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trying to get health? help?

ok so i have had 2 kids and i am not as health or as thin as i once was. so i am trying to to lose some weight but just changing my diet has not worked so i am thinking about justing some diet pills but i am not sure which ones to get and do i need to detox my body before i go on them?


Asked by shannonsmom555 at 1:16 PM on Apr. 7, 2010 in Health

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  • Diets and diet aids (if they even work) are temporary fixes; some are actually dangerous. Unless you learn how to eat healthy for life, you will not be able to maintain a healthy weight and will stay on the gain/lose roller coaster - frustrating for you and hard on your body. Drink at least 8 8oz glasses of water every day. Eat 6-7 servings of whole grains (brown rice, whole grain bread, etc.) every day. Eat 7-8 servings of fruits and vegetables every day, in at least 3 different colors. Eat at least 2 servings of legumes every day. You will lose weight. You will have more energy. You will maintain a healthy weight. You will get sick less often. You will be setting a wonderful example for your children. You can get free meal plans and recipes from Dr. McDougall, or find his books at your local library:
    Eat an apple or a big pile of vegetables before meals

    Answer by rkoloms at 3:06 PM on Apr. 7, 2010

  • i have so much to say! first, you may want to incorporate lifestyle changes slowly, then they are easier to maintain for life. i believe that cleanses are pointless if you are eating processed foods. no point in cleaning yourself out, if only to junk yourself up again! so first i would work on cutting the junk and minimizing the processed foods. go for all natural, minimally processed and organic when you can. add lots of cleansing vegetables to your chard, kale, and broccoli are great! try 5 veggies and 3 fruits a day. be sure to drink enough water (1/2 of your body weight in oz is a good starting point). cut soda and coffee. cut high fructose corn syrup. cut hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated anything. cut modified corn starch and other "modified" food products. try not to consume ingredients that you can't pronounce, or don't know what they are. eat brown rice, quinoa, beans, and lentils. cont

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 2:35 PM on Apr. 7, 2010

  • cut back on red meats, go organic if you can. fish is good, get wild caught fish it is better for you, and avoid the skin...toxins tend to build up there :(
    exercise...not sure what your preferences are, but walking outside and yoga are really great!
    try taking a probiotic or two a day...get them from a refrigerator in a health food store. try taking fish oil (we use carson's lemon flavor there are no fishy burps later!) or you could try udo's oil (which is mostly flax) i like to put a little on my salads.
    you need to know that being thin does not mean you are healthy :)
    try eating 5-6 small meals a day every 3 hours. your body likes regular feedings :)
    if weight loss is your main goal, then take measurements of your body, sometimes we can lose inches without losing pounds, and then are discouraged and give up.
    i wish to you the best of health!!!

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 2:41 PM on Apr. 7, 2010

  • Diet pills aren't healthy so if your goal is to be healthy that's not the way to go. You'll gain back whatever weight you lose once you stop the diet pills.

    Changing your diet accounts for 75%-80% of weight loss. I'm not trying to be patronizing, but I have found that a lot of people are very confused about what is "healthy" and how much they should eat. So even though they think they are making the right changes, they aren't. A lot of people think they eat less than what they actually do. A food journal is a good way to make yourself accountable. Keep in mind that a lot of "health" foods are not healthy. If it comes in a box and if it's impossible to make in your own kitchen, it's probably not the best choice. The bulk of your intake should be fruits, vegetables and whole grains. But, you also have to be careful not to over eat.

    Are you doing any exercise?

    Answer by EmilyandIsaac at 6:37 AM on Apr. 8, 2010