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Is it bad to take pills for energy / weight loss?

Is it bad to take pills for energy / weight loss?

Not good solution: The best solution to boost energy and achieve weight loss is to change your diet and exercise. Pills for energy and weight loss have side effects and once you stop taking them typically any weight lost comes back on. Try monitoring everything you eat and keeping a food journal as well as increase your activity levels and get plenty of sleep to boost your energy. See choosemyplate. Gov. ...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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Good diet for weight loss and more energy?

Good diet for weight loss and more energy?

The best exercises: And related equipment are the ones we are most likely t use. My personal choice is a treadmill because you can adjust the speed, listen to ipod, etc. Easily while exercising. Peace and good health. Power walking is a good alternative. Less carbs and more protein. See doc first. ...Read more

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Grenade weight loss/energy tablets, are these effective?

Grenade weight loss/energy tablets, are these effective?

Don't pull that pin!: According to reviews I have read it contains 225 mg of caffeine. Potential side effects include: anxiety, nausea, tachycardia, difficulty sleeping & headaches. Ingredients include: green coffee, phenylalaline, cayenne, green tea and bitter orange. Some of these don’t have documented efficacy. You are better off with good nutrition choices and exercise. ...Read more

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Are there any suplements to help with energy and weight loss?

Are there any suplements to help with energy and weight loss?

No!: None of the ones that say they do actually work. All they'll do is waste your money. If any of the hundreds of such supplements actually worked, there would be no need to have more than one on the market and doctors would recommend them as well. The reason that doesn't happen is they're all a bunch of crap. Don't get your medical info from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Which is better for weight loss: high energy training or endurance training?

Which is better for weight loss: high energy training or endurance training?

Differs: Different in the time required to burn the calories and the stress on your system. Many like to mix it up and do both. Whatever works best for you and your lifestyle and obligations is the best. Good Luck. (of course, diet is crucial). ...Read more

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Could you tell me what fruits and vegetables are good for energy and weight loss?

Could you tell me what fruits and vegetables are good for energy and weight loss?

It varies: A healthy well-balanced diet, 3 meals without snacks. Caloric restriction if you need to lose weight. There's no magic here, and no "magic foods" that cause you to lose weight. Find an eating plan you can follow the rest of your life, not a short-term diet. Check w/your registered dietitian. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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What is the best caffeine pill for weight loss and energy?

What is the best caffeine pill for weight loss and energy?

Caffeine weight loss: I don't recommend caffeine supplements for weight loss for my patients. At 45, you may have some degree of unrecognized elevated cholesterol, borderline diabetes, or high blood pressure. Some risks of large amounts of caffeine on the heart and other organs shouldn't be ignored. There is not, and likely will never be, a magic pill for weight loss. It takes a dedicated diet and exercise plan daily. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of weight loss and decreased energy in a 5-yr-old child? And what tests should I expect to be ordered?

What are possible causes of weight loss and decreased energy in a 5-yr-old child? And what tests should I expect to be ordered?

Weight loss: Your child needs a complete Blood test including platlets, sed rate and CRP. The results would then determine our next step to determine a diagnosis ...Read more

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Which energy bars for weight loss are considered effective?

Which energy bars for weight loss are considered effective?

Education and suppor: Take shape for life is probably the best program available. Go to my website www. Drnewton. Tsfl. Com and spend some time looking at things. You can send me a message from the site if you would like to discuss it more. I can be your health coach throughout the program. ...Read more

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Marathoner with weight loss any energy boosting suggestions?

Marathoner with weight loss any energy boosting suggestions?

CARBS!: Runners need to eat plenty of carbohydrates. Weight loss can be other things though so get checked if it doesn't stop! ...Read more

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How can energy balance effect weight loss or weight gain.?

How can energy balance effect weight loss or weight gain.?

BMR: BMR is the rate your body burns calories to maintain self. To loose weight, you have to stay under this number. You calculate your daily caloric intake and once you go beyond your bmr, energy is stored. If you exercise you expend calories. So if you walk an hour a day at brisk pace, you may burn 300 calories. This would help you loose weight by staying under your bmr. I hope this helped! ...Read more

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Hi. Please suggest me any best green juice for weight loss and increase the energy...Please?

Hi. Please suggest me any best green juice for weight loss and increase the energy...Please?

No magic here: It is popular to believe that drinking the juice from fruits/vegetables is healthier than eating the whole fruit/veggie. This probably isn't true as you are missing the fiber if you only drink the juice. However, if you like juice and won't eat the whole fruit/veggie, juice is ok. The weight loss magic? Low calorie, no magic recipe. Cautions: sugar content, micro-organisms in raw produce. ...Read more

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I'm taking watson 349 for bad sprain. It seems to be causing weight loss/hyper energy. If so, how can I minimize effects, don't need more weight loss!

I'm taking watson 349 for bad sprain. It seems to be causing weight loss/hyper energy. If so, how can I minimize effects, don't need more weight loss!

Stop taking: The ingredients of watson 349 are acetaminophen, the active ingredient of tylenol and hydrocodone, which is an addictive narcotic. This pill should not be taken for more than 2 to 3 days maximally. Not clear why it would cause hyperenergy, but it could interfere with appetite. Stop the pills, elevate leg whenever possible, apply warm compresses, whenever possible, and try Ibuprofen for 2 to 3 day. ...Read more

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Why am I tired all the time what can I do to get energy healthy I get a full nights sleep but I am tired all day every day I don't understand why. I tried taking a weight loss/energy pills and they gave me no energy you were suppose to take 2 to 3 pills a

Why am I tired all the time what can I do to get energy healthy I get a full nights sleep but I am tired all day every day I don't understand why. I tried taking a weight loss/energy pills and they gave me no energy you were suppose to take 2 to 3 pills a

I: I suggest you may get a full medical check up first. There could be numerous medical reasons for feeling tired and most of them could be effectively treated. Starting with a family doctor often helps to discover causes of tiredness quickly. If medical examination turns out to be negative, then it makes a good sense to look for emotional causes of this symptom. In that case a referral to see a psychiatrist may be in order. ...Read more

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What is a good weight loss energy drink to increase metobolism?

