Slim Fast Diet Plan

One popular diet program nowadays is Slim Fast Diet Plan. It is a program that follows a very simple set of steps that starts from the personalization of your meal intake. The goal of this is to reduce calorie intake by controlling the portions eaten while trying to provide a good nutrition, too. A typical plan is mainly consist of Slim Fast Meals along with a regular but sensible meal and several healthy snacks. Slim Fast meals are usually nutritious bars or shakes.

The Slim Fast Diet Plan is composed of four parts: Replace, Combine, Dine and Snack. Replace means eating a breakfast that is different from your usual ones. The suggested breakfast meals are Slim Fast Optima Rich Chocolate Royale Shake, Slim Fast Optima Chocolate Chip Chewy Granola Meal Bar, Slim Fast Optima French Vanilla Shake or Slim Fast Optima Strawberry Cheesecake Meal Bar. Each of these contains a balanced nutrition of a regular meal and 2-5 grams of dietary fiber.

The combine part of the Slim Fast Diet Plan involves mixing Slim Fast diet meals to those foods which you enjoy. Note that only 200 calories of your favorite food can be added to a Slim Fast product. An example of this meal is Slim Fast Optima Shake plus half of a turkey sandwich.

The third part of the Slim Fast Diet Plan, on the other hand, is based on eating sensible meals. The plan includes a Portion Size Guide which will help you decide which food to eat. Ideally, a sensible meal should be ½ a plate of vegetables, ¼ lean source of protein, and ¼ whole grain starch. A dessert can be a serving of a fruit or salad. All in all, this meal should contain at least 500 amounts of calories.

The snack part is composed of portions of calorie-controlled healthy foods. Slim Fast Diet Plan suggests fruits and vegetables such as an apple, half a banana, half cup of grapes or small cup of fruit salad. One of these healthy foods is to be eaten with snacks such as a Slim Fast Optima bar, 1 mini bag of light popcorn, a Slim Fast Optima Muffin bar or an ounce of pretzels.

As you may notice, Slim Fast basically works by controlling your food intake. It limits your meals to what it calls the sensible meals. While this may work for a few people, this may not be enough for those who need a higher amount of calories. This, in turn, can render you unstable and miserable through out the times you would be undergoing this plan.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried a Slim-Fast diet plan...and did it work?
    I have quite a bit of weight to lose, but I'd like a little something to help me supplement it. I'm on the Slim Fast website right now...and it says to drink two shakes a day, and have some snacks.....has anyone tried to do anything with a Slim Fast plan, did it work? And was it too costly? I'm currently trying LA Weight Loss and it is sucking every penny out of my wallet...I have to give it up. Thanks so much!
    Another question...did anyone keep the weight off? Just wondering. Like...do u have to keep drinking those stupid shakes for life? Lol

    • ANSWER:
      I have been on the Slim Fast diet plan and it did work and I have kept the weight off. I guess it taught me to eat better and what kinds of foods fill me up. For breakfast, I had a shake and some yogurt. Then, a couple hours later, an apple or some kind of fruit. For lunch, a shake with a salad. For pm snack, a slim fast snack bar (they are WAY good). Normal dinner and a slim fast snack bar for snack before bed. I never felt like I was going hungry and it is not that expensive. A lot of stores sell the generic brand that is much cheaper and works and tastes just as well. Make sure you drink the shakes ice cold or else they taste like crap.

  2. QUESTION:
    has anyone out there done the slim fast diet plan and did it work well and did it work fast?
    i am roughly 50 pounds away from my goal and seem to have reached a plateau with my weight lose...i have tried slim quick the female diet supplement and it did not work for me...i dont want anything to harsh so i am drinking a lot of water and abt to start slim fast..does it work?

    • ANSWER:
      Ha ha, slim fast doesn't slow down your metabolism! I have lost 5-8 pounds a week on this. I ate lots of fruit and drank alot of water. I have kept of the weight for about a year now and it also inspired me to eat more healthy because I loved the way I looked. I did the plan for a month.

  3. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried the slim fast diet plan?
    I was thinking about trying it and I told my older sister about it and she said that when she was my age (13) she tried it to and she did lose a LOT of weight but she could barely eat dinner and whenever she took a bite of anything she would throw up but I'm thinking maybe that was just the way her body reacted to the slim fast diet and my body wont react the same way because my mother has also tried it and she lost weight and didn't throw up at all...so if you have tried it what your opinion on it?

    • ANSWER:
      I have tried the Slim Fast diet and I lost about 50lbs in about 6 months. I would drink the slim fast for breakfast and then about an hour later I would eat a small banana and a half of a peanut butter sandwich or 1 cup of cereal whole grain and 1/2 of skim milk. Then for lunch, I would drink the shake and then about 2 hours later I would eat 1/2 a sandwich and some baby carrots or a small apple. For dinner, I ate off of the low fat subway menu. I would get a foot long sub and most of the time I couldn't finish the whole thing. I also rode my exercise bike about 5 miles every night. It will work. You just have to stick with it. It took me about a week before I didn't feel hungry all the time. Every time you feel hungry, just drink a glass of water and remember you are supposed to have 8 glasses a day. Most people believe that they are hungry when really they are actually needing h2o.

  4. QUESTION:
    slim fast diet plan tips from diet planners..?
    hai, anybody can give best slim fast diet plan reviews, slim fast diet plan ideas or slim fast diet results experience... also, any slim fast diet pills work better...?
    Thanks...

    • ANSWER:
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  5. QUESTION:
    Is this slim fast diet plan good? And how much weight will i lose per week and how much will i lose a month?
    IM GOING ON A SLIM FAST SHAKE DIET. THIS IS MY PLAN, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THIS PLAN IS GOOD, AND HOW MUCH WEIGHT I WILL LOSE PER WEEK, AND HOW MUCH WILL I LOSE IN A MONTH.

    PLAN IS........

    *MORNING(6:30AM) : DRINK A CAN OF SLIM FAST MILKSHAKE
    *AT 10:30AM EAT 2 "OATS & HONEY" GRANOLA BARS
    *AT 11:45AM DRINK A SLIM FAST MILKSHAKE
    *AT 2:45PM EAT 2 "OATS & HONEY" GRANOLA BARS
    *AT 4:00PM EAT 2 "OATS & HONEY" OR A FRUIT
    *AROUND 7:00PM-8:00PM DRINK A SLIM FAST MILKSHAKE
    ******YES I AM GOING TO DRINK PLENTY OF WATER******

    THEN DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN FOR A MONTH

    LET ME KNOW IF THIS DIET WILL MAKE ME LOSE SOME WEIGH AND HOW MUCH

    I'M 20 YEARS OLD, 6'4 IN HEIGHT, WEIGHT IS 295LB-310LB,

    ** I AM A PRETTY STOCKY KID
    ** I RIDE MY BIKE A MILE AND A LITTLE MORE TO SCHOOL, AND BACK EVERYDAY SO ABOUT 2 MILES
    ** I PLAY (HARDCORE) BASKETBALL EVERYDAY(ALOT OF JUMPING,SWEATING) FOR ABOUT 1 HOUR AND 15 MINUTES
    ** I USALLY RIDE MY BIKE AFTER SCHOOL TO WALMART WHICH IS ANOTHER MILE THERE AND A MILE BACK SO ANOTHER 2 MILES
    ** I LIFT WEIGHTS(BENCH PRESS) 140LB 15 TIMES AND 5 SETS OF THOSE.
    ** JOG/WALK FAST FOR 15 MINUTES ON A TREADMILL SET THE SPEED TO 3.6mph

    PLEASE ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS I ASK PRETTY PLEASE THANKS :) ))))))))) :D DDD

    • ANSWER:
      You are going to lose weight but your diet sounds a bit odd, I mean its great things to eat when you are on a slim fast milkshake diet, but I suggest you get some higher protein in there somewhere so you can supply your body with some extra energy, and add something green in there somewhere, you know some sort of vegetable. But besides that, it looks like you know what you're doing, and you are losing weight healthy, which is good.

  6. QUESTION:
    slim fast diet plan questions?
    im pretty confused with what your suppose to eat wen on the slim fast diet.
    do you only eat slim fast things?
    how many times a day do you eat?
    what do you eat?
    is it at least decent tasting?

    !!!! please help im soo lost and i really would lie to give it a try?

    have any favorites?

    • ANSWER:
      Slim Fast works by replacing the higher calories with a lower calorie drink or bar. The reduction of calories leads to the loss of weight.

      You generally replace breakfast with a Slim Fast and add a product to a low calorie lunch. For dinner, you have a sensible meal (around 500 cal).

      They do suggest snacks such as some fruits and veggies or another Slim Fast "snack."

      Depends on if you like "diet food" in my opinion. I've had one of my friends shakes before and it was a little odd tasting but not bad. I wouldn't want to limit myself to just that for breakfast.

      There is a protein bar texture to the meal bar (because that is what it is essentially).

      I've never done the diet because I'm more into eating healthy and exercising but I've had some friends who have. They enjoyed it for a couple of days and grew tired of it pretty quickly. They also wanted to lose about 3-5lbs and were willing to put up with it for that. A friend who wanted to lose ~30lbs hated it and stuck with it for maybe three weeks before going to a different diet.

      Let me know if you have any other questions. I'd be happy to help.

      Good Luck!
      :o )

  7. QUESTION:
    Does the Slim Fast diet plan work?
    the 2 shakes for 2 meals, one 500 calorie meal, and two sensible snacks diet for slim fast? can you actually lose weight from it? if so, how much..

    • ANSWER:
      I have been on it for alittle over 2 weeks. I lost 13lbs so far. There were a couple of off days though. I also work out 3-5 days a week an hour each. Nothing else has worked for me.

  8. QUESTION:
    slim fast diet plan (will this work)?
    will i lose weight if i drink a slim fast for breakfast, have a sandwhich and a yoghurt for lunch then another slim fast for dinner? i just want to know if i will lose weight thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Sure, just make sure to exercise and eat small, healthy snacks in between meals.

  9. QUESTION:
    has anyone tried a slim fast diet plan? does it work?

    • ANSWER:
      Check out the sugar content of Slim Fast products. Most of them have too much sugar for me. You also have to be able to tolerate milk. I doubt you'll feel "full" using any such product all of the time. Any diet plan will work IF you take in fewer calories per day than your body needs to function.There is no short cut. You will want to develop a plan for eating that will last a lifetime..... not just a short term "fix." If you don't change your eating patterns you won't be able to maintain any weight loss you achieve.

  10. 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.

  11. QUESTION:
    Curvy girl How can I slim down fast diet plan?
    Heey! So I'm a curvy gurl u know and I got stretch marks kinda near my bum and bad love handles erm is it. Normal for a teen to have stretch marks? Will they go away if I got on a diet I asked my mum if im fat and she said I'm a good weight for my height if poss could u give me a good diet plan much luv tiffs :) xxxx
    I hate getting change in p.e I feel disgusted with my body it brings my confindane down I know I'm not fat fat but still!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Honestly one of the best plans to go on isn't a diet, it's a lifestyle. Ok what you need to do is eat every two hours. I think it's so your body doesn't feel like it's starving, that way your body won't store near as much fat. When you do eat, only eat the size of your fist. That's the portion you should eat. Replace everything you drink with water. I personally hate the taste of water but I use a water enhancer, plus if you drink it you do get used to the taste and you'll want it more. You should drink about 8 glasses a day. Out of the choices you have in food choose the healthiest. Don't be afraid to experiment. Something that will also help a lot is find a daily exercise to do. Start off with something you can do and eventually make it harder. Do it for 30-45 minutes 3-5 days a week.

  12. QUESTION:
    can u go on a slim fast diet and not add regular food to the plan?
    like just have slim fast shakes and bars, and thats it, or do u have to add regular food to the plan.

    • ANSWER:
      If you were desperate and homeless, you could probably live off of slimfast because of the nutrients it gives your body, yeah...but it definitely isn't recommended.

  13. QUESTION:
    slim fast diet? does anyone still take it?
    slim fast was very popular when it came out some years ago. i was thinking of doing the slim fast diet plan. has anyone had any success? ive also heard that those shakes acutally make you gain wieght? anyone had experiense with this?

    • ANSWER:
      The bad thing with those shakes is that its one size and when dieting someone who is 6"4" 280 lbs and someone who is 5'4" 180 lbs are going to feel different drinking it. It depends on how big you are. They dont make me feel full at all so I would tend to eat more after that.

  14. QUESTION:
    Starting the slim fast diet?
    hi everyone(: so i'm interested in starting the 3-2-1 slim fast diet plan... I just want to make sure i'm doing this right so that I can experience the best possible results! from what i've read, you replace 2 out of 3 of your meals with either a slim fast shake or a meal bar, for your third meal you can have a healthy, balanced diet of your choice for 500 calories? am I correct so far? and then you can have 3 100 calorie snacks, which can either be the slim fast snack bars or a 100 calories snack of your choice, right? and my other concern is stopping this diet. i'd like to do this for the next 4 weeks so that I can lose some weight before an event i'm planning to attend, but I know this isn't a diet that can be long term, nor do I want to do this for a very long time. When i'm ready to ease off of it, how do I do it in order to not gain the weight back and possibly continue to lose weight? thanks so much in advance! :)

    • ANSWER:
      You should check out Truth About Abs. In my opinion its better than p90x and doesn't stand more on exercise like p90x does and focuses more on diet since diet is 70% of weight loss. Go to http://boyels.com for more information on it and watch their video to see if it could be of use to you. I can't say I lost xxx pounds but it did help me trim the 25 pounds on my stomach revealing my abs. Also just because it says Truth About Abs does not mean it only works on stomach. They tell you it’s impossible to lose weight in just one area and spot reduction which is exactly that, is a myth and you must lose weight all over your body to lose weight off your stomach. They don't offer magic pills or some new science research. What they offer is information that has been around for centuries. It's also not a (lose all your weight in one week (unless you only need to lose 5 pounds or so. All they offer is a guaranteed way to lose weight and to lose it fast if you have the determination to follow through their diet and exercise routine. I wish you the very best way in your journey to lose weight and hope that you stick with it. Just remember while others are sleeping, we are running.

  15. QUESTION:
    exercise and diet plan including slim fast to lose 50 pounds?

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    A Simple Diet Plan with Slim Fast, will it work?
    First of all, I want to keep loosing weight. I've lost 10 pounds, but I need to keep on going .
    I know the basics: Drink lots of water ( i average about 6 water bottles a day), low carb intake (I try to not eat much bread), avoid diary products, eat lots of fruits and veggies.
    for excercise, I go biking for one hour a day ( I hate running).
    But sometimes, I get really annoying hunger pains during the day or night....and I was thinking of drinking Slim Fast to prevent me from going to the bread bag or something.
    What do you guys think?
    (By the way, I'm 16 close to 17)

    • ANSWER:
      If you're hungry, try eating some more protein.
      Dairy products have been proven to aide in weight loss. No need to avoid, especially nonfat.

  17. QUESTION:
    can you use slim fast shakes as a nutrition shake on a different diet plan?
    can you use slim fast as your nutrition shake in a different diet then what slim fast recommends

    • 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;_ylt=Ap_lYDPwvxx8oDPWF1qoSd_sy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20091005174358AAgZawf
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      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

  18. QUESTION:
    As the slim-fast plan worked for you?
    Im on the slim-fast diet at the moment & i'm just wanting to know if someone as been or is on the slim fast diet & how long it took you to see the results? As it worked for you? I am currently on my 3rd week of the slim fast plan i have lost 7lbs, 2 inches off my hips & 2 inches off my waist is this good or bad for someone who is on the 3rd week? & I exercise by doing a fitness dvd for 1hr or more monday-friday.

    • ANSWER:
      You're off to a great start! Losing 7 pounds may not seem like much, but losing weight is much much harder than gaining weight (right?). As you progress, you'll start to notice that you will be losing more weight faster as your metabolism speeds up, more muscle in your body deteriorates the excess fat, and you slowly increase your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) which is the amount of calories you will burn from doing nothing. Keep it up!

  19. QUESTION:
    Which diet plan? Lean Cuisine, Slim Fast, NutriSystem, etc?
    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?
    1 day ago - 3 days left to answer.
    Additional Details
    Hashimoto's isn't a diabetic condition.
    I am currently under the care of an endocrinologist and on hormone replacement (Synthroid). I feel the healthiest I have been in quite a while! minus the weight problem...

    • 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.

  20. QUESTION:
    Slim-Fast Diet, is it safe?
    Hi guys! I'm going on the slim-fast diet and plan to be on it for months until I lose my desired weight.

    Is it safe for it to be used for atleast 6months? I plan on eating plenty of fruits in between.

    I am currently schooling full-time and will be working part-time so it is truly a convenience because i won't have time to sit down and eat proper much!

    • ANSWER:
      If you want to lose weight, you should try to eat as natural as possible. Some processed foods might not be that bad for you, but they are a lot less healthier than natural foods. Eat natural and don't drink your calories, stick with water and tea.

  21. QUESTION:
    i just had a baby ,he is 4 months now and cant get the weight of is slim fast a good diet plan?
    i was 170 before now im 237 and i was also on the birthcontrol pill whats your best option for me

    • ANSWER:
      Are you breastfeeding? It will take about 2200 calories a day from your body and the best way to loose the baby fat you gained. BC pills will add about 10-15 lbs to your natural weight anyway. Good Luck!

  22. QUESTION:
    How do I go about the Slim Fast diet?
    I weight 190 lbs (its sad I know) and I'm 5'7. I'm starting the slim fast 1,2,3 diet plan. I need all of the details. Does this include exercise? I am planning on working out, but I do skip a day of exercise every now and then. How hard should I workout? Does taking a walk count for a workout, or would I have to actually sweat me buns off to count for a workout? The diet will be really easy for me to stick to. Would I need to actually eat what they say for the meals, or could I just have a small turkey sandwich for lunch or something? How strict is this diet? Help me out, lay out the rules.I'm trying to be around 150lbs by May, I know its a push but thats my goal. I plan to drink just water too.
    I don't want any suggestions for any different diets, I just want to know how to go about the Slim Fast diet, and if it worked for you, and how you went around doing so. I really want to go for this diet because I actually like the food and shakes :P

    • ANSWER:

  23. QUESTION:
    Slim fast diet review?
    Now before you say this is a load of crap let me tell you that I only did it for a week beacuse I got my wisdom teeth out and couldn't eat solid food. That was 3 weeks ago and I stopped for like 4 days because I could start eating solids again, but I feel I've gained back like 5 lbs! I'm going to a huge beach bonfire this weekend and I NEED to lose the 5 lbs and then some. What's a good Slim Fast plan? I just did shake for breakfast and lunch and then a healthy dinner.

    • ANSWER:
      According to nutritional experts, there are healthful aspects to the Slim Fast meal plan, however, there are also several pitfalls. The good news is that the Slim Fast plan includes exercise and promotes drinking 6-8 cups of water daily, which are both important features in any weight loss plan. The Slim Fast regimen is easy to follow. However, when you are following a calorie- restricted diet, it is very difficult to get all of the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that are necessary for good health, so it is important to concentrate on consuming wholesome and nutritious foods during your sensible meal. Slim Fast shakes contain only added vitamins and minerals.

      My personal diet, on which I lost 75 pounds and have kept off for over ten years, included Slimfast shakes as a central component. But be aware, the main problem with diet shakes is that many people follow them too aggressively with drastic decreases in caloric intake which often leads to an eventual crash. I drank a shake for breakfast and lunch, along with a piece of fruit and energy bar, and for dinner I prepared moderate servings of my normal dinners. The most important thing to do when losing weight this aggressively is to add significant exercise to your daily routine and plan on continuing it forever. My plan included hiking, running, and cycling. With my focus on long-term sustainable forms of exercise, I was prepared for a potential crash when I went off Slim Fast. If I ate too much, I simply paid for it with increased exercise the next day.

      The biggest problem for most people is that the Slim Fast plan is entirely self-directed, with no outside structure or support.

  24. QUESTION:
    I just bought the Slim Fast milkshake mix. I want to lose 10 pounds. What sort of diet plan should I follow?
    So how much should I exercise? Do i need exercise? Any tasty healthy easy recipes for meals i should have?

    • ANSWER:
      My roommate and I are on the LA weight loss plan we started in december and he has lost 75-100 pounds not sure exact amount. I lost 30 pounds it's now 3 months into it. Yes you need to walk 30 min. 5x a week at semi fast pace,or jog. Also weight training is good for you too. Go to sparkspeople.com they have all the exercises you need and you can do them at home no need for a gym.

  25. QUESTION:
    Slim fast 3 2 1 diet plan?
    I'm starting this plan tomorrow. I have the powdered milkshake. I've heard this is a really good plan but you just need the will power. I was wondering is it best to have milkshake morning then one for lunch and then 600 calorie meal is better? In the morning shall I exercise before I have the shake or after?
    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried the Slim Fast diet that you can get online (fitness/meal plan/shakes)? ?
    How quickly can you lose weight following the program? Thanks for your input!

    • ANSWER:
      Avoid all pre-made shakes. They are made with soy protein which can hurt your thyroid gland (thyroid disease, anyone?). If you are going to do shakes make your own with whey and/or casein protein, i.e. a scoop of whey protein mixed with milk.

      However, you are better off eating smaller meals of whole foods, like chicken breast with veggies, cottage cheese, etc.

  27. QUESTION:
    Does the slim fast diet actually work?
    I started the slim fast diet a couple of days ago and i have put on 2 pounds, which maybe due to my weeks previous eating habits. but either way, does the diet actually work?
    i am following a plan of drinking two milks shakes a day (one at breakfast and one at dinner) followed by a small, light dinner. but i wanted to know if anyone has tried this and has it worked? also did you keep the weight off. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hell ya I lost 40 pounds of it 4 years ago im still the same weight

  28. QUESTION:
    what should i do for my slim-fast plan?
    well i bought this slim-fast shakes because im planning to be on diet when the school starts. i eat at around 6 in the morning and sleep at around 8:30. so can you tell me what time should i do stuff/eat and what foods should i eat?? how should i use the slim-fast shakes?? (i go to school at 7 a.m.- 2:15)
    dude slim fast shakes have 190 calories -.- duhhh

    • ANSWER:
      Ha well if you're on a "diet" of slim fast shakes, go ahead drink them. I doubt they'll do much. However if you actually want to get slimmer properly and a lot more effectively, dont't waste your money. You just just make sure you EAT HEALTHILY and get plenty of EXERCISE.

      I recommend taking up something like a sport or cycling, swimming, running or going to the gym a few times a week and you will feel much healthier and fitter. Sometimes just the small things make all the difference like using the stairs instead of esculator/lift or walking instead of using the car or bus if you can. Be creative!

      As for healthy eating just eat plenty of fruit and vegtables (yes it seems like a cliche but its a good idea!). If you think something is unhealthy, the chances are it is.

      There's some info on this website http://nutrition.about.com/od/nutrition101/a/keepitsimple.htm

      I'm sure there's plenty of info all over the internet and books etc. about living healthily. Good luck.

  29. QUESTION:
    Is drinking Slim Fast shakes and taking diet pills together SAFE?
    I plan on starting a diet next month. I will be on this diet for one month, exercising moderately and doing the Slim Fast 1-2-3 plan. I would like to enhance my weight loss by taking Hydroxicut or something like that. Is it safe to drink Slim Fast for a month and take diet pills at the same time?

    • ANSWER:
      Depends on what pill you decide to take. Call your doctor before you start and ask for the best pill.

  30. QUESTION:
    Do you think this diet plan can be done?
    I weigh 318 lbs and my first goal is to lose 30 pounds. I was considering getting on the slim fast diet plan. Whereas I replace breakfast and lunch with 2 cans of vanilla slim fast shakes. And for dinner I will eat either fish or chicken baked and a side of veggies and a bottle of water. Also I will have to consume 100 oz. of water a day. How many bottles of water will I have to drink to achieve that? I will eat some fruits as a snack like strawberries , grapes, and pineapples. Also I wont be able to make it to the gym but I do have exercise videos of cardio that I can watch at home and workout for at least 20 minutes a day. My goal is to lose 30 lbs in a month and a half. I know some will say its impossible but that is my goal. So if you can give me some proper advice and tell me if this diet is safe and if I put my mind to it I can lose the weight? Please and thank you

    • ANSWER:
      My first piece of advice is to cut out SUGAR! It's amazing what do just that will accomplish! Also limit your carbs.

      I'm currently on a 28 day plan and have been losing about a pound a day(sometimes more). It includes the meal replacement shakes as well as shakes that you take for snacks. They contain a cellulite and fat burner. I was a little skeptical at first but I didn't pay for the stuff(my boss used to sell it and has tons left, and wanted someone to co-diet with.lol) and it's now my thrid time using one of these diet programs. So IMHO I think meal replacement shakes work. Also try to bump up your workout time to ATLEAST 30mins EVERDAY, sometimes twice a day. Swimming was best for me!
      You got to do more than watch a video. Try a walk around the block, bike ride, swimming.

      If you commit I think you can do it. Just remember to limit the snacks to 2 a day! Even fruit can slow down weight loss as it contains alot of sugars.

  31. QUESTION:
    I want to know about a good liquid diet that can help me lose weight fast.Any diet plans?
    I want to start a liquid diet to lose weight fast to motivate me.I heard that liquid diets really work.I bought slim-fast and stuff,so anyone has a diet plan that could help me?please.

    • ANSWER:
      Medifast is very good.

  32. QUESTION:
    i need to know if the slim fast diet actually works.?
    im a 17 year old guy and have a huge problem with fast food problem and a soda problem. but during the past year ive completely cut out soda and other sugary drinks and i strictly drink water. no i need to focus on my eating. im terrible at diet plans that make me measure things out or count calories or things similar to that. and ive been eating the smart one dinners and i tolerate them so i was thinking i would do the slim fast diet and eat a smart one as the dinner. but the problem is every time i try and see if a diet plan is effective i try and Google peoples responses they're always negative. so if anyone could give a little insight on it or suggest a different plan that would be great. im also getting a tredmill soon but if anyone could suggest at home cardio work outs that would be awesome until i get said tredmill.

    • ANSWER:
      You're going to find someone to say something negative about ever diet . The best bet is to find one you think you like and just try it . Slim fast diet works by replacing a meals with slim fast . You can use instant breakfast instead of slim fast which is a lot cheaper.
      An easy trick for diet is to mentally divide you plate in fourths . 1st fourth is your protein or meat 2nd fourth is starch ,the 3rd and 4th section is for vegetables. if you are still hungry add more veggies . Avoid fry foods and refine carbs including juices . Limit your amount of pasta .rice,breads and other grains . Use brown rice instead of white and whole grain breads instead of white. This trick there is no messuring food or counting calories

  33. QUESTION:
    has anyone done slim fast diet has it worked for you? what was your eating plan?

    • ANSWER:
      SlimFast diet is a great way to lose way. One of the better products from SlimFast that allows you to eat, would be the ones with Optima hunger control, and you can snack when you feel a little hungry, then drink another drink.

      From a personal approach, I lost 10 lbs in one month from SlimFast, which isn't a bad amount.

  34. QUESTION:
    What's a good diet plan for 2600 calories intake?
    I will be starting the slim fast diet which will be 3 shakes, 2 meal bars, and 1 500 calorie meal. The shakes are 180 calories and the snack bars are 100 calories. I need to consume 2600 all together so what other foods can I add to my diet. I want majority of fruits because I love them.

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    What is a good diet on how to get slim fast in a week?
    I'm 15 years old, i'm not that fat but my tummy is the fat one, i wonder if what is a good diet plan in order for me to get slim and even have a flat tummy.

    Please help.thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      first tip is turn vegetarian, don't cut down on no. of meals, have 5 time meals rather
      breakfast of cereals, milk and egg only,
      lunch u can have beans on bread, dal rice, bread with baked/ boiled vegetables

      have light dinner, again u can have bread and salad, rice with gravy

      avoid chicken, cheese, paneer, pizzas and junk food, learn some recipes for healthy food..

      for thighs do lunges, sit-ups, jogging, climbing, climbing steps

      for arms do dumbell curl, reverse dumbell curl with light weights (15-20-25 reps)

      for abs do crucnhes, leg raises etc.

      for chest do bench press, dumbell flies, pec dec etc.

      for workout do spot running, like standing at same place u do running motion, arobics, dance, climb stairs till 5 storeys 3-4 times a day. get a pair of light weight dumbells and do arm exercises

      swimming is also good exercise

      u can anyway mail me or im me for more info.. all the best..

  36. QUESTION:
    Slim fast powder diet, will it show positive in a drug test?
    I am applying to a railroad and they do drug testing. Ive never done drugs in my entire life. But im worried because i am on the slim fast 2 shakes a day plan and such. ITs a powder supplement. Will it test positive at a drug screening for cocaine? I read somewhere that in the past it has. Is this true? Any help please????

    • ANSWER:
      No, whey protein is derived from milk. So unless they test for milk, you should be OK.

      In the past, ton's of things would make you test positive, including aspirin. That's was well over 20 year ago though, and I don't recall milk products ever being one of them.

  37. QUESTION:
    3 slim fasts a day diet plan..?
    how much weight can i lose in a week if i had a slim fast for breakfast, lunch and dinner and nothing else.. plz help 5 stars for best answer

    • ANSWER:
      I have a friend who followed that diet plan and lost about 2 stone after a few weeks of following it, but it took next to no time at all of eating normal food that it all got put back on.
      Its a very temporary way of losing weight and I wouldn't advise it.

  38. QUESTION:
    How many pounds can you lose in a week on the Slim Fast Diet?
    I would follow the meal plan with 2 shakes and a light dinner, and burn about 1000 calories per day using the Jillian Michael's DVD" Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism" and going to the gym and running, and doing the elliptical machine.

    Thanks in advance [:
    If you have personal stories of how it worked for you and how you did it (exercise, meals, etc) That would be amazing (:

    • ANSWER:
      not much

  39. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to replace1 meal a day with a Slim Fast shake?
    I don't plan on following the "Slim Fast diet". I just think their shakes are tasty and convenient. So I was wondering if it is safe/healthy for me to consistently replace breakfast or lunch with a Slim Fast shake.

    I do exercise daily and watch my calorie intake.

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely. They are designed to be meal replacements, and also convenient. You may find you are hungry earlier, so keep some kind of healthy snack on hand.

  40. QUESTION:
    Slim Fast Diet, is this normal?
    I've been trying to lose weight for a trip to dance nationals in Florida. I'm not extremely over weight but I could stand to lose a few pounds. So after talking to my mother I went and bought some Slim Fast. I'm doing the plan were you replace two meals with a shake, eat three fruit/veggie/slim fast bar snacks and have one balanced mean, about 500 calories. It sounds easy and my mom says I'll lose the weight. So I started it today and so far I've had a shake and a bar but I've noticed some strange side effect that I want to make sure are normal. After eating or drinking the Slim Fast I experience a short burst of nausea, about twenty minutes or so after I eat or drink the Slim Fast. Is this normal? Is Slim Fast an ok plan to use? I exercises regularly with dance and on my own and I don"t plan to cut out the third meal like some people do.

    • ANSWER:
      ** Try this instead. Eat six mini meals a day.Exercise and before every meal, drink two tall glasses of water, (about 16 oz.) this will fill you up and you will automatically eat less. This really works, so be patient. Good Luck to you

  41. QUESTION:
    how can i replace veggies in my slim fast diet?
    I have been on the slim fast 3-2-1 plan for almost two weeks and I do the sweat attack mode on just dance 3. The problem is that well balanced meals contain vegetables and all that. I hate veggies and greens, I wish I didn't though because I know how important it is in losing weight. What can I do to get the same nutrients and everything as vegetables? I am super picky so finding healthy foods that i like is really rare. Just dance is a fun and convenient way to work out (since I have class majority of the day) but is it doing enough?

    If anyone has been on the Slim Fast diet and has some tips or advice for me, I would really appreciate it. Thank you:)

    • ANSWER:
      Green smoothies with green fruits like apples and kiwis with green vegetables. Bolthouse farms makes one, you can make them yourself also. Search green smoothies and you may find a recipe that you love. Note: They won't SOUND good, but they sure do taste good just like fruit juice.

      I drink health force vitamineral green daily for root and green vegetable requirements.

      v8 and v8 fusion, more brands are making vegetable and fruit juices. They are more processed than the smoothies and won't help with weight loss too much.

      You could try kale dehydrated sometimes they're coated in cheese powder or chocolate.

      more vitamins, total cereal, more fiber, fiber supplements, try different ethnic vegetables like taro root or japanese eggplant.

  42. QUESTION:
    Which diet plan is better; Special K or Slim Fast?
    i need to lose weight QUICKLY before summer, seeing an old friend and NEED to look good ;)

    • ANSWER:
      special k has more variety and it tastes wayyy better :)

  43. QUESTION:
    How you ever been on any of these diets? Atkins Diet, Weight Watchers, Slim·Fast Optima Diet ,Sugar Busters,SB?
    Diets

    Atkins Diet
    Weight Watchers
    Slim·Fast Optima Diet
    Sugar Busters
    South Beach Diet

    Interview Questions

    Why did you initially choose this diet?
    What is the basic premise of this diet/eating plan?
    What were two positive aspects of the diet?
    Were there any downsides to the diet plan? Explain.
    Did you have success on this diet?
    Are you still on the diet plan?
    Have you maintained your weight loss?
    Do you feel the diet is safe? Why or why not?
    Did you exercise while on the diet?
    Would you follow this diet plan again?
    This is for my online PE class, I dont know anyone who have been on these diets

    • ANSWER:
      South Beach
      -Why did you initially choose this diet?
      To lose weight obviously
      -What is the basic premise of this diet/eating plan?
      There are three phases that you go through. They limit the kinds of foods you eat but you can have normal servings. I really like their snack bars too =)
      -What are two positive aspects of the diet?
      variety and it isn't too hard to follow for a long period.
      -Were there any downsides to the diet plan? Explain.
      The carb restriction in the beginning made me feel tired and dizzy. i don't think it was neccessary.
      -Did you have success on this diet?
      Yes, gradual weight loss though.
      -Are you still on the diet plan? sort of
      -Have you maintained your weight loss? Yes
      -Do you feel the diet is safe? Why or why not?
      kind of, Phase 1 is really hard, but easier than some others.
      -Did you exercise while on the diet?
      Yes
      -Would you follow this diet plan again?
      Yes, although if you do it right it won't be something to repeat.

  44. QUESTION:
    Custion about the slim fast plan, can i drink coffee?
    everything in the plan is good but i like my coffe in the morning, does coffe add alot of calories? is it bad when im on a diet?

    • ANSWER:
      only through a straw.

  45. QUESTION:
    South Beach Diet/Slim fast?
    Would drinking a Slim Fast in the morning for breakfast defeat the purpose of doing the South Beach Diet? I was planning to start SBD tomorrow with a Slim Fast for breakfast.

    Also does anyone have any tips about the South Beach Diet? Recipes and such. I haven't been able to get the book yet, but I've read up online about a few things but I'd like to be a little bit more informed if possible. Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I would definitely say that drinking Slim Fast would defeat the purpose of South Beach Diet. My main reason is because yes, Slim Fast does help you loose weight, but all the ingredients in the drink are horrible for you. And if you don't eat the right foods after you stop the South Beach Diet and you keep drinking Slim fast, you might still be skinny, but in a sick way. Or, if you loose weight with your diet and stop dieting, and afterwords you don't exercise for a couple of weeks, you'll most likely gain it all back. So I would suggest just doing the South Beach Diet and keep excising, you'll be great. Good luck!!

  46. QUESTION:
    Slim Fast?
    I started the slim fast diet on monday... A shake in the morning, meal bar for lunch, a 100 cal snack, and sensilble dinner. How much weight should I exspect to lose the first week? And im planning on losing 30 lbs before June....is this possible?

    PS- yahoo answers is telling me its rude to use all caps...come on now!!!

    • ANSWER:
      It's possible if you stay on the diet! Don't forget about exercise. Even if you just add 10 minutes of activity into your day, it will make a huge difference! I would bet that you could lose 5 pounds this first week, but if you don't, keep with it! I wish I could take my own advice! LOL

  47. QUESTION:
    what excercises an diet plan can you use to slim your appearance fast?
    I want slim up in 2- 3 weeks well that's my plan anyway. the areas I really want to fix are my thighs,legs, arms, abs, and chest. I have love handles(side borgs) that I really don't like, and my waist on down to my thighs need serious help. I want to be attractive enough to be a celebrity.I don't want to look like the same person I am now. I would hate to have extra skin sagging after wards but I need a change to be healthy at almost any cost (with an exception of money, bodily harm, mental trauma, life, and health)

    • ANSWER:
      walking, or a treadmill, wich ever you can.

      no inbetween snacks.
      and yes subway workd. on wheat, no-matter how bad you dislike wheat, stay away from white bread. instead of lettuce, use raw spinach, it tastes exactly the same, i swear.

      jump roping for about 10 minutes, twice a day

      but if after them few weeks, you want a WORKOUT, that will get you in real shape, like lean, mean muscles, then this 3 month workout is what you need

      http://www.beachbody.com/product/fitness_programs/p90x.do?code=GOOGLE_SEM_P90X&gclid=CKbw162125cCFQKfnAodsQKtCg

      theres the link. btw, you will hurt for a week or so, but after that, you'll feel fine. but you have to be dedicated, no slacking off

  48. QUESTION:
    Which diet plan should I use?
    Hi, I'm going to be starting a diet soon. I'm not really looking to lost the weight fast, so much as to just lose the weight period. I'm wondering which works better: Slim-Fast plan, or the Special K? (Of course I'm exercising with it) but I just wanted to know, which one is better, or if anyone can recommend any others.

    • ANSWER:
      Personally Losing wieght has always been hard, but after i saw sister losing wieght on this new diet i had to try it, and its been working like a dream... I recomend this diet to anyone

  49. QUESTION:
    Diet with slim fast+lean cuisine?
    Hey everyone i am a 165 pound 18 year old male. I want to be around 140-155 pounds i bought 60 dollars worth of lean cuisine and a bunch of slim fast i been eating 1-2 lean cuisine a day 2 cups of water + benefiber and atleast 6-10 extra cups of water i also eat normal healthy homemade food when im able to such as chicken fresh veggies and other stuff I am eating around 900-1200 calories a day and i feel full i also exercise lightly for atleast 15 minutes a day. i had success with dieting in the summer but i ate only fruits and veggies but i was miserable for the dieting time i lost 15 pounds and i gained the 15 back after i got off the diet but after i am done i will worry about keeping the pounds off after i finish dieting. my question is will the sodium in the lean cuisines ruin my diet but the box on the lean cuisine says it has no preservatives if it doesnt work i will switch to fruits and veggies like the past but i really enjoy this new lean cuisine + 1 slim fast a day plan that i been doing! thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You have already provided the answer to why this program fails. When it ends the weight comes back on. Try a permanent lifestyle change.
      80% of weight loss is diet.
      You can eat a healthy diet and lose weight.
      You can eat a healthy diet and exercise and lose more weight.
      You can exercise and eat a poor diet and not lose and even gain weight.
      A good healthy diet high in fiber, lean meats, eggs, complex carbohydrates, whole grains, antioxidant foods, healthy beverages and low in added sugar and salt help people lose weight, lower cholesterol, increase energy, improve brain function, lower blood pressure, reduce cancer risk and have a more positive lifestyle!
      You need to eat a lot more food and a lot more fiber!
      Diets that exclude foods from any food group are fad diets and do not lead to permanent weight loss or solve any other health issues.
      First, try to kick your fiber intake to 40 grams of both soluble and insoluble fiber.
      Whatever you do, get your fiber from your food, not from a jar.
      Fruits and vegetables have good fiber in them. A high fiber diet increases the metabolism.
      Try a breakfast cereal with at least 20% of recommended daily allowance of fiber in it. They are usually low in sugar so there is a double benefit. Blueberries or raspberries on top add more fiber and antioxidants. But fresh or frozen, not the kind in syrup.
      Raw nuts are a great source of fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants. Avocados are the best.
      Lots of beans, peas, and grains are high fiber. Whole grain breads. Fiber kicks up the metabolism so you actually burn more calories. These foods will give you more gas in the beginning but if eaten daily, the bacteria in the digestive tract will elevate lowering the gas output.
      This will get you on the path for a healthy daily bowel movement. This helps clean the system and aids healthy digestion.
      I know it goes against everything you've heard but eating lots of the right foods will actually help you lose weight!
      Next, take an age appropriate basic daily multivitamin. Don't look at your multivitamin as nutrition but more as an insurance policy. Think of it as filling in the gaps in your daily diet as opposed to a primary source of nutrients.
      You have to drink lots of water to be healthy. But you can disguise it. Fill your glass all the way full with ice before pouring low sugar beverages. Try iced green tea with a splash of orange juice in it for sweet. More antioxidants. Add lemon juice to water for flavor. Slice up a cucumber and float it in pitcher of water. Gives it salty fresh taste. But you must drink up to 100 oz of water daily to help your body get rid of waste and the natural toxins.
      Last, you need to get 7-10 hours of quality sleep depending on your age. All recent sleep studies report a connection between poor sleep and weight gain.
      You must combine a healthy diet with exercise to multiply the benefit. Whether an hour a day in the weight room or just a 30 minute brisk walk every day, the added benefit of a regular exercise program really do increase and accelerate healthy weight loss.

      I lost 30 pounds in 5 months by spending my money at the grocery and gym and have kept it off for two years now. 3% of people that attempt weight loss lose it and keep it off for two years. It is not easy. It is a lifestyle change.
      Good luck and good health.

  50. QUESTION:
    Need to lose 10 lbs in one month. Diet plan?
    I'm going to Florida in December for 2 weeks and wearing a bikini nearly every day. I need to lose 10 lbs and get back to my bikini body. What diet plan would you suggest to shed the 10 lbs within a month??

    One idea I had...do the slim fast plan and have the shake for breakfast and lunch, snack on veggies and almonds, and only truly eat for dinner? I need to do something pretty drastic I'm assuming.

    • ANSWER:
      You're thinking in the wrong terms. Think in terms of cultivating healthy habits to last a lifetime. Exercise and eat sensibly and your weight will stabilize at a level that is right for you.


Online Diet Plans

There are several pieces of wisdom that you can learn from someone who leads a good life. Surprisingly, there are even some pieces of wisdom that can translate into successful online diet plans.

Everyone knows that life isn't easy . . . not for the rich or for the poor . . . and neither is eating and staying healthy. Sometimes we all have trouble sticking with a good diet when we start out. Even those with a great metabolism and skinny body may not be healthy.

A successful life has many factors. Here are three of them that can help you become successful with changing your eating habits.

Self-Control and Discipline are Necessary

Without self-control, people can find themselves in trouble. Without discipline, it is difficult to keep a life on track.

The same is true when it comes to your diet. You need to have the self-control and discipline to stay away from the unhealthy foods you have been eating. You have to put good things in your body so that it can reward you with weight loss.

This means staying away from processed foods. Though convenient, these products have chemicals in them that are horrible for you. Yes, this includes the health bars and cereals.

Now, that doesn't mean you have to eat foods you hate. It's always easier to stick with something you like. So like your food. Eat good food that tastes good, and eat enough so you're not hungry.

Flexibility is Key

In life, things don't always go a person's way. In order to be successful, people need to adapt.

A good diet plan needs to be able to adapt to the situation you are in. If you are away from home, look for a good food option. Many places have supermarkets where you can purchase good food and snacks.

But what if you are at a party or a restaurantc Try to find a good option--like the grilled chicken salad or the steak.
If there are absolutely no good choices, don't stress out. Once your body has adapted to good food, you will be able to eat a reasonable portion of those not so good foods every once in a while without ruining your diet plan.

Just don't go overboard because . . .

Moderation is the Best Option

While some things in life should be avoided like the plague, many other things are okay in moderation.

Again, this is true for a diet. While some foods should be avoided, it is not wise to completely cut out an entire food group. All food groups are necessary in the appropriate proportions.

Carbohydrates are necessary for proper brain and spine function; healthy fats can help you lose weight; proteins help you develop lean muscle.

It's necessary to eat these products in the proper quantities--not too much and not too little. It may be, however, that you haven't been eating enough.

Eat so that you are satisfied and not hungry. With a little work, you will be able to tell when your body has had enough.

In life, self-control, discipline, flexibility, and moderation are key. The same is true for successful online diet plans. Following these principles can help make you more successful in life and with your eating habits. So, eat up!

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Any good free online diet plans?
    I need a free online diet plan. Give me the website url.

    Thankies:)
    -Me:)

    • ANSWER:
      sparkpeople.com

      http://www.sparkpeople.com/

      free diet plan, you can change it daily, exercising, forums, groups to join in your area.

  2. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a site that gives FREE online diet plans?

    • ANSWER:
      you know maintain big weight not just cos exercise or food sometimes, eveyrone is different. might even including your whole body recycling problems.

      even just exercise you might using the wrong way to exercise which's doesnt help lose weight but increase.

      and even you think you are taking the diet food for lose weight you might doing the backwards you jsut dont know, that is a whole lot knowledges, most ppl just know about it little, but if it is exactly the right reason happen on them, and they correct it , then they get their weight back. but the ppl cant get it right will still maintain and struggle hard on their lose weight plans.

      the right plan usually dont needs to diet food and more enjoy yoru food more weight you lose, that is my experience. help your self. the knowledge worth a lot more than free.*O)

  3. QUESTION:
    What are some online free diet plans?
    I have a friend who is 11 years old 125 pounds and 5 ft.1-5 ft. 2
    Is this overwieght she told me to post this so i'm just wondering her doctor told her to lose a little weight but always avoids the subject how much is a little?

    • ANSWER:
      She sounds fine to me, but eating healthy can't hurt. Cut out fried stuff and junk and replace it with fruits and veggies. Also cut out drinks with lots of calories - soda, juice, sports drinks, etc. Water is the best for you. Try to eat whole grains: wheat bread, brown rice, etc, instead of the white alternatives. And be sure to stay active! so important! Our bodies aren't made to sit in school all day - they're made to be out and about and working hard. Give your body a chance to use up some energy everyday!

  4. QUESTION:
    online diet plans? tips?
    i am 5'2 and 113 pounds and im 15 i want to be atleast 105 are their any good diet plans online or any tips you can give me?

    • ANSWER:
      mypyramid.gov is a good site. I like it. Just go there and look around. On the left of the page is where you will find food plans and such.

  5. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any good free online diet plans?

    • ANSWER:
      Ill give you one.EAT LESS

  6. QUESTION:
    Online Diet plans?
    Online diet plans that create recipes and meal plans?

    like http://www.onlinedietplans.net ?

    • ANSWER:
      Not for me thanks. I like tuna too much

  7. QUESTION:
    im trying to loose weight, and ive been looking for diet plans online and cannot find any. Need a diet plan?
    ive been working out and cant seem to find a good diet plan online, does anyone know of any good diets??

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    Various Diet Menu Plans online? Where can I find...?
    Where can I find a website that has various diets online? Is there such a site?

    Like where can I find a site that would give me a sample diet plan for the Atkins diet, or the Cabbage soup diet, or the Low Carb diet, or a VLD diet, etc, etc...?
    oops! VLCD diet I meant to say.

    • ANSWER:
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AqCoz3GtEtBugbUNjZeHCRrsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080409153318AA3P5PR

      please answer

  9. QUESTION:
    online diet plans for under 18?
    im 17 and i was looking at weight watchers online and others and you had to be at least 18 years old to participate. i mean i could lie but does any know of one?

    • ANSWER:

  10. QUESTION:
    Where can I find free onLine personal trainers or diet plans?
    I am looking to lose a lot of weight and I was wondering if anyone knew of sites that give you meal plans/exercise routines etc at no cost. Thank you. Also if you yourself have any tips they would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      You might try out Sparkpeople

  11. QUESTION:
    Are there any diet meal plans online?
    I've looked and looked, and i've found nothing. And i see it ask on here often but still find nothing. Help?

    • ANSWER:
      try reading up on it here ..

      http://www.menshealth.com/men/weight-loss/abs-diet

      http://www.menshealth.com/men/weight-loss/diet-strategies/weight-loss-plan-portion-control/article/a729c8d13a8db010VgnVCM200000cee793cd

      tons of information on food and nutrition and can help you decide on how to make up your meal plans for yourself

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

    • ANSWER:

  13. QUESTION:
    Does anyone knows of a site that has free diet plans online?

    • ANSWER:
      Have you tried http://www.women-workout-routines.com/diet-plans.html it has everything what a diet plan should have. Its has diet plan for everyone and for every situation. And yes its totally free.

  14. QUESTION:
    Diet plans online????
    What are some good diet plans that you could do online. I really don't want to do something like weight watchers or jenny craig where you have to go to a specific place. I'm looking for something where maybe they could mail you the food or something like that.

    • ANSWER:
      You can do a mail order version of weight watchers.

  15. QUESTION:
    Online diet plans? Or online healthy eating plans?
    Hi all!

    Are there any websites online that are free that give you meal plants on how to lose weight by eating? Also looking for just healthy meal plants too. Just not sure what has worked.

    Thank you!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I just read about a woman who lost 27 lbs in one month. She gives the details on her blog. http://wahwich.notlong.com

  16. QUESTION:
    Anybody can give me websites which give me online slimming diet plans?
    Oh, I need the websites for free. I don't want to waste anymore money. (10 points available for the first one who answer my question. Provided it is effective.)

    • ANSWER:
      Go to www.sparkpeople.com It's free and its great!

  17. QUESTION:
    teen diet plans online?
    im looking for a free diet plan online that doesn't require a pill or ordering any special food

    • ANSWER:
      here some sites
      http://www.changingshape.com/dietandnutrition/mealplans
      http://www.modeldietplan.com/
      http://bodyforlife.com/nutrition/mealplan.asp
      http://www.changingshape.com/dietandnutrition/mealplans/plans/1400.asp
      http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/

  18. 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!

  19. QUESTION:
    Where can i find a Free Diet Plan Online?
    Where can i find a website that has good diet plans for me but that is free as well?
    Am looking for a place were i can find somthing that can help me.
    Am also looking for something that is free and that actully works for once.

    • ANSWER:
      I have a diet plan called the Don't Go Broke Diet that is not free, but is inexpensive.

      http://www.dontgobrokediet.com

      For a free weight loss primer, check out this post:

      http://www.drkalblog.com/2008/03/7-weight-loss-keys.html

  20. QUESTION:
    Where online can i find a free custom diet plans for my age height and weight?
    Im a 20 yrs old female 5"5 & 145 lbs... my goal is to lose 20 lbs in a 3-6 month span.....

    Im trying eat healthier, so i thought it would be a good idea to try and finding a 1200 calorie custom diet plan online. when i looked all it did was lead me to something else i had to pay for.

    if you cant help me find an online source could you give me a guideline to making a diet plan?

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a free diet plan online?
    Im looking for things like 7-day meal plans and personalized tips. I have found alot of sites but none that really excited me, you know? Any suggestions would be helpful.

    • ANSWER:
      there are countless types of 7 days diet plans, the key is to actually track your diet and check with your DR. to be sure there are not dietary challenges.

      Here are a few links that should help:
      http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/fitness/lose-weight-meals-oct04
      http://www.dietpower.com/dietplanner.php

      good luck!

  22. QUESTION:
    Are there any other FREE online diet plan websites?
    Im wanting to join a new online diet plan where it gives you a personalised plan and fitness plan. Im currently a member of sparkpeople.com but this site always runs very slow on my computer so i would like to try another similar site. Any ideas please? and it must be free. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      this is great site,it has lots of helpful tools,including a food diary,fitness diary and exercise dvds to watch and there are community boards where you can talk to others.

      http://www.sparkpeople.com/

      good luck.x

  23. QUESTION:
    What is everyone's opinion of the best diet plan, online plan?
    Need to lose about 50 lbs and am interested in a really good online plan to assist me in accomplishing this.

    • ANSWER:
      Here are 5 reasons why I believe that Fat Loss 4 Idiots is the best diet plan:

      1. It's easy to use - Fat Loss 4 Idiots includes an ebook and a menu generating software. All you have to do is follow the menu and you lose weight. Therefore, it's so easy an idiot can do it.

      2. You don't starve while on this diet - The diet menu includes 4 meals a day. This means that, unlike other diets, you won't starve while on this diet.

      3. You can stick to it for a long time - Because the diet is so easy to use and you don't starve while you're on it, it's easy to remain focused on this diet for a long time and to ensure that you maintain your weight loss.

      4. Fat Loss 4 Idiots is based on nutrition and requires no exercise (except for taking short walks) and therefore is perfect for busy people or for people who don't want to spend hours at the gym.

