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How To Lose 20 Pounds And Keep It Off
Life-Long Commitment: As a bariatrician, my role is to provide a patient with a life-long solution to lose and maintain weight loss. Based on recent literature, evidence shows, rapid weight loss via physician supervised programs are superior to slow gradual weight loss with commercial based programs. The key is following a patient for at least a year after weight loss. Maintenance is the hard part! ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
How long would it take for me to lose 10 to 15 pounds if i cut back my calories and start working out?
3500 calories/1lb: You have to cut down 3500 calories in your diet to loose one pound if you cut down 500 calories per day, you will loose 1 pound in on week, and approx 4 lbs in a month your weight loss is based on extra calories you burn by exercising plus the calories you reduce in your diet so calculate for yourself, if you are negative 3500 cals per week, it will take 18 weeks. ...Read more
I intend on trying the water fast (drinking only water) for high metabolism. Will i be able to keep the 9-10 pounds off by doing this?
Nope.: The weight you lose is going to be temporary. Whatever diet you choose - paleo, adkins, water, beach, grapefruit, mediterranean, etc. - the weight will not stay off. Stick with the usual life-long concepts of portion control, regular exercise, and decreasing salt & sugar intake. Any diet program you choose needs to be one that can last you a lifetime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Congratulations: I am sure it was hard work but you should feel good about your success. The key to not gaining the weight back will be awareness. Unfortunately your brain will try to get you to gain that weight back for a while. Fortunately, a little bit of attention (am i still hungry) and caution (stay with a healthy diet) and regular exercise should keep you at this weight. ...Read more
Zyprexa (olanzapine) weight gain how to get it off and how much can I eat in a day to lose. I'm 6 ft 2 and weigh 190 i want to be 170.
Alternative medicine: At your height of 74", 190 pounds does not seem to me to be an extremely excessive amount of weight gain; but in any case, weight gain associated with zyprexa will probably not improve until the zyprexa is stopped regardless of reasonable dietary restrictions. Alternative medications to discuss with your doctor that would be less likely to cause weight gain are Abilify and geodon (ziprasidone). ...Read more
If i were to decrease my intake to 2000 calories and run a mile everyday , how long will it take to lose 15 lbs?
Too Many Issues - ??: Wt. Daily & see. Calories measured in a calorimeter, not by eating food, very misleading. Likely eat 2, 000 cal/day carb & gain body fat vs. Eat 3, 000 cal/day high fat & loose body fat. Study: big fat lies, calorimeter, science for smart people, mcgovern's report, big fat fiasco, dietdoctor, taubes, attia, lustig, enig, westman, eades, eatingacademy, nusi.Org, glycemic index, glycemic load, hf/lc. ...Read more
Diet AND exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 90 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to know if i will lose weigh by cutting carbohydrates from my diet and exercising 20 minutes daily?
Possibly: if calories burned remain higher than calories consumed. ...Read more
low cals and carbs: You need a balanced diet low in calories and that depends how much weight you need to loose and how fast and a diet low in carbs, eliminate simple carbs like glucose, fructose and sucrose and limit other carbs.Include whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables and limit intake of saturated fats and dont forget exercise regimen. ...Read more
Consider bariatric: Dietary changes alone for 6 months , expect 5% wt loss of 280# = 14#s. This is what diet will do for you at best: 14#s lost after 6 months of dieting. If you keep steady loss, it will take 3 years. If you do diet and behavioural changes: it may be 10-15%, so roughly 2 years. For what you are aiming (30%); bariatric surgery may be a realistic option. ...Read more
Why do I need a calorie deficit to lose 20 pounds if the calories needed to maintain my weight is the same whether I weigh 115 or 102 pounds?
Weight loss: Your caloric requirement is just a guess- the amount required for a 115 and 102 lb person is different, but not by a whole lot. The caloric deficit you will need to maintain to lose 20 lbs is way more than the piddly difference between the metabolic requirement. To lose 20 lbs in 6 months you will need a deficit of about 400 cal/day every day. ...Read more
Losing Weight: 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: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more
How can I gain 30 lbs and keep it? I have been trying to gain 30lbs for the last ten years and can not find a way to keep it.
The : The ideal weight gain rate for someone trying to do it healthily is a 1/2 lb to 2lb/ week which is between 2 lbs to 8 lbs a month. What is most important is how you gain the weight. A healthy diet and exercise is crucial for the development of lean muscle mass as opposed to just packing on fat. Junk food without exercise is not a good way to gain weight. Eating high calorie, but protein and nutrient rich foods such as nut butters, cheese, avocados, olive oil and nuts is a good way to start. You should talk to your doctor about a healthy diet and exercise plan to gain weight in the best way possible. Just like losing weight and keeping it off requires long term lifestyle and dietary changes, gaining weight and keeping it on requires similar changes. Good luck! ...Read more
Healthy lifestyle: Recommend that calories burned exceed calories in. Drinking at least 8 8 ounce glasses per day is important for both hydration and weight control. Try to get in whole foods (fiber) as well as 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Physical activity is essential. At least 8 hours of sleep per night helps. Aim for at least 30 minutes of aerobic activity at least 5 days per week ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i eat 1, 200 calories a day, should I exercise until i burn all 1, 200 calories off to lose weight or will your body go into starvation and stall?
Not necessary: Body needs some calories , to keep vital organs to function( the basal metabolic rate ) need 1500 cal. . Then it is like money in the banks , what you have , what you are putting and what you are taking. Brisk walk for 1/2 hr you will burn 200 cal , to get et rid of i lb of fat you need to burn 3500 cal . It not starvation hard work to burn reserve fat , not going to happen over night, work on it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Visualize how you’ll: Feel ; look when you’re at your best. 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. Get in a good mix of aerobic ; weight lifting exercises. ...Read more
Eat veggies. No fat: If only 20-60 pounds to lose, then focus on veggies, protein, and exercise. If more than 70 pounds, you will likely need to consider bariatric surgery. Either way, you need a long term transformation in the way you see food. Learn to love healthy food. Learn to be disgusted with greasy food and sugary food. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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