Top
20
Doctor insights on: Im 411 220 Pounds And I Need Serious Help Losing Weight

Share
1

1
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

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,979 doctors shared insights

Losing 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


2

2
I'm a 26 year old woman and i keep losing weight. About 1-2 pounds per week. I'm starting to worry!?

I'm a 26 year old woman and i keep losing weight. About 1-2 pounds per week. I'm starting to worry!?

Losing weight: Unexplained weight loss should always be investigated. If you haven't changed your eating habits, started a new medication, changed your exercise routine, and are losing weight, you need to see your doctor to figure out why. ...Read more

3

3
Tips in losing 10-15 pounds (130-120)? I've been losing weight for 2 years. My body wants to eat like normal people, but im afraid i will gain again

Tips in losing 10-15 pounds (130-120)? I've been losing weight for 2 years. My body wants to eat like normal people, but im afraid i will gain again

If you're been: Losing weight with your current regimen, then by all means continue doing what you're doing, as it's been successful. Check w/a registered dietitian for further assistance. You need a program you can follow the rest of your life to keep your weight down, particularly with your history of pcos>. ...Read more

4

4
I lost 10 pounds in 4 months since I've stopped drinking and seems like I'm still losing weight is that normal?

I lost 10 pounds in 4 months since I've stopped drinking and seems like I'm still losing weight is that normal?

Yes: Alcohol is caloric and weight loss is common after stopping alcohol. 10 lbs in 4 months is not excessive. If you are still above your ideal weight, keep it coming off! ...Read more

5

5
Im 43 , 5"7 and 188pounds how can I get started with losing weight i want to lose 20-30 pounds what's the best weightloss plan?

Im 43 , 5"7 and 188pounds how can I get started with losing weight i want to lose 20-30 pounds what's the best weightloss plan?

What to do.: To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables and 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

7

7
2 weeks ago, I weighed 115-116 pounds which is normal for me. Now I weigh 110 but I haven't dieted or exercised. I'm glad I'm losing weight but why?

 2 weeks ago, I weighed 115-116 pounds which is normal for me. Now I weigh 110 but I haven't dieted or exercised. I'm glad I'm losing weight but why?

Loss of Weight: I understand your concern to lose 5-6pounds in 2 weeks At age 17, stressors of relationships, separation, breaking of relationships can cause anxiety and depression which can cause loss of weight. It is not WHAT you eat, IT IS WHAT is eating you! Amphetamines and cocaine abuse , Overactive thyroid gland and overuse of laxatives can also cause loss of weight. See a Physician for diagnosis . ...Read more

8

8
I'm 19 year old male. 5'8 240 pounds and I have trouble losing weight. I have tried diets but none seem to work. Are there any pills that can help me?

I'm 19 year old male. 5'8 240 pounds and I have trouble losing weight. I have tried diets but none seem to work. Are there any pills that can help me?

You want to avoid: "Pills", as there are short term fixes - at best - that can't replace optimizing your eating habits. Remember, it's not just what you eat, it's how much you eat too. It sounds like you really need to sit down with a nutritionist to help create meal plans that are feasible and sustainable for you in the long run. Again, please don't get caught up in the quest for a "pill cure". ...Read more

10

10
Am 20 years old im 5'8 and i weigh near 350 pounds i have cut ever everything unhealthy from my diet and workout why am I not losing weight?

Am 20 years old im 5'8 and i weigh near 350 pounds i have cut ever
everything unhealthy from my diet and workout why am I not losing weight?

Wow.: huge question. get evaluated by nutritionist. maybe not getting enough calories! maybe eating the wrong foods. maybe workouts aren't correct. ...Read more

11

11
I've hit a weight loss plateau, I was 185 and I lost about 20 pounds so I'm around 165 now. What can I do to continue losing weight? I'm 5'6 Male

I've hit a weight loss plateau, I was 185 and I lost about 20 pounds so I'm around 165 now. What can I do to continue losing weight? I'm 5'6 Male

New strategy. : We break through weight loss plateaus by changing our strategy. Tweak the diet (not necessarily fewer calories, but different foods or eating schedule). Change up the exercise routine (different cardio, weights). ...Read more

12

12
My daughter has been obsessed with losing weight and she recently lost about 15 pounds within a month. Is this normal?

My daughter has been obsessed with losing weight and she recently lost about 15 pounds within a month. Is this normal?

Sounds like: You need to keep a close eye on your daughter. As wanting to maintain a healthy weight isn't unreasonable, but that's a rather significant amount of weight to lose in a short period of time. And it really depends also on what her present height/weight are and how she is losing the weight. You may want to start by at least broaching with your daughter why the sudden weight focus. ...Read more

13

13
The more weight I lose, the more my stretch marks show. What can I do to reduce them? I've been losing weight at about 1-2 pounds a week

The more weight I lose, the more my stretch marks show. What can I do to reduce them? I've been losing weight at about 1-2 pounds a week

Stretch marks: Stretch marks are rips in the deep layer of the skin from rapid stretching. When stretch marks are pulled tight they generally are not as visible. With your weight loss there is more skin laxity. The only way to remove them is to surgically remove them depending on the location. However there are various skin tightening and laser treatments that may offer some modest improvements. ...Read more

14

14
I have been losing weight for about a year now and I am constantly eating. I am at 92 pounds now and don't know what's wrong. Any ideas?

I have been losing weight for about a year now and I am constantly eating. I am at 92 pounds now and don't know what's wrong. Any ideas?

Unexplained weight: loss needs to be examined by your doctor. Hormones may be a possible reason but your doc will test and let you know. If he/she can't find the cause, consider a second opinion. Peace and good health. ...Read more

17

17
I'm currently vegan and I've eaten alot of fruits and veggies and whole grains but I gained 2 pounds and I thought I was supposed to be losing weight?

I'm currently vegan and I've eaten alot of fruits and veggies and whole  grains but I gained 2 pounds and I thought I was supposed to be losing weight?

Carbs such as in: whole grains can produce weight gain. I hope you re being guided by an experienced practitioner. Peace and good health. Also, fruit contains lots of fructose which is sugar. It's far better than refined sugar but it's still a sugar your body needs to process. ...Read more

18

18
Should I think about losing weight I'm 5'2, 152 pounds I feel pretty fat lol and my girlfriend has been teasing me about my tummy which is 42 inches.

Should I think about losing weight I'm 5'2, 152 pounds I feel pretty fat lol and my girlfriend has been teasing me about my tummy which is 42 inches.

Can give it a try...: One should choose an exercise he or she 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 is exercising. ...Read more

19

19
Need to lose 50-80 pounds. What is a good way to start on the track to losing weight besides exercising every day?

Need to lose 50-80 pounds. What is a good way to start on the track to losing weight besides exercising every day?

Lower cal intake too: Take a year to lose the weight. Calories spent need to exceed intake by 500-750 calories daily. ...Read more

20

20
I have been losing weight slowly. Two pounds a week. Is it okay to fast- l500 calories twice a week and not on consecutive days?

I have been losing weight slowly. Two pounds a week. Is it okay to fast- l500 calories twice a week and not on consecutive days?

It is a longterm goa: If you are losing 2 pounds a week, you are doing very well. If your goal is to be healthy for the long term, then go slow and be practical so that you can stick with a long term plan of eating healthy. Unless you change your behavior to eat healthy on a regular basis, your weight loss will not persist/stay you want it to be. So eat daily but stay around 1200 to 1500 calories and exercise daily, . ...Read more