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What's the best food to eat for weight loss?

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what's the best food to eat for weight loss? ?
Posted Sat, 21 Dec 2013 in Diet Plans
Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 3 days later
Brief Answer: Must be tailored to the individual! Detailed Answer: Hi friend, Welcome to Health Care Magic The question (language) is rather ambiguous! – I presume, you want to reduce weight / and you are seeking a diet for the same? ____________________________________________________________ There are several diets – promoted by the medical personnel and the media No one regime could be the best… Special diets are difficult to follow for long Some of them are expensive too Programs have to be tailored to the individual It has to go with your habits, society and culture – otherwise long term compliance is not feasible ____________________________________________________________ You have to reduce the QUANTITY of your food and change the QUALITY too. It is not possible to explain or understand the nuances on a single occasion. To start with, reduce the amount to one third of what you are presently taking. Avoid all fats – they have double the energy of carbohydrates. You should see a good DIETICIAN - One generally needs SEVERAL sessions, to master concepts of calories, nutritional values, biological value, vitamins, minerals and so on. _____________________________________________ Exercise helps. But, you need to do really severe and prolonged exercise – several hours. Start half an hour a day and slowly step up every week. Its role is however is limited. For example, in walking 1 kilometre, one spends 1 Calorie per kilogram of his body weight! A cup of rice or an average bar of chocolate has approximately 200 calories. A treadmill may help. The ideal solution is to get yourself enrolled in a Gym and have a supervised program. ____________________________________________________________ Weight is like bank account / The amount in your account comes down when you withdraw more (physical work) and you deposit less (eat less). If the weight is picking up, it only means – the exercise is not enough / the food is more / or both.... You have to reduce the quantity of your food and change the quality too. You need regular exercise. For weight reduction, there is no officially approved medicine without side effects. You need strong motivation.. You have to aim for slow and steady reduction – Up to 2 KG in a week, is generally safe. _____________________________________________ Good luck Take care Wishing all well God bless
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