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Doctor insights on: Meal Plan For Losing Weight And Gaining Muscle

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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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Please describe a good diet plan and gym plan to lose weight and gain muscle?

Please describe a good diet plan and gym plan to lose weight and gain muscle?

Fat vs fit: You may want to gain weight but not fat. Lean body mass can increase with the combination of increase caloric intake and exercise. Resistance training and weights will help you gain mass. ...Read more

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What should I eat to stop losing weight and start gaining more muscle mass w/o losing tone?

What should I eat to stop losing weight and start gaining more muscle mass w/o losing tone?

Exercise, & protein: Any vigorous exercise will do; weight training may be more effecive.Maintain protein intake of about one gram or more/kg of body weight. ...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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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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Which was your best daily meal plan for losing weight fast?

Which was your best daily meal plan for losing weight fast?

Whole foods...: The foods you eat will have a major impact on your weight, but they are not the only factors. For detailed discussion of why people gain and lose weight, please read my blog at www.Mdprevent.Blogspot.Com. Read "why you get fat" first and then "why you stay fat.". ...Read more

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What should I eat to gain muscle mass and gain weight and lose fat?

What should I eat to gain muscle mass and gain weight and lose fat?

Exercise & protein: Any vigorous exercise will do; weight training may be more effecive. To lose fat, you will need to reduce your caloric intake while maintaining protein intake of about one gram o rmore/kg of body weight. ...Read more

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Please describe a good diet for losing weight and building muscle?

Please describe a good diet for losing weight and building muscle?

Diet and exercise: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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What's healthy eating plan for weight loss?

What's healthy eating plan for weight loss?

See details: Limit carbs, salt and red meat. Increase veggies, fresh fruit and fish. No sodas of any kind. Alcohol in moderation. Exercise on a regular basis, both cardio and strength training. ...Read more

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Will eating healthy and exercising cause weight loss?

Will eating healthy and exercising cause weight loss?

Most likely: As long as you are eating an appropriate amount for your desire weight then it should promote weight loss. One can eat healthy foods in excess and still not lose weight. Eating healthy foods in moderation along with moderate exercise is the best solution to long term health. ...Read more

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What fatty foods for gaining weight actually work?

What fatty foods for gaining weight actually work?

Eat healthy high : Calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, . ...Read more

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Are high-carbohydrate diets good or bad for losing weight and weight control?

Are high-carbohydrate diets good or bad for losing weight and weight control?

Low Carb: The typical overweight person will lose weight faster on a low or no carb diet. Carbohydrates are typically broken down into sugars very fast, so they are not very good at keepin us feel full. These wide swings in blood sugar contribute to over eating and Insulin resistance. High protein diets tend to keep us feeling fuller and blood sugars more stable. ...Read more

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I am planning to loose body weight with healthy fruits diet. Will weight loss cause hairfall?

I am planning to loose body weight with healthy fruits diet. Will weight loss cause hairfall?

Healthy diet: will not lead to hair loss. For best and safest results see your doctor for a food plan that meets your needs. Ask about exercise plan also. Low fat diet is NOT the way to go and fruits only will cause blood sugar and mood fluctuations. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are some better meal plan for gaining weight?

What are some better meal plan for gaining weight?

Eat & exercise.: You need to focus your exercise regimen more on weight training than aerobics. As well, make sure you eats lots of food, and focus on complex carbohydrates and lean protein sources. You seem to want to gain weight and not just get fat, I hope. ...Read more

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I'm gaining weight despite adopting a diet plan and exercise.

I'm gaining weight despite adopting a diet plan and exercise.

Track calories & exe: Track calories & exercise. Decrease total calories you consume and increase exercise to lose weight. Good app for tracking diet and exercise is "my fitness pal". ...Read more

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Which diet and foods are good for losing weight and building muscle?

Which diet and foods are good for losing weight and building muscle?

Protein , veggies: Lean protein--chicken, fish, lean beef, and lots of green veggies --that 's the best way to lose weight and build muscle. Drink lots of water. ...Read more

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Can you suggest tips/exercises for skinny guys on losing body fat and gaining lean muscle?

Can you suggest tips/exercises for skinny guys on losing body fat and gaining lean muscle?

Increase in cardio: If you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Core exercises may build muscle, but to burn fat you need to burn more than you consume and cardio is key! ...Read more

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What are good and full excercise routines to lose weight fast?

What are good and full excercise routines to lose weight fast?

Are you motivated?: If you don't have any medical condition that restricts you from exercise. Start aexercise program combination of cardio and weightlifting. Enroll a family member or friend as a training partner .If you can afford hire a personal trainer. Always start with moderate intensity program like walking , swimming and lifting lighter weights. Use the machines instead of free weights to avoid injury. ...Read more

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I need help with losing weight and gaining muscle. Could you give me some tips?

I need help with losing weight and gaining muscle. Could you give me some tips?

Exercise w. weights: Eat protein( meat, fish, chicken, eggs and vegetables. Eat every 4 hours. Do not skip meals. Drink lots of water. No soda or juice. No processed foods made from white flour. Sleep 8 hours ever night. Interval training helps with maximum fat loss. Resistance training with weights helps to build muscle. ...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


Dr. Thomas Namey
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Gaining Muscle (Definition)

Build up you're body's protection! Gaining muscle mass not only gives you a toned look, but it helps prevent sports injuries and can prevent falls in the elderly. Having the right diet and ...Read more