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The Relationship Between Food Intake Physical Activity And Weight Management
Divine orchestra: Weight management depends on both the foods you eat, hormonal balance, and your physical activity. Foods provide both calories and important biochemical information to your body -- you can affect the proteins your genes make through the foods you eat. These in turn affect your metabolism, which eventually affects your weight. Physical activity affects your metabolism too. Balance is key! ...Read more
Possibly: There are some people that are very salt sensitive.... And too much salt can cause fluid retention/ water weight gain- as well as effect blood pressure. The other issue is what foods are associated with salty... Fries, chips, etc.... These do effect weight! Happy new year! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relationships: The myth out there is that if you want to lose weight you need to eat less and exercise more.This works in the short term but not really in the long term. Focus on a low glycemic index diet and you are more likely to lose weight rather than the amount of calories you consume. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Energy/weight: Very interesting question! We used to think that 'calories in/calories out' is all one needed to do to lose weight.That is, expend more calories than you take in. Unfortunately, this does not really help with weight loss in the long term. Focus on the quality of food (low glycemic index) rather than quantity. Also remember, you cannot exercise your way to weight loss! ...Read more
The ratio: Your energy balance is the balance of calories consumed through eating and drinking compared to calories burned through physical activity. Energy in is what you eat and drink. Energy out is what you burn through physical activity. ...Read more
Exercise and Weight: Generally speaking when trying to change your shape you should use exercise for two purposes. To increase metabolism and to maintain muscle mass. It is not wise to use exercise as a weight loss tool since you can eat many more calories than you can exercise away. Lower your carb intake, eat frequent small meals or snacks and drink plenty of water. Work to keep your heart rate between 100-120 bpm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Both: Weight management is a simple formula: calories in vs. Calories out. A sensible diet combined with regular aerobic exercise will keep most people at their ideal body weight. All else being equal, it takes a lot of exercise to reverse a bad diet: one donut can take an hour of jogging to burn off. If your goal is weight loss, this is best started with professional help: ask your doctor for advice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best weight management and calorie tracker device/arm band or watch? I like indoor exercise. Thanks!
There are: Apps for this on most smart phones. I track my walking on my galaxy s4. Give that a try first. ...Read more
Aerobic: Aerobic exercise- an activity that elevates your heart rate and you can continuously do that activity-ideally for a minimum of 20 minutes but working toward a goal of 60 min 5 days per week. Brisk walking, running, cycling, swimming, etc. Make sure you enjoy it and can have fun. Having a workout partner helps so you can motivate each other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any way to speed up the excretion of vitamin a from your body? Increased physical activity? Food intake?
None known: Again, juicing kale, carrots & broccoli can not cause vit a toxicity- they have no vit, a, only carotenoids you convert to a if needed. Vit a toxicity has never been shown to occur from these. But you still seem convinced you have too much vit. A so please ask your doctor to test "serum retinol." once you see your levels are normal you can focus on finding the real cause of your various symptoms! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For Type II diabetics, is it true that emotional states have no effect on blood sugar levels? I was told that food intake and physical activity level
Not true.: Hi. Nope, that's NOT true. I can't imagine who would tell you such a thing. ...Read more
See: New england journal of medicine article from 2006 under trans fatty acids and cardiovascular risk. ...Read more
Water = health: In populations where water intake is low, increasing water improves weight loss and BMI, thus lowering chances of type two diabetes, hypertension, the primary causes of lifestyle disease. In healthy people who don't drink sodas and sugary drinks, drinking enough water is essential for good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ringers: I would be very skeptical of reviews you might see on line, those can come from anywhere, including the brother in law of the producer. Look for scientific reviews or double blinded randomized trails, if they don't exist these reviews are called testimonials with all the validity on an infomercial. ...Read more
Herbalife: I'm not sure whether you're testifying that "herbal life" is good, or asking about it? Herbalife is a multilevel marketing company that sells many different kinds of products, including some for "weight management." it is not a program that provides personal accountability like weight watchers or tops. This part is needed for success in any program, because it engages you towards your goals. ...Read more
2yo boy. 18.1 BMI (86th percentile) and trending upwards. Need recommendations on books/websites on toddler weight management.
Elevated BMI: Have your physician do a thorough check up and do any labs, such as thyroid screening. Talk to a nutritionist and visit the American Pediatric Academy site, healthy kids. Org to help with dietary management. Avoid feeding by other household members. All the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Metabolism: L-carnitine is an Amino Acid which helps in the breakdown of fat cells. Green tea has been proven to increase metabolism and assist with weight loss. Use these with a balanced protein approach and you should have success. For quality sources, feel free to see my supplement page on website. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Healthy weight loss is generally considered to be weight lost at a rate of about 1 - 2 pounds/week. Weight is easier to keep off when lost at a slow and steady rate using a healthy diet and exercise regimen that can be sustained as a lifestyle, rather than a crash diet. The best diet is one that you can stay on and maintain for life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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