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I Think I Am Losing It
See an ENT : Any type of voice disturbance that lasts longer than 2 weeks should be evaluated with laryngoscopy to get a proper look at your vocal cords. It may end up being just residual inflammation that needs more time for healing, but you should have it evaluated to be sure there isn't something more serious going on with your voice. ...Read more
My vitals are 47-42-52 & 100kg weight and 5'3 height. I'm doing a 30min exercise/day. I think I'm not losing any weight. Any suggestions?
This is a: Rather elevated body mass index. Remember, exercise is only one part of weight loss. In reality, for most people, it's actually the smaller component of weight control compared to the reduction of calories that you consume. Based on your age, height, weight and reported activity levels you should be aiming in the range of 1800 kcal/day. This should stimulate gradual weight loss. ...Read more
You do the math.: It depends on how may calories the deserts are ; whether you eat an increased amount of other foods. Even more essential is whether the calories burned off are greater that the calories eaten. There are 3500 calories per pound. ...Read more
Wt.: Not likely, even if you are madly in love and not reciprocated . Consult pcp to see if anything physiological is a factor. ...Read more
How about healthier: goal - like losing 8 or less pounds in a month. ...Read more
I am 5'8 female. 30 years old and 294. If i work hard, do you think i could lose 50 or 60 in a couple of months?
I am a virgin and don't plan on changing that for a long time considering I am almost 14. But when do you think is an appropriate age to lose it?
Difficult issue: Canadian studies have listed average age of first intercourse as 16.5. That said, it is more a personal and cultural idea than anything.I believe you should follow basic rules. You never "give it" or "take it". You only share the event when it it is right for you. I personally believe that should wait until your brain can process all the factors, in your 20's, but that is personal. ...Read more
Not a good goal: Perhaps 3-4 pounds but why would you want to lose a lot of weight by fasting & exercising? You won't be able to keep it off & might induce an electrolyte imbalance, a potentially dangerous condition. Speaking as one of the physicians on this website i cannot support activities that can endanger people's health. Your idea is such an activity. I hope that other physicians on healthtap agree. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I feel like everyone is lying to me. I weigh 45.2kg and I'm 5"7' I think that I'm too fat and should lose more weight. Would losing make me healthy?
Body image: BMI < 16 = underweight. An underweight person who believes he/she needs to lose weight when others disagree may have a distorted body image (eg: anorexia nervosa). Further weight loss can be very unhealthy. It is possible to mistake poor muscle tone for excess fat, in which case exercise and gain in weight through muscle is healthy. It is very worthwhile discussing with primary care physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diet and Exercise: The goal is to burn more calories than you consume. Watch your diet; eliminate junk food and don't over-eat. Consider liquids as well; soda, alcohol, etc. Contains lots of calories. Exercise multiple times a week. If you find an activity you really enjoy you'll be more likely to engage in that activity. Avoid fad diets that could prevent you from getting adequate nutrition. Make healthy choices! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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