Effective Diet Plans

Many people fail to succeed in loosing weight, and one of the key reasons is they have no plan for what they are going to consume at snack and meal times. Having a carefully thought out diet meal plan is obviously going to help you to stick with the program!

O.K. so there are a couple of ways you can go about generating your diet meal plan;
A. You can do it your self
B. You can surf the net for free diet plans, or
C. Pay for a weight loss plan

A. Developing a diet meal plan by your self, is likely to end in failure. It takes time, hurts the brain and even if you do it for a week or so is just too easy to get distracted and you give up.

B. Getting a free diet meal plan from the net is not a bad idea. They do however tend to be quite simplistic and you will more than likely need to adjust them to suit your needs.

Often the issues of becoming bored with them, or having to spend too much time altering them can lead to giving up.

C. You can always sign up to a program such as Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers. And these are very good, but the diet meal plan that they provide don't tend to be suitable for a life time commitment. Unfortunately the trend is to lose weight, then return to old habits and watch it all come back!
Here are my three tips for a good diet meal plan;

1. A software program that can assist you to easily come up with a diet menu plan can be a savior. There are quite a few available around the .00 to .00 mark and many of them come as a part of a diet system. Generally you will still need to adjust the plan to some extent, but at least you have made healthy decisions based on what you like.
2. Consult your doctor or a dietitian to construct a healthy diet plan in consultation with you that you will enjoy and therefore have a great chance of sticking to.
3. If you do not want to spend your time or money, then Abandon all thought of developing a diet meal plan, and just simply focus on making your existing diet a more healthy one.

You can do this quite effectively if you stay committed. Just pick the most unhealthy food you currently eat and swap it for a healthy choice. An example would be swapping a mars bar a day for a piece of fruit. Once you have changed that habit, move on to the next food item, and so on!

The process of loosing weight is a simple one. Eat less calories than you burn!

However, no matter how accurate this statement is, in the real world it is much more complicated than that.

Extra tip: The less complicated you make your weight loss program the better; Make the decision that you wish to lose weight and commit to it. Do your research on the manner in which you will proceed (choose you diet menu plan), STOP looking and START doing.

Be aware that there will be days when you struggle. Try really hard to remember during those time to think about your overall success rather than just one bad day.

The right diet meal plan Is central to your weight loss plans. There are heaps of miss leading, ineffective and even potentially harmful diets out there today.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any cheap but effective diet plans?
    I was wondering if anyone knows a website that has any free or cheap but effective diet plans I might look into?

    Thanks for your help!! :)
    Dear Colon Cleanse Guy:

    STOP spamming EVERY single question on this site pertaining to diets.

    • ANSWER:
      If you ask for links in the Diet & Fitness category, you’ll get a lot of spam.
      You’d be better off doing your own research online, going through well known magazines or TV shows.

      A good healthy diet is never cheap. It’s cheaper to buy junk at a fast food restaurant than to buy fruits and vegetables at the grocery store.

  2. QUESTION:
    Which are the best and effective diet plans at the moment?
    I'm not planning to go crazy or anything. I actually can't live without food. Seriously.
    My BMI is 27.4 and I am getting desperate now.

    Been going to the gym, jogging. Even tried Weight Watchers which gave me small results, but it wasn't for me.

    So which is the most effective diet plan? My mum will also be doing this, as I need to lose weight for college after having 3 operations, and the fat has just come on through bed rest and it isn't shifting at all.

    Thanks. x

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  3. QUESTION:
    What are some effective good working diet plans?
    Ok so I would like to loose 10 pounds in 2 weeks to a month. Or earlier if its possible. Like i need a fast working diet plan that doesnt require alot of excersize but onl like 1 hour a day. like a liquid or meat diet or something. Please dont say how I should talk to a dieticin or ask a doctor. I would like effective answers from regular people. THANKS!!!

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  4. QUESTION:
    Are there any effective diet plans out there specifically structured for men other than nutrisystem?

    • ANSWER:
      If you mean one that comes with the food made up, Seattle Sutton has one. I've seen Men and women do well on their plan.
      If you want to put together your own meals, Weight Watchers plan adjusts for men and is a very effective plan if followed.

  5. QUESTION:
    Could somebody PLEASE Give me an effective Diet/Exercise plan?
    I want to be a size 5 before December. I have a while, but not really THAT long enuogh time.

    I'm 15 and.. I'm a size 15-17.
    Give me a good and effective exorcise plan with a good diet plan too. I also have a trampoline, and I'm planning on jumping on there for about an hour everyday, would that be good exorcise?

    • ANSWER:
      Dude... you have a trampoline and you're not thin!?
      If I had one, I'd be on there 24/7!! Lol!!
      Yes its very good exorcise! People like me are stuck running, how boring lol. Yes, do it as long as you want!!
      I'm 15 too, btw.
      Uhm...
      Mmk.
      Wake up early. Like, 5 or something to exorcise. It burns more calories when you wake yourself up early.
      Exorcise before you eat.

      My mom isn't rich, so we live off of cereal, fruits and veggies. Well, that's not all we eat, but that's my main diet lol. I only eat three normal meals a day and whenever my stomach feels empty. Don't eat when you're bored!! Or force yourself to eat when you're full.
      Oh, and yogurt. Yogurt=AWESOME.

      Drink alot of water. It will keep you from craving and its a necessity for life, basically.

      I've always been normal weight, but if I didn't do these things, I'd be fat as hell. [not calling you fat lol]

  6. QUESTION:
    My daughter needs a quick and effective diet plan?
    My daughter is 12 years old and weighs 120 pounds and she is 5'5". She is slightly over a healthy weight and is looking to lose some belly fat. She has a bike and enjoys riding it and she runs like 5 miles on Wii Fit every day. She eats very healthy and she's a vegetarian. Her belly pops out a little and she doesn't like that. She wants a flat belly. Any good diet plans, like foods and exercises?

    • ANSWER:
      She's not fat. A person who is 5'5" and weighs 120 has a BMI of 20.0. Her weight is fine. Don't put her on a diet, she probably just needs to tone up. Like light jogging for 30 minutes a day, or light aerobics. Don't put her on a diet or she'll end up underweight.

      For a flatter stomach, just let her do some ab exercises like crunches. No diet.

  7. QUESTION:
    Good & Effective Diet Plans?
    Well, im a little chubby at the moment. I eat a lot of junk food all the tme. I really need to stop it, but it feels like since ive nothing else to do (im unemployed waiting to start uni in september) i might aswell eat.
    Any tips or any good diet plans to help me lose some weight?? thanks

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  8. QUESTION:
    effective diet plans in a natural way?and burn fats?
    please help me I'm 59kg and 14 and I need to burn fats within 8 months

    • ANSWER:
      Its all about changing your eating habits and by changing one bad eating habit and replace it with something fresh like fruit you will discover you will burn fat fast. Plus also go for a daily walk everyday. Sugar is another bad thing for people wanting to loose weight, so cut back on your sugar intake and watch the fat disappear. Say goodbye to soft drink / soda, no to biscuits and cakes, plus naughty snacks like potato chips and lollies. Good luck

  9. QUESTION:
    Effective diet and exercise plans for teenagers?
    I'm fifteen years old, 5'9" and about 165lbs. I would like to lose at least 15-20lbs, and get in better shape. I have access to a local gym, and I am able to buy whatever foods necessary to do so. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      150

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the most effective diet plan? Where is the site that I can find it?
    Have been going to the gym for a couple of months now but I dont see such good results, been drinking those diet teas but still find it ineffective. Do I have other options aside from what I am doing right now?

    • ANSWER:
      My friend lost 65lb in 12 weeks with the program that he found on this website. I think he use the 30 day. I myself lost 12lbs in 2 weeks, but i didn't have as much weight to lose as him. It focus on removing toxins that cause us to gain weight

  11. QUESTION:
    What is a cost-effective diet plan for bodybuilding?
    Can you recommend a high-protein diet plan for bodybuilding that doesn't break the wallet so bad?

    • ANSWER:
      A bodybuilding diet plan does not need to be high in protein. In fact, it shouldn't be that high in protein. Your body does not store protein as readily as it does carbohydrates (as glycogen). There is no mechanism for storing protein in the body. A bit of it can be stored as glycogen or fat, but once it is broken down into either or, it cannot be put back together because the amine group is separated and excreted in the urine as urea. In other words, an excess of protein will put a large strain on your kidneys. Studies have shown that you don't need that much protein. In fact, 1.7-1.8 grams per kilogram of bodyweight is all you need. All those ads you see in magazines and what not about how you need this much protein is false; they're just trying to sell their product. If you want to gain size then simply increase your calories. Do not worry about protein because chances are you're getting more than enough.

  12. QUESTION:
    What are some good and effective diet plans without exercise?
    The reason I'm asking for something where I don't have to exercise is bec I have a heart condition where my heart rate speeds up really easily. I am 19 years old and my doctor expects me to grow out of it as I get older. But until then I'm off the hook with exercise :) but thats not always a good thing. I was diagnosed when I was 16 and I have always been pretty active. I weighed about 150 then and I'm tall so that was PERFECT for me. But because I don't exercise, I have gained about 50 more! MY husband is deployed right now for 12 months and my goal is to be my thinner self by the time he gets back. So any helpful tips or diet ideas would be useful! and Please no hate comments or anything!

    • ANSWER:
      you need to ask your doc about this...im sure he has a solution...he knows how to go about this in the best manner

  13. QUESTION:
    What is the most effective diet plan to lose weight?
    I know low carb works but very hard for me to stick to. Has anyone tried the weight watchers core plan and do you know what that consist of?

    • ANSWER:
      eat healthy, count calories and workout, its just that simple and thats what you got to do

  14. QUESTION:
    Any good diet plans that are effective the first day?
    I need a good diet plan.. no pills though no exercise either

    • ANSWER:
      Sensible eating is the best diet of all. You can also try http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/mysparkstart.asp but they do recommend exercise. When I decide it is time to loose a bit I usually do a three day crash before I really put my mind to sensible eating. Day 1, Two eggs and a tomato 3 x during the day plus 8 glasses of water. Day 2, 8 ozs of steak x 3 plus water and day 3, vanilla ice cream 3x during the day plus water. I then find it gives me a good start before a normal sensible diet.

  15. QUESTION:
    ..can u ppl please help me wid sum effective diet plans..or good suggestion?
    i am 13 kg over weight...i m 5'3'' n 66 kg...:'(...i wana loose weight in a very short tym...help me plz..ill remain gr8ful..alwayz..

    • ANSWER:
      well apha lol
      try n ask raja he will give u some army training
      enjoy
      cypher

  16. QUESTION:
    can u people give me an effective diet plan?
    i want to lose 22 lbs in 2 months..i can do a lil exercise..but i need an effective diet plan wid that too.

    • ANSWER:
      Honestly, for a little while, youre gonna have to suffer through the process of building your willpower. After maybe a week or 2 of eating right, you will be amazed how easy it is to avoid the junk.

      eat breakfast every day. Breakfart kick-starts your metabolism and makes you body burn more calories.Hard boiled eggs are great because you can cook 5 of them on a monday morning and they will save in the frige thru the week. add spices and it tastes really great. paprika, cayenne pepper, and cajun spice mix are really great. salt and pepper too. also eat a piece of fruit. an apple or a banana is what i do. (I hate apple skin and having to take huge bites out of the apple and get all sorts of stuff in my teeth. i usee a apple peeler/corer/slicer that does all the work for you. you turn a little crank and it turns the apple into something you can snap bite-size pieces off of and snack on easily. it really fun too. http://www.pamperedchef.com/our_products/catalog/product.jsp?productId=229&categoryCode=CE kinda pricey i know, but well worth it. its great.) and have a glass of milk for the protein and calcium.

      Lunch: for me its a pretty boring plan. im in high school, so its kinda hard to find something decent in the line. i go to the deli line and order a salad and a cup of fruit. (a lot of times the salad doesnt have meat, so ill bring another hard boiled egg for some protein in the meal. make sure you have protein or you will get hungry really fast after lunch.) as for a drink, just water is best. save money and bring water from home if youre eating from a cafeteria.

      speaking of water, drink wayyy more than you think you need. 8 cups or more is the best amount. I have a brita filter water bottle. water from water fountains or tapwater often has a really nasty aftertaste. this gets rid of it and encourages me to drink a lot more water. try measuring the amount of water that your water bottle holds and calculate how many refills of that bottle you need to drink in one day.

      as for dinner, just stay away from fried stuff obviously, and vegetables and non-red meats are important. i generally dont worry too much about dinner as long as ive been good the rest of the day. just dont stuff yourself until you feel sick, and portion control is crucial. take a meduin sized portion and only go back for seconds if you really must, but no more after that. for dessert, have a piece of fruit. (even add a little hersheys chocolate syrup to a banana if your feeling adventurous. NOT TOO MUCH!)

      lastly, NO SNACKING. this was the worst for my family but once you stop, you really stop. 100 calorie snacks are my pet peeve. i know someone whose whole lunch was 100 calorie snacks. these things have noooo nurtitional value whatsoever. just stay away from them. again, if you must snack, have a piece of fruit.

      in the last 3 weeks this is all ive done. Ive lost 10 pounds in this time, without working out at all). The number on the scale looks better and better every day. And i have such confidence now :)

      good luck, the first week or two will be hardest, but once you get through it, youll be suprised how easy it is to resist junk foods. :)

  17. QUESTION:
    effective diet plans for a 14 year old girl?
    i was a dancer last year, but have since quit dance, and joined newspaper. I'm not used to the decreased movement and i dont have time in my schedule to add more. i dont have a bike, but I do have a treadmill but i hate running. I can do sit-ups, push-ups, up downs, etc. and I control what I eat for breakfast and lunch, but for dinner my mom cooks (usually well balanced meals). please help!!! i'm 5foot 5inches and weigh about 120 pounds. I realize that is a healthy weight, but i hate how I appear and I wanna change it, please help.
    and no diet pills please!

    P.S. i've been walking my dog once a week. and i try to eat healthy

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a day. Message me for a week. Mark me as best answer for a month plan.

      One day meal plan:

      Breakfast - Smoothie with 1 cup of mixed berries, half a cup of milk, half a cup of ice cubes, and 1-1 and 1/2 scoops of protein powder. I use power bar vanilla flavor.

      Snack 1 - Protein bar. I use "23 grams of protein".

      Lunch - Sandwich with low fat meat, low sodium cheese, and whole wheat bread. Vegetables, or salad with low fat dressing.

      Snack 2 - Cooked soy nuts (salt them to add flavor).

      Dinner Option 1 - Cooked fish (halibut preferably) with low fat lemon sauce and long grain rice, plus mixed vegetables or salad. Add bread or a roll if you need more calories.

      Dinner Option 2 - Hard noodles that you boil, plus low fat meat sauce or tomato sauce. If neither appeals to you add pesto sauce. Plus bread or a roll for extra calories.

      Remember to drink 64 ounces of water per day, approximately 8 large glasses. This helps to make you feel full, quench thirst, and flush out any bad stuff inside you.

      This meal plan will not only help you build the muscle that you want, but shed any fat off you may have.

      Goodluck on your diet.

  18. QUESTION:
    ..can u ppl please help me wid sum effective diet plans..or good suggestions?
    i am 13 kg over weight...i m 5'3'' n 66 kg...:'(...i wana loose weight in a very short tym...help me plz..ill remain gr8ful..alwayz..

    • ANSWER:
      you don't need a diet plan...just eat 5 small meals a day, mostly fruits and veggies, lean meat, fresh fish, no fried, no fast food, make smart choices at restaurants, drink only water, tea and coffee and exercise!

  19. QUESTION:
    Are these online diet plans effective for weight loss or should I go for medicine ? I am confused. Help?

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  20. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a good, effective diet plan?
    Hey there, I'm trying to lose weight this summer, which I tried last summer as well. I lost ten pounds, but I had wanted to lose more, I think the reason why I didn't loose as much as I wanted to was because I didn't stick to any specific diet plan and just ate things that I thought were "healthy." If anyone out there could suggest a diet plan, or knows of anywhere on the web where I could find a good one, I'd appreciate it a lot. Also if it's any help, I run three miles a day about five times a week. I enjoy the running. Again, any help would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      The first question you should ask yourself is: do you need to lose 10 lbs? We have a society today that emphasizes very skinny bodies when not all bodies are made that way. If you are at a healthy weight, I wouldn't go crazy on the diet thing.

      That being said, if you want to eat "healthy" to lose weight, you should at least eat healthy. The only suggestion I have for you is 1. portion control (which someone else mentioned) and 2. sticking to "healthy" foods. Even a bit of "bad" foods isn't so bad if you eat those in moderation. You could try a diet plan, but those are difficult to stick to over the long run. You tend to go back to what you like to eat originally. So the easiest thing is to slowly move to "healthy," though you sound like you're already there.

      Running 3 miles a day - that seems to me like you're already really healthy! If you want to boost your metabolism, you might want to cut down the running to 3 times a week and add in 2 days of weight training. Increasing your muscles increases your metabolism, which causes you to lose weight while sleeping, sitting, taking a bath, watching tv, etc. It's great!

      FYI, I lost 15 lbs in 8 weeks by counting calories (I was down to 1000 calories a day) and weightlifting 3 days a week. I did NO cardio and I was ultra-healthy. After I lost the 15 lbs, I increased my calorie intake to 1500, started jogging, and stopped weightlifting. I maintained my current weight until I got pregnant (after which I lost even more weight, but that's another story). I am smaller than average hence I eat less calories. But you get the point.

  21. QUESTION:
    What is a good and effective diet plan?
    This is similar to my other question, I just wanted to know a diet plan. Like, how much should I exercise a day, how much food I should intake, etc...

    • ANSWER:
      It's difficult to judge as you don't give your age or sex.
      But as a rule of thumb you need to do some exercise every day even if it's just a couple of miles walk.
      Where it's relevant or possible do gym work on a couple of days.
      As far as eating is concerned; you don't have to cut anything out really apart from very fatty foods and reduce salt intake. Just eat smaller portions to reduce your calorie intake
      . The bottom line is you use more calories than you eat and you will lose weight. If you do it slowly you will re educate the amount you eat so will not put it back on again.
      Oh! and stay away from diet medications.as pushed by spammers even on this thread.

  22. QUESTION:
    What's an effective diet plan for cheer-leading?
    Cheer-leading tryouts are in like a month and I'm about 5'3ish && weigh around 110 and i want to tone up my stomach and legs. so i need a diet and work out plan i can do daily before tryouts
    && i'm only 14. i dont want to take any kind of pill or anything of the sort. i just want a healthy diet plan that could help pleease

    • ANSWER:
      A low carb diet and toning exercises like squats and crunches.

  23. QUESTION:
    I want to find a simple, cheap, and effective diet plan?
    I need to lose wieght for my wedding. I really need to lose 30lbs by At least June. I'm up for a good diet pill as well.

    • ANSWER:
      I was really hardcore with myself after my 2nd child to get rid of the weight. I was doing physical work and expected that would've done the trick, but the only place to eat while at work (8 hours or longer shifts) was the cafeteria. My suspicion was that the cafeteria food was too fatty.

      Luckily, we had a salad bar in addition to the hot food... I made several changes to my diet and began doing Billy Blanks Tae Bo Bootcamp every other day and quickly lost all my pregnancy weight. People were complimenting me all the time on my figure, I was so proud!

      Here's what I did.

      1) Went vegetarian - No meat at all, not even chicken. Meat has alot of fat. Even if you don't want to go veggie permanently, its a good way to quickly get weight off. I maintain a weight 10 lbs. lighter when following a veggie diet, no matter what else I eat or what my physical activity is.

      2) Skipped the fatty food at the cafeteria and just ate from the salad bar. I avoided the fatty foods at the salad bar as well (such as cheese and eggs). I also only used low-fat vinaigrette dressings.

      3) No dessert. I didn't even add sugar to my coffee.

      This is a pretty harsh diet, but its easy, cheap, and you'll quickly take off weight. Nothing cooked (cereal or fruit is OK for breakfast, salads or veggie sandwiches for lunch and dinner), no meat, and no sugary stuff.

      If you do the Billy Blanks program, take it easy - its hard. Don't use the resistance bands until you can make it through the workout without them. Then add them to your program. Have a few tall glasses of water poured and ready to go when you start your workout. Also, it took me about 2 weeks to be able to get through the whole thing at first, and I stay relatively fit anyways.

      If you can handle this for about a month, you'll be in dancer shape.

      My website sells various fitness products - check http://www.centsible.net/fitness.shtml

      P.S. - After all that, I ended up getting pregnant again and haven't gotten around to getting rid of this weight yet... My friends suggested I not get that "hot" next time!

  24. QUESTION:
    What is an effective diet plan to lower bad cholesterol level ?
    http://sg.answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Ako8zWy6QEzZrzdNC.DsILr44gt.;_ylv=3?qid=20080802203214AABuJkl

    Due to my high bad cholesterol level, I am changing my diet.
    However, I have no idea how to do it. Please advise if you have such experiences.
    Weight = 71 Kg
    Height = 1.71 Metre
    BMI = 24.28

    • ANSWER:
      Cut the bad fats
      Foods that contain saturated fat, hydrogenated fat, and cholesterol (such as animal products, fried foods, and baked snacks) can raise cholesterol
      Reduce risk with fiber
      Add whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables to your meals to reduce heart disease risk
      Get some supplemental garlic
      600 to 900 mg a day of a standardized garlic extract may help lower cholesterol and prevent hardening of the arteries
      Add soy protein to your diet
      30 grams (about 1 ounce) a day of powdered soy protein added to food or drinks can help lower cholesterol
      Check out natural vegetable fats (plant sterols and stanols)
      Take 1.6 grams a day as a supplement or in specially fortified margarines to help reduce cholesterol
      Raise “good” cholesterol with exercise
      Start a regular exercise program to help raise HDL cholesterol
      Product ratings for high cholesterol

      Science Ratings Nutritional Supplements Herbs
      Beta-glucan

      Beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB)

      Chromium/brewer’s yeast

      Fiber

      Glucomannan

      Policosanol

      Sitostanol

      Soy

      Vitamin B3 (niacin only) (see toxicity warnings)

      Vitamin B5 (pantethine only)

      Vitamin C (protection of LDL cholesterol)
      Fenugreek

      Psyllium

      Red yeast rice

      Beta-sitosterol

      Calcium

      Copper

      Flaxseed (raw)

      Inositol hexaniacinate

      Royal jelly

      Tocotrienols
      Achillea wilhelmsii

      Artichoke

      Berberine

      Garlic

      Green tea

      Green tea (enriched with theaflavins)

      Guggul

      Chitosan

      Chondroitin sulfate

      Creatine monohydrate

      L-carnitine

      Lecithin

      Magnesium

      Vitamin E
      Alfalfa

      Fo-ti

      Maitake

      Wild yam

      Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
      Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
      For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support and/or minimal health benefit.

  25. QUESTION:
    what is the most effective diet plan to loose body fat within 3 months?
    our prom will be in three months... it means this february.... im kinda excited about it coz its my first time to go to a prom.... i want to loose these body fats and loose atleast 6-9 inches.... really... im too large for my age im just 15........ pls.... help me..... thanks.........

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps a vegetarian diet might help as very few vegetarians are overweight.

  26. QUESTION:
    Help! Effective workouts and diet plans?
    Hi,
    Im 15, 5'8, & i weigh roughly 175. Most of my weight is around my arms and legs.
    I already have started a pretty good diet plan (basically cutting out sweets and soda and adding veggies, proteins, and water.) what are some effective workouts to promote weight lose? Oh, & i have about three months to lose 25-30 pounds.

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  27. QUESTION:
    Is Slim Fast an Effective Diet Plan?
    I am about 5'8 between 140-145 pounds. I do not consider myself overweight, but would like to lose just a few pounds. Would Slim Fast be effective for this type of weight loss?

    I already eat fairly healthy and exercise so I don't need information about that, I just want to know if Slim Fast would work to lose those extra few pounds. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Slimfast is just reducing the amount of calories you have for two meals a day.

      I believe it is an okay jump start if you want quick results, but should not be used long term.

      The shakes are around 170-200 calories each.

      In theory if you eat your other meal and very light snacks in addiction to completely swapping out your meals with the shakes, you will lose those pounds. But it is possible to gain them back once you go back to your old eating habits.

      A jumpstart to weight loss? Yes?
      Permanent solution? Not really.

  28. QUESTION:
    Would this be an effective diet plan? How safe does it sound?
    I've learned that setting one-month plans works better for me verses one permanent plan. For the month of March I'm planning a diet plan where I eat fruit and vegetables (in any form, no added sugar) for two meals a day. I can add salad dressing (typically Good Seasonings), or a bit of oil, salt, pepper, etc to them. I can also have nuts and seeds (such as sunflower seeds in salads). For the third meal, I'm allowed a reasonable meal... such as 3 oz. of chicken with some seasoning or a veggie burger, half a cup of brown rice with salt and pepper, and more vegetables. Dessert is ALWAYS fruit.

    As far as drinks go, I can have water, vanilla soy milk (with my one non-veggie meal), tea (unsweetened, iced or hot... I'm allowing myself unsweetened peach iced tea from Dunkin Donuts as a treat).

    This will only last for a month. Afterwards, I will start allowing myself occasional treats for special occasions. I may also include "fast days" where I eat nothing but fruits and veggies... no oil, nuts, seeds, or anything other than salt and pepper may be added.

    I will mention that I will be eating a variety of fruits and veggies including (but not limited to):
    -Carrots
    -Broccoli
    -Cauliflower
    -Edamame
    -Apples
    -Strawberries
    -Peaches
    -Pears
    -Grapes
    -Oranges/Clementines
    -Cucumbers
    -Pickles (half-sour)
    -Black Olives
    -Tomatoes (in chili)
    -Onions
    -Legumes
    -Celery

    I am also going to be eliminating fried food, white flour products, etc. Protein and fiber are main focuses. I will be including a daily multivitamin in my routine.

    Does this sound like an effective plan? Is it safe?

    • ANSWER:
      That diet sounds good. Remember to drink enough water, and try to eat 5 small meals instead of three big ones.

  29. QUESTION:
    Can someone determine if this is an effective diet plan?
    500 calories a day and when I am hungry I eat celery.
    Walk for an hour a day
    Jump on the trampoline 30 minutes a day
    swim laps every other day
    do a couple crunches every day

    • ANSWER:
      Well, try this website: http://walking.about.com/cs/calories/l/blcalcalc.htm

      It will have you put in a little bit of info, about your height, age and such, and then it will tell you how many calories you need to intake in order to maintain your current weight. Honestly 500 calories a day is not healthy. It is way too low. After you figure out how many calories you need to maintain your current weight take that calorie number and subtract about 200 from it. That should help. But as far as the exercise you mentioned, those are good ideas.

  30. QUESTION:
    guys please help me to make an effective diet plan which can help me grow taller?
    please be specific with the stuff you say, this would make my life easy.
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hi.
      Your height is genetically determined, you can´t eat anything to make yourself taller. What you can do is follow a balanced diet, it will enable you to reach your genetic potential. Take a look at this:

      http://www.lifeclinic.com/focus/nutrition/food-pyramid.asp

  31. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of an effective diet plan or weight loss system?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are serious about losing fat (not weight), eating healthy, and toning and sculpt your body, you can use the Fat Burning and Body Sculpting program I made for my friend to get her in shape for her wedding day. The program contains information on diet plans (what is the worst and why and what is the best and why), exercising, supplements, calories requirement, BMI, etc. If you care to have the Program as well as many other useful Fitness Materials, join the NYC_BSFBC Yahoo Group and you will receive the Program and all other materials upon joining. Here is the link to the group: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/NYC_BSFBC/

  32. QUESTION:
    What are some good home exercises and simple diet plans?
    i don't have any equipment, so i just want some home exercises that are simple yet effective.
    also, good diet plans like what to eat and what not to (other than the obvious).
    i'm going to almost completely cut out soda.
    thanks(:
    p.s. my goal is to lose about ten to fifteen pounds if that has anything to do with anything.

    • ANSWER:
      hiii cayla

      you need complete syggestion about the best solution for diet
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  33. QUESTION:
    does this sounds like an effective diet plan?
    i'm 18, 140pounds and 5'3" i'll be eating 1200-1500 calories a day, and do 1 hour of aerobic exercise plus anything else i feel like doing like practicing volleyball or soccer. should i lose quite a bit of weight?

    • ANSWER:
      if you stick with it it sounds like it will work try sparkpeople.com its completly free and it gives really good advice

  34. QUESTION:
    What is a good effective diet plan?
    My trainer provided a diet plan but I am getting pretty tired of eating the same things everyday. It consists of

    Breakfast
    Egg whites

    Snack 1
    Wheat cake

    Lunch
    Tilapia fillet
    1scoop brown rice
    Small side salad

    Snack 2
    Protein bar

    Dinner
    Baby spinach salad
    6oz of chicken breast

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, that does sound pretty boring.

      Try this: One regular egg, scrambled with two egg whites, topped with reduced fat cheese
      or 1 container of Greek style low fat yogurt with mixed berries

      Fruit for a snack

      Sliced turkey wrapped in a low fat/low carb torilla. Make it like a sandwich with lettuce, tomatoe, mustard, etc.

      Fruit or a hand full of almonds for a snack

      6oz of chicken, beef or pork
      small backed potato or brown rice
      steamed vegetable such as broccoli with a bit of olive oil on it
      small side salad with olive oil and vinegar dressing

      1 container of yogurt as a snack.

      Drink lots of water and take your vitamins. Try to exercise at least once a day.

  35. QUESTION:
    What is an effective diet and exercise plan for me?
    I'm trying to lose 20 lbs in 2 weeks. Could any of you fitness buffs give me a diet/meal plan (like actual meals and what to eat for each meal), and an exercise plan. I don't have access to a gym, so keep that in mind. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Try Homemade fat burner drinks to lose weight:

      Citrus Juice: Citrus fruits burn body fat and improves the complexion too. Citrus acids burn the calories and body fat. Citrus fruit juice such as lemon or lime juice, orange juice, berry juices, etc., are fat burner drinks. Grapefruit juice is also healthy juice which helps lose weight. Grape juice is rich in fiber, nutrients, carbohydrates, low in calories and fat.

  36. QUESTION:
    what would be an effective diet and exercise plan for me?
    im 13 im not overweight but i need a good diet and exercise plan so it will be effective.any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      www.sparkteen.com for lots of help

  37. QUESTION:
    what is the most effective online diet plan to follow?
    I want to join either weight watchers, scottish slimmers or slimming world but I don't have time to go to a class meeting si will be doing it online.

    • ANSWER:
      weight watchers, definitely , one of the easiest to stick to!

  38. QUESTION:
    What is a really good effective diet for me?
    im 5 ''7'' and weigh 132 pounds. i really really want to lose at least 10 pounds in like 2 weeks. but i do not want to starve myself. is there any effective way for me to lose the weight. it doesn't necessarily have to to be a diet plan but a way. like exercise + diet or whatever. and can i plz get a detailed way. and im a girl if that makes a difference.

    it'd be so highly appreciated if i got some info!

    • ANSWER:
      Exercise and eat healthy. If you don't like exercise walk as much as you can.

      Drink a lot of water, eat veggies, grilled chicken, fish, fruit... To lose weight it is important to eat 3 meals and 2 light snacks (yogurts, fruits...)

      You'll find more tips in the following link:

      http://www.youfreeweb.com/diet/

  39. QUESTION:
    what is a very good and an effective diet plan?
    if my goal is to lose 10 pounds in 7 days.

    • ANSWER:
      The following healthy living recommendations will help you if you’re trying to lose weight, tone up your muscles, have aspirations of building lean muscle mass, are attempting to get a wash board stomach, or just want to feel better:

      *1) Burn more calories then you're consuming everyday and measure your results using the following formula: Calories Consumed minus Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) minus Physical Activity. Get a fitness calculator that you can put on your cell phone and computer. This will allow you to easily calculate this formula, log your daily calorie consumption, and register your physical activities.

      *2) Eat natural and organic foods found on earth versus something created by a corporation to make money. Eat meals in small portions throughout the day and take a good multi-vitamin supplement.

      Avoid “High Glycemic Load Carbs” (sugar, pastries, desserts, refined starches such as breads, pasta, refined grains like white rice; high starch vegetables such as white potatoes) and drink lots of water.

      Do not try fad diets or diet pills. Here is an excellent food pyramid that anyone can follow: http://www.rayandterry.com/html/images/PyramidLRG.gif?osCsid=26a424be471d1337e7c2f105d5c64d9d

      *3) Exercise on most days by doing cardiovascular training and/or resistance training activities.

      Read a book or find a certified trainer to make sure your doing all resistance training exercises correctly. A great book to buy that teaches you the resistance training basics is “Weight Training for Dummies”. A superb magazine to buy with excellent resistance training routines that will not get you bored is "Muscle and Fitness". Signup for the free newsletter.

      A good book to buy that teaches you the cardiovascular training basics is “Fitness for Dummies”.

      *4) Get plenty of sleep. Sleep experts say most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night for optimum performance, health, and safety.

      *5) Educate yourself continually on health issues and make a life long commitment to good health. A great free publication is “Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005”. A superb book to read is “You The Owner’s Manual”. An excellent periodic publication is the “Nutrition Action Health Letter”. A reputable test you can take to measure your biological age is at http://realage.com

      Look at all areas where you can enhance your health. For example, make improvements in the quality of the air you breathe. Review outdoor air quality forecasts where you live and get an indoor air purifier. Email me if you want a good indoor air purifier recommendation and if you have other questions.

      *Click on all the source links below to get the full benefit of the recommendations. The answers presented to your health questions are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

  40. QUESTION:
    Is this an effective diet plan for losing weight?
    Breakfast- Natural low fat yogurt + fruit salad

    Lunch- Salad +brown bread

    Dinner- Quorn chicken fillets ( I'm vegetarian) salad + baked potato.

    Daily exercise- 30 mins jogging on treadmill, 20 minutes of weight training.

    Plus 2 snacks such as rice cakes or fruit.
    I'm 5"8, 200 pounds and looking to get down to 140 (:

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds healthy enough to me..but like dude said, its pretty low in calories..I would suggest eating six "mini" meals per day. Look into for more details but it seriously works well with maintaining a healthy diet or losing weight depending on exercise plan. Good luck!

  41. QUESTION:
    eating a lot of fruit? is this a effective diet plan?
    im planning to lose 32 pounds with diet and excersize but still a little unsure about my eating patterns.

    breakfast:
    cereal or oatmeal and coffee

    lunch: sandwhich and fruit

    dinner: salad and some chicken

    these are the only things i will eat for the entire day

    can i eat more fruit for a snack?

    ANY ANSWER APPRECIATED

    • ANSWER:
      You should try going for more properly portioned meals. For breakfast, you should have some whole grains, lean meats, low fat dairy including fruits and vegetables. An example of this would be a whole wheat muffin, eggs, tuna or salmon, along with a yogurt, tomatos or a fresh cup of fruit.

      A lunch can be something along the lines of a sandwich with turkey bacon, lettuce, tomatoe, Swiss cheese, a light dressing, and a blend of ham and chicken slices between rye or pumpernickel slices of bread. You can pair this sandwich with fresh fruits or vegetables along with a glass of water or milk.

      For dinner, you can have something like steamed vegetables, a lean meat like fish or grilled chicken.

      When preparing meals for yourself, try to keep the food pyramid in mind. You need proper nutrition and regular exercise.

  42. QUESTION:
    Easy, cheap and effective diet plan?
    I'm currently living with my parents for the summer but I'll be moving back up to college for my sophomore year and I'm really in need of a good diet plan. Like most people, I've been trying to get into shape all summer, but regardless of how much I exercise I can never seem to follow a diet. Since I live at home (where no one eats healthy) and since I'll be living on a college student's budget soon I was wonder if anyone knows of any good diet plans that are easy to follow (preferably no hard recipes), cheap (again, I can't afford to buy tons of ingredients to make special dishes) and most importantly, effective. I don't care how plain or ridiculous the diet is, I'm just looking for something that I can manage at home and at college that I can afford and that will give me results fast when mixed with exercise. Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      cut all sugar thats the fat, diary products cut them and eat more fruits and veggies/

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the most effective diet plan?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no specific diet plan- the answer is to make long term lifestyle changes. Lose the weight in a healthy manner and gradually. It is more likely to stay off.

      Here are some tips:
      -Eat lean meats like fish
      -Incorporate many fruits and veggies
      -Try to opt for fresh or frozen in place of canned
      -Drink lots and lots of water
      -Eat whole grains
      -Do not eat after 6pm
      -Try to get in a 30 min (or more) walk several times a week
      -Don't skip meals
      -Give up sodas completely

      If you make some changes and STICK TO THEM the weight is going to come off, I promise.

  44. QUESTION:
    whats the fastest and most effective diet plan youve tried.?
    please give the instructions on what you have 2 do.

    • ANSWER:
      What i tried was the master cleanser.
      For 10 days straight i drank like a lemonade juice, senna leaf tea every night and 4 cups of water with 2tsp of sea salt every morning. In the 10 days i lost 17 lbs. If you are interested i can give you all the details on how to do it. I loved it, i've had alot of friends do it and they've gotten good results.

  45. QUESTION:
    Does anybody know a really effective diet/excercise plan for a 15 year old girl?
    I am 15 and would like to lose about 20 lbs to be more fit. Trust me, I'm not trying to be anorexic or anything, just trying to get heallthier. I've tried before, but eventually lost interst. Any ideas that are free?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm 15 2 :) I would say don't be excessive with the dieting and exercising like you said you wouldn't. Just try and make small changes such as only eating 1 cookie instead of 2. I find since I'm still a teen with a pretty fast metabolism, small changes like that helps mega loads. If you look in Women's health magazines their are 45 minute sessions you can usually do to burn up to 500 calories ( really helpful btw). Hope this helps! :)

  46. QUESTION:
    What diet plan is effective, healthy and doesn't involve starving yourself?
    I would like to start a new diet but I don't want it to be too drastic (no drinking milkshakes all day) - I would like it to be healthy and not to leave me starving hungry all the time. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Tiger,
      I'm so pleased you are realistic about wanting to lose weight and be healthy too! I tried everything and finally discovered that a whole food, plant-based diet was healthy and let me eat lots of food and still maintain a healthy weight.

      I have more energy than ever and my skin cleared up too! This site helped me learn how to eat and it has sample meal plans and easy recipes. http://www.lose-weight-for-life.com/diet-to-lose-weight.html

      Hope it works for you.
      Diane

  47. QUESTION:
    I need a good cost-effective diet plan with proven results?

    • ANSWER:
      Eat less. Exercise more.

      It's as simple as that.

  48. QUESTION:
    What are some good and easy diet plans and workouts?
    I'm not overweight but certainly would not like to get there so does anyone know of any effective yet easy diet and workout plans?

    • ANSWER:
      I have not tried this yet but a few of my friends have told me i have to try The Diet Solution. They keep telling me I have to try it. I think Im going to try it later this week.

      Other than that I would try to lift weights, sit-ups, jumping jacks, and other basic exercises 3 times a week.

      Hope this helped! (:

  49. QUESTION:
    What is the most effective diet?? For those of us who can't afford the programs with "their" food plans!!!!?
    I am trying to get in decent enough shape to feel good about myself for our cruise in October. I have tried so many "miss leading" diets. And they just lead me to be broke instead of fit. My son was born a year ago and I have STILL yet to find a good enough fiet to lose this weight. Working out alone isn't working. Please help!

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

      Do NOT use Atkins bars & shakes, they will stop weight loss cold.

      The first 2 weeks eat several cups a day of (mostly) lettuce & celery, cucumbers, radishes, mushrooms, peppers & more variety of vegetables thereafter - add 5 grams per day additional every week (20 grams day first 2 weeks, 25grams 3rd week, 30grams 4th week etc) til you gain weight, then subtract 10grams. That will be your personal carb level (everyone is different & depends on how active you are.)

      Start with meat, fats & salads for 2 weeks and then slowly add in more green veg, wk4 fresh cheeses, wk5 nuts & seeds, wk6 berries, wk7 legumes, wk8 other fruits, wk9 starchy veg, wk10 whole grains. You will learn how your body reacts to different foods.

      The first week is just water weight but fat is lost thereafter if you keep your calories high enough. Otherwise the body will strip it's own lean tissue for nutrition. Although that may look great on a scale it will make it MUCH easier to accumulate fat in the future (since all that pesky lean tissue burning up calories will be gone). The body won't release fat stores if you lower calories below what it needs. It will slow metabolism to compensate & store every spare ounce as fat. If you continue lowering calories, it will continue lowering the set point, til it can survive off nothing & store fat on anything. The body will only release it's fat stores if it knows there is plenty of nutritious food.

      Eating carbs while trying to lose body fat is terribly inefficient. When in glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) you have to lower your calories (which slows your metabolism) & exercise heavily to deplete your glycogen stores before burning body fat.

      The core of Atkins program is converting the body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). Dietary fat levels need to be at >65% of total calories, if not, the body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).

      It takes minimum of 3 days to convert a body to ketosis, (but only one bite to convert back to glycolysis). People feel sluggish the first week but most feel better than ever thereafter.

      Simple carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice) trigger the fat storage hormone insulin. The more protein the more the fat burning hormone glucagon is released.

      Simple carbs are addictive & can be disastrous to health. The best way to break the addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a huge batch of deviled eggs, eat one every time you want "something" - have huge omelets with bacon, sausage, peppers, mushrooms & cheese. Pork chops smothered with peppers, mushrooms & cheese - pork rinds & dip or tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salad - steaks - a huge sugar free cheese cake. Eat so much you won't feel deprived of anything. By the 4th day, the addiction will be gone & you can start making healthy choices.

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

      Ground flax seed (2 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 min for daily fiber needs.

      As long as you have <9grams carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control & shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories because insulin, the fat storage hormone is not activated. Many people gain weight on high carb, do low carb to lose weight & then are shocked when they return to high carb & gain weight. Many people can return to moderate carb levels but very few can really eat all they want of sugar & maintain weight or health.

      I am adamantly opposed to low calorie dieting because most people lose a good portion of lean tissue (including vital organs like the heart) along with fat stores. There is no nutrition in fat stores, only energy. Most people get impatient and lower their calories and increase their exercise to a point where they lose so much lean tissue that when they return to what was maintenance level eating they are now accumulating more fat stores because their caloric needs have dropped due to the loss of this tissue as well as their metabolism slowing down to work more efficiently on fewer calories & it becomes a vicious cycle of dieting and more loss (including vital organs like the heart). This stress to the vital organs cannot be healthy.

  50. QUESTION:
    I need an effective diet and exercise plan to go by?
    Effective diet and exercise plan to go by. How much weight could I lose by Christmas? All answers are appreciated.
    Thanks in advance x

    • ANSWER:
      try the lil jack workout http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKCGe2Ezris it really works


Diet Plan Diet Plan

Composition of energy value and preparation of food ration is called a diet. A balanced diet is necessary. More fruits and vegetables and a variety of diet should be taken. The best method is to follow a diet plan. Diet plan should be followed strictly for weight loss. Otherwise, health problems like tension, heart attack, cholesterol and diabetes may occur. Diet planning should be followed regularly otherwise it will lead back to obesity. . A balanced weight loss diet is one that provides all nutrients necessary for the body.

While on weight loss program, soup is a supplement and vegetables can be substituted according to taste. Vegetables like asparagus, peas, corn, turnips, cauliflower etc. can be added but beans should be avoided because they are high in calories.

Food containing low calories and low saturated fats should be taken. This makes the body healthier and wards off diseases. Proteins, carbohydrates and vitamins should be taken in regular quantity. Carbohydrates should be less in quantity. Dairy products rich in fat should be avoided. All these measures help people live longer.
A balanced weight loss diet is the diet that gives all the necessary nutrients. Weight loss diet does not ask you to starve. We should take food to gain energy and keep ourselves active. Weight loss diet replaces damaged tissues and cells through proteins, vitamins and minerals that we take in. The more active we are the more energy we need. So it is essential to eat a well balanced diet. A right combination of cereals, vegetables, fruits, milk, yogurt etc should be taken. Enough food provides energy for the body but more food stores it as fat to put on weight.

DAY1: Lots of melons is recommended the first day. Chances are that you lose 3lbs.
DAY 2: Stuff yourselves with all vegetables-unlimited amount or type.
DAY3: Mix fruits and vegetables-except bananas and potatoes.
DAY4: Eat as much as eight bananas and three glasses of milk.
DAY5: Eat 10 oz of lean beef and six tomatoes. Increase water intake to clean the body of uric acid.
DAY6: Eat unlimited amount of beef and vegetables.
DAY7: Take brown rice, all vegetables and fruit juice.

High protein and low carbohydrates food should be taken. Dairy products and fat products should be avoided. Cholesterol leads to heart problems and carbohydrates change into fats. Vegetables, chicken, grains, fish and nuts, which are protein rich and low in calcium, add to diet plans. Regular exercises and walking is a must. This helps in burning excess fat. A balanced weight loss diet provides the nutrients necessary for your body.

Quality as well as quantity of food should be taken close care of. Some tips are:- Milk can be used in place of cream in coffee and eat vegetable salads and drink fruit flavored water.

Advantages of weight loss diet foods:

A diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables not only gives vitamins, nutrition and minerals but also acts as a good antioxidant which wipes out free radicals and plays an imperative role in making us healthy and younger thus enabling us to lose weight in a natural way.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Diet plan?
    I want to lose some weight and i need a diet plan. anyone have a good diet plan for me? I'm 15 and 5ft and 90lbs. am i overweight or normal? i'll give a best answer.

    • ANSWER:
      no, you're normal.. At this age you need to eat, so your body can grow... If you don't eat your body can't take what it needs to keep you growing.. Still young, eat and exercise..

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the best diet plan for a college student with a limited budget for food?
    I was looking into the okinawa diet, the warrior diet, v-diet ect. I am a college student and i can cook my own meals but i have a budget of about 30 dollars a week for food. Can anyone reccommend the best diet plan for this, and also give some examples of what to buy at the grocery store? also just fyi, im 6'5" 230 pounds with about 12 percent body fat and work out 6 days a week on average an hour a day.

    • ANSWER:
      12% body fat would put you in the category of very lean athlete with no need for weight loss. I would suggest you stick to whole foods as much as possible. I've been doing Atkins low carb way of eating for the past 6 years, I am disabled with limited funds and eat a lot of chicken, turkey & eggs.

      Walmart (and most grocery stores) usually have 10# chicken leg quarters for ($.40#) I make lots of soup (bone stock) or chicken pizza cacciatore, sugar free pasta sauce (or alfredo sauce) pepperoni, mushrooms, mozzarella over steamed cabbage. I usually get a 20# turkey for .68# - I love love love my rotisserie and make turkey every couple of months. Turkey soup, turkey salad, turkey tetrazinni over cabbage. I buy the cheapest pork # add it to green mexican sauce with fruit add greens & ground flax seed.

      I buy lots of canned greens, collard, mustard, turnip - for high nutritional value and lots of fresh cabbage some frozen broccolli. I usually buy store brand processed cheese (twice the cheese for half price) - Bacon ends & pieces in 4# package - ground flax seed (lots) - canned tuna & mackerel - Buy mayo in the gallon container (about half price as equal amount smaller containers)

      Ground flax seed (2-3 Tbsp) 1/4 cup of water, cinnamon, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle and nuke for 1.5 min. for hot cereal or 2 min. for more of a muffin type thing. Great low carb, high fiber treat.

      Chia seeds sound so expensive but 1# will make 10# food (when you can splurge some - Amazon.com has couple lbs. for shipped to you.

      I also order off Amazon - Lowrey's Pork Rinds 18 for - they pop like popcorn and are portion controlled.

      Faux tapioca - 2 cups of water, 5 scoops of low carb whey protein powder, stir together & add cup of chia seeds, after they have started to absorb the water, add in 2 cans of coconut milk & artificial sweetener if you like and mix it all in. Can be eaten after an hour but will be better tomorrow. Cream a pkg. of cream cheese into a can of pumpkin and add to the faux tapioca for an even more nutritious pumpkin pie pudding

      If I only had a few bucks and nothing to work with at home (no basics) I'd buy cheapest per pound of rice, dried beans, bag potatoes, pasta, tomato paste, salt & 10# chicken leg quarters. (you could render chicken fat and use on potatoes instead of buying butter or margarine and use in cooking instead of buying oil) You should be able to get all that for about + Usually (not always) you can get twice as much for very little more money. Consider quantity for $ versus cheapest unit price.

      I try not to buy anything over .50 a pound when I'm watching pennies. Most stores sell 10# of chicken leg quarters for - (less than .50#) and well worth it for the bones alone. Do not waste the bones & fat, render the fat & use for cooking, chop up fat chunks left over after rendering and add to soups & sauces with some of the meat. Don't eat the meat alone, add it to sauces and soups to stretch it. You can use the bones 3-4x to make bone stock (add vinegar and simmer a couple of days) Do not include meat in the long simmering. I add my old bones to my new bones and store in freezer. Use the stock to make soups and add to everything for more nutrition. Eggs are sometimes cheap. Buy lots if they are less than dozen (wash egg shells with vinegar and add to bone stock for more calcium) Store brand processed cheese is usually half cost of hard cheese

      Fresh cabbage is about the cheapest most versatile veg. Carrots are usually cheap and nutritious also. Canned collard, turnip and mustard greens are all highly nutritious and fairly cheap & can be added to soups & sauces for added nutrition. Canned tomatoes, watch the per ounce prices, don't just grab. You would probably be better off just using tomato paste and adding water or bone stock. A little tomato paste will make a lot of tomato sauce or you could make catsup with it. Sometimes you can get huge gallons of pickles fairly cheap (couple bucks) Make sure you have apple cider vinegar on hand.

  3. QUESTION:
    diet plan??
    ok so i am thinking about going on a diet and i need a good diet plan that i can actually stick to, i already get 1.5 hours of exercise everyday, and i am still quite large and i try very hard..i need a new diet plan thats easy to stick to and that i good for a cheerleader/singer

    thank you very much <3

    • ANSWER:
      well awesome that you excercise and sing! me too! I hike about 15 miles and perform on a weekly basis, so there ya go. As for the food part of it, theres nothing really SPECIFIC that youd need to follow(i.e. types of proteins/grains, colours of fruits/veggies, etc.), but this is what I used to get me down from 260(yes I was one BIG chick, lol) to now 139(only 10 lbs to go!)

      proteins= 2oz/serving
      grains= 4oz/serving(or 1 "piece" if something like bread or a roll)
      fruit= 6oz/serving(or 1 piece if such as an apple or orange)
      veggies= 8oz/serving

      all meals have a grain and a protein, breakfast adds 2 fruit, lunch adds a fruit & veggie, dinner adds 2 veggies. A morning snack is a grain and protein and an afternoon snack is a fruit & veggie.

      I know, I know, this sounds pretty complicated, but its easier done than said. Basically what it comes out to is...

      think of your food groups in types and cups/day.
      Groups= veggie ,fruit, grain, & protein
      Cups= 4,3,2, & 1
      In that order. Hope I helped. =)

      If you have any questions feel free to message me. Im tellin ya this is awesome once you find your groove. Ok, Ill shut up now, lol.

  4. QUESTION:
    What is the most sucessful diet plan?
    I don't want to have to go out and buy a whole new pantry. I just want something simple that works. Don't give me that acai berry because I have no idea where to get it other than the internet. I want a nice, clean, healthy diet plan. Along with my diet plan will be lots of running. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi!

      Reading about the Fat Loss 4 Idiots Diet makes you wonder if they might not be on to something. The way the diet works is different than other fad diets that involve cutting out certain types of food like low carbohydrates, low fat or low calorie. Instead it uses calorie shifting foods that you would normally eat, increases the number of times you eat, and changes when you eat certain things for fast fat loss.

      What is Calorie Shifting?

      The way calorie shifting works involves tricking the fat hormones that are sent out by the brain. Every time you eat something, your brain sends out fat storing and fat burning hormones, depending on what the item is.

      The idea is to send more fat burning than fat storing hormones, so that the body does not hold onto the fat for later use. If you keep confusing the metabolism, you will see fast fat loss, as much as 9 pounds in 11 days, that is the first weightloss principle of Fat Loss 4 Idiots Diet.

      How Does The Metabolism Control Weightloss?

      This scientific weight control fact about the metabolism and how it works stems from our ancestry as cavemen, when there were famine periods between hunts. The body would store and hold onto fat for survival. The metabolism has not evolved from this self-defense tactic and doesn't realize we can just run to the grocery store and get whatever we want.

      On restrictive diets, weightloss can plateau when the metabolism thinks it is experiencing a famine period, and it will only burn what is taken in. Even on some of the popular low carbohydrate diets, it is advised to eat pizza for two days when your weight plateaus to get the metabolism going.

      Why Do Some Weightloss Diets Leave You With No Energy?

      The only problem with many of these restrictive weightloss diets is the metabolism goes back to only burning what you take in and many people complain about being tired and worn down, when it is mainly the metabolism storing up the energy for later.

      By eating healthy, nutritious foods that are fat burning, the metabolism burns as much energy as you need. Many people on restrictive weightloss diets will regain the weight when they go back to eating normal foods.

      What Is The Best Diet For Weightloss?

      The best weight control diet allows you to eat the foods that you would normally eat, have in your refrigerator and cabinets. By timing when you eat certain foods, how many times a day you eat them, and balancing the types of food, your metabolism will burn what you take in and then some, because it knows you will be feeding it again shortly, instead of starving.

      Prepackaged fat loss products and frozen dinners are not something you can live on the rest of your live. You need to understand the basics of natural weight control, and Fat Loss 4 Idiots Diet uses the fundamental principles of controlling the metabolism with calorie shifting normal foods you eat every day.

      Check my source, it might help. It's a diet that works. Good luck!

  5. QUESTION:
    I need an good diet and excerise plan to loose weight any suggestions?
    i really wanna lose weight bad! i need a good diet plan or eating plan...also i need a good exercise plan to everyday or however often i should do it... i just really need some help!

    • ANSWER:
      Occasionally dieting and exercise simply is not enough, because there can be additional weight simply sitting around in your colon. It is not body fat, so it can not be melted off, however it can be flushed out, simply by using a diet supplement. http://bilops.bestenergydiet.info has a risk free offer on offer currently, I gave it a whirl and melted away seventeen pounds!! Who says there's no magic bullett? LOL!!!

  6. QUESTION:
    Where can I find free diet plan or diet chart if I want to quit smoking?
    There are many types of diet plan. I wanted to know that is there any diet plan to quit smoking?

    • ANSWER:
      i just ate my regular diet and chewed on sunflower seeds everytime i wanted to smoke and guess what, i dont smoke anymore

  7. QUESTION:
    What would you say is a good food diet and exercise plan?
    I'm 13 years old about 5ft 2 inch and 61.8 kg :S I have a chubby stomach and want to loose the body fat I have. I can't eat nuts because I'm allergic and I don't eat lamb. I need a good diet plan and exercise plan to help me lose weight or body fat fast and healthily thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      If you want to lose stomach fat, you have to do lots of cardio and healthy eating. Doing sit-ups and crunches work a different group of stomach muscles, so that wont lose the fat below your abs. Stay away from sugary drinks, or juices bc you consume so many calories without filling yourself. You said you were allergic to tree nuts, so I would recommend avocado. It's filling and healthy. Hope this helps. :)

  8. QUESTION:
    What is good weightlifting routine and diet plan?
    I have just started going to the gym 1 week ago i am 25 years old i am 5 feet 11 weigh 260.I need a diet plan and weightlifting plan.I need to know how many reps, how many times a week i should be at gym.
    How much cardio i need? Also should i work abs even though i got a big gut?PS i am big boned

    • ANSWER:
      Here's some guides that can help.
      http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Perfect-Diet-Plan
      http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-stay-healthy-and-fit

  9. QUESTION:
    What is the best diet and excercize plan after having a baby?
    my baby will be 4 weeks old on the 6th....is there any sites that have info on diet plans already planned out and exercize workouts that help you loose weight fast and effieciently....please help.....im looking to loose about 15 -20 pounds by christmas...before pregnancy i was really into exercizing and was extremely fit and exercized every day all day long.... i weighed 123 pre-pregnancy and i weigh 155 now...anyways all answers welcome

    • ANSWER:
      I lost my baby weight so much faster with my first two. With this one my son is 7 months old and I have lost 15 pounds. It seriously did not start "shedding" until 2 months ago. I have 10 more pounds to lose. I do breastfeed, but it did not seem to help this time. I think it just took longer for my body to readjust the hormone levels this time (that and I am a little older than my first two). I do NOT diet. I just watch what I eat. If I splurge at lunch and eat a bag of chips, lol...I have a very light dinner and don't eat junk the next day. Also, drink lots and lots and lots of water. I promise you will be very happy about that! It helps curb appetite and I lose weight faster with it. My doctor told me that by your one year mark you should be back to normal and to not think twice about it until then due to hormones and metabolism changes.

      Good luck!

  10. QUESTION:
    Can a 16 year old ask his GP for a diet plan in the UK?
    I dont think I could go to a dietician as I think Im too young. But I really need a morning, afternoon and evening diet plan, as I plan on going on a diet next month when I wont have exams keeping me busy.

    • ANSWER:
      A dietician is more qualified to assist you with your nutritional needs than a GP. Since you are only 16 it is probably even more important to see an expert in dietetics (nutrition) such as a dietician.

      I hope this helps, good luck with your exams.

      Chris- Registered Nurse

  11. QUESTION:
    Diet Plan?
    Anybody got a good diet plan? I don't need exercise as I have a good regime. But I do want to follow a new diet plan (for food not exercise) for the next two months. I would like to try The Raw Food Diet but it is a little impractical, and I'm not sure that it works. This is mainly for weight loss, so anyone know any diet plans?

    • ANSWER:
      raw food diet is the best...i liked it so much i have reamined on it for 8 months. I weighted 120 at teh start and went down to 103..that was too low so now I am steady at 108...i'm 5 7". 46 and have 4 kids...i only drink sping water or distilled water, eat only raw fruit and veggies. ihave so much energy and i feel great...i eat nothing cooked at all...everything is alive nothing dead...no breads grains, cereals, meat..nothing but fresh fruit and veggies oh and nuts as well raw cahsews and raw almonds. my skin is so clear and looks like I'm 20 again...yes the raw food diet does work and it is quick too...i eat all day..here is an example of what I had yeserday 2-apples 1-pear 3-large salads 2 cups broccoli 4 hand fulls of cashews 1 hand full of almonds, a bunch of frozen grapes Oh and some pineapple...now thats a lot of food for a 108 pound frame!

  12. QUESTION:
    suggest a healthy diet plan for this kind of daily routine?
    this is my daily routine.on weekdays
    woke up around 5.50, go to school at 6.40. school ends 13.00
    extra class 14.00 until 16.00. go back home at around 17.00.
    basically i cant find time to exercise. my nights are spent with studying and doing homeworks. im 17, 57kg and 156cm tall.. can anyone suggest me a healthy diet plan? im planning to weigh around 49kg asap... :) no strict diet please. should i cut carbs or how? please tell me.
    please suggest breakfast, lunch and dinner menu.
    is salad dressing low in fat??

    • ANSWER:
      Try south beach diet
      Breakfast - Egg white omelet
      Lunch - Romaine salad with chicken
      Dinner - Baked fish with steamed veg

  13. QUESTION:
    Good diet plan and excercises for my friend to lose 20 pounds?
    My friend is really concerned about her weight. She's 13 and she weighs 144.8 lbs. She doesn' like to tell anybody her weight, not even her parents. She only tells me about her weight. Do you know a good diet plan and excercise plan to help her lose 20-25 lbs? (BTW: shes 5'4 and she doesnt wanna be too muscular)

    Thanks! :)

    • ANSWER:
      tell her to eat 1400 calories to start off eat fruit in the morning like apple and bannana and lunh salad or fruit maybe yogurt and then for dinner tell her to eat half of what she normally eats and water good luck to your friend

  14. QUESTION:
    an exercise plan and diet that works pretty fast?
    So I'm a figure skater and I do quite a lot of training but I really want to lose weight! I'm not fat, a lot of me is muscle, but I definitely am not skinny and I would like to be :( I'm not lazy, I've tried so much things! Diet plans, exercise plans, everything! I even have a personal trainer but I'm obviously doing something wrong.

    Does anyone have a diet and an exercise plan that's worked for them that you could share with me, please?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to have muscle to be a figure skater! You can't be scrawny AND strong. The power and grace of figure skating is beautiful. Love yourself :)

      Just eat REALLY healthy, no chips, pop, anything except once every 2 weeks, or after a meet/competition. You should get plenty of exercise from figure skating, but ask your coach if there is anything you need to work on strength/toning/cardio-wise and get an exercise plan from them. That way you're working towards being a better figure skater AND working out :)

  15. QUESTION:
    Can someone help me design a diet plan that would help me lose weight?
    I already planned myself an exercise plan for me to workout 4-6 days a week and I am having trouble what kind of diet to stick to?
    My doctor recommended me to eat a 1500 calorie diet in order to lose some weight.
    I just have trouble what food I should eat daily.
    I know I am not going to eat any sweets or drink any soda.
    Also I plan to eat more fruits and vegetables so can anyone please help me out on this.

    • ANSWER:
      Use an online food journal to keep track of what you are eating. Fitday.com is free and tracks not only calories but other nutrition as well as exercise. This gives you a good picture of how your diet is now so you can see at a glance where you need work. Adding more fruits and veggies is always a good idea. Cut out not only sweets, but also junk, fast, fried, and processed foods. Switch to whole grains for things like breads, cereal, rice, and pasta. Drink just plain water or unsweetened tea. If you like juice, have the fruit instead to get more fiber and save calories. Snack on fresh fruits and veggies instead of chips, cookies, crackers, leftovers, etc.

      Some may recommend a no-carb or extremely low carb diet, but that isn't healthy. Instead switch to whole grains and limit portion size to about 1/4 of your meal from carbs. An easy way to do this is divide your plate into quarters. First fill half with fresh fruits and veggies. The other quarters are for the lean protein and whole grains. This gets you lots of fresh produce, limiting fat and calories, but still a balanced diet.

      Breakfast should be whole grain unsweetened cereal or oatmeal with some fruit. Lunch and dinner should use the dividing plate method mentioned above. If you have a meat sandwich, load it up with veggies like spinach, tomato, onion, sprouts, mushrooms, green pepper, etc. Go easy on mayo and other creamy dressings.

  16. QUESTION:
    What is a proper workout/ diet plan for a 13 year old boy?
    He is 5'2 and 152.5 pounds. Plays basketball but season is almost over. Wants to go into a football league that requirs you to be 130lbs (healthy/normal weight) Does anyone know a good diet plan, and a workout plan that's proper for a 13 year old over weight boy ?

    • ANSWER:
      Just jog every morning in your neighborhood. if u have a treadmill, use it. Eat more healthy and toss the junk food

  17. QUESTION:
    What is a good meal plan for a diet?
    I've been trying to lose weight because thats my new years resolution BUT I dont know what type of diets there are. Diet pills are like the only thing I come across but im not old enough for them. Can someone tell me a good diet plan

    • ANSWER:
      There are a plethora of fad diets out there, but I find what works for me is a diet composed of 40% protein, 40% carbohydrates and 20% mostly healthy fats. I do not let my fat intake go lower than 20% as fat is necessary for hormone production.

      Instead of advocating one diet theory over another, I will tell you what to avoid. If you avoid the following, you'll have absolutely no trouble losing weight (an exercise program thrown into the mix always helps, of course):

      - Avoid refined sugar. It has no nutritional value.
      - Avoid refined carbs such as potato chips, cakes, cookies
      - Avoid fast food. They're loaded with garbage and calorically dense.

      Try and eat smaller, healthful meals more regularly - as opposed to the standard breakfast, lunch and dinner.

      Don't go too low on the caloric intake as it will cause your body to go into a state of shock and it will adapt to your new energy intake and actually make it harder for you to lose weight.

      Don't be afraid to experiment with your diet plan to see what works for your body. Everyone is different, there is no one size fits all plan.

  18. QUESTION:
    What is the best diet plan you have followed?
    I need a diet plan to kick start a weight loss diet and exercise programme. I plan to follow a diet plan then return to healthy eating when I have lost some weight. I was wondering about slim fast but are there any better suggestions?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      well i have to say cut done on carbohydrates(pasta'spuds rice'bread) and alcohol if you drink.My husdand was diagnoised with diabetes and his nurse advised on the above to help control his sugar level and to help control weight.So i tried it and lost a stone in weight with no extra excerise and have the above foods in moderation.Hope this is some use.

  19. QUESTION:
    What are some good ideas for following a new alkaline diet plan?
    Due to fatigue and constipation, I recently started a new alkaline diet plan. I am having trouble planning meals and figuring out which foods I should eat and which ones to avoid with this new diet. If I am changing my life with the alkaline diet plan, I want to be sure to do it right. I need suggestions and tips to stay on track with my diet.

    • ANSWER:
      An alkaline diet can be very tricky and confusing until you get on track. Salad is always a good idea for this diet. Try to find dark leafy greens to add to your salad rather than iceburg lettuce. Iceburg lettuce does not have as high of a nutrient content. Furthermore, try some fresh fruit with your salad or as a snack. Fruits are a great choice for a high alkaline diet, as they are high in fiber. Fiber rich foods will help with your constipation.

      In order to keep acid levels down in vegetables, be sure to not overcook them. High alkaline foods are better when eaten raw or steamed. If you overcook the food, it could turn acidy. Next suggestion is to limit you amount of sugar and flour. This includes avoiding or limiting breads, pastas, rice, bread, and noodles. Also it is a good idea to avoid dairy products when possible. Dairy products can cause extra acid in the body. Finally, it is important to avoid sugary drinks such as soda. When possible drink water or a healthy green tea. Good luck with the new diet.

  20. QUESTION:
    How much can you loose after following GM diet plan?
    Going through a number of diet plans, I have found the GM diet to be a very reasonable and do-able one. But I have doubt as to how much can one loose after going through this plan. Need expert answers from people who have either followed the plan or are aware of the plan.

    • ANSWER:
      it didnt work for me but every one is different give it a try what could it hurt

  21. QUESTION:
    Can someone put together my girlfriend a diet and exerisie plan?
    Shes not fat but she thinks she needs to tone up around her hips and her thighs and get a flatter stomach. Shes a size 8-10-12, she also will not go to a gym because she dosen't like them lol.
    Can someone put together a basic weekly diet plan and a exersise plan.
    Thankyou

    • ANSWER:
      changing your diet to only healthy foods is the best thing you can do and will ensure you will lose weight if combine with walking everyday especially.

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

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

      (btw, recommend you also to buy an electronic food steamer ((Very cheap)) and a rice cooker as makes it very easy to prepare healthy meals ,,add a bit of olive oil and pepper, spices on top of steamed vegeatables, fish or chicken to add more taste if wish as these are healthy too.)

  22. QUESTION:
    How to control the Obesity - Give any Exercise Plan and Diet Plan?
    Friends, any idea About the Exercise Plan and Diet Plan and how to contorl the Weight.

    • ANSWER:
      The simplest and the most basic principle is to reduce food intake, especially the fat content, and increasing physical activity. Increasing physical activity alone is not an easy way to lose weight unless one combines it with a reduction of fat intake. Physical activity includes walking, jogging, swimming, cycling, aerobics or any other household activity such as cleaning, washing, climbing stairs etc. The sense of well-being and weight loss motivates an individual to make changes in his or her diet as well. The best way of keeping a good control on ones dietary intake is to keep a daily diary, and writing down whatever one eats as one eats. Avoid high oil content in the curries and do not use butter on chappatis, which may be tasty without the fat. The doctor or health care provider evaluates the daily diet and plans a diet providing calories enough to maintain the weight below the ideal body weight.

      Increase your physical; activity and reduce the intake of food. Your initial goal of weight loss therapy should be to reduce the bodyweight by 10% from baseline. With success, further weight loss can be attempted. Weight loss should be 1-2 kg for 6 months. Reducing dietary fat alone without reducing calories is not sufficient for weight loss. Reducing dietary fat along with dietary carbohydrates can help reduce calories. Weight maintenance program should be priory after 6 months.

      In order to maintain one’s weight, calories consumed should be equal to calories used. Energy balance is like a scale. When calories consumed are more than calories used, it results in weight gain. Let physical activity tip the scale in your favour. You can perform aerobic exercises 30 minutes a day thrice week. Avoid a sedentary lifestyle.

      Certain medicines are also available for weight reduction. There are two main types of weight reducing drugs: one class decreases appetite while the other prevents dietary fat from being absorbed by the body. These drugs should be taken only with doctor's advice, as there are a lot of side effects related with their use. Surgery to cure obesity should be undertaken as the last resort for people who are very obese, have tried all the other options available and have medical problems. The main surgical option is to have your stomach banded or stapled so that it cannot accommodate more food. Why not eat less voluntarily?

  23. QUESTION:
    im about 300 lbs. what is a good diet plan and exercise plan to lose weight?
    im really over weight and i want to be at most 175 lbs. im willing to stay focused and reach my goal. What i want is to have muscle definition in my whole upper body. not body builder definition just medium definition. the only problem is that i dont know how to plan a good diet. i have the basics such as eat breakfast and have 5 or so smaller meals each day. is there a diet plan and exercise that people have followed to lose weight and sculpt muscle?

    • ANSWER:
      Try the lil Jack excersie plan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKCGe2Ezris it really works

  24. QUESTION:
    Can you get a diet plan by asking a doctor?
    I read in an article that if you ask a doctor, they'll give you a diet plan.
    Is it true? Can you really ask the doctor for a diet plan and an exercise plan to fit your needs? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      After reading your question I saw you were interested in optimizing your nutrition [(-:] so even though I may not be able to answer your question exactly as you may have wanted it answered, I thought I would take the time to pass on some pointers I have learned the hard way from my own bad 'uninformed' choices, so you could learn about good advice and bad advice about good nutritional choices.

