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Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement based on a person's height and weight, to decide if a person is too heavy or too light for his height. The index is a number that can be in the underweight range, normal range, overweight range, or obese range. Children use different number ranges than adults do, ...Read more
I'm currently 17 years old doing weight watchers. I weigh 241.6 lbs. Will weight watchers work for me?
Usually: No diet program works for everyone but weightwatcher has a good record. However without regular exercise (including weight-training), the chances for you to maintain long-term weight loss is not good even if you had great success initially. One cannot diet forever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herbal Weight Mgmt: Herbs that improve your glucose and Insulin metabolism, lower your cortisol surges, and boost your basal metabolism can all help with weight management. Cinnamon, bitter melon, fenugreek, sylvestre, green tea, and ashwaganda are all potentially helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Virtually any weight loss program will result in weight loss for someone who is morbidly obese over the short term. This could include something as easy as tracking calories, walking more or as elaborate as getting a personal trainer/chef or joining a health club or weight watchers program. The most important thing to consider is whether the weight loss will be sustainable over the long run. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is no answer!: Too many sub-races and ethnicities, and variables that\ are social: food availability and healthcare. Example, south koreans are larger than north koreans. In africa, if you are a watusi, you will be taller than someone from the congo. There is no answer, because of the variables. ...Read more
Wich medication is better to start obesity treatment? Qsymia, belviq (lorcaserin) or diethylpropion?
Difficult: Drugs should only be used for severe obesity with complications, and where diet and exercise have already been tried. Qsymia and dietylpropion both contain stimulants which can be addictive and increase the risk of heart damage. For that reason, Belviq (lorcaserin) has advantages. It can also be given with other heart safe drugs like orlistat and topiramate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very low: Likely unsustainable and once the intake increases the body stores many of the calories. Excersize and 4-5 small meals with a 12-1500 cal. Total intake will help the metabolism and help with weight loss. ...Read more