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Does Being Sick Make You 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
Unlikely but: It depends on your current height and weight. You need to calculate your basal metabolic rate and you can find a calculator online. This will let you know approximately how many calories your body burns without any activity based on height and weight. You can use this to guide you if you are trying to maintain your weight. Take care. ...Read more
What does taking vitamins while being anorexic do to you, does it keep your metabolism going would you gain weight?
It can: I think it is fairly simple if you do regular aerobic exercise ie. 3-5 x/wk for at least 20-30 minutes and don't overeat you will probably gradually lose weight which will likely be fat. In general if you burn off more than you take in you will gradually lose weight ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will having a fast metabolism or PMSing make you hungrier and not gain weight from more food? and even make you loss weight if i don't eat enough
Wanting to loose 10 pounds. How do I make sure Im eating enough so I'm not starving but still able loose weight?
Go slow and steady: The best way to keep weight off is to lose it slowly. For a modest goal of 10 pounds, you don't need to go on a starvation diet at all. Just focus on eating healthy things, and cut out the empty sources of calories that you don't need, like sugary drinks, alcohol, excess carbs like pasta/bread. Limit fatty foods like cheese and meats (high calories, low nutrient value). Get some regular exercise. ...Read more
Not one answer: Might not be a decisive point. Infact some people likes to eat an early lunch and no breakfast. For some person eating several small meal/snack works the best. There are several way to nourish yourself and in order to lose weight you should use exercise and balanced diet. ...Read more
Laxatives: The answer is a clear and reliable no. Laxatives cannot in any way help you lose weight. Many people find that at first as their bowels clear out more rapidly that there seems to be a short term loss of weight and then they begin to obsess about this rapid transit of their stools thinking this leads to less absorption of calories. But, in reality this is myth and not true. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you tell me if weight loss is all about reducing calories and exercising, why not starve yourself?
Not a good idea: Starvation is a very unhealthy approach to weight loss. Changes in diet are very important to any weight loss program and probably outweigh the benefits from exercise alone. When you starve yourself, your body will start breaking down its own tissue (muscle, bone, etc...) to provide the basic requirements it needs like glucose and calcium to keep you alive and functioning. ...Read more
Starvation: Starvation in the short term will cause dehydration and some weight loss. But it also turns down all of the metabolic processes in the body causing the body to hold onto calories at nearly all cost. In the end those who try to starve themselves to thinness often get more obese when they start eating again since the body is not metabolizing correctly. Starvation diets are some of the most danger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If you eat too few calories, your metabolic rate can drop which means that you can easily gain weight. ...Read more
Does exercise really help you lose weight or does it make you hungrier? How can you fight over eating after exercise?
Exercise hunger: Studies show for weight loss you need only 150min/week of exercise. When you do more, you are more hungry and consume more calories thereby reducing weight loss. Other strategies are eat protein &carb before exercise (apple &10almonds 150cal), drink water, small frequent low cal meals every 2-3hours; limit workout times to 30-60minutes to prevent exercise hunger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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