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Gerd Lose Weight
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
Too many..: There are so many effective diets that you must find the one that takes in fewer calories than you expend in a day, contains proper percentages of carbohydrates, protein and fat (60-40-20 is target), and that you can follow long term. Don't forget aerobic(cardio-pulmonary) exercise. ...Read more
Because you: Eat in-between and eat to excess after your periods of starving. Anorectics also abuse laxative and induce vomiting to cut caloric intake even further, and they do it for months and years, not just hours and days like you do. That's why they develop such severe and often life-threatening illnesses. ...Read more
Usually: Research shows that on average vegetarians consume 500 less calories a day than meat-eaters, and this will lead to weight loss, but it depends on the details of your diet. If you eat lots of french fries, sodas & ice cream you might be vegetarian but won't lose weight. Eating lots of vegies and limiting sugars and grains will help. See http://weightloss.About.Com/cs/nutrition/a/aa092903a.Htm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends...: Those who are overweight often have an imbalance of intestinal flora and improving this will help one to lose weight. Those who are underweight may have a different type of imbalance and improving this can help you gain weight. If your weight is appropriate then healthy flora will not contribute to weight gain or loss. See http://tinyurl.com/hhb6g9y for more information. ...Read more
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 A similar drug called Meridia was withdrawn by the fda after it was shown to cause heart attack and strokes.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
The same volume of -: muscle will be heavier than fat, so if you are building muscles, you may not see much weight reduction. You might be looking at your bulging muscles and thinking its the fat. The only way to reduce the fat in the body is to reduce your fat content with your food intake and Increase your expenditure by exercising regularly. ...Read more
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