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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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Am 1.78m tall weight 100kg.v How do i lose weight?

Am 1.78m tall weight 100kg.v How do i lose weight?

Get a start b patien: From your height and weight, your Body Mass Index (BMI) is 31.6. Underweight: BMI less than 18.5; Healthy weight: BMI 18.5-24.9; Overweight: BMI 25-29.9; Obese: BMI 30 or higher. Get a personal trainer or least an accountability partner, walk 1 hr/day, eliminate simple carbs, get 7-8 hrs sleep, drink plenty water, reduce calorie intake by 250-500/day, Be Patient. ...Read more

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I'm 6'0 tall and trying to lose weight. What would be a good goal to aim for?

I'm 6'0 tall and trying to lose weight. What would be a good goal to aim for?

a rough estimate: Around 165 to 182 pounds. However if you are muscular it could be more. If you have a thinner frame- it could be less. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight? I am 5'5" tall and I am 182 lbs. I would like to be 165lbs

How do I lose weight? I am 5'5" tall and I am 182 lbs. I would like to be 165lbs

No big people food: Stop eating big people food. Wheat, sugar, potatoes, juice, soda, deep fried, hydrogenated oil, and artificial sweeteners. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more

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Hey! I want to lose weight. I'm 19, 5'8 tall, 86 kgs. Ready to workout(except gym pls) and diet as much as possible. Can u prepare a routine? Thanks!!

Hey! I want to lose weight. I'm 19, 5'8 tall, 86 kgs. Ready to workout(except gym pls) and diet as much as possible. Can u prepare a routine? Thanks!!

BodyFat 95% food not: exercise. Study: http://www.bmj.com/company/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/exercise-myth.pdf, http://bestpractice.bmj.com/best-practice/pdf/patient-summaries/556120.pdf, http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2015/05/07/bjsports-2015-094911.full, http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/apr/22/obesity-owes-more-to-bad-diet-than-lack-of-exercise-say-doctors & my answers on HealthTap.com ...Read more

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When you grow taller do you lose weight?

When you grow taller do you lose weight?

Growing taller: Does not cause you to lose weight. However, it is possible that you may appear more slender if your height grows more quickly than your girth. ...Read more

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I was wondering how i could grow taller and lose weight naturally?

After puberty- can't: Grow taller. If you've completed puberty you aren't likely to grow taller. Girls complete puberty by ages 15 to 17 & for boys it is by ages 16 to 17. However, if one enters puberty late, they will usually also complete it late. Our height is largely determined by genetics (our parents' height). If you are healthy (no unusual causes for stunted growth/ smaller stature) then there is not a way >>. ...Read more

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Im 5' 7 inches tall and i weigh 181. Do i really have to lose weight or can I jus be the way i am?

Im 5' 7 inches tall and i weigh 181. Do i really have to lose weight or can I jus be the way i am?

It's OK to be you!: Google up "bmi calculator." this will give you your "body mass index, " a number based solely on height and weight - and not accounting for how much muscle mass you have. You do fall into the overweight category, but are not obese (bmi would be 30 or greater). You may feel just fine at your current weight. If you gain, however, you may wish you had paid attention to this issue now - not later. ...Read more

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I am 188 pounds and 5'6" tall. I have an important event in 2 months how can I lose weight quickly and how moch weight could i lose in that time frame?

I am 188 pounds and 5'6" tall. I have an important event in 2 months how can I lose weight quickly and how moch weight could i lose in that time frame?

Quick weight loss: Any quick weight loss tends to be followed by weight gain. The best solution for weight loss is a long term change in diet.
Raw food diet or a cleanse may help you loose quickly. ...Read more

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Hello i want to lose weight I am 21 my tall is 156cm ANA weight 58kg i need to lose 5 kg?

Hello i want to lose weight I am 21  my tall is 156cm ANA weight 58kg i need to lose 5 kg?

Exercise & diet!: Cut useless calories, ie. Sugar and starch. An exercise program is quite important. Count calories. Drink plenty of water and get 24 gr of fiber to fill you up! ...Read more

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How do I get motivated to lose weight?

How do I get motivated to lose weight?

