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Will the isagenix total health and wellness program cause any sort of weight loss or gain?

Will the isagenix total health and wellness program cause any sort of weight loss or gain?

Do not waste your $: Do not waste your time with "weight loss supplements". If you want to achieve weight loss, reduce your carbs to a bare minimum, drink only water, eat lots of low starch veggies and lean meats and increase your activity levels. ...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


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Medical issues that can prevent weight loss despite exercise and diet?

Medical issues that can prevent weight loss despite exercise and diet?

Medications???: Certain medications such as steroids, antidepressants, antipsychotics, antiseizure medications, diabetes medications, high blood pressure medications, heartburn medications can interfere with weight loss or cause weight gain. I note you are on metformin and Phentermine which can both contribute and your Cytomel (liothyronine) indicates you have hypothyrodism, which may be under-treated. ...Read more

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How important is aerobic exercise for weight loss and health?

How important is aerobic exercise for weight loss and health?

Very: Weight loss should be from a combination of aerobic conditioning, resistance training and improved nutrition. Changing eating, or eating less can result in wieght loss but you are more likely tokeep the wieght off if youadd exercise to your regimen. ...Read more

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In conjunction with exercise, what's the best diet for losing weight and slimming down?

In conjunction with exercise, what's the best diet for losing weight and slimming down?

Based on Literature: If you look at the literature the evidence seems to suggest that diets focusing on higher protein intake, and less carbs tends to be more effective. Also, meal replacement have been shown to be superior to meals prepared by patients in losing weight (as long as the company is legit). Other things that help: Keeping a diary, documenting weight regularly, exercise, medication, behavioral tx, etc. ...Read more

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Is exercising on a stationary cycle beneficial for weight loss & reduction of abdominal obesity?

Is exercising on a stationary cycle beneficial for weight loss & reduction of abdominal obesity?

Partially: Any exercise can contribute to weight loss. Stationary cycling can burn 400-500 calories/hr; one pound is 3500 calories, so you would have to exercise 8-9 hrs to burn up 1 pound. Diet is a necessary component to weight loss. There is no way to 'spot exercise' to lose fat in any certain area. Good luck. Consistency is the key. Exercise and diet both play important roles in weight loss. ...Read more

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Can you prevent the side effect of weight gain from lyrica (pregabalin) with exercise and good diet?

Can you prevent the side effect of weight gain from lyrica (pregabalin) with exercise and good diet?

Not directly: The way that Lyrica (pregabalin) causes weight gain is not directly offset naturally. However minimizing salt intake and exercising are certainly excellent strategies for all chronic pain patients. This begs the question why you are on this agent and is it the best approach. Thus I would encourage you to discuss this with your MR at length and explain your concerns about weight gain. Keep us updated. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of daily weight lifting?

What are the health benefits of daily weight lifting?

Multiple: Daily weight lifting will eventually increase your muscle mass, which not only improves your strength and makes you more functional for daily activities, but also increases your baseline metabolism which makes it easier to lose weight. In addition, regular exercise has been shown to cause endorphin release, which improves mood. ...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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Is any difference in effectiveness of behavior modification and operant conditioning for weight loss?

Is any difference in effectiveness of behavior modification and operant conditioning for weight loss?

Done right both work: Operant conditioning is a form of behavior modification. Behavior modification is based in part on these basic principles: if someone receives what is considered a reward after engaging in certain behavior, that behavior will be strengthened or occur more often. If someone receives no reward, that behavior will weaken or occur less often. It is up to you to set up what behaviors get what rewards. ...Read more

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What is the safest way to lose weight? Diet and exercise or diet pills and weight loss shakes?

What is the safest way to lose weight? Diet and exercise or diet pills and weight loss shakes?

Lifestyle change: To be honest, the most effective thing I have ever see work is a vegan diet. This can be drastic for a lot of people. Diet and exercise, and a lifelong commitment to exercising and eating right will help you the most for the long term. ...Read more

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What exercises are recommended, for weight loss and toning of the body?

What exercises are recommended, for weight loss and toning of the body?

Work with: Professional trainer that is certified. Both cardio and core is important. ...Read more

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Good diet for weight loss and more energy?

Good diet for weight loss and more energy?

The best exercises: and related equipment are the ones we are most likely t use. My personal choice is a treadmill because you can adjust the speed, listen to ipod, etc.easily while exercising. Peace and good health. Power walking is a good alternative. Less carbs and more protein. See doc first. ...Read more

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Which factors in weight loss and successful weight management are the most important?

Which factors in weight loss and successful weight management are the most important?

Diet and exercise : Sorry. No magic/special info. The best answer is healthy low fat lower calorie diet with more interval cardio and light strength training. ...Read more

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Kinds of food recommended before the gym (cardio training) for weight loss.

Kinds of food recommended before the gym (cardio training) for weight loss.

Small Carb and Prot: Before exercise, if you need to eat (you don't have to), you can have about 5-10 grams of carbohydrates, with 6-12 grams of protein. For fat burning and muscle building, it's most important to have some protein and carb (10-15 gram carb and 20-30 g protein) right after work-out (within 20-30 mins) to help build muscle and burn fat. The carb will help muscles open up to muscle building. ...Read more

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What's of a short, strict diet to boost my weight loss efforts?

What's of a short, strict diet to boost my weight loss efforts?

None: What you need is to learn how to eat and exercise for the rest of your life. A short term diet will do no good. You need a long term (or life long) nutritional and exercise program. Don't fall pray to internet or tv garbage diets and supplements either. They are potentially harmful and only lighten your wallet, not you. ...Read more

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Increase in use of fitness programs from watching weight loss shows?

Increase in use of fitness programs from watching weight loss shows?

TV advertisements: There are certainly more wt loss programs, just as there are more gyms, exercise equipments, and trainers etc.., but america is still getting fatter! obesity is an epidemic! there are more advertisements/programs on tv, certainly selling more exercising equipments, dvds/books/magazines, but I am not sure they are resulting in signifincantly more people exercising. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which kind of diet is healthier and better for weight loss?

Which kind of diet is healthier and better for weight loss?

Healthy eating: 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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Tips and exercise and diey for weight lose?

Tips and exercise and  diey for weight lose?

Weight loss: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed if you desire to lose weight. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site can help you determine calories burned for over 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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. Heidi Fowler
5,141 doctors shared insights

Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more