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What s the best diet for weight loss longterm?

What s the best diet for weight loss longterm?

Lifestyle: Study after study shows that short-term diets are not effective in maintaining weight loss. What you need is lifestyle changes and eat in a healthy way from now on. Fewer carbohydrates and fats along with increased reliance on vegetables will be very helpful. Activity is also important so a regular exercise program is recommended. Make healthy lifestyle changes and avoid the yo-yo dieting. ...Read more

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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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Suggested diets for weight loss?

Suggested diets for weight loss?

Your best bet: Is to focus on a food plan that you can consistently stick with. While it's important to have a diet rich in micronutrient rich foods like naturally colorful veggies and fruits that are calorically "light". The other important aspect about any "diet" is to make sure, first, you have a strong understanding of appropriate portions and caloric intake. Moderation will always be key. ...Read more

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Suggest me diet for weight loss ?

Suggest me diet for weight loss ?

Agree w Dr. Baker: There are many helpful weight loss programs available. For sustainable weight loss - life style change is essential. 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. ...Read more

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Want quick weight loss what diet to use?

Want quick weight loss what diet to use?

Diet: There is no quick fix. Any weight you might lose rapidly will rebound. Dieting takes discipline and exercise and wont work overnight, . ...Read more

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Is there an ultimate diet for weight loss?

Is there an ultimate diet for weight loss?

Just be sensible.: The real key to weight loss is to just watch the size of your portions at meals, eat healthy, and exercise regularly. There's no radical diet or exercise plan or pill that will magically give you meaningful and sustained weight loss. The ol' fashioned way is still be best way to lose weight for the long term. ...Read more

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Are diet drinks really bad for weight loss?

Are diet drinks really bad for weight loss?

Yes they are: Women who drink 12 oz. Diet soda have a 33% increased risk of type 2 diabetes & those who dink 20 oz. Have 66% increased risk! they cause increased Insulin release, slow metabolism & cause cravings for carbs. Studies show diet sodas are even more unhealthy than sodas with sugar, which are also really unhealthy. Avoid both! http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/dr-mark-hyman/diet-soda-health_b_2698494.Html. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for weight loss in men ?

What is the best diet for weight loss in men ?

Varies: Men can lose weight easier than women due to the increased muscle mass but if not done carefully, men often lose muscle mass resulting in more body fat. Eat 500cal less per day, exercise 150min/week with weight training at least 2x/week, eat protein rich and good carbs, avoid the alcohol since you lose muscle mass and drink water. ...Read more

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Is cabbage soup diet good for quick weight loss?

Is cabbage soup diet good for quick weight loss?

Good news ; bad news: Good news is that cabbage soup is good for you. Bad news, its not good for wt loss that is long term.Only types of wt loss that will be long term are those types that don't burn muscle.Quick usually means reduced calories.A reduced calorie prog that doesn't burn muscle has to equal a food that's nutrient dense.Cabbage is good but not that good.Meal replac shakes are hi in nutrients and lo in cal's. ...Read more

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What should I eliminate from diet for weight loss?

What should I eliminate from diet for weight loss?

No quick fix: The best program for weight loss focuses on education and provides ongoing support. Go to www.Drnewton.Tsfl.Com and spend some time looking a the take shape for life program. You can send me an email from there if you are interested in learning more about the program. I can coach you through the program. ...Read more

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Please describe a good diet to maximize weight loss?

Please describe a good diet to maximize weight loss?

Diet and exercise: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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


Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more