    snack:apple, bottle of water
    lunch:sandwich on wheat bread with tofurky, lettce and tomatos, fruit cup[worth 2 servings] , light yougurt, bottle of water
    snack:orange, bottle of water
    dinner:asparagus ravioli, fat free sauce, (no choice my mom cooked it=[) 2 servings, salad with icberg lettuce, carrots, apple slices and walnuts with salad spritzers 1 calorie per spray dressing in italian, bottle of water lol

    exercise: general walking, plus walking 4 miles, trampoline 4 kinds of jumps 60 times each, and 60 crunches

    • ANSWER:
      add some almonds in breakfast, an occasional egg or fish ( look for Tofu is you are vegetarian), include some legumes, beans. In breakfast you can also have Oats or wheat porridge/corn flakes somedays. I like the way you have one bottle of water every meal, wish i could just do that. Also, include some vegetable soup before dinner.

  11. QUESTION:
    Can you help me with my weight loss plan?
    Ok, for the past 2 weeks i tried to lose weight 2 ways.

    Week 1: i barley ate anything and loss 5 pounds

    Week 2: I ate healthy and exercised daily and GAINED weight

    I want to stick with week 1, but it is bad for my body. Can you tell me a way to lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      Run on the treadmill (or outside) everyday for an hour. Make sure to really work yourself though, and don't just go through the motions.

      Stay away from treats, junk food, pop and make sure not to over eat. Eat a light breakfast (like 1 piece of toast) maybe a light lunch (I sometimes skip it) and a nice sized dinner. If you get hungry during the day, eat some unsalted peanuts or fruit. Drink lots of water to help fill those food cravings and chewing gum helps a bit too.

      If you run for an hour a day and eat what I suggested above, you'll lose about 10 pounds in a month. That is, if you really stay true to it. You have to work hard, not eat those foods and not give yourself any exceptions.

      A trick I do not to eat too much when dinner comes around (if I'm really hungry around then) is to drink a glass of milk before eating. It'll help fill you so you don't eat as much as you normally would have.

      Lifting weights would help too in addition to the hour running everyday. Buy (or if you go to the gym, use) some free weights that you're comfortable with and lift them until it gets a bit hard for you to do so, then stop for the day. Go slow and once those are easy for you to lift, go to a heavier weight.

      I lost 20 pounds in 2 months doing this, so it really does work! You just have to discipline yourself. You have to really want to lose weight.

      Hope this helped, good luck!

  12. QUESTION:
    Healthy Weight Loss Plans?
    I am 23, female, and just weighed myself. To my dismay, not only did I gain back the weight I had lost, I had packed on 13 more pounds. I now weigh 182, I'm 5'8.

    I need help with a healthy weight loss plan. I am feeling very discouraged. I will not take supplements, as I know they can be unhealthy. I do not like "raw" foods really, but I do love to eat cooked/steamed veggies. I also lean towards healthier meats like using ground turkey breast, chicken, and tuna.

    I know I need to exercise way more than I do. I am about to lose access to the only gym I have because I am going to graduate college next month. I have a wii fit, but it takes too many little breaks in between each exercise, so I never feel like I really get "good" exercise. I have a Jillian Michaels weight loss video as well, but I'll be the first to admit I have issues motivating to do it.

    Other important things: I have bipolar disorder and anxiety disorder. Both cause me not to sleep well, so I have chronic insomnia which I know can lead to weight gain. But also, if I diet too severely my moods swing. Due to the anxiety I have an abnormally high heartbeat, so I have to be careful when exercising, so as not to get dizzy and/or overheat.

    Can anyone recommend any help to me? Weight Watchers and Curves are way too expensive and completely outside of my budget. I need some healthy recipes, and ways to motivate myself to lose weight. Please help, I'm really depressed and discouraged.

    • ANSWER:
      Don't worry! You can do it! You're not as far off as you think.

      You can try to live an active lifestyle - park far away from the store so you have to walk, bike places whenever possible instead of driving, do sets of 10 push ups at your leisure throughout the day - they're harder than you think! Whenever you're feeling sluggish, get up and get your blood pumping, even if it's only for 5 minutes. Jumping jacks are effective, even though they suck. I prefer hula-hooping, but not everyone has space... or a hoop =)

      -Skip any fast food meals you might be eating... Ick.
      -Replace all white breads & pastas with whole grain versions.
      -Try to get 50% of your calories from vegetables.
      -Make sure to get enough water
      -Drink Milk... 3-4 glasses will give you enough calcium for the day.

      Here are some of my favorite quick, easy, healthy foods:
      1. Yogurt & Granola with berries or other fruit... and maybe some honey =)
      2. Whole wheat pasta with tomato sauce made with prego, diced tomatoes, and cooked ground turkey or low-fat sausage, OR garbanzo beans if you're a vegetarian (de-lish).
      3. Roasted veggies with olive oil, salt, pepper, and turmeric or cumin (or curry powder, or garlic... the possibilities are endless)
      4. Tossed green salad with nuts, bleu cheese, apples or pears, and vinaigrette or Annie's goddess dressing
      5. Broccoli chicken bake - toss broccoli (or other veg) and cooked chicken with a can of condensed cream soup (chicken, mushroom, celery, whatever). Top with bread crumbs OR stove top stuffing mix. Bake at 350 until golden brown and bubbly... about 30 mins
      6. Satsuma oranges
      7. Apples & peanut butter
      8. Half a grapefruit with cinnamon/brown sugar sprinkled on top - broiled for 30 seconds. YUM.
      9. Toss asparagus with olive oil, salt & pepper & bake at 350 for 15-20 mins.
      10. Cooked boneless/skinless chicken breast with brown rice & carrots cooked with cardamum... use wine with the carrots and when they're done, reduce the remaining liquid with a little water & a flour/butter (roux) mixture to make a little sauce.

      Best of luck!

      P.S. With your high B.P., try to limit sodium, which increases water retention, putting more pressure on your heart and arteries/veins.

  13. QUESTION:
    help me with a healthy weight loss?
    I weight about 11 stone a half. I'm 5 foot 7, bust 36" waist 30" hips 38"
    I want to get to 10 stone maybe.
    I need tips for a diet (but keep in mind I cant control what I eat at dinner time) and exercise plan that isn't too difficult for someone who is a stranger to hard exercise
    But not a diet which is fad, I don't want to have to cut out food groups because I know it's unhealthy.

    • 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 .

      Inorder to Lose Weight eat 5 Small meals every 2 hours a day . Inorder to Gain Weight eat 5 Big meal every 2 hours a day.

      -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
      Euterpe Oleracea
      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
      Euterpe Oleracea
      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
      Euterpe Oleracea
      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
      Euterpe Oleracea
      Tofu
      Seafood
      Green vege
      Dairy products
      Alkaline fruits
      Pineapples

      Along with diet Burn Calories Learn Dancing and Exercise with NINTENDO WII or SONY PS2 PS3
      Check these games with Dance Mat

      For WII
      http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=wii+dance+mat

      for SONY PS2
      http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=ps2+dance+mat

      For SONY PS3
      http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=ps3+dance+mat

  14. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy weight loss plan for a teen?
    I'm 15 years old, girl, 5'4 and 132-134 pounds and I have been trying to lose weight with unhealthy ways, but now I decided to do it the healthy way. Please make any warning you think that might help.

    7am: 1 tbsp organic muesli + 2 tbsp all bran cereal + 1 tbsp mix of seeds(the doctor suggested that for my constipation) + 1 cup skim milk

    10-11am: sandwich(2 slices whole wheat bread + 1 slice low fat cheese + 2 slices cucumber)

    1:30pm: whatever my mom cooks (some kind of meat around 90gr or 120gr fish + some salad + some brown rice or any other carbohydrate OR lentils with 1 slice whole wheat bread)

    Around 4pm: 1 glass of skim milk or 150gr low fat yogurt(0% fat) or a fruit(for sweet tooth)

    7-7:30pm: sandwich(2 slices whole wheat bread + 1 slice low fat cheese + 1 slice turkey ham + lettuce + tomato) OR a tuna salad (lettuce, cucumber, tomato, 100gr tuna, less or 1 tbsp olive oil) and 2 prunes

    I'm exercising almost every day for at least 30 mins and I'm trying to drink 8 glasses of water per day.
    Will that make me healthier and help me lose fat?

    • ANSWER:
      That is a pretty good diet for your age.
      I like how you substitute white rice with brown rice etc etc.

      I suggest you start with salad, because it contains very few calories and it will fill you up, so you won't be very hungry for the meal, besides the vegetables are good for your Health!

  15. 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?

  16. QUESTION:
    Supplements to help with exercise and weight loss?
    Okay I got a list of supplements online that are supposed to help me gain energy and make my work out at the gym more effective (help me lose fat). are these safe to take together?
    1. alpha lipoic acid
    2. DMAE
    3. Carnitine
    4. Coenzyme q-10
    5. conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)
    6.Chromium
    7. Gamma Linolenic Acid
    8. Maitake mushroom extract

    I don't want to take all of these in one day if it will make me sick. I just want to lose weight the healthy way. I don't really trust weight loss pills, which is why i'd rather go to the vitamin store and buy multiple individual suppelements that are healthy and can promote weight loss in addition to my exercise and diet plan. If you can help me out that would be GREAT. I just had a baby 4 months ago and I need to get back into shape!!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm reading several books that have the same supplements you are listing..the only thing that I don't see are green tea supplements(which you don't need if you drink green tea) and fish oil..which contributes some to weight loss,but more to a healthy diet...good luck...and wish me luck too..I'm trying to lose weight!!

  17. QUESTION:
    help with my exercise/ weight loss plan?
    How does this sound?:

    - 500 crunches
    - 100 press-ups
    - 100 lunges
    - 100 squats
    - running up and down the stairs for 20 minutes
    - jogging 30 minutes

    3 times a week
    eating 900 calories a day, mainly protein

    I am 5'2". I have habits of binging and purging, bt want to get healthy. Don't dare step on a scale at the moment, but hoping this will get me on track to losing about 10 - 15 lb as I want to be 95 lb and toned.

    will this work?

    • ANSWER:
      try the Lil Jack workout http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKCGe2Ezris its fun and it works

  18. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to drink weight loss protein shake's while breastfeeding?
    My baby is about to turn 3 month's old and i still have the postpartum pregnancy weight, and i am trying to lose it or at least lose a couple of pounds. I do plan to exercise but along with it i would like to have an additional supplement, like the protein shake. Would this somehow affect my baby in any way?

    Is there any healthy weight loss milkshake that does not contain to many chemicals?

    • ANSWER:
      It would depend on the particular product you're using. You have to be very careful about using supplements because they have almost no federal controls and many have been found to be of poor quality, contain contaminents, etc. It's much better for you and for baby to get your protein from real food. And, don't forget, protein has the same caloric value as pure sugar...4 cals/gm. Here's the story.

      Here's what you need to know about protein supplements.

      The most popular protein supplements are no more than milk with the nutrition extracted leaving the whey which is then sold for several times the amount you would pay for dehydrated milk. The result is you get less nutrition and spend more money. How does that make sense?

      Your body does not store protein as it does fat. It makes the protein it needs when it needs it. And, if you're building muscle, it needs it over the entire recovery time between workouts and not just before or just after working out. That makes the idea of dumping a bunch of protein into your system at one time senseless.

      Most people grossly overestimate the amount of protein they need. Here's how much you need according to the experts at the US National Institute of Health via the CDC. --> http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/basics/protein.html#How%20much%20protein . Most people in the developed world get that amount of protein in their daily diet because it amounts to no more than a glass of milk, some beans, and a piece of meat. Excess protein is just wasted and most will be excreted by the body or used as fuel supporting fat gain.

      Protein supplements are also bad for diets because they are not whole food, have almost no fiber, still contribute calories, but cannot provide the satisfaction and appetite suppression of a natural digestive process. Protein has the same number of calories per gram as sugar.

      Here's why protein shakes should be avoided:

      • They are not carefully controlled by the FDA as are foods and drugs.
      • They may have harmful or undesirable side effects.
      • May contain metabolically or biologically unavailable proteins because of processing.
      • Will probably provide more protein than you need with the rest going to waste.
      • Can unbalance a diet and upset the macronutrient ratios.
      • Provide you with extra and unnecessary calories.
      • May contain junk food ingredients to make them tasty.
      • Possibly provide you unwanted contaminants or toxins. FDA does not require testing.
      • Are overpriced and waste money.
      • Can ruin a fat loss diet.
      • Replaces what you really need - good food!

      The secret to building muscle, burning fat, and eating healthy is very simply to eat the correct and optimal amount of whole and varied foods as recommended by the US National Institute of Health. Now here are some references from the experts.

      Here is what the US National Institute of Health warns about supplements. "Always check with your health care provider before taking a supplement, especially when combining or substituting them with other foods or medicine."
      Ref: http://ods.od.nih.gov/Health_Information/ODS_Frequently_Asked_Questions.aspx#Need

      Here’s a white paper which debunks the myth of the protein supplement. Note the following excerpt...“At present there is no evidence to suggest that supplements are required for optimal muscle growth or strength gain.”
      Ref: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15212752

      Here's one more study to read. Note the excerpt..."Consumption of a recovery drink (whey protein, amino acids, creatine, and carbohydrate) after strength training workouts did not promote greater gains in FFM (Fat free muscle) compared with consumption of a carbohydrate-only drink.”
      Ref: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15105028

      Here's what Consumer Reports had to say..."But our investigation, including tests at an outside laboratory of 15 protein drinks, a review of government documents, and interviews with health and fitness experts and consumers, found most people already get enough protein, and there are far better and cheaper ways to add more if it's needed. Some protein drinks can even pose health risks, including exposure to potentially harmful heavy metals, if consumed frequently. All drinks in our tests had at least one sample containing one or more of the following contaminants: arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury. Those metals can have toxic effects on several organs in the body."
      Ref: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine-archive/2010/july/food/protein-drinks/overview/index.htm

      Check out this video --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4_UY_kIPFU

      Then read this .pdf file --> http://www.cspinet.org/nah/09_07/mfj_supplement.pdf

      Good luck and good health.

  19. QUESTION:
    What are the best diet and exercise weight loss systems and plans out there?
    I'm looking for experience, not opinions. I want answers from people who have lost 100 lbs. or more, especially. Tell how much you lost on your diet. Brag a little-- you deserve it. But tell me how you did it and how long you've kept it off, whether you had to have surgery for sagging skin afterward (and how you avoided it, if you avoided it) and if you are happy with a healthier lifestyle.
    I have a theory... all the people who lose a great deal of weight are too busy having a life to be yakking on Answers! Just kidding, but it's probably true more often than we'd guess!

    • ANSWER:
      Gunnar's core secrets! It works and it is soo fun! You get about nine dvds and you do workouts on a big bouncy ball! It worked for me and it will for you!

  20. QUESTION:
    What is a healthy weight loss rate?
    I will give you a little background so you can get a better idea of my situation.

    About a year and a half ago, I was: 6'0, 208lbs, maybe 25-28% body fat. I started on the Beach Body P90X workout plan. I stuck it hard and kept up the diet and the work outs to a T. I ended up at a final weight on day 90 at 188, and lost 15" off around my body. I think it was roughly down to around 18% body fat. I was happy with the results.

    Then we moved, got a dog, planned and had our wedding. It has been a little over a year since I finished P90X and I was back up to 213 pounds. I still have a lot of my muscle mass from P90X so it isn't a complete relapse, but I definitely put some of the fat back on. I called it the "honeymoon diet." My legs and arms were still toned, but I packed on a lot of "gut."

    Now, on to my question. To have a little change of scenery, my wife and I started the P90 program (the program that P90X was based on) to see how it is. It is the same type of stuff but shorter workouts. (P90X is 58-90 minutes, P90 is 30-40) We have been using the diet from P90X because it is better designed since they had the P90 diet as a start.

    Anyways, since we started, I have been losing about a pound every 2 days. We are almost done with week 2, and I am down to 205.4 from 213.6. I mean that is over 8 pounds in less than 2 weeks. It has been a steady weight loss.

    Is it just because I had such a crappy diet and little exercise, to a regimented exercise plan and balanced meals? (I used to eat after midnight, lots of carbs, sugars, etc.) I still have a lot of muscle mass, so is it easier for me to burn off the fat faster now that I already have the muscle from when I was 185?

    I am not exactly starving myself either. I eat when I am hungry, and I stop eating when I am full. The only time I "starve" is before bed, but that is what you are supposed to do since you don't want calories just sitting in your body un-metabolized.

    I eat a clif bar (kind of a protein bar) and a protein shake for breakfast. I think it is around 600 calories combined. Lunch is ham and turkey sandwiches. Its wheat bread, lean ham and turkey, lite mayo, pepper jack cheese, and pickles. I usually make 2 sandwiches, but usually stop somewhere in the middle of the second one due to being full. Dinner is a ham and turkey salad. I shred up a plate full of hearts of romaine. Add some lite ranch, some lean ham and turkey, some shredded cheese, and some cucumbers. Depending on the size of the salad I usually have a grapefruit, orange, or apple after wards.

    I think the combined calorie intake for the day is maybe 2000-2200. (When I as on P90X, the guide had me at 3000 calories a day! Granted those work outs had me burning 900-1000 per workout, so it was fine.)

    So I am definitely eating enough, I am eating right, I am working out, and I am definitely dropping weight FAST. Is there anything I am missing that could be contributing to the rapid weight loss? Generally losing weight this fast is a bad sign. While people may think losing weight is good, you have to do it correctly if you want to be healthy!

    Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    HEALTHY WEiGHT LOSS.?
    alright. so im trying to loose a significant/noticeably amount of weight in approximately 2 months ? yeah. so my question is, what would be a healthy plan to lose this weight.
    now please keep in mind that im a simple person who would rather exercise at home.
    if you understand what im asking and would provide me with some info i would appreciate it:)
    *providing simple food ideas and excersise routines would be great.
    also if you can include approximate time and weight loss.
    haha. thanks again.

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    sample weight loss nutritional plan?
    I've been battling this monster for a while now and i'm finally at my wits end with it.

    I need a sample nutritional plan for at least 7 days (2 weeks prefered) that will promote long term healthy weight loss, that is sweetener/sugar, nut and yeast free (gluten is fine).

    apparently nuts are at the core of weight loss plans...as are sugar suppliments which only make my yeast issue worse.

    the exercise thing is down, but it's not making a difference. i've concluded that i'm clearly not eating in a way that's helpful to my desire to lose 30lbs.

    all serious help would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      join sparkpeople.com

      it's free.
      It allows you to create your personal weight loss plan based on your age, weight, desired weight, and whatever you want to include or avoid. You can create your own exercise plan, customised, a dairy, join forums and local groups - real. You never pay a penny.

  23. 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 :) .

  24. 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!

  25. QUESTION:
    Can you help me with my vegetarian weight loss plan?
    I am a vegetarian, and I am trying to lose weight the healthy way. I am overweight and I need to burn fat. Can someone please help me?
    i.e
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner.
    and help me on things to eat at these times in the day.
    I only drink water and diet green tea.
    I just really want to lose weight!

    Also, any exercise plans or routines would be appreciated too!
    But thats only if you want to help me with that as well.
    please help me. <3 melissa

    • ANSWER:
      Fat won't make you fat, but low fat, high carb diet sure will.

      It's very hard to maintain weight on a vegetarian diet unless it's extremely low calories. It's almost impossible to lose weight even with low calories. The blood stream needs to be free of insulin before fat will be released.

      I'm not trying to convert anyone to being a meat eater only health conscious. Starches, sugar, fruit do not promote weight loss, they do promote weight gain. As a vegetarian you need to be vigilant to meeting your protein requirements. I have major concerns about soy products effecting thyroid health. If you could add eggs to your diet, that would solve a multitude of problems.

      I would suggest you convert your diet to more of a fat based (mainly coconut oil & olive oil) diet with much more low glycemic vegetables. Stay vigilant about meeting your protein requirements but try to keep your carbs <9grams per hour. I would suggest not eating many starches that don't significantly contribute to protein requirements. Significantly increase your consumption of nuts (peanuts are a legume not a nut - peanuts are fine, just realize the difference), flax seeds, chia seeds, spirulina.

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

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

      You have chosen a way of eating that needs you to know a great deal about nutrition and how the body processes foods. I wouldn't try to dissuade you but encourage you to educate yourself fully. Weight gain is a symptom of a problem, not the problem.

      I would highly suggest chia seeds - 3.5 oz is nearly 500 calories, half calories from fat (high in Omega3 fatty acids) & 16grams of COMPLETE protein for 6grams carbs & 63% DV Calcium - 95% Phosphorus - 23% Zinc - 9% Copper - 108% Manganese.

      Spirulina & chlorella are also good complete vegetarian protein sources.

      info on chia seeds
      http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/nut-a…

      vegetarian low carbers forum
      http://forum.lowcarber.org/forumdisplay.…

  26. QUESTION:
    Does my meal plan look good for weight loss?
    I am 5'7, 175 lbs (5 lb loss last week). I exercise 6 days a week. 15 minutes weight lifting, 20-30 minutes cardio. I really want to get down to 135 or 140. I don't have a set timeline, I just want to lose weight in a healthy way.

    This is what I ate yesterday:
    Breakfast: shake (frozen banana, tofu, skim milk, ground flax seeds)
    Snack: Apple with 1 tbsp peanut butter, green tea
    Lunch: tomato soup made with water, grilled cheese (low fat cheese, whole wheat bread, pan sprayed with butter flavoured pam, so bread not buttered)
    Snack: chai tea, 1 arrow root cookie
    Snack: orange
    Dinner: chicken breast, cauliflower sprayed with braggs aminos, peas and carrots
    Snack: grapefruit
    I am 25 years old (mom of two busy boys!)

    • ANSWER:
      sounds very good you could also try this and who knows your boys may even like some of this food. . .

      1-2lbs week is healthy, any more and you could gain it back.

      also make sure you eat breakfast!
      some good breakfast ideas are
      -fruit and cereal
      -protein shakes
      -smoothies and fruit
      -granola bars and fruit
      -oatmeal and fruit
      -eggs(try not to use butter or oil use water to "grease" the pan)
      -veggie omlet

      ***make sure you eat breakfast within an hour of waking up, and make sure portion sizes are small enough to keep you full for a couple of hours

      mid morning snack- make sure you have a small snack within 2-3 hours after breakfast some ideas. . .
      -a piece of fruit
      -carrots,celeray with lowfat dip about 2tblsp
      -nuts
      -smoothie
      *****this should be light just to hold you over until lunch*****

      lunch should be within 2-3 hrs after mid morning snack
      remember to keep it light and not heavy.
      -turkey on wheat with lowfat mayo and lettuce and tomatos + a piece of fruit or vegetable + granola bar + snack sized bag of baked chips
      -soup + salad, with low fat dressing + breadsticks

      *make sure portion sizes are decent, no overdoing it*

      mid-day snack is usually 2-3hrs after lunch
      -vegetables with lowfat dip
      -nuts
      -fruit with lowfat yogurt
      -cup of yogurt
      -jello
      -smoothie
      -snack size bag of chips that are baked or pretzels

      supper is 2-3 hrs after you eat your mid day snack
      -chicken (3-4oz) and pasta (3-4oz) with reduce sodium tomato sauce
      -soup + salad lowfat dressing + breadsticks
      -meat (3-4oz) + pasta or rice or potatos + fruit or vegetables

      **********PORTION SIZES ARE KEY***************
      it is also better to eat 5 times a day then to skip a meal, if you skip a meal the food you eat next stays on your body as fat, so keep eating 5 times a day that way your metabolism is always going.

      good luck

      also try cutting back on soda/pop if you drink alot of that and sugar, try not to eat any of that because it just adds empty calories

      since you are trying to lose weight stay between 1700-1900 calories a day

      also make sure you excersie at least 30 minutes a day and walk as much as possible

  27. QUESTION:
    Weight Loss help/getting healthy?
    My whole life I have been a little bit chunky/overweight. Last year I became a vegan and started exercising religiously, and it ultimately resulted in an eating disorder. I lost about 30 pounds, and was at a very healthy weight, but was not healthy. I ended up recovering, but gained back all the weight. I need help with eating healthy and exercising, but I need a plan that will not cause me to overdo it and cause another eating disorder. Can anyone give me a plan that will help me reach my happy medium. Thanks

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    exercise and weight loss?
    I have started a healthy eating and exercise plan after a time in my life when i put about 2 stone on 28 lbs) from depression. I'm now out of the depression and exercise is really doing wonders for me!

    However, I am getting a little disollusioned by my weight loss.......I have lost about 4 lbs in 6 weeks. I am aiming to work out between 3-5 times a week with a mix of spinning (cardio) and some body pump (weights) while keeping an eye on my diet (healthy meals made from scratch, fresh ingredients etc)

    I was just wondering will I start to see results slowly but surely? I can feel my muscles being more pronounced and my tummy a little flatter and my waist re-emerging.....any tips or words of advice would be very welcome :-)

    • ANSWER:
      The rate at which you are losing the weight is just about right. Its a big mistake that a lot of dieters make in trying to lose weight too fast. I think you have got everything under control with the diet and exercises you are doing. Well done you ! just keep on doing what you do and the end results will be fantastic !

  29. QUESTION:
    Looking for exercise plan for weight loss?
    I'm simply looking for an exercise routine to lose weight; not to build muscle, not to be healthier, but simply to remove body fat. I'd like to get rid of my belly, thighs and upper body fat.

    What are some exercise routines that work great for weight loss in these areas? Also, diet ideas?

    I have a treadmill, elliptical, and stationary bike available to me. I weigh roughly 150 pounds, male and am in my late teens. I'd love for ideas on what exercises to do to lose weight from the specified areas, preferably with ways I can build up my tolerance to said exercise (ex, what speed to do the treadmill the first few times, then what I should increase it to when I'm used to that, etc.)

    Thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Hang from a pull-up or chinning bar with your knees slightly bent. Work your abdominals by bringing your knees up toward your chest.

      You should finish the chin and crunch at the same time.

      When fully contracted, your knees will be pulled up to your chest. Slowly reverse the movement and return to the starting position

      If you need more help just contact me.

  30. QUESTION:
    Healthy weight Loss?
    Hi all, I have approx 5 stone to lose, and am currently on a healthy eating plan, my problem is excercise, I walk about 1/2 an hour a day and most days trampoline for about 10 mins, i also play football with my 5 year old twins at least twice a week, is this enough excercise as a start, this week I lost 2lb, I don't want to lose weight too quickly as I want to stay healthy. I would love to go swimming as I know that is a good toning exercise but at the moment am too embaressed. Do I need to do more or just build up as i lose weight.
    Thanks
    Sam x

    • ANSWER:
      Exercise is always good for you ... your body will know if its too much.

      Try this website out for more information on avoiding exercises injuries. Pretty good information. You can also get great tips on healty food recipies etc from this site

      http://artcademy.bacarra.biz/How%20to%20Avoid%20Injuries.htm

      Have fun

  31. 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.

  32. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy weight loss goal?
    I'm 16 and am currently about 5'6 and weigh 184 (I'm not huge physically but I do fall under the obese category). With an intense fall swimming season and some moderate exercise I've lose 17 pounds since last August.

    I'm planning on getting harder into exercise this summer and continuing to do swim in fall, and I've already started on a diet (cutting way down on carbs, replacing soda with flavored seltzer and water, limiting myself to 1750 calories a day). I plan on losing another 60 lbs by next February. My goal weight is 125.

    Does this sound possible and healthy? Does my goal weight sound healthy for my height? I'm desperate to lose weight but I also do not want to ruin my body in the process.

    Also.. my breast size is a 36C (american) and they sag a little, and I have a few stretchmarks on them, my stomach, and under my arms... will they perk up a bit if I do a lot of chest exercises or just deflate further?

    • ANSWER:
      Its usually recommended to lose 2-3 pounds a week but no more than three. If you lose more than 3 pounds a week it will cause more sagging because quick fat loss generally comes straight from your breasts first. Good luck!

  33. QUESTION:
    what's the best exercise for weight loss?
    its a new year and my resolution is to lose weight. I havnt been happy with the way i look for a while now and i've finally decided to do something about it.
    I already planning to improve my diet by decreasing "junk" food intake and swapping it to healthier options but im very unsure of what exercises i shoud do.

    Any advice is welcome, oh and can you please include how many calories i would burn by doing the exercise you recommend.
    Thank you :)

    • ANSWER:
      Swimming is a great form of exercise as it gets every part of your body working , plus you won't sweat :-) well...noticeably lol. I'm not sure how many calories this burns I'm sorry but I thought you would appreciate the help any way.
      Also trampolines are great too! and fun.

  34. QUESTION:
    healthy healthy weight loss
    ive though of a plan and with all my information i have gathered i want to loose 2kg a week but all this is going to be healthy and heaps healthy. if i keep to 1 portion of red meat a week and stick to vegetables,fish and chicken for dinners ill get my proteins and all the good stuff. i might also have like rice or a little bit of pasta. I will be having about 1 glass of milk aday for calcium. and will not be eating fatty foods or any if i can help it. i also am doing exercise such as:
    boxing training 3 times a week about 35-45 minutes of workout the other 15 minutes are like relaxation and breathers.ill also walk my dog a few times a week if i can. I also read you loose alot of calories from sleeping and breathing. you recon i can loose the 2kg? possibly more?
    any suggestions also. (o i am also going to do 40 hour fammon)

    • ANSWER:
      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. switch from white rice and bread to brown. eat 900gms of veggies a day.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.

  35. QUESTION:
    Healthy weight loss tips and ideas?
    Hey :)

    I'm 18 and I'm 12 stone, so slightly overweight. I find this quite worrying as I'm getting older as I want to make the most of the life I've got.

    I plan to eat lots of lean meat, fruit, vegetables, beans & grains, fish and wholegrain products.
    Also I'm going to exercise intensely 3/4 times a week and then do some low impact exercise on the other days.

    I'm also going to keep an eating diary, I despise counting calories and things like that so I'm just going to stick to writing down so that I know what I'm eating and avoiding foods with saturated fat and a lot of sugar in.

    I hope to lose about 2 stone in about 3 months, losing 2 pounds a week.

    Do you think this is a good plan and is it healthy?
    and do you have any tips that I could consider?

    Thanks

    x

    • 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).

  36. 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:

  37. QUESTION:
    What is the best weight loss plan you have found that really worked for you?
    Me and my hubby are trying to concieve, but I've been told that this probably wont happen unless I lose at least 50 pounds. (told by a doctor not my hubby) My weight is causing an insulin problem which does not allow ovulation. I have started by getting rid of all caffine drinks, and cutting out the sweets. I'm filling my body with plenty of water and walking 20 minutes a day. I know its just a start and will take some time, but does anyone know any good, healthy ways to diet and exercise without hurting your body?

    • ANSWER:
      Weight watchers is a great program for weight loss. It really works if you stick with it. And starting out walking 20 minutes a day is awesome, but you'll have to ramp it up to lose the weight. Find a Jazzercise class in your area. Me and my friends swear by it. Go and have fun and don't give up, it gets easier the more you do it. There is a woman in my class that has lost 80 pounds with the WW/Jazzercise combo. And I'm working on it, I feel better than I have in my whole life! Good luck!

  38. QUESTION:
    Dieting/healthy eating and exercise help please!?
    I'm 14 years old, almost 15. I weight 10st 5. I'm 5ft 5/6 and I'm a girl. I know I'm not over weight but I'm on the borderline between healthy weight and risk of overweight. I don't consider myself fat, but I'm not happy with how much I weigh. I don't like my belly or my legs. I have a lot of self confidence issue's due to having severe eczema all over my legs and several scars as well.

    I know I need to eat healthy to start of with to lose some weight, but I just can't motivate myself what so ever. I can eat healthy for about 2 days, then it just completely fails. What can I do to motivate myself to eat healthy to achieve weight loss? What are some good healthy eating plans? I'm a vegetarian by the way, and I'm quite fussy as well.

    Also, I want to become fit. I used to be quite fit as I did a lot of sport but since I quit football, its gone downhill and I can't start playing football again, I don't have enough time. What exercises can I do further down the line of dieting/healthy eating to maintain weight loss and become fit? Also, if I start exercising now, will it help? I've been told not to start exercising till you've lost some weight become exercising will just tone your fat and turn it into muscle so you won't lose any weight.

    Many thanks upfront for all the comments that hopefully will be received. I really do appreciate it. Also, if your going to moan about a 14 year old dieting/healthy eating, don't bother. Its what I want to do. Thanks again!

    • ANSWER:
      What you're feeling is normal.At your very young age ,you can still grow up.I mean you still have a chance to be skinny.Remember, once you reached puberty,your body will change, so don't lose hope.And because you really want to look good,you are preparing of who you want to be in the future,which is a good start.I appreciate you being aware of that at a very young age.Most people who have the same problem like you start to make a change at a very old age and find it difficult to see success.Anyway, don't be sad.Just don't eat too much.Don't overdo.its bad.Don't sleep after you take your meal.Don't drink too much water after meal.Don't eat fast as air enter into your stomach.When you eat,munch and munch as saliva will help digestion easier.Drink plenty of water early in the morning to flush out toxins and enhance metabolism.Don't forget to pray to God as well.Just take time to enjoy yourself with friends.Yes you may think your fat but that doesn't mean you look ugly.Your attitude describes who you are.Physical appearance can be easily change but attitude is super hard to change.Don't let it destroy all your other beautiful qualities,instead learn to accept it.Confidence is always the key but don't forget to set limit.Just be patient.Basically, it takes time for somebody to adapt the changes but once you're used with it, you might find yourself at ease.

      You can also get a self help book.I recommend "Unleash your Full Potential by James Rick" http://www.fullpotential.com/about-james .I was once looking for a self help book when somebody online recommended me to read his writings.I say,I never got bored reading the book.

      The purpose of the Full Potential Philosophy is for living life at your best: physically,mentally,spiritually, socially and financially.It teaches you the things you need to enhance I mean the areas you need to develop and how you can be productive.We need to have deep understanding about ourselves before we get our full potential.Life is temporary. Your existence – at least on Earth, has a beginning and an end. This fact urges you to be efficient about how you use time.And that what leads you to be productive.Especially you're wanting to lose weight and live a health lifestyle.

  39. QUESTION:
    How do you stay motivated to exercise and lose weight?
    I set goals for myself (like walk 30 min./day), I'll do it for a couple days, then it feels like a chore and I quit. I never follow through with what I plan to do to get healthier. How do you get and stay motivated to follow through on a weight loss plan/exercise plan?

    • ANSWER:
      Buy yourself a great outfit one size too small. Then, every morning (or night) when you get ready to take a shower, look at yourself in a full-lenght mirror (with no clothes on). I know it sounds crazy....but that's how I became more aware of how I looked.....and how I wanted to look. The previous user is right....don't set goals that are too high. Start with one size. Also, once you form the habit (after about 30 days) of walking or exercising, you will feel yucky when you don't do it. IT gives you that time alone to think, enjoy the scenery around you...that in itself will motivate you once you are in the habit, you won't want to miss it.

      Good Luck. P.S. Don't do the same thing every day...mix it up a little so you don't get in a rut.

  40. 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:

  41. 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:

  42. QUESTION:
    good weight loss plan?
    Hey, i'm 18 years old, male and 5 foot 10.

    Over the last 18 months i've worked hard to change my lifestyle and i've lost 4 stone, i'd say medically im now healthy weight and i wear 30 inch waist clothes, so im happy with my work up till now.

    However i'm having trouble with the final layer of abdominal fat and the love handle area, any significant weight loss is much slower now, over the past 2 months ive felt no noticeable change but luckily pictures i'd taken do show changes so i know ive not just hit a wall. But i am struggling.
    I have good overall lean muscle mass, but my abdominal muscles are hidden by that last little bit of fat(i'd be surprised if theres 6lbs left to go at the most) so all the abb work ive done is for nothing at the minute because they're not visible.

    so basically i just want to lower body fat percentage abit to look more toned in the core area.

    My current diet and exercise plan is:

    Breakfast: low sugar/wholegrain cereal or poached eggs on wholemeal bread.

    Lunch: wholemeal sandwich, chicken salad or soup with a fruit salad or diet protein bar.

    Dinner: Chicken steaks, turkey steaks or fish with either steamed vegetables(not potato) or tomatoes

    If ive done more exercise than usual or after drinking water and waiting 20 minutes still feeling hungry then i will have another snack, but it is unusual and always healthy.

    I have 1 cheat meal per week to ensure my metabolism is shaken up.

    Drinks: Green Tea, Water or Black Coffee.(unlimited amount)

    For Exercise: I go to the gym 3-4 times per week for roughly an hour or just over. I do a 2 mile run at 7.0mph on a treadmill, some high intensity interval training on the stairmaster and then i do some light weight high rep circuit training on weight machines.

    My diet is on average 1500 calories a day, i burn off roughly 300 calories each gym session and its high protein, low carbohydrate.

    Any helpful advice would be brilliant thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      green teas is a good idea...but make sure it is the loose kind that you find in oriental shops and not the commerical "tea bagged" kind you find in super markets..find a small oriental shop for this as well as their asian rice is much better quality .

      you can eat how much you like if you stay within these 3 guidelines and still lose fat naturally and gradually. You should lose 10lbs each month on average.

      1.eat only steamed lean meats, eggs, healthy fruits ,vegetables, nuts, grains, & yogurt..2. drink only water, juice, & milk..3. walk or do some physical exercise 1-3 hour every day.

      (btw, recommend you also to buy an electronic food steamer ((Very cheap)) and a rice cooker as makes it very easy to prepare healthy meals)

  43. QUESTION:
    I want to lose weight, i plan on a healthy eating plan and excersise but does it matter what exercise i do?
    On one hand I think it doesn't matter what type of exercise i do - because doesn't it all lead to one thing, which is burning calories, burning fat and then ultimately losing weight.
    As long as I get my heartbeat up and am sweating it out - does it matter?
    I have workout dvds so weight loss cardio/power sculpt/yoga/boot camp workout. And I thought to do these but I prefer to do the treadmill. I don't know why, because it's not easier I still get my heartbeat up. But the exercises are different, and at the moment I just want to lose the excess weight. but with the dvds I do move my whole body more/arms/jumping etc.
    So what is better for losing weight the workout dvds or treadmill? or does it matter?

    Im not worried about toning at the moment, When I am smaller I would do the dvds for that but now ?I just wanna lose it first.

    BEST ANSWER GIVEN! Many thanks in advance !!!!

    • ANSWER:
      If you are thinking about doing JUST treadmill work then you better think twice. Yes you will burn fat, but at a much slower pace. Let me explain.

      The more muscle mass you activate when you workout, the more energy is needed and so more fat is burnt to compensate. That's why FULL BODY workout routines are the best. Stick to compound exercises (such as squats, bench press, shoulder press, dips, pull-ups, deadlifts, bent over (or cable) rows, etc).
      I know what you're thinking. "I don't want to BUILD muscle, I want to LOSE fat. Isn't the bench press for building a huge chest?" The answer is no. There's a lot more to building muscle than just the exercises you do, just like there is a lot more to losing fat than the exercises you do (as you already know, nutrition is a huge part of it).

      When you work out, you want to use exercises that incorporate as many muscles as possible. Stay away from things like bicep curls and leg extensions (these are mainly for further developing huge muscles) which you don't need to do. Instead go for the compound exercises I listed before.
      Take the bench press for instance. It uses the chest, the shoulder and the triceps as primary muscle groups, and also uses the abs, the back and the biceps for stabilising.
      If you're still not convinced, take the pull-up for example. It uses the lats (the muscles under your arms on your back), the biceps and the rear delts (back of shoulders) as primary muscles, and your lower back, your abs and your chest for stabilising.

      Yes, treadmill WILL burn fat, but if you stick to that you're only using half your body. Imagine how much fat you could lose if you used your WHOLE body.
      -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Workouts:
      There are 2 types of workout methods. Split workout, and full body workouts.
      Splits target one muscle group per day, these are more for advanced bodybuilders.
      Full body workouts are more for begginner/intermediate bodybuilders and people trying to lose fat and tone up.

      "But I don't want to build muscle!" you'll be saying.

      Realise that it's not the exercises that you do, but how you do them that determines fat loss or muscle gain. The 2 biggest differences between a fat loss workout and a bodybuilding workout are:
      1. Rep range
      2. Rest time

      Rep Range
      Bodybuilders train in the 3 to 10 rep range.
      For fat loss, you should increase this to 15 reps (repetitions).
      The weight you use should not be insanely heavy, but don't be tempted to go for a light weight. The rule is "If you can do 2 more reps than you are aiming for, the weight is too light."
      If you are aiming for 15 reps on the bench press, and you can reach 17 and possibly even carry on, then the weight is too light and you are not getting a good workout. Vice versa, if you can only reach 12 reps, the weight is too heavy.

      Rest Time
      Bodybuilders rest for 60+ seconds between sets. (Reps are the number of repetitions you perform of one movement, sets are the number of times you perform this number of reps, e.g. 3 sets of 15 reps goes: 15 reps, rest, 15 reps, rest, 15 reps, rest. Done.)
      For fat loss, keep your rest times short. This will keep your heart rate up and burn more calories. Only rest for 20 to 30 seconds between sets.
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      To conclude:
      1. Full body workouts (each time you exercise, do an exercise for each main muscle group).
      2. High reps (15 works best for fat loss)
      3. Enough weight (not too little, not too much either)
      4. Low rest (keep your heart pounding and your body will burn that fat away)
      5. Cardio is an important part of fat loss too. Incorporate the treadmill into your workout ALSO.
      6. High protein diet, good fats and healthy carbs (from brown bread/rice/pasta and fruit/veg) and lots of water. Eat often in small amounts (5 to 6 meals per day, but only 2-300 calories per meal). This keeps your metabolic rate high so your body stores less food as fat. Remember, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. WHAT DID I SAY? Breakfast is the most IMPORTANT meal of the day.
      7. KEEP A FAT LOSS DIARY AND TRAINING LOG! There's no better motivation than to see how much progress you've made.
      8. This is the most important: SET GOALS (both long term and short term).
      - Short term - I will lose X pounds per week for the next 4 weeks.
      - Long term - I will be a size X by the end of the year.

      When you complete your goals, set more challenging ones.

  44. QUESTION:
    What is a comprehensive online weight loss program that contains diet, exercise, and motivational challenges?
    I'm looking to find an online weight loss program which offers a diet component (meal plan, recipes, information about healthy food choices), exercise (customized workouts which are tailored to a person's fitness level), professional support (access to registered dietitians, personal trainers, etc), a thriving community (support boards), and little challenges to keep me motivated and continuing with the program. It would be fun if some little prizes were offered for being the best competitor in the challenges (protein shakes, fat caliper, etc). I'm concerned more about the features and reputation rather than the cost. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      The Diet Solution Program will show you how to safely and permanently lose weight by eating the right foods in the right combination. There is a Quick start guide that briefly explains every principle in the program so you can get started right away. Right now you can get access, for next to nothing.

      There are over 90 healthy and delicious recipes and tips to follow. Daily meal plans are calculated for your personal needs. You will learn about which fats are good for you and which ones you need to stay away from... There is a 4 week workout plan with insider secrets for the ultimate fat burning workout.

      I think that's more than enough fom me.
      I've put a link below for all the information you'll ever need about this program.
      I highly recommend it.

  45. QUESTION:
    Do you know a healthy 200-250 calorie snack(s) I could add to my weight loss plan?
    Im female, 17, 5ft 2 and weigh 128lbs.
    My goal is to weigh about 108lbs, have a toned body and to be healthy.
    I have come up with a good weekly diet and exercise plan that is very healthy and active just a bit low in calories.
    My daily calorie intake on this plan is about 1000 calories a day average, and I know the minimum calorie intake should be 1200,
    …so I was wondering what else I could add to it that is 200-250 calories?
    Something like a treat or snack(s) that is healthy, not a meal or anything unhealthy, does anyone have any ideas for me please?

    Thanks x

    • ANSWER:
      Protein and fiber bars are great for filling you up, keeping the metabloism going and helping you to build muscle. Look here...

  46. QUESTION:
    Weight loss/ healthy body :/?
    I'm 16, 5'7" and weight a lot more than the ideal 16 year old female should. I have a pretty face, I just wish I could say the same for my body. I'm tired of looking in the mirror and hating myself. I don't mind dieting, it's just the exercise aspect. I'm not fit at all...I have no willpower. ): You would think as motivated as I get sometimes I would just go out and do it. But I don't. What's wrong with me? My boyfriend actually lost 100+ pounds this past year and he's built up a lot of muscle. He's never looked better, and girls are always hitting on him. It makes me feel that much worse. That much more fat and unattractive. Does anyone have a simple diet plan for me to follow? Please. I'm tired of feeling this way.

    • ANSWER:

  47. QUESTION:
    What is the best "weight loss" pill out there?
    I have been struggling with my weight now for over 2 years. I was on birth control and it really messed up my metabolism. I have tried every weight loss plan out there, from eating healthy to getting exercise. I was wondering if anyone has heard of the drug called Topamax used for migraines and if this has worked. I am weighing all my options right now and researching different drugs. Does anyone know a good drug out there for weight loss?

