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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
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
Weight loss.: weight is lost when calories in are less than calories out. There is no magic pill or formula. You have to either eat less or expend more or a combination of both. A good exercise program and a diet high in protein and low in carbs seems to be the best choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat less ; exercise: The key to losing weight is not a temporary diet but permanent changes. Sugars ; simple carbs from grains esp. Cause weight gain. It's also wise to avoid fried foods. I like dr. Furhman's diet: http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht dr. Weil has useful info: http://huff.To/19ygs8y- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Exercise is also important! it's also best to choose organic foods:http://bit.Ly/19xax7e. ...Read more
Losing weight: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Must lower calories!: Helpful weight loss diets include natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (without salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits contain natural sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, regardless of where it comes from. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stop Eating......: This may sound smart alec, but it is accurate; ever seen people not fed who end up overweight, e.g. Concentration camps or starving? 2 rx agents on us market with track record of excellent safety & wt loss are victoza (liraglutide) & symlin, fda approved for diabetes tx (not wt loss per se). Stay away from otc products. Best cut carbs & quantity, study nusi.Org, robert lusting’s sugar: the bitter truth, etc.... ...Read more
Both CV & endurance : One need to focus on losing fat not just weight. You need to do daily cardiovascular and about 2 times per week of strength training. One need to increase lean body mass and lose fat. If you can do that you will lose percent body fat. You may not have net total weight gain but you will definitely wear less size clothing when you lower percentage of body fat. ...Read more
Go slowly: Best to do this with your doctor's guidance. Eat 1/2 as much of everything and if you are hungry eat carrots, celery or lettuce. Drink plenty of water and start a gradual exercise program--as riding a stationary bike or walking a few blocks and add to the distance over a period of time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Losing weight fast : is often not sustainable. Losing without exercise robs you of the health benefits of physical activity. Rate at a slow loss is usually better for a long-term lifestyle change. If you are physically unable to exercise - you must insure that you burn fewer calories than you ingest. ...Read more
Not advised: Loosing weight very quickly can be done but is not advised because of several reasons: Methods to achieve rapid weight loss(diet pills, severe diets, etc) are not sustainable. Inevitably such methods result in RAPID weight gain as soon as they are stopped. The faster you loose, the faster you will regain. A 1-2 pound weight loss per week is max recommended. Equals 50-100 pounds in a year! ...Read more
Starvation: A general rule of thumb is to loose about 1 to 1.5 pounds per week, more rapid weight loss will most likely rebound and you will gain the weight back. ...Read more
Exercise: The quick answer is burning more calories than you consume regularly. The long answer is sometimes it also involves your metabolism and requires specific diet and exercise protocols with physician help. I would suggest seeing a sports medicine physician with interest in exercise physiology and nutrition. ...Read more
Eat less: Than you burn off. It takes burning off 3500 calories that you don't eat to lose a pound. Try eating 250 calories less/day than you burn off with exercise. You'll lose 1/2 pound per week and 25 pounds per year without starving yourself. Fasting and/or starvation don't help long term weight loss. Learn to eat properly and exercise for the rest of your life. ...Read more
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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