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Doctor insights on: Do Prenatal Vitamins Keep You From Losing Weight

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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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I want to lose weight so I started exercising and taking vitamins, supplements and omega 3 pills.do these pills help losing weight?

I want to lose weight so I started exercising and taking vitamins, supplements and omega 3 pills.do these pills help losing weight?

Weight loss: It is the healthy diet and physical activity that will lead to weight loss. However, if you are deficient in any nutrients - supplementation may help. ...Read more

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Can you suggest herbs and vitamins that support healthy weight loss?

Can you suggest herbs and vitamins that support healthy weight loss?

Weight loss drugs: Most physicians and dieticians would recommend healthy eating and exercise over taking any type of drug (which can have side effects, especially herbal supplements that are not regulated by the fda). Weight loss comes from burning off more calories than you eat. Personally, i would not recommend herbs. Vitamins on the other hand are good for you, but won't make you lose weight. ...Read more

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What are good vitamins to take postpartum and trying to lose weight?

What are good vitamins to take postpartum and trying to lose weight?

Sugarfree: Any vitamin if a multi and bought at a reputable store. More important to count calories. Do something that has a great track record-- meaning that works-- join weight watchers. It works. ...Read more

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If you are diabetic, why do you start to lose weight and increase intake of water?

If you are diabetic, why do you start to lose weight and increase intake of water?

These are signs that: Your blood glucose is out of control. When blood glucose levels are high protein and fat are broken down as body is unable to utilize glucose due to lack of insulin. This results in hunger and weight loss. Your kidneys are trying to flush down this extra glucose in urine resulting in increase urine output and increases thirst. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some vegetarian foods that will keep me healthy but aid in weight loss?

What are some vegetarian foods that will keep me healthy but aid in weight loss?

Hi fiber, fluid, pro: Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes all do it (vegan). Add low/no fat dairy, eggs (whole or no yolks) expands the intake (ovo-lacto veg.), add fish (ovo-lacto-pesce veg.) adds more variety. No fried, greasy foods; watch snacks. Fried zucchini sticks, and potato chips are vegan junk food. Avoid juice, eat the fruit or veg (get the fiber). Limit alcohol; oh yeah, move more. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are diet pills, fat burning powders really necessary in losing weight?

Can you tell me are diet pills, fat burning powders really necessary in losing weight?

Diet pill: My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting or a pill, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, ; start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Most physicians wouldn't suggest a diet pill. ...Read more

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If you are thin , but you want to lose more weight , does sticking to 1200 calorie diet and exercising help ?

WHY: If you are already thin- and on such a low calorie diet, I have to ask you why you want to lose additional weight. It might not be healthy to do so. I would suggest seeing a physician before continuing. A full evaluation of your nutritional status is warranted based on the information you provided. ...Read more

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I really want to start drinking protein to increase losing weight but i don't want the shakes that replace meals any advise?

I really want to start drinking protein to increase losing weight but i don't want the shakes that replace meals any advise?

Add flavor yourself: Try using vanilla flavor whey protein shake, and add your own flavor (mio mango peach flavoring is excellent). Also you can mix the protein supplement into low fat vanilla frozen yogert or ice cream. ...Read more

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Will that make you gain weight if you don't eat the recommended amount of calorie intake while losing weight?

Will that make you gain weight if you don't eat the recommended amount of calorie intake while losing weight?

Maybe: If you constantly eat too little your body can go into a survival mode thinking that food is not avialble and reduce your metabolism. Generally when on a weightloss program, the set calories are an average per day (you may go over one day & under one) but try to stay close to the suggested amount so your body does not think it is being starved. ...Read more

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Which vitamins are good to help you lose weight?

Which vitamins are good to help you lose weight?

Takes more than that: Best bet is nutritional weight loss diet with aerobic exercise. No vitamins will help you loose weight however while loosing a good once a day vitamin will help keep your diet balanced, better yet get a diet program that is highly nutritious and not just crash (and burn) and you shouldnt need one. ...Read more

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What kind of healthy foods should I eat to avoid taking prenatal vitamins while trying to conceive?

What kind of healthy foods should I eat to avoid taking prenatal vitamins while trying to conceive?

Folic acid: The most important part of prenatal vitamins is folic acid which you can get from green leafy vegetables. Still, it is hard to get enough just from diet, so you should be on vitamins, at least folic acid. ...Read more

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Does drinking ensure help you lose weight or gain weight? I have lost my appetite recently and several people have recommended trying to drink ensure. What are the pros and cons of ensure? Will it cause weight gain? I certainly don't want to start gaining

Does drinking ensure help you lose weight or gain weight? I have lost my appetite recently and several people have recommended trying to drink ensure. What are the pros and cons of ensure? Will it cause weight gain? I certainly don't want to start gaining

Hello : Hello ensure makes a number of different products. Many of these are used after a person has had surgery, is in a debiliated state or is losing weight. They are often used as a supplement to prevent a person from losing weight and to ensure that they are getting balanced nutrition. ...Read more

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I am planning to eat healthy and loose weight what vegetables can I eat foods that are low in calories and keep me healthy?

I am planning to eat healthy and loose weight what vegetables can I eat foods that are low in calories and keep me healthy?

Eat real food: If your food existed 75 years ago then it is probably healthy. Don't eat foods with more than 5 ingredients despite health claims on the box. Almost any vegetable is healthy and low in calories. Fruits may have high calories but the benefits outweigh the downsides. Don't over indulge. Eat a goodsize breakfast, medium lunch and a small dinner and the pounds will come off. Stop eating out! ...Read more

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Still eating healthy intake and excercising trying to lose weight to get rid of apnea if its even the cause. Should i avoid pushups for weight loss?

Still eating healthy intake and excercising trying to lose weight to get rid of apnea if its even the cause. Should i avoid pushups  for weight loss?

Keep going: You are on the right path. Keep working on weight loss. I'd encourage any and all exercise, including push ups. Strength training results in increased muscle mass, which does help in burning fat. Weight loss does help improve obstructive sleep apnea and many other things like hypertension and diabetes. Way to go and keep it up! ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods are good to eat when trying to lose weight (baby weight) and exercising?

Fat burning foods: High water content fruits and veggies, with walking and resistance training. ...Read more

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What are good healthy diet foods i can buy to lose weight and exercise?

What are good healthy diet foods i can buy to lose weight and exercise?

Nutrition: 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. Be physically active with both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more