What are some foods that I can eat to lose weight?
- MikeLv 71 decade agoFavorite 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 minus the Thermic Effect of Food (TEF). A website that explains this formula in more detail and will help you determine how many calories you need to reach or maintain a certain weight is at http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/we...
Get an online, desktop, or cell phone diet and fitness calculator. This will allow you to easily calculate the above formula, set goals, log your daily calorie consumption, and register your physical activities.
Set realistic goals for your ideal body weight. Here are two websites that will calculate a suggested body weight:
It is difficult and unhealthy to lose more than one or two pounds per week. There are 3,500 calories in a pound. If you eat 500 fewer calories per day for a week you will lose one pound. If you burn through exercise 500 more calories per day for a week you will lose one pound.
Here are two articles on how to break through a weight loss plateau:
*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.
Do not try fad diets or diet pills. Avoid “High Glycemic Load Carbs” (sugar, pastries, desserts, refined starches such as breads, pasta, refined grains like white rice; high starch vegetables such as potatoes) and drink lots of water. Read this article for more information on high GL Carbs:
The following are food pyramids and several articles on what you should eat everyday:
Antioxidant Superstars - Vegetables and Beans:
Antioxidant Loaded Fruits:
Good Carbs Mean Better Weight:
The Benefits of Protein:
Some Fats Are Good For You:
Antioxidants in Green and Black Tea:
What You Should Eat Daily:
Best Foods to Fight off Disease and Keep You Healthy:
*3) Perform cardiovascular, core, and/or strength training on most days. Read a book or find a certified trainer to make sure you're doing all exercises correctly.
The following is a website and numerous articles on cardiovascular, core, and strength training:
Exercise Prescription on the Net
Starting an Exercise Program:
Strength Training Basics:
Cardiovascular Machine Workouts:
Balance Your Way to a Stronger Body:
Understanding Your Training Heart Rate:
Getting a Flat Stomach:
Weight Lifting - Does Order Matter:
Encouraging Exercise in Your Kids:
Strength Training Safe and Effective for Kids:
*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 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.
Send me an email or yahoo instant message to "gainbetterhealth" if you have any questions and good luck!
*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.Source(s): My 25 years of health research and experience. Source Links: Calorie Calculators: http://www.nutritiondata.com/ http://www.calorieking.com/foods/ Calculate Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR): http://health.discovery.com/tools/calculators/basa... Physical Activity Calorie Calculators: http://primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/jumpsite/calcu... http://www.weightlossresource.com/tools/exercise/c... Calculate Calorie Requirements: http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/we... Free Online Diet and Fitness Calculators: http://www.mypyramidtracker.gov/ http://sparkpeople.com/ http://www.fitday.com/ Body Weight Calculators: http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.htm http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/exercise/weight/bmi.... Glycemic Index and GI Database Website: http://www.glycemicindex.com/ Harvard School of Public Health Article on Carbohydrates: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/carboh... MayoClinic Article on Water: http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/library/NU/00283.html Food Pyramids: http://www.rayandterry.com/html/images/PyramidLRG.... http://www.mypyramid.gov/ Foods to Eat: Antioxidant Superstars - Vegetables and Beans http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107638.ht... Antioxidant Loaded Fruits http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107640.ht... Good Carbs Mean Better Weight http://www.webmd.com/content/article/100/105783.ht... The Benefits of Protein http://www.webmd.com/content/article/85/98824.htm Some Fats Are Good For You http://www.webmd.com/content/article/49/40075.htm Antioxidants in Green and Black Tea http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107641.ht... What You Should Eat Daily http://www.oprah.com/health/yourbody/slide/slide_y... Best Foods to Fight off Disease and Keep You Healthy http://www.oprah.com/health/yourbody/slide/slide_y... Certified Trainers: http://www.acsm.org//AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home_... http://www.nsca-lift.org/ http://www.acefitness.org/ http://www.nasm.org/ Cardiovascular, Core, and Strength Training: Exercise Prescription on the Net: http://www.exrx.net/ Starting an Exercise Program http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/ac... Strength Training Basics http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/ac... Cardiovascular Machine Workouts http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/ac... Balance Your Way to a Stronger Body http://www.webmd.com/content/article/64/72314.htm Understanding Your Training Heart Rate http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/ac... Exercise Errors http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/ac... Getting a Flat Stomach http://www.webmd.com/content/article/71/81365.htm Weight Lifting - Does Order Matter http://www.webmd.com/content/article/80/96440.htm Encouraging Exercise in Your Kids http://www.webmd.com/content/article/95/103524.htm Strength Training Safe and Effective for Kids http://www.webmd.com/content/article/32/1728_81005... Sleep Website: http://sleepfoundation.org/ Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005: http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/pdf/foodguide.pdf Realage Website: http://www.realage.com/ AirNow Website: http://airnow.gov/ Indoor Air Purifier Ratings: http://www.air-purifier-power.com/top-10-air-purif...
- JennyLv 51 decade ago
Healthy foods are best for anyone. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and foods high in omega-3. Lean meats and dairy, unless you are a vegan. But to lose weight you have to simply burn more calories than you eat. You can eat foods that aren't good for you and still lose weight if you burn more than you eat. Not a good idea, if you want to be healthy. And the best news is that the more you move, the more you can eat and still have a deficit between calories burned and calories consumed.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Good carbs like celery and carrots will never make you fat. Bad carbs like cake will, but you don't need to know the whole science of glycemic index and load. It is mostly NOT your fault, if you need to lose weight. The way we have been taught to eat is responsible for making obesity the number one health problem in the world (according to Atlantic Monthly magazine) replacing hunger and infectious disease. You need to re-learn how to eat so you can become thin. Not a diet, but diet lifestyle.
Find out about fastest way to lose weight, gradual ways to lose weight, most effective exercise, good and bad carbs and anti-water. Lose bodyfat and retained water which also makes you a lot fatter (bloated). Most important-- make sure to read the last "fat loss tip", first before anything else, to see the number one food that causes Americans to be fat.
- SpencerLv 55 years ago
carry a cooler stocked with three bottles of water a six pack four pb js two oranges a bag of tortilla chips and 12 servings of cool cucumber salsa go to womenshealthmag allrecipes com for the recipe for 22 minutes
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