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what would be appropriate liquid diet supplement drink to loose weight?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Ensure: Ensure- is available in the supermarket. It has 250 calories a can and provides proteins, carbs, minerals, vitamins and trace elements that you need in your diet.
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
Protein shake: Replacing one meal a day with a protein ("meal replacement") shake can be acceptable to help with weight loss. However, you still need to consume healthy foods with iron, folate, (folic acid) vitamin a, d, b1-6, etc. The best would be a whey based protein shake that is low in sugar (less than 5 grams per serving), low in carbs, and high in protein (20+ grams of protein per shake).

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Does my weight have an impact on pregnancy-induced hypertension?

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Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Yes: Certainly, there are risk factors identified for pih (pregnancy-induced hypertension). Women at higher risk for developing pih are teens, african-american women, and those struggling with obesity.
A 27-year-old member asked:

How long does it take most women to lose weight after pregnancy?

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Too long: Sadly most women do not lose their pregnancy weight. It can be challenging unless you are motivated and disciplined. Breastfeed, start exercising as soon as your doctor tells you to, and eat largely a plant based diet of unprocessed foods.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Must my child eat a balanced diet every day?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Good luck trying: The balanced diet is an adult idea, & a good one to practice for your lifetime.However it is a bit impractical when you deal with kids. Breast milk is balanced, but get past weaning & you must deal with a kid with his/her own ideas about eating. I like to look on kids from the vantage point of a balanced week rather than meal or day. Before school age their brain directs their cravings & does ok.
A 50-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to loose weight with out going a diet? I'm having a very time getting this weight off of me 5'9 at 242 it all in the belly...

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Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
Exercise : Adding exercise and self control by reducing portion intake and eating the right foods while counting calories is best. Increase fruit and fiber intake if not eating enough. Take a yoga course or start swimming if not already. Good, low impact exercises. If considering surgical options, know that the best procedures and surgtons usually require that one starts losing weight first.
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A 31-year-old male asked:

I have Crohn's and take oxycodone. I have never gotten back to my normal weight after my initial surgery. Can oxycodone be a factor to this?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Probably not: Oxycodone is effective for pain control and slowing down intestinal motility which can b rapid in crohn's.

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