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How Quickly Can Orlistat Make You Lose Weight
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
Not advised: Loosing weight very quickly can be done but is not advised because of several reasons: Methods to achieve rapid weight loss(diet pills, severe diets, etc) are not sustainable. Inevitably such methods result in RAPID weight gain as soon as they are stopped. The faster you loose, the faster you will regain. A 1-2 pound weight loss per week is max recommended. Equals 50-100 pounds in a year! ...Read more
Go slowly: Best to do this with your doctor's guidance. Eat 1/2 as much of everything and if you are hungry eat carrots, celery or lettuce. Drink plenty of water and start a gradual exercise program--as riding a stationary bike or walking a few blocks and add to the distance over a period of time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, but don't: Your goal should never be rapid weight loss. Rarely is it healthy and rarely will it be permanent. Moreover, weight loss with the help of over-the-counter "fat burners" is never permanent. You're much better off stepping back, assessing your lifestyle - diet and activity - and making lifestyle changes that will result in gradual, but long-term, changes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fills & Chills!: Drink a glass of cold water before eating. This will provide some satiation, and the cool water will decrease (short term) motility of your stomach. Make sure you drink another glass while you eat. Scientific studies have shown this helps with modest, but steady (not rapid) weight loss. Good diet maneuver! ...Read more
Combo: Eat healthy foods that are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Work out with heavier weights with fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours per night. Hydrate well with water. Snacking when you are trying to gain weight>. Nuts are high in calories, contain protein & are high in monosaturated fat (almonds). We all should aim. ...Read more
Slower is better.: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Be physically active with both cardio & weight training. ...Read more
Eat fewer calories: Our bodies are in balance. If we eat more calories than we use, we gain weight. If we eat FEWER calories than we use, we lose weight. (People who stay the same weight eat more than they use on some days, and less than they use on other days... but it averages out over time, so that they are eating and using the same number of calories.) Eating FEWER calories than needed, will cause weight loss. ...Read more
How quickly?: Eat a balanced breakfast- egg,yogurt,fruit & oatmeal Last meal before 6PM.Small frequent meals. Plenty of water,nuts,vegetables of various colours. Salad/salmon diet-Refer to drhoffman.com 30 min exercise-walking,stretching,yoga,Zumba- any movements.No need for gym. Avoid all artificial sweeteners- use stevia ...Read more
Cutting out junk.: There are 140 calories in a 12 ounce can of coke. There are 3, 500 calories that need to be burned per pound. You do the multiplication. Over time cutting out one soda per day will make a significant difference. Go for it! ...Read more
No easy method.: 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
Not a good idea: Amphetamines do decrease your appetite temporarily. However it comes at a significant cost. They are addicting and are not considered safe or effective for that purpose by the fda. Furthermore, people who lose wt. By using a drug almost never make the necessary changes to keep the weight off. You can't take speed the rest of your life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat healthy,eat less: To lose a pound a week, eat 500 calories less a day than you regularly eat. This can be accomplished by increasing your consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables to 5-7 servings a day. Have at least two servings of fruits and vegetables at each meals, and vegetables generally have less calories than fruit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lower carbs: Get rid if all sugars, and simple carbohydrates like white bread, pasta, white rice, and potatoes. Minimize eating processed and packaged foods as well as eating out, especially at fast food places. Start walking or running at least a mile every single day. Plan out your meals and exercises ahead of time and check them off as done, writing in any extra foods eaten. See doctor if help needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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