Healthy Weight Loss Meals

A lot of people are trying their best to find the best solution for their weight problems. Many people have gone from the weirdest techniques to the absurd. But in spite of everything, the problem remains. Do you know why? That is because they are not doing it the right way. If you really want to lose weight, then you must have a healthy weight loss plan. Unless you do it this way, you will not achieve the results that you want. Yes, you may achieve it for a while but you will definitely go back to your original size. Doing it the healthy way is the only solution that will allow you to really keep your weight problems away.

So what is the healthy way to lose weight? Here are some tips that you can use as your guide. They are simple enough for you to understand and follow.

1. Always eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.

As a general rule, fruits and vegetables are advisable. They contain vitamins and minerals that you need to maintain essential body processes. They also help in boosting your immune system. If you have enough of them, your immune system will be strong enough to be able to fight infections. Fruits and vegetables are known for having antioxidant properties that can help you fight cancer-causing free radicals.

2. Avoid removing one food group in your diet.

These food groups have their own unique use in your body so if you remove any of them you will not get everything that your body needs.

3. Choose the right sources of food.

This is the preferred option over the one mention in the second item. Instead of removing one food group, just make sure that you select the right choices like having white meat over red or olive oil over coconut oil.

4. Eat food rich in fibers.

Fibers are needed for proper digestion and elimination of waste. Fruits and vegetables are good sources. You can also take grains that are known to have high fiber contents.

5. Avoid eating food items that have high salt content.

Too much salt increases water retention so you will be bloated. Apart from that too much salt is also bad for the kidneys.

6. Avoid eating too fast.

If you eat hurriedly, the tendency is for you to eat more. It takes a while for your stomach to send the signal to your brain that you are already full. If you eat fast, you may have already eaten too much before you realize it. Besides, it is good to eat slowly so you can enjoy the food you are eating.

7. Avoid skipping meals.

You might think that if you miss one meal a day you will lose weight. This is not how a healthy weight loss program works. If you miss meals, your body’s metabolic rate will go down. This means that you will burn less energy and store more as fats. If you miss meals you will also feel starved. This leads to eating more in your next meal to compensate for that feeling of deprivation you experienced.

8. Drink lots of water.

Water is good in maintaining body processes and it also aids in digestion. It also helps flush away toxins.

If you really want to lose weight avoid being tricked by the many programs you will see in the internet or on magazines. The surest way is to just follow a healthy weight loss plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    anybody got healthy weight loss meals plan?
    guys, i need weight loss meals plan that i can easily follow. the plan should be made out of normal everyday foods. can anybody recommend me any weight loss meals plan?

    • ANSWER:
      A good weight loss meals, must contain the that foods provide all the compulsory minerals, vitamins, fibre, vital fatty acids and amino acids.

      These foods are divided into fruits, starches, proteins, vegetables and fats. The inclusion of these foods are a must in a healthy weight loss meals plan.

      Here is a blog that will give you a healthy weight loss meals plan which you can apply in your daily life.

      http://loseweightin14days.blogspot.com/2009/09/healthy-weight-loss-meals-plan.html

      Good luck!

  2. QUESTION:
    Healthy weight loss meals?
    pasta?
    chicken?
    Tuna?
    i dont like other meats than chicken and tuna

    what are your favouries?
    healthy weight loss meals ? recipes?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello
      There is a great website which contains many weight loss meals that you can make and store for months and also has some fitness videos to help you lose weight.

      http://dietandweightcontrol.webs.com/

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

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

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

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

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

  5. QUESTION:
    Are these healthy meals for weight loss?
    i’m trying to maintain/lose weight… so far this is what i have eaten today… does it sound healthy?

    breakfast: non fat yogurt w/ blueberries and black berries
    coffee w. non fat cremer and splenda
    lunch: non fat yogurt, a light swiss (laughing cow) cheese wedge or whatever you want to call it, steamed vegetables, and some turkey lunch meat.

    • ANSWER:
      They’re certainly healthy choices, but please make sure you have a variety in your diet. Seafood, whole grains & foods low in sodium (salt) are helpful to aiding weight loss & don’t skip meals. But, you must exercise on top of eating healthy- your body’s metabolism needs to be revved up in order to process the calories you intake. Cardio & weight training are great exercises as well as stretching-stretching will give you more flexibility and leaner muscles. You may also want to try protein shakes, which helps you fight hunger and gives you energy for workouts I recommend the Special K Protein Shakes – You can get them at Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreens for about .97 for a pack of 4 & you can print off a coupon from the Special K website.

  6. QUESTION:
    What are some easy healthy meals for weight loss?!?
    I’m a teen and I need easy recipes to lose weight that I can prepare really fast because I’m busy with school any ideas?!

    • ANSWER:
      Watch the quantity of the foods you’re eating.
      Increase on fresh fruits & vegetables.
      If it’s heavy when you eat them, then it will remain heavy in your belly and hard to digest. Example: potatoes.

      Oprah is a good example of trying the best diets & exercise money can buy, look at her now.

      You can lose weight in 3 weeks or less if you put your mind & body into it.

      Eat smaller portions of meat, (8 oz can be cut up into smaller servings), less carbo, no potatoes, rice instead, avoid fattening and baked foods. No going for seconds!

      No cakes, frostings, whipped cream, butter. If you want ice cream, one scoop in a cone. No seconds! Eat as much veggies and fruits w/out syrup, about 5 servings a day. You can have a cookie a day, if you like cookies but with peanut butter or oatmeal & raisins. No big portions of muffins, croissants, etc.

      No junk food. If you must, eat only a handful, not a bagful.

      For salad, don’t use creamy dressing, don’t add fattening croutons. Make your own honey, mustard dressing, or viniagrette (sp), there are some Italian dressings that are really tasty, go to recipes online or Olive Garden and use their recipe.

      Nuts are good for you, but at the same time they’re also fattening, so too much of anything is not good for you, also.

      Source(s):
      I’ve maintained my same weight, before & after kids, and back to my orig. size. I’ve got good genes, parents were in their 90′s.

  7. QUESTION:
    What are some healthy meals for weight loss?
    I would like to lose 50 lbs in the long run but 30 lbs is my goal for now.

    • ANSWER:
      It’ll be a combo of different foods.

      Some good foods:

      Turkey
      Lean chicken breasts
      Tuna
      Salmon
      Brown Rice
      Green Beans
      Brocolli
      Yogurt
      Oatmeal

  8. QUESTION:
    Healthy meals for weight loss?
    i need some healthy meals or snacks that will help me lose weight. by the way are turkey and cheese sandwiches on wheat bread healthy? and if your getting a healthy cheese? thank you!

    • ANSWER:

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

    • ANSWER:
      Fruits

  10. QUESTION:
    Healthy meals to help towards weight loss?
    I’ve been finding myself just eating fruit and veg and it’s really been upsetting my stomach. What can I add to my meals that will help towards weight loss?

    • ANSWER:
      It’s your body’s reaction to a substantial increase in fiber. It will only last a few weeks.

      -Don’t go without eating. You’re more likely to eat twice as much when you finally do.
      -5 to 6 small, well balanced meals a day.
      -Eat your vegetables first, wait a few minutes, then eat the other food. The fiber will make you feel very full without consuming many calories.
      -Don’t take any supplement or pills. These can be dangerous and you can do without them.
      -Eat plenty of whole grains, fiber, a decent amount of protein, and fatty acids.
      -Eat foods with 10% or less calories from fat. Your body can use more of the energy.
      -Drink a lot of water and avoid any beverage with calories. Drinking calories is less satisfying and the consumption is much quicker.
      -Do moderate cardiovascular exercise for 20mins a day. I suggest a brisk walk. It’s easy on the joints and it keeps the heart rate elevated into the fat burning zone for the entire duration, which is the goal.
      -Don’t measure your progress by weight. Your body’s weight can vary by up to 5lbs just due to natural fluctuations of sodium. Use a skin-fold caliper. It sounds silly, but look at yourself. You know when you see a change.
      -Do not intake excess protein unless you are weight lifting. Your body can’t store it and it’ll either be expelled as waste or stored as fat.

      What I mean by calories from fat is the following:
      Say a nutritional label says 100 calories, 35 calories from fat. You know that 35 out of the 100 calories are pure fat! That’s 35%. We wan 10%.

      Please know that YOU CAN’T LOSE FAT IN A CERTAIN SPOT. Doing ab exercises just makes your abs stronger and possibly bigger. It’s impossible to lose fat in a specific area of your body without surgery (don’t do it). Your body decides where the fat comes off when you lose weight. You have to reduce your overall body fat % and it will eventually come off of those problem areas. This is determined by your genetics. Some women store fat in their butt first and lose it there last. Some store fat in their bellies and lose it there last. You WILL see results if you work hard. It’s important to know that you’re not going on a diet, because you’ll eventually come off of it. You have to make a lifestyle change.

      When you lose more than 1 pound a week, you run the risk of burning muscle as well. I suggest losing 1 pound a week.

      Good luck, you can do it!

  11. QUESTION:
    healthy, cheap, meals for weight loss?
    I need a diet plan, a cheap one, I don’t want to spend 400 dollars a month on a weight loss meal plan. my biggest problem is not being full so I eat more. i just need to lose about 20 pounds and i’ll be the sexy man beast I was 3 years ago lol.

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing to do would be to go to walmart (or your grocery store of choice) and buy either pre cooked microwave chicken or raw chicken and cook it and freeze it and then microwave it when you want to eat it and make meals out of that. Fish is good too, Tuna is very cheap like 45- 50 cents a can. Buy fruits and veggies… I might also recommend getting a costco or sams membership and buy fruit and veggies in bulk to save you money. Fibrous fruits and veggies will fill you up as will more protein. Green veggies are great (broccoli, celery, dark green lettuce, spinach, etc.) Good fruits that are low gi are apples, oranges, pineapple, bananas. As far as meat, I eat extremely lean ground beef, cook it and freeze it for until I am ready for it then I eat it plain. You can make grilled chicken salads out of you chicken and you can make fish salads too. Tuna salad not the sandwhich spread kind, but tuna on lettuce, is actually pretty good. I hope this helps

      There is no need to buy an expensive meal plan like nutrisystem or jenny, etc. I buy food at the grocery store and I spend maybe 250 a month on food, but I also eat alot haha…

  12. 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!

  13. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy, weight loss efficient meal?
    Okay, I grilled chicken on the George Foreman Lean Mean Fat Reducing Machine thingy.. I didn’t put anything on it other than lemon pepper… For a side, I had frozen corn with nothing on it.
    And for a drink I had an almost full cup of chocolate milk..
    Is this something that is not only healthy but will help me lose weight, if I made a habit out of eating it?

    • ANSWER:
      I’m not so sure about the meal you are eating. But, I would suggest you this if you want to lose some weight:

      1. Eat a snack at the “magic” hour -This is a strange one, but it works like crazy. I want you to always eat a small snack between 3 and 4pm each day, and I want it to be primarily made up of protein and fiber.

      Almonds or low-fat cheese, combined with an apple, are a fantastic tag-team combo that help to regulate your blood sugar levels the rest of the day…including at night when most of us are tempted to cheat.

      2. Cut out sugar by using an organic sweetener -You want to eat as little sugar as possible each day, next to zero really, if you’re going to get that flat stomach in time for Summer or your vacation. Sugar not only causes our calorie counts to go through the roof, where little food equals big calories, but it also prevents the hormone glucagon from being produced. Glucagon is present when insulin levels are low, and it forces the body to utilize fat deposits, particularly around the belly, for energy.

      3. Eliminate or reduce fatty or sugary foods. This is the most likely culprit when it comes to abdominal obesity. Some people have a tendency to store all the weight that they gain in the abdomen and a bad diet just makes that even easier. Foods like potato chips, french fries, greasy burgers and pizzas, and sweets should be eaten sparingly, if at all.

      4. Eat more fiber. Fiber is an essential nutrient that most people do not get enough of in their diets. It can also be something that promotes weight loss. Eating foods like vegetables and whole grains will help a person shed those excess pounds around the waist.

      5. Drink more water. The body is made up of about 60-70% water and the average person should be drinking at least 8 cups of it. Water is also helpful in burning fat in the body, including the stomach. When a person drinks more water, he or she is replacing sugary drinks, which also can cause fat to accumulate around the belly.

      6. Get more exercise. Exercise is perhaps one of the most important tips on how to lose stomach fat that one can follow. Exercise is essential in weight management and will help a person get rid of that potbelly. One caveat is that sit ups alone will not get rid of stomach fat. They mostly strengthen and tighten the ab muscles, which does get rid of fat per se. An exercise program must include cardiovascular and resistance training to reap the best of the gut busting benefits.

      That are some tips and advice that I can share with you. So, for more tips on how to lose stomach fat fast, you should visit the website below:

  14. QUESTION:
    For weight loss should I eat 3 healthy meals a day and 2 healthy snacks?
    I know the type of foods to eat, lots of protein, less carbs, little fat, lots of fruit and veggies and plenty of water. I just don’t know what structure I should have to my meals. Any advice/tips? I’m 210 pounds, aiming to be 140!

    • ANSWER:
      Make sure that you get your fruits and veggies! Snacks are always good when they’re healthy- they should keep you full with less calories. When you skip meals or don’t eat on a regular schedule, your body goes into starvation mode. Basically, it’s worried that you may not be eating for awhile, and sucks in all the food you eat and turns it into fat. If you get hungry quickly, healthy snacks are a wonderful option.

  15. 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:

  16. QUESTION:
    Are these meals considered healthy & good for weight loss?
    Deviled eggs without half the yolks + 2:1 mustard miracle whip ratio. Cucumber sandwiches with whole wheat bread. Apple slices. Whole grain cereals. Tomato soup. Green tea, grapefruit juice, 1% milk, and water for drinks.

    I just want to know that if I stick to these foods/meals if it would aid me in weight loss, along with 30 minutes to 1 hour exercises 5 days a week. Thanks! :)

    • ANSWER:

  17. QUESTION:
    healthy meals and weight loss?
    i want to lose about 10-15 pounds
    if i am 5’1 and 115-120 pounds
    i am 15
    how long do u think this will take me if:
    i do yoga booty ballet whenever i can
    dance twice a week
    dont drink anything but water
    only snack on fruit and 100 calorie packs
    eat smaller portions

    also….
    is this healthy for today?
    breakfast : special K ftuir and yogurt cereal with 2% milk (185 calories)
    lunch: asian salad (450 calories)
    dinner: eating out (not sure where but i dont have a choice so dont tell me i shouldnt)

    since i ate a good breakfast and lunch am i doing good at balancing it out?

    thnx!!
    i would like to include that my doctor advised me to lose some weight

    • ANSWER:
      Hun.. You dont need to diet at all. You are the perfect weight for your size. I could understand you maybe wanting to tone up but for you to want to lose 10-15 lbs.. you would look sickly..

  18. QUESTION:
    Good meals to eat on a weight loss journey!¿?
    soo can u say some weight loss/healthy meals
    for me because i confused of what right foods to eat i no vegtables and fruit but the rest i dont no

    please help

    plus can u name healthy foods as well and what they do for you(like protein and stuff like that)

    • ANSWER:
      You want to eat a balanced diet–that is, the proper proportion of calories coming from protein, carbohydrate and fat. Fat has twice the number of calories per gram as the other two, so usually bringing one’s diet into balance involves limiting fat.

      Veggies are generally better than meat. Here in the US we eat way too much meat, I’m not sure how it is over on your side of the pond.

      Also diet and exercise work together. Two sides of the same coin. One doesn’t work nearly as well without the other.

  19. 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 !

  20. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy meal for weight loss?
    Well, for lunch I am going to eat one can of tuna, a handful of pretzels, a fruit cup, and sugar free low calorie lemonade.
    Is this a good meal for weight loss, which will keep me full until dinner?
    Also, do you have any idea on how many calories that is? I’m not totally sure.
    Thanks!
    Okay, nevermind on the healthy part, I think adding the pretzels and fruit cup{contains sugar} instantly made it unhealthy, but I could be wrong.
    New question is, will this be to much calories for a weight loss meal?

    • ANSWER:
      can of tuna = 240 calories
      a fruit cup = 100 calories?
      sugar free low calorie lemonade = i would assume around 60 calories
      and 1 pretzel twist = 22 calories, so say 10 = 220 calories

      620 calories for lunch sounds good to me =)!! maybe save the pretzels as a snack for after lunch though in case you DO get hungry. and yes, it is a healthy meal for weight loss. vitamin water or some real fruit juice would probably be better but i understand the lemonade craving (its 41 degrees where i am right now!! ahh!)

  21. QUESTION:
    I want to start eating 5-6 small meals for weight loss. Is this a healthy breakfast?
    -1 wholemeal pitta with low fat PHiladelphia spreadable cream cheese and 1 vegetarian sausage.
    -1 banana

    • ANSWER:
      That is so healthy. Keep It Up!!

  22. 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??

  23. QUESTION:
    Help with healthy meals that will help with weight-loss?
    I normally do not eat breakfast on weekdays because of school. But what would you advice me to eat (portion wise) for lunch, dinner and snacks. Specific things would be nice too. I just need help on like how many calories per meal and overall. And how much carbs and all that good stuff. Thanks for any help!
    also are there any website that help plan out a healthy diet?

    • ANSWER:
      go to this site called sparkpeople.com, it’s free and it helps you to keep track of the food you eat and there’s all sorts of other things to help lose weight on there. It’s an awesome site. I’ve lost 25 pounds so far and It’s only been three months.

  24. QUESTION:
    How does one prepare traditional Mexican meals the healthy way to promote weight loss?
    Things like Spanish rice, flour tortillas, and/or refried beans just to name a few. Is there some kind of web site that I can find this info out or does some one out there know?

    • ANSWER:
      Of all of my favorite cuisines that I have tried to adapt to a healthier lifestyle, Mexican has been the most difficult for me. There is no “one” good source (that I can find, anyway), but there are two places to go for ideas. One is a website that promotes “reverse dieting,” which is simply the idea of eating your biggest meal at breakfast and your smallest meal at dinner. This site recently put up a number of “healthy version” Mexican dishes. It’s a good site to know about anyway, so I’ve provided the web address below. The second source is the Hungry Girl website. This is a fun site to know about and generally promotes healthy food alternatives and lots of good ideas. You’ll need to get on it and search around a little bit, but in the past they have published lots of lower-fat Mexican recipes.

      Good luck. You’ll probably have to take it recipe by recipe, but the recipes you do find will give you ideas for how to cut down on the calories in other recipes that you can’t find but want to make.

  25. QUESTION:
    Healthy meal ideas for weight loss please?
    I’ve had enough of fad diets… so I was just going to write a list of healthy meals and stick to them. so far I have thought of:
    Breakfasts: readybreak or porridge made with skimmed milk or slice of toast and jam or egg white omlette
    Lunches: half a tuna sandwich, or chicken salad
    Dinner: Rice and beans, or fish and veggies
    Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    What are some fast, healthy meal ideas for weight loss?
    What do you do when you’re running out the door? Is it not smart to grab a granola bar?
    Is oatmeal a wise choice for breakfast, as far as weight loss goes?

    • ANSWER:
      For breakfast you might start with some fruit varieties like apples, kiwis or water melons. This helps to detoxify your body in the morning.
      To avoid heavy meals try to eat cabbage soup as a starter. It is healthy, filling and you don’t need a big meal after the soup. This helps you to shed pounds in the long run.

  27. QUESTION:
    Why don’t people get it? Exercise + healthy well balanced meals = weight loss 99.9 % of time.?
    And how do you feel about those “What they don’t want you to know” books?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, most people move at “the speed of pain.” “No pain, no change.” It usually takes a crisis to motivate people, like a blocked artery or heart attack. Most adults “thicken” in middle age and unless they’ve been active all along, attempting to exercise after years of neglect is painful and people quickly give up. We Americans want what we what when we want it – meaning now. We want to lose 20 pounds in a month; we want six-pack abs by the end of spring, etc. This mentality extends to all aspects of life, which is why most folks have maxed out credit cards. The key to a long and happy life is “nothing in excess, everything in moderation.” About losing weight, the late night talk show host Craig Ferguson said succinctly, “eat less, move around.” There’s no magic pill, if there was, I’d sell it, I’d recommend it and I’d take it, too! Be well.

      Rick the Pharmacist

  28. QUESTION:
    What are 3 healthy meals breakfast lunch and dinner that will aid in my weight loss?
    I go to the gym 5 days a week therefore exercise isn’t the problem however the problem is my diet. I would greatly appreciate tips or recipes for a healthier diet.
    1. Breafast
    2. Lunch
    3. Dinner

    • ANSWER:
      skip no. 2…

  29. QUESTION:
    Healthy meals/snacks for repairing muscle after weight loss?
    I know when you lose weight muscle breaks down so you need to eat right and rest but what are the best delicious cheap meals and snacks THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ANY HELP :)

    • ANSWER:
      Sadly good food is not cheap! My favorite is apple slices wrapped in hormone-free turkey meat. It’s sooooo good. Organic oatmeal with cut up apple mixed in is really good too. Those rye crisp crackers are great with some cream cheese (it has less cals than butter) and fruit is yummy but it has a lot of sugar in it so eat more veggies than anything.

      Look for snack bars with honey instead of sugar/corn syrup, and with ingredients that are basic and natural. Fruit, honey, oats, and that’s about it. They’re expensive, but this is your body we’re talking about. Heath food stores have wide selections of yummy stuff!

  30. QUESTION:
    What are some healthy, good tasting, and filling meals to eat for weight loss?
    I’ve been trying to lose weight recently, and on top of exercising, I’ve been trying to eat less, and healthier, but everything I eat is either not great for weight loss or it’s not filling, and I’m hungry again in like an hour. Besides fruits and vegetables, is there anything else I can eat that might fill me up more while still helping me lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Justin..

      I hope this list will help you a lot. This Yummy foods with low calorie has been a great help during my diet.

      1. Organic Rice Divine Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream Cup
      The organic rice divine ice cream cups are organic, lactose free, dairy free, gluten free and also vegan

      2. Hersheys All Natural Extra Dark Chocolate
      Each of the 10 gram chocolates (a convenient one or two bite size — much bigger (although flatter) than a Hershey’s miniature) in the assortment is only one weight watchers point, at 42.5 calories, 3.25 grams of fat, 1 gram of fiber, 3.5 grams of sugar and slightly less than 1 gram of protein.

      3. Frozen Grapes
      If you’ve never had them, frozen grapes are an amazingly sweet, healthy snack. Eating them is a lot like eating candy (not kidding!). To make frozen grapes, simply buy a bunch of any type of seedless grape that you like, remove the individual grapes from their stems, wash in a strainer, and the bag them in single serving ziplock bags. Place the bags in the freezer for at least a few hours, and then enjoy one serving at a time!

      4. Dry Low Calorie Soda
      I recently found a line of all-natural bottled sodas at Whole Foods called DRY Soda that are relatively low calorie and pretty tasty.The sodas vary from 50-70 calories per bottle (which are 12 ounces so 1.5 cups), depending on which flavor you buy.

      5. Fat Free Haagen-Dazs Sorbet Yogurt Bars
      What is great about Haagen Dazs is that they are committed to creating foods with pure and fine ingredients; in this case, these bars are entirely natural. In the calorie department, each bar is 100 calories (71g — so pretty big), with 0 grams of fat, and 2 grams of fiber (so 2 weigh watchers points).

      6. Raw Food
      I’m just starting this few months ago. Sounds not great but not so bad though.

  31. QUESTION:
    Healthy Meal Ideas for weight loss?
    Hi Yahoo :)
    I am a 16 year old girl who is on a weight loss journey. I am 265 pounds and I recently lose 7 pounds. My mom has basically given me the responabilty to go grocery shopping. I need to find healthy, money saving meals that me, my parents and my siblings will enjoy !

    • ANSWER:
      The best resource I have found is the Glycemic Index available from diabetes centres.
      Another resource that’s helpful: www.FATtoSKINNY.com & order his book online.

  32. QUESTION:
    Are those frozen weight loss meals really good for you?
    A couple times a week I eat a Smart Ones or Healthy Choice frozen meal for lunch. Is this really a healthy thing to do?

    • ANSWER:
      Are those frozen weight loss meals really good for you?

      not at all….reading the list of ingredients tells you how healthy a food item truly is. the longer the list of ingredients the more processed a food item is and the less healthy it is.

      there is a lot more to healthy eating then counting calories, carbs, etc. the source of calories is more important than the calories themselves. frozen foods are heavily processed and are loading with various additives and preservatives which are nothing but chemicals. the less chemicals that you put in your body on a daily basis the healthier you will be in the short and long term. remember you are what you eat

  33. QUESTION:
    Healthy meals ……??? Try to lose more weight…?
    I need healthy meals because I’m trying to lose more weight but mymeals are kinda getting boring
    I have brown rice
    whole wheat pasta
    brown bread
    chicken
    tuna
    lowfat Mayo
    eggs
    cinnamon (yummy!!)
    vegtables
    fruit
    and probably alotnof other stuff
    but mention healthy meals for weight loss and I can buy the ingredients ….

    Please help. I have lost a stone already and I need to lose another

    • ANSWER:
      Iminlov, it’s not the healthy part you should be concerned about, it’s the mix or the balance, I do not see fish in your list, that should be two or three times a week. You have chicken, don’t see any beef or veal listed. Where is the fruit? Your meals should contain the three elements, and be in proportion to size. Your first step like I had to do, was to sit with the Nutritionist and/or the Dietitian at the hospital. They are the ones to steer you in the right direction. They will physically show you the amount of vegetables, meat and potatoes or rice to have with the meal.

      We can give you recipes till the cows come home, but in the first instance you need to be shown. What I am saying to you is a lot cheaper, than Jenny Craig or Weight Watches. Think about it.

  34. QUESTION:
    Healthy meals???….. Losing weight…..?
    I need healthy meals because I’m trying to lose more weight but mymeals are kinda getting boring
    I have brown rice
    whole wheat pasta
    brown bread
    chicken
    tuna
    lowfat Mayo
    eggs
    cinnamon (yummy!!)
    vegtables
    fruit
    and probably alotnof other stuff
    but mention healthy meals for weight loss and I can buy the ingredients ….

    Please help. I have lost a stone already and I need to lose another

    • ANSWER:
      making food choices is only a part of weight loss, exercising is an essential.
      Try to make from these meals that are getting “boring” a fun better meal. examples:
      tuna salad:
      tuna, green onions, apples, mayo, lemon etc
      or you could steam, veggies and season them with anything
      make a creative fruit salad toss and fruits with some juice on top
      make a colorful chicken salad
      if u like cinnamon that much get som sesame seeds, and a tiny bit of sugar and some cinnamon, put boiling water on top and drink it mmmm.
      also you could make a bean soup.
      hope i helpedd

  35. QUESTION:
    Healthiest weight loss dinner meals?

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    Reviews and experiences with eating 5-6 small meals a day for weight loss?
    I’ve heard that its just as effective to eat 3 larger, equally as healthy meals a day for weight loss, but I feel eating 5-6 smaller ones makes me feel less deprived and I don’t crave foods as much and it seems to be working fairly well in terms of weight loss!!

    • ANSWER:
      I eat 5 meals per day. Any less than that I either don’t get enough nutrition or I eat bigger meals which then convert to fat.

  37. QUESTION:
    eat every couple of hours up to six times– small, healthy meals per day–speeds up metabolism guaranteed loss
    Healthy weight loss can be achieved by exercising daily, eating healthy, six times a day spaced out, drinking plenty of water, skim milk and sleeping properly. Moderate intake of alcohol of none at all. Choose chicken and fish over pork and red meat. Eat lots of veggies.

    • ANSWER:
      yup. of course.

  38. QUESTION:
    would a diet of only fruits, vegetables and vitamins be a healthy weight loss routine?
    I am trying to find a weight loss tactic, but don’t want to go to any huge extremes.
    would eating only fruits vegetables and vitamins be a good meal plan to lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      The body needs a variety of foods to be healthy.
      Fruit and vegetables are essential of course but other food groups are required.
      Dairy foods are needed for calcium for strong bones.
      Protein for body strength. It also helps to stop you feeling hungry. The protein can come from vegetable as well as animal sources.
      Grains are needed too either as bread,rice,breakfast cereals etc. They contain various vitamins and minerals as well as fibre.
      Some fat is also needed. The good sort that you find in oily fish.

  39. QUESTION:
    Healthy Meals That Fill You Up And Taste Good But Will Also Promote Weight Loss?
    It’s been about 4-5 weeks of eating healthy and exercising. I’m starting to get tired of salads for dinner and raw vegetables and fruits as a snack. It’s even harder since I have not seen results and have not lost any weight. Can you offer a meal or two that tastes good, is filling and healthy that I can eat and so will my 14 year old son?

    • ANSWER:
      A healthy meal does not mean avoiding fats and carbs. The healthiest meals are ones that are balanced, even for losing weight. To answer your question, try something that has a litlle bit of carbs, a moderate amount of protein, and a little fat to satisfy your tastes. My favorite meal to make is very simple and tastes really good. It is basically seared chicken breasts (fried in about half a teaspoon of oil) on a bed of whole grean beans that have also been seared in the broth with the addition of pasta sauce (make sure they are slightly crunchy).

      I marinade the chicken in lemon, garlic, red pepper, black pepper, and vinegar before I cook it. I cook it on medium until it is cooked and then I poor all the broth out and turn the heat up on high until the chicken is seared. Set the ckicken aside and make sure to cover it. I then turn down the heat and return the broth to the skillet. I add a little water (maybe half a cup or less) and cook the green beans partially (still crunchy). I then add a lot pasta sauce (almost looks blood red) and add oregano and basil and some more red pepper and let the sauce settle with the green beans. For carbs, I usually eat rice (about a cup). Make sure not to eat a lot of rice because too much is bad. The key to eating is moderation. If you feel hungry, eat more beans. By the way, this dish looks beautiful and always attracts attention when I serve it.

  40. QUESTION:
    what should me grocery list be for healthy selections for weight loss?
    what are some things you normally buy at the grocery store to make your favorite healthy meals?

    • ANSWER:
      spinach, boneless skinless chicken, fish (grouper and king clip are my favorites), LOTS of green leafy lettuces, veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, snap beans) brown rice, whole grain pasta, fruits, all kinds.

  41. QUESTION:
    healthy weight loss….adivce:)?
    I currently weight 243.
    4 days a week i do a “no starch” day, where i only eat meat/veggies/fruits. The other 3 days i still stick to a diet plan but allow myself to eat Healthy choice meals. I limit myself to tea,water, and sometimes ill drink a diet soda.
    I work out 6 days a week for about 2 hours,during this two hours i run about 7 miles, do an ab workout and sometimes a kettle bell workout. 2 days a week i lift weights and such.

    What would be a realistic weight loss goal to reach by September? And if you have any recommendations that would be great as well!

    • ANSWER:
      eat vegetables and every morning drink water add one lemon and honey and after one month you see magic lots of water is good for you .don’t worry and try this

  42. 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

  43. QUESTION:
    is this a healthy meal for weight loss?
    breakfast:
    kellogs all bran wheat flakes cereal with a fruit.
    or somedays i eat wheat bread and put honey on top of it and drink tea.

    snack:
    apple

    lunch:
    peaches and grapes with almonds and raisins.
    other days i eat a salad with chicken.

    snack:
    carrots

    dinner:
    chicken with salad.
    other days salmon with vegetabels

    and a glass of milk before i go to bed.
    is this healthy? also if i add a peanut butter sandwich on wheat bread healthy for lunch. or a turkey sandwich with lettuce and tomatoes on a wheat bread healthy?
    i also exercise 6 days a week.
    please respond.
    if there are some suggestioin please tell me or any changes. that would be great thanks.
    i will return the favor

    • ANSWER:
      Judging from what you have posted it seems as though you have a good understanding that if you want to lose weight, eating a healthy diet should be your number one priority. Of course, exercise is important, but diet is king when it comes to losing weight fast.

      From your diet, I really liked the “peaches and grapes with almonds and raisins,” great choice. In addition to your diet, I feel you could add 3 more foods to your diet that would literally transform your diet into a Super diet ; ). Here they are:

      Try this tip — eat a handful of raw nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds are great healthy choices) 3 times a day about 30 minutes prior to meals. This can help to quell your appetite and give your body some protein, fiber, and healthy fats so that you eat less calories overall at your meals and get more nutrition at the same time due to the high nutrient density of most nuts.

      In addition to eating a raw nuts, you should try to eat a high quality protein source with each meal and snack that you eat. Quality proteins from grass-fed meats, grass-fed raw dairy, and even from plant sources such as nuts and beans provides good appetite suppression so you can control your calorie intake easier.

      In my experience as a nutrition specialist, when people start to minimize their grain consumption (from cereals, bagels, breads, pasta, etc), they start to lose body fat much easier. What I usually recommend is for people to lower their grains consumption and focus their carbohydrate intake on fruits and vegetables only. This simple step alone usually helps people to start managing their weight more easily.

      Try to implement these 3 tips for eating a smarter, healthier diet and I’m willing to bet that you’ll start to see a leaner body and more energy in no time.

      I’m a nutrition specialist and have recommended these 3 tips to all my clients. I must say it is quite amazing to witness the quick results that I have seen. It brings me great joy and fulfillment every time.

      I hope you take action and implement this simple diet plan right away…Trust me, it works.

      Good Luck!

  44. QUESTION:
    What are some healthy meal ideas for a weight loss diet?

    • ANSWER:
      i cant really give you meal ideas, but i can tell you what to take and to avoid:

      anything that isn’t processed (food to go, stuff you throw in the microwave) is good.
      get your 4 food groups, drink lots of water, eat whole grain wheat braid, avoid pop etc.
      try your best to avoid fats, calories, sodium, & carbs.

  45. QUESTION:
    Good daily meal plan for healthy weight loss? As in breakfast, lunch, and supper? Snacks?
    I am female 15 and am 118 pounds and 5 foot 5, if that’s matters. Also im in sports currently since school is almost out. I’m not fat just need to tone and start eating healthy and light, considering my annoying family lives on southern cooking- like chicken fried steak, burgers, fried stuff:( so it’s hard to eat right….
    I just want to look good in my bikini:) it’s summer time!!!!!
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    Example of a healthy (not for weight-loss) meal plan for 13 year old girl?
    Age: 13 years 7 months
    Height: 5’7 or 170 cm
    Weight:103.6 lb or 47 kg
    Activity level: Low- Moderately active (walk to school and back, swimming and tennis once each week)

    I could only find one for 10 year old girls here: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/healthyactive/publishing.nsf/Content/girl-9-13
    Anybody care to do one?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  47. QUESTION:
    Heathly Weight loss meal plan…?
    I am 21, 5’4″ and about 190lbs.

    I am looking to lose about 50 lbs in a little over 5 months. I think that this is a healthy weight loss time period.

    I am very committed and I am starting to work out. My workouts are lasting about 30 to 40 minutes and consist of:
    Monday-cardio
    Tuesday-upper body workout
    Wednesday-Cardio
    Thursday-lower body workout
    Friday-cardio
    Saturday-combo upper and lower body

    I have done weight watchers before and I know that it works, but I am looking to try another method without counting points.

    I am thinking of something along the lines of 5 or 6 small meals about 2.5-4 hours apart (depending on when I can actually eat, but not over 4 hours). I have a general idea of what would be a good meal plan, but any suggestions would be great.

    Also, I am looking to tone up after I lose some weight. Any specific ideas of exercises to do that fit within my workout plan?

    Thanks in advance for the help!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Your workout plan sounds pretty good, here are some nutritional and healthy meal guidelines:

      1.Commit to consuming 4 – 6 small meals and snacks everyday.

      2.To succeed, you must plan ahead by packing your foods the night before. Thus, you should always have fresh and low-fat foods around.

      3.Keep it simple. Don’t get too caught up on the specifics or your diet. Start by simply just counting calories.

      4.Eat your foods slower.

      5.Make healthier food selections like fruits, vegetables, whole grain cereals, and beans, low-fat or nonfat dairy products, low fat meats, fish and skinless poultry.

      6.Avoid foods that are high in fat and calories.

      7.Avoid foods that are high in sugars such as pastries, candy bars, pies and candy.

      8.Use a variety of fruits and vegetables in your nutrition plan. Start by trying to eat 5 total vegetable and fruit servings every single day.

  48. 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!

  49. QUESTION:
    Can fast weight loss be healthy if done right?
    Fast weight loss is unhealthy because it can slow your metabolism and it will make you start burning muscle (from what I understand so far).

    So my question is, Can fast weight loss be healthy if while cutting your calories you still separate to 5-6 meals a day to keep your metabolism up; While also going to the gym everyday working different muscle groups every other day, while still doing a strong aerobic workout every day?

    • ANSWER:
      Fast weight loss may not be the ideal way, but it does have advantages:
      1. It’s better than remaining overweight.
      2. It may be easier to stick to a short, brutal diet vs slow gradual weight loss.
      3. You may have a deadline for your weight loss.

      The fastest way to lose weight is a protein-sparing modified fast. The best book out there is by Lyle McDonald and is called the Rapid Fat Loss Handbook. There’s a review on my blog.

  50. QUESTION:
    how many calories in this meal and is it okay for weight loss?
    ok i have one piece of chicken its boneless and has no skin ( i think a chicken breast around that size) and some gravy
    brocoli with abit of cheese sauce
    serving of rice
    small serving of carrots
    is it ok to put lots of pepper on your meal will it effect weight loss?
    is this meal healthy and will i loose weight i dnt eat this everyday just one of my meals.

    • ANSWER:


Healthy Weight Loss Ideas

It’s very surprising but even in this information age that we live in, there are still many myths about losing weight. Healthy weight loss always involves eating a balanced diet and exercise but many people are still confused about how weight loss works.

How much do you know about weight loss?

Fat Burning Food

It seems like wherever we go on the internet, we are inundated with weight loss advertisements. Some of these feature the so-called “fat burners” or “fat burning food.” There are diets that claim cabbage soup or grapefruit burns fat. All of these claims are false. Food cannot burn fat. Food is the fuel for the body and the body is what burns fat.

Spot reduction

Actually, when people lose weight, they lose it all over their bodies. You cannot lose weight on one part of your body only. Exercises for weight loss should be done with your whole body and not just one part of it.

Starches are fattening

A lot of healthy food items such as whole grain bread, rice, pasta, fruits and even some vegetables are high in starch. These foods are an important part of a healthy diet. They are low in fat and calories and provide fiber that is needed for digestion. It is the toppings that are sometimes added to these foods such as mayonnaise, sour cream or butter that are fattening.

Natural weight loss pills are safe

Natural or herbal supplements are peddled as safe because they are natural. However, natural does not necessarily mean safe.

Think about this, do you know there are many plants that are poisonous to humans? Yet these are entirely natural and grow in the wild. Just because something is natural does not mean it is safe. Be cautious before taking any supplements and consult your doctor about their ingredients before taking them.

Red meat is bad

Lean meat in small amounts is fine. A healthy weight loss diet includes food that provides us with protein such as red meat, poultry, fish, etc. The proper serving size for lean meat with the fat trimmed off is about the size of a regular deck of cards or three ounces.

Eating at night causes weight gain

Whatever time it is when you eat, you can gain weight. It is the total number of calories you eat that determines whether or not you gain weight, not when you eat. In fact, people who skip meals and eat only twice a day are proven to weight more than people who eat regular meals throughout the day. This is probably because people who skip meals become much hungrier later on and tend to binge during meals.

Dairy products are unhealthy and full of fat

Nowadays there are many low fat or nonfat dairy products that are healthy and non-fattening. Women in particular need calcium to stave off osteoporosis and dairy products are rich in calcium.

The truth of the matter is to lose weight, a person simply needs to consume fewer calories than he burns. Put another way, a person needs to burn more calories than he consumes. Either way, the key idea is to eat fewer calories through a healthy, balanced diet and burn more calories through exercise.

Healthy weight loss does not involve skipping meals, eating only fish or having a liquid diet. Long-term weight loss is a lifestyle change that means eating a healthy diet and exercising.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Vegetarian Healthy Weight Loss ideas??
    I need to lose a lot of weight (over 100 lbs). I am cutting meat almost completely, but want more ideas on how to be healthy. Any suggestions, ideas or food plans? If you have lost weight on a healthy veg diet, can you please list what a day’s food looked like? (What you had for bfast, lunch, dinner, if you had snacks…)
    Vegetarian for other reasons, so don’t include meat in suggestions please. Cheese is vegetarian, but not vegan. I’m not ready to commit to vegan. Ovo-lacto help is great.

    • ANSWER:
      (FYI…CHEESE is not vegetarian).

      Try a supplement called L-carnitine. Get it as a solo product. This amino acid will help convert your fat into muscle while you cut down on proteins with a vegan diet.

      I lost weight on the following…

      Breakfast: Banana and apple or a banana and some citrus. Drink a glass of soy milk.

      Lunch: Go nuts on the salad bar. Light on the dressing, no pickles. Plenty of lima beans.

      Dinner: A roll and a tasty veggy soup like brocolli or tomato. Maybe steam some veggies in olive oil. You can even stir fry.

      Key is to get more cardio activity. You don’t have to run, but take the dog for a walk.

      My dear old dad said you only need one excercise to lose weight, and that’s to put your fork down and stand up. I lost 30 lbs in three months and I feel great. Now I CRAVE the healthy stuff. You can cut out meat but supplement with proteins like in beans and peanut butter. Leafy greens such as kale and mustard (esp. collard greens) have lots of protein.

      Good luck, and don’t stress about it too much. Eat what you want to as long as it’s not fried. And for heaven’s sakes, No POP. I lost 5 lbs in 3 days when I quit drinking soda.

  2. QUESTION:
    Healthy weight loss ideas?
    My best friend and I are on a mission to lose weight, Im thinking a good 20 pounds each. We’re young and able to do anything, I have a fully equipped gym collecting dust in my basement! But we are looking for fun easy things to do together. I will make this clear: Do Not Suggest Pills or Supplements. Even if they are “healthy”. We want to do this naturally.

    How can we lose weight fast???

    • ANSWER:
      if you have comcast, they have fun workouts to do with people such as, chair dancing(haha) and cardio party workouts, where a really fun gay guy instructs it. also you could take a dance class, such as jazz, and at my studio they have a yoga class. If none of that interests you, go you your athletic center and ask about classes.

  3. QUESTION:
    Healthy weight loss snack ideas?
    I really want to lose 10lbs but I have this enormous appetite. I’m 5’6 140lbs 27 years old. I can’t seem to get my winter weight off. I’m a rabid snacker. I figure, if I get creative and have healthy snacks available I’ll fair better. What do you keep on hand?

    • ANSWER:
      eat fruit, granola bars, peanut butter, and eggs for snacks.
      if you find yorself eating icecream run on that tredmill
      you’ll be fine your at a healthy weight for your height.

  4. QUESTION:
    What are some good ideas for a healthy weight loss breakfast?
    I am getting back on the horse after a horrific health ordeal that I went through recently that really opened my eyes to our health in general. I am only 23 and really need to exercise more. I am not overweight, but have shortness of breath and occasionally a pain in my abdomen which is do to a slightly fatty liver. What can I do to get me goin in the morning and get de-fatitize myself? LOL

    • ANSWER:
      -Egg beaters–scrambled or make an omlette with veggies (egg beaters is a 99% egg product with no cholestorol or fat like whole eggs have)
      -Non-fat or Low-fat cottage cheese–have it plain, on whole wheat toast, in an omlette, or with fruit mixed in.
      -Oatmeal with fresh fruit of your choice (bananas, strawberries, peaches etc)
      -Vegetarian “meat” products (they are lower in fat and cholesterol). I like the morningstar farms saussages and patties, or just regular gardenburgers. Try different brands to see what you like best.
      -non-fat or low-fat yougurt (with or without fresh fruit) is always good, and the yougurt is especially good for your digestive health.
      -Fruit is good in the morning because the sugars give you a natural boost in energy, and whole grains and fiber will fill you up for the day ahead. Also, vary your diet so your body gets all of the nutrients it needs. :)

  5. QUESTION:
    What are some fast, healthy meal ideas for weight loss?
    What do you do when you’re running out the door? Is it not smart to grab a granola bar?
    Is oatmeal a wise choice for breakfast, as far as weight loss goes?

