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Does the anti depressant dosulepin lower your metabolism , ? Will healthy eating & exercise allow weight loss on this anti depressant ?

Does the anti depressant dosulepin lower your metabolism , ? Will healthy eating & exercise allow weight loss on this anti depressant ?

No goofy diets: Taking those meds wont keep you from losing weight. It always comes down to the balance of calories in and calories worked off. Try to avoid goofy diets and instead change lifestyle. Limit carbs and fast foods, try whole foods and vegies. No snacking and avoid fast foods. Work at lifestyle changes not goofy diets. ...Read more

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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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Help please! is drinking mineral water, not eating, and doing exercise good for weight loss?

Help please! is drinking mineral water, not eating, and doing exercise good for weight loss?

Yes,: But also check in with your doc as well regularly, so any problems you might come across, be DX and properly sorted out. Not eating at all is bad for you and most likely be impossible to do, as the body needs regular intake to run its basic functions, like the heart beating, breathing, function of the various organs, etc. Good luck. ...Read more

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56 year old male lost 20 lbs in a 2month period without changing eating habits , no weight loss or exercise program. What can cause this?

56 year old male  lost 20 lbs in a 2month period without  changing eating habits , no weight loss  or exercise program. What can cause this?

Does not sound right: This is what we call unintentional weight loss and should be investigated. No change in intake or activities, but significant wt loss suggests some metobolic/endocrine/neoplastic process is likely. Hyperthyroidism is most likely, but this is just a guess without further information/exam. I suggest consulting doc as soon as feasible. Good luck. ...Read more

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Best weight loss shakes/protien shakes to lose weight with exercise and healthy eating?

Best weight loss shakes/protien shakes to lose weight with exercise and healthy eating?

There is no best: Weight loss shake as ideally you'd stick to natural unprocessed foods as best as you can. Remember that motility wise, liquids pass through the stomach more quickly than solids and may be less appetite suppressing. Remember in regards to "diet", the best one is the one that you can stick too and control your caloric intake. ...Read more

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I'm 5'1" & weigh 250 lbs, not over eating, under. Is weight loss surgery a good option? Chronic lower back pain=hard to exercise, weight hurts back

I'm 5'1" & weigh 250 lbs, not over eating, under. Is weight loss surgery a good option? Chronic lower back pain=hard to exercise, weight hurts back

If you are really: 7 years old, you should not be on HealthTap. If you are older, you MUST be overeating to weigh 250 pounds. If you do not have a medical condition, such as hypothyroidism, that can be treated -- you need intensive education in caloric restriction, increased physical activity and weight reduction. ...Read more

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Can gastritis cause difficulty in weight loss? Been eating low carb, counting calories, lots of exercise, no weight loss! lots of gas, bloating, cramps

Can gastritis cause difficulty in weight loss? Been eating low carb, counting calories, lots of exercise, no weight loss! lots of gas, bloating, cramps

Yes.: Gastritis can cause improper digestion with gas, bloating, and cramps. This indicates a problem with stomach acid, small intestine enzymes, gut bacteria or combination thereof. Carbohydrates may stay too long in stomach and/or proteins/fats may pass through too quickly resulting in fermentation or putrefaction. Use enzymes, betaine and acidophilus from professional sources for best results. ...Read more

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Which is the quickest exercise weight loss?

Which is the quickest exercise weight loss?

There is no one!: You can expend as many calories per minute in many forms of exercise. One tip: your perception of exertion will be less when you exercise arms and legs simultaneously. But your heart rate will be your guide. So find a sporting activity you enjoy and do it a a high intensity for as long as you can! ...Read more

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What is the number one weight loss exercise?

What is the number one weight loss exercise?

Weight Loss Plan: Weight loss plan to lose no more than 2 pounds per week.  have a no carb breakfast such as eggs and lowfat cottage cheese a high-protein glucose control drink, such as boost or glucerna for lunch and a low-fat dinner.  walk 6 miles or run 3 miles per week and do a muscle toning routine as shown here: http://youtu.Be/awlfaalr_e8. ...Read more

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What exercise can I do at home for weight loss?

What exercise can I do at home for weight loss?

Any one you want: There are several home exercise programs available that are all effective for losing weight (i.E p90x, insanity, etc.) the key to losing weight is increasing your activity to burn calories, while maintaining a healthy diet. ...Read more

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How is an exercise regimen good for weight loss?

How is an exercise regimen good for weight loss?

Fun & burns calories: One should choose an exercise he or she really enjoys. Any form of exercise burns calories, so if one does not eat or drink more calories than he is using during his exercise, then his body will burn up fat as fuel. However, if a person drinks a large orange juice (about 300 calories) while exercising, and exercises away only 200 calories, he will still get fatter even though he is exercising. ...Read more

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Sir suggest me two exercise for weight loss.....

