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I am over weight. I love to eat but i want to lose weight?

I am over weight. I love to eat but i want to lose weight?

Exercise&diet: You need daily exercises and to reduce intake of calories. You may want to use high fiber diet. ...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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I am trying to lose fat and gain muscle.. How do I keep from getting underweight?

I am trying to lose fat and gain muscle.. How do I keep from getting underweight?

Resistance training: If you remain aerobically fit and also do some resistance training for all muscle groups, you'll get what you want. If your body looks and feels right to you and you're keeping up in sports, don't worry about numbers -- the track team is largely "underweight". Creatine is also worth considering. Very glad you're involved with fitness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I want to lose belly fat and I exercise and eat healthy but I lose weight but not belly fat?

I want to lose belly fat and I exercise and eat healthy but I lose weight but not belly fat?

Work the core: You can exercise with specific intent placed on working your abdominal area, such as ab crunches and sit-ups etc, so you will get the most out of your exercise routine, geared specifically to the body part you would like to work on. Do not get discouraged as this may take some time and you will eventually see the rewards to health eating and exercise. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Sir I am pure vegetarian and I want to gain weight and muscle. How can I gain wweight economically?

Sir I am pure vegetarian and I want to gain weight and muscle.  How can I gain wweight economically?

For muscle : Drink protein shakes during day. As well as higher protein snacks. Nuts and beans should be consumed through day. Remember without exercise. Your gains will be minimal. This will add wt and muscle mass. Speak to a plant eater to help you set up full diet ...Read more

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I want to cut carbs. But i don't want to lose weight. How can I reduce my carb intake without losing so much weight?

I want to cut carbs. But i don't want to lose weight. How can I reduce my carb intake without losing so much weight?

Increase fat intake: If you cut back on carbs and don't want to lose weight, increase your fat intake, only healthy fats of course but things like coconut oil, avocado, chia seeds, tahini will help you with weight. ...Read more

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I am trying to lose weight but I do not eat vegetables and fruits. How can I lose weight?

I am trying to lose weight but I do not eat vegetables and fruits. How can I lose weight?

Exercise: Try a no carb breakfast and low fat lunch and dinner plus exercise such as seen here:this is the workout i used to lose weight, plus about 3-4 miles of jogging per week. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=al65x5mt4ge&feature=youtube_gdata_player. ...Read more

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Am so skinny. What can I do to gain weight and fat naturally. ?

Am so skinny. What can I do to gain weight and fat naturally. ?

Eat more: Seriously! gaining weight is opposite of losing it eg energy surplus vs deficit. Body builders, athletes, even actors who need to gain muscle can eat upwards of 10, 000kcal/d. Of course, you want to exercise, too, as getting fat for the sake of not being skinny isn't healthy. But before you pick up a fork, check out http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/ to determine right weight for heigh. ...Read more

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I don't want to lose weight as I am underweight. Been skipping, can it helps to lose belly fat eventually?

I don't want to lose weight as I am underweight. Been skipping, can it helps to lose belly fat eventually?

Yes: All forms exercise can help you eventually lose belly fat, however if you are underwt I can't imagine that you have much belly fat! I hope you are not trying to look like the thin models in pictures that have no fat at all! Sometimes there's a little skin on the belly and when we sit down it bulges and we mistake that for fat! It's skin! Just follow a sensible balanced diet and exercise! :) ...Read more

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What should I do to gain weight and gain fat fast?

What should I do to gain weight and gain fat fast?

Don't go too fast. : Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil. ...Read more

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What exercises should I do to lose weight and lose fat on my tummy?

What exercises should I do to lose weight and lose fat on my tummy?

Abdominal exercise: While sit-ups can increase abdominal muscle mass they will only minimially help you loose stomach fat, if any. To loose adipose tissue work on a cardio mix (walking, running, biking, swimming, circuit training, etc - mix it up). Keep in mind that you can not target one specific area of the body to loose weight, and over time the adipose will decrease in many areas of your body (stomach included). ...Read more

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I am trying to gain weight and I need help wit gain weight?

