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What are the reasons for and benefits of going on a liquid diet?

November 30th, 2012 1 comment

Summer’s here, and I’ve been wanting to focus more on dieting since I have the time.

I’m male, 18, 6’4", weigh about 260, and I’ve lost about 40 pounds since the end of last year with diet and exercise.

My question is, would a liquid diet be a good idea for me in my current health situation? What would be the benefits? Are there any good resources for finding out more about this?

People go on a liquid diet because they have usually been ill or just had a major surgery and the GI tract is impaired. There is absolutely no benefit a liquid diet for any other reason. Like Chris said, it is not healthy.
If you want to continue to lose weight, continue doing what you are doing. If you are at a plateau, then you need to change things up.
For diet, you could simply find a way to drop 100 calories….look to your food groups that 1.) give you a lot of serving allowances in the first place, like the grains group, and 2.) are large contributors of calories, like fats, sweets and oils group and meat or dairy group. So for example, you might find a way to give up 1 slice of bread somewhere, and reduce your portion size on the meat you eat at lunch or give up a slice of cheese on a sandwich.
Or another EASY way to reduce a day by 100 calories is eat how you normally would , and leave about 3-4 bites on your plate at each meal… adds up and you don’t really notice it.
For exercise, you can simply increase it a bit by say, jogging a half a mile more, or adding a game of tennis to your routine etc. Another thing to consider is sometimes, after you are doing a routine for some time, your body gets used to it, so maybe when you first started the routine, your body burned more calories, but 4 wks later, it has compensated and calorie expenditure is less. Change up your routine to throw your body a curve ball. I used to always run, but one time my 60 yr old mother insisted I speed walk with her. I laughed,,,,I run! This will be a breeze. Not the case, I huffed and puffed in a different way and the next day I felt muscle burn in new places. So if you run, try the stair stepper, if you play tennis, try basket ball etc.
Remember what ever you do, diet or exercise, it should always be looked at as a lifestyle…..meaning something you can do for the rest of your life. You could never live on a liquid diet for the rest of life,,,,at least not very well, and, you could never probably keep up with P90X for very long either. Set your goals for something you can attain. It does you no good to do something extreme for a short time, its better to do something normal, for a long duration. The body will do weird things to respond to extreme conditions and many times, its counter productive. Hope this helps. Good luck!!

How do I buy diet pills without my parents knowing?

November 30th, 2012 4 comments

I need to lose some weight, and want to lose it before school starts. Diets that I have tried don’t work.

Diets you’ve tried haven’t worked because they are diets.
Diet pills won’t do the trick either, you need to actually change the way you live.
If you weigh too much, you need to start to work on your diet and change the bad foods to good foods. Balanced, regular and healthy diet is the key.
Also, 1 hour of cardio per day is good for you health and it will help you to get rid of extra pounds in case you have any.

Why do some schools have mandatory meal plans?

November 30th, 2012 2 comments

Whats the rationale? Do they think you won’t eat unless forced to (the money you pay at the beginning of the year is a sunk cost, so it makes the meals you get effectively free, although you’re still out $3,000 or so for th year)

Is it nothing more than a hidden tuition increase?

I did the math and my meal plan comes out to about $8/meal. This is ridiculous. You can eat out and get better quality food for less than $8.

It isn’t a hidden tuition increase, but the reason is almost undoubtedly economic. Most colleges contract with outside companies to provide their foodservice. The more students there are on the meal plan, the more of a quantity discount is offered to the university by the outside food company. Thus, the fewer students who sign up for the meal plan, the higher the cost has to be for the students who remain on the meal plan. Thus, in order to be able to secure decent foodservice rates, some schools (especially those with limited numbers of resident students) require the meal plan.

Know that it is unfair to compare campus meal services and restaurants, because a restaurant can always attract another patron if it loses one. A campus foodservice is limited to those on campus who participate in its programs. If only 5% of students sign up for the meal plan, they can’t look to other audiences to spread out their fixed costs.

You also need to realize that although you could undoubtedly find cheaper food elsewhere, the likelihood that you would be able to get off campus repeatedly for this food, unless your school is a terribly urban campus in the middle of an affordable restaurant district, is poor. My school is in the middle of a city, but to get off campus to get something to eat in the middle of the day, find something to eat, and get back on campus (including re-parking a vehicle) can take a couple of hours. I hate our school’s food, and often bring in lunch, but I would not dream of going off-campus to eat because of the time it would waste.

