I gain weight easily, but i want to lose weight so what should I eat?

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I am female, 5’1″ and 195 lbs. I work full-time and I’m married with an 8-year-old daughter. I’m 48 years old and work out 4 times a week at LA Fitness for one hour each session. I want to lose weight and I have 3 meals and 3 snacks a day. For me it’s easy to gain weight. I’m Mexican-American and I love to eat good food. Any suggestions? -Lourdes 

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You don’t have to give up comfort foods completely, but you should scale back your portions — especially starches. Have your favorite comfort foods less often to make them more special. Try keeping snacks 150 Calories or less and on your NON-workout days replace dinner with a large vegetable salad topped w/ lean protein. If you get hungry between planned meals or snacks, eat raw vegetables and drink a glass of water. Keep at it busy mom! – Debbie J., MS, RD

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Debbie James is a registered dietitian. Any views or opinions presented in this article are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinions or recommendations of Fitness International, LLC.

Posted on October 24, 2013, in Ask Our Dietitian, Health, Helpful, Nutrition, Weight Loss and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Choose fresh, nutrient-rich, healthy, low-fat foods rather than junk food.Exercise every day! This could be the most difficult step to follow. But what you can do is actually start slowly then steady increase the amount of exercise.By choosing your foods carefully, you can drop the pounds without going hungry. There are many foods out there that are proven to help you to lose weight, foods such as chilli, green tea, berries and whole grain, can do various things to help you to drop the pounds.

  2. Well, I’d suggest you should go to the gym and start strength training.

  3. demrtre ellison

    This is great information. Thank you for publishing this.

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