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Does marijuana affect you from building muscles or losing weight ?

Does marijuana affect you from building muscles or losing weight ?

Yes: Initially there is interference to growth hormone production and testosterone which will interfere with muscle building in addition unless appetite is controlled and nutritious foods are consumed instead of junk foods, bodybuilders and fitness models who use marijuana may find that they are constantly involved in a battle of the bulge. ...Read more

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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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Please describe a good diet for losing weight and building muscle?

Please describe a good diet for losing weight and building muscle?

Diet and exercise: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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Which diet and foods are good for losing weight and building muscle?

Which diet and foods are good for losing weight and building muscle?

Protein , veggies: Lean protein--chicken, fish, lean beef, and lots of green veggies --that 's the best way to lose weight and build muscle. Drink lots of water. ...Read more

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How do I prevent myself losing weight while building muscle?

How do I prevent myself losing weight while building muscle?

Eat healthy high : Calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Consider foods like: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, smoothies (w added silken tofu or powdered milk), greek yogurt (full –fat), . ...Read more

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Building or losing muscle whilst losing weight?

Building or losing muscle whilst losing weight?

?? a good question: Hi, obviously i would choose that you lose weight and gain muscle as the same tim but, unfortunately, most patients can't do this it would require at least an hour of sweating exercise daily and low calorie intake simultaneously.It is usually better to eat less and create a weight loss first and then concentrate on increased exercise after the weight loss to build muscle.Exercise some daily. ...Read more

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Best exercises for losing weight quicker and without building bulky muscle? Also how much time a day is good?

Best exercises for losing weight quicker and without building bulky muscle? Also how much time a day is good?

Power walking: is a great way to boost metabolism and tone up muscles w/out bulking up. Go for 20 to 30 minutes daily for starters. Walk a bit faster than usual, not just stroll. Use earphones to keep from boredom or do a walking meditation. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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After losing weight should I go right into building muscle or do it while i'm losing weight? Is building muscle the same thing as toning?

After losing weight should I go right into building muscle or do it while i'm losing weight? Is building muscle the same thing as toning?

See details: You can start strength training at any time. In fact, strength training will actually help with the weight loss. Muscle toning is roughly the same thing. ...Read more

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Hello, I have relapsed since two weeks quitting marijuana..... Will the withdrawals come back as hard? How long can I expect tense muscles as well?

Hello, I have relapsed since two weeks quitting marijuana..... Will the withdrawals come back as hard? How long can I expect tense muscles as well?

Relapse: There is no way to predict how your body will react physically in a relapse. But, your brain is another story. Please get to a meeting. Call your sponsor. Reach out and talk to someone in the program. Relapse is part of recovery. You will do better if you do not use today. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a 22/Hispanic male with twitching muscles, and weaknes to have als? Should I be worried ?i also drink and smoke marijuana?

What are the chances of a 22/Hispanic male with twitching muscles, and weaknes to have als? Should I be worried ?i also drink and smoke marijuana?

Stop drinking alcohol: It's best to go to the neurologist if you think you have ALS symptoms. However the most important things you can do is stop drinking alcohol, which is a neurotoxin. If you had marijuana on top of this, you may be complicating your picture further. Having muscle twitching depending on where it's located can be due to your high stress level. So take it easy & see your doctor first. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


Marijuana (Definition)

Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more