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what do you advise if i want some help with my weight management?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Weight Management: Weight issues are very common these days. One problem is decreased activity, but in my opinion it is mostly due to the food that we eat. For most people, it would be best to eat a low carbohydrate, moderate fat, moderate protein diet, with 8 to 10 servings of non-starchy vegetables a day. Some people have low thyroid function that contributes to weight problems. Get a medical checkup to know.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

How much weight must I gain if i'm carrying triplets?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
The more the better.: Extrapolating from studies in twins that show that increased maternal gestational weight gain is associated with improved fetal/neonatal outcomes, i would say that there is no upper limit to weight gain with triplets. Just monitor your health closely with your maternal-fetal medicine specialist to assure you do not have diabetes mellitus and/or hypertension. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily!
A 32-year-old member asked:

Why does it become harder for us to lose weight as they get older?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Less muscle/exercise: As we get older, our muscle mass decreases and thus burns off less energy/food. If we burn less and yet eating/consuming the same amount of food, we gain wt. Also, because physically we are able to do less, we use less energy from foods. So stay physically active as much as you can, eat less junk food, see doc regularly, sleep well, and live well. We all subject to progression of time..Good luck.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Why would you need to join a gym to lose weight?

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Clinical Psychology 18 years experience
Not necessary: Joining a gym may serve as a commitment to exercise. It can also help create partnerships for an exercise program which makes maintenance more likely. Exercise is for your health and fitness. Reduction in calories is the best bet for weight loss. The combination is great, but a gym membership is not necessary to accomplish either.
A 18-year-old female asked:

What vegetables actually make you gain weight?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
None: No foods make you gain weight, it is eating excessive calories that make you gain weight. That being said some vegetables are higher in calories than others.
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How to reduce weight safely?

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Dr. Alan Faustino
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Patience: Everyone knows how to do this, there are not tricks or secrets the problems is that most of us do not want to wait for the weight to come of the right way or do not want to put the work into it. Its simple, loose no more than 4 pounds a month as studies have shown that you are less likely to put it back on if you loose more than that a month.

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