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How Does Vitamin D Help You Lose Weight
Yes, ? D-Irrelevant: Losing weight about less food in, especially all carbs (means sugar: all forms), especially the most simple carbs, moderate protein & fats (of natural origin, not-processed, least fattening). Key is quantities (not calories: measured in a calorimeter) below current body usage. Track & record body wt to 0.1 lb daily to verify status, progress. But none of this much to do with vitamin d, d2 or d3. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Do not believe every: Do not believe every thing. To have control on your weight be3lieve strongly in this equation intake and spending, if you could manage that you will be okay. ...Read more
I am eating less to lose weight. Right now i just take vitamin d 600 daily but should I also take a multivitamin?
If you wish.: Generally your dietary intake contains adequate vitamins if you are eating a healthy and well balanced diet. It doesn't hurt, however, to take a cheap generic multivitamin daily. If you are on vitamin d for a deficiency, the usual dose is approx 2000 units of d3/day. Make sure you get in adequate fiber, hydration, etc. See a dietitian for assistance. ...Read more
If somebody is obese and had taken a lot of fat soluble vitamin d, will he "get" too much vitamin d if he loses weight while the fat dissolves away?
Correct deficiency: Weight loss occurs when your body burns more calories than you consume by eating. Hypothyroidism may slow the body's metabolic rate, thereby decreasing caloric expenditure. Taking thyroid hormone will correct the deficiency and help you lose weight. Hypothyroidism is detected by measuring tsh, thyroid stimulating hormone; not thyroid hormone itself. Vitamin d is a separate unrelated issue. ...Read more
Vitamin D..: The usual recommended daily dose of vitamin D is between 1000 to 4000 IU unless you are significantly deficient. It is however important not to take excessive amounts since too much could be toxic so in order to take more than 4000 u discuss with your doctor and levels should be measured. It's role in weight or weight loss is not fully clear though. ...Read more
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