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For fat loss -weight loss- easy and home made remedies -for a vegetarian -any medicine to fast weight loss?

For fat loss -weight loss- easy and home made remedies -for a vegetarian -any medicine to fast weight loss?

No fast weight loss: Medication can be used for weight loss, but meds are not intended for fast weight loss. Recent studies show that most people who lose weight with meds will regain weight, as if they had never taken the meds, once the medication is stopped. You will need to make long term changes in your diet & exercise routine to lose weight AND keep it off. Eat veggies, protein, healthy fats. Avoid sugar! ...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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Is there a weight loss supplement for heart patients ?

Is there a weight loss supplement for heart patients ?

Co enzyme Q10: Many people take coenzyme q 10. There is insufficient data for me to recommend it. Niacin is used to lower cholesterol and raise HDL ("good") cholesterol but, again, the data is mixed. The recent "aim-high" study showed no benefit in pts adding it to a statin. Eating fish is beneficial. Taking fish oils may be helpful but remains unclear. Some people take garlic but there's no proof of benefit. ...Read more

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Can the tuna and water diet work for fast, dramatic weight loss?

Can the tuna and water diet work for fast, dramatic weight loss?

Unhealthy: This incredibly low carb diet is likely to lead to rapid loss of glycogen, muscle breakdown and high potential to regain weight once off the diet. Some types of tuna can have high mercury content. This is not a healthy approach to weight loss (and certainly not a permanent solution). ...Read more

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Weight lifting versus cardio, which is better for losing weight quickly?

Weight lifting versus cardio, which is better for losing weight quickly?

Weight loss: Cardio. However rapid weight loss is usually not desirable. Better to have a healthy life style and loss excess weight more slowly and then keep it off. ...Read more

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Is intermittent fasting effective for weight loss and overall health?

Is intermittent fasting effective for weight loss and overall health?

Yes (most likely): Like many dietary fads, more research is needed but the available research suggests it is effective and also good for overall health. Like every approach, it is not equally good for everyone. For good overviews see http://fitness.Mercola.Com/sites/fitness/archive/2013/01/18/intermittent-fasting-approach.Aspx and http://www.Marksdailyapple.Com/fasting-weight-loss/#axzz2sg8jhdqn. ...Read more

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Which weight loss program is good for diabetics?

Which weight loss program is good for diabetics?

Healthy diets: Any diets that promote healthy eating, gradual weight loss (regimen that you can maintain for life instead of just the short period of time while you are on the diet), and include some form of exercise are "good for diebetics.". ...Read more

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Medical issues that can prevent weight loss despite exercise and diet?

Medical issues that can prevent weight loss despite exercise and diet?

Medications???: Certain medications such as steroids, antidepressants, antipsychotics, antiseizure medications, diabetes medications, high blood pressure medications, heartburn medications can interfere with weight loss or cause weight gain. I note you are on metformin and Phentermine which can both contribute and your Cytomel (liothyronine) indicates you have hypothyrodism, which may be under-treated. ...Read more

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Best diet or lifestyle changes for quick weight loss without exercise due to recent surgery?

Best diet or lifestyle changes for quick weight loss without exercise due to recent surgery?

Go Mobile!: You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Go easy on the exercise and build slowly. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884?m ...Read more

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Any 30-day diet food programs for rapid weight loss?

Any 30-day diet food programs for rapid weight loss?

No safe ones: Crash diets can produce rapid weight loss but often are lacking in essential nutrients. Also because they are so restrictive, they lower your metabolic rate, so when you stop the diet (and you will because they are not sustainable) you regain the weight. Slow steady weight loss using a diet you can live on is better. ...Read more

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Any tips for weight loss with prinzmetal angina?

Any tips for weight loss with prinzmetal angina?

Weight loss: figure out your ideal BMI analyst your daily caloric intake vs expenditure and drop your intake 200-500 calories per 24 hr and you will lose weight. Prinzmetal angina is a very specific entity-if present get a medical professional who diagnosed it treat it;avoid vasoconstrictors (certain meds;cocaine)Also 30 min of sustained aerobic exercise daily will help eg walking stationary bike swimming ...Read more

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Which is better for weight loss? Cardio or weight training?

Which is better for weight loss? Cardio or weight training?

Trick question.: They're both important. Cardiovascular exercise burns calories and weight training builds metabolically active muscle. ...Read more

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Does weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Does weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Stress: If you try to change metabolism quickly, your body gets stressed out, and your hormones follow. Aim for one or two pounds per week, slow and steady wins the race, you can download a food diary on my webpage www.Familyhealth.Pro. ...Read more

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Doctor recommended protein shake for a weight loss diet?

Doctor recommended protein shake for a weight loss diet?

One you don't eat: They won't help you lose weight, gain muscle or anything positive, although your wallet will lose weight. Save your money, and your health. Learn to eat and exercise properly for the rest of your life. Don't get medical info from friends, tv or the internet. Adding in proten shakes just adds in extra calories, which you don't need and is hard on your kidneys. ...Read more

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Which weight loss diet is best for inactive people?

