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A 30-year-old member asked:

How do i effectively lose weight (fat) without exercise?

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Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 18 years experience
Change your diet: Diet plays more important role in your weight than exercise. Regular exercise including weight lifting will help you acheive your goals more effectively and has other health benefits, but you can do with diet alone. Avoid gimmick diets and lose weight quick claims. There are no shortcuts to losing weight.

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A 20-year-old female asked:

I am concerned about my weight and fats in my thighs. How can I lose them? Can i only lose them if I do exercise?

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Dr. Narmo Ortiz
Podiatry 28 years experience
Overweight: A proper diet and exercise will help you control your weight and get rid of some of the fat in your thighs. But most important, before starting any such programs, consult a primary care physician for a thorough physical exam.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Which type of exercise to do to lose weight without equipment?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Daily activities: Make your daily activities more difficult - take the stairs, park further away, bike/ walk to work/ store, sit on a swiss ball/ at your desk and stand up every time you answer the phone, or lunge/ hop/ jump from place to place in your house. Things like these may seem small and silly, but the increased calorie burn can add up over time. Don't forget a healthy diet!
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the best ways to lose weight without exercise?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Weight loss: Eat healthfully. Calories consumed must exceeed calories burned. If you are more physically active it will help with your endeavor to lose weight.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What are the best ways to lose weight without a lot of exercise?

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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
Diet and exercise: The optimal program for weight loss is a combination of dietary changes and regular exercise. Without regular exercise, your body will only burn calories at its rest "metabolic" rate. A program of daily exercise, starting gradually and then increasing, will increase your "basal metabolic rate" or the rate at which your body burns calories. Diets alone will rarely help you achieve your goal.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How to lose weight without exercise or doing sports?

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Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 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.
Last updated Dec 9, 2013


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