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what medicine to take to loose weight?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
?: Well the first steps are a consistent & sensible diet & exercise regimen. The results can be amazing. If this does not achieve desired results then consult with your physician.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

What kinds of drinks help you loose weight in order to feel right at home in your swimsuit?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Zero-calorie drinks: Drinking green tea (choose one that contains no sugar and little or no caffeine) can help with weight loss if it is substituting for other drinks that contain calories. Drinking green tea or water before a meal can also fill up the stomach somewhat, and make a person satisfied with a smaller meal. If substituting green tea for non-fat milk, one would need another source for vitamin d and calcium.
A 23-year-old member asked:

How can I loose weight healthy?

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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Make it last: There is more than one way to loose weight, but in the end you want something that you can sustain over the long hall. Goals: small meals every 3-4 hrs, no skipping meals, make colorful veggies the main part of each meal, use lean meats & protein sources, avoid fast food & soda, greatly limit juice, drink mostly water, eat fish 2-3x/wk, and exercise 5x/wk. I'd start with 1 thing and gradually add another every week or two until you're doing all of them. Also, allow yourself a treat every so often (ie if you like chocolate have a small piece every week & be okay w/ that.).
A 47-year-old member asked:

I wany to loose weight?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
It's a long process: Losing weight is a long but rewarding process. Start by keeping a food diary and seeing how many calories a day you are normally eating. Then go online, and use a calculator to see the maximum calories you should be eating. All those extra calories = weight. Then start eating less, balanced meal, and start exercising!
A 18-year-old member asked:

How is the cheapest way to loose weight?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Buy very little food: In order to lose weight, a person must use up more calories each day than he takes in. That means he will be hungry, but should only eat a little (not enough to get full). Losing 1-2 lbs a week is a good way to judge if the plan is working. Save money by drinking tap water and buying uncut veggies, whole wheat bread, and little or no sauces. Small fast-food items are ok (whopper jr. Without mayo).
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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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