Feel Good Lifestyle: Do not diet="die"+"t" create a new lifestyle you will enjoy: eating frequent, healthy, tasty small meals.Walk as much as u can, drink 80-100ozwater/day (squeeze citrus for flavor). Every3hr/day, eat palm-sized portion of lowfat protein+complexcarb (1/2cbrnrice, 1pcbrnbred, 4crackrs). 3tbs butter/vegoil/day. 4fruit+5veggies/day. Join online support(like the biggest loser)to keep you feeling motivated! ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good steady weight loss diet?

Can you recommend a good steady weight loss diet?

The "best" diet: Is not a diet, it's learning how to eat properly and exercise daily for the rest of your life. If you burn off 3500 calories that you don't eat, you'll lose a pound. The name on the diet doesn't matter. Eat healthy and exercise. Weight watchers and similar programs can provide good support. Stay away from fads and supplements. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Is there a good diet for rapid weight loss?

Is there a good diet for rapid weight loss?

None, really: Not even the most recently released med for weight loss is a "magic bullet". The real secret to weight loss is healthful meals (lean protein, goods fats, low glycemic index carbs, colorful fruits & veggies, whole grains), portion control (use salad/dessert plate instead of dinner plate; no refills), & exercise to burn off calories. Support groups like weight watchers can help motivation. ...Read more

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What are substitutes for quick weight loss center supplements?

What are substitutes for quick weight loss center supplements?

Neither: Neither otc substitutes or quick weight loss center supplements work long term. No one knows what's in them or what they might do to your body. The only thing that gets smaller is your wallet. Invest in healthy diet and exercise to find a way to lose weight and keep it off the rest of your life. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Struggle w/ wt loss and have hypothyroidism. Is it best to follow a certain ada diet to assist with weight loss?

Struggle w/ wt loss and have hypothyroidism. Is it best to follow a certain ada diet to assist with weight loss?

Weight Watchers: If weight is a struggle for you, you may find that the support of a program like weight watchers, overeaters anonymous, or take off pounds sensibly helps you more than trying to stick to a diet on your own. The best diet is one that you'll stick to! you'll definitely want to make sure your thyroid labs are normal so this is not working against you. ...Read more

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Is the medfast weight loss program a healthy approach to dieting?

Is the medfast weight loss program a healthy approach to dieting?

Another program: Weight loss program works provided it fits your personality and medical issues. All weight loss program works to a certain extent but the ongoing lifestyle management and stress management is upto you. ...Read more

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Is there a weight loss supplement for heart patients ?

Co enzyme Q10: Many people take coenzyme q 10. There is insufficient data for me to recommend it. Niacin is used to lower cholesterol and raise HDL ("good") cholesterol but, again, the data is mixed. The recent "aim-high" study showed no benefit in pts adding it to a statin. Eating fish is beneficial. Taking fish oils may be helpful but remains unclear. Some people take garlic but there's no proof of benefit. ...Read more

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Is weight loss a sign of worsening condition in a patient with congestive heart failure?

Is weight loss a sign of worsening condition in a patient with congestive heart failure?

It can be: Weight loss can reflect appropriate dietary changes, salt reduction, and colirc reduction that may be beneficial if part of one's heart failure status is due to obesity and obesity related conditions. However, in severe, advanced heart failure, weight loss can be a sign of cardiac cachexia, suggestive of a worsened prognosis. ...Read more

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What would u say to obese patient who wants 2 exercise 2 improve heart health/lose weight, but doesn't due to a phobia about having heart attack? :(

What would u say to obese patient who wants 2 exercise 2 improve heart health/lose weight, but doesn't due to a phobia about having heart attack? :(

Get unstuck: Sometimes people don't exercise because they accept a specious argument against exercising. If there's a fear of a heart attack, i'd suggest a medical evaluation and clearance to exercise. If the fear persists, counseling can help. In reality, the risk of heart attack is greater from lack of exercise. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could I do to break weight loss plateau on sacred heart diet..Eat more soup?

What could I do to break weight loss plateau on sacred heart diet..Eat more soup?

Calorie creep: We plateau because we are human and get tired of dieting! then we nibble just a little bit more than we think we're eating because we're hungry! try to break the cycle by doing a 1 day partial fast: eat only water based soup and no solid food. It will be hard. You'll lose weight. Don't binge the next day! you'll find that after the 1 austere day, your "regular" diet food will seem like a lot. ...Read more

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Can congestive heart failure be corrected through diet and exercise as well as weight loss?

Can congestive heart failure be corrected through diet and exercise as well as weight loss?

Heart failure: Heart failure means that the heart is not pumping effectively enough to meet the body's needs. There are many reasons this happens, including heart attacks, valve problems, and heart muscle diseases. The treatment depends on the cause. Some kinds of HF are entirely reversible, and others are not but can be improved with the right meds, diet, and treatments. ...Read more

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Can a heart condition cause weight loss?

