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Are there vitamins and minerals that aid in weight loss or appetite suppression?

Are there vitamins and minerals that aid in weight loss or appetite suppression?

No, but take vitamin: There is not a vitamin nor mineral that helps one lose weight, but a person on a weight-loss diet should take one daily over-the-counter "multi-vitamin & minerals", in case his diet is low on a vitamin. Successful weight loss comes from a permanent change in lifestyle and eating habits. If a person eats fewer calories than he needs to live on each day, his body will burn the stored fuel (his fat). ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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Whats the safest herb/vitamin to help aid in weight loss?

Whats the safest herb/vitamin to help aid in weight loss?

None: You need to exercise regularly, eat less (especially carb and fat) and early. There is no magic potion. Some herbs may provide transient increase in metabolism but the safety remains in question. ...Read more

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Im darker skinned so will taking vitamin d capsules aid in weight loss and be beneficial to me? Thanks in advance.

Im darker skinned so will taking vitamin d capsules aid in weight loss and be beneficial to me? Thanks in advance.

Sorry, but no...: Vitamin d will not help weight loss. Dark skin = ? African ancestry = genetic tendency to be heavier = more "efficient" & needing less calories. Best way to lose weight = permanently eat a little less, exercise a little more, make good food choices (read food labels). Eat high protein foods first, eat slowly (1 min between bites), & keep a "food journal"; try www.Myfitnesspal.Com. Good luck! ...Read more

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Which vitamins are good to aid weight loss?

Which vitamins are good to aid weight loss?

None: The best way to lose weight is eating a healthy, low-glycemic index (lean protein sources and colorful/green vegetables, avoiding starches and beverages with calories) diet and increasing your physical activity until you can exercise for 30 minutes a day. If you do this and maintain this change you should see steady weight loss. ...Read more

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I try to lose weight and i heard that if you have a deficiency of a few vitamins and minerals you may not be able to lose weight as easily?

I try to lose weight and i heard that if you have a deficiency of a few vitamins and minerals you may not be able to lose weight as easily?

Makes sense: You need a normal metabolism / energy level to correct a weight issue. Eat and exercise like the sort of person you want to become and ask your doctor if you might need a suppliment (vit d3 after age 40 is often needed even with a varied, healthy diet). ...Read more

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How can I lose weight quickly without losing important vitamins and minerals from my body?

How can I lose weight quickly without losing important vitamins and minerals from my body?

Easy: Eat a strict raw vegetable and fruit, unsweetened almond milk, beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and wild fish like salmon diet. This contains all the essential vitamins, minerals, protein and fatty acids your body needs. ...Read more

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I am eating less to lose weight. Right now i just take vitamin d 600 daily but should I also take a multivitamin?

I am eating less to lose weight. Right now i just take vitamin d 600 daily but should I also take a multivitamin?

If you wish.: Generally your dietary intake contains adequate vitamins if you are eating a healthy and well balanced diet. It doesn't hurt, however, to take a cheap generic multivitamin daily. If you are on vitamin d for a deficiency, the usual dose is approx 2000 units of d3/day. Make sure you get in adequate fiber, hydration, etc. See a dietitian for assistance. ...Read more

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


Minerals (Definition)

Your body uses minerals to stay healthy and perform vital functions like bone development. Eating a healthy diet full of variety is the best way to the ...Read more