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Dr. Wendy Askew
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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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Can someone tell me how long will it take to lose weight with eating healthy and exercise?

Can someone tell me how long will it take to lose weight with eating healthy and exercise?

Weight loss: That depends on how many calories you eat and how many calories you burn per day. It is about 3, 500 calories per lb. ...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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Can someone tell me how long will it take to lose weight if i diet, exercise etc.?

Can someone tell me how long will it take to lose weight if i diet, exercise etc.?

Cardio Mix: This varies from person to person. If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Consult a nutritionist for your diet needs. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How much time does it take an anorexic to lose weight?

How much time does it take an anorexic to lose weight?

That is variable: The person may have a reduced metabolic rate from starvation & thus may lose more slowly then anticipated. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an anorexic to lose weight?

How long does it take for an anorexic to lose weight?

Anorexic: Depends on perception of ideal weight, dietary habits, general health. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to lose weight?

How much time does it take to lose weight?

That depends on : rate of loss. It takes 3,500 calories per pound. ...Read more

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How long it takes to lose weight (30 lbs) with xenical and exercise?

How long it takes to lose weight (30 lbs) with xenical and exercise?

It depends ...: On how many calories you're eating and to some extent how much exercise you're doing. Losing 1-2 pounds a week is a reasonable rate. To keep the weight off it's important to make permanent changes to your diet and activity levels. Exercise is very important for maintaining weight loss. Xenical has been shown to help weight loss, but it's not a permanent solution. Find reasons to stay motivated. ...Read more

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How long does it take to lose 20lb binging and purging?

How long does it take to lose 20lb binging and purging?

Don't: You may never lose wt doing this as you are still binging. Not only are you unlikely to loose wt you are risking electrolyte imbalances that can result in cardiac arrhythmias and death, your teeth rot from the stomach acid, your checks get like a chimpmunk from swollen salivary glands, stomach acid burns your esophogus causing ulcers and pain. There are better ways, get help. ...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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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 should it take for me to lose weight on atkins?

How long should it take for me to lose weight on atkins?

You may see: some immediate loss during induction phase because with lack of carbs- your body will burn glycogen which stores a lot of water. Please remember that many people are not able to sustain this type of eating plan because it does require a lifestyle change . ...Read more

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How much does it take to gain weight for bodybuilding at 165cm?

How much does it take to gain weight for bodybuilding at 165cm?

Depends: This entirely depends on your goals. If you are trying to build enormous size then you will have a goal of more weight gain than someone who is just trying to stay toned. 5 - 15 pounds of added muscle weight would be a reasonable goal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long it should take to lose 10 pounds with a healthy easy diet and exercise?

Can you tell me how long it should take to lose 10 pounds with a healthy easy diet and exercise?

It depends: Each pound is 3500 calories. To lose 10 lbs your need to either consume 35, 000 fewer calories or burn up that many calories (or a combination of diet and exercise). A realistic goal is to be in negative calorie balance by 350 calories a day. It will therefore take 100 days (about 3 months). ...Read more

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How long does it take to lose muscle when you put your fasting?

How long does it take to lose muscle when you put your fasting?

You can start to: lose muscle very quickly with fasting. You will likely use up the glycogen in your liver. But it won't be long before muscle is being used for energy. ...Read more

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How long does it take for metformin to work to help with weight loss and reversing prediabetes?

How long does it take for metformin to work to help with weight loss and reversing prediabetes?

Metformin works: Metformin works right away to do what it is meant to do, improve the utilization of sugar by your body. It can help with weight loss and reversing prediabetes but not without your help as well. Eat healthy (lots of vegetables especially!) and exercise lots. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more