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Are Teens With Aspergers Able To Lose Weight
Growth spurt coming?: Pre teen usually put on weight before growing taller. You may want to discuss you child's condition with your pediatrician. For diet suggestion you can serve smaller portions, substitute healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables. Discontinue soda and excess fruit juices. Reduce time spent in front of the computer, tv , games etc. Increase physical exercise to an hour 3-5 times a week. ...Read more
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
Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sports medicine: Before beginning a formal strength training program, a medical evaluation should be performed by a pediatrician. If indicated, a referral may be made to a sports medicine physician who is familiar with various strength training methods as well as risks and benefits in pre-adolescents and adolescents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Step 1-alter stimuli: Uncontrolled eating can be triggered by seeing something "tasty" on tv, the web, etc. So avoiding those visual stimuli can help. Likewise removing from the house (if possible) calorie-laden foods can limit weight gain from eating when vulnerable (eg, bored, sleepy, hungry from skipping meal). On the flipside, placing bathroom scales next to the refrigerator can help avoid temptation. More 2 come! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are some mental and physical benefits to exercise for the person who isn't trying to lose weight?
Exercise: Exercise is good at reducing stress, improving cardiovascular health, and conditioning the musculoskeletal system to the demands of physical activities that could otherwise cause an injury. Also, a recent study reports that "xercise doesn’t only strengthen your heart and muscles – it also beefs up your brain." (drmarkgalland.Com, 2/27/13). ...Read more
Weight loss: .How long have you had type 2 diabetes and how much weight have you gained? There are many good exercises and if there is a facility close to you, take a look and decide whether that is a good place for you to work out. Your diet may also need attention. Go to "NuVal" on the web and find out a lot of information about which foods are good, not too bad, and no good for you. ...Read more
Make sure the weight: loss is a healthy goal. Just trying to be skinny isn't a good idea. 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 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Think veggie : Rather than crash diets, it is usually best to think of healthy food like veggies, protein, and grains. Make it a new habit of carrots, cucumbers, and celery with hummus. Learn to love and yearn for cooked peas, beans, an spinach. Simply avoid the greasy pizza, burgers, and chips. Get some good books and educate yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Say what?: What is charming about a condition that may cause diabetes, hypertension, cardiac disease, poor self esteem and shorten your life span among other things.Portion control, good dietary choices, exercise and education are the answer in addition to whole family commitment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not fast.: Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your 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, canola oil. ...Read more
Carbs and sugars: The trick to losing weight without muscle is to give your body the requisite nutrients and continue to exercise. Eliminating simple carbs, foods with white sugar like donuts, juices and other sweets, can go a long way. Also eliminating fried/ fast foods, foods high in salt, and processed foods. Increasing vegetable and fruit intake, and fiber. For further guidance, consult a nutritionist. ...Read more
Can pre-diabetics still gain healthy weight and muscle? I see the ADA recommends to lose 5-7% of weight. I am skinny to begin with & want to gain.
Yes: Generally the weight loss recommendations are for overweight pre-diabetic patients. If you increase healthy muscle mass, this can improve your use of glucose and decrease your risk of developing diabetes. And remember that dietary changes (avoiding simple carbohydrates, increasing fiber and complex carbohydrates) are key to preventing diabetes. Talk with a nutritionist to help improve your diet ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Play more outside: A good place to start is to consult with her doctor. The doctor can identify healthy goals for weight-loss, provide support, and monitor progress. It can help if the whole family joins a weight-loss plan, which is really a healthy lifestyle plan regardless of weight. Increasing active playing and limiting time with social and sedentary entertainment media can help. Kids feel better moving more. ...Read more
Nutritionist - is there a food plan/diet for those with graves disease who need to lose weight because of meds?
No: There are times surgery is indicated for many medical conditions...Appendicitis, trauma, cleft lips, broken bones, tumors etc. I am a believer that we should not mess with what god gave us unless medically indicated like above... And surgery to help one lose weight fits firmly in that category. I d o not think you could find a surgeon to do the bariatric procedure on a child. There are other ways. ...Read more
Set sensible goals: Successful dieting requires that a person stick to a plan for months or years, so easier goals & small milestones are good. He must be happy with the foods he gets to eat, so severe calorie restriction is usually unsuccessful. One can cut back on calories enough to lose 1-2 pounds a week, and he will be more likely to stay with that modest type of plan. One-two pounds a week is 50-100 pounds/year! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which weight loss program do you believe&know for sure, will help me lose weight..I'm way overweight (almost 200pounds and I'm about 5^2 in height..)?
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