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Subject: Do you have weight loss questions?
Date Posted: 2/27/2010 8:03 AM ET
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I can help. Ask away. :)

Date Posted: 2/27/2010 5:20 PM ET
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Your qualifications are...?

Subject: I have one Question ?
Date Posted: 4/2/2010 6:26 AM ET
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Hi, i have one question for the weight lose. Can you tell me yoga is good for weight lose

program. How can give the benefit Ayurveda to us? Have you knowledge about the Ayurveda and

yoga. Its good for weight loosing or not. Tell me about this.

Thanks.

Date Posted: 4/6/2010 7:30 PM ET
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I am unfamiliar with Ayurveda. Yoga is good for the body, but not for weight loss.

Date Posted: 4/8/2010 2:49 AM ET
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For Scott or anyone else... I've hit a plateau and don't know what to do. I'm trying to lose about 15 lb; I took off 6 lb pretty quickly at first, and I've been stuck since then. SparkPeople says I'm burning 1600-2250 kcal/week running and walking. I'm eating about 1300-1500 kcal/day. This intake matches the goal SparkPeople recommended for the lower end of my exercise range, but at the higher end of my exercise range that site recommends 1400-1700 - and I've done a lot of exercise with all the nice weather recently.

The thing is, now I don't know whether to decrease or increase the calories. I'm already at the low end of the range - but SparkPeople seems to use a higher number for BMR than some other sites do.  I don't feel like I can decrease much more; I'm already hungry at night despite a planned late-night snack. But increasing seems totally counterintuitive. So I'm stumped. :) 



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Date Posted: 4/14/2010 2:26 PM ET
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i beg to differ, Scott ... some yoga such as power yoga or flow yoga can help with weight loss. Yoga is a good form of exercise to help strengthen your muscles and stability. It's a nice change from cardio. I've taken a couple yoga classes and my heart rate's gone up to the point of where i feel like i'm doing cardio.

cateyereader ... are you eating enough carbs? i know for me, i was logging my food intake and i wasn't getting enough carbs so i was hungry even if i ate protein. i think when you hit a plateau, you need to change up your workout routine and your diet a bit. your body is used to eating the same things and moving the same way, you need to throw it off. i'm guessing too you're having a hard time burning calories because you're not enough enough calories.  you may want to try some weights or strength training if all you're doing is running and walking. try yoga!

Date Posted: 4/14/2010 8:21 PM ET
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Thanks meldster! I'm mostly vegetarian, so I eat plenty of carbs... it's hitting the daily recommended protein intake that's hard for me. I do need to start strength training! It's hard this time of year since it's so pretty outside I hate to go inside to exercise.

I did introduce some new foods.  I also found out SparkPeople recommends being sure to eat carbs within 2 hours of exercise and not to focus on protein during that time. I had been doing the opposite, so I changed it around. Also increased the running distance a little. I finally broke through the plateau number this weekend, now the question is whether I'll maintain it or my body will decide that anything below that number is still a crisis. :)

Date Posted: 4/15/2010 12:14 AM ET
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if you like outdoor workouts, if it's possible, during your runs you can try to do some push ups and maybe some sit ups. if you have stairs near by like at a local park or school, you can run the stairs.

you can also use resistance bands if you don't want to use free weights, you can wrap them around a tree or a bench and start working out. plus the bands are pretty inexpensive. lunges and squats are great too, you'll feel totally sore after, but it'll be worth it.


here's a link to some exercises you could do without equipment ... ok maybe a chair or something.

Date Posted: 4/15/2010 1:31 AM ET
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Those are great suggestions! Thank you so much.

Date Posted: 4/15/2010 11:56 AM ET
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Just wondering if there is any kind of a top age limit on getting liposuction?

Date Posted: 4/16/2010 12:00 PM ET
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well, i'd assume if you're like 80, they might not recommend liposuction, but i don't know. you'd have to talk to the doctor about that one! I'm sure health plays into it more than age and if you have any health problems.