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Went from 216.2lbs to 212.8 lbs in one day when sick. How do I lose weight so fast?

Went from 216.2lbs to 212.8 lbs in one day when sick. How do I lose weight so fast?

Let me explain: In general, your weight can fluctuate as much as five pounds throughout the course of the day. If you weight yourself at various points during the day, the number of the scale can differ anywhere from a few ounces to a few pounds. When you are sick it may be more especially of you having diarrhea and sweating. ...Read more

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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 used to gain weight but after I was sick for 5 days and didn't eat, I started to lose weight then now I can't get it back. Why? How can I gain weight?

I used to gain weight but after I was sick for 5 days and didn't eat, I started to lose weight then now I can't get it back. Why? How can I gain weight?

Multiple reasons: Did you ever discover what made you sick? How do you know you are over it? Is anyone else in family ill? Diarrhea, fever, chills, cough?

Look at what was going on before you got sick. Did you change your diet, eat something different? ...Read more

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I have pain on my tailbone; it comes & goes (mainly when I'm sitting). I lost a lot of weight from being sick, could losing fat on my butt cause this?

I have pain on my tailbone; it comes & goes (mainly when I'm sitting). I lost a lot of weight from being sick, could losing fat on my butt cause this?

Tailbone pain: Pain in the coccyx (tailbone) can be caused by significant weight loss - the coccyx relies on padding (fat) in the buttock. With significant weight loss - the coccyx no longer is "riding high" off of chair or bed - causing pain. Sitting on a foam "doughnut" pillow can help alleviate this ...Read more

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I'm 5'9" and 163 lbs is this normal weight? I'm finding it so hard to lose weight. I'm on a lot of diet pills but they're just making me sick. Help?

I'm 5'9" and 163 lbs is this normal weight? I'm finding it so hard to lose weight. I'm on a lot of diet pills but they're just making me sick. Help?

Your BMI normal wt: Your BMI, body mass index is 24.1 7 normal weight is BMI 18.5 -24.9. You are not overweight, nor obese, but in the normal category. If you want to be more healthy, increase your exercise and fine tune your dietary choices. Aim for plant based diet, fresh fruits & veggies, lean protein, nonfat dairy or almond milk or soy milk for calcium & protein. Go for Mediterranean diet. Diet pills don't work ...Read more

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I could lose weight/get lean and stop cpap, but I wanna start bodybuilding and ill prolly have 2 continue cpap, but am embarrassed by it. What do I do?

I could lose weight/get lean and stop cpap, but I wanna start bodybuilding and ill prolly have 2 continue cpap, but am embarrassed by it. What do I do?

Lose the weight: If you need CPAP at 18 you need to get the weight issue undercontrol, exercise is encouraged as part of this process. Embarassed by CPAP is better than suffering from sleep apnea. ...Read more

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How to do intermittent fasting? I am starting today. I was thinking of not eating anything all day except at 12pm ill eat a chicken patty. And that's it. Would I lose weight?

Why?: Total fasting is likely the worst way to lose weight since most of the weight you will lose will be water and fasting cannot be sustained. It would be more effective and healthier for you to limit your fat and carb (plus total calories) intake plus exercising regularly. With your current program, you will likely end up with a heavier weight once the fasting has stopped. ...Read more

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Can stress make u lose weight? All tests have come back good. I was very sick with h plori and under a lot of stress, still stressed. Not eat well

Can stress make u lose weight? All tests have come back good. I was very sick with h plori and under a lot of stress, still stressed. Not eat well

Body mass=food used: To build brain, muscles, bones, etc + stored (nearly all excess converted to fat, visceral&subcutaneous, since we are water based creatures http://goo. Gl/Syte0r). When consume less food (as energy that we are able to absorb&use) then we burn body fat, converting it into glucose, proteins, etc. So as to stay alive (maintaining brain, muscles, movement) & body fat/wt. Goes ↓. https://goo. Gl/qrTDRq. ...Read more

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I've been overweight my whole life. I've started working out to lose weight but feel sick after. Is this because I'm so out of shape? 24f, 5'4 160lbs.

I've been overweight my whole life. I've started working out to lose weight but feel sick after. Is this because I'm so out of shape? 24f, 5'4 160lbs.

Exercise: If you're new to exercise what you're feeling isn't unusual, especially if you are perhaps overdoing it a bit. You should start feeling much better after about 6 weeks. If not get checked to be sure nothing is doing. ...Read more

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I'm sick and tired of my fat body and desperately want to lose weight. Can behavior modification help?

I'm sick and tired of my fat body and desperately want to lose weight. Can behavior modification help?

Yes...but: You need a multi-tier approach: dietary changes, behavior modifications, increasing exercise, avoid drugs that can cause weight gain... To lose weight successfully, you need a whole-body approach. ...Read more

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Trying to lose weight. How do you know when your body is craving food vs hungry, thirsty, or too hungry (sick)? What signs should I watch for?

Trying to lose weight. How do you know when your body is craving food vs hungry, thirsty, or too hungry (sick)? What signs should I watch for?

