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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 (citalopram) would be reasonable. Increasing exercise will be helpful for both issues. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more
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
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
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
Have researchers found that you lose weight if you are running in hot weather wearing a sweatshirt?
No: What you lose is water, and may become seriously dehydrated and even collapse or seize. Please don't. ...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?
Does drinking a mixture of hot water and cinnamon actually help people lose weight? Is it healthy and not harming?
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
I'm starting back on the Atkins diet. I'm having hot flashes right now. If i take black cohosh, will it slow down my ability to lose weight?
Probably not: Many articles list weight gain as a possible side effect of black cohosh. I tried to find how common this is & found one study showing 12% of women taking it reported weight gain. However. Most women gain some weight during menopause so black cohosh may not have caused it & may even reduce likelihood of weight gain!- see http://www.Herbs-for-menopause.Com/black-cohosh/black-cohosh-benefits.Htm. ...Read more
34 had hyesterectmy in 2010. I have mood swings, hot flashes, low sex drive, and can't lose weight. What should I do?
Is baked turkey breast, with a small mix of black beans, bell pepper, onion, tomatoe, low sodium hot sauce a healthy dinner? Trying 2 lose weight
Sounds good!: Sounds like a healthy meal. Just remember to limit portion sizes, because too much of even a healthy dish is too much. ...Read more
35 yo hysterectomy, w/ ovaries. I have hot flashes, night sweats, can't lose weight, with menopausal systems, FSH level is 1.8 LH level is 1.2, test 37?
Yes, it's possible.: First you should speak with your primary doctor. There could be a medical reason why you can't. Maybe you snore and have sleep apnea, if that does not work go see a obesity specialist. You could find one at asbp.Org. The bariatric specialist will evaluate you and will recommend an integrated program including a dietician, counseling, and excercize (such as a 5 min walk to start.) you can do it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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