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5 mile walk 3 times a week, no carbs, but not losing any weight?

5 mile walk 3 times a week, no carbs, but not losing any weight?

Not enough.: Weight loss depends on burning more calories than you take in. Each mile is 100 calories, so 5 miles at 3 times a week is 1500 calories awake . One pound weight loss is 3500 calories. So you have to decrease your food intake below what you need to have weight loss. Also, exercise will increase your metabolism a bit for 1-2 day after the exercise. So daily exercise will add a bit extra to the. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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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Would I lose weight if I am eating maintenance calories but add in cardio exercise?

Would I lose weight if I am eating maintenance calories but add in cardio exercise?

4 basic factors: 1- what do you eat? ( diet) 2- what do you do and how often? ( exercise) 3- who are you? ( mentally ) : i.e.- a photo of yourself looking the best you ever looked pasted to your dressing room mirror. 4- Trick your body into feeling full: 8-10 glasses f water/day, cereals, bran fiber. Just for starters. ...Read more

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Age 16 dancing 7 hrs per week since age 5. Recently lost some weight from diet but still overweight. Quitting dance soon. How to keep losing weight?

Age 16 dancing 7 hrs per week since age 5. Recently lost some weight from diet but still overweight. Quitting dance soon. How to keep losing weight?

Diet and exercise: Exercise some portion control in what you eat. Continue to be active by finding another activity besides dancing. Portion control is very important since what you eat and how much you eat can contribute to weight gain. Eating a lot of vegetables may also help in your weight loss journey as they are low in calories, filling you up and high in nutrients. ...Read more

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Can I burn fat & lose weight by doin weight trainin and strict diet but less cardio?

Can I burn fat & lose weight by doin weight trainin and strict diet but less cardio?

Yes, but ...: the best approach is a balanced one. There are people, especially at your age, who can slowly lose weight simply by cutting out one or two things from their diet. Or stopping use of an electric blanket! But eating a reduced calorie healthy diet high in veggies, fruits, some protein, healthy grains and fats, along with moderate aerobic exercise AND weight training will do best. Good luck! ...Read more

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I train very intense every day as im a boxer but hv trouble losing weight, is 100g of carbs per day enough for my workouts? & will i lose weight fast?

No: 100 g of carbs a day is not enough for a young male who is intense training, even if you are trying to lose weight. See a dietician to find out where you can cut fat calories as this will help you lose weight faster and still provide the energy you need to train. ...Read more

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Vegetarian running 2 miles a day, will i lose weight?

Vegetarian running 2 miles a day, will i lose weight?

Possibly: Even if you are a vegetarian, there are still plenty of foods that cause weight gain. The key is to burn more calories than what you take in. Keep a diary and have a plan, or better yet, seek out a personal trainer or a nutritionist that can help guide you. You may want to also cross-train. Lifting weights is a great way to burn calories if done correctly. ...Read more

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Could I still lose weight/fat just by counting calories not necessarily eating healthy balanced diet?

Could I still lose weight/fat just by counting calories not necessarily eating healthy balanced diet?

To lose weight...: In order to lose weight you have to burn more calories than those that you consume. Yes, you could do that. However, by not eating healthy you are putting yourself at risk of other health problems, like for example: anemia, constipation, acid reflux, even some type of cancers down the road. It is always good to eat as healthy as possible along to practice exercise. You will definitely good. ...Read more

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Follow healthy diet (1200 cals), exercise 6 hrs a week (weights and cardio) but struggle 2 lose weight (hormones & insulin fine).Could it be femodene?

Follow healthy diet (1200 cals), exercise 6 hrs a week (weights and cardio) but struggle 2 lose weight (hormones & insulin fine).Could it be femodene?

Possible, but: It may be that even 1200 calories is too much for you, depending upon your height. The shorter you are, the fewer calories you require. It takes 3500 calories burned off that you don't eat in order to lose one pound. You could also be calculating your calories incorrectly. Check w/a registered dietitian. ...Read more

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How many calories can you eat and still lose weight without any exercise? Like say i eat 1200 calories a day but don't exercise any, will i lose weight?

