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Will intermittent fasting help me lose weight?

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Tailgating Revisited, 9 Delicious and Healthy Options for Football Sunday!

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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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What diet and exercise combination is the best way to lose weight?

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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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Can nutrition help me with my thyroid and weight loss issues?

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How can I gain weight in muscle, not fat?

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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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How can you lose the last 15 pounds in your midsection?

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

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Is it bad to exercise right after eating a meal?

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Eating with These People can Help Keep the Weight Off, Can You Guess Who They Are?

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

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Can you flatten your stomach with diet alone?

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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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How much produce is too much, if I am trying to gain weight?

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How much fat, protein, carbs, fiber, water, etc. do I need to build muscle?

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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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7 Plank Exercises for a Tighter and Toned Stomach

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If you’re like most people, this is the time of year you’re trying to define your abs & lose your love handles. After all, we all want enviable abs for the summer. If this sounds like you, these 7 Plank exercises can help you achieve your goal.

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3 Answers to Feeling Full Without all the Calories

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Not Losing Weight? 5 Hard Truths You Need to Come to Terms With

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  1. It’s NOT because you have a SLOW METABOLISM.

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5 Best Butt Exercises to Get You That ‘Brazilian Lift’ in Your Summer Swimwear

 

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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

Do you have a question about your diet or nutrition?

Ask our dietitian by submitting your question to nutrition@lafitness.com or simply ask it in the COMMENTS section below. To learn how to follow the “Ask Our Dietitian” Q&A CLICK HERE!

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.

Does our body process artificial sweeteners the same as regular sugar?

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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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Is it true that I need to limit my fruit consumption because fruits are high in sugar and carbohydrates?

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What would be an example of a day’s worth of healthy eating?

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Which fruits are high in sugar, and which are low in sugar?

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What is a good source of protein for me to snack on that doesn’t require refrigeration?

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How can I avoid eating bad and sugary snacks at work?

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