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In Ketosis But Not Losing Weight
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
Eating 3-4000 cals a day but not gaining weight. Not exercising. Always used to put weight on quickly but not gaining now? Is this normal?
Yes: The danger of low calorie diet that is not balanced can cause essential muscle loss - puts your gut and heart in danger, can cause electrolyte imbalance and danger of creating gall stones - so do with caution and inform your pcp about your goal so he or she can work with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been losing weight for a year now but can't seem to lose belly fat are there any foods aid with losing weight in the midsection..?
If that were true: Then cardio helps to burn calories, so that would go towards the calories out half of the equation. Most nutritional medicine experts now say that muscle-toning/strengthening exercise is probably more effective than just cardio alone (i.e. Weight training 70-80% of your exercise and cardio 20-30%). ...Read more
Is it okay to lose weight during pregnancy/not gain weight if you're not limiting nutrition but instead walking off the excess calories?
Healthy always ok: Often pregnant women start focusing on nutrition and exercise in ways they were not doing before getting pregnant. One must look at the big picture. If a patient who was not living a healthy lifestyle before starts living healthy during pregnancy this is a good thing. We can not just look at the scale and make a judgment. ...Read more
If I lose 4lbs a week through dieting alone, would it be mostly fat, muscle or water loss. Not intending to lose that much but very curious?
It depends: The content of the diet, calories consumed, and even levels of exercise/activity, can effect if primarily lean tissue or fat is consumed. With most dieting the first weight loss is often attributed to fat stored in the liver being burned off. There is clearly controversy about the safety of popular diets..ideally patients can afford individualized care by a qualified professional. ...Read more
Depends: Initially you may lose some water weight, it is important to stay hydrated with dietary changes. Drinking plenty of water helps ensure the weight you lose is not water, keeps your body hydrated and helps you feel more full. Water weight may fluctuate by several pounds at any given time depending on what you are eating/drinking. Set longer term goals and stick with it. ...Read more
Does energy drinks cause weight gain? I know that sugar and aspartame in them cuz weight gain, but the caffeine in them causes weight loss?
How is it that an obese person could lose weight with diet and exercise and not weight loss surgery?
Risk: So many things improve with diet and exercise (cardiovascular health, decreased cancer risks, joint health, stress, muscle tone, diabetes, etc) that the benefits are amplified many-fold. Weight loss surgery on the other hand basically puts your body in a situation where it starves. U lose the weight but do not gain the other health benefits. Surgery is for those who have no other good options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not good: No one can tell you for sure but doing that will 1) introduce extra animal fat into your diet, 2) raise your cholesterol (only found in animal products), 3) deprive your body of essential nutrients not found in meat, 4) put an extra protein load on your kidneys, 5) deprive your liver and brain of sugars which are needed for metabolism. All meat diet is not a good idea. ...Read more
Weight Loss: Nope. Water helps you flush out toxins. Weight loss failure usually represents too many calories, too much sugar or carbohydrates or not enough physical activity. Remember the scientific truths about weight loss: 1. Protein should comprise 60% of the diet. 2: carbs 25% fats 10-15%. Total calories 1500 to 1800 exercise should be with hr of 130 for at least 20 minutes five times per week. ...Read more
If you lose weight only through dieting and little exercise, will you lose all muscle and no fat?
Depends on diet?: You want to exercise as the sugars stored in muscle as glycogen can be used to provide energy! Also a diet that includes MCT (medium chain triglycerides) like coconut oil or not, provides immediate energy too, while using your glycogen stores first. So you will lose weight faster. Always be under a doctor's care when starting out. So you do it safely. If you eat no protein, you can lose muscle. ...Read more
Yes,Can't pick where: I assume you're dieting. If so, you're not unique--most of us want what we can't have! Exercise (walk the mall, bike riding a paved trail) should distract you and burn calories. Devoting time to a passion may help. Cheating on your diet twice a week will help you feel less deprived, but make up for it the next day. Research fun low-cal recipes. Or, eat anything you want just in small portions. ...Read more
Ketosis describes a state of increased ketone bodies in the blood stream. Ketone bodies are generated from the breakdown of lipids (fat) when there are low levels of blood sugar or cells are not able to absorb the blood sugar present, as in diabetic ketoacidosis. Some diets which limit carbohydrates cause low blood sugar and may also result in ketosis. Ketone bodies disrupt the acidity of blood and when dangerously elevated can overwhelm the buffering ability of the body and ...Read more
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