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How can I lose weight without exercising when I have cervical injury (broken beauty bone)?

How can I lose weight without exercising when I have cervical injury (broken beauty bone)?

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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


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I have broplems in my bones, and I cann't lose weight b coues I take midecn, can you help me?

I have broplems in my bones, and I cann't lose weight b coues I take midecn, can you help me?

Midencn? NotTheIssue: You are believing untruths. What problems with what bones; there are a huge number of different bone problems? Loosing wt always a function of what & how much is eaten combined with body use for function & rebuilding. Everyone looses wt if intake reduced enough, even if they are sedentary. Carbohydrates are most prone to drive ↑ed body fat. Fats (of natural origin) are least likely to be stored. ...Read more

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I was told your bones could shrink when you lose weight so underneath all this "flubber" I might be a size 6. Is that true?

I was told your bones could shrink when you lose weight so underneath all this "flubber" I might be a size 6. Is that true?

See your PCP: Weight loss does not make your bones move. See your
PCP for discussing your weight concern. It is an excellent place to start. ...Read more

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I was trying to lose weight in the gym but I have serious bones and muscles problems, so I cant do most things. What can I do now?

I was trying to lose weight in the gym but I have serious bones and muscles problems, so I cant do most things. What can I do now?

Stubborn belly: Consult a personal trainer or exercise physiologist to learn the proper way to effectively exercise and strength your core. Adopt a 'clean' diet, free of pre-packaged and fast foods. Drink plenty of water! ...Read more

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I m 21 male wt 95 kg height 5'11"; fractured in calcaneus (heel bone) how to lose weight in this condition I should rest or use crutcher for walking?

I m 21 male wt 95 kg height 5'11"; fractured in calcaneus (heel bone) how to lose weight in this condition I should rest or use crutcher for walking?

Fractured Heel: I would suggest to use crutches. Keeping weight off the heel will increase your chances of a better recovery. It's summer time think about getting into a swimming routine - it will help you burn off the calories and tone your muscles. Wish you well on your recovery. ...Read more

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Have multiple bone growths on right hip making constant pain, need to loose weight to reduce pain but hurt to much, were do I start?

Have multiple bone growths on right hip making constant pain, need to loose weight to reduce pain but hurt to much, were do I start?

See an Orthopedist: If not previously evaluated by an ortho, you need to be. If these are bone tumors, that is especially serious. You need to be examined, possible investigations include x-rays, MRI and blood work. ...Read more

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27yrs old female. Height 5'5, Weigh 160 & healthy. I want to get down to 130lb. Is 130lb too small? How many calories do I consume a day to lose weight

27yrs old female. Height 5'5, Weigh 160 & healthy. I want to get down to 130lb. Is 130lb too small? How many calories do I consume a day to lose weight

To Lose Weight: See Physician for Balanced diet with 1500 Cal/day including
Fruits, vegetables and whole grains
Fish twice a week
Low-fat dairy
Oat Meal
Walnuts
Flax seeds
Soy Beans
Avocado
Grapefruit
Pea nut Butter
Ginger
Chili Pepper Flakes
Honey
Olive Oil
Drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day will also help
Daily Exercise-walking, running, hiking, swimming; gradually increase duration and pace ...Read more

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Do feet get smaller when you lose weight?

Do feet get smaller when you lose weight?

Possibly: Depending on how much weight you lose. If you are obese with obese feet and loose enough weight you will loose weight in your feet. ...Read more

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How can I get my friend to lose weight?

How can I get my friend to lose weight?

Difficult: It is difficult to convince someone to do something if they are not interested (also like quitting smoking or drinking). Lead by example and maintain your own healthy habits and hope they follow suit. ...Read more

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How do I get my husband to lose weight?

Some ideas: He wants to lose weight. Remember this and don't criticize. You're probably already a good cook; expand your repertoire to yummy things that aren't greasy, salty, or sugary. Start preferring these yourself -- pretty soon the stuff most of us overeat will disgust you. He's likely to imitate you. Explore aerobic fitness options for yourself & work hard at it; again he'll imitate you. Enjoy. ...Read more

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Is it harder to lose weight as you get older?

