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Frequently Asked Questions on weight loss

Why do people gain weight, even after following the Healthy Eating Guidelines? Can I gain weight following the healthy eating plan? How much water should I drink every day to avoid dehydration? Find out the answers to this questions...

  • Why do people gain weight, even after following the Healthy Eating Guidelines?

    Most people gain weight under these guidelines because they lack consistency. Striving to follow these guidelines each & every day will lead to ultimate success. It also depends on an individual’s previous eating habits. If a person was eating too little, their body will be used to conserving any food it gets because it was getting little energy in the first place. Therefore, when they start eating appropriately & add their food quantities, their bodies will tend to conserve more food for a while before losing or maintaining their weight.
  • How can I follow my healthy eating plan in restaurants?

    It helps to have a healthy snack like a fruit, nuts or yoghurt, before you leave for the restaurant; this way you will not be as hungry & get carried away to order plenty of food. Be the first in your group to order to avoid being influenced by someone else's choice. Ask for salad dressings, sauces, and gravies to be served on the side, so that you are in control of the quantity you eat. Choose foods that are boiled, grilled, roasted and steamed instead of fried. If you really want to eat fried foods, do it once in a while or order half a portion. Enjoy rolls and breads without butter. Steer clear of alcohol-- it's high in calories and may impair your self-control. Finally, eat slowly and enjoy the food, the people and the conversation!
  • Can I gain weight following the healthy eating plan?

    The Healthy Eating Plan is a set of guidelines for everyone to healthy living. If you have specific needs such as gaining weight, it is best if you consult a nutrition expert & form a meal plan based on these guidelines. This also applies to any person who may have a medical condition.
  • How much water should I drink every day to avoid dehydration?

    Most healthy adult men should drink about 3 liters of fluids a day and women about 2 liters (unless he or she is fluid restricted). That is about 6 to 8 glasses.Pay attention to thirst as well as the color and odor of your urine. Dry mouth and concentrated (dark) urine are good indicators that you need more fluids. Dry environments,heat and physical activity, especially during warm weather, all increase hydration needs. Both young children and older adults are more vulnerable to dehydration. Keep in mind your body constantly loses water as it evaporates from your skin. Individuals with larger body surfaces and those who perspire more will lose greater amounts of water through evaporation.