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Can I use ensure to lose weight?

Can I use ensure to lose weight?

PArtly: Ensure is a complete protein, balanced formula, containing vitamins and minerals. If needed, could be relied upon, long-term, for meeting nutritional needs (would need to have extra water intake). Typically 250 cals/can; can be used as a meal replacement. Even if you get the version with fiber, may not be adequate. Need activity to burn cals too. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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I'm trying to lose weight, what can I do to ensure I'm losing it correctly?

I'm trying to lose weight, what can I do to ensure I'm losing it correctly?

Healthy habits: If you focus on healthy habits, which will become part of your life in the future, is the only way to loose and keep off extra weight.
Exercise daily, eat mindfully, focus on unprocessed foods, skip sugar and white carbs and eat low fat dairy and meat. Avoid bringing home foods that were past triggers. Don't deprive yourself of favorites but eat them in small amounts outside of your house. ...Read more

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I'm looking to lose weight I wanted to know if drinking ensure twice a day, morning/afternoon would help at all or if it would have any benefit?

I'm looking to lose weight I wanted to know if drinking ensure twice a day, morning/afternoon would help at all or if it would have any benefit?

Probably not best. .: But probably not particularly harmful. There are 220 calories in an 8 oz Ensure along with 9 grams of protein, a fair share of vitamins & minerals & fairly low in fat. So if you had 2 of these a day, that would be 440 calories in reasonable nutrition. You need to calculate what your reduced daily calorie goal is for weight loss, and make sure the remaining # of calories you eat are healthy. ...Read more

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Does drinking ensure help you lose weight or gain weight? I have lost my appetite recently and several people have recommended trying to drink ensure. What are the pros and cons of ensure? Will it cause weight gain? I certainly don't want to start gaining

Does drinking ensure help you lose weight or gain weight? I have lost my appetite recently and several people have recommended trying to drink ensure. What are the pros and cons of ensure? Will it cause weight gain? I certainly don't want to start gaining

Hello: Hello ensure makes a number of different products. Many of these are used after a person has had surgery, is in a debiliated state or is losing weight. They are often used as a supplement to prevent a person from losing weight and to ensure that they are getting balanced nutrition. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight?

How do I lose weight?

Think long-term: There's more than 1 way, and in the end you want things that you can sustain over the long hall. Some goals: small meals every 3-4 hrs, no skipping meals, make colorful veggies the main part of each meal, use lean meats & protein sources, avoid fast food & soda, greatly limit juice, drink mostly water, eat fish 2-3x/wk, and exercise 5x/wk. Try starting with 1 thing & gradually add others. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight?

How do I lose weight?

Lifestyle changes: Simple Changes to Your Lifestyle Can Make a Big Difference To Your Health
We provide free healthy eating and exercise advice through our Green Prescription programme. This includes help with wellness goals, managing health conditions or weight loss guidance
Contact a friendly coordinator today by phoning 07 8585388 or emailing greenprescription@sportwaikato. Org. Nz ...Read more

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How do I lose weight?

How do I lose weight?

Use up the calories!: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as she doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home skip dessert and go walk around the block instead. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight?

How do I lose weight?

Combination of...: -Low carb way of eating: avoid rice, bread and pasta and replace them with vegetables. Keep a carbohydrate budget.
-Cut out processed foods and try to eat wholesome foods.
-Eat healthy fats such as olive oil, coconut oil
-Portion control
-Eat only when you're hungry
-Increase physical activity, eg walk more, take the stairs instead of elevator ...Read more

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How do I lose weight?

How do I lose weight?

Diet AND exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 90 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you don't feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight?

How do I lose weight?

Use up the calories!: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as she doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home skip dessert and go walk around the block instead. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight?

Best Plan: Best plan is to change your lifestyle so that you eat fewer calories per day (maybe 300) and exercise to your aerobic limit on 5 days each week. This will cause you to lose weight and will be sustainable. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight?

How do I lose weight?

Not easy: As while the thermodynamic answer is simple, burn more calories than you consume. This is very difficult for most of us to accomplish. For most, the foundation of weight loss revolves around first controlling caloric intake. Its very difficult to lose weight if you don't reduce your caloric intake. Exercise helps too (and for other purposes beyond weight loss), as it helps burn calories. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight?

How do I lose weight?

Eat less & exercise: The key to losing weight is not a temporary diet but permanent changes. Sugars and simple carbs from grains esp. Cause weight gain. I like Dr. Furhman's diet: http://tinyurl. Com/ktampgg
Dr. Weil has useful info:
http://tinyurl. Com/m8avwzh
- see his "discuss that" link in his article.
Also see https://authoritynutrition. Com/weight-loss/ for many useful articles.
Exercise is also important. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight?

How do I lose weight?

Overall weight loss: With natural weight loss (by eating fewer calories and exercising more to use up stored fat), one loses fat from all body parts. It is hard to just lose the waist or the belly. Doing exercises to strengthen and build up the abdominal muscles can hold the tummy in better, which will improve the appearance of the tummy. Be sure to avoid sugar and simple starches (simple carbs). ...Read more

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How can I lose weight?

How can I lose weight?

You can!: Start by keeping a food diary for a week. Write down every thing you put in your mouth for a week, the time you eat, how much you ate, & be honest. Then after the week, analyze it, & see what you can do without, what you can cut back & what you can eat differently & then do a week of the same. Count the calories and see the difference. 500 cal less/day equals 26 # loss per year. + exeercise! ...Read more

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How can I lose weight?

How can I lose weight?

Diet and exercise: Exercise, exercise, exercise....Increase your exercise to 5-6 times per week at least 30 minutes to an hour and get your heart rate up. Once you are in the groove, add some muscle strengthening to your routine. This needs to be a permanent lifestyle change for you. Additionally lower your calorie intake and count your calories on a website like fatsecret. Com or sparkpeople. Com. Drink more h20! ...Read more

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How can I lose weight?

How can I lose weight?

Losing weight: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight?

How can I lose weight?

Losing weight: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight?

I want to lose weight?

Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 90 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you don't feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight?

How can I lose weight?

Use up the calories: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as he doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and go walk around the block instead. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight?

How can I lose weight?

Diet and exercise: Eat less calories than you need in a day and increase your activity. Activity burns calories and increases your metabolism. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight?

How can I lose weight?

Lifestyle changes: Study after study shows that short-term diets are not effective in maintaining weight loss. What you need is lifestyle changes and eat in a healthy way from now on. Fewer carbohydrates and fats along with increased reliance on vegetables will be very helpful. Activity is also important so a regular exercise program is recommended. Make healthy lifestyle changes and avoid the yo-yo dieting. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight?

Weight loss: Losing weigh requires dedication and hard work. It is important to understand what a healthy body weight is for ourselves, and start to address the factors that led to the weight gain in the first place. A support system is key. Calories in and calories out need to be addressed. A daily walking program is a good way to start. Cut out soda, juices and junk food from your diet. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight?

How can I lose weight?

Eat fewer calories!: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight?

How can I lose weight?

Use up the calories: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as he doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and go walk around the block instead. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight?

How can I lose weight?

Use up the calories: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as she doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and walk around the block instead. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight?

How can I lose weight?

Use up the calories: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as he doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and go walk around the block instead. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight?

How can I lose weight?

Use up the calories: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as he doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and go walk around the block instead. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight?

How can I lose weight?

Use up the calories: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as he doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and go walk around the block instead. ...Read more