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Doctor insights on: Is Cycling 20 Miles A Day To Lose Weight

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Would biking at 5.9 miles per hour on a 2.0 incline be enough to maintain weight loss?

Would biking at 5.9 miles per hour on a 2.0 incline be enough to maintain weight loss?

How long: The intensity of exercise certainly seems sufficient to maintain weight loss. Not sure about how long you are doing. Generally, i recommend at least 150 minutes a week of moderately vigorous exercise. Because everyone varies, i suggest that the intensity of exercise be high enough that people feel breathless enough that they cannot carry on a conversation, and that they perspire. ...Read more

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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 running good to lose weight for atleast 20 min everyday?

Is running good to lose weight for atleast 20 min everyday?

Long distance: Jogging, while not recommended by many because of the potential orthopedic problems, is possibly one of the best methods of losing fat. Low resistance, high repeititon, and long duration large muscle use burns calories while not bulking muscle. Twenty minutes may not be long enough to get to "fat burning" and if you use this method it should be at least 40-60 min 3x/week. ...Read more

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Can you help? Could running 1 mile (100 calories) per day be a productive way to lose weight?

Can you help? Could running 1 mile (100 calories) per day be a productive way to lose weight?

Depends: Losing weight usually requires making changes in what and how much you eat. Being active helps, but burning an extra 100 calories/day probably won't make much difference. Though, it might prevent you from gaining more weight. If you're not used to exercising, start small with the idea that you'll gradually increase the intensity or duration of the activity. It's a good habit to get into. ...Read more

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Can walking a mile every day good for weight loss?

Can walking a mile every day good for weight loss?

That will help. It: Will burn approximately 100 calories & there is 3, 500 calories per pound. To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbs. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercizes. ...Read more

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If i burn 900 calories by brisk walking everyday for 9 miles in 3 hours, how much weight will i lose in a week ?

If i burn 900 calories by brisk walking everyday for 9 miles in 3 hours, how much weight will i lose in a week ?

Almost 2 pounds: If you actually lost 900 calories as you say- 7 days a week....900 times 7 = 6300 calories 7000 calories is two pounds. So you would lose close to two pounds. ...Read more

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Will I lose weight by consuming 700 calories per day and doing cardio for an hour a day?

Will I lose weight by consuming 700 calories per day and doing cardio for an hour a day?

Not healthy!: Eating too few calories may cause your body to actually lose muscle. Also, doing that much cardio on a very low calorie diet can be dangerous. Please make sure you are eating enough calories to properly fuel your body in a healthy manner. ...Read more

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Is it possible to reverse prehypertension and stop taking meds? 6'3" 234lbs. Running 7-8miles a week and eating 1, 400 cals a day to drop weight.

Is it possible to reverse prehypertension and stop taking meds?  6'3" 234lbs. Running 7-8miles a week and eating 1, 400 cals a day to drop weight.

Yes: Yes, you can. I see a patient achieve this every month. Good luck! please contact me if you need guidance on this important journey. ...Read more

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Is a run or long walk enough cardio in a day if i'm trying to lose weight?

Is a run or long walk enough cardio in a day if i'm trying to lose weight?

Depends on caloric: Intake ; desired rate of loss. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Cal burned must > cal consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site determines cal burned for > 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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I'm trying to lose weight I do 900 calorie burn at boot camp 4 days a week is that enough exercise in a week.Or should I add an extra day. ?

I'm trying to lose weight I do 900 calorie burn at boot camp 4 days a week is that enough exercise in a week.Or should I add an extra day. ?

Katz book: Disease proof by david katz, md is a good book for overall health. It contains lots of useful information about the way we eat and is written very clearly. Focus more on health and lab results than the number on the scale. Walking can be a great benefit also. You can do it. 900 calories a day is very little intake. Go slow and be careful. See doc. ...Read more

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Could a teenager lose weight in 8 weeks by running on a treadmill each day?

Sure: In theory the answer is yes. Weight loss happens when energy expended (i.e. Calories burned) supersedes energy taken in (i.e. Calories eaten). With the right diet and enough exercise a teenager could definitely lose weight. Of course there are healthy and unhealthy rates of weight loss so this should be discussed with your teen's doctor. ...Read more

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Will i lose weight with intermittent fasting while eating 1200cl a day? Want to loss at least 30lbs by summer 5'3 217lbs

Will i lose weight with intermittent fasting while eating 1200cl a day? Want to loss at least 30lbs by summer 5'3 217lbs

Not a good plan: Intermittent fasting may not be a good plan, because every time you do that, you slow your metabolism. You want to increase muscle also -- not lose it as you can through fasting. Muscle burns more calories to maintain, than fat does. Working with a nutritionist and trainer (they could be the same person) can help you develop an individualized program to lose the weight. ...Read more

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Does jogging twice a day help in weight loss?

Does jogging twice a day help in weight loss?

Yes: Of course! any type of cardio workout can help with weight loss. ...Read more

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5'1, 165lbs, goal is 150.I eat 1500cal a day & burn off 350cal, 6 days a wk on treadmill. Will this lead to successful weight loss? Rate of weight loss?

5'1, 165lbs, goal is 150.I eat 1500cal a day & burn off 350cal, 6 days a wk on treadmill. Will this lead to successful weight loss?  Rate of weight loss?

Weight loss: Burning off 350 calories 6 days a week is 2100 calories a week. A pound of fat is 3500 calories. But, the real benefit of aerobic exercise is that you are burning calories at a higher rate for roughly 4-6 hours after stopping exercise. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm overweight at 240 and I want to lose 60 pounds. Will speed walking/jogging on a treadmill 3 miles a day 7 days a week be effective?

I'm overweight at 240 and I want to lose 60 pounds. Will speed walking/jogging on a treadmill 3 miles a day 7 days a week be effective?

Yes but be sure 2--: -watch your diet. You will loose weight on such a program but also you will build up muscle mass which is heavier than fat. The pounds will drop slowly, just don't increase your dietary intake & don't get discouraged. 2 years is a good goal 4 60#s. If you are just starting ease into it over a few weeks, a stress fracture can develop if you just start whole hog. Patience and consistency R needed. ...Read more

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If im 141 lbs and want to lose around 20 lbs ,how can i lose visible amount of weight in a month?Running every day for 30 min?

If im 141 lbs and want to lose around 20 lbs ,how can i lose visible amount of weight in a month?Running every day for 30 min?

Too much to lose: in the time you have stated. It is not a good idea to try to lose 20 pounds in a month. You may not lose that much even if you starved yourself. A better goal is about one pound in a week. You need to exercise and reduce your intake of food. It would be prudent to consult your doctor so that you do not become deficient in essential nutrients. ...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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If I ate 1,000 calories a day to lose weight , and now I start eating around 1,060 calories a day will I gain weight?

If I ate 1,000 calories a day to lose weight , and now I start eating around 1,060 calories a day will I gain weight?

Don't count calories: Counting calories is not the answer! The quality of the food you eat and physical activity is more important. You can lose weight and be fatter while gaining weight and be leaner. Limit sugar from your diet, include lean meats (grain fed, free range, no antibiotics), eliminate processed food and include health sources of fat (no trans). And exercise! ...Read more

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Might i lose 20 pounds through walking on a treadmill?

Might i lose 20 pounds through walking on a treadmill?

Weight loss.: Cardiovascular exercise, including walking on a treadmill, will help you lose weight, yes. You should enact a weight loss relevant nutrition plan as well. ...Read more

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