      I am always impressed that there is oftentimes some good advice and good links from people helping others through Yahoo_Answers.

      After having many bad health problems from listening to people who knew very little about the consequences of choosing LOW nutritional statistics, I really-really encourage you to learn from good nutritionists what to eat for a life time. [See below]

      My best to you and to your future health,
      A1

      Source(s):

      I have learned what I now know after my own lengthy research efforts to improve my health - after ‘FINALLY’ listening to unbiased researching nutritionists. I have shared extensively concerning the most critical nutritional statistics that are common to us all at: <> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylv=3?qid=20091001043901AADPO4H <>

      Also, after all my previous health problems due to following a-lot of bad advice, I can now understand the frustrations of other health researchers in the following quote within “The China Study” by T Colin Campbell pg 1: >>==>

      “Even though information and opinions are plentiful, very few people truly know what they should be doing to improve their health.”

      “This isn’t because the research hasn’t been done. It has. But the real science has been buried beneath a clutter of irrelevant or even harmful information – junk science, fad diets and food industry propaganda.”

      “The China Study” by T Colin Campbell pg 1

  25. QUESTION:
    What is a good diet and workout plan?
    I need a diet plan and a workout plan that will allow me to lose weight quickly but healthy. I am 165 now and would like to get down to 130. I know that it will most likely take several months. I am also wanting to super tone my stomach so any tips will help. Tips will be appreciated. Thanks.
    I am a girl - 5'3 tall

    • ANSWER:
      Mainly lean protein and veggies.

      Some carbs like pasta, bread etc, within moderation (otherwise you'll give in to temptation and have a horrific binge which will set you back, mainly emotionally)

      Dont neglect breakfast. Kickstart the metabolism. Eat about 6 'meals' a day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner and 3 more in between.

      You dont say how tall you are. You're a girl, right?
      Im gonna guess that you're 5'3. You'll need something like 1200 calories per day assuming you will be working out.

      at least 30 mins of cardio 3 or 4 times per week.
      Ideally include some resistance training. DONT worry about getting all big and bulky like a bodybuilder! Assuming you're a girl, you just dont have the necessary testosterone required to get such a physique. It'll help, and increase your metabolism at rest.

  26. QUESTION:
    Im going on a diet I want to be in shape Chris Hemsworth was during Thor, I need food plan and exercise plan?
    Im 6'5" 257 pounds, 21 years old I played sports in high school I gained weight after. So I'm trying to get back on track, So if you know a exercise plan and a food diet plan that I can follow in order to get the results I need to achieve.

    • ANSWER:
      INTERVAL TRAINING!!!! do a lot of whole body work outs using your own body weight, in intervals.....so for example (get an interval timer) 1 minute or burpes, 1 minute of squats, 1 minute plank hold, 1 minute push ups and then repeat for 20 minutes (Or build yourself up to 20 minutes and start at 10 minutes!!)
      If you like to run, then also sprint for 30seconds-1minute and then walk at a decent pace for 30second-1 minute and continue that for 20 minutes.
      Work outs are the MOST effective when they are short but really intense....so you really have to put your all into it.....if you must shorten the time so it's bearable for you, but do not under any circumstance soften the intensity....the time you can work up, but the intensity should be there!!

      So one day you do the interval work out, next day do the interval running.....maybe look up some work outs on you tube.... i LOVE zuzana from body rock tv on you tube you should check her out and do her work outs!!! they are intense!! and plus you're a guy .....shes hot!! so fun to watch while working out i would imagine:)

      as for eating drink A LOT of water, up your veggie and fruits!!!! especially eating them raw!!

      personally, i make a HUGE green juice in the morning like 1 litter (If you don't have a juicer you can use a blender and a nut milk bag) look up recipes they are really great for you!! and I love adding things like fresh (You crack it yourself fresh!)young thai coconut water into them!! (and then use the flesh for making a yummy dessert!! by mixing with raw cocao powder, a little RAW honey, optional (But really good for you) i add a teaspoon of spirilina for some added green power!) then blend away!

      for a snack, 10-15 almonds and 2 pieces of fruit like apples or whatever
      lunch HUGE salad with chicken or turkey, spinach, tomatoes, whole avocado, cucumber, red onion make the dressing yourself with extra virgin olive oil and some lemon or balsamic vinaigrette

      another snack more fruit, veggies like carrots and celery

      and dinner lean meat or fish, and the rest of your plate filled with veggies use dark green leafy veggies as much as possible like kale, and spinach (steamed,roasted or raw veggies) and instead of rice or pastas have some quinoa its rally good for you, and yummy! i think you can even get pasta now that's made from quinoa!!!! you really want to stay away from bread, pastas and rice because it turns into sugar even whole wheat is really not that great, better then white....but still.

      I also really like making wraps out of Nori, roll it up with some sprouts,red pepper slices,and home made guacamole....yum!!!

  27. QUESTION:
    How well will the HCG drops work with out the 500 diet plan?
    I have been trying my best to stick to the 500 calorie plan, but I haven't been successful. I'll be good with the diet for half the day, and then mess up durning the day, because i am so hungry. I know I won't have the same results as if I was doing good. Have any of you done this diet without the strict diet and it actually worked?

    • ANSWER:
      Anna the 500 calories per day is the only reason the diet does work for the few that are able to actually stick to it.
      The drops do not contain any hcg since it is illegal to sell the hormone without a prescription. See the attached article.

      A much healthier and successful plan is to eat 1200 calories per day of whole fresh foods. You can eat lots of high fiber foods that are low in calories so they help to satiate the appetite.
      Good luck.

  28. QUESTION:
    Where can i find a healthy diet plan?
    My brothers wedding is in 3 weeks and i want to look good in my dress, but lately i have been gaining a lot of weight. i need a healthy diet (or not even a diet) plan. i want to lose a few pounds for the dress, but not to go extreme.

    • ANSWER:
      The USDA has a web site:

      http://www.mypyramid.gov/

      It tells you how to eat healthy and even gives some sample menus.

  29. QUESTION:
    What is a good work out and diet plan for an ectomorph?
    hey, im 20 years old 6'2ish and i weigh 154pounds or a bit over, i am guessing i am an ectomorph because i am tall and kinda thin, i am really wanting to gain weight and muscle but im not sure what foods i am supposed to eat and when to eat them i go to the gym and have a program and im slowly getting toned but i want to gain bulk i was hoping some one could help me by providing a diet plan and work out plan for an ectomorph.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    Could somebody PLEASE Give me an effective Diet/Exercise plan?
    I want to be a size 5 before December. I have a while, but not really THAT long enuogh time.

    I'm 15 and.. I'm a size 15-17.
    Give me a good and effective exorcise plan with a good diet plan too. I also have a trampoline, and I'm planning on jumping on there for about an hour everyday, would that be good exorcise?

    • ANSWER:
      Dude... you have a trampoline and you're not thin!?
      If I had one, I'd be on there 24/7!! Lol!!
      Yes its very good exorcise! People like me are stuck running, how boring lol. Yes, do it as long as you want!!
      I'm 15 too, btw.
      Uhm...
      Mmk.
      Wake up early. Like, 5 or something to exorcise. It burns more calories when you wake yourself up early.
      Exorcise before you eat.

      My mom isn't rich, so we live off of cereal, fruits and veggies. Well, that's not all we eat, but that's my main diet lol. I only eat three normal meals a day and whenever my stomach feels empty. Don't eat when you're bored!! Or force yourself to eat when you're full.
      Oh, and yogurt. Yogurt=AWESOME.

      Drink alot of water. It will keep you from craving and its a necessity for life, basically.

      I've always been normal weight, but if I didn't do these things, I'd be fat as hell. [not calling you fat lol]

  31. QUESTION:
    Is this a good diet plan(diet plan is below)?
    Breakfast: Special K cereal, an apple, and coffee.
    Lunch: Grilled Chicken, banana, granola bar, and diet coke.
    Dinner: Same as lunch, but with an apple instead of a banana.
    This is my diet plan! I'm starting it tomorrow. Is there anything that you think I should change? And I would also like you to give me more healthy things that I can eat! Thanks! (:

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    Would someone make me up a diet plan?
    Would some experienced person help me with making up a diet plan? Exercises and diet.

    Info:
    Female
    Age: 14
    Weight: 126 pounds.
    Height: 5'3 1/4 .

    If you could help as much as you can that would be great.
    P.S Please don't say I am only 14 and don't need to worry about weight. I don't want to lose a drastic amount of weight.

    Thanks.

    10points best answer.

    • ANSWER:
      Breakfast:
      one piece of toast
      fruit--like a banana
      Lunch:
      very lean meals
      poultry (not friend) sandwich
      vegetables--green beans, mushrooms, bell peppers, etc
      Snack:
      nuts (have protein)
      raisins (kinda nasty--but healthy)
      fruit (again)
      Dinner:
      Fish (salmon, prawns)
      Or pasta with vegetables
      Dessert:
      Fruit (again)
      Good luck

  33. QUESTION:
    What is a good diet plan for a 14 year old girl?
    I am 5'3 and 162 lbs. I have recently lost 25 lbs. My goal weight is to be 130 lbs. I want to get to this by the end of my freshman year. I already exercise every other day with this exercise plan. Now, I need a diet plan. Please help(:

    • ANSWER:
      Breakfast:

      Skimmed milk with half a cup of fresh raspberry's and another fruit of your choice, mixed with a low fat cereal of your choice, preferably wheatabix.

      Lunch:

      A simple sandwhich. Brown bread with meat of your choice, NO mayonaise or anything like that! Chuck in some cucumber, tomato or lettuce, any or all it's your choice with some orange juice on the side.

      Dinner:

      You can decide.

      -A healthy stir fry, make sure you have some meat in there for protein!
      -A fillet of cod, with a side of boiled potatoes with sweetcorn, greenbeans, broccoli, - vegetables are your choice!

      Good luck, this worked for me.

      .x

  34. QUESTION:
    I want to lose 20 pounds in 19 days is that possible? What diet plan should I follow?
    I am going to Florida on March 19, 2007. I weigh 120 IBS. What is the best thing I should do? I want to lose weight in my stomach and mainly in my thighs!

    I would like website that have free weight loss diet plans online or your personal plan as well!

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      To lose weight successfully,you should know:

      Low Fat Foods DON'T WORK.........
      You cannot lose weight using Low Fat Diets. Low fat foods have been popular for more than 15 years, but yet our society is getting more overweight as each year passes. This fact alone should tell you that eating a purely low fat menu is not the answer to losing weight.

      Low Calorie Diets DON'T WORK........
      You won't lose weight using a Low Calorie Dieting Plan either. In fact, eating low calories is the worst thing that you can do to your body, since that will only slow down your body's fat burning engine and ruin all chances of losing weight (low calorie diets may allow a few pounds of weight loss for the first few days, but then after that all weight loss comes to a halt --- known as a dieting plateau). You can never get slim by starving yourself.

      Low Carb Plans DON'T WORK.......
      You'll probably find it extremely difficult to get slim using a Low Carb Dieting Plan. Low carb diets have recently become popular over the last couple years, but the problem with low carb menus is that they are too strict and TOO HARD TO FOLLOW for average people. Low carb menus tend to rob your body of too much energy (carbohydrates) and make it nearly impossible to remain on the program for very long. This is why so many dieters find it difficult to follow a strict low carbohydrate menu.

      In fact,the food that you eat can either make you THIN or FAT!!!

      GO to the source below,,

      http://www.yesloseweight.com

      It will tell you the whole secret of weight loss and tell you how to lose weight by eating Chicken,Fish Filet,Cottage Cheese,sandwich and so on.You can find weight loss is so easy and so happy!!!!!

  35. QUESTION:
    Can someone give me a good diet/workout plan for me?
    I am 15 years old, I weigh about 168lbs, and I'm around 5'7".
    I would like to get down to about, 150lbs.
    I swim everyday, for an hour and a half.
    I don't always eat healthy, but I enjoy healthy foods.
    And, I usually don't eat lunch.
    Can someone give me a good workout plan and diet plan for me

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      I am always impressed that there is oftentimes some good advice and good links from people helping others through Yahoo_Answers.

      After reading your question I saw you were interested in optimizing your nutrition [(-:] so even though I may not be able to answer your question exactly as you may have wanted it answered, I thought I would take the time to pass on some pointers I have learned the hard way from my own bad 'uninformed' choices, so you could learn about good advice and bad advice about good nutritional choices.

      After having many bad health problems from listening to people who knew very little about the consequences of choosing LOW nutritional statistics, I really-really encourage you to learn from good nutritionists what to eat for a life time. [See below]

      My best to you and to your future health,
      A1

      Source(s):

      I have learned what I now know after my own lengthy research efforts to improve my health - after ‘FINALLY’ listening to unbiased researching nutritionists. I have shared extensively concerning the most critical nutritional statistics that are common to us all at: <> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Ap_lYDPwvxx8oDPWF1qoSd_sy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20091005174358AAgZawf
      <>

      Also, after all my previous health problems due to following a-lot of bad advice, I can now understand the frustrations of other health researchers in the following quote within “The China Study” by T Colin Campbell pg 1: >>==>

      “Even though information and opinions are plentiful, very few people truly know what they should be doing to improve their health.”

      “This isn’t because the research hasn’t been done. It has. But the real science has been buried beneath a clutter of irrelevant or even harmful information – junk science, fad diets and food industry propaganda.”

      “The China Study” by T Colin Campbell pg 1

  36. QUESTION:
    Can someone evaluate my diet plan?
    Morning=
    2mg spirulina supplement and
    1 cup coffee (100 calories).

    Lunch
    Plenty of Water.

    Dinner
    1 glass of milk with a teaspoon of honey and
    1 medium sized apple abt the size of a tennis ball.

    I go to the gym for an hour a day doing running and cycling that burns about 200calories and weights.

    I know that doing this diet will make me fatigued and hungry all the time but being obese(BMI=34), even with my normal eating habits I alwys feel hungry and fatigued. So far I have been able to overcome these side effects because i'm already used to it. Plus I am pretty sure that I am getting enough nutrients through taking milk, apples and spirulina. But I just want to know if my diet plan is okay. I am planning to keep this up bout a month to kick start my weight loss and then I will switch back to eating regular meals with smaller portions after that.
    Hmm...about the sugar thing, I purposedly made sure I have alot of sugar and very little or no fat because I read that low fat diets work better than lowfat diets in helping lose fat. And about not eating enuff..I think Im ok with a little suffering. hehe.

    • ANSWER:
      That is a terrible diet plan! No offense. You have way too much sugar and you're certainly not eating enough.

      Instead of coffee have green tea and don't add milk or sugar to it and have a Kashi Go Lean wafer (only 150 calories) and lots of fiber and slow digesting protein. They're also low-glycemic so it won't spike your insulin.

      For lunch drink lots of water but have some soup or something. They have tonnes of soups out there that are 200 calories or less.

      For dinner, have chicken breast. It's only 200 calories for an entire breast and the protein will keep you full. Add some steamed veggies and maybe some rice or something.

      Go to www.calorieking.com and download the trial. It'll set you up with a caloric value. You shouldn't be eating less than 1100 calories a day for more than a week or too. It'll actually make you gain more weight because your body thinks it's starving and starts storing as much fat as possible.
      Speaking from experience, the best thing to do is portion control from the start. No pop, no candy/chocolate, no potato chips. Drink at least 2 litres of water a day and never be hungry, You should never feel starving after you eat. Ever.

      Sugars metabolize very quickly into fat. You're better off with complex carbohydrates like whole wheats and grains. Sugars also spike your insulin which can cause you to be hungry more often. You should be eating low-fat high-protein foods and monitoring your simple carbs.

  37. QUESTION:
    What diet plan finally worked for you?
    For those who have tried diet after diet, what program finally helped you to succeed in weight loss?

    • 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.

  38. QUESTION:
    does anyone have a diet plan of a raw food detox diet plan please?
    please an easy raw food detox diet plan with fresh juices you can make....i am 8 1/2 stone over weight and people are telling me to eat raw it will help the number of health issues i have and make me shrink.

    • ANSWER:
      In her book Rose outlines five levels, which include raw foods to varying degrees. Dieters undertake a series of questions in order to determine which level is the most suitable for them to commence the diet with. As dieters adjust to one level they may then progress through the different levels of the diet at their own pace.

  39. QUESTION:
    What is the best diet plan?
    What is the best, but fairly easy diet plan. I'm planning on working full-time while attending school. So, I will have 3-4 days to work out extensively. However, if I am planning on loosing 40 pounds what is simple diet plan I can follow as I work out that will help? Please, no "Weight watchers" or "Jenny Craig" stuff. I would prefer that someone who is knowledgeable in this are just take a few minuets a write something out. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Go to the professionals if losing some pounds of any description is what you want then I used a great website and coach who helped me. They were very friendly and gave me lots of great advice. I needed to lose 40 pounds and I did so fairly easily. The website is www.myhealthabc.com once you fill in your details then you can see the full range of products they have. The products really work and you feel great whilst losing weight, its all nutrition based.
      I lost all my weight in less than three months and they have helped me to keep it off. I would definitely recommend using them, the tips you get and encouragement are excellent (their advice and time is FREE). I am still with them so I stay healthy. If you just want to buy the products and not use the coaching then you can do that aswell, there is a link in there to email them so you can tell them you just want to buy and not speak to anyone. The owners will even advise you via email on what to purchase depending on what you want to lose, my sister did it this way (she was more self conscious than me) and lost 76 pounds in less than five months. These guys are just great, try them.
      Hope this helps, Stephanie

  40. QUESTION:
    Could someone help me build a diet plan?
    I'm 5''8 and im going to grade 10 in the university for high school its a private school. Well I was thinking if someone could help me I'm 122 pounds and my height is 5''8. I think I've been really eating junk stuff, so could anybody help me for a diet plan? Or just like health plan but not to much portions. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      OMG! You should try this. You can eat whatever you want and still lose 9 pounds in just 11 days! It really worked for me!I highly recommend it!

      http://tinyurl.com/lossfats

  41. QUESTION:
    What is a good diet plan/workout plan for a 15 year old male?
    I'm 15 going on 16 and I am about 5'11" and weigh around 280. I really want to lose a lot of weight but I just can't think of a diet and workout that'll work. Can anyone help me please?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi I am 15 and sot of a fitness maniac 5 3 and a half bout 140 all muscle trick is getting motivated first watch something motivating or listen to some music to get you in the spirit to workout that is what works for me cause honestly working out is not that fun =( if not and you can't just do it by yourself then join a team they will make you work. As far as the workout do bench, power cling, and squat. Start at 60% of your total max 10 reps then 70% 6 reps 80% 3 and 1 at 95% of your max every other day excluding weekends. everyother day is cardio as far as you can run and agilities as far as diet goes only eat meals no extra snacks other than that within reason anthing is fine keep up with this for about 6 weeks and you will definetly see results =)

  42. QUESTION:
    I need a diet plan and exercise plan?
    Im planning on loosing some weight this summer(maybe 20 lbs or so ) I dont have access to a gym though
    What should i be eating ? And what are good exercises to do?
    Could anyone list what i should be eating each day (weekly diet plan)
    Thanks i will choose best answer

    • ANSWER:
      Since your goal is just weight loss, I would focus on three things: your goals, what you eat, and cardio

      Since your long term goal is to lose 20lbs, make sure you have some short term goals so you stay on track (consider them checkpoints to your finish). Say "I will lose 5lbs in 2-3 weeks". It is definitely feasable and if you stick with it the fat will come off. Also, find something to motivate you, whether it be compliments from friends/family, looking good in a swimsuit, impressing someone, feeling healthy, etc. This will ensure that you dont give up

      You should be eating natural foods that contain whole grains, as well as green veggies, fish, lean meat, eggs, nuts, fruit, and water. Shoot for a bunch of small meals a day (6 is perfect, eating every 3hrs) and use spices that are low in calories to add excitement to your meals

      For exercise, I would suggest going outside and running/jogging depending on your physical condition. running outside burns more calories than a treadmill and is more fun. Since a gym is not an option find some things around the house to use as free weights if you want to do strength training. If not you can pick some up at a sports store. Some of the best athletes train with nothing but sandbags! You can find inexpensive/free items to help you lose weight. Best of luck to you

  43. QUESTION:
    What is a good diet plan to lose weight?
    I have been stressed out in the past 4 months with school. The tests and grades are really stressing me out wich has led me to overeat. I have put on 10lbs and really want to lose them. I'll follow the diet, but then I'll give in and binge an put on even more weight. I really want to lose the weight and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for a diet plan. I don't eat meat and want a diet plan that is like 1200 calories.

    • ANSWER:
      try the Lil jack workolut
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKCGe2Ezris
      it really helps

  44. QUESTION:
    What's best free diet/exercise plan for weight loss?
    I'm not overweight, but i'm gaining some weight that I really don't need (from bad eating habits). So what are some good diet plans/ exercise plans for weight loss that are online? For free!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I've been yo-yo dieting for 20+ years and I can tell you with confidence that the best free plan is:

      Eat less and move more. It's that simple. It's the only thing that works for life.

  45. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a personalized strict diet plan for me?
    i tried eating healthy, but i never knew if i was really eating right. can u give me info on a healthy diet. a strict, formal, straight-forward diet? i want to be able to know what exactly to eat and at what time. I do well when i have a straight-forward plan.

    • ANSWER:
      I have lost 10 pounds now using http://www.sparkpeople.com
      You have to commit TIME to log in your food daily, but it helps you set up goals, see how many calories you should be consuming, log your calories and excercise, and has loads of into on exercises you can do plus forums for encouragement.
      To help count calories, there is http://www.calorieking.com or http://www.caloriecounting.com
      The best thing is, sparkpeople is ALL free. A millionaire started it and sank millions into it himself to "help people".
      I tried it before and wasn't faithful to log or watch my calories. I am more faithful this time, and am seeing results. Good luck...this battle is SO hard. I feel your pain.

  46. QUESTION:
    Give me a sample diet plan for a person on 1800 calories a day?
    If you can and have time, please give me a sample diet plan for an 1800 calorie a day diet for a 7year old child. He has recent weight loss so his calorie intake was increased.

    • ANSWER:
      Children that age are very fussy. Sometimes the child is just not hungry. The amount you wish him/her to eat is quite a bit for that age. I have found a reference to guide you, but not knowing your budget or culture, nor what the child prefers, I couldn't speculate on how to feed the child. Calcium and iron at the MDR are necessary. I imagine the child is taking a daily good quality multi vitamin. You will have to draw from your knowledge to put together fruit, vegetables, cereal, dairy, protein to produce a menu that doesn't require separate meals for family members.

  47. QUESTION:
    can anyone give me a workout plan/ diet plan?that works or worked. i want to lose weight?
    i want to lose about 15-20lbs
    im planning to go on a diet on sat.
    how much weight can i lose in about a month

    • ANSWER:
      I found this blog about a diet plan that apparently worked for my friend. She gave good reviews about it. Check it out
      http://carbdietreviews.blogspot.com/
      Hope it helps!

  48. QUESTION:
    NEED Help with diet plan and shopping list, I did some quizzes and the best diet so far for me is HIGH FIBER?
    OK I am not interested in spending money every week and paying fees. This is the internet, there has to be some place to get a Diet plan AND shopping list for free!! My question has two parts: ONE does anyone know where to get a ABSOLOUTLY FREEEEE Diet Profile and SHOPPING LIST? And TWO: Does anyone have a Diet plan and shopping list for the HIGH FIBER DIET? I took several online tests and quizzes from places like ediets, diets, so on so on haha even celebrity fit club. But the most common answer for me since I am on the run, am a total fast food, microwave food, skip meals, only eat once or twice a day usually in the evening kinda gal WAS recommended to do the HIGH FIBER DIET. Any and all help on this would be so appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      This menu planning site is written by a Registered Dietitian, and includes a diet wide in variety, including fiber. The site includes recipes and shopping lists.

      Boost fiber in the diets by choosing whole wheat products whenever possible: breads, pasta, cereals (hot adn cold), including dried beans and peas in your meals, nuts, fresh fruit, coconut, and all sorts of vegetables whenever possible.

      http://www.uclick.com/client/adv/mu/

  49. QUESTION:
    What would be the best diet plan for a girl of a younger age?
    I would like to lose a some pounds, and stay in shape. Since spring just started I will be excising a couple times a week, but I need a diet plan. Currently, I am eating whatever I get my eyes on. I am 117lbs, and 5"4', and I am slowly gaining weight. What is a diet I can use, or what can I change my diet to, without getting sick from malnutrition, from being a teenage girl. I would really appreciate an organized, well working diet. Please and thank-you.

    • ANSWER:
      Ok, the 'safest' bet here is to first, examine your eating habits. Could you take the turkey and lettuce sandwich at lunch rather than the pizza? Maybe take a low-fat vanaigrette dressing with your greens instead of fatty ranch. Cut out the soda or replace it with diet options or flavor water. Eating healthy should get your body functioning at its best. Better skin,sleep and so many other benefits come from a healthy diet.

      For losing weight if you eat healthy- First, calculate your BMR. Eat that amount of calories every day. BMR calculators can be found from a google search.

      Exercise in the spring is easier. Join track! Track, softball or swimming will help you out big time.

      I really don't think you need to lose weight, but it is your choice.

  50. QUESTION:
    What is the best diet plan to follow for weight loss?
    I need to lose 20 pounds by summer and I need a easy diet plan to follow. I work 2 jobs and don't have a lot of time to prep food. I'd like a diet plan that uses minimal processed foods and doesn't take a long time to prepare. Has anyone found a diet plan that works for them? I will be incorporating some exercise as well, but I have a knee injury that prevents me from doing anything with much impact.

    • ANSWER:
      Look like your are very busy, but why not just Power walk 45 mins daily, but you have to walk faster, like jogging to burn FAT. And you can buy some apple, orange , can of tuna (in water), instant oatmeal (120 cal per bag), 2 boxes of eggs (hard boil), zero yogurt etc. they dont need too much time to prepare, you can hard boil 12 eggs for 2 -3 days, oatmeal, you just need add hot water for it. try to keep your cal within 1200-1400 cals, and power walk for 45 mins daily, you will lose 1 lb weekly or more. but you have to walk faster not shopping speed. 45 mins is about 5-6KM. Take care !


Underactive Thyroid Diet

Copyright (c) 2010 George Plaza

If you've got an underactive thyroid, you know that constant fatigue and weight gain are your constant companions, or least something you worry about. You feel drained of energy and life, unable to do the activities you once loved. You may be too overweight to the activities you once enjoyed, too, or you're just too tired to get out and do them. Can an underactive thyroid diet help you regain the energy and lose the weight, so that you can get back to livingc

The answer is pretty complicated, because an underactive thyroid diet can never actually "cure" you of hypothyroidism. However, if you follow a well balanced diet and have proper nutrition, including nutrients that can increase your energy and help you lose weight, you can absolutely take back at least some control.

When you feel better, you can also be more active, and when you exercise more, you can say goodbye to exhaustion and start feeling even better. Your ultimate objective should be to do 45 minutes to an hour of physical activity and exercise a day, and you don't have to exceed your abilities to it. Simply start slow, such as taking a walk every day, and then do more as you feel like it.

The underactive thyroid diet isn't difficult to follow, either. Really, it's just a healthy diet that you put together yourself; it's comprised of fresh fruits and vegetables, new proteins like skinless chicken or ground turkey, and some healthy fats such as olive oil. You should also include some low-fat dairy.

A supplement called Active Fiber can complete your diet and help you retain good health, as can soy protein drinks.

Carbohydrates should be used sparingly in an underactive thyroid diet, with most of them coming from fruits and vegetables. For example, leafy green vegetables such as spinach are a good carbohydrate source. Whole grains, too, should be included, things like brown rice and oatmeal. Don't make even complex carbohydrates a mainstay of your diet, though. Instead, eat them moderately; extra fiber is important especially if you suffer from constipation due to your hypothyroidism.

If you are a vegetarian, not to worry. You can also construct your own underactive thyroid diet, but you need to make sure you get enough protein. You can get protein from nut butters like peanut butter, and from nuts themselves. Meat replacement products can help as well, and you should certainly get vegetables, which also contain protein. Soy protein is an especially good choice, because it contains the 20 essential amino acids; a good naturally based protein drink can give you the daily-recommended amounts of what you need.

If you're following an underactive thyroid diet, you should avoid foods that have a lot of preservatives; although these are good for the "shelflife" of certain foods, your body doesn't like them at all. Most of these highly preserved foods have lots of chemicals in them, like synthetic colors and flavors, so natural alternatives are better.

An underactive thyroid diet isn't really special -- it's just a healthy, well-balanced meal plan that delivers the nutrition you need for health, energy, and well being.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to control an underactive thyroid through diet and exersisie alone?
    I don't want to go to the doctor but my thyroid is not working real well. Just curious if it could be controlled with out medication? I heard that iodine and selenium were both good for your thyroid. Want to know if that is true? I've never been on the medication for it and i'd prefer not to start if I can help it.

    • ANSWER:
      Not usually. A rare few might be able to be helped with iodine if it was an iodine deficiency that caused the thyroid condition and it was caught early. However, most will need thyroid medication. If your body does not priduce thyroid hormone, it will continue to cause symptoms until you cannot stand it any longer. It can even cause heart problems if left untreated, as hypothyroidism causes elevated cholesterol levels. If you want a natural approach, you could try Armour or Nature-throid.

  2. QUESTION:
    Can diet pills cause lump in throat and underactive thyroid?
    Can Phedra Cut XT (stimulates thyroid function) diet pills cause thyroiditis/goiter and underactive thyroid?

    If so, is it temporary? I am on levothyroxine to shrink it :(

    • ANSWER:
      After the birth of my daughter I took diet pills to lose weight. A few months later my thyroid gland was swollen so much that it looked like I ha a golf ball sized lump in my throat. I was given medication and it shrunk and I had no problems for years. About 10 years later I started gaining weight and with each passing year more symptoms came on. Today I am hypothyroid (underactive) Do I think there was a connection?....most likely.

  3. QUESTION:
    Will the atkins diet help you to lose weight if you have an underactive thyroid?
    I recently found out my thyroid is underactive and that is why I have struggled with my weight for so long. Does anyone know if the atkins diet will work with and underactive thyroid? I am already on meds for my thyroid and it seems to be normal at times when they check it and others off a little. I have only had blood work done twice though.

    • ANSWER:
      I also have an under active thyroid and have tried a low calorie diet, and have lost weight. My aunt does the Atkins diet and she seem to loose weight on it ( and she also has an under active thyroid). I hope it helps. I think once you are stable at a normal level, then you will just have to try a little hard then other to loose the weight. Good Luck.

  4. QUESTION:
    Underactive thyroid diet?
    Hi,
    I have underactive thyroid detected when i was 19yr and since then taking pills, in the beginning for first 3-5years i was taking eltroxin ,my periods were ok and my weight was fine,,26inch waist..but since i have started taking levothyroxine from last 6-7 years..i have gained lot of weight,symptoms have gone worst now...GP says its normal....my period cycle has changed to 40-45 days..difficulty in conceiving...2 miscarriages.. I dont know what can i do..even though I watch wht i eat..i do yoga...still no results...no libido at all...its affecting me badly now...could anybody tell me wht to do...what should i eat..wht should i avoid...

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Tell your problems to your doctor. Otherwise visit another endocrinologist to get second opinion about the medicine and the dosage.

      As I have suffered from the same disease, I can suggest following:

      1. Reducing your weight is top most priority. I was given hormone therapy to reduce weight, but I decided against it and reduced weight with yoga, walking, playing badminton and strictest diet control. Eat healthy diet of around 1200 calories, and most of the calories should come from fruits, raw veg salads, boiled vegetables.

      2. Cook and eat fresh food.

      3. Do yoga poses and yoga breathing for at least an hour or more..Read more here
      http://www.yoga-for-beginners-a-practical-guide.com/yoga-for-hypothyroidism.html

      Hope this helps

  5. QUESTION:
    Do you have diet suggestions for an underactive thyroid?
    I have hypothyroid and in less than a year I went from 110lbs to 178lbs. I am depressed andI have isolated myself because I am too embarrased to go anywhere or date. I have tried to lose the weight but have had no luck.

    • ANSWER:
      Hypothyroidism slows your metabolism and that's why you gain weight. The thyroid gland needs iodine to make thyroid hormones which are active, iodized forms of thyronine which is the hormone. Anything that gives you iodine is good, seafood, salt and stuff like that.
      Most important question, have you seen a doctor? And if you have, are you getting thyroid replacement therapy? And if you are, is your level therapeutic? As your weight gain should have improved if your thyroid hormone levels are good.
      Watch your calories, trying to keep between 1200 to 1500 calories if you're a woman and exercise drinking lots of WATER as well.

  6. QUESTION:
    Now! about underactive thyroid diet.?
    Okay I will,but if I make a typo error,do not stop me with your Ooops please.
    Having said this much,when asking for help from the websites,they tend to be contradictory.
    One says it is bad to eat the following i.e no apples,no avocado,no pear,no ,no no.I hardly have a good appetite anyhow,so how can a person get a decent reply?
    Some imply the reverse of the previous one said..What or who to believe? I only want to lose 3,or 4 pounds I reckon I will have to do it in an impartial way according the way I feel.What say the responders me wonders...
    Yes,yes I read the community guidelines enough said.Only need some advice.No more,no less.
    Advance thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Your question is unclear.

      You're either extremely fat or extremely thin.

      Extremely fat - eat less and exercise more.

      Extremely thin - eat more and get a grip!

      It's that simple.

  7. QUESTION:
    I just started taking meds for my underactive thyroid, how long till I lose weight without diet or exercise?
    Im handicapped and I dont like dieting thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      As the other answerers said, it's not definite that you will lose weight just by taking thyroid medication. While it should definitely boost your metabolism and energy level, it probably won't drastically make you lose weight.

      As far as how long it will take for effects to be felt, my endocrinologist says about 10-12 weeks.

      If you are really trying to lose weight, I'd start by just making simple changes - maybe one small change every week. For instance, you could try to drink a glass of water before every meal. This way, you will stay hydrated and also it will fill your stomach, helping you eat less. For exercise, even if you're handicapped, you can still take small measures that can help. I'm not sure on your particular case, but you can try tightening your muscles in your body one by one throughout the day (contracting, and relaxing repeatedly).

      While you mentioned you don't want to diet, again, try just taking small steps toward eating healthier. Eat more fruits and veggies, and lean protein like chicken breasts and fish. If you want ice cream though, have it - just try to keep your portions controlled.

      I really think you'll start to feel better soon. I have hypothyroidism, and when my TSH levels were high, I felt so tired all the time, I didn't want to do anything. Try to keep your spirits up, and make sure your doctor rechecks your thyroid levels in a couple months. Good luck :)

  8. QUESTION:
    Is this a vaguely healthy diet with my underactive thyroid?
    Basically, I have an underactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) and although I take my daily tablets, I've noticed a lot of weight gain in the last 6 months, about a stone! And my diet isn't too bad really, I eat quite healthy.
    But, are these things i've eaten over the last two days fairly healthy? Or not healthy enough etc?

    Day 1:
    Cornflakes with semi-skimmed milk
    Banana
    Activia yoghurt
    Handful of raisins
    BLT sandwich
    handful of grapes
    apple
    sausage, heinz beans and chips

    Day 2:
    cornflakes with semi-skimmed milk
    Activia yoghurt
    orange
    banana
    raisins
    cheese, bacon and tomato pasta

    I know I need to eat more, because to speed up my metabolism due to my slow thyroid, I need to nourish it, but I'm wondering if these foods are a good starting point for trying to maintain my thyroid's health and lose a bit of spare weight? I'm 5"2, 17 and I do a regular amount of excersize.

    • ANSWER:

  9. QUESTION:
    underactive thyroid?
    I just started taking a herb to treat my underactive thyroid. Does anyone else have this same problem? What diet did you use to lose the extra weight?

    • ANSWER:
      hypothyroidism rarely responds to homeopathic treatment such as herbals. If it works for you great, but be sure to have your thyroid levels drawn to see if it is working. If not you may in fact need prescription medications.
      As for the extra weight, until you get the thyroid under control and functioning properly, the weight isn't going anywhere, first things first, deal with the thyroid, get normal levels and then the weight will come off nicely with just reducing your calories.

  10. QUESTION:
    Underactive thyroid can a change in diet change symptom.Medicine for the rest of my life?

    • ANSWER:
      You most likely need thyroid hormone for life, but some diet changes may help. Increase fiber to help with the symptom of constipation. Decrease carbs, as they are difficult to process with hypothyroidism. Reduce or avoid soy, as it slows down thyroid function. The supplement selenium can help with the conversion of T4 to T3. This can also be found in a Brazilian nut

  11. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to take any diet pills when i have an underactive thyroid if so what ones.?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are on medication for your hypothyroidism, then it would be risky to take any diet pills. Ingredients in diet pills can interfere with the absorption of your medication and make matters worse for you. Also, many diet pills contain caffeine which, when combined with thyroids meds, can interfere with your heart. As a thyroid patient myself, I have found that eating whole foods and exercising is the best road to weight loss, albeit slower. You'll be healthier in the long run if you change your diet and stay active. Also, there are a number of foods that hypothyroid patients should avoid: almonds, walnuts, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, soy (especially soy because it blocks the absorption of your medication). There are lots of great foods that you can eat instead: cashews, pecans, avocados, asparagus, etc. Stay away from artificial sweeteners. WebMD.com has great articles on hypothyroidism. Best of health to you!

  12. QUESTION:
    has anyone had success with vitamins and diet when treating an underactive thyroid..?
    does the weight come off?

    • ANSWER:
      The only thing that is going to treat an underactive thyroid is replacement thyroxine. You can take as many vitamins as you like, eat what you want or even dance naked through a forest if you want but without more thyroxine bugger all will change.

  13. QUESTION:
    home remedies for underactive thyroid hormone imbalance?
    can anyone suggest any home remedies for thyroid that are underactive, as i go to gym and diet but still not losing weight.

    • ANSWER:
      There are no home remedies although kelp tablets which have iodine in them are very good. The thyroid needs iodine but the tablets are not enough on their own. Don't listen to the doctors as they know nothing except thyroxine which does more harm than good.

      What you need is Armour Thyroid which helps reduce weight and gives you loads of energy. I and thousands of other use armour thyroid. I used to do triathlons before I was diagnosed with a low active thyroid. I am a male 6ft and my weight went up to 16 and a half stone and I could not loose much on thyroxine.

      Unfortunately you have to pay for it, but then how much is your health worth?

      Don’t worry you can feel better without that synthetic chemicals.

      First off all if you are in the UK, 99% of doctors do not know how to treat thyroid disease. They only know about Thyroxin which is a synthetic CHEMICAL and should not be in your body. It has many side affects, many don’t feel well on thyroxin as you may well find in a couple of months...weight gain, extreme fatigue, frequent bowel movements, puffy eyes and dry skin, and many others.

      People with under active thyroid glands who take Synthyroid (thyroxine) should be warned that this drug stimulates osteoclast activity, accelerating bone resorption, and leading to osteoporosis. Natural thyroid medication is available in most countries and is far superior.
      Thyroid disease has become epidemic, due to our stressful lives and ill-conceived diets. Soy, in particular, which is used so widely now, suppresses thyroid function and should be banned in all its forms.

      In the long term it leads to osteoporosis. In time you will experience these side affects, so please keep the information that I am about to tell you as you WILL need it. You can treat your thyroid by natural medication with NO side affects. The medication is called Armour Thyroid and is derived from pig’s glands that have a great success rate. They actually used to prescribe it in this country for people with thyroid disease. Yet most doctors don’t even know that, in fact most doctors will not have heard of it and advice you against it while not being able to give you scientific evidence why you shouldn’t! That’s because it’s all about money not health. Their problem with natural products is that nobody can patent them, so the government cannot have exclusive ownership. But they can by making up synthetic chemicals.

      What you need to know is that about 85% of people are unable to transfer T4 into T3 when they use Thyroxin. T3 is essential to the function of the main organs of your body. Armour thyroid naturally has T4, T3 and T2 and T1 and it make you feel well with no side affects. Tyrosine does not have T2 & T1. Once you research it at the site below you can order it from the recommended site -http://www.internationalpharmacy.com/en/home

      I was on Thyroxin for two years and did not feel well on it I had absolutely no energy and my weight ballooned up to 19 and a half stone. I started my Armour in April this year and I am now 15 and a half stone with loads of energy. Armour Thyroid helps increase your metabolism where thyroxin slows it down. As you don’t know me, don’t take my word for your health go to http://www.tpa-uk.org.uk/ Sheila Turner (expert on thyroid disease) runs this thyroid patient advocacy site which will inform and educate you on your disease. There are over six hundred other people on that forum who are taking Armour Thyroid and can give you advice. Pretty soon you will see that doctors know absolutely nothing about treating the thyroid. The are ignorant about it.

      In the early 1960s, desiccated thyroid hormones (thyroid extract) began to be replaced by synthetic levothyroxine (T4), or by combinations of synthetic T4 and T3. Replacement occurred faster in the United Kingdom than in North America, but by the 1980s more patients were being prescribed synthetic levothyroxine or T4/T3 combinations than desiccated thyroid extract.

  14. QUESTION:
    How do I know if I have an Underactive Thyroid?
    I keep putting on weight despite trying to diet. Is it possible I could have an underactive thyroid or would I only be able to find out by going to the doctor?

    What are the symptoms?

    Thanks

    Beth

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    How to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?
    Hi I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid 2 years ago and have struggled to lose weight, I have been back to the doctors and my medication is fine and I was referred to a dietician and my diet is fine. I have started aerobics twice a week and on a carb free diet but still not losing the weight. Has anyone had any success losing weight with an underactive thyroid, if so how did you manage to do it. Or has anyone got any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      To lose wait you have to be sure to get alot of edurance and if you like - go on a diet. To get a six pack, it's nice and easy, do about 50 sit ups each day,,..,, 5 days a week, and in about a month, you will have a six pack!

  16. QUESTION:
    Started a vegan diet about two months ago, I have recently had symptoms of an underactive thyroid?
    I started eating a vegan diet about 3 months ago. In the last 2 weeks, I'm freezing all of the time (I live in the Arizona, so it's not exactly cold), my skin has gotten drier, always sleepy, sore muscles for no reason. I'm on the thin side, but I always have been.

    could it be soy milk inhibiting my thyroid? I drink about a glass or two a day.
    I am well-versed in nutrition. For the first two weeks of eating, I anally documented everything I ate and changed my diet accordingly to meet dietary needs.
    and that's how I started drinking soy milk - for calcium and B12, the two nutrients I was lacking.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, do not attempt to self-diagnose a problem. This should be done by a doctor. You could go down a list of symptoms and it could match almost anything. You may have an infection for all you know.

      Are you not using iodized salt? If you have an iodine deficiency, this could cause thyroid problems http://www.vegfamily.com/dietician/1006a.htm Salt has been iodized in the US for the better part of the past century for all people-- including meat eaters. If you don't use it, you need to get a bit of iodine in your diet somewhere-- about 150 mcg. http://veganhealth.org/articles/iodine/

      I'm going to assume, because of your thin condition, that you do not eat a whole lot of food. Is that a correct assumption? Do you have any kind of eating disorder? Make sure you eat enough food to maintain a healthy weight, and meet your nutritional needs-- such as getting enough iron, calcium, and other micronutrients. Iron is especially important for females who have their monthly period, because you lose iron when you bleed. If you are female and you're of menstruating age, you need more iron than a male. Vegetarians may also need a bit more iron from plant sources because it is nonheme. http://veganhealth.org/articles/iron/

      You also want to be sure you're eating vitamin B12 daily in either a supplement or in fortified foods in addition to eating a healthy diet. Here's an excellent website on vegetarian and vegan nutrition http://www.vrg.org/

      edit: The reason I mentioned iodine was because you asked about soy and thyroid. The American Dietetic Association stated, "Foods such as soybeans, cruciferous vegetables, and sweet potatoes contain natural goitrogens. These foods have not been associated with thyroid insufficiency in healthy people provided iodine intake is adequate (They cited Messina M, Redmond G. Effects of soy protein and soybean isoflavones on thyroid function in healthy adults and hypothyroid patients: a review of the relevant literature. Thyroid. 2006;16:249-258.)." http://www.eatright.org/ada/files/VegetarianPositionFINAL.pdf If your iodine is fine, this research indicates that it's not the soy that would cause a thyroid problem.

  17. QUESTION:
    If I can feel my thyroid a bit enlarged is this an overactive or underactive thyroid?
    I have been having trouble getting in to see a doctor a the last couple of weeks my thyroid seems to be enlarged. I have had restricitve sensation on my throat. In the last 24hrs I think I can feel the actual gland just above my breastbone. It makes me gag if I press on it lightly ie like to wash myself there etc.
    Is this sympton of overactive or underactive thyroid if it is thyroid at all.
    Are there any foods that will make this worse or any foods that may help. I have changed my diet recently also.
    I live in a very isolated area with very minimal transport. I will endeavour to try to find a way to get in too see a doctor again tomorrow, Monday however I was wondering if anyone could tell me anything in the meantime.
    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Enlarged thryoid can mean under or overactive thyroid. If you are gaining weight, feeling sluggish, or feel cold often, it is probably underactive. If you feel anxious, sweaty, or have been losing weight, it may be overactive. Underactive thyroid slows metabolism down, overactive speeds it up. Either way, you need to consult a doctor for a definite diagnosis.

  18. QUESTION:
    Diet pills and thyroid problems?
    I have a underactive thyroid and it is very hard to lose weight, no matter how much I diet. Does naybody know about a safe diet pill that will help and wont effect my thyroid? Any suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      I have taken Fasten with no problems.

  19. QUESTION:
    ok i have a very underactive thyroid problem and im not sure if there is any particular diet i should be on.?

    • ANSWER:
      The most important thing by far is take your thyroid medicine daily. I'd also recommend staying away from or at least reducing fast burning sugars (cakes, candies, cookies, deserts, etc.) and high quantities of refined starches which have a similar effect on your body (French fries, white bread, etc.)

  20. QUESTION:
    If most of the females in my family have underactive thyroid inluding my mum am I likely to have it?
    I have gained quite a bit of weight recently with no other explanation as I have stuck to the same low fat diet for years, plus I exercise for at least one hour everyday and walk everywhere instead of car or bus. Yet I have still gained almost two stone in the last couple of months. There are also kidney problems in my family.

    • ANSWER:
      you might

  21. QUESTION:
    What kind of doctor do you see about the possibility of underactive thyroid?
    My symptoms are:
    Anxiety
    Cold body temperature
    Depression
    Dizziness
    Eyes sensitive to light
    Facial puffiness
    Fatigue
    ear ringing
    Irregular periods
    Problems focusing on work.
    Mood changes
    Muscle and joint aches
    PMS (Worse than ever before)
    Unable to lose weight despite diet & exercise

    • ANSWER:
      You can go to an endocrinologist, but I have found that a GP works just fine on this. You need to get yourself into a doctor soon, you have a lot of the symptoms for low thyroid. How about dry skin on your feet and hands? That was my major clue.

  22. QUESTION:
    Judging by your weight - do you have a underactive thyroid?
    I am 5'7 and weigh 165 pounds, Ive been trying to lose weight for about 3 years now. I have tried everything. But now I have started trying a lot harder . dieting, low carb. And I do pilates for 40 mins every day and then 20 mins on an eclyptical trainer every day and also 8 minutes ab exercises. Ive been doing this for 3 weeks now and still no change in weight. I drink more than 2 llitres water per day. I went to a gynea and she has sceduled me for bloodtests because I have "spots" on my ovaries. Could I have PCOS? or underactive thyroid? Or is it normal to take so long to lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      It is quite possible that you have a underactive thyroid and the only true test is a blood test.

      The basal temperature test could be indicative.

      To do this measure your temperature before you get out bed, with the bulb of the thermometer in the cent re of you underarm for five minutes. Record your temp.
      This must be done before you eat, drink or do any activity
      If you are a regularly menstruating female then do it from day 1 of your cycle for a week. Every one else for two weeks (don't know why this is) and calculate your average temp
      Normal body temp should be 36.8 to 37 C(98.6 - 99F). Low average indicates underactive thyroid, high temp overactive. The further from normal the more likely you are to have thyroid imbalance

  23. QUESTION:
    Underactive Thyroid problems?
    I'm not sure if this is possible but can your thyroid become inactive if you don't eat enough and dont get enough calories in your diet?
    If that's true and that was the cause for your underactive thyroid then would eating a healthy diet with enough calories return your thyroid back to normal.
    I think it would because your taking away for the cause of the underavtive thyroid in the first place but i'm just wondering.

    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Ck these:
      http://thyroid.about.com/bio/Mary-Shomon-350.htm
      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/
      http://www.thyrophoenix.com/index.html

      God bless

  24. QUESTION:
    I have underactive thyroid, and find losing weight a problem, does anyone have any ideas?
    I just can't seem to shift weight, Im dieting and have regular excercise but nothing seems to help, I can't be the only person in the world with this condition, please help.
    I just can't seem to shift it, I diet and take regular excercise, I am on medication for this condition, but nothing seems to help

    • ANSWER:
      Assuming that your GP has you stabilised on the correct dose of levothyroxine you condition should no longer be having any effect on your weight, nor your problems loosing it.

      You need to remember that 2 in 3 dieters with no other medical problems end up gaining weight!

      There are no tricks or even tips, you just have to eat a bit less and do a lot more like the rest of us.

  25. QUESTION:
    I have lupus, an underactive thyroid and coeliac disease? Am I a lost cause? Will I have kids?
    My lupus is only in my joints so far, I'm on medication for my thyroid disease and I know how to manage my diet.

    • ANSWER:
      It is common for us lupus folks to have more than one thing. I have several people in my support group who have the same constellation of things that you do.

      Yes, you can have kids. Yes, you can have a life. You create a new normal for your life, and that takes a little time. You CAN do it.

  26. QUESTION:
    Underactive thyroid question?
    Is it possible to lose weight if you have underactive thyroid??
    What are good foods to eat if ur in a diet?

    • ANSWER:

  27. QUESTION:
    thyroid diet ....needs doctors help?
    read this on the internet i wanted to know if its true and why is it true.my hubby has underactive throid
    Thyroid patients should avoid the consumption of goitrogens, substances that suppress the function of the thyroid gland, and which can also cause an enlargement of the thyroid. Goitrogens are in foods such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, mustard, kale, turnips, and canola oil. Soy and peanuts also include goitrogens and should be avoided

    • ANSWER:
      I've had an underactive thyroid for 16 years, and I have never been told to change my diet. I never ate the foods you mentioned at the time I was diagnosed, but now I do and it doesn't seem to make a difference. I just take a synthetic hormone once a day to make up for what my thyroid isn't producing on its own and all is right with the world. As far as I know, changing your diet doesn't help but I will ask my Dr. at my next visit.

  28. QUESTION:
    What is the best diet/medication for underactive thyroidimsm?
    I have a under active thyroid. I work out 4 days/week 45 min and lift weights.

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    Underactive Thyroid & Raynauds Disease please help!!?
    Hi Everyone,

    I really need somebodys help please! I have all the symptoms of an underactive thyroid:

    Extreme being sensitive to cold,
    extreme constipation,
    depression,
    tiredness,
    slowness in body and mind,
    muscle aches and weakness,
    muscle cramps,
    dry and scaly skin,
    brittle hair and nails,
    heavy or irregular periods
    Extreme weight gain.

    I have had tests in the past and been told I have a slight small goiter in my neck but my tests show as "normal" and I do have a risk of having underactive thyroid in the future but not now!

    I have recently been diagnosed with Reynauds Disease as I am extremely sensitive to the cold and get very purple hands and feet that turn white and blue and red!

    I have looked online and it says that a likely cause for Raynauds disease is an Underactive Thyroid!!

    I have gained so much weight over the years, for example I have gained a stone since July with no change in my diet at all and I walk alot everyday because I can't drive and I do eat a healthy diet

    I am adamant I have an underactive thyroid as i have every symptom! even Raynauds disease! and I need to know how am I going to prove to the Doctor I do or to run more thorough tests! I have been told I have antibodies positive in my thyroid just normal in my thyroid apparently.

    My test results were on: ,
    24.11.09 - TSH 2.34miU/L & Free T4 14.1pmol/L
    08.10.2009 - TSH 1.76miU/L with Free T4 13.1pmol/L

    I don't know what these mean! but can please somebody give any advice I can't take gaining weight anymore and suffering all these symptoms all the time and no one listening!

    Sorry for ranting and rambling on!

    Thank you! xx

    • ANSWER:
      I would highly suspect you have hashimoto's thyroiditis (autoimmune hypothyroidism). Most cases of hypothyroidism is hashimoto's. As this is an autoimmune disease, lowering antibodies is a must to prevent more damage to the thyroid gland. Studies show 200mcg of selenium (around 4 brazil nuts) daily lower antibody levels up to 40% in 3 months and "...researchers found that...organ-specific autoantibodies (i.e., thyroid antibodies) -- will disappear after 3 to 6 months of a gluten-free diet." You may be given thyroid supplements, natural desiccated thyroid hormone is much preferred by many, but it is very recommended to go gluten free and take selenium as well.

      TSH is not the most accurate indicator of thyroid conditions. Hashimoto's thyroiditis swings between hyper and hypo so test results go up and down. TSH should be between 0.3 - 3.0mU/l but your levels can be normal and thyroid antibodies can be very high. The highest i've read on a blog was 100x higher than normal antibodies with normal TSH, free T3 and free T4. Free T3 and free T4 are optimal in the high normal range. A few websites that explain further. >>>

      Why do i still have thyroid symptoms when my labs tests are normal>>>
      http://thyroidbook.com

      Recommended lab tests>>>
      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/recommended-labwork/

      Hashimoto's - the autoimmune attack on your thyroid>>>
      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/hashimotos/

      The Celiac/Autoimmune Thyroid Connection>>>
      http://thyroid.about.com/cs/latestresearch/a/celiac.htm

      Selenium and hashimoto's thyroiditis>>>
      http://www.science20.com/natural_medicine_101_jeffrey_dach_md/blog/dr_dach_selenium_and_hashimotos

  30. QUESTION:
    Getting an underactive thyroid diagnosed?
    I am hoping for some help. I have been having hellish problems for the last year and despite seeing 3 doctors, none will help. I have developed very irregular periods, lasting between 6 weeks and 3 months, then having gaps in between lasting between 5 weeks and currently 9 weeks. My weight, despite eating a healthy, calorie controlled diet and going to the gym 5 times a week, is continuing to rise (a stone since July 06). I am constantly sleeping, whatever time of day, and when working I will struggle to get thru the day because I can't nap. I have checked out the symptoms of hypothyroidism and have 8 of 10 symptoms. I had a test Nov 06 which was normal, so the doc won't re-test. I am now on my second batch of diet pills because the doctor just thinks I am over-eating when it is quite the opposite! I have got diet and exercise diaries to prove this. I am trying to get into the RAF and if I can't lose the weight I will be rejected. Can anyone help?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to an endocrinologist and get your TSH levels checked. This is the true test for hypothyroidism.

      I have it - and take medicine daily. An untreated thyroid condition is not a joke. Trust your gut and get the help you need.

  31. QUESTION:
    i was diagnosed as having an underactive thyroid 2 years ago and have put on 2 stones in weight since then.?
    does anyone else have experience of this? i take 100 mcgs of thyroxine daily and eat a healthy diet. its getting me down.

    • ANSWER:
      The problem is the thyroxine. That is a T4-only med. T4 is a thyroid storage hormone. But it's only one of 5 hormones the thyroid makes: T4. T3. T2 T1 and calcitonin. The majority of folks, if not all, have lingering symptoms of hypo while on that med....because it's an inadequate treatment. And weight gain is one of those lingering symptoms.s

      Instead, you should look into desiccated thyroid like Armour, which gives you exactly what your own thyroid would be making. It's changing lives of patients around the world, especially if you dose it correctly. Read the website below--Stop the Thyroid Madness.

  32. QUESTION:
    If a person has an underactive thyroid?
    and he exercises and diets but still doesnt lose the weight. Is there no point in doing it then?

    • ANSWER:
      Exercising has benefits beyond weight control. Eating healthy also.

      I have no thyroid, and my doctors keep stressing how I need to exercise. I find it tougher to do now, but I realize I need to do as I have seen my blood pressure begin to rise.

      Are you just assuming you have an under active thyroid, or have you been tested and are taking medication for it. If you feel you have it, you should see a doctor. Untreated it can have long term health consequences.

  33. QUESTION:
    I've just discovered I have an underactive thyroid?
    I had results from a blood test today and I have an under active thyroid which explains a lot because for about two years now I've tried dieting constantly whilst exercising as well. Not just every now and then but constantly. And I haven't been able too lose any weight at all. I need to know ways to deal with this and have no idea where to start. Any help would be great. I'm seriously low about this now.

    • ANSWER:
      My family can relate to your concern Amber. My wife, who has always been very fit, began adding a few extra pounds that she just couldn't get off. Believe me, she works out like a beast, so we knew something was up. She went to the endocrinologist, and he said nothing was wrong, all her tests were within the normal range. That didn't fly with my wife. She finally got some information from one of her friends about a book "The Thyroid Solution", by Dr. Arem of the Texas Thyroid Institute.

      This book has been her savior. It by no means is a cure for an underactive thyroid, but it will give you all the info you need to help you get it under control. The bad news is, as long as your thyroid is not functioning properly, your weight issue will remain, no matter how hard you work out.

      Get the book, arm yourself with information so you will be able to ask the right questions when you see your physician. Get proper medication, whether it be a T3, T4 or a combination of both to help control your thyroid.

      Wish you nothing but the best, we know first hand how miserable thyroid conditions can be.

  34. QUESTION:
    Stomach/Back Pain - Underactive Thyroid?
    Well, where to start...I'm a male, I was told last year I was overweight by my doctor to where I began a diet regimen which later, resulted in me losing 50 pounds, the diet was based on only diet TV dinners and medium exercise (Walking, weights, I'm a heavy gamer.) While on this diet, I started experiencing very bad stomach pains that was also in my back, kind of an abdominal thing, basically when I get into these "zones" that happen off and on, usually after eating something at nighttime and after a bowel movement, I usually only got them from not eating the TV dinners..but now that I've been off that diet for over a year now, I stopped getting those pains...around the time I was ending that diet though, is when I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and I was on the road for hoshimoto's disease....now they don't seem to happen very often, or at all...but I recently got one and it's been hurting since this weekend and is still pretty sensitive to the touch..when I push in on my stomach. I'm curious as to if this is a common problem with people that have underactive thyroids or hoshimoto's and if it's something my thyroid doctor should understand? I'm thinking it's my medicine losing strength, as they are usually having to increase my dose.

    Other info:
    I'm a male, age 15 and take Synthroid(100MG) for my underactive thyroid.

    • ANSWER:
      It would be the other way around .... Hashimoto's Autoimmune Thyroiditis is the main CAUSE of hypO. You doctor should have retested like every 6 wks in the beginning for about maybe 1st yr (to get to right start dose) then go to at least once every 6 mos as some people's needs change over time. You might ask the doctor to also add Cytomel. There are also supplements you may need: Selenium, D3, Zinc, Folic Acid, B Complex too.

      Perhaps you have IBS which is common w/ thyroid problems.

      Here is some info for you:
      TSH ‘norm’ should be .3 – 3 (w/ most feeling best at < 2) but, for diagnosis, would not matter if ANTIBODIES are present. Indicative of Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis (cycles between hyper & hypo at start)…main cause of HypOthyroid & is worse (...OR Graves Disease - HypERthyroid).

      WARNING: Doctors seem not to want to find/treat thyroid disease. You may have to go to more than one doctor before you get the right tests, interpretation, and treatment. Best wishes.

      Ck these:
      http://thyroid.about.com/bio/Mary-Shomon-350.htm
      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/
      http://www.thyrophoenix.com/index.html
      http://thyroid.about.com/cs/newsinfo/l/blguidelines.htm

      God bless

  35. QUESTION:
    I want to lose a stone (14lbs) in 15 weeks, I have an underactive thyroid so metabolism is a little slow....?
    but I would like to try the GI diet. Any recipe/meal plans/motivation ideas to help me please? All advice welcomed and appreciated!

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    does it sound like i have an underactive thyroid?
    i have these symptoms, problems losing weight, ive been tyring for at least 2 years through diet and exercise, and not much has cme off,..im always cold and my hands and feet are freezing most of the time, most of the time i feel tired and depressed, and im slow in thinking, ive found when im having conversation with ppl, my reaction is delayed. i also have memory problems.

    • ANSWER:
      You need testing for thyroid ANTIBODIES as well as TSH. TSH ‘norm’ should be .3 – 3 (w/ most feeling best at < 2) but, for diagnosis, would not matter if ANTIBODIES are present. Indicative of Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis (cycles between hyper & hypo at start)…main cause of HypOthyroid & is worse (...OR Graves Disease - HypERthyroid).

      WARNING: Doctors seem not to want to find/treat thyroid disease. You may have to go to more than one doctor before you get the right tests, interpretation, and treatment. Best wishes.

      Ck these:
      http://thyroid.about.com/bio/Mary-Shomon-350.htm
      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/
      http://www.thyrophoenix.com/index.html
      http://thyroid.about.com/cs/newsinfo/l/blguidelines.htm

      God bless

  37. QUESTION:
    is it possible to loose weight with an underactive thyroid?and how do i do it? levels are normal with meds.?
    i want too loose about 2stone and get back to my wieght before i was diognosed, is there any reason why this wont happen with normal levels (achieved through medication). i have a healthy diet, lots of fresh fruit and veg, and excercise 3/4 times p/w, but i still cant seem to loose weight. any advice would be appriciated, anything that has worked for you>? i have heard coconut oil is good.
    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      the short ans to this is no i I've the same problem,have tried everything, nuthin works, so i just bought bigger clothes until they come up with something to stop this happening, just enjoy urself and think like i do there is just more of me to love now. All jokes aside it is hard and can get you down i have put on 5 stone from i was diagnosed, but there is nothing i can do about it, sorry i cant be more optimistic and helpful. it is a problem stop worrying it is a side effect of this nasty condition, if you do find something that works please let me know. all the best

  38. QUESTION:
    underactive thyroid hypothyroidism?
    I was dianosed with underactive thyroid and quite a bad case of it, 2 of my aunts have it so I guess its genetically and it got so bad for one of my aunts that her voice deepened and she had to have the gland in her neck removed.

    around march 2009 I started to feel weird, like I would walk 6 steps and I would get out of breathe, I would feel weak like if I wrote 2 lines of work from pen to paper my arm would ache, my joins were just so sore, my throat was always sore and my voice started to deepen and its like nothing cured my throat, I gained 30 pounds and my diet didn't changed,my fingernails were soo brittle and thin and refused to grow, I was missing periods and when I did get them they were 10 days later and superr heavy, I always was catching flus I got one at least once a month, I was always tired and my muscles felt so weak, I use no products in my hair, and never ever use straighteners or curlers or blow dryers and my hair was soooooooooooooooo dry and fell out 24.7, i was losing hair daily and it was like dry straw. and my hands and feet began to become swollen, I looked up at these symptoms and it sounded like underactive thyroid so I had blood work done and it showed I had underactive thyroid and I'm starting medication tomorrow.. but these symptoms are soo hard to live with....

    I am just wondering once I go on my pills will all these symptoms go away once I start my pills.. and the random 32 pounds I gained for no reason will that go away cause the doctor said that this did cause me to gain weight as it slowed down my metabolism..

    I really am desperate for answers, they will help me so much.

    Thank you and God bless.

    • ANSWER:
      Hypothyroid means your thyroid gland isn't putting out enough hormone that your body needs. Both hypo and hyperthyroid are "common" disorders. It may take your doctor a while to get the exact perscription right ~ it takes as long as 8 wks for your blood to test again to see. But, once you are on the right meds, you should be able to lose the wt, and your other symptoms should decrease.

  39. QUESTION:
    Diagnosed Bad case of underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)?
    I was diafnosed with underactive thyroid and quite a bad case of it, 2 of my aunts have it so I guess its genetically and it got so bad for one of my aunts that her voice deepened and she had to have the gland in her neck removed.

    around march 2009 I started to feel weird, like I would walk 6 steps and I would get out of breathe, I would feel weak like if I wrote 2 lines of work from pen to paper my arm would ache, my joins were just so sore, my throat was always sore and my voice started to deepen and its like nothing cured my throat, I gained 30 pounds and my diet didn't changed,my fingernails were soo brittle and thin and refused to grow, I was missing periods and when I did get them they were 10 days later and superr heavy, I always was catching flus I got one at least once a month, I was always tired and my muscles felt so weak, I use no products in my hair, and never ever use straighteners or curlers or blow dryers and my hair was soooooooooooooooo dry and fell out 24.7, i was losing hair daily and it was like dry straw. and my hands and feet began to become swollen, I looked up at these symptoms and it sounded like underactive thyroid so I had blood work done and it showed I had underactive thyroid and I'm starting medication tomorrow.. but these symptoms are soo hard to live with....

    I am just wondering once I go on my pills will all these symptoms go away once I start my pills.. and the random 32 pounds I gained for no reason will that go away cause the doctor said that this did cause me to gain weight as it slowed down my metabolism..

    I really am desperate for answers, they will help me so much.

    Thank you and God bless.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello....So Sorry you are feeling so bad. Don't expect a quick fix once you start on thyroid medication. It's not the medication that will make your symptoms better, it's the right dosage of medication,. I 've been on medicine for a year and a half, and i'm still trying to find the right dosage. Sometimes it will happen quickly, and sometimes it can take quite a long time to find the right dosage. When you do find the right dosage, it still can take months for all your symptoms to get better. Patience is the key when treating thyroid disease. Trust me, i know what it's like to feel bad, and want to get better right away. I've been sick for almost 2 years. I'm so tired everyday, i hardly ever leave my house any more. My nails peel, my hair is like straw, what's left of it, which is not much after falling out for a year, and my joints ache so bad, i cry. I can't relate to the weight issue, because i've never gained weight from being hypo, but i've lost almost all my hair, which for me is worse. Hopefully, once you start your medication, you will be one of the lucky ones that finds the correct dosage pretty quick. It's horrible to have to live with these symptoms day after day, with no relief. Hang in there, be patient, and i hope you feel better soon <<>>

  40. QUESTION:
    i have an underactive thyroid gland?
    i suffer from an underactive thyroid gland and it really is getting me down. i have put on over 1 stone in weight in just a few months. i try and be good all week to try and lose weight, then at the weekend i have a treat, what happens , any weight i might have lost is put back on.
    i am 37 no spring chicken but i know , when i try i can look good, i just dont want to be fat for turning 40.
    i am 5ft 3inch an 11 stone.

    has any one got any answers except rigerous diet and excercise that is beyound unnatural?????
    PLEASE!!!!.. I AM DESPERATE.

    thanks for any advise.
    i have got medication 50 mgs of levelthyroxine but it does not help with the weight. i still have a sluggish metabolism.

    • ANSWER:
      Karen, have you been to your doctor for your under-active thyroid gland? If not please see your physician, he/she can prescribe medication for it.. under-active thyroid can make you gain excessive weight, and dieting will not correct the problem. I had just the opposite problem and could not gain weight, until I got the problem corrected. It didn't matter how many calories I consumed, I could not put on a pound, I continued to lose weight. But my doctor put me on medication that corrected the problem.. It could also damage your heart and it controls other organs too.. It can make you very nervous and tired, there are lots of symptoms that you may be over looking so please see your doctor for the sake of your health. Hope I have helped in some small way. Good Luck.

      p.s. I just saw your last post, sometimes it takes a while to get the level of medication your body needs... but keep seeing the doctor until the level is corrected and talk with him/her and tell them everything even if you have to make a list to take with you to your physician.

  41. QUESTION:
    Underactive Thyroid for a 14 year old male?
    I went to the doctors about a week ago, because I was tired of being so fat. I never had any energy at all, barely enough to get out of bed and go to school. I finally decided to go to the doctors and see about a diet. I had to get a blood test done, and supposily they told me that one of my thyroid hormones are working, and the other one is all weird, and like doesn't work. They're not going to put me on the pills for it yet, because they want me to have an ultrasound done on my thyroid first. I'm really scared. Will I stay fat forever? I thought I was fat because I eat so much, and I have been fat (not just 10-20 lbs overweight) since I was around 3 years old.. (I had pheumonia when I was 2, and it seemed after I got over it I started to get a huge appitite)..

    Would anyone be able to recommend anything?
    Will I alwyas be fat?
    Once I take the thyroid pill, and see the dietitan about a diet plan/exercise plan that works for me.. will I eventually loose weight?? [I'm 5'11 and 14]

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Adam

      Here are some ideas to heal your condition. It will take some work and education on your part to learn some of these methods, but they work without using drugs which Surpress the issue instead of healing it.

      Cause: Hypothyroidism can be caused by food allergies, excess stress, environmental toxins, insufficient exercise, B vitamin deficiencies, lack of iron, lack of digestive enzymes, liver disease, hormone imbalances, and/or parasites. All of these factors need to be screened for and addressed before lasting relief can be achieved.

      Sulfa drugs, lithium, synthetic estrogen, and antihistamines can exacerbate hypothyroidism symptoms. In addition, if you are on thyroid medication, increase calcium supplementation to reduce the risk of bone loss.

      Low thyroid function may also be due to Hashimoto`s disease, a condition in which the body becomes allergic to its own thyroid gland and forms antibodies that attack it, thus lowering thyroid hormone output.

