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Is carb cycling (2 high carb day followed by 1 low carb day) long term safe for someone who is athletic and don't need to lose weight ?

Is carb cycling (2 high carb day followed by 1 low carb day) long term safe for someone who is athletic and don't need to lose weight ?

Depends what type of: exercising you are doing? High intensity, triathlon, marathon, or short burst, walking, running, sprinting? If you are a long, term high intensity runner, triathlon, you need to have more calories (carbs) before hand to not burn up (or consume) your muscles as fuel instead of the carbs. If you just do mild exercising (nothing long distance), it will be safer. Moderation is key! ...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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Hi docs, would i lose weight if i exercised cycling daily for 15 minutes?

Hi docs, would i lose weight if i exercised cycling daily for 15 minutes?

If all other factors: Remained the same and calories burned exceeded calories consumed you would lose weight. But without dietary changes you would lose at a very slow pace. ...Read more

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What's to be expected? Might walking and cycling on my exercise bike help me lose weight?

What's to be expected? Might walking and cycling on my exercise bike help me lose weight?

Cardio Mix: If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to eat once a day to lose weight?

Is it recommended to eat once a day to lose weight?

No: By skipping meals, your body will go into a starvation type of slow metabolism that will make it harder to lose weight. More frequent small meals, cutting back on calories, coupled with vigorous exercise is the key to losing weight. If you eat 750 calories less than you burn each day you should lose 1-1/2 pounds per week. ...Read more

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Please tell how much cardio should I do a day to lose weight?

Please tell how much cardio should I do a day to lose weight?

Exercise: Start slow with 15 minutes of walking every day, and add a minute every day after two weeks. What are your goals? Consider a trainer. Fitness is a combination of cardio, strength and flexibility. For weight loss it should be an hour a day. ...Read more

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For what length of time do I need to go on the exercise bike a day to lose weight ?

For what length of time do I need to go on the exercise bike a day to lose weight ?

That depends: That is variable. Here are two articles who can help to hone down the answer depending on things like your weight, speed, type of bike etc. http://www.livestrong.com/article/92215-bicycling-exercise/#ixzz2xw6cvpaw & http://www.Nutristrategy.Com/caloriesburnedcycling.Htm. ...Read more

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How long should I exercise per day to lose weight? & how many times per week should I exercise to lose weight?

How long should I exercise per day to lose weight? & how many times per week should I exercise to lose weight?

Exercise: Recommend that calories burned exceed calories in. Drinking at least 8 8 ounce glasses per day is important for both hydration and weight control. Try to get in whole foods (fiber) as well as 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Physical activity is essential. At least 8 hours of sleep per night helps. Aim for at least 30 minutes of aerobic activity at least 5 days per week ...Read more

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Do I need to be constantly exercising all through the day to lose weight? I figure I could do some repetition exercises but not all day.

Do I need to be constantly exercising all through the day to lose weight? I figure I could do some repetition exercises but not all day.

No...: It is important to add regular exercise, but to be "constantly exercising all through the day" is not only unnecessary but likely an unhealthy habit. To lose weight you need to manage your diet, your exercise, your sleep, your stress levels. Find a form of exercise you enjoy that you will stick with - yoga, jogging, circuit training... it will be of great benefit to your well-being all around ...Read more

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Grams of sugar per day to lose weight?

Grams of sugar per day to lose weight?

It isn't that simple: Look at junk carbs, sugar, fat, total calories ; physical activity. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities:. ...Read more