      5. Although Fat Loss For Idiots doesn't work for 100% of the people it has a great track record with tens of thousands of users from around the world. It also has a very high success rate.

      These are the 5 reasons why I believe that Fat Loss 4 Idiots is the best diet plan on the market today.

  24. QUESTION:
    Where can I find free diet menus and workout plans online?
    I'm trying to lose weight & be overall more toned by the end of August, but I'm not sure what I should be eating & when during the day. Also, I dont know what types of excercise I should do & for how long in order to tone up my stomach and thighs. Im 5'6" and about 137lbs

    • ANSWER:
      Fitday.com has some of what you're looking for.
      Also freetrainers.com http://www.freetrainers.com/FT/jsp/index.jsp
      Workouts for you
      http://www.workoutsforyou.com/

      Usually it's recommended to eat about 5 small meals a day. Don't eat any refined sugar, don't drink soft drinks, drink lots of water.

      Sounds like you are a good weight, so to tone up, I would recommend weight training.

  25. QUESTION:
    Online diet and fitness plan, to gain weight?
    I have found a few online diet and fitness plans that look grea.. However, does anyone know of a site that will allow me to gain weight? They all seem to be geared for weight loss.. I really just want to use it for meal planning, so that I don't have to count calories and nutrition myself.. Any help would be appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      I have found that Self Magazine has a really great website and is geared towards all sorts of healthy body issues like weight loss, weight management and weight gain. They have two websites that I use consistently that I hope you will find helpful. Good luck!

      www.self.com
      www.selfdietclub.com

      You may need a magazine subscription for the Diet Club, but it is worth it.

  26. QUESTION:
    any free diet plans online?
    im looking for a free diet plan that tells me what to eat rather than putting in what i ate

    • ANSWER:
      Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Drinking eight glasses of water is almost like a must. And do not forget to drink water in the morning, the moment you wake up. In fact this is one of the most rapid weight loss tips that the dieticians suggest to the people.
      Have organic foods for the breakfast like apples, bananas, plain yogurt, tomatoes, carrots, peppers, raw honey, wild smoked salmon, and so on.
      Keeping a track on the watch, go for an hour walk. It need not be power walking, but definitely it should be non-stop walk and that’s for sure, in a couple of days only, you’ll start finding the difference in you.
      Another tip regarding how to lose weight fast, easy and safe is that you should have your dinner about 4-5 hours before going off to sleep.
      The two-point program that will ensure the ultimate success is: regular exercise and balanced diet.
      Don’t depend upon fat burning diet supplements. They wont go a long way in helping you sustain your reduced kilos.
      Soft drinks cannot benefit you in any way. They contain 150 empty calories, so if you substitute one bottle of soft drink with water each day, it will do wonders for you. It will enable you to lose about 16 lbs per year.
      Sometimes boredom becomes a cause of overeating, so keep yourself busy.
      If you want to seriously control your weight, then you have to stop yourself from getting lured into trying tempting foods.
      As important is to pay attention to the fact that we eat the right food, equally vital is to keep a watch on the quantity. Without altering your diet plan, even if you’ll reduce 5-10% of your consumption, it will prove beneficial.
      Eat slowly so that you can get a feeling that you have had enough food and your tummy is full. Eat slowly and fully relish the taste.

  27. QUESTION:
    where online can i find good body building diet plans?
    looking to balance proteins, carbs, etc. to make the most of my supplement stack and maintain good physique.

    • ANSWER:
      Joe.

      Supplement stack ?....Please.

      As some of you on here already know I am the worlds worst critic of fad diets, useless gym equipment, exercise machines and supplements. if everyone were like me, Bally's and GNC would be history and all of the slime balls that bilk Billions of Dollars each year from well intentioned and Health conscious consumers, would be doing hard time behind prison walls.

      I will stick to my Lifelong theory that all that is needed for a killer body are Proper Diet, Proper Exercise and a little old fashioned Hard Work and Dedication. every piece of equipment I own cost a grand total of around 0.00.

      The only exception I make as far is supplements is, I take a Whey Protein Powder and only because it's too hard to get my 170 grams of Protein from food without going over my calorie/carb limit. and I don't get ripped off for 50-60 dollars at a nutrition center either. I buy my whey from Wal-Mart and I pay around .95 for a 2 pound jar. the name of it is Body Fortress and it works as good for me as anything else on the market.

      check out this free link, it was started by a body builder who got sick of all the fraud that is going on in our industry. be sure to check out the stupid myths and the hall of shame sections.

      http://scoobysworkshop.com/

      I have included the link to a free video that will show you everything you need to know about reading content labels on food. if you don't already know this it is CRUCIAL.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXwLUA_ucCk&annotation_id=annotation_837480&feature=iv

      if you want recipes and dieting info for Builders here is another site but be careful, I don't agree with a lot of stuff on there.

      http://bodybuilding.com/

      heres another list for foods

      http://www.bodybuildingpro.com/bodybuildingfoods.html

      Best wishes.

  28. QUESTION:
    What is the best fat loss diet online?
    I am 19, male and quite fit I weigh around 80kg. I need to lose some fat, I'm on resistance training and im doing plenty of cardio this week as I have let myself go and put on a bit of weight recently. I want a set diet plan not just "eat less fat sugar and carbs" what is the best set diet plan online. ( I plan on having one meal off every week)

    • ANSWER:
      Eat healthy: eat 3 whole meals a day. For your meals, you want something healthy and that fills you up so that you don't get hungry again for a long time. You need to also make healthy choices like eating whole wheat bread or whole grain bread instead of white bread and brown rice instead of white rice. Cut all junk food. They are bad for you and cause weight gain fast. Cut fast food as well! If you get hungry in between your 3 meals, eat a piece of fruit/vegetable, low-fat yogurt, skim milk, or fruit juice. THey are all good and healthy and will burn fat. As well as eating healthy, combine with exercise and you will lose the weight healthfully and easily. Diets don't work in the long run. When you consume too little, or deprive yourself of certain foods, you are also not getting the essential nutrients. That's why everyone gain the weight back and more in diets. Diet's are a plan for fail. INstead, just focus on eating healthy. You will feel better, look better, and perform better. Opt for a healthy lifestyle, not a fad diet. that's how you lose weight and keep it off for good.
      For the exercise, don't overdo yourself. Just walking, jogging for 1 hour each day will be more than enough. Rememeber to rest for 1 day of the week. Also, if 1 hour is too long for you, you can BREAK IT DOWN thorughout the day. Nobody said you have to get it all done in one shot, just do some after you wake up, some in the afternoon myabe, and sometime before or after dinner. It's more managaeable that way. Walking, jogging, running or swimming are aerobic/cardio exercises and they burn the most calories and fat. They will make you strengthen or build your muscle and keep you burning more calories and fat.
      eat healthy and exercise is the golden rule of losing weight. Good luck hun :)

  29. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any free diet plans and/or exercise plans online?

    • ANSWER:
      www.sparkpeople.com

      Have a calorie counter, exercise programs, recipe calorie calculator. GREAT website!

  30. QUESTION:
    how to start an online diet plan?

    • 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 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 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.

  31. QUESTION:
    which online diet program is the best?
    theres so many online dieting programs/plans out there right now and im having a hard time choosing. If im going to invest some time and money into this I want to know that Im on a good plan. Does anyone have any personal experience or success with any of the online diet plans? Also, has anyone went with the meal delivery option? I know it's a little pricey but Im wondering if its worth it......

    Thank you!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    Where can i find a good free online diet plan that will let me lose weight?
    ..

    • ANSWER:
      sparkpeople.com is a good one!

  33. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a great FREE diet plan online?
    I'm wanting to lose weight but in a healthy way. I dont want to spend alot of money on a plan that may not work though.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many different diet plans just please don't go with Atkin's or a liquid diet. Don't over restrict your calories because this will slow down your metabolism and produce more cortisol a fat storing hormone. A lot of diets are crash diets as well that are unhealthy so if something promises a huge loss real quick I guarantee its unhealthy. One of my favorite websites is http://bodybuilding.com they have free information on everything you can think of to do with health and fitness. Besides following a plan watching your saturated fats and sugar. 15-30 minutes a day for 3-4 times a day of cardio like walking to running depending on your activity level you have now will make a huge difference as well. Drinking lots of water like a gallon a day is really good for you as well to flush out toxins and it also makes your body reduce its water weight by flushing out access water weight. In a month alone you will feel a huge difference in just drinking a gallon of water a day. NEVER buy diet books or plans online there are plenty of free ways that have the same information or better.

  34. QUESTION:
    where can i go to get a personal diet/fitness plan online for free?
    im looking to lose weight. i have bigger hips so i want to get rid of love handles, i want to make my thighs a little smaller, and my stomach flatter, but tone my butt to make it bigger. Where can i go online to get a personal plan for fitness and or dieting for free?

    • ANSWER:

  35. 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.

  36. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried the Fat Loss 4 Idiots online diet plan?
    Did it work for you?> Is it a scam?

    • ANSWER:
      It works for the short term, but it doesn't work long term because they only give you a small amount of foods to choose from. I recommend http://www.yayFOOD.com - same concept but they let you eat more and the owner answers all your questions. :)

  37. QUESTION:
    when you buy the diet solution plan is it only online use ?
    ism thing about buying the diet solution plan online for but i just wanted to know if when you buy it i can only read it on the computer or if they send you a hard copy too.

    thanks --

    • ANSWER:
      The Diet Solution Program is only online , before you buy it I advice you to go to http://health-4all.blogspot.com/2010/10/diet-that-works-great-lessons-from.html to see an overview of the way it works and the main idea behind it , it is more of a life style than a real diet , the good thing is that if you abide to it you keep the healthy look forever .

  38. 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

  39. QUESTION:
    Why Is diet plans so expensive?
    Why is it when your doctor tells you that you need to lose weight, and you see all this stuff online about diet plans and that is suppose to be low cost but then you find out they aren't low cost. they are outragous? If anyone can answer that i would be very grateful

    • ANSWER:
      It' s a market out there ... I have seen some cost from 300-400 hundred a month to having to put down 1,000 - 2,000 up front ... I have recently discovered a new revolution in weight loss ... It's not a "diet plan" it's an "addition plan" ... What that means is that you simply add this to your current lifestyle, don't skip meals, and you will see results and it's healthy and natural ... It doesn't contain chemicals that can eventually hurt your health ... I have lost 18 pounds in 21 days and 2" in my waist ... Now this is without go hungry, skipping meals, or even exercising ... And it only averages out to 5 dollars a day ... Check it out now ... Go to www.newlifestyletoday. org and add the weight loss plan to your life ... God Bless ~ Pastor J ~ Texas

  40. QUESTION:
    where is a good place online to find good diet plans?

    • ANSWER:
      Not really an answer - just trying to point you in the right direction.

      Healthy and Sustainable Weight Loss:
      First of all, stay away from diet supplements and don't restrict calories too much, both are counterproductive to what you want to achieve. When you do start to eat again, you will be sure to gain back whatever you lose, plus some more. When you don't eat your body perceives itself as starving and lowers your metabolism (how fast you burn calories) to compensate. Instead, you should go for weight loss in a manner that will last.
      Your body actually raises its' metabolism each time you eat. What you should do is take your normal diet and spread it out over 5 or 6 smaller meals throughout the day. This will help give your metabolism a boost.
      Stay away from the obvious things - cookies cakes and candies. Soda is a real killer; one twelve ounce can of soda will support about 11 pounds of body weight for a body at rest for an entire day. Don't eat anything within 4 hours of going to bed. And stay away from things made with white flour; your body processes it just like sugar. Eat foods made from whole grains instead.
      Any continuous exercise (walking, cycling, etc.) that you do for more than twenty minutes kicks in the fat burning machine. After twenty minutes, on average, your body starts to burn fat for energy instead of carbohydrates. And, you can do your exercises first thing in the morning. This gives your metabolism a boost for the entire day.
      John S. Bennett
      http://www.4yourbody.info
      ---------------------------------

  41. QUESTION:
    Please help...Personilized diet plans were can i get them online?x?
    Anybody know any good ones...american bodybuilders that design fat loss plans for you online?xplease help

    • ANSWER:
      I went to LeanCuisine.com and got a plan for me. You can choose the amount of calories you wanna limit yourself to in a day and they will set you up with a full calendar! I wish you luck!

  42. QUESTION:
    Diet Plans?
    i am a teenager (13) and i am not too happy about my weight. my doctor has told me to eat whole grains and not to eat as much fats, ive done all of that. i eat whole grain pasta and breads and stuff and i have cut down on fats. i do dance class (hip hop) once a week and you are constantly moving in that and i do other excersises during the week. does anybody know any free, online, diet plans that i can use that work? i am trying to loose weight but not be somebody who eats all veggies. any ideas?

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a free online diet menu for easy diet meal planning?
    I'm looking for something that will give me 5+ days of meal plans that are designed to lose body fat (not just get rid of water weight). It doesn't have to be too extreme - I want to just lose some small love handles, and a small 3lb. of stomach fat in approximately the next 15 days.

    • ANSWER:
      Try http://www.sparkpeople.com It has weekly meal plans based on your goals. Also exercise plans. Plus it's free.

  44. QUESTION:
    I'm a thirteen yr old girl that is far over weight. I need a free online diet plan anyone know any sites thx?
    im almost 100 pounds over weight and i dont have money to spend my mom is sick and dying (literaly)and all she wants is for me to be healthy please help me

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    where can i find a diet plan online?
    my husband needs to lose 15lbs, id say in about a month or so. hes in the army and his weight is flagged, he cant make E5 untill he loses the weight. he was sent to the dietitian on base here but all they did was draw his blood and make sure there was no reason he was gaining weight, like disease wise. does anyone know any good diet plans, any specifics we should cut out, or where i can find a good diet plan online?
    i tried to go to the acai berry site, but its saying not available in my country. were stationed in germany

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    Diet plans, what would you reccomend?
    I am planning on going on a diet plan online. I have looked at a few from: ediets.com, Jenny craig, Weight watchers and the south beach diet. I want to hear what worked for you or maybe what you reccomend. I am not very overweight, I weigh 145 pounds and I'm 5'5 1/2; and regularly active during the day but i think what it is and why im not losing weight is my portion control and what i eat. I would really like to loose 30 pounds. What diet plan would you reccomend??

    • ANSWER:
      i would recommend the finger in throat diet, ha ha just kidding eat gum drops and corn flakes

  47. QUESTION:
    What is the best online diet plan?
    I am 16. 5ft 6 and 189 pounds so that's 13 stone and a bit.
    I NEED to lose weight I recognise that I am obese and I want to change.
    Unfortunately there is not much way that I can exercise near my house but I am working on that.
    I need the best online plan dietplate on livestrong looks good but any other suggestions?
    Ideally I'd like one where I can update my weight and it can show me visually how near or far I am from my goal.
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      The Rosemary Conley Diet Fitness Club is the best one.
      Go to www.rosemaryconley.tv
      Do you have stairs at home? If so you can always run up & down them. You can jog around the rooms and do star jumps, etc on a regular basis.
      Even vigorous housework will burn off calories!!
      Good Luck

  48. QUESTION:
    What is a good online diet site for teens?
    I need a site that has i diet plan or like a get healthy plan i tried spark teens but it didnt work it would be nice if i could enter the food i ate instead of having to eat exactly what it says

    • ANSWER:
      shape magazine's website has a great diet journal online as well as support boards and lots of good tips.

  49. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a completely free diet plan online?

    • ANSWER:

  50. QUESTION:
    Where can i find a good free diet plan?
    Where can i find a free online diet plan that will fit my into my life?

    • ANSWER:
      the mayo clinic diet, among others. the real diet, not the three day diet.


Carb Diet Plan

Any time you try to start a low carb diet plan it can be overwhelming at the beginning. Today's we're going to look at some simple guidelines you can follow to make sure you get going quickly, with the perfect blend of food ingredients to supercharge your low carb diet plan fat-burning potential!

Low Carb Diet Plan - The Fastest Way to Start

Just switching to a low carb eating system isn't going to let you drop inches around your waist or thighs. And if you somehow do manage to make it happen, you'll snap back even worse when you come off the carb-restricted diet and likely gain MORE weight than you were carrying previously!

This is one of the hidden lies the weight loss industry puts out endlessly, they never want to talk about what happens after we go back to our normal lives after suffering through an impossible eating routine that only served to create massive cravings and binges.

Knowing this, one of the most important things I can give you regarding any low carb diet plan is making sure you have the right balance of food types to ramp up your metabolic rate and lose weight quickly WITHOUT triggering powerful cravings that will sabotage your efforts once you go back to normal.

Asian Women Know The Secret Mix

This may surprise you, but Asian women have naturally practiced a version of the low carb diet plan for generations, even before the word "carbohydrate" was first discovered.

They knew to mix specific foods together simply because they just worked, and because their Mothers, or Grandmothers, had passed the knowledge down to them as children. This is actually the exact way I personally first heard about what I'd later learn was a low carb diet plan, as a teenager in Taiwan. My Mom never used the Chinese word for carbohydrate, she instead called these meals "small belly" recipes.:)

Here's how Asian women quickly modify their diet to quickly get their system into a low-carb mode, which lets them quickly drop weight even right after giving birth.

One Simple Rule

Use this one tip at every meal and you'll be on the road to weight loss faster than you thought possible...without going hungry:

Eat twice as big a portion of a natural protein (eggs, fish, lean meat, tofu, chicken, etc) as you do non-"white" carbohydrates (bread, pasta, rice, sweets) at every meal. Limit the protein portion to the size of half a typical 10-inch dinner plate.

Meaning that if you're going to eat a chicken breast for dinner, limit yourself to half the chicken breast's size worth of a non-white-carb side-dish. Make the side-dish a vegetable or fruit (which are natural and GOOD carbohydrates) as long as you follow the size ratio rule.

The mix of protein and a natural smaller carb portion vegetable or fruit actually work together to increase your body's fat burning potential to a much greater degree than a zero-carb or no-carb diet.

What If You Still Can't Lose Weightc

I know it can be depressing, but if you're upset because nothing has worked you need to learn one of the most powerful secret free methods that Asian women do to force fat off of their belly and thighs in less than a month...WITHOUT starving or doing crazy workouts.

This method works fast and is very simple to do, the details are in my free report here: Asian Weight Loss Secrets

I actually do it myself while relaxing on the couch watching TV, and it works amazingly well. Learn the trick for yourself by clicking the link before it's gone: http://skinnyasiandiet.com/free-book.htm

Love and good health always,

Catherine Cheng - Founder, The Skinny Asian Diet

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How can i make an effective low-carb diet plan?
    I've tried everything,and honestly, i don't have time to count calories.How does a low-carb diet work? Has anyone tried it? Does anyone know a list of low-carb foods to help me off to a good start?

    • ANSWER:
      if you want a good carb diet YOU HAVE TO COUNT CALORIES!! it takes 3 extra minutes

      pasta
      oatmeal
      bread

  2. QUESTION:
    What is a good low-carb diet plan and good fitness plan?
    Hi everyone!
    Im sorta looking to lose weight, slowly at my own pace.
    Any good plans or ideas for diet and exercise?
    If you do recommend something please make sure it something that You used and something that worked.
    Thanks,☆☆
    ☆Taylor☆

    • 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.

      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.

  3. QUESTION:
    low carb diet plan (or good cleansing), but a meal that i can pack and bring to school. tastes ok..?
    I need to lose weight for my spring break vacations (3 weeks)
    and ive never tried low carb(or cleansing)

    so does anyone have a good plan that i can bring in a pack lunch thats a bit low cal too? and that tastes ok?

    thankss soo much

    PS the more ideas the merrier :)

    • ANSWER:
      i would not reccomend the low carb diet.... it can affect your cholesterol levels, and thats not worth looking good for just one week* I would say cut out all drinks and replace them all with water..... Also just cut down your calorie intake by about 500 and do not eat 5 hours prior to bed... Also try and squeeze in a few exercises each day to help burn calories and speed up your metabolism.

  4. QUESTION:
    Is there a website that gives a diet plan for a low carb diet?
    I would like to start a low carb diet to jump start my weight loss. It is not reasonable for me to stick to this for the long run but to jump start before I join weight watchers would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      There's lots of great websites out there, but low carb eating is fairly simple depending on which one you're looking for. Here's a few sites that I really like that have great info:

  5. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a low-carb vegetarian diet plan?
    I would like a plan for a low-carb vegetarian diet. I do not eat fish or fowl. I do eat eggs and cheese. Does anyone have an actual diet plan with the meals laid out?

    • ANSWER:
      http://choosediet.blogspot.com/

  6. QUESTION:
    good sample low carb diet plan?
    i'm looking to lose about 20 pounds and work out about an hour a day. i want to start a low carb diet but dont know what a meal plan looks like. please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Low carb is: meats, poultry, fish, leafy greens, non starchy vegetables, no grain, no dairy, nuts, seeds, no bread. You can find paleo diet on the internet free. A really good reference is below.

      I lost ten lbs. on it; however, I gained them back. It was just too restrictive, and too silly for cavemen did not go to a market for fish filets in a package. Anyway, it was fun to lose so quickly.

      Now, I just eat when hungry. I did learn a lot from low carb, and once did Atkins, which I hated beyond measure. I will never do this type of program again.

      Well, a meal plan:

      Breakfast: smoked salmon, leafy greens, lemon juice
      Lunch: Organic chicken on dark green spinach leaves, some walnuts, sesame seeds
      Dinner: Buffalo meat, brocolli, almonds

      I really got into it, bought cookbooks, studied it. There is a whole movement, involving foraging, eating hunted meat, free range, organic, cross fit training. You could build your life around a community of like thinking people. But, in truth, it is quite difficult to maintain, and not proven effective for the long haul. But, have at it, to learn how it is done, and to see the commercial value in the next hottest dietary fad, reinvented from old theories, themselves unproven scientifically.

      It is like that. Find a list of foods under caveman or paleo diet.

  7. QUESTION:
    can some one outline a low carb diet plan for me ?
    Yeah um , im 14 , 5'3 & i weigh 140 . [ not cool ]
    i need help wif a diet
    if you aren't going to write down a diet . dont bother .

    • ANSWER:
      Carbs are foods like potatoes, rice, bread, cake, pie, pasta, candy, sweets, corn.

      Limit your intake of those and you should be fine. Make sure you eat plenty of vegetables.

  8. QUESTION:
    What is a good low carb diet plan?
    Starting a diet tomorrow so needing to know what a low carb diet consist of thanks

    • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Simple carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice) trigger insulin 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.

      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. Any exercise will greatly increase muscle mass with high HGH levels.

      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 minutes. Suggested 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 in 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.

      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. Normalizing blood pressure, blood sugar, insulin, cholesterol, triglyercerides & hormone levels are all bonus features of doing a low carb way of eating. Lutz "Life without Bread" & Taubes "Good calories, Bad calories" are excellent books that dispel all the nutrition myths.
      http://www.atkins.com/Program/FourPhases/WhatIsInduction/AcceptableFoodsList.aspx
      http://www.nytimes.com/2002/07/07/magazine/what-if-it-s-all-been-a-big-fat-lie.html

  9. QUESTION:
    Can you tell me where to find samples of a Low Carb Diet plan?

    • ANSWER:
      Eat nourishing food with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables being part of it. Chew each morsel at least 32 times. This will activate signal to the brain as soon as u have had enough. Besides this change in eating style, take regular light exercises and brisk walks every day. U will be able to gain/shed all extra weight gracefully and in a reasonable time span. No food or drink in between the food and not more than three meals a day, unless u r diabetic.

      U do not have to find out any thing if u follow the above plan.

  10. QUESTION:
    low carb diet plan?
    im going on a low carb diet plan for 2 weeks. if i eat one serving
    (11 g carb) of special k cereal with milk for breakfast. a 100 calorie pack and/or a jello for lunch (20 g carb) and salad for dinner. will i lose a few pounds in 2 weeks? can anyone help me by any other foods (snacks) i can eat on my diet (i am a vegetarian). also i dont hv that much time to exercise so i only workout about 20 mintues each day. will i lose weight this way even 3-4 pounds? any other ideas or suggestions i shoud add to my diet plan?

    also has anyone done this diet. how much weight did you lose in about 2 weeks? did ur stomach look flatter?

    • ANSWER:
      Considering that the muscles and nervous system get most of their energy from carbohydrate energy, why would you want to low-carb it? Carbohydrates also have a "protein sparing" effect, keeping you from having to convert protein into glucose for energy. Once you remember that bodyfat is merely stored energy (and will stay right where it is so long as the calorie demands of the body are met by diet), and that the body uses carbohydrates along with protein and fat for energy, you'll see that you're really needing a reduced-calorie diet--not low-carb.

      Start by calculating your basal metabolic rate (BMR). This is a very close estimation of how many calories your body requires to simply maintain the bodyweight that you have now, and it's quite simple to figure:

      Men--Add a zero to the end of your bodyweight, then add double your bodyweight to that amount. For example, a 200lbs man would do this: 2000+400=2,400. He requires roughly 2,400 calories per day to maintain his existing weight. For weight loss, aiming for 2,000 per day makes sense, along with burning an additional amount by way of voluntary excercise.

      Women--Add a zero to the end of your bodyweight, then add your bodyweight. For example, a 130lbs woman would use the following calculation: 1300+130= 1,430. 1,430 calories per day is what's required to maintain her bodyweight.

      The most you should shoot for is around 2lbs per week in weightloss, since it becomes harder and harder to maintain a balanced diet the less food that you consume--and I don't care how cosmetic our culture is! It's never worth trading your health for weight loss. Besides, a radical departure from the way you're used to eating will only give you temporary results; you'll gain it all back once you start eating "normally" again. Losing weight in the manner described above allows you to maintain what you've achieved, since you'll be able to calculate how many calories you need in order to stay where you're happy with how you look.

  11. QUESTION:
    low carb diet plan, any help?
    hey im starting a 2 week no carb diet plan
    i know everyone says low carb diet plans are rubbish and bad but its only for 2 weeks and its to test my willpower more than anything

    also im a vegetarian
    any low carb meals or foods you would recommend

    thanks a lot :)

    • ANSWER:
      There's no way to be "no carb" as a vegetarian, unless you plan on eating nothing but mushrooms and macadamia nuts.
      but if you say "no carb" to mean eliminating refined grains and sugars, then just eat the lower glycemic veggies and legumes, and leave out the bread, cereal, pasta, rice, peas, corn, and potatoes.
      Eat cooked beans and lentils in small amounts, and fill up on green leafy veggies, and add some colorful veggies too, like red bell peppers, yams, blueberries and such. Drink milk if you're inclined, but be careful with things like honey, bananas, and all really sweet fruits. They have more natural carbohydrates.

  12. QUESTION:
    Low carb diet plan for PCOS?
    would anyone give me so ideas of an easy low carb diet plan(20g a day)
    if you arent gonna answer right please dont answer at all this a serious question my health is at risk

    • ANSWER:
      Atkins is low carb, but to the point of being unhealthy long term and weight gain after getting off of it is common. However, the diet does tend to produce good weight loss results while on it, if exercise is included and total calorie intake is monitored. On Atkins, their Induction (Phase 1) Phase is 20 carbs max. That's not much at all and sent me into ketosis in about 3 days.

      I like the South Beach diet if you want a structured diet that is low carb. They do include healthy carbs after the first 2 wks. I bought the diet book on Amazon.com a couple of years ago quite cheaply...although some bookstores may still carry it.

  13. QUESTION:
    Low fat,low carb and sugar diet plan with recipes for over a month?
    I want to eat healthy but need ta diet plan with all of this.

    • ANSWER:
      Atkins has a lot of healthy recipes and eating plans that include proteins, healthy fats, complex carbs and low sugars.
      Check out their website

  14. QUESTION:
    i need a low carb diet plan?
    im a vegetarian and i dont eat fish, im 200ponds and i need a low carb dietany suggestions?

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    ladies i have pcos and i need a good low carb diet plan any advice?
    oh and low or no meat
    im 296 lbs and ttc and CANT i have pcos and im taking metformin and clomid for it im also excersising every day lots of cardio and my daily food intake consist of water, fruit, veggies, low carb and thats basically it ive been doing it for about 2wks now
    i would like to know if theres any advice i can have from someone with similar problem that lost weight thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hey! I have PCOS and my doctor sent me to a nutrisionist and he said the main thing is to cut back on the breads and pastas and to raise ur intake of protein... he said a good way is to eat a spoon of low fat peanut butter..Jiff is my fave!...every morning and every night...it has worked...along with my metformin...I have lost 21 lbs this month!...good luck and here is a web site to help u too :) http://www.pcosmatters.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29

  16. QUESTION:
    can someone give me a NO CARB DIET PLAN PLZ?
    ive heard of something called the Adkins diet, can someone give me a list of foods i should eat, or shouldnt eat? thanks:)

    • ANSWER:
      Kimkins diet is the most strict of the low carb diets. List of foods are: lean meats, 2 ounces of cheese max and small portions of veggies. I loved Atkins. The problem with these plans are they aren't diets. You can drop a lot of weight fast but if it isn't a lifestyle change you'll gain all the weight back and then some.

  17. QUESTION:
    Can anyone give me an example of 2 days worth of a low carb low fat diet plan?
    I'm goin on holiday in 7 weeks and want to try follow a low carb low fat diet can anyone give me an example of a diet plan for two day with breakfast lunch and dinner please

    • ANSWER:
      Day 1:

      Breakfast:
      1/2 cup of oatmeal out of the can with part of a stivia packet and cinnamon
      apple
      almond breeze (whatever flavor) milk (it's better for you than regular milk and has more calcium too)

      snack:
      banana with peanut butter

      Lunch:
      Large salad with 3 oz of chicken sliced with carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes with an oil or vinegar based dressing.

      snack:
      carrots and or celery with hummus

      Dinner:
      3 oz of tuna steak with a large serving of asparagus rolled in some olive oil and salt and pepper and baked at 350 for 15 minutes and a handful of wild rice.

      Day 2:

      Breakfast:
      Fiber one original cereal. With a boiled egg and a low fat yoplat yogurt.

      snack:
      nuts

      Lunch:
      Grilled salmon with a side of broccoli and a side of strawberries

      snack:
      apples cubed sprinkled stivia cinnamon mix and cooked for about a minute in the microwave or until soft.

      Dinner
      White pork meat. This is the fatless kind. And a serving of broccoli with a handful of whole wheat pasta.

      This is a low carb and low fat diet plan but I did add healthy carbs you need and healthy fats. It's been proven that when you eat whole grains with healthy fats you lose more weight.

  18. QUESTION:
    How many carb grams can you eat to consider it in agreement with a "low carb" diet? Mean plan suggestions?
    I've always heard about the benefits of low carb diets, but other than swapping white bread for rye and wheat and passing on the chips and fries and only eating a fist-sized portion of pasta, I don't really know where to begin. I am a 22 year-old male in college.

    Another obstacle I face is that I don't eat meat, either. I do eat fish, eggs and nuts, though.

    Any suggestions? Can anyone who follows a low-carb plan share a day in the life of their meal plan? I would appreciate the advice.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      The reason you cannot lose weight by starving yourself (using a low calorie diet) is because your metabolism will detect any major drop in calories and it will then ADJUST ITSELF by burning fewer calories each day.

      If you begin eating 2,500 calories per day then your metabolism will adjust itself so that your body begins burning 2,500 calories per day.

      If you try to starve yourself by suddenly eating 1,000 calories per day then your metabolism will again ADJUST ITSELF so that your body begins to burn only 1,000 calories per day. That's why you have failed in your past dieting attempts, that's why you always seem to fail when you try and starve yourself.

      Low carb diets have certainly become popular in recent years, but such diets often leave you feeling miserable each day (since they drain most of your energy and can leave you feeling quite awful each day).

      Check out these facts below...

      Did you know that several popular low carb diets are so strict that you cannot even eat a large apple during the first couple weeks? It's true.

      Also, many low carb diets won't even let you enjoy a 'normal' restaurant meal (ordered without any carb restrictions) for many months after you begin.

      Therefore, low carb diets can leave you feeling MISERABLE each day, which is not the answer.

      There is a concept called Calorie Shifting.Its an idea of "cheating" your body systems to produce fat-burning hormones.Actually there are lots of (low calorie) carbs in many fanciful and tasty fruits,vegetables and nuts that you can eat.

      We don't have to stick to the food that we are used to.We can modify whatever we eat at will.

      You can try this Calorie Shifting diet http://budurl.com/fatlossidiots

  19. QUESTION:
    does anyone know where i can find a free low carb diet plan that is fairly easy?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes www.discoveryhealth.com. They have a daily plan you make up on your own. I used it and got good results. Take care

  20. QUESTION:
    does this sound like a good low carb diet plan?
    Here's an example of a days food:

    2 scrambled organic eggs made with a little light cream, lots of black pepper

    low fat string cheese

    tin of tuna mixed with light mayo, green onions, black pepper, a little lemon juice

    low fat string cheese

    bowl of turkey chilli- ground turkey breast, chili mix, 1/2 cup of tomato sauce, 1/2 cup of tinned tomatoes,shredded cheese

    • ANSWER:
      The main problem I see with this is "low fat" - low carb should never be low fat. In low fat products, they replace the fat with either sugar or starches, same with the "light" mayo. It also doesn't look like nearly enough calories and need some veggies. Low carb shouldn't be low calorie. You need to fuel the body with either carbs or fat but you don't want to fuel the body with protein. Low calorie diets will force protein to be used as fuel and not allow it to be used for tissue repairs & cell regeneration so the body catabolizes it's own lean tissue.

      I recommend going through Atkins full program & tomatoes & tomato sauce isn't allowed the first 2 weeks. I would also add ground flax seed daily for fiber. I would suggest adding salads to your meals. Celery sticks or pork rinds with avocado/mayo/cayenne dip. Maybe add some meat, cheese, mushrooms & peppers to your eggs. Salad with your tuna. You need lots of fats to fill you up when you don't eat carbs, so fattier meats are fine or add mayo or a cream sauce.

      Ground flax seed (2-4 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put 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.

      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.

      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. Any exercise will greatly increase muscle mass with high HGH levels.

      As long as you have <9grams carbs per hour, you wil

  21. QUESTION:
    can anyone give me a low carb diet plan!?
    I need to shift 15lbs in five weeks, I am doing a mix of cardio/weights 6 days a week. I feel like low carb will work best here for fast results...any advice on meal plans much appreciated.

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    low carb diet plan : how many grams of carbs should i have daily?

    • ANSWER:
      with Atkins on Induction you have about 20g carbs/day and after Induction you add to eventually maintain at 40g carbs/day, although everyone is different at what point they will still lose weight.

  23. QUESTION:
    Is this a good low carb diet plan?
    i'm 16 and workout. Im skinny but have alot of muscle on me and always ate anything i wanted. I have a little spot on my lower abdomin which i wish to flatten out completely to my abs stand out alot.

    I started this low carb diet and so far it consists of:

    Breakfast: 1 serving plain oatmeal, OR, a bowl of whole grain cheerios with slices of banana

    Lunch: rolled up turkey cold cuts

    Dinner: alot of tuna in a can since it is high protein no fat no carbs, with an apple or something

    Do you suggest any changes? and how long till you think i can flatten it out completely? its nothing big nobody even notices it really but i do and its enough to make me wanna do something about it
    all my carbs come from my breakfast it seems

    • ANSWER:
      cut the whole grains for the time being at breakfast and just eat an ALL protein one instead as your liver glycogen will remain low by doing so - no fruit or any other simple sugars either,dairy crap etc..
      try this for 3 months and it will shed that lower ab fat ,high protein ,low fat,low carb(50 grams max per day) just put your body into a KETO mode and lift weights to keep your muscle and the metabolism high due to the after burn effect, every 10 days have a glycogen refill of good carbs then repeat this low carb plan,i would limit the cardio to just low intensity to burn even more free fatty acids,you will soon notice that your jeans are getting looser each week as your own stored fat is burnt for energy..

  24. QUESTION:
    is this a good low carb diet plan? Help!?
    I have been on Atkins for a little over 2 weeks and have hardly lost anything! I started at 141/142 pounds ( 10 stone 1) and am now fluctuating between 137/138 ( 9 stone 11) . I'm so depressed about it- I don't get why I haven't lost anything. I haven't even lost inches! People say they lose TWELVE POUNDS on induction. I decided to tweak it a little to a low carb diet but not atkins per say.

    breakfast: small bowl of bran flakes with skimmed milk or 2 eggs with bacon

    lunch: chicken super food salad or tuna salad

    dinner: chicken salad or chicken stir fry.

    snacks: a tbsp of peanut butter or cream cheese mixed with splenda and cinnamon

    If I follow this how much weight can I lose?

    • ANSWER:
      You lost 5# in 2 weeks - which is 3x as much as would be lost on a low calorie plan but you're going to chuck the plan & make something up because you didn't lose 10x as much. You can easily lose 12# on induction if you weigh over 200#

      Atkins program has worked well for nearly 40 years, but I'm sure this thing you've made up will work much better. It looks like a low calorie diet which will shut down your metabolism & cause lean tissue loss, but other than that, good luck.

  25. QUESTION:
    i want a low carb diet vegetarian plan..can anyone help me with this?
    i want a low carb vegetarian plan..can anyone help me with this??

    • ANSWER:
      Why would you want to be vegetarian? For losing weight, chicken and fish are the best. For gaining muscle, beef and eggs are the best. There is no need to be vegetarian.

  26. QUESTION:
    Low Carb Diet Meal Plan?
    I want to go on a low carb diet but I am not sure what all I can eat. I have been eating puffed rice cakes, cottage cheese, fruits and veggies. But I would an ideal meal plan.. like what is an ideal low carb breakfast, lunch, and dinner.. along with a snack?

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I have to stick to a low carb diet for health reasons so I have a few suggestions that I hope will help...

      For breakfast I find eggs are great, especially egg white omelets, maybe with a little cheese and/or some salsa and avocado (bacon or ham are good too). Fruit for breakfast is good because you'll burn off that sugar during the day as energy.

      For lunch I like to mix up tuna or chicken salad and eat it wrapped in crispy iceberg lettuce.

      For a snack I wrap up turkey with a little white american cheese in a lettuce leaf, or carrots/celery/tomatoes with a little low fat ranch dressing.

      For dinner I go with either fish or poultry (red meat is okay too) with some vegetables like broccoli with a little cheese or squash with some butter or salt for a little taste.

      I like to have an apple with cheddar cheese for dessert.

      I tend to use cheese as low carb way of filling me up or adding flavor, but be careful because too much cheese can clog up the arteries.

      Also you might check out the Food Network's website for some other low carb ideas.

      I hope this gives you some ideas! Good luck!

  27. QUESTION:
    has anyone ever been on the kimkins low carb diet plan?
    I am like others a yo yo dieter, right now ive gained back 60 of 100 lbs I lost on weight watchers, why did i do it,, I dont have a clue, but its hurting my legs back, movement and I need to get it off a little faster than weight watchers that i had lost it on, the kimkins plan has had a lota flack and good things ive heard too, im not able to exercise much, and it says kimkins will work without a lot of exercise, I dont want to harm my health worse, so Id like to know if anyone has tired it, how did they do, and how fast they lost , and would they reccomment, and last would u share the diet with me, I cant affored it right now, thank you
    pat sunshine57980@yahoo.com

    • ANSWER:
      Kimkins is CRAP and you will not only yo-yo back up, but it will destroy your metabolism, and you will be in worse shape then when you started.

      Take some time and research some real low-carb diets.

      It is a LIE about the "no exercise" and it's the same as doing any diet with no exercise. The founder did not exercise and is currently obese. What does that tell you?

      I was on the diet, and I can tell you I gained weight back as there is NO MAINTENANCE PLAN and it is impossible to make one, as you will be forced to go lower and lower in calories because your metabolism will be whacked.

      There are free weight loss forums that will give you FREE support and people will help you find the right diet!

      Go low carb, but don't do Kimkins. If I had a chance to go back I never would have done that diet. I now gain 10 pounds just looking at a cracker.

  28. QUESTION:
    What do you think is the best diet? Low-carb, low-fat, portion control, or any other diet plan?
    Also, can anyone give me a good exercise routine to follow...I want to lose 50 lbs. I'm female, 4'10 and 180lbs! I'm not healthy, and looking to change my life.

    Please no one list answers telling me I'm fat and to just work out and eat less. I know that already. I would like some real information.

    • ANSWER:
      portion control. that way you can still eat what you want. but you should still cut back on junk food and all, and concentrate on the healthier foods like veggies and fruits. i have been losing weight by cutting my portions back. i drink water between meals to keep myself from snacking. i go on the treadmill 4-5 times a week walking/jogging. but i increase the incline when and walk and decrease it when i am jogging. good luck! :) i know you can do it.

  29. QUESTION:
    carb lovers diet plan?
    Has anyone answering this question ever done the "carb lovers diet", and if so, how did it work out for ya? What type of routine did you follow and also what was your meal plan like for breakfast lunch and dinner.

    I watched an episode on "The today show" online about this diet, and I had a baby 10 months ago and cant seem to lose the weight now.

    • ANSWER:
      Go on a low carb diet (Atkins) if you are serious about losing weight.
      God bless.

  30. QUESTION:
    Low Carb diet meal plan?
    Well Im starting to do a low carb diet so I can lose some body fat and look more cut. I need a good meal plan so I can already have an idea of what to eat.

    • ANSWER:
      bro you don't need a meal plan, im doing low carb diet and its easy. Get a scale so you can measure everything, find the calories of your food online and track it all. Eat meat veggies etc avoid fruits bread milk cheese. The only carbs I have in a day is from wholewheat bread in the morning and milk with my protein shake. It's not hard to tell whats in your food just use common sense and you'l be fine. I can give you an example of my diet however if that would be helpful. I've lost 15 pounds so far.

      Breakfast Sandwich with cheese and meat
      Lunch Protein shake with milk and whey protein and some almonds on the side
      Dinner Salad with low carb dressings and a ton of chicken

      For snacks in between I have stuff like beef jerky, peanuts almonds, vegetables sometimes an egg or two etc
      If you've never done low carb diet get ready for hell. My body goes crazy with the low amount of carbs it's really fkin hard to avoid sugar and bread and all that.

  31. QUESTION:
    Will this work? Low Carb diet plan! Please help!!?
    Eating about 25-30g of carbs and 1200 max calories Monday-Saturday and then on sunday having 60g Carbs and 1800 Calories. Can i still loose weight like this? PLEASE HELP IM DESPERATE! Im 5'4 and about 9 and a half stone. And 18yrs old.X

    • ANSWER:

  32. 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/

  33. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a good diet plan-Low carb- low sugar. I am a "Diabetic". Thanks in advance!?
    Know any good recipe web-sites

    • ANSWER:
      You didn't say whether you were type II or not, so I'm going to assume you are. First, visit my webpage: http://www.geocities.com/seabulls69/Type_II_Diabetes.html for starters. And check this out:
      http://www.diabetesimprovement.com/
      And, finally, here's a really good diet program:
      http://www.chetday.com

  34. QUESTION:
    Is a low carb diet and an exercise plan a bad mix ?
    Hey guys just wondering is this is a good idea to lose weight fast.
    I would like to loose the extra weight and then tone myself down.

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    What are the claims of the low carb diet plans?
    What do you have to do as part of the diet regiment? each type?

    • ANSWER:
      First, IT WAS SHOWN TO BE DANGEROUS in the 1960s.

      When your body doesn't have enough sugar to burn, it burns protein. Burning protein takes a lot more energy, so you lose more weight.

      The problem is that it produces some toxic byproducts.

      Your body runs off sugar and carbs, so why would your starve your body of those things?

  36. QUESTION:
    please can you give me a low carb diet plan?
    please not something with too many fats

    • ANSWER:
      If your going for low carb then atkin's is the way to go. Just get the book for better info, but really I think a good diet is a nice balance of everything.

  37. QUESTION:
    On a no-carb diet/lifestyle but the plan says you CAN have a small amount of carbs right after workout?
    Why is that? Why can I not have carbs, except within an hour after a good workout. Is there a reason for that? Help me understand.

    • ANSWER:
      I hope you are not on a no carb diet, Most foods, even head lettuce has some carbs. I control my diabetes with a very low carb diet. Even Atkins said at least 20 grams per day.
      Anyway, your body needs some carbs after a workout for proper conversion of fat and protein. Since there are few carbs available in your muscles and liver if you have been on a low carb diet there is little for your body to use.
      Please remember your brain needs glucose to work. If on low carb and you use what little you have in feeding the cells with exercise you will suffer from mental confusion and possible other problems without some easily accessible carbs. Under normal non exercise times your body on low carb produces ketones to use for conversion to glucose but on exercise there is not enough to feed your brain.

  38. QUESTION:
    Low carb diet plan??????
    Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    What to avoid?
    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Breakfast: egg whites, turkey bacon = no carbs
      Lunch: grilled chicken salad = minimal carbs
      Dinner: salmon/type of fish with steamed broccoli or some type of green.

      I guarantee you will lose weight on a low carb diet. This isn't for long term though b/c your body needs carbs for energy. If you have time and like my answer and want to learn more, go to youtube and check out my channel under "sanitary103". Best of luck!

  39. QUESTION:
    Is a no carb diet good to kick start a lifestyle plan?
    as in before i start a lifestyle change can i lose a lot at first by going no-carb?

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    Plan for Low-Carb diet?
    Hi

    I am trying to lose a bit of 'tummy' weight at the moment. I am going to the gym on average 3 times a week and would also like a healthy diet to go with it - I eat too much junk!

    I think that the majority of my diet is made up of carbohydrates (as they are cheap, convenient and satisfying) so am finding it very difficult to lose weight with the amount of carbs I eat.

    Is there a realistic diet plan which is low in carbs and also wouldn't cost a bomb (as I am on a budget!) that I could follow?
    I struggle with coming up with healthy and satisfying meals at lunch and dinner (and also snacks...) which could consist of other food groups (dislike fish by the way!) I also have a desk job which means sandwiches, crisps etc normally get eaten at lunchtime for convenience!

    Any advice people can give would be appreciated :-) I really want to start getting rid of my belly and just don't know where to start 'eating-wise.'

    Thanks very much in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      You can take those sandwiches and just dump the bread off, take it in a tuppaware box and add some leafy green salad, you can get premixed bags that arent too pricey. So then it's just like a £1 or £1.50 packet of sandwich meat. In morning I just grab the tuppaware box, throw the £1/£1.50 meat in (full pack) throw in a hand full of the mixed leaves, squirt some mayo in, crack pepper over it - takes 2 mins. I don't like tomatoes but I do like peppers, so I often throw those in.

      For evening meals you can fall back on eggs - a 3-4 egg omellette with cheese in and peppers (I like peppers... :) ) and onion is really nice IMO - if im in a rush or just cant be bothered cooking lean meat I'll stick with eggs.

      I also eat burgers but without the buns, with Kale fried in olive oil + cheese again, I do get decent ones though and maybe they are pricey but check for the least processed ones that dont hurt the bank (DONT choose low fat crap on low carb, the fat is processed out and often replaced by carbs/sugar)

      Peanut butter does have some carbs in but I find it great for high calorie/long satisfaction low carb food. Again, check the lable, a lot of companies are better now because they show off the lack of weird ingredients, but check the carb content.

      Mixed nuts - cheese portions (if I was trying to save money I'd literally chop up strips of cheddar to put in the same box as my salad) - cream - sandwich meat - burgers without buns - sausage - peanut butter. When lazy, use eggs - dont avoid yolk...

  41. QUESTION:
    I just started the low-carb diet-to-go meal plan, and have a few questions. When can I expect to see results?
    Also, if in 6 months I have reached my goal and start eating regularly again, will all my weight come back? How can I avoid this?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know about "diet to go meal plan" but will tell what I do know.

      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. 9grams an hour x 16 hours = 144 grams a day. Many people gain weight on high carb, do low carb to lose weight & then are shocked when they return to high carb & gain weight.

      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.

      People with insulin resistance & almost all obese are insulin resistant, calories go directly to fat cells (when glycogen stores are full), that's how they get obese. Exercise will force the muscles to accept glucose (carbs) but they won't when you aren't exercising (but it's a good way to deplete glycogen stores)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Simple carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice) trigger insulin 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.

      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. Any exercise will greatly increase muscle mass with hi

  42. QUESTION:
    why do people lose weight faster on low carb/no carb diet plans?
    i'm curious to why this is. why if you take away carbs from your diet do you lose weight quicker?

    • ANSWER:
      http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/health-and-human-body/human-body/fat-costs.html

      This national geographic article starts answering your question about half way through. And it's rather interesting.

  43. 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

  44. QUESTION:
    low carb vegan diet meal plan?
    what are some good low carb vegan foods i can eat to loose weight
    im trying to incorporate a low carb diet into my usual 20 min run.
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      1 : Oats in Milk with sugar free.
      # 2 : low fat yogurt, black pepper, salt, spinach.. Make yogurt with pepper and salt then put spinach.. mix it. and have it. yogurt will fill you with low carbs and spinach is good for cutting fat.

      All the best :)

  45. QUESTION:
    What is a good exercise plan for someone following a low carb/fat diet?
    I still would like to exercise but because of my diet I am left feeling a little tired and weak.

    Has anyone got any easy workouts that wouldn't be too strenuous but still prove to be beneficial? I am a 16 year old female, 5.4 and I weight 8.10.

    • ANSWER:
      A low carb diet needs to be high fat, at least 65% of total calories. A low carb, low fat diet will not put you into ketosis and could be dangerous if the fat level is too low. You will feel sluggish (induction flu) the first week or so on the diet but should feel much better after. Walking is good enough exercise til you get stronger.

      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 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 calorie, bad calorie" are excellent books that dispel all the nutrition myths.

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

  46. QUESTION:
    This Low Carb Diet that I plan to do.?
    I'm thinking about doing the low carb diet, but I was wondering if anybody that has experimented with this diet could tell me how much weight they lost in what period. What foods did you eat. And how did you feel during this particular diet. I talked to a lady who said she lost a lot of weight off of the diet but I never got to finish speaking with her. So if some of you wouldn't mind sharing I'd appreciate it. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      The most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggest that about half of your daily calories come from carbohydrates. A person who eats approximately 2,000 calories per day should take in about about 250 grams of carbohydrates.

      While keeping track of the amount of carbohydrates you need every day is important, choosing the right carbohydrate-rich foods is equally important. Your carbohydrates should come from whole grain bread, cereals and pastas, nuts, seeds, legumes, fruits and vegetables.

      Avoid unhealthy carbohydrate-rich foods, such as sugary snacks, pastries, sugar-sweetened soft drinks, candy, cookies, greasy chips and most processed, packaged snack foods. These foods contain too many calories while offering little or no nutritional value. Some of these foods also contain saturated and trans-fats that are bad for your heart.

  47. QUESTION:
    Diet please? I need to lose 1 kilo a week and I don't want to do a low carb regime?
    I'm exercising every day but only toning and losing stuff all in weight or inches. It is extremely daunting but I don't want to give up yet again. I need my breads, pastas and cereals so I don't want to do a low carb diet but desperately need to lose my excess 33 kilos. Any DO-ABLE diet plan would be enormously appreciated!

    • 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.)

  48. QUESTION:
    Can some one give me a carb and yeast free diet plan,?
    I have candida overgrowth for a few years now and im fu**ing sick of it the doctors cant/wont do anything so i need to eliminate yeast from my everyday life, also the carb free part of it ois the get rid of the beer belly ive started to get,

    • ANSWER:

  49. 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.

  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.


2 Week Diet Plan

Are you anxious to lose a lot of weight but don't think you can drop the calories that most low calorie diet demandc Or don't believe that you can exercise enough to get the weight downc If so then I have the ideal way for you to lose 20 pounds in 2 weeks that you need to learn about. It involves eating to lose weight and best of all the results you get are permanent and many times continue coming even after you complete the diet.

Why Low Calorie Diets Just Don't Work! There is a common problem with all low calorie diets, they focus on a reduction of calories while the real reason you're fat is never addressed. The problem with going low calorie is that it in fact trains you metabolism to become slower than normal. Your body is always in a state of balancing out. When you suddenly drop the overall calories you consume on a daily basis your metabolism goes into scarcity mode and begins consuming and actually slowing down the fat burning process. This is why so many times after you finish a low calorie diet you put on weight faster than ever as your metabolism has effectively become trained to be slower than normal.

