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Doctor insights on: I'm Getting Leaner But Not Losing Weight

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I would like to get some advice or help on why I'm not losing weight and how do I do it ?

I would like to get some advice or help on why I'm not losing weight and how do I do it
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Not sure what you're: doing to lose weight. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...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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How to get into shape without hurting myself by overdoing while I am losing weight?

How to get into shape without hurting myself by overdoing while I am  losing weight?

Enjoyable low impact: Try to go to an introductory yoga or piyo (pilates/yoga) as a starting point. Being around other people with similar goals and having it overseen by a group leader helps keep you focus on correct form. Local pools also have pool exercise classes that help protect backs and joints. Make sure you enjoy the routine and that it is low impact. Walking is also a great starting point. ...Read more

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I get so upset about not losing weight I actually eat to comfort myself. How dumb is that>?

I get so upset about not losing weight I actually eat to comfort myself. How dumb is that>?

Discouraging: It's not surprising that you use food to comfort yourself since certain foods may help people feel better temporarily. Maybe you're trying to make too many changes at once. Research has shown that willpower is like a muscle and can get worn out if we try to use it too much. Have you tried talking to a dietitian or a gone to a group like weight watchers? Others can often help keep you motivated. ...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

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How can I get focus about losing weight?

How can I get focus about losing weight?

Process Goal: Focus on process goal - weightloss is an outcome goal - an end result. It is important to have good method or process on how to obtain this goal - so example of process goal is to walk daily or eat vegetables. Process goals can change over time as you achieve them. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can not get saggy skin after losing weight?

Can you tell me how i can not get saggy skin after losing weight?

Sometimes it is: Unavoidable. If you are older and your skin has lost elasticity - you that can ^ chance of sagging skin. Lose at a slow pace and stay physically active. Take care. ...Read more

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What is a proven way for a teen to get abs without losing weight?

What is a proven way for a teen to get abs without losing weight?

Define "Abs": Exercise will help you bulk up your abdominal muscles. However, to have them "pop" or look cut, you will need to have a total body fat percentage in the single digits (<10%) .Most competitive body builders get down to 3-5%. Since most normal people carry around about 20%, you must either loose the fat or increase the muscle mass enough to make the difference. ...Read more

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How can you still get all the nutrients you need when losing weight?

How can you still get all the nutrients you need when losing weight?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more