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How much weight can I lose in a month?

I weigh 130 and I am 5 feet tall. If I work out twice a day, 6 days a week, and eat very healthy (5-6 small meals a day), how much weight can I shed in about 31-32 days?

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It isn’t about how much you weigh, it’s about how you look.. You can easily weight 120 and still look fit, since muscle weighs more than fat. If you ask me though, that kind of a routine sounds very extreme and I doubt (no offense) that a person who has an initially weak willpower will be able to go through with it… This is the main concern I have for diet plans and exercise strategies for overweight people, it’s the mindset that’s broken, the body’s just a result of it, and you can’t fix a mindset for someone, that’s up to them to decide. But since you do want to lose weight and are asking for help in doing so, I will provide my services to you as a nutritionist… http://healthmad.com/nutrition/iodine/ The above link will explain how to treat your hypothyroidism and lack of energy, it’ll tell you more about this silent epidemic as-well.. With it your metabolism should skyrocket in activity in say, 6-8 months if you keep supplementing it steadily.

I’m loosing control !! any help?!?

Now i’ve been on a low-fat low-carb diet for exactly 4 months now , i lost a considerable amout of weight (8 Kgs..not much though)..I havent had any free meals within the past 4 months..but yesterday i SNAPPED !!! i was eating like craaaazy !! couldnt stop myself .Now i want to eat everything ( i actually did yesterday ) . 2day i thought maybe i’ll feel guilty and stop eating , but no..for lunch im supposed to have grilled chicken and a small cup of veggies , I had an extra cup of lentils soup to go with it 🙁 I dont know how to control myself , my nutritionist is travelling abroad and i cant reach him AT ALL .. What should i do ?? im constantly feeling hungry and i dont know how to stop myself ..I dont want to gain weigh t again :'( ps : plz dont mention eating veggies when hungry , coz they’re not working for me !! :S

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No offence, but any diet where you limit carbs, proteins etc, is seldom going to work. Well done getting this far! You’re probably feeling hungry… because you ARE hungry! It’s okay to feel hungry. So calm down. What you did is what the rest of the world would have done on day 1 of your bizarre diet. Cravings are natural on any diet, but don’t confuse cravings with what your body is actually asking for (see the raw food forum link below for more info on cravings). If you feel you are binging because of the pressure of the diet you are on, then come off the diet and go on a healthy vegetarian diet until your nutrionist can be contacted again. Once you can contact him, tell him the diet is unrealistic and that you need something that does not leave you feeling hungry. Drink lots of water, lots of fruit juice. Keep exercising and maybe supplement your chicken, veg and lentil dinner with something a little more realistic- how about a vegetable Moroccan tangine style casserole with a small serving of brown rice? Or a wholemeal pitta bread with a little tahini or houmous with a big salad and mairnated tofu stuffed inside? These foods are healthy, low on carbs and more likely to fill your stomach that that random chicken and veg combo. You can lose weight without starving yourself. It’s the ones who starve themselves who have great difficulty maintaining their bodies once they finally do reach their goal. What are you going to do at the end of this diet? If you have felt deprived now, when you get the go ahead and have less barriers, you may end up binging. Think HEALTHY LIFESTYLE and not DIET. Veggies + fruit + water + grains + sleep + exercise + happiness = awesome body

How many ensures required for a liquid eating disorder recovery diet?

please dont say ask my nutritionist she only wants to see me every 4 or 5 weeks. and now im alone for way too long and experiencing severe pain when i eat real food so im gonna take the plunge and have ensures enough to nourish my body and heal my digestive system. but im not sure how many. this is just until i figure out another plan. i have struggled all the way through with real food and food on plates and to date still have not ate a full days or with my family. i have no support food wise to take those risks and even the drinks will be scary to do with no help from N, residental is not an option but i know i need to heal my stomach the pain is so bad….. maybe someone here could share there soft food or liquid recovery food plan…. i have come from less than one hundred cals a day and only going up to 400 on a good day in ed. but i wanna change it i just cant takke this pain but see more my intake is prob even my doctor is saying so now….. i dunno how to reply so thanks to anyone who does xxx i was seein her every week up to two months ago and still struggling. im not attention seekin this **** i torture if i could be free i would be. noone has ed for attention ask any sufferer its insulting to suggest such. it has improved a bit but i guess to slow for her. hopefully i hear back and get one soon. again not for attention!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! because in my experience thin and strugglin does not get attention. i am simply askin for help.

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obviously your nutritionist does not think your eating disorder is that serious. maybe you just want it to be very serious? for attention?

Should I see a counsellor about comfort eating?

