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I'm overweight and have a wife who is overweight and is pregnant. What are our best options?

I'm overweight and have a wife who is overweight and is pregnant.  What are our best options?

Plant based diet: You are overweight and obese if your body mass index(bmi) 29 and above. Eating plant based food for both of you is ideal and very safe indeed for your pregnant mate. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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I am overweight but my wife has a perfect weight, will our child get the genes from the father and be overweight as well?

I am overweight but my wife has a perfect weight, will our child get the genes from the father and be overweight as well?

Obesity genes: There are over 50 genes that have been implicated in obesity. But genes can make one susceptible to a condition, like obesity, but there will still be an interaction with the environment. Meaning, you may have a risk of becoming diabetic, but it still depends on what you eat. So, your child may have a risk of being obese, but it still depends a large part on your childs diet and exercise habits. ...Read more

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I'm 39 years old and overweight. I'm 5'10, 269 lbs. I tried several and nothing works. Cut my calorie intake to 1200 cal per day. This is also affecting my sex life with my wife. Help please.?

I'm 39  years old and overweight. I'm 5'10, 269 lbs. I tried several and nothing works. Cut my calorie intake to 1200 cal per day. This is also affecting my sex life with my wife. Help please.?

Diet: It is not so much the quantity of food. Itr is the quality. Get rid of all forms of sugar, including sweeteners, diet drinks, candy, desserts, cookies, donuts etc . Being overweight is caused by a gene that is turned on in the brain by an excess of calories. Your hunger mechanism stays on and you get little satisfaction from eating. You are a candidate for type ii diabetes. Eat only god made food. ...Read more

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Wt-155lbs ht. 5.4 ft.. If she conceive child then is there any problem to my wife or child in pregnancy.As she is lil bit overweight..Pls advice..

Wt-155lbs ht. 5.4 ft.. If she conceive  child then is there any problem to my wife or child in pregnancy.As she is lil bit overweight..Pls advice..

Maybe: Women much heavier conceive & deliver in this country every year without problems. While their are some problems that can arise for both during pregnancy, active prenatal care will minimize problems. ...Read more

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How dangerous to become pregnant while on wafarin? How effective condoms? I am recently married. My wife has antiphospholipid syndrome for which she takes wafarin daily. She is 46 years old and a bit overweight. How dangerous would it be for her to becom

How dangerous to become pregnant while on wafarin? How effective condoms? I am recently married. My wife has antiphospholipid syndrome for which she takes wafarin daily.  She is 46 years old and a bit overweight. How dangerous would it be for her to becom

Hello, : Hello, the effectiveness for condoms when used consistently and correctly is about 98%. However, often they are not used consistently or correctly. Warfarin is contraindicated in pregnancy. However, by age 46, a woman's chance of becoming pregnant is exceeding low. It would be quite rare for a woman to still have viable eggs by that age. Congratulations ! ...Read more

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My wife has COPD and is over weight? Will loading weight help her breath better and do more? How the best way to do it? Walking is hard for her

My wife has COPD and is over weight? Will loading weight help her breath better and do more? How the best way to do it? Walking is hard for her

Possibly: Loosing weight is a good idea but depending on the severity of the COPD it may not help as often times in people with this the lung disease lung tissue gets destroyed. She should see a pulmonologist and get tested as oxygen may help the symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm 50 and 40 lb overweight?

I'm 50 and 40 lb overweight?

Change your life: At the most basic level dieting takes no time or money. You can choose to eat less. I am sure you are busy, we all are. Do you have anything more important than your life? We each have 24 hours per day. Find a way to demand that you have earned the right to spend 1 of those hours each day to keep you alive. Would a check for $1million convince you? Would a funeral convince you? What will it take? ...Read more

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