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How can I overcome past failures at weight loss?

How can I overcome past failures at weight loss?

Weight loss: I've been there!this has to be a lifestyle change, not just a 'weight loss' program.You need to see a doc who understands and specialises in age management medicine.Excellent nuitrtion , consistent exercise and correction of hormonal imbalance are the keys.Would be happy to discuss in more detail.. ...Read more

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Losing 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 get past the weight loss plateu?

How can I get past the weight loss plateu?

Go Mobile!: You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Buddy with a FB friend for motivational push! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884? ...Read more

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How can I lose weight during the school year?

How can I lose weight during the school year?

Losing Weight: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Be physically active with both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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How can I finish of my weight loss goal?

How can I finish of my weight loss goal?

Good luck !: Eat healthfully & be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. You can mix & match different kinds of exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.prohealth.com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.cfm ...Read more

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I'm 27 yrs old 5"8 & anemic i want to gain weight i weigh 130 to 140 every now and then how can I gain weight naturally? & what's the average weight

I'm 27 yrs old 5"8 & anemic i want to gain weight i weigh 130 to 140 every now and then how can I gain weight naturally? & what's the average weight

145 should be fine: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more

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After having been in "starvation mode", how to get out of it without sudden weight gain? Thank you!

After having been in "starvation mode", how to get out of it without sudden weight gain? Thank you!

Small increase: Just eat small amounts to begin with and your body will adjust. Small, frequent intake of food, no large meals, and chose wise foods that are healthy and have balance of protein, carbohydrate and fruits and veggies. Stay hydrated with plenty of water to aid in digestion and satiation. ...Read more

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How can I gain weight ? I've been trying to gain weight for the longest . I want hips and a butt

How can I gain weight ?  I've been trying to gain weight for the longest . I want hips and a butt

Weight gain is easy!: Weight gain is easy, as a healthy/meaningful gain in lean body mass as goal--but u can't pick where it goes! don't take products for quick results that 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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After suffering for long time anal fistula. I lose some weight and become underweight. How can i gain and go back to my normal weight again?

After suffering for long time anal fistula. I lose some weight and become underweight. How can i gain and go back to my normal weight again?

Check with Dr. first: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon,... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu,... ...Read more

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Hi.I have been very depressed and stressed a lot last month which led to weight loss of almost 6 kgs in 2 weeks. What should i eat to gain weight soon?

Hi.I have been very depressed and stressed a lot last month which led to weight loss of almost 6 kgs in 2 weeks. What should i eat to gain weight soon?

Address depression.: Start with a medical evaluation to rule out medical causes of your symptoms. Medications are sometimes indicated. Talking therapy to include Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing ...Read more

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I have had a stressful year and put on weight without increase in food. Can stress cause weight gain and how can i lose it?

I have had a stressful year and put on weight without increase in food. Can stress cause weight gain and how can i lose it?

Exercise?: Did you happen to notice any decrease in physical activity or exercise? For many, the more stress there is, the less time/energy there is to focus on physical activity, and then weight gain occurs. ...Read more

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How can I prevent hair loss and weight gain from dmpa shot?

How can I prevent hair loss and weight gain from dmpa shot?

Yes and no...: The hair loss from DMPA is not permanent and weight gain can be controlled with diet. ...Read more

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Can you become bulimic at age 36? All of a sudden because i gained some weight i started to purge after meals. I have bpd and mdd.

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Can you become bulimic at age 36? All of a sudden because i gained some weight i started to purge after meals. I have bpd and mdd.

Yes: Abnormal obsession with weight, leading to purging --- is what is bulumia. You need to seek help from your physician. ...Read more

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I lost 10 kg's and now i can't go to toilet about months. I can but only with help of medicines. Can loss weight be the reason?

I lost 10 kg's and now i can't go to toilet about months. I can but only with help of medicines. Can loss weight be the reason?

Colon cancer . . .: After 50yo, we start screening for colon cancer in average risk patients. Detected too late, colon cancer can lead to unintended weight loss, change in stool & bowel obstruction. Classic signs of colon cancer are pencil thin or ribbon flat stool as stool is squeezed past obstruction. Go see your family doctor for an evaluation. If you're a healthy 99yo, you have many treatment options. ...Read more

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I am 188 pounds and 5'6" tall. I have an important event in 2 months how can I lose weight quickly and how moch weight could i lose in that time frame?

I am 188 pounds and 5'6" tall. I have an important event in 2 months how can I lose weight quickly and how moch weight could i lose in that time frame?

Quick weight loss: Any quick weight loss tends to be followed by weight gain. The best solution for weight loss is a long term change in diet. Raw food diet or a cleanse may help you loose quickly. ...Read more

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I lost 2kgs weight in a week because of stress..Im underweight..Is there any way i can gain weight quick and stress less?

I lost 2kgs weight in a week because of stress..Im underweight..Is there any way i can gain weight quick and stress less?

CAUSE?: When you lose 2 kg in a week, that says stress is considerable and you're responding to it intensely. Maybe find out about you and stress - enough to deal with it differently. Maybe counseling or psychotherapy would help you do that. ...Read more

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Can stress cause unintended weight loss?In two yrs lost twelve lbs.Cant gain back..Many many tests.Drs not very concerned as off and on i gain a bit

Can stress cause unintended weight loss?In two yrs lost twelve lbs.Cant gain back..Many many tests.Drs not very concerned as off and on i gain a bit

Yes, of course: Stress and anxiety can certainly cause changes in weight. How is your appetite? I'm glad your medical tests have proven normal. You're on a fairly high dose of Alprazolam (4mg/day). Are you also working with a psychologist or other therapist on your anxiety ; stress -- developing other ways of dealing with this than medications alone? Cognitive behavioral therapy can be extremely helpful. ...Read more

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I had gastro bypass years ago and gain back some weight. Can I take garcinia cambogia. I wNt to lose the rest of 40 pounds. Please help?

I had gastro bypass years ago and gain back some weight.   Can I take garcinia cambogia.  I wNt to lose the rest of 40 pounds.   Please help?

Doubt it will work: Garcinia cambogia is a plant often used in asian recipes. The skin of the fruit contains hydroxycitric acid which is the active ingredient that in rats inhibits a fat producing enzyme called citrate lyase that increases serotonin levels leading to significant weight loss. In human studies short-term weight loss is less impressive & the clinical relevance is uncertain & statistically insignificant. ...Read more

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Why can prozac (fluoxetine) cause weight gain?Always been skinny until I started it for panic/gad. Now on 40 a day it causes extreme weight gain & fail to lose it.

Why can prozac (fluoxetine) cause weight gain?Always been skinny until I started it for panic/gad. Now on 40 a day it causes extreme weight gain & fail to lose it.

Discuss with doctor: Hi, it isn't always clear if this is due to the medication, the nature of depression, or if people eat more when they begin to feel better. If the benefits of taking the medication outweigh the weight gain, then consider making lifestyle changes (e.g., increased exercise and dietary management) to offset the side effect. Adjusting dose or changing meds might help. Hope this is helpful. Take care. ...Read more

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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