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What diets help to burn fat?
« on: 11/08/2010 05:23:40 »
Following a diet plan which includes high protein and fiber helps a lot to burn the excess fat around your middle, because the body burns more calories in digesting protein than fat. Also cycling your diet between low carb and high carb is also of great help.

Bad carbs causes fatigue and sleepiness after the meal, so it is suggested to include good carbs in our diet that include brown rice , corn, white and sweet potatoes, pasta, fruit, and whole white bread.

You should also include protein rich foods in your diet like eggs oat meal low fat dietary products, lean cuts meal.

Sample diet for high carb day.

Breakfast: Whole grain toast with honey, yogurt and fruit salad

Lunch: Turkey breast along with sweet potato (baked), green salad along with low fat dressing

Dinner: Chicken breast, zucchini, whole grain pasta

Dessert: Fruits

Sample diet for low carb day

Breakfast: Omelet of egg white with salsa and cheddar cheese

Lunch: Avocado and tuna with raw and large vegetable salad

Dinner: stir or fry lean beef with peanut sauce and broccoli

Apart from following the above given sample diet plan people can consider the beneficial aspects of the following fat burning foods and can include them accordingly.

Eggs: Eggs are very high in protein and can burn that undesired belly fat. Eggs contain vitamin B12, a great supplement that breaks down fat cells. Eating too many eggs may increase the cholesterol level, so the best way is to omit the yolk and consume the protein rich egg white.
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Re: What diets help to burn fat?
« Reply #1 on: 11/08/2010 05:38:38 »
Hi fredlovtea,

I'm moving this to the Physiology forum since it isn't really about physics.  In addition, the science forums are usually used for asking questions or starting discussions on a topic--do you have a question about this diet? 

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Re: What diets help to burn fat?
« Reply #2 on: 11/08/2010 09:53:36 »
I always thought losing weight was all about cutting down on calories and putting up with feeling hungry, I did not think it mattered too much where the calories came from.
 

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Re: What diets help to burn fat?
« Reply #3 on: 11/08/2010 14:54:14 »
This is why one should read many posts which declare some truth very critically.

There is no special diet which will "burn fat" (unless you are using my secret Aztec cactus probiotic flab buster powder) available by dialing 1.800.hi.chump absolutely free except for the nominal $85 shipping and handling fee.

If you want to weigh 70 kg. then eat the diet of a 70 kg. person. full stop - period -end of story.  That isn't a lettuce leaf and a scoop of cottage cheese...There is a program I sometimes watch on BBCAmerica called "You are what you eat!"  Whew! Are those people trying to pass as residents of Alabama or something?

Once in the park I noticed some people making mayonnaise and potato chip sandwichs. I knew they could only be Brits just as surely if they had whipped up a plate of baked beans over a potato.

Gotta go...Breakfast time...Hummus with roasted pine nuts on rye-crisp ...Amazing what a visit to the Cardiae Cath lab can do to change your food choices
 

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Re: What diets help to burn fat?
« Reply #4 on: 11/08/2010 14:56:37 »
If you want to weigh 70 kg. then eat the diet of a 70 kg. person. full stop - period -end of story.  That isn't a lettuce leaf and a scoop of cottage cheese...There is a program I sometimes watch on BBCAmerica called "You are what you eat!"  Whew! Are those people trying to pass as residents of Alabama or something?

Or, eat the diet of a 75 KG person and... exercise!
 

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Re: What diets help to burn fat?
« Reply #5 on: 11/08/2010 16:09:30 »
js houmus    312    kcal per 100g       
  50g portion     156.0    kcal
pine kernals    571    kcal per 100g      
  25g portion     142.9    kcal
rye crisp    320    kcal per 100g
  50g portion     160.0    kcal
                  
                     
mcd fries    324    kcal per 100g
  50g portion     162.0    kcal
mayo    692    kcal per 100g      
  25g portion     173.1    kcal
warburtons    238    kcal per 100g
  50g portion     118.8    kcal

Energy values from my fridge and internet - portion size guess work.

Total decent brekkie       458.9    kcal            
Total decadent brekkie       453.8    kcal            

Perhaps there is something to this idea that its not just calories.  I realise that the health-aware person will probably eat smaller portions and few snacks, and personally I would prefer the houmus breakfast;  but I just wanted to show that a few misunderstandings in diet. 

Making me hungry...

Matthew

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Re: What diets help to burn fat?
« Reply #6 on: 11/08/2010 17:17:03 »
If you want to weigh 70 kg. then eat the diet of a 70 kg. person. full stop - period -end of story.
Metabolic rate must play a part.  Some people just radiate heat when sitting on the sofa!
 