Unreliable symptoms: You need to stay on your program. Sensations of hunger are unreliable. Stick to your calorie allowances and ignore the cravings. They will fade with time. ...Read more

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I am on a diet, how do I lose weight properly and maintain my immune system? Considering that I am sick and cant afford to do any diets any more.

I am on a diet, how do I lose weight properly and maintain my immune system? Considering that I am sick and cant afford to do any diets any more.

Balance immune first: Imbalances in the immune system can be the primary cause for failed diets. Fix immune system first and weight loss will be easier and more lasting. You may contact me at www. Drkusher. Com. For more info...click on "Blog" link lower left and read Permanent Weight Loss article. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to lose weight and live healthy if I feel sick and weak every time I try to eat healthy and exercise?

Can you tell me how to lose weight and live healthy if I feel sick and weak every time I try to eat healthy and exercise?

Remember: No one is allergic to all healthy food choices so this means that you just haven't found the right selection of foods that work well with your system. There are those that can be allergic to exercise (this is exceptionally rare though.) It sounds like, just with an optimal diet, you just need to find the right type of exercise routine for you. Consider talking to a nutritionist and trainer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could lose weight and live healthy if I feel sick and weak every time I try to eat healthy and exercise?

Can you tell me how I could lose weight and live healthy if I feel sick and weak every time I try to eat healthy and exercise?

Dieting weakness: I would recommend a healthy high protein low carb low glycemic diet. Make sure you eat adequate protein before trying to exercise. Your weakness experienced when you exercise may be from improper intake of food before exercise. Start slow with exercise even just walking 20 minutes a day then build from there. ...Read more

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Do laxatives help you lose weight because I'm struggling in losing weight ever since I was 13 years old and now I'm sick and tired of looking at myself in the mirror and can't do nothing about it 20 years old weigh 348 pounds and 6'0 inch alot of my frien

See a Bariatrician: A doctor specializing in weight loss will provide nutritional and exercise counseling specific for you. He may decide to use the various available medication options to assist you lose weight. if desired bariatric surgery could be an option ...Read more

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I want to lose weight but my school told my parents I wasn't eating and was making myself sick (I'm wasn't). Now I can't talk to my parents about It?

I want to lose weight but my school told my parents I wasn't eating and was making myself sick (I'm wasn't). Now I can't talk to my parents about It?

Weight loss: And difficulty talking w/parents. Please go to your doctor w/your parents and discuss the situation. He/she will examine you and see how healthy you are or are not and give you guidance as to what is best to eat. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Could weed make you lose weight?

Could weed make you lose weight?

Cannabis is not: A weight loss agent. Some people actually develop hunger after use of cannabis. ...Read more

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Which types of foods make you lose weight faster?

Which types of foods make you lose weight faster?

Unprocessed foods: One of the keys to losing weight and keeping it off is to do it in a thoughtful and meaningful way. This includes having the right perspective on food, exercise, sleep, and stress. For food, eat mostly a plant based diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, seeds, and whole graims and for protein eat wild fish like salmon every other day. Avoid processed foods. Exercise up to 45 minutes. ...Read more

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Are there any pills that make you lose weight fast?

Are there any pills that make you lose weight fast?

Weight loss meds: I can’t personally make recommendations for weight loss products but the following are FDA approved: Alli, Xenical (orlistat), Meridia (sibutramine), Adipex-P (phentermine) and Sanorex (mazindol). ...Read more

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What are some pills that make you lose weight fast?

Weight loss: The following are FDA approved: Alli, Xenical (orlistat), Meridia (sibutramine), Adipex-P (phentermine) and Sanorex (mazindol). However, I recommend exercise and food control with healthy diet if you want to lose weight. ...Read more

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How to know what exercises actually make you lose weight?

How to know what exercises actually make you lose weight?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. Exercises such as crunches, planks, sit-ups, etc are good for toning the abdominal muscles, but cardio is best for weight loss. ...Read more

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Will eating the same foods every day make you lose weight?

It depends: It depends what foods you eat. If they are carbohydrates, absolutely not. If they are veggies, fish, poultry, nuts then it can. ...Read more

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Would eating only one bar of chocolate per day make you lose weight?

Would eating only one bar of chocolate per day make you lose weight?

Probably: If that is all you ate each day, and the chocolate bar was not too big, you would lose weight. But this is a rather odd way to do that and does not supply other vitamins, minerals and dietary needs for general health. ...Read more

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What pill could make you lose weight, but not so much you look like a tweeker?

What pill could make you lose weight, but not so much you look like a tweeker?

Don't look to pills: As the answer. A healthier lifestyle is the best ; safest way to lose weight. Recommend that calories burned exceed calories in. Drinking at least 8 8 ounce glasses per day is important for both hydration and weight control. Try to get in whole foods (fiber) as well as 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Physical activity is essential. Aim for at least 30 minutes of aerobic. ...Read more

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Can you please guide me to exercises that will make you lose weight the fastest?

Can you please guide me to exercises that will make you lose weight the fastest?

Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more