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Could a person's face gets thinner when they lose weight?

Could a person's face gets thinner when they lose weight?

That is possible.: It is not uncommon to lose subcutaneous fat on the face when losing weight. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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Which type of diet do they put a person on when they need to lose weight to inlist in the army?

Which type of diet do they put a person on when they need to lose weight to inlist in the army?

Up to you: In general, since there are more unemployed folks around, they are not desperate to hire people who "need work." so, that means the weight loss is up to you, pre-indoctrination. Calorie restriction and increased activity are the mainstays of any diet program, and your dr can help if you need it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does a person need to lose weight when they are at their heaviest even if they are healthy?

It depends: The answer depends on how you define healthy. Some patients do very well at heavier weights in regards to their metabolic health e.g. Blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugars, etc it would be good to prevent yourself from gaining more weight if you are already healthy. This way you would prevent possible health complications. ...Read more

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What is considered the number one way for a person w/ a physical disability to lose weight?

What is considered the number one way for a person w/ a physical disability to lose weight?

Proper nutrition: If the person is unable to do any kind of physical activity than only way to loose weight is by cutting down on total calories intake and proper nutrition, which means eating properly.Eliminate all sugars and sugary drinks, consume more fruits and vegies, whole grains, and low saturated fat and drink plenty of water.You can consult a nutritionist for that. ...Read more

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How can a special needs person in a wheelchair lose weight?

How can a special needs person in a wheelchair lose weight?

Calorie deficit: Weight loss depends upon a calorie deficit: take in fewer calories than are burned. Do so consistently over a long period of time, and this results in slow but steady weight loss. It is more difficult to burn calories when using a wheelchair for mobility, but an arm-cycle may be an option for exercise for some. Dietary restriction is a vital part of the weight loss plan. A dietician can help. ...Read more

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Will a person with diebates lose weight?

Will a person with diebates lose weight?

A person w/diabetes: can loose weight. Please be guided by your doc. "The Blood Sugar Solution" by Mark Hyman, MD, is helpful book for this. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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When a person continues lose weight ?

When a person continues lose weight ?

Get it checked out: If you're having unintended weight loss, it could be a sign of a serious problem. It's good to get it checked out to find the issue sooner rather than later. (easier to pull weeds when they're small) ...Read more

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How long is it normal for a person trying to lose weight exercise in a given day?

How long is it normal for a person trying to lose weight exercise in a given day?

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. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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What are some tips for a 400 pound person to use to lose weight without surgery?

What are some tips for a 400 pound person to use to lose weight without surgery?

Losing weight: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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Please can I find out , if known, when a person dies, is it protocol that the body is weighed , does the body lose weight after death . ?

Please can I find out , if known, when a person dies, is it protocol that the body is weighed , does the body lose weight after death . ?

No such protocol: When a person has died, we stop all medical interventions. I am not aware of anyone doing what you have indicated. There is no sense in doing weight checks at that stage. There is not expected to be any further weight changes once a person is dead. ...Read more