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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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Im 4.11 220 pounds and I need serious help losing weight?

Im 4.11 220 pounds and I need serious help losing weight?

Obese: See your doctor about any medical conditions that may be causing your weight gain e.g. Diabetes, thyroid problems etc. Then start a recommended serous diet with proper exercise in order to lose weight slowly but regularly. Follow up with your doctor regularly. ...Read more

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I need to lose 15 pounds in a week. I weight 150 and im 5'2". What can I do? What diet pills do you recommend? Does grapefruit help to lose weight?

I need to lose 15 pounds in a week. I weight 150 and im 5'2". What can I do? What diet pills do you recommend? Does grapefruit help to lose weight?

Probably wont happen: Probably won't happen unless you starve yourself and don't eat anything for a week. Even then, losing 10% of your body weight in one week is very unhealthy. Diet pills like Phentermine don't so much burn calories as they do curb appetite. Laxatives and diuretics will cause dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities and possibly arrhythmias. Rethink plan and try 15 lb over 3 months probably safer. ...Read more

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I weigh 210 pounds and i need to lose weight fast in 3-6 months what is the best diet/workout?

I weigh 210 pounds and i need to lose weight fast in 3-6 months what is the best diet/workout?

There is no best: Diet or workout. It is about developing a healthy plan and having the committment to stick to it.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. ...Read more

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On 45mg of remeron (mirtazapine) for years gained 70 pounds on a diet now wanna cut down on mg of remeron (mirtazapine) will it help to lose weight with my diet ?

On 45mg of remeron (mirtazapine) for years gained 70 pounds on a diet now wanna cut down on mg of remeron (mirtazapine) will it help to lose weight with my diet ?

If may help but will: still have to work at it. 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 cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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I'm 400 pounds what's the best way to lose weight ?

I'm 400 pounds what's the best way to lose weight ?

Severely Overweight: In your case I think you really need some people to help you do this safely and effectively. You need a nutritionist, a trainer or exercise physiologist and preferably a Baritrician ( a physician trained in weight) preferably one who is Board Certified. You need a plan specific for you, that changes as you change and one that has a high level of returning and reporting. ...Read more

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Im 20 yrs 5ft 2in and i weigh 225 pounds what can I do to lose weight fast?

Im 20 yrs 5ft 2in and i weigh 225 pounds what can I do to lose weight fast?

Decrease calorie int: Congrats on deciding to take control of your health. When it comes to weight loss calories are very important. You must have a negative balance of calories to lose weight. You may want to start by seeing a nutritionist or dietician. I recommend you track the food that you eat. There are very good apps on the web. I recommend my patients download myfitnesspal. Exercise burns calories- do both. ...Read more

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How quickly can i lose weight safely, diabetic 5 11 220 pounds, male 51 year old?

How quickly can i lose weight safely, diabetic 5 11 220 pounds, male 51 year old?

Choosemyplate.gov: You should not aim to lose weight quickly. You should aim to develop good eating habits that will help you lose weight. A reasonable and sound way to lose weight is to follow the recommendations of the www.choosemyplate.gov site. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I'm very short and i'm almost 200 pounds, what over-the-counter medicine can help me lose weight?

I'm very short and i'm almost 200 pounds, what over-the-counter medicine can help me lose weight?

None: There are no otc medicines that really are effective, the best way to lose weight is to eliminate the 2 or 3 most important reasons for the weight gain. Here they are: 1. Drinks with sugar--juice, soda 2. Fast foods-burgers, fries 3.Fried foods 4. Skipping meals 5. Bad snacks- chips, cookies, cake, candy if you remove just 2 of these, you can lose 4 lb/per week, just give it a try, 1 day at a tim. ...Read more

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Can you guys give me an diet plan to lose weight? I'm 5 9 201 pounds 24 years old. Thank you.

Can you guys give me an diet plan to lose weight?
 I'm 5 9 201 pounds 24 years old. Thank you.

Eat fewer calories: One should choose an exercise he really enjoys. Any form of exercise burns calories, so if one does not eat or drink more calories than he is using during his exercise, then his body will burn up fat as fuel. However, if a person drinks a large orange juice (about 300 calories) while exercising, and exercises away only 200 calories, he will still get wider even though he exercises. Avoid sugars. ...Read more

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I'm a 12 year old boy, and I've been struggling to lose weight for a while now, what can I do to loose about 20 pounds ?

I'm a 12 year old boy, and I've been struggling to lose weight for a while now, what can I do to loose about 20 pounds ?

