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How can you overcome obesity?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Eat less, & exercise: Obesity can be overcome by a permanent change in lifestyle and in personal outlook. If a person eats fewer calories than he needs to live on each day, his body will use the stored fuel (fat). If a person exercises more than he did before, but does not start eating more calories, then his body will use up the fat (stored fuel). Easier said than done, but definitely possible to do.
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Obesity: Move more and eat less.
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Lifestyle changes: small changes in diet and activity can result in big changes in obesity. First and foremost, try to eliminate sugar or caloric beverages- they usually add unneeded sugar to your diet. Consult with a health professional about diet and activity to get a program that will work for you and your lifestyle. Try to be more active daily. Every bit counts.
Dr. Mark Brezinski
Sports Medicine 33 years experience
Right program: I am a functional movement and fitness specialist. Weight loss is a combination of exercise and eating an appropriate diet. This differs for individuals. You have to start with a realistic time table and get into the correct exercise routine for you. http://www.seizehealth.com/Functional_Movement_and_Fitness_Specialists_%28SeizeHealth%29/Overcoming_Obesity.html
Dr. Girish Kalva
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
FASTING: its hard to exercise if you have obesity,try water walking in a local community pool(shallow),try TIMED EATING which is NO FOOD from 6 PM to 8 AM.eat only cooked foods at home.no fast or junk or processed foods.Drink Organic Apple cider vinegar(BRAGGS) 10 min before a heavy meal or a meal full of carbs.Drink water but never with food,always drink 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.Sleep @ 10 PM
Dr. Jana Tomsky corvalan
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Life style change ..: Obesity has roots in family, culture, emotions, genetics...other factors BUT, it is possible reverse it! 1 st see beyond " routine" of food choices- discover healthy alternatives of "carbs" as eliminate all bakery goods.. sweets, ... heart healthy.. natural almonds, Avocado, fish, all vegetables, yogurt white.. berries ... delusions choices . Drink plenary water, avoid alcohol. Walk daily KEEEP
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Eat fewer calories: Our bodies are in a simple state of balance. If we eat more calories than we use, we gain weight. If we eat fewer calories than we use, we lose weight. So, people who want to lose weight must eat less than they use on most days, but occasionally may eat more than they use on other days... but it averages out over time, so that they are eating fewer calories overall, than they use each day.

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