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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Lose weight?: Please add more information concerning your question so we can help you.
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Think long-term: There's more than 1 way, and in the end you want things that you can sustain over the long hall. Some goals: small meals every 3-4 hrs, no skipping meals, make colorful veggies the main part of each meal, use lean meats & protein sources, avoid fast food & soda, greatly limit juice, drink mostly water, eat fish 2-3x/wk, and exercise 5x/wk. Try starting with 1 thing & gradually add others.
Dr. Nicholas Martin
Family Medicine 49 years experience
The weight can be added to different parts of the body. Abdominal obesity is also called visceral obesity and is related to multiple diseases mostly affecting closure of vessels, such as vessels of the heart, and vessels of the distal extremities, resulting cold feet and toes, and coronary artery disease, renal disease, and a measurable degree of kidney disease. Cancer is increased from cortisol r
Dec 20, 2014
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, .
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Reduce carbs and FF: Cut back on carbohydrates including fruit. Stop eating all fried foods. Avoid soy based foods as they inhibit thyroid function.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone).
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
You can!: Start by keeping a food diary for a week. Write down every thing you put in your mouth for a week, the time you eat, how much you ate, & be honest. Then after the week, analyze it, & see what you can do without, what you can cut back & what you can eat differently & then do a week of the same. Count the calories and see the difference. 500 cal less/day equals 26 # loss per year. + exeercise!
Dr. Holly Barth
Dr. Holly Barth answered
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 lots 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. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone).
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Lifestyle changes: Study after study shows that short-term diets are not effective in maintaining weight loss. What you need is lifestyle changes and eat in a healthy way from now on. Fewer carbohydrates and fats along with increased reliance on vegetables will be very helpful. Activity is also important so a regular exercise program is recommended. Make healthy lifestyle changes and avoid the yo-yo dieting.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone).
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Diet & Exercise: Take in less calories than you burn is the simple equation that works every time. Your doctor can help you get started.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Losing 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. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 23 years experience
Diet and exercise: 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!
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Obesity- need time: 1. Needs to do ow carbohydrate diet and exercise. 2. Exercise includes: cardio, endurance, flexibility. On eating include fruits, vegetables, healthy proteins. 3. We suggested and offered the patient consultation with the dietitian, jenny craig, weight watcher, or other mean available. 4. Medications:. Need to see doctor (not all pcp do med, I do some med. Need full visit lab and exam.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone).
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. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone).
Dr. Clifton Schermerhorn
General Practice 40 years experience
Simple, but difficul: To lose weight you must have greater caloric output than you take in. Or, to put it another way, eat less and exercise more. There are no known safe shortcuts, it would be wise to consult your family doc before starting on a diet or exercise program. Consistency is the key!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Losing 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. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Use up the calories: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as he doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and go walk around the block instead.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Use up the calories: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as he doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and go walk around the block instead.
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Calories: Burn more calories than you take in.
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Diet and exercise: eat less calories than you need in a day and increase your activity. Activity burns calories and increases your metabolism.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Use up the calories: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as he doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and go walk around the block instead.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Use up the calories: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as he doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and go walk around the block instead.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Use up the calories: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as she doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and walk around the block instead.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Use up the calories: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as he doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and go walk around the block instead.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Use up the calories: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as she doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and walk around the block instead.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Eat less & exercise: The key to losing weight is not a temporary diet but permanent changes. Sugars and simple carbs from grains esp. cause weight gain. I like Dr. Furhman's diet: http://tinyurl.com/ktampgg Dr. Weil has useful info: http://tinyurl.com/m8avwzh - see his "discuss that" link in his article. Also see https://authoritynutrition.com/weight-loss/ for many useful articles. Exercise is also important.
Dr.
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Weight: To lose weight, you need a calorie deficit. You can achieve this calorie deficit by eating less (taking fewer calories from food) and doing more physical activity (burning up more calories) .There are 3,500 calories in 1 lb (0.45 kg) of fat. So cutting down calories by 500 calories each day can result in a 1 lb weight loss in 1week. http://patient.info/health/weight-reduction-how-to-lose-weight
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 leafy 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 and simple starch calories.