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

      Natural Cures

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are naturally high in iodine such as fish, kelp, vegetables, and root vegetables (such as potatoes). Also, increase your daily consumption of foods rich in vitamin B complex, such as whole grains and raw nuts and seeds, and foods rich in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables. But avoid foods that slow down production of thyroid hormone, such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, mustard greens, broccoli, turnips, kale, spinach, peaches, and pears.

      Herbs: Mild cases of hypothyroidism can be helped by herbal bitters such as gentian or mugwort, while constipation due to low thyroid function can be improved by yellowdock, butternut, or cascara sagrada. St. John`s wort can also be helpful. Great Idea to do a colon and liver cleanse to push out the toxins in the blood.

      Homeopathy: Calc carb. in a dose of 1M once a day is very useful for treating hypothyroidism and improving overall thyroid function.

      Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment. I suggest several at-home hydrotherapy treatments.

      Lifestyle: Regular aerobic exercise can play an important role in helping to regulate thyroid hormone production.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Organic thyroid glandular extracts can help restore normal thyroid function, but should only be used under the supervision of your physician. Other useful nutrients include vitamin A, vitamin B complex, essential fatty acids, iodine, kelp, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.

      Best of health to you

  42. QUESTION:
    How difficult is it to lose weight with an underactive thyroid?
    I have had all my blood work done and I believe I have an underactive thyroid. My antibodies were also VERY high. I go this week for my thyroid scan and uptake. I think the doctor will probably be putting me on some medicine shortly after. Is it really hard to lose weight with an underactive thyroid even when on meds? Any special diets? I haven't sat down and talked with my doctor yet. I just wanted to see what others could tell me about this.

    • ANSWER:
      I too have an under active thyroid. Hoshimotos thyroiditis (hypo thyroid). It can go either way. It depends on how the levoxyl that they put you on stimulates your thyroid.

      Pregnancy shut down my thyroid and I gained 80lbs with my last pregnancy and it wasn't by eating cheese and fries. It was that I was not able to metabolize anything that I ate. I have lost all of it but 20lbs but it has taken me three years to lose that 60lbs.

      I also have nodules (lumps) on my thyroid that have to be biopsied every year....which is zero fun. (they stick needles in then and take small samples)

      You will have a blood test done by your endocrinologist every few months to watch the levels of your thyroid and para thyroid. Your meds will be adjusted to reflect the results. It may take a year to get you on the right dose.

  43. QUESTION:
    I have an underactive thyroid and have been on medicaiton for 2 years, I am about a stone (14lbs) overweight..?
    which I want to lose, and I know I am able to lose but only when I work v.hard, and then usually I tend to put this back on again. Could this be anything to do with my thyroid or is it just years of FAD dieting/yoyo dieting?
    Does anyone else have problems with thyroid/what experiences do you have?

    • ANSWER:
      If you're on the correct dose of Thyroxine and taking it correctly - you haven't got any more of an excuse for being overweight than the rest of us!
      Basically if you want to lose weight you're going to have to eat more healthily and take in fewer calories - or exercise more - or a combination of both..

      Sorry if that's not you wanted to hear! :-)

      Best wishes

      Ivan

  44. QUESTION:
    Underactive thyroid symptoms?
    Are these symptoms .....
    I lack energy even a couple hours after getting up in the morning im ready for a sleep
    I have gained 2 stone within 12 months even though my diet us relatively healthy
    I find it hard to lose even 1 pound even with regular work outs
    My skin is dull and my finger nails don't grow right

    My great aunt had this and displayed most of the above symptoms.

    I'm seeing my GP with this list as soon as I can this week but I would like to know if I'm barking up the wrong tree.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes!

      Need testing for ANTIBODIES as well as TSH. TSH ‘norm’ should be .3 – 3 (w/most feeling the
      better at < 2) but would not matter if antibodies are present. Indicative of Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis…main cause of HypOthyroid & is worse ...OR Graves Disease (hypER).

      WARNING: Doctors seem not to want to find thyroid disease. May have to go to more than one before you get the right tests, interpretation, and treatment. Best wishes.

      Ck these:
      http://thyroid.about.com/bio/Mary-Shomon-350.htm
      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/
      http://www.thyrophoenix.com/index.html

      God bless

  45. QUESTION:
    how to repair my damaged metabolism and underactive thyroid!?
    ive been dieting for about a year, and at first i was healthy and losing weight and then i turned to throwing up for about a week, but stopped, lately i have been eating normally but burning off about 1000 calories...

    now, after just trying to get back to normal and healthy..ive been gaining weight. i think i damged my metabolism, but how do i fix it?!

    • ANSWER:
      hurry see a doctor fast

  46. QUESTION:
    does this sound like underactive thyroid?
    Nearly 4 years ago i had my 2nd daughter. I lost 2 stone in 6 weeks straight after birth and a total of 3stone by the time she was 12 weeks old. I was dead happy about this esp as I hadn't been dieting etc. A thyroid test at 8 weeks post birth indicated borderline hyperthyroid but it returned to normal after a couple of weeks.

    When my daughter was 1 I went onto the pill and put on 5lbs in 4 weeks. Needless to say I can straight off it but ever since I have piled on the weight.

    I am now 2 stone heavier, cannot shift any weight, my once regular 2-day periods are prolonged and 'patchy', I vary between falling asleep at 6pm or insomnia until 2am, my concentration and libido are crap and I cannot stand a draft of wind or 'fresh air' as it is too cold!

    I went to GP but she was awful and basically accused me of being depressed - which is totally not me. I told her the only reason i was low in mood at times is cause I am fat and have no clothes that fit!

    Anyway she agreed to test me and i will get result on monday.

    Has anyone else had these symptoms and what did they turn out to be?

    PS my gran and mum's twin both had hypothyroidism.

    • ANSWER:
      try this web site:

      http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/html/underactive_thyroid.html

  47. QUESTION:
    If you have an underactive parathyroid (NOT THYROID), can that make it impossible to lose weight?
    I was just told by my doctor that I am extremely calcium deficient, in fact they made me go to the ER on new years eve to get my blood re-tested and I had to get calcium through an IV. He said all signs point to an underactive thyroid. I am 5'9" and 272 pounds, and even with dieting and 6-8 hours of exercise per week, I can't lose weight. Could my parathyroid be the cause? If so, how can I fix the situation? **TRAINED MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS ONLY**

    • ANSWER:
      Causes of weight gain- Hypothyroidism.
      Consequent of hypoparathyroidism, you may be suffering from mild hypothyroidism also.
      Please note that I am not a medical professional.

  48. QUESTION:
    Do I have an Underactive Thyroid?
    Im 16 years old, and I had surgery on my thyroid when i was 11. I had a small tumor on the left side of my thyroid so they removed that whole side, but left the right side. The doctors said it would produce the same hormones and everything would be fine...i wouldn't even have to take pills. They quit monitoring it and I've been feeling great since...
    However, I've been struggling with my weight the past 5 monthes. I've always been very active, and I eat very healthy. As the weight started to creep up, I didn't worry about it too much, just cut out all my junk food. However, the weight gain didn't slow up. I've gained roughly 25 pounds over the past 5 monthes. It's not from getting taller either, I'm the same height I was when I was 14.
    I've tried every diet i know of and nothing works. I do a lot of cardio workouts, and I run.
    I'm constantly cold, groggy in the morning, awake at night, I have crazy mood swings, and I have a hard time concentrating and sleeping. All things that are not normally part of my life, but have picked up this year.
    Is this typical of a teenager? Will it pass? Should I talk to my parents about seeing a doctor? Can something come up with a thyroid even though its been several years since the surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      this is all affected by your thyroid. so you may have a problem now...
      try eating food with a little more / less salt
      since your thyroid likes a "just right" balance of sodium

  49. QUESTION:
    Is losing 10 pound in a week good if your on a diet and your 13 years old?
    well i have just weighed myself, and i have lost 10 pounds..
    i have been rarely eating, starving myself because i have a underactive thyroid..

    are you supposed to lose weight that quick?

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't really say it's good. And most of the weight that you lost is most likely just water weight, because i'm sorry to say that it is almost impossible to lose 10 lbs of body fat in one week unless you are very obese. But these are just things that i've heard not 100% sure if they are all true. Not trying to sound ignorant. And if i were you, I wouldn't starve myself. Trust me, it's NOT the way. I'm a teenager myself and i have lost weight recently but i learned that starving yourself is not the correct way. Just eat super healthy, fruits vegetables, etc. I know you most likely won't listen to me but i am very positive it will work better. If you keep starving yourself and such you might get sick and that wouldn't be good. :)

  50. QUESTION:
    confused about underactive thyroid?
    I have gained 35+ pounds in less then 3 months and I have been eating less and exercising more, my confidence is just gone, I feel like crying right now. my thyroid is very bad, according to my doctor I have literally no metabolism that's why I have gained this weight. I am sooooooo depressed since I've gained it, I have NO confidence. really. I mean I used to loveee my body, I used to love looking at my self in the mirror naked and thinking damn i am hottt (lmao) now I have a hugee gut and some stretch marks. the doctor said I will loose the weight I gained from this when I start the meds for this (which I'm starting next week.

    will I?

    and also my hair is falling out and its sooo dry, nothing is helping it and all other symptoms will they all stop once I start medication and how long does it take for the medication to start working, and if I start to diet and exercise once I am on my medication will I loose the weight? cause I truely feel terrible with this extra weight I have gained due to this.

    Thanks and God bless.

    • ANSWER:
      I think its slightly amusing since youre annoying and overconcerned with your appearance. Maybe itll help your character development.

      On a strictly unopinionated note: isnt thyroid trouble also linked with heart trouble?

      Quite a few people have thyroid problems dont they? My guess is with the high numbers of sufferers, the medication may very well work, as demand for treatment would propel research and development of a cure.

      Either that or the Med companies are having picnics knowing people like you will pay any amount of money to be slim. Theyre giving you a placebo!


Low Calorie Diet Plan

Any healthy eating plan is not complete without some great healthy snacks included. Everyone wants a snack now and then, but the key is to make those snacks healthy and nutritious as well as delicious. In addition to that they need to be enjoyed without a feeling of guilt.

The following are 5 healthy eating snacks:

A small bowl of fresh fruit salad. Empty a can of mandarin oranges in natural fruit juice and add some grapes, pieces of apple, pear, raspberries, blueberries or anything else you fancy and keep it in the fridge. Have a small amount when you feel the urge to snack.

A small handful of unsalted nuts and a small handful of raisins mixed together.

Sandwiches made with whole grain bread and low calorie spreads can be a great treat any time of day or night.

1 warmed pita bread filled with a mixture of salad leaves, cucumber, thinly sliced tomatoes and salad onions are tasty and healthy.

Make some fruity kebabs. These are easy to make and are a great activity for children to join in with and learn about healthy food. Here's the recipe which makes 8-10:

Ingredients
2 or 3 different types of melon
125g seedless red grapes - washed
125g seedless green grapes - washed
125g strawberries - washed and hulled

Utensils - wooden skewers; chopping board; knife; tablespoon and plate/s

Method
Cut the melons in half and scoop out the seeds with a tablespoon, discard. Cut into wedges.
Use a knife to separate the melon from the skin. Cut the melon into chunks.
Take the grapes off the stalks.
If the strawberries are large cut them in half.
Thread alternate pieces of fruit on to the skewers. Serve chilled.

HOT TIP: Try using other varieties of fruit such as fresh pineapple (cut into chunks) or slices of kiwi fruit.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Need a low calorie diet plan - but Im allergic to many things?
    Im allergic to
    eggs
    nuts
    peaches
    Bannanas
    gravy
    E322

    but i want a low cal diet plan pleasse
    about 500 - 800 kcal plz

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. If you want to lose weight you should not go on a diet, because all diets are short term illusions.

      Eat every 3-4 hours, but maximum 300 kcal. If you dont know how much that is then as much healthy food as it fits in the palm of your hand.
      This would result in a higher metabolism = more calories burned by your body.

      Do exercise - be active. At least 60 minutes of any activity where your heart rate goes up to "hard to talk but still can".

      To monitor yourself: you should always feel light. If you feel heavy it means you overate, so adjust the eating. After some days you will know how much is a lot and little.

      Good luck!

      Check out my site, there are several articles that can help you achieve your goals. If you are serious about what you want then you will definitely benefit from reading those articles.

      If my answer and site were useful to you, please select me for best answer, then I’ll get points. Thanks!

  2. QUESTION:
    i need a low calorie diet plan that works?
    also i am hypoglycemic my sugar runs very low so i have to eat to keep it up. so here in lies my problem. can some recommend something?

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    looking for a low calorie diet plan or meal plan on how much i should eat of fat and such?
    well im 17 yr old, 140 pounds, with big boobs and i want to at least loose 10 pounds

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    Low Calorie Diet Plan?
    Ok, so carb diet I heard is bad, its unhealthy and it does bad things to your body(atkins diet for example). I want a healthy, low calorie diet. Also I want to include complex carbs into my diet as well, cause im going to work out, so i need the energy. Anyone have a diet plan they can share with me. I want ot consume no more than 1500 calories a day. I weigh 190 and i want to lose 20 lbs. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      ooh i have the perfect answer! i call it "the fruit and veg diet (+ one portion of protein after exercise)

      basically, the rules are:
      - eat only fruits and vegetables
      - around 6 small portions per day
      - 8 cups of water per day (helps you feel full, and prevents eating from boredom)
      - 30-60mins exercise per day
      - have one portion of protein after exercise (protein helps repair muscles, and prevents loss of muscle weight)

      Benefits of this diet
      - You get all the nutrients my body needs to be healthy
      - You cut out most of the fat from your diet
      - You can eat as much fruit as I want, so you don't need to feel hungry at all
      - Fruits taste delicious
      - your metabolism would not shut down as you are still eating, but since the fruit diet reduces your caloric intake, your body will burn off body fats for energy. This equals to weight/fat loss
      - Enzymes in the fruit do almost all the work of digestion, allowing the pancreas a much-needed rest.
      - Fruit sugars are compounded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and are carried by the bloodstream and delivered to every cell in the body.
      - Fruit fibers, left behind in the colon, are moist and cleansing in nature, softening and removing years of impacted mucus.
      - It allows you to be sharp-minded and vibrantly energetic.

      i made this diet up myself, with the help of nutritional knowledge attained from various other diets. It worked for me, so you should try it too :D

  5. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me an low calorie diet plan that's effective for weight loss?

    • ANSWER:
      If you're looking for a good diet plan the best one you can have is one you make yourself. However, you do need to be informed on what's healthy and what's not. Have a look at this website:

      http://www.choosemyplate.gov/

  6. QUESTION:
    what is the weight loss plan that you have to take a shot and be on a low calorie diet"?
    looking for a diet plan that includes a shot that eats the fat while you are on a daily low calorie intake.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no magic shot that will eat away fat. Fat is created when you consume more calories than you use. Fat is lost when you consume fewer calories than you use. That's it.

  7. QUESTION:
    Looking for a low calorie diet plan?
    i'm looking for a low calorie diet plan in order to lose weight. I currently weigh 90kg but i'm looking to cut that down to around 80kg, losing 10kg. I'm 5'9 and 17 years old. I jog almost every night for approximately 30 minutes and I try eating less each day, however I'm still not seeing results and losing weight. I figure it could be what I'm eating, and when jogging I'm just burning off what I've ate.. therefore not burning any of my own fat and keeping a constant weight?

    any help is appreciated, thanks.

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    What would be a low calorie diet (Meal Plan)?
    I want someone to give me an example of a healthy low calorie diet

    Like what do I eat for breakfast lunch and dinner

    I'm not fat but I do intake too many calories
    And I'm sure my question would help others find a meal plan (which is what I want)

    I do exercise

    • ANSWER:
      Okay, why is everyone obsessed with low calories? Women=2000 kcal a day, men=2500 kcal a day.(men/women over 18)

      Just read the package! Don't buy foods that aren't packaged or don't have calories stated on the package. If you're not fat, you don't need weight loss meal plan!

      But, since you asked for it, I'd be silly not to give you one!

      Add fruit, juices, vegetable or salad to each meal. Salad without dressing!

      Breakfast: 2 or 3 from these- Eggs (poached/boiled), lean bacon (grilled), wholegrain bread (not just brown, as it could be white bread stained with caramel, toasted, 10g butter if wanted) and yoghurt.

      Lunch: Lean protein (lentils, beans {not baked beans!}, fish, white meat, trimmed red meat etc.) + 1 of the following- bread& light sauce (a sandwich), baked potato (better if it's a sweet potato), rice (prefferably brown, and boiled, starch washed off {rinse under hot water before and after boiling. after boiling, wait until the water draining off the rice is clear, not cloudy} never fried).

      Dinner: Any sort of protein (but not more than 5% fat), starch (options above) + dessert (see below)

      Snacks: (fruit and veg any time, any amount that's reasonable) 2 from; 1 small cookie, rice crackers, ryvita crackers with low fat topper, yoghurts (if not eaten at breakfast) etc. If you feel hungry, but have had your snacks, have a drink! sometimes our body mistakes thirst for hunger. This would be a good idea if you drink diarrhetics such as tea, coffee, it can be very easy to be dehydrated.

      Desserts; fruits and cream are good, just have low fat whipped cream, better if they are real cream varieties; whipped cream is better than double or single because you get a larger volume of cream for fewer calories. Treat yourself though! Have one SMALL treat a day as your dessert. Ice cream, chocolate and cheescake; save them for after dinner dessert, then have a small portion; less than 200 kcal would be ideal.

      Okay? That's a lower calorie diet plan.

  9. QUESTION:
    low calorie diet plan menu's from my cupboard?
    do you know where i can find a low calorie food menu plan by putting in the foods i have already in my cupboard?

    i have seen a lot of recipe sites where you put the food items you have in your fridge and freezer and cupboard and they pick you a nice meal to cook I am looking for one similar but low calorie ones?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.nutritiondata.com will give you the nutrient counts of the foods you are planning to include in a menu. You must make your own menu from the calorie or carbohydrate counts you have available.

      It doesn't necessarily give you a recipe or menu, but it does give you the nutrient counts, all of them if that is what you want to know, in any item in your pantry.

      I find it particularly helpful then I go somewhere like http://www.recipezaar.com and find recipes that fit what is in the pantry and go back to nutritiondata to find the carbohydrate counts and add up the days counting as well.

  10. QUESTION:
    how much weight i can loose if i do 1 hour cardio and safe yet low calorie diet plan in 2 months?
    30 mins belly dance
    30 mins brisk walk on tread mill
    i am even ready to do more as i want to loose 4 kgs

    • ANSWER:
      YOU CAN LOSS UP TO 7 KG IN 2 MONTHS TIME.

      GOOD LUCK.

  11. QUESTION:
    My Low Calorie Diet Plan.... Comments? Suggestions?
    I have decided to start myself on a low calorie and exercise program. Something I created myself. I would like some feedback, weather positive or negative

    Usually for breakfast I eat less than 200 calories

    Breakfast
    - 1 1/2 cup Mixed Berries and sometimes I will add a serving of plain Greek Yogurt.
    -Always keeping my caloric intake under 200

    Lunch
    - Either a serving of Whole wheat pasta with a serving of Prego tomato sauce or a mixed nuts, oats and cranberry bar
    -Usually always under 200 calories, always under 300 calories

    Dinner
    -Either a whole chicken breast with brown rice or a single serving of unaltered canned tuna (usually the tuna).
    -Always less than 300 calories

    I use this along with at-least 30 minutes of exercise a day, fallowed by body weight exercises every other day (100 push-ups)

    I am a male, I am 5' 9", and I started at 175ish and has gone to 169 in about 2 weeks. Only exercising the past week. I weigh myself in the mornings.

    All around I feel healthy and my stomach does not bother me. No hunger pains

    Is this un-healthy for me?
    I have also eliminated drinking milk, and have replaced it with lots of Tea and Water

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    I have a low-calorie diet plan, is this a good idea?
    I plan on consuming around 500-800 calories daily, I'll burn off about 200 from walking, and I'll continue this for a week or two.
    My boyfriend doesn't want me to do this, he says It's unhealthy but I think it's a good idea. It's almost swimsuit season and I want to actually look 'good' in a bikini!

    I'm 18, about five foot four inches and currently 120lbs.
    My boyfriend is only complaining about my diet because the last one I did brought me to the brink of Annorexia where I found it difficult to pull back. I had only begun that first diet because during my three week stay in the psych hospital, I gained twelve pounds which sunk my self-esteem.
    Is my boyfriend simply overreacting?

    Extra info:

    The diet I'll be following contains products from Special K. I'll have a protein shake in the morning, Protein water inbetween, a protein meal bar for lunch, and protein water for the rest of the day.
    I'll combine this, with exercise and the walking I do to-and-from classes at school.

    • ANSWER:
      This is an extremely bad idea. First of all, you are normal weight, close to being underweight in fact. You do not need to lose weight at all.

      Second of all, by only eating 500-800 calories a day, there's no way you'll be able to get all the nutrients your body requires. You'll likely feel weak, get depressed from lack of trytophan (from food), be irritable, have trouble focusing and eventually get very sick. These diets are extremely ill-advised, unless you are being supervised by a doctor and actually need to lose a LOT of weight. You should eat at least around 1500 calories a day. Probably more like 2000. Talk a nutritionist or look on the USDA website for more info on that.

      By eating too little, you're body will go into "starvation" mode and greatly reduce your metabolism, and harvest your muscles, thinking that you are in famine situation. So once you do start eating normally again, you'll gain all the weight back and then some because of your slowed metabolism. (not that you need to lose weight all).

      Those are just the most obvious problems I can see. If you concerned about looking too flabby, just lift weights, eat more protein, and generally eat a balanced diet. I am very concerned about how you said that the last time brought you to the "brink of Anorexia." Please seek therapy if you haven't already. At least get evaluated. You could be developing an eating disorder and the sooner you get help, the better.

  13. QUESTION:
    Low Calorie Diet Plan for workout, is this okay?
    Im 5"5, 138 pounds, body fat percentage 21-22 percent.

    Ive started working out daily, upper and lower body alternate days and cardio at least 30 mins after each workout.

    My meal plan is

    Breakfast:

    Protein shake, glass of milk, some grapes.

    Lunch:
    Big chicken meal (chicken kebab with no tortilla, chicken salad, chicken tandoori whatever, with vegetables)

    Dinner:
    small chicken meal. Protein shake before bed.

    Nuts and almonds in between meals, and fruits as well muchies in between meals. And another protein shake before workout.

    I try to keep below 1500 calories or so, and consume about 180g protein a day.

    Is this plan good to reduce body fat percentage to like below 20% in 2-3 weeks?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      eat fruit salad

  14. QUESTION:
    Give me a low calorie diet, and training plan?
    I want to lose 48 pounds by June.

    • ANSWER:
      No thanks, Im busy not doing anything.

  15. QUESTION:
    examples of a fiber rich diet low calorie diet.?
    Can someone tell me a good menu plan for at least 7 days for a low calorie fiber riched diet.? I am in need of finding some material on the best low calorie diet plan and on a diet riched in fiber.

    • ANSWER:
      I usually stick to eating high fiber foods, which is really good for your body.
      Breakfast- have either a serving of high fiber cereal(or bran) like Kashi Go Lean or Mini Wheats, stuff that has about 5 grams of fiber. Or you can drink a fruit smoothies or eat a fruit salad. Don't eat fruit pastries, come on it's most likely high frutose corn syrup in there.
      Lunch-Have either fiber yogurt with a serving of almonds, peanuts or flaxseeds. Or a salad or fruit salad.
      Dinner-Have a veggie burger(or any other type of veggie meat) with a salad and maybe a baked sweet patato.
      Dessert-Anything with fruit, but make sure your not just putting mindless sugar or high frutose corn syrup in it.

  16. QUESTION:
    Can you give me a sample plan of a healthy low calorie diet?
    1200 calories

    All the nutrition i need. Healthy way to eat to lose weight. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hi I wanted to help you out. I had gestational diabetes and the nurses told me we all should be on a diabetic diet and as a whole Americans consume too much. It made me realize what I was putting in my mouth. Not so much the types of food but the amounts. As a mama I want to be a good example to my daughter.

      We need to eat healthy and take vitamins (and sometimes supplements if we can't tolerate the natural form in which the original food source comes from.) It's a good idea to take a multi-vitamin anyway, because they release more of the minerals and vitamins you need to sustain (take a vitamin when you eat, because there are more benefits).

      I am not sure if this is 1200 calorie diet, but you could make alterations besides you should gradually monitor and seek a nutritionist to make sure you are eating a good diet for your individual needs!

      Hope this helps!

      Breakfast

      - 1 egg (scrambled or boiled)
      - 1 cup of cereal (whole grain Chex, Cheerios, etc)
      - half a fruit
      - to use in cereal: 1 cup of 1% milk or soy milk (skip sugar)

      Snack

      - fresh orange slices (half if it's large)
      - half of a peanut butter sandwich (7 grain whole wheat)

      Lunch

      - Try a vegetarian sandwich on 12 grain whole wheat bread with spinach/dark leaf lettuce, sun dried tomatoes, avacado slices, porta bella mushrooms, black olives and a balsamic vinegrette. (Optional: small amt of feta cheese or parmesian cheese spinkled)

      Alternative Sanwich: Peanut butter and fruit slices (banana or strawberry) sandwich on a 7 or 12 grain whole wheat bread.

      - Carrot and celery sticks
      - Fresh kiwi
      - One cup of 1% or soy milk

      Snack

      - Baked tortilla chips and salsa
      - 100% Juice, Gatorade or flavored water (I love Lemon Water with real lemon squeezed in spring water)

      Dinner

      - Chinese cabbage salad with vinaigrette (1 tsp. oil with seasoned rice vinegar)

      - Stir-fry with snow peas, carrots, waterchestnuts, broccoli, and bell pepper strips over 1 cup brown rice (1 tsp. oil)

      - one cup of frozen grapes
      - one cup of vanilla/blackberry yogurt

      Exercise, drinking plenty of water (eight 8oz glasses/day) and plenty of rest are just as important of any healthy weight loss program!!! A healthy diet (including water) combined with regular exercise is the best way to keep the weight down. Start off slowly to avoid injury or illness and gradually make your regimen more intense. God speed!

      Take care.

  17. QUESTION:
    low calorie diet plans?
    Where can i find some good low calorie diet plans?

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    Very low calorie diet?
    What is your idea of a low calorie diet plan?

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    I gained 15 -20 pounds this winter. I want a low Calorie, low fat diet plan, Does anybody have one???
    I want the actual list of what to eat and what days, so on and so forth. I heard about one where you can lose 8-10 pounds in 10 days. I am not afraid of work, so I will also be exercising.

    • ANSWER:
      one simple.safe, and very effective diet is this: eat a large green salad with a minimum of dressing, mainly just for flavor, before eating any heavy meal such as lunch or dinner. this will fill the stomach, but allow you to eat whatever you want, but you'll feel full sooner and thus won't eat as much of the rest of the food regardless of what it consists of. while weight loss is not rapid, being only 3-5 pounds a month, the loss will be steady and will keep the weight from being regained. green salads, being lettuce, carrots, cabbage, and a couple other items, (i like green onions and peppers) has a lot of bulk, but is mainly water. it will fill the stomach, but since it hasn't much starch or carbs, it does allow the weight to come off slowly, safely, and steadily.
      over the last two years, i've lost over thirty pounds and am still losing, but only when i stay on the salads. getting off the salads tends to stop the weight loss.

  20. QUESTION:
    HELP! I need a low calorie diet, exercise plan and a plan to a better life?
    Im very depressed, sad and a bit over weight.
    I really need to lose 40 pounds. How can I do this?
    I have a elliptical machine at home, how long do I need to exercise everyday to lose 40 pounds? Around 1 hour?
    I usually tend to over eat, sometimes binge and purge.
    Im aware that I have issues, most of them because ive had a really hard life, and some unpleasant things happening.
    Im tired of being sad, please help

    • ANSWER:
      I think the best answer is to get happy. You'll find it a lot easier to lose weight when you feel good. Find what it is that you're lacking - do you like art? Video games? Heck, maybe it is food - and it IS ok to indulge every once in a while. Give yourself permission to do whatever you need to to make YOU happy. Splurge on that art class, or pass to the movies.

      Go for walks outdoors or use the machine (putting it in front of the TV helps a lot). Try to eat most of your food in the morning. Don't eat after 9pm. Cut out soda, juice and alcohol. Load up on protein. Just small little changes will make a huge difference.

      Heck, maybe get a dog. That may make you happier and you'll have to exercise it.

      Don't focus on the number 40. Just focus on feeling better and getting toned. Seriously, focusing on the number will just kill your motivation. Don't weigh yourself any more than every 2 weeks.

  21. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have an 800 calorie diet plan?
    I would like to know if anyone has an 800 calorie diet plan for about a month. I really want to lose weight, and my doctor has agreed to go on a 800 calorie diet. I would like to ask anyone who has stomach filling low calorie recipes/ideas. Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      I answered a similar question at http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070523092239AAuaxeL. I eat about 800 calories a day by only eating one meal a day. BUT, if you are working with your doctor, the healthiest way you can address this is to see if he will recommend a nutritionist.

      There is a 6 week 1,000 caloire plan at http://www.drgourmet.com. If you minus a little bit from each meal, you should get about 800 calories.

      Also, SparkRecipies.com and SparkPeople.com are valuable free resources.

      Good luck!

  22. QUESTION:
    if your metabolism slows because of a too low calorie diet?
    how can u speed it back up again without gaining weight? how long would it take?

    example diet plan: (eating 1000 calories or less for two weeks/ exercise every other day for a school sport for two hours)
    height: 5'2"
    weight: 138 (ugh....)
    BMI: about 25.2 i think....

    • ANSWER:
      Your metabolism has probably slown because of the low calories AND the amount of activity. Without knowing your height, etc., it's hard to know what amount of food you should be eating. You should always eat fruit and vegetables, eat enough lean protein and probably taken a multivitamin.

  23. QUESTION:
    How much weight can you loose on a low calorie diet?
    My plan is to stay under 1000 calories per day.

    Breakfast= I dont eat.

    Lunch= Sandwich (290 calories)Chips (130)Soda(100)Water(0)

    Dinner= Soup (200) Water(0)

    Snack= Two 100 calorie packs (200) Usually 1 after lunch, 1 after dinner.

    Is this a good low-cal plan?

    • ANSWER:
      Cutting back to 1000 calories a day is pretty drastic, and should only be used if you just want to lose a few pounds quickly, or feel the need to kick-start a longer term weight loss plan.

      I've attached a helpful link to a 1000 calorie diet menu.

  24. QUESTION:
    Is an 800-calorie a day diet too low in calories to be healthy?
    My co-worker at the office is eating only 800 calories. He is in his 40's, moderately active. He is not seeing a doctor. I am concerned because that sounds like a very low calorie plan.

    • ANSWER:
      that is too low you're right to be concerned.
      check out myfoodpyramid.gov I think it can give you his ideal calorie count. I think men depending on body build should be on a 1500 calorie diet if they're wanting to lose weight.

  25. QUESTION:
    I weigh 95kg and 24yrs of age . I have planned a low calorie diet and i'm going to swim for an hour per day .?
    I want to know whether i could achieve my goal by doing this . And i'm also afraid whether i would become bulgy like men by building muscles by swimming .

    • ANSWER:
      If your goal is to lose weight; then yes, you can achieve your goal this way.

      Keep in mind, though, that a Calorie (in this context) is a unit of food energy. The more vigorous your lifestyle is, the more food energy you'll need to sustain yourself. So if you find that you're too tired to swim for an hour every day, then you may not be acquiring enough food energy, in which case you'll need to make adjustments to your diet.

      Also, people generally don't get "bulgy" and bulky muscles by swimming. Swimming is a form of resistance exercise, which serves to tone your muscles over time. That is, they make the shape of your muscles appear more defined over time. Building muscle mass requires "explosive" weight training (e.g. with barbells, dumbbells, etc.). Since (I'm assuming) you're not weight training, you won't build a lot of muscle mass, which means that you generally won't get bulky muscles.
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------

      I would take the other commenter's advice with a grain of salt. Calorie calculators are not 100% accurate, and shouldn't be treated as such. Many online calorie calculators that justify their methods and calculations only calculate the number of calories for a basal metabolic rate (i.e. the number of calories used up JUST for being alive). If you're doing any walking, socializing, and thinking (e.g. problem solving), then you'll burn up significantly more than 2000 Calories per day. Other online calorie calculators that account for more daily activities don't justify their methods and calculations; and are therefore, unreliable. Many other factors affect calorie expenditure (often indirectly), and are generally not considered by these calculators including, but not limited to: mental stress, cold/heat stress, and sleep deprivation. Besides, even if you knew how many calories you're spending on a daily basis, knowing how much you're consuming is not always possible.

  26. QUESTION:
    Wouldn't the ultimate diet plan be low-carb, low-calorie and low-fat?

    • ANSWER:
      Low calorie, with normal fat, carb, and protein is ideal. The problem with low carb and low fat would mean high protein and that has issues too.

  27. QUESTION:
    high quantity, low calorie diet, will i gain weight?
    I recently started counting calories as a new diet plan, and am wondering if i eat a lot of food quantity wise but low calorie wise.... will i gain weight or lose?

    I mean... my daily calorie intake is 1400-1500..... but i'm feeling REALLY full and eating a lot quantity wise.... does that defeat the purpose?

    please help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely not. Even though you are feeling full, it's all about the calories consumed in the day, and you should lose weight despite your fullness.
      It's good that you are full because that means that you are eating the right foods through day.

      Also, the calories you are consuming is at a wonderful range. Remember never go under 1200 as that puts your body in "starvation mode"- which is unhealthy.
      And make you get enough calcium in your diet- and NOT just a supplement. Lack of calcium can lead to Osteoporosis- even if you are not post-menopausal. You should be getting three servings of these a day including low fat milk, yogurt, and/ or cheese.

      Good luck on your weight loss.

  28. QUESTION:
    I need like a day to day very low calorie but cheap diet plan ... any ideas please?
    I dont have much money but summer is coming up and i really want to look good (like most women) i mean ive herad loads of things like crash dieting but im that dull i dont know what to eat/not to eat. The one week dieting system - does it work or not? Then theres things like celebrity slim and stuff but i really dont know..... Im only eighteen and i had my baby a year ago and i feel like crap but i want to feel beautiful like most young slim and sexy girls my age....someone help me please ...??

    • ANSWER:
      Fresh fruit and vegetables are really cheap, even cheaper if you go to the supermarket in the early evening when they reduce much of the fresh produce. Don`t have "bad" foods, just decide they`re treats and eat them no more than once or twice a week.
      Try just making agreement that you`ll take the baby out for a walk every day, and if the LO`s a year old, they`ll love visiting the local park. It`s great, free exercise for you and the fresh air is great for babies.
      Celebrity slim, slim fast, blah, blah, blah. They are pointless. They are just money making schemes for unscrupulous companies. Exercise and a healthy diet is what everyone needs, not grey shakes, soups and pills (honest - I`ve done every fad diet in the book!).
      Hope this helps.

  29. QUESTION:
    Anyone ever done a low calorie diet and lost weight?
    If i eat 650 calories a day and burn 750 with exercise, how much do you think i'll lose in a month. Yeah i know "it's not healthy, your starving" Yep i sure am. So from 15-16 i ate normal and worked out lose 40 pounds. From 16-18 I purged about 3-4X a day and lost about 10 more pounds. from 18-21 i restricted, binged, fasted, purged. I'm STUCK at 150 at 5'8 and i HATE IT. I NEED to lose 30-40 pounds to have confidence and to finally feel beautiful.

    I have never stuck to a low calorie plan long, i always end up Binging and purging. SO IF i actually stick to this how much will i lose a month????

    I don't care if it's dangerous. Not like my life is worth a damn anyway.

    • ANSWER:
      how are you a top contributor for diet and fitness??? you clearly now knothing about nutrition... if u want the real solution for weight loss without starving yourself IM me and il educate you before u do some stupid diet that ur proposing that in the long run will make you heavier and unhealthier than before...

      (click on my profile to instant message)

  30. QUESTION:
    I need a diet plan ( clean food, low calorie) for 18 yr old male?
    mainly to burn fat around my thighs.hips and butt
    p.s i work out once a day

    • ANSWER:
      Try to have your basic rich meal early in the morning and during the day you can have (3-4) small portion snacks and avoid food after 7 pm (at least 5 hours before sleeping).

      Drink green tea (3- 5 ) times a day (not while you eat), it helps miraculously to loos all the deep thick yellow fat.

      Have 2 shots of Apple vinegar a day ( 1 tp in half a class of water) .

      Try to add reasonably some spices to your food, ex: black paper, it activates your metabolism.

      The main meal :
      - If you are a coffe , tea drinker ( have them without sugar half an hour before your meal)

      - A cup of skimmed milk
      - Two boild egg.
      - 150 grams of whole wheat bread.
      - A cup of low fat yogart with a small spoon of light jam.
      - 20 grams of mixed unsalted nuts.
      - A fruit

      Snacks examples ( dont use the same one twice a day)

      - A big cup of low fat yougart.
      - two appels
      - 300 grams of choped cucmber.
      - 300 grams of grated carrot.
      - one big orange or on banana
      - 75 grams of whole wheat pasta with 25 grams of low fat grated cheese.
      - 28 grams of mixed unsalted nuts.
      - 2 boiled eggs
      - 75 grams whole wheat bread with 25 grams of low fat cheese.
      - a drained can of tuna with lime juice.
      - 75 grams of grilled chicken.
      - 50 grams of grilled red meat.

      P.S eat slowly and enjoy. Dont just full your belly.

  31. QUESTION:
    Cycling Between Atkins and a low calorie diet?
    I have been on a low calorie diet for the past 4 months, and I've had success, but lately I'm have a bit of difficulty sticking with it. In the past I've done the atkins diet and also had success, but couldn't stick to it for more than a year. Anyways, I was wondering if I would still lose weight if I cycled back and forth between the two, atkins for a month, then low calorie for a month. Would there be any adverse effects. Or would the low calorie not be as effective coming off of not eating any carbs? My back ground information is that I did weigh 320 pounds, but have gotten down to 255, but I've stayed the same for the last month cuz I've not been able to follow the low cal eating plan I was doing.
    Just to clarify, i wouldn't do them at the same time, I would follow atkins strictly for 4-6 weeks, then by that time I'd kill for carbohydrates, making my 40 calorie a slice bread that tastes like cardboard a treat. so I would then follow a low calorie diet for 4 - 6 weeks, then I would switch back to atkins, etc.

    • ANSWER:
      Though I dont know much about the Atkins diet..but I know that following a diet for long gives success but later the body gets used to it and doesnt show result as much as it showed earlier. Hence jump from diet to diet...and you will see positve ongoing results.......I am also planning to loose 10kgs in 3 months. could you pls share your diet plan with me.....I am really impressed with you loosing almost 100pounds with this diet.

  32. QUESTION:
    I've lost 30lb in 2+ months on a low-calorie, low-fat diet w/exercise. How is a high-fat, low-carb diet better
    It doesn't appear that the carb craze is what it was 2 or 3 years ago, but I still see a lot of high-protein, fatty, low-carb diet plans and food products out there and people are seemingly losing weight. What makes the carb-counting diet the diet of choice for so many people? Are people really losing more weight this way and is it sustainable (are people keeping off the weight)? Is it bad for the heart?

    • ANSWER:
      I haven't gone on an extremely low carb diet, but from what many people say, you gain the weight back fast when you're off the diet.

      lowering carbs is an easy way to lose weight for people..who want to lose it fast (short term weight loss)

      i don't think the carb craze is as 'crazy' as it was a few years ago. It wasn't studied long enough to come up with any problem. .but now that we did..

      “High-protein, low carbohydrate diets are not recommended because they restrict healthful foods that provide essential nutrients and do not provide the variety of foods needed to adequately meet nutritional needs. Individuals who follow these diets are therefore at risk for compromised vitamin and mineral intake, as well as potential cardiac, renal, bone, and liver abnormalities overall.”

      www.about.com

      After approximately one year until November 2003, approximately 188 individuals reported experiencing problems.

      * 44% reported constipation
      * 42% reported loss of energy
      * 40% reported bad breath
      * 31% reported difficulty concentrating
      * 22% reported kidney problems: kidney stones (11%), severe kidney infections (2%), or reduced kidney function (9%)
      * 5% reported gout
      * 5% reported diabetes
      * 5% reported osteoporosis
      * 4% reported colorectal (1%) and other cancers (3%)

      When carbohydrate intake or utilization is insufficient to provide glucose to the cells that rely on it as an energy source, ketone bodies are formed from fatty acids. An increase in circulating ketones can disturb the body’s acid-base balance, causing metabolic acidosis. Even mild acidosis can have potentially deleterious consequences over the long run, including hypophosphatemia (low blood phosphate levels), loss of calcium from bone, increased risk of osteoporosis, and an increased propensity to form kidney stones.

      http://altmedicine.about.com/cs/dietarytherapy/a/OnlineRegistry.htm

  33. QUESTION:
    Low Calorie Diabetic Diet,seeking food plan n recipe for 60+ female,diabetic, hypertensive n heart patient.?

    • ANSWER:
      Honestly, its better you consult a specialist to find out what's best for you. I really want to help but I don't think I can give better answers than specialist do. Sorry.

      good luck

      Love is omnipresence, Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

  34. QUESTION:
    High-protein, low carb diet?
    Hi, I am planning on losing a few pounds before Christmas, and I needed a diet plan. I look them up online but they mostly include meat and I am a vegetarian. Is there any high-protein low calorie diet plan out there that don't include meat? Please help!

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    Can anyone give me a 500 calorie diet plan?
    i want a good diet plan that includes only 500 calories per day and really low fat. If possible include some pakistani or indian foods.

    • ANSWER:
      For a diet that skimpy you could just boil up a dozen eggs or so and keep them in the refrig - and eat 5 of them a day. Eggs are probably the most complete food - and they're really unbelievably cheap.

      500 calories is not a diet you can do for very long - it's far too few calories. Just to illustrate - after the 2nd War was over, occupied Germany was on a 1500 to 1800 calorie die a day - and that's considered a starvation diet. They were not doing very well on that few calories.

      But that's three times your proposed diet. Your diet is much like fasting.

  36. QUESTION:
    can a low calorie diet dry up my breast milk?
    I was 160lbs when I got pregnant and I wanted to lose 30lbs at that weight and then I gained 70lbs during the pregnancy so I had 100lbs to lose. I lost 40lbs just by nursing. Now I am planning to diet and I am breast feeding. If I decrease my caloric intake could it possibly dry up my milk?

    • ANSWER:
      depends on the age of the baby and how much you plan on lowering your calories.

      if baby is over 2 months, then look here for some guidelines to dieting safely so it does not affect your health: http://kellymom.com/nutrition/mom/mom-weightloss.html
      it will very unlikely affect your milk supply so long as you keep hydrated, but you can make yourself sick by not giving yourself enough calories to run your own body functions after your milk is produced.

  37. QUESTION:
    What diet is better, low far or low calorie?
    I am trying to build a great diet plan to follow. But I am not sure if low fat or low calorie is better to follow? Also, got any suggestions for breakfast, lunch or dinner and snacks? stuff that is not complicated to make and something i can take to work with me. I wanna try and keep all the calories at or under 1,000 a day. thanks for all your help!

    • ANSWER:
      Low calorie, low fat is only a form of calories and is vital for energy and muscle growth/maintenance. However, 1,000 calories are not enough to keep your energy level up and maintain a healthy body. I would suggest at least 1,200, maybe more, and work out everyday. Running is the most efficient exercise to burn calories.

  38. QUESTION:
    I need a Diet plan for getting ripped, any food suggestions?
    Ive been cutting for about a year and a half now and im in that stage were im trying to get that really low BF%, like Mark Wahlberg or Brad Pitt. What is a good diet plan for this. Currently my diet plan is the same thing every day. 6 AM Bowl of Fiber one Cereal and Skim Milk, 10 AM Banana/ or orange, Noon 2 slices of Grain Toast and 4 dropped eggs, 2:30 PM 1 can of Green Beans, spinach, or Mushrooms, 5 PM Cheese Burger. Ive eat the same thing and don't mind it so any diet plan will be fine with me, im not picky. On top of this I do cardio 6 days a week. So if you know please tell me what I need for a low calorie diet plan to get cut. thanks

    • ANSWER:

  39. QUESTION:
    Exercise and diet plan?
    So I need to lose some fat....
    I'm 63kg and 172cm...I'm normal weight but I'm not thin,not even near it.
    I have gained around 4kg since I moved to another country because of the environmental changes...Weather,diet,A LOT of stress etc,lack of sleep...
    So I'm thinking of hitting the gym 4 times a week for an hour or an hour and a half...In order to lose weight and fat but also build those abs(ok that's not necessary,lol) what routine should I follow?
    Also if you could suggest some low calorie diet plan I would really appreciate it!
    But please use common foods,such as rice,potatoes,vegetables,bread,sandwiches with turkey and cheese or chicken....stuff like that,easy to find because I'm living at a dorm and I can only go to the food store in my college..
    Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Half of what Zach says is good, the other half is not so correct.

      1. Low carb, high protein is not a healthy long-term diet (i.e. fad). While it can lead to short-term weight loss, the weight will return. Stick to a diet that plenty of fruits and vegs, with moderate fat and protein. Keep the calories down.

      2. Aerobic exercise is best for burning calories...not a myth. Ever see a fat distance runner or cyclist? No. Ever see a fat weight lifter? yes! Weight training has it's place but should compliment a low-intensity, high rep routine. You can recover a lot quicker and burn a lot more calories using aerobic work.

  40. QUESTION:
    How to loose weight if already in a low calorie diet and have arthritis pain that hinder excercise?
    I am a 31 year old woman weighing 156 pounds. I would like to loose 20 pounds in 3-4 months. Last year my weight was 165. I had worked out and ate well to loose 10 pounds. Later I couldn’t continue the workout routine but kept my diet well so that I didnt increase weight. Now, I want to loose more again with exercise and diet again. I have 2 problems.

    1) I am already in a 1400/day calorie program. To get a general idea, my menu is like this,

    Breakfast
    1slice of wheat multigrain bread+1 egg+1 cup of tea with non fat milk and sugar.

    Snack: a fruit or low fat yogurt or a coffee.

    Lunch
    Grilled chicken with steamed veggies/ I can Tuna with green salad/chicken sandwich.

    Snack: Tea and a snack that is around 100 calorie.

    Dinner
    Fruits, veggies, egg/grilled chicken.

    Problem is, I can’t go less than this as I am already in a diet plan.

    2) I have arthritic pain on my leg joints, especially knees and ankles. So doing a high intensity cardio for 40 min-1 hour which would help me to loose weight is difficult to do as I can’t exercise even if I want to.

    My main problem is my belly fat. I have a lot of it and I really want to get rid off it. I dont smoke or use alcohol and not under any medication.Can anyone suggest me a solution?

    • ANSWER:
      Carbs increase inflamation & antagonize arthritis. I would highly suggest a high calorie, low carb way of eating for optimal health (weight loss is just a byproduct) I would suggest that you make this a high fat diet & get most of your fats from coconut oil, butter, olive oil.

      Nearly 6 years ago, I started Atkins low carb way of eating to just quit gaining weight. I had to get my out of control appetite under control. I never imagined I could LOSE weight without hunger or exercise, since I've become disabled. I never bothered weighing or measuring til I'd noticed that my clothes got huge quick. When my health improved dramatically also, I knew this was my new way of life and since it's eat all you want (of low carb foods) I know I can do this for life.

      My personal carb level is low. I am older & disabled & don't move much (or cook much) but I eat all I want of meats, eggs, cheeses, yogurt, fats, green vegetables, almonds, berries, flax seeds, chia seeds, shirataki noodles and other foods. Someone active would have a MUCH higher carb level & can usually include all fruits, beans, whole grain products but not sugar & highly refined carbs in unlimited amounts. As long as you have <9grams carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control & shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories.

      Most overweight & obese people have blood sugar & insulin dysfunctions and can NEVER eat carbs as someone with a functioning body can. They make the mistake of going back to the way of eating that made them fat and that is not possible and yes they will gain all weight back if they eat what they ate that made them obese originally. Insanity is defined as doing the exact same thing, in the exact same way and expecting different results. Many people can return to moderate carb levels but very few can really eat all they want of sugar & maintain weight or health.

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

      The first 2 weeks eat several cups a day of (mostly) lettuce & celery, cucumbers, radishes, mushrooms, peppers & more vegetables thereafter - add 5 grams per day additional every week (20 grams day first 2 weeks, 25grams 3rd week, 30grams 4th week etc) til you gain weight, then subtract 10grams. That will be your personal carb level (everyone is different & depends on how active you are.)

      Start with meat, fats & salads for 2 weeks and then slowly add in more green veg, wk4 fresh cheeses, wk5 nuts & seeds, wk6 berries, wk7 legumes, wk8 other fruits, wk9 starchy veg, wk10 whole grains. You will learn how your body reacts to different foods.

      The first week is just water weight but fat is lost thereafter if you keep your calories high enough. Otherwise the body will strip it's own lean tissue for nutrition. Although that may look great on a scale it will make it MUCH easier to accumulate fat in the future (since all that pesky lean tissue burning up calories will be gone). The body won't release fat stores if you lower calories below what it needs. It will slow metabolism to compensate & store every spare ounce as fat. If you continue lowering calories, it will continue lowering the set point, til it can survive off nothing & store fat on anything. The body will only release it's fat stores if it knows there is plenty of nutritious food.

      Eating carbs while trying to lose body fat is terribly inefficient. When in glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) you have to lower your calories (which slows your metabolism) & exercise heavily to deplete your glycogen stores before burning body fat.

      The core of Atkins program is converting the body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). Dietary fat levels need to be at >65% of total calories, if not, the body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).

      It takes minimum of 3 days to convert a body to ketosis, (but only one bite to convert back to glycolysis). People feel sluggish the first week but most feel better than ever thereafter.

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

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

  41. QUESTION:
    How to be in a low calorie diet?
    LOW CALORIE DIET

    The consumption of diet between 1400 to 1750 calories per day called as low calorie diet.

    There are many choices for low calorie diet and was planned to select the right food at the right time which suits them. The low calorie diet can be attained by eating foods slowly and select healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, cereals, fish etc..,

    Calorie is the heat energy produced in the body. These calories also maintain the body temperature. When high calorie is taken it increases the growth and formation of substances with in the body which in turn increase the body weight. In order to reduce the body weight low caloric diet has to be maintained.

    When low caloric diet is followed, the weight loss is gradual, but effective. When low calorie food is taken the metabolic rate will become low which leads in the reduction of weight.

    In some cases we are not aware of small situations in which our calorie increases. For instance, in the two glasses of water, one having cold water and the other having normal water is compared with their calorie value. Cold water has more calories than the warm water.

    LOW CALORIE DIETING:-

    During low calorie diet a person will be able to intake all the food substance. These food substances are cooked in a different manner. Envy items like meat, chicken, have high calories. But these same food items when over cooked and when the stalk s removed the calorie is reduced thrice the amount.

    FOOD ITEMS AVOIDED:

    Deep fried items. These are the substances that contain high calories. Food item with yeast as an ingredient is avoided. Then cold substance like aerated drinks and ice creams are to be avoided.

    CONCLUSION:

    Low calorie diet is a slow and gradual process of reducing weight. It is most suitable for middle aged people. It is the effective way which encourage to the peoples for reducing weight.

    • ANSWER:
      Is this even a question?

      Uh.
      My advice is to stay motivated.

  42. QUESTION:
    if you have done a Very Low Calorie Diet?
    If you have done a low calorie diet or know any one who has, I have a few questions!! ALSO feel free to add ANYTHING you know about a low calorie diet. I am planning on doing a low calorie diet, i just want to read some reviews!

    If you dont mind, if you could write your height and weight?
    How many calories did you eat?
    How much weight did you lose?
    How long did it take?
    What exercises did you do if you did any?

    10 points best answer!! NO RUDE or SPAM comments please.

    • ANSWER:
      I didn't do a 'very' low calorie diet, but I do follow a 'lower' calorie diet.

      Height: 5' 6" Current weight: 148lbs
      I eat approx. 1200-1500 cals/day (any less than 1200 WILL drain you)
      lost 35 lbs in 6 months
      Did (do) weight lifting and cardio 5-6 days/wk.

      Fact of the matter is: Lower calories supplied by clean foods+excersise=(healthy) weight loss

  43. QUESTION:
    I want to lose weight and desperately need a low calorie meal plan for everyday!?
    I had 2 babies within 2 years, 16 mths apart, 1 ceserian and one natural. I weigh 62 kg, waist is 32 inch and my height is 5'7. I used to be 52 kg. I go to the gym for an hour a day but tend to lose only 400 calories.but i am on my feet gardening, taking care of littlies and cookign dinner. How many calories would I be losing. My diet isnt too good, sometimes I make carbonara, tonight i had baked beans and multigrain toast for dinner, for breakfast a cofffee with muesli.Any low calorie diets.. as I want to follow one thats free and works! I also take immune system tablets, and sometimes take sustagen which is a vitamin milk . So PLEASE tell me any menus for me to lose this weight !

    • ANSWER:
      Try to just go by this rule 300 calories for bfast, 400 cals for lunch and 500 cals for dinner. Then you can have 300 for snacks and what not. Starving yourself is not the answer excersise is good but dont over do it.

  44. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a low calorie vegetarian diet with meal plans?

    • ANSWER:
      If you eat the right vegetarian foods, you really don't have to count calories. Definitely eat lots of dark leafy greens, vegetables, beans, and whole grains. Stay away from processed foods like mock meats and vegan cheeses. See this list of vegetarian foods that have a low calorie density:
      http://www.vegan-weight-loss.com/low-calorie-foods.html

  45. QUESTION:
    A low LOW calorie diet?
    I am fifteen and weigh eight stone and I know that to lose weight you have to burn more th you consume so can someone please give me a low calorie diet and my excersize plan is walking in the treadmill till I've burnt at least 300. Then go back later and burn another 300 this is will be daily for two weeks so it's 600 a day for 14 days. With your plan for me how much would I have lost by the end of two weeks? And also I will be doing a slow walking speed on the treadmill no faster then 5K. Thanks x

    • ANSWER:
      Hey - this is a good plan, and you won't be starving yourself.... Fat Loss 4 Idiots: http://activelyloseweight.com/recommends/FatLoss4Idiots sorry to just leave it at that, but the plan explains a lot - and the average weight loss for people following it is 9 pounds in 11 days. And that's just a diet plan, your walking will make it even more effective. could be good for you. Best of luck!

  46. QUESTION:
    Give me a diet plan that is low in calories, carbs and fat! PLEASE?
    Give me a diet plan that is low in calories, carbs and fat!?
    the best one will be chosen as the best answer.
    thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      cabbage soup diet

  47. QUESTION:
    Can anyone suggest a diet that is very high is protein, but low in calories?
    My doctor is recommending that I start a high protein, low calorie diet. I'm planning on purchasing the shakes and bars to be able to help me follow this diet closely. Does anyone have any suggestions for either the shakes or the bars?

    • ANSWER:
      .You don't need any shakes or bars...simply eat plenty of lean protein, fruits and veggies...keep carbs and fats lower, but still consume them. Fruits and veggies have a lot of water in them, so are low in calorie for the volume that you get (some more than others). Lots of them in your daily diet will help keep your calorie count down, then add fish, white chicken, or other protein sources of choice to meet that requirement. I eat so much chicken, I should cluck and lay eggs. LOL!

      Protein shakes/bars might be useful if you are working out hard and need extra protein for muscle building...otherwise, what your body doesn't need it will eliminate.

  48. QUESTION:
    Should I do follow a low-carb diet or a low-calorie diet?
    My medicine has been making me gain weight. I've never had to watch my weight before, but now the food that I eat is just sticking to my belly and butt.
    I've got a decently high metabolism and plan to continue doing moderate exercise. Which option is better for a 22-year-old college student to follow? A low-carb diet or low-calorie diet?

    • ANSWER:
      I am adamantly opposed to low calorie dieting because most people lose a good portion of lean tissue (including vital organs like the heart) along with fat stores. There is no nutrition in fat stores, only energy. Most people get impatient and lower their calories and increase their exercise to a point where they lose so much lean tissue that when they return to what was maintenance level eating they are now accumulating more fat stores because their caloric needs have dropped due to the loss of this tissue as well as their metabolism slowing down to work more efficiently on fewer calories & it becomes a vicious cycle of dieting and more loss (including vital organs like the heart). This stress to the vital organs cannot be healthy.

      There is no better way to bring the body to the state of optimal health than with a low carb way of eating. Low carb doesn't cause high blood pressure, high blood sugar or high cholesterol, it cures it. It is actually dangerous to take meds that lower these levels and do low carb at the same time because the levels will become dangerously low. Carbohydrates trigger insulin. High insulin levels unbalance other hormones. Anything less that 9 grams of carbs per hour controls insulin and is considered low carb (up to 144 grams per day).

      U.S. government guidelines were changed 35 years ago to suggest we lower our fat intake & increase our carb intake. American society followed these recommendations & lowered their fat intake by 11% & increased their carb consumption. In this same time frame obesity, diabetes, heart disease are all at epidemic levels.

      A low carbohydrate diet is a high fat diet. The protein should only be a little higher than adequate. Although it is completely possible to live on a fat/protein only diet for long term (as proven by research done in a hospital setting) it becomes boring fairly quickly. Luckily many vegetables & some fruits, nuts & seeds are low in carbs & greatly expand the diet. Most long term low carbers eat as many, if not more non starchy vegetables than vegetarians.

      Glucose is the bodies preferred fuel (if you want to get technical, it actually burns alcohol most efficiently, but that doesn't make it any healthier for the body than carbs), the body can convert 100% of carbs, 58% of protein & 10% of dietary fat into glucose. The body can also be fueled by fat (dietary fat & fat cells) but only in the absence of carbs. Your brain actually prefers* to be fueled by ketones (part of the fat burning process), it does require glucose also, but glucose can be easily converted from excess protein if needed or dietary fat.

      Plaque build up in the arteries is more attributable to carb consumption than dietary fats, which seems to be the conclusion of the following study. Carb consumption raises triglycerides & VLDL (bad cholesterol). Fats raise the HDL (good cholesterol). High triglyceride levels & low HDL levels are an indicator of plaque & glycation - the precursors to a heart attack & heart disease.

      http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/after-eating-effects-carbohydrates-vs.html

      Gary Taubes who wrote "Good Calories, Bad Calories" spent 7 years going through all the studies over the last century & dividing up the real science from the faulty science & concluded that low carb was the best way to control insulin levels which balances out other hormones & allows the body to function properly.

      His main points are:

      1. Dietary fat, whether saturated or not, is not a cause of obesity, heart disease or any other chronic disease.

      2. The problem is refined carbs in diet, their effect on insulin secretion & the hormonal regulation of homeostasis.

      3. Sugars - sucrose, high-fructose corn syrup specifically - are particularly harmful, the combination of fructose & glucose simultaneously elevates insulin levels & overload liver with carbs.

      4. Through their direct effects on insulin & blood sugar, refined carbs, starches, sugars are the dietary cause of coronary heart disease & diabetes. They are likely dietary causes of cancer, Alzheimer's & other diseases.

      5. Obesity is a disorder of excess fat accumulation, not overeating.

      6. Consuming excess calories does not cause us to grow fatter.

      7. Fattening & obesity are caused by an imbalance in the hormonal regulation of adipose tissue & fat metabolism.

      8. Insulin is the primary regulator of fat storage. When insulin levels fall, we release fat from fat tissue.

      9. By stimulating insulin secretion, carbs make us fat.

      10. By driving fat accumulation, carbs also increase hunger & decrease the amount of energy we expend in metabolism & physical activity.

  49. QUESTION:
    How can I get motivated and keep with a low calorie diet?
    I can't seem to start. I always plan it the night before but on the day I fail! How can I get motivated and just start and NOT give up? Because even when I do start I give up within about 3 days? :/

    How can I get & keep motivated for at least 2 months?

    • ANSWER:
      You're trying to get motivated to keep with a low calorie diet? I recommend writing down some foods that are low calorie that you actually enjoy (it's hard, I know). Actually once you think about it, its not too difficult. There's bound to be some sort of fruit you really enjoy, popcorn for snacking, eggs for breakfast...It's a lot less painless when you don't feel like you're torturing yourself. The first few days might seem tough, but really it's because your body is used to getting the high level of calories it once was, causing you to crave dense sources of calories (fat, oil, grease). It's actually a survival instinct that's never gone away, and makes it really difficult for people to lose weight. Also, if you're trying to lose weight, perhaps make gradual changes to lessen the aforementioned effects, and work out as well. If you merely decrease your calories, your metabolism will adjust and you won't lose weight at all. Instead, exercise and be conscious of your diet. Eventually you'll start feeling healthier and better about yourself, and you'll love working out. Some people get depressed when they stop working because they no longer have the dopamine rush that comes from an intense workout. Anyways, in a nutshell, learn to enjoy it, set small goals, and your success at hitting these goals will keep you motivated.

  50. QUESTION:
    Anyone here had success with a low carb diet?
    ....and I'm not talking atkins because I think that diet plan calls for a little too low of carbs, not to mention, not the biggest variety in food. I have 10lbs to lose. Low calorie/fat diet plus exercise isn't working for me. I would like to try low carb, but would like to hear some success stories and results. How much did you lose and how long did it take? Any side affects? any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      I've lost 65 pounds through a combination of Atkins, exercise, and watching my calories (it's easy for me to overeat even "legal" foods). It was very hard at first - carbs are physically addictive and I had some withdrawals. The good news is that it gets easier over time. I cut back my carbs in March of 2004 and am still watching them now. I try to stay under 120 net grams a day, the lower the better. 120g a day is more properly controlled-carb rather than low-carb, but it is lower than most people eat.

      I'd say I lost most of my weight in the first 18 months and then it slowed way down.

      Find a good book about low-carb diets, read it, and follow it. There's several good ones out there. My recomendations would be either Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution or Protein Power.

      It still comes down to calories so do watch them. The thing about low-carb is most people have a smaller appetite so it is easier to eat less.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the best diet/meal plan for a basketball player?
    I've heard eating six small portioned meals a day is a Godsend for athletes, but is there a difference among what pro basketball players eat?

    If so, what is their typical diet plans and why does that help them in playing basketball?

    • ANSWER:
      There is info at these 2 sites.

      http://www.theacc.com/genrel/020706aae.html
      http://www.ais.org.au/nutrition/documents/FuelBasket.pdf

  2. QUESTION:
    What is a good source for finding a veggie diet meal plan?
    Hey Guys n Gals,

    I'm curious about starting a veggie diet. I've lost a lot of weight, but I've heard a lot of good things about a balanced vegetarian meal plan. I'm not just looking into it for the fat thing, but more for an overall lifestyle and health change. Any good sources for a veggie diet meal plan?

    Shawn M.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey, good question. i was once in your shoes also! i found this site, which has a veggie diet plan for a pretty modest price. as they say, you get what you pay for, so i never trust free sites, but here's the site:

      http://www.veggie-diet.com/

  3. QUESTION:
    Is this a good diet meal plan when losing weigh?
    Is this a good diet meal plan when losing weigh?
    Breakfast: Toasted strudle
    Lunch: 2 Apples with fat free Caramel apple dip
    Supper: Steak with Red potatoes

    what are some good food to lose wiegh?

    • ANSWER:
      If your taking vitamins yes , otherwise you'll be malnutritioned.

      Eat grapefruit and greentea.

      lol toasted strudle, come on, thats neither healthy or diet worthy. Instead try two eggs one yolk and weat toast no butter.. vegtables as snacks like carrots,cellery, apples with penut butter is better than caramel nutrition wise but high in fat in penut butter.

      If you wana lose weight you can;t get around excersize since the goal is to burn more calories than you take in.

  4. QUESTION:
    What is a healthy 7 day diet/meal plan for a 14 year old?
    I want to know a healthy 7 day diet for a 14 year old.

    I'm a bit overweight and trying to be healthy. So does anyone have a diet plan that includes easy things to take to school for lunch, etc?

    • ANSWER:
      before starting a diet, you should have these things on your mind:

      -do not go on a vigorous diet cause you're only gonna gain all those pounds back when you go to normal again
      -do not skip breakfast! it'll mess up your metabolism and you'll only gain weight (which is proven) and overeat at night
      -do not starve! you'll slow down your metabolism, which means that you're gonna gain weight instead of loosing it
      -do not cut on meat or dairy products

      ok now, here's a diet regime that is simple, comfortable and practical!
      -for breakfast you should eat muesli (with dried fruit, nuts, flax seeds, sunflower seeds!) and skim milk: packed with essential nutrients and extremely healthy
      -snacks (2-3h after meals) should be either fruits, all kinds of nuts, peanuts, dark chocolate and sometimes whole grain cookies
      -for lunch, you can eat anything that is not junk food and fried (focus on vegetables, fish, white meat, whole grain pasta and rice)
      -dinner should be light (salad, soup, fruits, yogurt, etc.)

      in addition you should make sure to add the following foods to your diet:
      -monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) which are proved to reduce fat around the waist and decrease the risk for many diseases. foods containing this are (salmon, almonds, flax seeds, dark chocolate, olive oil, soy, avocado)
      -antioxidants which clean your whole body from harmful chemicals: green and black tea, garlic, citrus fruit, berries, dark chocolate, peanuts...
      -make sure to drink about 1,5l of water a day
      -have 5 smaller meals instead of three large ones

      for a workout regime my advice is to join an areobic club that does cardio, weightlifting, pilates, etc. you'll have more fun working with other people and better results since professionals are gonna show you how to work (4-5 times a week for an hour would be perfect!)

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the best diet/meal plan for a Runner?
    I'm not a hardcore XC runner, but i have been working out very hard the last week and the pounds are not coming off? I tend to over eat a lot...what's a good diet plan i should stick to? I also weight train almost every other day!

    • ANSWER:
      do cardio exercise, yoga, pilates its great to burn fat and it will tone ur body as well, drink 8-10 glasses of water. no pasta and no rice and no junk food and low carb.
      U should have a healthy balanced diet have more fibre and protein in your diet they keep you full and energized and you should have small meal every 3 hours and don’t eat before 3 hrs of going to bed. check this site for article on how to increase metabolism, soup the hunger satiated, fat burning foods, lazy way to lose weight, high protein diet and fibre and more fibre this should get you started and very easy to follow with great results
      http://cashsunshine.blogspot.com/2008/05/increase-your-metabolism.html
      http://cashsunshine.blogspot.com/2008/05/soup-hunger-satiated.html
      http://cashsunshine.blogspot.com/2008/05/6-fat-burning-foods.html
      http://cashsunshine.blogspot.com/2008/04/lazy-way-to-lose-weight.html
      http://cashsunshine.blogspot.com/2008/04/high-protein-diets-for-weight-loss.html
      http://cashsunshine.blogspot.com/2008/04/fibre-fibre-and-some-more-fibre.html

  6. QUESTION:
    what diet meal plan should i use to burn fat?
    i'm 16 years old, a male and im 238 pounds. i try to lift wieghts on a regular basis but its kind of hard with work and everything. i want to lose about 30-40 pounds and i know that i have to eat a good diet i just cant find a good one that fits me. if anyone can give me like a weekly meal plan, some good tips, or point me in the right direction i would really appreciate it

    • ANSWER:
      celery is low calories and it takes more calories to chew it then it gives to you + its really good for you, also if you go to a vitamin shop they have powders that make it so your not as hungry during the day. So have a good breakfast, no bad cereal and then take some of the powder right before lunch then have vegetables and milk for dinner?

  7. QUESTION:
    What Diet Meal Plan Like Nutri-System Works Best?
    I just had a baby and am looking to start a "total meal" diet like Nutri-system to shed the pounds. I am wondering what options are out there and success stories. Also, could you include a round-about cost so I can plan accordingly?

    I am also starting a workout routine as well so I'm trying to set realistic goals so no diet pills for me.

    Thank you for all your help!

    • ANSWER:
      I know someone who did Nutra-Sysytem and lost about 20 pounds on it. Not sure of the cost. I did Slim Fast before my wedding, which is fairly cheap and simple, but not easy. You need to make sure you're getting enough calories if you're breastfeeding, though, and clear any diet changes with your doctor.

  8. QUESTION:
    I need to lose 10 pounds within a month whats a diet meal plan I can use?
    I need to lose 10 pounds before school shopping Im not overweight but i'd like to be a bit thinner what is a meal and excersise plan I can follow without organic expensive foods crash dieting or pills ? (: thanks to everyone who answers

    • ANSWER:
      Try and just take small changes such as switching your foods up. Walk or run every day or better yet do 30 minutes of cardio. Remember muscle burns more calories then fat does. Just try and portion out your meals every day to 5 - 6 mini meals a day consisting of, lean protein and good carbs. Best of luck :) xXx Christina xXx

  9. QUESTION:
    what you think is the best time for a diet meal plan?
    Like for example :
    Meal 1 @ 8 am : Breakfast
    Meal 2 @ 11 pm: Snack
    Meal 3 @ 2 pm: Lunch
    Meal 4 @ 5 pm: Snack
    Meal 5 @ 8 pm: Dinner
    But i made that random to make my point, Could you change that to what you think is the best time for a diet meal plan?

    • ANSWER:

  10. QUESTION:
    Where can i find a diet meal plan online?
    I want to loose weight but i need help in doing so. I need to know where online i can find a free meal plan!

    • ANSWER:
      Best thing that you can do is type "ediets" in a browser and pick which one works for you. Or you can type "free ediets".

      One of the government websites that is decent is www.mypyramid.gov

      This is a decent site and it is free, it should be able to get you started.

