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Doctor insights on: Weight Loss Diets For Senior Citizens

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Do you think that it's proper to me to go on a diet now to lose weight when I am at third grade of senior high? Thanks!

Do you think that it's proper to me to go on a diet now to lose weight when I am at third grade of senior high? Thanks!

Yes: Hi. Yes, adopting a healthy lifestyle at your young age is always beneficial. Healthy diet, appropriate caloric intake, and regular exercise FOR LIFE is a good lifestyle to adopt while you're young, and stick with it. ?????! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Which weight loss program is good for senior men?

Which weight loss program is good for senior men?

Moderate protein: The most important thing for seniors is to maintain muscle mass with any weight loss program, should have a goal of at least .4 grams protein per pound of body weight per day as a minimum. I suggest a program with about 20% of daily calories coming from protein, this saves muscle and bone. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a good exercise program for seniors interested in weight loss and general fitness?

Docs, what's a good exercise program for seniors interested in weight loss and general fitness?

Walk: A good exercise program for seniors is walking. Start slow in distance and pace and gradually increase both over a period of weeks to avoid overuse injuries.Remember to stretch hamstrings, quads, and calf muscles before and after u walk. Adding some basic sit- ups and push-ups to this will add core and upper body strength. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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What s the best diet for weight loss longterm?

What s the best diet for weight loss longterm?

Lifestyle: Study after study shows that short-term diets are not effective in maintaining weight loss. What you need is lifestyle changes and eat in a healthy way from now on. Fewer carbohydrates and fats along with increased reliance on vegetables will be very helpful. Activity is also important so a regular exercise program is recommended. Make healthy lifestyle changes and avoid the yo-yo dieting. ...Read more

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Suggested diets for weight loss?

Suggested diets for weight loss?

Your best bet: Is to focus on a food plan that you can consistently stick with. While it's important to have a diet rich in micronutrient rich foods like naturally colorful veggies and fruits that are calorically "light". The other important aspect about any "diet" is to make sure, first, you have a strong understanding of appropriate portions and caloric intake. Moderation will always be key. ...Read more

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What's a good weight loss diet?

What's a good weight loss diet?

Revised diet concept: The "lose 3500 calories to drop a pound" idea now is overly simplistic. Disappointing reality is that when you begin to lose weight, your metabolism slows, hormonal & neurologic changes occur. The greater the progress you make the tougher it gets to lose more pounds--your body tries to defend its weight! You have to eat even fewer calories to maintain rate of loss. Ref: Washington Post, 7/29/2015 ...Read more

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Confusion about weight loss diets?

Confusion about weight loss diets?

Balanced diet: Weight loss needs caloric restriction and incease in physical activity. Eat plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits and whole grain preprations in moderations, reduce fat, especilly saturated fat intake and increase physical activity. There is no magic diet, find one that you can stick to, is balanced. And low in calories. ...Read more

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Can diet soda inhibit weight loss?

Can diet soda inhibit weight loss?

Yes and no: Substituting it for regular sugared soda might help weight loss. However, 2 studies suggest people drinking diet sodas may gain weight instead. Drink plain tap water. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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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. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more