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What is the best way to loose weight?

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Dr. Holly Barth
Dr. Holly Barthanswered
General Practice 9 years experience
Exercise: The healthiest way is to eat a well rounded diet: do not eat in excess, but make sure you are getting fruits, vegetables, protein, and other necessary vitamins and minerals. Do not starve yourself. Exercise regularly. Walking, running, an elliptical, biking, a fitness class, etc are all great ways to get started. Find an exercise you enjoy doing and try to do it several times a week.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Decrease calories: Here's the bottom line: until you significantly decrease your caloric intake, you will not lose weight. You do this by changing your eating habits, both what and how often you eat. You can go on a stepper for an hour, burn off 600 calories, and that will still be less than that bagel with cream cheese or two slices of pizza you just ate. Exercise helps in many ways, but it's not enough.
Dr. Clifton Schermerhorn
General Practice 40 years experience
No magic yet: Increase energy output and decrease intake...Simple, but difficult..
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Patiently: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training.
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Lose Weight: Eating the right foods and increasing exercise are critical to losing weight. You should see a doctor to make sure your thyroid is functioning well, too.

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What is the best way to loose weight if you are so busy ?

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What is the best way to loose weight fast?

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Dr. Holly Barthanswered
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Diet and Exercise: The goal is to burn more calories than you consume. Watch your diet-eliminate junk food and don't over eat. Consider liquids as well-soda, alcohol, etc contains a lot of calories. Exercise multiple times a week. If you find an activity you really enjoy you'll be more likely to engage in that activity. Avoid fad diets that could prevent you from getting adequate nutrition. Make healthy choices!
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Dr. Ray Tidman commented
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learn how to count the calories in your food, balance your food check book.
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 41 years experience
start counting carbs too. it matters even if your are eating healthy.
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Dr. Mandakini Patel
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Gradual weight loss is better to keep it off for a long time. Rapid weight loss comes back when you stop the regimen you got there. It is difficult to stick to a regimen that makes you lose that much weight in 2 months. Get into healthy eating habits. Remember u eat 2 live and live 2 eat.
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What is the easiest way to loose weight?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Diet and exercise: Although, most folks are looking for a magic pill or similar advice, the mainstay is really burning calories. This can be achieved by adhering to a weight loss promoting diet. Stay away from high carb products (anything white or made out of white - eggs, sugar, starches, high fat dairy). Aerobic exercises (120-140 beats per minute) 30 minutes/time 5x/week should help as well.
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How is the cheapest way to loose weight?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Buy very little food: In order to lose weight, a person must use up more calories each day than he takes in. That means he will be hungry, but should only eat a little (not enough to get full). Losing 1-2 lbs a week is a good way to judge if the plan is working. Save money by drinking tap water and buying uncut veggies, whole wheat bread, and little or no sauces. Small fast-food items are ok (whopper jr. Without mayo).

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