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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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


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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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Can someone tell me how long will it take to lose weight if i diet, exercise etc.?

Can someone tell me how long will it take to lose weight if i diet, exercise etc.?

Cardio Mix: This varies from person to person. If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Consult a nutritionist for your diet needs. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take to lose weight with eating healthy and exercise?

Can someone tell me how long will it take to lose weight with eating healthy and exercise?

Weight loss: That depends on how many calories you eat and how many calories you burn per day. It is about 3, 500 calories per lb. ...Read more

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I have been binge eating for 1 week, how long will it take to lose weight?

I have been binge eating for 1 week, how long will it take to lose weight?

It won't work: Bulimia is not an effective way to lose weight, and will make you very sick. It is even possible to die with this problem. Most bulimics are of normal weight. If you're wanting to lose weight, working with a nutritionist and exercise trainer to get some pointers will help a lot more -- and will not abuse your body. Your doctor can help you get treatment for bulimia. ...Read more

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How long after discontinuing pristiq (desvenlafaxine) can I lose weight and how long will it take to lose the weight when stoppingnthe anti depressant?

How long after discontinuing pristiq (desvenlafaxine) can I lose weight and how long will it take to lose the weight when stoppingnthe anti depressant?

Probably 2 weeks.: Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) not usually associated with much wt gain. Assuming no other cause of wt gain, should be able to lose wt on Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) with right amount of exercise and calorie reduction. ...Read more