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I wanted to know when you exercise do you have to sweat to lose weight/gain muscle?

I wanted to know when you exercise do you have to sweat to lose weight/gain muscle?

NO: Not everyone sweats at the same rate/volume. Sweating is the body's mechanism to cool off and is not directly related to weight loss and/or muscle gain (although commonly occurs during a good workout!). ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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 sweat a lot but still I don't lose weight!!! is sweating a lot risky being fat??

I sweat a lot but still I don't lose weight!!! is sweating a lot risky being fat??

No...but: may indicate deconditioning or underlying medical issues: see a physician and consult a personal trainer before undertaking further exertion. Perspiration is one of the ways the body will cool down during and after exercise; however, may be related to other issues. ...Read more

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I sweat a lot during my morning walks. I walk fast for an hour. Will this excessive sweating help me to lose weight fast?

I sweat a lot during my morning walks. I  walk fast for an hour. Will this excessive sweating help me to lose weight fast?

Any weight: loss from sweating is due to a relative state of dehydration/water loss and will reverse when you rehydrate yourself. Otherwise saunas would be a great weight loss tool. It is the exercise causing the sweating that will burn calories and help with weight loss. ...Read more

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Do slimming gels that heat up as you move or exercise to cause excess sweating in fatty areas make you lose weight or do you simply just sweat more?

Do slimming gels that heat up as you move or exercise to cause excess sweating in fatty areas make you lose weight or do you simply just sweat more?

You simply sweat mor: If you sweat enough to be dehydrated you weigh less with the same amount of fat. There is no selective loss of fat except by liposuction. Diet and exercise make you slimmer. This is worthwhile in every way. ...Read more

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I'm 36. Cannot lose weight (healthy diet/exercise reg.) low libido, chronic constipation, dry skin on legs and my head sweats a lot! help!

I'm 36. Cannot lose weight (healthy diet/exercise reg.) low libido, chronic constipation, dry skin on legs and my head sweats a lot! help!

Can't lose wt: Goblue, I am sorry you are having problems losing weight. If you haven't been checked out by your physician i would suggest doing so to make sure there are no underling physical problems. Hypnotherapy has been proven very effective in weight loss. Make sure you go to a licensed and certified mental health professional who does hypnotherapy. ...Read more

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Girl.6.Obese,always hungry,sweats profusely,body odor,chronic cough,very active but doesn't lose weight. Dark circles under eyes.Sleep problems.Ideas?

Girl.6.Obese,always hungry,sweats profusely,body odor,chronic cough,very active but doesn't lose weight. Dark circles under eyes.Sleep problems.Ideas?

Pediatrician: Evaluation, might need to be evaluated as well by an endocrinologist for her obesity problem, and an allergist for the chronic cough and the ? Allergic shiners (dark circles under eyes), check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist/immunologist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Hi I am trying to loose weight and do exercises daily but didn't sweat that much, am i burning calories or not?

Hi I am trying to loose weight and do exercises daily but didn't sweat that much, am i burning calories or not?

Exercise: Sweating is not necessarily an indication of whether or not you are burning calories and in turn losing weight. People that go into saunas or steam rooms sweat quite a bit, but that sort of weight loss is only transient and a couple bottles of water could put that weight right back on. Weight loss is related to calories burned and intensity of workout, the more intense the more burned. ...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?

Eat few calories and: 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 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?

Well: You really want to remain healthy and fit. So you need to eat a healthy diet More protein fruits and vegetables and less carbs. Fats and sugars and you must exercise one hour everyday ...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 dont 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?

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