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Is it true at all that by eating coconut oil you can lose weight?

Is it true at all that by eating coconut oil you can lose weight?

Myths: Nope. Coconut oil in no way in and of itself can cause real or lasting weight loss. This is a false myth. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Does mineral oil help you lose weight?

Does mineral oil help you lose weight?

Mineral oil: No it does not, it is an non absorbed oil and may cause loose bowels or diarhea. ...Read more

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Does fish oil capsules help to lose weight?

Does fish oil capsules help to lose weight?

No.: Only if they replace caloric intake or increase energy expenditure. ...Read more

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Is it helpful if i used flaxseed oil supplements to lose weight?

Is it helpful if i used flaxseed oil supplements to lose weight?

Flaxseed Oil: Eating Flaxseed will not cause weight loss in and of its self. One tablespoon has 120 calories. It can be an healthy alternative to taking in other types of fat while trying to lose weight. This is because you can consume it's polyunsaturated and mono-unsaturated fats instead of saturated fat and trans fats. ...Read more

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Is it bad to eat herring fish in oil if you are trying to lose weight?

Is it bad to eat herring fish in oil if you are trying to lose weight?

No: No, unless the oil is rancid or hydrogenated.Healthy fats is part of many diets for weight loss.With small amounts they keep you full for a long time as their digestion and absorption takes much longer than the carbohydrates , the calories wasted from the body to digest them is significantly higher. They are important for the brain, nerves, material for our hormones, for our cellular wall structure, .. ...Read more

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If i eat no carbs in a week and eat more fats like oil and fried food i will lose weight?

If i eat no carbs in a week and eat more fats like oil and fried food i will lose weight?

Fried food not wise!: Fried food is one of the least healthy things we can eat & is certainly not a good strategy for losing weight! eating "no carbs" is extreme. Not all carbs are bad- avoiding starches- sugar, grains, potatoes & sweeter fruits will help you lose weight, but do not avoid most vegetables. You need more than a week to lose much.See www.Nytimes.Com/2012/07/01/opinion/sunday/what-really-makes-us-fat.Html. ...Read more

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Is that ok if i follow 1200 calorie and cut out oil and fat from my diet i try to lose weight?

Is that ok if i follow 1200 calorie and cut out oil and fat from my diet i try to lose weight?

It depends: It is more than calories but a overall balance of carbohydrate, protein, and fat that can make the biggest long-term changes. Healthy oils and healthy fats need to stay. Cutting out simple sugars is always safe. Don't forget to get enough protein or you will lose muscle instead of fat. For best results, your diet and weight loss goals need a in depth assessment to correctly guide you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has used flaxseed oil supplements to lose weight?

Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has used flaxseed oil supplements to lose weight?

Flaxseed: Eating Flaxseed will not cause weight loss in and of its self. One tablespoon has 120 calories. It can be an healthy alternative to taking in other types of fat while trying to lose weight. This is because you can consume it's polyunsaturated and mono-unsaturated fats instead of saturated fat and trans fats. ...Read more

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What body types does virgin coconout oil help to lose weight?

What body types does virgin coconout oil help to lose weight?

Hmmm: Weight loss is driven by a simple principle: eat less calories than you use every day. Coconut oil can only help if you eat less calories than you burn. Body types are irrelevant. There are select people who are morbidly obese who require surgery to decrease daily intake. Most other folks just need to cut down portion size and exercise more. ...Read more

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I mean if i follow a diet to lose weight about 1200 calorie should i put oil in ny food or can i replace it by fruit?

I mean if i follow a diet to lose weight about 1200 calorie should i put oil in ny food or can i replace it by fruit?

