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Can making yourself throw up help you lose weight faster?

Can making yourself throw up help you lose weight faster?

Don't do it: There are so many health problems with making yourself vomit. Don't do it. If you are so concerned about your weight or the way you look that you are considering this as a weight loss technique, you should speak to your doctor. Self induced vomiting may start out as an effort to lose weight, but it can quickly spin out of control and become an enormous problem that you can't control. Don't do it. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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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Could forcing myself to throw up make me lose weight?

Could forcing myself to throw up make me lose weight?

BEWARE: Of bulimia. This is a dangerous procedure and stop doing it if you still have the willpower. It may become automatic as bulimia. ...Read more

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Is it ok to throw up after eating? Want to lose weight

Is it ok to throw up after eating? Want to lose weight

Bulimia : When you vomit after eating you deprive your body of nutrients. The acid from your vomit is harmful to your esophagus and teeth. When your body is deprived of nutrients it gets the nutrients from other parts of your body, affecting your muscles, your heart, your bones, kidneys, etc. ...Read more

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I'm 17 and weigh 210lbs, 5'8. I'm play basketball and throw for track. I've been trying to lose weight but nothing works? What should I do?

I'm 17 and weigh 210lbs, 5'8. I'm play basketball and throw for track. I've been trying to lose weight but nothing works? What should I do?

Loosing wt easy from: physics, just not human viewpoint; using food for comfort, taste, widely available, few restrictions. Carbohydrate foods most stored as fat. Study: http://goo.gl/uDGIwD, H-Fat, especially MCT foods least likely: http://goo.gl/fSV2kU & can help ? body fat: http://goo.gl/Z8g5US, Study: HFLC ...Read more

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I take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 40 msg once a day and its takes away my apetite. Trying to eat is impossible, i throw up. I lose weight and feel weak. Is this normal?

I take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 40 msg once a day and its takes away my apetite. Trying to eat is impossible, i throw up. I lose weight and feel weak. Is this normal?

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): Nope. You need to talk to your prescribing doctor about your symptoms ; ask if adjusting the dose is feasible. ...Read more

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Will camping and making smores every day hinder my ability to lose weight as well?

Will camping and making smores every day hinder my ability to lose weight as well?

Funny!: If your camping activities (hiking, collecting wood, making fires, carrying water, rock climbing, playing ring toss, etc.) offset the 242 calories in each s'more you eat, you'll be ok. Keep majoring in activity and minoring in eating and you'll be ahead of the curve. ...Read more

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How can I encourage my 7 year old to lose weight without making him self conscious?

How can I encourage my 7 year old to lose weight without making him self conscious?

Diet and Exercise: I would suggest five servings of fruits and vegetables per day, lean protein and whole grains. Aerobic exercise at least three times per week, and avoiding sugary beverages will help him to maintain a health BMI. ...Read more

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I'm 5'9" and 163 lbs is this normal weight? I'm finding it so hard to lose weight. I'm on a lot of diet pills but they're just making me sick. help?

I'm 5'9" and 163 lbs is this normal weight? I'm finding it so hard to lose weight. I'm on a lot of diet pills but they're just making me sick. help?

Your BMI normal wt: Your BMI, body mass index is 24.1 7 normal weight is BMI 18.5 -24.9. You are not overweight, nor obese, but in the normal category. If you want to be more healthy, increase your exercise and fine tune your dietary choices. Aim for plant based diet, fresh fruits & veggies, lean protein, nonfat dairy or almond milk or soy milk for calcium & protein. Go for Mediterranean diet. diet pills don't work ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more