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Doctor insights on: How To Fairly Judge A Weight Loss Competition

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Doing six week weight loss competition, lost inches around waist, gained it in the bust. Is that normal at all???

Doing six week weight loss competition, lost inches around waist, gained it in the bust. Is that normal at all???

No, your lucky: generally it is the other way around ! and... loss of inches aroudn the waist is an independent sign of lowering risk of medical illnesses like diabetes and heart disease. you cannot control where you lose the weight except if you do not do exercise the loss is predominantly muscle. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Losing Weight is also known as 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


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Are there any weight loss pills that actually work fairly quickly?

Are there any weight loss pills that actually work fairly quickly?

No quick fix: The best program for weight loss focuses on education and provides ongoing support. Go to www.Drnewton.Tsfl.Com and spend some time looking a the take shape for life program. You can send me an email from there if you are interested in learning more about the program. I can coach you through the program. ...Read more

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Can anxiety really cause unexplained (and fairly rapid) weight loss? Doc says so but I've been fairly anxious my whole life and NEVER lost weight!

Can anxiety really cause unexplained (and fairly rapid) weight loss? Doc says so but I've been fairly anxious my whole life and NEVER lost weight!

Definitely,: Anxiety is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, palpitations, tremors, weight loss, headache. ...Read more

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Are there any recommended weight loss pills? I am a fairly active 20 year old female, with a BMI of about 24. I have been doing a workout regime for a couple of months now combining weight lifting and cardio. I eat a well balanced diet, mostly vegetarian

Given : Given you age and bmi, i suggest that you can better manage your weight through careful diet and activity. Currently, there are only limited options for an oral weight loss medication and all have their limitations and side-effects. Phentermine is an amphetamine has been approved by the fda and has been used for many years as a weight loss formula. It is used for a limited period of time to speed weight loss in overweight people who are exercising and eating a low-calorie diet and belongs to a class of medications called anorectics. A combination of Phentermine and topiramate (brand name topamax®) or also known as qnexa is under consideration by the fda for approval in 2012. Bontril is another amphetamine-related weight-loss drug, but like any amphetamine, are potentially addictive. Empatic is a combination drug consisting of two already fda approved medications, zonisamide and bupropion, for seizures and antidepressant, respectively - the combination is being tested for weight loss. Some appetite suppressant drugs such as Fenfluramine (also known as fen phen), chlorphentermine, and aminorex induced a heart valve abnormalities as well as pulmonary hypertension. These drugs were eventually withdrawn from the market. Lorcaserin, a selective 5-ht(2c) receptor agonist, produced modest weight loss but was not initially approved by the fda - resubmission is being consider in 2012. The monoaminergic re-uptake inhibitor tesofensine has also been shown to produce impressive weight loss in smaller-scale clinical studies and future tests are planned. The ads you see on the internet are for non-proven weight loss treatments. ...Read more

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Why take a buddy approach to weight loss?

Why take a buddy approach to weight loss?

It's more fun: It's both a support mechanism and a form of friendly competition. It also gives you an automatic accountability system. Most importantly, studies show that it works well. ...Read more

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Is it true that weightlifting and sprints are more effective for weight loss in women than aerobic exercise?

Is it true that weightlifting and sprints are more effective for weight loss in women than aerobic exercise?

Not necessarily: High intensity interval training(which entails some sort of sprinting) appears to be more efficient than "standard" aerobic exercise at improving fitness levels and weight loss. In the end, this is like a one size diet fitting all; there isn't one. Remember, bodybuilders when preparing for competitions "cut" weight by adding cardiovascular training not just increasing resistance training. ...Read more

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Worried i was losing weight because of another reason but i had changes my diet and was exercising. Went bk to old diet no loss in 2 weeks. Am i ok?

Worried i was losing weight because of another reason but i had changes my diet and was exercising.  Went bk to old diet no loss in 2 weeks. Am i ok?

Yes: This is simple arithmetic. If you are taking in more calories than you are consuming you will gain weight, and to the contrary if you're taking in less you will lose weight. If you want to lose more weight then either eat less or exercise more and burn more calories. Otherwise no problem. Keep up the good work. Am impressed at your dedication. ...Read more

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Will i lose weight with intermittent fasting while eating 1200cl a day? Want to loss at least 30lbs by summer 5'3 217lbs

Will i lose weight with intermittent fasting while eating 1200cl a day? Want to loss at least 30lbs by summer 5'3 217lbs

Not a good plan: Intermittent fasting may not be a good plan, because every time you do that, you slow your metabolism. You want to increase muscle also -- not lose it as you can through fasting. Muscle burns more calories to maintain, than fat does. Working with a nutritionist and trainer (they could be the same person) can help you develop an individualized program to lose the weight. ...Read more

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Any tips for weight loss?

Any tips for weight loss?

Diet and Exercise: The goal is to burn more calories than you consume. Watch your diet; eliminate junk food and don't over-eat. Consider liquids as well; soda, alcohol, etc. Contains lots of calories. Exercise multiple times a week. If you find an activity you really enjoy you'll be more likely to engage in that activity. Avoid fad diets that could prevent you from getting adequate nutrition. Make healthy choices! ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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