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How Does The Atkins Diet Help You Lose 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
Not really: The atkins diet tends to concentrate on proteins and fats. This can cause a person to be ketotic and build up of protein with overwhelming of the kidneys. It is my understanding that the extra water you drink will help the kidneys to filter the blood stream and keep you from damaging your kidneys, but i don't think the physical water contributes to the weight loss. Ask a nutritionist for more inf. ...Read more
Unhealthy loss: Fasting is an unhealthy and unsustainable method of weight loss which is not recommended. Any weight that is lost is from water and/or muscle mass loss, and the weight will be gained back as soon as the fast is ended. Moreover fasting can lead to serious complications such as dehydration, kidney failure and other dangerous complications. See your physician to discuss healthy ways to lose weight. ...Read more
Not necessarily: You need to restrict caloric intake and exercise to burn more calories to lose weight. Low carbohydrate diet is marginally better, but you can gain weight on a low carbohydrate diet if you eat fats and proteins in an amount that more than makes up for the carbohydrate deficit. ...Read more
First...: You should be high wiasted and carry weight on the middle for optimal results. Initially keep carb intake below 40g per day. You should become ketogenic. You will notice once weight loss occurs, your lipids will improve almost immediately! it is not a diet: it is a lifestyle! it prevents metabolic syndrome or corrects it, if strictly adhered to. ...Read more
Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me how much weight will i lose switching to a vegetarian diet and consuming 300-600 cals?
Depends : I'm not sure if you mean you will only be taking 300-600 cal of vegetarian food for the day which is too low of a caloric intake and not recommended on any diet. The minimum caloric requirement on a very low calorie diet is about 800 cal, mostly from proteins and fat. That will result in at least 2 to 3 pounds of fat loss a week in a ketogenic state. ...Read more
Difficult: Low-carb diet is likely to promote weight loss, at least at first, but risky. Weight loss may or may not continue long term, depending on your commitment to following the eating plan. If you abandon the low-carb diet and return to your former eating habits, you may regain any lost weight. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Weight Loss Rules: There is not a quickest way to weight loss that does not include exercise. This bizarre question is a very common one. I cannot understand why so many humans think there is some fad or magic to weight loss. There is no magic. The only true weight loss that is able to be maintained means a full life change. One must limit the calories, eat more protein calories than anything else and exercise! ...Read more
Eat healthy: One ofthe keys to losing weight and keeping it off is to do it in a thoughtful and meaningful way. This includes having the right perspective on food, exercise, sleep, and stress. For food, eat mostly a plant based diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, seeds, and whole graims and for protein eat wild fish like salmon every other day. Avoid processed foods. Exercise up to 45 minutes. ...Read more
It depends : A lot of weight loss depends on your weight age and gender as well as the type of diet you're following. On the south beach diet which is a hypoglycemic ketogenic diet for most part the typical weight loss is about 2 to 3 pounds a week. However if you are heavy, and exercising while dieting i've seen as much as 5 to 10 pounds a week for the first few weeks as you lose weight the weight-loss slows down. ...Read more
Depends on Calories: A liquid vs solid diet should not really matter as weight loss is a change in calories in (diet) vs calories out (activity) from your current behaviors. Liquids may contain less calories than solid food intake and thus help but make sure you are receiving good nutrition. A free website like loseit.Com can help you calculate and track your calories and activity to safely lose weight. Best wishes. ...Read more
Eat less: Eat less, move more you dont have to exercise to move more- you can park further away at the supermarket. Eating less is important if you want to lose weight. Find out how many calories you need and eat 200 less a day, find ways to decrease fat in your diet. Also try to avoid sugar drinks ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I bought grapefruit diet pills and read that you can use them to lose weight. How much weight will i lose and how fast?
Unclear: No evidence that these type of pills improve weight loss. ...Read more
Diet and exercise: The goal is to burn more calories than you consume. Watch your diet-eliminate junk food and don't over eat. Consider liquids as well-soda, alcohol, etc contains a lot of calories. Exercise multiple times a week. If you find an activity you really enjoy you'll be more likely to engage in that activity. Avoid fad diets that could prevent you from getting adequate nutrition. Make healthy choices! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Count calories: Unfortunately, the only way to reliably lose weight is to count calories and eat less than about 1200 per day (for a female). This target can be changed on based on your weight loss success. If you lose more than 4lb per week then it can be increased to 1400, if less than 2lb per week then reduced to 1000. Myfitnesspal or lose it.Com are good resources. Some people do well on low carb diets also. ...Read more
No specific diet.: Fast is not best. 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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