    • ANSWER:
      check it out....Weight loss Tips

      http://www.onlinecarez.blogspot.com/

  48. QUESTION:
    advice for ppl about weight loss and exercise must read this NOW?
    here are some answers to alot of questions on the health section
    1. there isnt an exercise to drop fat/raise muscle from/for 1 part of your body
    2. if you want to lose weight its easy -burn off more than you eat-, simple and the TRUTH
    3. if you plan to eat 2 peices of something to nothing a day for a week yes you will lose weight ....but as soon as you get back to eating normal again the weight will flop back on you.
    4. dont do a diet that you can only do for 2 weeks it should be able to stay with you all your life. not a "lettuce for one week, then soup for the next"
    5. eating healthy is the major thing to change when trying to lose fat, then you add exercise to burn off what you ate.
    6. Never exclude a food group when trying to lose weight, like" YOU cant eat carbs/protein/fat" you need all of these to live and maintain health!!!!! i hate all those diets that say no carbs its ridiculous

    well i hope i helped ppl from my experience and luv for learning about weightloss/health
    if its too long i just dont read it lol
    but i always end up writing too much so yeah

    • ANSWER:
      koo

  49. 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.

  50. QUESTION:
    Do you get stretch marks after minimal weight loss?
    Over the festive period, along with many other people, I put on a bit of weight.
    I've decided to do something about it.
    I'm 8 stone 11 at the moment and about a year ago I was 8 stone but still healthy and I plan to go back to this weight through the process of healthy eating and exercise.
    My only concern is stretch marks as a consequence of my weight loss.
    Can stretch marks really be caused by losing around a stone in weight?
    Thanks for your answers!

    • ANSWER:
      You dont get strech marks form loosing weight. You get them from gaining and streching out your skin. If you dont have any now chances are when you lose the weight you wont have them.


A List Diet Food Doctor

Are you looking 00004000 for an alkaline diet list to guide you through a new way of eating? Yes, more and more people today learn about the alkaline program and many have decided to switch to this new kind of diet and lifestyle. If you plan to do the same, then you've made a very smart decision.

Let's take a closer look at what an alkaline diet is and compare it against an acidic diet. Afterwards, discover what your food choices say about you and find out how you can change your eating habits for the better.

Healthy Food Equals Healthy Body

What is the difference between alkaline and acidic diet? Alkaline dieting primarily promotes foods that are high in alkaline content. Some examples of alkaline rich foods are parsley, broccoli, garlic, raw spinach, celery, raisins, etc. These kinds of food neutralize excess acid by flushing out toxins and preventing acid build-up in our system. Thus, the more we consume alkaline-rich foods, the better we can maintain the right acid-alkaline balance of our body.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Where can I get a list of food diet items I need to change to due to health reasons?
    I just found out that I have a really bad fatty Liver & Pancreas. The doctor said I have to change my whole diet. I am 46 years of age, where do I start? I have been eating the same things all my life!
    Also I know that exercise is important as well but at this time I can hardly walk & they will be doing a hip replacement for that.
    Also, I do NOT consume any alcohol !!

    • ANSWER:
      i was about your age when I was diagnosed with diabetes, and you now have a very large learning curve ahead of you. there is no list, but you can find out what you need to know by talking to your doctor.
      Also check out the link below for detailed info.
      It took me about 2 years to learn what to eat and how to translate dietary information on food product packaging...but a basic idea is to eat foods with less than 10% sugar and foods with a high fiber content, also low carb foods as carbs are sugars

  2. QUESTION:
    Alkaline Diet Food List?
    What foods will help me lose weight and are on the Alkaline diet food list?

    Question: I am really overweight. I weighed myself at 274 on my last visit to the doctor. I had to choose a diet plan to go on, so I choose the Alkaline diet. I heard that this diet will help me gain strength, increase my energy, and improve my stamina, all while losing weight. I really want to go on this diet but I need to know what foods will help me on this diet and is there an alkaline diet food list?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many food items on the alkaline diet food list. You have several different categories to choose from. To balance out the acidic foods that you intake, you must eat plenty of alkaline diet foods. On this diet you must realize the most important thing is balancing both acidifying and alkalizing elements within the body.

      A few of the highly alkaline items on the alkaline diet food list are Summer black radish, alfalfa grass, barley grass, fresh cucumbers, dandelion, dog grass, jicama, kale, kumat grass, shave grass, soy sprouts, all kinds of sprouted seeds, straw grass, and wheat grass. Just because something is not highly alkaline does not mean it is not alkaline at all. Other foods such as spinach, sorrel, oregano, ginger, garlic, french cut green beans, fresh endive, celery, red radish, fresh red beets, almond butter, royal jelly, white navy beans, and many more are alkaline and will help balance the acidic foods.

      The key to the alkaline diet is not only consistency but balance.

  3. QUESTION:
    My doctor put me on a 1500 calorie diet and i need a shopping list of foods to eat. Please help me?
    Im only 16 and i weigh 206lbs. My doctor put me on a 1500 calorie and excercise diet. I REALLY need help with the shopping list, and the foods i should eat. Please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      the Budget Gourmet Leam meals aren't bad. They are cheap, easy (you just put them in the microwave), and don't taste too bad. The biggest thing to be aware of when you are reading the nutrition label is the serving size. Something may say its only 150 calories, but, it may have 3 servings in the box.

  4. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know where I can find a diabetic diet plan like the doctor gives patients?
    I know a lady who had to go on a diabetic diet for health reasons. I was wondering if there was anywhere that I could find a meal plan for a 1800 calorie or 1600 calorie diet, that lists foods for each meal and snacks etc etc. I know for a dieabetic diet just cut out sugar, but the meal plans actually break it down. Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      I know what you're saying, but it is a little complicated because meal plans ideally are created by a nutritionist/diabetes educator specifically for you. It also takes a little education; it's not simply "eat a sandwich for lunch." I'll list what my meal plan looks like. I'm on 2000 calories, and I'm pregnant, but basically by eating more veggies and reducing some of the carbs you would have the right calories and it's more appropriate for non-pregnant eating:

      Breakfast:
      1-2 Starch
      1 protein
      1 fat

      Snack:
      1 starch
      1 protein

      Lunch:
      2 starch
      1 fruit
      1 veggie
      3 protein
      1 fat

      Snack:
      1 fruit
      1 protein
      1 milk

      Dinner:
      3 starch
      2 veggie
      3-5 protein
      2 fat

      Snack:
      1 milk
      1 fruit or starch
      1 protein or fat

      The trick is to know what that translates to. Starches are whole-wheat, low glycemic carb servings that equal 15 grams of carbohydrates. Fruits are also 15g of carbohydrates. Protein servings would be 7g of protein, and milk would be 15g of carbohydrates.

  5. QUESTION:
    any one have a list of wheat free diet foods ... help !?!?!?!?!?!?!?
    does any one have a diet plan of the foods that you can eat if you are on a wheat free diet , my doctor has just put meon one , that i have to cut all wheat out .

    any one have a list of foods that i can and cant eat ...

    much apresheaited.
    xxxx
    it is beacuse the doctor thinks it is disruping my IBS ...and so i have to try and cut it out and see hwta happens and if this is the trigger food

    • ANSWER:
      Do you mean wheat free specifically or gluten-free? Due to a wheat allergy or due to celiac disease? I ask because the answers differ.
      For information on the difference, and on suggestions of what you CAN eat, go to http://www.celiac.com/

  6. QUESTION:
    In need of a list of foods for a diet? Please help. :) ?
    Okay, Im 16, im 5ft or 5ft1 I weight 8 stone, my doctor said 7.1 is the normal weight for my age and height, Anyway, I've been eating alot of junk food recently, And i want to replace it with healthy food to help me lose some weight.

    Can someone write me a list of healthy foods or write a healthy plan for me, im going shopping soon and i want to know what foods to buy, such as pasta etc?

    • 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

  7. QUESTION:
    If I wanted to start an insulin resistance diet?
    what foods should I avoid?

    my doctor said because of my blood test results I have to start a insulin resistance diet?

    please list me foods that contains insulin? I would really appreciate it xoxo

    • ANSWER:
      foods dont contain insulin... but sugar causes the release of insulin in ur body, so u cant eat carbs, or sugar for an insulin resistance diet... basically a ketogenic diet. (under 30g carbs a day)

  8. QUESTION:
    What food's to avoid while taking coumadin?
    Doctor's have told my mom to avoid green's/leafy vegetables while taking Coumadin. Is there a site listing diet and or food's to avoid while taking Coumadin?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.coumadin.com/for_consumers.aspx

      I think it is mostly dark green leafy veggies. Spinach, lettuces, turnip greens etc.

  9. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a list of foods WITHOUT folic acid?
    Im on a strict diet from my doctor and I cant have any folic acid for 2 weeks. Where can I get a list of food without folic acid in it? Im starving but I dont know what to eat!!!
    Gee, I dont know how to make this clear...I need a list of foods WITHOUT, yes I said WITHOUT folic acid. I know what food has it but that isnt going to help me with lunch today. Can anyone please help me with a list of food WITHOUT folic acid. And yes, I know every healthy diet needs folic acid but my Dr put me on it for just 2 weeks and I was put on it for a reason, reasons for which I choose not to discuss with strangers.

    Thanks for understanding!

    • ANSWER:
      Updated
      "Milk, Yogurt, Cheese, Fats, Oils, and Sweets are poor sources of folate!"

      - http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/5000/5553.html

      What kind of doctor are you seeing?

      "Folate intake from food is not associated with any health risk. The risk of toxicity from folic acid intake from supplements and/or fortified foods is also low [65]. It is a water soluble vitamin, so any excess intake is usually excreted in urine. There is some evidence that high levels of folic acid can provoke seizures in patients taking anti-convulsant medications [1]. Anyone taking such medications should consult with a medical doctor before taking a folic acid supplement."

  10. QUESTION:
    Can anyone give me tips on food shopping?
    My boyfriend is on a very strict diet; he's got too high cholesterol and he's obese, so he has this one nutritionist who gave him a list of foods he can have and foods to avoid for losing weight, as well as a chart of how many servings of what food group to eat when, tailored to his eating habits; his doctor gave him a second list of foods to eat and foods to avoid for his cholesterol; and he's been advised to watch his sodium. He needs low-sodium foods with low saturated fat and low cholesterol, no cheese, he doesn't eat eggs-- and he's a college student barely scraping money together to shop at all, so it needs to be cheap. Any suggestions?
    Basically, the way he shops, when he has money (his parents give him a small amount for his rent so he can continue in school, plus he's now got a parttime job to supplement), he goes shopping for maybe 20-40 dollars worth of groceries, which he does maybe twice a month, and supplements with fast food when his groceries run out, because food and gas are competing for his $$

    • ANSWER:
      My advice is to shop the perimeter of the grocery store, that is where most of the healthy foods are located. I don't know what is all on his list of what to eat and what not to eat, from both the nutritionist and doctor, but I assume it would include lots of foods from the produce area like fresh fruits and vegetables, the meat department where you will find poultry and fish, and then the aisles where he can get things like low-sodium canned tuna and canned salmon, whole grain breads and whole grains (like brown rice and rolled oats), nuts, seeds, and legumes (lentils, black beans), and then healthy fats like olive oil- all naturally low in sodium, saturated fat, and cholesterol.

      Processed food and fast food can be really cheap, but it is loaded with hydregenated oils, sodium, and sugars, all of the things he should avoid, and they are usually located in the middle of the store- all the packaged junk foods, cookies, crackers, chips, candy, etc.

      If you shop the sales, use coupons, buy generic when it is an option, buy some items in bulk, and cook at home it can be affordable. It will require a lot of organization, planning ahead, and basic cooking skills, but it can be done- and good health is the reward.

      Helpful link:

      http://sparkpeople.com/resource/Nutrition_articles.asp?id=511&page=2

  11. QUESTION:
    No processed food diet?
    My doctor has put me on a diet of no processed food. What exactly does this include? I know lunch meat is a big one, but what else can be included on this list? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I found a pretty good site that explains which foods are processed and it lists what to stay away from. Hope I helped, good luck.

  12. QUESTION:
    I'm 15 and on a strict meal plan. Can anyone give me some breakfast options from this food list please!?
    My doctor put me on a strict diet because I have fibromyalgia. This is the list of foods I am allowed to have daily. Keep in mind that I'm a 15 year old girl.

    These are the foods I can have:

    Chicken
    Turkey
    Eggs, any style
    Cheddar, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Cream, Swiss, etc. Cheese
    Sour or heavy cream
    Cantaloupe (limit 1/4 cup per day)
    Strawberries (limit 6-8 per day)
    Broccoli
    Cabbage
    Celery
    Chinese Cabbage
    Leeks
    Lettuce, any type
    Dill or Sour Pickles
    Scallions
    Spinach
    Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Ranch Dressing, Caesar Dressing, Mustard, Dijon Mustard, Worcestershire Sauce (Sugar-free)

    No carbs or sugars are allowed (bread, tortillas, syrup, etc)
    Anything that is not on this list is not allowed

    The list is longer than this but these are the only foods I like. Everyday I've been having an egg omelette filled with cheddar cheese and my limit of cantaloupe and strawberries. What else can I have for breakfast by using those foods? I know this is a long list but if anyone can help me it will be greatly appreciated.
    My doctor told me I can only have what is on the list

    • ANSWER:
      At the link below you will be able to plug in the ingredients you want to use and you'll receive recipes using those ingredients.

  13. QUESTION:
    Food or meal ideas with very low sodium, very low sugar, and low calories?
    There's an older relative of mine who has been told they need to eat foods with very low sodium (due to kidneys) and very low sugar (diabetes). These are per doctor's instructions, and they were given a generic list of food recommendations. However, I just wanted to throw this question out there to see if there are any creative ideas or possibly recipes that people would know of. I can tell that this family member is getting rather bored with their diet.

    • ANSWER:
      There are lots of creative ideas, limited only by your imagination. I will make a couple of recommendations. First and foremost, keep regular appointments with the doctor. Here are a couple to start with:

      breakfast - make oatmeal - REAL oatmeal. you will find it is sodium free. I make mine with skim milk, but you may want to cook with water as it has no sugar and mike does. use 3/4 cup oats and 1.5 cups liquid. This is an inexpensive filling meal with many benefits. Sweet and low adds to the flavor and I put 1/2 tsp of cinnamon on mine. There is some research that claims cinnamon (and other spices to some extent) have positive effects on cholesterol and glucose levels. Check for yourself and don't over do it, as you CAN consume too much cinnamon.

      For lunch, try a turkey sandwich on toasted light bread. Look around for lower sodium products. Add romaine lettuce and use mustard instead of mayo. Add some carrot or celery styx and a sugar free jello and you have another winner.

      Dinner is the easiest. I like grilled chicken breast - if you look in the spice isle you can find a lot of sodium free spice mixes, or just cook with pepper and the juice of a fresh lemon. Add some grilled, roasted, or steamed veges and serve with a portion of brown rice.

      For a snack, try an apple (cored and sliced) banana, orange in season or air popped popcorn with a tall cold glass of seltzer water and lemon.

      These ideas lower most people's food bills, and usually their weight, which helps with the other problems.

      Good Luck to you family and bless you for being a helper!

  14. QUESTION:
    Science Diet Dog Food?????
    My 2 year old female westie has horrible allergies and we completed allergy testing a year ago. She was then put on prescription food from the vet that was VERY expensive (/10 lb. bag!). She stayed on it for a while and the doctor said since she was doing fine, I could swap to different food from a pet store and he gave me a list of what she could have. I chose Science Diet. She hasn't had any problems with it but...I noticed lately her breath is starting to stink really bad and I brush her teeth once a week or every two weeks, so that shouldn't be it. She is also shivering occassionally. Yes, it's cold outside but she'll shiver for no reason sometimes. Most of the time though, she's extremely active and outgoing. Also, I have a pet ear thermometer at home and she's not running a fever for a dog. Could these 2 things have anything to do with the dog food? Or something else? Thanks for any help.
    Thanks for the answers. She's allergic to beef, fish, and deer. Pretty much rules out everything but chicken. ugh. Also, I've asked the vet about her yearly cleaning and he said he didn't think she needed it done until she was 3 years old. That's kinda weird isn't it?
    @cjrossi-they sent off the allergy test somewhere else and that place sent back a list of foods that were compatible. It's science diet lamb meal and rice. I've heard bad stuff about it though, after I've started it. Ugh!
    I just made an appt with the vet in about an hour just to check things out. I wish we could let her chew bones. That may be our problem. She tends to swallow them whole and we had to induce vomiting a few months ago, due to her doing that. Crazy dog! haha

    • ANSWER:
      They probably don't have anything to do with the food, but if you're unsure of anything, the best thing to do is check with her vet. As far as her breath goes, has she ever had a professional teeth cleaning? I'm not talking about the occasional brushing you do or her groomer does, but one at a vet clinic? Once a year (or sometimes more often!), she may need a professional cleaning, kind of like the one you get done at the dentist. Dogs can't readily keep their mouths open for the doctor, so it is an anesthetic procedure. They'll clean the teeth, polish them, and get a good look at the gums and sometimes even do dental X-Rays to make sure her teeth are nice and healthy. It's definitely worth it! I have a miniature dachshund and he needs this done every 6 months!

      As far as the shaking goes, it may be because it's chilly outside, or it may be for attention. But, it could also be a way of her trying to tell you she's in pain or something. My advice is to take her to your vet, even if it's just for peace of mind. Good luck!

  15. QUESTION:
    What are calorie free foods & Diet Plan Please Help!?
    My doctor put me on a diet to lose weight and didn't give me much information on the calories just i need to be on a 1,300-1400 calorie diet. so im wandering if anyone can help me with that and let me know the list of Calorie-Free foods are? thanks so much (i need to lose 110 pounds)

    • ANSWER:
      Mandie, you may have heard of the Negative Calorie diet - is that what your looking for?

      This approach may go the Calorie-Free way one better...you can check it out at

      http://diet-related.info/negative_calorie_diet_plan.htm

      Best wishes to you!

  16. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a good diet regimen to follow for migraine sufferers?
    The doctor gave me a small list of foods to avoid but I may need some extra help here. If anyone has a big list of foods i can/can't have I would greatly appreciate it. Also any additional suggestions would be great.

    • ANSWER:

  17. QUESTION:
    Doctors- I am 14 and going on a diet plz help me and read this!?
    Hey! You guys are so awesome (especially if you answer this)!
    I am14 years old and i'm not chubby or fat or anything, i'm just not at my "ideal" weight. I want to lose some weight so PLZ just tell me what is a good diet (list the foods and fruits and vegetables that I should eat each day) for me.
    We avoid all preservatives and junk food already, and I don't drink any pop what-so-ever. We especially avoid this ingredient corn syrup.
    Thanks! Plus, I exercise and I don't sit down all day. I just want to know a list of foods that are good for a kid to lose weight on... thank you thank you thank you!!! =)
    I already do replace sweets with fruits cuz i don't eat sweets.
    All i'm asking is for a list of foods like for ex. Cheerios for breaskfast and stuff like that so I can know what is right for me to eat. I don't compare myself w/ models anyways.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't sound like you need to diet. I would walk everyday,play volley ball or basket ball to keep tone. Cut back on sweets and replace them with fruit. Please don't compare yourself to the models on tv, they are stick people. Some of them obviously don't!! eat healthy.

  18. QUESTION:
    Pinto bean AND black bean allergy? I was recently tested (blood test) for food allergies.?
    I tested positive (as in I DO have an allergy or sensitivity) to Pinto beans. On the diet given to me by my doctor it says no pinto beans but kidney beans and various other types (limas and garbanzos and more) are allowed. It doesn't mention black beans. How similar are they? Am I allergic to both? Is there a food allergy list or something somewhere on the internet that might tell me?

    • ANSWER:
      Yo uare only allergic to what your doctor tells you you are. The best test was the blood test and I'm sorry to hear you are allergic to pinto beans.

      Here is a site, probably the only one you will need:

      http://www.righthealth.com/Health/Allergy%20Food%20Lists-s?lid=yhoo-ads-sb-9764508286

  19. QUESTION:
    List Of Foods And Fruits With Very LOW or NO Potassium?
    My mother had a stroke and the doctor said that she cannot have potassium in her diet or else it will cause problems with her heart...and of course we don't want that to happen!
    So, Doc. said that Potassium, Sodium, and Protein are a no-go in her diet, but failed to tell us what those foods are.
    If anyone could be kind enough to help me?
    Thanks so much.

    • ANSWER:
      Try this page:
      http://www.etoolsage.com/chart/Food_Diet.asp?toolsort=1500

      List of Low Potassium Fruits -
      http://www.etoolsage.com/chart/Food_Diet.asp?Cate=0900&Chk306=306&SN306=20&SR306=%3C%3D&Amount306=50&pageNo=1

  20. QUESTION:
    List some of low calorie food to reduce weight?
    Iam a 27yrs old woman.I got married 2 years back.still i couldnt conceive.Becasue of my weight.My weight is 65.Doctors ask me to reduce my weight to 55.Also iam having irregular periods from beginning.What diet i have to follow?

    • ANSWER:
      For the first person....what the HELL??....You cook meat so it tastes good. If you ate it raw you'd get sick.

      Anyway, good low cal food are always veggies and fruits. Celery actually has negative calories. Try not to eat a lot of sugar and soda. Drink plenty of water (drinking liquid can help with hunger cravings). Tea is good for you as long as you don't put a lot of milk and sugar in it. Try chicken without the skin, fish, and lean meats. Also, EAT SLOWLY!!! So many people scarf down their food and wonder why they still feel hungry. Give your body time to digest and you'll probably eat half as much.

  21. QUESTION:
    I need a food of list i can eat.. please read thanks.. got this from a web site and i want to try it..
    Your diet and psoriasis
    Maintaining overall well-being

    Keep your entire system in mind when considering dietary changes. Proper nutrition is important for a person's well-being. According to dermatologist Janet Prystowsky, M.D., Ph.D., of New York, numerous studies support the notion that psoriasis causes certain nutritional deficiencies. Correcting those deficiencies in protein, folates (derived from green, leafy vegetables), iron, water and calories will not necessarily clear psoriasis, but it should improve your general health. Studies show that a balanced, low-fat diet can help prevent many serious illnesses, including heart disease, strokes and cancer.
    Doctors have noted that the skin of some psoriasis patients will sometimes improve on a weight-loss diet and that weight gain can cause psoriasis to flare or worsen. Many dermatologists believe that maintaining a healthy weight may have beneficial effects on an individual's psoriasis.
    The Psoriasis Foundation has heard from many members and friends that limiting or eliminating their intake of certain items, such as caffeine, alcohol, sugar, white flour and products containing gluten has also helped to improve their psoriasis..... this is the stuff i have to stay away from (Caffeine
    Alcohol
    Sugar
    White flour
    Gluten
    Milk
    beef
    so what is their that i can eat?? thanks for all the answers.. I won't say all the people that have psoriasis have to stay away from this cause i put the stuff up their that am alligge to.. so am thinking thats what my psoriasis is acting up, I know It takes alot of food away that i can't eat anymore.. so any help thanks..

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  22. QUESTION:
    What would be the long-term effects of an extremely limited diet?
    I'm thinking of this with reference to, say, a five-year old. All the doctors, magazines, books, etc, say if your child goes through a phase of eating only one food, you shouldn't force him. They say he'll get out of it in a matter of days. What if, however, a child has a list of about 4 or 5 foods he'll eat- and the mother allows it? And what if it goes not for days but years? What problems could it cause?

    If it matters the foods in question are:
    1. Spaghetti (noodles and sauce, no meat or veggies)
    2. pizza (meat, cheese, and sauce, still no veggies)
    3. peanut butter and jelly sandwich (occasionally)
    4. grits
    5. pepperoni and cheese on crackers

    I see that this does cover many food groups but what vitamins might a kid miss by refusing a fuller diet? (He does drink juice incidentally, about a full 48 ounce bottle a day.) Is he in any nutritional danger? Is something he's missing the reason that he cannot get over a cold he's had for 3 months? Any thoughts, please.
    For the record, I am in an awkward position as the father's girlfriend and have no influence whatsoever. I have known this child since before he ate solids and this is what he has eaten all his life. If you make him try something new, he does not swallow it- he holds it in his mouth, gags, and eventually if you don't let him spit it out he'll vomit.

    • ANSWER:
      Wow. Childhood obesity. Vitamin deficiencies. High cholesterol and possible type 2 diabetes which unfortunately is becoming more prevalent in children. The best way to get a kid to eat a better variety is to try and introduce new things. Make them look appealing and don't make a big deal about it if he doesn't take to them right away. After raising three picky eaters I have learned by trial and error and now thankfully have a teenage daughter hopelessy addicted (in a good way) to fresh green salads and milk. My 11 year old son has also developed a love for salads, as long as there is fresh homemade buttermilk dressing available. Has she tried cutting veges in a variety of shapes and providing different types of things to dip them in. My five year old is picky but I get him to eat sandwiches made from whole wheat bread and lean deli meats and cheeses by cutting the sandwiches with a cookie cutter. And he simply loves carrot curls made by continually running a vegetable peeler over the carrot until it falls apart.

  23. QUESTION:
    I have hypoglycemia would a doctor who is on here or someone who lives with this abnormality please...?
    provide me with a diet and list of foods to eat inorder to loose weight. I am 5'7 and weigh 190...I wanna get back to 150-130.

    thanks !!!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm obese and I walk a mile every 4 hours for a total of 3 miles. I eat what I like except sugar. I'm losing weight from that simple exercise.

  24. QUESTION:
    I have Pancreatitis and my doctor put me on a Zero Fat diet!?
    What are some foods I can eat! Please list!!!
    Yes good fats not bad fat! Like saturated or trans or something like that...

    • ANSWER:
      yeah I agree with the first guy... most foods with protein which you need to maintain muscle mass to support your body even have fat in them

      I can see cutting out all saturated and trans fats and even cholesterol but also cutting out mono and poly unsaturated fats for any extended period is extremely dangerous and could cause brain damage... look at holocaust victims... their bodies never were normal again no matter how much weight they gained back

  25. QUESTION:
    i need to help my friend with this diet?
    my best friend is having medical problems and the doctor put her on a strict diet.
    she cant eat.......

    tomatoes
    chocolate
    spicy food
    citrus
    carbonation
    grease
    minty food
    chips

    so im making her a list of all the foods she can still eat because she is really mad about it!!

    please help me!!

    and give me lists of as MANY foods without these things as you can find

    • ANSWER:
      this just sounds like a list of diet fads and i highly doubt a doctor would perscribe "chips" as part of a diet.

      tell your "friend" to have an adult/doctor educate her on proper nutrition if "she" has medical problems because this "diet" isnt healthy and we all know a real doctor would advise veggies and fruit, not junk food.

  26. QUESTION:
    food, calcium?
    i have been advised to take more calcium in my diet but. i dont drink milk of any kind, or yoghurt only have low fat cheese as iam on a diet, i have lost 3 stone so far and need to loose 5-6 stone more can anyone list some food for me , the only thing the doctor said was to eat sardines. any help would be appreseated

    • ANSWER:
      try the calcium supliments or drink soy milk. i like it but it kinda tastes like water

  27. QUESTION:
    Diabetic Nephropathy Diet?
    Hello
    My father is 71 and suffers from diabetic nephropathy, it is a kidney disease as a result of diabetes.

    Our doctor encourage the rest of the family to start him on a strict potassium and phosphate diet. He doesn't really specify what food to eat and not to eat. This become a problem. We have some idea on what food with low potassium and/or phosphate through surfing the web, but we are not sure yet.

    I hope through yahoo answers a kind person can help us add our list of foods (vegetables, fruits, recipes etc) with low phosphate and/or potassium or If anyone can share their experience in this area please help me, so I can help my father
    get better. Any food suggestions I would appreciate it.
    Thank you very much for your help and answers.

    • ANSWER:
      Guidelines of a Low Potassium Diet:

      Be sure to cook frozen fruits and vegetables in water; rinse and drain well before serving.
      Liquid should be drained from all canned fruits and vegetables and rinsed before serving.
      Potatoes may be peeled, sliced thin, and soaked in water for at least 4 hours or overnight before rinsing and cooking. Leafy green vegetables (collards, spinach, and kale) should also be soaked for at least 4 hours and rinsed well before cooking. This helps to significantly lower the amount of potassium in these foods.
      Check labels for words that include potassium, such as potassium chloride, to avoid potassium hidden in foods.
      Avoid salt substitutes; many of them contain potassium. Salt-free herb blends and spices are acceptable.
      Limit foods that are high in potassium.
      High Potassium Foods
      Fruits:
      Apricots, canned and fresh
      Banana
      Cantaloupe
      Dried fruits - apricots, dates, figs, prunes
      Honeydew melon
      Kiwi
      Nectarine
      Orange
      Orange Juice
      Pear, fresh
      Prune Juice
      Vegetables
      Asparagus
      Avocado
      Bamboo Shoots
      Beets
      Beet Greens
      Brussels Sprouts
      Cabbage, Chinese
      Celery
      Chard
      Kohlrabi
      Okra
      Pepper, Chili
      Potatoes, white and sweet
      Pumpkin
      Rutabaga
      Spinach, cooked
      Squash, winter
      Tomato
      Tomato sauce
      Tomato juice
      Vegetable juice cocktail
      Legumes
      Black-eyed Peas
      Chick Peas
      Lentils
      Lima Beans
      Navy Beans
      Red Kidney Beans
      Soybeans
      Split Peas
      Nuts and Seeds
      Almonds
      Brazil Nuts
      Cashews
      Peanuts
      Peanut Butter
      Pecans
      Pumpkin Seeds
      Sunflower Seeds
      Walnuts
      Breads and Cereals
      Bran
      Whole Grain
      Miscellaneous
      Chocolate
      Cocoa
      Coconut
      Milk and Milk Products
      Molasses
      Substitute Salt

      Is there anything I can do to reduce potassium in my diet?
      • Cook frozen fruits and vegetables in water. Rinse and drain
      well before eating.
      • Rinse and drain all canned fruits and vegetables well before
      eating.
      • Check food labels carefully for ingredients that have
      potassium in their name. There may be sources of hidden
      potassium, such as some artificial sweeteners.
      • Avoid salt substitutes—many replace sodium chloride with
      potassium chloride. Salt-free herb blends and spices are
      acceptable.Is there anything I can do to reduce potassium in my diet?
      • Cook frozen fruits and vegetables in water. Rinse and drain
      well before eating.
      • Rinse and drain all canned fruits and vegetables well before
      eating.
      • Check food labels carefully for ingredients that have
      potassium in their name. There may be sources of hidden
      potassium, such as some artificial sweeteners.
      • Avoid salt substitutes—many replace sodium chloride with
      potassium chloride. Salt-free herb blends and spices are
      acceptable.

      This is all I can find. It just tells you what is high so I guess all other veggies and fruits are fair game. Good luck.

  28. QUESTION:
    FOOD+SLEEP+MENTAL & PHYSICAL WELL BEING=Taller?
    Now i understand that there is no food or magic pill that makes people get taller. GENES play a major role in a persons height as well but i dont think its everything.

    1st issue is SLEEP children are expected to take nap times during the day and always have a full night of sleep which is 8hours+ for adults and even more for toddlers children and TEENAGERS. teenagers concern doesnt typicaly revolve around growth or health in general with the exception of athletes*. because they like to think of themselves as grown ups starting to make decisions or just busy in general investing their energy on their "future" because what you do during your teenage years can highly influence what will become of you. Pilates also stretches bones and the body catches up with the gap although i am not sure of this. i think it influences your day height and night height..

    Going back to the athletes. From observation as i grew up i saw my growth pattern and theirs. I was more attentive about the subject of height because i was falling behind with friends and classmates. My friends who played sports such as soccer tennis and swimming turned out tall. their metabolism was enhanced from the sport and they ate more that me but they burned more aswell. I was active aswell so i did not fall too far behind. Elongation of lower body depended on which sports kids were involved in. the sports i mentioned required running. Also i learned that it is unadvisable for younger kids to start doing straining excersises such as body building as it causes the bones to stop growing because the muscle and weight being put to fragile bone may stop or cause shrinking, In short be physically active routinely but dont strain your body by carrying or pushing heavy objects or other activities as such.

    Now FOOD there is no specific diet. this is also what i need help with. I do understand the importance of some vitamins and nutrients such as b1 b6 b12 calcium iron protiens amino acids etc.HORMONES a big part relates to this aswell but release depends on mental well being aswell such as mood. I do believe that human growth hormone is released under optimum conditions affected by factors i have listed.

    For the FOOD i need people who can actually explain to me the building blocks of each food item such as an apple or milk that have strong ties with growth. I know the carbs and protiens. its hard to explain the question i am asking for. I guess i am just tired of yahoo answers list of unproductive talk about "getting taller"

    I wrote this to share what i know so people can stop asking similar questions and getting similar stupid best answers that say its all about the genes.

    MY QUESTION IS

    Can a DOCTOR or someone knowledgeable in the field of anatomy/biology tell us the crucial information about human development i guess but not put it into simple terms such as eat green vegetables/ drink milk. PLEASE evaluate in specific and smaller micro things. For example talk about the Flour and the starches and krebs cycle well just tell me a list of food items and where it ends up in my body composition. I eat an egg=its protien body takes it and uses its molecules to form and repair a cut...

    Please excuse my grammar and spelling because i am half asleep ranting about this. THANKS to all who respond.

    • ANSWER:
      FOOD+SLEEP+MENTAL & PHYSICAL WELL BEING=Taller? NO

      All that will make you healthier but will not make you taller, it is all genetic, if your not tall blame your parents, they are the ones that provided you with your genes which determines your height, eye color, hair color. Those you can change with contacts and eye color but that is only superficial. The foods you eat, well I dont really eat all that healthy honestly rather have pizza or steak than carrots and broccoli, I sleep about 5 to 8 hours a day even when I was younger, sometimes less, I'm in decent shape but never really worked out a whole lot. and I'm 6'5" and I used to smoke because I thought that would stunt my growth, I wanted to be shorter since I was taller than most of the people in school, so that is a myth also.

      Well hoped that I helped you out a little,

  29. QUESTION:
    Can you please list for me some healthy snacks that gives you high energy?
    Hi my doctor have advised me to go on a low cal diet, so can someone please tell me foods that i can use as snacks that are healthy and natural and gives you lots of energy. Nothing processed.
    Many thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      bananas are really good and full of oranges, in fact most fruit will be full of energy and hardly any calories.

  30. QUESTION:
    Endometriosis Diet !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
    Endometriosis Diet !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
    Idk if i have endo but its seems thats wht is is but idk cuz my parents just think i ate too much and they wont take me to a doctor so im going to try this to see if it stops the pain and stuff

    i need a food list of with i can eat

    16 year old girl
    what kind of exercise should i do???

    is there any foods i can substitute meat with

    any tips??

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  31. QUESTION:
    What kind of people food can I feed my yorkie and at what age can you start feeding them human food?
    I know someone is going to say that I should never feed dogs human food but vets say it is okay so i'm going to listen to the doctor over people on ya.

    I am planning to feed my dog only dry food but I hear a lot say they give half dry half wet so is this important or is it okay to feed just dry?

    I don't want to ever feed my dog from the table but I do want to do some snacks specifically for him.
    So I would like some healthy options for yorkies. Also it says table food should be 10% of it's diet so is that weekly or daily? I would like to do maybe 3 people food or snacks a week. How much do you give a yorkie of people food and also do you just skip their meal or give them there meal still. I would like food options like chicken but also can they eat strawberries and what would you give them just one strawberry? Please help

    P.S. You do not need to list the foods that yorkies can't eat, I know those already.

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    How long does it take before you notice an anti anxiety diet starting to work?
    I suffer from anxiety and have been since mid last July but have been on 3 types of medicines for it, citalopram (once daily), metoprolol (once daily), clonzopam (klonopin) (3 times a day). Ever since I've been on the medicines I've been perfectly fine since the end of july. Last tuesday (feb 1) until now the medicines haven't been working at all. I also take good day supplements and fish oil pills and I feel nothing has been working for me in the past week. I made a doctors appointment for monday to see if she can change my dosage. I researched some information on an anti anxiety diet and have been eating food that was on the list since this past sunday. I was just wondering how long before I notice a difference in my anxiety if i continue with this diet and also by my doctor changing my dosage how soon will I be able to tell a difference in my dosages even though I'm still taking the medicine now but a lower dosage.

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  33. QUESTION:
    I just found out I'm allergic to nitrates. I need to find a diet without nitrates in it, what can I eat?
    Can someone provide me with a list of foods I can or can't eat? I get really sick almost every time I eat and all the symptoms fit. My doctor told me that I'm allergic to nitrates but didn't go on to tell me how to prevent it. Please help!!

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  34. QUESTION:
    Can u eat anything u want on a 1200 calorie diet?
    I'm 15, 5'9 and weigh 194 lbs. My goal weight is 130 lbs which means I have to lose almost 70 lbs. I'm totally and 100% committed to losing the weight but I'm having some difficulty explaining my diet to my family. I went to the doctor and he recommended the 1200 calorie diet and gave me a sheet with a list of foods to eat. There was a lot of vegetables, fruits and lean meats on it.

    The problem is that my parents only buy pre cooked or packaged foods. We have canned fruit and vegetables, not fresh and they won't buy anything healthy. I would get a job but I'm not aloud till I graduate. My mom told me to just do the diet but eat whatever I want and stop at 1200, she also said that I should add a couple 100 calories but I think I'll stick to the number the doctor gave me.

    I don't know what to do but I'm probably going to have to go with eat what's in the house diet.

    Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm 14 and also trying to lose weight. Although, keep your caloric intake at 2000 instead of 1200. you can eat WHATEVER YOU WANT as long as you keep it in small portions. what ive been doing to help me lose weight is: when you're eating, think to yourself: eat half, leave half. eat half, leave half. just keep repeating that. and if you begin with a small portion, before going back for seconds, wait at least 20 minutes. ive been doing this and ive gone from 160 pounds to 140. (staying active also helps *sports, gym, bicycle, anything you like that gets you moving*)

      hope this helps you!!

  35. QUESTION:
    I need a list of foods that have no saturated milk fat?
    I just saw my doctor and he gave me a diet to follow to help my mental and physical health.
    These are the rules:
    No saturated milk fat, no alcohol, no drugs, no fast food, no sugar
    Eat oatmeal in the morning and a bag of salad during the day. Plenty of vegies and fruits.

    I guess my question is there any foods out there that have no milk fat that isn't oatmeal or vegies?
    Thanks so much cuz I'm trying to do what my dr says but this diet is gunna kill me lol.
    Thanks for the answers. Just FYI I'm not on this diet because I decided to lose weight fast. I was cutting calories and exercising but my Dr. put me on this diet.

    • ANSWER:
      Except for milk and milk products not many foods do contain saturated milk fat.
      Manufactured food may contain some but it would be listed in the ingredients on the label so you can check before you buy.

  36. QUESTION:
    What are a list of some bland foods?
    my doctor suggested that i go on a bland diet because my blood pressure was very high. what are some bland foods? i know the obvious is to stay away from salt, but everything has salt. any help would be appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      NO SALT no junk food no alcohol; no sodas Try simple pasta with a little cheese on top. Salads no salt fresh fruits lean chicken breast mashed or boiled potatoes no salt. Use fresh herbs to give taste, basil, rosemary etc. Make chicken soup , using the lean breast, use rice or pastina. Drink water keep your colon clean, Walk enjoi nature, avoid unpleasants situation. Pray God for the great life you have. BLESS YOU PS BANANAS ARE GREAT

  37. QUESTION:
    Good diet to lose weight?
    Okay, so I want to lose 100 lbs. I realize this is a lot, but I really need to for my health. My doctor wants me to lose weight as well. I know this is going to take a lot of work, with a combination of a good diet and exercise. I think I already know the types of exercises I need to do, but I don't know about a good diet.

    I've been looking up diets here on yahoo answers, and I'm appalled by some of the things I've read.
    Some people have only eaten cereal, fruits, and juice for breakfast. And various people have said "No no! That's waaaay too much sugar!!" And other people have eaten a healthy turkey sandwich for lunch, and a light dinner. Some answers said "noo noo that's waaay too much fat!!" And other times, some people drink milk for breakfast, eat an apple for lunch, and yogurt for dinner. Some people said "That's too little!!!"

    I'm totally confused. :/
    I didn't think dieting would be this hard! It seems like everything has to be specific and exact! My nutritionist gave me a list of healthy foods to eat, but just looking at some questions, it seems like no one really even eats the food on my list!

    so basically what I'm asking is...well, what is a good diet to follow in order to lose weight?? Are diets really this specific and exact? In which we have to measure the fat and calories every waking moment!? :/
    Or would it be easier if I exercised more? Could I eat better food so long as I exercise 30 minutes 5 times a week?

    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Join something like Weight Watchers, that way you can eat what you want and will still lose weight as long as you don't go over your points limit. Also with exercising it will 'speed up' to progress. But you need to remember that you will hit a point where you may not lose weight for a week or two or you might gain, but you've got to push through that and come out a better/healthier/happier person.

      Good luck :)

  38. QUESTION:
    A good diet to follow?
    Okay, so I want to lose 100 lbs. I realize this is a lot, but I really need to for my health. My doctor wants me to lose weight as well. I know this is going to take a lot of work, with a combination of a good diet and exercise. I think I already know the types of exercises I need to do, but I don't know about a good diet.

    I've been looking up diets here on yahoo answers, and I'm appalled by some of the things I've read.
    Some people have only eaten cereal, fruits, and juice for breakfast. And various people have said "No no! That's waaaay too much sugar!!" And other people have eaten a healthy turkey sandwich for lunch, and a light dinner. Some answers said "noo noo that's waaay too much fat!!" And other times, some people drink milk for breakfast, eat an apple for lunch, and yogurt for dinner. Some people said "That's too little!!!"

    I'm totally confused. :/
    I didn't think dieting would be this hard! It seems like everything has to be specific and exact! My nutritionist gave me a list of healthy foods to eat, but just looking at some questions, it seems like no one really even eats the food on my list!

    so basically what I'm asking is...well, what is a good diet to follow in order to lose weight?? Are diets really this specific and exact? In which we have to measure the fat and calories every waking moment!? :/
    Or would it be easier if I exercised more? Could I eat better food so long as I exercise 30 minutes 5 times a week?

    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Okay well...

      for breakfast you don't want to have any cereals,cookies, muffins, any processed crap. I'm going to be mean because I'm going to teach you the right way.

      For breakfast... have REAL oatmeal,apple or a egg white omelette with mushrooms and peppers.. NO CHEESE what so ever.
      ( have any of these choices with a bottle of water)

      2-3 hours pass- aka lunch.

      1) grilled chicken, NO BREAD!
      2) salad ( chick peas,lettuce, bell pepper, olives, ect)
      3) turkey slices,grapes, carrots.
      4) tuna fish with apple- NO BREAD
      ( have any of these choices with a bottle of water.. no soda, juice, ect)
      1-2- aka snack

      1) apples
      2) grapes
      3) carrot stickes
      4)cucumbers
      5)little oatmeal
      6) orange
      7) mango
      8) a PIECE of sugar free candy if you need something sweet

      ( have any of these choices with a bottle of water, no soda, juice, ect)

      3-5 hours pass- aka dinner.

      Entrees
      *********
      1) lean steak
      2) salmon
      3) omeletee
      4) any type of fish except fatty fishes
      5) grilled chicken

      sides
      ******
      1) cooked veggies
      2) spinach
      3)corn ( not to much cause it has a lot of carbohydrates)
      4) a little pit of potatoes ( like maybe once every two weeks.. t's loaded with carbs)
      5. asparagus
      6. squash
      7. sweet potato
      8. mushrooms
      9. cucumbers and onion salad ( drizzle olive oil on it)

      have any of those choices with a bottle of water

      dessert. if you desperatly need to!

      1) sugar free yogurt
      2) peach, apple, orange, ect. ( NOT ALL OF THESE, PICK ONE)

      Remember... no breads, pastas, cookies, cakes, soda, ice cream, donughts, ect.

      Be smart, make the right choices.

      Hope I helped and don't choose the same thing every single day.. not healthy

  39. QUESTION:
    What is a list of foods that are very low in iron?
    I need to make a list of foods that are very low in iron. Yesterday I got diagnosed with hemochomatosis because my iron levels in my blood were way too high.

    The doctor told me to quit taking my multivitamin and take in as little iron as possible in my diet until the results of the rest of the rest of the tests come back. He also said to limit the vitamin C too, as that helps the body absorb iron.

    Once the tests are all back, I will most likely have to have a pint of blood drawn every week until the iron levels come down.
    I didn't think to ask at the time what I could eat. I suppose I was in a bit of shock...

    So, now I ask, what CAN I eat? Any ideas?

    I did a quick google search, but mostly found foods to eat when you are anemic and needing iron. That eliminated meats and spinach.

    If you know of any foods that are very low in iron, please post them. I will appreciate it very much

    • ANSWER:
      avoid clams, and liver. of all foods, clams has the highest amt of iron 21mg vs. beef which has 2.5mg per 75g serving. and liver has 13mg of iron per 75mg serving.

      low iron foods include chicken meat, pork, and flounder, peanut butter, and broccoli. chicken meat has 0.9mg, flounder has 0.3mg, peanut butter has 0.6, and broccoli has 0.6mg per 75g serving

      here's a comprehensive list of foods and their iron content.
      http://www.bchealthguide.org/healthfiles/hfile68d.stm

      btw, the difference btwn heme iron and non-heme iron is heme iron is from animal sources, and non-heme iron is from vegetable sources. but iron is iron nonetheless.

