Dr. Donald Hensrud
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Dr. Donald Hensrud
Which is better for weight loss — cutting calories or increasing exercise? In brief: Cutting calories through dietary changes seems to promote weight loss more effectively than does exercise and physical activityCALORIE EXERCISE OR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LOSE WEIGHT LOSING WEIGHT
But physical activity also is important in weight control.
Is phentermine a good option for weight loss? In brief: Phentermine (Adipex-P, Suprenza) is an amphetamine-like prescription medication used to suppress appetiteFASTIN IONAMIN LOSE WEIGHT LOSING WEIGHT PHENTERMINE
It can help weight loss by decreasing your hunger or making you feel full longer. Phentermine is also available in a combination medication for weight loss (Qsymia).
What is brown fat? How is it different from other body fat? In brief: Brown fat, also called brown adipose tissue, is a special type of body fat that is turned on, or activated, when you get cold
Brown fat produces heat to help maintain your body temperature in cold conditions.
Why do doctors recommend a slow rate of weight loss? What's wrong with fast weight loss? In brief: The concern with fast weight loss is that it usually takes extraordinary efforts in diet and exercise — efforts that could be unhealthy and that you probably can't maintain as permanent lifestyle changesLOSE WEIGHT LOSING WEIGHT
A weight loss of 1 to 2 pounds a week is the typical recommendation.
If olive oil is high in fat, why is it considered healthy? In brief: The main type of fat found in all kinds of olive oil is monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs)
MUFAs are actually considered a healthy dietary fat.
Is it true that occasionally following a fasting diet can reduce my risk of heart disease? In brief: MaybeDIET HEART DISEASES
Researchers aren't sure why, but it seems that regularly fasting — severely restricting food and drink for one to two days a week — can potentially improve your heart health.