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Can Xanax Help You Lose Weight
No: The effect on weight of laxatives is only an illusion. You soon gain the little weight lost as soon as your bowels are full again & you regain the body water lost. The best way to lose weight is diet and exercise. Try eliminating snacks or one meal a day or reduce meal portions by 1/4 - 1/3. Add aerobic exercises (30min - 1hr) 3-5 days a week and you will lose weight. Good luck! ...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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not a good idea: Amphetamines do decrease your appetite temporarily. However it comes at a significant cost. They are addicting and are not considered safe or effective for that purpose by the fda. Furthermore, people who lose wt. By using a drug almost never make the necessary changes to keep the weight off. You can't take speed the rest of your life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dieting = less cal: Dieting means that you are choosing to eat fewer calories than you burn. Our practice finds that the average 200 pound person burns about 2000 cal per day. So, if they eat only 1200 cal per day, then they are breaking down fat from their body. (3500 cal = 1 lb). So, an 800 cal defecit daily should allow for a one pound weight loss in 4 days. About 7 pounds per month. Good luck. ...Read more
Fills & Chills!: Drink a glass of cold water before eating. This will provide some satiation, and the cool water will decrease (short term) motility of your stomach. Make sure you drink another glass while you eat. Scientific studies have shown this helps with modest, but steady (not rapid) weight loss. Good diet maneuver! ...Read more
Hello docs! can you tell me what diabetic medications can you take without gaining weight or help to lose weight while taking them?
Absolutely!: Hi. I hate to assume, but I'm forced to here. I will assume you're type 2. Type 1's MUST take insulin; tight control with insulin is associated with weight gain. For type 2's, the weight loss drugs are GLP-1 agonists (marvelous & amazing) & SGLT-2 inhibitors; metformin is weight neutral. I use a ton of GLP-1's, SGLT-2's, and/or metformin in combination. I hope that helps! To your health! ...Read more
Increase Calories.: Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil. ...Read more
Several ways!: Exercise causes you to expend calories. If food intake is constant, you will run a caloric deficit. Also, apart from direct activity "burn, " your bodies metabolism will stay higher for several hours after activity, burning more calories at rest. If you put on muscle, your baseline metabolism will increase. Put these three together for the exercise weight loss recipe. ...Read more
Quit sugar: I know this sounds simplistic, but if you stop eating everything with added sugar it will likely help you to stop snacking which will help you to lose weight. For most people the more sugar you eat the more you want. If you cut it out the first week will be very hard, but after that it gets much easier. Once you have cut out sugar you can work on the next dietary hurdle. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more
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