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Are there any pills I can take to help me lose weight?

Are there any pills I can take to help me lose weight?

No.: No pills are effective over the long term. Cutting down on fatty foods, snack foods, and refined carbohydrates, and reducing portion sizes, along with regular exercise is the best way to reduce weight. Aim for 2 pounds a week, which is more likely to stay off than if you lose it faster. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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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Can you tell me if there are any ways to lose weight without taking any dietary supplements?

Can you tell me if there are any ways to lose weight without taking any dietary supplements?

Of course there are!: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. 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. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. Running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.). ...Read more

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Are there any pills can help me to lose weight while breast feeding?

Are there any pills can help me to lose weight while breast feeding?

No need: Although there are medically recognized weight-loss pills, the best weight-loss scheme is breastfeeding, where you burn up to 500 cal/day. ...Read more

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Hello docs! can you tell me what diabetic medications can you take without gaining weight or help to lose weight while taking them?

Hello docs! can you tell me what diabetic medications can you take without gaining weight or help to lose weight while taking them?

Absolutely!: Hi. I hate to assume, but I'm forced to here. I will assume you're type 2. Type 1's MUST take insulin; tight control with insulin is associated with weight gain. For type 2's, the weight loss drugs are GLP-1 agonists (marvelous & amazing) & SGLT-2 inhibitors; metformin is weight neutral. I use a ton of GLP-1's, SGLT-2's, and/or metformin in combination. I hope that helps! To your health! ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any fast working diets i can try?

Can you tell me if there are any fast working diets i can try?

Weight loss: Hi, there is no quick weight to burn fat, losing weight is complicated and needs motivation and dedication. You need to adjust ur diet to consume less calorie and also less Carbohydrate and also increase your Calorie consumption by increasing activity. To lose weight u need to make smart choices. All the die and formula which make you lose fast are not sustainable, and also most of the weight lost ...Read more

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What are things i can do to lose weight fast without any pills!?

Why not go at a: Moderate pace. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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Which supplements can I take that will help me lose weight?

Which supplements can I take that will help me lose weight?

Healthy food: Healty food and unprocessed food is very nutritious, if you intend to lose weight would not think about supplementation at this time. ...Read more

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Are there any medication that's prescribed that can help me lose weight?

Are there any medication that's prescribed that can help me lose weight?

Portion control and : exercise. If you consume fewer calories and burn more calories u will lose weight. For a healthy metabolism eat smaller more frequent meals. If still having issue with weight loss have a blood test to make sure your thyroid function is normal. A 19 year old should not need diet pills. A healthy lifestyle and eating less and exercising more should do the trick. Good luck! ...Read more

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What natural supplements can I take to help me lose weight?

What natural supplements can I take to help me lose weight?

Water: Water is often overlooked - it is calorie free, helps to minimize hunger, and being hydrated may help your metabolism. Just not drinking anything with calories and carrying some icy water (maybe with a few glam slices of cucumber or lemon or mint in there?) with you throughout the day may improve concentration and help you feel great. ...Read more

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Are there any pills to help you lose weight faster that are safe?

Are there any pills to help you lose weight faster that are safe?

The only way to use: medication safely for weight loss is w/the help of a special doctor called a bariatrician. Lifestyle changes including food plan an exercise w/family/doc guidance is good. See Mark Hymnan's book "The Blood Sugar Solution" ford a natural approach. Peace and good health.. ...Read more

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What diet pill can I take to lose weight quite off the waist! any diet pills i can take for that?

What diet pill can I take to lose weight quite off the waist! any diet pills i can take for that?

Waist fat: If you have fat especially around your waist, it's a cue to look at the kind of food you're eating. You may be eating more processed foods and sugars than your body is good with, or drinking more alcohol too. There are no pills for spot reduction around the waist. Instead you need an entire food and exercise program to make overall changes in your body. Sorry! nutritionists & trainers can help. ...Read more

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I want to gain weight what can I use to do it?Please tell me few safe medicines or home remedies.

I want to gain weight what can I use to do it?Please tell me few safe medicines or home remedies.

Weight gain: The only safe ways to gain weight is to eat a healthy diet rich in whole grain cereals, vegetables, fruits, lean meat, nuts and unsaturated fats. The other factor is exercise to increase muscle mass. ...Read more

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I need some pills to help me lose weight what do you recommend?

I need some pills to help me lose weight what do you recommend?

May help along with: There is absolutely no substitute for diet & exercise in losing weight, but certain herbs may help when combined with diet and exercise. See http://www.Lef.Org/magazine/mag2011/jul2011_shed-pounds-by-inhibiting-cellular-fat-storage_01.Htm & http://www.Lef.Org/news/lefdailynews.Htm?Newsid=13549 For advice re: a healthy diet see http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx. ...Read more

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Is there any medicine i can take like weight loss pills to loose weight?

