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Robert asks…

Best affordable diet cat food?

My cat is really over weight, we feed him maybe 2/3rd cups 2 times a day. I try to play with him daily but he plays for about 10 minutes then he doesn’t seem interested anymore lol. What is the best diet food i can get without a prescription?

weight loss cardiff answers:

The best food you can feed him is a species appropriate diet. He is a carnivore, so he needs meat as the primary ingredient in his food. Look at what you are feeding him and my guess is the first ingredient is corn. And you don’t need the ‘prescription’ diets. They cost a fortune and are not any healthier for kitty, just healthier for the vet’s bank account.

The best sources of meat is in wet food. Even the worse wet food is better than the best of the dry foods. And since kitties are not big water drinkers, the wet food gives him the added moisture to keep his system moving.

Here is a good website about cat nutrition written by a veterinarian. It is in plain language so you don’t need any medical knowledge to understand the information. Here is the link to the obesity section:

Purrs to you and kitty.

Jenny asks…

A good food diet?

I need a good healthy food diet to help me lose weight on my hips. I have decided to run for 30mins a day after school and aswell do heaps of fitness stuff at school. What is good for a daily menu? (brekky, lunch, tea and good healthy snacks) Thanks. Pls mind that I am 13 and still young and growing.

weight loss cardiff answers:

How much do u weigh…u are probably not overweight at all

well first off,u shouldnt diet…diets dont work and u have 2 make a life style change and never starve urself or go below 1600 calories…just eat healthy!!!!!! And please never starve urself!
U should never feel hungry and ignore it…eat when u are hungry! Find foods that u enjoy eating that are healthy! Dont eat foods u hate just cuz u think u “should” cuz its the “right” food to eat….then u will always be motivated to just be healthy…not diet!…and its ok to eat cakes and chips and other “junk” foods!!! Just as long as u dont overindulge! Its not like u will gain weight from 1 day of eating all bad or having a piece of cake! It doesnt work like that! Enjoy your food and u can EAT WHAT U WANT!…i will give u a list of the basic foods and then healthy meals and snacks

-whole grain/wheat breads/pasta/brown rice/oatmeal
-low fat dairy(2% milk, yogurt, low fat ice cream or frozen yogurt, low fat cheese)
-lean protein/meats like chicken, turkey, egg whites)
-nuts/seeds…peanut butter is VERY healthy if u eat 2 tablespoons and stay within that limit


-baked lays chips
-100 calorie packs
-breyers double churned(and no added sugar)chocolate fudge brownie ice cream
-chocolate peanut butter ricecakes
-frozen fruit with fat free cool whip
-quaker chewy granola bars
-fruit pops
-lean pockets
-fat free pudding
-graham crackers
-vegies and dip
-pretzels and fat free cream cheese
-hummus and pita chips
-no sugar added nesquik and milk
pretzels/soft pretzels
-baked fries
– sugar free jello
rice crispies bars suprisingly
-did u know they now make low fat ramen noodles


-oatmeal and a banana
-cereal(watch sugar)…get whole grain cereals
-granola and yogurt
-english muffin and peanut butter
-toast and jelly
-an apple could go along with anything
-scrambled egg whites and low fat or non fat shredded chedder cheese
-whole grain mini bagel and fat free cream cheese
for drinks: milk, chocolate milk, 100% juice(preferably orange)


-beef stew
-grilled chicken
– lean hamburgers or hotdogs
-lean steak
-baked fries

Richard asks…

what foods to eat for dieting?

can some one help with like a diet plan to help my fitness

weight loss cardiff answers:

Good dieting foods for mealtime:

Soup and a salad. These are very good diet foods. A serving of soup (about half a can) has about 100 calories. Add a salad and you’ll have a complete meal. A cup of lettuce only contains 10 calories and other veggies are low in calories too, so you can really load up your salad. Add a sprinkle of shredded cheese or a chopped hard boil egg for some protein and a little fat to help you feel full longer. Look for sugar free or low carb dressing.
Turkey sandwich. The turkey and the bread will total about 215 calories. Add all the veggies you want. If you like mayo, look for the lite kind.
Chicken breast. Remove all the skin and bake in your oven. A 3-oz. Chicken breast (about the size of a deck of cards) has about 140 calories. Add a salad and/or cooked veggies on the side.
When dieting good foods to eat include snacks. Snacking between meals will prevent you from being so hungry you pig out at dinner.
Good diet foods you can eat as snacks between meals:

