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Does Getting More Sleep Help You Lose Weight
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
It will: You must be patient. You don't gain weight quickly and it takes even longer to lose it. Keep a food diary .Look up the caloric content of your foods (see: www.Caloriecount.Com) - it's free. You may be eating smaller quantity but not necessarily good choices. Try to stick to fruit and veggies and avoid meat and sweets. ...Read more
Does exercise really help you lose weight or does it make you hungrier? How can you fight over eating after exercise?
Exercise hunger: Studies show for weight loss you need only 150min/week of exercise. When you do more, you are more hungry and consume more calories thereby reducing weight loss. Other strategies are eat protein &carb before exercise (apple &10almonds 150cal), drink water, small frequent low cal meals every 2-3hours; limit workout times to 30-60minutes to prevent exercise hunger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you are thin , but you want to lose more weight , does sticking to 1200 calorie diet and exercising help ?
WHY: If you are already thin- and on such a low calorie diet, I have to ask you why you want to lose additional weight. It might not be healthy to do so. I would suggest seeing a physician before continuing. A full evaluation of your nutritional status is warranted based on the information you provided. ...Read more
Bad idea: You will definitly lose weight if you starve and don't eat, but you will lose muscle weight more than fat weight making you weak (and still overweight). It can damage your kidneys, cause mineral imbalances that can trigger heart problems. Once you go back to your current bad diet you will gain all the weight back. The correct way to lose weight is through a balanced low calorie diet and exercise. ...Read more
Depends: First, it depends on your size, your daily physical activity, and your weight. Second, not all calories are the same. Some calories are more highly absorbed by the body than others. Instead of worrying about calories try to eat only healthy foods as i did. I lost 25 pounds without counting a calorie by simply eliminating foods that don't promote health such as processed and fried foods.. ...Read more
Unlikely but: It depends on your current height and weight. You need to calculate your basal metabolic rate and you can find a calculator online. This will let you know approximately how many calories your body burns without any activity based on height and weight. You can use this to guide you if you are trying to maintain your weight. Take care. ...Read more
Depends: Calories per hour depends on the type of lifts you are doing, your body weight, and the intensity/rep scheme you are using. What is more important to know is that unlike aerobic exercise, your body continues to burn calories after you are finished lifting as it repairs and recovers from the workout. ...Read more
Will having a fast metabolism or PMSing make you hungrier and not gain weight from more food? and even make you loss weight if i don't eat enough
It can be avoided: Weight gain after quitting smoking usually results from two things, both of which can be avoided. One is the result of not breaking the hand to mouth habit of smoking, but replacing the cigarette with food. The second is the result of the body's metabolism slowing down as much as 10% upon removal of the nicotine stimulation. So reducing your calorie intake could help avoid gaining weight. ...Read more
Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more
Would drinking boost everyday help me gain weight?Im underweight and can't seem to gain a pound.Im 20, 5ft3 and weigh 80 pounds i can not get over 80lb
See DR: Sounds like you may have an endocrine issue, or just be very small stature (sorry). If the former, need tests and treatment to improve so can grow. If latter, extra calories will likely be fat, which does not help and increases risks of other problems. Prepared protein/supplements only can help if you do not reduce your 'regular' food intake because of them and feeling full. ...Read more
Consider: Over eater's anonymous. It is a free, confidential ; effective program. ...Read more
Can slim fast chocolate drinks really help you lose weight? How and how much would you lose if you excercise daily and watch what you eat?
I'm 18 years old, It's so easy for me to gain weight and even if I eat good and exercise Its hard to lose weight. Can I get pills from a doctor to help me lose weight easier?
Not online: But if you work with a doctor in person and depending on your situation, pharmacotherapy(medications) may be a part of your weight loss regimen. Remember, that all medications are really only a temporary aid in weight loss with the key to weight loss remaining caloric restriction augmented with increased physical activity. ...Read more
Weight loss: You need to have a healthy lifestyle, appropriate sleep and exercise, healthy eating. There is no exact amount of sleep but a good amount can be figured out. On a 2 week vacation, go to sleep at the same time every night, and set no alarm, by the end of the vacation, so long as you have good sleep, you will wake when your sleep need is met. ...Read more
I'm trying to lose weight and I only have time to work out in the morning, leaving me tired around 3. I get at 8+ hours of sleep. Any suggestions?
I on a 1500 calorie diet I workfrom 6-6 will I still lose weight if I eat oatmeal right when I get off work then sleep as long as it in cal range?
Loosing weight too: fast can be dangerous. See your doc first, and then consider lower carb and higher protein intake. Exercise daily if possible, even brisk walking 20-30 minutes is helpful. Above all, like yourself and others no matter what the scale says. Peace and good health. Oatmeal is a carb, please eat sparingly. ...Read more
I have recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea I am 100 lbs overweight if I lose weight will I be able to get rid of it?
You can: If you loose weight you more than likely will be able to resolve your obstructive sleep apnea. In rare cases the structure of your adenoid, tonsils and post pharynx might be too big and can also be the cause of your OSA. I do recommend weight loss as a first step and repeating your sleep study. If it is central sleep apnea that is a different etiology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: When you sweat, the weight returns when you hydrate. ...Read more
Based on your age : Based on your age 7-1/2 to 8-1/2 hours. ...Read more
A little: Your body is still burning up calories when you sleep, although at a slower rate than when you're active and when awake. So you do lose a tiny amount of weight when you sleep. How much depends on factors like your baseline metabolic rate, temperature of the room and how much you toss and turn when you're asleep. ...Read more
No less than 9: The growing pre-teen is faced with many choices but needs to take care of his/her sleep if they are to function well. While growing, no less than 9 hours of sleep/24hrs is needed. After their linear growth has stopped, they can sometimes get by on 8. Some will need more based on sports participation or heavy study. Studies suggest poor sleep habits contribute to obesity. ...Read more
Faster?: There is no way that is healthy to lose weight "faster". Your goal should be to eat healthy foods, targeting a caloric intake which is less than what you are burning per day. The latter can be affected to your advantage when wanting to lose weight, by increasing your physical activity. Diet pills and supplements have many dangerous side effects to them. Avoid. ...Read more
Is it true that sleep is related to losing weight ? The more you sleep the more you lose weight ?
Not exaclty but...: Lack of sleep affects levels of the hormones leptin and ghrelin. Getting less than 7 hours of sleep a nite is associated with weight gain. However, there is also evidence that those who sleep more than 9 hours a nite also have weight gain so sleeping more than 8 hours won't help! see http://www.Webmd.Com/sleep-disorders/excessive-sleepiness-10/lack-of-sleep-weight-gain and my comment. ...Read more
I work 2 jobs 3pm to 7 am 5 days a week off Saturday and Sunday sleep from 8 am to 145 can't seem to lose weight even when focused I'm 49 female help?
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