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Can running 2 miles twice a day help me lose weight!?

Can running 2 miles twice a day help me lose weight!?

It will help a lot: A combo of aerobic (cardiovascular) +weight bearing (build muscles) exercises along with proper/balanced diet is probably the best, but some is better than nothing. 4 miles/day=awesome. Minimize sodas, juices, pizza, donuts, brownies, cookies, truffles, ice cream, lattes, beers/liquor, and the evil of chips... So, be sensible. Keep on running and stay healthy. Don't forget to sleep well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Vegetarian running 2 miles a day, will i lose weight?

Vegetarian running 2 miles a day, will i lose weight?

Possibly: Even if you are a vegetarian, there are still plenty of foods that cause weight gain. The key is to burn more calories than what you take in. Keep a diary and have a plan, or better yet, seek out a personal trainer or a nutritionist that can help guide you. You may want to also cross-train. Lifting weights is a great way to burn calories if done correctly. ...Read more

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If I do about 2-2 1/2 hours running each day plus an hr or two at the gym will I lose weight?

If I do about 2-2 1/2 hours running each day plus an hr or two at the gym will I lose weight?

Very likely ...: ... but it also depends on what you eat. Some people say, "I work out so I can eat anything!", but that isn't really true or healthy. And how could you possibly have time to spend 3.5 to 4.5 hours a day working out and running unless you are a professional athlete and that is your job!? That much exercise could easily result in injury or overuse problems. Eat sensibly and work out an hour a day:) ...Read more

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I have been eating one meal a day for about 8 months and running daily. How can I increase how much eat while continue to lose weight?

I have been eating one meal a day for about 8 months and running daily. How can I increase how much eat while continue to lose weight?

Eat and lose weight: Eating one meal a day will actually make it harder to lose weight. That will actually slow your metabolism down. Eating 3, or even 5 small meals a day is much better believe it or not. You can have 4 small meals/snacks throughout the day and have a high protein & vegetable meal at the end of the day. The frequent meals tends to speed up your metabolism (just don't over eat). Keep up the exercise! ...Read more

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Can you help? Could running 1 mile (100 calories) per day be a productive way to lose weight?

Can you help? Could running 1 mile (100 calories) per day be a productive way to lose weight?

Depends: Losing weight usually requires making changes in what and how much you eat. Being active helps, but burning an extra 100 calories/day probably won't make much difference. Though, it might prevent you from gaining more weight. If you're not used to exercising, start small with the idea that you'll gradually increase the intensity or duration of the activity. It's a good habit to get into. ...Read more

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Will I be able to lose weight and gain muscle by doing dumbbell excercises and running 2 miles a day?

Will I be able to lose weight and gain muscle by doing dumbbell excercises and running 2 miles a day?

If you eat properly: Cardio and weight training can help you lose weight, but only if coupled with proper nutrition and appropriate caloric intake to allow safe fat loss and muscle building. A fitness instructor and nutritionist could work with you and develop a plan best for your specific needs, in conjunction with your regular physician's clearance and input. ...Read more

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How to lose weight 16 kg in 4-5 months? I do regular exercise and running..Please also tell me about diet. Which should be taken in a day?

How to lose weight 16 kg in 4-5 months?  I do regular exercise and running..Please also tell me about diet. Which should be taken in a day?

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 iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because 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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Could a teenager lose weight in 8 weeks by running on a treadmill each day?

Could a teenager lose weight in 8 weeks by running on a treadmill each day?

Sure: In theory the answer is yes. Weight loss happens when energy expended (i.e. Calories burned) supersedes energy taken in (i.e. Calories eaten). With the right diet and enough exercise a teenager could definitely lose weight. Of course there are healthy and unhealthy rates of weight loss so this should be discussed with your teen's doctor. ...Read more

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Hi ,I would like to know if squats make you butt bigger and if running will make me gain muscle weight or lose weight....... thanks have a nice day ?

Hi ,I would like to know if squats make you butt bigger and if running will make me gain muscle weight or lose weight....... thanks  have a nice day ?

Firmer-not bigger: Hands down, squats are the best general exercise to firm your thighs, legs, and gluteal area- will nOT make your buttocks bigger. Running will help burn off excess fat. ...Read more