Archive for December, 2012

Why should you avoild eating grains when dieting?

December 30th, 2012 4 comments

I’ve heard from some people that you should avoid eating grains when dieting. Why is that?

They have more starch which means more carbs… though carbs are good for you too much can make you gain weight. You dont have to completely cut it from your diet but you dont want to live off of them either… a healthy balance should be good for anyone 🙂 hope i helped 🙂

How long does it take for healthy diet to work?

December 30th, 2012 4 comments

For the past years I’ve had the typical SAD diet. Too much fried, too much sugar, too much everything and all the wrong things. I’m thinking about starting a vegetarian diet and adding more raw fruits and veggies to my diet.

I was wondering how long would it take for the healthy diet to start working and helping my body. I keep hearing about health benefits from vegetarian diets — how long before those benefits work for me?

There is no magic pill or program for weight loss, regardless of what others tell you.

When I first started weight watchers, it took me about 6 – 8 weeks before I saw steady benefits i.e. steady 2 – 3 lb loss per week.

You need to follow a sensible diet and start exercising. Start eating fruits and vegetables and lean protein.

There is a great show on the Lifestyle channel, Cook Yourself Thin. They show you how to change your fave recipes to low fat, low calorie. It’s a really neat show.

Their idea is that you take your goal weight and multiply by 10. This number is your maximum daily calories.

You need to eat what’s called filling foods to not get hungry all the time. Things like apples and bananas are filling. Almost all types of beans, garbanzo, green, kidney, re-fried fat-free, beets, cauliflower are some of the many filling veggies.

Avoid over-use of salt, you will retain water.

Drink water, and if you don’t like it plain try a little squeezed lemon or lime in it. Drink at least 8 ozs before each meal.

You may also want to try switching from 3 meals a day and eating 4 or 5 lighter meals.

Exercise, … if you don’t already start walking or anything. Just don’t overdo it at first or you will find reasons to stop.

Losing weight requires a lifestyle change.

Good luck!

What is the best weight loss diet out there?

December 30th, 2012 4 comments

I’ve tried some fast weight loss programs but haven’t found the one I need yet. I have even tried weight loss pills. Please help me!

The reason you haven’t found a fast weight loss program that really works is because it doesn’t exist.

Weight loss (or weight control) is really about making long-term changes to your lifestyle. This means the food you eat, the amount and type of exercise you do, your mindset about yourself/your weight and your stress levels.

The problem most people make is they bounce between different fad diets, losing weight and then putting it all back on again. Understanding how habits are formed and how to integrate new healthy habits into your life would solve this problem.

The reason you don’t hear about these long-term solutions is because the weight loss industry is a billion dollar industry that makes money by keeping you fat and selling you new fad diets every year. To break the cycle you must learn how to control your weight.

I’ve written a free report on this whole topic that explains this in more detail, and provides you with some easy solutions. You can get a free copy at

Best of luck!

tips on how to start off being vegetarian?

December 30th, 2012 5 comments

what to buy to start my diet? Recipes? Websites? other things.

Go to PETA’s website and download their Vegetarian starte plan!

How do fat grams affect a diet revolving around cutting calories?

December 30th, 2012 2 comments

I am currently on a diet watching what I am eating, have about halved my calorie intake, but how does fat grams affect calories and weight loss?

Fats also slow you down when you exercise, whereas leaner proteins and carbs give you energy. You’ll probably end up burning more calories during your workouts if you avoid eating a lot of fat.

That’s not to say that fat is all bad. Olive oil, avocado, and lowfat dairy are good fats that can help keep you feeling full during your diet. Just make sure to consume in moderation 😉

What weight exercises are better for fat loss and muscle?

December 30th, 2012 1 comment

I want to lower my body fat percentage and get definition to look good and be healthier. I don’t have money for a gym membership but I have resistance bands and a ez curl bar. Is lifting many reps per exercise good or lifting lower reps higher weight good for strengthening muscles andowering body fat along with healthy eating and card?

I tried many plans and diet to lose weight an none have worked for long term, until i found program called Xkopsoslex ( google for it) maybe it will help you. All the best

How much can overeating ruin your diet?

December 28th, 2012 4 comments

I’ve been dieting the past few weeks, exercising a bit, and noticed results. However, yesterday I took took the day off, and had many unhealthy foods rounding up to probably around 3500 calories. I ate ~2000 before. How much weight do I gain out of this and how much does this ruin my diet?

3,500 calories in a pound. so you put on less than a half pound. It probably cancelled out more than one day of diet and exercise though.

what are some dieting tips for teenage girls to lose weight FAST?

December 28th, 2012 4 comments

prom is coming up and i want to really drop weight. like fast too. i just want tips and diets and ideas from other people. i want to really be slim, throwing up diets are a heck no! and no mean comments i dont care about your dumb mean comments. star to the best tips & diets!

1 no carbs and NEVER junk food or snacks
2 graze (eat almost constantly) negative calorie foods like carrots cucumber and luttuce to keep ur motabolism going
3 exercise at least 1 hour a day if your serious you should do jogging/running
4 dont eat above 1500 calories and b sure to burn off 500, and closer to the prom like 3 days before lower it to 1200-1000
5 buy a dress a size smaller that you want to fit into this will motivate you as you will know if you dont exercise and diet you will have nothing to wear
This isnt a long term plan…

What are some important components of a successful weight loss plan?

December 28th, 2012 3 comments

Hello Everyone,

I would like to know what are some good ways to help people lose weight?

For instance, if you were to create a weight loss program what would be something that you would make sure to emphasis or implement?

Thanks in advance for your time.

The most critical aspect of a weight loss program is selecting foods that are nutritionally rich and lower in calories.

I lost 80 pounds by simply changing to a low-fat whole plant based diet as described by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. I do exercise, but I learned through experience that diet is far more important than the level of activity. That being said, I do exercise moderately for about one hour each day. Weight training is also a good way to build muscle rather than fat. The volume of tissue created with the same number of calories is seven times more for fat than muscle. I’d rather have an additional pound of muscle rather than seven pounds of fat.

I also learned that maintaining a healthy weight is a lifestyle change. You don’t keep weight off by joining Weight Watchers for one year. Most victims of commercial weight loss programs learn that they cannot keep the weight off for more than about a year or two. Atkins and calorie restricted diets also do not work for the vast majority of people. (Kolata)

Does anyone know of any diets\excerise routines i could try?

December 28th, 2012 1 comment

I need to lose weight, but everytime we have chocalate or something i dig in. It’s not like i’m way over weight just twenty or so pounds, but i need to lose it and get in shape. if you have and diet recipes or exercise is could try please tell me!

Experts recommend that you accumulate one hour of physical activity every day to stay healthy or improve our health. Obviously this is also good if you are trying to lose weight and keeping it off.

The rule is the more intensive the activity is, the shorter the duration of exercise. As you progress into activity with moderate intensity, you can cut down to 30 minutes a day for four days per week.

There are 3 types of exercise that your body needs to keep healthy – cardiovascular, flexibility and strength. Cardiovascular activities are those ranging from moderate to vigorous exercises.

Here are some of the light, moderate and vigorous activities: