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Doctor insights on: Best Weight Loss Diets For The Morbidly Obese

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Ultimate weight loss plans out there for morbidly obese women?

Ultimate weight loss plans out there for morbidly obese women?

Consider surgery: Once obesity has become this extreme, successful weight loss by diet alone is unlikely. She would do well to ask her physician about bariatric surgery. ...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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How helpful is recumbent bike in helping with weight loss? Any suggestions on what to aim for (duration/intensity)? Am 35, morbidly obese.

How helpful is recumbent bike in helping with weight loss? Any suggestions on what to aim for (duration/intensity)? Am 35, morbidly obese.

I think any : Excercise is a great start. I would also watch what gets put into your mouth. The good think about the bike is if you are very heavy it doesn't put that mu ch stress on your knees. I would advise you to visit your doc for a good physical prior to any new onset workout. Meaning if you werent working out before..let them know...to make sure you can handle.... ...Read more

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Morbidly obese at now 334lbs and doc still will not put me on weight loss pill. Tried everything. I feel like he thinks it's a joke or doesn't care.

Morbidly obese at now 334lbs and doc still will not put me on weight loss pill. Tried everything. I feel like he thinks it's a joke or doesn't care.

Diet pills are bad: Your doctor cares a great deal. There is no diet pillar leads to real or lasting weight loss.. Many of them are also very dangerous for your heart. Perhaps it is time to see a bariatric surgeon. ...Read more

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Im morbidly obese i'm 5'3 weight 230lbs what would u recommend for losing weight?

Im morbidly obese i'm 5'3 weight 230lbs what would u recommend for losing weight?

Small steps: Significant weight loss starts with small weight loss. Set smaller, 5 lb goals and achieve many of these through daily cardiovascular exercise. This is as easy as a 30-40 minute walk daily. Be persistent and you will succeed. ...Read more

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At risk for diabetes - family history. Am morbidly obese, trying to lose weight. How do I not have diabetes now? What trips the switch? Age a factor?

At risk for diabetes - family history. Am morbidly obese, trying to lose weight. How do I not have diabetes now? What trips the switch? Age a factor?

Diabetes: There are many factors that contribute to a person developing diabetes. No one could explain why you don't have it now, but you certainly are at a high risk of developing diabetes given your family history and being obese. Cut out the carbs, sugar, soda, junk food in your diet and try to exercise regularly to lose weight. ...Read more

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How can someone who is morbidly obese lose weight quickly?

How can someone who is morbidly obese lose weight quickly?

Steady progress: Losing weight quickly is usually not the answer, the solution is find a program you can stick to and lose weight gradually but keep it off. My successful clients use a program which focuses on a 1:1 balance of protein and carbs and works without counting calories. ...Read more

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My friend (morbidly obese) wants to try lean gains (intermittent fasting) to lose weight. I am concerned for her. Is this safe or even healthy?

Fasting: Fasting is never a good way to lose weight. It generally slows your metabolism and contributes to the yo-yo effect of losing weight and regaining it back plus more. There really isn't anything healthy about fasting. Conversely, eating multiple (3-5) meals (healthy & small portions) is better for your metabolism and weight loss (but you have to exercise too). ...Read more

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I have pcos and am morbidly obese will curing pcos help me lose weight and what medications should I be taking to cure pcos.

I have pcos and am morbidly obese will curing pcos help me lose weight and what medications should I be taking to cure pcos.

PCOD treatment: Unfortunately, there isn't a way to get rid of pcos. Moreover, overweight patients may not ovulate regularly. However, it isn't a disease you can cure. Still, managing the effects may minimize your need for intervention and aggressive treatment, especially if it is associated with being overweight. You should talk to a specialist to help with a program to manage your weight and pcos. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more