HELP in developing a research question related to healthy eating and education?

November 30th, 2012 1 comment

the research question will likely to be carrried out on university students i heard that there is heaps and heaps of info on healthy eating but i cant really think of a good question that links with education and healthy eating HELP

umm you can try how eating unhealthy foods leads to sluggish and tired kids which leads to laziness in doing school work?

What is the best weight loss tea product?

November 30th, 2012 5 comments

Hi, I want to know what is the best weight loss tea for losing my belly fat!? I exercise five times a week and eat healthy but I want a little more help 🙂 So I want to know what is the best product from people with experience.

I have always enjoyed green tea as part of my healthy lifestyle, and would recommend it. I would also recommend a product called tava tea, which I have been using since March. It is the strongest weight loss green tea available, tastes great, but the packs are more expensive than regular green tea. Lasts awhile though. Even longer if you reuse the teabags :p

Is it necessary to add supplements to raw cat and dog food?

November 30th, 2012 4 comments

I’m reading up on BARF diet recipes, and i’m wondering whether these supplements are really needed. Isn’t raw meat and organs alone enough for wild cats and dogs?
I also found out about the raw meaty bones (RMB) diet, which I think makes more sense than the BARF

Absolutely not, all the supplements, veggies, dairy products, etc., are completely unnecessary. You’re right, the diet based on "raw meaty bones" designed by Tom Lonsdale makes much more sense than the "BARF" diet.

I feed what is called a "prey-model raw" diet, more closely based on Lonsdale’s diet. It is also based on David Mech’s research on wolves, which shows that wolves do not normally consume, or need, the stomach of the prey or its contents. The diet is simply 80% meat, 10% bone, and 10% organ, half of the organ fed being liver.

The only supplement that I would even consider would be Omega 3 (found in salmon or fish body oil). The reason I would consider this is due to the fact that the grain fed meat typically found in this country is very low in it. If you don’t feed grass-fed meat, wild game, or deep ocean fish (such as salmon, sardines, anchovies, or mackerel), then a supplement would be a good idea to make up for the lack. However, my dogs get venison regularly and one or two sardines every week, so I don’t worry about it.

If you’ve found out about the RMB diet you’ve probably seen some/most of these links, but they’ve been helpful for me so I’ll post them for you anyway:

That third link is actually a free PDF copy of Lonsdale’s book "Work Wonders". It’s definitely worth the read.

Anyway, hope that helps, and good luck with your dog’s (or cat’s) transition to a raw diet!

What effect would cutting out diet soda and replacing it with water have on my body?

November 30th, 2012 3 comments

I tend to drink a lot of diet coke, for the past few days, I’ve stopped drinking it and replaced all of my drinks with water. I know that diet coke has no calories, but will I lose some weight?

You might, but you might not.

Water is much better for you than pop, and you’re not taking in large amounts of artificial sweeteners. You’ll be much more hydrated, and you’ll feel better.

Some people have different reactions to different artificial sweeteners. I used to drink the clear fruit-flavored pop from Wal-Mart (I think it was like Clear American or Sam’s Choice or something). I would get wicked headaches from drinking it. I would literally have a headache for the entire day. My Mom would get horrible leg cramps from it, too. As soon as she cut that out, then the cramps stopped. I stopped drinking that, but I still drink diet pop. I don’t drink it to the same extent.

As for actually losing weight, you might. Your body sometimes confuses the thirst signal for the hunger signal, and if you’re drinking Diet Coke, it isn’t going to be as hydrating as water. (Diet Coke contains sodium– salt. Salt is dehydrating…) So, you are doing a good thing by replacing most of your pop intake with water.

This isn’t to say you can’t drink pop, but make it more of an occasional thing than an every day thing.

What is the best diet plan you have followed?

November 30th, 2012 27 comments

I need a diet plan to kick start a weight loss diet and exercise programme. I plan to follow a diet plan then return to healthy eating when I have lost some weight. I was wondering about slim fast but are there any better suggestions?


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


November 28th, 2012 8 comments

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