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I'm trying to lose weight and also gain muscle. What is best for muscle gains and weight loss?

I'm trying to lose weight and also gain muscle. What is best for muscle gains and weight loss?

Weight loss: Exercise and diet is the best way to both gain muscle and loose weight. If you attack this properly you will be much improved over time. It will take some time but you will jump for joy when your friends tell you how much you have changed. Go for it! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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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Do hormone supplements work for weight loss and muscle gain?

Do hormone supplements work for weight loss and muscle gain?

NO: Stay away from the quacks who to sell HCG shots or thyroid preparations - they will only make you sick. Although testosterone and growth hormone may increase muscles they do not help endurance in normal males. Talk to a real endocrinologist. If someone is pushing these products to someone who is not deficient in testosterone, growth hormone or thyroid report them to the medical board. See another. ...Read more

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What should I eat to gain muscle mass and gain weight and lose fat?

What should I eat to gain muscle mass and gain weight and lose fat?

Exercise & protein: Any vigorous exercise will do; weight training may be more effecive. To lose fat, you will need to reduce your caloric intake while maintaining protein intake of about one gram o rmore/kg of body weight. ...Read more

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Best weight loss shakes/protien shakes to lose weight with exercise and healthy eating?

Best weight loss shakes/protien shakes to lose weight with exercise and healthy eating?

There is no best: Weight loss shake as ideally you'd stick to natural unprocessed foods as best as you can. Remember that motility wise, liquids pass through the stomach more quickly than solids and may be less appetite suppressing. Remember in regards to "diet", the best one is the one that you can stick too and control your caloric intake. ...Read more

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What are protein powder for muscle gain or weight loss?

What are protein powder for muscle gain or weight loss?

Both junk: Obviously you can't have it both ways. The protein is broken down in your stomach and metabolized for calories. It's a waste of money and won't help with either weight gain or loss. Save your money and spend it on quality nutrition and exercise -- they actually work for both gain or loss if done properly. Get your protein from your diet. ...Read more

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How to lose weight and gain more muscle?

How to lose weight and gain more muscle?

No quick results!: 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

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Is anti-oxident causes weight gain or weight loss?

Weight loss: The role of antioxidants play in weight loss is that they provide the body with the nutritional support it needs to keep it strong and energized during the fat burning process. ...Read more

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How can energy balance effect weight loss or weight gain.?

How can  energy balance effect weight loss or weight gain.?

BMR: BMR is the rate your body burns calories to maintain self. To loose weight, you have to stay under this number. You calculate your daily caloric intake and once you go beyond your bmr, energy is stored. If you exercise you expend calories. So if you walk an hour a day at brisk pace, you may burn 300 calories. This would help you loose weight by staying under your bmr. I hope this helped! ...Read more

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Which weight loss and muscle building supplements work best?

Which weight loss and muscle building supplements work best?

Eat naturally: Supplements are more of gimmicks. You can get good nutrious elements from our diet provided they are healthful. Reduce your fat intake by cutting on full fat dairy and red meats. You can get good amounts of proteins from eggs, soy products(like toffu), fish, low fat milk and nonfat yogurt. Eat ample amounts of nuts and seeds as a source of proteins and good fats. ...Read more

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How to lose weight and gain muscular body fast and without dieting?

How to lose weight and gain muscular body fast and without dieting?

Depends: Depends upon you unique genetics. But, in general, get enough lean whey protein to support your weight (resistance) training, decrease sugar and refined carbs. To get the quickest results maybe you should start out with a personal trainer. ...Read more

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What is the best whey protein for weight loss and muscle gain?

What is the best whey protein for weight loss and  muscle  gain?

Grass fed, low temp.: I advise whey protein from grass-fed cows not given hormones or antibiotics and processed at low temperature to preserve immunoglobulins and other beneficial components. One brand that meets this criteria is whey cool by designs for health. I can't say for sure it is "the best" but it is the best one i know. A good article on whey: http://www.Montereybaynaturopathy.Com/npg/mbn115-8-whey-cool.Html. ...Read more

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Which the best supplement to burn fat, lose weight and gain muscle fast?

Which the best supplement to burn fat, lose weight and gain muscle fast?

Agree w Dr.Krauser: You will need to really focus on weight training to do this. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities:. ...Read more

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Which diet and foods are good for losing weight and building muscle?

Which diet and foods are good for losing weight and building muscle?

Protein , veggies: Lean protein--chicken, fish, lean beef, and lots of green veggies --that 's the best way to lose weight and build muscle. Drink lots of water. ...Read more

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Which protein supplements to gain muscle, weight and strength.?

You need to be on-: -vigous exercise program that includes weight lifting or machines, you need 50gms of protein for maintenance,if you do heavy workouts,you may need a protein supplement,or get more protein in a meal after your workout. You will burn fat in exchange you will gain muscle mass that is heavier than fat. Also you will feel better and look more fit. Sorry only guy pictures. ...Read more

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Good diet for weight loss and more energy?

Good diet for weight loss and more energy?

The best exercises: and related equipment are the ones we are most likely t use. My personal choice is a treadmill because you can adjust the speed, listen to ipod, etc.easily while exercising. Peace and good health. Power walking is a good alternative. Less carbs and more protein. See doc first. ...Read more

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Will eating healthy and exercising cause weight loss?

Will eating healthy and exercising cause weight loss?

Most likely: As long as you are eating an appropriate amount for your desire weight then it should promote weight loss. One can eat healthy foods in excess and still not lose weight. Eating healthy foods in moderation along with moderate exercise is the best solution to long term health. ...Read more

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How to lose weight instead of gain muscle?

How to lose weight instead of gain muscle?

Caloric restriction: Caloric restriction without exercising will cause weight loss without muscle gain. For it to be effective you will need to reduce your intake by about 30% or more. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a diet for fat loss and muscle gain?

Can you recommend a diet for fat loss and muscle gain?

Yes: To lose fat, eat less calories than you need. To preserve muscle, be physically active and try to use all muscle groups, large and small. Being active most days of the week, is important to maintain muscle mass, while losing fat. You can be active even 5 minutes a hour, while sitting at a desk job, It can add up at the end of the day to 30 to 40 min of activity. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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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


Muscle (Definition)

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