    • ANSWER:
      For breakfast you might start with some fruit varieties like apples, kiwis or water melons. This helps to detoxify your body in the morning.
      To avoid heavy meals try to eat cabbage soup as a starter. It is healthy, filling and you don’t need a big meal after the soup. This helps you to shed pounds in the long run.

  6. QUESTION:
    Healthy meal ideas for weight loss please?
    I’ve had enough of fad diets… so I was just going to write a list of healthy meals and stick to them. so far I have thought of:
    Breakfasts: readybreak or porridge made with skimmed milk or slice of toast and jam or egg white omlette
    Lunches: half a tuna sandwich, or chicken salad
    Dinner: Rice and beans, or fish and veggies
    Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:

  7. 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. :-)

  8. QUESTION:
    How can you drop weight in 30 days? I have a class reunion and need some ideas on rapid, healthy weight loss?

    • ANSWER:
      Walk every day for at least 30 minutes, drink plenty of water, eat foods that are low in fat and carbs.

  9. QUESTION:
    HEALTHY weight loss; any good ideas?
    i currently weigh a bit above the average weight for my age, and i want to know some HEALTHY ways to lose a few pounds. i know that exercise is a good way, but i want to know some activities that i could do indoors that would be good.
    also, specific foods that i should stay away from?

    any thoughts?
    (:

    • ANSWER:
      I would suggest calculating your BMR )the calories burned just by living( here: http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/, and eating 250 calories below that and exercising to burn another 250 calories. (preferably cardio) That way, you should lose one pound a week. 3500 calories consumes below/above your BMR=one pound lost/gained. There are so many factors, so don’t rely just on the math.

      Also, please don’t try low carb diets, just stick to a high protein, complex carb (WHOLE grains, potatos, etc.), and low fat diet. Lean meats, veggies, whole grains, and fruits are good! Try to limit your added sugar intake too. If you want any more info, just e-mail me. <3

  10. QUESTION:
    What are some ideas of healthy lunches for weight loss?
    What is some good ideas for healthy lunches? No fish or cheese plz!!! And breakfast!?? Easy 10 points!!! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi.
      My favorite healthy lunches are:
      Wholemeal wrap with kidney beans, salsa and veg
      Spicy lentil soup with wholemeal bread
      Couscous/pasta salad

      Breakfasts:
      Fresh or dried fruit with soya yogurt (I’m vegan, you can use normal yogurt)
      Porridge with seeds and raisins
      Wholmeal toast with peanut butter.

      X

  11. QUESTION:
    healthy snack ideas for weight loss?
    I want to become a (healthy) snacker.

    What are some really healthy snack ideas (no aspartame, processed sugar, splenda, dairy w/ growth hormones, or bleached flour)?
    Things made from whole grains, egg whites, or agave nectar are ok.

    • ANSWER:
      dried figs,raw almonds,raw cashewnuts,raisins,lowfat yoghurt..all washed down with a 250ml glass of warm fresh sugarless green tea

  12. QUESTION:
    Healthy Meal Ideas for weight loss?
    Hi Yahoo :)
    I am a 16 year old girl who is on a weight loss journey. I am 265 pounds and I recently lose 7 pounds. My mom has basically given me the responabilty to go grocery shopping. I need to find healthy, money saving meals that me, my parents and my siblings will enjoy !

    • ANSWER:
      The best resource I have found is the Glycemic Index available from diabetes centres.
      Another resource that’s helpful: www.FATtoSKINNY.com & order his book online.

  13. 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).

  14. QUESTION:
    What are some healthy meal ideas for a weight loss diet?

    • ANSWER:
      i cant really give you meal ideas, but i can tell you what to take and to avoid:

      anything that isn’t processed (food to go, stuff you throw in the microwave) is good.
      get your 4 food groups, drink lots of water, eat whole grain wheat braid, avoid pop etc.
      try your best to avoid fats, calories, sodium, & carbs.

  15. QUESTION:
    Any healthy snack ideas? NOT for weight loss?
    I am NOT trying to lose weight. I’ve actually been drinking Ensure to bring my weight up. I’m heading back to college next week and I need some snack ideas of things I can eat during the day. I am particularly trying to bring up my Iron and Protein levels.
    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Protein is in fish, green leafy vegetables, spinach and thankfully dark chocolate etc. So occassionally having dark chocolate will help or any other of these:) Also, how about a ham sandwich? Ham is meat and thus improves your protein level.
      On the other hand, fruit such as bananas, apples, grapes are great snacks (however can be quite pricey for students incomes)

  16. QUESTION:
    What are some great healthy snack and lunch ideas for weight loss.?

    • ANSWER:
      Make sure to go to the gym or do at least
      100 crunches a day
      50 jumping jacks
      20 push ups
      15 minute run
      15 min bike ride
      I eat:
      Sandwhich: Ham, cheese, lettuce, mayo (optional), and grilled/toasted chicken.
      Salad: Salad, chopped carrots, Italian bread, and grilled/toasted chicken
      Smoothies: Any fruits ( add half a cup of milk)
      Special K is a really good breakfast too! You loose 1 inch in 2 weeks! Hope this helps ~ Good Luck!

  17. QUESTION:
    Weight loss/Maintenance healthy lunch ideas?
    I’ve been having ALOT of fruit in each of my meals because i can’t seem to come up with anything and just resort to crash dieting. I eat nuts, vegtables, yogurt, special k, raisins, and oatmeal.. but other then that i pretty much eat all fruit. I know that can cause weight gain with all the sugars, but i can’t think of anything that wouldn’t be high in fat. I’ve ran out of ideas here, and i need some lunch/dinner recipes that have protein ,complex carbs, vegtables, and some sort of other grain which i’m obviously missing out on. Help?

    P.s, I’m a half vegetarian..which makes it harder. :/

    • ANSWER:
      Do you eat fish? Tuna sandwiches are my favorite when dieting. Make tuna salad with fat free mayo or miracle whip, add some celery inside, salt and pepper. Make it with whole grain bread. Carrot sticks on the side, and you have one of my favorite meals :)

      Also, I love making breakfast tortillas. Get two whole wheat tortillas. An egg and some egg whites. Cook the egg with some egg whites to make more. Add shredded low fat mozzarella cheese on your eggs, and wrap them in the tortilla. Don’t use any butter, I just use pam.

      I don’t have many ideas, I’m new to this diet thing :)

  18. QUESTION:
    healthy breakfast ideas (for weight loss) ?
    like healthy cereals?
    or toast(w/toppings)?
    or eggs?

    thankss. <3

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some healthy ideas :)
      - Go for organics if you can.

      * Oatmeal – good source of fiber, super healthy :)
      - Topping ideas: skim milk or non-dairy milk like almond, soy or rice milk or nonfat yogurt, berries/fruit, raisins, dried blueberries or cranberries or cherries, cinnamon, nuts, almond butter or peanut butter, jam, honey, agave nectar, maple syrup, etc.

      * Healthy cereal – like Kashi or Nature’s Path Organic. High fiber cereals are best, find a cereal that isn’t too high in sugar.
      - Toppings: milk of your choice or greek/regular nonfat yogurt, berries/fruit.

      * Homemade smoothie: Blend berries/fruit + 1/2 – 3/4 cup milk of your choice + 1/2 cup greek or regular yogurt. Add 1-2 tbsp ground flax seed if you’d like.

      * Greek yogurt + berries/fruit. Add some nuts or healthy granola/muesli for some crunch if you’d like.
      - Greek yogurt has more protein than regular yogurt.

      As for eggs, they are so healthy and packed with protein. You can try them in an omelet with baby spinach & cheese, with cottage cheese, poached, boiled, scrambled, etc.

      For toast go for multigrain, ezekiel, rye, whole wheat pita, whole grain tortilla or bagel, whole grain english muffin, etc. Whole grains are best.

      * Toast topping ideas: almond butter/peanut butter, jam, honey & cinnamon, slice of cheese, cream cheese, goat cheese, etc.

      Hope this helps :)

  19. QUESTION:
    What are some healthy food ideas? Need weight loss?
    Hi! i’m trying to tone up my body. Since i was 10, i havent had a healthy body image. i have always felt fat and disgusting, even though i know it could be worse. But anyways, i need to start portioning my foods and eating better. Do you have any suggestions on any sites i could go to for ideas of healthy foods for me. or if you have any ideas please let me know. I posted a pic at the end of this to show where im starting from. If from seeing the pic youi think of any food that will help please let me know. Thanks a bunch everybody!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Drink a lot of water. It will flush out all that crap you have that may have you bloated. And drink it EVERYDAY. It’s recommended you drink eight 8 ounce glasses of water. Meaning drink 64 ounces a day, which is 4 16 oz bottles of water. You will be amazed! I was. My stomach actually looked like yours. Now I’m not saying you are fat or anything, but you might have some unnecessary junk. All of a sudden my stomach took a different shape, a not so ugly shape actually and wasn’t looking so.. bloated.

      So, DO THAT! I kept my water bottles and just refill them over and over again. I take a measuring cup to make sure I don’t over do it or under do it.

      Also well.. fruits and veggies of course. But mostly veggies. Fruits are good but they contain sugar. They are mostly good for a healthy snack. That’s why they say a full on fruit diet is bad.

      this is a good site

      http://www.womenfitness.net/foodhelps.htm

      http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-242-304-312-2193-0,00.html

      But also.. try to get some exercise in there. It will boost your metabolism which would help you with weightloss. I bought a medicine ball and I do exercises with it, I love it lol.

      Also eat a lot of fiber. My daily fiber is from this Kellogs cereal named Bran Buds. It’s a bit tasteless but just add milk and it’s fine.. lol.

  20. QUESTION:
    Are these good and healthy food ideas? Also for weight loss?
    1. Half a Club Sandwich with NO mayonnaise, with side salad topped with Honey Mustard Dressing

    2. Grilled Chicken Breast Over Seasoned Rice with mushrooms

    3. Grilled Shrimp over rice or pasta

    • ANSWER:
      Not too bad, really, but it’s a lot of meat. Meat has lots of protein, but also lots of saturated fat and cholesterol and is completely fiberless.

      In place of meat a few meals a week, do your digestive tract a favor and eat some beans, nuts, seeds or soy products. They have protein, too, but are free of saturated fat and cholesterol and are full of fiber (especially beans).

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

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

  22. QUESTION:
    Please help with fast healthy permanent weight loss?
    In a week I’m meeting with my modeling agent and I need to lose an inch off of my waist for my photoshoot. Please help I wantto do this the healthy way and keep off the weight. Any ideas will help thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      try aerobics?? thats all i got besides the usual work out and eat healthy…

  23. QUESTION:
    Ideas for weight loss on a 14 year old?
    I’m 14 and 9 months, 5’1. 120 pounds. I took my bmi and it said I’m healthy weight ( at the larger end of healthy weight) I DON’T WANT to diet. I’m looking I eat healthier and suggestions in foods, how many times should I be eating a day? What is important to be eating? How much physical activitys should I be doing?
    Thanks.

    • 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

  24. 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!

  25. QUESTION:
    FAST WEIGHT LOSS!!! HELP!!!?
    hi i need to loose weight fast! i need to loose 10 lbs. in 2 weeks. i know it is a little extreme and kinda unhealthy but i am asking for healthier weight loss ideas rather than starving myself. thanks for the help

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    Has anyone got any good simple and healthy recipe ideas?
    I’m trying to lose weight and long story short I need some simple and healthy (food that will assist weight loss) recipe ideas. I was wondering if anyone had any simple ideas or any websites which will have them. I would love to know how to use vegetables more in my food, although I only like a few vegetables (peas, carrots, kidney beans, tomatoes). Thanks in advance.

    Also I am not very advanced at cooking, so the simpler the better.

    • ANSWER:
      For the preparing snacks like pancake, idli, dosa, porridge, do not forget to add some vegetables to it. Garnish it with grated cucumber or fruits like pomegranate, sliced banana, strawberry or apple.
      Use black pepper instead of chilliflakes.
      Use honey instead of sugar. Jaggery can also be used as it is a good source of iron.
      Prepare a smoothie of the fruits available and have it in the breakfast. Great energy provider.
      For some good tips, visit:

      http://www.bukisa.com/articles/209554_how-to-make-healthy-food

      http://www.bukisa.com/articles/213420_how-to-lose-weight

  27. QUESTION:
    Healthy breakfast recipes for weight loss?
    I’m looking for healthy, breakfast recipes other than the cereal I eat every morning. Something easy and tasty to make that has proper nutrients and calories to aid with weight loss. Any smoothie ideas/easy recipes appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Ahh smoothies are my favorite breakfast!! My kiddos love them too! They are grab and go, flavorful and they are customizable to taste preference.

      Here’s my basic plan (add or subtract items as you like):

      Toss in the blender and away you go!

      Ingredients:
      -Yoplait Greek Plain yogurt(17 grams of protein per container! And has both calcium and vitamin D in it, which not all brands do)
      -frozen fruit of choice (blueberries, mango, cranberries, strawberries, blackberries, pineapple)
      -splash of juice (I like guava or passionfruit)
      -tsp of zest of citrus fruit (lemon, orange, grapfruit)
      -Tbsp of flax seeds (optional)
      -soft tofu (optional)

      Have you tried veggies in your smoothie?:
      -frozen green veggies (kale or spinach) they mix right in…you won’t even know they are there!

      Yummy, nutritious, and portable!!

      Here’s a website with more ideas:

  28. QUESTION:
    I need a healthy weight loss plan/work out advice?
    I am currently 185 lbs, and my goal weight is 115. I’m only 5ft1.

    I want to start working out and losing weight, but I have no idea where to start. I have really bad knees, so I can’t do any running or jogging, which hinders what I can and can’t do. I just need someway to kick this off.

    Help?

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    Suggestions for healthy weight loss…?!?
    One of my good friends is trying to lose weight. I’m worried about her, because I think she is doing it in an unhealthy way. She skips meals and takes diet pills. I’ve suggested that she burn more calories than she takes in and toss out the diet pills, but she claims she doesn’t have time for exercise. I’m very worried. Does anyone have any healthy ideas I could suggest to her? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Dr.jillyhannahfan2 prescribes a life style change again:

      Running,walking, jogging, biking, swimming, dancing,SKIPPING are all great things to do to burn calories and get rid of that fat. Just do them often and challenge yourself. Don’t slop like a couch potato and watch tv. Don’t drive your car unless it’s for shopping.
      get a Canadian food guide off the internet personalized to your age. Treat yourself every 3 weeks. My definition of treat: (1) 100 calorie chocolate bar OR 1 bowl of BAKED not fried chips with low salt. Then walk or run it off. Drinks: pulp orange juice, 3 glasses of milk, 8-10 glasses of water a day. (2 water bottles full if you run or jog or walk long distances) Take a shower after each end of the day to prevent from muscle sores. Eat salads or homemade sanwiches with WHOLE WHEAT bread. No foods with MSG on the ingredient label. After you lose the pounds/fat start with my workout plan:

      100 situps
      100 crunches
      50 push ups (do by tens, rest ten rest ten rest etc.)
      100 pikes
      lift 3-5 pound weights 200 timesx4

      Hope the best, dr.jillyhannahfan2

  30. QUESTION:
    I need a list of some good healthy food ideas for my new weight loss regime ?
    okay I am open to trying new things but people tell me to eat pasta and salad and to be honest I have a strong sensitive stomach to pasta and just the smell alone makes me sick :( sorry to any pasta lovers out there but it does and after a while pasta can get a little boring any ideas how I can spice up the menu and make it more exciting that I can actually look forward to lunch because I know it’s going to be healthy and delicious?? I’m open to all ideas :) thanks :) worth 10 points best answer :)

    • ANSWER:
      Very open ended question here! I work full-time so I tend to go for things that are quick, easy to make but nutritious. I don’t know what your dietary restrictions are besides having a sensitive stomach and I have no idea what your new weight loss regime is but here are some of my favs:

      BREAKFAST
      Whole Wheat Toast Half Bagel w/ 2-3 egg whites
      * When I’m in a hurry, I put a bit of butter in a microwaveable bowl, mix 2-3 egg white in and microwave for 1 minute. If I’m not in a hurry, then I use pam and scramble it up.

      Oatmeal
      * Try using the old-fashioned oats when you can. Variations: Add a little peanut butter, make it with more water and add protein powder, fresh fruit etc

      Non-fat greek yogurt
      * About 13g protein per 6oz cup I think. I throw in some berries or other fruit.

      LUNCH/DINNER
      Pita Bread, Cucumbers, Carrots, Cold Cut Turkey and Hummus.
      * Carbs, Protein, Veggies and a little flavor from Hummus.

      Chicken and 1/3 cup brown rice or 1/2 medium potato

      Canned Tuna or Chicken with salad

      Good luck!

  31. QUESTION:
    Weight loss ideas..Help? ^^?
    hi.. i was just on the NHS website when i came across a BMI calculator. So, i put in my details- 5ft 7.5, 12st 7, and it said i was overweight and in the 98 percentile :S so i altered it to see what weight i’d be healthy at and it said that the heaviest i’d be classed as at healthy weight was 11st 7/8. I’ve already been to the doctor and he said that just walking and running occasionally would help. But i already do that, on my way to coll :P So, i was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how i could loose weight effectively? At the moment, i eat reasonable amounts and i get more or less my 5 a day. I already have reasonable metabolism so shifting weight, for me, happens at a good gradual and relatively quick pace. But i’m stuck on effective exersies for targeting areas like the tummy, buttocks, thighs and shins. I’d really appreciate it, though, if any target exercises could be at my convenience, bearing in mind that i’m a student and i’d like to do well, as well ^^ So, could anyone help?

    • ANSWER:
      excercise will always help. dancing is a great form of it. trying stepping up and down the bottom 2/3 stairs. repeat it until you are breathless. will firm up legs. sit ups for the tum.

      good luck, at least you have a positive attitude. thats a bonus!

  32. QUESTION:
    I need to loose weight. any ideas?
    I am 16years old and i am i would say 25pounds overweight, and thats not exagerating, i am afraid of getting sick from being overweight, Ive tried dieting and working out and they help but i fall out of doing it so quickly. I need something that will work effectivly , i mean i feel fine with how i look but i just dont wanna get diabetes or something worse. If you have anyideas on good diets that are healthy and weight loss ideas please comment.
    thanks:)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, Sierra,
      I am a nutritional therapy practitioner and when I work with clients there are a few things I recommend to start:
      1. Cut out all sugar, artificial sweetners, and flour (bread, pasta, noodles, pastry, etc)
      2. Drink plenty of good water
      3. Increase vegetables and don’t go overboard on fruit (2 servings a day MAX)
      4. Beware of starchy vegetables like potatoes.
      5. Make sure you only eat healthy fats and oils. Here’s my list: unrefined coconut oil, olive oil, flax seed oil, fish oil.
      6. Make sure you get plenty of good protein. Check out Eat Right for your Blood Type from your local library or bookstore. If you know your blood type, this will give you some good recommendations.
      7. Careful on the carbs. Just because something is “whole grain” and not flour (like rice, couscous, quinoa, etc) doesn’t mean you can eat it as much as you want.
      8. Exercise.
      9. Feel free to check out my website for other helpful tips. www.rejuvenatentp.com

      Best of luck!
      Vanessa

  33. QUESTION:
    Weight loss ideas?
    I need HEALTHY ideas.
    I’m not going to stop eating or make myself throw up.
    Also types of exercise would be kickass. :D
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Whenever you are trying to lose weight, you should concentrate on these three things which all work together in providing a healthier and quicker weight loss goal for yourself. I have found this combination really successful in my weight loss plans. The first thing is exercising and how much you can put forth into it. The more you exercise, the more results you will see. The next thing is dieting and the calorie intake. If you exercise more, technically you could eat more? Always watch what you eat.

      Now the last step in a good weight loss plan is always a good diet pill that can help you get to the end of the road. I have found Proactol which is a natural herbal diet pill to be the best around. It’s an appetite suppressant along with being a fat blocker which stops up to 28% of fat you eat. Read up about it at TheWeightLossPlace .com where I saved money on it. Proactol really works well with exercising which gives you plenty of energy to perform. Along with that your diet will be affected by Proactol due to the appetite suppressant and fat blocker. If you slip up on meals, the fat blocker kicks in. It’s really great to stop food cravings.

      Concentrate on those three things and the combination is deadly for the fat cells in your body. Good luck and I hope this helps.

  34. QUESTION:
    what are some healthy snacks for weight loss?!?
    im a teen i need healthy snack ideas to lose weight. any ideas?!

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    What are some good weight loss ideas?
    I want to go back to school looking hot for my biggest crush. I also want to be healthier. Everytime I go on a diet and when the diet is over, the weight comes right back. I need some good tips on how to lose weight and keep it off.

    • ANSWER:
      That’s because diets don’t work. You need to make permanent lifestyle changes so that you don’t constantly yo-yo up and down. Control your portion sizes, drink lots of water, and eat a lot of lean proteins, veggies, and fruits. Regular exercise is a must. You should aim for at least 30 minutes of cardio 5 days per week.

  36. QUESTION:
    are weight loss pills healthy for teens?
    i am 14 years old, 5foot4inches, 138 pounds and i need to lose weight fast but my parents don’t want me to starve myself. i have a PE class for about 45 minutes a day but i don’t think that is helping me. i have bad knees and ankles but i need to get the fat off of my thighs and stomach. in the past 2 weeks ive gained about 7 pounds and need to lose the weight. any ideas will do. please help me!

    • ANSWER:
      Just eat healthier (mainly fruits and veggies, try to avoid soda or juice, drink as much cold water you can in a day (I’d suggest a big glass with each meal, before bed and after a workout…and it has to be cold. It burns calories by making your body work to warm it up to body temperature), since you have bad knees and ankles, walk when you can. I personally don’t find that that’s too hard on the knees and ankles. But weight loss pills don’t work. They come with diets and workout plans that you pretty much have to follow to a T for anything to happen. The main ingredient in the majority of wight loss pills is caffeine. And if you don’t have one already, try to talk your parents into getting a wii fit. I normally had a fairly hard time getting any kind of exercise until I got one.

  37. QUESTION:
    Weight loss: What product(s) would be good to have? Need healthy ideas for snacks and meals also.?
    Hello. For my new years resolution (which hopefully I don’t break) I would love to loose some weight. I received a gc to Walmart and cash so I would like to buy some things that are helpful. Please suggest some ideas for me. I also need healthy meal and snack ideas. Especially snacks that do not have to be refrigerated when I am at work.
    I have a weight scale all ready and want to weigh once a week and track myself on fit day. I also have a treadmill to walk on daily. I need some ideas on portion plates. Should I use a child size plate for meals?
    I welcome all ideas, thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      hi Billy,listen i’m not going to advise on products as i don’t advocate(i think it’s lazy)So i would just like to show you guidlines&methods that will help you lose weight in a healthy/maintanable way.I think once a healthy choice/lifestyle becomes a habit,you know how to eat&enjoy yummy foods that can indeed cater to all cravings,without the added weight&risk of heart diseas.I will of course throw in some munchy ideas.
      ALWAYS start the day with a filling healthy breakfast….(eat eggs(not fried)pacetta/prosciuotto instead of bacon on wholgrain toast(grilled tomato/mushrooms,some juice& fruit or muslie/bircher with fruit&yoghurt, oats/healthy cereal with low fat milk ect.(dont skip meals,eat smaller portions more regulaly to help speed up METABOLIC rate.
      First off:lets bust two myths:CARBS ARE BAD=no carb diets are a disaster,it is not wise to cut out whole food groups.What is wise is to choose right nutrient giving types.Thus preventing difficiencies,(dont know how old you are but this is vital for proper growth)There are carbs with out the fat(&breads should not be cut out/choose seeds/wholegrains/german/french /wraps ect)A low carb diet will lack essential nutrients&anti-oxidents(fruit&wholgrains)Lack of can induce headach&lack of energy.Choose foods with a low GI(glicemic index)
      MYTH:FAT=ENEMY,good fats&poly-unsaturated are essential,healthy ones such as omega-3s are needed for growth&development also beneficial foor mood&mind.The KEY is to cut out’BAD’saturated fats&’TRANS”fats(found in pastries/baked goods)and opt for the healthier ones such as olive oils,canola,safflower,linseed,macadamia&even small amounts of avacado provide the healthy fats(use instead of butter?spread)Of course theresOily fishes such as tuna&salmon(high omega 3)Dairy also should not be cut out,just opt for lower fat(greek yoghurt instead of cream)the hard cheeses are better as the fat/butter milk has been evaporated,thus better(parmasean/chedder=good.Camanbert=bad)It is necessary to include 3serves of dairy(a piece of cheese,a tub yoghurt&a glass low fat milk=meeting daily calcium requirments&healthy weight loss(if you must have ice-cream,opt low fat or try gelatos ect&smoothies are excellant)use lots of fruit,honey to sweeten+low fat ice cream(once in a while is fine or try using yoghurt for creamyness)Evaporated milk makes the perfect substitute for cream(pasta sauce)Pastas&salads are a fantastic way to lose weight&no reason to miss out on flavour(opt tomato based sauces/not cream,opt dressings of juice/oil ect not creamy(mayo,just go low kind)also include legumes,pulses&nuts.Aim for 5 serves of veg&3serves of fruit+3serves of dairy a day&balance the rest with nutritious substitue.Half the battle is to shop right..then you can eat right+excercise=losing weight without even knowing/suffering/missing out for it.You dont need to slog at a gym,do a sport you like,make it fun.If you choose to walk,stop every so many metres&do a set of some exercise(3xsets 10-12squats)&then walk further,stop do a set of exercise( something(breaks it up)keeps heart rate up. ect.Start small,build up resistance&move up.Restistance training is fab,as is cardio.
      I suggest up to three sessions a wk.For example:
      12squats,12push-ups,12lunges,12rows with resistance bands(cheep to buy)Do this cercuit 3times.This is easily achievable out side the gym.Buy some small weights.
      Cardio can be added to the end of your resistance,or on alternate days.Start slow build up EG;
      wk 1=power walk.wk 2=run.wk 3=run longer/sprint.Try alternating 40sec run/sprint with a 2min walk/recovery for 25mins(works)
      5 STEPS TO SUCCESS;
      ACCEPT your body in its current state(this is the starting point)
      VISUALISE yourself happy&healthy.Be bold,but realistic.
      ACHIEVE set achievable goals,asking the impossible can only lead to failure…(extend toward large goal by breaking into’mini’goals.
      EASE into exercise&diet change,ease into it.STRESS=counter productive to wieght loss.
      LISTEN to your body,it will tell you it’s needs&take care of the rest.
      GET BACK TO NATURE:diet is an important part of slimming,so go for real foods(avoid processed meats,cheese,snacks)nuts in natural form are good&if you like pistachios(can have 35 a day/other nuts higher in oil so must eat way less,almonds only12)seeds are good&even pop corn(with anything except butter)Dried fruits also for snacking.
      AVOID:processed carbohydrates such as white bread&sugary cereals.
      CHOOSE:low-GI carbs such as rice,sweet potato,wholegrain/seed,nut breads,untoasted musli,porridge&corn.
      AVOID:foods high in chemicals&preservatives.Avod glutamates.Check lables(numbers/names)
      CHOOSE:food as nature made it,all the colouful fruit&veg are high in variuose nitrients(corrotein/carrot good for eyes,greens/spinich for iron,tomato vit c all anti oxodent ect
      AVOID:fruit juices,some have 5 x the recomended daily intake of fruit in one bottle(that’s alot of sugar)squeeze your own orange/watermellon juice.Make smoothies&slushies(healthy )of course
      CHOOSE:seasonal fruit,by eating them whole you get the added benefit of fibre.
      AVOID:sweetened yoghurts(check label sometimes its low fat,high in sugar
      CHOOSE:natural biodynamic yoghurt with acidophilus.
      AVOID:muffins(store bought)many are equvelent to eating a slice of cake.
      CHOOSE:protein rich snacks eg 12 raw almonds,1small tin tuna(on cracker,toast ect)or a boiled egg.
      There, follow these guidlines&you will do well.A smaller size plate is a very good way to start,keep portions no bigger than hand/inside palm size(portion of meat this size about 100g s)as much veg as you like.The asian style of diet,stir fries&steamed fish parcels&rice ect good way to eat.Use herbs,spices ect to flavour instead or s&p,you get health benefits as well as flavour.Ginger,garlic,chilli(high in anti-oxidents,good for detox,aid digestion(tumeric is an antiseptic)see if you just know your food,they will provide you will all the tools….Soups are great(have as much as you want)healthy spring veg&chicken(ginger,garlic)awsome!!!Chinese cleas stock based soups are excellant.(avoid creamy,cheesy ect)Pastas excellant source or protein,carb&fibre(again use herbs,vegies,lean meat/no meat to flavour,tomato sauces ect(avoid,cream,cheese&bacon)use egg yolk to thicken&make sauce(like carbonara)instead of cream/butter.If you want creamy,just lighten the calories use evaporated milk/low fat items.If you must have butter change the type(polyunsaturated ect)maybe a soy butter/marge or even olive oil based+good for you.Avacado works well as butter.If you love pancakes try crepes with fruit/yoghurt sauce ect Crepe Suzzette.If you can not live with out pizza,dont!Make it your self(buy base&build it)using awsome fresh ingredients,prepared tomato&herb type sauce(leave off processed meat&cheese&opt for maybe baby boccancini,feta,low fat mozzarella/parmasean,add rocket.antipasto type(olives,sun dried tomatoes)chuck on pineapple,anything you want!And you have a gourmet pizza which is guilt free to eat&actally pretty damn tasty!!!Cant live without dessert?Why not share?So you can have a little¬ waste…The key is SELF CONTROL(know when to stop/portion controll)do NOT eat it all(unless you picked fat free)AND do not shop when feeling hungry(you will buy junk)
      So keeping all this in mind,i came up with some food ideas.I also calculated the nutritional value for you as an example
      PASTAS:
      GARLIC PRAWN,LEMON&FETA SPAGHETTI:
      serves 4
      400g dried spaghetti pasta(100g if cooking for one)
      1/4cup olive oil
      1red onion,finely chopped
      500g(20)green prawns,peeled devained,tails in tact
      3 garlic cloves,finly chopped
      1/2cup white wine
      2 TBLspns lemon juice
      1tspn lemon rind(zested/grated)
      1cup fresh flat-leaf parsley,chopped
      125g reduced fat,feta cheese,crumbled
      crusty bread to serve
      1.cook pasta according to packet directions
      2.meanwhile heat frypan(meadium high)add 1TBLspn oil.Add onion,cook stirring till tender.(2mins)Add garlic&prawns,cook till just pink.Add wine&bring to boil,simmer uncovered for 1min or till prawns are cooked through.Remove from heat.Add lemon rind&juice.
      3.Drain pasta.Return to pan over low heat.Add prawn mixture,remaining oil,parsley&feta.Toss/mix through to combine.Serve with crusty bread.
      around 2300 calories,fat=4%
      ideas:Balsamic tomato,chorizo&rocket fettacine,Chicken,llme&chilli penne,Lamb pine nut&haloumi
      fussili ect.
      SALADS:
      TURKEY,MANGO&MACADAMIA SALAD:
      serves 4
      125g tub lite yoghurt
      1/4cup lite mayonnaise(soy mayo)
      1/2tspn chilli flakes(dried)
      1/3cup coriander leaves,chopped(or parsley)
      420g can,four bean mix,drain&rinse
      1red capsicums,sliced
      1red onion,halved&thinly sliced
      1large mango,diced
      2cups baby rocket
      3cups cooked,sliced,skinless turkey
      3/4cup macadamia nuts,toasted
      4 wholegrain rolls&salt/fat reduced butter/marge to serve.
      1.comdine yoghurt&mayo,mix till smooth.Stir in chilli&1tablespoon coriander.Cover&refrigerate.
      2.Combine beans,capsicum,onion,mango,rocket&remaining coriander in a bowl.Add turkey,toss to combine.
      3.divide amongst plates&drizzle with dressing&serve with bread roll.
      IDEAS:warm chorizo sausage&couscous,mexican potato wadges&salsa,morrocan chickpea,tomato&chicken,wild rice&cranberry salad
      MAIN/FOOD ideas:SPICY SAUSAGE&SWEET POTATO BURGER.RED FISH CURRY KEBABS&COCONUT RICE.SOY GLAZED PORK,ASIAN GREENS&STEAMED JASMIN RICE(steamed fish with ginger,shallot,soy)ect
      SNACKS:
      Salami&feta&rocket pizza(add rocket&it will be okay to have a little salami)
      Chicken&sweet chilli mayo wraps+small tub yoghurt&piece of fruit(balanced lunch)
      Smoked salmon&egg tarts.
      Spring rolls,dim sim,samosas,pies,can be baked not fried.
      Crepes with mixed berries&yoghurt
      Eggs benedict with summer smoothie ect
      SWEET&SPICY NIBBLE MIX:
      Preheat oven.Spread 250g raw mixed nuts.Drizzle over 1TBLspn oil.Sprinkle with brown sugar&3tspns curry powder.Season with s&p.Toss well.Bake 7mins till golden.Set aside to cool completly.Stir in 1/4cup sultanas&100g packet’changs’fried noodles(crispy type)
      Store in airtight container.
      SWEET ORANGE RICOTTA DIP with FRESH FRUIT:
      serves 4
      275g reduced fat,fresh ricotta cheese
      2tspns orange rind
      1/4cup orange juice
      1/4cup honey
      2oranges,peeled&segmented
      250g strawberries,hulled
      300g red&green grapes(cut into small bunches)
      1.Place ricotta in bowl with orange rind,juice&honey.With electric mixer,beat till smooth.
      Place in small bowl/bowls&serve with prepared fruits..easy
      NUTRITIONAL VALUE per serve:982kj.3.7g fat.1.4g sat.fat.9g protein.40.6g carbs.3.4g fibre.1mg cholesterol.
      RED FRUIT SALAD with MINT SYRUP:serves 4
      1/2cup caster sugar
      10 mint leaves
      250g strawberries
      125g fresh raspberries
      125g,cherries,1/2&remove stone
      400g watermelon,cut into cubes
      1.Place sugar&1/2cup water in saucepan on low heat.Cook,stirring for 3mins or till sugars dissolved.Add 8mint leaves&let simmer without stirring for 7mins till mixture thickens.Remove/discard mint leaves.Set aside to cool.
      2.Finly shred remaining mint.Place strawberries&all other fruit in a big bowl,toss to combine.Divide between serving bowls(big one).Drizzle with syrup&garnish with shredded mint.Nice on own but you can have low fat vanilla ice cream,sorbet,gelato or some thick greek-style yoghurt,low fat(instead of cream)NUTRITIONAL VALUE PER SERVE=463kj.FAT= 0.3g.SAT.FAT= 0g.PROTEIN=1.6g.CARBS=24.0g.FIBRE=3.5g.CHOLESTEROL=0g
      Make custard/buy(low fat)some raspberries,jam rollettes&put together a trifle..yum.
      Chocolate is good for you,high in anti oxidents,releases seratonin, endorphins(body’s feel good drug)also has some cancer fighting properties(only eat small amounts)dark choc is best..so if you like,dip your fruit in dark choc,yummy&good for you!!!!
      Okay,good on you for making the choice to a better lifstyle,good luck,can help anytime….contact me.
      I KNOW IT’S LONG,but plse read,i spent hrs breaking it down to basics.Thankyou&GOOD LUCK

  38. QUESTION:
    Weight Loss / More Healthy Diet. PLEASE HELP WITH FOOD IDEAS!?
    Ohhkay I am going to try and lose weigh and become more healthy and fit. I am not really into meat often and veggies arent my thing.

    I am just planning on eating loads of fruits, soy milk, water, and like Special K and Nature Valley Bars.

    But I was wondering if you guys could name some foods that I could eat to help replace the protein and everything I need considering I dont eat meat or veggies.

    PLEASE HELP ME!!! Thanks.
    I dont do seafood, eggs etc.

    • ANSWER:
      Chelsea,
      okay first i’m a little confused by why you won’t eat veggies? They are super important as far as minerals and nutrients go.

      when you are looking to lose weight they are some basic things you want to understand. It’s not just about calories but about nutrients too. So you need to eat enough and get enough of what your body needs to run then you need to start moving every day. For at least 20 minutes.

      A healthy diet to lose weight is about eating a diverse group of foods so you can get what you need. A special k cereal with soy rice or almond milk in the morning is perfect with added fresh fruit. Nature Valley bars I don’t know about. read the label my guess is that sugar is high on the ingredient list.
      I tend not to eat animal based foods too, but it’s then important to get greens like broccoli or kale and other that are high in protein, nuts are good too, but not too many.

      Bottom line, find some vegetables you like, stay away from super high sugar fruits like pineapple when you’re first trying to lose weight. Remember you’re supposed to have 5-10 servings of veggies a day so if you’re not eating any – your health will suffer.

      Keep well.

      We’ve started a support/discussion group at http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/specialkcanada if you want to join.

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

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

  40. QUESTION:
    need low sugar, low fat recipe for potluck weight loss class. any ideas?
    I attend a weight loss class. we are having a potluck. can only bring healthy foods, that are low sugar and low fat. I need some ideas. we are all burned out on fruit and vegies.

    • ANSWER:
      Hearty Supper Stew

      16 ounces (1 lb) ground 90% lean turkey or beef
      3 cups (15 ounces) sliced raw potato
      1 1/2 cup chopped celery
      2 cups sliced carrots
      1 cup chopped onion
      1 1/2 cups frozen peas
      1 3/4 cups (one 15 ounce can) Hunts Chunky Tomato Sauce (regular works fine too)
      2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

      In a large skillet sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray, brown meat. Meanwhile in a slow cooker, combine potatoes, celery, carrots, onion, and peas. Spoon browned meat over vegetables. In a small bowl, combine tomato
      sauce and Italian seasonings. Evenly pour sauce over meat. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours. Mix well before serving.

      This recipe is hearty and is only 234 calories per serving.

      Here is a low-sugar dessert as well…8 servings at 206 calories per serving:

      Butter Pecan Layer Pie

      1 (6 oz) Keebler graham cracker pie crust
      1 (4 serving) pkg sugar-free instant butterscotch pudding mix
      2/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
      1 1/4 cup water
      3/4 oz (3 Tablespoons) chopped pecans
      1 (8 oz) pkg fat-free cream cheese
      Sugar substitute to equal 2 Tablespoons sugar
      3/4 cup Cool Whip Lite
      1 teaspoon vanilla extract

      In a medium bowl combine dry pudding mix and dry milk powder. Add water. Mix well using a wire whisk. Stir in 2 Tablespoons chopped pecans. Pour into pie crust. In a medium bowl stir cream cheese with a spoon until soft. Add sugar substitute, Cool Whip Lite and vanilla extract. Mix gently to combine. Spread evenly over butterscotch layer. Sprinkle remaining 1 Tablespoon chopped pecans evenly over top. Serves 8.

  41. QUESTION:
    Tips for healthy, quick weight loss?
    I’ve just had my second subsequent pregnancy (have two babies under a year) and have a fair amount of ‘baby’ weight to loose, about 2 stone. I’m getting married in August and would like to get back down to 9 stone by then. I’m counting calories (about 1250 daily); I eat often as I don’t want my body to think it’s be starved, I’m eating low cal and fat breakfast, lunch and dinner and snacking on soup/salad/fruit in between. I’m exercising when babies are sleeping or on evening for 30-60 minutes daily (aerobics usually). I’ve lost 8lb since I started 3 weeks ago, but was wondering if there is anything else I could/should be doing or any healthy ideas for helping me shift weight a little quicker?

    • ANSWER:
      Weight lose is not a fast process. And what your doing sounds great. Just keep going and it’ll be gone soon.
      Good luck

  42. QUESTION:
    Do you know any good healthy meal ideas?
    im trying to lose a little weight before this audition I have in a month and I want it to be a healthy weight loss so im just looking for some meal ideas.

    i dont want any that have to do with grilled fish like salmon or tilapia or anything although i know its pretty good for you

    thanks in advance!
    Thanks Rachel for the website. I’m actually a dancer and I train around 20 – 30 hours a week so the exercise part isn’t the problem

    • ANSWER:
      those sites should help

      http://www.foodnetwork.com/healthy-eating/index.html

      http://www.mealsmatter.org/

      and try to do some excerise as this wil tone out your body
      hope i helped

  43. QUESTION:
    need a healthy weight loss diet for celiac?
    i am gluten intolerant, to the point where if i eat it i end up in hospital… so ive been pretty much just eating whatever i can and even though im not fat at all (110 pounds) i feel fatter and really unhealthy. i need a few food ideas please :) i love to snack on nuts grapes and apples etc.. so its more the meal ideas im having trouble with. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Eat things that are naturally gluten free, like fish, vegetables, fruit, nuts, eggs, yogurt and rice. It doesn’t sound like you need to lose any weight though. Just limit your sugar and fat intake.

      ….

  44. QUESTION:
    Healthy Weight Loss for a Teenager?
    So, I wanted to know some healthy diets and exercises for a 15 year old girl. I’m only 110 pounds, but a lot of my weight goes to my thighs. Any ideas on how to lose some thigh fat without becoming underweight?

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    does anyone know any ideas about quick weight loss,i am drinking lots of water,and eating healthy?

    • ANSWER:
      In the past I have used ephedra. I know its not sold in the US anymore but it works and is safe if you use it the correct way. A lot of people will dissagree but hey, it works and FAST!

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

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

      :)

  47. QUESTION:
    What are some good diet ideas, besides pills, and about how long would it take to show?
    Give me some ideas on healthy weight loss diets, besides pills to get rid of some of my body fat, and about how long would it take to feel and show?
    I am a 13 yr old girl, and i am on the k diet, but give me more ideas on healthy weight loss diets, besides pills to get rid of some of my body fat, and about how long would it take to feel and show?

    • ANSWER:
      you’ll feel great right away and feel a difference within about 3 weeks if you stick to it. it’s not a “diet” because you can do it the rest of your life and feel great!

      1. wake up and drink a mug of hot water with honey dissolved in it – add the juice of one fresh lemon.
      2. eat a hard boiled egg
      3. next eat berries – you can get frozen and leave in with the yogurt over night) and yogurt (unsweetened – full fat)

      that’s breakfast taken care of.

