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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

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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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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Can taking fluoxetine promote weight loss?

Can taking fluoxetine promote weight loss?

No Rx for Depression: This is a ssri marketed for depression. Look it up yourself: en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fluoxetine, rxlist.Com/prozac-drug.Htm, with no clinical trials supporting a body fat loss response. On the other hand, people respond differently. Best for body fat loss is cut out carbs/sugar. Study: big fat lies, stossel debunking food myths, how the government makes you fat, science for smart people, dietdoctor, . ...Read more

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Does fluoxetine cause weight gain or weight loss?

Does fluoxetine cause weight gain or weight loss?

Prozac (fluoxetine): It originally was introduced as being weight neutral, but there are exceptional cases where we see weight changes either up or down. ...Read more

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Are weight loss pills safe to take?

Are weight loss pills safe to take?

Yes but monitor: All medications have side effects and many people can tolerate certain medications. Nevertheless, if you can tolerate the meds in the short term, there is no evidence of long term problems. That includes stimulant medication which has been found to have no effect on blood pressure and minimal effects on heart rate in persons who can take them, there are no reports of addiction with phentermine. ...Read more

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Does Effexor (venlafaxine) XR cause weight loss or weight gain?

Does Effexor (venlafaxine) XR cause weight loss or weight gain?

Yes: All of the ssri cause weigh gain...Sorry but it is true. The drug companies say no but the expérience says yes! ...Read more

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How can energy balance effect weight loss or weight gain.?

How can  energy balance effect weight loss or weight gain.?

BMR: BMR is the rate your body burns calories to maintain self. To loose weight, you have to stay under this number. You calculate your daily caloric intake and once you go beyond your bmr, energy is stored. If you exercise you expend calories. So if you walk an hour a day at brisk pace, you may burn 300 calories. This would help you loose weight by staying under your bmr. I hope this helped! ...Read more

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Is phentermine safe for weight loss.

Is phentermine safe for weight loss.

Think long-term.: Short term risks and potential for abuse aside, the biggest flaw that I see with weight loss medications like this is the return of overweight once the pill is stopped. You really can't take these pills forever, and once stopped weight gain usually occurs, sometimes to or beyond your original weight. Again, quick fixes tend not to work in the long term. Be sensible and patient. ...Read more

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Will losing weight while breastfeeding affect milk supply?

Will losing weight while breastfeeding affect milk supply?

Probably not.: As long as you are drinking your water, getting your rest, a slow steady weight loss is a nice "side effect" of breastfeeding. You will be much more likely to get back to your pre pregnancy weight that your non breastfeeding friends! it may take a year, so be patient. Congratulations, for doing such a wonderful thing for your baby's health. ...Read more

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Is anti-oxident causes weight gain or weight loss?

Weight loss: The role of antioxidants play in weight loss is that they provide the body with the nutritional support it needs to keep it strong and energized during the fat burning process. ...Read more

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Is acacia senegal for weight loss safe during breastfeeding?

Is acacia senegal for weight loss safe during breastfeeding?

Don't take during : Breastfeeding for weight loss. Your baby is absorbing it too. Breastfeeding normally can cause weight loss naturally from the amount of energy expended around the clock. Best not to take any supplements during breast-feeding. Just get your rest when your baby does too. Keep up the good work! ...Read more

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Would i gain weight or lose weight while taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Would i gain weight or lose weight while taking zoloft (sertraline)?

Possibly gain but...: About 25% of those who take zoloft (sertraline) gain 10 pounds or more, but the good news is 75% don't. The benefits may well outweigh this risk; if you are among those who gain much you can always stop. But there are also alternative treatments including counseling, 5-htp, same, st john's wort ; homeopathy; consider seeing a holistic md or nd to explore all options. ...Read more

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Prozac (fluoxetine) weight fluctuation common? Expected to lose weight.

Prozac (fluoxetine) weight fluctuation common? Expected to lose weight.

Not very common: Prozac (fluoxetine) is supposed to be weight neutral. I have seen people gain and lose weight on it, but i suspect the weight change is from changes in their depressive symptoms. Remember, depression can cause changes in appetite either lowering or increasing, so if you're getting better, appetite should move toward normal. ...Read more

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Can i take appetite suppressants or weight loss shakes while breastfeeding?

Can i take appetite suppressants or weight loss shakes while breastfeeding?

Weight Loss: I do not think it is wise to do either while you are nursing. the act of nursing itself causes some weight loss, but to give your child all the nutrition it needs takes a lot of calories and energy. You can not do this while suppressing your appetite. ...Read more

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Any vitamin tablet for gaining weight...

Any vitamin tablet for gaining weight...

Vitamins do not: help w/weight gain. Your diet, exercise level, and your metabolism all determine your weight. Please start by seeing your doc to make sure thyroid and other hormones are in balance. Then see a nutritionist for an appropriate food plan. Good fats like coconut oil are good along w/protein. Exercise will build and define muscle. Please don't define yourself by your weight. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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. Krishna Kumar
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more