What is a good weight loss energy drink to increase metobolism?

None: There is no magic bullet for weight loss. You need to restrict caloric intaken and increase physical activity. ...Read more

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What could cause breat growth, weight loss, high energy and increased sex drive?!

What could cause breat growth, weight loss, high energy and increased sex drive?!

Hormone imbalance?: Please see your doc. He/she may test hormones, especially thyroid. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the best prescription weight loss pill that also give you heaps more energy?

What is the best prescription weight loss pill that also give you heaps more energy?

Avoid, avoid, avoid: You are playing with fire by taking such supplements. They offer no long term benefits and may actually prove harmful to your health. There are no genuine shortcuts to healthy weight loss. Avoid such pills. ...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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57+ F, TSH 2.7 with Eltroxin 62.5 mcg, Hb 12 with 'Orofer XT' weekly, faces lack of energy & weight loss (69->67kg) in 2-months of summer. Why?

57+ F, TSH 2.7 with Eltroxin 62.5 mcg, Hb 12 with 'Orofer XT' weekly, faces lack of energy & weight loss (69->67kg) in 2-months of summer. Why?

Need more evaluation: First concern is TSH is over 2.0 and on thyroid. I would get a free T3 (liothyronine) (serum unbound T3 (liothyronine), the gas peddle of every cell in your body) If low or below low, I would take what I do for my hypothyroidism; Armour Thyroid. It is twice a day. anemia with weight loss; not to scare you, yet you need to have further evaluation to rule out any ocult carcinoma. Hope this helps. W. Wyttenbach, M.D.
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Low energy loss of appetite slight weight loss my blood work is normal, any suggestions on what to look for?

Low energy loss of appetite slight weight loss my blood work is normal, any suggestions on what to look for?

Many causes: Of fatigue. Common problems are hypothyroidism and depression. If your normal blood work included CBC and cmp, it is unlikely that you suffer from anemia, liver or kidney disease. I am sure your doctor has looked into unlikely possibilities such as collagen vascular disease or endocrine problems, but those a possible too. ...Read more

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What vitamins should I take daily to help with energy and feeling better and weight loss that are safe to take with topamax (topiramate)?

What vitamins should I take daily to help with energy and feeling better and weight loss that are safe to take with topamax (topiramate)?

None.: Vitamins do not help with energy unless you are deficient and they do not do anything for weight loss. They are all safe to take with Topamax (topiramate) but not necessary. Save your money. ...Read more

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Can depression make you feel like you ate dying? I feel sure I am but dr says no. Could he lying? No energy. Weak. Weight loss. Cant do as I used to

Can depression make you feel like you ate dying? I feel sure I am but dr says no. Could he lying? No energy. Weak. Weight loss. Cant do as I used to

Yes, unlikely, 2nd op.: Yes, depression can make you feel like you're dying. If you were dying i'd expect your dr. To tell you. While depression can cause your symptoms there could be other causes such as hypothyroidism, parasites, food allergies etc. Metaprolol & Alprazolam can both cause depression as side effects. Consider getting a thorough evaluation by another doctor, preferably a holistic doctor-
http://www. Abihm. Org. ...Read more

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Since my levels were high, calcium and vitamin d. Any others that will help with weight loss and energy?

Since my levels were high, calcium and vitamin d. Any others that will help with weight loss and energy?

Weight loss diet: To be at a healthy weight, activate metabolism by eating protein serving (size of your palm)+complex carbs every 2-3 hrs/day. Sprinkle 3 fruits, 4veggies, at least 3 tsp butter/olive oil and 3 servings milk (greek yogurt). Make sure you take in 80-100 oz pure water/day (8-10 glasses of 8oz water) try putting in fridge with slices of cucumbr & citrus). Exercise 30-45min/day, ok to spilt into blocks. ...Read more

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No appetite, no sleep, weight loss fast, have energy, no disiness, some shortness of breath, no other pain. What's going on?

No appetite, no sleep, weight loss fast, have energy, no disiness, some shortness of breath, no other pain. What's going on?

Hard to say: These are concerning individually but especially when all together need better evaluation and sooner rather than later. Many different possibilities can cause such things, but you need a good history and exam as a start. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroid and take 125 mg of medicine. I feel loss of energy during the day with body ache. I exercise daily but don't seem to lose weight?

I have hypothyroid and take 125 mg of medicine. I feel loss of energy during the day with body ache. I exercise daily but don't seem to lose weight?

Reevaluate: Get a blood draw to see if your thyroid level is adequate on your current dose. It might not be the thyroid that is causing your current symptoms. ...Read more

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Does energy drinks cause weight gain? I know that sugar and aspartame in them cuz weight gain, but the caffeine in them causes weight loss?

Does energy drinks cause weight gain? I know that sugar and aspartame in them cuz weight gain, but the caffeine in them causes weight loss?

No: Caffeine does not necessarily cause weight loss. Energy drinks have a lot of calories, should not be consuming unless you do significant physical activity. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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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