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How does Ayurvedic weight loss differ from other weight loss programs?

How does Ayurvedic weight loss differ from other weight loss programs?

Different approach: Ayurveda believes there are different body types. Ayurveda approaches weight loss and fat reduction by providing guidelines for all dimensions of your being. There are 3 category - vada (digestion off), pitta (bile issues), kabba (low metabolism) and there are 5 layers for the body - so ayurveda address where the problem is according to body types (called dosa). ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Will the isagenix total health and wellness program cause any sort of weight loss or gain?

Will the isagenix total health and wellness program cause any sort of weight loss or gain?

Do not waste your $: Do not waste your time with "weight loss supplements". If you want to achieve weight loss, reduce your carbs to a bare minimum, drink only water, eat lots of low starch veggies and lean meats and increase your activity levels. ...Read more

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How can coffee affect weight loss or weight gain?

How can  coffee affect weight loss or weight gain?

May gain,no loss: Caffeine may slightly boost weight loss or prevent weight gain but there is no evidence to support that increase caffeine consumption will cause significant or sustained weight loss.Some speciality coffes are high in calories and depending on how much sugar you put in coffee and how many cups you drink can make you weight gain.So drinking coffee in moderation will not effect your weight either way. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight from a medication that causes weight gain.?

How can I lose weight from a medication that causes weight gain.?

To lose 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. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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What are the ways that people recover from anorexia without gaining weight, or minimizing weight gain?

What are the ways that people recover from anorexia without gaining weight, or minimizing weight gain?

Not really: Weight restoration, while not everything, is the first, critical step towards recovery. No psychological processing/healing is possible if a patient remains underweight and the brain malnourished. ...Read more

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How can ssris cause both weight gain or weight loss in some people?

How can ssris cause both weight gain or weight loss in some people?

Good question: Ssris work by blocking the reuptake of serotonin from neural synapses, making serotonin more available for all different types of serotonin receptors. Some of those receptors impact appetites, which is one of the reasons that decrease in sexual appetite is a common side effect. Another serotonin receptor impacts the sense of satiety. Individual response depends on relative contributions of these. ...Read more

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How can energy balance effect weight loss or weight gain.?

How can  energy balance effect weight loss or weight gain.?

BMR: BMR is the rate your body burns calories to maintain self. To loose weight, you have to stay under this number. You calculate your daily caloric intake and once you go beyond your bmr, energy is stored. If you exercise you expend calories. So if you walk an hour a day at brisk pace, you may burn 300 calories. This would help you loose weight by staying under your bmr. I hope this helped! ...Read more

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Which weight lose surgery cause faster weight loss--band, other ?

Which weight lose surgery cause faster weight loss--band, other ?

Gastric Bypass: Gastric bypass tends to cause the most rapid weight loss of the most common bariatric or weight loss surgeries. Still, if you don't correct poor eating habits, you may gain the weight back after surgery. ...Read more

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What is the best weight loss pill or diet out there to help lose weight fast?

What is the best weight loss pill or diet out there to help lose weight fast?

Weight Loss: The mediterranean diet is regarded by the world health organization as the most effective diet for weight management and health. The closer you stay to a plant based diet the better in all regards. ...Read more

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I'm interested in loosing a tone of weight quickly how much weight would an all meat diet lose?

I'm interested in loosing a tone of weight  quickly how much weight would an all meat diet lose?

Not good: No one can tell you for sure but doing that will 1) introduce extra animal fat into your diet, 2) raise your cholesterol (only found in animal products), 3) deprive your body of essential nutrients not found in meat, 4) put an extra protein load on your kidneys, 5) deprive your liver and brain of sugars which are needed for metabolism. All meat diet is not a good idea. ...Read more

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How can low calorie diets hinder long-term weight loss maintenance?

How can low calorie diets hinder long-term weight loss maintenance?

Gall Stone Formation: Potentially fatal heart rhythm disturbances may occur. These diets cause a rapid shift in water balance, especially in the early phases, which can lead to dangerous alterations in the balance of electrolytes that are important to normal heart function and rhythm (especially potassium). Low calorie diets are likely to be nutritionally insufficient. There is an increased gallstone formarmation. ...Read more

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How does myalli weight loss work?

How does myalli weight loss work?

Block fat absorption: Alli works by blocking some of the absorption of fat. It is supposed to be combined with dietary changes which reduce the overall fat intake and portion sizes. Several pills are taken throughout the day (prior to meals). The side effects may include abdominal pain and rectal leakage of some of those fats that go unabsorbed. ...Read more

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How effective is the medi slim weight loss program?

How effective is the medi slim weight loss program?