Be aware: That a 1200 cal/day diet is a rather restricted caloric intake. It will help you lose weight but isn't a sustainable diet. It also may predispose you to micronutrient deficiency(think minerals and vitamins), so consider a supplement for this. Fruit are fine, but don't forget the veggies. Just be aware, oils can be great but they are calorically dense, so be mindful of how much use are using. ...Read more

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Im trying to lose some weight, can simvastatin or metformin make you gain weight? can you lose weight using cla safflower oil or any of the other one

Im trying to lose some weight, can simvastatin or metformin make you gain weight? can you lose weight using cla safflower oil or any of the  other one

Lose weight: Changing weight is very simple. Eat fewer calories than you burn. I recommend getting myfitnssspal. Enter everything you eat or drink for say a week. Then cut this down by 500 calories a day and you should lose nicely. Keep us posted. ...Read more

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I've been trying to get done flax seed, fish oil, & calcium supplements seriously how does this take to lose weight?

I've been trying to get done flax seed, fish oil, & calcium supplements seriously how does this take to lose weight?

Supplements: If you are asking if flax seed, fish oil and calcium are going to help you lose weight....Sorry. You need to eat properly and exercise to lose weight, there's no supplement magic. ...Read more

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Hi doctors. Is fish oil suitable for me? Im 22 yrs old. I exercise 4 times a week. Can i take fish oil supplement to lose weight?

Hi doctors. Is fish oil suitable for me? Im 22 yrs old. I exercise 4 times a week. Can i take fish oil supplement to lose weight?

Can take, but...: There should be no problem supplementing your diet with fish oil (can help manage your lipid levels), but for weight loss it has not proven to be effective. I would increase your aerobic exercise past 30 minutes continuously, keep it at low resistance, high repetition, and long duration. Those three characteristics help in conjunction with decreasing your oral intake, and avoid injury. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with pcos. I am on the oil but what else can I do. I know lose weight but im always tired, hungry, can't focus, in pain. Treatments?

I was diagnosed with pcos. I am on the oil but what else can I do. I know lose weight but im always tired, hungry, can't focus, in pain. Treatments?

Seek expert advice: Please make an appointment to see a reproductive endocrinologist for an appointment. You need a thorough evaluation and management. The good news is that you can make a big difference in your health and well being. One of the critical components of pco care is trying to attain or maintain a healthy weight through a healthy diet and exercise plan. Check out asrm.Org or sbivf.Com. ...Read more

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Ive been taking cla safflower oil for a wk now to lose weight, I had bruises on my legs, not sure why and a wk later theyre totally gone, what happene?

Ive been taking cla safflower oil for a wk now to lose weight, I had bruises on my legs, not sure why and a wk later theyre totally gone, what happene?

Bruise: Suspect you bumped your legs somehow. Are you taking aspirin? Better to get MyFitnessPal app and enter your food and exercise daily for a week. Then decide which foods to cut down to lower calories. Or increase exercise. Good luck. Easy in concept, difficult in execution. ...Read more

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Is it really good to consume coconut organic oil daily? Does it help with weight loss?

Is it really good to consume coconut organic oil daily? Does it help with weight loss?

NoClinicalTrialsDone: All foods are promoted as healthy to ?sales; no well controlled clinical trials or reporting of outcomes required; lookup dshea 1994. Generally, sat. Fat ; ?cholesterol foods are healthy, eg. Eggs (an animal can grow from scratch). Track measured lipoproteins, hba1c, bps, wt. For status. Study: big fat lies, nusi.Org, mary enig, science for smart people, fatchance.Html, the men who made us fat, etc. ...Read more

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Would adding 2tbls of coconut oil to my diet of 1300 calories make me gain weight?

Would adding 2tbls of coconut oil to my diet of 1300 calories make me gain weight?

Should B OK: In general, i don't think 2 tbls of coconut oil will make you gain weight. Coconut oil is a good fat that tends to be burned for energy more than stored as fat. As every person metabolizes differently, monitor your weight & make adjustments to your diet accordingly. Staying active and eating a balanced diet, is your best defense against weight gain. Good luck on your journey to a healthier you! ...Read more

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