  11. QUESTION:
    is there a good diet meal plan for people who have very limited money?
    I need to lose weight, not only because I hate looking fat and ugly, but because I want to, I don't officially have a job. I make 170 a week, and I need a cheap and efficient plan to have a great diet, to loose weight

    • ANSWER:
      eggs, skim milk, and low grade fruit. depending on your location a fishing license will pay off greatly for a source of delicious protien. staw away from ramen noodles and other similar products. they are very low in calories and can be an alternative for weight loss. but they are VERY unhealthy.

  12. QUESTION:
    I need help planning a weight loss diet meal plan?
    I need help planning a 7 day meal menu. I want to lose weight. I don’t drink sodas. I want to eat 5 or 6 small healthy meals a day. I should eat around 1600 calories a day. And I drink coffee every morning. I want to get all the nutrients and things I need. Please help. Thanks. :)

    • ANSWER:
      I was using fatloss4idiots diet plan before and it helps me a lot. Try it's diet plan generator. It'll help generate a weight loss diet plan with the menu you chosen. Visit this site to read more about it
      http://beam.to/revealweightlossfact

  13. QUESTION:
    Can you help make a bulking diet meal plan?
    I am trying to eat 3000 calories a day to bulk up. I have set a goal of 35lbs of healthy weight in 6 months. I want to eat 5 meals a day and have at least 1 whey shake in that time. Breakfast and Dinner can be done at home but 2 "snacks" and Lunch have to be at work. I need some ideas for roughly 700+ calories per meal yet easy to use at work. Thanks for the help!

    • ANSWER:
      35 lbs of lean mass I'm guessing since you say healthy weight. That is going to be near impossible if you aren't taking any kind of steroids. It will take 3-4 years to get to that weight being healthy. A meal plan will be.
      Breakfast: Mass gainer shake with milk 1250 calories and 1 cup of oatmeal 240 calories.
      Snack: apple and granola bar = 230 calories
      Lunch: lean piece of meat vegetables and 2 potatoes = 440
      Snack: Tuna salad mixed with 4 eggs = 450
      After gym: Mass gainer shake and banana = 1200
      Dinner: Piece of meat with some side of whatever you want rice or salad = 300-450 calories
      Before bed: 1 cup cottage cheese or casein shake = 180 calories
      Tried to keep it as simple and clean as possible

  14. QUESTION:
    What is a good diet/meal plan for me to go by if I am looking to gain lean muscle?
    I lift weights 5 sometimes 6 times a week and I struggle to stick with a diet. What are some foods to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and of course snack foods throughout the day?

    Thanks for the answers

    • ANSWER:
      If your looking for a more defined look you want to cut your meals into smaller meals but more portions. Try this out, i've been on this for about 2 weeks and i'm getting some results

      6 am 1 1/2 cup of cereal and skim milk protien shake

      9 am 6-8 ounces lean meat 1 cup of rice

      12 pm 6-8 ounces of lean meat 1 cup of veggies with yam or potato

      3 pm 6-8 ounces of lean meat 1 cup of rice

      6 pm 6-8 ounces of lean meat 1 cup of veggies with yam or potato

      9 pm 1 cup of cereal and skim milk protein shake

      it's suppose to speed up your metabolism and help build muscle mass with the protein. Good luck.

  15. QUESTION:
    What is the best diet meal plan i can use to loose weight fast in dance dance revolution?
    I been playing dance dance revolution for a couple of days now and i don't know what should i eat. i need help on a plain for when and what i should eat on a day. for example 10 am eat whole grain waffles, yogurt, and drink water, 12 pm eat oat valley gronal bar, 2 pm play dance dance revolution for a hour, etc. what should i eat, and when should i eat it. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      It's hard to say how much you should be eating when I don't know your height and weight or age. I'm pretty sure a granola bar for lunch is not enough. Most adults should be eating anywhere from 1500-2000 cals a day, a child or teen would need more. Check out www.thedailyplate.com, not only can you track your weight loss, goals and log your food the forums are amazing, The people are so easygoing and helpful :)

  16. QUESTION:
    Does anybody know a Smoothie Diet meal plan?
    I'd like to have a URL or copied and pasted.. It's a plan where you only drink smoothies.

    • ANSWER:
      www.google.ca

  17. QUESTION:
    How does this look for a diet meal plan?
    I don't eat any meat.....

    Breakfast

    Go Lean Cereal
    Soymilk
    Flaxseeds
    Blueberries

    OR

    Boiled Egg Whites
    Oatmeal
    Orange

    LUNCH
    Salad with:
    1/2 Avocado
    Tomato
    Broccoli
    Mushrooms

    Dinner

    Garden Burger with garlic and mushrooms
    mixed veggies fro trader joes.

    Snack options
    apple
    orange
    yogurt
    carrots
    handful of almonds

    • ANSWER:
      Great choices - I would just break out your measuring cup for your portions. For example, 1 cup of go lean crunch is 200 calories. I usually do 1/2 cup with 1/2 cup milk and 1/4 cup blueberries. I know it's a little anal to use the measuring cup, but you will see super results. Read your labels to see what a "serving size" is. All your choices are great and balanced. Good luck.

  18. QUESTION:
    What is the perfect diet meal plan?
    Does anyone have a good menu plan for losing 2-3lbs a week with moderate exercise...WITHOUT starving myself. I bought a stationary bike, wieghts, and some yoga videos. I am 135lbs and I want to lose atleast 15lbs in the next 8 weeks.

    • ANSWER:
      For breakfast a piece of wheat (integral bread), tea, or oat meal, some fruit.

      Lunch: a piece of salmon or fish, salad, or a turkey sandwich, 8 glasses of water daily.

      Dinner: a little piece of meat (like a palm of your hand) a little portion of rice or potatoes, a small salad.

      Since I herd a that the liver stop working at 5:00 p.m. try not to eat anything heavy at night. if you get hungry have a snack (some cerial as cherioos)

      No coke or fast food, no sugar, no candy.

  19. QUESTION:
    I am an incoming Freshman pitcher, and I need help with a diet/meal plan for Baseball.?
    I weigh 172lbs, 6 foot even, have a pretty toned physique, but I was just wondering if there were any dietary people on here that could help me with a meal plan without me dishing out the cash to get one.

    I am a pitcher, and want to put on some more pounds of muscle, maybe get around 180-190 or so.

    • ANSWER:
      eat how you are right now, just lift weights and such

  20. QUESTION:
    What would be a low calorie diet (Meal Plan)?
    I want someone to give me an example of a healthy low calorie diet

    Like what do I eat for breakfast lunch and dinner

    I'm not fat but I do intake too many calories
    And I'm sure my question would help others find a meal plan (which is what I want)

    I do exercise

    • ANSWER:
      Okay, why is everyone obsessed with low calories? Women=2000 kcal a day, men=2500 kcal a day.(men/women over 18)

      Just read the package! Don't buy foods that aren't packaged or don't have calories stated on the package. If you're not fat, you don't need weight loss meal plan!

      But, since you asked for it, I'd be silly not to give you one!

      Add fruit, juices, vegetable or salad to each meal. Salad without dressing!

      Breakfast: 2 or 3 from these- Eggs (poached/boiled), lean bacon (grilled), wholegrain bread (not just brown, as it could be white bread stained with caramel, toasted, 10g butter if wanted) and yoghurt.

      Lunch: Lean protein (lentils, beans {not baked beans!}, fish, white meat, trimmed red meat etc.) + 1 of the following- bread& light sauce (a sandwich), baked potato (better if it's a sweet potato), rice (prefferably brown, and boiled, starch washed off {rinse under hot water before and after boiling. after boiling, wait until the water draining off the rice is clear, not cloudy} never fried).

      Dinner: Any sort of protein (but not more than 5% fat), starch (options above) + dessert (see below)

      Snacks: (fruit and veg any time, any amount that's reasonable) 2 from; 1 small cookie, rice crackers, ryvita crackers with low fat topper, yoghurts (if not eaten at breakfast) etc. If you feel hungry, but have had your snacks, have a drink! sometimes our body mistakes thirst for hunger. This would be a good idea if you drink diarrhetics such as tea, coffee, it can be very easy to be dehydrated.

      Desserts; fruits and cream are good, just have low fat whipped cream, better if they are real cream varieties; whipped cream is better than double or single because you get a larger volume of cream for fewer calories. Treat yourself though! Have one SMALL treat a day as your dessert. Ice cream, chocolate and cheescake; save them for after dinner dessert, then have a small portion; less than 200 kcal would be ideal.

      Okay? That's a lower calorie diet plan.

  21. QUESTION:
    Need a 1200 calorie diet sample meal plan?
    My doctor put me on a 1200 calorie diet meal plan and i cant see the dietitian for over a week and i looked all over the internet for a meal plan. can some one please tell me how many calories i need for breakfast, Lunch, dinner and for snacks. Please help
    Also what are considered "free foods?" i know all foods have calories but i dont know what they are

    • ANSWER:
      I work for a weight loss company, so I"m happy to answer. You should have three meals and two snacks per day. Each meal will consist of approx. 300 calories, and the two snacks will have approx. 150 calories each. Here some examples.
      Breakfast- One serving of oatmeal with a banana.
      Breakfast option 2-- 3 scrambled egg whites with some diced veggies, and two pieces of wheat toast spread with some brummel and brown (a butter subsitute made out of yogurt, taste way better than margarine).
      breakfast option 3- one cup of cereal (of your choice) with 1/2 cup skim milk.
      Snack between breakfast and lunch- almost anything you want (but just one serving). You can have a couple of handfuls of chips or pretzels if your craving something fatty, or on a healthier note, you could have a cup of yogurt with some cut up strawberries or blueberries on top.
      Snack option 2- a slice of cheese with 5 or 6 crackers
      Snack option 3- a few ritz crackers with peanut butter spread on them

      Lunch- spinach salad with a can of tuna over it (tuna in WATER, not oil). Add 1/2 tsp olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
      lunch option 2- cup of soup with half of a sandwich- one piece wheat bread, no more than 1 tablespoon lowfat mayo, and one slice of meet and one slice of cheese- add as many veggies as you'd like

      in between lunch and dinner snack- anything similar to what you had for your first snack. Just make it small, 150 calories for a snack isn't much. Try a granola bar if you want something quick.

      Dinner- there are millions of options.
      1- 3 oz of fish (your choice) with 3 oz rice. add green beans
      2- 3 oz chicken with 3 oz. rice, add asparagus
      3- 3 oz. steak with 3 oz. mashed pototos. add peas or brussel sprouts
      Keep the amount of protein meat you eat to around 3 oz (a little smaller than the size of a clenched fist).

      If you really want a desert- get sugar free jello- it's only ten calories per cup. Or, get sugar free pudding, about 60 calories per cup.

      That should do it!
      Good luck with everything!

  22. QUESTION:
    What is a good meal plan for a diet?
    I've been trying to lose weight because thats my new years resolution BUT I dont know what type of diets there are. Diet pills are like the only thing I come across but im not old enough for them. Can someone tell me a good diet plan

    • ANSWER:
      There are a plethora of fad diets out there, but I find what works for me is a diet composed of 40% protein, 40% carbohydrates and 20% mostly healthy fats. I do not let my fat intake go lower than 20% as fat is necessary for hormone production.

      Instead of advocating one diet theory over another, I will tell you what to avoid. If you avoid the following, you'll have absolutely no trouble losing weight (an exercise program thrown into the mix always helps, of course):

      - Avoid refined sugar. It has no nutritional value.
      - Avoid refined carbs such as potato chips, cakes, cookies
      - Avoid fast food. They're loaded with garbage and calorically dense.

      Try and eat smaller, healthful meals more regularly - as opposed to the standard breakfast, lunch and dinner.

      Don't go too low on the caloric intake as it will cause your body to go into a state of shock and it will adapt to your new energy intake and actually make it harder for you to lose weight.

      Don't be afraid to experiment with your diet plan to see what works for your body. Everyone is different, there is no one size fits all plan.

  23. QUESTION:
    What is a diet meal plan if I wanna lose weight by the summer?
    I ate three egg whites for breakfast and a tall glass of water filled to its rim.
    What should I eat for lunch and dinner?
    It can't be anything hard it has to be simple.
    I wanna lose 30 Lbs by the summer. I counted it and I cant lose 4 lbs a week and if I start now I can lose thirty. Please please please please please help me!!!!!! I am in need.

    btw. I'm 12 and 5'5''. The lost time I weighted in i was about 160.

    • ANSWER:
      First you decide how much you want to loose?
      Slash 100 calories to lose 5 kilos/year
      Slash 250 calories to lose 11 kilos/year
      Slash 500 calories to lose 22 kilos/year
      you may need to cut more or fewer calories depending on your age gender and weight.

      After deciding this you need to work on it so exercise is obviously important so see through you daily exercise.

      Exercise- do some yoga and go for walk,jogging,do ups amd down bend down so tat it looses fats from stomach.And to flatten your tummy do some stretching exercise which stretches your stomach so tat u can loose some fats.Everyday you do need to exercise 1hour.

      Meal- Meal is very important.see that you don't skip your breakfast,lunch and dinner.Breakfast is very important have something light have fruits and drink milk to get energy in breakfast.In lunch have Chapati with vegetables,dal and have salads after your lunch so that it get digests fast .In dinner you must havesomethingg light things.
      Don't take fat and oily items you need to avoid it like chocolates,chips,samosa,sweets.

      Drinks-you need to drinks lots of water atleast 10 to 15 glasses.Avoid cold drinks and wine beer istead go for coconut water.

      My target was to reduce 6 kilos and i lost 6 kilos by applyin this and kept it consistent in my life...:)
      plz let me know if u lose wieght by this form...:)

  24. QUESTION:
    can someone help me come up with a healthy diet meal plan for one day? please?
    i am horrible at making healthy choices! i use to eat special K products but someone has told me that they contain too much sugar. I'm trying to get a flat stomach so what are so healthy foods that can help me achieve this?

    like a breakfast lunch and dinner plan?

    • ANSWER:
      Oh I love questions like this :D
      Breakfast: Egg white omelet with spinach and low fat mozzarella (or whatever veggies you like!) Glass of skim milk,coffee/tea
      Snack: 1/4 cup nuts (any kind)
      Lunch: Tuna Sandwich on whole wheat, non-fat yogurt
      Snack: Fruit!
      Dinner: Grilled Chicken marinated in Cesar dressing, garlic green beans, broccoli

      *If you're hungry before bed grab your blender & throw in some fruit (I use strawberries & bananas), skim milk, non-fat yogurt and if you have it, protein powder..it makes an amazinggg smoothie/protein shake!

      Keep a bottle of water with you all day & drink it..keeps you hydrated & full!

      Goood Luck!

  25. QUESTION:
    What is a good diet meal plan for hard core meat eaters? Being a new vegetarian is hard I am craving meat.?

    • ANSWER:
      Well done for making the step! OK, so remember you can't just cut out meat from your diet, you have to replace it with other, healthier things that will give you protein such as nuts, eggs, hard cheese, tofu, lentils, chick peas etc.
      Good luck, and don't worry, the cravings soon stop when you replace the meat :)
      PS Book Worm - vegetarianism is healthy...
      PPS zoe, b12 can also be found in eggs and dairy products

  26. QUESTION:
    what's the best meal plan if im on a diet but i dont wanna starve my self?
    i have a one week vacation and now is my first day in school again,.since i've gone through a vacation i think i gain a little weight and my diet plan is ruined because of our vacation,.well i ate breakfast this day and a biscuit and pineapple juice for lunch then at 4:30 i was kinda dizzy and a little starve what do you think is the reason?what should i eat and do?

    • ANSWER:
      a biscuit and juice for lunch? no wonder you felt dizzy. you can be on a diet without starving yourself. just eat healthy by cutting down on sugar and fat.

      breakfast
      porridge with fruit
      brown bread with cooked/poached egg and low fat yoghurt

      lunch
      jacket potato with any low fat topping
      any kind of salad with low fat dressing (bit of dressing though)
      any veg

      snack
      a few nuts
      low fat yoghurt
      fruit

      dinner
      poultry or fish with any veg and pasta or rice(brown if possible) and not too much gravy or sauce

      these are just examples to give you some ideas

  27. QUESTION:
    what meal plan should i follow on a diet?
    I'm trying to lose weight with a diet and i'm also lifting weights to ge a lot of muscle. Im 6'3 and i weigh 245 pounds. I'm eating 6 small meals a day but i'm finding it very hard because i don't know what to have and how much to have. Can anyone give me a meal plan to follow for my diet. The meal plan can't be to difficult, simple food like chicken, eggs, vegatables, oatmeal......easy stuff. Thanks

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    I need help coming up with a diet meal plan.?
    I want to come up with a meal plan for a few days that keeps me eating healthy so that I can keep toning up.

    Any ideas for meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks) that stick to a healthy diet and does not include pork or beef (I haven't eaten it since I was 9)?

    • ANSWER:
      Breakfast: Eat a banana with some low fat yogert, or eat a bagel with low fat cream cheese. Drink milk.

      Lunch: eat a salad with also low calorie salad dressing, or a fruit salad.

      Snacks: some celery (negative calories) , or carrots and ranch dressing

      Dinner: fish (extremly healthy) with rice

      ** if you don't like my ideas, you can go to weightwatchers.com for more help on diet plans.

      PS good luck!

  29. QUESTION:
    please help me with a good diet meal plan?
    since I don't know what to eat and I am eating very little, only 3 meals a day with nothing but water as a drink could you give me a meal plan I could stick with?? please help???

    I am 25 years old and I weight 256

    • ANSWER:
      You need 1500 calorie intake in one day.

      For breakfast: 2-3 scrambled egg whites
      For Lunch: any salad with a low fat dressing(don't drown the salad)
      For dinner: Grilled fish or chicken with vegetable
      For dessert: Angel food cake( this is non fat and has hardly any calories great dessert and it also comes in chocolate!!), frozen yogurt, or meringue cookies

      snacks: munch on quakers rice cakes (they are actually really good even though they are rice cakes!!), fruit is always a good snack, original wheat thins

      Drinks: Water, you may think that juice is a good option but juice has a lot of calories so stick to just water!!

      Hope this helps and good luck to you!

  30. QUESTION:
    What is the meal plan you have to follow for the Acai Berry Diet?
    I have to do a project for school, and I need to include a specific meal plan for this diet.

    • ANSWER:
      Here are two guidelines that I follow while I'm on this diet.

      1. Incorporate "super foods" into your meal plan on a daily basis. Some examples are salmon, low-fat plain yogurt, tomatoes, spinach, mixed berries, whole oats, mixed nuts, green tean and various beans.

      2.Eat 5-10 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. They will help you meet your micro-nutrient needs for the day. And since they are a good source of fiber, they help you curb your appetite and control hunger.

      Let me know if you have any other questions that I can help you out on! :)

  31. QUESTION:
    What do you think of my meal/diet plan?
    What do you think of my meal/diet plan?
    Breakfast
    All bran cereal- 50g
    Skim milk- 1 cup

    Snack
    Apple

    Lunch:
    Lettuce/veg
    Tuna
    4 bean mix
    Apple

    Snack
    Crunchy muesli bar

    Dinner:
    Brown rice
    Chicken breast – 100g
    Salad/veg

    Supper:
    Non fat Yogurt

    Does it sound healthy??

    • ANSWER:
      uhhhhhh...yea...sure

  32. QUESTION:
    Diet meal plan need help! Please?
    Ok so on my scales I am 8 stone 10 pounds my height is 5ft 2. I would like to get down to 8 stone and wondering how I should do it any suggestions on a food diet plan ? I was thinking

    Breakfast : Bananna and Yoghurt
    Dinner : Meat and Veg
    Bed time snack : Nutrigrain bar and cup of tea

    I dont need help on exercise as I have joined the gym and my trainer is helping me.

    Is I follow this meal plan how much should I expect to lose in a month ?

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    what times are a better meal diet plan?
    Like for example :
    Meal 1 @ 8 am : Breakfast
    Meal 2 @ 11 pm: Snack
    Meal 3 @ 2 pm: Lunch
    Meal 4 @ 5 pm: Snack
    Meal 5 @ 8 pm: Dinner
    But i made that random to make my point, Could you change that to what you think is the best time for a diet meal plan?
    I'm hungry right now and it's 10:51 A.M here. I ate in 8 A.M and i exercised after breakfast.
    should i eat a snack right now? And like i said what do you think is the best time for a diet meal plan? like the one i showed you the example.

    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Meal times are of way less importance then your daily totals. Meal times would be more important to an athlete who needed more energy for their particular event.

      Eating 5-6 meals is over blown and not needed. Nor does it raise your metabolism more than 3 meals if end of the day calories are the same in both applications. You may hear that it does but that is only a myth. Metabolism is raised *during the digestion period of a meal*. So, end of day calories being equal, 3 big meals and 6 smaller meals raise your metabolism equally.

      To answer your question, the best time to eat your meals is whenever fits your schedule best.

  34. QUESTION:
    Is this an okay diet meal plan?
    well at first i was on a 400 calories diet but then i went off that and started to try eat more healthy is this an okay diet meal plan for the day this is what i had at 9:00 i had a bar at 12:00 i had a plate of fruit at 1:30 i had a vogels soft mixed grain banana sand which and at 3:00 i had 2 vogels sand whiches with banana and a little green salad and at 6:00 i will have to scrabled eggs is this an okay diet plan will i loose weight so really im only having 4 meals
    i just want to make it clear im not asking for ways to get super thin im just asking if my diet plan is good

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    can someone give me a low carb low sugar diet meal plan?
    i need to stop eating a lot of sugar and carbs. (whole wheat is okay though)
    but if someone could give me a meal plan with low sugar and low carbs in order to lose weight that would mean the world to me:D

    10 points

    • ANSWER:
      Why do you need a meal plan?

      Just plan your meals around whole grains, lean protein, vegetables, and some fruit. And eat fewer calories to lose weight.

  36. QUESTION:
    I am trying to loose weight anyone know of a good diet or meal plan?
    I have lost 22lbs in 4 weeks but I want to loose more I just really don't know what to eat that will keep me full and keep me from gaining weight. I need some meal Ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner..

    • ANSWER:
      can you please mesage me and tell me what you did. i really need to loose 20 pounds.

  37. QUESTION:
    Where can i go to find a good diet meal plan and a good workout plan?

    • ANSWER:
      muscleandfitteness.com

  38. QUESTION:
    help with vegan/raw foods diet meal plan?
    well i wanna start eating vegan.. but i first wanna start off by doing a raw food diet .. i need some links 2 meal raw food diet plans, and vegan diet plans... thanks..theres so many results idk where 2 start so anything would help :)

    • ANSWER:
      Be careful not to overwhelm yourself by jumping into vegan however if you know you're strong enough, more power to you.

      Make sure you maintain a healthy protein level in your diet because that is easily forgotten in a vegan diet.
      Consider a multivitamin also, they have many for vegetarians because the lack of vitamins you receive from the diet.

  39. QUESTION:
    I need a diet plan/meal advice that's gluten/dairy free?
    I need some meal advice or a diet plan with healthy well balanced meals that don't contain gluten or dairy.
    Please help because I eat healthy at the moment but I don't know what to have during the week so I get enough for my body to be healthy..

    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Well I can't give you a week worth of plans because that would take forever but I will give you a guide line.

      Breakfast.
      2 boiled eggs
      1 banana with peanut butter
      Almond breeze almond milk no sugar added(it's dairy free since it's made from almonds)

      Snack:
      Carrots and celery with hummus (some do have gluten in them so you have to read the ingredients. Not all of them do though). Generally they have allergy warnings on the labels.

      Lunch:
      Large salad with salmon, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados and some red vinegar and oil. Malt vinegar has gluten in it though. So stay away.

      Snack:
      Apple cubed and sprinkled with stevia and cinnamon then cooked in the microwave for a minute or until tender. It reminds me of apple pie.

      Dinner:
      Chicken with capers and lemon then baked till done. Then a large serving of asparagus rolled in olive oil, salt and pepper then baked at 350 for 15 min. You can cook the chicken till it's almost done then stick these in for the last 15 min. Chicken usually cooks at 450 but you can reduce the temp once it's only slightly pink and then cook the remainder of 15. Then a side of black eyed peas.

  40. QUESTION:
    Anyone have a specific diet meal plan ? That works ?
    Need help with the diet part of loosing weight ! I have got the exercise down pat lol
    I know I need protein, low fat, low calories and no worthless carbs but just wondered if someone actually had a day to day - meal to meal "plan" they'd like to share !

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    can you help me with my diet Meal Plan !!!!?
    I have to start a specific type of diet, and i need some help with daily meal planning.

    the diet is as follows:

    3 protines
    2 starches
    4+ veggies
    3 fruit
    1 dairy
    1 fat

    *nothing can come from a can
    *no salt
    *whole wheat only

    • ANSWER:
      thats actually not too bad - i'm assuming this is for all day, not just one meal

      breakfast:
      omlette with veggies
      piece of fruit -

      snack:
      sliced veggies w/ 2tbsp of peanut butter

      lunch:
      fruit
      veggie wrap (if you add mayo thats your fat, if you add cheese, thats your dairy)

      snack:
      fruit

      dinner:
      lean meat (like chicken, turkey, fish, or lean steak) - grilled
      rice
      veggies - steamed or even grilled

      this is actually a lot of food. you do have a lot of options here. its easier to break it into 5 smaller meals, instead of 3 larger ones.

  42. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell a website to find a good diet plan and meal ideas?
    I just started working out at a good womens health facility four weeks ago, and i am really enjoying it. My only problem is that i need to work on my eating habits on a budget and i cannot afford to pay to get diet plans anyone know where i can maybe find some free information that will help me?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, there!

      Below I have added a link to a free Internet resource for:

      free diets and diet plans
      free weight loss exercise programs
      free strength training programs
      free walking for weight loss plan
      free e-course on How to Cure Emotional Eating
      free e-course on Meditation for Weight Loss
      free Psychological Tools for Weight Loss
      free carb and calorie food counters
      free weight loss recipes.

      In addition, the resource provides free professional advice.

      I hope this helps you.

      All my best wishes.

  43. QUESTION:
    Sugar free diet/meal plan? Sugar free, not like the sugar free in "sugar free gum"...?
    Apparently, my coach wants my teammates and I to go on a sugar-free, low-carb/low-cal diet. Is this even possible? If so, could you suggest a meal plan for me?

    P.S. Not as in sugar free on sugar free gum!

    • ANSWER:
      Your coach is smart, but I don't think he meant to be. A period of low-calorie, high fiber dieting is good for your body's detoxification processes.

      You should be eating plenty of fruit, like apples, plums, peaches, nectarines, oranges, and a banana here and there. (Other fruits, also, but try not to eat dates and avocados so much. They're high calorie foods... and so are bananas, but one every now and then won't hurt, and it's good for your sleep cycles.)

      You should also eat a small salad (at least) every day, and you should, if you're still doing a lot of physical training and exercise, eat high quality meats like lean beef, lamb, fish, REAL (not breaded shit) chicken, and tough (very chewy and hard) jerkies. If you're a vegan or vegetarian, you should either eat avocados, bananas, beans, salad, and nuts/seeds... or get yourself some isolated protein blends. (Amino acid blends, or protein powders (soy, rice, etc).

      Have fun. Drink lots of water.

      EDIT: The "nurse" that has posted in reply to your question suggests that artificial sweeteners like Equal and Splenda are safe. Don't be so naive, however. Do your own research to find that studies show liver and kidney damage and failure during high-intake stages of such things as these. Yes, all artifical sweeteners. If it's an isolated sweetener that's NOT stevia or stevia's derivatives, it's likely dangerous. (Honey can be overdone, but I find that agave nectar can be used as a lower calorie and low GI sweetener by even diabetics.)

      EDIT2: Fruit sugars and fruit sugar isolates are packed into fiber and are naturally much easier on your body's systems. You need plant sugars to survive, as you need plant or animal fats to survive. You have to get some sugar intake or you'll be in very bad health before long. Your coach may have meant isolated cane sugar and beet sugar. You should avoid those, naturally, even if your coach didn't exactly mean for you to understand what he said that way.

  44. QUESTION:
    Vegetarian low carb diet meal plan samples?
    I am trying to become vegan, but for now I am vegetarian. but i cannot seem to find any low card or easy fat free recipes or weekly meal plans online. Any suggestions? <3 thanks

    • ANSWER:
      As a vegetarian or vegan looking for your healthiest options, you will concentrate on complex carbohydrates from fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes (beans, peas, and lentils). Just like an omnivore looking for the healthiest choices, you will want to avoid the simple carbohydrates which tend to come from the most highly processed foods.

      Try to stay away from the "white menace" which includes simple carbohydrates from white sugar, white flour, and white rice. Go for the whole grain choices like oats, barley, millet, quinoa, brown rice, and whole wheat. Look for high fiber and whole grains in items such as cereal, bread, tortillas, and pasta. Learn to read nutritional labels and ingredient lists.

      21-Day Vegan Kickstart
      http://www.pcrm.org/kickstartHome/

      Power Plate
      http://pcrm.org/health/diets/pplate/power-plate

      Fat Free Vegan
      http://fatfreevegan.com/

  45. QUESTION:
    What ia a good meal plan for the atkins diet phase one?
    I have heard that this is the hardest phase in the atkins diet. I would like asimple meal plan that will get me through the first two weeks. I am open to any foods except for fish. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Simple carbs are addictive & can be disastrous to health. The best way to break the addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a huge batch of deviled eggs, eat one every time you want "something" - have huge omelets with bacon, sausage, peppers, mushrooms & cheese. Pork chops smothered with peppers, mushrooms & cheese - pork rinds & dip or tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salad - steaks - a huge sugar free cheese cake. Eat so much you won't feel deprived of anything. By the 4th day, the addiction will be gone & you can start making healthy choices.

      The first 2 weeks when foods are limited you still eat a high fiber diet - just these 4 examples of foods which should be eaten daily during induction, gives you 33.5grams of dietery fiber - well over the RDA of 25g & much higher than the Standard American Diet. After 2 weeks, you are allowed almost all nonstarchy vegs (less than 25g net carbs in week 3)

      21g total carbs - 13g fiber - 8g net carbs - Lettuce, Romaine- 1 head
      12g total carbs - 8g fiber - 4g net carbs - Celery - 4 cups chopped (about 8 stalks)
      6g total carbs - 4.5g fiber - 1.5g net carbs - half an avocado
      8g total carbs - 8g fiber - .5g net carbs - Flaxseed 1 ounce 4T
      --------------------------------------…
      47g total carbs - 33.5g fiber - 14g net carbs

      * Dietary fiber RDA (recommended daily allowance) values are based on 25 grams of dietary fiber per day. It is generally recommended that adults eat 25 - 30 grams of dietary fiber per day.

      Every day you should be eating these 2 items. I highly recommend virgin coconut oil for people needing quick energy - coconut oil is the only fat that is converted to quick energy like a carb.

      Half an avocado mashed with 2 ounces of mayo seasoned with cayenne & eaten with pork rinds or celery.

      Ground flax seed (4 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 minutes. Suggested for daily fiber needs.

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

      The first 2 weeks eat several cups a day of (mostly) lettuce & celery, cucumbers, radishes, mushrooms, peppers & more variety of vegetables thereafter - add 5 grams per day additional every week (20 grams day first 2 weeks, 25grams 3rd week, 30grams 4th week etc) til you gain weight, then subtract 10grams. That will be your personal carb level (everyone is different & depends on how active you are.)

      Start with meat, fats & salads for 2 weeks and then slowly add in more green veg, wk4 fresh cheeses, wk5 nuts & seeds, wk6 berries, wk7 legumes, wk8 other fruits, wk9 starchy veg, wk10 whole grains. You will learn how your body reacts to different foods.

      The first week is just water weight but fat is lost thereafter if you keep your calories high enough. Otherwise the body will strip it's own lean tissue for nutrition. Although that may look great on a scale it will make it MUCH easier to accumulate fat in the future (since all that pesky lean tissue burning up calories will be gone). The body won't release fat stores if you lower calories below what it needs. It will slow metabolism to compensate & store every spare ounce as fat. If you continue lowering calories, it will continue lowering the set point, til it can survive off nothing & store fat on anything. The body will only release it's fat stores if it knows there is plenty of nutritious food.

      Eating carbs while trying to lose body fat is terribly inefficient. When in glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) you have to lower your calories (which slows your metabolism) & exercise heavily to deplete your glycogen stores before burning body fat.

      The core of Atkins program is converting the body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). Dietary fat levels need to be at >65% of total calories, if not, the body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).

      It takes minimum of 3 days to convert a body to ketosis, (but only one bite to convert back to glycolysis). People feel sluggish the first week but most feel better than ever thereafter.

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

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

      As long as you have <9grams carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control & shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories because insulin, the fat storage hormone is not activated. Many people gain weight on high carb, do low carb to lose weight & then are shocked when they return to high carb & gain weight. Many people can return to moderate carb levels but very few can really eat all they want of sugar & maintain weight or health.

      I am adamantly opposed to low calorie dieting because most people lose a good portion of lean tissue (including vital organs like the heart) along with fat stores. There is no nutrition in fat stores, only energy. Most people get impatient and lower their calories and increase their exercise to a point where they lose so much lean tissue that when they return to what was maintenance level eating they are now accumulating more fat stores because their caloric needs have dropped due to the loss of this tissue and it becomes a vicious cycle of dieting and more loss (including vital organs like the heart) This stress cannot be healthy.

  46. QUESTION:
    Can you give me a diet meal plan that will help me lose 10 lbs fast? but healthy way?
    thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  47. QUESTION:
    If I'm wanting a personalized diet plan, what type of professional would I need to see?
    Who do I need to see if I'm wanting a personalized diet/meal plan? A nutritionist? I'm wanting to make a lifestyle change and eat healthier, but I also want a plan that implements certain vitamins to make my skin healthier as well. Can I get a customized meal plan?

    • ANSWER:
      A personal trainer or nutritionist would be able to help you.

  48. QUESTION:
    i need a good diet/ meal plan and work out?
    Hi there,
    I am looking to lose my belly. I am in good shape but i really want to lose my belly. I think my problem is my diet. what foods are good to eat ? is chicken, soy milk,eggs, steak,salad and diet pepsi a good start? I cut out all beer,bread and sugar (I got a head ache that lasted 4 days) it has been 4 weeks now and tomorrow i start working out.

    thanx,
    Pat

    • 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).

  49. QUESTION:
    What is a good daily meal and diet plan for weight loss?
    I am doing exercise and taking limited food also for my body and figure, any other ideas to loss weight?

    • ANSWER:
      Cut out all junk food, beef, and refined flour.
      Exercise apropriatly(this means actually doing it to what you can handle and so that you achieve muscl failure during your workouts)
      try this:
      Breakfast: Banana, and a big glass of unsweetened almond milk
      Snack:Handful of pistachio's
      Lunch:Can of tuna in water, with glass of unsweetened almond milk
      snack: Pick another fruit
      Dinner: A lean meat such as fish or chicken that isnt cooked in anything fattening (butter, crisco, lard,) try cooking with olive oil instead.
      Along with this lean meat try two green leafy vegetable servings and a very small portion of brown rice.
      Don't drink regular milk or anything else but water and almond milk/coconut milk

  50. QUESTION:
    Diet meal plan help to lose weight?
    Can someone make me a meal plan that is easy since i go to school and that its around 2600 calories since im trying to lose some weight? I cant figure out a meal plan that reaches to 2500 calories. oh and at school i eat a sandwhich with turkey, ham and bologni with milk since i cant change that food because its hard to take lunch to school.
    i run five times a week and lift weights but dont want to lose muscle.

    • ANSWER:
      Split up those calories depending on how many times you have a break to eat. For example I try to keep my calories at 1500 so I eat 500 at breakfast, 400 at lunch, 300 at dinner and then 300 for a snack at the end of the day or for if I need snack throughout the day. Hope that helps =)

      Edit: I do it that way because you're supposed to eat progressively less throughout the day to get the best results.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Celebrities weight loss diets slim fit into latest fashion clothings?
    When it comes to trends, we all look to Hollywood celebrities. Whether it's a fashion trend or diet trend, we all want to find out their secrets for fitness and weight loss methods that these celebrities are using. Any of you know anything about it?

    • ANSWER:
      The only way to lose weight properly is to eat healthy watch portions and excerise

  2. QUESTION:
    Why is caffeine intake of concern with weight-loss diets?
    The South Beach diet says "no caffeine" during phase one of their diet. What difference does caffeine make - beyond possibly adding to the stress during what could already be a stressful period? Does it really have any effect on weight loss?

    • ANSWER:
      i have no idea why they would suggest no caffeine. Caffeine is a proven fat burner and there are litterally thousands of studies to back that up. special diets like that come and go. increasing caffeine intake is the way to go to cut body fat. just dont over due it.

  3. QUESTION:
    What are some other weight loss diets?
    What is another weight loss diet (eg. Atkins diet) but that is completely different to the Atkins diet. I gotta compare the atkins diet and another diet for a project so i need another diet that has a different nature.

    • ANSWER:
      Slimfast.
      Weight Watchers.
      South beach diet.
      Cabbage soup diet.
      Raw food diet.

  4. QUESTION:
    What is a good yogurt for weight loss/diets ?
    Right now I eat La Yogurt Original low fat yogurt, but I've been looking around websites and found that its not the best yogurt for weight loss and stuff. What do you suggest?

    • ANSWER:
      The best yogurt for weight loss is one that is low in sugar. As well, chose one that has no added sugar, fruit or artificial sugar. Greek yogurt is typically your best choice. I usually buy plain yogurt and add a handful of blueberries to it for flavor.

  5. QUESTION:
    What are some good recomended weight loss diets?
    I am currently a wrestler in high school and weigh 125 pounds. I run 2 miles at practice and 3 miles at night. I need to lose 2-4 pounds of weight and have 3 weeks to do it. Just plain exercise isn't cutting it so I am turning to dieting. I have checked out the Grapefruit diet and do not really want to try it because it is a low carb one. Any other suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Best weight loss diet I have found was the paleo diet. A combination of crossfit and paleo will get you
      in awesome shape as quick as anything I have seen.

  6. QUESTION:
    What are the best weight loss diets/drinks that actually work?
    My mum and I have been trying to lose weight and we don't know what shakes/diet pills/programs ect actually work and we don't want to waste our money on something that doesn't work and then get discouraged.

    • ANSWER:
      be vegan is awesome and run and sport

  7. QUESTION:
    what is the fastest weight loss diets?
    I am getting married in october and need to loose weight to fit into my gown which I ordered a size smaller I know stupid. What is the fastest way to loose weight because it needs to come off quick!

    • ANSWER:
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  8. QUESTION:
    who knows and good quick weight loss diets?
    there is this boy at school who teases me about my weight. i really want to lose weight but i dont wanna kill myself.does anyone know any quick weight loss diets

    • ANSWER:
      Since 2005 I have tried reducing my weight using most of the so-called popular weight loss program from the internet but with no avail until I meet the following weight loss program that is finally worked for me with all the above criteria. I am confident that it will work for you too.

      The newest hype in weight loss is the Calorie Shifting diet program. Since 2005 the Calorie Shifting plan has become a best-selling program on the Internet. It is based on the principle that we should confuse our body into increasing its metabolism. The key to losing a lot of weight is to get your metabolism burning at a fast rate. A quick metabolism is valuable because it will cause most of the calories you eat to be burned at a faster rate.

      Calorie Shifting is an acceptable alternative compared to diet pills & supplement. It is a better way to lose fat that is safe to your health and enjoyable, but still gives you long-term weight loss benefits. You can actually eat in a way that is pleasurable and still lose weight.

      You have to eat a variety of different foods at various times throughout the day. The body needs specific types of calories and different times. This is called calorie shifting. The idea is that by eating certain types of calories in certain patterns, you "confuse" your metabolism and it never has a chance to adjust. three major benefits of Calorie Shifting are:

      1. You do not need to consume diets pills or diet supplements that are most likely a risk to your overall health.

      2. You do not need to starve. Failure to endure starvation is probably why most weight loss program participant ceased to accomplish any positive results. With Calorie Shifting you can still eat any foods that you most enjoyed.

      3. Do not make a large hole on your pocket. The cost of the program is affordable to all and paid only once to enjoy the invaluable knowledge & benefit forever. Compared to diets pills and diet supplements where you need to buy it on a regular basis until you achieved your ideal weight, the amount of lose weight will reversed back when you stop consuming it.

  9. 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

  10. QUESTION:
    Anyone know any good specific foods weight loss diets?
    Okay so I'm looking for a good effective weight loss diet that involves eating specific foods, I'm not just talking about those basic suggestions about eating fruit and veg and cutting out junk, I need something a bit more specific as exercise isn't quite doing it for me so does anyone know any specific foods I could eat for a certain amount of time to lose a certain amount of weight?! 10 points best answer! Thank you! Xxxx

    • ANSWER:
      You're best off to see a dietitian in regards to this!

      Depends what kind of diet you want, there are thousands out there. Do you want a quick two week diet or a long term diet?

      Try the heart foundation soup diet, this incorporates veges and fruits and soup one week then introduces carbs the next. Be warned this is a fad diet, and they don't really work unless you have super duper amazing will power, to not binge the week after completing it. Your body may also go through shock. It does work initially, i've tried it, the hard part is sticking to it and trying to eat healthy after you've done the diet. http://www.everydiet.org/diet/sacred-heart-diet

      Don't give up on the execise! It may not be working cause you're probably eating too much still. If the workouts are too strenuous then just do walking, an hour brisk walking a day is good exercise, walk the dog or the neighbours dog. Walk with a friend, join the gym with a friend so that exercise becomes fun and you want to do it.

  11. QUESTION:
    Outline nutritionists’ criteria for good weight loss diets that work?
    Help would be appreciated.
    Thankyou!
    For adolescents i forgot to say and like what should a good diet not cut out?

    • ANSWER:
      Free Weight Loss programs

      The race to fitness is on and a lot of people are getting into the band wagon. Some people do it to achieve a sexy body, some people just do it because they are embarrassed with the body they have now, while others do it simply to remain fit and healthy. As such, many fitness programs are out in the internet, in gyms, spas and fitness centers all over. Some are too expensive to afford that one may even lose weight just by trying to work out the money needed to pursue these fitness programs.

      One may not have to go to the gym or the spa or any fitness center and spend much just to slim down to obtain that longed for sexy body. There are many books available in the bookstore which offer weight loss programs which are convenient and for free, of course the books are not though. These weight loss programs, or diet plans are gaining immense popularity with so much publicity, testimonials and reviews that one may be confused which exactly to follow. So before choosing which weight loss plan to follow, try reading these summaries about the most popular diet programs out today.

      Atkins' New Diet Revolution by Dr. Atkins. This weight loss program encourages high protein diet and a trim down on the carbs. One can feast on vegetables and meat but should fast on bread and pasta. One is also not restricted against fat intake so it is okay to pour in the salad dressing and freely spread on the butter. However, after the diet, one may find himself lacking on fiber and calcium yet high in fat. Intake of grains and fruits are also limited.

      Carbohydrate Addict's Diet by Drs. Heller. This diet plan advocates low carbohyrate eating. Approves on eating meats, vegetables and fruits, dairy and grain products. however, warns against taking in too much carb. "Reward" meal can be too high on fats and saturated fats.

      Choose to Lose by Dr. Goor. Restrains fat intake. One is given a "fat" budget and he is given the liberty on how to spend it. It does not pressure the individual to watch his carbohydrate intake. Eating meat and poultry as well as low-fat dairy and seafoods is okay. A go signal is also given on eating vegetables, fruits, cereals, bread and pasta. This weight loss plan is fairly healthy, good amounts of fruits and vegetables as well as saturated fats. Watch triglyceride levels though; if high, trim down the carbohydrates and tuck in more of the unsaturated fats.

      The DASH Diet. Advocates moderate amounts of fat and protein intake and high on carbs. Primarily designed to lower blood pressure, the diet plan follows the pyramid food guide and encourages high intake of whole wheat grains as well as fruits and vegetables and low-fat dairy. Some dieters think it advocates too much eating to procure significant weight loss.

      Eat More, Weigh Less by Dr. Ornish. Primarily vegetarian fare and strictly low-fat. Gives the go signal on the "glow" foods but warns to watch it on non-fat dairy and egg whites. This diet is poor in calcium and retricts consumption of healthy foods like seafoods and lean poultry.

      Eat Right for Your Type. Interesting because it is based on the person's blood type. recommends plenty of mest for people with the blood type O. Diet plans for some blood types are nutritionally imbalanced and too low in calories. And for the record, there is even no proof that blood type affects dietary needs.

      The Pritkin Principle. Focused on trimming the calorie density in eating by suggesting watery foods that make one feel full. Eating vegetables, fruits, oatmeal, pasta, soups, salads and low-fat dairy is okay. Although limits protein sources to lean meat, pseafood and poultry. Although it is healthy by providing low amounts of saturated fats and rich amounts of vegetables and fruits, it is also low on calcium and limits lean protein sources.

      Volumetrics. For low-density calorie eating. Recommends the same foodstuff as Pritkin but restricts fatty or dry foods like popcorn, pretzels and crackers. This plan is reasonably healthy given the high amounts of fruits and vegetables as well as being low in calorie density and saturated fats.

      The Zone. Moderately low on the carbs yet moderately high on the proteins. Encourages low-fat protein foods like fish and chicken plus veggies, fruits and grains. It is also healthy but lacking in grains and calcium.

      Weight Watchers. High carbohydrates, moderate on fats and proteins. A very healthy diet plan and very flexible too. it allows the dieter to plan his own meal rather than give him a set to follow.

      Hope this helps! If you need any more tips just contact me

  12. QUESTION:
    What are some truly effective weight loss diets?
    Please don't spare the details and tell me how it worked for you.

    • ANSWER:
      Don't try any pills, they don't work, it's a money-making business. Honestly the best way to look at it is, "What did I or didn't I do that made me gain this weight?" and then do the opposite. Which in most cases is changing your eating habits and exercising. "Diets" don't work, you have to change your eating habits. Trust me. Did "diets" for 8 yrs. I've been eating better, cutting down on carbs, especially sweets since sugar slows down the metabolism, and doing cardio exercises. I've lost a healthy 20 pounds in the last 2 months. Sorry, alcohol would have to be cut down if not eliminated, empty calories.
      My mom has been doing what is known as the Sacred Heart Soup Diet on and off for the past year and a half. She was just over 400 pds. She has lost just over 100 pds, but she has also changed what she eats and she goes to a gym 3 - 4 times a week.
      There is also fasting, but should not be taken lightly. It gives your metabolism that break to fix itself and kick-start again when you do start to eat solids again. It has many other benefits too, like cleaning your body of toxins (which also affect your metabolism), a "healing" of your body and the organs...etc.

  13. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know the best weight loss diets and diet pills to do?
    I have to loose 60 pounds im giveing it a year to shed the pounds. if any one could help with tips or anything that would be great.
    Thanks:)

    • ANSWER:
      If you are really looking for the best weight loss diet,
      I suggest doing what this mom did and combining the Acai diet with a cleansing program for the best result

      http://best-weight-loss-diet-usa.blogspot.com/

  14. QUESTION:
    What are the best weight-loss diets?
    I want to lose weight for summer and for my upcoming high school prom in June. I weight 13st and i really want to lose weight. I want to go on a diet but not a silly one where you eat nothing till you feel faint then eat a block of cheese. something that is healthy. which are the best diets?

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any good weight loss programs,diets or pills?
    Im a mom of 2 and i know i am about 100lbs overweight. I have no reason to be this big. I have excersice videos but I loose like 2 to 3lbs and then i gain it right back. So i was wondering if anyone knew of any good weight loss programs, diets or pills? I saw the ad for the HCG drop and I was also wondering if anyone knew if the drops were good. I also want the weight gone by the fall I plan to have a wedding then.Thanks and serious answers only.

    • ANSWER:
      Are you using the drops?
      A 500 calorie per day diet is considered anorexic. Mix it with a hormone from pregnant women's urine and you get a miracle diet!
      All over the counter hcg products were announced as illegal and fraudulent by the FDA on January 24, 2011. Testing concluded that all over the counter oral and injection products on the market have little to no real hcg in them but most a similar synthetic hormone. I was in GNC last week. They carry three brands of hcg drops and not one of them has any hcg in them. The well trained salesman even admitted it when I mentioned it. They contained "similar hormones" or amino acids.
      Anyone that lost weight especially with the drops did it because they ate fewer calories than they burned. The hcg acted as the placebo to help them lose the weight.
      The only approved use for hcg is to increase fertility in both men and women.
      Next year will mark 60 years since this fraudulent science was started.
      The doctors exploiting this benign hormone with the ability to prescribe injections can't even agree on how it works. Some say it releases stored fat calories into the system. Others say it acts as an appetite suppressant.
      Neither explanation justifies the weight loss in the individuals taking the oral drops with NO hcg in them that still lost weight. I am confident the hcg diet has a 95% failure rate just like every other controversial diet plan out there.
      By the way, the expensive "clinical injections" are not covered by insurance since it is not FDA approved. What doctor wouldn't want to get an "all cash" practice going?
      Check out these clips before going further. Just aired a few months ago.
      http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/weight-loss-controversy-hcg-diet-pt-1

      So the question is are you willing to risk your health with an extreme diet treatment based on testimonial evidence as opposed to clinical research evidence, and the statements from doctors in this all cash business?

  16. QUESTION:
    does anyone know the best weight loss diets and diet pills to do?
    I have to loose 60 pounds im giveing it a year to shed the pounds. if any one could help with tips or anything that would be great.
    Thanks:)

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

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

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

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

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

      Well good luck and remember what I said, Dedicate.

  17. QUESTION:
    Does anyone recommend any good fast weight loss diets?
    I want to loose weight without using a fad diet and I want to loose weight naturally, but fast at the same time. Please give me a 7 day schedule of what I should eat or a recommendation of good foods. Also do you recommend skipping lunch? I always get bored, skip lunch and end up snacking, but when I'm not bored and skip lunch I don't snack. I am a teeensy-weensy bit overweight according to wii fit..

    • ANSWER:
      It is important to understand what happens when you skip a meal or go on a crash diet. When you skip a meal your metabolism slows 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, and any weight loss comes mostly from water and muscle.

      Never skip a meal, especially breakfast, and eat healthy snacks between meals. Eating frequently prevents hunger pangs and the binges that follow, provides consistent energy, and may be the single most effective way to maintain metabolism efficiency.

      Eating slowly gives our bodies time to tell us they are full before we've eaten more than we need.

      People who eat healthy, mostly unprocessed foods, including fruit, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and limited amounts of lean animal protein, often find that they can eat as much as they want without gaining weight. If they are switching from a diet containing lots of processed foods, they find that they can eat more yet consume fewer calories -- and they lose weight.

      Historically, the Chinese ate mostly rice and vegetables with a little lean meat for protein and flavor, nothing like the American Chinese restaurant dishes of deep fried sweet and sour pork. A step back to more natural foods would improve our health and waistlines.

  18. QUESTION:
    What are the best weight loss diets and have you tried them?
    Please be detailed.

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    Best Diets for weight loss, i have a low metabolism?
    Hi, what are the best weight loss diets for someone with a low metabolism??

    • ANSWER:
      Eat less than you burn, keep moving as much as you can. Give up all drinks but water. Give up eating bread and take up eating raw celery instead.
      Go swimming once or twice a week,.. Try going for some easy strolls.

  20. QUESTION:
    Has anyone experienced with diets or weight loss supplements?
    Does anyone know of any diets or weight loss supplements that have worked for them?

    • ANSWER:
      Running, jogging, cycling, swimming, dancing, push ups, sit ups, squats, brisk walking and power walking all help for weight loss but dieting helps more.

      One of the healthiest weight loss diets is the DASH diet.

      The healthy DASH diet can help you lose weight safely and effectively, lower your cholesterol and lower your blood pressure.

      It is based on an eating plan rich in fruits and vegetables, and low-fat or non-fat dairy, with whole grains. It is a high fiber, low to moderate fat diet, and is rich in potassium, calcium, and magnesium.

      You can see further details in a web search for "dash diet" + "lose weight".

  21. QUESTION:
    Any tried and tested weight loss diets or tips?
    I never managed to get rid of the extra couple of stones I put on after the birth of my son - he's two and half now - and I'm getting desperate!!!

    I'm a size 16 and I'd love to get down to my pre-baby size 10 ASAP!

    Don't care how crazy, just help me!

    • 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.

  22. QUESTION:
    What do you know about detox diets and weight loss?
    I'm interested in begining a detox diet that will greatly aide me in weight loss as well. Tips, suggestions and recipes are all very welcome! Thanks for your help! My goal here is to kick start me to help keep me motivated to loose the 90 pounds I'm aiming for.

    • ANSWER:
      It is a good idea to cleanse your body of some of the dodgy stuff. The best detox is fruit i think becasue it is essential that during the detox you still get the needed nutrients for your body. I also assume that eating fruit would give you much less calories than your used to so this would help in losing some weight.
      the thing to remember bout weight loss is that is can not be done too fast. Starving your body of fuel will cause it to store food as fat, somewhat a survival mechanism. keeping your metabolism going with fruit will be a good start.
      Once the detox is over start a all natural eating plan. only vegies fruit and meat that has not been processed, no packages. this will make so much difference to how you feel due to less preservatives, added sugar etc. it will also keep you on track for the goal you have.
      good luck

  23. QUESTION:
    What are the best 'Weight Loss Diets'?
    Hello, Im an 18year old.
    162ish cm tall, 72kg's, 19 years old.
    Not overly over weight, but I have chubby areas.

    What are the best weight loss supplements?

    Ive tried exercising and dieting and I somehow manage to put on more weight. I used to be 64kgs and I keep putting on.

    Please help.

    thanks :)
    I look @ weight watches and lite and easy.
    But it costs alot of $$$,
    any tablets out there that are great?

    • ANSWER:
      Eating carbs while trying to lose body fat is terribly inefficient. When in glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) you have to lower your calories (which slows your metabolism) and exercise heavily to deplete your glycogen stores before burning body fat.

      The core of the Atkins program is converting your body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). You need to keep your fat levels at >65% of your calories, if you don't your body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).

      You can have several cups a day of (mostly) lettuce and celery, cucumbers, radishes, mushrooms, peppers the first 2 weeks and more variety of vegetables thereafter add 5 grams per day additional (20 grams day first 2 weeks, 25grams 3rd week, 30grams 4th week etc) Keep your carbs at less than 9grams per hour to control insulin.

      It takes minimum of 3 days to convert your body to ketosis, (but only one bite to convert back to glycosis) you will probably feel sluggish the first week but most people feel better than ever thereafter.

      Ground flax seed (2-3 Tbsp) 1/4 cup of water, cinnamon, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle and nuke for 1.5 min. for hot cereal or 2 min. for more of a muffin type thing. Great low carb, high fiber treat.
      --------------------------------------…
      I recommend the new plan but you have to follow it specifically read the book or the website (www.atkins.com). This is closer to the original (1972) plan, but its very simplistic:

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

      Your body won't release fat stores if you lower calories below what it needs. It will slow your metabolism to compensate and store every spare ounce as fat. If you continue lowering your calories, it will continue lowering that set point, til you can survive off nothing and store fat on anything. The body will only release it's fat stores if it knows there is plenty of food.

      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.

      Simple 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 promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger and 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.

      Once you get near your goal, you start adding 5 carbs every week til you gain weight, then you subtract 10 carbs. That would give you your personal carb level (everyone is different and it depends on how active you are.) As long as you remain <9 carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control, and shouldn't gain weight. Many people gain weight on high carb, then switch to low carb to lose weight & then are shocked when they return to high carb that they gain weight. Many people can return to moderate carb levels but very few can really eat all they want of sugar and maintain weight or health.

      Dr.Atkins was a cardiologist, low carb was a health plan easier sold as a "diet" Read any of his books for easily understandable science. Lutz "Life without Bread" & Taubes "Good calories, Bad calories" are excellent books that dispel all the nutrition myths.

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

  24. QUESTION:
    What weight loss diets have actually worked for you!!!?
    I am eighteen, and trying to get into shape for the fall season (i love the clothes...but none of them really fit anymore). I recently gained 20 pounds. And, i've done a lot of research latley trying to find diets that work but i've gotten mixed results on everything. I need YOU to tell ME what worked for YOU.

    • ANSWER:
      No dieting. Dieting implies that you're going to be cutting food out or scale it back to something a bird may be able to survive on.

      Try this. Make the majority of your choices based on healthy. Add water. Lose sodas (even diet) and Startbucks . . empty calories.

      Eat often - every 2-3 hours get something good in your body.

      Breakfast - Try a couple eggs and a piece of wheat toast. Fry in cooking spray or hard boiled. You can also keep hard boiled in the fridge for snacks or a quick meal to squish up and warm in the microwave.
      Snack - My favorite - Small bagel (I don't eat cream cheese, so keep it light if you do) and a small handful of raw almonds, walnuts, etc
      Lunch - Turkey/Chicken/Tuna one of those for a sandwich on wheat bread. Add lettuce, tomato, avocado, olives. Chicken salads are really good too!
      Snack - Fruit, Veggies, Nuts
      Dinner - Make good choices. Wheat pasta over white, brown rice over white. Baked chicken instead of deep fried, etc.
      Snack - If I'm hungry after dinner I grab fruit, nuts, small bagel. But I eat an early dinner.

      I carry a bottle of water wherever I go. Easy to refill and a better choice then a soft drink.

      I also take supplements to ensure that my body is getting all the nutrition it needs. The first step with the lifestyle changes was a good quality Cleanse. 10 days to detoxify your body and get it ready to receive good nutrition.

      When I started this I was at a tight 6 and went back to a Size 2. The funny thing is I eat so much more now then I ever did. My metabolism is up, my energy is up and I feel great.

      You can find me at Facebook - sellarsr@aol.com

  25. QUESTION:
    What are the best weight loss diets?
    I need to lose weight fast...and am having a tough time chosing a good diet plan.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no such thing as a good plan. To lose weight you need to cut your calories, eat smaller portions, eat 3 healthy meals a day with a healthy snack between each meal, eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies, limit your snacks and burn up more calories than you take in.

  26. QUESTION:
    How do Low-Carb diets cause weight-loss?
    From my understanding, the only way to lose weight is to burn more calories than you consume - a.k.a. caloric deficit. And if you don't use that extra food energy, it is stored as fat. Seems simple enough. How, then, is it that low-carb diets can cause weight loss without a caloric deficit? What secret metabolic process do low-carb diets access that enable people to burn fat while consuming far more calories than they actually use? Where does all that extra food energy go then?

    • ANSWER:
      there are only a small number of people who actually can do a low carb diet without reducing their calorie intake and still lose weight like you stated. and it's only a temporary thing too,usually associated with water loss from the body. people can't overeat for long on a low carb diet and still lose weight.
      it's more important to know how carbs cause fat storage.
      about 25% of people won't have much problems with excess carbs.
      the other 75% will have differing degrees of carb sensitivity and have difficultly losing stored fat without eating low carb.
      below is a 3min. animated video about how too many carbs screw people up.
      and so if people change to low carbs then it stops or at least slows down the problem

  27. QUESTION:
    What is Lap Band? Is it a good solution when weight loss/diets have failed???
    I am 22 with High blood pressure and borderline diebetes. My family history of obesity is terrible. My mom was 35 when she had her first heart attack. Her father died at 49 from obesity and heart disease. I want to know the pros and cons of it. I have been approved from my doctor and I am so confused of what to do.
    My BMI is somewhere between 45 and 47(depends on which doctors scale I go off of).

    • ANSWER:
      My mom had this surgery performed about a year ago. It's prety much a gastric bypass without the stapling - your stomach gets opened in a few (3?) spots, small holes, they put a big rubberband around the stomach, and can adjust it as needed. The band constricts the stomach to a smaller size, meaning you get full faster. It is almost always reversible.

      The side effects my mother had were nothing major, some minor upset stomach, couldn't keep food down the first couple of weeks. But combined with exercise, it has helped her immensely.

      If your doctor gave you the okay, I'd say go for it. And check out this link:

      http://www.lapband.com/lapband/aboutlapband.do

  28. 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.

      :)

  29. QUESTION:
    Any good weight loss diets/diet programs that are vegan-friendly?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Snow White,

      If you want fast results and a healthy lifestyle than a vegetarian diet plan might be your express ticket to weight loss success. You still must follow the same rules as other diets for it to work though so don’t think you get out of the work easily. You can also use weight loss programs such as the Medifast Diet Plan to ease and train yourself into what is required to lose weight fast without risking the success of your overall goal.

      What Vegetarian Diet Plans are Out There?

      The number of diets aimed at vegetarians is growing every day and best of all, anyone can do them. The basic concepts are the same as other weight loss programs but the ideas may appear simpler and easier to follow.

  30. QUESTION:
    does anyone know any good weight loss diets or pills?
    right now iam taking alli and it doesnt seem to be working, i do run 1-2 times a day, iam eating more healthy and things with alot less calories..but it doesnt seem to be working. I need to lose about 30 lbs...anyone got any suggestions or help?

    Thank you

    • 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.

  31. QUESTION:
    what are some weight loss diets?
    what are some quick weight loss diets? i don't care if theyre dangerous. i just want it to work fast.

    • ANSWER:
      My heart goes out to you for feeling immense pressure to lose weight.

      There is all kinds of bigotry and hatred being directed at larger people these days, even felt keenly by people who are of culturally "ideal" weights. Thanks to unwittingly very destructive and ignorant messages by the CDC, some schools, some doctors who are weight loss fanatics, etc.

      But do you seriously care more about weighing less than damaging your health or possibly dying?

      What is the good of being thinner but sick, hospitalized, having permanent health damage, or not being here at all?

      I know this is going to sound extremely hard to do, but it's very important to focus on healthy behaviors, not on body size or weight.

      The healthy behaviors include getting enough sleep every night, eating at least 3 nutritious, well-rounded, filling meals per day and nutritious snacks in between, and doing physical activity daily, for fun and to feel good, not for weight loss.

      Then, letting your size fall where it may. You may lose some weight, but if you are like most people, you will probably stay where you are.

      In fact, people who diet are more likely to weigh more a few years later than those who don't.

      Don't believe the ads on TV or in magazines: the overwhelming number of people who try to lose weight either never do, or they gain it all back, and most gain more back than they lost.

      I started dieting, and quickly went into severe dieting, when I was 14 and a nut-job doctor told me to lose weight. At that time, I weighed 120. I now weigh over 100 pounds more than that!

      I fell into a lifetime of undereating (to try to lose weight) by day, then bingeing at night.

      This is one of the reasons that undereating relative to calories burned (as indicated by going hungry) is so bad for anyone: undereating triggers "make-up" eating later. For every diet, or skipped or undereaten meal, eventually, there will be a binge or overeaten meal, to compensate.

      The body simply will not tolerate undereating and will demand the calories be made up for, eventually.

      The body will get better and better at storing calories, to protect itself from the famine of dieting. It's a biological survival mechanism that is triggered by dieting.

      But the most important reason is that undereating or bulimia can create an immediate electrolyte imbalance that can cause instant death. It isn't necessary to do that a lot, or for a long period of time, it can happen to anyone, immediately. You do not want to go there.

      So take a good look in the mirror, several times a day, and start learning to accept and like the shape you are. No matter how hard or absurd that may seem to be now, it will get easier. I promise. And then other people will start to find you more attractive, because you'll like yourself as you are. People are attracted to that.

      Being physically active will also help you to feel good about your body, so be sure to get in physical activity, building very slowly and gradually, every day.

      There is no fast magic strategy to feeling good about oneself. It is something we build one day at a time, and it is especially hard for larger people in this bigoted culture. But it can be done. It takes perseverance.

      Please Google "Health At Every Size" for more information and support from many web sites on this topic.

      Best wishes.

  32. QUESTION:
    The feeling of satiety from weight-loss diets is best achieved by diets rich in?
    fat.

    short-chain fats.

    simple carbohydrates.

    complex carbohydrates.

    • ANSWER:
      complex carbs=fill you up, slow digestion

  33. QUESTION:
    What are some good weight loss diets - I'm 14?
    I'm 5 ft and very fat. I don't know how fat i am but i would say size 12
    I've got 2 week to get to aleast a size 10

    • ANSWER:
      start running about 2 to 5 miles a day u lose pretty fast but eat fruits as a snack keep urself busy so u dont think about food

  34. QUESTION:
    what REALLY are the best exercises and diets for weight loss?
    my daughter is 17 and 270 lbs. and we are both wondering which exercises and diets are most effective in losing weight. can anyone help?

    • ANSWER:
      Diets are generally not sustainable and when a person thinks about going on a diet they often have the feeling of being deprived.

      Next, you actually haven't provided a great deal of information. There are so many factors to take into consideration when it comes to designing healthy eating plans and an effective exercise program.

      With respect to the latter, as well as the exercise program being safe and effective, it needs to involve activities that your daughter enjoys otherwise adherence is likely to be low. You could also consider activities that you could do together.

      Just today I saw a man jogging with his two small sons - it was a lovely image. However, I'm not suggesting that your daughter takes up jogging - far from it. At this stage I'd recommend brisk walking or power walking instead.

      Emotional and self-esteem issues are often at the heart of weight gain and if this is the case here then it will be important to clear these issues out of the way otherwise any success achieved will be fleeting.

      For a holistic weight management program that provides comprehensive, step-by-step guidance on how to lose weight and achieve mastery over your body visit:

      http://www.PositiveBodyImage.org

  35. QUESTION:
    Do you know about weight loss diets for women?
    weight loss diets for women

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

  36. QUESTION:
    How can I lose my excess fat? Any diets or weight loss methods?
    I am a tall female 6'0". I have been on the birth control depo shot for 2 almost 3 years now. Last summer around this time I was very skinny. I weighed 140 pounds, I have gained about 20 to 25 pounds in the past year. Never in my life have I thought that I was over weight, now at this time in my life I think that I am. I know for my height I will weigh more than most. I have been through a lot of stress with work, home and my personal life. My hair is also stressed...(loosing some hair). I am looking for some kind of diet method to help me lose my excess fat. I would love to weigh 140 pounds again. Have there been any diets/pills to help you lose weight? I am a very busy person, I don't have the extra time to go to the gym or go work out. When I get the time I try to go to the gym or go on walks/runs. I am looking for a diet that will help me not eat so much, eat smaller portions, and not be so hungry? Please Help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I was able to easily and safely lose 33 pounds using Isagenix. Not only that, but the maintenance program has helped me keep it off and have much more energy than I had before. I LOVE this stuff!! The cleansing part of it helps eliminate cravings. Also, my hair and skin are healthier. I get positive comments all the time from my friends.

  37. QUESTION:
    Weight loss diet for physically inactive guys?
    What is the best weight loss diet for physically inactive guys? I am too busy, shy and lazy to go to gyms and I'd rather eat right or less to loose some weight. Do you know any good diets to loose the weight.

    • ANSWER:
      Just eat healthy in all food groups. Eat 3 meals a day. Have enough portion for each meal so you won't get hungry between meals. That's the key. You won't have to completely cut down on snacks either. Just don't stuff yourself with those stuffs. Walking helps big time. If you do this right, you will start seeing some result after 3 months because that's how long it would take to speed up your metabolism. During the first 3 months, you will gain a bit of weight since you will gain muscle weight by walking and possibly other cardio you might do.

  38. QUESTION:
    I am 5foot 11 inches tall and weight 230lb. Can any body give me some weight loss tips or diets?
    Hi. I am a 15 year old kid, who is 5'11, 230lb. And I need some weight loss tips before school starts. I work out alot. I play high school football, and competitive baseball in the summer. During football I lose all of my weight, but after that I gain all of my weight for baseball season. Please HELP!!! What can I do?

    • ANSWER:
      no fats , no sugars and no junk food plus all the exercise you can manage ,

  39. QUESTION:
    what are some easy weight loss diets that actually help u lose weight fast?

    okay so im not lookin for answers from a**holes an im not fat i just wanna lose weight withought starving myself like some people do ..

    • ANSWER:
      Eat 1500-1700 calories a day and work out for thirty minutes. Drink green tea because it boosts metabolism too.

  40. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any strict weight loss plans or work out plans/ diets? Thanks!!!?
    I am looking to start a strict weight loss plan/ diet plan. Does anyone know any that have worked out for anyone?? Thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      If you are looking at a very strict and forward weight loss and workout plan I highly recommend P90x. This program lasts 90 days and comes with a 90 day meal plan to follow as well. The workouts are great and the program teaches you how to eat correctly & the workouts are very similar to having a personal trainer.

      It is cheaper than most other weight loss plans out there that seem to lack direct workout regiments. If you would like to try it out: Youtube P90x videos and you’ll get a good idea of what to expect. The program comes with a pack of dvd workouts - cardio/ yoga/ polymetrics/ abs/ arms etc. all ranging from 60 minutes to 15 minutes. Depending on what you’re looking at doing (loosing weight/ gaining muscle) they have a list on what workouts to do on what days.

  41. QUESTION:
    ARE THERE ANY SAFE WEIGHT LOSS DIETS FOR MY 14 YEAR OLD VEGETARIAN?

    • ANSWER:
      The formula for losing weight is simple - eat less and move more often - the problems appear when we actually try to put that into operation! There are a lot of temptations in the big wide world aren't there?! I learned some good advice by learning from the website in the box below, they have a lot of tips, I melted away 8 pounds by following their tips.

  42. QUESTION:
    what is the best weight loss diet?
    I want to know what the best weight loss program is. I don't want any shakes, special store bought diets, I mean stuff like Nutri-System and Jenny Craig. The diets that have the food delivered to your door. I want to know if the servings are reasonably sized.

