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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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


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Do kids generally have weight gain before growth spurt?

Do kids generally have weight gain before growth spurt?

Sometimes: I will see a slight increase in weight and a slowing of height growth, just before the growth spurt. ...Read more

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What is the best way to lose weight after 7 years having kids? Should I get my gull Blatter taking out if I keep having attacks?

What is the best way to lose weight after 7 years having kids? Should I get my gull Blatter taking out if I keep having attacks?

Surgeon's decision: For the need of cholecystectomy, but you have to agree after explaining the facts, losing weight after several pregnancies could be challenging given all the duties you have as a mother, but still an achievable goal, again diet and exercise, half of your plate, fruits/vegetables, half and hour walk or stroll everyday, all what you need to lose weight and keep it down, good luck ...Read more

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Just had a baby and want to lose weight, with two kids don't have a lot of time. What's the easiest way?

Just had a baby and want to lose weight, with two kids don't have a lot of time. What's the easiest way?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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I'm trying to lose weight. I want to count my calories but don't know how many I should do? I have 2 small kids so I'm pretty active. I'm 5'3 154lbs

I'm trying to lose weight. I want to count my calories but don't know how many I should do?  I have 2 small kids so I'm pretty active.  I'm 5'3 154lbs

Slow and Steady: Weight loss can be a challenge but on the positive side with you are close to a targeted normal weight. Your bmi is close to normal; I would advise a balanced diet that doesn't eliminate major food groups unless you are vegan/vegetarian. Also any wt you lose with radical calorie reduction you are likely to regain. ...Read more

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How 2 lose weight? After having 2 kids can't lose extra weight.I know eat less move more.But i need 2 eat 1000 cal&workout 2 lose. Hard 2 keep that up

How 2 lose weight? After having 2 kids can't lose extra weight.I know eat less move more.But i need 2 eat 1000 cal&workout 2 lose. Hard 2 keep that up

Patience: Seems like u know the answers but you want faster results or you are being impatient with yourself. Usually consuming less calories and burning more is helpful. But also remember the goal should be 'slowly' losing it-- not more than 2 ibs/ month ---- initially --- then increase to 1 ib/week loss. Also after losing say 5-7 ibs---- try maintaining it for couple of mnths before trying to lose further. ...Read more

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5'2 weigh 224 lbs have 3 kids dealing with a lot if back pain, no energy, best way to lose weight fast so i can enjoy my kids?

5'2 weigh 224 lbs have 3 kids dealing with a lot if back pain, no energy, best way to lose weight fast so i can enjoy my kids?

Deal with pain: Avoid diary, grains, and sugar which cause weight gain, inflammation and Insulin resistance. Eat 6 equal small meals with colorful vegetables at each meal, take enough iron, magnesium, b-6, and vit d3. Magnesium oil can be applied topically on skin over painful back muscles. Move for 15 minutes after each meal in pain free ways, play in pain free ways. Get a good night sleep. ...Read more

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Can't lose weight :/ i drink water no soda no chocolate everythin baked no snacks any lose weight 5ft 9 196lbs two kids?

Can't lose weight :/ i drink water no soda no chocolate everythin baked no snacks any lose weight  5ft 9 196lbs two kids?

Losing weight: I would consider keeping a food diary for a week or two and then meeting with a dietician. You should also consider initiating a regular exercise program which includes both aerobic and weightlifting exercises. ...Read more