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How Much Weight Do Newborns Lose
Less than you intake: It is important to expend more calories than you take in. This is done by healthy amount of calories daily and exercise. It takes time to lose weight and you won't necessarily see it daily but more likely over the long term depending your body type and metabolic rate. ...Read more
Difficult to Say: We need to know more to advise you. Are you male or female? Current weight? How tall are you? Are you very active or pretty inactive? Weight training? All of these & other factors come into play. Webmd and many other sites have calorie calculators that ask a variety of questions and can give a range for each day. Also note that the number will be an average per day. ...Read more
Can't tell: It's difficult to determine. With breast feeding your metabolism is working more, which helps burn calories. It also helps your uterus contract back down to regular size quicker. This will decrease the pregnant belly appearance and make you look thinner sooner. The exact amount of weight loss depends on how much you gained and how much you weighed prior to your pregnancy. ...Read more
See below: For my patients. I recommend 2 to 5 pounds weekly. The heavier you are the more weight you lose during the first few months. As you get close to lean body mass, the weight will slow down. Please check with your doctor to see if there's any reason that you're having trouble losing weight. There's information. Also located on our webpage. W ww.Weigh station.Net. Please read the newsletters. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weight loss: Please don't lose weight! I strongly suggest you see a nurse practitioner who will help you to get to reasonable body weight. 114 pounds may be too little for your height. Don't need to put on much weight but I am confident that a small increase in weight will be very helpful ...Read more
Eat fewer calories: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones 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
Salt restriction: Water retention is actually usually caused by sodium retention. That easiest way to reduce water retention is to reduce the amount of sodium intake. The recommended amount of sodium on a low sodium diet is 2000 mg per day. Most food items will have the sodium in milligrams label on them. ...Read more
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