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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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