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Are advertisements about weight loss without exercise true?

Are advertisements about weight loss without exercise true?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. Exercises such as crunches, planks, sit-ups, etc are good for toning the abdominal muscles, but cardio is best for weight loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

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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Lipozene claims their pills will cause one to lose body fat w/o exercising or changing eating habit. Is this false advertising?

Lipozene claims their pills will cause one to lose body fat w/o exercising or changing eating habit.  Is this false advertising?

Lipozene NotHelp FaT: Overcounter supplements like lipozene make all kinds of false claims. YUou cannot lose weight without changing exercise/and or diet. The best combination is aerobic exercise coupled with a low carb diet. ...Read more

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Are there shortcuts for gaining weight (fat specifically); any certain foods which might help? I'm 19, bit over 4'9, 74 pounds, and low on iron.

Focus on muscle gain: First establish there are no metabolic issues like overactive thyroid or absorption problem like celiac disease. Find a provider who can help determine your basic metabolic rate and how many additional calories daily you need to get closer to 90 pounds. Focus on nutrient dense foods that provides lots of calories and do strength training exercise to gain muscle which weighs more than fat. ...Read more

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Why do celebs rely on liposuction instead of losing the weight naturally?

Why do celebs rely on liposuction instead of losing the weight naturally?

They probably don't : I am pretty sure they are using personal trainers, on special diets, getting high tech and expensive med spa services and so on. Plastic surgery is often broadcasted but they don't show less invasive things too often. A good surgeon will not utilize liposuction as a form of weight loss. ...Read more

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Remedies for poor digestive system? I don't gain weight at all because of some unknown reason. Weight is 50 kg, height 6 ft, age 21

Remedies for poor digestive system? I don't gain weight at all because of some unknown reason. Weight is 50 kg, height 6 ft, age 21

Under weight: This is definitely under weight and to know the cause would require afuller history.This could be due to your diet, thyroid problems, parasites, or a number of other things. You need to be seen to have this checked out. Hope this helps and you are feeling well soon. ...Read more

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About weight loss after reading several articles on the internet (filling my mind with nonsense?

About weight loss after reading several articles on the internet (filling my mind with nonsense?

Eating and exercise: Your eating is the key.Think of it as a way of eating to maintain optimal health.Like putting the best gas in your car for the best performance and mileage.Diets are plans by nature and almost definition.Changing the way and what you eat is a lifestyle decision, not a plan which has a beginning and an end. When you decide your goal is to be healthier , you will succeed. The mind is the tough part. ...Read more

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Does normal weight always corresponds on good health? Because some are tall and not fat but the weighing say they are overweight.

Does normal weight always corresponds on good health? Because some are tall and not fat but the weighing say they are overweight.

Absolutely Not, Only: a group trend compared to those with ?ed body fat, commonly not revealed by body appearance or wt. on scale because these do not reveal/distinguish muscle mass, bone strength, lipoprotein or blood sugar concentrations, bone strength, coordination, immune system functions, mental life focus & activities & the list goes on&on. Humans, esp. insurance tying money to apparent health, seek simplicity. ...Read more

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Are those online workouts effective in losing weight?

Are those online workouts effective in losing weight?

Online workouts: Sample on line workouts that involve flexibility, strength training and aerobic/anaerobic exercises can be effective in losing weight. This must be coupled with a low fat diet and nutritional awareness. ...Read more

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Any opinions on refirm weight loss from complete nutrition?

Any opinions on refirm weight loss from complete nutrition?

You know the warning: "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is." According to their labeling, ReFirm formula includes laxatives & diuretics that cause weight loss through stimulating defecation/urination. This type of weight loss is almost always temporary & may actually be unsafe. While difficult to find, it appears to be quite expensive. Focus on healthy, calorie-controlled diet & exercise, a proven formula ...Read more

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Are there any weight loss pill that actually works?

Are there any weight loss pill that actually works?

Not really: The prescription pills like Phentermine can decrease appetite but no study has ever demonstrated that the effect is long-standing. Orlistat is somewhat effect but the side effects are unsettling and long-term weight control not significant. Changing the way you view your health and making changes in your lifestyle are the only things that will work in the long-term. ...Read more

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Are the weight watchers dinners sold in the store really healthy?

Yes.: Look at the back of the package. All the nutritional info is there. In general the weight watchers program is a well planned, balanced and nutritional course. ...Read more

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What are your opinions on weight loss surgery? Are they safe?

Weight loss surgery: can be life saving for some people but should not be approached in a cavalier manner. There are risks and benefits to all medical procedures. ...Read more

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Dieting has so many fads: weight watchers, no carbs, etc. What is actually working or the healthiest? And do european body wraps actually work?

Dieting has so many fads: weight watchers, no carbs, etc. What is actually working or the healthiest? And do european body wraps actually work?

Calorie is a calorie: Helpful weight loss diets include natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (without salad dressing). If fad diet foods fall into this category, and a person eats fewer calories than he uses each day, he will lose weight. A calorie is a calorie, regardless of where it comes from. Wraps do not decrease one's calorie intake. ...Read more

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Best weight loss pills still on the market?

Best weight loss pills still on the market?

Wt loss pills: As of 3/24/12, there are only two drugs approved by the fda for weight loss. They are not the best. There are pros and cons with them: Phentermine and orlistat. There is an over the counter lower dose version of orlistat called alli. That's it. We need more pills for weight loss but they should be used as adjunct (in addition) to the main treatment: diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Training to lose weight + gain muscle. Do you recommend the following supplement: douglas preventive x? Rated 5 stars in nutrisearch comparative guide

Training to lose weight + gain muscle. Do you recommend the following supplement: douglas preventive x? Rated 5 stars in nutrisearch comparative guide

It's your money: This is a pricey vitamin-mineral preparation, with betaine (you decide, it's got some effects) and a couple of metals such as vanadium the only stuff you're not likely to find in a cheap chain-pharmacy daily tablet. I'd have trouble telling you they're worth the money. It'll be far more pleasant even short-run to male-bond with some gymrats and work yourself super-hard. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does energy drinks cause weight gain? I know that sugar and aspartame in them cuz weight gain, but the caffeine in them causes weight loss?

No: Caffeine does not necessarily cause weight loss. Energy drinks have a lot of calories, should not be consuming unless you do significant physical activity. ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

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