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Lose 30 Pounds One Week
What do you suggest if I am 180 pounds, 5'4 (female), 17 years old. Can i lose 10 pounds in one week?
First - would: ask if you are over-weight? If you have normal weight - losing just to be skinny is often not the best idea. Second - concerned that you want to lose this much weight over such a brief period of time. If weight loss indicated would not recommend more than 2 pound per week average (except when sanctioned by your doctor). ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
In order to lose a pound a week how many steps should one walk a day... Being 5"6 female and now 186lbs...
Calories adjusted: Traditionally, its suggested that to lose one pound you have to cut back eating 500 calories a day(3500 in a week) however, as you note, exercise is a critical aspect. Walking is a great way to be active, ; the mantra of "!0, 000 steps" a day can get you there. But it is not exact.Find the balance of eating sensibly and exercising regularly as a way of life. Losing weight slowly as described is good. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Nutrisystem ads claim lose 5 pounds in one week. What is actually being lost: fat, water, or muscle tissue?
Weight loss claims: When one of the thousands of weight loss products puts out an ad claiming a patient will lose 5 or more pounds in one week, a doctor usually thinks "pounds sterling" or "British pounds", as in money. It's marketing. It's advertising. To lose > 5 pounds a week (it would be fat plus its related water), one can exercise all day and limit intake to 1000 calories a day... but it is not healthy to do. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Too fast: Trying to loose 30 pounds in 2 months is too fast for any healthy program. Exercise raises your metabolic rate for awhile after you finish in addition to burning the calories associated with the exercise. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables as well as fiber will help keep you feeling full. Be sure you get plenty of water. It takes 2 molecules of water to burn 1 molecule of fat. Hope this helps. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Weight loss: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. 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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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