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Any tips for women for health and weight loss?

Any tips for women for health and weight loss?

Takes work: Losing weight is conceptually simple. Ingest fewer calories than you burn up. All diets are based on this principal. You can burn calories faster with an exercise program. Enlist the aid of your family doctor and a nutritionist and an exercise specialist. ...Read more

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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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Why am I having trouble with weight loss?I am female.

Why am I having trouble with weight loss?I am female.

What is your "net"?: Weight loss is a very nebulous term; 10 lbs of fat loss but 10 lbs of muscle gain nets you no weight loss but better health. A better measure is size (however it is less precise) or an accurate measure of body fat percentage (underwater weighing or bioelectrical impedance, but not calipers.) type of exercise, diet, metabolism, thyroid function, and medications all play a role with your troubles. ...Read more

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Weight loss tips and tricks for a woman with a busy schedule?

Weight loss tips and tricks for a woman with a busy schedule?

Busy schedule: The key is not to think of weight loss, but to think of a lifestyle change that can make you healthier even with a busy schedule.The 4 key components are excellent nutrition, consistent exercise , correction of hormonal imbalances and nutritional supplements .All this can be achieved with a busy schedule-i know, as I do this everyday with my busy schedule..Would love to discuss in detail! ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a universal weight loss workout for women?

Anyone know what is a universal weight loss workout for women?

Aerobic: Aerobic exercise is a good way to burn calories and lose weight for women and men. There are a variety of options for this type of exercise, depending on your fitness level and health status. Resistance exercise can help build muscle. ...Read more

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I think one of my weight loss buddies is aiming too high. What would you say to an approx 425 lb 30 y/o woman who wanted to drop 200 lb in a year?

I think one of my weight loss buddies is aiming too high. What would you say to an approx 425 lb 30 y/o woman who wanted to drop 200 lb in a year?

Too much: Without medical supervision and monitoring, we do not suggest more than 1-2 lbs/wk or 100 lbs/yr. Too many risks of medical complications from inadequate intake of certain nutrients, dehydration, kidney and electrolyte problems, and starvation. ...Read more

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Please describe a good weight loss diet for women?

Please describe a good weight loss diet for women?

Diet and exercise: The best way to lose weight is eating a healthy, low-glycemic index (lean protein sources and colorful/green vegetables, avoiding starches and beverages with calories) diet and increasing your physical activity until you can exercise for 30 minutes a day. If you do this and maintain this change you should see steady weight loss. ...Read more

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Can you suggest tips on female weight loss and bodybuilding?

Can you suggest tips on female weight loss and bodybuilding?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. Exercises such as crunches, planks, sit-ups, etc are good for toning the abdominal muscles, but cardio is best for weight loss. ...Read more

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For 57+ female, can reduction in FBS (91 -> 87) cause weight loss (71 -> 68.9 kg) in 2-months ?

For 57+ female, can reduction in FBS (91 -> 87) cause weight loss (71 -> 68.9 kg) in 2-months ?

FBS 91 & 87 the same: Also given standard scale 71 and 69 are not very different in 2 month period. Depends on stooling time relative to test, and on level of hydration. The FBS estimates are the same w/i accuracy of these machines. ...Read more

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I am female and my weight is 175 lb.What should I do for my weight loss and what type of food i take?

I am female and my weight is 175 lb.What should I do for my weight loss and what type of food i take?

Small frequent meals: A diet that is high in protein, high on fiber and low in carbohydrates can help. You don't say how tall you are, but a rule of thumb for a woman is 1000 calories if you are 5 feet tall, plus another 50 calories for every inch above that, plus another 20% if you do some exercise. That's to maintain weight. To lose weight, subtract 100-200 calories from the total. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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