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So my suggestion to you (and this is from my personal trainer as well) is to multiply your weight by 10 and then subtract 150 from that number to get the amount of calories that you should intake and then add 100 calories to that number for each hour that you plan to work out that day. Try to only take in monosaturated fats and like everyone else said... minimal sugars!


That's interesting! I have never heard of that. Great advice! It's been hard giving up my sugars but...I've done it for two days now so, I can keep it up!



Try this diet for a few weeks and see how that helps you. remember.... TUNA and other types of baked or grilled fish are your best friend!


I love fish especially tuna so, that would be easy for me!

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500 calories a day? That doesn't sound healthy at all. I don't think she want to starve herself.


It's actually not healthy -- not even remotely. No grown person should eat less than 1200 calories a day, generally. 1000 is really, really pushing it. 500 is starvation mode -- totally unhealthy.


To the OP: Your breakfast sounds OK, but you should add some protein to it -- an ounce of low-fat cheese or an egg (or egg beaters or some other egg substitute) or maybe a tablespoon of peanut butter.


Your lunch needs protein, too, probably something leaner than cheese-- at least a few ounces of lean meat or some kind of beans or something.


For dinner -- 270 calories isn't really enough, and most frozen dinners are not "balanced" in the sense that they don't have much vegetables, and they may be lacking in other areas as well, while over-compensating with tons of sodium. You're better off eating 4 or 5 ounces of lean protein (i.e. a chicken breast) with steamed vegetables and brown rice, or with a salad and a piece of wholegrain bread or something.


Also: A small snack or two in between meals is a good idea -- a handful of low-salt almonds, a healthy granola bar, some string cheese, or a piece of fruit.


You definitely need more than 500 calories. And, as metrogirl said, exercise is important.

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oh yes, dont do lift weights, it'make you gain muscles, yes but don't walk up hill either, you'll get manly legs, just walk for 1 hour or 2 everyday walking normally. good luck!


Actually, gaining muscle is GOOD, and most women will never get "man legs" -- we simply don't have enough male hormones to build huge bulging muscles. Strength training is VERY good for weightloss, as the more muscle you have, the more fat you burn.

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Hey everyone. I am on a mission to try and lose 20 lbs. and I was wondering what ways of eating could help me accomplish that....


Like, what types of diets work for you?


Today, this is what I have eaten so far -



A 70 calorie fruit cup and half of a bagel.



A salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, cheese and onions


And for SUPPER I plan on eating this Frozen dinner that is 270 calories.


Is that good to lose weight?



Thanks for ANY advice!


i've been doing weight watchers and have lost about 30 lbs. i love it. it's a sensible plan that encourages healthy eating. as a young woman, you should be ingesting a lot more calories than 500!!! here is a diet plan with 7 suggested meal days, each day has about 1600 calories. i've done it and lost about 2 lbs in a week following this meal plan, along with exercise.


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make sure to eat at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day, 2 servings of dairy, 2 servings of healthy fats, like 2 tsps of olive oil drizzled on your salad, and lots of water.


your sample diet needs some protein. add a tablespoon of peanut butter or almond butter to your bagel. add some chopped eggs or ham to your salad. for dinner, have some grilled chicken breast with 1/2 of a baked sweet potato, 1 cup of steamed brocolli, sprinkled with 1 tbsp parm cheese.


add in some snacks also, like a cup of fat free yogurt, some string cheese, a handful of nuts, a piece of fruit.

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Lots of great advice in this post (well except for the 500 cal, which I think is agreed upon), but the one thing i will add is....WATER....drink at least 8 glasses a day if you're not already. I don't think anyone said that yet.....oh and the colder the better. I was told by my nutritionist years ago that the colder it is the more fat your body will burn because it has to work harder at heating it up to body temperature.


The more you follow the sound advice given in this post the more likely it will be a lifestyle change, which is what you'll need to keep the weight off. Here's to healthy eating!

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Did you eat about the same amount you did yesterday? If so, you might not have eaten enough.


I hear when you're on a diet, you shouldn't drastically lower your caloric intake but gradually do so.


Drink some fruit juice OR better yet, eat a light snack.


Also, I really think you should check out the sites Annie and some of the other suggested for a healthy daily/weekly "menu," if you will. It's going to be hard to keep up the diet if you feel dizzy and lightheaded and enervated due to a lack of nourishment.


I'm no nutritionist but I bet it's more healthy to eat a bit more and to exercise.


Just a thought.

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oh and the colder the better. I was told by my nutritionist years ago that the colder it is the more fat your body will burn because it has to work harder at heating it up to body temperature.


If you don't actually like iced water (like I don't), don't bother, it's about 2 calories per glass. Big whoop!

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