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Doctor insights on: Do You Get Skinnier As You Get Taller

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What pills should you take to get skinnier?

What pills should you take to get skinnier?

I wouldn't take : pills.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

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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What's the best foods for a family if one person is trying to lose weight, while another is too skinny and wants to get fat?

What's the best foods for a family if one person is trying to lose weight, while another is too skinny and wants to get fat?

Count calories: There is no substitution for a healthy diet, regardless if the goal is weight gain or loss.Weight gain is achieved if the individual takes in more calories than he/she burns; weight loss happens when calories burned exceed calorie intake. Calculate calorie needs for each family member from the nih website then eat the same food. Dieter needs to exercise; supplement calories for the too skinny one. ...Read more

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Why do I get skinnier and lighter even though i ate the same amount of food everyday? Is exercise the reason as i rarely does it?

Why do I get skinnier and lighter even though i ate the same amount of food everyday? Is exercise the reason as i rarely does it?

See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more

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How can I get skinnier thighs and a flat stomach?

How can I get skinnier thighs and a flat stomach?

There's no such : Thing as natural spot fat loss. Lose weight in general ; a certain % will be abdominal ; thigh fat. How much? Don't know. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in reg aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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I'm trying to exercise and get bigger legs since I'm really skinny. do I lose weight when I exercise a lot?

I'm trying to exercise and get bigger legs since I'm really skinny. do I lose weight when I exercise a lot?

Depends . . .: Some people report that more aerobic exercise leads to weight (fat) loss while strengthening/resistance exercise helps bulk up by adding muscle. Ideally, we recommend both aerobic & conditioning exercises accompanied by healthy nutrition. Squats are considered best exercise to strengthen legs but be careful to use proper form to avoid injuring back. Consider consulting w/physical therapist 1st ...Read more

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Is it possible for your skull to change shape, get dents, or half of face and skull to get skinnier bone wise?

Is it possible for your skull to change shape, get dents, or half of face and skull to get skinnier bone wise?

Unexpected: At your age, it would be very unusual to experience spontaneous changes in skull shape in absence of a pituitary or hormonal disorder. If you are convinced this needs attention, have your doctor get some images, and go from there. ...Read more

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Trying to get a flat stomach; i don't want to lose weight because i think it'd look way too skinny. Should I do toning excersises?

Trying to get a flat stomach; i don't want to lose weight because i think it'd look way too skinny. Should I do toning excersises?

Abs: To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e., running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.). ...Read more

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Doctor reccomended i start a low carb diet. I'm skinny and I do not want to get skinnier, i want to gain weight. What should I do?

Doctor reccomended i start a low carb diet. I'm skinny and I do not want to get skinnier, i want to gain weight. What should I do?

See a dietician: Carbs are part of healthy diet but one has to eat "healthy" carbs. Sit down with a dietician and you will be able to get a better idea of a balanced diet. ...Read more

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How do I get skinnier arms while not decreasing my breast size?

How do I get skinnier arms while not decreasing my breast size?

There isn't any...: Good way to do this with diet and exercise. I suppose liposuction of the arms would work! or lose your weight, then have breast augmentation. But really, no great answer for your question. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight and turn skinny quickly?

Quickly?: There is no safe way to "turn skinny quickly".... To change your body take a lot of work. You must change to a healthy balanced diet. You need to cut calories (in a safe way) and you must exercise. With out all of these steps you can not maintain a healthy weight. Consult with your dr to arrange a visit with a nutritionist as well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to lose weight to be skinny?

Can you tell me how to lose weight to be skinny?

How about losing : weight to be healthy?? 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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Can you tell me how to lose weight and become skinny?

Can you tell me how to lose weight and become skinny?

Exercise: Try to decrease your intake of carbohydrates (sweets, potatoes, pasta, bread, fruit) and increase your aerobic activity. ...Read more

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I want to feel and look skinnier. Can I lose weight with just a diet and no exercise?

I want to feel and look skinnier. Can I lose weight with just a diet and no exercise?

Harder to do: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and leafy lettuce (little or no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely AVOID sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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Hello give me some advise about skinny model diet and give me different lose weight diet:)?

Hello give me some advise about skinny model diet and give me different lose weight diet:)?

