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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 58 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 26 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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A 30-year-old member asked:

How can I help my hubby lose weight?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
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 25-year-old member asked:

What nutrients can help me lose weight?

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Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine 20 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.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What can I do to help my stepsister lose weight ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
How about..: Going for walks or hikes with her. Offering to go to the gym together. Sharing some healthy meals. Let her know your concerns (in a loving way). Educate her about over eater's anonymous (if she is an over eater).
A 45-year-old member asked:

What help me to lose weight?

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Eat less move more: The only real solution to losing weight is to cut back your intake. You must expend more calories than you take in. Track what you eat daily to get a good idea of what values the foods you eat have. Increase your activity levels. Increase your intake of fruits and veg, eliminate sugary beverages and excess fats. Try choosemyplate.Gov for ideas on dietary changes and excellent tracking system.
A 32-year-old male asked:

Wat help me lose weight what can I do?

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Dr. Vera Sherman
Bariatrics 35 years experience
Individual attention: The right approach is very individual and depends on the underlying reason for your weight gain. The simple answer is to reduce your caloric intake (how much you eat) and increase your caloric expenditure (how active you are). If not managed properly, you could make yourself sick. You should see a bariatric physician to determine your specifics needs for diet, medication, exercise and counseling.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Can i tell me how i can test if I am allergic to metamucil?
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Does Metamucil cause constipation?
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Can i take Metamucil for diarrhea?
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