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Dr. Dean Giannone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
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How long should I jog or swim to lose weight?

Dr. Dean Giannone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
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How long should I jog or swim to lose weight?

Be consistent.: Cardiovascular exercise is a long-term investment in yourself. With at least thirty minutes of near-daily jogging or swimming, along with a prudent modest-calorie meal plan, you'll lose weight. Remember, the weight loss rate goal is no more than two pounds per week. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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İ have a diet program and now i am 87 kg and i want to be 65kg. How long it takes? İ want to lose weight in a short time

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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İ have a diet program and now i am 87 kg and i want to be 65kg. How long it takes? İ want to lose weight in a short time

For lasting results: slower is better. Aim for 1/2 up to 2 pounds per week. It takes 3,500 calories burned per pound. The rate that you lose will be determined by how much you consume compared to how much you burn. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Board Certified, Family Medicine
39 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Colin Kerr
Board Certified, Family Medicine
39 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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I'm trying to lose weight pretty fast. I was wondering how long should I workout everyday and how many times a day I should workout ?

Dr. Krishna Kumar
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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I'm trying to lose weight pretty fast. I was wondering how long should I workout everyday and how many times a day I should workout ?

To Lose Weight: I understand your concern for losing weight. It is good that you are doing workouts. pay attention to your Diet, Seek help for stressors in your life including relationships with your parents, sibling and friends, stresses of school and work. Consult a Nutritionist. for healthy nutritious diet with adequate calories. Respect yourself for who you are. Set weekly and monthly goals of weight loss ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
30 years in practice
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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

Dr. Stuart Wasser
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30 years in practice
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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

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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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
27 years in practice
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How can I get back to exercising after a long time in order to lose weight?

Dr. Kathy Robinson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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How long can I lose weight by not eating?

Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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If i jog for 15 minutes everyday how much will i lose weight?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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If i jog for 15 minutes everyday how much will i lose weight?

Weigh loss: That depends on how far you jog in that time, your current weight, what your dietary intake is etc. Don't expect to lose much weight at this rate - but this is much better than no exercise. To lose significant weight, you must be willing to commit to making lifestyle changes. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. ...Read more

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Dr. Clarke Holmes
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
18 years in practice
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How long, and how often during the week should I exercise to lose weight?

Dr. Clarke Holmes
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
18 years in practice
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How long, and how often during the week should I exercise to lose weight?

3500 cal deficit: A 3500 calorie deficit will result in one pound of weight loss. So, if you consume 300 fewer calories than you need and burn an extra 200 calories with exercise (~2 mile walk), then you will lose one pound each week. If you have a net 1000 calorie deficit/day, then you will lose 2 pounds/week. Generally speaking, you should exercise 4-6 times/week for 30 minutes- 1 hour for wt. Loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
Board Certified, Bariatrics
24 years in practice
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What are foods to eat/cook to lose weight. What is the ideal workout and how long?

Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
Board Certified, Bariatrics
24 years in practice
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What are foods to eat/cook to lose weight. What is the ideal workout and how long?

Whole foods: Concentrate on lean meats and fresh vegetables. These are more filling foods that are healthier and lower in calories. Learn to shop on the periphery of the store and not down the isles where most of the processed, fast food is located. The ideal workout is any activity that gets your heart rate up for 30 min, whether it be walking, biking, swimming, etc. Being consistent with this is what works. ...Read more

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