How to Lose 20 Pounds of Fat Permanently! The secret to losing weight permanently is to not so much lower the calories you consume daily but to in fact target the source of the problem, a slow metabolism. There is a dieting system known as calorie shifting which does just this. It targets your metabolism so that you naturally burn more body fat than normal. Best of all this effect is triggered by eating food. When you eat according to the calorie shifting system it will train your metabolism to become much more active than normal.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is anyone willing to make me a 2 week diet plan?
    I am wanting to lose 60 lbs(weight that I didn't lose after pregnancy...) I am not sure what the best diet would be for me but if you have suggestions let me know. I would like to have lower calories. I am not a picky eater but do have a 2 year old eating each meal with me and then his father @ breakfast and supper time.

    • ANSWER:
      go on to netogreen.com to build your diet plan. good luck!

  2. QUESTION:
    2 Week Diet Plan Help?
    Does anyone know of a 2 week diet plan that helps you lose weight fast (exercise will be included)? Links would be great

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Losing weight is a function of calories in and calories out. There's very little mystery to it. It used to be thought that a pound of body weight (or 2.2kg) was equal to 3500 calories but recent research suggests that's not a hard and fast rule. Consider it a rule of thumb. Do a web search and you'll be able to determine your approximate basal metabolic rate (the number of calories you burn each day just by being alive and breathing). I'd guess that your BMR is probably in the 1500 calorie range. So, if you consume less than 1500 calories per day, over time, you're likely to lose weight. However, if you were to starve yourself (equivalent to consuming anything less than about 600 calories/day), your metabolism is likely to slow down and the differential between calories consumed and calories burned is likely to narrow significantly.

      You can increase the number of calories you burn with vigorous exercise. Brisk walking, jogging, running, aerobic exercise, bike riding, time on an elliptical trainer, etc. is likely to burn about 10 calories per minute. Using the 3500 calorie benchmark, to burn enough calories to lose 1 pound (2.2kg), you'd need to do about 350 minutes of exercise (or about 6 hours). So about an hour a day of vigorous exercise will help you increase your calories expended to lose about a pound a week (assuming you consume fewer or the same number of calories as your BMR).

      If you want to lose more than a pound a week, just do the calculations you need to determine how many more calories you have to burn than you consume to achieve your goal.

      Several things will help to increase your metabolism along with the vigorous exercise - eating many small meals over the course of a day (6 or so) keeps your digestive track engaged so it's working harder to work through the food you're consuming. The more times you eat, the more calories get burned trying to digest the food. Be sure to eat soon after getting up each day so your metabolism gets going.

      Adding weight training to your exercise regimen to help build lean muscle tissue will help to increase your metabolism. Muscle maintenance burns more calories per day than the body uses to maintain the other tissues in your body. Drinking about 1 ounce of water per pound of body weight per day will help your body flush the "ashes" of what it's burning through your increased exercise.

      Stick to lean proteins (egg whites, turkey or chicken breast, fish, etc.), whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and avoid most fats. Your body needs some fat in order to metabolize and digest the rest of the food you're eating. You can get that amount of fat from the chicken or turkey breast and/or fish. Limited amounts of olive oils, very limited amounts of almonds also can provide the little bit of fat that your body needs. Limit alcoholic beverages and other sugars as they have little to no nutritional value and will increase your calorie count significantly.

  3. QUESTION:
    Please tell me a 2 week diet plan to lose this weight. It makes me so depressed...?
    I know how to eat healthfully, but lately I have been binging and moping around due to recent drama and stress in my life. I have no structure and I don't feel hungry for food at normal times.

    I need a 2 week diet plan. I don't care how strict it is. I just want it to work. I need to lose a pant size and the cellulite/stomach roll. My waist is 26". I want to get it down to 24" again.

    Please please please don't preach to me. I am always convincing people to lose weight the healthy way, but I need to do this quickly or else I am going to go insane. I look terrible and I am so depressed. All of the structure in my life is gone. Please tell me a diet plan that works. I will survive.

    • ANSWER:
      Alright just calm down... Eat healthy, not too much though. Don't focus on calories just the nutrients like say oh I'm going to do cardio in a few hours I should eat a fruit to get some carbs to start out. Or after a workout oh I should eat an egg or some nuts to get some protein in my body. Usually when you do that you don't consume too many calories. Exercise intensly I mean it too give it 110% even when you feel like you can't go anymore and you think your going to die. Stic with it run through the finish. In 5 minutes you'll be fine, you'll catch your breath. Keep motivated. Ask yourself how bad do you want it? Because if you want it you'll get it. When your tempted at a desert ask that question, or when you don't want to work out ask that question.

  4. QUESTION:
    2 week diet plan - Help!!!?
    I am trying to lose 5-6 pounds in 2 weeks. Can someone suggest a healthy diet plan? I am not good at calculating calories of food so let me know what exactly I need to eat and the amount if possible. Thanks!
    Thanks all for the quick reply. What kind of fruit should I eat and what kind shouldn't?

    • ANSWER:
      Mix 2 tsp apple cider vinegar with a glass of water and drink it before each meal. It is a natural remedy that really does work. I warn you tho, the taste is not pleasing. :)

  5. QUESTION:
    Can anyone recommend a 2 week diet plan to lose 10 lbs?
    i know its not very healthy but i broke up with my bf last month and have put on some weight. I wanna lose like 10 lbs before Oct 13th. Probably not gonna happen huh? LOL

    • ANSWER:
      It's not very realistic or healthy at all.

      Weight loss is a result of calories consumed being less than calories used.

      This is NOT a long term diet plan by any stretch of the imagination, but I would just say to cut out ALL (and I mean ALL) carbohydrates for the next 2 weeks. Eat meat, cheese and eggs only. Don't drink any sugary or carbonated beverages, not even 100% fruit juice. Drink WATER, and LOTS of it.

      Exercise like you've never exercised before. 3-4 hours a day if possible.

      They do it on The Biggest Loser, why can't you?! Just don't try to sustain this kind of routine for any length of time. Like I said, its definitely not healthy.

      I hope no one bashes me because I'm just trying to answer your question. I wouldn't recommend doing this, but if you are set on trying to accomplish that goal, this is one way to do it.

  6. QUESTION:
    A good 2 week diet plan?
    since winter break is coming soon at our school, i'd like to do a 2 week diet during the break.
    i'm a lazy person, but i'm not lazy enough to run. i like running, but i'm not fast.
    i only have a treadmill, a few dumbbells, and i do have a medicine ball.
    i only play 1 sport, which is tennis. I KNOW. I'M ASIAN.
    i will eat diet foooods:3 like yogurt. and stuff. (i do know them; too much to list)

    WORKOUT:
    monday-friday(both 2 weeks)
    treadmill for 30 mins
    20 reps of dumbbells
    30 reps of medicine ball? (i think)
    rest....
    10 reps of dumbells.
    20 reps of medicine ball
    rest...
    10 reps of medicine ball
    rest...
    few sets of mixed crunches.

    sat-sunday (both weeks)
    run on treadmill 30 mins...
    rest...
    treadmill 30 mins...
    mix of crunches

    • 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.

  7. QUESTION:
    2 week diet plan... 15 years old, 5'3.5, 120.4 lbs?
    2 bowls of cereal per day. That is all. I know its not healthy. I exercise lots, and im a gymnast. I have got an ED but im not at low weights, so i already know this isnt healthy. What id like to know is, on 2 bowls of low calorie cereal per day, how much weight do you think i will lose in 14 days? Honest truthful answers greatly appreciated. Thankyou.
    measurements are 26" waist 33" hips... i hate them.

    • ANSWER:
      Is it really worth it, though?

      There's so much more to life.

  8. QUESTION:
    I need a quick 2 week diet plan?
    PLEASE READ! Alright so school starts in 2 weeks for me and i have already been on a diet for the past 4 months and it has been working :D . But since this month started i've been eating frozen yogurt once a week at least and theres this sort of sugary cereal that i've been eating but i basically want to do a 2 week cleanse (where i eat) and i was wondering if their was any exerices that can get me a bit toned up. I hope you guys get the idea that i basically want to look a little toned and feel healthier for school! Thanks for helping if ya did! <3

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  9. QUESTION:
    I need a good 2 week diet plan?
    Im leaving for Mexico and would like to loose a few more pounds before i go.
    Any good diets that worked for you fast?

    P.s. - Im a vegetarian.
    =]

    • ANSWER:
      To loss the weight i think this option and its work for me:

      eat more fruit
      drink fresh juice
      get detoxification
      no junk food
      no milk
      no yogurt
      no soda
      drink natural water
      sport (like exercise, running, walking, aerobic, swimming)
      eat more salad
      good sleep

      the example eat menu :

      Breakfast

      Always same: juice presses fresh, as much as desirable, up to 14 ounce; fresh succulence as much as desirable, or salad fruit; when do you very hungry. When not make difficult, sometimes fun replaced fruit every day that eaten at morning

      Lunch

      Fresh fruit juice, or carrot juice, 4 - 8 ounce, when does desirable. Salad with fresh vegetable addition desirable and combination sandwich with cucumber or celery.

      Dinner

      Fresh vegetable cocktail juice, soup cream cauliflower. Potato boat or simple grilled chicken. Garlic flavor string bean. Salad green French.

      I read this menu from this blog. In this blog have an articles for main program, program, healthy lifestyle, many tips and more useful links for loss your weight. And have VIDEO ARCHIVES, its very help.

  10. QUESTION:
    2 week diet plan??
    what is the easiest way to lose start to lose NOTICEABLE weight in two weeks? is a low carb diet the way to go? very low cal? no fat? what do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      run ALOT

  11. QUESTION:
    I need a 1 week diet plan.. 2 gain weight?
    I'v always been like anorexicly skinney and im getting fed up with it I'v tried handeling it on my own but nothing will work(im 4'10" and 80lbs) I dont want to grow out of my clothes but I don't want to be soo small can anyone help
    I'v tried them all and nope nope and nope none worked!
    Oh yah I also eat more then my 150pound friend so thats not whats keeping me back and I don't excersize much except swimming and gym class

    • ANSWER:
      EAT LOTS OF TUNA!!!

  12. QUESTION:
    I need a 2 week detox diet plan any suggestions?
    i am 21 and dont need to lose any weight i just want to try doing a detox diet.

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps you could try the lemon juice detox diet.

  13. QUESTION:
    If anyone has the fitness magazine Oxygen (June issue) would you please give me the 2 week abs diet? Thanks!!!
    I would appreciate if you would give me the diet plan and the workouts that are for this 2 week diet plan inside of the magazine, you are doing me a very big favor. Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a helpful overiew of the popular Abs Diet from the folks over at freedieting.com:

      The Abs Diet is a book written by David Zinczenko - the editor for fitness magazine "Men's Health". The book is written in a style aimed at men, but the principles can be applied to anyone.

      For many years most athletes, fitness models, and bodybuilders have applied the same basic fundamentals to their diet. Principles like eating often (5-6 times per day), building muscle, eating lean proteins, and aiming to eat whole unrefined carbs.

      Sadly many dieters have failed to take note of these techniques, often believing that calorie restriction is the only way to lose weight.

      Nothing New Here

      Hidden under the gimmicky catch-phrases in the Abs Diet, you will find sensible and workable ideas for fat loss. The principles are not new, but simply repackaged for a different market. In fact the program is quite similar to Body For Life.

      "Based on revolutionary new weight loss research... ...turn fat into muscle, sculpt your best physique, enjoy spectacular sex, and have more energy day after day..."

      Calling the book The Abs Diet is clever. Having visible abdominal muscles is about attaining low levels of fat (we're talking quite low here - see article on abs) - rather than any magic diet, special exercise, or special piece of equipment. Attaining defined abs is difficult and challenging - but it sells, and many men now consider visible abs to be the pinnacle of a good body.

      The Power Foods

      The Abs diet contains a 7 day meal plan, made up of 12 'power foods', along with recipes. One meal per week is designated as a 'cheat' meal - where you eat anything you want. The book advises avoiding foods like fatty meats, processed/refined carbs, and high-sugar foods.

      The Power 12 Foods
      1) Almonds and Other Nuts eaten with skins intact.
      2) Beans and Other Legumes
      3) Spinach and Other Green Vegetables
      4) Dairy: Fat-free or low-fat milk, yogurt, cheese, cottage cheese
      5) Instant Oatmeal: Unsweetened, unflavored
      6) Eggs
      7) Turkey and other lean meats. Lean steak, chicken, fish
      8) Peanut Butter - All-natural, sugar-free.
      9) Olive Oil
      10) Whole-Grain Breads and Cereals
      11) Extra-Protein (Whey) Powder
      12) Raspberries and Other Berries

      If you are wondering why almonds, spinach, raspberries, and turkey were singled out -- nothing scientific -- it just helps to make a catchy acronym - absdietpower !

      Exercise Component

      Essential to the diet is the strength and interval training. This is based on the premise that building muscle increases metabolism which will assist in burning fat.

      Do You Get A Flat Tummy?

      This is what the author says in response to spot reducing:

      "...you can't spot reduce per se. That's a myth. But if people lose weight - particularly if they're doing some moderate exercise at the same time - they'll lower their body fat and will likely notice that loss in their bellies since that's where most of the fat lives..."

      Unfortunately this isn't quite true. Women, in particular, carry most of their fat deposits around the thighs and hips. Also, belly fat can quite often be the last place that fat disappears from. However the book does is aimed at men which may explain the authors comments.

      Good Program - Nothing New

      The Abs Diet pretends to be something new. However it is simply a basic guide to strength training, good nutrition, and exercise. It does provide good sensible nutritional advice, but we feel there are better choices out there.

      In our opinion Tom Venuto's Burn The Fat Feed The Muscle is superior to the Abs Diet - telling the full truth - and catering for all types of people. Also in a similar vein is the Body For Life program.

      Hope this helps!
      Newarview

  14. QUESTION:
    a good two week diet plan?
    i need a 1200-1500 calorie diet plan lasting 1 or 2 weeks, can anyone give me any websites that have this?

    • ANSWER:
      Go on the 5-4-3-2-1 diet for just two weeks. Follow it exactly and don't cheat! You can find the diet on the page below. You pick the food but the diet helps you eat small amounts. Choose highly nutritious foods because that will be more satisfying and keep your metabolism strong.

      Drink plenty of water to keep your system flushed and to help you feel full. Give up soda for the two weeks, even diet, and all other sweet drinks as well. Also, no alcohol for 2 weeks. Chew sugar-free gum between meals if you need a flavor in your mouth.

      The biggest component to fast weight loss is going to be your workout. You will want to make sure you do a good cardio workout every day for weight loss (3 times a week is sufficient to maintain health). To make sure that you're burning fat, you need to be sweating and huffing and puffing. In addition, do some good stretches and some strength training. Activities that use the large leg muscles burn the most calories. These activities also tone the lower body quite effectively. Think in terms of:
      Power walking, jogging, biking, skating, swimming laps, jumping rope, dancing, and jumping jacks.

  15. QUESTION:
    how to loose 2-3lbs a week healthy diet plan?
    a healthy diet plan which has maybe worked for yu or anyone you know Please im desperate????
    Thnak yuu P.s Vegeterian :)

    • ANSWER:
      please write this person! He is THE best fitness coach I have ever met! He will give you all the info you need to lose the weight you want! cLaneLMT@aol.com

  16. 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 ;)

  17. 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

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  18. 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!

  19. QUESTION:
    hey i weigh 156.2 lbs 5.8 ft. i hv a treadmill at hme. i NEED to lose 4 lbs in 1 week. diet+exercise plan pls!

    • ANSWER:
      run on ur treadmill do cardio and feel the burn

  20. QUESTION:
    Two- three Week Diet Plan?
    Hey, I am planning to try to blitz some weight off (preferably 2-4 kilos) over a 2-3 week block before my holiday. I have a solid workout at the gym which has both cardio, weights and ab work, which i will do 3 or 4 times each week.

    Does anyone have any tips for what to eat? Carbs or no carbs? what should i aim to make my callorie intake? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Stick to 800-1000 cals a day. Take in mainly carbs. They will give you all the energy you need. Eat as many fruit and veg as you can in those 1000 cals. Avoid fatty foods. x x x

  21. QUESTION:
    Tips to losing 2-3 lbs per week... Diet plans, exercise plans and workout dvd ideas please!?

    • ANSWER:
      breakfast - 2 eggs sausage
      lunch 4 cups mixed salad with meat
      dinner - meat vegetables

      snacks - boiled egg or celery with cream cheese
      no sugar no starch

      basically egg cheese meat and vegetable diet

      20 net carbs a day
      -net carbs are the carbs minus the fiber

      it's atkins !!! it works amazing for me

      visit the website & do the induction phase if you dont wanna buy the book search how to do the diet online..different websites and youtube --bowulf is a good youtuber to watch just search on his videos and type in.. induction

  22. QUESTION:
    need a 2 week plan for building muscle etc?
    ok i am 15 yr old 185cm or 6ft 0in tall and weigh 60kg(132lb) , i need a diet plan and workout plan for 2 weeks that will help me gain muscle weight . please could you give me tips on what foods to eat, how many meals a day etc and what excersices to do etc , cos right now i am eating whenever i am hungary and it is unhealthy , so please people of yahoo answers help me . thank you ..

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Brane,

      Well first, you'll need a little more than two weeks to build any serious muscle but you should be able to to tone up a little if you do certain exercises and eat the right diet. If you have worked out before then your muscles should have some memory retention but if you haven't, i suggest slowly building up, rather than going all out at the start and doing yourself an injury.

      Well for some exercises you could try,
      Bicep Curls
      Hammer Curls
      Concentration Curls
      Barbell Curls
      Reverse Barbell Curls
      Bench Press
      Barbell Rows
      Wrist Curls
      Reverse Wrist Curls
      Pull/Chin Ups
      Push Ups
      Sit Ups
      Barbell Press
      Barbell Shrugs
      Triceps Dips
      Dumbbell Triceps Extensions
      One Arm Dumbbell Raises..
      ..Etc

      For your diet, I would try to control when you eat and how much of it, try to cut out the unhealthy stuff and replace it with foods high in carbs for energy and proteins to build muscle. I would suggest eating more foods like bread, eggs, range of meats especially chicken, nuts/almonds, and don't skim off the fruit and vegetables either. Try for 3 regular meals each day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) and only snack twice (between breakfast and lunch, then again between lunch and dinner) try some protein shakes as they are a great supplement to building muscle and they can found at most health food stores

      For the amounts of weights you should be trying to lift try for at least 10-15kg on the dumbbells for most exercises as that is probably the minimum weight for someone your age and body weight.
      Also dont work out every day and allow time for the muscle to recover, as that is when they will grow. You must rest 1-2 days every week to some gain and improvement.

  23. QUESTION:
    how to lose 2 pounds a week without buying diet plans?
    I am 13 year old girl 5'1 and 127 pounds. i would like to be down to 115. i do not have any money to go buying different diet plans. i have been exercising 4 times a week and buying salad instead of cafeteria food for lunch. i haven't lost a single pound and i have been doing this for 2 weeks. does anyone know a free diet/exercise plan that is very specific and can be used for a teenage girl?

    • ANSWER:
      you should try eating more (not the pizza) around 1900 calories a day. try exercising 6 days a week for one hour and 30 minutes by powerwalking at an incline. dont drink soda and eat mcdonalds. dont eat too little that could be your problem

  24. QUESTION:
    Recommend me a 2 week cardio + diet plan?
    I can use my treadmill, my stationary bike, my sit up thingy, my pull up bar and my weights for exercise.
    I can get the healthy food easily but not protein powder.
    I have 40 minutes free in the morning, an hour and a half free in the afternoon.

    My aim is to have just a fit 100lbs body(remember that I am small), not muscular, especially not muscular around the arms and shoulders, I have too much muscles there from being the daughter who helps dad lift and move stuff.
    I'm 5ft and 120lbs.
    info about water intake too, and i don't really count calories because it wastes time.

    • ANSWER:
      i wont recommend any 2 week plan as its unhealthy...especially if your aim is to reduce 20% of your weight...are you crazy?

      even if you do go on a 2 week plan and you lost about 6lbs and then stop, you will likely gain about 12lbs in the next few weeks

      someone of you weight shouldn't be aiming to lose any more than about 1lbs a week, though in the 1st week, if you've not been exercising you will lose more.

      about 1.5 litres of water would be about right for you..i would Spread this through the day, say 6 250ml drinks..you shouldn't wait till you're thirsty as that means you're already dehydrated and ur metabolism will have slowed down by then

  25. 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

  26. QUESTION:
    Plan for a 2 week diet?
    Can anyone give me a good plan for a 2 week diet! For instance, what to eat each day. =)

    I really need it, summers coming!

    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Check out the Rosemary Conley Diet & Fitness Club website.
      There is a 2 week kick-start diet giving 1200 calories a day that is really healthy.
      Basically, cut right down on the fats and fizzy drinks and get a lot more exercise.
      Good Luck

  27. QUESTION:
    Two Week Diet and Exercise Plan?
    Okay, so there's this game and after-the-game party going on Saturday, Feb. 14th. I have two weeks,starting today, until then. In order to find a cute outfit, I would like to feel a little better and less "bulky" than I do now. I'm not huge, but I want to feel healthier to make my self esteem shoot for the day I shop for my outfit. Here's my plan. For 5 days straight this week and 5 days straight the next week, I plan on hitting up the fitness center on campus for a minimum of 2 hours a day. I plan on drinking lots of water and crystal light, no cokes or juices, no sweets from the vending machines, and no eating cafeteria food (my weakness). I'm going to strive to keep this up past tow weeks though. Think this would help much???

    Oh, and any suggestions on what to eat, like salads, subway, etc. would help greatly!
    I think I will go to the cafe after my workout and just eat salad and fruit. I think that's probably better than eating nothing, right?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like your off to a great start - you'll lose weight just by cutting out the sugar sodas and the fatty foods...

      you can lose 8 LBS in two weeks on this diet I follow that was given to me by my trainer:

      Morning
      1/2 cup oatmeal - PLAIN no sugar - I use spleanda or equal to sweeten - you can add 1/2 cup of fresh blueberries or cut up an apple

      wait 3 hours then:

      eat 3 oz turkey or chicken and 2 cups of vegetables

      repeat the turkey or chicken and veggies every three hours - you'll eat a total of 5 meals per day -

      Make your food the night before and bring it with you - don't skip any meals -

      This is a great plan because you won't get too hungry and good luck!!

  28. QUESTION:
    Can you make me a diet plan for 2 week's please?
    okay well im in school right now and i am very limited to things to do. i have this aerobic cross training class where we do physical activities every day. but i seem to never be able to eat right. i have very limited breakfast food for carbs so i wasn't able to do the no carb diet. i have cereals and oat meals and things like that. i just want to loose about 6-10 pounds. if you can make me a plan to fit my schedule that would help me alot. thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you are eating good, oat meal is really good for you. Don't cut carbs completely (that's your energy), their best ate for breakfast, then cut them out of dinner.
      Six small meals a day are better then three. It keeps your metabolism working & you'll get used to eating smaller meals.
      beef jerky, tuna (no mayo), almonds (small hand full), are some good snack ideas...
      Good luck!
      Ps. Watch out for the sodium in some of the jerky. I like the jack links peppered kind, it has the least I have seen.

  29. QUESTION:
    need to lose 10-20 pounds in 2 weeks. diet plans, work out plans, any ideas welcome?
    i have home-coming coming up and i need to lose some pounds. help would be greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      run, eat healthy, dont drink sodas or anything with a high sugar amount. 1-2 lbs a week is healthy, anymore than that can be harmful to your body

  30. 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

  31. QUESTION:
    Im going on a diet so i need a 1 or 2 week food plan menu.Does ne1 know ne food plans with normal food not we?
    I am a 16 yr old teen girl and i weigh 150 pounds so im shooting to lose like 30 pounds so i would like foods tht a teen would like (no weird recipes) cause all the plans i look at have weird and gross food

    • ANSWER:
      If I were you I would get your mom to sign you up for Weight Watchers. That really is the best place to start.

      You are able to join online and can opt for the points plan. read up on it. But given your age I think that would be the best for you. Any crash/fad diet will only mess you up in the long run.

      And of course opt for whole grains, lowfat foods and refrain from processed foods and sugars as well as most "nonfat" foods, they have loads of sugar. Also, start walking for 30-60 minutes a day and do some strength training... Squats ect.

      Good luck

  32. QUESTION:
    Full story, diet plan, gym schedule. Feedback please. Many thanks.?
    I am looking for some feedback on my weekly diet and gym routine.
    Please see below my honest full story, diet plan and gym schedule.

    Full Story:

    Age: 21 (19/07/1990)
    Current weight: 15 stone (211 pounds)
    Height: 5 foot 7/8

    I started in the gym around September (2011) time and weighed around 18 stone (252 pounds).
    Due to my previous hatred of any exercise/cardio activity I decided to start weight training.
    Until last year I had never exercised in my life and have always been fat, unfit and have always had an unhealthy diet.
    It is now the end of January and I am 3 stone lighter and have shaped up well.
    The main areas of fat which I need to get rid of are the side of the breast area, the side of the hip area (love handles) and also the stomach (belly).
    I would say I need to get down to around 14 stone to hopefully get rid of these last fatty areas.

    I am now looking to start a new cutting diet whilst maintaining/building muscle mass.
    I have been experimenting on so many different diets, foods the last few months that I would now like a set diet which I can stick to for the next few months ready for the summer (end of May) but am unsure on how to create a perfect diet for my situation.
    I am more interested in cutting and losing weight rather than building muscle at this current time.
    I would like to lose as much fat as possible and then start seriously eating well and building muscle.
    I am going to be honest and say that I am currently using the following products:
    Testosterone (2mil a week)
    Trenbolone (2mil a week)
    HGH (4iu a day/6 times a week)

    Diet Plan:

    Meal 1 (Breakfast – 7:30am)
    - 36g Oats So Simple Golden Syrup Sachet (Quaker Oats) made w/water.
    - 30g Whey Impact Protein Shake (chocolate smooth) made w/water.

    Meal 2 (Snack – 10:00am)
    - ??????????

    Meal 3 (Lunch – 12:30pm)
    - Tin of Tuna in Spring Water (John West) (Drained) & 100g chopped up Red Onion

    Meal 4 (Snack - 3:00pm)
    - ??????????

    Meal 5 (Dinner/Pre-Workout – 5:30pm/6:00pm)
    - ??????????

    Meal 6 (Post-Workout – 9:00pm/9:30pm)
    - 30g Whey Impact Protein Shake (chocolate smooth) made w/water.

    Meal 7 (Supper – 10:00pm/10:30pm)
    - 2 pieces of fresh chicken breast (fried using nothing/1kcal spray) side of ketchup/sweet chilli sauce.

    Gym Schedule:

    Day 1 (8:00pm)
    - Shoulders, Biceps & Quick abs work out.

    Day 2 (7:00pm/8:00pm)
    - Chest, Triceps & Quick obliques work out.

    Day 3 (8:00pm)
    - Cardio

    Day 4 (7:00pm/8:00pm)
    - Shoulders, Biceps & Quick abs work out.

    Day 5 (8:00pm)
    - Chest, Triceps & Quick obliques work out.

    Day 6
    - Rest

    Day 7
    - Rest

    (The reason wither it may be right or wrong that I have not and am currently not doing 'Legs' is mainly because my legs are big and now defined well due to the weight I have carried all my life, I just feel that at this current time cardio is enough for my legs, until I reach my target weight I wont be starting on it. I also feel the same about doing 'Back' as my back is very wide at this current time. I do plan to on starting legs and back once I am in shape.)

    So there is my story/plan.
    Feedback/opinions on every part of this question would be much appreciate.

    Many thanks for your time.

    • ANSWER:
      I would add more carbs in through fruit, vegetables and whole-grains. Without carbs you may find yourself lacking energy after a few weeks of training.

      For example, a banana, with some almonds and low fat yoghurt. The banana is a low Glycaemic index carb and will help to keep your insulin levels from spiking, resulting in less fat storage. Almonds are high in calories so you only need a handful, but they provide you with around 15 g of protein, and 20 g of unsaturated fat per 40 g, which can help to support your immune system. Yoghurt will provide the extra protein that you need, keeping you fuller for longer and increase weight loss through thermogenesis.

      I normally take in 50 g of carbs per meal, 35 g of protein and 15 g of fat per meal, giving me around 500 calories per meal, i'm guessing you'll want less than this if you're having 7 meals per day.

      Thick about looking into "metabolic typing", which will give you an idea of the ratio of carbs, protein and fat that is best for you.

      Hope this helps.

  33. QUESTION:
    How much will I lose in 2 weeks on my diet plan?
    No sweets. Just pretty much apples and grapes.
    Only drinking water and a milk carton thinger a day.

    And running for about 30-45 minutes everyday.

    How much do you predict I can lose in 2 weeks?

    • ANSWER:
      Grapes have sugar. Apples are good. But you need to not be limiting yourself. It's unhealthy to not have veggies and healthy meat. Keep the water, the apples, and the fitness, add in some veggies, healthy recipes.

  34. QUESTION:
    I need a diet plan! please!?
    Hello everyone,
    I have tried many diets recently but nothing seems to be working.
    so I have decided to go on a drastic diet plan. What I want form you guys, if you can help me, is to find a good, fast and drastic diet plan for me. I want to loose at least 2 stone in a week or more if possible.
    If you can help me here if what I would kind of want : 1 week (or less!) detox diet plan, and then a couple weeks diet plan. I was to loose as much as I can and not fast but so I can see great results in appearance AND weight!
    I want something simple and I would like a challenge as well... so something drastic. ???
    I don't want to waste a large amount of money on products or anything.. just fruits and veggies maybe.... no protein shakes or anything that is specifically designed for weight loss.

    Thank you so much if you can help! I am just tired of looking for something and it doesn't work.. and I would appreciate it if there is someone out there who could just tell me what to do. pretty straight forward !
    :D xx

    • ANSWER:
      what you need is a reality check, diets don't work. They fail every time and you go back to being double the weight you started with. It's dangerous and unhealthy. Go to a doctor, nutritionist or gym trainer to give you a proper healthy lifestyle plan and learn to exercise as much as you can everyday or at least 3-4 times a week. You need to move your body most importantly, not just worry about what goes in your mouth.

  35. QUESTION:
    2 weeks, my diet plan?
    ok, im doing regardless, i know its not completely healthy but its only for 2 weeks and im using it to kick start my diet....
    im going to have 4 slimshakes a day, which will be around 1200 cals inc drinks, i want to give my digestive system a rest for 2 weeks before i go on holiday, and also to help shift a little bit of weight, or at least water weight...... has anyone ever done a 2 week 'detox' type diet and had results? if not how much do u think i would lose?

    • ANSWER:
      if thats all you have ( 4 shakes a day for 2 weeks) you will lose loads of weight. i think you'll prob lose about 2 stone.

  36. QUESTION:
    i need help with a weight loss diet plan -thanks-' :D ?
    hi guys!

    i was wondering if someone could help me out,
    i am looking for a 2 week weight loss diet plan, i want this diet plan to contain the food which i should eat from day 1 till day 14. it doesn't have to be necessary that it has to be a 2 week diet plan, it could even be 1 week.

    from an exercise point of view, i have everything planned out, i currently loose/burn 360 calories (through exercise) a day and consume around 1900. i do not feel that my diet is correct as I'm not getting good results.
    I'm hoping to see a diet which guide me to consume around 800 calories to 1,300 calories a day.

    thanks guys'
    best answer gets 10 points :D

    • ANSWER:
      i eat 800 to 1200 calories a day.

      breakfast - scrambled egg. cheerios or any non fatty cereal or fruit
      lunch- salad with italian dressing. or fruit
      dinner- eat any kind of meat only baked thgh, and eat plenty of veggies or a potatoe.

      snacks-fruits applesauce popcorn

      excercise hour a day and drink 4+ bottles of water a day.

      i lost 7 pds in a week on that diet

  37. QUESTION:
    Does the special k diet really work?
    I want to lose about 15-20 lbs. Does the 2 week diet plan actually work? Has anyone tried it?
    I would also be exercising and some of you think the special k diet only consists of cereal & it doesn't.

    • ANSWER:
      you wont lose any significant weight in only 2 weeks, 2-5lbs ...maybe

      the special K diet is just a marketing gimmick, the cereal has no weight loss properties it self. Its just based on the notion that a bowl of cereal has so few calories, really any cereal can be used. But its really unhealthy to have ur diet mainly consist of cereal.

  38. QUESTION:
    help with a diet plan?:)?
    hey yall! so me and my friend decided that were going to do a STRICT 2 week diet plan. (takes 21 days to make something a habit right?) im 17, 5'8 and about 125-130 pounds. i know im not like obese or anything...but i definitely want to loose some inches off my waist, thighs and tone my butt up.

    can you help me with a meal plan? i have anorexic tendencies so i don't eat much of anything. but i binge:( so its really hard! ive promised myself i WILL NOT binge this whole 2 weeks. i can go three days without eating and it not hurt me at all...but then i binge. so it defeats everything!:(

    this is what im thinking....oatmeal every morning for breakfast to give me some energy. then go to the gym for about an hour. then come back and eat a salad! or some form of protein. and drink tonssss of water. thats probably about 300-400 calories? the oatmeal is 100...idk about the salad is. i DEF want to cut down my portions and not eat any junk food or sugar. what do yall think? know any other good ways to do this? or good exercises? sowwy its kind of long haha but thanks for answering!!<3

    • ANSWER:
      Well, you're on the right track.
      Usually, for my first meal of the day, I will have a bowl of oatmeal with a banana, then head off for my swim. When I return, I will then have something high in protein, (usually eggs) and something reletively high in, and slow metabolising carbs, (usually white rice).

      By cutting down on your portions, do you mean your meal portions, or the amount of meals that you consume? Ideally, a healthy diet plan should consist of 6 small meals a day, as this maintains a high metablism.

      I know, it sounds like a lot. However, in the long run, it decreases your tendancies of snacking, and is just a more efficient way of getting all the nutrients that you need, without over eating.

      My typical meal plan, is usually something like this:
      Meal 1 - Oatmeal with a banana
      Meal 2 - 4 egg whites, brown rice with carrots
      Meal 3 - Small can of tuna, with some wholemeal bread.
      Meal 4 - A light snack. e.g, a protein bar.
      Meal 5 - A grilled chicken breast, with half a potatoe and tomatoes
      Meal 6 - Plain yoghurt, with a handful of nuts and wholegrain crackers

      Ideally, you want to be consuming at least 1000 calories a day. Anything below this, could potentially send your body into starvation mode, and this is where it will start to store food as fat, instead of burning it.

      How many calories and specific amount of nutrients will vary, depending on the type of person.
      A great way to be sure, would be to visit the website below:
      http://howtohaveasixpack.com/daily-calorie-requirement-calculator.php

      I love this site!
      Not only because it informs you on the amount of calories, carbohydrates, proteins and fats that you should be consuming for your current height, gender, weight and age. Also, it provides you with how much you should be taking in order to gain or lose a specific amount of weight.

      And if possible; Always have a bottle of water everywhere you go.

      Good luck!

  39. 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!

  40. QUESTION:
    Did i ruin my just started 2 week diet??? =(((? 10 points!!!!!!!?
    okay so i gained around 15 pounds this summer....(((( so i decided to tone up at leats a bit before school. - i got 2 weeks left.

    my diet plan is kind of like that:

    breakfast
    0% fat fruit jogurt (61 kcal) + coffe no sugar +vitamin

    lunch
    fish or meat or chiken grilled + veggies/slald no dressing

    i also drink a lot of water/tea and go walking/jogging

    today is my second day and i had:

    breakfast
    0% fat fruit jogurt (61 kcal) + coffe no sugar +vitamin

    lunch
    2 pieces grilled lamb + tomatos/cucumers

    BUT

    thank we discovered that we have 3 eggplants in our fridge so my dad cooked them (grilled no sauce just sault and pepper) all and i had like half of them(((

    is it gonna make any changes in my weight loss???

    please help - any advice welcome!!!

    • ANSWER:
      since eggplant is a veggie you're fine... don't stress out about it because if you do you may slip up because of the pressure you are putting on yourself.
      just try to consume less calories than you burn. it sounds like you are doing good with the fruit and protein though. try to drink lots of water. don't strave yourself. exercise and use free weights. do some basic stretches after working out.

  41. QUESTION:
    3 week Diet / exercise plan?
    It's almost 2 weeks till school starts up again and I need to get back in shape for the fall. I always wanted to get back into shape and be a healthier me for school this year, I want to start things off right this year.
    I need a good food plan and exercise plan for over a 3 week course that can at least help me lose 6 lbs.
    The food plan cannot include any red or dark meat whatsoever (I am allergic to certain enzymes found in dark and red meat), and the exercise plan cannot include biking (because I don't have a bike and the road in which i live on is was too busy and dangerous).
    All help appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      Eat healthy and go to the gym.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. QUESTION:
    Where can I get list of foods (for a week's diet plan) good for a diabetic person?
    WITH ALL DIET COMPONENT AVAILABLE IN THE PHILIPPINES.
    My dad, 47, has a diabetes (type 2) and I wanna give him his weekly diet plan from now on after he has reached a sugar level (?) of 14 recently. All the food should be available in our country, or at least here in Asia. All I found on-line were either UK- or US-based.

    • ANSWER:
      Here are few sites..... Hope this might help you

      http://www.diabetesinfocenter.org

      http://www.cooksrecipes.com/category

      http://www.healthy-diabetic-recipes.co.u...

      http://www.recipeland.com/recipes

      http://www.diabetesthesilentkiller.com

      http://www.bellybytes.com/recipes

      http://diabeticrecipes.blogspot.com

      http://www.worldfamousrecipes.org

      http://www.netwellness.org/healthtopics

      http://www.seniormag.com/links

      You can also buy the cook books from the following website.

  46. QUESTION:
    how can i lose weight in a week indoors with no diet plan?
    well im in 7th grade and weigh 110 im 5'2 and i want to lose weight in a week indoors without a diet plan any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Try the Lil Jack weight loss program http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKCGe2Ezris Baby Jack can really help

  47. QUESTION:
    Will I lose 2 pounds in a week with this plan?
    I have decided to go on this diet plan. In the morning I will have fruit salad for breakfast. I will have lunch aswell. But I will not have any snacks between lunch and dinner. I will also exercise for 30 or 40 mins! So will I lose 2 or more pounds in a week?
    HELP ME!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it should. But dont eliminate the snacks if you are used to them, just make them be healthy such as carrot sticks or apples. Good luck

  48. QUESTION:
    How much does the family meal plan from the eat clean diet cost a week?
    My husband and I have a 2 year old son and we are all three going to start the eat clean diet in a week. I am just curious though how much the family meal plan costs per week at the grocery store? Or any of the other plans for that matter. Also have any of you tried the eat clean diet? What was ur outcome?? Thanks!:)

    • ANSWER:
      Try http://www.eatcleandiet.com. They have a community where they talk about stuff. You can always take some of the recipes they have posted and price them at your local store.

      This looks like healthy meal planning. In general I avoid anything called a diet. Eat-clean diet says it's actually a life style change to eating healthy. Diets are usually a change to eating in some weird unhealthy way for a short time just to loose weight; then you gain it all back(and more) when you quit. Eat Clean diet isn't trying to sell you on some fad--so it says. Looks like buying some book is involved though. I think you need the book to really tell what it is all about.

      There is a site called SparkPeople, that I have used for years. It has free meal and exercise plans, a lot of free information. The food is normal food not low fat or low carb, just balanced fat, car, and protein meals. You choose you own food after learning how to do it. Or you can have the website generate a meal plan for you.

      You can start right away. I let it make my meal and exercise plans for me when I first started. Then little by little I started doing it myself. Now it just tracks what I eat and my exercises; but I decide totally what to do. I'm sure SparkPeople is a lot bigger than clean-diet; it's world wide and you can find more people to communicate with, probably even in you hometown.

  49. QUESTION:
    How much weight will I lose if I follow this diet plan for a week?
    I eat a lite breakfast, lyk 1/2 of a plain yogurt sandwich, and I drink a nescafe. The I do 30 to 35 minutes of aerobics, work my abs out.Then I eat a lite dinner, like today I had 1/2 of my pasta and some salad. Then at nite i do my abs again.

    • ANSWER:
      You'd lose so much more, and your metabolism will go up dramatically if you eat 5-6 small meals a day. And a plus, you'll stay full and satisfied all day. When I was losing 30 pounds (it took about 3 months) I'd eat about 5 times a day, about every 2 hours, and about 240 calories for each small meal I had (adding up to 1200 calories, the very LEAST you should eat a day) Eating any less than this can result in your body going into starvation mode and you wont lose weight.
      For how much you will lose a week, 2-3 pounds is ideal. No more than 3, it's very unhealthy and wont give your skin time to shrink with the fat you are losing, resulting in saggy excess skin. Yuck. So do it the healthy way, and exercise like you have been doing.

  50. QUESTION:
    How to lose 2 inch belly fat in 1 week?
    I will do everything except kill myself, I want to lose belly fat in one week, any diet plan, any exercise ANYTHING??

    • ANSWER:
      lots of cardio (running, biking, swimming, sports, jump rope) + ab workouts. cut down on calorie intakes, especially food that are high in fat and carbohydrates. I like to eat fruits, any fruit is fine. hope that helps :) good luck


Dieting

Interested in taking off a few poundsc A few dozenc Well, whatever your goals are, it's hard to find the right diet since there are so many 'miracle' diets around. But! If you want to know how to lose weight the healthy way, here's 5 tips that need to be a part of any diet you try.

#1 Metabolism. Inside our bodies is a furnace... same as a steam engine, you throw on more fuel to keep everything running. If you have too much fuel laying around, what do you doc Stoke the flames! About 60% of our energy is burned just by being alive... even if you exercise a ton, you won't even be able to equal what you burn if you have a faster metabolism.

#2 a lot of people might think the best way to get rid of all that extra fuel is to stop bring more in... so you'll find people living on a 1,200 calorie diet, or even a 1,000 calorie diet or less. Fasting can have some very big medical/spiritual benefits, but it's NOT for losing weight, and it's NOT a good idea to fast too much until you've gotten pretty healthy already.

#3 So what's a person to do thenc You still need to burn more calories than you eat, but you need to avoid sending your body into starvation mode. So eat more! One day a week, sit down and enjoy. If you need 2,000 calories a day to maintain your weight based on your body size and activity level, then eat 1,600 six days a week, and then on Sunday feel free to have as much as 2,500.

#4 But wait... won't that slow down my weight lossc Look at it this way... 1,600 is 400 less calories than you needed.... 400 * 6 = 2,400. That means even if you were to eat 800 calories extra on the 7th day, you'll still be 1,700 in the good! You'll eat more, and reach your dieting goals without having to worry about hitting a wall!

#5 be smart about it. It's okay to eat whatever kinds of foods you want, your body needs fat and carbohydrates and calories to function well. But don't eat too many fried processed foods, that's the main thing you need to work on. The closer something is to the way God made it, the better you can feel about adding it into your diet however you like So get going! Don't starve yourself, and there's no need to cut out everything that's delicious in life... eat more to lose weight, and forget about the low calorie diets. They might seem to work in the short term, but you'll soon find it comes with a price.

Looking for a little more help to make the perfect diet for youc The main thing that's hard is finding enough healthy foods you enjoy to not be miserable, and finding ways to get past bad habits... if you're looking for some more detailed free advice on how to do both of those things, check out how to make <a rel="nofollow" onclick="javascript:_gaq.push(['_trackPageview', '/outgoing/article_exit_link/596193']);" href="http://www.squidoo.com/DietPlansThatWork">Diet Plans that Work</a>.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    ---dieting?
    can anyone please tell me what foods to avoid whilst dieting and what types of food i should be eating any help will be much appriciated thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I agree with the other 2. Weight watchers is a really good program. I know a lot of people who have lost a lot of weight on it.. You just have to do everything in moderation. everyonce in a while things are okay but don't have them often. all fried stuff isn't good for you. chocolate, cheese, hot-dogs, corn dogs, regular soda (a lot of wasted calories, switch to diet you'll end up likeing it) icecream, and deserts. ect. but like I said these things are okay everyonce in a while I just wouldn't do them all the time. another thing to watch is portion size. if you go out to eat eat half and take half home for tomorrow (just a tip) hope I helped at all and good luck I know its hard!

  2. QUESTION:
    Dieting...?
    What kind of dieting programs or tips do you suggest?
    And in order to get rid of "love handles" what exercises would I have to do?

    • ANSWER:
      Cardio, cardio, cardio. That's all I'll say regarding exercise. But don't start a 'diet'- It'll only set you up to eat more! Instead, revise your eating habits and replace them with healthier foods and smaller portions. Drinking lots of water cleanses you, as well as eating lots of fiber and protein. Of course, balance is essential and carbs are definitely not the enemy when it comes to weight loss- you just need the right ones. I wish you the best of luck!

  3. QUESTION:
    DIETING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
    yea so i need help.
    dieting.
    tips.
    please.
    kbye.

    • ANSWER:
      get rid of all junk food and dont drink anything but water
      eat 5-6 small meal every day dont eat past 7 pm
      eat every 3 hours
      ex 10 oatmeal
      1 chiken salad
      4 small sub
      7 meal replacment shake

  4. QUESTION:
    DIETing!!!?
    I'm trying to go on a diet to lose weight,im going to start weight training so what foods do i eat?

    • ANSWER:
      Heres a good place to start:

      Don't eat any processed carbs (white flour, pasta, candy) or anything from a box.

      Try to eat a lean protein in every meal (fish, chicken, lean beef, low fat cottage cheese and yogurt, whey protien shakes)

      Eat more fruits and vegetables

      Make sure you are eating at least 25 grams of fiber per day.

      I learned all this and more by signing up for a free nutrition course at http://www.nutrition-crash-course.com

  5. QUESTION:
    DiETiNG!!!?
    I started my first diet on Sunday (Tuesday now) & I've lost 400grams (0.88pounds)! Im so excited!

    I would love to hear about what everyone else out there is doing to lose weight? Wether its worked or not? Why you think it works? How your regulating calories? Your exercise regime? What size you are now? What you want to be? etc etc!

    xo
    Just a response to weightloss_guru. Your generic answer (which Im sure is helpful to SOME) has absolutely nothing to do with my question. Stop point scamming.

    • ANSWER:
      you have to eat a balanced amount of carb, fats, and proteins in every meal. try to eat organic. at least whole foods (not the store) but natural foods. don't eat a whole lot but don't starve yourself. eliminate all refined carbohydrates.
      this will help raise your metabolism
      and just keep getting daily exercise.

      i am at this very moment writing a very large research paper on metabolism. i've interview lots of nutritionists and personal trainers.

  6. QUESTION:
    DiETING!!!?
    people who tried the cabbage soup diet only please!!tommorow is my last day..day number 7 and now i'm scared that i will gain it all back. how do i slowly start eating normally again? is this good?

    breakfast: fiber one cereal
    lunch: fiber one cereal and a fruit (or i might have a sandwich)
    snack: activia with my own fruit put in
    dinner: steamed veggies and grilled fish dipped in 1 tbsp (ish) or light mayo

    if i eat nicley like this can i keep the weight off? and i'll have like a few hundred calories a week of junk food for right now. (about 200)

    • ANSWER:
      heres a tip:
      break fast:sandwich/cereal
      lunch:do not eat lunch
      snack:veggies
      dinner:rice and anything with low fats

  7. QUESTION:
    What are the benefits of dieting and exercising?
    I mean, healthy diets. Not fad diets that never work. I need some sort of motivation. So, are there any other benefits to dieting and working out besides just losing weight? Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      you feel better and can do more and do it better. you live longer and have better quality of life. you spend less on clothes (smaller sizes are cheaper) and less on food because you don't eat so much. you can enjoy life so much better if you weight less and are healthier. plus feeling better about yourself and getting compliments on how good you look.

  8. QUESTION:
    How do you lose weight without dieting?
    Its true that diets don't work. I've been on many diets, none being successful. Is it possible to lose a significant amount of weight without dieting?

    • ANSWER:
      I found this guy on youtube sharing some good strategies but to be able to see them you have to click on the description of the video.
      Copy and paste the link to watch it.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6iP1dgIuYg

  9. QUESTION:
    How long after birth did you start dieting?
    I still have 2 months left until I give birth, but I am really excited about getting back to weight watchers. I want to hear from other moms, how long after giving birth did you wait to start a diet. I know that it is recommended 6 weeks until you can start exercising, especially after a c-section. But Im not sure about the dieting guidelines I will ask my doctor at my next appointment, especially since weight watchers is really just a way of eating healthier and not really a diet. Just want to hear when did you start? Please no rude answers!

    • ANSWER:
      If I am remembering correctly weight watchers has a specific category for breastfeeding mothers. Allowing the extra calories you will need to still produce milk. As long as you aren't cutting yourself short of needed calories. You should have been eating healthier during your pregnancy as well.

  10. QUESTION:
    How do you think dieting is becoming more mcdonaldized?
    How do you think dieting is becoming more mcdonaldized or socialized. Suddenly it seems all women are dieting in some way, and corporate america has caught onto this creating diet programs, diet pills, and all that jazz for women. Do you know of any other ways dieting has becoming mcdonaldized?

    • ANSWER:
      Corporate America is feeding into our desire to eat healthier but I'm not so sure that we really are eating healthier because if you analyze the content of some of those "diet" meals then they're not all that healthy.

      But it gives people the illusion that they're eating more healthy so people don't really look into whether an item is all that healthy. For example, products may say "No Sugar Added" but the darn things already were loaded with sugar to begin with. However, stupid consumers buy it anyway and tell themselves that they're "eating healthy."

      Some items have reduced the sugar but, in order to keep it tasty, increased the fat! How is THAT healthy? See what I mean?

      By the way, nice avatar!

  11. QUESTION:
    What are the best dieting foods to eat during the course of a day?
    I am currently dieting and it's working, plus I am in the gym again. I am not fat just gettitng a little loose, I used to play soccer and do step aeorbics in high school, yet I am not happy about my current look. I know dieting foods, I just want to hear more strategies from various people.

    Inform me.

    LQ!!!
    The first answer is just from someone most people don't want to hear from or like. Get a grid smarty!

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe it would help you if you didn't look at things as "diet foods". When you want to eat something (which you should do often, like every 2-3 hours), think to yourself - what benefit am I getting from this? So instead of thinking of things you CAN'T eat b/c you're trying to firm up, try thinking of what you CAN eat to help you. What you do eat is much more important that what you don't eat. And the little things do add up. For example - try a small handful of nuts, but remember to get them without salt. No need for that extra sodium. And drink TONS of water. I know it sounds very cliche, but once you get into a habit of really staying hydrated, you realize how much better you feel. Oh, and fresh, raw veggies are great. Just remember, the more natural a food is, and the less processed, the better it is for you. Good luck friend!

  12. QUESTION:
    How is surgery better than dieting and exercising when it comes to losing weight and being fit?
    What are the advantages for surgery when it comes to shedding off pounds and being fit and healthy compared to that of dieting and exercising.
    Also, what are the disadvantages of dieting and exercising to make surgery look good?

    • ANSWER:
      I dont think any surgery will ever beat good ol fashion excercise. Surgery is good for a ridiculously fatty fat back who let their weight get grossly out of control. But excercise is the bodies medicine regardless if your tired from it.

      Also after you have surgery, you would have to diet and eat good anyway to keep the results grade A. Can a person have stomache surgery and still stuff their belly? Yes, but you'll still be in danger of ripping your new tummy open. You'll get fat only at a slower rate depending on what you eat.

      The body is an engine, not a mr. Potatoe head. It needs driven and filled with good motor oil to be at its best.

  13. QUESTION:
    How can I lose weight besides dieting. I exercise But I want to try a different diet. Any ideas?
    Ok so I'm really determained this month to loose weight i've already lost 10 pounds in a month by dieting and exercising but i would like to try something different this time. does anyone know of a different method? I'm 13 and want to lose a little more before school starts. thanks guys.

    • ANSWER:
      Just waalk 3 - 4 miles a day. I walked I walked 3-5 days a week for 3 weeks and lost 10 lbs. I also cut out juice. I just drank water and replace a good portion of my meals with lentil soup. I lost 10 pounds around mid july. I got off my diet but I was never a big eater anyway and still managed to lose 5 more lbs doing nothing. So now I am 145.

      I do need to start up again to lose the 20 more lbs.

  14. QUESTION:
    What is your biggest obstacle when dieting and trying to lose weight?
    I was just curious what everyone else struggles with when trying to diet. Mine is just hunger, I have a hearty appetite and loathe the feeling of being hungry so its hard to say no to tasty, greasy foods that are available when I'm dieting. Whats your obstacle? And have you overcome it or are you still battling?