  40. QUESTION:
    I am diabetic can you please give me a good list of foods I can eat.?
    I am diabetic and have been on two metformin tablets a day for the last two month. I went for my blood sugars to be taken and got the results off the doctor he said it is still high meaning a count of 10 and he wants me to take three tablets a day and to eat the correct foods a diabetic should eat can someone list some good foods I can eat please it seems I have to avoid the staple diet of bread and potatoes and rice my god how do I survive help please
    also can I drink diet coke or diet lemonade as the doctor advised not to drink alcohol I still need to go out and socialise
    apparently they measure the blood sugar level over a month I dont know what the figure 10 meant but I feel fine not dizzy or anything but I have just been eating normally instead of dieting while on the metformin so I have 6 weeks to try and reduce the sugar levels I must ear sensibly now
    It seems I cant eat potatoes , bread , rice pasta, cereal all things which is hard to avoid what can I take to work to eat for my break times ?

    • ANSWER:
      By a count of ten, I assume you mean your A1C (10 sucks), not your blood sugar (10 would REALLY suck, but you wouldn't be conscious).

      So...cut out artificial sweeteners of all kinds. Seriously.
      When you shop, read package labels. Do not purchase items containing Dextrose or Maltose. High Fructose Corn Syrup...well...the jury is out; thereare arguments in favor and against the stuff. I'd leave it in the store. MSG is right out.

      Give up on peas and corn (maize, the plant known as zea mays). Ditch potatoes, carrots, and rice completely.

      Diet soda...out. Its ok to have some once or twice a week.
      Drink fruit juice, but dilute it with water. Or drink low fat milk.
      When you go out...drink virgin drinks and LOTS of water...for every drink you have, drink 2 glasses of water of the same size. This will dilute the sugar in your blood, and promote a fun little phenomena called urination...which will take some of the sugar out of your body.

      Eat baked or grilled meats, preferably chicken and fish. Eat loads of green leafy stuff...kale, broccoli, spinach, mustard greens, lettuce, cabbage, chicory, and so on.
      You can use lactase (available in grocery stores and drug stores) in milk (follow the directions), then use that milk to sweeten coffee or tea.

  41. QUESTION:
    Ulcerative Colitis ANYONE? Help with safe foods and diet!?
    It's been almost 3 years, and I have flare-ups at least every 3-4 weeks. I'm on Pentasa, the cortifoam, if you have it, you know the drill.

    What are safe foods you can eat that keep you healthy and able to go about a normal life? What foods do you avoid??
    **What vitimans or nutritional suppliments help?***
    I have been tested for everything from gluten to lactose.
    I cannot eat tomato, or oranges, or even the peels of an apple or any fruit. I have been on a very bland diet for the past 2 1/2 years, and this is so hard! Any foods that help or tear you up please list.

    Any new medical treatments on the horizon?
    (I have to go for another colonoscopy-- that was all the doctor could do for me)
    This is my 2nd GI and they just say everyone is different.

    ***PLEASE ANSWER IF YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH ULCERATIVE COLITIS, COLITIS OR CHRON'S***
    **please no mean or nasty remarks!**
    This is a horrid problem and I'm looking for answers, and kindness
    -Does UC ever go away?-is forever
    Please share your treatment that your Doctor has given you!
    Thank you for the information.
    Any holistic remedies out there?

    If you have Colitis, please IM me, so I can learn more.
    mystic_gift
    I want to thank everyone for their answers, and all great ideas and suggestions and sharing your experience with me.
    I just saw on tv www.STOPUC.com a new medical trial! i am going to look into it.

    Again, thank you and please keep answering and adding information to my questions!

    Colitis shouldn't have to hurt this much!

    • ANSWER:
      Only you can determine your diet. Everyone is different what may be bad for me may be ok for you. I am really new to this disease, so my knowledge is limited. I am currently taking 3 fish oil pills a day, I eat and Activa yogurt everyday along with taking a pro biotic pill, and I eat 20 fresh or frozen blueberries a day. I also take ascol(sp). I can tell you that I noticed a big difference when I started taking fish oil (my doctor suggested it). I am not sure why the blueberries work, but my mom's boyfriend has Chron's and a nurse told him to eat them. I have noticed a difference since I started eating them.

      I hope this is not forever, and it does sound like they are getting more treatments for it.

      Good luck.

  42. QUESTION:
    is it bad for diabetics to eat whole grains and fruits..my doctor told me (early stage diabetes maybe) to not?
    eat any.

    She said to only eat vegetables, meats, poultry and fish and health oils

    to me this seems wrong. I have a good whole foods diet on at least 90% or more of the food. Some days I might mess up up to 10% mostly when I eat out.

    the grains I eat or 90% or more whole grains and real fruit not canned or anything. She said eat no carbs..is this not unhealthy? or is she right?

    what kind of diet should diabetics eat?

    she said to eat 6 times a day do not do this and I feel if I am going to change., this is where I should try not with the type of food I am eating but the frequency.

    Am I right or she..I feel it seems unhealthy to leave out fruit and grains and makes the diet more monotonous just meats and veggies.

    I am not a big very eater of dairy and eggs. I also feel if changing maybe I need to look at honey etc..I think it would be hard to leave out whole grains and fruits. I have been interested in nutrition for 30 years and feel except for a few messups once in a while, my diet is excellent but she thinks it is bad as she crossed off whole grains like tabouli, oatmeal, kashi buckwheat waffles, brow rice, spelt spaghetti, etc off the list and said it was very bad along with all the fruits.
    well, I have been told by tow doctors both I have it and I don't have it.

    My fasting blood sugar was just barely ok and the last two aics just under the wire (5.9) but I was told by one I definitely had metabolic syndrome and when I went to doctor this week for the first time I had sugar in the urine but when I emailed her what it was she said it meant it was 250s.

    When I do home testing over 60 reading showed an average of 229..it often is in the 200 and 300s hundred and I got scared cause for the first time ever I just got a reading of hi (which meant over 600) and subsequent readings of 579 going down over 5 readings to 434 after drinking lots of water trying to dilute it, so I suspect I either have it or is close. I just did a aic today and she can get the results monday but this time she said I had it based on the sugar in the urine so who knows..she has said no and yes several times so I am confused.
    another doctor said I do not have it cause the aic was 5.9 but definitely
    definitely prediabetic.

    She is not a typical allopath. i find her very intelligent but also odd at times she once told me when I had itchy eczema to not itch it and when I said I had to told me to imagine a dial that said itching and turn it down in my mind and I thought that was bizarre. I do like her cause I am very into alternative health myself and rarely take drugs they tell me too. but she does not do hardly any "normal doctor tests and she sells supplements and lots of them, She was in a doctors of the futures list as one of the doctors found in only a few states and I do know she kept a cancer patient alive 4 years past their prognosis. She does order blood tests, but this time refused to test my cholesterol and stuff even though I wanted it saying why test it if you aren't going to follow my advise and she was not as nice as normal..once I get the aic results, I will know more but I do suspect I have it and as family history of it as well.

    she said metabolic syndrome had a
    all the risks of diabetes and if I exercised 6 times a day for 10 minutes each time and did not eat grains and fruits and ate several times a day a healthy balance of good meats and veggies and oils I would be fine but I cant do it..it is too drastic

    I am poor and cant afford all the things she recommends in the form of supplements/herbs etc (I do not have to get them from her and rarely do) My hmo changed and she is not on the plan as she said they made her see too many patients and she wants to spend 1/2 hour with each. I really like her and she is taking a reduced price and I am paying cash so now I can only go a few times a year. The hmo doctor is not my cup of tea but he is ok.
    you are eating at the fairs...but it never was over 600 till yesterday after 10 hours sleep it is now 254 which is higher than normal. I ate Chinese buffet and a bottle of pink lemonade with grenadine I just bought so I am guessing it was that..I had a lot of coconut shrimp at the buffet??

    yes the cholesterol thing really ticked me off...I then told her I was going on a health building program (incurables) that included juice fasting she said that is not good and told me to instead do the fat flush diet but then got visibly ticked when I said I wanted to do mine as it has reversed diabetics..do what you want she said and I think she was ticked I was not losing weight and wanted to do my program..this mad me question going to her but she is still better than most doctors I have found but she does not do normal tests much so this scares to but I do have another doctor the hmo takes. j
    bolt--here is what she said was her philosophy in a project I saw on doctors using alternative health who are allopaths she said on her philosophy
    "finding out why patients come to see me and trying to meet their needs=a therapeutic partnership/alliance

    I practice what I preach (she does she is trim, vibrant and eating very healthy things based on the recipes she gave out and says she eats. I have seen her shopping at local health food store) I am current on readings/studies (true her office is lined with hundreds of alternative health books and she has recommended fabulous books and online aids etc..always up to date) I am extremely bright and curious about everything (yes this is obviously. I am gifted IQ and adept at diagnosing it and worked with teaching gifted kids and she is VERY bright..she amazes me how quickly she figures things out and relates them to the needed book or supplement etc) I love nutrition and see it as the foundation of good health" (true and apparent..
    bolt--here is what she said was her philosophy in a project I saw on doctors using alternative health who are allopaths she said on her philosophy
    "finding out why patients come to see me and trying to meet their needs=a therapeutic partnership/alliance

    I practice what I preach (she does she is trim, vibrant and eating very healthy things based on the recipes she gave out and says she eats. I have seen her shopping at local health food store) I am current on readings/studies (true her office is lined with hundreds of alternative health books and she has recommended fabulous books and online aids etc..always up to date) I am extremely bright and curious about everything (yes this is obviously. I am gifted IQ and adept at diagnosing it and worked with teaching gifted kids and she is VERY bright..she amazes me how quickly she figures things out and relates them to the needed book or supplement etc) I love nutrition and see it as the foundation of good health" (true and apparent..
    this is why I like her..she is not arrogant and closed to alternative health like most doctors..she is unique. I feel the best doctor I have had (till this last appointment that is)

    she says her primary heath system is western medicine with a biochemical focus on nutrition, lifestyle, exercise, mind/body, gastrointestinal, kidney and liver. She has advanced studies in toxicology...she refers out for chiropractic, massage, and acupuncture.

    the book lists doctors who listen, who understand that changing your nutrition can help you build up your immune system, who have the full training of the western medical system but who have decided that pharmaceuticals , drugs and surgeries are best used as a last resort not a first line of defense. A doctor who understands the chines and east Indian medical systems, who uses a holistic approach treating the whole person

    although she may have a vested interest in selling supplements, she has never in any way forced me to buy anything or
    or pressured me in any way. In 8 years I have gotten 2 things from her as I could find it no cheaper elsewhere, although I have seen many people buying bags of stuff often. Maybe cause she knows I am so poor. the HMO did not turn her down..she never applied for membership.

    she of course knows veggies are carbs but they do not generally have the same reaction on blood sugar as fruits and grains unless they are very starchy..like she said not to eat much carrots and potatoes for instance.

    Maybe the machine is off I am using..my fasting blood sugars are high normal and so are the AIs but this time sugar was in the urine and when I have it tested at fairs and at home it is in the 200-375 range and when I wake up about 150 so I do not know if I have it or not..the other doctors also said if it is showing a1c ok but high readings at home, I likely have it...not just her (2 others) and other meters are also showing it in like 280=320 range but they then say maybe it is cause of the food
    yes to answer a question I am older and overweight type 11 not one but I do have relatives with both type 1 and type 2 but mine is type 2
    well to update for the first time my a1c showed I had diabetes at 7

    The last two were high normal 5.9 so I am very scared as a man I dated died one year after diagnosis at age 45 and two relatives went blind (they wre all type 2) another aunt was type one and nearly died form a diabetes coma. I do not ant to go through dialysis as my mom had 9heart attacks from it.
    I heard of something called the hallelujah diet which is vegan and 5% raw and they had testimonies of diabetes healed. I drove round trip 250 miles to a seminar and he said they had lots of healed diabetics in 2 weeks to 2 months. Some took 6 months. I thought this was the answer thought eh diet was stringent..nothing for breakfast but barley grass and just salad or fruit for lunch and salads and a cooked vegan foods for supper. I thought I would modify slightly but then I heard this and all vegan diets thought they do heal after several years cause health problems and studies found most of the participants either
    cheated and ate some animal foods or more beans and rice or cooked foods due to cravings (apparently caused by lack of protein, calories and nutrients and this scared me. Plus I have I bet a year of food stocked up and need to eat this and not throw away.

    I think what I am going to do is eat less carbs and more protein and empty out meats in the freezer and then go on the incurables with juice fasting etc. After that I will try to go vegan--some raw maybe 50-60% not 85% and add some animal products occasionally like maybe 8 oz meat a month, 3-4 eggs, not every day but do some cottage cheese, salmon or mackerel weekly, some yogurt to try to get more protein and no get deficient in some of the vitamins these they studied did (b212, selenium, etc). Then maybe go on the incurables or smaller cleansing routines periodically, I also heard essic tea helps reverse diabetes.

    The guy at the lecture who started the hallelujah diet said something interesting. He said if someone eats
    a cheeseburger, fries and milkshake and gets their blood drawn an hour later puts it in a test tube where it sits a while, there will form fat on the top (I think he said 1/2 inch to an inch) of the test tube and that this fat in the blood from animal products prevents the insulin (which the type 11 diabetic is dumping onto the system but it is not being used or working right from getting to the insulin receptor site and I guess when we stop the animal fat, the insulin again works. I did find out there is an herb that helps the receptor sites better accept the insulin but it was at a book I found when cleaning my shed elsewhere and I forgot the book there so I may try that. I guess I am trying to finds a balance between the health benefits of vegan and the health drawbacks of not eating animal products. This type diet would go better with what I am doing now as I am essentially eating vegan 85% of the time and vegetarian 88-90% so cutting back on that 10-15% animal products Ir
    is easier and more normal than stopping all fruits and veggies which I think is worst health wise maybe than going vegan...but not sure I can do it...either one. I am going to try though. The work I read of Dr Christopher, Arnold ehret, Ann wigmore and Dr Schulze who all had success achieving better health and miracle cures make me swing towards them. I also am going to try to use the gycemic index. I also started walking and hope I can make that a habit and going to take some supplements. It is so scary and I do not wind up like the man I cared for and dated who died one year after diagnosis in his 40s. I am trying to cut back on carbs some for now thank everyone who answered and carefully read and reread what you said. hard to pick a best
    is easier and more normal than stopping all fruits and veggies which I think is worst health wise maybe than going vegan...but not sure I can do it...either one. I am going to try though. The work I read of Dr Christopher, Arnold ehret, Ann wigmore and Dr Schulze who all had success achieving better health and miracle cures make me swing towards them. I also am going to try to use the gycemic index. I also started walking and hope I can make that a habit and going to take some supplements. It is so scary and I do not wind up like the man I cared for and dated who died one year after diagnosis in his 40s. I am trying to cut back on carbs some for now thank everyone who answered and carefully read and reread what you said. hard to pick a best
    is easier and more normal than stopping all fruits and veggies which I think is worst health wise maybe than going vegan...but not sure I can do it...either one. I am going to try though. The work I read of Dr Christopher, Arnold ehret, Ann wigmore and Dr Schulze who all had success achieving better health and miracle cures make me swing towards them. I also am going to try to use the gycemic index. I also started walking and hope I can make that a habit and going to take some supplements. It is so scary and I do not wind up like the man I cared for and dated who died one year after diagnosis in his 40s. I am trying to cut back on carbs some for now thank everyone who answered and carefully read and reread what you said. hard to pick a best
    although I found out my hmo covers 100 strips if doctor orders that, she only would give me 30 saying check it once a say so I cant check foods like German Shepherd said. I asked her to do more and she did not and I am pissed at her. Luckily it came in packs of 50 so I hope that is per month and I did not check yet if I can fill every months or if I have to wait 50 days. If that is the case, I am thinking of seeing her less. Maybe the other doctor can get me more if I go there.

    • ANSWER:
      Both my husband and I are type 2 diabetics I am controlled on insulin my husbands by diet exercise and oral medications, never have we been told to avoid fruit and grains. A couple of the nurse specialist we have seen have said that one of the most helpful ways is to use the GI diet and we have found this helps but we use in in conjunction with other methods. Each food is ranked with a GI index as a diabetic you need to try and stick with low to medium GI foods and this would include fruit, vegetables and probably grains. Try getting a diet book for diabetics if you can that will give you ideas as to what can be included in your diet. See the web site below for more information I hope it helps. The one piece of information that we have been given that is consistent is that NO food is completely forbidden in any diabetic diet these days, some foods need to be restricted but not many.

  43. QUESTION:
    i need a list of salt free foods?
    I've been told by my doctor i need a salt free diet but i cant think of any foods without salt not even any breads,,, any suggestions please?

    thankyou!!

    • ANSWER:
      Sodium Diet Food List

      LIST I: FOODS WITH LOW SODIUM CONTENT - These foods may be used as desired unless calories are also restricted.
      All fruits and fruit juices
      All fresh or frozen vegetables EXCEPT those in LIST II or LIST III

      BREAD & CEREALS

      Puffed wheat/rice or shredded wheat

      Most hot, unsalted cereals

      Salt-free breads

      Pearl barley, rice, noodles, macaroni, spaghetti

      Popcorn, unsalted
      FATS

      Sweet butter

      Unsalted margarine

      Vegetable oils

      Salt-free mayonnaise

      Sour cream

      Nuts, unsalted
      MISCELLANEOUS

      Vinegar

      Wines

      Jams or Jellies

      Honey & Syrup

      Sugar

      Herbs and spices which do not contain salt or MSG (monosodium glutamate)

      Special salt-free foods (read the label to determine mg. level per serving - under 15 mg. per serving foods may be used as desired)

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

      LIST II: FOODS WITH MODERATE SODIUM CONTENT - These foods must be limited in amounts as specified.
      MILK
      (Whole, Carnation Instant Nonfat, diluted evaporated, skim, low fat) - Limit to 2 cups daily.

      EGGS
      Limit 1 per day

      MEAT/FISH/FOWL
      (Other than those in LIST III) - Limit to 6 oz. cooked weight daily.

      Fresh crab, lobster, shrimp, scallops, brains, kidneys, and frozen fish which have been cooked in brine contain higher amounts of sodium than other fresh meats. These foods should be chosen infrequently.
      DESSERTS
      Limit to one choice per day - serving portion as indicated

      Cake - 1 1/2 oz.
      Cookies, assorted - 1 oz
      Gelatin - 1/2 cup
      Ice cream - 1/2 cup
      Regular cooked puddings such as tapioca, rice, etc. - 1/2 cup
      Sherbet - 1/2 cup

      VEGETABLES
      Limit to one choice per day - 1/2 cup serving only (fresh, frozen or salt-free canned)

      Beets

      Collard Greens

      Carrots

      Chard

      Dandelion Greens

      Celery
      Frozen Lima Beans

      Frozen Peas

      Kale

      Mustard Greens

      Turnips, white

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

      LIST III: FOODS WITH HIGH SODIUM CONTENT - These foods should be avoided.
      MILK
      Buttermilk

      CHEESE
      All excepting special low sodium cheese or low sodium cottage cheese

      MEAT/FISH/FOWL
      Bacon, ham, hot dogs, sausages, bologna, luncheon meat; canned, salted, dried, smoked or pickled meat, fish or poultry. Herring caviar, regular canned tuna and salmon, anchovies, sardines and salted cod. Canned crab, shrimp, lobster and oysters. Salt pork, chipped or corned beef, brain, kidney, meats koshered by salting. Regular peanut butter.

      CONDIMENTS
      Most seasonings, sauces, marinades with salt.
      VEGETABLES
      Sauerkraut, olives, pickles, regular canned vegetables and canned vegetable juices. Any vegetable prepared in brine.

      FATS
      Salted butter or margarine, commercial salad dressings and regular mayonnaise, bacon fat, salted nuts, canned gravies.

      SOUPS
      All regular canned soups, soup mixes, broth, bouillon, consommé, commercial bouillon cubes, powders or liquids.
      BREADS & CEREALS
      Regular and yeast breads and rolls prepared with salt, dry cereals other than those listed in LIST I, regular pancakes, muffins, biscuits, cornbread, crackers and mixes. Potato chips, corn chips, pretzels, salted popcorn. Corn meal and self-rising flour.

      DESSERTS
      Instant pudding, pie crust unless prepared without salt, desserts in excess of the amount allowed in LIST II.

      BEVERAGES
      Dutch process cocoa, soft drinks or beer which have been boiled in areas high in sodium content in their water supplies.

  44. QUESTION:
    list of ZERO carb foods?
    I am looking for a website with a list, as comprehensive as possible, of foods which are ZERO carbohydrate. I tried googling it, but I couldnt find an actual list that didn't contain items which were actually LOW carb, or sites that didn't proseletyze about how/why you need carbs. I'm really not interested in that, as I am using the original, not the newer, version of the atkins diet, and am already under doctor's supervision, so the two of us have already decided that this is the program i am going to be following, but the zero carb list he gave me isnt very long and is very unspecific, saying things like 'most dairy'.
    I'm hoping to find a WEBSITE if possible please.
    I'm hoping to find a WEBSITE if possible please.

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    Headache on diet for IBS?
    My doctor has confirmed that i have Irritable Bowel Syndrome & basically gave me a long list of foods to avoid inc caffeine, fat, wheat (my main irritant) & dairy plus all processed food too. So ive been very careful & am eating lots of fresh fruit & veg & had potatoe without butter plus grilled chicken & greens for dinner. However i have a really bad headache now. Is this down to the change in food? I am def eating enough but feel very tired also. How long cani expect it to last. I am also 22 weeks pregnant. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Caffeine withdrawal will give you a headache. Here is an extract from wisegeek.com:

      "The most frequent symptom associated with caffeine withdrawal is moderate to severe headache. This can occur between 12 and 24 hours after last intake of caffeine. It usually lasts for one to two days, though some may have a headache for longer. If you are purposefully attempting to stop consuming caffeine, be certain to check labels on pain medications. Some medications combine caffeine with acetaminophen and aspirin, since caffeine is an effective pain reliever."

      Wikipedia has an interesting paragraph on tolerance and withdrawal.

  46. QUESTION:
    I need a diet to prevent diabetes and to lower cholesterol?
    My doctor told me to stay away from all carbs because i am at risk of becoming diabetic. She told me to eat proteins...is there a diet that i can follow? Also one to lower cholesterol? she said no bread, pastas, cheese, fried food and the list went on...omg! what the H...ll am i going to eat?? I am so discouraged...she said fish, chicken and beef with not so much fat and lots of veggies is all i could eat!!! please help..i am so discouraged..i will be having a 2 hour glucose test to see where i am at. she said there are meds to prevent diabetes from starting...what are those? :( ...i have started exercising, she said that would help and of course to lose weight.

    • ANSWER:
      A low Glycemic Index Diet is the ticket.
      http://www.mendosa.com/gilists.htm
      This table includes the glycemic index and glycemic load of more than 2,480 individual food items. Not all of them, however, are available in the United States. They represent a true international effort of testing around the world.

      The glycemic index (GI) is a numerical system of measuring how much of a rise in circulating blood sugar a carbohydrate triggers–the higher the number, the greater the blood sugar response. So a low GI food will cause a small rise, while a high GI food will trigger a dramatic spike. A list of carbohydrates with their glycemic values is shown below. A GI is 70 or more is high, a GI of 56 to 69 inclusive is medium, and a GI of 55 or less is low.

      The glycemic load (GL) is a relatively new way to assess the impact of carbohydrate consumption that takes the glycemic index into account, but gives a fuller picture than does glycemic index alone. A GI value tells you only how rapidly a particular carbohydrate turns into sugar. It doesn't tell you how much of that carbohydrate is in a serving of a particular food. You need to know both things to understand a food's effect on blood sugar. That is where glycemic load comes in. The carbohydrate in watermelon, for example, has a high GI. But there isn't a lot of it, so watermelon's glycemic load is relatively low. A GL of 20 or more is high, a GL of 11 to 19 inclusive is medium, and a GL of 10 or less is low.

      Foods that have a low GL almost always have a low GI. Foods with an intermediate or high GL range from very low to very high GI.

      Both GI and GL are listed here. The GI is of foods based on the glucose index–where glucose is set to equal 100. The other is the glycemic load, which is the glycemic index divided by 100 multiplied by its available carbohydrate content (i.e. carbohydrates minus fiber) in grams. (The "Serve size (g)" column is the serving size in grams for calculating the glycemic load; for simplicity of presentation I have left out an intermediate column that shows the available carbohydrates in the stated serving sizes.) Take, watermelon as an example of calculating glycemic load. Its glycemic index is pretty high, about 72. According to the calculations by the people at the University of Sydney's Human Nutrition Unit, in a serving of 120 grams it has 6 grams of available carbohydrate per serving, so its glycemic load is pretty low, 72/100*6=4.32, rounded to 4.

      This combined with Exercise will most certainly lower your cholesterol and help to prevent Diabetes.

      Don't forget to exercise.

      Take care

      TIN

  47. QUESTION:
    Anemic diet help please..?
    Im a 15 year old girl and I'm Anemic. I mainly have Iron deficiency anemia, which is when my body doesn't absorb Iron, causing me to have very low iron.(I have less iron then the minimum amount a 80 year old man needs to live, as my doctor put it) I have till March 30th to try and get it up before having to get Iron Shots(they hurt really bad).
    I cant get Iron Supplements, only the shots.

    I need a list of food which are really high in Iron, that's not to hard to make(I'm 15 and not a great cook), and cheap.
    Any advice to help keep Iron up, and any food suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      awhh, sucks to be you :/ i'm 15, & i'm iron deficiency anaemic too .. i had to take the tablets and have a ton of blood tests though. the tablets taste like coins and well, the blood tests just suck. my levels used to be about 4, which is nothing basically - now they're a healthy 19 (:
      i'm vegetarian, (not the cause of my anaemia, that's cos of blood loss if you get what i mean -_-') so i'm not overly keen on recommending people to eat alot of meat .. although that's a source of iron.
      also dark green leafy veggies, peas, beans and lentils are great
      so are nuts and dried fruits, like raisins and those little bags of dried apricots. try putting them with bran flakes/special K cos that's a good source too (:
      egg yolk is rich in iron, as is fish like tuna and salmon.
      also try marmite, wholemeal bread, spaghetti shapes, lentils, tofu and peanuts. there's alot of foods on the market which are fortified in iron. you can probably also buy supplements in the store with some iron in, although i don't know really cos mine were prescribed. vitamin C is essential for absorbing iron so make sure you're getting that too by eating lotsa fruit (:
      gooooood luck! xx

  48. QUESTION:
    dear all last few month I am having some problem about(piles/hemorrhoids?
    I go and see doctor they give suppository, and recto cream for 3 days.daflon500 first 10 day 3tme in a day then 3 month 1per day ,now two week I am having this I don’t know what i can eat. I am currently working in s.america, what is fiber diet food/supplement can give .somebody one list for me now I am so week and scads. Doctor tolled me beginning stage for me , piles very small and inside also have .so its not good for surgery . pls help me what I want to do and take care Now I cant sleep sow pls help me. here only speak Spanish I cant explain to doctor my problem if any body can help me pls.

    • ANSWER:
      Do not strain at stools.Avoid constipation at all cost.
      Avoid alcohol and spicy foods.
      Eat non-veg in moderation.
      Eat plenty of green,leafy vegetables and fruits (no juices). pulses and whole grain cereals.
      2 tablespoons of flax seeds at night may help to soften stools.

  49. QUESTION:
    What are some great recipes that are high in iron? ?
    I am 19 and anemic, I found out last month. My doctor gave me a list of vegetables and foods that are high in iron, but I would like to know what are some great recipes that I can make with these items. I am having a difficult time incorporating them into my diet. Some of the items include, lima beans, beef, liver, kidney beans, things like that. I am just looking for a tasty and healthy recipe high in iron.

    thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Spinach is great - you can use fresh spinach leafs and make a salad. Add some sunflower seeds, light dressing, cheese, etc.

      For the beef, you can have chili. Mix cooked ground lean beef with a can of kidney beans and a couple cans of pinto beans, add some chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, some chili peppers. Spicy helps decrease your appetite, so even though it's not the most healthy, you wouldn't be eating a lot of it.

  50. QUESTION:
    my period..........?
    my period is still not regular, i had it for a year now but i never even have an idea when its coming, i am always like 10 days off of what i thought so then i count 10 more days next time then its 4 days after that. i get my period like every 31- 40 days. i am 16 and i weigh 90lbs, I exercise the same amount every month. could that be the problem? what could i do to regulate my period without bc pills? I have tried gaining weight before but i cant the doctor even put me on a special diet and list of foods and i did that for 3 months and i never gained one pound.
    could the problem be i dont weight enough?
    And i am not allowed to go on bc pills
    its hard to gain weight and i cant my mom only weighed 100 pounds when she graduated and the doctor said its genetic. they said i will gain weight on my own so anything other than gaining weight and bc pills?
    i have been to the doctor about my weight and they put my on a special diet and i never gained weight, i have had exams. the doctor said there is nothing wrong with me except my weight other than that i am healthy. and i cant stop excerising because i have gym everyday, and i have to walk to school and back home almost everyday
    i live in a small town and we have to travel 2 hours away just to go to a doctor

    • ANSWER:
      Try exercising less! Your young and underweight. Irregular periods are a sign that your body is not healthy enough to support a pregnancy. Concentrate on getting healthy by eating well and giving the exercise a break. Get some counseling if you have issues with eating and body issues that are keeping you underweight. Stress and poor mental health contribute to irregulariy as well.


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Let's say you have an event coming upa"a high school reunion, a wedding, or some other big social to-doa"and you want to try the twinkies diet so that you can lose a few pounds and look fabulous.

But should you try a crash diet to lose a few pounds, or should you instead aim for an overall change in your diet and lifestyle, one that might embrace low sodium recipes and healthful, unprocessed foods?

There are huge differences between fad dieting and long-term weight loss. Here are the things you should know when it comes to choosing how to lose weight and keep it off.

Basics of a Fad Diet

A fad diet is usually characterized by two things: extreme eating behavior and promises of short-term weight loss. These diets embrace eating one type of food, such as twinkies, grapefruit, or cabbage, to promote weight loss. These diets usually promise a loss of anywhere between 2 and 5 pounds per day.

Fad dieting is popular because it promises quick weight reduction without much commitment in return. Anyone can eat nothing but twinkies for a few days, right? Especially if you don't have to really change your overall lifestyle.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. QUESTION:
    Healthy Weight Loss Plan For a 16 Year Old?
    Hi. :)

    I'm a sixteen year old interested in losing some weight to feel better about myself and to get in good shape to keep up with my friends. My plan involves one hour of gym, one hour of dancing (both at school) and at least a thirty minute walk a day along with eating proper meals. Could anyone give me any advice to lose weight not fast, but healthy-like?

    • ANSWER:
      run run run and run some more eat right and most of all do it for yourself don't trip on what your Friends think

  4. 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 = )

  5. QUESTION:
    On a healthy weight loss plan, how long does it take to see results?
    I am eating 1200 calories per day, and then doing 2 hours of cardio to burn at least 500 calories.

    how many weeks should it take before I can SEE results (not on the scale, but on my body?)
    I am only 4'11" and 98 pounds, so I don't need to eat as much as bigger people
    thanks Vincent, thats the exact staregy I use- my BMI is 1200, so I subtract 500 each day and it should equal a pound per week lost.

    • ANSWER:
      In two or three months, you’ll see the results when your clothes are too big and baggy!

      Each pound of fat reserves is 3,500 calories.
      You would lose one pound of fat reserves every week.
      But then you would (hopefully) gain some muscle mass.

      You need to do some weight training, not just cardios.
      Cardios would just burn some fat reserves but weight training would really built muscle mass for a higher metabolism.

      Muscle mass takes 3 times less space than fat reserves, so you get thinner.
      After about three months, you would have lost a few pounds of fat reserves (aerobics) and gained a few pounds of muscle mass (weight training) so you could be the same weight but at least one size smaller (like one inch off all your measurements).

      I actually did that, a few years ago. I went from 122.6 to 122.6 (haha) in three months with about 18 weight training sessions and some aerobics, no diet or counting my calories intake, I ate whatever I wanted (otherwise I would have lost much more) and still lost one inch on all my measurements, got thinner and lost 2% of my body fat percentage.

  6. QUESTION:
    A healthy & quick weight loss plan?
    I'm trying to drop a few pounds (and grow a little taller/stronger at the same time), would you consider this to be a quick (and healthy!) weight loss plan?

    - run every day for about 5 minutes
    - do crunches and push-ups for 10 more minutes
    - run some more until I'm tired
    - drink more water and milk

    • ANSWER:
      Depends on your diet. Make sure you are eating healthy. Make sure you eat enough and don't starve yourself. Usually a person should be active for an hour and break a lot of sweat.

  7. 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).

  8. QUESTION:
    can someone help me plan a healthy weight loss plan?
    im 16 i weight 158-160 (it varies)i want to lose about 18-20 pounds in total so i can be 140. i want to loose the weight at a healthy pace but as soon as possible.
    can someone tell me about the most effective whole body exercises that will help me lose weight and tone up
    also how often should i exercise and for how lon each time?
    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Try to workout 5 times a week, at least 30 minutes each of these days. This can be anything from jogging on a treadmill to using an eliptical machine or stationary bike. However, you need to combine this workout regimen with a healthy diet. Low fat, high protein. People will tell you to do crunches to trim down on your stomach but this is wrong. There is no way to target fat on one part of your body. Working out a certain muscle only effects the muscle growth and has no impact at all upon the fat in between the muscle and your skin. You need to concentrate on burning calories, not doing exercises that won't really help you. Good luck and be patient with the results as they will not happen overnight.

  9. QUESTION:
    Healthy weight loss plan?
    Can someone suggest a weight loss plan for me that works? Like..i'll lose a lootttttt of weight if i follow it? (And excercise)
    It should consist of simple healthy things like fruits vegies, w/e, Thank you :]

    • ANSWER:
      Changing our eating habits to a more wholesome and healthy pattern is the simple truth and way if you want to lose weight and keep it fats off.
      do not avoid any meal. Do not starve your self for this never works. Eating three healthy meals per day without eating snacks in between is advisable, even though it may seem like you are eating more than you would normally. When one person skips meal, the body's tendency is to store fat because it does not see when the person will provide more nutrition. Starvation sends the wrong message to our body and it is the message that you certainly do not want to be sent to your body on a daily basis. Make your metabolism work by eating three meals per day. If you can manage eating at same times each day, it is better and is essential to start conditioning your body.
      tarting a routine usually takes about 1 week. After establishing a routine, you will need to start removing unhealthy foods and replacing them with good fruits and vegetables. Avoid starches, such as in potatoes and white rice. White starches can decrease your blood sugar and decrease your energy level and make you lethargic. Try removing red meats and replace it with healthier protein sources. Most of the meats contain high cholesterol and fat calories, which results to the opposite effect that you wan to achieve if you take it in.
      Natural fruits and vegetables and whole grains are high in complex carbohydrates and fiber. These types of foods are slowly absorbed by our body and thus satisfy our feelings of hunger, which helps in avoiding taking snacks in between meals.
      Natural foods are nutritious and they contain the nutrients we need that will be good for us. These foods make us healthy and aid to prevent heart diseases, diabetes and cancer. The fiber in natural foods cleans our digestive tract, removing toxins and fat that is unnecessary. These foods will absolutely keep us slim and are perfect choice of foods for your weight loss meal plan.

  10. 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 :)

  11. 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.

  12. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy weight loss plan?
    My BMR is 2198.59
    16 year old guy. 6 ft, 213 lbs.
    Would it be healthy if I ate 1600 calories per day and burned 500 calories on the treadmill?
    I'm trying to go for a 2-3 lbs loss per week until I get to 185 or lower.

    • ANSWER:

  13. 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

  14. QUESTION:
    Healthy Weight Loss Plan?
    So whats a good way to lose weight someone said a cup of food a meal is good?? But that sounds un healthy to me what is your suggestions .. i don't no anything about weight loss

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy weight loss plan???HELP!!!?
    I want to loose some weight so I'll tell you about my plan. I'm 5'3 and 110 pounds. First your all gonna say your weight is fine well I'm chubby so I need that chubbiness to go away thats the only reason I'm loosing weight. Everyday for 30 minutes I will exercise on the gazelle machine. I will walk 1 hour and 30 minutes everyday. I'll eat healthy by eating more fruits. I'm gonna low calories foods. Everyday I eat 2000 calories but I want to eat about 1200 to 1500 calories everyday. How can I do that because I get really hungry after a while so I need tips to control my hunger. What foods can I eat that are low calories and will keep me full. Are there any other things I should do on my plan?

    • ANSWER:
      Because you will be exercising so much, you will not need 1200-1500 claories, you will need at least 2000. I play sports year around and I know thta I need at least 2000, or I will not be getting the nutrition I need. The fruits are a good idea though, and remember to drink lots of water!

  16. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy weight-loss plan?
    I am 5'10, 250, about 80 lbs. overweight, but have been eating and exercising much better lately, have lost almost 50 pounds so far this year. I want to finally get in shape, sooner rather than later...

    I looked up my metabolic rate thing, and found out my body already burns about 2500 calories per day... If I burned another 3000 per day from running, swimming, and lifting weights, and consumed 1800-2000 calories per day, I'd probably lose 5-6 pounds per week... is this healthy weight loss, seeing as how I'm still consuming 2000 calories per day, and taking vitamins, supplements, and strecthing a lot? Thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      umm

      youre not gonna burn 3000 a day from running

      you will pass out..

  17. QUESTION:
    Is this weight loss plan healthy?
    I have made a small eating plan, I will also be jogging 2miles every other day, could someone tell me if this is healthy and will I loose weight?

    Morning - Apple and glass of Semi Skimmed Milk

    Lunch - Salad with an apple

    Tea - Poached egg on toast (1 slice)
    With glass of tap water

    I have worked it out and the calories add upto: 475

    • ANSWER:
      NO. if you dont eat enough calories your body goes into starvation. short answer, body refuses to burn fat. eat 1500 calories a day. and more in the morning to get metabolism going

  18. QUESTION:
    can someone post me a healthy weight loss plan?
    im 130lbs and 5''2. i need to lose 20 pounds and i cant read the one my cousin gave me as it is in a different language

    • ANSWER:
      s is the one http://www.shaklee.net/thehealthyway/product/WeightManagement or http://www.cinchplan.com/thehealthyway

  19. 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.

  20. QUESTION:
    I need a healthy weight loss plan, No YOYO fads I am ready to make a lifestyle change...:)?
    OK Here goes, I am a mom of 3 kids, college student in Nursing and I am trying to loose weight. I am way overweight have been to the dr they prescribe Adipex diet pills but the thing is after I take them I get a huge headache and I already have high blood pressure from the weight and I need to get it off.

    I was walking everyday on treadmill and doing the Cycle machine but I noticed my legs started getting huge especially my calves and now I hate them even more. My thighs and legs are big my arms are really huge and flabby and I have alot of stomach fat I never lost after the 3 kids and picked up pounds. I have started eating different baked foods no white foods, more raw fruit and veggies. No sweets and I only drink water or diet coke.

    I have lost a few pounds so far and I enjoy the way i am feeling and want it to be a lifestyle change Because I have really high blood pressure and want to be around for my kids for years and years not a heart attack or stroke. I really need all the advice I can get. I would love for someone to make me a eating plan and excercise plan. I DO NOT want huge muscles like my calves are so maybe something to help me loose the weight and not gain alot of muscle until after the fat is gone then maybe I can tone up.

    I am ready to change I have the right motives and my mind is made up just need some help...:)....Thanks so much and God Bless!!.....Oh I forgot to tell you my weight and build I am around 5 "2" and weigh 176. I actually dont look really huge with clothes on I dont look small but not really huge but when I look in mirror before shower I am very upset with all the fat, cellulite, stretch marks and rolls. Please help me out I would appreciate it. Oh I just turned 30 this year if that matters...

    • ANSWER:
      heya, well done for making this choice!

      you are doing well but a few tips are
      cut out the diet coke (or restrict to a glass a day or week-it depends how much you drink but try to phase it out) it bloats you, rots your teeth and is generally not nice
      walking is good, try to walk 5 minutes more every week
      also excercise doesnt have to be a chor! take the kids to the park (if they are young, if they are teens this may not be a good idea :) )
      spend a sunday walking with the family, a bike ride or start a yoga class with a few friends ( yoga is great for stretching a strengthening the muscles (making them toned without making them bulky!)
      just try to get a bit more active
      cut out sweet foods like you are doing but dont restrict yourself (the occasional piece of cake is ok but 2 is not!)
      dont cut out carbs it is sudden and is not healthy. If you can try to only eat complex carbs (wholemeal bread, brown rice, wholemeal pasta, potatoes)
      cut down on salt which can give you high blood pressure
      also food swaps such as
      butter-margarine
      are good, always have a healthy option

      (sorry i am rambling by the way)
      a typical daily plan (try to limit yourself to about 2000 cals, as you lose weight you need to cut down)

      wake up
      15 minute walk (go to get a morning paper or something, i understand if it is rainy this is not ideal but try to do some sort of excercise to do before breakfast, a excercise video is ideal as you dont have to leave the house

      BREAKFAST- 2 poached eggs
      mushrooms and tomatoes
      2 slices of wholemeal bread (low fat spread)
      fruit smoothie- strawberries, banana, 100% orange juice and low fat yogurt is my favourite but if you dont like smoothies a piece of fruit is fine

      EXCERCISE- even if it is just walking up and down the stairs at work in your lunch break for 10 mins it really does help!

      LUNCH- homemade soup (or you can buy soups which are just vegetables, make sure not to buy processed ones which contain a lot of salt and fat! and a wholemeal roll with salad a piece of fruit (also take water to work and keep drinking it, staying hydrated keeps hunger pangs away!

      EXCERCISE- 30 mins excercise it can be walking, jogging, cycling whatever

      SNACK-2 biscuits (try to pick a healthier low cal option)
      cup of herbal tea
      2 slices of wholemeal toast
      fruit salad
      (you may not want this snack if you have dinner quite early, i have dinner at about 8 o clock which is not ideal as eating earlier is better but because of this i have a snack at about 4)

      TEA- homemade wholemeal pasta with homemade sauce (chopped tomatoes,chicken and lots of veggies!)
      or
      salmon with potatoes and brocolli

      EXCERCISE- 15 minute walk or yoga or something. or if no time sit ups and press ups when the commersial break on tv is on is great, even jump rope or jumping jacks are great!)

      you may have noticed i havent included much meat but that is because i am a vegetarian but remember this is an example day fish is great and low cal, add tuna to a lettuce sandwich or jacket potato for extra protein. chicken is great grilled with stir fry. stay clear of processed and fatty meat!

      i know it the excercise may seem time consuming with a job and kids to manage along with everything else but try to allow yourself some time, a little bit goes a long way

      sorry i have written so much
      good luck, i wish you all the success, remembering if one day you slip up its fine-we all do. just carry on with the healthy eating the next day
      :D xxx

  21. QUESTION:
    Is my weight loss plan healthy?
    Eating 70cals for breakfast *2 yogarts*
    195 cals *Green tea drink*
    80 cals *10 fries*
    500 cals *Dinner ushally adds up to that*
    55 cals *Fruit during the day*
    That adds up to 900 cals a day
    30 mins of push ups, jumping jacks, sit ups, running in place, so on every morning
    1hrs walking in the morning
    30 mins of walking throughout school
    30 mins of push ups, jumping jacks, sit ups, running in place, so on at night

    IS THIS HEALTHY? IT IS MY NEW WEIGHT LOSS PLAN!
    Alright what if add a pear for breakfast which is about 90 calories, and 20 grapes 70 calories. Make the total day 1080 calories
    BTW I am 5'7 and 265 punds. My goal weight is to get to 200pnds by January. I also can not afford a personal trainer and I personally think the excerise is not enough. Now I am also doing this because I am worried that I will end up being bulemic *Sp?* you have no idea how many times I would just si next to the toilet with my tooth brush in my hands wanting to do it. The only reason i didnt is because I am clinicly depressed I also have paranoid skitzofrenia and borderline personality disorder and suicidle, I didnt want to add Bulemic *Sp?* to the list

    • ANSWER:
      Great job on your goal! As Stephen Covey says, you ought to begin with the end in mind.

      I love to break it to you - your diet needs a revamp!

      I have to stress this: if you're not a scientist in a lab setting, don't count calories. Besides, how would you know precisely how many calories are in your diet if you're eating whole foods like you ought to?

      Some people do just fine with a small breakfast, while others need a huge breakfast. From the looks of things, you don't seem to be getting enough protein. Why are you depressed? Is it because of something that happened/happens in your life or because of some biochemical imbalance (maybe you need some more amino acids in your life)?

      Bottomline: Your meals should be large enough to satisfy you for about 4 hours; eat till you're full in the right macronutrient ratios for your metabolic needs; get some lab tests done if you haven't already done that to figure out what nutritional deficiencies you may have.