Raw vegetables such as carrot and celery sticks, cucumber, broccoli, and slices of red and green peppers, along with a fat free dip or fat free ranch dressing if you like.
Popcorn. A cup of lite microwave popcorn only has about 20 calories, so you can eat a lot.
Low-fat yogurt. A single serving container usually has bout 80 calories. To make a meal of it, add half a cup of granola. This will make it about 200 calories, not bad for breakfast!
A piece of fresh fruit.
A piece of string cheese.
There are plenty of other good dieting foods. Brands like Healthy Choice and Weight Watchers make frozen microwave meals and even make deserts that are tasty and are also good diet foods.
Good dieting foods can be supplemented with a multi-vitamin and mineral pill taken daily.

Drink three cups of green tea everyday eat green apples

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Mark asks…

what are some diet foods that fill you up?

i like to snack because i cant find diet foods that fill me up and my snacks arent healthy, anyone have healthy diet foods that fill you up, some snakcs maybe.
is oatmeal good for you cuz it definetly fills me up?

weight loss cardiff answers:

My favorite snacks are fiber one bars, they are realllyyy good and filling. Plus they’re healthy because of the fiber 🙂

Nancy asks…

What are some healthy foods and meals for when you’re on a diet?

I have been on a diet for a little over 2 months and I have been eating a lot of the same foods because I don’t know a lot of good diet foods/meals.
can you please give me a list of foods that will be healthy for someone trying to lose weight?
(besides the obvious…fruits..veg…salads)

weight loss cardiff answers:

Me and my husband have lost 42 lbs between the 2 of us already. I am using the menus and recipes from this site:

Susan asks…

What are some good diet foods that u can eat for luch dinner and breakfast?

Im Gaining alot of weight and I wanna go on a diet but i dont wanna fully cut off food.
I heard of the Jenny Creig diet but i dont wanna Buy pills and Jenny Creig and Stuff
So im wondering if there are any diet recipes or websites…

weight loss cardiff answers:

South Beach Diet Book and Cookbook has some good diet recipies.

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Sandra asks…

What are some good diet foods i can find at the grocery store?

foods like those south beach diet bars and stuff. please list. Thank You. and can your doctor really prescribe you diet foods?

weight loss cardiff answers:

I couldnt tell ya if they prescribe it but maybe they suggest is what i’m assuming!! But you could figure it out…you pretty much had a start with the south beach diets! My personal faves are lean cusine stuffed cabbage to green giant steam the bag veggies and rice…tuna…organic greek yogurt,brie cheese w/green grapes,granola bars,H2O!! Melba toast crackers, lettuce, skinless chicken breast!!!

Steven asks…

Where to buy prepacked diet foods for less than $10 a day?

I want to go on a prepacked foods diet but I cant pay Jenny Craig or Nutrisystem prices. Does anybody know of any other places that have plans for less than $10 a day? I need to lose 50 pounds and I’m not succeeding by buying my own foods from the grocery stores. I need exact calories, under 1200, and variety along with it.

weight loss cardiff answers:

Sorry buddy thats pretty cheap for food per day. I spend $20-$30 in groceries for myself. But these people are going to buy the food, cook it, package it, and ship it to you…plus make a profit on top of that. You aren’t gonna find much cheaper than Nutrisystem:
I hear the meals from Nutrisystem aren’t too good tasting but you get what you pay for.
Nutrisystem is $319.95 per month(free shipping and handling). And if you buy two months worth you get two free weeks.

Also the 3 Hour Diet(is more expensive but I hear the food taste a lot better).
3 Hour Diet is about $558(plus shipping and handling) per month with one additional week of free food.

Sorry I don’t know much about Jenny Craig. But prepackage meals are expensive and the cheaper it is the more like crap its gonna taste.(I dont know if taste is a deciding factor for you though). Nutrisystem is cheaper but like I said the food doesn’t taste great and its deliveried monthly(therefore not too fresh), 3 Hour Diet is all natural, better tasting, and deliveried weekly for better freshness; but is CRAZY expensive.

If you haven’t given up entirely on buying and cooking your own food:

First you should eat every three hours. Constantly eating boost your metabolism. If you skip meals your body goes into “starvation” mode since it doesn’t know when it will be fed next whenever you do eat it stores extra fat.

Remember you aren’t eating more calories you are eating the same(Well more precisely the recommended calories for your weight) but more often. Instead of three big meals, you’ll eat 5-6smaller meals. This boost your metabolism making weight loss easier.

