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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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Could drinking laxatives help you lose weight?

Could drinking laxatives help you lose weight?

Temporarily: Because you will loose lots of water weight. Long use is not recommended and could be dangerous. ...Read more

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Can laxatives help you lose weight?

Can laxatives help you lose weight?

I agree: I agree with dr. Wodi in the same way, the weight loss that is initially seen with water pills is also only an illusion. ...Read more

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What type of laxatives help you lose weight fast?

You don't want to go: There. This can be an ingredient that makes up part of the recipe for an eating disorder. ...Read more

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Can laxatives help you lose weight and can too much ruin your system??

Can laxatives help you lose weight and can too much ruin your system??

Laxative: Laxatives are not the way to go if your goal is weight loss. Yes, excessive laxative use can markedly damage your health. ...Read more

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Does taking laxatives help you lose weight? Im bulimic and im tired of puking, will this help?

Does taking laxatives help you lose weight? Im bulimic and im tired of puking, will this help?

Talk to a doctor: It sounds like you would benefit for treatment for a psychiatric illness. The abuse of laxatives and inducing vomiting frequently may cause an electrolytic disturbance and this could lead to a fatal cardiac event. I hope you are able to be seen promptly by someone who can help you. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Could laxatives make me lose weight?

Could laxatives make me lose weight?

Laxatives are NOT a: Weight loss answer. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. 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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Could laxatives really make you lose weight?

Could laxatives really make you lose weight?

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 more

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Laxatives to lose weight, is this a good idea?

TERRIBLE, : Really awful, unsafe, ineffective way to lose weight. This is very unhealthy as an approach to weight loss. ...Read more

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