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Dr. Christopher Powers Dr. Powers
Obstetrics & Gynecology
19 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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


Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Will I lose weight if I walk 30 minutes a day at 3mph?

Will I lose weight if I walk 30 minutes a day at 3mph?

Yes unless...: Yes, you will almost certainly lose weight over time unless you increase the amount of calories you are consuming. Unfortunately, many people reward themselves with a cookie or similar treat after exercising and wind up consuming more calories than they burn!

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Dr. Hasan Khondker Dr. Khondker
Internal Medicine
9 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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So I'm curious if I become a vegetarian and walk 60 to 90 minutes a day, will I lose weight?

So I'm curious if I become a vegetarian and walk 60 to 90 minutes a day, will I lose weight?

Probably: Vegetarianism actually works as a method of weight loss because the stuff you eat doesn't taste as good and there's less tendency to overeat. It's actually a smart move, but if you do become a vegetarian, you'll want to supplement or you'll ruin your health. Your physician is your best guide here.

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. Andrew Lipton Dr. Lipton
Holistic Medicine
26 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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How long do you have to walk a day to lose weight?

How long do you have to walk a day to lose weight?

Walking of weight: Hours! Weight loss needs caloric reduction as well! Try starting with 30minutes of walking and adding a minute every walk to build up to over an hour. If you are already walking over an hour, carry a back back or weights.

Dr. Jeffrey Juchau Dr. Juchau
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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What's best to do when trying to conceive, when u have pcos? I'm walking every day to lose weight, but what else should I do?

What's best to do when trying to conceive, when u have pcos? I'm walking every day to lose weight, but what else should I do?

PCOS: Losing weight is helpful. Their are some medications that can help your fertility as well. See your PCP or OB for evaluation and treatment. Good luck.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can I lose weight if I walk 3 miles a day?

Can I lose weight if I walk 3 miles a day?

Yes: If your calorie intake remains lower than your calories burned. You will burn roughly 100 calories per mile that you walk.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Will walking 2.5 miles a day help me lose weight?

Will walking 2.5 miles a day help me lose weight?

Exercise: That will burn about 250 calories per day. The bottom line is that the calories you burn each day will need to exceed the calories that you consume. I heartily encourage you to do that walking Take care.

Dr. Andrew Lipton Dr. Lipton
Holistic Medicine
26 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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Is it possible to lose weight by walking an hour a day?

Is it possible to lose weight by walking an hour a day?

Walking off weight: Hours! Weight loss needs caloric reduction as well! Try starting with 30minutes of walking and adding a minute every walk to build up to over an hour. If you are already walking over an hour, carry a back back or weights.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I am curious as to how many miles a day should I walk to lose weight?

I am curious as to how many miles a day should I walk to lose weight?

It is about 100: Calories per mile (give or take). It takes 3, 500 calories to lose a pound. If you make no changes to your diet - the amount you walk will be determined by the desired rate of weight loss.

Dr. Douglas Tavenner Dr. Tavenner
Dentistry
46 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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What's to be expected? Might walking 2 or more miles a day help me lose weight and how fast?

What's to be expected? Might walking 2 or more miles a day help me lose weight and how fast?

Depends: Loss of weight is only a matter of the amount of calories you intake in a day. Exercise can burn more calories in a day than with no exercise. However drink plenty of water is you plan to limit your calories and especially if exercising.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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If I walk an hour a day will I lose weight, even if I don't change my eating habits? Thank you

If I walk an hour a day will I lose weight, even if I don't change my eating habits? Thank you

That depends: You burn about 100 calories per mile that you walk. How fast are you walking? If you walk 3 miles in a day - you can burn about 300 calories. You need to burn about 3, 500 calories to lose one pound. So - it is possible to lose weight if you are burning more calories than you are taking in.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can you tell me if I cut out fried foods and sweets and walk one hour a day will I lose weight?

Can you tell me if I cut out fried foods and sweets and walk one hour a day will I lose weight?

If: Your calories burned are greater than those consumed through out the day - then yes, you are likely to lose weight. Good luck with this endeavor.

Dr. Sandra Pinkham Dr. Pinkham
Holistic Medicine
49 years in practice
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
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Is it possible to lose weight by walking/ jogging 4 miles a day. I keep reading articles saying you do not.

Is it possible to lose weight by walking/ jogging 4 miles a day. I keep reading articles saying you do not.

Depends: That is excellent exercise especially if you did 2 miles twice a day. If you combine that with 6 healthy meals, a good night sleep, and stress reduction and persist at it you certainly are likely to lose weight and gain muscle. Read kelly mcgonigal's the will power instinct, 2012 to increase your ability to stay on a healthy path.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Is a run or long walk enough cardio in a day if I'm trying to lose weight?

Is a run or long walk enough cardio in a day if I'm trying to lose weight?

Depends on caloric: Intake ; desired rate of loss. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Cal burned must > cal consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site determines cal burned for > 100 activities: http://www. Prohealth. Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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How can I lose the weight from Lyrica. I walk 5km every day, eat very little and still cant lose weight. It is a great drug. Many Thanks?

How can I lose the weight from Lyrica. I walk 5km every day, eat very little and still cant lose weight. It is a great drug. Many Thanks?

Not easy: Keep a detailed diary of all of your intake for a week or so. You may be eating/drinking more than you realize. After review of the diary, reduce you intake by at least 30%. With increasing age, it is harder to lose weight due to slowing of metabolism.
Wish you good health!

Dr. Georgia Latham Dr. Latham
Family Medicine
31 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Will walking daily for 90 minutes help lose weight?

Absolutely: Exercise is very helpful for weight loss. Walking daily also has multiple other health benefits. For more information on weight loss, see: http://helpdoctorwtlosstips. Blogspot. Com/

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Will walking on a treadmill for 30 min a day help me lose weight?

Weight Loss: Yes, if the following are also met. You are limiting your total calories to less than 1800 and that your calories consist mostly of proteins (about 60%). And, when you are walking on the treadmill you are moving fast enough to get your heart rate to about 130 beats per minute for the full 30 minutes every day.

Dr. Peter Ihle Dr. Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
50 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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When during the day is it optimal to walk on the treadmill to lose weight?

When during the day is it optimal to walk on the treadmill to lose weight?

Anytime: Any time u have time go 4 it. Can't sleep walk then. The time of exercise makes no difference.

Dr. Harinder Gill
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more