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what are some key lifestyle changes to lose weight?

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Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 23 years experience
Lifestyle change: Exercise, exercise, exercise....Increase your exercise to 5-6 times per week at least 30 minutes to an hour and get your heart rate up. Once you are in the groove, add some muscle strengthening to your routine. This needs to be a permanent lifestyle change for you. Additionally lower your calorie intake and count your calories on a website like fatsecret.Com or sparkpeople.Com. Drink more h20!

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A 46-year-old member asked:

How can I help my child gain weight when picky?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See your doctor: See your doctor to make sure there is no underlying illness. He/she will refer to a dietician for info on weight gain diets, etc.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How does sexual libido change in women with age?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Waxs young,wanes old: Libido "waxes"(pre-menopausally) with lubrication and desire and "wanes" post-menopausally due to a decline of testosterone which comprises 2% of women's natural hormones. Some women never notice any changes in libido as the adrenal glands are the main sources of their testosterone rather than the declining ovary post-menopausally.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are "automation" and "adjustment" as keys to weight loss?

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Clinical Psychology 18 years experience
Routine change: Automation refers to making things "automatic" in your weight loss routine. This would include "go to" meals that you have established to be within your caloric intake value. It also includes things like scheduling of exercise so that it becomes routine. Adjustment is the process of accepting change. The more routine (automatic) you make exercise and meals the better the chances of success.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Why take a buddy approach to weight loss?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
It's more fun: It's both a support mechanism and a form of friendly competition. It also gives you an automatic accountability system. Most importantly, studies show that it works well.
A 29-year-old male asked:

I loss my weight.What can I do to increase my weight?

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Is it explained?: The first question you need to answer: is the weight loss explainable? If not, then you may need an evaluation to find a reason that you are losing weight. Certain medical conditions will cause weight loss and early detection can help significantly. If you are healthy - eating well and exercising will help you build muscle mass that can be good healthy weight to add.

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