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Does hoodia really work for weight loss?

Does hoodia really work for weight loss?

Probably not: There is no scientific information available, because there have been no scientific studies. What that generally means is, if it looks like a duck, and sounds like a duck, and walks like a duck...........In other words, quack! save your money and meet with a qualified registered dietitian. Don't get your medical information from tv and the internet. ...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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Could kapalabhati really work for weight loss?

Could kapalabhati really work for weight loss?

It's not magic: It's not going to "remove toxins" or do anything for your weight that exercise and sensible diet won't. If it helps you relax, this old-fashioned yoga practice is fine. But the worst thing you can do if you're seeking health and fitness is to look to magic rather than getting serious about real exercise and educating yourself and changing your approach to eating. ...Read more

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Does phentermine 375 really work for weight loss?

Does phentermine 375 really work for weight loss?

Not much help: Phentermine does suppress appetite, and a lot of people initially lose weight on it, but the appetite suppression doesn't last, you can become tolerant to the effects. Also, most of the time when the phertermine is stopped, the appetite is increased to more than what it was before you took it, and regaining the lost weight is common. ...Read more

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How does bladderwrack work for losing weight?

How does bladderwrack work for losing weight?

Bladderwrack: Bladderwrack (Fucus Vesiculosus) has been reported to help with lipid balance in obesity combined with hypothyroidism. I can't recommend for or against it. Would consult with your physician before taking bladderwrack or any other supplements. ...Read more

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Does hoodia work for weight loss?

Does hoodia work for weight loss?

Probably not: There is no scientific information available, because there have been no scientific studies. What that generally means is, if it looks like a duck, and sounds like a duck, and walks like a duck...........In other words, quack! save your money and meet with a qualified registered dietitian. Don't get your medical information from tv and the internet. ...Read more

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Does zumba fitness really work on the wii and can I expect weight loss with 1300 calorie diet?

Does zumba fitness really work on the wii and can I expect weight loss with 1300 calorie diet?

Zumba: Zumba is great but a 1300 calorie diet is not.Studies show that calorie restricted diets like this don't work in the long term, although you may be successful in the short term.Dont count calories, focus on the quality of food ...Read more

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Hypnosis for weight loss: how does it work?

Hypnosis for weight loss: how does it work?

Hypnosis helps: Hypnosis has been found to be effective as part of a weight loss program when combined with other behavioral techniques. It seems to be most effective for reducing stress and anxiety which can be triggers for overeating. ...Read more

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Does zerona really work to lose weight?

Does zerona really work to lose weight?

No: The science behind zerona is unconvincing. I think the weight loss happens because of the diet and supplements they use, not the treatments themselves. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture for weight loss work?

Does acupuncture for weight loss work?

Yes: Ask my patients. I work mainly with an active duty military population who can loss their career if over-weight. I have quite a few patients whom i see weekly - who have lost between 25 to 40 pounds. But - you need to be physically active, ensure that calories burned exceed calories in and have a healthful lifestyle. The needles simply help to suppress appetite (esp. Junk carbohydrates). ...Read more

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Does hCG work for weight loss?

Does hCG work for weight loss?

It's not proven to: What works is reducing caloric intake. Weight loss clinics often tout the weight loss effects of hcg, but what really helps is that they put their clients on a drastically reduced calorie intake. This seems to work great in the short run, but is not sustainable, and all too often the weight comes right back. ...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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Do detox diets really work for weight loss?

Do detox diets really work for weight loss?

No: The only thing that works for weight loss in the long term is eating less and being more physically active. Making temporary changes and then going back to usual eating habits will result in gaining back the weight you lost. Check out this site to learn about fad diets: http://www.Eatright.Org/public/. ...Read more

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Does strength training really help with weight loss?

Does strength training really help with weight loss?

Yes: However ultimately it is getting your heart rate up. This can be done with cardio or weight training. Advantage of weight training is that muscle uses more calories and energy and therefore will burn more eaten calories. ...Read more

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What does pomagranate do for weight loss?

What does pomagranate do for weight loss?

Healthy low cal food: Pomegrante is a healthy fruit rich in antioxidants ; low in calories ; thus is healthy for those who want to lose weight. A recent study suggests it may suppress appetite though more research is needed. To lose weight minimize sugars, starches ; fried foods and emphasize vegetables, beans, nuts ; low-glycemic fruits like pomegrante.Exercise is important too. See my comment for links to more info. ...Read more

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Is diet or exercise more important for weight loss? Tried everything, won't work - how to lose body fat?

Is diet or exercise more important for weight loss? Tried everything, won't work - how to lose body fat?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. Exercises such as crunches, planks, sit-ups, etc are good for toning the abdominal muscles, but cardio is best for weight loss. ...Read more

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Could adipex work for weight loss?

Could adipex work for weight loss?

Only as long: as you're taking it. The only long-term solution is eating less and exercising more. Learn to lead a healthier life-style now and continue for the rest of your life. There's no magic fix. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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How well does garcinia cambogia premium work for weight loss?

How well does garcinia cambogia premium  work for weight loss?

Don't use it: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as people died from using it. I see a handful of patients per month with abnormal liver tests after using this medicine. I would NOT recommend it. There is no "magic pill" for weight loss. Diet and exercise remain the #1 way to lose weight and keep it off ...Read more

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What can I do for good weight loss or dieting sites?

What can I do for good weight loss or dieting sites?

Weight Watchers: They are at least honest and reliable. Stay away from any supplements or internet cures or anything being sold by friends or neighbors. These are all garbage and a waste of $$$. ...Read more

Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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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


Dr. James Henning
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Fitness Programs (Definition)

Fitness Programs Exercise and Fitness Programs are offered by healthcare facilities to help their patients learn to improve their fitness level and ...Read more