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My weight is 65 kg. I want to gain weight .How to gain weight?

My weight is 65 kg. I want to gain weight .How to gain weight?

See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon,... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu,... ...Read more

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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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What can I eat to lose weight and maintain that weight loss?

What can I eat to lose weight and maintain that weight loss?

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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Should i gain weight to lose weight?

Should i gain weight to lose weight?

If you have had a: Very low caloric intake that has caused your metabolic rate to slow - sometimes you need to ^ calorie intake back toward normal before weight loss can occur. (i.e. ^ metabolic rate). ...Read more

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How should I gain weight to reach my ideal weight?

How should I gain weight to reach my ideal weight?

Foods to help with: healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, Smoothies (with added silken tofu or powdered milk), Greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. Some people add whey proteins. ...Read more

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Will i need to eat fat when trying to gain muscle and lose weight?

Will i need to eat fat when trying to gain muscle and lose weight?

No: The body will get the energy it needs without specifically eating more fat. Need to ensure you are getting appropriate protein intake to build muscle optimally. Overall, need to use more calories than you take in- ideally as a combination of reduced/adjusted dietary intake and increased aerobic exercise and weight training. ...Read more

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How many calories do I have to maintain to lose weight? My weight 170 height is 5'5.

Caloric intake: You will get a lot of different answers to this question depending on who you ask. I feel that you can go down to about 1000 calories per day at the lowest, but this really depends on how active you are. If you are exercising a lot, you may need to take in more calories than that. If you are not active at all, 1000 might be okay. Keep in mind this doesn't account for protein intake which you need. ...Read more

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How to stay motivated to lose weight and exercise?

How to stay motivated to lose weight and exercise?

Daily activities: Try making your daily activities more difficult - take the stairs, park further away, bike/ walk to work/ store, sit on a swiss ball/ at your desk and stand up every time you answer the phone, or lunge/ hop/ jump from place to place in your house. Things like these may seem small and silly, but the increased calorie burn can add up over time. Don't forget a healthy diet! ...Read more

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I weight 225 pounds 6'0ft i need to lose weight fast. What weight loss products can I use to lose 70 pounds?

I weight 225 pounds 6'0ft i need to lose weight fast. What weight loss products can I use to lose 70 pounds?

Agree w Dr. Rahimi: 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. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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How can I gain willpower and lose weight?

Visualize how you’ll: feel & look when you’re at your best. Think about what motivated you to lose weight in the first place. Insure calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water/day & 5 servings of veggies & 4 servings of fruit per/day. Eat whole grain. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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I'm too skinny and want to gain weight to gain muscle, what to do?

I'm too skinny and want to gain weight to gain muscle, what to do?

What to do: Eat healthy foods that are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Work out with heavier weights with fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours per night. Hydrate well with water. ...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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What to eat to gain healthy weight?

What to eat to gain healthy weight?

Foods to help w : Healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, smoothies (w added silken tofu or powdered milk), greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. Some people add whey proteins. ...Read more

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I want to lose atleast 50lbs. What are the best workouts to lose weight. Not toning but cardio. I want to shed lbs. ?

I want to lose atleast 50lbs. What are the best workouts to lose weight. Not toning but cardio. I want to shed lbs. ?

Weight loss: Simply burning more calories than you take in will result in weight loss so exercise alone will not get you to your goal. ...Read more

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My weight is 96 kgs. I want to loose 26 kg of weight. Please suggest me a good diet and tips to loose weight more efficiently.

My weight is 96 kgs. I want to loose 26 kg of weight. Please suggest me a good diet and tips to loose weight more efficiently.

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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How to lose weight and gain more muscle?

How to lose weight and gain more muscle?

No quick results!: Mentally prepare yourself. This is hard work! high protein intake (1 gr/ 2, 2 lbs of body weight), include low rep resistance activity. Cut carbs, which will be replaced by protein. Keep hydrated. Exercise 5 x /wk alternating muscle groups! you will need two break days to repair and build muscle! ...Read more

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How to lose weight instead of gain muscle?

How to lose weight instead of gain muscle?

Caloric restriction: Caloric restriction without exercising will cause weight loss without muscle gain. For it to be effective you will need to reduce your intake by about 30% or more. ...Read more

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How to loose weight and become tall?

How to loose weight and become tall?

Stay very healthy: 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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I weigh 300 pounds and I decided to loose weight.Im walking and eating way less.Any tips to stay healthy in the weight loss proccess?

I weigh 300 pounds and I decided to loose weight.Im walking and eating way less.Any tips to stay healthy in the weight loss proccess?

Think long term!: Congrats on getting started on a life changing process! the key word is process. It takes time and patience. Don't get too caught up in the numbers. This is not a day to day process nor is it a week to week or even month to month process. You have to look at in terms of years. Set long term goals. As with any long term process you will have good days and bad days. Stay motivated and positive! ...Read more

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