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A 44-year-old member asked:

will having my husband join me in losing weight help?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Absolutely!: Studies have shown that when you have an "accountability partner, " you are much more likely to succeed in your goal. Set up some ground rules so that it's not a competition, but instead a true partnership.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Will be easier to adhere to program.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

I feel like giving up on losing weight, how do I keep it going?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Weight loss: Talk with a friend, make small advances, reward yourself with a non-food treat. Baby steps.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
And get a buddy to do it with you so you are not alone in your efforts!!
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A 41-year-old member asked:

How can you stay committed to losing weight?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Fitness friends: A great goal that no one achieves alone. Find a fitness activity that you enjoy and a group of people that you like and who'll do it with you. Push yourself and you'll win their respect and friendship. They'll guide you and you'll enjoy this more than greasy / sugary / salty food. Your brain will reset from hard exercise and guide you reliably about eating right for your body.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What suggestions can you give to keep motivated when losing weight?

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Dr. Caroline Cribari
Psychiatry 23 years experience
New Lifestyle: Do not diet, as this really is "die" with a "t". Create a new lifestyle that you enjoy: eating frequent, healthy, tasty small meals, walking everywhere you can, drink lots of water (add squeeze of citrus for flavor), drink tasty tea with zero for pleasure in the day. Join online support (like "the biggest loser") to keep you feeling motivated too! good luck! enjoy how much better you feel daily!
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A 26-year-old female asked:

I lose inches without losing weight. Is that normal? I am heavier than i look, does it matter?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That's probably good: If you are working out that is actually great!. It means that you may be replacing fat with muscle. Increased muscle burns calories & increases metabolic rate. Keep it up!
A 47-year-old member asked:

Please describe the most productive cardio regimen for losing weight?

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Dr. Ingeborg Dziedzic
Ophthalmology 42 years experience
Alternate: Alternate short bursts (5 minutes) of high intensity with less intense cardio for 45 minutes 5 x week.

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