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How to get out of this exercise/starvation mode without gaining much weight?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Lower intensity: To maintain weight, get your resting metabolism rate tested. It tells you how many calories you need to maintain your weight. Exercise is good but for many, intense exercise causes hunger followed by too much food. Do more fat burning lower intensity exercise and weight training with lower weights but more repetitions to help maintain weight and muscle mass. Dont forget to drink water.
Dr. Fred Harvey
Geriatrics 37 years experience
Not easily: Exercise/starvation sets you up for failure because of the abuse it places on the metabolism. The key is to look at new habits. Dieting is not effective. Re-evaluate your views of food. Eat good food always, except for the regular treat. Regular exercise of 30 minutes daily is sufficient.

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