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Does Muscle Milk 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
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Mentally prepare yourself. This is hard work!
high protein intake (1 gr/ 2, 2 lbs of body weight), include low rep resistance activity. Cut carbs, which will be replaced by protein. Keep hydrated. Exercise 5 x /wk alternating muscle groups! You will need two break days to repair and build muscle! ...Read more
Muscle: Want it Bad!:
i come down on the side of letting nature alone. This means I am not one to encourage body building hormones or illegal supplements to achieve unnatural muscle mass.
But, that said, given your age you can naturally do a lot to get strong and to stay that way. High protein, low carbs, lots of good hydration and muscle training and lifting guided by a good trainer are key. ...Read more
See your doctor: See your doctor and have him/her refer you to a dietician. ...Read more
Weight loss: Weight loss always comes down to calories. Avoid breads and deserts. Don't eat three full meals a day. Consider slim fast for breakfast and/or yogert for lunch. Or have a soup before dinner, then wait for 30+ minutes to see if your are hungry enough to prepare a full meal. Not sure why you do not want to not gain muscle - but simple calesthenics or walking it won't cause much muscle definition. ...Read more
Yes: Have your doctor refer you to a dietician for that information. ...Read more
Both can be hard: Both can be difficult. Building muscle helps you lose weight as the extra muscle increases your metabolism so you burn more calories each hour. But it takes work to build muscle. Losing weight is a matter of burning more calories than you take in. Not always easy to do. Might try weight training 2 days a week and aerobic exercise 3-4 days a week with a day off for rest each week. ...Read more
Protein rich: Muscles are ideally proteins which are made of amino acids. Therefore you would want a diet ideally rich in Amino Acids and protein. Having just approaching rich diet may not be the best choice for everyone. There maybe some other side effects. I would consult either nutritionist or physician have a nice day. ...Read more
Join: Join a fitness class, gym or boot camp-style class. ...Read more
If switching drinks: If you are going from a lot of sweetened beverages to unsweetened iced tea then this may help, but the tea in and of itself likely will have little effect on weight. ...Read more
Going for big guns.: These exercises help to build arm muscle: Push downs, pin presses, dumbbell wrist curls, dips, rolling extensions, barbell wrist curls, preacher curls, chin ups, lying barbell triceps extensions, thick grip curls, concentration curls & lying dumbbell triceps extensions. For weight loss - generalized weight training & cardio mix. ...Read more
Depends: If you look at the specifics, creating breast milk for baby requires metabolic work on your part (that is quite passive).Over 1yr your breasts will use your body energy to create roughly 500-1000 cal/day for baby. If you only consume the diet you need for your pre-pregnancy weight, you could drop 1-2 pounds a week due to breastfeeding alone. If you eat more you loose less. ...Read more
Lactose intolerance: Is often confused with milk and milk product intolerance. I assume that you get diarrhea with milk, hence the question. Stop milk and its products. ...Read more
I can't do that if I keep gaining muscle and gaining weight. So should I quit trying to lose weight?
Gaining muscle can: Be a good thing. When you have higher muscle mass - you can increase your metabolic rate. By having a increased metabolic rate - you can burn calories faster. Your weight may have increased but you are probably getting more muscle and less fat. ...Read more
How can a woman gain lean muscle with out bulking up like a man? I weigh 245 and really want to lose weight without extra skin. Suggestions?
Yes&No. Crucial=what: & quantity eaten. LowFat, HiCarb foods drive Diabetes, Obesity, Cardiovascular Ds & Cancer. LCHF (incl. Hi-cholesterol) foods support better health. For summary, Google "Tom Naughton Wisdom of Crowds", study the video & http://goo. Gl/Blh6rW. Quantity: To ↓ body fat, one must burn it, i.e ketosis. Skipping meals, staying hungry (some of the time) critically important to ↑ ketosis. At 19, skin may ↓. ...Read more
If I lose weight from my face will I lose my dimples? I want to keep my dimples. And is it true that dimples are due to shortened cheek muscles?
Dimples are considered mark of beauty and loveliness. The truth is that dimples are actually genetic defects that are caused by shortened facial muscles.
Dimples are caused by a fault in the subcutaneous connective tissue that develops in course of the embryonic development. A variation in the structure of the facial muscle may also cause dimples. ...Read more
I do light workouts. I swim weekly. Don't drink milk and am a vegetation. Eat my 5 a day of fruits and veg. But still cannot lose weight. Any advice?
Use weights: Try using weights with your workouts. Gaining muscle mass with increase your metabolism and help you lose fat. If this is not helping then cut down on the more sugary fruits. ...Read more
Attitude adjustment: The key is reprogramming your mind, and this comes from making an effort in the real world and taking charge of your thoughts. Hit the gym or join a fitness group. If they see you're trying, the other folks will give you advice, most of which is good (stay away from steroids and fancy supplements; creatinine may be a big help). Eat like an athlete; stay a little bit hungry ; choose sensibly. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more