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Is it true that it's ok to drink weight loss protein shake's while breastfeeding?

Is it true that it's ok to drink weight loss protein shake's while breastfeeding?

No: I am not convinced that it is ever safe to take these things.Certainly there is no safety data or proof that they work at all.Be careful! ...Read more

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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A friend of mine is trying to lose weight. He's taking weight loss pills and drinking nutrient shakes, however he isn't eating for days at a time.

A friend of mine is trying to lose weight. He's taking weight loss pills and drinking nutrient shakes, however he isn't eating for days at a time.

No magic Solution: Weight loss is just plainly difficulty. Genes play a huge role in determining our weight. Unfortunately our sedentary lifestyle does not help. Starving oneself to lose weight is not a great idea though. Eat a balanced diet but remember portion control is key. Exercises help a lot too. Just minimized fructose and refined sugars. ...Read more

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For years i eat as little as I can, one meal some times none. I drink weight loss shakes. I obessed with losing weight. I tried to purge. But I couldn't get sick. Could this be a eating disorder?

For years i eat as little as I can, one meal some times none. I drink weight loss shakes. I obessed with losing weight. I tried to purge. But I couldn't get sick. Could this be a eating disorder?

Eating Disorder?: Yes, an eating disorder is a POSSIBILITY. Please see your doctor ASAP. The sooner this is dealt with the better. You MAY need to see a clinical psychologist who specializes in eating disorders. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does drinking a whey protein shake and taking a b-12 vitamin help promote better matabolism for weight loss?

Does drinking a whey protein shake and taking a b-12 vitamin help promote better matabolism for weight loss?

NO: Both are a waste of time and money. Why would taking in extra calories with a shake help you lose weight, which is dependent upon burning off calories you don't take in? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. B-12 only helps if you're low, and is by injection. ...Read more

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I'm 5'10'' and currently 139 lbs. I've been rapidly losing weight, until i started drinking nutrition shakes. I peaked at 147. What's going on?

I'm 5'10'' and currently 139 lbs. I've been rapidly losing weight, until i started drinking nutrition shakes. I peaked at 147. What's going on?

Not sure: It appears you're on Adderall and vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) either of which could affect weight. However, this is not consistent for everyone on these meds. Using other drugs, not eating meals, & other medical problems can affect your weight too. For best answer to your question please work with your primary care physician to find and resolve these issues. Be well. ...Read more

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Do you think I should drink a protein shake if I am trying to lose weight?

Do you think I should drink a protein shake if I am trying to lose weight?

Not necessary: It is not necessary but it will not hurt either. To lose weight you must minimize carbohydrate intake (no bread, pasta, sweets, desserts, cheese, junk food) and control portion size. ...Read more

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I am trying to lose weight. I work out at least 5 times a week. Should i drink a protein shake after every workout?

I am trying to lose weight. I work out at least 5 times a week. Should i drink a protein shake after every workout?

Drink water: Weight loss is acheived through life style changes and dieting. Exercising increases your body's caloric needs. Protein shakes can have significant calories in them ( check label details) and may be counterproductive. Drink water instead since exercise can dehydrate you. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Varies: There are so many nutrition shakes out there, and what may help one person may not work well for another. Sometimes it can be trial and error. I would consider talking to nutritionist at a local hospital or some other facility. ...Read more

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Is drinking protein shakes good for me where i'm losing weight?

Is drinking protein shakes good for me where i'm losing weight?

Usually yes: Make sure that the protein drink is suitable for your weight loss goals. My advise is to meet with a nutritionist who can compute your nutritional needs especially while you are trying to lose weight. Keep in mind that living on a shake diet for life is not realistic so plan on a change in your diet when you get off the shakes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink protien shakes and creatine when you are trying to lose weight?

Is it safe to drink protien shakes and creatine when you are trying to lose weight?

Protein is effective: As a method to help improve muscle mass while exercising. Make sure you diet is balanced and your calorie intake does not exceed your calorie expenditure for your target weight. Creatine has been shown to help improve short burst exercise performance if taken properly. ...Read more

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I am a teen, and I weight 220lbs I want to start go jogging every day. Can I drink protein shakes in the same time? Does it help me lose weight?

I am a teen, and I weight 220lbs I want to start go jogging every day. Can I drink protein shakes in the same time? Does it help me lose weight?

Lose weight: Well! weight loss is possible if you burn more calories than you consume. Jogging-- good idea! go for it! will help you burn more calories! protein shakes--- not a good idea. Just eat less and eat healthy! ...Read more

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I really want to start drinking protein to increase losing weight but i don't want the shakes that replace meals any advise?

I really want to start drinking protein to increase losing weight but i don't want the shakes that replace meals any advise?

Add flavor yourself: Try using vanilla flavor whey protein shake, and add your own flavor (mio mango peach flavoring is excellent). Also you can mix the protein supplement into low fat vanilla frozen yogert or ice cream. ...Read more

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I drink Isagenix shakes for breakfast, not to lose weight but as an easy/quick meal. I heard that this product is bad for the liver. Is this true?

I drink Isagenix shakes for breakfast, not to lose weight but as an easy/quick meal. I heard that this product is bad for the liver. Is this true?

Check website: The Isagenix website indicates there are numerous products targeted for multiple indications. HealthTap doctors cannot endorse or refute the commercial claims made, nor did you specify the product that concerns you. Prudence would suggest stopping or replacing any supplement that raises your expectation that it causes more harm than good. ...Read more

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Do you think I should drink protein shakes or take any kind of diet pill to lose weight?

Do you think I should drink protein shakes or take any kind of diet pill to lose weight?

Probably No, NoMagic: Please lookup the "dshea act 1994". Food choices & quantities are the big issues in body fat regulation. Study: "how the government makes you fat" on reason.Com, "big fat lies" on youtube.Com, "stossel debunking food myths" on foxbusiness.Com, nusi.Org, dietdoctor.Com/about, dietdoctor.Com/lchf, lustig, fatchance.Html, attia, eatingacademy.Com, finney md, etc. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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