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I need a way to lose weight quickly without going the gym. Is there any diets or workouts i can do at home?

I need  a way to lose weight quickly without going the gym. Is there any diets or workouts i can do at home?

Yes and no: Fast weight loss is usually very temporary, very easy to regain. A lifestyle change is in order, that balances the types of nutrients and calories with exercise (at gym or not).

Nothing is free: weight, food and exercise are the only true parameters of weight stabilization. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Is it possible for me to lose weight using a Pilates power gym?

Is it possible for me to lose weight using a Pilates power gym?

That exercise: Can help to contribute to a weight loss program. 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. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight without going to the gym?

Can you lose weight without going to the gym?

Short answer, yes: Restricting caloric intake always works. It's just so hard to do.
Most people do better with a balanced diet, perhaps with less carbohydrates and more protein than usual 'healthy diets' (think South Beach Diet or slow carb diets). You will be better off doing both the diet and exercise, especially resistance (weight lifting) training. Increase your muscle mass (even a few %) and its easier... ...Read more

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How do I lose weight without going to the gym?

How do I lose weight without going to the gym?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit)
nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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How often should I go to the gym to lose weight?

How often should I go to the gym to lose weight?

Why not work with a: Trainer to develop a customized plan for you. I don't know if you only weight train at the gym or if you do all your cardio work there too. ...Read more

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Why would you need to join a gym to lose weight?

Why would you  need to join a gym to lose weight?

Don't have to: We recommend you joining a gym because there are trainers there who can show you how to properly use a machine or design a program for you. However, as long as you increase your physical activity (walking, swimming...) you do not need to join a gym to lose weight. ...Read more

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What's the best exercises to lose weight in a gym?

What's the best exercises to lose weight in a gym?

A combination of: Cardio ; weight training. Muscle burns a lot more calories than fat. This combo will also help to increase your metabolic rate. Have a trainer teach you to do each exercise correctly. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight by not going to the gym? What can I do?

How can I lose weight by not going to the gym? What can I do?

Exercise at home ...: Or outside. Housework and yard work can be turned into exercise if you get your heart rate up. Or go for walks. Exercise will help, but to be successful at losing weight it's important to change eating habits too, like cutting down on portion sizes, eating regularly throughout the day, and eating only until satisfied. Eat foods that will fill you up without a lot of calories, like whole grains. ...Read more

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I'm wondering is going to the gym and eating heathier a good way to lose weight?

I'm wondering is going to the gym and eating heathier a good way to lose weight?

Yes. Do it slowly by: Not rushing into losing too much too soon, as you might not be able to maintain it then.
Believe in yourself in doing it, as nothing is impossible. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm joining the gym. Is there any specific thing i need to buy for at home workouts to lose weight as well?

I'm joining the gym. Is there any specific thing i need to buy for at home workouts to lose weight as well?

Insure that: you have the right foot support. A pedorthist can help you select proper shoes for exercising. ...Read more

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Tried everything to lose weight with no luck, i stuck to nomore than 900cals a day & gym every other day, did not lose weight, stopped & put it on!

Too few calories: 900 calories is too few. You are like an anorexic and your body goes into starvation mode and slows down your metabolism. You need to eat at least 1200 calories a day divided into three meals of 400 calories each. Going to the gym is great- keep it up, but you must eat a reasonable amount of calories in order for your body not to reduce its metabolism to a very low rate and halt weight loss. ...Read more

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I started my diet almost a month. I weight 288. Is there any fast and easier way to lose weight? I go to the gym everyday. What can I eat? Any tips?

I started my diet almost a month. I weight 288. Is there any fast and easier way to lose weight? I go to the gym everyday. What can I eat? Any tips?

Carbs most commonly: stored as fat, medium chain triglyceride fats least likely. Study: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1578470, https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6640677, https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6640643, https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6637761, https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6630670, https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6609774 & I pray for your success. ...Read more

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I had an apendicectomy 10 days ago and I've lost some weight (I lift weights at gym) and I feel thin now. So my question,is it normal to lose weight?

I had an apendicectomy 10 days ago and I've lost some weight (I lift weights at gym) and I feel thin now. So my question,is it normal to lose weight?

Yes: Even after relatively minor abdominal surgery (I presume you had a laparoscopic appendectomy) your digestive tract/appetite/bowel function is disrupted. Many people just don't feel like eating for a few days. Eat as much as you are comfortable with and notice when your bowel function returns to normal. You may need a little extra of your usual healthy diet to slowly regain to your desired weight. ...Read more

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Hey! I want to lose weight. I'm 19, 5'8 tall, 86 kgs. Ready to workout(except gym pls) and diet as much as possible. Can u prepare a routine? Thanks!!

Hey! I want to lose weight. I'm 19, 5'8 tall, 86 kgs. Ready to workout(except gym pls) and diet as much as possible. Can u prepare a routine? Thanks!!

BodyFat 95% food not: exercise. Study: http://www.bmj.com/company/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/exercise-myth.pdf, http://bestpractice.bmj.com/best-practice/pdf/patient-summaries/556120.pdf, http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2015/05/07/bjsports-2015-094911.full, http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/apr/22/obesity-owes-more-to-bad-diet-than-lack-of-exercise-say-doctors & my answers on HealthTap.com ...Read more

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How can I lose weight without going to gym?

How can I lose weight without going to gym?

There are many: forms of activity that you can engage in without going to the gym. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. running, swimming, Nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, dancing, hiking, etc.) Calories burned must > calories consumed. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to lose weight at the gym?

What approaches work best to lose weight at the gym?

Eat less and exercis: In addition to regular exxercise you must eat less if you want to lose weight. Avoid calorie rich foods like fats(friend foods are a no no) and refined sugars. Eat plenty of fruits, veggies and protein rich foods like eggs, fish, nuts and low fat dairy products(milk, cheese and yogurt). ...Read more

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Is there a way to lose weight at the gym without much cardio?

Yes: No disrespect intended. Go there instead of eating. Talk to the people there are food choices, and learning to recognize when you are really hungry rather than when you simply eat to gratify other emotions or for fun. You'll lose weight and keep it off when, and only when, the way you think about food comes into line with a healthy fitness lifestyle. Most folks never accomplish this, but you can. ...Read more