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Which is the best exercise for women trying to lose weight?

Which is the best exercise for women trying to lose weight?

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

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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


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Pregnancy weight gain problems. If starting out overweight and trying to lose weight, what is a guideline?

Pregnancy weight gain problems. If starting out overweight and trying to lose weight, what is a guideline?

Easy: Stop all forms of sugar, sweets, soft drinks, especially "diet"drinks. Eat natural "god made" food and drink only pure water. Obesity in america is in pandemic form because of our appaliing diet. Unfortunately, the food that we need for health is expensive, but it satisfies without "feeling full". ...Read more

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What approaches work best to lose breast fat for women fast?

What approaches work best to lose breast fat for women fast?

Breast size: You can not preferentially lose weight in one area of the body. If you lose weight it will occur through out the body, not just one spot. Plastic surgery is an option. ...Read more

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What's the best exercises/things to eat to lose pregnancy weight asap?

What's the best exercises/things to eat to lose pregnancy weight asap?

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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Can pre-diabetics still gain healthy weight and muscle? I see the ADA recommends to lose 5-7% of weight. I am skinny to begin with & want to gain.

Can pre-diabetics still gain healthy weight and muscle? I see the ADA recommends to lose 5-7% of weight. I am skinny to begin with & want to gain.

Yes: Generally the weight loss recommendations are for overweight pre-diabetic patients. If you increase healthy muscle mass, this can improve your use of glucose and decrease your risk of developing diabetes. And remember that dietary changes (avoiding simple carbohydrates, increasing fiber and complex carbohydrates) are key to preventing diabetes. Talk with a nutritionist to help improve your diet ...Read more

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Any tips for a woman trying to lose weight?

Any tips for a woman trying to lose weight?

Weight loss: Recommend that calories burned exceed calories in. Drinking at least 8 8 ounce glasses per day is important for both hydration and weight control. Try to get in whole foods (fiber) as well as 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Physical activity is essential. At least 8 hours of sleep per night helps. Aim for at least 30 minutes of aerobic activity at least 5 days per week ...Read more

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What's the best diet for a obese person? How do you lose weight fast?

What's the best diet for a obese person? How do you lose weight fast?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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I want to do regular exercise but fear losing weight so which exercise is best for me? Age 17, female

I want to do regular exercise but fear losing weight so which exercise is best for me? Age 17, female

Resistance exercise: Weight lifting and other resistance exercises like calisthenics build muscle and won't cause weight loss. ...Read more

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What diet pills worked the best for you to lose weight?

What diet pills worked the best for you to lose weight?

Diet pills: Hi, rx diet pills are not the first steps in managing weight loss, neither is bariatric surgery. I believe you know to monitor your food intake by writing a journal, increasing activity levels etc.In my experience, at this time, phentermine, has the best success. This medication should only be prescribed by a physician who specializes in wt loss and monitors patients at least monthly. See asbp web. ...Read more

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I want to lose atleast 50lbs. What are the best workouts to lose weight. Not toning but cardio. I want to shed lbs. ?

I want to lose atleast 50lbs. What are the best workouts to lose weight. Not toning but cardio. I want to shed lbs. ?

Weight loss: Simply burning more calories than you take in will result in weight loss so exercise alone will not get you to your goal. ...Read more

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How to lose weight while pregnant?

How to lose weight while pregnant?

Not recommended: A good nutritional pregnancy program may allow obese patients to minimize their weight gain safely without jeopardizing during pregnancy the health of the fetus. A full blown reduction diet is a no! ...Read more

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4feet11height80kg weight lady38 i want to lose maximum weight in two months how much exercise can I do and any good diet chart plz?

4feet11height80kg weight lady38 i want to lose maximum weight in two months how much exercise can I do and any good diet chart plz?

Quick weight loss: Quick weight loss usually returns quickly! but many commercial structured weight loss plans can help. The keys to change your diet for good, not just for two months. ...Read more

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How do you lose weight if you cannot exercise due to chronic pain? How many calories per day to lose weight with no exercise?

How do you lose weight if you cannot exercise due to chronic pain?  How many calories per day to lose weight with no exercise?

Forms of activity: The more inactive you are, the more likely you experience chronic pain and weight gain. The key is to find mild, intermittent forms of exercise that you can tolerate and carry on. For example, start with stretching and light weight bearing. Change body positions every few minutes. Take breaks but try walking/stationary bike/water exercise, and increase the duration weekly when tolerated. no snack ...Read more

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Good meal plan for a 240 pound male trying to lose weight ?

Good meal plan for a 240 pound male trying to lose weight ?

Mostly plants: Eat a mostly plant based diet with plenty of vegetables and beans. Add some fruits, nuts, whole grains, and three times a week wild salmon, avoid processed sugar, flour, pasta, and white rice and watch the pounds drop. ...Read more

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I wish to know how many calories intake to lose weight?

I wish to know how many calories intake to lose weight?

Check your BMR: A good way to find out how many calories you should consume is to have your doctor figure out how many calories your body consumes while at rest, on a daily basis. This number (your basal metabolic rate or bmr) is a good starting point to personalize your diet and exercise program. Many doctors offices have "body composition analysers" that can easily do this. ...Read more

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What are strategies to lose weight in a week?

What are strategies to lose weight in a week?

Control: Control your intake - make healthy choices in both quality and quantity, emphasizing high quality protein and complex carbohydrates in moderate amounts. Snack to keep hunger at bay. Exercise moderately. Look at it as a lifestyle change, not just a one- week endeavor. ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more