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    four questions

    Hi there,

    I wonder if you could help me with these sentences:

    The key is to lose weight staying/remaining/being healthy – which would be the best option? Does the sentence makes sense?

    I will give you some advice / advices (?)

    You have to eat five times in a day - is “in” necessary?

    If your body absorbs carbohydrates and they remain in your body, is it ok to say that “your body keeps them on”?

    Thanks!

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    Re: four questions

    Quote Originally Posted by silviasabater_2000 View Post



    The key is to lose weight staying/remaining/being healthy – which would be the best option? Does the sentence makes sense?
    Say:
    The key is to lose weight while remaining healthy.
    Quote Originally Posted by silviasabater_2000 View Post
    I will give you some advice / advices (?)


    Advice is not a count noun. Say:
    I will give you some advice.
    Quote Originally Posted by silviasabater_2000 View Post
    You have to eat five times in a day - is “in” necessary?

    No.

    Quote Originally Posted by silviasabater_2000 View Post
    If your body absorbs carbohydrates and they remain in your body, is it ok to say that “your body keeps them on”?

    It retains them.

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    Re: four questions

    The key is to lose weight staying/remaining/being healthy – which would be the best option? Does the sentence makes sense?

    The key is to lose weight while staying healthy.

    I will give you some advice / advices (?) advice

    You have to eat five times in a day - is “in” necessary? No and would not be used.

    If your body absorbs carbohydrates and they remain in your body, is it ok to say that “your body keeps them on”?
    Your body retains water.
    Whilst 'your body retains carbohydrates' is grammatically correct, it is not sound(=based on reason, sense, or judgment) medically. Carbohydrates would be converted to fat, and the fat stored in your body. Some carbohydrate is converted into glycogen and stored in the liver, ready for release when the adrenalin starts pumping, as in an anxiety-arousing situation. This is a limited amount- the liver stores what it needs and ignores the rest, unlike fat which just keeps piling on with the calories consumed.
    Last edited by David L.; 26-Apr-2008 at 19:17.

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