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how can i reduce my weight?

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Dr. Holly Barth
Dr. Holly Barthanswered
General Practice 9 years experience
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!
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Try improving tummy: To help the tummy look flatter, one can do exercises to build very strong abdominal muscles. It will take a lot of work, and will burn off calories. One must not eat more calories than he burns off, or he cannot lose weight. Helpful weight loss foods are natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (without salad dressing).
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Eat less - Do more: Eat about 500 calories less every day. Get a bit more activity every day. If you don't lose weight in a week, then eat less and exercise more. Repeat weekly until you are losing 2 pounds per week. Go for it!
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Depends: There are many reasons for being over weight. It is necessary to have a complete physical to determine what is causing you to be over weight. Many diets will not work if you do not get to the root of the problem.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Slow is smart: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water /day. Try for 8 hrs of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Use whole grains. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Eat fewer calories: Helpful weight loss diets include natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (without salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits contain natural sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, regardless of where it comes from.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Losing weight: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water /day. Try for 8 hrs of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Use whole grains. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Diet & exercise: You need to reduce your intake and increase your physical activity. It may help to join a support group like Weight Watchers.
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 15 years experience
Diet, Exercise: It's boring but it's true- the only reliable way to reduce weight is to eat a healthy diet (lots of veg, little meat) and to exercise. Exercise can be as simple as walking 30 minutes per day 5x per week, and for most people can be a helpful adjunct to diet. Outside of these, and the relatively major step of bariatric surgery for the morbidly obese, there is no pill or magic bullet for weight loss.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Losing weight: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water /day. Try for 8 hrs of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Use whole grains. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises.
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Eat less, exercise: If you take in fewer calories than you burn with your physical activity you can lose weight. Sounds easy, but takes determination and often changing many bad habits. Good luck!
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Eat fewer calories: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories.
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
Lose weight: My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Work on doing a little of all of these.
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
Diet and exercise: To lose fat/weight in general, it comes down to diet and exercise. Keep a food journal so you can document when and where you may be overeating, and join a community program that encourages physical activity.
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Geriatrics 21 years experience
Diet: Diet is the most important factor in weight loss and management. Start looking at food labels and get familiar with calories counts and nutritional content. Keep daily calories around 2000 if you are active and sodium intake around 2000mg daily.
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Tricky: First wt (lb) x 10 = calories used 4000 calories net in or out is a pound gained/lost. Eat less,exercise more. Learn from mistakes on why that didn't work out. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/1708440999?token=378a5145
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Behavior Change : The key is permanent Behavior change. Research shows the first step in improving health behaviors is to track them. Track and improve three health behaviors, water intake, veggie/fruit intake and daily steps. Track and improve weight/Bp/ blood sugar. Download this health improvement system at www.personalmedicineplus.com
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
To lose weight: 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. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Tricky: First wt (lb) x 10 = calories used 4000 calories net in or out is a pound gained/lost. Eat less,exercise more. Learn from mistakes on why that didn't work out. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/1708440999?token=378a5145

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See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories.
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See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories.
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Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Reduce weight: This is a repeat of what I have said before. My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise.
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See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and leafy lettuce (little or no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories.

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