Can a heart condition cause weight loss?

In certain very: Advanced cases like critical aortic valve stenosis but this generally rare. ...Read more

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I'm having the hardest time losing weight. I have heart failure and I've literally tried everything diet,exercise for 3 years now,what should I do?

I'm having the hardest time losing weight. I have heart failure and I've literally tried everything diet,exercise for 3 years now,what should I do?

Heart failure : sorry not enough information to advise you specifically. Best course is to discuss with your doctor(s)with all your information and ask their recommendations. ...Read more

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Can weight loss pills worsen my heart condition?

Can weight loss pills worsen my heart condition?

Some can: Some stimulants can cause arrhythmias ... Some medications have been shown to cause heart damage, e.g. The valves damaged by fen-phen ... ...Read more

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Is hashimotos disease related to fast heart and weight loss?

Is hashimotos disease related to fast heart and weight loss?

No: Hashimoto's is more commonly associated with slow heart rate and weight gain if untreated. You get fast heart rate and weight loss if you are overtreated for hashimoto's. ...Read more

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Please describe a good weight loss pill or anything else that doesn't increase heart rate?

Please describe a good weight loss pill or anything else that doesn't increase heart rate?

Do it naturally : Don't do with pills, they all carry side effects. Do it naturally...Search for natural and safer alternatives and speak to a nutritionist... ...Read more

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Whats a target heart rate during cardio (eliptical) for weight loss? Im a female 30yrs 148lbs

Whats a target heart rate during cardio (eliptical) for weight loss? Im a female 30yrs 148lbs

Aerobic threshold: The important principle is to keep under your aerobic threshold when you are training. Here is a good website that explains why and gives you a guideline: https://philmaffetone.com/180-formula/ ...Read more

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I need the heart diet? Is when your going to get open heart surgery and need to lose weight fast.

I need the heart diet? Is when your going to get open heart surgery and need to lose weight fast.

Sensible calories: There is no special cardiac diet for rapid weight loss. I would recommend watching calorie intake with a balanced diet. Rapid wight loss can be harmful. ...Read more

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Interested in doctors Thoughts Re: essyltstein or ornish diets on reversing heart disese? Trying 2 lose weight w/minor heart defect, does it work?

Interested in doctors Thoughts Re: essyltstein or ornish diets on reversing heart disese?  Trying 2 lose weight w/minor heart defect, does it work?

Speak with you: The Ornish diet is to help patients who have severely calcified aortic arteries and heart disease avoid bypass surgery by changing their diet to a no fat diet. Atkins diet is meat/ vegetable based and no carbs. For minor heart defect, you're better off speaking to your doctor or cardiologist about which diet may be better. You can always get a second opinion from an integrative medicine doctor too ...Read more

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Does Lipozene weight loss drug cause rapiod heart beat?

Does Lipozene weight loss drug cause rapiod heart beat?

No: Lipozene is a dietary fiber supplement. Taking it is equivalent to eating a bowl of All-Bran. It does not cause rapid heart beat. However, paroxysmal atrial tachycardia is a very common entity. IF you're frequently troubled with it, see your doc for an accurate dx. PS, dieting can cause low potassium which increases the incidence of all cardiac arrhythmias - get your electrolytes checked! ...Read more

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Are there any weight loss pills that are okay to take with a heart problem?

Are there any weight loss pills that are okay to take with a heart problem?

Orlistat: Weight loss drugs tend to be only modestly effective, and most carry risks. Several have been taken off the market because of heart problems. Amphetamine-like drugs should not be used in people with heart problems. Orlistat, which works on food absorption in the intestine, has no heart risk, though it has annoying side effects on the bowels. ...Read more

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Can weight loss affect heart rate? Losing 40kg in 1.5 years, little to no workout, my RHR went from high 70s to med 50s. Energy normal, no symptoms.

Can weight loss affect heart rate? Losing 40kg in 1.5 years, little to no workout, my RHR went from high 70s to med 50s. Energy normal, no symptoms.

Malnutrition?: Generally a low resting heart rate is a good thing and a sign of good cardiovascular fitness, at least in young people. However, in setting of malnutrition (e.g., in anorexia or bulimia), a low heart rate can be an early sign of heart failure. The lack of any symptoms is encouraging, but be careful about excessive or rapid weight loss and make sure you have a healthy and adequate diet. ...Read more

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How high does my heart rate have to be in order for me to be in a "weight loss zone"? Like as long as my heart is pumping really fast am i shading lbs

220 minus age x0.6: The general rule for an aerobic workout, assuming you have no health reasons not to work out vigorously, is to aim for a heart rate of 60 percent of max, which is 220 minus your age (so your max is 220 - 23 or 197, and 60% of this is 118). Note that this general rule is controversial, and not everyone believes in it. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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


Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more