      Exercise depletes you of nutrients and energy that you need to replenish with food so don't be afraid of food - as long as it's as healthy as can be.

      Good luck in your endeavor, and remember - Health first, and fitness follows.

      Wishing you the best in health,

      Mr. Obie
      www.ObiesHealthyFitness.com

  22. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy weight loss plan for a teen?
    I'm 15 years old, girl, 5'4 and 132-134 pounds and I have been trying to lose weight with unhealthy ways, but now I decided to do it the healthy way. Please make any warning you think that might help.

    7am: 1 tbsp organic muesli + 2 tbsp all bran cereal + 1 tbsp mix of seeds(the doctor suggested that for my constipation) + 1 cup skim milk

    10-11am: sandwich(2 slices whole wheat bread + 1 slice low fat cheese + 2 slices cucumber)

    1:30pm: whatever my mom cooks (some kind of meat around 90gr or 120gr fish + some salad + some brown rice or any other carbohydrate OR lentils with 1 slice whole wheat bread)

    Around 4pm: 1 glass of skim milk or 150gr low fat yogurt(0% fat) or a fruit(for sweet tooth)

    7-7:30pm: sandwich(2 slices whole wheat bread + 1 slice low fat cheese + 1 slice turkey ham + lettuce + tomato) OR a tuna salad (lettuce, cucumber, tomato, 100gr tuna, less or 1 tbsp olive oil) and 2 prunes

    I'm exercising almost every day for at least 30 mins and I'm trying to drink 8 glasses of water per day.
    Will that make me healthier and help me lose fat?

    • ANSWER:
      That is a pretty good diet for your age.
      I like how you substitute white rice with brown rice etc etc.

      I suggest you start with salad, because it contains very few calories and it will fill you up, so you won't be very hungry for the meal, besides the vegetables are good for your Health!

  23. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy weight loss plan at all?
    Ok so I was reading that I should not do this but I lost 30 pounds ( 260-230) in 2months before now I'm trying to go from 230-200. I am 6'1 and muscular so at 200 I used to have a 6pack.

    Anyways I'm doing 1hour of cardio and only 1200 or less calories a day, divided over 4-6 meals. Online it said that wasnt healthy and I will gain the weight back but I doubt it because I'm not going to stop running and I'm going to bring my calories to 2500 once my diet is over ( 2500 for weight lifting).

    ANyways basically is 30 lbs in 2 months possible or will I just end up going into starvation mode?

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    Do u need healthy weight loss plans?? Do u need a plan to lose weight that is designed just for U personally?
    If you do ..feel free to contact me

    albasil000@yahoo.com

    • ANSWER:
      scammer

  25. QUESTION:
    Please help I'm 4"11 120 lbs and I need a healthy weight loss plan?
    Can some one please help me? I'm jus t under 5 feet and I weigh about 120 lbs. This summer I was 105! I have no idea how I gained all this weight but i dont think I'll grow much more b/c my mom is very short and it's been over a year since I got my period. I really want to be back to 105 because I think im much healthier that way.
    Can someone help make me a plan to lose 15 lbs? i need routines and foods to eat. Thank you so much! Oh and does anyone have a good plan for me to reach 105? Serious answers please :)

    • ANSWER:
      You can have a look on http://healthcare-cancer.blogspot.com/search/label/Diet%20Therapy for some therapy. However, you need to do some exercise too, suggest do the rope skipping at home one hour per day.

      If you able to control your food daily within 2000 calories, and 1 hours rope skipping everyday, then you will able to lose 15lbs in 2 months

  26. QUESTION:
    Fast but healthy weight-loss plan?
    Yes it's the common question. "How do you loose weight fast" However, I wan't to do it healthily so I can keep it off. I wan't to be able to loose a good deal by summer. If it involves any excersise, please let it be inside my own house because 1) I can't get to a gym 2) I can't run/walk for a long time because I have sore ankles.
    Also can you tell me what foods I should be eating/cutting out, portions, ect. Thanks so much! I'm grateful for any ideas! :)

    • ANSWER:
      For exercising inside your house...You could do yoga,dance,hula hooping,skipping or jumping,karate kicks,more stretches etc...

      For Healthy Eating...
      1500 calories a day
      Plenty of excercise (atleast 3-4 times a week) 30 minutes a day
      Drink lots of water or milk for calcium
      Get rid of junk food and lower your sugar intake
      Eat more protein (choose lean meat,oily fish,seafood)
      Choose Wholemeal Bread instead of White
      Eat lots of vegetables and take vitamin c supplements

      For healthy snacking-
      Eat Fruit(2-3 servings) instead of cake slices and chocolates or any high in sugar
      Yoghurt

  27. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy weight loss plan? PLEASE READ AND HELP!?
    So this is my diet during the day:

    Breakfast: A glass of skim milk and a granola bar.

    Snack: Banana.

    Lunch: Water and a sandwich( two slices of whole wheat bread, one slice of smoked turkey, two slices of fat free cheese).

    Dinner: Water, salad, and one and a half vegetarian sandwiches(with whole wheat bread and fat free cheese again, and vegetarian patties).

    Before bed: A glass of milk and a granola bar. Sometimes, I treat myself with some oreos.

    And somewhere during the day, I treadmill for about 25 minutes.

    Will this help me lose weight? I am 22, female, 5'2" and about 125 lbs right now. I want to drop 10 pounds.Also, how long will it take me to lose them with a diet like this? Should I cut out the Oreos too; are they just cancelling out the rest of my hard work?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah you will definitely lose weight with this weight loss plan. If you want faster results I suggest you skip oreos! Good luck!

  28. QUESTION:
    Does this sound like a healthy weight loss plan..?
    Today I did a 24 hour water detox.
    Tomorrow I'm eating only raw fruits and vegetables (also part of detoxing)
    Thursday I'm just eating healthy & taking an epsom salt/baking soda bath to also complete the detox program.
    Friday I am eating "breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper."
    I gave up all drinks except water of course, and orange juice I can have one glass on Sundays.

    Then afterwards, I'll just be eating super healthy and exercising for about an hour everyday.

    What do ya think? (:

    • ANSWER:
      Well I would hope after this detox, you would go down the path of eating healthy. Your breakfast, lunch, and dinner references were too vague for me to know for sure. You should also add some healthy snacks to your day as well and once you finish detox you really need to add exercise. Detox should be more about breaking yourself into, or back into, a healthy eating weight loss.

  29. QUESTION:
    can some one give me a healthy weight loss meal plan?
    please i need the weight loss, but healthy

    • ANSWER:
      Sure! I have lost 14 lbs since January doing this. I hope that you are looking for something more along the lines of gradual life style changes and NOT quick fixes. Personally for me I need gradual changes and moderation because a strict dial would not be sustainable.

      So basically on the weekdays I eat:
      Smoothie with banana, blueberries, strawberries, milk. Make sure it is BIG like jamba juice size. And bran muffin from Trader Joe's. Get any kind of healthier carb. I don't know how much time you have in the mornings. If you are an on the go person like me I would buy healthy carbs, make my smoothie, grab the carbs and go! Or I would make some scrambled eggs (3 egg whites, 1 yolk), fry some lean ham lunch meat (don't use oil, just put in nonstick pan), and stick that on a whole wheat english muffin to make a healthy Egg McMuffin. Theres so many options! just make sure you drink the smoothie and avoid things like croissants, chocolate muffins, etc. Any bit of protein is good.

      For lunch I usually make a big sandwich. I buy a loaf of bread from trader joe's and cut that into 4 pieces. (Therefore I will be able to make 4 separate sandwiches.) I stick a lot of lunch meat in my sandwich to fill up on proteins. I usually add turkey and roast beef. I also like to put an eggplant spread from trader joe's on there but any low cal spread will do. Avoid ketchup, mayo. And I add any cheese I like but only one slice! I toast the whole shibang and bring it to work.

      For snack I try to keep it around 200 calories. Trader Joe's sells an eggplant or tomato basil hummus at 35 calories/serving. Sabra's hummus is good and can be found at safeway. Make sure you eat this with crackers that are pretty lo cal. Trader Joe's has good options for crackers but if you don't have a TJ's just buy saltines from your local grocery store. Make sure the crackers are not the fattening kind where 3 crackers already =90 calories.

      Then for dinner I try to cut out as many carbs as possible (if you notice I try to eat my carbs during the day, and avoid at night.) I try to eat more protein and maybe a tiny bit of rice of a slice of bread. DO NOT end up eating a whole loaf or something. Moderation is key!

      Dessert: I allow myself to eat 2-3 pieces of fruit like peaches, plums, etc and I also like to buy these tropical flavored popsicles from trader joe's. If you don't have a TJ's buy the dove fruit bars at safeway, etc.

      Weekends: This is where I have the most problems because I always end up drinking and eating out and it really does become a huge mess. The best advice I can give you is instead of drinking mixed drinks order vodka sodas. The first 6 months of my weight loss I limited myself to 6 a weekend. (3 each night). Now i limit myself to 3. I tend to eat a bit more fatty bad foods on weekend but I still try to make sure I don't go overboard and finish an entire cake in one sitting kind of thing anything. (I used to be a crazy eater).

      I never keep a food journal or restrict myself too much from my fave foods because I know I can't sustain that kind of diet.

      I always allow myself one chocolate bar a week from trader joe's but I make sure I only buy one so I won't be finishing an entire pack or something.

      EVERYTHING in moderation is key. Msg me if you want exercise tips also!

  30. QUESTION:
    Is it okay to follow my weight loss plan now I'm pregnant?
    I am five weeks pregnant and was wondering if anyone out there has followed a healthy weight loss plan and managed to lose weight whilst they were pregnant? I am still trying to lose my baby weight from my last pregnancy six months ago and as I started off overweight I am very keen this time not to become even bigger. I am not thinking drastic calorie cutting diets as I know this is bad for baby which comes first.

    any advice welcome x

    • ANSWER:

  31. 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.

  32. QUESTION:
    sound like a good healthy weight loss plan?
    food:
    breakfast=bowl of granola with strawberries and light soymilk,bottleof water
    snack:apple, bottle of water
    lunch:sandwich on wheat bread with tofurky, lettce and tomatos, fruit cup[worth 2 servings] , light yougurt, bottle of water
    snack:orange, bottle of water
    dinner:asparagus ravioli, fat free sauce, (no choice my mom cooked it=[) 2 servings, salad with icberg lettuce, carrots, apple slices and walnuts with salad spritzers 1 calorie per spray dressing in italian, bottle of water lol

    exercise: general walking, plus walking 4 miles, trampoline 4 kinds of jumps 60 times each, and 60 crunches

    • ANSWER:
      add some almonds in breakfast, an occasional egg or fish ( look for Tofu is you are vegetarian), include some legumes, beans. In breakfast you can also have Oats or wheat porridge/corn flakes somedays. I like the way you have one bottle of water every meal, wish i could just do that. Also, include some vegetable soup before dinner.

  33. QUESTION:
    What is a good healthy eating plan for weight loss?
    Ok so im trying to lose alot of weight im not in any rush( im a high schooler) my exercise plan is great, but i need help with my eating, now i dont really eat junk food, i tend to eat to much, and not have the right foods breakfest, lunch and dinner. Ex.. i'll make easy mac for breakfest.. can someone help.

    • ANSWER:
      You should check out www.sparkteens.com its a great free website that you can go to and it will give you meal plans and there is also tons of great articles about fitness and nutrition.

  34. QUESTION:
    HEALTHY WEIGHT LOSS MEAL PLAN, 1200 cals. PLEASE HELPPP?
    I'm trying to lose weight by eating healthy and excersizing but idk what to eat.. Can u please help me with a meal plan that is 1200 cals?

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    Can you recommend a healthy eating plan for weight loss?
    So I'm ready. I have the treadmill, the running shoes and the mp3 filled with good beats....the only thing missing is a healthy eating plan. I called a nutritionist and she charges per visit! What kind of non sense is that! just so she can tell me to switch my potato chips for carrots sticks!

    I'm looking for a eating plan that would break down meals and snacks, list calories etc.

    If you know a book like this it would be great. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I cant remember the name but oprah was talking about a guy who just released a book about nutrition. check that out.

      Another thing that it really worked for me (lost 10kgs in 2 months) only eat when ur hungry and avoid anything you wouldnt give to a baby (sodas, chips, fried food, etc) it worked for me...couldnt believe the scale.

      And one more thing...everytime you crave something fattening, imagine that a greasy dirty person prepared that. Good luck!

  36. 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!!!

  37. QUESTION:
    Is this a good weight loss plan?
    so i'm 20 years old 5'9 ft, weight at 193, bmi at least 28%. So i'm overweight. So should i use the 1200 or 1500 calories a day meal diet? Also my goal will be to burn at least 500-700 calories just working out (video) and then maybe burn an extra 100-200 calories just by lifiting and running. So will this be a good healthy weight loss plan or a bad (unhealthy)weight loss plan or would i even loss weight? Thanks for looking at this post ladies and gents.

    • ANSWER:
      That sounds like a great plan, as long as those calories are from healthy food choices, such as low-carb foods, fruits, and high-protein/fiber foods, rather than from junk food and sweets. I'd recommend starting at 1500 calories a day to gradually get your body used to the decrease in calorie consumption. After about 2 weeks, go down to around 1300-1400 calories. Avoid hitting 1200 calories or below because that is unhealthy for males. If you keep up with a healthy diet and effective exercise, you'll definitely see results!

  38. 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

  39. 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.

  40. QUESTION:
    Healthy Eating Plan + Weight Loss Ideas?
    So i weigh 62 kilograms. I should weigh about 45-50 kg. SO YES i am overweight. I am in tears EVERYDAY so I need to do something.
    I have started to eat healthier. I am a dancer. I dance for 5 hours a week at my dance school. & I play netball. I want some weight loss ideas and a healthy eating plan. Eg. Breakfast: .. Lunch: ...... etc.
    Also, I am NOT a fast runner but yes i could beat an elephant. Any ways to improve my fitness?

    • ANSWER:
      Honey, I'm sorry you're so upset about this! I have five daughters between 17 and 30 years old and we've been through this often.

      There's quite a difference between 45 and 50kg. and it depends on your height. For that weight to be adequate you'd have to be less than 5 feet 2 inches tall. I assume you're young since you mention school, so proper nutrition is even more important than for adults since you're still growing, and yes, you are growing even if you're not getting taller. :-)

      In my practice I would most likely encourage you to gain a bit of weight, unless you're fairly "short".
      Physical fitness is very important, and dance is an excellent form of exercise- congratulations! The only thing I'd suggest is possibly a bit of strength training, but you need to be careful due to your age. It sounds like your exercise is more than enough. If you want a blow by blow as far as meals go, here's a day's worth I'd recommend:

      breakfast
      orange juice
      an egg, some yogurt, or other source of protein
      a piece of fruit
      some whole wheat toast, a bagel, oatmeal, or other carbohydrate ( you really need these for energy)

      lunch
      a tuna sandwich with lettuce on whole grain bread
      carrot and celery sticks, a salad, or some fruit

      dinner
      4 ounces of fish or lean meat
      a baked white or sweet potato
      a good sized (up to half your plate) portion of veggies or a salad (be sure to include things like fresh spinach and other dark green leafy vegetables)

      include snacks and the occasional dessert, too, sweetheart.

      This is pretty basic, and obviously you should switch it up to be sure to include enough different nutrients. Also we recommend you limit your intake of canned fish to no more than twice a week to avoid ingesting too much mercury. Your school nurse or doctor's office should be able to offer you a more extensive eating plan. Don't drink sodas as they're just empty calories. My kiddos mix juice with plain seltzer as an alternative. You may want to add a high quality multivitamin, too.

      It's always a good idea to check with your doctor before beginning any serious weight loss plan. Really, really, really. We've had patients come in who want to lose weight but actually has medical issues.

      Be careful, and be realistic. Those models you see on magazines often live on coffee and cigarettes with a piece of celery on Tuesdays. (yeah, sarcasm, but not too far from the truth)
      Good luck, honey. :-)

  41. QUESTION:
    what is a healthy vegetarian weight loss plan?

    • ANSWER:
      make sure to get enough vitamins whether it be in supplement form or from the foods you eat, especially proteins and iron since you will be missing those things from not eating meat. If you can see a dietitian to work out a meal plan for you to make sure you get everything you need, that would be your best bet.

  42. QUESTION:
    Healthy Weight Loss Plans?
    I am 23, female, and just weighed myself. To my dismay, not only did I gain back the weight I had lost, I had packed on 13 more pounds. I now weigh 182, I'm 5'8.

    I need help with a healthy weight loss plan. I am feeling very discouraged. I will not take supplements, as I know they can be unhealthy. I do not like "raw" foods really, but I do love to eat cooked/steamed veggies. I also lean towards healthier meats like using ground turkey breast, chicken, and tuna.

    I know I need to exercise way more than I do. I am about to lose access to the only gym I have because I am going to graduate college next month. I have a wii fit, but it takes too many little breaks in between each exercise, so I never feel like I really get "good" exercise. I have a Jillian Michaels weight loss video as well, but I'll be the first to admit I have issues motivating to do it.

    Other important things: I have bipolar disorder and anxiety disorder. Both cause me not to sleep well, so I have chronic insomnia which I know can lead to weight gain. But also, if I diet too severely my moods swing. Due to the anxiety I have an abnormally high heartbeat, so I have to be careful when exercising, so as not to get dizzy and/or overheat.

    Can anyone recommend any help to me? Weight Watchers and Curves are way too expensive and completely outside of my budget. I need some healthy recipes, and ways to motivate myself to lose weight. Please help, I'm really depressed and discouraged.

    • ANSWER:
      Don't worry! You can do it! You're not as far off as you think.

      You can try to live an active lifestyle - park far away from the store so you have to walk, bike places whenever possible instead of driving, do sets of 10 push ups at your leisure throughout the day - they're harder than you think! Whenever you're feeling sluggish, get up and get your blood pumping, even if it's only for 5 minutes. Jumping jacks are effective, even though they suck. I prefer hula-hooping, but not everyone has space... or a hoop =)

      -Skip any fast food meals you might be eating... Ick.
      -Replace all white breads & pastas with whole grain versions.
      -Try to get 50% of your calories from vegetables.
      -Make sure to get enough water
      -Drink Milk... 3-4 glasses will give you enough calcium for the day.

      Here are some of my favorite quick, easy, healthy foods:
      1. Yogurt & Granola with berries or other fruit... and maybe some honey =)
      2. Whole wheat pasta with tomato sauce made with prego, diced tomatoes, and cooked ground turkey or low-fat sausage, OR garbanzo beans if you're a vegetarian (de-lish).
      3. Roasted veggies with olive oil, salt, pepper, and turmeric or cumin (or curry powder, or garlic... the possibilities are endless)
      4. Tossed green salad with nuts, bleu cheese, apples or pears, and vinaigrette or Annie's goddess dressing
      5. Broccoli chicken bake - toss broccoli (or other veg) and cooked chicken with a can of condensed cream soup (chicken, mushroom, celery, whatever). Top with bread crumbs OR stove top stuffing mix. Bake at 350 until golden brown and bubbly... about 30 mins
      6. Satsuma oranges
      7. Apples & peanut butter
      8. Half a grapefruit with cinnamon/brown sugar sprinkled on top - broiled for 30 seconds. YUM.
      9. Toss asparagus with olive oil, salt & pepper & bake at 350 for 15-20 mins.
      10. Cooked boneless/skinless chicken breast with brown rice & carrots cooked with cardamum... use wine with the carrots and when they're done, reduce the remaining liquid with a little water & a flour/butter (roux) mixture to make a little sauce.

      Best of luck!

      P.S. With your high B.P., try to limit sodium, which increases water retention, putting more pressure on your heart and arteries/veins.

  43. QUESTION:
    Is this a good (healthy) weight-loss eating plan?
    I'm 19 and I'm looking to lose about 30 lbs all together. I know about the fad diets and such and that is NOT what I want...that's why I'm asking for some advice. I am going to be exercising, starting out cardio 3 or 4 times a week for at least 30 minutes, and when I've lost the weight, I'll begin weight training to get better toned. Although I'm focusing on calorie intake, I've all together cut out sodas, sweets, and obvious things like that. Anyways, here's the eating plan I've been following, and it will change from day to day, but same amounts, close to the same amount of cals and such.

    Breakfast:
    1/2 cup Instant Oatmeal - uncooked - 150 cals
    2 Tbsp Smucker's Organic Strawberry Preservers (for flavor) - 100 cals

    OR

    1 container Dannon lite and fit vanilla yogurt - 60 cals
    1 banana - 110 cals

    *1 or 2 bottles water (20 fl. oz) - between breakfast and lunch

    Lunch
    1 medium sweet potato - up to 150 cals (?)
    1 Jennie-O turkey hot dog - 70 cals

    *1 or 2 bottles water (20 oz) between lunch and dinner

    Dinner
    1 chicken breast (4-5oz) - up to 140 cals
    3/4 cup (maybe more) green beans - 30 cals
    1 bottle water (20 oz)

    NOW, I realize this is only around 650 calories at the most for the day, BUT, not every day will be like this. I'm at college, and I go to the cafeteria sometimes. So, at least one meal a day will have, probably much, more than 200 calories. Also, I've heard about the 5-6 meals a day thing to keep your metabolism going. First off, is this right? It makes sense. I've been going with it, and having, usually fruit, or like those 100 calorie pack foods for a snack. So probably two snacks a day at 100-200 calories. I think that said, it will amount to at least 1200 calories a day. I would appreaciate ANY advice on this. I've talked to a couple people who are pretty knowledgeable, but put this together on my own. I know with a good diet and exercise, the weight will come off. Maybe slowly, but surely Thanks!

    *Crystal Light? I know the artificial sweeteners...10 cals per packet, but is it alright for a diet? I get tired of water so easily..I can make myself drink it, but with crystal light is MUCH better! At the most, I'd use it on two bottles of water a day.

    Thanks again!
    To Daniel: I know the amount needed to lose weight is different for each person...is 1500 the minimum? I had been told 1200 was. Please correct me if I'm wrong! And thanks! :)
    Thanks Fred! I don't like many vegetables, but I'll definitely incorporate the ones I do! And thankyou..didn't know the 1300 calorie thing. Milk..I could do a glass in the morning..chocolate milk is a weekness though. Haha..thanks again! Great answer!

    • ANSWER:
      650 calories is going to put your body into starvation mode and save more FAT out of the food. That is NOT what you want!

      I'm guessing you're female, so you should eat AT LEAST 1300 calories.
      Calculate your BMR, it tells you how many calories you burn by laying in bed. I suggest not eating more than that amount of calories.

      And other than the lack of calories(ENERGY, you need it!) I only saw a few things wrong. The strawberry preserves. I mean, it is fruit and all, but it has a loooot of added sugar. If you need flavor for your oats, use spices! A little bit of sugar is okay, then add some cinnamon. I also got this very yummy imitation maple flavor (found by the vanilla in the spice isle) it will save you a lot of calories.

      Where is your milk? Milk, grain, fruit and veg is VERY important in a diet. Add more!

      Heres what I suggest:
      An apple, orange, or banana with breakfast. That will add 80-100 calories. It will also speed up your metabolism.

      Add 2-3 glasses of skim milk. Thats around 220 calories.

      Eat a whole wheat bun with your turkey dog! Load it up on the mustard, relish, onion and any other veg you like on your meats.
      It will help you feel fuller and you need the grain. Thats about 120 calories.

      Fill the rest of the 200-400 more calories with more fruits and vegetables and healthy whole grains throughout the day. Vegetables are great when losing weight, do not cut them out of your diet!

      Oh and by the way the second breakfast would be great for you if you added some oats along with it. Or, even add some whole grain cereal with skim milk. That will get more milk into your diet. Good luck!

      EDIT: 1300 is the minimum for women, 1200 for men, 1400 if you're still growing.

  44. 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!

  45. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy weight loss meal plan?
    I just had my baby 7 weeks ago and I'm looking to lose weight. I'm 5'5" 125 and I lost all my 17 lbs of baby weight but I wanna lose a little more. I'm breastfeeding so I know not to starve myself and I exercise 6 days a week as well.

    Breakfast
    - oatmeal (rolled oats, not instant), skim milk, banana

    Snack
    - Orange

    Lunch
    - Grilled chicken breast sandwich w/ lettuce & light mayo on a bagel thin, carrots

    WORKOUT

    Snack
    - Almonds, orange

    Dinner
    - Chicken & veggie stir fry
    Breastfeeding, I guess. I lost 10 pounds when I weighed myself right before I left the hospital, and after 2 weeks I had lost all the 17 pounds. But I'm still breastfeeding and I'm not losing any more weight. A lot of it was I didn't let myself go when I was pregnant, I walked 2x a day and ate very healthy. I don't think I gained much extra fat.

    • ANSWER:
      sounds good to me... keep it up!!
      How did you lose the weight you already lost??

  46. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any good meal plans for weight loss?
    I need some meal plans/recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner that aren't too expensive and not too complicated to make. I plan on combining these together during the day for a healthy weight loss plan. When it comes to meat, I only eat poultry, fish fillets and calamari. If you could please help me out, I'd greatly appreciate it!

    P.S. If you have any cool, filling and healthy snack ideas - please share! :)

    • ANSWER:
      I have the perfect diet plan for you but before I jump on to the meal schedule i will tell you a quick tip first. It is scientifically proven that if you eat 5-6 meals a day rather than your regular 3 meals, you will burn almost twice more fat. This is because when you consume a meal the body is designed to absorb all nutrients and contents(first the vitamins, then mineral, and finally fats and sugars) from that meal UNTIL you consume another meal. So if you eat 1 meal, wait 3 hours, then eat another meal, your body wont absorb as many fats and sugars as compared to 1 meal, wait 5-6hours, 2nd meal. I hope this made sense. :P

      Below is the daily schedule diet:

      Meal 1(Breakfast): 2 egg whites, 1 cup of cooked oatmeal
      Meal 2(Snack): Fruit or Nuts
      Meal 3(Lunch): Tossed Salad with 4oz Chicken strips
      Meal 4(Snack): Fruit or Nuts
      Meal 5(Dinner): Grilled fish with boiled spinach

      Follow this diet everyday. Eat each meal within 2 1/2-3 hours in between. No meals after 9pm.
      *Note: This was just an example of meals that you can eat, you can change each food category with another meal of the same category(i.e for your dinner you can substitute any other white meat such as chicken or turkey instead of the fish and for the boiled spinach any other vegetable will do)
      Hope this helped!

  47. 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!

  48. 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/

  49. 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

  50. QUESTION:
    Can someone plan me out a complete healthy weight loss meal plan for next week?
    My spring break is the 14-18th, so I want to look good and maybe lose just a pound or two. And I was hoping to do the 5 or 6 meals a day thing but I never know what to eat or how much I should eat.
    So tell me what to eat for each meal, what time to eat each meal, and what I'm allowed to drink. Thanks! :)

    Oh yeah and some side info just in case...
    I'm a girl and I'm 18. I weighed 132 last time I weighed myself(which was a week ago), and I'm 5'9.

    • ANSWER:
      well. you shouldn't just go and ask complete strangers to plan what you are going to eat for a certain period of time. But, I think I can help you.
      1st. Make sure you even need to go on a "weight loss plan." For your next well check, pay attention when the nurse takes your height and weight. Then, search up 'average wegith for an 18 year-old.' If you are above that, then fine...go on a diet.
      2nd. Do you REALLY want to lose weight, or do you just want to burn fat? THere's places that girls are sensitive about (I should know. I hate my blubber:'( like leg fat and stomach fat so for burning fat just run up and down the stairs for a while. For burning fat you can also jog, walk, or do push-ups.
      3rd. Go over a food pyramid a few times. this should help you get healthy foods glued into the indside of your head, so you'll know what's good for you ALL THE TIME.
      4th. NO SODA!!! this is fatty.
      5th. You may just have extra fat because you are not as tall as you were meant to be at 18. if you intake more calcium, then your bones will grow bigger and stronger and therefore you will have less fat.
      hope i hellppeed !


A List Diet Book

You may need to create a low carb diet food list, there are lots of healthy as well as exquisite foods for low carb diets that you can make use of. Eating the food that you prefer can make your weight loss fun and delightful. Although, you should be certain that your list of food should contain a variety of food that can assist you to reach your purpose in the diet you are using.

Chicken is a great choice of food for a low carb diet, as it is particularly low in carbohydrates and also low in calories. It is certainly a good option to add to your low carb diet food list. Fish is also savoury and makes ideal diet food, as the majority of fish fillets have about twenty-two grams of protein for three 1/2 oz. Of cooked fish or six grams per oz., which is extremely good.

When making your low carb diet food list, first of all you have to select types of meal that you wish to eat whilst you are on your diet. In actual fact, there are loads of the diet foods that you can choose but here are some wonderful concepts that you may wish to know.

However this has been that causes to weight reduction and health transformations. For optimum health it's best to eat purely natural and fresh food.

To understand this better and to entirely get the low carb food labels, you have got to know the total carb content of the food you are consuming. Total carb content comes from taking away the amount of fiber and sugar from the total carbs. This is because many of the low carb food manufacturers state that fiber, while in technical terms a carbohydrate, is not absorbed by the body, and therefore must not be measured as carbohydrate. Consider this fact when creating your low carb diet food list.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I need to know a list of diet books but not just and type of diet book.?
    I need a list of diet books, they can be vegetarian or not. Just telling me the basics about healthy recipes and most importantly what foods to stay away from.

    • ANSWER:
      *Good Food: 101 Healthy Eats by Jane Hornby
      *Healthy Food by Lesley Waters
      *Indian Every Day: Light, Healthy Indian Food by Anjum Anand
      *The Healthy Food Directory: Eat Your Way to Health by Michael Van Straten
      *Good Mood Food: Simple, Healthy, Home Cooking by Donal Skehan and Jocasta Clarke
      *The Food Doctor Diet by Ian Marber
      *Gordon Ramsay's Healthy Appetite by Gordon Ramsay

  2. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have the grocery list for the South Beach Diet book?
    I just bought the South Beach diet softcover book that says Lose Belly Fat First in a yellow circle on the top right corner of the cover. In the back of the book it gives you a list and recipes of foods for the first 2 weeks of each phase, but it doesn't give you a grocery list. It is taking me forever to try to figure it out. Is there anyone that has the same book and has already figured out the grocery list, that wouldn't mind giving it to me? That would be really helpful, thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      lila's lowcarb diet log
      My first week on the South Beach Diet went by rather quickly. It required me to read the SBD book to better understand what foods were allowed and which were to be avoided. You need to drink plenty of water while on this diet. I didn't mention it before since I normally drink over four pints of water each day--nothing new for me. You should always drink lots of water, but it is really important with the SBD. be sure to put bottled water on your grocery list.

      We have two refrigerators in our home. One in the kitchen and an older one down in our basement where we primarily keep our cold beverages (water bottles, sodas, beer) and overflow of freezer foods. I found it helpful to take many of the outlawed foods downstairs. You know, "out of sight, out of mind" mentality. It helped. Plus I appreciated the extra room in the upstairs fridge for all the fresh vegetables I needed to prepare our SBD menus. I also tossed all of my husbands english muffins and bagels into the freezer, much to his chagrin. Breads and beer are his worst temptations, whereas mine are Cherry Coke and rice.

      My first week was a success. I lost 4.5 pounds and reduced a substantial amount of puffiness from my belly. Super! I'm loving this diet for the most part. However, for the second week I've decided to modify my diet somewhat from week one. I'll still be closely adhering to the basic SBD guidelines (with minor cheating) as I did the first week, but I feel I need to back off from eating raw vegetables and nuts. I'll be preparing more cooked veggies, and choosing creamy peanut butter in place of nuts. I love fresh salads and crunchy foods and vegetables but they are playing havoc on my digestive system. If your body can tolerate the raw foods then that is the way to go because raw foods make your stomach work harder and will help you burn fat faster as it churns to digest them. But, for me, I feel it is more important to take care of my discomfort first. It is my habit to listen to my body. I will reintroduce roughage foods gradually when my stomach is feeling better. This change may slow down my weight loss... I guess I'll find out.

      DAY 8

      Breakfast - Two slices bacon, two poached eggs
      Mid-Morning Snack - stick of string cheese
      Lunch - Bowl of black beans
      Mid-Afternoon Snack - Banana flavored popsickle (sugarfree)
      Supper - Chicken Avocada Swiss Melt (my recipe), Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms (recipe from the book)
      Dessert - Fudge Lite

      Today I was craving something sweet. Fortunately it was a wayward type of craving, not a nagging one. I thought the afternoon popsickle would kick it, but it wasn't until I ate the Fudge Lite that I felt satisfied. I enjoyed my bean lunch. Normally I would have had them with rice, but I didn't miss the rice at all, they were quite tasty all by themselves. I would have had chopped onions with them but didn't want to offend an afternoon client with hot breath. I was really looking forward to my chicken supper. It would have been better if I hadn't burnt the cheese. Kraft non-fat swiss burns faster than Kraft provolone. The stuffed mushrooms were very yummy!

      DAY 9

      This morning my husband told me that my face looks leaner... I love that man! However, the scales tipped forward half a pound, guess I better suck my cheeks in a little bit more...laugh.

      Breakfast - Vegetable Quiche Bar, glass of calcium enriched V8 juice
      Mid-Morning Snack - Rounded teaspoon of Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter (reduced fat)
      Lunch - Tuna and cottage cheese
      Mid-Afternoon Snack - skip
      Supper - Roasted Eggplant and Peppers (recipe from the book)
      Dessert - Cherry popsickle (sugarfree)

      The best part of my menu plan today was that my husband prepared our supper. He can be pretty handy in the kitchen. The cherry popsickle was a nice treat. I think I like it better than the banana flavor I had the other day, both were good.

      by

      http://www.dhaarvi.blogspot.com

  3. QUESTION:
    I bought the south beach diet book. does anyone know what food's I can eat? If so can u please give me a list?
    Can anyone please give me a list of the food's that i can eat? The book doesnt specifiy what i can eat. thank you
    I really need to know what food's I can eat for phase one. Some one please give me a list of what i can eat ....

    • ANSWER:
      Well, it should list foods to avoid. I think there is a big section on that.

      I did South Beach twice - be warned, once you start, if you cheat or get off of it - the weight will come back.

      Stay away from fatty meats. Stick to fish, chicken, turkey.

      No sugar or caffeine. You can have a cup of unsweetened coffee or tea - but caffeine can cause sugar cravings. If you really have to have a sweetener - go with Splenda or with the all natural Stevia.

      Water is one of the biggest catalysts for the weight loss. Drink lots and lots of water. If you get tired of the water - try adding unsweetened drink mixes.

      No fruit. Fruit is not allowed for phase I.

      You can have 20 pistachios or peanuts a day for a snack.

      You can have 70 calories outside of your meals for snacks - I would get unsweetened ice pops.

      Breakfast - go with eggs, omelets, breakfast meats - Canadian ham, turkey bacon, turkey/chicken sausage. Again go for the lean stuff.

      No bread. Eat those sandwiches without - go with meat and cheese roll ups.

      The only real safe condiment is yellow mustard.

      You can also have cheeses.

      I can't think of anything else off the top of my head.

  4. QUESTION:
    HELP!! loaned diet book to friend who never returned and now lost?
    i was in the ubc (ultimate body challenge) program at a martial arts center here in chicago, the program gave you a book that had a list of protein , carbs, and veggies/fruits that i chose 1 protein, 1 carb, every 2-3 hours, adding in veggies w/lunch and dinner, like for example, from what i remember, 1 slice whole bread and 1 turkey slice, thats one meal,,,,,well the place doesnt have anymore books because they dont do the program anymore, the website for it doesnt sell the book, and my friend lost the book i lent her, that was the best diet ever, my energy was through the roof, but i need that structured list and the list of dont's from it, has anyone every taken this program before or know where i can get a diet like that again...

    • ANSWER:
      If you remember the name of the book, maybe you can find it on auction sites, or maybe get lucky at a bookstore. try ebay.com, or sites like that, or even bookstores like Barnes & Noble or Borders.

  5. QUESTION:
    Can you make a list of ten Book titles and the authors?
    My Calligraphy class came up with the following:

    1. HOW TO USE THE TAPE RECORDER by Richard Nixon
    2. THE ALL MEAT DIET by Dr. Hannibal Lecter
    3. BONDAGE: FOR FUN & PROFIT by Marquis de Sade
    4. JESUS JUICE by Michael Jackson
    5. ASTROLOGICAL SIGNS by The Zodiac Killer
    6. PINK & RED BUBBLEBATH by Elizebet Bathory
    7. REVAMPING YOUR VW BEETLE by Theodore Bundy
    8. THE THIRTEENTH HELL by Jude S. Kariot
    9. I WAS FRAMED by O.J. Simpson
    10. IT WASN'T ME by Chuck Manson

    Please be creative & have fun.

    • ANSWER:
      1. "Clowning Around with Concrete: A Guide for the Home Contractor" by John Wayne Gacy.

      2. "The Cutting Edge Guide to London Nightlife" by Jack the Ripper.

      3. "Forty Ways to Show Your Parents You Love Them" by Lizzie Borden.

      4. "Siberia on Five Rubles a Day" by Josef Stalin.

      5. "The Actor's Guide to Making a Grand Exit" by John Wilkes Booth.

      6. "John Fitzgerald Kennedy as I Knew Him" by Lee Harvey Oswald.

      7. "How to Show Your Horse You Love Her" by Charles, Prince of Wales.

      8. "Gloves Make the Man--Making the Most of Your Accessories" by Orenthal James Simpson.

      9. "Throwing a Killer Dinner Party" by Grigori Rasputin.

      10. "How to Win Enemies and Influence Muslims" by Oliver North, celebrated author of "The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution and How It Can Work For You."

  6. QUESTION:
    Can you list 3 books that have detailed info about Rats?
    I need this info for a writing assignment. Can you list 3 books that have info about their diet, behavior, etc?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, I have one for you.

      Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants by Robert Sullivan.

      Weird, I know, but it's actually an interesting book about the impact of, yes, rats on the history of cities. Information about rats and what they eat - but also how they've impacted New York City history.

      http://www.amazon.com/Rats-Observations-History-Unwanted-Inhabitants/dp/1582344779/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1269309077&sr=8-1

  7. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a list of basic foods with information on the nutritional content
    I am intersted in the nutritional value of basic food, such as meat, fish, eggs, fruit vegetables cheese etc. I'm sure there must be a list, book or site giving details such as protein, carbohydrate, fats, sugar etc plus vitamin and minerals somewhere.

    I am not interested in fad diets, ready meals or pre packed food such as pies, cakes biscuits, or jams, or checking labels, which is all I seem to find.

    • ANSWER:
      You can Google "food counts" or http://www.nutritiondata.com/ . Good luck!

  8. QUESTION:
    diet for a teenager?!? (10 pts.)?
    im 16 and i wanna lose 5-15lbs.
    just cuz my jeans are getting a little tight and i am going to hawaii for christmas so i wanna get a little slimer.

    i don't really like vegetables or anything weird. i am a very picky eater.
    does anyone know of any good diet books, grocery lists and websites or recipes, just anything that could help me?

    thank you so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Just jog for 30 mins 4 times a week, and consum A LOT of water. It helped me. I went on a diet. Ate healthier for breakfast lunch and dinner around the same time everyday to set my metabolism right.Took a walk here and there. Still was able to enjoy some junk food at times, and I lost like 30lbs!

  9. QUESTION:
    What are the five ingredients you should never eat listed in the book, "You on a Diet ..."?

    • ANSWER:
      You could read the book. It's likely that that library has it. Personally, I avoid corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, partially and fully hydrogenated oils, white flour (including white rice) and anything that looks as though man created it in a laboratory, and not created by God in nature.

  10. QUESTION:
    sick of my diet book any other ideas than one listed?
    vegetable Kebabs with lemon dressingg
    lemon dressin:
    3 tablespoon reconstituted natural butter-flavor mix
    1tablespoon of lemon juice
    1/4 teaspoon onion powder
    1/8 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
    8 frozen whole brussels sprouts
    8 frozen whole baby carrots
    8 frozen or fresh cauliflowers
    1 small green pepper
    8 wooden skewers
    2 tablespoon water
    8 servings, 1 kebab each
    in a 1- cup measure, blend all dressinf ingredients, set aside. In a uart casserole, combine frozen brussels sprouts and carrots. Cover Mircowave at high for 1-3 minutes.

    Each kebab, assemble one brussels spout,carrot,green peper chunk on wooden skewer. Repeat to make 8 kebabs.Cover with plastic wrap. Mirocwave at high for 3-5 minutes/ pour dressing over.

    sweet and sour chicken
    2 boneless whole chicken breasts
    1 tablespoon finely chopped green onion
    1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
    1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
    1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/8 teaspoon pepper
    1 can unsweetened pineapple chunks, drain reserved juice
    1/4 cup water
    2 tablespoons low sugar orange marmalade
    1 tablespoon cornstarch
    1 tablespoon no-salt ketchup
    2 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
    1 1/2 teaspoon white wine vinegar
    1/2 teaspoon low-sodium instant chicken bouillon granules
    1/2 cup halved seedless green grapes
    4 servings

    mix togheter and mircowave on high 3-4 minutes for chicken
    put in other stuff and mirco high 6-10 minutes6-10 minutes

    tuna is out of the ustions so I can't add tuna and pasta!
    Taco salad
    1/2 pound of ground turkey
    1/4 cup chopped onion
    1 teaspoonchilli powder
    1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/4 teaspoon of salt
    1 can kindey beans
    1 tablespoonreduced-calories russian dressing
    1 medium tomatoe
    4 dcups shredded lettuce
    1/2 cup chunky salsa sauce
    1/4 cup tangy topper
    in 11/2 uart carrosel,combine beef onion chilli powder cumin oregano and salt Mirocwave at high for 2-31/2 minutes or untill turkey is no longer pink stir after half time to break the turkey stir in beans dressing and tomatoes place 1 cup of lettuce on each plate top with about 1 cup turkey mixure spoon 2 trablespoonchunky salsa sauce and 1 tablespoon tangy topper
    4 servings

    Ratatouille potatoes
    4 medium baking potatoes
    1 eggplant
    1 can no-salt whole tomatoes
    1 medium green peper
    1/3 chopped onion
    2 tablespoon no-salt tomato paste
    2 tablespoon olive oil
    1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
    1/2 teaspoon dried oregango leaves
    1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves
    1/4 teaspoongarlic powder
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon peper
    2 tablespoon grated romano cheese
    1 cup shreddred swiss cheese
    pierce potatoes with fork arrange in circular patten on paper towel in oven mircowave at high 10-14 minutes or untill tender turning potaotes over and rearrange after half the time wrap in foil set aside in 3-uart casserole combine remaining ingredients execepts romano and swiss cheese and potatoes cover on high 18-24 minutes or untill eggplant is tender stirring after every 5 minutes stir in romano cheese cut each potatoes in half place on large platter top with ratatouille sprinkle with swiss cheese mircowave at 70% for 2-4 minutes or untill cheese melt
    4 servings
    okay i tired of typing I give you name of recipes now
    asparus a la orange
    mexican rice-stuffed pepper
    summer vegetable combo
    stuffed tomatoes
    angel eggs
    cran-pineapple bread

    • ANSWER:
      go to http://www.foodnetwork.com and type in low fat or low carb and it will give you tons of recipes . Good Luck

  11. 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)

  12. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a book of points for the G I Diet?
    I am currently using the book G I Diet Lose Weight Forever, but the points listed at the back are limited. I need to find another book with the points of foods. The diet works on using a number of points per day (each food contains different GI points)

    • ANSWER:
      Looking on Amazon, I see a few books that sound like what you want. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Glycemic Index Weight Loss says it has an appendix with glycemic index counts and loads for all sorts of foods. Or The New Glucose Revolution Shoppers' Guide to GI Values 2006: The Authoritative Source of Glycemic Index Values for More than 500 Foods sure sounds like it would be very complete.

  13. QUESTION:
    "17 Day Diet" list of the food I am allowed to eat?
    My sister told me about a book called "The seventeen day diet" where you supposed to lose alot of weight real fast, does anybody know where i can get a list of the foods that I am allowed to eat during the diet? i don´t want to pay for a whole book, i just want a list for free of the food i can eat for this diet to work properly. don't answer with something unless you know the answer to my question. thanks.
    And don't answer if you only got stupid things to say. I just want the answer where I can get the list for FREE?

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    does anyone know about the fat smash diet that dr. ian offers on celebrity fit club?
    if you have a diet plan or own the book please list his detox plan

    • ANSWER:
      I just googled and got a bunch of sites that offer some of his info- but I closed it and came to this site. LOL, I think basically the first 9 days are just FRUITS and VEGETABLES--and lots of water, or green tea.

      Then you move onto phase 2 (which lasts 3 wks? I forget), anyhow you incorporate small portions of lean meats (turkey and chicken) and brown rice, and beans.

      I am thinking about trying it myself. His claim is you can lose THIRTY lbs in three months. I don't want to lose that much, but I'd love to lose about 15-20 lbs.

      Looks a little difficult in on aspect. You have to STOP all caffiene intake--at least in the first 2 phases (not sure about the last) ..I LOVE CAFFIENE (plus i get migraines and headaches and drinking a cold coke/dr pepper always helps me).

