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Betty asks…

Question about fad diets?

There have been many fadi diets over the decades: high protein diets, liquid protein diets, low carb diets…etc. But why not a low protein or protein free diet?

weight loss cardiff answers:

The low protein diet esxists, but it is used for therapeutic purpouses. Protein contains 16% nitrogen which the body eliminates in the urine as urea. In cases where liver or kidney function is impaired, ammonia or toxic nitrogen metabolites may build up in the blood. These toxins contribute to kidney disease and may produce behavioral changes such as delusions, psychosis and hallucinations. The Low Protein Diet is designed to reduce these nitrogen metabolites and ammonia in individuals with toxic bowel, liver disease or kidney failure. In order to achieve these objectives, dietary protein must be limited to 0.6 gram/kg (2.2 lbs) of body weight or about 40 to 50 grams per day.

The Protein Restricted Diet is useful for the management of liver and chronic kidney diseases. For optimal results protein-rich foods should be consumed throughout the day rather than at one meal.

It wouldn’t so much work as a “loosing weight diet because of its negative sides. The Low Protein Diet is deficient in protein and can result in muscle wasting. This is a consequence of muscle protein being broken down to provide amino acids to the body for daily use. The result of this would be a general lowering of body metabolism, and piling up of weight when the diet is over. Moreover, substituting proteins with carb or fat-rich food, means an increased in the GI levels in the blood, increased production of insulin and, ultimately, more storage of fat. This diet may also be low in iron, calcium, thiamine (Vitamin B-1), riboflavin (Vitamin B-2), and niacin (Vitamin B-3) and so a nutritional supplement may be necessary to prevent deficiency.

David asks…

What is a hypoenergetic diet?

Can you define the term ‘hypoenergetic diet’ for me?

weight loss cardiff answers:

A hypoenergetic diet is a low energy diet. Not all diets are for fat loss. However, those which are designed to promote fat loss will ensure the dieter gets fewer calories per day then those burned. And, because calories are (a unit of) energy, a low cal diet is a low energy diet or a hypoenergetic diet. In other words, “hypoenergetic” is a low calorie diet and the word is used to distinguish between fat loss type diets and other types of diets. For example, a person who is underweight may opt for a hyPERenergetic diet while a person who is overweight will prefer a hyPO energetic diet.

Good luck and good health!!

Helen asks…

sonoma diet safe?

Is the Sonoma diet safe?

Any good reviews of the Sonoma diet?

weight loss cardiff answers:

Yes it is safe. The sonoma diet consists of eating healthy nutritious food.

The Sonoma Diet was invented by Connie Guttersen. The Snoma ddiet is a low-carbohydrate diet / low sugar diet.The core of the diet plan is eating approved “power foods” that are healthy and intensely flavorful. Another key concept behind the diet program is managing portion sizes and eating approved foods.

The 10 power foods are: Almond, Bell peppers,Broccoli, Blueberries, Grapes, Olive oil, Spinach, Strawberries, Tomatoes and Whole grains.

The Sonoma Diet has three phases also called waves. The first phase lasts 10 days and is the most restrictive phase, allowing the smallest number of foods and the smallest portion sizes. During this phase carbohydrate and sugar consumption is greatly reduced.
In the second phase a wider variety of foods are allowed. You remain in Phase two until you achieve your target weight.

Phase three is the maintenance stage and you are allowed to eat a wider variety of foods.

More info on the Sonoma Diet can be found here:

I had great succuss with this diet. I highly recommend it.

Let me know how you make out with it

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Richard asks…

I want to lose 20 pounds in 19 days is that possible? What diet plan should I follow?

I am going to Florida on March 19, 2007. I weigh 120 IBS. What is the best thing I should do? I want to lose weight in my stomach and mainly in my thighs!

I would like website that have free weight loss diet plans online or your personal plan as well!


weight loss cardiff answers:

To lose weight successfully,you should know:

Low Fat Foods DON’T WORK………
You cannot lose weight using Low Fat Diets. Low fat foods have been popular for more than 15 years, but yet our society is getting more overweight as each year passes. This fact alone should tell you that eating a purely low fat menu is not the answer to losing weight.

