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How To Prepare To Hike Half Dome When Overweight
I find it difficult to stop eating and never seem to feel full. I eat healthy and hike/walk daily but am still overweight due to overeating. Advice?
An addiction: I think food addiction is a real thing for some people, particularly refined carbohydrates can stimulate dopamine spikes, which is a hallmark of addictive substances. Finding specialists in eating disorders can be tough even in large cities. Continue to ask for help as you did here and perhaps your family doc might know of a specialist nearby? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more
I am 20 pounds overweight, but i am pretty quick and strong. I am wondering if I can lose atleast half of that in a very short time. Thanks!
Can being overweight, especially on the lower half of your body, cause sitting in a certain chair to be uncomfortable?
Sitting with weight: Hi nanbeam, yes having some excess weight in the lower part of your body can cause some discomfort because of the sedentary nature of being in a chair for long periods of time. If possible, simply by getting up and walking around a little every 90 minutes or so: go to the water cooler, talk to colleague, walk outside for some fresh air, can make a difference in your mood, day, and burn calories. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ventral hernia. I'm 100 lb overweight. Doctor says to lose half of it to lower my infection rate. How does that work?
Pre op health: Most surgical centers will require patients to stop smoking, and have a BMI of less than 40. Hernia repairs are usually elective procedures, so we ask the patients to do their part in their pre op preparations. Certainly people who are massively overweight and smoking have higher rates of repair failure , infection, blood clots, pneumonia, and death. Do your part. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: If you are overweight then i would stress eating a largely plant based diet of unprocessed food. The majority of your diet should be fruits and vegetables and fish. You should exercise everyday for at least 45 minutes. Walking, prenatal yoga, etc are examples. If you eat right and exercise, you may not put on any weight or even lose some initially. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Change your life: At the most basic level dieting takes no time or money. You can choose to eat less. I am sure you are busy, we all are. Do you have anything more important than your life? We each have 24 hours per day. Find a way to demand that you have earned the right to spend 1 of those hours each day to keep you alive. Would a check for $1million convince you? Would a funeral convince you? What will it take? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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