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Best way to lose weight fast?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
9 doctors agree

In brief: Fast weight loss

Usually losing weight "fast" involves an unhealthy diet, so there is no best one.
One should have a healthy diet that controls the healthy proteins, fats, and carbohydrates to obtain a slow by steady weight loss until opimum weight is obtained.

In brief: Fast weight loss

Usually losing weight "fast" involves an unhealthy diet, so there is no best one.
One should have a healthy diet that controls the healthy proteins, fats, and carbohydrates to obtain a slow by steady weight loss until opimum weight is obtained.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. David Wyatt
most quick weight loss plans - use "fad" diet changes - ie: cabbage diet, maple syrup/apple cider diet, "cookie diet" - these are not long term diet choices and not maintainable for weight maintenance. A lower carbohydrate, higher protein, lower calorie plan works best with moderate increase in exercise activity. The other key is NOT skipping breakfast or meals - eating every 3-4 hours.....
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Fast weight loss

may be unhealthy and unsustainable.
How about moderate pace? 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

In brief: Fast weight loss

may be unhealthy and unsustainable.
How about moderate pace? 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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
consumed. Do both cardio & weight training.
Holly Barth
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Diet and exercise

The goal is to burn more calories than you consume.
Watch your diet; eliminate junk food and don't over-eat. Consider liquids as well; soda, alcohol, etc. Contains lots of calories. Exercise multiple times a week. If you find an activity you really enjoy you'll be more likely to engage in that activity. Avoid fad diets that could prevent you from getting adequate nutrition. Make healthy choices!

In brief: Diet and exercise

The goal is to burn more calories than you consume.
Watch your diet; eliminate junk food and don't over-eat. Consider liquids as well; soda, alcohol, etc. Contains lots of calories. Exercise multiple times a week. If you find an activity you really enjoy you'll be more likely to engage in that activity. Avoid fad diets that could prevent you from getting adequate nutrition. Make healthy choices!
Holly Barth
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