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how much daily physical activity do i need to maintain healthy weight?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Calories and exercis: Combination of caloric restriction and at least half hour of moderate intensity exercise are needed for optimum effectiveness.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Is having a guilty conscious about food a healthy way to lose weight?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
No: A guilty conscience about food is not a healthy way to lose weight. Healthy food nourishes your body and keeps it running well. Emotional problems can sometimes confuse and complicate the process of eating, though. For instance, some with binge eating disorder suffer guilt about food. See your physician if you're concerned about your weight or your feelings about food.
A member asked:

I am 11 weeks into a daily exercise program, and starting to skip days. Any ideas on how to stay motivated?

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Dr. Brian Kaufman
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Remember...: Remember why you started in the first place and how much better you felt while doing it. Also, schedule it as an appointment. Even if you don't want to do it, do 10 minutes. You can always find 10 minutes. Right?
A 18-year-old member asked:

Is losing 25lbs in 3 mnths a reasonable or achievable weight loss goal?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: The answer depends on your baseline weight but in general a pace of 0.5-2 lbs/week is acceptable and achievable. The most important thing is how you are doing this. Make sure you stick to a program that you know you can maintain lifelong instead of falling for the fad diets/regimen. Good luck to you.
A member asked:

I have shoulder calcification can I still exercise take weights?

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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
No: You can still lift weights and exercise as tolerated. You may be limited by discomfort and if your are then you may need to have it further evaluated to determine if you need any intervention.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What could cause a sudden weight loss of 10 pounds?

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Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 54 years experience
How sudden?: Rapid weight gain could be due to fluid buildup or as a side effect of several drugs. See a doctor.

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