U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
BE
A member asked:

what do i have to do to loose wheight?

1 doctor answer10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Eat fewer calories: Our bodies are in balance. If we eat more calories than we use, we gain weight. If we eat FEWER calories than we use, we lose weight. (People who stay the same weight eat more than they use on some days, and less than they use on other days... but it averages out over time, so that they are eating and using the same number of calories.) Eating FEWER calories than needed, will cause weight loss.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Similar questions

A 41-year-old member asked:

How much weight should I be gaining every week?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jaime Lopez
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.
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?

6 doctor answers16 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amy Herold
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
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.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How can I manage peoples' constant comments about my weight?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Firearms: Tell em to buzz off.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can I take anything to help with the weight problem?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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.
A 23-year-old male asked:

How much wheight is healthy for a person to loose, say a week? And can you answer in kilograms?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
0.5-1 kilogram/week: An overweight but healthy person can aim for 0.5 kg/week weight loss, up to 1 kg/week maximum. If a person is already "healthy" he should not need any drastic weight loss.

Related questions

A 39-year-old male asked:
2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 23-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 21-year-old male asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A member asked:
2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
A 22-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Dec 19, 2019

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.