Low Calorie Diets DON’T WORK……..
You won’t lose weight using a Low Calorie Dieting Plan either. In fact, eating low calories is the worst thing that you can do to your body, since that will only slow down your body’s fat burning engine and ruin all chances of losing weight (low calorie diets may allow a few pounds of weight loss for the first few days, but then after that all weight loss comes to a halt — known as a dieting plateau). You can never get slim by starving yourself.

Low Carb Plans DON’T WORK…….
You’ll probably find it extremely difficult to get slim using a Low Carb Dieting Plan. Low carb diets have recently become popular over the last couple years, but the problem with low carb menus is that they are too strict and TOO HARD TO FOLLOW for average people. Low carb menus tend to rob your body of too much energy (carbohydrates) and make it nearly impossible to remain on the program for very long. This is why so many dieters find it difficult to follow a strict low carbohydrate menu.

In fact,the food that you eat can either make you THIN or FAT!!!

GO to the source below,,

It will tell you the whole secret of weight loss and tell you how to lose weight by eating Chicken,Fish Filet,Cottage Cheese,sandwich and so on.You can find weight loss is so easy and so happy!!!!!

Paul asks…

What are some good websites for weight loss?

I’m not looking for diet plans, just websites that encourage and inspire weight loss.

weight loss cardiff answers:

Below website teaches you all about how foods affect your body making it easier to be thin. It teaches how to develop new, good habits so staying thin will not take hardly any any effort.

It has a whole different way of dealing with this since current teachings of our society on this has made obesity (according to Atlantic Monthly) the #1 health problem in the world replacing hunger and infectious disease. Isn’t that terrible that while many cannot afford to buy enough food, our extra money is killing us and ruining our health?

John asks…

What is the best weight loss pill or exercise routine?

I am almost 6 months after giving birth. I had a cesarian section and that was my first child. I breastfed up until a few weeks ago, and all I did was gain weight from it; not that I mind because giving my son the best start in life is well worth it. I gained a whopping 65 pounds while pregnant and I was 130, 5’4 before I was pregnant and I have not lost 1 pound since. So, I’m still 195. I eat extremely healthy, I do not eat meat, only fish. I do take anti-depressants to help out with my PP depression. What is the best weight loss pill to help me? I know that no pill is a magic pill without exercise and proper diet, but I have tried OxyElite Pro in the past pre pregnancy but I never really had to lose weight so it never did anything. What are good weight loss supplements and a good workout plan that is realistic with a having a baby. I’d love to lose atleast 50 pounds by summer. Thank you

weight loss cardiff answers:

Any routine exercise is best but you should not leave it. You should choose weight loss program that gas following advantages
– Should be easy to follow
– Should be affordable
– Should not have any side effect
– Should help you loose weight permanently
– Should be according to your daily life.

There are only few such registered supplements , pills and programs like Ephedrex

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James asks…

How do I lose weight just on my thighs and nowhere else, preferably without the use of any equipment?

My body is a good size, except on my thighs. They are pretty big compared to the rest of my body. It looks stupid and unbalanced. How can I lose weight in my thighs without losing weight anywhere else?

weight loss cardiff answers:

Walking does numbers on the legs.

Mary asks…

How much weight can you lose being a vegetarian or vegan?

I am about 5’7″ and 170 pounds. I can’t seem to lose weight on diet plans. I even tried the low carb diets and eating that much meat was just too gross for me. Has anyone tried going vegetarian or vegan to lose weight? Would you have any additional recommendations for this dieting method?

weight loss cardiff answers:

I have many friends who have lost 20 or more pounds just by becoming vegetarian. If they worked out, they’d lose even more.

I went vegetarian just over a year ago and lost 8 pounds “accidentally.” I’ve kept it off the whole time (5’6″ and 130 lbs now). I think the reason it happened is because by cutting out meat, I was also cutting out the stuff that came with it – french fries, soda, etc.

More importantly, I have more energy, need less sleep and overall feel much better. The best part is my monthly cramps have disappeared (no extra hormones in my system from processed meat!)

The important things to remember are:
Being vegetarian doesn’t mean you can eat bread and cheese all day. You need to limit the high-carb items and eat stuff like natural peanut butter, hummus, black beans, vegetarian chili, etc. Amy’s Organic is an awesome line of soups, burritos, frozen meals, etc. That are reasonably priced and found at almost every grocery store.

