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What should a bariatric patient do to lose weight again and regain control of the weight situation? I received a lap band on october 26 of 2007 and have gained 23 pounds. I like to run up and down the three flights in the house, work in the yard when poss

What should a bariatric patient do to lose weight again and regain control of the weight situation? I received a lap band on october 26 of 2007 and have gained 23 pounds. I like to run up and down the three flights in the house, work in the yard when poss

The: The best answer is to reconnect with your bariatric program and surgeon. You may benefit from an adjustment. Start keeping a very honest food diary for 1 month and give it to your nutritionist. You are wise enough to narrow your problem down to sweet addiction. Now just utilize all the excellent resources that are likely available to you as long as you use them. Don't worry about upsetting your surgeon with the weight regain. You are not alone!

good luck. ...Read more

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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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How much should I run to lose weight daily?

How much should I run to lose weight daily?

That depends on your: Goals. It is roughly 100 calories per mile and 3, 500 calories per pound. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me how often should you run to lose weight?

Doctors can you tell me how often should you run to lose weight?

Weight loss: Three times per week with one day off in between. The use of exercise for weight loss without restricting calories is not very effective. ...Read more

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Is running a good way to lose weight?

Is running a good way to lose weight?

Yes: Running is an areobic exercise that is quite popular. Be careful about overdoing it and you should be fine. ...Read more

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Is running the best way to lose weight?

Running: Running is a good form of exercise and can definitely help you lose weight. However, it is a high impact exercise and can damage your knees. Any form of cardio exercise that gets your heart rate up is good. Biking (or stationary bike), elliptical machine, rowing, swimming are all great forms of cardio. Maintain your target hr for 30+min to burn fat. Running is fine if your knees can take it. ...Read more

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How to lose weight: should I run for minutes or miles?

How to lose weight: should I run for minutes or miles?

You can set goals: By either minutes or miles. Either way is fine. ...Read more

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Why would running be the best way to lose weight fastest?

Why would running be the best way to lose weight fastest?

Well...: Any exercise can help you lose wt, assuming you are not eating more once you start working out.

Running is nice because it's pretty simple for most people to do (get some decent or good shoes), and provides a pretty good workout, depending on how vigorously you run.

If you have not been regularly exercising, may want to mix up your workout routines on different days.

Running =great workout! ...Read more

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Is it really necessary to run a lot in order to lose weight?

Is it really necessary to run a lot in order to lose weight?

Not needed: 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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What are good ways to motivate me to run in order to lose weight?

What are good ways to motivate me to run in order to lose weight?

ID what matters: To motivate yourself to run to lose weight, identify why it is really important to you. Go beyond the usual because "i want to be healthy" or "i want to look good." ask yourself why do you want those things? How important are they to you? What are you willing to do to succeed? Once you have your answers, develop a process with the help of a professional that will hold you accountable and go for it. ...Read more

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Is it true that it's really necessary to run in order to lose weight?

Is it true that it's really necessary to run in order to lose weight?

No, there are many: Great forms of exercise to chose from. To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables and 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 more

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Will walking help me lose weight faster than running?

Will walking help me lose weight faster than running?

No: That said, you will lose close to the same walking as running the same distance. But, running it takes less time. Also, you will still have metabolism going longer after the run than the walk. Now, you may be able to walk farther than you can run, so if you go farther you will burn more calories, even though you spent more time doing it. Your choice. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Vegetarian running 2 miles a day, will I lose weight?

Vegetarian running 2 miles a day, will I lose weight?

Possibly: Even if you are a vegetarian, there are still plenty of foods that cause weight gain. The key is to burn more calories than what you take in. Keep a diary and have a plan, or better yet, seek out a personal trainer or a nutritionist that can help guide you. You may want to also cross-train. Lifting weights is a great way to burn calories if done correctly. ...Read more

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Could it be a myth that running makes you lose weight?

Not at all: Running can be a great way to get exercise and lose weight, assuming you are not increasing how many calories you eat or drink

watch out for sports drinks. Most people don't need to use sports drinks, and many have significant calories. ...Read more

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Is no carb diet, to lose weight, healthy in the long run?

Is no carb diet, to lose weight, healthy in the long run?

No: Your body needs carbohydrates for metabolism to run efficiently. Without carbs in your diet, your body is breaking down protein and fat to run your body. It not healthy. Your body is also making wastes ketone bodies that have to be excreted in the urine to prevent your body from excess ketones, its another unhealthy state. ...Read more

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Is running outside better than the treadmil to lose weight?

Is running outside better than the treadmil to lose weight?

Yes, studies show: Weight loss is greater with all other things being equal. ...Read more

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Will I lose weight faster if I run every day or every other day?

