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How Fast Do You Lose Weight Being Bulimic
Starvation: A general rule of thumb is to loose about 1 to 1.5 pounds per week, more rapid weight loss will most likely rebound and you will gain the weight back. ...Read more
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
Eat less: Than you burn off. It takes burning off 3500 calories that you don't eat to lose a pound. Try eating 250 calories less/day than you burn off with exercise. You'll lose 1/2 pound per week and 25 pounds per year without starving yourself. Fasting and/or starvation don't help long term weight loss. Learn to eat properly and exercise for the rest of your life. ...Read more
Eat fewer calories: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories! ...Read more
Eat less ; exercise: The key to losing weight is not a temporary diet but permanent changes. Sugars ; simple carbs from grains esp. Cause weight gain. It's also wise to avoid fried foods. I like dr. Furhman's diet: http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht dr. Weil has useful info: http://huff.To/19ygs8y- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Exercise is also important! it's also best to choose organic foods:http://bit.Ly/19xax7e. ...Read more
That isn't always: True. Although starvation can lead to rapid weight loss due to catabolism of muscle - it can also slow rate of weight loss. This is because staying in starvation mode causes the body to counteract it by dropping the metabolic rate. A slower metabolic rate means it is easier to gain weight and harder to lose it. ...Read more
Weight loss.: weight is lost when calories in are less than calories out. There is no magic pill or formula. You have to either eat less or expend more or a combination of both. A good exercise program and a diet high in protein and low in carbs seems to be the best choice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Must lower calories!: Helpful weight loss diets include natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (without salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits contain natural sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, regardless of where it comes from. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more
Losing weight fast : is often not sustainable. Losing without exercise robs you of the health benefits of physical activity. Rate at a slow loss is usually better for a long-term lifestyle change. If you are physically unable to exercise - you must insure that you burn fewer calories than you ingest. ...Read more
Eat healthy: One ofthe keys to losing weight and keeping it off is to do it in a thoughtful and meaningful way. This includes having the right perspective on food, exercise, sleep, and stress. For food, eat mostly a plant based diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, seeds, and whole graims and for protein eat wild fish like salmon every other day. Avoid processed foods. Exercise up to 45 minutes. ...Read more
Bulimia: Yes, it can cause weight loss, but bulimia, like anorexia, is a dangerous behavior and anyone that exhibits this behavior should seek or be referred for immediate medical treatment. Bulimia can be extremely damaging to the body, especially to the stomach and esophagus. Erosive esophagitis, malnutrition, and rotten teeth are just a few of the problems that may result from bulimia. ...Read more
Diet/ exercise: You may not like my answer but diet and exercise are important while taking a medication such as an ssri. The good news is that you should not gain an excessive amt of wt with this med. (2-10 lbs). If you are gaining more let your dr. Know because wt gain will predispose you to other problems. So hit the trails and start eating healthy! ...Read more
Go slowly: Best to do this with your doctor's guidance. Eat 1/2 as much of everything and if you are hungry eat carrots, celery or lettuce. Drink plenty of water and start a gradual exercise program--as riding a stationary bike or walking a few blocks and add to the distance over a period of time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not advised: Loosing weight very quickly can be done but is not advised because of several reasons: Methods to achieve rapid weight loss(diet pills, severe diets, etc) are not sustainable. Inevitably such methods result in RAPID weight gain as soon as they are stopped. The faster you loose, the faster you will regain. A 1-2 pound weight loss per week is max recommended. Equals 50-100 pounds in a year! ...Read more
3500CALS/1 LB: Depends on your present weight and bmr..Say for example if you need 2000 cals to maintain your weight(your bmr+clories burnt by daily activity)if you starve you will be minus 2000x7=14000 cals divide by 3500 equals 4 so you will loose 4 lbs of real body weight you can calculate similarly for other daily calories requirements for others. ...Read more
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