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How much weight loss you can have on 2 months of very low calorie diet?

How much weight loss you can have on 2 months of very low calorie diet?

It depends: On your height, weight, sex, age and metabolic rate. On average a young male on a very low calorie diet (800 kcal/day) can lose up to 4-5 lbs. In a week (female 2-3 lbs./week). The heavier the start weight, the more the weight loss, unless an underlying disease like low thyroid function is in place. With intense exercise (cardio and weights) the weight loss can be more obviously. ...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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Can a low calorie diet can slow down weight loss?

Can a low calorie diet can slow down weight loss?

Low calorie diet: Low calorie diets are 800-1000cal/day with small meals every 2-3 hours r very effective. People consuming fewer than this may decrease their resting metabolism rate over time since too few calories appears like starvation, causing the body to slow its metabolism rate. Weight loss centers measure resting metabolism rate to help develop a program right for your metabolism & monitor muscle loss. ...Read more

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Is it normal for low calorie diet resulting rapid weight loss?

Is it normal for low calorie diet resulting rapid weight loss?

Not safe: Rapid weight loss has the following risks -
gallstones, which occur in 12% to 25% of people losing large amounts of weight over several months.
Dehydration, which can be avoided by drinking plenty of fluids.
Malnutrition, usually from not eating enough protein for weeks at a time.
Electrolyte imbalances, which rarely can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Just out of curiosity is it possible to be on a very low calorie diet but not lose weight if consuming too much foods that cause bloating like sodium?

Just out of curiosity is it possible to be on a very low calorie diet but not lose weight if consuming too much foods that cause bloating like sodium?

Bloating can be a: Sign of food allergies or gluten intolerance. Have yourself tested to make sure you know what you're allergic too. It's not the calories consumed, but the proportion of carbs to protein that will help you loose weight. Less than 1/2 cup of carbs is good with 2/3 of your plate with organic veges of 5 colors, and 4 oz of protein, lots of purified water after your meal. 1/4 cup fruit/day. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will you still lose weight on a very low calorie diet if you are not in ketosis?

Will you still lose weight on a very low calorie diet if you are not in ketosis?

Yes: The danger of low calorie diet that is not balanced can cause essential muscle loss - puts your gut and heart in danger, can cause electrolyte imbalance and danger of creating gall stones - so do with caution and inform your pcp about your goal so he or she can work with you. ...Read more

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How much time will take to lose weight on a low calorie diet?

How much time will take to lose weight on a low calorie diet?

Difficult: Low-carb diet is likely to promote weight loss, at least at first, but risky. Weight loss may or may not continue long term, depending on your commitment to following the eating plan. If you abandon the low-carb diet and return to your former eating habits, you may regain any lost weight. ...Read more

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Is a low calorie diet a good way to lose weight?

Is a low calorie diet a good way to lose weight?

Not necessarily: In many cases the low cal diet can signal to the thyroid that you are in starvation mode thus preventing weight loss. A surer way to lose weight is by eating a meditteranean style diet minus any grains containing gluten and including low glycemic foods. Eating 3 meals and 2 snacks may show more results than calorie counting. Let me know how you do. ...Read more

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How do I figure out why I am not losing weight on this low calorie diet?

How do I figure out why I am not losing weight on this low calorie diet?

Weight Loss Low Cal: There is a pervasive myth that weight loss is all about calories. There are several factors that regulate weight including diet, exercise, sleep, circadian rhythm, stress, weight promoting medications, genetics, epigenetics, etc. Try to find an obesity medicine physician who can help you explore your struggles with weight loss as calories may not be part of your issue. ...Read more

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If you eat a low calorie diet but majority consists of carbohydrates, would you still lose weight?

If you eat a low calorie diet but majority consists of carbohydrates, would you still lose weight?

