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In conjunction with exercise, what's the best diet for losing weight and slimming down?

In conjunction with exercise, what's the best diet for losing weight and slimming down?

Based on Literature: If you look at the literature the evidence seems to suggest that diets focusing on higher protein intake, and less carbs tends to be more effective. Also, meal replacement have been shown to be superior to meals prepared by patients in losing weight (as long as the company is legit). Other things that help: Keeping a diary, documenting weight regularly, exercise, medication, behavioral tx, etc. ...Read more

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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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What machine works best in the gym for weight loss?

What machine works best in the gym for weight loss?

Cardio Mix: If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio & a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, elliptical, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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What is the best diet and exercise for dropping weight quickly?

What is the best diet and exercise for dropping weight quickly?

Eat less; move more: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as he doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and go walk around the block instead. ...Read more

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What is a good way to lose weight with leg work and sit-ups?

What is a good way to lose weight with leg work and sit-ups?

Not quite right"?": Really it is not about losing weight per se. Ideal situations increase leaness by: 1. Losing fat. 2. Gaining muscle. Exercise can do both. If you are firm and lean, you will look better and be healthier. ...Read more

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What steps should I take to build the torso muscles and gain weight in the best way?

What steps should I take to build the torso muscles and gain weight in the best way?

Exercise and diet: Read this article about healthy ways to bulk up: http://otwithmd.Com/4-healthy-ways-to-bulk-up/ and to build muscles you should lift weights to stimulate muscle hypertrophy. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good exercise for weight loss and slimming down figure?

Can you recommend a good exercise for weight loss and slimming down figure?

Aquatic exercise: Swim, water aerobics or walking in chest deep water. We are about 80% lighter standing in chest deep water due to buoyancy. This will make exercising easier. Start with an amount that is relatively easy and comfortable, then repeat 4 or more days per week and add a few minutes to the program once a week, initially only add 2-3 mins per week, so you don't over do it. Don't give up and keep moving. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to lose weight on your legs and stomach?

What approaches work best to lose weight on your legs and stomach?

Legs and Stomach: Losing weight in your stomach is probably easier then your legs. Cut the carbs out completely, no breads, rice, tropical fruits. Have a zero or low carb protein drink between meals. It will suppress how much you eat at mealtime and your body will burn calories more efficiently. You have to incorporate cardio exercise into your workout. Running, elliptical or fast walking are the best. ...Read more

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What's a good workout routine that involves cardio and weights? Are these both necessary for weight loss?

What's a good workout routine that involves cardio and weights? Are these both necessary for weight loss?

Workout: I strongly recommend that you see a trainer to advise you about cardiac issues and weights. That discussion will point you in the right direction and you should feel great. If the trainer thinks there might be something else wrong please take the advice and see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best whey protein for weight loss and muscle gain?

What is the best whey protein for weight loss and  muscle  gain?

Grass fed, low temp.: I advise whey protein from grass-fed cows not given hormones or antibiotics and processed at low temperature to preserve immunoglobulins and other beneficial components. One brand that meets this criteria is whey cool by designs for health. I can't say for sure it is "the best" but it is the best one i know. A good article on whey: http://www.Montereybaynaturopathy.Com/npg/mbn115-8-whey-cool.Html. ...Read more

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What is the best aerobic/anaerobic weekly workout to loose weight while gain strength?

What is the best aerobic/anaerobic weekly workout to loose weight while gain strength?

Walk/jog/ weights: Jog or brisk walk for 20-30 minutes at least 5 days a week plus weight lifting 3 times a week. ...Read more

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What is a good workout plan in order to lose weight and gain more overall fitness?

Any Plan: That incorporates (1) endurance, (2) aerobic conditioning (cardiovascular fitness), (3) strength and (4) neuromuscular integration and stretching will do the trick. Throw in a clean, unprocessed diet and you're in business. Brisk walking or jogging, resistance training with bands or weights, yoga and stretching done in alternation 5-6 days a week is an example. Get a physical first! ...Read more

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I'm trying to lose weight and also gain muscle. What is best for muscle gains and weight loss?

Weight loss: Exercise and diet is the best way to both gain muscle and loose weight. If you attack this properly you will be much improved over time. It will take some time but you will jump for joy when your friends tell you how much you have changed. Go for it! ...Read more

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What exercises are recommended, for weight loss and toning of the body?

What exercises are recommended, for weight loss and toning of the body?

Work with: Professional trainer that is certified. Both cardio and core is important. ...Read more

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What is a good weight loss plan and any ideas for losing lots of weight before summer?

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What is a good weight loss plan and any ideas for losing lots of weight before summer?

Diet and exercise: The goal is to burn more calories than you consume. Watch your diet; eliminate junk food and don't over-eat. Consider liquids as well; soda, alcohol, etc. Contains lots of calories. Exercise multiple times a week. If you find an activity you really enjoy you'll be more likely to engage in that activity. Avoid fad diets that could prevent you from getting adequate nutrition. Make healthy choices! ...Read more

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What's the best type of sports to lose weight then maintain the healthy weight? And why?

Sports: Probably, the best way to loose weight is to do belly dance because you move all parts of your body at the rhythm of the music, better if it has mostly rapid rhythms alternating with short periods of slower rhythms to allow rest and recovery between periods of very active dance. It is fun . Try it. ...Read more

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What s the best exercise for weight loss on the stomach and back area?

What s the best exercise for weight loss on the stomach and back area?

Some exercises help: To help the tummy look flatter, one can do exercises to build very strong abdominal muscles. It will take a lot of work, and will burn off calories. One must not eat more calories than she burns off, or she cannot lose weight. Helpful weight loss foods are natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Avoid sugars and simple carbohydrates, to help prevent "central obesity." ...Read more

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What are the best machines to use in the gym for weight loss?

What are the best machines to use in the gym for weight loss?

Elliptical and stair: The elliptical uses arms and legs and is a total body workout. You can burn aerobic calories which burns fat and helps you to lose weight. The stairclimbers are also challenging. You can also loose weight using a treadmill with varying inclines. Interval training, where you alternate the degree of challenge, results in increased calories lost by your metabolism. ...Read more

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How important is aerobic exercise for weight loss and health?

How important is aerobic exercise for weight loss and health?

Very: Weight loss should be from a combination of aerobic conditioning, resistance training and improved nutrition. Changing eating, or eating less can result in wieght loss but you are more likely tokeep the wieght off if youadd exercise to your regimen. ...Read more

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Whats the easiest way to lose weight with minimal exercise and minimal dieting?

Whats the easiest way to lose weight with minimal exercise and minimal dieting?

Unrealistic: There is no magic solution for weight problems. The ONLY way to lose weight is to take in fewer calories than you burn up. If you do minimal dieting and minimal exercise, you will lose minimal weight. ...Read more

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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