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Are laxatives good for weight loss?

Are laxatives good for weight loss?

No: Laxatives should not be used as a means of weight loss. They are intended to resolve constipation. The inappropriate use of laxatives may lead to dehydration, electrolyte imbalance and other health problems. If you need to lose weight, you should consult a healthcare professional to help guide you toward a healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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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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What supplements are good for weight loss?

What supplements are good for weight loss?

None do it naturally: There are many advertisements discussing "weight loss supplements", however be cautious as these supplements or online products cause more harm than good than actually help with weight loss. I would not recommend any herbal supplements or "detox" agents. Best thing is to eat a well balanced diet which includes fruits and vegetables, drink 8 glasses of water a day and exercise 3-4 times a week. ...Read more

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Are high-carbohydrate diets good or bad for losing weight and weight control?

Are high-carbohydrate diets good or bad for losing weight and weight control?

Low Carb: The typical overweight person will lose weight faster on a low or no carb diet. Carbohydrates are typically broken down into sugars very fast, so they are not very good at keepin us feel full. These wide swings in blood sugar contribute to over eating and Insulin resistance. High protein diets tend to keep us feeling fuller and blood sugars more stable. ...Read more

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What are good weight loss supplements?

What are good weight loss supplements?

Diet and exercise: There are no otc supplements that will help you lose weight, except in your wallet. Why put something in your body that you don't know what it is or what it will do to you. Diet and exercise are the only things that work long term. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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What apps are good for rapid weight loss?

What apps are good for rapid weight loss?

Several are good: First a caution, rapid weight loss is not as sucessful long term as steady weight loss. So go to your app market on your smart phone and look at the free "wieght loss" apps. "calorie counter" is a good one. If you stay in the free apps, focus on diet and nutrition and avoid extremes you should find several that can suport you as you diet, decrease fast carbs, calories and exercise. ...Read more

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What are helpful recommendations for dieting and losing weight?

What are helpful recommendations for dieting and losing weight?

Eat healthy: 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. 3-5 ounces of lean meat, chicken or fish as protein, or eggs, or 1 cup of milk. Complex carbohydrates in the form of whole grains, should make up 1/4 of your plate servings. 1/2 your plate should be fresh fruits and or vegetables. And 1/4 of your plate should be protein. Beans and legumes are also healthy carbohydrates. Avoid too much fat, fried foods. ...Read more

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What are some good healthy weight loss tips?

What are some good healthy weight loss tips?

0.5 to 1 lb a week: If you cut 500 calories each day you will lose one pound/week. Keep a food log, this is a good website: http://www.Livestrong.Com/thedailyplate/. Exercise 3 times a week for 30-40 minutes. Drink water when you are hungry to curb cravings and before each meal to control portion sizes. Eat whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Get 8 hours of sleep, sleep deprivation leads to weight gain. ...Read more

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What are some safe fat loss diets good for athletes?

What are some safe fat loss diets good for athletes?

Diets: Look up eat right for your type. These are diets geared towards peoples blood types, and they very greatly. You would need to have your blood type and crossed by your primary doctor if you are not sure which type you are O, A, B,or AB. Evidence is very compelling. Good luck PS-It will even recommend the exercises that are compatible with your blood type. ...Read more

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Are high-protein diets safe for weight loss?

Are high-protein diets safe for weight loss?

For most healthy people, a high-protein diet generally isn't harmful, particularly when followed for a short time: Such diets may help with weight loss by making you feel fuller. However, the risks of using a high-protein diet with carbohydrate restriction for the long term are still being studied. Several health problems may result if a high-protein diet is followed for an extended time: Some high-protein diets restrict carbohydrate intake so much that they can result in nutritional deficiencies or insufficient fiber, which can cause problems such as bad breath, headache and constipation. , Some high-protein diets include foods such as red meat and full-fat dairy products, which may increase your risk of heart disease. , A high-protein diet may worsen kidney function in people with kidney disease because your body may have trouble eliminating all the waste products of protein metabolism. . If you want to follow a high-protein diet, choose your protein wisely. Good choices include soy protein, beans, nuts, fish, skinless poultry, lean beef, pork and low-fat dairy products. Avoid processed meats. The quality of the carbohydrates (carbs) you eat is important too. Cut processed carbs from your diet, and choose carbs that are high in fiber and nutrient-dense, such as whole grains and vegetables and fruit. It's always a good idea to talk with your doctor before starting a weight-loss diet. And that's especially important in this case if you have kidney disease, diabetes or other chronic health condition. Finally, keep in mind that weight loss may be temporary, especially if you return to your previous way of eating. The best eating plan is one that you can stick to long-term. ...Read more

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What are supplements that are good for weight gain?

What are supplements that are good for weight gain?

Can use food instead: of supplements. Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, ...Read more

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Are water weight pills good in aiding weight loss?

Are water weight pills good in aiding weight loss?

No: Diuretics are used for fluid overload and not weight loss. Incorrect use of diuretics can have negative effects on the kidney and can alter the electrolytes. ...Read more

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What are some good stomach exercises for weight loss?

What are some good stomach exercises for weight loss?

Cardio Mix: You can not target the abdomen specifically for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose, then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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What are substitutes for quick weight loss center supplements?

What are substitutes for quick weight loss center supplements?

Neither: Neither otc substitutes or quick weight loss center supplements work long term. No one knows what's in them or what they might do to your body. The only thing that gets smaller is your wallet. Invest in healthy diet and exercise to find a way to lose weight and keep it off the rest of your life. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Are there braces for weight loss and liquid diet?

Are there braces for weight loss and liquid diet?

Unethical: It is unethical for a qualified Orthodontic Specialist to treat your medical problem (obesity). If requested by, and monitored by, your Physician your Orthodontist may assist in care prescribed by the Physician or internist. A safer, less invasive, proven successful path would be for your Physician to refer you to a nutritionist. Ultimately safe weight loss is your responsibility. ...Read more

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Are there any good diet pills to help with weight loss?

Are there any good diet pills to help with weight loss?

Yes lots of them: There are 5 or 6 very good appetite suppressors that help with weight loss, including a new one called qsymia, (phentermine and topiramate) however, they are all prescription medications, there are no over the counter pills that work be safe and see a doctor for your prescription, do not buy them over the internet, you dont know what you are getting. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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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


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Laxative (Definition)

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