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What are some good exercise plans to do that will make me lose stomach fat and man boobs ?

What are some good exercise plans to do that will make me lose stomach fat and man boobs ?

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 more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

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What are some exercises to do with a gym membership to lose fat?

What are some exercises to do with a gym membership to lose fat?

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

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Is there good diets to help me lose weight?

Is there good diets to help me lose weight?

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

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Is there a good diet to lose weight ( basically don't want to look anorexic just healthy ) and some exercises ?

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 more

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Can you tell me some good diets that help lose body size fast?

Can you tell me some good diets that help lose body size fast?

Smart for life: a great program must be easy, high in protein and suppress hunger. Smart for life is the product line and program I like and I developed because I was an over weight emergency room doctor. Look into it . ...Read more

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What would you suggest to help me lose body fat and turn it into muscle, exercise and meal plans appreciated?

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

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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.

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 more

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What approaches work best to lose weight without exercising?

What approaches work best to lose weight without exercising?

Weight loss: Although exercising is an important aspect of weight loss and general health, weight loss is tied to a simple formula (in most cases): calorie burn > calorie intake = weight loss many activities other than traditional exercise burn calories... ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Besides good diet and exercising, is there a good driug that can help us to lose weight ?

Besides good diet and exercising, is there a good driug that can help us to lose weight ?

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

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Help please? I want to know what are some good cardio workouts that will burn belly fat?

Help please? I want to know what are some good cardio workouts that will burn belly fat?

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

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Is there a specific doctor that treats obesity and overweight patients to help them lose weight?

Is there a specific doctor that treats obesity and overweight patients to help them lose weight?

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 more

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What workout program would be most effective to help me lose weight?

What workout program would be most effective to help me lose weight?

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

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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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What approaches work best to lose belly fat on a thin person?

What approaches work best to lose belly fat on a thin person?

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 more

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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.

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

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Can you tell me of any dietary supplements to lose weight that actually work?

Can you tell me of any dietary supplements to lose weight that actually work?

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