      4. swear off sugar – cut out fluffy wheat products. no muffins, doughnuts and bread. Substitute Ryvita crackers for bread.
      5. learn how to cook quinoa
      6. make tomatoes, avocadoes, red peppers, swiss chard, beats, onions, cilantro and sprouts your best friends.
      7. eat cheese
      8. here is a shopping list to make all of your food:
      – nuts (amlonds and walnuts are best – buy raw)
      – seeds (pumpkin, sunflower – buy raw)
      – eggs
      – yogurt (eat full fat. your body needs it and it makes you full)
      – cheese (white only – full fat)
      – sprouts (broccoli, alfalfa, pea shoots – and sprouted beans if you can find them)

      – veggies listed above (#6)
      – dried brown figs (not prunes) – they’re really good and high in calcium
      – fresh or frozen berries (great with yogurt and milk (full fat) for smoothies)
      – almond butter (so good for you and filling)
      – apples
      – lemons
      – olive oil
      – fish – wild salmon is best

      the purpose of these foods is to offer a list of foods that will provide you with dense nutrient value for the amount of food that you eat. small, frequent meals high in fat and protein will keep you full longer. don’t be afraid of fat – especially the kind that is in the foods I have suggested! – fear sugar and puffy wheat!)

      before bed: eat your last meal 4 to 6 hours before bed time. just before bed, drink one mug full of lemon water with honey.

      get creative with the foods on the list! feel free to add a little bit of meat and a few extra veggies, but stay away from most fruit – especially bananas

      yoga is good, walking and biking and swimming are good to keep fit. diet is number one though! a light fitness schedule is good, but don’t knock yourself out. eat right and stay generally active, and you’ll feel great, and maintain your healthy weight.

      email me if you have any questions. I am happy to answer them!

      prettysure55@yahoo.com

  48. QUESTION:
    Does anybody have any quick, easy, healthy and tasty recipes conducive to weight loss and healthy living?
    I grew up cooking like a classic midwesterner and most of the recipes I know are fattening. At almost 40 now, it is catching up with me and I need advice on recipes, food ideas and/or some websites that you have tried/tested some recipes. I like all kinds of foods, just don’t know how to make the healthy ones. I usually cook for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children so kid friendly is a bonus!). I also would like to be able to pass down more healthy cooking/eating habits to my children so that none of us ends up like my grand parents and aunts & uncles (VERY obese). We have already dramatically cut back on the sodas and junk food, only have it on rare special occasions and don’t keep that stuff in the house. Thank you for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      I have 27. How would I get them to you?Apple muffins. banana muffins. basic veggie soup. bran+date muffins. Brazilian chicken. Californian summer salad. carrot muffins. Chinese chicken. creamy basil and parsley kingklip(Fish). creamy mushroom and shrimp linguini. creamy stuffed potatoes. devil`s chocolate fudge brownies. fat free lasagne. fat free muffins. garden spinach soup. green pea soup. lightly curried rice salad. millionaire`s fish pie. mixed berry pavlova. pasta marinara prune muffins quick bread quick chicken stroganoff. sole with three-mustard and dill sauce. sour cream and chives dressing oil free. spiced carrot soup. tomato soup. All these recipes are non fattening Pick those you want and email the names with you email address and I will send them along in MS word form.Good luck.

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

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

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

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

      Salmon
      Mackerel
      Herring
      Anchovies
      Sardines
      Scallops
      Halibut
      Fish oil supplements
      Peanuts

      This should get you started.

  50. QUESTION:
    Teens? Weight loss advice?
    Okay, i’m overweight and decided i want to do something about it. I’m 16, from the uk, 5’7 and weigh about 14 stone (196 pounds). I have put a lot of weight on lately.

    Anyway – i go to a zumba class one a week for 45 minutes. How many calories will that burn?

    I also today got zumba for wii, how many calories will a 20 minute class burn on that? (i assume the 45 will bas the same answer as above)

    How many calories should i be taking in to produce healthy weight loss?

    Also, any ideas as to healthy meals i could try? Any links to recipes would be appreciated.

    How much weight can i expect to lose in what time frame?

    Any other advice is welcomed :)

    Thank’s to anyone who answers :)

    • ANSWER:


Healthy Weight Loss Per Week

When you hear the name Beth Chapman, many of you think of “Dog, the Bounty Hunter”. More recently everyone has been at awe of her drastic weight loss and want to know what the Beth Chapman weight loss plan is. She has made appearances on Family Fued with the whole Bounty Hunter crew that really showed off her new slimmer body. At age 21, Beth became the youngest bondsman in Colorado with the family business. She got her inspiration and success from working in bail bonds with Denver’s best bounty hunter, “Dog”.

Beth Chapman is the fifth wife of bounty hunter, Duane Chapman and they both appear on the television show Dog the Bounty Hunter. Beth assists “Dog” in hunting down fugitives and running Da Kine Bail Bonds. Known for being sassy and fabulous many are questioning the Beth Chapman weight loss diet or if it was surgery related. For anybody to lose weight naturally you need to stick to a healthy diet and regular exercise. Whatever it takes try and get motivated, if it takes Beth Chapman to motivate you then use that to your advantage. It is important to make healthier lifestyle habits so a “good habit” will stay with you for life.

To lose a significant amount of weight you need to first make realistic goals for yourself. If someone believes 2-3 months as being quick then they can certainly lose a substantial amount of weight that is healthy for the body. If you want to lose weight in just a few weeks for a vacation or reunion you are attending then you may need to reevaluate your weight loss goal and find something more realistic. Weight loss is not something that just occurs over night but something that takes motivation and dedication to exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet. Do not be tempted to lose weight as quickly as you can, because a crash diet will have you eating less than a thousand calories a day slowing down your metabolism. Even though we live in a society that wants quick results, weight loss does not have to be one of them. It takes time, control and a healthy diet and exercise plan. To achieve Beth Chapman weight loss you need to make sure you are also watching how many calories you are consuming.

To lose weight it is simple you need to burn more calories than you eat by increasing your physical activity. It is important not to eat too few of calories though, because this is the fuel you need to energize you in the gym. By reducing the amount of salt and starches in your diet you will be able to reduce fluids and fluid retention. Dieters should try and eat mainly fruits, veggies, egg whites, soy products, fish and 95% lean meat. Some other weight loss tips are to drink lots and lots of water and eat plenty of protein. Get rid of and throw away all those snacks that are full of sugars and fats. This includes candy, deserts and your basic “junk food”. The best tip is to not go to the grocery store when you are hungry! This will cause you to buy food that is high in fat and easy to consume.

These are all ways to lose those extra pounds but the real Beth Chapman weight loss technique can’t be found anywhere. There has been rumors of a tummy tuck or she went through surgery to lose that extra weight. No matter how she lost the weight or if you look up to her due to her success in the bonding business she should be looked at as an inspiration to others.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What percentage of weight is a healthy weight loss per week or month?
    I know most sources say to lose 2lb per week. But I think the number should vary depending on the person’s weight, or at least BMI index.
    Yet I can’t find any sources giving me this info.
    So what percentage would be OK for someone overweight?
    Anyone can point me in the right direction, please?

    • ANSWER:
      I am a weight watchers member and our leaders tell us that healthy, maintainable weight loss for LIFE, and not just a short term crash diet, is .5-2 pounds a week.

  2. QUESTION:
    Whats a healthy amount of weight loss per week, when I want to lose 2 stone?
    Whats a healthy amount of weight loss per week, when I want to lose 2 stone?

    • ANSWER:
      nutritionists & the likes recommend 1-2lbs per week 4 a sustained weight loss. its easier said than done though!

      ive actually signed up to nutracheck.co.uk, its an online food diary which works out how much u should eat/exercise 2 burn ur target & when u should reach it by. they offer a free 5 day trial, u should check it out! the forums are great 4 support & advice!

  3. QUESTION:
    What Is A Healthy Amount Of Weight Loss Per Week For Men?
    I am a 22 year old college student and have committed myself to a long term goal of losing 30 pounds of fat and bulding more muscle mass. What is a healthy amount of weight for males to lose per week? Also, can anyone provide any helpful tips and advice? Thank you very much!

    • ANSWER:
      A healthy amount of weight for ANYONE to lose per week is 2 to 3 pounds. If you lose more than that per week, you run the risk of slowing your metabolism. You can boost your metabolism by eating several smaller meals throughout the day. And of course, weight-bearing exercise is a key part to build muscle mass.

  4. QUESTION:
    what is a healthy weight loss per week if you want to lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      One pound per week is generally considered to be a reasonable goal.

  5. QUESTION:
    How much is the Maximum “Healthy” weight loss per week?
    Can i lose more than 5 pounds a week? (2kg.)

    • ANSWER:
      if you have a lot to lose then you are gona lose more in first few weeks, but healthy is to lose not more than 1-2lbs a week.

  6. QUESTION:
    what is a healthy weight loss per week?
    Hello,
    I recently have a had a daughter needless to say i have some extra weight to burn :-) well i have started my working out and eating 5-6 small meals a day as advised from a nutritionist. I am breastfeeding so i really cant go all out on the diet that i would like to (need to keep my calories somwhat up for that). I have only been on this diet for about 2 weeks, First week I lost six pounds and this week ive lost 3 and a half. So my question is is this normal? Or should i be losing more?
    and when i say diet i dont really mean diet i mean eating healthy and better foods. sorry if i was confusing

    • ANSWER:

  7. QUESTION:
    How much weight loss per week is healthy?
    I’m 6’2″ (don’t even start with the “holy f***, giant!” jokes—I’ve been this way since I was 16, I KNOW I’m unusually tall for a female), female, age 21, 190 lbs. Anything 188lbs or lower is considered in the healthy range for me. I want to lose 20lbs. Yes, I know, this sounds like a LOT of weight, but, I DON’T actually look overweight. I don’t have a picture, unfortunately, however. I just want to be healthy.

    If it helps, women where I’m from (no, I’m not AMERICAN (no offenses intended) – i made this account when visiting America ) are typically 5’7″ – 5’10″ in height. So, that will probably make my height seem less extreme.

    I’d feel better about myself at 170, I think. How much weight loss per day or per week is healthy? I’ve heard anything from 1lb – 9lbs!

    My body is proportional. I’m not storing most of my fat in one particular place.

    • ANSWER:
      1-2 pounds a week is something you can comfortably do over any extended period of time. Starving yourself eventually causes your body metabolism to slow down and becomes counterproductive.
      Eat healthy and stay active. Active is at least as important.

  8. QUESTION:
    Is losing 2 and 1/2 lbs per week a healthy rate of weight loss?
    It’s been my rate for about three months. Is this good or unhealthy?

    • ANSWER:
      Thats a good rate… actually perfect

  9. QUESTION:
    What is a healthy weight loss rate?
    I’m 18 and i weigh about 267 pounds, i’ve gone up 15 easily from the start of college, now i am really concerned about it and i want to loose it as fast as possible like anyone else. I know eat aot of protein and go work out alot, but what constitutes a healthy weight loss per week? 1-3 pounds? How can i loose alot without going over the healthy rate? Thanks, best awnser will be rewarded! :D

    • ANSWER:
      up to 2 percent of your body weight a week
      try the lil Jack workout http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKCGe2Ezris
      its so easy a baby could do it

  10. QUESTION:
    How much weight-loss a week is healthy for someone like me?
    Hi
    I’m 18, a girl, 5’5ft, and 210lbs.
    What would be a healthy weight goal for each week? I’m concern about an increase amount of stretch marks and excess skin. I know to avoid this you lose weight slowly. For my BMI it allows 2lbs per week, but I would like to lose more then 6-8lbs a month. I would rather lose about 15-20lbs a month. So that’s about 5 pounds a week.

    Would that be healthy?
    Thanks, I appreciate the time and the input you put in your answer. Harsher then what I would like to believe but it’s the truth and that’s exactly what I’m lacking. But you are forgetting something. Anything is possible with a positive willing human mind. I’m still going to try for 65lbs before I enter college in September. That’s about 7lbs a month (1.75lbs a week). I have a few factors in my favor to achieve this; first of all I’m young, few responsibilities, I have the time, and a family support system. I understand what your saying. But three years is a long time and I’ve been dealing with a weight problem since I can remember. It’s so hard. Being fat isn’t fun at all, because of it I’ve missed out on so much. So many memories. So many chances. Its painful to think I’m going to have to give another three years to this.
    Maybe I’ll come to terms with that later on, but right now its rather devastating to think it would take that long. My overall goal is to be about 120-130lbs; th
    that’s about 85lb overall weightloss. Within a year that’s 7lbs per month. I’m confident I could do that.
    My major concern isn’t about being tired or lacking energy. It’s about the effects on my body. I already have some stretch marks. I want to avoid them, and excess skin, as best as possible. Personally I don’t think I’m going to have a big problem. Since I’m younger and I’m not really “fatty” I’m more solid. My mother for instance does not have much stretch marks and she had three kids.…I’ll just see what happens as I go along. If it becomes a problem I’ll go slower.
    Haha I love your perception on diets. I’ve dealt with them many times and I know exactly were your coming from. I’ve tried Jenny Craig, slim fast, south beach, and once I’ve even talked (begged) my mother into buying me pills! They’re a joke and its ashamed how those lowlives do this to… I guess everyone’s just out for a buck even when it comes to your life.
    Incase you find yourself wondering how I’m going to do this.
    I’m going to aim for about 2 hours of exercise a day. Since I can afford the time.
    I do own a gym membership, a treadmill, a bike, etc. I have all the equipment. I just have to use it haha. If I can burn 3,500-4,500 a week that’s about mmhm 600-650 burned calories a day. I know moderately jogging for an hour is about 300-400 calories. That is pretty tough not going to lie. But I plan on eating under my BMR (1,782). From what I know Starvation mood does not kick in unless you eat below 1,200 calories a day. So if I eat about 1,400-1500 calories, which won’t be hard for me, I can achieve what I want to achieve.
    By working out more and eating less calories then I need; I can lose weight! I now need to look closely at the exact numbers…
    Well thank you for everything. You were very helpful. I plan on taking a more organized look at this

    • ANSWER:
      Half a pound of fat reserves loss is the best. It’s not too drastic so you can keep the course.

      15-20lbs/month…that’s like giving birth to triplets every month!?!
      20lbs is like 60 apples. That’s heavy.
      When I lose one pound of fat reserves, I hold 3 or 4 oranges in my hands and realized that is how much fat reserves I lost by just doing 3,500 calories of exercising, I’m pretty proud of myself and somewhat disgusted at the same time by the oranges representing my fat reserves weight.

      Of course you would rather lose more weight every week than less weight, like everybody would, which is why most people fail (95%, that’s a staggering statistic)…not fail losing the weight but fail not regaining it…and then some.
      It would be too easy to just eat less and get thin.
      That is how the diet companies get you…messing up your metabolism so you’ll get a weight problem for the rest of your life and might become a faithful customer. They basically brainwash you with ads to make you think that it’s better to lose weight fast…look at me, I lost that many pounds in that many weeks and don’t look at the before/after pictures too closely or you’ll see they photo shopped my head on the body of a bodybuilder woman…I’m still fat. Or maybe I’m not, I’m super skinny, eating healthy and exercising with a trainer for months while my twin fat sister (the before picture) had to eat a lot, we’re under contract.

      It’s the opposite really, the slower the loss, the better your chance to keep the weight off, so you want to go as slooowwwly as possible, which is not in the interest of the diet companies as they would lose a customer if you resolve your weight problem.

      I think the best weight loss rate is half a pound of fat reserves/week (and I’m not talking about muscle mass gain or waste/water fluctuations here), eating enough to cover the BMR and exercising for 1,750 calories/week (each pound of fat reserves is 3.500 calories), which is about 350 calories/day 5 days a week with 2 rest days…that is plenty hard enough if you’re out-of-shape…

      You should make sure that you eat enough. You should eat enough calories to cover your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR, 1,787 calories in your case) or your body, that marvelous adaptable system, will adapt to a low caloric intake and lower your metabolism, making it very hard for you to use your fat reserves. And then, as soon as you would eventually start eating normally again, you would make fat reserves very easily, because you would have a lower metabolism and therefore regain all the weight you lost and keep going up, unless you exercise A LOT.

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

      You have a choice to make.
      Get the real expectations so in 3 years or so, you’ll be as thin as I am (5’5, 120lbs), in shape with not excess skin OR lose a lot of weight, in just a few months, send your metabolism down the drain by not eating enough, then eat normally again and regain all the weight your lost and be in an even worse position than you are now, asking a desperate question next Christmas about how to fix your sluggish metabolism because you regained all the weight you loss and then some, you’ll be 230lbs, eating very little, not eating enough food nutrients…it’s a nightmare. It’s better to eat healthy, exercise now and lose weight instead of eating little and having to exercise later just to maintain weight.

      I never had to lose more than 10 pounds of fat reserves but I know about excess skin because I had kids and saw how many years the belly skin needs to bounce back. My weight threshold is 130lbs because I cannot store fat reserves in a balanced way and I know how hard it is to lose 10 pounds so I never want to have to lose more than that.

      Once (10 years ago), I hit my 130lbs threshold so I lost 10 pounds of fat reserves in 10 weeks with a super healthy low calorie diet, just high enough to cover my BMR and doing a lot of low intensity fat burning aerobics and some weight training. This was VERY hard and time consuming because I could not eat more to get energy for the exercising and I’m not the kind of person who can use fat reserves right away. Plus you cannot use fat reserves for weight training, since it’s anaerobic.
      In retrospect, losing 10 pounds in 10 weeks was a mistake…I should have lost half a pound per week and lose 10 pounds in 20 weeks so it would not be such a bad memory because I had to do 2 hours of exercising a day (to burn 3,500 calories a week), for 5 days a week (with 2 rest days) and this was very hard because I did not eat for it. This is why you cannot lose more than one pound of fat reserves (450 grams) a week because above 2 hours of exercising, you would really need to eat more to keep going (and you cannot eat more than your BMR).

  11. QUESTION:
    What is an average good weight loss per week?
    I thought one and a half to two pounds was a good average per week. I thought the big weight losses they have on The Biggest Looser isn’t healthy and you are more likely to gain it back.

    • ANSWER:
      yes i agree 2 lbs will be the good average per week in a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise.

  12. QUESTION:
    Can I maintain weight loss by eating a healthy diet and exercising 2-3 times per week?
    About 60 minutes per exercise session (tennis), and maybe 15-20 minutes of strength training/aerobics every now and then.

    • ANSWER:
      Of course you can :)

  13. QUESTION:
    What is average weight loss for one week?
    I was wondering if anyone knew what an average weight loss per week is. I started eating healthy last week at around 1200 calories *because I wasn’t yet working out* and lost 4 pounds. Now, I’ve started eating around 1600 calories because I’m alternating with aerobics and pilates and I have already lost 2 more pounds. I want the weight that I lose to stay off *just had a baby and had a few extra pounds after getting married!* What do doctors recommend losing, and if I’m losing too much, should I add more calories or willthe weight loss taper off after a few weeks?

    • ANSWER:
      healthy weight loss is around 2 pounds a week but that can be done at a way higher rate depending on the diet

  14. QUESTION:
    How healthy is a weight loss of 20 pounds in 6 weeks (avg. 3.33lbs a week)?
    I’ve been keeping a log of my weight every day for the past 6 weeks and have lost 20.1lbs since June 13th (6 weeks ago). This is an average of about 3.33lbs of weight lost per week. It’s been fairly consistent over those 6 weeks…no sudden major drops or anything. But from what I’ve read, this is more than what is healthy to lose per week. I’m sure it’s even less healthy because a lot of this weight loss has to do with not eating as much because of both being sick with a flu and because of a medication change.

    I’m not only concerned about that, but also about the fact that my body physically looks much the same as it did last year when I was nearly 85 pounds heavier. I’m currently 154lbs at 5’7 (male) and still have noticeable excess fat deposits around my waist, abdomen, chest, butt and thighs. So I’m worried that the weight I’m losing must be mostly muscle or water and not fat.

    So I guess my question is a two-parter. First, should I be concerned about the rate at which I’m losing weight? Second, what can I do to keep losing weight (but healthily) in a way that specifically targets fat?

    • ANSWER:
      Anything over 3 lbs/wk is considered too fast and increases your chances of not keeping it off long term…on top of that, if you feel your don’t look any different after dropping 20 lbs, then that well could be an indication of muscle tissue loss, instead of fat loss…if the weight is coming off due to very low calorie intake, and not healthy calorie intake and exercise, then it’s coming off the wrong way…

      Should you be concerned? For the long term, yes…get on a program that will promote healthy weight loss, that you can keep off for good…

      To lose weight in a healthy manner you need to eat right (healthy) and exercise regularly…keep your calories no lower than 1500/day (since you are male) and workout at least 5 days a week…cardio for fat burning, strength training for muscle building (which also increases your metabolism)…

  15. QUESTION:
    What is the average weight loss per week or month while dieting?
    I know it depends on metabolism, exercising, ect. but I am curious as to what is the average. I am following a healthy eating diet and have lost 19 pounds in six weeks. Is this about average?

    • ANSWER:
      If you’re doing it right and well, healthy weight-loss is one to two pounds per week. So, you’re a little over average, but it’s nothing to worry about.

      When you start dumping weight, that’s when you may have some concerns. Keep up the good work!

  16. QUESTION:
    Is this healthy weight loss? 16 pounds in 4 weeks?
    I started using the p90x four weeks ago (about a month) in my attempt to get a six pack, I started out at 180 pounds and now I am 164. I am a guy 19 years old. Is 4 pounds per week healthy? My diet is pretty good. High in protein and low in carb & fat.

    I also went down from 24% body fat to 11-14% body fat

    Idk but it seems to good to be true, ill have my six pack soon enough…(141 out of 164 pounds of what I weigh is lean body mass) but it was too fast. I know p90x is good but still.
    I have also been avoiding stuff like sugar/salt and high fructose corn syrup

    and I drink alot of water

    • ANSWER:
      dayummm you sound hott! im not really sure. as long as your eating/sleeping enough, i dont see how this could be unhealthy. just keep it up and you should be finee (:

  17. 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..

  18. 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:

  19. QUESTION:
    What is healthy weight loss for a person that is 40 lbs overweight?
    I’ve been running between 25-35 miles per week, but am still only losing less than a pound per week on average.

    • ANSWER:
      Successful weight loss is dependent upon activity as well as proper nutrition. You need to look at what you are eating, and make sure you are eating enough. At least 2000 calories a day for you of proper real food, mainly low GI carbs, plenty of fruit and vegetables and adequate protein. If you drink beer or sodas, you have to stop! To lose a pound a week you need to create a daily deficit of 500 calories. One to two pounds per week should be your aim. I would suggest that you start to walk and not run so much, because you may be in the wrong heart rate training zone. 220 less your age is your predicted maximum heart rate. Calculate 65 to 75% of your max heart rate and stay in that zone for 40 minutes, 3 to 4 times a week. You just might be trying too hard, and actually overdoing it by burning the wrong fuel! You need to have a few total rest days. Medications can also affect weight loss. Relax a bit, it took time for those 40 lbs to accumulate and they’re not all going to dissolve in a few months. Go visit a fitness centre if you can, they should be able to help you. They will have equipment to measure your heart rate zones.

  20. QUESTION:
    What is healthy weight loss for me?
    I’m 17, 5’9, and about 210 pounds. I am atleast 40 pounds overweight and I want to lose it fast. I see all over the internet that losing 1-2 pounds per week is healthy and will be easier to keep off. I’m assuming that is for adults considering that I can lose one pound after, like, an hour of running. What is a healthy weight loss rate for someone my age? Like, say If I were to aim to lose a pound a day would it be healthy and easy to keep off?

    Also, I figure that when I do lose weight it will be somewhat easy to stay thin. I use to eat fast food almost everyday growing up and I was a horribly picky eater. I rarely ever eat stuff like Burger King and McDonalds anymore so I hopefully will be able to keep weight off much easier.

    • ANSWER:
      Good call on stopping/planning to stop eating fast food. That will put so many pounds on you won’t believe it. I’ve read so much crap and heard so many complicated methods on how to either lose weight or put on size, and I can only tell you one thing that absolutely works. Keep in mind, I’m not a trainer, I’m not an expert, but this is what I found to work 100%.

      Run.

      Run and run a lot! I lost 20 pounds in just under 3 months and I wasn’t overweight to begin with. Is it healthy? Probably not the healthiest! However I shed 20 pounds of useless fat in less than 3 months. If you have a lot of fat, you’ll probably burn more of it and faster. I run 2-5 miles five times a week. Start out running a mile a day, 4 days a week for the first couple of weeks, then build up from that. It is a huge pain in the ass but I feel great afterwards, and my stamina is more improved. I eat properly, i.e. good grains, proteins, etc. so that helps as well. And try to limit your sugars to natural sources only. ie. apples, bananas, oranges, etc. No cookies, cakes, etc.

  21. QUESTION:
    Is losing weight at 3lbs per week healthy?
    I have been losing weight these past 3 weeks. Actually, the first 2 weeks, all i did for exercise was 10-15 push-ups daily. Maybe 10 sit-ups daily as well. I started off as 215 lbs and I am age 23, 5’7.5′, and male. I have lost 3lbs per week, and I have read that more than 2lbs per week is unhealthy. I know I changed my diet dramatically. How?
    My old eating habits were very bad. I would eat a 2.7oz bad of flamin’ hot cheetos dipped with chili and lemon; I would eat by myself. I would then eat a Carne Asada burrito. Finally, for dinner, i ate sweet breads like donuts. Now, I am eating very little meat (especially red meat),more grains (cereal),vegetables like lettuce…
    Anywayz, what I want to know is: Is my weekly 3lb weight loss a loss of water, muscle or fat?

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    When losing weight or dieting for the first time,what is a good target weight loss goal I should set per week?
    Something that is healthy for me. I have heard that losing too much too fast is not good for you. My height is about 5’4, and although I carry it well and don’t really look it, my weight is about 216.

    • ANSWER:
      Try to stick with approximately 2-3 lbs per week–no more than that. At first though, you may lose weight a little faster than that, but it will slow down as you continue your new eating style Do you know how many calories a day you are planning to consume? What is your target weight loss? TV shows like “The Biggest Loser” and the “Celebrity Fit Club” frequently show people who lose a tremendous amount of weight very rapidly. It isn’t healthy to do that, and I can almost guarantee that these people will gain back all of the weight and then some, unless they make a commitment to permanently changing their eating habits for the rest of their lives. Losing weight rapidly puts a huge strain on your body, lowers your metabolic rate very quickly (which makes it harder to lose weight), and doesn’t teach you the fundamental eating habits you need to develop to keep the weight off. This is a really great website to learn about nutrition: http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/
      This link provides an online journal where you can keep track of your food intake and physical activity. It is run by the US gov’t, so there is no charge to use it: http://www.mypyramidtracker.gov/
      Good luck! It’s tough to lose weight and keep it off but it can be done. You just have to make up your mind to commit to it.

  23. QUESTION:
    Too much weight loss per week?
    I’ve created a plan where I eat 1,000 calories a day and run 17 total miles per day (I’m already a runner so my body can handle running great distances). I weigh 125 pounds and with the healthy, nutrient-rich foods that I eat, 1,000 calories is enough for me to not be hungry during the day. I figured out that at this rate I will lose 5 pounds per week. I know that people say that 2 pounds/week is the most you should aim for, but since I am not starving myself is what I am doing ok?

    • ANSWER:
      No. I think that is really really stupid.

      only eating 1,000 calories a day and running 17 miles.

      hope you dont enjoy your muscle! It’s going to burn away.

      oh yeah…you’ll probably pass out after about 3 miles.

      dont be an idiot.

  24. QUESTION:
    What is the maximum weight that is healthy/safe to lose per month?
    I want to lose 70 pounds, but I’m not interested in temporary yo-yo dieting; I want to take the weight off permanently.
    What should I set my weight loss goal at per week or per month? (Please specify which you mean.)
    Thanks. Any other good tips or advice welcome.

    • ANSWER:
      if u eat 1200 calories a day and exercise everyday, i suggest running 2 miles because its a great fat burner, u should lose 2-4 pounds a week just depending on ur body, which is 8-16 pounds a month, Good luck!

  25. QUESTION:
    How many percent of body fat can u lose in a week when on a weight loss program?
    generally speaking? if a person is on a healthy reduced calorie diet and exercise programme (cardio 5x a week and weight training 2x a wk)….is a loss of 0.5% of body fat per week reasonable? i’m currently at 28% BF, so i just want an estimate especially on those who have been on weight loss programmes and monitoring their progress with BF%…

    • ANSWER:
      It all depends on your body weight. Try one of the calculators at http://www.magnetic-diet.com

  26. QUESTION:
    at what rate is it healthy to loose weight at?
    i mean like how much it is healthy to loose in say 1 week or something?
    what should be my traget weight loss per week or month?

    dont bother if your gonna put a stupid answer. serious answers only.

    • ANSWER:
      You should lose most in your first week (this depends on how much yo have to lose). Then aim for 1-3ils per week for the best chance of keeping the weight off. Hope this helps

  27. QUESTION:
    Healthy weight loss?
    Many pounds per week is a healthy choice so that you keep the weight off? and what diet pills would work well with this?
    I already eat well. occassionally I’ll have that peice of chocolate but usually all I eat are veggies, fruit, and some cereals. I’m pretty active but it seems to not be doing what I want it to.

    • ANSWER:
      2-3 pounds per week it is normal to lose up to 10 the first week but it is mostly water by the end of a month it is possible to be down 10-15 lbs….as far as diet pills i like the new xenadrine hardcore..i take 2 pills in the morning an 2 pills prior to working out.

  28. 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.

  29. QUESTION:
    Is this diet plan healthy for weight loss?
    Breakfast: Luna bar
    Snack: baby food happy baby organic yogurt snack thing. (30 cals per serving, 4 sugars)
    —I know I’m weird. I usually eat the whole bag only 120 calories.
    Lunch: lettuce, beets, tomato, chicken
    Snack: apple
    Dinner- whole wheat pita, turkey, tomato, bell pepper

    I do cardio 4 times a week, strength 2 times a week. I want to lose some excess weight.

    • ANSWER:
      You’re pretty.

  30. QUESTION:
    Whats the normal speed of losing weight per week or month? If eating healthy?
    well right now as i asked my previous question – I lost for 3 weeks 6 kilos eating only small portions 5-6 a day every 2-3 hour – which is good result for a month even
    whats the normal speed of normal weight loss? If I want to lose for example 15 kilos more how much time of patience i should need? though i dont have problem eating that way forever – to turn this kind of eating into lifestyle – the only thing that makes me stop losing is when i afford beer or alcohol sometimes evenings – but i do it only once a week – if I stop drinking i think the wished result for my weight loss will be much quicker

    • ANSWER:
      normal speed of losing weight is 0.5-1 lb per week. Anything more is unhealthier for you

  31. QUESTION:
    fast healthy weight loss?
    I want to lose approx 15 lbs in 2 weeks.

    First off, I realize this is not a “realistic” goal as it is recommended to lose 2-3 per week. I have researched enough to know it is not dangerous, just hard to do.

    I am wondering if anyone has had any success doing this or any recommendations on what I could do to lose the weight!

    I will not starve myself, I am not stupid. I am also not lazy therefore I want to incorporate both healthy eating and exercise into this weight loss. I realize some people lose the weight fast and then gain it all back, that is not what I am looking to do. I want to lose this weight fast to be a bridesmaid in my sister’s wedding, and I also want to keep it off following that. I am of average weight but have gained 20 lbs in 2 months due to my current antidepressant, and want to return to my normal weight. I am active and eat fairly healthy, although I do eat junk food at times like most people. I am willing to do a crash diet or cut my calories way down. Even try diet pills as long as they’re effective and not dangerous!

    Thanks for any insight!

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    how much weight can someone loose healthly per week?
    I was wondering for someone who works out 2 hrs a week eats healthy minded and takes something like hydroxycut (or one of the miricle weight loss helpers) how much can you loose per week?
    I am sitting at 220 and am 5’8 and need to loose weight fast- I am trying to get into the Millitary and they have weight req

    • ANSWER:
      I would a healthy amount to lose a week would be about 1-3 pounds.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    thanks ~

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

      == Heart Of Saturday Night ==

  34. QUESTION:
    Help with weight loss? O:?
    I’m a Chinese female, age 15, 112lbs. I need help with weight loss. I’ve gained 15lbs over the past three months. Since I’m asian, my density or whatever is lighter so my weight sounds helathy but i actually look chubbier.
    None of my clothing fit me and I’m feeling unconfident and self consience since it’s getting warmer and we’ll be wearing shorts and stuff. my family and friends have said i gained weight too, (don’t tell me their horrible people or whatever cuz their not. i rather hear the truth.)
    So please, i dont wanna hear about “you’re healthy weight, no need to lose weight, i’m anorexic” or whatever. I’m sure many of us at my age thought the same.
    Anyways, can anyone help?? (Also, what’s the healthy weight loss range per week?) thanks~!
    Oh, i used to eat very healthy, but those past few months I was pigging out on junkfood, baked goods, eating out, etc. it was a ‘phase’ LOLOL. (:

    • ANSWER:
      How did you gain weight?

      Cut out the junk food and start choosing healthier options.
      Drink water every day, at least 8 cups!
      And make sure to get your 8 hours of sleep.

      These are your main factors in gaining/losing weight.

      Apart from that try to incorporate exercise during your week.

      You should lose 2lbs a week, in two months you should have lost 16 pounds :)
      If you want to lose 15 pounds in a month then cut down/remove your carbs :)

      Good luck :)

  35. QUESTION:
    Have 4 weeks left in a 6 week weight loss competition need help!!!?
    I am in a 6 week weight loss competition and have 4 weeks left. I need to lose as much weight as possilble in a healthy realistic way. So far I have lost inches and about 6lbs. I am 5’6″ and 171 to date and probably between med and big boned. I need an exercise routine that will kick my ass. So far I have been walking/running between 4 & 8miles 5 days a week. And counting calories. I live in a small town that doesnt have a gym. I also work as a laborer 45hrs per week. The food part has been the hardest for me. Should I switch to a protien diet or low carb diet? Cause the counting calorie thing isnt working. And even if I don’t win I still want to atleast look like I was in a weight loss competition and gave the winner a run for their money. Also I would rather weigh 160 lbs and look like a I weigh 120lbs. Than weigh 120lbs and be skinny fat. So any Personal Trainers or well informed individuals out there willing to donate their time to give me some advice would be greatly appriciated.

    • ANSWER:
      drink lots and lots of water…. 8 – 8 ounces of water a day… eat chicken no skin, no sweets, and run run run….

  36. QUESTION:
    How much weight per week should I lose? Please help!!!?
    I have decided to lose some weight and get healthier. I have not drank anything but water (about 70oz daily) for 1 week. I am eating approx. 1200 calories a day and about 10 grams of fat a day. I am walking 2-3miles every morning. Anyone have any idea how much I should lose a week? (I am a 29 yr old female.) Anyone recently been on a weight loss program and have any ideas? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It will all depend on how much energy you are burning up in relation to the calories you intake. In general, if you are young, healthy, sticking closely to the walking and diet you describe, you should lose 1-3 pounds a week. The most you can reasonably lose under a healthy diet is 3-4 pounds a week. Of course, these are estimates and any weight loss won’t be the same every week. You’ll have times when you lose weight and other times when you plateau.

      If you want to lose a little more, don’t cut down on the calories. You are pretty much as low as you want to go and stay healthy. Try stepping up your exercise. As a 29 year old, you can start to run a little bit with your walking. Try to do 20 or 30 steps running then 20-30 steps walking off and on for as long as you can. The next day tyr to do it a little longer. Challenge yourself to do a little more each day. Soon you’ll be jogging along and that 2-3 miles walking will turn into 3-5 miles running for the same time period.

      Good luck and stay healthy!

  37. QUESTION:
    Is this enough exercise to aid healthy weight loss? How much weight can i expect to lose?
    Monday – Running for an hour
    Tuesday – Zumba for an hour
    Wednesday – Cross trainer at home for an hour
    Thursday – Zumba for an hour
    Friday – Running for an hour
    Saturday – Gym for an hour or more (alternating between cross trainer, running machine, rowing machine, bike machine thingy (i forgot the name lol))
    Sunday – Some weeks free some weeks head down to the gym again.

    Along with eating 3 small meals and drinking water/still flavoured water/squash/raspberry & cranberry juice (light choices one) – None of the drinks have more than 15 calories per serving. Occasionally a glass of milk too.

    I’m 5’7 and weight about 15 stone (last time i checked, about week and a half – 2 weeks ago)

    How much weight can i expect to lose?

    • ANSWER:
      jesus….you will lose plenty dont you worry….i would say 4-6 pound a week to start and then it will start to drop off cuz your body will become used to the routine so you will have to mix it up once your weight lose starts to plateau…..all the best though you will lose plenty of weight dont you worry….goodluck!

  38. QUESTION:
    How do I lose 2 pounds in a week?
    I’ve heard that losing two pounds per week is a healthy weight loss, but I’m not sure how I can achieve this. I’m trying to lose five pounds, so losing two per week would help me get towards that goal quicker. Can anyone give me help on how to do this? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      yes it’s healthy losing 2lbs per week.some people can lose more..it’s up to your metabolism.
      here are some tips:
      - Eat a diet of around 1200-1500 calories daily

      - Eat healthy food like fruit and veg, fresh fish, lean meat, egg whites, low fat dairy products, complex carbs, bran etc.

      - Cut out junk foods, soda, processed food, take outs and don’t eat fattening snacks but opt for healthy choices instead such a oat cakes, fruit or veg sticks

      - Drink 8 glasses of water per day to ensure that you stay fully hydrated

      - Eat small but regular meals and snacks, consuming at least 6 small meals or snacks.

      - Do at least 30-40 minutes of intensive cardio per day (running, swimming, gym, sports, dancing, aerobics) You should make sure that your heart rate is at least 60-80% of its maximum to ensure that you are in the fat burning zone.

      - Do strength training (push ups/crunches/squats) in order to tone and build lean muscle which will increase you basal metabolic rate

      - Set target goals and record your weight loss in a journal

      - Change your lifestyle in general. Walk or cycle instead of driving and see healthy foods as a treat not a burden

  39. QUESTION:
    Is this weight loss healthy?
    I am 5 foot 2 inches and 121 lbs. On December 2nd, I was 127. I lost 3 lbs for that week, and the second week I lost 2.5. I eat healthy, (peanut butter, tons of salads, salmon patties, popcorn, tomatoes, pretzels with mustard, whole wheat spaghetti, acai berry sorbet)

    And my rule is: only one fast food meal per week, if I do get one. (I try not too though, but my fiance loves the fast food.)

    I do not work out, I don’t have any exercise equipment. I also drink black coffee with no sugar/cream, water, and carbonated naturally flavored water.

    So can any dieticians/exercise therapists/doctors on here tell me if I’m doing an alright job here, and what my weight loss will look like in the future?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      That’s very good! But as time goes by, your body will get used to you eating healthy foods and you will stop losing weight. I just read that in an article. In order to continue losing weight, you have to eat healthy and exercise regularly. You need to be active. Good job though!

  40. QUESTION:
    how to lose 10 pounds a month? healthy weight loss?
    i am 5′ 7′, 150 pounds. and i want to lose weight. i want to lose about 10pounds per month.. or atleast 7. i do about 45 minutes of Pe 5 days a week and volleyball for one hour and a half 5 days a week.. my doctor said that i should be eating about 2000 calories a day to lose weight. but i think thats alot though. what should i eat a day to lose weight the healthy way? like in the for breakfast lunch dinner snacks?? and portion sizes?

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    how many calories should i intake per day while trying to lose weight?
    i’m 5’5 and weigh 120 pounds. i’m trying to lose my belly. what is the amount of calories necessary for me to eat per day in order to still keep healthy as I diet and excercise? how many calories should I be attempting to burn off each day in order to average 1-3 pounds weight loss per week?

    • ANSWER:
      You may want to focus on your health more so than your weight. You need to know that sugar, junk food, and fast food are not your friends when it come to being fit or healthy(being fit means you will be at your ideal weight). Too much of these thing will lead to a very unhealthy you.

      Balance is the key to life; eating only convenient and processed food often containing growth hormones, preservatives, additives and seasons like MSG (see http://stayinformed.info/about/aboutmsg.htm why you should stay away from wheat (gluten), MSG and other foods that causes obesity and hypertension) may lead to weight gain, obesity, diabetes, hypertension and other diseases.

      Here are a few suggestions to becoming lean and fit:

      Substitute your sugar drinks such as sodas and juices for water, organic decaf green or ginger tea. Drink 30 minutes before or after each meal (see http://stayinformed.info/health/healthideas/suggareffects76.htm ).

      When eating, help the digestive process. Take your time and chew your food 3 to 4 times longer than usually take ( break it down to almost a liquid). This will aid in the digestive process. Add fiber and substitute some daily choices like (fruits, vegetables, dairy, and meats) with organic selection. The organic foods do not contain the growth hormones, MSG, preservatives, gluten, and artificial flavoring may lead to weight gain.

      Remove or reduce wheat, dairy, sugar, and processed food (junk foods, can foods, food in boxes, restaurants foods, fast foods, etc.).

      Enjoy your life, exercise when ever you get the opportunity, go for a walk, jog, swim, go out dancing, play sports, or just do what you enjoy a lot and incorporate exercise. These things will get you on your way to being healthier which will translate into a smaller and more vibrant you.

      This will help you to day tomorrow and for the rest of your life.

  42. QUESTION:
    How much weight will u lose doing hot yoga twice a week?
    My hot yoga is 90 min @ 108 degrees. I’m 5’6 131 pounds. I gained some winter weight and want to get back to 120. I eat healthy but wanted to know what to expect as far as weight loss per week by doing the class twice a week. I only need to know about the class and what others have experienced or lost per week. Today was my first class. I felt great all day.. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      try this

      the baby jack workout really works

  43. QUESTION:
    I weigh 112 & would like to be 105 lbs. How many lbs per week is healthy to lose & how long should it take?
    (Total of 7 lb weight loss) Any input is appreciated but especially if you have/had a similar starting weight and goal. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      1100 calories. 450 from protein/450 from fat/200 from carbs.

      That will drop the fat. Some people lose 10lbs the first week eating like this. Granted, that is only water weight and not fat but it’s still encouraging. Expect 1-2 lbs on average per week to lose fat in a healthy manner. Meaning to lose fat only.

      Also remember that fat loss is linear. You won’t lose 2 lbs every week. You might not lose any one week and 4 the next week. Then 1 lb the following and 3 lbs the week after. etc

  44. QUESTION:
    how to lose 3 pounds in per week?
    im 13 years old, 161 cm, and 149-150 kg.
    i wanna lose about 10-12 pounds and i wanna lose 3 pounds each week for about 3-4 weeks because i heard that losing 2 pounds a week is a healthy weight loss but adding a pound to each week wouldn’t really hurt right?
    ur probably gonna say things like cut back on sweets, eat lots of fruits and veggies, drink 8 glasses of water each day and pick water instead of pop (in fact i hate pop and would pick water over it any day:S) and exercise, but i already know that and im making an effort to follow them.
    so i wanna know how much i should exercise every week to lose 3 pounds (btw im doing jump roping cuz i hear its the best exercise to lose weight)…do i do it everyday? every other day? and how long? an hour? half an hour?
    i would also appreciate any other helpful tips if you know any :)
    haha i meant 49-50 kg :)

    • 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:
    question about healthy weight loss :)?
    I am loosing weight by eating right and excercising. I have a cardio and strength training routine that I am supposed to do 4-5 times a week for about 1 and 1/2 hours per day. As a university student, for my summer job I will be working at a childrens outdoor camp and living in a cabin. Since I assume that I wil be running around outside doing activities all day will my workout still be effective if I skip the cardio portion when I am at camp? WIll I still be able loose about 2 pounds per week? Im just not sure I want to go jogging by myself in bear country lol Thanks ppl.

    • ANSWER:
      Wow! You’re doing great!

      Ok, try to avoid the typical high starch/fat/carb camp foods and find ways to incorporate exercise into your daily routine and you should be okay.

      Failing that, maybe wear a bear bell and go for a jog with a few people?

  46. 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.

  47. QUESTION:
    Is my weight loss goal healthy or am I being too extreme?
    basically, I don’t want to be slowing down my metabolism.

    I’ve started working out for 45 mins/day for 3 days a week (I am hoping to build up to 6-7 days a week, but I’m starting out on the low side because I’m so out of shape.)
    I cut my calories back to 1200, but I will probably eat more (not more than 2000 in a day though! I had my rbr calculated at 2060 per day) on nights I go out with my boyfriend, since he takes me out to restaurants.
    I weigh 155 and I’m 5′ 8″ and I wear a size 8. I know I’m at the higher end of what is healthy weight for someone my height, and I want to lose 10-15 pounds just to give myself some wiggle room. I lost 30 pounds last year and decided I was going to quit for a while (I didn’t know how to maintain my weight but I’ve been doing it for about 6 months now and only gained 2-3 pounds, which I have lost in the past 2 weeks since starting up diet and exercise again. Of course, my lifestyle has changed and I will always be mindful, so i’m not doing this so I can binge. I’ll just feel more comfortable a bit lighter so that I don’t feel bad eating a having seconds at holidays and family gatherings or when I have a craving for Ben and Jerry’s!

