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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 go to the gym three times a week, I train my muscles too ofcourse! I want to eat healthy but I don't know exactly what to eat to get even fitter (?)

I go to the gym three times a week, I train my muscles too ofcourse! I want to eat healthy but I don't know exactly what to eat to get even fitter (?)

A variety of foods: Healthy diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and leafy lettuce (little or no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. Surely avoid sugar and simple starch calories. Eat some protein with each meal. ...Read more

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I am 330 pounds i need to loose weight were do I start what do I need to eat ?

I am 330 pounds i need to loose weight were do I start what do I need  to eat 

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What & How Much Key: First, weight daily, nothing on, after arising & bathroom, using a scale (reading out to 0.1 lb with very reproducible readings) & log every reading; you can’t learn from or control what you can’t quantify. Daily, track the small changes to see what works vs. Does not. Avoid sugars & carbs; though cheaper & widely promoted, we convert them to fat in our liver, thus obesity. Research: nusi.Org etc. ...Read more

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I want to lose 20 to 30lbs im 22, 178, and 5'5 how many calories should I be eating if i want to lose that weight? Also don't like to exercise at all..

I want to lose 20 to 30lbs im 22, 178, and 5'5 how many calories should I be eating if i want to lose that weight? Also don't like to exercise at all..

Couch potato? : You don't need to count calories and you do need to exercise. Couch potatoism encourages "junk" snacking. Eat only god made food and leave all the sugary stuff alone, including sweeteners like diet drinks. ...Read more

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What i need to eat to lose weight in 2 weeks for party?

What i need to eat to lose weight in 2 weeks for party?

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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I need to lose weight fast before may 29 i weight 150 and i want to weigt at least 125 but how can I lose all that weight?

I need to lose weight fast before may 29 i weight 150 and i want to weigt at least 125 but how can I lose all that weight?

Stop 2 Foods/Drinks: You can lose 7 in two weeks if you stop 2 of the bad foods/drinks you might be eating, here is the list: 1. Any drink with sugar-juice, soda, gatorade 2. Fast foods--mcd, bk et 3. Fried foods e 4. Skipping meals 5. Bad breakfasts 6 bad snacks- chips, cookies, candy 7. Large portions at dinner these are in order, so just pick the top 2 that apply to u and make better choices, & keep up the exercisin. ...Read more

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Im 21yrs old i want to start working out routine circuits but i don't want to lose weight im 95lbs. I want to gain an build muscle. Needs suggestions?

Im 21yrs old i want to start working out routine circuits but i don't want to lose weight im 95lbs. I want to gain an build muscle. Needs suggestions?

Increase calories : Building muscle while maintaing weight begins with increasing calories and hydration. You may want to think about adding protein supplements to your daily diet when you work out. Start with muscle building exercises with light weights. Standard exercises like push-ups and sit-ups also build muscle and are good beginning exercises. Hope this helps, if so, please vote or follow me, thanks! ...Read more

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I lost 20 pounds and don't want to gain it all back. How can I stay fit?

I lost 20 pounds and don't want to gain it all back. How can I stay fit?

Congratulations: I am sure it was hard work but you should feel good about your success. The key to not gaining the weight back will be awareness. Unfortunately your brain will try to get you to gain that weight back for a while. Fortunately, a little bit of attention (am i still hungry) and caution (stay with a healthy diet) and regular exercise should keep you at this weight. ...Read more

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I want to take up jogging to lose some weight. Should i?

I want to take up jogging to lose some weight. Should i?

Helps: But the real answer is diet. Get rid of all the "junk" especially the sweets and sweeteners. Eat only god made food. ...Read more

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I'm a footbal player and I need to put on weight for next season. I workout everyday trying to gain weight. Nothing seems to work. What can I do?

I'm a footbal player and I need to put on weight for next season. I workout everyday trying to gain weight. Nothing seems to work. What can I do?

You need high calori: -intake, especially protein. Weight training under a wt training AT-C, or a wt. Coach, protein supplement as needed. It takes hard work, dedication to attain muscle mass & strength. Also don't be discouraged as some are just not able 2 develop as 1 wants do 2 genetics. ...Read more

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So I weigh 240 and I want to lose weight safely and ideas from diets to workout I am open ready to get healthy?

So I weigh 240 and I want to lose weight safely and ideas  from diets to workout I am open ready to get healthy?

To Lose Weight: I commend you for being concerned about your Health! Write for yourself and speak out: “I do not want Risk of Heart disease, High blood pressure, Stroke, Diabetes, and Breathing problems” See a Psychiatrist for stress eating , and to overcome stresses of low self-esteem, relationships, separations, work and finances. See your Physician for Balanced Diet, type, duration and frequency of exercise. ...Read more

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I am a mesomorph i need help to keep motivation to lose weight?

I am a mesomorph i need help to keep motivation to lose weight?

Visualize how you: Will feel & look when your’e at your healthiest. Also, think about what the issue was that motivated you to to lose weight in the first place. Insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water/day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per/day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get. ...Read more

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I want to lose 60 pounds in3months! Will work out&better eating habits. Any advice? Is it possible? Programs I should join? I DONT CARE WHAT IT TAKES$

I want to lose 60 pounds in3months! Will work out&better eating habits. Any advice? Is it possible? Programs I should join? I DONT CARE WHAT IT TAKES$

Glad to help: B"sd you seem to be moving in the right direction. Evaluation of body shape in addition to weight can help in directing the need for hormonal/metabolic studies. Also, considerations for medications can be based on the findings. Where appropriate, metabolic therapies wil be very helpful. Use of weight loss meds per se also should be considered. http://www.drjessekrakauer.com/about.html ...Read more