What diet should I follow to lose 30 pounds?

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Marisa Moore
Nutrition & Dietetics
For lifelong health, skip the diets. They come and go. Focus instead on eating plenty of fruits, veggies, whole grains and healthy protein sources (beans, nuts, yogurt, eggs, fish and lean meat).
Vandana  R. Sheth
Nutrition & Dietetics
The best diet is one that includes whole grains, lean protein (especially beans, lentils, legumes), colorful fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy or dairy alternatives and healthy fats. Balance, variety and moderation are the keys to healthy eating. Consider using the USDA choosemyplate.gov website to identify appropriate portions. Visit eatright.org for additional healthy eating tips as well as a referral to a registered dietitian in your area who can help you on an individualized basis.
Judy Caplan
Nutrition & Dietetics
I like the GoBeFull diet which stresses Greens, Olive oil or healthy fats, Beans, Exercise, Fruit, Unrefined grains, Lean protein. This plant-based diet with some animal protein, four to six servings of unrefined carbs, three servings of fruit and some healthy fat every day should serve you well.

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Dieting For Weight Loss

Dieting For Weight Loss

Losing weight quickly is OK as long as you do it safely, not through a crash diet. You can lose three or more pounds a week by burning more calories than you eat. If you burn an extra 500 calories per day through eating less and i...

ncreasing your physical activity, you can lose about one to two pounds of fat per week. Dietitians recommend a daily minimum of 1,200 calories per day (a 200-pound person might need 1,400 calories). Anything less makes you lose muscle as well as fat, which slows your metabolism. Instead, minimize your intake of starches, added sugars like high fructose corn syrup and animal fat from dairy and meats. Focus on eating fruits and vegetables, soy products, egg whites, skinless poultry breasts, shellfish and fish, nonfat dairy foods and meat that is 95 percent lean. Drink lots of water, don't skip meals, and eat only from a plate while seated at a table.
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