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A 32-year-old member asked:

please let me know if there is such a thing as losing weight without exercising?

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
Losing weight: Yes, it is possible. If you are over eating now but start to eat less, that makes you lose weight. If you starve yourself, that makes you lose weight. However, the most effective way to lose weight is to exercise, eat healthy, and don't over eat. Losing weight is much harder without exercise.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What's a good work out for losing weight?

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Dr. Samuel Sadow
Bariatrics 48 years experience
Push away from table: Eat less calories than you burn and gradually work up to 300 minutes of physical activity per week of whatever you enjoy. Walking, swimming, biking, etc. Bring in some cross-training and muscle strenghthening
A 42-year-old member asked:

Are those online workouts effective in losing weight?

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Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 years experience
Online workouts: Sample on line workouts that involve flexibility, strength training and aerobic/anaerobic exercises can be effective in losing weight. This must be coupled with a low fat diet and nutritional awareness.
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A 65-year-old female asked about a female:

I am 65 eating correctly and exercising but not losing any weight?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, .
A 47-year-old member asked:

Wondering if the workout insanity be for losing weight or getting abs?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Both: Insanity is a high intensity interval workout which should achieve your goals of losing weight and improving your abs. It is an intense workout though, so you may want to talk to your doctor about it first.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Exercising while losing weight, what to do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Losing weight: Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. running, swimming, Nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.) Get in a good mix of cardio with weight training. Good luck.

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