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How many hours a day should I exercise to lose weight quickly?

How many hours a day should I exercise to lose weight quickly?

See below.: 1 hou of exercise is about 500 calories and there are 3500 calories in a lb of fat. 1 hour each day for a week is 1 lb of wt loss. Couple this with reduced intak and you are on your way. ...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 many calories should I eat if i work out to zumba twice a day?

How many calories should I eat if i work out to zumba twice a day?

Ask your doctor: I think loseit would be a great app to download and help you with the proper amount of calories. You can record exercise, foods and get reports about fats, carbohydrates and protein. ...Read more

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How many calories should I be eating a day if I want to lose weight?

How many calories should I be eating a day if I want to lose weight?

Calories WrongIssue;: measured in a Calorie Meter: http://goo.gl/i20nOZ. Study: http://goo.gl/RPGWXs & (to understand why carbohydrates drive obesity) http://goo.gl/Syte0r. Study: http://goo.gl/DKvdSI, http://goo.gl/mpd4Y6, http://goo.gl/gGXn9f, http://goo.gl/cypKOp, http://nusi.org, http://goo.gl/XjgiP6, http://goo.gl/ynq0BZ, http://goo.gl/LG8tKl, http://goo.gl/JH8XBX & http://goo.gl/ubDC9h for better understanding. ...Read more

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How many times a week. Should. You work out your shoulders?

How many times a week. Should. You work out your shoulders?

Generally if one is: Looking to do weight lifting three times a week is sufficient and will help to minimize overuse injuries if proper technique is utilized. ...Read more

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How many calories should I be eating a day if i want to gain weight?

How many calories should I be eating a day if i want to gain weight?

Excess of need: Put olive oil or butter or coconut oil on everything you eat. This will add a whole bunch of healthy calories to your dietdo resistance training to build muscle. ...Read more

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How many times a day should I workout to lose weight ? Is it bad to work out more then once a day or is twice a day better doing different things ?

How many times a day should I workout to lose weight ? Is it bad to work out more then once a day or is twice a day better doing different things ?

5 times a week: Moderate intensity cardio combined with resistance exercise. Benefits will include reduction in stress, improved mood, sleep and BMR. combination of this benefit with diet and if needed weight loss pills will lead to weight loss ...Read more

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How many times a week should you strength train, and do cardio? Should you do both together, to lose weight?

Workout schedule: Strength training requires a break of a day for muscles to heal, but you can alternate muscle groups to be able to train daily. You can do cardio daily. ...Read more

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How many calories a day do I have to maintain to lose weight?

How many calories a day do I have to maintain to lose weight?

Dieting: Calories: It is thought that about 1200 to 1500 calories/day is a good safe and healthy approach to dieting. Weight watchers has a great program that tries to get to this place in the daily caloric intake. ...Read more

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How much will i need to exercise to ensure i lose 1 pound a day?

How much will i need to exercise to ensure i lose 1 pound a day?

Cardio Mix: This varies from person to person. 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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How many times a week do I have to do cardio and stranth training to lose weight? Do I have to do one more days then the other? How many min?

How many times a week do I have to do cardio and stranth training to lose weight? Do I have to do one more days then the other? How many min?

Exercise and diet: Generally speaking when trying to change your shape you should use exercise for two purposes. To increase metabolism and to maintain muscle mass. It is not wise to use exercise as a weight loss tool since you can eat many more calories than you can exercise away. Lower your carb intake, eat frequent small meals or snacks and drink plenty of water. Work to keep your heart rate between 100-120 bpm. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many times a day would I have to exercise to loose weight?

Type of exercise: Aerobic and controlled weight training for 30-40 min per day (preferably at one time to maximize cardiopulmonary conditioning ) is helpful to lose weight along with a carefully planned out calorie reduction strategy . Goal with aerobic activity is to get your hr up to 65-80% maximum (220-age). A 44 yo would have a max hr goal of 176. 65-80% of this would aim to keep hr between 120-140. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many days per week should I exercise to lose weight?

Can you let me know how many days per week should I exercise to lose weight?

Cardio Mix: This varies from person to person. 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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How many hours do you have to walk to see weight loss? How long will it take before i see noticeable weight loss?

How many hours do you have to walk to see weight loss? How long will it take before i see noticeable weight loss?

