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Is there a good diet for rapid weight loss?

Is there a good diet for rapid weight loss?

None, really: Not even the most recently released med for weight loss is a "magic bullet". The real secret to weight loss is healthful meals (lean protein, goods fats, low glycemic index carbs, colorful fruits & veggies, whole grains), portion control (use salad/dessert plate instead of dinner plate; no refills), & exercise to burn off calories. Support groups like weight watchers can help motivation. ...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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Which diet is it most convenient to follow for rapid weight loss?

Which diet is it most convenient to follow for rapid weight loss?

Not a good idea: Dieting to lose weight very rapidly is not advisable as this type of weight loss comes right back again. You want slow,steady loss of fat tissue at a rate of 1 or 2 pounds a week if that. This type of weight loss is safe,healthy and is more apt to stay off. See a dietician for one visit to get proper diet instructions and you may want to take a multivitamin as,well as daily iron supplement. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods should I eliminate completely from my diet to see rapid weight loss?

Please suggest what foods should I eliminate completely from my diet to see rapid weight loss?

Nothing: There is no rapid weight loss, as you have to burn off 3500 calories you don't take in just to lose one pound. That's the equivalent of walking 35 miles!. If you want to eliminate something, eliminate fast food, junk food, snacks and high fat food. See a good registered dietitian. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Any 30-day diet food programs for rapid weight loss?

Any 30-day diet food programs for rapid weight loss?

No safe ones: Crash diets can produce rapid weight loss but often are lacking in essential nutrients. Also because they are so restrictive, they lower your metabolic rate, so when you stop the diet (and you will because they are not sustainable) you regain the weight. Slow steady weight loss using a diet you can live on is better. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a rapid weight loss diet that i can loose 40lbs in 2 months?

Anyone know what is a rapid weight loss diet that i can loose 40lbs in 2 months?

THERE IS NO SAFE DIE: There is not safe diet and can not happen even if you are on 0 calori a day.In order to loose 40 lbs you need to be in negative calorirs intake of 140000, that is you need to cut down 3500 cals to loose i lb.If you need 2500 cals for your daily intake to maintain your weight and cut it down to safe intake of 800 cals under strict medical supervision, it will take you 82.35 days to loose 40 lbs. ...Read more

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I had rapid weight loss because i changed my diet and exercised. My hair started falling out in june... Thinning all over.. When will this stop?

I had rapid weight loss because i changed my diet and exercised. My hair started falling out in june... Thinning all over.. When will this stop?

Could be: Need to look into diet changes you made. There could be several reasons and you might have overlooked other causes. You can try stopping or eliminating changes you made to narrow it down to the cause. If this does not work need to do a work up to find the real cause. ...Read more

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What diet pills would you recomend for rapid weight loss in women?

What diet pills would you recomend for rapid weight loss in women?

Rapid: Be very careful with rapid weight loss. Why not work on a 2 pound weight loss every month for a year. Do it well and you will loose even more. How about changing your diet rather than take diet pills. ...Read more

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Pcos, underweight, on 1500 mg metformin, don't need to lose weight. What diets are good? Can metformin alone help without a diet? Lots ofapetite loss.

Pcos, underweight, on 1500 mg metformin, don't need to lose weight. What diets are good? Can metformin alone help without a diet? Lots ofapetite loss.

Vegetables exercise: Vegetables , low calorie diet avoid high carb diet and use more protien. Should do exercise three time week and try to spend 500-1000 calorie in each exercise programs. ...Read more

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Is it normal for low calorie diet resulting rapid weight loss?

Is it normal for low calorie diet resulting rapid weight loss?

Not safe: Rapid weight loss has the following risks - gallstones, which occur in 12% to 25% of people losing large amounts of weight over several months. Dehydration, which can be avoided by drinking plenty of fluids. Malnutrition, usually from not eating enough protein for weeks at a time. Electrolyte imbalances, which rarely can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more