Is it harder to lose weight as you get older?

Yes, it gets harder: As we get older, our muscle mass decreases and thus burns off less energy/food. If we burn less and yet eating/consuming the same amount of food, we gain wt. Also, because physically we are able to do less, we use less energy from foods. So stay physically active as much as you can, eat less junk food, see doc regularly, sleep well, and live well. We all subject to progression of time. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could I get some advice on how to lose weight?

Losing weight: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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How could a teenage boy lose weight/get in shape?

How could a teenage boy lose weight/get in shape?

Teenager: Your teenager should institute an exercise program preferably with the help of a professional trainer and learn how to eat properly with the help of a nutritionist ...Read more

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I'm trying to lose weight. Could I get some help?

I'm trying to lose weight. Could I get some help?

Weight loss tips: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get motivated to lose weight?

Can you tell me how I could get motivated to lose weight?

Engage a friend: Partner up with a friend who's motivated and will hold you accountable. Engage your family and friends to help. For the best long term benefits, take it slow, probably 1 pound/week, if you're more than 50 pounds, or so, over weight. Remember muscle weighs more than bone, so don't get discouraged if you exercising and don't see results. There are great apps for this and a personal trainer helps ...Read more

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Is there a way yo lose weight fast? Small exercises etc.?

Is there a way yo lose weight fast? Small exercises etc.?

Not safely: Most people did not gain weight fast, therefore, unfortunately, you should not expect lose it fast either. Shoot for 1-2.5 lbs per week (4-10lbs per month) and lose weight safely and effectively by exercising more and eating healthier (while eating less and counting your calories) for best results. ...Read more

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Why can't I get motivated to lose weight? Should I get help?

Why can't I get motivated to lose weight? Should I get help?

A few reasons: You aren't alone. It could be you've tried numerous times to lose weight and have been unable to do so. Or maybe you have lost weight only to gain it back. Or maybe it feels like it's going to be a battle. Check out this site for some tips:
http://social. Popsugar. Com/50-ways-stay-motivated-weight-loss-13289463. ...Read more

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What do you think I should do to get myself motivated to lose weight?

Visualize how you: Will feel & look when your’e at your healthiest. Also, think about what the issue was that motivated you to to lose weight in the first place. Insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water/day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per/day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get. ...Read more

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How to lose weight and get tone fast?

Balance!: Decreasing calories and getting some good exercise. Avoid alcohol and try to adopt healthy habits that you can maintain for the long run. Good luck! Dr. Michael rosenfield. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight and get abs in 2 weeks?

How can I lose weight and get abs in 2 weeks?

Take your time: You should try and lose about one pound per week. That is about 500 cal a day. You should eat a little less and exercise more. General exercise will help as much as abdominal work. Two week might show you the beginning of change. .. Keep up the good work! ...Read more

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Will I lose weight by eating 3 small meals a day?

Will I lose weight by eating 3 small meals a day?

Depends: It depends on what is in those meals. Meals full of sugar and saturated fat. Even if small. May not contribute to weight loss. Small meals composed of wild fish like salmon, fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, seeds, and whole grains should be expected to work. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight so I don't get diabetes at 14?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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Supposing that I lose weight, will my face get thinner?

Supposing that I lose weight, will my face get thinner?

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be facial fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. However, with that said loss of subcutaneous fat from the facial area is usually noticeable early on. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Do both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more

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How I lose weight and get six pack abs?

How I lose weight and get six pack abs?

Diet and exercise: I can't say much more than that.
"crunches" or sit-ups are how the "cut" guys do it. ...Read more

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Will my boobs get smaller if I lose weight?

Possibly: Losing weight will often decrease your waist size, pants size, shirt size, dress size, and yes even your bra size. Lose weight smartly, exercise, diet smartly, and tone yourself, and your breasts will match your new body style more appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more