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Best weight loss program to lose 10 pounds in a month ?

Best weight loss program to lose 10 pounds in a month ?

Metabolic Balance: Metabolic balance will give results. Just do not overdo weight loss. Fast weight loss can too quickly release toxins stored in your fat and make you not feel good. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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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Is losing 25lbs in 3 mnths a reasonable or achievable weight loss goal?

Is losing 25lbs in 3 mnths a reasonable or achievable weight loss goal?

Yes: The answer depends on your baseline weight but in general a pace of 0.5-2 lbs/week is acceptable and achievable. The most important thing is how you are doing this. Make sure you stick to a program that you know you can maintain lifelong instead of falling for the fad diets/regimen. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What is a reasonable amount of weight gain per week after starting resistance/core/weight training program if diet remains same. Losing wt b4 now gain?

What is a reasonable amount of weight gain per week after starting resistance/core/weight training program if diet remains same. Losing wt b4 now gain?

Many variables : Not knowing your current weight, dietary macronutrient ratio, caloric intake, genetics or hormone ratios (very important in a 56 year old). It is common for resistance training to halt weight loss and in many cases to increase weight gain given the effects of resistance training on Insulin sensitivity and muscle development. See a nutritionist, sports physiologist or a sports medicine physician. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight in a week?

Can you lose weight in a week?

Yes: 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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Need help. Is 20lbs (unintentional) weight loss in a year a lot?

Need help. Is 20lbs (unintentional) weight loss in a year a lot?

Yes: If truly unintentional without any known change in diet or exercise habits, it should be discussed w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a reasonable amount of weight gain per week after starting weight training program if diet remains same? Muscle weighs more than fat....

Weighs the same: A pound of fat weighs the same as a pound of muscle. Fat is less dense, takes up more space. As you get leaner, clothes tend to get looser, even at the same weight. Add muscle mass to that and clothes may get snug, e.g. Broader shoulders, bigger biceps. Want weight gain? Will need to increase calories in, and/or decrease calories out. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight in a month?

Can you lose weight in a month?

Yes by diet: The foods you eat will have a major impact on your weight, but they are not the only factors. For detailed discussion of why people gain and lose weight, please my blog at www.Mdprevent.Blogspot.Com. Read "why you get fat" first and then "why you stay fat.". ...Read more

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How to lose weight in a week?

How to lose weight in a week?

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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Is there a healthy weight to lose 100 lbs?

Is there a healthy weight to lose 100 lbs?

Absolutely yes!: Take your time and be patient with the process. Losing a lot of weight will take time and you should likely plan on a few years to accomplish it. Track your calories daily and implement a daily exercise program - target for 30 minutes per day. Use a tracking program such as www.Choosemyplate.Gov to track both and it will help you identify healthy food choices and the right caloric intake. ...Read more

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What's a healthy amount of weight to lose in 3 months?

See below: There is no one answer to this question. It depends on your circumstances, age and other underlying medical conditions. It is usually safe to lose 1/4 pound per week. ...Read more

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Is a weight loss of 4kg in 3 months of chemotherapy a significant weight loss ?

Is a weight loss of 4kg in 3 months of chemotherapy a significant weight loss ?

4Kg in 3 months: Not pleasant but should be less of an issue as you continue to respond to the chemotherapy. If you have not yet discussed this with your doctor you should do so now. If you have a consult with another doctor would be OK. ...Read more

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What is a healthy amount of pregnancy weight gain per week or month?

What is a healthy amount of pregnancy weight gain per week or month?

WEIGHT GAIN: Total weight gain during pregnancy should be 20 lbs. So it can be at least more than 2 lbs / mo. ...Read more

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Does it a good strategy to lose five pounds in the first week of a weight management plan?

Does it a good strategy to lose five pounds in the first week of a weight management plan?

No: Healthy weight loss is generally considered to be weight lost at a rate of about 1 - 2 pounds/week. Weight is easier to keep off when lost at a slow and steady rate using a healthy diet and exercise regimen that can be sustained as a lifestyle, rather than a crash diet. The best diet is one that you can stay on and maintain for life. ...Read more

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How to lose weight in a month that is 4kgs?

How to lose weight in a month that is 4kgs?

See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/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. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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How do I handle a weight loss plateau in a good program of diet and exercise? Sometimes my weight does not change for more than a week.

How do I handle a weight loss plateau in a good program of diet and exercise? Sometimes my weight does not change for more than a week.

Focus on other goals: There are many ways to define success when trying to reshape your body. These include how your clothes fit, how you feel, and what number is displayed by the scale. Btw, the most healthy way to loss weight is slowly. You should not loss more than a pound/week anyway. I recommend weighing yourself once/week at the same time and day. It sounds like you are doing great. Keep up the good work. ...Read more

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Will eating 500 calories less a day lead to a one pound weight loss per week?

Will eating 500 calories less a day lead to a one pound weight loss per week?

Yes but...: Only if you look at it as a math equation. In truth, there are many other factors to consider, such as your activity level, and hormone status. Also, you may loose muscle as well as fat if all you do is cut the calories. ...Read more

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What's the average healthy weight a person can loose per week on GI bites or weight watchers and exercise 3 times a week?

What's the average  healthy weight a person can loose per week on GI bites or weight watchers and exercise 3 times a week?

One to two : I would plan on losing one to two pounds a week on your regimen. Any more than this requires extreme measures which are not sustainable long term. You seem permanent behavior change, so moderation is key! Try this physician developed and research proven behavior change software which will give you additional support 2 weight watchers at www.personalmedicineplus.com use 0008 for coupon code! ...Read more

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How many pounds of fat can a 12 stone male lose in a week through dieting alone, without exercise. Pounds of fat specifically not muscle loss?

How many pounds of fat can a 12 stone male lose in a week through dieting alone, without exercise. Pounds of fat specifically not muscle loss?

Wt lose per wk with: How much Fat Wt loss can I lose a week. ANS: depends on calorie intake. Starvation will do about 7 lbs a week. Faster in early starvation that later. Read Ancel Keys: The Physiology of Starvation for the best research ever done on this. See my tip on how to do DASH Diet as better than starvation. ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski
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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