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I need some pills to help me lose weight what do you recommend?

I need some pills to help me lose weight what do you recommend?

May help along with: There is absolutely no substitute for diet & exercise in losing weight, but certain herbs may help when combined with diet and exercise. See http://www.Lef.Org/magazine/mag2011/jul2011_shed-pounds-by-inhibiting-cellular-fat-storage_01.Htm & http://www.Lef.Org/news/lefdailynews.Htm?Newsid=13549 For advice re: a healthy diet see http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx. ...Read more

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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 lose weight if i need my anxiety/dep. Pills and they cause weight gain? I need to lose but i don't want to lose vitamins/nutrients by dieting.

How to lose weight if i need my anxiety/dep. Pills and they cause weight gain? I need to lose but i don't want to lose vitamins/nutrients by dieting.

Nutritarian Diet: Dr. Joel fuhrman's nutritarian diet (http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht) can help you lose weight while providing good nutrition. I advise all dieters to take a good multivitamin as well. Exercise will help lose weight & reduce anxiety. There are many good alternatives to drugs for anxiety/dep: counseling, meditation, eft, 5-htp, homeopathy, herbs, magnesium, b complex etc. A holistic practitioner can help. ...Read more

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I need help trying to lose weight?

I need help trying to lose weight?

Low carb diet: I've found a low carb (no starch or sugar) ketogenic diet containing about 60+ grams is protein and below 40 grams of carbohydrate along with cardio exercise and yoga the most effective for weight, fat and girth loss. If you get in mild ketosis which is fat burning state your hunger level will be very little. First start the diet and do not try to mix it exercise in the first 2 to 3 weeks. ...Read more

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Hi I so want to lose weight can you help me?

Hi I so want to lose weight can you help me?

Eat less & exercise: The key to losing weight is not a temporary diet but permanent changes. Sugars and simple carbs from grains esp. cause weight gain. I like Dr. Furhman's diet: http://tinyurl.com/ktampgg Dr. Weil has useful info: http://tinyurl.com/m8avwzh - see his "discuss that" link in his article. Also see https://authoritynutrition.com/weight-loss/ for many useful articles. Exercise is also important. ...Read more

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Can i take birth control to help lose weight?

Can i take birth control to help lose weight?

Not recommended: Birth control pills are medications not intended for weight loss. Some people actually gain weight from them, but not in significant amounts. Do not take birth control pills to lose weight. ...Read more

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Do weight loss pills really help you lose weight?

Do weight loss pills really help you lose weight?

Yes/depends: Depends on the type but if you get the correct one for your need it works. ...Read more

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Can taking laxatives help me to lose weight ?

Can taking laxatives help me to lose weight ?

No: Nyet, Nien, Nicht, Nay !!!! This is a great way to make yourself sick. This is not an answer for weight loss. ...Read more

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What help me to lose weight with out pills?

What help me to lose weight with out pills?

Weight loss: There is no one plan fits all. In general eat less and exercise more. Many structured plans can work ie weight watchers, 17 day diet, low carb. All have been successful for many. In addition to diet changes adding daily exercise, like walking, will aid in natural wieght loss. ...Read more

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What dite pills can I take to lose weight?

What dite pills can I take to lose weight?

I would avoid them: Other than alli, which most patient don't like because of side effects (greasy stool), these agents are generally not approved for long term use because of unknown safety. And in my experience, everyone who takes them and then stops gains the weight right back. They are just not a good solution in the long run. I would make common sense changes in diet and exercise to safely lose weight. ...Read more

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Can you advise me to lose weight and stop snacking!?

Can you advise me to lose weight and stop snacking!?

Quit sugar: I know this sounds simplistic, but if you stop eating everything with added sugar it will likely help you to stop snacking which will help you to lose weight. For most people the more sugar you eat the more you want. If you cut it out the first week will be very hard, but after that it gets much easier. Once you have cut out sugar you can work on the next dietary hurdle. ...Read more

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Need help to lose weight?

Need help to lose weight?

Lose Weight? Hopeful: Good morning: there is probably little that is more frustrating then repeatedly failing to lose weight. My experience both as a clinician and as a man who has been overweight you need help. The best national diet plan for this is weight watchers. There is group accountability and good science. Another trick that works is writing down your calorie consumption every day. Lots of help is here. ...Read more

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Can laxatives help you to lose weight?

Can laxatives help you to lose weight?

Laxatives: Using laxatives to loose weight does not work and is dangerous. Your body can become dependent on them and you may shift into an eating disorder. Please see your doctor and ask about a low carb higher protein food plan. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I need to lose weight please advise.?

I need to lose weight please advise.?

Weight loss: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed if you desire to lose weight. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site can help you determine calories burned for over 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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What pills help you loose weight and fast?

What pills help you loose weight and fast?

None: None otc. Prescriptive dangerous habit forming and only short term effective. ...Read more

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I want to gain weight... Can u please help me?

I want to gain weight... Can u please help me?

See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more

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Might laxatives and diet pills help me lose weight?

Laxatives are never: the road to weight loss. In some cases weight loss medications may be indicated - but most people do fine with exercise and limiting calories. ...Read more

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Will metformin help me to lose weight as I have pcos?

Will metformin help me to lose weight as I have pcos?

Maybe: Metformin is not a weight loss pill. If you have problems with your Insulin level or glucose levels, metformin will help make diet and exercise more effective. Ultimately exercise in pcos is what usually leads to weight loss. ...Read more

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What are good pills to help you lose weight?

What are good pills to help you lose weight?

Weight loss meds: I'd avoid relying on "natural" weight loss supplements that you get without prescription. Qsymia is a new pill that's a combo of 2 older meds - topamax and phentermine. Qsymia can cause birth defects so we use extreme caution with women. Belviq (lorcaserin) is another new one. However, whether they're good for situation, depends on your current bmi and co-existing conditions (diabetes, high blood pressure). ...Read more

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I want to know what pills or vitamins would help me to gain weight?

I want to know what pills or vitamins would help me to gain weight?

depends on the cause: Several things can make it hard to gain weight. The main ones are inadequate intake of calories, need for hydrochloric acid ;/or digestive enzymes, malabsorption, inflammation of the intestines (possibly from intestinal parasites), celiac disease ; other food allergies, vitamin/mineral/amino acid deficiencies ; hyperthyroidism. Pills that address the cause should help. See a good doc to evaluate. ...Read more

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I wanna use a diet pill to help me lose weight and control my hunger. Do they work?

I wanna use a diet pill to help me lose weight and control my hunger. Do they work?

Yes, with a plan: Diet pills do work to decrease your appetite, resulting in less food eaten and weight loss. However, you must do a weight loss plan at the same time. Otherwise, without a change in your habits, the weight is going to just come back on. We offer medically supervised programs in our office to make sure you get on the right weight loss and weight management plan. ...Read more