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What kind of foods can a person stay away from if the want to lose weight (excluding junk food)?

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Asked by Ganell87 at 12:48 PM on Nov. 16, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • nothing processed and refined, no breads, no sugars, nothing man made, only natural fruits and veggies and lean meats.

    Answer by SMWOODS at 12:55 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • Processed foods. A good thing to do is eliminate white foods, instead of potatoes eat squash, instead of white rice eat brown rice, eat real foods that take longer to digest leaving you feeling full longer and drink more water :)


    Answer by Mommy2Gabrielle at 12:57 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • My friends grandmother has always said 7 grains an 7 greens - one of each a day and you'll live forever. She's 97. She's also always had an excellent body weight, and has never held on to extra padding after childbirth.

    I also have a friend who lost 65 pounds when she stopped eating 'the dirty whites' - white bread, white rice, white sugar, white pasta, and white potatoes.
    There are easy subs for all of these - whole wheat bread and pasta, agave nectar or sorhgum instead of sugar, sweet potatoes instead of bakers.

    Answer by Jenny-talia at 12:58 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • what about splenda is that bad when your trying to lose weight,,,, and i'm always craving popcorn,,,and no i'm not pregnant.

    Comment by Ganell87 (original poster) at 1:01 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • they ar enow saying splenda instead of sugar can actually make you gain weight. I know when people stop drinking regualr soda and start drinking diet they lose some weight but splenda is just as bad and it's artificial, you want to stay away from artificial.

    Answer by SMWOODS at 1:24 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • i wouldnt suggest using splenda all the time but if it will help you loose weight go for it, but don't make it a habbit...cut down on white flour of all types (bread, pasta, pretzles etc.). Processed foods etc....I once cut out flour completely and lost 10lbs in 1 month...

    Answer by coolchic320 at 3:08 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • Nothing wrong with popcorn as long as it isn't drowning in butter/oil. Lowfat microwave popcorn makes a good snack that fills you up with relatively few calories. In general, the suggestions of avoiding processed/refined foods is the simpliest. My husband's doctor recommended the South Beach Diet. It limits carbs/fats and focuses on healthy eating without obsessing over counting anything. If nothing else, the foods list will give you an ideas of good things to eat and avoid.

    Answer by momofryan07 at 4:59 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • BUMP

    Answer by sarasmommy777 at 8:02 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • Focus on what you do eat, not on what your don't eat.

    Drink lots of water (at least 8 8oz glasses a day)
    Eat fruits and vegetables (7 servings a day, in at least three different colors)
    Eat whole grains (5 servings a day)
    Eat legumes (1-2 servings a day)

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:07 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

  • i agree, instaed of what CAN'T i eat, look at what rkoloms posted for what you should eat...
    popcorn is fine... i would pop my own instead of buying the bag, you can control the amount of butter and salt that way.
    as for splenda... i would stay away from it, since it's not on the "can eat" list...

    Answer by asil at 7:14 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

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