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Doctor insights on: How Long Should You Ride The Elliptical To Lose Weight

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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 effective to lose weight via elliptical trainer?

Is it effective to lose weight via elliptical trainer?

Yes with good diet: From an exercise perspective an elliptical trainer is an excellent opportunity for burning calories and enhancing cardiovascular fitness. Optimal weight loss will benefit from a diet that focuses on eating a health variety of lean protein, healthy fats, fresh fruits and vegetables, and restricting processed carbohydrates, refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup, . ...Read more

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If I consume 1000 calories a day and burn 1300 calories on the elliptical 4/7 days a week, will I lose weight?

To Lose Weight: I understand your desire to lose weight. Do not put pressure on yourself to lose weight fast Accept yourself and your appearance at this time Do not put pressure on yourself to impress others Do not decrease caloric intake below 1300/day, you will be burning your reserves Use Pilates,Yoga See your Physician for Weight loss Plan See a Nutritionist for Balanced Diet See a Therapist for stress ...Read more

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If I lose more calories than what I eat each day, will I lose weight? I eat around 200 calories a day and burn 600 on the elliptical.

If I lose more calories than what I eat each day, will I lose weight? I eat around 200 calories a day and burn 600 on the elliptical.

To Lose Weight: I understand your desire to lose weight Your statement of eating around 200 calories a day does not seem correct. It is well below requirement for your growth. Accept yourself as you are at this time, Respect yourself as you are at this time and set the goal of improving your self-acceptance and self-respect. See a Psychiatrist for self-esteem, coping with stressors, balanced diet, and weight loss ...Read more

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I am trying to lose weight at the gym im 21 years old and 238 lbs at 5'1. What machines should I focus on I do the treamill bike and elliptical ?

I am trying to lose weight at the gym im 21 years old and 238 lbs at 5'1. What machines should I focus on I do the treamill bike and elliptical ?

Any that burn cals: The best weight loss plan is a combo of cardio and the development of lean muscle mass. Do cardio exercises at moderate intensity for at least 20 minutes 5 days/week. Do resistance exercises (free weights and/or machines), working all major muscle groups 3 times/week with a rest day in between. Find specific exercises you enjoy and can be done safely. ...Read more

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How long can I lose weight by not eating?

How long can I lose weight by not eating?

You need to eat: You need to eat at least 3 times a day. If you really exercise then need to eat more small meals per day, specially a good protein drink-smoothie 1 hr before and after exercise (to provide glycogen- energy and protein for muscle), and hydrate during exercise. Need health protein, fruits (carbohydrate), salads and a positve mental attitude. ...Read more

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How long do you have to walk a day to lose weight?

How long do you have to walk a day to lose weight?

Walking of weight: Hours! weight loss needs caloric reduction as well! try starting with 30minutes of walking and adding a minute every walk to build up to over an hour. If you are already walking over an hour, carry a back back or weights. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an anorexic to lose weight?

How long does it take for an anorexic to lose weight?

Anorexic: Depends on perception of ideal weight, dietary habits, general health. ...Read more