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Doctor insights on: How To Go From 140 To 130 Pounds

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Im weight 140 im 5'3 1/2 tall im a female with a medium frame I use to weight 240 i lost 100 pounds in 7month do you think im overweight? Keep going?

Im weight 140 im  5'3 1/2 tall im a female with a medium frame I use to weight 240 i lost 100 pounds in 7month do you think im overweight? Keep going?

Doesn't matter: What i think. What do you think? You've done a remarkable job with your weight loss. Are you comfortable with your current body, or do you want to lose further. You are still slightly above your ideal body weight by a height/weight table, but bmi and potential risk profile are relatively normal. The biggest thing is not to regain the lost weight over time. Good luck! ...Read more

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Im 5''4 and weigh 130 pounds. Is that considered fat?

Im 5''4 and weigh 130 pounds. Is that considered fat?

Doesn't sound fat: To me. If you are female 120 pounds =/- 10% is fine (up to 132 pounds). If you are male 125 pounds +/- 10 ;% is ok ( up to 138 pounds). If you have large muscles you could weigh considerable more and not have excessive fat content. ...Read more

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How much melatonin is safe to take at once. 130 pounds?

How much melatonin is safe to take at once. 130 pounds?

Start with 1 mg: I do not recommend high doses that is often by health professionals. Melatonin is a natural chemical secreted by cells in certain parts of the brain. A poor sleep pattern, perhaps caused by change in normal body's diurnal rhythm (long air flights, night shift work, long hours of study at night) can be helped by melatonin, but suggest 1mg, 2mg, 3mg, each for 1 week; no help? Fogetaboitit-:). ...Read more

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How do I lose 2 pounds a week? I'm 17 i weigh 140 i'm 5"6

How do I lose 2 pounds a week? I'm 17 i weigh 140 i'm 5"6

Go slowly: At 17, your body (and brain too) are still growing and need good nutrition. Losing 2 pounds each week is a bit fast for your height and weight. Your bmi (body mass index) is in the normal range. I would recommend you concentrate on just improving your overall nutrition, exercising to tone up and please do not try and lose 2 pounds/week as it can be harmful to you. ...Read more

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No matter what i eat, i'm can't get over 130 pounds. What do you advise?

No matter what i eat, i'm can't get over 130 pounds. What do you advise?

Eat healthy high : Calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, . ...Read more

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How can I lose 5 or 6 pounds in a couple of weeks? Should i go on a water fast?

Don't recommend: Water fast. Your body will go into starvation mode. Your metabolic rate will drop in response. You will eat up your muscle rate ; you will put weight back on at a super fast rate. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. 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. You can mix ; match. ...Read more

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Hi I am like 5ft 4inches and weigh about 140. Could losing 20 pounds be great for me?

Hi I am like 5ft 4inches and weigh about 140. Could losing 20 pounds be great for me?

BMI=Body Mass Index: We use body mass index or bmi to determine whether someone is underweight, normal, overweight or obese. Use http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi/bmicalc.Htm to calculate your bmi which is 24.0 or normal. Dropping 20 pounds would bring your bmi down to 20.6 which is still normal. Note that bmi doesn't take into account body composition so 140# of muscle is better than 120# of fat. ...Read more

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I lost ten pounds in 3 days and i wasn't trying to should I go to the doctors to be safe?

I lost ten pounds in 3 days and i wasn't trying to should I go to the doctors to be safe?

That is quite: A bit of wt.! are u symptomatic ? Do u have any other medical conditions?- if er loss persists, please see your pcp. ...Read more

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I am about 5'8 and a bit under 140 pounds. Am i within the average weight for my height and age?

Yes you are close: It is best to stay close to 140 pounds although you have a little room(up to 145) in case you feel better about gaining a couple of pounds more. In general it is better to avoid gaining because it is much harder to lose it later ...Read more

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When going on 1-2 week vacations, what's a great diet plan, so not to come home 10 pounds bigger?

Eat moderately: Any plan that is stable in calorie content is effective..You only gain from calories taken in excess. ...Read more

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I weight 150 pounds and I would like to be around 130. How can I lose weight easy and fast but also safely?

I weight 150 pounds and I would like to be around 130.  How can I lose weight easy and fast but also safely?

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. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i would like to lose 20 pounds by the time it gets warm again, how should I go about it?

What do you suggest if i would like to lose 20 pounds by the time it gets warm again, how should I go about it?

How to:: 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

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Since I have been doing power yoga I have gained 3 pounds! what is going on? Diet has not changed , im so discuraged!

Since I have been doing power yoga I have gained 3 pounds! what is going on? Diet has not changed , im so discuraged!

It might be muscle!: I always check my patients' leaness and calculate fat weight and lean weight. Exercise will increase body weight several ways. Fluid retention is first. Normal, because it increases endurance to have greater plasma volume. Then after three weeks, muscle gain appears. But your answer needs a body composition analysis to decide what iis going on with you! ...Read more

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I am 19 5'3" and 130 pounds, I am not comfortable with my weight anymore. What is a good diet plan to lose 15-20 pounds?

I am 19 5'3" and 130 pounds, I am not comfortable with my weight anymore. What is a good diet plan to lose 15-20 pounds?

