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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Losing Weight is also known as Lose weight. 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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My height is 4'10 and I weigh 275 maybe even more. Do I qualify for weight loss surgery. My weight has gotten so bad where my lower back hurts everytime I walk. I can't walk down the block for five minutes without pain?

My height is 4'10 and I weigh 275 maybe even more. Do I qualify for weight loss surgery. My weight has gotten so bad where my lower back hurts everytime I walk. I can't walk down the block for five minutes without pain?

YES: Your bmi is 58. Most insurance company provides coverage for bmi> 40. As your bmi gets closer to 60, your surgical risk is higher. You should get evaluated at a higher vol bariatric program for best treatment options. ...Read more

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My mom age 49 years have myoma from past five years and anaemic due to heavy bleeding , and now having weight loss, can you please tell why?

Fibroids: Uterine myomas (leiomyomas, fibroids) actually start in your 20's usually and grow with time as long as you are producing sufficient estrogen. If her anemia is severe enough she might experience some weight loss associated with it or it could be due to other problems like thyroid issues, diabetes, etc. She should have a gynecologist evaluate her. ...Read more

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What foods help with weight loss? And what exercises help if you want to lose only 20 to 30 pounds?

What foods help with weight loss? And what exercises help if you want to lose only 20 to 30 pounds?

Weight Loss Program: Plan to lose no more than 2 pounds per week.  have a no carb breakfast such as eggs and lowfat cottage cheese a high-protein glucose control drink, such as boost or glucerna for lunch and a low-fat dinner.  walk 6 miles or run 3 miles per week and do a muscle toning routine as shown here: http://youtu.be/aWLFAAlr_E8 ...Read more

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Foods that help with weight loss?

Foods that help with weight loss?

Less of them: At the end of the day you have to eat less, and balancing calories through the course of the day will help. Journal what you eat. Most people eat 33% more cal than they think they do. ...Read more

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Will yogurt help with weight loss?

Will yogurt help with weight loss?

Yes: When part of a balanced meal plan of fruits, vegetables, protein, healthy fats. Dairy is part of a balanced diet and in moderation should be incorporated into your weight loss plan. Include also whole grains, seeds, nuts, legumes and beans as well. ...Read more

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Is it true that garlic can help with weight loss?

Is it true that  garlic can help with weight loss?

Yes: Anything as beneficial as garlic will help with weight loss in one way or another. Garlic improves metabolism and lowers inflammation which in itself is helpful with weight loss. There is some evidence that it directly influences the number of fat cell formation and size. It also provides nutrients for healthier hormonal balance so it really is good. Only remember high heat destroys it! ...Read more

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Which types of food will help with weight loss?

Less food: To lose weight you need to reduce the amount of food you eat. There is no specific food that will help you lose weight. Eat a diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains nuts; low in saturated fats; no tobacco, no more than one drink a day. Exercise at least 30 minutes a day. Most importantly, reduce you intake of food. ...Read more

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What is a safe OTC drug to help with weight loss while exercising?

What is a safe OTC drug to help with weight loss while exercising?

Alli: It all depends on your definition of "safe". Diet changes are still key, so before considering any weight loss aide, make sure you are working on diet changes. Alli (orlistat) works by preventing absorption of fat which reduces calories. This can cause significant diarrhea, stool incontinence (accidents) when you eat fatty food. This encourages avoidance of fatty foods, but at a dear price. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the healthiest foods to eat to help with weight loss?

Can you please tell me the healthiest foods to eat to help with weight loss?

Anything: You can eat anything, but make sure it's a healthy well-balanced diet with reduced caloric intake, 3 meals/day, no snacks. Avoid fatty and snack/junk food. Increase your physical activity and exercise daily. There are no magic foods, but you have to burn off 3500 calories that you don't ingest just to lose one pound. Check w/a good registered dietitian. Weight watchers provides good support. ...Read more

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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