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Help please! is basketball a good weight loss exercise?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
If you: Do it vigorously for an extended period -- any exercise is better than none. A calorie is a calorie, and the more you burn off and the less you eat, the more you lose.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Please describe a good weight loss/exercise program that i can lose weight very quickly on?

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Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 50 years experience
Caution against this: Is advised. Eliminating and "working off" large amounts of calories quickly will result in losing total body water, creating fatigue and loss of muscle mass. Better take a more reasoned approach, letting your body adjust to exercise demands by increasing muscle and burning more calories metabolically.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Exercise doesn't seem to help my weight loss. What should I do?

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Dr. Cory Annis
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 29 years experience
Change your food: The older you get, the less impact exercise alone has on weight. The body adjust amount of calories you take in & burn to your new exercise level. Weight loss stalls. You must take in fewer calories, too. Then adjust diet so that nearly all your calories come from real food. When in doubt, ask if it was available to cave people. If not, put it down. That means bread, cheese, alcohol, chocolate :(.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are some good foods that help with weight loss?

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Dr. Richard Lipman
Diabetology 55 years experience
Stop Bad Foods/Drink: Here is a simple way to lose, without a diet, the list shows the reasons people gain wt. In order of most important & easiest to change, simply go down list, find your top 2 reasons, and then make a few changes, such as: diet soda for soda, subway for burgers, 100 cal packs: 1. Any drink with sugar 2. Fast foods 3. Fried foods 4. Skipping meals 5. Bad breakfasts 6 bad snacks 7. Large portions.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

How is an exercise regimen good for weight loss?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Fun & burns calories: One should choose an exercise he or she really enjoys. Any form of exercise burns calories, so if one does not eat or drink more calories than he is using during his exercise, then his body will burn up fat as fuel. However, if a person drinks a large orange juice (about 300 calories) while exercising, and exercises away only 200 calories, he will still get fatter even though he is exercising.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Can you please guide me on foods that are good for weight loss?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Many: There are no "magic" weight loss foods, no matter what you see on tv or the internet. Education, eat less, exercise more, avoid snack food, fatty food, junk food. Avoid supplements and fads. Learn to eat and exercise properly for the rest of your life. See a good registered dietitian. Programs like weight watchers can provide valuable support. Good luck.

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