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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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