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How Much Weight Can You Lose Fasting For 2 Weeks
on metaformin, no appetite , doc unsure why, can it hurt me in not eating much, only having a smoothie or two..want to lose weight so its good ?
Not to worry!: Metformin usually does not interfere with appetite although all oral sugar lowering medications can have stomach (GI) side effects. Try taking it AFTER meal(s) Weight loss due to poor appetite is not a good idea so consult with your Primay Care doc if continues ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not safe: Your body needs calories, nutrients, water to survive. A simple liquid fast of water, juice could be o-k for 24 hours, but it certainly is not a method to lose "lots of weight". Please also consider the role model you may set for your family members. You selecting proper eating habits will help your family do the same. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: To maintain health, it is important to nourish your body with healthy foods. If your goal is to lose weight, look to put into it healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy carbs. Track your meals and exercise. Losing weight requires lifestyle modifications whereas fasting is a state of deprivation. ...Read more
This is NG: 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
Restrict salt use: Instead of fasting I would recommend restricting your salt intake to reduce water weight. Actually when people have a high blood pressure. The first course of act that a physician takes is to prescribe a diet with less salt. The western diet is extremely high in salt content. I would recommend only taking in a max of 1500 mg of salt. Salt is also called sodium. You can check sodium on labels ...Read more
No: Skipping meals sends an alarm message to your brain that you are under stress. These stress hormones cause your body to try and decrease energy use (decrease your metabolism) and to hold onto your fat. Eating 3 healthy small meals and 2 to three healthy small snacks through out the day is best. This supplies your body with the full it needs and keeps your blood sugar stable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hazardous, temporary: Perhaps in the past water fasting was healthy. These days it is dangerous as we live in a toxic world & all have hundreds of toxins in our fat. When doing a water fast we burn fat & the toxins are released into our blood but our body has zero of the water-soluble vitamins (Vit. C, most B's) & phytonutrients essential to support our detox mechanisms, so it can make us quite ill. See comment: ...Read more
Can i lose more weight on the abc diet or by eating 200 calories a day and fasting one day a week?
Could i lose more weight on the abc diet or by eating 200 calories a day and fasting one day a week?
I want to know if i will lose more weight on the abc diet or by eating 200 calories a day and fasting one day a week?
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