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Can losing weight give me more energy?

Can losing weight give me more energy?

Increased energy: If you are overweight and you lose weight you should feel better. Less weight means your body has to work less. Thus you should feel like you have more energy. At age 31 you should be doing some form of cardiac exercise. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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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K I am 34 yrs old I need something to give me more energy and help with weight lose I'm 5 ft tall and weigh 185 and I hate it?

K I am 34 yrs old I need something to give me more energy and help with weight lose I'm 5 ft tall and weigh 185 and I hate it?

The magic pill is...: Exercise and diet changes. Period. There is no medication that will *safely* give you more energy and help you lose weight. However, if you get moving (e.g., get a pedometer and shoot for 10, 000 steps per day) and watch you calorie intake (use food journaling software for ease), you'll be surprised how much better you feel! ...Read more

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Are there ways to maintain high energy levels while losing weight?

Are there ways to maintain high energy levels while losing weight?

Exercise: Exercise has a double benefit. While initially you may feel tired after exercise, building it into your regular routine will both help you burn more energy and lose weight but will also build your endurance and stamina giving you more energy. Losing weight should include eating healthy foods that are vita rich so your body has the nutrients it needs. Consider daily vitamins & stay hydrated. ...Read more

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I am a boxer & hv trouble losing weight, I have about 150-200g of carbs daily, my goal is to lose weight & hv enough energy for my workouts?

I am a boxer & hv trouble losing weight, I have about 150-200g of carbs daily, my goal is to lose weight & hv enough energy for my workouts?

Too many carbs!: Stick with a low carb diet. Mesomorphs have android (methyltestosterone) body fat distribution and will lose weight by reducing carb intake to 50-60g. Sorrry! It is true that fiber is a carb, but is not utilized by the body. Also, some carbs are hidden (nuts or lentils). These carbs have a very low glycemic index, so you can ingest more carbs, if they are low glycemic index carbs or fiber! ...Read more

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If fat turns into energy/carbon dioxide, Does breathing exercise help in losing weight?

If fat turns into energy/carbon dioxide, Does breathing exercise help in losing weight?

Marathon breathathon: Very interesting question. Learning to breathe correctly improves your ability to exercise for longer periods which may improve fat burning ability. Specifically to your question all physiological body functions burn energy, the more you do the more you burn ...Read more

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What is the best prescription weight loss pill that also give you heaps more energy?

What is the best prescription weight loss pill that also give you heaps more energy?

Avoid, avoid, avoid: You are playing with fire by taking such supplements. They offer no long term benefits and may actually prove harmful to your health. There are no genuine shortcuts to healthy weight loss. Avoid such pills. ...Read more

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Overweight, total hysterectomy and family with thyroid issues (graves disease) how can I lose weight and get more energy?

Overweight, total hysterectomy and family with thyroid issues (graves disease) how can I lose weight and get more energy?

Diet/exercise: The keys to losing weight are diet and exercise. If you want to lose significant amounts of weight it is best to do one hour of aerobic exercise like walking, biking or swimming 5 days a week. Cutting down on carbohydrates and eating 1200 to 1500 calories a day will also help. Focus diet on fresh fruits and vegetables and lean meats. Drink plenty of water. Be patient with yourself. It takes time. ...Read more

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Does dialysis give you more energy or less?

Does dialysis give you more energy or less?

More: Although the process of dialysis may be uncomfortable, most patients report feeling much more energetic when it is completed. ...Read more

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Does going for a run in the morning give you more energy throughout the day?

Does going for a run in the morning give you more energy throughout the day?

Yes: I'm not sure if there are any clinical studies that support this hypothesis, but in my own running experience and after finding similar opinions in many other runners I've known through the years, I would say this is true. Try it yourself this upcoming week (or month)and see if you have more energy throughout the day after a morning run! ...Read more

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Does fluoxetine give you energy or is it just a myth? Or does it vary? Would it give you more energy if you took more? Hypothetically of course.

Does fluoxetine give you energy or is it just a myth? Or does it vary? Would it give you more energy if you took more? Hypothetically of course.

Possibly: Some people notice that the medicines like Prozac (fluoxetine) can be somewhat activating, so most people do end up taking them in the morning this is unpredictable, however, and some people have the opposite effect as well. One should not increase or change it goes without discussing it with your physician. ...Read more

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Does ubiqunol really give one more energy?

Does ubiqunol really give one more energy?

Nope.: If you are feeling increased fatigue and no other symptoms, and there's no good lifestyle-based reason, see your doctor. No "energy" supplement has ever been shown to have that benefit, and some of them are not safe. ...Read more

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I heard that exercise gives you more energy. How is that possible?

I heard that exercise gives you more energy. How is that possible?

Adrenaline: When one exercises, the increased activity causes a rise in your adrenaline level. Adrenaline is your body's natural stimulant, the effects of which cause you to feel more stimulated, energetic, and/or more alert. ...Read more

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What pill can I take to get more energy if im over weight?

What pill can I take to get more energy if im over weight?

Obese and fatigued?: I would have you look at the natural ways to increase your energy and thus your activity. Think of this as a pill.

But, first, if you have diabetes, pre-diabetes, or thyroid disease causing you to be more overweight these should be addressed by your health care provider.

But, the more you move, the more energy you will feel.

Changing your diet to include more protein is also important. ...Read more

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How come working out gives you more energy I thought it should make you tired?

How come working out gives you more energy I thought it should make you tired?

Exercise and Energy: I love this question. This is the paradox. The more slothful we are the less we want to move or do things.

Moving, exercising, eating well increases one's sense of well being in the world. Our muscles are more efficient in burning calories. The by product of exercise is also an increase in 'endorphins"...Molecules to tell the brain that you are well and happy.

