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I have been exercising three times a week for several months, so why am I not losing weight?

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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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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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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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Which food pairings are best for losing 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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Is farm raised seafood better than wild seafood?

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Is it possible for me to eat too many vegetables?

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Is tuna packed in oil better than tuna packed in water, and does one contain less mercury?

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

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Should I avoid eating in the middle of the night, and also avoid napping after I eat if I want to lose weight?

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How should I eat so I have the energy to lift heavier weight when I work out?

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Will I lose weight if I am eating healthy ‘clean’ food, but going over my daily calorie count?

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Does soda sweetened with Stevia pose a health risk?

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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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