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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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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Does drinking coffee make you gain weight?

Does drinking coffee make you gain weight?

The fancy ones do.: A regular cup of black coffee only has about ten calories. But you can accumulate several hundred calories in a latte or other fancy coffee drink, with all the heavy cream and whole milk and flavoring syrups. Stick to plain coffee with perhaps 2% milk or some flavored creamer - not a lot, just to taste. ...Read more

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Does drinking vinegar help you lose weight?

Does drinking vinegar help you lose weight?

Not a bit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/1708440999?token=378a5145 might be of some interest.

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Does drinking make you lose weight at all?

Does drinking make you lose weight at all?

Water: Drink water. Do not drink soda or juice. If you are looking for some "miracle" weight loss and "fountain of youth" elixer you are fooling yourself. Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegetable oils, soy products, aspartame and other artificial sweeteners. ...Read more

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How can drinking water make you lose weight?

How can drinking water make you lose weight?

Has less calories: Drinking water may not help you burn more calories, but it avoids adding extra calories that have little nutritional value. By drinking water you allow your body to burn more of the calories you obtain from foods rather then having to "waste" the effort burning the calories obtained from soda, ice tea, or some other sweetened drink. So, you need to cut back on the sweetened drinks for it to work. ...Read more

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Does coffee make you gain weight?

Does coffee make you gain weight?

The fancy ones do.: A regular cup of black coffee only has about ten calories. But you can accumulate several hundred calories in a latte or other fancy coffee drink, with all the heavy cream and whole milk and flavoring syrups. Stick to plain coffee with perhaps 2% milk or some flavored creamer - not a lot, just to taste. ...Read more

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Can drinking only cranberry juice make you lose weight?

Can drinking only cranberry juice make you lose weight?

YES and NO: As an additive for weight loss, commercial cranberry juice has high sugar. However, if one drank an 8 oz glass of cranberry juice 3 x daily then one would be consuming less than 500 calories/d and be in a weight loss mode. Changing one's diet is gives the body rest for food allergies. Get dna saliva test for fitness to see what diet is best for you. Otherwise, use real cranberry juice and stevia. ...Read more

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Does drinking help you lose weight or can it make you gain weight instead?

Does drinking help you lose weight or can it make you gain weight instead?

That depends: Drinking adequate amounts of water each day can assist with weight loss. Drinking caloric beverages may cause an increase in weight. ...Read more

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Does consuming sweetener instead of sugar make you lose weight faster?

Does consuming sweetener instead of sugar make you lose weight faster?

It's a better choice: You'll lose weight faster than if you had chosen sugar, but using the artificial sweetener does not make you lose weight by itself. ...Read more

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Does drinking very iced water help you lose weight?

Does drinking very iced water help you lose weight?

Yes: Drinking ice cold water does burn calories however, the amount burned is approximately 70 calories if you drink 64 ounces of cold water a day. This is a significant amount over a period of time but you must exercise and watch what you eat to lose significant weight. ...Read more

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Does drinking butter milk help you lose weight?

No: In fact, it may contribute to weight gain depending on what else you are eating. ...Read more

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Will drinking soda cause weight gain if eat less calories?

Will drinking soda cause weight gain if eat less calories?

Not a good idea: You are right that drinking soda will not cause weight gain if you limit total calories for the day to keep your weight neutral, which is your basal metabolic rate plus calories used in daily activities&exercise if any but why sugar containing sodas are bad is that when you drink sodas, it causes rebound hypoglycemia and makes you hungry and you eat or drink more soda.Even the diet sodas cause obesi. ...Read more

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Does eating spicy foods make you lose weight?

Does eating spicy foods make you lose weight?

No: They do not. They marginally increase your metabolism. But eating spicy foods is no way to lose weight. ...Read more

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Does drinking water help you lose weight at first?

Does drinking water help you lose weight at first?

Hunger vs thirst: Drinking more water may help you realize that you are more thirsty than hungry which would cause you to eat less. It may also fill you up so you don't want to eat as much. Just be careful not to overdo it and deplete your electrolytes which would make you feel fatigued and faint. ...Read more

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Does diet soda make it difficult to lose weight?

Does diet soda make it difficult to lose weight?

Maybe: Some diabetics have an increase in blood sugar after diet soda.I don't know why-but increase in sugar makes weight loss harder. ...Read more

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How can I get my caffeine without drinking soda? Trying to lose weight but hate those headache from not drinking my caffeine!

How can I get my caffeine without drinking soda? Trying to lose weight but hate those headache from not drinking my caffeine!

NoDoz (caffeine): NoDoz is a formulation of caffeine .. However, definitely not advisable for any type of use over a few days. Your best bet is to titrate the caffeine dosage down each day over a week or 2. Might be helpful, though, just until your body adjusts to not having that morning jolt. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much weight can you lose if you stop drinking soda?

How much soda: It would depend on how much soda you drink. I rarely drink soda so, for me, not much if any weight loss. If you drink a can or more a day, add up all the calories and drinking water instead will result in some weight loss eventually. For example. If a can of soda has 200 calories, and you drink 1 per day = 1400/wk. This would be a lot of calories eliminated per week. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would i lose a lot of weight if i quit drinking soda?

That would be a good: Move for weight loss. In a study which was supported by the national heart, lung ; blood institute, it was noted that use of diet sodas is related to ^’ed fasting blood glucose levels ; that the risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus is higher in people who drink at least 1 diet soda per day vice people who don’t drink them. Regular sodas are loaded with calories that have no nutrionitional benefit. ...Read more

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I lost weight from 72 kg to 66 in 2 months not eating junkj food anymore and drinking soda and alcohol.How to lose more weight.Should i try a diet?

