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A 28-year-old female asked:

What is a good fat loss diet/workout. lost a lot of fat on herbalife diet, but looking to trim from 30%-20% or below. is weight lifting best?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Yes / no: If u look good & r happy wt lifting 4 tone is good. If u go 4 strength , & u trade muscle 4 fat u will gain some wt but look great. Size may go up. It's a good look tho. Check out a program from an at- c he/ her will b able 2 set up a program 4 ur wants. A little fat would look much on the picture which I am sure u don't want 2 look like, if u do there's a program 4 that 2.
Dr. Brett Spain
Sports Medicine 17 years experience
Exercise + Diet: Weight lifting is an excellent way to burn fat while also building muscle. Cardiovascular exercise is a way to burn fat without building much muscle. However, the total amount of calories you take in compared the amount you expend will affect this as well.

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