    • ANSWER:
      Okay, so it's not about dieting, it's about healthy lifestyle choices. Meaning: eating healthy throughput your life, not only for '2 months'. Snack on fruits and veggies. When you think you are hungry, drink a glass of water, cause sometimes your mind may tell your hungry but, you really are thirsty. Eat slowly, and don't stuff yourself, eat until you 80% full not 100%. Eat smaller portions., and make sure to get all your food groups (fruit/veggies, dairy -low fat-, protein, meat/fish, grain ect.) Eat low fat dairy milk products such as skim milk, and 0% yogurt. exercise daily (run, jog, walk). Drink water,milk, and tea. No juice, soda or milkshakes. Also, cut down on the "white products" such as white rice, white flour, white pasta ect., try whole grain instead. When eating Packaged foods, make sure to read the Nutrition Facts for the amount of sodium, sugar and fat. And make sure they are low in those categories. NAd also, try not to starve youself, because when you do your body takes in any fate it can find and it usually ends up on you rbelly. Hope I helped. And Good Luck with you "Healthy Lifestyle"!

  43. 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?

  44. QUESTION:
    what will be the best diets for quick weight loss?
    I read some tips to this site (Diets for quick weight loss = http://dietsforquickweightloss.weightlossproductsandtips.com/ ) is this really works?

    • ANSWER:
      The best diets for quick loss will be: vegetables,cheese less meals, lots of water and soda free drinks.

  45. QUESTION:
    Quick Weight Loss Diets ?
    Im Back To School Soon And Ive Just Realised Ive Put On Loadsa Weight! I'd Like Some Quick Weight Loss Diets/Regular Weight Loss Diets - Im Not Sure Wich Will Be Best For Me Personally. Does Anyone Have Any Tips/Websites That I Could Use To Loose Weight.

    Thanks x

    Octaviia

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    easy to follow weight loss diets?
    I really need to lose weight. About 50 kg.

    Can anyone recommend an easy to follow diet?

    • ANSWER:

  47. QUESTION:
    Weight loss diets?
    I need to know this infomation for a PE project:
    -What are some good weight loss diets? (eg. Atkins Diet, low GI diet, etc)
    -Where can people find information about weight loss diets?

    • ANSWER:
      find calorie/fitness calculator on the net, enter all your stats and it will tell you how many calories you need a day to maintain, take off 300-400cal off that number and thats how much you need to lose.
      eat 5-6 small meals a day (eat every 2-3 hours)
      5-8 servings of fruit and veggies a day
      8 glasses of water
      have complex carbs for breakfast - they give you energy
      have lean meat (protein) for dinner - repairs muscle
      cardio exercise 4-6 times a week for 30-50min, light weight training
      dont consume foods that are made of white flour (white bread, cakes, past etc.), sugar loaded foods (cookies, icecream, candy etc) and nothing fried, oily.
      ofcourse you can spoil yourself once in a while with a little treat:)

  48. QUESTION:
    please... some weight loss diets?
    what are some good weight loss diets?

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    Any good fast working diets/ weight loss strategies?
    I'm young and I need to loose some weight. I've been struggling for a while with it, but it's never mattered to me until this year. I eat healthy, and I get so jealous of all my skinny and pretty friends. I want to be able to be comftorable in a bathing suit, and be in a bikini by next summer. help ! :[

    • 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.

  50. QUESTION:
    Quick weight loss diets?
    Im wanting to lose some weight quite quickly and im looking for a simple straight forward diet to do for maximum a week and have some results. Im a very fussy eater, so diets have never really stuck with me as i dont like many foods! I was looking at the south beach fat flush as i thought it would be a straight forward few days of cranberry juice but theres also other foods involved. Do you have any quick weight loss plans you have tried and tested or that you know that work that dont take much longer than a week?

    • ANSWER:
      Since you're such a picky eater, your best bet is to design your own meal plan. First, pick a calorie goal. It shouldn't be less than 1000 calories a day, but if you really want to drop some pounds, go ahead and go lower.

      Next, pick healthy, filling foods that you enjoy and make 4-6 meals/snacks out of them so that it all adds up to 1000 calories. Eat that each day, and take an hour long walk each day.

      No special diet needed.


Arthritis Diet Plan

"The history of diet plan dated from the moment that the first monkey evoluted to be a lady". My confidant jessica always says so. Wow, you may get the point. Just as what she says, her "process of becoming beauty" turns out to be a long long road like the human being evolution history.
When we were sophomore, I had to catch her back to our dormitory from square, because this guy actually asked me such questions, "wil, why are there so much candy floating on groundc Are they sweetyc Could I have themc". Well, you couldn't eat them until you became transformer. I told myself. What could I doc The only thing was to buy real candy and huge hamburgs feeding this extreme hungry girl having no food for three days!
Then the next time, I saved her life from endless jogging and aerobic training. After that, jessica experiences differential "keep-fit" programs, and I go through kinds of rescue stories.
The only result I get from jessica's lession is that losing weight is really really hard, and beauty is cruel. I comfort myselt that it is not bad to be Ugly Betty, at least I could be safe and I am alive. Yet one day, jessica turns up again, glamorously and brightly. No baby fat, no laziness, but body tight and healthy!
I even couldn't believe my eyes. What have you metc A generous orthopedic surgeonc
She smiles mysteriously, and gives me the data. What is itc I read it with suspicion at first. Yet during the process of reading, I am really convinced of by Isabel De Rios. Yes, that is the truth of beautyno harm for health, and be energetic.
Then I do some detailed study on The Diet Solution Program, Isabel De Rios' theory. I find that two new viewpoints bright Diet Solution Program.
The first is that you are what you eat. Of course we eat everyday, and acquire energy from food. Yet maybe people don't know that some food are goodnutritional for them; some food are badharmful for them. The Diet Solution Program tells people how to choose food, and what and when to eat.
The second is to free people's nature, so they could design their own diet plans on different circumstances. It means that people will not obey strict rules, for example people could only have one apple a day, or the calories is less than 100. Otherwise the diet plan would be failed!
To be frank, I have never met such easy and useful the diet solution program. Only a few days later. I feel the whole body is full of energy, the fat disappears, even the pores on face is smaller.
What a magic program! You could read the ebook here , and another beautiful one for yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the best diet plan when you can't Exercise?
    I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and doctor says that yes,that he understands about my pain in my joints especially in my ankles they swell really bad after a lot of walking.
    Any Ideas??????
    on a good diet?

    • ANSWER:
      1) Keep it simple first
      here's 2 articles on eating healthy -
      http://lose-quick-weight.blogspot.com/2007/08/lose-quick-weight-sensible-ways-to-shed.html

      http://diets-and-exercise.blogspot.com/2007/09/take-control-of-your-body-with-healthy.html

      AND steps for fat loss success

      http://bestways-to-losebellyfat.blogspot.com/2007/11/6-steps-to-fat-loss-success-for.html

      2) Eat steam food, vegetables, fruits, lean meat

      http://bestways-to-losebellyfat.blogspot.com/2007/09/lose-10-pound-fast-key-superfoods-you.html

      3) drink plenty of water and green tea

      4) Avoid junk food, snacks and soda drinks

      here's 5 Foods for Instant Healthier Diet

      http://bestways-to-losebellyfat.blogspot.com/2007/11/5-foods-for-instant-healthier-diet.html

      5) have 5-6 healthy meals a day (1 plate size only) to keep the tummy
      satisfied

      If you're not too sure on how to plan it, try this link
      http://www.squidoo.com/fatloss4idiotsreviews/

      6)form a support group - invite friends, relatives, parents, partners
      to participate in a healthy lifestyle, and keep you accountable. This
      is important.

      7) plan to lose weight slowly (1-2 lbs a week), and progressively
      overtime increase your
      goals!

      Hope it helps!

  2. QUESTION:
    Diet treatment for psoriatc arthritis?
    My girlfriend suffers from psoriatic arthritis, in the last 3 months the swelling on her knee and ankle has got really bad, she is in constant pain and can hardly walk, she is only 23 years old and has always exercised and eaten reasonably healthy.

    The NHS are useless and perscribe drugs that make her really ill so she has had to come off them, so we are at a loss.

    I've read on many forums that diet can really help manage the condition and some say they have been in similar pain and are now almost pain free.

    Does anyone know a diet to follow?

    I've read that you should avoid foods from the nightshade family, avoid red meats, avoid citric fruit, and dairy, I want to help her and plan our weekly meals and snacks but don't know where to start, I would like links to diet plans or just tips please :)

    • ANSWER:
      The only way to prevent damage and to improve her condition is to go on those drugs that make her sick. But they shouldn't make her feel like that and there are a few different variations she can try. She should speak to her doctor and ask them to try some different medications.

      A diet can help improve her symptoms, but it's not going to help like the medication.

      My recommendation would be to suggest that she's first tested for Celiac Disease. If that is negative, then she could trial a gluten free diet.. If you go on a gluten free diet you cannot be tested for Celiac Disease because the antibodies found and no longer produced. If you go gluten free, it can take years for the antibodies to return once returning to a gluten diet.

      She could try removing a food group like dairy. But I'd recommend removing one food group at a time, otherwise she won't know which one is helpful.

      Also a food diary would be helpful too. She might start noticing some patterns.

      Good luck.

      .....

  3. QUESTION:
    How to loose weight if already in a low calorie diet and have arthritis pain that hinder excercise?
    I am a 31 year old woman weighing 156 pounds. I would like to loose 20 pounds in 3-4 months. Last year my weight was 165. I had worked out and ate well to loose 10 pounds. Later I couldn’t continue the workout routine but kept my diet well so that I didnt increase weight. Now, I want to loose more again with exercise and diet again. I have 2 problems.

    1) I am already in a 1400/day calorie program. To get a general idea, my menu is like this,

    Breakfast
    1slice of wheat multigrain bread+1 egg+1 cup of tea with non fat milk and sugar.

    Snack: a fruit or low fat yogurt or a coffee.

    Lunch
    Grilled chicken with steamed veggies/ I can Tuna with green salad/chicken sandwich.

    Snack: Tea and a snack that is around 100 calorie.

    Dinner
    Fruits, veggies, egg/grilled chicken.

    Problem is, I can’t go less than this as I am already in a diet plan.

    2) I have arthritic pain on my leg joints, especially knees and ankles. So doing a high intensity cardio for 40 min-1 hour which would help me to loose weight is difficult to do as I can’t exercise even if I want to.

    My main problem is my belly fat. I have a lot of it and I really want to get rid off it. I dont smoke or use alcohol and not under any medication.Can anyone suggest me a solution?

    • ANSWER:
      Carbs increase inflamation & antagonize arthritis. I would highly suggest a high calorie, low carb way of eating for optimal health (weight loss is just a byproduct) I would suggest that you make this a high fat diet & get most of your fats from coconut oil, butter, olive oil.

      Nearly 6 years ago, I started Atkins low carb way of eating to just quit gaining weight. I had to get my out of control appetite under control. I never imagined I could LOSE weight without hunger or exercise, since I've become disabled. I never bothered weighing or measuring til I'd noticed that my clothes got huge quick. When my health improved dramatically also, I knew this was my new way of life and since it's eat all you want (of low carb foods) I know I can do this for life.

      My personal carb level is low. I am older & disabled & don't move much (or cook much) but I eat all I want of meats, eggs, cheeses, yogurt, fats, green vegetables, almonds, berries, flax seeds, chia seeds, shirataki noodles and other foods. Someone active would have a MUCH higher carb level & can usually include all fruits, beans, whole grain products but not sugar & highly refined carbs in unlimited amounts. As long as you have <9grams carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control & shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories.

      Most overweight & obese people have blood sugar & insulin dysfunctions and can NEVER eat carbs as someone with a functioning body can. They make the mistake of going back to the way of eating that made them fat and that is not possible and yes they will gain all weight back if they eat what they ate that made them obese originally. Insanity is defined as doing the exact same thing, in the exact same way and expecting different results. Many people can return to moderate carb levels but very few can really eat all they want of sugar & maintain weight or health.

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

      The first 2 weeks eat several cups a day of (mostly) lettuce & celery, cucumbers, radishes, mushrooms, peppers & more vegetables thereafter - add 5 grams per day additional every week (20 grams day first 2 weeks, 25grams 3rd week, 30grams 4th week etc) til you gain weight, then subtract 10grams. That will be your personal carb level (everyone is different & depends on how active you are.)

      Start with meat, fats & salads for 2 weeks and then slowly add in more green veg, wk4 fresh cheeses, wk5 nuts & seeds, wk6 berries, wk7 legumes, wk8 other fruits, wk9 starchy veg, wk10 whole grains. You will learn how your body reacts to different foods.

      The first week is just water weight but fat is lost thereafter if you keep your calories high enough. Otherwise the body will strip it's own lean tissue for nutrition. Although that may look great on a scale it will make it MUCH easier to accumulate fat in the future (since all that pesky lean tissue burning up calories will be gone). The body won't release fat stores if you lower calories below what it needs. It will slow metabolism to compensate & store every spare ounce as fat. If you continue lowering calories, it will continue lowering the set point, til it can survive off nothing & store fat on anything. The body will only release it's fat stores if it knows there is plenty of nutritious food.

      Eating carbs while trying to lose body fat is terribly inefficient. When in glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) you have to lower your calories (which slows your metabolism) & exercise heavily to deplete your glycogen stores before burning body fat.

      The core of Atkins program is converting the body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). Dietary fat levels need to be at >65% of total calories, if not, the body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).

      It takes minimum of 3 days to convert a body to ketosis, (but only one bite to convert back to glycolysis). People feel sluggish the first week but most feel better than ever thereafter.

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

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

  4. QUESTION:
    Help me create a diet plan for this summer?
    I'm fifteen, 5'3'' and weigh 135 lbs. I recently found out I'm 25% body fat. I'm in a family of hour glass shaped women. I have my moms torso (my bra size is 32D) and I have no waist at all. I don't appear 'fat' but I feel like I need to be healthier. My family isn't too healthy, we have too much meat and not enough fruits and veggies. I recently asked them if we can get more and they said yes so I've. I'm not too active.I don't find myself being too athletic and I am always out of breath when I walk up stairs and such. I would like to reduce my body fat to at least under 20%. How much weight would I need to lose? Could I lose it a healthy way over the summer? What sort of exercise could I do (keep in mind I'm not too committed to exercise not to mention I have a form of arthritis in my knees so it hurts to run and do squats.) What should I do to eat healthy even though my parents don't? Help!

    • ANSWER:
      Get a pedometer (-10) and walk 10K steps everyday. I think you already have some idea of what to do with the diet and what to eat. More important now is that you need to get in shape and the best exercise is walking. After a month of walking you can start lifting some weights. Get some dumbbells and you're your way. Good luck.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is the best abdominal exercise to loose inches? I have arthritis in my lower back and fibromyalgia.?
    I also had twins, one with c section and the other vaginally. So I had my stomach muscles torn in both directions. I AM NOT LOOKING TO BUY ANY EQUIPMENT OR DIET PLANS. I firmly believe that someone knows something that will help!

    • ANSWER:
      I wish I know too. I'd like to do exercises to firm my tush.
      I also have fibromyalgia and some other problems not yet diagonsed.
      you could try crunches laying on something soft.
      I don't know if that will aggravate you or not.

  6. QUESTION:
    Is this a good meal plan for a diet?
    Since I have Arthritis, I had to diet so I wouldn't put so much weight on my knee. I already lost 60lbs and now I'm 135lbs and I feel great. My husband keeps complaining that I don't eat enough. Every morning I have two bowls of fiber-rich cereal and 1 grapefruit. Two hours later, I have two apples. For lunch I have around 2 cups of fat free yogurt. In the afternoon, I sometimes eat vegetables or fruits as a snack. For dinner I eat half of a normal portion of food and replace the rest of the plate with vegetables or salad. As a night snack, I have an other bowl of cereal and have another grapefruit. Is this a normal "diet"? All I want to do is to keep myself from gaining weight since my hysterectomy because I'm not able to burn calories fast enough. My doctor tells me it's a hormonal imbalance. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't eat so much cereal. They are full of carbohydrates, which should only take up about one third of your diet. Fruits and vegetables should be a major component of your diet, so what you have there is good. I would substitute one or two bowls of cereal with something just as filling, but better for you.

  7. QUESTION:
    I am looking for information on a lo carb diet and information on exercise plan for beginner who are obese for
    I am a 57 female with managed rhematoid arthritis osteo arthris, osteoporos, also asthma. I have had RA since my teens and managed to maintain a healthy weight until my last flare up where I gained aout 30 lbs. I had several reconstructve surgeries and gained more weght until I reached 210. With the osteoporosis, I lost 4 1/2 inches in height. I am now 5'1" . I can't afford the weiht loss programs but I do belong to a health club . I am only allower low impact exercise and swimming. I heard the low glucose diet is healthy. Does anyone have advise?

    • ANSWER:
      I was able to lose 80 lbs on a low sugar, low carb diet... I basically cut out sugar and white flour... along with white rice.. I had whole wheat bread, pasta, and brown rice( in limited amounts) , any meat I wanted ( although I tend to choose healthier options like chicken breast anyway) lots of fruit and veggies, and low fat cheese and yogurt.I did have some diet sodas, and used Splenda in my coffee, and in baking.

      I also did 30 minutes a day on the treadmill, walking, not running. You could certainly do the same thing by just going for a brisk walk outside if you dont have a treadmill.

  8. QUESTION:
    How do I lose over a 100 lbs.?
    please no jerks, i want to lose weight alot of it. I need help coming up with a diet plan and an excersice plan that caters to my severe rheumatoid arthritis. Please any help is greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      nurti system...i have alot of family that went through with it and lost alot of weight.

      good luck

  9. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever been on a doctor supervised, very low calorie diet?
    I' m 5' 6.5" and weigh 280 pounds. I've had
    my head in the sand for so long, but now
    I' m in constant pain due to heel spurs and
    arthritis. Also diabetes run in my family. I
    don't plan to try to lose all my weight this
    way, but if possible I'd like to lose a chunk
    fairly quickly, to take stress off my feet and
    joints, and lower my diabetes risk.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, as you obviously appreciate you're way overweight. But do you want to lose weight quickly - or sustainably?

      This is an important question, Mariposa, because I don't know that you can do both! If you do it sustainably, you'll end up with a healthy body forever.

      If you lose more than a kg (two pounds) a week, then the body thinks that there's a famine, and when you stop the diet and exercise (which is also important), then it puts on extra fat just in case for next time. So you do NOT want to lose more than a kg a week. This is the reason why 90% of people who go on a diet weigh the same or more a year later - they try for too much too soon!

  10. QUESTION:
    Diet and exercise help?
    I am a 19 year old girl and I find it really hard for me to loose weight. No matter how much I seem to exercise and diet I don't loose any weight! I just want some help on what exercises I should do to loose body fat fast. I just want to loose weight first, then I will concentrate on toning up my body. I also must say I have problems with my joints and am in constant pain. It's possibly arthritis so please keep in mind that certain things hurt my joints.

    So what would be a perfect exercise plan to do? How often should I go to the gym? Basically just help me come up with a schedule.

    I also want to watch what I am eating. I am a terribly picky eater which makes it hard for me to try new things while I am on a diet. I dislike most fruits and vegetables so what should I do to get those servings in? I take vitamins but what else? How often should I eat, and what should the portions be?

    Please just help me come up with a diet and exercise plan that will be easy for a 19 year old girl to do and have time to do it with school, work, and homework.

    Thank you (:

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  11. QUESTION:
    Will I lose weight if I follow this plan?
    I am a 27 year old man and I weight 260 pounds. (Some muscle but mostly fat.)
    I have been literally overweight my entire life. I have had eating problems when I was younger, but I eat a more balanced diet now. The problem has been that I haven't eaten enough. My doctor told me I was essentially putting my body in "starvation mode" because I don't eat often. I have never been good about eating breakfast, and often only eat one meal a day. I have studied nutrition and fitness and I want to implement what I have learned and finally change my lifestyle permanently.
    I'm sick of being trapped in this body, sick of being overweight. No one makes fun of me, but I've always been my own worst enemy if you know what I mean.

    (I have Rheumatoid Arthritis so I have to try and keep things low impact and easy on the joints.)

    Exercise plan starting out: Walking 4-4.5mph for an hour 6 days a week, Light weight lifting 2-3x week (free weights at first and later gym equipment.) Mainly concentrating on increasing upper body strength and alternating muscle groups. Muscle burns calories right?

    Getting plenty of sleep is important and something I need to work on.

    Diet: I have been eating an average of 2000 calories a day sometimes less sometimes more. Mostly frozen pre prepared stuff. :/

    I plan on increasing the calorie count to 3,000 calories a day and making my meals on a regular schedule. 4 small meals and a couple of snacks. Small portions and eating more often should speed up my metabolism I think. I want to include lots of high fiber veggies which is the hardest part for me. I get plenty of fruit, but will continue to eat as much raw veggies as I can.
    I have already started drinking nothing but water and juice with juice being 100% and only very sparingly.

    One question in particular would be if the "V8 V-fusions" are healthy? I like these and they are supposed to provide a full serving of fruits and a full serving of vegetables. Is there any downside as long as I don't over do it on that juice?

    I have had hypothyroidism before but I have recently got that corrected and now my thyroid hormones are perfect according to the tests.

    Any specific tips for getting out of the "starvation mode"? Is there anything wrong with my plan so far? My goal is just to overall be healthier and happier, but also I want to lose at least 60 pounds (I would be ecstatic with losing even 30.) and figure it will take at least a year. Is this correct? I don't expect results overnight. Thanks for any input or advice!

    It's going to be a lot of work, but I have the free time now, and I am excited to get this done!
    Forgot to say I'm 5'11."

    • ANSWER:
      Changing diets can be SUPER STRESSFUL, in my opinion. Yes, as you said, it will be hard in the beginning, but get into a lifestyle that you can live with that you don't have to think about every second of every day. That can make you resort back to old eating habits. I'm in your same boat, only I'm on the track to gain weight. The exercise you mentioned sounds good and dandy, but you might, just might, get sick and tired of doing that same thing over and over again. I would suggest mixing things up a bit, dancing, rollerskating, cycling, etc. Also, if you're looking for a straightforward plan to eating without have to stress about buying the right food and whatnot, just eat all foods natural and whole...which means, if it comes in a box, it's probably not going to be the best option. Also, try making your own breads the old way (yeast and ferment overnight instead of instant), as a homemade wheat bread will greatly contribute to your diet. Having things like this will set your appetite straight, whereas those empty calorie junk foods and supposed packaged "health foods" were leaving you craving sugars, sodium, etc. If you're looking for juice, juice the fruits and veggies yourself. Grab up one of those nifty juicer machines, grind in tons of vegetables, and I find that apples/grapes/carrots sweeten it up a bit so all the veggies don't taste extreme (I would also suggest eating kale this way, an extremely healthful food that your body needs).
      As for getting out of starvation mode, the simple grazing technique should do the trick. Don't give up treats though. Treats like: red wine, organic coffee, dark chocolate, etc. still pack plenty of healthful benefits while still giving a sense of pleasure.
      All in all, turn this into a lifestyle that you can live with and not stress about. It seems like you have the motivation and drive and I say, strive on!

  12. QUESTION:
    Can you change the diet of a 13 year old dog from purina brand food to organic mostly protein food?
    I have a 13 year old english shepherd that has been eating purina pro plan for seniors. I am not sure how long since I just started caring for her, but I was wondering if I could switch her to a more organic diet with less carbs and maybe that would help her feel better. She is obviously older and moves slow as well as suffers from arthritis. I didn't know if there was a dog food out there that might improve her quality of life. If not then I won't change it since she is used to it already.
    So far very helpful, didn't really have a specific reason for higher protein just seemed to be what the more or whole organic foods have. Everyone I know has a different opinion about food for their dogs so in the end I thought I would post to get other opinions and I am glad to see some from DVM's with answers too. I will ask her vet when we see her next.

    • ANSWER:
      first of all, there are no vets on here ... maybe the odd vet tech, but no vets, and anyone claiming to be one is just flat out lying ... you can change the diet, but a high meat-based protein diet is not what a seniour dog needs ... you could get a holistic diet where the protein is meat and vegetable based which is much easier for a senior dog to digest ... and you could add some omega oils to the diet as well, will help with the sore joints ...

  13. QUESTION:
    Q for people for have fed their dog an organic and/or grain-free diet *NOT RAW*?
    How has your dog's health been? Have you seen any distinct differences or benefits? My puppy has been on a 100% organic grain-free diet since she was 8 weeks old but she's only 4 monthes so too soon to tell about long term benefits lol. She eats By Nature Organics, which is just meat, a small amount of veggies, and vitamins. I also supplement with a rotating variety of boiled meats, eggs, and veggies, all USDA organic, and she only gets pure spring water. I'm incredibly strict-she isn't allowed so much as a milkbone at the vets or an unpurified ice cube. Heck even her shampoo and conditioner are 100% organic. I also have her on several supplements from Flying Basset Organics such as a joint formula (I got it for my cat with arthritis, so I give her some too to keep her trachea strong since she's half pom), Colostum, fatty acids, stuff like that. All vet approved for safety of course. I do plan to feed her some raw when I can find a supplier of organic steak (plan to freeze and briefy boil to kill surface bacteria) SO, is all my neurotic-ness going to pay off?
    Her food is canned. No kibble for MY baby lol
    Felidire- I did look into it but I'm just not that brave lol. I't slightly paranoid of messing something up, so I think I'll just stick to feeding her part canned food and about 1/3-1/2 extra meat and veggies. I did think of replicating the canned food myself for better quality control, but havn't had enough time to research each thing just yet. Would hate to leave something important out!

    • ANSWER:
      I am the exact same way with my dog.She's on bottled water,organic grain free dry/can food including treats,minimal people food and everything she has minus her toys,collar etc are organic.She's been doing really good on grain free.Her health has improved a lot within the past 8 months from about a year and half ago.She has no tear stains on Orijen(higher in Omegas) than on other grain free dry foods,fur is shiny,she stays full longer and energy level is more controllable,weight has always been good.

  14. QUESTION:
    How to lose weight safely?
    I have rheumatoid arthritis and I have to take about 6 medications to help control it. My desired and recommended weight is 145-155 lbs, and right now I weight 240. If I lose weight, that's less stress on my affected joints, but it's getting to the point where I can exercise safely and effectively that's hard to do. I usually work eight to ten hour days, and usually eat very little for breakfast and lunch. Can you recommend any diet and exercise plans for me? And if you know any websites, please list them too. Thank you!!

    • ANSWER:
      Well, I work about the same hours so I rarely have time to excercise as well -- besides the fact that when I get home I am TIRED and UNMOTIVED to excercise.
      I am at least 50lbs overweight so I started weight watchers...again...I've researched all the diet plans out there and this one seems to be the most reasonable, financially and physically. Perhaps when some of the weight comes off I will be more motivated to excercise.
      Good Luck to you.

  15. QUESTION:
    need help for my mom..?
    my mom is having arthritis since 18-20 years. she needs help on how to solve her problem and how diet plan should be. she has went through a lot of pain .. so please help her. she's now 45 yrs old

    • ANSWER:
      It seems that your mom has several solution based options. She can visit a regular doctor or a specialist and set up a treatment plan that includes diet. She can see a Naturalist doctor and begin a natural treatment (This takes faith and patience) She can begin Acupuncture treatments, Reflexology or both. Hydrotherapy is also an option.
      Unfortunately arthritis is one of those diseases that causes pain and much of the solution from a medical standpoint are medications that have addictive properties but if one is not inclined to addiction, those medications can be managed successfully......so she can also see a Pain Management Specialist which usually involves a referral from a physician.
      I hope this helps. Btw you are a good son or daughter to care so much.

  16. QUESTION:
    vegan, vegitarian, semi-vegi meal plan for a week?
    i barely eat veggies and i guess that being a vegan helps with arthritis pain. Im 17 and tried various meds and willing to switch my diet for relief. any info would be helpfull

    • ANSWER:
      Make sure you include tofu or nuts for protein. Use a wide color of vegetables, like use orange and red peppers instead of just green. Lentils make a nice hearty soup.

  17. QUESTION:
    How do we lose belly fat?
    I've had kids, but I'm always active. I eat small meals throughout the day, and not a lot of junk food. My arms are sticks, and my legs are actually in running shape. My face is narrow, I have no double chins, but there's the belly that flops over the hem of my pants when I sit down with my back straight. My love handles stick out when I stand up. I eat a rounded diet of all the food groups, I don't splurge, and I don't skip meals. I can't go exercising out there in subzero temperatures, and there's only one store in town that supports only ONE exercise - powerwalking, and it does zip for me. YMCA jacked up their prices, so now I can't go there. That's the only place you can really exercise in town. My doctor says my diet's healthy, and I hate to sit for more than an hour. I'm always walking around my home, finding things to do, chores to finish. The belly fat's still there. My doctor says I'm underweight... how can you be underweight if all this fat is literally more than an inch in width when you pinch it? When it hangs over the pants sitting down? When sizes last month doesn't fit you anymore this month? I need to look proportionate, not skinny in one area, fat in another.

    My husband also has a large belly. He doesn't eat huge meals, he's a semi-pro football player, and he has FMS. The only way to reduce the pain from the FMS is by exercising, and he's doing just that. Nothing's working with him. It hasn't worked for years. He can't do too much exercises, not even every day, because he has arthritis in his shoulders, knees, and hips. He also has one ligament missing from his knee. One exercise gone wrong, and his knee snaps.

    Advice? I'd like to be put on a diet that raises my metabolism, that targets fat. I've already been exercising on my own, but zip results. The weight's been at 125 for three years. Belly's been the same for as long. I'd also like my husband to have a strict diet, but where to find anything like this on the internet? Doc only gave us government-funded diets that only make us carb-burners, not fat-burners. I don't want to pay money to have a simple diet plan. Where to find one for free?
    A little bit that'll always stay with me after I give birth? WRONG. I've seen women in my town with two and three kids. Flat bellies. The same age as I am. You're working on a misconception and you actually fell for it.

    Crunches and sit ups DO NOT WORK. They only strengthen your muscles, not burn the fat. You look slimmer just because the belly muscles can hold in the excess fat better. The fat's still there, and still as much as it was before you started these ridiculous belly exercises.
    The earthclinic is a joke. It's a new age religion thing, and you want me to believe that drinking vinegar can have me lose weight? You lie. Drinking vinegar does have the potential of harming one's health.

    The berry thing? I almost believe it except for one thing. You said it was a free trial. It isn't. Rachel Ray supports this? What a joke. She is, in some standards, a fat girl! There's no curves to her anywhere. I'd like to see her take those berries herself. I'm not looking to lose overall body fat, which is what the berry does. My arms, face, and neck is already skinny enough! I want the belly ONLY.
    Like I said... I don't want to spend money, PERIOD. Ten bucks for a exercise video, and how much more for a couple of dumbbells, or more than just a pair? I live in a flat land. No hills anywhere. I live in a one floor apartment. No stairs. I DO run thirty minutes every day at home. No results. Did you really think I just sat there and did nothing? Read my post carefully!
    Olaf, you oaf! You just quoted me "Carb-burner, not a fat-burner". You're the most useless poster I've ever seen. I just read that article an hour ago, and it give ZERO advice on what foods you should eat, shouldn't eat, and ZERO advice on exercise. That post was utterly useless.
    Kamron - it is what I'm looking for, increasing metabolism. Unfortunately, your site gives absolutely no information on what food to eat, on exercises, nothing. It's just white nose, the whole thing.
    White noise*, I mean.

    • ANSWER:
      It must have something to do with your genetics. Our bodies are really complicated to tell us where does the fat burn first and last; usually, men tend to burn fat at other areas of the body, while leaving behind other areas like the belly (again genetics are to blame). Spot toning is a myth to remove the fat at a certain area completely, however, proper choice of foods recommended by most professionals and a strict but an effective exercise routine will absolutely burn that fat around the belly.

  18. QUESTION:
    We have a 2 wk deadline to raise cardio tolerance....?
    My Husband won a contest to open up for a big music act. His act is rather high energy and will be singing. How can I help him to build his energy threshold in that short of time. I have had him on a low cal diet for weightless for about a month now however he suffers from some physical issues (diabetes and arthritis with a liver disease) that tend to hamper with some programs. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I am on a strict diet plan but he requires more specifics. (my plan to loose 20 lbs by summer is more than feasible) He just needs to gain the ability to not run out of breath so quickly.

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  19. QUESTION:
    How do I stick to a weight-loss regimen?
    I'm a 22 year old male, 6'1", and about 298 lbs. Obviously I'm a bit overweight for my age and height, and I've wanted (and needed) to lose weight for quite some time now. My family has a high risk for arthritis, high blood pressure, and diabetes and I'm afraid that if I don't lose weight, I'll be head down on or more of those roads soon. My problem is motivation and consistency. I cannot under any circumstances keep myself motivated to stick to any type of workout and diet plan to lose weight. I guess I'm unable to see the long term benefits. I've even tried negative ways to force myself to stick to it, but I don't last for more than about a week or so (which is really week I know.) I guess it also doesn't help that I have unrealistic expectations. I somehow expect to work out for a week and drop about 70 lbs! I know that's not going to happen, but realistically over the next year or two, I'd like to try to lose at least 70 lbs. Any ideas on how to stick to a diet and workout plan? I'm open to almost anything!

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe set up a list of goals-short term and long term. Focus on the short term goals. Instead of looking at the big picture of 70lbs., why not focus on just losing 5 lbs. over the next month? Take small steps. I think it's important to remember that even if you don't see results externally right away, you are making a difference internally. You're doing your heart a favor with exercise. And your metabolism. And your skin and muscles. Exercise is also a great stress reliever.
      To stay motivated, I read articles online about why exercise is good for you and why eating healthy food is good for you. Focusing on the benefits I'll gain from exercising and eating right motivates me.
      I would stay away from diet pills. They're not good for you!

  20. QUESTION:
    My knee hurts this hasn't happened in a long time thoughts?
    A lot has been going on lately, with my family, at work, my love life, plus I've been on this new diet for a few month (which worked really well). It restricted me to eating well not alot. I called it my Celery and egg diet, which allowed me to cheat and occasionally have pasta, and chicken and steak and things, but if I were to snack or randomly eat it would be celery or carrots and eggs. that was it. Because of all this recent stress i kind of fell off my diet plan. Well for the past couple days my knee has been hurting alot. Remember when you were a kid and you got those growing pains in your legs and knees. Wellthat'ss what this feels like. But only in my right knee. I'm 20 years old so I think arthritis is out of the question. I also wear high heels ALOT, but ive been doing that for years, and alternate with the seasons to flats and such and it's never bothered me before at all plus I stretch to combat the effects heels have on shortening your leg tendons.

    Is it just stress or is it something I have to seriously watch for.
    My great grandmas on both sides had hip problems since they were young and did sports.
    I'm kinda worried. I'm a little old for growing pains so yeah.

    • ANSWER:
      "Knee pain is the most common musculoskeletal complaint that brings people to their doctor. With today’s increasingly active society, the number of knee problems is increasing. Knee pain has a wide variety of specific causes and treatments."

      There are 7 pages in this article on webmd. I think it would be helpful if you were to read it.

      I also suffer and have suffered from knee pain since I was in my teens. My right knee was broken just by doing housework when I was in my 30's. So you really need to have orthopedic doctor look after yours. Not fun, I know. : )

  21. QUESTION:
    Rheumatoid Arthritis - trying to control it without drugs.?
    I have been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. My arthritis is very slight so far and is in my hands and my right wrist. I do not want the meds from the doctor unless absolutely necessary. I am thinking that as it has only just started, maybe I have a chance at controlling it with a healthier lifestyle and some supplements. I am going to try it anyway, before I have any toxic drugs pumped into my body by people who have not even tested them over a long term basis yet. My question is this; What supplements work together and are there some combinations I shouldn't try? For instance, if I took glucosamine, chondroitin and snow lotus extract at the same time, will the active ingredients in them react badly, work together or cancel each other out? I have cut everything from my diet except oily fish, veg, fruit, nuts and seeds and am planning on taking glucosamine, chondroitin and fish oil alongside my diet anyway, as they cant harm and will protect my joints a little in the long run. Then I am going to add a supplement for a month and see if it helps at all. If it doesnt, I'll try another etc. Also, I have quit smoking today, hoping that will help. Has anyone got any advice on this? It would be greatly appreciated, as a lifetime on experimental drugs is looking pretty bleak to me right now. I am only 21 and I'm finding the whole thing more than a little scary.

    • ANSWER:
      A natural protocol for RA -

      Nutrients:
      Boron - 3 mg daily (required for healthy bones)
      Bromelain - as directed 3x daily (prostaglandin production)
      Garlic - 2 capsules 3x daily (anti inflammatory)
      Glucosamine sulfate - as directed (for bones, tendons, joint fluid)
      Pantothenic acid (B-5) - 500-1000 mg daily (vital for adrenal gland)
      Primrose oil or Salmon oil - as directed (anti inflammatory)
      Sea cucumber - as directed (for joints and joint fluid)
      Silica - as directed (for rebuilding of connective tissues)
      Superoxide dimutase - as directed (antioxidant, protects joint fluid from free radicals.)
      Vitamin C - 1000-3000 mg 3x daily with meals. (destroys free radicals)

      Herbs:
      Alfalfa, cat's claw, feverfew, ginger, cayenne, burdock root, devil's claw, nettle and yucca may all be helpful.

      Dietary:
      Consume foods containing sulfur -asparagus, eggs, garlic and onions.
      Other good foods include green leafy vegetables, fresh vegetables, non-acidic fresh fruits,whole grains, oatmeal and brown rice.
      Eat fresh pineapple daily. Bromelain is great at reducing inflammation.
      Eat lots of fiber: flaxseeds, bran, and raw vegetables like celery and carrots.
      Reduce the amount of fat in your diet. Do not consume dairy products or red meat. Avoid caffeine, citrus, paprika, salt, tobacco and sugar.
      Avoid nightshade vegetables (peppers, eggplants, tomatoes, potatoes)
      Do not take iron supplements, or multivitamins with iron. This has been linked to pain, swelling and joint destruction.
      Get regular, moderate exercise.

      Best wishes.

  22. QUESTION:
    Diet & exercise for the underweight?
    I am 18, 5.5ft, & 97lbs. I've always been a weak, sickly looking thing & have rhumatoid arthritis. The doc says I should not eat red meat, white flour, white sugar, & fat. I find that this makes it difficult 2 eat cuz wen I'm presented by overhealthy food I just lose my appetite, don't eat, & end up losing more weight & strength. However I have decided to try to eat more(despite the fact that I don't find healthy food appetizing), and exercise(I don't find it enjoyable) because I want to get healthy & strong. I know I want 2 get healthier but I'm the kind who need a plan or some1 2 help them start. Can any1 give me some tips on how to eat healthier, exercise routines, or any other advise. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all.... don't think of yourself as weak or sick.

      Tips on how to eat healthier, if your going out, grab an apple instead of a chocolate bar, its more filling and much more healthy. If your trying to get bigger in size, like maybe gain a little weight. Try eating rice, beans. juice, that sorta stuff, pasta, almonds. This stuff is healthy and will help you look normal.

      Exercise routines: This should be created by yourself, i'm not aware of your physical skill. But things you can try doing is pushups, crunches, maybe grab a couple dumbells and try different things. I also recommend stretching.

      Gaining weight can be hard, it can take some time, and it might not be enjoyable but for yourself it's worth it. Think of what your goal is and what your trying to accomplish.
      best of luck!

  23. QUESTION:
    im curious about something, i used to drink diet cokes a lot and messed up my joints cause i lost bone density?
    anyways, i used to drink a lot of diet cokes, havent had a soda in over a yr. anyways about a month or two i was reading in a magazine how magnesium can reverse damage from low bone density, i knew i was high risk cause i had a bone density test, and the article was saying to take high doses of magnesium and it would make your bones better, ive been doing this for a month or two and ive noticed a big improvement in a real short amt of time, i can do things i couldnt do before and now i dont even take pain killers anymore, cause of the magnesium healing up stuff. i take stuff like glucosamine too, and k and caltrate too and calcium and a few other stuff, is there something to this cause ive been feeling so much better, a month ago, i almost felt like quitting my job and now i feel so much better its just more tolerable to do stuff, will it totally heal up my joints? just wondered what happens after, im not so sure its arthritis, i think it might be a lot of damage from the sodas, also, someone said chromium was good for joints too so i was thinking of doing that with chromium too. i know people say not to take too many vitamins but if youre really deficient cause of phosphoric acid eating it up, i think sometimes you need to, just wondered what people's opinions were on that. im not planning on ever drinking a soda again, too much of a hassle. it also gave me bad mood swings and possibly seizures cause i passed out a couple of times, anyone know about aspertame giving you seizures? any suggestions? on how to get back the bone density i should have, im trying to see if a doctor can give me meds for bone density but hes going to look at my bone scan first, i see him in two wks.

    • ANSWER:
      Is there a question in there somewhere?

  24. QUESTION:
    question about beginning a weight loss plan in a healthy way?
    Hello, I had a health scare recently and found out I have the beginnings of fatty liver disease. I need to lose about 138 pounds to get into a healthy BMI. I am 31 and have aches and pains associated with being large, as well as mid arthritis in my knees. I have had lots of experience with weight loss and have a tentative goal and I have a few questions. My initial goal is to lose 20 pounds in 10 weeks. After that I will be happy with a pound a week as I am not after quick easy results but a life style change. But I am in a hurry to get those first 20 off for a function I want to go to and also because I am a ticking time bomb in regards to my health (pre diabetes and diabetes runs in my family etc) I have started Curves which is awesome because I get a good workout without feeling like I killed myself. My main concerns is 1) how do I make sure I am losing fat and not muscle? 2) what is safe weight loss in regards to heart health? (obviously being morbidly obese is very bad for your heart but I heard weight loss that is too fast can weaken your heart) 3) I realize it is a challenge to consistently lose 2 pounds a week which is why it is only a 10 week goal to get me excited about getting where I was before I kind of tuned out of reality and started gaining the last 20 pounds. How can I ensure I will average 2 pounds a week and make sure it is primarily fat and not muscle? 4) I do curves 3 days a week. What would be good for my off days to get some exercise in? Walking? 5) how much is enough fiber and what is a good suppliment when you fall short in your diet? 6) I am primarily counting calories, carbs, and fats. I was told to aim at around 30 grams of fat a day and to try to make as many of those as I can "good fats" can you elaborate on what that might be? 7) and lastly, cooking is a real challenge for me for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is I have a family to cook for that aren't as motivated to improve their health, and my time is very limited so I need simple no fuss menus to keep me from getting overwhelmed and giving up. Is there a cookbook you recommend? while from scratch is always best, what microwave dinners are the healthiest when you are tempted to dial the pizza man just to get dinner over with? THANK YOU for thoughtful intelligent answers I really appreciate it!

    • ANSWER:
      1) As long as you are getting proper fuel you will burn off what you are taking in and additional fat stores. If you aren't (like for instance, short on protein) your body targets the muscle first, as it is has the most need for protein and burns the most fuel. Basically, all adults, barring medical constraints, need to take in at least 1200 calories a day. 1600 if you are trying to get into a new or rigorous workout routine. considering your other medical issues you should really ask your doctor to put together a diet plan for you, and make sure you are healthy enough to get into a vigorous workout routine.

      2) That again, is something to ask your doctor. Most people can lose 1-2 pounds a week safely. With medical overseers that number can be higher, for some people it is lower. Considering the amount you have to lose, it is likely that just getting yourself into a reasonably healthy diet and lifestyle (not even a rigorous workout) will help you lose a bit to start (at least 20 pounds).

      3) Walking is a fantastic start. Considering your weight, even a brisk walk should elevate your heart rate, and help you burn a bit. Don't strain yourself, particularly your heart - please wear a heart rate monitor. You can find a healthy zone for you from your doctor, but if that's not an option there are calculators online. Just search for target heart rate (make sure you find one that includes your lifestyle:IE asks for weight or how active you are currently). That will give you healthy zones. When you are really out of shape, you don't want to shoot as high, because it puts too much strain on your body.

      4) Walking is great. when I was very heavy I really enjoyed yoga. Its relaxing, you can set it to your own fitness level, and its good for flexibility and core strength. You can sign up for a class, buy a video, or find a site online that hosts it. I still do it, too. It's my favorite workout.

      5) 25-30, but if you aren't getting that now - you want to move yourself up slowly, or you will really get yourself an upset stomach. Also want to make sure you are getting at least 60 g protein while you are working out - or you won't be fueling your muscles enough. On days when you are working out its perfectly OK to up your calories and make sure you are getting proper nutrition. I avoid supplements but if you are having trouble staying in a calorie range i would suggest whey protein and a fish oil supplement (omega 3).

      6) You can really go right up to 60 grams of fat and be fine. There are four types of fat, trans fat, saturated fat, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. Saturated fat and trans fats are the ones that you want to stay away from. One is found primarily in meats and can be a cause of heart disease, and diabetes the other is usually found in processed foods and also effects your heart. You need fat in your diet. So for instance if you are cooking up some fish and want to give it a little flavor, rather than use butter in the pan (bad fat) you can use olive oil (good fat) and have a similar calorie count. Small changes like this make a big difference in the way your body feels, and reacts. Also like to say, carbs are good. When you are working out, they are directly fueling your body, as a sustaining source of energy. You just don't want to go overboard.

      7) Ahh yes! This is where a lot of peoples diets fall apart. They have a family and no time - and that makes it tough. Is there 1 or 2 days a week you can dedicate a couple hours to cooking? The freezer is your friend. Wrap up serving, pop in the microwave and serve! ALWAYS keep a frozen dinner in there - it will help so much with that. Quick meals on the grill. Throw out some fish and chicken do a nice corn and salad. Or stove top just a little lemon pepper chicken in light olive oil. Steamed beans or broccoli. You can do both of these in 20-30 minutes. They even make fresh veggie steamer packs for the microwave (though they aren't so fresh to me). To frozen dinners, lean cuisine has some, and I think so does Kashi now.

      To your family, if you are cooking, they are eating. That is my attitude. If they are young kids, you should be teaching them a healthy lifestyle anyways, if they are a spouse or a teenager - if they don't like it they can cook for themselves. When I was a kid, we ate what we were given - i"m not sure why so many families stray from that.

      If you do want to do a treat or two though - just watch serving sizes. You can make cake pops 1 per person (watching the calories) . Or jello! It's fun, sweet, and most people like it. Its about all things in moderation.
      Also I am going to give you a site - sparkpeople.com. It's free to sign up, great support system and handy nutrition and fitness trackers.

  25. QUESTION:
    I need to lose 30 pounds, how to do it?
    I'm 16 years old and 130 pounds, but I'm only 5'0.

    I have been recovering from a chronic illness which has been present for the last 4 years. During this time, my immune system weakened a lot, and my metabolism is at an all time low. I also have a condition where my collagen is disformed, and has led to arthritis. (But that isn't stopping me from losing the weight, I'll try any exercise!) I was basically on bed rest this whole time, and went from 100 lbs to 130 lbs. Now that I'm feeling better, I need to lose it!

    My parents are freaking out trying to get me to drop the weight, but they aren't helping me at all! I've been trying everything, from exercise to diet plans, but nothings working!

    How should I lose 30 lbs? Any exercise plans? Diet plans?

    • ANSWER:
      My mom tried the South Beach Diet.You are supposed to eat a healthy snack every 3 hours between mealtimes.This is because your metabolism slows down in between meals but the snack keeps it up and running, making it easier to lose calories.I suggest that you drink lots of water, preferably 8 cups a day, and maybe get some fiber powder.If you don't or can't get powder, try these foods.
      * Legumes (lentils, dry beans and peas)
      * Other vegetables
      * Fruits
      * Brown rice
      * Whole grains (wheat, oats, barley)
      They help you digest your food and prevent many diseases, making you healthier.This allows you to exercise more, creating more weight loss.Trying a sport, jumping on a trampoline, swimming, and jogging are all good ways to get active.You could join one of those weight loss sites such as weight watchers for encouragement.You could also try and see how long you can exercise.Play with a younger cousin or sibling to make their day better and your too!

  26. QUESTION:
    I need help, any advice(preferably swimmers)?
    So I'm 16. I haven't swam on a team in about 5 years, but I was actually pretty good when I was younger. To this day I'm still a pretty impressive swimmer. I can beat out quite a few of the swimmers on my high school team. BUT there are a select few who are great at swimming and I want to be one of them. I was planning on doing swim team for my junior and senior year (missed out this year because g.p.a was too low). Is there any advice that could help me? I really am passionate about swimming and am willing to train non-stop. The only problem is I have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (feet and ankles) and it really holds me back. Words cannot explain my frustration level. Help would be extremely appreciated. I wanna be super fast and hopefully get a scholarship. I may be dreaming to high, but a lot of my dreams have gone out the window since being diagnosed with god damn arthritis, and I feel as if I can accomplish this with a little help and support. Workout ideas, diet plans, anything would be awesome...

    • ANSWER:
      Artharititis shouldn't affect swimming, as it is a non-weight bearing sport. I'm 16, male, and was in a club when I was 12-14. I don't swim as much now, im more into boxing. Anyway, as far as advice goes, I can only offer what I do, but with swimming:

      •swim in the mornings before school. The whole point of this opposed to in the evening is that it helps with your mental conditioning.

      •on alternating days, do stamina sets. Swim without stoping for around 15-20 mins, do this about 3-4 times. Then, to really push yourself, do sprint sets. Because your doing them when your tired out, when it comes to an actual race it will seem easier.

      •eat right. I cannot stress this enough, it may not seem important but it really is. No soda at all, no pizza, no chips, anything like that. Just remember, nothing tastes as good as winning.

      Now, you may not even read any of that, but contact me if (for some reason) you need more info.

  27. QUESTION:
    I need help, any advice? (swimmers please)?
    So I'm 16. I haven't swam on a team in about 5 years, but I was actually pretty good when I was younger. To this day I'm still a pretty impressive swimmer. I can beat out quite a few of the swimmers on my high school team. BUT there are a select few who are great at swimming and I want to be one of them. I was planning on doing swim team for my junior and senior year (missed out this year because g.p.a was too low). Is there any advice that could help me? I really am passionate about swimming and am willing to train non-stop. The only problem is I have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (feet and ankles) and it really holds me back. Words cannot explain my frustration level. Help would be extremely appreciated. I wanna be super fast and hopefully get a scholarship. I may be dreaming to high, but a lot of my dreams have gone out the window since being diagnosed with god damn arthritis, and I feel as if I can accomplish this with a little help and support. Workout ideas, diet plans, anything would be awesome...

    • ANSWER:
      I'm a swimmer too, and I do believe I'm a little above your level. So I'll give you my little secret. Try to wear a light suit, and make sure your keeping your legs kicking fast, try not to move the parts that it irritates your condition, and always keep you mood up. Eat healthy, work out, build up your muscles. It will help. And also try to remember that you ARE better then some if the swimmers. And I believe you can do better. Good luck!! I hope this helps. Also, if your school has an open gym night, with a pool, ask if they can separate off a little bit for training. Or even ask your coach for a little extra pool time. But don't let your grades slip. When your swimming, also, think about what makes you mad, and go as fast as you can. Use all of your bad energy in that pool! It'll work. Trust me. Hope this helps! Good luck!!(:

  28. QUESTION:
    Any advice? (Swimmers, please)?
    So I'm 16. I haven't swam on a team in about 5 years, but I was actually pretty good when I was younger. To this day I'm still a pretty impressive swimmer. I can beat out quite a few of the swimmers on my high school team. BUT there are a select few who are great at swimming and I want to be one of them. I was planning on doing swim team for my junior and senior year (missed out this year because g.p.a was too low). Is there any advice that could help me? I really am passionate about swimming and am willing to train non-stop. The only problem is I have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and it really holds me back. Words cannot explain my frustration level. Help would be extremely appreciated. I wanna be super fast and hopefully get a scholarship. I may be dreaming to high, but a lot of my dreams have gone out the window since being diagnosed with god damn arthritis, and I feel as if I can accomplish this with a little help and support. Workout ideas, diet plans, anything would be awesome...
    My arthritis is in my foot and ankle. Sorry, forgot to mention that.
    My arthritis is in my foot and ankle. Sorry, forgot to mention that.

    • ANSWER:
      i am not a swimmer but my ex boyfriend would always talk about all the stuff he has to do.

      This is what he told me he does pretty much every morning he has practice (except for sundays he doesn't have it):
      - run like 2-3 miles
      - push-ups
      - sit-ups
      - leg lifts
      - stationary bikes
      - elliptical
      - then after school he goes to a pool everyday (except for sundays) and has practice in the water for 3 hours.

      This is what he does as a freshmen on the JV team and he says that varsity practices are even harder. not to say it is impossible because of your arthritis but it might be really hard to do. i know cause softball was going to be my future but then i got diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at 9 and i tried to not let that happen but at age 10 it was impossible cause it was in all of my joints and i tried to push through it but thats not how it really works. so now i just do it for fun now at the age 14 (15 in a month). i wish the best of luck to you!

      Danielle

  29. QUESTION:
    what is obamacares provision for you and your family?
    Americans are already feeling the assault of Obamacare.
    This sweeping “reform” package was falsely advertised as a universal solution for all of us.
    Instead, what we are finding out is that this “reform” is shunning many of the Americans who need medical coverage the most.
    military are being shunned from Obamacare. children are being dropped from insurance plans due to the rising costs of this legislation.
    The Desert Sun, a California newspaper, reported the plight of Deborah and her husband.
    Deborah is unfortunately suffering from stage-4 cervical cancer. Her husband suffered an injury on the job and lost his medical coverage. With few options, the couple was forced to purchase a COBRA health insurance plan that now costs ,000 a month — more than doubled their previous plan.Making matters worse is that Deborah’s illness has caused two-thirds of their retirement savings to be eradicated. So now, not only is this family fighting a dangerous disease, they have also been hit with aggressive medical bills that are threatening their ability to afford basic living expenses. Where is the reform? We’ve heard about the Obamacare’s supposed improvements to insuring those with pre-existing conditions. Where are they? Well, for Deborah to take advantage of these “improvements” she would have to go without insurance for six months. No one with as serious a disease as hers should have to make that choice. How can a nation as great as America ask one of its citizens to fight such a dangerous disease for six months and incur immense out-of-pocket medical fees before allowing her to get insurance? In fact, Deborah would most likely have to stop her chemotherapy altogether. That’s not reform. That’s endangering the welfare of an American citizen. This brave woman described her situation perfectly:
    “What I'm dealing with is the inability to access what I need because of the current standards.”
    You and I both know that this noble American’s story is not the only one.
    And that’s why it’s important that you not only get the truth about Obamacare, but also learn how to protect yourself and your family in the years ahead.
    Because if you have illnesses like cancer, stroke, or diabetes in your family’s history, you need to take extra precautions in the days of rationing, long lines, and unaffordable care.
    Newsmax describes the dangers buried in Obamacare’s pages, but it also offers solutions. Solutions prepared by an esteemed medical panel. Included with the report is an opportunity to claim a free book that Newsmax has compiled, called Surviving Obamacare: A Step-By-Step Plan to Defend Your Health & Freedom. This book will dig even deeper into the issues surrounding Obamacare. The explanations are in plain English, not the confusing legal jargon of the legislation itself. Most importantly, it includes detailed guidance on the steps you can take with your diet, fitness, supplements, and lifestyle to help avoid the serious diseases and medical issues that could be very hard to get treatment for in the days of Obamacare. Besides cancer, stroke, and diabetes, Americans who also suffer from arthritis, poor vision, weakened hearing, and other conditions will also be negatively impacted under this “reform.” And that’s why you need to learn how to be your own and your family’s first line of defense when Obamacare truly begins to take shape. Included with the book are a host of other free gifts, including a private website and two free trial subscriptions to Newsmax’s most important health newsletters. You can stay healthy in the future. You can protect your family. And you can ensure that no matter how bad Obamacare gets for Americans, you will have taken the necessary steps to become aware and be protected.
    We are just beginning to see Obamacare. It doesn’t truly sink its teeth in until 2014.
    Don’t wait until it’s too late. Take the steps now to become prepared

    • ANSWER:
      Obama care needs to be repealed and a simple health care bill that guarantees some basic coverage to everyone should be drafted up and passed. But guess what? It won't happen as it is too far gone.
      Obama has only gotten started on his changes.
      If our congress didn't even read it, let alone understand it then how can we even know what it it..

      P

  30. QUESTION:
    Start a natural diet?
    My lovely pomeranian is on Purina right now. But I'm thinking of making homemade food, and I know I should switch slowly.

    Here are a few things I'm planning to use, and tell me what you think (and any references are helpful as well!)

    Oatmeal/brown rice for carbs (scarcely!)
    Peas/Carrots (he loves hard carrots)
    Eggs, maybe some almonds, cheddar cheese (again, sparingly)
    Some kind of fruit?
    And the main ingredients:
    Chicken, hamburger, steak (all with no added spices or anything)

    Any food "poisonous" to the dog? Any more food I can add?

    Thanks a lot! :) I love my Mickey, so I'm trying to prolong him!

    Also, I will add that poms are vulnerable to early blindness, collasped trachea, and arthritis. Anything to help with those?

    • ANSWER:
      I think you're on the right track. when feeding our pooches, the important part of the meal should be the protein - could be chicken, pork or beef.

      I've attached here a link that can list down the bad foods for dogs so you can avoid giving them to your dog. hope this helps!
      http://lnk.nu/dogtime.com/rzz.html

  31. QUESTION:
    Corn, corn gluten, wheat flour, wheat gluten, soybean meal, brewers rice, beet pulp...?
    What do you think of these ingredients in dog foods? Some people think they're ok, others think you should stay away from them at all costs.

    Some dogs seem to do ok on these diets, and don't develop any health problems. Additionally, many veterinarians recommend, sell, and even feed these types of dog foods (such as Hill's Science Diet and Purina Pro Plan) to their dogs as well as their patients. And these dog foods are cheap and can be found at local grociery stores.

    On the other hand, these are exactly the ingredients that go into feed fed to cattle to fatten them up for slaughter. And some dogs do develop health problems from eating these foods, including (but not limited to) allergies, digestive problems, obesity, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, arthritis, diabetes, yeast infections, etc.

    In your opinion, are dog foods that do not contain these ingredients worth the extra cost, or is a meat-based canine diet just hype?
    I am not saying feeding these ingredients to cattle is a good thing. They add FAT, not muscle. These ingredients are how stockers (feedlot owners) make the grade (ensure their cattle at least grade choice, have some fat on them). These ingredients are what makes beef so unhealthy. Bad fats and bad cholesterol. We shouldn't be feeding these ingredients to cattle, nor should we be feeding them to dogs.
    I am not arguing one way or the other. I'm just presenting some facts and asking people for their opinions.

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    At what point do you decide that a dog's health care is too expensive?
    I will not 'out' the member here.

    But recently, one of our members has gone begging for money on social media in a quest to save her dog (and maybe, her marriage, as she and her husband are in disagreement on how to proceed with this dog).

    The dog: 8 year old large breed dog.

    The issues:

    ACL tears and subsequent surgeries in both stifles.

    Indeterminate masses in the abdominal cavity. Those tested to date have not been cancerous, but there is a new one to be tested.

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Needs a home cooked diet.

    Hypothryoid.

    Dog has had more than 6 surgeries to date, another one scheduled for new abdominal mass. May also have a blood disorder.

    The owners have spent more than 50K in vet bills and say that their home is falling apart around them and the car needs replacing. They PLAN to spend 2K per month on vet bills for many non-traditional treatments for her special diet, bowel issues and arthritis. Now the dog has a skin issue, too, which has apparently been the last straw.

    One owner has said "enough is enough!" Time to put the dog down. It's a large breed not expected to live many more years to begin with, and our family is suffering for want of treating this dog.

    The other owner has resorted to begging for cash on social media. She will never let this dog go willingly.

    What would you advise this couple do now?

    At what point do you decide that "enough is enough" when it comes to your dog?

    Would YOU beg on social media for help for a senior, ill dog?
    I agree that it's time. I don't discount the emotional attachment here. But it's time to let the dog go, and has been for a long time now.

    And yes, I think the owner has a mental illness (likely depressive in nature) to continue putting the dog through these measures while her family suffers and the dog does as well. Apparently you can have Munchausen's with a dog.

    She's in pain, owner is too. But the owner has lost sight of what's good for the dog and of what's good for her family. She's failing them both now. It's very sad no matter how you look at it. :(
    I think the problem is that the husband cried ENOUGH on a minor problem--the skin infection. Wife says we can't put the dog down over THIS, while failing to recognize the larger picture. She just doesn't get it. It's not about the skin infection. It's about the expected longevity of this breed were it healthy (2-4 more years with a healthy dog, who knows what with THIS dog); the insane amount of money already spent; the annual 24K expected expenditures; the dog's suffering; the distress to her family in spending this money to no avail.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm afraid this is a two-part answer really

      1. Whether it's in the best interests of the dog to carry on with what sounds like pretty extensive treatment (and the abdo mass would be the cut-off point, for me)

      2. Whether realistically the home/children etc. are more 'important' than the dog - if it comes to losing the home and the children going without.

      To be honest, the best interests of the dog would, for me, sway the decision. And given the problems to date, I'D BE LOOKING FOR ANOTHER VET!!!!!

      ps If the dog has cancer - their decision is surely made for them?

  33. QUESTION:
    Why did I wake up with a Knee Injury?
    A week ago, I woke up with pain under and near my Knee bone...how in the heck did it happen?

    I'm a runner ( I run 2 -3x of miles each day) and PRIOR to my 2nd and 3rd day of running this pain was relevant, where it was oddly hurtfull to walk. The pain is NOT on the Knee cap or center of it, but it's 2'-3' inches from it. I still ran on my 2nd and 3rd scheduled runs and after into the 2nd mile of my runs the hurt lessoned.

    I did not kick anything, NOR did the injury occur during my runs...How did this pain happen? I still have it now, I can bend and flex it witout pain, but pain is felt when standing up. Since I have no medical coverage and job, what can I possibly trace it to? Gout? Bursitis? a form of Arthritis?

    A month ago I had the same kind of pain on my Achillies Heel and it went away after giving it a rest. It was odd - becuase it came from not while running.

    Some told me something about my diet or lacking somehthing.

    Any feedback? And I plan to stay away from Running, even though I have a Rambo running mentality. It's not on the center or edges of the Knee - just near it in the inner part of my leg there and NO it does not hurt when I press my hand against it.

    I'm a 44 yr old avid runner...but I HAVE NOT been stretching as well as I should have over these last few years as well. FYI.

    Thank You.
    I run 2 to 3x times a week, with 5 miles on each day.

    • ANSWER:
      when you are sleeping you could of twisted it, which in effect would give you a minor sprain inside the knee. if so ice 20min on and off with something over the ice to prevent ice burn. also take ibuprofen every 8 hrs as needed.

      Please do not hold me responsible for this. this is IF you have a sprained knee.

      hope this helps. Personal experience, i twisted my knee while sleeping but i dont run much so...yeah hope you the best.

  34. QUESTION:
    A good, simple exercise routine?
    I'm 23, around 5'2 and weigh around 110. I do not want to lose weight, but actually gain some if I can. I should also mention that my diet isn't bad, since I know exercise and diet go hand in hand. But my main concern is exercise. I am not getting any right now and I don't want to join a gym or buy workout videos. I also very easily become unmotivated when routines are too complex and you have to remember a bunch of steps (like "sets of reps"). I want to feel and become healthier and my stomach/lower abs are getting a little flabby so I want to target those, while also getting a good cardio.

    So this is what I came up with:

    10 minutes on an exercise bike as a warm up
    10 minutes of bicycle crunches to target the lower body
    10 minutes on the exercise bike again to wrap things up and end with cardio.

    So a total of 30 minutes of exercise every day.

    I was thinking of also climbing up and down the stairs in between the warm up and the bicycle crunches (like 5 min of stairs and 5 min of crunches), but I read that it can be bad on the knees in the long run and, although I don't have it right now, arthritis runs in my family.

    Now, as I already implied, exercise is not my field of expertise (not even close) so if what I wrote above as my plan is beyond dumb, then please feel free to make suggestions, but please be nice about it...thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hey up,

      Yeah no worries, not everyone likes to exercise.
      The important thing to do is come up with a schedule of the workout routine, you can do cardio exercises such as jumping jacks, sit ups, mountain biking, and even walking.

      Important things to do is to have a vigorous workout in order to burn fat and proper diet.

      Hope this helps for you.

  35. QUESTION:
    How much weight can I lose by Spring Break?
    Okay here's the deal. My family's going to the Caribbean for Spring Break this year, and my New Year's resolution is to lose as much weight as I can while still being healthy. I am also most likely going to get Rheumatoid Arthritis down the line because my mom has it and it's hereditary, so I'm hoping that if I can keep as much fat as possible off, it'll be somewhat easier for me. My mom's having a really hard time, supposedly due to the fact that she is overweight.

    The thing is, though, I can only do low-impact exercises due to a foot injury I sustained when I was hit by a car back in October. This means that I can't use a treadmill, I can only use an elliptical (and a stationary bike, but I don't have one).

    So my question is, how much weight can I lose by Spring Break using just an elliptical, a weight bench, and a healthy diet? And can someone give me an example of a day's worth of healthy meals?

    My info:
    Age: 16 (almost 17...yay!)
    Gender: Female (in case you can't tell from my picture :P )
    Height: 5'3"
    Weight: 132lbs
    Goal Weight: 105lbs.

    Thanks!
    -Kristin ♥

    PS. Yes, I do plan on doing this the healthy way. I am not planning on going anorexic. And my boyfriend is going to help me stay on track. He knows how much I want this.
    Addie: Thanks! I don't eat mustard or mayo anyway, so there's no problem with that. :)

    I also usually weigh myself before I shower (at night, never in the morning unless it's a weekend and I have a choir concert/party/date/whatever in the afternoon). Yeah last night I weighed myself and it said 126lbs, but today I got up and just for kicks weighed myself again, and it said 132. Then I weighed myself when I weighed my dog (yeah I know it's bad to weigh yourself multiple times in one day but whatever) and it said 136. Then I made an attempt at fixing my scale cuz I put a 10lb weight on it and it said either 9.5 or 10.5 and then when it finally said 10, I stepped on again and it said 134.

    • ANSWER:
      Depends how much effort you put into it.
      Try aiming to loose 5 lbs a week.
      If your Spring Break is the week before Easter (like most people) you may have about 15 weeks.
      That is 75 lbs.
      Now remember that your going to be eating, so your not going to actually loose 75 lbs.

      Heres what you should eat:
      Eat 1 bowl of cheerios for breakfast and a fruit. Do not add sugar to your cereal.
      For lunch, have a sandwich (don't load the sandwich with mayo or mustard) and maybe some more fruit. Also drink water, water helps wash away calories.
      For dinner, avoid fried foods. Don't eat fast food. Avoid desserts. If you put your food on a smaller plate, your body will think it's getting more food, when really its not.
      Remember that a good diet is mostly based on portion size. Also reading a food pyramid is a good way to learn what you need in one day.
      Nutrition labels are something you need to look at. If a percentage on the nutrition label is over 15% percent, its obviously bad for you especially if its sodium or sugar.

      Now a good weight for being 5'3" is between 110 and 120 lbs. So 105lbs is unhealthy.
      If you have a scale: Do not check your weight when you wake up in the morning, since you have not used the bathroom or eaten, your weight will be incorrect. Check your weight by the end of the day, after you have eaten and subtract 3 lbs for your clothes. Remember to record your weight.

  36. QUESTION:
    Help on Health Test Final?! Worth a lot, Please?
    Please Help me? Can you choose the right answers? Thank you to anyone who helps me.

    30. Body weight that is inconsistent with age, build, and height (usually 15% below normal weight) is a symptom of: (1 point)
    anorexia nervosa
    bulimia nervosa
    binge eating
    osteoporosis
    31. _______ is the pain or discomfort often felt 24 to 74 hours after exercising. (1 point)
    DOMS
    Muscle sprains
    Muscle strains
    Overuse injury
    32. ________ are the result ofan injury to a ligament. (1 point)
    DOMS
    Muscle sprain
    Muscle strain
    Overuse injury
    33. _________are the result of an injury to either a muscle or a tendon. (1 point)
    DOMS
    Muscle sprains
    Muscle strains
    Overuse injury
    34. The treatment plan for immediate relief of muscle strains and sprains is: (1 point)
    RAISE
    RICE
    REM
    none of the above
    35. _________ is a system of natural medicine, founded in the late 1700’s by Samuel Hahnemann, involving the use of natural plant, mineral, and animal substances. (1 point)
    Homeopathy
    Acupuncture
    Ultrasound therapy
    Pilates
    36. ________ is a disease where there is a loss of bone density, causing the bones to become porous, soft, and weak. (1 point)
    Osteoporosis
    Osteoarthritis
    Arthritis
    All of the above
    37. It is important to recognize a person who needs first aid for choking, from someone who does not. (1 point)
    True
    False
    38. CPR stands for cardiopulmonary respiration. (1 point)
    True
    False
    39. The Heimlich maneuver was developed and introduced by Dr. Henry Heimlich, in 1974. (1 point)
    True
    False
    40. Abdominal muscles that run diagonally down the ribs and connect to the front top of pelvis and assist with trunk rotation: (1 point)
    external oblique’
    internal obliques
    rectus abdominus
    transverse abdominus
    41. Abdominal muscle which runs horizontally across the abdominal wall and underneath the internal and external obliques; assists with forced exhalation and trunk stabilization: (1 point)
    external obliques
    internal obliques
    rectus abdominus
    transverse abdominus
    42. An inflammation of the tissue under the foot (fascia) caused by overuse and improper athletic footwear. Characterized by intense “start-up” pain under the heel bone: (1 point)
    pronation
    plantar fasciitis
    osteoporosis
    osteoarthritis
    43. Personal and specific fitness objectives and plans are referred to as: (1 point)
    specific goals
    health issues
    fitness goals
    realistic goals
    44. Your exercise results will be better and you will be able to achieve you fitness goals if you change your routine every: (1 point)
    two to three weeks
    four to six weeks
    six months
    daily
    45. Many people prefer working out at a gym, and find that they can achieve their fitness goals more easily than working out at home. (1 point)
    True
    False
    46. A strong impulse to do something is called: (1 point)
    compulsive
    strategy
    impulsive
    habitual
    47. A set of actions to offset counterproductive behaviors: (1 point)
    motivations
    strategies
    behaviors
    changes
    48. Encouraging and teaching your family the importance of exercise and healthy diet is an important part of your own personal fitness program. (1 point)
    True
    False
    49. Most people that participate in physical fitness do not enjoy encouraging their family members to get involved with them. (1 point)
    True
    False
    50. A 5k marathon is: (1 point)
    a 3 mile running event
    a 6 mile running event
    a 23 mile running event
    a 26 mile running event

    • ANSWER:
      31. A
      34. B
      35. A
      37. T
      45. T
      46. C
      48. T
      49. F
      50. B

  37. QUESTION:
    HELP?! Ole' roy vs Chicken soup for the dog lovers soul(seniors)---Diarrhea?
    My dog Smokey is 10 years old and had been eating ole roy for a long time. It was cheap for my parents to buy. He recently started limping really bad and I found out that he was arthritis in his left elbow. My vet gave me some tablets and we tried those but they didn't help. So my dads gf got him some liquid medicine called finish line. I started doing research and found out about all the stuff he should have in his diet. So I have been giving him Chicken Soup for the Dog lovers soul (senior dog formula) I mix his finish line(2 table spoons) with the canned chicken soup with the dried chicken soup in the mornings. I wanted him to have more Glucosamine and Chondroitin. He really likes the dog food with the canned, but wont eat much of it when it just plan dry. He hasn't been on it long, but he does have Diarrhea. Is is because of the switch of food. I did mix the chicken soup with ole roy so it wouldn't be a total switch. Has anyones dogs benefited from Chicken soup? I want his elbow to get better. Please any advice or personal experience??
    I just switched not even a week ago. Also i didnt switch gradually witch wasnt good i guess. I just poured the left over old into the new bag.

