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Subject: Diet Tips
Category: Health > Fitness and Nutrition
Asked by: pagej-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 13 Sep 2005 11:22 PDT
Expires: 13 Oct 2005 11:22 PDT
Question ID: 567628
I am looking for some diet tips.  I need 10 (or so) easy to follow
diet tips that are a bit unusual.  Especially good are tips that will
help anyone lose a quick few pounds before an important event.  The
tips should be easy to understand, but need to be effective.
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Subject: Re: Diet Tips
Answered By: nenna-ga on 13 Sep 2005 13:26 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
 
Hi Pagej-ga

Here are 10 unique tips and tricks you don?t hear everyday about
dieting and weight loss.


1. We?ve all heard to drink eight, 8oz. glasses of water a day. Did
you know if you drink cold water, your body has to work to heat back
up, speeding up your metabolism? So, not only does the water help you
feel full and keep you hydrated, you can burn more calories by
drinking it cold.

2. Brush your teeth as soon as you?re done with your portions. It?s a
psychological thing. The mint reminds you food is done, teeth are
clean, and it reduces the want to snack or go back for seconds.

3. Eating soup is a great weight loss trick. Since its liquid, if you
eat it with a spoon, it takes a long time to eat. Your body will
register you?re full quicker than it would with say, a couple
sandwiches, it?s less calories, and it?s filling. Be careful to eat
liquid and low sodium soups as canned soups can have a lot of salt and
cream soups are high in calories.

4. Eat negative calorie foods. 

?All food has calories, that goes without say, so saying these foods
are negative calorie sounds impossible, right? Well, these are foods
that take up more caloric energy to digest then the calories that are
in them. Your body has to expend energy in order to digest and absorb
foods, in fact, 10% of your daily caloric intake is used to process
foods in your body. So these "negative" calorie foods are foods that
take more calories to digest then actual calories in the item of
food.? Make sure to eat them raw with out any additions.

Here is a list:
asparagus
beets
broccoli
cabbage (green)
carrots
cauliflower
celery
celery chicory
Chile peppers (hot)
cucumber
dandelion
endive
garden cress
garlic
green beans
lamb's lettuce
lettuce
onion
papaya
radishes
spinach
turnip
zucchini
apple
cranberries
grapefruit
lemon mango
orange
pineapple 
raspberries
strawberries
tangerine

5. Fruits that contain ascorbic acid or Vitamin C has a fat burning
quality. It reduces fats content and can dilute or liquefy fat making
it easier to flush out of your body or burn off. It also works on
cholesterol as well, making it hard to deposit in your blood vessels.

6. Soybeans contain lecithin, which will ?shield? cells from
accumulating fat. It also helps to break down fatty deposits. Eating
applesauce and apples will limit the amount of fat your body absorbs.
It contains pectin, which limits the amount of fat your cells can
absorb.

7. Building a snowman can burn about 285 calories. So, when it?s to
cold to walk or jog outside, you can still have some fun and exercise
at the same time.

8. Foods that are diuretics. Many weight loss medications use
chemicals as a diuretic to make you lose water weight and flush out
fat unnaturally. There are foods that can be used as natural diuretics
with out the chemical side effects.

?A diuretic is a medication or chemical that promotes the elimination
of fluid in the body. This can lead to an accelerated metabolism that
seems to flush out the fatty deposits that may lodge themselves on
cells. Diuretics break down fatty deposits into small chunks and make
it easier for your body to flush these nasty little things out of your
body.?

It?s recommended that you drink a LOT of water when using food as a
diuretic to make sure you do not dehydrate and you flush your system
out. Here is a list of foods that are natural diuretics

Asparagus
Beets
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Celery
Cucumber
Garlic
Horseradish
Lettuce
Onions
Radishes
Tomatoes
Apple Cider Vinegar

9. Use smaller dishes - Using a juice glass and a salad plate instead
of a dinner plate and water glass can trick you into thinking you?ve
ate a lot, and reducing portion size at the same time.

10. Cravings only last about 15 minutes. Distract yourself with a
chore when you get a craving and wait  an hour, you?ll probably have
forgotten all about it.


Links:

http://www.webterrace.com/diet/ (Diet Tips and Tricks)
http://www.webterrace.com/diet/diettips.htm (More Diet Tips)
http://www.webterrace.com/diet/negative.htm (Negative Calorie Foods)
http://www.webterrace.com/fat/burning.htm (Fat Burning Foods)
http://www.webterrace.com/fat/diur.htm (Diuretic Foods)
http://www.prevention.com/article/0,5778,s1-4-88-103-224-1,00.html (4 Diet Tricks)
http://beauty.about.com/cs/dietnutrition/qt/cravingslast.htm (How long
cravings Last)
http://beauty.about.com/library/diettricks/bltricks111802.htm (Let a Snowman Help)
http://beauty.about.com/library/diettricks/bltricks111302c.htm (Brush your Teeth)

Google Search:
Diet Tips and Tricks
://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=diet%20tricks%20and%20tips&btnG=Google+Search

If this answer requires further explanation, please request
clarification before rating it, and I'll be happy to look into this
further.