How many calories can you eat and still lose weight without any exercise? Like say i eat 1200 calories a day but don't exercise any, will i lose weight?

Go HFLC StudyReality: Study my answers at: https://www.Healthtap.Com/#user_questions/965823 including all comments and follow all the leads. Also read and study: https://www.Google.Com/#q=why+we+get+fat+and+what+to+do+about+it. ...Read more

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I eat 1700 calories a day, run 4 miles everyday, do insanity workouts and weight lift, why can't i lose weight? Should i eat more to lose more?

I eat 1700 calories a day, run 4 miles everyday, do insanity workouts and weight lift, why can't i lose weight? Should i eat more to lose more?

Start w/ exam: Start w/ a GP exam targeted at your concern. You have not even mentioned your BMI or history around weight issues. Those will matter. Take this step-by-step and you'll find answers much better than eating 'more'. It may involve eating more of certain things - calories alone are not always the best way to measure intake. Best! ...Read more

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If you are on a diet- at some point do you stop losing while still restricting calories? I eat only 900 cal a day, exercise, but no loss in 8 months.

If you are on a diet- at some point do you stop losing while still restricting calories? I eat only 900 cal a day, exercise, but no loss in 8 months.

See answer: Most overweight people will loose weight on a 1200 calorie diet. You are underestimating your actual calorie intake. You may not be accounting for snacks and/or not measuring your food accurately. You may also need to increase your exercise. ...Read more

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I've been exercising 5 times a week and eating healthy but I didn't lose any weigh is that normal?

I've been exercising  5 times a week and eating healthy but I didn't lose any weigh is that normal?

You can help build: Muscle w/protein and burn fat w/exercise. Exercise will also help you to build muscle because we tear muscle fibers apart when exercising and when the grow back together they create more muscle mass. Peace and good health. Overall the number on the scale may not change much but you will have muscle over fat and be healthier. ...Read more

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I'm cutting calories. But not exercising lately. Will I not lose weight? I try to eat around 1100 calories per day. Please help.

I'm cutting calories. But not exercising lately. Will I not lose weight? I try to eat around 1100 calories per day. Please help.

To Lose Weight: I understand your desire to lose weight. Only cutting calories and not exercising is NOT Healthy. Eating 1100 Cal/day can cause extreme tiredness, constipation, diarrhea and nausea. Focus on Achievements, NOT Weight loss. See Physician for Diagnosis, Balanced Diet to ensure that nutrients (both macro and micro) needs are met. See a Psychiatrist for stress, Do Breathing and Music Relaxation ...Read more

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I'm 6ft2, 16stone10. I walk 4 miles a day at 4mph but no other exercise. Eat around 3500 calories a day but no gaining any weight. Is that normal?

I'm 6ft2, 16stone10. I walk 4 miles a day at 4mph but no other exercise. Eat around 3500 calories a day but no gaining any weight. Is that normal?

Metabolism: You may need more than 3500 calories a day. You may be mostly muscle and low in fat. Try having 2 -3 ounces of nuts a day or a nutritional drink containing an extra 250-300 calories a day. You should be able to gain a pound in 2-3 weeks providing you dont cut back your calories and actually do increase your intake. ...Read more

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Will I lose weight by consuming 700 calories per day and doing cardio for an hour a day?

Will I lose weight by consuming 700 calories per day and doing cardio for an hour a day?

Not healthy!: Eating too few calories may cause your body to actually lose muscle. Also, doing that much cardio on a very low calorie diet can be dangerous. Please make sure you are eating enough calories to properly fuel your body in a healthy manner. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


Dr. Ray Tidman
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Jogging (Definition)

There are many benefits to being active during pregnancy. You may not feel great every day of your pregnancy, but exercise should make you feel better overall and may help prepare you for labor and childbirth. There are some conditions or symptoms that may make ...Read more