I just asked a question about how I can stop comfort eating and a lot of people said I probably need to see a counsellor about it…… I’m 20 years old and in the past year I’ve gone from a UK size 12 to a size 18 :o( I moved away from home about a year and a half ago, and I get a bit homesick sometimes, but not all the time. But anytime anything happens and I get upset or depressed I can’t stop myself from eating sweets and chocolate. I can’t stand seeing myself in a mirror now, I look disgusting and fat, I hate it, but at the same time when I see how fat I am I get depressed and next thing I know I’m eating more chocolate to make myself feel better, I just can’t stop myself. It’s making me fat and disgusted with myself and it’s causing a lot of problems with my teeth which are rotting because of the amount of sugar. Do I need to see a counsellor? And what would happen if I did?

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Absolutely see a councelor. Comfort eating is not healthy. Right now it seems as though food is providing you with emotional nourishment rather than physicaly nourishment (for which it is intended). You probably have unresolved feelings of inadequacy or other self-esteem issues – most likely unrelated to your current unhappiness with your appearance – that a councelor could really help you with. Self esteem is at the core of who we are as human beings. If yours has somehow been diminished – or never developed healthily to start with – it’s no wonder you turn to food as a source of comfort. Food doesn’t criticize, food doesn’t alienate, food doesn’t judge you. You’re not crazy for eating the way you do, but it must stop for the sake of your physical and emotional health. If you go to a councelor, you can expect him/her (you might do better with a woman) to ask you how you’re feeling; the goal is to get you to see yourself and your life through from an accurate perspective, rather than through whatever distortions are compelling you to overeat. With their help, you will eventually come to realize that you’re an amazing person, capable of thriving on your own, making great friends, and feeling good about yourself. The councelor might also refer you to a nutritionist, but I think dealing with the emotional compenent should be first priority. You’ve already taken the first critical (and difficult) step in admitting you have an issue with food. Now it’s up to you to seek out a professional to help you address it. You can do it! And remember, you’re more than what you look like. Good luck!

Want to Lose Weight but Always constantly hungry for more food! Nothing is working!?

I’ve been on a low calorie/sugar/fat diet that my employer (former nutritionist) recommended. The problem is is that I’m always hungry afterwards. I don’t eat any junk food (never have) i just eat too much food. Salads aren’t filling me up and i’m craving carbs constantly. I don’t eat red meat or shellfish so I have a very limited diet. I’m quite overweight (about 20 pounds) and I can’t seem to lose weight without always being starving for more! What can i do?!?

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Food that cause you loss weight base on low fat vegetarian diet 20 Foods You Can Eat in Virtually Unlimited Portions Corn Celery whole wheat breads brownRice Peas Potatoes Cauliflower Lettuce (all varieties) Tomatoes Broccoli Cabbage Carrots Oranges Black beans Apples Kidney Beans Grapefruit Spinach Bananas Plant-based diets promote slimness, while Animal products promote overweight. Foods to avoid(No to all of them) All vegetable oil, (Avocado, Olive oil) NO FRY FOOD Animal products & Dairies (milk- butter- cheese) Sugar(honey) Seeds and Nuts Exercise Moderate believe me i try it and i lost 8 -9 pounds in less than 1 months. I tried atkins or southbeach diet or all fad diets, and i was always weak and hungry and all the lost came back after i stoped. but with this i am feel full all the time and losing weight. first you start to loss sizes and then you loss on the scale. try it and you wont believe it. Source(s) FOOD THAT CAUSE LOSS WEIGHT(find it at any book store) or amazon. This book is my bible If you have any question ask me bahar5899@yahoo.com more than happy to talk to you

I eat when i am not hungry but i WANT to lose weight?

ok well i am 13 and weigh about 120. and i am about to be overweight i think. and im a girl btw. and im unhappy with myself. like i eat when i am not hungry and i try to eat healthier but it never works for me. and im tired of sitting and staring at this blob of fat, plus i want to improve my mile time and i cant do that if im fat. HELP ME!!! yeah an NO mean answers. i am serious about this!!

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You have the classic case that most of us have, we eat when we’re bored! You should take up a hobby, when you get bored and you feel like eating when your not even hungry, pick up a book, draw, write, anything! It’s important to be healthy, so stray away from unnecessary unhealthy decisions. If you become overweight ask your parents so together you two can consult your doctor and a nutritionist! Together you and them can come up with a diet that’s customized for you. Commercial diets don’t always work, because not everyone drops weight the same way. Pick two or three days to the week to go to the gym for at least an hour. Make yourself a goal. Go for a run in the morning or a walk. You can do it! But remember, to stay healthy and remember how much better your self esteem will be when you’ve reached your goal. And DON’T over-do it! But I highly doubt you’d need to take those steps unless you really went out of your way to eat unhealthily.

How many calories should i eat to lose 215 lbs. in 1 year?

