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A 51-year-old member asked:

how can i loose weight quick an healthy?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Eat fewer calories!: Helpful weight loss diets include natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (without salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits contain natural sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, regardless of where it comes from.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Join a program: Almost no one who is obese loses weight, then keeps it off, unless they are following some kind of life style modification program. Weight watchers works, but is effort intensive and really only helpful to the most disciplined and motivated. In this region, the take shape for life program has become prominent and there's great data backing up its effectiveness long term. Other programs elsewher.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
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).
A 43-year-old member asked:

What's the ideal weight for a 21yr old female who is 5'5"?

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Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Depends: With 21 years old, depends on your frame , you should be between 120- 130 lbs with your height.
A member asked:

I need to lose some weight I weight 217 lb im 5/6 tall 47yrs?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
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!
A 30-year-old female asked:

#why does methadone make u gain weight?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
It should not: Opinates/narcotics in general don't have weight-gain as a side effect. They actually can suppress appetite a bit and people may lose wt while on these meds. For some, taking Methadone may allow the person to return to normal functioning (ie the person was doing drugs) which may including working, socializing/eating more and thus wt gain. Consult doc as u may have thyroid problem now. Good luck.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Does drinking soy milk cause weight gain?

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Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 19 years experience
Calorie economics: Soy milk does not cause weight gain anymore than other food (including regular milk). Weight gain occurs when the total calorie intake exceeds the calories consumed by the body in activities, leading to storing away of the calories. In general, calories from all food sources not used are turned to fat and stored for later use. Portion control is important. Avoid drinking too much soy milk.

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