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A 27-year-old member asked:

Can metamucil help you lose weight?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Metamucil body wt.: Not really, Metamucil has no role as a weight loss agent.It is prescribed to make a bulk in the stool so you dont get constipation.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Metamucil.: If you were severely constipated you could temporarily be carrying extra weight. If your constipation cleared up with combination of hydration, physical activity and metamucil you could lose the amount that you were carrying in extra stool. But, the real answer is that metamucil is not used as a weight loss product.

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Pseudoefedrin can help to lose weight?

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Does jeera helps lose weight?

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Well...: Jeera is one type of cumin. 1 tablespoon of cumin seeds has 0.6 grams of fiber ; 22 calories. Using cumin to give food flavor is less caloric than other alternatives. Fiber can help fill a person up so they might not be as hungry.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How can I help my hubby lose weight?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Love him: You're already smart enough to know that criticism merely hurts relationships and accomplishes nothing. Start pursuing aerobic fitness yourself and if he shows any interest in joining you, lavish praise on him. A man who exercises starts cutting calories without help. If you cook for him / make food choices, cook "lean" for both of you. Praise any weight loss lavishly. He's lucky to have you.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How can my faith help me lose weight?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Maybe, maybe not: Believing in one's ability to lose weight will help in one's exercise and dieting efforts. There is not a faith-based program that burns calories to help lose weight. Typical prayer uses few calories. However, some people eat a lot when they are anxious, depressed, or otherwise feeling stressed. If such a person uses prayer, he may feel better, eat less, and end up losing more weight after all.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

What nutrients can help me lose weight?

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Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Variety: Using the concepts of balance, variety and moderation is the best way to lose weight. You need to balance a mixture of lean protein, fruits and vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats. Most find that by decreasing sugars and processed starches, they have more energy, less cravings and eat less overall. Variety keeps it interesting. Moderation keeps you from overeating.

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