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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

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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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

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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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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 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?

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

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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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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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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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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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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