Don't diet: You are too young to get caught up in dieting. Make some basic changes to what you eat by eliminating foods that have added sugar or high fructose corn syrup, refined flours, etc. And eat more whole foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, seeds, whole grains, and fish like wild salmon. Go easy on meat, dairy, even the low fat variety, oils, creams, etc. Finally, take lots of brisk walks. ...Read more

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I try to get cardio in everyday. But with my MS i can usually only go for 10-20 minutes. Will that still help me lose a few pounds?

I try to get cardio in everyday. But with my MS i can usually only go for 10-20 minutes. Will that still help me lose a few pounds?

Opt for exercise: If you compare no exercise to doing 10-20 minutes a day, there should be a change in your body that is noticeable after a few weeks.

Besides, I encourage you to do the exercise because it helps control the MS. ...Read more

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I am turning 16 next month i am 65 inches and 140 pounds and i am growing at a very slow pace barely an inch a year do i need hgh???

I am turning 16 next month i am 65 inches and 140 pounds and i am growing at a very slow pace barely an inch a year do i need hgh???

No: You need to be evaluated and blood tests done to see what your levels are. Also consider your parents. Also you still have years to grow ...Read more

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I'm an active, healthy 39 year old male who can't lose the last 10-15 pounds. Is a registered dietician the way to go or do I look elsewhere?

I'm an active, healthy 39 year old male who can't lose the last 10-15 pounds. Is a registered dietician the way to go or do I look elsewhere?

If pregnant: It may not be the right time to try to lose extra 10-15lbs. If not pregnant and BMI is above 25, will suggest evaluation by a Bariatrician. The Bariatrician after evaluating you may refer you to a dietitian,or may use an apetite supressor or fat absorption blocker or Belviq (lorcaserin) to aid in reaching your goal as he deem appropriate ...Read more

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I have recently started exercising to lose weight. I eat healthily, yet I've seemed to gain a few pounds instead of losing them! What's going on?

I have recently started exercising to lose weight. I eat healthily, yet I've seemed to gain a few pounds instead of losing them! What's going on?

Too many calories: The basic formula is energy in/energy out. Sometimes exercise may increase appetite. Write an honest food/exercise diary and compare your weight over time. If you are gaining then you usually you need to cut back on your caloric intake. If this doesn't work, you may benefit from professional supervision. Start with the gym nutritionist which is sometimes a free service. ...Read more

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I am a male. I am on the wrestling team and i wrestle the 132 pound weight class, but i want to go down to 126. What is an effective diet? Im 5'8

Stop 2 Foods/Drinks: You can lose 7 in two weeks if you stop 2 of the bad foods/drinks you might be eating, here is the list:
1. Any drink with sugar
2. Fast foods
3. Fried foods
4. Skipping meals
5. Bad breakfasts
6 bad snacks
7. Large portions
these are in order, so just pick the top 2 that apply to u and make better choices, & keep up the exercising. ...Read more

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Tips in losing 10-15 pounds (130-120)? I've been losing weight for 2 years. My body wants to eat like normal people, but im afraid i will gain again

Tips in losing 10-15 pounds (130-120)? I've been losing weight for 2 years. My body wants to eat like normal people, but im afraid i will gain again

If you're been: Losing weight with your current regimen, then by all means continue doing what you're doing, as it's been successful. Check w/a registered dietitian for further assistance. You need a program you can follow the rest of your life to keep your weight down, particularly with your history of pcos>. ...Read more

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Is 130 pounds at 5'8 considered underweight?

Is 130 pounds at 5'8 considered underweight?

How do you FEEL?: The "healthy weight" tables you've seen are subscientific. Most elite runners and track-and-field athletes are "underweight" If you're trim and able to keep up with the sports you enjoy, you're fine. ...Read more

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How to lose the last few pounds after being a certain weight during a weight loss journey and the last few will not go away. I am 133 and wanting 130.

How to lose the last few pounds after being a certain weight during a weight loss journey and the last few will not go away. I am 133 and wanting 130.

Weight loss: Stop focusing on weight as a number but rather on your health. In other words, eat right & exercise regularly, not to achieve a specific weight or clothing size but rather to improve your health. Also recall that skinny fat is not a good thing. In other words, you don't want to be a fat 130# but rather a muscular & fit 133#. Body mass index is good to start conversation but isn't final & only goal. ...Read more

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How can I lose 130 pounds safely?

How can I lose 130 pounds safely?

Slow and steady: It took a long time to get to your current weight which i assume is too much. You need to develop new eating habits and exercise habits. You should get help from an exercise therapist and from a nutritionist. This will be a long road but can be accomplished safely if done properly. ...Read more

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How to go down to 88 pounds by summer?

How to go down to 88 pounds by summer?

Your goal weight: loss rate is too steep to be healthy. Try setting goal for 1 up to max of 2 lbs per week average. Insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water /day. Aim for 8 hrs of sleep & at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit /day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid soda, alcohol & junk carbs. Get mix of cardio & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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Am i overweight weighing 130 pounds?

Am i overweight weighing 130 pounds?

Probably Not: It depends on your height, but it's unlikely you're of such short stature as to be overweight at only 130 pounds. ...Read more

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I weigh 130 pounds, is there anyway i can gain mass?

I weigh 130 pounds, is there anyway i can gain mass?

How tall?: Please do not be concerned about being skinny if you are otherwise healthy. Eat a balanced diet of vegetables, fruits, whole grains; low in saturated fats; no more than one drink a day; no tobacco. In a few years you will gain weight and look back fondly at these years when you could eat anything and not gain weight. ...Read more