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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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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Can I still build muscle if only eating carbs and very little protein, while still limiting my calorie intake?

Can I still build muscle if only eating carbs and very little protein, while still limiting my calorie intake?

Not likely: A balanced diet is key with recommended amounts of protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates. Given you described diet it is possible to lose weight, yet increase your percent body fat and slowdown metabolism all of which are unhealthy. You also want to eat a diet that offers variety, optimizes your health and is appropriate for you lifestyle. Fad diets are not the answer. ...Read more

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I don't understand weight loss!! Do I only need to worry about my total calories intake or should I also watch out how many g of carb and fat I take??

I don't understand weight loss!! Do I only need to worry about my total calories intake or should I also watch out how many g of carb and fat I take??

In addition to: healthy diet we need to factor in lifestyle and personal metabolism. How active are you? Please see your doc and create a food plan w/his/her guidance. Low carb works well for many people. Shanti. Focus on your health rather than the number on the scale. ...Read more

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I want to either lose weight or get muscle and lose fat so are there any excercises for getting a 6 pack and how long will this take? What should my daily calorie intake be?

I want to either lose weight or get muscle and lose fat so are there any excercises for getting a 6 pack and how long will this take? What should my daily calorie intake be?

Strength exercises: In general building lean muscle with strength and core exercises will provide better overall weight control because lean muscle burns more calories than fat. How long this takes will depend on how aggressively you exercise. In general maintaining a low carb/high fiber and high protein diet is best. Consume about 10-12 calories per pound of your desired weight. This is only an estimate. ...Read more

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What is the recommended amount of calories, carbs, and protein for a daily intake? Trying to loose weight.

What is the recommended amount of calories, carbs, and protein for a daily intake? Trying to loose weight.

Knowledge: This is a life long issue. Learn about your diets calories. Start if you have not all ready a weekly fun exercise routine. There is no magic here. Lots of fokes selling whatever. Study your diet first, adjust it according to what you find doable. Physics: you have to burn more calories than you consume... To lose wt. ...Read more

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I would like to increase my muscle mass, what should my daily protein/carb/fats/calories intake be? I am 22, 170lbs and 5'6

I would like to increase my muscle mass, what should my daily protein/carb/fats/calories intake be? I am 22, 170lbs and 5'6

Different approach: It is probably a better idea to do things in a different order - lean out first, then build muscle. With a height of 5'6", you may want to first aim for about a 50lbs gradual weight loss, with the easiest method being cutting the amount of whatever you usually eat in half. You may only require 1500 kcal per day, depending on your activity level. Work with your doctor on this and you'll see results ...Read more

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Why is it that some people can eat a lot of high-calorie junk, never exercise, and not put on weight? Normal protein intake but high carb & high fat!

Why is it that some people can eat a lot of high-calorie junk, never exercise, and not put on weight? Normal protein intake but high carb & high fat!

Genetics mostly: Some people have inherited rapid metabolisms that convert food (even junk) into immediate sources of energy with relatively little long term storage. There are some fascinating speculations about which geographic regions pushed the evolution of different metabolisms along with different responses to seasons, sunlight, food abundance, predatory threat and so on. ...Read more

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To lose weight should I be more concerned with fat grams, calories, or carb intake?

To lose weight should I be more concerned with fat grams, calories, or carb intake?

Calories: To lose weight, the fat, sugar, carbs, etc are all important but if you decrease calories you normally decrease everything else. Eat 500cal/day less to lose one pound per week. Eating more veggies/fruits, lean protein, & whole grains will help decrease the bad fats & sugar intake, improve the nutrients received in food and still help you lose weight. ...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


Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more