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What are the guidelines for healthy weight management?

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Dr. Adam Nally
Family Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: Good Diet & Exercise

Diet and exercise are the keys to weight management programs.
However, 95% of the program is selecting the correct diet. Low fat diets are only partially effective and for only about 30% of the population. Low carbohydrate diets are the most effective for long term weight loss and management. Adding an appropriate exercise routine including resistance and cardiovascular training is essential.

In brief: Good Diet & Exercise

Diet and exercise are the keys to weight management programs.
However, 95% of the program is selecting the correct diet. Low fat diets are only partially effective and for only about 30% of the population. Low carbohydrate diets are the most effective for long term weight loss and management. Adding an appropriate exercise routine including resistance and cardiovascular training is essential.
Dr. Adam Nally
Dr. Adam Nally
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Weight management

Eat healthfully.
Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. 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.

In brief: Weight management

Eat healthfully.
Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nutrient dense foods

Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate.
On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone).

In brief: Nutrient dense foods

Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate.
On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone).
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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Dr. Mark Sacher
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many guidelines

25% of food should be protein based, exercises, balanced nutrition.
Burn more calories than you consume for the day.

In brief: Many guidelines

25% of food should be protein based, exercises, balanced nutrition.
Burn more calories than you consume for the day.
Dr. Mark Sacher
Dr. Mark Sacher
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