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How Can I Stop From Grazing On Unhealthy Foods So I Can Start Losing 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
My 3.5year old is small-30 lbs& has been picky w/ food, not eating 3 meals, only wants snacks or junk. What can I do to stop her f/ losing weight?
Picky eater: Are there other picky eaters in the household? Children learn patterns from those around them: if older children or parents won't eat a particular food, little ones probably won't, either. Do not give in to letting the child eat snack food. Set good examples by eating healthful foods—fruits, veggies, lean protein; your child will earn to like them, too. Otherwise, see pediatrician for evaluation. ...Read more
Ideal fitness: Combinations of aerobic conditioning and strength training, preceded by warm-up and stretching and concluded by cooldown periods are ideal. Don't exercise every day. Allow time for muscle recovery. Keep it fun, never a chore or a burden. Enjoy it. Find an exercise program that you like. Stay with it. Make it part of your weekly routine. Combine it with good dietary habits. ...Read more
Any food you like: You may eat any food of you liking as long as total caloric intake is less than your daily requirement. See a nutritionist to find out your daily caloric need. ...Read more
See below: You're probably not consuming enough calories.Get a more detailed answer ›
Non nutritious foods: Unless you have outstanding willpower, your only option is to throw away all the non nutritious foods and refrain from purchasing any additional non nutritious foods. ...Read more
I do basic exercise 2-3 times a week i'm quite young, i don't eat much bad food but i'm having problems losing weight. How should I approach it.
ManyCauses let'stalk: Weight issues can be multifactorial: Dietary / Food Allergies Hormonal Imbalances Neurotransmitter Imbalances Lifestyle / Behavioral issues Mental / Emotional concerns Insulin Resistance Other Metabolic / Chemical Imbalances The great majority of these entities needs to be evaluated in order to uncover any hidden obstacles to weight management (particularly weight loss). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibilities: There are multiple possibilities here. For a 16 year old girl, the main one would be eating less calories than you're expending through exercise, etc. Hyperthyroidism is another possibility, and difficulty absorbing nutrients would be another. These are not the only ones. Depending on the extent of weight loss, your best option would be to see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more
No.: Just keep losing weight; in most cases the tightening will take care of itself, though it may take some time. The important thing is getting rid of your excess weight, and bravo for doing that! if loose skin turns out to be an issue, you can worry about that later. Loose skin won't affect your health, but fat certainly will! ...Read more
Diet: Calories in less than calories out = weight loss! ...Read more
See below: If one quarter of a 8 to 10 inch plate is protein such as 3 ounces of lean meat, chicken or fish, and 1/4 is a serving of complex carb such as a 1/2 cup of rice or pasta, and 1/2 of your plate is fresh vegetables ( steam not fried) you should lose weight if you do this for lunch and dinner. You can have a fresh fruit ( one serving) twice a day as a snack and eat a healthy 300-400 calorie breakfas. ...Read more
Caloriie restrict: Weight loss is simple but difficult, every pound of fat is roughly equal to 3, 500 calories. To loose a pound of fat you need to use up or burn 3500 calories more than you take in. For a reasonable weight loss of 1 pound/week than it amounts to about 500 calories /day. If you can combine exercise ( including walking with enough calorie restriction you loose weight. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with dysmetabolic syndrome x and am still having problems losing weight - what kind of diet/food is best? Help!
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