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How long should I jog or swim to lose weight?

How long should I jog or swim to lose weight?

Diet as well.: You really need a healthy diet that has fewer carbohydrates and fats and increased reliance on vegetables to lose weight effectively. Jogging and swimming can burn between 100 cal a mile to five or 600 cal an hour when swimming. 3500 cal is equal to 1 pound of fat so you can see it takes a lot of exercise. You need to work on diet as well. ...Read more

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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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Long time was not motivated to lose weight . Now I am don't know what changed, but want to stay motivated. How can I help myself when scale is stuck?

Long time was not motivated to lose weight . Now I am   don't know what changed, but want to stay motivated. How can I help myself when scale is stuck?

Losing weight: Here is just one approach. First, congratulate yourself for losing some weight. When your scale gets stuck, as it will, focus on the other aspects of being healthy: 0 - 5 - 10 - 30 - 150. The rule for living healthy is 0 cigarettes, 5 servings of fruits & vegetables a day, relaxing for at least 10 minutes a day, getting your bmi < 30 (which you're doing), and getting 150 minutes of exercise/week. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Eat moderate portions
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Eat a balanced diet
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Minimize or avoid junk food
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Avoid fast food
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I want to lose weight....At least 14 lbs for short time. What should I do? My current weight is 145 lbs and I am 5.3 ft

I want to lose weight....At least 14 lbs for short time. What should I do? My current weight is 145 lbs and I am 5.3 ft

Reassess priorities: You need to reassess your priorities. You are minimally overweight (if at all) why do you need to lose weight only for a short time. Concentrate on health and fitness and less on a number and appearence. ...Read more

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How can I get back to exercising after a long time in order to lose weight?

How can I get back to exercising after a long time in order to lose weight?

Slowly: If you have ongoing medical problems then you need to check with your doctor before starting an exercise program. If you do not have problems then start very slowly. For example, if you want to start a walking program start walking 5-10 minutes every other day. Every two weeks or so you could increase the time by 5 minutes. Increasing slowly will prevent injuries and keep you encouraged. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Keep track of everything you eat
Daily
Start aerobic exercise
30 Min, Daily, forever
Increase exercise as tolerated
60 Min, Once, forever
Early on, visit your primary care physician to check general health
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How long can I lose weight by not eating?

How long can I lose weight by not eating?

You need to eat: You need to eat at least 3 times a day. If you really exercise then need to eat more small meals per day, specially a good protein drink-smoothie 1 hr before and after exercise (to provide glycogen- energy and protein for muscle), and hydrate during exercise. Need health protein, fruits (carbohydrate), salads and a positve mental attitude. ...Read more

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I decided to lose weight. I'm currently at 181and i want to get down to 145 to 150. How long would it take?

I decided to lose weight. I'm currently at 181and i want to get down to 145 to 150. How long would it take?

Think Math: At 181, your current maintenance required calories is about 12 calories per pound or 2170 cal per day. Try to limit your daily calorie input to 1200 cal per day. That is a reduction of almost 1000 cal per day. 3500 cal = 1 pound. So, you might expect to lose a pound every 3 1/2 days (about 8 pounds a month). So, be patient, be committed. Have a plan to do this for about 4 months to reach goal. ...Read more

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Reduce added sugar in your foods
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Reduce fast or fried foods
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Fill your food plate with ample vegetables, fruits and grains
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How much do I need to lose weight to live longer?

How much do I need to lose weight to live longer?

Unknown: There are other factors than your weight that play a role in your longevity. However, as far is your weight, keep your bmi (body mass index) within normal range of 18-23. It is based on your weight and height. ...Read more

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