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could you tell me how much exercise do you need to lose weight without changing your diet?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Weight loss: To lose weight you have to burn more calories than you take in. For most people you have to decrease your caloric intake. It is best to decrease calories to 1800 or less and exercise minimum half hour a day aerobically to lose weight and maintain. Without knowing how many calories you're eating in, can't calculate how many you need to burn.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Check our apps: Healthtap doctors have reviewed hundreds of apps. Some of them are great for tracking your caloric needs and how much you take in and burn off. There are hundreds of the to download. Remember what dr. Weisberger answered - ultimately you need to eat less calories than you burn.

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How much exercise do you need to do to work off the calories from one chocolate bunny?

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Unknown: Each gram of the chocolate has at least 40-80 calories.How many grams consumed gives you the number.
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What are "automation" and "adjustment" as keys to weight loss?

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Routine change: Automation refers to making things "automatic" in your weight loss routine. This would include "go to" meals that you have established to be within your caloric intake value. It also includes things like scheduling of exercise so that it becomes routine. Adjustment is the process of accepting change. The more routine (automatic) you make exercise and meals the better the chances of success.
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Why take a buddy approach to weight loss?

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It's more fun: It's both a support mechanism and a form of friendly competition. It also gives you an automatic accountability system. Most importantly, studies show that it works well.
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A 38-year-old female asked:

What can you do to help reduce fatty liver? Also, is South Beach Diet safe for fatty liver

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Lose weight: Vitamin e has also been shown to help. You do have a risk of gall stones with rapid weight loss. Ironically patients who had some fat when they dieted as opposed to no fat, developed fewer gall stones.
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Can exercise clear out heart inflamation?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Cardio conditioning: There are many causes of cardiac inflammation--infections, drug/chemo, radiation effects, excess alcohol, rheumatologic diseases, uncontrolled diabetes etc..While exercise itself does not get rid of inflammation in the heart, it may improve heart function and general health. It can help lower cholesterol/sugar, blood pressure and thus better heart-health. Other diseases must be treated. Good luck.

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