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I am losing weight and don't know why and don't need to be. I work as a cook and I smoke cigarettes and weed and drink occasionally ?

I am losing weight and don't know why and don't need to be. I work as a cook and I smoke cigarettes and weed and drink occasionally ?

Need MD evaluation: You need to see your physician for a thorough evaluation. There are many causes; some are related to the foodstuffs that you handle, some can be related to infections caught at work, but many have nothing to do with your work. You need your physician to sort out all of these possibilities and give you the cause and the appropriate treatment ...Read more

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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I need help losing weight please ! I don't feel like a woman !?

I need help losing weight please ! I don't feel like a woman !?

You are a woman: No matter what the weight, you simply do not like your appearance. Have you discussed your concern with a nutritionist? Your doctor? It is important to deal with the reasons that you have gained weight as psychological blocks can impede your ability to keep weight off. Acupuncture and chinese medicine can a eo help by rebalancing your body. You need support to get best results. ...Read more

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Don't have appetite and I'm losing weight faster day by day need 2 gain some weight please help ?

Don't have appetite and I'm losing weight faster day by day need 2 gain some weight please help ?

See details: The first order is to see a primary care doctor and have a complete evaluation to see if there is an underlying reason for the weight loss. ...Read more

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Why am i not losing weight as i continue to exercise, i don't gain i don't lose it just stays the same?

Why am i not losing weight as i continue to exercise, i don't gain i don't lose it just stays the same?

Exercise: It may be your exercise choices and your diet/hydration. Keep a running count of your diet and calories and continue to boost your exercise routine. Don't increase the time of exercise but the intensity of it (using weights, etc). Hope this helps and good luck! ...Read more

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Why am i losing weight. Used to be 8st now im 6.5st. I have no appitite. Sometimes don't eat for days. Im 29 and 5'2 inch tall.

Why am i losing weight. Used to be 8st now im 6.5st. I have no appitite. Sometimes don't eat for days. Im 29 and 5'2 inch tall.

Med eval now.: I will convert this to pounds since that is how weight is measured in the United States. 91 pounds at five feet and 2 inches is definately underweight. I don't know what period of time you lost the 21 pounds over. Please see your physician soon for a complete medical evaluation. You can't afford to lose more weight. Take care. ...Read more

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I do basic exercise 2-3 times a week i'm quite young, i don't eat much bad food but i'm having problems losing weight. How should I approach it.

I do basic exercise 2-3 times a week i'm quite young, i don't eat much bad food but i'm having problems losing weight. How should I approach it.

ManyCauses let'stalk: Weight issues can be multifactorial: Dietary / Food Allergies Hormonal Imbalances Neurotransmitter Imbalances Lifestyle / Behavioral issues Mental / Emotional concerns Insulin Resistance Other Metabolic / Chemical Imbalances The great majority of these entities needs to be evaluated in order to uncover any hidden obstacles to weight management (particularly weight loss). ...Read more

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Hey dr, im costantly losing weight and i dont know why or how. Im wondering what can i do to at least have a appetite or get a lil weight back on me.

Hey dr, im costantly losing weight and i dont know why or how. Im wondering what can i do to at least have a appetite or get a lil weight back on me.

Weight loss.: Most of the time, all it takes to gain weight is to eat more calories than you burn off. If that is not occurring, it is important to find out why you're losing weight or unable to gain weight. You should see your doctor for a baseline evaluation to determine the answer to this question. This is important. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more