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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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How can I lose weight fast when I am a diebetic?

How can I lose weight fast when I am a diebetic?

Diet and exercise: Healthiest way to lose is a well balanced diet and regular exercise. Cut out all sodas and drink water instead. For snacks dont eat sugar filled cookies and such, instead opt for healthy snacks such as fruits, vegetables or even different kind of nuts which can also give you some energy. Get 7-8 hours of sleep at night which is important. Dont eat upto 2 hours before bedtime. Monitor calories. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am 17 years old and weigh 146.5 lbs, is this over weight and how can I lose weight?

What do you suggest if I am 17 years old and weigh 146.5 lbs, is this over weight and how can I lose weight?

Lose weight: That depends on your height. If you are 4'11" then yes you are overweight. If you are 5'5" you do not need to lose weight. Just calculate your bmi (body mass index) using google. If your bmi is under 25 then you are not overweight. If you are overweight, just eat healthier (less bread, rice, pasta, tortillas, soda, junk food, fast food) and exercise 3-4 times a week (cardio). ...Read more

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What to if I am underweight with a fast metabolism if i binge eat will i gain weight?

What to if I am underweight with a fast metabolism if i binge eat will i gain weight?

There is no: Such medical disorder or condition as a "fast metabolism", unless your thyroid level is abnormal. Binge eating generally leads to increased fat, which is unhealthy. Talk w/a registered dietitian and eat a healthy intake and exercise daily. ...Read more

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If I am really overweight and i want to lose weight quickly but healthily, how many calories should I eat?

If I am really overweight and i want to lose weight quickly but healthily, how many calories should I eat?

Be patient and go sl: Weight loss takes a lot of discipline and practice it for the long hall. Eat less, slowly cutting on daily calories gradually.. Stay under 1500 caloris a day. Also eat healthy food with ample vegetables, fruits and grains supplemented with proteins. Avoid fats and oily foods. Proteins are best found in eggs, tofu, fish and nuts and in. Low fat dairy and yogurt. Avoid sugars and too many sweets. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight if I have PCOD?

How can I lose weight if I have PCOD?

Lose wt with PCOD: 41 F asks How can I lose weight if I have PCOD? ANS: losing weigh: is very simple in concept, difficult in execution. U eat fewer calories than U burn. Works EVERY time. So get app Fitness Pal to see ur daily calorie intake 4 say a week. Use Kindle Book-13: 978-1-43914-059-8 book to set calorie level at 1,800 & ur weight will melt away. My record is -70 lbs with this approach. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I gain weight if I have a fast matobolism?

How do I gain weight if I have a fast matobolism?

Weight gain: You first need to find the cause of your "fast metabolism". The most common cause is hyperthyroidism. See physician and have your TSH level checked. If it is low, that indicates you have an overactive thyroid that should be treated. If you don't treat this condition, not only will you not gain weight you can have other medical problems as well. Get checked and get treated, if needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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How else can I lose weight if I am already considered a picky eater?

How else can I lose weight if I am already considered a picky eater?

Calories: If you over indulge in portions of stuff you like, you will gain weight. Just being "picky" doesn't mean slim or skinny. Many picky eaters prefer marginally healthy foods. Discuss your weight and pickiness with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight if I am currently immobile?

How can I lose weight if I am currently immobile?

Lasting weight loss: In order to lose weight and keep it off, you need to make a commitment to a permanent lifestyle change. No diet is permanent. Eat 75-85% of your daily calorie needs (and count them). www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/ try to lose at a healthy pace of 0.5-1.5 lbs per week and most importantly count calories. Don't skip meals. Increase h2o. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, I am a 14 year old girl 5'1'' how much should I weigh?Right now I weigh 78.4 pounds is that healthy? Can you also tell me how to gain weight?

Hi, I am a 14 year old girl 5'1'' how much should I weigh?Right now I weigh 78.4 pounds is that healthy? Can you also tell me how to gain weight?

Thin side: Your current height is at the 20th percentile for your age. At your current weight, your BMI (or weight for height) is 14.8 or underweight. Your ideal weight would be 95# (20th percentile for your age). To gain more weight, concentrate on eating healthy foods, just a little more of them. You can also try protein bars. ...Read more

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I am a 13 year old over weight girl. I weigh 180 and I need to lose weight. How can that happen?

I am a 13 year old over weight girl. I weigh 180 and I need to lose weight. How can that happen?

Long-term changes: I am happy you are recognizing this problem and taking action. Short-term diets don't have lasting benefits- the key is dietary changes that you can continue indefinitely. One key is to minimize simple carbs. See http://tinyurl.com/hlcchth -this has links to many articles with good information Also see http://tinyurl.com/zhfcohm and http://tinyurl.com/m8avwzh -click on the "discuss that" link. ...Read more

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Im a 20years old teenager and I want to gain weight. What can I do to increase my weight?

Im a 20years old teenager and I want to gain weight. What can I do to increase my weight?

Weight gain is easy!: Weight gain is easy, but a healthy & meaningful gain in lean body mass should be your goal. Don't take Anabolic steroids for quick results that will sacrifice your future quality of life! exercise vigorously, eat balanced meals, stay hydrated. Explore medical reasons why you have difficulty gaining--thyroid/ adrenal problems, diabetes, malabsorption, pancreas insufficiency, crohn's, infection... ...Read more

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How much weight do I need to lose to be healthy? I am 5'6 and 205 lbs. Also-am I obese or overweight?

BMI: BMI is 33 considered obese. Your BMR- measures the basic calories you need per day is 2065 -. Would increase activity walk/bike 45 minutes, use 5-10 lbs weights to tone, cut no more than 200 calories/day remember you are still growing, f/u/ w/ doc. http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/#result http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.ht ...Read more

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I'm 5'6 and I weight 140lbs am I over weight for my age. How do I lose weight fast?

I'm 5'6 and I weight 140lbs am I over weight for my age. How do I lose weight fast?

That is not fat: that is so close to ideal that you'd need specialized measures (calipers) to estimate if there is even overweight. http://www.nutriactiva.com/bmi-table-chart-equation-body-mass-index/ and for a bit of a humorous perspective https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet ...Read more

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I am a teenager years old and i weight about 115 pounds, foods that will make me lose weight?

I am a teenager years old and i weight about 115 pounds, foods that will make me lose weight?

Balanced diet: I would suggest checking with your doctor they can plot your height and weight on a growth chart. If your ratio called a body mass index is high, then they will suggest a diet and exercise routine. In the meantime, avoid junk food, soda, candy and eat at least five servings of fruits, vegetables per day, along with whole grains and lean protein such as skinless chicken. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight by eating heathy if i always have a headache?

How can I lose weight by eating heathy if i always have a headache?

Not enough food?: I wonder if you are eating too little. Starvation is not healthy. Recommendations are to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Hydrate with at least 8 8 ounce glasses of water per day. You might benefit from talking with a nutritionist. In the meantime, you can sooth nausea by drinking ginger tea or ginger ale. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i'm overweight and start eating healthy can I lose weight?

Can you tell me if i'm overweight and start eating healthy can I lose weight?

Its a start: Really cut down cabs and always mix a bit of protein with.it. Put your mind to it and live longer. Cottage cheese, read labels, yogurt, no white bread ...Read more

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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more