Get moving, feel better, live! ...Read more

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What would be a highly effective kind of energy drink that really works, gives more energy to exercise?

What would be a highly effective kind of energy drink that really works, gives more energy to exercise?

None: None! Complications can include heart problems, high blood pressure and strokes among other things from the caffeine.Be smart! The benefit? None. Be natural and use the exercise to increase your energy the right way. ...Read more

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Good diet for weight loss and more energy?

Good diet for weight loss and more energy?

The best exercises: And related equipment are the ones we are most likely t use. My personal choice is a treadmill because you can adjust the speed, listen to ipod, etc. Easily while exercising. Peace and good health. Power walking is a good alternative. Less carbs and more protein. See doc first. ...Read more

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Will vitamin d and iron give me more energy?

Will vitamin d and iron give me more energy?

Energy vitamin: Vitamind is supposed to be made in skin from sun exposure it can be deficient due to changes in sun exposure and maybe low and therefore needs supplementationfemales in your age group amongst other reasons maybe deficient in iron due to menstural loss and become anemic and may cause symptoms of tiredness and should be replaced other reason for both being low is gluten sestivitu. ...Read more

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Does stress tab really help reduce stress and give u more energy?

Does stress tab really help reduce stress and give u more energy?

Maybe: Most "stress tabs" contain b vitamins that can help to boost energy levels. The actual ability to reduce one's stress is doubtful. ...Read more

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Would increasing my levrothroxine 125 to higher give me more energy or could it be a combination of my allergies and harmonies that makes me tired?

Would increasing my levrothroxine 125 to higher give me more energy or could it be a combination of my allergies and harmonies that makes me tired?

Wouldn't advise: Inscreasing it on your own, allergies and hormonal imbalance can cause the symptoms you have, please see your doctor, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Can vitamin B12 1500 mcg give me more energy during the day?

Can vitamin B12 1500 mcg give me more energy during the day?

If you are needing: B12 will make a big difference if you are deficient. ...Read more

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I'm a working mom. I work in a bank and I have a 7mo old baby. Seriously need more energy. Any vits I shud take? Also trying to control weight

I'm a working mom. I work in a bank and I have a 7mo old baby. Seriously need more energy. Any vits I shud take? Also trying to control weight

?: A new mother and works in a bank, 2 full time jobs, no wonder you have no energy and suffer from overweight, as you can't shed off the weight already gained during pregnancy. Not easy, but not impossible: sleep as much as you can, more fruits and vegetables, walking/exercise and fresh air whenever possible, goodluck and God bless, ...Read more

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What are physiological benefits of chlorogenic acid & ganoderma extract. As it relates to increasing energy, increased metabolism, loosing weight?

What are physiological benefits of chlorogenic acid & ganoderma extract. As it relates to increasing energy, increased metabolism, loosing weight?

There are NO: Proven scientific or medical benefits to either agent. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet scams. ...Read more

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Hi, I have crohn's disease and I'm extremely fatigued. Will exercise give me more energy or make my fatigue worse?

Hi, I have crohn's disease and I'm extremely fatigued. Will exercise give me more energy or make my fatigue worse?

Change of diet: Simple carbohydrate diet- Refer to the book- "Breaking the vicious cycle by Elaine Gottschall. Any food that is not properly digested causes bacterial & yeast overgrowth when undigested carbs are fed by bacteriae & yeast in the intestinal tract. This starts a chain reaction of excess toxins & acids.
Basic pointers;
Eliminate complex carbohydrates, lactose, sucrose.
Eat all meats & eggs, fresh produce ...Read more

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My 9 month old keep being sick even with med and is now loosing weight my doctor say the SMA high energy no matter what should gain weight?

My 9 month old keep being sick even with med and is now loosing weight my doctor say the SMA high energy no matter what should gain weight?

SICKNESS / WT. LOSS:: You didn't mention what sickness and what med your child is on. Chronic ill health is a cause of poor weight gain. Make sure the child gets a balanced diet. Talk to the infant's pediatrician in detail, look at the growth chart, follow the advise of the doctor if you trust him/her. ...Read more

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Does low hemoglobin (mine was at 5.5, now at 8.5ish) cause a person to burn more energy? I've been so hungry & eating lots but not gaining weight?

Does low hemoglobin (mine was at 5.5, now at 8.5ish) cause a person to burn more energy? I've been so hungry & eating lots but not gaining weight?

Yes: Recovering from being anaemic means you will need to eat more as you replace your body's stores. This will be much quicker and easier if you eat red meat or take iron supplements.
Presumably you have addressed the reason for your anaemia with your Dr - this is important.
If you continue to not gain weight after the anaemia has resolved, you should be further assessed. ...Read more

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Does black coffee gives more energy or black coffee with sugar to delay sleepiness?

Does black coffee gives more energy or black coffee with sugar to delay sleepiness?

Caffeine: Coffee contains caffeine, which tends to increase energy and have an alerting affect. The coffee does not need to be "black" in order to have these effects. Adding milk or other dairy products should change the effect of the caffeine. Consuming sugar can have an energizing affect. Adding sugar to coffee may enhance the effects of the caffeine. ...Read more

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I'm always tired. What vitamins can I take that is safe that can give me more energy/motivation plus still has all the nutrients I need?

I'm always tired. What vitamins can I take that is safe that can give me more energy/motivation plus still has all the nutrients I need?

Exercise ; Low Sugar: There are no vitamins that can solve this common problem better than getting regular aerobic exercise and lowering the carbohydrate or sugar count in your calories. Moving increases energy. Eating most of your calories as proteins and limiting your sugars adds energy. ...Read more