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A 40-year-old member asked:

What s the best diet for weight loss longterm?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Lifestyle: Study after study shows that short-term diets are not effective in maintaining weight loss. What you need is lifestyle changes and eat in a healthy way from now on. Fewer carbohydrates and fats along with increased reliance on vegetables will be very helpful. Activity is also important so a regular exercise program is recommended. Make healthy lifestyle changes and avoid the yo-yo dieting.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Which are considered the best weight loss diet plans?

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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Weight Loss: Best is to control the calories and exercise. Best to count your calories how much you ingest in a day and how much you expend there is no specific diet its the amount of calories ingested and expended.
A 27-year-old female asked:

What is the best diet that i can follow for weight loss?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Set sensible goals: Successful dieting requires that a person stick to a plan for months or years, so easier goals and small milestones are good. She must be happy with the foods she gets to eat, so severe calorie restriction is rarely successful. One can eat FEWER calories, enough to lose 1-2 pounds a week, and she will be more likely to stay with that modest type of plan. 1-2 pounds a week is 50-100 pounds a year.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How do I find out what is the best dash diet for weight loss?

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
DASH: Weight loss by diet is mostly related to calorie balance, i.e. Intake vs. Consumption. To lose weight, intake has to be less than consumption. Dash (dietary approaches to stop hypertension) diet with lower calorie levels could lead to weight loss, especially if done with increased physical activity.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is the best diet for strength training/weight loss?

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Proteins and carbs.: A diet high in proteins and carbohydrates, but low in fats is most advantageous for accommodating strength training and losing weight.
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 26 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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