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Any tips for weight loss?

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Holly Barth
General Practice
3 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
Holly Barth
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Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lifestyle change

Yes, do not count calories, rather, eat a healthy food mix and make exercise part of your daily routine.
There is no magic to being healthy and trim. It is a life time endeavor..Diets do not work. Eating a diet that has plenty of colored veggies and fruits with low fat protein is a great start. www.artofplasticsurgery.com.

In brief: Lifestyle change

Yes, do not count calories, rather, eat a healthy food mix and make exercise part of your daily routine.
There is no magic to being healthy and trim. It is a life time endeavor..Diets do not work. Eating a diet that has plenty of colored veggies and fruits with low fat protein is a great start. www.artofplasticsurgery.com.
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
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Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Start with diet

Start losing weight by eating less.
As weight comes off, you'll have more and more energy to exercise and you can add that to your routine, weight loss, however, is 85% related to cutting calories and only about 15% related to exercise.

In brief: Start with diet

Start losing weight by eating less.
As weight comes off, you'll have more and more energy to exercise and you can add that to your routine, weight loss, however, is 85% related to cutting calories and only about 15% related to exercise.
Dr. Maureen Mays
Dr. Maureen Mays
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: A good program

Weight loss is one of the hardest things to deal with.
You will need to consume fewer calories than you ingest (all diets do this - but you have to stick to it), you need regular exercise, you need medical guidance and a nutritionist's help. This needs to be comprehensive every day. You need to clear out tempting junk food. And some need counseling as well. Best of luck.

In brief: A good program

Weight loss is one of the hardest things to deal with.
You will need to consume fewer calories than you ingest (all diets do this - but you have to stick to it), you need regular exercise, you need medical guidance and a nutritionist's help. This needs to be comprehensive every day. You need to clear out tempting junk food. And some need counseling as well. Best of luck.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. James Shoemaker
General Practice

In brief: Weight Loss Plan

Weight loss 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 Plan

Weight loss 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. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Reduce carbs

Cut back on carbohydrates including fruit.
Stop eating all fried foods. Avoid soy based foods as they inhibit thyroid function. Eat plenty of lean meats and vegetables. These foods will keep you from getting hungry. Drink only water.

In brief: Reduce carbs

Cut back on carbohydrates including fruit.
Stop eating all fried foods. Avoid soy based foods as they inhibit thyroid function. Eat plenty of lean meats and vegetables. These foods will keep you from getting hungry. Drink only water.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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