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How Much Weight Can You Lose In Four Months If You Weigh 230
20 pounds: At 5'4", a healthy weight range for most people is between 110 and 144 pounds. So, a good goal for you may be to lose 20 pounds. ...Read more
I'm a 5'9", 20 Y/O female and weigh 135 pounds. How much weight do I need to lose in order to be thin and healthy?
How can I lose 75 lbs fast? I weigh 210lbs and im very worried about my weight and health but no matter what I do I can't lose wight?
If I eat right, but don't exercise, will I be able to lose weight? I just hate to exercise! If yes, in how much time? I'm 5'3" and weigh 75 kgs.
Yes: Dietary change is considerably more important than exercise for weight loss. Exercise of course helps general wellbeing but isn't necessary here. For healthy, sustainable weight loss you should target about 10% reduction in your total weight over a 6-12 month period. Make enjoyable dietary changes that you can continue lifelong, not difficult changes that you can't keep up. Good luck! ...Read more
I am 70 lbs overweight but still can't stop eating sweets. What is a safe and fast weigh to lose the weight?
2 weeks ago, I weighed 115-116 pounds which is normal for me. Now I weigh 110 but I haven't dieted or exercised. I'm glad I'm losing weight but why?
Loss of Weight:
I understand your concern to lose 5-6pounds in 2 weeks
At age 17, stressors of relationships, separation, breaking of relationships can cause anxiety and depression which can cause loss of weight. It is not WHAT you eat, IT IS WHAT is eating you!
Amphetamines and cocaine abuse,
Overactive thyroid gland and overuse of laxatives can also cause loss of weight.
See a Physician for diagnosis. ...Read more
Is it true that losing weight too fast is not good for you? And if I weigh 247 now how much weight should I lose a week in order to be 185 by febuary?
Rate of weight loss: It is fine to lose 2-5 lbs per week. ...Read more
What is a healthy amount of weight to lose for a 16 year old female? I've just recently turned 16 and have struggled with my weight for years. I would assume I weigh around 155-160 and I am 5'4". I would like to lose 20-25 lbs by the middle of march. Is t
For your height a healthy weight is about 140-145, therefore you probably need to lose about 10-15 pounds. A healthy way to lose weight is by adopting a healthy lifestyle. This would include exercise for at least 30 minutes 5 days a week, more if possible. Weight training is key. Also a healthy diet. Eats six small meals a day. Your plate should be half veggies (green if possible) 1/4 lean meat, and 1/4 whole grains (i.E brown rice).
If you need additional help or a plan to follow, request a visit with a nutritionist; your pediatrician or family doctor can refer you.
Good luck. ...Read more
How much weight will I lose if I don't eat anything for 24 hours & only drink water? Its for a weigh in for boxing :)
Just under 1 lb: This is also assuming that you continue your program of very vigorous exercise. I'm a ringside physician myself. Don't do this often, and especially don't get dehydrated. ...Read more
See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and leafy green lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy them no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar ; simple starch calories. ...Read more
I'm worried about u:
You are already very underweight and that is not healthy. Your body mass index is only 18. Normal is 20-25.
Are you a dancer or model or just think you are not thin enough?
People obsessed with losing weight even though they are underweight may have anorexia nervosa.
This needs medical attention to correct the distorted body image and prevent complications like bone loss. ...Read more
I feel like everyone is lying to me. I weigh 45.2kg and I'm 5"7' I think that I'm too fat and should lose more weight. Would losing make me healthy?
BMI < 16 = underweight.
An underweight person who believes he/she needs to lose weight when others disagree may have a distorted body image (eg: anorexia nervosa). Further weight loss can be very unhealthy. It is possible to mistake poor muscle tone for excess fat, in which case exercise and gain in weight through muscle is healthy. It is very worthwhile discussing with primary care physician. ...Read more
What are the benefits & risks of losing a lot of weight? I've lost 55 lbs. In the past seven months, I now weigh 118 lbs. I'm 16 & 5ft. 1/2 in. Tall
Weight loss: If you loose weight too quickly also loose bone strength and get brittle bones. Healthy weight loss is about 1lb per week. Fad diets do more harm. ...Read more
Eat less ; exercise:
The key to losing weight is not a temporary diet but permanent changes. Sugars ; simple carbs from grains esp. Cause weight gain. Also avoid fried foods. I like dr. Furhman's diet: http://bit. Ly/1dhw9ht
dr. Weil has useful info: http://huff. To/19ygs8y- see his "discuss that" link in his article.
