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How can I lose weight on night shift?

How can I lose weight on night shift?

Requirements are: the same regardless of which shift you work. 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 > ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

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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What is the best food choices while working the night shift, tryin not to gain weight?

What is the best food choices while working the night shift, tryin not to gain weight?

Avoid sugar/starch: The healthiest way to eat is to stick with real food. If you only do one thing avoid sugar drinks of all kinds. Keep in mind that artificial sweeteners are just as bad as sugar (for different reasons). Look into the paleo approach to eating. ...Read more

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What is the best way to lose weight faster ? I am working at night and sleeping on the day..

What is the best way to lose weight faster ? I am working at night and sleeping on the day..

Faster?: There is no way that is healthy to lose weight "faster". Your goal should be to eat healthy foods, targeting a caloric intake which is less than what you are burning per day. The latter can be affected to your advantage when wanting to lose weight, by increasing your physical activity. Diet pills and supplements have many dangerous side effects to them. Avoid. ...Read more

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Lost 7 pounds of weight accidentally while on probiotic supplement for 4+months. Cant seem to gain weight. How to gain back the weight?

Lost 7 pounds of weight accidentally while on probiotic supplement for 4+months. Cant seem to gain weight. How to gain back the weight?

See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more

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How to lose weight in 24 hours?

How to lose weight in 24 hours?

No good reasons: There are no good reasons to lose weight in 24 hours. That time frame is too short. People lose weight through changes in their lifestyles over weeks, months, and years. If doing sports, overnight weight loss will cause weakness, usually due to mild dehydration and unbalanced minerals. A 24-hour fast, drinking just water or pedialyte, is ok in healthy people (but will feel weaker the next day). ...Read more

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Need to lose 50-80 pounds. What is a good way to start on the track to losing weight besides exercising every day?

Need to lose 50-80 pounds. What is a good way to start on the track to losing weight besides exercising every day?

Lower cal intake too: Take a year to lose the weight. Calories spent need to exceed intake by 500-750 calories daily. ...Read more

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End up eating wayyy over my daily goal. How can I stop this binging at night and stay motivated to lose this weight?

End up eating wayyy over my daily goal. How can I stop this binging at night and stay motivated to lose this weight?

Topamax (topiramate) : Topamax (topiramate) taken around suppertime can create a sensation of fullness that lasts overnight. I have also had success with Diethylpropion taken at 2pm in the extended release form. You may also wish to look into green coffee bean extract, raspberry ketones or ashwaganda. If you have amnesia for your night- time eating, see a sleep doc. Also consider a dietician and and psychotherapy for stress relief. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to loose weight in the slower metabolism crowd?

What approaches work best to loose weight in the slower metabolism crowd?

Exercise&diet: Exercise will boost your metabolism and combine that with limited calories in a well balanced diet that's the way to go and work harder and you will succeed. ...Read more

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How much weight do we lose in our sleep? I seem to lose 1 to 2 pounds when sleeping

How much weight do we lose in our sleep? I seem to lose 1 to 2 pounds when sleeping

Not a loss: How much you gained when you wake up . This not a weight loss this is body response to hormonal changes in the body while sleeping act some of it like diuretic you will gain some of it during the day.if you weight 150 lbs and you lose 2 lbs every night in one month you should be 100 lbs and that does not happen. Enjoy the transit fast acting weight lost while it last ...Read more

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How to lose weight in the right way?

It's about lifestyle: 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. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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I weigh 300 pounds and I decided to loose weight.Im walking and eating way less.Any tips to stay healthy in the weight loss proccess?

I weigh 300 pounds and I decided to loose weight.Im walking and eating way less.Any tips to stay healthy in the weight loss proccess?

Think long term!: Congrats on getting started on a life changing process! the key word is process. It takes time and patience. Don't get too caught up in the numbers. This is not a day to day process nor is it a week to week or even month to month process. You have to look at in terms of years. Set long term goals. As with any long term process you will have good days and bad days. Stay motivated and positive! ...Read more

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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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What to eat when trying to lose weight at 49?

What to eat when trying to lose weight at 49?

Not just your food : Kiss principle : keep it simple silly. Try to decrease carbohydrates, slightly smaller portions and add exercise on a consistent basis. Congratulations on your motivation on getting healthier. ...Read more

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How to lose weight and maintain that weight effectively?

How to lose weight and maintain that weight effectively?

Must stay in balance: Our bodies are in a simple state of balance. If we eat more calories than we use, we gain weight. If we eat fewer calories than we use, we lose weight. So, people who stay the same weight eat more than they use on some days, and less than they use on other days . . . But it averages out over time, so that they are eating & using the same number of calories. That's why their weights are maintained. ...Read more

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How to build muscles and lose weight at the gym?

How to build muscles and lose weight at the gym?

Check this: See: “bulking and cutting - a great way to gain muscle mass” at http://ezinearticles.Com/?Bulking-and-cutting---a-great-way-to-gain-muscle-mass;id=2647475. ...Read more

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How can the weight loss shots work?

How can the weight loss shots work?

Know your med: Weight loss shots can mean several different things. Phentermine is an approved medication that can be given in a IM form but sometimes it can just be vitamins. Clarify with your provider ...Read more

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I want to lose weight. I'm jogging and eating healthier. What's the ideal heart rate while at jogging to lose weight fast? How long each each session?

Congratulations: Congratulations on being motivated. I would suggest focusing on having fun while getting fit. Jog at a pace that makes you feel alive and vital. It should feel like you are making a solid effort, break a good sweat, but don't over-strain. Don't worry about heart rate, etc. Slow and steady weight loss is generally more sustainable than fast. Eat at least 5-8 servings of vegetables & fruits per day ...Read more