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I lost twenty pounds in one week. I starved and drunk water.

It was very difficult. I want to know is there a healthy way to do it. I excercised the entire week to prevent myself from only losing water. I saw results daily. I don't know how to do it in a healthy way. Do you?
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replied January 24th, 2011
People do the water diet sometimes. But you have know how to do it correctly. It can be dangerous especially if you're doing heavy exercise. Make sure you take vitamins and herbal supplements. When you start eating again you shouldn't eat anything heavy and too fast. start with a light soup with out any meat.
There are many healthy ways of dieting. You just have to find the right one for you.
Why don't you google it? Now that you've lost so much weight, try this one.
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replied January 24th, 2011
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You also need to be careful with the so called "yo yo" diets.....these fad diets can actually cause more weight gain in the end. Getting 30 mins of daily exercise and cutting back on sugars and carbs and eating more protein will help drastically.
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replied January 26th, 2011
Here are some tips for a healthy diet. The more of them you can do, the better your chance of meeting your weight loss goal and still maintain your health.

Always include protein at every meal, especially breakfast. Protein builds muscle, improves your feeling of fullness and will help to keep you satisfied until your next meal.

Choose lean sources of protein, such as chicken, fish, dry beans or lentils. You may even use some protein powder to get more protein with less sugar and calories. I put chocolate whey protein powder in my oatmeal for breakfast, and I don't need any sugar. If you want to use protein powder, do some research to make sure it does not have unhealthy ingredients.

Increase your daily consumption of vegetables. You can't have enough vegetables! Raw, steamed, in soups, whatever you can do to get more vegetables in your diet is a good thing.

Limit how much fruit you eat. Many times when people are dieting they reach for fruit to satisfy hunger between meals. While fruit is good for you, it does contain a lot of sugar and if you want to lose weight you are better off limiting your fruit to 2 - 3 pieces a day.

Eat 4 - 6 small meals a day rather than 3 big ones, if possible. The intent is to stabilize your blood sugar level throughout the day. This will help you to lose weight. If you do try this, be sure you do not overeat, because it is easy to eat too many calories at each meal. Decide how much you want to eat for the whole day, then divide it up into individual meals.

Include protein, complex carbohydrates and good fats at every meal. Try not to eat meals that consist of only one or two of these. An example would be soup for lunch that has no protein.

Eliminate "bad" fats but be sure to eat "good" fats. Bad fats are butter, margarine, corn oil, canola oil, trans fats, and saturated fats. Good fats are olive oil, the omega 3 fats in some fish like salmon, avocados and nuts, especially walnuts. Even though a fat is "good" be conscious of how much you eat. Don't overdo it!

Avoid all processed foods. These not only add a lot of calories, they are very high in sodium and unhealthy ingredients. High sodium intake can cause many health problems, but it can also cause you to retain water, which will make you bloated and feel fat. This is not what you want!

Drink plenty of fresh, pure water. At least 64 ounces a day. Every day! This will help keep your cells nourished and it's important to eliminating toxins that are stored in your body that keep you fat.

For the best health, it is advised to get both cardio and strength building exercise. Weight bearing (strength building) exercise is also important to prevent osteoporosis.

I tried to give you a long list of options so you find something that works well for you. It is not essential to do ever one of these things, but the more you do, the healthier you will be and the better your chance of reaching your weight loss goal. The most important thing is to pick changes you can live with in the long run. For long term success, make small changes, one at a time. Then once you are used to it, make another. I know you will be successful! Good luck.
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replied March 22nd, 2011
I agreed with above reply "tips for a healthy diet" because i also had done same thing when i was in my teenage. and after sometime I again put-on weight and now I am feeling helpless to reduce my fat after lots of medicine and workout. now a days i am feeling weakness in my body and also suffering from some problems due to teenage dieting.
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replied May 24th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
You should set three months plan for losing
4-5 kg weight. Rapid weight loss is disastrous.
Dietary modification and regular exercise half an hour a day five times a week are essential elements of weight loss programme.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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