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Are diet pills effective weight loss tools?

Are diet pills effective weight loss tools?

Probably not: Over-the-counter diet pills decrease one's appetite a bit (they are related to stimulants). A person's desire to eat can be much stronger that a diet pill's power to decrease his appetite, so he will likely continue to eat too many calories. Also, diet pills don't increase one's desire to exercise. If something as simple as a diet pill actually worked, we would not have so much obesity in america. ...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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How effective is the medi slim weight loss program?

How effective is the medi slim weight loss program?

Depends on You: The bottom line for any weight loss program is how well you can maintain that lifestyle. I don't like to put patients on a "diet", because that means sooner or later, the patient is "off the diet". I like to help patients learn how to live a healthy lifestyle which is enjoyable for the patient. That is the only way you will maintain results. See more at my website www.Jhsurgery.Com. ...Read more

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Does Alli weight loss work?

Does Alli weight loss work?

Alli: Alli does not work well for most women. The weight loss with Alli is accomplished through the decreased absorption of dietary fat. The problem with this is that most women are usually carbohydrate lovers--breads, starches, fruits, sweets-these food types can have almost no fat in them, therefore excess carb calories=more stored body fat. I have not seen many GI side effects; also little help! ...Read more

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Is weight loss surgery effective?

Is weight loss surgery effective?

Yes if you work it: I have seen people do very well after weight loss surgery. It takes few months after surgery for results to show it is not dramatic the weight loss. But keep tonifying the body and with weight loss make sure you manage nutritional needs simultaneously. ...Read more

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How effective is udvarthana weight loss programme?

How effective is udvarthana weight loss programme?

Udvarthana Ayurvedic: I admire you for your desire to have good Health. Herbal massage called Udvartana prevents sagging of the skin, combined with Ayurvedic weight loss diet: Eat fresh fruits and vegetables and fresh cooked food, not to cook the same food twice, No snack between meals Avoid processed food, oily food, refrigerating and reheating the food, Eat slowly and quietly in calm atmosphere. It is effective. ...Read more

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Daily program diet for losing weight?

Daily program diet for losing weight?

Many options!: If you want a program that works and has meals pre-made for you so you don't have to measure and track calories, I would try Take Shape for Life. I, myself, used this program and lost 60 lb which has stayed off for 5 years. If that's not appealing, then look at www.myfitnesspal.com for ideas. A great book to read on permanent weight control: Dr. A's Habits of Health by Dr. Wayne Scott Anderson ...Read more

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Is topiramate effective for weight loss?

Is topiramate effective for weight loss?

Yes: For some patients if is very effective for weight loss, especially effective for binge eaters and persons with strong sugar cravings, it is effective for other cravings as well, also effective for alcohol cravings. Not for everyone, it can have bothersome side effects, mood and memory disturbances. I start with very low dose, 25 mg. Works best with comprehensive weight loss program. ...Read more

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Which extreme weight loss methods?

Which extreme weight loss methods?

Wt loss: Starvation, laxatives, diuretics, induction of vomiting, etc.. These are not the right ways to lose weight. ...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 the weight watchers program work?

Does the weight watchers program work?

It can: Almost all dietary programs work to help you lose weight. The programs start with extra degrees of encouragement and motivation and this is how weight watchers also works. The problem with all dietary programs is sticking to it over time. Most who lose weight, will gain it back unless they have superior will power and self control. ...Read more

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How effective is the udvarthanam weight loss program?

How effective is the udvarthanam weight loss program?

Weight loss program: I am not familiar w/the weight program you mention. You need to look into their research data and. A safe and effective route is to see your doctor so he/she can clear you for a weight management program such as low carb and higher protein food plan, sometimes called a ketogenic diet. Peace and good health. Please don't forget other areas such as gentle exercise and friends. ...Read more

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Is the medfast weight loss program a healthy approach to dieting?

Is the medfast weight loss program a healthy approach to dieting?

Another program: Weight loss program works provided it fits your personality and medical issues. All weight loss program works to a certain extent but the ongoing lifestyle management and stress management is upto you. ...Read more

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Do weight loss pills work?

Do weight loss pills work?

No quick fix: The best program for weight loss focuses on education and provides ongoing support. Go to www.Drnewton.Tsfl.Com and spend some time looking a the take shape for life program. You can send me an email from there if you are interested in learning more about the program. I can coach you through the program. ...Read more

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Does weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Does weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Stress: If you try to change metabolism quickly, your body gets stressed out, and your hormones follow. Aim for one or two pounds per week, slow and steady wins the race, you can download a food diary on my webpage www.Familyhealth.Pro. ...Read more

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Which weight loss program is good for diabetics?

Which weight loss program is good for diabetics?

Healthy diets: Any diets that promote healthy eating, gradual weight loss (regimen that you can maintain for life instead of just the short period of time while you are on the diet), and include some form of exercise are "good for diebetics.". ...Read more

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I weight 245 pounds is phendimetrazine safe and effective weight loss pill?

I weight 245 pounds is phendimetrazine safe and effective weight loss pill?

Largely No, Neither: Most Rx & OTC Wt products not good. Victoza (liraglutide) +/- Symlin can help. Body is constantly tearing itself down, thus ?ing body mass/wt. If we eat less than this, wt goes down. Thus weigh daily to 0.1 lb, after up & commode, record & review previous day to see what does/does not works. Building muscle mass really helps. Study comment: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1319908 & my other answers. ...Read more

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Is the curves workout circuit effective for weight loss? Improved stamina? Overall fitness?

Is the curves workout circuit effective for weight loss? Improved stamina? Overall fitness?

Can be: Any workout can be effective if it burns calories and improves your cardiovascular fitness. Do something you enjoy, because you need to do it long-term, not just for a short period of time. Also, you need to restrict your caloric intake to less than you're burning off in order to lose weight. ...Read more

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What is the best and most effective weight loss program that really works?

What is the best and most effective weight loss program that really works?

Weight Loss Program: 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://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=xuhyfx5l0pg&feature=youtube_gdata_player. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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. Vasu Brown
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