    Am I being healthy about this? Any advice is appreciated!

    • 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

  48. QUESTION:
    Is this program enough for weight loss?
    Hi,Im going to start my 2000cal diet from tomorrow beside of different exercises! but I need to make sure that this amount of exercise is enough for a fast but healthy weight loss:1.3-4 times of cardio per week(elliptica land treadmill)2.30min of jump rope every day! so are these enough?!

    • ANSWER:
      Eat 1500 calories a day and exercise (Cardio) 5 times a week for at least an hour! Good luck!

  49. QUESTION:
    If I go to gym 1 hour per day after how long will I start seeing some weight loss results?
    Basically I joined gym last week and I’m planning to go 4-5 days a week and I’m controlling my food intake meaning I’m eating healthy. I used to do Tae Bo cardio but I don’t have much time as I’m working now so I had to stop. Is there anything else I should do to aid my weight loss? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I have no idea what your weight is, so I can only answer your question assuming you are about the same is I am. I am not overweight, but I do have a bit more fat around my tummy and my bum than I would like. If I had even half of your self control I do not think I would loose weight. I would loose fat and become slimmer, but muscle is heavier than fat. Also as soon as you get muscle around your tummy area, you will look slimmer without loosing any weight. So you will see results very quickly. This does not mean you will see those results on the scale, though.

  50. QUESTION:
    is this healthy weight loss?
    So I changed my diet and exercise!
    I only eat 1000 calories a day
    I only drink water (and tea in the morning)
    and I run for an hour everyday plus I do half hour of step aerobics 3 days a week

    I have been losing 3 pounds per week and my mom said this is very fast and bad for my body?!

    is that true?!

    ( I’m only 15 )

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe u can answer the question for yourself. If you only eat 1,000 calories a day, have barely any thing in the morning with vitamins, minerals or even carbs, fat or protein — do you seem to be out of energy faster than most if not all of your class mates. Look up the word “BMI” in a serch engine. (Body mass index) www.google.com and find out what yours is for height and weight. Most people should be a little above the normal/healthy range to get the energy and nutrients they need for the day. check it out :)


Healthy Weight Loss For Permanent Change

The formula that the body uses for gaining or losing pounds is straight forward; if you consume more calories than you burn every day you will most likely put on weight.

Exercise is a terrific way to change this balance in your favor. There are some easy methods to add more exercise into your daily schedule. When you exercise more, the metabolism of your body will increase. This will end up in your body burning more calories during your standard routine daily activities, not only when you are working out. This is the single best advantage of exercise. Sadly this is frequently not taken into account when folks are considering whether to start a fitness plan.

There is no need to be exercising all the time to get the benefits of being fitter. Even while asleep your body will burn energy. If you have succeeded in reduced your calorie intake you will shed weight while you are asleep. And the better part is that you are going to be doing it without any of those so called miracle weight control tablets or additions which profess to assist you in losing weight without any actual effort.

Being consistent is the key to helping you achieve your ideal weight.
You do not need to do a very strong workout each day, but you must attempt to do something physical for a minimum of 10 to 15 minutes.

This is often as easy walking the dog round the block in the morning or using the steps rather than taking the lift at work. You might even use a pedometer to help keep a record of how many additional steps you are making in the day. Take a note of your average number of steps for one or two days and then set a goal to slowly increase this number every day. This is a terrific way to keep inspired as you are in a position to easily see those increases on a week to week basis.

A great activity that aids lasting weight loss is cardiovascular exercise. Any quantity of activity is way better than nothing, but if you are keeping up a fairly brisk pace it will yield the most noticeable results. Swimming, cycling, jogging, and fast walking are all great selections that will increase your pulse rate. If you get involved in one or two of these enjoyable activities once or twice a week for twenty minutes or even more you should start to see postive changes in your body in a little while.

You need to try and look long term and see these activities as becoming part of your regular routine instead of a temporary measure to get shot of some weight. In this way you will help guarantee your permanent weight loss success.

Far more integral to the weight control equation than exercising more is what you eat. The truth is that most individuals eat three or even more times each day, and every time is a chance to help you in your search to lose undesired pounds.

By steadily replacing the unhealthy items with more healthy options you will discover that you are beginning to lose weight fast and safe. Go for raw fruit and vegetables rather than sugar laden nibbles. It is also advisable to drink 8 cups of water every day. If you do this and stop drinking soda you will cut out masses of calories from your diet.

If you incorporate these things into your everyday way of life you will be on the inside track to permanent weight loss success in no time!

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Hope this helps. Good luck!

  2. QUESTION:
    Have you considered Gastric Bypass Surgery for weight loss? Here’s some tips!?
    Gastric bypass: Is this weight-loss surgery for you?
    Are you a candidate for gastric bypass surgery? Find out what to expect and the benefits and risks involved.
    It’s always best to lose weight through a healthy diet and regular physical activity. But if you’re among those who have tried and can’t lose the excess weight that’s causing your health problems, weight-loss (bariatric) surgery may be an option.
    Gastric bypass, which changes the anatomy of your digestive system to limit the amount of food you can eat and digest, is the favored bariatric surgery in the United States. Most surgeons prefer this procedure because it’s safer and has fewer complications than other available weight-loss surgeries. It can provide long-term, consistent weight loss if accompanied with ongoing behavior changes.
    Gastric bypass isn’t for everyone with obesity, however. It’s a major procedure that poses significant risks and side effects and requires permanent changes in your lifestyle.
    Who is gastric bypass surgery for?
    Generally, gastric bypass surgery is reserved for people who are unable to achieve or maintain a healthy weight through diet and exercise, are severely overweight, and who have health problems as a result. Gastric bypass may be considered if:
    ·Your body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher (extreme obesity).
    ·Your BMI is 35 to 39.9 (obesity), and you have a serious weight-related health problems such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
    Gastric bypass surgery doesn’t replace the need for following a healthy diet and regular physical activity program. In fact, the success of the surgery depends in part on your commitment to following the guidelines given to you about diet and exercise. As you consider weight-loss surgery, make sure that you make every effort to exercise, change your eating habits and adjust any other lifestyle factors that have contributed to your excess weight

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gastric-bypass/HQ01465

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gastric-bypass-diet/WT00007

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gastric-bypass-surgery/AN01378

    I had gastric bypass surgery in April 2005. I started out at 268, now I’m 180 and holding, after 1 year and 7 months. These links will help you in many ways to make a decision if this is for you or not. I vote yes, because it made such a difference in my life. I was taking 8 pills a day, and after my surgery, I lost my diabetes. The way they do the surgery, takes your diabetes away. I no longer have to take glucophage, and I no longer have high Cholesterol or high blood pressure. I’m down to 2 pills a day. I went from a size 26-28 to a 16-18.
    Most people struggle with paying for the surgery. Go to this site, it is a great support system for you, because it’s only people who have had gastric bypass. Every insurance program has been rated, and you’ll get tips on how to deal with your insurance company, as well as, surgery tips, food tips, and just support. http://www.obesityhelp.com/
    There is a very good web site by a guy named Basil White. He’s a govt. worker and a comedian. He walks you through everything. Very interesting. He had the surgery and did well.

    http://www.basilwhite.com/gastric/

    Some other helpful links…

    http://dir.yahoo.com/Health/Diseases_and_Conditions/Obesity/Gastric_Bypass_Surgery/

    http://www.stapleclub.com/general_info.htm

    http://www.locateadoc.com/articles.cfm/1454/1337

    http://www.dhmc.org/webpage.cfm?site_id=2&org_id=28&morg_id=0&sec_id=0&gsec_id=35507&item_id=35508

    http://www.mygastricbypass.com/

    http://www.gwdocs.com/health/eHA-eHA_Content_C-Generic_Content_Page_Template_1131123706877.html

    Good luck with your surgery and new life!
    What do you think?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thnx!

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

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

    My average diet is

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thanks in advance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Oh yea: Fruits and veggies ARE carbs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Opinions?

    • ANSWER:

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

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

  13. QUESTION:
    Need doctor hereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee?
    Need doctor here please..

    Sorry wall of text.
    Sorry sorry sorry
    sorry for bad english too.im desperate..

    Lets say, when i was 15, i often ate only 1 or 2 meals a day. Sometimes didnt eat/drink anything at all (like 2 out of 10 of chances in a month)

    This went off to about 6 months. Then, normal life about 6 months, then a little bad again for 6 mnths, then good 6 months, bad 1 year (this is the worse i think, everyday just sitting playing super adrenaline pumping video games,barely get sunlight and
    exercise) and now fully normal life 4ever.

    During these bad months, i barely drink any milk, which doctors said, if u used to drink it and stopped
    drinking it for a while, it could cause osteoporosis cuz of the blood something thing. I barely ate any veggies as well when iwas not into my life.

    After school, I often sat from half a day sometimes to a full day occasionally (once in a month) up to 3 days playing games, without rest. Then, if 2/3 days of playing, i rest for 2-3 days fully with normal eating. Often i skipped school to play games the whole day till i got dropped out.

    I had fainted like 3-5 times when walking.

    This resulted in weight loss from 65 to 45 kg. 5’9 tall.

    QUESTION:

    now im 19, even though i have regained my weight to
    65-70 kg (5’9), i am experiencing:

    -low sex drive
    -shrinking penis (eaten cuz of the starvation?)
    -bad erection quality
    -having a hard time for my d*ck to recognize sexual innuendos (im afraid my sexual nerves was eaten due to starvation)
    -no auto *****,no morning *****,had to stroke it with my hand to get a *****
    -feel frigid around girls God i want to be hard around girls like i used to!!
    -when i masturbate and ejaculate, i feel weak for the whole day, till the next couple of days. As if my testosterone regeneration is lowered (shrunk testicle?).if i masturbate constantly for a week, i feel weak and thin as fuck. I used to masturbate once even twice/thrice daily before 15, and i could still rock the day!
    -weak heart and lungs (cant stand 5 minutes of playing soccer, used to stand up to hours without
    exhaustion,one of the athlete with best stamina in school)
    -changed face structure, i used to be a happy and funny cute face person (girls was like crazy on me), now gloomy and old, not
    expressive. Some people even said
    my eyes r tinier now and not as expressive as it used to. I looked like a robot.
    -thin bone, small forehand and fingers, often thinner than common healthy girls, it used to be thicker, like a man! The diameter of my thumb is only about 1.5 cm now. Im afraid i heard bone loss from anorexia is permanent.is it true?in my
    case is it severe enough to be permanent?
    -really my body frame is really small right now(it used to be mediumish,at 14-15 of age when most of my friends were already peaked their puberty/hence no major growth).it is a shame cuz its like even the smallest man like 5’5 guy would have a wider rib cage,bone,thicker bone and longer and stronger arms than most girls.
    -did it stunt my height growth 4ever also?
    -i entered puberty at 13,peaked at 14/15

    IS IT CURABLE!!!!!!!!!! I REGRET WITH what ive done. I also hate my parents to let me suffer like that. But now i want my life back!!

    NEED A DOCTOR HEREE please.
    I cant afford meeting a doctor irl.the family cash is kinda low..

    Please give me ur yahoo msennger or sumthin i want
    to chat with u doctor..god bless

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    Helpp me a boy of misery..?
    Need doctor here please..
    Sorry wall of text.
    Sorry sorry sorry
    sorry for bad english too.im desperate..
    Lets say, when i was 15, i often ate only 1 or 2 meals a
    day. Sometimes didnt eat/drink anything at all (like 2
    out of 10 of chances in a month)
    This went off to about 6 months. Then, normal life
    about 6 months, then a little bad again for 6 mnths,
    then good 6 months, bad 1 year (this is the worse i
    think, everyday just sitting playing super adrenaline
    pumping video games,barely get sunlight and
    exercise) and now fully normal life 4ever.
    During these bad months, i barely drink any milk,
    which doctors said, if u used to drink it and stopped
    drinking it for a while, it could cause osteoporosis cuz
    of the blood something thing. I barely ate any veggies
    as well when iwas not into my life.
    After school, I often sat from half a day sometimes to
    a full day occasionally (once in a month) up to 3 days
    playing games, without rest. Then, if 2/3 days of
    playing, i rest for 2-3 days fully with normal eating.
    Often i skipped school to play games the whole day till
    i got dropped out.
    I had fainted like 3-5 times when walking.
    This resulted in weight loss from 65 to 45 kg. 5’9 tall.
    QUESTION:
    now im 19, even though i have regained my weight to
    65-70 kg (5’9), i am experiencing:
    -low sex drive
    -shrinking penis (eaten cuz of the starvation?)
    -bad erection quality
    -having a hard time for my d*ck to recognize sexual
    innuendos (im afraid my sexual nerves was eaten due
    to starvation)
    -no auto *****,no morning *****,had to stroke it with
    my hand to get a *****
    -feel frigid around girls God i want to be hard around
    girls like i used to!!
    -when i masturbate and ejaculate, i feel weak for the
    whole day, till the next couple of days. As if my
    testosterone regeneration is lowered (shrunk testicle?).if
    i masturbate constantly for a week, i feel weak and thin
    as ****. I used to masturbate once even twice/thrice
    daily before 15, and i could still rock the day!
    -weak heart and lungs (cant stand 5 minutes of playing
    soccer, used to stand up to hours without
    exhaustion,one of the athlete with best stamina in
    school)
    -changed face structure, i used to be a happy and
    funny cute face person (girls was like crazy on me),
    now gloomy and old, not
    expressive. Some people even said
    my eyes r tinier now and not as expressive as it used
    to. I looked like a robot.
    -thin bone, small forehand and fingers, often thinner
    than common healthy girls, it used to be thicker, like a
    man! The diameter of my thumb is only about 1.5 cm
    now. Im afraid i heard bone loss from anorexia is
    permanent.is it true?in my
    case is it severe enough to be permanent?
    -really my body frame is really small right now(it used
    to be mediumish,at 14-15 of age when most of my
    friends were already peaked their puberty/hence no
    major growth).it is a shame cuz its like even the
    smallest man like 5’5 guy would have a wider rib
    cage,bone,thicker bone and longer and stronger arms
    than most girls.
    -did it stunt my height growth 4ever also?
    -i entered puberty at 13,peaked at 14/15
    IS IT CURABLE!!!!!!!!!! I REGRET WITH what ive done. I
    also hate my parents to let me suffer like that. But now
    i want my life back!!
    NEED A DOCTOR HEREE please.
    I cant afford meeting a doctor irl.the family cash is
    kinda low..
    Please give me ur yahoo msennger or sumthin i want
    to chat with u doctor..god bless
    rainbow jeremy: i started masturbating at 13, when my friend told me how to do it. Maybe if he didnt tell me that in the first place, i would start jerking off way older than that. I got my full pubic hair at 14/15. But, i’ve never had the raging b0ners during 13-19 (now), different from what i heard, boys that age should be having like 5++ ‘auto’-b0ners a day, via sexual thoughts/no. I only had them during the morning, sometimes at the night, too, but they were always weak b0ners. Now, way worse, no auto b0ner at all. Maybe due to the premature-masturbation act? My starving habits?

    I pretty much have fucked up my puberty. Now at 19, i had small bones, small rib cage (smaller than my mom for god sake), small forehand and fingers, thumb too, shrinking penis and all its other problems.

    I feel like a fail-to-develop-normally-to-a-full-grown-man man.

    Could i have ur contact rainbow? Yahoo msengger or sumthing!

    • ANSWER:

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      just a few tips…

      try not to use contractions

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

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

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

  16. QUESTION:
    Once upon a time………………….?
    Need doctor here please..

    Sorry wall of text.
    Sorry sorry sorry
    sorry for bad english too.im desperate..

    Now im 19 y/o, 5’9 tall, 65-70 kg of weight.

    Listen to my story please..

    Lets say, when i was 15, i often ate only 1 or 2 meals a
    day. Sometimes didnt eat/drink anything at all (like 7
    out of 30 days in a month).

    It resulted in weight lost from 65 kg to 45 kg (in 3-4
    months only).

    This went off to about 6 months. I often did near-
    death starvations. Everyday I played video games and
    often didnt eat and sleep for day(s). (15 to 15.5 y/o,
    weight 45 kg).

    Then, normal life about 6 months (15.5 to 16 y/o, weight 55 kg).

    Then a little bad again for 6 mnths (16 to 16.5 y/o, weight 50 kg).

    Then good 6 months with plenty of exercises (16 to 17 y/o, weight 70 kg).

    Last one bad year (17 to 18 y/o, weight 60 kg): this is the worse i think, everyday just sitting playing super adrenaline-pumping video games, barely got sunlight
    and did exercises, but i didnt really starved myself like
    the first 6 months at 15. i ate like 2-3 meals a day,
    occasionally one meal/ate nothing a day.

    Now at 19 (weighed 65-70 kg), im trying to have a
    fully normal life.

    During these bad months, i barely drink any milk,
    which doctors said, if u used to drink it then stopped
    drinking it for a while, it could cause osteoporosis/
    major bone loss cuz of the blood something thing. I
    barely ate any veggies nor did any exercises as well when i was not into my life.

    During that bad times, after school, I often sat from
    half a day sometimes to a full day, occasionally (once
    in a month) up to 3 days playing games, without rest.
    Then, if 2/3 days of
    playing, i rest for 2-3 days fully with normal eating.

    Often i skipped school to play games the whole day/
    days. I got dropped out when i was 16, so i played the
    games more often like everday/every 2-3 days (dont
    mention the school thing, ive got it covered XD)

    I had fainted like 3-5 times when walking cuz of not
    eating and sleeping for days playing games.

    QUESTION:

    now im 19, even though i have regained my weight to
    65-70 kg (5’9), i am experiencing:
    -low sex drive
    -shrinking penis (eaten cuz of the starvation?)
    -bad erection quality
    -having a hard time for my d*ck to recognize sexual
    innuendos (im afraid my sexual nerves was eaten due
    to starvation)
    -no auto *****,no morning *****,had to stroke it with
    my hand to get a *****
    -feel frigid around girls God i want to be hard around
    girls like i used to!!
    -when i masturbate and ejaculate, i feel weak for the
    whole day, till the next couple of days. As if my
    testosterone regeneration is lowered (shrunk testicle?).if
    i masturbate constantly for a week, i feel weak and thin
    as ****. I used to masturbate once even twice/thrice
    daily before 15, and i could still rock the day!
    -weak heart and lungs (cant stand 5 minutes of playing
    soccer, used to stand up to hours without
    exhaustion,one of the athlete with best stamina in
    school)
    -changed face structure, i used to be a happy and
    funny cute face person (girls was like crazy on me),
    now gloomy and old, not
    expressive. Some people even said
    my eyes r tinier now and not as expressive as it used
    to. I looked like a robot.
    -thin bone, small forehand and fingers, often thinner
    than common healthy girls, it used to be thicker, like a
    man! The diameter of my thumb is only about 1.5 cm
    now. Im afraid i heard bone loss from anorexia is
    permanent. Is it true?in my case is it severe enough to
    be considered permanent?
    -really my body frame is really small right now, like
    justin bieber’s (it used to be mediumish, at 14-15 of age
    when most of my friends were already peaked their
    puberty/hence no major growth/no way they
    outgrew me). It is a shame cuz its like even the
    smallest man like 5’5 guy would have a wider rib cage
    and pelvic bone, thicker wrist and fingers, also longer
    and stronger arms than most girls. My das’s n mom’s
    rib cages r still a lot wider! I used to be ‘wider’!
    -im afraid ive messed up my hormones permanently, that i’ll never be a full grown man
    -did it stunt my height growth 4ever also? Like the
    ‘organ’ or ‘nerve’ whatsoever thing for growth was
    eaten due to starvation?
    -i entered puberty and started masturbating daily since
    i was 13, peaked growth at 14/15.

    IS IT CURABLE!!!!!!!!!!

    I did that cuz of my dad and step mom neglected me
    emotionally. They were also lonely psychos. Its like i
    was living with someone else, PLUS with psychotic
    features.

    NOW I REGRET WITH what ive done. I also hate my
    parents to let me suffer like that.

    But now i want my
    life back!!

    NEED A DOCTOR HEREE please.

    I cant afford meeting a doctor irl. The family cash is
    kinda low atm..really low..

    Please give me ur yahoo msennger or sumthin i want
    to chat with u doctor..god bless
    Grubs: do u have any advice about any websites/forums i should be asking this problem at?

    • ANSWER:
      Is this how you simplify your problems??!! Only a doctor can read this marathon-long question.

  17. QUESTION:
    Help me plsssssss bro n sis..?
    Need doctor here please..

    Sorry wall of text.
    Sorry sorry sorry
    sorry for bad english too.im desperate..

    Now im 19 y/o, 5’9 tall, 65-70 kg of weight.

    Hear my story please..

    Lets say, when i was 15, i often ate only 1 or 2 meals a
    day. Sometimes didnt eat/drink anything at all (like 7 out of 30 days in a month).

    It resulted in weight lost from 65 kg to 45 kg (in 3-4 months only).

    This went off to about 6 months. I often did near-death starvations. Everyday I played video games and often didnt eat and sleep for day(s). (15 to 15.5 y/o, weight 45 kg).

    Then, normal life about 6 months (15.5 to 16 y/o, weight 55 kg).

    Then a little bad again for 6 mnths (16 to 16.5 y/o, weight 50 kg).

    Then good 6 months with plenty of exercises (16 to 17 y/o, weight 70 kg).

    Last one bad year (17 to 18 y/o, weight 60 kg): this is the worse i think, everyday just sitting playing super adrenaline-pumping video games, barely got sunlight and did exercises, but i didnt really starved myself like the first 6 months at 15. i ate like 2-3 meals a day, occasionally one meal/ate nothing a day.

    Now at 19 (weighed 65-70 kg), im trying to have a fully normal life.

    During these bad months, i barely drink any milk, which doctors said, if u used to drink it then stopped
    drinking it for a while, it could cause osteoporosis/major bone loss cuz of the blood something thing. I barely ate any veggies as well when i was not into my life.

    During that bad times, after school, I often sat from half a day sometimes to a full day, occasionally (once in a month) up to 3 days playing games, without rest. Then, if 2/3 days of
    playing, i rest for 2-3 days fully with normal eating.

    Often i skipped school to play games the whole day/days. I got dropped out when i was 16, so i played the games more often like everday/every 2-3 days (dont mention the school thing, ive got it covered XD)

    I had fainted like 3-5 times when walking cuz of not eating and sleeping for days playing games.

    QUESTION:

    now im 19, even though i have regained my weight to
    65-70 kg (5’9), i am experiencing:

    -low sex drive
    -shrinking penis (eaten cuz of the starvation?)
    -bad erection quality
    -having a hard time for my d*ck to recognize sexual innuendos (im afraid my sexual nerves was eaten due to starvation)
    -no auto *****,no morning *****,had to stroke it with my hand to get a *****
    -feel frigid around girls God i want to be hard around girls like i used to!!
    -when i masturbate and ejaculate, i feel weak for the whole day, till the next couple of days. As if my
    testosterone regeneration is lowered (shrunk testicle?).if
    i masturbate constantly for a week, i feel weak and thin
    as ****. I used to masturbate once even twice/thrice daily before 15, and i could still rock the day!
    -weak heart and lungs (cant stand 5 minutes of playing soccer, used to stand up to hours without exhaustion,one of the athlete with best stamina in school)
    -changed face structure, i used to be a happy and funny cute face person (girls was like crazy on me), now gloomy and old, not
    expressive. Some people even said
    my eyes r tinier now and not as expressive as it used to. I looked like a robot.
    -thin bone, small forehand and fingers, often thinner than common healthy girls, it used to be thicker, like a man! The diameter of my thumb is only about 1.5 cm now. Im afraid i heard bone loss from anorexia is
    permanent. Is it true?in my case is it severe enough to be considered permanent?
    -really my body frame is really small right now, like justin bieber’s (it used to be mediumish, at 14-15 of age when most of my friends were already peaked their puberty/hence no major growth/no way they outgrew me). It is a shame cuz its like even the smallest man like 5’5 guy would have a wider rib cage and pelvic bone, thicker wrist and fingers, also longer and stronger arms than most girls. I used to be ‘wider’!
    -did it stunt my height growth 4ever also? Like the ‘organ’ or ‘nerve’ whatsoever thing for growth was eaten due to starvation?
    -i entered puberty and started masturbating daily since i was 13, peaked growth at 14/15.

    IS IT CURABLE!!!!!!!!!!

    I did that cuz of my dad and step mom neglected me emotionally. They were also lonely psychos. Its like i was living with someone else, PLUS with psychotic features.

    NOW I REGRET WITH what ive done. I also hate my parents to let me suffer like that. But now i want my life back!!

    NEED A DOCTOR HEREE please.

    I cant afford meeting a doctor irl. The family cash is kinda low atm..really low..

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

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some info and homemade solution for cellulite:

      http://www.girlslovestyle.com/2010/07/honey-massage-against-cellulite/

      http://www.girlslovestyle.com/2010/06/cellulite-myths-and-facts/

      But if it still bothers you, you better go to dermatologist.

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

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

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some info and homemade solution for cellulite:

      http://www.girlslovestyle.com/2010/07/honey-massage-against-cellulite/

      http://www.girlslovestyle.com/2010/06/cellulite-myths-and-facts/

      But if it still bothers you, you better go to dermatologist.


Healthy Weight Loss Diets Home

Have you been trying to lose weight for several years however, you got no results? People in America waste thousands of dollars on fad diets with the hope to lose weight however they never do.
A buddy of mine tried the weight watchers program for any what are known as healthy weight loss but he only got weight loss and never a healthy one. Hope against hope, he continued working together with the weight watchers program, but today he is in a bad shape. So I say it from a personal expertise weight watchers diet just isn’t great for a long term weight reduction.

Recently, I have learnt the dietary plan doc HCG diet, which could help people shed extra pounds. They promise that is a fast diet and a healthy weight reduction. Could it be really?I understand that science of the body and also the metabolic rate. Most of the time, after i read about a few pounds loss diet. It’s my job to search about the method in detail.

Diet doc HCG diet functions by fighting against HCG fat hormone which is the main cause of obesity. Theoretically, I find this diet the best diet until today. Science has surely worked its method to a quick and simple weight reduction.

The thing that most of the rapid loss of weight diets fail to work is that they mostly are focused on decreasing the water weight within your body and when you receive off this diet, you choose excess fat than you actually had.

The diet doc HCG weight loss program seems promising not just simply because they have spent a lot of money on marketing, but because there method real. I am a dietician and I understand all this body science. I have helped people slim down and I believe than the diet doc HCG is going to do exactly the same.

Why I will be so sure about diet doc HCG diet plan? The reason as I mentioned, My business is an expert dietician. It’s a healthy weightloss system because there is an actual reason for weight loss whereas for most from the fad diets there isn’t any definite cause.

Diet doc HCG weight loss program should include you using pills and injection. I cannot prescribe the diet for you myself as each person has a different metabolism system and all sorts of the diets usually are not for all the people. If you want to try HCG diet then you should speak to a doctor and that he will prescribe you the diet.

What makes the diet doc HCG diet program stand out to me? I believe in assisting people, when I made a decision to end up being a dietician my primary aim was to help people and it still is. I think that diet doc HCG diet program will assist me for making weight reduction easier and safer.
The very last thing, you may not only have to lose weight so that you look good in order to fit in your clothes. It is advisable to drop some weight to remain healthy. Reducing your weight at this risk of health will be the worst mistake you will ever have, so please not choose any diet program without an appropriate reason for decreasing weight.


Healthy Weight Loss Diets For Women

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  2. QUESTION:
    What other women out there can’t lose weight despite healthy diet and exercise?
    I have done everything doctors, nutritionists, magazines, and websites have recommended to get in shape and it is just futile. I need to lose about 30 more pounds. I have lost 14 lbs since January 1. Thats 14 lbs in 9 months. I have done low calorie diets with the healthiest foods available, drank water by the gallon, worked out 5x/week- aerobics with weights in addition to “parking far away and taking the stairs” and “taking 10,000 steps a day”, eating small meals, and drinking tea. I have tried increasing calories following the advice of the “your body is in stavation mode” logic. I have had my thyroid testing including TSH, T3, and T4. I have been tested for blood sugar problems. Please is there anyone else who has followed the accepted philosphies on getting in shape and it hasn’t worked (if so, did you find something that did)? Does anyone else think there is more to weight loss than what doctors spew about calories in vs calories out?

    • ANSWER:
      i too am struggling to lose weight. i go to the gym religiously and have a trainers to consult anytime i need them. i eat healthy, low sodium, low calorie, low fat, high protein foods. do i lose weight? nope. i’m not one of those women who think that they are overweight, but are really fit and don’t realize it. i am truly overweight. although i remain overweight, my doc says that i am healthier by continuing this lifestyle. she continually reminds me that it took years to put on the weight and it may take years to lose it.

      i don’t have any advice for you other than to keep at it. think of it this way…you’ve lost 14 pounds in 9 months. that’s 56 pounds in 3 years! i put on my weight 5 to 10 pounds a year and it may only come off that quick…but gaining or losing, every pound counts!

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

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

    Any and all tips are well appreciated!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. QUESTION:
    simple healthy recipes for quick diet weight loss tips?
    can someone out there help me with a simple blueprint that will work my sibling into shedding pounds with a diet for quick weight loss recipes for women.My sibling is a woman and this will really help her i know indeed

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  6. QUESTION:
    Weight loss health incentive…ethical? ?
    I know somebody who has low self esteem due to several factors. I feel most of it is related to her weight and how she feels about her health compared to the demanding standards our society imposes on women. I have been pondering a incentive based program for her to lose weight and get healthy, which I feel will help boost her confidence tremendously. My hesitation is mostly about how ethical my plan is.

    The plan:
    I know this individual would like to do the following,
    Get healthy
    Lose weight
    Have sex

    As of today she has been unable to achieve any of these goals.

    My plan is to help encourage her to lose weight/ get healthier is by providing a sexual incentive for reaching minni goals that (we mutually agree upon) bring her closer to her overall goals.

    These goals will be specific to make it easy to determine to if the goal has been achieved, the minni goals will also encourage healthy weight loss and not crash diets or dehydration.

    And example of a weight lose goal would be a sexual favor of your choice (including sex) for every 10lb you lose in 5 weeks. (This is set as not to go against the doctor recommended 2lb per week) (Currently needs to lose 70-100lb)

    An example of a health goal would be cut 1:00 minutes off your mile time, (currently above 15 min)

    By creating a network of goals to meet this allows her to pursue other goals if say she has trouble with the weight loss from time to time. (I feel this will help prevent desperate measures)

    The reason I’m asking this question is I feel that this person could benefit tremendously from a program like this but would like to know if you guys feel this is an ethical approach to helping motivate an individual to achieve their goals.

    Thanks 

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t know what to say exactly.

      I know that people who exercise reward themselves with a cookie, day at the spa, a meal at their favorite restaurant…..but…sex? That’s very interesting.

      Are you the sexual tool in this approach to help your friend? I don’t think this breaks any ethical rules, but it definitely could become complicated.
      I’ve never even thought about that, but it seems that his would work. Women want to be viewed as sexy from males, even more so by women who are trying to loose weight and have self esteem issues.

      If she says yes and obviously you’re fine with it…then go ahead!

  7. 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.

  8. QUESTION:
    Why do so many women adopt the ‘lazy’ approach to weight loss?
    Allot of women i know who are trying to lose weight very rarely exercise and tend to try out slimming tablets and diets. Why do more men exercise to lose weight than women? Are women just lazy? I am a woman and i exercise and just adopt a healthy eating plan for life, rather than for a month so i can get into a new swimsuit? I find these womens’ approaches to weight loss and health disgusting.

    • ANSWER:
      i dont im like you i changed my eating habits i exercise hard regulary but i do it because i enjoy it aswell plenty of times people say to me why are you doing it still they dont understand because i enjoy it makes me feel ‘the buzz’ afterwards

  9. QUESTION:
    What is a weight loss pill that is known for helping women lose weight?
    I know the best way to lose weight is water intake, exercise and eating healthy. I’m not concerned with that. I want to know diet pills that are known to work.

    • ANSWER:
      Phentermine is a prescription weight loss pill that works. You can get a prescription from a local doctor (cheap) or go on line (3x as expensive).
      Side effects: addictive, insomnia, thirst, dry eyes, hot flashes, dizziness.

  10. QUESTION:
    What diet pill/weight loss pill/supplement/vitamin for women should I take to kick start?
    I am 21 and a female. I’m 5’4 and 139 pounds. I exercise doing 3-4 days a week cardio intervals, weight training, resistance training, stretching, and circuits. I eat very healthfully, I’ve done the eat enough calories, eat less calories, eat more calories. I’ve done the 6 small meals, I’ve done the 3 meals and 2 snacks, I’ve done every food diet possible that doesn’t involve meat(besides fish once in awhile) because I am a vegetarian. No matter what I try I cannot LOSE weight. I understand muscle weighs more than fat and to burn fat you build muscle and gain weight first, but I am not muscular nor fat so that doesn’t apply to me, and I’ve kept this steady weight over the last 2 or so years. Except last year when there was a death in the family and I dropped weight like crazy from stress and getting on a medication to deal. But, I’ve been off the meds for awhile and living a healthy lifestyle and I can’t lose it(I’m looking to be miniminally 115-120, less if possible). My BMI says I’m normal, but I don’t feel good with myself. I get that the BMI doesn’t say everything about a body, but to look at me I have a thin look with curves if that makes sense. I’m 34c/27/36. Anyways, what I’m getting at is does anyone know any supplements/pills/etc that can help me kickstart a weight loss, I’m not going to replace my lifestyle with it, I just need a booster. Please give me some suggestions, I’d greatly appreciate it. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      There aren’t any and you don’t weigh enough to qualify for the only one with FDA approval.
      Nothing for it but sensible eating and exercise.

      If you eat 3,500 calories more than your body needs, you will put on about 1 pound. If you use up 3,500 calories more than you eat, you will lose about 1 pound in weight.

      Daily needs…

      http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/calories-burned.php

      To burn caalories…

      http://www.prohealth.com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.cfm

  11. QUESTION:
    Question about weight loss/ diet!!!! PLEASE TELL ME WHAT’s going on with my body!!!?
    For the past 6 weeks, i’ve been working out like a mad woman, daily for the most part. I mean i have missed a few days here and there but you know what I mean.

    I’ve mostly been doing the Jillian Michaels 30 day shred dvd which includes a strength training/cardio combo…along with independent strength training, cardio, dancing and following a healthy diet

    HOWEVER, my clothes have recently gotten tighter….and when I say recently I mean clothes that fit nicely 2 weeks ago are now VERY snug…..

    Please tell me what’s going on, I’m very depressed and very discourage at this point. I don’t plan on giving up but I’m going back to school soon and I don’t want to look swollen you know…I want my clothes to fit nicely and reflect my hard work over the summer

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve had the same thing happen to me…
      I was told that I was burning fat but I was actually increasing my muscle so that is where the tightness was coming form..

  12. QUESTION:
    A weight loss for women?
    My best guy friend is taking a male supplement called Testoripped and has seen amazing results… weight loss and awesome muscle definition and gain…

    I was wondering if anyone knows of any female supplements that are comparable to this, either specific products or vitamin type stuff. I know many are just a rip off.

    I work out 5 days a week and was wondering if there is anything for women to aid in weight loss/getting in shape. Like I said I work out and eat a healthy balanced diet.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      in that case you should be fine without meds
      people shouldnt depend on meds to lose weight
      i mean, weight lost with wil power and effort is probably going to stay lost while the weight lost with no effort except swallowing a pill will be gained again since you will be careless since you know that you still have the pills which your body will probably get used to in a while and will start to have no effect
      anyways just keep working out and eat healthy is my suggestion

  13. QUESTION:
    Women…do these weight loss commercials annoy you too?
    I just saw a commercial for a diet program or weight loss pill where this girl was walking in a bikini and said “I used to HATE my body” “I felt like a prisioner”, etc…and it really bothered me because the woman was completely normal looking in her “before” home video. My husband and I both looked at each other with the same look and I said “she looked good before, she looked healthy”

    Is this the newest thing thats supposed to make women and girls hate their bodies even more? I mean, it’s one thing if there is an obese woman who really needs to lose weight for health reasons but what kind of message is it sending when they show a “before” picture of a healthy looking woman and depict her as fat and horrible”? Teenage girls look at that and say to themselves- if thats fat, then I must be really disgusting….

    Is it just me or is this type of advertising really getting obnoxious?

    • ANSWER:
      Hell yeah they do!
      I think the worst ones are the Metabolife ones, where they have the “unhealthy” chick on one side walking and then the supposedly the same but skinnier gal on the right talking about how much weight she’s lost.

      Or the spotlight one, where a heavier gal is walking through the market and feels like everyone is staring at her in her underwear? That really gets me…and the Marie Osmond Nutri-System ones drive me nuts.
      It’s like you can’t feel good about yourself, no matter what! Someone is always watching and judging you!

  14. QUESTION:
    Why is it, when i search for weight loss advice, 99% is aimed at women?
    I am a 32, a guy, who wants to shift 3 stone. Im considering the GI diet as this appears to be the most healthy option and one that I can see myself sticking to. But I wish I could find a resource aimed at men like me so I can make an informed choice. Any ideas anyone? Any help appreciated!!

    • ANSWER:
      Because women are more open about their weight issues than men tend to be, or at least that is the general perception, I think. That would be my guess.

  15. QUESTION:
    What is the very best diet/weight loss book you have ever read?
    The book that really helped you the most to change your eating habits, live a healthier life, and lose weight permanently?

    I am considering trying the GI (glycemic index) diet. It seems pretty healthy, and was originally developed to help diabetics regulate their blood sugar levels. I am not diabetic, but have turned into one of those “apple” shaped women who are at risk for the disease.

    I have been a yo-yo dieter for years. The most successful diet, for me, was the Atkin’s Diet. In thirteen months, I lost about 75 pounds, wearing the same size clothes I did in high school. The best thing about Atkin’s was that, after only a few days, all the cravings I had lived with so long completely disappeared! That was a huge deal for me. I fell off the wagon while on a week-long cruise, gaining an incredible 10 pounds in less than a week, and it was downhill from there… Later, I had to have a liver biopsy, and I think the “spot” may have been from all that fat.

    Katherine

    • ANSWER:
      I think is the G.I. Diet because I think eating by the Glycemic Index is just HEALTHY way to eat and its a program you can live on forever. Your never hungry and you can eat a lot of food. I also think that WEIGHT WATCHER’S is also good. The problem with most “DIETS” is that there is no way to maintain your weight loss. Everyone is real good about telling you how to LOSE the weight but not bothering to tell you How to keep the weight OFF.
      The fact is that 98% of ALL weight loss over 25 lbs comes back plus more. These people fail because they didn’t change their eating patterns…..they just dieted. Unless you find a way to eat for Life….you will not keep the wight off. Only 2% keep it off for life. I lost almost 200 lbs(by myself) and have kept it off for 25 years, but keeping thr weight off is so much harder than the initial weight loss…its very easy to slide back into bad eating. I love the GI program & Weight Watchers because you won’t suffer, feel deprived and you can keep your weight off.

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:

  17. QUESTION:
    Best weight loss diet plan?
    I am a 26 year old women and i have been gaining more and more weight throughout the past 7 years.(Granted i have been eating out alot) but i want to stop doing that and get on a regular excersise plan and a diet plan.I am a really lazy person when it comes to excersisin, but i really want to get healthy for my 4 year old daughter. so if anyone has any ideas for that, it would help out alot.I just want to know what kind of foods to eat what not to eat what kinds of excersises i should do. My fat is in my belly thighs and arms. I weigh about 180 and 5″5 I want to get back down to about 140 by end of february beginging of march.So please if anyone has any ideas for me i would really appreciate it.Ant other questions you can email at babygurlsmommy2006@yahoo.com.Thank you so much.Any ideas what so ever would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      hello!
      may be this plan helps you
      1. Balanced vegetarian diet

      It consists of fruits, vegetables and foods that originate from plants.
      Recent studies show that a vegetarian diet has a 30% lower risk of heart related diseases.
      There are different vegetarian diets ranging from strictest to the lenient.
      - Vegan diet foods
      Vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, grains

      - diet foods

      Milk and milk products such as cheese and yogurt

      - Locative-vegetarian diet foods

      Eggs only

      - Felicitation diet foods

      Occasional consumption of fish, poultry and meat.

      Since there are allegations about vegetarian diet that it has nutritional deficiency, here are the nutritional guidelines so that you will know what vegetables are good to eat.

      - Iron (important in the transport of oxygen to the lungs and to the different parts of the body)

      Spinach, beans, wheat, tofu, lentils, broccoli, black eye beans, potatoes.

      - Calcium (responsible for bone strength)

      Alfalfa sprouts, asparagus, bamboo shoots, soy milk, soy nuts, so ya beans, pickled, broccoli, mustard greens, and fortified juices.

      - Vitamin B12 (it also boosts up energy aids in the production of red blood cells)

      Beetroot, cabbage, Brussels sprouts.

      2. Low fat diet

      Fat has always been the number reason why obesity is increasing significantly these days. As such, there are many available options to choose on a low-fat diet.

      Use low-fat oils (olive oil, canola oil) for cooking.
      Use non-sticky pan that has been cleansed thoroughly after a deep frying session to prevent too much oil on food.
      Make sure you have fresh vegetables in your diet and avoid canned goods, which are usually preserved in salt.
      Eat a lot of legumes like kidney beans, lentils, chickpeas, black-eyes beans and others.
      Make sure that the pasta that you are buying is made from whole wheat.
      Avoid salad dressings like mayonnaise and thousand island sauce, instead, opt for Worchester sauce or so ya sauce for garnishing and flavor.
      Eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables.
      3. The South Beach Diet
      One of the top 5 weight loss diet plans in the country today.
      It never allows starvation and deprivation of foods.
      It is divided into ‘three phases’.
      - Phase 1
      It lasts for about 14 days. This is the strictest phase as there’s a strict regulation on what to consume. Carbohydrates are avoided and poultry products, fish, turkey, shellfish that usually eaten with vegetables, nuts, eggs and cheese are to be eaten but in moderation. Coffee and tea is allowed but taken in moderation.

      - Phase 2

      This phase is much easier than the first. It will last until the desired weight is achieved. The carbohydrates rich foods that were removed from the diet are reintroduced. You can eat brown rice and whole wheat bread but not a white bread.

      - Phase 3

      This is the phase where your body is already adjusted to start of a way of life that you will have to adopt for a lifetime.

      4. The Cabbage Soup diet

      It is one of the seven days that weight loss diet plans is aiming at weight loss in a short span of time.
      The diet requires consuming cabbage soup for seven days with every meal of the day.
      Day 1: Cabbage soup and fruits (unlimited quantity and any fruit except for bananas)
      Day 2: Cabbage soup and vegetables. A baked potato with butter for dinner is allowed.

      Day 3: Cabbage soup and a combination of fruits and vegetables (except for bananas and potatoes)

      Day 4: Cabbage soup, bananas and skimmed milk (maximum of 8 bananas to be consumed through the day)

      Day 5: Cabbage soup and 350-500 grams beef with 6 slices of tomatoes.

      Day 6: Cabbage soup, beef and vegetables (except potatoes)

      Day 7: Cabbage soup, brown rice, vegetables (except potatoes) and fresh fruit juice.

