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Been exercising eating right treadmill, losing weight everywhere but my stomache. Any ideas what i can do. Tyvm?

Been exercising eating right treadmill, losing weight everywhere but my stomache. Any ideas what i can do. Tyvm?

CENTRAL: OBESITY is GENETIC and the FAT there is the "last to go" Many people insist that the ELIPTICAL exercise machine does "the trick"! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...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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Hi, i'm 35 and i've tried exercise, eating right, pills .. Ect. To lose weight and nothing is working. Is there an underlying reason possibly?

Hi, i'm 35 and i've tried exercise, eating right, pills .. Ect. To lose weight and nothing is working. Is there an underlying reason possibly?

Calorie log: You could have a low thyroid and that is easy to check. Do a calorie count soon and see how many you really get each day. Many people are surprised how many calories they eat when they think they are being so good most of the time. All it takes is a day to undo a whole week of dieting. Keep a log and you will learn a lot i bet. Good luck. ...Read more

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Not eating right,losing lot weight,drs says its anziety can this be true,as theres nothing phyical going on?

Not eating right,losing lot weight,drs says its anziety can this be true,as theres nothing phyical going on?

Anx & wet loss: Yes, this can be quite true. Weight loss is commonly associated with moderate to severe anxiety. Some patients notice they have a loss of appetite or even feel nauseated a good deal if the time, and others feel fairly certain they've been eating just the same, but the pounds keep coming off. When properly treated, if anxiety is the cause, the weight is most commonly regained. Be well !:) ...Read more

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Eating more but losing weight?

Eating more but losing weight?

See doctor: Eating more but losing weight can be the result of many things. Are you increasing physical activity? Are you eating more calories or more high quality food with fewer calories? You should check with your doctor, diabetes can be associated with unintentional weight loss as well as several other medical problems. ...Read more

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Does eating slowly helps in losing weight?

Does eating slowly helps in losing weight?

Depend on calories: eating slowly is a good habit as it help digest food more and theoretically you should eat less because you spend more time with eating but if you spend long time and you eat the same amount of food and same calories that does not affect the weight good luck ...Read more

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Is eating pb&j everyday okay for losing weight?

Is eating pb&j everyday okay for losing weight?

Yes: Creating a routine and sticking to it can be very beneficial for weight loss. Select a healthy grain for your bread, choose natural peanut butter and measure how much you use, select lower sugar jellies and measure those as well. Keep a food journal with calories, fat, carbs, proteins: this meal provides healthy grain and fats. Add veggies, fruits and proteins into your day for balance. ...Read more

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What time should I stop eating when losing weight?

What time should I stop eating when losing weight?

Weight loss: When trying to lose weight, the timing of food intake is less important than the total amount of calories ingested. It doesn't really matter what time you eat them. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why am i losing weight even though i feel like i'm eating a lot?

Why am i losing weight even though i feel like i'm eating a lot?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My friend is losing weight by only eating once a day . That can't be healthy right ?

My friend is losing weight by only eating once a day . That  can't be healthy right ?

One a day meals: can make blood sugar (and mood) erratic. Better off to "graze" i.e., small amounts of food every few hours, especially protein. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How do I figure out why I am not losing weight despite working out and eating properly?

How do I figure out why I am not losing weight despite working out and eating properly?

How many calories : Are you burning? How many calories are you taking in? Eat healthfully ; be physically active. 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. ...Read more

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I keep on losing weight while trying to gain weight and eating alot.. how can i fix it?

I keep on losing weight while trying to gain weight and eating alot.. how can i fix it?

Recommendation : The first of all you need to know why you loosing weight. You need doctor's appointment and maybe some tests to figure out the cause. If no real medical problems your diet need to include high calories food, like pasta, cheese, butter, peanut butter, fish. ...Read more

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Hi Dr I have a problem with eating, I don’t have appetite for any food, it’s been weeks now. Should I be worried? I am losing weight too! Please help!

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I have a problem with eating, I don’t have appetite for any food, it’s been weeks now. Should I be worried? I am losing weight too! Please help!

Would need lot more: info for better answer. The water based vehicles (bodies) we inhabit are designed to store excess food as fat. Why? Fats are energy dense & do not bind water (thus minimize mass for energy stored). Eating drive is controlled from within brain/mind & poorly understood. So the big issue is what is behind "problem...eating"; integration of all the controls: emotional/life-issues+brain+body feedback. ...Read more

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Why am i losing weight when i'm eating more fattening food?

Why am i losing weight when i'm eating more fattening food?

Possibilities: There are multiple possibilities here. For a 16 year old girl, the main one would be eating less calories than you're expending through exercise, etc. Hyperthyroidism is another possibility, and difficulty absorbing nutrients would be another. These are not the only ones. Depending on the extent of weight loss, your best option would be to see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can hypnosis work in regards to losing weight / controlling eating?

Can hypnosis work in regards to losing weight / controlling eating?

Yes: Hypnosis can help for these disorders but work no better than any other therapy and only work for patients who are actually motivated to change their lifestyle. ...Read more

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