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How is an exercise regimen good for weight loss?

How is an exercise regimen good for weight loss?

Fun & burns calories: One should choose an exercise he or she really enjoys. Any form of exercise burns calories, so if one does not eat or drink more calories than he is using during his exercise, then his body will burn up fat as fuel. However, if a person drinks a large orange juice (about 300 calories) while exercising, and exercises away only 200 calories, he will still get fatter even though he is exercising. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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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What is a good diet and exercise program for a person to gain weight?

What is a good diet and exercise program for a person to gain weight?

Resistance !: Avoid extreme cardio, but do some. Weight training is necessary to add muscle quickly. Remember, you want muscle, not fat. Get high amounts of protein inside you: 1gram per lb of weight. Avoid useless carbs. ...Read more

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How important is aerobic exercise for weight loss and health?

How important is aerobic exercise for weight loss and health?

Very: Weight loss should be from a combination of aerobic conditioning, resistance training and improved nutrition. Changing eating, or eating less can result in wieght loss but you are more likely tokeep the wieght off if youadd exercise to your regimen. ...Read more

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What is the best exercise for optimum weight loss? Cardio?

What is the best exercise for optimum weight loss? Cardio?

Mix it Up!!: 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. Consider running, > ...Read more

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What is more important for weight loss: diet or exercise?

What is more important for weight loss: diet or exercise?

Diet: Calories in are an important part of weight loss. That is not to minimize the importance of exercise and activity, however, if you eat one slice of cheesecake at a restaurant (600-800 calories) you would have to walk for 2 hours to burn those additional calories. Many are not aware of the caloric value and fat content of their diet. Ultimately both should be incorporated. ...Read more

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Is hCG a good diet to use for weight loss?

Is hCG a good diet to use for weight loss?

Don' t know: I have heard from a few patients, it is effective, but do not have any long term data on whether the weight loss is sustained. ...Read more

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What is a good weight loss program?

What is a good weight loss program?

Permanent change: Weight loss cannot be achieved in the long run without long term adjustments. Programs that make it all about 1 single thing (low fat) are usually not multidimensional approaches. A permanent lifestyle change is far more valuable in the long run (not being sedentary, changing how you eat, when and what you eat, etc). A good weight loss program is by definition personalized to you . ...Read more

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What is a good weight loss program?

What is a good weight loss program?

Diet and exercise: The best way to lose weight is eating a healthy, low-glycemic index (lean protein sources and colorful/green vegetables, avoiding starches and beverages with calories) diet and increasing your physical activity until you can exercise for 30 minutes a day. If you do this and maintain this change you should see steady weight loss. ...Read more

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Which is better for weight loss, dieting or exercise?

Which is better for weight loss, dieting or exercise?

Diet AND exercise: They complement each other so you will achieve more robust and better result if you do both. More importantly, you will need both to maintain your progress. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for hypothyroidism and weight gain?

What is a good treatment for hypothyroidism and weight gain?

Weight Gain : Hypothyroidism can cause weight gain by slowing the basal metabolic rate. Identifying hypothyroidism early and treating appropriately should avoid any significant effects. Once treated, individuals with hypothyroidism should not gain weight beyond what anyone else would expect. Do not expect dramatic weight loss when the thyroid is corrected, that will still require calorie reduction. ...Read more

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What is a good diet program to lose weight?

What is a good diet program to lose weight?

Diet and exercise: Limit the volume of food you take in, and eat more protein with less fat and less carbohydrate(sugar) in addition walk 5 miles a day. ...Read more

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Which weight loss program is good for diabetics?

Which weight loss program is good for diabetics?

Healthy diets: Any diets that promote healthy eating, gradual weight loss (regimen that you can maintain for life instead of just the short period of time while you are on the diet), and include some form of exercise are "good for diebetics.". ...Read more

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Which is better for weight loss? Cardio or weight training?

Which is better for weight loss? Cardio or weight training?

Trick question.: They're both important. Cardiovascular exercise burns calories and weight training builds metabolically active muscle. ...Read more

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How important is maintaining a good weight through a weight loss program?

How important is maintaining a good weight through a weight loss program?

Helps protect muscle: Will alter body composition - good weight balance helps preserve essential muscle mass - if done without proper supervision can mean damage to heart and gut, and loss of muscle with altered body composition. People will have aged look and emaciated body. ...Read more

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Is phentermine a good option for weight loss?

Is phentermine a good option for weight loss?

Phentermine (Adipex-P, Suprenza) is an amphetamine-like prescription medication used to suppress appetite: It can help weight loss by decreasing your hunger or making you feel full longer. Phentermine is also available in a combination medication for weight loss (Qsymia). Like other prescription weight-loss drugs, phentermine is intended to be used as part of an overall weight-loss plan. It is indicated for people who are obese, and who have failed to lose enough weight with diet and exercise alone — not for people who want to lose just a few pounds Phentermine is a Schedule IV drug, a classification given to drugs that have a potential for abuse, although the actual potential appears to be low. Although phentermine is one of the most commonly prescribed weight-loss medications, it has some potentially serious drawbacks. Common side effects include: Increased blood pressure, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Sleeplessness, Nervousness, Constipation. Phentermine isn't a good option if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, an overactive thyroid gland or glaucoma. It also isn't for women who are pregnant, may become pregnant or are breast-feeding. ...Read more

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Is the medfast weight loss program a healthy approach to dieting?

Is the medfast weight loss program a healthy approach to dieting?

Another program: Weight loss program works provided it fits your personality and medical issues. All weight loss program works to a certain extent but the ongoing lifestyle management and stress management is upto you. ...Read more

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Tenuate is a good medicine for losing weight?

Tenuate is a good medicine for losing weight?

Amphetamine: tenuate has some chemical and pharmacologic similarities to the amphetamines and stimulant drugs. Its associated with an increased risk of developing pulmonary hypertension, a rare, but often fatal disorder. The magnitude of increased weight loss of drug-treated patients over placebo-treated patients averages some fraction of a pound a week. However, individual weight loss may vary substantially ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more