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8/6/18 8:44 A

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I've been losing with very light exercise. I strength train twice a week and do some light yoga or walking a few times a week, but I primarily focus on my nutrition. You may find the pace of loss is a little slower, but it really depends on how much you need to eat and the deficit you can create.

Healthy choices and actions have positive impacts, even if the scale doesn't move!


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8/6/18 2:49 A

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Hi emoticon If you can make an appointment with a hospital based dietitian. She can give you lots of ideas of how many grams of protein you need not just to heal, but to maintain muscle. You do not want to lose muscle mass or have muscle wasting. Also I doctor recommended mutlivitamin with or without iron, depending on your doctor's advise. Green tea is healthy, but like anything in moderation. Do talk to your dietitian and doctor about how many cups of green tea you need to drink. Too much green tea may taste great, but it also contains natural stimulants. Also if you can learn and talk to your dietitian and doctor about calorie dense foods, whole grain, healthy home made foods. The general rule of thumb is not to go under 1200 calories in 24 hours. It's important you stay nutritionally healthy and hydrated. Going below 1200 calories will put your nutritional health, healing and health at risk.

I practice Tai Chi regularly, It will be a great asset to your healing. I also practice Chi Gong. It goes hand in hand with Tai Chi. Research about whether it is okay to do or not and of course run it by a doctor or a physical therapist that understands what it is and is not. Tai Chi has kept me strong, helped my balance, stamina and focus. It has helped me to be flexible. If there are certain stances you are not allowed to do and you are allowed to sit in a chair, you can do Tai Chi very effectively in a chair. If you are not going to a Marital arts center and are practicing at home, you might look up Paul Lam. He is a medical doctor of rheumatology who has devoted his life to helping people learn to teach the health aspects of Tai Chi His programs are all over You Tube. The short free versions will give you an idea of his technique I personally think he is a great teacher. He is meticulous, slow, patient and traditional Chinese. His videos are effective. I have watched and participated with some of them. You may very well enjoy them. He has a good one on Chair Tai Chi. He also has a great site, it's free to visit. His lessons are not costly and are entertaining. The music and atmosphere is quite peaceful. You can order his many different Tai Chi for health either online streaming or on DVD. He also has some excellent books. Plus he has a forum for a fee of course.

I wish you the best of luck getting better. Many hugs and prayers

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8/5/18 11:47 P

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It really depends on your goals: do you want to just lose weight or lose fat and keep the muscle? If you only lose your weight from eating less/taking in less calories without resistance/strength training then you will lose a lot of muscle along with your fat. Doing cardio along with eating less might help you lose weight faster and increase your heart health, but doesn't preserve a lot of muscle. You will just be a weaker, lighter version of yourself if you only lose weight from taking in less calories, and you will be more likely to gain the weight back in the form of fat and possibly mess up your metabolism too. Bottom line - I would not recommend weight loss without exercise, specifically heavy & intense lifting exercise along with your cardio work. Many scientific studies have proven this over the years.


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6/22/18 2:04 A

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Yes, you can lose it without exercise. The drawback is it's more difficult because exercise gives you a bit more wiggle room with your diet. If you think of it as a percentage it's like 80% what you eat and the other 20 being exercise.

There are tons of modified free programs you can find online and even spark tv has some. I have worked with morbidly obese and geriatric patients we consider "eggshell" patients because of their mobility and health issues. In each case I was able to help them move more it just required a little more creativity and dedication.

The payoff is the gift we give ourselves as we get healthier and stronger. I am currently dealing with mobility issues and it has taken me quite awhile to find what works but I'm doing at least an hour per day of a modified program and paying way more attention to what I eat.



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6/21/18 7:59 P

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hi
im new here i have hear about losing weight without the exercise
im so busy with my job i can't find time for working out but i can do any of diets plan

so i would like to know if someone can tell me something about that

i will appreciate

thanks

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5/8/18 10:53 P

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It is possible to loose weight without exercise but not healthy or efficient - way too many benefits to exercise to pass it up!

