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How long does it take most women to lose weight after pregnancy?

How long does it take most women to lose weight after pregnancy?

Too long: Sadly most women do not lose their pregnancy weight. It can be challenging unless you are motivated and disciplined. Breastfeed, start exercising as soon as your doctor tells you to, and eat largely a plant based diet of unprocessed foods. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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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


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How long does it usually take women to lose their weight after giving birth?

How long does it usually take women to lose their weight after giving birth?

Varies: The first week or so after delivery weight loss is rapid- of course you have the weight of the baby, placenta and amniotic fluid from the actual delivery, but there is also a natural diuresis which happens during this time. After this initial loss it is healthy to aim to lose 1-2 pounds per month. Eat a well balanced diet, but don't skip meals or diet as this can negatively affect breastmilk. ...Read more

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How long does it take to lose weight from pregnancy?

How long does it take to lose weight from pregnancy?

2-3 month: If you were unlucky ones who did not lose much weight after birth, check your face, hands and ankles. Are they swollen? The good news is that you should lose most that fluid weight in about 2-3 weeks by urinating and perspiring more frequently. ...Read more

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How long did it take active pregnant women to lose baby weight?

How long did it take active pregnant women to lose baby weight?

It varies: First, it depends on breast feeding (a little longer) activity level (more is better) sadly, some never succeed ! ...Read more

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How much weight will i lose after stopping birth control and how long will it take to lose that weight.

How much weight will i lose after stopping birth control and how long will it take to lose that weight.

Unanswerable : Wow. This is a big question that is impossible to answer. There are so many variables...Including the fact that many people do not lose weight and many who do not put on weight with birth control. But on both parts of your questions "how much weight' and 'how fast' would be variable from female to female. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for one's skin to shrink after major weight loss?

How long is it supposed to it take for one's skin to shrink after major weight loss?

Skin shrink: If it does not shrink pretty quickly after weight loss, you will need surgery to remove the excess skin. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for ecstasy to affect weight loss?

How long is it supposed to it take for ecstasy to affect weight loss?

It doesn't: Besides, it's illegal and very dangerous. Why would you even think for a moment that a toxic mind-altering drug that you don't even know what's in it because it was brewed-up in somebody's garage -- could possible help you with weight loss. You're too old to still believe in the tooth fairy. ...Read more

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How long after ejaculation does it take for the woman to become pregnant?

How long after ejaculation does it take for the woman to become pregnant?

Interesting: Actually, to become pregnant, you have to have had sex prior to ovulation. The sperm will take about 2-4 hours to get to the end of the fallopian tubes, and remain for 2-5 days. Fertilization, or pregnancy, will only happen if she ovulates into that pool of sperm. If no sperm then, the egg lasts an hour or two, then is gone. ...Read more

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How simple is it to lose weight after pregnancy?

How simple is it to lose weight after pregnancy?

It may be more of a: challenge due to consistent needs of taking care of an infant and sleepless nights. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for weight loss to show using anorexia?

How long is it supposed to it take for weight loss to show using anorexia?

Anorexia: Takes a while, due to secretiveness of the eating patterns, until it gets severe & obvious enough that it cannot be concealed anymore, or when starts to affect physical health & appearance in obvious manner. ...Read more

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How long does it take after conception to get some symptoms of pregnancy?

How long does it take after conception to get some symptoms of pregnancy?

3-5 weeks.: Most women will get some pregnancy symptoms by a month after conception, however commercially available urine pregnancy tests are much more sensitive and specific in detecting early pregnancy, even within2-3 weeks from conception. ...Read more

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How much time will it take to lose excess weight after weight-loss surgery?

How much time will it take to lose excess weight after weight-loss surgery?

6-12 months: Most sleeve patients will lose their weight (70% of excess wt) in 6 months. Most bypass patients will lose their weight (75-80% of excess weight) over 12 months. Band patients lose about 50% of excess weight over 2 yrs. ...Read more

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How long does it take to lose post deliverylovehandles and tummy?

How long does it take to lose post deliverylovehandles and tummy?

Depends: This largely depends on the amount of weight gain, your tissues, and general health. A healthy diet and exercise regimen will help return to your previous figure. Plastic surgery is sometimes necessary. ...Read more

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How long does it take to gain back weight lost during colonoscopy procedure as eating is very limited for few days.

How long does it take to gain back weight lost during colonoscopy procedure as eating is very limited for few days.

Mostly water: The weight lost during preparation for colonoscopy is mostly water and could be gained back in one day. However if the weight loss is due to some pathology for which colonoscopy was done, then it would depend on the pathology. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight on water pills? If so how long does it take?

Can you lose weight on water pills? If so how long does it take?

Yes, but . . . : All you lose on water pills is water weight. Actually not just water but body fluids and certain mineral electrolytes which if not replenished can cause you health problems. You do not lose body fat which should be the aim of any weight loss program. Consider paleolithic style eating. ...Read more

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How long does it take hormones to regulate after pregnancy?

How long does it take hormones to regulate after pregnancy?

Depends : Depends on breastfeeding. If you are not breastfeeding it may take as little as 4-6 weeks to return to baseline hormone levels. However if breastfeeding, it may take months and baseline hormone levels may not return until breastfeeding is stopped. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more