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Is resistance training an important part of a weight management routine?

Is resistance training an important part of a weight management routine?

It can: Exercising large areas of muscles like the glutes promotes higher return in caloric burning as well as better structural support for surrounding bones and tissues. ...Read more

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Tolerance (Definition)

When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...Read more


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Which factors in weight loss and successful weight management are the most important?

Which factors in weight loss and successful weight management are the most important?

Diet and exercise: Sorry. No magic/special info. The best answer is healthy low fat lower calorie diet with more interval cardio and light strength training. ...Read more

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I actually don't know much about diet. Does it or exercise help with weight management?

I actually don't know much about diet. Does it or exercise help with weight management?

Both: Weight management is a simple formula: calories in vs. Calories out. A sensible diet combined with regular aerobic exercise will keep most people at their ideal body weight. All else being equal, it takes a lot of exercise to reverse a bad diet: one donut can take an hour of jogging to burn off. If your goal is weight loss, this is best started with professional help: ask your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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Could honey help in weight management?

Could honey help in weight management?

I WOUDLNT BET ON IT: HONEY IS A MIXTURE OF SUGAR AND OTHER COMPOUNDS. IT DOES HAVE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND ANTI-BACTERIAL PROPERTIES TO IT. HOWEVER, TAKEN ALONE IT CAN CAUSE A SPIKE IN YOUR SUGAR LEVEL AND CAUSE YOU TO GAIN WEIGHT. I ADVISE MY PATIENTS TO MAINTIN A LOW-GLYCEMIC DIET, EXERCISE FOR 60 MINS/DAY 4-5 DAYS/WEEK. MINIMAL ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION, 7-9 HRS/SLEEP, AND KEEP STRESS AT BAY. ...Read more

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Is Pilates helpful for weight management?

Is Pilates helpful for weight management?

Absolutely!!: Pilates has advantages by increasing core strength, stretching, raising heart rate, not being as hard on joints as running for some, is calming, builds lean muscle and can be enjoyable! I call that one of the ultimate exercises! ...Read more

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Can honey be helpful in weight management?

Can honey be helpful in weight management?

Calorie...: Is a calorie is a calorie... Even though honey is a more natural sweetener - it stills has calories that have to be counted when restricting calories for weight loss. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the role of leptin in weight management?

Inhibits appettite: Leptin hormone tells your brain that you are full and do not need to eat anymore. ...Read more

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How can fruits and veggies help with weight management?

Fiber/nutrition: Main advantage is giving the body what it needs nutritionally for metabolism. If you also substitute fast food/ preservative laden foods/ sugary starches and simpler carbs for veg-fruits your calories will decrease but more importantly your nutrition is much greater! ...Read more

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Is the lighter life weight management program dangerous?

It looks safe: From reviewing the descriptions of their different weight loss programmes they basically use low calorie diets for overweight (bmi 25-30) and very low calorie diets for obese individuals (bmi 30-35) both with monitoring of your primary care physician and the programmes' weight loss counselors. For most healthy people this diet plan is safe when monitored by a doctor. ...Read more

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Are naturopathic weight management tablets healthy to take?

Are naturopathic weight management tablets healthy to take?

No proven value: Naturopaths peddle potions that are made under unregulated conditions with no guarantee of potency, composition or purity. Many contain adulterants that can be dangerous or toxic and most are useless fillers. There are no clinical trials of these products. Save your money and work with your regular physician and a good exercise therapist. ...Read more

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What are some good (safe) herbal weight management options?

What are some good (safe) herbal weight management options?

Herbal Weight Mgmt: Herbs that improve your glucose and Insulin metabolism, lower your cortisol surges, and boost your basal metabolism can all help with weight management. Cinnamon, bitter melon, fenugreek, sylvestre, green tea, and ashwaganda are all potentially helpful. ...Read more

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What is the difference between energy balance and weight management?

Totally different: One has to do with activity and the other is a static state. ...Read more

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Does it a good strategy to lose five pounds in the first week of a weight management plan?

Does it a good strategy to lose five pounds in the first week of a weight management plan?

No: Healthy weight loss is generally considered to be weight lost at a rate of about 1 - 2 pounds/week. Weight is easier to keep off when lost at a slow and steady rate using a healthy diet and exercise regimen that can be sustained as a lifestyle, rather than a crash diet. The best diet is one that you can stay on and maintain for life. ...Read more

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Does fiber choice work to help with weight management?

Does fiber choice work to help with weight management?

Fiber: Fiber is best thought of as a bulking agent for bowel regularity. Natural foods that have fiber could add many calories to your diet. ...Read more

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I am 25 yr old, and my BMI is 31, please help me out, for reduction of weight & management thankyou?

I am 25 yr old, and my BMI is 31, please help me out, for reduction of weight & management thankyou?

BMI 31: Three options: 1: See a dietitian 2: Try and exercise a bit more. You might want to see a trainer. 3: Go online to "NuVal" and you will find a list of 100 foods that are either very good for you, not too bad, or not good at all. I suggest you follow all three. ...Read more

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What are some tips for weight management with polycystic ovary syndrome?

What are some tips for weight management with polycystic ovary syndrome?

Metformin & Berberin: The anti-diabetic drug metformin, and the herb berberine, are both indicated for restoring Insulin receptor sensitivity in those with pcos. Insulin resistance is a characteristic of pcos, resulting in high levels of insulin, which results in increased body fat. Metformin and berberine have both been shown to result in normalization of Insulin levels, and loss of body fat. ...Read more

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Weight management clinics, do doctors think they are a waste of money?

Weight management clinics, do doctors think they are a waste of money?

No: Some weight loss programs as administered by physicians are as successful as surgery. Understand that even if one chooses surgery for weight loss there is still a modified diet after the operation. ...Read more

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Weight Management (Definition)

Weight management is a treatment for a person with abnormal weight (usually somebody who is too obese, but sometimes a person who is too thin). Weight management includes behavioral changes, exercise plans, changes ...Read more