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Re: What diets help to burn fat?
« Reply #7 on: 11/08/2010 17:27:42 »
If you want to weigh 70 kg. then eat the diet of a 70 kg. person. full stop - period -end of story.
Metabolic rate must play a part.  Some people just radiate heat when sitting on the sofa!

Yep - agree.  Prison lock-down seems about only place you could get a valid test going (normal people lie about consumption and exercise) but I cannot see an ethics committee going for that.

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Re: What diets help to burn fat?
« Reply #8 on: 11/08/2010 20:54:57 »
mcd fries    324    kcal per 100g
  50g portion     162.0    kcal
mayo    692    kcal per 100g     
  25g portion     173.1    kcal
warburtons    238    kcal per 100g
  50g portion     118.8    kcal

That meal is an arterial depth bomb (whatever a "warburtons" is)

I put my kids through school and funded my retirement on people who needed treatment after a steady diet like that.

I'll make an allowance on potato topped with beans, but you should read the nutrition label on Heinz beans (Ooooops!they get away with out showing them in the UK, I think)  Lot's of sugar or is it high fructose corn syrup now. That lady on "You are what you eat" would give you such a look!

Why can't you throw some beans in a crock-pot overnight and eat real food instead of those factory leavings? It's cheaper and better tasting.

Time for lunch: Hummus with roast garlic (really cheap in the store) dates, and V8 vegetable cocktail  --Yum!

(NB: No High Fructose corn syrup, mayo, or greasy McD (pre-frozen) fries)
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Re: What diets help to burn fat?
« Reply #9 on: 11/08/2010 22:23:09 »
Knowing what to eat on a diet is actually pretty simple to understand, we all know what to eat really and IMHO the bet calorie difference between metabolism of protein and carbs is not worth the worry.

The hardest bit is actually dieting....

We have nutrition labels on foods here, the problem is most people don't know what is a loww or high amount of sugar, salt, calcium etc. Hence the need for the 'traffic light' system that some supermarkets have adopted.
 

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Re: What diets help to burn fat?
« Reply #10 on: 12/08/2010 00:29:23 »
It is ironic that Jamie Oliver the British TV chef has a drive on to improve nutrition in a US middle school. He seems to have a number of good ideas and a great tolerance for frustration in dealing with those blank vacant looks.

Is nutrition part of the curriulum there to any extent? We certainly could use more.

As to food labels..last night I bought some soy sauce and chose between the label that had 500 mg./tsp.  and the label with 500 mg./tsp.

Since I can't taste the difference it effectively cuts my sodium intake.
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Re: What diets help to burn fat?
« Reply #11 on: 12/08/2010 11:27:22 »
It is ironic that Jamie Oliver the British TV chef has a drive on to improve nutrition in a US middle school. He seems to have a number of good ideas and a great tolerance for frustration in dealing with those blank vacant looks.
He has already tried a similar drive in the UK a couple of years back.  I wonder whether this counts as a worthy British export  :-\
 

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Re: What diets help to burn fat?
« Reply #12 on: 12/08/2010 13:21:35 »
The other day I met a man in the physical therapy department who was having a recently amputated below the knee stump evaluated. The amputation was from Diabetes II - i.e., diet related...there was an ominous  discharge from the incision which means he quite possibly may lose more leg. I wanted to change the McDonald's slogan from, "I'm Loving it!" to "Happiness is a good stump!"

They ought to give Jamie Oliver more air time.
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Re: What diets help to burn fat?
« Reply #13 on: 12/08/2010 15:04:42 »
Martin .  The labelling (which I think is from EU rather than UK regulation) is adequate.  FYG it gives energy, protein, carbs(sugars and non-sugars), fats (saturated, mono-un, poly-un, fibre, salt (and sodium equiv) for 100g and for recommended portion plus ERDA.  There is also a new traffic light scheme that it is hoped will highlight foods that customers need to be aware of - but I think this is voluntary at present.  I am really not defending bad diets - and have also seen first hand the medical problems bad choice of food can cause.  I am trying to show that this subject is not as well understood and simple as many might initially think. 

Sometimes I think if they gave Jamie O more airtime they would have to name a TV station after him.  But, I would much rather Jamie than that awful Gillian McKeith woman from 'you are what you eat' - not only is she an annoying harpy, she is academically bankrupt and a fraud; her doctorate is mail-order!  BTW I think there is a typo in your soy sauce bit i guess one was tablespoon and the other teaspoon.
Matthew
 
 

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Re: What diets help to burn fat?
« Reply #14 on: 12/08/2010 16:24:40 »
A tablespoon of Soy Sauce! That would be a pretty dish! I like the soy sauce because you get more flavor with a sprinkle than you would from the salt shaker.

