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How can I tighten up loose skin after weight loss?

How can I tighten up loose skin after weight loss?

Tighten skin - MWL: Unfortunately there are not many tried and true ways to actually tighten the skin after massive weight loss. The most effective is surgical excision of the excess skin. There are several newer laser, radiofrequency and ultrasound treatments felt to minimally tighten after many somewhat expensive serial treatments. ...Read more

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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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 to lose weight when on complete bed rest after surgery?

How to lose weight when on complete bed rest after surgery?

Isometric exercise: Same principles apply for weight loss, burn more calories than you take in. It seems more difficult when you are on bed rest, however isometric exercising can be done anywhere and in most positions. While on bedrest get lots of hydration, take your vitamins and restrict your calories. Be well. ...Read more

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How long does it take the average person to loose 100 pounds with diet and exercise ?

How long does it take the average person to loose 100 pounds with diet and exercise ?

Depends: A healthy weight loss would be an average of one to two pounds a week. Some people lose alot more in the beginning. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to notice weight loss after cutting calories?

Please tell me how long it takes for to notice weight loss after cutting calories?

That depends: That depends on how many calories you cut by. There are 3, 500 calories per pound. ...Read more

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When the weight loss will start on scale how long to become noticeable?

When the weight loss will start on scale how long to become noticeable?

Depends: It depends on how much you weight and how much you have to lose. If you weight 125 pounds and are 5 pounds overweight then you will notice changes with losing just a few. However, if you weight 250 and have 100 pounds to lose, i'm not sure it will become noticeable until you lose 10-15 pounds or more. Nonetheless don't give up, it will be noticeable! ...Read more

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How long does it take to lose loose skin when you have a lot of weight loss?

How long does it take to lose loose skin when you have a lot of weight loss?

Depends: It depends on the amount of weight loss and the age of the person. The most favorable results are in the young due to increased skin elasticity and in those with minor weight loss. If it is going to retract, should take less than a year. Massive weight loss often results in skin excess that will have to be surgically excised. ...Read more

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Will my loose skin tighten after weight loss? How long will it take? Please help me docs!

Will my loose skin tighten after weight loss? How long will it take? Please help me docs!

Depends: On how elastic your skin is, your age, and how overweight you were and how much you lost. However, NEVER base your weight loss on your skin. If you need to lose a certain amount of weight, see what you look like when done, and decide if you need further interventions such as surgery with your doctor. It's still better to lose the weight then worry about the extra skin. ...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 can you workout after reaching the weight loss goal?

How can you workout after reaching the weight loss goal?

Maintaining Weight : Maintaining your weight goal involves exercise (30-45min/day) and nutrition: palm-sized portion of lean protein every 3 hr/day with portion of whole grain carb (1/2c br rice, 1pc whole grn brd, 4 whole grn crkr); 3 tsp olive oil/buttr/day and sprinkle 4 portions of fruit & 5 veggie portions/day; supplement calcium; 1200mg epa/day and probiotics, 80-100oz clean water/day. ...Read more

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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 can I get back to exercising after a long time in order to lose weight?

How can I get back to exercising after a long time in order to lose weight?

Mini trampoline: Mini trampoline cost $35 in aldi stores. It is a best workout right inside your home - jump either 20 minutes or 200 counts to maintain a routine. Build on this routine. ...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 many hours do you have to walk to see weight loss? How long will it take before i see noticeable weight loss?

How many hours do you have to walk to see weight loss? How long will it take before i see noticeable weight loss?

Walking: Walking, or any exercise, is not the main way to lose weight.You will have far more success with excellent nuitrtion , focusing on minimal or no sugary foods.Walking is important for your body but not as important for weight loss.Also , correction of any hormonal imbalance will help you, so important to have this checked ...Read more

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When after major weight loss should you give your skin to firm up before resorting to plastic surgery?

When after major weight loss should you give your skin to firm up before resorting to plastic surgery?

Depends: The answer will be different for different types of skin and the inherent "quality" of the skin. The amount of weight loss may be a factor. Age plays a role as well. Best to get an exam and consultation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Does wearing training corset help to tone up the lose skin after delivery & how to lose weight when using it?

Does wearing training corset help to tone up the lose skin after delivery & how to lose weight when using it?

No: No, a training corset will not help to tone loose skin. Excess fat gained during pregnancy is most effectively lost through diet and exercise. Skin that seems 'loose' generally appears that way due to excess fat or rapid changes in weight. It will typically tighten with weight loss over time. ...Read more

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How can I speed up weight loss?

How can I speed up weight loss?

see details: Exercise and minimize carbohydrate intake as much as possible. Control portion size and no snacking between meals. ...Read more

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Is it humanly possible to lose 15 pounds and tone up nicely in 4 months?

Is it humanly possible to lose 15 pounds and tone up nicely in 4 months?

Sure: One could lose weight at a healthy pace (about a pound per week) through physical activity and taking in fewer calories than are burned. This could lead to a 15 to 16 pound weight loss in a four month period. ...Read more

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After suffering for long time anal fistula. I lose some weight and become underweight. How can i gain and go back to my normal weight again?

After suffering for long time anal fistula. I lose some weight and become underweight. How can i gain and go back to my normal weight again?

Check with Dr. first: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon,... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu,... ...Read more

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