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What is a good way to lose pounds and exercise?

What is a good way to lose pounds and exercise?

Losing weight: 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. Engage in regular > ...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


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What are good ways to motivate myself to exercise and lose a few pounds?

What are good ways to motivate myself to exercise and lose a few pounds?

Daily activities: Try making your daily activities more difficult - take the stairs, park further away, bike/ walk to work/ store, sit on a swiss ball/ at your desk and stand up every time you answer the phone, or lunge/ hop/ jump from place to place in your house. Things like these may seem small and silly, but the increased calorie burn can add up over time. Don't forget a healthy diet! ...Read more

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Would spanx for men help lose those extra pounds with good diet and exercise?

Would spanx for men help lose those extra pounds with good diet and exercise?

Diet and Exercise: The compression type garment gives the illusion of weight loss but only proper diet and exercise will result in actual weight loss. ...Read more

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I'm 20 and wondering if xenadrine is ok to take along with a good diet and exercise, to lose a few pounds?

I'm 20 and wondering if xenadrine is ok to take along with a good diet and exercise, to lose a few pounds?

No no no: It may cause fibrosis of the heart that is thickening of the muscle may also result in leaky valves of the heart ...Read more

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Good diet, exercise, tried everything in the world, can't lose weight, gain a few pounds; ate "junk" food and lost a few pounds. What is this?!

Good diet, exercise, tried everything in the world, can't lose weight, gain a few pounds; ate "junk" food and lost a few pounds. What is this?!

An attempt: To justify the eating of junk food rather than significantly decreasing your total food intake, eating high quality food and exercising more to lose weight and live healthier the rest of your life. You're looking at a coincidence to justify your current unhealthy behavior. ...Read more

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How good is yoga for reducing fat and losing weight? I have about 3 pounds of stubborn fat clinging to my stomach and can't get rid of it no matter how much diet or exercise including weights/cardio.

How good is yoga for reducing fat and losing weight? I have about 3 pounds of stubborn fat clinging to my stomach and can't get rid of it no matter how much diet or exercise including weights/cardio.

Weight Reduction: Yoga could help along with an intense exercise and nutrition program but as you know excess stomach weight takes much time and patience to lose. Be realistic, continue your program, add yoga and that will be the best you can do for your health and appearance. ...Read more

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I exercise an hour and a half 5-6 days a week and eat well, but suddenly am unable to lose any weight. I recently turned 40 - is that the reason?

I exercise an hour and a half 5-6 days a week and eat well, but suddenly am unable to lose any weight. I recently turned 40 - is that the reason?

Reached a plateau: If you lost significant amount of wt fast, your body may have reached a plateau, at least for awhile. Your body needs time to adjust to a new equilibrium and if you are persistent, likely u will start to lose some more. Doing 1.5hrs/day 5-6x/wk is fantastic. So, keep it up. If can't lose more with good discipline, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How many pounds would you be able to lose in 3 months if you weigh 160lbs, are 5'9" (female) eat 1200 & exercise everyday for one hour (just started)?

How many pounds would you be able to lose in 3 months if you weigh 160lbs, are 5'9" (female) eat 1200 & exercise everyday for one hour (just started)?

You will lose weight: It takes a negative caloric balance of 3500 calories to lose one pound of weight. So if you remain active besides daily exercise and keep your calories down, you could lose about 2-3 pounds per month, if you eat right (low carbs and high proteins (low fat foods). It is best to make a long range plan to change your life style...As 3 months discipline alone is not enough to keep your weight low. ...Read more

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I'm wondering if I exercise 2 hours per day, how many calories should I eat to lose 3 pounds a week?

I'm wondering if I exercise 2 hours per day, how many calories should I eat to lose 3 pounds a week?

Bad plan: 2 hours of exercise per day is excessive and cutting calories on top of it will only lead to short term weight loss before your metabolism slows down for self preservation. At 41, you are also risking overuse injuries with that much exercise. You should aim for 1/2-1 pound per week and exercise smarter and more efficiently at higher intensity for shorter duration. ...Read more

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Can you lose 1 pound a day on the Atkins diet if you are doing cardio for 2 hours, and light exercise for 4 hours a day?

Can you lose 1 pound a day on the Atkins diet if you are doing cardio for 2 hours, and light exercise for 4 hours a day?

