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Doctor insights on: How To Help A Child Lose Weight After A Weight Gain From Medicine

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How can I lose weight from a medication that causes weight gain.?

How can I lose weight from a medication that causes weight gain.?

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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Dr. Joseph Woods
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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


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Can you tell me how to lose a lot of weight and how much weight will i lose it 2 weeks eating only 800 calories a day?

Can you tell me how to lose a lot of weight and how much weight will i lose it 2 weeks eating only 800 calories a day?

Varies.: 3500 calories is 1 lbs. Your metabolism and the exercise you do daily will add up the calories the body will burn daily. If during exercise you burn 300 calories which is walking 3 miles. And your body burns 1400 calories in metabolism daily. You will have 1700 calories burned daily. 800-1700 = 900 calories burned daily = 4 days to lose 1 pound. which is 4 lbs in 16 days or about 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How to lose weight in a week?

How to lose weight in a week?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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How to increase your metabolism to lose weight if you started gaining a lot of weight after menopause?

How to increase your metabolism to lose weight if you started gaining a lot of weight after menopause?

Exercise: There are no pills, hormones, or supplements that can increase your metabolism, unless you have a medical problem (such as hypothyroidism). The only real way to increase your metabolism is by doing regular aerobic exercise. I recommend walking the equivalent of 15 miles weekly or bicycling 45 miles weekly (the speed doesn't matter) ...Read more

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What is a good way to gain weight after months of starvation?

What is a good way to gain weight after months of starvation?

How was the wt lost?: Did you find out if there was a medical reason you gain wt? This is very important. Need to see a wt mngt med doctor. If it was a matter of eating incorrectly & not exercising, then the way to come out of starvation mode is to slowly reintroduce food over 4-6 wks. Continue to exercise 4/7 days min. Drink 64 ozs h2o. Weigh daily and keep track of intake total, when wt is stable you will be there. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to lose weight in a month or week?

Slow & consistent: 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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How much weight can a person safely lose a week?

How much weight can a person safely lose a week?

2 - 5 lbs PER WEEK!: So long as they are reasonably healthy and have no major health issues. Doctor designed and recommended: take shape for life is a system that uses the small meal every 3 hour approach to weight loss. Fewer calories taken in and more calories used in daily activity equals safe and rapid weight loss. I can help. www.thin.tsfl.com. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much weight can I lose in a month eating 800 calories a day?

Can you tell me how much weight can I lose in a month eating 800 calories a day?

Impossible to say: This is impossible to answer without knowing, you height, weight, body mass and how many calories you burn in a day. ...Read more

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How can a teen girl safely lose weight without getting an eating disorder?

How can a teen girl safely lose weight without getting an eating disorder?

Fam health movement : Make it a family health movement, so your teen is not alone. Your physician can recommend a nutritionist who can educate you and your teen on a balanced diet. Start some family group exercise like walks, dance parties, etc. If you believe your teen is showing signs of an ed, consult with a mental health professional. Neda is a great ed resource. ...Read more

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How can I a 15 year old girl lose weight without a lot of exercise? Do you have a weight loss plan you could give?

How can I a 15 year old girl lose weight without a lot of exercise? Do you have a weight loss plan you could give?

Less Carbs: For most people the most reliable way to lose weight is to eat less carbs. Carbs are bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, and also fruit juice, sweets - candy, cake, pastries. Carbs are also in junk food - chips, crackers for instance - and in all pop - stop all soda including diet soda. One idea is to notice how much carbs you eat at a meal and eat only half. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old, It's so easy for me to gain weight and even if I eat good and exercise Its hard to lose weight. Can I get pills from a doctor to help me lose weight easier?

I'm 18 years old, It's so easy for me to gain weight and even if I eat good and exercise Its hard to lose weight. Can I get pills from a doctor to help me lose weight easier?

Not online: But if you work with a doctor in person and depending on your situation, pharmacotherapy(medications) may be a part of your weight loss regimen. Remember, that all medications are really only a temporary aid in weight loss with the key to weight loss remaining caloric restriction augmented with increased physical activity. ...Read more

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My weight is only 40..Pls suggest me medicine to gain weight quickly.

Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Don't cut out exercise as it is very good for you. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help you increase your body mass. ...Read more

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Suffer from graves' disease and i'm gaining weight :(, would going on a raw food diet for a month help me lose weight dramatically?

Suffer from graves' disease and i'm gaining weight :(, would going on a raw food diet for a month help me lose weight dramatically?

Probably: I am very glad that your graves' disease was diagnosed on time. In the bad old days, this was a common and cruel killer. Nobody really understands why appetite varies in thyroid disease -- the classic tale about "hyperthyroidism causes weight loss" often doesn't work. A raw food diet will result in your eating less (doesn't taste that good) and you'll likely lose weight, but ask your doctor. ...Read more

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What's the best diet for a obese person? How do you lose weight fast?

No specific diet.: Fast is not best. 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

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How to gain weight within a month or so..

How to gain weight within a month or so..

Eat healthy foods: high in calories. Eat 6 meals /day. Work on strength training to build large muscle groups. Work out w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, protein shakes & bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, smoothies ...Read more

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What's the best way for me, a teenage girl, to lose weight quickly and healthily?

Eat healthy/exercise: The best way to lose weight is by a life style change where you eat healthy and exercise. There is no good safe quick fix. Eat vegetables and avoid fast or fired food, desserts, sugars, and things that you know are bad for you. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more