    • ANSWER:
      You are supposed to switch it over a 10 day period, not in 1 day! And Chicken Soup for the Dog Lovers Soul is a GREAT food, I feed it to our dogs. Their coats got WAY shinier, and they looked great! Ol' Roy is CRAP CRAP CRAP!!!

  38. QUESTION:
    I tried to talk to my doctor..?
    about losing weight, other than the first time (when he suggested medications that would interfere with my job) he has not listened to a word I say. He knows I am overweight and suggests losing weight by modifying diet and adding exercise (duh, like i didn't know that) but won't go into specifics (like what i can and should do). I have arthiritis in my knees so some things are hard to do. I know that losing weight will help with the arthritis (osteo) but how? I have such a weird schedule for work that I have a hard time sticking to a set exercise plan; I can't eat a hot meal (unless I buy it out) because I am not near a microwave.
    My last visit with the doctor really proved to me that he doesn't listen, he asked me 3 times (in 5 minutes) if I was losing weight. I answered the same each time. 3 TIMES! Should I get a new doctor? How does one go about finding the right doctor without first seeing him/her?

    • ANSWER:

  39. QUESTION:
    How bad idea would it be to go on accutane being a teenager?
    I have had it for about 4 and a half years and I have tired every over the counter product (even proactive!) Most will start to work and then would stop working, most topical treatments, prescirbed topical treatments from my doctors, and then a antibiotic doxicycline didn't work out, after while I decided to go and see a doctor again and this doctor didn't really seem to want to know much or ask me many questions and just decided to prescibe me minocyline a stronger antibiotic, and that was it. It didn't feel right like he didn't ask me any proper questions or actually listen to what I had to say and I was like oh okay then.
    I just need to add that I am very healthy I don't eat any junk food what so ever I am vegan (majoirity of the time) I was first vegetarian than found out dairy is a major thing in causing acne, I regualry exercise, get enough sleep and de stress. I try to do everything right! But from that it has only slighlty improved. Anyway so I have only been on this Minocycline antibiotic for a week. I just decided to go and see a better doctor for a second opinion, because that other one wasn't very direct or understanding of me. This better doctor I went and saw (today) straight away said to me you need accutane! That will fix it up. And she was like you have cysts acne (I think that is what she called it) and accutane is the only thing that is going to get rid of this is accutane. Except I actually don't think my skin is that bad probably only moderate, I mean occasionally if I am lazy in my diet and not getting enough sleep or something like that it will flare up and I will know it is because of that. But I was so surprised that she said accutane, although I am keen to have clear skin I am not worried at all about short term side affects okay if they got so bad I could go off it. Like I could take dry eyes, lips etc and probably joint pain or less of sleep if it meant clear skin but I am afraid if I start this drug now that in 4, 5 or even 10 years it will give me serious lone term side affects in the future such as stomach disease, arthritis and so many things just when you are in your 20s and beyond. And I would hate to have serious bone/muscle pain that would prevent me from playing sport especially as I progress through life and now in this present time, this is because I do dance and multiple sports in and out of school which with some I plan to continue as I get older to stay fit and such and if all this got taken away from me especially if I were in my twenties I would rather live with my acne now or try more drugs then have the chance of this happening. That having such bad long term effects that would effect me so badly in the future that it would prevent me from sport and dance. I really don't know what to do. Because I have heard such great success stories with it with many people having no side affects, but when people do have the long term side affects most of them are serious. Can anyone help me out or does anyone have any suggestions. I am going to go and see a dermatologist soon. But still, anyone?

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    Quality of life, time to euthanize?
    Old horse, a rescue that I took in last year. He's completely blind in one eye and has minimal vision in the other due to UV that was untreated for many years. The eye damage is permenant. He has a heart murmer, age is unknown but vet says likely around 30. At last count he had 5 molars left plus his incisors so he's pretty much toothless.

    He is sound though, and in decent weight (especially for coming out of a pretty cold winter). Rump is nice and round, can only see the outline of the first couple ribs when he moves and his neck is a little thin but is still muscled. I credit that to my awesome vet who worked closely with me to get him on a great diet. His feet are in great shape, no arthritis.

    Now he's going deaf though. His recent hearing loss is a big problem because he mainly relies on sound for communication and now he's getting very jumpy and nervous. Two vets have looked at him since we noticed the hearing loss and have attributed it to old age. It is permenant, there is nothing we can do to stop it.

    One vet has suggested it might be time to consider euthanizing him, the other said I could try giving him some time to adjust but start preparing myself for *the* big decision.

    I've got the means to care for him in his condition and our facilities are equipped to do so. He has a small, flat pasture with safe fencing and footing. He has two geriatric pasture-mates that take great care of him. He has a very large stall with carpeted walls that is built up around the bottom edges to help prevent him from getting cast or injuring himself while laying down and getting up. Everyone in the barn has been spoken with about his condition and only people that know how to safely approach him handle him (he will kick and bite if startled and even though he can't see to aim he does get lucky from time to time and lands a blow if someone startles him).

    Both vets agree he is in no pain, the main concern is his state of mind. He does overall seem happy though as long as he is handled carefully and properly, and kept only with his two pasture buddies. I've got a really nice farrier that is mindfull of his condition and does a great job on his feet without stressing him out.

    I'm having a little trouble making the judgement call though. Is it time to start planning for putting him down or should I give him more time? Maybe give him through the end of spring/beginning of summer and see how he's adjusting?

    Has anyone dealt with an old horse that suffered loss of multiple senses? How did they adjust to it? How did you make it work or did you have the horse put down?
    Sophie- Human emotion is not clouding my judgement. This is a horse I've only had a year, he was a neglect case and I was fully prepared to put him down when I got him. Of course I'm glad I've been able to give him a good year but I'm fully aware of his medical condition and realize he isn't going to live much longer. I'd much rather put him down than see him suffer (and I've done so with other horses) but I'm in a bit of a grey area with this horse. He isn't in pain, it's his mental state from the loss of hearing that is the problem. Of course I'd prefer to let him adjust but I've never dealt with a horse that has lost both hearing and sight. Hence the reason I am hoping to seek out other people in the same situation. I've had my vets weigh in on this and now I'd like to hear opinions from others who have been there/done that. I'd like to explore my options and hopefully keep him happy. If I'm unable to do that he will be put down with dignity and buried on the farm. I am commited to

    • ANSWER:
      You will know when it is time. It is something you feel your heart and you will be at peace with it. How do I know this? The first horse I ever had put down was my daughter's old pony, he was down and when he got up, his head stayed on the ground. I agonized with calling the vet to save him, but after watching this repeatedly for about an hour, I knew. Last fall, my 28 yr. old gelding whom I had for 26 yrs. suddenly started losing weight. He had never been sick or lame a day in his life. I had the vet out and he said there were no teeth left, and let me take a look. Just a very few. With winter fast approaching, I did not want him to keep losing weight and then get sick. He deserved better than that. I put my old friend down. It was hard, but I knew it was for the best. I now have a mare in her 20's who has had hoof and foot issues for the past five years. She recently foundered. I am coming to the realization that keeping her alive may not be what is best for her. She is my horse of choice to ride in shows, go camping with, parades, trail rides, just abuot anything. This one is going to hurt, but it is also not a decision I reach overnight. It is something that starts coming into your head and after a bit returns and then starts to nag you.
      Take a look at your old friend. If he is healthy and happy, and you have the means to take care of him, then do so. But if he turns scared, paranoid, defensive, or starts losing weight, you will know it is time. You are already on the road to the decision if you are starting to ask others. It is part of the process.
      My heart goes out to you, but you will make the right decision....when it is time.

  41. QUESTION:
    Can someone help me reword this?
    This is the first part of my introduction paragraph for my term paper. I was wondering if there were any suggestions someone could give me. Is there anything that sounds strange? Are there certain sentences that can be made longer in any way?

    Heart disease. Diabetes. High blood pressure. Arthritis. These are few of the complications that result from obesity. There are, however, ways to reverse to effects of obesity. Weight loss can be attained through many different means. Many assorted diets are existent. Exercise plans can help get one’s body into shape. An overweight person may receive a prescription from his or her doctor for weight loss medication. There are even various surgeries available.......

    And thank you in advance; any outsider's opinion could help me greatly.

    • ANSWER:
      Just give it to 'em straight baby. Drop it like this:
      "You fat pathetic basterd! Are you eating again? Stop eating you fat pig. Don't you know ur gonna eat ur dum azz to death? You must be on a seafood diet because when you see food you eat it! You not really fat you just got a weight problem...you can't wait to eat.........."

  42. QUESTION:
    Unable to lose Weight?
    I have seen my mother struggle with weight issues for as long as I can remember. She has tried every diet possible, exercises as much as possible, and still has had no luck. It pains me to see her so unhappy and work so hard and get no results. She is about 5'3 and weighs over 200 pounds. She walks to places whenever possible, used to do yoga religiously (up until a year ago when she injured her ankle so bad shes no longer able to do it or even wear heels) and does any other kind of exercise her arthritis and ankle will allow her to do. She eats very healthy and avoids fatty bad foods. Shes had her thyroid checked for issues and everything was normal. She has had cancer twice about 15 years ago, but other than that has no other heath issues.

    I am getting married in August next year and she wants to look fabulous and wear a beautiful dress. Does anyone have any advice to give or any fitness/health plans to help her out? I know it would mean alot to me as well as her if there is any advice anyone has to give. Thanks for your time!

    • ANSWER:
      Here are tips fro you:

      1 Dietary Balance and reading labels: watch what you eat, and expend more energy than you consume. It’s really that simple. This involves some calculation. Eat less and eat at least five meals a day. Your actual caloric requirement can differ depending on your height, weight, activity level and your body's metabolic rate.

      2 Identify your exercise. No exercise was created equal. You might like running, so run. You might like jogging, so jog. You might like stationary bikes, so bike stationary. Find the one that works best for you. Don’t pick a routine that you don’t like and won’t stick with it for long.

      3 Try yoga. Yoga is one of the best ways of losing weight. Of course I can’t go into a full lecture about yoga over here but I can tell you that I have never seen people with better-toned bodies than those who practice yoga. One of the benefits of yoga is that you learn to control virtually every muscle and joint of your body so that the issue of weight gain will cease to exist.

      4 Photos and Joining online support group : Take before and after photos. There’s no easier way to illustrate your progress. It’s essential that you not feel alone, and reaching out to friends helps as they know things that you couldn’t possibly know, and they’ve probably been “in your shoes” at some point in the past (or present). Share stories, laughter, tears, successes, and failures. There are thousands of communities out there, so keep looking until you find one that fits you.

      5 Water you waiting for If you’re not drinking enough water, your body will let you know. Thirst is an amazing sensation – quench it. If you’re not hydrated, your body won’t be working at peak levels. If you’re worried about “water weight,” remember that you’re likely to retain more water when you’re not giving your body enough of it in the first place. I’m not going to dictate how many glasses you should drink, though – as that’s going to vary from person to person.

      6 Zone out. There’s a reason why people exercise to their favorite music – listening to external stimulus takes your mind off of the physical activity making “exercise time” fly or situate yourself in front of TV or video games involving exercises.

      7 Dance Out Do Salsa,tango, swing ,hip-hop dancing etc. Anyone can do it,keep in mind you are dancing to increase your physical activity, so there is no pressure on how well you perform dance. Who knows you might even learn a cool dance move or two

      8 Sleep it off. To be an efficient fat-burning machine, If you think that you’re doing yourself a favor by sleeping less, you’re mistaken. Give your body time to rest itself, both mentally and physically. Sleep is very, very important.

      9 Keep a food diary. All you have to do is jot down what, when, and how much you eat in a notebook, or you can do it online at a Web site . A food diary gives a clear picture of your current eating habits so you can identify the changes you need to make to lose weight.

      10 Be motivated.You need to believe in yourself!. Learn to evaluate your efforts fairly and objectively. When you have thought of giving up, visualize how good you will look when you manage to slim down successfully.

  43. QUESTION:
    Question for women who have Osteoporosis or Osteopenia or your family member?
    Here are some details. I am 29 years old and already diagnosed with Osteopenia. I got this test done because my mother has Osteoporosis and she also had arthritis. She started developing problems in her joints and complained often about pain right after I was born when she was 23. Last year I did a health check up and was very low in Vitamin D and this year my mom insisted on me getting done bone density because I may develop similar problems. I am not pregnant or have kids but definitely want to start planning for a family. Now my questions are, should I take this seriously? My husband doesnt give importance to this. He thinks unless your body does not give problem, you should not go to doctors. My doctor is not giving me any medication but only asking me to do tests like blood test, thyroid etc basic ones I must say. She also advised me to take enough calcium through supplements or diet and for Vitamin D - she first wants to see what my current level is. I dont know why my husband is behaving as if doctors are fooling around with me? Can anyone throw a light on this subject?

    • ANSWER:
      It looks as if your husband's mind is made up, and he doesn't want to be confused by facts. To me, (at least as far as this is concerned), he's a sky blue idiot, and you should make plans for relatively early widowhood.

      Which means that you particularly need to take care of your body, so that it will serve you well for many years.

      Although it's not always so, osteoporosis tends to follow a family pattern. If your mother has it, it's likely you will, too.

      Building a baby's bones takes a lot of calcium, so it's not surprising that she began having troubles after birth. (But I have heard that some forms of arthritis sometimes improve while a woman is pregnant).

      Listen to your mother. She's talking good sense. I'm glad she's passing on what she's learned, to you.

      Calcium needs to work with Vitamin D, to make and keep healthy bones. If you're low in Vitamin D, that's not good news for your bones.

      Listen to your doctor. Start taking calcium (and probably Vitamin D) now, and your bones will return the favour for the rest of your life.

      Listen to your husband about this topic, and you'll likely end up one of those little old ladies who spend their last decade or two bedridden because their bones break easily, and heal slowly. (I'm sad to say that my mother is one of them.)

  44. QUESTION:
    Why did my horse die?
    I had a 33 year old paint until sunday when i found him in the pasture and he couldnt get up, i got him up eventually and he goes cantering as fast as he could (hes to old to go faster than a canter) to the front pen and he couldnt get up again, he made funny noises and would stretch his neck up weird and he keep rolling on his back from side to side until he couldnt, we called the vet and by the time he go there he would get about half way up (his front legs up all the way) And try to stand up and hed fall and hit his head so hard and we had to keep him down because he was hurting himself and he was in so much pain we had him sedated and then put down, i thought it was just old age, but we we went to bury him on monday, when they lifted him up blood ran out his mouth, was this internal bleeding did that kill him? What happened to him? He been fine, een the day before up and happy, he was on a mush diet because of no back teeth, and full pasture all day ( but he usually jus sucked on gras and spit it out bours later) and the place i board himat puts bute in his food for his arthritis and he looked much happier and ran more after that, but hed eat all his food and he was loosing weight so fast, hed act fine but he was so skinny no matter what we did, i brough my tub of weigh gain i had left over from this summer igave him and it helped him then, there was no loading dose just said two cups or up to four depending on weight and exercise or if you just wanted your horse to have a healthy coat or actually gain weight, i put three in to start and planned on putting 2 in each morning after but he died the next night, he was getting expensive purina feed too and he got so skinny, what happened to my old guy? He was just fine and then suddenly he was thrashing around on the ground :( please help
    So theres no way the bute or Weight gain did it is there? I feel so bad and i worrythat might have caused it :( also could twin have done this? I moved him somewhere else to board him and his friend because my grandparents didnt like my mustang spooking their cows and they leave twine on the bales, their horses just pick it out and have never had a problem and i didnt notice him eating any, the bale was in a barred thing about and he ate what fell into the tray below. Also he had full access to a harvested corn field to eat anythin left behind but there hasnt been anything out here they will eat for a few months. Would that change anything? (also im really sorry for bad typing, my phones got a bad keyboard) thank you
    So theres no way the bute or Weight gain did it is there? I feel so bad and i worrythat might have caused it :( also could twin have done this? I moved him somewhere else to board him and his friend because my grandparents didnt like my mustang spooking their cows and they leave twine on the bales, their horses just pick it out and have never had a problem and i didnt notice him eating any, the bale was in a barred thing about and he ate what fell into the tray below. Also he had full access to a harvested corn field to eat anythin left behind but there hasnt been anything out here they will eat for a few months. Would that change anything? (also im really sorry for bad typing, my phones got a bad keyboard) thank you

    Also id have the vet tell me but we already buried him :( no one bothered to check we all knew it was over when we saw him, and the vet said theres nothing to do but put him down now :(

    • ANSWER:
      It was probably colic. Colic is the number one killer of horses.

      Older horses are more prone to colic because of their teeth. The teeth stop growing when the horse reaches about twenty five and as you know at 33 the old boy did not have any grinding teeth left.

      This means the chance of digestive upset is a lot greater since the food is not ground as fine. It is tough to tell if he was actually swallowing any of the grass he tried to eat. On top of that the gut has had 33 years of abuse and scaring from internal parasites.

      If he was loosing weight and had a long coat he could also have had Cushing's Disease. It is really nasty and can come on fairly fast. Cushings is often accompanied by abscesses within the body because it compromises their immune system per my vet (I had a Cushings pony)

      The breaking of an abscess could explain the sudden onset of symptoms and the blood but without an necropsy you can not know for sure.

      At 33 years he was really getting on in years so do not feel too bad. According to Wiki "the modern domestic horse has a life expectancy of 25 to 30 years..." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse#Lifespan_and_life_stages

      It sounds like you gave the old boy great care and a good life.

  45. QUESTION:
    Diet treatment for psoriatc arthritis?
    My girlfriend suffers from psoriatic arthritis, in the last 3 months the swelling on her knee and ankle has got really bad, she is in constant pain and can hardly walk, she is only 23 years old and has always exercised and eaten reasonably healthy.

    The NHS are useless and perscribe drugs that make her really ill so she has had to come off them, so we are at a loss.

    I've read on many forums that diet can really help manage the condition and some say they have been in similar pain and are now almost pain free.

    Does anyone know a diet to follow?

    I've read that you should avoid foods from the nightshade family, avoid red meats, avoid citric fruit, and dairy, I want to help her and plan our weekly meals and snacks but don't know where to start, I would like links to diet plans or just tips please :)

    • ANSWER:
      The only way to prevent damage and to improve her condition is to go on those drugs that make her sick. But they shouldn't make her feel like that and there are a few different variations she can try. She should speak to her doctor and ask them to try some different medications.

      A diet can help improve her symptoms, but it's not going to help like the medication.

      My recommendation would be to suggest that she's first tested for Celiac Disease. If that is negative, then she could trial a gluten free diet.. If you go on a gluten free diet you cannot be tested for Celiac Disease because the antibodies found and no longer produced. If you go gluten free, it can take years for the antibodies to return once returning to a gluten diet.

      She could try removing a food group like dairy. But I'd recommend removing one food group at a time, otherwise she won't know which one is helpful.

      Also a food diary would be helpful too. She might start noticing some patterns.

      Good luck.

      .....


Hypothyroid Diets

Are you looking for a hypothyroidism diet that will help you lose weight, soothe your skin and keep you energizedc You probably already know that certain foods will help your thyroid and some will hinder it. Well I'm here to reveal in 3 easy tips how you can lose weight and feel fantastic despite your hypothyroidism.

Losing weight with hypothyroidism can be very very difficult. Your sluggish thyroid has slowed your metabolism right down and this can cause serious weight gain even if you're eating healthy food. Add to this dry skin and straw-like hair, constipation and depressing crashes in energy and you have yourself a problem. Does this sound familiarc

Read every word on this page carefully because I am going to reveal the dietary changes that you must make in order to look and feel fabulous once again!

Sound goodc OK, let's get going . . .

Hypothyroidism Diet Tip 1: Cut out the bad!

Foods which contain natural goitrogens will hinder your thyroid function and slow your metabolism right down. If you want to lose weight then you need to cut down the following foods:
Turnips Cabbage Broccoli Rutabaga Kale Spinach Brussels sprouts peaches Pears Strawberries Radishes Cauliflower Millet Peanuts
This may seem hard now but just picture how much better you will feel when your moods lift and your weight starts to drop off. Cutting down these foods in your new hypothyroidism diet will make a massive difference.

Hypothyroidism Diet Tip 2: Add in the Good!

Get plenty of healthy fats and foods high in Tyrosine. This would mean eating things such as:
Olive oil Sardines Salmon Halibut Herring Tuna Nuts Seeds Avocado Chicken Breast Turkey Yoghurt Bananas Almonds
I would also recommend you add a fish oil supplement into your hypothyroidism diet to give you an extra boost of omega-3 fats that can be hard to get from just diet alone.

Adding these things into you hypothyroid diet will improve your cardiovascular system, aid any dry skin and hair problems and may be beneficial for relief from depression.

Hypothyroidism Diet Tip 3: Increase Your Fibre Intake.

Increase your fibre intake. Some good foods that will help you here are:
Brown rice Barley Quinoa Oats Whole-grain breads Cereals Nuts Seeds Fruits Vegetables Beans Legumes
Adding these foods into your hypothyroidism diet will help to relieve constipation, plus these foods are a great source of vitamin B which will help keep those all important energy levels up.

Hypothyroidism Diet Conclusion.

Losing weight and feeling great with hypothyroidism is not easy but it is possible. Take action now and start your journey. Just imagine how much better you will feel with a healthy new hypothyroidism diet.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does a low glycemic diet help hypothyroid disease?
    I am hypothyroid (hashimotos) and have been having trouble keeping my hormones stable. I've heard that some people tell me a low glycemic diet helps manage the symptoms and helps them lose weight. Anyone have experience with this? To complicate things a little further I'm also a vegan so I eat a lot of whole grains, beans, veggies and fruits.

    • ANSWER:
      Are you testing your thyroid levels in the morning each and evert time? Thyroid testing should be done within an hour of waking, when metabolism is near its low point.

      The best way to lose weight when hypothyroid is to have a TSH around 1.0 ifon T4 and be converting enough T4 to T3. On T4/T2 a free t4 or midrange and a free t3 high in range is needed. Thyroid levels are the number #1 way to begin the weight loss process.

      As far as diet, reduce carbs and increase fiber. Avoid or limit soy and fluoride. Exercise for one hour at least 4-5 times a week.

  2. QUESTION:
    How does one combat obesity when you are hypothyroid. I have been trying to find an answer to this.?
    I am a hypothyroid and am trying to reduce weight, but with no-effect. Crash-diets make me have headached, if i go hungry and i cant seem to stick to an exercise regime. Any suggestions to help?

    • ANSWER:
      A person with hypothyroidism has a very slow metabolism. This is primarily a hormonal issue.

      It would make sense that in order to counteract hypothyroidism and obesity, it would be best to do a diet program, exercise program and lifestyle modifications that have been proven to utilize hormones in your favor.

      Crash dieting, calorie counting, excessive cardiovascular training etc. do not account for this. They can actually make matters worse.

      While this is a very complex topic, I will give you one example that demonstrates what I mean:

      Many experts tell people that the best way to lose weight would be to eat less and exercise more. On the thought of exercising more is cardiovascular exercise, which is meant to do an aerobic rate.

      Doing so will increase the amount of mitochondria within your muscles, something that is very advantageous, especially in those with hypothyroidism who have been shown to have defective mitochondria.

      However, when someone trains outside of their aerobic range and into an anaerobic state, there is a switch in the hormones being used. Excessive training in an anaerobic state will cause a depletion of growth hormone (you repair and rebuilding hormone) and in excess of cortisol (your stress hormone). Cortisol is a stress hormone which strips proteins from muscles, signals fat accumulation around your abdomen, and slows a conversion of T4 to T3.

      Knowing this, you can prevent unwanted accumulation of specific hormones like cortisol, in improved overall metabolism by increasing mitochondria.

      Below is a link link to my blog that gives some other examples, but a little easier to understand.

  3. QUESTION:
    Can I take diet pills with Levothyroxine&Hypothyroid?
    I have hypothyroid and I'm taking .25mg of Levothyroxine everyday. I was wondering of I could take Oxyelite Pro with the medicine and be ok??

    Have any of you with thyroid problems taken diet pills while on medication?
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I would stay away from diet pills in general, the hypo does cause some weight issues and endocrine problems and adding a stimulant might be dangerous. find a good gym and a good personal trainer. expect to spend money but meeting with a trainer a few times a week can give you excellant info, and of course motivation. Do that for two months or longer if you can afford it. Itll be the best money you ever spent.
      I recommend a gym with the hardcore type juicers. Dont do that, but its their life and they can show you the ropes. Be careful though because some guys dont know jack so request the head trainer

  4. QUESTION:
    Why is soy harmful in a hypothyroid diet?

    • ANSWER:
      You can find one of the reasons here:

      http://www.hypothyroidismdietinfo.com/hypothyroidism/thyroid-hormone-production-iodine.php

  5. QUESTION:
    What's the best diet pill for someone with hypothyroid, PCOS, fibromyalgia, and prediabetes & no metabolism?
    I have a low thyroid, PCOS, fibromyalgia, prediabetes, and a condition in which my stomach does not easily digest food. I seem to have no luck loosing weight and have no metabolism. Is there a diet pill that would work for me?

    • ANSWER:
      Their is no pill you should take in your condition.

  6. QUESTION:
    what is the best diet for peson who is hypothyroid?
    I have had radiation for Graves Disease and now I'm hypo. I have just packed onthe weight.. and very frustrated... I need help finding a diet or food plan to help.

    • ANSWER:
      balanced iodine intake is better. low-glycemic, high-fiber, lower-calorie diet, optimal timing of meals for maximum hormonal impact, thyroid-damaging foods to avoid, helpful herbs and supplements,

      other than this all diets are good. but for hypothyroid , tablets like electrocyin is must to be taken daily.

  7. QUESTION:
    dieting with hypothyroid disease?
    I have hypothyroid and finally have my levels under control, has anyone had any good results with a certain kind of diet and this problem. Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      Are you really sure that your levels are right? Just being in range is not enough, especially when you are trying to lose weight. Basically if on T4, you need the TSH (morning reading only) to be around 1.0. If its above 2.0 weight loss will be almost impossible. Your metabolism is never the same as it was, even on meds so you need to get the levels right, watch diet, and exercise at least 4 times a week.

      As far as diet, reduce carbs and increase fiber. Limit or avoid soy.

      If your morning TSH has been around 1.0 for a long time and you are still having problems it may be because you are not converting enough T4 into T3. To find this out, get a free t3 test. If its below midrange you may be helped by a T4/T3 med like Armour or Thyrolar.

      Link to thyroid diet forum below

      I am hypothyoid and on Armour thyroid. I feel great! I di not lose weight with meds, diet and exercise. This was because I developed insulin resistance from the weight I gained while hypo. Once on metformin ER to treat the insulin resistance weight loss was easier with diet and exercise.

  8. QUESTION:
    What diet is best with hypothyroid condition to lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      i like the body for life diet because you eat more often and that helps boost metabolism. Go to bodyforlife.com

  9. QUESTION:
    Whats a good diet to follow if you have hypothyroid?
    can you please help!! i have thyroid problems and i need to get on a diet && do more exercise but i don't know whats good to eat. ?

    • ANSWER:
      changing your diet to only healthy foods is the best thing you can do and will ensure you will lose excess fat, if combine with walking every day , especially. Also, you will feel much better mentally.

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

      1.eat only steamed lean meats, eggs, healthy fruits ,vegetables, nuts, lentils or dried beans (provide much "lean" protein) , grains (Asian basmati or jasmine rice gives lots of energy and can be found at your local oriental/asian market or some super markets), & yogurt..2. drink only water, juice, & milk..3. walk or do some physical exercise 1-3 hour every day.

      (btw, recommend you also to buy an electronic food steamer and a rice cooker ((Both Very cheap)) .which, used together make it very easy to prepare very nutritional, healthy meals ,,add a bit of olive oil , diced garlic, pepper, sliced lemon and spices on top of steamed vegetables, fish or chicken to add more taste if wish as these are very healthy for your body too.)

  10. QUESTION:
    Hypothyroid: diet and exercise tips?
    My question is to anyone who is hypothyroid out there:

    Did you struggle to lose weight? Are you still overweight? What can I do to help myself?

    I am 21 years old, and was diagnosed as hypothyroid in May. Only after I had gained 40 pounds, did I finally go to the doctor. I have been on a double dose of Synthroid for months. Nothing helps and everything still hurts. Please, anyone who has any diet tips, exercise tips, or anything. Please let me know. I suspect that my boyfriend will be proposing sometime in the next year, and I can't be the bride or the wife that I want to be, if I am still unhappy.

    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Synthroid is a synthetic compound and doesn't work out too well for many patients.

      I suggest you ask your doctor about switching to Armour Thyroid. It is a natural product, and it provides both of the key thyroid hormones levothyroxine (T4) and L-triiodothyronine (T3). (Synthroid only contains T4).
      Most patients do much better on Armour than on Synthroid.

      Once your hormones are under control, you should shed the extra weight much easier.
      Eat everyting with moderation, follow the food pyramid. This web site gives you excellent personalized help.
      http://www.mypyramid.gov/

      As for exercising, do as much as it feels comfortable and work your way up. Start with walking and stretching, then do some jogging, ride a bike, play sports that you enjoy. Remember, if it's not fun, you won't stick to it and you just stress yourself out.

      If you want to work out in the privacy of your home, I recommend MyGym or similar equipment. It comes with instructions.
      http://www.buymygym.com/
      I own it, I use it, I love it.
      Best of luck!

  11. QUESTION:
    What's the best way to lose weight with a hypothyroid?
    I have a hypothyroid and I need to lose about 70 pounds or anything really. I've been dieting and walking/jogging a mile a day but I still haven't lost a pounds. Is there something I should do. I'm on meds for the thyroid, but i still feel like I am gaining faster then i can work it off. Any advice would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      Thyroid levels have to be correct or weight loss just isn't going to happen. Just being in rage is not enough. If you are on T4 (synthroid, Levoxyl) you will need the first thing in the morning TSH around 1.0. If you are on T4/T3, you will need the free t4 midrange an the free T3 high in range to slightly over. This is the first step.

      Below is a link for a thyroid diet and exercise group on yahoo. Here you can talk about any weight related issues you are having. Hope to see you there.

  12. QUESTION:
    Best ways to lose weight when you have a hypothyroid problem. Opinions!?
    I would like to know your opinions for the best type of diet and exercise for a person with a hypothyroid problem. With my understand of weight issues, I noticed weight gain is the worst, and the hardest to get off. Opinions please! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I'm afflicted with this condition. I personally try to limit calorie heavy foods. I stick with fish and salads. On the weekends, I cheat one day and have red meat. Also, it's a good idea to break up the traditional 3 meals into 6 smaller ones.

  13. QUESTION:
    How can i lose weight, i have hypothyroid.?
    I really want to try the lemonade master cleanse diet but i really want to know does it work. I have four sons so i don't want to lose any energy i already have less energy than i had before, because of the Hypothyroid.

    • ANSWER:
      Try the Lil Jack workout http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKCGe2Ezris

  14. QUESTION:
    Still experiencing severe hypothyroid symptoms on correct levels of synthroid?
    I have been feeling extremely sluggish and irritable lately, along with pretty much every single hypothyroid symptom I felt when I first found out I had the condition (hair loss, eyebrow hair loss, weight gain, irregular periods, etc). It had been about a year since my hormone levels were checked, so I got lab tests done and called my doctor only to find out that, apparently, my levels are still healthy. Is there a reason I would still feel completely terrible, and can anyone suggest any alternate treatments (besides diet)?

    • ANSWER:
      If it has been a year since last checked.....you need a new doctor! 'Healthy' would be around TSH of 1.
      TSH ‘norm’ should be .3 – 3 (w/ most feeling best at < 2) BUT…….. would not matter if antibodies are present. Indicative of Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis…main cause of HypOthyroid & is worse (...OR Graves Disease - HypERthyroid).

      WARNING: Doctors seem not to want to find/treat thyroid disease. You may have to go to more than one doctor before you get the right tests, interpretation, and treatment. Best wishes.

      You could ask that a doctor add Cytomel.

      Ck these:
      http://thyroid.about.com/bio/Mary-Shomon-350.htm
      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/
      http://www.thyrophoenix.com/index.html

      God bless

  15. QUESTION:
    How to lose weight with hypothyroid?
    I have been doing the p90x since march and maintaining a daily caloric intake of between 12-1400. I have been stuck at 194 since then. I have hypothyroid, and have been taking the proper medication. I am not gaining muscle, but if I miss 3 days of exercising I gain 5 pounds. I have tried the HCG diet and gained 10. My doctor is dumbfounded, after having seen my food journal. What can I do? I am tired being fat. I wish my problem was over-eating, then just cutting portions would work.

    • ANSWER:
      First, proper medication includes confirming proper dosing confirmed by testing to be sure your TSH, T3 and T4 are normal. That ought to be step 1, and hopefully you've done it.

      Second, the HCG diet is dangerous and useless. I don't know what the p90x is of what your caloric intake ought to be, though that sounds reasonable for most women. What counts is taking in fewer calories than you burn. The web is full of calorie trackers and calculations of basal metabolic weight for a person of a given age/sex/etc. I find sparkpeople.com to be useful in terms of tracking a caloric intake that lets you lose a pound or two a week.

      Third, you don't gain 5 pounds in 3 days. 5 pounds of fat is 17,500 calories. You'd have to eat over 7000 calories per day to gain that much, in addition to not exercising. More likely, daily fluctuations in weight are fooling you. Or monthly fluctuations. Don't panic over 3 days. You can't do much harm in 3 days.

      So, I'd suggest having your dumbfounded doctor confirm that your Synthroid or equivalent medication is working to get your TSH down and your T3/T4 up in the normal range, and then simply count the calories carefully. People often have to adjust calories upward when exercising to keep their bodies from going into starvation mode and conserving fat by lowering metabolic rate. Too many calories and you gain weight, but too few and you can easily get stuck on a plateau.

      Also, unless you're weighing things, a food journal can be misleading, and cutting portions is still a possibility. People often misjudge what an ounce of cheese is or 3 ounces of meat, etc. It helps me to eat mostly foods that are prepackaged (e.g. frozen lunches) or that have few calories (e.g. veggies) or that are weighed at the store (e.g. fish and lean meat).

  16. QUESTION:
    I started the lemonade diet but my question is I have hypothyroid and I am going to stop medication.?
    I am on Armour thyroid. after they change the formula I started again feeling tired, loosing hair and the list is long. I started the lemonade diet today and I decided to stop my medication also and see how I am going to feel. I will be checking my temp everyday.

    • ANSWER:
      If you are hypothyroid perhaps you should consider an iodine supplement before doing the master cleanse. http://www.dietspotlight.com/iodoral-review/

      Do some research about all this first. Make sure you know what you are doing. The Master Cleanse or lemonade diet will not correct an iodine deficiency.

      Read the book "Iodine, why You Need It, Why you Can't Live Without It"
      http://www.amazon.com/Iodine-need-cant-live-without/dp/B001URN3UG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264732912&sr=8-1

      I believe that losing your hair is a sign of iodine deficiency and that some people who go on the lemonade diet do lose their hair. It seems therefore that this might make things worse for you instead of better. Address your need for iodine first. Check out the product called iodoral.

      At least add a couple drops of Lugol's solution to your lemonade to give you the iodine you may need. http://www.swansonvitamins.com/LGS001/ItemDetail?n=0

  17. QUESTION:
    Lots of symptoms of hypothyroid issues, but blood work came back that thyroid is fine. Any ideas?
    My symptoms: tired all the time,
    get cold very easily,
    memory problems,
    hair loss,
    can't lose weight,
    depression.

    I was sure this was hypothyroid but the tests came back all fine. I'm trying to find an answer because I just don't feel healthy anymore. I looked up Wilson's syndrome, but it seems many doctor's don't believe in Wilson's. Does anyone have any idea of what I can do to feel better? I do not take any supplements at this time, and eat a fairly well balanced diet, mostly organic vegetables, etc. I'd appreciate any ideas for supplements or nutrition changes or anything that will help. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      HI McDaid

      I would do a detox of the body to help rid of the toxins that are in your system. Specifically a colon and liver cleanse. If as healthy as you think you are, we all have toxins in our body because of all the manmade factors (chemicals in food and drinks, pollutition, stress, ect). Having regular bowel movements (3 times a day) is part of good health becasue what goes in the body must come out (just like a car). Must filter out your system to have it run effeciently. Be sure to also drink a gallon of distilled water a day to help rid of any toxins and the body (85% of our body is made of water).

      I do 5-6 cleanses a year for myself (including the kidney) and this helps me live a healthy life without any drugs unlike 80% of people I know. Learn how to cleanse your system and you'll have the greatest freedom of them all. Health!

      Best of health to you

  18. QUESTION:
    how can i lose weight with hashimoto's hypothyroid condition?
    I had been diagnosed with a severe case of hashimoto's hypothyroid condition about 15 years ago. The weight gain that came with this was extreme and since then it has been incredibly tough to shift even a few pounds regardless of a healthy diet, no snacking and going to Curves. Desperate to know a trick to shift the pounds even in my case.

    • ANSWER:
      I'll bet you are on a T4-only medication like Synthroid, right?? Because that is your problem. It keeps you hypothyroid, which in turn can mean weight gain and problems losing it. I would strongly recommend that you read these from the most popular patient-to-patient website:

      1) Why T4 meds don't work: http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/t4-only-meds-dont-work

      2) What does work: http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/natural-thyroid-101

      3) How to adequately treat hashimotos: http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/hashimotos

  19. QUESTION:
    hypothyroid diet?
    what type of diet do i need to follow if i have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism?

    • ANSWER:
      decreased carbs, high fiber, and avoid soy. Also stop using fluoride. Soy and fluoroide slow down thyroid hormone production.

  20. QUESTION:
    Best cure/diet/weight loss idea for someone who is Hypothyroid, WITHOUT taking medication?
    I dont want to take prescribed meds, so how can i help my thyroid condition naturally? I need to lose weight and increase my energy level.

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry, you have to take the prescribed medicine in order for the thyroid gland to function properly. I have had "hypothyroidism" for years, & I have never missed taking my medicine or getting the bloodwork done to check the levels in the thyroid gland. You are asking for trouble, plain & simple, if you don't take the prescribed medicine. Be thankful that you have a condition that can be corrected by taking one pill each day. Many people would envy you. Since you want to lose weight, you can eat healthy & exercise daily. Those two things will definitely raise your energy level. Take the medicine & avoid some serious problems.

  21. QUESTION:
    Is it ok to take adipex if you are on synthyroid for hypothyroid?
    I'm 5'1 and 166 lbs since I started taking synthyroid, I cannot seem to lose this weight, I've workout with a trainer and being dieting I had lost some weight, but since the synthyroid it just keeps on go up. I've heard Adipex has helped alot of people, I just wondered if it is safe to take with synthyroid.

    • ANSWER:
      for **** sake, ask your doctor or pharmacist, not people on here!

  22. QUESTION:
    I have a hypothyroid and I was wondering if its okay to take diet pills?
    I need to lose serious weight and I need a supplement to help me.

    • ANSWER:
      Go natural if anything

      Three steps that have really helped me are dieting, exercising, and the correct weight loss supplement for losing weight. Focus on those three things and you will lose weight considerably. I exercise 30 mins a day along with taking Proactol, a natural weight loss supplement that I saved money on at theweightlossplace.com

      Good luck and stay focused = )

  23. QUESTION:
    Are there treatments for hypothyroid other than synthroid?
    Are there any alternative treatments, besides diet and exercize, to treat thyroid and other hormone conditions? I'm looking for non-synthetic drugs, supplements, herbs, or any alternative to medicine. Proper nutritional intake and exercize has helped me stop gaining weight, but I still can't lose weight, beat the fatigue or manage the girly stuff alone.

    • ANSWER:
      You say that you have tried proper nutritional intake, but the amount of food and the quality of food that we eat is important for weight control but is not the whole story when it comes to hypothyroidism. There are some foods that help our thyroid function and some that lower thyroid function.

      The foods that are bad for thyroid functioning are called "goiterogenic foods". Goitrogenic foods are foods that can affect thyroid function by inhibiting synthesis of thyroid hormones, resulting in enlargement of the gland (goiter). If you suffer from low thyroid function you should avoid these foods. They are:

      Bok choy
      Broccoli
      Brussel sprouts
      Cabbage
      Cauliflower
      Garden cress
      Kale
      Kohlrabi
      Kohlrabi
      Millet
      Mustard
      Peaches
      Peanuts
      Radishes
      Radishes
      Rutabaga
      Soy and soy-related foods [tofu/tempeh/soy products]
      Spinach
      Strawberries
      Turnips

      There are also foods that contain iodine, and help your thyroid to work better. They are: varieties of seaweed such as kelp, fish, and other seafoods have a very high iodine content and are helpful to the proper functioning of your thyroid gland.

      Selenium is another helpful mineral. Many people diagnosed with hypothyroidism were found to be selenium deficient. Selenium is required to convert the T4 thyroid hormone to the active T3 form. As an example, the selenium containing enzyme type-I-iodothyronine-deiodinase is important for the conversion of T4 to T3. So selenium deficiency can reduce the activity of the thyroid hormones.

      Tyrosine is an amino acid needed by the body to manufacture thyroid hormones from iodine. And so the use of tyrosine as a dietary supplement increases production of thyroid hormones.

      Bladderwrack is a seaweed that is a rich source of iodine. It also contains the minerals potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, and zinc.

      Other herbs used to treat hypothyroidism are coleus, laminaria, ganoderma, gotu kola, and panax ginseng.

      Good luck.

  24. QUESTION:
    Will I become overweight being hypothyroid?
    Just wondering cos I was treated for hyperthyroidism, and can become hypothyroid because of the RAI treatment, the doctor sais there is a 50/50 chance of this happening. She said when I start gaining weight this is a sign. The thing is I eat really healthy, no junk food, no alcohol, no white bread , no prepacked foods etc, so will I still gain weight eating a healthy diet.

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing to do is to eat as healthy as you possibly can and your chances are best. It's easier to prevent the weight gain than to get the weight off after you gain it.

  25. QUESTION:
    diet for a hypothyroid, hypertension, high blood sugar, piles (starting stage) patient?

    • ANSWER:
      Green Grass boiled.

  26. QUESTION:
    I need to know how hypothyroidism relates to the Southbeach Diet and how the two interract with each other?
    I am familiar with both of them, but would like to hear personal experiences or any knowledge of the two together. Does anyone believe that the Southbeach diet could be easier/harder than other diets with the hypothyroid factor included? Serious answers only please. I'm also posting this in the diseases and conditions section. Thanx!

    • ANSWER:
      There are a few factors to consider. To start, are your T4 and TSH levels within the "normal range" and do you feel like you're taking a proper dosage of thyroid hormone? If not, it will be difficult to set realistic weight loss goals, but you can still start by changing your eating habits and staying active. You should make an appointment with your doctor to test your levels and get the proper dosage.

      Also, have you gained weight as a result of the hyporthyroidism? If you have and feel like you eat relitively well, talk to your doctor about what you can do to boost your metabolism. You may be on the wrong dosage.

      If you are on the right dosage, I think the diet has to be something that is realistic as a life choice. Do you enjoy cooking? Are you good a planning meals? Do you eat out a lot? I know for me, dieting is difficult because I have somewhat of a low motivation for planning meals, and I don't follow strict recipes when cooking. I bought the South Beach diet book, read it, tried it for a couple months and lost weight, but I didn't like it. I felt like I was on a diet and wanted a "diet" that I could enjoy and do for te rest of my life. I've been successful with cutting back on refined sugars and carbohydrates and having small meals throughout the day with weight watchers online. There is a cool online journal I use.

      The most imprtant thing is to know your body. I know if I eat a large meal or certain foods, I will feel lethargic. There are certain foods I just don't eat because my metabolism is a little slower - like fried and high fat foods.

      So to answer your question, I don't think the SB diet is easier or harder that other diets...it really depends on your motivation and what type of foods you enjoy. I would say to try it for a month and see what happens! Good luck!

  27. QUESTION:
    Need tips to lose weight with diet and workout - with hypothyroid condition?
    I have a hypothyroid condition and have gained too much fat on the tummy and around the waist. I am on synthroid from the past 5 months. I have Taebo Bootcamp and the FIRM workout DVDs. I have been working out for a while now and don't see much difference in my weight. So please give me some tips on diets that would help me out and also on the workout schedule. I need to lose 15 lbs and also need to tone up a lot!

    Thanks a lot in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Get the thyroid levels right and it will be easier. Just being in range is not enough, especially when outdated lab ranges are still being used. On Synthroid, you need the first thing in the morning TSH around 1.0 or weight loss just isn't going to happen. If after 6 months of having a TSH around 1.0 and weight loss still isn't happening....get a free t3 to make sure you are properly converting T4 to T3. The Free T3 level should be at least midrange if you are converting properly. Because the thyroid gland regulates metabolism, if you don't have levels right you just aren't going to lose weight.

      Final thing to look into is insulin resistance. This often develops hand in hand with hypothyroidism because of the weight gain. It's another condition that makes it extremely difficult to lose weight because of high insulin levels. To test for this get a fasting insulin, fasting glucose, and an A1C.

      Once all blood values are correct, you can now (hopefully) lose weight with diet and exercise. You need to exercise for 1 hour at least 4-5 times a week.

      As far as diet, reduce carbs and increase fiber.

      Try drinking water instead of soda. If you need flavor, try vitamin water. I've been drinking it for months now and I like it. I only drink one bottle a day though, which I split using half at lunch and half at dinner. The rest of the time I try to drink plain water or juice.

      Thyroid diet and exercise forum link below.

  28. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have hypothyroid symptoms not resoved by meds?
    I was diagnosed about a year ago with Hypothyroid and placed
    on synthroid. Supposedly my numbers are in range, however, I keep gaining weight even though I am on a strict diet and exercise program, and have other symptoms as well. Does anyone have any ideas on what I can do with this, yes I have talked with my doctor but because I am "in range" he doesn't seem too concerned.
    I am seeing and endo for this as well as
    my diabetes, also I am not saying the weight gain is from the synthroid, but that I am still gaining weight from the hypothyroid even though I am on the meds. Also continuing with other symptoms such as depression, extremly cold, etc.

    • ANSWER:
      I know many people who do not get relief of their thyroid symptoms with T4 meds, myself included. You may want to look into a naturalmed like ARmour, as you may be a poor converter of T4 into T3.

      Both the hypothyroidism and the diabetes can make it difficult to lose weight. First you need to get your thyroid levels right. Just being in range is not enough because the range is too broad. This means on T4 like Synthid that the morning TSH be around 1.0. If on Armour, the free t4 should be midrange and the free t3 high in range.

      As far ax the diabetes, you need to bring your glucose and insulin levels down. I have insulin resistance, along with the thyroid problem and I'm fighting to not become a diabetic. I found the Metformin ER, along with exercise has helped.

      Links below on thyroid

  29. QUESTION:
    Secret to weight loss when you have hypothyroid and type-1 diabetes?
    I am a 41 year old male who has hypothryoid, insulin-dependent diabetes, and little energy. My thyroid levels are all in the normal range, and I am getting better control of my blood sugars, but am having a difficult time keeping the weight off. I am 5'11" and weigh about 185-190. Would like to be around 170-175. I lift weights, do moderate cardio, and have a lower fat diet. Any ideas/suggestions would be most appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Byetta is irrelevant for type 1 diabetes. Also, Byetta does not have FDA approval for the treatment of type 1 diabetes (only type 2, an etiologically unrelated disease with a similar name). The only effective way to lose weight is to consume fewer calories than you eat. However, in trying to manage your glucose levels using only insulin, you are missing several other hormones that normally exist in the body, most notably amylin (another hormone which is produced by the beta cells). There is now a synthetic version of amylin, although most people find that reducing their insulin dosage by increased exercise and/or reduced carbohydrate consumption is often as effective.

  30. QUESTION:
    does anyone have any good tips for losing wieght even with Hashimoto's disease? (Hypothyroid)?
    I am of course doing the usual diet and excercize routines for weight loss but I am looking for tips specific to Hashimoto's and Hypothyroid.

    • ANSWER:
      "Dieting" is not necessarily the right thing to do for your condition. You have to avoid goitrogenic foods (do a search on this for more info), and especially stay away from soy. It is poison for the thyroid!

  31. QUESTION:
    Does anyone who is hypothyroid take the otc diet aid alli? any feedback?

    in the six months i have taken syntroid i have not lost a pound. i have lost 7lbs in 7days taking alli

    • ANSWER:
      Well there are no drug interactions. Just make sure to be careful taking the alli and follow its directions, especially with diet.

  32. QUESTION:
    I have Hypothyroid and I'm a new vegetarian?
    I was diagnosed about 2 years ago with hypothyroid... I'm a new vegetarian and, although there is much more to it then just not eating meat, it's going really well and I feel like I'm going to stick with it. Anyone think that my thyroid problem will be an issue with my new diet/lifestyle?

    • ANSWER:
      Here's a website about what vegetarian foods to eat more of, and what to avoid for hypothyroidism. My dad has that as well, and is a vegetarian. We try to cook foods that help out with it :) .

      http://www.ehow.com/about_5512812_food-hypothyroidism.html

      Other foods that aid this condition are:

      Bladderwrack, which has been proven most useful in the treatment of underactive thyroid glands and goiter.

      Other seaweeds (Nori, Hijiki, Wakame, Dulse flakes, Arame, etc.)

      Iceberg Lettuce

      Imbe, which is a tropical fruit. Here's a picture-

      http://www.tiskita-lodge.co.cr/fruit_collection/images/imbe.jpg

  33. QUESTION:
    please suggest me diet for hypothyroid?
    i had 2 miscarage now i want to consive but have a large size tummy and i m 5ft weigth is 65 please suggest i diet for me for weight loss and also i have smooth patches on my scalf and hair fall ?:(

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    I need to loose 35 pounds what is the best diet to follow?
    I was currently on weight watchers,didn't loose much.I recently found out that I have hypothyroid diesese.What diet would I bennifet from?

    • ANSWER:
      Ask your doctor first what diet and exercise program you should be on with this disease.

      The following healthy living recommendations will help you if you’re trying to lose weight, tone up your muscles, have aspirations of building lean muscle mass, are attempting to get a wash board stomach, or just want to feel better:

      *1) Burn more calories then you're consuming everyday and measure your results using the following formula: Calories Consumed minus Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) minus Physical Activity. Get a diet and fitness calculator that you can put on your computer or cell phone. This will allow you to easily calculate this formula, set goals, log your daily calorie consumption, and register your physical activities.

      *2) Eat natural and organic foods found on earth versus something created by a corporation to make money. Eat meals in small portions throughout the day and take a good multi-vitamin supplement.

      Avoid “High Glycemic Load Carbs” (sugar, pastries, desserts, refined starches such as breads, pasta, refined grains like white rice; high starch vegetables such as white potatoes) and drink lots of water.

      Do not try fad diets or diet pills. Here is an excellent food pyramid that anyone can follow: http://www.rayandterry.com/html/images/PyramidLRG.gif?osCsid=26a424be471d1337e7c2f105d5c64d9d

      *3) Exercise on most days by doing cardiovascular training and/or resistance training activities.

      Read a book or find a certified trainer to make sure your doing all resistance training exercises correctly. A great book to buy that teaches you the resistance training basics is “Weight Training for Dummies”. A superb magazine to buy with resistance training routines that will not get you bored is "Muscle and Fitness". Signup for the free newsletter. An excellent free online resource is at http://www.exrx.net/

      A good book to buy that teaches you the cardiovascular training basics is “Fitness for Dummies”.

      *4) Get plenty of sleep. Sleep experts say most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night for optimum performance, health, and safety.

      *5) Educate yourself continually on health issues and make a life long commitment to good health. A great free publication is “Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005”. A superb book to read is “You The Owner’s Manual”. An excellent periodic publication is the “Nutrition Action Health Letter”. A reputable test you can take to measure your biological age is at http://realage.com

      Look at all areas where you can enhance your health. For example, make improvements in the quality of the air you breathe. Review outdoor air quality forecasts where you live and get an indoor air purifier. Email me if you want a good indoor air purifier recommendation and if you have other questions.

      *Click on all the source links below to get the full benefit of the recommendations. The answers presented to your health questions are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

  35. QUESTION:
    has anyone out here lost weight on atkins or on low carb diet while hypothyroid?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes two years ago. I have hypothyroid and take synthroid. I weighed 165 a little over two years ago. In February I started going on a low carb diet, not adkins, but low carb. By May, I was down to 135. I stuck to it pretty well for about a year and stayed at that weight. Went off it and gained a few pounds back.

  36. QUESTION:
    i am gaining weight and i have hypothyroid. What diet should i take and what excercise to follow?

    • ANSWER:
      definitely talk to your dietician and doctor. They can best advise you...but for good reading on the subject go to WEBMD.COM. There is good information there.... I hope this helps !

  37. QUESTION:
    what's the best diet for hypothyroid?

    • ANSWER:
      Exactly the same diet that's good for just about any chronic condition... the healthiest diet on the planet....
      http://www.drfuhrman.com/

      It's a real simple concept. You give the body what it was designed to consume (natural foods), live the life it was designed to lead (an active one) and it makes itself better. It's not rocket science... just common sense. Unfortunately it's not very common these days, thanks to mass advertising and junk food.

  38. QUESTION:
    Hypothyroid sufferers- how long did it take for you to lose weight with exercise and diet?

    • ANSWER:
      My mum has it and well...shes been..erm..bigger ever since she had me. But she once lost a lot of weight like 50+ pounds (gained it all back though) which took her about 5/6 months?

      I have it too, but I don't really gain weight, so...

  39. QUESTION:
    Good Diet For Someone with Hypothyroid?
    I've had Hypothyroid since I was in third grade (crazy right?). And I've never really seen anyone for my diet, although I've researched that a lot of the food I enjoy is actually bad for me. Now, after 8 years I've become anemic and my energy has gone down, although I have been doing extensive exercise since third grade as well. And I do like to eat meat, and have a pretty balanced diet, so I guess it's just not right for me.
    Hypothyroid is genetic in my family from my mom's side.

    So can anyone help me? Tell me some good foods I should eat and the ones I shouldn't. I already know that soy is bad for me and that I should eat fish and salt. Please any tips would be nice.

    • ANSWER:
      hey im 16 and have hypo, just learned about it on sept 11th.
      bad foods
      cabbage, kale, broccoli, kohlrabi, mustard, lima beans, linseed, sweet potato, peanuts, soy products

      good foods. carrots, spinach, apricots, asparagus, olive oil, avocado, sunflower seeds, whole grain cereals, bananas, oily fish, pork, chicken breast and beef.
      i used to be vegetarian but i cant anymore soy is horrible for your thyroid and that was something i ate everyday for basically every meal so i'd cut that out of my diet if i was you.
      Hope this helps
      Cheers
      and hey maybe we could be friends on here? ha-ha

  40. QUESTION:
    best diet for hypothyroid??
    ive been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, along with very high antibodies... after 9 long months before being diagnosed, i put on almost 60lbs...... now my endocrinologist has started me on 50 mgs of levo thyroxine, im really pleased about finally getting the right treatment, but would really like to shift this weight, is there a good way for people with hypothyroidism to diet? 3 large meals of 5 small meals? im also a vegetarian...
    thanks for any advice

    • ANSWER:
      I would suggest the 5 small meals. It will keep you full throughout the day so you don't have the urge to snack. Trust me though, the mere fact that you have started treatment will make a huge difference in your weight loss. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism about 3 years ago after a struggle to lose weight for several years (I was only 13 at the time, but I was 5'1" and weighed around 150 pounds). Several weeks after I started taking the medication, I noticed a difference. Now I am 5'6" and 115 pounds, and I'm actually trying to gain a couple of pounds :P

      Best of luck!

  41. QUESTION:
    I have hypothyroid problem. I have started taking the electroxin tablets 100mg daily. What diet should i take.?

    • ANSWER:
      The diet is written in your prescription
      You are not remembering what the doctor said

  42. QUESTION:
    If someone is hypothyroid and taking thyroxine, should they be getting more or less iodine in their diet?
    Or it doesn't matter? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      It doesn't matter. Iodine deficiency is a cause of hypothyroidism in poor, landlocked countries, but people eating a modern diet in developed countries don't get iodine deficiency. Your hypothyroidism will have another cause (such as autoimmune disease).

  43. QUESTION:
    what is a good diet for someone with hypothyroid?

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    diet plan for hypothyroid... good plan?
    i have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, but unfortunately it took them 9 months to figure it out! in the meantime i went from 156lbs to 220lbs, im very happy to finally be on the right medication and started on my levothyroxine yesterday, the problem is i have a holiday in 5 weeks, and i really dont want to spend the whole time miserable because of my weight, so id like to get as much off as i can before i go, but i dont want to go on a silly unhealthy diet as my health is my focus right now, so i was thinking of having 4, 350 calorie meals a day which would be 1400 cals, and going on a 30min walk or 30 mins on the rebounder a day, along with lots of water, i am a vegetarian but will eat eggs and tuna if i have to! so my diet will be mainly, fruit/veg, cereal, milk, pasta/rice, eggs, tuna, water...
    NO bread, cheese, butter, sugar or any other bad carbs......
    is this diet a good idea and will i see results in 5 weeks?
    female, age 26, height-5'7 weight 220lbs

    • ANSWER:
      I can't tell you how much you'll lose because that is going to depend a lot on how your body is responding to your medication. I WILL tell you that you ARE going about this in a healthy way, which will make your body happy...and when your body is happy, it gladly begins to shed some of those unnecessary pounds :)

      When you go for a walk, up the intensity by taking your mp3 or CD player with you. Each time the song changes, change your speed to match the beat of the song. Take a pair of weights with you and "dance" with them instead of just swinging your arms; do things like bicep curls, pec flyes, mimic swimming motions, military presses, and anything that feels good. All that extra movement will not only improve your weight loss, but it will also help to tone your body. Make sure you do this outside, NOT on a treadmill: you will burn far more calories this way because the treadmill does some of the work for you.

      I am your height and weighed more than you, and I lost a lot of weight doing a lot of good exercise and just eating to fuel it. If you feel like doing something like that, you can always email me.

  45. QUESTION:
    Has anyone successfully lost weight with hypothyroid?
    I was diagnosed with hypothyroid about 5 months after I had my daughter (I have had it now for over 2 years. I am on 150 mcg of levoxyl. I weighed 140 before I had my daughter, and after I had her I dropped down to 143. But I have slowly gained weight and am up to 164 pounds. That's only 3 pounds less than when I had my daughter. I am wanting to put a stop to this NOW! I am only 5'3", but honestly the weight doesn't look grotesque on me....but I feel less attractive, less active, etc.

    How do you women lose weight while battling hypothyroid at the same time?

    Are there certain diets I can try that will help and what are the best food for naturally speeding the metabolism? (I want to help my thyroid!)

    I cannot do heavy exercising or run because I have extremely bad knees and back due to spine surgery.

    All the CONSTRUCTIVE criticism and advice is VERY MUCH asked for and welcomed! THANK YOU 100x!!!! =)

    PS- I want to lose 25 lbs. At least I wish! I would like to at least get back to 135-140 at the most! PLZ HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there! I have Hashimoto's Disease which causes an underactive thyroid. I am on Synthroid (levoxyl) as well. I just now finished losing 35 pounds. It took about 6 months - longer than it would take someone with a normal thyroid, but if you stick with a plan you will definitely succeed. I ate 1000-1200 calories a day, did weight training 3 times a week, and did 45 minutes of cardio at least 4 times a week. Have you tried swimming? I've heard that is good for people with joint problems. Good luck!

  46. QUESTION:
    Hypothyroid/hair loss and dieting?
    I found out I had hypothyroidism in August 2007. I am on 50 mcg of levothyroxine...I am trying to loose 15-20 lbs and just can't seem to do it. I have never had any weight problems till June of 2007. I am now 22 and I feel like I should be able to loose the weight with diet and exercise but it isn't happening. My doctor says my levels for my thyroid are fine. My hair is also continuing to fall out slowly and is very coarse. Which is also a problem that I have never had? Can anyone help or suggest anything that would help?

    • ANSWER:
      Aww I feel your pain, but am a tiny bit confused.

      I was severely hypothyroid, ie could not get off the couch.

      So anyway, my hair was fallin out and all the other lovely things that come with this, but now my levels are way better and I lost 80 lbs and got my hair back once my medicine kicked in.

      So all of your symptoms should have gotton better or gone away when your medicine started working? So you may want to get your bloodwork done again and look at those numbers some more, because it doesn't sound like it's working, or maybe it was a mess-up at the lab

      Let me know if you have any more questions or want to talk :)

  47. QUESTION:
    what kind of diet i need 2 b on with hypothyroid?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no special diets for hypothyroid, U need to be supervised by a MD , and be on your regularly prescribed medicines. Good Luck !!

  48. QUESTION:
    I am hypothyroid and cant seem to lose weight also i was put on birthcontrol yet dont know when to start HELP?
    I was diagnosed with hypothyroid on aug 08 after i miscarried. I have not been able to lose weight i went from 120 to 150. I am on levothyroxin 100mcg and my levels are at a controlled level. Does any one know any good diets I can try to see if i see any results. Also a couple of weeks ago i was prescribed birth control or-tho novum 1/35 yet don't know when to start taking them. I have not started my menstrual since nov 09 not pregnant. They where prescribed to regulate my menstrual but don't know when to start taking them. Can some one please help me?

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    Hypothyroid and weightloss?
    I am looking for ways to help increase my chances of losing some weight when i have PCO and Hypothyroid. Any ideas would be appreciated. I know about the low carb, high protein eating. Excercising 30 minutes (atleast a day). Would love some ideas for speeding up metabolism and some low carb recipes and stuff like that as well as if there are any diet pills or anything out there that can be taken with hypothyroid.

    • ANSWER:
      Are you on Metformin ER for the PCOS? Many times its the high insulin levels that can make weight loss difficult. I am both hypothyroid and have PCOS with insulin resistance. I got the thyrid stuff right, but I still couldn't lose weight. I found out it had to do with elevated insulin levels. Once on Metformin ER I was able to lose a little weight with diet and exercise.

      As far as diet, yes reduced carb is good. Also increase fiber. Fiber will make you feel fuller and get things passing through the digestive tract a little faster. Plus fiber helps with constipation, which many who are hypothyroid have.

      Below is a link for a diet and exercise thyroid forum.

  50. QUESTION:
    Hypothyroid or something else, second opinion time?
    Going to save you the lengthy story and list symptoms:

    - Frequent urination 8-10 times a day
    - Frequent bowel movements almost as often as I urinate, loose difficult to pass anyhow
    - Both feet swollen, pain not improved with elevation or compress difficulty standing for length of time or going from sitting too long to walking the bottom hurts like pins and needles.
    - Heavy period not improved with Monoessa pill to regulate
    - Fatigue
    - Dry mouth & often feels like I am dehydrated
    - Wounds do not seem to heal as quickly as in the past

    I am 30 years old, 5ft0, 244lbs. (I know we talked about the weight today), blood pressure normal, blood sugar normal, cholesterol normal, normal colonoscopy, normal ultrasound. The only thing that stood out was my thyroid was low and triglycerides slightly elevated. Doc diagnosed me with hypothyroid and starting medication tomorrow diet and exercise to get the triglycerides down.

    Is this a correct diagnosis even though it doesn't really explain why I went to him in the first place the annoyingly frequent bathroom problem. Should I seek a second opinion? Is there something we are overlooking?

    • ANSWER:
      Well I have hypothyroidism and I didn't have any of those symptoms. My symptoms were very overweight, always tired and not producing enough hormones for me to have a period. If it's the other one then the symptoms would be the complete opposite. I would suggest getting a second opinion because hypothyroidism has nothing to do with how much you urinate and practically everything else you described.


Low Thyroid Diet Plan

Most people who have a thyroid problem suffer from hypothyroidism and when you find the right diet it can be a great help to curing this problem. One of the major issues that is associated with a low thyroid is that you can gain weight and if it goes untreated then you may not know what is causing you to have this weight gain. If you get checked out and find that your levels are out of whack then you need to use diet and exercise to help regulate the issue. It is important that you use a mix of exercise along with a healthy diet because this will increase your success rate.

Get Free : Thyroid Health Remedies

You want to first avoid certain foods that are high in salt such as chips and salty crackers as well. Also if you take a lot of iron supplements this can create an issue with your thyroid so you want to avoid it if possible. It is best to stick with a low carb high protein diet because this will allow your body to lose fat while increasing your metabolism as well. You should add fruits and vegetables into your diet also and these will help your body to balance out your thyroid.

Find: Natural Thyroid Cures

Remember that if you have unexplained weight gain then you should go to the doctor to check and see if you may have a thyroid issue. It is very common to have a gain in weight when your thyroid is out of balance. Using a proper diet and exercise plan can improve your chances of having a healthy body.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I need to lose 100+ lbs. I have a low thyroid, insulin resistant; what would be the best diet plan for me?
    I am 37 and otherwise healthy. I cant afford Nutrisystem or such. I need simple plan to follow and advice. I cant prepare special meals so I need it to be adaptable for my family also.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't need Nutrisystem. What you need is a good routine of eating and exercise in order to lose the weight. I am presuming you are already taking thyroid meds. If you are, you should start a diet that involves eating little amounts of carbs and more protein. Your metabolism will be sluggish from your thyroid problem so you need to kick start it again so it starts burning calories at a faster rate so you must start doing exercise at least 4 times a week. Don't worry if you can only fit in 30 mins each day but you have to start somewhere. Speed walking, skipping, running, spinning classes etc. Make sure you do plenty of cardio and with your low fat, low carb diet you will start to see improvement quickly. Without doing this regularly, you will not get the results you want but a new outine will work.

  2. QUESTION:
    Which diet plan for someone with thyroid problems?
    I have been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism over a year ago and further diagnosed with Hashimoto's just a couple months ago... I have worked very hard on having a balanced diet and eating a lower calorie diet (varying between 1000 & 1300), yet my weight continued to climb... I have ended up gaining 25 pounds in just one year, partly due to stress I believe. I have even tried increasing the amount of aerobic and strength training I do in a day... well, as a result, I have gained 5 more pounds and now I'm up 30 pounds! Has anyone had success with meal plans actually working? Lean Cuisine, Smart Ones, Weight Watchers, Slim Fast, Jenny Craig, NutriSystem, etc?
    Hashimoto's isn't a diabetic condition.
    I am currently under the care of an endocronologist and on hormone replacement (Synthroid). I feel the healthiest I have been in quite a while! minus the weight problem...

    • ANSWER:
      Im 31 years old and I also have hypothyroid. I take 150 mg. I also have attend a weight watchers meeting every sunday since Jan. 11th. I have been up and down on the scale but I bounce right back on track. I have lost, as of last sunday, 18.8 lbs. Some people may think that that has taken a long time. But for me it is just right. One week I gained 3lbs the next I lost 3.8. Two weeks I stayed the same weight and one week I gained 1lb. But hey I lost 18.8 lbs! That's almost 20 lbs. Doing this means I can loose another 10-15lbs! I will be at a goal weight once .8lbs is goin. Hopefull that will happen this week. Once I hit a goal weight I have to stay like 2lbs of that for 6 weeks and then I'm a lifetime member. I only that to go in once a month to get weighted in. i really like it.

  3. QUESTION:
    Low sodium diet/exercise plan?
    I am 14 and for the past 5-6 months I've been excessively tired.
    I had a sleep study done and the reason why, was because I don't reach all stages of sleep.
    Yet I don't have sleep apnea.

    Along the way they noticed I had a bit of high blood pressure,even though I'm in my weight class, at 5ft 6in. in height.
    I have multiple lab draws per month, such as lipid panels, etc.etc. Testing everything, yet it all comes back as normal.
    My family has a history of high blood pressure such as my father who takes medication to control his. He also has some sort of problem with his thyroid.

