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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what is the best exercise and diet for weight loss?

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Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Ask your doc first: Everyone is different and has different tolerances for exercise and diet. Portion control is the best long term diet strategy. I usually have people multiply their ideal body weight by 12 and that's on average how many calories they should eat daily from then on to get and maintain that weight. Then I recommend high intensity exercise, if the patient is able, since that builds the most muscle.
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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33 years experience
Yes...: ...the diet and exercise YOU'LL STAY WITH THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!
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A 43-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me how much exercise is recomended for weight loss?

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Dr. Mark Galland
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Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. Exercises such as crunches, planks, sit-ups, etc are good for toning the abdominal muscles, but cardio is best for weight loss.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Which one is more important for weight loss - diet or exercise?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Balance the two: If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

What's the best supplemental weight loss pill to go with a diet-and-exercise plan?

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Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 33 years experience
Unfortunately: There is no safe and effective magic pill.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are best weight loss products?

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Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Depends: The one you stick with. I get patients to lose lots of weight with no products. I have them reduce portions and divide their plate up in a way that is simple and makes sense. The only other thing they use is a multivitamin with iron if necessary to keep nutrients up to par when they lose a lot of weight.
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A 63-year-old male asked:

What exercise is best for weight loss?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
High intensity: High intensity interval training is good to do for weight loss.
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