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I've been enjoying 2-3 beers a night for awhile. I am looking to wean myself off the beers in order to lose weight.Any tips for tapering off the beer?

I've been enjoying 2-3 beers a night for awhile. I am looking to wean myself off the beers in order to lose weight.Any tips for tapering off the beer?

Beer=Calories &Carbs: Basically beer & weight loss don't mix. It's all about calories in & calories out. When i'm cutting my calories (and/or carbs), i rather eat them then drink them. You could, of course, hit the gym and work off those extra calories & carbs you have been drinking. The choice is yours. When you are ready to loose weight, you will stop the beer. I wish you well! ...Read more

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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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Is it possible to lose weight and build muscle on risperdal consta and can u be weaned off with proper diet and exercise?

Is it possible to lose weight and build muscle on risperdal consta and can u be weaned off with proper diet and exercise?

Weight loss: Losing weight is a challenge at any time, whatever are the medications you are on. Risperdal oral, or injectable as consta, is only one of the drugs leading to weight gain, increased cholesterol and lipids in blood, although in some individuals do not cause any of these problems. It is calculated that 25-30% of patients would gain up to 5-10 lbs per year. You can lose weight by exercise and diet. ...Read more

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When you get your periods after weaning breastmilk, does your estrogen get back to normal?Also since estrogen is fat burning, do you lose weight fast?

When you get your periods after weaning breastmilk, does your estrogen get back to normal?Also since estrogen is fat burning, do you lose weight fast?

Not right away: And actually breastfeeding makes your body burn more calories, so when weaning, the tendency is more for you to gain weight rather loose. It is always important to eat right and get plenty of exercise. ...Read more

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What exercises can i do to help to lose weight after having 2 babies 1yr and 1 month apart? l

What exercises can i do to help to lose weight after having 2 babies 1yr and 1 month apart? l

Lift weights: Most people have the wrong idea about losing weight. Believe it or not, the best way to lose weight in terms of exercise is actually to lift weights. Here's why: when you lift weights, you build muscle. This muscle is highly active tissue. It burns calories 24/7/365. So when you have more muscle, you burn more calories, and you will find it easier to lose weight. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it possible to be weaned off the Effexor and get my body back to normal? I have been taking Effexor for years. A doctor recently increased my dosage to 300mg from 75mg. I have major digestive issues (constipation), i can't loose weight no matter what i

Is it possible to be weaned off the Effexor and get my body back to normal? I have been taking Effexor for years. A doctor recently increased my dosage to 300mg from 75mg. I have major digestive issues (constipation), i can't loose weight no matter what i

Serotonin : Serotonin discontinuation symptoms, associated with abrupt discontinuation of Effexor (venlafaxine) , could be related to it`s short half life. In most cases, this may be minimized by slowly tapering the dosage. Another strategy would be using a low dosage of a long acting ssri like fluoxetine.. The physical symptoms include problems with balance, gastrointestinal and flu-like symptoms, and sensory and sleep disturbances. Psychological symptoms include anxiety and/or agitation, crying spells, irritability and aggressiveness. ...Read more

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I hv 2 babies all by C-section need to know can skipping rope is good to loose weight or it isnt for c section?

I hv 2 babies all by C-section need to know can skipping rope is good to loose weight or it isnt for c section?

Please see below.: If you have completely healed from the C-section and your Dr. has cleared you to return to full activity, jumping rope should be fine. Even walking at a brisk pace will help you lose excess weight. ...Read more

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What are some tips for weaning my infant?

What are some tips for weaning my infant?

Gradual: If weaning from breast milk to formula, pumping and mixing the two in a bottle with a gradual increase in the concentration of formula can be helpful. This gradual approach also works for the transition to cows milk after one year of age. ...Read more

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Am weaning my 6 week old infant onto formula and he is struggling to poo. Is he constipated?

Am weaning my 6 week old infant onto formula and he is struggling to poo. Is he constipated?

Change pattern: Weaning from breast milk to formula can result in a change in consistency of the stool. If your baby has not had a bowel movement in a few days, I would advise a visit with your pediatrician. The baby's mouth and eyes should be moist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how and when to wean a breast feed infant?

Can you tell me how and when to wean a breast feed infant?

Weaning: Weaning your child is a personal choice,but the American Academy of Pediatrics that you breastfeed for at least a year ...Read more

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How can I balance breastfeeding on demand and weaning my infant off of breast milk?

How can I balance breastfeeding on demand and weaning my infant off of breast milk?

Don't be in a hurry!: The simplest, most natural way to wean is when your child initiates the process, usually around when solids are started. But if you're ready and they're not, try slowly tapering the number of nursing sessions every two or three days by replacing a nursing session with an alternative meal from a bottle/sippy cup/other foods (if ready). With luck, she'll be too busy with new experiences to notice! ...Read more