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Doctor insights on: How To Lose Weight Without Bulking Up Cardio

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Is it possible for me to lose weight without cardio training?

Is it possible for me to lose weight without cardio training?

Yes, but: Without aerobic activity it will be more difficult. 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:. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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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 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

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I want to lose atleast 50lbs. What are the best workouts to lose weight. Not toning but cardio. I want to shed lbs. ?

I want to lose atleast 50lbs. What are the best workouts to lose weight. Not toning but cardio. I want to shed lbs. ?

Weight loss: Simply burning more calories than you take in will result in weight loss so exercise alone will not get you to your goal. ...Read more

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Please tell how much cardio should I do a day to lose weight?

Please tell how much cardio should I do a day to lose weight?

Exercise: Start slow with 15 minutes of walking every day, and add a minute every day after two weeks. What are your goals? Consider a trainer. Fitness is a combination of cardio, strength and flexibility. For weight loss it should be an hour a day. ...Read more

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What are some very effective cardio exercises to lose weight?

Fast walk: Cardio to lose weight: walk, fast walk, jog , run, bike, ex.Bike, spin class, stair master , elliptical , aerobics class , swim etc... Just get started. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I am 5'4" and 193 pounds. I lift weights a lot and try to eat wise. Even with the cardio I do why can't i lose weight ?

I am 5'4" and 193 pounds. I lift weights a lot and try to eat wise. Even with the cardio I do why can't i lose weight ?

Time for hard work: You're doing the right things and beyond continuing to count calories and work as hard as you can with cardio, it's time for you really to educate yourself about eating, fitness, and weight management. A good book, some time with a registered dietician, and if you're not successful in a year, a talk with a surgeon about bariatric surgery are all in order for your long-term health. Stay proactive. ...Read more

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If a individual wishes to lose weight / body fat then should you do cardio before weights or after weights?

If a individual wishes to lose weight / body fat then should you do cardio before weights or after weights?

Cardio exercise: Doing cardio is a great way to lose weight and you do not have to lift weights in order to lose weight. In fact, lifting weights generally builds muscle and that can actually add some weight. However, this isn't necessarily bad because you are replacing fat with muscle. I prefer cardio first and if you have extra time you can lift weights. ...Read more

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How many times a week should you strength train, and do cardio? Should you do both together, to lose weight?

Workout schedule: Strength training requires a break of a day for muscles to heal, but you can alternate muscle groups to be able to train daily. You can do cardio daily. ...Read more