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red zone fat burner will help you lose weight?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Don't recommend: These type of products. For lasting change - you need a combination of portion control, nutrition diet and physical activity. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

What can be done to lose weight without joining a special program?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
BIA analysis: Some scales has body impedance analysis built in know what yours is the important numbers you need to know - your bmr, fat mass, lean muscle mass, total water weight, - you can fashion a program provided you keep watching your lean mass is not affected, using mini trampoline to jump 200 times a day is ideal will increase your BMR and with your BMI (weight+height index) roughly keep to 1800cal diet.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Why is it important to lose weight?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Many reasons: Excess body weight often leads to other medical problems, including an increased risk for: hypertension (high blood pressure), heart disease, diabetes, strokes, certain cancers, back problems, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, fatty liver disease, kidney problems, intestinal disorders, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, musculo-skeletal injuries, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, etc. Etc.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Why does it become harder for us to lose weight as they get older?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Less muscle/exercise: As we get older, our muscle mass decreases and thus burns off less energy/food. If we burn less and yet eating/consuming the same amount of food, we gain wt. Also, because physically we are able to do less, we use less energy from foods. So stay physically active as much as you can, eat less junk food, see doc regularly, sleep well, and live well. We all subject to progression of time..Good luck.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Why would you need to join a gym to lose weight?

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Clinical Psychology 18 years experience
Not necessary: Joining a gym may serve as a commitment to exercise. It can also help create partnerships for an exercise program which makes maintenance more likely. Exercise is for your health and fitness. Reduction in calories is the best bet for weight loss. The combination is great, but a gym membership is not necessary to accomplish either.
A 42-year-old male asked:

How to lose weight when you are 42?

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Dr. Francine Mosley
General Practice 20 years experience
Walk & water daily.: Walk every day, 15-30 minutes. Don't ever eat fried food or processed sugars. Make sure you drink 3 quarts of water daily, and duplicate any beverage that is not water, juice or milk. You will see your body change, as muscles build and fat is burned away.

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