Consider keeping seafood in your diet. Salmon and tuna are great sources of protein and amino acids and are really easy to prepare.

Quit drinking soda – even the diet stuff. It’s full of chemicals and crap that makes you crave it more, and many brands of the diet stuff have tons of sodium, which makes you hungry. If you need caffeine (like I do) have coffee or tea.

You should give it a try, like I did. Just tell yourself “for one week” cut out all meat, and see how it goes. You may be surprised by how easy the transition is. Good luck!

P.S. – Exercise too! Even walking 30 minutes a day will make a world of difference.

Helen asks…

How can I lose weight and avoid sagging skin at the same time?

I need to lose weight but afraid that I will have the saggy skin that many people who lose a lot of weight have. Don’t want to have surgery so I need to know the most effective possible way of avoiding skin sagging.

weight loss cardiff answers:

Regular exercise tones the skin as well as the muscles, so if you lose your weight slowly and gradually and keep up regular exercise like walking or biking, and your skin will tone up as well as the muscles beneath the skin. You may still have some sagging, but not nearly as much as you would if you lose the weight quickly and don’t exercise as part of your routine.

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William asks…

Are their any diets that follow the food pyramid at least almost perfectly?

I am not fat. I am a skinny teenager who doesn’t want to become a fat adult. It has happened to a lot of people in my family and I don’t want to be like them. I don’t want to go on a hardcore diet I just think that maybe I am eating to much junk food because I am eating a lot. I still want to be able to get the sweets and other good foods I like so do you know any diets that might work for me.

weight loss cardiff answers:

Welll , if you dont want to change wht you eat ,
you could always use the method i use :
“breakfast like a king,lunch like a queen and dinner like a pauper”

basically it means, have a big breakfast , a fairly decent sized lunch and just enough to curb your hunger for you can eat all your good foods during the day and you’ll have more time to burn them off.also more healthier as breakfast is meant to be the most important meal of the day and boosts your metabolism …

David asks…

Can anyone name diets that actually work?

I am exploring my dietary options. Does anyone know a way I should balance my food intake, how many calories a day i should consume, or just anything?
I’m wondering about life style changing diets, or quick diets. I just want to look healthy but right now, I am not happy. I really hate not being comfortable in my own skin, so all help is welcomed!
Thank you!

weight loss cardiff answers:

I haven’t tried my self but i’ve heard a lot about people who had! So it takes exactly 100 days and you loose about 10 kg or about 22 pounds! So you don’t have to lessen the amount you eat, you just have to control WHAT you eat:
1. Things not to eat:
*junk food of any sort
*NO fast food
*nothing with too much flour or sugar
2. Exercise!!!!- skip for thirty minutes every day and go on a jog around you neighborhood. Just get between an hour and two hours of exercise every day!
3. Don’t eat after six in the evening!!!!! Eating before you sleep is very bad.
4. Don’t go on a diet with someone you know!- if you go on a diet with someone else, it might seem smart cause you can “suffer” together, but you end up comparing yourself to them!
5. Do not weigh yourself until the hundredth day!!!- you end up slacking off if you loose you weight faster than you expected.
6. Follow the food guide for your diet!

Paul asks…

How do people on low carb diets prevent constipation?

It amazes me to think that some people do low carb diets and don’t get constipated?
How so?

weight loss cardiff answers:

The first 2 weeks when foods are limited you still eat a high fiber diet – just these 4 foods which should be eaten daily during induction, gives you 33.5grams of dietery fiber – well over the RDA of 25g & much higher than the Standard American Diet. After 2 weeks, you are allowed almost all nonstarchy vegs (less than 25g net carbs in week 3)

21g total carbs – 13g fiber – 8g net carbs – Lettuce, Romaine- 1 head
12g total carbs – 8g fiber – 4g net carbs – Celery – 4 cups chopped
6g total carbs – 4.5g fiber – 1.5g net carbs – half an avocado
8g total carbs – 8g fiber – .5g net carbs – Flaxseed 1 ounce 4T
47g total carbs – 33.5g fiber – 14g net carbs

* Dietary fiber RDA (recommended daily allowance) values are based on 25 grams of dietary fiber per day. It is generally recommended that adults eat 25 – 30 grams of dietary fiber per day.

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