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How effective is weight lifting for weight loss?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
If burning calories: Weight-lifting burns stored fat only if the activity is using lots of calories. If one lifts a heavy weight one repetition, and then walks around chatting with friends, then not much fat will be lost. In general, if a person exercises more than he did before, but he does not start eating more calories, then his body will use stored fat to provide the energy the exercises require.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Good: Helps build muscle and endurance.

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What fruits are the most effective in weight loss?

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Dr. Arthur Apolinario
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: Even an elephant is a vegetarian. In other words any fruit in big amounts will cause you to gain weight. So as far as "effective" and fat burning, there are none if you eat too much. Now in small moderate amounts, avocado, citrus fruits, coconut, and grapefruits are always touted as having the best fat burning properties by the registered dietitians i work with.
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What is most effective for weight loss?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Diet&Exercise: There are only equations in meaningful sustained weight loss 1 proper diet low in calories, low in carbohydrates, low in polysaturated fat and include green vegetables, fruits(not juices)whole grains, nuts.How many calories depends on how much weight you have to loose over how long periods 2exercises to burn some clories if you have negative intake plus output by exercises of 3500 calories equals 1lb.
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Is Alii effective for weight loss ?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
It will help: with minor weight loss, but only as long as you take it, It can also cause some "fecal soilage".
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A 24-year-old member asked:

Are weight loss patches effective?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Somewhat: Patch will work but you would have to use additional methods too. Any one product is not effective - some patch has sea kelp which helps thyroid, some has anti- inflammatory products some have carnitine so each helps in a small way.

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