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How much weight loss is concerning?

How much weight loss is concerning?

Too much Wt Loss...: This actually depends on multiple factors, e.g. Starting weight, height, body frame size, rate of weight loss, type of diet, and any other co-existing health issues. More than 3lb/ week is unhealthy. Monitor bmi and waist circumference to set goal, which you should confirm with your doctor. Best: palm sized portion protein + complex carb every 3 hr; 4fruits, 5vegies sprinkled across the day. ...Read more

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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 much unexplained weight loss is concerning?

How much unexplained weight loss is concerning?

Not hard and fast: There is no hard and fast rule, but if unintended weight loss is 5% or more of the person's body weight, it warrants an investigation. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Overweight and in my 1st week of weight loss I loss 5lb. Is losing this much concerning or could it just be water weight?

Hard to know: B"sd not really in experience with multidisciplinary weight management, men lose on average 5 lbs/week, women 3 lbs/week. Initial losses may represent depletion of glycogen (stored starch) and not fat loss - which will not be sustained. Fluid loss mostly in morbidly obese with leg swelling. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing an increase in anxiety the past year. & I unintentionally lost 8 pounds in the past 5 months. Is this weight loss concerning?

I have been experiencing an increase in anxiety the past year. & I unintentionally lost 8 pounds in the past 5 months. Is this weight loss concerning?

Abnormal BMI?: Is your BMI lower than normal? (Use an online calculator). Are you eating poorly? Other illness symptoms? If yes(s), see your Dr for an exam. Otherwise, try not to worry about the 8lbs but do look for a good CBT therapist to learn how to deal w/ that anxiety. It will help w/ any eating issues too. It can help many parts of life! Best wishes! ...Read more

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How much wockning to daily for a weight loss?

How much wockning to daily for a weight loss?

Not sure: Not sure what you are asking, but you need to burn off 3, 500 calories that you don't take in to lose one pound. Walking a mile will burn off about 100 calories. To be effective, exercise needs to be combined with dietary restriction. Talk you your registered dietitian and you doc. ...Read more

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What s the best diet for weight loss longterm?

What s the best diet for weight loss longterm?

Lifestyle: Study after study shows that short-term diets are not effective in maintaining weight loss. What you need is lifestyle changes and eat in a healthy way from now on. Fewer carbohydrates and fats along with increased reliance on vegetables will be very helpful. Activity is also important so a regular exercise program is recommended. Make healthy lifestyle changes and avoid the yo-yo dieting. ...Read more

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How much weight loss can occur with 30 day shred?

How much weight loss can occur with 30 day shred?

Depends: Upon the individual and their compliance. You have to burn off 3500 calories that you don't take in to lose a pound. Good luck, but you need to learn how to eat and exercise for the rest of your life, not just 30 days. ...Read more

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3 weeks after sleeve, not much weight loss, what's wrong?

3 weeks after sleeve, not much weight loss, what's wrong?

How much is not much: Many factors determine the rate of weight loss.. What was your starting bmi, the higher the starting bmi usually the more rapid the weight loss. Are you eating enough? It sounds counter-intuitive but eating not enough can actually slow weight loss. Also, mini plateaus of a few weeks where you continue to lose inches but the number on the scale doesn't move are very common. Talk to your surgeon.. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to see weight loss on the scale?

How much time does it take to see weight loss on the scale?

1 week: A coloric deficit of 3500 calories is equal to about 1 lb.. This deficit should be a mix of increased exercise, and decreased consumption. A good diet with exercise will produce about a 1,000 cal deficit daily - 7,000 per week. This is about 2 lbs. Most scales will show a 2 lb loss.. so figure about a week to see a change. ...Read more

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I'm 5'4 and 114 pounds. I want to lose weight. How much weight loss is healthy?

I'm 5'4 and 114 pounds. I want to lose weight. How much weight loss is healthy?

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

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Is there a best time of day to excercise to lose weight? And how much is safe to lose per week? If you're heavier, will the weight loss be faster?

Is there a best time of day to excercise to lose weight? And how much is safe to lose per week? If you're heavier, will the weight loss be faster?

Before meals: The best time is before meals. Initially weight loss can be rapid due to water/fluid loss, and then will gradually reduce thereafter if the exercise continues, and the appropriate diet is used. ...Read more

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I have lost 15 pounds in 2 months, test detected d.fragilis but how does that explain the weight loss? I haven't been eating much also. It's horrible

I have lost 15 pounds in 2 months, test detected d.fragilis but how does that explain the weight loss? I haven't been eating much also. It's horrible

D fragilis: D fragilis can cause problems but not often. That said, losing 15 pounds in 2 months (assuming you have not wanted to lose that weight), strongly suggests you go back to your doctor and work out what the cause(s) of your weight loss might be. Please keep me informed. PS: I left Sydney in 1974 and have been a doctor in Michigan since 1976. Many trips back to Sydney, each time very enjoyable. ...Read more

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My weight is too much ie 229 lbs height 5'7 age 20..I need a heavy weight loss.Give me tips to lose weight quickly.Waiting for precious reply..Thanks.

My weight is too much ie 229 lbs height 5'7 age 20..I need a heavy weight loss.Give me tips to lose weight quickly.Waiting for precious reply..Thanks.

Nutrition & exercise: Good nutrition & regular exercise are key to getting healthy. While mediterranean diet has most evidence supporting its benefits, it may not be applicable to all religions & cultures. But general principles are same. Be sure to expend more energy than you consume to gradually lose fat weight. Aim for 500cal/d deficit = 1 lb/wk loss. Talk to your family doc to be sure you're otherwise healthy. ...Read more

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How much can drinking affect weight loss?

How much can drinking affect weight loss?

