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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 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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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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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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Why is exercise better than dieting?

Why is exercise better than dieting?

Many reasons: Imagine i instruct two identical people to lose weight, telling one to only do so through dieting and the other to only do so through exercise. Both return 6 months later, both have lost 20 lbs. The "dieter" is only slightly healthier; the "exerciser" is vastly healthier because she now has a stronger heart, improved blood pressure, better cholesterol, better mental status, etc. No comparison. ...Read more

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I am 39yr old I am dieting since one yr my fbs is 109 what further steps I have to take to avoid?

Exercise: You also need to excercise to help with your blood sugar. Besides cut down on sweet you also need to watch for carb.As well. ...Read more

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How do you stay motivated to continue dieting?

Think positive. : Think how delicious a nice bowl of peas can be right now. Learn and reinforce how unhealthy and greasy that fries, pizza, fried foods are. Exercise can help you stay motivated. Get support from overeaters anonymous or one of the commercial companies. Have a list of healthy restaurants. Keep only healthy foods in house. Learn abd enjoy healthy cooking. ...Read more

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Started dieting but its hard to find what foods to eat for dinner that i don't have to make myself?

Started dieting but its hard to find what foods to eat for dinner that i don't have to make myself?

Many options!: There are many frozen entrees, that can fit any diet. Look for high protein meals with vegetables, low on calories and starches. Breakfast protein shakes from eas and atkin's taste good and are filling. Also, most groceries will have small roasted chickens for about $5 in many seasonings. That can some slaw will make two good meals! ...Read more

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