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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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


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What can I do to not eat and lose weight?

What can I do to not eat and lose weight?

NOT Eating is NOT: The answer. Your body will go into starvation mode and your metabolic rate will drop. This means that you will then easily gain weight. ...Read more

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What should I eat to lose weight?

What should I eat to lose weight?

Eat differently: To lose weight, we don't want people to "diet" and restrict the amount that they eat. Rather, we want you to eat differently. Increase vegetables, fruits, healthy fats (salmon, nuts, seeds, avocados, olive oil, etc), and protein. Reduce carbs and only eat "brown carbs" like whole grain bread, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, etc. Stop eating highly refined & processed foods. Drink water, never soda. ...Read more

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What to do if i know i need to exercise and change up my diet to lose weight and be healthier, but how?

What to do if i know i need to exercise and change up my diet to lose weight and be healthier, but how?

Healthy choices: 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. 3-5 ounces of lean meat, chicken or fish as protein, or eggs, or 1 cup of milk. Complex carbohydrates in the form of whole grains, should make up 1/4 of your plate servings. 1/2 your plate should be fresh fruits and or vegetables. And 1/4 of your plate should be protein. Beans and legumes are also healthy carbohydrates. Avoid too much fat, fried foods. ...Read more

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If i want to lose weight how many calories to eat and not affect my health?

If i want to lose weight how many calories to eat and not affect my health?

See below: Tough to give you an exact number without knowing more of your medical history and seeing your growth chart. To lose weight, you simply need to be taking in less calories than you are burning off. A healthy diet with increased exercise will accomplish this. ...Read more

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What do you eat to lose weight usually?

What do you eat to lose weight usually?

Whole foods...: The foods you eat will have a major impact on your weight, but they are not the only factors. For detailed discussion of why people gain and lose weight, please my blog at www.Mdprevent.Blogspot.Com. Read "why you get fat" first and then "why you stay fat.". ...Read more

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Here doctors have said not to eat fruits to lose weight. What are we exactly supposed to eat to lose weight and also to maintain it?

Here doctors have said not to eat fruits to lose weight. What are we exactly supposed to eat to lose weight and also to maintain it?

Weight loss: A healthy well balanced diet including both fruits, vegetables, protein (meat, dairy products, beans etc), fiber and water are important. You need to reduce portion size as well as increase your exercise. If you are still unsure what to eat seeing a nutritionist maybe helpful. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight this summer & eat more healthy. What foods can I eat if i want to lose weight while doing exercise?

I want to lose weight this summer & eat more healthy. What foods can I eat if i want to lose weight while doing exercise?

Discuss: You have a couple of options of professionals to consult. A dietician/nutritionist or personal trainers are able to provide this information. Hope this helps best of luck! ...Read more

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What should I eat or do to gain weight..

Calories and carbs: Carbs will help you gain weight. If you feel you are too thin, you may benefit from seeing a dr. And getting an evaluation to see why you are underweight and then you may get put on a good nutritional diet regimen to gain. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Im trying to lose weight but don't know what to eat and drink?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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What to do if I have a fast metabolism, what should I eat to gain weight?

What to do if I have a fast metabolism, what should I eat to gain weight?

In the absence: Of an overactive thyroid, there is no such thing as "fast" metabolism. People do burn off calories at different rates, but it is primarily related to body size, activity level, etc. You will gain one pound for each 3500 calories that you eat and don't burn off, but if you do not exercise, it will be stored as fat rather than muscle. ...Read more

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What can I do to healthily lose weight?

What can I do to healthily lose weight?

Identify what matter: To motivate yourself to lose weight, identify why it is really important to you. Go beyond the usual because "i want to be healthy" or "i want to look good." ask yourself why do you want those things? How important are they to you? What are you willing to do to succeed? Once you have your answers, develop a process with the help of a professional that will hold you accountable and go for it! ...Read more

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What suggestions do you have to help me lose weight and have a healthy diet?

What suggestions do you have to help me lose weight and have a healthy diet?

Fruits and veggies: Portion control, moderation, variety and balance. Portion control is important- especially eating out where portion sizes have grown. Fresh fruits, vegetables, should be half of your plate. Legumes, beans, whole grains, a 1/4 plate and lean cuts of meat, fowl and fish, low fat dairy products 1/4 plate. Processed foods, high in animal saturated fats and processed sugars should be avoided. ...Read more

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How to lose weight. I eat well and am decently active. However I just can't seem to lose weight. Any ideas?

How to lose weight.  I eat well and am decently active.  However I just can't seem to lose weight. Any ideas?

Appetite Suppresants: First know your appropriate weight. You may be at your appropriate weight. For overweight patients who have having trouble losing weight, it may be due to an imbalance between calories ingested and calories expended in exercise. Keep a diet and activity log, this can help determine if this is the cause. Good Luck. ...Read more

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HOW DO I EAT HEALTHY IN ORDER TO LOOSE WEIGHT?

HOW DO I EAT HEALTHY IN ORDER TO LOOSE WEIGHT?

Team support: Learning to live a Healthy lifestyle can take a team effort to work effectively. I would advise that you first speak with your physician so that he/she can document any issues and help monitor weight. A dietitian would be invaluable to help you decide which food choices would be best for your lifestyle. This coupled with other professions would be able to best help you. ...Read more

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What do I need to eat so that i can gain weight quickly?

What do I need to eat so that i can gain weight quickly?

Eat healthy high : Calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, . ...Read more

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What are good foods to eat when you want to lose weight?

What are good foods to eat when you want to lose weight?

Stop Bad Foods/Drink: Here is a simple way to lose, without a diet, the list shows the reasons people gain wt. In order of most important & easiest to change, simply go down list, find your top 2 reasons, and then make a few changes, such as: diet soda for soda, subway for burgers, 100 cal packs: 1. Any drink with sugar 2. Fast foods 3. Fried foods 4. Skipping meals 5. Bad breakfasts 6 bad snacks 7. Large portions. ...Read more

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What should I eat that's healthy to gain weight?

What should I eat that's healthy to gain weight?

Foods to help w : Healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, smoothies (w added silken tofu or powdered milk), greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. Some people add whey proteins. ...Read more

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What can I do to gain healthy weight?

What can I do to gain healthy weight?

Balanced diet: Though some patients augment their intake with high-calorie drinks (ensure) and bars, a cheaper approach would be to eat more nutrient-rich foods that ones enjoys as part of his/her diet. Consulting with a nutritionist would determine if a diet is balanced. In the meantime, following healthy eating guidelines from the cdc would be helpful http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthyweight/healthy_eating/index.Html. ...Read more

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What can I do to gain healthy weight?

Weight gain: Eat healthy foods that are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training. Work out with heavier weights with fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours per night. Hydrate well with water. Snacking when you are trying to gain weight>. Nuts are high in calories, contain protein & are high in monosaturated fat (almonds). We all should aim for at least 5 servings of veggies. ...Read more