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I wanted to know when you lose weight, can you lose weight on your breasts naturally too?

I wanted to know when you lose weight, can you lose weight on your breasts naturally too?

Yes, possibly.: Yes, this is fairly common as breast tissue has some degree of adipose (fat) in the surrounding tissues as well. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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When on your period do you lose calories and can you eat whatever you want without gaining a lot of calories?

When on your period do you lose calories and can you eat whatever you want without gaining a lot of calories?

Menses blood, only: Menstrual periods lose only blood and endometrial debris and not calories. If you overeat at that time you will surely gain weight without exercise. ...Read more

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What should I do to shed weight on your thighs without exercise?

What should I do to shed weight on your thighs without exercise?

Cardio Mix: You cannot target specific areas for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio & a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, elliptical, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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How to know when do you typically start gaining weight on birth control?

How to know when do you typically start gaining weight on birth control?

No: No birth control pill has ever been definitively linked to weight gain, although some women do seem to gain weight suddenly while on the pill. ...Read more

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Does it make sense that when calorie cycling you might lose weight on high days and not lose weight on low days?

Does it make sense that when calorie cycling you might lose weight on high days and not lose weight on low days?

Calorie cycling: When calorie cycling does it make sense to lose wt on high and gain in low? ANS: I am not certain what calorie cycling means up there? Bicycling to. Burn calories? If yes on high days you should lose weight. If eating diff Cal on diff days then will depend on many things such as sodium content of diet. Better to do the DASH if goal to lose weight. See my tips on how to DASH. ...Read more

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What should I do to shed weight just based on exercise?

What should I do to shed weight just based on exercise?

Daily activities: Make your daily activities more difficult - take the stairs, park further away, bike/ walk to work/ store, sit on a swiss ball/ at your desk and stand up every time you answer the phone, or lunge/ hop/ jump from place to place in your house. Things like these may seem small and silly, but the increased calorie burn can add up over time. Don't forget a healthy diet! ...Read more

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How does your body know you will start your period when you are on bc?

How does your body know you will start your period when you are on bc?

It does not know: Your body does not know when you will start a period on birth control. The birth control is in charge not your body. When you withdrawal from hormones this triggers the bleeding. ...Read more

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When in the pregnancy do you start gaining weight?

When in the pregnancy do you start gaining weight?

Varies : Women will gain weight at different rates and pregnancy. It depends on your diet, exercise, and nutritional intake. Don't focus on the pounds. Focus on eating a healthy diet. You only need about 300 cal more per day in the third trimester. ...Read more

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What to do if I gained weight on 1200 calories?

What to do if I gained weight on 1200 calories?

Diet or starving?: depending on your height and weight, Low-calorie diets are useless since, as we reduce the amount of calories we consume, our bodies’ survival instinct automatically makes the best use possible of the energy we put at its disposal. Our bodies learn to optimize the amount of calories we feed them. ...Read more

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How might you lose weight when you hit menopause?

Caloric restriction: And exercise assuming you have no abnormal medcial conditions like undiagnosed hypothyroidism, as we all get older our metabolism slows. ...Read more

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I never realized how much fat can build up between your organs.. When you lose weight do you lose that fat first or does it depend on the exercise?

I never realized how much fat can build up between your organs.. When you lose weight do you lose that fat first or does it depend on the exercise?

No spot reduction: there's no way to reduce fat in certain areas by certain exercises. Liposuction can remove that from specific locations but is only used in subcutaneous areas.As you lose weight, the body burns your fatty storage and usually it is equally distributed when you lose or gain weight. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much weight do you gain while on your period?

Can you tell me how much weight do you gain while on your period?

Most none: While a few women gain a little weight before pregnancy, most women don't have big fluctuations with their cycle. ...Read more

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Why does it seem like you lose weight the week before your period starts?

Hmm?: Many women feel bloated during the premenstrual time. If you have decreased appetite or you have increased lose stools - that could be a reason. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more