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Do Braces Make You Lose Weight
No: Reducing caloric input coupled w increasing caloric utilization results in weight loss. When getting used to new braces teeth may be sore, resulting in less calories consumed and very temporary weight loss. Alas this is only temporary. Want to loose weight safely, see a nutritionist. Remake your body as you remake your smile! Read more
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
I got my braces 2 days ago and it's hard to eat right now. When can I eat solid/hard foods again? Because if I don't I will lose more weight..
Unprocessed foods: One of the keys to losing weight and keeping it off is to do it in a thoughtful and meaningful way. This includes having the right perspective on food, exercise, sleep, and stress. For food, eat mostly a plant based diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, seeds, and whole graims and for protein eat wild fish like salmon every other day. Avoid processed foods. Exercise up to 45 minutes. Read more
Amphetamines reduce: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is an amphetamine stimulant which reduces appetite when first used. This effect wears off. Thus, not a great 'diet pill' effect for thr long term. Interesting that Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a mixture of amphetamine salts very similar to an earlier preperation which was used as a diet pill. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)'s grandfather, benzadrine, was the first drup used to treat the condition we now know as add/adhd. Read more
No - they don't.: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed if you desire to lose weight. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site can help you determine calories burned for over 100 activities: http://www. Prohealth. Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. Read more
Laxatives: The answer is a clear and reliable no. Laxatives cannot in any way help you lose weight. Many people find that at first as their bowels clear out more rapidly that there seems to be a short term loss of weight and then they begin to obsess about this rapid transit of their stools thinking this leads to less absorption of calories. But, in reality this is myth and not true. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Address the stress!: To address stress: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. Read more
NO...Dangerous: Taking that many laxatives is very dangerous. They can make you dehydrated, mess up your electrolytes which can cause heart problems, & make you dependent on using them to get a bowel movement. Laxatives work on your colon, not your small intestine where your food (calories) are absorbed. The only weight you would lose is from water (you want to keep that!) & stool. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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