Alcohol contains: 7 calories/gram -- compared to 4 each for carbohydrates and proteins and 9 for fat. That doesn't include the mixer, juice, etc with the alcohol or the food you eat while drinking. The more calories you take in, the harder it is to burn them off and lose weight. Drinking in moderation is not a problem, but in excess is a health risk. ...Read more

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How much weight loss can you lose on a water diet?

How much weight loss can you lose on a water diet?

Unhealthy loss: Fasting is an unhealthy and unsustainable method of weight loss which is not recommended. Any weight that is lost is from water and/or muscle mass loss, and the weight will be gained back as soon as the fast is ended. Moreover fasting can lead to serious complications such as dehydration, kidney failure and other dangerous complications. See your physician to discuss healthy ways to lose weight. ...Read more

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Will aderall cause weight loss, how much, and how fast?

Will aderall cause weight loss, how much, and how fast?

Not for weight loss: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) should not be prescribed or taken for weight loss. Its primary indication is for the treatment of add or adhd. It's an ampehetime-like drug, so one of the side effects may be some appetite suppression. However, using it for weight loss is below the standard of medical care and potentially dangerous. ...Read more

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How can I use apple for weight loss? How much can I eat per day?

How can I use apple for weight loss? How much can I eat per day?

Sugars not a diet: Any carbohydrate product you choose will not spur any weight loss. Sugars, (apples are 100% sugar) do not lead to weight loss but to weight gain. To lose weight you need to have a low calorie diet that is 60% proteins, 25% complex carbs and 15% fats. You should view your diet as sugars are lethal and will not help. Then exercise is also key. But, moderate exercise with hr around 130 bpm. ...Read more

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Could you tell me how much exercise is recomended for weight loss?

Could you tell me how much exercise is recomended for weight loss?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. Exercises such as crunches, planks, sit-ups, etc are good for toning the abdominal muscles, but cardio is best for weight loss. ...Read more

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How much dandelion root (taraxcum officinale) do I need for weight loss?

How much dandelion root (taraxcum officinale) do I need for weight loss?

None: It won't help you lose weight, except in your wallet. You need to learn how to eat and exercise in a way that you can live with for the rest of your life. Don't put anything in your body that you don't know what it is, what it's going to do, or what harm it could cause. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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I currently weigh 232 and am 5'6. I am down from 241 at begining of the year. How much weight loss until i see improvement in my bp?

I currently weigh 232 and am 5'6. I am down from 241 at begining of the year. How much weight loss until i see improvement in my bp?

Congrats: Great! keep up the good work. You have a ways to go before you get enough off to lower your BP but you are on the way. Be patient and don't lose determination to keep up what you're doing. ...Read more

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How can I stop weight loss after a grastic sleeve? Did it 10 months ago but still can't eat much, and does it have any long term side effects?

You can't: The point of the sleeve is to reduce your ability to eat; it does so by decreasing the size of your stomach; therefore, you will continue to be only able to eat small amounts at any one time; what you have to do is to eat small meals on a frequent basis; if you have reached your goal weight (i.e. Normal) and you are still losing weight, then talk to your doctor;. ...Read more

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Lost 50 lbs, found them again. Are there meds that are making weight loss more difficult. I bike 10 miles a day and walk 7 dogs. Not eating much too?

Lost 50 lbs, found them again. Are there meds that are making weight loss more difficult. I bike 10 miles a day and walk 7 dogs. Not eating much too?

Yes, esp insulin but: of both insulin production & fat storage. Study all these: http://goo.gl/uDGIwD, http://goo.gl/DKvdSI, http://goo.gl/mpd4Y6, http://goo.gl/gGXn9f, http://goo.gl/cypKOp, http://goo.gl/ynq0BZ, http://goo.gl/9Zz6GD, http://goo.gl/LG8tKl, http://goo.gl/JH8XBX, http://goo.gl/0zGMvn, http://goo.gl/u60tEC, http://goo.gl/XjgiP6, http://goo.gl/RPGWXs for better understanding. ...Read more

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How much is too much for weight loss. Is losing 13 pounds in 6 months without trying mean something is wrong? I was 184 now 171? My blood looks good.

How much is too much for weight loss. Is losing 13 pounds in 6 months without trying mean something is wrong? I was 184 now 171? My blood looks good.

Are u trying: Are you trying to lose weight? If you are actively cutting back calories and increasing activity, 1/2 to one pound a week is perfectly normal and a good healthy rate. If youre not trying to lose weight, your weight loss might need to be investigated by a professional doctor- start with an internist. ...Read more

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Weight loss tips?

Weight loss tips?

Another Tip: Moderate activity will maintain health. Walk 30+ minutes a day to stay active ; lift light weights! ...Read more

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Quick weight loss?

Quick weight loss?

Eat less, exercise: more. Counting calories... but mainly seeing where you are messing up. Might be helpful. wt. x 10 is number of calories burned per day. 100-500 calories per hour additional with exercise, and 4000 calories in/out is one pound. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ It is like an addiction, and we tend to eat on the basis of triggers like boredom, anger, habit... cannot say in your particular case. ...Read more

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Quick weight loss?

Quick weight loss?

Just be sensible.: The real key to weight loss is to just watch the size of your portions at meals, eat healthy, and exercise regularly. There's no radical diet or exercise plan or pill that will magically give you meaningful and sustained weight loss. The ol' fashioned way is still be best way to lose weight for the long term. Two pounds per week is a prudent rate of loss. ...Read more

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Abnormal weight loss?

Abnormal weight loss?

Try to clarify: Unfortunately your question about abnormal weight loss is a bit vague. Try to we formulate your question with some more specifics, as I'm sure, plenty of doctors here would be happy to help. ...Read more

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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