Exercise is also important!
it's best to choose organic foods:http://bit. Ly/19x
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I weigh 150 lbs. My goal is to lose 20 lbs which would be 22.5% of my body weight. How much could this lower my bp?? I walk too.
Various studies have documented various degrees of improvement. A drop by 12 points in the systolic and up to 8 points in the diastolic were noted in the following study with the loss of 8kg (about 18 lb.)
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/15107009#
Keep in mind other factors such as sodium restriction and effects of other conditions and meds are a factor too. ...Read more
I had a body analysis done and my body fat is 31.4% but BMI is normal. I weigh 65kg and height is 165cm. How much weight do I need to lose.
I am 18, 5'6 and weigh 214 lbs. Should I consider losing weight? If so, how much should I lose to be at s healthier weight? Am I overweight?
About 50 lbs. Yes.: The average 66-inch 18-year-old woman weighs about 135 pounds. Estimate that by using 105 pounds for a 60-inch (5-foot) woman, and add 5 pounds for every extra inch in height (105+30=135). Take the next 2 years to lose 2 pounds per month, by eating LESS. Exercise is good too. Avoid sugar. Avoid simple carbs. No sugared drinks. Eat LESS. Two pounds a month for 2 years is 48 pounds of weight loss. ...Read more
I am 31 yr old female.59 kg. Wld lik to lose weight. I exercise 3 hrs a day for 6days a week. Is it too much? How much shld I exercise to lose weigh
That's good: Eat sensibly and exercise as a habit as much as you enjoy, and you'll lose and keep it off. Don't even focus on numbers, but on adjusting your attitude. Exercise is pleasure and food is fuel. ...Read more
I am 18 years old, 5'6'', and weigh 225 pounds. I am moderately active and eat well, but I don't know why I am maintaining weight than losing it?
BMI is 36: Your BMI is too high, it is a calculation based on weight and height and needs to be less than 25. Here are some things to try. Calculate how many calories you are eating daily and cut that back by 500 calories a day. Increase your exercise to one hour a day. Cut back on carbohydrates in your diet. See a doctor to make sure your do not have a metabolic cause for weight gain. Good luck ...Read more
What should I do if I can't eat? I'm 19 years old and in the fall weighed 148lbs. I now weigh 124lbs. And am still losing weight. I try eating everyday and am constantly thinking about food but then whenever I try to eat I either make myself sick or loose
Hello. Your weight loss is concerning. Especially since you are really trying not to loss weight. After a prolonged period of not eating enough, your hunger mechanism can drop. Additionally, your stomach might only be used to a very small boluses of food, so it is not stretching easily. This would lead to early satiety and may make it difficult to eat a full sized meal.
The first thing I would do is to make an appointment with your doctor for a comprehensive medical evaluation to ensure that there are no medical conditions causing it. I noted that you were on wellbutrin (bupropion) which can be effective in helping overweight depressed people to lose weight. However, you were not on it when the problems began. Anxiety can cause a number of the symptoms that you are describing. You indicated that "whenever I try to eat I either make myself sick" does this mean you make yourself vomit? What does it mean? If you are inducing emesis, there could be a possible eating disorder. So an evaluation by a psychologist or psychiatrist would also be valuable. In the mean time, recommend that you eat small meals five to six times a day. Take care. ...Read more
As a teenager, it: May be safest to work with a nutritionist. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. 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. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities:. ...Read more
There is: No healthy way to do it. I'm not going to list all the unhealthy ways as I see no reason for you to harm yourself for something as unimportant as a weight in. ...Read more
It isn't that bad: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, specifically measurements of fat. At that weight you certainly do not Need to lose weight. You are within a few pounds of ideal weight. But without an exam I can't say if you are a bit over OR even a bit UNDER weight (zero body fat, and moderate muscle would be under-weight; guys would definitley be so) ...Read more
Weight loss: Hi, a low calorie diet with lower carbohydrate intake and higher Protein (not more than 30% of calorie intake) and fiber could help. Also 90-120 hours of cardio exercise is crucial, although I don't know anything about your current weight and height. You can use myfitnesspal app to track your diet and activity, also Atkin diet works very well. ...Read more
Decrease calorie int: Congrats on deciding to take control of your health. When it comes to weight loss calories are very important. You must have a negative balance of calories to lose weight. You may want to start by seeing a nutritionist or dietician. I recommend you track the food that you eat. There are very good apps on the web. I recommend my patients download myfitnesspal. Exercise burns calories- do both. ...Read more
Insure your weight: Loss goals are healthy before you start. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more