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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is fasting for three days a healthy way to lose weight?

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
This is NG: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone).

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Are there any tricks to help me lose weight in a healthy way?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Make a good plan: Change your behavior and stick with it. Technically, losing weight is simple physics. Currently there is exess fuel in your body stored as fat. If you'd like to reduce the excess fuel you carry you'll need to burn it up (use it). In order to use it up you'll need to eat less (food fuel) than you burn through exercise (movement). Make a consistent effort to take in less fuel and move more.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

What is a good way to lose weight & remain healthy?

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 44 years experience
Eat fewer calories: The best way to lose weight is to eat less while eating a balanced diet. That means fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. For fats, use oils like olive and canola. Cut down on foods with added calories from sugar. It's also helpful to have support from family members and friends. For more info check out http://www.Choosemyplate.Gov/.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Anyone know what is a healthy way to lose weight?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Healthy weight loss: Recommend that calories burned exceed calories in. Drinking at least 8 8 ounce glasses per day is important for both hydration and weight control. Try to get in whole foods (fiber) as well as 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Physical activity is essential. Aim for at least 30 minutes of aerobic activity at least 5 days per week. Think positive!
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can you recommend a healthy way to lose weight?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Slow & Steady: To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is a simple, healthy way to lose weight?

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone).
Last updated Dec 9, 2013

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