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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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

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What are different ways to lose weight with out resulting to crash dieting?

Think veggie : Rather than crash diets, it is usually best to think of healthy food like veggies, protein, and grains. Make it a new habit of carrots, cucumbers, and celery with hummus. Learn to love and yearn for cooked peas, beans, an spinach. Simply avoid the greasy pizza, burgers, and chips. Get some good books and educate yourself. ...Read more

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Whats the easiest way to lose weight with minimal exercise and minimal dieting?

Whats the easiest way to lose weight with minimal exercise and minimal dieting?

Unrealistic: There is no magic solution for weight problems. The ONLY way to lose weight is to take in fewer calories than you burn up. If you do minimal dieting and minimal exercise, you will lose minimal weight. ...Read more

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Would it be acceptable to eat chocolate while dieting and exercising and lose weight?

Chocolate: Better to eat dark chocolate.This is high in healthy fats.Eat the dark chocolates that have at least 72% cocoa.Regular chocolates are full of sugar and unhealthy. ...Read more

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Is dieting good? I really want to lose weight and so i want to try dieting for a few weeks.

Is dieting good? I really want to lose weight and so i want to try dieting for a few weeks.

Better: Eat Healthy: Carbs, especially processed so sugars absorbed rapidly, become body fat. Thus best strategy is to eat healthy real foods, hf/lc, not lc/hf as long promoted by medical disease system. (after all health not good for system, e.g. Gastric bypass surgeons treating symptoms of advanced ds.) study: big fat lies, science for smart people, mcgovern's report, dietdoctor, taubes, attia, nusi.Org, lustig, etc. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight I've tried exercising dieting and nothing is working is there any pills out there that can help me lose weight?

I want to lose weight I've tried exercising dieting and nothing is working is there any pills out there that can help me lose weight?

Possibly: The usual reason diet & exercise don't work is that you need some tweaks: altering type and/or amount of exercise, altering type/amount of food. Focus here first! Prescription medications MAY help achieve a 5-10% loss of your body's weight. Usually not prescribed unless BMI >30. Work by suppressing appetite/blocking fat uptake. Review at mayoclinic.org/prescription weight loss drugs. ...Read more

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I live a busy lifestyle and finding it hard to have time to do exercises. I need a dieting suggestion to lose weight. (male, 80kg, 5'11")?

I live a busy lifestyle and finding it hard to have time to do exercises. I need a dieting suggestion to lose weight. (male, 80kg, 5'11")?

Nutritarian diet: 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. It's also best to choose organic foods:http://bit.Ly/19x even occ. Exercise helps too. ...Read more

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I'm overweight. Is it possible to lose weight without dieting?

I'm overweight. Is it possible to lose weight without dieting?

Dieting: You can lose weight by increasing your exercise schedule. You must also carefully check that your food intake is OK. Look up NuVal on-line and you may be surprised by what you can see are good or bad with respect to calorie intake.. ...Read more

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Does a dieting person more accurately lose mass or lose weight?

Does a dieting person more accurately lose mass or lose weight?

See details: If you lose weight, you lose some of your mass of fat. If you exercise and strength train you will gain, not lose, muscle. The more muscle, the more calories you burn with activity. ...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