Not healthy: I'm sorry to tell you, losing a pound a day is not healthy. Losing 7 pounds a week is not healthy either. You body and fluids need to be in balance. You need to be well hydrated and allow your body to adjust to certain changes. What you're describing sounds too drastic. Please reconsider or consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Hey there, well I am going to a gym and my weights isis 204 pounds and I want to know what is the best exercise to do?

Hey there, well I am going to a gym and my weights isis 204 pounds and I want to know what is the best exercise to do?

No impact best: In general no impact exercise elliptical/bicycle or swimming is the best to help reduce weight. Swimming is overall best for heart health and overall muscle strengthening. Happy new you! ...Read more

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Could I lose 40 pounds over the summer with a proper diet and exercise?

Could I lose 40 pounds over the summer with a proper diet and exercise?

Weight loss: It takes ~3500cal burned in excess of intake to lose a pound. If you burn 500 a day more than you intake you can lose a pound a week, or 40 weeks to 40lb. To do 3lb a week you'd have to burn 1500cal a day more than you ingest. That would be very difficult. Doing 40lb in the summer likely is wishful. ...Read more

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Please describe a good exercise schedule that can could you help me lose weight effectively?

Please describe a good exercise schedule that can could you help me lose weight effectively?

See details: Dieting will be at least as important as exercising. You should exercise 3-4 days a week and incorporate both aerobics and strength training in your program. ...Read more

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Eating well and I just thought of maybe using spanx for men to help me lose those extra pounds?

Eating well and I just thought of maybe using spanx for men to help me lose those extra pounds?

Diet & exercise...: ... Work for weight loss. Spanx do not help you to lose weight, just to make things look better under a shirt. ...Read more

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What would be a good way for me to exercise in order to lose fat?

What would be a good way for me to exercise in order to lose fat?

Regularly: Start with brisk walking or any low impact cardio exercise (elliptical, cycle, etc...) start with an amount that is relatively easy and repeat daily. Add few minutes once a week. Work up to 45-60 mins. Track calories & exercise. Decrease total calories you consume and increase exercise to lose weight. Good app for tracking diet and exercise is "my fitness pal". ...Read more

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What are some good and easy ways to lose 25 pounds in 3 mo?

What are some good and easy ways to lose 25 pounds in 3 mo?

By losing 2lb per wk: A combination of low-calorie diet and exercise can result in such a weight loss. This is best accomplished under supervision of an experienced provider. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good meal plans, tips, and exercise plans to lose weight?

Could you tell me what are good meal plans, tips, and exercise plans to lose weight?

Discuss: You have a couple of options of professionals to consult. A dietician/nutritionist or personal trainers are able to provide this information. Hope this helps best of luck! ...Read more

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Do you have to exercise as well as cutting down on calories to lose a lot of weight?

Do you have to exercise as well as cutting down on calories to lose a lot of weight?

Cardio Mix: If you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Please describe a good way to lose ten pounds fast?

Please describe a good way to lose ten pounds fast?

Not fast: 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. ...Read more

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Which is the most ultimate exercise and diet to lose 33 pounds in 15 weeks?

Which is the most ultimate exercise and diet to lose 33 pounds in 15 weeks?

Cardio Mix: If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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What's a good way to lose twenty pounds?

What's a good way to lose twenty pounds?

Balanced Approach: 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. ...Read more

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What's a good exercise to do to lose weight?

What's a good exercise to do to lose weight?

Whatever you love: I like to swim so much that I often dream of it. Find some exercise you can really enjoy for an hour a day that will speed your breathing and heartbeat, and do it. Cherish every minute, watch what you eat some, and probably your brain will reset itself so that you eat appropriately anyway. Good luck and congratulations on this worthy ambition! ...Read more

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What is a good exercise to do to lose weight.

What is a good exercise to do to lose weight.

Jogging: Fast walking, jogging, ex. Bike. Elliptical and other aerobic exersise are good ways to help lose weight in conjunction w/ dieting. A certified personal trainer is a good way to get started and can best match the exercise to your personal body habitus, baseline conditioning and other factors. Good luck! ...Read more

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Please describe a good exercise to lose weight fast?

Please describe a good exercise to lose weight fast?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio & a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up w/ running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. Exercises such as crunches, planks, sit-ups, etc are good for toning the abdominal muscles, but cardio is best for weight loss. ...Read more

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What is a good diet plan to lose 15 pounds in 2-3 weeks?

