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I am trying to lose weight but I’m still putting it on despite running every day. I think it is down to a poor diet.

Can you name some healthy meals and snacks please?
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I am trying to lose weight but I’m still putting it on despite running every day. I think it is down to a poor diet.

Can you name some healthy meals and snacks please?
technically, everything you eat should be done in moderation
meaning that its still okay to eat the not so healthy things but just not too much of it. Especially if its a large part of your diet, because going cold turkey on something makes it more susceptible to a relapse of that habit
it is also a better idea to have multiple snacks throughout the day instead of having 3 larger meals because it allows your body to digest and metabolize the food in smaller portions instead at all at once (3 times)
nuts and green vegetables are very good, also drinking lots of water, expecially before eating, will help you eat less (also eating almonds help you lose your apetite and is a very healthy snack)
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Hi - sorry I’m a bit late, But if you hit me a dm (Or anyone in the same situation)
I’ll send you foods to try to get more off and some to advoid as well as tasty meals that you won’t even think are healthy. You can even have any size potion you want, it still will be healthy.

I have been a chef for 4 years now and I have created some meals for my self and family and in total I lost a large amount of weight without exercising.

I can even do more-a-less any recipe but make it healthy. Without removing the flavour
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I am trying to lose weight but I’m still putting it on despite running every day. I think it is down to a poor diet.

Can you name some healthy meals and snacks please?
I'm a fan of naked bars and pulsin bars. Make sure you check the sugar and fat contents in whatever you eat and avoid too much greasy foods. I'd recommend trialling a pescitarian lifestyle (fish and dairy allowed but no meat) - so you can still get protein and calcium, without the overly fattening substances if meat. Hope this helps, all the best
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I'm a fan of naked bars and pulsin bars. Make sure you check the sugar and fat contents in whatever you eat and avoid too much greasy foods. I'd recommend trialling a pescitarian lifestyle (fish and dairy allowed but no meat) - so you can still get protein and calcium, without the overly fattening substances if meat. Hope this helps, all the best
“Red Meat” isn’t a bad thing, You can get 5% mince meat and cook it in a low cal cooking spray.
Fish is very healthy, So is white meats.
Dairy on the other hand can be a negative, Try using a low fat milk such as red top and even less butter.
You can get calcium from other things instead of dairy as well btw
- Fish will give you slight calcium
- Vegetables will give you Slight calcium
- Seeds will give calcium
Naked Bars are fulled with sugar and carbs.
Also watch out for E-Foods in the ingredient list
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“Red Meat” isn’t a bad thing, You can get 5% mince meat and cook it in a low cal cooking spray.
Fish is very healthy, So is white meats.
Dairy on the other hand can be a negative, Try using a low fat milk such as red top and even less butter.
You can get calcium from other things instead of dairy as well btw
- Fish will give you slight calcium
- Vegetables will give you Slight calcium
- Seeds will give calcium
Naked Bars are fulled with sugar and carbs.
Also watch out for E-Foods in the ingredient list
You obviously know what you're talking about, and I can't say I'm an expert, but doesn't red meat increase risks of heart disease and cancer? I saw an interesting doc about it presented by Michael Moseley ... Also I'll take your word for it about dairy, might cut down the amount of eggs and such
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-Fruits and nuts (in moderation)
-Melon fingers
-Shredded iceberg lettuce (sounds weird but so good)
-Plain popcorn
-Almond butter + apple or bananas
-Hummas and bell pepper or carrot sticks.
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You obviously know what you're talking about, and I can't say I'm an expert, but doesn't red meat increase risks of heart disease and cancer? I saw an interesting doc about it presented by Michael Moseley ... Also I'll take your word for it about dairy, might cut down the amount of eggs and such
Your absolutely correct it can cause damage but it’s very rare unless you eat large amounts everyday, even worse raw.
Similar to processed foods. If you eat large amounts all the time. It will do you damaged due to the chemicals inside them
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I'll take your word for it about dairy, might cut down the amount of eggs and such
Which kind of cow lays eggs?

"full fat" milk is only ~3.6% and technically a low fat food. A lot of the vitamins are fat soluble, so my advice is continue with the full fat milk.

Red meat is also very healthy.

