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Want to lose weight?

Want to lose weight?

See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and leafy green lettuce (little or no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball (fruits have sugar). Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar ; simple starch calories. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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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How to lose weight through diet?

How to lose weight through diet?

Weight loss: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. BUT - at age 17- do you actually need to lose? ...Read more

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I've tried to diet and lose weight too many times but i never follow through for more than a week. Any tips on how to stay motivated?

I've tried to diet and lose weight too many times but i never follow through for more than a week. Any tips on how to stay motivated?

Your choice: You need to figure out for yourself the reason why you are doing it and how important that reason is for you- that is your motivation. For some people it is for health reasons, for others it is to look a certain way. Each person is different. Find your own reason that will help to sustain you and make like style changes- its better than a diet. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can lose weight through healthy diet ?

Can you tell me how i can lose weight through healthy diet ?

Nutrition: 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. Be physically active with both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more

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B-12 shots? What are the health benefits to b-12 injections, and is this something i can give myself? My wife and i are trying to lose weight through a balanced diet and regular exercise, but we have two young daughters and are full time students. We are

B-12 shots? What are the health benefits to b-12 injections, and is this something i can give myself?

My wife and i are trying to lose weight through a balanced diet and regular exercise, but we have two young daughters and are full time students. We are

B-12 : B-12 injections are only indicated for a specific medical condition called pernicious anemia, whereby the body can't adequately absorb vitamin b12. For healthy people with a normal diet, B12 injections won't do anything. I think you are doing the right thing with a balanced diet and exercise. As a father of 2 young daughters myself, i can sympathize with your feelings of fatigue. I think that is the nature of being busy parents. I think carving out at least 7 hours of sleep per night is important for most people. However, seeing your physician to rule out other causes of fatigue is worthwhile once...Things like hypothyroidism, anemia, low vitamin d, etc. ...Read more

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I want to lose 40 pounds in 3 weeks. I don't know how to do. Please give me your advice and a proper diet to lose weight. Thank you?

I want to lose 40 pounds in 3 weeks. I don't know how to do. Please give me your advice and a proper diet to lose weight. Thank you?

Low carb diet: Start your day with fresh lemon juice in 6 oz warm water,may add few drops of honey. High protein breakfast- 2 eggs,oat meal,walnuts or pecans,fresh or frozen berries.coffee without sugar &milk. Salad for lunch- extra virgin olive oil,vinegar & pepper. Dinner before 6 PM. Near no carbohydrates.Can have yogurt @ kefir.Lean meat & plenty of fish,non starchy veg & fruits. Walk 30 min daily,try yoga ...Read more

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Is there a good diet to lose weight ( basically don't want to look anorexic just healthy ) and some exercises ?

Is there a good diet to lose weight ( basically don't want to look anorexic just healthy ) and some exercises ?

Running probably: An aerobic exercise program that works on cardiovascular conditioning [ key to metabolic changes from exercise] and expends a great deal of calories will be effective with weight loss. Swimming / biking will also work well. Maintaining muscle mass is also helpful with calisthenics or weights. ...Read more

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Best diet to lose weight?

Best diet to lose weight?

One you stick with: Need to have ample protein, decreased calorie intake, spend more calories (increase activity). Consumers reports rated diets recently. Dash diet (diet approach to stop hypertension) is a good one: balanced, ample antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, tasty, easy. Can go online. Lots of others. Some want no guesswork-preordered fixed calorie meals, snacks; ok too. Weight watchers, jcraig work too. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more