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
The other side of the coin is to increase how many calories you use. So exercise frequently, take the stairs, park in the furthest spot from the store, bike/walk to work rather than taking the car (if you can). Losing weight is not simple, but it is a matter of keeping track of all calories going in & out.
Oct 3, 2014
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Use up the calories: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as she doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and go walk around the block.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Use up the calories: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as he doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and go walk around the block instead.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Cut calories: All weight loss programs regardless of details depend upon your ingestion of fewer calories then you burn up. All work if you stick to them but this is difficult. Effective weight loss requires a comprehensive program of diet, exercise, alteration of food habits and you should have the assistance of your physician, nutritionist and exercise therapist.
Dr. Linda Tao
Dr. Linda Tao commented
Cardiology 35 years experience
Agree w above. In addition Reducing stress (breathing, yoga, meditation etc), eating and living a "clean" life also important - eg organic fruits and veggies, organic beef, chicken and eggs ie free of hormones, using mostly chemical free detergents and body lotions etc . Good sleep for body healing and repair also helps :) good luck!
Dec 13, 2014
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Just be sensible.: The real key to weight loss is to just watch the size of your portions at meals, eat healthy, and exercise regularly. There's no radical diet or exercise plan or pill that will magically give you meaningful and sustained weight loss. The ol' fashioned way is still be best way to lose weight for the long term. Shoot for two pounds per week of weight loss.
Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Clinical Psychology 18 years experience
Eat less move more: The only real solution to losing weight is to cut back your intake. You must expend more calories than you take in. Track what you eat daily to get a good idea of what values the foods you eat have. Increase your activity levels. Increase your intake of fruits and veg, eliminate sugary beverages and excess fats. Try choosemyplate.Gov for ideas on dietary changes and excellent tracking system.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Losing 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. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise 90 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories.
Dr. Udit Patel
Dr. Udit Patel commented
Pain Management 19 years experience
Make sure to get plenty of sleep and eat a healthy well balanced diet.
Mar 22, 2013
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Dr. Lisa Oldson commented
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
While I agree completely with Dr. Baez, I understand that 90 minutes of exercise daily is daunting for many of my patients. Start with anything you can fit in, using increments of 10 minutes. If you can squeeze in a few bouts of 10 minutes each, that's a great start. Build up to 60 minutes total. Those of you with the drive & time can certainly aim higher. Not an exerciser? Brisk walking is fine.
Jul 22, 2014
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/devils-diet
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Weight loss: How much do you weigh now? What is your goal. If bmi is in normal range, you don't need to lose weight. If high, aim for 2 lbs/wk loss by exercising & controlling food portions; eat lean protein, good fats, low glycemic carbs, plenty of fruits & veggies. Avoid fast foods & pop. Join a support group like weight watchers for support.
Dr. Ish Rawal
Dr. Ish Rawal answered
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Diet n exercise: Depending on ur bmi u should come up with an exercise regimen which should include 5 days of cardio and fat burn. Cut down carb intake including potatoes red meat pizza pasta etc. More protein intake.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Eat less & exercise: The key to losing weight is to eat less, but not all calories are created equal. Sugars & simple carbs from grains esp cause weight gain. I like dr. Furhman's diet: www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/foodpyramid.Aspx dr. Weil has useful info: www.Huffingtonpost.Com/andrew-weil-md/carbohydrates-weight-loss_b_1937312.Html- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Exercise is also important. Good luck!
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone).
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Dr. Lisa Oldson commented
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
I agree with Dr. Rothman. I would add that if you're making a big transition from a diet high in sugar (cookies, cakes, pastries, candy) to a healthier diet, fruit would be a reasonable way to enjoy something sweet while avoiding processed and highly refined carbohydrates. Eat real food over processed food. Be sure you skip the soda and other sugar sweetened beverages (including juice).
Jul 22, 2014
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
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Multiple things: 1. Reduce overall caloric intake. 2. Eat a diet of 60% protein 20% carbs and 20% fats. 3. Combination of cardio and resistance training exercises.
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 23 years experience
Diet and exercise: 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!
