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Does a person need to eat any fat when trying to gain muscle and lose weight?

Does a person need to eat any fat when trying to gain muscle and lose weight?

Some fat,: Protein increase and monitor carbs, ideally you could use a nutritionist to assist. Some personal trainers are particulary good with targetted diet. It is always helpful to rememberthat diet overall must be balanced. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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 can I stick to a weight lose routine?

How can I stick to a weight lose routine?

Visualize how you: Will feel & look when your’e at your healthiest. Also, think about what the issue was that motivated you to to lose weight in the first place. Insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water/day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per/day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbs. Exercize. ...Read more

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How to prevent diabetes and i want a program to gain weight and some exercices to become more strengther and to be a healthier man?

How to prevent diabetes and i want a program to gain weight and some exercices to become more strengther and to be a healthier man?

Opposing goals?: Diabetes especially type II is linked to obesity. Thus unless all you gain is muscle, the extra fat will make your body less responsive to insulin making you more at risk for diabetes. Be sure to do both aerobic exercise and weight training. Avoid too much carbohydrate. ...Read more

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How can you encourage a pre-teens to lose weight without messing up their self image?

How can you encourage a pre-teens to lose weight without messing up their self image?

Play more outside: A good place to start is to consult with her doctor. The doctor can identify healthy goals for weight-loss, provide support, and monitor progress. It can help if the whole family joins a weight-loss plan, which is really a healthy lifestyle plan regardless of weight. Increasing active playing and limiting time with social and sedentary entertainment media can help. Kids feel better moving more. ...Read more

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What is the best way or program to lose weight from 250 pounds to 180 pounds?

What is the best way or program to lose weight from 250 pounds to 180 pounds?

Slow & steady: 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. Get MD eval. ...Read more

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How does one become motivated to lose the weight!?

How does one become motivated to lose the weight!?

Other people: Following a diet or fitness agenda alone is impossible. Find a fitness activity that you enjoy and a group of people that you like and who'll do it with you. Push yourself and you'll win their respect and friendship. They'll guide you and you'll enjoy this more than greasy / sugary / salty food. Your brain will reset from hard exercise and guide you reliably about eating right for your body. ...Read more

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How to lose weight to show muscle that is underneath.

How to lose weight to show muscle that is underneath.

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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Will sleep loss cause a person to lose temper easily?

Will sleep loss cause a person to lose temper easily?

Lack of sleep: Lack of sleep can cause a person irritable, it can make you groggy, cause fatigue.It can effect cognitive function, and may make you more inclined to loose temper. ...Read more

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How quickly can a woman lose weight compared to a man?

Harder work: Usually women tend to lose weight at a slower rate than a man. This is likely related to women having a greater percent body fat compared to men. Don't even waist your time comparing to a man in terms of rate of weight loss. ...Read more

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What is a good exercise program to create in order to gain weight?

What is a good exercise program to create in order to gain weight?

Resistance/protein: Weight traning is the best way to gain muscle. Muscle is more dese than fat, so you might lose inches, but gain weight. Eat protein (an amount the size of one fist once a day and two fists once a day, three fists total) start lifting weights taht are 25% of your body weight every other day and increase 10% every 3 weeks. 6-9 reps per lift. ...Read more

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If a person is 5'3" and 312 pounds, how many calories would she need to eat to lose weight?

If a person is 5'3" and 312 pounds, how many calories would she need to eat to lose weight?

IT DEPENDS: The answer depends on how much weight or how quickly one wishes to lose. In other words, the less calories consumed the more weight that can potentially be lost. However, very low calorie diets (e.g., . ...Read more

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How long do children need to play outside to stay healthy to lose some weight or to not gain any more weight?

How long do children need to play outside to stay healthy to lose some weight or to not gain any more weight?

1 hour a day: Children need at least one hour a day of active play to stay healthy. If a child is significantly overweight or obese, more may be recommended. Childhood obesity experts emphasize that since children are still growing, it may not be a matter of loosing weight, but keeping the weight steady, to "grow into" a healthier body mass index as they get taller. ...Read more

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Want to lose body fat quickly how can I do that in a healthy way?

Want to lose body fat quickly how can I do that in a healthy way?

Healthy = not quick.: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site can help you determined calories burned for over 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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Can a person lose weight from having sex and if so how much does a person has to do it to see weight loss?

Can a person lose weight from having sex and if so how much does a person has to do it to see weight loss?

Sex is exercise: Whether having sex will contribute to weight loss depends on if you eat enough to make up for the calories you use while having sex. If you use up more calories than you take in -- no matter what you do -- you should lose weight. ...Read more

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How to loose weight for a tween who hates to exercise?

How to loose weight for a tween who hates to exercise?

Reduce calories: Exercise though very good for your general health, especially cardiovascular, does not necessarily cause weight loss (see a recent time magazine leading article entitled the myth of exercise) the only reliable way is to take in fewer calories than you spend, trust me !? ...Read more

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What's the best way to get an overweight child to lose weight?

What's the best way to get an overweight child to lose weight?

A well : Balanced diet without the junk food and soda plus an increased activity level. Cut back on video games and tv and move more. ...Read more

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Can atenolol cause you to gain weight or make it difficult to lose weight?

Can atenolol cause you to gain weight or make it difficult to lose weight?

Yes: Older beta blockers like atenolol can cause weight gain. In the studies, there was about 2-4 lb weight gain on atenolol. Some of the newer ones, like Carvedilol or bisoprolol are less likely to cause weight gain. ...Read more

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How to lose those extra inches(fat) from the body if the weight of the person is normal......cardio can help to lose that??????

How to lose those extra inches(fat) from the body if  the weight of the person is normal......cardio  can help to lose  that??????

Eating habits: Remember that every body, has a different distribution of fat. Even if your weight is normal, it's not uncommon to have fat distributed in a fashion that is undesirable. But besides surgical interventions like liposuction or other noninvasive techniques like CoolSculpting, there is no means of "spot" fat loss. It requires efforts at general weight loss where diet has more influence. ...Read more

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What sort of exercises and diet plans can someone with a "sweet tooth" do when they desire to lose weight?

What sort of exercises and diet plans can someone with a "sweet tooth" do when they desire to lose weight?

Cut carbs!: A high carb diet causes blood sugar swings that make you hungrier and crave more sweets. So try to cut out all sweets and most breads, pastries, pastas, white potatoes. Stick with lean protein, "good" fats (olive oils, nuts) to reduce hunger, and veggies and fruits. Allow yourself one small sweet daily if you feel deprived (like some dark chocolate), do cardio and/or weight-training daily! ...Read more

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