      Anyhow, if you decide to do it--email me, I am debating it--and would like to know your experience.

      Warning: I have heard that first phase is extremely difficult. It is ALL fruits and veggies. (good if you are a vegetarian, I suppose?)... But, I have read peoples accounts and they say you get VERY tired and dizzy within that first time period due to the lack of protein.

      Good luck!

  15. QUESTION:
    How do you begin a Vegan diet?
    I am a junior in high school and a track athlete. I want to become faster and eat a vegetarian diet. The problem is I have never did a diet like this and want to know how do you go about starting a vegan diet. Do you start gradually eliminating things that are not in the vegan diet or do you quit "cold turkey". Also can anyone provide me with list or any websites,book,magazines,etc of foods that are needed to sucessfully start this diet.

    • ANSWER:
      The first thing to do is completely cut meat out of your diet. Then you can work on coming up with a plan about what to eat during the day. The best thing is not to fast. That actually runs nutrition out of your body. As well as being a Vegan. It's actually better to eat Meats, Vegetables, Fruits, and Grains. Then you get all the vitamins and protiens that your body needs and you aren't cutting anything out. But, it's up to you.

  16. QUESTION:
    I was wondering if anyone has bought the new 17 Day Diet that was shown on Dr. Phil a few weeks ago?
    I'm considering buying it, but I've spent so much money on diet books I'd like to get some information on it first. I was wondering if it has a lot of hard to find foods listed in it, and also if it has recipes. And, of course, if it has worked for anyone? Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Mazey,

      I get such a kick out of the names of the diets. What happens on day 18? Do you go back to how you ate before? Losing weight is a life style change. No magic diets or pills, no fairy godmother to anoint you with a new body. And, here's the hard part... it takes... wait for it... work. We've not been taught good healthy eating habit so consequently we're mostly fat and without a solution.

      There are a couple of things you can do.

      Firstly, eat a balanced diet for your individual metabolism type, the right proportions of proteins, fats and complex carbs. You can find out about your type for free at several sites on the Internet or you can type in Google "easydietforlife diet-assessment" without the quote marks to get to a good one.

      I would suggest being active rather than exercising. Walk for 30 minutes, swim, ride a bike, that sort of thing. You could even check out burst training, it's real quick and very effective.

      If you want to learn how your body functions so you can eat properly for the rest of your life read the ebook “GOING FAT2Lean.”

      You will get how our bodies function, just how Mother Nature intended us to feed them.

      What you can do immediately is the following:
      *Stop drinking all sodas
      *Drink half your weight in ounces of water daily
      *Stay away from all "white" foods (they are simple carbs that turn into glucose easily) - bread, pasta, white rice, white potatoes.
      *Eat three meals a day and 3 snacks a day.
      *Don't eat anything 3 hours before going to sleep.
      *Don't eat any fast food
      *Shop around the perimeter of your market. Stay away from packaged foods.
      *Take a good multi-vitamin, omega-3, CoQ10, and a good antioxidant every day.
      *Do not count calories. It's a myth. The body counts nutrition.

      Keep us posted!

      Good luck,

      RICK

      PS Look in my hints page in the source box for some additional ideas.

  17. QUESTION:
    What would be good for my x-mas list?
    my mum told me to put down 10 things but i can only think of 5
    they are
    1) Meet the parents meet the fockers box set (DVD)

    2) hair curling tong

    3)earings

    4) becoming vegan the compleat guide to addapting to a healthy plant based diet (book)

    5) the one and only (book)

    i am 14 im a girl and live in the UK.

    • ANSWER:
      I'd hold off on asking for the Fockers boxed set as Meet the Little Fockers is still in production so you could put that one down next year.

      Try thinking of what it is that you usually have to buy - like make-up - and maybe put down a gift box of make-up that usually come out at Christmas time. That way you won't have to spend alot of your allowance on it for the first few months next year.

  18. QUESTION:
    Can Toothpaste be considered part of our Diet?
    seeing that we 'absorb' the nutrients and all... just in out teeth anyway... im asking cause i was looking at this biology text book that listed toothpaste as a "Dietary Source" of Calcium.

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    I'm dieting so....?
    Should I avoid grapes. I bought a dieting book and it lists all the fruits to initially avoid for the first couple of weeks, but does not mention anything about grapes in either the good or bad list. Do they contain much sugar?

    • ANSWER:
      don't diet,

      change the way you eat all the time

      dieting doesn't work long term

  20. QUESTION:
    DUDE! How is lean Cuisine able to have such low calorie meals that are the size they are?
    I mean I check the back and it says contains 1 serving 280 calories. That's the same as a bag of peanut M&M's.

    And it has meat, vegetables, and carbs. Its like a diet book meal already made and cheap like 3 bucks a meal. This is much less then an 8 dollar quiznos subs that are like 1500 calories.

    And since im a big guy I need to eat alot of calories to just live, and thus its forcing me to eat little meals throughout the day! Which I hear is good for me.

    I have started developing a 6 pack and this makes me wonder.

    Why hasn't any diet site, or anyone told me about lean cuisine? I was never able to keep up with the extremely elaborate expensive grocery lists needed by diet books, thus I just ended up giving up since I couldn't find these crazy ingredients.

    BUT NO ONE told me that in the frozen food section there are the same recipes that are lean and good and cheap! NO ONE!

    What gives diet people? I am finally getting the results I wanted and no one told me the right simple solution WHY?!

    I wasted so much money and time before!

    • ANSWER:
      Their secret is that they use lean cuts of meat, and a lot of vegetables. Veggies are all very low calorie so even without fancy recipes it's not hard to follow their lead and just include a lot more vegetables in whatever you make (e.g. instead of having a cup of pasta with some sauce, have 1/2 cup of pasta and add a full 1/2 cup or more of vegetables to the sauce and you'll save a lot of calories). In fact, you could easily make yourself a meal for less calories with a plain chicken breast (150 cal), 1/2 cup of broccoli (15 calories), and 1/2 cup of rice (100 calories).

      There is a diet "system" called nutrisystem which also relies on the same ideas. Portion controlled meals that are fairly low calorie. I've also heard of a number of people who have used the portion control that frozen dinners provide to help themselves lose weight

  21. QUESTION:
    abs diet food list?
    I got a book from the library called "the abs diet." I returned it, but am interested in knowing the 12 or so items that the author reccomended for someone to eat...I know peanut butter was on the list. Can anyone help me out?

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a good link, scroll down for all the foods and awesome details. it is under a mens health article but i believe it is the same for women. hope this helps

  22. QUESTION:
    What do you think about this?
    Any week of the year, diet books top the bestseller list, and Americans consider themselves to be "health conscious". So why is it that people are still getting fatter?
    Please give a logical opinion. Thanks=)

    • ANSWER:
      Because most Americans are unmotivated. They buy the books, and cannot stick to the diet plans. Or they buy the books or pills and think they don't have to exercise. Not to mention there are conditions out there that some people don't know about like hypothyroidism, where it's nearly impossible to lose weight.

      Hope this helped.
      Steph!

  23. QUESTION:
    My adopted mom and I want to read together is it a good bonding experience?
    Well I just sent her a list of books I own. I live on my own. But it was my idea to read to each other. I don't get to see her a lot. So I decided to have her over once every weekend to read. I am 24 years old and I want to spend time together.

    We plan on getting diet dr pepper, snacks for our reading time.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it is a good bonding experience. I've read aloud with my adult daughter. We each have a copy of the book we are reading and we take turns reading two or three pages at a time. Sometimes we stop and discuss what we've read and other times we just take turns reading and have a discussion afterwards. Go for it! It's fun!

  24. QUESTION:
    I need a good book about the vegan diet. What do you suggest?
    I am going to begin a vegan and gluten free diet. So, I what I need is a book that contains specifics as far as vegan recipes and a grocery list. Then, I can use a gluten free checklist to use appropriate grains. I have been told that such a diet would improve the symptoms of Raynaud's disease and so I would like to give it a shot. There's nothing spiritual or ethical about it as far as I'm concerned. It's simply a matter of boosting my immune system and improving my overall health. I just need a bit of organization and a plan that will provide all of the essential nutrients and the proteins that I need and of course a plan for getting enough B12. I need well rounded literature that will provide recipes and a plan. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      The New Vegan Cookbook: Innovative Vegetarian Recipes Free of Dairy, Eggs, and Cholesterol is a great book for new vegans. It has great recipes, lists of what you can and cannot eat, and really delicious recipes!

  25. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a definitive list of allowed/disallowed foods on the Paleo diet?
    I know vaugely which foods are allowed but would like some more information of how to put it into practice and how it relates to more uncommon foods such as xylitol or agave as sweeteners, or quinoa and amaranth (i guess not)? How about sweet potatoes (they can be eaten raw, which white pots cannot). Cashews (officially a legume - but do they have antinutrients typical of legumes? They can be eaten raw. Aren't pistachios legumes? What's wrong with peanuts? Are seeds okay, don't they have lectins? Is there a full list or faq anywhere, or what is the best book to get before starting the diet?

    • ANSWER:
      Paleo website probably

  26. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a list of South Beach Diet good and bad food list? ?
    Besides the book. I have the book, it's just packed away and I wanted something more portable so I can print it instead of typing it all out myself.

    Thanks everyone! I actually just found the http://www.southbeach-diet-plan.com/food_list.html site. Hope this is a complete list. I'm so use to doing Atkins I don't want to be thrown off when I get into Phase II

    • ANSWER:

  27. QUESTION:
    A list of "raw foods" that can be eaten after doing The Master Cleanse?
    Hello,

    I have been doing the master cleanse for 8 of 10 days now and I read in my book that after the diet, i am supposed to stick to raw foods for a while before eating normal again.

    Does anyone have a list of these "raw foods"? My book gave no examples...

    • ANSWER:
      Think veggy's that's about the only thing in a "raw" food diet, things like spinach, carrots, celery, fruit...ie no meat, pasta, or other "cooked" food.

  28. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a book that tells you the nutritional value of most foods?
    I don't mean for dieting, listing calorific content, I'm more interested in the nutritional value of foods, such as vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and fats etc. I'd also like a book that tells you where foods originate from, if anyone can reccomend one I'd be really grateful.

    • ANSWER:
      "The PDR family guide to nutrition and health" published by Medical Economics of Montvale, New Jersey is what I would recommend. Check out your local library.

  29. QUESTION:
    My guy friend had done the following to me. Does that mean he really likes me?
    When I had guitar with him and we don't sit together, I'd just take a quick glance at him a couple times (not so much) and sometimes I'd see him looking straight at me.

    When we get in groups, he'd always talk to me and we make each other laugh. He doesn't really talk to any other person in the group but when he does talk to someone besides me, it's either a guy friend of his or he'd ask the teacher something.

    Once I was talking to a girl in guitar and I caught him looking at me when I was talking. Then I said to her 'for the love of god' (I normally said it to him and he always laughs at that) and I heard him laugh.

    Sometimes he put himself down like the time I asked him why is he going to summer school and he said it's because he's dumb. Once I showed him a diet book (it was mine. I didn't try to say he's fat) and he said he's fat. In the book it said you can list your heroes and I put him on #1 and he was like "I'm not respectful".

    There's still more. I ran out of characters.
    Once me and my group were playing together and I didn't notice the teacher there. After that I decided to clap and then do a whistle where you put two fingers in your mouth. I looked over at the teacher and he looked at me funny and my group laughed, including my guy friend.

    There are also times when he can be demanding (no not in a bad way but jokingly). He gave me some gum a few times and then he kept telling me to put it in my mouth when I told him I wanna chew it later. I gave in anyway, lol. And on another day, he'd give me gum and then he'd tell me to blow a bubble. I tried to do it and he kept telling me and I couldn't do it til next period.

    Once I fell down in guitar. I scooted back too much when I was trying to get my book bag from under there and then I fell. He asked me "Florencia, are you ok?" I didn't answer because I felt embarrassed. I approached him after class and then we talked and I told him the fall sucks and he laughed. He asked me if I was ok and I said yeah.
    On June 1, I went to the school library during lunch because my friends didn't come. I was studying because I had nothing else to do. Then he came and approached me and then we talked. I didn't know he was there, but he asked me if I saw him and I said no.

    When I went to see him again he was always on the computer and then I'd take some glances at him and then he turned around and looked at me 4 or 5 times once. I don't know why, but when he's done, then he'd come and talk to me. He'd always take a few glances at me when he's on the computer EVERY TIME.

    When I was with two friends of mine, we went to the same library during lunch and he was on the computer. I told him he can come in the back when he's done but he glanced back to me twice and I saw that but I guess he was shy since my friends were there.

    One day he approached me and then he asked me if he would draw my hands so he did. I think he did that to impress me since he showed me the drawings he did. He's pretty good.
    When I was working on Alg.-Trig homework he was on the computer and then when we talked he said to me "Why is it every time I talk to you, you're working really hard and then you stop?"

    He never asked or said anything stupid or insensitive. He teases me playfully and has eye contact with me. But he never introduced me to his friends. He never talked to me about girls.

    Once I asked him to bring me a dollar for my birthday (It's July 18) but I only asked him once and a few weeks later he remembered to give it to me and I still have it. He came close to me when he did it.

    He once said to me I'm always lucky.

    In guitar one day, he talked to me for 5 seconds and then his friend called him and he just ditched me.

    Every day in guitar when we were in groups he'd say hi to me and be totally oblivious to anyone in the group. Is that like special attention since he talked to me, asked me for help, and joke with me?
    If we're not in groups he'd say hi to me and finds another place to sit if there's nowhere to sit next to me since there are people that sit next to me and took his seat or if he just don't wanna.

    *Note: When I mention me and him in guitar, that happened between 9/05 and 6/06*

    He did give me the what's up sign when I say hi to him in the halls. I thought I saw a hint of a smile at me one day.

    When I had my hair down once, I called his name and he looked at me for 1- 1/2 second without any response or a what's up sign.

    Once I gave him a 'love-tap' on his back. I think I did it too hard. When he turned and found out it was me, he ignored me when I called his name again.

    Then I tried calling him in the halls the next day and he didn't answer me. I tried after 8th period and he was just beside me when I tried calling him and I thought he was gonna give me a what's up sign and thought he was gonna look at me but no it wasn't. I think it was because of that he did that.

    THE END.
    Oh sorry. There's a few things I forgot about. When I was in guitar with him last year, I told him I believed in him. Then when he approached me in June of this year, I forgot what he said but he said to me, "You tell too many lies. You should believe in yourself."

    He asked me what artists do I like and I knew he was gonna laugh but anywho I just said "Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera." and he laughed. lol.
    Once I told him "You know what I think? I think you're cute" and he laughed and looked at me saying "Don't say things like that."

    And that part when he said "You tell too many lies. You should believe in yourself"? I was a freshman when I told him I believed in him, yet he managed to say that a year later.

    One day, he called me a psychopath and a liar. I forgot how many times he called me a liar. In guitar, he also called me a tough girl when I told him that I was trying out for the volleyball team. But he does laugh when I call him names.

    Sorry this is soo long. I'm just confused that's all. He's quiet too.
    Once I told him "You know what I think? I think you're cute" and he laughed and looked at me saying "Don't say things like that."

    And that part when he said "You tell too many lies. You should believe in yourself"? I was a freshman when I told him I believed in him, yet he managed to say that a year later.

    One day, he called me a psychopath and a liar. I forgot how many times he called me a liar. In guitar, he also called me a tough girl when I told him that I was trying out for the volleyball team. But he does laugh when I call him names.

    Sorry this is soo long. I'm just confused that's all. He's quiet too.

    • ANSWER:
      He likes you, but seems to lack self esteem. Take it slow.

  30. QUESTION:
    can you eat imitation crab on the raw food diet or is that cooked already?
    i think this fish is cooked but not sure...does anyone have a list of ALL you can eat on the raw diet? What are the must have books? or websites?

    • ANSWER:
      fresh fruits and vegetables
      Nuts
      Seeds
      Beans
      Grains
      Legumes
      Dried fruit
      Seaweed
      Unprocessed organic or natural foods
      Freshly juiced fruit and vegetables
      Purified water
      Young coconut milk

      At least 75% of food consumed should not be heated over 116 degrees F.

      consider: Sprouting seeds, grains, and beans
      Juicing fruit and vegetables
      Soaking nuts and dried fruit
      Blending
      Dehydrating food

      Some people experience a detoxification reaction when they start the raw food diet, especially if their previous diet was rich in meat, sugar, and caffeine. Mild headaches, nausea, and cravings can occur but usually last for several days.

      possible nutritional deficiencies:
      Calcium
      Iron
      B12 – The Journal of Nutrition study found that a raw food diet increased levels of homocysteine due to vitamin B-12 deficiency.
      Protein
      Calories

  31. QUESTION:
    list of foods for phase 1 south beach diet?
    need to know what tyoe of foods are in the first phase, have a cook book, but it doesnt really break it down.

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.south-beach-diet-information.com/phase2.htm

  32. QUESTION:
    I read in a book that a successful diet to lose weight can be maintained by KNOWING YOUR BLOOD TYPE!!!!!?
    In this book, it said that different blood types have different ways of metabolizing food, digesting food, and all that good stuff. So it created specific lists of food that each blood type should eat and shouldn't eat to lose weight. My blood type is O+ or O-....i dont remember. But for O it said that I should stay away from WHEAT. Wtf? So should I start eating white bread now?? Not that I'm complaining, but I thought wheat was good for you!
    On a different note, I read in another book that if over a long period of time one consumes a lot of non-organic dairy products there could be an unhealthy increase in their breast size. Is this true?
    um LONG PERIOD OF TIME not just a lot of it....

    • ANSWER:
      If drinking a lot of non-organic dairy products did increase breast size, I think a lot more people would be chugging milk rather then paying thousands of dollars to be enhanced.

      Everything you read is not a fact, even though it is in the non-fiction section. To truly know if it is correct you must examine the experimental data they presented to you, and run the experiment yourself.

  33. QUESTION:
    Allowable foods on Phase 1 of South Beach Diet?
    I am starting Phase I of the South Beach Diet. I am following Dr. Agatston's original book, The South Beach Diet. I have heard that there were revisions done to the diet & a new book was published...

    My question is.. On a list of allowable foods I printed off, it says you are allowed low-fat or regular mayonnaise. In my book there is no mention of mayo at all. I'd like to have some low-cholesterol/low-fat mayo with my tuna today. So is this now considered an "allowable" food on Phase I?

    Any other South Beach tips are welcome. :)

    Thanks~

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    I'm starting a diet but i don't know which, should i pick...?
    I'm starting this diet but i don't know which will work better. My choices are south beach diet, low carb, protein, and more. But which one is more better which one will make me lose a lot of weight? Thanks

    Oh if you have another diet that worked for you please list it down. And any web or book that would tell me information about these diet then please post it

    • ANSWER:
      just believe in yourself

  35. QUESTION:
    Seventeen Book???!!! Easy 10 points.?
    In one of the seventeen magazines, they showed a book. It was like A-List Celebrity workouts. It was a book that talked about how celebrities work out and how they diet. If anyone knows the book please tell me ASAP!!!! Easy 10 points.

    • ANSWER:
      i think i remember the magazine your talking about, but i cant find it, sorry. maybe you can find the book by googleing (haha funny word) or by looking the seventeen website. good luck!

  36. QUESTION:
    What is best web site for starting Low Carb diet?
    I dont want to buy a book, and I dont want a page that wants to sell me stuff.

    I would like to know whats the best site for getting info on starting Low Carb diet. One that includes overview, food lists, suggestions, pros/cons. Issues to watch out for, recipe suggestions.. and a little bit of everything.

    • ANSWER:
      This is the site I joined about 3 years ago and I don't know how I would have survived without it: http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/

      I go to the "Main Lobby" about 5 times a day. The advice and info you will get there is invaluable. It's a great low carb community. Just pop in and say "Hello" and see what a welcome response you will get!!! Any questions you might have will usually get an immediate response.

  37. QUESTION:
    can you read?! if so click here!?
    heyy can you PLEASE read my paper and rate it on a scale of 1-10 and also if you have any pointers or see anything that needs to be changed that would be great! im only 16 and THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! :) have a nice day

    A flashlight powered by Duracell batteries illuminates a sheet. Underneath, a world unlike nay other exists. This world is dictated by the words published on the pages of a book. Most adolescents are eager to enter into this world since the books illustrate even their wildest dreams. Books with colorful pictures, loveable characters, and frivolous plots appeal to all children. But when a list of required reading is passed out in class, the students begin to dread a leisurely activity they once loved. Rather than spending hours at a time discovering books categorized in the Dewey Decimal System, parents are using their credit cards to order their child’s required reading off amazon.com. Questions such as, “What books should be assigned to students? What books should the rest of us read, and who are ‘we’ anyway?” and should there be a required reading list at all? are being argued. Although the required reading list is a way to introduce the classics, nevertheless, the list is destroying the love of reading because children no longer have time to read books that interest them, the books do not make children aware of issues that are occurring in the world today, and some books on the list offend certain subgroups of people.
    Whether it be a picture book about animals or a chapter book arguing the theory of evolution, avid readers choose books about subjects that appeal to them. When we give children a list of books that they must read and then pass a test on, they spend all of their free time attempting to digest the phrases splattered on the pages. Children spend so much time trying to do this that the picture book about animals and the chapter book arguing the theory of evolution, collect dust. Is the required reading really more important than the individual interests of a child? By saying this, we are contradicting ourselves. Children are always told to read books that interest them, but if they are required to read an exorbent amount of books, they will never have time to do this.
    Rape, childhood obesity, drug trafficking, the current issues people in this world are facing today are endless and so are the books written about them. By having children read and discuss these subjects, the future generation could be much more educated when it comes to making decisions in everyday life. For example, if children read a book discussing the health concerns of a high calorie diet, children will be more likely to eat healthier and childhood obesity would affect less children. Educating the future generation about current issues rather than reading numerous books about the past would be a much more valuable use of time.
    As the years pass, the number of challenged books increases. From William Golding’s Lord of the Flies to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, several of the classics are often challenged. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, for example, offends the African-American community because of the use of the n-word on almost every page. According to Gloria Naylor, whom holds an M.A. in African American studies, when the word is used amongst the African American community, it means a girlfriend or a group of people who do not obey the rules. However, when used by a Caucasian as an insult, like it is in the book Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the word is hurtful to many. If a book on the required reading list has been challenged, it should not be allowed on the list at all. A book that has hurt as many people as Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, for example, have should not be assigned. Since a majority of the books written offend particular groups of people, no book should be considered required reading.
    Required reading lists should be non-existent because they are decreasing the number of children who love to read. By the time children have completed the required reading, they are not left which much time to read books of their choice. A large percent of the books listed on the required reading list were written or take place in the past. This being the case, more books should be read to prepare the future generation for problems that have begun to globally affect the population. Not to mention, a majority of the required reading offends at least one subgroup of people. For these reasons, required reading lists should not be assigned to students.

    • ANSWER:
      Good topic idea
      Not bad thoughts
      should not write in passive voice -- biggest problem
      sentence structure could use a little work
      7/10
      And, most importantly, KUDOS on doing your own essay and not ttrying to get us to do it.

  38. QUESTION:
    Where can I can find list of foods for People with Gallstones?
    My mom has Gallstones, we've decided not to get Surgery & just change her diet for ever. We want to know what foods are Really good for her to be eating & what foods we should say away from. Is there a good website out there? or book even? Thank you very much!

    • ANSWER:

  39. QUESTION:
    Diet plans for very picky eater?
    I need to loose weight, at least 30 pounds. However, I am a very very picky eater.

    I will not eat any fish or seafood, most veggies (except corn, carrots, green beans, and some salad but I get tired of that after a day or two), hate salad dressing, turkey, eggs (though I will occassionally eat an omlete as long as it has a lot of sausage or ham to cover the taste of the eggs and a lot of cheese to cover the taste of the meat). Don't like cereal except the sweetened kind, chicken is ok, hamburger is ok as long as it's burnt, hate steak though, don't like luch meat , hate yogurt.

    We eat a lot of unhealty meals: spaghetti, hamburgers, tacos, ravioli, pizza, potatoes. Hard to loose weight when you have to feed a husband and an even pickier 4 year old! They won't eat chicken!

    Any suggestions??? I've tried weight watchers which lasted less than 2 weeks. The south beach looked ok, but I hate all the meals listed in the book.

    • ANSWER:
      You are just gonna have to make yourself like a few more things. Have you tried eating your veggies in a different way? Grilling? In Olive Oil? You can make chicken very yummy! Any kinds of Ms. Dash is great on Chicken and has no sodium. You need to set a good example for your family, especially your four year old

      For starters, why don't you use ground turkey or very lean meat in your spaghetti, eat whole wheat noodles, organtic sauce? Just start of changing a few little things. You can eat tacos with ground turkey, spinach, tomatoes, onions, low fat cheese and some salsa and make a healthy meal. Potatoes are healthy. You can use olive oil, fresh garlic and water and make yummy mashed potatoes! Fix anything in the crock pot...just add more veggies!

      YOU CAN DO IT GIRL :)

      PS. CHECK OUT SPARKPEOPLE.COM!!! A great weightloss community!

  40. QUESTION:
    Flat Belly Diet. Every part of my body is ok except the belly.?
    Anyone used it? Does it work? I work out like a NUT every day at the gym. I look good for my age, (5 feet) 105 lbs BUT MY BELLY! YUCK!!!!!!!! I need to know if I should put this book on my Christmas list (it's not that cheap) If it works great! Does anyone have any feedback on this diet?

    • ANSWER:
      not perfectly flat,but it has made a wonderful and very noticeable improvement.i fit in a smaller jean size and and have gotten lots of compliments.its easy and delicious,u will be amazed!good luck,i think u will see a gr8 improvement.both my mother and i did! ps-i walked 2-5 miles ,5 times a week for excercise,i didnt do any sit ups or crunches.

  41. QUESTION:
    pre-diabetic and looking for info on the south beach diet.?
    My dr. actually recommended the newer south beach supercharged for me. Would anyone happen to have the allowed and not allowed foods. I'm going to check out the book from the library, but there are no copies and a 9 day wait. I thought if someone had the book and the food list I could get a jump start. Any help would be appreciated. I'm looking only for the supercharged version.
    diabetes runs heavily in my family and I'm trying to change my ways now to lessen my chances.

    • ANSWER:
      This is a great diet and you will be amazed at what it can do for you. I was on high BP meds before this diet and now I'm not on anything.

      Here is my main resource for the food lists:

      http://www.southbeach-diet-plan.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=26395

      There are many links on there that will tell you what you can and cannot eat. That is for Phase I. If you go into the other forums, there is a list for Phase II that adds onto this list.

  42. QUESTION:
    What would be the long-term effects of an extremely limited diet?
    I'm thinking of this with reference to, say, a five-year old. All the doctors, magazines, books, etc, say if your child goes through a phase of eating only one food, you shouldn't force him. They say he'll get out of it in a matter of days. What if, however, a child has a list of about 4 or 5 foods he'll eat- and the mother allows it? And what if it goes not for days but years? What problems could it cause?

    If it matters the foods in question are:
    1. Spaghetti (noodles and sauce, no meat or veggies)
    2. pizza (meat, cheese, and sauce, still no veggies)
    3. peanut butter and jelly sandwich (occasionally)
    4. grits
    5. pepperoni and cheese on crackers

    I see that this does cover many food groups but what vitamins might a kid miss by refusing a fuller diet? (He does drink juice incidentally, about a full 48 ounce bottle a day.) Is he in any nutritional danger? Is something he's missing the reason that he cannot get over a cold he's had for 3 months? Any thoughts, please.
    For the record, I am in an awkward position as the father's girlfriend and have no influence whatsoever. I have known this child since before he ate solids and this is what he has eaten all his life. If you make him try something new, he does not swallow it- he holds it in his mouth, gags, and eventually if you don't let him spit it out he'll vomit.

    • ANSWER:
      Wow. Childhood obesity. Vitamin deficiencies. High cholesterol and possible type 2 diabetes which unfortunately is becoming more prevalent in children. The best way to get a kid to eat a better variety is to try and introduce new things. Make them look appealing and don't make a big deal about it if he doesn't take to them right away. After raising three picky eaters I have learned by trial and error and now thankfully have a teenage daughter hopelessy addicted (in a good way) to fresh green salads and milk. My 11 year old son has also developed a love for salads, as long as there is fresh homemade buttermilk dressing available. Has she tried cutting veges in a variety of shapes and providing different types of things to dip them in. My five year old is picky but I get him to eat sandwiches made from whole wheat bread and lean deli meats and cheeses by cutting the sandwiches with a cookie cutter. And he simply loves carrot curls made by continually running a vegetable peeler over the carrot until it falls apart.

  43. QUESTION:
    what is a good controversial book about food? or buddhism?
    Must be debatable, like vegs against meats, america's diet.. something interesting!!! what do you like? something enjoyable! Please list titles and describe a little about them and maybe what you liked about it. nothing boring i hope.

    • ANSWER:
      Fast Food Nation: the Dark Side of the All American Meal by Eric Schlosser , but I'm sure you've already thought of that. Just in case:

      From Publishers Weekly
      Schlosser's incisive history of the development of American fast food indicts the industry for some shocking crimes against humanity, including systematically destroying the American diet and landscape, and undermining our values and our economy. The first part of the book details the postwar ascendance of fast food from Southern California, assessing the impact on people in the West in general. The second half looks at the product itself: where it is manufactured (in a handful of enormous factories), what goes into it (chemicals, feces) and who is responsible (monopolistic corporate executives). In harrowing detail, the book explains the process of beef slaughter and confirms almost every urban myth about what in fact "lurks between those sesame seed buns." Given the estimate that the typical American eats three hamburgers and four orders of french fries each week, and one in eight will work for McDonald's in the course of their lives, few are exempt from the insidious impact of fast food. Throughout, Schlosser fires these and a dozen other hair-raising statistical bullets into the heart of the matter. While cataloguing assorted evils with the tenacity and sharp eye of the best investigative journalist, he uncovers a cynical, dismissive attitude to food safety in the fast food industry and widespread circumvention of the government's efforts at regulation enacted after Upton Sinclair's similarly scathing novel exposed the meat-packing industry 100 years ago. By systematically dismantling the industry's various aspects, Schlosser establishes a seminal argument for true wrongs at the core of modern America. (Jan.) Forecast: This book will find a healthy, young audience; it's notable that the Rolling Stone article on which this book was based generated more reader mail than any other piece the magazine ran in the 1990s.
      Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

      However, if you want something else, try Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable Miracle, about trying to live off the land and buy food locally. It's started a whole movement, but isn't without some criticism. Kingsolver writes VERY well.

  44. QUESTION:
    I need a guide or book to help with starting a vegan diet - what would you suggest?
    I have Reynaud's disease and have found out that a gluten free diet that is high in veggies could help me. My very healthy uncle also said I should give this a try and some of my other relatives are doing this too. However, I want to get a good reference or resource that will describe clearly what the vegan diet is - it definitely means no gluten right? I would like one that includes recipes and grocery lists if possible since I don't even know what to buy and it can get expensive if you don't know where to shop. What do you do to make vegan living affordable for you?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sorry, but I don't see why you want to go vegan - a gluten free diet is hard enough, without adding the difficulty imposed by NO meat, NO fish, NO cheese, NO eggs, NO dairy products of any kind, NO gelatin - because it comes from animals....

      A vegan diet usually does include gluten, lots of it. Although there are gluten free vegans, it just adds another layer of complexity.

      Gluten is the protein in wheat, rye, barley, spelt and a few other closely related grains. It's not in corn, rice, or oats, although oats are mostly contaminated during processing, so you would need to buy ones that are certified gluten free (meaning they were processed in a gluten free environment).

      Unprocessed meat, fish, cheese bought in a block (ready grated is usually coated in nasty modified starch), eggs, fruit, nuts, seeds and vegetables are all naturally gluten free.

      Things to watch out for: low fat yogurt is often thickened with modified starch, soy sauce is almost always made with wheat, fake seafood is made from almost solid gluten. Malt is made from wheat or barley (it can be made from rice, but you won't see this outside specialist health suppliers).

      You can get a free recipe every week by signing up for my gluten factsheet: http://www.glutenfactsheet.com

  45. QUESTION:
    What can I eat on the atkins diet?
    Please can anyone tell me a list of things I can and can't eat.... Suggest some books or websites that require no joining fee!
    Or any nice meals I can make, and what I can take to work.

    • ANSWER:
      www.atkinsdietbulletinboard.com

      and come and see how many people have lost weight (and maintained).

      I have been on atkins now for almost 3 years and have lost 5 stone. The diet has a really bad name, mainly because people don't understand it. Its not a "no carb diet", its a "low carb diet". In the initial stages of the plan you are only allowed to eat 20 grams of carbohydrate a day. After a while you begin to add more foods and more carbs back into your daily plan. I am now at the stage where I can eat potatoes.

      The diet has a really bad stigma about it, but to be honest its not a diet, it is a lifestyle change. Visit the website I provided above for further info,

      and btw, to those people who claim that Dr Atkins died of his own diet. You need to check the facts before you make things up. They guy was 6 ft something and weighed just over 200lbs. Hardly obese for someone that tall. He died after walking the streets of new york slipping over on the ice abd banging his head. Dying a few days later in a coma.

  46. QUESTION:
    I'm blood type B+, which diet do I follow in the "Eat Right For Your Blood Type" book?
    It lists A, B, AB and O.
    Am I a B or an AB?
    Thanks.
    I really don't need anecdotes or
    personal experience with the book or diet. I'd like to know which category my blood type is.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm guessing you would be type B then. Although, I don't know how scientific this diet is.

  47. QUESTION:
    Would you buy this book about losing weight by eating fast food?
    Theres a book that has fast food menu items listed and their calories so that you can lose weight with the fast food diet of 1500 calories per day. Would you buy it? If so why and if not why?

    • ANSWER:
      Why is everyone concered about there weight? I was concered badly one time, And I
      Got skinny and it wasn't really fun so I put on a extra few pounds. Your weight is what
      god wanted you to be, and if you don't like it, then you don't like what god gave you.
      You should be happy god gave you a life.

      But!, If you really wanna loose weight heres what you do. swimming season is coming
      up and I know your really scared people will laugh at you.

      - with every meal drink Water or Orange juice, Milk sometimes (Milk is very fattening).

      - If you are bored and you think about eating and you think your hungry don't eat
      Because you are really not hungry your just thinking about it. So try to do some sit ups
      or push ups instead. Or do what you like to do.

      - If you have junk food in your house, then get it all out. Because if you don't have
      Junk food in your house, Guess what, You want be ABLE to eat it.
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      Let's say you eat alot of junk food, and you stop eating it. You will drop 15 pounds
      easy.WHEN YOU SEE A CANDY, THINK OF A HOT GIRL/GUY IN A BATHING SUIT AND THINK WHO
      YOU WANT MORE.

      - Get some Fruits in your house loaded, and eat those when you are hungry but try
      Drinking Lots of water too.

      - Exercises -

      1.) Punch air - Makes your arm look non-fat.
      2.) Running/walking - Good for you also burns what you ate in the past 24 hours.
      3.) Biking - Burns the most calories and fun. just ride around fast for 10 - 20 minutes
      straight.
      4.) Swimming burns the same and more as biking, because your using your whole body, You
      can loose 5 pounds by swimming for 2 hours doing fast laps.
      5.) Weight lifting - Light weights make your muscles the same and get the fat off you
      also you look better. Heavy weights - Builds muscles like body builders.

      But, People like you for who you are and if they don't and you wanna
      change so they will like you don't because that is not a true friend.But
      if you are really fat, and you want to impress a girl, then do what I just told you
      Believe me it works. DONT get frustrated if you don't see results, because it will
      take about 3-5 days mabey even 2 days if you try really really hard.
      ___________________________________________________________________________________
      HERES WHAT ELSE YOU CAN DO :

      Get on your couch and put your behind right on the edge of it or
      where your comfortable, and start doing sit ups while watching T.V., I
      do This everynight and moring for 100 sit ups for 3 sets. I did this for
      4 days and got a flat stomach

      You might start seeing your lower body stick out more, and thats normal,
      All you do is lay on a flat floor and raise your legs for 25 seconds each for
      5-7 sets. Do this in the moring and at night. P.S. - Lower body is the hardest part
      to get tight so don't get frustrated about instant results cause your not going to get
      instant rusults.

      If your pecks, or known as your upper body is popping out, then do some
      push ups at your house. Do 10-15 a set if you wait them to get a bit littler
      and cut. You see guy models with cut pecks because that is what turns the lady on.

      For cardio vascular - Skip fast rope for 3 minutes then another session
      do this for 30 minutes if you want results fast!
      Also jogging. Helps tremendously! Do 20 minutes of jogging, and if you
      can't do the whole 20 minutes jogg in between.

      Foods that I eat alot :

      Apples - 0 calories and feels you up.

      Green beans - 60 calories a CAN but great for your health.

      Grapes - Idk how many calories but great too.

      Any fruits are good for you.

      Drinks :

      Soda - Twice a week or non

      Water - ALOT 0 calories, good for you, FEELS you up alot.

      Orange juice - Great for your health.

      ________________________________________________________________________________

      Do Lot of cardio vascular excerices to... Helps you get rid of 80% of the fat!

  48. QUESTION:
    any informative books/documentaries about the benefits of a vegetarian/vegan diet?
    I started being a vegetarian about 2 months ago and I really just want to be educated about animal activism, the environmental and health benefits of a vegetarian/vegan diet, things like that. I have watched Earthlings and Kill It, Cut It, Use It (a BBC documentary about animal by-products in things we use everyday. very educational!) and next on my list is Food Inc. Do you guys know of any?

    • ANSWER:
      Documentaries:

      Forks over Knives - Excellent film on the health risks of animal products, comes out on DVD next month, get it and show it to everyone you know as soon as you can

      Food Matters
      http://www.letmewatchthis.ch/external.php?title=Food+Matters&url=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5tZWdhdmlkZW8uY29tL3YvUEhDVFFZSEM%3D&domain=bWVnYXZpZGVvLmNvbQ%3D%3D&loggedin=0

      Here's a list I found just googling your question:

      BBC's The Future of Food (3-part special)
      Future Of Food (American feature-length film)
      I Am An Animal - The Ingrid Newkirk Story
      King Corn
      Processed People
      Simply Raw - Reversing Diabetes
      Supersize Me
      The Beautiful Truth - Gerson Cancer Cure
      The Witness
      A Cow at my Table
      45 Days: The Life and Death of a Broiler Chicken
      Maximum Nutrition
      Vegetarianism in a Nutshell
      Meatless: The Movie

      There are several that are currently in production/post-production that hopefully will be available soon, but I really don't know when. Here are some: Vegucated, I'm Vegan, Peaceable Kingdom, Planeat, they all look really good. I haven't seen most of these, so I can't really vouch for them.

      I really like to watch lectures and expert interviews. They are incredibly informative, and they're all over the internet. Here are some of the ones I like:

      http://vimeo.com/26451789
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es6U00LMmC4&feature=player_embedded
      http://www.vegsource.com/news/2010/01/meat-dairy-cause-cancer-video.html
      http://www.vegsource.com/news/2009/12/the-perils-of-dairy-video.html
      http://www.vegsource.com/news/2009/11/olive-oil-is-not-health-food-video.html
      These are all excellent, vegsource.com has a lot more too.

      Books:

      This website has great book suggestions: http://www.vegkansascity.com/reading.html

      I also recommend
      Why we Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows by Melanie Joy (Psychological side),
      The China Study by T. Colin Campbell (Health side),
      Comfortably Unaware by Richard Oppenlander (Environmental side),
      Slaughterhouse by Gail Eisnitz (Animal and Human Rights side),
      How to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell Esselstyn,
      Skinny B***h by Rori Friedman,
      Animal Liberation by Peter Singer
      Dean Ornish's books
      Jonathan Balcombe's books

      The information out there is endless. Keep looking, you'll find so much more. Expose yourself to all this stuff and then challenge a meat-eater to an argument, they won't have a chance.

  49. QUESTION:
    Hey Yahoooers!!!!!!...........?
    Can someone plez list out different kinds of foods or any brand that is lesss than 100 calories or IS a 100 calories?

    - P.S if u want can u tell me a good diet book to read for like tips and stuff or anYTHIng !

    • ANSWER:
      pudding

      google it and you'll get a list of hundreds of foods under 100 calories

  50. QUESTION:
    What should I ask for for my birthday?
    Okay, so I already have this list, but this year were actually okay with money (I know ironic) so I don't know what else to ask for...

    Okay so the list
    1. Demon days - Gorillaz
    2. D-Sides - Gorillaz
    3. G-Sides - Gorillaz
    4. Gorillaz - Gorillaz
    5. Plastic Beach - Gorillaz
    6. Three cheers for sweet revenge - MCR (My chemical romance)
    7. I brought you my bullets, you brought me your love - MCR
    8. The black parade is dead - MCR
    9. Life on the murder scene - MCR
    10. Drawing and shading pencils
    11. How to draw faces book
    12. How to draw manga book
    13. Subscription to Kerrang! (an English music magazine)
    14. Guitar OR keyboard Lessons
    15. Headphones (Not earphones)
    16. Camera
    17. The fall - Gorillaz
    18. A couple of cheap sketch books
    19. The hummingbird bakery cupcakes and muffins
    20. Take me I'm yours... Collection (cook books)
    21. A tea set
    22. Best of Fall out boy
    23. Saloon shampoo and conditioner
    24. A few things from 'original source'
    25. Evanescence C.D
    26. Panic! At the disco - a fever you can't sweat out
    27. Panic! At the disco - vices and virtues
    28. A couple of diet books
    29. Body cream (with glitter!)
    30. A thesaurus
    31. MCR Poster
    32. Gorillaz poster
    33. Converse ( yellow)
    34. Black nail varnish
    35. An electric tooth brush.

    That's it... Do you think it's too much... It's written in one of my notepads and I've been adding to it for about three months now alot of things have actually been crossed out so the original list was longer but I showed my ma and she said I should add more. I didn't know what to add, but any suggestions would be awesome. :D
    I'm turning 14!!

    And I already have danger days and the black parade!!

    • ANSWER:
      ooh i'm 14 (:
      alright let's go!

      100% DEFINITELY LIKE YOU HAVE TO GET
      both Panic! at the Disco albums. panic at the disco is beautiful. ok. enough said.
      if you haven't heard any of the songs from vices and virtues yet.......... IT IS AMAZING. I AM STUNNED.
      seriously though, get it!

      yellow converses aren't that cute, not gonna lie. but converses are cute! :)

      definitely a camera if you don't have one already!

      headphones so you can listen in high quality to the new p!atd album hawhawhwh ;D

      oh wait.... lol, this is your list and you already want more? OOPS.
      its a good amount, if you add the camera and everything else together.

      MORE POSTERS! MORE CDS! iPOD? macbook pro?
      oh clothes! haha most definitely.. but everything on here i approve of.


A Healthy Diet Plan To Lose Weight Fast

There are many healthy diet plans to lose weight. But the common denominator of all of them is healthy fresh food. Some people advocate organic food only. There is a lot of validity to this. Organic food has had to comply with standards set by the national and international governments. Vegetables and fruits have to be grown with no chemicals. The normal pesticides, fungicides and herbicides are precluded. As far as livestock, they must be reared with access to pasture and with no growth hormones.

The amount of chemicals in our food has been linked to weight gain and obesity. Growth hormones, pesticides, plastic pollutants and antibiotics are just a few of these chemicals. The chemicals that disrupt our hormonal system are called obesogens. Obesogens can cause heart disease, diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol. They can be found in the most popular foods we eat. These chemicals are found in natural compounds found in soy products, artificial hormones fed to the animals we consume, plastic pollutants in some food packaging, chemicals added to processed foods, and pesticides sprayed on our produce.

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  1. QUESTION:
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    • ANSWER:
      What you need to do is ditch this Anne Collins thing and go to a weight loss spa. I went to Fitness Ridge Weight Loss Spa in St. George, UT and lost 34 pounds in 4 weeks. Great hiking and terrific staff.

      Stop wasting your time with this Anne Collins stuff.

  3. QUESTION:
    What's a quick diet plan to lose alot of weight fast? I want the emaciated 90's Kate Moss - Scot Weilend look
    I exercise, tried to burn calories, and ate healthy and less. I can't lose weight! I can't afford lap-band or gastric.

    I don't care if the diet method is healthy or unhealthy. I'm tired of being fat.

    How can I get the emaciated crackhead look by dieting?

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no such diet. As you pointed out Moss lost all of that way due to her well publicised drug addiction. That's nothing to be lauded or copied. I'm not exactly skinny myself, but this is not the way to do things, just start getting more exercise & eating healthily. You'll notice a differerence then.

  4. QUESTION:
    im looking for a diet where i can lose weight fast?
    Ok so im 5'1 and weigh 180 lbs... I have never weighed this much before and I also have some medical problems. I know if i lose weight i will feel better... What is a good diet plan to lose weight fast but be healthy as well.... I

    • ANSWER:
      I dont like diets. Everyone should be comfortable in their own skin.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is a good dieting and workout plan to lose weight fast?
    Well, I'm not overweight, but I would like to lose a few pounds for a wedding that's coming up soon. What can I say? I'm just an ordinary teen. Either way, I just want to lose a few pounds. I heard that some people replace both meals with yogurt or cereal. (I've tried the cereal one, it gets tiring though.) Is it even healthy to eat that everyday for a long period of time? So what is a good diet I can stay on even when I'm in school? In school they always serve pizza or other foods that seem very fattening. I've stopped eating sweets and started walking a mile everyday. What is a quick, easy and fast way to lose pounds on a good diet?

