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My goal is to lose 20 pounds within 10 days. Are there different types of detox diets that work besides the master cleanse?

My goal is to lose 20 pounds within 10 days. Are there different types of detox diets that work besides the master cleanse?

Don't do it!: You will make yourself sick, you can end up in the intensive care unit, and your weight loss will be transient. Forget the idea that you need to be "detoxified"; start doing what nature truly intended, eat sensibly, focus on fruits and vegetables along with a good balance, and get with a group of people you like who exercise and will do it with you. You owe this to yourself. ...Read more

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How to lose 20 pounds in 20 days!?

How to lose 20 pounds in 20 days!?

That's not a healthy: Goal. You would end up burning a ton of your muscle and dropping your metabolic 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. ...Read more

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Is it normal to lose 4.5 pounds in 10 days? By only eating 900 calories and not exercising. Or is it dangerous?

Is it normal to lose 4.5 pounds in 10 days? By only eating 900 calories and not exercising. Or is it dangerous?

Relative: That a wee bit restrictive. If you are morbidly obese, rapid weight loss is often not difficult. The first weight lost is often water. The liver contains glycogen which carries water. When that is expended water will go with it. If you are not obese & continue at a rate of loss this rapid- it may be too fast. If you are female - have you considered up'ing to 1, 200 calories. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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How can I lose 10 pound in 8 days?

How can I lose 10 pound in 8 days?

Well....: Your goal for rate of loss is too steep to be healthy. Try setting goals for 1 up to a max of 2 pound per week average. 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 >. ...Read more

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How can I lose 10 pounds in 15 days?

How can I lose 10 pounds in 15 days?

That is Not a: Healthy weight loss goal. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. 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 can I lose 45 pounds and 10 inches in 88 days?

How can I lose 45 pounds and 10 inches in 88 days?

45 pounds in 88 days: That weight loss is too rapid. Try not to lose more than 2-4 lbs a month. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can lose 10 pound in 8 days?

Can you tell me how i can lose 10 pound in 8 days?

That's goal is not: Balance. Take it slower. 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. ...Read more

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Is it safe to jog 30 minutes, 3 days a week while taking appetite suppressants? I am a 50 year old female. I am taking appetite suppressants for a short time to lose about 20 pounds. Is it ok to jog 30 minutes, 3 days a week while taking them?

Is it safe to jog 30 minutes, 3 days a week while taking appetite suppressants? I am a 50 year old female.  I am taking appetite suppressants for a short time to lose about 20 pounds. Is it ok to jog 30 minutes, 3 days a week while taking them?

Yes : Yes as long as you have been evaluated by your prescribing doctor and he monitors your blood pressure and heart rate. It is often best to ease into exercise if you have been inactive. Start walking first. There is no need to jog which puts more stress on your joints, a problem if you are still quite heavy. And do some weight/muscle toning too. Both types of exercise are important to reduce loss of muscle as you lose weight and exercise seems to help keep the weight off. Exercise is encouraged with your dietary efforts even while on appetite suppressants like phentermine. ...Read more

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Lose fifteen pounds in four weeks and two days for vacation?

Lose fifteen pounds in four weeks and two days for vacation?

Way too fast a rate: of loss. please consider a slower rate. 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. Exercise. ...Read more

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How can I lose 6 pounds in 3 days?

Fast: By going on a complete fast, you should be able to lose one pound per day. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose 12 pounds in 3 days?

Is it possible to  lose 12 pounds in 3 days?

Anythings possible: What kind of weight? Fluid of body fat. A pound of fat is approximately 3500 calories. No way to lose 12 pounds of body fat in 3 days. I'm assuming you want to lose your excess fat(?), not just weight. Also not safe way to proceed. ...Read more

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Is it possible to gain 2-3 pounds overnight and then drop back to normal again? Im trying to lose weight and for some reason this happens some days?

Is it possible to gain 2-3 pounds overnight and then drop back to normal again?  Im trying to lose weight and for some reason this happens some days?

Water weight.: This can happen quite easily with water weight gain, such as after a salty meal. We can seemingly gain up to five pounds overnight due to water weight - this weight tends to go away very quickly. We cannot gain that much actual body weight, or lose it for that matter, that quickly. ...Read more

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Two days ago gained 5 pounds overnight and only lost 2 of those pounds since. I expected to lose all of it the next day. what's going on here? not pms

Two days ago gained 5 pounds overnight and only lost 2 of those pounds since. I expected to lose all of it the next day. what's going on here? not pms

Many variables: Weight gain overnight is usually a sign of fluids shifting into "storage" compartments (tissue spaces) in the body. This can occur with extra salt intake in your diet congestive heart failure, end of menstrual cycle bloating, as well as poor kidney function. It is best if this continues to have a MD exam to find out why this is recurring if you eliminate the simpler reasons for the fluid gain. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can lose 6 pounds in 3 days?

Can you tell me how i can lose 6 pounds in 3 days?

Please - consider a: More moderate goal. 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. ...Read more

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I gained 6 pounds in 2 days. What should I do to lose this weight?

I gained 6 pounds in 2 days. What should I do to lose this 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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I have been losing weight slowly. Two pounds a week. Is it okay to fast- l500 calories twice a week and not on consecutive days?

I have been losing weight slowly. Two pounds a week. Is it okay to fast- l500 calories twice a week and not on consecutive days?

It is a longterm goa: If you are losing 2 pounds a week, you are doing very well. If your goal is to be healthy for the long term, then go slow and be practical so that you can stick with a long term plan of eating healthy. Unless you change your behavior to eat healthy on a regular basis, your weight loss will not persist/stay you want it to be. So eat daily but stay around 1200 to 1500 calories and exercise daily, . ...Read more

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I lost 7 pounds in four days eating smaller portions and only drinking water is this normal could I continue to lose 7 pounds a week .

I lost 7 pounds in four days eating smaller portions and only drinking water is this normal could I continue to lose 7 pounds a week .

This rapid a: change might be due to using up the glycogen in your liver, water weight, muscle loss & regular weight loss. There really isn't enough information available here to be able to make a prediction. Take care. ...Read more

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I lost 5 pounds in two days. I've ate very little in the past two days, so I excpected to lose some weight, but not 5 pounds. Could it be cancer?

I lost 5 pounds in two days. I've ate very little in the past two days, so I excpected to lose some weight, but not 5 pounds. Could it be cancer?

If you are eating: very little - you may be using up energy stores in your liver (glycogen) which tends to hold onto water. This could be causing weight loss primarily through water. Usually the weight comes back on once you start eating normally again. This does not sound like cancer. ...Read more