    Today I went in for a EKG and some sort of scan where they put 10 stickers on your body and connect you to a machine.
    My EKG came back as perfect.
    I also had to meet a kidney doctor, who said he heard murmuring below my belly button, which he thinks could possibly be a narrowing tube to my kidneys, which could also cause high blood pressure.
    So I'm to have a ultra sound on my kidneys as well on the 24th.
    I'm also to drop off urine samples in the next two weeks because they found my body was throwing out protein.

    I've been put on a low sodium diet, I've been limited to 3000mg per day, and I should exercise/play 60min. a day.

    Any ideas on what to eat, how much to eat and how to keep track of the sodium I've consumed?
    Any ideas for easy exercises to do?
    I've never really been much of a sports lover, so... I'm not really sure how to exercise properly other then a brisk walk or jog.

    Help is much appreciated :D

    • ANSWER:
      Targetted weight loss is quite difficult, some peeple would declare impossible, however I melted away 3 inches from my waistline by following the guidance on the web portal in the box below. Give it a try, their information is very sensible!

  4. QUESTION:
    Simple budget diet plan ideas ?
    I was pregnant a couple of years ago that ended up in miscarriage. I am grateful for that because of the man I was supposed marry didn't work out. He was a jerk. Here is the issue. I had a rare case of hormonal issues from the pregnancy. I was 3 months pregnant with the all the "fun" stuff that comes with the pregnancy. Strangly the weight gain was a problem even after the miscarriage because of the HCG left in my system. It stayed for quite sometime after Doctor visits and tests. Finally it disipated. Thyroid test were done and that is fine. The rest of my body has been in great shape. I can't seem to get rid of the belly fat since. I've gone to a low carb diet which seem to help. Unless I torture myself with crunch excersizes and lots of it. I don't mind doing it and that will do the trick to flatten for me. It's just that I am a working woman that has little time and when I do, I just want to relax. When I stop doing the excersizes, the tummy will come back. Anyone have any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Buy an ab lounge. I have one and you don't have to do 500 for them to work. And you can use it while watching tv or whatever It's actually a good way to stretch your back out too. I have a back injury and normal crunches can hurt it. I really love my ab lounge.

  5. QUESTION:
    What are some natural ways to help with evening out a low thyroid problem?
    okay so a couple years ago i was diagnosed with a thyroid problem and was put on medication for it the symptoms improved and i lost a bunch of weight(I'm chubby) now however i am completely certain i need the dosage of my medication changed since all of my symptoms are back and i have gained all of the weight i had once lost back in a real short time frame and for no reason(no diet/exercise change) obviously i do plan on exercising more now but i don't have money to go to my doctor right now and don't have insurance so i am looking for natural ways/remedies to help with this problem so does anybody know any? I'm pretty depressed about this right now especially the weight thing so any suggestions are welcome
    Thanks for answering but I'm not asking about depression I'm asking for ways to help with a legitimate thyroid condition

    • ANSWER:
      I am afraid that I have no idea what a thyroid problem even is, but I am sorry to here that you are feeling down. Keep being happy, you deserve it.

  6. QUESTION:
    Should obese individuals be denied healthcare under reform unless enrolled in an exercise and diet program?
    So according to research..

    "Medical Problems - Less than 2 percent of all cases of obesity can be traced to a metabolic disorder, such as low thyroid function or hormonal imbalances."

    That means the 98% of the obese in this country have no excuses other then they eat more then they should and are too lazy to exercise to stay in shape. So, us as taxpayers are basically paying extra because these people refuse to take care of themselves. We will have to foot the bill when they are hospitalized because they decided to eat themselves into a heart attack, diabetes, or any other medical condition that arises from being grossly overweight.

    I find it hard to believe this 98% of obese citizens cannot find thirty minutes a day to do any form of cardiovascular exercise when they spend more then that most likely while overeating.

    So, my question is. Should the obese citizens of America be forced to enroll themselves in an exercise and diet plan in order to be covered under the benefits of this new health care reform? The cost of this exercising and dieting plan will be much, much less then the costs pertaining to hospital visits and surgery because of obesity related illness.

    As someone who takes care of himself and watches what he eats, I find it absurd that I will have to pay my hard earned money to fund the medical costs of extremely high risk individuals who refuse to change their destructive behavior.

    Would you want to pay the medical bills of someone who knowingly shoots themselves? There is very little difference between these individuals, except the obese of our nation cost much more over the course of a lifetime due to multiple, if not dozens, of hospital visits because of their poor health and habits.

    I believe by making them enroll in some type of exercise program, not only would their quality of life improve, many of the potentially life threatening results of obesity would be prevented.
    Here is another possible way to do it as well..

    Instead of forcing them, the health insurance companies could give them an option. Either you pay more because you are more of a health risk, OR, you enroll in our exercise and diet program to receive a discount as long as you are continuing with it.

    This would allow the lazy face stuffer to stay lazy, just they would have to pay more for being more of a risk. On the other hand we could be giving incentives to those who want to pay a less by making themselves less of liability, as well as improving their life tremendously.

    • ANSWER:
      This would probably create more problems than it would solve.

      If you are going to penalise obese people perhaps smokers and drinkers should be penalised as well.

      Perhaps anorexic people should be penalised as well.

      People who have accidents through their own fault should perhaps be penalised as well.

  7. QUESTION:
    Help!? What is the best diet plan? Not a fad diet a healthy way to loose around 150 lbs?
    I'm a female . 22 yrs old 300 lbs 5'7. I have been overweight my whole life and i'm sick of it I thought i had thyroid issues but it turned out i didn't.. so its just me. i need to boost my metabolism and loose this weight. I don't want to do a fad diet and every web site is saying different things. Some suggest a very low to 0 carb intake. Some suggest veggies ,nuts , and fruit only. I don't know what i should do or how long i should work out for. I do not have the money to hire a dietitian or anything like that. Any suggestions? ---Please no rude comments :) Thank you for your time =D

    • ANSWER:
      You're going to have to do a lot of exercise. You should definitely not exercise for less than an hour a day. Maybe have a day a week as a rest day from exercise. A good rule of thumb is when you're going to eat a meal, fill at least half of your plate with vegetables and fruit with a small portion of carbs and protein. For example, some stir fry with a few pieces of protein and some brown rice on the side. Try to only eat about 4 serving of grains. 2-3 servings lowfat dairy(glass of skim milk). 1-2 servings nuts(1 tbsp or 2) or legumes(1/4-1/2 cup cooked). 1 serving protein(deck of cards). 1-2 tbsp oil. Then eat as many fruits and vegetables as you possibly can(about 10 servings; main course=veggies/fruit). The main thing to lose weight is to burn more calories than you are taking in. I've given you the general proportions of food you should be eating in general, but these can be worth the amount of calories someone who's not trying to lose weight is eating(about a 2000 calories per day). Try to aim for 1300-1600 calories per day. There are a lot of good websites to help you lose weight and look up calories like nutritiondata.com

  8. QUESTION:
    Can anyone suggest a good website for a diet menu plan?
    I'm fighting with my weight. My husband is supporting me by dieting with me (he doesn't need it). 3 weeks ago we tried this: no sugar, no salt, no red meat, no caffeine, low carbs and exercise twice a day. I do 15-20 minutes on the eliptical each time, my heart rate is elevated to over 140 each time. I've been eating a slice of toast with no sugar/no salt peanut butter and a small glass of pure orange juice when I wake up, then I exercise. Then I eat a bowl of Cheerios with Skim milk and a banana. Then later I'll eat a small portion lunch such as a whole wheat sandwich with no fat turkey breast with a tsp cottage cheese, romaine lettuce and Mrs. Dash with a small salad with very little dressing (balsamic vinagrette). Then supper we'll have either fish or chicken breast cooked with little to no oil, Mrs. Dash, white rice (I add a tbsp of low sodium salsa for some flavour) and veggies such as broccoli/cauliflower/ carrots/spinach. Then I will have a 100 calorie serving of Danone yogurt. I'll snack on vegetables or an orange. It's not hard to eat like this, I am getting used to it. Smaller portions and eating more than once or twice a day (like 4 tiny meals).

    I am 36 years old and weighed 309 when I started. I lost 5 lbs in the first week and nothing since. I'm obviously doing something wrong because this should have worked. Maybe my body is at a stand still and will catch up but it is really frustrating. He's dropped like 12 pounds or so.

    I've been to the doctor recently and had blood work done. My thyroid is fine and my cholesterol is fine. I am perfectly healthy, they tell me.

    Any suggestions on some dietary plans that WORK? I am looking for soemthing that is "normal". (No weird ingredients, I live in a small town and can't find things like goat cheese, etc)

    Any help would be great, thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Honestly from the sounds of it you probably are not eating enough.
      You need to figure out what your metabolic rate is (how many calories you burn a day just for your body to sustain its self.)
      This is a good formula to do that,
      your weight (in lbs) x 4.3
      add 655
      plus your height (in inches) x 4.7
      minus your age x 4.7

      Once you have that number, you want to subtract 500-7000 from that number, but no more than that or else your body will go into starvation mode.
      Remember that 1lb is equal to 3500 calories, so if you are deficient by 500 calories every day, plus you burn 500 working out then you will lose about 2 lbs a week, which is the safest amount to lose.
      When I first started dieting, sparkpeople.com was a super website that I used, its basically like a myspace or facebook for dieters, they build you a meal plan based on your likes and dislikes, suggest workouts, and have discussion groups for support.

      ps. dieting with a guy is the most frustrating thing in the entire world, I make my boyfriend diet with me and he always loses weight without much effort. Dont let it get to you, it has to do with hormones.
      Good luck!!

  9. QUESTION:
    How can I diet if I'm taking eltroxin 50mg?
    I'm also preparing for pregnancy in the next few months. I have had 2 miscarriages and tests have revealed I have a low metabolism due to underactive thyroid, therefore I am taking levothyroxine, eltroxin 50mg. I am over weight by about 2-3 stone so I really need to diet but do not want to damage my metabolism or crash diet due to planning a pregnancy. Help!! I have started walking every day for up to an hour but I am not losing weight at the moment.

    • ANSWER:
      You probably need to exercise much more vigorously and possibly for longer as well. It is possible to exercise right up to the late stages of pregnancy. My body pump trainer carried on well into her pregnancy and returned soon after the birth lookingsveltet.

  10. QUESTION:
    3 months to get in shape, need someone to point in the right direction?
    Hello.

    I'm a male, 21 old, 187 cm, 96kg and need to get in shape in three months. I did a fair bit of running before the school year began, but it was 10 km in an hour every other say, so nothing really impressive. As it turns out I have a raging thyroid, with TSH levels at 0,0018 ul/ml and a suspected case of diabetes to boot, so no matter how hard I try, one day I can barely shuffle my feet for a kilometer before sharing the contents of my stomach with mother nature, the other I'm much better.

    This kind of inconsistency has insofar ruined most training plans, as low sugar levels (or whatever it may be) really makes all training pretty pointless at scheduled hours.

    What I need is a sort of a flexible training and diet plan. I'm regrettably not paying much attention to my diet at the present. I eat when I'm hungry and that can mean eating a whole loaf of bread for dinner. And I haven't been doing any training for the past 4 months save for 200 push-ups daily.

    I'm not planning to take part in a bodybuilding contest or anything like that, instead I need endurance mostly and strength second - flexibility would be required as well, mostly because I'm as flexible as a boulder. I'll be participating in a combat 56 course among other things, a polish-born military-oriented martial art. But I can expect all the other beasting you'd get in any armed forces.. except the French.

    The important thing is that it won't cost me an arm and a leg to get this program done. I have access to a pretty basic gym, but I wouldn't rely on that if possible.

    I'm currently getting an appointment with a doc to see how screwed up my thyroid/other stuff is, so I can't share any real info just yet.

    If you need any details, ask. Thanks in advance.
    Got a load of replies all spamvertising everything from magickal colon-cleansing pills to getting myself infected with a parasite. And of course the sit on your damned arse all day and lose weight diet. Christ.

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  11. QUESTION:
    Will I lose weight if I follow this plan?
    I am a 27 year old man and I weight 260 pounds. (Some muscle but mostly fat.)
    I have been literally overweight my entire life. I have had eating problems when I was younger, but I eat a more balanced diet now. The problem has been that I haven't eaten enough. My doctor told me I was essentially putting my body in "starvation mode" because I don't eat often. I have never been good about eating breakfast, and often only eat one meal a day. I have studied nutrition and fitness and I want to implement what I have learned and finally change my lifestyle permanently.
    I'm sick of being trapped in this body, sick of being overweight. No one makes fun of me, but I've always been my own worst enemy if you know what I mean.

    (I have Rheumatoid Arthritis so I have to try and keep things low impact and easy on the joints.)

    Exercise plan starting out: Walking 4-4.5mph for an hour 6 days a week, Light weight lifting 2-3x week (free weights at first and later gym equipment.) Mainly concentrating on increasing upper body strength and alternating muscle groups. Muscle burns calories right?

    Getting plenty of sleep is important and something I need to work on.

    Diet: I have been eating an average of 2000 calories a day sometimes less sometimes more. Mostly frozen pre prepared stuff. :/

    I plan on increasing the calorie count to 3,000 calories a day and making my meals on a regular schedule. 4 small meals and a couple of snacks. Small portions and eating more often should speed up my metabolism I think. I want to include lots of high fiber veggies which is the hardest part for me. I get plenty of fruit, but will continue to eat as much raw veggies as I can.
    I have already started drinking nothing but water and juice with juice being 100% and only very sparingly.

    One question in particular would be if the "V8 V-fusions" are healthy? I like these and they are supposed to provide a full serving of fruits and a full serving of vegetables. Is there any downside as long as I don't over do it on that juice?

    I have had hypothyroidism before but I have recently got that corrected and now my thyroid hormones are perfect according to the tests.

    Any specific tips for getting out of the "starvation mode"? Is there anything wrong with my plan so far? My goal is just to overall be healthier and happier, but also I want to lose at least 60 pounds (I would be ecstatic with losing even 30.) and figure it will take at least a year. Is this correct? I don't expect results overnight. Thanks for any input or advice!

    It's going to be a lot of work, but I have the free time now, and I am excited to get this done!
    Forgot to say I'm 5'11."

    • ANSWER:
      Changing diets can be SUPER STRESSFUL, in my opinion. Yes, as you said, it will be hard in the beginning, but get into a lifestyle that you can live with that you don't have to think about every second of every day. That can make you resort back to old eating habits. I'm in your same boat, only I'm on the track to gain weight. The exercise you mentioned sounds good and dandy, but you might, just might, get sick and tired of doing that same thing over and over again. I would suggest mixing things up a bit, dancing, rollerskating, cycling, etc. Also, if you're looking for a straightforward plan to eating without have to stress about buying the right food and whatnot, just eat all foods natural and whole...which means, if it comes in a box, it's probably not going to be the best option. Also, try making your own breads the old way (yeast and ferment overnight instead of instant), as a homemade wheat bread will greatly contribute to your diet. Having things like this will set your appetite straight, whereas those empty calorie junk foods and supposed packaged "health foods" were leaving you craving sugars, sodium, etc. If you're looking for juice, juice the fruits and veggies yourself. Grab up one of those nifty juicer machines, grind in tons of vegetables, and I find that apples/grapes/carrots sweeten it up a bit so all the veggies don't taste extreme (I would also suggest eating kale this way, an extremely healthful food that your body needs).
      As for getting out of starvation mode, the simple grazing technique should do the trick. Don't give up treats though. Treats like: red wine, organic coffee, dark chocolate, etc. still pack plenty of healthful benefits while still giving a sense of pleasure.
      All in all, turn this into a lifestyle that you can live with and not stress about. It seems like you have the motivation and drive and I say, strive on!

  12. QUESTION:
    I have a healthy thyroid but the pound wont come off. What am I doing wrong?
    Hey guys like most people in the U.S. I've always struggled with my weight. As child I was pump with massive amounts of Asthma and Bronchial medication that had a lot of hormones and Steroids that always keep-ed me at a much larger size that the children around me. When I reached my teenage years I became anorexic and it was the only time my body lost a lot weight (50 lbs in two months), but my body was never the same. But once again I ballooned out until I did the Atkins diet (the right way) and lost a lot weight. Again I just ballooned back up.

    In 2006 I got sick of being so big ( I'm 5'8" and 280lbs) and did it all over again, but this time I did the slow and steady. Doing the life changing effort of eating right, exercising, food portioning, lots of water, the work, but yet once I lost about 50 pounds it's been an uphill battle since then. Since then my body has been bouncing between 210 and 230 and it's not getting any better. I went to the doctor an got my thyroid check and it turns out that it was normal. At this point I don't know what else to do.

    I done the eat to small meals all day and I gained more weight. I've varied my work out plan, and i exercises 5 times a week for 1-2 hours a day ( mainly long endurance power walks, and small lifting) I can't run.. i really hurts my damage knees :-( . I've done the "fiber 35 diet", the "Atkins Diet" the "Blood Type diet", and the "2 Day Diet Pills" nothing.

    I'm not sure what else to do. So far the only thing that I've been able to do to keep my weight in check is weight my self every day. Literally. I have a steady sleeping schedule, no high blood pressure, no high cholesterol, and been trying to keep my life as low stress as possible. I'm open to suggesting because at this point the doctors just keep telling me that I'm healthy just over weight. Wow thanks for the news flash doc... thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Even though lab tests show thyroid as normal, you may have thyroid problems. I'd suggest you do the Barnes basal temperature test. My lab test always come up "normal" even though I had severe hypothyroid symptoms.

      I've been doing Atkins for 6 years. I lost 50# quickly & then was stuck for years, when I started thyroid treatment with Armour, I started losing 30# year without trying. I had given up on losing weight & my carb levels were low enough to keep me from gaining weight but I couldn't imagine losing weight on such high levels, but I did.

      I highly recommend Atkins for the health benefits alone, losing weight is just a nice side bonus. It's the only way I know to keep my appetite under control. I am disabled & can barely move. I don't mind not losing weight, I just couldn't deal with gaining weight.

      The Barnes basal temperature test is a simple, do-it-yourself test that you can do at home. It is accurate and requires nothing more than an oral thermometer. Here’s what you do:

      At bedtime shake down a mercury thermometer to 94 degrees Fahrenheit and place it on the nightstand, within easy reach. Do not use a digital thermometer for taking your temperature because they are not as accurate. When you wake up in the morning, make sure you stay in bed quietly and take the thermometer and place it securely under your armpit. (The most accurate way of checking the body's metabolic rate is with the axillary (meaning under the arm) temperature.) Hold it in place for 10 minutes and then write down what the thermometer reads. During the 10 minutes you're waiting, take your pulse for one full minute and record what this result is also.

      Do this exact procedure each morning for several weeks. Make sure you do not get up to go to the bathroom or anything else. It must be done before you have any activity. You must be in bed for a minimum of two hours before reading your temperature and the reading will not be accurate if you move around or get up. Do not use an electric blanket or other electrical devices in your bed. Do not sleep on a waterbed to perform this test. A waterbed will elevate your temperature artificially.

      It has also been found that a woman’s body temperature varies with the different phases of her menstrual cycle. The second and third days of her menstrual cycle are when the most accurate/reliable temperature can be found. Therefore, it is recommended that you make note on your records with red pen on the days you were menstruating and make sure you perform your test during this week.

      If your basal temperature consistently runs below 97.8 or your pulse runs below 65, you may have hypothyroidism. Take your results to a competent health care provider who is knowledgeable with the Barnes basal technique and discuss your findings and treatment options with them. Once again, this won't be your typical general practitioner. You'll need to look for a doctor of environmental medicine, a doctor of orthomolecular medicine or a naturopathic doctor at the American Holistic Medical Association, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, American Holistic Health Association or www.orthomolecular.org.

      Hypothyroidism treatment with a natural thyroid preparation, available only from your physician, rather than a synthetic drug is the best treatment for most people with hypothyroidism

  13. QUESTION:
    Help with NHS - have many thyroid problem symptoms, but GP refuses to do anything.?
    I'm fairly new to the NHS and having grown up in the US, I'm not used to such a rushed attitude at the doctor's office, and don't feel like my concerns are being addressed. I was hoping someone familiar with the NHS could help me - am I really fine or is my doctor just not taking the time to run tests? I have many symptoms of a thyroid problem.

    I'm 28, haven't had a period in about a year. For the 6 months before that, I probably only had 2-3 periods. I've been on birth control pills since I was 16 due to heavy periods. My periods have always been regular and have been manageable, but still heavy, since taking the pill. I started on a new pill prescribed by my GP 3 years ago, and have been seeing symptoms in the past year. Initially, I was only missing periods, and my GP said this was only due to taking the pill. I feel like it can't be normal for a 28-year-old who has been on the pill for 12 years to suddenly stop having periods completely. I did, actually, have one period about 5 months ago, and it was very, very heavy - heavier than any period I've had since I started the pill. Once other symptoms started developing, I returned to the GP and I felt like I was being treated like a hypochondriac, which I don't think I am. He ran a test that showed I had low oestrogen levels, but said that was normal and I could still have children. I told him I don't even want children, my main concern is my health, and he said not to worry. My symptoms have only gotten worse and I barely feel up to leaving my house lately due to fatigue.

    My skin has been terrible, although I've always had a flawless complexion. This is despite taking better care of it than I ever have. I also drink water all day, probably 3 litres, I wash my face twice a day, rarely wear makeup (a few hours a week at the most) and I don't eat greasy food. My hair is falling out (not in large chunks), but I notice that much more is falling out than normal and it's thinner than usual. My house is covered in my hair! I eat a very healthy diet, work out regularly, but I cannot lose weight. It doesn't matter if I work out everyday and eat 1000 calories a day, or stay sitting all day and eating fried foods - I'm always 148-155lbs. My weight doesn't really concern me, as I live very healthy and am slim, but not losing or gaining weight seems strange. I have severe constipation despite seeing a nutritionist who helped me on a meal plan to eliminate hard to digest foods. I also drink a fluid from the pharmacist that helps a bit, but it's still concerning that I have 1 bowel movement a week.

    I also sweat uncontrollably. I've always sweated more than normal, and antiperspirant has never really worked. In the past year, it's become terrible and quite embarrassing. I can walk outside in the middle of December when it's cold and I'm wearing what most would consider a light coat, and I sweat all over my body, with armpit sweat stains and beads of sweat on my face. I'm not overweight, have a healthy BMI and am very muscular. I'm also always tired and get very tired and short of breath easily, despite not being a smoker, working out regularly, and considering myself a very healthy person. I also feel like my heartbeat is very fast, even though I'm sitting.

    I've been forgetful, scatterbrained, can't concentrate, feel depressed, cry over anything and everything, have zero sex drive (has changed dramatically in past year), have very sensitive eyes (to light), headaches, get dizzy, feel light-headed and need to sit down if I stand in place too long, and I have to force myself to eat, otherwise I won't eat the entire day due to having no appetite.

    When I researched these symptoms, I found it all pointed to a thyroid problem, and it said my neck may feel swollen, which I think it does, but I don't remember what it felt like before.

    What can I do? Am I overreacting and can these symptoms can be caused by something else, or does the NHS regularly ignore issues if they aren't life-threatening? I'm afraid that going back to my GP will make it look like I'm a hypochondriac, which I'm not (I don't think!). I generally avoid going to the doctor if I'm sick, except if it's something serious, like when I had a parasite after travelling and was terribly ill.

    Thank you for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      Even on the NHS, you can fire your doctor, and see a different, more competent one. Firing isn't what they call it though, you have to invoke your right to "choice" of something.

      And you need to do this. This is absolutely NOT ok for a 28 year old woman to not have a period on birth control. Birth control forces you to have a period. And it is absolutely NOT ok for your doctor to ignore all of your symptoms, and leave you in bad health. It is his JOB to help you with this.

      When you see a new doctor, do not leave the office without orders for AT LEAST TSH, Free T3, and Free T4 tests. These are the tests that you need when you suspect a thyroid problem. Do not let the doctor get away with running just TSH. That doesn't tell you anything. You need these tests, because you really do sound like you have a severe case of hypothyroidism. I know all about your own hair covering your house, and all of the other symptoms that you describe. The lack of periods is most disturbing, and isn't exactly a symptom though. Extremely heavy periods are a symptom, like the one you describe from 5 months ago. But they would normally be extremely frequent too. But maybe your birth control holds the answer to that.

      If the TSH, Free T3, and Free T4 show that you are hypothyroid, the next step is to find out why you are hypothyroid. The most common reason is Hashimoto's disease. You need another test to diagnose Hashimoto's, TPO. If that test is positive, you have your answer.

  14. QUESTION:
    Why has my doctor not given me a treatment plan for my newly diagnosed Hashimoto's Disease?
    In mid may I was finally given a diagnosis after 5 years of tests. I was sent to an endocrinologist and with just one look at my thyroid, she diagnosed me with Hashimoto's Disease. I proceeded to ask her about treatment and she said that it is a disease to live easily with without treatment, but her action plan may change after running more tests. She then ordered a Pituitary test, which took a month to get the results from. The Cortisol levels came back low, so she ordered a Corti Stim test, which, after two days, I got the results in the mail. I didn't receive a call, though, to discuss the results, so I assume that her opinion about treatment hasn't changed. I also discussed my weight with her since she specializes in metabolism as well. I told her my diet and exercise routine, and she said that an increase in Protein consumption, especially in the morning, would get it going. It's been about a month and a half of this, and I have actually gained 5 pounds instead of finally losing.

    Should I seek the help of another doctor? Should I maybe seek out a nutritionist instead who specializes in people with Hashimoto's (if such a thing exists)? Everything I read suggests a treatment plan is needed. I am just ready to begin feeling normal again.

    • ANSWER:
      I diagnosed my mother with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (autoimmune hypothyroidism). Doctor said nothing was wrong~! doctors~! but i knew what tests to push. Antibodies (which attack the thyroid and make it more sluggish and inflammed in hypothyroidism) were sky high. Thankfully, i was reading a book called Your Thyroid Problems Solved by Dr Sandra Cabot (famous Australian naturopath), and she had a patient that had Hashimoto's Thyroiditis with antibodies at 1600. With 100mcg of selinium, 10mg zinc, 150mcg iodine daily (although the patient ate seaweed stuff ugh lol), gluten free (no gluten in the diet is shown to halt antibodies) and dairy free diet, oily fish beans, nuts, seeds and tahini paste, raw juices daily like carrot, beetroot, oranges, lemons, limes cucumber and capsicum and a bowel and liver detox, after 4 months the patients antibodies were down to 400! Patient decided to try natural desiccated thyroid supplement as well after this and the antibodies went down to 150 and all her symptoms disappeared.

      Well, i looked into selenium which is a very good antioxidant and necessary for T4 (thyroid storage hormone) to T3 (active thyroid hormone) conversion and found 2 brazil nuts is 100mcg of selenium so i'm trialing 2 brazil nuts a day for a few months first along with a good multi vitamin with zinc and iodine. Trials showed selinium alone lowered antibodies in a few months. I would recommend two books to read. Your Thyroid Problems Solved by Sandra Cabot and Stop the Thyroid Madness by Jane. A. Bowthorpe.

  15. QUESTION:
    Does anybody have hypothyroidism? or know enough about it? PLEASE read if you do :( ?
    Sorry this is alot to read but i really would like somebody who knows about this to help me :(

    I am almost positive i have it, but i think my doctor is just blowing it off as high blood pressure. Because symptoms of high blood pressure can mimic a few of hypothyroidism, the only thing is that High blood pressure is also a symptom of hypothyroidism..

    But i have alot more symptoms of hypothyroidism. Including feeling weak, sore, tired, confused, very dry skin. I could probably go on but it is really getting worse. When my daughter is in daycare i come home and sleep literally all day i need an alarm to wake me up. I have to drink like 3-4 cans of diet coke a day so i can be awake and able to take care of my daughter. I do feel fine sometimes but the majority i feel like crap. And I feel like if i didnt set an alarm i wouldnt wake up, it sucks because i go back to school on monday and i know it is going to be extremely hard with how bad i feel. I never felt like this until i was pregnant and after i had my daughter but it has been 3 months since she was born :(

    My moms boyfriend is a pediatrition and thinks my doctor is being an idiot and is trying to help me out, i am just trying to get all my test results from the doctor so he can see them. My doctor told me that one of my tests showed i had low thyroid levels and he said it was fine.. obviously it isnt. I am on high blood pressure medication which IS making my blood pressure go down, because it gets water out of my bloodstream to make the pressure go down, it is still above the normal blood pressure though, it probably averages about 125/185 which isnt bad but not as low as it should be. but i still feel like crap! i am going crazy i really wish somebody could help me figure out what to do to make myself feel better. I have already asked a few questions about this and got some answers that pretty much assured me this really is the problem i am dealing with.

    I just want to know what i can do to feel better in the meantime? Especially with starting school on monday. And i plan on seeing another doctor but i just dont have time right now i dont know what to do

    I dont expect to get alot of answers i am just hoping somebody will be able to help me out a little bit? i probably sound pathetic but i feel awful.

    Not to mention i am a pretty young mom so it is hard enough as it is, i do not need another thing like this added on top of it . I want to be healthy for my daughter, and for myself i just dont know what to do :(

    • ANSWER:
      If you have an under active thyroid, there is nothing you can do to feel better until you are diagnosed and being treated. That silly little gland helps regulate just about every system in your body, and the only treatment for hypothyroidism is replacement hormones. You should try to get daily exercise to help keep your metabolism from taking a complete nosedive, and make sure you're not dehydrated, which can cause/worsen those symptoms as well.

  16. QUESTION:
    I think I have hypothyroidism but doctor will NOT listen?
    I am overweight, I have a hoarse voice (not always but more hoarse than when I was younger), I cannot sleep well, I have irregular periods, I get sleepy after I eat, I suffer from insomnia (even though i feel sleepy i absolutely cannot sleep! been awake once for 72 hours from this condition!), NUMEROUS other symptoms.

    Went to see my doctor and told him my concerns. He did bloodwork but before even doing that he says "I don't think it's your thyroid. I think you need to diet." I was absolutely horrified. I know I am over weight so suddenly you think I over eat, but I am telling you I DO NOT over eat. I sometimes am naughty and MAY eat a piece of Pizza; however, I also suffer from Crohn's Disease, so greasy foods makes me feel awful, so i avoid it all. I eat extremely healthy foods, drink water, no sugars, no breads, no greasy friend foods, no deserts, etc.

    The blood work showed my Triglycerides (spelling?) to be TRIPLE the normal range as well as the other levels being a little more than double. He put me on two cholesterol pills and they have done nothing to lower the levels. He still refuses to listen to me about the thyroid issue. The blood work stated my thyroid was fine; however, these two medications did not help lower my cholesterol either.

    He then prescribes me an anti-depressant and writes out a diet plan for me for me to eat under 1325 calories per day....my diet is already UNDER 1100 calories per day!

    What do i do??? He doesn't want to listen, he doesn't want to refer me to a specialist and i'm frustrated. I've been dealing with this for over 15 years now and i've been trying to get someone to listen to me for over 8 years. and seriously hounding them for the past 2.

    Please someone give me advice....

    can he not prescribe a thyroid medication to see if it works??? or is that not safe???? i'm not a doctor so i don't know obviously but when i asked him he said "I don't think it's your thyroid." again!
    ADDED:

    Don't know if this matters or not, but in case it does, i'm 5'5" and I'm approximately 200 pounds, so that makes me according to the charts approx 50 pounds over weight or so. I have been strict with food and calories since i was 15. I was always super thin as a kid, hit 15 and puberty and suddenly started gaining and couldn't control it even with diet and exercise, i've always been VERY active.

    • ANSWER:
      Is this a primary care physician or a general doctor that is telling you this or an endocrinologist?

      I've had a number of medical problems over the years, and I've had problems with my PCP getting things done. I found out I have hypothyroidism after demanding a test. I'm seeing an endocrinologist now and I feel so much better on the medication he has me on. I'm on 75 mcg of Synthroid.

      If your thyroid is functioning normal and he prescribes medication, it can cause you to go into hyperthyroidism and it would cause its own load of problems. If you can get into an endocrinologist, they can do a blood test that will give more accurate information than just a generalised blood test. Your endocrinologist can also work with your GI doctor or the doctor who cares for your Crohn's to better coordinate your care. As a warning though, I've been on my Synthroid for about a year. I've stopped gaining weight, but I also haven't lost much weight. I have a little bit of insomnia, but I don't feel as weak as I did before I started the medicine. My hair and nails are in better shape, and my energy has sky rocketed. My blood test is coming back as normal, so it's good enough for my doctor.

      Regardless of what your doctor does, I'm concerned about how he just blows you off the way he does. Having open lines of communication with your physician is vital for your overall health. If your doctor keeps focusing on your weight instead of addressing your issues genuinely and with professionalism, then I think you should get a new doctor. If you want to stick with him, I'd keep bringing it up until he does the test on you.

  17. QUESTION:
    Can I lose 40-50 pounds in 6 months on this diet?
    Ok so I'm going on a cross country road trip in the end of june and I want to lose 40-50 pounds that I gained from a thyroid condition that I have had for two years now.( I take meds for it and it's undercontrol now.) Anyways I wanted to know if this is an alright plan that will get me to my goal....

    Breakfast : I always have a protein fruit smoothie that I make at home.( usually two or three different kinds of frozen fruit in it, whey protein powder, and skim milk.)

    Lunch: A salad with chicken or turkey and fat free dressing and a piece of fruit.

    Snack: low fat yogurt

    Dinner: A frozen dinner with under 300 cals and less then 10 grams of fat. (please don't give me crap about the sodium, because it's ok if it's once a day. There is 500-600 mg of sodium in my dinners and you can have 2000mg's a day so I'll still be under by half .)

    64 oz of water a day

    Exercise: 30 mins a day on my eliptical trainer. Also I have a job where I'm constantly walking and moving. I walk around on my school campus 2 days a week. I probably only sit for about 3 hours a day when I'm awake.

    Thanks!!!
    oh yea I have a salad or veggie with my dinner too.
    I take a multivitman everyday. The meds that I take actually will help weight loss because the correct my thyroid level which helps my metabolism.

    • ANSWER:
      sounds good but make sure you change it sometimes and allow yourself the odd treat if you get bored or deprive yourself to much your less likely to stick to it,also add lots of fruit and maybe take a supplement so your not missing any vits.swimming is great it you swin fast enough to get out of breath.i lost 3lbs a week swimming 3 to 4 times a week,walking and watching what i eat.include fibre too it helps to take fat out of the body and lots of water as it helps to reduce flabby bits!but treating myself sometimes was the only reason i could keep it up!good luck

  18. QUESTION:
    How do i loose more wight!!! help please!!?
    I am 115 pounds, and 5'2. I feel blouted, i am 16, i look in the mirror and see myself as a lil chubby, like i want to loose wieght in my lower area. Hips stomach. I have been doing sit ups every night sin christmas of 2010. (cronches, sit ups and push ups. recently i have been drinking more watter, like 4 cups and i feel a little less blouted. But i am a size 5 in jeans and i would like to be a three. Most my fat is on my hips.

    I am trying to eat helthy, but i always geive in. (i have recently quite smoking weed) and when i was high it was easier to have will power. I never did it alot in the first place, but whatever. I have Hypo thyroid, and am on .5 medication. I am at 2.5 for my levels. I have felt tired latley. I have been havuing green tea everymoring with a lil slice of lemon.
    i swiom everyday, like front stroke, 20 laps ( this has been going on for a week. I alwasy binge at the end of the wek and cant stop myself!!!! should i have a calorie limit? what would it be? I need some good exsersizes and healthy food to boost metabolism for greater re4asults. I want to be fit, and healthy, i look pretty plump right now. I do wights aswell, (5 plds each arm) i do 7 exersizes with thoose, reps of three, and have bein doing that for a month. i havent noticed anythin. I wanna be more lean before school starts!! Any suggestions? Like i diet plan or weekly workout?? anything??

    • ANSWER:
      1. Walking – If the weather is nice, it’s wonderful to get outside and enjoy the scenery around you while you exercise. However, if the weather has other ideas, you can just as easily get an effective walking workout at home. If you have a flight of stairs, go up and down them a few times. (You could even grab a load of laundry as you’re going that way anyway!) This will help to tone up your legs, while getting some low impact aerobic exercise as well. If you don’t have any stairs available, just walk around the house a few times – it may not be very exciting, but it will do the job!
      How Many Calories Burned Walking 3.0 mph

      2. Jumping Jacks – These are always fun, as they bring back memories of being a kid! Who hasn’t done jumping jacks for fun as a child? Well, surprise – they are also great cardio exercises, and good for warming up, too.

      3. Pushups – These are probably not the most favorite exercise of many people, but while they can be hard to do, you can find easier ways to do them. You don’t need to pretend you’re “Rocky”, and do them with one hand; just do what works for you. Do them on your knees, instead of keeping your legs straight. Or, do them standing up against a wall. You will be building up arm strength and working out muscles in your chest area.

      4. Leg Lifts – These are great for building up strength and muscles in your legs. If you find it hard to do the exercises with your legs straight, try bending them slightly.

      5. Crunches – The best exercise for building up and strengthening abdominal muscles. When you’re just getting started, don’t worry about getting your head all the way up. So long as you’re going up until you feel the stretching of the muscles, you will see some benefit.

      6. Jogging In Place – Jogging is a great exercise for your heart. You can jog in place at home while watching TV or listening to music. The only equipment you will require is a good pair of shoes, to eliminate any stress to your legs.

      7. Squats – These are wonderful exercises for your legs and buttocks. You can even just try these by sitting and standing up again from a regular chair, if you’re finding them to be too difficult. As long as you’re able to do a few repetitions, you will be providing some benefit to your body.

      8. Light Weight Lifting – No, you don’t need to go out and buy expensive weights for this! Just use whatever you can find in your house. Start out with something lighter, such as a can of peas, and work yourself up to heavier items. You can use milk jugs, laundry detergent bottles or even water jugs.

      9. Dancing – Dancing is a wonderful exercise, which is great for your heart. Not only that, but it can lift your spirits as well, and give your overall feeling a boost.

      10. Step Exercises – Using the steps in your home, you can do repetitions which will tone your leg muscles. (Just remember to be careful!)

  19. QUESTION:
    Confused about if Im pregnant or not?
    Ok I haven't had a regular period since 12-25-2008. Ive always had a normal cycle ever since I was 12. Im 26 now. I am not on any prescriptions or drugs, I don't smoke and rarely drink, and I haven't changed anything in my diet or exercise. In January around the time I would've gotten my period, I got light pink spotting for 3 days and that's it. Ive never had just spotting. Ive always had a medium flow for 3 days. I didn't get a period in February, but got light pink spotting for just one day yesterday. Ive taken numerous pregnancy test=ALL NEGATIVE. I went to the doc and still had a negative response. I've had cramps that feel like period cramps, but no regular period flow comes. I know the only way to find out for sure is a blood test or ultrasound but I have no insurance since I got layed off work, like the rest of the country. Family Planning places don't do blood tests or ultrasounds, Ive checked. So One of my questions is, shouldn't a urine pregnancy test eventually turn positive if Im pregnant, If I wait another month? And 2, do you think this is just a change in my cycle and why would it be so drastic of a change, going from a medium flow for 3 days to almost no period at all? Or is it a strong possibility that I have a low thyroid? What do you think?
    I had a friend that didnt get a positive preg test til she was 2 and a half months pregnant already!! And Ive known other women that didnt get a positive for awhile either

    • ANSWER:
      If you haven't gotten a positive by now you are most likely not pregnant. I would go to the doctor to get checked for other things besides pregnancy.

  20. QUESTION:
    Eating about 1200 calories a day and unable to lose weight? hypothyroidism?
    I eat 1400 calories at the most.
    I live a lightly active-moderately active lifestyle, depending on how much school work I have.
    I have been unable to lose weight for about the past year. I lost 40 pounds before that on the same 1000-1200 calorie diet, granted, with more exercising.
    For the past year I have been ranging in the 150s, but never going higher or lower. It's been utterly frustrating.
    I'm suspecting that I may have a thyroid disorder, hypothyroidism? I'm planning on getting a blood test soon to find out.
    I have the lack of energy, the brittle nails, the weakness, the dry skin, the constant persistent constipation, I have all of the symptoms.
    Do you think that such a low-calorie diet that helped me lose 40 pounds could have had an adverse effect on my metabolism or thyroid? Could I do anything to solve that? I'm doing everything I can't to lose this weight and I'm so unhappy with where I'm at right now. I'm only 5' 4", 17 years old, and I'm tired of being the chubby girl.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you are not eating properly. Your body is responding to the lack of nutrition by slowing your metabolism. Man is a hunter-gather. When you starve yourself the body tells itself the food supply has dwindled and so it slows the caloric burn rate in an attempt to stop from starving.

  21. QUESTION:
    I have done everything as far as eating healthy and still cannot lose weight, why?
    I am a 42 year single mother of a teen and a 1 year old. I gained 65 pounds during my pregnancy but lost only 30 after wards and then quit smoking and gained another 20. I am 55 pounds overweight and miserable. I started a healthy eating plan of stir fried veggies using only olive oil and lemon juice; only brown rice; eating only boneless skinless chicken breast; low carb smoothies for breakfast using only berries ; drinking water and 1% milk with Special K or multi grain cheerios also for a meal replacement. I don't have an exercise plan but I am chasing a toddler all over the house aside from working full time.

    I have not lost a single pound in the 3 weeks I have been doing it. I just want to cry. I can't eat like that forever because it has no variety to it but it is what I can stand to eat and still feel satisfied for now. What is wrong with me? Is my thyroid or my metabolism dead? My dr. won't prescribe diet pills and I am ready to buy them over the net.

    • ANSWER:
      You are still eating as much as as you are burning. The majority of people UNDERESTIMATE the amounts they are eating. Try the hand jive method of measuring food if you don't have a scale / measuring cups.

      As for not having an exercise plan because you are chasing a toddler does not hold true. You need exercise and you need to eat veggies, plain, not stir fried, plain fruit, skim milk, fish (broiled, grilled, or baked).

  22. QUESTION:
    teenage weight loss difficulty?
    My sister is 14 years old and weights about 138 lbs at 5'4''. Technically she is considered borderline overweight. Recently, she changed her eating habits and started eating healthier. Unfortunetly, she doesn't eat lunch at school. She would have a slice of whole wheat toast with peanut butter for breakfast. Come home around 2:30 and have a whole wheat tortilla with low fat cheese (quasadilla) and a piece of fruit. Dinner would be something similiar. She was pulling in about 1200 calories. She would go on a 2 mile (half hour walk) with me in the afternoon and exercise for half hour on her own (aerobics). I lost weight but she ended up gaining. I am pretty sure its not muscle because its around her mid section and her arms. Blood tests showed normal thyroid, hormones. We are baffled to why she isnt losing weight. The only thing i can think of is not enough calories. Thinking about taking her 3 Lindora because its affecting her self esteem. ANy suggestions on meal plans or diet 4 her age

    • ANSWER:
      well make sure she drinks alot of liquid
      it makes a big difference
      and instead of not having lots of food
      let her eat small amounts of food 5-6 times instead of
      3 meals
      keep on encouraging her
      she might get hurt if someone insults her..
      My brother made fun of me and i ALMOST became bullemic
      my brother apologized but i still cant get over it..

  23. QUESTION:
    Anyone? Please read and see what you think?
    Ok so here are my symptoms, maybe someone could give me some answers. I have not had my period for over 5 months now. No I am not pregnant. I went and saw my NP last tuesday. She thinks its my thyroid, or pituitary gland. So she took some blood tests and I have not yet heard back. I thought maybe PCOS, but I guess it could be a few things. She put me on a 5 day hormone prescription to try and start my period, should start within 2 weeks I guess. Pretty annoying though. Also I am on a strict diet and exercise plan. I started it 6 days ago. So far amazing results, but this morning after like 4 sips of coffee, I decided to work out which is normal, then right after my workout I got really sick to my stomach, I ended up vomiting, and was in bed most of the day feeling nauseous. I am feeling better as far as thats concerned, but it was random. This evening I was sitting on the couch painting my toe nails, and all of a sudden I had these lower abdominal cramps like mad. I wouldnt call them severe, I have had a child and these were not that bad, but pretty moderate. They have been off and on, with watery diahrea. Again random. I took some IBprofen, and a hot bath, that seemed to settle it down quite a bit. But I just dont get it. Other then that I am fine, no temperature or anything like that. I am just ready to pull my hair out. It seems like one thing after the other here. Could it be my weightloss? I am heavy and am losing weight fast. Could it just be gas? What do you think, let me know. Thanks! :)

    • ANSWER:
      could definately be your weightloss. the exact same thing happened to me.

  24. QUESTION:
    Atkins for recovering anorexic?
    Ok, I am determined to finally conquer anorexia. I have tried to recover several times. I have a nutritionist who recommends a very standard food pyramid "wholesome" type of diet. When I tried to recover I gained a shocking amount of weight shockingly quickly, which of course isn't too big of a surprise because my metabolism is clearly damaged. I stayed on my nutritionist's plan for a year, hoping that her promises that my metabolism would recover and I could healthily try to lose weight, weren't in vain. Well, to her surprise and my despair, when I tried to "healthily lose" I only kept gaining.

    So, I got scared and went back to my anorexic ways. Restricting to under 500 calories a day, running 4 or so miles a day.

    I WANT to increase my calories and live happily at last. I think one of my mistakes in recovery was overeating the carbs (sooooo much fruit a day...) and I strongly suspect something is wrong with my thyroid, I have the majority of symptoms for hypothyroidism but my college won't test for it. So...

    What if I creep my calories up Atkins style? It would take me eating food groups I'd run away screaming from as an anorexic- but all I want is to avoid is a HUGE fast weight gain that will be resistant to future weight loss. I don't want to be scared into restriction again.

    What impact will this low carb, moderate protein and high fat diet have on an anorexic? I know it's all about insulin, but since my body is so starved I'm afraid it will grasp onto all the fat it can and cause an even BIGGER gain.

    Thanks.
    It would not be a "crash diet." I am not looking to lose weight. I am just wondering if keeping my carbs low and gradually increasing them will make me gain less INSTANTANEOUS weight than the last time I ate "sensibly" (according to others) and exercised.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      After reading your question I saw you were interested in optimizing your nutrition [(-:] so I thought I would give you some pointers I have learned the hard way from my own bad 'uninformed' choices so you could learn about good advice and bad advice.

      A ‘reference’ diet plan is given below in PS1 that I have found to be the best possible nutrition for me to cure my heart disease problem from too many carbs for too long. It is also the best diet to help with my present health issues - that I know are cholesterol and calcium related because these foods are triggers for me now.

      I used to be an old advocate of Atkins diet before I knew what I now know, so nowadays I do not recommend Atkins high protein and fat diet for long term but would always recommend a "high- nutrition" 96% VEGAN diet replacing most meat with lentils - but many people will not do this. Sooo even though I give a diet plan in PS1 below, let me share a little first to help you understand how losing and gaining weight can best be done to be stronger and healthier for the long term.

      You may already know this but if not let me first explain that keeping to a plan that fights against bad habits that might be on the verge of seriously tearing down your body is sometimes pretty tough - but being fit and strong versus being overweight and/or sickly is all about (1) how many calories you eat versus how many you burn and (2) IF your calories are primarily the BEST QUALITY PROTEINS or primarily junk sugar-carbs.

      Please consider that it is not just how few cabs and fats and how much lean protein you eat in order to become 'stronger,' but how many absorbable non-toxic vitamin and minerals are obtained from the protein or fats you would eat.

      For instance, egg whites have 89% protein, but egg whites are similar in its nutrition per calorie as to eating sweet corn that usually has only about 15% protein. So even though the higher protein egg whites ‘look’ good IF ALL you look at is the protein content, it is really not much better for you than sweet corn.

      Not good if you understand that they identified the pellagra problem in the 1930’s south was the result of the high calories and minimal amounts of vitamins and minerals caused by a diet of primarily sweet corn. [See: <> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pellagra <>] This disease has identical long term health effects as the scurvy and beriberi problems that are also a result of eating too many calories with not enough nutrients. They cured pellagra in dogs by giving them liver and brewers yeast, but the problem with these are the long term effects of cholesterol in the liver and the short term toxic effects of elemental copper in the brewers yeast that is the rust residue from the vats the yeast is grown in.

      A similar lesser nutrition choice would be when eating tenderloin versus spinach. Boiled spinach has about 56% protein to beef tenderloin’s 61% protein, but spinach has almost 700%, or seven times, the vitamin and minerals of tenderloin calorie per calorie. The problem with spinach is that the spinach calories would cost about ten times the cost of beef calories. Spending per day to eat several pounds of spinach may make any animal as strong as an elite triple-crown race horse, but few people can afford to spend that much for their food - so meat protein is what people typically consume. Even so, many longevity experts like Roy L. Walford, M.D. and Joel Fuhrman M. D. encourage their clients to eat 200 calories of leafy greens a day - which ‘might’ cost about per day but it is a small price to pay when considering the strength, longevity, and good health it would promote. Dr. T. Colin Campbell would also agree with this regimen.

      Take a few minutes to understand ‘good’ nutritional advice versus poor advice and I hope you will have learned something from my ‘mistakes’ that will soon help you along your way.

      <><

      My best to you and for your good health,
      A1
      [(-:]

      PS1 – This is my diet plan since I became a 96% VEGAN:
      +
      Your body's fat with no water in it has 9 calories per gram which is about 4091 calories per pound of fat. The number usually used for body fat is 3500 calories which ‘assumes’ 14.4% water in an average person’s fat, but this would depend upon if you ate salty or spicy foods a-lot before you would start a new regimen. Protein is 4 calories per gram whether you eat it or burn it from your own body, so if you burn your own your muscles will never have a-lot of cells that are decades old ‘if’ you stay active. I choose to lose 2 pounds a week of fat by reducing 500 calories a day and adding exercise five times a week. Walking is 80 cal/mile for a 150 pound person and 110 cal/mile for 200 pounds. Also, you will lose a lot of water weight when you eliminate salt and spicy foods, probably about four to five to ten pounds the first two weeks.
      +
      To minimize the meat-cholesterol in my own diet I have seen that the requirements of B12 can only be obtained from eating 6 ounces of beef heart every week for 16% Cholesterol, or 11 oz of beef round steak every week for 11% Cholesterol, or 1 oz of beef liver every week for 4% Cholesterol and never chicken since for B12 it would require a whopping 175 ozs per week and a whopping 201% cholesterol a day. Soo I suppose I am a 96% VEGAN in order to satisfy the USDA’s B12 Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) that ‘they’ recommend be obtained directly from food sources.

      I crock pot for 12 hours ground up beef heart and eat it with lentils and spinach in one meal to improve the foods passage through my gut to the stool and to buffer my digestion/elimination since eating meat alone ‘used_to’ cause reddish stools for me.

      For each 1400 calorie day I eat 100 calories of squeeze drained spinach with a light_sugar_vinaigrette, 600 cals from 15 ozs of organic lentils w/ 100 cals of tomato marinara, or since I might be allergic in my gut to nightshade tomatoes I recently began using onion flake-powder instead of tomatoes, [SEE<>http://www.tomatocasual.com/2008/03/01/tomato-allergies-part-i/#comment-10748 <>], 75 calories of boiled celery, 175 calories of boiled broccoli, 100 calories of sesame seeds, and no_more_than 200 calories of ‘meat’ which is about 4 ozs, and rarely rarely boiled chicken, since chicken has only ~68% the nutrition per calorie of properly grown lentils and only 7% the B12 for the equal calories from beef round steak. Beef heart has ~127% the nutrition per calorie of ‘organically’ grown lentils and organic spinach has ~500%, five times per calorie of lentils.

      Again, I hope this helps you or others to understand good choices.

      A1

      PS2 - I posted ‘my_story’ and why I know what I know at:

  25. QUESTION:
    So I'm Insulin Resistant... fantastic?
    I've just found out I'm insulin resistant. I went to the doctor, confused as to how I could weigh as much as I do.
    Everything was tested, my cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, thyroid levels, pcos (or whatever it is), you get the idea.
    Every thing was fine, great even, except for my insulin resistance.

    I just don't really understand it. I mean, I get that its the hormone that turns sugar into energy and as I'm insulin resistant it doesn't get turned to energy, instead it's stored as fat.

    The thing I don't get is, what am I meant to do about it?! I eat well and my diet is very low sugar (I don't get sugar cravings at all) and I already exercise regularly (at least three times a week).

    She has referred me to a really expensive dietian (at least 0 per consultation) as she's said that she thinks we should try this before putting me on a drug and I understand my health is at risk but at the same time, I'm eating right and exercising three times a week.

    The reason why she has referred me is because she knows I'm doing everything right and doesn't know what to tell me what to do.

    Is it worth spending the possible ,000 (I'm an unemployed student in the process of moving out of home and planning my wedding, so yeah, I don't even have that ,000.) or should I just keep doing what I'm doing and deal with being overweight through no fault of my own?
    I should also state that not only do I eat healthy, I also eat healthy SIZED meals. I calorie count (I don't even think about it now, I just know), I rarely go over 1,400 (normally it's between 1,000 and 1,200... and before people start critising that, at my weight, for weight loss I can go down to 1,200.

    and as I'm a vegetarian I am also very careful about getting the correct amount of carbahydrates.

    AND before you accuse my vegetarism, nothing about my body has changed since then.

    Because of this is also means that I do eat plenty of raw vege's regularly.

    I'm getting into the habit of eating 5 or 6 small meals but do struggle since I get full so easily.

    Please remember that I didn't go to my doctor asking how to lose weight and remember after reviewing my diet she had no idea how to help. Saying things like eating lots of raw vegetables and eating less and more frequently is slightly redunent. I understand nutritian, I'm not retarded

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, sweetheart ... and I offer that as a general term of endearment. It is NOT intended to be offensive, obnoxious, condescending, or sexist ... though, I must admit, I have yet to use it to an adult male, apart from my own two grown up sons and one of their friends who I've unofficially 'adopted' ... being insulin resistant puts you at great risk of developing type 2 diabetes at some stage of your life.

      It's likely that because of your healthy eating and exercise that you do, you may well have staved it off for a while. It may even have prevented you from developing it already.

      It's difficult to say whether you should 'fall into line' with your doctor's wishes to see that specific dietitian, but what I can tell you is that you'll be taught about carbohydrate counting so that you can specifically minimize the amount that you're eating at each sitting, and how to space it out more evenly throughout the day, rather than having three main meals. (The current advice is for people to have smaller, but more frequent meals throughout the day ... sort of 5 or 6 smaller meals. This ensures that you don't get a sudden 'spike' of glucose ... we break down all of our carbohydrates into glucose, and this gets absorbed into our bloodstream through the walls of the intestines.)

      There are websites on the internet that will aid you in determining the correct foods to eat. Do a search for Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load. This is a table of just how much a particular food will raise your blood sugar (glucose) level. (I've put a few websites below that will get you started, but there are many more. Although the bottom url refers to diabetic diet secrets, don't let this put you off. My advice would be for you to treat yourself as though you are diabetic and eat like one. This WILL help you immensely.)

      Whatever you decide, dear lady, I wish you the very best of luck in coming to terms with what's happening with you, and I wish you a long, happy, trouble-free life.

      Congratulations on the wedding, by the way.

  26. QUESTION:
    Can I lose weight with PCOS would this work?
    I have PCOS which has gained weight in the past 2 years, I did have the perfect body, I had people asking for my phone number everyday and flirting with me, then it just went crazy I randomly gained 55lbs + and it was just a shock to me, I also have underactive thyroid and high testosterone levels
    This is how my diet will go,
    walking 4 miles three times a week to, along with taking my 2000mg metformin daily which is meant to cause weight loss,

    everyday I will eat this or similar
    morning: 1 SLIM FAST MILKSHAKE
    lunch: 1 SMALL SIZE BANANA
    dinner: 1 TIN OF TUNA WITH 1 SMALL SPOON OF LOW FAT MAYONNAISE, CORN, LETTUCE, TOMATOES, CUCUMBER, SPRING ONION, LEMON, 1 BOILED EGG, 1 SLICE OF HAM, 1 SMALL BEETROOT

    and then another day I will replace the tuna with 1 skinless boiled white chicken breast.

    Will I lose weight like this? also I am using hoodia weight loss patches to and plan to buy a cross trainer tomorrow and start to run on it daily, my last treadmill broke

    • ANSWER:
      There are more tips and info.

      Some say low carb. Some say high carb. Some say it's how much food. Some say it's how much exercise. But none of these covers the whole picture.

      How to lose weight naturally is not rocket science. It just takes accepting the facts of these seven natural laws of weight loss, plus good old-fashioned stick-to-itiveness.

      Seven Laws of How to Lose Weight Naturally

      1. Make a commitment to whatever it takes.
      2. Start from a foundation of happiness.
      3. Design your own healthy diet plan.
      4. Manage your emotions.
      5. Find a way to exercise daily.
      6. Keep a Journal.
      7. Be persistent.

      Take care your body when loos weight

  27. QUESTION:
    What are my options for getting a cardiovascular exam and treatment and how much do you think it will cost?
    I'm scared. I lost my job and wasn't able to continue paying for COBRA after a few months. I really feel like I need to get my heart checked. I have familial high cholesterol. I'm only 30 years old. My total cholesterol was 370 (HDL was 60, which is good) about a year and a half ago. I took a fairly high dose of Lipitor for only a few months, and my total cholesterol went down to 188! I had lost about 15-20 lbs during this process, and I'm still at that weight.

    So, it's about a year later now, and I have a pretty good feeling that the cholesterol is back up....My diet is generally better now than it was then, and I've started doing cardio on the eliptical machine, but it's only been a couple weeks. So far, so good.

    I check my blood pressure regularly, and it seems to be OK most of the time. The highest I've seen my systolic is 140, but this is only once in a while. It's usually between 115 and 130. My diastolic is usually pretty low. I think the highest I've measured it at was like 83. It's frequently in the 70's and I've even seen it dip below 70, but this isn't the norm.

    My pulse is always high. I'd say that the lowest it goes is into the low 80's, but I've only observed that a few times. Typically, it's between 90-100. I think I've probably always had a fairly high standing pulse rate, so this might just be part of my physiology. We'll see over the next few months if the cardio exercise lowers my pulse....I'm just wondering if my high pulse is correlated with my high cholesterol and/or plaque buildup. By the way, I also sweat easily, and I always have (along with the high pulse, this makes me wonder about thyroid issues, but I've had my thyroid checked before and it was "normal").

    My grandma on my dad's side had a couple strokes. My dad has high cholesterol, which is treated with statin drugs. He never goes off them. He's done a nuclear stress test, and everythings checked out for him, so hopefully that's a good sign for me. Other than my dad's mom, I don't think anyone in my immediate family has had cardiac issues. My mom's cousin had a heart attack.

    I guess I never realized how good I had it when I had insurance....Even if I could afford to buy an "individual" plan, I doubt it would cover things like this.

    Basically, I'm stuck. I'm trying to figure out the cheapest way to pay for all of this out of pocket, if that's even possible. There's no way I could afford to see a cardiologist. If I get a checkup with a GP, it'll be a couple hundred for that + the lab tests (I have no idea how much these cost) + the drugs + follow up visits.

    The drugs might be the most expensive part, however, I may qualify for patient assistance. I guess Pfizer is offering free Lipitor for the jobless.

    So basically, I'm looking for suggestions and opinions on the best way to go about getting treatment, and I'd like your estimates as to how much I can expect to pay for all of this. I am a person of little means right now. Thanks!
    Edit:
    I said that my total cholesterol was 188 avter treatment with Lipitor....I found where I had written down the results, exactly, and here they are:

    Total Cholesterol: 177
    LDL: 121
    HDL: 41 (went down from 60, which is bad)
    Triglycerides: 74

    Coronary Risk Factor: 4.3

    • ANSWER:
      In addition to statin drugs, try to reduce the cholesterol further by diet and exercise. This is necessary since you may be at higher risk due to a family history of high cholesterol.
      Your blood pressure varies between 115-130/ 70-83 mmHg. Your pulse pressure exceeds 40 mmHg.(Systolic BP-- Diastolic BP). This is bad for the heart.
      Hence you should undergo Echocardiography stress test.
      Atorvastatin (generic name) Lipitor (brand name) is used along with diet, exercise, and weight-loss to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Atorvastatin is also used to decrease the amount of cholesterol (a fat-like substance) and other fatty substances in the blood. This will decrease the risk of stroke, heart attack, and other heart diseases because when there are high levels of cholesterol and other fats in the blood, these substances may build up along the walls of the blood vessels and decrease or block blood flow to the heart. Atorvastatin is in a class of medications called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins). It works by slowing the production of cholesterol in the body.
      Please note that I am not a medical professional.

  28. QUESTION:
    Why can't I lose weight?
    First of all I had blood work done so it's not a thyroid problem. I eat between 1000-1300 calories per day, 15-25 grams of fat, and about 80-120 grams of protein. I started using sparkpeople to calculate it so I am sure this is pretty accurate. Most of my fat is belly fat and I lead a very high stressed life, and I am 32. I do not drink. I saw an exercise physiologist who put me on a workout plan and we discussed my eating. He suggested I cut out butter, fried foods, salad dressing, etc. However, that type of food was never in my diet to begin with. He also suggested I avoid fast food and coffee drinks. The only fast food I ever eat is Subway and I only ever get a veggie sub with out cheese or sauce/dressing. And I take my coffee black. I know that I can't keep pizza or ice cream in the house or I will binge so I don't bring it into the house. My weakness is cheese so I usually have low fat.

    A typical day would be:
    B- coffee, plain ff yogurt with vanilla extract and fruit
    S- fruit smoothie with protein (homemade, fruit, ice, protein powder)
    L- Lean Cuisine meal with extra veggies or veggie sub from Subway
    D- Huge green salad with evoo and red wine vinegar. I top the salad with either chicken, turkey bacon, egg whites, turkey, avocado, or a combo of these things
    S- bowl of cereal, Edys fruit bar, or klondike slim a bear

    I don't drink soda pop unless it's diet and I limit that. I should drink more water but I just can't do it. I drink about 4-6 glasses of water a day.

    I am not saying my diet is perfect but I think it's pretty good. But the belly won't budge. Is it because I am in my 30's and it now takes a heck of a lot longer to see results? I am just at a loss!

    I hate to weigh myself but I am a size 14. I like my clothes to be a little loose so I am probably more of a 12-14 than a 14-16. When I shop at plus size stores the smallest size is usually too big. My goal is to be in a size 10, which I guess is about a 40 lb loss.

    Can anyone out there help me?
    Sorry but these answers suck. Of COURSE I work out. I have a personal trainer who put me on a work out plan.
    And no, my parents are not fat and never were. My mom is tiny and weighing 120 is obese in her book.
    Again, enough with telling me how to work out. I hired an certified exercise physiologist! He knows what is best as far as working out. Also, I am handicapped so it's very limiting as to what cardio I can do, but I DO DO IT! I do what my handicapped body will allow!

    • ANSWER:
      everything looks good except for a couple things. first of all no cokes at all even diet. diet soda makes you think its better for you there fore you drink just a little more cause " its ok". WATER WATER WATER! water is the best thing you can drink. it speeds up your metabolism flushes your system and gives you energy.

      second you need to up your cardio. secret to losing weight is cardio cardio cardio also some weight training. just to tone your body. the more cardio you do the more weight youll lose. and if you do some weight training your body will be more tone. muscle needs energy to survive, fat is just stored energy that you never used.

      good luck!

  29. QUESTION:
    I've been to doctor, I'm healthy but why can't I loose any weight?
    July 7th I started a new workout healthy eating plan. I cut out refined sugar, carbs such as white pasta's breads rice etc, saturated fats from processed foods. I basically eat light&fit yogurt or special k, or oatmeal- breakfast, fruit-snack, salad or lean grilled/baked chicken breast, turkey sandwich on rye/wheat/wholegrain-lunch, fruit/veggies(carrots celery)-snack, lean meat and veggies, salad or vegetarian dish-dinner. I change things up a bit but basically eat the same foods. Oh and all I drink is green tea, water, water, and more water, every so often I will have some sugar free crystal light. no diet soda no diet snapple no diet nothing. I workout mon-fri for at least an hour and half. Running 2 miles for the first couple of weeks, running 3 miles next couple of weeks, now running 4 miles ad day on treadmill. Sometimes I run, do the elliptical and the bike totalling 2 hours of cardio. I also workout with guys in the gym who train me how to use the weights in high reps and low weights. I do ab workouts. lay on my back, leg lifts-3 sets +, crunches 3 sets+, sit-ups 3sets +. I make sure sweat is dripping off my body and onto the mat and or machine. I even sought the help of a fitness trainer for a few days to help me develop a better routine. Still one week I'm 190, next week I'm 194, and basically I am stuck at 194. People keep saying do this do that, I do this and that, they say eat this not that, I eat this not that. They say eat more times a day, small portions, I eat all the effin time small portions healthy choices. I walk all day at work. I swim on the weekends with my kids...I am out of motivation, I feel like quitting and just piling the weight on just pack it on so that I reach 400lbs and then get surgery like many other Americans. My doctor did a thyroid check, nothing came up, my cholesterol is perfect, blood perfect, sugar perfect no medical issues whatsoever....what do I have to do??????? I'm about to have an emotional breakdown. 2 years ago I starved myself and workout less than I am now and somehow lost 50lbs now I feel defeated by the scale. Please anyone...help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I have tried alli, hydroxycut max for women and an aqui berry pill...what am I a test dummy???
    @ ibanezplayer470-

    how do I do that calculation. I have a food journal I dont eat more than 1300 a day. I burn at least, at least 400 a day..????????

    • ANSWER:
      think of it this way.

      +calories you eat
      -calories you burn off

      A negative number would mean you are losing weight, 0 would mean that you are maintaining, and a positive number would mean you are gaining weight. You need to increase your physical activity and/or decrease your calorie intake.

      Another trick would be to take all the food you eat in one day and spread it out over 4 or even 5 meals a day. that will keep your metabolism more active, which will help with losing weight.

      Try doing longer rides on your bike (2+hours) about 3-4 times a week. They dont have to be at a fast pace, but also not at a crawl. those are great for burning fat.

      Be patient and stay consistent, losing weight takes time, and you cant easily drop below your healthy weight unless you just stop eating.

  30. QUESTION:
    Swollen lymph node? Cyst? or, somthing else?
    I have had a pea size lump on the right side of my neck about 2/3rd's the way down from my jaw line or, 3 or 4" above my collarbone. There is not one on the left side of my neck in this same area, or if there is, I cant feel it.

    I am 29 and have had a cyst 3cm removed from behind my left ear and a fibroadenoma removed from my right breast already; all benign. The thing on the side of my neck rolls like the fibroadenoma I had which concerns me. I cant press on it too much because it feels close to the vein where you would feel your pulse but it doesnt bother me until I press on it, which then it feels like I restricting blood flow.

    Ive not seen a dr. about this particular ball in my neck but Ive seen him for recent weight loss and headaches which was told was a result of anxiety due to things occuring in my life right now (husband has been working alot out of town which is making me responsible for a lot more around the house etc). The dr. did run bloodwork of white cells, red cells, platelet, pituitary, and thyroid. He also ran tests of my cholesterol, total cholesterol, URINE creatinine, and blood creatinine.

    ALL TESTS came back within normal range EXCEPT My URINE creatinine was high at 276 (normal is 27-265) and total cholesterol was only 125 LOW (normal 150-200) but the dr. said I might be burning muscle from not having as good an appetite w/ my anxiety and then, walking like I had been ( I was eating 2 small meals dailiy + protein shake and then walking 4 miles in the evening 4 days a week).

    Im just wondering if this could be a cyst? Or, if something worse is going on?

    I have PCOS and was put on Metformin in April, so weightloss is normal while on Metformin and changing diet/exercise, but I stopped taking the metformin in June and have lost 25lbs since then. I stopped walking 2 weeks ago because I cant afford to loose anymore weight and am maintaining or fluxuating by 3 lbs off and on. I am 5'9" and 138 right now and I dont want to get any thinner.

    Just wondering if anyone had similar, had OK blood work and what they determined. I have an appt. with my endocrynologist tomorrow and plan to ask him. Hopefully he wont mind the question since its not fertility related.
    Thanks!

    The lump moves when touched like a rolly ball.

    I have lost 40lbs since April and had this rolly ball for at least 4 mos. now. While it hasnt gotten larger, the fact that I have been under stress but also lost so much weight is a little concerning. I have been to the dr. and he said the weight loss is probably anxiety related. I have also been eating better and walking a lot more. But, because I am not wanting to loose anymore weight, I have recently stopped walking and am still loosing some weight.

    I have PCOS, but I stopped taking my metformin in June and am still loo

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    What is wrong with me??? Frequent urination and fatigue?
    So I have been on a serious diet (counting calories) and a very strict workout plan of at least an hour a day. I recently began having problems with urination frequency. It seems that its worse after I eat. Like I will eat lunch at work and then I am going to the bathroom every 20 minutes for the next 2 to 3 hours. It doesn't hurt or anything but I go a lot when I go. I literally feel like all of my food is just going right through me. I am very very fatiged and it feels like every move I make takes all of the energy I have. Over the past 3 days I have developed a pain in my lower right back. There is something in my back that I can definately feel protruding and it moves...that's where the pain radiates from. I went to the ER Friday and they contacted my pcp and put me on an anti-inflammatory uti med for the weekend. Problem is the pain is getting much much worse and I'm feeling weaker. My pcp is aware of all of this and has had me on 2 different antibiotics for possible uti's (which didn't help at all) and she also ran blood work for diabetes, anemia, and thyroid---all of which were ok (I do have hypothyroidism but I have been on meds for that for years). I am 23 years old and so very tired of feeling weak and tired all the time. I just want to know why I am urinating all the time and what this pain in my back is from...any suggestions????

