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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Miles not the answer: It may help if u do not consume more calories/day. The exercise is good but not enough. U need a healthy diet and b sure u do not increase intake. A s ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
It is about 100: Calories per mile (give or take). It takes 3, 500 calories to lose a pound. If you make no changes to your diet - the amount you walk will be determin ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No standard.: Use an app 4 ur phone & keep up to date so u don't forget, also apps 2 count ur calories 4 each bite, portion u eat, if the daily in/out r = u will st ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Confused: Tribology is the science that studies friction, lubrication and wear phenomena. I have never heard of it as a medical condition. Walking is always h ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Harrington
41 years experience in Internal Medicine
Exercise: It takes a negative 3500 calories to lose one pound of fat. I.E. If you exercise each day and burn off 500 calories more that your baseline you will ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
It depends: Upon where you're starting from. The more you weight, the more you need to lose. Healthy bmi is usually considered to be from 18.5 - 24.9, but there a ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azita Madjidi
29 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Unknown: There are other factors than your weight that play a role in your longevity. However, as far is your weight, keep your bmi (body mass index) within no ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
44 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Exercise: It is likely necessary for you to exercise aerobically 4 to 5 times a week, and weigh train at least twice a week in addition to a healthy diet in ord ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mitchell
22 years experience in Bariatrics
Diet and exercise: We would need to know your height, and also it would be beneficial to know your current activity level as well. But for an example let us say you are ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leon Katz
Dr. Leon Katz answered
28 years experience in Bariatrics
Tricky: Obviously your individual height and weight will play a role, as well if men or women. Instead of having a definitive number in mind, consider a few e ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Should not measure: Exercise has many benefits scale should not be only measure. Good for circulation. Good for heart and lungs provides a sense of well being. And yes bu ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Walking of weight: Hours! weight loss needs caloric reduction as well! try starting with 30minutes of walking and adding a minute every walk to build up to over an hour ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Weight loss: To lose weight you have to burn more calories than you take in. For most people you have to decrease your caloric intake. It is best to decrease calor ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Consider : - no, don't just consider, really think about how this can help your health ; well being (assuming that is the case).
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
28 years experience in Dentistry
Difficult to Say: We need to know more to advise you. Are you male or female? Current weight? How tall are you? Are you very active or pretty inactive? Weight trainin ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience in Psychiatry
Weight Gain: Its best to wear a calorie monitor and see how much you loose daily for a week or so and see how many calories you ingest. Best to consult a dietitia ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience in General Practice
Burn more than eat: Overall it comes down to how much you consume. You should burn more than that. There are programs (try looking them up online) that can count your cal ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience in Dermatology
Excess skin: Excess skin accumulation really varies from patient to patient during weight loss. There are treatments available such as velashape, laserlipo to tigh ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kelber
25 years experience in Family Medicine
Losing weight: As a general rule of thumb, it takes about 20 calories for each kilogram of weight to maintain current weight (2.2 pounds for each kilogram) so a per ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Proper diet&water: By drinking water you are not going to loose weight unless you eat proper diet low in calories and carbohygrates.Includes fruite, vegies, lean meat or ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
You: Different types of fruit have different amounts of calories. If you take in enough fruit - you will gain weight (if calories in exceeed calories burn ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Try working: With a nutrioist and a trainer to help provide you the education, monitoring and help that you need.

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