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How Many Laps Should I Run To Lose Weight
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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
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.
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.
You can set goals: By either minutes or miles. Either way is fine.
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!
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Yes, studies show: Weight loss is greater with all other things being equal.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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