Also try not to eat late at night try to eat dinner by 7pm definitely no later than 9pm. This is what I hear from many people and my kickboxing coach and also my kickboxing book. “We’ve asked you to eat five times a day- don’t fret. You won’t gain fat, especially if you know a thing or two about basic nutrition. Remember that eating every three to four hours revs your metabolism, which is one way your body burns calories.” – The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Kickboxing by Karon Karter and Guy Mezger.

Heres what the schedule should look like
7am Breakfast
10am Snack
1pm Lunch
4pm Snack
7pm Dinner
9-10pm Light Snack if still hungry. Or you can eat it right after your Dinner.

Now as for what you should eat for these snacks and meals I’ll leave up to you here are some good ideas you can mix and match these meal items to create your own diet.

1)Cereal with Low fat milk. Something like Special K, Cheerios, or Frosted Wheats.
3)A few slices of turkey bacon, couple pancakes or few pieces of toast, a piece of fruit
-A glass of 100% Juice. Usually the cheapest pure juice is apple or orange.

1)A sandwich take your pick ham, turkey, chick, beef, pb and j, just try to avoid too much mustard, mayo, or any other sauce. Slap on some low fat cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, or whatever veggie you like and enjoy. Oh yeah try wheat bread its a lot better for you.
2)Also the same as making a sandwich buy a sub from Subway.
You can eat the sandwich with a “Grab” size bag of baked chips.

1)Grilled or baked chicken breast or fish fillets seasoned it how you please. Remove the skin do not bread the chicken or fish, fry it, or add too much salt to it. Sides: Your choice of veggies: I personally love either corn or steamed broccoli.
One baked potato avoid sour cream, adding a lot of butter, bacon bits. Try to keep it as close to a plain potato as possible. Or one potato chopped up and roasted with herbs is good too.
2)Homemade Hard or Soft Tacos: Use ground turkey instead of ground beef(if you do decide to use beef use lean beef), Romaine or Green Leaf Lettuce(healthier than Iceberg), Tomatoes, 2% Milk Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Topped with salsa is you like, wrap in perferrably corn torilla (corn is slightly better than flour, but flour is ok) or place in taco shells.
3)Grilled Hamburgers:Like before use ground turkey if not at least lean beef. Grill over charcoal it adds great flavor to the meat along with dripping off extra fat/grease if you dont not have a charcoal grill or time to grill look into getting an inside grill such as a George Foreman Grill though you do not have the same add taste from the charcoals you will still benefit from extra fats dripping off the meat. Use whole wheat buns. 2% milk cheese, and the extra veggie toppings you may like. Add additional condiments sparingly if at all. What good are hamburgers without french fries, huh? To avoid cook fries in a healthier way try frying them in olive oil(olive oil is pretty expensive though compared to corn/vegetable oil) or bake the fries in the oven. Place in a pan and use only a little vegetable oil to prevent fries from sticking and set oven to broil turning over when the fries are golden brown. The fries will be healthier than deep frying them and still have that crunchy crispy fried taste.
4)Big salad with grilled chicken. Watch the salad dressing that usually screws people up.
5)I’m not a big fan of red meat but you can eat it every so often, try to get lean beef or pork and go for grilling or baking it similar to the chicken and fish. Serve with your sides of veggies you like.

1)1-2 servings of fruit or veggies. Celery, Apples, Bananas, Raisins, just to name a few.
2)Handful of nuts lightly salted.(My favorite cashews)
3)Grab size bag of baked chips
4)2 oatmeal cookies(iced or raisin are fine too)
5)1 bag of 100 calorie snacks. They come in snacks flavors like Oreos.
6)My favorite: a fruit smoothie. I usually go to Sonic they have great strawberry banana smoothies and I see they just started a Double Berry smoothie I need to go try. And of course you can make your own smoothies at home if you wish.
8)Small salad
9)Airpopped popcorn is actually pretty good for you. Its not until you add the butter and salt that its becomes unhealthy.
10)Granola bars

-You need to drink at least 8 glasses of water throughout the day.
-Try to drink one cup of white or green tea. I personally like Snapple’s White Tea infused with Strawberry you can buy the packages and brew at home within minutes.(Unsweetened)
-I know if you have the urge how hard it is to cut out all bad foods from your diet so for dinner you can have one diet soda or glass of crystal light
-Try to drink only 100% juice many “juices” out there are only about 20% real juice. Even then drink sparingly because many juices have a lot of sugar regardless.(You may want to try reduce sugar juices)

Try to think of it not as much of a change of “diet” than a change of your lifestyle. Most people only change their diet to reach their weight loss goals, then they end up gaining it back. You have to actually change your eating habits permenatly and healthily to keep yourself at the proper weight.

