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What diets do fitness trainers recommend for overweight people?

What diets do fitness trainers recommend for overweight people?

Muscle Support: An eating plan for exercise must support muscle mass and promote fat burning while preventing fatigue. We suggest 0.8-1.2 gms of high quality protein per kg body weight. Eat 3 meals with 2 snacks and 3-5 hours between meals. Limit carbs to complex types and if fatigue is an issue, eat carbs before exercise. For simplicity, eat carb later in day, and not for breakfast. Cla/ l-carnitine help. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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How much exercise is over exercise. I regulary cycle for 50 kms in a stationary bike .

How much exercise is over exercise. I regulary cycle for 50 kms in a stationary bike .

Exercise: How much you exercise depends on your goal. If what you want is good conditioning then 30-60minutes a day of aerobic mixed in with 3 days a week of strength training is good. If you're training for distance biking, running or some other goal, then a training program specific to the goal is needed. If you're exercise beyond what you need for your goal, you could be said to be 'overexercising'. ...Read more

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I'm a female 19 5'5 and weigh 110lbs. To maintain weight with no/little excercise what diet works. Moderate diet, zone diet, low fat/carb diet ? Help!

I'm a female 19 5'5 and weigh 110lbs. To maintain weight with no/little excercise what diet works. Moderate diet, zone diet, low fat/carb diet ? Help!

Diet: Diet is a key in weight control but when you are so close to ideal body weight you need some exercise to maintain metabolic rate and muscle mass. Otherwise your body will simply slow metabolic rate and you will not feel or perform well and may not lose weight. More lean muscle burns more calories and makes it easier to keep weight off. If you don't build muscle you may add fat when gaining. ...Read more

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How much weight could I lose a week eating 1000 calories a day? I'm 5'5 , female, and 240( morbidly obese) I also workout a hour a day at the gym

How much weight could I lose  a week eating 1000 calories a day? I'm 5'5 , female, and 240( morbidly obese)
I also workout a hour a day at the gym

Varies: Amount of weight lost is based upon the calories burned verses the calories taken in per day. For example, if you burn 2500 calories per day and taken in 1000 calories per day you will lose approximately 1500 calories. If you assume 3500 calories to burn each pound of fat, then you will lose about 3 pounds of fat per week. ...Read more

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I'm overweight/almost obese and 4 weeks pregnant. Can I restrict to a 1200 calorie HEALTHY diet and workout (hiking, walking)?

I'm overweight/almost obese and 4 weeks pregnant. Can I restrict to a 1200 calorie HEALTHY diet and workout (hiking, walking)?

Depression, Anxiety: I commend you for your desire to lose weight, walking and hiking. IT is NOT WHAT you eat It is What is Eating You! Let the wise woman within you understand what made you overweight- feelings of sadness hurt, guilt, resentment, frustration, boredom, or loneliness. Desperation to Diet of 1200 Cal/day in perspective of being pregnant. See Psychiatrist for Therapy for self-esteem, coping with weight ...Read more

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Follow healthy diet (1200 cals), exercise 6 hrs a week (weights and cardio) but struggle 2 lose weight (hormones & insulin fine).Could it be femodene?

Follow healthy diet (1200 cals), exercise 6 hrs a week (weights and cardio) but struggle 2 lose weight (hormones & insulin fine).Could it be femodene?

Possible, but: It may be that even 1200 calories is too much for you, depending upon your height. The shorter you are, the fewer calories you require. It takes 3500 calories burned off that you don't eat in order to lose one pound. You could also be calculating your calories incorrectly. Check w/a registered dietitian. ...Read more

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6'3 162 pounds. Trying to gain weight/muscle. Eating more calories, working out, use pre workout, then protein shake after. Skip cardio? Just lift?

6'3 162 pounds. Trying to gain weight/muscle. Eating more calories, working out, use pre workout, then protein shake after. Skip cardio? Just lift?

Abs: Actually you are within a normal wt for your height. Now if your bone structure is small you are within normal weight. Continue to exercise this is good for you and you will build muscle mass. Bake sure you eat heLthy. You are young and your metabolism is good. ...Read more

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What exercise are good for the morbidly obese person?

What exercise are good for the morbidly  obese person?

Any: Any increase in your physical activity is good for you. If your knees, back, etc hurt because of your weight consider low impact exercise like water aroebics or swimming. ...Read more

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How fast can I lose 50 lbs. With moderate exercise and eating a low fat diet?

How fast can I lose 50 lbs. With moderate exercise and eating a low fat diet?

A few months: Safe weight loss is 5-10lbs per month. More than that generally involves fad diets which end up making you lose and then gain again. ...Read more

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Cholesterol is now high so added daily workout, walking, eating mostly vegan. After 2wk, gained weight! can I find balanced lo-chol diet online?

Cholesterol is now high so added daily workout, walking, eating mostly vegan. After 2wk, gained weight! can I find balanced lo-chol diet online?

Yes: Explore the resources on this page from the mayo clinic: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/cholesterol/cl00002 also, check out: http://caloriecount.About.Com/ open a free new account and read some of the many resources that are available to you. ...Read more

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What percentage of obese/overweight people fail to lose weight after dieting?

What percentage of obese/overweight people fail to lose weight after dieting?

Vast majority: With more than 70% of americans overweight or obese the trend is to become heavier if we do nothing. The key is creating permanent changes in eating habits not temporary ones (dieting). Typically people lose weight while "dieting" and gain it back once they stop. Almost any "diet" can be effective but keeping it off requires committment. Exercise is critical to keeping weight off after loss. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat 1000 calorie a day for weight loss regime? I'm 5'5 , female, and morbidly obese ( 240 pounds) I also work out the gym an hour a day

Is it safe to eat 1000 calorie a day for weight loss regime? I'm 5'5 , female, and morbidly obese ( 240 pounds) 
I also work out the gym an hour a day

Depends: With proper supervision by a health care profession it is okay but if you are doing this on your own it is not safe. You want to reduce calories per day through a good diet and exercise regimen. If you can burn more calories per day while on a healthy diet you will lose weight. Goal weight loss no >0.5-1lb/week. Talk to a physician or a nutritionist to help you through this process safely. ...Read more

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Would I lose weight if I am eating maintenance calories but add in cardio exercise?

Would I lose weight if I am eating maintenance calories but add in cardio exercise?

4 basic factors: 1- what do you eat? ( diet) 2- what do you do and how often? ( exercise) 3- who are you? ( mentally ) : i.e.- a photo of yourself looking the best you ever looked pasted to your dressing room mirror. 4- Trick your body into feeling full: 8-10 glasses f water/day, cereals, bran fiber. Just for starters. ...Read more

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How many calories per day to lose weight? Here's my info: 19 114lbs 5'1" moderate activity (3.5mph walks for 2hrs)

How many calories per day to lose weight? Here's my info:
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Keep present wt: Basal metabolic index (bmi) for you is 21.8, and this is within the normal range. You may check the basal energy expenditure (BMR) known as the harris-benedict equation and for your age, ht., wt., with light activity, the basal caloric requirements = 1365 cal. Remember this is only a ballpark figure, and your activity level may vary a lot throughout the day. ...Read more

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Why women out there can't lose weight despite healthy diet and exercise?

Why women out there can't lose weight despite healthy diet and exercise?

Different situations: Weight loss it s not as easy at it seems. If someone is morbid obese it is very difficult to exercise so burning calories it s almost impossible. Also lack of motivation is another reason. Healthy food is more expensive than junk food and requires time for cooking. If you want to loose 6 or 8 pounds this can be achieved with diet exercise and motivation. When you want to loose 50-60 pounds is hard. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more