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if i walk 2.5 miles 5 days a week will i lose weight?

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Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Most likely: In reality, it depends on your intake. If you burn more calories than you take in, then you will lose weight. Walking is definitely a good way to burn calories. Be sure to eat a diet low in animal products and processed foods and avoid alcohol and soda. Hope this helps!
Answered on May 21, 2016
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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
It depends: That amount of walking typically takes 45 minutes or so. This is a decent amount of exercise especially if the walking is brisk. However whether it contributes to weight loss depends also on the amount of calories consumed.
Answered on Aug 28, 2014
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