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Best Workout To Help Overweight Person No Gimmicks
Sometimes, but...: You are wise in achieving a long-term stable weight. You will find that a regular exercise program and a healthy diet will go a long way in helping you achieve your goals. Once you have achieved your long-term stable weight, if the gynecomastia is persistent, surgery may be indicated. It is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue and peripheral liposuction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which weight loss program do you believe&know for sure, will help me lose weight..I'm way overweight (almost 200pounds and I'm about 5^2 in height..)?
Increase in cardio: If you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in 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. Core exercises may build muscle, but to burn fat you need to burn more than you consume and cardio is key! ...Read more
Yes and No.: In order to advise my patients on their weight loss journey, I evaluate them from a multi-factorial standpoint: Behavioral Patterns; Food Intake/Energy Expenditure; Food Sensitivities/Allergies; Metabolic Imbalances; Hormonal Imbalances; Neurotransmitter Imbalance, just to name a few. Actually, once any or all of these factors are addressed, invariably my patients lose the unwanted weight. ...Read more
Is there a good diet to lose weight ( basically don't want to look anorexic just healthy ) and some exercises ?
Running probably: An aerobic exercise program that works on cardiovascular conditioning [ key to metabolic changes from exercise] and expends a great deal of calories will be effective with weight loss. Swimming / biking will also work well. Maintaining muscle mass is also helpful with calisthenics or weights. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What would you suggest to help me lose body fat and turn it into muscle, exercise and meal plans appreciated?
Weight loss: If you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in 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. ...Read more
Is there a fat burner that is reliable to help burn long term fat? Need help to lose 50-100lbs. I'm 27f dieting, excercing 4awhile. Don't want surgery.
Fat burners: No great meds. There are 2 types of fat: visceral (hard, deep fat) & superficial (soft jiggly fat). Both respond to low calories (500cal/day less to lose one pound/week), low intensity exercise to burn fat. And lots of water to help hydrate the body since obesity causes dehydration visceral fat=insulin resistance so ue metformin & hormones. Niacin, green tea, and fish oil can help at times. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Whats P90X workout program? And does it work for people who have low fitness?Does it help to lose weight fast in addition to going to the gym? Thanks
Exercise programs: The ideal program is dependent on the physical state of the individual. Many folks in poor physical condition try vigorous workouts with weights or other strenuous activity to "hurry up" progress. But jumping, stretching, and body contortions in the less fit, like with p90--may may them so uncomfortable they quickly give up. Do a tailored program at the gym with a trainer--then go out on your own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but : There are a few medications that will help with weight loss such as phentermine, diethylproprion, orlistat, and topiramate as well as some diabetic meds. However there are some serious side effects associated with each and qualification criteria. I use them if diet and exercise fail in people 50+ lbs overweight. ...Read more
Anything that makes : You move ; breath will help you to lose weight. Weight loss is essential to burn fat. Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e., running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, . ...Read more
Obesity doctor: All physicians are trained in treating obesity related conditions. These include high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, arthritis, reflux, heart disease, diabetes, among others. So, all physicians should be helping their patients loose weight. Specifically regarding weight, their are medical doctors...Bariatricians. And surgeons...Bariatric surgeons. Dieticians are also very helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Overall package: 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
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
How about toning : Instead of fat loss? For flatter abdomen eat healthy ; get physically active. Calories burned > calories consumed. To tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. Running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing ; hiking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can drinking green tea help me reduce weight? Please advice good home remedies to reduce weight other than going to gym. I won't eat much.
Weight Loss: No. Green Tea, Green Coffee beans or any other of the fad diet myths that are being marketed do not in any real way lead to lasting weight loss. There are two secrets you need to learn. Starvation diets do not work. Please keep a food diary for one week and then return to us with the calorie count and the composition of calories. And Second, the gym is not necessary. Walking vigorously every day ...Read more
No Not Really: In my humble opinion there is no dietary supplement which by itself will make someone loose weight, without proper dietary restrictions and exercise program.In my clinical practice for last 40 years in usa, I have seen several supplements being promoted and sold, and often endorsed by celebrities.But none can make you loose weight without modifying your diet and regular exercise program. ...Read more
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