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best diet

Im 19yrs old and ive tried multiple diets since age 13. nothing seems to work. im very over weight and im not happy with who i am. what is the most effective healthy diet?
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649848 tn?1534633700
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Shakes are never a good idea, because as soon as you start eating normally, again, you will gain all the weight back.

It's necessary to make lifestyle changes, rather than simply go on a diet.

Water can be toxic if too much is taken in.  Not everyone needs, even the recommended 64 oz/day, let alone 80-90 oz.

Exercise is just as important to weight loss as diet.
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I worked at Slim 4 Life for 3 years and here are some great tips:

LEAN protein at least 6oz of trimmed chicken/turkey a day (if you are working out add 2 eggs or 3 egg whites in the morning)

2 servings of diet bread.  I used the Sarah Lee 45 calorie italian bread or any of the 40-45 calorie a slice bread.

2-3 (depending on your activity level of fruit.  Watermelon and strawberries are GREAT natural diuretics if you thing you are holding onto water.  Green grapes are better than purple, oranges are best for maintaining your blood sugar (half in between breakfast and half between lunch and dinner.

4-6 (again depending on activity level) of green veggies; but I did unlimited green veggies.

1TBS of fat.  You need to make sure you are getting your fat in to make sure your diet is balanced, so I used Blue Bonnet Light.

2-3TBS of Light Dressing (I used french to curb the sweet craving)

THE MOST IMPORTANT PARTS:
80 OZ OF WATER A DAY!!!!  IF YOU CHEAT DO A WATER FLUSH: DAY 1 85 OZ, DAY 2 90 OZ DAY 3 85 OZ AND TAKE OUT A FRUIT AND A STARCH THEN BACK TO NORMAL ON DAY 4.

IF YOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL INCREASES:
FOR EVERY 30 MINUTES YOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL INCREASES INCREASE YOUR PROTEIN BY 1 OZ!!!!!!!!  AND INCREASE YOUR WATER TO WHERE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE HYDRATED.

If you are looking for a nutrition bar make sure of these things:
1. Net Carbs
     a. total carbs - dietary fiber
2. Total Protein
Your protein should be at or above your net carb level.




Hope this helps, I lost over 100 lbs doing this and I am still maintaining that weight.  GOOD LUCK!!
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Hi! You've to follow a methode to eat: breakfast like a king lunch like a prince dinner like a pauper. Eat in small protions, like 5-6 times a day.

List of vegetables that boost your methabolism:

-Broccoli
-Spinach
-Cold water
-Green tea
-Yogurt
-Almonds
-Apples
-Oatmeal
-Soy milk
-Cinnamon

exercise regularly!

Hope It can help you :)

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Hello I tried doing some diets bt I never finish them. My sister in law told me aboutthis shake that makes you loose weight in a week! I tried it nd it realli worked and I loved it because this shake helps you to control yourself. Another good thing about it is that when you loose weight your skin won't giggle like other shakes! Its expensive bt it realli works nd u donthave to starve evritime you get hungry you can drink the shake its called vi-shape I ordered online! It will work I f you put your mind to it!
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649848 tn?1534633700
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Implementing a healthy diet and exercise program should bring some results, even if small ones, at first.  Every ounce/pound lost, is motivation to keep trying to lose another ounce/pound.

If you're not eating too much and are getting adequate exercise, I strongly urge you to see your doctor and get checked for some medical issues that can really make losing hard, but once diagnosed can be easy to treat.

The 3 that come to mind, first, are hypothyroidism (get tested for TSH, Free T3 and Free T4, along with thyroid antibodies), insulin resistance (get a glucose tolerance test, A1c and insulin test) and PCOS (reproductive hormones and physical exam).  All 3 of these conditions can cause weight gain/inability to lose.   I have both hypothyroidism and insulin resistance, so I know what a challenge they present.
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I have the same problem too... Lots of diet programs and meal replacements and yet there is no positive result... Maybe a motivation is something to do with this?
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649848 tn?1534633700
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The most effective diet is one that incorporates plenty of lean protein (chicken, fish, lean beef, beans, etc), low/no fat dairy, 5-7 servings of vegetable daily, 1-2 servings of fruit, whole grains, plenty of water and no junk food, which includes anything made with processed (table sugar) and white flour, white rice, etc.  Has to be lifestyle changes; not just a "diet".

You have to also incorporate a moderate exercise program.  If you aren't used to exercising, start slow and work up to longer, more intense work outs.
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