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Really worried about my girlfriends health. She is on diet to lose weight and kind of weak. Should I give her candy?

Really worried about my girlfriends health. She is on diet to lose weight and kind of weak. Should I give her candy?

Avoid The Candy: I don't like the phrase : " on a diet", because going " on " implies going "off". Actually a permanent lifestyle change should be her goal. It is also best to know why someone gained weight in the first place before a solution is applied. She could be weak for any number of reasons, but giving your girlfriend candy is not really a good idea. Find out why she is "weak" if possible. ...Read more

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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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Trying to lose weight,but a terrible sweet tooth.will I gain weight if I eat a little ice cream or candy a day,but stay under 2000 calories&eat good 2?

Trying to lose weight,but a terrible sweet tooth.will I gain weight if I eat a little ice cream or candy a day,but stay under 2000 calories&eat good 2?

Should be OK but...: 2000 calories should prevent gaining weight but you need to be below 2000 to lose- see http://tinyurl.com/zwe9hgp If you eat sweets it's far better to do after a balanced meal instead of on an empty stomach.Avoid artificial sweeteners but consider stevia, xylitol, erythritol and other natural sweeteners, also use fruit to satisfy sweet tooth. See http://tinyurl.com/hlcchth for more on weight loss. ...Read more

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12 year old 200lbs 166cm Can not lose weight Dosent eat candy drink some orange juice Plays soccer everyday for 1Hour?

12 year old 200lbs 166cm
Can not lose weight Dosent eat candy drink some orange juice
Plays soccer everyday for 1Hour?

Not about candy: At that size I would first have a regular checkup done as he may already have signs of pre-diabetes and high blood pressure. Once medical issues have been ruled out, you need to meet with a clinical dietitian and find out where his extra weight is coming from.People assume that it is sweets or deserts but it can be anything he consumes that he is not using to grow or burning off in activity. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to use icy hot wrap to try to lose weight?

Is it a good idea to use icy hot wrap to try to lose weight?

Weight loss: No, weight loss is a result of decreased caloric intake and increase caloric expenditure. ...Read more

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I am unable to lose weight and the hot flashes are worse in the summer. I would like to go off tamoxen for the summer! what do you think?

I am unable to lose weight and the hot flashes are worse in the summer.  I would like to go off tamoxen for the summer!  what do you think?

Continue : I would continue the tamoxifen if your oncologists recommends this. I would not suggest stopping and restarting. Consider using something non-hormonal for the -bothersome hot flashes-gabapentin or Celexa (citalopram) would be reasonable. Increasing exercise will be helpful for both issues. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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When you sweet.. Cause its hot do you lose weight?

Hot days & Sweating: Nope. You may lose a few ounces of excess water weight but heat does not turn up the metabolism of your body and does not burn calories. ...Read more

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How can I get exercise to lose weight if it is hot outside?

How can I get exercise to lose weight if it is hot outside?

Exercise when cooler: When the weather is hot, one can exercise early in the morning or later in the evening (be sure to use mosquito repellent spray if mosquitoes are in season). During the daytime, swimming is fine even in hot weather. Otherwise, indoor activities such as going up and down stairs, walking in circles at an air-conditioned shopping mall (without snacking), or indoor ice-skating are all calorie-burners. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight drinking water if it's hot water?

Can you lose weight drinking water if it's hot water?

No: One can not loose weight only by drinking water , one has to decrease the caloric intake or increase the caloric burn by exercise or inc metabolism. ...Read more

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Will jogging in hot weather make you lose weight faster?

Will jogging in hot weather make you lose weight faster?

Yes, but....: Yes, you will lose weight faster while exercising in hot weather but it is due to sweating more. As soon as you drink water, you will be back to the same weight. Effective weight loss is burning more calories than you consume. There is no magic bullet -- you have to eat less and workout more. Period. ...Read more