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Can going to the bathroom a lot help you lose weight?

No.: Not in any real sense. You may lose a few hundred gram with a bm or stool, but you still have the same amount of fat and don't look a bit different. Drinking fluids to force urination or laxatives to cause defecation is a sure way to get into trouble.

Real weight loss is achieved with diet and exercise. Make a durable lifestyle change. ...Read more

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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I am trying to loose weight and everything healthy I eat I let it go in the bathroom, then im hungry again?

I am trying to loose weight and everything healthy I eat I let it go in the bathroom, then im hungry again?

Question???: Let it go? Does that mean normal defecation or does that mean diarrhea? Are laxatives involved?
Maybe let it go means vomiting or bulimia? Or, what does it mean? It sounds like you are motivated to lose weight. Clarify exactly what happens after you eat. Is your question about hunger or just a statement. How can the doctors at HT help you? ...Read more

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I'm constantly thirsty, hungry, and going to the bathroom to urinate. But I'm losing weight. What could this be?

I'm constantly thirsty, hungry, and going to the bathroom to urinate. But I'm losing weight. What could this be?

Possible diabetes: The classic symptoms of diabetes are polyuria, polydipsia, polyphagia and weight loss. These are what you are experiencing. You need to be evaluated by your Primary Care as soon as possible. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is it safe to lose weight by going on a high fiber diet?

Is it safe to lose weight by going on a high fiber diet?

Yes: If u replace your high caloric food with low caloric substitute and try to burn more calories, avoid medications which causes weight gain. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight without going to gym?

How can I lose weight without going to gym?

There are many: Forms of activity that you can engage in without going to the gym. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. running, swimming, Nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, dancing, hiking, etc.) Calories burned must > calories consumed. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight, without going on a diet?

How can I lose weight, without going on a diet?

Need to reorient: Your diet is what you eat on a daily basis not something you do to lose weight. You need to think of it as a lifestyle. Try reading the book primal blueprint. It is a very doable "diet"/lifestyle. ...Read more

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I want to go off the pill and lose weight or stay on?

I want to go off the pill and lose weight or stay on?

Not for weight loss: It's doubtful that going off the pill will result in much weight loss. Typically only 5-10 pounds are attributable to the pill. Better idea to decrease refined sweets and increase activity ...Read more

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Should I lose weight or am I still going through puberty?

Should I lose weight or am I still going through puberty?

Impossible to say: You have provided no useful information upon which to base the answer. When using the site, submit basic information like height, weight, ailments if any, etc. Then ask a question. The public site is not a chat room, so your submissions are not linked and site docs do not have access to your profile, other than age and gender. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to lose weight without going on a diet?

What are the best ways to lose weight without going on a diet?

See below: You do not have to diet to lose weight. You have to learn to eat correctly for you. I suggest lowering your carbohydrate intake, increasing your water, stopping soda, and increasing your protein. Exercise should be cardiovascular. Please check with your doctor before beginning any dietary program. I hope this helps! Our webpage newsletter will give you some helpful hints. Www. Weighstation. Net. ...Read more

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Should a child of nine years go to an adult gym to help lose weight?

Should a child of nine years go to an adult gym to help lose weight?

Battle won at table: It is fine to exercise as part of a weight reduction plan. However, the most progress is made by realistic choices at the dinner table. A nine year old is best served by group activities such as soccer, scouts, hiking & similar outside activities; all that would keep a kid busy & occupied. Nine year old kids get bored easily & I doubt any stair climber would suit their needs. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best way to go on a diet and lose weight?

Could you tell me what's the best way to go on a diet and lose weight?

Good choices: 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. 3-5 ounces of lean meat, chicken or fish as protein, or eggs, or 1 cup of milk. Complex carbohydrates in the form of whole grains, should make up 1/4 of your plate servings. 1/2 your plate should be fresh fruits and or vegetables. And 1/4 of your plate should be protein. Beans and legumes are also healthy carbohydrates. Avoid too much fat, fried foods. ...Read more

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What do the experts think, should my bust size go down if I lose weight?

What do the experts think, should my bust size go down if I lose weight?

Maybe: Most women have some degree of fatty tissue around their breasts, though technically breast tissue itself will not shrink, just the surrounding fatty tisue. Depending on where your body decides to reduce, you could possible go down in size. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to lose weight without looking like your going on a diet?

What are the best ways to lose weight without looking like your going on a diet?

Whole foods: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. ...Read more

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What can I do if my husband wants to lose weight and go on a diet how can I help?

See details: By limiting his carbohydrate intake, controlling his portion size, telling him not to snack between meals and not have high sodium, high calories foods in the house (breads, sweets, ice cream, etc). ...Read more

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If your overweight would going a day or two without eating be okay? Would you lose weight?

If your overweight would going a day or two without eating be okay? Would you lose weight?

It depends: While intermittent fasting is safe for most, it is not usually a good diet strategy because of the slowed metabolic rate during a fast gives you diminished returns. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when you lose weight will your stretch marks go away, fade or will they stay there?

I wanted to know when you lose weight will your stretch marks go away, fade or will they stay there?