Gillian Murphy  .. is sort of the Guy Fawkes of nutrition, isn't she? But look at what she is working with...those poor people are worse off than many Americans and that is saying a great deal!

I just wish somebody had taught my Scots immigrant mother all this at an early age. It was a shock to learn that porridge is not normally eaten with lots of jam, butter, and crumbled up bacon in it. That stuff was freely available after they came over and they all went nuts. That's how we all learned to eat.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 12/08/2010 16:45:27 »
Oh no please not the poo-lady!! Anything but her!!! I stopped watching her programme as I spent too much time shouting at it!! Still she has made a good amount of money from selling people rubbish potions that supposedly 'suppress bad bacteria in your gut like E=coli" .... Vitamin K deficiency must be good for one then  ::) Or that a particular algae can "oxygenate your veins".....veins?!!

The best people to ask for diet and nutrition guidance are people who have lost weight through sensible eating and exercise IMO.
 

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Re: What diets help to burn fat?
« Reply #16 on: 15/08/2010 18:00:46 »
Well, actually, the best person to ask is a registered dietician. I am sure they have some sort of similar critter in the UK and (who knows?) even the rest of the EU.


In the US, you are lucky to get a 15 minute visit with the MD (if that) before the insurance wallahs drive him on to the next person. If you have a question on proper diet, - and you should if you have any sort of chronic health problem - you are well advised to ask for a diet consult from the dietician.

 

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« Reply #17 on: 15/08/2010 18:12:52 »
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  Well, actually, the best person to ask is a registered dietician. I am sure they have some sort of similar critter in the UK and (who knows?) even the rest of the EU.

   

Yes and they charge you.
You might get a referral to one here on the NHS but only if you have a special dietary need.

 

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« Reply #18 on: 15/08/2010 23:48:46 »
Well, much the same can apply here in the US depending upon the insurance. But actually you don't actually have to have the disease. You just need the ordering physician to document it correctly. That is why you need to choose a sympathetic and creative MD.

Case in point, My Medicare kicked in this month and I started health maintenance with a new internist as my primary. Had my blood sugar previously been normal, they (MediCare) would not have paid for an (Ha1c Diabetic screening test -- even though there is an epidemic of Diabetes) the doctor happened to mention this..and would you believe it? I disremembered that my last blood sugar was 118 when it was really 99. It just shows the importance of carefully choosing your primary MD and avoiding a fussbudget.

Generally speaking though most people over 35 in the US can easily document a valid reason for a diet consult...more's the pity.
 

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Re: What diets help to burn fat?
« Reply #19 on: 25/01/2011 12:28:34 »
 It is good to follow the advice of a physician on diet.My diet at lunch is as follows.
 5 ounces Halibut - broiled.   
 1 cup    rice-white cook steamed.   
 2 tbps Thousand island-reduced cal. Kraft    
0.5 cup Vegetables - mixed, frozen, boiled.   
1 small salad-sm. Garden w/tomato,
1 tsp    Sugar-white.



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Re: What diets help to burn fat?
« Reply #20 on: 26/01/2011 07:14:33 »
Well, much the same can apply here in the US depending upon the insurance. But actually you don't actually have to have the disease. You just need the ordering physician to document it correctly. That is why you need to choose a sympathetic and creative MD.

Case in point, My Medicare kicked in this month and I started health maintenance with a new internist as my primary. Had my blood sugar previously been normal, they (MediCare) would not have paid for an (Ha1c Diabetic screening test -- even though there is an epidemic of Diabetes) the doctor happened to mention this..and would you believe it? I disremembered that my last blood sugar was 118 when it was really 99. It just shows the importance of carefully choosing your primary MD and avoiding a fussbudget.

Generally speaking though most people over 35 in the US can easily document a valid reason for a diet consult...more's the pity.
It isn't normally good policy to provide misleading information to your doctor.
 

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What diets help to burn fat?
« Reply #21 on: 14/02/2011 20:54:26 »
Buring fat and losing weight come with a healthy lifestyle. It is untrue to believe that diet or exercise alone will do the trick. The two go hand in hand and you need to follow both in order to see results. Start by getting at least 7 hours of sleep a night. Make sure when you wake to eat a healthy breakfast (greek yogurt and granola, oatmeal, egg whites with veggies, whole wheat toast and fruit for example) within two hours of waking to get your metabolism going. Eat 5 smaller meals throughout the day to keep your metabolism running. Focus on getting more vegetables and fruits in your diet, rather than carbs - particularly white carbs. Begin a workout regime, starting with 3 days a week with at least a half hour of cardio. Start doing some work with weight to strengthen your muscles and create a healthy metabolism.
 

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