    • ANSWER:
      Do not go on that yogurt diet whatever you said. You will lose the weight but you will alsoo end up putting back one a few extra punds when you stop.

      If you told me how much time you had for the wedding and how much you want to lose by that time i could have helped more.

      All im gona say is, eat when youre hungry and stop when satisfied.
      If you eat when your not hungry your body will find it hard to digest. It will be in shock cause it doesn't need any food and you took some in. But when your hungry it is prepared to digest it fast.

      Stop when you SATISFIED. Not full.

      Chew your food around 25 times to activate hunger signals.

      Drink lots of water.

      Exercise from time to time. good luck

  6. QUESTION:
    Good diet plan to lose weight? Extra tips on losing weight fast?
    Im 15 years old.
    I weigh 220 Pounds.
    I go to the gym 6 to 5 days a week.
    -45 minutes of eliptical cardio. And 20 minutes of weight lifting.

    Im really trying to commit to this weight losing thing, and i know my eating diet plan is important.
    But i would like suggestions on Meals/Snacks that i should consume, and help me eating healthy.
    I dont usually eat snacks throughout the day.

    Should i eat only a certain amount of callories a day? Will drinking alot more water help me lose weight as
    well as going to the gym? Should i eat more fruits/veggies?

    What can be a good diet plan for Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    This is what i would usually consume for a Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner menu.

    Breakfast: Multi grain bread, 3 eggwhites, onions, peppers, and half a cheese.
    Drink: A cup of healthy choice grape juice.

    Lunch: A sandwhich with salami, cheese, lettuce, mayo, viniger, and white bread.
    Drink: A cup of cranberry juice or iced tea.

    Dinner: A chicken ceaser salad, with croutons.
    Drink: Anything really but soda and juices with high callories.

    After A Nights Workout: Il eat a banana with a cup of milk. Or i will just have a fruit cup.

    What are also extra tips to lose weight quicker?

    • ANSWER:
      Keep calories high, drink plenty of water, egg yolks are the most nutritious part. 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 the calories high and the 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 by lowering calories lower than are needed for the body to function, 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.

      Dr.Atkins was a cardiologist, low carb was a health plan easier sold as a "diet" Read any of his books for easily understandable science. Lutz "Life without Bread" & Taubes "Good calorie, bad calorie" are excellent books that dispel all the nutrition myths.

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

  7. QUESTION:
    What's a good healthy diet to lose weight fast? ?
    I need some Tips or advice on an awesome diet plan!!
    I only want to lose about 10-15 pounds. Excersizing and drinking water ain't working so maybe if I do it with a diet it'll work wonders..? So please help me!! Nothing with fish please! Or rice or tofu. Yuck! Lol cheap things too! I don't want no pricey foods for a diet.. PLEASE HELP!!! Need to lose it before June!!

    • ANSWER:
      Eat Fruit a lot and only eat 2 meals a days. Walk 10 -> 20 thousand step a days.

  8. QUESTION:
    Healthy diet plans and how to lose weight fast?
    Im what they call a "pollo vegetarian". I have just recently got into eating chicken again on occasion. Im been a pure vegetarian for about 3 years. Im not fat but im not skiny either. I want to be more slim and fit. I want to know if any of you know any good daily workout routines or healthier diet plans i should follow. Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      Two (2).Things
      You need Willpower & Wont power
      Wont eat Junk food
      Wont drink soda's
      and Wont eat Ice Cream
      Will Exercise everyday
      Cycling, Swimming Tennis and Brisk Walking,
      Skating is good too
      Sound like hard work?
      2 coin a phrase 'just do it!'

  9. QUESTION:
    Would this be a good diet plan to lose weight?
    I kinda have been thinking about a good, healthy diet plan to help me lose about 15 pounds before school starts this August.
    Do you think I would lose weight (the healthy way) by eating:

    Breakfast:
    100% whole wheat bread with peanut butter on it and some cheese with a glass of milk (lots of protein)

    Lunch: an apple and some peanut butter (protein), and maybe some other fruits and veggies

    Supper: Some lean chicken or fish (protein) with a side salad (no dressing) with an egg in it (protein) or vegetables.

    I also gave up all fast food, sugar, soda, cookies, cake, brownies, chips, candy, soft drinks, and juice. I drink 8-10 glasses of water a day with the cup of milk in the morning. I also take a multi-vitamin everyday. I'm gonna be walking about an hour everyday with my mom. (cardio) and doing other stomach, leg, and arm exercises. I want to lose about 2 pounds a week because I heard if you lose more, you'll gain it back once you finish your diet. Would I lose weight this way? If not, please give me some tips on what would be better choices in my diet plan. Thanks!! :)

    • ANSWER:
      You should eat at least 5-6 times a day.

  10. QUESTION:
    Diet plan to lose 5 pounds per week?
    I am extremely overweight and I would like to lose weight fast yet healthy. Is there a weight loss plan and also exercise plan I can go by? Any suggestions? Please, be as blunt as possible. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Well I think you can do it slowly and healthy enough by eating prepackaged dietary food programs such as Healthy Choice; Lean Cuisine right from your supermarket. The meals are loaded with your daily needs and you can continue with your moderate exercise programs, if any, but in the least get out and walk. Each meal plan consists of about 300-400 calories...add a daily vitamin and you'll be on your way.
      The new HCG Platinum is really fast with garanteed losses of about 1lb/day. This is really hard in the beginning but it gets easy in about a week to achieve. This actually works! With this, it's not optimal to be on a heavy excersize program but look it up...read the many reviews (reviews appear to be edited though so I'm a bit weary of all that I read).

      Choosing an excersize program needs to be something you choose on your very own because, in the very least, you have to like it and enjoy the new lifestyle. The more weight you loose; the more energy you get; the more sculpted your body gets in a matter of time (several months) so you have to have your targets firmly in place in your mind. My suggestion is that you get out and start walking and farther every day. Purchase a couple dumbells from your nearby sporting goods store or just order online. You only need a maximum 40lbs (20lbs each bar in bell increments).

      Get started, get going!

  11. QUESTION:
    Looking for an affordable, healthy diet plan*Not to Lose Weight*?
    Hey everyone..

    Recently, a lot of things have been messing with my stomach(Giving me Diarrhea, constipation, etc. And I eat a lot of foods that are really just, unnecessary. Fast foods, tacos, pizza, hot dogs, etc. The thing is, I'm not too knowledgeable about what foods I -need- to eat and still be healthy. So, I'f I plan on eating healthier, I'd like to have some guidelines to go by to make sure I'm getting all the proper nutrients etc.

    So that's basically my question. Do any of you know of any good websites(Or books) that can tell me how to eat healthier without starving myself of good nutrients that my body needs? I also don't want it to break the bank. So good foods that are relatively cheap.

    Again, I'm not looking for a diet that is designed for people to lose weight. I know with exercise and eating right, I can easily stay a good weight. I just want to start eating healthier on a slightly cheap budget. Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. The fact that you know what you want to achieve is already a good start. If you are truly serious in eating healthy and be successful on it, you can start small, and by saying that you can start with fruits. The experts' mantra "An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away" is so true. Fruits have lots of vitamins and minerals with it, and they are so versatile and handy that you can eat them for snacks or part of your daily meals as dessert. Likewise, you can them, say, apples or oranges as they are, or you can make smoothies out of them. Vegetables, pan-fried chicken breast, and fish are also good for you and you can find more healthy recipes on http://www.yummydietfood.com/ without breaking your savings.

  12. QUESTION:
    How can I lose weight really fast?
    I have some weight that I need to lose, but I keep getting discouraged because I see no progress. I need a diet/plan to lose at least 10 pounds really fast, so that I will keep going with it. I know it's not healthy, all that, but it's what I need to keep me motivated, so please only answer if you can help me! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Losing weight is a progressive thing. you didn’t gain all that weight in a week a month or even one year so it is going to take time to get it all off. don't over burden yourself take it slow. eat small portions throughout the day keep your calories low. not too low, other wise it will cause your body to go in to a type of starvation mode that will make it absorb more of the fat that you do eat. start a jogging program and intensify that program as you go on. and don't fall for the old wives tale of doing a thousand sit ups to lose your belly fat. There have been many studies to prove that their is no such thing as site reduction. which means that the you can't target a body part, work it out and make that that specific body part lose fat. So crunches may help you build a small amount of muscle but it definitely won't help you lose fat in that specific area. If you want to lose fat start of by eating better and getting in shape, here are a link to two articles. the first of which highlights how to begin a good running program. the second I find interesting, it talks about how drinking plenty of water helps you burn calories:

      http://www.healthlion.com/Article-A%20guide%20to%20jumpstart%20your%20running.html

      http://www.healthlion.com/Article-less%20known%20benefits%20of%20drinking%20water.html

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. QUESTION:
    anyone have a healthy diet plan that will help lose weight moderatly and safely that they can share with me?
    i'm 13, 5'10", and 220 lbs. my goal is to lose 70 lbs. not too fast but not too slow either. if anyone could help me that would be great!

    • ANSWER:
      This is a good way for anyone trying to get healthy. Look close at the food you eat, and I do not mean eating less. Read the ingredients on EVERYTHING you eat, and yes I do mean EVERYTHING. Avoid all hydrogenated oils, modified anything, fructose, high fructose corn syrup, and non-organic soy products; these things are all genetically altered and are seriously not healthy for you at all, even in moderation. Also, cut out pork, shellfish, any fish without fins and scales really, because those animals are not good for you at all. Try to eat along these guidelines. The more healthy foods may set you back a bit more than regular food in some areas (like organic stuff), but you can find healthy stuff in a ton of places, so just keep your eye out for it. And as far as exercise goes, try running, sit-ups, and push ups. The old fashioned way is the best way, trust me. I have lost 53 pounds in a year and a half following those food guidelines and exercise routine. (I lost 30 in the first three months) Hope this advice helps! Good luck!

  17. QUESTION:
    How to lose weight super fast in a healthy way?
    okay. so i am almost 17, 5'4, and 150 pounds. i am not comfortable with my weight at all. mostly my double chin. :( i have tried going on a diet, but i ALWAYS end up eating fatty foods and junk food again.. i still live with my mom and she doesnt have any money to buy any other food right now, and everytime i ask her to buy me healthier stuff, she gets really mad and i dont know why.. all i have are bad foods!! i want to lose weight really bad though.. can you give me like a diet, a 'plan' or something thats easier to stick with? and can you also tell me how to get rid of a double chin fast too?!?! oh yeah and i have a wii fit plus also if that helps. also if you have any good routines on wii fit that burns good calories let me know. :) so i need a good diet or plan to help me lose weight FAST but healthy that i can stick with. thanks. :) oh and please dont say anything like your fine the way you are or anything like that. just answer the question. thank you so much in advance! :D
    also,l i get tired very easily and im not in shape at all. a little workout makes me beyond tired and nauseous and its so terrible!! i dont know what to do about any of it!!!! i just want to be healthy, without a double chin, and 120-125 ish pounds. :(
    and dont be rude!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      If you don't have healthy foods on hand, start with taking the worst foods out. Soda is one of the leading causes of obesity and diabetes. Don't starve yourself, but don't eat until you can't eat more, but eat until you feel happy, which is before you're feeling full.
      Start with sit ups, do 10 a day, for a week and slowly do more. Within a few weeks you'll notice your abs feeling hard. Do some squats, side benders, Go for a brisk walk or jog for about 15 minutes a day.
      Working out will make you feel sick at first, your body is exerting it's self in a way it's not used to. Ever watch The Biggest Looser? Amazing show and they all start off really sick from working out. It may take a little while to make a big change, but if won't take long for you to notice small changes. Keep it up you can do it!!

  18. QUESTION:
    healthy meal plan to lose weight?
    is there a website where it helps u figure out meals for each day of a diet but it has like options of the food for each day so u can customize your food. like for example the diet consists of lunch you could choose what vegtibles that u want to have between a few other ones! please help! if not does anyone know ofa good diet that shows results fast?

    • ANSWER:
      THERE'S THIS AD.. AND IT'S FROM A LADY WHO DOES THE TEAMS' LEADER ON BIGGEST LOSER.. SO UM.. GO TO HER WEBSITE I THINK IT'S FREE.. AND SHE'LL GIVE U A PLAN I THINK WHEN U SIGN UP..

  19. QUESTION:
    Does this seem like a healthy plan to lose weight?
    I am not one of those girls looking for people to tell her she is skinny. I am not 112 lbs. I really could lose a few pounds to end up healthier.

    My goal wieght and to have a good BMI, is 115-120. So I would love to lose about 30-35 lbs, maybe before summer or spring break.. :D

    Here is my "Guidelines" I want to have myself follow... Give me your thoughts.

    1. Food Guidelines

    Little to no junk food-- Chips, cookies, poptarts, ect... Whatever your weakness is, get it out of the house! (If this is not an option, two words... WILL POWER)

    Feel the need for a snack? Fruit, dried fruit, veggies, granola bars, trail mix, popcorn, yogurt, JELLO, sunflower seeds, ECT...

    No more soda. Try for water (lots of H2O!), some milk, and fruit juice every now and then.

    ALWAYS eat breakfast, or else you will over eat later (guilty feeling, ya, no fun!)

    Avoid the butter, salt, and sugar.

    Eat slower, that way your body can know when it's full.

    2. Exercise Guidelines

    Stretch before you work out.

    60 minutes of time off your butt, minimum... Aerobics, Basketball, Biking, Dancing, Field Hockey, Hiking, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating, Jumping Rope, Kickball, Kickboxing, Pilates, Power Walking, Running, Soccer, Step Aerobics, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Yoga... ECT.

    You need aerobic/cardio exercise (makes your heart pump) and strength exercise (works your muscles)... try for one every other day or both in one day

    Push yourself, but if you feel dizzy, have trouble breathing, or experience any serious/ out of the ordainary pain while you are exercising, STOP.

    3. Helpful Hints

    Realize spot loss isn't possible, meaning you won't lose weight in just your stomach if you only do crunches.

    Try not to eat after 8 PM

    Don't stop after you lose the weight, this is a life style choice not a fad diet

    Only weigh yourself once a week, keep track of your progress

    Chew gum when your hungry, after half an hour if your still hungry... eat a snack

    Buy some good work out shoes, ones that will have good support for your feet, this will save you future pain... good investment.

    Buy a pair of jeans that is too small (realistically too small, not a 0)... now you have something to work towards... dont want that to be a waste of 30 bucks do you?

    Don't expect 10 lbs. to come off in your first week, realistic expectations are 1-2 lbs a week.

    Don't work yourself to death, have at least one (maybe two) days off from the slave drive we call exercise... but don't pig out on those days either

    Realize no one is perfect and tomorrow is a new day...

    Have an accountability partner, when you have to hit a fast food place she'll suggest that grilled chicken salad doesn't sound half bad... :)

    • ANSWER:
      I think you might be getting a little mixed up with what you want exactly. You say that you want to lose "weight" but that means you might want to get rid of some muscle too. You then say that you'd like to "shape" (I'd call it tone) your body a little which implies you want to build some muscle. I'm not trying to pick at your question - I just want to clarify the point for you.

      To answer it in the best way, I am going to look at it as if you want to get rid of fat AND build muscle at the same time. If you're looking to "trim" and "tone" your body, and espectially because you suggest you are not that overweight, I would suggest you start performing more intensive aerobic exercises such as jogging. I wouldn't think you need to change the whole way you eat or go on a diet because if you're wanting to build muscles - it's better to do it all with exercise.

      Exercises like jogging won't exactly "build" your muscles on your stomach but they will help reduce the extra fat around there. Depending on how fit you are, you should go on daily or bi-daily jogs of around a mile. To build muscles, you should concentrate on anaerobic exercises such as sit-ups to help build muscles.

      These muscle-building exercises will give your muscles the toning and training they need to grow and become more prominent. To start to see a real difference with sit-ups, you should be looking to do no more than 100 every day (more than that will often hurt your muscles).

      If you stick to doing those two forms of exercise - jogging and sit-ups, you should see real improvements in a week or two. Remember, you should do them as often as you can (I.E every single day).

      Good Luck and Take care :-)

  20. QUESTION:
    lose weight fast, tricks? HELP!!?
    im planning on losing 100 pounds. trust me, for my body that wouldn't be unhealthy. I am 5'11" and weigh roughly around 300 lbs. i want to weight at most 200. Ive tried diets before but lose will power so fast. I know allll about eating healthy and portions and a balanced diet and exercise. So I don't need any explanations on that. But I was just wondering if eating 500 calories a day would be super bad? I know im supposed to have like 1,000 but would i lose weight faster? Also, are there any tricks to loosing the first 10 or so pounds faster? Just to stay motivated. Please help!!

    • ANSWER:
      hi dear
      just follow these simple tips to shed extra pounds from your weight
      - take balanced diet
      - take 5 meals in the day
      - add fruits and vegetables in your meals
      - zip your lips for fried and fast foods
      - avoid colas and sweets
      - drink more water and fresh juice
      - do regular workout, yoga or brisk walk
      - think positive and keep smiling
      good luck

      :o )

  21. QUESTION:
    I want to lose weight. Is this a good way to do it?
    I've been researching the paleo diet and I'm on some forums and the people told me the best/healthiest/fastest/effective way to loose weight is by eating only meat, vegetables and by drinking water. No dairy products, no grains, refined foods, tubers (potatoes), legumes, and nightshades. Fruits and nuts are acceptable but if I want to loose weight fast, I should omit this. I would like your feedback on this method of losing weight effectively/healthy and fast. Thanks in advance :)

    P.S. I would still be exercising at the gym to burn calories while retaining my calorie intake per day.
    Also, I'm 6', male, 190 lbs., BF % is 19%

    I plan on losing 20-25 lbs in 2-3 months. Thank again :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I'm a doctor. Use acomplia. I think that you want to get more info about it. Please go to ----> http://fdoctors8.notlong.com/5AAKmyP

  22. QUESTION:
    Is my plan to lose weight ok?
    I wanna lose about 25 lbs. I'm 140 lbs and 5'2" and my goal is to be at 110 - 117 by the holidays (so I can gain it all back hahahaha XD)

    I've done the diet before. It's called "the rotation diet". You eat 600 calories for 3 days, 900 for 4 days, 1200 for a week, take a week off restrictions, and the repeat as many times as you want until you lose weight. I did it sometime last year, and lost about 6 lbs in 2 weeks, tops. And the weight stayed off. I ate small meals, but of healthy foods. And those amounts of calories and did maybe a half hour of DDR with it. I lose weight, and when I got off the diet, the weight stayed off. It worked fast, too. It was thought up by a doctor so.....I only plan on doing it twice (600, 900, 1200, week off, and then repeat once) and doing 45 minutes of activity, including strength training, which I didn't do last time. And then after I lose some weight from that, I'll pick up my caloric intake to around 1500 daily.

    Is this ok?

    http://www.chasefreedom.com/rotationdiet.html There is a link to the actual diet plan

    I know it's unhealthy, but I don't wanna hear about that please. I just wanna know if I'd lose. As I said, I've done it before.........

    here is my normal workout:

    After school/before dinner I have two options that I do:

    1. This may sound silly, but my sibling and I like to pretend we're performing on stage like a band or something, and we just sing along to songs, but I do alot of running, jumping and dancing. It;s usually about an hour to an hour and 20 mins we do that, and I don't jump and stuff the whole time, I gotta catch my breath a little and all.......so it's probably around 30 - 45 minutes of that.....(it's fun so I'm more likely to do it and not get too bored or anything)

    2. 45 minutes of cardio..........i usually do some on my bike and treadmill, mixing it up daily.......i may also start doing intense DDR on some days too. since I can't increase how long I do it, after two weeks of my normal speed on my, let's say my bike for an example, (30 - 36m) i'll increase my speed a little bit.

    I'll do that Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

    And then on Tues, Thurs and Sat:

    I'll do my "concert" routine after school, and after dinner I'll do 30 minutes of strength training with things like:

    Squats (i'll be doing different types, increasing reps every week)
    Walking lunges (50 on each leg, increasing by 15 each week)
    Pilates (I'll be doing different pilate routines for abs)
    Push-ups (various types, also increasing reps)
    Planks (various moves)

    Etc etc

    And also in the evenings, after dinner, almost every day, my sibling and I RP (roleplay) in our bedroom, and there's alot of walking and running (mostly walking) and eventually we're gonna be fighting enemies and stuff so I'll be kicking and punching and jumping and running alot.
    OH and i'm a vegetarian

    ***My sister is telling me that the "concert" won't burn fat OR barely any calories at all
    I do alot of jumping and running around and stuff when I do it. Doesn't that count for something? Will the concert do anything worth my time??***

    • ANSWER:
      Jumping, dancing, running and walking, all burn a good amount of calories. With this regimen U will surely loose weight. To maintain weight there after, U are to be strict to your calorie intake.

  23. QUESTION:
    What's the best diet plan for a teen to lose lots of weight fast?
    well, not too fast (:
    I'm 14 and am seriously overweight. I'm only 5'2 and 160+ pounds. No rude comments, I know I'm big. I would like to be down to a healthy weight for my height (107-130) by my birthday in mid June. I don't have a lot of time for exercise. Maybe 15-20 minutes a day. An hour max on Saturdays. I eat no breakfast and drink flavored water and sometimes eat Baked! Lays for lunch. I do eat a LOT when I get home because I'm sooo hungry by then. Dinner is mostly carbs, because I'm insanely picky. I don't like veggies, chicken or most red meat. Pasta is my fave food (: I can get down like some fruit/veggie juice before I feel sick. Can someone recommend a weight loss program for me?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to eat breakfast - eggs is your best option. If you don't eat breakfast, your metabolism stays in sleep mode. You need to eat lunch, eat pasta for lunch with vegs & protein & at dinner stick with meat & vegs.

      Not eating all day & eating lots of pasta at night will guarantee you will be 200# while a teenager & nearly 300# as an adult.

      I recommend to lose weight, cut out all sugars & starches. No sodas, juices, cookies, candy, cakes, etc. As healthy as fruit may be, it's natural sugars do not only not promote fat loss, they actually promote fat storage (fructose is the most lipogenic carb).

      Make sure half your meals are green non starchy vegs & eat lots of protein & good fats, limit your complex carb portions to no more than your protein portion.

      Studies have shown that some people can gain fat stores even on a semi starvation diet of 1000 calories a day - if it's composition is high carb, low fat. So obviously, calories aren't the key to fat loss.

      I am adamantly opposed to low calorie dieting because most people lose a good portion of lean tissue (including vital organs like the heart) along with fat stores. There is no nutrition in fat stores, only energy.

      Most people get impatient and lower their calories and increase their exercise to a point where they lose so much lean tissue that when they return to what was maintenance level eating they are now accumulating more fat stores because their caloric needs have dropped due to the loss of this tissue as well as their metabolism slowing down to work more efficiently on fewer calories & it becomes a vicious cycle of dieting and more loss (including vital organs like the heart). This stress to the vital organs cannot be healthy.

  24. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a diet/exercise plan for losing weight?
    Hey! Lately I've been feeling drousy and have no energy. I think it's because of all the junkfood I eat and the soda I can't let go of lol. But I really want to just feel better about myself and be healthy and have more confidence. I'm not fat but I'm a little more heavier than I like and I would really like to tone myself, especially around my tummy. I don't want to lose the weight super fast, but I would like to lose weight within a few weeks and actually see results. Does anyone have a diet and exercise plan I could go by? It would really help a lot. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    Fast Diet Ideas? I need to lose weight quickly!?
    I am a overweight 13 year old. I need a healthy diet and health plan to follow to lose 10 or 20 pounds quickly! Please help! In detail is best!
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Who says you need to lose 10-20 pounds? You? Then, you should not do anything. Your doctor? Ask your doctor
      If you are concerned with your weight, then go see your doctor, they can tell you if you need to lose weight .

  26. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have the Army diet to lose weight fast and healthy?
    When my brother was in High School he was planning to enlist in the Army, but he needed to lose weight first. The Army recruiter brought him a very specific diet (such as eat a 5 egg white omelet at 6:00am, a can of tuna at 9:00am) and the guy said it was an Army diet developed to lose the most weight in the shortest amount of time without being unhealthy.

    However, my brother didn't end up joining and he lost the diet. I know it included egg whites and tuna. If anyone happens to have a copy of this I would appreciate it. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. I don't know about the Army diet but this one's was designed by a nutritionist.

      Choose low-calorie foods. Avoid sweets, cakes (especially those with icing), ice cream, sweet desserts, candies, pies, and chocolates.
      Eat less fat. Avoid pork, fatty meat, skin.
      Eat only a maximum of 3 egg yolks per week.
      Reduce salty foods.
      Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day between meals.
      Avoid tea, coffee and alcohol. Alcoholic drinks are high-calorie beverages.
      Avoid milk shakes, chocolate drinks, soft drinks, sweetened juices.
      Increase fiber intake. This will make you feel full without gaining too much calories since fiber is bulky. It is also the weight controller's best friend. Eat more leafy vegetables, whole grains, and fruits.
      Choose legumes, fish, poultry, and veal which contain less fat and cholesterol than pork and beef.
      Cook foods plainly. Avoid butter or fattening sauces.
      Eat regularly. Never skip any meal especially breakfast.
      Avoid in-between meals. Drink water instead.
      Eat a good breakfast and lunch but have a light supper. If you plan to skip a meal, choose supper instead of breakfast. Follow the lowest allowance given in the Food Pyramid.
      Exercise regularly.

      Hope this diet helps! =3

  27. QUESTION:
    healthy weight loss question?
    everywhere i look, i see people mentioning, 8 lbs a month, 2 lbs a week, is the MOST you want to lose. I understand the whole crash diet thing and all those other ways to lose weight fast dont work in the long run, but ive got a question.

    ive lost about 10 lbs in 2 weeks of june so far and am planning to lose more(hopefully) ive done this not by crash dieting, ive been drinking more water, working out at the gym 6 days a week, ive got an EXTREMLY physical job, where i work unloading trucks for UPS about 20-25 hours a week, ive been walking/running 5 miles a day, and then on top of all that, everyday i try and play basketball or rollerblade.

    my calorie intake is never ever ever below 1200, the so called starvation line, i usually take in 1900-2200 cals a day... on good days(days without any splurging)

    so is my weight loss for this month healhy? i dont want to gain it all back, but i dont feel like im doing anything wrong. any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Congratulations. I don't think that you are doing anything wrong, so long as you don't just stop all your excersizing once you have reached your target. I think such guidelines are put in place to ward off crazy dieters as opposed to something people should worry about if they are losing weight in a sensible way, just like you are.

  28. QUESTION:
    create a healthy diet plan for me?
    I am going to use the stair stepper for atleast an hour every night before bed to lose weight. will it help me lose weight if i do it for an hour every night and how fast will i lose it? create a diet plan for me to lose weight fast in 3 weeks.

    • ANSWER:
      OK. First, this may sound odd, but you want to increase the amount of times you eat in a day. You'll want at least 4 and optimum 6 small, protein rich meals each day.

      These meals should be much smaller portions than a typical western meal.

      You want to replace beverages like coffee, cokes, sodas, with juices and skim milk.

      Eat quality protein only. Salmon, legumes, extra lean beef, chicken, turkey. Grill as much as possible. Skinless white meat - where chicken is concerned.

      Stay away from complex carbs, or anything made with refined sugar. A good idea is to google the glycemic index, and replace your normal carbs (white breads, pastas, cupcakes, chocolate bars, e.t.c...) with foods that have a low glycemic index.

      Lastly, your caloric ratio should be 40% carbs, 30% protein and 30% fats - in general. You can stand to increase the protein 5 % and lower carbs by the same amount.

      The source article has a good workout system for losing weight as well, especially around the gut area. Hope Ithis helps :)

  29. QUESTION:
    Best fitness/diet plan to lose 20-30 lbs. in 2 months?
    Hi, I want to lose some weight. I definitely want 20 lbs. gone in 2 months, hopefully 30. I have a gym pass and want to know what is the best workout plan (ex, cardio 30 min. then lift weights). Also, what changes would you recommend to my diet? My current diet is 1 pbj with double fiber bread, little bit of dark chocolate (I'm a sweet tooth), only water or at least limit to 1 cup of soda a day when I can't resist, and avoiding frozen food best I can. Which is pretty hard, so if you know a fast and healthy meal to make, please tell! Also, I have no problem eating most vegetables, but most fruit (usually juicy or citrus ones) are like a shock to my system and I can't handle them (i.e., oranges and strawberries).

    • ANSWER:
      Okay, i have lost almost 100lbs so far, i have 50lbs more to go.

      Do weight watchers, you don't even need to go to them and spend money
      You can have up to 29 points per day. YOu can eat anything, i did that and lost a lot.
      EX. a bag of baked potato chips is 3 points. 2 waffles are 5 points.
      There is an online calculator or if you have an iphone or smart phone download the Weight Watcher calculator.
      29 points= 1200 Cal
      This is the best way, you're basically controlling you food portion.
      Like that one cup of soda is prob 6 points, i'm not sure.
      At the gym do anything that involves your heart rate to jump-most of all try to have fun with it. I am, and it pays in the end.
      Hope i helped...

  30. QUESTION:
    lose weight fast! 14 year old!?
    i have a dance at the end of january and i want to get down to 105 or 100 pounds! im 5 ft 2 and 113 pounds a 14 year old girl so please give me a diet(1200 calories maybe?) and exercise ideas if you can thankyou!
    i eat healthy and have 64 oz of water but i need a calorie typ plan for losing it in a month

    • ANSWER:
      you are a very healthyt weight

      ur gonna hurt yourself if you loose weight

  31. QUESTION:
    a healthy diet plan for 13-year old girl?
    hi, im sara.im 13, and it has come to my attention that i am slightly overweight, by like, 1 pound. i don't stress out that much over how i look, but i would like to have a healthier body. i am NOT looking for those lose-weight-fast plans that u gain the weight back, i want a healthy plan, idc if it is very gradual.my ideal weight loss goal would be around ten ponds. i don't play a sport, because i have tutoring and am part of a bunch of clubs, but i do love gym. i cant really play outside now, because its winter in new york and FREEZING. we have a total fitness gym in the basement, but i don't use it that much. are there any diet plans i can follow?

    p.s- i love all healthy foods, i run my mom bone dry out of cash when i visit her because i make her by like a thousand fruits:-). but my dad is arabic and he makes only arabic foods and if you have ever eaten it-u wud know that arabic food can be very unhealthy. thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      You said you're overweight by 1 pound. So why is your ideal weight loss goal around 10 pounds?

  32. QUESTION:
    need a diet plan that will help me lose weight fast (trying to lose 15 pounds) 10 points?
    I'm 16, 5'9" and I weigh 115 pounds, whenever I would finish eating I felt guilty because I really don't want to gain any weight but I want to lose weight so I started trying to make myself throw up (I know it's unhealthy)...but I couldn't anyways, so instead I stopped eating most of the time so now I eat less then 200 calories a day, anyways I want to be healthy and eat food but I still want to lose 15 pounds so I'm not as fat because I don't want to be able to grab stomach fat at all cuz it's gross, so I need advice on what to eat so I can lose 15 pounds fast ... And what exercises I can do (besides yoga and running/walking cuz I already do that)

    • ANSWER:
      okay, to get into shape , speed up your metabolism, rid yourself of excess fat and lose weight ,,,,,do as follows:

      Stop drinking & smoking (if you do this regularly)
      eat fruits & vegetables all you can (buy a food/rice steamer to make it easy on you)...(vegetables might not seem "tasty", like junk foods,, but can be as you aquire your taste to them..and are loaded with energy and nutrients)...avoid all junk food, cokes, sweets, etc...and drink water . If you eat meat ,,use only steamed, baking or grilled methods for preparing fish or chicken.

      also, do an hour of walking each day at least. or some type of excercise.

      * you should lose about 10 lbs per month

  33. QUESTION:
    Weight Loss Plan, Please Help?
    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:
      For the acne, make sure you aren't wearing makeup when you go to work out.

      I did the following stuff and lost about 10 lbs in less than a month. I did my cardio first thing in the morning and my workout in the afternoon.

      Here's a few things you can do to get in shape:

      1. Eat six small, healthy meals per day. Breakfast should be eaten within two hours of waking up. Stop drinking soda.

      2. When you eat, keep serving sizes in mind. A snack with only 100 calories isn't too healthy when you eat three servings at a time.

      3. Keep up the cardio. Remember to switch up intensity and duration. I suggest running, that's my favorite. Don't run every day, though. Alternate with swimming or biking, etc.

      4. Incorporate a good core routine (planks, sit ups, leg raises, and some lower back exercises), pushups, pull ups, squats.

      5. I get a lot of stuff from runnersworld.com, they have running plans and workout videos.

      Do all that and you'll look good.

  34. QUESTION:
    What healthy diet plan or foods should I be eating to lose weight?
    So I used to weigh 14 stone (196lbs) with my 5 foot 1 frame. I've lost alot of weight and I am now down to nearly 8 and a half stone (120) , which is healthy for my height I know, but I just want to loose about 6-7 pounds more to get down to 8 stone so that I am comfortable with how much I weigh, and so that if I ever did put on a couple of pounds I wouldn't feel big. I do excersise 3-4 times a week, combining cardio and strength training in 45 minute sessions (this has only been recently- i used to do no excersise except for walking and general day to day activities before this).
    My diet consists of weetabix with skimmed milk in the morning, an apple around lunch time and on the odd occasion ( about once every two weeks) i'll have a sandwich on wholemeal bread with tuna and the apple. I don't really tend to eat a proper full meal everyday, I will either have something small like half a can of tuna, or a diet shake with one weetabix mixed in, handful of carrot sticks, not exactly anything major, but i ALWAYS make sure it's healthy.
    If I feel really hungry to the point where my stomach hurts then I will have a cup of tea with as little skimmed milk as possible and no sugar and about 4 -5 nuts or another apple or orange.
    I end up drinking about 8-9 cups of tea a day.
    I NEVER eat any fast food, chocolate, cakes or crisps and everyone tells me I don't really eat much.

    Can anyone tell me if there is any changes I can make to my diet as I feel it's not really helping me right now, I want to be able to lose these last 6-7 pounds and then maintain my weight with a healthy diet and excersise but I feel like it's so difficult to maintain my weight now with what I am eating, so how can I possibly lose weight If i eat like this and don't lose any weight?
    There are so many different diet plans around, I just have no idea what one would be ideal for me, low carb, low fat???
    Any suggestions would be helpful.
    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      You currently are on a semi starvation diet. You exercise & have a tremendous amount of willpower but your metabolism has slowed to a crawl to maintain on minimal calories, you've lost a tremendous amount of lean tissues which will permanently effect your metabolism if not rebuilt.

      Studies have shown that some people can gain fat stores even on a semi starvation diet of 1000 calories a day - if it's composition is high carb, low fat. So obviously, calories aren't the key to fat loss.

      Unfortunately, anyone who accumulates over 30# of excess fat is more than likely insulin resistant. Long term ingestion of highly refined carbs "burn out" the insulin receptors on muscle cells, so calories go directly to fat cells, leaving muscle cells screaming for nutrition. Exercise forces muscles to accept glucose out of the bloodstream without the need for insulin.

      Most people get obese because their bodies just can't process carbs any more. They become insulin resistant & carbs go straight to fat cells. As healthy as fruit may be, it just doesn't promote fat loss. The body won't release fat stores until the blood stream is free of insulin. In someone insulin resistant, the insulin response is too sensitive & produces too much insulin.

      You can lose more body fat eating protein & 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 & half an avocado a day (for added potassium). Keep the calories high & the fat percentage high, at least 65% of calories. Green vegetables & some cheese will continue weight loss but at a slower pace.

      The first 2 weeks eat several cups a day of (mostly) lettuce & celery, cucumbers, radishes, mushrooms, peppers & more variety of vegetables thereafter - add 5 grams per day additional every week (20 grams day first 2 weeks, 25grams 3rd week, 30grams 4th week etc) til you gain weight, then subtract 10grams. That will be your personal carb level (everyone is different & depends on how active you are.)

      Start with meat, fats & salads for 2 weeks and then slowly add in more green veg, wk4 fresh cheeses, wk5 nuts & seeds, wk6 berries, wk7 legumes, wk8 other fruits, wk9 starchy veg, wk10 whole grains. You will learn how your body reacts to different foods.

      The first week is just water weight but fat is lost thereafter if you keep your calories high enough. Otherwise the body will strip it's own lean tissue for nutrition. Although that may look great on a scale it will make it MUCH easier to accumulate fat in the future (since all that pesky lean tissue burning up calories will be gone). The body won't release fat stores if you lower calories below what it needs. It will slow metabolism to compensate & store every spare ounce as fat. If you continue lowering calories, it will continue lowering the set point, til it can survive off nothing & store fat on anything. The body will only release it's fat stores if it knows there is plenty of nutritious food.

      Eating carbs while trying to lose body fat is terribly inefficient. When in glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) you have to lower your calories (which slows your metabolism) & exercise heavily to deplete your glycogen stores before burning body fat.

      The core of Atkins program is converting the body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). Dietary fat levels need to be at >65% of total calories, if not, the body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).

      It takes minimum of 3 days to convert a body to ketosis, (but only one bite to convert back to glycolysis). People feel sluggish the first week but most feel better than ever thereafter.

      Carbohydrates trigger insulin, the fat storage hormone. Protein triggers the fat burning hormone, glucagon.

      High insulin levels unbalance other hormones. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones & allow human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so lean muscle will be gained even without exercise.

      Ground flax seed (4 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 min. for daily fiber needs.

      As long as you have <9grams carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control & shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories because insulin, the fat storage hormone is not activated. Many people gain weight on high carb, do low carb to lose weight & then are shocked when they return to high carb & gain weight.

  35. QUESTION:
    WILL THIS DIET PLAN MAKE ME LOSE WEIGHT QUICK!!!?
    Health is not important. I can endure hunger. All I need is to lose 8 pounds FAST (like, in a week or two) and keep them off all summer!

    So, how much weight will I lose each day on this little plan I've sketched out here?
    ______________________
    Exercise + Diet Routine

    Breakfast: One banana (100)

    Lunch: Romaine Lettuce (15-30) + olive oil (60)

    Snack: Carrots (35-70)

    Dinner: Salad w/ iceberg lettuce, olives, sunflower seeds, soy cheese
    (total 60) and Italian dressing (70)

    Water: 64 ounces or more daily

    Total maximum calories: 390
    ____________________________
    Workout Routine:

    Jump rope for 30 minutes: 259 calories

    Sit ups: 100

    Leg lifts: 25, no rest

    Jumping Jacks: 100
    _____________________________
    Supplement: One multivitamin.
    ----------------------------------------------------

    DONT TELL ME NOT TO DO IT.

    I know it's not healthy. I know I'll get dizzy. I know I'll feel weak. I'ts a short term thing.

    I JUST NEED TO GET THE FREAKING WEIGHT OFF NOW!

    How much will I lose?

    And if I don't work out, how much?

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    How to lose weight pretty fast without killing yourself?
    I plan on losing at least 20 pounds in a couple of months, but it would also be nice to lose around 30 in about three months. I plan on doing 45 minutes of cardio 5 days a week, one day off, and another 2030 minutes of exercise on Saterdays. I don't plan on going on a strict diet, but I do plan on eating healthier. More friuts, veggies, and salads. I will be eating more lean cuisines or weight watchers, or soup for lunch, and watch my portions for dinner. Also, lots of water!

    • ANSWER:
      Ive been doing "8 minute abs"
      on youtube. look up fitforthesummer also on youtube and click on the account named that. She has videos favorited i do those all the time and she has some really good tips on her page.

      swimming, jump roping, hoola hooping, ice skating, running, racing, pogo sticks, scooters, bike riding, bad mitton, volleyball, football, any other sport. Hop scotch, watching Tv and doing sit ups, dancing, dancing, dancing? haha

      and umm:

      --- toning up ----

      It is possible. i think.

      if you REALLY try at it. just dont let any extra pounds get in the way..

      just try light weights maybe..

      -- losing weight ---
      in the morning if you can wake up pretty early, thats when you have the most energy! drink a bottle of water plug in your ipod or whatever and listen to music as you run! -- thats my first step.

      Then you go home, eat a really healthy breakfast like fruit salad or something thats nutritonal.

      After that you pretty much clean the house or whatever maybe take a walk while its cool, walk your pet dog, if you have one, i like to spend the morning doing that while its not so hot outside!

      After that you wait a few hours being active as can be, then you relax a little and do some sit ups and lift weights to your own schedule... and your own statistics like weight height goals.. or whatever.. thats what i usually do! And then i like to stretch at the beginning of the day.. haha

      MORE TIPS:

      chew gum - sugar free. It makes you not snack because if you chew it, you dont want to snack because then you will have to spit out your gum! works for me..

      thats my trick tip - now read the losing weight 411

      EXTRA: breathing for an hour burns 60 calories, so thats a little lift off your chest haha
      and sleeping is the same rate :)

      excersise at least 60 minutes a day if you can :)
      -------
      hey, you know what? The most unexpensive weight loss thing to do, is to try to burn more calories than you eat, dont eat unhealthy like a 500 calorie diet! All that will do is make you sick, you NEED to be healthy to lose weight properly. Im trying to lose weight too! So basically here are some tips to speed up your metabolism: Drink 1-3 glasses of green tea a day
      Try and eat Chilli peppers somehow, ((chilli DUH )) they help.
      8 classes of water a day

      the more active you are, the faster your metabolism will grow to be.

      did you know that breathing for an hour burns 60 calories all on its own? And SLEEP is very important, try to go to sleep on time and get your ages average amount of sleep,. ask your doctor what a healthy weight for you is, and then after you have reached that goal do sit ups and crutches - among many other core excersises, Run to slim out, and make sure you burn more calories than you eat - had to repeat that!

      Fruits and veggies are REALLY low in calories and FULL of nutrition. If you like Tacos? Ditch the hard shell, maybe try a taco salad.. without the shell of course! Lettuce with meat is good, but PLEASE try mixing it with turkey and beef so that it isnt all fat. Chicken salad is good, you want the protein but you dont want fried anything really, once in a while if fine but remember - YOU HAVE TO BURN OFF THOSE EXTRA CALORIES. Excersises excersise excersise. Dont over do it - dont starve yourself, be moderate and stay active. GOOGLE: 100 ways to burn 100 calories, their are some pretty cool things you can do!

      Stay away from starchy and high carb foods - mostly white things. Bread is a bad, so try to stick to thin, HIGH in fiber, slices :)

      you can google all the stuff and before you know it you will feel so good about it all and IM actually excited to start working out and all that, just because I know what it will do for me!

      I hope i helped :D

  37. QUESTION:
    A diet plan to lose 10 pounds?
    I weigh 140 pounds and 5'4" . I feel uncomfortable with my weight. I want to lose 25-30 pounds really fast but I know that it's kind of impossible unless you do some kind of a cleansing diet or whatever. So for right now, I just want to lose 10 pounds within about 3-4 weeks. or about 2-3 pounds a week. I don't have a diet plan that I can stick to. I mean, first off, when my mom goes to the store, she buys healthy food, but sometimes she buys snacks too, so instead of always eating the healthy food, I sometimes eat the snack food and I really can't control myself to stop. And second, I never feel like excercising. Whenever I tell myself "I'm gonna run a mile later", later comes and then I don't run a mile because I don't feel like it. I just want a diet plan that is easy. If you give me a meal plan of what to eat (stuff that you can find at a regular grocery store) and daily excercises that I should do, that would help. (btw, since March, I have gained about 10 pounds in muscle.
    also, please don't tell me to try any pills, or give me any websites to go to. because most websites that I've visited, you have to sign up for something. I don't want to take pills, sign up for anything, or pay for anything. but... if anybody out there has tried the cleansing diet and knows exactly how to go about it, and/or knows a really good site, then please tell me. I highly doubt my mom will let me sign up for anything, but I will only check out the cleansing diet sites if and only if they are safe and really work. If you did the cleansing diet though and know how to do it by just giving me instructions, then feel free to do so.

    any suggestions for diet plans will be really helpful. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      It is not recommended that you lose more than 2-3 pounds per week. Rapid weight loss can be dangerous & is hard to maintain. losing weight is difficult because 1 lb is 3000 calories, so you must burn 3000 calories per pound you want to lose.

      cut down on your calories, eat lean protein, and whole grains - bread is not bad, so long as it is whole grain & high in fiber, also eat your veggies & drink lots of water. It is best to eat 1200-1500 calories per day, if you eat less than this your metabilism will slow down, making it harder to lose weight.
      NO fast food, no soft drinks (diet or regular) no eating unless you are hungery.

