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A 35-year-old member asked:

is weight watchers the most successful program?

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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 16 years experience
No: The best program is the one that you can stick with and change behavior. Tips: make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. choose whole grains & limit refined grains. pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active.
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Best commercial plan: I've seen thousands of patients over many years, weight watchers is the most consistent with losing weight and keeping it off, teaches you to make better choices. People who dont lose weight are not being honest with themselves, and not keeping up with their points.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

How much weight should I be gaining every week?

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Dr. Jaime Lopez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
1/2-1 pound: For patients who start off at their ideal weight, we recommend 4 lbs in the first trimester, then 1/2-1 lb per week thereafter, for a total of about 25-32 lbs. The weight gain is different for twins, or for patients who are overweight or have medical conditions like hypertension or diabetes.
A 35-year-old member asked:

I felt sick for the first 12 weeks and lost a stone in weight and about two inches round my waist. Should I be concerned?

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Dr. Amy Herold
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Not necessarily: Most women are nauseated in the first trimester. If you have lost more than 10% of your pre-pregnancy weight or are severely dehydrated you may need to be hospitalized for IV fluids and nausea medications. Losing 1 stone (14 lbs) is ok if you weighed 140 lbs or more at the start of your pregnancy as long as you can keep some fluids down.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How can I manage peoples' constant comments about my weight?

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Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Firearms: Tell em to buzz off.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can I take anything to help with the weight problem?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Weight loss: Eat less, eat balanced: but more importantly, begin to exercise as this is the key to long-term success. Not only do you burn calories when you exercise, you increase muscle mass (which further increases calorie consumption), and keep your heart healthy. Consult your clinician before beginning an exercise program.
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A 15-year-old male asked:

Could u send me the scale of normal weight?

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Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Google up "BMI": Bmi stands for body-mass index. It's based solely on height and weight. You enter your height and weight, and you will get a bmi number. A bmi of 30 or over is "obese, " and a bmi under 18 is underweight. This will give you a start. Good luck. Lgromko md.

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