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Weight Watchers For Kids How To Calculate Points
Caloric intake: You will get a lot of different answers to this question depending on who you ask. I feel that you can go down to about 1000 calories per day at the lowest, but this really depends on how active you are. If you are exercising a lot, you may need to take in more calories than that. If you are not active at all, 1000 might be okay. Keep in mind this doesn't account for protein intake which you need. ...Read more
Looks & feels right: The whole business of "ideal weights" is based on old insurance tables that have little to do with individual situations. With the jama's not-surprising 2013 study that "overweight" adults exceed "ideal weight" adults in longevity & health, use common sense. Muscular and trim, able to excel at vigorous physical activities that you enjoy. It's about you, not a number. Health and friendship. ...Read more
5'3" 100lbs. Bi 17.7. How many calories and what exercises to get rid of muffin top? Bmi is already too low and i don't want to lose more weight
Confused: Tribology is the science that studies friction, lubrication and wear phenomena. I have never heard of it as a medical condition. Walking is always helpful to promote calorie burning and increasing the metabolic rate. Unfortunately, it takes a lot of walking to burn enough calories. The realistic answer to most weight problems is doing a combination of lower calorie diet and exercise. ...Read more
5'3 165lbs on the Special K diet, want to weigh 120 lbs. How many calories a day do I need to achieve this goal in about 2 months. Hardly excercise?
Not advised: Dropping 25% of your body weight in two months with diet alone is going to be next to impossible and even if with exercise quite a challenge. These fad diets are usually just that. You would be better off looking at starting to eat healthy and do regular exercise 2-3 days per week for one hour. This will result in weight loss that is permanent rather than caused by a quick weight loss diet. ...Read more
For glucose control: The glycemic index is a measure of how fast carbs are metabolized - lower is better. It is to help with glucose control, not really for weight loss. Weight loss depends upon burning off more calories than you take in. It's 3500 calories to gain or lose a pound. Check w/a good registered dietitian. ...Read more
Calories: First be sure you've been in to your child's doctor for the annual checkup. Assuming there is nothing too alarming about the growth chart or the physical exam, the key is the calories. If your doctor agrees, you can boost intake by adding high quality fats in the diet, like salmon, avocado, use olive oil liberally, etc. Pediasure is a nutritional supplement in the form of a shake made for kids. ...Read more
Losing weight: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. Good Luck ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No set amount: The idea is calorie balance. Weight is a simple equation. Always has been and always will be. You can't cheat the equation with tricks or diet plans or supplements. To lose weight, eat less calories than you burn. So, either burn more or eat less but keep a healthy balance. First talk with your doc to see if you even need to lose and if it would even be healthy for you to do so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends : It depends on how much you weigh and how many pounds you want to gain.But as a general rule if you eat more than your bmr, that is the number of calories you burn daily, which depends on your weight, height, amount of activity daily.So it is easy anything in excess of that will make you gain weight if you have a normal metabolism. ...Read more
My weight is too much ie 229 lbs height 5'7 age 20..I need a heavy weight loss.Give me tips to lose weight quickly.Waiting for precious reply..Thanks.
Nutrition & exercise: Good nutrition & regular exercise are key to getting healthy. While mediterranean diet has most evidence supporting its benefits, it may not be applicable to all religions & cultures. But general principles are same. Be sure to expend more energy than you consume to gradually lose fat weight. Aim for 500cal/d deficit = 1 lb/wk loss. Talk to your family doc to be sure you're otherwise healthy. ...Read more
Best dialysis diet to lose weight faster for so i may enter transplant program . I have only till december to lose 30 lbs. Help.
Medically supervised: Given your medical issues, it is important that you maintain sufficient protein intake but be cautious about your renal diet restrictions. There are many concerns about your renal clearance and these should be monitored by a physician. Excessive and rapid weight loss may not be in your best interests when preparing for surgery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Make a plan: Start with a plan and do one thing new each week. Start with taking a multivitamin, vit d3 and calcium. Weigh yourself once a week upon rising. Eat protein with each meal. Exercise 20 minutes a day. 1st week drop out drinking any calories. The 2nd week drop out any foods that are white starch (white rice, potatoes, bread, pasta). The 3rd week decrease your portion sizes. 1-2-3 magic! ...Read more
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