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How To Lose 5 Pounds In 1 Week
Way too fast a rate: of loss. Slow & steady wins the race. 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
In order to lose a pound a week how many steps should one walk a day... Being 5"6 female and now 186lbs...
Calories adjusted: Traditionally, its suggested that to lose one pound you have to cut back eating 500 calories a day(3500 in a week) however, as you note, exercise is a critical aspect. Walking is a great way to be active, ; the mantra of "!0, 000 steps" a day can get you there. But it is not exact.Find the balance of eating sensibly and exercising regularly as a way of life. Losing weight slowly as described is good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if I am 180 pounds, 5'4 (female), 17 years old. Can i lose 10 pounds in one week?
First - would: ask if you are over-weight? If you have normal weight - losing just to be skinny is often not the best idea. Second - concerned that you want to lose this much weight over such a brief period of time. If weight loss indicated would not recommend more than 2 pound per week average (except when sanctioned by your doctor). ...Read more
Nutrisystem ads claim lose 5 pounds in one week. What is actually being lost: fat, water, or muscle tissue?
Weight loss claims: When one of the thousands of weight loss products puts out an ad claiming a patient will lose 5 or more pounds in one week, a doctor usually thinks "pounds sterling" or "British pounds", as in money. It's marketing. It's advertising. To lose > 5 pounds a week (it would be fat plus its related water), one can exercise all day and limit intake to 1000 calories a day... but it is not healthy to do. ...Read more
Diet AND exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 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 2 more doctor answers
Weight loss: Eating 5000 calories equals gaining one pound of body wight. We burn about 1500 calories per day with normal activities. To lose 5 pounds in a week would be only temporary water weight loss and is unhealthy too. Jogging for 30 minutes equals only about 250 calories burned. You would have to jog all day and eat nothing. Not a good idea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I keep losing weight a little too quickly. Probably an average of five pounds a week. Will this be bad for my health?
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