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Hot Tamales And Weight Loss
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Weight loss: No, weight loss is a result of decreased caloric intake and increase caloric expenditure. ...Read more
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 would be reasonable. Increasing exercise will be helpful for both issues. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more
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
I know exercise is good for you. I'm a stay @ home mom w/3 young kids and its very hot out. What can I do to lose weight and tone up inside?
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