Dr. Mark Pleatman
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Eat less food: You can't ask a general question and expect a specific answer. Your weight is determined by a balance of caloric intake and caloric expenditure. If you consume more calories than you expend, you will gain weight. To lose weight you either have to expend more calories (exercise) or eat less food; or both.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Diet & exercise: No secret to losing weight, just hard work. Pay attention to eating healthy and exercising regularly. That's it. Of course check your thyroid but that's rarely the cause.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Diet and Exercise: Diet you need to cut down the total calories which depends on how much you need to loose also you need proper eating habits.Cut down on carbohydrates, simple sugars to be eliminated, reduce other carbs, reduce fat intake.Diet including high fiber, fresh fruits and vegetables exercise at least 4to5 days a week.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Reduce carbs and FF: Cut back on carbohydrates including fruit. Stop eating all fried foods. Avoid soy based foods as they inhibit thyroid function.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 90 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories.
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 48 years experience
More activity!: Tough question. But the best answer is to decrease calorie intake and increase physical activity. Building more muscle helps, too, in that muscles require more calories to work! look for lower fat foods that are high in protein and fiber. For many people, eating more fruits and vegetables is a simple way to get additional nutrients and fiber - and to fill you up. Good luck.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone).
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 52 years experience
100 cal/day rule....: Rather trying to calculate how much you eat daily, and try to eat less remember that eating 100 cal/day less, each day, for 1m will cause drop of 1 lb./ m. So if eat 2 pieces of bread less each day, or its equivalent, you'll lose 2 lbs / m.
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
Cardio exercise: Decrease your carbohydrate intake increase your protein. Stop soda, stop sugar, see your M.D. If you're having further problems. Question is how much weight you need to lose and how much do you weigh now. If you don't eat right, you'll never lose the weight.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Losing 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. 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. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Weight: Watch your food intake, decrease it , especially the carbs , and exercise.
Dr. Abby Caplin
Integrative Medicine 40 years experience
Healthy foods!: Eat fresh real food, not food from packages or mixes. Organic food, free of pesticides, is ideal. Eat brightly colored fruits and vegetables. If you eat meat, use it as a seasoning, rather than the main course. Avoid fried foods and sugar (added sugar, sugared drinks, alcohol, anything with high fructose corn syrup). Shop in the perimeter of the grocery store where the fresh products are located.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Losing weight: To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed 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
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. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, .
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See Dr. and eat less: 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. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Best Plan: Best plan is to change your lifestyle so that you eat fewer calories per day ( maybe 300 ) and exercise to your aerobic limit on 5 days each week. This will cause you to lose weight and will be sustainable.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Diet AND exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 90 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories.
Dr. Myra Skluth
Dr. Myra Skluth commented
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Don't skip meals. Eat small amounts every 4 hours. Once you feeling starving, it is hard to keep on your diet. If you do interval training, meaning go at a pace as fast as you can go for 30secs-1 minute, every 3 minutes for a period of 30 minutes, you can burn as many calories as 60 minutes of continuous exercise at the same pace. Interval training is a big time saver.
Mar 30, 2013
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Eat less & exercise: The key to losing weight is to eat less, but not all calories are created equal. Sugars & simple carbs from grains esp cause weight gain. I like dr. Furhman's diet: www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/foodpyramid.Aspx dr. Weil has useful info: www.Huffingtonpost.Com/andrew-weil-md/carbohydrates-weight-loss_b_1937312.Html- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Exercise is also important. Good luck!
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Change: fundamentally it is changing something in your life permanently that keeps you from it. There is a book on the subject you might find this amusing...https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet
Dr. Ernie Ordonez
Bariatrics 57 years experience
Why?: Your reasons why, would help you well to lose weight. At a hge breakfast, eat a mediu lunch like fish, chicken, turkey and salad and a very light dinner. My book" eat to be free" will guide you. Avalable thru lulu.Com and amazon.Com.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Weight loss: Low glycemic diet, daily activity, two times per week intense activity, destress, sleep, correct supplements, some commercial programs helpful, I like tru health http://mymannapages.com/esuite/home/DrStu/home
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See Dr. and eat less: 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. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna commented
Family Medicine 57 years experience
And exercise regularly
Dec 27, 2013
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, .