Sir suggest me two exercise for weight loss.....

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. ...Read more

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What types of exercise are best for weight loss?

What types of exercise are best for weight loss?

Cutting calories: It's a good idea to exercise whether or not you need to lose weight. Exercising probably won't help you lose weight, but once you've lost it, exercising will help keep the weight off -- which is the ultimate goal. Physical activity guidelines for americans recommend that adults do 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity (like brisk walking) 5 days a week. To keep weight off more is better. ...Read more

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Opinions on what's a good exercise for weight loss?

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Opinions on what's a good exercise for weight loss?

Weight loss exercise: Its one of the most important parts of successful weight loss, is an exercise plan. Weight loss is about calories in versus calories out. You can only limit your calories so much, before you have to start burning more. The type of exercise may vary depending on your joint health, physical condition, age, height, weight, and sex. Most important is regular daily exercise of 30 min or more. ...Read more

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Which is the most ultimate exercise for weight loss?

Any!: Any exercise that you enjoy and can do will work! make sure that it is safe to exercise with your doctor first, and then start doing something you enjoy! walking, boxing, gardening, swimming, volleyball, pogo-sticking, the skies the limit. The key is not what you do, but how intense it is. Getting your heart rate up to a goal range (depends on gender and age) for 150 minutes a week is the goal! ...Read more

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What are some tips for weight loss without exercise ?

What are some tips for weight loss without exercise ?

Daily activities: Make your daily activities more difficult - take the stairs, park further away, bike/ walk to work/ store, sit on a swiss ball/ at your desk and stand up every time you answer the phone, or lunge/ hop/ jump from place to place in your house. Things like these may seem small and silly, but the increased calorie burn can add up over time. Don't forget a healthy diet! ...Read more

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Help please! is basketball a good weight loss exercise?

Help please! is basketball a good weight loss exercise?

If you: Do it vigorously for an extended period -- any exercise is better than none. A calorie is a calorie, and the more you burn off and the less you eat, the more you lose. ...Read more

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Are advertisements about weight loss without exercise true?

Are advertisements about weight loss without exercise true?

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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Do you know which type of exercise is better for weight loss?

Do you know which type of exercise is better for weight loss?

Yes: The kind you stick with for life! Find something you really like doing that gets and keeps your heart rate up, and don't quit in a few weeks or months. ...Read more

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Exercise doesn't seem to help my weight loss. What should I do?

Exercise doesn't seem to help my weight loss. What should I do?

Change your food: The older you get, the less impact exercise alone has on weight. The body adjust amount of calories you take in & burn to your new exercise level. Weight loss stalls. You must take in fewer calories, too. Then adjust diet so that nearly all your calories come from real food. When in doubt, ask if it was available to cave people. If not, put it down. That means bread, cheese, alcohol, chocolate :(. ...Read more

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Is skipping for ten minutes or more good exercise for weight loss?

Is skipping for ten minutes or more good exercise for weight loss?

Any : Cardiovascular exercise is good. Try to get time up to 30-40 minutes daily. If you need to skip 10 min 4 times a day. Build up your endurance. Also eat well and drink plenty if water ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best exercise and diet for weight loss?

Can you tell me what is the best exercise and diet for weight loss?

Ask your doc first: Everyone is different and has different tolerances for exercise and diet. Portion control is the best long term diet strategy. I usually have people multiply their ideal body weight by 12 and that's on average how many calories they should eat daily from then on to get and maintain that weight. Then I recommend high intensity exercise, if the patient is able, since that builds the most muscle. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good exercise for weight loss and slimming down figure?

Can you recommend a good exercise for weight loss and slimming down figure?

Aquatic exercise: Swim, water aerobics or walking in chest deep water. We are about 80% lighter standing in chest deep water due to buoyancy. This will make exercising easier. Start with an amount that is relatively easy and comfortable, then repeat 4 or more days per week and add a few minutes to the program once a week, initially only add 2-3 mins per week, so you don't over do it. Don't give up and keep moving. ...Read more

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Please explain why people think that just exercise alone will help with weight loss?

Please explain why people think that just exercise alone will help with weight loss?

Exercise burns : Calories, and that can help lose weight, but it is only fully effective when combined with dietary restriction. You have to walk 35 miles to burn off one pound-- that's a lot of exercise. ...Read more

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How is it that low intensity exercise is better for weight loss than high intensity exercise?

How is it that low intensity exercise is better for weight loss than high intensity exercise?

Combo is better: For weight loss, many will find that a combination of alternating high intensity with low intensity exercise is more helpful for stimulating weight loss. ...Read more

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I've been doing some exercise for weight loss and was wondering when is the best time to do those exercises?

