A 26-year-old male asked:
hi, i am 26 yr old & my weight is 88kg. i want loose some. please suggest !!!
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Losing weight: 195 Lbs. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training.
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Gastroenterology 39 years experience
No easy answer!: Don't waste your money on 'fat burners', laxatives, 'cleansers', or anything else that promises an 'easy way to lose weight.' there is no easy way--you risk health & not keeping the weight off if drugs is approach you choose.The best long term way to keep it off is regular exercise & making healthy food choices (avoid junk food & sugary drinks, watch portion size, moderate alcohol). You can do it!
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A 41-year-old member asked:
How much weight should I be gaining every week?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
1/2-1 pound: For patients who start off at their ideal weight, we recommend 4 lbs in the first trimester, then 1/2-1 lb per week thereafter, for a total of about 25-32 lbs. The weight gain is different for twins, or for patients who are overweight or have medical conditions like hypertension or diabetes.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
I felt sick for the first 12 weeks and lost a stone in weight and about two inches round my waist. Should I be concerned?
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A Verified Doctor answered
Not necessarily: Most women are nauseated in the first trimester. If you have lost more than 10% of your pre-pregnancy weight or are severely dehydrated you may need to be hospitalized for IV fluids and nausea medications. Losing 1 stone (14 lbs) is ok if you weighed 140 lbs or more at the start of your pregnancy as long as you can keep some fluids down.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
How can I manage peoples' constant comments about my weight?
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Specializes in Gynecology
Firearms: Tell em to buzz off.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Can I take anything to help with the weight problem?
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Wound care 35 years experience
Weight loss: Eat less, eat balanced: but more importantly, begin to exercise as this is the key to long-term success. Not only do you burn calories when you exercise, you increase muscle mass (which further increases calorie consumption), and keep your heart healthy. Consult your clinician before beginning an exercise program.
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A 15-year-old male asked:
Could u send me the scale of normal weight?
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Family Medicine 48 years experience
Google up "BMI": Bmi stands for body-mass index. It's based solely on height and weight. You enter your height and weight, and you will get a bmi number. A bmi of 30 or over is "obese, " and a bmi under 18 is underweight. This will give you a start. Good luck. Lgromko md.
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