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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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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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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If I want to lose weight do you recommend cheat days? (A day of the week/month where you eat whatever junk or fast food you want)

If I want to lose weight do you recommend cheat days? (A day of the week/month where you eat whatever junk or fast food you want)

No: all you will do is defeat the hard work you have done the rest of the week/month. It's total calories that you don't eat but do burn off that leads to weight loss. It's 3500 calories to the pound. You can't learn how to eat properly for the rest of your life if you start off with cheating. ...Read more

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What can you eat to lose weight? Do you recommend any specific some excercises?

What can you eat to lose weight? Do you recommend any specific some excercises?

Losing weight: Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. running, swimming, Nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.) To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit. ...Read more

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Do you lose weight if you don't eat the recommended calories?

Calories count: weight loss comes from lower calories[average 3000-3500 cal. per pound] and exersize to burn off fat/calries, aerobic type like walking , not weight lifting[builds muscle/weight], no crazy fad diets; eat well balanced meals frutis/veg.meat, skim milk or 1%milk, protein makes you less hungry. eat 3 meals and if want 3 snacks. weight watchers is best program or meditaranian diet ...Read more

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Why is it important to eat the recommended amount of lipids when trying to lose weight?

Why is it important to eat the recommended amount of lipids when trying to lose weight?

Can eat less: Fats are the most calorie dense of type of food: 9 calories per gram compared with 4 calories per gram of protein and 4 cal/g of carbs. So eating less fat allows you to eat more and still keep your total calorie count low which is needed to lose wt. But some fat, especially monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat is good on a diet because it's filling and lasts longer. Balance is good. ...Read more

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What amount of calories should I eat in a day to lose weight?

What amount of calories should I eat in a day to lose weight?

Depends on many item: 3500 calorie deficit = 1 pound of weight loss (excluding water loss). ...Read more

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How many carbs should I eat a day to LOSE weight and yes I exercise. Thanks in advance.

How many carbs should I eat a day to LOSE weight and yes I exercise. Thanks in advance.

30-40 grams a meal: Cutting back on carbs is a great way to lose weight. If you limit carbs to 30-40 grams with each meal it will help you lose weight. To give you an example one apple has 20 grams of carbs and a slice of bread usually has about 15-20 grams of carbs. Eat lots of vegetables and lean meats. Great that you are exercising. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am a big guy(6'4 350) and i exercise everyday &want to lose weight. How many calories should I eat in a day to lose weight?

I am a big guy(6'4 350) and i exercise everyday &want to lose weight. How many calories should I eat in a day to lose weight?

Consider: It depends...Before starting any diet, i would recommend that you consult with your family doc....He can give you more detailed dietary recommendations and refer you to a nutritionist/registered dietician..Exercise and diet are essential parts of a weight loss program...But, do it under the supervision and monitoring of your family doc. ...Read more

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I run 2 miles 3 days a week and eat pretty healthy. How many calories should I be eating a day to lose weight?

I run 2 miles 3 days a week and eat pretty healthy. How many calories should I be eating a day to lose weight?

ExRx.net: You can use the calculator at exrx.Net - best way is use your BMI and calculate BMR many scales will be able to give you this info. Once you know your BMR add 20% of BMR to your original BMR for sedentary life style 30%fir light workout, 40% moderate 50% heavy and 60% for strenuous workout to get your calorie requirement. ...Read more

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