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What is the best way to start your diet (food wise) counting calories or what?

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Asked by cynprz at 10:57 PM on Jan. 24, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

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  • counting calories and fat

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 10:57 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • Dieting for me is hard unless I am around people, that are not only supporting me but doing it with me because otherwise I don't have the heart. The easiest way to loose weight the first month and keep it off is to find 5-15 minutes 3 times a day and just do your basic exercises crunches, situps, push ups so on etc. Then after about a week with just starting to do that if you can join your local gym and work out like I stated above but at the gym make it an hour or 2.... Start off small though
    Just eat healthy cut out sugers and Saturated and Unsaturated fats. It helps and it worked for me!!!

    Answer by CrownedCrow at 11:00 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • sugar is the number-one worst thing as far as gaining weight... a can of shasta cola has 42 grams of sugar in it. it's gross. cutting out soda, sugary cereals, etc will definitely help. pay attn to what an actual serving size is (for example, a bagel is actually 5 servings of bread. yeah... 5) so that you know how much you're actually eating. drinking water frequently helps keep you full.

    Answer by shilohsmama425 at 11:42 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • 1. Learn the calorie count of everything you eat.
    2. Get a food scale
    3. Stop drinking regular soda and switch to diet.
    4. Forget the gym. Go outside and power-walk.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:43 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Counting calories is good, but I think getting rid of unhealthy foods (like soda) first is important too. Also cutting down on portion sizes can go a long way.

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 1:15 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Get rid of all processed foods. Count calories, fat grams, proteins, fiber....keep the saturated fat as LOW as possible. Buy a food scale and LEARN what a portion really looks like. Portion control is this country's biggest hurdle. We're used to "too much" food than necessary.

    Good luck!

    Answer by mainemusicmaker at 5:32 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Food diary. Write down all that you eat, every single nibble so you know what you are up against. Counting calories and fat grams is a great way to go too.

    Answer by Peajewel at 8:49 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Don't forget carbs.....white carbs: white bread, rice, pasta, sugar, all spike your blood sugar quickly and higher than whole grains and fruits. The general calorie count for losing weight is 1200-1300 calories consumed a day, but the healthier the food put in the better.

    Yes a donut has an average of 250 calories, but egg whites, with tomatoes, peppers and a whole grain english muffin is much healthier and has a balance of protein, carbs and vegetables to keep you feeling satisfied longer and gives you vitamins and minerals your body needs, while a donut spikes your blood sugar and what you don't burn off gets stored as fat.

    Healthier fats like from that of avacados and fish are much healthier than bacon.
    An example of what i'll eat in a day is..Breakfast: egg whites with toms, peppers, cheese & slice of whole grain toast
    Lunch: grilled chicken or salmon with veggies
    Snack: light yogurt

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 10:01 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • .....CONT....
    Dinner: grilled or baked chicken, lean pork, lean beef, or fish with half a serving of brown rice cooked in chicken broth and a large serving of steamed broccoli.
    Night time snack: raw veggies and hummus or string cheese, or a small bowl of cereal if my blood sugar levels are low (i'm a diabetic)

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 10:03 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Write down everything you eat in a day and add up the calories you are eating now, then decrease that number by, say 25% and start moving more. You will start to drop weight before you know it.

    Answer by cleanaturalady at 12:15 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

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