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How will losing weight affect my confidence levels?

How will losing weight affect my confidence levels?

Self Esteem: If one is overweight, there can be a coexisting issue with self esteem. If by losing weight, one has a better feeling of self and self worth and esteem, then confidence can be boosted. Everyone likes to think they look better and believe that they are accepted and considered as an equal. Confidence follows improved self esteem. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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 can I boost my confidence again due after losing weight?

How can I boost my confidence again due after losing weight?

HAVE DTERMINATION TO: You have to have confidance and think positive and work on reversing the weight gain which caused your loss of confidence.If you can not do nit alone seek medical/nutritional guide and help. ...Read more

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Is it common for someone losing weight to have improved self worth and confidence?

Is it common for someone losing weight to have improved self worth and confidence?

Weight Loss: Yes it is quite common and admirable if you have made the effort to take better care of yourself. However remember you were a valuable person when weighted more, but of course self care promotes self esteem. Best. ...Read more

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Having trouble losing weight. It doesn't matter how little i eat or how much i exercise. My thyroid levels are fine. Could it be my meds?

Having trouble losing weight. It doesn't matter how little i eat or how much i exercise. My thyroid levels are fine. Could it be my meds?

Maybe (not) . . .: It depends upon what meds you're referring to. Or as my english teach would make me say, to which meds you are referring. Regardless, Prednisone & similar steroids as well as 2nd generation antipsychotics like Olanzapine are notorious for weight gain. You didn't mention your meds so it's impossible for us to make a truly educated guess. Despite your lack of weight loss, don't stop exercising! ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i raise my testosterone levels by losing weight?

Please tell me, could i raise my testosterone levels by losing weight?

Depends: It de;pends on how overweight you are. Helathy individuals tend to have healthy t levels. Fat calls (adipose, have an enzyme that converts teststerone to estrogen, so losing weight, (and increasing acitivity to a healthy level) can rasie t levels in a lot of folks. Check with you r doc. ...Read more

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Will losing weight increase testosterone levels?

Will losing weight increase testosterone levels?

Yes!: But only if you lose weight in a safe fashion via healthy nutrition & regular exercise. What you want to do is to shed belly fat which is where testosterone is converted into estrogen, the female hormone. Less fat means less conversion which means more T. But rather than focus on T, focus on healthy lifestyle leading to healthy life. ...Read more

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Are there ways to maintain high energy levels while losing weight?

Are there ways to maintain high energy levels while losing weight?

Exercise: Exercise has a double benefit. While initially you may feel tired after exercise, building it into your regular routine will both help you burn more energy and lose weight but will also build your endurance and stamina giving you more energy. Losing weight should include eating healthy foods that are vita rich so your body has the nutrients it needs. Consider daily vitamins & stay hydrated. ...Read more

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Could the high calcium level in my blood prevent me from losing weight?

Could the high calcium level in my blood prevent me from losing weight?

See below: There should not be a high calcium level in the blood.The cause needs to be investigated it is not related to prevention of weight loss. ...Read more