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Can Farting Help You Lose Weight
Do you lose weight when you pass gas? And if so, would this be an effective method to lose weight?
No-gas doesn't weigh:
Passing gas will not affect weight.
Gas production is due to the fermentation of dietary elements by bacteria in the GI tract. Sometimed there is an overgrowth of bacteria that may cause this. The use of probiotics (over the counter) may help minimize such overgrowth. ...Read more
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
To keep track: Journaling helps you keep track of your progress and can be a good tool. ...Read more
Diet Products: Nope. Notice not one physician recommended this product. It, like all of the products before it, will not lead to any real or lasting weight loss. If there were truly an effective weight loss product all of us would be advocating for it. ...Read more
Takes more than that: Best bet is nutritional weight loss diet with aerobic exercise. No vitamins will help you loose weight however while loosing a good once a day vitamin will help keep your diet balanced, better yet get a diet program that is highly nutritious and not just crash (and burn) and you shouldn't need one. ...Read more
Using Amlexanox for you canker sore will not effect your weight loss because your canker sores heal quickly, less than 10 day. You are using this medication for a short application and not long enough for other effects.
There have been some studies that suggest this medication can effect obesity, diabetes and asthma but it has not been studied enough to know if this will work in people. ...Read more
Body eats up carbs!: When drinking protein shakes to lose weight, the basic principle behind all of this, regardless of the shake used, is that you are forcing your body to take carbohydrate and fat stores in your body to use as energy. Carbohydrates and fat are the first sources of energy your body will use. By decreasing the availability of them to your body, it will rely on more protein which will decrease weight. ...Read more
No: No, at least not in and of itself. There is no one pill or supplement that will help you lose weight. It all boils down to exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet. However, the use of biotin and probiotics is helpful for maintaining a healthy bowel; many have found that this helps to lose weight when combined with a healthy diet and exercise; but again, there is no "magic pill.". ...Read more
If used as: Sustitute for food. Protein drinks may help in losing weight if you reduce your caloric intake by subsisting on protein shakes and foregoing other foods. Protein shakes donot provide balanced nutrition and you are advised to consult a nutritionist or your doctor before embarking on an extreme diet.There is no substitute for caloric restriction and increase in physical activity to loss weight. ...Read more
Laxatives: They don't help with weight lossGet a more detailed answer ›
Talk to a doctor: It sounds like you would benefit for treatment for a psychiatric illness. The abuse of laxatives and inducing vomiting frequently may cause an electrolytic disturbance and this could lead to a fatal cardiac event. I hope you are able to be seen promptly by someone who can help you. Stay safe! ...Read more
I heard spicy foods can help you lose weight? Is that true, and if so does my chipotle addiction have health benefits?
It's controversial: There is some evidence that hot peppers (capsaisan) accelerates metabolism and can be associated with some weight loss. However, I am still old-fashioned and not a believer in "gimmicks" to lose weight. Weight loss is a matter of cutting back on the calories you eat particularly sugar, and increasing your output of calories in terms of increased exercise. I assume you would know by now if it works ...Read more
Its known that water pills can help you lose weight soo im asking can a doctor give them to a person to help them lose weight?
Not real weight loss:
while water pills may cause you to lose weight in the first few days, this is not considered true weight loss, and in fact the continued use of diuretics (or water pills) for weight loss can be dangerous. The best way to approach weight loss is through altering the diet, and exercise. For some people who are extremely obese, specific weight loss medications may be helpful. ...Read more
What's the best shake out there that help you lose weight when drinking it twice a day it makes you full but get all your protein and nutrients?
Is it ok for a teen to drink green tea? I'm in a diet and I hear green tea can help you lose weight and boost your metabolism. If so how many cups a day
EGCG is the active: Ingredient in green tea. It will boost your metabolism so theoretically it can help weight loss. Practically speaking it is an aid to help w/proper meal plan and exercise. Peace and good health. EGCG capsules will provide more help than drinking the tea alone and you won't need to use the bathroom so much. See doc for appropriate food plan, possibly low carb and higher protein. ...Read more
Weight loss meds: I'd avoid relying on "natural" weight loss supplements that you get without prescription. Qsymia is a new pill that's a combo of 2 older meds - topamax and phentermine. Qsymia can cause birth defects so we use extreme caution with women. Belviq (lorcaserin) is another new one. However, whether they're good for situation, depends on your current bmi and co-existing conditions (diabetes, high blood pressure). ...Read more
Possibly: Coffee is a stimulant because of the caffeine; and though it may help your metabolism along; it is not without risk...Stomach upset/ulceration primarily among them. Best to check in with your doctor about the best way for you to accomplish weight loss...Low fat diet/exercise is usually a good way to go. ...Read more