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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

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If somebody becomes bilimic, how long would it take to lose weight?

If somebody becomes bilimic, how long would it take to lose weight?

Forever: A person with bulimia nervosa may not lose weight at all. In fact, he or she might eve be overweight. It is easy to confuse bulimia nervosa with anorexia nervosa, the latter of which always involves being underweight. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long does it take to lose weight?

Please tell me how long does it take to lose weight?

One lb per week : The type of weight you lose is important. You can lose the wrong type of weight (muscle bone and water) or the right type of weight (fat) depending on your program. Healthy weight loss (mainly fat) is usually about 1lb per week, but consult your doctor to figure out what's healthy for you. Your age, sex, current weight, and any illnesses you have factor into your goals. ...Read more

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How long would it take to lose weight eating 500 calories a day?

Too low calories: This is too low a calorie intake. You should not go below 1000 calories to be safe. You should eat regular meals and not skip meals. Weight loss involves burning off more calories than you take in, a pound equals @ 3500 calories, a safe weight loss is 1-2 lbs per week. ...Read more

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How long does it take to lose weight from lexapro (escitalopram)?

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How long does it take to lose weight from lexapro (escitalopram)?

Lexapro (escitalopram): Lexapro (escitalopram) is not a diet pill. Some weight loss is reported but also some report slight weight gain. Overall, weight changes are slight to none. ...Read more

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Im 5'5 weigh 275 how long will it take for me to lose weight if i take my phentermine 37.5 daily and eat healthy? How much per week is good?

Im 5'5 weigh 275  how long will it take for me to lose weight if i take my phentermine 37.5 daily and eat healthy? How much per week is good?

Depends. : First, phentrrmine is not the answer. It's an appetite suppressant and can be aaddictive and you tend to build tolerance to it quickly. Your best bet is to eat better and daily excercises. This is the ONLY way to lose weight in a healthy fashion. You will lose weight more quickly in the beginning and taper off but keep at it and you'll get to where you want to be. 5lbs/month is a healthy goal ...Read more

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How long does it take for an anorexic to lose weight?

Anorexic: Depends on perception of ideal weight, dietary habits, general health. ...Read more

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How long should it take for me to lose weight on atkins?

How long should it take for me to lose weight on atkins?

You may see: some immediate loss during induction phase because with lack of carbs- your body will burn glycogen which stores a lot of water. Please remember that many people are not able to sustain this type of eating plan because it does require a lifestyle change . ...Read more