Yes, if low enough: Helpful weight loss foods are natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (without salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits contain natural sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, regardless of where it comes from. ...Read more

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If I go on a low calorie diet all week and just every Saturday have a meal I enjoy and a few pints of cider, will I still lose weight?

If I go on a low calorie diet all week and just every Saturday have a meal I enjoy and a few pints of cider, will I still lose weight?

Your cardiac history: Is important considering you've been on a Holter monitor, had a stress test done before. Low calorie diet indicates that you are overweight or worried about gaining weight? If you exercise, you burn calories. Work with a clinical nutritionist to make sure you have a nutrient dense diet, and not one with minimal calories, or you'll be approaching it from the wrong angle. ...Read more

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I'm a 5'2 18 year old girl and my weight is 138.6. Is it possible that I can lose weight with jogging 30mins everyday w/ a low calorie diet? Thanks.

I'm a 5'2 18 year old girl and my weight is 138.6. Is it possible that I can lose weight with jogging 30mins everyday w/ a low calorie diet? Thanks.

Yes: Regular exercise like jogging and a healthy diet should help you lose a good amount of weight over time. I advise a diet low in simple carbs like sugar and grains and high in vegetables. One of the best diets to support weight loss is dr. Joel fuhrman's- see http://www. Drfuhrman. Com/library/are-you-a-nutritarian. Aspx
good luck! ...Read more

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Can't lose weight I tried everything, low calorie diet (I lose 4 kilo's and I stop losing); I checked my hormones everything is normal; I'm 109 kilos!

Can't lose weight I tried everything, low calorie diet (I lose 4 kilo's and I stop losing); I checked my hormones everything is normal; I'm 109 kilos!

No quick fix: Success weight loss will require a life style modification, take in less calories than you consume, eat low calorie diet, avoid high energy carbs and fats, read about healthy diet habits or see a Dietition, do exercise an hour daily if you can, eat more frequent but small meals, eat vegetables and salads, if you have tried all, see a medical weight loss person or a Bariatric surgeon to discuss! ...Read more

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I'm on a low calorie diet to lose weight but when I exercise (walk), I feel tired sometimes. Do I need to add a vitamin supplement?

Coconut oil: Coconut oil is high in medium chain fats that are easily burnt for energy. I tell my patients to add a tablespoon to at least one meal a day. Beware of low fat or fat free diets. Good fats are required for optimal health. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent weight gain after a very low calorie diet?

Is there a way to prevent weight gain after a very low calorie diet?

Yes: Weight gain can be prevented or overcome by a permanent change in lifestyle and in personal outlook. If a person eats fewer calories than he needs to live on each day, his body will use the stored fuel (fat). If a person exercises more than he did before, but does not start eating more calories, then his body will use up the fat (stored fuel). Easier said than done, but definitely possible to do. ...Read more

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Can a very low calorie diet of around 650 calories for two months cause a thyroid issue?

Can a very low calorie diet of around 650 calories for two months cause a thyroid issue?

Maybe: When you do a very low calorie diet you change your metabolism into a starvation mode.
Therefore, the body is going to have to adapt. Thyroid included. It can be dangerous to do this without medical supervision. Many times I have had patients try this on their own and end up with a Gallbladder attack. Have not had thyroid issues in my practice. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much weight could I lose on a very low calorie diet?

Can you tell me how much weight could I lose on a very low calorie diet?

It depends: It depends on your present height and weight, your body mass, how much you exercise and the specifics of your diet. ...Read more

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I've been on a very low calorie diet for the past 10 days (been busy + have just forgotten food) will I put on weight if I start to eat normal again?

I've been on a very low calorie diet for the past 10 days (been busy + have just forgotten food) will I put on weight if I start to eat normal again?

Maybe: You may put on a few pounds as your body restores its glycogen. Make sure when you start eating again you drink plenty of water and eat healthy. Lean protein, lots of vegetables, small amount of whole grain and 1-2 fruits. Just don't go crazy with fast food or junk food. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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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


Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more