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Doctor insights on: How I Stop Dieting And Started Eating To Lose Weight

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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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Is it possible to lose weight by dieting/ healthy eating and no exericse?

Is it possible to lose weight by dieting/ healthy eating and no exericse?

Yes: The concept remains calories burned must exceed calories consummed. However, for best results - healthy food choices should be combined with physical activity. ...Read more

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Can i lose weight without dieting?

Can i lose weight without dieting?

Yes: Requires a substantial increase in physical activity. Balance calories ingested and calories burned. ...Read more

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How can dieting help to lose weight?

How can dieting help to lose weight?

Dieting = less cal: Dieting means that you are choosing to eat fewer calories than you burn. Our practice finds that the average 200 pound person burns about 2000 cal per day. So, if they eat only 1200 cal per day, then they are breaking down fat from their body. (3500 cal = 1 lb). So, an 800 cal defecit daily should allow for a one pound weight loss in 4 days. About 7 pounds per month. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight if dieting isnt working?

How can I lose weight if dieting isnt working?

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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Is dieting really a healthy way to lose weight?

Is dieting really a healthy way to lose weight?

Healthy nutrition: Healthy nutrition with limited calories is one part of weight loss. 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 exercise regularly. ...Read more

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Could i lose weight by exercising, and not dieting?

Yes: If you maintain the same diet, the performance of regular exercise will help you burn off calories and ultimately lose weight usually a combination of exercise and diet modification is the best way to lose weight. ...Read more

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What are things i can do to lose weight fast but without dieting?

Fast isn't best.: Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises.To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at lest 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day.. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. ...Read more

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What's your biggest obstacle when dieting and trying to lose weight?

What's your biggest obstacle when dieting and trying to lose weight?

Lasting weight loss: In order to lose weight and keep it off, you need to make a commitment to a permanent lifestyle change. Most importantly you need to commit to a more active lifestyle. No diet is permanent. Eat 75-85% of your daily calorie needs (and count them). www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/ try to lose at a healthy pace of 1-2lbs per week and most importantly keep that exercise level up. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

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