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What are exercises you recommend to lose weight and build muscle?

What are exercises you recommend to lose weight and build muscle?

Resistance training: Which includes weight lifting, isometrics, exercise machines, exercise bands, and yoga. Doing these kinds of strengthening activities 2 or 3 times a week helps to build muscle. And as long as you don't eat more than usual, it will also help with weight loss. ...Read more

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Lose 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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What to do if i need to lose weight and build muscle in two weeks. How can I do this just from exercise?

What to do if i need to lose weight and build muscle in two weeks. How can I do this just from exercise?

2 weeks?: Gosh, you're not giving yourself a very good start here. Reconfiguring your body takes more time than that -- especially if you want the changes to keep accumulating. How much weight do you want to lose, and how much muscle do you want to build? Make your goals clear, then find a good trainer who can help you with an ongoing program. In 2 weeks you'll be on your way to developing good habits! ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Eat moderate portions
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Eat a balanced diet
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Minimize or avoid junk food
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Avoid fast food
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Can I lose weight and build muscle at the same time on extreme protein diet?

Can I lose weight and build muscle at the same time on extreme protein diet?

Difficult: Don't forget that increased muscle mass also weighs something too. So if you lose fat, but gain muscle, you might not lose much weight over all. ...Read more

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Im willing to lose weight and build muscle. Will a whey protein shake after a good workout and healthy eating work ?

Im willing to lose weight and build muscle. Will a whey protein shake after a good workout and healthy eating work ?

Whey protein is: fine if it is made from organic or free-range cow milk. If not, it can contain hormones, antibiotics, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Keep track of everything you eat
Daily
Start aerobic exercise
30 Min, Daily, forever
Increase exercise as tolerated
60 Min, Once, forever
Early on, visit your primary care physician to check general health
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Which body building supplements should I take to lose weight and build muscle?

Which body building supplements should I take to lose weight and build muscle?

Good diet: To lose weight you have to cut down on your fat intake and exercise daily. Eat healthy with ample foods high in protiens which will come from eggs, fish , soy products(like tofu) nuts and low fat dairy. ...Read more

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If I am looking to build muscle and lose weight, what would be the perfect diet?

If I am looking to build muscle and lose weight, what would be the perfect diet?

Protein rich : Muscles are ideally proteins which are made of amino acids. Therefore you would want a diet ideally rich in Amino Acids and protein. Having just approaching rich diet may not be the best choice for everyone. There maybe some other side effects. I would consult either nutritionist or physician have a nice day. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Reduce added sugar in your foods
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Reduce fast or fried foods
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Fill your food plate with ample vegetables, fruits and grains
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Im 21yrs old i want to start working out routine circuits but i don't want to lose weight im 95lbs. I want to gain an build muscle. Needs suggestions?

Increase calories : Building muscle while maintaing weight begins with increasing calories and hydration. You may want to think about adding protein supplements to your daily diet when you work out. Start with muscle building exercises with light weights. Standard exercises like push-ups and sit-ups also build muscle and are good beginning exercises. Hope this helps, if so, please vote or follow me, thanks! ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more

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