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A 17-year-old female asked:

i run every day for about 40 minutes, is there any posibility to lose weight ? i have to get some kilos, not lose them. thanks

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Dr. Jeffrey Junig
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Don't cut out exercise as it is very good for you. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help you increase your body mass.

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Will I lose weight faster if I run every day or every other day?

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I have been eating one meal a day for about 8 months and running daily. How can I increase how much eat while continue to lose weight?

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if i run a mile each day after school and eat really healthy and clean, will i lose weight?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
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A 26-year-old female asked:

If I do about 2-2 1/2 hours running each day plus an hr or two at the gym will I lose weight?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Very likely ...: ... but it also depends on what you eat. Some people say, "I work out so I can eat anything!", but that isn't really true or healthy. And how could you possibly have time to spend 3.5 to 4.5 hours a day working out and running unless you are a professional athlete and that is your job!? That much exercise could easily result in injury or overuse problems. Eat sensibly and work out an hour a day:)

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