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Losing Weight (Overview)

Losing Weight is also known as Lose weight. 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 and moderate physical activity.


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What type of diets are good for losing weight?

What type of diets are good for losing weight?

Lower Calorie: Any diet that has you take in fewer calories than you need will help you lose weight. Weight loss is a very simple equation: energy in (calories) - energy out (exercise)= energy difference. If this number is positive, you lose weight. If it is negative, you gain weight. Everything else is just hype and marketing. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Overview)

Losing Weight is also known as Lose weight. 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 and moderate physical activity.


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Does following a special diet work in losing weight?

Does following a special diet work in losing weight?

Yes: Though studies show that it is the amount of calories that matter. This is true. However some diets increase the amount of consumed. If you drink sugary beverages you will likely consume more calories. A healthy balanced diet will help you reduce your calorie consumption hence lose weight ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Early on, visit your primary care physician to check general health
Yearly
Drink half your weight in ounces of water
Daily
Consult a nutritionist if you're unsure of healthy food choices
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Eat on a regular basis (3 meals, 2 snacks) to avoid excessive hunger
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Daily program diet for losing weight?

Daily program diet for losing weight?

Many options!: If you want a program that works and has meals pre-made for you so you don't have to measure and track calories, I would try Take Shape for Life. I, myself, used this program and lost 60 lb which has stayed off for 5 years. If that's not appealing, then look at www.myfitnesspal.com for ideas. A great book to read on permanent weight control: Dr. A's Habits of Health by Dr. Wayne Scott Anderson ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Tip)

Losing Weight

Losing weight: people who eat slowly often eat less. ...See more

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Could I make losing weight easier?

Could I make losing weight easier?

Yes: Often it is about life choices and what you do to help yourself by the types of food you shop for and how much physical activity you are involved in. As well as deciding what your goals are. That often helps with weight loss. Maybe even having someone be your life coach. ...Read more

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Is it true that spin classes are great for losing weight?

Is it true that spin classes are great for losing weight?

Yes: High intesity, low volume workouts (like spinning) are far superior to low intesity, high volume workouts (like jogging) for weight loss (and cardiovascular health) these high intensity workouts help boost your metabolism and help you lose weight. Long term effects of low intensity workouts is they reduce your sympathetic nervous system tone and slow metabolism. Hence the slow heart rate in runne. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Tip)

Losing Weight

Losing weight: starving yourself can lead to binging. ...See more

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