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How much weight do I need to lose to be healthy? I am 5'6 and 205 lbs. Also-am I obese or overweight?

BMI: BMI is 33 considered obese. Your BMR- measures the basic calories you need per day is 2065 -. Would increase activity walk/bike 45 minutes, use 5-10 lbs weights to tone, cut no more than 200 calories/day remember you are still growing, f/u/ w/ doc. http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/#result http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.ht ...Read more

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Overweight (Definition)

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Pregnancy weight gain problems. If starting out overweight and trying to lose weight, what is a guideline?

Pregnancy weight gain problems. If starting out overweight and trying to lose weight, what is a guideline?

Easy: Stop all forms of sugar, sweets, soft drinks, especially "diet"drinks. Eat natural "god made" food and drink only pure water. Obesity in america is in pandemic form because of our appaliing diet. Unfortunately, the food that we need for health is expensive, but it satisfies without "feeling full". ...Read more

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My weight is 90 kg im obese my height is 1m74 how can I do to lose weight?

My weight is 90 kg im obese my height is 1m74 how can I do to lose weight?

Perseverance: The key 2 weight loss is perseverance. It's not a sprint, it's a marathon. Make slow steady changes that u can stick w/ forever. Thin people usually select healthy food options continuously over years & also get regular exercise. Eat differently. Increase veggies, fruit, healthy fats (salmon, nuts, seeds, olive oil, avocado), protein. Stop soda, junk food and decrease carbs & processed foods. ...Read more

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If i'm dieting and exercising trying to lose weight and then i get pregnant, do I have to change my habits?

If i'm dieting and exercising trying to lose weight and then i get pregnant, do I have to change my habits?

Pregnant diet: It is perfectly fine to continue exercising while pregnant (as long as it isn't too extreme). However, i wouldn't recommend dieting while pregnant. Just eat healthy. Dieting in general is not ideal for anyone. Just eat healthy, well balanced meals and make sure the portion size is appropriate. ...Read more

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I am gain weight. How to get lose weight? And my hemoglobin is also getting at 7 only

I am gain weight. How to get lose weight? And my hemoglobin is also getting at 7 only

Too low: you are anemic someting is not right you are not going to lose weight as long as you are anemic,because your body will be screaming for food,and you will be tired all time ,and may be dizzy. find the source of your anemia ,and when you get this problem fixed we can work on your weight loss. ...Read more

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Im 16 yo and 5'2 in height my weight is 72 kg how many kilos do I need to lose becoz all i know is that im overweight. And any advice for weight loss?

Positive attitude: Weight loss is best when done pregressively a little at a time. Loosing just one kilo each month for the next 8 months will positively impact your health. Eat smaller portions but eat healthy with whole grains, lean protein and veggies. Choose water instead of sugary drinks and fruits instead of juice.Exercise for 10-20 min dly even with little things like jump rope, jogging, running .Keep motivated. ...Read more

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Is it OK to lose weight while pregnant? I am 75lbs overweight and Im going to the gym and eating clean to lose weight. If I get preg, can I continue?

Is it OK to lose weight while pregnant? I am 75lbs overweight and Im going to the gym and eating clean to lose weight. If I get preg, can I continue?

Pregnancy: is not the right time to be trying to lose weight. However, women who are obese- often are recommended to have less weight gain than a woman who is normal weight or under weight. ...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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What do you advise if I'm trying to lose my baby weight from my son. before him you think I could lose weight and get back to my normal size?

What do you advise if I'm trying to lose my baby weight from my son. before him you think I could lose weight and get back to my normal size?

Breast feed: If you have a newborn or infant- breastfeeding is the best way to lose weight and contract your uterus. Breast feeding can help you lose 1000 calories a day while nourishing your child with healthy milk the way nature intended it to be. ...Read more

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How can I gain weight? I have been struggling to gain weight and according to my age , height, and BMI I am considered underweight.

How can I gain weight? I have been struggling to gain weight and according to my age , height, and BMI I am considered underweight.

