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How To Tell Your Parents You Want To 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I would suggest: that you work to have an open and honest relationship with your parents. ...Read more
See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and leafy green lettuce (little or no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball (fruits have sugar). Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar ; simple starch calories. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet and Exercise: Diet you need to cut down the total calories which depends on how much you need to loose also you need proper eating habits.Cut down on carbohydrates, simple sugars to be eliminated, reduce other carbs, reduce fat intake.Diet including high fiber, fresh fruits and vegetables exercise at least 4to5 days a week. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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