      5. What is the Raw Food Diet?

      The Raw Food diet allows you to consume any kind of raw food.
      Raw food includes fruits, vegetables, dry fruits, fresh fruit juices, nuts, seeds, legumes, and grains.
      Some processing of raw foods can also be done such as blending, crushing, sprouting, soaking and juicing, provided that you will not be adding dairy products or sugar on it.
      Boiling of raw foods cannot be done.
      6. Zone diet plan
      The Zone diet is a high-protein, low-carbohydrate, fat-controlled eating plan.
      This is unlike most high-protein diets as it allows you to have a broader range of foods to be taken.
      This diet believes that a human body reaches its efficiency when the body is consuming all meals with carbohydrates, proteins and fats. As such, the body will work within the zone full of energy causing weight loss.
      Protein tends to make you feel full and thus helping you to avoid eating in between meals.
      7. Cookie Diet plan
      The cookie is made with fiber, protein, and other ingredients intended to keep you full.
      Eat 4-6 cookies a day will give you somewhere around 500 calories.
      Your dinner may consist of lean protein and vegetables.

  18. QUESTION:
    Why do some people get upset?
    Why do some people ask questions then get upset/defensive when all the answers come back something they either weren’t expecting or didn’t say what they wanted to hear? Generally these are young women trying starvation diets who are told to eat more and how to eat a healthy diet for weight loss. Why do they bother asking the question if they don’t really want advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Basically, they need someone to support their insanity.

  19. QUESTION:
    weight loss for a healthy and athletic person?
    I’m woman, 18 years , athletic, i exercise daily including a 3 mile run 5 days a week, i eat normally and relatively healthy. I’m not even close to obese, but i don’t have nearly the athletic build i want or that one would expect. I’m 150 lbs and 5’2”, grant it that a huge majority of that is muscle which is more dense and i know weighs more, but i still struggle to get the body i want. there isn’t a hereditary issue either, so I don’t understand! i would really like to loose about 10 or 15 lbs of fat but no matter how regular i make my diet or exercise, i never loose it. what am i missing in all of this?? how do women best loose fat?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      I graduated high school at 240 pounds and at 5 foot 3 that made me about as round as I was tall. I was one of those overweight teenagers who ate anything and everything without any regard to the effects it was having on my own body. Therefore, I began the diet pills, which did not work; I ate the special diet foods and even began drinking diet beverages. None of this stuff worked for me, just as it does not work for millions of overweight people. Eating less did not work and I was not one to work out or even get up and do anything remotely related to exercise. I knew I would look silly and it would hurt. I never thought or really cared about the health effects this would have on me, back then.

      A year ago after a successful weight loss plan, now at 120 pounds, it is a major difference. I’ve lost 30 pounds in the first month. The most significant change in my life is the amount of energy I now have and the way my clothes fit loosely. Everyone close to me and people I haven’t seen in a while are amazed and tell me that I look really good. This is a life changing experience for me although at first I was skeptical about the weight loss plan.

      Without getting too technical, there is a hormone produced by your thyroid gland called ‘Thyroxine’ that raises the metabolic rate of almost all the cells in your body. The weight loss program has proven to be effective in the short and long-term, without need to endure starvation and without any daily athletic workout. (But taking a light exercise every few days is highly recommended). Best of all you can eat what you most enjoyed without gaining any weight The weight loss program is affordable by all and do not need to pay a monthly fees to use it. In contrast to diet pills regime where you need to buy it on a regular basis and you will gain more weight when you stop taking it.

      The success has inspired me to help others and you could contact me at myweightsuccess@gmail.com if you need more details.

  20. QUESTION:
    any weight loss camps in singapore for young women?
    been tryin to lose some wieght and jus don really have the perseverance to carry on with the strict exercise and diet regime. I figured a fitness camp would be perfect, maybe for like 2 mths, where participants get to eat healthier food options and get to do adventure/fitness stuff. any ideas if we have anything like that in singapore?

    • ANSWER:
      Weight loss is really quite simple; there are only two things you need do to reach your goals:

      1. Restrict daily calories to 1600 calories per day. By increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables you eat, you will be able to keep your intake at this level without feeling hungry or uncomfortable.

      2. Exercise for one hour a day, every single day. It can be anything from pilates to just plain walking, but do it. One hour. Every day.

      This is a pretty simple recipe for weight loss, but it works. It has worked for me; I have lost 62 pounds this way. It will work for you if you commit to it and stick to it.

      Good luck!

  21. QUESTION:
    Everyone thinks you have to eat healthy to lose weight?
    Why? Why does every diet equate losing weight with eating fruits, vegetables, and skinless chicken?

    A person could lose weight eating candy bars! That’s right, if someone was to eat 6 candy bars, and nothing else, they would lose weight!

    (Candy Bar = 250 calories) x 6 = 1500 calories

    That’s the perfect amount of calories required for the average woman to lose one pound of fat per week, the speed deemed safe and effective by nutritional experts (anything more than that would be labeled a crash diet, unless the dieter in question was obese).

    I’ve found that the best, most satisfying way to lose weight is to eat whatever the hell I want, but less.

    Why do all of these diets practically FORCE bland, healthy eating on dieters when it will make no difference to weight loss?
    Well Proudly Brunette, I suppose your nutritional ignorance is an answer unto itself.

    Neither fat, sugar, or carbs are responsible for weight gain. The reason that the public believes that they are is because they have a higher ratio of calories per gram.
    But Tony, the protein problem is easily fixed if you choose a Snickers! Hamburgers from McDonalds also contain protein as well.

    That said, your claim that most diets are low in fat and high in carbs… have you never heard of Atkins?

    • ANSWER:
      Ah but your so wrong.

      Candy bar equals useless calories that do not maintain muscle mass with enough protein. Muscle loss equals metabolism slow down. Metabolism slow down equals turning your body into a fat gaining machine.

      Not only muscle loss but health loss. You cannot possibly get the required daily intake of necessary nutrients from eating candy bars.

      Diets are about as useless as the eating your proposing. Diets are usually low in animal fats and extremely calorie strict. When in fact high protein and high animal fats with low refined sugars and carbs is the best way to lose fat.

      People would lose more body fat on proper 2500 calorie a day eating plan then you on your 1500 calorie candy bar diet.

      Not all calories are made up equally. Perhaps you have really good genetics that allow you to eat so badly and get away with it, but for most people this way of eating will simply not work.

  22. 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.

  23. QUESTION:
    Exercise for maximum weight loss (for women)?
    I am 15 and i am a little overweight (about 10 pounds) so i started going to the gym afterschool everyday. I have about an hour to workout 5 times a week. Right now i am running 20 minutes on the treadmill, 20 minutes on the elipical and 20 minutes on the bike. Any suggestions for excersize that will maximize wieghloss?

    -
    also dont talk about diet here please i know i need to eat healthy and i am – less carbs, less fats, less sugar ect ect

    • ANSWER:
      Honey, you are going about it the right way. A change of lifestyle is exactly what you need. Follow a healthy diet and continue the exercise routine you’re on. Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water, and NO SODA! The weight will go, and you’ll feel happier and healthier. If you get bored, go for a walk or a run, or swim. Anything that keeps you moving for about an hour a day will do it! Be patient and persistent and you’ll get the results you want.

  24. QUESTION:
    can someone confirm to me that this diet is not healthy?
    i’m trying to lose weight and i’ve been looking for different diets and exercise routines and i stumbled upon this website:

    http://www.women-workout-routines.com/lose-10-pounds-in-3-days.html

    this diet guarantees that you will lose 10 pounds in 3 days! well i dont know much about weight loss but i’m pretty sure a healthy diet would help you drop about 2 pounds in a week…would this really work and if so would the weight loss be permanent?

    • ANSWER:
      Severely lacking in essential nutrients, calorie deficit is way too high, tea detox diets do nothing but decrease liver function, diet is practically starvation with fruit and tea to make people think they’re eating healthy. You’re right, that would not help keep weight off, it’s more likely to cause a massive rebound.

      Not healthy at all.

  25. QUESTION:
    Did you set a weight loss goal for your wedding and are you succeeding?
    When I set my wedding date in May for October, I set a goal to lose 10 lbs. I thought 5 months would be more than enough time to lose that much weight, however I have only lost 1 lb. and it’s already August. I am at what is considered a healthy weight (5’7 and 140 lbs.) but I want to slim down some more. We are going to Hawaii for our Honeymoon and I don’t want to look overweight in my bathing suit.

    Over the past year and a half, I lost 23 lbs. by using my treadmill 2-3 days a week and I started drinking diet drinks and cut my portion sizes. I think the problem is that I have reached my plateau and need to “up the anti” by running more times a week (at least 5). The problem is that I am so tired when I get home from work that it’s easy to talk myself out of going on the treadmill. The stress of wedding planning has also made me more tired. I just don’t get that I so badly want to lose weight but that I’m not doing the work it takes. I am usually the type to meet or exceed my goals, so I don’t get what the problem is. I’ve seen other women with the same problem. Did you / do you have a weight loss goal and are you succeeding? Is so, how?

    • ANSWER:
      I’m at the same place as you. I have 8lbs left to reach my goal. But I’ve plateaued. These last 8 pounds are going to be a real pain in the butt to shed.

      I too am exhausted when I get home from work, and often back out of my planned exercise. But even when I jog my 5 miles and run my sprints it’s not helping much anymore. Luckily I currently look good, so if I walk down the isle at this weight, I’ll be okay with it. But it’s frustrating to be so near the goal I’d set, but not reaching it.

      I will tell you one thing I’ve found that is motivating: When my fiance wants to exercise too. On days when I come home tired, if my fiance says he wants to join me on my jog I always go anyways. But if I come home tired and the FI says he’s skipping, I’m way more likely to plop down on the sofa with him!

  26. QUESTION:
    i need help with this weight?
    Ok so i had an amazing body when i was in high school. I was a gymnast so i was very lean.. now i’m 25-30pounds over weight. I have been over weight for 4-5 years now. I was 135 before all of this (5’5) I carry my weight fairly well but you can really tell in my legs (No tan, cellulite, and no muscle) I yo-yo with my weight a lot..idk maybe all those magic weight loss plans i did! NOT SMART! So yes iv done every weight loss diet ever (that’s not what i’m looking for) Not only that i realized every time i would lose weight it was only because i saw a very fit old friend, a vacation, or just a very tone women. I know that’s not good because i never did it for me. It honestly makes me sad to think those were my only intentions…but i’m done i’m finally motivated to do this for me. I chose a fit healthy body. I’m asking you how can i seriously lose this weight?(in a healthy not starving kinda way) I know i need to work out but what do i need to do? …i also want to say i’m looking to look defined. Not super cut up just thick muscular legs a fit belly and tone defined arms.

    What do i need to do everyday for working out?

    What do i eat for..
    Breakfast?
    lunch?
    dinner?

    …and just any good tips :) Thank you so much for taking the time!

    Please positive answers. Thanks everyone

    • ANSWER:
      Its simple. Just only eat when your hungry and eat very very slowly and try to notice when you become slow. Dont eat in front of the tv. Do 30 to 60 minutes of cardio every day.
      Breakfast: 1 egg with salt and pepper, piece of toast with 1/2 a tablespoon of low fat fake butter, and 1 glass of lowfat or skim milk (Milk is proven to leave you fuller and more satisfied longer.)
      Breakfast option 2: A grape fruit with a cup of cereal and a cup of milk.
      Lunch: Some sort of fish (Or maybe even sushi :) Yumm!) and steamed veggies of your choice. Water or a glass of milk.
      Dinner: Lean chicken or fish. Brown rice with a LITTLE butter and salt. Steamed veggies. Maybe like a steamed sweet potatoe for something sweet.
      TIPS: Dont eat after six. This helps ALOT I found. Chew gum. It burns calories. Make sure to laugh alot. It burns calories. Kiss your boyfriend as much as possible. This also burns calories. If you have a bf. Or you dont even have to have 3 meals a day. Have six snacks whenever your hungry. Make sure its healthy. No granola bars or poptarts lol. Or chips. Stick with fresh fruits, a handful of nuts, or raw veggies and ranch. Or some oatmeal with apple chunks or bannanna chunks in it. The possibilities are endless so get creative!
      Hope I helped! :)

  27. QUESTION:
    I’m Done with this weight! Can u help? :/?
    Ok so i had an amazing body when i was in high school. I was a gymnast so i was very lean.. now i’m 25-30pounds over weight. I have been over weight for 4-5 years now. I was 135 before all of this (5’5) I carry my weight fairly well but you can really tell in my legs (No tan, cellulite, and no muscle) I yo-yo with my weight a lot..idk maybe all those magic weight loss plans i did! NOT SMART! So yes iv done every weight loss diet ever (that’s not what i’m looking for) Not only that i realized every time i would lose weight it was only because i saw a very fit old friend, a vacation, or just a very tone women. I know that’s not good because i never did it for me. It honestly makes me sad to think those were my only intentions…but i’m done i’m finally motivated to do this for me. I chose a fit healthy body. I’m asking you how can i seriously lose this weight?(in a healthy not starving kinda way) I know i need to work out but what do i need to do? …i also want to say i’m looking to look defined. Not super cut up just thick muscular legs a fit belly and tone defined arms.

    What do i need to do everyday for working out?

    What do i eat for..
    Breakfast?
    lunch?
    dinner?

    …and just any good tips :) Thank you so much for taking the time!

    Please positive answers. Thanks everyone

    • ANSWER:
      How about just eating the right foods like oatmeal, blueberries, strawberries, apples, Fage Total 0% greek plain yogurt, whole wheat pita bread, protein shake, protein bar, brown rice, chicken, fish, egg whites, beans (low in sodium) veggies, 100% whole grain cereal, almond milk (unsweetened), dried fruits, almonds…

      You will need to eat 5-6 SMALL meals a day and 8-12 glasses of water a day. Also, you want to exercise. You can exercise monday-thursday doing 2 days of cardio and 2 days of weight training. Also, work on ur abs and do 8 minute abs video on youtube. You can work your abs on a daily basis. In those 5-6 meals you can have a protein shake and a protein bar or just 2 protein shakes a day. I recommend for the protein shake: EAS, Elite or Champion, and for the protein bar: Power Crunch Bar or EAS with 28g of protein and 1-2g of sugar. If you are going to do the protein bar and the shake I recommend you eat the protein bar after your workout and the protein shake before bed. Good luck.

  28. QUESTION:
    women weight loss question?
    okay, so i realize i need to lose some weight (5-10 pounds) but im wondering…is it at all possible to lose the weight on my lower abdomen? its right below my belly button and i’ve heard that all women have it and its there to protect our ovaries…a kind of evolutionary trait we’ve developed or something…
    can it go?
    also, do you guys have any advice about work outs that really get the job done without requiring lots of special equipment or time? i can only work out for maybe an hour each day…
    and sometimes motivation is a problem for me :(
    and diet advice is good too…i never know when or what or how much to eat…i don’t eat meat…don’t drink sugary drinks, and rarely have junk food.
    i just over-eat, even tho it tends to be on healthy stuff.
    i hate my lower abdomen and my thighs…gross…and i’m feeling terrible right now cuz this guy is messing with me :(, so i wanna lose weight…even tho that doesn’t make sense

    • ANSWER:
      If you afford a bo-flex or any other exercise equipment, buy it. In my opinion, all women should invest in a piece of exercise equipment that they enjoy. It helps to fight stress and improves the way you percieve yourself

  29. QUESTION:
    WHY ARE SO MANY WHITE WOMEN EITHER OVER-WEIGHT OR OBESE? IS WEIGHT LOSS DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN?
    It seems so many white women are either overwight or obese. 30% overwight, and 33% obese. This is a very concern. i know the fast food culture, the stay a home culture of doing chores and home management atkes a tool and they are eating healthy, exercsing, or get fit.

    HENCE, WHY ARE SO MANY WHITE WOMEN eitehr overwight or obese. i have heard all the diets they have, and many work for a while, but the gain it back.

    any ideas

    • ANSWER:
      It isn’t just white women, it is also black women, latina women, white men, black men, & latino men. I see a lot of everyone over-weight where I live so I do not agree to just white women.

  30. QUESTION:
    Will the contraceptive injection depo-provera disrupt my weight loss?
    I have been dieting and exercising for a month in order to lose the weight I gain as a result of converting to a celiac diet (recommend by my doctor). I gained 10lbs from the celiac diet and have lost 11 to date, returning to a healthy weight with a BMI of 23.2.

    I decided to opt for the contraceptive injection because there have been too many close calls with unreliable condoms.

    Because I was on my period the day I went to visit the doctor it was recommend that I have the injection immediately. Originally I wanted the contraceptive implant but there was not a doctor who could carry out the procedure available. So the decision was rushed.

    Now after doing a lot of research I’m worried I’ve made a mistake by rushing into it. However, it’s too late now. And after reading horror stories from women claiming they’ve gained between 10-20lbs I would like some friendly advice.

    The nurse who gave me the shot said that as long as I eat healthily i should have no problems.
    I understand the the shot slows down the metabolism and causes hormones to fluctuate causing cravings.

    Weight gain is a very sensitive topic for me and I am pooing myself right now. Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      The depo shot contains a steroid that makes many people easily gain weight. One injection only lasts 13 weeks, and with a little self control you shouldn’t have any problems in that time period.

  31. QUESTION:
    Weight Loss Surgery: Is it for me?
    I am inquiring about a weight loss surgery as a last resort. I have literally tried every stupid diet, stupid weight loss supplements and shakes, proper dieting and excercising, but that’s very hard for me to keep up on. There seems to be nothing really working out for me.

    I am not an incredbily obese woman. I was just got weighed today at my gynecology appointment, and to my disappointment I found out I weigh 181 pounds and I am 5 feet 7 inches. I just checked out a BMI calculator and it told me my index is 28.3. According to the key, I am overweight but I’m not taking too much stock in that… That’s just what it’s telling me.

    I really don’t look like I weigh that much, but apparently I do and it’s such a fucking bummer to me. I don’t know what else to do, and I just want some help. It’s hard changing your diet when no one else in your household really gives a damn about planning meals and preparing food the healthy way. I can’t go out and buy separate groceries when I have so much to pay for myself, so I just what my mom makes because it’s more convenient for me. I find excercising very off-putting but I try to do it, apart from my job; I’m a housekeeper and I’m always on the move but there’s not much exertion coming out of that. It helps, I’m sure… but more could be done, and without a friend (which I sort of have none of in this city anymore) it’s tough to keep going when I find things getting difficult.

    I don’t feel that I’m at risk for any diseases that would require me to get a weight loss surgery, but I feel like I’m at my wits end.

    I’m asking anyone with knowledge on this matter, either from personal experience or from expert (ish) knowledge. I just need some guidance. I’m 21 years old, but I don’t really think age is a huge factor in play on this subject. Just don’t know what to doooo…

    Shall I go to my doctor and just talk to him about it, maybe see what he suggests I do?

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    how to get out of a weight loss plateau?
    i used to be 300 pounds i am now 240. the first 30 were lost with strict exercise and dieting. the second 30 was from stress and depression and not eating much. i’m 5’7′ and a size 18W. I have a larger frame than most women so i know i can only get so small. i want to be a 12W/14W. i want be 199 just to say I’m in the 100′s again but i think a healthy weight for me is around 200 pounds. like i said I’m large and i have alot of muscle as well. i want to do the right thing for my body but i can’t get rid of these last 40 pounds. one day im 238 and the next day im 240. i just want to get my body in as much good health as i can. any suggestions on how to drop the weight? the old way isnt really working any more.

    • ANSWER:
      running and jogging can help you very much.

  33. QUESTION:
    who is the media to decide what traits of men and women are desirable, and which are not?
    There are those that try to kill themselves for the sake of looking a certain way, expensive surgeries, fad weight loss programs, and disorders such as bulimia and anorexia nervosia are at an all time high. Can the media be blamed for the complexes and hazards associated with its ideals of beauty or can it be chalked up to ignorant masses misinterpreting these generic images? Some might argue that “the people on fad diets just want to get healthier.” But I would disagree, as people who want healthiness use healthy habits, such as NOT using fad diets and alleged miracle weight loss supplements; the target of these fad diets are those with low self-esteem who think it will make them beautiful, not necessarily healthy. For example, a product called “Lipozene” on the market is allegedly supposed to make you lose weight in under a few weeks, but they also state that 78% of the weight lost was pure body fat. What is the other twelve%? water perhaps? But its clearly not something worth risking your health is it? At the end of every fad weight loss commercial, they list the risk of using the product in tiny letters at the bottom of the screen, some of which include the necessity of medical attention and even death.
    Is beauty such a thing worth dying for?

    • ANSWER:
      Nice little rant, but it seems rather presumptuous. Who are YOU to act indignant on behalf of the entire population?

      To some people, it is completely worth it to die early, if that is the price to pay for beauty.

      I am probably going to die early, not because of an appearance obsession, but because I like burgers, bacon, cheese, and french fries. Not everyone understands this decision. Likewise, I don’t understand other people being willing to die for beauty, and yet I find a way to acknowledge, even respect their decision.

      Live and let die, as the case may be. Let everyone find their own happiness, even if you don’t admire their choices.

  34. QUESTION:
    why is weight loss so important to people?
    personally, im skinny without trying, so i dont understand the whole diet thing first hand. i also dont understand it when other women diet. girls that arent fat or anywhere near it. curves…but definitely not fat. its like anything above size 2 is fat any more. why do girls see twig thin as the only type of beauty these days? is it the medias fault for making diets seem “cool”? do people really starve themselves because the media tells them its the cool thing to do? i just asked a question on how to eat better for my health, not weight loss, but to get in good shape. the first answer was all about losing weight. is there any such thing as eating healthy without it being about weight loss these days?
    one more thing to think about…isnt a healthy looking woman much better looking than an unhealthy looking woman, whether the unhealthy woman is skinny, fat, or anything in between?
    im not even talking about overweight. im talking about at a normal weight, thinking they are fat. everyone just wants to lose ten pounds, then theyll be happy. but when those ten are gone, they just wanna lose another five. personally havent seen anyone get to a dangerous level of not eating enough, but it just seems dangerous to our country as a whole

    • ANSWER:
      it’s the confidence and knowledge that your healthy that makes you want to loose weight. If your obese, you could die, and those who are over-weight may become obese. Losing weight is good to prevent death by obesity.
      Also, if you know your fat or overweight, you don’t feel confident. You can’t wear some of the close you want to because it could look inapropriate. And, you can’t be healthy if your overweight. So, no, it’s not really about being a size 00 and beautiful. It’s about being healthy, confident, and having a good life style.
      Yes, healthy eating without weight loss is impossible. If your regularly active, or just average, and you eat healthy, you automatically lose weight because your not eating as much calories and getting transfat. So, you slowly loose weight. But yeah, trying to loose weight and just eating healthy are different when you’re just striving for health.
      Also, diets ARE cool
      You should always, always, BUT ALWAYS be in a healthy diet to prevent obesity. This doesn’t mean you starve yourself or stop eating meat, bread and sweets. It means you find balance in your eating habits.

  35. QUESTION:
    Should I try Alli weight loss pill?
    I was looking at Alli weight loss pills in the chemists today but I am no sure if I should go for them. The seem to block the absorption of fat from your diet rather than break up the fat you have in your body. I am about 70lbs overweight but I don’t eat a high fat diet most of my weight gain came after a car accident injury prevented me from exercising for a couple of years and over eating high sugar and high carb foods. I am very anemic and so am always needing a sugar hit to get through the day. I am vegetarian so most of my meals are low fat it’s just the snacking that is really bad with me.
    Also I am worried that Alli will stop me absorbing healthy fats and fat soluble vitamins. Studies show that women on very low fat diets have skin that ages faster not something I want as losing 70lbs creates a risk of loose skin and eating a very low fat diet while losing weight may contribute to this.

    Still I would like a little help so maybe this alli is worth a try or if anyone can suggest a product that can help with low energy / sugar cravings and appetite control?

    Would be great to know what you thing.
    Gary B

    Your comment is very rude, I agree that eating too much sugar is a bad habit but the link between anemia and obesity does exist. I have been seeing endocrinologist who told me this. It is very common for those with chronic anemia to self medicate with sugar or other stimulents. It’s not correct behaviour and I’m not excusing myself but it is a factor.

    It is a shame as your advice otherwise is good. Too bad you spoiled it with your self righteous attitude.
    My anemia is due to a hormonal imbalance which cause me to lose far too much blood during my periods. This is an ongoing issue for me and I have been hospitalised due to it several times.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi I have a similar problem I am also anemic and vegetarian (seems to come with the territory!) I have only just started using Alli so its to early for me to say, but I suggest you do some reading up on Alli, and if you decide to go ahead and buy some, give it a week then evaluate how your body is responding to taking it. You can find a review of Alli here – http://www.natural-appetite-suppressant.co.uk/alli-diet-pill-review.html

      Hope this helps x

  36. QUESTION:
    I found the cure for weight loss?!?!?
    The new IN is being curvy or muscular and healthy. Being skinny is OUT. If nobody views beauty anymore as being sickly thin, then the models and society will have to change the “perfect” body type. So spread the news that to be curvy is sexy and dieting is stupid. This way women don’t have to worry about weight loss, but strive to be healthy. SO SPREAD THE NEWS!!!

    • ANSWER:

  37. QUESTION:
    What is the best diet for women?
    Im 16 and i need to lose some weight.
    But nothing seems to work.
    I have worked out.
    &
    Eaten Healthy.
    I havent tryed weight loss pills.
    But if there is a good one let me know.
    Also What has been most successful for you??
    Well its kinda hard to work out latly because of the winter.
    I still have been runniong and stuff but not nearly as long.

    • ANSWER:
      the best thing is to eat a balanced diet, but tell me about our weight how much u weight, go for cardio like running swimming, play tennis plan properly noting happens overnight

  38. QUESTION:
    What are risks for pregnant women with hypothyroidism?
    I was wondering if someone could give me sights to explain what hypothyroidism is.? The doctor said I was perfectly healthy other than that. I know weight loss is an issue, but can it cause infertility or the inability to concieve right away? I really love my doctor but he did not explain what it was. I am 10 weeks and 4 days pregnant and wanted to know if it could cause any complications in pregnancy. I know this is alot to ask but I wanted to know whether other than tyroid medication whether there was anything in my diet I needed to change. Any help would be appreciated. I only would like advice. I know that you are not doctors but any helpful sites or input would be useful.

    Thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Just do everything that they tell you too and keep taking your medicine. My cousin has that and she has had 2 perfectly healthy baby girls, but did have a very hard pregnancy. Here is a link about pregnancy and thyroidism.

  39. QUESTION:
    What is a realistic 7-month weight loss for a 300-pound person?
    I am a 5’5″ woman and weigh 300 pounds. I realize this is out of control and have finally decided to fix it. I’ve been on a high-protein, low-calorie diet for a week and lost 7 pounds so far.

    Is losing 100 pounds in 7 months possible? My main action will be drastically cutting my calorie intake. I walk about a mile a day, also, but with work not much more than that is feasible since I also get tired pretty easily being my size.

    As I understand it, because of how big I am the weight will drop off rather quickly for a while (I know it will be much more difficult once I get down closer to my healthy weight). Will this keep up 6 or 7 months?

    How much could I feasibly lose in a year? Is losing 140 an impossible goal?

    • ANSWER:
      you don’t want to lose weight that quickly(stretch marks)… 2-3lbs a week is good… a high protein low calorie diet only relieves water weight… so you lost 7lbs of water. you should start a meal program to get an intake of about 1750 calories a day.. concentrate on eating less fat and more carbs(yes eat carbs) and proteins. atkins was an idiot who destroyed the lives of millions because the weight they lost they gained back times two after the diet stopped.

  40. QUESTION:
    can someone help me with a diet menu for an older woman who wants to eat healthy and lose weight?
    Im 45 years old and weight 182 and am 5’4″. Ive done atkins, slim fast and weight watchers. ive lost and gained for 20 years. now that im getting older the desire to be healthy is getting very important to me so the slim fast and atkins I dont think is going to make me feel better. can someone just post a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu that focuses on HEALTH as well as weight loss? I also fast pase walk 45 min a day. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      you can eat whatever. just smaller portions. and excersice. i did it that way and lost 80 pounds in 7 months.

      =]

  41. QUESTION:
    Weight loss pills?
    I have a question about weight loss pills… Are there any on the market for women that actually work? I am currently trying to start an exersize regimen and am also trying to eat more fruits and veggies and healthy foods, but I would like to add a diet pill to help with the process.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, A friend of mine lost 15 punds in 11 days using a 9 day cleansing program from Isagenix.

      You can find out more about the program at www.gocleanse.com/dima

      They’ve got some great news reports on the product where they actually put it to the test and I thnk you will be amazed at the results.

  42. QUESTION:
    Weight Loss Pill – Recommendations?
    I am about 100 pounds overweight, and have finally made the decision to diet and stick with it. A total lifestyle change. I am preparing healthy meals, and exercising daily, but was wondering if there was a pill or vitamin that would assist in my weight loss. I know there is no such thing as a “miracle” pill, but I’ve heard of pills like Apple-Cider vinegar assisting.
    Any recommendations?

    And if this information helps:
    I am currently taking Tri-Cyclen as birth control, and I usually take a Women’s One-a-Day for everyday vitamins.

    • ANSWER:
      The birth control is an aboslute disaster If i were you i’d discontinue using it, its a dangerous drug.

      The best weight loss pill is probably finnaly slim from awesomesupplements.com

      Eat organic grapefruits all day
      Remember the grapefruit diet? Well, it appears that there actually is an enzyme in grapefruits that burns fat. Eating grapefruits all day, as many and as often as you desire, will speed the fat burning process.

      Take digestive enzymes
      If you are overweight there is an excellent chance your body is not producing enough digestive enzymes, causing you to gain weight, feel bloated, have gas, indigestion, and constipation. Go to your health food store and inquire. Try several kinds to see which one works best for you. Some great digestive enzymes can be found online.

      Things 2 Avoid

      Do not eat after 6 p.m.

      Do the best you can on this, however, the good news is you can virtually eat like a pig all day long, and if you stop eating after six you will still lose weight!

      Absolutely NO aspartame or any artifical sweeteners

      Aspartame, which goes by the name NutraSweet, will make you fat. All other artificial sweeteners including saccharin, Splenda, or anything else, should be avoided. If you want the full story read two books, Aspartame: Is it Safe? And Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills.

      Absolutely NO Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

      MSG is an excitotoxin. It makes you fat, causes all kinds of medical problems, and can affect your mood making you depressed. It also can be physically addicting, like Aspartame, and actually make you hungrier. It is an excitotoxin. Read the labels of the food you eat. Unfortunately, the food industry has lobbied Congress to pass laws allowing monosodium glutamate to be put in the food and not be listed on the label. There are dozens of words that can be on the label such as spices, artificial flavoring, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, etc. that are in fact MSG in disguise. This is why buying organic food where everything listed in the ingredient list is something you recognize and can pronounce. Also, MSG is in virtually all fast food, including things you would never imagine such as pizza. This is why people in foreign countries eat all kinds of food and never get fat. It’s not so much the food, but the ingredients used in American food processing.

      Absolutely NO diet sodas or diet food

      Diet sodas have been called the “new crack” because they appear to be so physically addicting. They actually make you fat. The reason they are promoted so heavily is because people become physically addicted to them and they are cheaper to make than regular sodas. I did an interesting experiment with people who drank diet sodas on a regular basis. For two weeks they replaced their diet soda with regular high-calorie sugar sweetened soda. Amazingly, no one gained any weight. Even more shocking was 80 percent of the people actually lost weight. One person lost seven pounds! This was stunning to me. Diet foods fall into the same category. Do not eat anything that is being presented as a diet food. They are loaded with ingredients that will actually make you fatter, and make you physically addicted.

      NO fast food or chain restaurants

      Any restaurant that is a chain, a franchise that sells fast food, produces their food in such a way that it will absolutely make you fat. You can actually eat French fries and cheeseburgers and lose weight! – provided that the ingredients that you use are all organic and contain no chemical additives. It is virtually impossible to eat food in a chain or franchise restaurant where the food has not been processed to last for years without spoiling. The food has to be produced as cheaply as possible for the companies to make money. They must add chemicals to make the food taste great and get you physically addicted. This food also has been produced to increase your appetite and make you fatter. Remember, these are businesses whose only objective is to make a profit. If the food tastes amazing, becomes physically addicting, increases your appetite, and makes you fat, the restaurant is assured of success. They are like drug dealers getting their customers hooked on their product. The customer can’t get enough and becomes so addicted that they keep coming back for more. This is the sad truth of what is happening in our food industry today.

      NO high fructose corn syrup

      This sweetener makes you fat and is physically addictive. Just stop buying food at the supermarket, go to a health food store instead. Do not buy food that is manufactured by large publicly traded companies. Do not buy brand name food. The profit motive is so high you can be assured that it is not good for you. The sweeteners that are used in food produced in a natural way include organic honey, organic molasses, organic fruit juice, organic dates, the herb stevia, evaporated sugar cane jui

  43. QUESTION:
    2 weight-loss questions?
    Hi, I am an 18 year old male and I’m trying to get into shape for college (graduating from HS on the 26th) and I’m seeing some improvements but I still want to ask a few questions. I started running 5 days a week (excluding the weekends) back in March, my starting weight was 205 lbs (I’m 5’8) so pretty bad, I could only run about a quarter of a mile before I had to walk. Now I can run a mile without trouble and I usually have to take a walking break because my legs get tired, but I never have any trouble breathing anymore. Anyways, I now weigh 180 lbs and while I defiantly see improvement I still have some work to do.

    My main question concerns the distance I can run, because it’s very odd. As I said I can usually run over a mile without needing to walk, but occasionally my legs just get incredibly worn out after only like half a mile and I have to push myself to complete my normal distance, it’s pretty frustrating and it gets me a little depressed. Does anyone know why some days I just don’t seem to be able to run as well?

    My second question is more about my physical appearance. As with most overweight guys I have what you’d call man boobs (moobs) and they really piss me off cause I’m sorta self-conscious. So I’ve lost about 25 lbs which I don’t think is too bad considering it’s the first time I’ve tried to lose weight. But even after those 25 lbs are gone my moobs are still basically the same. I run 1-1.5 miles every day, eat healthy, and do about 100 push-ups every day. Whats more is that due to the push-ups I actually have some muscles on my chest and you can feel a fairly decent size of pecs. Despite this I still have fat clinging to my chest even though my ams, stomach, legs, and face all have noticeable less fat on them. Can anyone please tell me how the hell to improve my chest area? I am aware that some guys have a genetic disorder that makes their bodies grow breasts as if they were a women, but as none of the men in my family have it I doubt that I do.

    I know this was a pretty lengthy read so thank you for your time, and thank you again if you’re able to provide any information/answers on either of my questions.

    I posted this in the diet/fitness area and got spammed by people advertising weight-loss pills/supliments and crap. Hopefully I can just get some real answers here.

    • ANSWER:
      wow that was long lol no matter though ok so as far as i am aware of there where two questions

      so the reason for you not wanting to run the whole mile is beacuse your working out every day as in you doing cardio every day and thats bad it would be fine if you did lifting/cardio/lifting….plus lifting can help you loose the extra fat as well as give you muscle

      as for the “moobs” as i said befor lifing can help a great deal in turning your moobs into pecs so if you want a total body workout email me and ill go over it all
      have an awesome day and keep it up

  44. QUESTION:
    Serious weight loss question?
    First off, I do not want to hear “diet and exercise are the only ways….etc etc..” Im a biology major and Im not stupid, Im not asing for a miracle weight loss pill.

    I am currently trying to lose weight and as the first step I bought a Wii. (I dont live close to any gyms and get easily bored with the same workout dvd things over and over again and since its in the 90s and up in the summer here going outside and walking is not even an option. I got the My Fitness Coach thing for the Wii as well as Wii sports that came with it and have started those workouts doing anywhere from 30-60 minute workouts 5 days a week with rest days in between. I also have started eating soo much healthier than I used to (being just out of college). I eat a lot of fruits and veggies, oatmeal, cottage cheese, low fat snacks like reduced fat wheat thins, etc. I do not eat alot of protein (I hate cooking meat for myself) so I do plan on getting a protein shake mix or something to supplement that, as well as a fiber supplement, like benefiber. My main problem is I feel as if I have a slow metabolism and that I dont have enough energy, Im only 22, I should have tons of energy but due to stress from previous relationships, family problems and school problems Ive gotten to the point where I am constantly lazy and have no desire to do alot, and the fact that there is nothing to do around the house (another reason for getting the Wii).

    What is a good weight loss supplement, not something that is supposed to make you skinny just from taking it, I know those are all fakes, but just something that will actually boost energy and reduce my wanting to eat when Im bored. Is the Slimquick a good one for women? I really just need something to go along with all the healthy changes Ive made so I can keep it up and so I wont stop working out just because of no energy to do so. Thanks to anyone who has a serious answer!! Other answers will be flagged.

    • ANSWER:
      Try Transitions™ CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid)

      http://www.marketamerica.com/lcbeauty/product-2267/transitions-cla-conjugated-linoleic_acid.htm#

      Transitions CLA is caffeine free and contains natural ingredients that can help redistribute fat to fat burning muscle tissue to assist in promoting lean muscle mass and decreasing the amount of fat stored in your body. CLA has also been shown to enhance fat breakdown (lipolysis) within the muscle tissue and create more lean muscle.

      Primary Benefits are:

      •Its weight lost effects are enhanced with exercise

      •Helps reduce overall body fat

      •Decreases the amount of fat stored in your body

      •Assists in promoting lean muscle mass

      •Enhances lean body mass

      •Helps reduce the percentage of body fat while preserving muscle tissue

      •Promotes body fat loss while preserving muscle tissue

      •Targets stubborn belly fat

      •Promotes the utilization of body fat as fuel

      •CLA contains natural ingredients that can redistribute fat to fat-burning muscle tissue

      ***** Please note CLA only works its best if you do exercise regularly. *****

      If your concern is to increase energy & boost up metabolism:

      I would recommend
      Isotonix® Advanced B-Complex

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      •Increases energy
      •Deficiencies in Folic Acid, vitamin B12, vitamin B6 or Biotin may result in feelings of fatigue
      •Involved in the metabolism of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates

      •Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid facilitate steps required for cell division
      •Vitamin B5 is involved in the Krebs cycle of energy production and is needed to make the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. B5 is also essential in producing, transporting, and releasing energy from fats
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      •Vitamins B1, B2, B3, and Biotin participate in different aspects of energy production
      •Promotes normal red blood cell formation
      •B-vitamins are essential for many key functions in the body
      •Involved in the metabolism of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates
      •Meets need for B-vitamins in a vegetarian diet
      •Necessary for proper functioning of the nervous system, bone marrow and intestinal tract (B-vitamin deficiencies appear in these tissues first)
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      In additions, no matter if we drink, eat or take pills, everything need to be broken down into isotonic solution in our stomach first before our body can absorb. Stomach is very high acidic, thus most of the nutrients are destroyed in our stomach before reaching small intestine for absorption. So with pill form, you are looking for absorption rate of about 10 to 40% depending on our body’s digestion ability and the ingredients to form the pills. Please keep in mind that human’s digestion ability decease by age.

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  45. QUESTION:
    How many calories a day?
    I am 5’5″ and weigh 137 pounds. I’m a 25 year old woman and am not currently pregnant or breast feeding. I have no known health conditions that would cause me to gain or lose weight quickly. I would like to weigh 120 pounds. I am not currently exercising though I’m signing up for kung fu lessons this week (yay!).

    Would a 2000 calorie a day diet be enough to lose weight safely? How many more calories a day will I have to eat but still lose weight if I take (for example) a 1 hour lesson per week? What about exercising 3 times a week for 20 minutes at a time on top of that lesson?

    I have no interest in fad diets or special weight loss programs. I eat healthy foods, I just eat too much! I have a hard time judging portions, but I’m learning. I also don’t want to be a half-starved waif. I want to lose weight and get in shape for my health, not for my looks! My student lifestyle isn’t the most healthy and active way to live. ;)

    • ANSWER:
      multiply your weight by 11 and thats how many calories you should consume at most everyday. this helps you lose weight and maintain it

  46. QUESTION:
    Why are my colleagues being so petty and mean about my weight loss?
    After a stern warning from my doctor about my likelihood of developing diabetes in the next few years I decided to change my eating habits and take up exercise. I switch my diet to 100% clean, home cooked wholefoods and worked out about an hour or so 6 days a week. I lost a lot of weight fast going from 220 to 140 in about 4 months. I work in an office with all women and at first as I was still wearing my old clothes my weight loss was not noticed, it was only after buying clothes in a smaller size people began to notice. At this point I had lost about 30lbs and women I worked with said I looked better and so on but not long after that they started up with comments such as I shouldn’t be starving myself (I’m not as I eat about 1800 cals a day), I should lose too much more as I was fine now and that I wouldn’t suit being too slim as well as lot’s off encouragement to eat cakes etc in work and told I was a killjoy and no fun when I would decline. I did not really like talking much about my weight loss and if people asked how I was doing it and I said healthy food and plenty of exercise the looked a bit disappointed.
    Now I am 139lbs (not a stick insect) and a UK size 10/12 which I am happy with although I am still losing a weight slowly and I think my weight will settle at about 135lbs which is fine for me 5 foot 5 inch height. I am happy with my results but still experiencing a lot of negative comments at work. We had a company dinner and dance last weekend and I went out a bought a new dress, not low cut or shot but very pretty and in a size 12. I wasn’t exactly glammed up just a touch of make up but I was hardly there before th catty comments started. One woman I work with and though I got on well with had too much to drink and said that I thought I was something special now I was slim and that just because I was thinner now didn’t mean that my (and I quote) “p*ssy was gold plated” I did get quite a bit of male attention that night but it was so unusual for me that if anything it made me feel uncomfortable, I really wasn’t asking for it just enjoying not feeling like an elephant for once! I used to be the fattest in the group, but with a nice face. Now I am one of the slimmest and I think it has ruffled a few feathers and all the negativity is making my working day quite unpleasent. What should I do to smooth thinks out with my colleagues and why are they being so petty?
    I don’t think I have bragged about it. I don’t really like talking about my weight loss. A lot of the women I work with are always on diets and talk about it non stop. I think thats a bit boring really.
    My weight loss plan was real simple. I am a vegetarian but before I ate a lot of ready meals and was always hungry so snacked on sweets and pastries etc. I changed my diet so that I ate all home cooked food, all fresh veggies, fruit, home baked wholemeal bead, brown rice, lentils etc I had lot’s of salads and indian dahls etc and supplemented my diet with the odd protein shake to help with muscle repair. My total calories averaged about 1800 a day. I had trouble sometimes eating it all sometimes it seemed so much!
    As for working out I did about an hour of cardio everyday 6 days a week mixing it up to keep my body guessing so one day I’d do interval training and the next day I’d do a long moderate intensity walk on the treadmill at an incline. I also did resistance training with weights three times a week. I made sure I got lot’s of sleep and had a rest day every week.
    I used the Sauna at the gym a couple of times a weel as well, which I think helped.

    Simple!

    • ANSWER:
      Whoa! There is lots of stuff going on here! Your friends were comfortable with the “fat & happy you” and suddenly you have become svelte! No doubt, there is a lot of ambivalence on their part regarding who you are now!

      We all expect our friends to be happy for us if we lose weight, fall in love, or win the lottery. But in truth, those kinds of things change the dynamic of the relationship! It makes your friends uncomfortable if you are suddenly a different person.

      Cut them some slack. As they become more comfortable with your slim self, they should be able to regroup and accept it. This has all happened pretty fast! Just be sure that YOU don’t become a prima donna now that you are slim and beautiful!

      And, Darlin’, please tell me how you lost 80 lbs. in four months!?! I want to bottle it and sell it! Then my friends will have to deal with the RICH MARY! (And I will have your problem!)

