Need help with nutrition for weight loss

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Jul 1, 2016 3:01pm
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I could really use some advice as to what foods are good to boost metabolism and lose weight. Is anyone on any diets that are easy to follow, that you would like to share. I don't even know where to begin. Can someone please give me an example of what your daily food intake is (the types of food and how many calories per day)? Also i was wondering about protein shakes are they good for someone trying to tone up and Lose weight? Or should they be avoided.

06 Jul
Pineapple is good for weight control, for the fact of it being a active enzyme. Apples are high in fiber. Drink lots of water, eat light meats (chicken fish) carbs arent bad for you but people assume carbs are carbs (its not there are starchy carbs that do Nothing!) White bread, sweet cakes via anything processed. When you get closer to where you want to be you can afford to easy up on your life routine ( i say that because when you say diet you just told yourself when you get to where you wanted to be your going...
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Jul 1, 2016 6:03pm
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Eat chicken with plain rice and vegetables

02 Jul
question.. what if you don't like rice? lol what's a good alternative?
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Jul 1, 2016 6:04pm
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And make sure u do it for like 3-4 weeks u will see some results

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Jul 1, 2016 6:41pm
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Have you tried out using myfitnesspal?

There aren't really any foods that raise the metabolism by any degree that makes it worth it to really pursue those foods. Your best bet is to reduce overall caloric intake just a little each meal. Drink more water. Avoid beverages with calories, avoid simple sugars like sweets and desserts.  Eat more vegetables. Eat more fiber like whole grains, oatmeal..

Try controlled eating strategies, such as filling at least half your plate with vegetables.. Then after eating one serving wait 30 minutes and if you're still hungry go ahead and allow yourself to eat more.

01 Jul
I have in the past and i really liked it it made it so much simpler for me. I just got so busy with school that i stopped using it (i know i should not be making excuses). But sometimes i need that little push but that is a really great idea, and. going to start doing that again thank you;)
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Jul 1, 2016 7:22pm
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I love chicken and rice so thats a really good option:)

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Jul 1, 2016 7:34pm
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And the hardest thing for me is soda and tea i have to have a little caffeine everyday. I love sweet drinks, i think that's what is holding me back because i can do the healthy eating and i eat very small meals and snack throught the day on fruits and whole wheat crackers, or protien shakes, etc and if i have chocolate its dark, but im having a hard time completely cutting out the sweet drinks. Are there any alternatives, i just have the hardest time drinking water :( im not a big fan )

01 Jul
the transition is not easy but nowadays i drink a lot of sparkling water. you can get it in all kinds of flavors. diet soda is a middle ground solution for still getting flavor and caffeine, but black coffee or unsweetened tea is your best option there.
01 Jul
for sweetened drinks you can have green tea or black coffee (white if you use almond or soy milk), plus can be delightfully sweetened with liquid stevia. only a few drops makes a cup taste very sweet, and none of the chemical poisons of your diet/no-cal sodas
05 Jul
Thanks guys those are really great alternatives, :) i will drink more tea and coffee and if i feel like soda ill go with diet.
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Jul 5, 2016 11:58am
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What about juice would that be ok or is there to much sugar?? I just can not get my self to drink more than a few glasses of water a day especially while eating i have to have something other than water.. I've even tried flavored waters but im not a big fan of those either.

06 Jul
juice is not as healthy as the juice companies want us to believe, at least for weight loss... it's just another way to consume liquid calories too quickly, without any fiber or substance. As a transition, you might try drinking juice and gradually substituting more water so eventually you are just adding a dash of juice for flavor to a glass of ice water. You might be surprised how quickly you adjust to the subtle flavor boost it gives water.
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Jul 17, 2016 4:52am
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Jul 17, 2016 11:20am
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I drank about 8 to 10 cans of Pepsi a day. I hated water.   I realized that it wasn't cold enough. Got a brita pitcher and an insulated water bottle and Poof!  No more soda.  I still need the caffeine so I take a pill. Get what I need without the calories and sugar

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Jul 25, 2016 11:46pm
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If you have a Jamba Juice near you, i recommend a Ginger and Greens.  Tumeric and Ginger tea have many beneficial effects, if you add Cayene Pepper.  A very spicy drink, but it will help boost metabolism, improves circulation, which then will improve skin ,digestion, and help with weight loss.  The combo is also a detox, which will lessen joint pain and of course help lose weight. 

Finally add a probiotic to take everyday.  Gotta keep that digestive tract healthy.

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