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Can Farting Help You Lose Weight
No: The effect on weight of laxatives is only an illusion. You soon gain the little weight lost as soon as your bowels are full again & you regain the body water lost. The best way to lose weight is diet and exercise. Try eliminating snacks or one meal a day or reduce meal portions by 1/4 - 1/3. Add aerobic exercises (30min - 1hr) 3-5 days a week and you will lose weight. Good luck! ...Read more
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
Possibly: Coffee is a stimulant because of the caffeine; and though it may help your metabolism along; it is not without risk...Stomach upset/ulceration primarily among them. Best to check in with your doctor about the best way for you to accomplish weight loss...Low fat diet/exercise is usually a good way to go. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Aerobic exercise in the form of dancing will increase caloric burn an excellent and fun way to exercise. Do not allow the scale to be the only measure of success. Aerobic exercise is good for the heart and circulation. Good for over all muscle tone. Good for the lungs. Additionally common positive effect on our frame of mind. ...Read more
Yes: This can be a very healthy lifestyle provided that you supplement -- you will run low on B12 quickly, and may lack usable vitamin a, vitamin d, calcium, iodine, zinc, and iron. There is no magic -- the stuff that vegans eat isn't the stuff that the rest of us gorge on, so they stay thin. The other alleged benefits are hard to demonstrate scientifically as vegans tend to have other healthy habits. ...Read more
Reduce weight: Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. To gain muscle, you have to exercise and increase your protein intake (probably need at least 70-100 grams of protein daily). ...Read more
Several ways!: Exercise causes you to expend calories. If food intake is constant, you will run a caloric deficit. Also, apart from direct activity "burn, " your bodies metabolism will stay higher for several hours after activity, burning more calories at rest. If you put on muscle, your baseline metabolism will increase. Put these three together for the exercise weight loss recipe. ...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
Quit sugar: I know this sounds simplistic, but if you stop eating everything with added sugar it will likely help you to stop snacking which will help you to lose weight. For most people the more sugar you eat the more you want. If you cut it out the first week will be very hard, but after that it gets much easier. Once you have cut out sugar you can work on the next dietary hurdle. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dieting = less cal: Dieting means that you are choosing to eat fewer calories than you burn. Our practice finds that the average 200 pound person burns about 2000 cal per day. So, if they eat only 1200 cal per day, then they are breaking down fat from their body. (3500 cal = 1 lb). So, an 800 cal defecit daily should allow for a one pound weight loss in 4 days. About 7 pounds per month. Good luck. ...Read more
Can't!: You can tome up and strengthen core muscles of your torso, but you cannot selectively lose weight from only one area of the body. Cut your carb intake if you have an "apple" build, because there are basic metabolic differences, such that apples preferentially add weight to their torsos. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What foods help with weight loss? And what exercises help if you want to lose only 20 to 30 pounds?
Weight Loss Program: Plan to lose no more than 2 pounds per week. have a no carb breakfast such as eggs and lowfat cottage cheese a high-protein glucose control drink, such as boost or glucerna for lunch and a low-fat dinner. walk 6 miles or run 3 miles per week and do a muscle toning routine as shown here: http://youtu.be/aWLFAAlr_E8 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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