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Doctor insights on: Losing Weight Fat Vs Carbs

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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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When eating something what makes you fat besides calories? Trans fat. Sugar saturated fat calories from fat. etc...?

When eating something what makes you fat besides calories? Trans fat. Sugar saturated fat calories from fat. etc...?

Not enough activity: The simple formula which determines if you gain or lose weight is Calories taken in minus Calories used. Taken on a day to day basis, you can know if you are using up the calories or not. If calories eaten far exceeds calories burned up by whatever activity, weight is gained. It does not matter if the calories are fats proteins or carbohydrates, body chemistry turns the excess into fat to store it ...Read more

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Any losing butt fat diet ?

Any losing butt fat diet ?

Exercise: A balanced diet with exercises directed at the butt muscles. Swimming is a good exercise to tone the buttox anf thighs. ...Read more

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Since weight lifting-cant lose body fat?

Since weight lifting-cant lose body fat?

The same volume of -: muscle will be heavier than fat, so if you are building muscles, you may not see much weight reduction. You might be looking at your bulging muscles and thinking its the fat. The only way to reduce the fat in the body is to reduce your fat content with your food intake and Increase your expenditure by exercising regularly. ...Read more

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Which would help me lose weight faster: zero carb diet vs. 500 calorie diet?

Which would help me lose weight faster: zero carb diet vs. 500 calorie diet?

The fastest way : is eat less, exercise more and visit your doctor for physical exam routinely. Nothing crazy, just change your life style. it will take some time to achieve your goal. Oh well... old news. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can one lose body fat percentage without losing weight?

How can one lose body fat percentage without losing weight?

Resistance training: Muscle weighs more than fat so as one gains muscle and becomes more lean with resistance training they may lose less overall weight. Most likely if you are becoming leaner from resistance training, you are probably losing some body fat percentage as well as weight. ...Read more

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Which is better for healthy weight gain? Carbohydrates, protein or fats?

Which is better for healthy weight gain? Carbohydrates, protein or fats?

We need all three: but GOOD fats such as olive oil and coconut oil and butter and fish oil would be at the top of the list. Follow this with protein from dairy as in eggs and cheese, then casrbs last. Peace and good health. Check w/doc. ...Read more

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How to lose belly fat and thigh fat and weight overall?

How to lose belly fat and thigh fat and weight overall?

Diet and exercise: Truly count calories, everything you put in your mouth, and cut that back to healthy normal amounts. Some advocate cutting out white bread and limiting carbs, and remember that alcohol has calories. Healthy amounts of exercise. You cannot otherwise target belly fat (without surgery). ...Read more

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Does whey protein help weight loss or weight gain?

Does whey protein help weight loss or weight gain?

It depends: Whey protein can either help with weight loss or weight gain depending on how you use it. If used as a meal replacement as part of a restricted calorie diet, it helps with weight loss. If used along with heavy weight lifting and a moderate or high calorie, high protein diet, muscle enlargement and weight gain will occur. ...Read more

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Best weight loss shakes/protien shakes to lose weight with exercise and healthy eating?

Best weight loss shakes/protien shakes to lose weight with exercise and healthy eating?

There is no best: Weight loss shake as ideally you'd stick to natural unprocessed foods as best as you can. Remember that motility wise, liquids pass through the stomach more quickly than solids and may be less appetite suppressing. Remember in regards to "diet", the best one is the one that you can stick too and control your caloric intake. ...Read more

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Which diet is best for wieght loss low carb diet vs balanced diet vs low fat diet plz tell thanx ?

Which diet is best for wieght loss low carb diet vs balanced diet vs low fat diet plz tell thanx ?

Low fat is: not a good diet. You will always be hungry. Eat good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil--good for brain, joints, etc. Lower carb works well for lots of folks but see doc to be sure it's ok for you. Remember to eat protein or you will get tired. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How to lower body fat percentage without losing weight?

How to lower body fat percentage without losing weight?

Resistance Exercise: For people who are at an acceptable weight but want to lose a little around the middle, increasing physical activity can help. Resistance training is especially beneficial. You will burn body fat and build muscle, which is more dense. This can allow you to lose inches without losing much weight. ...Read more

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Weight lost weight the best diet?

Weight lost weight the best diet?

Too many..: There are so many effective diets that you must find the one that takes in fewer calories than you expend in a day, contains proper percentages of carbohydrates, protein and fat (60-40-20 is target), and that you can follow long term. Don't forget aerobic(cardio-pulmonary) exercise. ...Read more

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Can I burn fat & lose weight by doin weight trainin and strict diet but less cardio?

Can I burn fat & lose weight by doin weight trainin and strict diet but less cardio?

Yes, but ...: the best approach is a balanced one. There are people, especially at your age, who can slowly lose weight simply by cutting out one or two things from their diet. Or stopping use of an electric blanket! But eating a reduced calorie healthy diet high in veggies, fruits, some protein, healthy grains and fats, along with moderate aerobic exercise AND weight training will do best. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is 1400 calories too many calories to lose weight?

Is 1400 calories too many calories to lose weight?

Most adults can: Lose weight with this calorie intake as long as calories burned exceed calories consumed. Rate of loss will be variable. ...Read more

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Does MSG causes weight gain and more fat storage?

Does MSG causes weight gain and more fat storage?

Common idea of ?: validity. It is impossible to gain mass without taking in more than removed (calories have never been correct issue). Blamming bad, or good, behavior on a single molecule not reliable, though some (Etoh/Opiods/statins/PCN) can powerfully change behavior. Living creatures have so many overlapping control mechanisms which are hard to overcome; a big issue for Big Pharma working to find useful ones. ...Read more

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Do protein shakes and fat burners really help people lose weight and gain muscle?

Do protein shakes and fat burners really help people lose weight and gain muscle?

Yes, but...: You need to cut carbs, as well as ingest more protein. Fat burners are mostly worthless! ...Read more

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Is eating 1200 calorie to lose weight healthy?

Is eating 1200 calorie to lose weight healthy?

It depends...: This depends on your size, activity level and the type of calories (low-glycemic foods help the most). Most people will lost weight on a 1200 calorie diet but weight loss on such a diet will be temporary unless you make long-term changes in your diet. You are more likely to become deficient in vitamins and minerals so should take a multivitamin. Please see http://bit.Ly/19csbtw and my comment:. ...Read more

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How to lose weight and burn fat without losing the breast size?

How to lose weight and burn fat without losing the breast size?

Build chest muscles: Short of getting implants, loosing body fat without some loss of breast size the best thing is weight training to build the pectoral muscles in the chest. ...Read more

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Red zone fat burner will help you lose weight?

Don't recommend: These type of products. For lasting change - you need a combination of portion control, nutrition diet and physical activity. 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

Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more