  47. QUESTION:
    family/general doctor weight loss advice?
    i asked this in the diet and fitness section and didnt get much advice. just that im lazy, or i just need will power but thats not helping me. im hoping i could ask this to a general/family doctor as im sure they have experience with patients that lose a lot of weight, or even a dietitian would be good.

    anyway, about 2 years ago i lost 100 lbs i went from 233 to 130 im a 26 year old woman 5’5″. i lost the weight eating healthy, didnt eat friend foods, ate lots of chicken, fruits and veggies, and learned about calorie counting. i would only have one thing that was unhealthy during that time and that was diet ice cream from skinny cow company. when i got to 130 i wanted to lose a little more and get to 120, but after a year and a half i made the mistake to eat some unhealthy things in a vacation since i had been doing so great for a year and a half.

    i had burgers and sweets, i went home after 3 days feeling full and nauseous, after that i heard that some people lose weight but cheating once a week. so i convinced myself that i could eat whatever i wanted once a week so long as i exercise a lot which ive learned to love. i enjoy cardio and doing weights (i can only lift up to 8 lbs though lol) anyway, i have history with losing weight, gaining a little getting depressed and gaining it all back. since ive been spending some days eating unhealthy in these 6 months i have gained back 10 lbs. during these 6 months that have gone by, ive been feeling depressed, saying horrible things to myself, for wanting to eat unhealthy things and making myself feel shame and guilt. i would spend days in my room just crying and not wanting to see anyone. when i realized my body was freaking i started working on maintenance, but i kept giving into overeating.

    im starting to pick myself back up and have lost 2 of the lbs i gained i am currently at 138 lbs, i plan on getting back to 130 lbs and working on maintenance. but im still giving into to temptations. people tell me to just have will power, which i though i had, since i was able to say no to food for a year and a half. but i feel this sense of desperation of wanting to just eat and eat and eat. my body doesnt care if its hungry or not it just wants food. its scary. its a weird way to say it but i feel like theres a monster that lives inside me, that all it wants is food. it doesnt matter if i get determined not to go back to overeating (i only eat until im uncomfortably full i never vomit) i still end up giving in. i started to get back to healthy eating 3 weeks ago and ive given in on 2 of those days.

    im trying to be positive and NOT to feel shame or guilt. but is what im going through normal? how can i gain control of myself. i want to be healthy to avoid all the health issues that run in my family because obesity runs in my family. i have been dealing with health issues all my life, it was only these past couple of years that i have managed to stay in a healthy range. but i feel like im battling my own body and mind to keep myself healthy. im not sure what to do, i want to be strong enough to realize that i dont need to have my life revolve around food, and stop obsessing. i would appreciate if someone with experience could advice me, as im feeling very lost.
    sorry for the long post i cant get to a doctor right now, low on money, no health insurance

    • ANSWER:
      thismomentisfate, what you are going through is trying but natural. we all have impulses and behaviors that detour us from reaching our goals. like you, i’ve been through something similar and i can assure you that you’re doing all the right things.

      always keep this in mind, meeting any goal takes hard work – period. no matter what your objective – excelling at your job, being a good friend, a decent parent, or meeting your lifetime goals – it all starts with your decisions and sacrifices made. you already know how to succeed. you’ve taken control of your health and made some great choices with tremendous success. and the reason achieving your weight goal meant so much is that you had to dispose of old habits, relearn new ones, and stay committed to a difficult path. Weight loss was so rewarding because you literally worked your a$$ off and you have a lot to be proud of.

      but a quick question, was controlling food consumption difficult when you were successful with your diet? i mean, when you saw the pounds flying off and was approaching 130lbs a year and half ago, did you struggle with food cravings as much as you are now? Something tells me there is other stuff going on in your life that is causing a lot of pressure.

      that being said, talking with someone can help the situation. learning who you are and why behave certain ways, in a guided and thoughtful manner, can help defeat the obstacles in your way. a motivate attitude and consistency are the keys to achieving your goals. no dr can give you those things. only you can reinforce them through the daily decisions you make.

      good luck and i hope this helps

  48. QUESTION:
    Weight loss with PCOS?
    I was wondering if anyone with PCOS knew of a diet that was specifically made for other women with PCOS.

    As a background, I was diagnosed with PCOS at the beginning of high school (about 9 years ago). I had extremely long periods with heavy bleeding. I was overweight (and still am) and also had darkening in certain creases (such as my neck, elbows, & finger joints). I had/have no excess hair growth or acne that can be common with PCOS. I get regular blood work to make sure my blood sugar, cholesterol, and blood pressure are okay. They are all within normal limits. The only finding is that I have low iron, which my doctor says is a result of losing so much blood with periods. The only medication I take is Femcon Fe (birth control)–I take it continously, which means I throw away the sugar pills. It’s supposed to stop the excess bleeding and help keep my iron levels normal. It works for the most part, but every few years I’ll have breakthrough bleeding that will last for about 2-3 months.

    So, I know that was very long, I’m looking for a diet that can help me lose weight. With PCOS, it seems that the weight is very hard to get off, much harder than my friends/family even though we’ll follow the same diet. I’ve been doing weight watchers, which helps a little but not to the amount I’d like. I also would like a diet that will keep my glucose & cholesterol at a healthy level since this seems to be a major concern with women with PCOS.

    Thanks for any information in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      I too have had difficulty with dieting, weight, and PCOS. A healthy balance is sometimes difficult to maintain. However, the best success it lots of vegetables, fruit, lean protien and a limited amount of COMPLEX carbohydrates. Daily, moderate exercise along with effectively managing your stress.

      I’ve included a link to a website and e-book that I’ve found very helpful! Best of luck to you!

  49. QUESTION:
    Will Women’s One A Day Active Metabolism help with losing weight for boot camp?
    I’m 18 years old. I’m 5’3” and weigh 134 lbs. I’d like to get between 110-115 in 6 months or less since I ship out to USMC boot camp in 6 months. I work out but my eating habits were never healthy, so I’m starting to eat healthy foods. I wanted to add a vitamin to my diet so I bought a metabolism booster vitamin. I’m not looking to lose weight fast, I’d like to lose 2 pounds a week. With working out 4-6 times a week and eating around 1200 calories, will the vitamin help aid with the weight loss? If so, how long will it take to lose 20-25 pounds?

    • ANSWER:
      You could lose that weight in 2-3 months, even without the vitamin.

  50. QUESTION:
    Does Hydroxycut work for women?
    I bought hydroxycut today because my friend started it and she likes it so far. I’m just curious if it’s worked for anyone. And what you liked or didn’t like about it. I’m also working out every day and eating a healthy diet. I’m just hoping hydroxycut will help give me a little boost in my weight loss goals. Any thoughts??

    • ANSWER:
      I am currently taking Hydroxycut. Effective for weight loss and muscle definition but you need to take the supplement in conjunction with healthy eating and exercise.

      Definitely helpful in giving your body a boost along in order for you to achieve your goals. You can also put some variety into your work out routine so your body has to rework and rethink, and not become accustomed to one particular exercise or activity.

      Good luck and stay positive!


Healthy Weight Loss Diets Plans

A lot of people are trying their best to find the best solution for their weight problems. Many people have gone from the weirdest techniques to the absurd. But in spite of everything, the problem remains. Do you know why? That is because they are not doing it the right way. If you really want to lose weight, then you must have a healthy weight loss plan. Unless you do it this way, you will not achieve the results that you want. Yes, you may achieve it for a while but you will definitely go back to your original size. Doing it the healthy way is the only solution that will allow you to really keep your weight problems away.

So what is the healthy way to lose weight? Here are some tips that you can use as your guide. They are simple enough for you to understand and follow.

1. Always eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.

As a general rule, fruits and vegetables are advisable. They contain vitamins and minerals that you need to maintain essential body processes. They also help in boosting your immune system. If you have enough of them, your immune system will be strong enough to be able to fight infections. Fruits and vegetables are known for having antioxidant properties that can help you fight cancer-causing free radicals.

2. Avoid removing one food group in your diet.

These food groups have their own unique use in your body so if you remove any of them you will not get everything that your body needs.

3. Choose the right sources of food.

This is the preferred option over the one mention in the second item. Instead of removing one food group, just make sure that you select the right choices like having white meat over red or olive oil over coconut oil.

4. Eat food rich in fibers.

Fibers are needed for proper digestion and elimination of waste. Fruits and vegetables are good sources. You can also take grains that are known to have high fiber contents.

5. Avoid eating food items that have high salt content.

Too much salt increases water retention so you will be bloated. Apart from that too much salt is also bad for the kidneys.

6. Avoid eating too fast.

If you eat hurriedly, the tendency is for you to eat more. It takes a while for your stomach to send the signal to your brain that you are already full. If you eat fast, you may have already eaten too much before you realize it. Besides, it is good to eat slowly so you can enjoy the food you are eating.

7. Avoid skipping meals.

You might think that if you miss one meal a day you will lose weight. This is not how a healthy weight loss program works. If you miss meals, your body’s metabolic rate will go down. This means that you will burn less energy and store more as fats. If you miss meals you will also feel starved. This leads to eating more in your next meal to compensate for that feeling of deprivation you experienced.

8. Drink lots of water.

Water is good in maintaining body processes and it also aids in digestion. It also helps flush away toxins.

If you really want to lose weight avoid being tricked by the many programs you will see in the internet or on magazines. The surest way is to just follow a healthy weight loss plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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.
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  2. QUESTION:
    Website for healthy weight loss and diet plans?
    I just want a website that has dieting tips and dieting plans e.t.c….

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

  3. 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:
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      1 cup whole grain cereal with half a cup of skim milk

      snack:
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      lunch:
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      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

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

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

      One diet that I’m starting to adopt is called the fatloss4idiots diet. It help you by generating a healthy diet plan with the food you chosen and the best thing is it help me loss 50 pounds in 4 months. Visit this site to read more about it:

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

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

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

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

    Advice? What I should change? Tips?

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

    • ANSWER:
      that’s all fine, but you should definitely have more for lunch. maybe a steamed fish or chicken sandwich with whole grain bread.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. QUESTION:
    Is this diet plan healthy for weight loss?
    Breakfast: Luna bar
    Snack: baby food happy baby organic yogurt snack thing. (30 cals per serving, 4 sugars)
    —I know I’m weird. I usually eat the whole bag only 120 calories.
    Lunch: lettuce, beets, tomato, chicken
    Snack: apple
    Dinner- whole wheat pita, turkey, tomato, bell pepper

    I do cardio 4 times a week, strength 2 times a week. I want to lose some excess weight.

    • ANSWER:
      You’re pretty.

  16. QUESTION:
    would a diet of only fruits, vegetables and vitamins be a healthy weight loss routine?
    I am trying to find a weight loss tactic, but don’t want to go to any huge extremes.
    would eating only fruits vegetables and vitamins be a good meal plan to lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      The body needs a variety of foods to be healthy.
      Fruit and vegetables are essential of course but other food groups are required.
      Dairy foods are needed for calcium for strong bones.
      Protein for body strength. It also helps to stop you feeling hungry. The protein can come from vegetable as well as animal sources.
      Grains are needed too either as bread,rice,breakfast cereals etc. They contain various vitamins and minerals as well as fibre.
      Some fat is also needed. The good sort that you find in oily fish.

  17. QUESTION:
    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.

  18. QUESTION:
    healthy diet + exceptions= weight loss?
    hi! as a new year resolution, i plan on losing weight, and having my perfect body by march, or april… i have gone on diets before but stopped because of temptation…
    to conquer this i invented this diet plan, and would like to know ur opinion on it:
    run 30 mins 3 to 4 x a week, eggs in the morning, salad at lunch, and meat at night ( and about 2 x a week having pasta or rice…), this with everyday, some weight training…
    but i was also wondering if i could do this plan w/ an exception once a week, like chocolate???
    will i still get my perfect body in time??

    • ANSWER:
      I think you need a more in depth diet than that…you will get very sick of that and quit…I personal train and have designed diets for clients for years and I have a great diet that I always recommend. Shoot me an email and I will send you the link and explain some more.

      andersonpersonaltraininggroup@yahoo.com

  19. QUESTION:
    If I exercised at the gym at night and ate a healthy diet would it affect my weight loss and fitness results?
    I plan to eat a healthy diet recommended by my nutritionist. But I have to exercise at night at the gym for two hours- free weights, weight machines and cardio classes like Zumba or Spinning. I have school during the day so exercising at night is my only option. Is that fine and what do you recommend?

    • ANSWER:
      It’s fine, but if you can do it in the morning it would be better. Working out soon as you wake up increases your metabolism through out the day, so you’ll keep more body fat off.

  20. QUESTION:
    tips for healthy weight loss?
    im looking for a healthy diet plan but dont really know where to begin. im currenly at a hundred forty five pounds and id like to lose at least fifteen. i know im not huge but i could really use the confidence boost. i do work out, but i dont get to as often as id like to, as i work quite a bit. any tips?

    • ANSWER:
      Healthy tips :) You can try slowing making changes and choosing healthier things for your body.

      ~ Drink plenty of water. Green tea. Water + lemon (cleansing, great for your digestive system, skin)
      ~ Eat natural foods, try to eat organic if possible.
      ~ Eat smaller portions, more often. Rather than larger portions less often.
      ~ For working out, you could also try a daily brisk walk (good to burn fat/keep in shape), yoga or pilates – instead of classes you could try an at home dvd or a work out dvd, swimming, etc. Stay active daily.
      ~ Avoid: soda, diet soda or any diet drinks, artificial colors or sweeteners, white flour…

      * Also, you can try healthy alternatives to foods.
      Examples:
      - Replace fast food french fries with homemade sweet potato or regular fries (made with a touch of olive oil, salt & pepper)
      - Replace candy with things like frozen grapes or banana slices, dried mango strips, dried blueberries/cranberries/cherries, raisins, etc.
      - Try a veggie burger on a wheat bun or a tofu hot dog
      - Replace white pasta with whole grain
      - For a creamy pasta sauce try tomato sauce with goat cheese mixed in
      - Enjoy pizza…but on thin multigrain crust topped with fresh veggies
      - Treats are totally okay in moderation =) But for healthier options try: frozen yogurt, dark chocolate, vanilla greek yogurt with berries & grated dark chocolate or chocolate chips, etc.

      Healthy food ideas :)
      ~ Greek yogurt or yogurt (nonfat) – Greek yogurt has more protein than regular yogurt
      ~ Eggs, cheese, cottage cheese (2% is fine), goat cheese, skim milk or goat milk, etc.
      ~ Vegetables
      ~ Fruit & Berries
      ~ Beans (chickpeas, black beans, kidney beans, mixed beans, etc.) – full of fiber and protein
      ~ Veggie burgers (Amy’s makes great veggie burgers)
      ~ Multigrain bread, ezekiel bread, rye bread, whole wheat pitas, whole grain tortillas or bagels, etc.
      ~ Whole grain pasta or brown rice pasta, brown/wild rice, quinoa, etc.
      ~ Sweet potatoes or potatoes
      ~ Hummus
      ~ Oatmeal
      ~ Healthy cereals (Kashi, Nature’s Path Organic, etc..high in fiber like raisin bran)
      ~ Nuts, seeds, almond butter, peanut butter
      ~ Non-dairy milks like soy, almond or rice milk
      ~ Ground flax seed to add into a smoothie, top yogurt, etc.
      ~ Olive oil
      ~ Salmon & Tuna
      ~ Tofu & Tempeh
      ~ Whole grain crackers
      ~ Whole grain waffles

      I hope this helps :)

  21. QUESTION:
    Best weight loss diet for busy vegetarian mom?
    I am a busy young mom with 3 kids, ages 3, 2, and 4 months. I have gained a lot of weight in my pregnancies and would like to lose about 80 pounds. I want to lose it slowly and healthfully. I do not have the time or money to join a gym, and do not have the child care. Also, I can not afford to buy any exercise equipment or expensive pills/gadgets etc. What are some healthy diet plans that are vegetarian friendly, and what are good exercises for targeting belly fat. PS-I do not need to hear “eat less exercise more.” I need specific routines and referrals to eating plans that work for my lifestyle. I also need to know what kind of exercises to do and when/how to do them, plus some healthy foods that will satisfy my sweet tooth. Thanks!
    I forgot to say that I am also allergic to wheat.
    I forgot to say that I am also allergic to wheat.

    • ANSWER:
      Rebecca,

      Hey I feel ya. I can point you in the direction of someone that is totally on his game.

      He and his wife are tops.

      Of the most valuable things that I was able to learn for him is that by really knowing the truths about what foods are really food we are able to fuel ourselves with a cleaner and higher octane food (fuel).

      So head over to:

      http://www.smartfitnesstips.com/go/liveawesome

      It is an online resource that you will be able to use always.

      You know after you learn some of the untold truths you will be able to teach the correct things to your children.

      I am a father and I really know how important it is to give our children the correct knowledge so that they will grow up healthy and uninhibbited by feeling unhealthy.

      Always the Best To You and Yours!

      Rod Wambold

      http://www.smartfitnesstips.com

      Live life to the fullest

  22. 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:

  23. QUESTION:
    Vegetarian Healthy Weight Loss ideas??
    I need to lose a lot of weight (over 100 lbs). I am cutting meat almost completely, but want more ideas on how to be healthy. Any suggestions, ideas or food plans? If you have lost weight on a healthy veg diet, can you please list what a day’s food looked like? (What you had for bfast, lunch, dinner, if you had snacks…)
    Vegetarian for other reasons, so don’t include meat in suggestions please. Cheese is vegetarian, but not vegan. I’m not ready to commit to vegan. Ovo-lacto help is great.

    • ANSWER:
      (FYI…CHEESE is not vegetarian).

      Try a supplement called L-carnitine. Get it as a solo product. This amino acid will help convert your fat into muscle while you cut down on proteins with a vegan diet.

      I lost weight on the following…

      Breakfast: Banana and apple or a banana and some citrus. Drink a glass of soy milk.

      Lunch: Go nuts on the salad bar. Light on the dressing, no pickles. Plenty of lima beans.

      Dinner: A roll and a tasty veggy soup like brocolli or tomato. Maybe steam some veggies in olive oil. You can even stir fry.

      Key is to get more cardio activity. You don’t have to run, but take the dog for a walk.

      My dear old dad said you only need one excercise to lose weight, and that’s to put your fork down and stand up. I lost 30 lbs in three months and I feel great. Now I CRAVE the healthy stuff. You can cut out meat but supplement with proteins like in beans and peanut butter. Leafy greens such as kale and mustard (esp. collard greens) have lots of protein.

      Good luck, and don’t stress about it too much. Eat what you want to as long as it’s not fried. And for heaven’s sakes, No POP. I lost 5 lbs in 3 days when I quit drinking soda.

  24. QUESTION:
    Sensible amount of exercise for a healthy weight loss plan?
    I’m 15 and I have been dieting since April. 1lb a week loss is my goal – using a calorie counter to track this.
    I try to exercise 4 times a week for 30 mins, as well as leading a lightly active lifestyle, walking 2 miles every day.
    I was wondering if this is enough exercise to keep healthy – and how much strength training I should do when I start (next week as I am ill this week)
    Thank you :-)

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. this is enough exercise to keep your body healthy but extend it to 7 times a week. :)

  25. QUESTION:
    Healthy weight loss suggestions?
    I am currently 5’5, 128lb, I would like to be about 115lbs by April and toned. I have a gazelle and a gym membership. I was wondering what would be a good healthy diet to follow and what exercises should I do and for how long and how much. I was told that using a stationary bike is a good choice as well as walking to start. I do not want to take any diet pills I just want to choose a healthy diet plan and exercises.

    • 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).

  26. QUESTION:
    Best Healthy Diet plan for perfect weight loss?
    want to lose 200 pounds

    I want to lose 3 pounds a week until I reach and maintain a weight of 200 pounds.

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

  27. 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:

  28. QUESTION:
    Weight Loss / More Healthy Diet. PLEASE HELP WITH FOOD IDEAS!?
    Ohhkay I am going to try and lose weigh and become more healthy and fit. I am not really into meat often and veggies arent my thing.

    I am just planning on eating loads of fruits, soy milk, water, and like Special K and Nature Valley Bars.

    But I was wondering if you guys could name some foods that I could eat to help replace the protein and everything I need considering I dont eat meat or veggies.

    PLEASE HELP ME!!! Thanks.
    I dont do seafood, eggs etc.

    • ANSWER:
      Chelsea,
      okay first i’m a little confused by why you won’t eat veggies? They are super important as far as minerals and nutrients go.

      when you are looking to lose weight they are some basic things you want to understand. It’s not just about calories but about nutrients too. So you need to eat enough and get enough of what your body needs to run then you need to start moving every day. For at least 20 minutes.

      A healthy diet to lose weight is about eating a diverse group of foods so you can get what you need. A special k cereal with soy rice or almond milk in the morning is perfect with added fresh fruit. Nature Valley bars I don’t know about. read the label my guess is that sugar is high on the ingredient list.
      I tend not to eat animal based foods too, but it’s then important to get greens like broccoli or kale and other that are high in protein, nuts are good too, but not too many.

      Bottom line, find some vegetables you like, stay away from super high sugar fruits like pineapple when you’re first trying to lose weight. Remember you’re supposed to have 5-10 servings of veggies a day so if you’re not eating any – your health will suffer.

      Keep well.

      We’ve started a support/discussion group at http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/specialkcanada if you want to join.

  29. QUESTION:
    healthy diet plan without weight loss?
    i want to start eating healthier but i dont want to lose any weight. i would like to know some good eating plans.

    • ANSWER:
      Just be aware of what you’re putting in your body. Don’t eat a lot of sugar, processed white flour, fatty meats, etc. Shop the perimeter of the grocery store, not the aisles… The perimeter has the produce, dairy, fresh breads, lean meat, etc. Stick with a balance of lean proteins, fruits and veggies, some dairy, and whole grains. Treat yourself to something decadent once in a while, in moderation. Avoid high fructose corn syrup. Eat fish sometimes, for the omega-3 fatty acids. Avoid sugary sodas and juice drinks. Good luck!

  30. QUESTION:
    healthy diet plan for weight loss?
    What sorts of breakfast lunch and dinner ideas do you have for dieting, while still being healthy?

    • ANSWER:
      you don’t need to starve yourself to lose wieght. infact sometimes, you need to eat more protein, to burn the fat!
      for a workable diet –
      here is what my dietician suggests – follow a practical diet. start your meal with a soup or a huge salad. this fills u up. Make sure your plate has this ratio – 50 per cent veg, 25 per cent carb. potatoes, corn and peas come in carbs category. 25 per cent protein.this will prevent cravings too.an occassional treat is OK. have a snack every three hours. fruit ,ideally berries, or soy nuts. just 2 tbsp of soya subsides hunger pangs. have a protein shake too, if you want. it will fight the fat and give you extra energy to exercise. switch from white rice and bread to brown. eat 900gms of veggies a day.Needless to say, NO soda, chips, cookies! Lose a kilo a week. that is permanent loss. pick an exercise regime you like.
      get a pedometer and try to take 10,000 steps everyday.

  31. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy weight loss?
    l used to weigh 11stone before starting a healthy diet and exercise plan but it’s now been one month (because my gym membership needs to be renewed) and l stand on the scales every month and l’ve gone from 11st to 10st 6lb. ls this healthy? l’m now hoping to lose around a stone every one and a half month. l’m really proud so far as l’ve never gotten below 11st before! l’ve always been around 11st 5lb or something. Cheers! :)

    • ANSWER:
      You are doing well, you are likely to find that your weight loss drops off after a while, so don’t be disappointed if you start to lose less. Slimming world/weight watchers say its a good weight loss if after the first week or two, you can average a pound or two a week. Its all surposed to be about training your body to eat the right food. With your gym membership you can proberbly do better than that

  32. QUESTION:
    How do I get enough motivation to stick to a diet and lose weight?
    I know more about weight loss, healthy diet and everything that goes with it than most dieticians, but I just can’t seem to get the mindset that will allow me to start and then stick to an eating plan.

    I have lost weight a number of times before – 35kg once, but my motivation just isn’t there now.

    How do I get it back? And keep it!

    • ANSWER:
      If you set goals, I think it makes it a loooot easier.
      Think about if you have any specific events coming
      up, like a wedding, parties, event, etc. Then you can
      set a goal of about 2 pounds each week. If you keep
      telling yourself that you can do it, and start seeing
      results, you will ultimately have the drive to continue
      working your way to optimal health.

      Take Care and Good Luck (: (:

  33. QUESTION:
    Short term, healthy weight loss suggestions?
    I am gettting back in shape and plan on formulating a healthy / diet lifestyle. However, I am looking for a short term, healthy way, to drop pounds quickly to get me off to a fast start. any suggestions for a short term diet plan (I am already excerising a decent amount)?

    • ANSWER:
      For all of the “quick and easy” weight loss diet pill suggestions, remember, if something sounds too good to be true… it probably is, particularly if you have to pay for it.

      On Yahoo!Answers I find certain questions being asked repeatedly which is simply a reflection of new people participating. A couple of common question amounts to “How do I lose weight,” or more specifically, “How do I lose abdominal fat?” I have gotten very positive responses from my answers when I paused to reply (and now beginning to get “It works!” emails that are very gratifying. I like helping people)… so have recently decided to put a good solid answer on my Yahoo!360 Blog (September 10) that I can point people to. These are my thoughts as a physician and athlete.

      Don’t target losing more than about 2 lbs per week. If you try to lose faster, your body will go into “starvation mode” and get very stingy about burning calories while at the same time very efficient about storing any calories that you do provide. And it will make you feel awful.

      There is no site specific way of losing fat… the old myth about working your abs to burn belly fat isn’t true. To get rid of love handles, you need to lose overall fat. That happens with exercise and watching your diet. More on that below.

      The most effective way to lose fat is aerobic exercise in the “moderate” fat-burning range, ideally first thing in the morning before you eat. When you wake your body is ready to burn fat and your levels of growth hormone are highest at that time. Later in the day it can take up to 30 minutes just to put your body into a fat-burning mode.

      Another overlooked way to burn fat is by lifting weights. Skeletal muscle has very high caloric needs… almost twice that of adipose (fat) tissue. Put on a little muscle and you will burn calories all day even at rest. Be aware that skeletal muscle weighs more, so with this approach you may see your weight increasing while your body fat is melting away. Not realizing this often stresses folks who think they should be losing weight as a measure of fitness. Forget the scale, look in the mirror and you will be happy.

      To lose a pound of fat, you need to eliminate about 3500 calories. You can do this by burning more with exercise or by modifying your diet to reduce intake. If you do a Google search on say, “swimming calories” you will quickly find a website with tables of calories burned for a given exercise. You can use such lists to estimate how many calories you are burning up with your routine.

      For diet, keep a diary for a couple of weeks counting calories, grams of protein, and grams of fat intake. It is easy with online sources of nutritional information (type the name of the food and calories into the Google search engine) and packaging labels. That will let you quickly figure out where the fat is coming from in your diet.

      Fat gives you 9 calories per gram. So take the number of grams of fat, multiply by 9, then calculate what percentage the fat calories are of your total daily calories. Restricting the calories from fat to about 20% of your total intake is ideal for a maintenance diet… that isn’t overly restrictive. Of note, you need some fat in your diet. For instance, the body uses fat to produce hormones. Once you have a picture of how to modify your diet, you can drop the diary and just go back to it occasionally if you are wanting to tweek things further.

      There is a subset of questions that goes further and asks about “How to get a six-pack?” The answer is the same. Six-packs are 20% abdominal exercise and 80% diet. There is one caveat… abdominal muscles will form in the position that you work them, so be certain to pull them tightly toward your spine while doing crunches, etc. Also, during most lifting, the “core is active” which means that you should be stabilizing with contracted abs then too. Fail to do this and the abs will form, but bulging outward and the result is not attractive.

      If you are trying to build muscle as a way to lose fat, then you may need to increase total calories and specifically your protein intake. I target about 0.8 g of protein per pound of body weight each day when actively building. That is far more protein than most people need in their diets.

      Aloha

  34. QUESTION:
    Any tips/workouts for a fast but healthy weight loss?
    I’m fourteen, 5’3″, and I weight 138 lbs. I’m really trying to lose some weight without going on an extreme diet or using pills and whatever. I want to lose weight in my thighs and around my stomach, mostly. Sometimes I go for a run, and I plan on starting to go to the gym in the mornings with my mom. But I just want some simple ab/thigh workouts that have good results.

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    Is my diet plan for tomorrow healthy for weight loss?
    I want to lose 10 pounds each month for like 3 months.

    Breakfast: 1 cup oatmeal
    Snack: Lara bar (natural raw vegan bar) 200 calories.
    Lunch: 1 slice ezekiel bread, 1 tbsp hummus, tomato, vegetable soup
    Snack: 1/2 cup oatmeal
    Dinner: 1 slice ezekial, 1 serving of chick peas, vegetable soup.

    I exercise a lot too

    • ANSWER:
      well rumor and physisist or whatever they are called say that you should only eat 3 times a day and drink a lot of water and rumors are that hot sauce and spicy food will increase your metabolism it works for me i been foing it for about 2 months and lost a lot of weight but maybe skip the vegetable soup in dinner and as a snack have a apple or something but hey up to. luck . ps sorry this is a long answer lol.

  36. 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 :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thank you!!

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

      Basically there are 3 types of Diet

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

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

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

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

      “FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN”
      Sweetcorn
      Kidney beans
      Cabbage
      Brussel sprout
      Cauliflower

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

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

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

      “FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN”
      Meat
      Dairy foods
      Kidney beans
      Lima beans
      Wheat

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

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

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

      “FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN”
      Lentils
      Sweetcorn
      Peanuts
      Sesame seeds
      Buckwheat
      Wheat

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

      __ Blood group Type AB.

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

      “FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN”
      Red meat
      Kidney beans
      Seeds
      Sweetcorn
      Buckwheat

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

  38. 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).

  39. QUESTION:
    Does anybody know where I can find a Qucik Weight Loss diet plan?
    I have been exercising 4 times a week at a place that is similar to curves called Butterfly Life. I feel great from exercising, but I am not losing any weight. I know muscle weighs more than fat, but I really need to start eating healthier. There are some Quick Weight Loss places around here, but I really don’t have the extra money get into it. I had a baby June 1st, am 5’9″ and weigh 240. I’m trying to lose about 60 pounds. Does anyone have any good diet plans or helpful hints?

    • ANSWER:
      If you want a quick weight loss diet plan go to this blog

      http://uk.360.yahoo.com/neville044

  40. QUESTION:
    Which weight loss diet has been most effective for you and what has helped you best?
    I want to lose weight but there are so many ways into doing so i was just wondering what everyone else has done to achieve there goals… to get some tips and ideas

    I know the basics obviously are exercise more and eat less and eat healthy…. but you can do that in so many ways really with so many tips and ideas to stay motivated and happy… hence so many types of plans and diets…

    So… whats your routine or plan or tip that has helped you?

    • ANSWER:
      sliming world….lost 7lb in two weeks…iyts not about te amount you eat but a total re education of what youeat…i used to live pn easy convenient food, took a few days to get used to new foods but love it.

      Good luck with whatever you choose

  41. QUESTION:
    Fast and healthy weight loss?
    Now, I know these are complete oxymoron’s, but is there any diet/exercise plan that will help me lose 5-10 pounds by Christmas?

    Excuse me, I meant any HEALTHY exercise/diet plan. I don’t wanna have to use diet pills, or starve myself. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:

  42. QUESTION:
    Teen Healthy Weight loss?
    I Have never been one for diets and i still am not..
    I Have just been trying to Lose Weight Just to be healthier and Feel Better
    I am a Vegatarian
    I Am on a trip .. IN north carolina and there is No way to Exercise Up here Because i am in the middile of the woods and I cant go anywhere..[i will be back in my homeotwn like March 3erd and me and my friends already have plans to go to the YMCA/YWCA and Swim and work out etc.]
    I do about 100-150 sittups everyday And I have already gone through puberty Its not really the weight im worried about i am trying to Just be heatlhier.. wihch would result in the Heatlhy weight loss!
    any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Love yourself and your body – You are already on the right track.

  43. QUESTION:
    advice on weight loss, fitness, and healthy diet for 17 year old girl! please help!?
    Hi! Im 17 years old, 157 pounds and about 5’2. Ive had a lot of trouble trying to lose weight. When I was about 15 years old I dropped about 20 pounds from 150 to 130 but gained it all back because of personal issues. Ive decided to turn a new leaf and start a new. Ive started to run/jog on my treadmill now (its too cold outside) and in the spring I plan to go running outside. I have an elliptical and bike as well in my house. Any suggestions on how much time I should spend on each? Any other advice on how to exercise other parts of my body, arms etc.? Also my diet has been a little off, but I mostly eat chicken, meat, vegetables etc. I drink only water. I can only exercise after 5 on weekdays but any time on weekends. Is there a better time to exercise than other times? Any suggestions are welcome and I really appreciate it! Im going to college next year, prom is coming up and I just really want to start feeling good about my self again. I don’t have a specific weight goal but my mom says about 125 would be a good weight! Thank you in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      I can imagine the dilemma you’re going through right now so don’t worry.

      As a girl there is more pressure to lose weight etc.

      You should check out http://www.teenageworkouts.com it has perfect advice, exercises, articles for helping people like you.

  44. QUESTION:
    are all Commercial weight loss diets similarly effective?!?
    Commercial weight loss diets are all similarly effective at 6 months, and those with support are more effective at 12 months, according to the results of the randomized BBC “diet trials” reported in the June 3 issue of the BMJ. Participants in these trials were filmed as part of a BBC television series.

    “Most adults in the United States diet at some time, and trends in the United Kingdom are similar,” write Helen Truby, MD, from the University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom, and colleagues. “Long term success rates are poor, with 50% of weight loss being regained within one year. Although commercial diets provide consumers with a plethora of choice, data on their comparative efficacy are limited.”

    Using a community-based sample of otherwise healthy overweight and obese adults, this 6-month, multicenter, unblended controlled trial compared 4 popular commercial weight loss programs with a control group. These diets were the Slim-Fast plan (a meal replacement approach), Weight Watchers pure points program (an energy-controlled diet with weekly group meetings), Dr Atkins’ new diet revolution (a self-monitored low carbohydrate eating plan), and Rosemary Conley’s eat-yourself-slim diet and fitness plan (a low-fat diet and a weekly group exercise class). Primary endpoints were changes in weight and body fat during 6 months.

    Compared with the control group, all diets were associated with a significant loss of body fat and weight during 6 months, but outcomes in the 4 diet groups did not differ significantly from each other. Intent-to-treat analysis revealed that average weight loss was 5.9 kg, and average fat loss was 4.4 kg during 6 months. Although the Atkins diet resulted in significantly higher weight loss during the first 4 weeks, it was no more or less effective than the other diets by the end of the study.

    At 12 months, 158 participants (54% of the original sample) returned data, and only 58 (45%) were still compliant with their assigned diets (9 to Atkins, 20 to Weight Watchers, 9 to Slim-Fast, 20 to Rosemary Conley). More participants in the unsupported programs (Atkins diet and Slim-Fast) withdrew than in the supported programs (P = .04), and weight rebound after the initial 6 months was higher in the unsupported programs. All diets resulted in a clinically useful weight loss of around 10% after 12 months in participants who had kept to their original diet.

    “Clinically useful weight loss and fat loss can be achieved in adults who are motivated to follow commercial diets for a substantial period,” the authors write. “Given the limited resources for weight management in the NHS [National Health System], healthcare practitioners should discuss with their patients programmes known to be effective.”

    Study limitations include varied compliance with each diet, small number of participants, and effect of media interest on motivation to meet goal weights and patients’ expectations of weight loss.

    One of the authors has disclosed receiving consulting fees for serving on the scientific advisory panel of Slimming World.

    In an accompanying editorial, David Arterburn, MD, MPH, from the Group Health Center for Health Studies in Seattle, Wash, notes the high costs of some commercial diets and the low rate of ongoing compliance with the assigned diets at 1 year.

    “The challenge to researchers in obesity is to take weight loss studies, especially those involving commercial programmes and private funding, to the next level,” Dr Arterburn writes. “‘Diet Trials II’ would serve us best by evaluating long term health outcomes, cost effectiveness, and novel strategies of improving adherence and weight maintenance. Such strategies might include economic incentives for participants and researchers collaborating with employers and healthcare providers.”

    • ANSWER:
      the bottom line is

      how effective a “diet” is is measured on how sustainable it is. In other words, how realistic long term compliance will be. Because if you cant sustain it (i.e. its a fad) then you go back to your old ways and guess what, you gain again, and usually more fat through muscle loss.

      A cabbage soup diet is going to be nowhere near as sustainable as a rounded low fat diet. Which one do you think is going to give better LONG TERM results?

  45. 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
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  47. 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.

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  48. 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!!!

  49. 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.

  50. 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.


Healthy Weight Loss Diets

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  2. QUESTION:
    tell me healthy diets for weight loss, please?
    I’m a girl of 22 years old. My weight is 150lbs. I don’t want to lose weight quickly, I just wanna get a healthy diets for weight loss.
    Thanks

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

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

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

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

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

    Thankyou.

    -Jas

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

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

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

      NEWSTART is an acronym.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. QUESTION:
    need a healthy weight loss diet for celiac?
    i am gluten intolerant, to the point where if i eat it i end up in hospital… so ive been pretty much just eating whatever i can and even though im not fat at all (110 pounds) i feel fatter and really unhealthy. i need a few food ideas please :) i love to snack on nuts grapes and apples etc.. so its more the meal ideas im having trouble with. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Eat things that are naturally gluten free, like fish, vegetables, fruit, nuts, eggs, yogurt and rice. It doesn’t sound like you need to lose any weight though. Just limit your sugar and fat intake.

      ….

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

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

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

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

  12. 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

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

    ~M.M.A.~

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (should I buy Protein powder???)

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

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

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

      I hope this helps you, good luck
      Mike

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

    • ANSWER:

  16. 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

  17. QUESTION:
    What is a healthy cleanse/weight loss diet?
    I need something to do for 3 weeks because i am going on vacation…
    i am 15 years old and i would like to lose 10 pounds if possible..
    and something natural and healthy… something that will make me feel great. also i am doing 15 minutes of yoga and a 30 min jog everyday..

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

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

      that you desire.

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

      below.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Advice? What I should change? Tips?

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

    • ANSWER:
      that’s all fine, but you should definitely have more for lunch. maybe a steamed fish or chicken sandwich with whole grain bread.

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

    • ANSWER:
      Drink water.
      Stay away from breads.

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

    proffesional trainers please but anyone can help

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      Weight Watchers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Good luck!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      I hope this helps!

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

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

  38. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      xxx

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    suggestions?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Why do you think fad diets are so popular?

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

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

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

      :)

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

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

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

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


Healthy Weight Loss Foods

There are many scientific researches that are currently going on, on how best to lose weight and live healthier. Many new weight loss diets are being researched and discovered by medical personals on continual basis. The reason for the weight loss craze can’t be far fetched because many people now know the benefits of living healthier lives and the need for people to look trim just like the movie stars are on the increase.

While you strive to loss weight, you should ignore the fact that you must be eating healthy meals daily. The health experts are of the opinion that eating balanced diet would enable the body system to be functioning well thereby increasing the individual’s quest to loss weight. It is very imperative that you keep a healthy, well balanced diet so that you can lose weight while being healthy. A healthy diet consists of around fifty percent of carbohydrates, around twenty-five percent fat and fifteen to twenty-five percent protein.

Glucose which is the main source of sugar in our body is usually gotten from carbohydrates. This glucose is necessary to be able to generate the needed energy for our daily activities. There are different levels of calories that are present in various types of carbohydrate foods and this makes it quite hard to determine which of the food is best for us because of the closeness in the various foods composition.

To be on the safe side, it is better that we eat meals that are rich in carbohydrate and still retain their healthy sides such as vegetables, cereals and legumes. These kinds of foods would help you to lose weight while you still have the required energy to carry on the day to day activities. You may like to know that if you are addicted to such foods as candy, cookies, fruit drinks, colas etc, you may be jeopardizing your health because they contain only empty calories that aren’t good for your body system.

The protein contents of the food you eat are important for the metabolic processes of the body system if you want to lose weight and keep fit as well. Your body immune system would be enhanced and your hormone systems helped in functioning properly if your diet contains the right quantity of protein. There are many sources of protein and it is important to note that the unique nutrients gotten from protein help the body’s internal systems to function well.

For you to lose weight, you should include protein foods such as eggs, fish, nuts, poultry, cheese and lean meat in your regular diet.

You shouldn’t forget the fact that fat is essential for the human body too. There are lots of fatty foods out there but be sure that you eat the right food so as to be getting the right amount of fat needed by your body system. You have to be careful on how you eat such fatty foods as processed meals, ice creams, and other forms of saturated fats that aren’t too good for the body system.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Salmon
      Mackerel
      Herring
      Anchovies
      Sardines
      Scallops
      Halibut
      Fish oil supplements
      Peanuts

      This should get you started.

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

    • ANSWER:
      Fruits

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

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

      Good Sources Of Protein

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

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

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:
      Google is your friend anyway check this :

      http://www.self.com/fooddiet/2010/03/weight-loss-superstars

      it’s a list of 20 food for loss weight.

  6. QUESTION:
    Tell me healthy foods for weight loss, please.?
    I want to lose weight by eating healthy foods.

    Where and how to get the healthy foods for weight loss?

    • ANSWER:
      Try low carb, low fat, high fibre, high protein, and exercise. The foods are low caloried, and yet filling and healthy. Brisk walking is great for burning body fats.

      http://www.thedietsolutioncourse.com/loseweight.html

      It is my lifestyle now. I am on low carb, low fat, high fibre, high protein and a hour brisk walk 5 times a week, and I have lost 31lbs/14kg and gained better health. I am now maintaining my 108lbs/49kg for more than a year, with more fruits and complex carbs.

      Details such as my experience, meals, snacks, recipes, foods to buy, reading labels, walking as an exercise and to shape the body etc etc, are in the link.

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Well good luck and remember what I said, Dedicate.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thanks all.

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

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

    Is cranberry juice good for you at all?

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

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

      and it has no taste :D

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

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

  13. QUESTION:
    Give Me a List of Very Healthy Foods that Help for Weight Loss?
    Im changing up my Diet, Trying to drop some pounds. I weigh 271 and would like to get to 230-240.

    This is what i have so far.

    Egg Whites
    Oatmeal
    Lean Chicken
    Skim Milk
    Greek Yogurt
    Fruits & Vegetables

    That’s all I have so far. Any thoughts? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      The egg whites, chicken and (green) vegetables are OK. The rest of what you list is junk.

      Look at this:

      http://healthandfitness.com/bbs/nutri/messages/2300.html

      Now keep your carbohydrate intake to 20 grams a day or less.

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

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

    thank you, thank you, thank you :)

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

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

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

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

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

    Just looking for some good general advice.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Fruits, Eggs, and yogurt are good for breakfast

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

    Thanks for your help!

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

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

    • ANSWER:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Cold Chicken Salad:

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

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

      Italian Panini:

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

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

      Grilled Stuffed Zucchini:

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

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

      Zucchini and Egg Bake:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:

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

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

  37. QUESTION:
    Who knows best foods for weight loss?
    I want to lose weight quickly. But I don’t like exercise.

    Who knows the best foods for weight loss, I just wanna healthy and sexy.

    • ANSWER:
      Try low carb, low fat, high fibre, high protein, and exercise. The foods are low caloried, and yet filling and healthy. Brisk walking is great for burning body fats.

      http://www.thedietsolutioncourse.com/dietingtips.html

      It is my lifestyle now. I am on low carb, low fat, high fibre, high protein and a hour brisk walk 5 times a week, and I have lost 31lbs/14kg and gained better health. I am now maintaining my 108lbs/49kg for more than a year, with more fruits and complex carbs.

      Details such as my experience, meals, snacks, recipes, foods to buy, reading labels, walking as an exercise and to shape the body etc etc, are in the link.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  43. 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.

