FoodAsk:What Should I Do to Lose Weight?


Recommendations by American College of Sports Medicine Position[1][2]*:
1. Minimum 150 minutes per week of moderate to intense PA (modest)
2. 200-300 minutes per week of PA for (significant and long-term)
Note: Resistance training does not enhance weight loss but can promote fat-free mass and loss of fat mass associated with reduced health risks.
3. < 30% dietary fat intake of total energy intake (with reduced total energy intake)
Note: Diet containing less than 15% fat showed no health or athlete performance benefit

1. Higher protein, lower carbohydrate [3][4][5]

*Based on obesity-based studies

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