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A 40-year-old member asked:

how can fruits and veggies help with weight management?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Bulk without fat: Fruits and vegetables are bulky and can make you feel full without as many calories as you would get from carbohydrates and fats.
Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Fiber/nutrition: Main advantage is giving the body what it needs nutritionally for metabolism. If you also substitute fast food/ preservative laden foods/ sugary starches and simpler carbs for veg-fruits your calories will decrease but more importantly your nutrition is much greater!
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Minimize fruit: 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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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.
A member asked:

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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