      In order to lose weight & change your body you MUST exercise. Start small and then go big.walk more during the day. Take a walk on your lunch break, walk to the store, aim for 10,000 steps per day a pedomiter is a great idea.
      Do lots of Cardio & weight training. do 30-45 minutes of strength training 3-4 times per week followed by 45-50 minutes of cardio 5-6 times per week. do your strength training 1st, it burns more calories.

      if you really want to lose the weight you are going to have to use dicipline & work hard. your health is worth it!

  38. QUESTION:
    Weight lose question?
    The question is quite simple but the description it quite long so please read it all before you answer.

    I know that there are thousands of answers to this question but I want to ask it anyway. I'm already quite slim except for one thing, my stomach area. I hate it cause I can't wear anything vaguely tight without feeling self conscious about my figure. When I read the answers about weight lose it says eat less or take shakes or go running/jogging. I already try to eat a healthy diet. I hardly ever eat fast food (1 once every month or so). I do like to snack. I don't like running but could roller-skating and using a scooter replace it? I walk most places or use my scooter (I don't have a bike). I also enjoy swimming and roller-skating. I'm worried that if I do any excessive exercise/diet plan I could lose to much weight, I'm 53kgs (and I'm not very tall), which is a healthy weight for my age (I'm 16). I use want to reduce the size of the area around my stomach. The area around my stomach is quite firm (not flab), I'm not sure if this normal and if its possible to reduce it.

    This problem has been annoying me for ages, so please at least one person give me a reasonable answer if possible an answer from a doctor or dietitian.

    • ANSWER:
      It's natural and healthy to have your stomach stick out a tiny bit, don't worry about it.

      But if you MUST worry about it, then I guess you can just go become a barbie doll. Here's some things you should do...

      1) 2000 calories at the most on the day you exercise, none of it should be fatty or junk food. Good fats are necessary (olive oil, fat from eggs, fat from fish, etc.)

      2) 1500-1800 calories on the days you're resting. Again, no junk food and only healthy stuff. Stick away from bread if you can. You can get carbs from basically anything, especially from fruit. Grain gives you a beer belly of sorts if you eat way too much of it. (I learned the hard way)

      3) Drink loads of water, like, 8 bottles a day at the least. Ditch drinking soda and other highly caffeinated/sugary beverages. Drinking energy drinks HURTS way more than you think. Instead, switch for green tea to boost your metabolism and give you a small (but healthy) dose of caffeine.

      4) Eat something light that has carbs and protein (banana and yogurt) when you get up, wait 40-50 minutes, do stretches for 10 minutes, go walking/running. Your metabolism is higher in the morning than any other time, so working out somewhere between 4AM-11AM is ideal. Taking a multi-vitamin in the morning is also a good idea.

      5) Do crunches/situps after exercising. This won't reduce belly fat directly, but it WILL help stimulate blood-flow through your fat, thus causing it to be easily burned. You also burn calories when you do any type of movement, so eventually your body will start feeding on the fat anyways.

      6) Never starve yourself. People think it makes you lose weigh, which they're right. They lose fat, and they lose twice the amount of lean muscle. The more lean muscle you have, the higher your metabolism/the faster fat melts off. Muscle also takes more to maintain than fat, so if you're runnin' on empty, then your body will decide to eat up the muscle for energy moreso than fat.

      Also keep in mind that having some fat is good. The healthy amount is 20-25% of body fat. Body fat is like padding for your body, and it's also a source of extra energy if your body ever needs it. So getting down to anorexic/bulimic-proportions of body fat is extremely hazardous to your health.

  39. QUESTION:
    Will I still lose weight?
    I'm a 6' male weighing 280 lbs, and I'm planning on losing weight long-term. I've done research on how the best way is to go about losing weight, which includes a healthy balanced diet and plenty of exercise, but here is my dilemma;

    I've tried to eat healthier things, including salads, lean cuisines, healthier cereals, and it simply does nothing for me.. I can't stand the tastes, it doesn't fill me up, and I'm left unsatisfied and hungry which gives me 0 motivation to work out.. not only that but I don't feel the energy I need to get started. So after a couple weeks I decided to change it up..

    I'm back to eating how I normally do, only I'm controlling my portion sizes a bit more. No more salads or tv dinners for me, but I'm also not eating pure junk like fast food every day, simply things like maybe a grilled chicken wrap, or a turkey burger, things that have more calories then my former diet, but aren't necessarily the worst food choice.

    Now I'm feeling full, not to the point where I get tired, but full enough where I'm satisfied and feel that energy and with it I can do more strenuous work outs. I walk a half mile every morning, I do a 45 minute cardio work out in the afternoon, and then 1 hour work out in the early evening consisting of light cardio and intense weight lifting.

    I should still be capable of losing weight if I stick to this, right? Because a "healthy diet" doesn't do it for me. I eat fruits and veggies and I get the nutrition I need, but I'm not giving up normal foods. I have two friends that eat like a pig, and yet still have a great body, so I figure this plan should work for me. What are your thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      Hasta la pasta, baby. Much like its cousin, white bread, refined pasta can damage your health and pinch your weight loss plans. I’m not saying you should quit pasta altogether, but I will suggest that you change your pasta pusher to Barilla. They have a new wheat pasta that’s a dead ringer for the ol’ crappy white stuff you used to eat. “Barilla PLUS” is absolutely fantastic, as well as a good source of fiber and protein. You’re usually going to be better off with a “wheat” option, although traditional wheat pasta has a texture that you might not like (even though I find it perfectly acceptable to my palate).

  40. QUESTION:
    Lose Weight Fast? Good Health Diet Plan? No Pills Or Meds? ( 10 points if u know / help? )?
    Hie, well lets see.. ill be 14 in exactly 2 months on January 11th :) im ... i think... 134 or 136 pounds? im 5.4 and i was wondering whats a good diet? like... i wanna loss 10-15 pounds? because i know 115 to 120 is perfect weight for an average 14 year old girl... though im heavy boned ... so i was wondering what is some healthy food to eat.. i know.. no junk food and stuff but i was wondering if anyone could help me .. like with a chart.. for breakfast lunch dinner ya know? some pointers.. i wanna loss weight in 2-3 months.. if thats possible... ? maybe before my 14th birthday...? i cant go to a gym.. though i do dance alot.. and i cant take any pills cause im too young ... so please help me with details etc? thanks so so much! :)

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think you really need to lose that much weight, but you can eat and drink healthier stuff and you can exercise..

      Here are a few tips;

      WHEN to eat for losing weight...

      • Eat (at least) three times a day.
      Because when you eat only once a day, your metabolism gets slower than it already is! That's the main reason. Sounds funny, but to lose weight... you must eat (the right things, of course)
      • Eat low-fat, high-fiber foods such as salads and vegetable pastas.
      • Your last meal should be before 18:00. Try.
      OK, one apple after 18:00
      • Don't starve
      Starvation is not good for losing weight, nor your health.
      Starvation is the worse thing you can do in a weight loss diet.
      • Try oatmeal instead of cornflakes for breakfast--eating oatmeal can help reduce cholesterol levels, and its high fiber content will keep you full longer.

      WHAT to drink for losing weight...

      • Drink 6-8 glasses of water every day !
      Can be tap, plain, mineral, sparkling. I just love mineral sparkling water!
      This improves your bowel, reduces the "hunger" sensation, and hydrates your skin. Your skin will look much better after the first weeks!
      Don't believe the slogan "water makes me fat". Beside being stupid... you might get into serious troubles with your kidneys.
      • Drink ONLY natural juices, freshly squeezed!
      Don't drink Coca Cola, Pepsi, Spite etc. during the diet. Even lite or light versions.
      • Avoid those vending machines by carrying around your own healthful foods and leaving pocket change at home.

      Exercise for losing weight...

      • If you want quicker results - exercise would be good.
      • Start a regular exercise program and stick with it. Don't be afraid of those sweat suits and Lycra pants!
      • Start swimming. Swimming is an excellent exercise to get involved with, since it increases blood flow and uses muscles we don't regularly use. Start a swimming program and try to do it 3 times a week. You will feel excellent and rejuvenated.
      • Choose an exercise program that you enjoy, and don't shun the unconventional. For instance, did you know that regular vigorous dancing is exercise too?
      • Also Cardiovascular exercises such as running, jogging, or aerobics will help you lose that unwanted belly fat. Weight training can also help you lose body fat because the more muscle mass you have, the more ability your system has to burn body fat.

      Good luck!

  41. QUESTION:
    Is my plan for losing weight good?????
    I wanna lose about 25 lbs. I'm 140 lbs and 5'2" and my goal is to be at 110 - 117 by the holidays (so I can gain it all back hahahaha XD)

    I've done the diet before. It's called "the rotation diet". You eat 600 calories for 3 days, 900 for 4 days, 1200 for a week, take a week off restrictions, and the repeat as many times as you want until you lose weight. I did it sometime last year, and lost about 6 lbs in 2 weeks, tops. And the weight stayed off. I ate small meals, but of healthy foods. And those amounts of calories and did maybe a half hour of DDR with it. I lose weight, and when I got off the diet, the weight stayed off. It worked fast, too. It was thought up by a doctor so.....I only plan on doing it twice (600, 900, 1200, week off, and then repeat once) and doing 45 minutes of activity, including strength training, which I didn't do last time. And then after I lose some weight from that, I'll pick up my caloric intake to around 1500 daily.

    Is this ok?

    http://www.chasefreedom.com/rotationdiet.html There is a link to the actual diet plan

    I know it's unhealthy, but I don't wanna hear about that please. I just wanna know if I'd lose. As I said, I've done it before.........

    here is my normal workout:

    After school/before dinner I have two options that I do:

    1. This may sound silly, but my sibling and I like to pretend we're performing on stage like a band or something, and we just sing along to songs, but I do alot of running, jumping and dancing. It;s usually about an hour to an hour and 20 mins we do that, and I don't jump and stuff the whole time, I gotta catch my breath a little and all.......so it's probably around 30 - 45 minutes of that.....(it's fun so I'm more likely to do it and not get too bored or anything)

    2. 45 minutes of cardio..........i usually do some on my bike and treadmill, mixing it up daily.......i may also start doing intense DDR on some days too. since I can't increase how long I do it, after two weeks of my normal speed on my, let's say my bike for an example, (30 - 36m) i'll increase my speed a little bit.

    I'll do that Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

    And then on Tues, Thurs and Sat:

    I'll do my "concert" routine after school, and after dinner I'll do 30 minutes of strength training with things like:

    Squats (i'll be doing different types, increasing reps every week)
    Walking lunges (50 on each leg, increasing by 15 each week)
    Pilates (I'll be doing different pilate routines for abs)
    Push-ups (various types, also increasing reps)
    Planks (various moves)

    Etc etc

    And also in the evenings, after dinner, almost every day, my sibling and I RP (roleplay) in our bedroom, and there's alot of walking and running (mostly walking) and eventually we're gonna be fighting enemies and stuff so I'll be kicking and punching and jumping and running alot.
    OH and i'm a vegetarian

    My sister is telling me that the "concert" won't burn fat OR barely any calories at all
    I do alot of jumping and running around and stuff when I do it. Doesn't that count for something?

    • ANSWER:
      Super unhealthy.
      Just eat normally, fit in some fruits and vegetables.
      The key to a good diet is exercising.
      On feb. i lost 18 lbs and i ate normally and ran for about 30-45 minutes a day.
      or walking.

  42. QUESTION:
    How can i lose weight fast?
    I am only 14 and obviously bathing suit season is almost here and I am trying to lose a bit of weight. I go for jogs maybe 2 or 3 times a week. Im not the best at having a healthy diet though. My problem areas are my lower tummy and my inner thighs. Does anyone have an ideas of exercises that help me lose weight fast and also a diet plan?

    • ANSWER:
      1. First start by getting up earlier than usual. Around 5:30 AM to do some of you workouts. Getting up early shocks your metabolism because the body needs more energy to get going. Right? This will start your system on the road to weight loss. That early start with about 10 minutes of stretching. Have a cup of coffee to get the blood going also.

      2. Do all the sit-ups you can. Just do them. 15 or 20 whatever, we don't have a lot of time to work with. Rest 1 minute repeat, do this for 6 sets. Already you are breathing hard and feel worn, because the body is working extra hard at being up earlier and then going right into exercise. If the early morning hour lets you get your cardio in, go ahead and do it. 30 minutes.

      3. Diet. Cut all current meal portions in half, just cut them in half, nothing fancy or complicated, CUT IN HALF! Cut out all bread products, all gravies, candies, chips, night snacks, etc. If you crave at night eat a banana, other fruit or best a non-fat yogurt. There are some tasty ones out there.

      4. In the evening do another 6 sets of sit-ups maxing out each set. Cardio again. The trick is to stay with getting up earlier. Yes it’s hard, that’s why it is so effective. Why do you think the Army gets up so early, it is intense training to the max.

  43. 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.

  44. QUESTION:
    Input on creating a plan to lose weight...?
    Im 4 months postpartum. I'm currently 140lbs and 5'2. My goal is to be around 110 -115lbs(prepregnancy weight), give or take depending on what the muscle mass will be...really i just want to be healthy again. At the peak of pregnancy i was 159lbs....after birth and what not i dropped to 130 then went down the bad road of eating unhealthy(because it was fast and convenient with a newborn hehe)
    so far i have been going to the gym every night and doing the elliptical for about 20-30minutes and plan to stick to nothing but water for liquids and doing a good bit of fruits/fresh veggies during the day for snacks...Any advice on what I should do for a diet? I know the obvious of sugars and sodium need to be in low low doses...Anything that is healthy and can curb hunger for a long time?
    trying to figure out what i can make a strict menu until i reach goal weight and then ease into a slightly relaxed diet with continued exercise for as long as i live

    (also i am breastfeeding, i know that burns quite a bit of calories..just to include)

    • ANSWER:
      Um, I am doing a weight loss program right now with a nutritionist. He has me on a very strict diet.

      Besides taking a vitamin supplement every day, here is how I eat:

      Meat, Poultry and Fish: 2 portions, 8 oz. a day. Beef and pork are counted as the same, limited to twice a week and I can only eat 5 oz. at a time. Do not mix meats.

      Dairy: 2 Tbsp. skim milk a day (like in coffee). No cheese. eggs count as a protein and one serving (3 eggs) can be eaten twice a week. Cottage cheese also allowed (7 oz.), counted as a protein. Can be mixed with eggs (like, 2 eggs and 3 oz. of cc). (YOU SHOULD HAVE MORE DAIRY SINCE YOU ARE NURSING)

      Vegetables: 4 portions a day, 1 cup raw, 1/2 cooked. No starchy veggies, like corn, carrots, beans and peas.

      Fruit: 3 potions a day, 1/2 cup raw.

      Starch: 2 portions a day, 80 calories or less. 1/4 cup potato or brown rice three times a week.

      Protein supplements: 2 supplements a day (helps recharge your metabolism by eating a lot of protein).

      Drinks: 8 8-oz. glasses of water a day. One cup tea or coffee per day allowed. No soft drinks, fruit juices, concentrates, etc.

      Extras: No oils, butters, condiments. Using Pam is allowed, as is fat-free dressing (1-2 Tbsp.) as long as it is done in moderation. Only herbs that don't have salt in them are allowed. Must take 1/4 tsp. Morton's Lite salt per day (a potassium-based salt that helps regulate your body and works with the potassium pill).

      If you implement some of the dietary restrictions above, combined with exercise, the weight should just fall off.

  45. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to lose weight fast the healthy way?
    What are some foods to really stay away from or to endulge on? or some fast work out tips?? Im sick of not being able to stay with a diet plan i need somthing fast and easy!

    • ANSWER:
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  46. QUESTION:
    Not big, but trying to lose weight? With this plan, will i lose anything?
    Im 5' 7" and between 130-140 lbs.
    Im kinda unhappy about my weight and I'd really like to get just below 130.
    So far, for the past 3 days, i've been eating healthy fruits and veggies and lean proteins. Hardly any grains ( accept for a thin slice of birthday cake, it was my mom's birthday) and thats about it.
    ex)
    Today:
    Breakfast-- apple
    Lunch-- peas and Life cereal (odd, ik)
    Snacks-- 200 calories worth of rice cakes (2 bags of quaker carmel kind)
    and half of a small chocolate chip cookie ( i split one with my friend at lunch)
    I still have dinner to go, but for these last couple days i've been eating about that, maybe a bit healthier (nixing the chocolate chip cookie)
    This weekend I also ran right when i woke up for about 40 minutes, pretty vigorously too, im a pretty strong runner.
    I didnt get to exercise today though-- besides the point:
    Will this diet plan work and help me lose weight? I had terrible eating habits before ( I mean it when i say terrible) but im still young (15) so my metabolism is fast. How much can i lose doing this within a month?
    Anyone have any advice on how to lose weight faster (other than not eating at all)
    Thanks! Please don't tell me to not diet.

    • ANSWER:
      yes, Its is not hard to lose weight. You are doing good. Just do not drink coke and fruit juice. lots of people thinks that drinking fruit juice is the same a eating a fruit, but it is quite the opposite. Keep running/jogging/walking. :)

  47. QUESTION:
    I have a diet plan for myself to lose my weight asap Can you please please read this and tell me if it'll work?
    I need to lose weight fast, and i mean fast. I have 3-4 weeks? i want to lose about, 7-8 kgs? would i be able to lose weight without much exercise, like only if i ate really healthy?
    The only foods i would eat for 3-4 weeks straight (i don't care if its unhealthy, bad for me, or il put it back on straight after i don't care)
    fresh fruit/veges
    fresh steamed fish
    low fat meats, chicken breast, lean beef etc
    non fat yogurt,
    wholegrain crackers with tomato etc
    lots of water
    no takeaways, fatty foods, stay away from most oils, sugars/sweets, rice, white bread etc
    if i ate so damn healthy for that long would i lose the weight? ild do a little bit of exercising of course but not a lot.
    im 15 by the way
    I will eat low calories
    have about 2 tb of olive oil a week
    eat anything fresh if possible
    stay away from starchy foods, potatoes etc
    just eat extremely healthy

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it's very healthy, but have 2 tblsps of olive a DAY. On one of your meals. It will jump start your metabolism and you will lose 10 pounds in 3 weeks. Potatoes will not kill you. Pop one in the microwave, and eat a 1/2 baked potato a week.

  48. QUESTION:
    What would be the best fitness plan to lose 40 lbs in 3 months?
    Before I am attacked for being unreasonable to lose so much weight in a short period of time, let me explain. I've been overweight most of life, and one of my New Year Resolutions is to lose weight and keep it off. I am 27-year-old female who is 5'4. I was 185 pounds.

    Since Jan. 11, I started jogging 30 minutes six times a week on a trend mill. I eat three meals a day, trying to stay within the 500-600 calorie limit. I snack between meals and drink nothing but water. I spoil myself one meal a week on soda and fast food.

    So far, I have lost 17 pounds, putting me at 168. I would have lost more, but I had to take off three weeks of exercise because I was sick. (Trust me it was not diet-related.) I would have chosen to go the normal route which is gradually losing the 1-2 lbs a week to permanently keep it off, but I really want to be around 125 lbs right at July.
    I know that I can do it, and I plan to be on a healthy diet and keep working out after this event. I feel great right now. I never knew how wonderful it could feel that my pants are slipping. I saw a club ID of myself from months ago and you could clearly see the difference. I feel very energetic, hopeful and most importantly DETERMINED.
    So please offer your best advice for reaching this goal. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Most people get obese because their bodies just can't process carbs any more. They become insulin resistant & carbs go straight to fat cells. As healthy as fruit may be, it just doesn't promote fat loss. The body won't release fat stores until the blood stream is free of insulin. In someone insulin resistant, the insulin response is too sensitive & produces too much insulin.

      I highly recommend that you do no carbs for 3 days to get past the carb addiction & then increase carbs by 5grams every 5 days. Your carb level for losing weight may be very low, which is fairly common with insulin resistance.

      Simple carbs are addictive & can be disastrous to health. The best way to break the addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a huge batch of deviled eggs, eat one every time you want "something" - have huge omelets with bacon, sausage, peppers, mushrooms & cheese. Pork chops smothered with peppers, mushrooms & cheese - pork rinds & dip or tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salad - steaks - a huge sugar free cheese cake. Eat so much you won't feel deprived of anything. By the 4th day, the addiction will be gone & the low carb way of eating will create a natural appetite suppression that makes it much easier to make healthy choices.

      You can lose more body fat eating protein & 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 & half an avocado a day (for added potassium). Keep the calories high & the fat percentage high, at least 65% of calories. Green vegetables & some cheese will continue weight loss but at a slower pace.

      The first 2 weeks eat several cups a day of (mostly) lettuce & celery, cucumbers, radishes, mushrooms, peppers & more variety of vegetables thereafter - add 5 grams per day additional every week (20 grams day first 2 weeks, 25grams 3rd week, 30grams 4th week etc) til you gain weight, then subtract 10grams. That will be your personal carb level (everyone is different & depends on how active you are.)

      Start with meat, fats & salads for 2 weeks and then slowly add in more green veg, wk4 fresh cheeses, wk5 nuts & seeds, wk6 berries, wk7 legumes, wk8 other fruits, wk9 starchy veg, wk10 whole grains. You will learn how your body reacts to different foods.

      The first week is just water weight but fat is lost thereafter if you keep your calories high enough. Otherwise the body will strip it's own lean tissue for nutrition. Although that may look great on a scale it will make it MUCH easier to accumulate fat in the future (since all that pesky lean tissue burning up calories will be gone). The body won't release fat stores if you lower calories below what it needs. It will slow metabolism to compensate & store every spare ounce as fat. If you continue lowering calories, it will continue lowering the set point, til it can survive off nothing & store fat on anything. The body will only release it's fat stores if it knows there is plenty of nutritious food.

      Eating carbs while trying to lose body fat is terribly inefficient. When in glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) you have to lower your calories (which slows your metabolism) & exercise heavily to deplete your glycogen stores before burning body fat.

      The core of Atkins program is converting the body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). Dietary fat levels need to be at >65% of total calories, if not, the body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).

      It takes minimum of 3 days to convert a body to ketosis, (but only one bite to convert back to glycolysis). People feel sluggish the first week but most feel better than ever thereafter.

      Simple carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice) trigger insulin (the ONLY fat storage hormone). The more protein the more the fat burning hormone glucagon is released.

      High insulin levels promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger & unbalance other hormones. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones & allow human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so lean muscle will be gained even without exercise.

      Ground flax seed (2-4 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 min. for daily fiber needs.

      As long as you have <9grams carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control & shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories because insulin, the fat storage hormone is not activated. Many people gain weight on high carb, do low carb to lose weight & then are shocked when they return to high carb & gain weight.

  49. QUESTION:
    Help me lose 20 pounds in THE FASTEST WAY POSSIBLE healthy or not?
    hi, i need to lose 20 mabye 30 pounds in a month, im not big to begin with so i know that it is hard to make dramatic weight losses at my weight, so i need a dramatic way to lose weight i dont mind if it is healthy, i just want an extremely fast way to lose it, after i lose the weight ill maintain a health diet, but for now i dont care. i work out every day so just diet suggestions only please, anyone out there i need the FASTEST most PROMISING!!! plan to lose 20 pounds

    • ANSWER:
      I love it when people say they want to lose weight no matter what the cost, then when they're in the hospital with a bunch of shunts stuck in them they take it all back..

  50. QUESTION:
    I need to lose weight fast (healthy Way)?
    okay hey people i was wondering what are some techniques to help lose body fat,belly fat and but fat.i weight 157 and im 5'4 1/2 and i want to weigh 115 by the way i'm 15 anyways i want to lose this much weight by christmas time if possible if not how many weeks or years would it take for me to be 115 and what are some healthy diet plans i also want a 6 pack so please help me!

    • ANSWER:


A Healthy Diet Plan To Lose Weight Free

Losing weight is not the easiest of things to do. You may of already tried various options such as low carb diets, low fat diets or even gone to the extent of starvation. Please stop there, none of these diet plans work in the long term and can easily cause serious health problems. With this in mind I am going to look at a sample diet plan to lose weight the healthy way and which is easy to maintain forever.

So now you know that all the so called quick diet plans are actually very unhealthy and only work in the short-term, I bet your asking yourself "what is a good diet plan to lose weight then?". Simply put the best way is to eat healthy and get regular exercise. There are many websites online that can help you out and many weight loss plans to work to.

Here is a quick sample diet plan to lose weight that is healthy:

1. Breakfast: Small amount of strawberries, some low fat cottage cheese and some sunflower seeds. Some whole grain toast - I love whole grain bread.
2. Midmorning: An apple or other piece of fruit, maybe some walnuts and some tasty lean sliced chicken breast.
3. Lunch: Dark green lettuce salad, some broccoli, cauliflower and tomatoes drizzled with some walnut oil. A whole grain bread role with organic beef patty.

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  2. QUESTION:
    Is This A Healthy Diet Plan? How Much Weight Will i Lose?
    okay so right now i'm 16 years old, about 5'2'' (done growing, haven't grown since about 7th grade) and 145 pounds. my bmi is 26.5, which is considered overweight. i'd like to get down to around 115-120 pounds, so my bmi would be in the healthy range. i was just wondering if this diet would be healthy...it all fits into the South Beach Diet Phase 1, but i'm a vegan, so i didnt know if it would still be healthy...

    breakfast: smoothie made of: 1/5 container silken tofu, 1 Cup unsweetened soymilk, 2 Tbsp hershey's unsweetened coco powder, 3 Tbsp flax seeds, vanilla extract and Splenda to taste

    snack: 15 almonds

    lunch: salad made of: spinach, romaine, cucumber, red bell pepper, 1/2 Cup chick peas, 1 tsp olive oil and red wine vinegar. and soup made of: 1 Cup vegetable broth, 1/4 Cup textured vegetable protein, and 1 stalk celery

    snack: 1/2 Cup broccoli, 1/4 Cup red bell pepper, 1 stalk celery with 2 Tbsp classic hummus. and 1 1/2 Tbsp (1/2 serving) soy protein mixed in 8 oz water

    dinner: 1/2 Cup Boca meatless "ground beef", 1/2 Cup black beans, 1/4 Cup diced tomatoes and chiles, 1 1/2 Cups spinach

    dessert: 1 sugar-free popsicle

    so that all adds up to:
    *around 1200 calories
    *44g fat
    *16g sugar
    *64g fiber
    *90g protein

    and i'll be taking a multivitamin and b12 supplement each morning. and drinking at least 64 oz ice water every day.

    i'll also be working out every day, doing about 45 minutes of intense cardio and taking a 2-3 mile walk at a normal pace. i'll also add in some weight training with a bowflex and free weights.

    so is that a healthy diet plan? will i still lose 14 pounds in 2 weeks like the South Beach Diet book says? oh, and if anyone has some good toning exercises for abs/butt/thighs...that would be appreciated!!

    thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      I think you'll starve if you eat only that. Don't be afraid to eat more, it is the quality of what you eat not the calories or the quantity that counts. 100 calories from a tomato and 100 calories from a hamburger are very different type of calories for example. 100 calories from a tomato cannot make you fat, but a hamburger will. Don't rely on the calorie number, it does not represent things accurately.

      "breakfast: smoothie made of: 1/5 container silken tofu, 1 Cup unsweetened soymilk, 2 Tbsp hershey's unsweetened coco powder, 3 Tbsp flax seeds, vanilla extract and Splenda to taste"

      This is all good except the splenda. Never use splenda to sweeten, it's bad for health. The body cannot digest sucralose because it's 100% chemical and man-made, the body transforms into fat everything it cannot digest. Sucalose has also been known to attack the brain. Use natural honey, natural maple syrup or stevia. They all taste sugary but are not harmful to health and don't cause weight gain.

      "snack: 15 almonds"
      This is good, but I suggest eating 30 of them.

      "lunch: salad made of: spinach, romaine, cucumber, red bell pepper, 1/2 Cup chick peas, 1 tsp olive oil and red wine vinegar. and soup made of: 1 Cup vegetable broth, 1/4 Cup textured vegetable protein, and 1 stalk celery"
      Make the 1/2 cup chick peas into 1 cup, and add some quinoa.

      "snack: 1/2 Cup broccoli, 1/4 Cup red bell pepper, 1 stalk celery with 2 Tbsp classic hummus. and 1 1/2 Tbsp (1/2 serving) soy protein mixed in 8 oz water"
      Good

      "dinner: 1/2 Cup Boca meatless "ground beef", 1/2 Cup black beans, 1/4 Cup diced tomatoes and chiles, 1 1/2 Cups spinach"
      Make 2/3 and 2/3 cups (boca, black beans), add much more vegetables.

      "dessert: 1 sugar-free popsicle "
      Sugar-free means it either has aspartame, which is dangerous, or sucralose which is not good. You should try making your own popsicles using what I said earlier, honey, etc.

      It would also be a good idea to drink your water with organic tea or herbal tea. It's a good way to get additional nutrition for little effort.

  3. 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:

  4. 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!

  5. QUESTION:
    I want to lose 30 lbs Help?
    Im 16 years old, I'm female, i weigh 160 and I want to weigh 130-135. I'm pretty sure that's at a healthy weight and I don't want to be any lower/higher that 130-135. I want to lose this in about 2-3 months. I've tried a few times in the past and I've never been able to stay on track with a diet and a workout plan. I tend to lose the motivation and I don't know how or what to stick to.
    I already drink mostly water, I don't like much else, I eat to much chinese food though :/ because I work at a restaurant and it's free. I don't eat a lot of junk food.
    I don't really know what kind of a workout plan to follow, I just know my all around body needs to lose fat.
    ANY help please. Something that you've tried and worked and helped keep it all off?
    Please :/ Im pretty desperate for help

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  6. QUESTION:
    Is this a good, healthy plan to lose weight, get in shape and stay that way?
    I'm 18 and about forty pounds overweight. I've tried a lot of diet plans and workout schemes in my life before, and I'd given up for a long time. Now I've started going to the gym with friends five days a week, and I was wondering if this plan will help me lose weight in a healthy way and, if I follow it, help me stay more lean and toned.

    Note: I go to the gym at night, can't do running exercises (bad knees) and am very much a beginner!

    Monday, Wednesday, Friday:
    In the afternoon, do a thirty minute free-weight session in my room for arms, abs and back.
    Go to the gym, do 20-30 minutes of cardio on the elliptical or bike, and do weight machines for arms, abs and back.

    Tuesday and Thursday:
    Do 20-30 minutes of cardio on the bike or elliptical, then do legs and butt exercises on weight machines.

    I'm also eating healthier, but I don't want to go on a diet or cut food out because I won't stick to it.

    Will this help me lose weight and get in shape?
    Thanks in advance for your opinions!

    • ANSWER:
      You can do all the exercising you want, but if you consume more calories than what you burn via exercise and just living (it's amazing how many calories you burn by just living) you will not lose any weight. My suggestion, after losing 90lb myself this past year, is to do a combination of both exercise and diet change. Not just a crash diet, but a real lifestyle diet change. One that would be very beneficial to the point that you keep going even after you are done losing weight. The best foods, in my opinion, are any whole foods like fresh fruit and vegetables. If you slowly add these foods into your diet while at the same time reduce the processed foods, you'll be able to lose a lot of weight and should be able to stick with it. I know it's hard to do, but once you get used to it, you'll really enjoy whole foods over the processed stuff.

  7. QUESTION:
    Is this a good diet to lose weight ?
    So i went from no gym no exercise and eating fast food and drinking sodas everyday to eating healthy.

    I dont have no specific diet plan but here is what i have been eating. Will this help me lose weight?

    Morning: Fat Free Eggs With Bell Peppers & a Small Side of Brown Rice, With 1 ketchup sauce packet. Followed by water.

    Afternoon Sugar crave: Fat Free Vanilla Yogurt, Frozen Unsweetended Strawberrys, Organic Tripple Berry Gornola mix

    4:00Pm 2 Turkey Patties No Bread And a small salad Mixed.

    Accompanied by lots of water drinking through out the day.

    I also started hitting the gym again and im working on my traps, arms, legs.

    I dont eat late anymore at all, No more soda either.

    When can i see results if i keep this up?

    Any food suggestions/substitutions please feel free to suggest to me

    • ANSWER:
      If this meal plan keeps you full, it sounds great! If I ate this amount of calories ever day, I would probably be extremely hungry by the end of the day. The morning and afternoon meals sound good, but you should eat more at the 4:00 pm meal. If you added whole wheat bread to the turkey patties, it would give you some extra fiber, which would hep keep you full. If you get hungry between meals or after dinner, you could have some fruit with 2 tbsp of peanut butter, yogurt, or something else. If you're hungry, eat. It will prevent you from overeating in the future. Also, if you're craving something, allow yourself to have a little bit of it. For example, if you're craving ice cream, scoop one scoop of ice cream into a bowl, eat it, and then wait about half an hour. Usually, the craving will go away.

  8. QUESTION:
    Looking to lose about weight, help please!?
    Im 16 years old, I'm female, i weigh 160 and I want to weigh 130-135. I'm pretty sure that's at a healthy weight and I don't want to be any lower/higher that 130-135. I want to lose this in about 2-3 months. I've tried a few times in the past and I've never been able to stay on track with a diet and a workout plan. I tend to lose the motivation and I don't know how or what to stick to.
    I already drink mostly water, I don't like much else, I eat to much chinese food though :/ because I work at a restaurant and it's free. I don't eat a lot of junk food.
    I don't really know what kind of a workout plan to follow, I just know my all around body needs to lose fat.
    ANY help please. Something that you've tried and worked and helped keep it all off?
    Please :/ Im pretty desperate for help

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  9. QUESTION:
    Is this a good workout and diet plan? How much weight will I lose and how long will it take me to do it?
    Diet:
    1)no red meat, only chicken, turkey, and fish
    2)lots of water
    3)healthy foods like salad, fruits, veggies, whole grains
    4)3 meals and 1 snack everyday
    5)no unhealthy foods like sweets and junk food
    6)1 free day a week
    7)semi low carb style
    8)low calorie style
    9)eat until full and eat slowly so you know when you're actually full
    10)only drink water, milk, and healthy fruit drinks(homemade ones, like smoothies or from a juicer)

    Workout plan: (6 days a week for about 1 hour and 10 or 20 minutes)(1 day off-same day as the day off from diet)

    stretching(before and after exercise)(arms, stomach, back, legs, glutes, neck)

    30 minutes a day of run/jog/walking(around my block I will run 1 whole block around, jog 1, then walk 1, then run 1, and so on)

    30 minutes of conditioning(crunches,side crunches, pushups, tricep dips, back reaches, superman move(for back), donkey kicks, sit down squats, inner thigh lifts, hip lifts)

    • ANSWER:
      It all depends on how well you actualy stick to it. You can do great all week with your eating, then gain 5 lbs on you day off because you feel the need to indulge. If you allow yourself yo eat what you want, but in smaller portion sizes, you can definetly lose weight.

      Lauren <3

  10. QUESTION:
    I just started a new diet today and want to know if its feasible and healthy enough to lose weight.?
    So, like i said, i just started it today. Im eating 2 hard boiled eggs, banana and other fruit in the mornings for breakfast. And for lunch and dinner, im eating a baked potatoe and a big salad with cheese, bacon bits and ranch. Im in the army, so i work out regularly and want to lose weight as fast as possible. Does this diet plan sound healthy enough to do so, and if theres any suggestions anyone might have to offer, feel free to speak your mind. Thanks.

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  11. QUESTION:
    what is the average daily calorie intake for a healthy diet?
    I'm working on a diet plan to lose weight and tracking my progress in a free online calorie count/health and fitness website, but I don't even know what my daily calorie limit should be.

    • ANSWER:
      height. weight. age. sex. activity level. no one can even guess without info. i,m 63, 5'10", 230 lbs., and go to the gym almost every day. i need over 1800 cals to maintain.

  12. QUESTION:
    can anyone suggest ameat free healthy eating plan ?
    i do not eat meat or meat substitutes such as tofu etc, i do eat fish but struggle to eat healthily i need a diet plan not to lose weight just to be healthy and get all my nutrients etc, any advice or links would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      These are just some meal/snack ideas:
      *Grilled salmon with lemon juice and a big green salad.
      *Canned tuna with rice, cucumber and avocado, dressed with fresh sqeezed lemon juice.
      *When hungry eat nuts or dried fruit.
      *Crackers with guacamole is delicious, but other dips, such as hommus, are probably better for you.
      *Toast with light cream cheese instead of butter.
      *Fruits! Never underestimate the good ol' banana!
      Lindy, the 'fats' found in fish are essential to our health and brain function. The omega three fatty acids keep bones and joints strong and help make up brain tissue and keep it strong. If you don't eat fish, then I really hope your diet is littered with vitamin supplements.

  13. QUESTION:
    Can going on a diet to lose weight effect brain power and revision?
    Does losing weight and starting a healthy fat free diet effect your ability to revise and take in information, as planning to do this even though exams are next month. Thank you :)

    • ANSWER:
      lack of protein will hurt brain power. If you like diet info here is my findings.
      After spine surgery I gained 60 plus lbs. From family being nice and giving me all the things I wanted. From the surgery I could not exercise and walking was a chore. So with spine damage and no chance at exercise I remembered what my high school coach told me.
      “It calorie in and calorie burned” The way to burn weight is burn more than you take in. If you do this you will loose weight. So I counted calories and I nearly starved.
      I started reading the diets out there. Atkins and south beach. Tried Atkins and lost weight. After loosing several lbs I shared the diet with friends and it worked for them as well. One fellow went from size 48 to 38 pants, stopped taking BP medication and stopped taking diabetes medication. Ate eggs and bacon for breakfast and life was good. I just had trouble holding to the diet. In time I gained the weight back. After the yo-yo dieting and radical eating soups and such, I started to do the common sense diet.
      I found something that works and I plan to write a book on it. In the mean time I am will to share this much. The more your bowels work the better you will feel. Turn your diet into a high fiber diet and the more you eat the more you will loose. I find that “Total” raisin Bran will speed your digestion. So eat two or three bowel per day. Salads of fresh veggies will help as well. Yes, use dressing of some type and you need fats. Whole milk, (have documentation to prove it). And Metamucil in the mornin and after noon will help clean your bowels and keep you going. In time you will be able ot eat most any thing you like (as long as it makes you poop) and eat all you like. Things like steak with fat and good cuts of meat. Stay away from burgers and processed foods. Chicken meat and good cuts of pork are OK.
      If you snack at night eat the Raisin bran and it will move you in the morning. No white bread, high grain breads are OK.
      You need to eat 5 or 6 times per day. From early morning on. Eat small meals and in the am add fresh fruits.
      I promise you will loose weight and in time start feeling much better. I have given this info to many people and all have lost weight,. None have had medical problems from it.

      I wish you the best.

  14. QUESTION:
    is this a healthy diet if i want to lose weight?
    i'm 17 years old, female, 5'6, 139 pounds.

    breakfast:
    yogurt cup, 60 calories

    lunch:
    1/2 cup lettuce
    1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese
    6 baby carrots
    10 cherry tomatoes
    green pepper slices
    1 medium apple
    1/2 cup skim milk

    snack:
    yogurt cup, 60 calories

    dinner:
    chicken breast
    1/2 cup brown rice
    1 cup watermelon cubes
    1/2 cup corn, tomato, and avacado salad
    1/2 slice wheat bread

    exercise:
    45 minutes running
    25 minutes biking
    15 minutes rowing machine
    15 minutes hand weights
    10 minutes abs
    15 minutes toning

    and i drank plenty of water.

    what do you think? is this a good plan? i think i'm getting about 1000-1200 calories.

    • ANSWER:
      For your height, I think 1000-1200 is too few calories, especially considering the amount of exercise you're putting in. You'd lose weight even if sedentary on 1200 calories. I'd bump up the calories to 1800-2000. Otherwise it looks fine.

  15. QUESTION:
    Free Weight Plans & Diet Plans For Me And My Boyfriend?
    I'm looking for an online program that me and my boyfriend can do. I want one where I can fill out a lot of detailed info such as our age, height, weight and etc. We are both trying to lose a little weight, get in shape and just get healthy because with our lifestyle, we wake up sick. HELP =]

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  16. QUESTION:
    Hi, Is there anyone out there familiar with the Weight Watchers diet plan?
    My best friend is a member and she loves this program. It's not a diet but rather a healthy lifestyle. I only need to lose about 15 pounds so I don't really want to join (no time either) but I was wondering if anyone could send me a list of the "free" foods and some food with points. Oh, by the way, I'm a vegetarian too. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks and have a great day!

    • ANSWER:
      dotties weight loss zone is a good place to find point values and i think she has an explanation of the points system on there.

  17. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy diet plan?
    I keep a journal and I write down everything I eat, so I keep track and won't overeat. This is what I ate in 2 weeks:

    First Week
    Breakfast: half orange or grapefruit with 1-2 boiled eggs

    Day1
    Lunch: apple and pear
    Dinner: cooked chicken breast without oil

    Day2
    Lunch: baked chicken
    Dinner: 2 boiled eggs, salad (cabbage, tomatoes, carrots, etc), 1 toast, and grapefruit

    Day3
    Lunch: white cheese (fat free) , toast, tomatoes
    Dinner: cooked meat (without oil)

    Day4
    Lunch: 2 apples
    Dinner: cooked meat (without oil)

    Day5
    Lunch: 2 boiled eggs, cooked vegetables
    Dinner: baked fish

    Day6
    Lunch: 3 pears
    Dinner: baked chicken, big salad

    Day7
    Lunch: cooked chicken, tomatoes, cooked vegetables, 1 orange
    Dinner: cooked vegetables

    Second Week
    Breakfast: half an orange or grapefruit with 1-2 boiled eggs

    Day1
    Lunch: 2 boiled eggs, salad
    Dinner: 2 boiled eggs, 1 orange

    Day2
    Lunch: cooked chicken, salad
    Dinner: 2 boiled eggs, 1 grapefruit

    Day3
    Lunch: cooked chicken, cucumbers
    Dinner: 2 boiled eggs, an orange

    Day4
    Lunch: 2 boiled eggs, white cheese (fat free), cooked vegetables
    Dinner: 2 boiled eggs, 1 grapefruit

    Day5
    Lunch: baked fish
    Dinner: 2 boiled eggs

    Day6
    Lunch: cooked chicken (without oil), tomatoes, 1 orange
    Dinner: fruit salad (oranges, apples, peaches, cantaloupe)

    Day7
    Lunch: cooked or baked chicken, tomatoes, 1 grapefruit
    Dinner: (same as lunch)

    I eat alot of eggs and chicken for protein and drink alot of water. Is this a healthy diet? I'm also working out 30 minutes 4 times a week to lose weight.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, that's certainly a rigorous diet. But it depends on how much you weigh. You are clearly trying to avoid carbohydrates. You are probably not getting enough calories, especially if your exercise includes cardio. I would add some complex carbs, like a bowl of oatmeal, to your breakfast, and perhaps your lunch as well. It's good to have complex carbs early in the morning so your brain has some fuel for the day.

  18. QUESTION:
    Will I lose weight by doing this diet-plan? Read inside! Need to lose 10 pounds in a month!?
    I'm 18, 5 foot 2 and 120 pounds.
    I need to be 110.

    I'm not fat, I'm actually kind of thin, but my body disgusts me. I have SO much cellulite, I have CANKLES, my legs jiggle at like 20mph with even the slightest movement. It's not attractive at all. I have dimples, wrinkles and just cottage cheese all over my legs, and I'm not even overweight.

    My plan is :

    Consume 1,100 to 1,300 calories every day of only HEALTHY food. Lean meats, vegetables, some carbs like pasta and bread but only a little bit, fruits, granola bars, dairy, etc.

    Something like :
    one egg, remove half of the yolk, put it on one slice of wheat bread with a laughing cow cheese wedge (35 calories) and eat a nature valley sweet&salty peanut granola bar with it and a starbucks light (100 calories) mocha frap 9.5 oz for breakfast.

    banana and 80z orange juice as a snack.

    small grilled chicken salad with the 10 calorie dressing for lunch.

    a sugar free popsicle as a snack.

    a turkey burger with cheese (no bun) and 2 cups of caulifower, broccolli and string bean mix cooked with two teaspoons of olive oil for dinner.

    and some baby carrots, or ovaltine (healthy chocolate milk mix) for a snack.

    and for exercise i would :

    walk two miles 5 days a week, regular speed.
    and go to the gym 4 days a week for 45 minutes, doing the bike machine on regular/slow speed for 30 minutes and 3 sets of 15 leg presses on 30 pounds each.

    than go home, do some mindless dancing, crunches, arm weights, anything for about 20 minutes.

    WILL I LOSE WEIGHT LIKE THIS?

    • ANSWER:
      Never eat less than 1200 calories a day and that's only if you getting absolutely no exercise. You yourself should probably be eating about 1400-1600 calories a day if you want to lose weight. I know you think you're beating the system if you're eating less but you're just going to be screwing yourself over because you're slowing down your metabolism and making it more likely that you'll binge. Also I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news but for someone your size, 10 lbs in a month is not a realistic goal, even if you meet it it will probably be a lot of water weight lost and not actual fat. Try to aim for 1-2 lbs a week which for someone not overweight is already a lot, and it's a lot more likely that the weight will stay off and come off consistently.

