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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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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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Eating lesser doesn't seem to help me lose weight...

Eating lesser doesn't seem to help me lose weight...

It will: You must be patient. You don't gain weight quickly and it takes even longer to lose it. Keep a food diary .Look up the caloric content of your foods (see: www.Caloriecount.Com) - it's free. You may be eating smaller quantity but not necessarily good choices. Try to stick to fruit and veggies and avoid meat and sweets. ...Read more

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How can having a good nights sleep help you lose weight?

How can  having a good nights sleep help you lose weight?

Hormones: Two hormones, leptin and gheralin are messed up with poor sleep. In this condition they make you want to eat more and eat more carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Does exercise really help you lose weight or does it make you hungrier? How can you fight over eating after exercise?

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 more

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If you are thin , but you want to lose more weight , does sticking to 1200 calorie diet and exercising help ?

If you are thin , but you want to lose more weight , does sticking to 1200 calorie diet and exercising help ?

WHY: If you are already thin- and on such a low calorie diet, I have to ask you why you want to lose additional weight. It might not be healthy to do so. I would suggest seeing a physician before continuing. A full evaluation of your nutritional status is warranted based on the information you provided. ...Read more

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Will starving help you lose weight or is this a bad idea?

Will starving help you lose weight or is this a bad idea?

Bad idea: You will definitly lose weight if you starve and don't eat, but you will lose muscle weight more than fat weight making you weak (and still overweight). It can damage your kidneys, cause mineral imbalances that can trigger heart problems. Once you go back to your current bad diet you will gain all the weight back. The correct way to lose weight is through a balanced low calorie diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Help, how much calories should I have everyday to lose weight or maintain and not gain?

Depends: First, it depends on your size, your daily physical activity, and your weight. Second, not all calories are the same. Some calories are more highly absorbed by the body than others. Instead of worrying about calories try to eat only healthy foods as i did. I lost 25 pounds without counting a calorie by simply eliminating foods that don't promote health such as processed and fried foods.. ...Read more

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Does eating 1500 calories and not exercising going to make me gain weight?

Does eating 1500 calories and not exercising going to make me gain weight?

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

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Help, how much calories do you lose from weight lifting in an hour?

Help, how much calories do you lose from weight lifting in an hour?

Depends: Calories per hour depends on the type of lifts you are doing, your body weight, and the intensity/rep scheme you are using. What is more important to know is that unlike aerobic exercise, your body continues to burn calories after you are finished lifting as it repairs and recovers from the workout. ...Read more

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Does binge eating and going aneorexic actually help you lose weight?

Does binge eating and going aneorexic actually help you lose weight?

Sounds like: Bulimia/anorexia nervosa. Oddly enough these two opposites often go together and are indications of serious biochemical changes in brain. Since this is potentially dangerous, you badly need local medical advice. ...Read more

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Does antibiotics make you lose weight or gain?

Does antibiotics make you lose weight or gain?

Neither: No antibiotics cause significant weight gain or loss. Occasionally they can suppress appetite due to GI irritation or disruption of gut flora but this is transient and not associated with net weight change. ...Read more

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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

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

Unclear question: Do not rely on wishful thinking about fast metabolism controlling your weight. How much do you weigh? if your BMI is 25 or more, you should try to lose weight by limiting your intake of food and exercising. ...Read more

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Need help when quitting smoking, how can I maintain or actually lose weight?

Need help when quitting smoking, how can I maintain or actually lose weight?

It can be avoided: Weight gain after quitting smoking usually results from two things, both of which can be avoided. One is the result of not breaking the hand to mouth habit of smoking, but replacing the cigarette with food. The second is the result of the body's metabolism slowing down as much as 10% upon removal of the nicotine stimulation. So reducing your calorie intake could help avoid gaining weight. ...Read more

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Can you help me lose weight and keep it constant?

Can you help me lose weight and keep it constant?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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Would drinking boost everyday help me gain weight?Im underweight and can't seem to gain a pound.Im 20, 5ft3 and weigh 80 pounds i can not get over 80lb

Would drinking boost everyday help me gain weight?Im underweight and can't seem to gain a pound.Im 20, 5ft3 and weigh 80 pounds i can not get over 80lb

See DR: Sounds like you may have an endocrine issue, or just be very small stature (sorry). If the former, need tests and treatment to improve so can grow. If latter, extra calories will likely be fat, which does not help and increases risks of other problems. Prepared protein/supplements only can help if you do not reduce your 'regular' food intake because of them and feeling full. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight but keep binge eating. How do I get better control?

I want to lose weight but keep binge eating. How do I get better control?

Consider: Over eater's anonymous. It is a free, confidential ; effective program. ...Read more

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Does a person need to eat any fat when trying to gain muscle and lose weight?

Some fat,: Protein increase and monitor carbs, ideally you could use a nutritionist to assist. Some personal trainers are particulary good with targetted diet. It is always helpful to rememberthat diet overall must be balanced. ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old, It's so easy for me to gain weight and even if I eat good and exercise Its hard to lose weight. Can I get pills from a doctor to help me lose weight easier?

I'm 18 years old, It's so easy for me to gain weight and even if I eat good and exercise Its hard to lose weight. Can I get pills from a doctor to help me lose weight easier?

Not online: But if you work with a doctor in person and depending on your situation, pharmacotherapy(medications) may be a part of your weight loss regimen. Remember, that all medications are really only a temporary aid in weight loss with the key to weight loss remaining caloric restriction augmented with increased physical activity. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more