Visualize how you: Will feel & look when your’e at your healthiest. Also, think about what the issue was that motivated you to to lose weight in the first place. Insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water/day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per/day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get. ...Read more

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How can I get my friend to lose weight?

How can I get my friend to lose weight?

Difficult: It is difficult to convince someone to do something if they are not interested (also like quitting smoking or drinking). Lead by example and maintain your own healthy habits and hope they follow suit. ...Read more

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How do I get my husband to lose weight?

Some ideas: He wants to lose weight. Remember this and don't criticize. You're probably already a good cook; expand your repertoire to yummy things that aren't greasy, salty, or sugary. Start preferring these yourself -- pretty soon the stuff most of us overeat will disgust you. He's likely to imitate you. Explore aerobic fitness options for yourself & work hard at it; again he'll imitate you. Enjoy. ...Read more

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How can I get motivated to lose weight?

How can I get motivated to lose weight?

Small steps: Begin by eating a little less and exercising more. Even walking instead of driving and taking stairs instead of elevators can help. Looking for dramatic change can be discouraging. It takes a long time to gain weight ... Plan a long term strategy. ...Read more

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Could i get help on how to lose weight!?

Could i get help  on how to lose weight!?

Losing weight.: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol ; junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic ; weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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What to do to get motivated to lose weight?

What to do to get motivated to lose weight?

Consider : - no, don't just consider, really think about how this can help your health ; well being (assuming that is the case). ...Read more

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Is it harder to lose weight as you get older?

Is it harder to lose weight as you get older?

Yes, it gets harder: As we get older, our muscle mass decreases and thus burns off less energy/food. If we burn less and yet eating/consuming the same amount of food, we gain wt. Also, because physically we are able to do less, we use less energy from foods. So stay physically active as much as you can, eat less junk food, see doc regularly, sleep well, and live well. We all subject to progression of time..Good luck. ...Read more

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How to lose weight and get a bigger butt too?

How to lose weight and get a bigger butt too?

Weight: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site can help you determined calories burned for over 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. You can't spot gain weight unless you work on muscle in that area. Try lunges, squats ;dumbbell squats. ...Read more

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Will fasting help me get healthy/lose weight?

Will fasting help me get healthy/lose weight?

Probably not: To maintain health, it is important to nourish your body with healthy foods. If your goal is to lose weight, look to put into it healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy carbs. Track your meals and exercise. Losing weight requires lifestyle modifications whereas fasting is a state of deprivation. ...Read more

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Could I get some advice on how to lose weight?

Losing 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

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How might you get your girlfriend to lose weight?

Your girlfriend: Would need to desire to lose weight and be willing to make that committment. This is not something you can do for her. ...Read more

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How could a teenage boy lose weight/get in shape?

How could a teenage boy lose weight/get in shape?

Teenager: Your teenager should institute an exercise program preferably with the help of a professional trainer and learn how to eat properly with the help of a nutritionist ...Read more

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I'm trying to lose weight. Could I get some help?

I'm trying to lose weight. Could I get some help?

Weight loss tips: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get motivated to lose weight?

Can you tell me how I could get motivated to lose weight?

Engage a friend: Partner up with a friend who's motivated and will hold you accountable. Engage your family and friends to help. For the best long term benefits, take it slow, probably 1 pound/week, if you're more than 50 pounds, or so, over weight. Remember muscle weighs more than bone, so don't get discouraged if you exercising and don't see results. There are great apps for this and a personal trainer helps ...Read more

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Please can I get some advice? I am trying to lose weight?

Please can I get some advice? I am trying to lose weight?

Consider working w: A nutritionist and a trainer. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. Running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.). 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. ...Read more

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How can I get exercise to lose weight with young children?

How can I get exercise to lose weight with young children?

Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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How can I get exercise to lose weight if it is hot outside?

How can I get exercise to lose weight if it is hot outside?

Exercise when cooler: When the weather is hot, one can exercise early in the morning or later in the evening (be sure to use mosquito repellent spray if mosquitoes are in season). During the daytime, swimming is fine even in hot weather. Otherwise, indoor activities such as going up and down stairs, walking in circles at an air-conditioned shopping mall (without snacking), or indoor ice-skating are all calorie-burners. ...Read more