No: Stretch marks are tears in the skin cause by weight gain. They can be covered up, but not improved by creams and lotions. The only possibly effective therapy is cosmetic plastic surgery, but that's a big step for a non-health and non-life threatening problem. ...Read more

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I always say im going to lose weight and never do. Does anyone have any ideas to help me stick to my diet?

I always say im going to lose weight and never do. Does anyone have any ideas to help me stick to my diet?

Small changes: Small changes will help you stick to your diet. For example, having a fresh fruit if you don't eat any of them is a good small easy change. Try for one a day. The week after, you might consider a fresh vegetable. Etc. Try not to make drastic or unmanageable changes since you are less likely to follow thru. Journal your progress and reward yourself for a job well done. ...Read more

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Help! I am bulimic and im trying to eat better and lose weight the correct way if I go back to eat correctly?

Help! I am bulimic and im trying to eat better and lose weight the correct way if I go back to eat correctly?

Some Tips: It is challenging to lose weight when recovering from bulimia. You do not want to obsess about food. Consider joining and getting a sponsor in oa. Work with a dietician to develop a healthy eating plan. Start exercising regularly. Find a good therapist and learn new ways to cope with anxiety instead of purging. (read: making peace with food) congrats on recovering and let us know how u do. ...Read more

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If you lose weight and have excess skin can you work out and get it tighter to have the excess skin go away?

If you lose weight and have excess skin can you work out and get it tighter to have the excess skin go away?

Depends: If you lose a great deal of weight in a short time. The skin cannot adjust to this. If however you lose 1-2 lab per week the skin can adapt also. Go slowly and treat the body right ...Read more

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I have an event to go to in 1 month and I want to lose weight fast, what should I do? I am 18 and 220 lb.

I have an event to go to in 1 month and I want to lose weight fast, what should I do? I am 18 and 220 lb.

Reconsider: There is no sensible way to lose a lot of weight quickly. It will backfire in the long run.
Up your exercise, reduce salt in your diet, and cut calories to a reasonable level. Do not skip meals. ...Read more

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I'm a trunk driver that weighs 281but what's the fastest way too lose weight causes I have no time to go to a gym?

I'm a trunk driver that weighs 281but what's the fastest way too lose weight causes I have no time to go to a gym?

To Lose Weight...: To lose weight you have to change your life. You are setting yourself up for absolute failure if you think you cannot exercise. If you want to save your life and lose weight in any valid manner you have to move on a regular basis along with changing the way you eat and what you eat. ...Read more

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I am 94 kg now by the time. And my height is 5 ft 5 inch. I go to gym and do physical exercise for 1 hour. Want to lose weight fast.

I am 94 kg now by the time. And my height is 5 ft 5 inch. I go to gym and do physical exercise for 1 hour. Want to lose weight fast.

Stop Bad Foods/Drink: The fastest and easiest way to lose weight is to find the causes of your weight gain. I have enclosed a list of the top 6 causes for weight gain in order of which are the most important to change, if you drink sugary drinks (soda, juices, gatorade), change to no calorie drink, if you are eating burgers & fries, eat a ham sandwich, if u are skipping breakfast, have a 100 cal bagel w cheese-simple! ...Read more

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I want to lose weight but at present have a crushed disc in my lower back and been told not to go work out how can I lose the weight?

I want to lose weight but at present have a crushed disc in my lower back and been told not to go work out how can I lose the weight?

There is an option: Ask your doctor if they have any objection to water aerobics. This may represent a good compromise and cause very minimal pressure on your bulging disc. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight however I am limited in physical exercise, how could I increase my metabolism and what kind of diet should I go for?

I want to lose weight however I am limited in physical exercise, how could I increase my metabolism and what kind of diet should I go for?

Calorie reduction: Despite numerous health and weight loss benefits to exercise, the bulk of the weight loss plan still has to fall on caloric reduction. One has to run many miles to burn off 3500 calories (1pound)! learning how to reduce calories involves education and discipline. Avoid missing meals because you are likely to binge later on high calorie and carb rich meals. Low calorie frequent meals work best. ...Read more

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I am unable to lose weight and the hot flashes are worse in the summer. I would like to go off tamoxen for the summer! What do you think?

I am unable to lose weight and the hot flashes are worse in the summer. I would like to go off tamoxen for the summer! What do you think?

Continue: I would continue the tamoxifen if your oncologists recommends this. I would not suggest stopping and restarting. Consider using something non-hormonal for the -bothersome hot flashes-gabapentin or Celexa (citalopram) would be reasonable. Increasing exercise will be helpful for both issues. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Why can't I lose any weight even though I go to the gym 6 days a week, eat the right portion size and balance my diet? What can I do to lose weight?!

Weight loss: U may be losing weight as fat but maintaining or gaining it as muscle if you're working out regularly. How much do you weigh now? How muscular are you? Talk with your pcp if u feel you're overweight. Without your height I can't calculate your body mass index. Doc can do that as well as measure waist-to-hip ratio. Can also check for diabetes, etc. ...Read more