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

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

      Hope I helped! Good luck!!! (=

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Basically there are 3 types of Diet

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

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

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

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

      “FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN”
      Sweetcorn
      Kidney beans
      Cabbage
      Brussel sprout
      Cauliflower

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

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

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

      “FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN”
      Meat
      Dairy foods
      Kidney beans
      Lima beans
      Wheat

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

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

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

      “FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN”
      Lentils
      Sweetcorn
      Peanuts
      Sesame seeds
      Buckwheat
      Wheat

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

      __ Blood group Type AB.

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

      “FOODS ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN”
      Red meat
      Kidney beans
      Seeds
      Sweetcorn
      Buckwheat

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      EXERCISE!

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

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


Healthy Weight Loss Diets For Teenagers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Healthy Weight Loss for a Teenager?
    So, I wanted to know some healthy diets and exercises for a 15 year old girl. I’m only 110 pounds, but a lot of my weight goes to my thighs. Any ideas on how to lose some thigh fat without becoming underweight?

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  2. QUESTION:
    what is a healthy diet for both growth and weight loss?
    What should i eat everyday to lose a healthy amount of weight and will not stunt height growth? I am a teenager and I want to grow taller. Thankyou and please don’t leave any rude answers.

    • ANSWER:
      diet is 80% of a plan, the other 20% is exercise, make sure your doing that

      and to loose weight i ate 6 servings of protein a day, and almost no carb servings, so example dinner, chicken on the grill, brown rice, and a handful of veggies. done. no salt anywhere,

  3. QUESTION:
    Healthy weight loss tablets?
    I’m 15 and fatter than I want to be. I’ve been on so many diets and failed all of them. I’m desperatley trying to lose weight now because I’m going on holiday in 6 weeks and I don’t want to be seen in a bikini next to my stick of a sister looking the way I do now. I started another diet about a week ago and I’m exercising every day. Are there any healthy weight loss tablets that are suitable for teenagers that don’t have dangerous side effects? I’m not going to take anything risky, my mum wouldn’t let me anyway. Also I don’t want the weight to pile back on after I stop taking the tablets. Does anyone know of anything suitable for me? Thanks a lot.

    • ANSWER:
      There isn’t one I am afraid. All the instructions say ‘in conjunction with diet and exercise’. Now what do you think results in weight loss?
      At 15 you shouldn’t diet without the supervision of a doctor and/or dietitian. Safer to aim at not putting more weight on.

      Cut back on added salt, added sugar, cookies, candies, fried and fast food.
      You need protein, some fat, whole grain products, dairy, fruits, vegetables.

  4. QUESTION:
    Weight loss for teenagers?
    If a teenager wanted to lose weight, what workout/diet plan would you recommend for her?

    Personally I want to lose 15 pounds. I exercise 1 hour a day, sometimes more, with strength training and cardio.

    What would be the best diet? Is it best to watch portion sizes, count calories, or eat impeccably healthy?

    Thanks and no ads.

    • ANSWER:
      You may have no extra weight to lose, dear- just a thought. Muscle weighs more than fat, and if you are working out to the extend you say you are, you probably don’t have much to lost. Unless you also eat like an elephant, and eat a lot of high calorie things. The best diet is a sensible balanced one. As long as you are a teenager, you are still growing. You grow inside and out, so it’s not always visible. Calorie restrictions are not a good idea, as it limits the amount of building material you have available to do the work of building you and doing repairs. The best diet is one that provides a good balance of things, with no particular food being bad or off limits. The FDA site has a lot of really good information about what a teen diet should be like, to help you make the wise choices. In the end, it does come down to calories though. If you eat more calories than you expend over several days time, you gain weight. If you eat fewer calories, you lose. It’s not the intake of any one day that tilts the scale, it’s a matter of several days or a week that are most important. So it’s an average dailly intake of calories that you look at, using a week’s worth of calorie intake to get the average. Portion size would play into the calorie counting, obviously. While there aren’t any bad foods, there are most definitely foods you should eat less of, less often than others. Your diet should be heavy on the whole grains, fruits and veggies, and light on fats and sugars. Obviously, you want to avoid much in the empty calorie category, like soda- but then again, a soda every so often isn’t going to kill you either. Offset a high fat, high calorie meal with a low fat, low calorie meal. It’s a matter of balance, really. A little of what you crave and a lot of what is good for you. The key is moderation, not excess and not deprivation. Check out the FDA site, and go from there.

  5. QUESTION:
    Weight Loss…For Teenagers?
    Hey (:
    I’m 14, I weigh between a range of 160-168. I am 5’3, and I know i’m a little overweight. I used to take this seizure medicine called Carbatrol, generic version of tegretol which is a Carbamazepine, which I took for seizures, I took it for 4 years, and I’ve been off it for 4 years. It cause me to gain weight and I’ve been to doctors. They told me to eat healthy and exercise, which I do. But if you have any tips, or any diets I could try, I’d really appreciate it (:

    thanks, and god bless.

    • ANSWER:
      Don’t try any diets, or anything like low carb etc diets, they make you unhappy and bored!

      breakfast: porridge + cinnamon
      museli and skimmed milk
      yoghurt and berries

      morning snack: apple (or other fruit) or a cereal bar/smoothie

      lunch: pitta bread filled with salad, chicken/ham

      just cut out crisps, biscuits, chocolate, pizzas etc, if you want to eat them just once a week :)!
      walk lots, get of the bus a stop early etc….
      go for a run, or do some skipping with a jump rope

  6. QUESTION:
    Weight Loss for a teenager?
    I am only 13 and Im not necceasarily fat, but im not at my ideal weight! I would love to lose maybe 8-10 lbs. I have been exercising everyday and eating a healthy diet, but I just keep gaining weight! I only have one leg so I cant run or ride a bike, but I ride exercise bikes for an hour. I also have a really bad back so I cant do many sit ups/crunches. I really would love some advice. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      All you have to do is don’t eat many carbs ( starches, rice, etc) Eat lots of lean roasted meat, chicken, fish, etc..and Lots of veggies. Make sure you are drinking lots of water every day. ( take your weight, and divide it in half and that is how many ounces of water you should be drinking every day) this will also help fill you up. Eat 6 small meals each day of lean health foods, so your blood sugar won’t drop and you crave junk food. The thing I used to say to myself was: ” no fat in…no fat on the body”….I lost 40 plus lbs at 17 years old and never put it on again ( i am 45 now). Remember you are eating for the rest of your life. I used to tell myself: ” I am not on a diet, I am just choosing to eat clean foods”…It was no pressure, and soon enough, I went from a size 14 to a size 2 ( which I have maintained(. It is all in your mind set). You can never go wrong with eating healthy. Try swimming, if you get bored with cycling…I did dancing ( in my house and out with friends) Find something that is FUN for you, so you will continue it….it doesn’t matter what it is…a little exercise, and a clean diet and you will always be able to keep the body you dream of!! I am proof you CAN do it! Good luck!

  7. QUESTION:
    What cereal is great for weight loss?
    I’ve recently started working out but I feel I need a change in my diet to really get in the shape I want. I’m a teenager, so that might affect what kind of cereal I should eat for weight loss. My stepmom recently bought Cocoa Dyno-Bites, but I don’t think it’s as healthy as it should be. Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance. Have a great day.

    • ANSWER:
      Fiber one cereals are really healthy and pretty tasty. Especially the frosted wheat ones!
      Also, I looooove kashi!

      And you don’t need to stick to just cereal for breakfast, try whole wheat bagels or english muffins with all natural peanut butter, or a little jelly :D
      Yummm.

      Have a good day! Good luck!

  8. QUESTION:
    Weight loss tips for teenager, to burn off remainder of fat.?
    Hello,

    I’m a 14 year old currently weighing at 138 lbs at 5’10”.
    I used to be greatly overweight before, but now I am not anymore due to losing weight. I noticed I still have some fat areas in my body, like left over on my abdomen, and my buttocks area. I noticed with exercise, which I do 60 minutes everyday on treadmill, a healthy diet would work. I would like to burn it off, and I’m needing assistance in looking for a low fat diet, for at around 1,400 to 1,550 calories. Please help?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, you are so lucky to be that weight and height at your age.
      I am 5’4, 17. D:
      I would suggest cutting down the soda, or switching to diet. Fruits and veggies are a god-send. Fill up on salads with low cal dressings before you eat dinner, and eat something healthy for breakfast (Home made oatmeal with berries and honey?)
      Start walking up and down stairs often, it helps slim your butt.
      If you want a snack get something like apples or berries. Cranberries are good for getting the toxins out of the body, as are blueberries.

  9. QUESTION:
    WEIGHT LOSS HELP! What is a healthy amount of time to lose 40-50 lbs?
    My daughter is 16, turning 17 in three months. She is currently around 5’4/5’5 and weighs around 168-170 pounds. As I parent, I urge her to be healthy but as long as she’s not putting her life at risk, I think she is perfect the way she is. She has always struggled with weight but has recently expressed to me recently she wants to make a change. I’ve seen her run a mile on the treadmill every other day or so and she eats relatively healthy but she complains about results coming slowly. What is the appropriate amount of time for a teenager of her age to get down to the 120 pounds her doctor recommends? Also, any tips on diet for her?

    • ANSWER:
      I recommend for you daughter using workout dvds llian Michaels – 30 Day Shred http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00127RAJY?ie=UTF8&tag=digitsy-marina-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00127RAJY

  10. QUESTION:
    Help with a weight loss program?
    I want to lose weight healthily by exercising and eating right and I was wondering if this would work?
    Sorry it’s so long.

    I’m 95kg, 164cm tall, a teenager and a size 16 in Australia. I know it’s bad and I want to do something about it. I have quite a large bone structure so I know I’ll never be a size 8 but I just want to be healthy (around size 12 would be great 10 if I can). I want my legs not to rub and my tummy to be flatter so I want to lose fat. I’m going on a healthy diet of mostly protein and vegetables (85%). I also have an exercise plan.

    Week 1: everyday 2km – walk 1 pole, run 1
    Week 2: 5x 4 km- run 1 pole, walk 1.
    2x 2km walk
    Week 3: 4km -2km run 2 pole, walk 1. 2km run 1 pole, walk 1.
    5x 15 min deep stretching after the 4km
    Week 4: 5x 4km- run 2 poles, walk 1
    5x 15 min deep stretching
    5x strength training (15 min)
    2x 2km walk
    Week 5: same as week 4
    Week 6: same as week 4 except 20 mins strength training

    When I say pole I mean the electricity poles as intervals eg. walk 1, run 2.

    I wanted to know that if I stick to this and continue on with a similar exercise plan would I be a size 12-14 by New-Year’s and swimsuit season (it’s summer). And do you have any good advice or suggestions to maximise the fat loss? Thanks for your help.

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  11. QUESTION:
    Teenagers don’t you think that being a caretaker of both her parents is responsible for her weight gain?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7613062/Britains-fattest-teenager-regains-weight-after-losing-14st.html

    It must be incredibly hard if at age 17 one has to be caretaker of a mother who suffers from a heart disease and a father who suffers from lung cancer. This girl doesn’t blame anyone but herself for her being the fattest teenager in the UK but she was brought up on eating only the most unhealthy foods from a young age onwards, the family always fed her potatoes when she was just a toddler and not many nutritious foods such as vegetables or fresh food, instead she grew up on take-out’s of fish and chips, so can one blame her that now she is back in an environment where a lot of extra emotional stress is put on this 17 year old’s shoulders with nobody supporting her in keeping up her healthy eating habits she learned in the USA where she managed to lose 14 or 15 stone…that as nobody else in her family joins her in her healthy eating habits she learned when she was at this weight loss camp in the USA it is making it hard for her on her own to lose the weight or to keep it off and to have the stress to take are of her parents, plus she was brought up from a young age on eating a lot of junk food, so she never learend what a healthy balanced diet meant. She is reaching out for help. Should a 17 year old really have so much responsibility put upon her shoulders as to take care of her ”much older parents, who both suffer from serious health problems?

    To have lost 15 stone that means 105 kgs… that’s a lot of weight she managed to lose, that is approx. 220 lbs of weight loss she achieved and then unfortunately gained it all back, but taking care of parents and getting no emotional support must be tough on anyone and put a lot of strain on a teenager or anybody who has weight issues, especially as a lot of people eat more when under emotional strain. What do you think, about this and should people really judge someone if they don’t know their story? Arent’ the parents responsible here and why is she the only one who has to take care of them now when she needs to really think about her health more than about anything else?
    Georgia Davis after she had lost 14 stone at the weight loss camp in USA

    http://www.wellspringacademies.com/images/georgia_after.jpg

    before her return to the UK, Wales, when she put it back on again.

    • ANSWER:
      Navigating through your teenage years while undergoing physical, emotional and social changes that perpetually recalibrate your compass is challenging enough, and its when you need genuine guidance to help you find your way. Not only was this girl traversing through her teens on her own, but she was having to carry the enormous burden of being her parents caretaker and the intense fear that she could lose them. That would be more than enough to make most young adults buckle. It isn’t that uncommon for girls to develop eating disorders or find other methods of diverting their pain such as cutting during adolescence, and compulsive overeating was her mode of distraction. The reason many people cut is to have a physical pain distract them from their emotional hurt, and I suspect she overate for the same reason.

      Many people subconsciously associate food with nurturing. The most vital task your parents have when you are a baby is to feed you, and throughout life food is often given as a token of love and care. It can become a substitute for affection. I imagine this girl feels lonely, isolated, ostracized, and frustrated and eating becomes like a cast of characters that fills in for the missing roles. Food can comfort her she’s feeling depressed, give her something entertaining to do when others are out having fun or engaging in their activities and interests and she’s at home caring for her parents, treat her for an accomplishment, penalize her when she’s feeling self-loathing and wants to physically make herself ill, and pull her attention away from her pain. Oprah said her unhealthy relationship with food was due to childhood trauma, and many others probably over or under eat due to emotional reasons.

      Cutting can be physically addictive because the pain creates a powerful release of endorphins, and food can also be addictive. Potatoes and other starches increase the body’s natural euphoric transmitter, serotonin. If she was primarily fed potatoes, sugars and other “comfort foods” from an early age she probably felt that rush often and established a powerful mind-body addiction to food.
      She probably wasn’t taught about nutrition or how to eat and live in balance. I recently read about how Jackson, Mississippi had the highest rate of obesity in America, and it was in large part caused by the psychological habits towards food there. It’s not a coincidence that the fattest city is in the state with the highest percentage of people living below the poverty line. Poverty increases depression, anxiety, and stress, which in turn leads to poorer eating habits. I’m not sure what this girl’s economical status, but she seems to be emotionally impoverished. Just consider how terrifying it would feel to worry on a daily basis about the very real possibility that your parent could die that day or very soon, and the anxiety of having the responsibility for their wellbeing.

      It’s incredibly stressful to be a caretaker at any age, and many lose or gain weight then. My mom and stepfather moved back to the UK a few years ago when both sets of their parents became ill around the same time, and she lost weight and he put quite a few pounds on. That’s typical. This girl’s weight gain is atypical because of the double stress of caring for both parents, her age, and the way she was raised.

      I don’t believe that “fat camps” are beneficial in the long run to anymore. It’s like slapping together a fake house for a movie set; it looks good, but it won’t last because it wasn’t built to withstand real life. What she needs is for professional caretakers to come in and help with her family so that she can be unshackled from that responsibility. She needs routine psychological treatment, an endocrinologist who can test her thyroid to see if it’s under-active and medically supervise her weight loss, a nutritionist, physical therapy to move her out of her sedentary lifestyle in a feasible way, a support group like overeater’s anonymous, and some true hobbies. I hope she gets well.

      ~ skylark : )

  12. QUESTION:
    I want a healthy diet, but not to lose weight?
    I want to eat healthy, because I feel a lot better and more energized after doing so. I do not need to lose weight, so I don’t want a weight-loss plan. What I am asking for is some ideas to put me into a routine of eating healthy foods. Such as: certain foods you might recommend, stuff that seems healthy–but really isn’t, or whatever else you feel I should know.
    I am also a teenager which limits the authority I have other what I can, and cannot buy.

    Well, thanks in advance :)
    NOT trying to lose weight.

    • ANSWER:
      eat lots of fruit. i cant say enough what grapefruit and apples and bananas do, but those are awesome ways to start. make smoothies! =) also, ive found that peanut butter does a great job in maintaining weight as well as giving you lots of good protein and vitamin E. also, drink lots of water, and perhaps take a multi-vitamin. i take one-a-day, and it seems to help regulate my eating habits.

  13. QUESTION:
    Is it easier to lose weight while youre young?
    I have a few questions about weight loss in teenagers.
    I’m 15 years old, and a size 16 in pants.(205LBs)
    Please help me answer some or all of these questions :)
    Is it true that its easier to lose weight when youre younger rather than an adult?
    Is it also true that while youre young and loose weight, then skin will just snap back in place and not just hang there ?(considering that im not totally morbidly obese)
    Do you know if it truely is better to eat 6 small meals, rather than 3 large meals a day?
    If I follow a healthy diet and exercise 5-6 times per week for 5 weeks, around how much weight would i lose?
    How long do you believe it would take for me to lose 50 LBs?

    And, just an oppinion, i have a really muscely body- like a large fram so i dont LOOK like i weight 205
    most people guess around 165. but my mother says i need to lose 50 LBs, my dad says 30, and my doctor says 20.
    so i dont really know what to go by
    and one more- how many pounds is a dress size?
    thank-you
    :)

    • ANSWER:
      First, your goal weight should be set by you and what you feel good with. If your doctor says 20 lbs, then that’s probably a weight that will keep you relatively healthy, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t lose a little more if you want to. Set your own goals. The idea is to be healthy, not a number on a scale.

      It is usually a little easier to lose weight when you’re younger because your metabolism is a lot faster. It slows down as you get older, which means that it’s a lot easier to put on weight and not be able to take it off. Skin elasticity gets weaker with age too, so you would be more likely to have loose skin if you lost weight later on, but I don’t think you’ll have too much to worry about at your current weight.

      As for how many meals per day, most people will tell you that 5-6 small meals is a little better because it keeps your metabolism going, and it also keeps you mentally satisfied. People like the feeling of eating throughout the day, so sticking to 3 larger meals is difficult, but not necessarily unhealthy. You should try eating both ways and see which ones gives you results.

      With proper diet and exercise, you can lose about 1-2 lbs. per week and keep it off. So, in 5 weeks, you would see a weight loss of 5-10 lbs. At this rate, it would take you at least 25 weeks (6 months).

  14. QUESTION:
    it’s another one of those weight loss questions?
    Alright. So, I just turned sixteen years old. I understand that being young and tall (5’9″) my weight will fluctuate. But my weight keeps changing so suddenly I honestly can’t keep up. For instance, from October to December I weighed 130. Before October my weight was 150. I don’t recall any change in my diet at all, it just kind of happened. Today, I am 165. Once again, I haven’t changed my diet. I really need some advice on how to maintain my weight, and also some guidance on how to get back into the 130s :) I just don’t understand. I eat pretty healthy for teenagers my age, I’ve been running 3 miles a day. I need someone to enlighten me on why this is happening to me! Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Impossible to answer, you need to talk to your doctor about the weight changes.
      I assume you run every day and have done right through from October to now.
      Perhaps you have more developed muscles, they weigh heavier than fat.
      You don’t say if your measurements have changed. You are not overweight either at 130lbs or 165lbs.

      Think if anything else in your life has changed. We tend to lose weight if we are excited or uptight about something. Often put on weight when we are much more relaxed.

  15. QUESTION:
    Weight Loss- 10 at most? (Teenager)?
    Hi, I’m a 5’2, 16 year old girl (becoming 17 in a month). I weigh about 143 pounds, but I’d like to be at 133. How long would this goal usually take? I already plan on eating a 1500-1600 tops diet with healthy foods, and I’m going to join cross-country, use the eliptical at home, and maybe some weights. I’m going to devote at least an hour a day, 5 days a week, to exercise.

    There’s advice I’ve heard from my parents that running 6 mph for an hour, 5-6 days a week, would lose 10 pounds in a week. Any validity in this?

    Thanks guys!

    • ANSWER:
      I’m 14 and 5’6. I went from 153 pounds to 138 since July.
      I have gone completely off of starchy carbohydrates (no potatoes, corn, rice, wheat or other grains)– it’s hard to stick with at first, but it will get easier and soon your carb cravings will completely go away. Same with sugar– no soda, candy, baked goods, or foods drenched in sugary sauce. If I get a sugar craving, I have a little bit of dark chocolate (70% cocoa or higher, so the antioxidants in the cocoa make up for the sugar) or berries and whipped cream (homemade whipped cream only requires 2 tbsp of sugar for every pint of cream).
      For breakfast I usually make a protein shake with half a banana, a few frozen berries, a scoop of whey protein powder (MRM or Designer Whey brand), a splash of coconut oil or coconut milk, and about a cup of raw whole milk. Lunch is usually a salad with sliced turkey or ham, garlic, cucumber, green onion, celery, lemon juice and olive oil, or tomato slices topped with sliced turkey or ham, bacon, garlic, cheese, avocado and basil. Dinner is whatever my mom or I have cooked, minus the starchy part. Instead of tacos in shells or tortillas, or pasta with meat sauce, I will just eat the meat and toppings out of a bowl. If we need to get fast food, I get a double cheeseburger “protein style” from In-n-Out, or a low carb six dollar cheeseburger from Carl’s Jr (these have lettuce instead of buns), and no fries.
      I am now going to the gym almost every day, doing a balance of cardio (30-50 mins high resistance elliptical, varied settings, 450-650 cals burned each workout) and weights (mostly arm & shoulder/upper back/lat exercises). Every morning I walk my dog about 3 miles. I also like going for bike rides and skating at the roller rink, though I do not do either daily.
      No matter what you do, though, you cannot lose 10 pounds in one week. 1-3 is a more realistic goal. Running is actually not the best way to lose weight, plus you need a lot of practice to develop the proper running form so you don’t hurt yourself. On a treadmill or a trail, I tried to get into it for a while and it’s just not my thing. But you can always try it and see how it goes!
      I know how frustrating it is to be overweight. All my life I was fat, and therefore self-consious, shy, tired and hungry all the time. I could never find clothes that fit. But now I feel so much better, inside and out.
      So good luck with this, have fun, and stay motivated!

  16. QUESTION:
    How can i put on weight?
    I am a perfectly healthy teenager, however I can not put on weight, it seems obvious to put on weight you must eat which I do but I never put anything on. I have been called Anorexic on many occasions and am getting sick of it; I can not wear skirts or tights as I feel I look like a walking skeleton. I would not say I am drastically skinny but I am not of the “normal” weight. I have tried to eat healthily but it makes no difference and I do not want to resort to the “Mc Donald’s diet” as I know it is very bad for the health. I also find it hurtful when there are so many diet loss programs and advice out there but none that I have seen on how to gain weight. Please help thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      you don’t have to go to mcdonals. u just have to eat bigger proportions. lke, if u usually eat only one chiken wing, eat two or three. on christmas, eat more turkey than u already do. but dont go too overboard and when u think ur the right weight, stop and just like u normally did. u can exercise to get muscle and eat more often, more snacks, bigger meals, but not too much junk cuz that’s bad too. and dont try to force yourself to eat. and if u want to look bigger, wear more layers if u don wanna get really fat. hope that helps! :)

  17. QUESTION:
    Dieting for a teenager. Workout plans and healthy meal plan. Please?
    I am 14 adn looking to lose a little weight before school. I am not obese I’m just looking for those abs and visible reduction of cellulite. I’m also having a pool party and I want to look good in a bikini. Any good tips for healthy weight loss. Give real life advice and sources would be helpful. Thanks. Real-life experiences would be great. Thanks again.
    Oh and I’m always tired. Any tips to gain more energy. And any great vitamins? I have these vitamins with all the vegatables and fruit I’m supposed to intake. That’s it.

    • ANSWER:
      if you want to eat bread or carbs, eat pita or sahara bread, its lower cal. lean meat like turkey and chicken, not beef. skip for a mile, that’ll help your legs, do crunches for good abs!

  18. QUESTION:
    What are some productive, healthy ways to gain a little weight?
    I am so sick of seeing ads and articles everywhere for dieting and weight loss pills, tips for losing weight, etc. How come there are never any articles giving advice on how to gain weight?

    I’m naturally small and underweight. I’m 5’3″ and weigh all of about 100lbs. I just want to gain 10 maybe 15 lbs. at the most. I have a terrible time gaining weight. I’ve been this way for years and I’m sick of it. It’s hard to find clothing that really fits well. Unless I shop in the junior’s dept. But I’m 31 years old and don’t want to go around dressing like a teenager. Other than that, not much fits me. Not to mention how embarrassed I feel going around being so thin. People must look at me and think I have an eating disorder. I don’t. I’m just little.

    I want to gain a little bit of weight. I want to do is productively. I don’t snack or eat junk food. Rarely do I eat fast food. To me, that seems like an unhealthy way to gain weight. Can anyone give me some advice or suggestions on healthy ways to gain weight?

    • ANSWER:
      ENSURE PLUS. you can buy them at the grocery and they are meant for gaining weight. they give you 350 calories per 8oz bottle. Use butter, oil, and peanut butter as much as possible. Eat more than 3 times a day. Drink your calories through juice, milk, or anything you prefer. Smoothies and milkshakes are also good ways. you can actually make them really healthy. (put an ensure plus in for the milk)

  19. QUESTION:
    Weight loss pills for a teenager?
    I’m 16 and a junior in high school and i want to lose weight for spring break and prom and even summer and senior pictures, i want to lose about 30 lbs, which i am 180, so its not an unreachable goal, i eat very healthy, i have a 800 calorie a day diet and i run(not walk) 4 miles every day. I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO! I need a safe way to lose weight and somewhat quickly, I need a pill thats safe for someone under 18, medicl weight loss even?
    Any suggestions. This is serious, no rude comments about how i should exercise more pleasae because i play varsity basketball and volleyball and tennis. and i work at a fitness club!

    • ANSWER:
      There’s something called Sensa that you could talk to your doctor about.
      I am curious though, if you exercise so much and have such a limited diet, why are you worried about your figure? It could be the muscle and that’s not easy to change. No offense meant in my question.

  20. QUESTION:
    I am at a rut right now in my weight loss!!!! Any help please?!?
    I know when attempting weight loss there are necessary rules one must follow like limit your intake of carbs and sugar, eat fresh fruits and vegetables, make sure you get enough protein, exercise so you burn more calories than you consume in one day. This maybe easy to follow for some people but i am having EXTREME problems with this.

    1. My main problems is the intake of carbs and reduction or cancellation of sweets in my diet. I’m still a teenager so this is very difficult to follow especially if you have other siblings and your whole family could care less about your goal of being healthier in fact they’d try to stop you! well of course i mean me. Not only that but its really hard to limit carbs when your food supply is made of say 60% unhealthy carbs! and i can’t continuously ask my parents to go shopping every week to get me fresh veggies or whole grains when i need them. On top of that we don’t have much money right now so to save money when food shopping my mom always buys the cheap and easy white bread and simple spaghetti huge bags of rice microwavable waffles the generic frozen pizzas and sugar induced cereals. She tends to also buy food right after work so we never get a say so in what we want. once again on top of THAT im half Hispanic and even though we don’t live in my moms country anymore she still cooks like we do. by that i mean rice in almost every meal or something fried, not that i eat anything fried blah! but the rice is hard to resist when she prances with it around on a platter, rarely does she involve any fruit or fresh veggies into the party as her favorite dish is rice beans and chicken. not to mention its hard to go all ancestral i your diet when we live in modern America and one is surrounded by fried greasy fatty sugary carb filled eats and if one does manage to revert to the natural way of fuel it surely tastes bland and boring. How do i overcome this for my own health????

    By the way Sunday is my chance to change this cause we’re going grocery shopping. Can anyone please give me a list of healthy foods fruits and veggies to buy to get me on the right track???

    2. What fruits and veggies do you advise i eat? im not really asking what will help me lose weight, im asking what will get me healthy cause i plan to stick with this diet of fruits veggies water and so on. not on the quick path to one time success but on the journey to prosperous longevity! Sounds cheesy…

    3. How much protein should i eat if intend to lose weight while simultaneously toning up? Specifically what kind of protein such as fish or whatever else has protein.

    4. When they say burn more than you eat if i plan to it 1217 tomorrow do i have to really burn more than 1217 calories?! if that’s the case then whats with all that crap about 30 minutes of exercise a day will help you stay healthy! not that i do 30 minutes or intend to do that minimal amount and expect results from it. I really don’t want anyone saying join weight watchers cause im a teenager and don’t have a job let alone support from anyone so that would be out of the question.

    my intention is to lose 14 or 16 or 20 pounds, whatever weight i look best at but i need a plan that i can follow for the rest of my life.

    • ANSWER:
      You have the perfect attitude to adopt a healthy eating lifestyle and be lean and healthy for life (most people lack this and will always be overweight and unhealthy). It’s not going to be easy in your household though, because when you eat bad foods (sugar, white flour products and processed foods) you get cravings for more bad foods (due to the huge insulin spikes they cause which gives you low blood sugar). When you eat 5 healthy balanced (complex carbs, protein and good fats)meals a day, those meals will trickle glucose (blood sugar) into your system and you won’t get low blood sugar, therefore you won’t get cravings for crappy foods (quick sugar fix). Healthy food doesn’t have to taste bland. Oatmeal tastes great if you add fruit, no sugar added syrup, cinnamon, diet yogurt and skim milk. Oatmeal is one of the best fat burning foods out there (as long as you don’t shovel the sugar on it). Instead of sour cream on baked potatoes, I whip up 1% cottage cheese with green onion, garlic and spices and it tastes better than sour cream and now you are eating very low fat protein instead of a ton of saturated (bad) fat. You seem to be good at finding the right information, so just eat like bodybuilders eat (they have it down to a science on what foods are healthy, fat burning and muscle building). When you eat right and exercise you will be amazed how fast your body will burn off any extra fat (I lost 45 lbs in 4 months and added muscle, so I probably lost 60 lbs of fat and now I’m ripped) and you will feel GREAT all the time. I did this while having one cheat day a week where I eat what ever and don’t worry it won’t hurt your progress, it will actually help because when you are on a calorie deficit diet your metabolism will want to slow down and by overeating a bit one day a week it will kick it back into high gear.

      You don’t have to burn all the calories you eat with exercise, because all your body functions (heat, digestion, pumping blood…) burn most of your calories. A 200 lbs person needs 2000 (10 x body weight in lbs) calories just to be alive (no exercise).

      I could right a book here, but all the info you will ever need can be found for free at “Scoobys home bodybuilding”. That guy really knows his stuff and he has a wealth of knowledge on his site from nutrition to working out.

      Just do the best you can while at home and get serious when you move out in a few years.

  21. QUESTION:
    What to do after weight loss goal has been reached?
    In the past 4 months I have lost over 30 pounds from changing my eating habits and exercising. It truly feels great but now that my original goal has been reached, I don’t know what to do. So far, my strategy has been eating a healthy and balanced diet throughout the week and treating myself on weekends or occasionally. But it’s been very hard for me, especially since I am still a teenager and I envy my friends and teammates who are slim and still get to eat the foods that they love all the time. If I start eating more, and higher calorie foods, will I gain all the weight back? That is my main concern. I love food so much and it breaks my heart a little bit each time I have to say no to the cake or chocolate. It makes me sad when I can’t eat a higher calorie protein bar or a healthy pbj sandwich. And what I hate the most is opting for veggies instead of mom’s lasagna. At the moment I feel as if i’ll never be able to enjoy the foods that I love like before ever again :( I miss the carefree days of munching and not feeling guilty. But then again I would never want to be the way I was back then. Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      30 pounds in 4 months is too drastic. The best rate of body fat loss is half a pound a week (1,750 calories of exercising). 8.5lbs in 4 months (not taking into account muscle mass gain, which is very good but heavy and water/waste fluctuations which are temporary and therefore irrelevant). If you sent your metabolism down the drain by not eating enough, you better watch out now or you’ll regain all the weight that you lost if you start eating normally…and when I say “normally” I mean that you can eat your mom’s lasagna, have some chocolate and a cake once in a while so they don’t become forbidden obsessions.

      It does not “truly feel great” because you feel deprived of the food that you like.
      Each pound of body fat is 3,500 calories of exercise…30 pounds = 105,000 calories = a weekly average of 6,125 calories over 4 months (105,000 divided by 120 days multiplied by 7 days). If you need a couple of days of rest a week, I doubt that you exercised for 1,225 calories 5 days a week for 4 months to lose 30lbs of body fat. Then, in order to achieve 30lbs of weight loss, you did not eat enough (under your BMR…that must have made your exercising quite challenging) and now you have to deal with a lower metabolism as your body adapted to lower caloric intake and lowered it (marvelous adaptable system, isn’t it?).

      What bothers me is your saying “in the past 4 months I have lost over 30 pounds from changing my eating habits and exercising. It truly feels great…” Then other people could get the idea that it’s the right thing to do…just eat healthy, exercise and lose tons of weight and feel great.
      Now, I would have liked you to say “in the past 4 months, I made a huge mistake, I lost weight too fast, 30 pounds instead of 8 or 9 pounds, from changing my eating habits and exercising but I did not eat enough so I sent my metabolism down the drain and now I cannot eat normally without gaining all the weight back”. Then you would help people not make the same mistake as you did.

      Do not despair. I also have a low metabolism because I could not eat much for a few months but I can still enjoy lasagna or pasta in all forms, chocolate, cake (if I make it), or whatever I want. Unlike you, I got my low metabolism because of a disease so I don’t have to deal with the guilt of having done that to myself…I guess, maybe smack yourself in the head and learn from your mistakes.

      You just have to exercise more when enjoying high calorie food. Lasagna is a form of pasta, which you need for energy to exercise anyway. It’s a healthy meal, usually with meat (protein), veggies (onions, tomatoes…antioxidants), cheese (protein, calcium), herbs (limitless benefit there). A big plate of lasagna is really only 400 calories and if you have to choose between that and 100 calories veggies, you need to reevaluate your caloric requirements.

      I used to eat cookies and just exercise more. I could eat as many cookies as I wanted. Now I do not eat cookies anymore. I look at one and it’s like “gosh, I’m going to have to bike 2 more miles”…after my regular 25 miles workout. That’s a big deterrent. I still eat Girl Scouts cookies (now) and candies around Halloween but the rest of the year I don’t even get cravings for those.

      About your “carefree days of munching”…you don’t need to munch when you eat good satisfying healthy meals. If you exercise A LOT, you might need a snack in the afternoon, between lunch and dinner, after 2 and a half hour of exercising and before another 2 and a half hour of exercising.

      Why cannot you eat a healthy pbj sandwich?!? Peanut butter is good…peanuts = protein and the good kind of dietary fats. Jelly/jam is fruits and sugar (carbs) that you need for energy (you cannot weight train properly without a high carbs meal about 2 hours before).

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

  22. QUESTION:
    My heartbeat is 137 per minute, i am on weight loss pills (i don’t need anyone lecturing me on this) but?
    I am 16,
    just a little over weight, im taking a natural diet pill with my workouts and healthy eating because it takes a long time just to lose a few pounds for me. I am a little jittery so i used a pressure cuff to see my heart rate and its pretty high. I just want to know from someone who is educated, if this is dangerous. Please do not tell me to stop taking the pills my doctor told me this one was okay for teenagers because it was all natural, a side effect is rapid heart beat. I feel pretty healthy, drinking lots of water and eating very healthy food, but just a little worried. My doctor said teenagers tend to have higher heart rates then adults at times, i was just wondering if this was really bad, or not great, but not dangerous either. Please, please, no stupid answers, if you don’t know then don’t answer please. I just wan to know if its alright, again no stupid, mean, lecturing, or sarcastic answers. This is a serious health question and my doctor isn’t in. Thank you for your time!

    • ANSWER:
      If that’s your resting heart rate then yeah it’s a bit high. Max heart rate should be around 160 to 220 so if you’re not going over that when you exercise then you should be okay. Just don’t do it long-term. Diet pills with stimulants are usually only good for about 8 weeks then you need to cycle off for 4 weeks. But that’s OTC diet pills. If these are prescription then just keep tabs with your doc for proper usage and let him know about your heartrate.

  23. QUESTION:
    Weight Loss?
    Im a teenager and Im not over weight but it wouldnt hurt to lose a little. What is the healthiest way to lose weight? How many calories should i consume a day? I usually eat from 800 to 1000 calories a day. Here is my diet plan:
    *Breakfast: 1/2 cup no sugar cereal, 1 cup skim milk, 1 small apple
    *Lunch: 2 small apples

    *Dinner: 1 Cup rice, 1 cup vegetables, 1 serving of meat- all low fat and nothing fried, no oil, (only salt and seasoning, meat is broiled)
    *1 Cup of tea with 1 teaspoon sugar (3 times a week not every day)
    *1 small fruit before bed

    *I do excercise 1/2 and hour a day (Playstation 2 dance mat, or I jogging 3 miles, depends on day)

    Is this healthy. What can I do with my diet to lose weight faster? I dont want to do Jenny Creg or whatever. I thing those diets are fake.
    OK. Thanks for your answers. Really appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Looking for a healthy weight loss program? Of course you are! Millions of people in the United States alone are looking for a healthy weight loss program to help them lose unwanted fat and get much better looking bodies in the meantime. But how do you separate the amazing programs from the “not so amazing” (to put it lightly) programs that are out today?In my opinion the best place to do that is to ask someone who knows a lot about health. That person should practice healthy livingweight loss programs are hard to find, unless you know the right places to look. Fortunately for you, I’ve given some tips for you and pointed out the best product that help you loss weight. I hope this helps.. I am sure you will be losing your weight soon.

  24. QUESTION:
    How to become healthy & lose weight for a teenager?
    I am 15 year-old girl, I weigh between 125-130 lbs.(it fluctuates), and I am 5’3”. I am aware I’m not fat, but I would like to lose some weight so I can be more active and not be such a slob. I don’t want to go on some crash diet and eat nothing but a carrot a day, so if that’s your answer, buzz off. I just want to be more active in my everyday life, and feel better. So, my question is really where should I start? How often should I exercise? What should I eat? How much weight loss is a reasonable goal?

    In short, I’ve tried different ways to go about this but I find no results, so I give up too quickly.
    I’m not trying to lose 20 pounds in a week anything of the sort, I just want to become healthy again, even if it takes months to accomplish it.

    Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      COUNT CALORIES and eat healthy foods (do NOT eat too many carbs!)

  25. QUESTION:
    What are the best weight loss tips for a teenager?
    I am finally going to complete this goal this year. I am currently 135.8 pounds and still growing. My healthy weight for this year is 120 pounds. I am trying my best not to eat too much, and cut back on my sugar intake. So I decided to go on a no sugar diet. but the problem is when I don’t get a lot of food or sugar, I go food crazy. I eat so much fating food that, I don’t even remember eating it. I know a bunch of you are going to come on here and say, “you don’t need to lose weight. You are perfect the way you are. You don’t need to lose weight to try to get noticed and other stuff like that.” I am doing this because I want to wake up in the morning feeling confident in myself, know this is who I am. Im going to be 14 soon and starting high school. I also want to look good in the summer time. I want to go to the beach or the pool, and feel good about my body. So can you please help me lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      First, start slipping healthy snacks into your food not a total change but graduley start changing your diet to a healthier one, and don’t ban foods that will just make you want it more so every once in awhile a chocolate bar or piece of cake or something like that wont hurt you as long as its not a constent thing.
      Second, exercise. Walking and running are the best but alot of people don’t have time for that so you could use my rountine which only takes me about 10 min it really helped my abs. 10 Push-ups, 15 situps, 20 squats, then i dont know what these are called but they work out your abs amazingly laye down on the floor as in a situp position then curl your legs up while curling your torso up to meet your legs, after about 4 or 5 this should start to burn if not you are not doing them correctly, do 10 of these then if you have 5lb weights add these 2 exercises : Squats but holding one weight in each hand at your hips do 20 of these, then holding a weight in each hand and your legs even with your shoulders bring your arms over your head, do not straighten your amrs, last exercise is planks which is when you lay on your stomach with your fingers intertwined in front of you and then pushup so that you are just on your lower arms time this and stay that way for 1 minute. As you get more comfortably to this routine increase the mant times you do these exercises.
      Finally just fell great, every little channge you see get excited over it, even something simple as having more energy or a tighter stomach, it doesnt sound important but it really is. And imagining yourself as that hot sexy girl by the pool looking smokin in her bikini will help too :)

  26. QUESTION:
    Weight loss results for a teen girl?
    I’m 16, 5’6, and 147 pounds. I want to lose 20-25 pounds in about 2 months (goal date is May 25, 2008). I started my official diet and exercise about 3-4 days ago; I have already seen my stomach getting toned and my Mom has commented too. I ‘m not trying to target a specific area on my body because I need help all over. I have been eating 4 small, healthy meals a day, working out, and drinking as much water as I can. Having said that, I have 3 questions. #1 – Is it possible to start seeing results as early as a week to two weeks (because I’m a teenager; I know our bodies are different from adults)? #2 – Do you think, because I’m a teenager, I could lose the 20-25 pounds earlier than two months? #3 – Do teenagers lose weight faster than adults? Actually, they’re all basically the same general question.

    • ANSWER:
      Teenagers metabolism helps them lose weight faster. Just be sure to have healthy meals. You should look terrific after losing 10 lbs. Don’t set too much of a goal. You’ll get discouraged and at your height 137 will look great. You should be able to lose it by your goal date.

  27. QUESTION:
    teenager – tired, excessive hair loss, holes on tongue, soft nails, bags under eyes..?
    I am 17, i am always tired not matter how much sleep i get. I exersice for about 15-20 hours a week, i have a healthy diet and am a healthy weight of 53kg (height 160cm) – so i don’t know what could possibly be wrong?

    I also have an unusual amount of hair loss, soft fingernails, bags under my eyes, and sometimes i get like circular holes burnt into the top few layers of my tongue – although i think that may be from my toothpaste?

    if anyone has any suggestions for me to help any of the above things, please let me know..

    Thanks.
    Just in case some of you are incapable of reading – i said that i eat well, exercise enough and i do get about 9 hours of sleep every night…

    • ANSWER:
      You need to see a doctor! Don’t ask for help here, see a medical professional… there’s no reason for you to have those kinds of problems so young- you could have something seriously wrong…

  28. QUESTION:
    Weight Loss Plan for Me?
    Hello, I am about 5’3 and 17. I weight 132 last time i checked. My weight is mostly in my thighs and butt, so thats the target I want to loose weight in and tone up. I know you can’t just target one area but if I could, thats the part I would. I eat pretty healthy I would say. My diet consists of cereal in the morning, school lunches (which are supposed to be healthy), and then usually pasta or meat for dinner. I can’t really do that 5 meal a day plan because I have school and teachers don’t let you eat during class. I wouldn’t mind bringing my lunch but it has to be something quick and easy to make, so any ideas? I exercise, but not much. Probably about 3 times a week for about 25 minutes (running). Please, when answering, keep in mine I am a teenager who cannot cook and doesn’t have access to a gym or that much time for that matter (homework). Any help would be great :D. I want to loose about 15-20 lbs in 3 months. I know, not healthy, but whatever. I really want it gone by the summer :D.

    • ANSWER:
      wow same here trying to do the same….
      but yea eat fruits or something inbetween each meal and that exercise
      dnt eat junk food…and drink a lot of water

      get back at me if they tell you something okay =]

  29. QUESTION:
    Can someone give me Weight loss advice?
    I have tried many weight loss plans before but the two conclusions that I have came to is.

    1) you either have to starve your self or work out 16hrs a day to lose weight.

    2) losing weight is damn near impossible.

