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Will eating one meal a day and jogging twice or three times a week help me lose weight?

Will eating one meal a day and jogging twice or three times a week help me lose weight?

How big a meal?: You need to have a negtive caloric balance to lose weight. It would be better to eat small meals and exercise, one large meal is not a healthy practice. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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 have been eating one meal a day for about 8 months and running daily. How can I increase how much eat while continue to lose weight?

I have been eating one meal a day for about 8 months and running daily. How can I increase how much eat while continue to lose weight?

Eat and lose weight: Eating one meal a day will actually make it harder to lose weight. That will actually slow your metabolism down. Eating 3, or even 5 small meals a day is much better believe it or not. You can have 4 small meals/snacks throughout the day and have a high protein & vegetable meal at the end of the day. The frequent meals tends to speed up your metabolism (just don't over eat). Keep up the exercise! ...Read more

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Is it safe to lose weight by not eating if i take multi-vitamins? I am trying to lose weight. If i only don't eat, or only eat one meal a day, will i lose weight and still be healthy? Some people say i won't get enough nutrients, so I am taking multi-vita

It : It is not likely that you will have sustained weight loss just from fasting. This is because your body will interpret this as starvation and will "hold on for dear life" to the fat in your body to keep you going. Vitamins are not enough nutrition to prevent this problem. Eating only once a day probably also will not be effective. I have heard that sumo wrestlers actually make themselves gain weight by eating only twice a day, getting hungry between meals. What happens specifically with eating very little (one of the ways the body adapts to calorie restriction) is that your thyroid metabolism changes, so that the T4 made by your thyroid gland converts to reverse T3 instead of the active T3 that your body needs to function. This is nature's way of protecting us from starvation. Anything your body interprets as "physiologic stress" will cause this phenomenon, including dieting, depression or illness. This is why an effective diet program must include enough total calories and balanced nutrition (complex carbohydrates, protein and fat) to give your body what it needs while inducing a fat-burning state. ...Read more

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I eat one meal a day but I still don't lose weight. Why?

I eat one meal a day but I still don't lose weight. Why?

Bad technique: Eating less frequent or skipping meals slows down your metabolism which is counterproductive to achieve weight loss goals. Instead, one should eat low calories meals but frequently, i.e., breakfast, snack, lunch, snack and dinner. This will help you achieve your weight loss goals which appear contrary to your thinking but it works. ...Read more

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If I normally eat irregular. 3, 000 cals. A day and strt only one meal a day that's 1500 cals and same time each day will I lose weight?

If I normally eat irregular. 3, 000 cals. A day and strt only one meal a day that's 1500 cals and same time each day will I lose weight?

Weight loss: Yes. Weight gain is totally due to the number of calories you eat. Calorie intake can be reduced either by cutting down the total number of calories consumed or by exercising to work off the calories. If you cut your total calories in half you will lose a lot of weight (but one large meal a day diets are difficult to stay with); if you exercise, you will lose even more. ...Read more

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Is it wise for 31-year-old male to eat one meal a day to lose weight in the belly fat IBM is 23.9 is that normal ?

Is it wise for 31-year-old male to eat one meal a day to lose weight in the belly fat IBM is 23.9 is that normal ?

BMI of 23.9 is: within normal range. You can't specifically spot lose fat. Dropping to one meal per day may lower your metabolic rate and lead to weight gain in the long run. ...Read more

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Hi im trying to lose weight how do I stop the hunger pangs between meals ? Will appitite suppresants help if so which one ?

Hi im trying to lose weight how do I stop the hunger pangs between meals ? Will appitite suppresants help if so which one ?

Hunger pains: Certainly if one could answer this question it would help alot of peope. Hopefully just think positive about your results. Take a walk. Eat a piece of celery of fruit. Get a good list of little calorie snacks if you need to put something in your stomach. There may be a roll for appetite suppressants-which are stimulants- would need to talk to your pcp if all else has failed. ...Read more

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Can a diet of eating fruits n nuts during the day and only large meal is dinner can a diet like that help me lose weight? If NT what can?

Can a diet of eating fruits n nuts during the day and only large meal is dinner can a diet like that help me lose weight? If NT what can?

Calories count: The calories in your total daily intake may help determine if you will lose weight. Being active and increasing your metabolism daily will help. Try not to exceed the amount of calories you need in a day- try to take in about 200-300 less calories a day in order to lose 1/2 to one pound a week. ...Read more

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