Is there any medicine i can take like weight loss pills to loose weight?

Appetite Suppressant: For many patients who struggle with weight loss, appetite suppressants are prescribed. These medications do not cause weight loss. They are prescribed to help you in reducing your caloric intake by reducing your hunger. These are effective when combined with healthy eating habits and increased physical activity. ...Read more

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What are some weight loss supplements i can take to decrease appetite? I want to take it while i diet and exercise but suppress appetite

What are some weight loss supplements i can take to decrease appetite? I want to take it while i diet and exercise but suppress appetite

Don't reach for pill: Appetite suppressants are only temporary crutches--what happens when you stop them? Exercise rather than reach for food, ; keep on-hand only healthy choices if you must snack. Chewing gum, a big glass of water, carrots ; celery sticks may help curb your appetite. Reach your goal safely please. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any weight loss recommendations?

Lose weight: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. 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. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. Running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.). ...Read more

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Can i take hydroxycut with bipolar pills and depression pills i bought hydroxycut to lose some weight and really wanted to know if it okay to take.

Can i take hydroxycut with bipolar pills and depression pills i bought hydroxycut to lose some weight and really wanted to know if it okay to take.

The active ingredients: In most hydroxycut products are: lady's mantle extract (alchemilla vulgaris), wild olive extract (olea europaea), komijn extract (cuminum cyminum), wild mint extract (mentha longifolia); some hydroxycut products contain a green coffee bean extract (coffea canephora robusta). Not recommended under age 18. Discuss with physician if on medication, have medical condition, or if problems occur on it. ...Read more

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Are there any pills I can take to help me lose weight?

No.: No pills are effective over the long term. Cutting down on fatty foods, snack foods, and refined carbohydrates, and reducing portion sizes, along with regular exercise is the best way to reduce weight. Aim for 2 pounds a week, which is more likely to stay off than if you lose it faster. ...Read more

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Is there a pill i can take to help me lose weight? Or makes my metabolism faster?

Is there a pill i can take to help me lose weight? Or  makes my metabolism faster?

There are RX Pills: There are prescription pills available for weight loss if lifestyle modification do not work.The pills are Belviq (lorcaserin) which was approved by fda as an addition to reduced calorie diet in adults with bmi over 27to30 and over qsymia which is combination of topiramate and Phentermine for same indication as belviq discuss with your doctor if you are a candidate for either of these pills with diet;exercise. ...Read more

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What's the best diet pill u can take to help u lose weight?

What's the best diet pill u can take to help u lose weight?

Depends: If you are healthy and not using other stimulants, appetite suppressants you can use are phenteramine (generic so not expensive), low dose topamax (topiramate), (topiramate) meredia ( I am not a fan of), or the new one qysmia which is topamax (topiramate) and phenteramine together but expensive. This has to be in conjunction with proper calorie restriction, hydrations and exercise. ...Read more

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What diet pill can I take to lose weight quite off the waist! any diet pills i can take for that?

Waist fat: If you have fat especially around your waist, it's a cue to look at the kind of food you're eating. You may be eating more processed foods and sugars than your body is good with, or drinking more alcohol too. There are no pills for spot reduction around the waist. Instead you need an entire food and exercise program to make overall changes in your body. Sorry! nutritionists & trainers can help. ...Read more

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If I take hydroxycut, how often do I have to work out for it to really help burn fat? What pills can I take that'll help me lose weight faster when wrkn out? Im 144lbs. 19 y/o

If I take hydroxycut, how often do I have to work out for it to really help burn fat? What pills can I take that'll help me lose weight faster when wrkn out? Im 144lbs. 19 y/o

Slow and steady: Rapid weight loss is associated with a greater likelihood of regain. And when the weight returns, it usually bring a few extra pounds more than when you started. The most reliable, consistent way to lose weight and keep it off has been well studied via the national weight control registry, available at http://www.Nwcr.Ws/. Lifelong changes in diet and exercise are the key to keeping weight off. ...Read more

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If I take hydroxycut, how often do I have to work out for it to really help burn fat? What pills can I take that'll help me lose weight faster when wrkn out? Im 144lbs. 19 y/o

If I take hydroxycut, how often do I have to work out for it to really help burn fat? What pills can I take that'll help me lose weight faster when wrkn out? Im 144lbs. 19 y/o

Don't know: A problem with anything not prescribed by a dr. Is that we have no idea what is in the substance you are taking.Please read the very small print on the bottle that states "this is not to be used for the treatment or diagnosis of any disease".Why is that statement there?Because the fda, the oversight of drug safety in the usa, hasn't even looked at the product you are taking.Be an informed user. ...Read more

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What dite pills can I take to lose weight?

What dite pills can I take to lose weight?