I am trying to gain weight  and I need help wit gain weight?

See a doctor: Often people who are trying to gain wait have as much or more of a challenge than those trying to lose weight. If you are eating plenty of food & not gaining you may have a medical condition such as hyperthyroidism, malabsorption or gluten intolerance. It would be wise to have an evaluation by a qualified doctor to assess why you are having difficulties. ...Read more

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If I am now 310lbs and need to lose 150 lbs. How many calories should I eat to lose weight?

If I am now 310lbs and need to lose 150 lbs. How many calories should I eat to lose weight?

Calories Wrong Focus: Calories are a unit of heat as measured in a calorie meter, i.e. Calorimeter, look up on wikipedia. Our bodies are not calorimeters but very complex engineered vehicles driven by a complex soul & mind which responds to different foods in complex & different ways. Study: "how the government makes you fat", "stossel debunking food myths", "taubes why we get fat", fatchance.Html, nusi.Org, etc. ...Read more

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I am about 2 pounds over weight. What foods and excersies can I do and eat to lose weight?

I am about 2 pounds over weight. What foods and excersies can I do and eat to lose weight?

What to do.: 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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Will i need to eat fat when trying to gain muscle and lose weight?

Will i need to eat fat when trying to gain muscle and lose weight?

No: The body will get the energy it needs without specifically eating more fat. Need to ensure you are getting appropriate protein intake to build muscle optimally. Overall, need to use more calories than you take in- ideally as a combination of reduced/adjusted dietary intake and increased aerobic exercise and weight training. ...Read more

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If I lose weight will I also lose my breasts?

If I lose weight will I also lose my breasts?

Adipose tissue: Unfortunately, yes. Breasts are composed predominately of fatty tissue, and if you lose a considerable amount of weigh, your body fat content will diminish, and you may experience a decrease in breast size. If this is a becomes a major issue, you may consider breast augmentation as a remedy. If you are obese, then losing weight is certainly worth the effort, as you will be healthier with less fat. ...Read more

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How to lose weight if i need my anxiety/dep. Pills and they cause weight gain? I need to lose but i don't want to lose vitamins/nutrients by dieting.

How to lose weight if i need my anxiety/dep. Pills and they cause weight gain? I need to lose but i don't want to lose vitamins/nutrients by dieting.

Nutritarian Diet: Dr. Joel fuhrman's nutritarian diet (http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht) can help you lose weight while providing good nutrition. I advise all dieters to take a good multivitamin as well. Exercise will help lose weight & reduce anxiety. There are many good alternatives to drugs for anxiety/dep: counseling, meditation, eft, 5-htp, homeopathy, herbs, magnesium, b complex etc. A holistic practitioner can help. ...Read more

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I am skinny but I have a fat tummy.... Otherwise I am healthy and i want to lose weight but not gain abs.... Help! ?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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Im always hungry and i don't want to exercise. But i want to lose ten pounds. Whats the best, quickest, and healthiest way to lose weight.

Im always hungry and i don't want to exercise. But i want to lose ten pounds. Whats the best, quickest, and healthiest way to lose weight.

Craving vs hunger: Make sure your hunger is true hunger first. If you say you are hungry, but your stomach isn't grumbling or growling, you aren't hungry, you are craving. The purest way to know if you are truly hungry is to talk to your stomach first and see if it is grumbling gnawing or growling. Consult physician or registered dietitian to determine basal metabolic rate and see best weight loss strategy for you. ...Read more

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How to lose weight. I eat well and am decently active. However I just can't seem to lose weight. Any ideas?

How to lose weight.  I eat well and am decently active.  However I just can't seem to lose weight. Any ideas?

Appetite Suppresants: First know your appropriate weight. You may be at your appropriate weight. For overweight patients who have having trouble losing weight, it may be due to an imbalance between calories ingested and calories expended in exercise. Keep a diet and activity log, this can help determine if this is the cause. Good Luck. ...Read more