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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 to get into shape without hurting myself by overdoing while I am losing weight?

How to get into shape without hurting myself by overdoing while I am losing weight?

Enjoyable low impact: Try to go to an introductory yoga or piyo (pilates/yoga) as a starting point. Being around other people with similar goals and having it overseen by a group leader helps keep you focus on correct form. Local pools also have pool exercise classes that help protect backs and joints. Make sure you enjoy the routine and that it is low impact. Walking is also a great starting point. ...Read more

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I would like to get some advice or help on why I'm not losing weight and how do I do it?

I would like to get some advice or help on why I'm not losing weight and how do I do it?

Not sure what you're: Doing to lose weight. 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. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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I get so upset about not losing weight I actually eat to comfort myself. How dumb is that>?

I get so upset about not losing weight I actually eat to comfort myself. How dumb is that>?

Discouraging: It's not surprising that you use food to comfort yourself since certain foods may help people feel better temporarily. Maybe you're trying to make too many changes at once. Research has shown that willpower is like a muscle and can get worn out if we try to use it too much. Have you tried talking to a dietitian or a gone to a group like weight watchers? Others can often help keep you motivated. ...Read more

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Hey dr, im costantly losing weight and I don't know why or how. I'm wondering what can I do to at least have a appetite or get a lil weight back on me.

Hey dr, im costantly losing weight and I don't know why or how. I'm wondering what can I do to at least have a appetite or get a lil weight back on me.

Weight loss.: Most of the time, all it takes to gain weight is to eat more calories than you burn off. If that is not occurring, it is important to find out why you're losing weight or unable to gain weight. You should see your doctor for a baseline evaluation to determine the answer to this question. This is important. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why would you get stretch marks from losing weight instead of gaining?

Why would you get stretch marks from losing weight instead of gaining?

Skin tears: Stretch marks are tears in the skin cause by weight gain. They can be covered up, but not improved by creams and lotions. The only possibly effective therapy is cosmetic plastic surgery, but that's a big step for a non-health and non-life threatening problem. ...Read more

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How to get a toned stomach without losing weight?

How to get a toned stomach without losing weight?

Stomach tone: For flat abdomen eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e., running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.). ...Read more

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How can I get focus about losing weight?

How can I get focus about losing weight?

Process Goal: Focus on process goal - weightloss is an outcome goal - an end result. It is important to have good method or process on how to obtain this goal - so example of process goal is to walk daily or eat vegetables. Process goals can change over time as you achieve them. ...Read more

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What is a proven way for a teen to get abs without losing weight?

What is a proven way for a teen to get abs without losing weight?

Define "Abs": Exercise will help you bulk up your abdominal muscles. However, to have them "pop" or look cut, you will need to have a total body fat percentage in the single digits (<10%). Most competitive body builders get down to 3-5%. Since most normal people carry around about 20%, you must either loose the fat or increase the muscle mass enough to make the difference. ...Read more

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How can you still get all the nutrients you need when losing weight?

How can you still get all the nutrients you need when losing weight?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit)
nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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Could jogging every other day and lifting help me get a tone body along with losing weight?

Could jogging every other day and lifting help me get a tone body along with losing weight?

Yes: That is a good plan for losing weight and " toning up"... All u have to do now is follow your plan and eat appropriately. If you continue this well thought out and ambitious work out regimen you will lose weight and have a well-toned body @ 6 months- 1 year. The key is to not quit! Good luck! ...Read more

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Would I be heavy enough at 5'8" 215 lbs to have diet drugs prescribed to help me get started losing weight?

Would I be heavy enough at 5'8" 215 lbs to have diet drugs prescribed to help me get started losing weight?

Not good idea.: The best way to lose weight for life, is to find out how exactly you got that way in the first place. Simply, cutting calories will cause weight loss. But if you don't check the calories in foods you eat, how will you be able to do this/ If you don't figure this out, no surgery or pill will ever be enough. Lose weight cheaply, safely and sanely. Count calories. ...Read more

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I'm 43, 5"7 and 188pounds how can I get started with losing weight I want to lose 20-30 pounds what's the best weightloss plan?