The simple answer would be swap sugary snacks for fruit. Accept sometimes you just need to stay a bit hungry (every food craving doesn't have to be satisfied). Try drinking a pint of water when you feel hungry and it can fill you up and take the edge off things.
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Which kind of cow lays eggs?

"full fat" milk is only ~3.6% and technically a low fat food. A lot of the vitamins are fat soluble, so my advice is continue with the full fat milk.

Red meat is also very healthy.

The simple answer would be swap sugary snacks for fruit. Accept sometimes you just need to stay a bit hungry (every food craving doesn't have to be satisfied). Try drinking a pint of water when you feel hungry and it can fill you up and take the edge off things.
Oh sorry, the egg thing was really stupid, don't know why I said that lol
Would you say full fat milk is better than semi skimmed?
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Eat plenty of fruit and veg - if you're having a meal, try and add some salad or turn it into a salad. Avoid as much processed foods as possible (although it can be difficult at times). Try and find healthy food you enjoy and ease yourself in to the diet, don't excessively force yourself into stuff you don't like as it will just increase cravings for things.

This helped me stop gaining as much weight and I'm at a stable level now.
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You can eat anything you want as long as you track your calories. Your problem is just that you're burning fewer than you take in. If your goal is to lose weight, there is no difference between 1500kcal worth of mars bars and 1500kcal worth of fish, rice, nuts, whatever.

If you can't eat less food by mass, eat lower energy foods - not nuts lmao
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Thanks so much for all of your help! Are Eat Natural bars really that healthy? Looked at the nutritional info and it is quite high in fat and sugar?
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And can you start to consult with a doctor, a nutritionist? To be sure that you are healthy and such restrictions will not affect your health in any way.
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I tried to eat healthy, then relapsed, if that’s the right word.

Today I tried again. Today I have eaten a turkey and egg salad, an apple and carrots and broccoli with potato wedges. Is this ok? I also went on a run/walk today.
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I tried to eat healthy, then relapsed, if that’s the right word.

Today I tried again. Today I have eaten a turkey and egg salad, an apple and carrots and broccoli with potato wedges. Is this ok? I also went on a run/walk today.
I don't know anyone who doesn't relapse, myself included. That meal plan is sounding better than your other thread where you wanted to eat virtually nothing. I still think your calories are entirely too low though.
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And can you start to consult with a doctor, a nutritionist? To be sure that you are healthy and such restrictions will not affect your health in any way.
I would like to, whether I can or not is a different matter.
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I don't know anyone who doesn't relapse, myself included. That meal plan is sounding better than your other thread where you wanted to eat virtually nothing. I still think your calories are entirely too low though.
The thing is I just don’t feel hungry, and when I am I try to eat fruit which is low in calories. I can wait it out until the next meal if I do this. If I’m not hungry then surely I don’t need anymore food?
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The thing is I just don’t feel hungry, and when I am I try to eat fruit which is low in calories. I can wait it out until the next meal if I do this. If I’m not hungry then surely I don’t need anymore food?
The overall goal of eating just below your daily expenditure is to delay the body triggering its starvation mode for as long as humanly possible. By eating so few calories, you're bringing the inevitable starvation point forward much earlier than you could be. In a completely ideal situation, your progress will just stall and you'll notice nothing happening on the scale. For most people though, they'll find they start gaining again as the body conserves what it can thinking its going to be starved.

Of course eating next to nothing will drop the weight pretty rapidly in the beginning, but it won't be long before you stop seeing those results. If you wanted to try very low calories, then you're in an ideal setting I suppose. I'm surprised a doctor hasn't chimed in on this in the hospital.
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[quote=sknudson;81856336]The overall goal of eating just below your daily expenditure is to delay the body triggering its starvation mode for as long as humanly possible. By eating so few calories, you're bringing the inevitable starvation point forward much earlier than you could be. In a completely ideal situation, your progress will just stall and you'll notice nothing happening on the scale. For most people though, they'll find they start gaining again as the body conserves what it can thinking its going to be starved.

Of course eating next to nothing will drop the weight pretty rapidly in the beginning, but it won't be long before you stop seeing those results. If you wanted to try very low calories, then you're in an ideal setting I suppose. I'm surprised a doctor hasn't chimed in on this in the hospital



Sorry messed up the quote

So is it better to eat more or less calories? I thought the whole idea of losing weight is to reduce calorie intake.

The doctors in this hospital don’t mind, as long as you’re eating something.
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