Nenna-GA
Google Answers Researcher

Request for Answer Clarification by pagej-ga on 13 Sep 2005 22:52 PDT
this looks great.  Got any more?

Also, did you write the text below--or is it cut and pasted.  Just
want to know if I can use it safely as is.

Thanks
Jon

Clarification of Answer by nenna-ga on 14 Sep 2005 07:52 PDT
Hello again pagej-ga,

You ask if I wrote the text below, however, I'm not seeing any text
below that statement that is "mine"???

I can tell you everything in that answer is my own words, taken from
the websites linked in my answer. If something is in quotes in my
answer, it's quoted directly from the websites; otherwise, the
information from the sites is presented in my own words. The lists are
from the websites that are linked, I just placed them into "one column
lists" instead of two or three.

Here's 1 more tip I found for you.

To reduce the fat content of soups and stews make them and let them
sit in the fridge over night before consuming. Much of the fat in the
broth will rise to the top and harden like a shell in the fridge.
Scraping it off and throwing it away the next day gets rid of a lot of
fat in the soup.
http://www.daawat.com/resources/tips-tricks/diet.htm (Diet tips and tricks)

Nenna-GA

Request for Answer Clarification by pagej-ga on 16 Sep 2005 00:01 PDT
Nenna,
Is there any way to put a private project for you on google answers to discuss?

Thanks
Jon

Clarification of Answer by nenna-ga on 16 Sep 2005 07:26 PDT
Jon,

The only way that would happen is posting it is a high dollar question
here on GA for the $200.00 maxium question price - plus tip. I'd make
$150.00 for the question, plus 100% of the tip (anywhere from $1 to
$100.00), that's the maximum on the site. ($250.00 total is the
highest amount a researcher can get from 1 question) Unfortunatly, I
can't give you any information to contact me outside of here and vice
versa. If you were to post your contact information it would be
removed.

If it was a large project we could do it in parts this way. Just make
the subject heading "Part 1 of - Subject - For Nenna-GA"

Other than that, my hands are tied. Let me know how this would work for you.

Nenna-GA
pagej-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Thanks for the great work.  You did a wonderful job.  Do you write
longer works?  I often get books written on different topics.

Comments  
Subject: Re: Diet Tips
From: research_help-ga on 13 Sep 2005 12:20 PDT
 
Well the basics usually seem to be the best...
Eat fewer calories and less fat.
Eat more fiber.
Exercise as much as you can.
Drink plenty of water.
Subject: Re: Diet Tips
From: omnivorous-ga on 13 Sep 2005 12:45 PDT
 
Pagej --

A friend who's a family practicioner recommends:
*  eat the big meal of the day at noon
*  eat nothing after 4 p.m. -- or if something's necessary, make it
the lightest possible meal

Best regards,

Omnivorous-GA
Subject: Re: Diet Tips
From: pagej-ga on 13 Sep 2005 12:54 PDT
 
4pm, intersting.  keep the tips coming.  I am looking for
unique-original tips like this.

Thanks
Subject: Re: Diet Tips
From: myoarin-ga on 14 Sep 2005 05:06 PDT
 
"Especially good are tips that will help anyone lose a quick few
pounds before an important event."

I am sure no professional will approve of this method, but 30 years
ago I knew a woman in her early thirties who used anti-constipation
medicine for just that purpose  - so she would fit in her cocktail
dress.
Subject: Re: Diet Tips
From: link2me-ga on 14 Sep 2005 14:34 PDT
 
There are certain questions that any person should ask themselves if
they really want to succeed in dieting.These questions mostly pertain
to the individual dieters mindset, such as "Am I prepared to put time
and effort into
changing my diet and activity each week?","Do I want to lose weight
for myself, not other people?", "Can I  make changes to my attitude
and lifestyle to ensure long-term success?". If you can answer these
with a resounding "yes" condider yourself ready.(read entire artcle at
http://www.vitacomrx.net/Weight-Loss.html)
Subject: Re: Diet Tips
From: nenna-ga on 15 Sep 2005 05:12 PDT
 
Hello again pagej-ga!

Thank you for the kind words, rating and tip. I'm glad I could be of
help to you. It depends on the question and the amount of information
I need to give, as far as how long my work is. I've had some quite
short $200.00 questions and and 8 page $2.00 ones. It's all about the
material :)

Nenna-GA
Subject: Re: Diet Tips
From: pblo-ga on 26 Oct 2005 12:01 PDT
 
Eat as much alkaline foods as possible, avoid acidic, it's that
simple! Check this out here (I follow this list and have great
results): <a href="http://www.trans4mind.com/nutrition/pH.html">Acidic
Alkaline Food Chart</a>

Regards
pblo

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