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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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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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