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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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I m losing weight why ?

I m losing weight why ?

See your FamilyDoc: There are many reasons to lose weight but we're most concerned w/unexpected weight loss. For instance, we worry about hyperthyroidism (excess thyroid function), inadequate caloric intake (not getting enough to eat), poor nutritional absorption, and cancer. Best to see your Family Doc for evaluation & diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why I'm not losing weight so easily?

Why I'm not losing weight so easily?

It's not easy!: If it were easy to lose weight, the weight-loss industry would not be a multibillion-dollar industry. The only way that works is long-term changes in caloric intake and exercise. I tell my patients they should never try for more than a half pound of weight loss per week, and that maintenance of weight is a lifelong endeavor. Your doctor should be able to provide guidance. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm rapidly losing weight,what can I do?

I'm rapidly losing weight,what can I do?

See th Dr.: Rapid weight loss, when you are not dieting and/or trying to lose weight, needs to be evluated by the Doctor to assess the underlying cause of your weight loss. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm 16 and need help losing weight?

What to do if i'm 16 and need help losing weight?

First question:: Do you need to lose weight or do you just want to be skinny. If you need to lose weight to be healthy talk w your parents about seeing your dr & working with a personal trainer & /or a nutritionist. ...Read more

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Should i exercise if i'm losing weight unintentionally ?

Should i exercise if i'm losing weight unintentionally ?

Yes: Whoever go to see you pcp for a physical examination and blood test in orden to rule out any medical problems. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm not losing weight as fast as i wished?

What to do if i'm not losing weight as fast as i wished?

Consider working w a: nutritionist. 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

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What to do if i'm desperate. How to keep losing weight!?

What to do if i'm desperate. How to keep losing weight!?

Slow ; steady wins : The race. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. 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. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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How do I begin losing weight? I'm female, old and 155 lbs.

How do I begin losing weight? I'm female, old and 155 lbs.

Start walking: You should start with 150 minutes of exercise per week; it can be 5 days of 30 minutes. Combine this with dietary modifications. Visit your doctor for an evaluation and baseline measurements (blood pressure, weight, lab work, etc). I made a video about exercise and arthritis but many principles apply to your case (start slow): http://otwithmd.Com/exercise-and-arthritis/. ...Read more