Eat fewer calories: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and leafy green lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar ; simple starch calories. ...Read more

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What to do if i want to lose weight. Like bad. My friends are all super skinny and gorgeous?

What to do if i want to lose weight. Like bad. My friends are all super skinny and gorgeous?

Super skinny is not: Always super healthy. If you dsire to lose weight - insure that your goals are healthy. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per 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 in a good mix of aerobic ; weight lifting >. ...Read more

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What do I have to eat to lose weight but am already skinny?

What do I have to eat to lose weight but am already skinny?

See Psychiatrist: Please see a board certfied psychiatrist to discuss your body image issue! ...Read more

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Please give me answer, i'm 16 and i'm not exact skinny i want to lose weight does swimming lose weight for me and how?

yes: Swimming burns calories and regular exercise is said to increase your metabolism. To lose weight though, you must eat an appropriate number of calories... Weight watchers is an excellent resource. ...Read more

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Pople are always asking how to lose weight but i'm pretty skinny at 20 years old, 115lbs and I can't seem to keep on the weight. Any suggestions?

Pople are always asking how to lose weight but i'm pretty skinny at 20 years old, 115lbs and I can't seem to keep on the weight. Any suggestions?

Good calories: Try egg whites for pure protein, and supplements like carnation instant breakfast in between meals, continue to carefully build muscle, check with your doctor if you lose more weight or unable to gain. ...Read more

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My mom is 5'11 and 567 pounds. She thinks she is skinny but i think she should lose weight. Who is right?

My mom is 5'11 and 567 pounds. She thinks she is skinny but i think she should lose weight. Who is right?

This would equate: to morbid obesity. But it is your mother who is the one who must decide if she will or will not lose weight. ...Read more

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Had quite normal weight but wanted to lose weight and was making 20 hours interval between meals.i got very skinny.could it cause my hypothyroid?

Had quite normal weight but wanted to lose weight and was making 20 hours interval between meals.i got very skinny.could it cause my hypothyroid?

Hypothyroid: Could be but that is not your main problem.
Making 20 hours interval between meals is not very smart. You need to take a proper diet.

What is your height and weight? Please go online and look up "Body Mass Index" (BMI). That will tell you what you need to know about your weight. ...Read more

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Can I take phentermine to lose weight and/or stay skinny?

Can I take phentermine to lose weight and/or stay skinny?

Better idea: You'll get the body you want when you adjust your lifestyle. There's no magic pill that will help long-run. One key is making friends with fitness types who will include you in their activities and with whom you can eat -- this will help you reprogram how you think about food and exercise. Until then, avoid fatty, greasy, and salty stuff and the food that folks tend to overeat. ...Read more

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I am pretty skinny but have really big thighs, how can I lose weight on them with out building muscle?

Spot fat loss does : not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may be thigh fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tone Thighs w plie, squat, wall squat, ball squat, Plyometric Squat,stair steps, lunges, lunges w dumbbells, ball squeeze & single leg Circle. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. > ...Read more

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I am skinny but I have a fat tummy.... Otherwise I am healthy and i want to lose weight but not gain abs.... Help! ?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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I would like to lose weight on my legs nd tone them up. I want them to be quite skinny and toned on the inside. Any help?

I would like to lose weight on my legs nd tone them up. I want them to be quite skinny and toned on the inside. Any help?

See details: Low impact aerobics, strength training and dieting are the only ways. Without all 3 components, it will not happen for a 45 year old. ...Read more

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I have skinny legs but a moon face- how can I lose weight on face?

I have skinny legs but a moon face- how can I lose weight on face?

Not possible.: You cannot spot reduce fat. You can firm up locally, but not lose fat, without losing fat everywhere. You need to maintain a higher protein intake, but avoid useless calories, maily sweets and starches. However, you need to avoid high calorie fats! ...Read more

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I have pcos and weight 210lbs will the "skinny pill" garcinia cambogia help me lose weight?

I have pcos and weight 210lbs will the "skinny pill"  garcinia cambogia help me lose weight?

Herbal supplements: Although some herbal supplements may work, the industry is not regulated the same way FDA approved medications are. One recent DNA study of herbal preparations showed that many don't contain what's on the label. I would suggest starting with a referral for a nutritionist and intensifying diet management and exercise. Then if more help is needed, talk with your doctor about pharmaceuticals ...Read more