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what to do if i am obsessed w/weight loss:(?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Weight loss: The smartest thing to do is have your doctor refer you to a dietitian. You will learn a lot and have more fun in life!

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How can I avoid weight loss?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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See your doctor: While weight loss can be due to depression, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, or medication or just not eating. If you are having unexplained weight loss, you should see your doctor. He can run tests to rule out most causes of weight loss.
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How long does behavioral therapy for weight loss last?

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Need to continue: Until changes in behavior becomes a habit. There is a quote i like "thoughts lead to purpose, purpose becomes actions, actions form habits, habits decide character and character fixes our destiny".
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A 44-year-old member asked:

How does orthosiphon help in weight loss?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Yes-diuretic effect: It can aid in weight loss due to fluid loss, however, if fluids are not also taken it can cause kidney damage. Understand that any weight lost from taking orthosiphon is water weight, so this is not a permanent weight loss solution - orthosiphon called java tea.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are "automation" and "adjustment" as keys to weight loss?

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Clinical Psychology 18 years experience
Routine change: Automation refers to making things "automatic" in your weight loss routine. This would include "go to" meals that you have established to be within your caloric intake value. It also includes things like scheduling of exercise so that it becomes routine. Adjustment is the process of accepting change. The more routine (automatic) you make exercise and meals the better the chances of success.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Why take a buddy approach to weight loss?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
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It's more fun: It's both a support mechanism and a form of friendly competition. It also gives you an automatic accountability system. Most importantly, studies show that it works well.

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