If you want to keep trying to cook your own food but keep more easily track your caloric intake I suggest the 5 factor diet. Its the same thing I said before about eating 5 times a day, but they’ll give you recipes and a log so you can monitor exactly how many calories you are intaking along with a custom fitness plan.

Good Luck in your efforts to lose weight

Betty asks…

What are some good diet foods and drinks?

I’m trying to drop a lot of weight. I need to know some diet foods that will help me alongside me working out. Any suggestions?

weight loss cardiff answers:

I like the rich chocolate royal shake from slim fast. It honestly doesn’t taste bad at all. You can just pretend it’s chocolate milk! Hope this helps. Oh, and diet food has no flavor! Just eat sensibly.

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Daniel asks…

Diet FOODS????

I’m on a summer diet and am pretty overweight. I plan on running/walking on the tredmill everyday for at least an hour. I have no way of doing strength training. So, what are some good foods to eat for my diet. I hate salad and most veggies. Green tea? Well, thanks!

weight loss cardiff answers:

Well… Without veggies, it’s a lot harder to diet… I’d suggest trying cooked veggies (I’m a big fan of stir-fried veggies, and if you add some meat to it it’s basically a full meal)–the trick with stir-fries is to add lots of seasoning.

As an example, slice up some onions, zucchini, and sweet peppers… Saute the onions in a bit of oil or some chicken stock until they’re soft, then add the zucchini and saute that for a bit, and then toss in the peppers and cook them just a bit to heat them through. Then squeeze a little lemon juice over the whole thing and sprinkle a dash of red chili flakes overtop… Stir to make sure everything’s combined and serve. This one’s good with just about any type of meat, but I serve it with salmon or grilled chicken most often.

I’d also stock up on fat-free yogurt, ’cause that’s a really good alternative to sugary, fat-filled desserts, and since it has protein it’ll fill you up too.

Good to see you have your exercise schedule down! If you can, doing some simple resistance exercises would help accelerate your weight loss, but if you have some reason that you can’t do any strength/resistance training then stick to cardio.

Good luck!

(Oh, and yeah, drinking tea is good for you, since it’ll help hydrate you, and that often helps a little in losing weight ’cause your body will stop storing water… Just make sure you drink caffiene-free tea before going to bed!)

Thomas asks…

What are good diet foods to take to a barbecue?

My friends are having a get together this weekend and they just recently went on a diet. I want to take some food but don’t want to interrupt their diet. Any suggestions on what diet foods I can take.

weight loss cardiff answers:

Chicken is very low in fat, just marinade it the day before and leave in fridge until you leave for BBQ. Fish and shelfish are great BBQ’d, especially things like mackerel and prawns as they are very tasty and low in fat. You could make vegetable kebabs with onions, mushrooms, peppers and tomato’s take corn on the cobs to bbq, make a salad……

Michael asks…

How to prepare and cook the 3 day diet foods?

I found the 3 day diet foods recipe, but was wondering if I choose to drink tea, what kind of tea do I have to drink?
As for the vegetables are they suppose to be steamed?
For the toast, what kind of toast does it have to be?
Then for the tuna and other meat, can it be grilled or boiled?
What kind of melon am I suppose to eat?
Lastly, do I need to exercise with this?

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weight loss cardiff answers:

I’ve done the 3 day diet.

You can drink any tea you want, just don’t add milk, cream or sugar.

The vegetables should be cooked without any butter or oils – steaming is the best, or you can eat them raw if you want.

It can be any kind of toast – rye, whole wheat, 7 grain are the healthiest instead of white bread.

Tuna – you can eat canned tuna if you want instead of a tuna fillet that has to be cooked. The frankfurter can be boiled or baked, it doesn’t matter, as long as none of the meat is fried you can cook them any other way you want.

Canteloupe melon is the best to eat on this diet, but you can have watermelon or honeydew melon if you don’t like canteloupe.

You should exercise a little – go for a nice walk each day, but it is not necessary – you eat so little food on this diet that you are guaranteed to lose at least a couple of pounds even without exercising.

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