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
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.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Eat less & exercise: The key to losing weight is to eat less, but not all calories are created equal. Sugars & simple carbs from grains esp cause weight gain. I like dr. Furhman's diet: www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/foodpyramid.Aspx dr. Weil has useful info: www.Huffingtonpost.Com/andrew-weil-md/carbohydrates-weight-loss_b_1937312.Html- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Exercise is also important. Good luck!
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
exercise and eat les: Increase exercise, should be at least 1hr/d-walking good-keep track of what you eat and determine if you are eating too much or the wrong things. Focus on increasing vegetables, avoid sugary items of excess carbohydrate.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Eat less ; exercise: The key to losing weight is not a temporary diet but permanent changes. Sugars ; simple carbs from grains esp. Cause weight gain. It's also wise to avoid fried foods. I like dr. Furhman's diet: http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht dr. Weil has useful info: http://huff.To/19ygs8y- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Exercise is also important! it's also best to choose organic foods:http://bit.Ly/19xax7e.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Lose weight: To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed 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
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 green lettuce (little or no salad dressing). When buying 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. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Lose weight: To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed 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. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Eat less ; exercise: The key to losing weight is not a temporary diet but permanent changes. Sugars and simple carbs from grains esp. Cause weight gain. It's also wise to avoid fried foods. I like dr. Furhman's diet: http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht dr. Weil has useful info: http://huff.To/19ygs8y- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Exercise is also important! it's also best to choose organic foods: http://bit.Ly/19x.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Several factors: Weight loss is complex, multiple factors are involved. Hence most programs that focus only on food and exercise will eventually fail. See weight loss doctor for comprehensive medical approach
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See Dr. and eat less: 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.
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Dr. Lisa Oldson commented
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
I concur. Be sure you're avoiding processed foods including chips, cookies, pastries, and soda. Eating at home can help you control your intake so that you're sticking to real food. Don't worry about eating healthy fats (nuts, avocados, olive oil, etc), but do worry about carbs, particularly those that aren't whole grain.
Jul 22, 2014
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/devils-diet
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See Dr. and eat less: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Eat fewer calories: Our bodies are in balance. If we eat more calories than we use, we gain weight. If we eat FEWER calories than we use, we lose weight. (People who stay the same weight eat more than they use on some days, and less than they use on other days... but it averages out over time, so that they are eating and using the same number of calories.) Eating FEWER calories than needed, will cause weight loss.
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Change: fundamentally it is changing something in your life permanently that keeps you from it. There is a book on the subject you might find this amusing...https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See Dr. and eat less: 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.
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Eat healthy,eat less: To lose a pound a week, eat 500 calories less a day than you regularly eat. This can be accomplished by increasing your consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables to 5-7 servings a day. Have at least two servings of fruits and vegetables at each meals, and vegetables generally have less calories than fruit. Try to avoid fried and fatty foods. Consult a nutritionist for more information
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Losing 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
Change: fundamentally it is changing something in your life permanently that keeps you from it. There is a book on the subject you might find this amusing...https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet eat less, exercise more. find what keeps you from doing that.
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See Dr. and eat less: 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.
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. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
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.