Walking: Walking, or any exercise, is not the main way to lose weight.You will have far more success with excellent nuitrtion , focusing on minimal or no sugary foods.Walking is important for your body but not as important for weight loss.Also , correction of any hormonal imbalance will help you, so important to have this checked ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many carbs should I intake a day to see fast weight loss results?

Can you let me know how many carbs should I intake a day to see fast weight loss results?

No processed carbs: Completely avoid any food that comes in a package and has more than three ingredients or any type of added sugar. ...Read more

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How many calories a day should I eat to lose 1kg in a week ?

How many calories a day should I eat to lose 1kg in a week ?

See below: If the average diet is about 2200 cal/day, subtrasct 500 cal and you'll lose about 1 kg/week, which is a safe rate of loss. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many times per week should I go to the gym or what would be a good work out for me?

Can you let me know how many times per week should I go to the gym or what would be a good work out for me?

Its unique: If you are new to working out, then once or twice a week may be enough, briefer may be better to build consistency and routine/habit of working out and not suffer the effects of too much pain or exhaustion which will make it less likely that you will continue. Try a personal trainer (sometimes you get free sessions) and developing a plan with them. ...Read more

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How to find out how many calories do you burn a day naturally?

How to find out how many calories do you burn a day naturally?

It's on everage 1800: Energy required for normal function of human body is roughly equal to 1400-2500 cal/day. It depends on many factors including age, gender, level of your activity. Daily tasks that we are usually involved in are not design to burn much calories. The real utilization of reserve energy starts with heart rate going up to resume the task. ...Read more

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How do I lose 20 pounds in 3 months? Without pills or drinks, only with a treadmill and a cycle..How long would it take and how many times would i need to work out a day?

How do I lose 20 pounds in 3 months? Without pills or drinks, only with a treadmill and a cycle..How long would it take and how many times would i need to work out a day?

Eat less: You can lose weight by eating about 1200 to 1500 cal per day. Exercise helps, but if you exercise too much, you will gain muscle and not lose as much weight. Eat small healthy low fat meals and go for walks or a 30 minute daily workout. ...Read more

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I am trying to lose weight. I work out at least 5 times a week. Should i drink a protein shake after every workout?

I am trying to lose weight. I work out at least 5 times a week. Should i drink a protein shake after every workout?

Drink water: Weight loss is acheived through life style changes and dieting. Exercising increases your body's caloric needs. Protein shakes can have significant calories in them ( check label details) and may be counterproductive. Drink water instead since exercise can dehydrate you. ...Read more

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I work out 3 times a week but my diet isn't that clean. Will i see results (lose weight)?

I work out 3 times a week but my diet isn't that clean. Will i see results (lose weight)?

You won't lose : Weight if your calories are too high. 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. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities:. ...Read more

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I've been trying to lose weight but I see no progress. I work out 3-4 times a week pretty rigorously. I also eat healthy. Why am I not losing weight?

I've been trying to lose weight but I see no progress. I work out 3-4 times a week pretty rigorously. I also eat healthy. Why am I not losing weight?

Calorie balance: You did not mention your height or weight. I will assume you are truly overweight. Your weight will always be a balance of how many calories you are eating vs how many you are burning up. If your weight is stable, it means that you are taking in the same number of calories that you are burning up. To lose weight you need to take in less or burn up more (or a combination of both). ...Read more

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How many times a day should I workout to lose weight ? Is it bad to work out more then once a day or is twice a day better doing different things ?

5 times a week: Moderate intensity cardio combined with resistance exercise. Benefits will include reduction in stress, improved mood, sleep and BMR. combination of this benefit with diet and if needed weight loss pills will lead to weight loss ...Read more

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3 out of 7 days a week I work out and 5/7 days I strictly diet. Will I lose weight this way because on weekends I "cheat"?

3 out of 7 days a week I work out and 5/7 days I strictly diet. Will I lose weight this way because on weekends I "cheat"?

More complicated : Than simple diet and exercise. Your calorie consumption and type of food and daily energy expenditure is important. Also adequate sleep and rest ...Read more

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Is a person usually able to lose weight while taking Seroquel? Does Seroquel work better if taken once,twice, or three times per day for delusions?

Is a person usually able to lose weight while taking Seroquel?  Does Seroquel work better if taken once,twice, or three times per day for delusions?

