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What are the things that should be kept in mind when considering a weight loss program?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
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In brief: Diet & exercise

Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods.
Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories.

In brief: Diet & exercise

Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods.
Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories.
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. James Shoemaker
General Practice

In brief: Weight Loss Program

Plan to lose no more than 2 pounds per week.
 have a no carb breakfast such as eggs and lowfat cottage cheese a high-protein glucose control drink, such as boost or glucerna for lunch and a low-fat dinner.  walk 6 miles or run 3 miles per week and do a muscle toning routine as shown here: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=xuhyfx5l0pg&feature=youtube_gdata_player.

In brief: Weight Loss Program

Plan to lose no more than 2 pounds per week.
 have a no carb breakfast such as eggs and lowfat cottage cheese a high-protein glucose control drink, such as boost or glucerna for lunch and a low-fat dinner.  walk 6 miles or run 3 miles per week and do a muscle toning routine as shown here: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=xuhyfx5l0pg&feature=youtube_gdata_player.
Dr. James Shoemaker
Dr. James Shoemaker
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Foods must be edible

Successful (intentional) weight loss requires that a person stick to a plan for months or years.
The person must be happy with the foods he gets to eat, so severe calorie restriction is usually unsuccessful. A person can cut back on calories enough to lose 1-2 pounds a week, and will be more likely to stay with that modest type of plan. One or two pounds a week is about 50-100 pounds a year!

In brief: Foods must be edible

Successful (intentional) weight loss requires that a person stick to a plan for months or years.
The person must be happy with the foods he gets to eat, so severe calorie restriction is usually unsuccessful. A person can cut back on calories enough to lose 1-2 pounds a week, and will be more likely to stay with that modest type of plan. One or two pounds a week is about 50-100 pounds a year!
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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