I'm 43, 5"7 and 188pounds how can I get started with losing weight I want to lose 20-30 pounds what's the best weightloss plan?

What to do.: To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables and 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

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I am an endomorph & I have a hard time losing weight, how should I diet & workout to get down to 10% bodyfat or less? Many thanks

I am an endomorph & I have a hard time losing weight, how should I diet & workout to get down to 10% bodyfat or less? Many thanks

See details: Limit carbs as much as possible, no snacking, no bread, pasta, sweets and absolutely no soda, diet or regular. Try small meals every 3-4 hours while awake instead of 3 big meals. ...Read more

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I am working out and really watching what I eat, why am I not losing weight I just started 3 weeks ago and I been really busting my but why can't I drop weight, I been big all my life and I hate it, what am I doing wrong?

I am working out and really watching what I eat, why am I not losing weight I just started 3 weeks ago and I been really busting my but why can't I drop weight, I been big all my life and I hate it, what am I doing wrong?

Patience: It can take time but would still look really closely at your eating habits. When you work out a lot, you will likely feel hungry as your body is burning more calories. The increase in appetite can lead to consuming more calories. Really need to ensure that you are burning more calories than you are taking in and you will lose weight: cut back on carbohydrates. Focus lean protein, fresh veggies. ...Read more

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Could losing weight get rid of polycystic ovary?

Could losing weight get rid of polycystic ovary?

No, but it helps: Weight reduction in pcos (ploycyctic ovarian syndrome) often helps to decrease the likelyhood of diabetes development and assist spontaneous ovulation to help decrease the length of menstrual period cycle intervals. However, weight reduction alone will not "get rid of pcos". ...Read more

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Can losing weight affect if you get your menstral cycle?

Can losing weight affect if you get your menstral cycle?

Yes: There are many different factors that can effect the menstrual cycle. Decreased weight and body fat can effect the cycle. A clinician can assess if weight loss a cause of yor cycle changes. ...Read more

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How can I not get saggy skin after losing weight?

How can I not get saggy skin after losing weight?

Lose the weight: Slowly. Eat healthfully. Exercise throughout to stay toned. If there is massive weight loss - some saggy skin may not be avoidable. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can not get saggy skin after losing weight?

Can you tell me how I can not get saggy skin after losing weight?

Sometimes it is: Unavoidable. If you are older and your skin has lost elasticity - you that can ^ chance of sagging skin. Lose at a slow pace and stay physically active. Take care. ...Read more

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Where can I get some info/books on losing weight for 18 yr old female?

Where can I get some info/books on losing weight for 18 yr old female?

Science and Weight: So. To lose weight one changes their diet an their lifestyle. Not changing both will set you up for failure. The only national diet plan that has science behind it is Weight Watchers. The South Beach diet approach is also extremely validated by numerous science and Cardiology. Grazing with high protein low carbs meals and then exercising effectively is what works. ...Read more

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I recently lost weight due to stress and would like to get fat or stop losing weight! Please help me : (?

I recently lost weight due to stress and would like to get fat or stop losing weight! Please help me : (?

Weight Loss: Getting fat is not a good plan, but proper eating is essential for good health. Try to plan menus for your week with good nutrition in mind. The structure of this may also help you reduce your stress level. Addressing the things that cause you distress is also important for you to do. Balance is the key. ...Read more

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Wanting breasts back to normal after losing weight. What can I do to get them bigger, to what they were before?

Wanting breasts back to normal after losing weight. What can I do to get them bigger, to what they were before?

Weight or implants: Gain weight back or have implants. If choosing implants be realistic about your weight. Most people put back the weight they loose plus a little which would make you too large. ...Read more