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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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I used two calculators to find my target heart rate, with different results. One used my resting heart rate. Which should I use for losing weight?

I used two calculators to find my target heart rate, with different results. One used my resting heart rate. Which should I use for losing weight?

No magic number: There's no perfect number. Here a good rule of thumb. Subtract your age from 220. This is your maximum predicted heart rate. Multiple by 60%. This is your recommended target heart rate. Example: age 44. 220-44=176. 0.6x 176=105. 105 is your target. Remember: you'll lose more weight by reducing your intake than by trying to burn it up. Any exercise at any heart rate is beneficial for dieters. ...Read more

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What should my calorie intake be to lose weight? My first Doctor said 1200 but calculators say 2100. 310lbs 5'3" female 22 years old. Thank you!

What should my calorie intake be to lose weight? My first Doctor said 1200 but calculators say 2100. 310lbs 5'3" female 22 years old. Thank you!

It depends: Do you want to sustain your weight or lose weight? It may be best to consider weight loss since a 5'3" frame will have diffculty sustaining that weight over time without joint damage. Your calorie recommendations are extremes on a spectrum. I would suggest starting at 2500 carefullly counted for 2 months are drop by 100 every 2 months until you get to 1500. Return to 1800 when at goal weight. ...Read more

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When it comes to weight loss, what percentage of work needed is food related and what percentage is exercise related?

When it comes to weight loss, what percentage of work needed is food related and what percentage is exercise related?

Different Approach: Weight loss is not "food related or exercise related". It is the sum total of energy in and energy out. When you exercise, you use up energy (burn calories). When you eat, you store energy (consume calories). If you take any more than you burn up, you gain weight. Without cutting some calories, it is difficult to lose a significant amount of weight. ...Read more

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At what percentage involuntary weight loss is it time to see the doctor?

At what percentage involuntary weight loss is it time to see the doctor?

Depends: If you're concerned enough to be asking us, then it's enough of a concern to ask your doctor. There are no hard and fast rules, it depends on the specifics of your situation. ...Read more

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What percentage of proteins, fats and carbohydrates should be for good feeling and weight loss?

What percentage of proteins, fats and carbohydrates should be for good feeling and weight loss?

Any healthy: Well-balanced diet is acceptable, but the most important thing is to reduce caloric intake and exercise more to burn off more calories. It's 3500 calories to gain or lose a pound. ...Read more

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Had Gastric Bypass. Always been a slow loser. On Prozac (fluoxetine). Can Prozac (fluoxetine) cause me to lose weight slower than those not on it who had weight loss surgery?

Could be.: Prozac (fluoxetine) could cause weight gain all by itself. Perhaps it's thwarting your efforts. Contrave is a weight loss pill that contains an anti depressant (WellButrin) - might be a good choice to switch to from Prozac (fluoxetine). ...Read more

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How to use of aamla powd er for weight loss?

How to use of aamla powd er for weight loss?

Myths: You don't. This potion will not in any way lead you to real or lasting weight loss. ...Read more

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Quick efficient weight loss?

Quick efficient weight loss?

Just be sensible.: The real key to weight loss is to just watch the size of your portions at meals, eat healthy, and exercise regularly. There's no radical diet or exercise plan or pill that will magically give you meaningful and sustained weight loss. The ol' fashioned way is still be best way to lose weight for the long term. Two pounds per week is a prudent rate of loss. ...Read more

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How can I avoid weight loss?

How can I avoid weight loss?

See your doctor: While weight loss can be due to depression, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, or medication or just not eating. If you are having unexplained weight loss, you should see your doctor.

He can run tests to rule out most causes of weight loss. ...Read more

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How can you stop weight loss?

How can you stop weight loss?

Reverse the cause: A person with normal body weight should not lose weight for no apparent reason. A doctor can help find the cause, and begin an corrective treatment. When the cause is stopped, the person's weight should become normal again. Causes include diseases such as thyroid disorders, cancers, digestion and absorption problems, eating disorders, infections, excessive exercise, medicine effects, etc... ...Read more

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Is jogging good for weight loss?

Is jogging good for weight loss?

Great 4 weight loss.: Jogging, any form of cardiovascular exercise for that matter, is great for weight loss. You can only eat so little, so adding exercise like jogging allows you to eat good quantities of healthy low-fat foods while still losing weight by helping your body metabolize the calories more efficiently and burn calories through the extra energy expenditure. Good idea! ...Read more

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Best iphone app for weight loss?

