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Could you tell me how much exercise should a woman over 200 lbs. Begin with when trying to lose weight?

Could you tell me how much exercise should a woman over 200 lbs. Begin with when trying to lose weight?

Weight: I usually recommend calorie restriction and walk exercise to start a program. Aim for an hour of walking a day. Ideally one session but a total of three 20 min sessions may be easier for some to begin. After a few weeks the duration or the walk speed canbe increased by no more than 10% each two weeks. ...Read more

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Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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How many calories does a 28 year old woman who is lightly active need to consume to lose weight? I am 140lbs but wish to lose five

weight loss math: To maintain your current weight, you probably need to consume about 2000 cal/day. A pound of fat = 3500 calories. To lose 5 lbs, you need to burn 5 x 3500=17500 cal. If you eat 1500 cal/day (500 cal deficit) it will take you 35 days to lose 5 lbs. More exercise (increased burn) helps. However, counting calories is hard. Most people underestimate portion size. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 16 years old, 5"2', female, and 115 lbs. I want to lose weight without my family noticing. how many pounds can I lose without them realizing?

I am 16 years old, 5"2', female, and 115 lbs. I want to lose weight without my family noticing. how many pounds can I lose without them realizing?

Hmmmmmmmm: Well, probably about five, to answer your question. BUT, here's the thing, WHY do you want to hide this from your family? What are you most worried about? Would they disapprove? Do you feel as if you are significantly overweight? (You're not) Some families are not up for honest open discussions, but you could TRY? Counseling might help? ...Read more

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How can I lose weight? I am female, 14, 5'5 and 140 lbs. I am not of athletic stature.

How can I lose weight?  I am female, 14, 5'5 and 140 lbs.  I am not of athletic stature.

Depression, Anxiety: I commend you for your desire to lose weight. Accept yourself who you are at this time. Respect yourself for daily achievements in your life. Feel your inner beauty, not your appearance and weight. See Physician for Diagnosis, Diet of 1500 Cal/day, Exercise program-gradually increasing duration and pace. See Psychiatrist for Stress and Relaxation It is Not what you eat, IT IS what is eating you ...Read more

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I am 18 y/o & female & would like to lose weight. I am 237 lbs & 5'7". What would be a healthy goal to set to lose weight by june? Is 50 lbs too much?

I am 18 y/o & female & would like to lose weight. I am 237 lbs & 5'7". What would be a healthy goal to set to lose weight by june? Is 50 lbs too much?

Weight loss too fast: Hi colleen. Losing 50lbs is about 55% excess body weight loss. Losing that in 6 months is fast, even for someone who has had surgery. That doesn't mean it is bad though. If you are eating healthy food and exercising a lot, losing weight that fast can be safe. ...Read more

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I'm a 23 yr old female 5'0 weighing 180 lbs I have to lose weight asap. What would be a good diet and work out plan.I have a child and work full time.

I'm a 23 yr old female 5'0 weighing 180 lbs I have to lose weight asap. What would be a good diet and work out plan.I have a child and work full time.

Juice diet : Check out the movie - fat.Sick and nearly dead. It's an australian documentary that follows a 300 pound guy who lost more than 100 pounds following the juice diet. Great movie. The web site is jointhereboot.Com. But watch the movie first ! ...Read more

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I'm 5'3", female, 31 years old, I weigh 182 lbs. ... I need help losing weight..how many calories should I eat a day to lose weight?

I'm 5'3", female, 31 years old, I weigh 182 lbs. ... I need help losing weight..how many calories should I eat a day to lose weight?

David L. Katz, MD: Please take a look at books by david l. Katz, md. He uses an holistic approach to weight management and overall health. There are so many diets out there; the one you can stick to and slowly decrease weight is best. Dr. Katz can provide good info for you. The very best to you. Please see your doc first and consider a low carb food plan. ...Read more

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Why can't i lose weight? I am a 56 year old female who has been on weight watchers since january of 2011 and have only lost 30 lbs. I am doing cardio and weight training at least 5 days a week and have not lost a pound since oct 2011. Blood test are still

Weight : Weight loss is such a frustrating thing. Our bodies evolved to hold onto weight, and it can be very difficult once a plateau is reached. I have to say, that losing 30 pounds is amazing, so congratulations. You are doing everything right. You might need to "jump start" your weight loss by a change in exercise program. You may want to consult a personal trainer, or ask a staff member at your gym for more variety in your routine. Again, congratulations on losing 30 pounds, that is fantastic. ...Read more

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Am I considered overweight? I'm a 20 yr old 5ft 3in female and weigh 140 lbs. should I lose weight?

Am I considered overweight? I'm a 20 yr old 5ft 3in female and weigh 140 lbs. should I lose weight?

BMI: BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is normal. Overweight is 25 to 29.9. You are actually within normal limit but borderline over . You could try to lose a few lbs. Go to BMI@NIH and use BMI calculator to watch your weight. ...Read more

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I am 5 foot tall and 160 pound woman I keep trying to lose weight no success how can I lose it especially my belly thanks brandy?

I am 5 foot tall and 160 pound woman I keep trying to lose weight no success how can I lose it especially my belly thanks brandy?

Eat less be active: Eat less and be more active. You need to know what your intake of calories are since calories in and calories out does matter. I recommend a visit to a dietician for a full evaluation of your eating habits. Both what you eat and how much you eat as well as a more active lifestyle are important factors that need to be addressed. Best of health to you ...Read more

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