    • ANSWER:
      For me, it's resisting foods that simply taste colourful in my mouth lol. i.e. chips.... (are a big guilty pleasure for me)
      I think I only overcome that when I really choose to though... I usually give in when I feel like I haven't eaten them for a long while, and that's when I truly INDULGE (in every sense of the word).
      But overall, I think I've overcome it. A tip is to just stay away from the foods altogether, and have the willpower to resist walking over and buying/taking the specific food out of the cupboard.

  15. QUESTION:
    What percentage of girls who start dieting at 13 get eating disorders?
    I know a girl who has been dieting since she was 13 and still is (she's probably around 15 now). What are the chances of her getting an eating disorder? I've heard that like 86% of girls who diet at that age end up with one, is that true? What statistics do you have/know? I really would like to warn her parents, especially since they see nothing wrong with her behavior. I'm not sure if she's throwing up in a bathroom or anything like that, but she definately is watching what she is eating, eating foods marked "low carb", keeping track of how many pounds she has lost, and exercises for the benefit of weight loss. Also looks like she could use a vitamin if you know what I mean..
    Thanks to all who help.

    • ANSWER:
      i've been dieting for a year and a half (since 13 1/2) and i dont have a disorder, maybe shes just trying to be healthy. talk to her before her parents. there could be something going on at home, eating is a bout self control, maybe if shes lost something she thinks regaining the ability to choose what she eats can bring things back into focus and get stability.
      hope i helped

  16. QUESTION:
    When can I start dieting after having baby?
    How soon can you start dieting after you have a baby? I was also interested in detoxing. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      as long as you're not breastfeeding detoxing right after you have baby should be fine. my mom always said that she just drank a lot of water, and did a lot of walking after having her kids. (my mom has 6 kids)

  17. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to start dieting and exercising?
    I never really work out and i also never tried dieting.
    I would like to know what is the best way to start a good exercise routine and a dieting regimen?
    I will admit i am not a healthy eater at all and I want to know what is good way to start eating healthier?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Jessica,

      Have you ever wondered how a celebrity can keep such a nice and tight body? Do you think they are just born that way and they are just a special person to look that good? Part of it is airbrushing in pictures and different camera angles on television, but a lot of it has to do with the way they diet. There is such a thing as the master cleanser diet and it is one of hollywoods secrets. Here is what you can expect from the master cleanser diet.

      1. You will gain more energy than you ever though possible

      You are going to get a huge burst of energy and more daily energy if you do a cleaning diet. This is due to all the toxins you will be flushing out of your body and all the garbage that will no longer be clogging up your colon. When you cleanse your colon you will allow your body to work properly and this will give you more energy because you will be wasting less energy on cleaning the garbage and storing it in your colon.

      2. You will find more time in your days.

      Sure this sounds strange, but when you have more energy you will require less sleep and you will be more productive. This means that things that used to take you an hour might only take you 45 minutes and those 8-10 hour nights of sleep will turn into 5-6 hour nights of sleep. This can greatly benefit anybody that could use an extra hour or two each day.

  18. QUESTION:
    What are good vitamins to take while dieting?
    I'm currently on a diet and working out 3-4 days a week in hopes to lose about 15-20lbs. I was wondering if anyone new of any certain vitamins that could help me reach my goals or just help in general while dieting. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      A good multi is important to take everyday for everyone.

      Try to find one that does not have alot of extra ingredients (non-vitamin/mineral) and has an even look/texture throughout.

      I love the Nutralite vitamins. They have been around for 50 years and are one of the best.

      good luck!

  19. QUESTION:
    How can I lose the flab off my stomach without dieting?
    I have some flab covering my abs, which causes my abs to show only when i flex, and i can't flex forever. How can I lose the flab without dieting? I don't stick to diets, at all. If the only other option you can propose is a diet, than thats fine.

    • ANSWER:
      you dont really need to diet, just eat a little less.
      also try cardio to burn fat. run fast for say 4x200m to get rid of the glycogen from the muscles, and get all the other bonuses HIIT training gives, after that do slow cardio for 30 minutes, or upto 50 mintues for fat loss. you can also swim, that works as well. .

      also muscles will burn more fat than cardio in the long run,(long run being the other 23 hours of the day) so build some muscles.
      if you dont have any equipment, do push-ups, crunches, oblique twists, reverse curls, squats.
      if you have access to dumbells, do bicep curls at least, you can use them for jsut about everything.,
      if you have access to a gym ask someone who knows what their doing, or a trainer, they'll prolly show you how to do it, and help you ge tthe right form as well.

  20. QUESTION:
    when can you really start dieting and exercising after c section?
    had my 3rd c section 3 weeks ago. when can i start dieting and exercising?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are breastfeeding, you should not diet in order to provide yourself and the baby with enough nutrition. If you are not BF then you can diet right away, BUT you still need to eat as healthy as possible because you are essentially recoevering from surgery. Your body needs proper nutrition with LOTS of protein to help rebuild/repair muscle.

      You should wait for you DR to OK exercise, but you also know your own body. If you feel up to it you can (and should) begin walking. As a nurse, they train us to get people walking very soon after surgery. It prevents blood clots and gets your systems (esp: intestinal) going. Work up from there, but don't go crazy. Even when the outside is healed, it takes even longer for the muscle to completely heal.

  21. QUESTION:
    How do you make your metabolism go back to normal after dieting?
    I heard that when you diet your metabolism goes down because your body is slightly starving. How do you make it go back up after dieting? And how do you not exercise as often or as hardcore and eat normal and not gain weight without being on a permanent diet?

    • ANSWER:
      Unless you drastically restrict calories for a very long period of time, no permanent damage is done to your metabolism. I challenge anyone to dig up a study to prove otherwise.

      That said, get a post-diet sluggish metabolism back on track while increasing calories, you should slowly add calories into your diet over the course of a few weeks, while INCREASING your exercise levels. Keep an eye on the scale and on your measurements.

      The idea is to keep increasing calories while staying at the same weight. You will be increasing the rate of tissue turnover (read:metabolism) through all the exercise, while getting your body accustomed to a much higher food intake. After you have maxed out your exercise (6-8 hours a week), cut back on the exercise and your food intake just a bit, and then just monitor your progress to make sure you are not gaining or losing weight.

      This is also a good strategy to use for a couple of weeks BEFORE going on a fat loss diet to get your metabolism really revved up before you reduce calories.

  22. QUESTION:
    How long will it take dieting to see results?
    I am a freshman in high school and I have a 4 pack. I do ab workouts everyday and lift weights. If I move the fat away from the bottom of my stomach I can clearly see a 6 pack. Got any free dieting tips? How long will it take to pay off? I want to eat good foods obviously because Im a high school boy. Any answers will be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      It will take a very LONG time compared to an alternative. I know this doesn't answer your question but i really suggest starving yourself is a bad idea.....Try working out i think it takes as long as dieting but its healthier and makes you stronger at the same time ;D.

  23. QUESTION:
    How can i lose weight if dieting and excersising isnt working?
    Ive tried so many dieting techniques, some im not proud of, and i can't seem to lose weight. Im 16 and i do 4 hours of excersise at school a week, and 2 hours out of school.
    Help!

    • ANSWER:
      Your biggest problem without a doubt is that you're completely overtraining! By working out 2-3 hrs/day about 5 days a week, you're body is screaming for precious recovery time and has most likely severely plateaued. Your body absolutely needs quality time to recover from intense workouts and without this, it will simply start shutting down. I highly recommend cutting back on your training and focusing on only 1 hour of intense training per day for a maximum of 4 days a week. Its great to break up your 1 hour training routine into 30 minutes of high intensity weight training and finishing off with 30 minutes of high intensity cardio training. Push each weight training set to positive failure and really work your muscles. Once your weight training is finished, move right into your cardio routine. Choose high intensity cardio exercises which will burn more calories and keep your body's metabolism stoked throughout the day. Great examples are sprints, jumping rope and spinning. This may also stimulate muscle growth and strength in your weight training routine.

      The second major thing is to really look at what your eating everyday. Make sure you document everything you eat and drink into a diet journal.M ake sure to limit all simple sugars (fruit, etc.) after 6pm. Your insulin levels are very sensitive at night and it will be much easier to store extra fat if you consume sugars later in the day. Stick with a lean protein and non-starchy carbs. A great meal would be a grilled chicken breast salad with romaine lettuce, sliced cucumbers and a little balsamic vinaigrette dressing. You could also opt for a nice chicken breast/veggie stir fry. Throw some broccoli, mushrooms and chicken into a stir fry pan with a touch of soy sauce. This makes a great meal for later in the day!

  24. QUESTION:
    How many weeks after you start dieting will you see the results?
    I'm dieting right now, and I want to know how many weeks after will I see the results? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It can vary a lot. It can be later the same week, or not for four weeks! It's important to have patience in the beginnings for the losses to kick in.

      If you're female, your cycle can effect it too. You can think you're not losing because you're gaining that 2-3 lbs right before while losing 1-2 lbs the same week.

      Adding exercise makes a big different at keeping it going.

      Sometimes you'll see nothing on the scale, but your clothes will be a little looser, then finally 2 weeks later a bit of weight will come off. Sometimes you'll see nothing for 2-3 weeks, then suddenly see something.

      Hang in there!

  25. QUESTION:
    What are some ways to break a dieting plateau?
    I am failry muscular but also put on weight quickly. I have a history of working out, eating a lot, and dieting to get back down to decent weight. I have a normal 20 pound range through the year and whenever I get near the top, I get more serious about cutting back and can get back down.

    My problem is that I can never get beyond my lowpoint no matter how hard I try.

    What can I do to break through this plateau?

    • ANSWER:
      take 1 day and eat whatever you want.

      It'll shock your body and might just break your plateau

  26. QUESTION:
    How often should you weigh in when dieting?
    My friend and I are dieting and we measured ourselves so when should we measure ourselves and weigh ourselves again? Like a week, a month, how long?
    =) thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      i say every week... every month is too long cuz then u wont get to see if what ur doing is really working (for ex.) and every day is too little cuz if there are no results u might get discouraged... losing weight takes time so definitely weighing urselves every week is perfect.. oh and when u do weigh urself do it in the morning...thatll give u ur accurate weight.. good luck :)

  27. QUESTION:
    What types of fish are best when dieting?
    I am a 23 year old mom, and feel I need to lose about 5 to 8 lbs. I've been told that fish is good to eat when dieting, but was not sure exactly which ones were the best. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      salmon.....its very healthy

  28. QUESTION:
    What is some thing you can drink being an alcholic beverage when your dieting?
    I have been dieting for 3 weeks and want to keep it up. I did diet and bacardi before but that gets old. Any suggestions? I am going to a party and wanna have a few drinks with out totalling botching my diet?

    • ANSWER:
      It's not so much the alcohol as it is the mixers. Sweet and sour mix, fruit juices, and things like that are FULL of sugar! Try getting used to drinks like martini's and other drinks that are centered around the alcohol itself, not the mixer. Something else you can do is start making them old school, like how they used to be made before premade mixes were available in stores. Here's a website that has a lot of really good recipes.

      http://cocktails.about.com/od/cocktailrecipes/a/classic_cktls.htm

  29. QUESTION:
    How often should you eat dessert when dieting?
    I want to lose weight, but I love sweet treats and tend to have them every day. Could I have, say, 90 calorie frozen yogurt every day or would that hurt my dieting? Sometimes I even have fruit.

    • ANSWER:
      Find something naturally sweet and jsut eat a small portion to satisfy the urge for desserts. But do enjoy yourself every once in a while. Good Luck

  30. QUESTION:
    What exactly is crash-dieting and is it possible the weight can stay off if you Excercise everyday?
    I heard crash-dieting is where you eat 1 meal a day and drink water? so even if u can lose weight you can gain it back, but if you excercise and eat healthy food the weight can stay off and wont be put back.

    What do you do when u crash diet? i.e what do u eat and how much etc.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      don't try it (crash dieting) body especially brain need energy to do its normal function, exercise, yoga is good

  31. QUESTION:
    How much water should you drink a day dieting?
    I know you should drink water no matter if your dieting or not. Because water helps: hydrate, get rid of pollutants and breakdown fat cells. But how much should I be drinking a day? Someone said you should be drinking half your body weight. Is that true and does it matter if you add something like crystal light to it?

    • ANSWER:
      Six to eight- 8 ounce glasses of liquids daily is recommend whether trying to lose weight or not. Any liquid, other than alcohol will work, but water is best. If you drank half of your body weigh, it would probably kill you.

  32. QUESTION:
    What are some good dieting tips you have found?
    for someone who isn't trying to overdo it on the dieting but would like to start eating healthier and feel better. There is the obvious things to cut out of your diet, but as for other things, what have you found that staying away from really seems to help?

    • ANSWER:
      Try eating more fruits and veggies in place of other fatty meals, like junk food, cookies, or high calorie meals. Like most people (I'm guilty sometimes!), you've probably brainwashed yourself into thinking that fast food tastes better than healthy food, but that's not entirely true! Try eating more grapes, clemintines, apples chunks in vanilla yogurt (good for sweet cravings!), blueberries, hummus (it sounds gross but it's really not, especially with Wheat Thins or Food Should Taste Good brand whole grain chips! I personally like garden vegetable or tomato flavored), granola, low-fat yogurt, low-fat string cheese, LITE whole wheat bread, 100 - calorie popcorn / kettle corn bags, steamed broccoli with a buttery garlic sauce etc. I also snack on South Beach Diet oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, they're good AND pretty healthy! And eat SLOWLY. Take one bite at a time, chew completely, then take another bite. If you eat slower, you'll become fuller quicker, and you won't overeat.

      Incorporate more exercise into your daily life. Take the dog for a 20 minute walk, do jumping jacks while watching TV, do laps around the block, or the house for that matter. Don't let yourself sit down for too long. If you can, get a gym membership. I use an elliptical for 30 minutes 5-6 times a week and it works great for me.

      And don't eat out of boredom! It's a nasty habit to break, TRUST ME. Whenever you feel like eating, watch a movie with no commercial breaks so you don't have time to get up, call a friend, read a book or magazine, or get out of the house, away from the food.

      And don't "DIET". Because the moment you go off your "diet", you'll regain the all the weight you lost quickly, believe me. Instead, make "healthy living choices."

      I recently lost weight, about 20 lbs, and what really helped for me was planning my meals. I planned when and what I was going to eat, and made sure the calorie count was 1400. It may be different depending on your needs, but never go under 1200! Whatever you do, don't let yourself stray from your plan. Write it all down or type it out and leave it up on your computer so you don't forget, that's what I do.

      You'll never get to your "ideal" body by eating crap food and sitting around, no matter how much you want it to happen. It takes dedication to get the body you want! Make it like a game. How much weight can I lose? Prove it to yourself you DO have the willpower to get what you want. Hang pictures of the body type you want on the fridge and cupboard to stop yourself from mindless snacking or overeating.

      But allow yourself a cheat day every now and then. Life is too short! If you restrict your body of all the "good foods", you will one day EXPLODE and eat everything in sight. Trust me!

      One more thing: Once you do become thinner, DON'T think you can eat whatever you want now! You'll regain all the weight back, which is absolutely mortifying, especially after all the hard work to lose it.

      Good luck! Hope that helps (:

      OH, and sitting up straight burns more calories than slouching. Try it!

  33. QUESTION:
    How to politely tell a girl she should start dieting and exercising to lose weight?
    A girl I'm very close to (kinda dating, it's complicated) that I've known for a few years has been gaining some weight, and I was wondering if there is a good way to tell her she should start dieting and exercising without hurting her feelings.

    • ANSWER:
      say she looks fat

  34. QUESTION:
    When does one start to notice weight loss when dieting and exercising? When does the body start losing fat?
    Dieting: I mean to reduce calorie intake.

    Exercising about 40 minutes a day.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,

      I was in the same boat as you a year back.
      I struggled with losing weight and I was ready to give up! I'm here to
      tell you that you should never give up, there is still hope!

      A website that helped me lose weight fast is http://www.howtoburnfatnow.org and
      they really helped me understand that the key to really losing those last
      pounds are switching up your diet COMPLETELY! Actually eating MORE on certain days, instead of less.

      Don't give up:

  35. QUESTION:
    What percent of girls who start dieting at 13 end up with eating disorders?
    I know a girl who has been dieting since she was 13 and still is (she's probably around 15 now). What are the chances of her getting an eating disorder? I've heard that like 86% of girls who diet at that age end up with one, is that true? What statistics do you have/know? I really would like to warn her parents, especially since they see nothing wrong with her behavior. I'm not sure if she's throwing up in a bathroom or anything like that, but she definately is watching what she is eating, eating foods marked "low carb", keeping track of how many pounds she has lost, and exercises for the benefit of weight loss. Also looks like she could use a vitamin if you know what I mean..
    Thanks to all who help.

    • ANSWER:
      chances are she probably has one she may not meet the qualifications for anorexia or bulimia but she could be EDNOS (eating disorder not otherwise specified) which can become much more serious and turn into anorexia or bulimia . if you have an eating disorder you dont have to be underweight everyone has to start somewhere right? if she looks like she could us a vitamin id suggest asking her how many calories daily she averaging if she hesitates to answer then shes probably going to lie to make you think shes eating a regular amount if she says 1200 or 1500 she probably actually means 500-800 , telling her parents wont help a lot of adults dont understand it your friend should prbly get therapy or you could get her to talk to you and maybe even eat out with her make sure shes eating ATLEAST 1500 a day a 13 year old girl should be eating 2000 but if your friend has an eating disorder eating more then 1500 would make her freak out and when people with eating disorders freak out then they turn to puking.....i could keep going and goin and going but im gonna stop now

  36. QUESTION:
    How important is dieting while trying to loose weight?
    im trying to loose 20-25 pounds. i work out and everything but when it comes to dieting, it just doesnt happen. and it doesnt help that my family buys really unhealthy food. i mean id love to eat healthy what should i do?

    • ANSWER:
      it is impossible to loose weight without a diet that is a fact. However by diet i do not think about those unhealthy pills or too less food or eat only vegetables etc. All you need to do is eat healthy and have at least 4 meals a day. You should be having 5-6 but 4 is also good. And a tip: If you eat slowly you usually eat less food cause you stop being hungry much sooner. Don't rush and eat fast. Eat a lot of vegetables and fruit. When it comes to meat i suggest meat that is not specially prepared. I Suggest white meat from the chicken and turkey. Also if you eat too less food you won't loose weight but you WILL feel tired. If you already workout this shouldn't be a problem. Oh and also... you MUST eat breakfast. Good luck even though i don't really think you'll need it. If you start eating healthy you'll see results in a week.

  37. QUESTION:
    How do I lose belly fat in 2 weeks without dieting?
    I am only 13 and I want to lose a handful of tummy fat before spring break in two weeks. How do I do that without dieting?
    Could I adjust my meals? Some examples of six meals instead of 3? Anyone?

    • ANSWER:
      jogging is an excellent exercise because it let you lose weight
      evenly throughout your whole body. If you want to lose weight in
      specific areas, you should target them with exercises. If they are
      your problem areas, they will be very difficult to tone. You will have
      to work double on them. The best approach is this:
      1. Lower/control your daily calorie intake (control for normal
      weight, lower for overweight).
      2. Run/jog to lower your overall body fat percentage.
      3. Target your problem areas with exercises.
      an excellent exercise, you can do it in front of your TV: sit on a
      stool, and put your toes under something (piece of heavy furniture,
      for example). In your hands hold a little dumbbell. Please, make sure
      that it is not very heavy, start with one kilo, for example, or you
      will damage your back and spine! Slowly move the upper part of your
      body back, until it's parallel with the ground. Stop for a second and
      move it back to the sitting position. Repeat ten times. Every week add
      to the number of repetitions. You will see the results in a week,
      guaranteed! You will see or feel under the fat - if you have any - six
      pack and muscles. Dumbbells do wonders. Much better than these
      crunches - I came up to three hundreds and there was no results AT
      ALL. With the dumbbells you will see it in a week.

  38. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any dieting suggestions that actually work?
    I am a 27yr old female with 2 children ages 3 and 1.....does anyone have any dieting suggestions that actually work? I am needing eating ideas that would work well with me and my family, as well as activities I can do with my children?
    I try to walk about 5 miles a day. I really need to lose between 20-25 pounds to be at a healthy weight.

    • ANSWER:
      Don't think of it as dieting first off. Think of it as a lifestyle change because if you want to get the weight off and keep it off you have to be willing to change forever. I found that cutting my fat down to 35 grams a day and calories to about 1500-1600 has made a big difference. Once you hit your goal weight bump it back up to between 60-65 grams of fat and your calories between 2000-2500 depending on how active you are. Also being very active has helped too. Activities you could do with the kids would be to go for walks to the park or go swimming since summer is almost here. Get out and run with them. Also I joined the Y and go work out whenever I can. Luckily my family is very supportive and I have lots of people offering to babysit and I manage to go 5 days a week. In less that 3 months I have lost 30lbs and I feel great. When you make meals try to have a main course, fruit and veggies with very little to no butter. IF I need butter I use a light margarine and only use like a teaspoon. Cut back on your salt also and drink TONS of water to help you stay full and hydrated. Avoid sugary drinks as much as possible. One cup of 100% fruit juice a day would be fine but try to avoid soda. I do drink a regular one every now and then but if I really need the caffeine I try to go diet. Good luck and I hope you reach your goals.

  39. QUESTION:
    How do you stay motivated to keep dieting?
    From April - June I lost 12 lbs. Ever since then I have been eating healthier than I used to, but not dieting like I was during that period of time. I've been trying to get back into the diet, but its hard! Any advice on how to stay motivated?

    • ANSWER:
      here is some tips
      Keep a photo diary
      Track weight-loss monthly, not weekly
      Find ways to walk
      Visualise the new you
      Set small, achievable targets
      Bonus tips

      * Talk to yourself positively. Drown out that negative voice that says ‘here we go again’ and replace it with ‘I can see the me I want to be’ or another positive message that works for you. If you think it, you’ll start to believe it.
      * Continue to weigh out meal basics such as rice and pasta even if you've hit your target weight. It helps you stay in control of portion sizes on the plate. Drink plenty of water. It helps you to feel full, and lessens the risk of snacking.

  40. QUESTION:
    What causes obsession with dieting ans exercising when the person is not that fat ?
    Im not talking about eating disorders , just the obsession with dieting,calories,exercising and food..
    What causes it ?

    • ANSWER:
      Everybody wants to look good. And, eating is something you do everyday.

      Some people want to be healthier. Some people want to look perfect, and dieting and exercising help a person to get toned. It helps you avoid injury by being in shape, you're healthier and feel better.

      Looking at magazines, pictures of people at their ideal weight, people worry about what other people think about themselves and try to look more ideal.

  41. QUESTION:
    What can we do individually to change societies unhealthy views on dieting?
    Do you think that a hundred years from now these extreme dieting pursuits will be viewed in much the same way as the Elizabethan beauty ideals of receding the woman's hairline, Victorian cinching in the waist, so internal organs are damaged or do not function, or the footbinding.
    These are all beauty standards that endanger the health and functioning of women.
    Overeating is also a problem but that was not the question.

    • ANSWER:
      It's mixed up with so many F@cked up things. There is the insidious beauty industry and the mythology associated with selling women and girls an unhealthy but lucrative body image. There is the corruption and control of food and the feeding of the population staple poisons such as trans fats, sugar and white flour. I think we can impact in our own environments by choosing healthy unprocessed foods ( as much as we can afford - yes they are expensive). We can raise awareness of different concepts of consumerism in relation to food and beauty. We can also nurture girls and boys to have a sense of themselves that is not reliant on a sick pop cultur image. - just a few thoughts - thanks good question.

  42. QUESTION:
    How much protein should an adult consume in a day when dieting?
    I am dieting and consuming appx. 1400 cals a day, keeping the good carbs (mostly from good vegies) under 60 and consuming appx.170 in protein (chicken, turkey, cheese, etc). Is this a good combination? I need to lose 80 lbs. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      eat the 1400 calorie diet with 30% calories from fat 30% calories from carbs and 40% calories from protein. 1 gram of fat =9 calories and 1 gram of protein and carbs =4 calories. 1 gram of alcohol =7 calories

      and in response to ZILA this person is gettting more than 400 cals a day 400 cals of protine is only 100 grams he said hes getting 170

  43. QUESTION:
    Best alcoholic beverages for someone who is dieting?
    I am dieting but still like to go out drinking every week. What are the best drinks to order that are a little lower in calories so I don't completely sabbotage my diet?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know if it's the best, buy I'm dieting and I drink diet soda and vodka, or diet soda and bacardi.

  44. QUESTION:
    What are good foods for some one with epilepsy to eat while dieting?
    & how often should an epileptic be eating a day while dieting?

    • ANSWER:
      Foods high in magnesium. ALL epileptics in clinical trials were found to be deficient in magnesium. Magnesium deficiency alone can cause seizures. Diets should never go below 1200 calories a day for women and 1800 calories a day for men. To go lower will adversely affect your health. Eat regularly to speed up the metabolism to help with weight loss. Eating regularly to keep up your blood sugar is important for seizure control.

      Foods high in magnesium >>>
      http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/foods-high-in-magnesium.php

      Magnesium deficiency and epilepsy >>>
      http://www.mgwater.com/rod07.shtml

      BMI - how many calories do i need to lose weight >>>
      http://www.dietivity.com/basal-metabolic-rate-how-many-calories-do-i-need-to-lose-weight/

      Epileptic triggers >>>
      http://www.epilepsy.org.uk/info/prisons/inmates/triggers

  45. QUESTION:
    When did people first start dieting and watching what they ate?
    When did people switch from eating all they could in order to survive to purposely limiting their food intake in order to stay thin/health? When did people start dieting/counting calories in large numbers(mainstream/when was it common)?

    • ANSWER:
      From about the end of WW2 which strangely enough, coincides with the raise in "obesity" aka "da fat!!!".

      Dieting does not work.
      Fat is a feature not a fault.

  46. QUESTION:
    How does fish oil pills help you with dieting?
    Someone told me when I started my diet to go buy some fish oil pills. I know they help control heart disease and lows your risk of cancer but how does it help when your dieting because I don't understand.
    She said they boost your metabolism from the omega 3 fatty acids that are found in the oil. But I don't know if it's true.

    • ANSWER:
      I know of no weight loss effects of fish oil, although you can do some research and see what you find...they are healthy (I take them) but I can't imagine any effect they'd have on fat burning...

  47. QUESTION:
    How dangerous is exercise and dieting in pregnancy and does it matter in the first 5 weeks after conception?
    If you are exercising 1 hour running a day, 1 hour pilates a day and dieting- fruit for breakfast, small salad for lunch and steak and veg (or something of the meat & veg sort) will it effect the baby in the first 5 weeks before knowing that youre pregnant? Could it cause an early miscarriage?

    • ANSWER:
      the rule of thumb for exercising is if you were doing it before you were pregnant, you can continue. but don't start a new regimen after you become pregnant. as for dieting, i would discuss it with your OB dr.

  48. QUESTION:
    What are some good dieting changes for a toddler who may have ADHD?
    My son is almost three and could possibly have ADHD. I don't want him medicated as I don't think it's serious enough unless the doctors thinks so but I have heard several comments about making diet changes for your child to help with the disorder. What do they mean dieting changes? What is a good diet for a toddler to be on?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.healing-arts.org/children/ADHD/nutritional.htm

      You are good to not want to medicate your child. There are alternatives, and pescription drugs should be a last resort. Good Luck to you and your family!

  49. QUESTION:
    How is exercising better than dieting and surgery when it comes to being fit and healthy and losing weight?
    What are the advantages does exercising have that dieting and surgery or pills don't have?

    • ANSWER:
      Pills don't work.
      Surgery doesn't address the underlying problems, such as poor diet and lack of exercise.
      Gimmick diets generally don't work, and are just a way to make your wallet thinner, not your waist line.

      Dieting can be done without doing exercise, but exercise improves your stamina and strength. Weight training can improve your posture, reduce the chance of pulling muscles, and it makes you strong. Cardio exercise increases the health of your heart, and increases your endurance. It also means you can eat a bit more food when you are dieting, plus nice muscle development makes you look good, and increases your confidence.

  50. QUESTION:
    What would be better? Hardcore dieting with a little exercise or Hardcore exercise and a little dieting?
    What would be better? Hardcore dieting with a little exercise or Hardcore exercise and a little dieting?

    I know a both are important, but if you had to pick what would be most effective for your body what would you choose?
    I forgot to say that-

    I know people who exercise like machines just so they can eat badly.

    I also know people who eat the bearest of minimums to avoid exercising!

    • ANSWER:
      Although you definitely should have a healthy balance of both what you eat is 80% of being healthy. I would say that eating right with a little exercise would be better than the other way around. If something should happen and you can't exercise anymore, you'll still be eating everything you did before and gain weight back because you can't workout.

      I hope this is a hypothetical question; you should be doing both. I hope you know that.

      Good Luck.

      *EDIT*
      I hope you do not listen to 'Contradiction'. I know everyone has their own way of losing weight and that's fine, I respect that, but that is not healthy. Don't skip meals. I did NOT get in the shape I am in now by skiping meals and not working out, so I know first hand that this is wrong. You might lose weight very quick by not eating, but you'll be sick, tired and you'll sleep less. Eventually you're going to give up and go back to your old eating habits and gain back twice the weight. How do I know? I've been there.....4 times. I did it right the last time I started a weight loss plan and this time it worked and the weight STAYED off.


3 Day Diet Plan

Who would not be interested in reducing a few pounds in three daysc There are various kinds of diet programs, if followed properly, can help you to shed the unwanted fat. One of the diet plans that are currently in vogue is the 3-day diet plan. This plan includes tuna in the diet, hence it is also called as three-day tuna diet plan. Before you start on a 3-day diet plant, you have to understand what it is all about.
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3-Day Diet in Brief

A 3-day diet plan is one of the short-term diet plans that has captured the whims and fancies of the youngsters. However, it is not only the youngsters who opt for this diet but also the people of various age groups who wish to lose weight in a short span of time. There are some who believe that if the 3-day diet plan is followed correctly, you can lose weight up to 12 lbs in three days.

"3-Day Diet Plan - Three Day Tuna Diet" is a diet plan that includes tuna as a major diet food. This diet can be called as a low calorie diet. As many people tend to think, there is no magical chemical reaction taking place in the body. What actually happens in this diet is there is a weight loss because one stops taking high calories for three days. Apart from that, you lose weight because there is water loss in your body.

However, remember to follow this diet only for 3 days. After that take a break of four to five days before you resume this 3-day tuna diet. During the break period you can follow a normal diet with less intake of fatty food.

Diet Foods Allowed in a 3-Day Diet

The 3-day diet is otherwise known as three-day tuna diet. This is because: one, the main food included in this 3-day diet is tuna. The other diet foods include toast, fruits, black coffee, vegetable, ice-cream, saltine crackers, cheese and plenty of water.

The three-day tuna diet program does not have any diet food products of it own. The dieters are can use diet food products of any brand. A 3-day diet plan allows the dieters to use all kinds of herbs, pepper, salt, vinegar, lemon, mustard, and the sauces such as tomato sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and soya sauce. However, you have to remember to use only diet sugar and drink only diet soda. The three-day tuna plan stresses on drinking at least four glasses of water.

A Three-Day Diet Plan

A Three-day diet includes tuna as one of the main food types. A sample plan is given below.

Day #1

Breakfast
Black tea or coffee (use diet sugar) or water Either juice or 1/3 grapefruit 1 slice toast (1/2 to 1 tbsp low-fat peanut butter as spread)
Lunch
1 slice plain toast 1/2 cup tuna Water, diet soda or black tea or coffee (use diet sugar)
Dinner
2-3 oz. lean meat (fish/chicken) 1 cup green beans 1 cup grated carrot 1 medium apple Water or black coffee or tea (diet sugar)
Day #2

Breakfast
Black tea or coffee (use diet sugar) or water 1 egg (omelet, hard-boiled or poached) 1 slice plain toast 1 banana
Lunch
1 cup tuna or cottage cheese 5 saltine crackers Water, diet soda or black tea or coffee (use diet sugar)
Dinner
2 hot dogs or 2 beef franks 1 cup cabbage or broccoli 1/2 cup grated or sliced carrot 1/2 cup sugar-free vanilla ice cream Water or black coffee or tea (use diet sugar)
Day #3

Breakfast
Black tea or coffee (use diet sugar) or water 5 saltine crackers 1 oz. cheddar cheese 1 apple
Lunch
1 hard-boiled egg 1 slice plain toast Water, diet soda or black tea or coffee (use diet sugar)
Dinner
1 cup tuna 1 cup cauliflower 1 cup carrots 1 cup melon 1/2 cup sugar-free vanilla ice cream Water or black coffee or tea (use diet sugar)
Keep in mind that you can have the 3-day tuna diet only once a week. Whether this diet-plan has helped you to reduce weight or not will depend on the diet you would take for next four days. If you feast on high calorie food the next four days after the 3-day diet, then you are likely to gain weight.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know if the Kaiser Permanente lose 10 pounds in 3 day diet plan really works?
    My friend emailed me a 3 day diet plan to check out the thing that caught my eye was that it was recommended from Kaiser Permanente, So this must be all true, right?This plan is titled: Lose 10 Pounds in 3 Days. Can someone tell me if this plan really works. Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on how fat you are..the heavier you are the more weight you l loose..but i think its quite hard to loose 10 pounds in 3 days..not impossible though!!!i don't know what the diet is but doing an hour a day on the treadmill will help a lot. Am on a diet now and I ve lost 2 pounds in 2 days.

  2. QUESTION:
    Does the 3 day diet plan work?
    One of my friends said if I wanted to loose weight fast I should try the 3 day diet plan. I want to know if it really works before I try it. can anyone help?

    • ANSWER:
      I haven't heard of this diet but I know that there is no magical diet or pill that will help you lose weight. It all depends on the person, you can lose weight by eating only McDonald's food if you do it right.

  3. QUESTION:
    Has any one tried the 3-Day Diet Plan? If so does it work?
    I gave birth to a beautiful 10lb 16oz. baby girl five months ago and gained 60lbs from it. I have been exercising and eating healthy but so far I have only lost 10lbs. I heard about the 3-Day Diet Plan from a friend whose sister-in-law lost 10lbs in a week with this diet. I wanted to know if there were other people out there that has tried this diet. Also how much pounds did you lose in what amount of time. Thanks much everyone :)

    • ANSWER:
      It is just water weight that is lost. I never believed that it was just water until I became sick one day, and could not keep water or food down. I lost 12 lbs in 12 hours. It was hell. Btw the weight comes back pretty fast.

  4. QUESTION:
    Does the "3-Day-Diet-Plan" REALLY work?
    I've gained about 5 to 6 pounds in 2 weeks and want to lose it FAST! Plus, my father REALLY wants to loose weight fast too, but can never figure out what to eat. (He's not good at knowing what foods are good for you or not).
    So I found this "3-Day-Diet-Plan" online and some people said it works well for most of them. But honestly, does it REALLY work?

    • ANSWER:
      nope, u will gain it all back, try eating 1200-1500 calories a day and running 2 miles a day, good luck!

  5. QUESTION:
    is this a good 3 day diet plan?
    http://www.3-day-diet-plan.com/
    to lose weight?

    or what would you reccomend?

    • ANSWER:
      Looks reasonable, but you're going to be eating for the rest of your life, not just for 3 days. Look here for more information on how to make long-term changes:

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/MY00431

  6. QUESTION:
    Has any one tried the 3 day diet plan ?
    Did it work? http://www.3-day-diet-plan.com/
    ^ Here's the link to the diet plan I'm talking about.

    No smart A** comments. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Diets don't work

  7. QUESTION:
    3 day diet plan?!?!?!?
    i heard of this 3 day diet plan that helps you lose 10 pounds in 3 days does anyone know the plan and what i can i eat to replace the meat part because im a vegetarian

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    How to cook foods in 3 day diet?
    I am planning to do the 3 day diet plan. Day 1 says to eat lean meat. I plan to use chicken breast. How should I cook it. Will it be unhealthy to fry it?

    • ANSWER:
      Frying meat, of any kind, is not the healthiest choice. If you cook it in the oven it will be the healthiest. I would just put the chicken breast in a pan and loosely cover with aluminum foil. By covering the chicken you don't have to use oil on it and it will not dry out. You do not want to cover the chicken too tightly or it will bake in its own juices, which also contain fats.

  9. QUESTION:
    How did you do the 3-day diet plan?
    So after you finished following the 3-day diet plan and you lost weight but want to lose more and decided to use this diet again. Should you stop for a few days and go back to the plan or go back to day 1 again?

    For those who are unfamiliar,there's a fad diet called 3-day diet plan which you can just search and it will show up the program to follow.
    And for those who have tried this plan, I want to know how you guys did it. Say if you already lost weight after 3days and wanted to loose some more, what did you do on the 4th and succeeding days after? Did you stop for awhile and for how long? Or, did you go back to day 1 after your 3rd and last day of the plan?

    • ANSWER:
      I tried that! I lost ten pounds! but after awhile i got bored of it, I'm going to try it again!

      What I did was that I went back to day 1 after my 3rd day.

      I suggest you do three days on diet, one day off, three days off, one day off. You won't get bored so easily and you'll trick your body and be losing even MORE then what you are losing now...

  10. QUESTION:
    3 Day Vegan Diet plan?
    I am a newbie at becoming a vegan & to dieting. I was wondering if someone could think of a 3 day plan of breakfast, lunch, & dinner for those 3 days. I do not enjoy coffee or tea. I like all vegetables. But plan must contain no egg, fish, chicken, or any other meats. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Here's what I normally eat:
      Breakfast - 30g cereal with 2/3 cup oat milk with a fruit salad (1/2 apple, 1 orange, 1 banana, 10 grapes, 1/2 pear, 1 kiwifruit makes enough for two days)
      Lunch - Sandwich on wholemeal bread with a homemade lentil patty and salad
      Dinner - Usually indian-style, I just put a bit of oil in a pan, add spices like cumin, garam marsala and turmeric, add some veggies and half a block of tofu, add some water or canned tomatoes and let it simmer.
      Snacks - a carrot and hummus, the other 1/4 apple and 1/4 orange from breakfast.
      There is a 21 day vegan kickstart which might be a good idea to help you along. They use a reasonable amount of packaged food but as you go you can decide how to change it to suit you.
      http://www.pcrm.org/kickstartHome/mealplan/index.cfm

  11. QUESTION:
    I'd like to get the menu for the 3 day diet plan for my husband who has high blood pressure.?
    This diet was produced by a hospital, St. John, I believe. If I remember correctly some of the foods are beets, cauliflower, ice cream, bananas, apples, fish.
    It is given to patients before heart surgery to help lose weight. Someone brought it to my weight watchers meeting last night and we all looked at it. I know this can be obtained, without charge, so I'm hoping someone can provide me with this diet. I've lost all the weight I wanted to lose through WW but my husband would like to lose some for his high blood pressure and I thought this diet would give him a good jump start on the road to good health. Thanks for any assistance you can give me.

    • ANSWER:
      "3 day diet"
      Instructions:
      Drink 4 glasses of water or green tea per day.
      You can add herbs, salt, pepper, lemon, vinegar, Worcestershire, soy sauce, mustard & ketchup to your foods.
      DAY 1
      BREAKFAST
      Black Coffee or Tea w/1-2 packets of Sweet & Low or Equal
      1/2 Grapefruit or Juice
      1 Toast with 1 Tbsp. Peanut Butter
      LUNCH
      1/2 Cup of Tuna
      1 Toast
      Black Coffee or Tea w/1-2 packets of Sweet & Low or Equal
      DINNER
      3 Oz. any lean meat or chicken
      1 cup green beans
      1 cup carrots
      1 apple
      1 cup regular vanilla ice cream
      DAY 2
      BREAKFAST
      black coffee or tea w/1-2 packets of Sweet & Low or Equal
      1 Egg
      1/2 Banana
      1 Toast
      LUNCH
      1 cup cottage cheese or tuna
      8 regular saltine crackers
      DINNER
      2 beef franks
      1 cup broccoli or cabbage
      1/2 cup carrots
      1/2 banana
      1/2 cup regular vanilla ice cream
      DAY 3
      BREAKFAST
      black coffee or tea w/1-2 packets of Sweet & Low or Equal
      5 regular saltine crackers
      1 oz. cheddar cheese
      1 apple
      LUNCH
      1 boiled egg
      1 toast
      black coffee or tea w/1-2 packets of Sweet & Low or Equal
      DINNER
      1 cup tuna
      1 cup carrots
      1 cup cauliflower
      1 cup melon
      1/2 cup regular vanilla ice cream

  12. QUESTION:
    The 3 day diet plan that makes you lose 10lbs a week?
    Alright i want to lose weight so i can be faster and move agile in football for my Jr. High team. I started this diet hoping for it to help me "Lose 10 pounds in 3 days" I've been doing the Plan Exactly except when it says drink black coffee, i drink Oolong tea, (an asian tea that is supposed to burn fat) Everything else has been pretty much perfect. Like i said i work out everyday so im exercising which i though would make me lose MORE weight, but so far i haven't lost ANY!!! I was wanting some pointers on when this will work. Oh yea, what should i eat when the 3 days is over?

    • ANSWER:
      that diet is a bunch of bull shit. ll you are losing is water and possibly muscle. avoid fast food and any other eating out. eat 25-35 percent non saturated fat 35-45 percent protein an 45-65 percent carbs. talk to a nutrition teacher at your campus for more specifics. all hose pils you see being advertised DONT work and are dangerous.

  13. QUESTION:
    3 day diet plan?!?!?! help?
    so im thinking of doing the three day diet plan but i want to know after you do it for three days and continue eating right can i wait a week and then try it again.please no mean coments.

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    The 3 day diet plan? Help?
    http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/the-3-day-diet

    I know it works. If I eat normally but smaller portions after will i gain the weight back?

    • ANSWER:
      what it does is speed up your metabalism so as long as you make sure your ctive after wards the weight wont come back but you need to stay somewhat active

  15. QUESTION:
    Poll: I was just copied on an email titled "3 Day Diet Plan"...are they trying to tell me I'm fat?
    The email was sent to 5 others (who are on the bigger side)...should I take a hint that maybe I need to lose a few?

    • ANSWER:
      That explains why they put all the winking smiley faces on there.

      It's only a matter of time before my coworkers forward me that email.

      <-----stuffs a handful of cheezits into her mouth.

  16. QUESTION:
    question about the 3 day diet plan? (NO MEAN PEOPLE PLEASE)?
    Could you do this diet in cycles until you lose all the weight you need to, YES i know that there is a big Chance i'll gain it all back i just want to give it a shot. and if you could tell me all you know about this diet i would appreciate it!! Thank you!

    • ANSWER:

  17. QUESTION:
    Does the first day of this 3 day diet plan sounds healthy to you?
    The first day starts out as....

    For breakfast:
    black coffee or tea, with 1-2 packets of Sweet&Low or Equal.
    1/2 grapefruit or juice
    1 piece of toast with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter

    Lunch:
    1/2 cup of tuna
    1 piece toast
    black coffee or tea, with 1-2 packets of Sweet&Low or Equal.

    Dinner:
    3 oz. of any lean meat or chicken
    1 cup of green beans
    1 cup of carrots
    1 apple

    Dessert:
    1 cup of vanilla ice cream

    Does the first day food plan sound healthy to you? I thought it needs a little more food..

    • ANSWER:
      > breakfast
      it's perfect.i can't suggest anything more it's just perfect.

      > lunch
      i think that you should try something with more calories.maybe a tuna salad without mayo or any sause,chicken with rice,etc.

      > dinner
      it's ok.

      >desert
      i don't think that you need a desert.what about a snack between lunch and dinner?.try something healthy like a fruit or a yogurt.

      -Here are some healthy recipes:
      http://www.specialk.com/tips-and-tools/healthy-recipes

  18. QUESTION:
    3 day vegetarian diet plan?
    Help! can someone PLEASE list for me a 3 day vegetarian diet plan.i seriously need this for some homework..thank you so much!

    • ANSWER:
      B - Bagel with jelly and yogurt
      L - Peanut butter and banana sandwich
      D - Rice fried with spinach, white beans, onion and garlic

      B - Fresh cut up fruit and oatmeal
      L - Tortellini and spinach soup
      D - Cilantro lime rice and black bean burrito

      B - Banana and yogurt
      L - Pita pocket w/ cream cheese, broccoli, cauliflower, tomato, and alfalfa sprouts
      D - Red Beans and Rice

  19. QUESTION:
    Do I have to eat 6 meals a day to make the 3 hour diet plan work?
    I don't have time to eat 6 meals a day and not eat for 3-4 hours before I sleep (I heard that's much time you need to wait after eating until you sleep.) Plus, I sleep for like 10 hours so the 3 hour diet plan doesn't really fit my schedule.

    Can I eat 4 or 5 meals instead to make this work? Is the 6 meals thing even a requirement?

    • ANSWER:
      you can do the onw hour diet its when you eat anything you want and a lot for 1 hour than after eat eat no more only salads(plain) or water for the rest of the day also sleeping fo a long time makes you gain weight no matter even if you ate or not

  20. QUESTION:
    3 days diet plan which lose 10 pound is ok?
    i got the recipe from the following website

    http://www.3-day-diet-plan.com/

    but is it ok to drink as much water as possible coz i love to drink alot of water n green tea. please guide

    • ANSWER:
      ugh dont do it!!
      it's such an old diet- black coffee and grapefruit diet.
      The caffiene just dehydrates you and you lose water weight, not fat!!
      you dont want to lose 10 pounds in 3 days anyway!! Its NOT healthy!
      You shouldnt lose ANY MORE than 2 pounds per week!
      Remember, diets do not work because EVERYONES body is different. Your best bet is to cut out sugar, and try to eat healthy, balanced meals. Coffee and half a grapefruit for breakfast = not good.
      Your goal should be to have many, many small meals throughout the day. Jump start your metabolism in the morning with a tall glass of water, and keep eating all day. Have snacks between meals, and try to eat things that are good for you. Eat organic whenever possible, avoid white bread and white rice. Eat whole grain things.
      Don't drink too much water, either. only drink when you're thirsty. If you're thirsty all the time, drink, but don't over-do it. You should almost never drink just to drink. With meals, fine, and on occasion for example a cup of coffee with breakfast or for a little pickme up but especially with water you can end up draining your body of essential nutrients.

  21. QUESTION:
    Anybody know about the marine corp 4 day on 3 day off diet plan is called?
    It is a variation of the cabbage soup diet but it is 4 days on 3 days off

    • ANSWER:
      i believe it is the American heart association diet

  22. QUESTION:
    3 day diet has anyone tried and it worked?
    http://www.3-day-diet-plan.com/
    Does this diet actually work?

    • ANSWER:
      YES, it does work, and you also get extremely ill afterwords, so i would suggest NOT doing it

  23. QUESTION:
    Questions about the 3-day diet?
    I need to lose 10 pounds in 15 days... Is it possible??? I've heard good things about the 3-day diet plan and I wondered if it will actually work...

    • ANSWER:
      Losing 10 lbs in about 2 weeks is possible, but it's not healthy. Normally you can only lose 2-3 lbs a week healthily. If you lose more than that, then its only water weight, not fat loss. So if it's water weight, you'll only get it back, plus maybe more when you drink water.

  24. QUESTION:
    Does the 3 day diet work?
    I need a diet plan...the 3 day diet sounds good, but does it work?

    • ANSWER:
      Short term diets only work short term. Yes, you may lose weight - but diets that short mean that your body is generally losing water, not fat. You'll then resume to your previous eating habits and gain it back.

      If you want to lose weight, you need to chose a diet that you can stick to long term - that is the only way to lose weight and keep it off. A diet that you cannot maintain in a long term sense is not worth doing as ultimately it is not effective. I spent years of my life working this out!

  25. QUESTION:
    Should I try the 3-day diet?
    Hi there. :)

    I'm 14, 4'11", 130lbs. I've lost 25lbs in about six months. I really wanted to be at 120 pounds by my birthday (Next Monday.) I'm really afraid that's not going to happen, though. I hit a plateau about a month ago and didn't lose much weight, and just as my weight has started to budge again, I came down with a cold and my mom wouldn't let me work out because of it. I'm pretty much better, and started working out today, but I really don't think I can reach my goal weight by then.
    Plus, I'm doing a theatre camp which starts on Monday. I love acting, but I've always been self-conscious because of my weight.
    Bottom line: I'd really like to be 5 to 10 pounds lighter by Monday.

    I'd like to try the 3-day diet. I have a friend who intends to do it with me if I decide to do so...I understand that it will probably just be temporary. But if I have a really active week next week (with singing and dancing, moving around, etc.) Will the weight perhaps stay off? Also, I usually exercise about an hour a day, and I go for a jog every evening.

    What do you think? For anyone who has tried the 3-day diet, does it work? Is it safe?

    Thanks for the answers. :)

    Here's the 3-day diet plan:
    http://www.everydiet.org/diet/3-day-diet

    PS: Trust me, I understand that it's usually not a good idea to drop a lot of weight at once. But I've seriously been trying my hardest, and I'm so frustrated. This is my last resort...And if a lot of people don't think it's a good idea, I won't do it.

    • ANSWER:
      your too young to do diets, you can die

  26. QUESTION:
    DOES THE 3 DAY DIET REALLY WORK IF SO WITH THESE FOODS WHAT DO I DOo????? HELP PLS?
    http://www.3-day-diet-plan.com/
    http://www.3-day-diet-plan.com/
    http://www.3-day-diet-plan.com/

    does it work??/

    • ANSWER:
      If you wish to lose weight, the best possibly way to do so is changing your lifestyle by eating healthy and becoming more active.
      These fad diets are nonesense and will do more hurt than help in the long run.
      As many people say, you don't put weight on overnight, so you can't really expect to be able to take it off over night. Can you?

  27. QUESTION:
    Three - Day diet plan works?
    i want to know if the 3 day diet plan works

    • ANSWER:
      I recommend you my weight loss way. It works just amazing and easy. If you are really serious about losing weight. You should have a look weight loss right way. It will work for you if you do it right. I lost 22 pounds in 50 days with this way. You can find more info from link below.

  28. QUESTION:
    3 Day Diet Question? Please Read?
    Please take the time to read : So the summer is coming up real soon and I've been losing weight but I want to lose MORE. so I was thinking on going on the 3 day diet plan, then eating HEALTHY- not over eating about 1,300 calories a day and about an hour of exercise for 5 days after that than doing the 3 day diet again and then the 1,300 again... Is this good idea because I've read that the 3 day diet isnt long term but if I do it like this .. will it be better?

    • ANSWER:
      i would recommend doing 3 day diet, and then 11 days off (a two week cycle). the 3 day diet should not be used often, so you need to make sure you have plenty of time in between.

  29. QUESTION:
    was thinkin about doin this 3 day diet?? 10 for best?
    http://www.3-day-diet-plan.com/

    HOW MUCH DO YOU THINK ALL THIS WOULD COST THANKS

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to do a three day diet and lose 8 lbs while still drinking all the water i want?
    Also what would be more effective a 3 day crash diet or just the 3 day diet plan...dont tell me its unhealthy because i know and its a one time thing.. also no links please

    • ANSWER:
      A three day diet is not going to do much good, to tell you the truth. Still, to answer your first question, if you want to lose weight, the first step is to drink at least ten ten oz. glasses of water -- about a gallon-- during the day. This actually helps you lose water weight, and also helps you eliminate toxins and improves elimination.

      The only three day crash diet that i know of that does anything except make you crazy to eat is the apple diet -- you eat only apples or drink fresh apple juice made in your juicer from raw apples for three days, meanwhile, you still drink all that water. Then, right after you finish the third day of apples, you drink one/fourth cup olive oil.

  31. QUESTION:
    How can I make a healthy 3-meal per day diet plan?
    The 5-6 small meals a day thing doesn't work for me. I've been trying to stick to it for more than a year and I always end up overeat or binge eat. I'm tired of that and I just wanna stop thinking so much when I'm eating. I got crazy with the 5 meals a day so I wanna start eating 3 meals a day.(don't tell me that it's better for my metabolism to eat 5 meals because I know that)

    So I was wondering... How should I eat? I mean should I eat a medium breakfast(protein, carbs, fruits), a pretty big lunch(protein, vegetables, carbs and fruit) and small diner(carbs, vegetables)?

    Of course I'm exercising 6 days a week for more than 1 hour each and I love it, so I don't really have any problem with exercise.
    Please help me. I really wanna be healthier.

