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How can I prevent gaining weight if I just binged?

How can I prevent gaining weight if I just binged?

It depends: An occasional binge should not result in weight gain. If you binge frequently, there is no healthy way to rid yourself of the excess calories. Any attempts to "purge" (by vomiting, next-day starvation, using water pills, etc) are dangerous to your health. Just go back to healthy eating and exercise and don't feel guilty. If it keeps happening, get into a treatment program. ...Read more

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How do I gain weight rapidly if I have eating problems?I don't eat much

How do I gain weight rapidly if I have eating problems?I don't eat much

See endocrinologist: What eating problems do you have, if you do not eat much? Weight gain without ingesting a lot of calories could have many reasons. Consulting with an md, especially an endocrinologist is in order. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight but can't stop eating sweets! how can I stop my cravings?

I want to lose weight but can't stop eating sweets! how can I stop my cravings?

Behavior Mod: Ways to stop sugar craving: 1) sugar leads to more sugar: is almost self-addicting. A roller coaster of blood sugar levels with episodes of low blood sugar triggering sugar craving. 2) think of sugar as poison. Realize how harmful sugar is. Create mental images (behavior modification) about bad sugar. Create good mental images about fruits and vegetables. 3) eat small portions every three hours. ...Read more

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Will i lose weight if i stop drinking?

Certainly : If by drinking you mean alcohol, you would most certainly lose weiht if you are drinking excessive amounts. Alcohol has a very high caloric content which they body converts to and preserves as fat therby causing weight gain. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight if dieting isnt working?

How can I lose weight if dieting isnt working?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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How much weight can I lose if I eat a healthy dinner?

How much weight can I lose if I eat a healthy dinner?

1-2 lbs/week.: We generally like people to lose one to two pounds per week through eating a healthy dinner. And lunch. And breakfast. And snacks. And exercising. ...Read more

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Will I lose weight if I just stop eating completely?

Will I lose weight if I just stop eating completely?

Bad Idea: Your body will go into starvation mode. Your metabolic rate will slow down and you will burn fewer calories. This is likely to back fire on you. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight if i love food and hate exercise?

Less food: You need to reduce the amount of food you eat. You may wish to consult your doctor for medication that may help. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/diet/default.htm. ...Read more

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If I am really overweight and i want to lose weight quickly but healthily, how many calories should I eat?

If I am really overweight and i want to lose weight quickly but healthily, how many calories should I eat?

Be patient and go sl: Weight loss takes a lot of discipline and practice it for the long hall. Eat less, slowly cutting on daily calories gradually.. Stay under 1500 caloris a day. Also eat healthy food with ample vegetables, fruits and grains supplemented with proteins. Avoid fats and oily foods. Proteins are best found in eggs, tofu, fish and nuts and in. Low fat dairy and yogurt. Avoid sugars and too many sweets. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight if I've been gaining weight from not eating enough?

How can I lose weight if I've been gaining weight from not eating enough?

Weight loss: There is no one plan fits all. In general eat less and exercise more. Many structured plans can work ie weight watchers, 17 day diet, low carb. All have been successful for many. ...Read more

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How much weight can I lose if i stay on a gluten-free diet?

How much weight can I lose if i stay on a gluten-free diet?

Caloric restriction: Gluten free diet by itself will not cause weight loss unless you reduce your caloric intake and increase catabolism by exercise. You can lose as much weight as you wish, depending on the redcution in your caloric balance. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gluten-free-diet/my01140. ...Read more

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I have gained so much weight after marriage. How can i reduce it fastly?

Lifestyle change...: The only 'fast' way to lose weight is to stop eating. This is not the best for obvious reasons. You didn't gain the weight overnight, you shouldn't expect to lose it any faster than you gained it. Standard advice is to improve the quality and quantity of your food, and become more physically active. The goal should not be to get thin, better to get 'fit'. ...Read more

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How do I overcome binge before I gain too much weight?

How do I overcome binge before I gain too much weight?

Talk to your doctor: You may need evaluation for an eating disorder. Working with a counselor may help you identify what is causing the binging, and help you find more constructive ways of dealing with the underlying issues. ...Read more

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How much weight can I lose a week?

How much weight can I lose a week?

Two pounds at most.: We generally consider one to two pounds of lost weight weekly a healthy rate of loss. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much weight can I lose by not eating salt?

Can you tell me how much weight can I lose by not eating salt?

Not much: You won't lose that much weight. If you really want to lose weight, you should watch your calorie intake and exercise regularly. ...Read more

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How can I stop eating I gain 5kg and I want lose them in a month

How can I stop eating I gain 5kg and I want lose them in a month

Slow down the pace: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am eating too much fat/calories.?

How to tell if I am eating too much fat/calories.?

Lab tests: Habit yourself how many calories every time eat something. After sometime you automonomously will know it. Anorexics do this hourly. Overweight people do not want to be reminded. It is not too hard to measure how many calories. Seek nutirionist help and google it. Your daily calories need is ~2500. For every unburned 3500 calories, you gain one pound. Get blood work as a baseline. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight but keep binge eating. How do I get better control?

I want to lose weight but keep binge eating. How do I get better control?

Consider: Over eater's anonymous. It is a free, confidential ; effective program. ...Read more

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I bought grapefruit diet pills. I read you can use them to lose weight. How much weight will i lose and how fast?

I bought grapefruit diet pills. I read you can use them to lose weight. How much weight will i lose and how fast?

It is a gimmic: Inmy opinion they are just gimmick and some people have placebo effect and may loose couple of pounds, but long term not effective in my opinion. ...Read more