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Doctor insights on: How To Hide Weight Loss From Parents

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How might i get parents to be more supportive of weight loss?

How might i get parents to be more supportive of weight loss?

There is: No easy answer, but try to impress them with the effort you are putting forth to improve your lifestyle. Maybe they would want to attend support sessions (like weight watchers) with you, or even participate in a weight loss program of their own if they're overweight. ...Read more

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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Can you tell me what is good for weight loss .My parents won't buy healthy stuff . What are diets i can follow?

Can you tell me what is good for weight loss .My parents won't buy healthy stuff . What are diets i can follow?

Diets: World health organization rates the mediterranean diet as the most effective for weigh loss and health. If you goggle this diet you find an abundance of information about this plant based diet. Best. ...Read more

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Never had dimples growing up, parents don't have them. No weight loss. I'm 25 & have noticed a dimple on my cheek over the past few months.. how?

Never  had dimples growing up, parents don't have them. No weight loss. I'm 25 & have noticed a dimple on my cheek over the past few months.. how?

See your doctor: It is unusual to develop a new dimple where there previously was not. Sometimes trauma can cause a dimpling but you should see your doctor to see what is causing the skin on your cheek to 'dimple' in. ...Read more

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When I was first diagnosed with Anorexia, my mam put the weight loss down to growing. Why do parents do this? It made me feel like I was making it up!

When I was first diagnosed with Anorexia, my mam put the weight loss down to growing. Why do parents do this? It made me feel like I was making it up!

Forgive them: The key is getting you well. Nobody grows up in a perfect environment. You are almost an adult, and you can decide in the future whether you will remain emotionally close with your parents. But your own experience has taught you something of humankind. All of us have episodes of DENIAL. I know I have. I'm sorry your illness was not diagnosed sooner. Understand the past, look to the future. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i would like to lose weight but my parents won't let me?

What do you suggest if i would like to lose weight but my parents won't let me?

If you suffer from: obesity then you could ask your parents to see your doctor for physician input. If you just want to lose weight to be skinny then please listen to your parent's wise advice. ...Read more

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I understand my parents are trying to help my lose weight but how can I tell them to not call me fat?

Seek other support: Let them know your respect that they are concerned about your weight and that they should respect you enough not to be derogatory. If you yourself want to lose weight try to see your physician for support. Giving them the benefit of the doubt they are trying to help but we both know they are not. Those kind of comments would cause many of my patients to possibly eat more for comfort. ...Read more

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The guy i loved is saying no now because i spoke bad to his sister and so he cant convince his parents to accept.I am very depressed and losing weight?

The guy i loved is saying no now because i spoke bad to his sister and so he cant convince his parents to accept.I am very depressed and losing weight?

Seek counseling : You may want to see a therapist to help you in your relationship struggles. If you need a referral for medication treatment of your depression, your therapist can assist you. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i want to lose weight without parents noticing?

What do you suggest if i want to lose weight without parents noticing?

You are making me: Pretty nervous here. People who need to keep their eating behaviors ; loss of weight a secret sometimes have eating disorders. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i would like to lose weight without parents noticing?

I would suggest: that you work to have an open and honest relationship with your parents. ...Read more

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I think i'm fat and i want to lose weight but my parents keep telling me that its normal to be like this.. What do I do?

Heavy?: You should speak to your doctor about your concern about your weight. Your physician will be able to tell if your weight and body mass index - bmi are in the average range. A discussion with your doctor is confidential meaning what you discuss with the doctor cannot be shared with your parents unless you consent. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight but my school told my parents I wasn't eating and was making myself sick (I'm wasn't). Now I can't talk to my parents about It?

Weight loss: and difficulty talking w/parents. Please go to your doctor w/your parents and discuss the situation. He/she will examine you and see how healthy you are or are not and give you guidance as to what is best to eat. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could lose weight with out my parent knowing?

Can you tell me how I could lose weight with out my parent knowing?

It wouldn't be: right for us doctors to help you deceive your parents. I am a little worried that you feel the need to lose weight in secret. Why not talk with your parents about your weight concerns. ...Read more

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I need a diet that limits risk of cancer and stroke (my parents had them) and helps me lose weight at 60.?

I need a diet that limits risk of cancer and stroke (my parents had them) and helps me lose weight at 60.?

See your doctor.: See your doctor to be sure of a diet that lowers risk of cancer and stroke. Stroke is mainly due to a history of hypertension, and atherosclerosis, so a low cholesterol, low salt diet would be best. A diet high in fiber can reduce risk for colon cancer, and fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants. Stop smoking and lower drinking to further reduce risk. Again see your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could hide my weight loss?

Can you tell me how I could hide my weight loss?

This is worrisome: Have you lost an unhealthy amount of weight? Are you concerned that others may be alarmed. If you are having issues with excessive weight loss, poor body concept or unhealthy eating please seek medical attention. Take care. ...Read more

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What s the best exercise for weight loss on the stomach and back area?

What s the best exercise for weight loss on the stomach and back area?

Some exercises help: To help the tummy look flatter, one can do exercises to build very strong abdominal muscles. It will take a lot of work, and will burn off calories. One must not eat more calories than she burns off, or she cannot lose weight. Helpful weight loss foods are natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Avoid sugars and simple carbohydrates, to help prevent "central obesity." ...Read more

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Quick efficient weight loss?

Quick efficient weight loss?

Just be sensible.: The real key to weight loss is to just watch the size of your portions at meals, eat healthy, and exercise regularly. There's no radical diet or exercise plan or pill that will magically give you meaningful and sustained weight loss. The ol' fashioned way is still be best way to lose weight for the long term. Two pounds per week is a prudent rate of loss. ...Read more

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How can I avoid weight loss?

How can I avoid weight loss?

See your doctor: While weight loss can be due to depression, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, or medication or just not eating. If you are having unexplained weight loss, you should see your doctor. He can run tests to rule out most causes of weight loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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