    • ANSWER:
      Was your hypOthyroid caused by Hashimoto's (antibodies present) or do you know? That makes a BIG difference.

      ck these:
      http://thyroid.about.com/bio/Mary-Shomon-350.htm
      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/

      Blessings

  32. QUESTION:
    I am overweight and have tried everything and now am in desperate need of help?
    I have a BMI of 38.9 and am clinically 7 stone overweight which is a lot to carry when you are only 5 foot 3. I have been prescribed orlistat 3 times I got the gym everyday and have had a plan worked out for me by a personal trainer. I have recently under gone hypnotherapy and hypnotically had a gastric band fitted, I now eat smaller portions and i have very little in the way of fat in my diet as I cook the slimming world way. I have tried slimming world on and off for 7 years. I have tried weight watchers, the tuna diet, the kellogs cornflake diet. You name it I have tried it and i am now not only out of cash but am at my lowest pont regards my weight that I have ever been. I recently had a thyroid function test done as my mother and her sister both have an underactive thyroid, the doctor simply siad it is normal. Dear god what else is there I can do? please someone help. I am in constant pain with my shoulders and back as my breasts are so large its painful to carry their weight around. All this weight on my wee frame has me in constant back pain, not to mention pain in my hips knees and ankles!! What more can I do? its not as though i haven't bothered!!

    • 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).

  33. QUESTION:
    Question for women who have Osteoporosis or Osteopenia or your family member?
    Here are some details. I am 29 years old and already diagnosed with Osteopenia. I got this test done because my mother has Osteoporosis and she also had arthritis. She started developing problems in her joints and complained often about pain right after I was born when she was 23. Last year I did a health check up and was very low in Vitamin D and this year my mom insisted on me getting done bone density because I may develop similar problems. I am not pregnant or have kids but definitely want to start planning for a family. Now my questions are, should I take this seriously? My husband doesnt give importance to this. He thinks unless your body does not give problem, you should not go to doctors. My doctor is not giving me any medication but only asking me to do tests like blood test, thyroid etc basic ones I must say. She also advised me to take enough calcium through supplements or diet and for Vitamin D - she first wants to see what my current level is. I dont know why my husband is behaving as if doctors are fooling around with me? Can anyone throw a light on this subject?

    • ANSWER:
      It looks as if your husband's mind is made up, and he doesn't want to be confused by facts. To me, (at least as far as this is concerned), he's a sky blue idiot, and you should make plans for relatively early widowhood.

      Which means that you particularly need to take care of your body, so that it will serve you well for many years.

      Although it's not always so, osteoporosis tends to follow a family pattern. If your mother has it, it's likely you will, too.

      Building a baby's bones takes a lot of calcium, so it's not surprising that she began having troubles after birth. (But I have heard that some forms of arthritis sometimes improve while a woman is pregnant).

      Listen to your mother. She's talking good sense. I'm glad she's passing on what she's learned, to you.

      Calcium needs to work with Vitamin D, to make and keep healthy bones. If you're low in Vitamin D, that's not good news for your bones.

      Listen to your doctor. Start taking calcium (and probably Vitamin D) now, and your bones will return the favour for the rest of your life.

      Listen to your husband about this topic, and you'll likely end up one of those little old ladies who spend their last decade or two bedridden because their bones break easily, and heal slowly. (I'm sad to say that my mother is one of them.)


One Week Diet Plan

If you have not heard of the popular one week diet plan then you probably haven't been looking into effective diets lately. With this amazing diet you get to eat cabbage soup every day!Must admit thats quitean exciting idea if I do say so myself.But,seeing as how cabbage soup is your main course in thisdiet, it is usually called the Cabbage Soup Diet.The cabbage soup diet is meant to be a one week diet plan and should not be used for extended periods of time.

Basic Miracle Cabbage Soup One Week Diet Outline

The basic idea is to help you lose 10 pounds in one week, the diet is not intended to be used for any longer than a week at a time

There are a lot of different versions of the diet, but in nearly all versions of the one week diet you run into, the diet allows you to eat as much cabbage soup as you like

Biggest Things To Look Forward to With This Diet...

It will help you lose weight

Since it is a one week diet plan it helps those looking to lose weight quickly for a major event like a wedding or vacation

One Week Diet Plan Things to Know Before Starting...

May suffer from lack of concentration, lightheadedness or weakness due to lack of vital vitamins and minerals (usually a good idea to take a multivitamin while on the diet)

The one week diet plan is very hard on your digestive system which is why it should only be used for a week at a time...which leads to my next point

Serious flatulence, this is one of those nice results of eating a lot of cabbage

You will need to be concerned with how to keep the weight off after the week is up. It is recommended that you allow 2 weeks for your body to recover before trying the diet again.

As the one week diet plan is also called the miracle cabbage soup diet, you are very limited in the foods you can eat during the week.

My final opinion on the diet plan is that it is effective for helping you lose a few pounds on short notice.

Are youwilling to give up the food you eat daily for a weekc If that answer is yes then you may want to consider the one week diet plan asan option to look into.

Original Week Diet Plan article...

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    One week diet plan....?
    http://www.oneweek.com/uk/15/default.asp?page_id=7780&type=custom/halcmp&sub_nr=101&id=13

    Has anyone tried the one week diet plan? Just saw it advertised and was wondering if it actually works and how it's supposed to work? Thanks Xx

    • ANSWER:
      By the way why are you posting affiliate link?
      One week diet might help you to lose help quickly. It's definately not a long term weight loss aid...however if you want lose weight quickly for some reason this it's not a bad choice...check the source for comprehensive review 

  2. QUESTION:
    6 pounds in one week diet plan?

    • ANSWER:
      go wheat free. No pasta, pizza, bread and so on. And no food after 7 p.m.
      I know a woman who lost 60 pounds a month on it. She did nothing else!

  3. QUESTION:
    10 pounds one week diet plan?
    tell me what to do and how much to run and how much ab workouts
    although i dont want to become unhealthy
    i need it for graduation!!!
    really bad
    tell me what to eat

    • ANSWER:
      Never going to happen

  4. QUESTION:
    wow finally the second week DIET plan is on !!!! what do you think about this guys?
    A diet plan for the second week
    http://www.ladyrima.com/article/details-22.html

    the first one was
    http://www.ladyrima.com/article/details-18
    and it was so great for me . as for 6000 other women ...

    so What do you think about it ? and would you follow that ?

    • ANSWER:
      yes i heard about it ,,,,,,,,, and its really good one ..... im following it too .... nice to know u r too :) )))))

      i dont feel hungry , and full in a good way , and i lost 7 lbs lst month

  5. QUESTION:
    I need an easy diet plan for one week?
    I want to diet,just for one week to lose maybe 1-2 pounds. I am an active runner and I haven't been eating well lately. I need a diet plan for one week t lose 1-2 pounds, max. Like I said, I exercise everyday. If you could just give general ideas of calories and what to eat and just basic stuff. I have to go to school everyday so I can't eat very many meals. I just really want to cleanse my system of toxins without supplements and lose some weight.

    • ANSWER:
      Cleansing and detoxing have absolutely no medical benefit and are in fact harmful to the digestive tract.
      There is no "build up" of bad plaque or sludge in a normal system. If this was the case we would have people dying left and right from malnutrition since their bodies couldn't absorb nutrients.
      Since we reabsorb most of the water in our food and drink through the large intestine, If it was coated with "mucoid plaque", we would all be sloshing around like sponges yes?
      Our liver and kidneys aren't clogged with toxins. Otherwise we would be dead.
      The liver does in fact get layered with fat when we become overweight.
      We "cleanse and detox" 24 hours a day through respiration, sweat, liver, and kidneys.
      We can help by eating a healthy diet with minimal added sugar and salt. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, beans, peas, and brown rice keep a system as healthy as it can be.
      Minimal alcohol, caffeine, soda.
      Read food labels. If you can't pronounce it, don't put it in your body.
      Cleanses actually flush out the beneficial bacteria and enzymes in the digestive system.
      A high fiber diet works every time.
      Spend your money in the produce department instead of giving it away.
      Healthy diet and exercise every time.
      Stay with it.

  6. QUESTION:
    How do you lose weight in one week?
    I'm already skinny, people say, but I just FEEL heavy, so I wanna know how to lose weight in 7 days. It doesn't matter how much, I just want to lose weight. Any ideas? Oh, I weigh 40 kg and I'm 11 and 3 quarters. Is that average? Please, I need a one week diet plan ... HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      You're thin enough, I'm not going to tell you to lose more weight! Accept yourself as you are.

  7. QUESTION:
    How can I make a successful 6 week diet plan?
    Hellooo, I am 18 years old - currently weigh around 10 stone. I have been unhappy with my body for years, and have never fully committed myself to taking control and losing weight for good! I am fed up of this and have a 4-6 week gap in my calender approaching in which I want to fully devote myself to healthy eating and excercise in order to lose at least a stone and tone up for the summer! I am going on a girls holiday at the end of june, and want to feel comfortable in a bikini! I know if i am successful i will continue to maintain a weight i am happy with, as it has been something that has always made me self conscious and shy.

    I can be a healthy eater on some days but to be perfectly honest i find great comfort and relaxation in a good old binge and usually believe food just makes bad situations turn good. It sounds stupid, because when I do eat well balanced meals and do some excercise - nothing beats that good feeling you get about yourself. I have a dog so I give him at least a 20 minute walk 3/4 times a week - but would like to increase this.

    ANYWAY...I would reallly reallllly appreciate any honest advice on how I should approach a well constructed diet plan. Even if it sounds like a challenge, I wanna give it 100% effort and enthusiasm.

    I have 2 weeks till I plan to begin this diet plan as I have exams in the next few days. So once they are finished I want to fully committ myself to this. Also, I am trying to save money for my holiday so would like to do this outside the use of a gym. I have recently purchased a smoothie maker - which i plan to use for protein shake, a mini trampoline, an ab roller and a skipping rope.

    So my brief plan:

    -eat 3 healthy meals a day:
    breakfast: activia yogurt
    lunch: soup
    snack: protein shake
    dinner: chicken/salad/low carb meal (like the ones from m&s)

    ..and throughout the day plenty of water...in amounts i would say 3 x 500ml bottles.

    Advice on this meal plan would be greatly appreciated...you might be able to tell i am no expert on nutrition or vitamins or anything really about food and the amounts needed, or what exactly is in food... all i can really add up are the calories. i think 1000 a day would be an effectivev way to weight loss? combined with excercise of course.

    Okay, so the excercise...

    everyday for 4-6 weeks (maybe one day off is good for relaxing muscles?? - but i am definitely trying to push myself)

    -an hour walk with the dog - maybe up the hills so he can run around..and i can do starjumps? some mini excercises might be usefull...
    -30minutes jumping on the mini trampoline
    -skipping rope for 5 minutes or for a certain number of jumps?
    -200 sit ups a day...or even more...?
    -i have a workout dvd, which i could throw in?

    i know this may seem extravagant but i literally have no plans at all for this time period and so want to focus all my energy in excercise and healthy eating - obviously with breaks - and i think if i make this really intense i can enjoy the results after and relax a bit then keep up regular excercise more like 3-4 times a week than daily. and hopefully this will mean i can lose a nice amount of weight - a high aim would be up to 2 stone, but if thats possible in the time frame i would love to try it. and a flat stomach is also desired.

    I know this is a lot to process, but i would seriously appreciate ANY comments/adjustments/suggestions made to this very rough diet plan. i need too do this.

    Thanks for taking the time to read this..

    Anna.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Anna,
      your diet sounds good, but in order to get the maximum results, you must eat 6 small meals a day. I know you've probably heard that alot, but it is SOO true. If you want to increase your metabolism (which in turn will burn TONS of fat, even when your sleep), you must do that, but they must be healthy at the same time. The key is to eat every 2 to 4 hours to get the full-effect of increasing your metabolism.
      I'm going to give you a list of fatty foods that you should avoid eating while you are going thru you six week program:
      - Fried Foods
      - Butter, margarine, oil, lard (except canola oil or olive oil in small quantities)
      - Doughnuts or croissants
      - Chocolate candy
      - Peanut butter, mayonnaise, fat-containing salad dressings
      - Avocadoes or olives
      - nuts or seeds (while they are very healthy, they contain A LOT of fat, believe it or not)
      - full-fat ice cream
      - sour dream or cream cheese
      - cookies or cake
      - dairy products with more than 2 percent fat
      - pork, veal, bacon
      - skin on poultry

      there is a good list and you can modify your diet accordingly, but here is what your diet should be based off of:
      1. Fifteen to twenty-five grams of fat per day
      2. Five to seven portions of limited complex carbohydrates (includes breads, cereals, grains, starchy vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, beets, peas)
      3. Two or three fruits a day
      4. Two or three portions of protein a day
      5. At least six servings of unlimited complex carbs (which is basically all vegetables except potatoes and other high-starch vegetables)
      6. Two or three servings of dairy a day
      7. 8 to 12 cups of water a day (cut out coffee, soda, alcohol...basically ANYTHING THATS NOT WATER)
      8. Never go more than 4 hours without eating
      9. take a multi-vitamin to get the essential nutrients, that you may not get in your diet

      I also suggest purchasing a food scale so that you can get the serving size ounces for your food. You can get them anywhere such as Walmart.

      As for your exercise, it seems like you have the cardio thing down, but you may want to start focusing on strength training which is a ESSENTIAL element of losing weight. Most people think that if a woman lifts weights, they will bulk up like body builders, but this is PHYSICALLY impossible. The women who do that, take testosterone and steroids. So please dont be afraid to pick up some dumbells. As you include weight lifting into your daily exercise, remember to focus on the main body-parts: the chest, shoulders, biceps, triceps, back, thighs, hips/butt, abs and calves. To find these workouts, I HIGHLY RECCOMMEND BUYING THE BOOK: TONING FOR TEENS BY JOYCE VEDRAL....The workouts in the book are not just for teens, matter of fact, they are for EVERYONE! Please look into buying this book. It has some really inciteful information. Also when working out, you must give each muscle group 48 hours to rest, here is a good schedule to adhere to if you really wanna push yourself, but still play it safe:

      Monday - 20-30 mins Upper body toning (weightlifting), 30 mins Cardio
      Tuesday - 20-30 mins Lower body toning, 30 mins cardio
      Wednesday - 20-30 mins Upper body toning, 30 mins cardio
      Thursday - 20-30 mins Lower body toning, 30 mins cardio
      Friday - 20-30 mins Upper body toning, 30 mins cardio
      Saturday - 20-30 mins Lower body toning, 30 mins cardio
      Sunday - REST (this is VERY important that you give yourself to rest to see maximum results)

      I suggest working out in the mornings, because it it proven tht people who do, end up being more consistent and you dont have to worry about your busy schedule in the afternoon. And if you do exercise in the morning, make sure you eat something light before you exercise so you dont get light-headed. I reccommend a banana or something.

      Most people think that they can spot-reduce (which means to work out only a single part of the body so that it will get more defined and slimmer), but in truth, (especially since you want flat abs), you must work out YOUR ENTIRE BODY, which means combining strength training and cardio!

      Good luck with your plans and I hope you can make it too your goals, you can do anything ;)

  8. QUESTION:
    I NEED A WEEK DIET PLAN TO LOOSE WEIGHT FAST PLEASE HELP!!!!?
    Please, I need a week diet plan that can make me loose like 20 pounds in 2 weeks or something. like:
    Breakfast....
    Lunch......
    Dinner....
    (etc.)

    Please don't tell me about fad diets making you gain weight back.
    I have two weeks before I have to see my best friend and I need to be skinnier than that bitch!!!
    lol We have kinda a complicated relationship, we love each other like sisters but she's always been the prettier one so I'm begging.

    Thank you all!!!! : D

    • ANSWER:

  9. QUESTION:
    How much weight can I lose in one week from a diet plan? What diet plan?

    • ANSWER:
      If you're lucky, you'll lose a few pounds. However, diets are a deprivation and counter incentive. Diet is a four letter word. What you need is a lifestyle change rather than dieting. Change to healthier eating habits. Chuck the old and forget about diets. People spend billions on dieting. Stock up on fruit and vegies, and don't fprget the water. Keep a 2 liter bottle of water in the fridge. This should be gone by the end of your day. Drink a little all day long - not all at once.

  10. QUESTION:
    Any one week diet plans?
    I am going to Vegas in exactly one week and want to be looking as good as possible. I lift four days a week and run three if i can, im 5'10 170 pounds, i was just wondering if anyone had any nutrition tips for this coming up week so i can get rid of any extra body fat.

    • ANSWER:
      Peanut Butter Sandwiches were extremely effective for burning off my extra body fat. I would eat around 5 Sandwiches a day (Approx. 1500+ cals worth) and I would exercise an hour and a half 5 days a week. I added various Fruits to my diet: Apples, Bananas, Strawberries, Oranges, and so on. I also had three glasses of 1% milk throughout the day too. When it comes to Veggies I would have tomatoes, celery, and lettuce here and there.

      Yeah, this sounds like a silly Diet. However, I was 17 years old at the time I decided to lose weight so I had to come up with an (inexpensive) Diet plan because I didnt have a lot of money. Let me tell you, it sure worked though. I was 315lbs when I started my Diet and now I am down to the 170s.

      Im going to list the specific bread and peanut butter I used:

      - Naturally More: You can find this Peanut Butter at Wal-Mart for around .77 a jar. This stuff contains flax seed and Omega 3 and 6.

      - Natures Pride: This is the bread I used. You can find it in Wal-Mart or just about anywhere for around .50 a loaf. I used 100% Whole Wheat to be specific. However, all Natures Pride bread is actually not bad for you.

      Anywho, I just thought I would throw this out there. Good luck finding the Diet you like.

  11. QUESTION:
    I need a 1 week fitnes plan and a 1 week diet plan?
    where can i find one it for a health class.

    • ANSWER:
      google babe
      and do your own homework
      seriously- my straight A student daughter doesn't get it either
      1 week fitness plan just type it in and they will take you to sites where they have them
      but it might be faster just to write it

  12. QUESTION:
    Can someone give me a diet plan for one week?
    I'm 13 years old and I want to lose a bit of weight. I have always been unhappy with my body and I want to be fit for grade eight because I'm completely changing my look. I'm bleaching my hair blonde, getting extensions, getting streaks or coontails, and I want to get fit to finish it off. Please no ghastly answers and if you could add some good exercises to do. Thankss.

    • ANSWER:
      Put the pizza down and back away slowly, no one has to get hurt here.

  13. QUESTION:
    How to loose weight in one week with a diet plan?

    • ANSWER:
      There is not really a safe way to lose a noticeable amount of weight in one week. Eat a healthy, balanced diet (at least 1200 calories a day so you can get basic vitamins and minerals). Also, exercise at least 20 minutes a day.

      Diet and exercise, it's the only way.

  14. QUESTION:
    Can someone help me come up with a 14 week diet plan?
    im 18 and am going on holiday with friends in 14 weeks.
    im currently about 5ft 5 and 147lb and i really don't feel comfortable with my body. i dont want this to ruin my holiday.
    could someoe help me come up with a plan that combines healthy eating regime (but doesnt completely cut out choc as i dont think id be able to cope) and exercise. preferably one that gives results pretty quickly so it will keep me motivated
    thankss:)

    • ANSWER:
      Low carb diets are meant to work.
      One thing that I did try that I absolutely swear by is a juice fast. Basically you don't eat anything for however long you do it for (I was on it for 28 days). You just drink fruit and vegetable juices. Not from the supermarket...you have to juice fresh veg and fruit. And you can drink as much as you want.

      Pros: You lose weight pretty fast-this really helped motivate me to continue. My skin was glowing, everyone noticed. It cleans out your system. My sleep got so much better, I slept 3 extra hours when I was on it. I was also feeling very confident. Your metabolism slows down so you don't feel that hungry - however when you get off the diet you have to make sure to eat light because your metabolism has slowed down.

      Cons- well you cant eat. You sense of smell gets pretty strong and you crave EVERYTHING. I was cold a lot of the time because there was no food in me. I was a bit cranky. Low energy levels.

      Well thats about it really. If you are interested just google it. It did work for me. But the day I got off it...i ate like a maniac. You have to make sure not to do that. Only salads and fruit! I hope that helps.

      Good luck!

  15. QUESTION:
    Vacation in about three weeks, diet/exercise plan? *please read details?
    I'm 5'2...123lbs.
    I really want to lose about 10lbs...however in three weeks i'll be okay with losing around 5Lbs...
    But I really can't motivate myself to exercise/eat right unless I have an exact plan in front of me..Which is why I need your help!

    I would love if a couple people would make a one-week plan that I can use to jump start my diet/exercise. The more specific the better, exercise moves and food (or examples of food)

    I work at Jason's Deli so I have a ton of really healthy food options--including a salad bar.

    Best answer will be awarded to the person who comes up OR has the most info/ideas etc
    I realize you may not have the time to work out a plan for me..so anything will help..although I really would like an actual plan...

    Anyways,
    Thanks in advance! :)
    Target areas: Belly, thighs, and arms...although I have been lifting weights twice a day...once when I wake up and once before I go to sleep (for about 15minutes each time, doing 12-15 reps of different things)
    I don't really drink soda or coffee...so that's not really an issue..i do have a slight obsession with sweet tea though..perhaps I should cut that down to unsweetened tea..

    • ANSWER:
      Diet:
      *Eat healthy but enough to satisfy your stomach. Whuch means until your not hungry. Don't eat until your full. No soda or carbonated drinks. No junk food. For your bread eat whole grain wheat. You can eat vegetables with every main coarse. For sides keep it light for ex. white rice, mixed boiled vegetables
      Breakfast:
      **make sure you eat breakfast it is an important role in losing weight.
      *You can eat a fresh fruit aling with one of these.
      -Scrambled Eggs with bread
      -Oatmeal
      -cereal 2% milk
      Lunch/Dinner:
      -Chicken salad sandwhich
      -Tuna salad sandwhich
      -Any type of salad with either chicken, or tuna...no meat if preferred. Dressing should be light ranch or other low carb/ low fat dressings.
      -Grilled chicken
      -grilled turkey, ham sandwhich with mustard no mayo.

      ***Always warm-up! Jog, stretch, if you go to (www.exrx.net) you will find a list of stretches and workouts for any muscle.
      Mon/Wed/Fri:
      +Do 4 sets
      -Squat Jumps 20 reps
      -Lounges 30 reps (15 on each leg)
      -Squats 20 reps
      -Inner thigh squats(spread your feet shoulder width apart and point your toes outward about 45° and squat) 20 reps
      *For abs do 3 sets:
      -Crunches 20 reps
      -V-crunches(point your legs straight up and spread them to form a "V") 20 reps
      -Knees to Chest(lay on your back, put your hands under you butt, feet together and try to touch your chest with your knees focus on not touching the ground once you get used to it) 15 reps
      -Crunch Holds(go up to a crunch an hold it for 8 secs) 15 reps
      Tues/Thurs/Sat:
      +Do 3 sets
      -Push ups(if you can't do push ups properly you can start off on your knees) 20 reps
      -Curls ***very light weight( 5-10lbs)*** 20 reps (10 reps each arm)
      -Push Up position holds (get in push up position and hold it for 30secs) *if you do them on your knees hold the push up when you go down* 10 reps
      -calve raises 20 reps
      +Do 2 sets
      Abs:
      -Sit-ups 15
      -Knees to Chest 15reps
      -Crunches 15 reps

      *Make sure you sweat a lot.
      *Always drink a lot of water. Keep your body hydrated.
      *You can substitute Tue/Thur/Fridays ab workout for some cardio such as jogging or jump rope.

      Good Luck! I hope this helps you :)
      Oh and you should always believe in yourself. If you believe you can achieve.
      Have fun on your trip.
      Stay safe :D

  16. QUESTION:
    help me develop a diet plan,thank you ~?
    develop a one-week diet plan,but dieter does not get bored with eating the same thing every day. the diet should be about 3000calories per day,thank you ~~~

    • ANSWER:
      go to sparkpeople.com and develop one yourself. It's free. They allow you to make a plan based on your age, gender, weight and individual idiocynrasies like allergies or illnesses, and desired amount of calories to consume

  17. QUESTION:
    Diet Plan to lose weight in one week question?
    If I only eat carbohydrates (rice, bread, etc) for breakfast,
    then soup/salad for lunch with little bread/rice,
    and small portion of salad and meat (fish, beef, chicken) for dinner
    and only drink water for one week will I lose weight?
    I'm aiming for 5kg (about 10 pounds).
    - this is not a dietician diet plan, it's just my eating habit I've developed quite recently.

    • ANSWER:
      Drinking water, eating more protein and less fat. http://tinyurl.com/2aw2wtn

  18. QUESTION:
    Free online Diet plan?
    I have a project to do, and it requires a 2 week diet plan.
    is there a place online where i can get one for free?

    • ANSWER:
      This may help:
      http://www.weightlossresources.co.uk/diet/plans/summer_shorts.htm

  19. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy diet and exercise plan for a 13 yo female?
    I'm a female 13 year old, 5'5 and 127 pounds. I look and feel slightly overweight, I really want to change that! Would this be considered a good exercise and diet plan?

    Exercise
    1 hours of intense dance practice. Twice a week.
    30 minutes - 1 hour walk. Every night.
    45 minutes of miscellaneous sports and running OR swimming. 2 - 3 times a week.

    Diet Plan -daily-
    Breakfast: Banana smoothie OR yogurt and muesli mixed.
    Snack: 1 Golden door muffin (No sugar or fats) and a few rice crackers.
    Lunch: Chicken wrap ( + Lettuce, carrot, cucumber, garlic hummus) and an apple.
    Dinner: One type of meat (Beef, Chicken, Pork, Fish etc.), Salad, and potatoes OR rice.

    Is this a healthy plan? If not, ideas please!

    • ANSWER:
      First off, I wouldn't even say that you're slightly overweight. 127 pounds is a healthy weight for someone of your age and height.You may 'feel' slightly overweight, but using a body weight chart I found for someone of your age/height that truly being overweight starts around 155-160. So feel good about 127 ;)

      Anyways, nothing with wrong wanting to lose some weight. As long as it's done via better diet and more exercise because that's the best way to do it and the healthiest. And you definitely seem to know that..because everything looks great. Dance,running and swimming are all great cardio..I espeically like swimming because it's a lot easier on the knees/joints than most cardio.

      That diet plan also looks great. For the meat I would lean more towards fish and chicken than beef. Also eat at least a little bit of broccoli if you don't already. One medium stalk of broccoli has over 100 percent of your daily vitamin K requirement and close to 200 percent of your recommended daily dose of vitamin C, Two essential bone-building nutrients. And obviously drink plenty of water :D But all in all that is a very disciplined plan you have! Stick with it and you'll be healthier than a large majority of the kids your age. Good luck!

  20. QUESTION:
    I am 14 years old, 5'5'' and 115lbs. What do you think of my diet plan? THANKS!!?
    The One Week Diet Plan
    DAY ONE (Monday) – 30 minute aerobic stretching, 75 minutes ballet class, Vacuum Pose for 5 minutes in the morning, 5 in the evening –
    Breakfast: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Banana. Cinnamon-honey drink. Pill.
    Mid-morning: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Lunch: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Apple. Water.
    Mid-afternoon: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Snack: Celery sticks. Water.
    Dinner: 1 small sweet potato and half-cup chopped tomatoes. Water.
    Dessert: Grapefruit. Cinnamon-honey drink.

    DAY TWO (Tuesday) – 30 minute jog, Vacuum Pose for 5 minutes in the morning, 5 in the evening –
    Breakfast: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Banana. Cinnamon-honey drink. Pill.
    Mid-morning: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Lunch: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Veggie sticks. Water.
    Mid-afternoon: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Snack: Celery sticks. Water.
    Dinner: Salad. Water.
    Dessert: Grapefruit. Cinnamon-honey drink.

    DAY THREE (Wednesday) – 30 minute cardio, 75 minutes ballet class, Vacuum Pose for 5 minutes in the morning, 5 in the evening -
    All vegetables. Eat until you are stuffed with fresh raw, cooked or canned veggies.
    Breakfast: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Banana. Cinnamon-honey drink. Pill.
    Mid-morning: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Lunch: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Apple. Water.
    Mid-afternoon: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Snack: Banana. Water.
    Dinner: Corn on the cob and homemade tomato soup. Water.
    Dessert: Cinnamon-honey drink.

    DAY FOUR(Thursday) – 30 minute power walk, Vacuum Pose for 5 minutes in the morning, 5 in the evening -
    Eat all the fruit and veggies you want.
    Breakfast: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Banana. Cinnamon-honey drink. Pill.
    Mid-morning: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Lunch: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Veggie sticks. Water.
    Mid-afternoon: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Snack: Apple. Water.
    Dinner: Grilled peppers and crackers with hummus. Water.
    Dessert: Raspberry slush drink. No cinnamon-honey drink tonight.

    DAY FIVE (Friday) – 30 minutes strength training, Vacuum Pose for 5 minutes in the morning, 5 in the evening -
    Bananas and skim milk: Eat at least 3 bananas and drink as much milk as you can today.
    Breakfast: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Banana. Cinnamon-honey drink. Pill.
    Mid-morning: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Lunch: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Apple. Water.
    Mid-afternoon: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Snack: Grapefruit. Water.
    Dinner: Limited portions. Water.
    Dessert: Banana with cinnamon-honey drink.

    DAY SIX (Saturday) – 60 minute walk, 75 minutes of ballet, Vacuum Pose for 5 minutes in the morning, 5 in the evening -
    Tomatoes and cucumber today.
    Breakfast: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Banana. Cinnamon-honey drink. Pill.
    Mid-morning: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Lunch: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Veggie sticks. Water.
    Mid-afternoon: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Snack: Apple. Water.
    Dinner: Salad. Water.
    Later: Veggies with hummus. Cinnamon-honey drink.

    DAY SEVEN (Sunday) – 30 minute stretching, Vacuum Pose for 5 minutes in the morning, 5 in the evening –
    Breakfast: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Banana. Cinnamon-honey drink. Pill.
    Mid-morning: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Lunch: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Apple. Water.
    Mid-afternoon: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Snack: Carrot sticks. Water.
    Dinner: 12 steamed carrots, half-cup whole wheat vegan pasta, and quater-cup tomato sauce. Water.
    Dessert: Grapefruit. Cinnamon-honey drink.

    Cinnamon-Honey Recipe:
    Ingredients:
    Two (2) teaspoon of cinnamon powder
    Four (4) teaspoon of honey
    Two (2) cup of boiling water (16 oz)

    Preparation:
    Mix the cinnamon and honey in cup and make a paste. Let set it for 30 minutes. Add the boiling water and stir the mixture with water. Cover the cup for half an hour. After 30 minute filter the mixture. Wait until it cools enough for drinking and it’s ready.

    Extra-virgin Coconut Oil
    You'll want it to be "extra virgin" as opposed to the regular coconut oil for purity reasons. All you do is take 1 tablespoon between meals (on an empty stomach) twice a day. A clear majority of my clients who followed this advice lost over 5 pounds in LESS THAN 2 weeks. Extra virgin coconut oil only costs or so for a jar.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't need to lose weight, but you should always eat healthy.

  21. QUESTION:
    I am 14 years old, 5'5'' and 115 pounds. What do you think of my diet plan?
    The One Week Diet Plan
    DAY ONE (Monday) – 30 minute aerobic stretching, 75 minutes ballet class, Vacuum Pose for 5 minutes in the morning, 5 in the evening –
    Breakfast: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Banana. Cinnamon-honey drink. Pill.
    Mid-morning: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Lunch: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Apple. Water.
    Mid-afternoon: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Snack: Celery sticks. Water.
    Dinner: 1 small sweet potato and half-cup chopped tomatoes. Water.
    Dessert: Grapefruit. Cinnamon-honey drink.

    DAY TWO (Tuesday) – 30 minute jog, Vacuum Pose for 5 minutes in the morning, 5 in the evening –
    Breakfast: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Banana. Cinnamon-honey drink. Pill.
    Mid-morning: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Lunch: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Veggie sticks. Water.
    Mid-afternoon: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Snack: Celery sticks. Water.
    Dinner: Salad. Water.
    Dessert: Grapefruit. Cinnamon-honey drink.

    DAY THREE (Wednesday) – 30 minute cardio, 75 minutes ballet class, Vacuum Pose for 5 minutes in the morning, 5 in the evening -
    All vegetables. Eat until you are stuffed with fresh raw, cooked or canned veggies.
    Breakfast: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Banana. Cinnamon-honey drink. Pill.
    Mid-morning: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Lunch: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Apple. Water.
    Mid-afternoon: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Snack: Banana. Water.
    Dinner: Corn on the cob and homemade tomato soup. Water.
    Dessert: Cinnamon-honey drink.

    DAY FOUR(Thursday) – 30 minute power walk, Vacuum Pose for 5 minutes in the morning, 5 in the evening -
    Eat all the fruit and veggies you want.
    Breakfast: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Banana. Cinnamon-honey drink. Pill.
    Mid-morning: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Lunch: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Veggie sticks. Water.
    Mid-afternoon: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Snack: Apple. Water.
    Dinner: Grilled peppers and crackers with hummus. Water.
    Dessert: Raspberry slush drink. No cinnamon-honey drink tonight.

    DAY FIVE (Friday) – 30 minutes strength training, Vacuum Pose for 5 minutes in the morning, 5 in the evening -
    Bananas and skim milk: Eat at least 3 bananas and drink as much milk as you can today.
    Breakfast: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Banana. Cinnamon-honey drink. Pill.
    Mid-morning: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Lunch: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Apple. Water.
    Mid-afternoon: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Snack: Grapefruit. Water.
    Dinner: Limited portions. Water.
    Dessert: Banana with cinnamon-honey drink.

    DAY SIX (Saturday) – 60 minute walk, 75 minutes of ballet, Vacuum Pose for 5 minutes in the morning, 5 in the evening -
    Tomatoes and cucumber today.
    Breakfast: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Banana. Cinnamon-honey drink. Pill.
    Mid-morning: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Lunch: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Veggie sticks. Water.
    Mid-afternoon: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Snack: Apple. Water.
    Dinner: Salad. Water.
    Later: Veggies with hummus. Cinnamon-honey drink.

    DAY SEVEN (Sunday) – 30 minute stretching, Vacuum Pose for 5 minutes in the morning, 5 in the evening –
    Breakfast: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Banana. Cinnamon-honey drink. Pill.
    Mid-morning: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Lunch: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Apple. Water.
    Mid-afternoon: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Snack: Carrot sticks. Water.
    Dinner: 12 steamed carrots, half-cup whole wheat vegan pasta, and quater-cup tomato sauce. Water.
    Dessert: Grapefruit. Cinnamon-honey drink.

    Cinnamon-Honey Recipe:
    Ingredients:
    Two (2) teaspoon of cinnamon powder
    Four (4) teaspoon of honey
    Two (2) cup of boiling water (16 oz)

    Preparation:
    Mix the cinnamon and honey in cup and make a paste. Let set it for 30 minutes. Add the boiling water and stir the mixture with water. Cover the cup for half an hour. After 30 minute filter the mixture. Wait until it cools enough for drinking and it’s ready.

    Extra-virgin Coconut Oil
    You'll want it to be "extra virgin" as opposed to the regular coconut oil for purity reasons. All you do is take 1 tablespoon between meals (on an empty stomach) twice a day. A clear majority of my clients who followed this advice lost over 5 pounds in LESS THAN 2 weeks. Extra virgin coconut oil only costs or so for a jar.

    • ANSWER:
      You don't need to lose any weight.

      The exercising will help your physical fitness though. Two cups of cereal is 2 servings, I would stick with one cup. The special K diet is completely ridiculous. And that isn't enough food at dinner.

      I really don't think drinking all that coconut oil is going to do a darn thing for you except provide extra fat and calories.

      This is all fad stuff. As a growing child you need to just eat healthy portions of protein (which this diet doesn't provide nearly enough), complex whole grain carbs and a good amount of fruits and veggies.

  22. QUESTION:
    Can any one suggest me a diet plan for a week. I eat chicken once a week. ?

    • ANSWER:
      Here's some ideas (I'll do a vegan/vegetarian meal plan):

      Breakfast:
      1. Oatmeal with honey if not vegan, if vegan with cinnamon sugar and a apple
      2. An orange and a fresh melon cup prepared by yourself
      3. Fruit smoothie, with low sugar, and maybe more oatmeal with walnuts
      4. B12 fortified cereal with almond milk
      5. A large bran muffin and a glass of almond milk
      6. A bagel or English muffin with non-hydrogenated margarine
      7. Apple flax muffins: http://www.vegkitchen.com/recipes/vegan-baking-and-sweets/muffin-mania/yummy-apple-flax-muffins/ and a big glass of black tea (for the B12)

      Lunch or Dinner:
      1. Cuban black bean soup: http://www.daisycooks.com/pages/recipes_detail.cfm?ID=32
      You can substitute the chicken broth for veggie

      2. Acaraje:
      1 pound navy beans or black-eyed peas, cooked and drained
      2 pounds small shrimp, peeled, deveined and cut into ¼-inch dice
      Half a small Spanish onion, diced very fine (about ½ cup)
      2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
      2 teaspoons fine sea or kosher salt
      Half a Scotch bonnet chili pepper or chili pepper of your choice, finely chopped
      ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
      ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
      All-purpose flour
      Vegetable oil
      1. Mash about two-thirds of the beans to a paste in a large bowl. Stir in the remaining beans and then the shrimp, onion, cilantro, salt, chili, black pepper, and cumin.
      2. Form the bean mix into six 3 ½-inch patties, lining them up on a baking sheet as you go. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to 8 hours. Refrigerating the cakes will firm them up and make them easier to handle.
      3. Pour enough oil into a 12-inch skillet to fill ½-inch, about 1 cup. Heat the oil over medium-high heat until rippling.
      4. Meanwhile, spread a thick layer of flour out on a plate. Coat both sides of the patties, handling them gently. Slip the patties into the oil and cook, turning once, until golden brown on both sides and the shrimp is cooked through, about 8 minutes. Drain on paper towels and serve hot.

      You can opt-out the shrimp. And Serve the patties with a little spicy pineapple vinegar.

      3. Rice with Yellow Corn: http://www.daisycooks.com/pages/recipes_detail.cfm?ID=35
      You can use veggie stock instead of chicken
      4. Vegan taco salad: http://www.vegkitchen.com/recipes/everyday-meals/main-dish-salads/taco-salad/
      5. Pineapple rice Salad: http://www.vegkitchen.com/recipes/everyday-meals/main-dish-salads/pineapple-rice-salad/
      6. Veggie Bhaji: http://www.vegkitchen.com/recipes/everyday-meals/stir-fries/veggie-bhaji/
      7. Pasta with Roasted Veggies and Olives: http://www.vegkitchen.com/recipes/pasta-and-noodles/pasta-dishes/pasta-with-roasted-vegetables-and-olives/

      Just try to get enough protein, and essential vitamins/minerals. Almond milk is packed with calcium, so if you drink that with a meal a day, you'll be good on the calcium. Good luck!

  23. QUESTION:
    Good diet Plan Big Cross Country race in one week?
    I need the best possible diet plan for the next week for cross country.
    I run Mt.Sac THIS COMING FRIDAY and Want to PR at it. Hills are my best and my miles very throughout the 5's.
    A good Calorie goal and food list ( or something) Would be much appreciated.
    I dont know what coach has planned for this week, but usually its 10-13 miles monday, 40 minutes easy running+ 2 hills tuesday, Intervals wednesday, and usually the races are saturday so we'd do something thursday but since the race is friday I'd do pre race day warm up thursday.
    Thankyou

    • ANSWER:
      Ideally, your diet should consist of about 50-70% carbohydrates, 10-20% proteins and 20-30% fats. Stay hydrated every day, drinking one ounce of water for every two pounds you weigh.

      Before Running: For runs lasting 20-45 minutes, you don’t need to eat beforehand unless you haven’t eaten for several hours. Pre-run snacks: banana, whole-grain crackers with hummus or peanut butter, yogurt with fresh fruit.

      After Running: For runs of 45 minutes or more or if it will be a few hours until your next meal, apples slices with peanut butter or 8 oz of chocolate milk.

  24. QUESTION:
    make a diet plan....for one week!!!?
    I'll do any thing even liquid diet, anything.......
    I love cheerios, but i'll do anythink even liquid diet....

    • ANSWER:
      If you want to lose weight, you need to two things: eat less and exercise more. Weight gain happens when you create a calorie surplus (eat more than you burn). Your body takes the excess calories and converts them to fat which get stored around your stomach, arms and thighs. The longer you remain in a calorie surplus, the more weight you'll gain. To lose that weight, you need to do the opposite. You need to create a calorie deficit (start eating less than you burn).

      Your first step is to figure out how many calories you burn on a daily basis. This calculator will help you out http://calorieneedscalculator.com The number you get from this tool is what your body burns on a daily basis. To lose weight, simply eat less. It sounds a lot easier than it is but making small changes helps you adjust to a new lifestyle. Don't think of this as a diet, think of it as a new life. Instead of eating foods high in sugars, white flour and saturated fat, go with fruits, vegetables, whole wheats, fish, lean meats, nuts and beans. In addition to eating less, you also need to exercise more. Start off at 1-2 times per week and work your way up to 3-5 times per week.

      Don't make all of these changes at once or you won't be able to properly adjust to them. Generally, eating healthier foods will decrease your calorie intake. Compare a doughnut to an apple and you'll see that healthy foods are lower in calories. You can find some more information at the Beginner's Guide to Dieting - http://straightdiet.com

  25. QUESTION:
    Calorie-shifting diet and maintenance of weight ! Pleaseee help!?
    Hello everyone :)
    I managed to successfully lose 12 pounds while I was dieting!! Yay:)! Now I am 97 pounds, the weight I want, and i want to MAINTAIN. I've been on a strict 1200 calorie/day diet. Last week, someone told me that I should have a cheat day where I eat more calories, and so I tried this out and ended up binging on all the foods i love (chocolate, cookies, more chocolate, cookies... did i mention chocolate? and then sushi buffet, and donuts.. etc) so i ended up consuming like 4000 calories... it took me 4 days -_- to get back to 97 pounds.. anyways i know now that cheat days, i can go overboard and it does not work for me, but I've recently come across the calorie-cycling/shifting diet. How does it work? Is this like,, for 6 days you eat a fixed amount and then you eat a lot on the 7th day? or you constantly alternate calories between 7 days? could anyone PLEASE plan a one week diet plan for me for this calorie-shifting diet if i want to maintain 97 pounds? My BMR is about 1230. One question i have is that people said never go below 1200 calories, but if i am going to calorie shift, don't i HAVE to go less than 1200 for a few days of the week? :S Would someone please write out a one-week plan calorie-shifting diet?
    and does this work for maintaining weight like i do? how many calories should i eat per day?
    Thank yousss ~~!

    • ANSWER:
      You are pretty skinny, how old are you and how tall are you?
      It is true that you shouldn't go below 1200 a day ESPECIALLY if you're young.
      but if you distribute correctly, you'll still get the same amount each week.
      Your weekly calorie should look something like this:
      Monday-1300
      Tuesday-1300
      Wednesday-1800
      Thursday-1200
      Friday-1300
      Saturday-1200
      Sunday-1300
      [You might want to go up some to maintain.]
      the key is to have a different amount everyday to keep your body guessing and your metabolism high.
      don't add TOO much junk food to your splurge day, too much carbs will get stored- usually in your belly.

  26. QUESTION:
    how do i lose 5 pounds in one week? please give specific diet plan and list meals etc?

    • ANSWER:
      meal list? the diet meal lists are spreaded around over the internet. that's too complicated to you.

      my method is pretty simple
      1. don't eat and drink anything with sugur (like coke, sports drink, beers, cookies, ice cream, and other junky foods), and limit your carbohydrate input (a slice bread or two spoons of noodle or rice every meal), and no more that.
      2. drink prenty of water, say 2 liters or more everyday.
      3. don't eat and drink anything after dinner except for water.
      4. better walking or jogging one hour after dinner three times a week.

      the key points are no sugur, more water and a little execises. you can eat what you like but not too much. you may feel hungry sometimes during the day, but you can only drink water, or some sugur free biscuits.

      follow it and guarantee you to lose weight 2.5kg more or less a week. good luck.

  27. QUESTION:
    Diet plan for week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
    Does anybody know a diet plan that'll make u lose weight in one week thank u

    By the way its for science :) :) :) the human body thank you XOxo

    • ANSWER:
      Most diet plans do not work. Generally the first few pounds you lose is water. The best way to lose weight is to reduce or eliminate your salt, and sugar intake. So cut back on fast foods and junk foods. Eat more fruits and vegetables, get plenty of exercise and stay active.

  28. QUESTION:
    Diet plan for 2 weeks.?
    I need a diet plan that doesn't go below 1,100 per day, that doesn't completely cut out junk. I mean, yea, not eating it everyday but I would lik calories e to at least have it sometimes. But I only would like a 2 week plan, that will lose me 5 pounds by March 26. So, a vegetarian, so meat is outta the question. I like soup veggies fruit, tofu, veggie burgers and bagels. I like way more than that to though...BTW for lunch tomorrow I am bringing half a chocolate chip bagel from panera, One apple and a sausage substitute patty (its 60 calories per serving..) I can't change that because I already packed everything. So Just a simple diet plan, and exercise plan (no more than 2 miles a day. Also, no more than 10 push ups per rep. I barely can do ten...) I weigh 116 pounds and am 5 feet 6 inches BTW. Thanks a lot!!! I also have P.E. every other day. We do simple warm ups and run 3/4 a mile..
    Oh and I don't wanna gain muscle weight. I want to lose the weight! I still have some excess fat on my tummy, so if I lose 5 pounds it should get rid of most of it

    • ANSWER:
      don't count calories! it doesn't work and it gets too hard, and means you're only thinking about your weight all the time so it'll seem like nothing is happening. the best way is to not cut out junk altogether if you dont wan to, because then you might give up and binge (which is teh worst thing)- just pick one day a week, like the weekend, where you allow youself a treat. DOn't binge! but let yourself have something, and also durng the week you should do exercise.

      all those fad diets and calorie-countging... it doesn't work. i know it sucks, but the only way is to eat well and exercise. sorry!

  29. QUESTION:
    I am a person who wants to get fitter I would be thankful if some one could write a 6 week plan for me or tips
    I know the diet to follow but i need help on choosing a guideplan to follow, i.e circuits 30 mins 1 day etc. I would like to improove my endurance and speed any help plz?

    • ANSWER:
      WEEK 1
      exercise running/cycling/swimming
      min 1 hour

      exercise
      try to go to an hours class at a local gym for example boxer fit/ keep fit / aerobic / gym

      FOR THE REST PLEASE EMAIL ME jodiebennett1@yahoo.co.uk

  30. QUESTION:
    What is a great 'lose weight fast' diet?
    I'd like to lose at least 5 pounds in one week (I understand it's best to lose 1 to 2 a week) however, I'd like to lose it faster than that. Does anyone know of any great one or two week diet plans (or just short term) to help you lose weight quickly? I already drink a TON of water, so I've got that part down pat...any other suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Ok for 2 days do the following:

      Eat 5 oranges a day
      Eat 2 eggs a day
      Eat unlimited amounts of of chicken & shrimp
      Eat unlimited amounts of Cucmbers, brocolii, lettuce

      unlimited amounts of light dressing and 1/4 tablespoon of mortons lite salt.

      Drink tons of water.
      Follow this and you will lose 5-7 pound in 2 days. good luck, let me know how it worked.

  31. QUESTION:
    Will this Diet plan be okay for me?
    I just had a baby 6 weeks ago via c section and will start exercise tomorrow and diet. I was 145 before, and was 200 when I had her. Now I weigh 174 lb. I plan on doing turbo jam, 90 min Of exercise a day. And this is my diet plan...

    Week One: (3 days)
    3 day low cal diet
    Approx. 600 cal a day
    Around 1.2 lbs in 3 days

    Week Two:
    Beverly Hills diet
    Approx. 900 cal a day
    Around 2.1 lbs in 7 days

    Week Three:
    Cabbage Soup diet
    Approx. 600 cal a day
    Around 2.7 lb in 7 days

    Week Four:
    Low fat Low Cal.
    Approx. 800 cal a day
    Around 2.3 lb in 7 days

    So I plan on repeating this diet every month until I reach my goal, each month total weight loss is 8-8.3 lb a month. So by July ill have lost 50 lb and reached my weight loss goal! This is just from diet alone. So is this okay if I transition my diet from low cal 600 a day, then next week higher up 800-900 cal a day. What do you think?! (: its not crash dieting?

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    Diet and exercise tips for valentines day?
    I'm a teen and want to tone up a bit before V-day so I want some times one toning the body...
    I know a lot of 3 week diet plans and stuff but I want to know your opinion! :]

    • ANSWER:
      crunches, wieghts, and push ups tone alot!

      Do them when your watching tv or when your bored. You dont have to go overboard and tire yourself out, just do at least 30 crunches, 15 pushups, and 15 min. using wieghts, all in one day! (not too much, is it?)

      Also, if you have on demand on your tv, then you can go to "free on demand" and they have a section that has all these video's on how to tone/exercise whatever you want to toneup on, for free!!

      Good luck, and as long as you do simple exercise's starting from today, than you'll look great on V-day!

  33. QUESTION:
    i need healthy eating tips? not a diet? but just like a 7 week plan?
    I am 16 years old and last year I went through severe depression. I lost about 5-6 kilograms every 2 weeks for about 2 months. So in total I lost about 20 kilograms. I was hospitalised at one stage and my specialist there put me on this plan to gain weight and all that sort of thing (along with there stupid medications and a naturopath!) and yeah, i put on weight. but now im about 10-15 kilo's heavier than i EVER have been, which in Australia, is considered a little overweight. anyway, i dont want a diet cause i dont think its too necesary. I just want something for a 7 day plan type thing. eg; breakfast-1 egg bla bla bla lunch- etc etc if you get me? any help would be EXTREMELY appreciated? i get really embarassed when people see me coz they know what i went through and dont recognise me coz they only remember me as this extremely skinny girl and now i feel fat =(

    • ANSWER:
      have three small meals and 2 150 calorie snacks every day

  34. QUESTION:
    What's the best one week diet?
    I want to go on a one week diet to try to kick-start my summer weight loss plan. I don't want to make it a crash diet, so I was thinking of eating grilled chicken, eggs, and grapefruit for a week. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      How about the 3 day diet???

      http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/the-3-day-diet

  35. QUESTION:
    Does fasting 2 days a week but not back-to-back sound like a good diet plan, if one eats well on off days?
    Thanks for considering this question.

    • ANSWER:
      Fasting is great for so many reasons besides weight loss. When fasting your body does self-digest excess fat. People may think it is wrong because they confuse fasting with starving. Remember though, watch your diet on the days you don't fast or you can gain the weight back.

  36. QUESTION:
    What's an easy diet and exercise plan to loose 10 pounds in one week?
    It's not me wanting to loose the weight. (Long story) But my friend Bethany is 12 and weighs 147 lbs and is about 4 feet 7 inches. She wants to weigh 100 lbs by thanksgiving. (i don't think it's realistic but whatever) she wants to blast fat on her butt, stomach, hips, thighs, and arms. Any ideas? thanks. 10 lbs in a week...

    • ANSWER:
      Ten pounds in one week is a tall order. It won't be easy but here's an option:
      1) Go on the 5-4-3-2-1 diet
      http://www.easy-weightloss-tips.com/5-4-3-2-1diet.html
      It works really well, but choose healthy foods to eat (lean protein, veggies, fruits, whole-grains, low-fat dairy, heart-healthy oils). You don't want your metabolism to get sluggish because that slows weight loss.
      2) Give up all sweet drinks (even diet soda) and drink mostly water
      3) Give up all extra sodium (don't salt your food and don't eat salty food)
      4) Give up sugar (this is easy after the first three days)
      5) Be active 30-60 minutes a day (the more the better for your metabolism and for burning calories) Do target exercises for those problem areas you mentioned each night, three sets of 15 repetitions. You can find some great ones here:
      http://www.easy-weightloss-tips.com/target-exercises.html
      Good luck!

  37. QUESTION:
    how to lose 3 pounds in one week? any good diet plans that worked for ya'll?
    im 16 and i weight 130 pounds but i wanna loose 10 pounds... and i want it to be in like one month..can any of yall help with that?

    • ANSWER:
      find calorie/fitness calculator on the net, enter your stats and it will tell you how many calories a day you need to maintain your weight. take 300-400calories off that number and that's how much you need to lose weight.
      eat 5-6 small meals a day instead of 3 big ones.
      5-8 servings of fruit and vegetables a day.
      8 glasses of water a day.
      4-6 times a week cardio work out for 30-50min plus light weight training.
      no junk food, no sodas, no white flour (white bread, pasta, cookies, cakes etc)

  38. QUESTION:
    One Week Plan WEIGHT LOST?
    I am trying to lose some weight in one week since tomorrow our school starts spring vacation, but im not sure if this is the right diet.

    1.Vegetable Soup: BUNCHS OF VEgetables with Chicken broth from boiling real chicken breasts.
    2.Dried SeaWeed(it says 1calorie)
    3. Wulong Tea

    I drink Wulong Tea about 3-5 cups a day. And I eat one meal of vegetable soup about 2 cups. And Eat dried seaweed as a snack.

    Im also wondering if adding an apple will ruin my weight lost. I heard it act as carbohydrate like potatoes so im trying to stay away from.
    So far i been walking and jogging 2 hours a day and exercise 1 hour of other cardio exercise.
    I So far weight 170, planning to drop at least 20 pounds.
    And here is my thing!Will it kill my health? Like my body will start storing fat instead of losing it?IS THIS BAD?

    • ANSWER:
      You can find: How to lose 2 pounds a week?
      I believe that weight loss always starts from mindset. This is the reason why i am able to lose 15kg in 2 months and maintain for 3 years straight, all the way till my pregnancy.

      1) What is my goal? I want to lose __kg in __ time.
      2) Why do I want to achieve this goal? (if possible, come up with 50 reasons)
      3) If I do not achieve it, what pains will I have? (come up with as many reasons as possible)
      4) If I achieve it, what happiness will I have? (come up with as many reasons as possible)
      5) What will happen to me if I continue my current situation for the next 10 years?
      6) Then when do I want to take action?

      Some solutions I can offer you for diet:
      Breakfast: eat fruits/drink fruit juice
      Lunch: Less carbo, more veg and fruits, less seafood, meat and eggs
      Dinner: Same as lunch but no solid food after 8pm. Soups are great dinners

      If you want to exercise to enhance the speed of weight loss. Go for some light jogging or do something you enjoy like an aerobic class or kick boxing class...
      More infomation the link: http://www.healthylifeday.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=207&Itemid=62

  39. QUESTION:
    Can some one help me with a diet and exercise plan?
    I want to go from a size 16 to a 12 or 10( i perfer 10)
    My birthday is in mid december =D
    and i want to lose weight (personal reasons)
    i need a diet and exercise plan
    i can work out like 3 times a week cuz i have an extremly tight schedule im in highschool and i also take some college classes and APs.
    so yeah 3 times a week exercise plan would be great (fri,sat,sun)
    and s diet plan
    like i want to lose weight and what to be in size 10 jeans.
    is it possible to go from a size 16 ae jeans to a size 10?
    i really want to lose that weight buy mid december
    please please please help

    • ANSWER:
      just cut all the foods with a lot of fat/sugar in your diet. also run for at leas 20 min everyday. on top of that do hip turn and sit-ups. drink a lot of water and get a good nights sleep. try snacking on fruits or vegetables. also try walking places. if you must snack, try getting something that is fat free. good luck.

  40. QUESTION:
    Diet plan for 1 week, how much weight can i lose?
    I would be eating 1,000 calories or less with 0 GRAMS OF FAT!
    there are plenty of things fat free, like yougurt, vegetables, fruits and other foods.

    for one week plus 10 minutes jope rumping morning and night...how much weight can i lose in one week???

    i'm 5'7 140lbs

    • ANSWER:
      id say around 5 pounds a week
      possibly more or less by 2 pounds or so, it depends

  41. QUESTION:
    diet meal plan for the week.?
    someone give me a weeks meal plan breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks i am fast paced person i dont have time to make lengthy meals so fast ones please and i am looking around 600-700 cals a day and not much carbs. near the vlcd (very low cal diet) i do not want any sites to look at i want someone to write me a meal plan.

    heidi's mummy if you feel generous!!!

    thanks

    dont eat lamb, and dont have much time to prepare meals. but all sounds good heidi's mummy.
    p.s i am on yahoo chat nowski!!

    • ANSWER:
      Where have you been?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

      Anywho.

      Brekkie,

      Monday - 2x boiled eggs and 1 thin slice of wholemeal toast
      Tuesyogurtatural yoghurt and fruit mueslikling of musli or chopped nuts
      Wednesday - 1 weetabix and splash of milk with some dried fruit or nuts
      Thursomeletpinach omlette - 2 eggs whisked with fresh spinach and microwaved (saves time) dollop of tomato sauce, slice of toast
      Friday - Mushrooms quicklymatoes (microwave them quicky with some stock) and a slice of toast
      Saturday - Sausage sandwich - 2 thin sausages on 2 thin slices of bread with tom or brown sauce.

      Lunches

      Monday - Ham and salad pitta (loads of salad) with some low fat or no fat dressing
      Tuesday - vegetable sticks and small dollop of hummus (abut 3 or 4 table spoons)
      Wednesday - can of non creamy style soup (minestrone is good) and small wholemeal roll (get out your thermos)
      Thursday - tuna and 4 crackers with salad cream and some sliced cucumber
      Friday - ham/tuna/chicken wrap with lots of salad
      Saturday - Ryvita minis with some cream cheese and some veg sticks

      Dinner
      Monday - chicken breast (put some herbs etc on if you want) wilted spinach and 100g of potato
      Tuesday - Pork and vegetable kebabs - get some pork loin and cut into chunks and feed onto skewers with cherry toms, mushrooms, corgettes and onions - grill and serve with some sweet chilli dipping sauce and 100g (cooked weight) of boiled plain rice
      Wednesday - Lamb chops (no fat) with lots of steamed veg and 100 g of potato
      Thursday - Steak with sweet potato chips and lots of salad (sweet pots are yams and are not strictly potatoes - lots less carbs than regular pots) cut a medium sized yam into chunks, spray with cooking spray and bake until soft and browned.
      Friday - Any ready made curry, i.e 'be good to yourself' 1 bhaji
      Saturday - chicken wings in sauce (any low fat sauce) and roasted vegetables like corgette, peppers, onions, aubergine.
      Sunday - Pork, 100g dry roast potatoes (spray them with fry light and roast in oven) lots of veg and a table spoon of stuffing

      Snacks
      You know this - fruit and vegetables.

      Hope this helps
      Kez xx

  42. QUESTION:
    Can you help me find a diet plan site?
    I need to find a site that has a written out diet plan for one week that I can follow, any suggestions? I don't know if there's even such a thing as that. It would really be help full if there was one for dancers.

    • ANSWER:
      I use bodybuilding.com if i can't talk to my trainer dietician or nutritionist

  43. QUESTION:
    I need a diet plan to loose 2-3kgs weight in one week.?
    pls note that i need to follow a balanced diet plan and dont inted to go on starving. thank you.

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    I need a diet plan, to loose fat and gain muscle?
    Hello all I am not over weight but also not in shape, if you know what i mean, I am 5ft10 and 11.8 stone.

    My whole life I have been on and off diets and the Gym , but it never seems to do any thing to my body it always seems to stay the same,

    I am looking for some advice on how to build up from home as I dont realy have much time or cash to go to the gym, I have weights and a sit up bar, I really need some one to plan a diet/ work out for me, Please nothing time "Stay of fatty foods and do 50 sit ups an hour rubbish, unlike most I am not looking for a miricle 2 week plan, just some guidence from some one that has do this before.

    Please help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      OK, i was chubby after highschool then I realized I had to change. If you want changes in your appearance then you have to change your lifestyle, its that simple. You have to understand that these things take time and persistence will get you there.
      Now, eat whole grains (no more whitebread!!!), fresh veggies, lean proteins, limit foods like sweets and cheeses, and take in plenty of water. Watch your carbohydrate intake late in the day, no crackers before bed, chicken breast instead. This is because if you are giving your body energy when it doesnt need it, its going to get stores as fat. Pretty much eat the way a parent tells their young kid that wants sweets and candy.
      Workouts: you can do plenty at your house, get online and research workouts and find a couple that you like. Again, you must stick with these things for months! Persistence. Do a workout 3-5 times a week and dont half a$$ them. Good form and control is better then tons of weight. Focus! All of the info you need can be found in numerous magazines and the internet, its up to you to actually do. No one cares how fat you are, so you have to care and change it!
      Good luck!

  45. QUESTION:
    Boxing diet !! i need serious help !!?
    Could any one provide and example of a diet for a boxer (not the dog variety lol). I understand that boxer's need lots of protein and carbohydrates.
    I am writing a two week diet plan for my course work for a nutrition assignment and wondered if anyone had any experience or knowledge of a good diet??

    I am really stuck right now so if any one could help me i would be extremely grateful !!

    xcourtneyx

    • ANSWER:
      will you should eat somthing good

  46. QUESTION:
    How much weight will I lose on this plan?
    I am going on a two week diet plan. The first week I will follow the cabbage soup diet. In addition to this, I will be exercising 6 out of the seven days. For the second week, I will be on a low - carb, low - fat, and no - sugar diet. In addition to this, I will be again exercising 6 times a week. My exercising for all days of both weeks will be 40 minutes of interval cardio activity on the treadmill, 100 reps of one sit up to the side, one sit up to the front, aand one sit up to the other side, and working on my arms. How much weight will I lose if I'm 5'4'' and weigh 135 pounds? Will I have a flat belly? More toned legs? More toned arms?

    PS - Can anyone please please tell me good, simple exercises to get my arms toned up in 2 weeks?

    • ANSWER:

  47. QUESTION:
    I am thinking of starting the low GI diet, can you help?
    I am thinking of starting the low GI diet so I can get healthier, more fit and lose some weight. I am a vegan is that an issue? I have been looking around and this seems the one best suited to me (and the one that is least likely a stupid scam)

    Is there anyone else using a diet plan like this. How did it affect you? Positively or negatively? Did you find it was easy to stick to?

    I have the book with a twelve week plan and I think that will help me. If I have something to stick to like that.

    Any help you have or comments would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      I just came across a few articles on low GI diet. I am not quite aware of it myself, but thought these articles might help you find that you are looking for. It is said that potatoes are high GI, whilst sweet potatoes (kumara) are low. Wholegrain breads are best, and even better if a bit of oat bran is added to homemade. Oat bran added to just about anything helps lower the GI of the foods you eat. There is more information on these topics. Please visit the site for more details:
      http://www.radarseek.com/low-gi-diet.html

  48. QUESTION:
    Quick weight loss diets...Anyone know of one that works?
    I am trying to find one of those one week diet plans to help me lose some weight before a wedding. I know the best method is diet and exercise. But does anyone know of one of those quick plans? And did it work for you?
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I lost a bunch of weight just by eating low calorie food. There are some great food that you can find that is low cal such as those quakes, (rice cakes) they come is different flavors and "light" yoplat yogut, no fat but still just as good as the regular yogurt.

  49. QUESTION:
    For ASIAN's: Help me find a SOUTH BEACH RECIPE the simplest and easy to find ingredients!?
    I've been reading about south beach diet and got very curious bout it. I want to try it, i love eating but I need to loose 15 pounds on my weight. Can somebody teach me a 2 week diet plan with easy to cook and easy to find ingredients(preferably those in Philippines) I am not good in cooking thats why I don't know some of the ingredients of most recipe being discuss here.

    FYI: I'm 28 married with one kid 2 yr.old

    • ANSWER:
      try this one...

      South Beach Diet

      2 Servings

      Ingredients:

      3/4 cup dried red kidney beans, soaked overnight
      2 teaspoons olive oil
      1/2 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
      1/2 tablespoon chopped garlic
      3/4 cup coarsely chopped onions
      1/2 large sweet red pepper, seeded and diced
      1/2 large green pepper, seeded and diced
      1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced (wear plastic gloves when handling)
      3/4 tablespoons mild chili powder
      1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
      dash ground cinnamon
      1 1/2 cups water
      1 tablespoons tomato paste
      1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
      1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

      Instructions:

      Drain and rinse the beans. Set aside. In a large saucepan, warm the oil over medium-high heat. Add the cumin seeds and sizzle for 5 seconds. Add the garlic, onions, red peppers, green peppers, jalapeño peppers, chili powder, oregano, and cinnamon. Sauté over medium-high heat for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the beans and water.

      Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Uncover and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes, or until the beans are tender. (Add more water if the mixture becomes too dry during cooking.)

      Stir in the tomato paste and salt. Cook for 2 minutes. Just before serving, stir in the cilantro.

      NOTES

      Replace the dried red kidney beans with 2 cans (19 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained.
      Use a combination of black, pinto, and kidney beans.
      This chili will thicken considerably upon standing or overnight refrigeration. Thin as needed with water or vegetable broth.

  50. QUESTION:
    What do you think of this diet? How many calories are burnt and consumed per day? (10 P)?
    The One Week Diet Plan
    DAY ONE (Monday) – 30 minute aerobic stretching, Vacuum Pose for 5 minutes in the morning, 5 in the evening –
    Breakfast: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Banana. Cinnamon-honey drink. Pill.
    Mid-morning: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Lunch: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Apple. Water.
    Mid-afternoon: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Snack: Celery sticks. Water.
    Dinner: 1 small sweet potato and half-cup chopped tomatoes. Water.
    Dessert: Grapefruit. Cinnamon-honey drink.

    DAY TWO (Tuesday) – 30 minute jog, Vacuum Pose for 5 minutes in the morning, 5 in the evening –
    Breakfast: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Banana. Cinnamon-honey drink. Pill.
    Mid-morning: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Lunch: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Veggie sticks. Water.
    Mid-afternoon: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Snack: Celery sticks. Water.
    Dinner: Salad. Water.
    Dessert: Grapefruit. Cinnamon-honey drink.

    DAY THREE (Wednesday) – 30 minute cardio, Vacuum Pose for 5 minutes in the morning, 5 in the evening -
    All vegetables. Eat until you are stuffed with fresh raw, cooked or canned veggies.
    Breakfast: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Banana. Cinnamon-honey drink. Pill.
    Mid-morning: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Lunch: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Apple. Water.
    Mid-afternoon: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Snack: Banana. Water.
    Dinner: Corn on the cob and homemade tomato soup. Water.
    Dessert: Cinnamon-honey drink.

    DAY FOUR(Thursday) – 30 minute power walk, Vacuum Pose for 5 minutes in the morning, 5 in the evening -
    Eat all the fruit and veggies you want.
    Breakfast: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Banana. Cinnamon-honey drink. Pill.
    Mid-morning: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Lunch: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Veggie sticks. Water.
    Mid-afternoon: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Snack: Apple. Water.
    Dinner: Grilled peppers and crackers with hummus. Water.
    Dessert: Raspberry slush drink. No cinnamon-honey drink tonight.

    DAY FIVE (Friday) – 30 minutes strength training, Vacuum Pose for 5 minutes in the morning, 5 in the evening -
    Bananas and skim milk: Eat at least 3 bananas and drink as much milk as you can today.
    Breakfast: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Banana. Cinnamon-honey drink. Pill.
    Mid-morning: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Lunch: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Apple. Water.
    Mid-afternoon: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Snack: Grapefruit. Water.
    Dinner: Limited portions. Water.
    Dessert: Banana with cinnamon-honey drink.

    DAY SIX (Saturday) – 60 minute walk, 75 minutes of ballet, Vacuum Pose for 5 minutes in the morning, 5 in the evening -
    Tomatoes and cucumber today.
    Breakfast: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Banana. Cinnamon-honey drink. Pill.
    Mid-morning: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Lunch: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Veggie sticks. Water.
    Mid-afternoon: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Snack: Apple. Water.
    Dinner: Salad. Water.
    Later: Veggies with hummus. Cinnamon-honey drink.

    DAY SEVEN (Sunday) – 30 minute stretching, Vacuum Pose for 5 minutes in the morning, 5 in the evening –
    Breakfast: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Banana. Cinnamon-honey drink. Pill.
    Mid-morning: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Lunch: 2 cups Special K, 1 cup skim milk. Apple. Water.
    Mid-afternoon: Extra-virgin coconut oil.
    Snack: Carrot sticks. Water.
    Dinner: 12 steamed carrots, half-cup whole wheat vegan pasta, and quater-cup tomato sauce. Water.
    Dessert: Grapefruit. Cinnamon-honey drink.

    Cinnamon-Honey Recipe:
    Ingredients:
    Two (2) teaspoon of cinnamon powder
    Four (4) teaspoon of honey
    Two (2) cup of boiling water (16 oz)

    Preparation:
    Mix the cinnamon and honey in cup and make a paste. Let set it for 30 minutes. Add the boiling water and stir the mixture with water. Cover the cup for half an hour. After 30 minute filter the mixture. Wait until it cools enough for drinking and it’s ready.

    Extra-virgin Coconut Oil
    You'll want it to be "extra virgin" as opposed to the regular coconut oil for purity reasons. All you do is take 1 tablespoon between meals (on an empty stomach) twice a day. A clear majority of my clients who followed this advice lost over 5 pounds in LESS THAN 2 weeks. Extra virgin coconut oil only costs or so for a jar.
    Im a 14 year old female dancer (5 hours of ballet class a week, plus about an hour a day or personal practice). I am 5'5'' and 115lbs. Is this too many calories?

    • ANSWER: