Eating For Energy

The raw food diet that works for everybody

Eating In The Raw By Carol Alt

Written By: admin - Nov• 07•11

Can you say HOT! It seems that it doesnt matter much which part of the country you are in right now, it is HOT everywhere! And as much as I love being in the kitchen this type of weather makes for the perfect excuse to dine out, not like I need an excuse, but hey, even gluten free recipe developing chefs need time out of the kitchen.

Speaking of dining out, I am reminded of a story that I heard last week from an friend of mine, who just found out she is gluten intolerant. She was relating to me her first experience of dining out and the realization of just how many of her old favorite foods contained gluten.

She said that she was sitting at the kitchen counter on Sunday, contemplating on what gluten free recipe to whip up for dinner that would be easy to make, taste yummy and all without having to turn the stove on. It was just too dang hot outside to also heat up the inside.

While she was surfing through some of my gluten free recipes on my website trying to decide what she could make that fit the bill, in walks her husband who suggests they go out to eat. She said her stomach did a little flip flop since she knew that this was going to be her first adventure dining out since learning of her gluten intolerant condition and she said she wasnt totally sure what she could and couldnt eat. To make it simple for herself, she suggested they go to their favorite local Soup & Salad place down the street. Thinking, what the heck theres no gluten in salad and soup is mostly water, what could be safer and healthier, right? Well she told me that while walking down the salad bar walkway, she was enlightened beyond belief as she started to apply some of the things she had learned.

Knowing to avoid the breads and muffins was a no brainer, but then it came to the salads the questions began to surface. Those Chinese Chicken and Asian Mango mixed salads look really tasty. But that pretty innocuous look, in truth, may not be. These pre-mixed salads are made with salad dressings that all contain binding agents and modified food starch. Dressings which are not part of the gluten free diet plan. Tip - when going for salad, it is best to stick to dressings of lemon/lime juice, olive oil or just the plain wine vinegar and oil.

What about those delicious creamy pasta salad mixtures which, I agree are hard to resist, are they okay to eatnope! Unless you are at a restaurant that caters to the special diet needs of all, you will rarely find a pasta dish that is gluten free. Not only do you need to be aware of the pasta but the sauce they are mixing in with it. Many of those creamy mixtures contain additives, possibly MSG or soy isolate, which are not healthy for some.

Lastly, when dining out be aware of the fact that most all cream soups, unless stated otherwise, WILL contain gluten. Anything which needs to be creamy and thick will have some form of starch or thickening agent which almost always contains gluten.

My friend learned quickly that when dining out, even at a seemingly safe place like a soup and salad bar, the gluten intolerant individual needs to educate themselves before hand. As I say throughout my website, SimplyGluten Free, dont focus on what you CANT EAT but start to focus what you CAN EAT tons of natural foods and gluten free recipes are available, just be smart and educated about your gluten intolerance and stay cool!


Eating In The Raw Cookbook

Written By: admin - Nov• 07•11

The Benefits of Raw Vegetables

We’ve been told since birth to eat our vegetables and yet far too few of us actually do it. Even when we do get around to eating our vegetables it’s only after we’ve cooked out most of the natural nutrients that our body is desperately craving.

Keep in mind, as you proceed, that while all raw vegetables are incredibly beneficial, raw green vegetables actually serve as the basis of nearly all life on this planet. That may sound a bit extreme to you, but stop and consider for a moment that almost every organism on this planet survives by either eating raw green vegetables or by eating an animal that eats raw green vegetables…they really are that important.

I know, you’ve probably eaten most of your vegetables cooked since you can remember. Simply put, just because something has “always” been done a certain way doesn’t mean that it’s the best way to do it. You will get a lot more out of your vegetables if you consume them raw.

I specifically used the word “consume” because, in reality, you get the same benefits from raw green vegetable juice as you do from eating them whole and usually you get it faster. This is because raw vegetable juice takes less internal work to digest and is absorbed into the body almost instantly.

It seems that most people only know that they should eat vegetables because they remember mom telling them to; very few people seem to have a grasp on the amazing nutritional value of vegetables.

Raw vegetables are extremely rich in minerals, vitamins, trace elements, enzymes and natural sugars. All of these are things that your body needs to function properly and the raw veggies will help stabilize and normalize your natural bodily functions. They actually help pretty much ALL of your natural bodily functions operate.

You’ve probably heard about the necessity of vitamins and nutrients to your overall health your entire life, but the concept of enzymes may be new to you. Basically, the enzymes in raw vegetables help your body digest food. This is one of the reasons that green vegetables are sometimes considered “nature’s laxative,” because they get your stomach working properly.

The average American diet is actually comprised of quite a few foods that are incredibly difficult for our bodies to digest properly. When we aren’t digesting properly, the food sits in our stomach longer than it should and we miss out on any nutritional value it did possess.

Okay, so at this point, you may have started to become convinced about the necessity of vegetables…but why raw?

All of our cooking methods have been shown in scientific studies to reduce the amount of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes in vegetables. Of the cooking methods, steaming has been shown to retain the largest amount of vitamin content although it still reduces it.

Vegetables begin losing their valuable nutritional elements as soon as they are plucked, pulled or picked from the ground. For this reason, the additional loss of nutrients during cooking would be a smaller problem if we grew our own vegetables and cooked them the same day we harvested them.

However, most of us don’t live that way. The largest majority of us purchase our vegetables at the grocery store after they’ve been shipped hundreds or thousands of miles. During that time, the nutritional value has been seeping out of them.

Finally, to make matters worse, repeated studies have shown that commercially grown vegetables, right out of the ground, aren’t as rich in nutrients as they were 50 years ago. One large contributing factor to this is that farmers have found so many ways to make their crops grow faster that we aren’t receiving the full benefit of naturally mature veget 00004000 ables.

It is admittedly extreme, but not that extreme, to state that any vegetable you get from the grocery store and then cook at home probably has the nutritional value of cardboard by the time it hits your stomach.

Start eating (or drinking) raw vegetables as soon as you can. Whenever possible, grow them yourself or purchase them from local farmer’s markets.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What would be the most practical vegan raw cookbook to buy for preparing single meals for a raw foodist?
    I will be the only person in my family eating raw. What would be the most practical book? Also practical recipes. not like fancy restaurant food.

    • ANSWER:
      This is the best one: http://www.amazon.com/Raw-Food-Made-Easy-People/dp/1570671753/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1260742891&sr=8-3

      Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People. Not only are the recipe meal sizes small, they also don't use a lot of expensive equipment that other "cookbooks" do. There is no dehydrator or high powered blender necessary. It looks pretty shady and from the 80s, but the recipes are good.

      Another good one is: http://www.amazon.com/Anis-Raw-Food-Kitchen-Delectable/dp/1600940005/ref=pd_sim_b_5

      Ani's Raw Food Kitchen has equally small recipes and simple procedures, though I don't like the rampant pictures of herself personally.

      Hope that helps!

  2. QUESTION:
    Please recommend a vegan/vegetarian/raw/healthy recipe book for me?
    I am looking for a good recipe book but apparently the way I eat does not fall into a specific category so I am having trouble finding something.

    I eat Fruits, Vegetables, Beans, and Nuts. I do not eat animal products (meat, milk, eggs, etc...) I also do not eat any breads. Vegetarian has too much dairy, eggs, oils, etc... and Vegan cookbooks have too much bread in them for me. The closest thing I can find is a raw cookbook but I enjoy cooked vegetables a lot so that is kind of useless. There are also tons of other classifications like fruitarian, nutritarian and i'm sure other things I've never heard of. Maybe one of those would be good?

    Also a lot of cookbooks in these categories have way too much info on why you should eat vegetarian/vegan/raw/whatever. I don't really care about that I just want the recipes. Also many of these same cookbooks have 50 super rare ingredients that are hard to find in each recipe. Simple recipes are better.

    Also a lot of them require tons of equipment. I have a Vita-mix blender (which is awesome by the way). I don't have a juicer, or dehydrator and I do not want to purchase them.

    Any input would be great. I feel like since I am not in some specific classification this is a lost cause but hopefully someone out there can help me. Thanks!
    Just some more info. That is my diet like 95% of the time. I do eat bread occasionally so if a recipe book has some bread in it that is fine. Maybe a vegan cookbook is best? I try to stay away from the processed food which is why I started looking at raw cookbooks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello

      I know exactly what you mean, after much searching myself I found three excellent books that have fabulous recipes that are pretty easy and delicious:-

      http://www.amazon.co.uk/Eat-Smart-Raw-Recipes-High-Energy/dp/1904010121

      http://www.amazon.co.uk/Raw-Living-Detox-Your-Energy/dp/1904943748/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310308763&sr=1-1

      http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vegetarian-Cooking-Without-products-saturated/dp/0722538979/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310308801&sr=1-1-fkmr0

      Also, have a look at the two video links below for recipes, they are very good.

      http://www.youtube.com/user/TotallyVegetarian
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iPt5YZM2zs&feature=channel_video_title

      Take Care
      Spirit World Messages

  3. QUESTION:
    I'm thinking about becoming a vegetarian...is this a good idea, and where can I find good recipes?
    I'm more interested in becoming a pescatarian or flexitarian. I am thinking about cutting out most meat (but maybe still keep fish and seafood in my diet for occasional consumption, like once a week). I really like the taste of meat, but I don't like what it does to my body (generally it's greasy and it gives me stomach problems...yuck) and I really don't like the way the animals are treated (although I do admit that it isn't my main reason).

    I could eat raw vegetables like my friends eat chocolate when they're PMSing, but I am picky about the vegetables I eat. I like most peppers, cucumber, carrots, celery, spinach, alfalfa sprouts (especially in veggie wraps), and lettuce. I'm sure there are other items, but at the moment, I can't think of the other things. I really like fruit, but it's probably too acidic and sugary to eat more than the recommended amount.

    I'm not sure if I want to cut out dairy. I like milk and cheese, but it won't be difficult for me to switch to soy milk or almond milk since I like the taste, but I don't really like the idea of cheese substitutes... I get the idea that the texture would be gross when it melts (I could be wrong, especially since I've never tried it). Plus, I have a family history of osteoporosis and I'm not convinced that I can get the right amount of calcium from dairy substitutes (maybe I can, but I'm a skeptic).

    Anyway, are there any good cookbooks with vegetarian recipes? What websites have the best vegetarian recipes?

    Thanks in advance :)

    • ANSWER:
      If you are having health problems due to meat and are considering going vegetarian you definitely should. The fake meat products that they have these days are amazing you can really have anything from a burger to fake chicken nuggets, fake bacon and sausage.. and I think it is all pretty delicious.

      As far as recipes go I love to cook and the best websites that Ive found so far are: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetarian-recipes
      http://allrecipes.com/Recipes/Everyday-Cooking/Vegetarian/main.aspx
      http://www.veggieboards.com/

      There are a ton of recipes on those sites that come without meat. But with all the fake meat products out there you can basically have anything that you had before just replace the meat with the fake version

      As for the calcium soy milk doesnt have as much as regular milk but it does have some. Also almonds have calcium and so does broccoli and soy beans. Also you can always take a calcium vitamin

      Good luck!

  4. QUESTION:
    Raw Food Diet Question!?
    So I started the Raw Food Diet about 4 days ago (yeah, go me! lol), and I would like to know what you think of my diet so far. It's only 4 days worth of food, and i'm still new to the game. I have done some research and am still waiting for my Raw cookbooks to come in the mail, so tell me if what i'm doing is right, if i'm eating the wrong things during the day or if i'm eating the right things but at the wrong time? I'll break it down into days and then what I had for each meal.

    Day One:
    Breakfast - Smoothie made with half an avocado, banana, apple, some celery and an orange.
    Lunch - Salad with Romaine Lettuce with chopped celery, carrots and sunflower seeds, with an extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice dressing. also had a smoothie with Nectarine, banana and orange.
    Dinner: three Organic eggs (these I cooked, I think I scrambled these), a banana and half an avocado.
    Snack: a handful of sunflower seeds.

    Day two:
    Breakfast - Smoothie with spinach/banana/orange, and 2 organic scrambled eggs with raw tomatoes on top,
    Lunch - Spinach and Romaine salad with carrots, cucumber, tomatoes and avocado slices, with a lemon juice and olive oil dressing, followed by a mango and banana smoothie.
    Dinner - forgot to document, don't remember what I had, but probably the eggs again.

    Day three:
    Breakfast - kiwi,apple, banana and spinach smoothie, with two scrambled organic eggs with raw tomatoes and green peppers.
    Lunch - same kind of salad as day two
    dinner - Same dinner as day two, only difference, had a mango and orange smoothie as well.

    Day Four:
    Breakfast - 3 overeasy eggs, topped with green peppers, and a bowl of chopped apple, banana and kiwi, also had my spinach and banana smoothie.
    Lunch - Huge romaine and spinach salad, with green peppers, carrots, sunflower seeds, cucumber and a lime juice and olive oil dressing.
    Dinner - 3 overeasy eggs over a whole sliced avocado, also had a banana.

    Please tell me if i'm eating things at the wrong time of day, or if i'm eating too many eggs, or whatever else you want to tell me! Everything is raw and organic, i'm still in the process of waiting for certain meats to come in the mail (i'm not vegan raw), and also my book so I can actually cook things (because right now i'm just eating fruits and veggies with some eggs thrown in there). Is this a good start?

    • ANSWER:
      I have a question, are you planning on eating the meat raw? If so, I would definitely suggest against that. I don't know where you're getting the meats from, but humans eating meat is a very different situation than animals eating meat. If you killed the animal yourself and ate it right then and there, you would be fine. But if you buy meat from somewhere or even if you catch it yourself there is a waiting period between when the animal was killed and when you eat it which allows the bacteria to multiply. Also, it's very difficult to get quality meat because the standards aren't what they should be on traditional farms and slaughter houses. Just be very careful!

      As for exactly what you're eating and when you're eating it, I actually think that's the wonderful thing about the raw food diet. You don't NEED to manipulate your diet to fit with some nutritional ideal, because without all the artificial ingredients your body will tell you what it needs. What is important in the early stages is to listen to your body. Your body will probably tell you to eat foods high in carbs, sugars, and calories. This is fine. Your body has been somewhat malnourished for awhile now and so it's going to amp up your appetite. You're also not used to those natural signals because we've been told for so long to get x percentage of this nutrients, Y grams of this and that's not how we should do things. Do whatever you need to to get through the early stages of the diet. Eat as many nuts, avocados, figs, dates, and raw deserts as you want. Listen to what your body is telling you (unless it's telling you to eat cooked foods that is!). It knows what it needs.

      After a few weeks your hunger will subside and you will want to eat less. It's important to listen to your cravings. That is the most accurate guide to what you need at the moment. People who eat a standard cooked diet cannot do that because all the artificial ingredients affect your hunger signals. But when you eat raw, you can actually trust it, and it will be the best indicator of your needs. :-)

  5. QUESTION:
    Need help translating recipe in OLD cookbook, probably Appalachian...?
    I am going to type the recipe EXACTLY as it appears in the book, and then how I have translated it thus far, any help would be appreciated.

    RESIPEE FOR CUKIN KON-FEELPEES

    Gether your pees 'bout sundown, the folrun day, bout leven o'clock, gowge out your pees, with your thum nale, like gowgin out a man's eyeball at a kote-house.

    Rense your pees, parbile them, then fry em with som several slices uv streekt. Middlin, incouragin uv the gravy to seep out and intermarry with your pees. When modritly brown, but not scorcht, emplty intdo a dish.

    Mash em gently with a spune.
    Mix with raw tomarters, sprinkled with a little brown sugar. And the immortal dish ar quite ready. Eat a hepe, eat mo and mo. It is good for your general helth uv mind and body. It fattens you up, makes you sassy, goes throd and throd your very soul. But why don't you eat? Eat on. By jings. Eat. Stop! Never while thar is a pee in the dish.

    Mozis Addums
    RECIPE FOR COOKING ?? (COUNTRY PEAS?)

    Gather your peas about sundown. The following day, about eleven o’clock, gouge out your peas with your thumb nail, like gouging out a man’s eyeball at a kote-house. (No idea what a kote-house is. Brothel? Speakeasy? Gambling den? Afraid it might be a nasty racial slur…If so I’m SORRY!)

    Rinse your peas, parboil them, then fry them with some several slices of streekt (steak, or archaic word for bacon?) . Middling, encouraging of the gravy to seep out and intermarry with your peas. When moderately brown, but not scorched, empty into a dish.

    Mash them gently with a spoon.
    Mix with raw tomatoes, sprinkled with a little brown sugar. And the immortal dish is quite ready. Eat a heap, eat mo and mo. It is good for your general health of mind and body. It fattens you up, makes you sassy, goes through and through your very soul. But why don't you eat? Eat on. By jings. Eat. Stop! Never while there is a pea in the dish.
    Mozis Addums, probably Moses Adams
    I have not tried making the recipe yet. I'm trying to preserve the book as much as possible. It has totally fallen appart, so I'm putting the pages in plastic sleaves, with the translations of the recipes on the following page on acid free paper.

    I've even been looking through books written by Mark Twain, for some of the odd words I'm running across.
    This is not a parody. This is an 1800's cookbook I own.

    I'm wondering if Kon-FeelPees could be Comfort Peas, instead of Country peas?
    This is not a parody. This is an 1800's cookbook I own.

    I'm wondering if Kon-FeelPees could be Comfort Peas, instead of Country peas?

    • ANSWER:
      I would translate "RESIPEE FOR CUKIN KON-FEELPEES" to "Recipe for Cooking with Field Peas". "Kon" reminds me of the Romance Language "con" meaning "with". "Feelpees" is likely "field peas". Field peas are a small seeded pea that is used for human food when young and tender and for forage/fodder when mature. They were quite common in rural areas east of the Mississippi River even into the 1950s. The plant is hardy and requires little care. They're similar in flavor to chickpeas but their texture is like black-eyed peas.

      "slices uv streekt" probably means "slices of streak-o-lean". "Streak-o-lean" is salt pork that has a streak of lean running through it. In other words, fresh pork belly that has been salt cured rather than smoked to become bacon.

      "Middlin, incouragin uv the gravy to seep out" probably means to press on the streak-o-lean to get more of the melted fat out of the meat.

      "kote-house" is a bit more problematic. Often in rural areas Courthouse is pronounced coathouse. Then too a cote is a small house for pigeons, goats, etc. A Kot is a small house or bungalow in India. Another possibility is cot (bed). In early America, in small, isolated communities, prostitutes had little one room shacks with little more than a cot for furniture. And a last explanation is it translates to "cathouse" where I can imagine that unruly "clients" were dealt with by gouging their eyes.

  6. QUESTION:
    Cookbook for a bad gag reflex child?
    I'm looking for a cookbook that specializes in children who are picky about soft foods. My son has an over-active gag reflex and only likes crunchy things. Even just some food suggestions would be good - he'll eat all kinds of crunchy raw fruits and veggies, which is good, but I have trouble getting him to take dairy, meat, and bread items. He hates the usual "kid" staples like mac 'n' cheese and PB&J. FYI a low-fat and/or low-sodium cookbook is no good because I have two children with cystic fibrosis that need high-calorie diets.

    • ANSWER:
      Whole wheat toast
      edamame (soy beans)
      Take a boneless skinless thigh, spice to taste, and cook it in a pan with a little oil until it crusts up on one side, then flip and cook until it crusts up on the other side. The best way to get a good crust is through neglect.

      Also, this is weird, but when I was a kid I couldn't have dairy. Instead, whenever the family had canned salmon, they'd feed me the bones. It's a crunchy source of calcium.

  7. QUESTION:
    Looking for a cookbook for my sensory-overload child?
    My son has sensory issues that include an over-active gag reflex. So I'm looking for a cookbook that specializes in children who are picky about soft foods. He only likes crunchy things. Even just some food suggestions would be good - he'll eat all kinds of crunchy raw fruits and veggies, which is good, but I have trouble getting him to take dairy, meat, and bread items. He hates the usual "kid" staples like mac 'n' cheese and PB&J. FYI a low-fat and/or low-sodium cookbook is no good because I have two children with cystic fibrosis that need high-calorie diets.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      Sounds like you have a tough job as far as diets go...

      If he likes crunchy things, the raw fruits & veggies are definitely great.

      Also, you might try different kinds of crackers, possibly with a thin layer of peanut butter (if there is not allergy there), or thinly sliced cheese, a harder cheese like a cheddar.

      As far as meat goes, it's not very crunchy...at least, it shouldn't be ;-) , so you might want to focus on other sources of protein. Nuts are great because they crunch, and they're very healthy, good for brain development & high in protein. You can try many different kinds, depending on what your son likes.

      And I don't know what your son drinks, but if he will drink milk, this also has protein in it (as does cheese, etc.). You could try chocolate milk, if he doesn't like regular...or even try a soy milk. I like the Silk Soy Chocolate milk myself.

      Granola is another thing that comes to mind. You could even make this yourself or buy it in the store. Here is a site with a recipe for it:

      http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,1977,FOOD_9936_17135_,00.html

      And here is another site that gives some more granola ideas:

      http://allrecipes.com/Recipes/Breakfast-and-Brunch/Cereals/Granola/Main.aspx

      As far as other bread items go, how about cereal? If he doesn't like it with milk, how about dry?

      This is all I can think of for now, but if you have a chance, take a look at my website. It is geared toward families with sensory special children:

      http://www.sensoryintegrate.com

      Good Luck, it sounds like a challenge!

      Jessica
      http://www.sensoryintegrate.com

  8. QUESTION:
    Looking for vegan food options that aren't soy substitutes.?
    Alright, due to medical recommendations, I'm removing animal products from my diet. I'm not going the unhealthy meat substitute route where you eat a bunch of gross processed mock-meat foods. I've been eating mostly fruit and veggies (variety of deep leafy greens, etc), making sure to get in B12, taking a vitamin supplement and tofu for protein. What cookbooks and recipes would you recommend for a vegan? Also, any opinions on raw foods?

    • ANSWER:
      Congratulations on your healthy new diet! Don't worry. You will have endless options for wonderful meals without needing to rely on overly-processed foods and fake meats. Often if you wish to make something similar to a burger, hot dog, meatloaf, or meatball - it can be made out of beans, chickpeas, lentils, walnuts, etc.

      Also, for B-12, you might want to check out nutritional yeast flakes that you sprinkle on top of your food. It tastes a little like cheese, and you will notice it in numerous recipes for vegans. Red Star is probably the most common brand. You can get it in the bulk food bins at Whole Foods or order it online.

      Nutritional Yeast
      http://www.bulkfoods.com/yeast.htm

      Bistro Katie Plant-based Shopping List
      http://bistrokatie.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/shoppinglistbistrokatie1.pdf

      Bistro Katie
      http://bistrokatie.com/

      Power Plate
      Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
      http://pcrm.org/health/powerplate/index.html

      Post Punk Kitchen
      http://www.theppk.com/

      Fat Free Vegan
      http://fatfreevegan.com/

      Veg Web
      http://vegweb.com/

      Veggilicious
      http://www.veggilicious.com/

  9. QUESTION:
    Weight loss tips and I need a thinspo buddy!?
    Hi! So, I'm 14, 5'11 and 215. I'm disgusted with myself. I have hypothyroidism, unfortunately. I'm going to follow this eating plan for two weeks, then one week non-raw and healthy, still, and do that for 3 months.
    Breakfast- A mango, apple or something oof the sort or a package of minimuffins. (Yes, minimuffins are terrible for you, but anything else makes me sick. I'll try to stay with a mango.)
    Lunch-A green salad with garbanzo beans, some sort of vegan dressing, maybe tofu, or something on my salad. Any tips for easy lunches I can bring to school? Maybe soups?
    Dinner- Same things as lunch but with some sort of protein. Most likely salmon, or prawn, or lightly marinated chicken. Any other raw dinners?
    From what I understand, raw doesn't mean 100% fruits and veggies! Basically 75%, which is what I'll stick to!
    On my 'free week' I'll have the same breakfast, a subway sub from school (italian bread, ham, lettuce, some sort of cheese, banana peppers.) and then a gluten free veggie noodle dish, any other ideas for a healthy lunch?

    PLEASE! Recommend some cook books!

    And! I need a weight loss buddy. Someone I don't know in real life so I don't have to be ashamed with my real life friends.
    Please mention if you want in :) it would be fun to start a little group!
    And I'll be drinking zero soda! Currently I have a awful knee injury, so I won't be doing much running, mainly bike riding. PLEASE give me recipe/cookbook suggestions! Not Hungry Girl please :) thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:

  10. QUESTION:
    Are there any good allergy-free dessert cookbooks for young children?
    Here's the deal. I have a 4-year-old nephew who's been a very good boy this year, and I want to get him something super special for Christmas. He's allergic to EVERYTHING. This includes:
    -Wheat gluten
    -Oats
    -Corn
    -Soy
    -Dairy
    -Sulfates (he can only eat organic and sulfate-free fruits and dried fruits)-
    -And his system is very sensitive to red meats, and less so white meats. He can't eat red meat at all, and can only have poultry once in a while and fish up to three times a week or his poor tummy gets all upset and he breaks out in a rash.
    -Sugar cane

    Luckily, though, he's not allergic to any nuts that we know of. He basically can never have any desserts at all, despite the fact that he has a sweet tooth. When he comes to visit me, he's able to eat a lot of what I bake because I'm a vegan and avoid wheat and soy, but his mom (my sister) is a terrible baker and all her kitchen dessert concoctions are disastrous (despite the fact that she's a wonderful cook). He's had cake TWICE in his life, and only because of me, and this one wheat-free vegan bakery on the Lower East Side of Manhattan (where, I might add, the cupcakes are the size of baseballs but cost !).

    SO, I was thinking what would be awesome for him and my sister is if I got both of them a dessert cookbook for allergy-prone children. That way, my sister won't have to look all over the internet for random recipes, and she'll have a whole bunch of lovely recipes right there with clear instructions (because it's pretty disastrous trying to substitute chickpea flour in recipes that call for wheat, which is what she's tried doing). Furthermore, she's also a working mother and tight on money, so if she's able to have a cookbook that revolve around some basic ingredients, that would pretty much save her life (not really).

    I spent a large part of today doing some Christmas/late Hannukah shopping, some of which is online. I've looked all over the internet and in bookstores all over New York City, but can't find anything for allergy-prone children. I found some goofy stuff like "raw desserts" but come on; children don't generally like "raw carob pie" or some crap like that. If you can recommend a SPECIFIC dessert book for children with allergies, and for parents on tight budgets, that would be AMAZING! My sister spends twice as much on her son's food than she does on her two daughters' food combined since she has to get all of it at freakin' Whole Foods, even though she works as a gym teacher.

    I just want my nephew, who's such a total sweetheart, to be able to experience eating a cupcake once in a while without having to automatically say "I'm allergic" (which is his kneejerk response to any food offered to him). He totally deserves it!

    Thanks for reading this ridiculously long question (there were a lot of specifics that had to be mentioned), and have a Happy Holidays!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I would make her the cookbook. Do the research and put together a collection of recipes that will work for him. You can go in to an office supplies store such as Office Depot and they will print it for you and bind it, or you could get supplies at a craft shop such as Michaels and make it yourself. As you would know, there are tons of sites where you can find recipes and adapt them. When I read your question, one cookie I thought of that my niece loves is macaroons and she has a lot of allergies. You probably know these sites, but just in case you haven't seen them.

      http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/free_food_allergy_recipes.html
      http://www.northshire.com/siteinfo/bookinfo/9780470448465/0/

      He might be able to eat this cake.

      http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/desserts/r/chocpecantorte.htm
      http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=9106

  11. QUESTION:
    Is this a healthy diet for me?
    I want to eat healthier AND save money. I make Vegetarian Black Bean Chili from the Greens Cookbook (http://www.panix.com/clay/cookbook/bin/show_recipe.cgi?chili+recipe2 ). It has no salt and almost no fat - just a little to saute the onions. I also add a package of Yve's Meatless Ground (http://www.yvesveggie.com/products/detail.php/meatless-ground-round-original ). If I ate this every day, plus some almonds, apples, oranges and raw turnips (just because I like them), would that be healthy for me? Do the beans plus the soy in the meatless ground make a complete protein? Would I get sick after a month?
    I know it sounds boring but it's the one thing I can make really well and I absolutely love it. I never get tired of eating it and look forward to it when I come home. I don't have time to cook so I make a huge batch on the weekend that usually lasts me a week and a half. I really need to save money and it's so cheap. I just want to make sure it doesn't kill me.

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing but that every day? Yes, you would. You need fat. You also need a variety of fruits and veggies. And you need leafy green veggies I doubt this meal covers your full requierment of all vitamins and minerals. That's why variety is important.

  12. QUESTION:
    My mum turned vegetarian and now she won't cook any meat for me, I'm a terrible cook and I can't buy takeout?
    let me try my question again i need to put in some extra info

    I'm an adult and live in my mum's flat (which is normal over here - housing is pretty much the most expensive in the world - read at the bottom too, important!) and she's a single mother (so also has less income than most families). I don't have any other family her parents are dead and she's an only child and we're not in touch with my father's family. Anyway I never cooked before in my life until several months ago. In fact I actually had to plead with her to give me money so I can buy my meat. Well I'm a TERRIBLE cook. No matter what happens I keep getting food not cooked right and they're always too raw, or sometimes overcooked it, sometimes it's burned, and every single time it simply tastes awful I had to throw away a lot of what I cooked. And my mum won't even help she leaves me do it all myself and would lock herself in her room when I'm cooking. Yet she yells at me because I'm wasting money on food that I'm not eating. Well my solution was to go out and buy ready made meat from takeout places. But she claims they're too expensive and won't give me the money for them anymore so all I can afford is buy the raw ones to cook myself. That or her best suggestion, just don't eat meat like her.

    Please help

    I have read cookbooks and got recipes, but they simply don't help.

    I'm a student have no money. And she won't let me get a job until I graduate so don't tell me to just do so.

    It simply is the way it is here. Everyone lives pretty much like me when we're adults. Almost all the kids don't move out their parents homes until they're married and both sides have to work their asses off for money and they 90% of the time still can only afford to rent and not buy. And a young 22 year old living themselves (even renting) can only be found in rich families. I know some people in their 30s still living with parents because they don't have enough money for a place of their own - it's very much the norm here. So no, I'm not living off of my mum simply because I'm taking advantage of her so don't tell me that. It's simply the living style of everyone here, and it's what we have to live with, in fact many parents don't like to let their kids move out. And don't say I'm doing nothing in my mum's place. I help clean it and I do all the washing. I hope you understand the situation where it is where I live. Seems not the same living style that some of you have and it's really is different so please respect us and understand our culture. If you don't understand and can't put yourself in our shoes and think, don't answer the question if your culture is different and you expect every culture to follow yours! Thankyou very much for that

    • ANSWER:
      You're mom just became a vegetarian, basically saying she wants nothing to do with meat. To force her to cook it for you doesn't make sense because she doesn't want to have anything to do with it. Sorry she never taught you how to cook but maybe you can take some classes or even youtube since it's visual and you can go along with the video at your own pace. You're going to have to learn somewhere along the line anyway. If you can't get a job you and your mom should negotiate a food allowance for you, that way you don't have to keep going back to her and asking. Maybe your mom will let you get a part time job if you and her cannot agree on a food allowance for you to purchase the things you like, just enough for you to pay for some foods. Maybe you could sell avon (I'm assuming you live in the uk) since it's can be done online.
      I did not mean to disrespect your culture, i didn't know what culture you're from (and i might still be wrong)

  13. QUESTION:
    Can pugs eat oats (not the packaged stuff- the real oats: rolled oats or the Quaker 1 minute oats)?
    I like to cook for my dog and he doesn't eat corn, wheat, soy or by-products. He is being fed the BARF diet and I also make his treats. I have a cookbook full of recipes that I have not yet made. I am still figuring out how to get rid of the whole wheat flour. On my day off, I ground oats in a coffee grinder and compared it to the flour. It is both the same texture.... I was just making sure it is okay for a pug to eat oats seeing as they are notorious to food allergies.

    ALSO: If you have a pug and you cook for him/her-
    1) whats his favorite treat? (if it is homemade- PLEASE give the recipe, I am always looking for new ones!)
    2) If you are a fellow raw feeder, whats your pug's fave meat and what is your schedule?
    Hi,
    Sorry for the misconception. I DO FEED RAW.
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      oats cause cancer, diabetes, UTIs. THEY ARE NOT GOOD FOR PUGS

  14. QUESTION:
    WWE SIGns!!!!!!!!!!!?
    We've CENA nuff
    "Triple H fears divorce."
    "RAW Spoiler: Triple H Wins!"
    "HHH is holding down my sign!"
    "wHHHo booked this crap?"

    Kane is my dentist.

    My sign is more over than HHH.

    Hogan Fears Aging

    Viscera ate my Dad

    Big Show Please Don't Spit on Us

    Kane is running on FAKE Deisel power

    IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT MY SIGN SAYS!

    Debra 4:69

    Hey, Rock! Come smell what I just cooked!

    Hey! I think I won a contest! I got these tickets for free at the door! (person at a WCW show)

    What Does Everybody Want??? Sable!!!

    Hogan is so old he farts dust!

    Nitro just ran out of fuel

    Hey Tyson-BiteME!

    Hey Mike-Did it taste like chicken?

    Hogan vs. Flair.... Age in the Cage!!

    THE GUY BEHIND ME CAN'T SEE"

    Brisco Brothers Body Shop Stole My Hubcaps

    I didnt know what to write

    Attention Kmart Shoppers-- SUCK IT!!!

    LODI STOLE MY SIGN

    Goldberg fears competition

    Emler Fudd says'WCW=Weal Cwappy Wessawing'

    Chyna: toughest man in all of wrestling

    Nitro Girls - Who knees 'em?

    I hitch-hiked for this match?

    Chyna Your The Man!

    I'M NOT A JERICOHOLIC!!! I'M AN ALCOHOLIC!!!

    WCW = WE CAN'T WRESTLE!

    WE GOT IN 4 FREE!!

    OLD-Berg

    Look MA I'm on Rasslin'!!

    NO MORE 3:16 SIGNS. 3:16

    This Space for Rent"

    Hogan fears....EVERYBODY!!!!

    Jerichololics Anonymous

    Drunk 24:7

    Give Goldberg a push

    Beer 3:16

    Chyna is my long lost brother

    I hate signs

    I Need A Girlfriend

    "Will Wrestle For
    "Will Wrestle forFood" (It was some person wearing a Hulk Hogan costume)

    Hey Sable suck it!

    We love all 26 Guerreros"

    I'm Drunk

    Who Booked This Crap?

    Your Paying .95 For This!

    Steal Cable TV

    The Cork says' know your role and plug your hole

    NWO-Nash Wussed Out

    The LWO stole my wallet

    My sign sucks

    Ric Flair=Nervous Breakdown WHOOO!

    Goldberg = 2 moves

    COLD BEER

    Debra 36:DD

    Hogan Fears Rogaine

    The Rock's cookin stinks!

    We got in through the air vents!

    Don't goto Bossmans barber

    WCW / nWo = World Championship Wrestling not Worth ordering

    Chyna has a nice butt-- for a guy!

    Chyna is my long lost brother!

    WWF = We Want Fans

    Sign.

    Pointless sign.

    How did we get in here?

    We'll trade our free tickets for some KFC! - Seen @ Nitro

    Who farted?

    This guy smells funny! - With arrow pointing to guy _|

    We're on Raw and you're not!

    I'm on TV!

    Scott Steiner was in Hollywood - (Hogan)

    Drunk 24/7

    WCW = Wheel Chair Wrestling

    Chyna is my dad!

    These seats suck!

    WCW = We Copy WWF

    Scott Hall drank my beer!

    Sting is an evil mime

    Scott Hall cracks me up!

    Big Poppa Pumps Steriods

    YOUR AD HERE!

    The LWO stole my wallet!

    I have the Rock's cookbook!

    The Rock's cooking stinks!

    OH Hell Yeah!, Front Row!

    hey rock, know your mouth and shut your role

    Funaki is my Dad

    WWF= Who Wants Foley

    AUSTIN FOR SALE! $ 3:16

    "Viscera ate my other sign"

    IRS=Isn't Rotunda Stupid
    The Rock fears Hogan's air guitar
    This is not a Chris Benoit Sign! (King of the ring 2000)
    Rikishi ate my Natchos!

    Hey Austin! Throw a beer over here!

    LITA! Huricarana me!
    Jazz is my dad
    Scott Hall is a Jerichoholic
    Jericho Holics annonimous
    Hey Godfather, pimpin' ain't legal
    Hey Godfather, voodoo wasn't easy either
    Is "DDP" related to "DDS"
    Gangrel fears garlic

    • ANSWER:
      Hey, Rock! Come smell what I just cooked!
      i like that one lol
      but they're all good I'd be amazed if u were the one who made all these up, or even half of them!
      I love them all!

  15. QUESTION:
    wwe signs ( i got off web sight so if u use at event no my prob if you get in trouble)?
    We've CENA nuff
    "Triple H fears divorce."
    "RAW Spoiler: Triple H Wins!"
    "HHH is holding down my sign!"
    "wHHHo booked this crap?"

    Kane is my dentist.

    My sign is more over than HHH.

    Hogan Fears Aging

    Viscera ate my Dad

    Big Show Please Don't Spit on Us

    Kane is running on FAKE Deisel power

    IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT MY SIGN SAYS!

    Debra 4:69

    Hey, Rock! Come smell what I just cooked!

    Hey! I think I won a contest! I got these tickets for free at the door! (person at a WCW show)

    What Does Everybody Want??? Sable!!!

    Hogan is so old he farts dust!

    Nitro just ran out of fuel

    Hey Tyson-BiteME!

    Hey Mike-Did it taste like chicken?

    Hogan vs. Flair.... Age in the Cage!!

    THE GUY BEHIND ME CAN'T SEE"

    Brisco Brothers Body Shop Stole My Hubcaps

    I didnt know what to write

    Attention Kmart Shoppers-- SUCK IT!!!

    LODI STOLE MY SIGN

    Goldberg fears competition

    Emler Fudd says'WCW=Weal Cwappy Wessawing'

    Chyna: toughest man in all of wrestling

    Nitro Girls - Who knees 'em?

    I hitch-hiked for this match?

    Chyna Your The Man!

    I'M NOT A JERICOHOLIC!!! I'M AN ALCOHOLIC!!!

    WCW = WE CAN'T WRESTLE!

    WE GOT IN 4 FREE!!

    OLD-Berg

    Look MA I'm on Rasslin'!!

    NO MORE 3:16 SIGNS. 3:16

    This Space for Rent"

    Hogan fears....EVERYBODY!!!!

    Jerichololics Anonymous

    Drunk 24:7

    Give Goldberg a push

    Beer 3:16

    Chyna is my long lost brother

    I hate signs

    I Need A Girlfriend

    "Will Wrestle For
    "Will Wrestle forFood" (It was some person wearing a Hulk Hogan costume)

    Hey Sable suck it!

    We love all 26 Guerreros"

    I'm Drunk

    Who Booked This Crap?

    Your Paying .95 For This!

    Steal Cable TV

    The Cork says' know your role and plug your hole

    NWO-Nash Wussed Out

    The LWO stole my wallet

    My sign sucks

    Ric Flair=Nervous Breakdown WHOOO!

    Goldberg = 2 moves

    COLD BEER

    Debra 36:DD

    Hogan Fears Rogaine

    The Rock's cookin stinks!

    We got in through the air vents!

    Don't goto Bossmans barber

    WCW / nWo = World Championship Wrestling not Worth ordering

    Chyna has a nice butt-- for a guy!

    Chyna is my long lost brother!

    WWF = We Want Fans

    Sign.

    Pointless sign.

    How did we get in here?

    We'll trade our free tickets for some KFC! - Seen @ Nitro

    Who farted?

    This guy smells funny! - With arrow pointing to guy _|

    We're on Raw and you're not!

    I'm on TV!

    Scott Steiner was in Hollywood - (Hogan)

    Drunk 24/7

    WCW = Wheel Chair Wrestling

    Chyna is my dad!

    These seats suck!

    WCW = We Copy WWF

    Scott Hall drank my beer!

    Sting is an evil mime

    Scott Hall cracks me up!

    Big Poppa Pumps Steriods

    YOUR AD HERE!

    The LWO stole my wallet!

    I have the Rock's cookbook!

    The Rock's cooking stinks!

    OH Hell Yeah!, Front Row!

    hey rock, know your mouth and shut your role

    Funaki is my Dad

    WWF= Who Wants Foley

    AUSTIN FOR SALE! $ 3:16

    "Viscera ate my other sign"

    IRS=Isn't Rotunda Stupid
    The Rock fears Hogan's air guitar
    This is not a Chris Benoit Sign! (King of the ring 2000)
    Rikishi ate my Natchos!

    Hey Austin! Throw a beer over here!

    LITA! Huricarana me!
    Jazz is my dad
    Scott Hall is a Jerichoholic
    Jericho Holics annonimous
    Hey Godfather, pimpin' ain't legal
    Hey Godfather, voodoo wasn't easy either
    Is "DDP" related to "DDS"
    Gangrel fears garlic

    • ANSWER:
      Funny stuff. A++

  16. QUESTION:
    Everyone He are Free sign ideas?
    We've CENA nuff
    "Triple H fears divorce."
    "RAW Spoiler: Triple H Wins!"
    "HHH is holding down my sign!"
    "wHHHo booked this crap?"

    Kane is my dentist.

    My sign is more over than HHH.

    Hogan Fears Aging

    Viscera ate my Dad

    Big Show Please Don't Spit on Us

    Kane is running on FAKE Deisel power

    IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT MY SIGN SAYS!

    Debra 4:69

    Hey, Rock! Come smell what I just cooked!

    Hey! I think I won a contest! I got these tickets for free at the door! (person at a WCW show)

    What Does Everybody Want??? Sable!!!

    Hogan is so old he farts dust!

    Nitro just ran out of fuel

    Hey Tyson-BiteME!

    Hey Mike-Did it taste like chicken?

    Hogan vs. Flair.... Age in the Cage!!

    THE GUY BEHIND ME CAN'T SEE"

    Brisco Brothers Body Shop Stole My Hubcaps

    I didnt know what to write

    Attention Kmart Shoppers-- SUCK IT!!!

    LODI STOLE MY SIGN

    Goldberg fears competition

    Emler Fudd says'WCW=Weal Cwappy Wessawing'

    Chyna: toughest man in all of wrestling

    Nitro Girls - Who knees 'em?

    I hitch-hiked for this match?

    Chyna Your The Man!

    I'M NOT A JERICOHOLIC!!! I'M AN ALCOHOLIC!!!

    WCW = WE CAN'T WRESTLE!

    WE GOT IN 4 FREE!!

    OLD-Berg

    Look MA I'm on Rasslin'!!

    NO MORE 3:16 SIGNS. 3:16

    This Space for Rent"

    Hogan fears....EVERYBODY!!!!

    Jerichololics Anonymous

    Drunk 24:7

    Give Goldberg a push

    Beer 3:16

    Chyna is my long lost brother

    I hate signs

    I Need A Girlfriend

    "Will Wrestle For
    "Will Wrestle forFood" (It was some person wearing a Hulk Hogan costume)

    Hey Sable suck it!

    We love all 26 Guerreros"

    I'm Drunk

    Who Booked This Crap?

    Your Paying .95 For This!

    Steal Cable TV

    The Cork says' know your role and plug your hole

    NWO-Nash Wussed Out

    The LWO stole my wallet

    My sign sucks

    Ric Flair=Nervous Breakdown WHOOO!

    Goldberg = 2 moves

    COLD BEER

    Debra 36:DD

    Hogan Fears Rogaine

    The Rock's cookin stinks!

    We got in through the air vents!

    Don't goto Bossmans barber

    WCW / nWo = World Championship Wrestling not Worth ordering

    Chyna has a nice butt-- for a guy!

    Chyna is my long lost brother!

    WWF = We Want Fans

    Sign.

    Pointless sign.

    How did we get in here?

    We'll trade our free tickets for some KFC! - Seen @ Nitro

    Who farted?

    This guy smells funny! - With arrow pointing to guy _|

    We're on Raw and you're not!

    I'm on TV!

    Scott Steiner was in Hollywood - (Hogan)

    Drunk 24/7

    WCW = Wheel Chair Wrestling

    Chyna is my dad!

    These seats suck!

    WCW = We Copy WWF

    Scott Hall drank my beer!

    Sting is an evil mime

    Scott Hall cracks me up!

    Big Poppa Pumps Steriods

    YOUR AD HERE!

    The LWO stole my wallet!

    I have the Rock's cookbook!

    The Rock's cooking stinks!

    OH Hell Yeah!, Front Row!

    hey rock, know your mouth and shut your role

    Funaki is my Dad

    WWF= Who Wants Foley

    AUSTIN FOR SALE! $ 3:16

    "Viscera ate my other sign"

    IRS=Isn't Rotunda Stupid
    The Rock fears Hogan's air guitar
    This is not a Chris Benoit Sign! (King of the ring 2000)
    Rikishi ate my Natchos!

    Hey Austin! Throw a beer over here!

    LITA! Huricarana me!
    Jazz is my dad
    Scott Hall is a Jerichoholic
    Jericho Holics annonimous
    Hey Godfather, pimpin' ain't legal
    Hey Godfather, voodoo wasn't easy either
    Is "DDP" related to "DDS"
    Gangrel fears garlic

    • ANSWER:
      ownage

  17. QUESTION:
    Looking for Asians to teach me basic cooking?
    I'm chinese, and a bit overweight. My doctor told me to eat from a 5 inch bowl 4 times a day to stay in shape... and well I have no idea what to fill my 5"inch bowl with.

    Some things about me:
    a) I like cooked food
    b) I liked either mixed or flavored vegetables rather than single raw vegetable dishes
    c) I hate grains, rice, and bread
    d) I like chinese, japanese, thai, vietnemese, korean and filipino food...

    So you can e-mail me some personal, healthy recipes that you usually eat... and show me where I can buy these items from the grocery store... I'd be grateful... Also cooking instructions too... Like "heat oven to x degrees, 30 minutes"

    I don't like the cookbooks at chapters because they are either junk food, non-traditional cultural food (rather than stapel foods) or foods that are geared towards a european audience...

    So yeah... help a girl lose weight!!! :)

    • ANSWER:
      There's plenty of recipies on the internet, just search some and you'll find plenty. Something BIG you have to deal with being Asian is white rice. White rice, derived from brown rice, is basically stripped of nutrients, especially protein. Make sure you subsitute white rice with brown rice, its generally better for weight loss. The general rule is stay away form anything white (rice, bread, etc)

  18. QUESTION:
    Looking for a cookbook for my sensory-overload child?
    My son has sensory issues that include an over-active gag reflex. So I'm looking for a cookbook that specializes in children who are picky about soft foods. He only likes crunchy things. Even just some food suggestions would be good - he'll eat all kinds of crunchy raw fruits and veggies, which is good, but I have trouble getting him to take dairy, meat, and bread items. He hates the usual "kid" staples like mac 'n' cheese and PB&J. FYI a low-fat and/or low-sodium cookbook is no good because I have two children with cystic fibrosis that need high-calorie diets.

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    Need help translating recipe in OLD cookbook, probably Appalachian..?
    I am going to type the recipe EXACTLY as it appears in the book, and
    then how I have translated it thus far, any help would be
    appreciated.

    RESIPEE FOR CUKIN KON-FEELPEES

    Gether your pees 'bout sundown, the folrun day, bout leven o'clock,
    gowge out your pees, with your thum nale, like gowgin out a man's
    eyeball at a kote-house.

    Rense your pees, parbile them, then fry em with som several slices
    uv streekt. Middlin, incouragin uv the gravy to seep out and
    intermarry with your pees. When modritly brown, but not scorcht,
    emplty intdo a dish.

    Mash em gently with a spune.
    Mix with raw tomarters, sprinkled with a little brown sugar. And the
    immortal dish ar quite ready. Eat a hepe, eat mo and mo. It is good
    for your general helth uv mind and body. It fattens you up, makes
    you sassy, goes throd and throd your very soul. But why don't you
    eat? Eat on. By jings. Eat. Stop! Never while thar is a pee in the
    dish.

    Mozis Addums
    RECIPE FOR COOKING ?? (COUNTRY PEAS?)

    Gather your peas about sundown. The following day, about eleven
    o'clock, gouge out your peas with your thumb nail, like gouging out
    a man's eyeball at a kote-house. (No idea what a kote-house is.
    Brothel? Speakeasy? Gambling den? Afraid it might be a nasty racial
    slur…If so I'm SORRY!)

    Rinse your peas, parboil them, then fry them with some several
    slices of streekt (steak, or archaic word for bacon?) . Middling,
    encouraging of the gravy to seep out and intermarry with your peas.
    When moderately brown, but not scorched, empty into a dish.

    Mash them gently with a spoon.
    Mix with raw tomatoes, sprinkled with a little brown sugar. And the
    immortal dish is quite ready. Eat a heap, eat more and more. It is
    good for your general health of mind and body. It fattens you up,
    makes you sassy, goes through and through your very soul. But why
    don't you eat? Eat on. By jings. Eat. Stop! Never while there
    is a pea in the dish.
    Mozis Addums, probably Moses Adams

    This is not a parody, as one web site sugests. I have a very old 1800's cookbook, nearly in tattlers. The ENTIRE book is recipes like this.

    Also could "RESIPEE FOR CUKIN KON-FEELPEES" be Recipe for cooking COMFORT Peas?
    The book has totally fallen appart. I am slipping the pages into plastic sleaves, and putting the translations of the recipes on the following page on acid free paper. Trying hard to preserve this book. I have been able to translate most of them, but this one has some words that I'm not able to locate. Thank you for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      Ok... Streekt I believe is an old term for "jowl" bacon. The meat is "streaked," pink or brown against the white fat.

      KON-feelpees? Cornfield peas?

      I wish my grandfather was still alive. He'd know for sure.


Eating In The Raw Book

Written By: admin - Nov• 06•11

Virtually all plants contain some chemicals that can help protect your health and some chemicals that can cause disease. So when you read or hear about a new chemical in a plant, and that the substance helps prevent or treat a disease, you should not go out and try to eat large quantities of this plant one or buy an extract in pill form made from this plant. Should include a wide variety of plants in a healthy diet full of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and other seeds.

Plain yogurt, an item of daily use, is useful in the fight against BV. Yogurt is loaded with live cultures that help maintain a well balanced vaginal environment, when consumed regularly. There is also tested oral supplements of yogurt to create similar results. In addition, immersion in a buffer yogurt creates a vaginal homemade stuffing cash.

Another way to increase the intake is to make a tincture and take it along with your favorite juice, tea or just water. You can make an infusion by pouring 300 grams of 96 percent alcohol and 300 grams of minced garlic in a glass jar. Properly sealed, then leave it in a cool, dry and dark for 15 days. Strain the liquid and stored in a glass container. The tincture is ready to be taken three times daily.

Another way to increase the intake is to make a tincture and take it along with your favorite juice, tea or just water. You can make an infusion by pouring 300 grams of 96 percent alcohol and 300 grams of minced garlic in a glass jar. Properly sealed, then leave it in a cool, dry and dark for 15 days. Strain the liquid and stored in a glass container. The tincture is ready to be taken three times daily.

Usually ingested 3.2 Super garlic gel capsules every night before going to bed. If I take just before bedtime, have had time to go through my system at night, and when I wake in the morning I did not smell like garlic. And any residual odor left over can be solved easily with brushing teeth and a good shower in the morning.


Eating In The Raw And The Raw 50

Written By: admin - Nov• 06•11

The Benefits of Raw Vegetables

We’ve been told since birth to eat our vegetables and yet far too few of us actually do it. Even when we do get around to eating our vegetables it’s only after we’ve cooked out most of the natural nutrients that our body is desperately craving.

Keep in mind, as you proceed, that while all raw vegetables are incredibly beneficial, raw green vegetables actually serve as the basis of nearly all life on this planet. That may sound a bit extreme to you, but stop and consider for a moment that almost every organism on this planet survives by either eating raw green vegetables or by eating an animal that eats raw green vegetables…they really are that important.

I know, you’ve probably eaten most of your vegetables cooked since you can remember. Simply put, just because something has “always” been done a certain way doesn’t mean that it’s the best way to do it. You will get a lot more out of your vegetables if you consume them raw.

I specifically used the word “consume” because, in reality, you get the same benefits from raw green vegetable juice as you do from eating them whole and usually you get it faster. This is because raw vegetable juice takes less internal work to digest and is absorbed into the body almost instantly.

It seems that most people only know that they should eat vegetables because they remember mom telling them to; very few people seem to have a grasp on the amazing nutritional value of vegetables.

Raw vegetables are extremely rich in minerals, vitamins, trace elements, enzymes and natural sugars. All of these are things that your body needs to function properly and the raw veggies will help stabilize and normalize your natural bodily functions. They actually help pretty much ALL of your natural bodily functions operate.

You’ve probably heard about the necessity of vitamins and nutrients to your overall health your entire life, but the concept of enzymes may be new to you. Basically, the enzymes in raw vegetables help your body digest food. This is one of the reasons that green vegetables are sometimes considered “nature’s laxative,” because they get your stomach working properly.

The average American diet is actually comprised of quite a few foods that are incredibly difficult for our bodies to digest properly. When we aren’t digesting properly, the food sits in our stomach longer than it should and we miss out on any nutritional value it did possess.

Okay, so at this point, you may have started to become convinced about the necessity of vegetables…but why raw?

All of our cooking methods have been shown in scientific studies to reduce the amount of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes in vegetables. Of the cooking methods, steaming has been shown to retain the largest amount of vitamin content although it still reduces it.

Vegetables begin losing their valuable nutritional elements as soon as they are plucked, pulled or picked from the ground. For this reason, the additional loss of nutrients during cooking would be a smaller problem if we grew our own vegetables and cooked them the same day we harvested them.

However, most of us don’t live that way. The largest majority of us purchase our vegetables at the grocery store after they’ve been shipped hundreds or thousands of miles. During that time, the nutritional value has been seeping out of them.

Finally, to make matters worse, repeated studies have shown that commercially grown vegetables, right out of the ground, aren’t as rich in nutrients as they were 50 years ago. One large contributing factor to this is that farmers have found so many ways to make their crops grow faster that we aren’t receiving the full benefit of naturally mature veget 00004000 ables.

It is admittedly extreme, but not that extreme, to state that any vegetable you get from the grocery store and then cook at home probably has the nutritional value of cardboard by the time it hits your stomach.

Start eating (or drinking) raw vegetables as soon as you can. Whenever possible, grow them yourself or purchase them from local farmer’s markets.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is raw foodism? And why?
    Okay, I know the basics - eating raw food and not cooking veggies and fruit.

    But I am a little curious as I have been vegan for a while and thought I might want to incorporate certain new things in.

    I heard that as long one eats >50% raw food that it is more beneficial because the chemical makeup of cooked food is considered unstable and toxic for the body, any other benefits?
    Also, does that >50% go by calories or volume or nutritional value?
    Do raw foodists generally eat raw animal products? (ie. unpasteurized cheese and milk, raw eggs)

    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      It isn't that cooked food is considered toxic. It's just that cooking foods kills all the enzymes needed to digest the food. Without proper digestion you cannot have optimal assimilation of nutrients.

      A raw food diet has been seen to be helpful to people with a number of chronic ailments, including migraines, allergies, hormone imbalances, eczema, Chrohn's, IBS, etc.

      Raw foods consist of unprocessed raw vegan foods that have not been heated above 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46 degrees Celsius).
      One is considered a raw foodist if they consume 75% or more of their daily calories in raw foods.
      When you hear "raw foodist" you can assume the individual is a raw vegan. The vast majority do not eat raw animal products.

  2. QUESTION:
    Is eating raw pasta bad for you?
    When I was in the 5th grade our teacher used to sell bags of top ramen to the class for 50 cents. She said if you crush it up and put the seasoning in it still tastes good, and it did!! Then my mom found out about it and told me that eating dry pasta is bad for you and that it can give you worms or something? Recently I've been eating dry top ramen as a snack, I still think it tastes good lol. Is this bad for me? Can it really give me worms or any other health problems?

    • ANSWER:
      No it is not bad. there are federal food and drug guidelines that human consumption food manufacturers must follow. Most all dairy and egg products are pasteurized and/or irradiated so to protect us from germs and bacteria. All food must be labeled and described as whether it is raw or partially cooked. Top ramen and the lot of the dried noodle industry is a safe bet you are ok...lol, however well your mom meant, it could still give you an upset stomache as pasta swells and you are eating it dry. so if your stomach holds 12oz in volume and you eat 12oz of dry pasta and it swells to 18-24oz, then how do you suppose you will feel afterwards? Hope this was helpful...

  3. QUESTION:
    Problems with Dog eating raw bones?
    Hi I fed my 9 month old sheepdog a raw bone from this .50 bag of bones from the butcher and then in the middle of the night he was making noises like trying to throw up and then he threw up this big chunk of bone. I'm assuming that doesn't normally happen when dogs eat bones? What can I do to stop this, are there any alternatives?
    I don't know what kind of bone it was it just said bag of bones for dog .50 - it stunk. haha that's all i know

    • ANSWER:
      I am wondering if this was a bone that was more meant for chewing (heavy bone without much or any meat), and it was too small for the dog. Recreational bones (leg bones, knuckle bones, big bones!) are not particularly good to just chomp up and swallow... frequently the result is what happened to your dog. Bones for eating are mostly meat with some bone in them... any chicken, lamb or pork necks, shoulder roasts, pork or lamb ribs, etc.

      Are you new to raw feeding? Have you bought any books or joined any e-mail lists? You would be welcome at RAW-lite on Yahoogroups... we would be glad to help you sort things out!

  4. QUESTION:
    Why would someone eat a raw egg?
    I am training for boxing, and my trainer tells me to drink 4 raw eggs every morning? I read that eggs only have 8g of protein in them, so thats 32 grams. I have protein bars that have like 50 grams, so what is the point of eating raw eggs?

    • ANSWER:
      Theres no point! People think they make you tough They dont! Stick to the protein bars ! and raw eggs are unhealthy

  5. QUESTION:
    What vegetables can a puppy eat with its RAW DIET?
    Well for 4 days now my dog has been on a raw meat diet, ive ben giving it 50% raw meat and 50% kibble, im slowly decreasing the amount of kibble until its able to digest raw meat alone. Its incredible in the way it eats its raw meat so fast, with tinned pedigree food it used to take a few minutes to finish all its food. It ate a bowl of raw meat within seconds! I was amazed to be honest, and since 4 days its grown very big and healthy also. I read that JUST raw meat isn't good for a dog however, vegetables should be an option also.

    What vegetables do dogs like? Or SHOULD eat? Could it eat pretty much all the vegetables my family eats? EG onions, green beans, broccoli, ETC?

    Heres a picture of him eating his meat, it was taken seconds before this:
    http://i42.tinypic.com/juir7b.jpg

    • ANSWER:
      your puppy is so adorable, i myself have a mini schnauzer who is 6 months old. Vegetables such as carrots, string beans, peas are very healthy also fruits such as bananas can be eaten as well. onions and garlic are poisonous for dogs especially puppies green tomatoes or the stems of tomatoes are also bad for dogs but ripe tomatoes are ok also Broccoli (in large amounts) can be harmful as well,

      the vet said yogurt plain natural fat free is alright in small amounts

      I found this site also that might help:
      Safe Vegetables:
      Dogs have shorter digestive tracts than humans and cannot digest most vegetables whole or in large chunks. It’s best to put them through a food processor before giving them to your dog
      Carrots
      Green Beans
      Lettuce
      Potatoes
      Yams
      Red and green bell peppers

      Other potential dangers
      # Avocado (all parts) - the toxic ingredient in avocado is called persin (toxic amount unknown). Symptoms include difficulty breathing, abdominal enlargement, abnormal fluid accumulations in the chest, abdomen and sac around the heart.
      # Pear pips, the kernels of plums, peaches and apricots, apple core pips (contain cyanogenic glycosides resulting in cyanide posioning)
      # Potato peelings and green looking potatoes
      # Rhubarb leaves
      # Mouldy/spoiled foods
      # Alcohol
      # Yeast dough
      # Coffee grounds, beans & tea (caffeine)
      # Hops (used in home brewing)
      # Tomato leaves & stems (green parts)
      # Broccoli (in large amounts)
      # Raisins and grapes
      # Cigarettes, tobacco, cigars

      http://www.petalia.com.au/templates/storytemplate_process.cfm?specie=dogs&story_no=257

      and

      http://www.starbreezes.com/11/foodsafe.html

      hope i helped

  6. QUESTION:
    Do you want to know why you should eat a raw plant food diet?
    101 Reasons Why You Should Eat Raw...

    1. You'll have more energy.

    2. You'll feel alive - just like your food.

    3. You'll nourish your body with food that is designed to be eaten.

    4. You’ll start to reverse the signs of ageing.

    5. You’ll achieve your ideal body weight

    6. You wont feel ‘fat.’

    7. If you’re too thin, you’ll start to look more healthy.

    8. You won't ever have to count a calorie again in your life!

    9. You’ll replace calorie counting with nutrient counting.

    10. Any cellulite will start to fade, or even totally disappear.

    11. You’ll start to truly love your body.

    12. You may notice you look as good as you did in your teens.

    13. You’ll acquire more endurance.

    14. You may notice that you become more flexible.

    15. Your skin will glow.

    16. Skin problems will be repaired.

    17. You'll never be sick (after a detox).

    18. If you are currently sick, you will recover in faster time.

    19. Any disease within the body may start to repair.

    20. You’ll feel light.

    21. You’ll feel free.

    22. You can bin any diet books you have that just make you feel fat!

    23. You won't worry about avocados and nuts having too many calories.

    24. Your food will excite you with its bright colour.

    25. You’ll wonder why you didn’t eat more raw food years ago.

    26. You’ll beat depression naturally.

    27. You’ll embark on a journey, which may thoroughly change your life.

    28. You wont be able to stop yourself from gasping at what others have in their supermarket trolleys!

    29. You’ll genuinely care about what you are putting into your body.

    30. You’ll be more conscious of what other people are putting into their’s

    31. You’ll recover more quickly after exercise.

    32. You’ll enjoy sex more.

    33. Your mind will be clearer

    34. Your taste buds will sharpen.

    35. Every time you try a new raw recipe, you’ll be in love with raw food all over again!

    36. Your family and friends will see how great you look and feel.

    37. You’ll become more positive.

    38. As your body changes, you’ll feel more motivated to eat healthily.

    39. You’ll love life even more.

    40. You will become more conscious of the effects of your other actions.

    41. Less sleep = more play, but what will you choose to fill this time? New hobby etc..

    42. You’ll start to listen to your body more, and tune into it.

    43. You’ll become more fertile (women only)

    44. You’ll have less painful periods (women only)

    45. Your monthly cycle may even change too, as you detox (women only)

    46. You’ll be detoxing out the years of less than optimum living.

    47. You’ll be less drawn to unhealthy food.

    48. The ingredients within junk food will repulse you.

    49. You’ll feel like you are really caring for your body (for maybe the first time ever.)

    50. Your other senses will become more acute.

    51. You wont ever need your oven again.

    52. You can use your oven as an extra cupboard.

    53. You’ll barely need your freezer.

    54. You can treat yourself to a huge fridge – and even then, it probably wont be quite big enough!!

    55. You can have friends over and impress them with your raw dishes.

    56. You’ll surprise yourself just how simple raw cuisine can be – over and over again!

    57. You’ll meet some fab ‘Life Buddies’ along the way, who share the same health interests at you.

    58. You’ll look great first thing in the morning.

    59. You’ll need less make-up.

    60. You’ll start to really care about what you put on your skin.

    61. You’ll start to really care about what you clean your house with.

    62. You’ll be more aware of the environment.

    63. You’ll be saving the environment.

    64. You’ll have much less waste that the average household.

    65. Your hair will grow not only quicker, but thicker too.

    66. Your nails wont always be breaking off – they'll be too thick and strong.

    67. Your hair will shine naturally.

    68. You’ll be drawn to other forms of high-energy.

    69. Your brain will function better.

    70. You’ll be more open to change and new ideas.

    71. You won’t ever burn yourself again.

    72. You’ll stand less chance of burning your house down.

    73. You’ll come across food that you would have otherwise never usually of tried – like Durians.

    74. Your tummy will be flatter.

    75. You’ll never ruin a meal by forgetting about it in the oven!

    76. Your friends and family wont actually believe you when you tell them that their meal isn't healthy!

    77. Your book collection will expand.

    78. You’ll discover the super foods!

    79. You can eat chocolate and lose weight.

    80. You can eat chocolate, full stop!!

    81. You can dust your juicer down and revive it again.

    82. You can treat yourself to a new one!

    83. You can leave your kitchen equipment out on the side, at least then you’ll remember it exists!

    84. You can have fun and games explaining what each piece of kitchen equipment does, to your guests.

    85. You’ll be an inspiration to others.

    86. You may just save someone’s life.

    87. You may save your own life.

    88. You’ll have the energy to love and appreciate each day.

    89. You’ll value the simple things in life.

    90. You’ll be living by the laws of nature.

    91. You’ll be more drawn to being outside, within nature.

    92. You wont be fighting food cravings.

    93. You’ll feel less drawn to alcohol and other toxins.

    94. You wont be taking in harmful carcinogens when you eat your meal.

    95. Unusual chemical changes wont be occurring within the body, every time you eat.

    96. You’ll know what a dehydrator can do for your diet.

    97. You’ll learn how to sprout.

    98. You’ll learn what a sprout actually is – no, we’re not talking Brussels here!

    99. You'll be the last one standing after a night out!

    100. You’ll live longer!

    101. You’ll be grateful that Total Raw Food exists!

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, people are being really mean to you. There's nothing wrong with sharing a little information. I'm starting to think that we DO need a healthy eating section.

      I agree that you feel a lot better eating that way, but I just can't stay out of Maggie Mudd. Neither can I leave the curly fries alone, or the popcorn or the reese's cereal....basically if it's not hurting an animal I'll eat it, despite the hydrogenated oils and all that other bad stuff.

  7. QUESTION:
    Should I be eating bacon for bodybuilding? Does it have creatine in it?
    Please don't answer if you don't know what you're talking about.

    Like someone who says "Bacon is full of fat. It's going to turn your muscles into fat!" doesn't know what they're talking about.

    Anyways, I'm a bodybuilder and I eat 50% raw foods, and no processed food, except for meat. I'd much rather get my creatine from a convenient natural source than to supplement with powders and stuff.

    Bacon looks pretty red, and from what I understand, red meat has all the creatine you need. So should I have a slice a day? I'm 21.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm sure you can look up foods that have creatine but do remember that bacon is pork (not red meat like beef) so may not contain the same things that actual red meat does, even though bacon and ham are pink in color. Pork is considered "the other white meat".

      No, eating fat won't turn your muscles to fat. Fat tissue and muscle tissue are 2 separate things (as hopefully you know). One cannot turn into the other.

  8. QUESTION:
    Feeding raw and kibble?
    I have a 6 month old pitbull pup 50lbs. Right now she is eating raw diet. and is doing great. but due to freezer space and the price of meat(.50-.60lbchicken pork shoulder.99-1.50lb beef 1.99lbs and up) besides chicken i want to also feed kibble. The kibble is really meant for just encase i fall short in all the nutrients that are needed, will also add variety to a mostly chicken raw diet. and when i am busy or i haven't had time to run to the store. i can only hold a couple of days of meals in my freezer so i would have to run to the store often. but at the end of the month i will be feeding 75% or more raw diet(hopefully %100 in the future).

    The dry food i have in mind are taste of the wild or canidae. She has a corn allergy. so i would have to go mostly grain free.

    which food do you think would give me substitute to my raw diet ?open to suggestions on brand but i can't do the bags. l

    and should i schedule to feed the kibble with the raw(kibble morings and raw night)? or just give it when i can't feed raw or dont have any?

    Last one. what you guys think of raw pork? is it even close to feeding beef? i buy beef when its on sale but pork is always cheap. i also feed boiled eggs twice week, and fish 2 days a week. chicken liver, chicken gizzards twice a week, i tried beef kidney yesterday and she didn't eat it. i use apple cider vinegar regularly. yogurt and brown rice.

    Raw feeders what do you think? am i missing anything.
    i use the apple cider for help with the skin issues. and it great for alot of other things as well
    im in south florida BTW... for what im doing i dont feel like i need the most expensive brand dog of food. totw and canidae are well priced and pretty good. im only gonna us the kibble 1 or two meals a week.

    I just moved in my new house and the fridge that was in there went out so i had to buy a small apt size one because it was cheap(3 adults 3 kids in the house) not hard to fill up that fridge. im looking into a getting a new fridge and deep freezer now. i figure that meat/kibble thing will give me by till then. saving money, trips to the store and freezer space.

    • ANSWER:
      I feed raw pork all the time. I feed eggs raw and feed the shell. Try throwing the kidney through the food processor - mine hate the texture - same with beef liver.

      I feed a bit of kibble as treats/training aids and probably a once a week meal. I have two bags of kibble in the house right now - Natural Balance Ultra Premium Puppy through Adult and Solid Gold's Barking at the Moon. My dogs are insane for BATM - it's small kibbles which mean LOTS of treat and easy to give bonus treats when they are learning something new.

      I try not to feed kibble and raw in the same meal - although my dogs are pretty resilient and there isn't much that will upset their digestive tract.

      You should look on Craigslist for a cheap freezer - or join a Freecycle Group (give aways) in your area. When I lived in MN I utilized the fact that it was danged cold out in the winter and simply kept tubs of meat frozen on my porch - and bought when the price was low.

      With the price of a premium brand of kibble sky high, I find raw feeding to be MUCH less expensive for a small herd of Bernese Mtn Dogs and a Sam.

      I'm not a "raw only" nazi. I feed some cooked leftovers (about a meal a week) and my dogs prefer canned mackerel be added to rice or oatmeal when I can't find fresh fish. The only food that ever gets thrown out in my house is food that would be unsafe for them. I also fast my dogs about twice a month - and only feed a few handfuls of kibble through the day to prevent the yellow urka gurkas. Since my dogs are less than thrilled about turkey or some organ meats I use the first meal after a fast to encourage them to eat.

      I don't do apple cider vinegar (why?) or yogurt (unless mine expired or I have pups or a pregnant dam).

      Edit: When I was in CA I found that the cheapest way for me to get inexpensive meat was to make a trip every day or two to the local ethnic meat/grocery markets. I made friends with the butchers, would buy my own meat for the family dinner, and ask if they had any scrap to give or sell me for my dogs. It got to the point where they started saving it for me - beef and goat pelvises and femurs with some meat still on, scrap trimmed meat *&* the stuff they set aside as being too old to sell. My dog meat expenses plummeted. Both the asian and the hispanic markets were wonderful and within walking distance of my house. (man, I MISS the pre-seasoned carne asada that the butcher would hand pick for me- fatty or tough looking pieces he'd set aside for the dogs - I'd walk out of the market with a pound of meat for me - bought at regular price and free or very very cheap meat for the dogs).

  9. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had any problems feeding RAW chicken with bones...
    I am constantly reading on Y!A posts from people warning of the extreme dangers of chicken bones. I raw feed a dog, six pups, and three cats and everyone of them eats raw chicken including the bones and has done so for years (except the pups of course :-)

    I also belong to a several raw feeding forums that have a membership of almost 16 thousand people which equates to probably more than 50 thousand dogs. I have never read a post from anyone saying that they have had any issues with RAW chicken bones.

    What I would like to know is if anyone here has PERSONAL experience of any problems with their dog (or cat) eating an appropriately sized RAW chicken bone. I'm not interested in the 'friend of a friend" stories but personal first hand experience.

    Thanks for your time.

    • ANSWER:
      Been feeding RAW for years and years, pups have been reared on RAW too. You wanna see a 6 wk old Mally crunching down on cicken wings, it is a pleasure to watch.

      Never had problems with feeding chicken or turkeys or pig, beef, lamb, salmon or other raw fish, rabbit ect.

  10. QUESTION:
    Hot Spot? Help!! My bichon is eating herself raw!!?
    I have a Bichon Frise with horrible allergies. They put her on medication for the allergies but low and behold she was allergic to the medication LOL literally vomiting all the time...anyhow she was doing pretty well as we had her on really good food and then she was boarded for two days. I thought because the vet fed sensitive stomach science diet it would be fine but i needed sensitive skin...anyhow 2 days boarding and she's a hot spot mess. We've gone to the vet, she's on antibiotics, she's also been wearing her cone for literally 5 days now...i know she shouldn't wear it all the time and the second we take it off she immediately starts biting at areas that she couldn't reach. our problem is she can reach her tail...so it is basically raw. the vet saw this and trimmed up the hair and what not but I have no idea what to do to keep her from it. I tried to put the ointment on it but she freaked out yelping and basically its a 2 person job...anything over the counter that you know of that i could spray on her tail? i should also mention she's on comicalm for anxiety...she's a mess!! i'm all about paying whatever for your pets because they are your responsibility but i think god is testing me with this motto as we shell out at least .00 a month in vet bills, not to mention .00 in anxiety medication...that's not even including her year round flea medication as she's is deathly allergic to flea bites or grooming...my husband i fear is reaching his breaking point :) thanks in advance!!

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    my friend is daring me to eat raw chicken?
    so we have a chicken neck from this chicken we had last night. dad usually puts all the scraps in the fridge and stuff we dont cook or eat from our chickens in our pen into the fridge for the dogs later on. my friend is asking me to eat the chicken neck from last night. hes offering . is this unsafe? it has been in a container in the fridge overnight and there is a bit of blood in there. is this bad. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Not a good idea. Have you ever heard of salmonella? It is a common food poisoning that occurs when eating undercooked chicken and you will be eating it raw. You could wind up spending Thanksgiving in the hospital. Your friend is either not very bright or not a good friend. I would not even feed my dog raw chicken.

  12. QUESTION:
    Raw chicken bones? Any problems...?
    I am constantly reading on Y!A posts from people warning of the extreme dangers of chicken bones. I raw feed a dog, six pups, and three cats and everyone of them eats raw chicken including the bones and has done so for years (except the pups of course :-)

    I also belong to a several raw feeding forums that have a membership of almost 16 thousand people which equates to probably more than 50 thousand dogs. I have never read a post from anyone saying that they have had any issues with RAW chicken bones.

    What I would like to know is if anyone here has experienced any problems with their dog (or cat) eating an appropriately sized RAW chicken bone. I'm not really interested in the 'friend of a friend" stories (unless they're real of course) but more in personal first hand experience.

    Thanks for your time.

    • ANSWER:
      Personally, I have never had a problem with them. Chicken quarters are the main meat I feed my dogs.

      It is more the people who dont want to educate themselves or are fnancially biased to not educate themselves.

      I know people that have had problems with bones in general and it is because the dog is excited to get the bone, then doesnt know how to "chew" it.

  13. QUESTION:
    I need some help becoming a raw foodist?
    Hey guys, I'm currently vegetarian and was thinking about phasing in a raw food diet over time. I was aiming for 50% Raw in the first month and then 80-100% by about the 3rd. I know the time frame's a little broad, but you know, i'm trying. I read about some of the benefits of raw foodist diets but am a little scared about if I don't it correctly I won't be getting everything I need. I'm a strong believer in eating what's natural for us, and raw food does make sense. Fire hasn't be around for ever! and they believe fruit bearing trees evolved around the same time as us, and our bodies are almost perfect to be eating fruit. But anyways, yea, so can someone plesae help me make this transition - someone with experience hopefully ;)

    • ANSWER:
      Why would getting everything you need be any different being raw?

      I'm surprise that you haven't read that one of the major benefits of being raw is that your food retains over twice the enzymes, vitamins and minerals...I don't see what the problem is.

      When you want to eat something that you would have liked cooked, just stick it in the blender with some nuts, avocado, lemon juice and salt...

      I turned raw vegan from straight from eating meat about a month ago. I feel great! I don't miss meat or dairy or eggs or anything that is dead. This the best food I have ever had in my life!

  14. QUESTION:
    about raw diet for my dog?
    hi, i have an bulldog just turn two. i have been fed him royal canin for almost a year. but im thinking of switch him to raw diet. i think its probably the best food for dogs. i don't really trust the commercial dog foods. plus i have a friend who runs restaurant business. so i can tell him the order about 50 pounds of whole chicken for me, for less than a dollar per pound. its cheaper compare to royal canin that 60 dollars for 30 pound Bag. so i will feed him about one and half pound chicken with little bit of carrot in a day. is that enough nutrition for him? and BTW he have eat raw meat before. and he is fine with it.

    • ANSWER:
      Chicken is fine, but he needs to eat other animal parts. I highly recommend this guys E books. They are downloadable. I forgot the price. http://healthydogforlife.com/

      The friend that runs the restaurant can give you fish heads, poultry items that would normally be thrown away, etc.

      You should also feed the dog offal(brains, kidney, liver, heart, etc, to be changed up every so often). The dog should also eat pork, beef, raw egg, lamb(goat, sheep,etc.) They should also eat rodent if it's available. My dogs eat rabbit.

      Edit: Worthy..what do you think animals in the wild eat? Do you think dogs haven't gotten sick off of dog food that's been contaminated with..WHAT? SALMONELLA! Please tell me how that's SOOOO much better? Every processed dog food has had a recall.

      I've done the research. My dogs are doing so much better now.

  15. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to transition cats to a raw based diet?
    My cats (aged 13, 13 and 14) are eating the following de-frosted raw treats:
    (organic) chicken breast/ (boneless) thigh, lamb heart cubes &
    mice (not quite fully grown). They love the chicken and heart.
    They reject other raw treats such as defrosted rabbit, duck, quail and chicken liver.
    Their food is currently about 50% ground raw (low to no carb) and 50% low carb tinned food. It has taken me 5 months to get to this point. I cannot seem to increase the amount of raw in their diet.
    I am doing this diet change because the health benefits it brings. I regret not having had this knowledge 14 years ago.
    The ground raw is perfectly balanced with calcium, omega 3 etc (as is the tinned they get).

    I will not feed them just what they like because that is not always the best option: I have yet to meet a parent that only feeds hotdogs or hamburgers to their kids.
    The problem is that the really strong flavour enhancements in commercial pet food have warped the taste expectations of the cats. Commercial cat food made them ill.
    It is a myth that raw diets are not nutritionally sound. WIth the correct balance of muscle meat, organ meat (heart & liver), bone and added supplements for the bits we are not letting them eat/which deteriorate quickly (such as taurine). It is dry pellets that are not nutritionally sound.
    the reason that commercial food has added vitamins and nutrients such as taurine is because grains (the primary content of pellets) have no taurine and cooking meat destroys taurine and vitamin A (which is in raw liver). A well balanced raw diet such as Felines Pride does not need those additives because they are there in the first place and are not leached out by the high temperatures in the preparation thereof.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Glenn, Great job on choosing a species approprite diet for your cats! I totally agree with you on wishing we had had this information so long ago. Now if only more vets would start practicing and pushing proper nutrition... maybe more cats and dogs would not suffer useless illnesses caused by garbadge pet foods.

      When I made the switch with 13 cats... they were completely on Kibble when I started. It took me a full 3 months to transition everyone to raw.

      I am sure that you have tried everything I would recommend to you, as you are standing where I already was... and nothing anyone recommended to me worked... it just took patience and I had to work with each different cats pace.

      I am sure you have but I'll ask any way... Have you tried taking a full raw serving and coating it in a watered down mix of thier tinned food? The flavoring fo the canned water food can sometimes convince them to eat the full serving of raw. That worked for a few of mine.

  16. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of getting salmonella poisoning from raw eggs?
    I know that when you cook eggs, you kill anywhere from 50% to 80% of the protein found in 1 individual egg. So to get more protein, AND save money, I want to know what the risk is for getting salmonella from 1 egg. Whatever I could do to reduce the chance of getting it from the raw egg if the chances are already low? I don't want some stupid answer saying "you're stupid, don't eat raw eggs." I'm making the choice on my own based on the chances of getting salmonella... If the chances are high, I'll forget it and just use more money and cook them, I just want to have the most protein possible from a protein diet Thanks ahead of time for any answers that help me. Number odds would be greatly appreciated. ^_^ saying that the chances are "high" or "extremely dangerous" (if the chances are even really that high) gives me an idea, but numbers are always more accurate and helpful. Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:

  17. QUESTION:
    bloating from eating whole fruits and veggies?
    im a vegan and eat mostly raw
    so my diet is 50% or more whole fruits veggies and greens
    i didn't eat nuts or grain for a wile
    i stood 3 weeks on just fruits veggies and green juices
    in oder to slim down
    in stead it looks like i gained Weight!
    but soon i realized it was all bloating
    then i realized that most of the axises flab i didn't like was bloating to start with'
    how can i minimize this

    • ANSWER:
      You need to make sure you're getting all the nutrients and calories you need, otherwise the body will store up the small amounts it gets of whatever is lacking, making you bloat and gain weight.

  18. QUESTION:
    Does tanning in the sun bad for your skin?
    My mom did when she was my age and she has no wrinkles, is it because my family only eats food at it's raw state (we only eat raw fruits and raw veggies)?
    & we don't put anything on our skin that contains a chemical.

    Is our skin so healthy/young looking because of the way we eat because other moms and daughters our age has bad looking skin from tanning, especially the mothers.
    Im 18 and my moms 50.

    Me and my mom go to the beach everyday in the summer btw

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it is bad. But it is even worse if you go to a tanning bed.

  19. QUESTION:
    i wanna turn vegan or raw vegan (or eat mainly liek them) but i always need to lose weight?
    due to health reasons i woudl like to go vegan or raw vegan but im obese and need to lose at least 20 pounds in a month. because health reasons (i have symptons of ADD and ADHD and stuff so i heard it can help me behavior and attention span) i would like to do this but i dont want to add another 20 lbs on me. I probably be 50 -80% vegan or raw vegan because i dont think my parents would want me to be a full time one but part time they shouldnt mind.

    so i want to go vegan/raw vegan but if i make the transition to it parttime or myabe even full time will i just rack 20 more pounds on me?

    • ANSWER:
      Sadly you took absolutely NO notice of my previous suggestion to you, that at 13 and without parental support, you should be avoiding vegan and raw vegan.

      I can see an eating disorder emerging here if you are not careful.

      However, if you insist on going ahead with it, you may want to contact these ladies for practical advice:

      http://www.ibeatobesity.com

      http://www.rawhealing.com/myrawstory.html

      At 13 you should not be dieting. But you should be learning about what foods to eat, what food to avoid and taking some form of daily physical exercise

      I am a part time vegan.

      I am not officially a vegan, because once a month I may still have cooked fish.

      But the rest of the time I follow a raw vegan / vegan diet.

      Because you are still so young, you should avoid dieting, but just make sure that you limit the bad stuff and add plenty of the good stuff.

      .

  20. QUESTION:
    Vegans/vegetarian weight loss question...?
    Hi guys,

    I've been vegetarian for 10 years now (I switched at 14) and as of last week went vegan. I am trying to lose some weight so I've made sure to do a couple of things:

    a.) cut out *all* prepackaged food/snacks--it's all about baby carrots and fruit in that regard.
    b.) eat about 50% raw food.
    c.) Drink only soy milk, rice milk and green tea (1 cup coffee with soy creamer in the morning)
    d.) exercise about an hour a day, with three meals a day at small portions.

    Physically I feel great and my clothes are more loose, however, this isn't reflecting on the scale. My scales seem to suggest I've lost only 3 pounds.

    Eating a majority raw food diet shouldn't I have lost a bit more? Or does it take a week or two for a person's body to really get with it?

    Also (sorry guys) I am just finishing up with menstruation, is it water weight?

    Cheers! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Congrats on the three pounds! And especially if it was menstruation week! That is a feat in itself!

      I agree that 2 lbs is normal weight loss for a healthy human body to take. Water gain from the menstruation could be a culprit, so wait for a few more days. Also water can be gained by taking in too much sodium (like store bought, even organic!, pasta sauce is notorious for water retention!). Have you gotten rid of the salt shaker at the table?

      The guy that replied about taking in calories and burning is correct, the tricky thing is finding your basal metabolism and what calories are needed for that. Some times your metabolism will shut down to a low minimal, and stays there even if the calories go way down. When that happens your body shuts down and will not lose weight, unless you continue to cut calories, and then your health will be in jeopardy.

      Fruit in the morning to get your metabolism going, and then not eating at night is a good plan. See if you can drink the green tea in the morning, go and exercise, and then eat breakfast (a nice big meal of grains and fruit). Then eat your small portion size meals, and try not to eat after 7/8 PM (I cheat by eating plain popcorn and drinking water to get all that fiber through me as I sleep horizontal).

      Also, don't rely on the scale. Muscle does weight more than fat, and it is how healthy you feel!

  21. QUESTION:
    Vegans: Have any of you contemplated taking a further step ;) ?
    ... and going raw?

    I still eat cooked food, probably 50% cooked and 50% raw. I may make the switch to 95% raw or so in the future and see how I feel. :)

    • ANSWER:
      Nope. To be honest, I have yet to find a really convincing reason to go raw. The information I've found on it is vague, fairly uninformative, and leads me to believe that raw veganism is just another trend diet. I guess it just seem rather... pointless. My main concern is animal rights, and going raw when I'm already a vegan wouldn't do anything for animals, unless I'm missing something.

  22. QUESTION:
    Please recommend a vegan/vegetarian/raw/healthy recipe book for me?
    I am looking for a good recipe book but apparently the way I eat does not fall into a specific category so I am having trouble finding something.

    I eat Fruits, Vegetables, Beans, and Nuts. I do not eat animal products (meat, milk, eggs, etc...) I also do not eat any breads. Vegetarian has too much dairy, eggs, oils, etc... and Vegan cookbooks have too much bread in them for me. The closest thing I can find is a raw cookbook but I enjoy cooked vegetables a lot so that is kind of useless. There are also tons of other classifications like fruitarian, nutritarian and i'm sure other things I've never heard of. Maybe one of those would be good?

    Also a lot of cookbooks in these categories have way too much info on why you should eat vegetarian/vegan/raw/whatever. I don't really care about that I just want the recipes. Also many of these same cookbooks have 50 super rare ingredients that are hard to find in each recipe. Simple recipes are better.

    Also a lot of them require tons of equipment. I have a Vita-mix blender (which is awesome by the way). I don't have a juicer, or dehydrator and I do not want to purchase them.

    Any input would be great. I feel like since I am not in some specific classification this is a lost cause but hopefully someone out there can help me. Thanks!
    Just some more info. That is my diet like 95% of the time. I do eat bread occasionally so if a recipe book has some bread in it that is fine. Maybe a vegan cookbook is best? I try to stay away from the processed food which is why I started looking at raw cookbooks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello

      I know exactly what you mean, after much searching myself I found three excellent books that have fabulous recipes that are pretty easy and delicious:-

      http://www.amazon.co.uk/Eat-Smart-Raw-Recipes-High-Energy/dp/1904010121

      http://www.amazon.co.uk/Raw-Living-Detox-Your-Energy/dp/1904943748/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310308763&sr=1-1

      http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vegetarian-Cooking-Without-products-saturated/dp/0722538979/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310308801&sr=1-1-fkmr0

      Also, have a look at the two video links below for recipes, they are very good.

      http://www.youtube.com/user/TotallyVegetarian
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iPt5YZM2zs&feature=channel_video_title

      Take Care
      Spirit World Messages

  23. QUESTION:
    Cheap vegan/vegetarian meals?
    I'm really leaning towards being vegan, I'm only not eating dairy/eggs because 1. I'm lactose intolerant, 2. I don't like conditions the animal live in/how they're treated (I think the negative energy of it effects the food, and I don't want to support that), 3. I don't like all the chemicals/pasturization.

    I'll drink raw milk, eat raw cheese (raw milk doesn't effect my lactose issues) eat free range eggs.. but that's all expensive (at least where I live, 4.50 for a half gallon of raw milk, ridiculous..) so vegan ideas would be best!

    • ANSWER:
      Roasted Red Pepper, Garlic, and Basil Hummus

      Ingredients (use vegan versions):

      1 15 oz. can organic garbanzo beans
      2 tablespoons organic tahini
      4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
      juice of half of one lemon
      2 large cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
      1/4 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
      4-5 large fresh basil leaves, chopped
      1/2 teaspoon salt

      Directions:

      Drain and rinse garbanzo beans. Place half of the garbanzos and all of the remaining ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth, then gradually add remaining garbanzos through the cap opening while continuing to blend. Add a small amount of water or more olive oil for desired consistency. Sample and adjust other ingredients to taste.

      For those concerned about fat content, use only 2 tablespoon olive oil and replace the other 2 tablespoon with water or vegetable broth. This will affect the flavor slightly, but it is still very good.

      Serve on a Pita!

  24. QUESTION:
    Should I feed my cat a raw diet?
    I was reading about a raw diet, and how much better it is for cats and dogs. It makes perfect sense to me, seeing this would be their diet in the wild. Many commercial cat foods have 50% grain products, which aren't made for your pet to digest. They are also putting vegetables in the foods, which again, aren't made for your pet to digest. The bones help whiten teeth and prevent them from eating to fast. I was just wondering, what are your thoughts on this? P.S. cats immune systems can fight off the bacteria on raw chicken, fish, ect.

    • ANSWER:
      I think it is something that has been missing from the
      pet-food market.

      I just found this site and it is very interesting and to me - it makes sense.

      http://www.felinespride.com/products/distributors.aspx

  25. QUESTION:
    if a lifestyle change could reverse diabetes would you do it? This is reversing diabetes week and?
    I wanted to let you know that it has been reversed in others.

    See the inspiring film raw for 30 days to see how some reversed it and this week I found out the film is 50% off for next 6 days. see http://www.rawfor30days.com/RawFor30/Diabetes_Action.html for the offer and the trailer do watch the trailer. My raw food group leader who was training there at the time the video was made send us word of this offer and I wanted to pass it on.

    Also another way it has been reversed is via Dr Richard Schulze's incurables program. (email me for the interesting video links..it also works for other incurable illnesses)

    Some also reversed it with the hallelujah diet found at hacres.com See the testamonie section his book is the hallelujah diet.

    All books are available on ebay and often found at libraries.

    That video, raw for 30 days is inspiring. Some good books are

    There Is a Cure for Diabetes: The Tree of Life 21-Day+ Program - by Dr Gabriel Cousens

    Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes by Dr Neal Bernard

    The 30-Day Diabetes Miracle: Lifestyle Center of America's Complete Program for Overcoming Diabetes, Restoring Health, and Rebuilding Natural by Franklin House

    I went from readings in the 300 400 and 500s and even one over 600 to a normal fasting blood sugar and a1c by exercising 5-7 days a week, becoming a vegan and eating average of 50% raw, I have since messed up on some of that and see my blood sugar numbers rising higher again (but still least than they were as I still maintain some of the changes for the most part.

    It is hard to change but would you in order to reverse diabetes. If so, you owe it to yourself to get that video raw for 30 days while it is still on sale as it is worth it even at the higher price but this makes it more accessible to people.

    My question is how can people maintain the needed changes and would you if you knew your diabetes could be reversed.
    this has worked or both type one and type two diabetics to address that.

    Both in the documentary and in a video by Victoria boutenko ho reversed her son's type one diabetes (which did not return in the ensuing 15 years) with a 100% raw food vegan whole food diet.
    you are completely wrong katie. This is not false hope to share with people what helped others. It will not harm people to try a vegan 100% diet for a 1-4 month period to see if it works. i refer them to the video but feel they must read his companion book..there is a cure for diabetes o have all the facts. (dr gabeiel cousens...just because ypou are told it is incurable does not mean it is..only that you --or the doctor is not familiar with the cure or does not believe it. It is you who are harming someone who might be cured by saying something is untrue without more study etc Every organ can be regenerated and even genetics can be overcome if one maintains the changes and stops doing the bad things and starts doing the things that heal and regenerate.
    also I am not trying to sell people anything. I am informing them of something that I found in trying to reverse my own diabetes and that I know has worked for others at a t5ime it is on sale. I get absolutely nothing from this other than trying to help people who stand in the shoes I have walked in..you completely misunderstand my intentions and what I have learned in my 30 years of study of alternative health, herbs and nutrition that I study for the purpoe of helping people who are hurting and sick. I had relatives go into comas and blind from this illness and I will be darned if I am going to be silent when people who don't know might learn. It is not expensive to do a 100% raw food diet as people have to eat anyway. diet and exercise are not products in the sense I am suggesting them. know someone who was there when this documentary was filmed who saw it work and saw they blood sugar readings and I trust her as she is not a liar. Plus I trust the good work of Dr cousens & others
    I do concur if one does not continue the lifestyle changes the diabetes will reoccur.

    the people in the video were under the care of a doctor who monitored their blood sugar and insulin. They were able to get off insulin and drugs within the 30 day period actually much less. Dr Gabriel Cousens is the one who states in his documentary that one of the diabetics was a type one. One would be smart to contact thew tree of life center. Also the lady where I live who is a student of Dr Cousens and there when he filmed it recently showed the video and the trailer and did say he also gave them some supplements and these should be listed in the book I recommended the cure for diabetes. I can if people email me give them the phone number of Dr Cousens clinic and the address and also if requested and you send an email send the pages in the book where he talks of three case histories of type 1 diabetics who did in fact get off all insulin and have normal a1c readings; however, in researching fur
    I do concur if one does not continue the lifestyle changes the diabetes will reoccur.

    the people in the video were under the care of a doctor who monitored their blood sugar and insulin. They were able to get off insulin and drugs within the 30 day period actually much less. Dr Gabriel Cousens is the one who states in his documentary that one of the diabetics was a type one. One would be smart to contact thew tree of life center. Also the lady where I live who is a student of Dr Cousens and there when he filmed it recently showed the video and the trailer and did say he also gave them some supplements and these should be listed in the book I recommended the cure for diabetes. I can if people email me give them the phone number of Dr Cousens clinic and the address and also if requested and you send an email send the pages in the book where he talks of three case histories of type 1 diabetics who did in fact get off all insulin and have normal a1c readings; however, in researching fur
    further by looking at his book, I see that he said he uses "proteolytic enzymes, lipases, and general combinations of proteolyric lipase and amylase." he says Dr Wong was able to achieve what is considered medically impossible. Two with only the supplements listed above and third with the full tree of life program which included the use of proteolytic enzymes as well as a low glycemic and low insulin index live food diet. This seems to be what he used with the type 1 on the video but he likely has treated other type ones not on the documentary and may be able to tell you more if he is contacted as I am not a doctor and on the video he only mentions the raw foods. I know he can be contacted as Dave the raw food trucker who went on Dr Cousens phase one diet with lots of juicing and juice fasting and reversed his type 2 diabetes in three days, his colon cancer and his kidney disease as well as losing over 225 pounds said he contacted the life of life for further help. (see youtube for
    dave the raw food truckers videos or on curezone. I would also see what info is at curezone.com Dr CoUSENS explains on page 143 - 145 why these things I mentioned works for type one and late type 2 diabetics. I strongly recommend one who is a type 1 or on insulin contact the tree of life to get more info and do not self treat but others can but have doctor check your meds to see if they must be gradually weaned down as one gets better. I am not certain if the diabetics were had their diabetes revesed with the hallelujah diet, dr richard schulze's incurables and the other books I mention were type one or only type two. I do know schulze said he has gotten every dead organ working again when he as in the clinic. One would need to search the diabetes testimonials at hacres.com to see if they were type one or type 2 but most daibetics are type 2 so this info will definitely be of help to them. Victoria Boutenko in her film on diabetes said her son was diagnosed with type one diabetes
    she said her son, sergei, was told he would have to be on insulin the rest of his life. His mother, Victoria, refused to put her son on it and searched frantically for the answer. The doctor threatened several times to turn her into children's services. she states the whole family went on a whole food, vegan 100% raw diet and reverses several illnesses including the type one diabetes. she speaks of him eventually throwing or giving away his home testing supplies as his readings were always normal. This was about 15 years ago and it has not returned. He has stayed on the diet making further improvement like eating mainly natural foods and not gourmet raw now and lots of green smoothies and now grow he teaches wild food classes. Go to her website and look and see if maybe you contact her, they can tell you if he did anything else or if they have some documentation or something if you like http://www.rawfamily.com/

    Again there are no incurable illnesses and when doctors say there is no
    she said her son, sergei, was told he would have to be on insulin the rest of his life. His mother, Victoria, refused to put her son on it and searched frantically for the answer. The doctor threatened several times to turn her into children's services. she states the whole family went on a whole food, vegan 100% raw diet and reverses several illnesses including the type one diabetes. she speaks of him eventually throwing or giving away his home testing supplies as his readings were always normal. This was about 15 years ago and it has not returned. He has stayed on the diet making further improvement like eating mainly natural foods and not gourmet raw now and lots of green smoothies and now grow he teaches wild food classes. Go to her website and look and see if maybe you contact her, they can tell you if he did anything else or if they have some documentation or something if you like http://www.rawfamily.com/

    Again there are no incurable illnesses and when doctors say there is no
    cure what they mean is there is no cure that I am aware of or was taught or believe but you can be quite sure people worldwide have cured themselves of everything. Listen to the incurables program videos (the save your life videos) read the biography of Dr john r Christopher.Diabetes is a very profitable illnesses as one must take drugs that control but do not reverse it the rest of one's life..while it is true one should stay on the lifestyle changes to prevent recurrence, it is a lot better than shooting insulin everyday if one can gradually weans off this as many have with the save your life program.

    I was wrong to make it seems easy to reverse a serious disease..a simple herb is not going to do it generally one needs a very comprehensive health building program.. I personally have noticed no programs with anecdotal reversals that use any animal products,,it is almost vegan. I also noticed that when I eat whole grains and low glycemic fruits it does not affect my blood sugar
    readings but the minute I mess up and eat meat or cheese my blood sugar soar to 325 to 375 which I find interesting..one of the first things to do is get off all animal products. as every program I ever hears of diabetes reversals was vegan. Mine started dropping right away when I switched to a vegan diet with at least 50% raw foods and exercised regularly. Studies show better results on a vegan diet than the American diabetic association diet, google it and you will see. even if on does not reverse it they can expect to lower the dose of their drugs and/or insulin IMO. But if it was me, I would not do a type one or one on diabetes without checking the levels to see if these drugs can be lowered and calling a physician who works with these things as the authors of these books or dr cousens. In addition one should see their other blood results improve. I know mine did. and I did not go raw 100% or use these supplements. i had readings in the 300, 400 and 500 range and one too high
    for the meter to read and never have them that high now unless I eat meat or cheese or tons of things high on the glycemic index at once.

    One should work to prevent it by making these lifestyles changes if it runs in families but type one does not generally run in families Up to 79% of type 2 diabetes is genetic but in type one diabetes, 85% have no genetic link. there is a strong correlation between type one diabetics and an infant drinking cow's milk before age 4 months, My aunt who has type one was not cursed and given cow's milk I know. There is also a link with certain viruses. an infant in the womb exposed to german measles has a 40% chance of developing type one diabetes. I strongly recommend people view the video I linked to and read all of doctor cousens book there is a cure for diabetes which is filled with info. also read the testimonies at hacres.com, view the richard schulze save your life diet and go vegan and hopefully a lot of raw, juice fasting etc and also take a
    look at the other books I mentioned and do your own research into alternative health. It is your body,,alternative health has prevented amputation and reversed diabetic retinopathy. If not for people with the courage to try alternative health when given no hope by doctors, these people who recovered of every disease might not be well today or have lived so long or be there to help others in need by their stories. Unless these skeptics who called me names and a liar and who denigrated my intelligence has personally investigated all the claims of people why say they reversed their illnesses and gotten detailed directions on how they did it, they are the ones claiming absolute knowledge that they just do not have. Yes there are quacks out there but there are also dedicated people trying to help the dying and very ill and succeeding. While I cannot promise you will be healed, I believe there is a definite hope in the things I recommend to people who may want this info but do not know it
    exists and I am trying to let them have a place to start their research and gain some hope. You can call me all the names you like and call those healing diabetes names to but that is not going to stop people like me or schulze or cousens or house etc from educating people and showing them the hope that really really exist. contrary to your slams, I am not stupid nor a filthy liar and neither are these doctors working to prove diabetes can be cured. Since most diabetics are type 2 and trapped in a world of drugs and down the road insulin, this info should be especially encouraging to them as most of these programs have reversed diabetes in 4 days to 6 months max usually. while it is true that generally although one may cut themselves a little slack perhaps when they get their diabetes in reversal, I bet plenty of people would have no problems staying on a health building diet or making changes to vegan or raw rather than go blind, have their leg cut off or wind up on dialysis etc so
    motivation to stay on the program that reverses their course should be high. don't underestimate people. It was the fear of the alternative which made me want to do things I never thought I could do before.
    sorry that some stuff posted right..I added this info above to respond to the three people saying I was crazy, uninformed and evil essentially so sorry it is long but I hope people will read it.,
    error this should read frm above But if it was me, I would not do a type one or one on insulin (not the word diabetes as I postred but the word insulin is the correct word) without checking the levels to see if these drugs can be lowered and calling a physician who works with these things as the authors of these books or dr cousens. In addition one should see their other blood results improve
    error above

    My aunt who has type one was not cursed (this should be nursed not cursed) and given cow's milk I know.
    -Allison --as I said I am not a doctor and my purpose of posting this was to let people know this excellent documentary is on sale this week and point them in a direction of h-ealing. I personally feel type 2 is much easier to reverse, however, I did not post this to be treated in a confrontational manner for trying to help people. coming from a knowledge where I have seen things reverse and natural healing work and knowing the worst of things have been cured by Richard Schulze such as lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, late stage AIDS, blindness, all kinds of nerve disorders like ms etc, I have come to believe there are no incurable illnesses. Being a lay person who studies this area as I find it fascinating, I cannot answer any question but I have tried to help many to the best of my ability and some have considered me to be somewhat of an expert; however, I am not Dr Schulze, Christopher., Cousens or others I have tried to learn from. They had a clinic and people and I do not.
    Even so, I feel the info I gave here could have taken years for people in need to find it and is some of the best you are going to get on trying to heal disease naturally. I have been on here and curezone for years helping many hgundreds of people but I generally stay in the alternative health section as I am not one to push alternative health on people who do not want it or want to denigrate it. I only ventured out to let people know about the videos, schutze, the books, and hallelujah diet if they wanted this info. I am not God. I cannot guarantee people a cure but I feel a lot of confidence in the validity and miracles alternative health brings. I just got a1c results today and they wer ein the noraml range as was my average glucose level. 10 months ago I was having multiple blood sugar tests in the 300-600+ range. I did nothing my doctor said to do. I designed my own program and made lifestyle changes. I have stopped 2 heart attacks in my mother when nitro (which had worked
    before) did nothing. I have gotten my mothers legs which became severely infected due to doctor error and misinformation and no antibiotic they prescribed working, better in one day and gone. When I finally convinced my mom to try my advice after 10 years of her not listening and getting progressively worst and on dialysis 2 years shocked when she took just 2 herb tinctures. she called all shocked and shouting almost saying I can't believe it..I took those tinctures you left and for the first time in 2 years, I was not deathly ill after dialysis. (she was always sick at least 36 hours either needing to be hospitalized for the treatment causing extremely low blood blood pressure and other things or so washed out she could not get to the bathroom in the next room. I had cured very bad gerd in my brother that he had to be hospitalized for and it never came back 10 years later. I have had someone I helped a lot tell me his dad collapsed and passed out and how bad he was and how he
    remembered something I told him and tried it and brought his father out of it right away. I haven't had the flu in decades and if I get a cold I can knock it out in a day and a half with slight symptoms. I have seen alternative health work in my own life. Healers who I trust have far amazing testimonies as do their patients. I can only share what I know with a trust in God and his natural modaliites and with a clear conscious and a good heart as I have devoted 50 plus hours a week to helping people asking nothing in return and for free. I was trerated awfully on this forum and liikely will not post here again but go back to alternaitve health section due to this. as I say, I cannot guarantee you a cure for a devasting disease but I am offering something but it seems all you can do is look to the negative..people who don't believe rather are healed according to schulze and do not do the programs necessary. Obviously a raw food diet is not a low carb diet but something in it is
    helping many people with a wide variance of diseases including so called incurable diseases. Have you watched the save your life videos and read the manual to see the amazing "miracles" Have you read Dr Christopher's biopsies. Even if one feels better and uses less insulin that is something but the videos do show it helped 2 type one diabetics..,.the black man misdiagnosed who became a naturopath and another type 1 whose got off insulin and had normal ranges but dropped out of the program as he felt he could not eat that way etc. Also as I said Dr Cousens tells of three people in his book that were type 1s I looked it up just now and offered to send it to anyone who sends me an email address as an attachment. In brief he says one was an 86 year old with 50 years of type one diabetes ho had had amputation if one leg and was facing loss of the other foot.she had he says paresthesia in her fingers, and forearm, scar tissue in her eyes a gray pallor and dry skin and was on 4 injections
    of insulin a day. She was given proteolytic enzymes over 3 months. "as scar tissue in her eyes cleared, her vision became 20/10 and her left foot had a full correction. an ultrasound done after 3 months showed no blockage whatsoever. Her skin in general and in her extremities became pink. her glycosylated hemoglobin went from 9 to 6, and she stopped taking insulin." Another in his mid 30s had acquirted type 1 in his mid 20s and was getting 3 to 4 injections of insulin a day.toes in both feet had been amputated.eurological degeneration to his legs, paresthesia in arms and hands and had received one kidney transplant and the other was beginning to fail He took proteolytic enzymes for 6 months..circulation improved and he was saved from amputation of toes and foot, His need for insulin dropped to none, his neuropathy disappeared...his kidneys began to function again...his creatinine...went to normal. The last had been hospitalized and found to have a fbs of 1200
    and diagnosed type 1 In 2 weeks at the tree of life he was off all insulin and blood sugar below 85 all symptoms disappeared. In perfect health and diabetes free 2 years later a1c under 6 when it was 11.8 (source of these quotes and excerpts from book there is a cure or diabetes page 143-145) As I said the book is at many libraries on amazon and I can send interested people the attachment of these pages so they can read the whole thing plus the book is loaded with info and help.

    May I add had these 3 people not had the guts and determination and belief to look outside the box, had they believed their doctors and continued on their course, they would likely be dead now or missing more limbs or blind on dialysis etc. It is the people who go searching for their answers they cannot find in medical science and do the recommendations that pave the way for others. It is those who tried and yet died who showed healers like schulze what worked and what did not so eventually more and more
    Their courage in searching out answers when they were told there were none, their trust in believing their were answers, their willingness to do hard lifestyle changes and listen despite the fears and chastisements of their families, they are heroes...they showed others who would come behind them, it could be done. they listened to the small still voice inside that lead them.
    they trusted their instincts even if they stood alone. I have no doubt God lead them to the answers they prayed for. They looked for the opportunity and the doors and took them and walked in. they stood at a fork in the road and they could believe what doctors said that there was no cure, no hope that they would be dead in x number of days or months and could have given up but they when faced with the fork in the road did not turn away in unbelief and fear. they trusted they believed they tired..some failed but far more succeeded. those that failed, Dr Schulze said, always died in far less pain and suffering
    went peacefully when they went but most did not die...some went on to outlive their doctors..they recovered of incurable diseases that noone said they could ever recover from ..impossible cases and yet...tens of thousands beat the odds...now that schulze's work is reaching so many more hundreds of thousands or more have recovered of nearly everything.

    Noone can guarantee but they can point the way and let people know in no uncertain terms that the odds can definitely be beat...if not this way then another.

    If it was me in your shoes. first I would thank god for the direction the universe placed you at to see this info and ask his continued help, I would work to let go of unbelief and turn to trust and hope and positive emotions. I would go to the tree of life & find out more or call them. I would get on what they recommend, I would only eat whole food vegan 100% raw with lots of juicing and green smoothies. I would diabetes herbs in the form of organic or wildcrafted tinctures (NO
    (NO herbs in capsules tinctures only)., I would eat low on the glycemic index with a low glycemic load adding lemon juice or raw apple cider vinegar to each meal (this lowers the overall glycemic index/load of the meal). I would watch the full incurables save your life videos and the manual probably more than once. I would leave nothing out. also reading the books above and others like them and the hallelujah book for what foods are considered raw foods and other info. I would join a raw food group or a vegan group to be with like minded people and maybe learn from them. I would feel that trying and maybe winning would be a lot better than the effects of diabetes I might have down the road. I would also learn how to treat things associated with diabetes how to fix gangrene (see herballegacy), kidneys (curezone see kidney forum look for knowledge seeker's advice..me) learn what to take for heart attack and heart attack/stroke prevention and get on some nervines, I would do the eye
    program in his chapter on eyes (use only organic herbs if making his eyewash formula and do the other things he recommends for retinopathy and other eye diseases). I would read books on the law of attraction and try to use that to keep my thoughts positive and my feelings good, I would start shopping health food stores and coops and farmer';s markets and I would keep learning all I could. Most people are not going to do any of this..they prefer to stay in their old ways or do a few herbs and think that is going to work and when it doesnn't think the fault if the herbs and not them for not doing enough. A person cannot usually cure a killer or serious disease without a dedicated and complete comprehensive health building program.. do that and there is an excellent chance people can find their miracle cure. You can pass the info by or you can start thinking an praying and doing. Your future might include terrible things or an ultra healthy life. Victoria Boutenko ignored her son's
    doctors though she cried so much thinking of her son's future and insulin the rest of his life, I am sure she must have been so scared the doctor would turn her over to children's services as she had threatened to do and worried she might lose her son, but she bit down her fear, she researched as if her life depended on it and when she found the answers she did it. she talked of how hard it was to throw out the microwave and as a compulsive eater very overweight to throw out all the food, to eat mostly produce and greens and nuts etc and how her family struggled in the early days, but she did and they did it and the results were she lost over 100 pounds and got rid of the heart arrithymias that had killed her dad, her daughter got rid of severe asthma, her husband did not do the drastic surgery his doctor said without it he would be dead in 2 months and completely recovered and is alive today 15 or so years later and in tip top health and her son threw away his blood testing
    supplies and beat type one diabetes and is diabetes free today.

    Had she not tried I can only imagine where they would all be today.

    You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink..

    I person can stay where they are or try something different.

    there are no guarantees in life..but god said to trust him and he said I give you plants for your meat (food) and herbs for our medicine. He created no stoves and we are the only species that cooks our food and probably the least prone to diseases. We were meant to pick our food fresh and eat it unprocessed, to walk the fields...

    We can trust god's way or man's way...the one thing we know if that medical science has been wrong time and time again as they learn new things. You can trust some guy educated as he might be in disease and drugs or you can trust in God's natural foods/herbs/nutrients/etc the sun the air the water and natures path. You can look for where he is leading you and find hope or you can demand guarantees
    and look for the negatives or you can cease the day..carpe diem as they say. It i you who lives with your decision. I can only give you what I know and have and have prayed for often...knowledge of how to help a suffering humanity.

    I cannot convince you or make you do anything you do not want to believe or do.
    but maybe others who sees this might see this and realize there are no coincidences in life. But the choices of if we see his aid in the voice or work of others or think we know it all etc is all ours and we live with whatever results from our choices. I hope someone sees this and tries it all and is helped..if not, I cannot control that. Even my spending all this time on this answer to address what you said is done out of caring though it may not seem that way. I am not perfect, but I know my heart is in the right place, that I have been blessed by god with a very good mind and hope that one day I see how I spent my time was not in vain for someone out there.
    sorry I made a lot of typing errors and got some words wrong making a few sentences not make sense but there is no way to edit it. Hope it is still fairly understandable like I said man is probably least prone to disease when I meant most prone and some errors like that. I was typing too fast

    • ANSWER:
      No problem ! I live THAT Life- already. So I KNOW it works for Me !! :)

  26. QUESTION:
    Raw diet for dogs in Canada?
    Hi...
    I live in Niagara region and I just caluculated the price of feeding raw and its kinda expensive. I know it will pay off in the long run... but I want to know if its alright to do this.
    So when I start my dog on the raw diet he'll be eating chicken daily for ten days. Then I'm adding in liver and kidney. Once thats done I was going to add a variety of meat but its a little expensive:
    Take a look... here is what I was going to do-
    Chicken legs
    Chicken wings and an organ (liver, kidney)
    Chicken feet and liver
    Chicken thigh, salmon (deboned with skin) and egg
    Tongue and liver
    Shoulder and
    kidney
    Pork and turkey necks
    Lung and chicken
    Heart and Turkey
    Pig feet and chicken thigh
    Kidney an wings
    Oxtail, chicken legs and boneless meat
    Poultry necks and liver
    Fish and chicken
    Shoulder and
    kidneys
    Lung and chicken legs
    Wings and liver
    Chicken legs and tongue
    Sardines (in water) and heart
    Chicken and liver
    Meaty beef ribs
    Chicken and kidney
    Liver and shoulder
    Tongue and kidney
    Poultry legs
    Chicken thigh and liver
    Chicken wings and lung
    Pork backs or beef ribs and tongue

    I was wondering, instead of adding a variety of so many meats... can I just use chicken legs, kidney, liver, etc? Here are the prices I did find
    Chicken legs: [FAQ-QUESTION].99/lb (Lococo's)
    Chicken wings:
    Liver:
    Kidney:
    Chicken feet:
    Chicken thigh:
    Salmon (de-boned):
    Tongue:
    Shoulder: .00/lb (Lococo's)
    Pork meat:
    Turkey necks:
    Lung:
    Chicken : .00/lb (Lococo's)
    Turkey: .00/lb (Lakeshore Meats)
    Heart:
    Pig feet:
    Chicken wings: .00/lb (Lakeshore Meats)
    Turkey wings:
    Sardines: .00/tin in water (Commisso's)
    Meaty beef ribs: .50/lb (Lococo's)
    Pork back: .00/lb (Lakeshore Meats)
    I'll throw in eggs everywhere as well. So say a carton of eggs a month: .00

    Please help with whether I should pay the extra money and add variety or not. And examples of the cheap ones.

    • ANSWER:
      Not sure were you recieved some of this information. Raw diets are not expenisve if your making your own. Why not do a group search on yahoo for raw cananda dogs. i know it's popular there adn you could get in with a coop or a butcher.

      Here is some more information.

  27. QUESTION:
    How much raw meat should I feed my dog?
    I have a 50 pound collie and I just decided i wanted to switch her over to a raw diet. Shes almost 3 years old. I have begun feeding her some raw chicken breast (she loved it) but I wanted to completely switch her to raw meat. She gets exercise just about everyday (some times I don't have the time to take her on a bike ride) but I have a small medium sized backyard with lots of toys.
    Here are some questions that I have:

    is raw meat and bones A LOT more expensive than dog food? I have been buying my dog Blue Buffalo and its about for a 30 lbs bag.

    I was wondering how much raw meat or raw bones I should feed her and,
    what type of meat and bones?

    How long do I have to freeze the meat and bones in the freezer before they are safe for her to eat?

    Thanks and I WILL reward BEST ANSWER.

    • ANSWER:
      Any meat you buy for her in the grocery will be fine right from the store. If you get your hands on any wild meat (hunter's scrap or fresh roadkill), you need to freeze it solid for a month to kill any parasites.

      I have a 50-pound female spay chow mix; she eats about 8oz a day of pork or chicken, with occasional turkey, beef or venison. At Wal-Mart, I'm told, chicken leg quarters are available in 10-pound bags for 39 cents a pound. One of my local grocery stores does that, too. I buy raw pork picnic roasts for about a dollar a pound; lately they've been .29/pound. They weigh between 9 and 15 pounds; I just cut them up, weigh out bags of 8oz each, and freeze them. I take one out at dinner and set it on a plate in the frig; next day its defrosted and she gets it. On cutting day she gets the bone that's inside one of the roasts, and whatever bits of meat are left. It works out pretty well.

      She gets a couple of ounces of liver every week, and if I have it, a couple of ounces of kidney. I ordered some green tripe from a local co-op; if there is no such group in your area, go to greentripe.com and order it from them. It smells atrocious, but it has nutrients that your dog can't get any other way. I give her a pound chub of it as a meal once ever 8 weeks or so.

      Here's your research and documentation:

      http://www.rawmeatybones.com
      http://www.rawfed.com
      http://www.rawfeddogs.net
      http://www.rawfeeding.net
      http://www.barxx.com
      http://www.rawlearning.com
      http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/groups.rawfeeding/

      The basic idea is to approximate a wild diet as closely as possible; raw meat on the bone and small amounts of organ meat [liver is most important, but also kidneys, pancreas, spleen, lungs and what is called green tripe]. Amount to feed is calculated as 2-3% of the dog's ideal adult body weight. Your veterinarian can help you estimate that; then you just do the math. You don’t have to be exact; all amounts are to be averaged over a week or two. Dogs [not toys or puppies] that get big, complicated meals sometimes will eat for two days and then not again for five. All perfectly normal. The dog will love it, the diet will help satisfy his lifelong need to chew, keep his teeth clean and his feces innocuous.

      Try it; watching her will be fun.

  28. QUESTION:
    feeding raw mixed with kibble how much should i feed and how often?
    i have a 6 month old labrador pyreneese mix she weighs 50 lbs i feed her about 3 cups daily of nutro natural choices large breed dog food daily splitting it up in half morning and evening meals this past week i started feeding her raw meaty bones also ive been giving her a round soup bone daily at evening meal she loves it i want to give her more but im not sure how much i should give since im not only feeding raw yet im new to raw feeding so i need help i also have two dogs a chug 10lbs and a chihuahua cairne terrier 5 lbs mix since i started giving the bones now they hardly want the kibble they never really were big on eating kibble theyll eat some but rather hold out for treats what should i do
    she is defenitly big but not fat she looks cut i had her spayed about a month ago her coat blings baby shes all black with a very little white on chest

    • ANSWER:
      1) a soup bone is NOT a raw meaty bone - it is a broken tooth in the waiting. The focus is on the MEAT not the bone. A raw meaty bone is a chicken quarter, a rack of lamb ribs or a pork hock.

      2) The idea is to feed about 2-3% of the ideal adult weight each day. This can be hard with mixed breeds but you soon learn to gauge from their appearance whether they are getting the right amount of food. Let your eyes and hands be the guide rather than scales. This is a helpful chart http://www.iams.com/iams/pet-health/body-condition.jsp

      My animals eat chicken, beef, lamb, pork, fish (tinned and raw) turkey, kangaroo and goat as well as the organs from most of these animals. The only bones I don't feed are those large weight bearing ones, femurs, marrow bones, knuckles etc) as they can wear down or crack teeth.
      :
      "Dogs are Carnivores" An article clearly explaining the physiological reasons behind this classification and the effects of feeding inappropriate foods
      http://www.thewholedog.org/artcarnivores…
      A feeding guide published by Dr Tom Lonsdale, a vet who advocates raw feeding and has been widely published
      http://www.rawmeatybones.com/diet/exp-di…
      A website debunking some of the many myths regarding raw feeding and bones.
      http://rawfed.com/myths

  29. QUESTION:
    Vegan vs. raw vegan?
    So, I've been vegan for a little over 6 months, and I've been experimenting with an all raw diet (on and off) as well. My dilemma is this: I have gained some weight because of the yo yo(ish) way of eating and I really don't know what step to take to get it off. I could either have a cooked vegan diet (including raw foods, obviously) and count calories, OR I could go cold-turkey and go 100% raw without counting calories. And no, I can't find a middle ground because I am an all or nothing person (unfortunately). For the trolls who tell me to eat meat, or that it isn't healthy to be vegan- I'm not changing my mind about that so don't waste your time.

    In the past I had counted calories whilst exercising (for at least an hour a day) and lost 50 pounds by doing this (note, I was not vegan when I did this). So, I know that counting calories works...But, since then, I've been reading books upon books, and doing oodles of research about raw veganism and I think that this could be the way to go for my health, and weight loss goals. What is your experience with this? Is it easier to get the weight off when raw? Should I still count calories? Sorry for all of the questions...

    I know that veganism is environmentally friendly, animal friendly, and good for my health... But, should I just stay vegan and count calories, or go raw and not count calories?

    Please help : /

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, counting calories may work, but it's not a good method of maintaining an ideal weight. What you are doing is restricting intake, which, in turn, decreases your metabolism, thus teaching your body to store more energy as fat due to the food shortages it is perceiving.

      So, reducing your calorie intake, then going back to your previous way of eating, you are teaching your body to store more food as fat. Restricting your intake will of course work, if you stay on a restricted calorie intake diet, but who wants that? Not me. I want to eat eat eat. More fuel = more energy = more fun.

      My way: do not restrict food at all. Eat eat eat and enjoy it too. Instead, focus on nutrient rich foods, organic foods, fresh foods, foods you grow yourself or are locally grown, whole foods, and so forth.

      Here's a better way to become thin, just exercise more. It works. But, focus on raising your metabolism. You do this by concentrating on how: Hard?; Long?; Often? + Intensity.

      And why not focus on becoming fit, flexible, and muscle toned as well?

      For example, instead of just running around and around a running track, do interval sprints while running, then try to maintain your speed, recover, then do another sprint, maintain previous speed, recover, and repeat. You can cut the time you exercise down by doing this too. Intensive exercising for say 20 minutes will equate to perhaps an hour or more of just running along at a regular pace). You can also do Windsprints (aka Win Sprints). Mix it up. Track running, trail running, cycling, weight training and muscle conditioning in the off season... whatever you like.

      Now, a note about calories. The calorie unit of measurement is completely moronic and you should not use this unit of measurement at all. This unit of measurement is determined by taking a food, putting in into a special oven that flash burns the food into ash; not even ash. The resulting heat given off by the burnt food is made into a measurement. Food does not burst into flames in one's belly, therefore it is completely useless. So, please do not count calories anymore - forget all about calories. Trust me, I've done competitive athletics for nearly my whole life, and I've never counted calories. I've see those who do, those wanting to lose weight, athletes, bodybuilders, and... uuh, really, it's useless.

      Regarding raw food, yeah, go for it. Raw has more nutrients of course. But you cannot eat all foods raw - a lot of the food we eat is due to the fact that we need to cook it to access it. Do lots of reading, and learn from other people's mistakes. rawfamily.com thegardendiet.com are two good resources.

      I've never been on a 100% raw diet for a great length of time, but if you have a good diet, raw or not, your body should simply go to it's ideal weight. I've had the same weight for my entire adulthood simply because due to intensive exercise, I was always at optimum weight. You can eat whatever you want, vegan healthy or not, and always have an optimum weight as long as you do enough exercise. But, if you want better performance, health, etc. then that's where healthy fuel comes into play.

      So, forget calories, they are moronic, don't restrict intake, exercise more (Harder; Longer; More Often + More Intensely), eat more, stay vegan, go raw if you want (doesn't matter when it comes to weight), and don't miss out on any nutrients, good fats, and so forth.

      One more note, you will also want to focus on improving your digestion, look at proper food combination for good digestion, pro-biotic foods, foods medications etc. that hinder digestion, acid alkaline and how it affects digestion, and so forth. Digestion is an important part of eating that is usually overlooked.

  30. QUESTION:
    Info on raw dog food diet?
    Okay, over the last 4 years or so, I have done some research on raw dog food diets, but I never switched my dogs over. Our dogs have been eating Canidae for several years, and we are very happy with it, it's just that I really feel that feeding them raw is the best way to go. Anyway, I as I said, I have done some research on this, but I am not exactly sure how much I would need to feed a 50 or so pound dog every day. And I'm not sure what exact parts of the chicken to feed. Oh, also, I have heard many times that it's good to feed a fish a week or something like that? How often would I need to do that, and what kind of fish? Any tips or suggestions would be very helpful, thanks in advance for any answers! : )

    • ANSWER:
      You can feed fish if you want, but most dogs won't eat it. You might get lucky.

      I strongly recommend dropping commercial dog feed and switching to a dog's natural diet: raw meat, organs and bones. A dog is fed 2-3% of the ideal body weight each day.

      I feed raw/prey model; my 50-pound chow mix gets about 12oz a day, but when I have a gorge meal for her, like a turkey carcass that will take her 4-5 hours to eat, she won't be hungry or interested in food for 2-3 days.

      The ideal diet should consist of approximately 80% raw meat, 10% raw edible bone, 5% raw liver, 5% other raw organs, the occasional egg, shell and all, raw.

      Don't stock up on chicken backs or necks; there isn't enough meat there. Buy whole chickens: they are often the cheapest. If you take it apart, there's a spot at the middle of the back where it will naturally break in half. But if you have a yard, you can toss her a four-pound whole chicken twice a week and she'll be happy.

      Don't feed any beef bones other than ribs; the leg bones are too hard and dogs have been known to break teeth on them.

      NO veggies, NO fruit. Dogs cannot digest vegetables or fruits; they lack the enzyme necessary to break down cellulose.

      NO grains; again, dogs can't digest cellulose, and the other ingredients are the primary cause of allergies and diabetes in dogs.

      NO dairy; dogs are lactose intolerant.

      NO supplements other than a spoonful of deepsea fish body oil for the Omega-3 that corn-finished meat does not contain.

      Further research:

  31. QUESTION:
    Homemade Kitten Food? Raw or Cooked?
    Hello

    Please read to the end before answering, I have been feeding my 2 kittens special branded Kitten food with 50% meat as I refused to feed them Whiskas / Felix because of the 4% meat content and additives and fillers in it.

    However, as I order it specially from an online store, as no supermarket near me does anything I want, it is costing me a fortune with delivery prices and the amount they are eating (greedy little things lol)

    I am starting to wonder whether it would be better to spend that money whilst doing my weekly shop and start feeding them RAW meat... OR buying meat and cooking it for them...

    I need some advice on

    1. Can I feed Kittens RAW Meat? I've seen views saying yes and no??
    2. If I feed them RAW or COOKED what meats are OK and cheapest but would be ok for them?
    3. If feeding COOKED how should I be cooking it? Do they like it cooked and warm? or should I be cooling it in fridge and giving it them cold?

    If cooking are there receipes I need to follow? Is cooked plain chicken fine, or do they need more?

    Does anyone else have any experience in this?

    Any help appreciated.

    Please do not answer if you are going to recommend me buying a cat food such as Applaws or any of these type. I Know they are good, but I am looking into feeding my cats meat as an alternative to ordering online and as mentioned, would ideally like to get the food when doing my supermarket shopping...

    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      I do not feed raw as a primary diet, but chicken, turkey, lamb and duck are some of your best choices (obviously depending on market price and availability). I feed my cats raw chicken sometimes as a treat mainly, they are 1 year old. When you feed cooked, you need to add supplements to the food because some vitamins and nutrients (most notably, Taurine) are not going to be found in a cooked diet. These packets can be found at just about any pet store. This is, unfortunately, about where my raw feeding knowledge ends. I starred your question because some of my contacts should be able to add some more to it. Best of luck, this is a wonderful diet to feed your cat!!

  32. QUESTION:
    Feeding Kittens Meat.... Raw or Cooked?
    Hello

    Please read before answering, I have been feeding my 2 kittens special branded Kitten food with 50% meat as I refused to feed them Whiskas / Felix because of the 4% meat content and additives and fillers in it.

    However, as I order it specially from an online store, as no supermarket near me does anything I want, it is costing me a fortune with delivery prices and the amount they are eating (greedy little things lol)

    I am starting to wonder whether it would be better to spend that money whilst doing my weekly shop and start feeding them RAW meat... OR buying meat and cooking it for them...

    I need some advice on

    1. Can I feed Kittens RAW Meat? I've seen views saying yes and no??
    2. If I feed them RAW or COOKED what meats are OK and cheapest but would be ok for them?
    3. If feeding COOKED how should I be cooking it? Do they like it cooked and warm? or should I be cooling it in fridge and giving it them cold?

    Does anyone else have any experience in this?

    Any help appreciated.

    Please do not answer if you are going to recommend me buying a cat food such as Applaws or any of these type. I Know they are good, but I am looking into feeding my cats meat as an alternative to ordering online and as mentioned, would ideally like to get the food when doing my supermarket shopping...

    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Ok well I always fed my cats the store food you find in the pet isle, but with my dog I had a different story. I am not sure if the same thing for my dog will work on your cats but my dog loves it! What we do is buy hamburger meat. You know just regular hamburger meat nothing fancy. We cook it and boil some rice. When it is done we feed him half a cup of the hamburger meat and the rice mixed togethor. Then we put the rest in the fridge. We heat it up so it warm right before we give it to him. That is what my dog eats and he loves to eat it. I am not sure if you can do the some things with cats though . . . . Hope I helped!

  33. QUESTION:
    Raw food diet quality?
    I have a 6 month old Siberian husky and we've been trying out different kinds of kibble recently. I usually gradually switch with every bag. We've already tried Eukanuba and Purina 1 but I know both are very low quality dogs foods. So now I've switched to Blue Buffalo puppy food. I like that it has prebiotics in it because he's had a pretty bad case of giardia and the prebiotics keep the good bacteria in his instestines thriving. He really liked Eukanuba, wasn't so fond of Purina one and like Blue Buffalo fairly well too. But price is a serious issue. I just don't have the funds to spend on dog food every month. The next food I plan on trying is Taste of the Wild. I've heard it's one of the best quality foods around, and it's price is a good cheaper around here.

    However, raw food diets have always appealed to me. Especially with him being a husky. However, I'm curious as to any particular types of raw food would be good to eat/ how much is costs/ how much he would need. Also, the advantages/disadvantages of it. Thanks.
    cjrossi - You're an idiot. I spend more than a month on my dog. Between heart worm preventative, flea/tick control and supplements I spend around already. Not including the gas I use to take him to the dog park on a daily basis. Adding to every single month makes it more than 0. And while I really *can* afford it, I am looking for possibly more efficient ways to save a few bucks.

    • ANSWER:
      PF - what banana tree did you fall out of ! "Dogs cannot eat raw" - you are crazy surely - dogs evolved to eat raw prey animals and it takes THOUSANDS of years to change the basic species in any way that would mean it could no longer survive in the way nautre intended.

      Do not be fooled by the clever advertising put about by commercial food producers. LOL.

      You might find a few interesting articles here:

  34. QUESTION:
    Separation anxiety/bloody diahrih..licking paw raw...please answer!?
    Okay, for those you who dont know, I rescued a mother dog with her 5 remaining puppys. 3 so far have found good homes. Muma dog we have decided to keep and not rehome her after she is better
    but we are starting to have some problems with her.
    1) Shes used to be a permanatly outdoor dog. Never been in doors in her life. Well i think she is enjoying it. She is HATING going outside right now. She doesnt want to go outside, i think she thinks we will leave her out there, We do make her walk out on her own, as we dont want to get in the habit of picking her up and carrying her. She is doing really good getting house broke, she gets put outside every hour, after she eats, playes etc. Only has had 2 accidents, and they were our fault. How do we get her to realize that going outside is a good thing and that she will be alowed indoors still and from now on? Her kennel training is going fine.
    2) She is having very bad diarih, the vet dewormed her and her poop is filled with worms, there is some blood in it. Should we bring her back to the vet? Is this because she is being fed everyday and shes not used to that? The new food? She is eating and drinking normaly.
    3) We are going to be having her spayed. She only weighs 28lbs, she should weigh about 45-50 the vet said! When would it be safe to get her spayed. She is not preg. The vet said he could do it now, but it would be a greater risk. Should we wait? Are there any benifets having it done now or waiting a few months?
    4) She is still lactating, her nipples are getting quite hard and engorged, none are going red, but they are quite tender to the touch, she whines when you touch them. should we put one pup in with her to empty her milk sometimes? Will this go away? if so after how long?
    5) She isnt used to not running constantly so sitting around is really boring her, We play with her all time (ball, frisbee, tug etc), she has rawhides, a kong or 2, rubber/nyla chews available to her at all times, but you can see she wants to go run and play with the other dogs (she sometimes sees them through the fence or when we take the quad out (she used to run behind the quad when it was time to work cattle). Is there anything else that can ease some of the extra energy WITHOUT burning to many cal. so that she gains weight?
    6) She is licking one area of her one paw raw, we dont know what this is but we are assosiating it to boredom

    • ANSWER:
      It is a lovely thing you are doing taking this poor dog and her pups in off the street. Because your dog is already sick and emaciated and you know that, I am not comfortable answering anything other than training questions with anything other than you need to get her back to the vet ASAP and I suggest you contact the vet's office to see if there is an emergency number you can call for advice now. Let the vet know what is going on with her diarrhea and go ahead and ask about the nipples and self-injuring while you're on the phone. If you can't get up with your vet, you will have to monitor her and take her to emergency if you feel it is warranted. Healing is going to be a long, slow process for her and you will probably get to know your vet quite well. There are different methods for caring for a dog in her condition and once a treatment plan is started it can be harmful to change methods, so stick with one vet you trust unless you need to take her to an emergency after hours clinic and follow your vet's instructions exactly. I can tell you that they are correct in saying that spaying her would be a higher risk right now like any other surgery would be. Her little body is stressed to the limit right now, which is why I would not put the pups back with her unless you get the vet's OK first. Nursing strips the mother's body of resources under the best of conditions, and hers were among the worst.

      For the housetraining and separation anxiety/fear of the outside, you need to get her heathy first. A sick, starved dog is not going to train well, and for the same reasons a sick human is kept home from school, she needs to be focused on her recovery, not learning. Right now you need to bond with her and make her feel safe, welcome and loved in your home. The obsessive licking is tied in with the other anxieties, which are exacerbated by the fact that she has lost her pups. It is a nervous tic some dogs develop, and it can be very bad. Since you are unlikely to have success with training right now, you need to focus on harm reduction. If you can't get her to stop with a chew toy, you need to cover her paw with bandages (make sure you clean the wound and use some antiseptic and neosporin) and cover her feet booties for tonight and bring it up to the vet when you bring her in. You will need to stay on top of this since she will probably start licking somewhere else or try to chew off the bootie. Just keep getting her interested in one of her toys, preferably a soft one in case she has dental pain or problems in addition to the other issues.

  35. QUESTION:
    How much sleep do I need?
    Okay I average about 5 hours sleep a night I could sleep more but I feel worse. I feel at my best when I've had between 5-6 hours sleep a night.
    I'm 17 (18 in 2 weeks); male; I exercise between 30 minutes and 2 hours a day (exercise to a sweat that is); I eat a raw vegan diet (50% leafy green vegetables; 40% fruits (90% sweet 10% fatty fruits); 5% nuts and seeds; 5% root vegetables and supplements) and drink all the water I'm supposed too.
    I just don't feel good when I sleep more then 5-6 hours a night, it makes me feel sluggish and over tired.
    But should I let myself sleep longer?

    • ANSWER:
      if you normally sleep 5-6 hours, and feel good...... nikita Khrushchev, the premier of the ussr in the 50,s, slept 4-5 hours a night.

  36. QUESTION:
    Why do veterinarians recommend feeding dogs these weird, unnatural clumps of "vitamin enriched"...stuff?
    And why do they recommend this SO STRONGLY when dogs have been eating raw meat for millions of years?

    shouldn't we be feeding them raw meat? How could something they've been doing millions of years be, in any way, wrong? Veterinarians say you should NOT feed them "people food" EVER but I am just a bit suspicious of the "expert's advice" in this instance because it goes against nature.

    How are these unnatural dried-up clumps of...stuff that have only been around 50 years or so any better than raw meat? And so what if they're "enriched with vitamins", the vitamins in regular ole' meat had dogs surviving for millions of years so there was obviously nothing wrong with that scenario.

    • ANSWER:
      vets are not dog food nutritionists, the vet colleges are sponsored by the kibble manufacturers and vets in their 7 years of training get possibly one session on dog food nutrition if they are lucky given by the kibble manufacturer nutritionist, when they qualify they are offered very good financial incentives on 'prescription diet kibble' until just recently vets only could buy.........vets are a business it accounts for a very high % of their income to sell this food and the only thing most know is what the kibble rep tells them when they buy it.................I do consultation work for several vets and many of my personal friends are vets....not one of them feeds their own dogs kibble they all feed RAW, yet every single one of them sell kibble and promote it because it is part of their income and it encourages return business, which builds a good relationship with their clients as they are always calling in to stock up on food...and get medication for the 'allergies' vets seem to diagnose now for nealy every dog that goes in ( mainly down to a weak immune system because of the cereals in the food they are selling)

  37. QUESTION:
    I need to lose 50 lbs. in the least amount of time?
    I am 50 pounds under weight and I need to lose it in the least amount of time. Less than a month if possible. I want to lose the most I can since it is summer. I am 5 foot 3 inches and I have been bullied by my mom, brother, people at school, and my dad have been making fun about me about my weight so please try to keep all the discouragement to yourself. I looked at this raw food diet and it said I would loose 40 pounds in 2 weeks by eating nothing by raw vegetable, water, and exercising about 2 hours like 2 times a day everyday. Then this other one that I would lose 3 pounds in 2 days. Both of these diets were on eHow. I don't want to take a pill or supplements. So please help me, it would mean a lot. I check the answers every day so I will try to provide any information you need, just ask. But please be relevant and not be a question like am I serious. So thank you a bunch for at least reading! :)
    None of you probably read past the first 2 lines probably or just skimmed it. So since no one is able to understand simple questions, I need to lose the least amount of weight in less than one month.

    • ANSWER:
      im not sure if you could lose that much in a month.. you could lose about 35 pound though in a month if you tried hard.

      try and make most of your food intake fruit or veg. (at least a 3rd of your days food intake should be fruit or veg)

      cut back on junk food e.g. mcdonalds, cakes, crisps etc (it would be ideal if you could cut out junk food altogether, however i have seen many times people trying to do this and they then find the diet too difficult and just relapse. I usually have a small treat (bag of crisps or bar of chocolate, once or twice a week)

      cut all visible fat of meat and if needs to be fried, fry it in a low fat spray oil

      subsititute normal cooking oil for a low fat/1 cal spray oil

      pasta and potatoes are okay.. eat as many as them as you like

      be aware of foods you may think are ok but arent.. e.g. mayonnaise, butter, bread, gravy etc

      exercise also helps too.. walking is really good or something that you can really work up a sweat in :)

  38. QUESTION:
    This girl served raw steaks at a party, will people get cancer die?
    Omg.

    My names Courtney and I am 15.

    This girl I hate named Jane had a big party and omg she is sooo stupid.

    There were like 50 or 60 people coming and her friends uncle is a butcher and he gave her like a bunch of t bones and stuff and steaks and stuff and she was cooking some in the oven, some inside a George Foreman grill, and others on the barbeque.

    K, they looked delicious except she was the one cooking all of them! So she had no idea how long each one had been on!

    She was serving them and she put tons of hp sauce on them and people ate inside and they just loved them but I cut a few open and the inside was PINK and raw and bloddy I touched some and it was still a bit cold!

    I made one for me and my friends and cookedi t well done and we ate it and it was cooked but all the ones Jane cooked were raw.

    • ANSWER:
      No one will get cancer or die. Sounds like yours was cooked medium rare, just the way I like it. This is true for most people in New England, by the way.

  39. QUESTION:
    As of today I'm not going to smoke anymore- support please?
    I smoked for over twenty years. Today I eat really healthy in fact about 50% raw foods and exercise almost daily but yet smoke. I quit for over two months and and was extermely happy and grateful for being a non smoker. What happened- well no exuses before a party I had a sub-consious thought that after drinking it would be ok to smoke which I dismissed at the time w/o a preventive plan and then ...I smoked. Two days later a bad stressful day and now the last two days puffing like a chimmney somewhat baffled as to how it could have happened. I've tried to quit about 4 times in the past week but now realize I must make a determind effort just like time two months ago. I'm done beating myself up about this as that just made me want to smoke more. I have only told one person I guess thats what prompted me to post this morning- I'm all alone with this. Thanks for any support!

    • ANSWER:
      Good Deal! The hardest part is convincing yourself that you did quit. I did it cold turkey a few years ago. It just gets easier as you go along, but if you can just keep saying no, you will be ok. I still get a craving once in awhile, but it only last for a few seconds, now. I know i will never smoke again.
      the smell of other peoples smoke now makes me hate it. I am sooo glad I quit. My wallet thanks me too!. With your determination, you will be fine. Keep it up! For me. the time is a month. Once I had got there, I knew I was ok, Your time appears to be a little longer. You may have craving for some time, As I said, I still do, I just tell myself I dont smoke, and dont want to. It dissappears soon after I tell myself.
      Man, I can breathe so much better, now, I dont stink, my cars windshield is not all smoky! I love not smoking!
      You will make it this time!
      Sunflower seeds helped me, with the hand to mouth thing, and took the place of that habit.

  40. QUESTION:
    Would youu ratherrss (just for funn) 8)?
    Like a hobo's body clean?
    Or eat a horse tail raw.
    Eat a marsh mellow with roach juice all over it
    Or eat a 50 pound dead roach.
    Get buried alive
    Or pub's ran over by One Million 4OO pound people.
    Eat qum from under a school desk with hair and moles on it
    Orr lick the public bathroom floor clean.
    Would you rather Win a mill. by eatinq someone with crabs pubic hair.
    Or by rippinq your own eye out..
    Would you rather live in a cardboard box
    Or in a dumpster
    Would you rather be sinqle for the rest of your LYFE
    Or have a man that beats on you.
    Would you rather be sinqle for the rest of your LYFE
    or have One Million $$'s..
    Would you rather be named Ishumm.
    Or Bronquishamontay?
    Would you rather be a boy.
    Or a qurll?
    Woud you rather be STR8
    BI or GAY/LESBIAN?

    • ANSWER:
      Eww Niether.
      Marshmellow.
      Run over.
      Eat gum.
      That sounds like something off saw, niether thanks.
      Cardboard box.
      Single.
      One million.
      Ishumm.
      Girl.
      Straight.

  41. QUESTION:
    More Choices of Would You Rather!?
    Always wear earmuffs or a nose plug??
    Be able to read everyone’s mind all the time or always know their future??
    Sweat moderately but constantly 24 hours a day all over your body or
    have an unremovable metal pin in your jaw that constantly picks up a
    new Age radio station??
    Eat a stick of margarine or five tablespoons of hot pepper sauce??
    Eat poison ivy or a handful of bumblebees??
    Be born with an elephant trunk or a giraffe neck??
    Always take a cold shower orsleep an hour less than you need to be fully rested??
    Would you rather be put in prison for 15 years or have all your teeth pulled out?
    Would you rather be able to fly or be able to live 200 years?
    Would you rather sit on fire for 5 seconds or eat 50 flies?
    Would you rather cut a 1/8 of an acre of grass with your teeth, or lick up a rain puddle 6ft by 6ft?
    Would you rather have half of your blood sucked out, or have 3 of your fingers burnt?
    Would you rather drown or be smothered?
    Would you rather have Mad cow disease or be the top person in your profession?
    Would you rather eat 8 LIVE Spiders or wear green for the rest of your life?
    Would you rather be in a coma or have no one talk to you for the rest of your life?
    Would you rather drink 1 gallon of ketchup or 1 gallon of mustard?
    Would you rather be the most popular girl or boy in school for 5 years or have the greatest friends ever?
    Would you rather have super powers or have Christmas never end?
    Would you rather be prom queen of your high school or have a really good looking and cool boyfriend?
    Would you rather have 500 tarantualas crawling in ytour house or 1000 crickets 500 crickets jumping around you room?
    Would you rather have a third leg or third arm?
    Would you rather eat 25 hotdogs or jump off a 50ft high tree?
    Would you rather travel back in time to the year 500 B.C. or meet the queen of Egypt?
    Would you rather be known as the "Bad bully who loves dora the explorer" or "the nerdy freak"?
    Would you rather be chased by 10 vicious rottweilers or 5 vicious German Shepards?
    Would you rather ride in a car tha's going 90 miles per hour and jump of a 30 ft clift or ride in a car going 30 miles per hour and ride off a 100ft high clift?
    Would you rather eat 5 rotton slices of cheese or lick a toilet?
    Would you rather be king or queen of the univers for one year or get everything you want for one year?
    Would you rather eat scrambled eggs raw or eat ice cold fish raw?
    Would you rather win 1million dollars on deal or no deal or 1 million dollars on dont forget the lyrics?
    Would you rather work at the Disney Corporation or work at the Nickelodeon Corporation?
    Would you rather have 100+ friends that are O.K or 3 friends that are great?
    Would you rather live as a dog or live as a cat?
    Would you rather do the macarina in front of everyone on a table or dress up as a chicken and dance like a freak in front of everyone?
    Would you rather kiss Zac Efron on the cheek or Corbin Bleu?(sorry if you're a guy)
    Would you rather go to a wild concert or a relaxing and enjoying spa?
    Would you rather meet My Chemical Romance or Fall out Boy?
    Would you rather date an athletic person or an emo person?
    Would you rather own a car company or an toy factory?
    Would you rather have a long name or would you rather have a name that nobody can say?

    Well this is another one of my WOULD YOU RATHER QUESTIONS. You guys asked for more and this is what I got. Can you complete them all?
    Thanks! :) oh and have fun!

    • ANSWER:
      nose plug
      read everyone's mind all the time
      unremovable metal pin in your jaw that constantly picks up a new...
      margarine
      bumblebees
      giraffe neck
      hour less
      prision
      fly
      flies
      1/8 of an acer of grass with my teeth
      blood sucked out
      --dont know what smothered means so cant answer--
      top person in your profession
      wear green
      coma
      1 gallon of ketchup
      greatest friends ever
      super powers
      really good looking and cool boyfriend
      1000 crickets
      third leg
      25 hotdogs
      meet the queen of Egypt
      the nerdy freak
      5 vicious German Shepards
      car that's going 90
      lick a toilet
      get everything i want for a year
      scrambled eggs raw
      dont forget the lyrics
      DISNEY CORPORATION
      3 friends that are great
      dog
      macarina
      Zac Efron
      wild concert
      Fall Out Boy
      athletic person
      toy factory
      name that nobody can say

      ---yes i have a life, im supose to be writing a speech and it sounds like it if im typing this much---

  42. QUESTION:
    yesss another would you rather!!!!?
    1
    Would you rather be the most popular girl or boy in school for 5 whole years or have the greatest friends ever?

    * Be popular for 5 whole years
    * Have the greatest friends ever
    * Huh, I'm already popular enough and I have the greatest friends ever!
    * I'm not that popular but I have the greatest friends ever
    * Neither

    #
    2
    Would you rather have super powers or have Christmas never end?

    * I'll take the super powers
    * CHRISTMAS NEVER END!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #
    3
    Would you rather drink 1 gallon of ketchup or 1 gallon of mustard

    * 1 gallon of ketchup
    * 1 gallon of mustard

    #
    4
    Would you rather be prom queen of your high school or have a super cool and good looking boyfriend?

    * Be prom queen of my high school
    * Have a super cool and good looking boyfriend

    #
    5
    Would you rather have 500 tarantualas crawling in your house or 1000 crickets jumping around your room?

    * Bring on the 500 tarantualas!
    * Bring on the 1000 crickets!

    #
    6
    Would you rather have a third leg or a third arm?

    * A third leg
    * A third arm

    #
    7
    Would you rather meet the Jonas Brothers or meet Miley Cyrus?

    * Meet the Jonas Brothers
    * Meet Miley Cyrus

    #
    8
    Would you rather eat 25 hot dogs or jump off a 50 ft high tree?

    * Eat 25 hot dogs
    * Jump off a 50 ft high tree

    #
    9
    Would you rather travel back in time to the year 500 B.C or meet the queen of Eygpt?

    * Travel back in time to the year 500 B.C
    * Meet the queen of Eygpt

    #
    10
    Would you rather be known as the school's "Bad bully who loves Dora the Explorer" or be known as in school "The nerdy freak"?

    * "Bad bully who loves Dora the Explorer"
    * "The nerdy freak"

    #
    11
    Would you rather be chased by 10 vicious Rottweilers or 5 vicious German Sheperds?

    * Be chased by 10 vicious Rottweilers
    * Be chased by 5 vicious German Sheperds

    #
    12
    Would you rather ride in a car going 90 mph and ride off a 30 ft clift or ride in a car going 30 mph and ride off a 100 ft clift?

    * Ride in a car going 90 mph and ride off a 30 ft clift
    * Ride in a car going 30 mph and ride off a 100 ft clift

    #
    13
    Would you rather eat 5 rotten cheese slices or lick a dirty toilet?

    * Eat 5 rotten cheese slices
    * Lick a dirty toilet

    #
    14
    Would you rather be king/or queen of the universe for one year or get what you want for one year?

    * Be king/or queen of the universe for one year
    * Get what you want for one year

    #
    15
    Would you rather eat scrambled eggs raw or eat cold ice fish raw?

    * Eat scrambled eggs raw
    * Eat cold ice fish raw

    #
    16
    Would you rather 1 million dollars on Deal or No Deal or win 1 million dollars on Don't Forget The Lyrics?

    * Win one million dollars on Deal or No Deal
    * Win one million dollars on Don't Forget The Lyrics

    #
    17
    Would you rather work at Disney Corporation or work at Nickelodeon Corporation?

    * Work at the Disney Corporation
    * Work at the Nickelodeon Corporation

    #
    18
    Would you rather have a 100+ friends who are OK or have 3 great friends that are great?

    * Have a 100+ friends who are OK
    * Have 3 great friends that are great

    #
    19
    Would you rather live as a dog or live as a cat?

    * Live as a dog
    * Live as a cat

    #
    20
    Would you rather do the macarina in front of everybody on a table or dress up as a chicken and dance like a freak in front of everybody?

    * Do the macarina in front of everybody on a table
    * Dress up as a chicken and dance like a freak in front of everybody

    #
    21
    Would you rather kiss (on the cheek) Zac Efron or Corbin Bleu? (sorry if you're a guy)

    * Zac Efron
    * Corbin Bleu

    #
    22
    Would you rather go to a wild concert or a relaxing and joyful spa?

    * A wild, crazy, and fun concert
    * A relaxing and joyful spa

    #
    23
    Would you rather meet My Chemical Romance or Fall Out Boy?

    * Meet My Chemical Romance
    * Meet Fall Out Boy

    #
    24
    Would you rather date an athletic person or an emo person?

    * Date an athetic person
    * Date an emo person

    #
    25
    Would you rather own a car company or own a toy factory?

    * Own a toy factory
    * Own a car company
    IF YOUR NOTT GOING TO DO THE SUERVEY DONT FUCKING ANSWER!!!!!! RETARDS!!! ITS NOT MY FAULT UR ALL LAZY THAT PUT ONE WORD...................................

    • ANSWER:
      im already popular and have great friends XD

      super powers XD

      ketchup

      i had my prom last year and i was prom queen and my bf was prom king XD

      neither, the thought sickens me for either.

      neither! then i wouldnt be popular!

      miley cyrus even tho they both suck

      25 hotdogs

      travel back in time to 500 w/e . AD/BC...

      the nerdy freak

      ermm i have two german shepherds and my mate has two rottweilers, dont insult them! they are so sweet and i dont get why people think they are so vicious!!!!

      what?

      dirty toilet..

      scrambled eggs

      dont forget the lyrics

      disney

      100+ who r ok

      dog

      macarana

      corbin bleu

      wild concert

      my chemical romance coz im obsessed with them *scream!!!* (especially gerard way-the sexiest man alive) *dies...*

      date an emo person-seen as my bf and i are scene XD

      toy factory XD

      love ur survey you rock my socks man XD

  43. QUESTION:
    hey guys does this plan sound good?
    well i am 17 years old i weight 14 stones and would like to loose weight i thought of this plan , as i cant afford the gym i brought a treadmill and i have a steppa so my plan was .monday wednesday friday sunday i do halv an hour treadmill and halve an hour steppa and 50 crunches in morning and 50 at night , so thats 4 times a week exercise, i cant do more than that as i am very busy with work and college , eating ive decided in morning i dont eat cereal and i have totally cut of bread so a bowl of muesli with skimmed milk green tea , in afternoon have handfull of almonds green tea ,also eat raw fruit and vegetable during day then for my dinner i would have something healthy or anything that my parents cook but a small portion green tea , does this sound like a gud plan ??

    also guys dont tell me to eat 6 small meals ive tryed that and it dont work .

    • ANSWER:
      it will work.. trust
      i had something like your plan but it didn't have anything to do with green tea
      and green tea is very healthy for you
      just u need patience..
      it took my about 8 to 9 months and i am so happy with myself

  44. QUESTION:
    What are the pros and cons of these changes in my diet?
    I've begun taking multivitamins and iron.
    I've begun to snack less, and when I do, I only eat raw carrot, or cucumber, or lettuce. I'm no longer eating crisps or candies.
    I've cut down on sugar. I'm not eating any chocolate, cake, fizzy drinks or sweets.
    I'm drinking green tea, once or twice a day, and milk tea with no sugar. I've stopped drinking coffee completley.

    Also, I've been walking to school, which is about 30 minutes uphill at a medium pace. I'm going to begin to do 30-50 sit-ups a day, too.

    So what are the pros and cons?
    Thanks in advance. :D

    • ANSWER:
      pros: you'll lose weight and be healthier

      cons: you don't get to eat chocolate

  45. QUESTION:
    Should I cheat and give my friend a binder with labs from last year?
    It's in AP bio and he like really wants the binder...and we were on IM like 20 minutes ago and it seemed like he was kinda being a jerk about me not wanting to give it...and he isn't really like all serious "this isn't a joke" kinda guy...

    And all the lab questions are the same by the way...and homework...

    what would u do?

    Below was the IM conversation

    Person (6:00:44 PM): DONT FORGET TO BRING THE BINDER TOMMROW :@
    TlkNerdy2Me427 (6:43:33 PM): haha yeah
    Person (6:43:50 PM): it isn't a joke
    TlkNerdy2Me427 (6:44:13 PM): are u gonna bomb my house and kidnap my animals?
    TlkNerdy2Me427 (6:44:18 PM): if I dont
    Person (6:44:22 PM): why ur animal
    Person (6:44:27 PM): ur family, if u have one
    Person (6:44:35 PM): unless u were raised by animals
    TlkNerdy2Me427 (6:44:38 PM): middle esterners like eating raw animals I heard
    TlkNerdy2Me427 (6:51:44 PM): ok...but yeah...I was talking to N****** about the binder and she says it's kinda cheating...
    Person (6:52:13 PM): well me and ****** were just going to use it as a resource
    Person (6:52:28 PM): its not like we're taking your lab information, we'll be doing our own labs
    Person (6:52:40 PM): just look at ur graph examples so we have an idea on what to do
    TlkNerdy2Me427 (6:52:46 PM): ok, yeah
    Person (6:52:57 PM): how can i possible take ur information exactly, its impossible every lab/ data is different
    TlkNerdy2Me427 (6:53:23 PM): true
    Person (6:53:40 PM): like for example, i could use it to view how my graph should look like, and what kind of title she aspects
    TlkNerdy2Me427 (6:54:09 PM): yeah, but the binder has like quizzes and stuff...
    Person (6:54:37 PM): well her quizes are in abc format so really how can i possible cheat on that, lol, theres no questions or answers
    Person (6:55:14 PM): honestly, i'm not going to use it for wrong neither will i let ******... its just a resource, i mean ya it will help me... but its not a negative way of doing it
    Person (6:55:31 PM): it would be the same as asking u or the teacher

    He could just Im ot call me with any problems etc...he doesn't need the binder really
    Haha, he wouldn't bomb me, I was kidding...

    • ANSWER:
      DON'T give this "friend" your binder. He is only looking out for himself. If he got caught, you would both be in trouble for cheating. In some schools this could lead to expulsion or a mark on your permanent record. You did the work yourself, why shouldn't he? What is he learning by cheating from your binder? This will ultimately backfire, he will not "learn how to learn" (a vital skill) and he will continue to depend on you for answers. If you want to save face just tell him you can't find it and you think your mom threw it out (I tell my own children that they can use me as a scapegoat if they are in similar situations).

      Oh - about it being the "same as asking u or the teacher" - it's not at ALL the same. The teacher would help him to understand the material, not simply say "Why don't I just show you the answer? Because, just by looking at the answer you will gain a deeper understanding of the topic and in fact we don't even have to discuss it. Ever."

  46. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to lose weight?
    I am 15 years old and fat and I have a month and 20 days left before school starts back and I would like to lose 40-50 pounds before school starts...please help me i am tired of being picked on...I want to do something that doesn't involve eating raw fish or something in that matter....:)

    • ANSWER:
      Clean up your diet and get more active. Get rid of all the junk food. Eat more veggies , fruit and lean meats. Stop drinking carbonated drinks and sports drinks. Drink water and the occasional fruit juice. Its better to eat the fruit than to drink the juice but...they can be nice treats from time to time.
      Avoid foods with added sugar.

      If you start eating healthier you will never have the typical health problems that come from eating junk foods and empty calories.

      I have lost 97 pounds from simply doing those things. If I can do it with all the health problems I have you can do it too. Its hard at first to learn to eat healthier but once your do your life will be much better. You will FEEL better. That will make your whole life better.

  47. QUESTION:
    IS THIS ESSAY WORTH A 50%?
    My stupid teacher gave me this horrible mark on this essay on Maturing in the book To kill a mockingbird. Plzzz read thisss n tell me is it actually worth 50%. BTW IM IN GRADE 10...so dont expect a masterpiece

    In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mocking Bird, the characters of Jem and Scout are portrayed as both mature and immature. By reading the novel, one can determine that both characters mature throughout the story with the help of their father, Atticus, as well as other characters within the novel.
    In the beginning of the book, Jem is significantly more naïve and therefore he believes all the rumours that spread around the town about one of his neighbours, Arthur Radley, also known as ”Boo” or “Boo Radley”.
    “Jem gave a reasonable description of Boo: Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that’s why his hands were bloodstained – if you ate an animal raw, you could never was the blood off. There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time.” (Page 13)
    Not only does he believe these rumours but he adds to them without knowing the truth. For example, when no one had seen “Boo”, people questioned his death. Jem told his sister that “Boo” had already died and without sending people in to take him away, they simply shoved him up the chimney. Several times in the novel Jem leads his sister Scout and there friend Dill into the Radley Place to cause trouble. One time they had snuck into the Radley yard to bother “Boo” even though he had done nothing to harm them. They attached a note at the end of a stick asking “Boo” to come out and they tried dropping it in the Radley’s window. After all the pranks they had pulled, one of Jem’s neighbours had told him about the myth that when little children were bad, the sky would punish them with awful weather. Feeling guilty about what he had done, Jem believed that the misfortunate weather was a result of his actions.
    Although Jem is rather childish through the course of the novel, he changes his view of things and matures, When Jem and Scout meet their friend Dill for the first time, Jem realises that Dill did not want to talk about his father maybe because he didn’t have one. Jem quickly restrained himself and Scout from any further questions. Jem also learned to be patient with one of his neighbours, Mrs. Dubose, when she said bias and rude remarks about his father, the Black community and his sister. At the end of the novel, the court case makes Jem realise that although he lives in a community in which the Old South’s beliefs on life are more dominant, it is important for one to stand up for what they believe in and that his neighbour “Boo Radley” might have had his reasons for living his life indoors, hiding from the world.
    Out of Atticus’s children, Scout is the more immature of the two. Since she is still young, she has not understood that fighting is not the best way to solve problems. At school when she hears one of her classmates calling her father names and without knowing what the word meant she jumped on top of him and started a fight. In the novel, Scout recognizes that her father is different compared to the other children’s fathers than she knew. Since Atticus did not have a tough job, he spent most of his time reading and that he played the Jew’s Harp, she grew ashamed of him. The author portrays Scout as more of a “tomboy” which meant that she dressed and played like a boy. Since she associated the words feminine and weak together, she refused to wear dresses and when she did, she wore pants underneath. One time Jem used this to his advantage and called Scout a girl for not going with Dill and him to the Radley Place making her follow them.
    Even though Scout is immature, she slowly begins to grow up. In the beginning of the story when Jem and Scout meet Dill, Scout believed all the farfetched tales he told about his father. One time Dill made the mistake of changing his stories about his father having a beard and that he sent him a mounted police uniform which never showed up. Scout caught him lying and realised he had made up a lot of his stories. After Atticus had a talk with Scout about fighting, Scout walked away from a fight at school in fear of disappointing her father. Finally at the end of the novel, Scout regrets ever making fun of “Boo” and all the tricks they played on him. She realised that he is a nice man and that maybe he had a reason to hide in his house all the time.
    In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, it is clearly shown that most people disagree and have both positive and negative views of life. It shows that even though sometimes when the odds are stacked against you, it is possible for one person to take the first step in a new direction and by teaching and leading by example, a big different can be made. Although Scout and Jem grow up in a

    • ANSWER:
      Honestly, I'd give it between a 50-60, depending upon your conclusion which we didn't see. If that last paragraph is the conclusion, it has nothing to do with maturity, you're discussing views of life.

      You also have grammatical and spelling errors, run on sentences and there is little to no organization. You change the "person" you are writing in. You change the tense. There is no strong thesis and nothing to develop.

      Sorry, I know this is NOT what you want to hear, but it's the truth.

  48. QUESTION:
    I f'd up???
    I was on here a few weeks ago talking about a dare my friend was going to do (eat a raw chicken breast for .50) well the guy backed out and to get him back i put some raw chicken juice (i squeezed that white thing in the bottom of the chicken package) and im afraid hes going to get sick.
    i put it in his drink and he drank it

    • ANSWER:
      IF there were salmonella cells in the chicken, there is no way to prevent them from growing (note: Campylobacter is more common in chicken than Salmonella, with similar symptoms). His body will do all it can to kill the bacteria in his system, but if they grow faster than his body can control it, then he will get sick.

      The good news is that death isn't generally a result of food poisoning. He should however, seek medical attention if he begins to feel flu like symptoms with in the next 24 hours and take steps to avoid dehydration. The symptoms should subside with in a week.

      You need to be honest with him about what you did so that he can be aware of any symptoms.

  49. QUESTION:
    If you had to pick ONE of these bizarre foods to eat, what would it be?
    1. Durian
    Location - Pinang, Malaysia
    An extremely odoriferous (some would say noxious) fruit with custard-like flesh. Native to Malaysia, the oblong, thorny fruit can be deep fried, formed into cake and candy, or made into flavorings for ice cream, beverages, and other food items. Durian is considered a delicacy in some parts of Malaysia, and has been known to sell for (U.S.) for one fruit. Many people love the taste of durian, but its powerful aroma is so offensive to some that airplanes, trains, and buses often prohibit the fruit in passenger areas.

    2. K'lia
    Location - Marrakech, Morocco
    Also spelled khlea, this meat (usually lamb) is salted, dried, and preserved in its own fat. A traditional specialty of Morocco, k'lia is often served with lentils and spices at the outdoor market, Djemma al Fna in Marrakech, Morocco.

    3. Mangrove Worms
    Location - Palawan, Philippines
    Worms that live off dead wood pulp. Eaten raw. Popular in Sabang Beach in the Philippines, these long, slimy worms are said to be high in iron and taste similar to oysters.

    4. Callos
    Location - Taberna de Antonio Sanchez in Madrid, Spain
    A casserole made with blood sausage and tripe, which comes from the intestines of various domestic animals. This dish is popular in Taberna de Antonio Sanchez in Madrid, Spain, where it is often served as tapas, small dishes designed for sharing.

    5. Coconut Grubs
    Location - Coca, Ecuador
    Larvae that live in dead palm trees. Zimmern tried the dish in the home of a member of the Pilche community in the Amazon rain forest.

    6. Menudo
    Location - Motes de la Magdalena in Quito, Ecuador
    Soup made with tripe and beef hearts. This soup is also popular in Mexico, where it began as a peasant dish. Menudo in Mexico can refer to "raw stomach meat" as well as the stew. The recipe for menudo varies in different regions of Latin America.

    7. Goose Intestines on Bean Sprouts - Goose guts.
    Location - New York's Chinatown
    Served at Congee, a restaurant in New York City's Chinatown. Goose intestines are not uncommon fare in China, but then again, neither are duck feet or frogs.

    8. Nutria in Sauce Piquant - a large semiaquatic rodent.
    Location - Morgan City, Louisiana
    Eaten in the home of a trapper in the bayou in Morgan City, Louisiana. Dining on nutria is not for the faint of heart. The rodents resemble large rats with bright orange incisors. Still, the nutria is probably safer on your plate than alive in your yard—the animals are a host for a nematode parasite that can infect human skin. Yummy!

    9. Soup No. 5 (Yes, that's the real name)
    Location - Balaw Balaw in Luzon, Philippines
    Soup made from the back and testicles of a bull is eaten at Balaw Balaw in Luzon, Philippines. In the United States, bull testicles are also sometimes referred to as "Rocky Mountain oysters" and can be prepared in a batter and then fried in oil and eaten with hot sauce.

    10. Haggis - Assorted sheep parts mixed with oatmeal and stuffed into a sheep stomach.
    Location - Edinburgh, Scotland
    This traditional Scottish dish was originally a common peasant meal, but can now be found in grocery stores year round all over Scotland and other areas of the United Kingdom.

    http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/Features/Lists/?article=MostBizarreFoods
    Durian for me.

    • ANSWER:
      LOL good question.. You must like Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmerman ... I would also try Durian.. I have had menudo which is a famous in Mexico ... it has tripe but no hearts in it. They can make it white/red ..

  50. QUESTION:
    okay, what did dogs eat before we had all these expensive brands?
    i know that in nature, they would eat raw food, but today's dog are not the same as wild dogs...i mean there are not that many chinese pugs running around wild in the woods :) so what is it about these higher priced dog foods that are so good? i have seen a lot of people on here insist that it's cruel to feed your dog anything but a food that costs 50 dollars for a 20 lb bag of food, a price that the average pet owner cannot pay. and that if you cannot afford it, you shouldn't have a pet. what is the reasoning behind this? i asked 3 different vets about this (even some who sell those expensive dog foods in their office) and they told me to feed purina. i have and my dogs are very healthy, have good coats and teeth, and they seem to be just fine. (according to the vet.) so w/o all the meanness, what is so much better about the others? (i did try a more expensive brand once, and my youngest dog had a horrible reaction to it.)
    my dogs include 2 boxers, and a lab mix i got from a rescue organization.

    • ANSWER:
      I know a lot of dogs that lived to a healthy old age being fed Purina Dog Chow, Gaines Gravy Train, Ken L Ration, Chuckwagon, Come N Get It, Blue Label, and several other of the older so called cheap brands. The ranch/farm dogs ate table scraps, garbage, and anything that they could catch (vermin not livestock) to supplement their meager diets. One thing about there were fewer obese dogs in those days than there are today. I'll bet that there's no animal nutritionists on this board either. Feed what works best for you and your wallet. You will do so no matter what anyone else tells you to do anyways.


Eating In The Raw A Beginner’s Guide To Getting Slimmer

Written By: admin - Nov• 05•11

The world of competitive eating began with a good old-fashioned pie-eating contest. Watching other people consume large amounts of food in short periods has always been an enjoyable activity. However, in the modern world, competitive eating has risen to the rank of a televised sport. Competitive eating also has it's own world circuit of events, presided over by an international governing body.

The food of choice in these competitive eating events is usually fast food or desserts. The most iconic image of competitive eating is surely 'Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest'. This contest is an annual holiday tradition that is held every year on July 4. This event is a part of American history as it has been help almost every year since 1916. The event takes place at Coney Island. Takeru Kobayashi, a skinny Japanese man, has dominated this event. He was the champion from 2001 through 2006, eventually being dethroned by a man named Joey Chestnut.

However, the heart and soul of competitive eating still lies in the old fashioned contests that take place at family gatherings and other fun events. These occasions allow individuals to bond with one another and have a little fun in the process. Jerky is the ideal product to use when throwing together an impromptu jerky eating contest . Jerky is easy to transport and can be carried in large quantities to the desired location.

So remember to pull out the jerky at your next picnic or family event, and see who can gobble down the most strips. However, do remember that eating in this manner can be hazardous. All individuals taking part should be responsible and know when to stop.


Eating In The Raw Alt

Written By: admin - Nov• 05•11

Eat more raw foods!

When 00004000 cooked the heat causes vitamins and enzymes present in food to denature. This means that the vitamins and enzymes loose their normal molecular shape and are far less able to effectively provide for the body's metabolic nutritional requirements for smooth running. The same can be said about frozen foods. As you'd expect, the degree or severity to which the food is temperature treated; be it from cooking or deep freezing, or through industrial manufacturing processes, the less healthy it becomes. However, poaching or steaming is okay, since it does not denature the food.

Getting the right balance between vitamins and enzymes.

When a good healthy, wholesome natural diet, such as that found in raw food is eaten, the vitamins and enzymes present collectively split themselves up into performing two different vital tasks. The first task is for one lot of vitamins and enzymes to handle the digestion of the food. The second task for the remaining of vitamins and enzymes is to provide for the body's metabolic requirements, that being growth, maintenance and repair. 'This, in effect, is the overall balance between vitamins and enzymes in metabolism.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is it normal that my ALT test was 120 after being intoxicated by food and medication at the ER?
    Hi, I went to the ER thinking i was having a heart attack, but it turn out that it was not. Aparently, I ate raw oyster, raw tuna and 4 glasses of vodka, and i was taking Pariet, Rabeprazole sodium, which is medicine for ulcers in my stomach and i just started to take it this week. I also taking vitamins and diet pils. My alt was 120, so the doctors now is having me had a second test. Does my doctor think i might have hepatitis? i dont think i ever been expose, could you tell me more

    • ANSWER:
      If your ALT and/or AST are above 30, you have hepatitis. It might not be A, B, or C. It could be drug induced or autoimmune so you wouldn't have ever been exposed to it. The doctor can do a test to tell you what kind it is but it may take a while to figure out for sure but you definitely have it. Those kind of levels are not normal. My best advice is stay off all drugs, vitamins, diet pills, alcohol, or anything else that has to be processed through the liver until they get it tested. You can look on wikipedia to get more information about different kinds of hepatitis. Don't mess around with the liver, it's very important and can cause a lot of problems if it's damaged.

  2. QUESTION:
    Dandelion greens juiced/raw for liver?!?
    I already asked if the juice is just as good as raw...

    Now I wanna know is either good for lowering high ast, alt, billirubin (liver) levels?
    If not what will?
    (If this is too complicated, can you just tell me if the greens help the liver, I know the root does...but I don't know about the greens)

    I'm asking all these questions because my brother is in the hospital. I am very worried and he may need a liver transplant. He eats very well already, but because he has sickle cell the hospital has him on a lot of medication that is causing other problems (Driving my mom crazy).

    Thanks for your help
    Like I mentioned before. This is for the well fare of my brother, if you have something rude to say grow up...please.
    Also...answer the question, please don't lecture me on defending the medical system.

    • ANSWER:
      Dandelion is very beneficial for the liver to cleanse etc:
      http://www.go-symmetry.com/health/bakup/sickle-cell-anemia.htm

  3. QUESTION:
    JAVA - Finding the shortest three-letter-word sequence between these words...?
    A three-letter-word sequence is a sequence (any sequence) of three-letter words so that any two adjacent words differ by exactly one letter. For example, BED, TED, TEN, MEN, HEN, HUN. Before you ask, here is a list I am given of allowable three-letter-words titled A3word.input:
    AAH AAL AAS ABA ABO ABS ABY ACE ACT ADD ADO ADS ADZ AFF AFT AGA AGE AGO AHA AID
    AIL AIM AIN AIR AIS AIT ALA ALB ALE ALL ALP ALS ALT AMA AMI AMP AMU ANA AND ANE
    ANI ANT ANY APE APT ARB ARC ARE ARF ARK ARM ARS ART ASH ASK ASP *** ATE ATT AUK
    AVA AVE AVO AWA AWE AWL AWN AXE AYE AYS AZO

    BAA BAD BAG BAH BAL BAM BAN BAP BAR BAS BAT BAY BED BEE BEG BEL BEN BET BEY BIB
    BID BIG BIN BIO BIS BIT BIZ BOA BOB BOD BOG BOO BOP BOS BOT BOW BOX BOY BRA BRO
    BRR BUB BUD BUG BUM BUN BUR BUS BUT BUY BYE BYS

    CAB CAD CAM CAN CAP CAR CAT CAW CAY CEE CEL CEP CHI CIS COB COD COG COL CON COO
    COP COR COS COT COW COX COY COZ CRY CUB CUD CUE *** CUP CUR CUT CWM

    DAB DAD DAG DAH DAK DAL DAM DAP DAW DAY DEB DEE DEL DEN DEV DEW DEX DEY DIB DID
    DIE DIG DIM DIN DIP DIS DIT DOC DOE DOG DOL DOM DON DOR DOS DOT DOW DRY DUB DUD
    DUE DUG DUI DUN DUO DUP DYE

    EAR EAT EAU EBB ECU EDH EEL EFF EFS EFT EGG EGO EKE ELD ELF ELK ELL ELM ELS EME
    EMF EMS EMU END ENG ENS EON ERA ERE ERG ERN ERR ERS ESS ETA ETH EVE EWE EYE

    FAD *** FAN FAR FAS FAT FAX FAY FED FEE FEH FEM FEN FER FET FEU FEW FEY FEZ FIB
    FID FIE FIG FIL FIN FIR FIT FIX FIZ FLU FLY FOB FOE FOG FOH FON FOP FOR FOU FOX
    FOY FRO FRY FUB FUD FUG FUN FUR

    GAB GAD GAE GAG GAL GAM GAN GAP GAR GAS GAT GAY GED GEE GEL GEM GEN GET GEY GHI
    GIB GID GIE GIG GIN GIP GIT GNU GOA GOB GOD GOO GOR GOT GOX GOY GUL GUM GUN GUT
    GUV GUY GYM GYP

    HAD HAE HAG HAH HAJ HAM HAO HAP HAS HAT HAW HAY HEH HEM HEN HEP HER HES HET HEW
    HEX HEY HIC HID HIE HIM HIN HIP HIS HIT HMM HOB HOD HOE HOG HON HOP HOT HOW HOY
    HUB HUE HUG HUH HUM HUN HUP HUT HYP

    ICE ICH ICK ICY IDS IFF IFS ILK ILL IMP INK INN INS ION IRE IRK ISM ITS IVY

    JAB JAG JAM JAR JAW JAY JEE JET JEU JEW JIB JIG JIN JOB JOE JOG JOT JOW JOY JUG
    JUN JUS JUT

    KAB KAE KAF KAS KAT KAY KEA KEF KEG KEN KEP KEX KEY KHI KID KIF KIN KIP KIR KIT
    KOA KOB KOI KOP KOR KOS KUE

    LAB LAC LAD LAG LAM LAP LAR LAS LAT LAV LAW LAX LAY LEA LED LEE LEG LEI LEK LET
    LEU LEV LEX LEY LEZ LIB LID LIE LIN LIP LIS LIT LOB LOG LOO LOP LOT LOW LOX LUG
    LUM LUV LUX LYE

    MAC MAD MAE MAG MAN MAP MAR MAS MAT MAW MAX MAY MED MEL MEM MEN MET MEW MHO MIB
    MID MIG MIL MIM MIR MIS MIX MOA MOB MOC MOD MOG MOL MOM MON MOO MOP MOR MOS MOT
    MOW MUD MUG MUM MUN MUS MUT

    NAB NAE NAG NAH NAM NAN NAP NAW NAY NEB NEE NET NEW NIB NIL NIM NIP NIT NIX NOB
    NOD NOG NOH NOM NOO NOR NOS NOT NOW NTH NUB NUN NUS NUT

    OAF OAK OAR OAT OBE OBI OCA ODD ODE ODS OES OFF OFT OHM OHO OHS OIL OKA OKE OLD
    OLE OMS ONE ONS OOH OOT OPE OPS OPT ORA ORB ORC ORE ORS ORT OSE OUD OUR OUT OVA
    OWE OWL OWN OXO OXY

    PAC PAD PAH PAL PAM PAN PAP PAR PAS PAT PAW PAX PAY PEA PEC PED PEE PEG PEH PEN
    PEP PER PES PET PEW PHI PHT PIA PIC PIE PIG PIN PIP PIS PIT PIU PIX PLY POD POH
    POI POL POM POP POT POW POX PRO PRY PSI PUB PUD PUG PUL PUN PUP PUR PUS PUT PYA
    PYE PYX

    QAT QUA

    RAD RAG RAH RAJ RAM RAN RAP RAS RAT RAW RAX RAY REB REC RED REE REF REG REI REM
    REP RES RET REV REX RHO RIA RIB RID RIF RIG RIM RIN RIP ROB ROC ROD ROE ROM ROT
    ROW RUB RUE RUG RUM RUN RUT RYA RYE

    SAB SAC SAD SAE SAG SAL SAP SAT SAU SAW SAX SAY SEA SEC SEE SEG SEI SEL SEN SER
    SET SEW SEX SHA SHE SHH SHY SIB SIC SIM SIN SIP SIR SIS SIT SIX SKA SKI SKY SLY
    SOB SOD SOL SON SOP SOS SOT SOU SOW SOX SOY SPA SPY SRI STY SUB SUE SUM SUN SUP
    SUQ SYN

    TAB TAD TAE TAG TAJ TAM TAN TAO TAP TAR TAS TAT TAU TAV TAW TAX TEA TED TEE TEG
    TEL TEN TET TEW THE THO THY TIC TIE TIL TIN TIP TIS TIT TOD TOE TOG TOM TON TOO
    TOP TOR TOT TOW TOY TRY TSK TUB TUG TUI TUN TUP TUT TUX TWA TWO TYE

    UDO UGH UKE ULU UMM UMP UNS UPO UPS URB URD URN USE UTA UTS

    VAC VAN VAR VAS VAT VAU VAV VAW VEE VEG VET VEX VIA VIE VIG VIM VIS VOE VOW VOX
    VUG

    WAB WAD WAE WAG WAN WAP WAR WAS WAT WAW WAX WAY WEB WED WEE WEN WET WHA WHO WHY
    WIG WIN WIS WIT WIZ WOE WOG WOK WON WOO WOP WOS WOT WOW WRY WUD WYE WYN

    XIS

    YAH YAK YAM YAP YAR YAW YAY YEA YEH YEN YEP YES YET YEW YID YIN YIP YOB YOD YOK
    YOM YON YOU YOW YUK YUM YUP

    ZAG ZAP ZAX ZED ZEE ZEK ZIG ZIN ZIP ZIT ZOA ZOO

    We need to find the shortest three-letter-word sequence (example, in the example above it took 5 moves to get from BED to HUN). Find the shortest three-letter-word sequnece that connects the words (if they exist):
    1. IVY to LAB
    2. OAK to ICE
    3. ICY to LIE
    (backwards order is okay).
    We need to do this with JAVA. If anyone has an idea on how to start programming this is would be appreciated. Thank you! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Brute force. Traverse the sequences until you try them all. Save the shortest path as you go.

  4. QUESTION:
    JAVA - Finding the shortest three-letter-word sequence between these two words...?
    A three-letter-word sequence is a sequence (any sequence) of three-letter words so that any two adjacent words differ by exactly one letter. For example, BED, TED, TEN, MEN, HEN, HUN. Before you ask, here is a list I am given of allowable three-letter-words titled A3word.input:
    AAH AAL AAS ABA ABO ABS ABY ACE ACT ADD ADO ADS ADZ AFF AFT AGA AGE AGO AHA AID
    AIL AIM AIN AIR AIS AIT ALA ALB ALE ALL ALP ALS ALT AMA AMI AMP AMU ANA AND ANE
    ANI ANT ANY APE APT ARB ARC ARE ARF ARK ARM ARS ART ASH ASK ASP ASS ATE ATT AUK
    AVA AVE AVO AWA AWE AWL AWN AXE AYE AYS AZO

    BAA BAD BAG BAH BAL BAM BAN BAP BAR BAS BAT BAY BED BEE BEG BEL BEN BET BEY BIB
    BID BIG BIN BIO BIS BIT BIZ BOA BOB BOD BOG BOO BOP BOS BOT BOW BOX BOY BRA BRO
    BRR BUB BUD BUG BUM BUN BUR BUS BUT BUY BYE BYS

    CAB CAD CAM CAN CAP CAR CAT CAW CAY CEE CEL CEP CHI CIS COB COD COG COL CON COO
    COP COR COS COT COW COX COY COZ CRY CUB CUD CUE CUM CUP CUR CUT CWM

    DAB DAD DAG DAH DAK DAL DAM DAP DAW DAY DEB DEE DEL DEN DEV DEW DEX DEY DIB DID
    DIE DIG DIM DIN DIP DIS DIT DOC DOE DOG DOL DOM DON DOR DOS DOT DOW DRY DUB DUD
    DUE DUG DUI DUN DUO DUP DYE

    EAR EAT EAU EBB ECU EDH EEL EFF EFS EFT EGG EGO EKE ELD ELF ELK ELL ELM ELS EME
    EMF EMS EMU END ENG ENS EON ERA ERE ERG ERN ERR ERS ESS ETA ETH EVE EWE EYE

    FAD FAG FAN FAR FAS FAT FAX FAY FED FEE FEH FEM FEN FER FET FEU FEW FEY FEZ FIB
    FID FIE FIG FIL FIN FIR FIT FIX FIZ FLU FLY FOB FOE FOG FOH FON FOP FOR FOU FOX
    FOY FRO FRY FUB FUD FUG FUN FUR

    GAB GAD GAE GAG GAL GAM GAN GAP GAR GAS GAT GAY GED GEE GEL GEM GEN GET GEY GHI
    GIB GID GIE GIG GIN GIP GIT GNU GOA GOB GOD GOO GOR GOT GOX GOY GUL GUM GUN GUT
    GUV GUY GYM GYP

    HAD HAE HAG HAH HAJ HAM HAO HAP HAS HAT HAW HAY HEH HEM HEN HEP HER HES HET HEW
    HEX HEY HIC HID HIE HIM HIN HIP HIS HIT HMM HOB HOD HOE HOG HON HOP HOT HOW HOY
    HUB HUE HUG HUH HUM HUN HUP HUT HYP

    ICE ICH ICK ICY IDS IFF IFS ILK ILL IMP INK INN INS ION IRE IRK ISM ITS IVY

    JAB JAG JAM JAR JAW JAY JEE JET JEU JEW JIB JIG JIN JOB JOE JOG JOT JOW JOY JUG
    JUN JUS JUT

    KAB KAE KAF KAS KAT KAY KEA KEF KEG KEN KEP KEX KEY KHI KID KIF KIN KIP KIR KIT
    KOA KOB KOI KOP KOR KOS KUE

    LAB LAC LAD LAG LAM LAP LAR LAS LAT LAV LAW LAX LAY LEA LED LEE LEG LEI LEK LET
    LEU LEV LEX LEY LEZ LIB LID LIE LIN LIP LIS LIT LOB LOG LOO LOP LOT LOW LOX LUG
    LUM LUV LUX LYE

    MAC MAD MAE MAG MAN MAP MAR MAS MAT MAW MAX MAY MED MEL MEM MEN MET MEW MHO MIB
    MID MIG MIL MIM MIR MIS MIX MOA MOB MOC MOD MOG MOL MOM MON MOO MOP MOR MOS MOT
    MOW MUD MUG MUM MUN MUS MUT

    NAB NAE NAG NAH NAM NAN NAP NAW NAY NEB NEE NET NEW NIB NIL NIM NIP NIT NIX NOB
    NOD NOG NOH NOM NOO NOR NOS NOT NOW NTH NUB NUN NUS NUT

    OAF OAK OAR OAT OBE OBI OCA ODD ODE ODS OES OFF OFT OHM OHO OHS OIL OKA OKE OLD
    OLE OMS ONE ONS OOH OOT OPE OPS OPT ORA ORB ORC ORE ORS ORT OSE OUD OUR OUT OVA
    OWE OWL OWN OXO OXY

    PAC PAD PAH PAL PAM PAN PAP PAR PAS PAT PAW PAX PAY PEA PEC PED PEE PEG PEH PEN
    PEP PER PES PET PEW PHI PHT PIA PIC PIE PIG PIN PIP PIS PIT PIU PIX PLY POD POH
    POI POL POM POP POT POW POX PRO PRY PSI PUB PUD PUG PUL PUN PUP PUR PUS PUT PYA
    PYE PYX

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    We need to find the shortest three-letter-word sequence (example, in the example above it took 5 moves to get from BED to HUN). Find the shortest three-letter-word sequnece that connects the words (if they exist):
    1. IVY to LAB
    2. OAK to ICE
    3. ICY to LIE
    (backwards order is okay).
    We need to do this with JAVA. If anyone could help it would be appreciated. Thank you! :)

    • ANSWER:
      I would create a graph with each word a node and the edges connecting the nodes that are only one letter apart. Then, use Djikstra's shortest-path algorithm to find your sequence


Eating For Energy Diet Plan

Written By: admin - Nov• 04•11

Slim or heavy? That's the question.

Definitely, heavy is the option you wouldn't choose. And what is more important is choosing a proper way to lose weight without harming your body. Slim not only means to look better and healthier, but also represents our attitude. Diet s 00004000 eems to be the best choice as it plays an important role in daily life.

Does anyone of us unwilling to have overall wellness and to be full of energy? Well, the book Eating for energy is very helpful to reach the goal. In this book, there are lots of raw food diets, which mainly contain natural food or organic food such as vegetables and fruits, to help you become slimmer, refresh your body, and then reconstruct you health.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What's the best eating plan or diet plan for a 5 mile run?
    I've been running 2 miles a day. Last time I tried 4 but I took a five minute break half way. So what's the best way to gain energy while trying to lose weight? I'm going on a 700 calorie diet and running. What should do? Don't give me links write it out.

    • ANSWER:
      It’s hard to exercise just eating enough to cover your BMR (as to not get a lower metabolism) so you can use exercising to lose body fat but on a 700 calorie diet, you’re asking for trouble, not only sending your metabolism down the drain but not having enough energy to exercise properly.

      Wear a heart monitor so you can stay in your THR zone (Target Heart Rate) zone and never feel exhausted or out of breath as you should not have to take a five minute break half way (if you do, you could feel nausea or dizziness). Choose the Aerobic Zone for weight loss, 70 to 79% of your MHR (Maximum Heart Rate).

      Your MHR is 220 minus your age in 80% of cases...you might have a naturally lower or higher RHR (resting Heart Rate) so just adjust your heart monitor accordingly to how you feel. If you cannot say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious without having to take a couple of breaths...you need to slow down and walk for a minute.

      Warm up for 5 to 10 minutes until you get up in your zone (walking faster and faster until you reach your zone and start jogging), then stay in your zone, using walking to go back down when your heart beats get too fast because at 80%, you get into the Anaerobic Threshold Zone, when fat burning shuts down (it’s a good zone to improve cardiovascular health but not to lose body fat).

      Once you get down and under 70%, your watch beeps so you can resume jogging until it beeps again (when you reach 80%) so you start walking again, then your watch beeps again when you can resume jogging unless you feel “spent” and just keep walking slower and slower for 5 to 10 minutes to cool down (going back down through the Temperate Zone, 60-69%, the Healthy Heart Zone, 50-59%, and back down to you RHR).

      You should eat enough calories to cover your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) or your body will adapt to a low caloric intake and lower your metabolism, making it very hard for you to use your body fat. And then, as soon as you would eventually start eating normally again, you would make body fat very easily, because you would have a lower metabolism and therefore regain all the weight you lost and keep going up, unless you exercise A LOT. Also, if you’re younger than 21, you need to eat more when having a growth spurt so you don’t stunt your growth (you get ravenous).

      Women’s BMR:
      655 + (4.35 x weight in pounds) + (4.7 x height in inches) - minus (4.7 x age in years)

      Try to find 2 or 3 different aerobic activities to challenge your body in different ways (I walk/jog, bike and swim) as just walking/jogging would mostly be a lower body exercise.

      AND, most importantly, weigh train to gain muscle mass which is the weight loss miracle. As a woman, you only need to do calisthenics and use small weights. With more muscle mass, you look better, thinner, toner but also you are stronger so your aerobics get easier and more efficient and you burn more calories while exercising.
      Also carrying grocery bags/going up the stairs or anything else is so much easier when you have some muscles in your arms/legs.

      Once you get more muscle mass, your metabolism goes up on a 24/7 basis. Each pound of added muscle mass needs 35/50 calories a day to maintain (not even counting the calories for the exercise). It’s 12 to 18 thousand calories a year…it’s 3 to 5 pounds of body fat a year that you would either lose or at least not gain (if you eat too much). And that is just for one pound of extra added muscle mass.
      Also on those days when you’re resting and feeling a little soreness because your muscles are repairing stronger, you can rest assure that you’re burning a lot of calories even if you’re not moving.

      “What's the best eating plan or diet plan for a 5 mile run?” you asked.
      First and foremost, eat enough to cover your BMR and have a good high carbs meal about 2 hours prior to your run, so by then your stomach is empty (you cannot run if your stomach is still processing food) but you have a good high blood sugar level for energy.

      Sip water (like the equivalent of a cup/glass/8oz every 15/20 minutes...that should be automatic, I LOVE to drink water while exercising, otherwise, I’m not a big fan of water) and add some sugar to your water to replenish on the way if you need more energy.

      If you exercise more than 2 hours, then you’ll need sport drinks that contain electrolytes. Always use sport drinks (or Gatorade) when drinking more than 8 cups of liquid in a 2 hours window. Water intoxication (stupid people doing water drinking contests and dying) happens when you deplete the electrolytes and then your brain goes berserk.

  2. QUESTION:
    Please help with an eating Plan for energy?
    My fiance is often tired and experiences mild depression. I think it has to do with his diet, I have just moved in with him and would like to adapt his diet to give him energy. Thanks for your help.
    I know diet wont "cure" depression but he is always tired and that is what adds tio his depression. His diet so far hasnt included many vegetables, etc. I have started him on vitamins and in the last week have seen a difference. I am looking for a list of "Super foods" as such.

    • ANSWER:
      more fruits and veggies and protein and good carbs, like breads pastas.

      keep him away from super sugary stuff (of course you will eat some sometimes) but the sugar could cause him tiredness and even contribute to depression

      however, if he drinks a lot of alcohol, that could be a problem, alcohol is a depressant and obviously could make him tired.

      try making home cooked yum meals, that will excite him and keep him eating the good stuff. stick with good ol' meat and potatoes kind of stuff with some bread and veggies thrown in.

      good luck!

  3. QUESTION:
    A good eating plan to feel full and to get energy?
    I'm always so hungry. I'll eat something and still have to eat something else cause i wont be full. Or even if I'm not hungry I eat too much-how can i stop eating?!
    I am also looking for more energy.
    I'm not looking to lose a lot of weight but I want to stay at the healthy weight I am now and not gain weight which I kinda seem like im doing...
    anyways what kinds of food should i eat? I love sweets but I know thats not very healthy so any advice?
    And I wanted more energy because I'm taking a summer P.E. course and we're kayaking this whole week and for the next weeks we'll also be doing windsurfing and other sports.
    So any advice on a good eating plan (not diets!)
    like i said im not looking to lose weight i just want to know good foods and snacks to eat but that are healthy for you

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Tats...I lost 50 poundages over the past 6 months with a simple formula; eat light, eat right, consume mass quantities of H2O, stay active doing things you like such as drop kicking stupid people (that'll keep you busy) or digging out a plot for a swimming pool by hand or kayaking is a good answer, and get sufficient ZZZZzzzzs. I worked grapefruit, green tea, and fishies of the sea into my life since they tend to pack an extra punch on the fat stores.

      If you are used to pigging out you'll have a good 3 days of rumbly in your tumbly when you lower your portions (eat light)...suck it up and get through it so that your gargantuan stomach does some shrinkage. Then it won't take as much chomping to fill the belly. Plus having an active lifestyle such as training for the olympic shot-put suppresses baaaad cravings and causes you to frequent the fruits and veggies in the commissary versus the snack aisle.

      With all the water and healthy eats and light treats you'll be full of energy and maintain your healthy figure. Good on ya!

  4. QUESTION:
    im looking for a diet plan that gives me energy and good health, one that has few restrictions anyone know?
    of any? some plans are too expensive, some dont let you eat carbs, etc etc what is a good typical healthy plan that can boost my energy?

    • ANSWER:
      find calorie/fitness calculator on the net, enter your stats and it will tell you how many calories a day you need to maintain your weight. take 300-400calories off that number and that's how much you need to lose weight.
      eat 5-6 small meals a day instead of 3 big ones.
      5-8 servings of fruit and vegetables a day.
      8 glasses of water a day.
      4-6 times a week cardio work out for 30-50min plus light weight training.
      no junk food, no sodas, no white flour (white bread, pasta, cookies, cakes etc)

  5. QUESTION:
    I need a good diet plan (vegetarian) for weight loss and energy?
    I have 2 months to lose this weight, I haven't weighed myself, scales depress me but I don't like what I'm seeing in the mirror and I constantly have no energy, seriously I'm even dizzy right now, it's awful.

    Can you give me like a jist of what I should be eating for breakfast, lunch and dinner, maybe some examples.

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  6. QUESTION:
    I'm looking for a diet or eating plan to gain a healthy lifestyle?
    I'm 17, 114 lbs, 5'4'', female.

    I'm not necessarily looking to lose weight (Though a pound or two off my tummy wouldn't hurt ;) ) But I was inspired earlier this week by a teacher of mine. She lost a hundred pounds over the past year through surgery (gastro bypass I believe?) and she had to change her diet drastically. She says that she's never felt better. She can see and think clearly, she's happier, full of energy.
    I was just wondering if there's anything I can do on a much smaller scale to get to that level of healthiness?
    I typically don't eat a lot of junk because I'm hypoglycemic and can't handle a lot of sugar. But I also eat at odd hours of the day and mostly eat carbs.

    Any suggestions for diet and exercise to increase my energy and happiness??

    Thanks guys :)

    • ANSWER:
      this works for me, maybe it'll work for you: drink 12-14 8oz glasses of water per day (eat your calories rather than drinking them, i.e. soda, juice, etc.). eat lots of fruits and veggies, some protein and little of carbs and fat. eat six-eight meals a day rather than the traditional three to increase metabolism. and never deny yourself anything because you will crave it, everything in moderation is key. and berries, grapes, bananas, spinach, sweet potatoes, white potatoes with skin, whole grains and lean protein are great to reduce the waistline.
      good luck

  7. QUESTION:
    please help! need a diet plan! no more eating disorder!?
    I used to have disordered eating, I would starve, binge then purge by running. I have been free from my problem for three months and my summer was absolutely amazing. It is startign to come back now only not as drastic becasue I gained 10 pounds over the summer. I ma a competitive gymnast therefore I have to be skinny, I wear a leotard every single day basically. I need to lose weight I feel so fat and disgusting everyday. and now all im eating is junk becasue i feel like i cant control myself. i need to start and follow a new diet tomorrow though becaus ei cant keeep doing this. I want to start starving again but its so hard to do 4-5 hours of gymnstics with no energy and I know that is not the answer. Can anyone please give me a diet plan for tomrorow that I can try becasue I keep getting lost and bingeing on junk food then I get sick. I am one of those people who need to be told exactly what to do so anyone, please help!

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    Please help me.. need an excellent diet plan! no more eating disorder!?
    I used to have disordered eating, I would starve, binge then purge by running. I have been free from my problem for three months and my summer was absolutely amazing. It is startign to come back now only not as drastic becasue I gained 10 pounds over the summer. I ma a competitive gymnast therefore I have to be skinny, I wear a leotard every single day basically. I need to lose weight I feel so fat and disgusting everyday. and now all im eating is junk becasue i feel like i cant control myself. i need to start and follow a new diet tomorrow though becaus ei cant keeep doing this. I want to start starving again but its so hard to do 4-5 hours of gymnstics with no energy and I know that is not the answer. Can anyone please give me a diet plan for tomrorow that I can try becasue I keep getting lost and bingeing on junk food then I get sick. I am one of those people who need to be told exactly what to do so anyone, please help!

    • ANSWER:

  9. QUESTION:
    What eating plan will allow me to have enough energy to train my very best in my sport but still lose body fat?
    I am a 15 year old girl, about 5'9" and between 143-148 pounds. I would consider myself quite muscular since I am really athletic and I don't eat junk foods. What I need is an eating plan that meets my requirements, which are explained below.
    I compete in martial arts at a high level, therefor I need to train a lot. I train 5 times a week.

    Mondays I help out (instruct/demonstrate/sometimes do the karate with the kids) from 5pm-7:15 and my classes are from 7:15 to 8:45.

    Saturdays I also help out except I have my class first at 9am to 9:45, I then help out from 9:45 to 12:00 and have 2 more classes from 12 to 2 (with a 15 minute break between 12:45 and 1pm).

    Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays I only have my classes that are between 7:15 and 8:45.

    On Sunday I will usually do the P90X Plyometric Workout that lasts an hour (I do it whenever I feel like it).

    Friday is my "Off Day."

    I'm looking for an eating plan that will allow me to have enough energy to train my very best for my sport, but I also want to lose body fat.

    I understand that the most popular method of weight loss is to limit the amount of carbohydrates you consume, which puts your body into the state of ketosis where fat is essientially 'flushed out.'
    BUT I know that carbohydrates is also your main source of energy (split into lactose, fructose and glucose) where the glucose gets fed to your muscles, where if they are not completely used up they are stored as fat. (I believe that is how it works?)
    Along with working out to become better at martial arts, I want to gain muscle so I am stronger, faster and better so I eat lots of protein. Eggs almost every morning and protein shakes.
    I try to eat a well balanced diet right now, but I'm not sure HOW to change it to meet my goals (reduce body fat/gain energy and muscle so I can be better in martial arts).

    If someone could please create a table of some sort to tell what and when I should eat something. Like, what time, what I should eat,etc. for every day of the week. And how many carbohydrates should I have for specific days (regarding my martial arts schedule explained above) and how much protein and fat.

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Negative Calorie Diet(google it) for snacks, plus a FEW extra items
      eat em for breakfeast, lunch and dinner
      breakfeast
      2 egg whites and whole wheat toast, fruit if still hungry
      lunch
      salad with low fat dressing or no fat
      dinner
      chicken, soup, or anything healthy

  10. QUESTION:
    Diet plan to give me energy?
    I've been exercising 1-2 hours each day for the last 1 1/2 months. I was definitely tired over time but I've never been this exhausted like today. I think it's because of my sudden change of diet, because since the past 2 days I've been drastically lowering my daily food intake and also eating primarily salads, fruits, and grain products while eating only like 2 or 3 pieces of meat.
    Anyways, what is the best plan to give me energy throughout the day?
    When i say exhausted, I'm talking about how tired my legs feel, even 1 minute into running.

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps you need some energy boosting foods.

  11. QUESTION:
    What is the best diet plan for my weight loss?
    Hey everyone,
    So i'm a 17 year old girl, 5'0", 109 lbs. I'm a competitive athlete participating in running, boxing, pilates, and soccer. i'm in the gym nearly every day and am constantly active. I need a diet plan that will optimize my energy but also help me burn fat. Any tips? Past experiences?
    P.s. i dont eat any dairy or meat except for fish and eggs.
    Thanks a lot :)

    • ANSWER:
      If you really do all of those activities and you are at that weight, chances are it is mostly muscle weight. If you are truly serious about losing 5 - 10 pounds, which is what I would assume, try substituting what you eat for breakfast with fruit. I'm not talking about 1 banana or 1 apple, I'm talking eat as much fruit as you can to comfortably fill your belly up. When I started my raw vegan diet, that is the first thing I did to transition into the diet. I did that for a couple of weeks and lost weight with that only change! Then I proceeded to substitute my lunch with a huge veggie salad topped with raw dressings or a green smoothie. And so on... Thing is, most people think to lose weight, you need to starve yourself. Actually, it's the other way around - eat until you are full but fill up on raw, fresh plant-based food!

  12. QUESTION:
    What type of exercise and diet plan I should have to gain energy, weight and muscles?
    I am 25yrs old guy. My height is 5.11'' and weight is 46 kgs. I am a thin tall fellow. My digestion is also weak. I joined a gym since two months and does only exercises like pushups, double bar. I do not do any of the machine exercises or dumbles as somebody recommended me that it will contract your muscles if you do not eat properly and at the same time I need energy in my hands to do dumble exercises. I am also not able to do pull ups.
    Please some one recommend me a proper diet plan, a no side effect health supplement and the way to take it and the exercise plan to to gain energy, weight and muscles.
    If the health supplement is Ayurvedic one it will be more better for me. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      ya, so consult a ayurvedic doctor

  13. QUESTION:
    Is trail mix healthy for a diet plan?
    Trail mix has a mix of nuts, fruits, and carbohydrates, which I believe sustains energy throughout the day while ensuring a balanced nutritional diet.

    Like I eat breakfast, then every 4 hours I eat a bar of trail mix, then I eat dinner as normal. Is this a good diet plan? Is trail mix actually healthy? Is it junk food?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't eat the trail mix that has the peanuts and salt in it because of the nutritional facts. Look at the nutritional facts before you buy it, if it seems nasty then, don't eat it. I eat the dried fruit mix instead of trail mix.

      Hope this helps!

  14. QUESTION:
    Best Diet Plan and workout regiment for results I seek?
    I lost 120lbs in a relatively short space of time (about 5 months). I have become too comfortable recently, and started eating regularly again and I cut back a lot on my exercising. I gained back about 25lbs in about 2.5 months. I do not plan to lose all of the 25lbs because I feel as though I got too small when I lost all the weight. I am looking to lose about 15lbs. The diet I used no longer seems to work for me. Can you please recommend a diet plan and workout regiment for me to get these results in about a month or less? Also, can you suggest something that I can take for energy? Thanking you in advance for great answers!

    • ANSWER:
      congratualtions! just eat right and exercise at least 30 minutes every day. your body will adjust to the weight it should be. walking is the best exercise, but any brisk movement will work. you should exercise differently than you did before because your body is used to the old way and won't give up calories as easily. also you might try eating smaller meals several times a day (5-6) to boost your metabolism.

  15. QUESTION:
    What is a healthy diet plan that will help me lose weight and give me more energy?
    I need a healthy diet plan. I am always tired all the time and I think it's because all I do is eat crap. What are some healthy foods that make you less tired, and what's in them to make you have more energy? I need a good healthy diet plan that will help me lose weight, have more energy, and be happier about myself. I want to do it the healthy way, not by crash dieting or anything like that. I need a list of several different foods and meals that are good for me, and it'd be helpful if you could list why they are good for me and also portion sizes. Thanks a ton.

    • ANSWER:
      Make sure your foods are as natural as possible, real fruits you have to peel, fresh vegetables not canned or bagged in sauce, lean meats not fish sticks and hot dogs, eat whole grains like brown rice and oats not bread, crackers, noodles. Leave sweets out, it's empty calories that only take away energy. Same for white flour products. It saps your energy right out.

      Nature has packed food with the perfect combinations of vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber that our bodies need to function right.
      Canned, boxed, bagged, manufactured foods are too processed which removes vital nutrients and leaves you tired and gaining weight because it makes you want to eat more, looking for that missing nutrition that was manufactured out.

      For breakfast, eat things like oatmeal, skim milk, and a fruit, or have an egg white omelette with chopped veggies in it like tomato, green pepper, onion, mushrooms. Or have a cup of yogurt and fruit.

      for lunch try vegetable soup (homemade not canned) or have a chicken salad, or a bowl of homemade vegetarian chili, try some natural unsweetened peanut butter on celery & carrot sticks.

      for dinner have 3-4 ounces of lean meat like chicken breast (baked not fried), or a piece of oven baked fish, a couple different steamed veggies or a nice salad, a small portion of brown rice. (1/2 cup is sufficient)

      for snacks, have a piece of fresh fruit, some air popped unbuttered popcorn, skim milk, a small handful of nuts & raisins.

      Just keep your foods as whole and natural as possible, and be sure to exercise a lot to help burn calories and exercise can also help create more energy!

  16. QUESTION:
    Can anyone recommend a good diet plan where I could find free menus and recipes online?
    I need to lose a considerable amount of weight, and I've always had issues with energy. Because I've gotten out of the habit of eating regular meals and only usually eat one large meal a day, it's going to take me some time to get into the swing of a diet, but I just haven't found any yet that seem they would work for me. I just need some energy and some good quality weight loss. I would be willing to commit some time to it if I found something that would help with the energy - not looking for fast weight loss. Thanks in advance for any help or experience that others can share!

    • ANSWER:
      www.sparkpeople.com

  17. 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 ;)

  18. QUESTION:
    Eating 2 meals a day, only 1000 calories. Can I add a meal and not gain weight? Is there a better diet plan?
    I have probably been doing this for about a year now.
    I never eat breakfast, except for on the weekends and if I eat breakfast I skip lunch.
    Since i have been doing this for so long I am afraid if I add a meal I will gain.
    I am now a healthy weight but am not toned. In order for me to tone up should I eat breakfast? I have read for the first time today that eating less then 1400 for a women is bad. It can effect the way I think and feel. Which after reading that I have noticed a lack of alertness and energy. Also, I am a vegetarian, but I do eat fish. I exercise at least twice a week and I eat extremely healthy when I do. I am 5'6 and 140 lbs, for my waist line and other measurements this is healthy. But, I still have a little excess fat I want to tone. Also should I be eating more calories. Is there a specific meal plan I should follow, or anything else?

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    What is a good diet plan for a regular person?
    I don't eat very well. I'm a good weight for my size and I'm not looking to lose weight or anything I just want to eat healthy. I am not hungry alot of the time and generally just eat when I'm hungry. I end up just having a coffee in the morning, eat junk during the day, but I do fix a healthy dinner.

    I'd like to change that because I don't have alot of energy and I get tired doing the simplest house. So what is a good eating plan for the day? Breakfast, Lunch and dinner? Specifically what should I eat?
    I am about 5'1 and I weigh 105 pounds.

    • ANSWER:
      Have a normal breakfast-eggs and toast or cereal and fruit or yogurt and granola, whatever you like.
      Have a sandwich, salad, or leftovers for lunch
      Have 2-3 snacks a day of whatever yuou want, nuts, cheese, fruit, veggie, yogurt whatever.....

  20. QUESTION:
    Diet plan .... a girls gotta eat ...less?
    hey, i need a diet plan for a girl 17. Please be strict and if so nice lol even though i need to be pushed to the max. I am 69 kgs, and 161cm.
    I can feel my ribs but when it comes to my lower body its amazingly bad. They have alot of fat and i want them gone they have grown worse and worse over the years. I have never been active but I have alot of hidden energy i think or potential. Parents never got me into any sports but i did do gymnastics when i was very young and was able to do the splits but now i have lost it that strength, i dont know much but i have been a fussy eater. I am starting to try more and more at my own pace but i like too much bad stuff. I am out of school now and alot of bad stuff has happened to me and my parents over the years and i think the eating got out of control. i need help I dont have any one and really i dont want to tell anyone i know cause i feel its too much pressure. I want to be skinny, who doesnt but i feel become anorexic or stuff like that is not good i want to be healthy and happy. any way i dont think i could ever stop eating though i did do a fast for easter for 50 days. thats the best i could do. but i want to be better i want to finally be able to say yeh i have done something andi truly want to be happy and have more respect when i go out and surround myself with people, and respect for me.

    bottom line this is like the turning point i want i need to and it need to happen. so if anyone could support me or send in any full diet plans or cool fun ways or great resulting tips or tricks (NO PILLS PLEASE) a healthy long term diet. and workout sets or any thing else i need to know the works.

    Thank you peace :]

    • ANSWER:
      Well, if you did a FAST (Which is not eating practically ANYTHING) then I'm quite positive you would be skinny by now... But here is a diet plan I stick to.

      Meals:

      The best way to eat is 5-6 small meals a day, or eating every three hours. The purpose of this is to REV UP your metabolism, so your just burn calories! It's also healthier than gorging at three meals a day. Plus, it curbs your appetite so you don't over eat, or binge! But, if this isn't working for you, you need to try and plan your meals and snacks. Plan the amount of food and calories you want to eat, and don't go over that amount. And try using smaller plates because they make you take less portions of foods. And try experimenting with eating either more carbs, or protein and fats (yes I sad fats) it all has to do with your metobolic typing, and either one of these will make you more energetic and fuller, longer. And never eat under 1500 calories! That's UNHEALTHY! Try to lean towards 1700-2000 calories a day! And have a cheat day! So you don't go crazy from dieting! Plus, try eating smoothies for one of your meals! A healthy one, with just fruit, yogurt, juice, and ice! This is good because they are better for digestion, plus they are healthy AND you can add protein powder to them! Which is GREAT for after an exercise!

      Exercise:

      My work out routine is very simple. I walk/jog thirty minutes a day (Or three miles) NO less! Then if you want, try lifting weights, sit-ups or crunches, squats and lunges! Building muscle will BURN calories, even when you are just laying around! So, when you get back into shape, you can get into harder work outs, and basically eat what ever you want without worry!

      Plus, another great workout is swimming, which is low impact, and burns TONS of calories in an hour. Don't deny this one till you try it, and it's fun. You just need the right bathing suit, goggles, and a swim cap! This is my exercise of choice!
      Plus, REMEMBER, protein smoothies! They help since they are essential to muscle repair, and muscle only grows when it is repairing and at rest! So never workout more than 5 times a week. OR you will WEAR yourself out, and you have to have time for your muscles to rest!

      Hope this helps, stay healthy, and be patient! Good things come to those who wait! And losing weight healthily can take up to 2 months for your satisfied results, so don't feel discouraged, and you may build muscle on the way that will way more than fat! But, remember, even if you start to weigh more you are burning tons of calories!

  21. QUESTION:
    No energy on diet.....?
    I'm on a healthy eating plan. I eat a lot on it, but it's all healthy food like salads, fruit etc with a bit of protein for lunch and dinner (fish, steak, chiecken etc.).

    I'm finding between meals I have next to no energy until I've eaten. I'm fine for about an hour then I go back to being weak. I've only been on it for 3 days. My body is so used to sugar becasue of the way I ate before. Is this normal? Is it a barrier I have to pass?

    Thanks in advance :)

    • ANSWER:
      One Chapati / Roti /Scoop any thing which you speak must be taken after the salad

  22. QUESTION:
    What is the best diet plan for women to lose weight?
    I need to shed about 35-40 pounds, I am exercising four times a week, but I need a guideline on what to eat, whats good and whats bad.

    I play tennis and softball, swim, bike, walk, jog/run, jump rope, and I also do a bit of muscle training. So I need foods that will give me energy for a work out.

    Suggestions please.

    • ANSWER:
      you can eat chicken...chicken with whole wheat noodles...actually there is a television show call top chef..they did an episode where they had to figure out how a person can eat healthy for less than 10 bucks. they got some REAL healthy recipes online on top chef that you can include for your lunch or dinners. for mornings you should eat oatmeal or a fruit smoothie. avoid Fast food, coffee, and soda!

  23. QUESTION:
    My diet needs A LOT of improving. I need an athletic diet plan?
    I'm 16 years old, 155 pounds, 5'11". A run a lot and am a member of a rowing club (crew). We work out 6 days a week. I feel very fit, but I believe my diet needs improvement. I need suggestions on a daily nutritional intake. I wish to be as healthy as whats physically possible. What types of nutrients are most critical to me? I know what I need in general, but I dont know enough about nutrition to effectively start my own plan. Since I'm in crew, I burn a lot of calories, easily over 3500. I want a diet that will keep me fit and provide me with a maximum amount of energy. I do wish to bulk up and gain muscle mass, but I'm not trying to gain too much weight.
    Does anyone have any suggestions on what kinds of foods should be in my diet? and what should I be eating for breakfast, lunch, and dinner?
    Let me know if you need to know anything else.

    • ANSWER:
      I train in jiu jitsu about 5x's per week, and also compete. I swim a mile every morning, and in the evenings lift weights. I could not do it without the proper suppliments. I am 36, and feel better than I did at 18.

      I use "NO Explode" prior to working out, RELIV CLASSIC and RELIV INNERGIZE every morning and eat plenty of protien thoughout the day....hope this helps.

  24. QUESTION:
    What eating plan will allow me to train my very best in my sport but still allow me to lose body fat?
    I am a 15 year old girl, about 5'9" and between 143-148 pounds. I would consider myself quite muscular since I am really athletic and I don't eat junk foods. What I need is an eating plan that meets my requirements, which are explained below.
    I compete in martial arts at a high level, therefor I need to train a lot. I train 5 times a week.

    Mondays I help out (instruct/demonstrate/sometimes do the karate with the kids) from 5pm-7:15 and my classes are from 7:15 to 8:45.

    Saturdays I also help out except I have my class first at 9am to 9:45, I then help out from 9:45 to 12:00 and have 2 more classes from 12 to 2 (with a 15 minute break between 12:45 and 1pm).

    Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays I only have my classes that are between 7:15 and 8:45.

    On Sunday I will usually do the P90X Plyometric Workout that lasts an hour (I do it whenever I feel like it).

    Friday is my "Off Day."

    I'm looking for an eating plan that will allow me to have enough energy to train my very best for my sport, but I also want to lose body fat.

    I understand that the most popular method of weight loss is to limit the amount of carbohydrates you consume, which puts your body into the state of ketosis where fat is essientially 'flushed out.'
    BUT I know that carbohydrates is also your main source of energy (split into lactose, fructose and glucose) where the glucose gets fed to your muscles, where if they are not completely used up they are stored as fat. (I believe that is how it works?)
    Along with working out to become better at martial arts, I want to gain muscle so I am stronger, faster and better so I eat lots of protein. Eggs almost every morning and protein shakes.
    I try to eat a well balanced diet right now, but I'm not sure HOW to change it to meet my goals (reduce body fat/gain energy and muscle so I can be better in martial arts).

    If someone could please create a table of some sort to tell what and when I should eat something. Like, what time, what I should eat,etc. for every day of the week. And how many carbohydrates should I have for specific days (regarding my martial arts schedule explained above) and how much protein and fat.

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Carbs should consist of 60% of your diet. And you need all the protiens you can get. Increase these the day before a hard workout. Stay away from fats and sweets

  25. QUESTION:
    What eating plan would allow me to train my very best in my sport but still allow me to lose body fat?
    I am a 15 year old girl, about 5'9" and between 143-148 pounds. I would consider myself quite muscular since I am really athletic and I don't eat junk foods. What I need is an eating plan that meets my requirements, which are explained below.
    I compete in martial arts at a high level, therefor I need to train a lot. I train 5 times a week.

    Mondays I help out (instruct/demonstrate/sometimes do the karate with the kids) from 5pm-7:15 and my classes are from 7:15 to 8:45.

    Saturdays I also help out except I have my class first at 9am to 9:45, I then help out from 9:45 to 12:00 and have 2 more classes from 12 to 2 (with a 15 minute break between 12:45 and 1pm).

    Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays I only have my classes that are between 7:15 and 8:45.

    On Sunday I will usually do the P90X Plyometric Workout that lasts an hour (I do it whenever I feel like it).

    Friday is my "Off Day."

    I'm looking for an eating plan that will allow me to have enough energy to train my very best for my sport, but I also want to lose body fat.

    I understand that the most popular method of weight loss is to limit the amount of carbohydrates you consume, which puts your body into the state of ketosis where fat is essientially 'flushed out.'
    BUT I know that carbohydrates is also your main source of energy (split into lactose, fructose and glucose) where the glucose gets fed to your muscles, where if they are not completely used up they are stored as fat. (I believe that is how it works?)
    Along with working out to become better at martial arts, I want to gain muscle so I am stronger, faster and better so I eat lots of protein. Eggs almost every morning and protein shakes.
    I try to eat a well balanced diet right now, but I'm not sure HOW to change it to meet my goals (reduce body fat/gain energy and muscle so I can be better in martial arts).

    If someone could please create a table of some sort to tell what and when I should eat something. Like, what time, what I should eat,etc. for every day of the week. And how many carbohydrates should I have for specific days (regarding my martial arts schedule explained above) and how much protein and fat.

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      For starters make sure to eat breakfast every morning. I usually eat two eggs with vegetables like spinach or some other vegetable that cooks quickly and goes well with eggs. I usually have broccoli blanched ahead of time so i can just throw it in with the eggs.
      Water, drink LOTS of water
      Eat something every three hours. I know it sounds like allot, but it will speed up your metabolism, and you're already burning allot of calories. Just dont eat a full meal sized portion every three hours.
      Eat yourself full of vegetables during meals. Make sure to eat meat, and fruits as well, but you can feel full on vegetables and not feel guilty about it. Filling your stomach full of rice or pasta is not as good for you
      Eat fruits and sometimes some nuts (not honey roasted)in between meals, and take food in a backpack everywhere you go. I usually carry apples, bananas, mixed nuts, and home made beef jerky from a local butcher shop with me at all times.
      Eat starchy carbs post work out for an energy boost. If you dont work out that day dont eat starchy carbs. Dont worry about the carbs from fruit.
      Limit your breads and pasta intake. All bread has some form of sugar or high fructose corn syrup in it. If it doesent, it is expensive. I just rarely ever bread for my kitchen. That way when I go out and get a sandwich once a week or so, its ok. Daves Killer Bread is pretty decent though, so is Ezikeil bread.

      Myself, I am training for boot camp. So i do HIIT, and strength training as well. this eating plan works for me quite well to maintain energy and build muscle. Theres lots more but I dont feel like writing a novel, so heres what I ate today

      breakfast two eggs with broccoli
      snack one apple, one banana
      Lunch chicken with braised cabbage
      snack one pear and one orange
      snack home made smoothie with frozen berries and plain yogurt (no sugar)
      dinner romaine salad, then pork with spinach and cabbage

  26. QUESTION:
    someone pleas help, what do you think of diet plan? im 14?
    hey :) well i started my diet and im two weeks in but thing is i didn't lose any weight.
    i understand why i didn't lose any weight the first week since i didn't exercise at all.(ii actually did 3 days kitosis since my mom advice me too) and in my second week i only exercised 4 days
    so im going to start my 3rd week much more serious
    heres what i did so far today and what i plan to do on my diet and give me tips :)
    +well i woke up at 9 30 and ate a small energy snack and worked on the treadmill for 30 minutes and walked 2,2 miles at 4.0 speed
    +i ate breakfast right away- 1 slice of whole grain wheat bread (100 cal) and 2 egg whites (40 cal) and some mayo (90 cal , i have lowfat but i put the the wrong mayo by mistake) and a few almonds (like 5)
    +2 hours after my bf i did my insanity workout
    +right after insanity i drank my protein shake (130 cal,23 grams of protein , and 1 gram of sugar) i use this as my snack
    +after i drank my shake i walked for 30 minutes again 2 miles it burned more
    +2 hours later lunch- 1 slice of bread(110 cal) 2 egg white (40 cal) mayo(90)
    i thought maybe i should eat more so i ate 1/4 cup of original fiber cereal without anything
    + for this snack i might 1 cup of danon fit vanilla yogurt (110 cal)
    +for dinner im eating a salad with fish and 2 cups of grean beans and maybe some spinach and no carbs
    +before i go to sleep i plan to do 15-20 minutes of exercises including situps ,squat ups,push ups, jumping jacks, lunges and etc.and additional 5 minutes of stretching

    am i doing okay? i hope to see results since i made my diet more strict, but the days i did do insanity which were 5 days i havent lost any weight and actually gained 2 pounds, i dont mind gaining muscle ( i know it weighs more) but i dont see even a little results

    im 14.. 5'1.. and 130 lb :(

    • ANSWER:
      You're doing fine, but make sure not to eat too little at your age. Personally, at that age, whenever I really worked out I would gain muscle mass faster than losing fat, so don't be surprised if you do too. If you're looking to lose weight though, running is the way to go because it mostly tones muscles while burning max calories.

  27. QUESTION:
    What nutrient is missing from an all bean diet?
    I'm trying out a whole new diet, consisting only beans, for my weight loss plan, because bean has 0 fat, 0 cholesterol, extremely low sodium and sugar, high fiber and protein, some calcium and iron, high carb but that is needed for energy, so I plan on eating only beans all day long, drink only water and work out at the gym many hours and take a multivitamin a day.
    Now is there anything that I lack that I can take as a supplement?

    • ANSWER:
      Okay... well, good luck with your diet. I would really suggest buying uncooked (non-canned) beans, and soaking them in salt water before cooking them. This will make them easier to digest and more nutritious. I would also suggest eating quinoa with your beans, and drinking lemon water and green tea (zero calories). Good luck!

  28. QUESTION:
    A good diet plan for a construction worker.?
    My husband works a physical job. Sometimes he works outside, sometimes inside. He is overweight by about 40 lbs and has back pain. I think if he lost some of this weight his back pain would lessen. Not to mention that his dad was a diebetic and unhealthy. Are there any good diet plans for my husband. He says he has to eat to maintain his energy level to work. Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, he works hard, so,yes, he needs good food to maintain his energy level. Still, low fat is a good plan, high protein. Or you can try the S diet. Meaning:
      No snacks
      No sweets,
      No seconds
      Except on days that start with S, and Special days, such as A Holiday.
      Also, a good plan is eat small portions, lots of fruit and vegetables, drink LOTS of water.
      Hope this helps.

  29. QUESTION:
    What is the best diet for a guy that is trying to burn fat by building muscles?
    I'm 16, 5'8" and I weigh 233 pounds. I'm looking for the best diet plan in order to reach my goal (posted above). I'm trying to eat a lot of protein, and fruits, the protein so my body doesn't eat away my muscle and the fruit for the natural sugars, for energy. but it's kind of difficult with everyone eating everything else. I need a good diet plan. Please help? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      its called bulk and muscle formula protein drink mix by herbalife.. its www.shopherbalife.com/safiya.. wht it does is it helps maitain lean muscle..energizes with herbs for peak muscle exertion.. and it boosts your performance.. you should check it out..

  30. QUESTION:
    How does this diet plan sound for losing weight?
    I am 5ft 6" and weigh 195lbs.

    Before posting the diet plan, one thing I am unsure about is how big portion sizes should be, so I would appreciate any guidance with this.

    Monday:

    6:30 - 1 Banana (an hour before morning jog)
    9:30 - Yoghurt Smoothie
    12:30 - Green leafy lettuce Salad with roasted chicken
    15:30 - Fruit salad (variety)
    18:30 - Mixed salads with variety of veges - green leafy lettuce, broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, onion

    Tuesday:

    6:30 - Protein shake or yogurt smoothie
    9:30 - Assorted nuts and berries mix - 1 cup
    12:30 - Whole wheat pasta
    15:30 - Chopped chicken with hard boiled egg and lettuce
    18:30 - Steamed brown rice, salad

    Wednesday:

    6:30 - Yogurt, milk, cereal (whole wheat grain cereals - multigrains is the best option)
    9:30 - 1-2 cups of watermelon
    12:30 - 2 slices Bernard Matthews Turkey (on wholemeal bread?)
    15:30 - Fruit salad (variety)
    18:30 - Not sure

    After these days, I really aren't sure what else to eat. Or should I just keep eating these foods at different times?

    How often should I drink green tea, and how often to drink water?

    Lastly, how often should I be exercising? I know everyday, but not sure how long for. My plan is to eat at 6:30 everyday, wait an hour to let the food into my system to give me energy, then go for a morning jog (dont know how long for).
    My main goal is losing weight. However, people have told me I will gain muscle along the way without even trying through exercise.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think your getting enough protein. tuna, salmon, chicken, eggs, milk are great for protein. Also i think you need to mention what sort of result you want to achieve? Do you just want to lose weight or do you want to build muscle and if so, again what result? do you just want a bit of toning or to be fairly big and ripped.

      Sorry I don't think you will gain muscle just through diet and just jogging won't achieve toning to the upper body, not much anyways. but if thats not what you want you will lose weight through this programme.

      I still think you need more protien and my personal advice is that your diet may be too strict to stick too unless your completely dedicated and how long will you stick with it. You may need to review it and research it thoroughly.

      Your ideal body weight is 142 pounds, your protien intake should be between 29g and 51.7g

      100g of chicken breast has 26.5g protein
      1 egg has 2.7g protein...............

  31. QUESTION:
    I need a diet plan for a 14 year old?
    Hi, I'm fourteen and will be fifteen in April. I weight 130lbs and am 5'6" tall. I need a calorie plan and ideas I can do. But dinner is out because I'll have to eat whatever my parents make. I will be exercising along with this because I have sports (basketball and track in a few weeks) and I want food that will give me a lot of energy and ambition.

    I want to lose a total of 13-20lbs and do I as soon as possible.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      While it's true that you should eat what your parents make, you can still practice portion control. Put less on your plate.

      Exercise = fantastic.

      Lastly, when you want to eat something, ask yourself why you want to eat it. If it's because it "tastes good", then that's not a good enough answer. You should eat balanced meals, lots of fruits & veggies, and again, ask yourself "why am I going to eat this?"

  32. QUESTION:
    Is a high protein diet good for more energy?
    Hi, is a diet high in protein and low in carbs good for more energy? I've joined this forum not to lose weight, but to try and find a healthy diet that will help with my constant fatigue. I have been constantly tired and my body has constantly ached and been in pain for about 5 years now (seriously). I'm 24 and I'm a size 10. My doctor has done blood tests a couple of times and has said there's nothing wrong with me. So my next option is to change my diet. If that doesn't work, then acupuncture. I'm desperate!

    My current eating habits are okay. Okay, tell a lie, my first meal of the day tends to be midday and could be pretty much anything, from a bacon sandwich to a jacket potato with salad. Then I go to work 4pm- 11pm ish, so won't eat again until about 11.30 pm. I prefer to eat healthy foods, and do generally eat healthy. Perhaps it's the timing that's all wrong??

    I get REALLY tired in the afternoon. A friend said it's because "I'm running in empty".

    So could anyone recommend a diet plan for me? Even it involves taking food to work. Would high protein- low carb be any good?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      A low carb way of eating is the best way to bring your body to it's optimal state. If you're unhealthy, it's the only way for your body to regenerate & heal.

      For optimal health, I advocate a low carb way of eating. As long as you have <9grams carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control, which will balance hormones & allow your body to function properly. You shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories, because insulin (the ONLY fat storage hormone) isn't activated.

      I personally believe in using fat as fuel instead of carbohydrates. Fat is totally benign in the absence of insulin. There aren't enough calories in vegetables & fruits to fuel the body, if you get enough calories from carbs to fuel the body, then you maintain an almost constant high insulin level with roller coaster blood glucose levels. I recommend fats from butter, coconut, olives, nuts, fish & meats, chia seeds & flax seeds.

      When you restrict higher carb, lower nutrition foods, it becomes much easier to greatly increase vegetables in your diet. Change your mindset just adapt it to low carb -
      replace bread with lettuce
      replace pasta with cabbage
      replace rice with cauliflower
      replace potatoes with brocolli

      Carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice, beans) trigger insulin (the fat storage hormone). Protein triggers the fat burning hormone glucagon.

      High carb levels trigger insulin which unbalance other hormones, promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones and allow sex hormones (testosterone in men) & 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.

      Highly nutritious foods you should consider: sprouts, spirulina, paprika, turnip greens, mustard greens, kale, garlic, brewers yeast, raw almonds, ground flax seeds & chia seeds.

      Paprika - 1 Tablespoon = 20 cal = 71% DV Vit.A - 8% DV Vit.C - 10% DV Vit.E - 14% DV Vit.B6 - 9% DV Iron & others way too many to list.

      Chia seeds sound so expensive but 1# will make 10# food - I buy in bulk from getchia.com for # with free shipping.

      Chia seeds - 3.5 oz is nearly 500 calories, half calories from fat (high in Omega3 fatty acids) 38g fiber 151%DV & 16grams of COMPLETE protein for 6grams carbs & 63% DV Calcium - 95% Phosphorus - 23% Zinc - 9% Copper - 108% Manganese & most of the same vitamin levels as flax seeds.

      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 & sweetener if you like and mix it all in. Can be eaten after an hour but will be better tomorrow. Cream a pkg. of cream cheese into a can of pumpkin and add to the faux tapioca for an even more nutritious pumpkin pie pudding.

      Ground flax seed (2-4 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, sweetener, cinnamon & 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.

      I make a "porridge" suggested by Dr.Mercola. 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.

      I also make a green shake with spirulina, chorella, wheat grass & kelp with lots of water, lemon juice & stevia & chia seed gel & sip this all day.

      Flax seed - 3.5oz - 534 cal - 65% calories from fat (high in Omega3 fatty acids) for 2gram carb - 27g fiber 109%DV - 26% DV Calcium - 64% Phosphorus - 29% Zinc - 61% Copper - 124% Manganese - 36% Selenium - 98% Magnesium - 32% Iron - 110% Thiamin - 9% B2 Riboflavin - 15% B3 Niacin - 24% Vit.B6 - 22% Folate - 10% Vit.B5.- 39% Potassium

      Raw nuts are living and full of the energy of life and should be capable of building a tree. Roasted nuts are dead & they may still provide some nutrients, but none can compare to the nutrients and enzymes from a live food.

      Unfortunately, raw does not necessarily mean living.

      For example - Commercially sold almonds are now required to be pasteurized turning a live food into a dead one. You can not sprout an almond that has been irradiated. I buy my almonds direct from growers off ebay. I get 20# for less than # including shipping.

      I have Fibromyalgia -Vitamin D3 supplementation has cleared the constant muscle pain. I did high levels for 3 weeks & was pain free. I knocked the dose down to 2000iu's a day & a week later the pain was back. After restarting high levels, the pain is managed again after 3 days.

      I personally did 35,000iu per day for 2 months trying to refill my stores. It is highly recommended that you have your vit.D levels tested but my research shows toxicity only at outrageous, long term levels.

      I originally did B12 injections daily for a couple of years & then I tried guaifenesin (Dr.St.Amand's protocol) for 10 years but discovered vit.D3 supplementation only recently & that has worked better than anything else!

      Vitamin D3 is not a vitamin at all but a necessary hormone that effects the immune system & nearly every aspect of health. Having low Vitamin D levels greatly increases risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, MS (& maybe even FMS)

      I don't think that FMS, cancer, MS, etc. is a vitamin deficiency but being deficient can create or greatly exacerbate health problems.

      The prescription vitamin D supplements are the wrong type (ergocalciferol ). As warned by the National Institute of Health -

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17023693

      Luckily you can buy vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) over the counter and the upper limits are extremely high. Current recommendations are for 35iu per pound - a 150# person needs minimum of 5250iu per day & the rda is 400iu. This amount is for minimal needs and does not account for depleted stores. March is when stores are at their lowest.

      Vitamin D3 deficiency is becoming an epidemic. U.S. RDA are much too low. It is possible that upper atmosphere pollution is blocking the needed UVB light from the sun.

      I also highly recommend a low carb way of eating to allow the body to regenerate rather than degenerate.

      http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=1560518#i
      http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/10/10/Vitamin-D-Experts-Reveal-the-Truth.aspx

      Dr. Joe Prendergast, an endocrinologist /diabetologist has managed over 1500 diabetic patients and, in the last decade, not one of his patients has had a stroke or heart attack. Only one has even been hospitalized! His secret—50,000 units of Vitamin D3 daily. Dr. Joe further reports:

      * Reversal of advanced coronary disease
      * Reversal of advanced lung disease, avoiding a lung transplant!
      * Cure of multiple sclerosis
      * Cure of amotrophic lateral sclerosis
      * Regression of rheumatoid arthritis
      * Improvement in allergies
      * Control of many cancers including prostate, breast, colon, brain tumors, leukemia, myeloma, etc
      * Reversal of osteoporosis
      * Prevention of influenza
      * Cure of depression and many other mental disorders
      * Hashimoto’s hyperthyroidism

      In summary, the evidence for safety and remarkable efficacy of Vitamin D3 suggests that virtually ALL adults should probably take 50,000 units of D3 daily. This is certainly true for those with virtually any illness.

      http://enews.endocrinemetabolic.com/2008/05/vitamin-dthe-cure-for-many-diseases.html

  33. QUESTION:
    I threw up after eating beans?
    I have a plan of eating strictly beans and nothing else because of my weight loss plan, because bean is cheap and has 0 fat, 0 cholesterol, extremely low sodium and sugar, high fiber and protein, some calcium and iron, high carb but that is needed for energy, so I plan on eating only beans all day long, drink only water and work out at the gym many hours and take a multivitamin a day.
    Today I woke up and start my day with some boiled beans, I ate and when I get full and I stop and then couple hours later I get hungry so I eat so more, but not excessive, and after that I hear my stomach making a lot of noise and I feel very sick and have the urge to throw up so I went to the bathroom and threw up, and it feels much better now, so why did it turned out this way?
    Are there any other diet plan that consists of eating certain things but won't get me sick and I can lose weight?

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    what is a good diet plan to loose weight and get toned for a day to day basis?
    im looking for something for something that will boost my metabolism, give me more energy and help gain muscle. im looking for real answers i know starving yourself is bad and i want a good diet plan where i know what to eat breakfast lunch and dinner or even snacks, i mean i am eating healthy already but i feel like its not enough ive been on kinda a low carb diet but not really i just want a good diet plan that i know i can stick to.

    (to all the people that will give stupid answers thanks? for not having a life to waste your time going online to find something to do like giving answers like stop eating twinkies or something like that cause your not only wasting my time but yours. ps. twinkies are nasty.)

    • ANSWER:
      by the way i hate twinkies to ppl always tell me tht to
      if u rlly want to lose weight go on a 2000 calorie diet and do exercise such as a mile walk or cleaning the house
      try eatin bananas n othe fruits
      drink alot of water while exercising
      srry i wasnt much help

  35. QUESTION:
    1000 Calorie Diet Plan..Should I incorporate a Protein Drink?
    I'm going on a diet plan which consists of 1000 calories per day. I will be eating Organic fruits and veggies and Organic protein from lein meats and nuts. I will be drinking 8+glasses of water per day and I will also be taking a multi vitamin and a b12 shot once per week for energy. I also have a great workout plan. Should I encorporate a Protein powdered drink for extra protein for working out? If so, should I include this in my 1000 calorie diet or outside of the 1000 calorie limit.

    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      You should never restrict your calories below 1200 a day. Your body will go into starvation mode and your metabolism will actually slow down to keep you from burning calories. I tried that diet once and gained all the weight back once I started eating normal again. Plus I was always cranky. Focus on making a life change in your eating habits.. more fiber, more fruits and veggies, whole grains, lower sugar and sodium. Sparkpeople.com has awesome resources. I lost 40 pounds last year with it. Don't try a fad diet. It's a waste of time. But by all maens, eat organic fruits veggies,etc. You won't need b12 shots if you eat meat. It's already in there.

  36. QUESTION:
    I need a sports diet/plan?
    I play soccer and since i have a job i never have any energy to do anything and im afraid when soccer gets started that i won't have enough energy to do as good as i have in the past year. So i'm looking for a diet plan. Like food that will give me energy and help me do better. I've researched some but none of it really helps. What i'm really looking for is a diet plan that i can do everyday and know what i need to eat and when to eat it. Examples would be very appreciated.

    Please & Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      better to consult your doctor

  37. QUESTION:
    what do you think of this dog diet plan?
    wanting to come up with a diet for a sighthound i havent decided which breed yet, but ive been to dog shows i am thinking ibizan or pharaoh hound...i'm very active and have plenty of time for the dog and a big fence.

    well i'm reading a book that recommends a certain amount of calories to get a particular weight and maintain it, also it factors in energy level.

    it recommends a balanced meal as Meat and vegetables the following are foods that can be used:
    ground meat
    pasta
    heart
    liver
    carrots
    cabbage
    apples
    bannas
    strawberries
    black berriers
    chicken
    fish
    boiled rice (for dogs with delicate stomachs as a side in with the main food)
    wheat cereal with non lactose milk (you can buy lactose free milk, it's the lactose that upsets the dogs)
    cooked scrambled eggs.

    booked even as an analysis of fresh meats and calories per oz so that you can maintain weight with the dog and see what you need to add or subtract from the diet to get the best results. factors in moisture content, protein & fat =D

    for instance it recommends that a 33LB dog thats dieting eat 600 calories rather than 1000 which is the normal requirement but this drop should be done gradually due to every dogs different activity level. i was thinking i could use this with my own dog to add or take away calories when he needs to gain or lose weight. it seems to be a Raw Diet but so few RAW websites ive seen have given me such great details.

    i was studying and dogs DO actually convert vegetables into ingredients necessary for bodily functions by converting the fat and protein.

    your thoughts on this diet? do not be rude or insulting i just want opinions not insults or cursing or foul language
    book title for any interested is "the complete illustrated guide to dog care & behavior" by Bruce Fogle D.V.M

    • ANSWER:
      I've seen that book. It's considered out-dated by modern raw-feeders.

      There's a crucial point I want you to understand. Dogs *can* digest some plant matter, but it doesn't meat that they should.

      True herbivores and omnivores have an enzyme in their saliva called amylase, which enables the body to start breaking down vegetation as soon as it enters our mouths. Carnivores, including wild canids and big cats, do not have this enzyme in their saliva. Dogs, as it turns out, also do not have amylase in their saliva. They can produce it from their pancreas, if necessary, but this causes unnecessary pancreatic stress, and the fiber can actually reduce the absorption of other nutrients through the intestinal walls.

      I realize that you are going to feed your future dog whatever you want, but you really should take a look at canine anatomy and physiology, as well as that of its closest wild relative, the wolf. They have no grinding molars, only carnassial teeth. They cannot move their jaws side-to-side to grind vegetation. They have a long, acidic stomach, and a short, smooth intestine. They do not ferment food in their gut, as omnivores or herbivores do.

      If you look at nutrient databases, you will see that all the nutrients dogs need can be found in muscle meat, tendons, bones, and organs. There is no logical reason to feed anything else, especially when it can cause undue stress on the system.

      So why then do dogs have the ability to stress their systems and digest some plant matter? It's a survival strategy, for times when food is scarce. Rather than starve to death, they can try to eat what's at hand, and perhaps live another week or two until they find more prey. That is the life of a wild canid; constantly searching for food, many times starving between kills. Gorge and fast. But, when food is plenty, and kills are made often, then there is no need to scavenge on measly berries or grass, and they thrive.

      Let me recommend other reading material for you. Here's a free PDF copy of Tom Lonsdale's book "Work Wonders":

      http://www.ukrmb.co.uk/images/ww.pdf

      I also recommend reading "Wolves: Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation" by David Mech.

      Here are some other great websites to read through.

      http://www.rawmeatybones.com/petowners/whatisrmb.php
      http://www.rawmeatybones.com/diet/exp-diet-guide.pdf
      http://www.rawfed.com/myths/
      http://preymodelraw.com/how-to-get-started/
      http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/rawfeeding/
      http://dogfoodchat.com/forum/raw-feeding/

      You seem like an intelligent person. Do some more research, gather the facts and your thoughts, and then make a decision on what kind of diet you will feed.

      As a side note, Ibizans are great dogs. I know several that are just lovely animals. But then again many sighthounds are. They tend to be one-man or one-family pets, and have quirky personalities. I've been around many Salukis as well, and they also have that unique sighthound personality.

      If you're looking to rescue, you might want to consider a retired racing greyhound. They make wonderful pets, and there are many needing homes. Just don't let them (or any sighthound) off-leash in public. ;)

  38. QUESTION:
    does this diet plan seem ok?
    I am 24 years old, my height is 5'7 and i weigh a little under 240lbs. I usually go from 235-238 back n forth. I have been working out for a couple of weeks,and just started my diet.For breakfast i do this, i have 13 ounce glass of milk with 2 scoops of precision engineering whey protein,and a half a bannana blended in. I Also have 2 hard boiled eggs. Then I work out, and when I am done,i have an 8 oz glass of water with one scoop of whey protein in it. In between now and dinner I will drink water,and eat fruit,veggies,or just drink water. For supper I have something like a tuna sandwhich with a lbsp of lite mayo,2 pieces of wheat bread,with lettuce, and a bottled water. If i am hungry before bed ill have a handful of nuts or an apple or some other type of fruit. I am lifting 3 days a week,and doing cardio about 3 times as well.. I counted my calories for the day last night,and it came out to under 1400.

    The question is, is this good? The funny thing is, I had so much energy troughout the day. I usually get tired, but didnt get tired till around 9 or 10 pm. I also smoked a couple bowls of marijuana and still had energy,that never happens to me. Please just let me know if what im trying to do is good. A calorie counter told me that if i want to lose weight the fastest i can n still be healthy,consume 1902 calories a day. So i am guessing on doing better than that.

    I am not going to post my eating for everyday but you get the idea. The plan will be like this everyday..Once a week or once every other week i will cheat on like sunday or something
    thanks for the resonses so far. I know my calorie intake is low,but i feel as if I have to keep it low and keep it strict. And to answer the girls question about lunch,I will just eat fruit,or a small salad for lunch,but to be honest,i find that with the protein drink in the morn wit 2 hb eggs,and a protein shake after work out,Im not to hungry for lunch.Come dinner time im hungry but i drink glass of water before meal,and keep the meal healthy,ill have fruit if im still a little hungry after supper.And before i go to bed i drink a glass of water,and eat some nuts

    • ANSWER:
      Your nutrition looks good man, just stay strict to it:) Watch out if you get the munchies, JUST EAT CLEAN FOODS!! Here are some different whey protein recipes to mix it up a little.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYNaY-jJ0RE

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUMuOyFpGh4

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYNaY-jJ0RE

  39. QUESTION:
    Trying to lose weight - Diet plan?
    I've been trying really hard for the past 3 weeks to lose weight with little success. I'm exercising at least an hour a day. I've been in the routine of doing the elliptical for 30 minutes on a performance interval program and then taking a walk (1.3 miles).

    The only real problem I can think of is my diet. I've stopped eating fast food and have been staying away from bed. Normally I'm eating a variety of fruits, turkey sandwiches (whole wheat bread with mustard only), low fat yogurt, and crackers once in a while. I know it seems pretty dull but it keeps me away from the junk food.

    I'm wondering if I need to actually eat MORE per day. I've never had a huge diet and it's been hard for me to even eat 3 meals a day. I did notice when I tried the 5 smaller meals per day I had a lot more energy but I felt like I was eating constantly.

    Is there any tips you guys can give me? All I know about is calories. Also, should I mix up my exercise more or work out in the morning? I'm really clueless but I'm also really dedicated and open to suggestions. I've been trying to do research but the answers are so mixed.

    • ANSWER:
      There are lots of ways like perfect exercise and good diet. you can do this if you have discipline. my friend and i joined a fitness program where you can maintain both. hope you like my source.

  40. QUESTION:
    Help keeping my eating plan?
    Since June, i've been following a very specific meal plan (1,200 calories a day)including an exercise program as well. Since then I lost almost thirty pounds,and had never felt better in my life,not only because of my appearance,but my energy levels were great as well. In late september I started a new job(when i began my "diet" I was unemployed) and at first I believed nothing would have to change in my eating habits,and that my progress would continue. It was later on that i realized that it wasn't that simple.By lunchtime I was so famished I reached for whatever was super sized in the closest fast food joints.Not to mention when I get home, Im so starved and so tired that the last thing on my mind it cooking a time-consuming healthy meal, even less exercise. In the 1 month i've been working i've already gained 5 pounds.Unacceptable. I will make the sacrifice to make time to exercise daily as I used to,its the eating that worries me. I suffer from crippling migraines,and if i go without eating for too long (or not eating enough) they will attack. Please help. I'll consider ANY advice,especially for people who have been through the same thing.

    • ANSWER:
      you should be eating at least six meals a day. the 1200 cal diet was way to strict. are you following a exercise regimen? 5lbs aren't a big deal. don't become a bulimic

  41. QUESTION:
    Can you help me come up with a good diet plan?
    I've been on and off a diet for the last few months trying to get my stomach flat. I'm tired of going on and off a diet. I need a good and healthy meal plan to get down to atleast 135lbs (I'm around 162 now). I'm been trying to eat under 1350 calories a day. I do okay around breakfast time, usually eating a banana and yogurt, but then around lunch is harder for me because I'm in college and on the go a lot and just grab the first thing I see because I'm so hungry. I need something that won't take too much energy, that's tasty. Got any ideas??

    I really want to get my stomach flat before the end of the year. Any ideas on excercises I could do that would work quicker??

    • ANSWER:
      Probably have more 4 breakfast, like a healthy cereal (Just Right, or another1 with fruits in it) and a glass of fruit juice. Then u will probably eat less at lunch. If u gonna go an grab sumthing cuz ur in a rush, just keep running, dnt look bak. Then when ur all settled have a salad sandwich with sum protein. Then when u get home just have a fruit or fruit drink. Then 4 dinner have like sumthing wif carbohydrates like rice, pasta, lasange, anything. Always drink pleanty of water remember. And do lots of exercise like probably after ur afternoon snack, anytime that suits u. Have u tried goin on any diet supplements of programs?i dnt no if they wrk cuz i havent tried 1. If u want u can try buying like u know supplement milkshakes and stuff to fill u, so u dnt have to eat meals. I dnt no though.

      Hop e this helps

  42. QUESTION:
    What sites can I go to for help on a diet plan?
    I need to lose weight and i started a diet but because of my work schedule the weight is not coming off like it should.
    I work night shift 3-5 nights a week so i only eat at 8am,5pm and 1am and the days I am off I eat at 8am,12pm and 5pm.My eating schedule is really off.But I have to eat in the middle of the night when i am working because i work 12 hour shifts and i use a lot of energy.
    I need to know how to work a diet that will work with my odd schedule.Or is there something I can eat at night that will not put weight on me like a snack that will keep my energy up.
    I think my eating schedule between days and nights are confusing my body

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for you to get rid of irritablitliy after going on a diet?
    I have been on a diet for the past 6 weeks. I have eaten only veggies, fruit, rice and as well I eat lean meat atleast every few days . I drink plenty of water and I walk for one hour every day.

    Here is the problem: Even though I feel lots more energy , I feel very impatient and irritable. I also have seemed to get obsessed with minor details like analyzing very small details about things. Like buying a computer, I have wasted hours on Yahoo Answers, and mainly I get so irritated so angry and impatient now. I feel like screaming at people! I get so angry! What has happened to me. I suffer road rage as well. Please help me find out what has happened to me since I started my nice diet plan 6 weeks ago!?

    • ANSWER:
      Is it possible that you used to comfort eat to suppress this type of emotion. I would try punching a pillow or a boxercise class and get a councillor or therapist to deal with where the real source of these emotions is. (It could be bullying or something similar in your past - if you have a good think you probably know what it might be!)

  44. QUESTION:
    Diet and excersise plan?
    hey im 15 years old and i want to lose about 40-50 pounds, i want to lose the weight before september, but i need a good excersise and diet plan, i have a tredmil in my basement so i can just run on that for like a half hour everyday. but i REALLY need is a good diet plan, somthing that i can make at home and eat thats healthy and gives me alot of energy,
    if someone could please just give me food that i can eat that are low in carbs etc. i really need to cut off the carbs cause all i eat is rice and noodles. i was thinking that for breakfeast i would have fruit, at school i would eat a salad, but i wouldnt know what to eat for dinner so please let me know
    Thank you! :)

    • ANSWER:
      1. Make a plan and stick to it.
      2. Running for a a few mins or an hour is good to do.
      3. Eating right is the hard part..
      4. Try eat stuff like fruit and veggies. Oranges, apples, grapes, salads, rice,noddles, mangos.
      5. You could make your self a meal with some oranges on the side then add some rice and maybe some corn or peas. Make some ideas of your on. Mix up things you never tried before.

  45. QUESTION:
    Great martial artist diet plan ?
    I am looking for some great ways to improve myself in health energy and build strength I'd really like to eat right so what is a good martial artist diet that will help maximize my body faster and better my size is around 145 I'd really like to pack on muscle more then anything I know salads might help but I don't like them much because of the gas it gives so if anyone would like to give a great plan I'd be much appreciative thanks

    • ANSWER:
      This is what Cam Gigandet's workout plan was during the movie Never Back Down.

      Cam Gigandet’s Diet to Prepare For Never Back Down:

      Cam used a high protein, lower carbohydrate diet to get extremely lean for this fighting role. No big surprise there. If you want to lose fat and get ripped, you’ll need to learn how to stop over-eating on carbs and start consuming more lean protein and healthy fat sources.

      One of the single biggest factors in helping me take my body to the next level (single digit body fat percentage) was ditching the standard carbs, like bread, cereal, bagels, pasta, etc and replacing them with a variety of vegetables. The cool thing about this tip is that it allows you to eat a large amount of food without adding on many calories. This way I don’t feel like I’m forced to eat like a Hollywood anorexic chick…and I can still achieve fast fat loss en route to a shredded body.

      You’ll want to check out my advanced fat loss nutrition tips and cheating on your diet posts to see exactly how I “eat and cheat” to get ripped like Cam Gigandet in Never Back Down.

      Cam Gigandet’s Workout For Never Back Down:

      Cam uses a bodybuilder-styled split workout routine with relatively light weights and high reps. In fact, all exercises are performed for 3 sets of 20-30 repetitions per exercise. Here is Cam’s exact strength training routine, along with the weights he reportedly used for each exercise:

      Monday – Chest

      3 – 25 push-ups

      3 – nautilus presses (45, 55, 65)

      3 – nautilus incline presses (55, 65, 70)

      3 – pec deck machine (40, 45, 50)

      Tuesday – Back

      3 – 5 pull-ups

      3 – seated rows (75, 80, 85)

      3 – lat pull downs (85, 90, 95)

      3 – t-bar rows (50, 55, 60)

      Wednesday – Shoulders

      3 – arnold presses (35, 35, 35)

      3 – dumbbell lateral raises (15, 15, 15)

      3 dumbbell front raises (10, 10, 10)

      Thursday – Biceps and Triceps

      3 – nautilus curls (20, 25, 30)

      3 – ez bar cable curls (30, 35, 40)

      3 – dumbbell hammer curls (15, 20, 25)

      3 – tricep press-downs (50, 55, 60)

      Friday – Cardio Work

      45 minute treadmill run at 65-75% of maximum heart rate

      Saturday/Sunday – Rest

  46. QUESTION:
    What diet/exercise plan is best for me?
    Here's the sad truth. I have gained 60 pounds since H.S. I weigh 191 and I'm only 27. Diabetes runs in my family but according to doctors, I'm not diabetic. However, I'm concerned b/c I'm always thirsty and stress eat. I know it's not healthy but it seems out of control. I have no energy for my son who's 2. Should I use fake sugar instead of real sugar? I need some serious help before it's too late. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Have you taken the three hour sugar test? If you have not taken that test, it needs to be taken asap. If you are always thirsty, that's one of the first symtpoms of diabetes. It could be that your lack of energy is simply from the weight gain - when you are heavier, you don't have as much energy, it could also be what you are eating, if you are eating unhealthy foods that will rob your energy as well. I have dealt with weight my whole life. Basically, when I eat a poor diet, I feel like crap, when I eat healthily, I feel great. Make sure you always eat breakfast, too, breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, it jumpstarts you.

  47. QUESTION:
    Does this diet plan sound good?
    Take a look at the diet plan below and tell me what you think.

    Rapid Weight Loss Plan

    General Information

    This diet is also a fast and is fat- burning. The key is that you will burn many more calories than you will take in. It will flush your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well- being. This diet does no lend itself to drinking any alcoholic beverages at any time b/c of the removal of fat build- up in your system. Go off the diet for at least twenty-hours before consuming any alcohol.

    Because each person's digestive system is different, this diet will not have the same effect on everyone. After three days, if you don't cheat, you will have more energy that before you began. After you have been on the diet for several days, you may find that your bowel movements have changed and you may need to eat a cup of bran or fiber. Although you can have black coffee with this plan, after the third day you may find that you don’t need the caffeine.

    The Basic Fat Burning Soup can and should be eaten anytime you feel hungry… eat as much as you want. Remember, the more of the soup you eat, the more you will lose.

    Definite no-no's on the plan are:
    • Breads
    • Alcohol
    • Carbonated drinks (including diet)
    • All fried foods
    This diet will not interfere with any prescribed medication. You can eat broiled chicken for the beef if you wish, but absolutely no skin on the chicken. If you wish you can substitute broiled fish for beef on one of the beef days. You need the high protein from beef on the other day. Continue this plan as long as you wish and feel better both mentally and physically.

    The Basic Fat Burning Soup

    6 large onions
    1 to 2 cans of tomatoes
    1 large head of cabbage
    2 green peppers
    I bunch of celery
    1 package of Lipton soup mix

    Season with salt, pepper, curry, parsley if desired, or bullion, or hot sauce.

    Cut vegetables in small to medium pieces and cover with water. Boil fast for ten minutes. Reduce to simmer and continue cooking until vegetables are tender. This soup can be eaten anytime you are hungry. Eat as much as you want, whenever you want as this soup will not add calories. The more you eat, the more you will lose. Fill a thermos in the morning if you will be away during the day. If eaten alone for an indefinite period of time, you would suffer malnutrition.
    Day 1
    All fruits except bananas. Cantaloupe and watermelon are lower in calories than most fruits. Eat only fruits with soup. For drinks, use unsweetened tea, cranberry juice or water

    Day 2
    All vegetables eat al the fresh, raw or canned vegetables until you are stuffed. Try to eat green, leafy veggies and stay away from dry beans, peas, corn. Eat them along with the soup. At dinner only on this day, reward yourself with a big baked potato and butter. Do not eat any fruits.

    Day 3
    Eat the soup, fruits and veggies you want. Do not have a baked potato.

    If you have eaten as specified for three days, and have not cheated, you will find you have lost between five to seven pounds.

    Day 4
    Bananas and skimmed milk. Eat as many as three bananas and drink as many glasses of water as you can, along with the soup. Bananas are high in calories and carbohydrates as is the milk, but on this particular day your body will need potassium, carbohydrates, proteins and calcium to lessen you craving for sweets.

    Day 5
    Beef and vegetables. You may have 10 to 20 ounces of beef plus a can of tomatoes or as many as six fresh tomatoes on this day. Try to drink six to eight glasses of water to flush the uric acid from your body. Eat the soup at least once on this day.

    Day 6
    Beef and vegetables. Eat the beef and veggies to your hearts content on this day. You can even have two or three steaks if you like, with green, leafy veggies but no baked potato. Be sure to eat the soup at least one time.

    Day 7
    Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juices and veggies. Once again, eat all you want. Be sure to have the soup at least one time.

    At the end of the seventh day, you should have lost ten to seventeen pounds if you have not cheated. If you have lost more than fifteen pounds, stay off the diet for two days before resuming the diet from one day.

    This seven- day eating plan can be used as often as you like. If correctly followed, it will cleanse your system of impurities and make you feel better than ever.

    After only seven days, you will have an abundance of energy and will feel much lighter. Continue with the plan as long as you wish as feel the difference!

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds bland. I wouldnt be able to stick to it. Good luck to you!

  48. QUESTION:
    Need a good diet meal plan please!!?
    I need to lose about 20 pounds by December..
    I've realized I was bad over weight about four months ago and started to exercise and eat right and lost about 20 pounds in about 3 months.

    Now, I'm just burnt out on eating salad with chicken breast like I used to and can't seem to get myself to eat healthier.
    I figured if I had a fixed meal plan I could stick to, I could lose more weight and reach my goal!

    I thought i'd go on special K challenge but honestly that just sounds like i'm starving myself. and I've been on danish diet before and that just did not do for me. I did lose weight very fast but I was starving myself and didn't have any energy

    Anyways, does anyone have an ideal meal plan for someone trying to lose weight?
    I do exercise regularly, at least 30 min or cardio and strength training every other day.
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      you can eat anything you want but just eat in single portion sizes and only eat when you are hungry
      NOT BORED and continue your exorcising and you will lose weight in no time trust me.:)

  49. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me a good diet plan?
    I want to have all the nutrients i need in it, and be filled up. I'm mainly just tryin to eat healthier not exactly lose wieght so i just want good healthy food...but of course losin a few pounds wouldn't hurt, lol. I need somethin that gives me plenty of energy for exercise also. Can anyone give me a good website with these foods or just some ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      I answered a question that someone ask a little while ago about loosing weight. Rather than re-rite it I am going to paste it into your question. The principles are the same. You just have to adjust your calorie intake to gain or loose weight. Either way, you have to have a caolrie counting program. I use calorieking.com For good nutrition you have to keep your calorie intake at aproximately 40% protein, 30% carbohydrates and 30% fat. If you are not in this "zone" you will be hungry all the time and never feel satisfied. Supliment your intake with multi-vitimans and other stuff. Sugar is our problem. Our body runs off of sugar. Just about every thing we eat is broken down into sugar. The problem is that there are two different kinds of sugars. I call them good sugars and bad sugars. This is what confused me for a long time. Scientist refer to them as simple sugars and complex carbohydrates. Simple sugars are the bad sugars because they have less steps to go through chemically and they enter our blood stream very fast. This elevates our blood sugar and has devistating effects. Refined sugars in candy and foods is not the only source of simple sugars. Carrots, sweet peas,beets,and many other things are high in simple sugars. A diet high in simple sugars causes our body to shift into fat storeing gear. Our body gets a big slug of fuel that it cant burn so it stores it. On the other hand complex carbohydrates go through many steps to finally wind up as sugar. This is good because instead of our body receiving a big slug of fuel that it cant burn, our body processes it slower and more evenly. Nutra-Systems has made a fortuine by understanding these simple truthes. This is what the glycemic index is all about. They can't educate everybody in the world about these simple priciple or they would be out of business. Weight watchers teaches people how to eat but they don't teach people why they are doing it. They just tell them to eat this or stay away from that. Well, I am going to paste in the rest of my answer now. Get in a program that has a calorie counting program. Learn what foods to eat and what not to eat. Develope a steady intake of the right amounts and learn to balance it in the 40-30-30 range and you can loose or gain weight any time you want to and you will be healthier and have more energy that you ever have. It works for me. -------------------------------------------------------------- The trick is do not elevate your blood sugar level. You can do that by not eating refined sugar or vegetables that are high in sugar like carrots, sweet peas and many others.When your blood sugar gets elevated your body shifts into another gear and your weight loss comes to a screaching halt. You need a callorie intake between 1500 and 2000 callories. 40% needs to be from protein, 30% from carbohydrates and 30% from fats. When you create meals like this your body shifts into a fat burning mode. Personslly, I create a lot of dishes out of bullion for flavor, oatmeal for carbohydrates and whey and soy powder for protein. You need to have access to a calorie counting program. With these programs you can create soups and dishes and plug in the data so that you can calculate the precentages of where your calories are comming from and how many. I add psyllium in every dish for natural fiber supplement. Bullion is high in sodium. You have to watch your intake. There is high sodium, low sodium and no sodium bullion. You need the insoluable fiber from something like Plyllium or you will become dehydrated and your pluming won't work for a week.
      I typically make soups with high flavor and basically use oat meal, ( I grind it to a powder in a bullet) for carbs. One half cup in 4 cups will make it slightly thick. One cup ground will make it about like gravy. I use protein powder for protein. You can add different things for extra protein, like eggs .with the yoke. The yoke is high in fat and the white is high in protein. You can also add egg white only to boost your protein.Pecans are extreamely high in fats. I grind them also.Olive oil is my favorite and I probably use it the most. You can use including regular meats as long as you know the calorie content and are controling your intake I primarily use protein powders as my source of protein. Ninty five percent of the country use protein powder only to make shakes. I maninly use it to create soups and stew like dishes. However you have to find plain unflavored ones. When I first started this all my soups tasted like vanilla. Then I realized that it was French Vanilla whey I was using. Whey has better inzimes than soy powder but I have had better luck finding no taste soy for cooking. Eat little fruit. It is high in sugar. If you eat an apple eat some protein with it like cotage cheese.This helps it not drive up your blood sugar. I know I have not given you a lot of details but space does not permit. I have just pointed you in the direction that I am going . I just got the inspiration to cook this way about 2 weeks ago and I have gone from 230 to 213., about a pound a day. I have never lost a pound intentally in my life till now. To summerize, the main things you have to accomplish inorder to loose weight is to find out and know where your 1500 callories are comming from. If you find ways to regulate it in the 40-30-30 range you will not get hungry and be tempted to grab every cookie in sight and you will not elevate your blood sugar and shift your body into fat storeing mode. If you do not learn how to keep your intake in the 40-30-range, you will be constantly hungry and no matter what you eat and how much of it , you will not be satisfied. It is up to you to find ways to do this. I typically make a 1 dish soup or stew like mixture and add things like satued green beans, cabbage, onions, celery and other "good" vegetables. I make about a 4 cup dish and eat it all day and usually have some left for my wife when she gets home from work. I pigged out eating 2 cup portions about the first 3 or 4 days and then I found that I wanted less, so I eat about 1 cup servings and I am completely satisfied. It is working for me. A jello diet will have you chewing on the carpet.

  50. QUESTION:
    how do I find a deit plan best for me?
    I am over weight and I don't eat much but I can't seem to get the weight to come off no matter what I do. I am tired all the time I have no energy. I am depressed all the time also. I need to find a deit plan to help me loose weight and build my energy to exercise. I need to find the right diet plan for my health.
    I am a truckdriver and I have very little time for a gym or a trainer. I try to eat healthy while I'm on the road. I need to find a diet that I can do even while I'm on the road in the truck for weeks at a time. I am only home for two or three days a month.

    • ANSWER:
      I would suggest a cleansing diet. I did this and lost 12 pounds and 19 inches in 9 days. I continued and lost 29 pounds in a month. I like the program since it works by giving your body nutrition through protein shakes with digestive enzymes and vitamins and then cleansing out the toxins. We get toxins in our bodies from pesticides, preservatives, water, pollution, medications, food additives etc…. These toxins enter our bodies and get stored in our fat cells. To shrink the fat, we need to get rid of the toxins through cleansing. The program also has a natural diet pill to help your metabolism and curb cravings. It works and it works fast. My skin has improved from the cleansing. You can get more info at this toll free number 1-877-587-4647. It is pricey but worth it! I think cleansing is really important to health and weight loss. Give it a try and good luck! http://diet4cleansing.com


Eating For Energy Diet Reviews

Written By: admin - Nov• 04•11

Healthy Diet Timetable

Healthy Diet Timetable

What are some low fat / calorie foods? I know tuna and chicken. What are the others?

Healthy Diet Timetable....I'm looking to reduce my body fat%. I'm looking to get in a healthy diet to go along with a gym membership just obtained. I will not set a timetable, but I want to lose sooner rather than later. Any info would be appreciated

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Thinking about the raw food diet... What else do I need to know?
    After reading about the raw food diet and looking into it more, I think I'm going to talk to my grandparents. So far, I know that you need meat, bones, and organs. I also know that they have to be given to in a certain amount of each. I also know that asking a vet wouldn't matter, since they don't study nutrition much in college.

    I have two dogs. A 70lbs wolf mix, and a less than 5lbs chihuahua, and I plan on feeding them both the raw food diet. I already know that they eat raw food anyways, because I've seen them eating a rabbit, a rat, and a bird that my wolf mix killed. I feed them both Blue Buffalo right now, and I know that that is a good dog food, but I think a more natural diet would be better. I've read reviews, and seen that people have seen improvement in their dog's energy and overall health. I just want to know every piece of information I possibly can, so I can present my grandparents with the facts.

    Also, Blue Buffalo is about for a large bag. The bags last about, eh, a month and a half, give or take. How much would the raw diet cost us monthly? Basically, the dog food is, like, 0 a month.
    I just read that online book, and now I am definitely getting my grandparents to get it. I cannot believe how in danger my dogs are. I didn't even know they could live well into their 20's! No doubt in my mind: I'm switching to raw food for our dogs.

    • ANSWER:
      One of my vets has specialized her area of expertise now into feeding a RAW diet. Her web site is listed below and you can email her or phone her for any further advise needed.

  2. QUESTION:
    Has anybody used the diet pill Fenphedra? With what result?
    I know that nothing replaces healthy eating and exercise. I had my first baby four months ago and I gained a lot of weight. I'm trying to get back into regular exercise, but I find I have no energy. I'm looking for something to boost my energy so I can get back into working out and help burn some extra fat.

    I've read plenty of positive reviews about Fenphedra combined with diet and exercise, so I ordered it. But now I'm finding a lot of negative reviews.

    I'd like to find out if you or anybody you know has used Fenphedra and if it worked well for you.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      im gonna have to quote you on the first sentence you typed. No offense but anyone with half a brain can see that a pill is just a marketing scam like everything else on tv. I f you find that you have no energy then youre just gonna have to have discipline. Believe it or not exercise actually seems to increase your energy once you go through a few sets and over time increases stamina if you dont have a smoking habit. Be like Nike....just do it

  3. QUESTION:
    Please Help me with my pup?! He's not eating!!?
    My 5 month maltese went from eating a lot and everything you gave him to barely eating anything. I think it might be because ive been switching his foods but that's only because every time i buy one I hear terrible things about it and then i want to take him off it. I want the best food for him. I was first feeding him Purina Puppy Chow and he absolutely couldn't get enough of it. Then I learned that is probably the worst food out there. So someone at Petsmart recommended Bil Jac. He ate it often. he didnt eat as much but he didnt mind the change. Again i read bad reviews on it so i switched again, now to Science Diet. At that point he was eating a lot less but still eating a bit and only ate it if i mixed it with water. I heard it wasn't the best food so i finally got Natural Balance which he is not eating at all now. I try mixing it with canned food to make it more appealing and he'll eat just about two bites and thats it. Before he'd eat every kibble in the bowl without me trying to do anything to make it better. I don't know if i should keep searching for the best food for him and one that'll he'll love a lot, maybe Wellness or Innova next but i dont want him to get sick. He is still a ball of energy and still happy. Doesn't show any abnormal signs and no side affects from changing the foods. The only thing that has changed is that he is eating a great deal less which worries me because he's still a puppy and should be eating more so he can get all the nutrients he needs. I just miss my little fur ball that loved eating.

    • ANSWER:
      Natural Balance is good, if you want to switch again, switch again. But research everything first and make sure it's what you want for him.

      If you're going to stick with NB, just leave the food down. He'll eat it. He won't starve himself. Don't worry about it, he'll eat when he's hungry enough and get used to the food.
      The reason he's not eating it is because cheap brands contain addicting fillers, some contain sugar, but I'm not sure about the brands you named above. So just stick with it. Don't give in and feed him the cheaper brands and don't feed him scraps, etc, just stick with the food for now so he gets used to it.

  4. QUESTION:
    What kind of dog food should I feed my 3 1/2 month old mini schnoodle?
    He is currently eating Royal Canin Puppy 33. I want to give him the best diet I can afford. I bought a bag of Wellness for puppies, but after googling, I saw some really bad reviews. What do you think?
    As of right now he is having very normal poops and a good energy level.

    • ANSWER:
      not sure where you found bad reviews on wellness, but actually, i highly recomened that brand

      its natural with no corn, by product or fillers

      5 star rated

      my dogs been using it for over a year and they look great

      but yes, not every dog is the same and differrent dogs react differntly to dog food

      and royal canine isnt that great because of high amount of corn it contain, its bad for dogs

      but, if u still dont want to try wellness, another good one is Blue buffalo

      good luck!

  5. QUESTION:
    effectiveness of these weight loss / energy pills?
    looking for people who have either taken these or are within the medical field.

    i'm currently on synthroid and my thyroid levels have evened out with little improvement on my symptoms. i went to gnc yesterday to get hair/skin/nails vitamins (the synthroid was claimed to be damaging to the aforementioned and i've definitely recognized a real decline in all three) and decided to ask about force factor. i heard while it's advertised as a muscle builder, it doesn't actually build muscle but rather burns fat. their workers claimed they never heard of it to do such and brought me this: http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3959234#pr-header-3959234 'oxyelite pro'. they mentioned other coworkers had extreme weight loss and energy results with it personally and from people who'd tried the free samples (which they didn't have anymore). the person helping me mentioned that she took these: http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4190908#pr-header-4190908 "woman's ultra mega active" and said the weight loss and energy weren't as intense, but still occurred and it was a healthier mix. the only person who really posted that they had weight loss on these claimed they're (according to reviews) taking these, another diet pill, and going to the gym 5x weekly so i wonder what these would do without that. although i do go to a gym at least weekly and don't eat all too horribly but am not currently on a strict diet. i went with the latter for now and took all 7 pills in the pack this morning (which is a really annoying process as opposed to just one a day in the "oxyelite". while my stomach recently (past 6 months, since being on synthroid) has become weaker and acid reflux symptoms aren't uncommon for myself, i haven't encountered any of the stomach issues other's mentioned in the reviews yet, but i don't have any fantastic amount of energy, either. neither of the two claim there's adverse affects with thyroid conditions nor did my endocrinologist mention i couldn't take something prior when i asked during my last appointment. i'm wondering if anyone's taken either of the two or has advise on the situation. i am looking for energy and weight loss. i'm also prone to anxiety problems but surprisingly have never experienced any from caffeine or diet pills before. uninterested in obvious answers such as diet and exercise, i'm aware of the concept. more so medical or personal advice on first hand results or what might work best for me personally with the listed information. i plan on continuing these for at least a week or two before making a decision as gnc claimed even if the product was depleted completely, it's still refundable if it doesn't work.

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    How do psychiatrists/mental health professionals diagnose eating disorders?
    I'm sixteen years old and I've been diagnosed as having an eating disorder, which my psychiatrist is calling anorexia. She talks to my parents about my 'anorexia' in reviews, and the therapy is based around fighting anorexia. However, what I don't understand about being 'anorexic', is the fact that I'm not underweight, I have lost quite a bit of weight though. My BMI has gone from 20.8 to 19.1 in a matter of months. My eating disorder has always been underlying, I became a vegetarian at the age of 12 to try and 'eat less junk' because I hated my weight. My BMI has never been above 21, but I've always thought of myself as fat. I first started purging over a year ago, but it was only occasionally after overeating. In the past 8 months or so I starting purging more and more frequently, until now I'm purging pretty much every day.
    I became vegan at New Year so my diet is restricted further. I also have my own conscious list of 'safe' and 'unsafe' foods, basically anything processed I refuse to eat, I don't eat bread, potatoes or anything like that without purging afterwards. I count calories religiously unless I have the intention of vomiting afterwards. My intake varies from about 400 - 800 calories a day, but it's hard to accurately know because I often purge. I just feel the need to vomit after eating, no matter what the amount it, I get a tight throat and I feel very anxious until I vomit, I hate it. I can't really control it either anymore. I hate eating in front of people, and whenever I do I get anxious and end up needing to purge. Whenever I do eat it's when I'm alone, I will take food to my room and eat alone and I hate people seeing me eat.
    Physically I'm deteriorating quickly, I'm ill all the time, constantly lethargic, pale and I get headaches constantly. I feel sick all the time and I have no energy to basically have a life.
    I'm obsessed with cooking and food and recipes and I love watching cookery programmes and cooking things, but I won't eat any of it myself. I think about food literally all the time and most of the time I have to remove myself from social situations for fear of temptation.
    It sounds very petty, but I feel like a failure for being a diagnosed 'anorexic'. I'm not underweight, I'm not thin, and whenever people find out about it I know they're laughing at me because I'm not thin enough to have this illness.
    Anyway my question is, how are these eating disorders diagnosed? I've been told I have 'bulimic tendencies', but I'm not underweight which is what tends to help diagnosis for anorexia, surely I'm bulimic if I'm this weight and doing what I am to myself?
    I'm just confused, help?

    • ANSWER:
      You certainly are doing dangerous things to your body and your mental and emotional state. Each time you purge you are losing the vitamins and nutrients that your body needs to support your life. The same with Anorexia you aren't getting the vitamins and nutrients to support your life. These are both deadly Disorders. Your doctor has a history of what you eat and how often and he knows that you purge and that at times you are much to careful about what you eat. It is easy for a doctor or psychiatrist to diagnose. You need to keep up very stongly with your treatment and follow all directions.

  7. QUESTION:
    Is Extreme Cut Energy a good weight-loss product (with no rebound)?
    Hi,

    Is this product - http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http://farmais.net/extreme-cut-man-energy-p-1295.html&currency=EUR&langpair=pt&hl=en - a good weight loss product?

    To put into context, I'm a 27 y.o. with average weight and a average/good muscle build. I work out 2-5 times a week - 4 days weights and about 20-60 minutes cardio. I've been sloppy for the past month and got a little flabby. I need to lose weight but I have two concerns:

    - Using a weight loss product that might work, but the rebound makes you gain weight and lose muscle.
    - Becoming dependent and not being able to build further after using the product.

    The above product sounds good, but I need some reviews to let me know if it works well and if it has no rebound (for example, Xdra Cut was VERY good, you'd see results very fast, but the rebound made you really gain weight...).

    I have a normal diet - I don't eat fast food (very VERY rarelly) but I eat about 20 grams of chocolate every day. I don't eat too much fat but I eat some - I believe in balanced diets.

    What do you think?

    Thanks for the help!

    • ANSWER:
      No.

      1- Diet
      2- Exercise

      Period.

  8. QUESTION:
    Are antidepressants affected by diet pills? (A doctor's advice would be greatly appreciated!)?
    My psychiatrist has me on Depakote, Seroquel, and Lithium. They have worked better on me and my mood swings than any other combination of pills so far - and believe me, I have tried a lot!

    However, ever since I started taking Depakote, I've been gaining weight like crazy. I'm always hungry.

    It didn't upset me much at first (I've never been obsessed with having a perfect body), but now I'm getting close to becoming obese, and I don't want my health to be in jeapordy.

    I am 21 years old (old enough to be on a diet pill), but I'm not sure how safe it would be for me to take while I'm on other pills. I'm a little afraid of asking my doctor, because I don't want him to forbid me from taking them.

    I DO eat healthy; I just eat too much and I feel too lethargic for exercise a lot of the time.

    I was thinking of trying TrimSpa - I've read some great reviews and it supposedly gives you more energy. If anyone has some serious advice on this matter, please let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      I am a nurse, not adoctor, but, I can say to you that diet pills usualy make a person open their bowels more often and urinate more often. This affects ANY drug you may be taking, including Lithium. It will make you wee and poo the drug out of your body faster than usual and therefore your therapeutic levels of that drug will drop..have less affect.
      Best advice is to speak to the pharmacist or your doctor and you may just have to be monitored more closely if you go down the path of taking the diet oills. Otherwise, a good thing to do is limit your food, exercise as you say you do and you will go great!

  9. QUESTION:
    What is the best cleanse and "diet" program?
    I have been reading reviews online and talking to people that work at my gym and at GNC, but I was wondering if I could get some feedback from people who have tried cleanses and weight management/energy powders to see what did and didn't work for them. People that work at the gym or GNC seem to only push certain products for whatever reason.... I know everyone is different and therefore has different bodies, commitment levels, eating habits, etc. but I am looking to do a cleanse and find a good protein mix for after workouts as well as maybe more. I do not like the energy pills or things of those sort, they give me an instant killer headache. If anyone has any adive, suggestion, experience, etc with this stuff I would love to hear it. Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Skye's solution as well as 'quick cleanses' and 'diets' are the wrong way to think about weight loss.

      This silver bullet mentality works well for companies selling products, but in the end its not sutainable and doesn't make you lose weight long-term. Return to basics.

      -eat whole foods (organic fruits/veggies/nuts/seeds/free-range meats)
      -exercise (resistance training is better than aerobics/jogging)
      -drink clean water
      -avoid chemicals like MSG, aspartame, fluoride
      -stay positive, visualize yourself being the weight you want

  10. QUESTION:
    Diet for people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or M.E?
    I had been feeling unwell on and off from the age of 15. The doctor said it was due to IBS being a young mom and being overweight. I only started to put weight on at the age of 16 when I started to feel extreme fatigue, lack of enthusiasm and motivation. I also found that I started to comfort eat to help boost my low moods. Before this age I was very slim and very active. I tried very hard to loose weight and managed to succeed and I kept on fighting the feelings of ill health I had.

    During my third pregnancy I became extremely unwell and piled on the weight I was 17 and half stone by the end of my pregnancy, although exhausted after I had given birth I got right back onto dieting and managed to get down to 12 stone, but the fatigue and muscle pans, headaches etc were so intense I was just miserable. The doctors still had no help to offer me.

    Two years ago at the age of 25 I went into casualty with a severe build up of pain in my right foot, within an hour of being in the hospital I had lost nearly all the use of the right side of my body and was suffering from an intense burning pressure throughout my arm and leg. The doctors felt had , had a minor stroke and they felt I had Multiple Sclerosis after reviewing my medical past. After an MRI though they found no sign of MS, so they diagnosed me with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I was so frustrated because I myself did not recognise it as being a genuine illness and was embarrassed to think this was the cause of my problems but two years on I know how real this problem is and as much as I try to push through and prove I dont have this illness my body just wont let me, there has been improvements but I still struggle greatly. One of my main issues is my weight I am now 13 and a half stone and although my husband loves me the way I am I really do want to loose weight.

    I find that I still comfort eat and du to sever dips in my energy levels which cause my to have dizzy spells and body weakness I tend to grab food that will try and improve the way I am feeling. I also try to exercise but I am still a mom of three young children and find that my body just struggles to cope with exercise and the other daily chores I need to do. I need to find a diet which is suitable for someone with my health problem and I have tried many which just dont. I know that some with CFS/ME have been advised to cut out a lot of things from their diet or to take exta vitamins etc.

    I just need to be pointed in the right direction, I need to get slimmer and I my diet wil have to be the main thing that helps that weigthloss due to my lack of energy, any sugguestions welcomed.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi
      I have suffered from ME on and off for nearly 10 years. To recover from the first 4 year bout and subsequent relapses I found that diet and rest are key. It's really important to listen to your body and rest if you need to, not easy with 3 kids but do you have anyone that can help you out?

      The 1st time I was ill followed a really strict diet, but ended up slimme, looking & feeling great. I avoided wheat, dairy, alcohol, sugar and yeast - but ate lots of vegetables, fish, eggs, chicken, rice, oats etc. Wheat etc can be difficult for our bodies to digest, if you're already tired you need to make life easier for your body to get the nutrients it needs. I listened to my body and if I felt okay I would go a short walk, gradually increasing the distance as I felt better. On bad days I would do nothing at all.

      Since I have had relapses I have been to see a nutritionist, who has advocate similar to the above and in addition has given me various supplements (apparently the vitamins that you can buy in Boots etc aren't really sufficient to make an impact if you're below average health and I have noticed a difference since I've switched, so perhaps not just sales patter :-) )
      So I now do the following
      Take pro biotic, multivit and fish oil every morning with breakfast
      have protein at every meal
      eat lots of veg
      eat wholegrain foods
      avoid sugar, yeast and dairy
      avoid or at least be sensible with alcohol, and if do indulge steer clear of beers/ lagers/ sugary drinks

      Good luck!

  11. QUESTION:
    Can someone review my essay, my professor says it does not flow.?
    Healthy eating and exercise are essential to the health and well-being of most people. A healthy diet along with exercise can help you live longer, feel better about better food choices; provide you with more energy, help you stay at a healthy weight, and help you fight stress.
    Do you want to live longer and be healthier? Then make that first step and maximize the benefits from being active and eating healthier. It is important to make sure and eat fruits and vegetables daily, at least 5 servings. The best way to be healthier is to incorporate into your daily routine eating fresh fruits and vegetables such as: apples, bananas, strawberries, pineapple, blueberries, grapes, carrots, potatoes, peas, and broccoli. This list can go on and on and you will find there are plenty of fruit and vegetables that you will enjoy. “Vegetables and fruits are clearly an important part of a good diet. Almost everyone can benefit from eating more of them, but variety is as important as quantity. No single fruit or vegetable provides all of the nutrients you need to be healthy. The key lies in the variety of different vegetables and fruits that you eat” (Willet, 2007, Harvard School of Public Health). Doctors and nutritionists highly promote fruits and vegetables because they offer many benefits to being healthy. They are excellent sources of essential nutrients, such as vitamins and anti-oxidants. People who eat diets rich in fruits and vegetables have a decreased risk of several chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.
    As the saying goes, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” A healthy eating plan will protect against many health problems and improve the way our body functions. Annabel Bentley, BUPA assistant medical director, has this advice: "As one of the leading independent health and care providers in the country, BUPA is pleased to support this campaign. A balanced diet is one of the best ways to maintain good health and help prevent the onset of some serious diseases. Eating well need not be expensive or complicated and this new campaign is geared to leading people towards the right things to eat." Eating healthy can help in living a longer and healthier life. It can also strengthen your immune system, which can help in fewer sicknesses. The benefits from eating healthy go on and on and will improve your lifestyle dramatically. Proper eating can even help some have healthy lush looking hair, skin and nails and everyone wants to have beautiful skin, hair and nails. Eating healthy can help in feeling better within oneself. A healthy diet along with exercise will provide the body with more energy and make you feel better about yourself and can help fight stress and depression.
    Eating unhealthy can cause many health problems. Besides obesity and diabetes, there is high blood pressure, heart problems, breathing difficulty, anemia, and joint problems all due to extra weight. Healthy eating can help protect people from cancer, heart attacks, diabetes and problems with blood pressure. Blood pressure is the force that pushes the blood from the heart through the arteries in the body. High blood pressure becomes dangerous because is makes the heart work too hard. Even when the pressure is only slightly raised for a long period of time it can damage arteries and cause organ damage. I personally have high blood pressure and the doctors are constantly advising me to eat better, exercise and lose weight and when I apply their council my blood pressure does improve dramatically.” High blood pressure is a primary risk factor for heart disease and stroke. As such, it is a condition that is important to control. Diet can be a very effective tool for lowering blood pressure. One of the most convincing associations between diet and blood pressure was found in the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) study. This trial examined the effect on blood pressure of a diet that was rich in fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products and that restricted the amount of saturated and total fat. The researchers found that people with high blood pressure who followed this diet reduced their systolic blood pressure (the upper number of a blood pressure reading) by about 11 mm Hg and their diastolic blood pressure (the lower number) by almost 6 mm Hg—as much as medications can achieve” (Appel, Moore, Obarzanek,1997, clinical trial).
    By making sure to eat a balanced diet then the occasional fatty food or takeaway will not hurt, but it will become a problem if you eat fatty foods everyday. It can be easy to fall into the trap of eating takeaway food every night because most people have busy hectic lives and find that they do not have the time or energy to cook something healthy. “Junk food has become a pillar in modern society. It offers a quick fill, fast service, or you can bring it home to watch a movie with. From chips, pop, ice cream it goes on and on. There is no nutritional value in any of it. Even the canned produce should be considered junk food. Preservatives are jamming the tops of these containers of fruits in order for them to remain edible for months and months” (Healthy Eating, 2008, Health benefits of food).
    While it would be nice to take a pill and wake up 15 lbs lighter, the truth is that weight loss takes time and effort as well as a commitment to eating healthy everyday. The best way to begin to reduce the amount of weight people put on would be to reduce any un-necessary fat intake. Fat intake can be difficult to manage because fat makes food taste so much better. It is so tempting to grab a donut or candy bar when craving a snack, but it can be just as easy to grab an apple or a bag of carrots and your body and your health will reap better benefits from it. “Most people who work at eating better know that the salad bar can be a terrific way to eat out, eat great food and have a healthy meal. There are a few items that can tip the scales as far as fat and calories are concerned, especially if you are trying to watch your weight. A major offender is salad dressings.” Doctor Gourmet, (2008). Weight is such a sensitive subject for many people, young and old , which is why it+ does need to be addressed, because people today especially children are becoming obese at alarming rates. Many people think that it is just too difficult to eat healthy, or they do not know what to eat. "What you should eat is actually pretty simple. But you would not know that from news reports on diet studies, whose sole purpose seems to be to confuse people on a daily basis. When it comes down to it, though—when all the evidence is looked at together—the best advice on what to eat is relatively straightforward: Eat a plant-based diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains; choose healthy fats, like olive and canola oil; and red meat and unhealthy fats, like saturated and trans fats, sparingly. Most important of all is keeping calories in check, so you can avoid weight gain, which makes exercise a key partner to a healthy diet” (Willet, 2007, Harvard School of Public Health) As for keeping the weight off, avoid the elevator and take the stairs. If you take the stairs regularly, you will burn more calories. As you do it more often, you will learn that you have more energy.
    In order to be healthy, we need to learn what it means to eat healthy and to live healthy. The first step is making sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis and avoid unnecessary fats in our diet. The best way to avoid fats is by not eating fast food or junk food on a regular basis. Exercise needs to be a top priority in our lives to keep stress away and to feel energized, even if it is as simple as a walk in the park. When it comes to diet and exercise, you have to ask yourself a very important question. How much do you care about yourself? It is up to all of us to make a commitment to set aside a little time each day for exercise. As far as eating healthy is concerned, just focus on each individual day. Do not go to the extreme, because this is setting you up for failure. Just make small changes throughout the day. At night, simply walk away from that huge slice of chocolate cake. It is all up to you to live a healthy lifestyle.
    Discipline, control and focus can be hard to maintain when it comes to eating healthy and exercising regularly. It can be hard, especially in the beginning, but it is essential that you be consistent. By being consistent it will get easier and easier to make necessary lifestyle changes. By making these positive lifestyle changes in your life it will go a long way in living a long healthy life for years to come.

    • ANSWER:
      For me personally, it's the fourth paragraph. You began with the side effects of eating unhealthy, but then you lost it and went back to healthy eating. Maintain the same main subject in each paragraph, don't jump around. This can confuse the reader, or like the teacher said, create a loss of flow. Also, in your second paragraph, try this sentence instead of the one you have: "This list is only a portion of a large variety, consisting of plenty of fruits and vegetables you may enjoy."
      Another thing, try to use positive yet non-forcing words. The reader may feel as if your pushing them, rather than informing or encourging them. For example, instead of saying "you will" try "you may". Hope this helps!

  12. QUESTION:
    I need to lose weight!!!!!?
    I'm 19, 5'7", 190 lbs. I work basically everyday but as a cashier you don't get much movement. I need a diet plan that is cheap and fast. Since I basically get up everyday and have to go immediately to work I don't have time to join a gym or buy special meals. Most of the time I only eat 1 meal a day, besides the little exercise I get at work I'm way to tired when I get home to do any real exercise. I really want to lose 60 lbs. in as little time possible (which means like 3-4 months). I've been looking into diet pills and I really want to try nuphedragen. I've read all there reviews and because it boosts your metabolism and supresses hunger I really think it can work. So far the diet pills plus eating small meals during the breaks I have at work and I already drink lots of water i think the only problem I have is how to get the exercise I want. I live in a very very small town so the only gym is like 30 miles away in the opposite direction of work, the roads I live on never get plowed so I can't run threw all of the snow. And I have no exercising machines at all, also I had to go threw all that stupid crunches and push ups in 7th grade gym class and theres no way I would have the energy to do something that boring for 45 mins a day. If you know a way for me to lose 60 lbs. please help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      RIGHT! The first thing. STOP THE DIET PILLS! These are just commercial rubbish, why do they invent them? To make money, if you read the small print you'd soon see what else you need to do to get them top actually work. AND even if they did work, they wouldn't be good for your body in the long run!

      I know you've heard it all before, but exercise and eating less/more healthy are what you actually need to do and are the best methods.

      Here though are some small things to help you since you really can't be bothered that much to work hard to lose the weight.

      EAT SLOWER! - This makes your body think you are eating more and fills the stomach. Like mummy once said... Chew your food properly.

      DRINK WATER! - Having a full glass of water by the side of your desk also fills you up if you constantly are refilling it. Not only does this mean you are cleansing your body reguarly, but makes you more full.

      WORTH THE CALORIES? - When eating a food, makes sure it is worth the fat content in there. For example don't be eating own brand pizzas. These still have the same ammount of fat in as a order in one, but really don't feel like you have had a treat.

      And finally if you are actually determined
      A WALKING MACHINE - Get one of these for when you watch your television etc, this means you are burning calories/fat when just chilling.

  13. QUESTION:
    Getting dizzy during the morning?
    Hey all- I recently started (okay, two weeks ago) a lifestyle change. Basically I just started eating healthier- I replaced chocolate with fruit, pop with water, fries/potatoes with tomato and cucumber heavy salads. Instead of pizza or take-out I've been having home cooked chicken/fish, so on and so forth. I've been careful about keeping track of what I eat, making sure I get enough calories, protein, etc - I want to get fit, not starve myself or pass out. I usually eat three good meals a day, and a snack before working out.

    In terms of working out- I'm up to 30 minutes a day or so of lifting weights/using our machines, plus the extra physical activity I've been doing at work, walking, and other things like playing sports, biking, or whatever tickles my fancy.

    Now before I started all this, I was always at the computer (AKA not moving) except for the 3-4 days of work per week where I just stood around waiting on customers. In already two weeks I feel a difference- I was a fine worker before- but even my boss commented on my performance, energy and increased laughter among other things lately.

    Now my problem: It seems that when I wake up in the mornings I find it almost impossible to get up. I'm SO tired, and SO sluggish, and sometimes I feel a bit dizzy (that's my main concern). I'm getting about 7.5-8 hours of sleep every night, but I literally have to roll myself out. Every part of my body hurts UNTIL I exercise. I'm unable to muster the energy or feel stable enough to exercise for at least 2-3 hours- by then I still feel like crap (just not as much).

    As soon as I work out I feel fantastic, I feel awake, and I go the rest of the day with no problems whatsoever. I normally would leave it as that, but my mornings are driving me insane. If I was getting dizzy during exercise, or before eating I would either exert myself less, or review my diet. I'm not quite sure what to do (or what not to do)- it almost seems like being sedentary is making me dizzy??? Doesn't sound right. This has been going on for about 5 days consistently (as in the time before working out has not been increasing or decreasing, and I haven't started to have any fits of fatigue, big or small, at any other time).

    I've never had hospital-worthy health problems, no tendencies to get sick, no known allergies. I have no idea what could be up! The dizziness is the most alarming, I feel.

    Anyway, thanks for any help or advice you guys can offer!

    • ANSWER:
      first of all congrats on living a healthier lifestyle;)
      just go to the doctor i guess.

  14. QUESTION:
    How to plan the perfect nutrition for an energetic lifestyle?
    I am currently in high school. I am a very active student. I am involved in many extracurricular activities such as varsity basketball, MUN, volunteer work, clubs, etc.

    The problem is, i find myself burning out towards the end of school. I start to doze off, and cant concentrate. I even have problems concentrating in the morning because i don't seem to be fully awake.

    When i review my diet, it looks awful. I have a very small breakfast, a small lunch, and a moderate dinner.

    My question is, what foods would you recommend me eating for breakfast to provide myself with long lasting energy to last me through a whole day.

    I heard eating a lot of protein for breakfast helps a lot. Oh and I exercise and workout everyday, so additional info on a good after workout meal would be nice.

    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Eat a lot of carbohydrates. They'll give you energy to have throughout the day. So eat stuff like oatmeal, fruits, green veggies, etc...

  15. QUESTION:
    1)Energy used in cellular respiration can originate from?
    2) Helium is not a reactive molecule because:

    3) Carbohydrates:
    A)act as a relatively quickly available source of fuel.
    B)serve as carbon skeletons that can be rearranged to form other molecules that are essential for biological structures and functions like nucleic acids.
    C)in the form of oligosaccharides are often covalently bonded to proteins and lipids on the outer cell surface, where they serve as cell recognition signals.
    D)are a good source of sustained energy when they come in the form of polysaccharides.
    E)All of the above.

    4) Which of the following statements about cellulose is FALSE?
    A)The cellulose we eat passes right through our digestive system unused.
    B)Cellulose has a slightly different three-dimensional structure from starch.
    C)Although it is not digestible, cellulose is still important to humans' diets.
    D)Cellulose and starch are made from similar molecules.
    E)All of the above statements about cellulose are TRUE.

    5) Saturated fatty acids have _________________ than unsaturated fatty acids, which is why they exist as a ____________ at room temperature.
    A)more carbon atoms; solid
    B)fewer double bonds; solid
    C)more double bonds; liquid
    D)fewer hydrogen atoms; solid
    E)more glycerol molecules; liquid

    *If anyone can help me with any of these 5 questions that would be great! I am doing an exam review and I cant seem to find the answers. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      1b
      2d
      3e
      4c
      5b

  16. QUESTION:
    Please review my short notes for Human Nutrition class and tell me if I'm on the right track for my exam?
    1.) List and define the four characteristics of a healthy diet?
    Adequate, Provides enough energy, nutrients and fiber to maintain a persons health.

    Moderation, Eating the right amount of foods. Idea is to maintain a proper weight. Utilize our body's metabolism.

    Variety, Eat a lot of different foods ensures that we intake necessary vitamins and minerals.

    Balance, Proper balance of nutrients.

    2.) Know the parts of the food label? 5 components of a food label.

    1. Statement of idenity.

    2. Name and address of the manufacture.

    3. Ingreidients list.

    4. Net Contents.

    5. Nutrial facts panel;
    a. Servings size and servings per container.
    b. calories from fat/serving.
    d. nutrients
    e. percent daily valiues % DV

    < 5%= less nutritious

    <20%=more nutritious

    3.) What agency governs the food label? It's the FDA, they also govern the food pyramid.

    4.) Define Nutrition, Any chemicals found in foods that are important to human growth and function. Define Wellness, Wellness is the standard view of health. Physical, emotional and spiritual.

    5. Basic structure of essential nutrients; 6k cal carbs, (highest) fats 9 k cal, proteins 4 k cal.

    6. What are the Micronutrients ? Vitamins which are organic. Minerals, which are inorganic.

    7. Know the food guide pyramid. Know the top tip ( Red meat and butter. Also simple carbs), servings for fruits and vegetables 2-3 servings each day. What part are legumes in? The nuts which are fourth to the top.

    8. Know definitions of the following; Why are food range different in adults? Because we are all different size adults. Children's servings are more concrete.

    Appetite, Psycho-social desire for a specific food.

    Hunger, Physiological sensation that drives us to find food and eat.

    Satiation, feeling full, proteins is the fastest way to reach satiation. Also fats and carbs.

    9. 3 process of digestion, digestion, absorption, elimination. In that order.

    10. Pathways of digestion; mouth, stomach, intestines, large and small intestines, anus.

    11. Know the function of each organ. Small intestine, absorption. Stomach, chemical digestion.

    3 excessary organs;

    Gall bladder emulsifiesys fat by releasing bile.

    Liver, chemical factor.

    Pancreas, release digestive enzyme and insulin.

    Levels organization; cell tissue, organ system, individual.

    Ok I have listed a very basic study guide. Now I have a 50 multiple choice and 25 matching exam tomorrow. And I have other notes to review. Do you have any hints, and do you think I will do ok?

    • ANSWER:
      you may want to look up the specific food types digested in different areas - like carbs in the mouth and everything else in the small intestine
      I don't know what food pyramid you're using, that description seems off...

  17. QUESTION:
    phentermine d..clinicallix..and lipofuze..anyone tried?
    Ok these 3 pills keep showing up and im reading reviews and I'll see a lot of good reviews and then I'll also see negative reviews so I dont know. For one I dont have a big appetite in the first place so if its only gonna reduce my appetite that doesnt help but I will be back on my 1200cal when I start taking this (haha its the holidays im waiting til after the holiday to start up eating right again its just asking for failure to start the day b4 christmas with all the good food out there but anyways yea) I will also be working out but it would help if it gave me the energy to workout and also had some fat burning things to speed metabolism and curve cravings (cuz I crave carbs and sweets like crazy but what can I say im a 16yr old female). I know diet pills are useless if u sit on ur butt all day and expect them to work I want them to accompany my diet and excercise and hopefully help me to stay on track. More along the lines of clinicallix cuz I heard phentermine d only works for a few weeks and is highly addictive. As for lipfuze havn't looked into reviews but on so many sites its in the tops.So anyone tried phentermine d, clinicallix or lipofuze? I DONT WANT ANY SPAMBOTS things telling me about acai or a colon cleanse I want a real testimonial from real people. Thx

    • ANSWER:
      thanks for the perfect question , because im 25 and my cravings are through the roof , im still a bit over my weight loss goal , im currentely workin out about 45 mins a day with the totalgym (very easy to use and fun) and i also use a elipital, machine i have tryed clinicallix and if you use this pill and eat with self control it will work wonders, sat i was 217 lbs today im 205 im still takin my clinicallix faithfully and gettin some great results , the hardest part is takin the 5 pills twice aday once your used to that you should be fine good luck im not stoppin for xmas to indulge my happiness is more important

  18. QUESTION:
    Anorexia? My story? A question? part 2?
    Who would like to read and review my anorexia story? I worked hard on it?

    Here it is! Please don't steal it. Rate from 1-5. Its not finished!

    Anorexia Anonymous

    My Friend, Amandera is my best friend in the whole world. She has a secret. A secret so dark, so deep that it could have her in the hospital on life support or even death. This documented story is so deep that it will make you think twice about Anorexia.

    Chapter 1

    Its morning and i should be expecting a call from Amandera soon. Me and her are best friends, I so jealous of her sometimes, She is beautiful and healthy and she is at the top of gym class. (Ring Ring)There is there is the phone... As i reached for the phone and answered it, it was Amandera. As we talked to each other on the phone we planned on what to wear today. Amandera sounded happy always. She is a morning person she is always up to get ready but i a am not i am sleepy. I walk into the kitchen and have a huge hearty breakfast. Then off to the bus stop. I met Amandera at the bus stop and then all the other kids started to arrive. We got on the bus and sat together, We share a seat. We finished each others Algebra homework because we were up till 1 am talking on the phone. Amandera and i are both in the 7th grade and 13 years old. When we got to school we went to our lockers to get our books then said bye until lunch. Me and Amandera texted in class because it was much better than listening to Mr. Howard with his boring lessons and Amandera`s Science teacher who thinks he is a Pop star. At lunch time we sat together and Amandera had a huge lunch because she skipped breakfast. Flora Romero, A Popular. She tells everyone she is skinny but she eats allot so she makes people feel bad by calling skinny people fat. As Amandera scarfed down her salad and burger she was awakened by Flora.

    Chapter 2
    Flora, She was so rude. “ Are you just eating allot because you are obese or you are just trying to be over obese, Fatty?” Flora said. After Flora said this Amandera got so upset she threw the food on the ground and ran to the bathroom in tears. I went to go comfort her but she wanted to be alone. I told the councilor what happened and she went to talk to Amandera. Later After School we went to the lockers to put our book away and when Amandera opened her locker . When she opened it notes and coupons fell out. The notes said rude things like “ go on a diet” And “ Fast Food Is the place for you” There were also coupons for free food at the Burger Shack down the street. Amandera started to cry then grabbed her backpack and ran to the pay phones. She called her mother and she came to pick me and her up to take us home. Flora rode our bus and she could not stand to be humiliated again. When Her Mother came she asked what was wrong but Amandera told her that she just tripped and fell on a rock. I would have told her Mother the truth but Amandera asked me not to. When i got home i did my homework and i called Amandera but she did not answer her phone.

    Chapter 3
    The next morning i saw Amandera at the bus stop. I asked her if she was ok and she smiled and said that she was amazingly fine. At school in her locker were more notes and such. She got really upset and did not talk until lunch. I texted her in class but i got no reply. At lunch i noticed that Amandera had no food at all to eat? “ Amandera where is your lunch?” I asked. She used an excuse that she had no money for lunch. “ I can loan you some?” She told me not to waste my money on her? “ But you have a track meet today and if you do n not eat you will not have enough energy to run?” I said. Then she said her mom was bringing her food tonight. Then after that we went back to class.

    Chapter 4
    About 2 weeks later Amandera Was really skinny and was not eating. She had a huge baggy white shirt on and some sweat pants. I asked her what was wrong and she said that she was just working out allot. At lunch she did not eat and i asked her why and she said that she said she had a big breakfast. For some reason she would tell her mother that she was coming to my house to eat but all she was really doing was going to the park.

    Chapter 5
    About a month later she told me a secret. She told me that she was Anorexic. I gasped and held my breath then started to cry. How could she do this, She is pulling apart from me and she might die. All day i cried then i cried myself to sleep wondering what would happen. She made me promise not to tell anyone. I kept my secret. Every day i watched her get skinnier and skinnier! It amazed me what was happening her body was shrinking but her muscles were building? And she often threw up? She did not look healthy anymore. Her face was just like skin an

    • ANSWER:
      That's amazing! I need to know what happens next!

  19. QUESTION:
    This a homework could you please review and correct it?
    Tradition- Modification in Traditional Celebrations, food and remedies.
    Interviewed: Delia Quinchihuango
    Each generation it’s unique and differ in some way one from another, yet there are some similarities and details which passed to the new generations as a result of the verbal history telling and familiar traditions. Through this interview I’m going to explain if whether are changes or not associated with a traditional celebration called San Juan or Inti Raimi a festivity that happens once a year in Otavalo-Ecuador, next I’m going to make clear how the industrialization and our intercultural diversity has influenced the diet we eat now, finally the interviewed is going to clarify what kind of traditional remedies are still in used today.
    Delia Quinchihuango is a resident of Otavalo; a city located in the north side of Ecuador; her age is between 40-45 years old and has 4 siblings. She is been working outside of Ecuador for the past 15 years, but frequently coming back to her home at least twice a year.
    Delia beliefs that traditions are a essential part for the city of Otavalo and the surrounding communities, but the most relevant of all is Inti Raimi or San Juan which is a huge celebration that happens once a year in June. She explained that Inti Raimi or festival of the sun is a celebration for the cosecha, or harvest. Corn has been a sacred grain since before the Spanish arrived and to this day is still the most important crop produced in the Otavalo area. She also mentioned that Inti Raimi was a celebration exclusively to give grace to the sun for all the food he provides us, and it is believed that San Juan was intentionally placed over Inti-Raimi in an attempt to convert the indigenous population to the Catholicism.
    She also mentioned that in the past was mainly a masculine celebration, but now women are allowed to participate in this event. Delia said that there are many rituals to celebrate Inti Raimi for example: the Armay Tuta (ritual shower), which happens on June 22nd at midnight in a sacred creek to give the indigenous people strength, allowing the water to be the instrument to fuse each person with the mother earth; and this ritual still unchanged.
    The traditional dance and music that follows during the week hasn’t change at all, with the only inclusion of the harmonica that the indigenous incorporated into their music approximately 15 years ago. Another thing that has changed is the way they prepare the chicha which is a fermented beverage made with flower corn and is serve to the dancers and musicians to give them energy; and similar to what happened with the inclusion of the harmonica; liquor was included right after the indigenous were allowed to purchase alcohol and today is more common to see people drinking alcohol in the celebration than it is to drink chicha. The most lamentable consequence of this changed is visible in young people, where they can be seen sleeping on the streets and later on they become alcohol dependents.
    She also notice that is more often to see people returning from other cities or countries to participate in this celebration and spend time with their families which in some cases they have not seen their family in years.

    When I asked Delia about how different it is the diet we have now from the past she answered that because of the industrialization and migration our diet is constantly changing. For example: a couple of decades ago she said our primarily food was different kinds of grains, potatoes, etc. Now, this diet remains only common on the surrounding communities, but not anymore in the city of Otavalo.
    Another example of how changes are present is in the way the Chicha de Jora is being made today she said. She learned from his mother how to make Chicha de Jora in an old-fashioned method which she explained in these steps: first add a few handfuls of jora; a type of corn; to a large container of water then boil the mixture over a wooden fire for several hours. While the corn pulp mixture is still hot transfer it into a (vasija) or earthenware vessel which has been placed in a basket resting in a nest of thick (paja seca) or hay. The corn pulp now is removed from the previous day’s chicha and boiled with more water the following day. After it has boiled for a few hours, it is filtered. On the third day the chicha remaining from the previous day from both vessels is slowly added together, completing the fermentation process. It should be drunk that same day. Then she explained the current method which was being used almost a decade ago, and the reason for this change was because the old-fashioned method was a bit to long and complicated, taking three days for the chicha to reach its perfection. These days, it is difficult to wait to long, and the method has been adapted to fit the busier lives and schedules of Otavalenos. Although the process has been simplified, she said that the taste does not change considerably, and is more frequent used for
    This is for 10 points!!! and I need it for today please........

    • ANSWER:
      Tradition- Modification in Traditional Celebrations, food and remedies.
      Interviewed: Delia Quinchihuango

      Each generation is unique and differ in some way one from another. Yet, there are some similarities and details passed to the new generations by verbal history telling and familiar traditions. Through this interview, I’m going to explain the changes associated with a traditional celebration called San Juan or Inti Raimi (a festivity that happens once a year in Otavalo-Ecuador). Next I’m going to make clear how the industrialization and our intercultural diversity has influenced the diet we eat now. Finally, the interviewed is going to clarify what kind of traditional remedies are still in used today.

      Delia Quinchihuango is a resident of Otavalo. Otavalo is a city located in the north side of Ecuador. She is between 40-45 years old and has 4 siblings. She has been working outside of Ecuador for the past 15 years, but frequently comes back to her home at least twice a year.

      Delia believes that traditions are an essential part for the city of Otavalo and the surrounding communities. The most relevant of all is Inti Raimi or San Juan which is a huge celebration that happens once a year in June. She explained that Inti Raimi or festival of the sun is a celebration for the cosecha, or harvest. Corn has been a sacred grain since before the Spanish arrived and to this day is still the most important crop produced in the Otavalo area. She also mentioned that Inti Raimi was a celebration exclusively to give grace to the sun for all the food he provides us. It is believed that San Juan was intentionally placed over Inti-Raimi in an attempt to convert the indigenous population to the Catholicism.

      In the past,it was mainly a masculine celebration, but now women are allowed to participate in this event. Delia said that there are many rituals to celebrate Inti Raimi. The Armay Tuta , or ritual shower, happens on June 22nd at midnight in a sacred creek to give the indigenous people strength. It allows the water to be the instrument to fuse each person with the mother earth. This ritual is unchanged as of today.The traditional dance and music that follows during the week hasn’t change at all, with the only inclusion of the harmonica that the indigenous incorporated into their music approximately 15 years ago. Another thing that has changed, is the way they prepare the chicha. This is a fermented beverage made with flower corn and is served to the dancers and musicians to give them energy. Liquor was included right after the indigenous were allowed to purchase alcohol and today it is more common to see people drinking alcohol in the celebration than it is to drink chicha.

      The most lamentable consequence of this change is visible in young people. They can be seen sleeping in the streets and later on they become alcohol dependents. She also noticed that people return from other cities or countries to participate in this celebration. They spend time with their families, which in some cases, they have not seen in years.

      When I asked Delia about how different the diet we have now is from the past, she answered that because of the industrialization and migration, our diet is constantly changing. For example: a couple of decades ago she said that our primary food was different kinds of grains, potatoes, etc. Now, this diet remains only common in the surrounding communities, not in the city of Otavalo.

      Another example of how changes are present is in the way the Chicha de Jora is being made today. She learned from her mother how to make Chicha de Jora in an old-fashioned method. Delia explained in these steps:
      1. Add a few handfuls of jora; a type of corn; to a large container of water
      2. Boil the mixture over a wooden fire for several hours.
      3. While the corn pulp mixture is still hot transfer it into a (vasija) or earthenware vessel which has been placed in a basket resting in a nest of thick (paja seca) or hay.
      4. The corn pulp now is removed from the previous day’s chicha and boiled with more water the following day.
      5. After it has boiled for a few hours, it is filtered.
      6. On the third day, the chicha remaining from the previous day from both vessels is slowly added together completing the fermentation process.
      7. It should be drunk that same day.

      Then, Delia explained the current method. This was changed almost a decade ago because the old-fashioned method was a bit too long and complicated, taking three days for the chicha to reach its perfection. These days, it is difficult to wait to long, and the method has been adapted to fit the busier lives and schedules of Otavalenos. Although the process has been simplified, she said that the taste does not change considerably, and is more frequent used for

      Source(s):
      I didnt see anymore text. But tried to fix the tenses that you have mixed into the essay. Good luck. Hope I was able to help

  20. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried Nuphedrine or Miracleburn?
    I was doing some research on the Fullbar and found that that didn't work, but when I was on dietblog.com I saw that these pills got the highest marks in the customer reviews.. I'm alway skeptical about diet sites... you really don't know who many are just paid for by companies trying to sell their product, but this onen looks very crediable.

    As for the pills they boast that even doing nothing you lose an extra 500 calories a day which is about a pd a week, also they boast that they give you energy and also curve your cravings...

    I do exercise, and try to watch my consumption, but adding a guaranteed 500 calories off and extra energy seems awesome to me.

    I'm not looking for people to tell me to eat healther/ exercise... I'm looking for if anyone has tried these pills and if it is worth the money to try.

    Also, anyone ever realized that two or three posts on this board/question site always has a blanket answer trying to make you go to this site or another, anyone ever tried to get those profiles kicked off?

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    Review my fat-trimming plan..?
    I'm not into bodybuilding deeply (even though I know an absurd amount about it, I haven't put that knowledge to use yet) but I have a lot of mass-gaining foods, habits and such. So I'm doing my best here.

    I've got to be skinnier and more muscular by the 19th of this month. I know I can't lose too much in such a short time, but I'm banking on ~3 pounds, maybe 4 at most. I have a position in a play that demands the more muscular build and that's the fastest I can come up with it. It isn't crucial though- more important to me is dropping enough by the 30th for my school pool party. Losses by then can be a lot more than 3 lbs. So help me out on correcting this diet/workout combo.
    Current calories: 2600 daily.
    Current fat: 86g
    Current protein: 195g
    Current carbs: 260g

    Calorie goal: 1800.
    Fat: 40g
    Prot: 90g
    Carbs: 270g

    I can fill out a diet, just want to make sure the numbers work well enough. Basically, what I'll eat will be:
    Fruits-apples, bananas, strawberries, grapes, oranges, etc.
    Veggies-carrots, broccoli (steamed), corn, etc.
    Milk- I only have whole milk, and can't change that (my younger brother IS bodybuilding so I can't really change that). Also I often drink Rockin' Refuels- chocolate milk w/ whey protein- but I can probably let go of that.
    Meat: Usually as lean as possible. I cut off all fat I can when I eat steaks, though my dad forces us to have some fairly bad stuff for dinners- fry cooked wings, onion petals/Bloomin' Onions, etc. The fry cooker uses veggie oil, though, so it isn't so bad, and we often grill foods.

    I, unfortunately, have to have pastas and filling meats a lot- I can't survive off of vegetarian foods, I require a LOT of energy.

    For exercise:
    Shadowbox for half an hour.
    Punching bag- 15-20minutes.
    One-on-one basketball/shooting hoops for about an hour
    Fight sparring- half an hour
    High-intensity running*- 1/2 hour.
    When it heats up, swimming circuits in the pool (whilst cleaning it lol- handy that the preperations for my party require that much exercise huh?).

    *I call it that. I live in Arizona- the desert doesn't afford you a straight run. You swerve around, jump over and dodge cacti, bushes/shrubs and trees constantly. Plus the washes run deep- like running in the hills if you were 20 feet tall, the "hills" come up so often. No clue how many calories burned, but it's exhausting.

    Think I can make good loss that way? I still plan on eating 6 meals a day (habit) but I'll be replacing the high-protein with more veggies and fruits for the less calories.

    Breakfast:

    • ANSWER:
      this looks like a serious plan. And seeing that you are this determined nad exhausing yourself to the max, I'm sure you wil lose weight. However, you must keep up with your workouts and healthy eating to lose weight. NO GETTING LAZY OR FALLING BACK ON UR WORKOUTS!
      good luck :)

  22. QUESTION:
    pet food recall of the week--day--are you aware of the latest one?
    just got this notice from the fda today...dont recognize this brand, but it is sold somewhere, so, please take notice...
    Eight Sensible Choice Dry Dog Food Products, Seven Kasco Dry Dog And Cat Food Products Recalled Nationwide by Royal Canin USA Effective Today
    Contact:
    Erik Mueller
    636-926-1089
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- St. Charles, Missouri -- May 11, 2007 -- Royal Canin USA is announcing today the voluntary nationwide recall of eight Sensible Choice dry dog food products and seven Kasco dry dog and cat food products.

    This announcement is based on the company's ongoing extensive review of its manufacturing and quality assurance testing procedures, which identified trace amounts of a melamine derivative from tainted Chinese rice protein concentrate provided to the company by domestic ingredient supplier Cereal Byproducts, headquartered in Illinois.

    "We deeply regret the concern and anxiety this announcement today will cause our loyal customers and the entire pet community," Olivier Amice, President and CEO of Royal Canin USA, said. "While a very limited number of Sensible Choice and Kasco products in this recall tested positive for trace levels of a melamine derivative, Royal Canin USA is voluntarily withdrawing these products out of an abundance of caution and because we are fully committed to the welfare of our customers' pets."

    Royal Canin USA has no confirmed cases of melamine related illness in pets eating Sensible Choice and Kasco products affected by this recall. Last month, Royal Canin USA announced it will no longer use any Chinese vegetable protein suppliers.

    The following eight Sensible Choice dry dog food products and seven Kasco dry dog and cat food products with date codes between July 28, 2006 to April 30, 2007 are being voluntarily recalled:

    SENSIBLE CHOICE® (available in pet specialty stores nationwide)

    SENSIBLE CHOICE® Chicken and Rice Adult (Dry Dog Food)
    SENSIBLE CHOICE® Chicken and Rice Reduced (Dry Dog Food)
    SENSIBLE CHOICE® Lamb and Rice Reduced (Dry Dog Food)
    SENSIBLE CHOICE® Chicken and Rice Puppy (Dry Dog Food)
    SENSIBLE CHOICE® Chicken and Rice Large Breed Puppy (Dry Dog Food)
    SENSIBLE CHOICE® NATURAL BLEND Adult (Dry Dog Food)
    SENSIBLE CHOICE® NATURAL BLEND Senior (Dry Dog Food)
    SENSIBLE CHOICE® NATURAL BLEND Puppy (Dry Dog Food)
    KASCO® (available in pet specialty stores nationwide)

    KASCO® Chunks (Dry Dog Food)
    KASCO® Hi Energy (Dry Dog Food)
    KASCO® Maintenance (Dry Dog Food)
    KASCO® Mealettes (Dry Dog Food)
    KASCO® Mini Chunks (Dry Dog Food)
    KASCO® Puppy (Dry Dog Food)
    KASCO® Cat (Dry Cat Food)
    Based on today's announcement, pet owners should stop feeding their pets the eight Sensible Choice dry dog food products, seven Kasco dry dog and dry cat food products listed. Pet owners should consult with a veterinarian if they are concerned about the health of their pet.

    The safety and nutritional quality of Royal Canin USA pet food is our company's top priority because we understand that the health of pets comes first. Pet owners who have questions about the voluntary recall of Sensible Choice and Kasco dry pet food products and other Royal Canin USA products should call 1-800-513-0041 or visit our web site at www.royalcanin.us.

    All Sensible Choice and Kasco products have a satisfaction guarantee and the company will refund or replace the diets that are part of this recall announcement.

    • ANSWER:
      I let everyone know about this on Saturday. It was on pet connection.com and I read it everyday to get information about the recall and other recall information. I also get information about what is going on with the FDA and Senator Durbin and what they are doing about the recall.

  23. QUESTION:
    Which one would work best for me to start with ? Do you know about dieting . .?
    I am trying to loose 20 pounds in a 6 week period.

    I am planning on joining weight watchers Today or Tomorrow. I want to take an appetite suppressant that will help boost my energy as well. I know I need to eat right exercise also but i work 50 hours a week and get tired as soon as i get home so a boost of energy would help.

    I have heard good reviews on the following : Hydroxycut, Hoodia,Slimquick, Aqui Berry, Alli

    Which do you KNOW work/help out.

    Also what foods can I snack on at night that are low in calorie or calorie free that isnt bad for me. like a cup of cereal or what ?

    • ANSWER:
      I agree with the answers above, stay away from the pills. Weight Watchers along with an exercise routine is all you will need to lose the weight. Although you feel tired after work right now, I think that a big part of your problem may be your metabolism, which should kick into overdrive with a healthy diet and an exercise program. The link below has some articles with Weight Watchers advice that you may find helpful.

      As for foods to snack on, there are lots of good tasting low point items that you can choose from. There are many prepackaged 100 calorie snacks out there that are usually only 1 or 2 points for a pack. There are 100 calorie puddings, 0 point jellos, not to mention a whole slew of fruits and veggies to choose from. My wife is a ww lifetime member and it always seems like she is munching on something. Good Luck!

  24. QUESTION:
    How come vets say never to fed a cat food to a dog, as it too high in protein & fat? ?
    How come vets always tell you never fed cat food to a dog as it is
    Cat food is too high in protein and fat for a dog.
    The recommended protein for adult cat is 30%!?

    How come then that many holistic, organic and natural dog food contain 35%+ protein, some contain 42%protein and other contain 52%protein? Yet are apparently safe to feed, without causing kidney damage? I have numerous vet tell me that high protein leads to kidney failure and i also read plenty of information from people who have fed these dogs, these high protein diet and have gotten damage kidneys? here is just one website-
    Here is one of the review
    kristinabutler55 (0)
    Please be aware that this IS a great food, but is very HARD on the KIDNEYS!! Especially in small breeds. We have a 5 yr old Shih Tzu. He is allergic to EVERYTHING, Innova Evo, Chicken was the best with the least allergens. It did reduce the poop, not that his tootsy rolls were and issue any ways compared to my lab. It does make the coat beautiful. We almost lost our Shih Tzu though. This food and this food alone was the cause of my babies Kidneys nearly shutting down. It was AWFUL! We had to go through Many days and night at the vet and weeks of IV fluid therapy at home and loads of money at a vet to fix this problem. His Kidney is forever damaged. Innova is a great food and I still tell people, just check your fur babies kidney levels periodically to be sure everything is functioning normally. As in everything, this was MY experience, just sharing :)
    http://www.rateitall.com/i-240577-innova-evo-dog-food.aspx?&orderBy=1&pagesize=all

    kaspbo (0)
    I have been using EVO for about 3 months for my 9yrs old 50lbs mix breed. First Chicken formula where she gained so much weight I decided to switch to reduced fat formula. I did see a great improvement in less shedding. I switched foods very slowly and am now on the reduced fat completely. In the last week she has become severely dehydrated and is drinking so much that she urinated in the house twice (hasn't done this in 8 years). She has also suffered from terrible upset bowels. I have her on rice now to calm the stomach but I am going to have to switch foods. Her symptoms are the same as the pom listed in a previous post.

    minachan282 (0)
    When I first got my pom I had him on the red meat formula due to his chicken allergies, shortly thereafter he was inhaling water as though he was severely dehydrated, his stools were foul smelling and dark and he was urinating everywhere. We kept him on this diet for a full week to give it a shot but with no improvement. I think this may be great for working breeds or very active dogs but the protein levels were much too high for my house dog.

    TeresaG (31)
    I recently responded to this food as just Innova, and not EVO ~ so I need to say, while the ingredients are good, please be aware that the ADULT food is 42% crude protein. That is VERY high for most dogs, so if you do not have a Working Dog ~ ie. Hunting Dog, Police Dog, etc. just be careful about the weight if you have a not so active dog.

    woodside (0)
    We started feeding evo to our Toy Manchesters on the advice of a customer who was showing our dogs..at first it looked good,,less poop better haircoat...but in time we had problems with patchy hair coat, and frequent urination...all tests were negative for any mange, thyroid etc...after removing from evo it was a turn around..it is dangerous for small active house dogs..

    howlingwolf (0)
    Fed my Great Dane+Rottweiler mix dog this food for 1 year. During that time, she would eat grass all the time, fart a lot, be hungry all the time, beg a lot, poop a lot and have diahorrea occasionally. My dog is a very high energy dog that plays fetch everyday for an hour and a walk for an hour. She started urinating in the house involuntarily and I took her to the vet. Vet said the protein levels are too high in the blood, kidneys are under a lot of pressure and asked me to stop feeding this food. My rationale: If 42% protein in this food is not for a high energy and athletic dog like mine, then what kind of a dog is this suitable for! Although the ingredients are good, protein levels are too high for any dog and most of it is not digestible. So this food is not good. Reviews from people who fed their dogs this food for more than 8 months have not been good. So please use the brain cells you got and analyse and stay away from this food.
    http://www.rateitall.com/i-240577-innova-evo-dog-food.aspx?&orderBy=1&pagesize=all

    The recommend protein for a adult dog is 18% and 9-15% fat
    The recommended protein a puppy is 28% and 17% fat
    the recommending protein a racing sled dog is 35%protein & 50% far
    Performance dog recommended protein is 25% & 20% fat
    Lacting dog recommending 28%protein & 17%fat

    Explain why this is happening, if so call extreme protein are safe?

    Remember cats and dogs are very different in the nutritional needs.

    • ANSWER:
      INTRESTING!!! When the extreme protein stuff came out many were viewing it with suspition but these are the first horror tales I have heard.

  25. QUESTION:
    need help in science review please?
    1)Energy used in cellular respiration can originate from?
    A)carbohydrates and proteins only.
    B)carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
    C)fats only.
    D)carbohydrates only.
    E)proteins only.

    2) Helium is not a reactive molecule because:
    A)its first-level shell is full with two protons.
    B)its second-level shell is full with two electrons.
    C)its first-level shell is full with two neutrons.
    D)its first-level shell is full with two electrons.
    E)Helium is a reactive molecule.

    3) Carbohydrates:
    A)act as a relatively quickly available source of fuel.
    B)serve as carbon skeletons that can be rearranged to form other molecules that are essential for biological structures and functions like nucleic acids.
    C)in the form of oligosaccharides are often covalently bonded to proteins and lipids on the outer cell surface, where they serve as cell recognition signals.
    D)are a good source of sustained energy when they come in the form of polysaccharides.
    E)All of the above.

    4) Which of the following statements about cellulose is FALSE?
    A)The cellulose we eat passes right through our digestive system unused.
    B)Cellulose has a slightly different three-dimensional structure from starch.
    C)Although it is not digestible, cellulose is still important to humans' diets.
    D)Cellulose and starch are made from similar molecules.
    E)All of the above statements about cellulose are TRUE.

    5) Saturated fatty acids have _________________ than unsaturated fatty acids, which is why they exist as a ____________ at room temperature.
    A)more carbon atoms; solid
    B)fewer double bonds; solid
    C)more double bonds; liquid
    D)fewer hydrogen atoms; solid
    E)more glycerol molecules; liquid

    *If anyone can help me with any of these 5 questions that would be great! I am doing an exam review and I cant seem to find the answers. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      1b
      2d
      3e
      4c
      5b

  26. QUESTION:
    How do psychiatrists/mental health professionals diagnose eating disorders?
    I'm sixteen years old and I've been diagnosed as having an eating disorder, which my psychiatrist is calling anorexia. She talks to my parents about my 'anorexia' in reviews, and the therapy is based around fighting anorexia. However, what I don't understand about being 'anorexic', is the fact that I'm not underweight, I have lost quite a bit of weight though. My BMI has gone from 20.8 to 19.1 in a matter of months. My eating disorder has always been underlying, I became a vegetarian at the age of 12 to try and 'eat less junk' because I hated my weight. My BMI has never been above 21, but I've always thought of myself as fat. I first started purging over a year ago, but it was only occasionally after overeating. In the past 8 months or so I starting purging more and more frequently, until now I'm purging pretty much every day.
    I became vegan at New Year so my diet is restricted further. I also have my own conscious list of 'safe' and 'unsafe' foods, basically anything processed I refuse to eat, I don't eat bread, potatoes or anything like that without purging afterwards. I count calories religiously unless I have the intention of vomiting afterwards. My intake varies from about 400 - 800 calories a day, but it's hard to accurately know because I often purge. I just feel the need to vomit after eating, no matter what the amount it, I get a tight throat and I feel very anxious until I vomit, I hate it. I can't really control it either anymore. I hate eating in front of people, and whenever I do I get anxious and end up needing to purge. Whenever I do eat it's when I'm alone, I will take food to my room and eat alone and I hate people seeing me eat.
    Physically I'm deteriorating quickly, I'm ill all the time, constantly lethargic, pale and I get headaches constantly. I feel sick all the time and I have no energy to basically have a life.
    I'm obsessed with cooking and food and recipes and I love watching cookery programmes and cooking things, but I won't eat any of it myself. I think about food literally all the time and most of the time I have to remove myself from social situations for fear of temptation.
    It sounds very petty, but I feel like a failure for being a diagnosed 'anorexic'. I'm not underweight, I'm not thin, and whenever people find out about it I know they're laughing at me because I'm not thin enough to have this illness.
    Anyway my question is, how are these eating disorders diagnosed? I've been told I have 'bulimic tendencies', but I'm not underweight which is what tends to help diagnosis for anorexia, surely I'm bulimic if I'm this weight and doing what I am to myself?
    I'm just confused, help?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are purging every day as you state, you DO have an eating disorder. Your parents know it, they tell the psych doc, so he knows it, and YOU know it. Don't deny it. You should go to a rehab clinic for a few months. Learn to eat again. Otherwise, you are going to die (sooner rather than later).
      ------------
      I'm NOT talking down to you. I have my own borderline eating disorders. I basically eat the same amount of calories as you per day. My new girlfriend kinda pointed out to me that I weigh less than her - and she only weighs 132 pounds. I didn't realize that. She IS a doctor - and doctors have seen everything. They can take one look at you and make that diagnostic call. Please start eating and please stop purging. For your own sake.

  27. QUESTION:
    need help in science review please?
    1)Energy used in cellular respiration can originate from?

    2) Helium is not a reactive molecule because:

    3) Carbohydrates:
    A)act as a relatively quickly available source of fuel.
    B)serve as carbon skeletons that can be rearranged to form other molecules that are essential for biological structures and functions like nucleic acids.
    C)in the form of oligosaccharides are often covalently bonded to proteins and lipids on the outer cell surface, where they serve as cell recognition signals.
    D)are a good source of sustained energy when they come in the form of polysaccharides.
    E)All of the above.

    4) Which of the following statements about cellulose is FALSE?
    A)The cellulose we eat passes right through our digestive system unused.
    B)Cellulose has a slightly different three-dimensional structure from starch.
    C)Although it is not digestible, cellulose is still important to humans' diets.
    D)Cellulose and starch are made from similar molecules.
    E)All of the above statements about cellulose are TRUE.

    5) Saturated fatty acids have _________________ than unsaturated fatty acids, which is why they exist as a ____________ at room temperature.
    A)more carbon atoms; solid
    B)fewer double bonds; solid
    C)more double bonds; liquid
    D)fewer hydrogen atoms; solid
    E)more glycerol molecules; liquid

    *If anyone can help me with any of these 5 questions that would be great! I am doing an exam review and I cant seem to find the answers. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      E
      E
      D


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  1. QUESTION:
    How do you keep ur metabolism up while eating less (for weight loss)?
    I mean, the less you eat; the less energy you have. The more you exercise, the more you eat. So how does one lose weight? Eat less and exercise more? (I'm not saying starve but say 500-1000 calorie cut off max)

    Any tips/ideas? Seems my body always adjusts my metabolism to the food I eat =( If I eat less my body just functions off of that...it doesn't burn the fat per se.

    • ANSWER:
      Eat more fiber. Make sure you get a lot of fiber in your diet, it will keep your metabolism high.

  2. QUESTION:
    Are there any Weight loss supplements or energy boosters that work?
    I am a 34 year old mother of three. I recently had to start taking Kepra for seizures. I have went from 138 up to 179 in three months. I have had my seizure medication switched due to the weight gain. However, I have not lost any of the weight I gained. I eat very little, so dieting alone does not work. I have no energy. Any suggestions for increasing metabolism or exercises focusing on stomach and hips?

    • ANSWER:
      I've taken Keppra, so I know that diet and exercise don't work for that... I found that if I woke up and drank as much water as I could and didn't eat breakfast for 45 minutes it helped suppress my appetite throughout the day. Just make sure you drink as much water as you can. Avoid products with caffeine in them (that can induce seizures, not to mention losing weight causes your body chemistry to change. The less stress, the less likely you're going to have a problem). I would also try to start eating more fresh and raw fruits and veggies. Blueberries are good. They have a bit of sugar, but they'll keep you clean internally. Try to walk for at least thirty minutes in a straight shot every day. The best time for exercise is after the water in the morning. Nothing too strenuous even. Simply walking will wake up your metabolism for the day.

  3. QUESTION:
    Anyone know of a weight loss/energy pill that works?
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    • ANSWER:
      Mexican Lily,
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  4. QUESTION:
    I need a good diet plan (vegetarian) for weight loss and energy?
    I have 2 months to lose this weight, I haven't weighed myself, scales depress me but I don't like what I'm seeing in the mirror and I constantly have no energy, seriously I'm even dizzy right now, it's awful.

    Can you give me like a jist of what I should be eating for breakfast, lunch and dinner, maybe some examples.

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    Smoothie for Energy & Weight Loss?
    I would like to try an inexpensive concoction of energy & weight loss natural stimulants. I have been buying the Vivanna Strawberry Banana Smoothies at Starbucks recently, but they get a bit expensive by the end of the week. In doing some research I came across the following "powders" to add to smoothies for that much needed boost! Matcha Green Tea Powder, Acai berry powder, Guarana powder and bee pollen. Has anyone experimented with any of these combinations with positive results? Or do you have another recommendation?

    It's a vicious cycle. exercise to lose weight and sustain energy, but i am too tired to start! BTW, I am 36, 150lbs and have limited my caloric intake to 1400 a day. I don't eat salty snacks or sweets or drink soda.

    • ANSWER:
      Try a protein shake.It aids in muscle growth and repair,gives higher quality energy fuel,and soothes the appetite so you wont hoard on food.They're also pretty cheap...simply milk protein powder and maybe a flavorer,such as berries.Check out buybulkwhey.com for a ton of smoothie recipes such as pb and j and berry blast.I think you should give it a shot.They'll definitely help you slim down with energy.

  6. QUESTION:
    Can anyone recommend some good books on eating with the goal of maximum energy throughout the day?
    Hello all, thanks for any advice. Basically, I am looking to find either good websites, or more importantly a few good books on the subject of eating for energy rather than for weight loss or anything like that. I find I am very often lethargic during the day, and to say I do not have a healthy diet would be an understatement, so I figure that's the best place to start. :)

    • ANSWER:
      For the energy prob you should have a simple blood test for the low (hypo) thyroid. It's easy and quick. You'd be surprised how a low thyroid takes away your energy.

  7. QUESTION:
    effectiveness of these weight loss / energy pills?
    looking for people who have either taken these or are within the medical field.

    i'm currently on synthroid and my thyroid levels have evened out with little improvement on my symptoms. i went to gnc yesterday to get hair/skin/nails vitamins (the synthroid was claimed to be damaging to the aforementioned and i've definitely recognized a real decline in all three) and decided to ask about force factor. i heard while it's advertised as a muscle builder, it doesn't actually build muscle but rather burns fat. their workers claimed they never heard of it to do such and brought me this: http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3959234#pr-header-3959234 'oxyelite pro'. they mentioned other coworkers had extreme weight loss and energy results with it personally and from people who'd tried the free samples (which they didn't have anymore). the person helping me mentioned that she took these: http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4190908#pr-header-4190908 "woman's ultra mega active" and said the weight loss and energy weren't as intense, but still occurred and it was a healthier mix. the only person who really posted that they had weight loss on these claimed they're (according to reviews) taking these, another diet pill, and going to the gym 5x weekly so i wonder what these would do without that. although i do go to a gym at least weekly and don't eat all too horribly but am not currently on a strict diet. i went with the latter for now and took all 7 pills in the pack this morning (which is a really annoying process as opposed to just one a day in the "oxyelite". while my stomach recently (past 6 months, since being on synthroid) has become weaker and acid reflux symptoms aren't uncommon for myself, i haven't encountered any of the stomach issues other's mentioned in the reviews yet, but i don't have any fantastic amount of energy, either. neither of the two claim there's adverse affects with thyroid conditions nor did my endocrinologist mention i couldn't take something prior when i asked during my last appointment. i'm wondering if anyone's taken either of the two or has advise on the situation. i am looking for energy and weight loss. i'm also prone to anxiety problems but surprisingly have never experienced any from caffeine or diet pills before. uninterested in obvious answers such as diet and exercise, i'm aware of the concept. more so medical or personal advice on first hand results or what might work best for me personally with the listed information. i plan on continuing these for at least a week or two before making a decision as gnc claimed even if the product was depleted completely, it's still refundable if it doesn't work.

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  8. QUESTION:
    I work out for 2 months & eating better religiously for 3 days now. what can I eat 2 help me lose more weight?
    I eat chicken,fish, fruit,salad, almonds for snacks & water some milk everyday. yesterday I noticed I didn't have alot of energy at the gym. what can I naturally eat foy energy and max. weight loss potential

    • ANSWER:
      Did you say 2 month work out but 3 DAYS of good food ?

      Takes a LOT longer than 3 days for the body to reset to the better food .
      Women especially , have a huge chemical / hormone shift over a 30 day cycle .
      But I did notice you did NOT mention any veggies .
      Spinach , whether in a salad or cooked in omelets is good .
      Also baby carrots and snow peas are good snacks .

      Your foods , while good , have only fruits ( quick sugar ) for carbs .
      You need to incorporate some carbs for fuels . Whole grains or beans or rice should give you carbs
      A cup of milk is 12 gm of carbs / 4% so you need about 300 gms a day .

      good luck and congrats on the hard work

      >

  9. QUESTION:
    Weight loss and energy.?
    Hey I just wanted to ask a few questions about losing weight : ).

    For quite awhile now I have not been happy with the way my body is, I'm 20 years old, 5'5, 165 pounds. When I was younger I ate a lot of junk/fast food and I used to weigh 185 pounds. For quite awhile now I have been eating healthy and have stopped going to fast food places as they do not appeal to me anymore. I figure the reason NOW that I am not losing any more weight is because I am not getting enough exercise. At work I move around alot and I don't drive, I bike EVERYWHERE. But most days if I do not have to go to work I don't have the energy to do anything, I could sleep for 30+ hours and still be tired... I was wondering if there is anything I should eat ( nothing fatty!! lol) or any pills I can take to boost my Energy levels or my metabolism to help me get past the weight loss block at 160. I have been wanting to run everyday for awhile I just CANT get my body to move, and my brain feels fuzzy.
    Anything helps. Thank you!

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  10. QUESTION:
    Protein/Energy Bars & weight loss meals?
    k so i want to lose weight and i know your supposed to eat 5 or six small meals a day. if i subbes like 2-3 of those meals for an energy bar or protein bar could i lose weight faster?

    btw: NO WEBSITES PLEASE! i will not go to them nor pick them as best answer!!

    • ANSWER:
      eat moose meat, is full of proteins and if eat raw u can lose weight like crazy

  11. QUESTION:
    If a person wants to stop eating bread and starches for weight loss what vitamins?
    or other foods would help them to keep their energy up.?

    • ANSWER:
      A daily multi-vitamin is a good idea no matter your diet. Can't hurt, and might help. Is not a "food" and won't likely have any affect on your energy level if you're a reasonably healthy person anyway.

      Check out the link if you are really interested in sensible nutrition.

  12. QUESTION:
    help with energy and weight loss...?
    what is a good product that i can get that will boost my energy? and help to get some weight off??
    i'm not looking for answers telling me to eat right, so don't go there...
    i'm looking for someone who has actually used an item that i can buy off the shelf that works. i'm getting extracise, but it's limited due to back probs. i'm looking more towards a pill that curbs hunger plus boosts energy.
    and does that hollywood juice stuff work, if you've tried it? or perhaps, a chemical breakdown diet?

    • ANSWER:
      I have been taking a natural product for over a year that has really helped me. It isn't a "magic bullet" but it does help with energy.

      I used to feel the need to take a nap around 2 PM every day, and I just didn't feel like doing much of anything. My mind seemed like I was in a constant 'fog.' It was hard to concentrate on anything. I also was very stressed but didn't want to take anti depressants....

      This may sound too good to be true, but after just 3 days on the product, I had more energy, a lot less stress, and I felt optimistic, like I could accomplish what I needed to get done. Within a week, my 'brain fog' was gone! I love the feeling of being able to really think clearly. I forgot what that was like!!

      Anyway, I will provide you with a link to the company's website so that you can read more about their products. (I would encourage you to focus on Xperia as well as RegeniCARE.)
      If you have any questions or decide you would like to give the products a try, please e-mail me and I will be happy to help you in anyway I can.

      At this time the products are only available in the US and Canada.

  13. QUESTION:
    Is Extreme Cut Energy a good weight-loss product (with no rebound)?
    Hi,

    Is this product - http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http://farmais.net/extreme-cut-man-energy-p-1295.html&currency=EUR&langpair=pt&hl=en - a good weight loss product?

    To put into context, I'm a 27 y.o. with average weight and a average/good muscle build. I work out 2-5 times a week - 4 days weights and about 20-60 minutes cardio. I've been sloppy for the past month and got a little flabby. I need to lose weight but I have two concerns:

    - Using a weight loss product that might work, but the rebound makes you gain weight and lose muscle.
    - Becoming dependent and not being able to build further after using the product.

    The above product sounds good, but I need some reviews to let me know if it works well and if it has no rebound (for example, Xdra Cut was VERY good, you'd see results very fast, but the rebound made you really gain weight...).

    I have a normal diet - I don't eat fast food (very VERY rarelly) but I eat about 20 grams of chocolate every day. I don't eat too much fat but I eat some - I believe in balanced diets.

    What do you think?

    Thanks for the help!

    • ANSWER:
      No.

      1- Diet
      2- Exercise

      Period.

  14. QUESTION:
    Energy drinks and weight loss?
    My aunt has recently lost A LOT of weight over the past few months. I heard her husband mention she doesn't eat as much. I know she's not exercising. I went to her house this weekend and I saw cases and cases of energy drinks.

    Is this what is causing her to lose weight? And how is this working? I always heard energy drinks are really bad for you. I have heard that energy drinks, sugar free, can speed up metabolism slightly, but that much?

    Again, she has lost TONS of weight.

    Thanks for your help. We are all kind of worried about her.

    • ANSWER:
      I think you should get a group of your family together, plus her husband, and confront her about health issues such as bulimia or anorexia.

      These are both stealthy diseases that are easily hidden from other people. That is how she could be losing so much weight.

      I would be worried too.

      Good luck

      xx

  15. QUESTION:
    Weight loss slowing and other fitness problems.?
    I am a female about 30 ish. I have been doing a fitness boot camp for the last three weeks and watching my diet. Boot camp is 4-5 days a week for an hour. The first two weeks I dropped ten pounds but have lost only 1 in the last week. I still have 20-25lbs left to lose. It seems I have slowed a bit and started running on a treadmill this week in the evenings for about 20 min with a 15 min speed walk. I think I may have cut my daily calories to much last week sometimes forgetting to eat. Anyhow, I would like to lose at least 3 lbs a week. I would like some suggestions for stepping up the weight loss and eating correctly. I think the key is in my diet. I cut calories but the quality of the food is not very impressive. The goal is to balance between weight loss and energy. I would like a long term change for better health with steady results losing weight. Also, I am losing weight everywhere but my stomach, which is where I need to lose it the most. My stomach is hard and muscular with the fat either underneath or in between the muscle and some fat on my back. The rest of my body is very muscular with little to no fat but I am a bit bulky from lifting and sports in the past. I would to slim it down a bit but the main problem is bulky stomach. I would appreciate any advice. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      1-2 lbs a week is normal. 10 lbs is alot for just 2 weeks. Keep with the program, and just accept 1-2 lbs a week.

      eat more fruits and veggies, eat smaller portions, eat 4-6 small meals.

      Exercise can be done anywhere, anyhow. Take a brisk walk. Learn to jog. Jump rope, jumping jacks, take up rollarblading, a sport, get a bike and start riding it. 1 hour every day. And take PE seriously.

  16. QUESTION:
    Drastic weight loss, Low energy, Always tired constant migraine?
    Basicly I've lost a lot of weight, 2,3 or 4 pounds a day.I haven't changed my eating habbit or eaten any less or more.
    I'm always tired even tho I got a good 8-9 hours sleep a day and have lack or energy though out the day.
    And a migraine for about 2-3 weeks.

    This has been going on for about 3 weeks, I haven't been to a doctors yet either, I'm wondering if anyone will know anything about it first.

    Thanks for any answers!
    I'm NOT wanting to lose weight, It's a problem more than aything else

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  17. QUESTION:
    I need more energy to help with my weight loss...?
    I am trying to lose at least 50 lbs. I am not really trying to do it to fast because i know that its eaiser to gain back. I have started fast paced walking for 30 minutes a day on a tredmill, doing 3 sets of thirty crunches and drinking more water. My biggest issue is what can i use or eat to give me more energy and eat less because i always feel so hungry and then i get lazy. I just want to put some pep in my step so that i can get extra motivated about losing this extra weight. Please give me some tips. Thanks:)
    Hidden barb and Christine V thanks so much for the tips those were excellent also:)

    • ANSWER:
      Congratulations! You have the right idea and made a great start!!! You also sound very motivated to keep it up. Water definitely wakes me up when I am in need of some energy, but as far as food goes:

      Make sure you are eating breakfast! Even if it's only a high protein granola bar or a handful of almonds (about 20) and a piece of fruit. Also, studies have shown that people who eat more for breakfast are less likely to binge later in the day.

      Don't starve yourself, eat when you are hungry, and don't skip meals.

      So, for me, apples are miracles. They keep you full and I always have one before a run. Pretty much any fruit is an energy booster!

      Like I said before, almonds, as well as fig newtons (they make a whole wheat kind), protein bars, anything with protein, is a good choice. Turkey (oscar mayer makes ready to go turkey that is only 45 calories for 6 pieces!) The best thing to do is just try a bunch of things and find what you like.

  18. QUESTION:
    Please answer if you are good with Biology. A weight loss question?
    I'm a nursing student and the following info I'm going to provide, I've learned it in my Nutrition class. It's been a while so my terminology isn't perfect. But you'll understand what I'm talking about.

    Take a girl, for example. Her body needs carbs (glucose) for energy. Okay. She gets that from food. When she stops eating, the glucose stored in muscle will be used up for energy then. When that's done, the stored glucose in the form of fat in her body will be used (in other words, the fat would be used up for energy).

    My question is, why is that a bad thing? Isn't that the way weight loss is supposed to work? I understand that once that stored fat is used up as well, the body will start breaking down muscle for energy.

    Why do people say that when you severly restrict your calories or stop eating altogether, after water weight loss, the first thing to go is muscle?

    Please understand that I am not anorexic. this is something I've been curious about for a while.
    Thank you for the great answers, everybody.

    And Carlos, there was nothing "retarded" about the question I asked. YOU don't even seem to UNDERSTAND what I asked.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm a student of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry... and I can answer your question like this:

      When there is glucose restriction, lipid metabolism will take over to meet the energy demands. Lipid breakdown will produce Ketone bodies. Lipid metabolism will NOT result in production of glucose. The glyoxylate cycle doesn't operate in humans, and consequently, excess fats CANNOT be converted to carbohydrates.
      Ketone bodies can, however, serve as a source of ATP, and therefore function appropriately as energy sources for many tissues. BUT, certain tissues are absolutely dependent on glucose metabolism for energy (e.g, Red blood cells, kidney cells, brain cells etc...). Brain cells can shift their metabolic balance towards ketone body metabolism, but it usually requires about 72 hours for the brain to start using Ketone bodies.

      So, to produce Glucose, the body has available sources of protein in the muscle. These will breakdown to produce amino acids, some of which will be glucogenic... and lead to the production of glucose (by gluconeogenesis), that can be used by the RBCs, kidney, brain etc...

      This explains why... "the first thing to go after water weight loss is muscle".

  19. QUESTION:
    How to loss weight healthy?
    I've read alot of the older posts about losing weight, and they all make sense, but since they are over a yr old I thought I'd make a new post to see if I can get any more ideas.
    First, I am nursing and wont take and pills, how ever natural they claim because I dont know how much is sercreted thru the milk. i've got a couple months to do this, but I want to start now to get in shape. We are going to VT for a family vacation and I want to look nice (and be thinner) when I see my family there.
    I have WII fit, and am trying to do the work outs there, but Im not sure what to do. Im totally out of shape, and have weak legs. Any ideas on how to strengthen them? Trim the waist? I'm already planning on eating better, being stricter with myself about chocolate but I was wondering if anyone knows any good excersises and foods to eat for faster weight loss/trimming and energy.

    thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      Hey :) I just found this awesome article on "the science behind weight loss". I got it from dietnation.com but I'll paste it here to save you the trouble:

      "Your body needs a certain amount of calories each day to maintain performance of normal activities, such as walking, breathing, sleeping, and thinking. Depending on your size, your body will require a different amount of calories each day.

      On the flip side, if you eat too few calories your body will think its starving. This phenomenon goes back to the days of the caveman, when cave people weren’t really sure when or where they would find their next meal. The body learned to store excess calories as fat for future use. Well, we no longer live like that as we, fortunately and unfortunately, have unlimited access to food thanks to modern conveniences. What this means is, if you’re not eating enough calories your body will store the calories it does get as fat rather than trying to burn those calories. That sounds counterproductive, and it is. That’s why it’s important to feed your body regularly with the right amount of calories from the right sources.

      One pound of fat equals about 3500 calories of stored energy. To lose weight you need to eat fewer calories each day or get your butt to the gym and burn off those calories. It’s that easy - you don’t need to be a mathematician to lose weight, you just need to start taking a look at some of your daily habits. Losing weight could mean shaving an extra 250-500 calories off your daily intake. Start your morning with a tall latte? Just one Vanilla Latte could pack an extra 250+ calories onto your daily caloric intake. By simply substituting your latte with regular coffee or green tea you could reduce your caloric intake substantially. If you want to try more exercise, calorie-burning activities such as walking to work, going for a jog with a friend, or taking the kids on a bike ride are all fun and easy ways to increase your daily activity level.

      It is also important to remember that you need to eat the right calories from the right sources to lose weight and to maintain your weight loss. A meal of jelly beans and ding dongs that equals your daily caloric needs will not help you lose weight because these types of food are not nutrient sources that your body can use efficiently.

      Eating right is a vital component of any weight loss plan, but it's also very important to ensure that you get enough exercise. Combine aerobic exercise activities (also know as cardio) like walking, jogging or cycling with weight training (it doesn't have to be anything too intense, but it helps a lot to lift some weights) to maximize your weight loss."

      I really like how this explains weight loss! Also while I was searching around I found this fantastic video which you should definitely check out, has a pile of great tips for how to shed the pounds: http://tinyurl.com/lose-weight-be-happy

      I really hope this helps, the fact that you're looking for help is a great start!

      Good luck :)

  20. QUESTION:
    bad eating leads to weight loss?
    lately,on an average day i am VERY busy, i wake up, take a vitamin supplement, grab a chocolate bar on the way into work for energy. throughtout the day i will have a cup of coffee, and a crisp packet and probably another chocolate bar..or two, from the vending machines.
    When i get home i will have some soup or something low in calories and rich in vitamins and minerals to make up for my appaulling diet in the day.

    but somehow, i have not gained any weight..lost some if anything!!...do i continue to eat like this? as it seems to be working?? or will i suffer from some delayed metabolic reaction and inflate to an obese size

    (trying to loose some weight with NO time to be healthy about it)

    • ANSWER:
      You ALWAYS have the option to be healthy... weather you have time or not.

      Replace the chocolate bars with a protien bar that is low in fat.

      You need to be eating more fruit. Keep an apple or 2 in your desk or your bag.

      You're only losing weight because your calorie intake is low in comparison to your calorie burning. Which is the right way to lose weight.
      But you are going to start noticing some bad side effects if you don't start replacing the crap with good snacks!

      You are wreaking havoc on your blood sugar levels!!!

      You have time to eat... you have time to eat healthy!

  21. QUESTION:
    Would I have lost any weight/ would this hike have been worth it if I ate an energy bar?
    If I walked 4 hilly miles without stopping and at a fast pace, and ate a 240 calorie bar during the hike, would it have been worth it? For weight loss purposes?

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  22. QUESTION:
    Could my aunt have lost tons of weight because of energy drinks?
    My aunt has lost tons of weight in the past 6 months. Her husband says she's eating less and she's not exercising. I went to her house this weekend and saw tons of energy drinks, about 5 cases.

    Could energy drinks be the cause or contributor of her weight loss?

    We are really worried about her. Thanks for your help

    • ANSWER:
      Energy drinks can effect the kidneys, she shouldn't drink too many
      not to mention caffeine is a drug, and will rot your teeth

  23. QUESTION:
    what type of fatty food is good for health/weight loss?
    Hi,
    I am trying to loose my weight. I go to gym everyday and eat vegetables only. But I feel that I should eat some fats to get energy for works. So please tell me what kind of fat should I eat everyday/alternate days to fast up my weight loss process. If I don't eat well I feel weak and don't get courage to go to gym at that time.

    • ANSWER:
      Good Sources Of Fat
      Salmon
      Mackerel
      Herring
      Anchovies
      Sardines
      Scallops
      Halibut
      Fish oil supplements (I use this brand)
      Peanuts
      Almonds
      Walnuts
      Cashews
      Natural peanut butter
      Olive oil (extra-virgin)
      Flax seeds
      Flax seed oil
      Pumpkin seeds
      Sunflower seeds

  24. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a good weight loss solution?
    I am 17 years of age and I weigh 180lbs and I am 5' 10". I am trying to drop down to 150lbs relatively fast. I have tried many various weight loss things such as the energy drink "Redline", counting calories, and there was also some weight loss equation that I was told about that calculates your daily calorie intake to lose 1lb a week but forgot what it was.

    Anyways, my main concern is that I dont know what little things I can do to help lose weight. Would drinking lots of water and eating only when Im hungy instead of grazing help? I know I might sound a little slow in the head do to my curiousity in this subject. But I was hoping that the community of Yahoo! Answers would help me out and recommend something to help me lose weight, or give me any input of any kind?

    (ex. any pills, workout routines, food intake, or any personal things you did to lose weight.)

    Thanks alot for taking the time to read this. It means alot to me.

    Serious Answers Only Please.

    -David B.

    • ANSWER:
      Drinking lots of water and eating only when you're hungry would definitely help.
      Apart from that:
      - lots of exercise
      - eating bran and other foods rich in fibre
      - drinking herb teas (green tea, chamomile, mint)
      - eating lots of fruit and vegetables
      - cutting down on fats and sugars.

      I'm sure you can find more solutions if you browse the 10 000 answers on the same topic here :)

  25. QUESTION:
    Why do I have more energy eating less?
    Over the weekend I started really cleaning up my diet. Not only eating healthy, but smaller portions at meals along with healthy snacks. For example, yesterday I had 1242 calories. Previously it was at least 1800 with a mix of junk and healthy stuff. I was usually tired. Now I have more energy and feel great! I've also lost 2 pounds this week without being hungry or feeling deprived. :) Obviously eating less will cause weight loss, but why am I not hungry and have more energy? I'm not complaining, just wondering why and is this is normal?
    I am doing Turbo Fire for exercise. Due to a heart condition, I never use energy drinks, besides I'm one of the weird people who caffeine puts to sleep rather than act as a stimulant :0

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes your body uses energy stored from days before. Lack of energy from eating too little could take an entire month to kick in, so be mindful of that. But if less calories is subsequent of healthier meal choices, not just smaller portions, it actually will result in more energy. Exercise and healthy eating will both make you feel better about yourself, so naturally, you shouldn't be tired. Otherwise, you may be eating a bit too little. But it doesn't sound that way in your case, so good luck <3

  26. QUESTION:
    How can i lose weight and become healthier while still having energy? (17 yrs old)?
    I am a 17 year old male who is 170lbs and 5'7.

    My overall problem was that i kept eating a swimmers/water polo player diet even when i quit the sports. So i gained quite a bit of weight.

    I believe that with my muscle/fat compositions, the healthy weight would be about 140-150lbs , so i need to lose about 20-25 pounds.

    The problem is that school is about to start and i get incredibly tired during the school day which leads me to eat numerous energy bars and drinks in a deliberate attempt to gain energy. I suppose the problem lies in my sleep, i sleep about 3-4 hours during the school year (8 AP classes) But i will try to change that as well.

    I eat good, at least mostly, i mean, most of the things i eat at home are organic and healthily cooked but i suppose i eat too much chocolate products.

    Anyways, can someone make me a suggestion for dieting/working out , etc, that will lead to weight loss and give me energy at the same time?

    Thanks to everyone !
    Thanks for the answers everyone

    I take vitamin supplemants and eat lots of fruit/vegetables so i think im fine for iron/b-class vitamins.

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  27. QUESTION:
    Weight loss, dieting, looking good, lots of energy?
    Let me dish out the basics -
    Age: 16
    Weight: 165

    Okay so, for the last 5 weeks, I've been excercising a lot, 4 hours max. at the gym. Strength & weight training - 30 mins. Cardio - 30 mins. Swimming - an hour. I started seeing results so far, I haven't been weighing myself, and I don't want to just yet. (Stupid, I know.)

    Anyway - When it comes down to eating the proper foods, this is where I'm a bit confused. I'm aware that I have to eat foods low in fat, or non fat. Complex carbs & enough protein in order to build muscle and burn more fat/calories. Due to my weight, I'm suppose to consume atleast 1,200 to 1,800 calories per day in order for my body to function properly and my metabolism to increase.

    But this is where I'm stuck ... I don't know what to eat, really. At times I get real confused, I don't know how much carbs I'm suppose to consume, and even though my goal is to burn fat, I'm still suppose to eat it at some point, from what I've been told. My friend told me

    • ANSWER:
      You should buy a book on nutrition or see a nutritionist. Nutrition can be kind of complicated. There is SO much to learn. Good job on your exercising. Make sure to continue to lift weights to increase your metabolism. Dont Overworkout either. Your body needs a break. And dont weigh yourself until your ready. An alternative to weighing yourself? Take photos of yourself. Thats what I do because I hate the scale. Also, you will go through ups and downs through your weight loss process. Dont quit. If you have a bad day, just start back up the next day. Good luck and keep up the good work! (Also, dont become obsessed about counting calories. I dont count calories. I just eat foods that I know are healthy.)

      Some nutrition tips off the top of my head:
      Dont eat anything with MSG in it (monosodium glutamate), which is in all kinds of foods at grocery stores and in all foods in fast food restaurants. Read nutrition labels when shopping.

      Shop on the peremeter of a grocery store.

      Eat natural, organic foods.

      Eat a veggie/fruit with every meal.

      Eat frequently throughout the day so you dont binge. (I eat healthy snacks like low fat cheese and veggies/fruits between meals)

      Read all nutrition labels and you are suppossed to purchase foods that have the least amount of ingredients.

      Dont get any processed foods.

      Drink lots of water (8-10 glasses a day) You should only be drinking water (no caffeine or pop, juice, etc.)

      Limit sugar.

      Purchase a daily multivitamin from a health foods store.

      Get omega 3's each week by eating salmon, tuna, peanut butter, flaxseed.

      Okay, thats all I have for now. Email me if you have any more questions. Take care!

  28. QUESTION:
    will it effect my weight loss if i take Jack3d?
    I have been bulking for about a year now and decided to finally start cutting weight. im eating EXTREMELY healthy and doing high reps now when i lift. i lift about 4 days a week and want to continue taking "Jack3d" purely for the energy boost. will this little creatine in Jack3d effect my weight loss.

    FYI ive already been doing this for about 2 weeks and lost 8 pounds but now its getting harder to shed the weight and i didnt know if its because of the creatine

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  29. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of any particularly good weight loss supplements?
    Does anyone know of any particularly good weight loss supplements?
    I’m looking for something to help curb my appetite (not to replace a meal, just curb the hunger between meals) and boost my energy, but not make me jittery.

    I’m just looking for a good supplement that is legal, helpful and over the counter.

    I’m not trying to lose massive amounts of weight but I feel like I need a little boost to go with my better eating habits and exercise.
    I think I will try the whole chocolate thing!

    • ANSWER:
      The first thing to learn about weight loss supplements is how and why different types work so that you can find the best one for your own body. There are some good articles posted here that explain how and why different types of diet pills work. http://www.weightlossfatloss.us/diet_pills.asp Find the right one and they work great.

  30. QUESTION:
    Can you answer these questions about weight loss please (Not school work)?
    how come when you lose weight slowly the right way it stays off no matter what you eat? I can eat now without gaining weight back when i couldnt before. I do count calories and exercise though, but even when i go over i still dont gain it.

    How come your body goes to its fat deposits for energy after 15 mins of exercise instead of going to your muscle?

    If you could explain the differnce of weight loss and how its kept off Diet & exercise verses Starving yourself that would be great too. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      It is likely that your metabolism is established at a very quick rate now since you exercise, so your body processes food faster.

      For your second question, think about ancestral humans. They had to walk or run for long distances, and if 15 minutes into their journeys their body started breaking down muscle, it would have been bad news. It is likely that natural selection chose for human metabolisms that broke down stored fat for energy rather than precious muscle that is so hard to build in the first place.

      When you starve yourself, your metabolism almost shuts down, so that you can function on a very small calorie budget. Weight loss is difference because from building muscle and being persistent with cardio, your body breaks down your fat preserves, and your metabolism speeds up so that you are consistently burning more calories than you are taking in.

  31. QUESTION:
    Im eating, at the most, 900 calories a day? Good or bad for weight loss?
    I'm trying to shed about 20-30 pounds as soon as possible! I'm in the military and got an injury during training. The time I spend on light/limited duty set back my Physical Training and I GAINED LBS! Now I'm paying for it. I've been in the gym 6days a week for the last month or so, lost a little less than 10lbs. My workouts kick off with LOTS of cardio, about 60+ minutes(ellipticals, treadmill, bike, stepmill - all which I vary in speed and resistance during those stations). I dont about 30 mins of resistance training on some of the machines. Does this sound like a surefire plain to continue to lose LBS.? I drink plenty of water throughout the day, and eat healthy. Within my diet, im not to concerned about carbs(i feel i need that energy due to only taking in 900cals)? Is this a reasonable mindset to have? Eat fruits, whole grain cereal, whole wheat bread/wraps, Fat Free Skim Milk, Egg-Beaters, Grilled Chicken Breast. Only 900 Cals, I'm 5'7, 21/M , 195lbs, 900cal safe?

    • ANSWER:
      You obviously know nothing about nutrition, the safe way the lose weight and human physiology. First of all the human brain alone requires 800 calories alone daily just to function. Your caloric intake should be around 1200 per day. You should aim to lose no more than 10 pounds per month. Eat a balanced diet of fresh vegetables and fruits, 100% whole grains, nuts, legumes, leaner cuts of meat or meat substitutes, poultry,etc. As far as exercise: gaining muscle mass will speed up you metabolism and is heavier than fat that you lose. Watch water intake. Electrolyte replacements is what you need to be paying attention to. Too much water will lead to water intoxication and potential death if not caught in time. Get with a trainer that knows what he's is doing. Remember, your goal is to be trimmer and healthier than when you started this program.

  32. QUESTION:
    Weight Loss FAQS, How tos? Im completely lost.. please help. How do YOU lose weight?
    Ok So i need to lose 50 lbs.

    im on my feet all day, eat a healthy breakfast, chicken with salad for lunch, and sometimes dinner. some how i keep gaining weight. bah. im desperate for a healthy way to lose it and keep it off, heck help my metabolism!!!

    i wont take diet pills they make me sick
    i must eat for energy for work, i cant starve
    i work like 12-15 hour shifts, i must sleep at leat 7-8 hours, i dont have time to get to the gym, ect.
    i dont eat crap or fast food, i choose grilled items, home made foods,low fat,low calorie, proteins, high fiber, fruits, veggies, ect,

    im so confused that i must be doing something wrong, if im supposedly eating right and yet im still gaining weight, what is going on? how do you lose weight?

    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      gotta count calories its the only thing that works drink water or diet drinks, unsweet tea,etc so you dont waste calories on your drink. Around 1200 should drop you quick

  33. QUESTION:
    Venom Hyperdrive for weight loss?
    I'm thinking about trying this product. I do watch what I eat and have loss weight with my diet habits and exercising. However, I seem to have hit a standing point, since my body has gotten used to my exercise routine and diet. I do switch my exercise routine around. I need to lose at least 20 pounds.

    Has anyone lost weight with this product? I do know it gives you energy.

    • ANSWER:
      i've been taking venom hyperdrive for a year on and off... it does work if you use it right. i've actually lost 20 pounds probably in the last six months, and 30 in the last year.

      so here's how i use it: i take half a capsule with breakfast. it makes me feel like i've had a giant cup of coffee, and it also kind of puts me in a good mood (probably some kind of caffeine addiction... haha). occasionally it makes me feel a tiny bit jittery, but usually not. to split the capsule in half i work the two jelly things apart with my fingers and then fill the smaller half almost to the top by squeezing the powder out of the larger half (you will see what i mean if you try them). but if you try to swallow it while it's open like that it tastes really bad, so i stuff both tops with a tiny wadded up piece of tissue. i swallow one of the halves, and save the other half for the next day. if i take the whole pill it makes me totally jittery, so i just recommend taking half and if you feel like it's not enough try taking the whole thing a few days later.

      anyway, they will take away a lot of your appetite. and you will have a lot of energy. but if you keep eating a ton of food anyway, then they obviously won't work. so you just should let the appetite suppressant do its job and try to eat only when you're actually hungry. this stuff is the best.

  34. QUESTION:
    Strength training in a weight loss program?
    One always hears how strength training is good for a weight loss program, or how permanently switching to a better diet and incorporating strength training will add muscle and bring down the fat level.

    How is this possible, though? Doesn't the body need a surplus of caloric intake (relative to stable rate) in order to add muscles, and a deficit of calories to burn fat? How do those two elements go together?

    My guess would be that eating the biggest meal of the day, with slightly more protein than usual, following a strength training session will result in a "surplus" of calories for a short "time window" (say, the 3 hours following a workout) and in that time frame, the body will actually use energy/protein to build muscle. Once one goes back to small portions, the body will once again resort to burning fat instead of building muscles.

    So basically, strength training with weight loss is possible, although the strength gains will be lesser than usual, and the weight loss slower?

    • ANSWER:
      The only time that you need to be in a caloric surplus to add muscle is when you are at low fat percentages. However, you will need a surplus of NUTRIENTS (especially carbs and protein) to add muscle.

      For example, someone who weighs 200 lbs and has 20% body fat will have a lean mass of 160 lbs and a resting metabolic rate of around 1950 calories per day.

      If he eats 250 grams of carbs, 130 grams of protein, and 40 grams of fat per day, he will get adequate protein and carbohydrates while only consuming 1880 calories per day.

      This will put him in a caloric deficit even when you do not factor in the calories that he will be burning from exercise. If he is lifting weights, he will be gaining muscle while slowly losing fat due to the caloric deficit.

      Here is an article about muscle growth and a calorie estimator for gaining muscle while losing fat.
      http://www.spartafit.com/main/muscle%20growth.php
      http://www.spartafit.com/main/calories%20for%20toning%20up.php

      Also, the increased muscle from working out will burn more calories.

  35. QUESTION:
    Weight loss plateau - how, what, why?
    Everybody keeps saying that losing weight is easy as long as your body uses more energy than you eat. But it doesn't seem to be that simple.

    About 5 months ago I started to lose weight. I ate about 1500 calories and no more than 45g of fat or sugar. I also started to exercise at least 3 times a week. I've lost 15lbs in about 3 months, slow, but as long as it was going down I was happy.
    About two months ago the weight loss got less and less and finally stopped completely about a month ago. Also about a month ago I figured my body needs less energy now at my lower weight and I've reduced my calories to 1200-1300 and less than 35g of fat and sugar. I've also ramped up the exercise and now work out twice a week in the gym (cardio/weights according to fitness trainer program, switched once a month) and also started rowing twice a week for 1.5 hours. Saturday I often go for 1-2hours walk or bike ride.

    I'm doing better than I ever have in my entire life, but the weight isn't budging. It's so frustrating. I still need to lose another 12lbs to reach what is considered my ideal weight which is still slightly above my goal. What can I do?
    I'm 152lbs at 5'8.
    Thanks Thor. Thinking about it, what I eat probably is the problem, I do eat a lot of processed food. I'm an always on the go person. I'm really committed though, I want to lose the weight. What is not processed food though?
    Cereals, milk, yogurt, cold cuts, anything frozen would all be considered processed correct?
    Is it basically fresh meat and fresh veggies with whole grain bread kind of deal?
    Do you have any links or recipes or anything to get me started?

    • ANSWER:
      1200 calories isn't enough for that much exercise even if you are 100 lbs and I'm assuming you are more than that if you still want to lose 12 lbs. No matter what anyone tells you, calories aren't all the same and they affect your body differently. 35g of bad fat isn't even close to 35g of good fat (omega 3-6). Good fats are needed to produce fat burning and muscle building hormones. Sugar makes it very hard to lose fat (if not impossible if you eat too much), because it will raise insulin much more than other foods. Insulin suppresses the production of fat burning hormones and it is impossible for your body to burn fat with high levels of circulating insulin. If I wasn't eating super healthy foods (natural, no processed foods) in 5 balanced meals a day, I wouldn't waste my time working out and losing fat, because I wouldn't get the results I want. When you are on a calorie deficit diet and exercising (especially weight training), you can't afford to eat anything but healthy foods or you won't get the nutrition your body NEEDS. With the exception of your cheat day (you should have one) you are over eating that day, so it's ok to have some junk food. A cheat day will help you with losing fat.

      Edit: Now that I seen how much you weight, it's safe to say that you very likely slowed your metabolism way down. Don't eat any sugar, white flour or processed foods during the week (save them for your cheat day) and stick to FAT BURNING healthy foods and you WILL lose all the fat you want. You should get almost all of your fats from good fats and avoid trans and saturated fats because one helps and the other hinders your progress. It takes a healthy body to really burn the fat and nothing will make you more healthy than 5 balanced healthy meals a day and exercise.

  36. QUESTION:
    Need advice on nutrition/weight loss, please! (preferably from a trainer or nutritionist)?
    I weigh 165 and would like to lose 35 pounds in the next few months.
    For the last month I have been working out 4-5 times a week for 30 to 60 minutes at a time. I do cardio/ resistance training. I eat healthy ( lean meats, no red meat, no refined carbs). Drinking water etc. No alcohol. Basically all of the right things to do and really strict about it.
    I have only lost 2 pounds!!
    Is there a energy supplement that might be helpful to boost my energy or weight loss. Any suggestions on what to add to kick start this program would help...Thanks!
    oh yeah, I'm 5'7. If anyone needs that info..
    As far as a normal day, my eating schedule is:
    Breakfast: Protein Shake with Fruit (mixed berries)
    Lunch: Chicken Salad or Quinoa/Tomato Wrap
    Green Tea
    Dinner: Turkey Burger or Chicken Burger with veggies..
    Every once in a while another protein shake.
    (That's all-every day)

    • ANSWER:
      well if your doing the same thing all those days then that's why, otherwise keep going and it will show results:]

  37. QUESTION:
    In this day of weight loss, how can someone put on a few pounds quickly?
    Everyone is trying to lose weight by deiting, etc, but I am about 160lbs 6'1" 20yr old male and I am in great shape but I want to bulk up my arms for my job, it requires intense energy and weight lifting, sometimes the weights are too heavy for me because of my weight, I am aiming to gain 4-10lbs a month but the more the better because I can turn most of it into muscle. I just quit smoking 3 weeks ago, which I was doing about half a pack a day(10 cigarettes/day), so now I hardly eat anything, I try but I just feel full after a few bites, I tried to not eat anything for a day, then at the end when I eat a full meal I feel bloated. What can I do to get my appetite back? I need to gain the weight in 2 months time tops so I can go to the beach without looking like a rubberband. Thanks for tips!!

    • ANSWER:
      Try drinking 'supplegen' or 'nourishment'/'nutrament' drinks. They are filling and calorific, and can help in weight gain, and also when you can't face eating meals. Also try build -up shakes. Good luck.

  38. QUESTION:
    Weight Loss, Any Health Nuts? Bodybuilders? Personal Trainers...?
    Ok i have a couple questions but first i want to be honest in how ive done this. Ok im 26yrs old and 6' tall. I was 230lbs five months ago. Now in the past Ive been a gym rat etc. but its been a while. I wanted to drop alot of weight fast and ive been very successful. I am down to 185lbs. I lost the weight with very little work. My diet has been EXTREMELY healthy and very little intake. I have done two days no eating third day eat alot but try to be healthy about it. Anyway im not asking for constructive criticism on my weight loss ways. Im aware this isnt the "proper" way to lose weight. However it works for me and makes me feel REALLY good... in other words no energy loss etc. Heres my question. I still have some "body" fat that is left. And I do feel a little bit of muscle loss involved in my recent weigth loss. If i continue this habit until my desired weight of 170 will i continue to lose muscle mass? If so, what are your recommendations on muscle gain and fat loss?

    • ANSWER:
      If you continue the way you eat you will lose muscle along with the fat. The key to maintaining the muscle mass is to eat one gram of protein per pound of body weight, recommended for active people. This is just enough to maintain the muscle. Another thing is by increasing your protein intake, it will increase your metabolism, which will essentially help you lose the fat. And don't forgot about carbs, they are not that bad if eaten moderately, they too help in the muscle building process. Good Fats (poly and mono) are great as well, they help you feel full with-out all the bad side affects of sat fats. You seem to have everything else in-line up to this point.

  39. QUESTION:
    What can cause unexplained weight loss? What can you do to put it back on?
    My husband is 5'9" tall, and has been loosing weight for the last couple of years. He is down to 107 pounds. His doctor has run all kinds of tests and can not figure out what is causing it. We have tried the high carbohidrate drink powder that .you get at the health food stores. He drinks Boost, eats ice cream, cookies, etc., and still does not gain weight. The more he eats the more he moves his bowels. The food just seems to pass right through him, if he looses any more he is going to be nothing but a sceletin covered by flesh. He has no energy, and is very sleepy. Can anyone make suggestions for what we should try, or tests that could maybe identify what is wrong?

    • ANSWER:
      Had he been tested for hyperthyroid? That would be my first guess.

  40. QUESTION:
    Weight loss problem What should I do?
    Most people say to eat breakfast and then youll eat less during the day... but I have a problem im not hungry when I wake up and im not hungry untill around 5:00pm (dinner time) But when i eat breakfast i get terribly hungry throughout the whole day and it causes me to eat tons (about 3000 calories uncontrollably) I don't eat junk food or anything but it always makes me gain weight... apparently eating only 1 meal a day is terribly unhealthy but i still have the energy to do all my normal stuff such as walking and i never feel hungry unless i eat :S????? Everyone says you gain weight if you dont eat such and such meals at such and such times but I really only am hungry like once???? Will this cause me to gain weight because the 5-6 meals a day just packs it on and i notice weight loss when im eating less:/ Dont tell me eat smaller meals a day because I can't without feeling overly hungry i need big meals or i don't have the will to do anything because all I want to do is eat... Also Ive tried not eating carbs for breafkast no luck though im still hungry during the day I figure once i start eating I dont want to stop?

    • ANSWER:
      How hard are you really trying to change your eating habits? You said youself and I quote....'Dont tell me eat smaller meals a day because I can't without feeling overly hungry i need big meals or i don't have the will to do anything because all I want to do is eat...

      You said that you don't have the WILL to do it. How late in the evening do you eat? Try not eating 4 hours before you go to sleep. If you go to bed at 10pm than eat dinner at 6pm and have it be light. Eat your largest meal of the day for lunch or at midday.

  41. QUESTION:
    Is there such a thing as 'Starvation effect' that prevents weight loss when dieting?
    I've been successfully losing weight for about the last five to six months (about 3 and a half stones so far), but recently the loss has begun to plateau, and it's making me kind of cranky. I started at 20st5, and I'm aiming for around 15st. I'm eating a varied diet of around 1200-1400 calories a day, and doing an hour of heart-rate monitored aerobic exercise 4-5 times a week at the Gym (Bike and treadmill: the machines say I'm burning approx 800 calories per session). My job is extremely sedentary. Some friends have mentioned a 'Starvation effect' where I might be consuming *too little* and my metabolism is slowing down to compensate. I thought weight loss was a simple matter of 'Energy in, Energy out'. Is it possible that I am eating too little or doing too much exercise? Stepping on the scales each week and only seeing a 1lb loss (if anything) is a little disheartening, but I know I've got further to go.

    • ANSWER:
      1lb is good at this point. Thats what you should be losing- but I would vary the exercise more.

  42. QUESTION:
    can eating chocolate spread on toast and drinking latte's alone help you lose weight?
    I normally eat nutella chocolate spread on plain not buttered toast i have about 4 pieces or 2 if im not that hungry at a time with a big mug of latte or cappachino or just plain coffee , but will just eating choclate spread on plain toast and drinking coffee help me lose wieght? because the chocolate spread on toast thing is ment to be good for you becuase nutella releases energy slowly so you don't need to eat a lot through the day and stuff but will eating only this all the time help me lose wieght?? and whats the best food and drink for weight loss without eating horrible plain jane no flavour stuff :(

    • ANSWER:
      Calories in. Calories out. You'll lose weight if you burn more than you eat. Even if all that you eat is in chocolate. A side affect of this diet would be extreme malnutrition though...

  43. QUESTION:
    What Weight loss company is the most effective for the client?
    Is there one program that really works without "fix quick" methods and just helps you eat better and live healthier after you have lost the weight? I want a program that will not require me to take any energy or protein bars, just a vitamin as I already do... Does it exist?
    ok, other than weight watchers??

    • ANSWER:
      You should try LA WeightLoss,or Jenny Craig.LA WeightLoss actually worked for me,for awhile.I stopped eating as healthy and gained the weight back.

  44. QUESTION:
    Can not eating enough carbohydrates cause loss of energy?
    I do cardio 6 days a week for 30-45 minutes in the morning. I also do weight lifting in the afternoon..two muscle groups per session. I also do housework during the day, so im on my feet a lot. And lately I have been constantly feeling lightheaded and tired, fatigued all the time whenever I start to get active. The only thing I can think of is I could not be eating enough carbs. I eat complex carbs but at the end of the day when I subtract all the fiber, it only comes out to 150g of actual carbs a day, for a 2,000 calorie diet. Could this be the reason? And also last night I ate 3 slices of cinnamon raisin bread and got a whole bunch of energy. I also drink plenty of water 1-1.5 gallon a day

    Im female, 22, 5'5" and weigh 140

    • ANSWER:
      You might be short on carbs. You might be short on calories in general. And you might have a vitamin deficiency. The only way to figure it out is to try different solutions and see what works.

      I'm sure you know how to get carbs and calories. But the most likely vitamins you could be lacking are iron (iron deficiencies are common in women), vitamin C (which is needed to absorb iron), and B vitamins. Start paying attention to your intake of these vitamins. Eat citrus fruits when you eat meat or leafy greens, so you get C and iron at the same time. A multivitamin might be a good idea, but calcium inhibits your iron absorption, so bear that in mind. Calcium-Magnesium pills are also a good idea, as is a banana every day (for potassium).

      There's also such a thing as too much water. You're not drinking a dangerously large amount, but lots of water can actually make vitamin and electrolyte deficiencies worse. So try keeping your water intake at 1 gallon, just in case. And if you're feeling lightheaded, see if Gatorade, Propel, or one of those other sports drinks makes you feel better.

  45. QUESTION:
    Another weight loss question... easy 10 points?
    How would this affect weight loss.

    I eat really healthy. Im a vegetarian and eat mainly fruits veggies somtimes yogurt (after workout) When I have things like bread and pasta i have the whole wheat variety. I eat alot of chick peas. So basically I stay away from simple carbs and saturated/trans fats.

    I workout 5 times a week. I do either 30 mins running 1hour walking at 10 incline or stair master for 15 mins.

    How will this affect weight loss. I feel better for the most part. I have more energy when I work out and I can feel myself getting fitter. However when i put my pants on they feel tighter. What is this? I feel like i should be dropping pounds fast.

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    Whats a good way to find a weight loss suppliment there are so many to choose from?
    I don't need to loose a lot of weight just something to help boost my metabolism give me some energy and mostly loose water weight...I work out about four days a week for three hours a day and eat healthy I just want a little extra help

    • ANSWER:
      I found supps never worked any better in weight loss, but doing High Intensity Interval Training & weights training Have made me burn fat at a faster rate along with a healthy diet containing complex carbs, protein & healthy Fats.

      Hope this helped good luck!

  47. QUESTION:
    Eating Beef Jerky for breakfast for weight loss?
    I'm going to try it.

    Breakfast: 100 calorie pack of Beef Jerky

    Lunch: An apple (150)

    Dinner: A salad (300)

    or

    4 celery stalks w/ 10 carrots -100

    So it would be Protein, Carb and Carb. Should I replace the salad or celery w/ carrots with another 100 cal bag of jerky?

    Protein= fat-burning right?
    Carb= energy/potential fat

    • ANSWER:
      Technically that would work, and the less carrots the better...if you can handle this diet, then try Atkins.

  48. QUESTION:
    When should I see weight loss results in my physical appearance?
    I have been doing Insanity and Zumba Exhilarate for about two weeks now and have also been watching what I eat and adding some healthier choices in the mix. When should I see results? I notice I have more energy, but just wondering when I will be able to actually tell that I am losing weight or inches?

    • ANSWER:
      Aim for 3 months and then when it comes before that it will be a great surprise! : )

  49. QUESTION:
    A question for Moms who have been fighting the weight loss battle for years?
    and finally won. How'd you do it? I'm well aware that you have to make healthy food choices and exercise is important. I can eat right, no problem but I'm having the hardest time making time to exercise. I work 40 hours a week, I have a 6 month old, I do all the cooking and cleaning at home...I'm wiped out. I just can't find the energy to work out....I'm ready to lose this weight any advice? Thanks for your answers.

    • ANSWER:
      I haven't won the battle yet... but there are a lot of gyms that have on site child care. It is nice because you can drop off baby, grab a quick class or 2, and take a shower by yourself. Lol. The shower part is the big seller for me!

  50. QUESTION:
    whats better weight loss. jog/walk for an hour and not sweat/lose energy. or sprint/jog 10minutes, exhausation?
    so, you jog / walk for an hour. from 7pm to 8pm at night. you don't sweat, or lose energy, and muscles don't hurt.

    or you sprint till you have to slow down, than you walk / jog, and than sprint again till you have to walk / jog. repeat this about 8 times. *roughly 10+minutes* during the morning. at about either 6am. or 10am.

    P.S. i once lost 6kg *83kg to 77kg* by doing the jog / walk, for an hour. but since the flooding in my town i stopped, and i went back up to 83kg.

    but will i lose weight faster than that, if i look out what i eat *wake up, have shower, sprint / jog till exhausted. jog / walk home. eat breakfast. go on about day, eat lunch and eat dinner*

    • ANSWER:
      Both - mix it up. One or the other probably won't work.


Eating For Energy Diet

Written By: admin - Nov• 03•11

Our eating habits can play very crucial roles in our attempt for a fitter and healthier body. The actual main goal of healthy eating is to take in a variety of foods so that we will get the proper amount of nutrients and energy, less the much calories that are not needed by our body. Therefore, our attempt to eat healthy is so important so that we will remain fit, we will have a proper functioning of body, and we can also stay away from diseases and other health problems.

Given below are 7 healthy eating suggestions and tips so that you will stay fit and feel light all the time. Read on and consider.

  1. Since there are now more and more low-fat products anywhere, as much as your powers can, stay away from excessive fats. You will still be able to enjoy those little luxuries, like ice cream, milk, cheese, and the others, only consume those that are fat-free.
  2. Buy and take only those products that are low in sodium and salt. It is always safe and wise to check the information on nutrition that are always found at the back of packages and labels so you will see the sodium content of the food you are buying. Salt should also be avoided and replaced by natural herbs that can add spices and flavor.
  3. Do not use and take up additives too. There are chicken, fish, and even meat that do not contain additives. There are also stores that sell out organic food products.
  4. It will also do you good if you will starch. Starch coming from foods like grain products, grain, corn, and potatoes that are produced through digestion can be converted into sugar, which in turn will supply our body the needed energy so that we can perform our daily tasks and rituals.
  5. Try to consume different kinds of foods in amounts that are moderately done for your body. Eat everything in moderate amounts only. This will surely give you a variety of flavors to savor and at the same time it will also be a good practice and habit for you not to eat too much.
  6. In order that you will avoid weight gain, stay away from sweetened foods. Like juices and soft drinks, artificial sweeteners are really doubted whether they really help in regulating our body weight. No matter what other women are claiming about these sweeteners, one can never be sure if they are really beneficial or not.
  7. And you have to stick to a high-fiber and low-cholesterol dishes so that you will stay healthy always. It would also be wise to eat a raw food with the cooked one. This is because the enzymes that are present in the raw food that you will eat can help in the digestion of the cooked ones. This complete and proper digestion will aid you in having a healthy body.

These are just simple suggestions and tips that anyone can do in the effort to have a healthy and fit body. Once properly followed, they can become a habit which will be an important part of your daily routine. Remember that prevention is always a lot better than cure, especially in this time in our economy that prices are unstable and fluctuating. So it will pay to be safe than sorry.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    i dont know what to do about my diet?(eating disorder related)?
    i cant eat normally. I cannot eat three meals a day, because i feel shit and sluggish. I cant eat more than an apple in the morning otherwise my energy is depleted. I can't eat small packets of sweets, i have to have huge ones. I can't have big meals because they make me sluggish, and bloated. I can't eat things i don't LOVE otherwise i feel guilty because i should have eaten that instead of what i ate, sort of like wasting my calories?
    btw, i dont calorie count, but sometimes i let it help me decide on what i want.
    i like sweets because they give me instant satisfaction, but i also love vegetables, they make me feel almost as good as when i eat sweets.
    I love diet coke/diet energy drinks to give me a kick, and i love coffee.
    i CANNOT portion control,at all!! like where do you start? i have to eat it all, like food is a drug or something?
    is there exercises you can do with your mind to help you relax around food, not think about it or fret about it (atleast in a negative way, thinking about food is fine), or think about what you're going nto eat next?
    whenever i eat something i need more and more and more food.
    I LOVE eating nothing all day then eating a massive bag of sweets at the end of the day, and maybe some veg and chicken or something.

    Why is it that ive never put on weight while eating nothing all day and then eating in the evening?

    i havent been doing this for a long time, but trying to eat regularly gives me no energy, makes me think about food more, i suppose it makes me put on weight, and i dont FEEL good. I then feel so shitty i just binge n purge.

    Yes i have an eating disorder (anorexia and now bulimia), but i cant get help for it because of where i live the agencies and psych's are shit and i'll have to wait a year till im over 18 and can see adult psych's. But im not being funny, they do NOT help. im all for self help :) and dont say i need to see someone because i have for a year and im in the worse place now because theyve drilled into me that i need to eat a certain way, and because i hate it and dont enjoy it i binge and purge even more.

    if information about metabolism etc didnt plague my mind,i think i wouldnt eat till about 5pm, is this so bad if it makes me feel good?

    Help! i just dont know what to do! i want to relax and eat how i'd like to!

    • ANSWER:
      Skip the shrinks and get a dietitian. Different foods effect people very differently. While you may not be gaining weight now with your binge habits you most likely will as you get older and your metabolism naturally slows down. Eating regular meals keeps your metabolism working throughout the day and thus keeps it moving faster. The body is powered by sugars. All foods you eat are broken down into their component parts, vitamins, minerals, etc., and sugars. Candy gives you instant satisfaction because its pure sugar, but little or no nutrients. So you get the energy rush, but little else. I would highly suggest you find a good dietitian who can help you find the foods your body craves to nourish and power it. Perhaps a raw diet might be what you need where you eat raw foods, like nuts, vegetables, and even some meats/seafood.

  2. QUESTION:
    good eating diet or not? [tips? plus should i eat more?]?
    13, male, 5'3, 142 lbs.

    so, i don't eat breakfast usually at "the time".
    usually at 9 or 10.
    but its whatever i can find... so that doesn't help.
    i don't eat lunch... i eat at 3 or 4. again, whatever i can eat.
    dinner, i don't eat at "the time". usually at 9...

    my diet at least has rice in it everyday..
    and leftovers from restaurants...

    i drink 4 green tea bags a day. usually one in the morning, 2 midday, and 1 at night.
    i don't drink water as i used to;; maybe 2-3 glasses a day?
    few soda.

    fruits- every now and then.
    vegetables- ew. no. no way.

    advice please? ">>
    i bet your going to say its a bad food diet, but instead please tell me a way to eat more and gert my energy for the day and to lose weight?
    junk food**
    i eat that.
    chocolate every day
    both good answers! thanks ! but ill let the crew vote..
    thanks your answers helped me!

    • ANSWER:
      It doesn't matter what time you eat it just matters that you eat at least within the hour that you wake up to start and then in good portions of time throughout the day.

      You should be eating

      Lean meats, eggs, low fat dairy, seeds/nuts, fruit, vegetables, whole grains, oats, beans, etc.
      If it's a natural food that comes from the Earth chances are it's healthy. (things like 100 calorie packs and 10 calorie jello may be low in cals. but is NOT healthy at all!!)

      Natural/whole foods are the only true healthy things, this isn't saying you can't reward yourself with some ice cream or whatever every now and then but it certainly shouldn't be a part of your every day diet. Good luck!

  3. QUESTION:
    How do you find a good acupuncturist in your area?
    And can acupuncture help with the following:
    Mood
    Energy
    Diet- eating healthier
    I have searched in the yellow pages for an acupuncturist but am not having much luck. Thanks
    What has been your experience with acupuncture??

    • ANSWER:
      In the United States, board certified acupuncturists can be found through http://www.nccaom.org (website for the certifying body). This is a good starting place.

      Mood, and fatigue are both health complaints that Trad. Chinese Medicine (TCM) can address. Depending upon state law, TCM practitioners often can make diet recommendations, or suggest good reference materials.

  4. QUESTION:
    What's the best diet I can eat for maximum energy?
    Given that I work from 0730am-1630pm.

    • ANSWER:
      Omg when evr i eat eggs with 2 sausage links peice of toast, orange slices with it fills me up soo much and i'm roadrunner the whole day. May have more calories than some breakfast but not really since you feel full longer and don't need a snack later.

      Lost weight too

  5. QUESTION:
    whats the best diet to eat that would build muscle and give me mor energy?
    I already eat hella tuna,peanut butter,and alot of different fish. Just alot of stuff with protein and i was wantin to improve my diet for summer

    • ANSWER:
      raw meat

  6. QUESTION:
    Why do I have more energy eating less?
    Over the weekend I started really cleaning up my diet. Not only eating healthy, but smaller portions at meals along with healthy snacks. For example, yesterday I had 1242 calories. Previously it was at least 1800 with a mix of junk and healthy stuff. I was usually tired. Now I have more energy and feel great! I've also lost 2 pounds this week without being hungry or feeling deprived. :) Obviously eating less will cause weight loss, but why am I not hungry and have more energy? I'm not complaining, just wondering why and is this is normal?
    I am doing Turbo Fire for exercise. Due to a heart condition, I never use energy drinks, besides I'm one of the weird people who caffeine puts to sleep rather than act as a stimulant :0

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes your body uses energy stored from days before. Lack of energy from eating too little could take an entire month to kick in, so be mindful of that. But if less calories is subsequent of healthier meal choices, not just smaller portions, it actually will result in more energy. Exercise and healthy eating will both make you feel better about yourself, so naturally, you shouldn't be tired. Otherwise, you may be eating a bit too little. But it doesn't sound that way in your case, so good luck <3

  7. QUESTION:
    What's the best eating plan or diet plan for a 5 mile run?
    I've been running 2 miles a day. Last time I tried 4 but I took a five minute break half way. So what's the best way to gain energy while trying to lose weight? I'm going on a 700 calorie diet and running. What should do? Don't give me links write it out.

    • ANSWER:
      It’s hard to exercise just eating enough to cover your BMR (as to not get a lower metabolism) so you can use exercising to lose body fat but on a 700 calorie diet, you’re asking for trouble, not only sending your metabolism down the drain but not having enough energy to exercise properly.

      Wear a heart monitor so you can stay in your THR zone (Target Heart Rate) zone and never feel exhausted or out of breath as you should not have to take a five minute break half way (if you do, you could feel nausea or dizziness). Choose the Aerobic Zone for weight loss, 70 to 79% of your MHR (Maximum Heart Rate).

      Your MHR is 220 minus your age in 80% of cases...you might have a naturally lower or higher RHR (resting Heart Rate) so just adjust your heart monitor accordingly to how you feel. If you cannot say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious without having to take a couple of breaths...you need to slow down and walk for a minute.

      Warm up for 5 to 10 minutes until you get up in your zone (walking faster and faster until you reach your zone and start jogging), then stay in your zone, using walking to go back down when your heart beats get too fast because at 80%, you get into the Anaerobic Threshold Zone, when fat burning shuts down (it’s a good zone to improve cardiovascular health but not to lose body fat).

      Once you get down and under 70%, your watch beeps so you can resume jogging until it beeps again (when you reach 80%) so you start walking again, then your watch beeps again when you can resume jogging unless you feel “spent” and just keep walking slower and slower for 5 to 10 minutes to cool down (going back down through the Temperate Zone, 60-69%, the Healthy Heart Zone, 50-59%, and back down to you RHR).

      You should eat enough calories to cover your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) or your body will adapt to a low caloric intake and lower your metabolism, making it very hard for you to use your body fat. And then, as soon as you would eventually start eating normally again, you would make body fat very easily, because you would have a lower metabolism and therefore regain all the weight you lost and keep going up, unless you exercise A LOT. Also, if you’re younger than 21, you need to eat more when having a growth spurt so you don’t stunt your growth (you get ravenous).

      Women’s BMR:
      655 + (4.35 x weight in pounds) + (4.7 x height in inches) - minus (4.7 x age in years)

      Try to find 2 or 3 different aerobic activities to challenge your body in different ways (I walk/jog, bike and swim) as just walking/jogging would mostly be a lower body exercise.

      AND, most importantly, weigh train to gain muscle mass which is the weight loss miracle. As a woman, you only need to do calisthenics and use small weights. With more muscle mass, you look better, thinner, toner but also you are stronger so your aerobics get easier and more efficient and you burn more calories while exercising.
      Also carrying grocery bags/going up the stairs or anything else is so much easier when you have some muscles in your arms/legs.

      Once you get more muscle mass, your metabolism goes up on a 24/7 basis. Each pound of added muscle mass needs 35/50 calories a day to maintain (not even counting the calories for the exercise). It’s 12 to 18 thousand calories a year…it’s 3 to 5 pounds of body fat a year that you would either lose or at least not gain (if you eat too much). And that is just for one pound of extra added muscle mass.
      Also on those days when you’re resting and feeling a little soreness because your muscles are repairing stronger, you can rest assure that you’re burning a lot of calories even if you’re not moving.

      “What's the best eating plan or diet plan for a 5 mile run?” you asked.
      First and foremost, eat enough to cover your BMR and have a good high carbs meal about 2 hours prior to your run, so by then your stomach is empty (you cannot run if your stomach is still processing food) but you have a good high blood sugar level for energy.

      Sip water (like the equivalent of a cup/glass/8oz every 15/20 minutes...that should be automatic, I LOVE to drink water while exercising, otherwise, I’m not a big fan of water) and add some sugar to your water to replenish on the way if you need more energy.

      If you exercise more than 2 hours, then you’ll need sport drinks that contain electrolytes. Always use sport drinks (or Gatorade) when drinking more than 8 cups of liquid in a 2 hours window. Water intoxication (stupid people doing water drinking contests and dying) happens when you deplete the electrolytes and then your brain goes berserk.

  8. QUESTION:
    Energy bar diet for 3 weeks safe?
    I would eat 3 energy bars a day, total at about 500 calories a day, plus plenty of water and a multivitamin daily.

    The minimum calories I need a day is 1000 according to my doctor, I am very petite.

    This is just short term, to lose 3-5 pounds. After, I will resume healthy eating.

    • ANSWER:

  9. QUESTION:
    Have tried lower cal diet and exercise for 3mos w/ no results, any ideas?
    Thought I'd ask this as I am at kind of a loss as to what the cause could be.

    I have no problems with self-motivation or self-control on diets and exercise, but cant seem to get any results from a basic regime.

    I work out on average 5 times a week. A workout consists of 45minutes on an elliptical machine, which says I have burned ~500calories when finished. I also stretch for 10min after and do yoga maybe a few times a month. I dont work a job that is physically demanding so the workout is probably the only physical exertion i get all day besides walking about 20min to and from the train station.

    For food I eat an energy bar for breakfast (300cal) for lunch I usually eat something with carbs around 800-900 calories. Then work out at 7pm. Eat dinner of mostly salads and veggie soup that I make myself around 8.30pm at around 500cals. Which brings me to a total of around 1800cals/day.

    I have done this type of plan for 3mos 2 other times before with no results so I give up. I am 5'8 220lbs male that is 27yrs old. When I say no results I mean my weight hasnt changed more than +/-3lbs, with no change in %fat. Of course I am able to run more with less effort, more work needed to increase my heart rate, and I feel better, but no change in body composition. My base caloric level is around 2200 calories, so based on math alone I should be at a caloric deficit of ~900cals/day and over 3 mos mathematically it should have caused me to loose fat.

    The only reason I am trying something again is that I know I can lose the weight because I have done it before. 4 years ago I lived in Asia and with no attention to diet (eating many things that my mind said were bad foods that would cause me to gain weight) or exercise lost 40lbs over the course of 18mos. I just dont know why a heathly diet and exercise cant reproduce those results. When I moved back the US I kept up with a heathly diet like mentioned above, but the 40lbs back over the course of 2 years. It seems all the working out does is keep my weight the same in america, and when I stop I gained.

    Is it possible that my base caloric rate is much lower than calculated? Should I decrease calories more?

    • ANSWER:
      ya might be replacing body fat with muscle. never mind that if you have infact checked your body fat. i used to lift weights and run 5 miles and i was pretty lean. if it was cold out i would dress to sweat. and even when it was hot i would wear a sweat shirt. the weight lifting i would use light weight and do alot of reps. theres fat burners you could take . there is a body builder that works where i work and he takes the fat burners and he drinks alot of protein powered drinks. if you build muscle even when your at rest like sleeping the muscles burn calories. try to build muscle .it wont show it on a scale that you lost weight but the mirror will show it

  10. QUESTION:
    My diet call for eating no more than 1200 Cal/day. What is this energy in dietary Calories (Cal)?

    • ANSWER:
      "1200 cal/day" is already in dietary calories.

      You are getting confused between thermochemical calories and dietary calories. 1 dietary calorie = 1000 thermochemical calories (or 1 kcal).

  11. QUESTION:
    I have been eating a totally vegan diet for 2 months and had a 10 pound weight gain. Could it be from legumes?
    Perhaps I ate too many high calorie carbs like legumes and not enough green vegetables. I limited breads and soy to two or three times a week. I made my meals homemade in order to eliminate processed foods and eliminated sugar as well. I ate oatmeal with stevia for breakfast. Maybe I should try just vegetables. I never had cravings and fellt good except for somewhat low energy. I felt good about eating vegan and learned about it through the book by Alicia Silverstone the Kindness Diet. I do not know what to do because at my weight any increase is detrimental to my health. I recently had extensive medical testing and I have perfect health except for my weight which was 241 in June and since the vegan diet I am now 251. I was so happy to be eating healthy diet now I have to figure this out because I can't keep gaining.

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    A good eating plan to feel full and to get energy?
    I'm always so hungry. I'll eat something and still have to eat something else cause i wont be full. Or even if I'm not hungry I eat too much-how can i stop eating?!
    I am also looking for more energy.
    I'm not looking to lose a lot of weight but I want to stay at the healthy weight I am now and not gain weight which I kinda seem like im doing...
    anyways what kinds of food should i eat? I love sweets but I know thats not very healthy so any advice?
    And I wanted more energy because I'm taking a summer P.E. course and we're kayaking this whole week and for the next weeks we'll also be doing windsurfing and other sports.
    So any advice on a good eating plan (not diets!)
    like i said im not looking to lose weight i just want to know good foods and snacks to eat but that are healthy for you

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Tats...I lost 50 poundages over the past 6 months with a simple formula; eat light, eat right, consume mass quantities of H2O, stay active doing things you like such as drop kicking stupid people (that'll keep you busy) or digging out a plot for a swimming pool by hand or kayaking is a good answer, and get sufficient ZZZZzzzzs. I worked grapefruit, green tea, and fishies of the sea into my life since they tend to pack an extra punch on the fat stores.

      If you are used to pigging out you'll have a good 3 days of rumbly in your tumbly when you lower your portions (eat light)...suck it up and get through it so that your gargantuan stomach does some shrinkage. Then it won't take as much chomping to fill the belly. Plus having an active lifestyle such as training for the olympic shot-put suppresses baaaad cravings and causes you to frequent the fruits and veggies in the commissary versus the snack aisle.

      With all the water and healthy eats and light treats you'll be full of energy and maintain your healthy figure. Good on ya!

  13. QUESTION:
    Serious diet help... I'm an athlete and think i'm not eating enough.. i have no energy and it's effecting me?
    So i recently over the past year have went from 130-105.I skate. I literally eat a really healthy clean diet.. But i have been dropping weight and not even trying to.My diet consist of oatmeal,fruits,Low fat yogurt,Veggies,fish,grilled chicken,tilapia and salmon turkey and egg whites. healthy right? But recently i feel like i have no energy.. my legs have no spring or i always feel weak. I don't ever eat bread or anything like that. People have been noticing and think i'm anorexic when i'm not i do eat 6 meals a day.. But somone recently said they think i need more carbs.. but honestly that word scares me. How would i incorporate carbs slowly in my diet without gaining any weight or anything? I go to the gym 5 to 6 days a week lots of cardio and i do an ab routine and try to do some lunges and squats with weights. I also do plyometrics once a week. I've noticed lately i havent been going as good in my skating as i want. I always feel like i have no energy and lost my motivation. Also at plyometrics my legs start to feel like jello... Do you think i need to incooperate more carbs?Would a protein or fiber bar be okay? If so what's a good kind?

    In the morning I always have one serving of oatmeal with an apple. Then i sometimes have a cup of grapes or 2 strawberry's with Cinnamon.

    Then later I normally eat an egg white omelet with veggies like green peppers mushrooms and onions spinach.Then i have a bowl of fruit like some cantaloupe and strawberry's. sometimes carrots

    also my other snack consist of low fat yogurt with some turkey slices and a veggie normally carrots.

    then my next snack is normally a fruit i normally have anther apple or kiwi pear depending on what i have..Then sometimes i'll eat some turkey slices.

    for dinner i ALWAYS have veggies(broccoli mushrooms peppers zucinni etc) with some sort of protein so either grilled chicken tilapia or salmon depending on what i'm in the mood for...
    (I always eat every 2 to 3 hours)

    So is something wrong with this? am i not eating enough?

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  14. QUESTION:
    Please help with an eating Plan for energy?
    My fiance is often tired and experiences mild depression. I think it has to do with his diet, I have just moved in with him and would like to adapt his diet to give him energy. Thanks for your help.
    I know diet wont "cure" depression but he is always tired and that is what adds tio his depression. His diet so far hasnt included many vegetables, etc. I have started him on vitamins and in the last week have seen a difference. I am looking for a list of "Super foods" as such.

    • ANSWER:
      more fruits and veggies and protein and good carbs, like breads pastas.

      keep him away from super sugary stuff (of course you will eat some sometimes) but the sugar could cause him tiredness and even contribute to depression

      however, if he drinks a lot of alcohol, that could be a problem, alcohol is a depressant and obviously could make him tired.

      try making home cooked yum meals, that will excite him and keep him eating the good stuff. stick with good ol' meat and potatoes kind of stuff with some bread and veggies thrown in.

      good luck!

  15. QUESTION:
    Can anyone recommend some good books on eating with the goal of maximum energy throughout the day?
    Hello all, thanks for any advice. Basically, I am looking to find either good websites, or more importantly a few good books on the subject of eating for energy rather than for weight loss or anything like that. I find I am very often lethargic during the day, and to say I do not have a healthy diet would be an understatement, so I figure that's the best place to start. :)

    • ANSWER:
      For the energy prob you should have a simple blood test for the low (hypo) thyroid. It's easy and quick. You'd be surprised how a low thyroid takes away your energy.

  16. QUESTION:
    Healthy Diet (Eating habit)?
    Hello, im changing my eating habits ->sugar, sugar, sugar. To something more healthy, but i need some examples of what i could eat, for example
    (eat a banana today, oranges, drink water..etc) Ive gotten alot of cavities since about 10 (i am 17 now) and i wondered why i brushed my teeth and still got cavities, and i also feel low on energy. Even with 9 hours of sleep. And i know i dont have a healthy eating habit. One last thing i was wondering was if i could get all the nutrients i need with just fruits (im not a veggie fan) and if canned are exceptable, or should i stick with fresh. Thanks :)
    Ok, thanks. yea i did forget to mention, i do eat meat. I said i didnt like veggies becuase the only veggies i enjoy eating are corn & peas.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm hoping you don't mean just fruits (no grains, meat or meat alternatives, dairy, etc). Try to get veggies in when you can, but eating more fruits to make up for having less veggies is ok. Try preparing veggies different ways - most people don't like vegetables because they don't like the one way they've tried them. Raw, grilled, boiled, roasted or toss them in a soup or stew or just about anything... the possibilities are nearly endless, so try what you can.

      Canned isn't as good as fresh when it comes to anything, fruit included, but so long as you can find fruit packed in water (not heavy syrup, not light syrup) or packed in juice, it's not the end of the world. Try to get fresh fruits when they're in season in your area, but canned fruits are fine.

  17. QUESTION:
    Does a high sugar diet cause low energy and fatigue? (long and/or short term)?
    a friend of mine (no seriously, a friend!) basically lives of cup cakes and has some real lame reasons for it like "im so tired my body needs/craves the sugar" aside from obvious reasons like laziness as to why he doesn't eat properly, could his diet be causing his low energy/fatigue?

    rarely he will also eat bagels, liver sausage and cheese. this is literally the entirety of his diet.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Jason, Yes, your friends diet could be causing his fatigue and low energy! Sounds like a high fat and simple carbohydrate diet! The best healthy energy sources are from lean meats/fish, vegetables and fruits. Changing his diet to just eating these foods could make a major difference in his life!

  18. QUESTION:
    I'm 18 and want to start eating a healthier diet, help?
    Hi, I'm an 18 year old girl hoping to improve my diet.
    I eat pretty healthy already and prefer a mostly vegetarian diet (I don't like to drink milk or eat most dairy products plain, I eat eggs and white meat from turkey chicken or fish).
    My main goals are to cut out processed foods, the small amounts of fast food I do eat, and get more variety of foods in my diet, also what are the appropriate amounts for each food group?
    Im 5'6" and weigh about 105 lbs., I'm technically a little underweight but I love my body so what can I do to help me build muscle but not fat?

    I mostly want to know if anyone has advice for how I can maybe document what I eat, and what exactly should I be documenting and focusing on to achieve my goals?
    Which vitamin supplements or foods should i eat that will improve my energy, hair, nails and help clear up my skin?

    Any advice will help, I know it's a long question so thanks in advance :)

    • ANSWER:
      Two very healthy diets are the Mediterranean diet and the Okinawa diet.

      You can see further details in a web search for "healthiest diets in the world".

  19. QUESTION:
    my mom put me on the south beach diet and im eating no carbs?
    my mom put me on this diet and ive been on it for 3 days. I basically eat no sugar and no carbs. at first i thought it was a great idea, but now im having second thoughts. i feel like i have no energy, and i used to work out everyday and now i just don't have the energy. ive been eating meats and dairy and veggies but no bread, rice, pasta. i feel like my body has no energy. i feel drained of energy. my mom said i have to be on this diet till the 29th, and right now its the 17th. I will continue on this diet, but i just need to know, after will i gain all the weight i lost when i start eating carbs again? (but i'll eat healthy carbs like brown bread, etc) but im 147 pds and 5'8. i wanted to loose 10 pounds for a vacation im going on the 30th. what shud i do?

    • ANSWER:
      The first week is really hard on low carb, the body has to do a fuel changeover. Make sure you are eating plenty of calories & 65% of your calories from dietary fats. Carbs create fast energy but fat creates sustained energy. Make sure you drink lots of water & take multivitamins.

      The first week you deplete glycogen stores & they hold 3x their weight in water - like sponges. When you drain your glycogen stores you lose the weight they hold. So the first week's weight loss is just the water lost. If you eat enough carbs to refill your glycogen stores, you will regain all the water they hold overnight. So the first week's weight loss doesn't even count.

  20. QUESTION:
    Eating less but more energy?
    Over the weekend I started really cleaning up my diet. Not only eating healthy, but smaller portions at meals along with healthy snacks. I've always heard that when you eat more you have more energy and when you eat less, you are sluggish. However, I seem to be having the opposite reaction. Today I've had 982 calories so far, but still plan on having a small snack later tonight so it will be around 1200 for the day. Previously it was at least 1800 with a mix of junk and healthy stuff. Now I have more energy and feel great! I'm not complaining, just wondering why and is this is normal?

    • ANSWER:
      Because you are eating ALL healthy now, probably.

  21. QUESTION:
    Looking for diet that gives energy with fewer calories?
    I'm 6 foot nothing, 310 pounds. Due to my job, I need to lose weight quickly but safely, as well as maintain or increase my energy. I am not looking for a fad diet or for someone to sell me little packets of food for more than what I pay in rent every month, either.

    I would like specifics on how many calories I should be taking in a day, what types of foods I should be concentrating on to give me the extra energy, and above all, how can I make this a realistic diet after a lifetime of poor eating and nutrition habits. I'm not looking for something easy, I know it won't be, so just hit me with what will work best.

    Also, how much excercise will help? I mean, how much is good, how much is not enough, how much is too much and unsafe? What form of excercise is best for the kind of weightloss and increased energy I'm looking for. Traditionally I have preferred freeweights, but that has never done anything that I have noticed to help me lose weight.

    Thank you for your answers

    • ANSWER:
      You don't need pills - you need a well-balanced diet.

      6-11 servings of high-fiber grains (carbs)
      2-3 servings of lean meat (3 oz)
      2-3 servings of low-fat dairy
      4-5 servings of fruit (1/2 cup of fresh)
      4-5 servings of veggies (1/2 cup)

      You can do this for around 1300 - 1500 calories a day. Eating the right foods, and getting enough carbohydrates, you can feel like you have more energy - more energy can come with exercise too, though. Getting at least 30 minutes 3 times a week will really boost your energy levels. Cardio is great for weight loss, but it works best in combination with basic strength training.

      This is what you should be doing for the rest of your life. If you concentrate on changing your habits, then you can expect long-term results. Added the link to the diet and exercise site that I use (free after registration):

  22. QUESTION:
    What foods to eat for more energy for working out?
    I started doing push ups two weeks ago and got my motivation when I noticed my strength has increased. But there are times when I noticed I could do fewer than the day before and I think it's my diet.

    What should I eat to have high energy and what time of day is best for working out?

    • ANSWER:
      Well first don't go nuts you'll just gain fat. I usually went for Balance brand meal replacement bars. They've got a good amount of fat, protein, and carbohydrates. I'd eat one in the car on the way to the gym (about 20-30 minutes before working out)... I always had plenty of energy for it.

  23. QUESTION:
    Are performance energy power bars bad for a diet?
    I just ate a chocolate performance energy power bar thing. Im not eating bread or pasta i do have fruit every day but after i ate this power bar i just realized it had 45g of carbs!!!! I have karate later tonight for an hour and a half! Will i burn it off? Im 15 and weigh 115

    • ANSWER:
      yes you will burn it off evantually

      try to warm up, flex all your muscles, and jog for 10-15 minutes to be in good shape before your karate.

      drink lots of water to pee ;) it might help :o idk :) but dont drink if u cant go to the toilet

      gl on karate and have fun

  24. QUESTION:
    What do you eat to have a healthy balanced energy?
    I have changed my diet & feel so much better. I went from a junk food diet for many years to a better diet to now eating small healthy meals throughout the day...Now I want more energy but no in a hyper way. I really want stable energy. I want to make commintment to do things that will require me to be mentally at my best. I want energy, clarity. Do you purposely do anything so you will be more alert? What is the best diet for someone ready to live their best life now?

    • ANSWER:
      If you are eating a healthy diet already, the best way to become more alert may be through other means, such as exercise.

      However, I will cover the diet question first. Balanced energy is best achieved through keeping your blood sugar stable. Making sure you eat low GI (Glycemic Index) foods is the best way to achieve this. As a general rule, avoiding sweet and processed foods will help you achieve this. You can find out the specific GI values for foods on the glycemic index website (link below). Aim to have the majority of your foods with a GI of 60 or lower.

      In any case the more fruit, vegetables and healthy, natural food you eat, the better you will feel. You seem already to be avoiding the pitfalls of junk food, but sometimes there can be ingredients like sugar added to the most unlikely foods - for more on that, take a look at Pay Now Live Later - link below.

      I should mention low carb diets here, since they are considered to be a good way to control blood sugar and will mean that you can eat less often but still have a constant flow of energy.Unlesss you are an athlete, the low levels of carbohydrate in your diet will not affect energy levels. The body adapts to using fat for energy. I would seek more information before considering going on one - they come in many forms and often are more of a lifestyle than a diet.

      Finally, exercise. If you are not exercising already, this will be the thing that complements your already healthy diet to give you even more energy. Exercise will also keep your blood sugar stable, provided you stick to short sessions (15 - 30 mins) and no more than 4 sessions per week, preferably 2 or 3. I would suggest a mixture of weight training and interval-based cardio work. Don't worry about becoming muscular - this is not something that happens by accident!

  25. QUESTION:
    Just eat celery diet to lose weight?
    So i am thinking about going on this diet where i just eat celery and drink water to lose some weight.. Im not too sure how long ill keep it up but i know celery has 0 calories and the amount of energy taken to eat it actually makes it "negative calories". Do you think it would work? Note, i do know that i will be eating under 1200 calories a day and my body will go into "starvation mode", but i think i found a simple fix for that.. Once i want to get off the diet. I start building up my calorie intake a little bit per day, still eating healthy foods, still drinking just water. I would also take vitamins such as b-12 to raise my metabolism on and off the diet.
    Also i get a good workout in 5 days out of the week working at my fast pace job. Plus i work out when i go home, simple cardio push ups and sit ups.. I cant see myself gaining weight while on the diet, but coming off it im not too sure.

    • ANSWER:
      The thing is once you start the diet you will be in starvation mode and your body will look to burning off other sources such as muscle for energy. If you are looking purely to lose weight this may seem to work in the beginning since muscle weighs more than body fat. But in the long run you're not going to look or actually be healthier.

      It is a better idea to eat healthier as a whole and exercise regularly rather than drastically changing what you eat. This way your body knows that it needs to keep your muscles because you're regularly using them and it won't break down your muscles for energy and will look to other sources such as what you're eating and your stored body fat.

  26. QUESTION:
    i cant stop eating i took a diet pill and i am starving i have done had a salad fries 8 cookies ceral garlic?
    bread spaghetti what is wrong with me ?? i take a diet pill everyday for energy not to lose weight but today i am starving i usually don't eat but like once a day i feel sick too whats wrong

    • ANSWER:
      Because your body is telling you to eat. it is not healthy to go days without eating i know you say you are not taking them to lose weight but you are actually gaining weight taking them b/c your starving your bosy and the reason why you feel sick is b/c you ate that much be safe

  27. QUESTION:
    idea's for a Healthy diet?
    I am unhappy with my Weight and eating diet, so I would like some food ideas that would help my be more happy, have more energy, and not be fating.
    any recipes, or just some food you can find around the house that is less fating? and any exercising ideas to help loose body fat?
    thank you!
    I just wanted food idea's that are good for me, healthy food that wont add more weight to me!
    please!

    • ANSWER:
      Eat less, exercise more. Find an exercise program you can stick with and find a diet that is doable.

      -S

  28. QUESTION:
    I'm looking for a diet or eating plan to gain a healthy lifestyle?
    I'm 17, 114 lbs, 5'4'', female.

    I'm not necessarily looking to lose weight (Though a pound or two off my tummy wouldn't hurt ;) ) But I was inspired earlier this week by a teacher of mine. She lost a hundred pounds over the past year through surgery (gastro bypass I believe?) and she had to change her diet drastically. She says that she's never felt better. She can see and think clearly, she's happier, full of energy.
    I was just wondering if there's anything I can do on a much smaller scale to get to that level of healthiness?
    I typically don't eat a lot of junk because I'm hypoglycemic and can't handle a lot of sugar. But I also eat at odd hours of the day and mostly eat carbs.

    Any suggestions for diet and exercise to increase my energy and happiness??

    Thanks guys :)

    • ANSWER:
      this works for me, maybe it'll work for you: drink 12-14 8oz glasses of water per day (eat your calories rather than drinking them, i.e. soda, juice, etc.). eat lots of fruits and veggies, some protein and little of carbs and fat. eat six-eight meals a day rather than the traditional three to increase metabolism. and never deny yourself anything because you will crave it, everything in moderation is key. and berries, grapes, bananas, spinach, sweet potatoes, white potatoes with skin, whole grains and lean protein are great to reduce the waistline.
      good luck

  29. QUESTION:
    I'm trying to follow a 1500 calorie a day diet yet I'm nowhere near exceeding that much, Can you help?
    I've worked out that each day I consume around 1000 calories, today in total I will have consumed 949 calories all day, including drinks.

    Can you think of any foods that are healthy and will aid me to lose weight, but will get me closer to the 1500 cal mark?

    I don't feel hungry each day but i know i need to eat more calories, especially when I'm going to the gym.

    Energy foods would be good and alternatives for carbs. As I work in an office, my lunchtime meal usually consists of sandwiches or pasta, so something I can pick up in town would be great, that is low in fat, and calories seeing as I'm sitting down most of the working day.

    I'm around 11 stone at the moment and would like to lose at least 2 stone, but I would like to be able to lose 1 stone by the end of October if that's going to be possible. I will be combining this healthy eating diet with exercise twice or more a week if i get the time, maybe more if i can get into the gym opposite where i work.
    Last time I went on a calorie controlled diet I lost over 2 stone, I went from 13 and half stone, down to 11.

    Over time I lost another stone but I have gained it back over the past few months due to probably too many takeaways! lol

    • ANSWER:
      the calorie contorlled diet is the best and healthiest way to diet to maintain weightloss and ensure you eat the right types of food, do not listen to the first answer

      and the first answer also says its all about the gym which is a complete lie, if i did 10 miles running in the gym then went and ate mcdonalds 3 times i day i would put on weight, the most crucial part of weight loss is diet not exercise.

      sorry for not actually answering your question but its annoying to see people giving false or unhelpful information knowing that it can easily be believed by some people.

      no food will specifically help you, if your struggling look toward smore nutritious foods such as fruit or veg, personally i feel that everyone is different, many people suggest caffiene doesnt help you lose weight but when im dieting and im hungry i find that downing a cup of coffee sorts me out and makes me feel better. the fact is dont listen to what people say and experiment with foods that you know keep you going from experience.

  30. QUESTION:
    how do i get 100g of protein on a vege diet.?
    I've posted recently about having a good diet and training a lot, but always feeling low energy and fatigued. to the point i have just recently tried meat again for the first time in 10 years (it was ok....eating animals is kind of weird to me thou) and am not that keen to go back if i can avoid it.

    with my weight and amount of training i need 100g-120g of protein a day.
    without soy ( the eastrogen thing, and its mostly processed garbage) how do i get that much protein from a vegetarian diet...(i eat dairy but not fish) ?

    i dont want to eat meat, but eating that much protien in lentils and quinoa a day is too bloating and carb heavy.
    thanks for any advice.
    beans are really good for protein, but to get 100g plus of protein you have to eat half a kilo of beans...thats a lot of beans. also it means double the amount of reccomended carbs.
    oh...and eggs are great too i agree, but 6g of protein per egg is nothing really in relation to this.
    and soy is bad...say no. soy burgers are processed garbage.
    greeghost .you are wrong. you can find plenty of information if you look that a good amount of protien is .8g per kilo. if you are training then 1.2 to 1.5 is common and beneficial to your increased needs. i weigh 80kilos so 100g of protein is a realistic target.

    besides, that wasnt even my question. my question was how would people suggest getting that amount from a vege diet.

    • ANSWER:
      You have just totally confounded me! 100+grams of protein a day??? I just ran the DV charts and that would put you at around 7ft tall and 300lbs! Are you really attempting to get around 4000 calories a day? The only other reference I can find to needing this much protein is in patients with severe burns. Oops! I just figured out you asked the question earlier about how to get protein without eating animals and having a lack of energy..

      Where are you getting this info? From a doctor or certified dietitian or nutritionist? Or is it from a coach or insane website like mercola's? Your info about soy being processed garbage and having estrogen is just plain, flat-out wrong! I dealt with that in someone Else's question earlier but there are NO hormones in soy! If you're worried about hormones in food you'd be wise to avoid meat and dairy since those DO have real hormones!

      If protein calories exceed one tenth of your total calorie consumption you will be tired and have low energy since it takes a lot of work for your body to process all that into amino acids!

      Go to a real medical doctor that has has more than the typical one hour training in nutrition and have him run blood and urine tests. He should be testing your blood for amino acid levels along with testing your vitamin levels etc. He should be testing your urine for levels of calcium amides since your body dumps extra amino acids (i.e. protein) by binding the excess to calcium so the kidneys can filter it out.

      A dietitian could suggest a healthy meal plan that provides a correct level of protein but if you *really* want to get that much protein despite the health risks (like osteoporosis) you could eat 200 grams of Spirulina daily.

      Please see a doctor and/or certified dietitian!

      Edit:

      I DID give you a source of non-soy, high-quality, high-density protein with the suggestion of spirulina; you could also look up Chorella. Another non-soy healthy protein source is potato which is also a source of healthy complex carbohydrates and low calorie, as long as you don't abuse them with fatty sauces. To get 100grams of protein with potato you'd only need to consume about 1000 potato calories!

      The literature you refer to with those HIGH recommendations for protein are based on the theories of one sports doctor that did not have much training in nutrition! His theories were disproved quite some time ago, and nutritionists that are knowledgeable about current research know that it's better to measure protein needs on a caloric basis instead of the (now discredited) body mass basis. Athletes automatically will increase protein consumption as their calories increase so the 10% ratio still provides MORE than adequate protein!

      In your questions additional details you state that you are "always feeling low energy and fatigued". That gets to the *gist* of what all your recent questions are about, how to get rid of the lethargy you feel. Change your diet to 10% protein calories, 25% fat calories and 65% carbohydrate calories and the lethargy will stop! I just saw the other question you asked "How do vegetarians feel about soy?" and see where you've been getting the misinformation from! I'll tackle that question in a few minutes.

      Please see a certified nutritionist, dietician or knowledgeable doctor and stop listening to insane websites! If you follow the unhealthy advice from these websites you'll end up with kidney disease, bone disease and circulatory disease in a few decades.

  31. QUESTION:
    Eating Raw Food - Health, Preventative Measures, And Energy?
    Just wanted some information on eating a raw food diet and how it can help your health and energy level as well as how it can be a preventative measure for disease.

    Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      To Lazy Days and Crazy Nights,

      Chances are that you''ve probably heard people talk about a raw food diet and how healthy it is for you, but did you ever wonder exactly what it is they''re talking about? Perhaps you envisioned raw oysters and beef on your dinner table. That doe sn''t sound too appealing doe sn''t?

      In fact, a raw food diet is simply eating food in its natural unprocessed state. You probably already are on part of a raw food diet. If you snack on fruits and vegetables without cooking them, then you''ve eaten raw food.

      Raw food, or unprocessed food is much better for you because the act of processing the food strips it of a lot of its vital nutrients. You''ve probably heard that cooking vegetables can leach out a lot of the vitamins and it can also destroy the important food enzymes as well. Packaged foods, that you find in the grocery store like potato flakes to make mashed potatoes and other foods that have been processed in some way to make an easy package meal not only have little nutritional value, but your body simply hasn''t made to process these foods.

      If you think about raw foods as being the natural foods the way that they come from the earth, then it makes sense that these are easier for our bodies to process as these of the foods are great ancestors ate and there really hasn''t been that many generations since grocery stores, and therefore prepackaged foods, were invented.

      Raw foods are packed full of vitamins, minerals and food enzymes. These food enzymes are important, although you don''t hear a lot about them. One of the things they do is help you digest your food and getting enough enzymes can help your body with the digestion process which takes a lot of energy, and if your body is spending less energy on digestion it will have more energy for you to do the things you like. Did you ever wonder why you feel so tired after you eat a big meal of cooked foods? One of the reasons is because food enzymes are destroyed by cooking, so there are no enzymes to help your body digests that big meal you just ate.

      People in a raw food diet eat about 75% of their food as raw and whole foods. This includes fruits, vegetables, sprouts, raw nuts, seaweed and other foods in their natural form.

      Raw foods can be prepared in a couple of ways. One of the most popular is juicing. Many people go on a juice fast where all they do is drink the juice of raw organic fruits and vegetables. Even just drinking fresh juice in the morning can give your health a boost.

      Another way that people eat raw foods is to use a food dehydrator. This takes all the moisture out of the fruits and vegetables so they can be easily stored for long periods of time without going bad. A food dehydrator uses hot air to dehydrate the food but it keeps the temperature under 116°F so that the vital food enzymes are not destroyed.

      Of course, you can simply eat your fruits and vegetables the way nature intended picked straight from the tree. Nuts can be a great raw food that you eat for snacks as well, but be careful because most of the nuts you find in the grocery store are cooked. You need to make sure you get raw nuts which you probably will have to buy either online or from a health food store.

      You don''t have to all of a sudden start eating 75% of your foods as raw foods in order to enjoy the health benefits of the raw food diet. You can gradually increase the amount of raw foods you eat as time goes on and you will notice how much more energy you have and how healthy you feel. Remember, you are what you eat! Find out more about the raw food diet and get FREE 6-part e-course called the "Energy Secrets" visit link below:

  32. QUESTION:
    Please help me find a good diet, weight loss natural pill to get me to drop many pounds.?
    I need to loose about 65 pounds. I can follow a healthy eating diet, and have the time and the equipment to work out for at least 1 1/2 hour. I just want to speed up the process with some natural weight loss pills. If you guys can give me some ideas of good products that don't make me feel dizzy, or give me energy for ten min and then makes me almost pass out, any suggestions? thank you so much!

    • ANSWER:
      I was using Proactol 6 months ago after seeing few example of my friends loss weight after taken this diet pill.

      So as to prepare for the Christmas, I decided to took the 3 months of Proactol. After taking for 1 month, i started to loss 2 inches around my stmoach and I can fit in the old pants, after taken of full 3 months of Proactol, total of 20 pounds is gone! It is quite amazing, as I not need to change much of my lifestyle, i still go to work as usual, ate the same stuffs... and also no bad feeling for my body.

      one of my friends even loss 30 pounds with controlling her diet and do regular exercise. Best part of it, my weight did not bounce back after stop for 3 months, so I really trust this brand as compare with other on the market.

      There is quite a number of diet pills on the market also can help you achieve the same results but i will recommend you Proactol as the choice if you really want to take pills. But according to health research, control diet and exercise is still the best choice!!

      Check out the site if you want to find out more information

      http://www.weightloss-research.biz/dietpillsreview

  33. QUESTION:
    Is it good to eat health and energy bars for a snack while you are on a diet?

    • ANSWER:
      I would avoid them if possible. If you want to eat one here is a good low glycemic load bar from Metagenics: http://www.metagenics.com/products/catalog/detail.asp?pid=269

      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/weight/calsburned.htm

      Get a diet and fitness calculator that you can put on your computer or cell phone. 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:
      Adults: http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.htm
      Teens/Children: http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/exercise/weight/bmi.html

      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.

      *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 potatoes) and drink lots of water. Read this article for more information on high GL Carbs:
      http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/carbohydrates.html

      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 resistance training routines that will not get you bored is "Muscle and Fitness". Signup for the free newsletter. An excellent free online resource is at http://www.exrx.net/

      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. Send me an email or yahoo instant message to "gainbetterhealth" if you want an indoor air purifier recommendation and if you have any 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.

  34. QUESTION:
    Was it her fault I developed an eating disorder?!?
    I suffered from bulimia for over three years. It started when I was 13 when I began doing ballet professionally and one of my ballet teachers would constantly call me fat or "porky pig". I was probably 4'11 or 4'10 and about 95 pounds. Ballet was my life (it still is). After about a month of name callings I'd skip lunch or sometimes eat an energy bar, and when I turned 14 I started eating paper in substitute of eating food, and I'd weigh myself constantly keeping track of every pound I lost .My mom never really noticed anything because she had five other kids to worry about, and my dad was almost ALWAYS on a business trip. At that time I was the same height and about 90 pounds. At 14 I would through up everything I ate, take laxatives, diet pills, basically anything to loose weight. I looked like a skeleton. I was so weak I couldn't even concentrate, but I was satisfied my ballet teacher stopped calling me porky pig and fat and started calling me her "star" performer. I was 5'2 and 80
    pounds. Everything came to a hault when my sister found my weight book. After a talk with my mom took me to the hospital and we had family therapy sessions until this day! next week is suppose to be my last but I just wanted to know was it my ballet teachers fault?
    I left a lot of things out because it's already a lot of information

    • ANSWER:
      well first i would like to say i hope your recovery is going well and second i do think that her calling you names has alot to do with it but i think that your family could also be contributing to it because you said that your father was always out of town and to have a father who's never around can be devistating (of all people i should know) and you said your mother has 5 other kids to worry about so maybe sometimes you feel leftout (my mother has 3 other kids and i sometimes too feel left out) but i think that yes she should take some of the blame but not all of it. And dont forget you are what ONLY you believe you are

  35. QUESTION:
    diet and eating problems?
    I am allergic to dairy, get sinus problems and constant headaches if i eat any diary regularly. I also suffer low blood sugar so if i dont eat a morning snack by lunch time i'm headachey, falling asleep and overhungry. i try to eat regularly and healthily but cooking for myself is difficult. it gets to a stage where i'm motivated, start eating well and try to stick to dairy free, low sugar diet but then i get bored and break out on something and end up with no motivation, energy and constant headaches until i decide something has to be done again! my mumis great and this time has realised i need to do something properly. shes going to make meals and freeze them for me (like spaghetti bolognaise and soups). does anyone else know a good way to get all nutrients and find a diet specific to what i need to feel more myself again? its got to the stage where i am tired, dont eat and just feel worse. food is my enemy, its not fair!!!

    • ANSWER:
      try eating a salad and see how you get on

  36. QUESTION:
    where can i find helpful information about a healthy diet and exercise?
    where can i find information either on the internet or in books about eating a healty diet that will help me to lose weight and gain more energy also what types of exercises can help me to turn fat and gain musscle ?is there one type of excerise that works better than other for this like weight training for example ?

    • ANSWER:
      try yahoo heath or living

  37. QUESTION:
    What kind of a diet should I eat if Im training for USMC boot camp?
    I am hoping to leave for Parris island A.S.A.P but I cant figure out what I should eat to keep up my energy, help build muscle mass and stay generally healthy. Normally I eat a "Japanese-style" diet consisting of alot of rice and fish, would be sufficient or should I switch things up for a while?

    • ANSWER:
      Water, Chicken, Water, Broccolli, Water, Potatoes, Water, Kidney Beans, and Water! Semper Fi!

  38. QUESTION:
    im not starving anymore,so im eating more..?
    i used to only eat like 800 calories a day,and i finally lost all my weight over a long period of time,and now im 5'2 and weigh
    100 pounds and im staying that weight,and i sorta am staying,i drink a lot of diet drinks though,and a lot of water,but now i feel fat for some reason because im eating around a little more than 1000 calories a day but i have a lot of energy eating like this.
    heres my eating schedule:
    breakfast:packet oatmeal,whole wheat,granola bar,with a lot of protein,1/2 cup of fiber cereal,and some grapes,soon swtiching to strawberries.
    lunchh:calorie pack,and an orange,because i dont have a lot of time to eat at school.
    get back from school:
    i usually go out to eat like subway,and i
    dont add any mayo and stuff,just the healthy
    green stuff.
    snack:skim cheese,or tuna fishh.
    but that ones late at night.
    i eat based on the 3 hours a day diet,
    when you eat every three hours,and im staying
    my weight sorta,but will i keep this weight.
    is it bad to eat sugar free things at night

    • ANSWER:
      800 calories is extremely drastic. A healthy diet is 1200 calories a day at least.

  39. QUESTION:
    Why has not eating given me so much energy?
    I cut down from my high calorie diet to about 1500 calories for a few days, yeasterday I had probably 1000, and today I've had maybe 250 (it's 5:20 PM here.) I have a TONE of energy--so much it's making me giddy and manic, like I can't sit still or focus. What could this be? I am 23, female, 5'9" and around 135 lbs.

    • ANSWER:
      its because you are on an adtreline rush of overtiredness.

      try healthier diet methods

      Since diet and exercise are most obvious, I am suggesting certain fat burning foods and ways to incorporate exercise into a busy hectic life.

      FOOD THAT ACTIVATES FAT BURNING HORMONES:

      Asparagus
      Beets
      Brussels Sprouts
      Cabbage
      Carrots
      Celery
      Cucumber
      Garlic
      Horseradish
      Lettuce
      Onions
      Radishes
      Tomatoes
      Apple Cider Vinegar

      QUICK EXERCISES:
      Here are some ideas for quick exercises chose about 3 every morning, about 3 different ones every afternoon, and about 3 different ones after dinner and before bed.

      There is a large difference in numbers because as you start you need to start small.As time goes on and the muscles strengthen then you can increase the number by 5 or 10 at a time.

      Between 10 and 70 situps [entire upper body off the ground]
      Between 20 and 100 crunches [shoulder blades of the ground]
      Between 10 and 40 pushups [on the knees is acceptable]
      Between 20 and 100 jumping jacks [complete X and close]
      Between 10 and 50 squats

      Between 15 and 40 seconds of planks
      Between 5 and 30 minutes of rapid walking
      Between 5 and 40 minutes of jogging
      Between 4 and 10 minutes of stretching [any kinds]

      Consequently, by eating a diet that consists solely of negative calorie foods, the body experiences a net loss in calories, putting you on the path to shedding those extra pounds. Drinking cold drinks with little or no calories also is negative calorie intake because the body most warm the liquids to digest them which uses more energy and burns more calories.
      Negative calorie foods:
      Asparagus… Apple … Beet Root … Broccoli … Blueberries … Cabbage … Cantaloupe … Cranberry … Celery [well known negative calorie food] … Chicory … Grapefruit … Garden cress … Garlic … Green beans … Honeydew … Lemon … Lime … Lettuce … Orange … Onion … Papaya … Peach ... Pineapple … Radish … Raspberry ...Strawberry ...Spinach ...Tangerine ...Tomato …Turnip ...Watermelon … Zucchini

  40. QUESTION:
    Can I do a low carb diet to lose weight while running 20 to 30 miles a week?
    I have been running, eating a healthy diet and drinking lots of water for over a month now and a I havent lost a pound. I have lost weight doing low carb before but I want to have the energy to train for a half marathon at the same time. Is it healthy to do low carb and distance running together?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm going to go against the popular answer here on this one.

      I was on a low-carb diet while training for a half marathon. I lost a ton of weight, smashed my personal best time, and felt fantastic.

      I then went on to train for a full marathon and on the advice of the "experts" added healthy carbs back into my diet. I never felt great while training and can honestly say I had more energy while I was low-carbing it.

      I have since gone on to compete in Ironman triathlons and other long distance events. I have tried it both ways. For me, low-carbing worked well and I always felt good. Ask other low-carbers for their advice on this. Those who have never tried low-carb will always slam it because it doesn't fit their conventions.

      Honestly, I think everyone is different. I know I felt great while running more than 30 miles a week on a low-carb diet. I felt my energy levels were easy to keep constant and I always performed well. Others swear by eating more carbs and that's great for them. Give it a shot, measure your progress and decide on your own terms. Good luck!

  41. QUESTION:
    how would this diet effect my energy level?
    I'm taking on a new diet. Rather, a new and improved way of eating and thinking about food. I am thinking of having an apple (or a crunchy fruit), tuna, water, coffee, string cheese, and veggie salads everyday in various combos for the next 30 days. will this make me tired or more energetic? Also, is this a healthier way to start loosing weight?

    • ANSWER:

  42. QUESTION:
    How much weight could I lose in 2 weeks on low energy diet? Factual Answers to the question only?
    - I weigh 72kg
    - I am on optifast in which I consume 800 calories a day
    - I walk every day for about 45 mins to an hour
    - I don't eat anything after 7pm
    -I drink about 3-4 litres of a water a day + 5 cups of Green Tea
    - So far have lost 13kg

    Could I possibly get down to 65kg (or even 60kg) by March 1st?

    Thankyou

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    What should your diet be like if your slowly becoming a diabetic?
    I'm becoming diabetic. It's not real bad yet, but If I dont eat for 4 hrs or more, I get all the symptoms of a diabetic. It runs in my family, so it was only a matter of time. I want to loose weight, I am excersing, but I want to know a good diet, to eat properly while loosing weight and not feeling all shakey, sweaty and low energy. Can anyone help?

    • ANSWER:
      I would like to second the low carb answer. I was 255 with a lean body mass of 135 at 5' 11" with high glucose, tryglicerides and cholesterol. It was a prediabetic condition. Two years later all my blood levels are normal. I weigh 239 with a lean body mass of 202. That is about 16% bodyfat. I did a cross between Atkins and Protein Power (low carb diets). I did nothing but weight lifting for exercise until about 6 months ago. Now I also do high intensity interval training. I also do just a little cardio once a week for my heart and lungs. A year ago a started drinking whey protein shakes. Other then that all I take is a multivitimin. I drink a gallon of water a day too.

      One more thing, the aspartame thing is a myth. I drink it in diet soda all the time.
      http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/aspartame.asp

  44. QUESTION:
    Do some peoples bodys depend on sugary sweets for energy?
    i have been trying to eat a better diet but i am just feeling run right down and want to sleep but when i eat sweets i feel bright and ready to go. i have ate sweets and junk food my whole life im 18. i am eating plenty of fruit for energy but its as if i need sweets for fuel? any help appreciated thanks

    • ANSWER:
      No

      We all depend on a combination of -

      Carbs
      Protein
      Fats
      and Vitamins

      You need all of them. Carbs are slowly converted into Glycogen (energy)

      Sugar will give you an energy boost but not for very long - so then you need some more sugar - and then more

      Eat more pasta, bread, rice, potatoes

  45. QUESTION:
    Teenage girls are eating a worse diet than they did ten years ago and putting their long-term health at risk,?
    Teenage girls are eating a worse diet than they did ten years ago and putting their long-term health at risk, a national nutrition survey suggests.

    Girls of secondary school age are not only living on junk food such as crisps, cakes, biscuits and fizzy drinks, but they are also smoking and drinking more than boys.

    The pattern of consumption suggests that many girls are being influenced by fashion models. However, while girls aim to be slim, the study found that 37 per cent of teenage girls are overweight and 22 per cent are classified as obese. Among boys of the same age, 35 per cent are overweight but only 16 per cent are obese.

    The preliminary findings of the National Diet and Nutrition Survey, released yesterday, have made such depressing reading for health chiefs that civil servants have turned to social networking sites such as Facebook and Bebo to see if 13 to 16-year-olds can be weaned on to healthy eating by their own friends.

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    The tactics are radical, but officials from the Food Standards Agency and Department of Health are dismayed that, despite all the healthy eating messages, only 7 per cent of girls are eating their “five a day” portions of fruit and vegetables and the average girl’s consumption is 2.8 portions.

    Almost half of all girls are also failing to eat food rich in iron, such as cereals and red meat. A deficiency can lead to anaemia, which causes fatigue and lethargy and is a factor in some women failing to become pregnant.

    Eleven per cent of girls aged 13 to 15 also admitted drinking alcohol every week, compared with 1 per cent of boys the same age, while 29 per cent of the young teenage girls said that they smoked cigarettes, compared with 16 per cent of boys.Dr Alison Tedstone, head of nutrition research at the agency, said: “Broadly, teenage girls don’t eat enough. Overall, they are a stand-alone group of the population whose diets are poor.”

    An analysis of eating diaries found that the average teenage girl eats 54 grams of chips or fried potatoes every day while the average woman aged 19 to 65 eats just 40g. Each day the teenager also eats 14g of crisps or other salty snacks, 22g of sweets and choocolate, and 37g of cakes and biscuits.

    The average older woman, however, will eat just 6g a day of crisps, 10g of sweets and chocolate, and 27g of cake and biscuits.

    Researchers also found that teenage girls and boys were eating too much sugar and saturated fat. It is recommended that only 11 per cent of energy should come from food with sugars, yet secondary school age boys are consuming 16.3 per cent sugars a day and girls 15 per cent.

    High levels of saturated fat which is linked to heart disease are also being eaten. The average recommended daily intake is 11 per cent, yet girls are eating 13.1 per cent a day and boys 12.7 per cent.

    Dr Tedstone said she hoped that diets would improve as manufacturers reformulated products and lowered saturated fat and sugar content.
    how do you stop this ?

    • ANSWER:
      get them to run around after their boyfriends instead :-D

  46. QUESTION:
    what can we eat for our diet that will give us energy???thanx?

    • ANSWER:
      Protien

  47. QUESTION:
    I need a lot of energy in my job,as it is manual work.What is the best sort of diet for me?
    I need a lot of energy during the day-what should I be eating/drinking throughout the day for max energy?Any good advice is needed.Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Try eating a healthy breakfast of cereal,fruit and juice. then at lunch eat a salad and a sandwich and a fruit. Drink water and eat fruit as snacks. Banannas help me and oranges too. Good luck...just eat right and take a vitamin.

  48. QUESTION:
    Question about domestic dog diet?
    Okay, so this is a little long, but I really think this is interesting!

    Lots of people on here (myself included) frequently advocate a grain free, or particularly a corn-free diet for dogs. Many people go even further and feed raw diets consisting entirely of raw meat.

    I've been taking both domestic animal physiology and nutrition classes, so I'm learning a bit about the subject. I was also reading an archaeological periodical today that brought up some questions. In searching for the origins of domestic dog, and their early relationship to humans, research suggests that the dog has been around humans for more than 15000 years. Further, in some areas and at some times dogs were companion or sacred species, and in other places or at other times they were the first and possibly the only domesticated food species. In both instances, the dominant theory of domestication is that the less aggressive individuals in the wolf pack were allowed to be near to humans, and therefore gained advantage of protection (ex: nearness to fire) and food scraps.

    Now to diet- it's not likely that the food scraps consisted primarily of cuts of meat or organ, or even useful bone. Early humans subsisted largely on tubers, grains, berries and fruits, and secondarily on meat. Meat had a high skill and energy requirement, and didn't last all that long, therefore it would have been prized and very little wasted. What would be wasted were surplus grain (if any) and other vegetative refuse.

    So, it's undeniable that living with humans conveyed some advantage to early dogs, or else they wouldn't be around today. It then follows that possibly this variegated diet of vegetation and bone-meat scraps was physiologically SUPERIOR to the total meat diet eaten by wolf predecessors.

    Futher, in the Mississippi region of Cahokia, dogs were cultivated for meat. Interestingly, they ate diet of almost entirely corn (proven by carbon analysis of remains). Farmers would be looking for the most effective way to fatten animals for the table. If that way was corn, how is it possible that dogs cannot adequately digest corn?

    Anyway, if you've seen my previous posts, I've advocated corn-free diets in the past. I'm re-thinking this opinion, and I'm curious of what people here think.
    Great comments!

    The thing I keep getting hung up on is that the inclusion of human waste was advantageous to dogs- not just OK. Natural selection tells us that the fittest survive. Therefore, there would have been a clear advantage to the inclusion of some vegetation or they likely would have stayed wolves.

    Ava (and others): I agree that there would be other factors like protection. Food access is generally the main differentiating feature in survival though (along with size and exhibition features like plumage, which are allowed to develop because of good access to food), so I have to wonder whether that diet must have been superior rather than just "not going to kill them."

    I know many dogs do better without grain (including my ACD mix), but my lab does better with. I've had his blood tested and his levels are excellent on an inclusive diet, but he loses weight on all the grain-free diets I've found. Can't figure it out, but maybe there's something to this.
    Rayven: Yes, I've seen a dog GI tract- very short, shortest of all the domestic species. BUT, there is a big difference physiologically between forage and grain. Ruminants and animals with an enlarged cecum (horses, which function very similarly to ruminants, including microbial digestion of forage) require fermentation and the use of microbes to produce volatile fatty acids for energy, rather than using ketones from amino acid breakdown, like true carnivores (cats and minks). This is different from carbohydrate digestion, which is enzymatic digestion. ALL carbohydrate digestion (grains) occurs in the stomach- even in ruminants and horses, therefore the hindgut (or forestomach in the cow) is not even used for grains. Would I give my dog (or myself) forage? No, but all you need is a stomach (and a very small one- horse) to digest grain, so they really are built for carb digestion.

    Sorry if I'm rambling, i think this stuff is so cool!
    Ms. Manners: Very good point! I was reading something about how we are getting very low levels of Omega 3 (as opposed to omega 6, which we get a lot of) because of what we're feeding our livestock. Humans are built to take a lot of our nutrients from foraging animals- we cannot process forage, so we can't get to the nutrients in it- therefore we rely on ruminants to process it for us. since we're not feeding grains high in omega 3 to livestock (beef cattle), we're not getting it in the meat. That would follow for our dogs, too- both of our nutrition is only as good as the nutrition of the animals we eat.

    Good points!
    Also, yes, husbandry is very old, but not as old as the dog. I'm talking about WAY before agricultural revolution, when dogs were being domesticated. I also think they definitely got SOME meat, but the majority was going to go to humans.
    ♥shelter puppies rule♥: True, dogs don't have amylase in the their mouth, but they still have amylase- in the stomach and small intestine. They do have the same digestive tract as wolves- who also have amylase.

    Also, I'm really just playing devil's advocate here- I don't think heavy grain diets are necessarily good for dogs, but I'm also not sure they're as evil as they're made out to be. Just bringing up points for discussion!

    • ANSWER:
      You're talking as if this is ancient history ... when for many breeds it wasn't much more than 100 years ago that "civilization" got a hold of some of these dogs.

      The Samoyed - which still herd reindeer in Siberia are still eating EXACTLY what they ate 5000 years ago... meat. They still are turned loose in the summer to forage for themselves (and believe me, those who have them in modern homes know their foraging skills!). They still hunt, kill and eat small prey animals and will still gather as a group (perhaps a pack) to try to take on something larger... those same herding skills are also quite effective in running down prey... and they EAT it. There has been no "agricultural revolution" there. And there has been a push to maintain their traditional nomadic lives without even the aid of machines like the snowmobile.

      In a Siberian subsistence household NOTHING goes to waste. Sure, the dogs get scraps of cooked food. They also get the slaughter parts that the humans don't want.

      My grandparents had Samoyeds in the 1950s and 60s. They ran a farm with some hogs, chicken and sheep. They worked their dogs. They didn't feed kibble... they fed what dogs eat --- chicken heads, entrails, feet... during slaughter they fed everything humans didn't want from hogs and sheep... they fed venison trimmings. In the past, blood was collected sometimes for human consumption - blood pudding and black sausage - and sometimes for dog consumption coagulated blood. Then there was the fish my grandfather caught --- by the time they were filleted more than half of the fish went to the dogs - heads, skin, entrails and all.

      Have you ever seen an animal butchered? There is a tremendous difference between live weight and hanging weight. There is an even bigger difference between hanging weight and what ends up in pretty packages in the freezer. The dogs get all those differences which can be up to 1/3 or more of the weight live.

      Remember that historically there wasn't refrigeration. Any meat that couldn't be preserved from a big kill would rot.

      Sometimes you have to realize that the whole world didn't become Western Europe.... heck, the US has barely been around 200 years and many of the aboriginal tribes were not agriculture based.

      Interesting premise, just not entirely accurate.

  49. QUESTION:
    I have an eating disorder, good diet to stop and still lose weight?
    I am 16 years old 5'7 and weigh 140 lbs. I've lost a substantial amount of weight by crash diets, purging, and starving. Now I have absolutely NO energy along with accumulative bruises on my legs. I am also a cheerleader so by the time I arrive home after eating nothing all day I am irratible, hungry, and weak. I know exercise and healthy eating is key but as soon as I try to start eating healthy and all that I gain weight and I cannot keep the food down well. I have been bulimic for three months recently but I have also had a past of it.. I do not want to kill my body but it is the only way to keep my weight in order and lose weight. I am not thin enough in my eyes to be happy, i need to get there. Eating disorders have been my only way of actually losing the weight that I have but the side affects are becoming worse and worse.. I'd like to see somewhat fast results if possible, so the gym can be my BFF if I can get the energy without fat to get there. I'd like to weigh around 120 lbs.
    Help?? I dont need all the "you're killing yourself" nonsense. Im a big girl and i know what i am doing to myself. Please just if you have any advice, diets and exercises that will work, or can tell me what to do in my situation comment.

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, starving yourself like this means your body has gone into starvation mode - THIS means that if you STOP starving yourself or purging, your body WILL store fat and put on weight in the form of fat even if you eat very healthily and exercise.. and that's how it will stay for a while, until your body stops expecting to starve, and thats when your weight will balance itself out again.

      So you have two choices. Carry on with your eating disorders and eventually die, or stop being vain, start eating healthily and put up with a little extra weight until your body gets back in balance, and then you can lose the weight healthily.

      In short; You're going to have to start from square one, unless you want to die very soon.

      Remember: you wont be able to enjoy a slim body if you're dead.

      Good luck.

  50. QUESTION:
    can i just only drink energy drink like Gatorade,etc for my lunch?
    I have a good diet ( I eat breakfast,lunch,dinner) with proper and healthy foods everyday. I would like to know if I replace my normal lunch by only take energy drink that (about 2Liter), does it still balance my diet?

    • ANSWER:
      Gatorade is mainly just water and sugar, whereas a balanced meal will have complex carbohydrates, sugar, protein and fats. Sugar is digested and absorbed very quickly, so will rapidly raise your blood sugar a few minutes after consuming it. This will leave you feeling extremely hungry after 30 mins - 1 hour as the sugar will be used or stored in this time, and you will probably feel like having a snack.

      By eating a balanced meal, you are left feeling fuller for longer because carbohydrate is broken down first and raises the blood sugar. Protein and fats take even longer to digest so by the time the sugar from the carbohydrates has been used, the energy utilised from protein and fats is only just beginning to be used.

      So if you replace your lunch with gatorade, you will feel extremely hungry about 1 hour later, and it does not in any way balance your diet. Chances are you will also ruin your teeth with that much sugar.