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 leafy green lettuce (little or no salad dressing). When buying 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. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Change: fundamentally it is changing something in your life permanently that keeps you from it. There is a book on the subject you might find this amusing...https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See Dr. and eat less: 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 do avoid sugar or simple starch calories.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Weight loss: Weight loss is achievable. For many a low glycemic diet works well. Daily activity and a couple times a week vigorous activity. Prudent lifestyle changes. A good program to start with is at the link below. http://mymannapages.com/esuite/home/DrStu/home
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Lose weight: To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed 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. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Eat less & exercise: The key to losing weight is not a temporary diet but permanent changes. Sugars and simple carbs from grains esp. cause weight gain. I like Dr. Furhman's diet: http://tinyurl.com/ktampgg Dr. Weil has useful info: http://tinyurl.com/m8avwzh - see his "discuss that" link in his article. Also see https://authoritynutrition.com/weight-loss/ for many useful articles. Exercise is also important.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See Dr. and eat less: 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 or simple starch calories.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Losing weight: To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed 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
See Dr. and eat less: 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 do avoid sugar and simple starch calories.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Weight loss: Weight loss can be acheived. Healthy suggestions include prudent diet , low gylcemic usually helpful, daily activity and reasonable life style choices. There are some progams I like that can help with a "jump start" . http://mymannapages.com/esuite/home/DrStu
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See Dr. and eat less: 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 do avoid sugar and simple starch calories.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
To lose weight: To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed 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. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Well: You need to have a healthy lifestyle eat healthy food and exercise 1 hour daily. Now also watch those calories. 1000 cal per day. This is not much. But to be healthy your entire lifestyle must change.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Eat less & exercise: The key to losing weight is not a temporary diet but permanent changes. Sugars and simple carbs from grains esp. cause weight gain. I like Dr. Furhman's diet: http://tinyurl.com/ktampgg Dr. Weil has useful info: http://tinyurl.com/m8avwzh - see his "discuss that" link in his article. Also see https://authoritynutrition.com/weight-loss/ for many useful articles. Exercise is also important.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See Dr. and eat less: 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 do avoid sugar and simple starch calories.
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Eat less & exercise: The key to losing weight is not a temporary diet but permanent changes. Sugars and simple carbs from grains esp. cause weight gain. I like Dr. Furhman's diet: http://tinyurl.com/ktampgg Dr. Weil has useful info: http://tinyurl.com/m8avwzh - see his "discuss that" link in his article. Also see https://authoritynutrition.com/weight-loss/ for many useful articles. Exercise is also important.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Use up the calories!: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as she doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home skip dessert and go walk around the block instead.
Dr. David Dinhofer
Radiology 41 years experience
There is a balance of exercise and caloric intake. So, you should include a review of your diet. Eating vegetables will fill you up with less calories. Lastly try to enjoy the rest of what you do as much as you like eating.
Jan 24, 2015
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See Dr. and eat less: 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.
Dr. David Dinhofer
Radiology 41 years experience
You need to balance exercise and caloric intake but just exercise is not enough. You should review of your diet. Eating more vegetables will fill you up with less calories. As Dr. Kwok advises, eat less sugared foods. Lastly try to enjoy the rest of what you do as much as you like eating. With all the great tasting food around us, it is hard to focus on the other joys of life.
Jan 24, 2015
Dr. David Dinhofer
Radiology 41 years experience
Diet, exercise and: You need to balance exercise and caloric intake but just exercise is not enough. You should review of your diet. Eating more vegetables will fill you up with less calories. As Dr. Kwok advises, eat less sugared foods. Lastly try to enjoy the rest of what you do as much as you like eating. With all the great tasting food around us, it is hard to focus on the other joys of life.
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Balance of: How much you are eating and how active you are. One of the most important ideas to grasp in the battle of losing weight is to understand appropriate portion sizes. As even if you eat a very healthy diet, if you eat too much you'll still gain weight. Food wise, in the end you'll want to try to focus on a diet that is rich in colorful fruits and veggies, and whole grains.
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
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.
Dr. David Dinhofer
Radiology 41 years experience
While eating small meals is one way to satisfy your urge to eat, I think choosing a healthy life style is the first step. You will find adding more grains and vegetables to your diet while cutting down on high caloric foods will be just as satisfying as a diet high in calories. Check this out: http://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/408023272/the-fountain-of-youth
May 31, 2015
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Eat less & exercise: The key to losing weight is not a temporary diet but permanent changes. Sugars & simple carbs from grains esp. cause weight gain. I like Dr. Furhman's diet: http://www.drfuhrman.com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.aspx Dr. Weil has useful info: www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-weil-md/carbohydrates-weight-loss_b_1937312.html- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Exercise is also important!
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See Dr. and eat less: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Losing weight: To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed 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 diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain fewer calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and lettuce (with 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. Eat lean protein such as skinless chicken breast. Avoid sugar and simple starches.
