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Doctor insights on: How To Lose Weight If You Are A Quadriplegic

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Do you lose weight if you are snusing/snuffing?

Do you lose weight if you are snusing/snuffing?

Not particularly: Nicotine does have some appetite suppressant effects, but it is not a weight loss product. People who become dependent on it do have a problem with eating more and gaining weight when they try to stop. It is not healthy and is associated with mouth, tongue and throat cancer. If you have a weight problem, proper diet with reduced calories and increased exercise remains the best way to lose weight. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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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What is the fastest and safest way to lose weight if you are obesed?

What is the fastest and safest way to lose weight if you are obesed?

Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you don't feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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Could you lose weight if you just ate healthier?

Could you lose weight if you just ate healthier?

Eat healthier: Absolutely! I am a bariatric surgeon, but I counsel my patients on healthy eating and that alone can result in significant weight loss. Of course, increasing your level of physical activity will also improve your results. Reduce your intake of carbohydrates and sugars, and increase your intake of lean protein, veggies, and fruits. ...Read more

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Will you lose weight if you hit puberty?

Will you lose weight if you hit puberty?

Maybe, maybe not: Some grow into their earlier fluffy weight & convert it to muscle & bone growth. However, a balanced dietary intake, exercise & avoiding sedentary activities like computer games & tv are needed to slim down. If you continue feeding in excess of need, puberty will just push you to get heavier faster. ...Read more

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Can you still lose weight if you have 2 cheat meals a week?

Can you still lose weight if you have 2 cheat meals a week?

Cheat meals: Can slow down the process. Please see a nutritionist for a food plan that is best for you. Many find a low carb and higher protein diet effective but check w/your doc. Remember to eat good fats such as coconut oil and olive oil. They provide a feeling of satiety; you won't feel as hungry and less likely to have cheat meals. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the best way to lose weight if you have a physical disability that prevents you from being able to exercise?

What is the best way to lose weight if you have a physical disability that prevents you from being able to exercise?

No Carbs & ↓Quantity: Carbohydrates/sugar (carbohydrate/starch means sugar, both simple & complex) is the least needed food (esp. fructose) & most easily/quickly converted to fat by liver, eliminate all sources. Go HFLC, track wt. Daily to 0.1 lb, after up & toilet, & review what eaten previous day to learn what works. Suggest study: Big Fat Lies, MGovern's Report, Mary Enig, Science for Smart People, my other answers ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight if you don't like any vegetables?

Is it possible to lose weight if you don't like any vegetables?

Juicing: Try juicing - fresh, organic vegetable and fruit mixes. You might find it more palatable. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight if you eat 1200 calories a day?

Can you lose weight if you eat 1200 calories a day?

Yes: Congratulations on your decision to trim down. It's a wonderful gift to yourself and those who love you, and it cannot be bought with any amount of money. Ultimately, it's calories-in, calories-out. If you add aerobic exercise to your life, you'll lose weight faster, have great-looking muscle as well, and you'll find yourself naturally eating wisely without dieting being a chore. ...Read more

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Do you lose weight if you don't eat the recommended calories?

Do you lose weight if you don't eat the recommended calories?

Calories count: Weight loss comes from lower calories[average 3000-3500 cal. Per pound] and exersize to burn off fat/calries, aerobic type like walking, not weight lifting[builds muscle/weight], no crazy fad diets; eat well balanced meals frutis/veg. Meat, skim milk or 1%milk, protein makes you less hungry. Eat 3 meals and if want 3 snacks. Weight watchers is best program or meditaranian diet ...Read more

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How quickly would you lose weight if you stopped eating and just took vitamin pills?

How quickly would you lose weight if you stopped eating and just took vitamin pills?

Starvation=not good: Medical professionals often advise folks to lose wt with proper diet/exercise, because starvation/rapid weight loss will alter/slow your body metabolism. Thus, many folks go on a rapid wt loss from dieting, then when the dieting is stopped, they gain back the wt and add some more on top. The next attempt to lose wt becomes harder because of lower metabolism. Consult doc/nutritionist. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long will it take to lose weight if you do yoga and running for an hour everyday?

