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Elizeabeth I am over weight and I am in 12 grade how can I loose it fast and quick because I have a dance coming up and I want to look Good for a boy April 26, Shae silva I read online that you can loose up to pounds in 5 days by drinking like a gallon or 2 gallons of water a day, no salt, sugar or starches and to use the sauna. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. You can get that from vegetables, whole grains, fruits -- any plant food will have fiber. Check out these other tricks for squeezing in more steps every day.

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The Mayo Clinic suggests that you get 50 to g of carbs daily to ensure proper nutrition. Watch your saturated fat intake. If you're about to start a low-carb diet thinking you can eat bacon at every meal -- think again.

Choose lean proteins, such as turkey, chicken, seafood, fish, low-fat dairy and eggs. Trim fat from beef, lamb and pork. Saturated fat and dietary cholesterol can raise your risk of high-blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.

Use unsaturated fat, such as olive oil, instead of butter. Next, try to notice when those feelings come up, and have a plan ready to do something else instead of eating. Could you take a walk? These are the sugars in cookies, cakes, sugar -sweetened drinks, and other items -- not the sugars that are naturally in fruits, for instance. Sugary foods often have a lot of calories but few nutrients. Be choosy about carbs.

You can decide which ones you eat, and how much. Look for those that are low on the glycemic index for instance, asparagus is lower on the glycemic index than a potato or lower in carbs per serving than others. Whole grains are better choices than processed items, because processing removes key nutrients such as fiber, iron, and B vitamins. There are vegetarian and vegan sources nuts, beans, and soy are a few , as well as lean meat, poultry, fish , and dairy.

Most Americans get enough protein but could choose to get it from leaner sources, so you may already have plenty in your diet.

Your exact protein needs depend on your age, gender, and how active you are. Make friends with good fats. The better choices are those in fish , nuts, and seeds, and olive oil or coconut oils. Those have unsaturated fats -- polyunsaturated or monounsaturated fats, specifically. Fill up on fiber. You can get that from vegetables, whole grains, fruits -- any plant food will have fiber. Some have more than others. Top sources include artichokes, green peas, broccoli, lentils, and lima beans.

Among fruits, raspberries lead the list. But they ate to fewer calories. Those healthy vegetables added low-cal bulk to the tasty dish.

A protein-rich breakfast may help you resist snack attacks throughout the day. The women ate a calorie breakfast that included eggs and a beef sausage patty. The effect of the high-protein breakfast seemed to last into the evening, when the women munched less on fatty, sugary goods than the women who had cereal for breakfast. For a great snack on the run, take a small handful of almonds, peanuts, walnuts, or pecans.

Research shows that when people munch on nuts, they automatically eat less at later meals. Skip the apple juice and the applesauce and opt instead for a crunchy apple. One reason is that raw fruit has more fiber. A Harvard study followed more than , people for a decade or longer. Yogurt, of all the foods that were tracked, was most closely linked to weight loss. Yes, grapefruit really can help you shed pounds, especially if you are at risk for diabetes.

Drinking grapefruit juice had the same results. But grapefruit juice doesn't have any proven "fat-burning" properties -- it may just have helped people feel full.

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