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Not easy: As while the thermodynamic answer is simple, burn more calories than you consume. This is very difficult for most of us to accomplish. For most, the foundation of weight loss revolves around first controlling caloric intake. Its very difficult to lose weight if you don't reduce your caloric intake. Exercise helps too(and for other purposes beyond weight loss), as it helps burn calories.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Use up the calories: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as he doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and go walk around the block instead.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Eat fewer calories: Our bodies are in balance. If we eat more calories than we use, we gain weight. If we eat FEWER calories than we use, we lose weight. (People who stay the same weight eat more than they use on some days, and less than they use on other days... but it averages out over time, so that they are eating and using the same number of calories.) Eating FEWER calories than needed, will cause weight loss.
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Lose weight: The only way to lose weight is by diet and exercise. There are many articles on the web that can help you with this.
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
While it may seem: Simple, in regards to what it takes to lose weight, it is very difficult. It requires(for most persons) a strong commitment to healthy eating patterns. Usually portion control is key along with changing to food stuffs that are more nutrient dense without being so calorically dense(think veggies). You also have to try to optimize your activity levels.
Dr. Tipu Sultan
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Specializes in Allergy
Also try low carb diet
Aug 25, 2015
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
See below: Getting adequate exercise is important. Also weight training to build muscle is very helpful. Eating a healthy diet and keeping track of your calorie intake is important. For information on exercise>http://bit.ly/1w6P2Fb and http://bit.ly/1vKi9Up weight loss advice> ..http://bit.ly/1ybbG2S my fitness pal>..http://bit.ly/1GcfdU6
Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Weight loss program: there are 2 essentials in any weight loss program for people who are overweight. 1) because you are overweight, we know that you must raise your metabolism, the rate at which your body burns calories 2) Raise your metabolism by doing a balanced exercise program for at least 11 minutes/day, 5 days per week, with a means of keeping track of increasing strength 3) learn how to eat healthy
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 leafy green lettuce (little or no salad dressing). When buying 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. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Losing weight: To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed 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
Overall weight loss: With natural weight loss (by eating fewer calories and exercising more to use up stored fat), one loses fat from all body parts. It is hard to just lose the waist or the belly. Doing exercises to strengthen and build up the abdominal muscles can hold the tummy in better, which will improve the appearance of the tummy. Be sure to avoid sugar and simple starches (simple carbs).
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See Dr. and eat less: 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 or simple starch calories.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Losing weight: To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed 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. Michael Kleerekoper
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Lose weight: Hard to tell without much more information: Height and weight? Body mass index? Menstrual cycle? Then you need to take the results to your gynecologist. Body mass index (BMI) can be found on the web.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Losing weight: To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed 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
See Dr. and eat less: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, 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 or simple starch calories.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Losing weight: To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed 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
Not easy: Reduce intake of food by about 50% Increase physical activity. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. For nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. Get HPV vaccine. Wish you good health!
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Eat healthy & exerci: Eat healthy foods & exercise regularly is best way to lose weight, although it's also slowest but safest way. Depending upon how much you need to lose, bariatric surgery can help, too. Prescription weight loss drugs are available but stay away from products sold over-the-counter w/o prescription. These have no evidence of benefit to support their miraculous claims. Work closely w/your Family Doc.
Dr. Katherine Caldwell
General Practice 17 years experience
Yes! That's great advice. There is no magic to successful weight loss. You have to change your eating habits in a realistic way over the long term. Fad diets never work longterm. The pills only work for a while, and have side-effects. A healthy diet has no bad side-effects! Eat a low-fat diet rich in fruits/veg. Eliminate sugary drinks and processed/fast foods. Exercise! Find a friend to help!
Mar 29, 2016
Dr. Steven Simon
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Read below: See a doc to make certain you are healthy, have normal hormone functions, and determine best weight for your height. Develop,a,plan you WILL FOLLOW to increase exercise, get appropriate sleep, eat regular meals with low carbohydrates, fresh vegetables, high protein. It will,be important to determine WHY your weight is excessive, so your plan will succeed.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See Dr. and eat less: 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 do avoid sugar or simple starch calories.
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Eating a low carb: and high protein diet will help. It can put you into a state where you burn fat rather than the byproduct of glucose. Check w/your doc first to make sure this is appropriate for you. Peace and good health.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Count the calories: With natural weight loss (by eating fewer calories and exercising more to use up stored fat), one loses fat from all body parts. It is hard to just lose the waist or the belly. Doing exercises to strengthen and build up the abdominal muscles can hold the tummy in better, which will improve the appearance of the tummy. Be sure to avoid sugar and simple starches (simple carbs).