I've been doing some exercise for weight loss and was wondering when is the best time to do those exercises?

No specific time: as long as you do them on a regular basis at least 5 days a week. You also need to eat a good balanced diet and moderate portions. ...Read more

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When it comes to weight loss, what percentage of work needed is food related and what percentage is exercise related?

When it comes to weight loss, what percentage of work needed is food related and what percentage is exercise related?

Different Approach: Weight loss is not "food related or exercise related". It is the sum total of energy in and energy out. When you exercise, you use up energy (burn calories). When you eat, you store energy (consume calories). If you take any more than you burn up, you gain weight. Without cutting some calories, it is difficult to lose a significant amount of weight. ...Read more

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Weight loss, I have been not very active for over a year and am 6'6" and 443lb. I want to know how i need to start out exercise.

See below: Please see your physician for an evaluation and they will make recommendations on how you need to start out exercising. My first advice would be just start walking no more than 15 to 20 minutes a day to you build up your endurance. RemoveSugar, soft drinks, and high carbohydrate foods from your diet. Drink plenty of water... But most importantly see your physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I started my weight loss journey 5 months ago lost about 14 kgs bt for 2 months nw i am unable to lose weight with the same diet n exercise.

I started my weight loss journey 5 months ago lost about 14 kgs bt for 2 months nw i am unable to lose weight with the same diet n exercise.

Weight plateau: You are in a weight loss plateau. This is the bodies adjustment to your lost weight. Your resting metabolic rate has decreased and you will need to change your diet by decreasing caloric intake, or just being vigilant on your current plan. Additionally I recommend you change your exercise routine to an activity that is new for you. ...Read more

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How does exercise quicken weight loss?

How does exercise quicken weight loss?

Burns Calories : The quantity of calories needed for weight loss varies for each individual. As a basic rule of thumb, weight loss occurs when your caloric expenditure exceeds your caloric intake. When exercising, your body is burning off calories consumed. For optimal weight loss, minimize intake and boost exercise. If other weight loss methods are of interest, visit doctorscotts.Com. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can yoga a form of weight loss exercise?

Can yoga a form of weight loss exercise?

It can be: Yoga is good for the mind and body. It does not burn off as many calories as weight lifting, running, etc. It could be easily combined with other forms of physical activity and dietary restriction into a healthy weight loss program. ...Read more

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How does anaerobic exercise impact weight loss?

How does anaerobic exercise impact weight loss?

It can serve to: Augment weight loss. In fact, any form of exercise can help. Anaerobic exercise tends to be more efficient in regards to calorie burning than aerobic exercise. But the strongest factor in regards to weight loss comes from caloric management. Beware, that either form of exercise can sometimes have a negative effect on weight loss due to a proportionally increased appetite with exercise. ...Read more

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Which is better for weight loss, dieting or exercise?

Which is better for weight loss, dieting or exercise?

Diet AND exercise: They complement each other so you will achieve more robust and better result if you do both. More importantly, you will need both to maintain your progress. ...Read more

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What is more important for weight loss: diet or exercise?

What is more important for weight loss: diet or exercise?

Diet: Calories in are an important part of weight loss. That is not to minimize the importance of exercise and activity, however, if you eat one slice of cheesecake at a restaurant (600-800 calories) you would have to walk for 2 hours to burn those additional calories. Many are not aware of the caloric value and fat content of their diet. Ultimately both should be incorporated. ...Read more

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What is the best exercise for optimum weight loss? Cardio?

What is the best exercise for optimum weight loss? Cardio?

Mix it Up!!: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. Consider running, > ...Read more

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Why did my weight loss stop even though i diet and exercise?

Why did my weight loss stop even though i diet and exercise?

Exercise: At some point one reaches equilibrium. If more weight loss is needed, then more exercise or fewer calories need to happen. ...Read more

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How important is aerobic exercise for weight loss and health?

How important is aerobic exercise for weight loss and health?

Very: Weight loss should be from a combination of aerobic conditioning, resistance training and improved nutrition. Changing eating, or eating less can result in wieght loss but you are more likely tokeep the wieght off if youadd exercise to your regimen. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best weight loss pill no exercise?

Can you tell me what is the best weight loss pill no exercise?

Weight Loss: I can’t personally make recommendations for weight loss products but the following are FDA approved: Alli, Xenical (orlistat),Meridia (sibutramine), Adipex-P (phentermine) and Sanorex (mazindol). ...Read more

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Which one is more important for weight loss - diet or exercise?

Which one is more  important for weight loss - diet or exercise?

Balance the two: If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in 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 walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more