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I Ate What I Wanted And Lose Weight
I am 5ft9 and I want to lose weight but I don't know what should my normal weight. Right now I am 216 and I really want to lose weight.any diet for me?
A couple pounds/wk: Successful (intentional) weight loss requires that a person stick to a plan for months or years. The person must be happy with the foods she gets to eat, so severe calorie restriction is usually unsuccessful. A person can cut back on calories enough to lose 2 pounds a week, and will be more likely to stay with that modest type of plan. One to two pounds a week is about a 35-40 lb loss in 6 months. ...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
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
Overall weight loss: With natural weight loss (by eating fewer calories and exercising more to use up stored fat), one loses fat from all body parts. It is hard to just lose the waist or the belly. Doing exercises to strengthen and build up the abdominal muscles can hold the tummy in better, which will improve the appearance of the tummy. Be sure to avoid sugar and simple starches (simple carbs). ...Read more
I eat a lot but i dont gain any weight, my BMI tells me im underweight, what can i do to gain weight and look healthy?
See your doctor: Your doctor can get you started on a reduced calorie diet with instructions for exercise. You may also consider a trainer to help you maintain a great shape to go with the weight loss. Understand that it will take consistency on your part and that if you veer off restart the following day and forgive yourself. This will give you long term results. Hope you acheive your goal and keep it off. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am very worried about my weight. I try my best to lose my wieght but i can't. Can you please tell me how i lose my weight?
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 iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more
Quantity & quality: Eat good will not help, reducing quantity, reduced calories, quality of exercises are important, amount of time you spent in doing exercises is also important. Now you balance, work on it you will go back to your old shape again in short few months. ...Read more
How can I lose 75 lbs fast? I weigh 210lbs and im very worried about my weight and health but no matter what I do I can't lose wight?
Low calorie foods: Helpful weight loss diets include natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (without salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits contain natural sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, regardless of where it comes from. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I eat well/exercise and gained weight/can't lose it no matter what I do. Found out I have hypothyroidism. When I start treating it, will I lose weight?
A little bit : Answers are repeated. Again not much but you can with the right attitude and tweaking meds. ...Read more
Because...: Because there isn't a physiologic mechanism to specifically lose weight from the abdomen. The idea of spot reduction is a fallacy. You can improve the appearance of your abdomen by toning & strengthening the muscles. A certain % of overall weight loss will be appreciated in the abdominal area. Calories burned must exceed caloric intake. ...Read more
I am 21, weight 38 i have bad constipation because of that i am loosing my appetite and i am underweight what should i do to gain my weight?
Constipation: Make sure that you drink adequate fluids daily and eat enough fiber in the form of vegetables and fruits. You could also take metamucil daily to keep regular. Taking a gentle stimulant like senokot (senna) is a last resort. To gain weight, eat 3 healthy meals daily and if needed,drink supplements like ensure for extra calories. ...Read more
Hello i need to kno how to loose my weigt i am 24years and weighs 95kg i am on low calorie diet and doing daily workouts but i am not loosing my weigh?
This is a: challenging problem. First make sure you are taking the cortisone exactly as prescribed and your doctor wants you on the dose you are taking; you want to take the minimum effective dose. Weight gain is almost universal. Really all you can do is really fine tune your diet to a healthy 1200 calories/day and add in 35-45 minutes of daily moderate exercise. It's a battle that you can win! Stay well:) ...Read more
Gave birth four months ago. I want to lose the rest of my weight i gained while pregnant. I just really don't know how. Like what do I need to eat?
Healthy food: If one controls their calories to about 1200 cal daily and exercises 45-60 minutes daily then weight loss is usually the outcome desired. Myfitnesspal.Com is a great site to help with your project. Veggies like carrots, celery, tomatoes, cucumbers are great snacks.Fruit is also healthy.Drinking lots of water and eating only lean meats and fish in small quantities. Avoid sweets, fried food, cream. ...Read more
A Chance: Children with a parent or sibling who has bipolar disorder are four to six times more likely to develop the illness. When a parent has depression, a child has three times the risk of becoming depressed, compared to a child without a depressed parent. If the parent developed the mental illness before age 20, the child’s risk rises four- to fivefold. ...Read more
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