Dr. Komal Hanif
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Combination of...: -Low carb way of eating: avoid rice, bread and pasta and replace them with vegetables. Keep a carbohydrate budget. -Cut out processed foods and try to eat wholesome foods. -Eat healthy fats such as olive oil, coconut oil -Portion control -Eat only when you're hungry -Increase physical activity, eg walk more, take the stairs instead of elevator
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Eat less & exercise: The key to losing weight is not a temporary diet but permanent changes. Sugars and simple carbs from grains esp. cause weight gain. I like Dr. Furhman's diet: http://tinyurl.com/ktampgg Dr. Weil has useful info: http://tinyurl.com/m8avwzh - see his "discuss that" link in his article. Also see https://authoritynutrition.com/weight-loss/ for many useful articles. Exercise is also important.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Use up the calories!: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as she doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home skip dessert and go walk around the block instead.
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Eat less: Is the obvious answer but smaller portions, healthier food along with a good solid exercise program. A good personal trainer or a gym that offers both of these services are a great place to start.
Dr. Lervasen Pillay
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Diet/exercise: Reduce carbs/starch/sweets Meal timing - dont; eat late at night Exercise - low to mediuim intensity and progress to medium to high intensity Resitance training Activity at least 45 minutes 5x a week at a medium to high intensity Drink plenty fluids-water-especially when exercising
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Count the calories: With natural weight loss (by eating fewer calories and exercising more to use up stored fat), one loses fat from all body parts. It is hard to just lose the waist or the belly. Doing exercises to strengthen and build up the abdominal muscles can hold the tummy in better, which will improve the appearance of the tummy. Be sure to avoid sugar and simple starches (simple carbs).
Dr.
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Lifestyle changes: Simple Changes to Your Lifestyle Can Make a Big Difference To Your Health We provide free healthy eating and exercise advice through our Green Prescription programme. This includes help with wellness goals, managing health conditions or weight loss guidance Contact a friendly coordinator today by phoning 07 8585388 or emailing [email protected]
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Lifestyle: Is challenging to do. Need to pay attention to regualr exercise and healthy diet. A good place to start is your local green prescription programme throughout NZ. May wish to see your GP for this referral plus monitoring. In rare cases medications, tests for underlying conditions and even referral for surgery may be required if lifestyle measures alone come up short
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Eat less: Is the obvious answer but smaller portions, healthier food along with a good solid exercise program. A good personal trainer or a gym that offers both of these services are a great place to start.
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Weight loss: No easy answers. Healthy diet and exercise. See GP to make sue that u don't have any conditions like thyroid problems before I start trying.
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Not on your own: The chances of making enough changes in your diet and lifestyle to achieve the weight loss you want will be much higher if you do this with the people around you. Try to gain the support or involvement of your partner/family or a friend.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See Dr. and eat less: 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 do avoid sugar and simple starch calories.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Losing weight: To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed 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. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Diet and exercise: are the key, although you need to see your doctor first to make sure that you are otherwise healthy, good luck
Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Well: You really want to remain healthy and fit. So you need to eat a healthy diet More protein fruits and vegetables and less carbs. Fats and sugars and you must exercise one hour everyday
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Use up the calories!: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as he doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home skip dessert and go walk around the block instead.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Eat few calories and: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as he doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home skip dessert and go walk around the block instead.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Dr. Kwok is right. You must look at calories! Else you cannot make smart choices. The good news is that after you've counted for a week or two, you know the calories in the things you eat most often and it gets to be less of a chore. Figure out what you are eating a day, and cut it back by 200 calories a day. Check weight in a week and see how much weight you have lost. That will be a good guideline for you to follow.
Sep 27, 2018
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Exercising: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises.
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Weight loss: In addition to the good advice others have offered, consider asking your doctor about the ketogenic diet. That’s high good fat and low carb. Your body will burn fat for fuel rather than sugar and you will feel full and cravings will lessen. Peace and good health.

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