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I Am Diabetic And Need To Lose Weight Desperately
I am now borderline diabetic and need to lose weight/watch what i eat. Where's the best starting place?
At home.: Diet is always much easier than exercise. Exercise important but can only burn about 600 cal/ hour. You can eat that much in 30 seconds - so focus needs to be on controlling intake. Remove high caloric content foods from house, replace with low calorie nutritious foods. Buy smaller plates and cups- use them. Have your sig other work with you. Do mild exercise - brisk walking for 1 hour 5x/ wk. ...Read more
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 am almost 18 years old and I've been diabetic for 3 years. Type 2. I need to lose weight. Can i take the garcinia cambogia pill to help?
No: No, it can cause nausea headache and diarrhea. Be sure to keep up an active fitness routine, yoga, swimming and walking are a great start. Weekly meal planning is essential to healthy eating. As you have found permanently changing your behavior is difficult. More on permanent behavior change at www.Personalmedicineplus.Com. ...Read more
I weight 160, 5'6 in height, type 2 diabetes, take onglyza 2.5 & metformin 500mg, 6.5 in a1c. Do I need to lose weight?
Talk w your doctor.: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more
I have a slipped disc, diabetes, hbp, and hc and pcos. I'm 18 need to lose weight but cannot exercise due to so much pain. What to do about painmeds?
See below: I know this may be difficult for you but pain meds particularly at age 18 is definitely not the answer. I know this from working in this field for 20 years. The pain medication will work for a short time but comes with the risks of dependence, gradual lack of effect, constipation and maybe even long term immune effects. Work with a nutritionist to loseweight and learn healthy eating habits. Walk. ...Read more
What are good healthy ways for a type 1 diabetic to lose weight? Are some diets better than others?
Yes: You need a good calorie count in your diet. Your balance should be negative. In otherwords, you should be spending more than calorie intake. Also, try eleotin tea and green tea. Combine above with exercise but make sure you're cleared by your md to increase activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Calorie reduction : Loosing weight requires reduction in calorie intake. Look for hidden calorie cookies, basked goods, processed food are all high in calorie. Eating regale small meals with a balanced diet is first step. After advice from your MD a work out regimen is needed. Again the first step is decrease in calorie and make choices that are healthy. Best of luck this is never easy and hang in there. ...Read more
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