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How can my husband and I work together to lose weight?

How can my husband and I work together to lose weight?

Keep moving around: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as he doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and go walk around the block instead. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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


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What can I do if my husband wants to lose weight and go on a diet how can I help?

What can I do if my husband wants to lose weight and go on a diet how can I help?

See details: By limiting his carbohydrate intake, controlling his portion size, telling him not to snack between meals and not have high sodium, high calories foods in the house (breads, sweets, ice cream, etc). ...Read more

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How can I help my child to lose some weight?

How can I help my child to lose some weight?

Feed less,exercise!: More physical activity is necessary, and you must make sure you do not serve high caloric meals with lmiited additional servings. That means don't make too much. Sanitize your house from having useless calorie, junk foods. And you need to set a good example. ...Read more

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What things can I do with my husband to help him lose weight?

What things can I do with my husband to help him lose weight?

Buy low calorie food: Eating fewer calories is vital in a weight loss diet. Drinks with no calories, such as water or plain green tea, can fill one up and decrease appetite. Eating carrots, celery, or iceberg lettuce (without any dressing or dips) is nutritious and also has very few calories. Avoid fats because fats have a lot more calories than protein or carbs. Whole grains are better than sugars & simple starches. ...Read more

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How can I motivate my husband to lose weight?

How can I motivate my husband to lose weight?

Enlist help: Find a doctor who can help you by talking to him very seriously about his weight. You may also consider a dietitian, personal trainer, or even a trusted friend to talk to him also. Sometime it is difficult for a spouse to be the motivator. It may seem like nagging instead of caring/love. The most important thing is to not give up. If one tack doesn't work, take another. Good luck with it. ...Read more

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How can I help my mother gain weight and muscle?

How can I help my mother gain weight and muscle?

Gaining weight: Please give a little more detail about your mother and why she needs to gain weight. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could i lose and maintain my weight in college?

Can you tell me how could i lose and maintain my weight in college?

Healthy lifestyle: Make healthy food decisions, and exercise every day. Watch the size of your portions. If you are buying your own groceries, eat a healthy breakfast and concentrate on eating low fat dairy like low fat milk and greek yogurt, eat sandwiches with whole grain bread, lean meats, less cheese, fruits and vegetables. No sugary beverages. Read NIH guide to healthy eating. http://tinyurl.com/qf7faaz ...Read more

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If i want to grow taller should I maintain my weight and be skinnier? And how can I increase my metabolism?

If i want to grow taller should I maintain my weight and be skinnier? And how can I increase my metabolism?

Stop trying: Just eat right and exercise and stay healthy. Your genetics are predetermined and there is nothing you can do to increase your metabolism or exceed your genetic potential. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight so bad not it's not working with clothes on and shoes how can I loose weight can I get appetite depressant from doctors.

I want to lose weight so bad not it's not working with clothes on and shoes how can I loose weight can I get appetite depressant from doctors.

Currently: health tap does not allow prescription of appetite suppresant on the prime or concierge service. depending on the state you reside a Google search for weight loss doctor will give you a doctor that will assist you in losing weight ...Read more

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How can I help my hubby lose weight?

How can I help my hubby lose weight?

Love him: You're already smart enough to know that criticism merely hurts relationships and accomplishes nothing. Start pursuing aerobic fitness yourself and if he shows any interest in joining you, lavish praise on him. A man who exercises starts cutting calories without help. If you cook for him / make food choices, cook "lean" for both of you. Praise any weight loss lavishly. He's lucky to have you. ...Read more

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What can I do to lose weight quickly and safely?

What can I do to lose weight quickly and safely?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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I am a teenager what can I do to loose weight exercises and diets and how can I stick to this?

I am a teenager what can I do to loose weight exercises and diets and how can I stick to this?

No fad diets.: The key to successful weight loss and maintenance is to do it gradually and eat regular foods. Start a regular exercise program, either individually or at a gym or do a sport. Then you can meet with a nutritionist if possible or use a weight loss app to track what you are currently eating and what you need to change to lose the amount you want over a few months time. Ask your doctor for help. ...Read more

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What can I do to lose weight and flatten my stomach?

What can I do to lose weight and flatten my stomach?

Paleo Diet. : Exercise doesn't really help with weight loss. Look into a low-glycemic diet, or paleo diet. ...Read more

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How can I change my cooking to help me lose weight?

How can I change my cooking to help me lose weight?

First calorie count: add the amounts of all the ingredients. Vegetables are about zero. Fat is quite high per volume. Second, portion size. We habitually eat the total amt on plate. Third habits/cues. Fat people don't eat due to hunger but due to other features. Find which are relevant, avoid/substitute/change http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ details this. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight? What should be my balanced diet? How many caliries i need to intake and how nuch i need to burn everyday? My weight is 90 kgs.

Stop Bad Food/Drinks: U need about 2200 cal/day to maintain, if u cut down by 500 cal/day, u lose 1 lb/week (1 lb= 3500 cal), if u cut by 1000 cal= 2 lb/wk best way is to identify causes of your wt gain in first place, here is list of top 5 causes: sugary drinks fast food fried foods skipping meals, bad snacks large portions these are in order of most important, cut out 2 of these & wt loss is easy! ...Read more

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What can I do to gain weight with my high metabolism?

What can I do to gain weight with my high metabolism?

Eat and exercise.: You need to focus your exercise regimen more on weight training than aerobics. As well, make sure you eats lots of food, and focus on complex carbohydrates and lean protein sources. We don't focus on slowing down a fast metabolism; we work with it. ...Read more

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How can I boost my metabolism to lose weight? And I have thyroid problems

How can I boost my metabolism to lose weight? And I have thyroid problems

Exercise: Metabolism can be helped by increasing exercise, irrespective of your thyroid status. A combination of aerobic and strength training works best. Aim to do exercise every single day, rain or shine, at an intensity that makes you sweat and feel a bit breathless. Cutting back on calories (and carbs) will also help. I know its difficult to lose weight, so do it a day at a time. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I lose weight and still keep my butt?

How can I lose weight and still keep my butt?

Butt exercises: If you build up the gluteus maximus muscle with strength training exercises, you can lose some ofthe fat and replace it with muscle as you lose weight? ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can have a balanced diet and how to maintain my body shape?

Can i tell me how i can have a balanced diet and how to maintain my body shape?

Ecto/Meso/Endomorphs: Tall slender body types, ectomorphs, require warm soothing foods, i.e. popular comfort food category. In-between types are predominantly one body type or another. These individuals, mesomorphs, should pay attention to seasonal shifts and avoid over eating. Short, stocky body types, endomorphs, should avoid comfort foods, favor spicy varieties. Mindfulness and moderation required at all meals. ...Read more

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How can I get my friend to lose weight?

How can I get my friend to lose weight?

Difficult: It is difficult to convince someone to do something if they are not interested (also like quitting smoking or drinking). Lead by example and maintain your own healthy habits and hope they follow suit. ...Read more

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