I lost weight from 72 kg to 66 in 2 months not eating junkj food anymore and drinking soda and alcohol.How to lose more weight.Should i try a diet?

Weight: First off congratulations! you are on the right path. Check into a low glycemic diet, mediterranean would be good example. Also do high intensity interval training 3 or 4 times a week. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would i lose weight if i stop drinking all soda?

Hi docs, would i lose weight if i stop drinking all soda?

If all other factors: Are held the same and caloric expenditure exceeds caloric intake - then yes. That goes for regular calorie and diet sodas. ...Read more

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Drink baking soda water to lose weight?

Drink baking soda water to lose weight?

Weight loss food: Try to drink more water and eat more fruits and vegetables. Baking soda water does not cause weight loss. ...Read more

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Can't lose weight :/ i drink water no soda no chocolate everythin baked no snacks any lose weight 5ft 9 196lbs two kids?

Can't lose weight :/ i drink water no soda no chocolate everythin baked no snacks any lose weight  5ft 9 196lbs two kids?

Losing weight: I would consider keeping a food diary for a week or two and then meeting with a dietician. You should also consider initiating a regular exercise program which includes both aerobic and weightlifting exercises. ...Read more

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Drinking soda during eating is way to gain weight?

Drinking soda during eating is way to gain weight?

Yes, but all sugar: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more

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Iv been a diet iv not been drinking soda and iv been watching what i eat i lost weight fast n t now im at a plato what can i do to Continue?

 Iv been a diet iv not been drinking soda and iv been watching what i eat i lost weight fast n t now im at a plato what can i do to Continue?

When you reach the: famous "plateau", then you start halfing your portion on everything, from breakfast to lunch to supper. And maintain that half portion for the next 6 months. You will lose weight, just simple math. As long as you keep your activities (exercise, cardio, vitamins to increase your metabolic rate) up, you will continue to lose weight. U have done a lot already, just keep going to the next phase. ...Read more

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How do I lose wight i want to lose at least 10 pounds I have heard that drinking a lot of water can help with that and i was wondering if i stop drinking soda will help to i drink about 1 a day

How do I lose wight i want to lose at least 10 pounds I have heard that drinking a  lot of water can help with that and i was wondering if i stop drinking soda will help to i drink about 1 a day

It can help: Extra fluids can reduce appetite in some people and i like your idea of cutting out all sodas. Look into a comprehensive plan..The simple ones with this trick or that supplement tend not to work in the long run. ...Read more

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If i stop drinking soda, will it help me lose my tummy fat?

If i stop drinking soda, will it help me lose my tummy fat?

Calories: Drinking fewer caloric sodas may help to control weight but will not selectively remove weight from the abdominal area. ...Read more

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Can drinking soda cause diabetes? or is the weight gain from soda causes diabetes?

Can drinking soda cause diabetes?
or is the weight gain from soda causes diabetes?

Soda: Soda thatcis not diet soda is a simple, fast absorbed carb. It will not "cause" diabetes but could unmask an undiscovered insulin resistance or insulin deficiency. And yes, weght gain and adipose gain from excess soda can indeed lead to an insulin resistant state, which is type 2 diabetes if severe enough. ...Read more

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If I stop drinking soda will I lose belly fat faster?

If I stop drinking soda will I lose belly fat faster?

Yes: Sugary drinks have extra unnecessary calories so stopping consumption of soda can make a big difference in weight loss. This also includes fruit juices, etc. Better to eat whole fruit rather than drink it, if possible. If you like bubbly taste of soda, consider getting a device which can carbonate your water, then squeeze in a slice of citrus fruit for flavoring. Diet sodas aren't helpful either. ...Read more

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Will drinking soda cause weight gain if eat less calories?

Not a good idea: You are right that drinking soda will not cause weight gain if you limit total calories for the day to keep your weight neutral, which is your basal metabolic rate plus calories used in daily activities&exercise if any but why sugar containing sodas are bad is that when you drink sodas, it causes rebound hypoglycemia and makes you hungry and you eat or drink more soda.Even the diet sodas cause obesi. ...Read more

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Does drinking make you lose weight at all?

Water: Drink water. Do not drink soda or juice. If you are looking for some "miracle" weight loss and "fountain of youth" elixer you are fooling yourself. Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegetable oils, soy products, aspartame and other artificial sweeteners. ...Read more

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Could any product you eat/drink actually make you lose weight?

Could any product you eat/drink actually make you lose weight?

To Lose Weight: It is NOT what you eat, IT IS, what is eating you! Understand the stresses in your life- eating due to sadness, frustration, loneliness, boredom: concern about your appearance and desire to have approval of family and friends. Have Balanced Diet with Protein, Fat, carbohydrates, Minerals, and Vitamins. Start with 1500 Calories/day and daily exercise to lose weight. See a Nutritionist. ...Read more

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How can drinking water make you lose weight?

Has less calories: Drinking water may not help you burn more calories, but it avoids adding extra calories that have little nutritional value. By drinking water you allow your body to burn more of the calories you obtain from foods rather then having to "waste" the effort burning the calories obtained from soda, ice tea, or some other sweetened drink. So, you need to cut back on the sweetened drinks for it to work. ...Read more

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Can drinking lots of green tea make you lose weight?

Can drinking lots of green tea make you lose weight?

Minor weight loss: Effect. Green tea has a diuretic effect so you lose water weight. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggests green tea extracts acts as a plant-based alternative for glycemic control. Catechins in the tea may ^ thermogenesis. 3 to 4 cups/day can have health benefits. Drinking 5 or > cups of caffeinated green tea can lead to possible side effects. ...Read more