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

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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 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.

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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With so many diets out there—like South Beach, Cabbage Soup and Paleo etc.—which is the best diet for ME to lose weight?

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What are good sources of mono and poly unsaturated fat besides nut and seed based foods and oils?

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As I get older it’s harder to lose weight, what should I do?

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If I want to lose weight, but my shift is long and my job is very sedentary, how should I eat?

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I am new to working out; so what, when and how much should I now eat?

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After a full day of eating healthy, how can I avoid overwhelming cravings in the evenings?


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Is it safe to substitute two meals a day with juice or a smoothie?

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Will taking CLA help me burn more stubborn body fat?

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Is it okay to drink a zero calorie drink even though it contains maltodextrin?

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How often, and at what time of the day, is the best time to weigh myself?

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What is the safest way to avoid dairy that may be contaminated with growth hormones?

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How many grams of carbohydrates should I consume to lower my high cholesterol?

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Can you help me figure out what my MACRONUTRIENTS intake should be?

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How many grams of fat would you recommend a vegan eat?

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Am I eating too many fruits, and is it unhealthy to do so?

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Is it true that if my heart rate is not in a ‘fat-burning zone’ that my body burns muscle?

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I can’t seem to stay full, what can I do so I don’t constantly feel hungry?

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Should you consume more protein before or after your workout?

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I’m stuck! How can I break my weight loss plateau?

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Can you tell me the benefits of coconut oil and coconut milk?

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Is Greek yogurt healthier than regular yogurt?

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

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