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If you having a bowel movement everyday can you lose weight from that?

If you having a bowel movement everyday can you lose weight from that?

You should BM daily: It is normal and healthy to have at least one bowel movement daily. Bms are a way to eliminate undigested food material, toxins and waste from the body. One should not use bowel movements as a weight loss method. If you have unexplained weight loss you should check in with your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Lose 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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Is foul smelling stool a good sign if one's trying to detox and lose weight?

Is foul smelling stool a good sign if one's trying to detox and lose weight?

What are you taking?: There's a very good chance that your "detox" is the problem. Any change in diet, alteration in gut flora, or purgative agents may change your stool pattern & odor. Please keep in mind that not everything bought in a health food store, or "natural" products (however well intentioned in taking), may agree with you or be entirely safe. Stop the product & resume a balanced diet--see doc if persists. ...Read more

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If i'm can stool softeners to lose weight, should I take them?

If i'm can stool softeners to lose weight, should I take them?

Please not for that!: There is no meaningful or long-term weight loss with stool softeners--only temporary laxation of stool and maybe loss of some "water". A healthy and long-term approach to weight loss (and keeping the weight off once lost) is consistently making good food choices (avoid high-calorie density foods that are high in fat and processed sugars), minimize snacking, control portion size, and exercise. ...Read more

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If I can take stool softeners to lose weight, should I take them?

If I can take stool softeners to lose weight, should I take them?

Not for that reason: There is no meaningful or long-term weight loss with stool softeners--only temporary laxation of stool and maybe loss of some "water". A healthy and long-term approach to weight loss (and keeping the weight off once lost) is consistently making good food choices (avoid high-calorie density foods that are high in fat and processed sugars), minimize snacking, control portion size, and exercise. ...Read more

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When you have a bowel movement do you lose weight?

When you have a bowel movement do you lose weight?

Yes: Technically yes but it's an insinsible loss, much like sweating or urinating. It is not weight loss in the true sense of losing fat. From this prespective, every time you eat or drink you gain weight. This is why a persons weight varies throughout the day. The best way to probably weigh yourself is to weigh in the morning after using the bathroom and before eating. ...Read more

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Myths&facts about bowel movement*? Like, is it ok to force self to go*? Do you actually lose weight if u go after a meal? What to look out for?

Myths&facts about bowel movement*? Like, is it ok to force self to go*? Do you actually lose weight if u go after a meal? What to look out for?

Wt loss stool only: Best for your bowels: plenty fluids, regular physical activity, avoiding eating a lot of foods that slow bowels, like fatty, high sugar, empty calorie snacks & a lot of cheese & meat. And eating plenty fiber-rich foods - fruits, & especially vegetables. No surprise, right? Straining is not good, & can lead to hemorrhoids & painful fissures. Regular laxatives also not good. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can damage of the end of the abdominal wall cause pain initially? Can it make a person loose weight and effect bowel movement? is constipation involve

Can damage of the end of the abdominal wall cause pain initially? Can it make a person loose weight and effect bowel movement? is constipation involve

Unclear. What do you: mean by "end of abdominal wall". As Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures, sensation of pain signals from body to brain help prevent injury/death, yet there are many more complex interacting issues & mind/brain are dominant. Thus if mind interpretation of events changes decisions then all kinds of body behaviors change in response (including changes in eating/use-of-food/weight & bowel patterns). ...Read more

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Abdominal pain, dignoic stomach ulcer , loose weight 15kg in 5 month, low b/p, fast h/b , stool habbit change, bumps, vomait, noversa,faint view,?

Abdominal pain, dignoic stomach ulcer , loose weight 15kg in 5 month, low b/p, fast h/b , stool habbit change, bumps, vomait, noversa,faint view,?

Gastroenterology..: 32 y/o male says, Abdominal pain, diagnosed stomach ulcer, weight loss 15kg in 5 months, low B/P, fat h/b, stool habit change, burps, vomit nervous, faint view? Though not very clear on some of the words the list of Symptoms are enough to require the attention of the Specialist in Gastroenterology. Make seeing a G.I. Consult an urgent priority. ...Read more

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Can drinking lots of water really help you lose weight?

Fills your stomach: Does not help to lose weight unless you also reduce your food calorie intake &/or increase physical activity. Drinking 2 glasses of water before each meal helps to control your appetite & thus less food volume will be required to feel satiated. ...Read more

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Does drinking a lot of water help me lose weight fast?.Why?

Does drinking a lot of water help me lose weight fast?.Why?

Yes: yes drinking water fills your stomach so you fill full plus it is zero calories. It is helpful to have water to help detox the body and hydrates your cells making them work better But if you drink too much it can dilute your electrolytes out and cause you harm Drink enough I great for your body but do not over due it or you will have problems ...Read more

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Can drinking a lot of water every day help you lose weight?

Excess Water: Drinking water before meals in particular may reduce your appetite but in the long run i would not count on this method to lose weight. Stick to a plant based diet similar to the mediterranean diet and exercise 4 to 5 times a week for at least 40 minutes and this will be a far better plan than excess water consumption. ...Read more

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Does drinking a lot of water really help you to lose weight?

Does drinking a lot of water really help you to lose weight?

No Unless Stops Food: The only possibly valid issue for some is that stomach fullness (doesn't last long with water) might decrease the amount they eat. The controlling issue is the amount of food & what type, not calories per-se. Sugars/carbs most rapidly stored as fat, protein moderately so, natural fats the least stored as fat. Study "taubes why we get fat", "stossel debunking food myths", taubes, attia, lustig, etc. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight and not gain a lot of muscle?

Is it possible to lose  weight and not gain a lot of muscle?

Hard work: Cut calories but keep protein intake up. Do aerobic exercise especially things like stair steppers and spend time in the weight room. ...Read more

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How can eating lots of fat and no carbs help you lose weight?

How can  eating lots of fat and no carbs help you lose weight?

Depends on the fats: A body's metabolism varies person: person and a diet heavy in poly unsat. Oils vis saturated oils differs that fat though oils can become fats. Initially your body is looking for simpler fuels to utilize, and without carbs it is forced to use alternate fuels ie proteins and fats. Fat has a lot more energy release- and once your body is forced to use this fuel, long term- not good. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more