How long will it take to lose weight if you do yoga and running for an hour everyday?

Depends: That depends on the intensity at which you do those activities, not just the duration. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight if you're hypothyroid? I really want to get back to my normal healthy weight but it seems hard

Is it possible to lose weight if you're hypothyroid? I really want to get back to my normal healthy weight but it seems hard

Weight loss: For one thing taking Paxil (paroxetine) can cause weight gain.its tough to lose weight but eating lots of fruit, vegetable and high protein diet in conjunction with exercise will help you lose weight ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight if you have hypothyroidism?

Is it possible to lose weight if you have hypothyroidism?

Normal thyroid level: Once your thyroid hormone levels are back to normal, a different cause of weight gain has to be sought if you're not able to lose or are still gaining weight. ...Read more

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What is the best way to lose weight if you have thyroid diease?

What is the best way to lose weight if you have thyroid diease?

Diet/exercise: Thyroid disease does not affect the weight loss equation. Eat less and exercise more. Diets are not good methods for long term weight loss. Need to change lifestyle and approach and sustain gradual loss of about 1 lb / 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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What excersize would be good to lose weight if you have scoliosis of the spine and tendenitis in feet?

What excersize would be good to lose weight if you have scoliosis of the spine and tendenitis in feet?

Studies have shown: That most weight loss is through dieting while exercise can help and is more for overall conditioning but swimming has the least overall impact or water aerobics in terms of weight bearing joints. Scoliosis would not limit the type of exercises you can do unlike the tendinitis of your feet which may be related to your weight. Heel cups and or arch support along with stretching may help the feet. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight if you eat junk food rarely, but exercise and only drink water?

Is it possible to lose weight if you eat junk food rarely, but exercise and only drink water?

Yes: Yes, but it depends on how much junk food, how much exercise, and what else you are eating. ...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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Does bulimia actually help you lose weight if you don't binge and just eat regular amounts before you purge?

Does bulimia actually help you lose weight if you don't binge and just eat regular amounts before you purge?

Purging: I don't believe it does. Even if it does, it will do more harm to your health, and faster, than being overweight would. ...Read more

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How do you lose weight if you cannot exercise due to chronic pain? How many calories per day to lose weight with no exercise?

Forms of activity: The more inactive you are, the more likely you experience chronic pain and weight gain. The key is to find mild, intermittent forms of exercise that you can tolerate and carry on. For example, start with stretching and light weight bearing. Change body positions every few minutes. Take breaks but try walking/stationary bike/water exercise, and increase the duration weekly when tolerated. No snack ...Read more

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I'm 23 5'9 and 170lbs am I over weight. I have polycystic ovaries and I can only find articles saying lose weight if you have pocs?

I'm 23 5'9 and 170lbs am I over weight. I have polycystic ovaries and I can only find articles saying lose weight if you have pocs?

Eat low carb: Pcos is caused by high estrogen combined with high Insulin which then transforms estrogen into testosterone.
A low carbohydrate diet is needed. Also iodine deficiency can contribute to this problem. Yes high Insulin and high estrogen can keep you from losing weight
these hormonal imbalances also inhibit thyroid function. ...Read more

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What's the best prescription medicine to help lose weight if you have pcos I'm already own metformin?

What's the best prescription medicine to help lose weight if you have pcos I'm already own metformin?

Berberine: Add the herb berberine to your metformin. Metformin and berberine work well together for pcos. 500 mg of berberine, three times daily. ...Read more

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What's the expert opinion, could the Atkins diet help you to lose weight if you have an underactive thyroid?

What's the expert opinion, could the Atkins diet help you to lose weight if you have an underactive thyroid?

No: Brand name T4 replacement and getting your thyroid level back to normal will help. Then it's just eating fewer calories than you burn off -- just like everyone else. Avoid diets with names on them, learn to eat healthy for your own self and for the rest of your life. ...Read more