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Doctor insights on: How To Use Your Own Body Weight To Lose Weight

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Is it possible to target specific parts of your body weight trying to lose weight?

Is it possible to target specific parts of your body weight trying to lose weight?

No: You really have no control over where on your body you will lose weight. Hitting targeted areas, such as the abs with crunches, helps build muscle and lean out, but it doesn't result in weight loss just in the mid-section. To target specific areas of fat like the love handles requires something like liposuction. Some seem to lose more in certain areas quicker, but this is more genetics. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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How shall i lose weight from my thighs. My body weight of 49kg & height is 5'7". I feel my thighs are little heavier according to my body.

How shall i lose weight from my thighs. My body weight of 49kg &  height is 5'7". I feel my thighs are little heavier according to my body.

Hard to do: It's almost impossible to lose weight from just one body area. You can lose fat and build-up muscle by exercising that area, but muscle adds weight and the muscle in ther area may make it larger than when it was less muscular. Depending on your body type, fat will deposit and break down from general exercise and proper eating. ...Read more

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How close do I need to be to a normal body weight to be a good candidate for liposculpture? Can i get liposculpture if i'm about 40 lbs. Overweight, or do I have to lose weight first? .

How close do I need to be to a normal body weight to be a good candidate for liposculpture? Can i get liposculpture if i'm about 40 lbs. Overweight, or do I have to lose weight first?

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Stable: The ideal candidates for liposuction are their goal weight or at a stable weight. Liposuction is not a weight loss tool, but rather it helps contour stubborn fatty deposits. http://www.dassmd.com/liposuction/index.html. ...Read more

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Should i be drinking half my body weight in water in order to lose weight? I weigh 262 and 5'7 now @ 55? I have to get this weight off, so confusing!

Should i be drinking half my body weight in water in order to lose weight? I weigh 262 and 5'7 now @ 55? I have to get this weight off, so confusing!

Drinking: Water is dangerous a very high volumes; i see no need to drink more than 1.5-2 liters of fluid per day unless you are in high heat and are losing water via sweating to a large extent. ...Read more

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Will i lose weight fast by by keeping my carbs to 0.5g & my protein at 1.5g per pound of body weight?

Will i lose weight fast by by keeping my carbs to 0.5g & my protein at 1.5g per pound of body weight?

It may be: The quantity rather than the quality. It is not necessary to measure our food intake. If the 0.5 g carb is in the form of sweet stuff, get rid of it. If you restrict your diet to god made food and leave out the man made you will lose weight. ...Read more

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Periods are irregular, heavy body weight , hight hunger. What should i do wanna loose weight?

Periods are irregular, heavy body weight , hight hunger. What should i do wanna loose weight?

See a Specialist: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is associated with irregular cycles, increased weight and other medical issues like Diabetes and high blood pressure. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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On medications for dcm and heart failure...Is a weight loss program like body by vi that involves natural supplements safe to use to lose weight.

On medications for dcm and heart failure...Is a weight loss program like body by vi that involves natural supplements safe to use to lose weight.

I will be very: Careful with any weight loss program using natural supplements. When you have dilated cardiomiopathy, treatment require a fine balanced of low sodium diet, fluid intake and medications. Any changes of the above can decompensate the balance and start CHF symptoms. I will talk to your cardiologist and dietitian and do a careful search of the diet. Good luck. ...Read more

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I want to lose my body weight?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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How can I lose my body weight?

How can I lose my body weight?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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Can I use ensure to lose weight?

Can I use ensure to lose weight?

PArtly: Ensure is a complete protein, balanced formula, containing vitamins and minerals. If needed, could be relied upon, long-term, for meeting nutritional needs (would need to have extra water intake). Typically 250 cals/can; can be used as a meal replacement. Even if you get the version with fiber, may not be adequate. Need activity to burn cals too. ...Read more

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Dr. David Wyatt
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Body Weight (Definition)

Body weight is a term for the ...Read more