Need adult supervisi: Your desire to loose weight are welcome sign for your committment for better health. Need to be evaluated for height with weight for an overall health assessment with recent weight gains, current BMI etc. ...Read more

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I'm 21 years old and 300 pounds. I have tried to lose weight and nothing is working. What can I do to get this weight off?

I'm 21 years old and 300 pounds. I have tried to lose weight and nothing is working. What can I do to get this weight off?

Surgery: If you've truly exhausted every conventional method, including medical supervision, then surgery is your next best option, especially if you have developed any significant underlying medical conditions such as diabetes or hypertension. In a qualified setting and an experienced surgeon and dedicated aftercare program, bariatric surgery is the single most effective tool to lose weight. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 5'2 and 200 pounds I eat a lot of rice as my diet because my family cooks it, how do I lose weight fast?

What to do if I'm 5'2 and 200 pounds I eat a lot of rice as my diet because my family cooks it, how do I lose weight fast?

Obesity : I recommend you see a doctor and have your thyroid checked to make sure low thyroid function isn't compounding your problem. Also, dramatically cut your carbs, start a daily exercise program, and keep a food log. There are many excellent tips on this site for small changes to lose weight, too. ...Read more

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I'm 17 an want to lose weight because I'm overweight, I want to lose at least 50 pounds in like 2 months. How can I do this effectively an fast?

I'm 17 an want to lose weight because I'm overweight, I want to lose at least 50 pounds in like 2 months. How can I do this effectively an fast?

Don't Try!: It is physiologically to lose more than 1.5 to 2 Lbs/week! On a strenuous diet, you will lose pounds of water first. Tragically, on a severe diet, you will lose muscle and bone mass- but when you take in calories, your body stores it as FAT- what you don't want. Muscle BURNS sugar, fat STORES it. You'll significantly increase your risk of diabetes. Eat small, frequent meals. EXERCISE. ...Read more

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I'm wanting to know how to lose 80 pounds in 4 months I have back problems and they say if I lose weight it will help my back a lot please help me ?

I'm wanting to know how to lose 80 pounds in 4 months I have back problems and they say if I lose weight it will help my back a lot please help me
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What is your weight: and height? We need to know your BMI to help you further. Also, your health status, your medical/family/social/sexual history, surgical, meds, supplements, allergies. Need full picture to see what is underlying your weight issues as losing wt. may not be the issue. May be thyroid, adrenals, cortisol, high carb diet, gluten, dairy. So many issues we need to know here. Let us help you better! ...Read more

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Is it possible to gain 2-3 pounds overnight and then drop back to normal again? Im trying to lose weight and for some reason this happens some days?

Is it possible to gain 2-3 pounds overnight and then drop back to normal again?  Im trying to lose weight and for some reason this happens some days?

Water weight.: This can happen quite easily with water weight gain, such as after a salty meal. We can seemingly gain up to five pounds overnight due to water weight - this weight tends to go away very quickly. We cannot gain that much actual body weight, or lose it for that matter, that quickly. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight fast ? Before i fail and eat unhealthy again ? Im about 178 pounds wanna get to 120

How do I  lose weight fast ? Before i fail and eat unhealthy again ? Im about 178 pounds wanna get to 120

No.: You yourself admit you eat "unhealthly." no one gains weight overnight and loses weight overnight! i hate the word diet. I like life style change. I do not know enough to recommend a specific food lifestyle, but you did nt get to 178 overnight, and you will not get to 120 quickly either! you need to face reality! ...Read more

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I'm already eating right, and exercising. What can I do to lose weight quicker, in a safe way? Only lost eight pounds last month.

8 lbs !: Congratulations. That is a very aggressive weight loss program. I do not know that I would try to lose weight any faster than that. 2 lbs of wt loss per week equates to a deficit of 7000 calories per week or 1000 calories per day. That's about 50% of your daily total caloric intake. ...Read more

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I've gained 25 pounds in 3 weeks. I eat a healthier diet now then I ever have. Im now 292lbs.Why can't I lose weight and why am I gaining so quickly?

I've gained 25 pounds in 3 weeks. I eat a healthier diet now then I ever have. Im now 292lbs.Why can't I lose weight and why am I gaining so quickly?

What are you eating?: Gaining 25 lb in 3 weeks is equivalent to consuming about 28, 000 extra calories a week. That's pretty difficult even with a bad diet. Are you retaining fluid, have htn, CHF or kidney problems? Have you stopped taking any medication or started any new ones? If not, accurately track your calories for a couple of days and see your family doc for further evaluation. Check your weight in the morning. ...Read more

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