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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

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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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