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How To Lose The Last Five Pounds
Patience: Stay the course of exercise and calorie control. Give your body's metabolism a chance to balance itself at your new lower weight. Try not to watch the scale too much. Keep your doctor involved in your weight management routine, asking her to measure you as well as weigh you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to lose the last few pounds after being a certain weight during a weight loss journey and the last few will not go away. I am 133 and wanting 130.
Weight loss: Stop focusing on weight as a number but rather on your health. In other words, eat right & exercise regularly, not to achieve a specific weight or clothing size but rather to improve your health. Also recall that skinny fat is not a good thing. In other words, you don't want to be a fat 130# but rather a muscular & fit 133#. Body mass index is good to start conversation but isn't final & only goal. ...Read more
Exercise: 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 exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.prohealth.com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.cfm ...Read more
What would be the easiest way to lose this last 5 pounds? Low carb. More cardio, im eating now about 1400 calories a day.
Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise 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
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'm 125 lbs but i would be happy to get down to 120 or 115. Any tips to lose these last few pounds?
A few ideas: Here are some ideas to discuss with your physician or dietician: 1. Decrease your intake of carbs (breads, cakes, cookies, cereals, rice, pasta, muffins, etc.) while increasing protein and fresh vegetables. 2. Move around more, play, run around, or do a little more enjoyable e x e r c i s e. ...Read more
Advice: 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. Be physically active with both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more
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