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Can you advise me to figure out how to lose weight.?

Can you advise me to figure out how to lose weight.?

Slow and Steady: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 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

Dr. Olav Jaren
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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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Do I need to be constantly exercising all through the day to lose weight? I figure I could do some repetition exercises but not all day.

Do I need to be constantly exercising all through the day to lose weight? I figure I could do some repetition exercises but not all day.

No...: It is important to add regular exercise, but to be "constantly exercising all through the day" is not only unnecessary but likely an unhealthy habit. To lose weight you need to manage your diet, your exercise, your sleep, your stress levels. Find a form of exercise you enjoy that you will stick with - yoga, jogging, circuit training... it will be of great benefit to your well-being all around ...Read more

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How could a teenage boy lose weight/get in shape?

How could a teenage boy lose weight/get in shape?

Teenager: Your teenager should institute an exercise program preferably with the help of a professional trainer and learn how to eat properly with the help of a nutritionist ...Read more

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What's a good way to get motivated to lose weight and get into shape?

What's a good way to get motivated to lose weight and get into shape?

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 carbohydrates. Get. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get motivated to lose weight and get back in shape?

Can you tell me how to get motivated to lose weight and get back in shape?

Start today: Start it takes time, look how much time it took to gain the weight. Cut out poor quality foods like chips, dips,candy,sugary treats and increase protein decrease fat and carbs and exercise. As soon as you notice your clothes feeling looser and see the difference in your face neck etc it will motivate you Also control your portions, eat on smaller plates and don't pile the food a foot high go ahead ...Read more

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What to if I am ready to lose weight and get in shape now how do I do that?

What to if I am ready to lose weight and get in shape now how do I do that?

Congratulations !: You have already made the first step- making the decision! to achieve weight loss and improve physical shape requires thoughts about altering ones food type and amount of intake and one's type/duration/intensity of physical activity. I would recommend a regimen consisting of an aerobic component (e.g. Walking, jogging, biking, swimming), an anerobic component (weight training), and stretching. ...Read more

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I am ready to lose weight and get in shape now how do I do that with 20min a day?

I am ready to lose weight and get in shape now how do I do that with 20min a day?

Caloric restriction: How old are you? How much do you weigh? Do you have any health problems? It would be prudent to consult your doctor to determine your fitness for rigorous exercise. If only 20 minutes, exercise will have to be rigorous and you need to reduce your caloric intake. ...Read more

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The best way to lose weight and shape your body in 1 month? I'm excercising everyday about 30 minutes. Would that be enough?

The best way to lose weight and shape your body in 1 month? I'm excercising everyday about 30 minutes. Would that be enough?

Highly Unlikely: One month is not enough time to lose weight"in a healthy long lasting way" nor shape your body. But it is a great way to start, exercising regularly, and following a healthy diet. I recommend you seek guidance from experts and not follow a fad, so prevalent now. ...Read more

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If I eat mostly fat free foods, will I lose weight and get into shape?

If I eat mostly fat free foods, will I lose weight and get into shape?

Not necessarily: Please note that fat free is not calorie free. Many fat free foods have high carbohydrates. You can still get a lot calories from fat free foods. Look for calories not just fat content. ...Read more

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