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Lose 3 Lbs A Week Diet
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
I weigh 216lbs. Switched to healthy diet 3 weeks ago. Eat mostly veggies ~1400cals/day +200+in exercise. No cheating but no weight loss!! Gained a lb!
Patience: I know that is probably frustrating for you. There is no question that if you persistently burn more calories than you take in that weight loss will occur, but it may take some time. So I would encourage you to continue and the results will soon follow. If any question, a good medical check up to discuss with your primary care doctor may be a good idea. Great job! Keep it up! ...Read more
Not the best: without an exam, I can only give general information, and while I can say that you are not fat, I cannot say if you are thin (depends on how much muscle). Your amount of fat at 130lb, 55 is healthy. A significant loss (20 pounds) is UNhealthy. Cutting calories by itself loses muscle mass, promotes a starvation response (lowr metabolism; harder to lose weight), and lowers nutrients/vitamins. ...Read more
Yes: The answer depends on your baseline weight but in general a pace of 0.5-2 lbs/week is acceptable and achievable. The most important thing is how you are doing this. Make sure you stick to a program that you know you can maintain lifelong instead of falling for the fad diets/regimen. Good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On 1200 calorie diet (prior to diet 2000 a day)for a week drinking only water, eating healthy and exercise 4 days a week, I have lost 0 pounds, why!?
Keep it up: In general one gains weight when one consumes more calories than they use up during the day and lose weight if they consume less. If one exercises as stated, they probably have more solid mass than fat and it takes a little longer to notice on the scale. it is also possible the calorie count may be inaccurate. That said this 32y/o female is doing well. Keep it up. It will yield in due time. ...Read more
Been on 1200 cal diet for 3 weeks, thats a cal daily deficit of 570. I should be losing a pound a week but have only lost 1 pound in 3 weeks. Why!? :(
The most common: causes of a discrepancy between calorie deficit and weight loss are (1) underestimate of calories consumed and (2) overestimate of calories burned off. Also, nutritional labels and portion sizes on packaged food are often inaccurate. Some medications make weight loss difficult. An on-line weight loss coach such as Beach Body provides might help. ...Read more
35 pounds: Unless there is something very special that calls for 35 pounds weight loss in 3 months you are likely to do more harm than good. One pound a week is much safer - 12 pounds in 3 months, What is your current weight ? Too fat is no good. Too skinny is no better. ...Read more
What is a reasonable amount of weight gain per week after starting resistance/core/weight training program if diet remains same. Losing wt b4 now gain?
Many variables : Not knowing your current weight, dietary macronutrient ratio, caloric intake, genetics or hormone ratios (very important in a 56 year old). It is common for resistance training to halt weight loss and in many cases to increase weight gain given the effects of resistance training on Insulin sensitivity and muscle development. See a nutritionist, sports physiologist or a sports medicine physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I startd on a restricted diet 7 months ago to lose weight & i managed to lose 15 kg in 6 months but last month was full of binge eating, gaining weigh?
I'm 5'8 140 lbs and have a goal weight of 125 lbs. Can i lose more weight with a low fat diet or a low carb diet?
Good diet, exercise, tried everything in the world, can't lose weight, gain a few pounds; ate "junk" food and lost a few pounds. What is this?!
A healthy food schedule for weight loss? 21 female 5^2 about 210 pounds. Weight loss goal (90 pounds) want to loose 30-40 within 2-3months
I am 132 lbs. I wanna lose 10 lbs with a balanced diet how much bottles(0.5L)should i drink a day and is exercising 30 minutes to lose for 2 months
Weight loss: This is simple mathematics. Take in less than you use up. Eat three small meals a day, eliminate snacks, soft drinks, junk food. Drink 4-5 8 ounces glasses of water and exercise regularly. You will lose weight, but how rapidly will depend upon your adherence to the regimen and the amount that you exercise. Good luck. ...Read more