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I feel like I have tried everything and nothing works, what can I do to lose more weight?

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What standards I should base my DIET on to LOSE WEIGHT and INCHES?

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How can I lower the appearance of cellulite on my legs? Are there foods that cause cellulite, or perhaps foods that can help reduce it?

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What are the benefits of consuming antioxidants in a body that exercises 3-5 days a week?

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How is it that I can be at a certain weight one day and weigh 8 pounds more 2 days later? I eat the same day after day and go to the gym 5 days a week.

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Does high sodium cause high blood pressure?

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What is insulin resistance, how common is it and how is it diagnosed?

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Is protein fattening, or can I drink a protein smoothie every day?

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Are potassium chloride salt substitutes good for you, and better than normal salt?

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I have been trying to add beans into my diet more, but why do they make me feel so bloated and distended in my belly? Is there anything I can do to remedy this?

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What is the hottest hot pepper, and could it really burn my mouth, or hurt my internal organs?

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I honestly don’t get this whole AMINO ACID thing. What are all the essential and nonessential AMINO ACIDS, and do we need them if they are nonessential and why are the ‘essential’ so, well, essential?

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What shakes or smoothies can help sustain me on my multiple work out days?

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I can’t lose my BELLY! Can you HELP me?

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Are beans considered protein, starches or vegetables in a balanced diet?

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Do you have any suggestions on small ways to increase the FIBER in my diet?

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I am a new member and new to the Living Healthy Blog, how can find the information I need for my diet and fitness goals for my new journey at LA Fitness?

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I am not seeing any changes in my body composition even though I am eating better and working out, what am I doing wrong?

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Surprising Information About Your Diet, Your Cholesterol Levels and Your Health

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Am I doing the right things with my diet and exercise to lose belly fat?

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What can I eat to cut sugar out of my diet?

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What is the best alternative (to sugar) sweetener for coffee?

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How can I reduce my cholesterol and triglyceride levels with diet and supplements?

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I have a lot of muscle tone throughout my body, but a bit of fat still in my stomach area. What foods can help me get rid of this stubborn belly fat?

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I am having success losing weight, but could you to review my strategy to see if it is my best option?

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I get a lot of cramping in my legs, can increasing my potassium help?

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I eat clean and do cardio, strength or intense interval training every day, why haven’t I lost weight, help?!

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What should I eat to lose weight?

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Do you have any suggestions for protein-rich snacks that aren’t nuts?

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Why does sodium intake affect my blood pressure?

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Is beef jerky good/healthy to eat?

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How can I lose my belly fat?

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Can I replace chicken, seafood or turkey with tofu to get my protein?

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Which type of dairy products are the healthiest: Non-Fat or Full-Fat?

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My life is hectic. Can you give me a ‘plan of action’ to help me lose 45 pounds?

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I don’t like vegetables, so what healthy meals and shakes should I have to lose 40 pounds?

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Should I drink my whey protein shake after my strength training, but before my cardio?

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What is the best way to incorporate bread, cheese and salads into 3 main meals for vegetarians?

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What is the best diet to follow for people with reactive hypoglycemia?

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Should I start drinking red wine to help me lower my cholesterol? Does red wine help your blood pressure?

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What are the best food groups to eat throughout the day to lose weight?

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5 Surprising Foods Full of Hidden Sugar

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I went gluten-free and gained a lot of weight, what am I doing wrong?

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Will intermittent fasting help me lose weight?

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Is there a way for me to go back to a vegetarian diet safely, and without gaining weight?

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Why am I gaining weight on a no-carb diet?

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How can I LOSE WEIGHT and GAIN MUSCLE?

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Why don’t I feel full after a 600 calorie meal?

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How can I tell if food is high in saturated fat, and will unsaturated fat help me lose weight?

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I am confused about Carbs, Fat, and Protein intake to lose weight. Everyone says something different, what is the right amount of each for weight loss?

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Is the Macronutrient Distribution Diet the BEST for WEIGHT LOSS?

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Are there concerns about too much protein, or other supplements, adversely affecting your kidneys?

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Will you lose weight if you replace some meals with protein shakes?

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What should you do/eat to maintain your IRON level?

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What are vegetarian things I can eat that contain a lot of protein?

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What should your MACRONUTRIENTS intake be?

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One calculator says 1200 Cal/day, the other 2030 Cal/day to lose weight, which is correct?

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Why haven’t I lost weight or belly fat after two months of working out?

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How can I lose the last 10 pounds I gained during pregnancy?

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Do I have to eat BEFORE an early morning training session, or can I wait until AFTER?

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Which food pairings are best for losing weight?

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Can I prevent my muscles from cramping by adjusting what I eat and drink?

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What is the best afternoon snack to curb hunger?

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Is eating before I sleep sabotaging my weight loss?

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Am I eating wrong to obtain 9% body fat, or is this just not realistic to achieve?

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3 Answers to Feeling Full Without all the Calories

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What are the side-effects of appetite suppressants and are they harmful?

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What is the best regular fiber that you should consume and how much?

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Should I eat dinner before or after I go to the gym if I workout late at night?

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How can I train my brain to stop thinking about and craving bad food?

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Does L-carnitine help promote fat metabolism and fat burning?

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What are some good gluten-free snacks?

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I just found out I have Celiac Disease and must become gluten-free. Do you have any suggestions on gluten-free snacks? Is it unhealthy to be having more intakes of corn and rice based products? – Dena O.

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Snacks based on fruit, nuts, seeds, milk, eggs or meats are no-brainers. Examples include good old-fashioned celery with natural peanut butter, cheese and apples, or hard-cooked egg and grapes. If you want something sweet or savory from a box or bag (think crackers or chips) then it’s trickier to avoid gluten, but many suitable products now line the shelves. You just have to look carefully at the ingredients list if the package doesn’t indicate “gluten-free” or GF.

Some favorite GF snacks of mine include yogurt, edamame (soybeans), sweet potato chips, trail mix, guacamole or salsa with corn tortilla chips, snap peas and carrots with hummus, and GF bars such as Larabar or KIND. I’d recommend you explore options for home and on-the-go that you can stock up on so you won’t be without suitable snacks when you need them.

Corn and rice are fine when replacing wheat as a main carbohydrate source in the diet. Many populations live off these (or potatoes) as their staple food. Your concern should be for how processed your selections are, as products based on these can be wholesome or refined. Popcorn is fine, whereas cheese flavored corn puffs are not. Brown rice cakes or GF wild rice soup are fine, but crisped rice treats are not.

Other readers: Interested in a gluten-free diet for weight loss? CLICK HERE to read our article on the facts.

– 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.

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What can I do to stop craving sweets?

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Is monk fruit extract a natural sweetener, and is it better for you than sugar?

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