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    please can anyone tell me a good 3 day detox plan/diet?

    • ANSWER:
      At least a gallon of water a day. Take fiber caplets.

      Eat nothing but juiced fruits and vegetables that you yourself have juiced. Drink them right after juicing them so you get the most nutrients. Juice them with the skin on them too.

  33. QUESTION:
    what is the recipe of 3 days diet plan?
    I want to try 3 days wait lose program can anyone tell me the recipe thanks alot

    • ANSWER:
      No sugar, no salt..only boiled veggies and plenty water.

  34. QUESTION:
    What do you think about the 3 day diet?
    If you or a friend have done this diet, does it actually work.... and did you keep the weight off?
    Also tell me your thoughts about it>>>
    thanks-
    The 3 Day Diet meal plan:

    Day 1

    Breakfast

    Black coffee or tea, with 1-2 packets Sweet & Low or Equal

    1/2 grapefruit or juice

    1 piece toast with 1 tablespoon peanut butter

    Lunch

    1/2 cup tuna

    1 piece toast

    Black coffee or tea, with 1-2 packets Sweet & Low or Equal

    Dinner

    3 ounces any lean meat or chicken

    1 cup green beans

    1 cup carrots

    1 apple

    1 cup regular vanilla ice cream

    Day 2

    Breakfast

    Black coffee or tea, with 1-2 packets Sweet & Low or Equal

    1 egg

    1/2 banana

    1 piece toast

    Lunch

    1 cup cottage cheese or tuna

    8 regular saltine crackers

    Dinner

    2 beef franks

    1 cup broccoli or cabbage

    1/2 cup carrots

    1/2 banana

    1/2 cup regular vanilla ice cream

    Day 3

    Breakfast

    Black coffee or tea, with 1-2 packets Sweet & Low or Equal

    5 regular saltine crackers

    1 ounce cheddar cheese

    1 apple

    Lunch

    Black coffee or tea, with 1-2 packets Sweet & Low or Equal

    1 boiled egg

    1 piece toast

    Dinner

    1 cup tuna

    1 cup carrots

    1 cup cauliflower

    1 cup melon

    1/2 cup regular vanilla ice cream

    In addition to its strict daily food prescription, dieters drink 4 cups of water or noncaloric drinks daily.

    How It Works
    By some unspecified magical force, the combination of the suggested foods included in this plan is supposed to create a unique metabolic reaction and boost fat burning.

    Without an author or book, there is no documentation or explanation of how the 3 Day Diet food combinations burn fat, increase energy, cleanse the body, or lower cholesterol.

    As the name suggests, the 3 Day Diet lasts only three days, though it's said that it can be repeated indefinitely, as long as you alternate with 4-5 days of undefined "normal eating." The purpose of returning to your usual eating style is to keep your metabolism from slowing, reverting to fat-storing, starvation mode.

    • ANSWER:
      My mother, aunt, and sister did this. I remember my mother losing 7 pounds but I'm not sure how much my aunt or sister lost. they also worked out too though. Not excessively, but before they went to bed they spent like 10-15 minutes doing sit ups or squats.

  35. QUESTION:
    If I do the 3 day diet but I add more carbs to it then will I lose the fat weight I want?
    I want to loose SOME of the weight I plan on loosing pretty fast and I have read that because of the low amount of carbs in this diet plan that I will probably loose water weight. If I add more carbs then will I at least lose a few pounds of fat weight?
    I also plan on doing this diet for three days obviously, then eating normal for two or three days, and repeating it again.

    • ANSWER:
      At most you will lose half a pound in 3 days. Anything that sounds too good to be true like that IS in fact too good to be true. Only exercise and diet for exteneded weeks can make you lose fat.

  36. QUESTION:
    does the 3 day diet actually work?
    im going to cancun in a little but over a month and i would like to lose a little bit of weight before i go. does the 3 day diet work? i plan on exercising a lot while dieting. Any tips or reviews on the diet?

    thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Good decision, just stick to it and it will sure work.

  37. QUESTION:
    Please help me lose weight! Need a 3 meal diet plan to lose weight?
    Hey I'm a 16 year old girl and really need to lose weight. I've gotten to be too big and really need to slim down. I've heard of eating 6 times a day...but I cannot do this as I am in school. So what is a 3 meal a day diet plan I can follow to lose weight? Mainly looking for lunch and dinner ideas. Thanks! Easy ten points.

    Currently I am 5'6" and 140-150 pounds. And no its not muscle, I've lost most muscle from being unactive and looking to start walking and eventually back into running. I have a lot of fat and it's all squishy fat, not hard fat. Don't know if that makes a difference...I've got a jillian michaels dvd, called the 30 day shred so I will use this for exercise. I just really need to know what to eat for my 3 meals a day to lose weight! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Lose Weight Fast
      In this article we are going to show you some sensible PROVEN Ways to lose weight fast.

      1. Drink water

      2. Eat regularly

      3. Eat lots of fibre

      4. Consume more good fats

      5. Get plenty of quality protein

      6. Carbohydrates can help you lose weight

      - Healthy life every day!

  38. QUESTION:
    Did you gain weight after getting off of the 3-day diet?
    Im planning on doing the 3 day diet, so i can lose weight fast for summer. Im moving back to Connecticut from Hawaii (im so happy) so i want to lose my weight before i go to connecticut. I want to lose 20 pounds. Im 135 and im 5'5''. And im 13. (:
    None of you answered my question. Im wondering if you GAINED WEIGHT getting off of the diet. Not things that help me lose weight a different way. God.

    • ANSWER:
      I tried the 3-day diet but I couldn't stick with that kind of long-term dedication. I'm researching the "36 hour diet" now. I'll be ready to try it next summer and I'll get back to you.

  39. QUESTION:
    for the three day diet plan can i replace the coffee/tea with water?
    http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/the-3-day-diet

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, you can.

  40. QUESTION:
    3 slim fasts a day diet plan..?
    how much weight can i lose in a week if i had a slim fast for breakfast, lunch and dinner and nothing else.. plz help 5 stars for best answer

    • ANSWER:
      I have a friend who followed that diet plan and lost about 2 stone after a few weeks of following it, but it took next to no time at all of eating normal food that it all got put back on.
      Its a very temporary way of losing weight and I wouldn't advise it.

  41. QUESTION:
    Day 3 on diet and exercise plan, when should i start seeing results??!!!?
    im 280 pounds at 5'7

    • ANSWER:
      you will have to be consistent and be prepared to go with it for at least 3-4 weeks before seeing results

  42. QUESTION:
    Did someone know about 3 apple a day plan ,and how start this diet?

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like a fad diet towards aneroxia...

  43. QUESTION:
    Sample 3 day meal plan on the South Beach Diet Phase 2? 10 pts for best answer!!!?
    I need a simple 3 day meal plan for stage 2 of the South Beach Diet. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 2 snacks a dessert. 10 points for the best one!!!!
    I didn't ask for an advertisement Roy

    • ANSWER:
      Breakfast
      50g (2oz) High Fibre cereal, with 150ml (6 fl oz) Skimmed milk
      100g (4 oz) Strawberries
      Decaff tea or coffee with skimmed milk and, if required, sugar substitute
      Mid-morning snack
      1 hard boiled egg
      Lunch
      Tomato stuffed with tuna salad (90g (3 oz) tuna chunks in brine, 1 tablespoon chopped celery, 1 tablespoon mayonnaise), served on salad leaves
      Sugar-free jelly
      Mid-afternoon snack
      110g (4 oz) fat free yogurt
      Dinner
      Marinated Rump Steak, served with Green and yellow French beans with red pepper sauted in olive oil
      South Beach Mashed 'Potatoes'
      Salad - mixed leaves, cucumber, green peppers, cherry tomatoes, with Olive oil and vinegar to taste or two tablespoons low sugar dressing
      Dessert
      Sliced cantoloupe melon with lime wedge

      and

      Breakfast

      Protein: Quantity is not limited. See choices
      Vegetables: Minimum 1/2 cup. See choices
      Fruit: 1 fruit serving allowed daily (with this meal or other). Gradually increase to 3 total servings for the day. See choices
      Starch: 1 starch serving allowed daily (with this meal or other). Gradually increase to 2 or 3 total servings for the day. See choices
      Milk: 1 - 1 1/2 cups allowed daily (including yogurt) See choices
      Fat: 1 tsp mayonnaise or oil (optional) See choices

      Lunch

      Protein: Quantity is not limited. See choices
      Vegetables: Minimum 2 cups. See choices
      Fruit: 1 fruit serving allowed daily (with this meal or other). Gradually increase to 3 total servings for the day. See choices
      Starch: 1 starch serving allowed daily (with this meal or other). Gradually increase to 2 or 3 total servings for the day. See choices
      Milk: 1 - 1 1/2 cups allowed daily (including yogurt) See choices
      Fat: 1 Tbsp mayonnaise or oil See choices

      Dinner

      Protein: Quantity is not limited. See choices
      Vegetables: Minimum 2 cups. See choices
      Fruit: 1 fruit serving allowed daily (with this meal or other). Gradually increase to 3 total servings for the day. See choices
      Starch: 1 starch serving allowed daily (with this meal or other). Gradually increase to 2 or 3 total servings for the day. See choices
      Milk: 1 - 1 1/2 cups allowed daily (including yogurt) See choices
      Fat: 1 Tbsp mayonnaise or oil See choices

      Snack

      Snacks are optional: Choose from the Protein, Vegetable, or Fruits list, or eat nuts from the Fats list. Plain, low-fat or fat-free yogurt is also allowed.

      Foods Allowed in Phase 2 (Foods you can reintroduce to your diet)

      FRUITS

      Apples
      Apricots-dried fresh
      Blueberries
      Cantaloupe
      Cherries
      Grapefruit
      Grapes
      Kiwi
      Mangoes
      Oranges
      Peaches
      Pears
      Plums
      Strawberries
      DAIRY

      Milk-light soy, fat-free or 1%
      Yogurt-light, fruit-flavored, plain, low-fat or fat-free

      STARCHES (use sparingly)

      Bagels, small, whole grain
      Bread-multigrain, oat and bran, rye, whole wheat
      Cereal-Fiber One, Kellogg's Extra-Fiber All Bran, oatmeal (not instant), other high-fiber, Uncle Sam
      Muffins, bran-sugar-free (no raisins)
      Pasta, whole wheat
      Peas, green
      Pita-stone-ground, whole wheat
      Popcorn
      Potato, small, sweet
      Rice-brown, wild
      VEGETABLES AND LEGUMES

      Barley
      Beans, pinto
      Black-eyed peas
      MISCELLANEOUS

      Chocolate (sparingly)-bittersweet, semisweet
      Pudding, fat-free/sugar-free
      Wine, red

      Foods NOT Allowed and to be Avoided in Phase 2

      STARCHES AND BREADS
      Bagel, refined wheat
      Bread-refined wheat white
      Cookies
      Cornflakes
      Matzo
      Pasta, white flour
      Potatoes-baked, white instant
      Rice cakes
      Rice, white
      Rolls, dinner
      VEGETABLES

      Beets
      Carrots
      Corn
      Potatoes

      FRUIT
      Bananas
      Canned fruit, juice packed
      Fruit juice
      Pineapple
      Raisins
      Watermelon
      MISCELLANEOUS

      Honey
      Ice cream
      Jam

      Lemon-Caper Chicken
      Submitted by: The South Beach Diet Online
      In minutes, you will have a completely satisfying Phase Two & Three main dish you'll make again and again. Feel free to double the recipe for a crowd (but use two skillets), or halve the recipe for an intimate dinner. Make sure to buy thinly sliced breasts - they are usually sold four to a package. If you cant find them, slice a medium-sized breast crosswise, resulting in a 1/2-inch thick piece, about 4 oz in weight. Place each piece between two sheets of plastic wrap and lightly pound to flatten to an even thickness.

      READ REVIEWS (6)
      MORE RECIPES LIKE THIS
      Dark Chocolate Pots de Creme
      Submitted by: The South Beach Diet Online
      Dark chocolate, such as bittersweet, is good for your heart (in moderate amounts)! Do your heart, and your taste buds, a favor with this Phase Three dark chocolate pots de creme. Top with a South Beach Diet -approved whipped topping and add raspberries to boost the antioxidant power.

      READ REVIEWS (1)
      MORE RECIPE

  44. QUESTION:
    Can someone please give me a truly healthy diet plan (day by day, meal by meal?
    I have lost 140 lbs. over the course of the last 7 years (biggest being 350, smallest being 210lbs). I went back to college 2 years ago, and since then, I have ballooned back to 300lbs. I am really getting desperate to get this weight off again. I did it the first time by being poor and drinking vodka (and not much else), and the "3 day diet", but these options are no longer available to me. Anyone have a good meal by meal, day by day diet that worked for you?

    • ANSWER:
      You can't just expect to eat healthy and lose weight. You need a good fitness program too. The best advice I can give you is to:

      Eat foods very low in carbs and high in protein...lots of meat, fish, and eggs.

      Do NOT drink sugary drinks...milk and water is best.

      Right in the morning, walk, jog, or bike...do some kind of cardio exercise. Do this before you eat anything! This is because when you do cardio in the morning, you are burning fat right off of your body. If there was food in your body, your body would use that energy instead of burning that fat in your body. Also do some cardio some other time in the day too (maybe after work?)

      Avoid eating anything 3 hrs before you go to bed. This is because the energy (or carbs) does not get used up and gets stored as fat.

      Find yourself a motivation...this is the most important. Without motivation, you can't do it.

  45. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to lose 25 lbs in six weeks? working out 3 hours every day, 700 cals diet plan?
    im 18 years old, im 145 lbs, 5'2 feet...i need to lose 25 lbs in 6 weeks, eating only 700 cals, n working out 3 hours....about 4 pounds a week?!

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

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

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

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

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

      Dr.Atkins was a cardiologist, low carb was a health plan easier sold as a "diet" Read any of his books for easily understandable science. Lutz "Life without Bread" & Taubes "Good calorie, bad calorie" are excellent books that dispel all the nutrition myths.

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

  46. QUESTION:
    Dite access how do I get a new 11 day diet generator plan i?
    I downloaded the diet on March 3,2007 it said I could do one every 3 days it wants me to down load it again I paid once and do not want to pay again

    • ANSWER:
      Give your id and password, you must be able to access.

      I think when you bought that , access was only for three months,

      now if you buy, you can have life time access.

      I bought it yesterday

  47. QUESTION:
    3 day...diet???
    so i was thinking of eating pears and grapefruit...and lots of water for 3 days...sound like an ok diet plan?

    • ANSWER:
      youll just lose water weight. as soon as you start adding 'normal' things back into your diet, you'll gain the weight back. also you'll basically be starving yourself and that will just mess up your metabolism, actually making it harder for you to lose weight in the long run. count calories, get balanced meals (which will help you to feel fuller longer, and is obviously more healthy then grapefruit and water) and get outside to run or ride your bike a few miles a day.

  48. QUESTION:
    Can you really lose 10 lbs in 3 days with this diet?i wanna try it?
    3 Day Diet Menu – Day One:
    Breakfast – A single slice of toast with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, and a half grape fruit.
    Lunch – A cup of tuna with a slice of toast
    Dinner – 3 Ounces of lean meat, a cup full of beets, a cup of string beans, a small size apple and 2 regular scoop of vanilla ice cream

    3 Day Diet Menu – Day Two:
    Breakfast – A single slice of toast with a boiled egg and half a banana.
    Lunch – Half cup of tuna with 5 regular saltine crackers.
    Dinner – 2 Slices of beef, a cup of cabbage or broccoli, half a banana, half a cup of carrots and regular scoop of vanilla ice cream

    3 Day Diet Menu – Day Three
    Breakfast – 5 saltine crackers, an apple and 1 ounce of cheddar cheese.
    Lunch – 1 boiled egg and a slice as toast.
    Dinner – A cup of tuna, a cup of cauliflower, a cup of melon and a regular scoop of vanilla ice cream

    A glass of water and a cup of tea or coffee without sugar can be taken with every meal. To add some flavor to this meal of 3 day diet plan, you can also add a pinch of salt or pepper, lemon, soy sauce, ketchup, vinegar, mustard and Worcestershire. According to Three Day Diet Reviews, the dieters are also required to take a minimum of 8 glasses of water throughout the day.

    • ANSWER:
      If you weight ALOT then yes, but definitely not if you aren't that much over weight because that would just be only a little under the norm. But atleast it's one of the healthier diets I've seen on here. You should try it, anyways! (:

  49. QUESTION:
    3 day Cardiac diet- birmingham, AL hospital?
    Has anyone heard about this diet plan. I heard that people can loose 6-9 pounds in 3 days and this diet is prescribed by hospital at Birmingham Alabama.

    Day 1:
    Breakfast:
    Black coffee or tea/water
    1/2 Grapefruit
    1 slice toast
    2 tbsps. peanut butter

    Lunch:
    1 can tuna
    1 slice toast
    Black coffee or tea/water

    Dinner:
    2 slices any type of meat
    plenty of string beans
    1 cup beets
    1 small apple
    1 cup vanilla ice cream
    Black coffee or tea/water

    Day 2:
    Breakfast:
    Black coffee or tea/water
    1 boiled egg
    1 slice toast
    1 banana

    Lunch:
    1 cup cottage cheese
    5 saltine crackers
    Black coffee or tea/water

    Dinner:
    2 hot dogs
    plenty of broccoli
    1/2 cup carrots
    1 banana
    1 cup vanilla ice cream
    Black coffee or tea/water

    Day 3:
    Breakfast:
    Black coffee or tea/water
    5 saltine crackers
    1 apple
    1 slice cheddar cheese

    Lunch:
    1 hard boiled egg
    1 slice toast
    Black coffee or tea/water

    Dinner:
    1 can tuna
    1/2 cantaloupe
    1 cup beets
    plenty of cauliflower
    1 cup vanilla ice cream
    Black coffee or tea/water

    You MUST Follow The Rules!

    Acid Alkaline Diet Simplified!

    * This diet works as a chemical breakdown and is proven to work
    DO NOT VARY AMOUNTS
    OR MAKE SUBSTITUTIONS TO THE DIET MENU!
    * You are allowed diet soda or tea with sweetener on this diet.
    * Salt and pepper may be used, but no other seasoning.
    * Use this diet for 3 consecutive days each week.
    * After 3 days of dieting, you can eat your usual food,
    But Do Not OVER Eat!!!
    * After 4 days of normal eating, start back on your 3 day diet.
    * Don’t change the rules!

    Has anyone heard about it ???

    • ANSWER:
      This diet has been making the rounds since the 1980s or before. I know because the first time I tried it I was in high school. Will you lose weight.. yes probably. But it isn't because of some acid alkaline thing, it is because of calorie restriction. It is just a wee bit over 1000 calories a day. If you were to eat 1000 calories of low carb veggies and lean meat, you would lose even more weight. The Birmingham hospital does not endorse this diet: contrary to popular belief, this diet is not associated with UAB Health System (Heart of Health Care, Birmingham, Alabama). You can read more from the following link:
      http://www.uabhealth.org/17668/ In short, here are few key points they stressed:
      * The diet is not scientifically proven. At such, the long term safety and effectiveness of this diet is not known.
      * If you lose weight, you can be rest assured you are losing muscle tissue and water instead of fat.
      * The diet is high in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol - the main dietary culprits related to heart disease. It also is high in sodium and low in whole grains.

      Real cardiac units, if they need to put someone on a super fast lose dramatic weight diet always use medical liquid diets.. Most of the teaching hospitals have their own formula, but some use products such as Optifast.

  50. QUESTION:
    does the 3 day diet really work?
    I will try it... But i'm scared that i will put the weight all back in after the 3 days.. So do you recommend it or what? :) I f you dont, please please give me a diet plan THAT DOES work and is HEALTHY. thanks :D

    • ANSWER:
      The 3 day diet?!?!
      NO, NO!
      Don't EVER EVER use that thing!
      Its just junk and a waste of money and unhealthy.
      And its not safe.

      If you want to diet, you should
      just eat healthy.

      This is what I might eat.

      Breakfast: Yogurt with lots of cut fruits in it.
      Lunch: Sandwich with lettuce, tomatoes, and any kind of veggies.
      Snack: Carrot sticks/cucumber sticks
      Dinner: Just EAT. If you dont, its bad for your body.
      But that doesnt mean eat JUNK.
      Eat as much fruits and vegtables as you can.
      Make curry and have it with salad.
      Make spagetti and eat that with salad.
      etc, etc.
      Salad is very good for you.
      Try to use mayonase for the dressing.

      Dont eat after 9:30 at night.
      That is NOT healthy.
      Eat reagularly,
      DO NOT skip breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
      That doesnt help with your diet.
      You can skip snack, though.

      Also, try eating every meal at a paticular time.
      That will help your body keep healthy.

      Also, drink water.
      Dont drink gatorade or those juices.
      drink water, or tea.
      thats best.

      And, if you have time in the morning,
      going on morning jogs
      (or afternoon)
      will help you.
      You should bring your ipod
      (if u have one)
      or something
      and listen to it while you run.

      Hope your diet works!!

      Good Luck~~~~~~~~<3


Thyroid Diet Plans

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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:
    Any diet plans for someone with a thyroid condition?
    I have a thyroid condition that messes with my weight and hormones a lot. I have been trying to find some sort of diet plan that goes well with someone that has graves disease. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      After extensive research, I have learned the right nutritition, proper exercise and life balance are very important for those of us with these conditions. I have found that if you eat a high fiber diet, limit dairy and carbs that my body seems to work better.

      Also a mental and physical tune-up are imperative. Try to relax, meditate, try yoga or tai chi-whatever works for you to coordinate your mindset with your body.

      I wanted to share with you a weightloss/nutritional lifestyle a girfriend of mine recently uncovered. A good friend of mine was recently diagnosed with hashimoto thyroitism. My girlfriend also wanted to lose weight and simply feel better. About three months ago, she implemented a customized nutritional support system that is personalized for each persons individual body. My girlfriend reports great results. She was really excited when she initially dropped a ton of weight initially, I believe somewhere around 20 pounds, before evening out to a weekly weight loss average of 3-5 pounds that is still continuing. Her goal was to loose somewhere around 60 pounds total.
      The "puffiness" and "bloating" appearance she had experienced throughout her body but especially in her face, neck, arms and belly is finally gone! I don't recognize her anymore, she looks fabulous and years younger!

      Another report coming from her that really intrigued me was the fact that she had boundless energy throughout the day without those "dips" in energy levels (she would crash mid day and that tired feeling would leave her craving caffeine). No more sleepless nights for her! I don't know about you, but I am one of those who can't rest well at night.
      Her TSH levels are incredibly low! She reported that witihn a month of her new regimen her T3 and T4 levels lowered and remain steadily low. Her own endocrinologist was amazed at her rapid healing and the fact that she is getting better on a daily basis, her body is starting to repair itself. She has not relapsed once!

      After learning of her quick results (she has only been on her exercise and nutritional support program less than three months), I will be trying this program as I have almost all of her symptoms, plus some!

      PLEASE NOTE: To lose weight you must exercise and eat properly. Having a nutritional program will enhance your results but will not be a free pass to eat the foods that are not healthy or beneficial to your body--whether or not you have a thyroid condition! I highly reccomend seeking a comprehensive wellness lifestyle plan (mind, body and soul).

      Sorry about my long post but I am so excited to meet others who may be having the same challenges and I feel so blessed to maybe have an answer that might work for you.

      Let me know if any of this information helps as I know the symptoms with Graves can also be found with those that have Hashimoto.

  2. QUESTION:
    Can you send me diet plans which are advisable for hypertensive patients & also for those with thyroid problem

    • ANSWER:

  3. 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.

  4. QUESTION:
    i want to know the best sites for diet for thryroid?
    i want the best sites for diet plans for thyroid?

    • ANSWER:
      Apart from the diet and medicines let me suggest some alternative therapy which if done regularly will cure this problem...

      http://www.headfirstyoga.com/2009/07/kandharasana-shoulder-pose.html
      http://www.headfirstyoga.com/2009/09/achieve-shining-face-and-cure-thyroid.html
      http://www.headfirstyoga.com/2008/11/how-to-detect-and-cure-thyroid-problem.html

      Warm regards,
      Nilendu Bhattacharya
      http://www.headfirstyoga.com

  5. 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.

  6. QUESTION:
    What are some diet tips/exercise plans for a 14 year old girl?
    I have been over weight for awhile and decided I want to loose weight again. I weigh about 180(last time I weighed myself) I have a thyroid problem and take meds for it. I have had 2 knee surgeries so nothing too serious.

    • ANSWER:
      vegetarian

  7. QUESTION:
    does any one know a good diet plan for people with thyroid disease?
    any suggestions will help im 20 pounds over weight. im possed to weigh 120 pounds

    • ANSWER:
      Excercise and eat a little at a time.

  8. QUESTION:
    can you suggest some exercises and diet plan for a27 vear old female having thyroid prob?
    weighing 84 kg wants to reduce her weight

    • ANSWER:
      Its a myth that thyroid problem is associated with marked obesity and most of patients attribute their weight to thyroid disease even if they are taking medicines and test results are normal. I would like to inform you that hypothyroidism is definitely associated with weight gain but the contribution of weight gain due to disease is not so much and usually due to water retention which is a part of disease. Once treatment is started most of the patients lose some weight which is related to the disease and which is never so marked. So in your case I suggest that for your weight problem you should go for a diet programme along with daily exercise and I hope in few months time your weight will come to normal.

      Few tips to bring about weight loss as well as ensuring good health.

      1. Aerobics:
      You need to work on building your heart-lung (cardiovascular) endurance. Take up any activity form cycling, to running or jogging to skiing to swimming to even brisk walking to get that gut into its original size. This kind of activity will draw upon the fat stores in the body for generating fuel to last that long. The presence of oxygen (controlled breathing during this workout, instead of huffing and puffing) will mobilize the fat to get utilized instead of stored. This will take care of the fat that lies above the muscles in the abdominal area. No amount of crunches by themselves will do this. Thankfully, any aerobic activity that elevates your heart rate can help you burn fat and take off unwanted pounds. Many experts recommend doing at least three sessions of 20 minutes of aerobic activity per week. Ideally, for long-term weight control, you should engage in at least four sessions per week, for 45 minutes each time.

      2. Weight Training:
      The key here is to adopt an OVERALL weight training program so that the lean mass percentage in the entire body increases. Balance your ab crunches and leg lifts with an equal amount of effort for the lower back to ensure it is not weak. Work out the rest of the body for the best results. And of course, concentrate on technique and quality of your ab crunches and pelvic lifts, rather than higher repetitions. And remember, exercises such as these, only improve the tone and endurance of the muscles, they don’t burn fat. Where weight training is concerned, make absolutely sure that the weights are not heavy and you use the right technique while lifting, keeping back straight and tummy tucked in, not slackened.

      3. Healthy diet spread through the day, not night. Eating the right food out of habit rather than as a fad, can work wonders for an extra middle. Keep the calories light and spread out through the day rather than bunching them all at night and then sleeping on it, when the body’s metabolic rate is the slowest.

      4. Holding tummy upright
      Sitting up tall and straight all day with your tummy tucked in tight can assist in firming up the muscles in the midsection, which in turn appears more slender and trim.

      1. Increase the consumption of complex carbohydrates like whole wheat, millet (jowar) and barley (bajra).

      2. Restrict refined products such as flour (maida) and its products such as bread, noodles, macaronis and pastas in regular diet.

      3. Restrict fat and cholesterol rich foods. Only non-vegetarian foods (like eggs and dairy products) are good sources of cholesterol, however saturated fatty acids present in butter, ghee, vanaspati and coconut get metabolised to cholesterol in our body.

      4. Reduce the amount of sugars consumed.

      5. Consume raw fruits and vegetables in form of salads and raitas in every meal. These provide adequate vitamins, minerals and fiber. Fiber is essential as it aids in digestion, has an effective role in managing obesity and cardiovascular problems.

      6. Limit salt intake.

      7. Have small portions of food at a time.

      8. Do not skip meals.

      9. Have regular meal timings.

      10. Do not eat while cooking and watching television.

      11. Drink plenty of water (6-8 glasses) in a day.

      12. Exercise regularly. Do brisk walking at least for 20-40 minutes in a day.

  9. QUESTION:
    How can I lose 20 pounds in a month in a half with thyroid disease?
    I going back home in 7 weeks for my wedding and I want to lose 15-20 pounds before then. I have thyroid disease so it makes losing weigh harder to do. Does anyone have a workout/diet plan that will help me reach my goal?

    • ANSWER:
      You can probably safely loose 1-2 lbs per week.

      Before my wedding I lost weight by following this diet/exercise plan:
      3 workouts per week (1 hour each time) cardio, weights and spin class.
      Water, water water! all day long I drank tons of water.
      Ate more raw veggies
      No Carbs after 5pm. And no late dinners.
      Cut out salt.

      Good luck!

  10. QUESTION:
    Are there diets & weight loss plans for people who have an inactive/sluggish Thyroid illness?
    I'm 36, 5' and overweight. I NEED to loose 30 pounds. When I was younger, I would just cut back on what I ate & the pounds would come off. Now I am taking Synthroid for a very inactive thyroid, and it seems no mater how much I decrease my caloric intake, I do not loose any weight. To complicate matters, I am allergic to fish, seafood, & soybeans.... and I am single mom with a VERY limited income. I also have some back injuries which limit the amount of vigorous exercise (and pilates) that I can do. I am looking for a diet - not a work out plan. Anyone out there know of any diets that would be effective? (please don't say ask your doctor, as I can barely afford the Snythroid, let alone another doctor visit) - Thanks.
    Just to verify - I have back & neck injuries which limit the amount of vigorous exercise I can do. I am not asking for a exercise program because I know my limits of what I can and cannot do without hurting myself & exacerbating my condition.... I am looking for a diet which compliment what exercise activities I can do that will work for someone with a sluggish / inactive thyroid.

    • ANSWER:
      Exercise is just as vital as food intake when it comes to losing weight. There's lots of excellent tips and tricks for exercise on the site in the box below. I lost 9 pounds by following their tips.

  11. QUESTION:
    Are there diets & weight loss plans for people who have Thyroid illnesses?
    I'm 36, 5' and overweight. I NEED to loose 30 pounds. When I was younger, I would just cut back on what I ate & the pounds would come off. Now I am taking Synthroid for a very inactive thyroid, and it seems no mater how much I decrease my caloric intake, I do not loose any weight. To complicate matters, I am allergic to fish, seafood, & soybeans.... and I am single mom with a VERY limited income. Anyone out there know of any diets that would be effective? (please don't say ask your doctor, as I can barely afford the Snythroid, let alone another doctor visit) - Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Ok this is what I did. I had the same issues as you have. So there is a solution. But you have to REALLY want to lose the weight. Yeah I know we all do. If you do this you will see the pounds fly off.

      I stayed motivated for 5 months and every day I didn't miss one I would start walking. First, I got into my car and figured out a route for 2 miles and then for 5 miles according to the odometer. Something that I would like to walk. Nice trees and parks etc to look at. Then I started at two miles a day for about three weeks. It is actually very easy to do. One mile in the morning and one mile at night. I followed my 2 mile route slowly at first and I started to speed up. After three weeks I increased my walk to three miles etc until I was up to 5 miles a day. I know what you are thinking but hey it can be done. You start walking slowly and then increase the speed.

      At the same time start cutting down on your eating. I ate one meal a day at 1 pm with veggies and salad and some protein ( chicken ) but that was it. I found that with the walking I didn't need anymore food. It just happened . The cravings left with the endorphins kicking in with the exercise. Go figure. Anyway after 5 months I had lost the weight and gained muscle and looked really buff. I had lost in all 60 pounds and feel fabulous. Synthroid has a little upper in it to get you moving in case you don't know. They put it in there so we, who have to take it, can avoid depression that comes with under active thyroids. So if you take it in the morning and go and walk within the hour it will help you move . Honestly if I can do it YOU can . I was the most unmotivated person and finally just took that first one mile step and was on my way. Good luck. Think bikini think summer. : ))

  12. QUESTION:
    Can someone get me a good diet and exercise plan?
    Bare facts: I'm 15. I'm 5'5". I'm 246. My BMI is around 41. I'm obese. I know this. I need to lose weight. I don't want to do this because of the glam factor though.

    I'm on Topamax for what doctors think are tiny seizures, along with literally second bursts of dizziness. I have chest pains that aren't heart nor lung related. My neck and back constantly hurts. Heart disease and attack runs in my family, uncle and great-great-grandfather. My father and my grandmother then both sides up has diabeties. My mother is on meds for high blood pressure. There's thyroid problems, cancer risks, etc.

    Bottom line? I'm doing this for my health, before my metabolism drops and it becomes harder. I don't have money for a personal trainer. I have a treadmill and an exercise mat in my exercise room, then a Gazelle and something else upstairs that I do not like as it's upstairs. Please help me figure out what will help. I want to be around my target weight, as quickly as possible.
    Please do not just say, "Diet and exercise," or be degrading in your answer. I do not need stuff like that. I know the basics of what I need to do, and I've gone through enough. What I came here to ask for is for someone to give me a detailed exercise routine that can work with what I have, or a site with a detailed workout exercise routine that will burn fat fast, or a site with easy recipes that my family will love. (And by the way, it's just my mother, my father and me. Not that it matters. My mother loves cookies but I've gotten off of sugar and now it's just a freeze pop which is 25 calories maybe once every four days, if that.)
    Should've said that too. I have gone to a nutrionist. All she said was, "Eat stuff like this and this and this and don't eat this and this and this because eating a McDonalds meal is like smoking four cigarettes."

    • ANSWER:
      South Beach Diet works great.

      Otherwise, you need to do 200 minutes of cardio a week. Remember fat does not turn into muscle, so you need to lose your fat while putting on muscle. The 45 minute thing is not true, but don't over 60 minutes at a time.

      Do 5-10 minutes of cardio to warm up, then do your weight training. Do 30 to 60 minutes more of cardio, then go home.

      The best time to eat is just after your workout within an hour when your metabolism is raging. For your muscles, incorporate some isolated soy protein or whey protein. Whey is more potent but the soy tastes better!

      Don't look at your scale as the be all and end all, but get a measuring tape to check your progress, and that will show more tangible results.

      Good luck and stick at it.

  13. QUESTION:
    Hypo Thyroid?
    Hello,

    I have higher thyroid problem for past 7-8 months. I am having treatment for the same and now it is within the range. but i have gain a lot of weight. i have been going to gym for past 20 days but i cant see much difference. and my trainer says that it is not easy to loose weight for a thyroid patient. Is it true?
    I have gain 20 kg in past few months. and also is there any particular diet plan for a hypo thyroid patient. if yes, plz provide it. i ll be highly obliged.

    thnx
    what should be the diet

    • ANSWER:
      Even if it is within range, you should continue to take your thyroxine tablets daily. Go to a thyroid specialist and not to a general physician. I've been going to general physicians for years and they kept telling me everything's normal and within range, but i still kept putting on weight. Then I went to a thyroid specialist and together with the normal T3, T4, TSH tests, they did test of anti microsomal antibody and thyroid scan. It turned out the even though everything was in range quantity-wise, the quality wasn't good enough. So the doctor increased my dosage and I have started losing weight after two years!!! Please go see a good doctor (a specialist) and have a complete test done.

      And if you are taking medicines, have it early in the morning on empty stomach.

  14. QUESTION:
    Anyone have info on taking Synthroid for their Thyroid?
    I just started taking Synthroid(Levothyroxine) 50 mg for my thyroid. Does anyone have any experience with taking this drug. I have gained alot of weight, dry hair, brittle nails...ect...been on this for about three to four weeks and no change in anything or even energy levels. Even with a very good diet and exercise plan. Please help. Thank You

    • ANSWER:
      If you just started on thyroid medication for the first time, keep in mind that you most likely will have to adjust a time or two more before you'll be on the right dose.

      The doc sees what your TSH, T3, T4 levels are, and "guesses" as to what dose might be best to get you back within normal ranges. They sometimes may guess too high, sometimes too low... it takes a few months for it to be in your system and your thyroid to adjust to that level before they can re-test and see how much it has helped.

      In your case, just a few weeks isn't long enough, but it could be that 50 mg won't be enough... they may have to bump you to 75 or 100.

      I know it is frustrating, but just hang in there. In the meantime I suggest using a good hair conditioner, maybe some eyelash conditioner, and a good lotion that has olive oil or shea butter in it for extra hydration.

      You may consider taking a good multivitamin to help with your energy levels as well.

      Hang in there!

  15. QUESTION:
    In need of a good diet plan, need to lose weight !!?
    I am 17 years old.. Weight 150 (unfortunately) and I'm 5'0. I am currently doing the 1200 calorie diet plan, however I suffer from Thyroid disease, and it's extremely hard to lose weight. I run the treadmill for about 30minutes everyday as well as some other things like sit ups, push ups, ect. My workouts are about an hour or 2 long. I would absolutely love to reach my goal weight of 115/120 by early May, because that is when I have my high school prom, graduation, and being healthy is definitely a goal as well. I need some really good advice in order to reach my goal weight by early May.. I want to do it the healthy way.. I refuse to starve myself lol (:
    Thank you in advance to anyone with any good advice!

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    Why I am getting fatty/heavier day by day?
    Any body can tell me (doctors must reply) that why I am getting fatty/heavier day by day despite of following diet plans etc. My thyroid tests are within normal range. My age is 40 years. Any guide line?

    • ANSWER:

  17. QUESTION:
    thyroid doctors or regular doctors???
    my cousin is 12 and is really overweight!!!!!! she is obese!
    she goes to a thyroid specialist and all he does is ups her medicine! he doesnt describe any other diet medicne,diet plans,or anything! what should she do?

    • ANSWER:
      what's her medical condition and what meds is she taking?
      is she hypothyroid? if she is, increasing her medication for her conditions is okay, if the meds she is taking is right. also, i suggest she go on a diet as well and a regular exercise to help reduce her weight because medication alone wont do her any good unless she also goes into a proper diet and good lifestyle.

  18. 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

  19. QUESTION:
    *REAL ADVICE NEEDED!* How can I lose weight?
    I am a 16 year old teen trying to lose about 10-40 pounds. I cannot really do much physical activity, well because i am accident prone and recently injured myself, which i am going to Physcial Therpy for. I also have Graves Disease (hyperactive thyroid). What can I do? I have thought about stopping taking my medication for my disease because before i was treated i weighed 40 pounds less than what I do now. But I would feel horrible if i did that. What can I really do? I need every advice i can get. I prefer something that is free if there are any diet plans out there.

    PLEASE HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      Water.
      Eat the same as you do, but have one or two glasses of water before you eat your meal. It will fill you up and you won't want to eat as much as you have been.

      And instead of eating junk foods....drink water and you won't eat as much of the junk food.

      Best of luck to you.

  20. QUESTION:
    I changed my diet, and started exercising 3-4 times a week, what can i do to speed up my weight loss?
    I'm a 20 yr old female, and I'm pretty heavy. It's always been a problem for me but recently something snapped and made me really upset about it so I'm doing my best to keep motivated to look better... and maybe even more important feel better, I'm just done being overweight and unattractive.
    My diet before was full of fast food and junk, so changing that, although a little hard is definitely seeming worth it already. I mainly buy fruits and vegetables and more fresh stuff in general. No chips/candy/soda, but im not on any sort of diet plan or anything. I do have a thyroid problem-- hypothyroidism, which I am on medication for, and recently I signed up for the gym and I've been doing an hour of cardio every other day for almost 2 weeks now.
    So far I've lost about 6 lbs. which is good. and i know if i keep going it'll keep coming off, but i was hoping maybe there is something, like a specific diet plan, or maybe a natural sort of diet pill, maybe even a different way to exercise, that could help speed my weight loss along a bit?
    ANY suggestions would be great!

    • ANSWER:
      Well you've done a swell job of cutting back on junk food. Most people can't even take that step...so GOOD job!

      Definitely stay with the Natural stuff, even though it's tempting to have a go at the sugary food.

      I would recommend that you use some herbs like Cinnamon (help with thyroidism), Green Tea, and black seeds.

      As for exercise, you don't need to be hardcore...just start by walking 2-4 miles a day (or bicycle 3-5 miles)...keep a bottle of water with you to hydrate yourself.

      There's so much more I can talk about. If you need to know more, just ask me..or go to this site
      http://TwitPWR.com/LgJ

  21. QUESTION:
    How to lose weight with thyroid problems?
    I'm asking for my friend trying to help her out she was wondering how to lose weight with thyroid problems. I don't know much about thyroid but I know hers makes her gain weight she hardly eats but when she does it's not what you would call healthy. She has a single mom who doesn't have extra money to buy high expensive healthy foods so she just buys what's on sale or cheaper. I know she's on a medicine I believe it's levothyroxine (idk if I spelt that right) She doesn't want to go to a gym because she's embarressed of how she looks so she'd prefer to excorsize in her own home (though she doesn't). So I guess what she wants to know is if any of you have what she has what's your diet plan to stick to? Can she take diet pills she said she's heard people with thyroid problems can't and if she can what ones are better and work more? Also her mom mentioned the grapefruit diet but we heard people with thyroid problems can't have grapefruit? Yes or no? She's also heard HCG shots from doctors but do they work? We heard she should just drink mainly water but she has well water and hates the taste alone so is it okay to add stuff to it like Crystal Light? What's the best exorsize method she's 16 going on 17 in case the age helps thanks for the help(:

    • ANSWER:
      If they can't afford healthy food, she can't afford ineffective diet pills or the bogus hcg diet products.
      Any exercise at all? Lots of people with true thyroid issues blame all bad behavior on that.
      80% of weight loss is diet.
      You can eat a healthy diet and lose weight.
      You can eat a healthy diet and exercise and lose more weight.
      You can exercise and eat a poor diet and not lose and even gain weight.
      A good healthy diet high in fiber, lean meats, eggs, complex carbohydrates, whole grains, antioxidant foods, healthy beverages and low in added sugar and salt help people lose weight, lower cholesterol, increase energy, improve brain function, lower blood pressure, reduce cancer risk and have a more positive lifestyle!
      You need to eat a lot more food and a lot more fiber!
      Diets that exclude foods from any food group are fad diets and do not lead to permanent weight loss or solve any other health issues.
      First, try to kick your fiber intake to 40 grams of both soluble and insoluble fiber.
      Whatever you do, get your fiber from your food, not from a jar.
      Fruits and vegetables have good fiber in them. A high fiber diet increases the metabolism.
      Try a breakfast cereal with at least 20% of recommended daily allowance of fiber in it. They are usually low in sugar so there is a double benefit. Blueberries or raspberries on top add more fiber and antioxidants. But fresh or frozen, not the kind in syrup.
      Raw nuts are a great source of fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants. Avocados are the best.
      Lots of beans, peas, and grains are high fiber. Whole grain breads. Fiber kicks up the metabolism so you actually burn more calories. These foods will give you more gas in the beginning but if eaten daily, the bacteria in the digestive tract will elevate lowering the gas output.
      This will get you on the path for a healthy daily bowel movement. This helps clean the system and aids healthy digestion.
      I know it goes against everything you've heard but eating lots of the right foods will actually help you lose weight!
      Next, take an age appropriate basic daily multivitamin. Don't look at your multivitamin as nutrition but more as an insurance policy. Think of it as filling in the gaps in your daily diet as opposed to a primary source of nutrients.
      You have to drink lots of water to be healthy. But you can disguise it. Fill your glass all the way full with ice before pouring low sugar beverages. Try iced green tea with a splash of orange juice in it for sweet. More antioxidants. Add lemon juice to water for flavor. Slice up a cucumber and float it in pitcher of water. Gives it salty fresh taste. But you must drink up to 100 oz of water daily to help your body get rid of waste and the natural toxins.
      Last, you need to get 7-10 hours of quality sleep depending on your age. All recent sleep studies report a connection between poor sleep and weight gain.
      You must combine a healthy diet with exercise to multiply the benefit. Whether an hour a day in the weight room or just a 30 minute brisk walk every day, the added benefit of a regular exercise program really do increase and accelerate healthy weight loss.

      I lost 30 pounds in 5 months by spending my money at the grocery and gym and have kept it off for two years now. Less than 3% of people that attempt weight loss lose it and keep it off for two years. It is not easy. It is a lifestyle change.
      Good luck and good health.

  22. QUESTION:
    can you give me a perfect diet plan to loose weight,i am 29 yrs,85kgsand height 162cm?
    i am 29 yrs working mother my weight is 85kgs,i am quite depressed with my excess weight can you give me a proper diet routine to reduce my weight,i am also having thyroid but that is under control

    • ANSWER:
      http://thebest25foodsforfitness.blogspot.com

  23. QUESTION:
    Is taking thyroid pills for weight loss safe?
    My Dr. has many weight loss patients whom he prescribes thyroid and phentermine. I have done this diet (no carbs-3 months long) before with dramatic results (30 lbs) that I kept off. It works fast and having the results so soon helps my self esteem... But I see concerns for taking thyroid for weight loss, though nothing specific except for the warnings. My doctor has not done a thyroid level check as he believes the thyroid blood levels don't show what your body is actually absorbing. He has many many patients, most of whom come for his weight loss and diet plan. This is his standard procedure. What concerns should I have with this diet and the prescribed drugs?
    This diet isn't just the medicine. It is a very strict NO CARB diet!

    1st 30 days no carbs only meat & cheese's
    2nd 30 days add low carb veggies to diet
    3rd 30 days add low carb fruit to the diet

    This diet is done along with thyroid medication and an appetite suppressant.
    and EXERCISE! i joined a gym and walk 2 miles every other day!
    I have done this diet along with the medications once before and lost 40lbs. After i finished the diet and went back to eating what i wanted i gained 10 lbs back. Making a total of 30 lbs I kept off.

    • ANSWER:
      "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" applies to your endocrine system.

      Do not take hormones unless you are instricted to do so by a qualified endocrinologist. Either too much thrdroxin or too little can caude serious problems. Also, thydroxin levels are regulated by sensitive feedback loops, which can be thrown out of balance, and can affect other endocrine systems, in turn.

  24. QUESTION:
    How did you lose 20+ pounds? I need to lose like 40.?
    I've tried dieting, the gym membership, Weight Watchers, FullBars, etc. Just tons of diet plans. I do have a thyroid problem so it's hard for me to lose weight, but I'd like to know how you lost your weight.

    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Drank lots of water, ate lots of fruits, stayed away from fried food and restaurant food.

  25. QUESTION:
    I'm fat and miserable! Anyone know of a successful diet?
    HELP!!! I'm approx 5st over weight and am really fed up! I've tried various diets, eating plans and going to the gym but nothing seems to work! I've been tested for thyroid problems etc and they have all come back fine! My boyf isn't any help he just says i'm fine the way i am but I'M NOT! Any serious suggestions please will be most greatfully recieved!! Thanx
    I'm 5ft7 and 16st6 according to my doctor i should be 11st

    • ANSWER:
      I went from 16 st to 13st in 11 weeks by eating beans on toast and drinking water and the waist went down from 38" to 34 " i found the diet great but still had Sunday dinner would not give that up, all the best

  26. 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!!

  27. QUESTION:
    How can i find the right diet to lose weight and gain energy?
    I take thyroid medication and iron as i have an underactive thyroid and am anemic. I excercise 4 times a week (stretch, muscle toners, pilates and yoga) but still feel exhausted. When the weather permits (i currently live in Canada so deep snow and freezing winds from November to March/April) I walk 3 miles a day around a local lake. I am now about 25 lb overweight (mostly a gradual gain) and feel terrible. How can i work out a diet plan that will give me the weight loss and energy boost i need?

    • ANSWER:
      eat celery and foods that give energy and quench hunger. eat strawberries and dried apricots, trail mix and as a drink switch from coffee to tea also eat in smaller portions and exercise BEFORE breakfast. As for being tired you maybe over exercising. also for the weight gain it maybe just muscle.

  28. 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.

  29. QUESTION:
    I need a diet plan that suits my body and it's needs?
    i'm 18 years old, 5"7' i weigh a hefty 330 some pounds...my electric scale stops reading after 325, i dont look too fat, i look like i weigh around 250, i have a lot of muscle, i use to be in weightlifting for a year and a half until i was kicked out of high school, i was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes and an inactive thyroid at the age of 10, since then i've gotten rid of the diabetes but still have some thyroid problems.

    my main question is, what kind of diet should i go by to best suit me? I'm going to start going to a gym to lift weights again, while doing as much cardio as my body can handle. Is there any free diet planner i can use to fit my needs? i have a really bad texture problem when it comes to vegetables and ham, and most fruits...i was thinking of going with the keto diet, which makes my body burn the fat i already have instead of using carbohydrates...but i cant really find one that tells me what FOODS to eat, just how much protein, fats, etc. to consume per meal

    seriously, i wanna lose weight big time, but i don't wanna be on a diet that leaves me too tired to exercise
    i'ma guy....

    • ANSWER:
      You consume as much as you need to satisfy your appetite. Check the Atkins site (link below) for the allowable foods & eat what you like. It's important that your fat ratio is >65% of total calories. Eat lots of fatty foods, mayo, avocado, pork rinds. I highly suggest adding virgin coconut oil to your diet, it is only fat that provides quick energy like a carb.

      Don't try to exercise the first week, then take it slow. It takes 3-6 weeks to become fat adapted enough to perform athletically on a low carb way of eating. Eating carbs over your allowance during this period will not allow you to become fat adapted.

      Most people get obese because their bodies just can't process carbs any more. They become insulin resistant & carbs go straight to fat cells. As healthy as fruit may be, it just doesn't promote fat loss. The body won't release fat stores until the blood stream is free of insulin. In someone insulin resistant, the insulin response is too sensitive & produces too much insulin.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Carbohydrates trigger insulin (the ONLY fat storage hormone). The more protein the more the fat burning hormone glucagon is released.

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

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

      As long as you have <9grams carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control & shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories because insulin, the fat storage hormone is not activated. Many people gain

  30. 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:

  31. 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.

  32. QUESTION:
    will someone help me find a good diet plan?
    so here is my situation im in my 30s and wanting to lose 5lbs to 10lbs.my prob is i had thyroid cancer in my 20 so my thyroids are under active im on meds they just dont burn lot of fat.i also had my gallbladder removed.on top of all of that i have inherited high cholesterol.my dr told me diet and exercise but as u can tell not one specific diet will help.ive tried online but i cant find anything on here lol

    • ANSWER:
      The best diet out there for anyone and everyone is the clean eating diet. To learn more go here
      http://www.eatcleandiet.com/ I would recommend getting the book and cookbook. If you follow the rules of clean eating you will be golden. Good luck

  33. 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

  34. QUESTION:
    Overweight and on a diet plan and excercise, how long will it take?
    I have a thyroid problem, but not bad at all, not even medicated for it. Im actually using the wii fit to exercise along with running, and the ab circle pro. Running for 20 minutes, exercising on the wii fit for about 45 min. and ab circle for the 3 it says. I am a mother of 2 but im 23 years old. Im 5ft 3in and was 167, now 157lbs.. Ive been doing this for a month now and Ive only lost 10lbs. I would think I should have lost more?? What should I do. I have not cheated AT all on this diet! I just need a little more guidence it seems!

    • ANSWER:
      10lbs is good you are only supposed to/recommended to lose 2-3lbs a week. Keep up the good work and before you know it you will be three or four months along and have lost 25lbs. Remember that this should be a lifestyle change and you should be doing things that you can ideally continue to do for the rest of your life. Guidance: 1.Stay positive when you arent positive you fall off the wagon easier. 2. things like losing weight take time just think it took you time to put that unwanted weight on it will take time to take it off. 3. if you feel like you arent having enough success switch it up.. your body gets used to doing the same thing over and over and it gets in a rut so do something new. 4. if all else fails and you still feel like it isnt working then see a nutritionist or a personal trainer. thats what they are there for. Good luck.

  35. QUESTION:
    Thyroid Condition Dilemma!?
    I am 19 years old, without insurance, broke and trying my damnedest to get my life back in order. I have always had a weight problem, but I have always been an unnaturally healthy eater and incredibly active person. I have my moments, yes, but my greatest weakness is, simply, pure cocoa. That's it. I don't like cakes or pastries or candies, I never have. Just pure cocoa (I know, gross, right?) and mango -my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

    I'm currently severely overweight, despite going to the gym all the time and eating all my fruits and veggies. It has been suggested to me to go on a diet. But I can't. Diets have meal plans and I'm allergic to so many things it'd be such a waste to go on a diet.