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5/8/18 8:58 P

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5/8/18 9:50 A

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If you're on any prescription medications to mitigate pain or that assist with healing (antibiotics), they could also contribute to a stall in weight loss or possible weight gain. Check with your doc if you're on anything like that, too, so you're fully armed with appropriate knowledge on what's going into your body and how it affects you.

As others have said, however, what you consume contributes the most to whether you gain or lose weight moreso than exercise (but I hear ya - being immobile after being very active can be psychologically frustrating, to say the least - especially with the nice weather rolling in!)

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5/7/18 10:19 P

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The secret to losing weight is eating less and moving more. Green tea will help keep you hydrated though if you enjoy it.

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MARTHA324's Photo MARTHA324 Posts: 7,487
5/7/18 8:48 P

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IMO you'll be wasting your money. I do drink green tea because it has some heart health benefits plus I like it.

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5/7/18 3:25 A

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I have heard that there are some green tea in the market which help in weight loss.

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5/6/18 9:48 A

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@MUFFCABBAGE .....I also find that I lose more weight just concentrating on my eating....but I feel the need to get out in the open air and walk. it does something to my psyche to feel the sun and smell the air (even if it's not so fresh) that just re-energizes my body. but do what you feel is best for your body.



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5/5/18 7:53 P

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That's great MUFFCABBAGE, so glad to hear you'll be able to do light exercises. totally understand the psychology of wanting to exercise. =)



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5/5/18 7:30 P

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Thanks everyone! The encouragement means a lot to me. As I think about it, there are a few light exercises I can do like tai chi and light gardening. I need exercise more for psychological reasons and it is very important to me ... but I'll get back to it. I can tell that I'm on the mend.

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5/5/18 11:17 A

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ditto what Coach Jen said. The current statistic is that weight loss is 80-90% diet and only 10-20% exercise.




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NITEMAN3D's Photo NITEMAN3D Posts: 15,210
5/5/18 2:56 A

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When you're given lemons, make lemonade. As most people learn who try losing with a lot of exercise, something always comes along to screw up your exercise routine. I'm not saying exercise is bad, but you *can* lose weight without a lot of it. Now for the lemonade... since you're not spending time on exercise, spend that time on precise tracking of your food intake. It will show you where you can make trade-offs in your diet to reduce calories and create your daily deficit that way instead of depending on exercise. By the time you're able to exercise again you may have the weight loss under control and the exercise will just be a fitness bonus. Good luck!

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5/5/18 1:01 A

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I am also having to hold off on exercise right now due to an injury. I have just cut my calories to 1200 a day to lose weight without the help of exercise for now. When I can get back to exercise I will modify my calories higher. We are all different. I'm not suggesting that you do what I am, only that reducing your calories down, you should be able to find a range where you are losing without exercise. You can do it!

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5/4/18 6:16 P

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Speaking from personal experience.....when I started I focused on eating healthier food most of the time & tracking what I ate; while I looked for opportunities to move more, didn't really do any exercise. Over 6 months I probably lost about 30 lbs. Then I started walking and kept losing. Three or 4 months later I broke my ankle and had to stay off my feet for 4 weeks. I continued tracking and stuck to my calorie goal and didn't gain a pound. didn't lose either.

I've read that exercise (while important for overall health of course!) is more important for maintaining a weight loss than actually losing weight. don't have the research on that. Might want to check the Nat'l Weight Loss Control Registry.

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5/4/18 1:38 P

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It's hard to say because everyone is different. But the majority of your weight loss progress comes from diet, not exercise. So even without activity, you should still be able to lose weight. The rate at which you lose is going to depend on how much you have to lose (the less you have to lose, the slower it comes off) and just how your body responds. A week isn't much time, so try to be patient and stick with it. Eventually the weight will start to come off.

Hope that helps,.

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5/4/18 12:00 P

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Another question ...

I've been nursing an injury for the last two months where exercise is out of the question. Normally I'm really active, but I've put on several pounds. Thanks to this website I've been counting my calories ... but after a week or so I haven't seen any results. Which isn't a surprise under the circumstances.

The doctor says I will probably recover in another month or so, but with this injury it can be really hard to say. So while I agree that cutting food intake without exercise isn't the best option for weight loss, what kind of trajectory can I expect on this path? Is there any research on this?

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