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Doctor insights on: Lose 3 Lbs A Week Diet

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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


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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!

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

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Will i lose weight by eating 3 small meals a day?

Will i lose weight by eating 3 small meals a day?

Depends: It depends on what is in those meals. Meals full of sugar and saturated fat. Even if small. May not contribute to weight loss. Small meals composed of wild fish like salmon, fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, seeds, and whole grains should be expected to work. ...Read more

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Best weight loss program to lose 10 pounds in a month ?

Best weight loss program to lose 10 pounds in a month ?

Metabolic Balance: Metabolic balance will give results. Just do not overdo weight loss. Fast weight loss can too quickly release toxins stored in your fat and make you not feel good. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight with little exercise 20-30 pounds in 3 months?

How can I lose weight with little exercise 20-30 pounds in 3 months?

Tall order for min: exercise. Eat healthfully & be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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Is eating 923 calories a day if I'm 130 lbs and 5'5 safe to lose weight?

Is eating 923 calories a day if I'm 130 lbs and 5'5 safe to lose weight?

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

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Is losing 25lbs in 3 mnths a reasonable or achievable weight loss goal?

Is losing 25lbs in 3 mnths a reasonable or achievable weight loss goal?

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 more

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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!?

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

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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!? :(

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

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Diet and workout plan lose 10lbs in a week?

Diet and workout plan lose 10lbs in a week?

Yup: Did it myself with one of the programs they advertise on tv. Things slowed down after that first week. ...Read more

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What's a diet and exercise plan to help me lose 35 pounds in 3 months?

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

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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?

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 more

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Can i lose 10 lbs for two months with a balanced diet and 30 minutes exercise daily ?

Can i lose 10 lbs for two months with a balanced diet and 30 minutes exercise daily ?

Yes,: but you will also have to cut out at least 500kcal from your dietary intake each day. Safer is about 8 pounds in 8 weeks. ...Read more

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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 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?

Weight changes: behavior, nutrition, exercise / activity and choice of foods are all important to weight management. So why did you do binge eating? Were you hungry, or were the foods too tempting? The restricted diet seemed to help. Why stop working with it? ...Read more

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How much body fat can you lose on a 1300 calorie diet exercising six days a week?

How much body fat can you lose on a 1300 calorie diet exercising six days a week?

3500 deficit = 1lb: Find some online calculators to help you calculate your daily energy expenditure with your form of exercise. So, if are burning 1800 calories each day, then you'll have a 500 cal deficit and lose 1pound each week. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose 10 pounds a week on a fad diet?

Is it possible to lose 10 pounds a week on a fad diet?

Sure...: ..But not a safe, healthy thing to do.Slow consistant loss based upon good exercise and a safe diet works. ...Read more

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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?!

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?!

An attempt: to justify the eating of junk food rather than significantly decreasing your total food intake, eating high quality food and exercising more to lose weight and live healthier the rest of your life. You're looking at a coincidence to justify your current unhealthy behavior. ...Read more

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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

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

NO!: Do not lose weight that quickly - you will get it back quickly. Lose 30-40 pounds a year, and over 2-3 years you will have your family and friends very impressed! ...Read more

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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

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