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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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Is 1400 calories too many calories to lose weight?

Is 1400 calories too many calories to lose weight?

Most adults can: Lose weight with this calorie intake as long as calories burned exceed calories consumed. Rate of loss will be variable. ...Read more

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Which would help me lose weight faster: zero carb diet vs. 500 calorie diet?

Which would help me lose weight faster: zero carb diet vs. 500 calorie diet?

The fastest way : is eat less, exercise more and visit your doctor for physical exam routinely. Nothing crazy, just change your life style. it will take some time to achieve your goal. Oh well... old news. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is eating 1200 calorie to lose weight healthy?

Is eating 1200 calorie to lose weight healthy?

It depends...: This depends on your size, activity level and the type of calories (low-glycemic foods help the most). Most people will lost weight on a 1200 calorie diet but weight loss on such a diet will be temporary unless you make long-term changes in your diet. You are more likely to become deficient in vitamins and minerals so should take a multivitamin. Please see http://bit.Ly/19csbtw and my comment:. ...Read more

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Does whey protein help weight loss or weight gain?

Does whey protein help weight loss or weight gain?

It depends: Whey protein can either help with weight loss or weight gain depending on how you use it. If used as a meal replacement as part of a restricted calorie diet, it helps with weight loss. If used along with heavy weight lifting and a moderate or high calorie, high protein diet, muscle enlargement and weight gain will occur. ...Read more

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Counting carbohydrate or counting calories, which is better for weight loss?

Counting carbohydrate or counting calories,  which is better for weight loss?

Ultimately...: Calories IN must be less than calories expended so keeping track of calories is more important. That being said, it is important to keep simple sugars to a minimum and to increase fiber and protein in your diet. ...Read more

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How do no calorie sugar substitutes cause weight gain?

How do no calorie sugar substitutes cause weight gain?

They do not but do: result in both (a) reducing ketosis simply because of the sweet perception; study: https://goo.gl/dJzf26 (b) facilitating the illusion that people can eat (actually eat extra) sugars/carbs with less worry given the non-sugar sugar. LFHC foods have never found healthy in clinical trials; LCHF foods have always been health. Study: https://goo.gl/o4F987, http://goo.gl/k8x9LF & http://goo.gl/H7mItd. ...Read more

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Will carbonated beverages cause weight gain/ prevent weight loss?

Will carbonated beverages cause weight gain/ prevent weight loss?

Don't have: Any effect. It's the calories that control whether you gain or lose weight, not the carbonation. ...Read more

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Which is better for healthy weight gain? Carbohydrates, protein or fats?

Which is better for healthy weight gain? Carbohydrates, protein or fats?

We need all three: but GOOD fats such as olive oil and coconut oil and butter and fish oil would be at the top of the list. Follow this with protein from dairy as in eggs and cheese, then casrbs last. Peace and good health. Check w/doc. ...Read more

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Best weight loss shakes/protien shakes to lose weight with exercise and healthy eating?

Best weight loss shakes/protien shakes to lose weight with exercise and healthy eating?

There is no best: Weight loss shake as ideally you'd stick to natural unprocessed foods as best as you can. Remember that motility wise, liquids pass through the stomach more quickly than solids and may be less appetite suppressing. Remember in regards to "diet", the best one is the one that you can stick too and control your caloric intake. ...Read more

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How to increase calories after calorie restricted diet?

How to increase calories after calorie restricted diet?

Slowly: If you binge after a successful diet, you will gain the weight back. Go up to your "maintenance" caloric intake over a few days. You can calculate that here: http://www.Freedieting.Com/tools/calorie_calculator.Htm. ...Read more

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What carbs have calories for you? Total carbs, net carbs, fiber carbs?

What carbs have calories for you? Total carbs, net carbs, fiber carbs?

ALL CARBS HAVE: Calories, some more than others. The more complex a carb is, the more energy your body needs to burn to absorb the calories, so you will net less calories with the more complex carbs. ...Read more

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How can low calorie diets hinder long-term weight loss maintenance?

How can low calorie diets hinder long-term weight loss maintenance?

Gall Stone Formation: Potentially fatal heart rhythm disturbances may occur. These diets cause a rapid shift in water balance, especially in the early phases, which can lead to dangerous alterations in the balance of electrolytes that are important to normal heart function and rhythm (especially potassium). Low calorie diets are likely to be nutritionally insufficient. There is an increased gallstone formarmation. ...Read more

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Does eating more carbohydrate (rice, pasta) prevent weight loss?

Does eating more carbohydrate (rice, pasta) prevent weight loss?

NO!: They and sugar are the major cause of obesity. Eating white rice in eastern countries caused beriberi. Good class protein, appropriate fat and complex carbs make up a balanced diet that you get from "god-made" food. ...Read more

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How can energy balance effect weight loss or weight gain.?

How can  energy balance effect weight loss or weight gain.?

BMR: BMR is the rate your body burns calories to maintain self. To loose weight, you have to stay under this number. You calculate your daily caloric intake and once you go beyond your bmr, energy is stored. If you exercise you expend calories. So if you walk an hour a day at brisk pace, you may burn 300 calories. This would help you loose weight by staying under your bmr. I hope this helped! ...Read more

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Will drinking soda cause weight gain if eat less calories?

Will drinking soda cause weight gain if eat less calories?

Not a good idea: You are right that drinking soda will not cause weight gain if you limit total calories for the day to keep your weight neutral, which is your basal metabolic rate plus calories used in daily activities&exercise if any but why sugar containing sodas are bad is that when you drink sodas, it causes rebound hypoglycemia and makes you hungry and you eat or drink more soda.Even the diet sodas cause obesi. ...Read more

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Bodybuilding cause weight gain or loss ??

Bodybuilding cause weight gain or loss ??

That depends: Building muscle increases weight but higher muscle mass can increase metabolic rate. ...Read more

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Is consuming 920 calories a day ok? I'm trying to lose weight by exercising & counting calories. I'm 140 lbs, ideal weight is my prebaby weight of 122

Many more ?s: It is possible to eat around 1, 000 cal per day to loose weight. The trick is getting the proper nutrition and vitamins into that constrained calorie count. I would also say that exercise at that calorie level would need to be temporarily halved or stopped, depending on what you are doing and how intense the workout is. A better approach may be a few more calories with moderate exercise. ...Read more

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Can recovered anorexics/bulimics lose weight on limited exercise + 1200 calorie diet?

Can recovered anorexics/bulimics lose weight on limited exercise + 1200 calorie diet?

Anorexia/Bulimia.: I commend you for your Recovery from Anorexia/Bulimia. Now, the the Wise Woman in you reflect: What stress caused the condition? How was life affected? What helped-your personal determination, support groups, support from family, Therapy, medication? Reasons to lose weight now? What weight would you like to have? Need for Support Groups Please see a Psychiatrist for Therapy, diet, exercise, weight ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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


Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more