Weight Loss?

August 6, 2011 by  
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Question by Krystal: Weight Loss?
I’m going to try out for the volleyball, softball, and tennis for extra-curricular activities for high school. Is this good for improving weight loss? If not is their any other sports I can try. Next summer I am going to do swimming. I am somewhat overweight.

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Answer by straighthealth17
Losing weight is a simple equation: if you burn more calories than you eat, the weight will come off. Start off by estimating how many calories you burn each day using the calorie calculator http://straighthealth.com/pages/tools/caloriecalclb.html This will give you an idea of how many calories to eat. Healthy weight loss is 1-2 pounds per week. To lose 1 pound per week you need to create a calorie deficit (burn more than you eat) of 500 calories per day. To lose 2 pounds a week, you have to double the deficit to 1000 calories per day. You can achieve this by eating less, exercising more or a combination of both.

Beginners Guide to Dieting – http://straighthealth.com/pages/guides/begdieting.html

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2 Responses to “Weight Loss?”
  1. joe the man says:

    any sport is good for weight loss.
    buildin muscle is good for raising the amount of calories you burn on a regular basis (and burns them) and doing aerobic like running or swimming burns the calories.
    balance your eating. eat carbs and proteins, try to avoid fats and processed foods.
    eat small meals several times a day to prevent your body from feelin hungry.
    check yourself according to your body fat and not according to the scale, you dont need to be skeletal like some of those models.
    pinch your skin around ur waist area, if it’s thicker than 1/2 an inch then you need to lose a couple lf pounds. DONT go just by the tables because they dont take into account muscle weight and build.

  2. ciara_c says:

    Of course these will help you lose weight. But why are you overweight in the first place? If you have an unhealthy diet, you need to change your habits otherwise the sports will be all the harder and you won’t get amazing benefits like you could if you eat healthily.

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