What is a good diet plan to lose 15 pounds in 2-3 weeks?

That's too fast.: We generally like people to lose no more than two pounds weekly - so at most you should lose six pounds in this time frame to make your weight loss meaningful and long lasting. Losing too soon will likely cause you to gain it back eventually. Don't shoot yourself in the foot. Be patient and make it last. ...Read more

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Please describe a good way 2 exercise without losing weight?

Please describe a good way 2 exercise without losing weight?

Anaerobic: Resistance training anaerobically can build muscle faster than burning fat...Thus avoiding weight loss. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight with little exercise 20-30 pounds in 3 months?

Tall order for min: Exercise. Eat healthfully & be physically active. 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. ...Read more

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Is there a way to lose weight fast without exercise? I mean 30-40 pounds

Is there a way to lose weight fast without exercise? I mean 30-40 pounds

Sure, but...: The medications generally available for weight loss must be considered with extreme caution. They traditionally have been linked to heart disease, heart attack, heart valve defects and pulmonary hypertension. Educate yourself about the risks and have a good conversation with your regular doctor. Try more conservative measures first. Consult with a Dietitian. Exercise. Do it right!! ...Read more

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Would it be a problem to lose three pounds a week through diet and exercise?

Would it be a problem to lose three pounds a week through diet and exercise?

That is a bit much: A more realistc goal is 1-1.5 pounds per week. Track calories & exercise. Decrease total calories you consume and increase exercise to lose weight. Good app for tracking diet and exercise is "my fitness pal". ...Read more

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What would be a good way for me to change my exercise schedule to lose weight?

What would be a good way for me to change my exercise schedule to lose weight?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio and a balance diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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Can I lose 30 pounds in 2 months if I diet and exercise like I should every day?

Can I lose 30 pounds in 2 months if I diet and exercise like I should every day?

Probably not: To lose a pound, you have to burn off 3500 calories that your don't ingest. To lose 30 pounds, therefore, you would need to burn off an extra 105, 000 calories over 2 months, or 1750 calories/day. That's the same as eating what you're eating now and walking or running 175 miles/day. Your feet are really going to be sore. Doesn't mean you shouldn't try restricting diet and increasing activity though. ...Read more

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My friend is overweight and wants to lose 30 pounds. What is a good diet for her?

My friend is overweight and wants to lose 30 pounds. What is a good diet for her?

Low carb: The best why to loose weight is to aim for a steady slow weight lose with a diet that can be sustained. I recommend cutting all processed foods, white flour, simple carbs like soft drinks, juices and anything with high fructose corn syrup, and focusing more on whole foods, fresh fruits, vegetables. Learn how to count calories, decrease caloric intake, limit portion size & have frequent small meals. ...Read more

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What combination of diet/exercise should I follow if I want to lose fifteen pounds?

What combination of diet/exercise should I follow if I want to lose fifteen pounds?

What to do:: 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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can lose weight with little exercise 20-30 pounds in 3 months?

Can you tell me how I can lose weight with little exercise 20-30 pounds in 3 months?

You would be: Relying primarily on calorie intake reduction. That is a pretty steep goal if you are skipping out on exercise. Aim for at least 7.5 to 8 hours of sleep per night. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, >. ...Read more

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I'm 17 400 pounds and I really want to lose 200 pounds fast without diet and exercise?

I'm 17 400 pounds and I really want to lose 200 pounds fast without diet and exercise?

Wishful thinking: The reality of life is just starting to hit you at age 17. You weigh 400 lbs because you ate too much and did not exercise. There is no way to lose the weight without decreasing your calorie intake (diet) and increasing calories burned (exercise). Creating the correct lifestyle now that allows you to do this will be the most important thing you can accomplish at your young age. ...Read more

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How long do docs recommend I should I use my exercise bike for to lose a good amount of weight?

How long do docs recommend I should I use my exercise bike for to lose a good amount of weight?

Very variable.: There are many factors that go into giving you an accurate response. Things like your weight, your diet, type of bike, vigor of riding etc. Bicycling is great for aerobic conditioning & weight loss. It takes about 3, 500 calories/lb. Take a look at this to determine how long it would take for you: http://www. Nutristrategy. Com/caloriesburnedcycling. Htm. ...Read more