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You shouldn’t base it on how much you want to lose, but rather how tall you are, you’re age, and gender. It really is a question to ask your doctor or nutritionist. If you want to start to lose weight right away without counting calories, cut out 3 things: corn syrup (any kind, and check the ingredients on everything), red meat, and anything deep fried. When the shock of that is over and you adjusted, cut out any white/refined sugar, white flour, and poultry (so you’re only meat left will be fish and eggs), and artificial sweeteners. Add the best variety of fresh fruits and veggies that you can find. Lots of green leafy veggies, nuts and seeds, tons of water, and cook with olive oil or canola oil. All that will take some getting used to, so one step at a time. By the end of a year you will have lost up to 100 pounds and will be healthier than ever and will love your life. If you want to be really radical, try this diet: http://www.channel4.com/entertainment/tv/microsites/Y/yawye/mealplans.html

How many grams of fat should a anorexic in recovery consume daily?

im startinng reocvery an was curious. I am on a 2000 calories plan. I never starved myself… i had 700-1000 calories per day for about 3 months. I am 5ft 1 and weigh 80-84 lbs and am 14 1/2 years old. I also am really bloated ALL the time, any suggestion? I also have been drinking 2 regular ensure shakes daily, too much?

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Honestly, it would better if you did not count things like grams of fat and calories. However, the site below says that someone on a 2000 calorie diet should consume 44-70 grams of fat per day. Just try to incorporate more healthy fats into your diet (nuts and peanut butter are GREAT and good for your heart, avocado, olive oil, etc. Are you working with a nutritionist? That would be best for you, if that’s possible. She can help you come up with a healthy meal plan. I know these things are hard to do on your own sometimes, and it is ok to ask the professionals for help. As for the ensure shakes, those are a good idea. I also recovered from anorexia (however i was admitted to a hospital). I drank these in recovery as well. 2 of them a day isn’t too much… i was drinking as many as 4 per day (they were plus too). They are very good for you and contain a lot of good vitamins and nutrients that your body needs right now. It is completely normal for you to be bloated, but rest assured, that should settle down soon. For my first week or two in recovery, i felt extremely bloated and it was quite painful. This is all a normal part of the re-feeding process. Your stomach is just getting used to having a normal amount of food. They only thing you can really do is relax and take anti-gas medications. Also be sure you are drinking plenty of water and eating plenty of fiber to help ease digestion. And when you increase your food intake, do it slowly, like maybe 100 calories every few days. And do not worry… you may feel like you are gaining all the weight in your stomach, but this is mostly just bloating. Weight also takes some time to redistribute itself, so if you notice weight gain there first, do not panic. Trust me, it all evens out all over your body. I am very proud of you that you are seeking help and wanting to recover from this horrible disease. You deserve to have a life free of it. Trust me, you will feel so much better once you gain a little weight, and someday, you will be free of this. You can do it! Best of luck

do i have an eating disorder ?

hi , my name is trina-louise . i am 15 . whenever i look in a mirror , i see my self as a fat ugly cow . im 5 stone . i have recently started counting calories and skipping breakfast and dinner . you can see the top of my ribcage …..people tell me my legs are like twiglets …. i dont believe them .

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If you have to ask…then yes, you have an eating disorder. I’ve never seen anybody asking “do I have an eating disorder?” and not have one. 5 stone is what? 70 pounds? This would be the weight of a 10 years old. Whether you can see your ribcage or not is irrelevant. I can see my ribcage even if I weigh 125lbs (or 130lbs) just because I have a good bone structure and a well developed rib cage…which you’ll have neither if you don’t eat enough (calcium) while growing up and then you end up with a fragile porous 80 years old skeleton at 18 years old. You have BDD (body dysmorphic disorder) so you’re in the wrong category in Y!A. Diet & Fitness is for people trying to eat healthy and exercise. You should repost your question in the Mental Health category of the Health section where you might find people working in the medical field. You need more than the expertise of dietitians, nutritionist, personal trainers and people who successfully lost weight. But most of all, seek help from your family, friends and doctor.

Could my hair loss be caused by malnutrition?

My doctor diagnosed me with alopecia areata (diffuse) a couple months ago. My hair has been thinning for possibly up to 7-8 months. I’ve lost 50 pound in the last year. (I do exercise, but I don’t think enough to lose that much) On days I have school, I don’t have time to eat breakfast, and I don’t eat lunch there, either. What do you think? I’m 15. So it’s not normal baldness.

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Alopecia areata is considered an autoimmune disease, but the cause is unknown. Since you lost so much weight without really trying, the cause may be an overactive thyroid. Get the following panel of tests: TSH; Free T4; Free T3; Calculated T3; Calculated T3; thyroid antibodies. They treat it with meds. Malnutrition can also cause your type of alopecia. You need to start a good quality multi-vitamin mineral & eat healthily. Make time for breakfast. Carry around nuts with you for snacks. Zinc picolinate 50mg. Other causes: Stress Medications Other diseases like diabetes & lupus Viral infection can trigger it. Ringworm Hormones because you’re going thru puberty. Google: mayo clinic>>diseases>>hair loss “DHT Hx” from www.invitehealth.com helps with hair growth 1-800-724-5566 ask to speak to nutritionist. Good luck