    I need to lose weight not just to look good naked lol but to feel good. I have struggled with my weight my whole life. I was raised on a TRUE BLUE southern diet. Fried EVERYTHING! I bet when I was a kid my cal intake was well over 3000 a day. Anyway since I have moved out on my own and plan and prepair my own meals. ( i have been on my own for 8yrs now) I rarely have grease in the house to even be used. I bake fries and not fry them. I donot eat more than one fast food meal a week and I use olive oil to sautaee when I plan on using oil. I ALWAYS have fresh veggies ( carrots and celery) around the house for snacking and yogurt too. I always keep apples and grapes in the house as well. However since I do have a husband I also keep the Not so good for you snacks around too. But I have dramatically changed the way I eat from all greasy and fried foods as a child and teenager to what I consider a healthier version but since I have been on my own I have gained 60lbs. and 30 of those 60 have been since my last daughter was born 14months ago. I weight 242 when I gave birth to her and I weighted 225 before getting pregnant and now I weight 275 I am so dam aggravateded because I do watch what I eat and I get at least two hrs of exerciseze a day when I am chasing my daughter around out side. I do not know what to do and as far as my DR goes I hate having a Fat doctor because she is not as willing to “help” she tested my Metabolismsm and all that good stuff and everything was normal but that was as far as she went. So anyone that can help with any advice please give it. I do tea but to one gallon of tea there is one cup of sugar so its not very sweet.

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    Realistic affordable weight loss help?
    I am looking to lose 50 pounds in a HEALTHY, REALISTIC way.
    Let me give you a little background.
    When I was a teenager, I struggled with an eating disorder.
    In the past few years, I have had health issues that have caused me to lose a LOT of weight.
    I am wanting to lose 50 pounds in a healthy way. I dont want to crash diet or do anything that is unhealthy. I want to lose weight and keep it off, but not starve myself.
    I am a full time married student, so I am on a budget and looking for guidance and experience
    Let me correct myself… My health issues caused me to GAIN a lot of weight

    • ANSWER:
      LOSING WEIGHT
      Eating healthy to lose weight is all about calories, no matter what anyone says! But first you need to determine how many calories you should be eating a day. There are multiple websites that can determine that from the amount of activity you do in an average day so go to Google and just type in “determining calories needed to lose weight”. If you are a man, typically 1700 calories and about 1400 for a woman. You do NOT want to starve, you simply want to eat better and develop new habits. You should be eating a lot of lean protein that is found in eggs, spinach, chicken, fish and veggies and you also want to eat 6 times a day so you’re not feeling hungry or deprived. So each little “meal” should have 200-300 calories. It’s important to write down everything you eat every day so that you’re accountable and can look back and see where you slipped or did well. Then plan out each day in advance so you have the foods available. For instance, breakfast can be 2 scrambled eggs and one piece of whole grain toast. Midmorning snack can be an Activia yogurt with Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal (delicious and full of protein!). Lunch can be a lean cuisine and a piece of fruit, afternoon snack can be a cheese stick and dinner can be a piece of chicken and a side of veggies. GOOD LUCK!

  31. QUESTION:
    new diet/healthy lifestyle… did i do good today?
    hey! i decided im going to try and be of a healthier lifestyle. this is basically a lifestyle change and not really a diet. its only a diet right now though because im trying to lose weight but when i do i plan to continue to eat healthy and exercise without counting cals. oh and i used to have disorderd eating where id restrict, binge, purge but im done with that and thats why i wanted to adopt this healthy lifestyle without restrictions beacuse before i was yo-yoing and now i want cnonsistent weight loss. is this good for today: OH and could you throw in tips on how to be healthier and have a healthy lifestyle, diet anything? i throw in some exercise too im aiming for at least 30 minutes a day. also im a teenager, just wanting to be my best body. this is my fourth day of deciding to have a lifestyle change and ive lost 1.5 without exercise.

    B: raisin bran cereal w/ milk, banana
    L: salad with pieces of boca burger patty
    S1: apple
    S2: yoplait yogurt
    D: salad with pieces of boca burger patty, 5 saltine crackers, 5 strawberries

    i know i had the salad with boca patty twice but it was so good lol. havng salad twice cant hurt. i plan to vary my meals. this was just a one day thing. for the salad i just had 1 boca burger patty and cut it into pieces and put it on my salad.

    how is it? thoughts? tips? thank you :)

    • ANSWER:
      You’re recovered from an terrible disorder, you need to be more precautious of you’re eatting pattern’s and make sure you’re acctrually giving you’re body enough food, and enough of xxx ammount of serving’s for foodgroup’s and nutrient/ mineral and vitamin benefit intake/ reccomended dailey intake.
      Try making you’re regime more balanced, you need to add: healthyfat’s, more wholegrain’s, protein and more calcium/ dairy.
      Try this:

      Breakfast:
      Cup of wholegrain/ fiber cereal (ie: Raisin Bran or cup of Bran flakes with added 1/4 cup raisins)
      Cup/ 250mL 1-2% milk
      Serving of fruit ~ medium fruit, 3/4 cup berries, 1/2 cup canned fruit or applesauce or 250mL fruit juice.

      Lunch: Deli meat sandwhich or PB&J*
      (Wholewheat breads/ wrap/ pita/ english muffin or bun with 3-4 slices lean lunch meat: turkey/ chicken/ ham/ roast beef or vegetarian alternative of sliced quorn meat with a slice of unprocessed cheese or 1/3 cup shredded with optional sliced vegetables inside and TBSP spread/ sauce: mustards/ hummus/ margerine/ vinagrette/ bbq/ hot sauce/ etc ..)
      With a salad and 1/4 cup cottage cheese.
      Or ..
      (Wholewheat breads/ wrap/ pita/ english muffin or bun with 2TBSP natural nut butter and TBSP jam/ fruit preserve or honey and cinnamain with an optional sliced fruit inside of consumed seperately ~ sliced: banana, apple, 3/4 cup sliced strawberrys or 1/4 cup sprinkeled dried fruit’s inside such as raisins/ craisins.)
      Consume with either 250mL/ cup 1-2% milk or 3/4 cup plain yoghurt/ cottage cheese with a medium fruit/ fruit serving if not consumed inside sandwhich.

      Snack: Medium fruit and 2TBSP natural nut butter (if not consumed for lunch on sandwhich)
      If consumed at lunch on sandwhich try a wholegrain/ fiber granola bar, pretzels, wholegrain/ fiber cereal or oat’s, etc ..

      Snack two: 3/4 Cup plain yoghurt with added cinnamain/ honey or diced- dried or frozen fruit’s (1/4 cup added fruit-), or 3/4 cup cottage cheese with diced vegetables or sliced ham peices inside or berries/ diced/ dried fruit’s.

      Dinner: 3-4oz Lean red meat/ lean pork/ chicken/ turkey or fish with 3/4 cup brown- long grain rice/ couscous/ quinoa or medium yam/ potatoe/ sweet potatoe with a salad and 1-2TBSP dressing/ vinagrette or 3/4 cup cooked vegetables in TBSP margerine- olive oil.
      Or try ..
      Boca burger on wholewheat bun with sliced avacado and a slice of cheese (unprocessed) inside, or 1/4 cup light feta/ goat or cottage- ricotta.
      Have with 1/2 cup baked beans, lentils or chickpea’s and a side salad with TBSP dressing/ vinagrette.

      Hope i’v helped, goodluck!

  32. QUESTION:
    New diet/healthy lifestyle… did i do good today?
    hey! i decided im going to try and be of a healthier lifestyle. this is basically a lifestyle change and not really a diet. its only a diet right now though because im trying to lose weight but when i do i plan to continue to eat healthy and exercise without counting cals. oh and i used to have disorderd eating where id restrict, binge, purge but im done with that and thats why i wanted to adopt this healthy lifestyle without restrictions beacuse before i was yo-yoing and now i want cnonsistent weight loss. is this good for today: OH and could you throw in tips on how to be healthier and have a healthy lifestyle, diet anything? i throw in some exercise too im aiming for at least 30 minutes a day. also im a teenager, just wanting to be my best body. this is my fourth day of deciding to have a lifestyle change and ive lost 1.5 without exercise.

    B: raisin bran cereal w/ milk, banana
    L: salad with pieces of boca burger patty
    S1: apple
    S2: yoplait yogurt
    D: salad with pieces of boca burger patty, 5 saltine crackers, 5 strawberries

    i know i had the salad with boca patty twice but it was so good lol. havng salad twice cant hurt. i plan to vary my meals. this was just a one day thing. for the salad i just had 1 boca burger patty and cut it into pieces and put it on my salad.

    how is it? thoughts? tips? thank you :)

    • ANSWER:
      this change is great and theres nothing wrong with what your eating. some tips are…
      drink mainly water
      dont eat anything with artificial sweeteners like Splenda, Equal, and Sweet n low. fake sugar actually reverses your bodies metabolism. fake sugar is mostly used in things that say ‘zero calorie’ or diet.
      example- zero calorie coke or diet pepsi.
      for exercise, gradually increase the time. dont stress yourself out the first time. and make sure to stretch before and after you exercise so you dont get lots of cramps and sore muscles

  33. QUESTION:
    Please help with weight loss?
    im starting to change my lifestyle.
    eat healthier and get more excercise and have a break day, and only eat bad on fridays.
    i started monday, and i lost about 2 1/2 pounds.
    I do want to get a better body over time, but since im a teenager i figured that I should eat healthier, but not quite completly diet.
    For example, no pop, no candy, chips, junk food ect.
    I cheer for about 2 hours everyday and then run on my tredmile for about 10 minuets.
    Then do situps, pushups ect.
    Should i continue to loose weight if i do this?
    And is 2 1/2 good so far?

    • ANSWER:
      2.5 lbs in 2 days? That is probably water weight not fat. I don’t know how many calories cheering burns, but 10 minutes on a treadmill won’t make much of a difference. Go for 20-30 minutes. Drink a lot of water, because drinking cold water can actually burn calories because the stomach has to heat it up.

  34. QUESTION:
    Weight Loss Help?
    Ever since I was a teenager, I always kept my weight within the early 120′s. This past school year, however, it appears that I have gained 10 pounds.
    So, for the past month, I have been running everyday, doing cardio, at-home exercising, and eating healthy (which I have always done since I was a teen). During this month period, I didn’t weigh myself at all, so I wouldn’t become dependent on the scale. Well, when I weighed myself, the scale said that I had gained five more pounds. I don’t understand. I’m not overweight or obese or anything, but I just want the extra pounds off.
    It doesn’t really make sense that I exercised and ate well all month and have GAINED weight. Do any of you guys have an diet or exercises that I can do to help me lose the extra pounds that I have put on? I’d really appreciate it. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      The problem is that you are focusing on weight rather than size. Are your clothes still fitting okay? If they are, then you could still be the same size, but have gained weight. This is because muscle is more dense than fat. So a very thin but muscular person could weigh more than a chubby person. Maybe all of your exercise has caused you to gain some muscle (even if they aren’t very big) which has contributed to the weight gain.

      A much better way to gauge your progress is by your size. You might want to get a tape measure to measure the size of your waist, hips, thighs, etc and measure them once a week to see if there are any changes. And also take note of how your clothes are feeling.

  35. QUESTION:
    i have some questions regarding weight loss?
    im trying to lose alot of weight..
    im very over weight for my age..height and well everything..
    im a teenager..
    and im 170 cm or about 5’6″ or 5’7″
    and im like 240 pounds..
    its very sad..

    i want to lose weight really bad..
    and i dont know how..
    i take swimming lessons right now..
    so that should help a little..

    im korean..so i rlly dnt want to be on a diet that involves too much american foods..
    and i know i know..
    starving is bad..
    so i dnt do that.
    and i dont eat anything greasy at all..
    i hate fast foods..
    i rlly stay with my rice..haha

    and i wanted to know if some1 culd help me lsoe weight..
    im thinking about a yr or 2..to lose all the unwanted and unneeded weight and fat.

    so is there any exercises that burns alot of fat but that isnt too hard?
    and any easy to do routines that i can just do in my room??
    and im planning to walk about 30 min to an hour everyday..
    but with this weather..TT_TT

    and i have one of those big exercise ball things..
    and a yoga mat..
    so within what i have and what i can do please help me lose weight and get healthy..
    ok..
    maybe i ddnt mention this..
    but im like under 15..
    and i dont have any money to buy alot of things or any excerising things.
    also who has time to measure everything they eat?
    i mean ya ya weight loss is about patients but my mom makes rice and food and we eat.
    end.

    so i dnt think she’ll rlly like me gettin all in the food and measuring it..
    lol

    and im not in for pills or nything bcuz my insides arent that good..
    so i cnt hav ny diet pills..natural or not..

    and i asked for simple exercises that i can do in my room..
    i prefer maybe a 5-15 min routine in the morning and about a 30min routine and night..or less..
    that i can do everyday..
    ok you know what
    yaya you probably copied and pasted that from some site
    im FREAKIN KOREAN
    there rlly isnt any food from there that greasy like fast food here in the us
    and when i try 2 be a on a diet like an American my stomach hurts, i throw up and i end up being at a hospital bcuz the food that yall eat dnt fit my body
    and not everyone has enough money to buy an exercise machine.
    and im effin 13!!!
    how am i suppose to earn money??
    we dont do chores at our house
    and calorie journal
    they dont even show the calorie for the food we eat!
    and do you think my mom would like me measuring everything i eat rite in her face?
    and there isnt a way that plain rice and veggies can get anymore healthier
    and if you want to help you should help me with what i can actually do and not tell me to go out and spend money on a exercise money with money tha ti dnt have

    • ANSWER:
      EDIT: Wow. You’re being very unresonable. If you’re going to be that way then I’m not going to help you. If you aren’t going to put some effort into this (like you don’t want to save up for an excersize machine or you are too lazy to keep a calorie journal or even ask your mom to make healthier food) then it’s not going to be easy. >:( Other people on here and myself have taken the time to help you, but you are just shooting down all of our ideas. My answer is REALLY long, it’s full of useful tips, there must be SOMETHING relevant to you in it!
      If you’re not going to put effort into what you eat, than you’re not going to get anywhere. Diet is as much important as excersize, and if you won’t even try to improve than what’s the point?

      Ok this is a really really long answer, but please give it a chance because it really works, it worked for me and lots of people I know. Don’t get mad that this is so long hahaz its mostly just lots and lots of tips!
      Hey there I have the same problem. . But it’s acutally pretty easy to lose it and easier than you think. You just have to be patient and don’t give up because it really does work. Okay well this might be a little hard if you don’t have an ollyptical trainer machine (google it if you don’t know what it is. you prob will once you see a picture of it). If you have some other excersize machine this will work too but if you don’t have any excersize machine than ask your parents to buy you one! It is really important. If they won’t buy one then that’s ok but you will have to run which I hate! Well ok do you get a subscription to Seventeen? they have great workouts in there that you can follow. Here’s what I do. I try to go on my ollyptical for 30 minutes each day (I do it at night but that might not be a good idea if excersize makes you not be able to sleep. For me it makes me tired but it makes some people less tired!) Also you can listen to music while you work out- it makes fun! and the best part is that with ollpytical trainers you never actually run out of breath but you work up a sweat. Anyway, after you do that, do the workout in your Seventeen. If you don’t get Seventeen, then you can find great workouts at their website or somewhere online. And they are strength workouts not cardio so its more like building your abs (which I admit is like torture- side planks, v-sits, and more) but definetly works. There is also leg, butt, and arm excersizes you can do. You don’t have to do the strength workouts but they help to build muscle and increase stamina so it is better for you in the long run, so if you want to do them at all the best time is after you have worked out so that you are already sweaty and your heart is already pumped up and you are more flexible. Don’t forget to stretch when you are done excersizing, whether or not you do the strength training. Stretching is impt. because it helps you cool down and it helps prevent injury or muscle strain so that your muscles won’t be sore the next day. Honestly you don’t have to work out every night, it’s best to do this 3-4 times a week instead of every night. But if you really want to see results fast, then do it as much as you can. Also for what do you eat, my biggest setback on eating is that whenever I eat cereal I always have 2 bowls which is not that healthy cuz cereal is starch. Try to not have a lot of starch-bread, pasta, potatoes. Ik it sucks but starch turns right in to sugar or fat so it’s not really healthy. So replace some starch with protein like nuts, fish, meat, chicken, beans, and more. If you are vegetarian there are lots of protein choices that is not meat. Eat a lot of fruits and veggies they are delicious and really healthy. Breakfast in a hurry make sure to eat cereal and fruit. If you don’t have time bring a banana and a granola bar. For lunch if you are at school you can pack celery and peanut butter. It is actually really good! Or carrots and ranch.Something healthy! Pack your lunch with 2 healthy things and allow yourself to pack one thing not so healthy like potato chips or cookies. For dinner try to eat less rice, bread, potatoes, and pasta because again they are starch. If you liek to eat Chinese or Indian food (both yummmm) then you probably will have a lot of rice, so try to eat less starch after that. ALso like if you are dying for a bagle then by all means have one but since a bagel is like 500 calories, and all of that starch, you can’t have a lot of starch after that. I htink you know what I mean. Also it helps to keep a calorie journal of everything you eat and how many calories you eat. But you probably alraedy do that and you are doing a lot of things right. Im rly rly sorry this is so long lol! Incentivese: if you are at the point where you don’t wear a bikini but would like to, then go to the store where they have really really cute bikinis and if you find a cheap one, by it! Hang it up in your room where you can see it, and when you are working out think about how great you’d look in it and how you’ve come so far and how you are almost there. if you are just looking to tone up, then go to the mall and find something really cute to use as an incentive, or ask your mom to pitch in and buy you a really cute pair of shoes or something that you can set as your goal- for instance if you want to lose 15 lbs then buy the shoes but hide them, only once you have reached your goal of -15 lbs can you have the shoes.

  36. QUESTION:
    Is this is a god Weight loss Plan?
    Now I am a young teenager who really wants to lose weight. Now I am not going to starve myself or anything like that and it’s not just an “awkward phase” or anything of the matter. So basically My diet would be like cereal for breakfast, a PB&J on whole wheat or a vegetable soup for lunch, then dinner would be either a vegetable soup, or anything healthy around the house although I may occasionally splurge a bit. So then my exercise would be a 30 or 45 minute intense cardio workout from the Nike Workout Program, a Abs and Stomach Yoga Session, and running on the treadmill for 20min – 1hour. So I wanna lose about 30 pounds by 7 months or by summer. So any help would be appreciated and I wanna know if this plan will work. Also I feel very guilt when I splurge and was wondering how to go about this. Please help!! Thanxs!!

    • ANSWER:
      How about you go running around the block every day? Or at least walk it.
      That would do it if you really want.
      You will lose weight if you eat less calories than you consume.
      Also for a normal (non drastic) diet that works you might want to see:

      http://www.bestinternetfind.solutionsarticles.com/Lose-Weight

  37. QUESTION:
    Best weight losing pill?
    Hey guys right now im 16 years old and need to/trying to lose weight. Ive been trying to lose weight now for about a year. No matter what i do i just cant seem to lose much. I even picked up the sport football. They had us running almost half a mile a day. After football season ended i only lost 10 pounds. I ate healthy. I consumed way less calories almost to the point where i fainted after running. We even lifted weights every single day except weekends. I havent really even gained any muscle. I def. look the same as last year. So now im just wondering what are some good weight losing pills? I know some people are against teenagers taking weight loss pills or even taking weight loss pills period. But trust me when i said ive tryed everything else.If you are against weight losing pills and think they are unhealthy please do not answer this question.Looking for something i can pruchase locally from a CVS.Ofcourse along with these pills i will be dieting and excercising every day.Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      I’ve tried so many different diets in the last 10 years that I can say now, they don’t work!
      A few months ago, I came across a great product for weight loss and like many others I was skeptical about it. But I really wanted to lose weight and I tried it. The results were excellent and I lost 20 pounds in 2 months. I felt fantastic and I dropped another 5 pounds safely. That’s why I recommend you check this product at
      http://www.freelstore.info where they have a free trial and you only pay 5.49$ shipping and handling.
      Good luck!

  38. QUESTION:
    Short period of time weight loss?
    I am 235 and im a teenager. Obviously, I need help. I have been taking 1-3 30 hour walks each day and eating smaller portions of healthy food. Completely cut out any junk foods. I specifically want to flatten my stomach and make my butt look better. Really want to get rid of my big thighs and get rid of my arm flab. So basically, I need a really rounded diet and fitness plan. I am trying to lose a few pounds for a convention and for my entire life right now. Im ready to make a life change after flip flopping dieting. The con is in 5-6 weeks and I am going to be wearing a lower thigh skirt with heels (That will make me look a bit slender since they are 5′ tall)

    • ANSWER:
      I agree with Robin W. You have been walking. That is a great start. Add some push ups to your routine and some crunches too. Those you can do with any extra equipment. Exercise is the only real way to loss weight without putting right back on. 5 weeks is not a long time for weight loss. There are several ways out there to lose weight fast by dieting but ARE going to be putting the weight back on. Yoga is a great way to tone and stay in shape. It had may other benefits too.
      Set a short term goal and a long term goal.
      Short term is 2 lbs per week. Daily walks. Daily weight lifting.
      Long term is what weight do you want to be. What size dress do you want to fit in to?
      Long term goal dates are subject to change based on life. Don’t get discouraged.

  39. QUESTION:
    Is this a good weight loss plan?
    I’m meeting up with my boyfriend on August fifth, and I want to lose about fifteen/twenty pounds in that time.
    My plan is to run for thirty minutes in the morning and thirty minutes in the evening (five days a week), plus I do about a hundred and eighty crunches before going to bed.
    For my diet, I’m not going to change much. I eat a lot, but it’s all healthy food, so I don’t think that’s bad. Plus I’ve given up soda and replaced it with water. I’m still a growing teenager (sixteen) so I don’t want to stop drinking milk or cut down on any other dairy products.
    What do you guys think?

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    Looking for diet of someone losing weight steadily.
    Hey!
    I’ve asked a big question on weight loss and got some good answers and am now just looking for tips on what to eat. I’m 15, Go to school, So I don’t cook fancy meals because I’m usually busy. Any other teenagers or anyone in my position who wants to lose weight gradually. What do you eat? Just normal stuff, Like for Breakfast, Lunch and some snacks, I’m not sure on what I need to eat to get healthy!
    No sites please, I don’t really like reading through them,
    Thanks so much, Any answers appreciated greatly!
    Hmm why are my questions always so long :S

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    Need to lose ten stone in 6 months. Any suggestions?
    I got this heavy from when I was a teenager, I lost a leg from the knee down, in an accident and suffered severe depression from the impact it had on my life, I comfort ate and finally came to terms with the loss of my limb but I have never been able to shift the weight since. I weigh 305 lbs (just over 22 stone) I’m 23 years old, female and I’ve tried everything; weightwatchers, cambridge diet, lighterlife, slimming world, atkins, etc etc but just can’t stick to them. It’s difficult when socializing to be on something too restrictive, and other diets just aren’t fast enough. As I have so much weight to lose I find that slow diets just do not keep my morale up and I lose hope. I need something much more quick.

    If anyone knows of any fast diets / weight loss plans / suppliments that will give me quicker results I would be so appreciative! After losing a limb it has taken me a long time to rebuild my life and now I feel the only thing holding me back from doing the things I want to do in my life is just my weight. It restricts me in so many ways and makes me deeply unhappy. Please don’t give any abuse and please don’t suggest “sensible eating” or “losing 1-2 lbs a week”. I complete understand that is a more healthy way but I wouldn’t be posting this if I could stick to a simple healthy normal diet. Losing 2 lbs a week will take me over 80 weeks. That’s nearly 2 years. I don’t have the will power or the hope to be on a diet that long. I want to start my life now.

    Please only post a reply if you have any personal experience with losing this amount of weight (ten stone in six months) or if you know someone or have heard of a diet which can achieve this. Thank you so much for reading this and for any answers or suggestions you have.

    • ANSWER:
      ** Eat six mini meals a day. Exercise and before every meal, drink two tall glasses of water, (about 16 oz.) this will fill you up and you will automatically eat less. This really works, so be patient. Good Luck to you

  42. QUESTION:
    Help with weight gain and anorexia or something?
    ok, well, here it goes. When I was a little past 16 years old I started dieting and exercising to lose weight. I felt awesome and had gained some muscle. However I kept on restricting, unaware of the dangers of crash dieting. I began eating a little less each day, but never really went less than 1000 calories a day. My lowest days were probably around 700 to 800 calories , but absolutely not any lower. Also, I tended to eat a very small breakfast, with a small lunch and than usually a very large dinner (my mom is an incredible cook). This kind of kept my digestive system alive I think. I did this for about 6-7 months until I learned that my weight loss had become unhealthy, around 112 pounds at 5′ 9″. Now i have been eating more and more gradually for months since last March and have gained some weight but still have some weird things going on with my body. First off, I don’t calories anymore and just eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m full. Usually I have a great appetite, but some days I just don’t really feel hungry at all and maybe eat one meal! But I feel absolutely great. High energy, good skin, good hair, not always cold like anorexics are.

    In short, I just want to learn whether or not whether what I did could be considered anorexia so I can recover my body in the right healthy way.

    I just have a few questions because I want to know whether or not my restriction was severe enough to have caused the same effects of anorexia recovery so I’ll know what I must do to safely gain weight. I’ve read that anorexics need a lot more calories to gain and maintain (like thousands) when recovering. I don’t have anything against eating this much, but I’m just afraid whether or not its necessary for me. If I do need them than great, but what if I’m just normally underweight and don’t need such a high amount of calories and hurt my body?
    Second, I have heard that anorexics often have a lot of digestive distress when they start recovering, but I never really had that because I never really restricted that much. I ate a lot of vegetables too, so did the amount of food I was eating keep my digestive system alive? that is why I think I didn’t restrict severely enough. I’ve heard that anorexics also have low appetite causing them to want to eat less, or not be hungry even when they’ve partially recovered, so I guess that is why I am scared when some days I’m not very hungry at all. I don’t know whether it’s my body telling me the right thing to do and protecting me from eating too much naturally like a normal person’s body would, or if it’s something wrong with my hormone levels or something.
    Third, it says on many websites that my BMI is low, but aren’t many teenagers like this during developments during irregularites in growth patterns? I heard BMI is different for childs vs. adults. before losing the weight, I was extremely unhealthy and had a lot of fat, poor developed muscles, etc. I was 150 pounds. Now, people said that I was at a healthy weight for my height, but was I really with all that extra fat? i heard that when you gain muscle during puberty weight increases tremendously, so yeah, if i had had that muscle than it would have been a healthy weight. so someone with my height, more muscle, less fat would be the same BMI as me, with lower muscle mass and higher fat. but of course i’m unhealthier. so i guess, concerning BMI, I’m wondering whether right now, was if I went back to my body how i was and subtracted the unhealthy amount of fat and gave myself a healthy amount of body fat, would I be the same weight I weight now? is it simply that this is truly how big i should be at this point in my life, and that my muscle hasn’t really come in yet or something?

    as a recap, I just wish to now which directino to take in gaining weight. Should I eat a normal amount of calories like I am now and simply wait to gain weight slowly and healthily or do I need to eat a lot of calories due to anorexia? If I did have anorexia, than eating normally won’t help me gain weight and I might now recover. But if I didn’t have anorexia, and I’m at a healthy weight right now for my age, and I start eating as much as a recovering anorexia should (like thousands of calories) I could hurt my body and cause unhealthy side effects like insulin resistance and diabetes and stuff. CATCH 22 aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh

    • ANSWER:
      You’re okay now. A lot of us who have dieted sometimes don’t know when to stop. I think this is more common than most know. What’s important is where you are now; eating a reasonable amount of food.
      You’re right about BMI’s being different for teens than for adults. Teens normally tend toward lower BMI.

      Now you just need to stay on a normal diet (as in what you eat, not to lose weight). I doubt you did any harm to your body. In fact, being a little lean is good.

      I would lay off of the supplements. You just need to eat a reasonable amount of food, mostly plant (grains, vegetable, fruits) and not too much meat. You felt good because it was health for you. Anorexics feel like they’re starving all the time and faint. You never were anorexic from what you described.

  43. QUESTION:
    IF I EAT WHEN IM HUNGRY AND STOP WHEN IM FULL, HOW MUCH WEIGHT WILL I LOSE? 10 PTS BEST ANSWER!!!!?
    EATING NOT BECAUSE IM HUNGRY, BUT JUST BECAUSE IM BORED.

    okay, so ive heard people say they do this too, especially teenagers like me, but i can guarantee NOBODY does it half as bad as i do. for example, i’ll go out to eat, get completely overstuffed and feel really sick. then if i go home and sit in front of the tv or something, after about 10 mins ill be stuffing my face again, even though i still feel sick as hell. im just eating out of pure boredom. on the weekends, i literally eat NON-STOP. this is not an exaggeration. i eat a bowl of cereal. once i get done, i eat some chips. then i put those up and get some leftover pizza. then i get done with the pizza, and fix some waffles or something, and so on. i do not stop eating all day.

    anyways, now that ive told you my horrible eating habits, im gonna move on. so im a 16 year old girl, 5’6″ and weigh about 140, give or take some. im a gymnast, so that’s why i don’t weigh 300 lbs, but im very out of shape. im used to weighing about 125 or 130-ish. ive gained weight recently. so after trying EVERY SINGLE weight loss solution possible and NOTHING even getting me to drop so much as a pound, ive decided to simply change my eating habits for good. not a diet, im just permanently changing the way i eat. so, for the past few days, ive really listened cloesly to my stomach. i ONLY eat when im truly hungry, and i stop when im comfortably full. ive never been known to turn down fast food when offered, but im even starting to do that. ive found that im really only hungry about once or twice a day, and it doesnt take much at all to fill me up, only about food the size of a fist.

    so here’s the question: im not counting calories, carbs, fat, sugar, anything like that. i try to eat healthy foods when i can, like instead of a burger ill choose a salad, but ive not given up chips and pop completely. anyways, if i eat when im hungry and stop when im full, which only causes me to eat a couple times a day tops, and a small-medium amount, how much weight do you think ill lose in a couple weeks? 3 weeks? a month? when will the weight loss be noticeable?

    **********i dont exercise at all, im just eating when my stomach tells me to, and stop when it wants me to*****************

    DO NOT TELL ME THAT RIGHT WAY TO DIET……VEGGIES, FRUITS, WATER, EXERCISE, ECT, BECAUSE I DO NOT CARE. JUST PLEASE TELL E IF WHAT IM DOING WILL WORK OR NOT. ALSO DONT TELL ME THAT IM STARVING MYSELF, BECAUSE IM NOT!!!! =]

    THANKS =]
    okay it shouldnt really matter what what i eat, as long as im not living off of twinkies…….it only makes sense that if you eat less, you lose weight, doesnt it? one of my friends got her tonsild removed and couldnt eat much, then when she got better, she lost like ten punds just bc she was used to eating so much, then when she stopped her appetite got smaller.

    • ANSWER:
      That’s pretty much the kind of diet I went on after I had my baby. While I was pregnant I ate anything and everything I wanted. I also gained a lot of weight from doing that. After I had her,I knew I needed to get the weight off. I went into the dieting stuff slowly. I started by doing what you are explaining, generally watching what I was eating and only eating when I was hungry, and only eating until I was satisfied instead of full. I was still drinking soda, eating chips, etc. but I was watching my proportions. I lost weight pretty fast at first, then it slowed down. Eventually I went into it more hard core, watching calories, eliminated sodas,chips, fried foods, etc. and started going to the gym a lot and lost even more weight a lot faster. My point is, yes, you can lose weight by doing that. I mean that is a huge improvement compared to what your eating habits were. I can’t tell you exactly how much or how fast because every ones metabolism is different. It worked for me for awhile but over time I wanted faster results.

      Generally when people first make changes to their eating habits, you will notice results on the scale pretty fast. The weight loss will slow down though, so don’t get frustrated. Do what your comfortable with. Most times, changing your eating habits, etc. leads to more good changes so good luck!

  44. QUESTION:
    How do I lose around 35 pounds over summer break?
    I’m 5′ 8″ and 155 pounds, and I’d like to feel comfortable with my body for once when I enter high school. Is there a healthy, natural way to get anywhere between 115 and 125 pounds over summer break? I’m almost 14, so I can’t afford a diet plan or a gym, and my parents think I’m a depressed, anorexic teenager if I even mention weight loss. So, I can’t bring up Jenny Craig or anything else.

    No links to spam, please.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Eating right is 80-90% of the solution. Eat 5-6 small balanced meals a day. Learn about “portion sizes,” a young girl like you shouldn’t worry about counting calories. For your workout…all you need is your own body weight. A good beginner workout is Turbulence Training. Look up “body weight workouts” and “4 week turbulence training” and that will get you on the cheap, fast track.

  45. QUESTION:
    Losing weight in 2 months?
    I’m 59 kg (130 pounds) and want to be 50kg (lose 20 pounds) within 2 months. I ate relatively well (although room for improvement), dance for 1 – 1.5 hours (on thursdays), for 4.5 hours on saturday, and I usually use the exercise bike most days, and I also do clinical pilates on Wednesday’s for about 50-60 minutes. Any meal plans, diet suggestions/tips or references to any weight loss information that would work for a teenager would be greatly appreciated. I’ve found weight loss is really hard for me and desperately need that extra help! I want to lose it naturally and safely though, so I look healthy and fit.

    • ANSWER:
      Diet plan wise I suggest:
      -eating good carbs; this is like oat meal, beans, dark rye bread. These carbs take longer to burn; thus making you feel full longer than if you were to eat white bread or sugary cereal or cookies/crackers
      -eat alot of veggies and/or fruits whenever you are hungry and walking through the kitchen walk towards the fruit bowl and grab an apple, tangerine, banana, etc. I found for myself when watching my wait that I was too lazy to go to the trouble to make some snazzy healthy snack, but that’s the good things about fruits! You can grab and go.

      -don’t starve yourself; this leads to binge eating

      -watch your calories; find an online calorie counter and find an average amount of calories you burn a day based on you BMI

      -make a plan; a planned eating schedule may make you more likely to stick to it

      -cut out sugary treats like cookies, ice cream, chips, juice(the non diets) etc; ask your parents to stop buying these things for at least a month so you can lose your taste for them

      -switch to skim milk or almond milk(its good when refrigerated)

      -Don’t eat pass 7pm (this will help prevent you from putting on weight, but wont necessarily make you lose wait)

      -chew gum

      -drink water; sometimes when you feel hungry it’s actually because you are thirsty

      -when watching tv don’t snack or if you are snacking only bring a small bowl with you of something like
      pretzels

      -DO NOT DRINK SODA POP; this not only clears up your skin, but will result in less bloating, and drinkable calories

      -don’t cheat!!!!

      -work out at least 30 minutes a day (walking is considered a work out), and try to have some days be more hard core (like your dancing)

      -lift weights; do this like two or three times a week it could be the 5 or 10 lb ddumbbells this is a good
      way to burn calories

      -if you choose to exercise by running/jogging do things in intervals like sprint a minute then jog a minute (burns fat really well)

      -stretch every morning and before going to bed for a few minutes

      *I know it’s alot of stuff, but it’s actually really easy to stick with once you get in the habit(the giving up sweets is the most difficult part in my opinion). I haven’t had soda pop or 2% percent milk in 4 years, and I weigh less than I did as a seventh grader now!
      seventh grade about 125 lbs….now I weigh 116 at 5’6″ and I’m 16:)
      You have to work out to keep your muscles toned or you’ll end up looking frail and possibly develop cellulite. I think the average calories burned a day by a teenage girl is around 1500, and there are 3500 calories in one pound. So do the math after you figure out your personal average of daily burnt calories, and if you stick with it you could be losing at least a pound a week.

  46. QUESTION:
    How to lose ten pounds fast for teenagers?
    I am a girl and I’m 13 years old! I participate in high-school volleyball 5 days a week for 2 hours! I have been on a “No Red Meat” diet for about 3 months and and it’s going great (I’m also starting a “No Candy” diet today)! I weigh about 115-120lbs and I’m 5’5”. I know most people won’t call that “fat” but I’m a model and I think I’m slightly on the chunky side! My goal is to be about 105-110. I have looked into it and it is perfectly normal/healthy for me to be 110lbs at 13 and 5’5″! So please give me some weight loss plans to help me lose this excess weight!!

    Also I’ve been looking at some other websites and they say that you can lose this weight in about 7-10 days! So diets that fit that time frame would be great! Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      You should eat less junk food and more healthy foods like grilled chicken with carrot and please drink lots of water, it is very healthy for you and exercise a lot too one hour per day. Maintain it and you will lose ten pound fast within weeks or months. ;-)

  47. QUESTION:
    How to get healthy at home?!?!?
    Basically I am a little overweight, I have tried dieting before…but I always get discouraged and give up. But now I am sick of my bad habits and I am extremely motivated to get healthy! It’s not so much about the weight loss for me now…it’s more about me giving my body what it needs so i can become a happier healthy person. What are some easy steps that can take at home to get me started on my journey? The hard part is I am still only a teenager and so basically I can only eat what my mom buys at the store :/ do you have any tips on getting healthy? Thanks guys!

    • ANSWER:
      Food diets fail because people are not eating what they like. When you are forcing yourself to eat your food, it is obviously not going to last very long. You have to find the right food that you would love to eat.

      Once you get tired of that food, you find something new you enjoy. There are millions of healthy recipes out there, keep trying them until you find something that you can eat without having to stuff it down your throat.

      Learn to cook or prepare meals yourself if your mom wont. It is never to early to learn and prepare yourself for your adult life.

      Also exercising is very useful, a good relaxing exercise where you let your mind wounder of and time just flies helps a lot. It also allows you to eat slightly less healthy, but more enjoyable food which you dont have to worry about because you would burn those calories.

  48. QUESTION:
    Losing weight..what is wrong?
    I have been trying to lose weight since the beginning of the year as I have reached very overweight sometimes I go into obese range on the BMI chart so I started to diet and exercise more. As I am really unfit I started off slowly but I can’t lose weight. Even now 8 months on I am the same weight and it does get to the point after a week or so I give up and eat what I want and do no exercise.
    I measured myself to see whether I was losing inches not the weight but after 2 weeks of healthy eating and exercising more I have stayed the same weight and gained more inches around my stomach and hips and thighs..how is this possible. I have been to my doctors who did blood tests and everything is fine so what can I do to lose weight? I am only 27 and this weight is ruining my life and confidence. I had anorexia when I was a teenager and I am starting to think that not eating at all for a few weeks is the only way to help the weight loss ( I do know this is not the way but I feel hopeless). Any help please
    I swim 3/4 a week for at least half an hour and I do some power plate exercises. My diet is following the weight watchers pro points so mainly fruit and veg.

    • ANSWER:
      First, bear in mind it takes around a week or so for your body to catch up with what you’ve eaten. Your body may take longer than that. So after two weeks, you won’t necessarily see a difference. That doesn’t mean your diet hasn’t worked, it just means you need to persevere for longer than 2 weeks. I would stick with it ridgedly for at least a month and see if it makes a difference then.

      When you say healthy eating, that’s great but you need to make sure it’s low calorie as well. I would aim for 1300 calories a day and make sure everything you eat is low fat. You will have gained inches due to the exercise building muscle and when you lose fat, you will get smaller in your measurements. Try asking the doctor for a diet plan.

      As for starving for a few weeks, well you did that in your teens and now you’re bordering on obese. So starving obviously doesn’t work does it, you just put the weight on when you start eating again, which you inevitably will.

  49. QUESTION:
    How much weight would I lose if…..?
    I exercised for at least 1 hour of high intesity aerobics each day. With a diet of 1100 calories consisting of NO FAST FOOD, HIGH FATS OR SUGARS, just the healthy stuff like protein, wheat, 3 veggies a day, 2 fruits a day, and 8 glasses of water a day.

    For 6 days??

    How much could be my maximum weight loss?

    Extra: I think I have a pretty high metabolism because I lose weight pretty quickly and I have always been active. I am a teenager and I weigh 138 and have a height of 5 feet 6′

    • ANSWER:
      hm, 1100 calories is really low for an unactive person and since you’re doing so much exercise, it would be really bad for you to eat so little. I’d say eat 200 or 300 more a day and you’d probably still loose about 2 or 3 pounds in 6 days

  50. QUESTION:
    What should I be doing to lose weight better as a teenager?
    Hi, I’m just an overweight teenage nerd (as in I’ve spent my long weekend doing next week’s math homework and watching/reading physics lectures), and I’m just looking for some weight loss help.

    I’ve tried multiple times in the past to lose weight, and I’m just going to give some examples of what I’ve tried to see if that helps anyone figure out what I’m doing wrong. I’ll also try to make a TL;DR at the end.

    Last year was going to be my freshman year, and that summer I had hoped to lose as much weight as possible. It was my first real time truly trying, so I probably messed it up quite a bit. I had summer school gym at the end of summer, which was a month of 3-4hrs a day, 4 or 5 days a week, so I could get a gym credit. I thought that would be enough, so I just waited until then to start. I was trying my best to exercise and eat right, but I never noticed any change. From not noticing any weight loss, I pretty much gave up for freshman year, and planned to start next summer.

    This year, over the summer, I spent the first month exercising probably 6days a week for 1-2hrs pretty rigorously at our local gym, at least more than at summer school. Over the course of this month, I once again barely noticed a difference, but my eating habits may be to blame, even though I tried eating healthier.

    In the second month of summer, I fell out of going to the gym because I wanted to sleep-in past 9-10am, and my mom couldn’t get me to the gym anymore. I was my normal lazy self that month, but towards the end of it I noticed that even though I hadn’t been eating healthily I had lost a few pounds, which surprised me. I figured that I had to build muscle up, and after a while it would start to burn the fat. So now, I wanted to really get back to the gym, but I only got about a week in before we went on our family vacation, which pretty much destroyed any weight loss progress.

    After the vacation, I got right back into the gym, and with school started now, I get gym in school for about an hour and then another 1-2hrs 3-5days a week.

    Since the vacation, I’ve only been going to the gym for about 3weeks, but I still notice virtually no weight loss. I’ve only been able to lift 5-15 more pounds on the gym’s machines, too.

    At the gym I normally use the elliptical, at the highest level I can last for 20-ish minutes, the exercise bike, at highest level I can last for 20mins also (also doing spurts of extra fast pedaling), and the various machines the gym has for arms, legs, stomach, and back muscles.

    My diet is quite poor at the moment, I don’t enjoy most foods, and eat whenever I’m bored or not distracted. I still drink quite a bit of soda (diet coke and mt dew.), which I’d hope to stop drinking. But I also drink quite a bit of water, so if I can find a better way to transition, I’d be fine with water. I’ve heard of all the diet foods/pills that make you feel full, but never tried them because I assume they may not be health/not work.

    Another thing that I thought may be the problem, is that after the gym, I normally spend my time browsing the internet or watching TV. I find sports to be pointless, so what should I do after the gym to not let it go to waste?

    One last thing that I thought could be to blame, at least partially, was just family genes. My mom was average as a kid, but got more overweight into adulthood, and her side of the family is mostly skinnier. My mom’s family also are gym fanatics, but still have relatively weak muscles (especially arms), compared to other people that go to the gym as much as they do. My dad’s side is pretty average to skinny. I believe I may have gotten most of my mom’s side’s genes. =/

    What else can do/consume that will help me? I know that exercising and eating healthy are the top things you can do for weight loss, but I’m having a hard time eating right, and I’m losing faith in excising even though I saw how it worked partially in the past.

    TL;DR: I’ve tried to lose weight in the past by just exercising and eating healthier, but I was constantly hungry unless distracted, so it hasn’t worked well, and going to the gym has barely built up muscles/helped me lose some weight. What else should I try to lose the weight?

    Thanks!
    I doubt it’s a growth spurt, I’ve been very slowly growing for a while now. It’s taken about 1.5-2yrs to grow an inch, but I’m hoping I will hit a growth spurt because I come from a tall family and have just been growing steadily but slowly.

    • ANSWER:
      its called you are going to have a growth spurt and your body will not get rid of that fat i dont know why you wouldnt know this if your so smart lol