    I'm Vegan, and before anyone gets on my case about it, I'm allergic to dairy, meat, eggs, honey, shellfish, water fish, leather, wool, the cow itself and all bugs. I was genetically made, as it seems, to be Vegan. Also, I have a high sensitivity to gluten, yeast and anything wheat derived. Its hard enough keeping up with all of this, but I do, somehow.

    But now the thyroid. Only recently did I find out about it, before my insurance was gone (my dad passed away recently and he was my source of insurance), but I never got the chance to get medication (we didn't have enough money at the time) and I, now, have neither insurance nor money.

    I'm exhausted, wearing parkas in summer, getting bigger, and so on and so forth. It is unbearable, I don't feel like myself and it just seems to be getting worse.

    Are there natural ways to tend to this?
    **Water Fish:
    I meant just plain ol' fish. Don't know why I felt the need to add water in there, I'm pretty sure there are no land fish.
    Thank you all for your great advice!

    I currently have no family to call on, per se. There is family in existence, but those who still talk to me don't have the means to pay for a doctor visit, and the rest, well, just wont talk to me. My relationship with a lot of my family is strained, so I can't really go to them, and my mother can't even afford having me living with her, much less taking me to see a doctor.

    How much will it cost me to go to an emergency room?

    Also, I have cut out gluten entirely. It was hard, but I managed. I make everything from scratch, read the labels on the things I can't and research the ingredients I'm not sure about. I work very hard at it.

    • ANSWER:
      Title 42 of federal law states that they must treat you in an emergency room IF you are in imminent threat of dying, or giving birth to a baby...

      So if you go to an emergency room, you will simply end up with a larger bill than going to a clinic....

      Make an appointment with a clinic (I don't know about where you live, but where I am we have clinics that are 29 bucks a visit), have your doctor fax your test results to the clinic, and have them write you a script. Most medications for thyroid conditions are only a few dollars per month, even without insurance....

      And since you have so many allergies to critters, have them write the script for synthroid -that's the artificial one that isn't made from pork.

      There isn't anything natural that is going to budge that condition...
      But I do hope you find a way to resolve it...

  36. QUESTION:
    Diet Plan: Is it not working or do I have to wait a bit longer?
    Ok so I have started dieting 2 and a half weeks ago. I've cut down alot of my calories (i have a calorie book) so at the most I eat 1500 calories a day, usually I eat 1200 calories. I've gotten rid of junk food, and eat healthy food in moderation. I exercise 4 times a week, and burn about 500 calories. Out of the 4, 2 of them will be done with a trainer now. I've been in 2 sessions so far. I thought by now 1 or 2 pounds will be lowered, but it's exactly the same. Am I going at this right way? Should I wait longer to see results? And if yes how long? And I also don't have a thyroid problem.

    • ANSWER:
      Unless you are very overweight chances are you won't see results for a while. If you are at a healthy weight it could take up to a month to see anything and even then your weight might not change at all, just your measurements.

  37. QUESTION:
    Tell me what is wrong with my diet plan! In 2 months I managed to GAIN weight.. ugh?
    I am 28, female I weigh 144, I want to weigh 125. I am 5'8'' tall.... For breakfast I have egg whites fried in fat free calorie free cooking spray and put it on a toasted sarah lee roll (one of the 100 calorie rounds) with light mayo, bell pepper and onion, along with 2 clementines, and 20 ounces of water... For a snack at 10 I have 1 ounce of almonds. Then I walk for 30 minutes. Drink another 20 ounces of water... Lunch is a can of tuna fish in water with 1 TBS of fat free mayo and mustard on 4 Wasa crackers, 5 carrot sticks, 1/2 cucumber, spinach and onion along with 1/2 avocado... and another 20 ounces of water. Then for supper I have usually sauteed cabbage, maybe a chicken breast, random vegetables, like tomatoes, boiled egg whites and maybe some peanuts about an ounce. Then another glass of water, and later on I will do crunches, and jumping jacks or lounges. What is the deal? Sometimes I will have progresso soup that is 120 calories a can. I have been doing this over a month and have put on 2 pounds. I want to give up. My thyroid levels are all fine etc... So what am I doing wrong. I have had people tell me to up the calories, but then I just gain MORE weight. It is a vicious cycle.

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    How can I stick to a strict diet and exercise plan when all (many) odds are against me?
    SUNSHINY NOTE: If you don't want to read the whole thing, just read the last line.

    My parents always pressure (no harass) me into eating fatty foods or they tell me to just "try" them. I want to eat a healthy, balanced diet but whenever I do, my mom says ridiculous things like "Tell me every single thing you ate today. I'm worried about you. I don't think you are ready to go to college next year because you aren't mature enough to eat properly" when she binges on ice cream, popcorn, chips, and cake every night and blames it on her thyroid (which she got tested 4 times. ALL negative.). She also occasionally likes to remind me that she was WAY thinner than I was when she was my age and quickly backs it up with "but you look fine the way you are. I think you should actually gain weight if you want your face to fill out properly" (thanks....). She is so mean and stressful. Worst of all, she was picked up by paramedics twice because she had a heart problem (98% blocked artery). That was completely traumatizing for me, and all she could do at the hospital after surgery was criticize me and blame me for her heart attack -- all while I took time out of school and my winter break to be the only person to spend the nights at the hospital with her for a week, helping her eat, talking to her, and buying her magazines and flowers).

    Sorry. This is supposed to be about my diet.

    I digress. The sun has been blindingly bright outside lately, since it is summer in California, so it is hard to go for my jogs which I loved in the winter and spring. When I do manage to go for jogs, my mom makes me take a bulky cell phone with me which makes it really hard to run, because I also have to carry a full size ipod in the other hand.

    I feel so disgusting and fat. I have really bad cellulite on my butt and thighs. How can I get a good workout inside of a very small home? Most importantly, how can I block out my mom and her voice that now rules my thoughts regarding food? I need this diet. I feel like I am being cheated out of a happy teenage-hood because the people around me sabotage me and try to drag me down with them.

    How can I stick to a diet and exercise plan when everyone around me tries to wear me down and sabotage me? Please help
    Thank you Phoebe!!! :D

    • ANSWER:
      Hi

      I know EXACTLY how you feel parents just dont understand modern teenage worries. im 16 and my mom dosent go with the whole unhealty food thing with me, but she eats lots of buiscuits late at night and im like wtf?? lol

      sorry, the serious stuff now

      my advice is to sit with your mom and talk to her properly and tell her you want a life style change. or even get a friend or relative to talk to her

      i would offer some support but your in california and im in arizona. it makes it difficult :p

      my suggestions for your diet plan are that you have something like oatmeal for breakfast then at 11 have a peice of fruit, then lunch have fish with salad or something along those lines then at 3-4pm have another piece of fruit then dinner at say 5:30 and then another piece of fruit at 7.

      the times dont have to be like that just eat 6 times a day. that way you wont feel hungry and want food.

      and go walking for 1 hour a day. leave the cell phone behind (i do) and enjoy waling listening to music. even go with a friend

      My bestest wishes to you

  39. 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!

  40. QUESTION:
    Please Help, I can't loose weight. Is there anything i can do? Please Dr's or ppl with similar problems only
    ok here is the deal, I count calories, exercise, do all that junk, but i have a severe thyroid problem, due to a nodule on the left side, that i am currently taking medications for: so far i have only lost 10 pounds in four months, i am not extremely overweight but would still like to loose to a more healthy weight. I am 165 (5ft 5in) currently and would like to be in the healthy 115-125. If anyone knows a good diet plan for someone with thyroid problems or a better exercise routine i would greatly appreciate. Thank you to all that visit and to all that help. (please don't tell me something obvious such as diet and exercise, because i already do that)

    • ANSWER:
      A good way to loose weight is to use a calorie counter watch

      Keep to a 1,200 food intake

      Add 1,200 plus 3,500 (equals one pound of fat) ...and that is the total amount of calories you need to burn each day. Its actually really easy once you start watching the numbers and it doesn't seem like work or exercise. Its just a matter of changing the way you think about loosing weight.

      I use this method when i gain some pounds. The first time I did this I went from 168 to 127

  41. QUESTION:
    thyroid problem? Diabetes?
    I went to the eye doctor yesterday and hes worried about Diabetes as I had a significant change in my vision (had appt 6months ago with a different doctor and I don't feel he did a good job).

    So Heres my problems:

    --I've been dieting/exercising for the last 3 months and have not lost the weight I feel I should. So hard to lose weight
    --Always tired
    --The change in eye sight

    i'm more or less wondering if its a thyroid problem. I don't feel I have diabetes. I've always been over weight though. MY FAULT. But now that I made a life style change, the weight seems to want to stick with me :( I'm starting to wonder if its not my diet/work out plan but something wrong with me medically.

    Any thoughts on this? THanks
    number1--ya i'm not pregant, ive taken tests and got my period last week: normal
    I made an appt for the 30th!!!! I should know things then....

    • ANSWER:
      look mrs m. you are dealing with someyhing that could be very serious, stop fooling around and go find yourself a good primary dr. i was taking care of a mom who had cancer and was dying so i didn't have time to take care pf myself. i had a thyroid problem, don't you know that that can cause diabetes or hypoglycemia both of which are dangerous. forget your weight for right now and the amount you excercise. to me it sounds like you have an obcession about your weight. your mentioned your eyesight, i remember how my eyes bothered me. i think you need to have a talk to yourself and start seeing a dr or drs. to put it in a simple way, if you have a thyroid problem your whole system goes out of wack. you no doube will have to go see an endrocronologest and take meds. if you find out that something is wrong, it will take months of going to the dr. to bring your system back into line. you have told us your symptoms and i think you are right, something is wrong, but don't say you don't have until it has been ruled out. stop making excuses and start to take care of the situation, trying to excercise and eat good is good for the situation, but you see it is only part of the problem. get yourself a journal and start to write down the symptoms you have each day. this is something you can show the dr and he will start to see a pattern. you will have to go have testing done and have patience, to bring your system into sync.and you will start feeling better. you are going to spend hours in drs waiting rooms, but if that what you have to do, thats what you have to do. work on the baby blanket while you are in waiting rooms. don't get pergnant right now, that would really throw your system even more out of sync. oh. yes when you start to do what the drs tell you to, write it down in your journal, that you felt better, because? take care

  42. QUESTION:
    Can Thyroid Problem cause....or is this Diabetes?
    I went to the eye doctor yesterday and hes worried about Diabetes as I had a significant change in my vision (had appt 6months ago with a different doctor and I don't feel he did a good job).

    So Heres my problems:

    --I've been dieting/exercising for the last 3 months and have not lost the weight I feel I should. So hard to lose weight
    --Always tired
    --The change in eye sight

    i'm more or less wondering if its a thyroid problem. I don't feel I have diabetes. I've always been over weight though. MY FAULT. But now that I made a life style change, the weight seems to want to stick with me :( I'm starting to wonder if its not my diet/work out plan but something wrong with me medically.

    Any thoughts on this? THanks
    I made an appt for the 30th!!!! I should know things then....

    • ANSWER:
      yes, yes , yes, a thyroid can cause diabetes, it has caused hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar in me. hey keep the appts.i think your eye dr is right on and you should thank him for giving you the hint.fill me in on how you are doing?

  43. 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.

  44. QUESTION:
    Thyroid Problem (gaining weight) ? plz help?
    So im a girl.. 26.. unmarried.. im chubby.. i'v been doing dieting for years... but this doesnt help...!! i gain weight anyway... i've tried almost all types of dieting... but finally i came to know that thyroids could be a problem of my "weight gaining" probem.. and no matter how less i eat or how much i exercise... it wont help ? is it true ?!!!!
    plz someone help me.. its getting on my nerves.... where should I start ?
    What should be my diet? Im also planning to join a gym this week...!!

    • ANSWER:
      If you are taking any birth control, you will have to stop if you want to get your weight under control. The thyroid is part of the pituitary axis that consists of 4 glands, the pituitary, thyroid, ovaries, and adrenals. If any one of these glands becomes insufficient or sick, they all become insufficient or sick together. If you eat soy products, you will slow your thyroid down and not be able to lose weight easily. If you are eating a LOW FAT diet, you are not only damaging your body greatly, but frustrating the nature process your body goes through to maintain a good weight for you. If you are deficient in IODINE, you will not be able to produce good T3 and T4 hormones from your thyroid. This is very common in America today because of all the fluoride in products & drinking water. Fluoride depletes the body of iodine and this is what is required to makle the T3 & T4 hormones that increase your metabolism rate.

      Get the book called "Eat Fat, Lose Fat" by Mary Enig, Ph.D. She is an expert on fats & oils that can help you greatly.

      good luck to you

  45. QUESTION:
    How to get skinny!?! Sorta fast?
    I'm 5,9 and 180 pounds. I play basketball 5 days a week and eat pretty healthy.. Most of my fat is in my mid section... Does anyone have any strict diet plans? I went to the doctor and she got my thyroid and it's perfectly fine.. I cannot lose weight. In the fall I played field hockey from August to October.. And I'm 14. Help!?

    • ANSWER:
      You have a toothbrush or a finger? Good. Now find your throat. There you go. Just kidding anorexia is way eaisier!

  46. QUESTION:
    Easy Diet and Workout Plan????
    I'm a former college athlete and now in law school. I've packed on 35 lbs since undergrad a yr ago. I don't have time to work out like I used to 6x's a week. I think my metabolism was used to this workout regimen, but I just don't have the time with work & law school. I need an easy meal plan and workout plan.. like 30 mins a day 4 days a week. I need results fast or my boyfriend is going to dump my fat butt. 35 lbs on a 5'0 body is disgusting. I can barely even look at myself in the mirror and am at wits end. I've purchased Hoodie, Hydroxycut, Xenadrine, and the new Alli. Nothing is working. I dont drink soda, few sweets, and around 1,200-1,500 calories a day. I even had my thyroid checked and that is ok. Pleeeaasseee help!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      your eating the right amount of calories,,,try eating less red meats,,it takes longer to go tho,,cut your bread intake ,,try eating 5 to 6 small meals a day,,good luck

  47. QUESTION:
    What's A Good, Safe And Steady Diet And Fitness Plan For My Grandma And I?
    My Grandma (Age 63, Weight 237.5) Me (Age 17, Weight 137.4) Want To Start Better Eating Habits, Lose Weight And Become More Healthier Overall. But I Don't Know How To Started!! Also My Granny Has The Following Health ConDitions; Diabetes, Heart Problems, Breathing Problems, Cancer (Breast), Thyroid And She Can't Eat Spicy Foods. Yeah I Know It's A Lot But I Would Really Like To Find What's Out There To Help Her (And Me).

    • ANSWER:
      Well it's obvious your grandma has to stay away from sugar since she has diabetes. This means that she has to watch how much fruit she eats too even though they are really good for you because they are really high in sugar. Breathing problems could be helped by losing weight. For her heart, she should stay away from fatty foods and cholesterol. These include egg yolks, fast food, any type of junk food e.t.c. Good fat's can help though, such as nuts, certain oils and fish. For you, just eat fruits and veggies and keep a well balanced diet. You do not have to have as many restrictions has your grandma has. It would really help if you and your grandma started exercising, even if its walking a few blocks to start off. This would also greatly help your grandma's problems...especially her heart and breathing problems. Don't forget to drink lots of water!

  48. QUESTION:
    Hypothyroid and weight loss 10 pts. best answer!!!!?
    Ever since I was in 10th grade I had to take Synthroid for my essentially dead thyroid. I know it controls the metabolism, but I refuse to blame my weight problem on it. Has anyone had any good routines or diet plans to shed some pounds. I'm talking major weight loss, not Oh my god I need to lose five pounds, I mean at the very least 35 to begin with. Any Help will be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      You will need to eat more often like 5-6 small meals with the calories divided evenly this will kick start you metabolism and you will have more energy thoughout the day. Eat high protein, moderate carbs and low fat diet. Good protein sources are chicken (with skin removed), turkey, fish, lean pork, lean beef and tofu are all good options. Good carb sources are whole wheat bread, brown rice, oatmeal, yams, potato, and whole wheat pasta are some good choices. Also eat lots of fruits and veggies. Drink 8 cups of water a day, if you must have soda drink the diet version (0 calories). Exercising is very important. Do cardio and resistant training. One hour a day. You can do one hour of cardio a day then the next day do one hour of resistant training or you can mix it up half hour of cardio and half hour of weight training or vice versa. Take two days off a week for recovery. You will see results in about two weeks with this program. With continuous progress you will retain you ultimate goal.

  49. QUESTION:
    is this a good exercise plan?
    i use to run track when i was 180, but i gained alot of weight due to depresion but i was woundering if i was to walk 20 miles a day and do 500 crunchs and some arm workouts if i'll lose weight? with this it also means eat heathly (dont have alot of money) like hardboiled eggs , chicken, fresh furits and vegetables. some canned foods not fat surgers or oils and i was going to add in a small amount of rice or noodles due to my fawness for sushi right now im 280 but i can do stuff unlike most obest people , i can also stick to diet plans ,most dont work on me ive also been to the doctor everything is fine from what he said from my thyroid being checked to other things

    • ANSWER:

  50. 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.


Hypothyroidism

"Your thyroid levels are in the normal range now, take these antidepressant's, they will help with your depression." These may be some of the most dangerous words a low thyroid sufferer will ever hear.

According to the Endocrine Society, upwards to 80 or 90 percent of hypothyroidism in the United States, is caused from an autoimmune mechanism called Hashimoto's Autoimmune Thyroid. This means the cause of the hypofunction is the immune system attacking your own gland.

Literally the immune system slowly chews up the thyroid gland and you lose normal thyroid hormone output. Over time your hormone levels will slowly decrease because it continually loses cells from the immune attack.

Here are 5 Warning Signs that you may have hypothyroidism from an immune mechanism, and that the treatment your are currently receiving is not adequate or complete enough for your particular condition:

1) The dose of your thyroid replacement hormone continually goes up over time.

If you are continually having your thyroid medication increased, this means that your are losing more and more thyroid function. Your immune system is most likely the culprit. Hormone replacement does not address the continual immune attack against the gland. If your doctor is not addressing the immune attack, you are going to continue to suffer.

2) You still suffer with hypothyroid symptoms, yet your doctor tells you that your thyroid is now "normal".

If your latest labs show that your hormone levels are in the "normal range", yet you continue to suffer with the same symptoms, you are most likely not getting the proper management of your condition.

This is a huge sign that you have Hashimoto's disease. The proteins, called cytokines, that are used by the immune system to communicate amongst each other, block the hormone receptor sites. This means you can have normal hormone levels showing on a lab report, and still not have a normal thyroid metabolic responses. Working on the immune system is the only way to fix this problem.

3) Your doctor never checked for antibodies against the gland.

If you suffer with hypothyroidism, then you have a high probability of having Autoimmune Thyroid. If your doctor didn't bother to check antibody levels, or refuses to check antibody levels, you are most likely not receiving the proper treatment. The two most important antibodies to check are Thyroid Perioxidase Antibodies (TPO Ab) and Thyroglobulin Antibodies (TBG Ab).

4) Your doctor continually checks your antibody levels.

This may seem counter-intuitive since I just mentioned that you should have your antibody levels checked. I include this because, replacement hormones do not affect the immune system. It makes no sense to continually check antibodies if the doctor is not doing any treatment to affect the immune system. If your doctor is trying to decrease your antibody levels with replacement therapy, you are not getting the proper treatment. Watch for this. It is a sign that your doctor really doesn't understand the mechanisms causing your problem.

5) You begin to get individual prescriptions for various thyroid symptoms.

If you are getting treated with antidepressants for hypothyroid based depression, it means that the replacement hormone treatment is most likely not working. With Hashimoto's you can have normal thyroid hormone levels and still suffer with symptoms, including depression. Treatment needs to be focused on immune modulation, if you want to fix the actual cause of the problem.

If you suffer with hypothyroidism, and you live in the United States, then the most likely reason you have this condition is from an autoimmune reaction called Hashimoto's Disease. Treating this condition with replacement hormone, while ignoring the immune component, is like treating a slow bleed with blood transfusions and failing to stop the site of the bleed. Without immune modulation then the viscious cycle of thyroid gland destruction, by the immune system, will continue. You can use the warning signs outlined as a guide to help you determine if you are receiving the proper management of your hypothyroid condition.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Hypothyroidism?
    I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism - I've been taking Synthroid religiously for a year. It has done nothing for me - I'm gaining weight, I'm still as tired, I walk every day and eat well 99% of the week. My MD has up'pd the dosage a few times already and says that my level is still too low.

    I'm tired of feeling like crap - I want to lose weight - I'm 24 years old and weight nearly 169lbs - and I'm only 5'4 1/2". I've gained nearly 40lbs in the past 2 years - it's disgusting. I need to lose the weight - but I am having an awful time with it.

    Is anyone else having issues with gaining weight on Synthroid? Or does anyone have a weight loss plan that has really worked for them when dealing with Hypothroidism?

    I feel myself becoming more & more depressed with this - obviously the Synthroid meds aren't working for me. I still feel as terrible as I always have.

    Anyone with any suggestions/advice/weight loss plans?

    • ANSWER:
      Stop obsessing about your weight. You don't need a diet right now. Or do you want to be skinny but die in a myxedema coma anyway?

      You have a serious health problem, and a bad doctor. So take control of your health and get a new doctor.

      If your levels are still too low, but balanced, you need to up your dose even more. It happens. Some people need high doses. And the required dose changes throughout your life. you have to keep having blood tests, and keep adjusting your dose. For the rest of your life.

      If only some of your levels are too low, then maybe synthroid isn't the drug for you, or maybe you need something else (T3) in addition to the synthroid. Only your doctor who has your blood tests in from of him can tell you what's going on. So get to a new doctor who will do all of the appropriate tests (Free T3 and Free T4) and help you.

  2. QUESTION:
    hypothyroidism?
    I am 26 and I am taking synthroid for hypothyroidism anyone know anything about breakthrough bleeding and when it stops...45 days now and Im starting to lose my mind...any advice?
    thank you all so much!
    Im not on birth control pills maybe it would help?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to go see your doc for a check-up asap.
      It would be difficult to diagnose your symptoms without proper testing & blood work. Your dosage might need to be re-calculated.

  3. QUESTION:
    HYPOThyroidism :-( ?
    Hi I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism about a year ago and all I do is take medications (Hormonal)..
    I use to be a very athelatic, sports kind of guy, but not anymore :-(
    (I am a 22 years old male by the way)

    I wanted to know if there was something else that I could do
    Like eat some certain foods that are good for the thyroid gland
    or exercise the thyroid through yoga maybe?
    Meditate, be one with God,..pray?

    Can you please share with me anything other than eating the medications that you do for you HYPOthyroidism???

    thanks appreciate any replies...

    • ANSWER:
      exercise the thyroid through yoga

  4. QUESTION:
    HYPOthyroidism?
    do you have it? what are your symptome? what do you do for it? i'm going to go to the doctor in a couple of week, and ask her to do some blood work. any other suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Go see an endocrinologist - not just your regular doctor. Ask if the endocrine doc does salvia testing in addition to blood work. Also, ask if the endocrinologist knows how to check hormone balance. Sometimes the levels can be in normal range, but if the balance of all hormones is off you can have symptoms that mimic hypothyroidism... and other hormone problems.

  5. QUESTION:
    How to fix hypothyroidism after thyroid being removed via surgery?
    A friend of mine have part of her thyroid being removed several years ago (not sure exactly why), and logically she's having hypothyroidism problem currently, although the doctor gave her medicine to meet the requirement.
    Anyone know how to fix this problem?
    Thanks.
    Oh yes, she's been having bad mood and seems to forget simple things.
    She is also gaining weight, but unfortunately no none seem to be able to stop her from consuming hi-fat/cholesterol food.
    Is this common in such problem?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no way to fix the problem. She will be on a thyroid medication for the rest of her life. After you start synthroid it will take about 6 weeks for the medication to start really kicking in. I bet the reason she had part of her thyroid removed was due to hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). Now that she doesn't have all of her thyroid it has become underactive. They do the procedure because it is much easier to treat hypothyroidism tan to treat hyperthroidism. I hope this helps. She just needs to take her medication at the same time every day and in a matter of a few weeks she will likely be okay. Tell her to take care of herself to. Eat right and exercise.

  6. QUESTION:
    I have hypothyroidism and am finding it extremely difficult to lose weight, any help?
    I gained some weight before my doctors could figure out that I have hypothyroidism. I would like to lose weight to get back to my original comfortable weight but am finding that while it's very easy to gain weight with hypothyroidism it is proving extremely difficult to lose any. Is there anything I can do? I take Levothyroxine, but am still struggling. Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Is your Levo being adjusted to what is right for you? It is usually a gradual process over the 1st few mos. You might ask the doctor to add Cytomel.

      Blessings

  7. QUESTION:
    What is the difference in hypothyroidism and thyroid disease?
    I have hypothyroidism and want to take some sinus medication. It says don't take if you have thyroid disease.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like hypothyroidism is classified as thyroid disease. I wouldn't take that medicine!

  8. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between hypothyroidism and hyperparathyroidism?
    I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and take medication to control it. I am having other symptoms and am wondering if I may have hyperparathyroidism. Is there a correlation between the two?

    • ANSWER:
      hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid; whereas hyperparathyroidism is an overactive thyroid.Medication is very different for each.

  9. QUESTION:
    Hypothyroidism-How long did you have symptoms before gaining weight?
    I had the Flu last Novemember and have had chronic fatigue since. I have had two blood tests that point to Hypothyrodism. I haven't started on meds for it yet because I have also developed serious allergies/allergy-related asthma and I am trying to get that under control first (also started after the flu and thought the chest pain was fatigue related and only after 9mos of complaining, my doctor finally got a clue). I have not had any weight gain so far but I've been told that it happens if the problems with the thyroid go undiagnoised long enough. My only concern about this is because a few of the women in my family have been over weight and it has been such a struggle for them for so many years. I am already struggling with debiltating fatigue and allergies I'm not sure I want to add trying to loose weight to the mix either. What has your experience with hypothyroidism and wieght gain/trying to loose the weight been? Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, get on the synthroid asap! Hypothyroidism can also cause you to be lethargic and tired all of the time; not to mention losing your hair, gaining weight and a host of other symptoms. I don't think it would interfer with your allergy related problems. Get on it right away. You'll be glad you did.

  10. QUESTION:
    What are some underlying causes of hypothyroidism in dogs?
    The vet wants to run a full blood panel on my dog (nine years old) to see if there is an underlying cause of her newly diagnosed hypothyroidism. Does anyone know what some of the more likely culprits are?

    • ANSWER:
      Thyroid Cancer, or atrophy.
      I had mine out & take a pill daily. Not a big thing.

  11. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for hypothyroidism in women?
    Are there any natural remedies or herbs for hypothyroidism out there? Or is the only solution to be on synthetic drugs the rest of your life?

    • ANSWER:
      There are two articles that I suggest you checkout...

      #1 - Natural Remedies for Hypothyroidism
      http://www.hypothyroidismexposed.com/natural-remedies-for-hypothyroidism.html

      #2 - Herbs for hypothyroidism
      http://www.hypothyroidismexposed.com/herbs-for-hypothyroidism.html

      These should give you a basic understanding of some natural things you can do for treatment of hypothyroidism. I also suggest checking out the "Eliminate Hypothyroidism Problems Report" that is available in those articles.

      I hope this helps...

  12. QUESTION:
    Can anyone recommend a good forum for hypothyroidism where people discuss different meds and results?
    I am just diagnosed with hypothyroidism and am reading all the books but would like to hear about real results people are getting on any holistic treatments like yoga, herbs, etc (in addition to thyroid meds of course). There seem to be some very informed answers in the archives here so wondering if you have found some good forum sites. Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      I was just diagnosed with hyothyroidism twelve weeks ago, and I found a thyroid disorder forum that has been extremely helpful and informative. The search archives is very extensive!! Here you go:

      http://www.healthboards.com/boards/forumdisplay.php?f=122

  13. QUESTION:
    Can hypothyroidism cause a swollen lymph node in dogs?
    I am awaiting the result of my dogs blood test to see if he has hypothyroidism. He also has a swollen lymph node which the test results will take longer to receive. He doesn't think it's cancer because he's young and still eats and is happy. My question is does anyone know if hypothyroidism will cause a swollen lymph node.

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    How do you lose weight with Hypothyroidism?
    I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism when I was 17. My thyroid function is "normal" or at least that's what the doctor says. I've been taking levothyroxine for as long as I've been diagnosed. I'm 22 now and even thought I'm taking the medication, I'm still having symptoms: Hair loss, Intolerance to cold and of course, weight loss. Does anyone have any suggestions about how I can lose weight with Hypothyroidism?

    • ANSWER:
      Try the Lil Jack Workout Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKCGe2Ezris its free and it works

  15. QUESTION:
    How or would hypothyroidism during pregnancy affect the baby later on?
    I found out I have hypothyroidism on July 14th. I think it started during my pregnancy (I had excessive swelling without preclampsia, was exhausted the whole time, and gained 20 lbs in ONE month).

    Would/could anything happen to my son if it did happen during my pregnancy and was untreated until now? He's almost 6 months old.
    Developmental as in rolling and sitting?

    • ANSWER:
      or you may have postpartum thyroiditis

      can happen within a year after birth and can clear up or it may not
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypothyroidism

      hypothyroidism untreated in pregnancies is sometimes linked to slight developmental delay after birth
      this is what i found
      http://www.medicinenet.com/hypothyroidism_during_pregnancy/page2.htm

  16. QUESTION:
    What happens when you don't take synthroid for hypothyroidism and start taking it again?
    I have Hypothyroidism, I am sopposed to be taking synthroid everyday, but the last year I haven't been able to cause of no insurance and no doctor and just haven't had the money. Now i am getting insurance again, can i stary taking it again, will it make me tired and sleepy and wore out again?

    • ANSWER:
      this is not really a good answer, but I had to make sure this was not a question I asked!!!!! I JUST started taking my synthroid again 3 days ago b/c I was in the same boat as you w/o insurance for 6 mos!! I hear its supposed to make you feel better very fast. I feel very tired and sleepy and kind of depressed, losing hair by the handfulls and always cold. I'm going to keep an eye on your question b/c I was just about to ask the exact same thing! One of my big questions I asked the other night was is it hard to have kids with hypothyroidism. Just know you are not alone and I am in the exact same boat, hope you feel better and it should work really fast! = )

  17. QUESTION:
    What's the difference between cretinism and congenital hypothyroidism?
    Is congenital hypothyroidism a TYPE of cretinism? Or vice-versa?

    I'm doing a research project and I'd appreciate anyone who can help! Thank you in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Cretinism is caused by extreme hypothyroidism during fetal (congenital), infancy or childhood.
      So congenital cretinism is the same as congenital (severe) hypothyroidism.

  18. QUESTION:
    Anyone recently or trying to conceive with hypothyroidism?
    I have hypothyroidism and have fairly high hormone levels, which my naturopath has told me will make it difficult, if not impossible to conceive. Has anyone here conceived with hypothyroidism?
    I should add: I am not on thyroid medication, other than natural treatments.

    **Naturopathic medicine (also known as naturopathy, or natural medicine) is a complementary and alternative medicine which emphasizes the body's intrinsic ability to heal and maintain itself. Naturopaths prefer to use natural remedies such as herbs and foods rather than surgery or synthetic drugs.

    • ANSWER:
      I have conceived with hypothyroidism and am trying again. Are you taking thyroid replacement (such as Armour, the natural replacement or levothyroxine, the synthetic)? I conceived our first baby while I was on Armour. After he was born, my Integrative Med doctor added some levothyroxine in addition to the armour. My TSH, Free T4 and Free T3 are all in good ranges for conception again. A TSH around 1 seems to be good for a lot of women. If your TSH is too high and your Free T4 too low, then yes, it might be impossible to conceive. Until I started on armour, my cycles were quite uneven, and my BBTs were dismally low (they've improved by and average of .4 degree at least!) and etc, but I never actually tried to conceive until after I was put on replacement.

  19. QUESTION:
    What are the syntoms of hypothyroidism ?
    My mom is getting over weight. She had two liposuction and she tried every diet she have heard. We know she has an hormone disorder, but she went to the doctor and didn't help, she heard that probably is hypothyroidism. Her legs and arms are huge and she feels discomfort , burning, tingling, tired, and not even before to go to bed. Also she is retaining water.

    • ANSWER:
      early symptoms of hypothyroidism include:
      energy loss, sensitivity to cold, unexplained weight gain, fatigue, constipation, forgetfulness..

      as the disease progresses, the patient may have:
      loss of appetite, numbness, prickling or tingling, joint stiffness, muscle cramping

  20. QUESTION:
    How do you deal with hypothyroidism symptoms?
    I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism about a year and a half ago. I have since been trying to find a stable dose of synthyroid with my endocrinologist. He believes that the 100 mg dose I am on now may be suffienct. I only have to see him twice a year now, instead of blood work every 6 weeks and an office visit every three months. I still don't feel like my old self. I will admit that I feel about 80% better than I did, but the feelings of anxiety and depression are still lingering, worse sometimes than others. I am looking for your experineces with the illness, how you coped with it all, and how long after you were stable on your medication that you felt like your old self again. I have thought this whole time that something more serious is wrong with me, only my doctors can't find out what it is. Did any of you feel this way? Thanks for the help.

    • ANSWER:
      My husband and my daughter have hypothyroidism. Both of them are stabilized with 1.25. My daughter has different symptoms than my husband. My daughter does get depressed, weight gain, etc. Not being able to take most over the counter medicine she suffers with allergies and cold. Stay with synthroid. I have used generic med on her and it was like she wasn't taking any medicine at all.
      My husband has the mood swings. They are the worse. He also had weight loss that was very low. That was before the medication. If your test show you are stable them from there you will be able to cope with anything. My husband's blood work is good. I wish mine was as good. My daughter is pregnant. This mess with your medication. The baby needs more than you realize. My daughter has had this since 8 years old. It interferred with her growth. My husband had it for years but wasn't diagnosed until last year. He didn't think anything was wrong. I was the one that had to deal with his mood swings. He was about to go into a coma when the dr. finally found what was wrong. Take your medicine and do your tests regular and you will be fine.

  21. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to get energy/motivated with hypothyroidism?
    I am always tired. I take my meds but I can't seem to feel energized. I would love to start working out to lose some of this weight I've gained from having hypothyroidism but I can't seem to get motivated and have a (BIG) lack of energy. I am gaining to much weight to quick! Any suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm the same, if you don't feel your being treated correctly talk to your doctor or see another. When your stable some if the weight should begin to shed.

  22. QUESTION:
    What changes should I look for when being treated for hypothyroidism?
    I have hypothyroidism and am currently on a generic brand of Synthroid. My dose is low, and I haven't really been noticing any changes so far.. I've been on it for about 5 weeks or so. While I am on this medication, what changes should I be looking for? Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      It took about a month for me to feel the changes. All my symptoms like cold skin, irritability, mood swings, headaches and numbness went away. My doctor told me I should use the regular synthroid but it was too expensive so I took the generic brand. It works for me. Give one more week, if you are still experiencing symptoms then your doctor will do more lab work to see if the dosage should be increased. Best Wishes!

  23. QUESTION:
    Is there a link between hypothyroidism and high potassium?
    I had a very high TSH level (93.16) and also my potassium was high (not sure what the level was). My doctor said that's common with hypothyroidism; however, I can only find it common with hyperthyroidism. Any ideas what could cause high potassium levels?

    • ANSWER:
      Hypothyroidism causes high potassium. It causes you to retain potassium. This causes severe problems with your muscles. This is why some people with hypothyroidism can't walk. Plus, don't forget, your heart is a muscle and is affected by this as well. Your heart can be destroyed by this.

  24. QUESTION:
    How can I prevent goiter or hypothyroidism if I have an iodine allergy?
    I suffered two anaphylactic shocks in the past 13 months due to consumption of foods that contained iodine. I don't want to develop a large neck (due to goiter or hypothyroidism), so how can I stay healthy with an iodine allergy?

    • ANSWER:
      That is a question that you should take to your Physician, or go to the Health Food store and ask for their recommendation. There are also Nutritionist that should be able to direct you, to what may be available for you instead the Iodine. I am just trying to be helpful, and wonder if you are aware that there is a white
      iodine, and that perhaps you may be able to tolerate, better that the regular brown iodine. I wish you the best, by finding a specialist that treats Thyroid disease

  25. QUESTION:
    How many times should i be tested for Hypothyroidism?
    My mother has a history of Hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and Hashimoto's hypothyroidism. I'm going for my first test of hypothyroidism, but i'm pretty sure that hypothyroidism may only show up later in my life if i don't have it now. How often should i be tested to be safe and make sure that i don't have it?

    • ANSWER:
      as far as i know - if you ever test positive, you've always had it. i am 19 and i was diagnosed a few years ago for reverse T3. the problem was that my regular doctor didn't order specific tests for that - they just ran the general, run of the mill thyroid tests and nothing came back. it wasn't until i saw a specialist that he ran the right ones. my reverse T3 mimics hashimoto's, so that's why it was so hard to pinpoint. good luck!

  26. QUESTION:
    What is the best medicine for hypothyroidism?
    I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism a month ago and was put on Levothyroxine. I am still feeling run down and tired and my muscles and joints in my legs hurt so bad I can barely walk sometimes. Do I need to talk to my endocrinologist and get a different medication or do I need to give it a little longer? Is it normal to hurt so bad?
    I had a full blood work up, the only other thing that it shoed was anemia. My TSH was 246.42.

    • ANSWER:
      Levothyroxine, aka synthroid is the standard medication that is prescribed. The key is getting the medication to an optimal level in your system. That's why you will be getting repeated blood testing. I would call your endocrinologist and let him/her know what symptoms you are having. Your medication dosage may need to be readjusted. Muscle fatigue and leg cramping could be attributed to something else as well, such as hypokalemia or a low potassium level in your body. Call your doc, pa, or practitioner.

  27. QUESTION:
    What are the main symptoms of hypothyroidism in women?
    A friend of mine thinks that she might have hypothyroidism. Besides having trouble losing weight, what kind of symptoms should she be looking out for?

    • ANSWER:
      While weight gain and trouble losing weight are some of the main symptoms that most people pay attention to, there are also many other symptoms you can look out for:

      * Increased weight gain with problems losing weight
      * Sluggishness and having an overall lack of energy or ambition
      * Moodiness and depression
      * Body pains and aches including frequent headaches
      * Dry skin, itchy scalp, fragile hair and nails
      * Hair loss
      * Decreased sex drive
      * Muscle cramps
      * Memory loss
      * Infertility issues

      Unique Symptoms of hypothyroidism in women:

      * Irregular menstrual cycles
      * Formation of breast milk

      It's estimated that as much as 10% of women have hypothyroidism (many of them not even knowing it) so if you're friend is experiencing a few of these symptoms she should seek help.

  28. QUESTION:
    Would a thyroidectomy resolve the problems I have due to my hypothyroidism?
    For many years I have had extreme problems due to my hypothyroidism. I have dark course hair on my face, stomach, back, buttock, and legs(I am female so this is not normal.) I also get hot flashes, overactive sweating, extreme weight loss and weight gain. I have been on Synthroid medication int he past and this hasn't helped wtih any of these things. Would a thyroidectomy solve these problems for me?

    • ANSWER:
      NO, I have hypothyroidism, not to the extremes like you, but you need to see and Endocrinologist. Your hormones sound way out of balance. So before you make a decision that cannot be reversed, seek out another doctor and get more than one opinion. I believe the Endocrinologist should be your first step. Good luck.

  29. QUESTION:
    What exactly do the meds for hypothyroidism do?
    I have had trouble losing weight forever. I finally went to the doctor to see if there was something wrong with me. It turns out, i have hypothyroidism. I just started the medication today. Will it help me lose weight? or what exactly do the meds do? I don't really know anything about hypothyroidism except that my thyroid isn't producing enough hormones to keep my metabolism working at a steady rate. any information about hypothyroidism would be great!

    • ANSWER:
      Treatment for hypothyroidism restores your metabolism back to normal. However regular check up of the hormonal levels, TSH, T3, T4, etc., are very important to regulate your treatment. Please consult your Doctor if you have any symptoms like palpitations, tremors, too much increase in apatite, loss of weight etc., to enable him to control the dose.

  30. QUESTION:
    I was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism and I am going to start on synthroid.?
    I just wanted to know if any other sufferers have advice for other things I could do along with medication to make myself feel better? I was also wondering if anyone else had the symptom of numbness or tingling in various parts of the body associated with hypothyroidism? I just want to be sure that I don't have something else along with the hypothyroidism. I don't want to overlook anything when it comes to my health!

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing for you to concentrate on is getting good medical treatment. You have to be firm with your doctor. You usually have to demand the proper treatment. And if the doctor won't listen to you, you need to find a new doctor. All of this is very stressful, but it's necessary,

      For now, you need blood tests every 6 weeks at least - free T3 and free T4. You need to get paper copies of your lab results every time you see the doctor. Don't rely on him to tell you that you are "normal". You need to see the lab results, along with the reference ranges. On the lab results, write down your symptoms from the day you had your blood drawn. This is so you can figure out what your hormone levels are when you were feeling the best. Then strive to keep that level by adjusting your medication.

      Once your labs are totally stable, and you are symptom free, then you can gradually cut back on the testing, to every 6 months or so.

  31. QUESTION:
    I have hypothyroidism and I'm also iron deficient but my meds give me a sick headache?
    I'm unsure if it's the Eutroxsig or the Ferro-tab or the combination of both but when I take them I gradually get so sick I that I have to take two strong pain killers and spray sinus spray up my nose.

    I was wondering are there any natural remedies for hypothyroidism and iron deficiency?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      almost everyone has some degree of nerve interference to their thyroid as part of their overall nerve interference pattern, characteristic to them when they are subluxated. in most cases, it is the lobe of the thyroid on the same side of atlas listing that is primarily affected. see an hio method chiropractor.(and be careful with use of iron supplements. they can lead to serious systemic problems.)

  32. QUESTION:
    What are the risks to an unborn baby in pregnancy if you have hypothyroidism?
    I am 2 months pregnant with baby #1 and recently found out that I have hypothyroidism. My doc says it's okay to take the meds she prescribed w little affect on the baby...but this is the same hospital that told my Grandpa he had bronchitis for a month-he died 2 months later of lung cancer. Is my doc right?

    • ANSWER:
      Not to worry! It is safe to take Synthroid while pregnant. In fact, to not take it could harm your baby. Just be sure that you have routine TSH levels drawn to be sure that your levels are good. Also, ask your doctor for some hand outs on this. You will feel better once you have a little information.

      Good luck and congrats
      By the way, one of my good friends has thyroid problems and had no issues at all while being pregnant. She does have to have her thyroid removed in a few weeks ( the baby was born in Dec).

  33. QUESTION:
    What are risks for pregnant women with hypothyroidism?
    I was wondering if someone could give me sights to explain what hypothyroidism is.? The doctor said I was perfectly healthy other than that. I know weight loss is an issue, but can it cause infertility or the inability to concieve right away? I really love my doctor but he did not explain what it was. I am 10 weeks and 4 days pregnant and wanted to know if it could cause any complications in pregnancy. I know this is alot to ask but I wanted to know whether other than tyroid medication whether there was anything in my diet I needed to change. Any help would be appreciated. I only would like advice. I know that you are not doctors but any helpful sites or input would be useful.

    Thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Just do everything that they tell you too and keep taking your medicine. My cousin has that and she has had 2 perfectly healthy baby girls, but did have a very hard pregnancy. Here is a link about pregnancy and thyroidism.

  34. QUESTION:
    How much goitrogenic food can someone with hypothyroidism eat daily?
    I have very bad hypothyroidism, and (as expected) I am extremely over-weight. My endocrinologist told me to avoid goitrogenic foods, but most of them are fruits and vegetables I would want to eat to lose weight. Are there moderate amounts I can eat? How can I find out how much?

    • ANSWER:
      You can get loads of info here:
      http://thyroid.about.com/bio/Mary-Shomon-350.htm
      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/
      http://www.thyrophoenix.com/index.html

      Blessings

  35. QUESTION:
    Can I lose weight if I have Hypothyroidism and start taking medication?
    I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism. I am 25 yo male, 105 kilos, 6 feet tall. My doctor has prescribed Thyronorm 25 mcg. Will taking the drug lead to weight loss over time?

    • ANSWER:
      I just had my blood tests come back last week and told I have the beginnings of an underactive thyroid (Hypo). Haven't started medication, but I have been reading up on the subject and it seems like you shouldn't have any problems losing weight. Once you are able to bring down your thyroid levels low enough - your symptoms will subside and any weight that you may have gained (due to hypo, of course and not excess calorie intake) will correct itself. This information is according to medical journals and also patient comments on health boards due to personal experience.

  36. QUESTION:
    How do you treat and get rid of a hoarse voice caused by hypothyroidism?
    I have hypothyroidism, and one of the things it does to you is make you have a hoarse voice all the time. This is a problem for me because I love to sing, but my throat tells me no. I need some suggestions for what I can do for my voice. I can't have anything with licorice root in it, it will mess up my thyroid. Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      some people say gargle with salt water.others will say that it will come back in time.it might be symtums of a cold comming on.there are cough medicines in drug section of walmart or K-mart you might check out.myself thinks you might be of that age where your voice is changing.

  37. QUESTION:
    Why is hypothyroidism more common in women than men?
    I know what hypothyroidism is, but what causes more women to have hypothyroidism than men? If a male has hypothyroidism what would be some causes to that? In general, what are some underlying causes of hypothyroidism? My dad told me he went to the doctors and has hypothyroidism and has to go back to find out the causes. I don't know if their is a family history of hypothyroidism or other auto-immune diseases.

    • ANSWER:
      Thyroid activity fluctuates within the day in response to diet, stress, temperature, etc. In light of this knowledge, one can speculate or identify genetic, hormonal, lifestyle, & dietary factors as contributors to hypothyroidism.

      Since hypothyroidism often besets someone gradually, it is one of the degenerative diseases that gets noticed as lifespans increase.As you mentioned, autoimmune diseases can target the thyroid & cause dysfunction, either by elevating thyroid activity or decreasing it (sometimes it increases it first & then decreases it later). It's hard to isolate this as genetic or hormonal, since women do tend to have more autoimmune disorders. Perhaps it's both. Estradiol (an estrogen) can have an antagonistic effect on thyroid function by competing for binding sites. If estradiol binds first, then thyroxine/tetraiodothyronine (T4) & triidothyronine (T3) cannot exert their effects. Estradiol also limits other thermogenic (calorie burning) & potentially thyroid stimulating effects due to its functions in limiting muscular development & encouraging fat storage. Furthermore, estradiol does not limit the activity of the adrenal glands the way that testosterone does. The "fatigue" of the adrenal glands (not as pronounced or fatal as Addison's Disease) due to insufficient curbing of their activity can decrease thyroid function. Lifestyle factors such as lack of stress reduction accelerate this process. Finally, women tend to consume less calories than men; more specifically, they eat less fat & protein. Whereas adequate fat consumption is essential for the production of certain hormones (cortisol, aldosterone, progesterone, estradiol, testosterone, etc.), adequate protein consumption is essential for peptide hormones like thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones consist of the amino acid tyrosine combined with 1, 2, 3, or 4 atoms of iodine (hence, they have names such as tri - iodo - thyronine). In the hope of losing weight or keeping weight down, many women deprive themselves of the building blocks for healthy amounts of hormones. Some foods & supplements are goitrogenic (goiter inducing/reduce thyroid activity), such as soy. Sometimes, the cause is idiopathic (of unknown origin).

      Men with hypothyroidism may have similar causes, such as an insufficient diet, excessive stress, etc. Low testosterone may correlate with low thyroid hormones, but it's hard to say which causes which, as there are thyroid receptors in the testes, yet testosterone may increase or decrease thyroid hormone production (without necessarily causing hypothyroid symptoms). Likewise, men may have idiopathic hypothyroidism.

      Most of the factors listed above still fall within two basic categories: primary (the organ itself) hypothyroidism or secondary (the organ[s] that instruct it to act) hypothyroidism. Both men & women may have hypothyroidism as a result of inadequate TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) from the pituitary gland or failure of the thyroid to respond properly to TSH.

      Sorry to make your eyes bleed from this lengthy response. As a final consideration, make sure your dad's doctor tests for thyroid function thoroughly via blood tests. TSH standards for hypothyroidism have been drastically revised (from 5.0 or greater to 3.0 or greater), & TSH itself is insufficient to identify true hypothyroidism without accounting for symptoms. The pituitary often mismeasures need for thyroid stimulating hormone. T4, T3, free T4, free T3, & reverse T3 are vital for determining true thyroid function. The source listed below contains information from patients contending with hypothyroidism who seek the best, most up-to-date medical advice concerning their disease. I wish you & your father well, as this can be very difficult to treat without a good doctor *who listens*.

  38. QUESTION:
    Is there a correllation between difficult pregnancy and hypothyroidism?
    I have hypothyroidism. I have had it for 4.5 years now. Since being diagnosed it has been under control with medication and I have not had any problems with it fluctuating at all. My husband and I are going to beging trying to have a baby very soon and I have heard that women who have thyroid conditions have difficult pregnancies with all sorts of complications. Is this true? If so, what can I do to deter these complications if anything or at least ease them somewhat?

    • ANSWER:
      I think it's the other way around. Pregnancy causes all sorts of havoc with your thyroid. Be prepared to start fluctuating.

  39. QUESTION:
    How hard would it be do go through Marine bootcamp with hypothyroidism?
    I'm a 20 year old female, and i have hypothyroidism treated by meds that i take every morning at 5am. Thinking about joining the Marines, afraid I won't be able to make it through bootcamp.

    Also, which would be more hypothyroidism-acceptable? Marines or Army?

    • ANSWER:
      I can almost promise you the army will take you. I am a Sergeant in the Army right now and i get privates who have never passed a PT test and are extremely fat by Army standards. Also have plenty of Soldiers who are on some type of medication for mental issues resulting from a crappy childhood. Never seen combat yet they have to go see a doc for their "stress". Vaginas. I tell them to rub some vagisil on their hurt vagina and drive on, but apparently that is "insensitive".

      My advice to you is to go talk to an Army recruiter and if you are serious and not some shitbag, the Army needs good soldiers to combat the crap that is falling through the cracks. And if by chance he signs you up, ddon'tlet him swindle you into some crap job. Remember you hold all the cards and he should cater to you. Hold out until he gives you what you want. Marines are more apt to tell you to fuck off.

      Any branch of service is admirable in these times so good luck. But just remember if you do join, you volunteered so however much your life sucks, its your own fault. You get out of the Army what you put into it.

  40. QUESTION:
    Is it bad to drink coffee when you have hypothyroidism?
    I have been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and I love to drink coffee. Is it bad to drink coffee? And what will happen if I do?

    • ANSWER:
      i driink coffee everydayy and i also have hypothyroidism.
      i dont think it effects me any different.
      im young so we've decided not to do anything about this right now. but i do have to sayy im pretty skinny. sometimes i sleep for 16 hours and wake up super tiired.
      it def. effects my liife in different ways. but not when i driink coffee !!

  41. QUESTION:
    How to lose weight with type ONE diabetes and hypothyroidism?
    Ive been trying extremely hard to lose weight but the scale reads the same number. I have type ONE( not adult on set diabetes you get from poor lifestyle) and hypothyroidism which I think is the problem. I'm so tired of bring in twice the effort as a normal person and not seeing ANYTHING change(not a decimal number, nothing) so does anyone out there know of a diet and exercise plan or trick to help a person with my glitches lose weight? Thanks for the answers!

    • ANSWER:
      Hey there! I am in the same boat as you. I also have hypothyroidism and type ONE. While weight loss has been excruciatingly hard, I can offer some tips that I have been doing that have helped me slowly but surely get on the fast track to losing some weight.

      1. Take a multivitamin: Our bodies are always fighting off so much. If you take a vitamin, you will ensure that your body will be getting the vitamins and minerals it needs to fight off infection and allow your body MORE energy to do other things, such as losing weight. Look for multivitamins that promote a health heart and strong bones, as well as a good immune system.

      2. Count your calories: This is hard, but when there is a will, there is a way. Ever look on the nutrition facts of food and note the servings? Follow that! Record your total calories, fat, sodium, etc. Keep a journal and do this. I started out by just recording what I ate in a normal day, evaluating it (weaknesses: eat too big portions, not enough meat, too much bread/sugar, etc) and then seeing what I can do to improve it. Try to keep your calories to about 2,300 per day, and then whittle it down. I'm currently at 2,245 at the most per day, and I'm noting a change in my energy.