  19. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy diet plan for me?
    I am 15 about 145 pounds and 5'5. I decided i wanted to lose 15 pounds to get to my target weight. Just so I will be fitter, and healthier, no an anorexic thing. So, I plan to eat 1/8 cup peanuts 3/4 cup cheerios, a fat free milk for my lunch. My breakfast is usually small and only a soda, or a piece of toast w/ jelly. My dinner usually consists of a Fat free bean burrito, or just a tortilla, or sandwich etc.
    I am a vegetarian, and I will not eat any meat, but eggs and milk are good. Am I doing this right?

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  20. QUESTION:
    Is there anywhere on-line to get free diet help?
    I am getting to be quite overweight and i need help. I am looking for a daily lis of things to eat and resonable excersise that will help me start losing weight. I have the drive to do it, but i have no clue as to what a real healthy diet plan would be like. Any help would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      sparkpeople.com. this site is totally free and will set up a weekly workout plan for u based on exercises u pick, will set up a daily/weekly 3 meal a day plan, they have chat so u can hookup with people around u if u want, along with weekly challenges and u earn points for staying on track. Check it out its helping me.

  21. QUESTION:
    Will I lose weight by this diet and exercise plan??
    Ok so here is what I had today:
    1 bowl of special k blueberry cereal with fat free milk
    1-2 handfuls of mixed nuts
    1 apple
    1 pear
    2 cups of weight watchers nonfat yogurt
    1 banana

    I am planning to lose 10 pounds by the end of December (I weigh 135 and am 5'6). I also eercise (Run) at least 1 hour a day (Sometimes 2 hours). Sometimes, I might have an extra cup of yogurt with a ziploc bag of fruit or lean deli turkey meat when I have school, but for the most part this is my diet. Can I reach my goal weight? Oh and why am I gaining weight? I realized this morning that I actually gained 2 pounds. I only eat fruits, veggies, nuts, and healthy foods and I exercise 6-7 days a week. Why did I gain weight?Thx

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  22. QUESTION:
    a healthy way (diet) to lose weight?
    any websites (free) or a workout plan? help to stop munching!?

    • ANSWER:
      tips:
      eat only when your hungry
      when there's a little bit of grwoling in your tummy
      drink loads of water
      get some cardio in every day
      stick to protein and veggies if your looking to lose weight
      Im serious!!!!
      this shit works!!
      eat onyl when hungry and eat only protein and veggies

  23. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a great FREE diet plan online?
    I'm wanting to lose weight but in a healthy way. I dont want to spend alot of money on a plan that may not work though.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many different diet plans just please don't go with Atkin's or a liquid diet. Don't over restrict your calories because this will slow down your metabolism and produce more cortisol a fat storing hormone. A lot of diets are crash diets as well that are unhealthy so if something promises a huge loss real quick I guarantee its unhealthy. One of my favorite websites is http://bodybuilding.com they have free information on everything you can think of to do with health and fitness. Besides following a plan watching your saturated fats and sugar. 15-30 minutes a day for 3-4 times a day of cardio like walking to running depending on your activity level you have now will make a huge difference as well. Drinking lots of water like a gallon a day is really good for you as well to flush out toxins and it also makes your body reduce its water weight by flushing out access water weight. In a month alone you will feel a huge difference in just drinking a gallon of water a day. NEVER buy diet books or plans online there are plenty of free ways that have the same information or better.

  24. QUESTION:
    Will this diet and exercise plan be effective in helping me lose weight?
    Will this diet and exercise plan be effective in helping me lose weight?

    Daily exercise: 2 mile walk, 300 star jumps, 100 crunches, 100 push ups

    Breakfast: apple and black coffee, no sugar or cream
    Lunch: salad, tuna and 99% fat free mayonnaise, water
    Snack: fat free crackers, black coffee if i fancy one
    Dinner: fat free minestrone soup, water

    basically i'm just trying to shape up after a month of too much drinking, lack of exercise and unhealthy excessive eating. i plan on doing this for 2 weeks, then settling into healthy eating and daily exercise habits, not as intense though. i am trying to lose 3 to 5 kilos [i weigh about 62 at the moment, and 5'6 tall], but i'm not too worried about numbers on the scales, more so the bloated appearance of my stomach.

    i'm no health expert so any tips would be really appreciated on how to maintain self control and dicipline and any pointers to improve the exercise or diet. just tell me what you think!

    • ANSWER:
      There are more tips and info.
      How to lose weight naturally has been in debate for years.

      Some say low carb. Some say high carb. Some say it's how much food. Some say it's how much exercise. But none of these covers the whole picture.

      How to lose weight naturally is not rocket science. It just takes accepting the facts of these seven natural laws of weight loss, plus good old-fashioned stick-to-itiveness.

      Seven Laws of How to Lose Weight Naturally

      1. Make a commitment to whatever it takes.
      2. Start from a foundation of happiness.
      3. Design your own healthy diet plan.
      4. Manage your emotions.
      5. Find a way to exercise daily.
      6. Keep a Journal.
      7. Be persistent.

      - Healthy life every day!

  25. QUESTION:
    Will I lose weight with this diet?
    I am 18, male, and weight 180. I am trying to eat a lil' more healthy. No more fast food, no more pop (soda), no more candy! If I do go to McDonald's or something I'll get that Fruit & Walnut Salad or something very lite like a salad with fat free dressing. I do eat a lil' white turkey meat here & there and only really drink Green Tea, water, 7 a lil milk. I do walk for about a mile or two each day.

    Heres what I've been eating mostly (Smaller Portions of course & I dont eat this at once! lol):
    Crackers & Cheese
    Salad (Baby Lettuce w/ Crutons)
    Wild Rice
    Mashed Potatoes (Instant - No Gravy & No Butter)
    Fresh Fruit, not canned fruit (apples, pears, grapes)
    White Turkey Meat (No Pork, or Beef)
    Toast (No Butter)
    Baked Potato w/ Ranch Dressing (No Butter, no Sour Cream)
    And some other things that are not beef or fried foods...

    It this a good diet plan and will I loose weight?

    If there are some foods that I listed that are not good for me, what are they?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      get rid of the potatoes and rice etc, thats going to add fat fast, eat plenty or chicken or turkey, good lean beef and lean ham or lean porkchops are fine, make sure its baked or broiled and no skin on your chicken breast. eat lots and lots of green veggies, broccoli, green beans, some peas, snow peas are great, carrots, squash, salad greens, and so on, large ammounts of it, and raw fresh fruits . crackers are not all that good but whole wheat triscuit crackers are the best and make sure its low fat cheese. good luck

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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.

  27. QUESTION:
    planning on changing my physical appearance by losing weight excercise-free. I have a few questions tho..?
    First of all, heres some info about me: Im 15 and 5"7, im around 4kg overweight. During my summer holidays my parents left to go on holiday and left me with my 18 year old brother at home. For four weeks we have lived on fast food including kebabs, pizzas, chips, chocolate digestives and fizzy drinks. Recently i've discovered that my stomache has came out more and im developing manboobs :(

    1) I've ben doing 50 situps bent-legged and 50 situps straight-legged every day before i sleep for the past 4 days. Is this necessary?

    2) Will I see a difference in my physical shape in 7 days if i change my diet to noodles, juice, pasta, spaghetti and other healthy food? (No excercise or breakfast.

    3) Will the fact that I poo once every 2-3 days PURELY because i decide to hold it in effect my progress?

    4) I sleep around 6 hours a day, will this effect my progress?

    But the main question is, will i lose weight if i improve my diet phenomenally without excercising?

    Thanks for taking your time reading this, advice is always welcome! :)
    Haha that made me lol :P
    Do i NEED to excercise? or is it just easier if i do? because i tried it and im sick of going in the shower every day >_< (thx for answering by the way, clearly ur knowledgable :)
    Oh, ktown just answered that :)

    thx everyone
    appreciate the motivation :D
    Can somebody give me examples of food i SHOULD eat?

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    What is a good free website that can make up an individual diet plan?
    i am trying to lose weight by exorcising and making healthier choices but i want to be able to have a set plan to follow. i also have a 2 year old to cook for at night and i need things that i can have on the go because i work full time and am also in school. any ideas?

    PS. i would like to lose 35 lbs by june. =D

    • ANSWER:
      You should combine diet and exercise for best and fast results.
      Choose healthy foods you like and replace unhealthy ones you eat in a day with them. Drink lots of water. Stay away from fat and sugar. Dont eat after 7pm. Eat 5 small meals in day, including snacks, not 3 big ones. Eat grilled and boiled foods, not fried and fastfoods. Here is a sample diet plan;
      Breakfast: Slices of tomatoes, a piece of cheese, 4 5 olives, 2 egg whites and green tea
      Snack: nuts or fruits
      Lunch: Salad
      Snack again
      Dinner: Grilled chicken, turkey or fish and boiled vegetables or salad
      You should exercise for best, fast and permanent results. And support it with walkings or runnings. For helpful articles about weight loss, nutrition and exercise and free diets take a look at http://www.diettipsandfitness.com/
      Good luck:)

  29. QUESTION:
    Lose weight diet and Workout out routine?
    hEllo yahooer's =D

    A month ago i plateaued on losing weight. i went from 210 lbs to 165 lbs [2 lbs per week]. so this month of my weight never went down until now im still weighing 165 lbs. so im starting to change my eating and exercise routine. i really need help getting to 150 lbs or lower for healthy weight.
    here is my planned exercise routine:
    5:30-6:30 -cardio run/walk/jog
    after that i drink 1 cup of water and then 1 cup of fat free milk.
    7:30 - i eat my breakfast , 1/2 cup of oatmeal and apple
    after that i relaxed for 2 hours
    10:00 - jump rope/jumping jacks for minute using interval like, 20 second jump rope/jumping jack 10 second rest. after that i do dumbell workout for 30 min and then i drink 1 bottle of water and then at
    12:00 i eat my lunch.. 2 slice of whole wheat bread + 1/2 cup of chicken + tomatoe + green leaf veges.. after that i relaxed drink water...
    3:00 i eat a kashi granola bar. .has like 6g of protein.. snack time
    and then..
    5 or 6 pm i eat meat + vegetable brocoli and tomato or green beans what ever vege we got in fridge..
    i really need help like tips from proffesional trainer since i dont have any money or time to hire and go to a trainer :(
    im 18 years old i started my lose weight determination since feb 2011 and will continue doing until i reach my healthy weight and + nice body :} i'm trying to get a lean body the heathy and natural way.. no supplements or anything like that..

    thank you

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    How is this diet/healthy eating plan?
    I am on a mission to lose weight by the end of the year. I weigh 185 lbs.now. Would like to lose 60 lbs. How is this for a diet or healthy eating?

    Breakfast: Coffee with cream and a smoothie. (Non fat yogurt, banana, peaches and a little orange juice).

    Snack: Pretzels with cottage cheese. Water.

    Lunch: Tuna Sandwich (2 pieces of 12 grain bread, nonfat ranch dressing, fat free swiss cheese, broccoli slaw, bell peppers and slices of onion. Green Iced Tea.

    Snack: Carrot juice

    Dinner: Chicken breast with tomato sauce, steamed vegetables (Asparagus, cauliflower, carrots and mushrooms) with garlic and seasoning. Green Iced Tea.

    Exercise: Walked up and down stairs 15 times.

    Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      I think you should cut back the coffee with cream because the cream can build up on fat. not saying you should never have it again, but just have it every once in a couple of days if you really want to start eating healthy. the smoothie is really good for breakfast. maybe some healthy cereal with milk would help instead of the coffee.

      depends how much cottage cheese you're eating, if its not a lot, (less then a cup) then its all good!

      the lunch is very healthy!

      snack is awesome for a healthy diet

      dinner is awesome because chicken increases your protein and veggies are always good in a diet.

      you should increase your exercises a little bit more, maybe go take a power walk or a jog outside for 30 minutes everyday? or just increase your walking up the stairs to about 25 times instead of 15.

      best answer would be greatly appreciated!!
      i really hope i helped, and good luck :)

  31. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy weight loss plan? PLEASE READ AND HELP!?
    So this is my diet during the day:

    Breakfast: A glass of skim milk and a granola bar.

    Snack: Banana.

    Lunch: Water and a sandwich( two slices of whole wheat bread, one slice of smoked turkey, two slices of fat free cheese).

    Dinner: Water, salad, and one and a half vegetarian sandwiches(with whole wheat bread and fat free cheese again, and vegetarian patties).

    Before bed: A glass of milk and a granola bar. Sometimes, I treat myself with some oreos.

    And somewhere during the day, I treadmill for about 25 minutes.

    Will this help me lose weight? I am 22, female, 5'2" and about 125 lbs right now. I want to drop 10 pounds.Also, how long will it take me to lose them with a diet like this? Should I cut out the Oreos too; are they just cancelling out the rest of my hard work?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah you will definitely lose weight with this weight loss plan. If you want faster results I suggest you skip oreos! Good luck!

  32. QUESTION:
    Which diet/ website helps the most with weight loss?
    I need to lose 14 pounds to obtain a healthy weight.

    I have already tried http://www.sparkpeople.com/ and it didn't work for me because I really need to have a structured diet plan.

    If it's a website it needs to be free.

    I heard the special K diet works. Has anyone tried it? How hard did you have to work?

    • ANSWER:
      My own! I created a diet all by my lonesome and lost 50 lbs. Three healthy meals a day and two snacks. Plus two liters of water. When I finally reach a plateau I joined weight watchers for a few weeks, and lost the weight I had gained back (10 lbs). I am now on my own again and happy to report I have lost another two lbs. So basically.
      Eat less. Move more. Even if the moving is just dancing around to a CD you love.

  33. QUESTION:
    Comfort ate way too much tonight, but gonna start diet tomorrow. This is my play, will I lose weight?
    Tonight I wound up comfort eating on a ton of crackers, cereal, cookies, peanut butter and frosting because I got totally emotional for personal reasons, and right now I'm totally beating myself up for it. But tomorrow I plan on starting a healthy diet, without any splurge days or comfort-eat days.

    I'm a 16 year-old girl, I'm only 5'2" but I weigh 130 lbs. I've done alot of dieting, and one diet actually got me to lose 5 lbs in two weeks, and I kept it off. And then I did that diet for so long, it stopped working, and I did other things. I got down to 124 lbs and I wanted to lose another 6 - 10 lbs. So I did the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD and I still ate healthy while doing it, but I gained 6 lbs so I'm back to 130. I'm pretty sure some of that is muscle though, cause I play alot of DDR and I have alot of muscle in my calves and I can feel alot in my thighs, and I noticed more in my thighs, arms and abs after I finished the DVD. So I'm trying to do a exercise routine that's mainly cardio, to burn the fat.

    I have a slightly pear/hour glass shaped body, but all of my fat is stored on my bum and my thighs, and I have a small layer of fat on my stomach as well, covering some slightly toned abs.

    My measurements are 36 inch bust, 29 inch waist and 39 inch bum, and I can hardly squeeze into a size 8 pants. I want to get them all down just a bit, especially my bum, I want it at about 36. That's only 3 inches, a reasonable goal if were to lose about 10 - 15 lbs before summer, like I'm hoping to.

    The foods I eat are oatmeal (unsweetened) , fruits (berries apples and bananas), vegetables, whole wheat breads and bagels, peanut butter, almonds, popcorn or sugar-free jello if i need a snack, healthy things like that. No meat though cause I'm a vegetarian. I'm gonna try to eat between 1200 - 1500 calories a day. And I also drink 3 glasses of green tea a day, and a lot of water, one liter after every half hour I work out, and more throughout the day.

    My workout, which I'll do everyday besides one day to give myself a break (I'll still keep active on that day though) will be a half an hour of using my exercise bike at 35 - 45 mph, which burns around 800 - 900 calories and then a half hour exercise routine that'll be something like this

    abs:
    50 reps of crunches
    30 reps of sit ups
    30 reps of reverse crunches
    60 reps of leg twists in a plank pose

    30 lunges
    30 squats
    100 walking lunges (50 per side)
    30 butterflies

    and a small cardio routine (12 minutes)

    I run in place for 3 minutes
    Then I do jump rope for 3
    Then I run for a minute and a half
    Jump for another 3
    And run for another minute and a half

    So if I follow through with this, will I lose the inches and the weight I want to by summer??

    Thanks soo much! :D

    • ANSWER:
      You're off to a decent start. Small steps are key to a lot of people as long as they're practical. You have a good exercise regimen planned out, but I'd probably start smaller. For instance, when I started focusing on my health, I jogged for a mere 10 minutes a day until I could handle 15 until I could handle 20 and so on. I also started off at only 3 days a week. It's difficult when you aren't used to exercising and you're looking a full hour in the face, almost everyday. But, if you start slowly, your body will not only adjust better, but you'll develop a habit and it'll become natural to want to do it more. Of course, if you can handle all of that without getting overwhelmed, then by all means, go for it.

      As far as diet's are concerned - think health, not weight loss. If you focus primarily on health, weight loss will come naturally. Believe it or not, you'd do best to cut out most breads and pastas. Look at the ingredients in some of these things. Whole wheat breads and bagels can still contain high fructose corn syrup and even if it digests more slowly, it's still likely to put on pounds. It's really not as healthy as they make it out to be. Most commercial peanut butters also still have added sugars, too. If you want bread, go for sprouted, Ezekiel bread. It's a bit more natural.

      Personally, I converted to a mostly raw food diet and dropped pounds like nobody's business. Basically, stick to raw foods - like fruits, veggies and nuts. Foods lose most of the nutrients when they're cooked so, by eating them raw, you're getting much more nourishment for your body. Not to mention, you'll be taking in lots of fiber, so those toxins and undigested portions of food will go through you instead of staying in you. I lost 15 lbs in 3 months and this was before I started exercising more regularly.

      So, yes, I think you have a good chance of losing 10-15 lbs by summer with your plan. I think that may be greatly accelerated if you cut out the whole wheat breads and try either sprouted bread or none at all. I also think if you stick to eating mostly raw foods, you're health will sky rocket and your weight will plummet further!

  34. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to lose weight and tighten up?
    I've never exercised in my life and I've never really been on a diet (though I generally eat fairly healthy already). Now that I'm getting older (24) my body is obviously changing and I want to nip it in the butt before I start going in a direction I don't want.

    My main problem is my belly, hips, and thighs. I'm still in healthy weight range, but a few more pounds and I'm out of that category I'm guessing (5'7" 150).

    I want to lose weight but I also want to slim down in my problem areas. I don't have much desire to bulk up.

    A gym close by has a circuit system in it as well as all the other full gym features (big cardio area, free weights, more machines, etc). My plan is to do some cardio (elliptical? treadmill? bike?) and do the 30 minute circuit.

    How can I make my workout most efficient? Should I warm up on the treadmill/elliptical first then do the circuit? Close with the cardio machines? Will the circuit work on my abs as well? What about stretching?

    • ANSWER:
      You'll always want to stretch before you start any workout. This loosens up your muscles and helps to prevent strains and muscle pulls. I usually when working out like to start (15min for warm-up) and end with cardio (30 min for solid close). I do target workouts for about 15 in the middle. Total workout is about an hour long. Cardio is the best for you. It gets your blood pumping EVERYWHERE which is beneficial to your whole body... Elliptical is not going to have as much strain on your knees and feet as the treadmill. You can also add weights on when doing those for a more effective work out. Do be careful though to start slow and build up gradually. Too much at once can hinder more than help because you'll be too sore to function the next day! Best of Luck!

  35. QUESTION:
    Lose weight while preparing for an important exam?
    I have a very hard professional exam in a month, so obviously my primary mission is studying. But at the same time I'd like to lose some weight. What I'm worrying about is that if I go on a diet, it's not be good for my brain; thus poor concentration and lack of energy may be some serious consequences.
    I am not fat at all, yet I look strong, athletic... My current diet is pretty healthy, I think. I don't normally eat meat, even though I am not a vegetarian. I must eat lots of veggies and fruits everyday, and drink a lot of tea or water. No snacks. And I am extremely picky on how much calories my food has; go with low-fat/fat-free food always. Plus, I work out like around 3 times a week, 40 minutes each time on treadmill.
    I have been doing this since the past 3 months when I was in college. I feel tired easily, is it because of my diet? Now I really need a healthier weight loss plan which can provides me with enough energy while I am preparing for the exam.

    Aiming at losing 5-8 pounds in one month.
    I am a female, 20-year-old, 175cm in height, 140 pounds.

    • ANSWER:
      If you have exams coming up, take it easy on the diet, the last thing you want is a foggy brain when taking an exam. If you are tired before, it's probably due to studying, so up your calories a bit maybe 100-200 while keeping your exercise the same. Fish oil and multivitamin also helps.

  36. QUESTION:
    Im on a diet, and ive got my diet plan... Do you think this will work. is this plan healthy?
    im 14 i want to lose weight fast!
    i have 3-4 weeks. i have alot of reasons why i want too.
    this is my plan so far..
    everyday for 3weeks.
    breakfast. yougurt, and a glass of milk and orange.
    Lunch anything at all that is healthy. low fat
    snacks, fruit, 99.9%fat free yougurt
    tea- some healthy meat or fish, salad or vegetables, and just stuff like that.
    im going to drink at least 6 cups of water a day.staying away from oils and sugar. eating nothing that has carbs or anything!
    excercising: im going to do 40 proper squats a day. 20 push ups a day. bicycles-40 a day. 250 proper situps a day, i can do it, done it for the past week. go on the tredmil for 20mins a day.
    If i do all this for 3 weeks straight, will i lose any weight?
    is this enough excercising to do a day?
    and is my menu okay?
    Thanks :)

    Main question- will this work?

    • ANSWER:
      yeah, that's awesome. and if you want to lose it even faster try jogging a mile every day. it's not as hard as you think! good job and good luck!

  37. QUESTION:
    im on a diet, and ive got my diet plan... Do you think this will work. is this plan healthy?
    im 14 i want to lose weight fast!
    i have 3-4 weeks. i have alot of reasons why i want too.
    this is my plan so far..
    everyday for 3weeks.
    breakfast. yougurt, and a glass of milk and orange.
    Lunch anything at all that is healthy. low fat
    snacks, fruit, 99.9%fat free yougurt
    tea- some healthy meat or fish, salad or vegetables, and just stuff like that.
    im going to drink at least 6 cups of water a day.staying away from oils and sugar. eating nothing that has carbs or anything!
    excercising: im going to do 40 proper squats a day. 20 push ups a day. bicycles-40 a day. 250 proper situps a day, i can do it, done it for the past week. go on the tredmil for 20mins a day.
    If i do all this for 3 weeks straight, will i lose any weight?
    is this enough excercising to do a day?
    and is my menu okay?
    Thanks :)

    Main question- will this work?

    • ANSWER:
      do 45 min on the treadmill.

      the safest weight loss per week is 2 lbs.

      a little overboard with the situps; btw crunches are better.

      do 3 reps of 15-25 sets of squats each day. 30 push-ups

      i would have more than one food for a snack. for ex: 1/2 cup beans and fruit, 1 tbsp peanut butter and fruit, 1/2 cup cottage cheese and fruit etc.

  38. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy diet/excersice plan for a 15 year old male?
    I am 15 and have lost a tremendous amount of weight in the past few months ( from 250 to 165 in total). I have been on a diet for a very long time and have been wondering if this workout/diet routine will get me into good shape and have a toned body.

    Food:
    Breakfast: Cerial (Special K) with fat free milk and a grapefruit
    Lunch: Usually a grilled chicken sandwhich with water or juice
    Dinner: Soup or a Turkey Sandwhich with whole grain bread
    Snack: An apple or some beef jerky after working out with a 100% whey protein shake

    Workout Routine:
    1 mile jog every day
    150 situps
    60 pushups
    3 sets of 1 minute pallaties
    5 sets of 7 curls with 30lbs weights (every other night)
    5 sets of 3 pullups every night (alternateing between bicep/lateral)

    Do you think this workout routine and diet is sufficent enough for a 6ft 1in male who is 15 years old?

    • ANSWER:
      If you where older I would say it's probably fine, but since you are still a growing boy...
      You need to put more protein in your diet. Don't rely on beef jerky for all your much needed protein. You are still growing, and so you need foods with lots of natural vitamins. Maybe put of few more healthy snacks in there, like more fruit or veggies. Try celery with peanut butter. Other then that, I say everything else looks fine. Good luck : )

  39. QUESTION:
    Can I lose weight on this diet?
    I was going through bunch of different diets and kind of mixed them together a bit.
    I'm 5'2, about 165 pounds, and I need to lose weight. I eat a lot of junk food and I honestly don't exercise at all. Hahah. I'm giving myself a 3 month goal.

    So, this is the plan I put together.

    Breakfast: Two eggs (either scrambled or boiled, whichever i'm in the mood for) and two pieces of low fat sausage.
    Lunch: one piece of honey wheat bread with three pieces of sliced turkey and an apple.
    Snack: sugar-free Jell-O! (:
    Dinner: Whatever my mom happens to cook, excluding any fried foods, as well as a handful of grapes.
    Only water to drink,thirty minutes of exercise a day, consisting of sit-ups and crunches, bike riding, and jogging every morning/ afternoon.

    Is this a healthy diet or is it one that I will definitely fail?

    And about how much weight could i lose per week?

    • ANSWER:
      you shouldn't ste yourself up on how much Weight you want to lose because you'll probably be disappointed loosing Weight and staying healthy shouldn't be to difficult don't overexercise i find people drop out very quickly all you need (though it will take a wile) is moderate exercise like walking for and hour doing day chores and activities count as well and you can snack but snack on fruits and vegetables and I think what you plan on eating should be fine don't over stress yourself follow the food pyramid if you can but don't expect immediate results, also keep in mind that after a wile to lose more Weight and get more muscle your going to have to increase your work out because your body will get yous to it but it shouldn't be necessary if you plan to just be healthy not muscular 3 months might not be enough time

  40. QUESTION:
    Any good, free diet plans?
    I need a diet plan. I'm 18, 5"3' and weigh 115 pounds.
    I want to lose some weight, mainly in my hip/butt area. A little on my stomach.
    Any good weight loss plans.
    Eating healthy, exercise... etc.

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a day. Message me for a week. Mark me as best answer for a month plan.

      One day meal plan:

      Breakfast - Smoothie with 1 cup of mixed berries, half a cup of milk, half a cup of ice cubes, and 1-1 and 1/2 scoops of protein powder. I use power bar vanilla flavor.

      Snack 1 - Protein bar. I use "23 grams of protein".

      Lunch - Sandwich with low fat meat, low sodium cheese, and whole wheat bread. Vegetables, or salad with low fat dressing.

      Snack 2 - Cooked soy nuts (salt them to add flavor).

      Dinner Option 1 - Cooked fish (halibut preferably) with low fat lemon sauce and long grain rice, plus mixed vegetables or salad. Add bread or a roll if you need more calories.

      Dinner Option 2 - Hard noodles that you boil, plus low fat meat sauce or tomato sauce. If neither appeals to you add pesto sauce. Plus bread or a roll for extra calories.

      Remember to drink 64 ounces of water per day, approximately 8 large glasses. This helps to make you feel full, quench thirst, and flush out any bad stuff inside you.

      This meal plan will not only help you build the muscle that you want, but shed any fat off you may have.

      Goodluck on your diet.

  41. QUESTION:
    I know this had been posted a lot but...How do I lose weight quickly and healthy?
    Yes..I've looked up prior stories and seen what people have said to the very question
    "How do I lose weight quickly while it still being healthy." I've learned a lot..I am looking for personal advice not just reading other peoples questions+answers..Anyhow. being honest here I used to be a size 6,7 which wasn't bad at all her a tall women like me, was around 150 back then..skinny, happy..then I got depressed stopped caring about personal appearance after a terrible violent break up with my old boyfriend, slowly then rather quickly I gained a gut, I was about 15-16 when I was very small and tall, I am now 19 and weigh to be 190, I am 5'9, I realize I am a "chubbier" girl now
    ..as in this society, for self-esteem reasons chubby girls like to be small..especially since attraction is based a lot on appearance to a male...not only that for not to further my weight and yet..
    lose it! I am motivated no more procrastinating about being depressed!

    I get the basics...I get that my basic "normal" intake is to maintain your personal calorie maintenance level, I've calculated mine to be about 2665...which is a lot, when your not exercising, and I haven't been..anyway, minus 500 calorie intake it comes to an estimate of a 2000 calorie typical diet, however...should I shoot for 1500 calorie diet? and exersice, and then burn off a once in a while cookie? not sure..I also know that Protein Powder is good because fiber is good all around.

    I've heard vitamin supplements are good, + such pills like Fish Oil, good for you too. Adding few carbs like 100% whole wheat bread, fruits and vegetables, oatmeal and the minor low fat snacks..
    I get a lot of it after reading a bit. And yet..not satisfied, I need some more advice to further make a diet plan. So far, most of the above eating right, exercising, supplements etc...

    I want to lose at least 40 pounds, but 30 is good too. 40 is the Ultimate goal, by my Birthday..
    October 7th this year, if I start a plan asap from today June 25th thats about 5 months away.
    Who knows?..maybe I can pull it off sooner with some help!

    -Thanks for listening+understanding.

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    • ANSWER:
      Here are some tips that will help you reach your goal!
      1. stock up on fruits and vegetables-- those have very few calories and DO taste good!
      2. Drink water instead of soda or juice.
      3. Try to eat whole wheat and potatoes. Those will keep your hunger at bay and not make you crave foods. Oh! But if you DO find yourself craving foods, have a small portion of it, don't try to avoid it completely, because the craving will only get stronger.
      4. make sure to pay attention to portion sizes too. it helps if you portion it out into a bowl that way you don't find your self eating too much at once. or even portion out your snacks a week in advance so you don't over eat.
      5. you should record what you eat in a journal. calculate the total number of calories you eat per day and determine if there is any junk you can cut out.
      6. to lose weight you might want to eat around 1500-2000 calories per day. DO NOT EAT LESS THAN 1000 CALORIES PER DAY!!!!!! Eating less than 1000 calories can actually cause your body to gain weight.
      7. Eating healthy low calorie meals with LOTS of exercise will help you lose weight! aerobic exercise such as running, swimming, biking, or gymnastics is a great way to loose weight as well!
      8. Get motivated! If ever you find your self not wanting to get up and go exercise, tell your self to get up and do it. Motivate yourself by thinking about how good you will look/feel if you just get up and do it!
      9. another motivational tip, once a week, take a day off and reward your self with something special like your favorite restaurant or something sweet like dessert!
      10. Don’t be afraid to drink tea, unsweetened tea has 0 calories and is full of antioxidants that will actually help you lose weight. There are also sweeteners such as Truvia that contain 0 calories and are good to add to tea if you like it sweet! :D

      REMEMBER: to lose weight you need to have a good diet AND exercise program having only one will not do you as much good as having both! :D

      this is a very easy plan to follow! as long as you stick to it! and don't give up! :D

      Good Luck!

  42. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy diet/exercise plan?
    I'm trying to tone-up and lose a few pounds here's what I ate today-
    Breakfast- (11:00) Jillian Micheals Whey Protein powder with milk
    Lunch- (2:00) 1 cup of fat-free cottage cheese
    Dinner- (5:00) Apple and a plum
    Here's what I did for exercise-
    Bas Rutten Muai Thai workout (round 1)
    10 min. Level 2 Abs workout from youtube
    50 dumbbell curls with 6.6 weights
    10 min legs from exercise t.v.
    50 more dumb ell curls
    100 front kicks (50 each leg)
    25 push ups
    walk/jog around the block
    and 25 more push-ups
    Is this under/overworking?
    Can I workout tomorrow too?
    PLEASE no rude answers! THX!

    • ANSWER:
      You're not eating enough. That's probably like 500 calories, which is crazy, considering the amount of exercise you do. You are under-eating and your metabolism is suffering. Once you reach your target goal and start eating normally, you will gain all that weight, because your metabolism isn't working as well and it won't be able to burn all your calories. You're also over-working a little bit, so just relax. You should also do at least 30 minutes of cardio. You're spot-toning, instead of trying to get rid of the fat on your body.

  43. QUESTION:
    Tone Up and Lose Weight?
    Okay, I REALLY want to shape up for my school year. I am fourteen and according to a BMI calculator, I am at a healthy weight for my age, height, and weight. But, I still feel insecure about my body. I have fat on my thighs & stomach and I aspire to lose about 20 pounds by September. What can I do to tone up those areas? Also, what would be the best weight loss plan or diet for me? Ideally, I would like to keep my boobs and my butt just the way they are. LOL. Right now, I am on a fat-free, sugar-free, and low carb diet but it's killing me because I can't eat crap.and then I have almost no energy to work out. Please don't be mean and give me appropriate answers that answer my questions. Thanks bunches!

    • ANSWER:
      Ok, I was about fourteen when I started feeling like I needed to tone up and lose weight. I did it all wrong, heres a good start for you, so you won't lose your butt and boobs.
      Don't cut out carbs completely, you will be too tired, grumpy and you wont be able to concentrate. Instead, any carbs you eat, i.e. pasta, rice, bread, etc. try to eat brown or granary. You need the carbs as this is what you burn when you exercise.
      Instead of going fat free, try to eat olive oil instead of butter, you can spread it on toast, put it on pasta, its really good for your skin, loads of vitamin E, stops you getting wrinkly.
      With your meat, fish (protein) portion, just have a little bit, the size of your palm and no bigger.
      Don't skip meals.
      Don't eat after 6.30pm.
      Don't drink any alcohol. I know you are only fourteen but I used to drink at your age so I just thought I would throw that in.
      Exercise every day for 30 mins. Walking briskly, dancing, swimming, whatever you like.
      Whatever you decide to do, dont make yourself ill. Keep focused on your goal. Don't starve yourself, remember if you do the 30 mins exercise a day and eat your carbs you will keep your butt and boobs, if you dont eat properly you will starve your body of nutrients and you will lose fluid and end up really boney and lethargic. And you will look ill, pale and it will just be rubbish. If you do that for 4 weeks, do some sit ups and other bum and thigh exercises (have a look on internet and try out different exercises) then you will be looking toned, healthy and you will be sweet. Best of luck x

  44. QUESTION:
    Is my nutrition dieting/exercising plan healthy?
    I currently weigh 112.8 pounds. I don't have a goal to lose a certain amount of weight, however I'm very unhappy with how my body shape is and I'm starting to feel insecure. I've been gaining weight in my upper arms, but most of my fat is going to my thighs and abdominal area. I take gym class 3-4 times a week and most of the time it's an hour. I don't rely on that gym class though because right after I have gym class I attend lunch and gain all the fat that I've just lost. The foods I've been eating lately are very unhealthy and I want to get out of it. A good month or two ago I was so content with my body but because now I'm starting to see a derastic change, I want to take the right steps to make myself feel and look good.. therefore I've come up with a diet and and exercising plan.
    Here's what I'm thinking:
    -Drinking a water bottle at every meal
    -Continue bring a bottle of water to school with me everyday and finishing I by the time I get home
    -Dance for an hour every day (I got this from a question someone posted and thought it was great lol)
    -Do 30 mins of elliptical everyday (I have one at my house)
    -Focus my meals on low-carbed foods, sugar free mini desserts, and lean meats
    -Wake up 1 hour before school starts and run on the tredmill (I also have one at my house)
    -Jog 35 times around my living room area in my house
    -Focus on 3 main meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner with 3 small and heathy snacks in between

    I love vegetables, lean meats, sugar-free anything, whole wheat, ect.. so I feel like that's a good thing because it's not like I'm depriving myself from something that I like. I'm a huge sweet tooth but my mom always buys 90 calorie pudding and I love those things and they fill me up for hours so that'll satisfy it. I know that working out a total of 2 hours and 40 minutes may seem like a lot, but I'm a pretty active person. I'm never bothered by waking up early so running on the tredmill before school isn't a problem for me. I'm happy with my nutrition/dieting plan but do you think it's healthy? Ad another thing, I'm not being pressured to lose weight. I'm confident but my body's beginning to take a turn that I don't like.. so I want to change it. My over all goal is to be healthy.. not to lose for example, 30 pounds by July 2nd at 6:00 P.M. So let me know if you think it will work and what I could improve on.. thank you :)

    • ANSWER:
      Get yourself some sugar-free gum to chew when you "just have to have" sugary, salty, fast, junk food. And drink LOTS of water. Aim for 96- 100 oz. thru out the day. And change up some of the puddings for fresh fruit that's easy to carry to school--orange, banana, apple etc. That kind of stuff.

      And add berries--strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries to breakfast (whole grain) cereal preferably one with a significant amount ofFibrer. Read the nutrition info on the box. You should be doing this for ALL food.

      When I am in a rush in the mornings I grab a "shake" to take out the door with me. Milk (1% or skimmed, frozen banana (this thickens it), ground flax seed OR raw oatmeal, a second fruit or fruityogurtt--eg. peach and "dessert" tofu--a flavor that compliments the second fruit.
      Delicious!!!

      Look on the internet. Some of my friends make "GREEN" shakes--no not for St. Patrick's Day. But they do contain spinach, kale and the like--leafy green and dark green veggies. Not sure about that mixture so I can't vouch for the favourablee" or favourablee" taste of these.

      DO NOT FORGET TO EAT BREAKFAST.

      A third suggestion for a good start to the day (when time permits) is scrambled eggs or an omlette with whole grain toast. I add celery, mushrooms and peppers to mine. Or you could stir fry the veggies separately and use egg for your protein as lunch or supper meal.

      Don't forget either that not all fat is BAD fat!! Find some PB or almonds,avocadoo and olive orsesamee oil to add to salads, stir-fry and snacks/desserts.

  45. QUESTION:
    I need to lose 40 pounds. Im a 15 year old girl. Any tips?
    Im 15 and i weigh 180 pounds. Im suppost to weigh around 140. So i need to lose about 40 pounds. Im on a type budget so i need a cheap way to lose weight. If not free. Any advice? Oh..And i dont do diet plans from tv or pills. Only healthy ways please.

    • ANSWER:
      The diet pills don't do much anyways. Go for a jog/run in the morning if you can. This way, you're blood sugar is fairly low and you will begin burning fat quickly. DO NOT run on an empty stomach though. Have a little fruit or something a half-hour before you run. Your diet may also need some changing.

  46. QUESTION:
    i am thirteen and need to lose some weight. ?
    i am 13 and i weigh 140 pounds and im 5'3. i would really like to lose some weight, especially in my stomach and thighs. i really want to be able to wear a two piece on the lake with my friends this summer. i need some healthy diet plans for kids my age and some exercises i can do without any exercise equipment. i think i just let my appetite take over, and that's why i gained the extra weight. please hurry! i want to start as soon as possible. and please use words that a 13 year old would understand. websites to go to would be great to. and remember, free please!!

    • ANSWER:
      Drink water. Cut out the sodas, stops at mickey dee's, snacks before bed. If you get hungry and want a snack after dinner, make it a light one. Heavy foods right before sleep aren't healthy. There are flavored waters. Propel is my favorite and there are many flavors. Being 13-you shouldn't worry so much about weight, but I understand. Drink a glass of water before you eat, it will fill you up a bit, and water is good for you. Drinking other liquids is good. Have a milkshake. Just blend milk and some fruit. Tomato juice or V8 is good. No diet drinks. You are only 13. Snack on some celery with just a little ranch. Yogurt covered raisins are yummy. But don't obsess about weight, you are young. Have fun, and if you're friends are more worried about your weight than you, then move on. Take care and have fun in life. Also, maybe you could ask your parents. Of course they will tell you don't worry about weight, but there is no harm in asking.

  47. QUESTION:
    Will my diet plan help me reach my goals in a healthy manner?
    Hello,

    I'm 5'4 and weight 160lbs. I workout 2-4 times a week, depending on the week. I would really like to get down to 135lbs by March 2011, however I have a short term goal of losing close to 10lbs in 3weeks. I've done from reading and have decided to change up my diet. What are your thoughts? Do you think i'll be able to achieve my goals with what I'm doing and is this healthy?

    TYPICAL DAILY MEAL PLAN

    Breakfast 7am - Slim Fast Shake
    Snack 9am - Fat Free Publix Yogurt w/ Low Sugar Granola
    Lunch 11:30am - Lean Turkey Chilli/ Sweet Potato & Can of Tuna
    Snack 1:30am - Carrots/Strawberries/Low Fat Cheese Stick
    Snack 3:30pm - Carrots/Strawberries/Low Fat Cheese Stick
    Dinner 5:00pm - Slim Fast Meal Bar (in the car)
    Snack 7:00pm - Banana
    WORKOUT
    Post Workout 8:30pm - Protein Shake - 1 scoop GNC Pro Performance® AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60

    I'm trying to cut out eating after 6pm, but at 6pm I'm still in the car driving home. Hence the reason for the Meal Bar. I may add a small salad into the mix. Maybe after I workout and have my protein shake.

    How's this looking?

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    I am a very fat and need to lose weight?
    I am a 11 years old boy and weigh 147 pounds and doctors say I should weigh 120-125 pounds approximately.
    I try to eat healthy but is hard to also there are no clear diet resources online that are free if possible please provide a diet plan I am very sad about my weight lately and it is a huge drain on my confidence and self image please respond ASAP.
    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Don't become discouraged, I've struggled with my weight for years and and the best thing to do is talk to your doctor and ask him/her how is a healthy for you to loose weight.
      I do have a few tips though, drink only water and dairy, dairy for growth and water because it contains no sugars.

      Secondly, eat three well balanced meals a day. Three meals, don't starve yourself. If you skip a meal I've read that your body goes into starvation mode because it doesn't know when it will be fed again and doesn't burn fats and sugars.

      Third, exercise regularly. It's not all about weight loss, you want to be healthy and by making these choices now you can hope to continue them through your lifetime.

      Fourth, treat yourself. No one's perfect, if your at a birthday party, have some cake. if its thankgiving pig out and don't stress, once in a while it's OKAY to over-eat, just don't make it a habbit.

      Lastly, I am not a doctor. This is what my doctor reccomend that I do as I am a teenager, before you try any diet, you need to consult a professional. Just ask them, they should be happy to help you make yourself into a healthy individual who isn't afraid of the scales and a mirror. Good Luck!

  49. 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

  50. QUESTION:
    Can you recommend a good workout/eating plan to lose weight?
    I am a 23 year old female, 5'6 and 184 lbs. I had a baby in October and I have been dieting to lose weight since November. I have lost about 43 lbs so far but I seem to have stopped losing.. I think mainly because I am not working out regularly. I want to start running and a friend of mine has offered me a free gym membership. Can someone with experience recommend a good workout plan and a good eating plan. I know the healthy foods to eat but I need info like how much protein, fat carbs and all of that I should consume a day. Any information is appreciated. Thanks!
    My goal is to be a "normal" weight and no longer "overweight". Which for my height I believe is 152 lbs.

    • ANSWER:
      What is your goal weight?

      edit:

      Okay. So I would recommend you start eating 1500 calories. 650 cals from protein. The other 850 can be split amongst the carbs and fats as you like.

      If you prefer to diet in a low carb manner (which is my recommendation between the two methods), than do this:

      Still 1500 calories
      Still eat 650 calories from protein.
      Eat 650 calories from fat.
      Eat 200 calories from carbs.

      For the low carb diet, design your meals around these foods:

      Protein: eggs, chicken, tuna, salmon, white fish, turkey, whey protein powder

      Fat: almonds, cashews, all natural peanut butter, avacado, extra virgin olive oil, fish oil capsules, evening primrose capsules

      Carbs: only GREEN veggies.

      If you go the NON low carb route, you can use the same protein and fat sources but with these carb sources too:

      Carbs: oatmeal, fruits, veggies, rice, pasta

      It takes 3 things to lose fat and to keep it off:

      1) A properly designed diet (this is 80% of it). Key words are "properly designed".
      2) Lifting weights (this is 10-15% of it)
      3) Cardio (this is 5-10% of it)

      So for lifting weights: If you've never done them, stick to the machines for the first 8 weeks.

      3 times per week (mon/wed/fri)

      1. Leg Extensions 2 x 10
      2. Bench Presses 2 x 10
      3. Cable Pulldowns 2 x 10
      4. Leg Curls 2 x 10
      5. Curls 2 x 10
      6. Standing Calf Raises 2 x 10
      7. Reverse Crunches 2 x 10

      You can youtube these exercises before you go so you know how to perform them.

      and cardio.... 30 mins 3 x per week AFTER your weights.

      Each week add another day of cardio to the mix. When and IF fat loss stalls then add 10 more mins to the mix. Don't adjust the calories downward. They are low enough. ONLY add this cardio adjustment IF you are positive your diet is 100% according the numbers above. IF your diet is NOT 100%, fix it first.

      sorry so long...


A List Diet Doctor

There have been many kinds of diet that were introduced in the society. And one of these diets is alkaline diet. Alkaline diet is also known as pH miracle diet or Young diet because it was created by Dr. Robert O. Young.

As we can see from the trend, the first diet that was known to people was a low-fat diet. And it was followed by a low carbohydrate diet like South Beach Diet, Sugarbusters and Protein Power.

And still people want to try other kinds of diets. And the popular diet nowadays is this alkaline diet.

Alkaline diet involves a balance pH condition. Our body fluid must maintain a balanced pH which is alkaline and not acidic. The ideal pH range must be 7.3-7.4. This is an alkaline state.

As we can remember, the pH of an alkaline condition is above 7. The pH level is said to be acidic if it is below 7. And if the pH is equal to 7, it is said to be neutral.