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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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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Any tricks to tightening skin after weightloss?

Any tricks to tightening skin after weightloss?

See plastic surgeon: It depends on many factors: e.g. Your age & genetics, the amt of weight lost, and rapidity of the weight loss. A small amt of weight might respond to exercise or thermage; while larger amounts of weight lost, esp at rapid rate and high skin laxity might require surgical intervention. ...Read more

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Are there ways to tighten excessive abdominal skin after considerable weight loss?

Body contouring : You are asking about body contouring. This is surgical treatment of the excessive skin after massive weight loss. Body lifts , abdominoplasty, and other contouring procedures can be done by a plastic surgeon. See a board certified plastic surgeon for details. Surgical procedures are the only options for permanent improvement of the excessive skin. ...Read more

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Are there any foods to aid skin tightening while losing weight.?

Are there any foods to aid skin tightening while losing weight.?

No.: Just keep losing weight; in most cases the tightening will take care of itself, though it may take some time. The important thing is getting rid of your excess weight, and bravo for doing that! if loose skin turns out to be an issue, you can worry about that later. Loose skin won't affect your health, but fat certainly will! ...Read more

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Could garcinia cambogia help tighten skin after the weight loss?

No: Unfortunately, significant weight loss often leaves a person with excess skin. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise program will help you keep the weight off, but to eliminate significant excess skin, surgery is often the only solution. I applaud your success and hope you won't waste your money on supplements. Keep up the good work. ...Read more

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Can a saggy body after weight loss tone with weight training exercises?Age 22 female. Also have strech marks.

Can a saggy body after weight loss tone with weight training exercises?Age 22 female. Also have strech marks.

Self-Image: I commend you for your commitment for weight loss and Training Exercises. Do not depreciate yourself by saying “saggy body”; Say, “All systems of your body are functioning well” Focus on your Inner Beauty of your qualities and achievements. Do Yoga; Feel the Wonder of muscles in action and beautiful Postures With continuous toning exercises, stretch marks will decrease. ...Read more

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For weight loss after childbirth which program really works the best?

For weight loss after childbirth which program really works the best?

Education and suppor: Take shape for life is probably the best program available. Go to my website www.Drnewton.Tsfl.Com and spend some time looking at things. You can send me a message from the site if you would like to discuss it more. I can be your health coach throughout the program. ...Read more

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Loose skin after rapid weight loss. How to remove this?

Loose skin after rapid weight loss. How to remove this?

Exercise: Can help firm up the muscles underneath the skin, but the only way to actually get rid of the excess skin is through surgery. ...Read more

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Is saggy skin an inevitable byproduct of remarkable weight loss (100+ lbs)? If so, are there any non-surgical ways to prevent this?

Redundant skin: Extreme weight loss can be accompanied by folds of excess skin. Sometimes it is under the neck, sometimes in the lower abdomen, sometimes in the chest, thighs, under the arms. It may depend on a variety of factors including amount weight loss, exercise habits, age, smoking, sun exposure, pattern of fat distribution. Imagine a rubber band stretched out for years, it looses some of its elasticity. ...Read more

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Post weight loss my thighs got wrinkles.will gaining weight fill in the loose skin? M unmarried.will skin tightening treatment work?age 23.pls reply

Post weight loss my thighs got wrinkles.will gaining weight fill in the loose skin? M unmarried.will skin tightening treatment work?age 23.pls reply

WeightLossWrinkles: It is not unusual to have loose skin or skin wrinkles after appreciable weight loss.How much do you weigh now and how much weight you have lost.was it intentional weight loss or unintentional. You have two choices. If it was intentional weight loss and you are happy with your weight then you can see a plastic surgeon and have the extra skin removed. Other option is to gain weight back . ...Read more

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What's a fast way to take care of loose skin on thighs (from weight loss)?

What's a fast way to take care of loose skin on thighs (from weight loss)?

Surgery: Unfortunately there is no diet or exercise that can "tighten" skin. You can reduce fat volume and increase muscle mass leading to better tone and definition, but if you have excess skin that needs to be corrected surgically. ...Read more

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What are some tips or ways to lose belly flab after weight loss?

What are some tips or ways to lose belly flab after weight loss?

Targeted : Exercise can help firm up the muscles in your abdomen which will help a little; otherwise the only way is plastic surgery. ...Read more

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How can you tighten loose skin after pregnancy and weight loss?

How can you tighten loose skin after pregnancy and weight loss?

Tummy Tuck: If you have loose tummy skin after pregnancy and weight loss then you may be a candidate for a tummy tuck. The abdominal muscles and skin may become lax after pregnancy. If diet and exercise do not restore your tummy then a tummy tuck could be the answer. ...Read more

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How can I most effectively avoid saggy skin during a weight loss regiment?

Excess skin : It is possible that since you are under forty years old, the skin will have enough elasticity left to contract on its own. ...Read more

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How to tighten my stomach and body overall without losing any weight after giving birth?

How to tighten my stomach and body overall without losing any weight after giving birth?

Exercise resumption: A gradual return to exercise like yoga or walking should begin the toning process. If you are within the 6 week post partum period, refrain from high impact or strenuous exercises. ...Read more

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Would a compression garment help in tightening loose skin after weight loss?

Would a compression garment help in tightening loose skin after weight loss?

No: While it may give the appearance of tightening your skin under clothing, in reality only surgery can remove the excess skin.Unfortunately there will be permanent scars from this surgery. ...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