I would avoid them: Other than alli, which most patient don't like because of side effects (greasy stool), these agents are generally not approved for long term use because of unknown safety. And in my experience, everyone who takes them and then stops gains the weight right back. They are just not a good solution in the long run. I would make common sense changes in diet and exercise to safely lose weight. ...Read more

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What kind of pills can I take to make me lose weight?

What kind of pills can I take to make me lose weight?

Not best option ...: Medication currently available to aid with weight loss is only slightly effective: one type works to suppress appetite using amphetamine-type drugs which can be habit forming; needs careful monitoring by doc. Another type inhibits fat absorption often causing GI side effects. Best method is tried and true: figure out needed calories per day, reduce by 300-500/day, exercise 45 min/day. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you lose weight on water pills? If so how long does it take?

Yes, but . . . : All you lose on water pills is water weight. Actually not just water but body fluids and certain mineral electrolytes which if not replenished can cause you health problems. You do not lose body fat which should be the aim of any weight loss program. Consider paleolithic style eating. ...Read more

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Is it possible to not eat and just take vitamin pills to lose weight?

Is it possible to not eat and just take vitamin pills to lose weight?

NO: Food has much more things that your body needs than can be put into vitamin pills. This is why they are call supplements. They cannot replace - only add to your food. ...Read more

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What pills can I take to lose weight while I am taking transplant meds?

What pills can I take to lose weight while I am taking transplant meds?

Transplant patients: If you have had a life-saving transplant, you should not take any medications without consulting your transplant team. If you have a serious weight issue, you should bring this up with your doctor and really work hard on diet and exercise. If your problem is not serious, and the transplant is keeping you alive, rejoice in your good fortune, and do your best to be healthy without extra pills. ...Read more

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I weight 241 i want to lose weight is it aleuts if i take diet water pills and lipizene ?

I weight 241 i want to lose weight is it aleuts if i take diet water pills and lipizene ?

Water & diet pill: My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting or a pill, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, & start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Water/diet pills are not the answer. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take phentermine pills to lose weight?

Is it bad to take phentermine pills to lose weight?

Phentermine: Yes. It's bad. Doctor supervisedor not, the side effects are one thing. Serious side effects like pulmonary ones are yet another. And in most cases, once pills are stopped, if there is/was weight loss, the weight is gained back. So diet, exercise and lifestyle modifications which can be obtained with a diet coach are more important. ...Read more

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I am a 45 year old woman i weigh 176 i need to lose weight is there a good diet pill i can take?

I am a 45 year old woman i weigh 176 i need to lose weight is there a good diet pill i can take?

Diet and exercise: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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Takin B12 and lipo shots lost 45 lbs since feb. Can i stop taking the diet pills and just take the shots will i still lose weight with diet and excers?

Takin B12 and lipo shots lost 45 lbs since feb. Can i stop taking the diet pills and just take the shots will i still lose weight with diet and excers?

Yes you can: Long term weight loss is seldom achieved with diet pills or "shots." it requires primarily behavior modification, including improved nutrition, caloric restriction, regular adequate exercise, behavioral therapy and elimination of other physiological barriers/obstacles that include hormonal imbalance and gut dysbiosis and food sensitivities. ...Read more

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I wanted to lose weight. Gave birth last april 5.. can i take slimming pills? Im not breastfeeding anymore. Pls help

I wanted to lose weight. Gave birth last april 5.. can i take slimming pills? Im not breastfeeding anymore. Pls help

To Lose Weight.: I understand your desire to lose weight. Weight loss Plan with the help of your Physician Without Pills Walking or running daily for at least 30 minutes Pilates Yoga Balanced Diet with Veggies sweet potatoes, celery, asparagus, parsley, cucumber, and whole grains such as brown rice and quinoa Stress management to cope with needs of newborn, relationship conflicts with your husband and family ...Read more

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I am almost 18 years old and I've been diabetic for 3 years. Type 2. I need to lose weight. Can i take the garcinia cambogia pill to help?

I am almost 18 years old and I've been diabetic for 3 years. Type 2. I need to lose weight. Can i take the garcinia cambogia pill to help?

No: No, it can cause nausea headache and diarrhea. Be sure to keep up an active fitness routine, yoga, swimming and walking are a great start. Weekly meal planning is essential to healthy eating. As you have found permanently changing your behavior is difficult. More on permanent behavior change at www.Personalmedicineplus.Com. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take weight loss pills while taking anti depressants if i want to lose weight?

Is it safe to take weight loss pills while taking anti depressants if i want to lose weight?

Not enough info.: Don't know which antidepressants you are taking & which weight loss pills you are referring to. It is good to avoid polypharmacy when possible. Often the best way to lose weight is the old fashioned way - exercise, health eating and moderation of caloric intake. Weight loss pills may have significant side effects. ...Read more

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