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What do I need to evaluate in my life when starting a weight loss plan?

What do I need to evaluate in my life when starting a weight loss plan?

Weight loss: Also focus on a low glycemic index(<40) diet.Eat until you are satisfied, not full , eating every 3 hours.Drink plenty of water.Make sure you have labwork checking your hormones-any deficiencies need correcting.The majority of your carbohydrate intake should be vegetables .Eat mufa fats. ...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 can't i lose any weight even though i go to the gym 6 days a week, eat the right portion size and balance my diet? What can I do to lose weight?!

Why can't i lose any weight even though i go to the gym 6 days a week, eat the right portion size and balance my diet? What can I do to lose weight?!

Weight loss: U may be losing weight as fat but maintaining or gaining it as muscle if you're working out regularly. How much do you weigh now? How muscular are you? Talk with your pcp if u feel you're overweight. Without your height i can't calculate your body mass index. Doc can do that as well as measure waist-to-hip ratio. Can also check for diabetes, etc. ...Read more

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What do I do to get past a plateau in my weight loss?

What do I do to get past a plateau in my weight loss?

Beating the plateau: When you have hit a plateau it is because you are most likely now consuming the same amount & not less than you daily calorie needs. Your daily calorie needs include your BMR (basal metabolic rate), + your adl's (activities of daily living) + your current activity level. You either need to increase your exercise (& also change up your exercise routine) or eat a little bit less or preferably both! ...Read more

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My life is in jepordy, i need to lose weight and i don't have the will power i need a rehap food is like a drug to me. Help?

My life is in jepordy, i need to lose weight and i don't have the will power i need a rehap food is like a drug to me. Help?

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 should I do to shed weight in your stomach after a c-section?

What should I do to shed weight in your stomach after a c-section?

Stict caloric restic: Restriction, exercise helps and is godo for you but the key is caloric restriction and i tell all my pts u can exercise but no abdominal exercise like crunches or situps for 4 months after the c-section, u can tear up the rectus abdominal muscle if u start too soon , u can do arms legs back, chest, everything else. ...Read more

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I haven't gone to the gym in like two years and i want to start up an exercise regimen because i feel very put of shape what is the best way to start?

I haven't gone to the gym in like two years and i want to start up an exercise regimen because i feel very put of shape what is the best way to start?

Training partner.: If you don't have any medical condition that restricts you from exercise. Start aexercise program combination of cardio and weightlifting. Enroll a family member or friend as a training partner .If you can afford hire a personal trainer. Always start with moderate intensity program like walking , swimming and lifting lighter weights. Use the machines instead of free weights to avoid injury. ...Read more

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What kind of diet changes do I need to have in order to lose my stomach?

What kind of diet changes do I need to have in order to lose my stomach?

Reduce carbs and FF: Cut back on carbohydrates including fruit. Stop eating all fried foods. Avoid soy based foods as they inhibit thyroid function. ...Read more

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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

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I want to loss my weight..Without any excercise know my weight is 87 and my age 24..I want to loss my through diet control can u suggest me..?

I want to loss my weight..Without any excercise know my weight is 87 and my age 24..I want to loss my through diet control can u suggest me..?

Need more info: Is your weight 87 or 187? What is your gender? How tall are you? And how much activity are you currently doing? What is your goal weight ? Please answer those questions and i will get back to you with an answer. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight however I am limited in physical exercise, how could i increase my metabolism and what kind of diet should I go for?

I want to lose weight however I am limited in physical exercise, how could i increase my metabolism and what kind of diet should I go for?

Calorie reduction: Despite numerous health and weight loss benefits to exercise, the bulk of the weight loss plan still has to fall on caloric reduction. One has to run many miles to burn off 3500 calories (1pound)! learning how to reduce calories involves education and discipline. Avoid missing meals because you are likely to binge later on high calorie and carb rich meals. Low calorie frequent meals work best. ...Read more

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I need to lose 10 kg i gave birth 5 months ago and finding it really hard to lose extra weight what's the best diet to follow and what kind of exersis?

I need to lose 10 kg i gave birth 5 months ago and finding it really hard to lose extra weight what's the best diet to follow and what kind of exersis?

Weight loss: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. 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. ...Read more

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What to do if I have gained allot of fat this past year and i want to get rid of it. Would biking be a good way to lose my fat?

What to do if I have gained allot of fat this past year and i want to get rid of it. Would biking be a good way to lose my fat?

Biking is excellent.: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. Running, swimming, nordic track, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.). ...Read more

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What to do if i'm going on a cruise next month and want to treat it like a weight loss spa. I will be eating throughout the day?

What to do if i'm going on a cruise next month and want to treat it like a weight loss spa. I will be eating throughout the day?

To Lose Weight: Your concern about eating throughout the day on the cruise If indeed, you want to lose weight: Understand your hunger cues Control the impulse to eat when you are not hungry Be disciplined in eating Do not just eat, eat slow, converse with family and friends Manage your stress It is not WHAT you eat IT IS WHAT is eating you Start walking daily 1 mile, then increase distance and pace or exercise ...Read more

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Please tell me what amount of weight should I shoot to lose when first going on a diet?

Please tell me what amount of weight should I shoot to lose when first going on a diet?

Depends: On the approach of weight loss been used. If diet and exercise alone 1 to 2lbs a week may be optimal. However if combined with apetite suppressant first week losses of 4 lbs are not unusual. ...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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What's the best thing to eat if i want to be on a diet? On top of that i'm a big eatter too and i need to lose weight!

What's the best thing to eat if i want to be on a diet? On top of that i'm a big eatter too and i need to lose weight!

Cut your carbs: Cut out your sugar and carbs..Cardio for exercise..Walking will do for now...Drink water no soda..Eat breakfast , lunch, dinner no skipping meals..See www.Weighstation.Net for help ..And newsletters. ...Read more

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What should I do to get back to my weight loss routine?

What should I do to get back to my weight loss routine?

Weight loss: It depends what you were previously doing and whether it was effective.Any weight loss program needs excellent nutrition, consistent exercise and correction of hormonal imbalances.If you think of this as a lifestyle change rather than a 'quick fix' , you are likely to be more successful. ...Read more

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What to do if i need to lose weight in my legs and my back is there any fast exercises to do?

What to do if i need to lose weight in my legs and my back is there any fast exercises to do?

For weight loss ...: You cannot target specific areas for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio & a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, elliptical, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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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. Vasu Brown
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