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How do you lower your body fat with out loosing weight or gaining?

How do you lower your body fat with out loosing weight or gaining?

Exercise : Women have higher body fat than men. However u can increase muscle definition / tone by incorporating a stengthening program in your daily routine. See a qualified personal trainer and dietician who can help you achieve your goals. Good luck! ...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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How to increase your metabolism to lose weight if you started gaining a lot of weight after menopause?

How to increase your metabolism to lose weight if you started gaining a lot of weight after menopause?

Exercise: There are no pills, hormones, or supplements that can increase your metabolism, unless you have a medical problem (such as hypothyroidism). The only real way to increase your metabolism is by doing regular aerobic exercise. I recommend walking the equivalent of 15 miles weekly or bicycling 45 miles weekly (the speed doesn't matter) ...Read more

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Does smoking really prevent you from losing weight?

Does smoking really prevent you from losing weight?

Other way around: The nicotine in tobacco smoke actually is an appetite suppressant, so that a problem in people quitting smoking is that they gain weight. However, there are always idiosyncratic reactions that individual people have because of their biological variations. Losing weight is mostly a matter of eating less and exercising more. Some people need to eat much less and exercise much more. If u smoke, stop. ...Read more

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I'm losing weight from gastritis, what can I do to prevent more weight loss?

I'm losing weight from gastritis, what can I do to prevent more weight loss?

Discuss w/your: doctor a/or gastroenterologist, particularly if conventional therapy with lifestyle intervention and medication such as zantac (ranitidine) or prilosec hasn't been effective. ...Read more

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Does losing weight has anything to do with your cycle stopping?

Does losing weight has anything to do with your cycle stopping?

Yes;other causes too: It is common for young women to miss periods, due to anovulation (not releasing an egg in middle of menstrual cycle), especially with excessive stress, weight loss, or exercise. However, persistent missed periods (amenorrhea) can also be sign of pregnancy or other medical condition. See your clinician if pregnancy test negative or not sexually active and no period >3 months. ...Read more

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When you get your periods after weaning breastmilk, does your estrogen get back to normal?Also since estrogen is fat burning, do you lose weight fast?

When you get your periods after weaning breastmilk, does your estrogen get back to normal?Also since estrogen is fat burning, do you lose weight fast?

Not right away: And actually breastfeeding makes your body burn more calories, so when weaning, the tendency is more for you to gain weight rather loose. It is always important to eat right and get plenty of exercise. ...Read more

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Could you explain when using bulimia to lose weight, does brushing your teeth stop them from rotting?

Could you explain when using bulimia to lose weight, does brushing your teeth stop them from rotting?

See your PCP: Brushing your teeth after you vomit can contribute to tooth decay. Treatment for bulimia involves psychological counseling, nutritional counseling and medication such as antidepressants. See your PCP for consultation. Do not delay. ...Read more

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How much weight do you need to lose to decrease the size of your liver if it is borderline from fatty liver? Already lost 42 lbs.

How much weight do you need to lose to decrease the size of your liver if it is borderline from fatty liver? Already lost 42 lbs.

BMI: Fatty liver disease associated with obesity can improve with wt loss based on your bmi. A bmi < 30 with a healthy lifestyle can show signs of improvement. Monitor your liver enzymes routinely. ...Read more

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How can you avoid gaining weight you lost on Vyvanse/amphetamines once you stop?Aside from suppressing appetite they DO increase Basal Metabolic Rate

How can you avoid gaining weight you lost on Vyvanse/amphetamines once you stop?Aside from suppressing appetite they DO increase Basal Metabolic Rate

Rebound weight gain: It is not unusual to experience wight gain after discontinuation of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) or other stimulants due to rebound increase in appetite. If not kept in check, it can lead to weight gain, as would be expected. It does not increase BMR, as is commonly believed. The best way to maintain weight is to monitor calorie intake and activity level. This can be achieved with mindful eating and regular exercise. ...Read more

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What happens to the bulky muscle you already have when you start losing fat and slimming down?

What happens to the bulky muscle you already have when you start losing fat and slimming down?

It depends: It depends on the type of diet you are using, if any. In order to spare your protien, you should supplement it in your diet. Have your doctor refer you to a dietician. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i've given up drinking. Will the weight gain caused by stopping smoking be cancelled out by the weight loss due to not drinking?

Can you tell me if i've given up drinking. Will the weight gain caused by stopping smoking be cancelled out by the weight loss due to not drinking?

It could: Congrats on quitting two bad habits. Weight gain after stopping smoking is rarely more than 5-10 pounds, and I have not seen many patients complain of weight loss after stopping alcohol (since they usually just substituted alcohol for other calorie sources). The health gains from quitting both will more than outweigh the risks of a little weight gain, and you can work on losing those pounds too. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight from your face if it has alittle fat?

Can you lose weight from your face if it has alittle fat?

Maybe a little: Fat can be deposited anywhere in your body so when you gain or lose weight you can see the differences all over. If you are not losing weight all over, there is nothing specific you can do to just lose weight in your face ... at least enough to see a difference. Many factors influence how fat is deposited and if your face is just "a little fat", it is meant to be that way. Smile, beautiful! ...Read more

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Will an infected gallbladder keep you from losing weight?

No: Gallbladder disease causes the opposite by interfering with eating. Patients with gallbladder disease and pain with eating, usually eat less and if anything, loose weight. ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is drinking alcohol when trying to lose weight or bulk up?

How harmful for your health is drinking alcohol when trying to lose weight or bulk up?

RIGHT: When you say "how bad" you know the answer. Alcohol doesn't take weight off or put muscle on. It really isn't meant to be used for either. ...Read more

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Does cutting diet coke out of your system actually cause you to lose weight?

Does cutting diet coke out of your system actually cause you to lose weight?

Research is limited: The research linking diet coke to weight gain is mixed. Some feel that drinking an artificially sweet substance can trick your body and lead you to eat more calories. An association has been shown between consuming diet drinks and larger waist size, with possible metabolic syndrome. But this is not a cause-effect relationship, nor does it suggest that stopping diet coke leads to losing weight. ...Read more

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Not losing weight but seem to be losing fat from chest/ ribs. Ribs starting to show. Not exercising or doing weights. What can cause this?

Not losing weight but seem to be losing fat from chest/ ribs. Ribs starting to show. Not exercising or doing weights. What can cause this?

Eating well?: If so, you need an internist 2 eval u very soon. Unless u r not bolumic or anorexic, this is not good. Bulimia ; anorexia also need 2 b addressed if that is the cause. ...Read more

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Does an underactive thyroid really prevent you from losing weight?

Does an underactive thyroid really prevent you from losing weight?

If your: Thyroid is underactive you will not burn up calories at a normal rate, and it is difficult to lose weight even with diet and exercise. Getting on the correct dose of brand name T4 replacement and restoring your thyroid levels to normal will return your weight loss ability to normal as well. You'll still need to eat less and exercise more, however. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more