      3. EXERCISE: Speaking of energy, hypothyroidism simply kills your metabolism with an AK-47. :( RIght here, you just need a little more willpower. Think of living longer. At least that's what I do. Don't use elevators: instead, use the stairs. Walk a little more than you need to. Have Nintendo Wii? Do WiiFit. It works out muscles you never thought you could work out! Walk around your neighborhood every day. Go to a track at a school and walk the curves and jog the straights for thirty minutes to an hour. I totally understand taht your energy will deter you from doing this, but even a little effort should help.

      4. Stay happy! SOmething you love to do that doesn't compromise your health or well being? Indulge in it! I like to draw and sew among other things. If you keep your feelings and personality up, then you can do all i have listed above and more.

      5. Go to sleep on time. Yes this is very important. Your sleep helps regulate SO much.

      While ALL are important, the integral plan is to choose a method and STICK WITH IT! Watch your portions, and work out every day for at least thirty minutes. Take that vitamin, get some sleep, and remember to do something you enjoy.

      From one hypobetes dealer to another, I HAVE FAITH IN YOU!

      And a last note: I've been doing this very method for the past week and a half, and I lost four pounds. Just keep going, and with a little patience you'll get there!

  42. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to lose weight with hypothyroidism when nothing seems to work?
    I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism after the birth of my daughter 2 years ago, sadly, dispite exercise and healthier eating habits, I have not lost any weight since the day I came home with her. I would really like to lose about 20 pounds and have 5 months to work with.

    • ANSWER:
      Are you taking thyroid meds? You can help boost your thyroid by taking iodine too (Iodoral)

  43. QUESTION:
    Are there any women in their twenties who have hypothyroidism?
    I'm 22 and I'm starting to suspect that I do. But one of the risk factors is being above 50 years in age. Is there any woman here in her twenties who has hypothyroidism?

    • ANSWER:
      Risk factors are just that - factors. They do not all have to be there to have the disease/condition occur. For example, I had a professor in university who had breast cancer - major risk factor for breast cancer is being female, but he did not fit that profile. As well, my daughter had a stroke at 5 days old - the same type of stroke that affects elderly individuals who have lived a long life of not entirely healthy choices.

      That said, if you feel you might have hypothyroidism, definitely talk to your doctor. Your doc may try to dissuade you from testing, but just because you are a little young for it, does not mean you do not fit the symptom profile. What is actually occurring is far more important than whether you fit a risk factor profile.

      Good luck, and I hope you find an answer.

  44. QUESTION:
    What's the difference between clinical depression and the depression caused by an illness like hypothyroidism?
    Can both be treated by anti-depressants or is the depression caused by hypothyroidism treated by an adjustment to thyroid medication. I'm curious about the connection.

    • ANSWER:
      Usually they will adjust the thyroid medication. There's a difference in what part of the brain passages are affected, and the majopr difference is cause-- clinical depression is caused by an imbalance of dopamine in the brain, thyroid depression may also involve imbalance of dopamine but the imbalance is caused by the thyroid condition.

  45. QUESTION:
    What are the long term effects of taking medication for hypothyroidism?
    Assuming it is under control with medication, what are the log term effects on the body of having hypothyroidism managed with medication?

    • ANSWER:
      A better quality of life as versus non-treatment.

      Blessings

  46. QUESTION:
    What is the relation between hypothyroidism and lack of iron ?
    I mean people who have hypothyroidism also have problem with level of iron in their body ?
    could you please explain to me , why ?

    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Basically, there are two reasons: the first is that the body, because it's metabolism is 'slowed down' so much, cannot soak up the iron (as well as other nutrients) out of food as well; the second is called aplastic anemia, and it simply means that your body does not make enough red blood cells to carry adequate amounts of iron throughout your body.

  47. QUESTION:
    Is there a link between hypothyroidism and fingernail problems?
    I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism (after years of unexplained fatigue).
    3 years ago I was also diagnosed with a fungal nail infection - some of my fingernails look like they are coming away from the nailbed but they aren't thickened. I took lamisil tablets for 2 years but they made no difference.

    • ANSWER:
      Hypothyroidism can thin nails, (whereas yours were thickened,) and make them brittle, but this should not resemble a fungal nail infection. No good doctor should of course treat someone with an oral antifungal without confirming the diagnosis absolutely by sending clippings to mycology. I assume yours did, and it the culture was positive the diagnosis is irrefutable. Unfortunately even if the diagnosis is correct treatment does sometimes need to be very prolonged.

  48. QUESTION:
    What is a good diet for someone with hypothyroidism?
    I have hypothyroidism and trying to lose weight any suggestions for a diet for people with hypothyroidism?

    • ANSWER:
      Losing weight with hypothyroidism is difficult but can be done. You must do 60-90 minutes of cardio daily.

      You must eat three regular meals and 2 healthy snacks. Reduce the refined carbs in your diet, like pototos, white bread, rice and replace them with lots of colourful veggies, eat lots of chicken and fish, and make sure you eat some protein with all of your meals and snacks.

      I assume you are on medication, and once the medication starts doing its job it will be easier for you to lose weight.

      Good luck.

  49. QUESTION:
    What is considered too low a range for basal cell temperature? Is it always a sign of hypothyroidism?
    I've been doing bbt tracking, and I've noticed that my highest basal cell temperature in the morning was 36.8F. It's most often between 36.1-36.5.
    I believe I've had a thyroid test, and it was normal. I first realised my body temperature might too low when I was using a fertility chart and had to change the range since my waking temperature has never even reached 37 degrees C. I sleep pretty normally, and usually wake up naturally around the same time every day.
    The thing is, I don't tend to feel cold, and although I weigh more than I did when I was younger and can't seem to lose it, I'm still pretty slim. I do have some symptoms that appear to be consistent with hypothyroidism, but some are not. For example, I don't have any throat problems and I rarely ever feel cold even with a low body temperature.
    Is it within a normal range, or are can it be a symptom of something besides thyroid disorders?

    • ANSWER:
      You can be hypothyroidic (sp?) for years before it manifests itself. My best advice is to have your doctor do thyroid testing of the blood to make sureyour levels are all right. The number should be near 5. When my hypothroidism was diagnosed, I was having headaches and insomnia. It may be that your levels are fluctuating, or that it is off. If there is a history of it in your family, you have probably some sort of thyroid disorder which can be easily helped by a small dose of medicine. You should definitely see your doctor. As far as basal cell tempuratures being, I am not sure what you mean, the problem will be shown for thyroid in the blood. Good luck.

  50. QUESTION:
    What do you do with untreated hypothyroidism?
    I have no health insurance, no money and right now have unmanaged hypothyroidism. My joints hurt, I sleep all day, I had to stop eating entirely to avoid gaining weight, and at this point I feel like I am close to becoming completely disabled. What are my options? What can I do? I can't work because I'm too tired and my knees hurt so badly I cannot stand, I'm only 29, but I feel like I'm 79.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. You didn't mention if you are on any medication. I'm kinda in the same situation you are right now. I'm on medication ( Armour Thyroid ), but it's not helping my symptoms at all. I'm exhausted every day, my joints ache, my hair falls out in handfuls, i'm depressed, freezing cold all the time, and i also feel very old. I have no health insurance anymore, and don't go to the doctor every few months to get my levels checked like i use to. My blood tests, and doctor visits, cost about 0.00. I had to go a few months ago because i was so ill, i couldn't take it anymore. Now i'm really no better, but don't want to have to pay to go back again. I know right now, there are a lot of people in the same situation we are. I wish i knew the answer as to what we are suppose to do. I've been sick like this for a year, so i've just learned to live with it. I wish i could be of more help to you, but i don't really have the answer to all this. Just know that you are not alone. Hang in there <<>>


Diet Meal Plans

When you begin looking for the best diet plan to bring you to your goal weight, you will likely come across some pretty wild ideas and suggestions. From fad diets to high protein diet meal plans and virtually everything in between.

This article is going to focus on the pros and cons of high protein diet meal plans. These types of diets generally recommend that the dieter increase the protein intake daily to between 30-40% of the overall calorie intake. These diet regimens and meal plans are designed to be the total opposite of what most people consider to be a good diet.

There are several spin offs of these types of diets but they all have the same basis on calorie intake from proteins. Many people consider high protein diets to also be low carb diets as well. Some of the foods you will have to cut out or limit on these diets plans are:

* pasta
* sugars
* potatoes
* cereal
* bread

Low carb high protein diets work because instead of relying on the carbs that have been consumed to burn the calories it works on actually burning the fat first because of the lower carb intake. Recently people are realizing that this dietary modifications are beneficial and do not cause the harm it was once thought to.
The Good to High Protein Diet Meal Plans:

* You will feel full quicker and the feeling of satisfaction with the amount of food you ate will last longer.

* You can still eat the foods that are high in protein without being penalized, like many other diets.

* You can eat low carb veggies. For example, broccoli and tomatoes.

The Bad to High Protein Diet Meal Plans:

* Some of these diets will require you to limit your carb intake drastically which can be unhealthy.

* Cutting back on some of the fiber rich foods that also have carbs can limit the amount of fiber you are getting daily.

* Be cautious when choosing your high protein diet because many of the plans will suggest you consume a larger than healthy amount of fats daily. This has the potential to elevate the risks for some cancers and high blood pressure.

Here is a sample meal plan for a diet high in protein:

Breakfast
* Steak and your choice of egg
* Coffee or tea (one cup, no milk)

Lunch
* Pita pocket loaded with tuna salad
* Almonds (keep it on the smaller serving size)

Dinner
* Broccoli and cauliflower mixture with broiled salmon
* Glass of seltzer water

A little something extra to tie you over
*scoops of peanut butter
* mixed nuts

As you can see just because you have decided to use a high protein diet meal plan to help you lose weight it doesn't mean you have to have flavorless food. Although your options will be limited you can still eat a variety of healthy foods that will surely satisfy your hunger needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any diet meal plans or website with meal plans to lose inches?
    I need to fit into a dress by may so I want to lose inches..Do any of you have any suggestions on meal plans or websites specially for losing inches/dress sizes with meal plans on them? thanks!..I will give a best answer!

    • ANSWER:
      I have one that worked for me.

      Diets have come and gone and a new one will be invented tomorrow promising you everything and delivering very little. That is because they are considered something you go on and then go off. In other words, they are temporary. That is not to say they are useless just that they will never give you continued success unless you change some things permanently.

      What is a Diet Good for?

      Diets have their place in your weight loss goals. First of all, they can be beneficial to jump starting your metabolism. Kind of a fire starter if you will. A jump-start will give you more energy and the initial weight loss can boost your self-confidence.

      However, you will need to be ready to make some whole life changes if you want the results to be permanent. What are some changes you will need to make? Well a lot of that depends on you.

      Lifestyle Changes- Fast Food

      Are you a fast food junkie who eats out at least a couple of times per week? If so, you will find that you have plenty of company. Many people are so busy that the drive through is a perfect solution for dinner, lunch and even breakfast. The problem is many have no idea that one meal from a fast food restaurant can contain nearly a whole day's caloric intake.

      One popular fast food joint has a burger that is 750 calories! The burger alone is a third of your recommended daily allowance; add the fries and a drink and you are done for the day.

      Does this mean you can never have fast food again? Not necessarily, but it will mean that you have to be aware of what you are eating. Most fast food places have a website that contains all the nutritional information for the foods they serve. Check them out then make you a list of "safe" fast foods.

      Exercise Changes

      If you never move your body more than from the house to the car to work and back you will have a hard time losing weight and keeping it off. The human body functions best when there are periods of exercise. It increases mood stabilizers in the blood stream and best of all burns calories.

      While you are on your diet, take the time to incorporate exercise into your life. You will feel better and increase your weight loss rates exponentially. Start with a walk, park further away from the store or your office. Then as you progress, find time to walk more or jog. Whatever you can comfortably fit in your schedule will be a great place to start.

      Healthy Eating

      This is absolutely the most important part of all. While you are on your chosen diet, you will want to become familiar with healthier food choices. Find ways to make your favorite foods better for you. Can you substitute ground turkey for ground beef in some recipes? Learn new recipes that include fresh fruits and vegetables.

      You see your body needs several things to function at a healthy level. Proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals just to name a few. You also need certain fats to cushion joints and protect your vital organs. Create a lifestyle eating plan that brings all of these elements into play and you will feel amazing and best of all you will be able to lose weight and keep it off.

      Check my source, it might help. Good luck!

  2. QUESTION:
    Anyone know any healthy diet meal plans?
    I have been dieting for about a month and a half now and i want to see a more dramatic change so ive been looking for a good meal plan/ meal ideas/ suggestions. anyones thought would be great! im about 5'6 and weight 160 pounds.. i wanna get down to 150 by september. PLEASE HELP !

    • 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.)

  3. QUESTION:
    where can i get one month diet meal plans from?
    i want to put myself onto a fixed plan for a month to lose weight. i work atleast 12 hours a day so exercise is restricted to walking around office as well as to catch the train to work etc.

    i would like to know where i can find a variety of meal plans that i can use.

    • ANSWER:
      Nutri-System gives you a month plan with food. A little pricey but probably worth it with your schedule. I think if you buy a months worth, they give you an extra week worth of food.

  4. QUESTION:
    How to drop 10 pounds? diet meal plans?
    I was wondering what people have had success with to drop 5-10 pounds? I want to get tone but feel I should be a bit more leaner. I am not a big girl nor have I ever been. I am 21 5'4 and 130 mind you I have never been 130 in my life. Always in the 112-117 range but this winter is tiring lol.. Any suggestions? Diet meal plans f
    or a full day? Also what does anyone recommend for metabolic shakes and where can you find them? 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.

  5. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a diet site that makes meal plans and gives you a shopping list?
    I am trying to find a diet plan that provides meals and gives me a list of the supplies I will need.
    I am talking about a free site. Not something like weight watchers or nutrisystem.

    • ANSWER:
      weight watchers

  6. QUESTION:
    how to go on a high protein ketogenic diet? meal plans?
    hi, i desperately want to burn body fat in 2 weeks and have heard about high protein ketogenic diets. i want to go on one but cant find much information on what to do. a meal plan would be really help full. thanks.

    • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Simple carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice) trigger insulin 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.

      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. Any exercise will greatly increase muscle mass with high HGH levels.

      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 minutes. Suggested 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 along with fat stores. 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.

  7. QUESTION:
    Are there any free diet websites the give you meal plans?
    I was told by a doctor I have to go on a low fat diet. He gave me some pointers, but I think it would be easier if I had a meal plan. That way, I might actually stick to the diet. I have weight watchers points books, but that doesn't give you the fat value of food.
    I want a free diet plan website, if anybody knows of one.
    I'm not obsessed with food and have checked out ediets. The other website wasn't active in my area. Anybody else know of any???

    • ANSWER:
      try ediets.com they're pretty safe and reputable.

  8. QUESTION:
    Are there any diet meal plans online?
    I've looked and looked, and i've found nothing. And i see it ask on here often but still find nothing. Help?

    • ANSWER:
      try reading up on it here ..

      http://www.menshealth.com/men/weight-loss/abs-diet

      http://www.menshealth.com/men/weight-loss/diet-strategies/weight-loss-plan-portion-control/article/a729c8d13a8db010VgnVCM200000cee793cd

      tons of information on food and nutrition and can help you decide on how to make up your meal plans for yourself

  9. 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

  10. QUESTION:
    why do diet menus give really expensive meal plans or impossible menus for everyday people to make?
    I looked up the dash diet and the menus they give for lunch and dinner I've never heard of! I would love to find a diet plan that I could I could use with everyday food!

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    Do anyone know how I can loose about 50 pounds in 4 months? If anyone has diet meal menu/ plans, let me know.?
    Exercise plans
    Meal plans
    Diet plans

    • ANSWER:
      I lost 60 lbs in 5 months without exersicing ( of course the last month slowed down the most, the first month was the fastest.)

      Rules: Limit your caloric intake. If it goes in your mouth, it goes down in your diet book. ( a small portable notebook )

      If you're bored, find something to do. Only eat if you are hungry, and stop when you are full. Burn that into your brain. Stop When You Are Full. It's too easy to want to finish everything on your plate.

      I figured 1400 calories a day ( started a little higher and decreasing in the first two weeks to avoid feeling too hungry)
      Don't go below 1200 calories a day when you average it out over the week. Too low and your metabolism screeches to a halt!

      If you know the weight you want to be at, you can figure out approximatly how many calories are good to maintain that weight. Let's say I want to be 125lbs. I'll multiply 125 x 14 = 1750 calories per day. I could do nothing else but make sure I stay within 1750 calories and eventually I would get to my goal weight of 125. Of course it would take much longer. If you are very lazy like me, multiply your goal weight by 13. If you are more active multiply it by 15. this is the number you are going to want for maintence afterward, It also helps if you have a bad day here or there, to know you are still under the calories you need just to maintain your goal weight ( if you have a really bad day, multiply your current weight by either 13,14 or 15 whichever you chose - mindset can often make or break a diet.

      8-10 glasses of water a day Less isn't enough, more than ten creates water retention.

      Limit coffee and caffine - I did 3 cups of coffee a day, and no soda, actually, I stopped losing weight even with diet soda.

      No alcohol, or very little once in a great while, if you figure that even the light beers have about 100 calories, and you have 4, that's 400 calories wasted that could have been used on a good meal. Plus alcohol usually gives you more of an appetite, and usually for high calorie foods.

      Breakfast is a must - I am not a breakfast person, so I would have one packet of Quaker instant apples and cinnamon oatmeal. Quick, easy and only 130 calories. *Also, it's best if you eat before drinking, fluids wash away alot of the saliva that helps you digest your food most efficiently.

      Don't pick!!!! A waistlines biggest enemy is picking. Again, if it goes in your mouth, it goes on paper. It helps if you portion things out ahead of time. You can eat whatever you want. Just keep every thing in moderate portions.

      Use a smaller plate. It is much more pleasing to the eye ( and psyche) to see a full plate. Our bodies really don't require the amount of food that takes up a normal dinner plate. That is why we have problems with our weight. Another good thing to use is custard cups, those little glass bowls that come 4 in a package for a few bucks- in the baking section. they are already your most common portion size - a half cup, easy breezy, and looks nice and full ( even a half cup of popcorn looks sad in a normal bowl)

      No matter what diet you choose (as long as it's healthy and not one of those cabbage soup or grapefruit jobs) is going to take some adjustment, and some measuring and figuring. A food scale is ideal. Measuring cups and measuring spoons ( don't forget to count the butter! )

      Try to make simple changes, like saying no thanks to the cheese and using mustard instead of mayo. Never just sit down with a bag of chips, or cheezits or whatever. You can have them, but if the bag says 16 chips or whatever, count them out, don't just eat them in front of the t.v. enjoy them, it's as it's meant to be, a snack.

      The biggest thing to remember is eating the way you have been is what most likely got you to the weight your are unhappy with now. Don't think of it so much as dieting, as relearning how to eat properly. You can't just diet, then go back to what you were doing if you don't want to go back to the weight you were at.

      I can also tell you after losing the amount you're looking to lose, it's not really all that great for the skin, if I were to do it again, I would do it much slower.

  12. QUESTION:
    Can anyone give me good diet meal plans they have used to lose weight. I try to have 200 calorie meals. Thanks?

    I am not looking for dieting advice persay just meal ideas. I run and do video game boxing I am just getting sick of the same old stuff lol

    • 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.

  13. QUESTION:
    What are some good ab diet meal plans?

    I'm pretty fit I'm doing lots of cardio I just want to lose that last bit of belly fat. but what I'm looking for is just a really healthy diet to follow like what foods and what meals I should eat so that way I don't do so much exercise for nothing.

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    Looking for a 6 meals 2,000 Calorie Diet Meal plans.?
    Hi, I am looking for a 2,000 Calorie Diet Meal Plan that is based on 6 Smaller Meals. If you know of a website for this I would Appreciate the help on finding one.

    • ANSWER:
      www.hcf-nutrition.org/lifestyle/2000wk2.html

  15. QUESTION:
    Anyone know some really good diet meal plans?
    Please help meee for 10points

    Thanksss

    • ANSWER:
      BREAKFAST
      1 cup low fat plain yogurt (you can put a little stevia in it) with a handful of blueberries

      SNACK
      2 hard boiled eggs with sea salt or Himalayan salt and a handful of cherry tomatoes

      LUNCH
      bowl of steamed, raw, or cooked in hot water vegetables (a variety of different vegetables is better. each vegetables has it's own particular nutrients. so if you get different types of vegetables, it's good!). add dulse, sea salt, garlic, onions, whatever low calorie spice that you like. cook a piece of meat (chicken, salmon, or whatever meat you prefer) in some boiling hot water or fry it with coconut oil.cooking with coconut oil, as opposed to other oils is better, because the chemical compound in coconut oil doesn't change as much as in the other oils when heated.

      SNACK
      1 fruit with 1 tablespoon ALL-NATURAL peanut butter (make sure the peanut butter is all-natural).

      DINNER
      Salad with 2 hard boiled eggs and slices of cucumbers and red dill peppers on top. (salad dressing: apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon fish oil, pinch of Himalayan salt.)

      Make sure you eat slowly, chew your food very well, enjoy your meal, and drink a glass of water with one freshly squeezed lemon in it before every meal. drink plenty of water throughout the day. Remember that what you eat effects your weight loss by 80%, while excersise effects it by 20%... still, exercise IS important, but that just means that what we eat REALLY has a major effect on our weight.

  16. QUESTION:
    what are some good diet meal plans?
    can you make some diet meal plans for me im 11

    • 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.

  17. QUESTION:
    What is 2 great meal plans to eat when on a healthy diet?
    I need a few great meal plans for a healthy diet that will make me stronger? I want a plan for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and a healthy snack. I am working out 2 times a day so when should I eat after or before I work out?

    • ANSWER:
      you should be eating a small meal every 2 hours (6 meals a day)...in that meal you should eat your fruit n vegs...2 meals should have meat

  18. QUESTION:
    Need some help with diet meal plans?
    im trying to lose about 30-50 pounds by july-sept.. so i wanna have a good diet meal plan.. im 6'3 and 260 lbs and im 17. my weight goal is 200-220..
    if u guys can please help me with a decent 5 day meal plan..

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    I`m planning to diet soon; where can i get advise on meal plans and diet information?
    I found out recently that I`m pre-diabetic so i need to gradually change my lifestyle. I`m thinking something like a website where i can go to get meal ideas (ex: chicken, side salad, fruit), calorie information, and other types of info i need to be aware of. I walk 30 min a day, and that's as much time i have for exercise really.

    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:

  20. QUESTION:
    3 course diet meal plans?
    I just went grocery shopping, considering i am trying to lose some weight by summer. I bought no sugar Light Apple Juice, lettuce, frozen fruit, asparagus, cheerios, soy milk and low carb wraps. Someone help me with meal plans to sort this all out? Oh I also bought some multivitimins for teens. I am a 17 year old female, if that helps :p
    I am also planning on doing 35 minute cardio workouts daily, and doing 50 crunches each day. Any advice to get this weight off will help!

    • ANSWER:
      eat every 3 to 4 hours no skipping meals and portion control

      i am actually on a 6 meal a day diet:

      7am 3 egg whites and half a cup of grits or plain oatmeal, or 1/2 cup of dry oats w/ water

      after my morning work out: 1 protein shake w/water ( i drink EAS Myoplex lite)

      12:00 choose one of each category

      1/2 cup or brown rice, 1/2 cup of plain oatmeal ( i use vanilla extract and cinnamon for flavoring), a small sweet potato, or a medium sized white potato, 1/2 cup of whole wheat pasta, or 1/2 cup of grits

      vegetables:
      1/2 cup of broccoli, 1/4 cup of carrots, 1 cup of green beans, 1/2 cup of peas, or 1/4 cup of black beans

      meat:
      4 oz of chicken, 4 oz of fish. 4 oz of white albacor tuna in water, or 4 oz of turkey

      3:00pm protein bar

      6:00pm dinner (same option as lunch)

      and around 8:00pm another protein shake

      now I'm on an accelerated workout plan where i do 5 1hr kickboxing classes a week a long with a 1hr ab class and a 1 hr sprint class followed by a 1/2 hr ab class

      you can be a little less strict.. i would recommend only 1 protein shake i also don't use any condiments except for lemon, balsamic vinegar and cinnamon ,where you might be a little more flexible and use other types of sauces....the goal to being healthy, losing weight, and the most important is reducing body fat...the most important part of your dieting is to boost your metabolism and portion control bc that will keep the weight off permanently...and you do that by eating smaller portions every 3 to 4 hours

      as far as your workouts going..doing 50 crunches will not do anything but build muscle under fat which will make you look bulky, you need to incorporate different exercise that will work out all areas of your body there are great online forums that can help you put together a good work out plans and most of the exercises you don't need to go to the gym to do you can do them right in your room...some exercise tapes will work too..like yoga or pilates or even cardio kick boxing : )
      either way try to do something that's fun and will hold your interest....hope this helps! good luck

  21. QUESTION:
    Need Diet Meal Plans For A 1500 Calorie Diet 10points for best help 10 pts?

    Need some ideas and planing of meals for a 1500 calorie diet want to lose 20 pounds quickly i will be active and mild exercise involved so protein is a must a little plus i really want to start eating healthier
    10 pts will be awared or best help and/or advice

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there im on a 1500 calorie plan and have lost 5 kilos so far. Here is a sample diet for you:

      Breakfast- 2 pieces wholegrain toast, low fat margerine, vegemite or honey ( This is approx 250 calories )

      Lunch- 2 mountain bread wraps ( mountain bread is delicious and has less calories than bread and you can do heaps with it!!) with either ham, low fat cheese and salad or tuna and beetroot and low fat cream cheese. ( This is approx 300 calories for both wraps)

      Dinner- This can be anything really. I make low fat burritos alot using the mountain bread and lean mince with the mexican seasoning. Vegies and fish is another option. I usually have 450 calories for dinner.

      Snacks- This leaves 500 calories to play around with, eat low fat yogurt, pita chips and low fat dip, raw carrots, freah fruit, low fat mouse or whatever you like.

      If you e-mail me I can send you some proper meal plans with recipes as a word document.

  22. QUESTION:
    PCOS Diet/Meal Plans... HELP?!?!?
    I need major help making some meal plans for myself. When I was 16 I was told I had PCOS. I don't got to a doctor anymore because I can't afford on, and I have no insurance. There is no way for me to see one at the moment (hoping that will change). I've looked around online for information, and though I do find some things, it's hard for me to process it all and put it in action.

    I read you need a low carb diet in order to lose weight when you have PCOS. My family goes to the store this Friday to shop for groceries and I'd like to have some things to add to the list. We can't afford a lot, and what we do buy has to last a while, and feed the whole family. (We don't really cook). Right now, some constants we keep in the house are: raw carrots, grapes, apples, bananas, lettuce, whole wheat bread, broccoli and tuna.

    I'm not sure what else to add to the list, and I have a hard time making a food plan for the day. I need to stay at about 1200 calories a day.

    Also, had a question about a couple of foods I have been eating, but I'm not sure if I should continue to eat them. Clif Bars, Crackers (whole wheat and peanut butter), and Fat Free Chocolate Pudding.

    I tend to burn about 300-500 calories a day Monday-Friday.

    Any help is much appreciated. If you think you can further help me, feel free to email me at : wocketinmypocket01@gmail.com
    I also meant to add yolplait light yogurt to the list of things I don't know if I should continue eating. is there a better yogurt?

    • ANSWER:
      A low calorie diet is a bad idea. Having PCOS usually means you are insulin resistant & your body doesn't process carbs properly, so crackers & bread & fruit are not good ideas. As healthy as fruit may be, fructose the sugar in many fruits is the most lipogenic (fat producing) carb. I don't know what a clif bar is but I'm betting it's not good answer either. I don't recommend Atkins bars & shakes for weight loss, I doubt other brands are any better.

      Usually products that are marked "fat free" or "light" have the healthy fats replaced with sugar or starch. Sugar free chocolate pudding may not have sugar but it has lots of starches & is not low carb.

      Healthy fats are needed for healing & regenerationation. I highly recommend virgin coconut oil, butter, raw seeds & nuts & olives. I recommend eating only grass fed animals but that is hard to do on a budget. My personal diet is very high in seeds - flax seeds, chia seeds & sun flower seeds as well as raw almonds & brazil nuts.

      Someone is going to need to cook to feed a family healthy foods affordably. Most grocery stores sell 10# chicken quarters for -5 (.40#) or whole turkeys for .68# Buying whole foods is usually much cheaper than processed foods.

      Yogurt is a good food, I buy the full fat plain yogurt & add berries & sweetener.

      The best way to break a carb addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a 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 - sugar free cheese cake. Eat so much you won't feel deprived of anything. By the 4th day, you will make healthy choices.

      The first 2 weeks, you can have several cups of salad a day - Bacon, lettuce & a lil tomato with avocado/mayo dressing is my fav. Jicama, cucumber, celery & radish marinated in sesame oil & hot pepper flakes with rice wine vinegar & artificial sweetener. Make a stir fry with Bok Choy, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, celery, mushrooms, shirataki noodles. I love eggs & could eat deviled eggs every day. You can smother omelets & meats with mushrooms, peppers & cheese. Meatzza - Meatloaf with pizza toppings. I like thin sausage patties fried crispy with pizza toppings. Pork rinds & celery sticks are great crunch and can be eaten with dips (avocado/mayo/cayenne) & tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salads. I love my rotisserie & it makes meats tasty. I cook a turkey often & make soup with the bones & turkey salads. I'll cube up some turkey meat mix in a couple of raw eggs add cheese & broccoli with cayenne powder & nuke 2 minutes for instant meal. Flax seed should be eaten 4T daily even in induction.

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

      After 2 week, you add 5 grams of carbs per day every week & add greater variety of non starchy vegetables. Change your mindset - adapt what you like to eat to low carb -
      replace bread with lettuce
      replace pasta with cabbage
      replace rice with cauliflower
      replace potatoes with brocolli
      Cabbage makes a good pasta substitute. Make lasagna with blanched cabbage leaves & thinly fried eggplant instead of noodles. Sugar free pasta sauce over fried cabbage. My fav is chicken cacciatore, I add greens & flaxseed for body & add pizza toppings too. Alfredo sauce is also low carb.

      I make a lot of shredded cabbage & mayo or fried cabbage if I'm a bit more ambitious. I fry up bacon & onions & it makes any salad special (BLT) Avocado & turkey - grilled chicken - fajita meat & fried onions is great also. I'll make a salad with 6 cans: mackerel, baby corn, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, artichoke hearts, sweet red peppers & add mayo & chia seed gel.

      Kim Chee is fermented cabbage & one of the healthiest foods. You can make a huge batch & it will sit in refrigerator fine for a long time.

      I make huge batches of food & freeze most of it. Go into the forums for recipes - I was shocked that fried "rice" made with grated cauliflower tasted like it's name sake - faux mashed "taters" made with cauliflower & cream cheese - "potato" salad using cauliflower instead. Shirataki noodles are traditional in Japanese sukiyaki & low carb

      Chia seeds sound expensive but 1# will make 10# food - Amazon.com has couple lbs. for shipped to you. I buy mine in bulk - 24# for .83# with free shipping at getchia.com

      I also order off Amazon - Lowrey's Pork Rinds 18 for - they pop like popcorn & 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 (or cream & added water) & artificial sweetener if you like & mix it all in. Cream a pkg. of cream cheese into a can of pumpki

  23. QUESTION:
    Diet meal plans with Poultry.?
    I am about to start a diet/workout program. I am needing to find a meal plan or low calorie/fat recipes. The only meat I will eat is Chicken and Turkey. I love vegetables, fruits, rice and pasta. I plan to be eating my veggies from the freezer section's steamed bags. (Quick and easy!)

    I am hoping someone can help me find a free meal planner with these meats. Any dieting tips are appreciated as well.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      4 chicken breasts
      1/8 cup parsley
      1 tomato
      3 garlic cloves
      1 lemon
      1 cup mozzarella cheese
      3 strips bacon

  24. QUESTION:
    can someone give me healthy diet meal plans for a week (im a 14 year old girl)?
    i need meal plans that dont cost much to get for my parents to buy, very tasty and healthy

    plz and thanx

    • ANSWER:
      How much do you weigh?
      Anyways the most easiest way to loose weight is to drink plenty of water before you eat and because it already makes you feel full, nonethless you will eat less, I know I did and I still do

  25. 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/

  26. QUESTION:
    diet meal plans?
    Where can i find a specific weight loss diet meal plan?

    • ANSWER:
      try sparkpeople.com

  27. QUESTION:
    i need some diet meal plans or ..?
    i either need a 1200 calorie meal plan ( with calories and fat )

    or an easy diet that you know works

    i need to lose weight ahh !!

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, you need to go to http://www.webmd.com/content/pages/18/10... and see where you need to be weight wise.

      Then you need to go to www.mypyramid.com to find out what you calorie intake should be.

      When you have that information, then the following will be able to work for you. If you can, eat your 3 meals, but break them up into a meal and a snack time, so that you are eating 1 part at a"snack" time, and the next at "meal" time. That way you are not tempted to eat something unhealthy, or ruin your "meal"-because it IS the meal. Also, your body will lose weight faster if you eat regular smaller meals, because your metabolism is stable. Eating a lot each meal takes it's toll on your metabolism, and starving for 1 or 2 meals kills it. Your plate should be 1/2 full of vegetables and fruits, 1/4 full of proteins-beans, legumes, soy and meat, and 1/4 full of carbs/starches- these should be whole grain brown rice, whole grain barley and other grains like millet, amaranth, oats, corn, whole wheat. Breads should be low fat, whole grain. 1 tsp of fat= 100 calories-this takes 30 minutes on an elliptical trainer to burn off. Stay away from anything fried, white rice, white flour, white sugar. Drink a glass of water before you eat, and eat slowly. Food is for fuel not entertainment.

      Stay away from restaurants and fast food as much as possible, because most places add fat for flavor-that's why the food tastes so good. But it is hidden so you don't notice.

      Watch your portions, but think of this. If you can afford 400 calories for a meal, think about what you can do with it. 400 calories at lunch can look like a venti caramel macchiato or it can be a grilled chicken caeser wrap with light caesar sauce, steamed broccoli, and a small cup of raspberry sorbet. You can enjoy yourself as you lose weight. My one fast food endulgence [I eat out probably once every 4 months]- At Panda Express, I can eat a 2 entree plate for under 500 calories. With Black pepper chicken, and green bean chicken and the steamed veggies, it is like 430 calories, and a huge plate of food, so much that I usually share with my son. Don't skimp on food, learn how to eat the right foods to be satisfied, so it doesn't feel like a diet. I lost 60 pounds in 6 months.

  28. QUESTION:
    where can i get free low GI diet meal plans, recipes ect?
    what can i eat on it, where can i get recipes and stuff for free ? ive tried looking on the internet but so far nothing
    thanks x

    • ANSWER:
      a low GI diet basically involves food that releases energy slowly and keeps your blood sugar level stable throughout the day so you feel full for longer and you don't get dips in your energy.

      high GI foods include;
      white bread, water melon, pizza, burger buns (any white bread basically) muesli, all cream based soups, processed meats, burgers, full fat cheese, butter, chips, chocolate, jelly, regular soft drinks and many others (most things with refined carbohydrates)

      low GI foods include;
      most fruit and veg, wholemeal bread, basmati rice, nuts, beans and pulses, oat bran, porridge, chicken breast, lean beef, egg whites, fruit yoghurts and many others

      try going to your local library and looking through the cook book section or visit www.gidiet.co.uk, select your location in the world and select sample recipes. i bought a small cheap GI diet book from tesco's (the GI guide) and it lists all the foods in columns telling you if they are high medium or low GI and has some recipes as well x

      www.gidietrecipes.co.uk is also a place that gives free recipes

  29. 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

  30. QUESTION:
    Pregnant Diet Meal Plans?
    I'm pregnant and my doctor has told me I'm not allowed to exercise so to make sure I don't gain too much weight he wants me to try to stick to a healthy 2000 cal diet. The nutritionist at the doctor's office gave me some general advice but I was hoping for a plan that was a bit more structured so it is easier to follow. Any one know of any good websites out there where you can specify your calorie limit and restrictions (i.e. no sugar substitutes, no fish, etc.) and have the site provide you with a meal plan for the week? I'd prefer free sites if possible but do not mind having to pay a small fee either. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      i hope this website helps, its just an nhs one :)

      http://www.nhs.uk/Planners/pregnancycareplanner/Pages/eating.aspx

  31. QUESTION:
    Meal plans to diet lose weight fast?
    Im 24 5f6 and 14 stone (I put on about 4 stone when I was pregnant and havnt been able to lose it) I am quite good at eating lots of fresh fruit and veg but I just need a diet meal plan or a rough guide of what I should/shouldnt be eating to lose weight. I want to lose about 5lbs a week. I have an exercise bike at home and go swimming once a week but I cant go to the gym alot as I have no one to look after little one.
    If anyone can give me a little help on what to eat for breakfast lunch and dinner to lose weight, id appreciate your help ;)

    x

    • ANSWER:
      5 pounds per week is an awful lot to lose. It can be done, but is very unhealthy. It would require a starvation diet and exercise - two things that don't go well together. A healthier goal is 1-2 pounds per week. Not what you wanted to hear, I know, but it is healthier. Think of it this way, the "average" person burns about 14,000 calories per week. That's about 4 pounds worth of calories. So to lose 5 pounds per week, you would have to eat nothing and burn about 2500 calories per day - or about 500 calories more than the average person per day. You would simply be setting yourself up for discouragement, frustration, and possibly a trip to the hospital.

      Set your daily caloric goal for 1300-1500 calories per day. This gives your body the energy it needs to function and can still translate into 1-2 pounds per week. Since you are already eating heavy on the fruits and veggies, I'd just recommend watching out for refined sugars and grains. Shoot for 5-6 meals at about 250 calories each.

      As for exercise, stretch for 5 minutes or so, making sure you get all the muscle groups. Then do some sit-ups, pushups, knee bends, and the like. Then hop on that exercise bike for 30 minutes or more. Make sure you get your heart pumping. The more you ride, the more calories you will burn - and the longer afterwards you will burn them. Also, walking is good. On nice days, put the kid in a stroller and go for a nice long walk. Normally, walking burns about 100 calories per mile, but you can add a few calories to the the amount burned if you are pushing something. Plus, it'll get the child outside for some fresh air as well.

      And have a positive attitude. That, as much as anything else, can help you reach your goal. Good luck.

  32. 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.

  33. 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!)

  34. QUESTION:
    Where can i find online 1,200 calorie diet meal plans?

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a website that gives free diet plans

      http://www.sparkpeople.com/

  35. QUESTION:
    What are some good meal plans for a 500 calorie a day diet?
    I'm starting to consume 500 cal a day.I wanted to get some ideas for meal plans,and also some advise on how to gain muscle on this type of diet?

    • ANSWER:
      At 500 calories a day your body will likely go into starvation mode, slow your metabolism and actually defeat the purpose of reducing calories in an attempt to lose weight. It's not a healthy idea. If you are trying to lose weight, try a diet more in the 1000-1100 calorie range at least.

      I personaly did Nutrisystem for the last 8 months. Their men's diet program had me averaging 1300-1400 calories a day, the women's program called for about 1100-1200 calories a day. I lost 70 pounds in 8 months with little change in physical activity.

      Before you really consider doing a 500 calorie a day diet I suggest you discuss with your physician.

  36. 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

  37. 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?

  38. QUESTION:
    Good diet/meal plans?
    Are there any decent meal plans out there that actually help?
    Or meal programs that anyone is aware of that doesnt cost an arm and a leg to join?
    Any suplements that do not harm you?
    and lastly any substitutes for soda that are great, if i ditch the caffeine i get some serious headaches so im trying to figure out a good subsitute for soda, that will still keep those caffeine headaches away.

    • ANSWER:
      Your asking for a book, girlfriend. There is so many answers, I hardly no where to start. I will just do the soda, (I thought you were gonna say coffee) soda is easier. Drink ice tea. I quit drinking soda, a long time ago and don't miss it at all. Nestea is the tea I used to drink. They have an instant. It's pretty good. I would say real good. You can make it by the glass or the pitcher. Add your own sweetener or get it sweetened. It goes a long way. It comes in green label jar in the tea section of your grocery store. Not all stores carry it though.

      As for supplements, that I know alot about: the better question would be which ones do. Most supplements are safe. If you want something specific for a certain purpose, go to a good Nutrition Store and ask their advice. Most people in those stores are very knowledgeable and helpful.

      I will just touch on the meal thing. The biggest thing about meals is portion and schedule. At least 4 to 5 hrs between meals and don't snack (unless, if at all, fruit or nuts) Multi-grain and whole rain are not neccesarily the same thing. You don't have to stick to this diet all the time, just most of the time will do.

      Breakfast
      4 oz. of protein per meal (even breakfast)
      some whole grains (as in multi-grain bread) 1/2 slice w/butter (better than marg.)
      drink milk with every meal, 8 oz

      Lunch
      4 oz protein (can be cheese in a salad)
      Should have salad
      1/2 whole multi-grain bread w/butter
      milk

      Dinner
      4 oz protein
      complex carb. (rice, legumes...)
      veg (pref raw)
      whole slice multi-grain bread
      milk

      There ya go! Best I could do.

  39. QUESTION:
    Whats a good diet plan to lose 50+ pounds (Meal Plans)?
    I want to lose fifty or more pounds to feel comfortable in a bathing suit this summer. All my friends are teeny tiny and so is my mom, and she's pressuring me to lose weight.

    Whats a good meal plan (bfast lunch dinner snacks etc.)

    any help is good help thanks !!

    • ANSWER:
      Eat in moderation; first you have to cut out all sweets, fast food, junk food, and soda. Also stop eating a lot of grains. For breakfast, I would start off with some eggs, and ONE slice of toast with vegan butter on it (vegan butter contains less fat). For lunch have a salad with minimal dressing on it (you can have as much salad as you want (dont put lots of additional toppings onto it). For dinner, have something with protien (salmon is good and lean, or some sort of lean beef or chicken) with some cooked vegetables. For snacks, throw out every unhealthy thing, you should snack on fruits and vegetables. Also, i would suggest that you go to a health food store and pick up some good multi-mineral multi-vitamin tablets and have those according to the directions on the box. Also, get Green Tea Extract pills and follow the directions on the box (should be 2 pills per meal) ; Green tea extract will raise your metabolism higher than it normally is. Also with all of this diet, I would start biking (it is better than walking and not as stressful to your body as running) and after you can bike for about 5 miles non-stop, start to lift weights (they do not have to be heavy, just enough so you can "feel a little burn" after 10-12 reps)... This takes major discipline, but it is worth it. Good luck

  40. QUESTION:
    is there somewhere i can find low sodium meal plans for free?
    i need a low soduim low calorie meal plan for the the day. What to eat for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. creating your own meal plan is quiet hard. Is there a website where i can get a chart or list of example diet meal plans??

    • ANSWER:
      There are lots of places online that can help you for free.

      Eatright.org is to the American Dietetic Association

      Nutrition.gov is where you will find government nutrition info

      CalorieKing.com has nutrition info on more than 40,000 foods, plus meal and activity planning, recording and goal analysis.

      Dietfacts.com also has nutrition info on foods and assists with lifestyle planning, recording and goals.

      MyPyramid.gov is a food guidance systems that can be customized for nutrition and exercise

      Two of my favorite places is Fitday.com and Sparkpeople.com--has everything food journals, calories, nutrients and menus...sparkpeople especially has wonderful meal plans and recipe calculators.

      If you want specific needs, like your low sodium, be sure to visit allrecipes.com

      Can't find any better resources than those listed above for your answers.

      All the Best to you.

  41. QUESTION:
    where can i get some free diet meal plans?

    • ANSWER:
      If you want to lose weight, follow the advice on this website. It really does work.

      http://www.iansanswers.co.uk

      There's much more useful stuff too.

  42. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any good diet plans?
    I have a family so it's hard for me to find a diet that has meal plans that I can do. I don't know the first thing about cooking healthy so meal plans, & shopping lists would be great but the only ones I've seen are for a single person not a whole family.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a site online that provides meal plans, calorie trackers, recipes with nutrtional information. There are motivating articles, & support groups. You start by entering your current weight and then your goal weight. It will tell you how many calories you need to consume in a day to loose the weight within a desired time-frame. They do not encourage you to shoot for more than 2 lbs a week. It has a 4 step process to get you started making gradual changes in your eating and lifestyle to help you acheive your goal and maintain your weight loss. It is a free program and there are not 200 million adds or pop-ups. You can set the meals you like and you can print a shopping list. I don't think the shopping list is for a whole family but if you set a meal plan and print the list you should be able to easily purchase the amount you need for your family. Oh, and it is not low-carb or low-fat or any trend it is about learning a healthy balanced diet, portion control and incorporting exercise into your life.

      www.sparkpeople.com

  43. QUESTION:
    Kosher delivery diet meal plans in Toronto?
    kind of like jenny craig/nutrisystem

    • ANSWER:
      kosima

  44. QUESTION:
    Good diet meal plans?
    I want to use a meal plan to lose some weight. I don't want to buy exspensive things so i was thinking i should use a meal plan with exerxise everyday. Would that would and what kind of meals should i eat. I dont want to use specail k. I go to school so i dont want to have to spend a lot of time away from my homework.

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any good diet meal plans? E.g Tuna and water diet? Or anything similar?

    • ANSWER:
      they are horrific for the body! ud be mad to go on them, trust me i am slim, i watch what i eat and i am very active, thats the answer. eat what u like up to about 7 at night and uve no worries, ur metabolisim is high till then!

  46. QUESTION:
    tasty low carb diet meal plans?
    basicly i am back at gym now after a cupple of years now and would like some tasty low carb meal ideas that i can stick to.

    i have been on one before and kept to it for quiet a while. now i am the size i want i just want to burn the extra pounds off.

    i love chicken and haddock and cod

    any ideas ????
    thanks for all the ideas cindy many thanks sounds better than my old cabbage and chicken soup lol

    • ANSWER:
      Every day you should be eating these 2 items. If you need additional fat or calories, you can add a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil to the ground flax seed cereal. 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 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 min for daily fiber needs. Flax seed should be eaten daily even in induction.

      The first 2 weeks, you can have several cups of salad a day - Bacon, lettuce & a lil tomato with avocado/mayo dressing is my fav. Jicama, cucumber, celery & radish marinated in sesame oil & hot pepper flakes with rice wine vinegar & artificial sweetener. Make a stir fry with Bok Choy, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, celery, mushrooms, shirataki noodles. I love eggs & could eat deviled eggs every day. You can smother omelets & meats with mushrooms, peppers & cheese. Meatzza - Meatloaf with pizza toppings. I like thin sausage patties fried crispy with pizza toppings. Pork rinds & celery sticks are great crunch and can be eaten with dips (avocado/mayo/cayenne) & tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salads. I love my rotisserie & it makes meats tasty. I cook a turkey often & make soup with the bones & turkey salads. I'll cube up some turkey meat mix in a couple of raw eggs add cheese & broccoli with cayenne powder & nuke 2 minutes for instant meal.

      After 2 week, you add 5 grams of carbs per day every week & add greater variety of non starchy vegetables. Change your mindset - adapt what you like to eat to low carb -
      replace bread with lettuce
      replace pasta with cabbage
      replace rice with cauliflower
      replace potatoes with brocolli
      Cabbage makes a good pasta substitute. Make lasagna with blanched cabbage leaves & thinly fried eggplant instead of noodles. Sugar free pasta sauce over fried cabbage. My fav is chicken cacciatore, I add greens & flaxseed for body & add pizza toppings too. Alfredo sauce is also low carb.

      I make a lot of shredded cabbage & mayo or fried cabbage if I'm a bit more ambitious. I fry up bacon & onions & it makes any salad special (BLT) Avocado & turkey - grilled chicken - fajita meat & fried onions is great also. I'll make a salad with 6 cans: mackerel, baby corn, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, artichoke hearts, sweet red peppers & add mayo & chia seed gel.

      Kim Chee is fermented cabbage & one of the healthiest foods. You can make a huge batch & it will sit in refrigerator fine for a long time.

      I make huge batches of food & freeze most of it. Go into the forums for recipes - I was shocked that fried "rice" made with grated cauliflower tasted like it's name sake - faux mashed "taters" made with cauliflower & cream cheese - "potato" salad using cauliflower instead. Shirataki noodles are traditional in Japanese sukiyaki & low carb

      Chia seeds sound expensive but 1# will make 10# food. I buy mine in bulk for # with free shipping at getchia.com

      I also order off Amazon - Lowrey's Pork Rinds 18 for - they pop like popcorn & 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 (or cream & added water) & artificial sweetener if you like & mix it all in. Cream a pkg. of cream cheese into a can of pumpkin & add for pumpkin pie pudding.

      I make a raw porridge out of low carb whey powder & water, I add ground flax seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, coconut milk, tahini (ground sesame seeds) & raw egg. All seeds & nuts are raw & soaked to germinate them.

      (berries are lowest glycemic) Cheesecake - strawberry ice cream (frozen berries, cream, a stick blender) - i eat lots of fish for snack (fish "steaks" or mackerel in tins are favs)- olives

      Check out the recipe sites posted below -

      Thin and Crispy Pizza -

      http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/recipe-forum-sticky-threads/549376-thin-crispy-pizza-crust-easiest-ever-pics-included.html

      Chilidog Casserole

      http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/recipereview/showproduct.php/product/3399/sort/8/cat/all/page/1

      Easy flax bread with pics -

      http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/breads/r/flaxbasicfoc.htm

      Cheesecake -

      http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/recipereview/showproduct.php/item/3571_cheri%20A%20Cheesecake%20Factory%20Cheesecake%20%28converted%20to%20lowcarb%29

      Pumpkin soup & others

      http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lowcarb-recipe-help-suggestions/608599-low-carb-soups.html

  47. 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.

  48. 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

  49. 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:

  50. 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.


Bodybuilding Diet Plan

Developing the perfect bodybuilding diet meal plan for you will boost your muscle gains and healthy fat loss by 1000% or more! All the perfect lifting can only get you so far without the right diet plan. Think of it this way: by driving your car properly, you will keep it in good shape. But without putting the right fuel and oil in it, it will never perform as well, and it certainly won't last as long. As you know, working out is vital, but utilizing a solid bodybuilding meal plan is essential to getting ripped. The key here is to work harder and smarter to maximize your results.

Some key points to consider when creating your bodybuilding diet plan:

1. Eat 5-6 small meals per day, about 2-3 hours apart to keep your metabolism and energy up, cravings down and muscles fed constantly which encourages growth.
2. Determine how many calories you should consume each day, and stick to it. You must consume more than you burn to gain muscle!
3. Shoot for 40% protein, 40% carbohydrates and 20 % fat of all calories consumed.
4. Get 10% of your target calorie intake in grams of protein. (E.g. 3,000 calorie diet: 300 grams of protein per day. 6 meals: 50g or protein each)
5. Drink water in ounces equal to 60% of your body weight in pounds. (E.g. 180 pounds: 108 oz. per day, or 3.2 liters)
These are all widely accepted fundamentals of a proper bodybuilding diet plan, so keep them all in mind when planning your meals. It can get really tough to find the time to meet all of these criterion properly, and follow the plan to perfection, but luckily there are pre-made meal plans you can tailor to your specific needs.

Many professional bodybuilders have come up with bodybuilding diet meal plans, but very few have done so for every level of caloric intake. So, you need to first figure out how many calories you're going to consume, then work with a diet plan that will work well for your level.

Typical sample bodybuilding diet plans look something like this:

Meal 1: (Pre-workout): 6 egg whites, 1 cup oatmeal
Meal 2: (Breakfast): Meal replacement bar/shake, high in protein and flaxseed oil
Meal 3: (Mid-morning): 8 oz. lean meat, 2 cups green vegetables, 1 cup brown rice
Meal 4: (Lunch): Tuna in water, leafy salad, whole-wheat bagel
Meal 5: (Dinner): 8 oz. lean meat, 2 cups green vegetables, 1 baked potato
Meal 6: (Snack): Meal replacement packet, flaxseed oil

This type of bodybuilding diet meal plan will greatly increase your muscle gains, but it is difficult to tell how much of each item is right for your caloric intake. It is also hard to know what you can substitute when you're bored of this regimen after a couple weeks of eating the exact same things every day.