Will I lose weight faster if I run every day or every other day?

Yes and no: If you control your calorie intake and then run everyday, you will lose faster compared to just running everyday without controlling calorie intake. ...Read more

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Should I lose weight, if 4ft 11, and weigh 99 pounds, and run alot?

Should I lose weight, if 4ft 11, and weigh 99 pounds, and run alot?

Normal BMI: Based on the data you provided you fall within the normal weight range for your height with a bmi of 20. It appears you may be doing the right things already. Maintenance of your weight by eating right, exercising and reducing stress are key to your staying healthy. ...Read more

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Will running about 2 miles (with some walking) help me to lose weight?

Will running about 2 miles (with some walking) help me to lose weight?

Losing weight: Running two miles will burn approximately 200 calories. There are 3, 500 calories per mile. So - will you be running/ walking regularly? ...Read more

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Will my running times get faster if I lose weight? Please help me docs!

Will my running times get faster if I lose weight? Please help me docs!

Are you overweight?: Not always - if you lose weight rapidly - you could end up losing a lot of muscle. If you lose a lot of muscle or are ketotic your energy level & running times may decrease. If you are overweight and you lose in a sensible manner than running times may improve. ...Read more

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Is a run or long walk enough cardio in a day if I'm trying to lose weight?

Is a run or long walk enough cardio in a day if I'm trying to lose weight?

Depends on caloric: Intake ; desired rate of loss. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Cal burned must > cal consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site determines cal burned for > 100 activities: http://www. Prohealth. Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to lose weight without walking too much or running?

See details: Minimize carbs, control portion size, no fast foods or high calorie snacks, no eating between meals. Without significant dietary changes, nothing will work. ...Read more

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How long will it take to lose weight if you do yoga and running for an hour everyday?

How long will it take to lose weight if you do yoga and running for an hour everyday?

Depends: That depends on the intensity at which you do those activities, not just the duration. ...Read more

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Will running a mile or more in a plastic suit once or twice a week help me lose weight?

Yes, but...: Running a mile or more, once or twice a week, will help a person burn calories and lose weight as long as she doesn't eat or drink any calories back right after running. The type of clothing doesn't matter, but wearing a plastic suit on a warm day can overheat her body. Lose the suit. ...Read more

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If I do about 2-2 1/2 hours running each day plus an hr or two at the gym will I lose weight?

If I do about 2-2 1/2 hours running each day plus an hr or two at the gym will I lose weight?

Very likely. ..: ... but it also depends on what you eat. Some people say, "I work out so I can eat anything! ", but that isn't really true or healthy. And how could you possibly have time to spend 3.5 to 4.5 hours a day working out and running unless you are a professional athlete and that is your job!? That much exercise could easily result in injury or overuse problems. Eat sensibly and work out an hour a day:) ...Read more

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Is running before breakfast healthy? I heard it helps men lose weight effectively.. Is it the same for females? .

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Is running before breakfast healthy? I heard it helps men lose weight effectively.. Is it the same for females? .

Jogging: Compared to other times of the day, for general health & fitness it is great, but not so great if specifically for more weight loss, compared to other times in the day. ...Read more

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I run every day for about 40 minutes, is there any posibility to lose weight? I have to get some kilos, not lose them. Thanks

I run every day for about 40 minutes, is there any posibility to lose weight? I have to get some kilos, not lose them. Thanks

Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Don't cut out exercise as it is very good for you. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help you increase your body mass. ...Read more

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I have been eating one meal a day for about 8 months and running daily. How can I increase how much eat while continue to lose weight?

Eat and lose weight: Eating one meal a day will actually make it harder to lose weight. That will actually slow your metabolism down. Eating 3, or even 5 small meals a day is much better believe it or not. You can have 4 small meals/snacks throughout the day and have a high protein & vegetable meal at the end of the day. The frequent meals tends to speed up your metabolism (just don't over eat). Keep up the exercise! ...Read more

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I'm 19 years old, 148lbs. & 5'3". I started to run on & off since may @ 145lbs. & gained those 3lbs. What will really help me lose weight fast?

I'm 19 years old, 148lbs. & 5'3". I started to run on & off since may @ 145lbs. & gained those 3lbs. What will really help me lose weight fast?

Exercise and diet: They have to go hand and hand, with a normal bmi you don't qualify for prescription appetite suppressants or bariatric surgery. If you want to lose more body fat drink only water, eat only lean protein, vegatables, and fruits, avoid sweets, fried foods and processed carbs (breads, pasta, rice) and watch your total caloric intake. And keep exercising of course. There's no magic bullet. ...Read more