Not the case: Seroquel belongs to the second generation antipsychotic class of medications. All the meds within this class are known to cause metabolic derangements (elevated blood glucose, lipids, weight gain). There's slight variations between the meds, with some infamously known to cause more weight gain than others (namely olanzapine & seroquel - same meds that are used to promote sleep & appetite). ...Read more

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I can't lose weight! I work out 5 hours a week, eat healthy, count calories, and have gained weight instead. Also exhausted but negative on thyroid. ?

I can't lose weight! I work out 5 hours a week, eat healthy, count calories, and have gained weight instead. Also exhausted but negative on thyroid. 
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Explore thyroid more: There is a good chance you have thyroid issues despite "normal" tests. Most doctors do not correctly assess thyroid issues. Many people who are hypothyroid have a "normal" TSH. Check Free T3 (liothyronine) and Reverse T3 (liothyronine) as well as thyroid antibodies. An integrative doctor will be more likely to assess correctly. See http://tinyurl.com/nrww2qg and http://tinyurl.com/koyamo5 and http://tinyurl.com/6mcwvzy ...Read more

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How much time should I work out to lose weight ( men )?

How much time should I work out to lose weight ( men )?

That is up to you.: This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.prohealth.com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.cfm There are 3,500 calories per pound. The number of calories you burn in working out will determine the rate (if consumption doesn't change). You put on muscle (which weighs more than fat) but which will ^ your metabolic rate. ...Read more

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I have sciatica in both legs i need to work out to lose weight but I'm so scared I will be in pain I am a mother to 4 kids my legs ache I stretch alot?

I have sciatica in both legs i need to work out to lose weight but I'm so scared I will be in pain I am a mother to 4 kids my legs ache I stretch alot?

Weight loss: Please see your doctor or a nutritionist about the safest way to loose weight. Ask the professional about the ketogenic diet--low carb and higher protein. Lifestyle changes need to accompany this. A personal trainer at a gym can provide the best exercise plan for your situation. You can do it. ...Read more

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How to lose weight when unable to work out due to aliments?

How to lose weight when unable to work out due to aliments?

Diet: Increase water intake. Also get adequate sleep Not sure your ailments. But simple walks are good as well. If unable to walk on ground. A pool is great for exercise without the wear and tear on the body. Good luck ...Read more

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How to lose weight when i physically can't work out very much?

How to lose weight when i physically can't work out very much?

Eat healthier: Exercise helps maintain weight loss but eating fewer calories is the best way to lose weight. If you're not sure where you might make changes in your diet, keep a food diary for a couple days of everything you eat and drink. Then check out one of this web site for suggestions on cutting down on calories and what healthy foods to eat: http://www.Choosemyplate.Gov/weight-management-calories.Html. ...Read more

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What are the most effective ways for me to lose weight if i already work out?

What are the most effective ways for me to lose weight if i already work out?

Find balance: If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does) then consder a balance of cardio activities. 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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I really wanna lose weight but i don't have time to work out what should I do ?

I really wanna lose weight but i don't have time to work out what should I do ?

Are you overweight?: If you are, you can lose weight by reducing your calorie intake. Many teens eat too much sugar. Cutting out sugary drinks & foods and cutting back on snacking can help. Most 17yo males are still growing though so make sure your doctor is ok with you losing weight. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight fast but i don't know how? Should i work out or do a diet?

I want to lose weight fast but i don't know how? Should i work out or do a diet?

Combination: You can certainly lose the most weight when you combine the two. However going on a proper diet will always result in a lot more weight-loss than exercising alone unless you exercise two hours a day which is hard for most people. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight, although i can not work out. What is a natural weight lose pill that works well?

I want to lose weight, although i can not work out. What is a natural weight lose pill that works well?

I wouldn't use the : Words 'natural' & 'weight loss pill' in the same sentence. If your health does not permit you to move then focus on your nutrition. 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, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. ...Read more

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If you lose weight and have excess skin can you work out and get it tighter to have the excess skin go away ?

If you lose weight and have excess skin can you work out and get it tighter to have the excess skin go away ?

Depends: If you lose a great deal of weight in a short time. The skin cannot adjust to this. If however you lose 1-2 lab per week the skin can adapt also. Go slowly and treat the body right ...Read more