Best iphone app for weight loss?

There are many!: My fitness pal is very good but so are calorie counter by fat secret. Com and diet and calorie tracker by sparkpeople. Com. ...Read more

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How does myalli weight loss work?

How does myalli weight loss work?

Block fat absorption: Alli works by blocking some of the absorption of fat. It is supposed to be combined with dietary changes which reduce the overall fat intake and portion sizes. Several pills are taken throughout the day (prior to meals). The side effects may include abdominal pain and rectal leakage of some of those fats that go unabsorbed. ...Read more

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Foods that help with weight loss?

Foods that help with weight loss?

Less of them: At the end of the day you have to eat less, and balancing calories through the course of the day will help. Journal what you eat. Most people eat 33% more cal than they think they do. ...Read more

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Suggest me diet for weight loss?

Suggest me diet for weight loss?

Agree w Dr. Baker: There are many helpful weight loss programs available. For sustainable weight loss - life style change is essential. 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. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. ...Read more

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Are weight loss patches effective?

Are weight loss patches effective?

Somewhat: Patch will work but you would have to use additional methods too. Any one product is not effective - some patch has sea kelp which helps thyroid, some has anti- inflammatory products some have carnitine so each helps in a small way. ...Read more

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Is hgc safe to use for weight loss?

Is hgc safe to use for weight loss?

NO: Six studies have been done to date to see the benefit of HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). All but one study showed "no benefit" in weight loss. Furthermore the body can take this and use it to make other sex hormones possibly resulting in high levels of hormones that can be harmful as well. Various state medical boards have decided that physicians using this border on quackery. ...Read more

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What are some tips for weight loss?

What are some tips for weight loss?

It's not: Rocket science. Eat less, exercise more and feel better as you lose weight. You need to burn off 3500 calories that you don't take in to lose one pound. Avoid greasy, fast food. Avoid supplements and pills. Don't get your medical advice from friends, tv or the internet. Programs like weight watchers can provide valuable info and support. Good luck. ...Read more

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Any good online weight loss groups?

Any good online weight loss groups?

Education and suppor: Take shape for life is probably the best program available. Go to my website www. Drnewton. Tsfl. Com and spend some time looking at things. You can send me a message from the site if you would like to discuss it more. I can be your health coach throughout the program. ...Read more

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Do weight loss products really work?

Do weight loss products really work?

Weight loss: Many of the products do work but there are better options:
Exercise is important and should attempted at least every other day if you have the time.
Also go on-line to NuVal and learn a lot about the nutritional value of food. I suspect you will surprised but pleased. ...Read more

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How can my weight loss work exactly?

How can my weight loss work exactly?

Energy balance: The way to lose weight is to expend more energy than taken in. A nutritious and sensible diet with a good exercise program is a safe way to lose weight. ...Read more

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Is egcg tablets good for weight loss?

Is egcg tablets good for weight loss?

EGCG is the active: Ingredient in green tea. It will boost your metabolism so theoretically it can help weight loss. Practically speaking it is an aid to help w/proper meal plan and exercise. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Do you have any tips for weight loss?

Do you have any tips for weight loss?

Eat 200 calories: Less every day, = to 2 pieces of bread or its equivalent, and you'll lose about 2 lbs/ month! ...Read more

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I am losing my friend to weight loss?

I am losing my friend to weight loss?

Weight loss: Food is social. Food is how we say we are happy to see you, sorry I was late, congratulations on a job well done. Most every holiday we have has food as a theme, valentines day chocolates, christmas cookies, thanksgiving dinner. We socialize over food. If your friend is focused on weight loss, you may be feeling like you are socializing differently. There is still lots of fun outside of food. ...Read more

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What do body wraps do for weight loss?

What do body wraps do for weight loss?

Water loss: It dehydrates the fat tissue which is like a sponge and will come right back. Unless you change your dietary habits dramatically. Eat more protein, drink more water, avoid carbohydrates which cause water retention and avoid excessive sodium. Your body wrap might last a week or more that way. ...Read more

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Can there be any herbs for weight loss?

Can there be any herbs for weight loss?

Exercise ;: Nutrition plan are the route to weight loss. Somethings such as green tea can be helpful (minimal impact) but still don't replace how you eat and burn calories. ...Read more

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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