A 49-year-old member asked:

How to work on weight loss, body fat and muscle tone?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Get fit: 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.
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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Not simple: Weight loss comes from dietary changes while muscle shape comes from exercise. Body fat will decrease with avoiding high fat foods. Discuss this with your doctor and see if she recommends a trainer or if she does weight loss at her clinic. It really helps to be followed regularly to keep up with your progress and help you get through plateaus. Hope you enjoy success.
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Last updated Dec 19, 2019


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