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What works better: exercising every day or dieting?

What works better: exercising every day or dieting?

Exercise: The word diet create to most of patient stress and sacrifice ideation , i prefer to use "eat adecuate healthy food " and focus in exercise at least 5 days a week , alternate the type of activity, includes cardiovascular & strenghtening. Should start exercising 10 minutes daily and adding 5 minutes each week if tolerates. Exercising time could be divide during day. ...Read more

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Diet (Definition)

Diet is a four letter word implying temporary measures with few good permanent results. I believe instead in 'healthy lifestyle changes' that may produce results more slowly ...Read more


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What can do ti reduce my tommy fat? I have done exercise snd dieting but seemd not to work

What can do ti reduce my tommy fat? I have done exercise snd dieting but seemd not to work

Stick with it: See your doctor for proper diet and exercise plan. It always works if you stick with it. There is no way to lose only tummy fat. Your body puts on fat and loses fat according to its own pattern. You will need to lose fat all over in order to lose tummy fat. Make sure you exercise and diet hard enough. Buy urine ketone test strips. If positive, you are burning fat. If negative, try harder. ...Read more

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How can I motivate myself to keep dieting?

How can I motivate myself to keep dieting?

Sadly: the best motivator is having bad consequences such as diabetes, heart disease, etc. Or.... visualizing the very real consequences of elevated weight versus the good consequences of not overeating. ...Read more

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Is this possible to lose 15kgs in 40days with dieting and exercise?

Is this possible to lose 15kgs in 40days with dieting and exercise?

That's too quick.: 15kg would equal ~33 pounds, which is too much weight to lose in 40 days. We generally recommend no more than two pounds per week, which would make your weight loss attempt last ~17 weeks. Be patient, be healthy, and make your weight loss last. ...Read more

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I'm 18 & a male! i lost 45 pounds from dieting. Now my skin is extremely saggy. It's been 2 months since I've lost this weight, how do I fix the saggy?

I'm 18 & a male! i lost 45 pounds from dieting. Now my skin is extremely saggy. It's been 2 months since I've lost this weight, how do I fix the saggy?

Give your self time: If it has been only 2 months since your weight loss, i would give it more time. You are young and you should do what is healthy for you. Continue on achieving your goals. If the loose skin does not improve after 6 months, speak to a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What exactly is crash dieting?

What exactly is crash dieting?

Severe low calorie: I guess is a sudden dramatic cut on food intake for short period of time with a goal of losing too much in a short period of time. It is considered dangerouse. ...Read more

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Exercising is not hard but dieting is, any tips?

Exercising is not hard but dieting is, any tips?

Avoid sugar/carbs: Altering your diet is more appropriate than dieting. Added sugar and carbs cause insulin spikes that over time lead to hyperinsulinemia, insulin resistance and the blocking of leptin (the I'm full hormone). The brain never gets the signal of satiety and so over consumption results. Insulin increases don't allow your fat stores to be accessed. You keep burning glucose instead of fat. Get off sugar! ...Read more

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Are there any foods I should avoid while dieting?

Are there any foods I should avoid while dieting?

Balanced Diet: I admire your interest in reducing weight. Dieting should not be a deprivation of your pleasures, it should not be super-effort. Dieting should be not to impress others, or just follow what others are doing. Dieting should be for health reasons. Have Balanced Diet with the help of your Physician and Nutritionist. Avoid fatty foods, soda,chips, cakes, fried food. BE FIT NOT FAT ...Read more

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