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I Really Want To Lose Some Weight What Are Some Subtle Changes I Can Make
Lots of little thing: You are on the right track. Small subtle changes can be sustained, resulting in slow, steady results that can be maintained for a lifetime. Look at your diet for "mistakes". It is usually portion size or snacking. Sometimes, a food diary can help you identify changes. Plus, exercise a little more. The goal should be 0.5# lost/week. That's only 250 less calories/day. You can do it. ...Read more
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
Eat less, exercise: It's been shown time and again that increasing your activity throughout the day can be as effective as a dedicated block of exercise all at once. A step counter helps- just add 1000 steps to your baseline. A healthy diet with portion control will help. Count calories, keep a food journal, eat quality foods and don't snack- stay away from junk food. Don't skip meals. ...Read more
First calorie count: add the amounts of all the ingredients. Vegetables are about zero. Fat is quite high per volume. Second, portion size. We habitually eat the total amt on plate. Third habits/cues. Fat people don't eat due to hunger but due to other features. Find which are relevant, avoid/substitute/change http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ details this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exercise: The only way to lose weight is to use more calories than you ingest. If you do not change diet, then you need to burn more calories. It is very simple math. You will be surprised , however, to see how much exercise it takes to offset consumed calories. Best is to modify diet and increase exercise. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pants size, not wt. : U basically need to burn more calories than you take in. Increase your exercise, choose healthier, less-caloric foods and drinks. A lot of hidden calories in juices and alcohol. Nice thing is that if u build more muscle you will even burn more calories while you sleep! and don"t focus too much on weight. Muscle weighs more than fat but that's ok--its good weight ! focus on clothing size. ...Read more
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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