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Do You Lose Weight During Body Pump
I did not lose any weight after having 1st baby. Cant breastfeed but can I pump to lose weight after 2nd?
Pumping is healthy: I am not sure that pumping will result in weight loss for you but it will certainly be healthy for your child! the real question is why you did not lose any weight after the first. If you have a metabolic issue or Insulin resistance then pumping may not help. I suggest you see both your physician and a chinese medicine practitioner to assess what may be blocking losing weight. ...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
Will Jogging or Resistance Training ("pumping iron") help me lose weight more quickly, if my goal is to drop a few pounds within 3 weeks? Thank you.
Both: I recommend visiting your doctor to make sure you are ready for your exercise program. Wake up and stretch, go for a jog each morning. Eat a small amount before you go and have breakfast after. Combine weight training because over time with increased muscle mass your body burns more calories. Most importantly, eat a healthy low-fat low-sodium diet. Good luck. Slow and steady is the best plan. ...Read more
I can only walk for 30 minutes 2x a week. With eating clean can I lose weight? I have pain pump for back pain so walking is all I can do! Is it enough?
Possibly: With daily calories reduction through proper meal planning and eating habit, it's very likely to achieve weight loss. Consult with a dietician to get the best strategy. In regards to exercise, have you tried stationary bike or walking in a pool? They may have less stress on your back. ...Read more
I have hypothyroid and take 125 mg of medicine.I feel loss of energy during the day with body ache.I exercise daily but don't seem to lose weight?
Reevaluate: Get a blood draw to see if your thyroid level is adequate on your current dose. It might not be the thyroid that is causing your current symptoms. ...Read more
LO CARBS/HI PROTEIN: Many women also have low thyroid when they become menopausal, so their metabolism is slow and they do not burn their calories efficiently and can't lose weight despite proper diet and excercise. Pay attention to other symptoms of an underactive thyroid, because blood tests are not always diagnostic for this condition. ...Read more
Several: Wt loss is a whole body phenomenon.Exercise, consume low glycemic index foods, increase fish/fishoil consumption, good contoll of diabetes if a pt has this condition. Otherwise you can certainly tone certain body parts with targeted exercise but wt loss is going to involve burning more calories than you consume to create a caloric defict. It should be done slowly and safely with input from ur dr. ...Read more
Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more
Diet and exercise: The answer is the same regardless of time in life: what you eat and what you do. But your body has changed after menopause, and with age, metabolism slows. So even eating fewer calories does not lead to as much weight losses when younger. Exercise is critical to increasing metabolism, but you have to respect the inevitable loss of flexibility and muscle mass. Start low, go slow , do cardio too! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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