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How can I lose weight fast and healthy, like 5 lb a week?

How can I lose weight fast and healthy, like 5 lb a week?

Not a good idea: One pound = 3000 calories, average daily calorie intake at 17= 2000+/-.Even on an unhealthy crash diet of 400 cal/day you would not be able to loose 5 lb a week. It would be better to meet with a dietitian.Plan a diet that would help you lose weight in a healthy way, up to one pound a week, and learn skills that would help you keep it off. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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How can I lose weight fast (couple of months weeks maybe)?

How can I lose weight fast (couple of months weeks maybe)?

Usually don't: recommend a rate of > 2 lbs/ week. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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What's a fast way to lose weight? Is it possible to healthily shed several kgs in a timeframe of two weeks?

What's a fast way to lose weight? Is it possible to healthily shed several kgs in a timeframe of two weeks?

Weight loss: There is no safe fast way, the best way is to follow a good and well balanced diet and exercise, 1 pound of fat is equal to 3500 cal, to lose 1 pound a wk you need to cut back 500cal a day, add exercise to that and you might lose more than 1 pound a wk. ...Read more

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If I want to lose weight do you recommend cheat days? (A day of the week/month where you eat whatever junk or fast food you want)

If I want to lose weight do you recommend cheat days? (A day of the week/month where you eat whatever junk or fast food you want)

No: all you will do is defeat the hard work you have done the rest of the week/month. It's total calories that you don't eat but do burn off that leads to weight loss. It's 3500 calories to the pound. You can't learn how to eat properly for the rest of your life if you start off with cheating. ...Read more

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I'm really trying to lose weight. I've been dieting good for about a week. Would running help slim down, fast?

I'm really trying to lose weight. I've been dieting good for about a week. Would running help slim down, fast?

Lifestyle: Hi. Healthy lifestyle should be life-long (ergo, the "life" in lifestyle). One week of eating right does't make up for a lifetime of unhealthy average American diet. Eat a healthy diet for life, and exercise regularly for life. Running is great for you, but data are mixed on effects on weight loss. But still, if you're just starting a healthy lifestyle, over time you probably will lose weight. ...Read more

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What happens if I workout 3 times a week and drink lipton green tea after each workout session will I lose weight fast?

What happens if I workout 3 times a week and drink lipton green tea after each workout session will I lose weight fast?

Diet and excercise: You lose weight by burning more calories than you consume. I wouldn't expect the green tea to make much difference. ...Read more

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How do you lose weight fast?

How do you lose weight fast?

Eat fewer calories: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories! ...Read more