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Sudden weight loss,12 pounds in 2 weeks, no appetite what could be wrong?

Sudden weight loss,12 pounds in 2 weeks, no appetite what could be wrong?

There are too: many possibilities to figure it out on the internet; check w/ your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Definition)

Losing Weight is also known as Lose weight. Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Anyone know what is a realistic weight loss goal for 12 weeks?

Anyone know what is a realistic weight loss goal for 12 weeks?

6 pounds: To lose each pound you have to burn off 3500 calories that you don't eat. If you want to lose 1/2 pound a week, you need to burn off an extra 3500 calories every two weeks or 1750 calories a week, which is about 250 calories a day, which is an achievable goal. Diet plus exercise - learn to eat properly for the rest of your life. Start now. ...Read more

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Hi all, I am 5'4 and 250 lb female. I am looking to set a weight loss goal for 12 weeks. What is a realistic goal?

Hi all, I am 5'4 and 250 lb female. I am looking to set a weight loss goal for 12 weeks. What is a realistic goal?

Realistic goal: Develop life style changes that lead to better health & weight regulation rather than focus on weight loss itself. Improve food choices, get better sleep, stick to an enjoyable exercise/activity program, drink more water. The key is to take in less calories & burn more calories. Foods high in nutrients will satisfy us with less volume. ...Read more

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I have been going to the gym for 12 weeks now. I'm circuit training, watching what I eat, and breastfeeding. No weight loss...Any idea why?

I have been going to the gym for 12 weeks now. I'm circuit training, watching what I eat, and breastfeeding. No weight loss...Any idea why?

Fewer calories?: It sounds like you've been working hard and you are probably making more progress than you realize so don't give up! Circuit training is a great weight loss tool. I would focus on your calories "in" now. If you are not losing weight, chances are your calories (no matter how healthy) are still too high for you to lose weight. Go to www.myfitnesspal.com for a great support and tracking site. ...Read more

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I had a very large incisional hernia repair 12 weeks ago that failed. I am 5'2" and 230 lbs. How much weight loss is recommended before I try again?

As much as possible : The best results are when you are as lean as possible. If you are going for it again make sure that you find a surgeon that performs complicated redo hernias. ...Read more

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Vomiting for over 3 weeks, fever pain in lower back, fatigue weight loss 12 lbs in the last 10 days doctors unsure of cause should I go to the ed?

Vomiting for over 3 weeks, fever pain in lower back, fatigue weight loss 12 lbs in the last 10 days doctors unsure of cause should I go to the ed?

ER: The er is not the place in which to begin a diagnostic evaluation for a 3 week illness that your doctor is uncertain about. If the doctor is not continuing an investigation to find the cause of these disturbing symptoms then perhaps they can refer to someone more specialized for further assessment. You need a diagnostician, not an er doctor who will simply refer you on. ...Read more

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Worried i was losing weight because of another reason but i had changes my diet and was exercising. Went bk to old diet no loss in 2 weeks. Am i ok?

Worried i was losing weight because of another reason but i had changes my diet and was exercising.  Went bk to old diet no loss in 2 weeks. Am i ok?

Yes: This is simple arithmetic. If you are taking in more calories than you are consuming you will gain weight, and to the contrary if you're taking in less you will lose weight. If you want to lose more weight then either eat less or exercise more and burn more calories. Otherwise no problem. Keep up the good work. Am impressed at your dedication. ...Read more

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How to have weight loss in a week?

How to have weight loss in a week?

Why so fast?: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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Tips on weight loss of 12 pounds in 3 months?

Tips on weight loss of 12 pounds in 3 months?

Cut calories: The only way is to reduce the calorie intake. Balanced diet, regular sane exercise and good rest are all that is needed. ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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