Check caloric intake: The most common reason for being underweight according to bmi assuming you are taking in enough calories for your height is genetics. If one of your parents have he same body type, it does become more difficult to gain weight. With that said, it is important to eat more calories that what you are expending. Check how many calories you are burning at rest, with daily activities, and with exercis. ...Read more

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I weigh 290 lbs and I'm 5'10 how much weight do I need to lose to be at a normal weight ?

I weigh 290 lbs and I'm 5'10  how much weight do I need to lose to be at a normal weight 
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Need to loose a lot: Based on Hamwi formula your ideal weight should be 156 lbs.. Healthy range i from 139 to 173 lbs. Now you can assess how much you have to loose. So get ready and start to work on it!! ...Read more

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How to reduce weight with pcos? I didnt get my periods since 4 months is it due to weight problem. Ht 164cm weight 79kgs

How to reduce weight with pcos? I didnt get my periods since 4 months is it due to weight problem. Ht 164cm weight 79kgs

No special way: You lose weight with pcos the same ways as people who do not have pcos: exercise, diet, behavior therapy, (sometimes) weight-loss medications. There is nothing unique or special about weight and pcos. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I am on borderline diabetes,slightly overweight and trying to get weight down?

I am on borderline diabetes,slightly overweight and trying to get weight down?

Lifestyle: Hi. The first advice is, of course, healthy diet, regular exercise, and achieving & maintaining ideal body weight. Having said that, we understand the difficulties. Healthy diet very important: whole grains (no refined grains/flours), healthy oils (canola, olive), nuts, legumes, nonfat dairy, lean meats, fruits & veggies. Diabetes drugs that can help: GLP-1 agonists. Can consider Qsymia or Belviq (lorcaserin). ...Read more

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Hi doctor iam 180 CM tall and 125 kg weight male i want to loose weight what do you recomend?

Hi doctor   iam   180 CM tall  and 125  kg  weight   male  i want to loose weight   what do you recomend?

Lose smart, not fast: One ofthe keys to losing weight and keeping it off is to do it in a thoughtful and meaningful way. This includes having the right perspective on food, exercise, sleep, and stress. For food, eat mostly a plant based diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, seeds, and whole graims and for protein eat wild fish like salmon every other day. Avoid processed foods. Exercise up to 45 minutes. ...Read more

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My weight is 110kg and height is 6 feet.Ijust want to reduce my weight to 90 kg .Can u sugest a diet plan to do it?

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My weight is 110kg and height is 6 feet.Ijust want to reduce my weight to 90 kg .Can u sugest a diet plan to do it?

Mediterranean diet: Rather than consider a short-term diet, chose to make a change in your lifestyle, including eating habit & physical activity. Chose to eat healthier. You know what's good for you & what isn't. Engage in regular physical activity, too. As for a specific diet, i like mediterranean diet because it has so much science behind it regarding alzheimer's, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, etc. ...Read more

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Hello i want to lose weight I am 21 my tall is 156cm ANA weight 58kg i need to lose 5 kg?

Hello i want to lose weight I am 21  my tall is 156cm ANA weight 58kg i need to lose 5 kg?

Exercise & diet!: Cut useless calories, ie. Sugar and starch. An exercise program is quite important. Count calories. Drink plenty of water and get 24 gr of fiber to fill you up! ...Read more

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I am 21 years old.My weight is just 48kg my height is 5'10.I want to gain weight.Can you suggest me some diet which helps me gain weight.Thank you?

I am 21 years old.My weight is just 48kg my height is 5'10.I want to gain weight.Can you suggest me some diet which helps me gain weight.Thank you?

Eat well and more of: If your food is rich in calories and you eat enough in quantity and eat every 3-4 hours, you can gain weight.. The foods that you should eat include: dairy like milk, yogurt, cheese and milk shakesone of these with each meal.Also eat eggs daily and ampleamountsof nuts like almonds , cashews and meats will all give you plenty of calories. ...Read more