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Will losing weight help my depression?

Will losing weight help my depression?

It could: Fat cells secrete substances that trigger inflammation. And inflammation can cause depression. Being overweight correlates with decreased effectiveness of antidepressant medications. Losing weight often entails making healthy diet choices and exercising regularly. Each of those lifestyle changes are associated with improved mood. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24109426 ...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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Does hoodia help with losing weight?

Does hoodia help with losing weight?

It depends...: It's like most things. It works for some, and not for others. Be sure you are getting the hoodia from a reputable source. The effective dose: some people only need 1, 000 to 2, 500 mg per day while others need 3, 000 to 4, 500 mg per day. I'd recommend starting at the lower dose, and then increase if necessary. You should start seeing a difference within 2wks if you are going to respond. ...Read more

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Does melanotan can really help in losing weight and slimming down?

Does melanotan can really help in losing weight and slimming down?

No: I do not know of any successful wt loss with melatonin. It has been useful for those people who have difficulty sleeping. It is avaliable in health food stores and some grocery stores, pharmacies.What is known is that lack of restful sleep is associated with obesity. It is very important that you make sure you are getting about 8 hours of continuous sleep at night. If not, please seek eval from dr. ...Read more

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Does grapefruit help in losing weight?

Does grapefruit help in losing weight?

Yes: In a 12-week pilot study, led by dr. Ken fujioka, doctors monitored weight and metabolic factors, such as Insulin secretion, of the 100 men and women who participated in the scripps clinic "grapefruit diet" study. On average, participants who ate half a grapefruit with each meal lost 3.6 pounds, while those who drank a serving of grapefruit juice three times a day lost 3.3 pounds. Many lost 10 lbs. ...Read more

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Does lemons help in loosing weight faster?

Does lemons help in loosing weight faster?

See below.: Only if they replace the intake of something higher in calories or suppress your appetite. They have no intrinsic weight loss potential. ...Read more

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How does orthosiphon help in weight loss?

How does orthosiphon help in weight loss?

Yes-diuretic effect: It can aid in weight loss due to fluid loss, however, if fluids are not also taken it can cause kidney damage. Understand that any weight lost from taking orthosiphon is water weight, so this is not a permanent weight loss solution - orthosiphon called java tea. ...Read more

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How does doing weight help lose fat?

How does doing weight help lose fat?

Weights: doing weights will build muscle mass and will consume more energy as you are exerting more. you still need to have low carb and high protein diet to loose fat. ...Read more

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Does losing weight help eliminate calcifications in breast?

Does losing weight help eliminate calcifications in breast?

No: These usually are genetically related rather than related to fat. ...Read more

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Does breastfeeding really help with weight loss?

Does breastfeeding really help with weight loss?

Depends: Breast feeding can utilize 400+ calories/day which is more than you can burn with an hour on an exercise bike. If you tailor your diet to match your pre-pregnancy weight instead of eating "for two", you can lose weight. ...Read more

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Do weight loss patches help you lose weight?

Do weight loss patches help you lose weight?

An additional way: Patch will work but you would have to use additional methods too. Any one product is not effective - some patch has sea kelp which helps thyroid, some has anti- inflammatory products some have carnitine so each helps in a small way. ...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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Why does exercising promote weight loss?

Burns & churns: Exercise burns calories while you are exercising. That is good. Exercising also churns your metabolism by cranking up the resting metabolism, burning calories at rest. Finally, daily exercising keeps you motivated and raises your self esteem. ...Read more

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Does fiber help in weight loss?

Does fiber help in weight loss?

Fullness in tummy: Fiber makes us feel full sooner and stays in our stomach longer than other substances we eat, slowing down our rate of digestion and keeping us feeling full longer. Due to its greater fiber content, a single serving of whole grain bread can be more filling than two servings of white bread. Fiber also moves fat through our digestive system faster so that less of it is absorbed. ...Read more

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Does cocaine help with weight loss?

Does cocaine help with weight loss?

See below: I do not want to get preachy so lets consider Cocaine solely as a medicine. It is extremely short acting so any effects will be over within 20~30 mins. Tolerance will develop to its effects. The dosage of what you get will vary by who the "dealer"is. There is a risk of seizures and heart issues if the dose varies too much. The risk is just too much to justify its use for this reason. ...Read more

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How does myalli weight loss work?

How does myalli weight loss work?

Block fat absorption: Alli works by blocking some of the absorption of fat. It is supposed to be combined with dietary changes which reduce the overall fat intake and portion sizes. Several pills are taken throughout the day (prior to meals). The side effects may include abdominal pain and rectal leakage of some of those fats that go unabsorbed. ...Read more

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Does phen375 weight loss pills really work to lose weight fast?

Does phen375 weight loss pills really work to lose weight fast?

Dangerous: Phentermine is a stimulant like methamphetamine. It is addictive, cause irritability, anxiety, sweating, tremor, insomnia and dry mouth. More importantly it increases blood pressure and heart rate. A similar drug called Meridia was withdrawn by the fda after it was shown to cause heart attack and strokes. Unfortunately, the modest weight loss with Phentermine and tenuate is not worth the risks. ...Read more

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Does metformin help with weight loss?

Does metformin help with weight loss?

Yes but...: While weight loss may occur while taking metformin, weight loss is not usually the reason the medicine is prescribed. The drug does have to be taken under the supervision of a prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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How does water help weight loss?

How does water help weight loss?

By filling stomach: Which produces a feeling of being full; so one can reduce further intake of food. Drinking a glassful with a salad before the main course, and with discipline to not overeat, would result in weight reduction. Regular exercises greatly helps also. Keep doing regular checkups with your gp. ...Read more