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how can i loose weight more quickly?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Diet/exercise: The most effective way to lose weight is to decrease calories and increase exercise.. However, very rapid weight loss can actually harm the body. It is best not to lose more than 1-2 pounds per week. Cutting calories to less than 1200 per day can also be dangerous. It is a good idea to check with your doctor before going on any diet or exercise program if you have any ongoing medical problems.
Dr. Frederick Thum
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Slow is safest: You do not want to lose more than 1 to 2 pounds per week. That is the safest and easiest way to keep the weight off. Best way to lose weight is increase exercise and watch what you eat
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
See Dr. and eat less: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and leafy lettuce (little or no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Diet and exercise: Only way you can loose weight is by cutting down on total calories 2avoid all simple sugars and reduce carbohydrate intake 3exercise regularly it is always difficult to loose weight quickly and if you do you also gain it back quickly to loose weight and maintain the weight after loosing is what you need, so take your time and have sustainable weight loss.

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Is fasting for three days a healthy way to lose weight?

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This is NG: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone).
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I need to lose some weight I weight 217 lb im 5/6 tall 47yrs?

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First and foremost: Please believe me, there are no shortcuts. Consult with your doctor, have an examination and make sure you are healthy enough to exercise. Concentrate on one goal at a time. First- breakfast every day, no excuses. Next, a bit of walking every day, even if it's just 5-10 mins. Increase every week or two by 5-10 mins. Then, cut down on the bedtime goodies, especially sweets and carbs. On your way!
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A 42-year-old male asked:

What should I do or take medicine to loose weight quickly.

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Losing Weight: Please avoid any thoughts of pills. There are none that work and most are either addicting or dangerous over the long term. Weight loss comes with limiting calories, change the calories to a composition of 60% protein and a little complex carbohydrates and a smaller percentage as fats. Then adding moderate (hr= 130) exercise for at least 20 minutes/day . This is the scientific truth.
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Which is better for looseing weight quickly, forseing my self throw up or just not eating?

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Neither: There is no safe way to make yourself lose weight quickly. We generally shoot for 1 to 2 pounds per week as an ideal goal. There are many diets that can achieve this. It is important to combine that with exercise and to try to achieve long-term changes in your health status. Good luck.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

Does loosing lots of weight quickly make vagina loose?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
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No: No, but multiple vaginal births can.

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