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What is the best food and workouts to lose body fat?

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Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Paleo or primal diet: Excess body fat is mostly nutrition then sleep and lastly exercise. Your body uses sugar and starch to make fat. So start by cutting back on those. Eat real food and stop all sugared drinks. Look for information on sleep hygiene to learn how to get better sleep. Then do the right foundational exercise - get outside and walk 20 minutes 3 days a week.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what is the best food and workouts to lose body fat?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sensible - avoid fad: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. 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.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Please recommend the best food and workouts to lose body fat?

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Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
Low carb and HIIT: Body fat is stored when you eat too many sugars and starches. One way to get your body in a fat burning mode is to have your first meal of the day be protein and healthy fats(olive oil, coconut oil, grass fed butter, egg yolks) and NO carbs. The best exercise to shift your body into fat burning is high intensity interval training.

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