Depends on You: The bottom line for any weight loss program is how well you can maintain that lifestyle. I don't like to put patients on a "diet", because that means sooner or later, the patient is "off the diet". I like to help patients learn how to live a healthy lifestyle which is enjoyable for the patient. That is the only way you will maintain results. See more at my website www.Jhsurgery.Com. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for fallen arches for someone with significant weight gain? I'm in the process of losing weight.

Orthotics: You need orthotics, a custom molded arch support which will help your foot function properly in a shoe. Only get this made by a podiatrist who knows the biomechanics of the foot. You need to be evaluated to see if you have torn the tendon that supports the arch. ...Read more

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How come weight loss supplements dangerous for those with thyroid disease?

How come weight loss supplements dangerous for those with thyroid disease?

Caffeine: This question is more relevant to individuals with the diagnosis of hyperthyroidism. As you may already know, many of theses so called "diet" supplements contain caffeine or caffeine like ingredients that tend to raise heart rate. Those who have hyperthyroidism, especially if not treated or under treated, can be at risk of cardiac arrhythmias/fainting spells if large amount of caffeine ingested. ...Read more

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Can me/cfs actually cause unintentional weight loss to the pt of anorexia?

Can me/cfs actually cause unintentional weight loss to the pt of anorexia?

Yes: By cfs i guess you mean chronic fatigue syndrome.This is a difficult disease in that we do not know the cause and our treatment is symptomatic at best.I'd suggest depression is part of the problem, either as a consequence or an inciting factor.Weight change in depression is common. ...Read more

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How can the weight loss shots work?

How can the weight loss shots work?

Know your med: Weight loss shots can mean several different things. Phentermine is an approved medication that can be given in a IM form but sometimes it can just be vitamins. Clarify with your provider ...Read more

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How many pounds lost is classified as extreme weight loss?

How many pounds lost is classified as extreme weight loss?

Weight loss: Hard to answer that. Can you please let me know what your weight was a few months ago and what it is now! Then we can "discuss" it. ...Read more

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Can me as in (me/cfs) cause wight loss 2 pt of anorexia, not anorexia nervosa, just that much weight loss, no appetite?

Can me as in (me/cfs) cause wight loss 2 pt of anorexia, not anorexia nervosa, just that much weight loss, no appetite?

Yes: Any chronic illness that affects appetite or metabolic rate can cause weight loss. The word "anorexia" just means loss of appetite, in medical-speak, it is not necessarily referring to anorexia nervosa. ...Read more

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How does Ayurvedic weight loss differ from other weight loss programs?

Different approach: Ayurveda believes there are different body types. Ayurveda approaches weight loss and fat reduction by providing guidelines for all dimensions of your being. There are 3 category - vada (digestion off), pitta (bile issues), kabba (low metabolism) and there are 5 layers for the body - so ayurveda address where the problem is according to body types (called dosa). ...Read more

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Are ayurvedic weight loss supplements helpful and good for my health. Do they have any side effects. Will I lose weight?

Are ayurvedic weight loss supplements helpful and good for my health. Do they have any side effects. Will I lose weight?

It depends: "Ayurvedic supplements" can mean many different things. It's important to look at the specific ingredients. It's also important to check into the quality and purity of the ingredients. Many supplements are produced without oversight regarding contamination and/or accuracy of the labeling. It's best to find someone who can evaluate those questions who isn't making money on the supplements. ...Read more

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What's the best weight-loss home program?

What's the best weight-loss home program?

Record every calorie: The best way to stay focused and on track is to count and record your daily caloric intake. There are many phone apps and computer programs that will help you do this (ex, choosemyplate.Gov). You should find out the healthy caloric intake for your current and desired bmi and then make an effort to use your calories wisely (mostly fruits and vegetables, reduce fats, sugars, junk). ...Read more

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Do you trust weight loss programs on facebook?

Do you trust weight loss programs on facebook?

Do you?: Social media is a new phenomenon, so using it for weight loss has not been studied. If it's used as a support group, or in similar ways to proven methods, then it could work for the right patient. Really hard to make a blanket statement. Use common sense and remember the quick-fix is usually ineffective or dangerous. ...Read more

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Whats the best weight loss program?

Whats the best weight loss program?

Body Weight Planner: When you start cutting calories, your body tries to defend its weight by slowing metabolism. NIH's Body Weight Planner approximates metabolic changes in people trying to lose weight & shows how greatly the "3500 calorie per pound" rule overestimates weight loss. "In order to keep losing weight at the rate you started, you're going to have to eat even fewer calories." Ref. Washington Post ...Read more

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What is the number one weight loss program?

THe one: That works for you and works for the rest of you life. Also, diet and exercise can be simple and inexpensive. You don't need the scams and supplements you see on tv and the internet. Just eat less and exercise more. Support programs such as weight watchers can help. Good luck. ...Read more

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How effective is udvarthana weight loss program?

How effective is udvarthana weight loss program?

Udwarthanam: This compound is reported as being good for taking care of you skin but I don't find any indication that it results on weight loss. If you are indeed losing weight with this compound are you also working hard on a good diet? ...Read more

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How effective is the udvarthanam weight loss program?

How effective is the udvarthanam weight loss program?

Weight loss program: I am not familiar w/the weight program you mention. You need to look into their research data and. A safe and effective route is to see your doctor so he/she can clear you for a weight management program such as low carb and higher protein food plan, sometimes called a ketogenic diet. Peace and good health. Please don't forget other areas such as gentle exercise and friends. ...Read more

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Why might it be that weight loss programs and dieting programs don't work?

Why might it be that weight loss programs and dieting programs don't work?

See below: I weight loss program works very well. But we have failures because people go back to eating the way they used to. If you don't learn anything about what makes you fat and you go back to your old habits. You will only again your weight back. That's why people fail at gastric banding, and gastric bypass. You have to learn to eat correctly for you, see www.Weighstation.Net. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can weight loss program causes hypoglycemia ?

Can weight loss program causes   hypoglycemia ?

Low sugar after suga: Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) can occur after gastric bypass if you eat or drink something with high sugar. Can rarely happen after sleeve. Makes you feel jittery and lightheaded. Avoid sugars. Sugar substitutes are ok. ...Read more

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Which weight loss program is good for senior men?

Which weight loss program is good for senior men?

Control-IT program: Biotics research has a researched program called control-it they found men lost 10-12 pounds per month and it is a medically supervised program. It is safer and focus on adding adaptogen, adrenal reset, detoxification anti-inflammatory products. ...Read more

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How effective is the medi slim weight loss program?

Depends on You: The bottom line for any weight loss program is how well you can maintain that lifestyle. I don't like to put patients on a "diet", because that means sooner or later, the patient is "off the diet". I like to help patients learn how to live a healthy lifestyle which is enjoyable for the patient. That is the only way you will maintain results. See more at my website www.Jhsurgery.Com. ...Read more

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How do I start a weight loss program after surgery?

How do I start a weight loss program after surgery?

Depends: You must be fully healed first. Right after surgery or trauma is not the time to start a diet. You should be eating a healthy well balanced diet with fresh fruit and veggies and fish and chicken unless limited by your surgery. For a month after surgery a good multivitamin will help healing too. ...Read more

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Any 30-day diet food programs for rapid weight loss?

Any 30-day diet food programs for rapid weight loss?

No safe ones: Crash diets can produce rapid weight loss but often are lacking in essential nutrients. Also because they are so restrictive, they lower your metabolic rate, so when you stop the diet (and you will because they are not sustainable) you regain the weight. Slow steady weight loss using a diet you can live on is better. ...Read more

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What to know before trying roca labs weight loss program?

What to know before trying roca labs weight loss program?

Learn...: ...how much money that company makes by scamming people for weight loss potions! Drugs approved by the FDA have to demonstrate safety and efficacy. Not so for "nutritional supplements". Follow the $$$$$! ...Read more

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What are the ways that chiropractic weight loss programs work?

What are the ways that chiropractic weight loss programs work?

Education and suppor: Take shape for life is probably the best program available. Go to my website www.Drnewton.Tsfl.Com and spend some time looking at things. You can send me a message from the site if you would like to discuss it more. I can be your health coach throughout the program. ...Read more

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Is the medfast weight loss program a healthy approach to dieting?

Is the medfast weight loss program a healthy approach to dieting?

Another program: Weight loss program works provided it fits your personality and medical issues. All weight loss program works to a certain extent but the ongoing lifestyle management and stress management is upto you. ...Read more

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How important is maintaining a good weight through a weight loss program?

How important is maintaining a good weight through a weight loss program?

Helps protect muscle: Will alter body composition - good weight balance helps preserve essential muscle mass - if done without proper supervision can mean damage to heart and gut, and loss of muscle with altered body composition. People will have aged look and emaciated body. ...Read more

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What are the reasons of feeling cold after starting a weight loss program?

What are the reasons of feeling cold after starting a weight loss program?

BMR: Cold is a sign of low BMR check for thyroid levels and increase activity part either add walking or mini trampoline jumping indoors. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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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


Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
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Ayurveda (Definition)

Ayurveda programs follow the ancient Hindu science of medicine, and offer a holistic approach to health with the goal to help people live long, healthy, and well-balanced lives. The programs focus on the three basic energy types (doshas) found in every person, and work ...Read more