Thankfully, there are some programs that provide detailed meal plans that stick to rock-solid diets like the one above, but allow you to mix up the meals as you see fit throughout each phase of your workout plan, all suited to your level.

It is an excellent idea to start by eliminating bad fats and processed sugars from your diet if you have not already. Do not try to jump into your new bodybuilding diet meal plan right away, either. It will take some getting used to, but by steadily building up to your perfect meal plan, and following the system, you'll get ripped and stay that way!

Like the old saying goes:

"Plan your work, and work your plan!"

But keep in mind that it's a lot easier when you can take out the guesswork by following a professional natural bodybuilder's advice when coming up with your bodybuilding diet plan. Either way, once you have your plan, just stick to it, and you'll love the result!

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    how to make a bodybuilding diet plan for teenager?
    i have been searching online on how to make a diet to build muscles but it really confuse need a lot of help. i don't know how to eat

    • ANSWER:
      High Protein over the course of 5-6 meals a day is what you should focus on, don't worry about leaning up too much until you're an adult because caloric deficits can stunt your growth.

      In other words don't diet for a few years just increase your protein in-take and meal frequency.

  2. 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.

  3. QUESTION:
    Bodybuilding diet?
    I am 17 and a 'bodybuilder'.
    My workouts are very good but my diet is mixed.
    I try and eat healthy all the time but I want MORE.
    I recently looked on the internet and saw a bodybuilding diet plan for TOM VENUTO, he was using this diet to lose fat (around 5-7% bodyfat) and also gain muscle.
    I copied it and am thinking of sticking to it and see what happens, (I need to be on peak form in a few weeks for an event).
    Is it healthy and ok to stick to this diet all year round - or until I get bored, to gain muscle and lose fat or should I just eat the same diet I am on now???
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I would not use his diet. He is completely different from you and what he does might not work for you. You could look at his plan and maybe pull out some things that you think might work for you. It is best to use a trial and error approach on anything in bodybuilding. Try something for a while and if it works keep going and if not fix it up a bit and try that and repeat. Do not stick to a strict fat loss diet all year around, you will be depriving you body of serious nutrients. Fat loss diets are to be used for about 8-12ish weeks. If you want to gain muscle add in good carbs to your diet (keeping sat and trans fat to a minimum at all times), and of course a lot of protein. Don't be afraid of putting on some extra fat, you need the extra calories to gain muscle (just don't eat like a slob). When it comes time for your precontest diet, then cut back on the carbs, especially simple carbs. And as always, lift very intensely and listen to your body, it will tell you what it needs and does not need, when to keep going and when to stop.

      Good Luck

  4. QUESTION:
    i need help with a bodybuilding diet plan?
    I need help with a diet plan to gain muscle ( i'm looking to gain about 5-10 lbs of muscle) . The thing is, my parents dont cook much at all and really hate doing it. So usually i would be stuck to things such as protein shakes, etc.

    im thinking of spacing out my meals like this but i dont know what to eat and when?

    7:00

    10:00

    1:00

    4:00
    Workout at 5:00

    7:00

    • ANSWER:
      See your gym dietician, dont try to save money and DONT listen to diet advise from people here, they wouldn't know the difference b/w a grape and a grapefruit.

  5. QUESTION:
    bodybuilding diet plan?
    I need a bodybuilding diet plan to gain some muscle i have ordered some whey protein drink! I have done my own diet plan and i need some advice if it is good! Meal 1- porridge oats cup of coffe
    Meal 2-can of tuna glass of water
    Meal 3-salad glass of water
    Meal 4- protein drink, banana
    Meal 5- chicken breast brown rice or wholemeal pasta broccoli or some type of veg
    Meal 6- protein drink post workout
    I am trying to drink 2 litres of water a day can't afford to buy alot of food that contains protein this is the best i can do
    i am after cutting and toning up

    • ANSWER:
      Well you are going to get lean!! Stay consistent on your diet and your workouts:) You are ahead of the game by consuming a pre and post workout shake.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbFZXebDRGs

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So2tOtL0lR0&feature=related

  6. QUESTION:
    Can anyone give me an example female bodybuilding diet and training plan please?
    Im trying to lose weight, go to the gym and eat healthy but its not enough. I want to put more in and I really love the bodybuilding physique on females. I just dont know where to start. I am overweight and need to lose about 10 more kilos. I just am not really seeing results and its frustrating. I have lost 6 kilos but im kind of stuck plus im getting bored. Thanks heaps

    • ANSWER:
      www.bodybuilding.com. It has a section built for ladies, it's great to see girls considering bodybuilding. But please, make sure you do it all naturally. Girls in natural bodybuilding look hot, but girls on steroids look nasty.

  7. QUESTION:
    bodybuilding diet plan to have 1800 calories per day ?
    hi
    i want to start body building and i want to know if i have to have 1800 calories per day what should be my diet plan because i have to have 6 mils a day and 300 calories per meal. i just don't know how to plan for it and here i don't have any supplements available so i will use only the food which i am gonna cook.

    any suggestions from experienced bodybuilders or nutrition experts

    warm regards in advance

    Ali

    • ANSWER:
      about 5 litres of water a day - cleanses the system and fills you up

      No bread, pasta, refined flour, sweets, fruit juice or midweek alcohol,

      Spread out meals - eat smaller amounts 6 times a day
      Food consists mainly of vegetables, egg whites, fish, lean meat, nuts and protein shakes the rule is to stick to 2,000 calories a day which is sufficient to allow for muscle building without putting on fat

  8. QUESTION:
    What will be good BODYBUILDING diet for me?
    I am doing bodybuilding for a year.But it didn't provide that good results.

    i am pure vegetarian.what will be the best diet plan for me to put some weight as well as increase the size of the muscles.i do cardio 5 times a week.
    please suggest me a good bodybuilding diet plan otherwise i will quit bodybuilding due to lack of expected results.
    i will be very thankful to u.

    • ANSWER:
      Since you are a pure vegetarian you need to make sure you are getting your carbs and protein as if you are low on those it will cause your body to burn amino acids which take that away from your muscles that help them grow. A great site to start with is myfitnesspal.com, it's free and will tailor a plan to help you meet your goals. I used it for weight loss, but there are a lot of body builders on their as well.

  9. QUESTION:
    i need a bodybuilding diet plan?
    i'm 13 years old 5feet 8in tall and i joined a join i've been there for about 5 months, and i need a diet plan to help me build muscle and burn fat

    • ANSWER:
      CARB CYCLING. youtube or google it. it lets you build muscle while burning fat...gets you really cut. plus its a diet that doesn't even feel like one cuz you still get to eat what you want, all that changes is when you eat.

  10. QUESTION:
    I'm looking for a diet plan for bodybuilding, do you know anything?
    DO you know anything about it or where I can find a good one or something?

    • ANSWER:
      You could try the 24 day challenge. It's supposed to be a healthy lifestyle change, and some people use it to boost their weight loss. People lose an average of 12 pounds on it. I lost 10. There are some great success story videos on the website that I'm pasting below. They also have an excellent line for pro athletes (endorsed by a ton of name's you'd know).

      I am no chef and I easily did it. Bagged salads, almonds, baked salmon (super easy), fruit. Breakfast shakes (chocolate tastes like oreo)--very simple. Watch some of the stories. That's what got me to give it a shot. Best of luck! :)

  11. QUESTION:
    Bodybuilding Diet Plan?
    I just recently started lifting weights to get some muscles on me. I do have schedule for lifting, and Im hitting all different muscles 3 times a week. I'm 5'8 190, and I want to lose some weight while lifting/exercising and at the same time get bigger muscles like biceps, abs, chest, etc. What diet should i follow and what should I eat?

    • ANSWER:
      the two most important meals for a bodybuilder is in fact: the pre-workout and the post workout. (see article) if you don't have these two you are planning for failure.

      as far as dieting goes, people adjusts their ratio of fats, protein and carbs according to their goals, however, one thing doesn't change: the protein amount. you should always consume 1 gram of protein per lb (in your case- 190 grams). just to be on the safe side, i always consume 24 grams of extra protein a day to ensure that my body doesn't digest the muscles.

      DO NOT AVOID CARBOHYDRATES. no successful "natural" bodybuilders go on a no carb diet. it'll seriously mess you up in so many ways (mainly extreme fatigue and ketosis- something you should avoid).

      i use a 20% fat, 35-40% carb and 40-45% protein diet. i reduce my fat further if i need to lose weight and raise it up if I want to bulk up and build more muscles.

      foods i typically eat:

      tuna
      flax seed oil
      chicken breast
      turkey
      whole wheat bread
      whole grain cereal
      fruits (bananas, strawberries, blueberries, avocado)
      nuts (legumes, peanuts, pistachio)
      oatmeal
      protein shakes
      water

      i never go for more than 2 hours without any food. since i'm a college student, i have a pretty tight schedule, and if you're like me, carry around a protein shaker bottle. take a little sip here and there just to make sure your body don't starve while you're out doing stuff. i eat roughly 6-9 times a day, including the pre- and post- workout shakes. it doesn't matter how many meals you eat (people eat as much as 12 times a day) as long as your nutrients are adequate and you pace yourself evenly.

      as you build more muscles through weight lifting, you automatically burn more calories at rest (see article) and you will burn off the excess fats you stored. you could also throw in a couple cardio session, but its not necessary; cardio will just help you get there faster.

      as far as rep ranges go, everyone has preferences... i use a rep range of 4-6 for upper body and 6-8 for lower body to build muscles and when i am cutting up i do 10-12 for upper body and 12-16 for lower body. (see article). however, it seems that as long as you keep it below 7 reps, you will gain muscles, rather than just maintaining.

      hope this helps :)

  12. QUESTION:
    Diet Plan Help bodybuilding/football??????????????
    10 points for someone who can make me a 6,000 calorie diet consisting of 6,000 calories, less than 50 g sugar, less than 65 grams fat, and about 500 protein g. Need a bodybuilding diet for off season. Try to make it some what of those guidelines don't have to be exact. Your help is greatly appreciated.
    Divide in 5 meals
    Dont ask questions just give foods with nutrition value and totals in 5 meals.
    Follow guidelines quick points.

    • ANSWER:
      To accommodate that I would have a full hearty breakfast, a full lunch and dinner. On the side I would take a weight gainer once or twice a day, and I would supplement with whey protein. Honestly you do not need that much protein in a day. The typical amount for a bodybuilder is 1g per lb.

      For the other 2 meals I would have a fruit, or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Other stuff that you should consider is to take a multi-vitamin and you should also try supplementing with creatine. Don't listen to what people say, creatine is not dangerous at all.. In fact it is one of the most researched supplements. Just make sure to drink a gallon of water a day. If you would like to talk more you can pm me.

  13. QUESTION:
    Please make my beginning bodybuilding diet plan better.?
    6:45 - 7:00am [Bowl of Cereal or Oats, Protein Shake, Banana)

    9:45 - 10:00am [Fiber Bar, 1/2 cup Cottage Cheese, Water]

    12:00pm [1 cup Brown Rice, 1 can of either tuna/salmon/chicken, Water]

    2:45 - 3:00pm [1/2 cup Cottage Cheese, Yogurt, Water]

    5pm Pre-workout [Oats Bar, Banana, Pre-Workout drink]

    7pm Post-workout [Protein Shake immediately after workout]

    8:30-9pm [ x_____Insert Filipino Dinner Here____x ] <----usually a healthy meal though

    I just started trying to do this 6 meals a day thing but i dont know if i am doing it correctly. Though as you can see i have 7 meals listed. I also need to know which meal would be ok to skip (just not my dinner though, its disrespectful in our household not to eat what the parents have cooked). Also as you can see i use canned meat for lunch, its much more compatible with my busy lifestyle. So please tweak my plan or just give me some useful tips.

    • ANSWER:
      is there any chance of changing your workout plan to a double split and ALL the calories you consume would be available for anabolism instead of the fat + muscle gain which is what you will receive with your present eating/exercise schedule ---------
      so basically you choose 2 different body parts each session for 1 hour duration and combine a heavy slow rep movement (first 4 sets from 8 in total) followed by pumping fast set reps to totally engorge the muscles with blood as this will completely work your chosen body part with different stress which they will HAVE to adapt to,ALWAYS work to failure on ALL sets,3 days on,1 day off routine,
      so the first AM workout just have before 8 egg whites to 1 scoop of oats(20 grams of carbs) in water,within 20 minutes of completion this is the OPTIMAL time to eat and replenish your glycogen for the recovery/growth to be induced within your body so consume complex carbs(100 grams) oats in water again with tuna and to force amino acids into those aching muscles - 1 tablespoon of honey for the simple sugar insulin spike effect,this is an incredible feeling as the glycogen depleted muscles receive these anabolic nutrients and begins to feed upon them,what you are doing is giving the body EXACTLY what it needs at EXACTLY the right time and they will grow in response,the PM workout is the same hard/heavy then pumping - evening meals you stated are okay as they will provide you with adequate carbs/protein etc + the one's in between as they are not too calorie laden so you are SAVING the most calories for growth - on BOTH POST workout's,,hope that helped...

  14. QUESTION:
    How would you improve this bodybuilding diet plan?
    Or does it not need to be adjusted at all
    Ok first off,I'm 16..6'4...and I weigh 185 lbs.
    Here's the plan I've been working on :

    Breakfast- 1 cup oatmeal + 3 eggs + 1 cup milk
    Or
    1 1/2 cup wheaties fuel + 3 eggs + 1 cup milk

    And then I workout

    Mid-Morning- Whey protein shake,2 scoops + banana

    Lunch- MET-Rx Big 100 Colossal mrp

    Mid-Afternoon- 1 scoop whey+1 cup plain nonfat yogurt+1 cheese stick

    Dinner- 2 cups of vegetables and whatevers being made

    Now could you guys tell me how i can improve this or any thoughts on it,im trying to gain mass..im pretty sure i need more carbohydrates,any carbohydrate ideas? Other than that im good on protein,oh and im taking fish oil/flax seed oil capsuls for my healthy fats...any improvents guys?

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    i am 15 years old and bodybuilding i need a diet plan?
    i am 15 years old and i have been doing bodybuilding for about 7 month now , i am looking into my diet now i have cut down on all the junk and i juust need quite a simple diet plan , just simple though considering i am only 15 and school is in the way of some of the meals ?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, at school if you don't feel comfortable with what is being served for lunch, pack a nutritious lunch at home before going to school. Sandwiches are good choices. Make sure you have whole grain bread. Put something with low sodium in it, such as boar's head low sodium turkey. There is alot of other deli meals that offer low sodium and fat choices. Try not to go with Lunchables or pre- heated meals, because they usually contain of high fat and sodium. Sandwiches are your best offer. For a side serving, pick fruits or vegetables. Toast can even help too. As a bodybuilder, you should try to stay with protein rich meals and protein whey shakes or milks. Remember not to beat yourself up and go on a strict diet. Having some ice cream or a chocolate bar in moderation is fine. For breakfast meals, cook some eggs or oatmeal. These are both rich in minerals and ingredients you need to become a bodybuilder. For drinks, try to stay with milk or orange juice. I prefer Tropicana orange juice because it is freshly squeezed. For lunch, have some chicken. Fish can work took. Both are rich in protein. Also, if your in the groove for a classic McDonald's meal, try a chicken burger instead of a ham or cheeseburger and put it on whole grain buns. You can add lettuce, tomato, and ketchup is fine in moderation. Unsalted fries are good in moderation, too. Meat usually contains of protein but some meats have high fat, so stay away from those. Meats with fair amounts of fat are good for bodybuilders. You need some fat. Pasta offers carbohydrates so it is good for energy. Side servings of vegetables and fruits are ideal, but try not to overdose with too much corn. Drink lots of milk because it has minerals and protein to help your muscle grow. For snacks, stay with creative ways to be healthy. For example, strawberries n chocolate. This is good in moderation. Also celery or apples and peanut butter. Eat some fruits or make fruit salads. You can sometimes make smoothies with real fruit and a blender, those are healthy too. Stick with apples, oranges, berries, bananas, watermelon, ect. For snack. But always remember junky food is okay once in a while. Good luck.

  16. QUESTION:
    Diet plan bodybuilding ?
    How can I still follow he plan if I have school, I'm in hs and follow a plan. I don't get out untill 230 and I get home at 3. I would lose breakfast, snack, and lunch. Can I drink protein shakes to substitute or are there other ways?

    • ANSWER:
      You can pack half the bottle container with ice cubes, mix it hemp protein powder and almond milk.
      It should be still cold during breakfast or even lunch. It has fiber, Omerga 3, protein and vitamin D.
      I do recommend drinking it for breakfast and eating a whole food meal during lunch though.

      Good luck.

  17. QUESTION:
    is my diet plan for bodybuilding ok???
    my height is 6 feet 1 and my weight is 150 lbs...i want to gain a lot of mass...please tell me if my current diet plan is ok and with this diet plan how much weight will i gain and in how much time....
    12 pm wake up...eat bread and chicken breast half
    2pm....4 glasses of water
    3pm...tuna steak john west in brine 70gm and bread
    5pm...4 glasses of water
    6pm....boiled black beans about a cup with bread
    8pm....chicken breast half with bread again
    9pm....creatine
    9 20pm....workout...
    about 10 mins after working out 1 scoop whey protein
    an hour later 3 glasses of low fat milk with bread
    .......and im thinking about buying a weight gainer and putting it somewhere in between.....thanks......

    • ANSWER:
      Looks descent, you could stand to add some complex carbs and two more chicken breasts througout. Muscle Milk, Matrix 5.0, myoplex and other protein powders will be very beneficial.

  18. QUESTION:
    Good diet plan for bodybuilding?
    Also, itll be better if it would lose my weight aswell, ty

    • ANSWER:
      sup man, if u want a detailed plan IM me i got one for you... ur gonna have questions but im willing to explain just click on my profile to instant message and il walk u thru it

  19. QUESTION:
    I need a good bodybuilding diet can someone help me out?
    I just started bodybuilding, my trainer says that I need to gain some weight with alot of food, he says not to eat big meals but in intervals is the best way to gain weight
    can anyone recommend me any food to eat with names.
    also if u have any diet plan like the time of day to eat and what food

    etc.turkey, chicken
    MANY THANKS!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I would advise you to not make the mistake of gorging yourself nonstop and eating nothing but protein, because both routes are mistakes. Remember, trainers are working fast because their services are expensive and people expect to see results fast. That's why so many urge their clients to eat-eat-eat when building muscle and starve-starve-starve to lose weight. I've never been a fan of either.

      If you really want to start putting on weight, increase your daily protein intake by about 5% (that's assuming you already take in the correct amount, which is around 15% or so), hit the weights hard but within reason (4 days minimum), and adjust the rest of your diet to hit all the necessary vitamins and minerals. That means get your many servings of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and try to incorporate good fats in place of saturated and trans fats as much as possible. You'll see initial results, but the best results will take a little bit of time.

      I hope you look (or at least feel like) a big, buff dude in time. Good luck in meeting your goals.

  20. QUESTION:
    make me a diet plan for bodybuilding outta the following food items:)?
    3 chicken breasts......lots of bread,pasta,whey protein shake and creatine???thanks....

    • ANSWER:
      Drink a cup of water for every hour you're awake

      Eat the pasta in the morning to fuel your day (but better to eat oatmeal, and cheaper!)

      Take creatine and some bread before your workout to give you a boost in energy, because bread has a high GI index.

      Have some more bread (preferrably juice if you do have that) to boost your insulin levels immediately after working out and drink your weigh protein shake about 15mins after (within 30 mins of working out)

      Eat chicken breast throughout the day.

  21. QUESTION:
    Where can i get a complete bodybuilding diet?
    what i mean by complete is that a diet plan that should have :what to eat, when to eat, how much, and must include the entire week.

    maybe i can buy one.

    i'm 18 and a beginner but have put quite a bit of muscle on but my diet is bad.

    thanks

    P.S if anyone knows Hugh Jackmans diet. That will be brilliant.

    • ANSWER:
      here are some guidelines for you mate:

      http://www.36pounds.com/2009/04/22/8-rules-of-nutrition-for-skinny-guys-gaining-muscle/

  22. QUESTION:
    any body have a good bodybuilding diet and training plan that works.?
    works like adding 30-50 lbs in 4 months while using supplements?asap

    • ANSWER:
      I recommend the book "The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding" by Arnold Schwarzenegger. It has been VERY helpful for me.

  23. QUESTION:
    Bodybuilding / muscle building etc diet plan, what can i do/ where can i find one?
    Hello i go to the gym and do weight training 4 times a week and cardio once a week, i am 5,9, 11 stone and inbetween mesomorph and ectomorph(if thats the skinny one).
    basically i need a healthy diet plan which will help me gain muscle and not fat and will fulfill my gym going activities to build more lean mass,
    is there any plan someone can put forward or somewhere i can get one made up for me on the net?

    p.s i also take progain extreme only on gym days, which s 60g protein and some other useful garbage in it.
    regards nick

    • ANSWER:
      menshealth.com

  24. QUESTION:
    bodybuilding / muscle building etc diet plan, what can ido/ where can i find pne?
    Hello i go to the gym and do weight training and cardio once a week, i am 5,9, 11 stone and inbetween mesomorph and ectomorph(if thats the skinny one).
    basically i need a healthy diet plan which will help me gain muscle and not fat and will fulfill my gym going activities to build lean mass,
    is there any plan someone can put forward or somewhere i can get one made up for me on the nbet?

    thanks in advance to any answers
    thaks for the advice but the 2 saying about dieting and struggling with weight im not, i need to gain lean muscle not fat, i take progain exreme by the way.
    thanks
    oh and i mean cardio once a week, i do like 4 weight sessions, arms, shoulders, chest, back

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    Bodybuilding diet planning software???
    is there any software that will plan all of my meals for fat loss/muscle building diets?????. and keep track of BMI, calories and so forth. i just want to enter my required calories from protein,carbs, and fat. and let the program do the rest

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, see answer one and go to source links below. I use it everyday and have it installed on my cell phone and computer.

      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 your 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.

  26. QUESTION:
    Bodybuilding diet help?
    I've been trying to live a healthier lifestyle, and i got a bunch of healthy food choices. These things include chicken breasts, oatmeal, bananas, apples, brown rice, and broccoli. I plan on getting why protein as well. I'm fairly new to bodybuilding, and any diet plan throughout the day would help. I have to go to school, so 6 meals a day can be a little hard to do. If i need anything else please tell me, and thanks for any help you can provide.

    • ANSWER:
      Just eat every 3 hrs, all those foods u listed are good. Eat protein and carbs together. Add almonds to ur diet too .

  27. QUESTION:
    whats an easy diet plan to follow for bodybuilding?
    im 5 8 and 150lbs male

    • ANSWER:
      I am a figure competitor (the feminine version of women's bodybuilding).

      Stick to your complex carbs & lean proteins & good fats. Oatmeal, egg whites, chicken, turkey, sweet potatoes, natural peanut butter, nuts, fruits, whey protein, etc. And definitely don't forget your green veggies!

  28. QUESTION:
    Bodybuilding diet, anyone have a list?
    I've been bodybuilding seriously for about 2 years now but never really got my diet stable. I eat the right things at the right times but it's always changing. There's no consistency in what i eat. If anybody who trains has a list of each food they get every week from the shop and how the meals are split up (in grams etc).Basically I'm looking to pinch a diet plan! I'm looking for about 3500 cals a day i weigh 182lbs. I'm a lean mass builder as well. Cheers.

    • ANSWER:
      There's no hard and fast rule. If you're eating a typical western diet, you're getting enough protein, so don't go crazy with the protein shakes. Carbohydrate is more important. Get a decent amount of protein and some good fats, like flaxseed. If youre not seeing gains on 3500 then up it by 200-300 calories a day for a month. If still no gains then up it to 4000 and repeat if necessary. There's also a lot of rubbish talked about splitting your calories into 7-8 meals. As long as you're having 3 meals a day you'll be fine. Oh, and train hard, obviously.

  29. QUESTION:
    can someone find me a good diet plan and intence workout??? step by step 4 bodybuilding?

    • ANSWER:
      For dieting you should eat 20 calories per pound you weigh along with 1 gram of protein per pound you weigh everyday. However there are a lot of great workouts out there and a lot of bad ones. If you are trying to bulk up you should focus more on compound lifts.

      Check this website out.

      http://best-muscle-builders.com/

  30. QUESTION:
    bodybuilding diet?
    i need someone to help me with my diet. i want to eat 6 small meals a day and get plenty of protein. i have hard boiled egg whites, all natural peanut butter, potatoes, rice, oatmeal, turkey, whole wheat bread, low fat cottage cheese, almonds, whey protein shakes, carrots, celery, apples, bananas, healhty cereal, wheat thins
    i wake up at 7:00 go to bed around 11:00
    i am at school from 745 to 235. i eat whatever we have for lunch at school at 1200. i workout at 330 until 430 or 5
    700 breakfast
    930 meal
    12 lunch
    3 meal
    6 dinner
    9meal
    i just wan to know how to arrange these foods correctly(carbs before workout)i want to get protein all of that crap. i need to plan out everything besides lunch and dinner. i eat whatever we have(always healhty anyways)
    i also take a multivitamin every morning

    • ANSWER:
      For best results, eat six times a day. Try balancing your meals 70% protein 30% carbs.

      Eat a combination of lean protein and healthy carbohydrates every few hours throughout the day to speed up fat loss and maintain stable energy levels.
      Eat your proteins from lean sources (Chicken, fish, boiled eggs, lean beef with all the fat drained off) and beans (lentil, lima, chile or any type of bean)

      For your carbs stay away from breads, pasta and rice. They do provide energy but they are high in calories. Choose leafy vegetables, carrots, raisins, broccoli and fresh fruits. Weight train intensely, three times per week on alternating days with aerobic exercise three times per week.

      Drink 10 to 20 glasses water per day NO SODA

  31. QUESTION:
    Bodybuilding diet question?
    I am currently trying to bulk right now and i feel like my calorie intake is alright but im lacking like 40 grams of protein. iv looked all over the internet but i cant find any diet routines that dont consist of drinking a protein shake 4 times a day.. Can anyone give me a simple diet plan or link me to one thats for someone who needs 240 grams of protein and 3000 calories a day? id like to only take protein powder twice a day because it can get expensive and what i have right now is gross.

    • ANSWER:
      website from that guy above is the best. but dude...just because it SAYS to take it 4 times a day doesnt mean you HAVE too. friend of mine is only taking his once a day. A week or so passed and you can tell its actually working for him. not as good as it would if he took the recommended amount, but still

  32. QUESTION:
    bodybuilding diet what should i be eating and when?
    I am 36 years old and have started training i want too tone up loose some weight not sure on what foods to eat and when too eat them? I need some one too show me a diet plan that is not too expensive but will give results. I am currently training 3 times a week, i do chest, triceps on one day back and biceps another day and on the third day i do shoulders and legs. I also do 10mins warm up on cross trainer before i start and 20 mins light jogging at the end of my workout, i also do crunches and sit ups everytime i go to the gym.

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    What are some good diet and workout plans to get ripped to?
    I used the Hydroxycut Hardcore diet plan with this workout plan: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/wotw12.htm and they worked out good. Any suggestions on what to try next.

    • ANSWER:
      Burn more calories than you eat.

      Cut your fat intake.

      Eat three cups of fat free low cal yogurt a day (make sure it has live cultures in it) and pineapples. This helps you break down your food and promotes weight loss. You still need to eat low fat proteins. (baked and grilled fish and chicken and beans)

      Do 45-60 min. of aerobic exercise a day (preferably before you eat in the morning). This will attack the fat. Try to supplement your training with some running, running stairs or hills, and cycling. Mix it up, it will keep your body guessing.

      Do 30 min of weight training three times a week. This will build lean muscle which will in turn burn fat.

      Keep moving all the time. Tap you feet while at the computer, tap you hands on your legs while walking. Keep moving and keep burning calories.

      I lost 40 lbs in two months and have kept it off for 18 more months doing this. I did not lose any strength and gained more energy. I also took my body fat % from 30% to 10% and my waist from 36 inches to 31 inches.

      I can see my 4 and sometimes 6 pack.

  34. QUESTION:
    Will this 5000 calorie bodybuilding diet stunt my growth?
    I'm 14 5'6 and 100 pounds and I recently started lifting dumbells to gain weight. I'm only working on my biceps and triceps and doing pushups. I came across this 5000 calorie diet. I've been doing it for about a week, but not the exact types of food. Is it healthy and will it stunt my growth? Thanks.

    http://bellyfatburning.com/1902/5000-calorie-healthy-diet-bodybuilder-diet-plan/

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    Decided to start bodybuilding and have some questions?
    Hello,

    I am 16 years old skinny guy and i am shameful of my body because even some girls have more muslces then i have lol.I Decided to start bodybuilding at home.I Have some questions about diet and plan of bodybuilding.

    How much calories i must take per day, if i work out 1-2 h a day? (my weight is 62kg.) How much of these calories must be carbohydrates and proteins.What kind of food i have to eat to get proteins and carbohydrates?

    • ANSWER:
      Congratulations on the decision. It'll be worth it in a few months, and even more in a few years. I started last year, and have been thrilled with the results. I can't stop reading about it. A good site I found is http://www.bodybuilding.com/. My favorite magazine is Reps, which is targeted for amateur bodybuilders. I'd also recommend Robert Kennedy's Bodybuilding Encyclopedia.
      ______________________________________

      You should gradually add calories into your diet. Over the next few weeks, add on 150 calories every week until you get to around 2000. Once you start gaining more muscle, you can take in even more calories.

      As for protein, at 136 pounds and moderate cardio and weight lifting every day or a few times a week, you should be taking in around 110 grams of protein. To give you an idea of how much that is, it's about 13 glasses of 1% milk. Since you're just starting, maybe you should start near 75 grams of protein, and work your way up by adding on five or ten grams every week until you get to 110. You can find protein in eggs, chicken, nuts and seeds, pork, beef, fish, turkey, tuna, peanut butter, milk, cottage cheese, yogurt or other certain foods.

      As for carbs, there isn't a set amount or percent. You should try to consume 175-225 grams of carbs a day. Some foods you can find carbhoydrates in are apples, bananas, oatmeal, crackers, whole-grain bread, healthy cereals such as Cheerios, and most green vegetables. Try to eat 5-8 small, balanced meals a day that are evenly spaced apart.

  36. QUESTION:
    Vegetarian female bodybuilding meal plan?
    I am looking for a vegetarian bodybuilding meal plan for females. I have found meal plans online but most include chicken, tuna, etc. as main parts of the diet. If anyone could find me a vegetarian meal plan or tell me in general what some staple foods to be eaten are, that would be awsome! Thanks alot! :)

    • ANSWER:
      There are some good plans for vegetarians. Many successful bodybuilders are vegetarians.

  37. QUESTION:
    How can I start bodybuilding with a diet without eating several meals a day?
    Hi I am a bit of a chubby guy and was wanting to start bodybuilding. I go to the gym in the morning a few days a week working different bodygroups as needed but don't have the time to have the six meals a day required because I work a lot. Is there any eating plan I could use to still bodybuild with great results but not have to have six meals a day?

    • ANSWER:
      u need to loose weight 1st then do it-cut the fat out then start bodybuilding!food and the gym is the most important thing about body building!my bf a body builder he said u cant turn fat into muscle!i see my bf eat like ten tins of tuna a day he eats it with red sauce it take him like a mun 2 eat it!n he also has protein n carb drinks n other shakes like cell mass !
      b4 he goes to the gym he always has like a big meal like 2 hours b4 of like rice potatoes chicken stuff like that but he dont eat six means a day he has his main meals n all the tins of tuna and all the shakes all of which r quick and good if ur busy!

  38. QUESTION:
    my bodybuilding struggle?
    i need a bodybuilding diet plan for the day but dont want it on in grams or percentages please help i want to get really big

    • ANSWER:
      see your trainer, he really does know best

  39. QUESTION:
    bodybuilding and diet question?
    allright, i am 23 years old, i weight 160lbs i am 5"11, i have weak joints, carpal tunnel, and constantly sick it seems, pretty weak physically and mentally, i used to work out when i was about 20 or so and i never felt better well somehow i got sidetracked and stopped...ive tried to regain motivation i had but failed, joined many gyms and did couple of programs and now i bought a bowflex...but basically my question is this:

    can anybody tell me how to get bigger in muscle mass (the healthy way and natural way), get toned, ripped, i'd like to be around 190lbs and bigger thighs and overall bigger and more defined, ive heard i cant do that cuz of my body type, but i've seen some people do some crazy stuff with their bodies over time looking like me now and then like schwarzenegger in his best days...so anybody got any diet plans, how many times a week do i work out, motivation tips, how long do i work out, healthy supplements if necessary, sleep, and every detail...i've been searching the internet over and over but i just need to hear it from someone, my work schedule is mon-fri 9-5 and i get home at 6:30 usually...so what workout/diet plan could work for me? how? how long? do what exactly? if you know...help me, i really wanna change my body and lifestyle, i know it takes time, but gimme an estimate under your plan how long it would take...thank you

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, you should ask yourself the reason why you want to be fit. You should set a goal that you want to achieve, say, every three weeks. If you want to bulk up, eat more protein, preferably lean meats. And if going to the gym has become a chore for you, then why not ask a good friend to come with you or befriend some people in the gym. Just remember that the key here is to be motivated throughout the whole process so that it won't feel tedious or boring. I recommend you this book Burn The Fat - it is a 337 page fat burning success manual jam-packed cover to cover with all the fat loss methods previously known by only a small handful of the worlds best fitness models and bodybuilders. It can be found here http://www.reviewthisweightlossprogram.com/burn-the-fat-feed-the-muscle-reviews/

  40. QUESTION:
    Bodybuilding bulking diet?
    Hey guys

    Getting back into the weights tomorrow after a 6 month break and i've made a diet to follow but i'm not sure if it will do. One of my mates actually wrote up a diet for me last time but i have misplaced it and we aren't really friends anymore.

    Was wondering if someone could look over this diet plan for me ( Keeping in mind it is a bulking diet, trying to put on as much muscle mass as possible ) and offer up suggestions as to how i could make it better and any problems with it etc...

    Meal 1:
    Protein shake

    Meal 2:
    2-3 egg omelette

    Meal 3:
    Tuna+baked beans

    Meal 4:
    Protein Shake

    Meal 5:
    Peas+tuna

    Meal 6:
    Steak + Potato

    Also another protein shake before going to bed.

    Only problem i can think of atm might be a lack of carbs was thinking about adding maybe a bowl of mashed spud in there somewhere.

    So any advice about how i could possibly improve this diet would be appreciated, thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      yeah dude you need to get some carbs and fiber in your diet too. along with drinking a gallon or more of water each day. get some peanut butter and bread in your diet..its good for packing on the pounds. but besides that, it looks like a pretty solid diet, depending on the portions too of course.

      to bulk up, you really should be getting about 2 grams of protein per pound of body weight. example: if you weigh 150lbs you should get 300 grams of protein per day.

  41. QUESTION:
    Having trouble with bodybuilding diet?
    I am a bodybuilder. Its the holidays in NZ now and I seem to eat a lot of junk food and lose all my muscle and gain fat. I need motivation or a plan to eat the foods high in protein and very low in fat that I need to. Help?

    • ANSWER:
      spend a night a week cooking massive amounts of protein. freeze it. take out the amount you're going to eat during each day to thaw, and microwave it with whatever dish you want to eat it with.

      example: pan sear then bake a ton fo chicken. possible dishes each day: chicken salad, spaghetti + chicken, chicken wrap, rice + chicken, etc. if you get bored of chicken, saute a ton of lean ground beef (turkey is even better), and dump marinara sauce and rice in it. lazy man's jambalaya.

  42. QUESTION:
    Ya Think I Have the World's MOST PERFECT Nutrition Plan for Bodybuilding??!?
    Statistics:
    Age: 22, Height: 5'11", Weight: 157lbs, BF: 10.4%, Goal: Bulk Up for 4-6 months, then cut...Check out my bulk up diet plan below...Is this too many calories? Too many carbs according to my statistics? More or less good fats?? Anything else I should include or take out?? Any help whatsoever from any fitness experts would be sooo appreciated! Thanks!

    Meal 1 (Breakfast at 7:45AM)
    1 cup Oats in Water
    1 scoop ON Whey Protein
    1oz Peanuts (omega-6s)
    2 Whole Hard Boiled Eggs
    Calories: 720 Carbs: 49g Protein: 53g

    Meal 2 (Snack at 10:15AM)
    3 slices of Turkey Breast
    2 slices Flax Seed Bread
    1 PureProtein Bar
    ***Include 1 serving of veggies (fibrous carbs)
    Calories: 510 Carbs: 53g Protein: 48g

    Meal 3 (Lunch at 12:30PM)
    4oz Chicken Breast
    1/2 cup Brown Rice
    1 multi-vitamin/mineral
    ***Include 1 serving of veggies (fibrous carbs)
    Calories: 420 Carbs: 56g Protein: 30g

    Meal 4 (Snack at 3:15PM)
    6oz can of Tuna in Water
    2 slices of Flaxseed Bread
    ***Include 1 serving of veggies (fibrous carbs)
    Calories: 415 Carbs: 38g Protein: 47.5g

    Meal 5 (Pre-Workout Shake at 5:30PM)
    1 scoop of MuscleTech Whey Protein w/5g of creatine in water
    Calories: 110 Carbs: N/A Protein: 20g

    Meal 6 (Post Workout Shake)
    3 scoops (1 serving) of ON AfterMax Whey with Creatine
    1 Banana
    1 Baked Potato without skin
    Calories: 595 Carbs: 90g Protein: 43g

    Meal 7 (Bedtime snack/shake before bed)
    1 giant scoop of Optimum Nutrition Pro Complex Gainer in 16oz water
    Calories: 650 Carbs: 85g Protein: 60g

    TOTAL CALORIES: 3,420 TOTAL CARBS: 371g TOTAL PROTEIN: 301.5g
    Pat- I take the weight gainer an hour before bed as how Optimum Nutrition Pro Complex Lean Gainer suggests taking it. Do you think it will make me gain a ton of fat? I could def use some extra calories in it as well as a ton of vitamins and minerals in it and the milk protein blend in it for my muscles to recover all night! OR do you think I should be using CASEIN protein before bed instead of the gainer? I'm not totally very lean (I have a tiny little belly with a 10.4% body fat!)

    Also, what do you think about my good fats? I take nuts, flax seed bleed (4-5 slices daily, and i eat a can of tuna every day. Should I include any more fats? Which ones? Thanks!
    Tacoop- you mentioned that I'm eating 371 grams of protein, you are wrong in that my protein consumption is 301.5g and *not* 371g. Please re-evaluate your answer knowing this information. Thanks!
    Pat-
    Also, what do you think about my good fats? I take nuts, flax seed bleed (4-5 slices daily, and i eat a can of tuna every day. Should I include any more fats? Which ones?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      LOL at person who said creatine has side effects, funny stuff.

      That's a hell of a lot of carbs before bed, but im assuimg you are VERY lean or you might put on some fat from having your weight gain shake before bed. All in all though it looks pretty good.

      edit - Personally I would probably go post workout with it because of all the carbs and whey or maybe even for breakfast and go with casein at night. It's really up to you though. You can experiment with it, if your not putting on much fat stick with it. If you start to that would probably be the thing to switch up.

  43. QUESTION:
    i ma 15 yaers old and need a bodybuliding diet plan?
    i am 15 years old and i started doing bodybuilding 7 month ago now and i am currently on portein shakes and that but i need more stuff to help me preferbly a meal plan but a nice and simple one as school gets in the way of some of the meals ?

    • ANSWER:
      What brand of protein shakes are you on? Whey or CytoSports Muscle Milk is good.
      Breakfast- ususally protein shake, egg whites, banana/oatmeal
      Every 3-4 hours have chicken breast/tuna with veg.
      pre workout have your protein shake
      Remember train 4-5 days a week and have 8 hours of sleep. Good luck mate!

  44. QUESTION:
    Bodybuilding plan for me please?
    Okay, so I'm 18 and I lost a lot of weight, I went from 150 pounds to 130 pounds in three months, but now I stopped my diet and I gained like 8 or 9 pounds back so I'm like 138 lb, and my height is 5'3. Anyway, I will do more diet again till school ends (June), I'm planning to go down to about 120 or something like that. Anyway, after that I wanna gain MUSCLE pounds, like work out and gain muscle mass and not fat. I'll be working out (Weight lifting) every week day from 3 to 5, I'd do some running in the running machine and do walking from 6 to 7.... My plan again is going to last for the entire summer (From June to Late August). But I'm totally new to this bodybuilding and weight lifting thing, so I really need help with it please. I'm taking weight lifting class now but the couch isn't helpful at all, but this is what I'm doing now:

    Upper body:
    Standing Dumbbell curls. (15 lbs/20 reps/5 sets).
    V-bars Pull Downs machine. (2 lbs/20 reps/5 sets).
    Push Press machine. (7 lbs/20 reps/5 sets).
    Peck Deck. (30 lbs/20 reps/5 sets).
    Shoulder Lift machine. (5 lbs/20 reps/5 sets).
    Stationary Bench workout. (20 lbs long with the weight of the thing you're lifting long with the weights/20 reps/3 sets).

    I wanted to do the flat bench lifting thing where you lay on a flat bench and lift weights for like 8-12 times because I know it's very affevtive, but I can't do it with weights, it's just too heavy for me, so I lifted the stick which WAS actually heavy for like 12 times just to try it out but I REALLY wanna consider it during summer, like I wanna do some flat bench work outs too. (I need advice on this workout too, how to start, how much weight to start with/move on).

    Lower body:
    Leg Press. (190 lbs/20 reps/5 sets).
    Leg Extension. (50 lbs/20 reps/5 sets).
    Seated Calf Raise. (50 lbs/20 reps/5 sets).

    I'm not sure if I'm lifting the right amount of weights for me to get muscles. Usually, I lift those things not easily but they're not hard for me for the first 10 reps, from 10-15 it becomes a lot harder, from 15-17 very challanging, 17-20 it's just me dragging myself to get out there because it's like too hard! I do increase weights gradually, I usually go up 1 lb every couple weeks in the machines, and move on about 10 lbs every 2 weeks for freeworks, except for the Dumbbell Curls thingy, I'm still struggling with 15.... But please give me advice on how much weights should I move on in order for me to get MUSCLES, and if there is any other important workout for muscles building that I need, please advice me about too...

    - When I used to work out on my diet, I got some small muscles but it wasn't a very fast/good growth. For the past months and now that I'm eating better, I can see more dramatic change. But now I will go back to diet just to shape myself up and I will quit it anyway before I get to my REAL bodybuilding plan because I REALLY wanna focus on one thing per a while.

    Now the next thing I need help with is my eating schedule for summer, and my protien intake, I'm thinking about this:

    Breakfast:

    - Scrambled egg.
    - Bread.
    - Milk. (It has about 10 g of protien).

    Snack:
    - Apple.

    Another Snack:
    - Any protien bar.

    Dinner:
    - Two pieces of steak/ or 3 pieces of 6 oz chicken breasts.
    - Rice.

    Or I could have pasta for dinner.

    Late supper:
    - Two tablespoons of Peanutbutter and loaf.

    Please tell me what you think about this eating plan and how much protien you think I should get...

    Thank you SOO much for your time!

    • ANSWER:
      For the eating plan, I only know so much. Obviously you need to eat more than you burn to gain muscle (makes sense right?), and just eat healthy and your suppose to have 1/1.5g of protein per pound you weigh. I have heard rice is a good diet food because it fills you up, but doesn't make you gain much weight to do so.

      For the excercise plan the cardio seems fine. The weight lifting looks a little bit wide varietied. A professional routine works 6 days a week and each muscle group twice a week(every 3 days). Your reps are 20, which are suppose to be 8-12 and be pushing yourself at 12, with 3-4sets per excersize, and 3-4 different excercizes per muscle group. Heres my routine:

      Day 1:
      Biceps, triceps, forearms, shoulders
      Day 2:
      Traps, Chest, Lats/back, obliques, abs
      Day 3:
      Quads, calf, hamstring, side of leg(not sure what it's called)

      Then repeat it for another 3 days and then take a days' break. Hope this helped you.

  45. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a body building diet and programme?
    I've tried bodybuilding.com but i'm after a 7 day diet plan with a programme of excercises and reps.

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    can anyone tell me of a good natural bodybuilding site?
    most of the sites either have information about how to build a good physique with steroids and weight losing supplements (like bodybuilding.com) or has a natural bodybuilder asking for money to give alil piece of advice.. isnt there any free natural bodybuilding site featuring the natural workout routines, diet plans and tips for natural bodybuilding fans like me?

    • ANSWER:
      Try this ... have been going there for YEARS. Great Site.
      members.shaw.ca/bodybuilding

  47. QUESTION:
    i am 16 years old i am in to bodybuilding i need help with diet and nutrion i am never fully filled up?
    i am 16 i am 6 foot 3 i workout 3 day split
    my diet is 3/4cup oats 3 egg whites an water in morning with vitamin and arson fat burner its summer and all and i can see my top two abs and some bottom but there still skin even over that it feels thick im trying to get it off
    snacks in between are 46 grams protein
    lunch is 2 chicken breast Brock 1 slice whole wheat toast water
    i drink at least 1 to 2 gallons a day
    dinner is similar to lunch i get about 260 grams protein in daily but im never fully filled up and my metabolism is fast i run every day am i not getting enough please help me out with a diet plan i am 170 pounds

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  48. QUESTION:
    Can someone help me with bodybuilding plan please?
    Hello,
    I'm from Latvia and I live in little country town and i can't find any bodybuilding professional closer that 250km away from here.I want to apologize if my english grammar won't be best one, but i think it should be ok.I wanted to ask someone from here, could someone help me build a bodybuilding program for a guy, who is very skinny and has very little muscles? Firstly, my weight is around 65kg(in lbs around 140), i'm 16 and am 1.71m(67.3 inches) tall.I used to have passive lifestyle(wasn't active) and was a computer game nerd and (sucks) and used to be smarty bookworm who studied hard.I want to build chest, arm, leg muscles.What diet i need to have? How much proteins and carbohydrates i need to to take? How often i need to train(I have serious desire to start bodybuilding, so i'm not afraid of long hours of training) and how many times a day?Can someone help me with planning and help to understand how to do it in future? (formulas of how many carbohydrates and proteins to take depending on factors like weight of the body or training severity).Please help, i know very less about this.

    • ANSWER:
      Very glad to hear you decided to join the club! Let's jump right in!

      First off, you are going to hear from A LOT of people that training is the most important factor when trying to add muscle mass. The sad thing is-- training is only about 25% of it--35% depending on your genetics. Considering that you aren't very large framed and aren't carrying a lot of muscle currently, go SLOWLY into the process.

      Calories: you should be taking in about 2750-3500 calories a day. This will be a good baseline for you and you SHOULD see reasonable results fairly quick. But please, do not rely souly on a mass gainer shake to acquire these calories. If possible, try to acquire 70-85% of these calories from meals.

      Protein, Carbs and Fat: If you were dieting for a show I would recommend that you drop your carbohydrates and kick up your fats and protein to maximize ketosis. But! Because that is not the scenario, this is the plan you will follow. These numbers have already been calculated for your weight to height ratio. For your carbohydrates you should be taking in about 325 grams daily, but NONE after 7:30 - 8:00PM. Your two largest carb meals should take place in the morning (totaling to about 45-65 grams) and after your workout (75-100) grams. Your sources should come primarily from slow digesting carbs, avoid simple sugars; WITH THE EXCEPTION of after your workout. You need to spike your insulin to utilize your post-workout shake. So take in about 12 grams of sugar in your post-workout shake. For protein, you should be taking in about 210-225 grams daily. Once again, your largest protein meals/shakes should be first thing in the morning or directly after a workout, totaling 35-50 grams for either one. Try to take in fast digesting proteins throughout your day that come from sources like eggs, milk, chicken, etc. The highest quality protein I can recommend taking for a shake would be Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Concentrate. Use this for your post-workout shake mix as well as a maltodextrin carbohydrate formula. Also, try taking a casein protein before you go to bed, this is slow digesting and will prevent you from going into catabolism (muscle break down) during the 8 hours you sleep. Your fats, this is a little more tricky. Avoid taking in saturated and trans fats at all costs. Try to get your fats from fish, low fat dairy and vegatables such as avocados. Try to have 20-30(MAX)% of your calories come from these sources.

      Training: The best thing that I can recommend that has worked TREMENDOUSLY for myself is a 6 day split. Training your Chest on Monday, Biceps and Triceps on Tuesday, Quadriceps/Calves on Wednesday, Back on Thursday, Shoulders and Traps on Friday, and Hamstrings/Glutes/Calves on Saturday/Sunday. With your caloric intake, you should be able to recover well and be able to come in fresh after each workout. Each session, AND THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY RULE OF THUMB, should NEVER exceed 75 minutes. If it takes longer, decrease your rest time.

      Chest:
      Start out with incline bench if your upper chest is lacking

      Incline Bench: 12-15 reps, 4 sets. Each set going to near failure without compromising form.
      Dumbell Flat Bench: 8-12 reps, 5-6 sets.
      Decline Barbell Press: 8-12 reps, 4 sets.
      Dips: Failure, 3 sets.

      Biceps and Triceps:
      Focus on form!

      Alternating Dumbell Curls: 12-15 Reps, 2 sets.
      -Superset with-(One set directly after the other)
      Dumbell Hammer Curls: 8-12 reps, 2 sets

      Seated Barbell Curls:
      Find a bench and seat the barbell across your knees and use your biceps to curl the weight(this is a power movement, BUT focus on form)
      8-10 Reps, 2 sets.
      Preacher Curls: 15 reps, 2 sets.

      Tricep Pushdowns: 15-20 Reps, 3 sets.
      Narrow Grip Bench Press: 12-15 reps, 3 sets.
      Skull Crushers: 6-10 reps, 3 sets. (HEAVY)
      Single Arm Dumbell Extensions: 12-15 Reps, 2 Sets.

      Quads/Calves:

      Leg Extensions: 15-20 Reps, 4 sets.
      Leg Press: Emphasis on Quads- 12 Reps, 4 sets.
      Hack squats (with a 45 lb plate underneath the back on your heels) 12-15 reps, 3 sets.

      Seated Calf Raises: 25-40 reps, 3 sets..
      Standing Calf Raises: 25-40 Reps, 3 sets.

      Back:

      Wide-Grip Pull Ups: Failure, 4 sets.
      Lat Pull Downs (Palms facing you): 12 reps, 3 sets.
      Dumbell Rows: 12-15 reps, 4 sets.
      Seated Rows: 12 reps, 3 sets.
      Bent-Over Barbell Rows: 8-10 Reps, 2 sets (heavy)

      Shoulders and Traps:

      Arnold Press: 10-12 Reps, 3 sets.
      -Superset with-
      Dumbell Side Laterals: 15 reps, 3 sets.
      Barbell Front Raises(going all the way above your head): 12 reps, 3 sets.
      -superset with-
      Dumbell Front Raises: 12 reps, 3 sets.
      Rear dumbell laterals: 15-20 reps, 4 sets.

      Dumbell Shrugs(high pull): 8-15 reps, 6 sets. (Going progressively heavier.)

      Hams/Glutes/Calves:

      Deep Squats: 12-20 reps, 4 sets.
      Lying Leg Curls: 12 reps, 4 sets.
      Dumbell Lunges: 20 reps each leg, 4 sets.
      Cable Leg Curls: 15 reps, 2 sets.

      Repeat Calf Exercises.

      Well, my friend, I hope this gives your a VERY good idea of what you ne

  49. QUESTION:
    do i have all the basic tools for bodybuilding?
    im new in bodybuilding and i ll be training at home to gain some muscle mass

    - custom diet plan in accordance to my Weight and height
    - a p90x training dvd guidelines
    - exercises equipments eg. Chin up bar
    - a whey protein powder for weight gaining

    i hate cooking, so i even bought myself a foreman griller for all those juicy steak and meat.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you have a really strong foundation so far. Looks very very solid.

      The only thing I could recommend in adding is a jump rope *seriously:
      http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00017XHO8?ie=UTF8&tag=clogui-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00017XHO8

  50. QUESTION:
    A bodybuilders diet plan for a non training day...?
    Hi guys, began my bodybuilding routine and for my training days i roughly have 2,500 - 3,00 caloies - good mix of cabs and protein to supplement workout ect etc.

    Do i eat exactly the same on my non tranining days - ie for lunch include my brown rice and include noodles, brown rice in dinner etc? Should i consume no carbs or a little less than on my training days

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