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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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Can I use ketosis to lose weight?

Can I use ketosis to lose weight?

Absolutely, Best: While physicians have often associated ketosis with extremes ; unusual unhealthy conditions (usual md focus), being in ketosis between meals is normal ; staying in a chronic state of mild ketosis (burning body fat) is quite healthy ; strongly associated with healthier lipoprotein particle concentrations, low rates of diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer ; mortality. Dietdoctor, com.

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Been in Ketosis to lose weight (>25 g carbs/day). Lately my heart feels like it's pounding. Heart rate/blood pressure are normal. Should I be worried?

Been in Ketosis to lose weight (>25 g carbs/day). Lately my heart feels like it's pounding. Heart rate/blood pressure are normal. Should I be worried?

How do you: Know you are in ketosis? Ketones in the urine are concentrated and do not mean you are ketotic. You've probably getting dehydrated. Try eating a normal diet, but restricting calories if you're attempting to lose weight. You need a life-long program, there is no quick fix.

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Will losing weight by getting by body into ketosis adversely affect my 8 month old daughter if I am continuing to breastfeed?

Will losing weight by getting by body into ketosis adversely affect my 8 month old daughter if I am continuing to breastfeed?

You can't get your: Body into ketosis, you can only generate ketones in the urine. If you went into true ketosis, you would get very ill. A ketogenic diet will lose mostly water, not true weight. Breastfeeding is not a good time to attempt significant weight loss. Check w/your doctor.

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Will you still lose weight on a very low calorie diet if you are not in ketosis?

Will you still lose weight on a very low calorie diet if you are not in ketosis?

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.

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Tips on losing weight?

Tips on losing weight?

Reduce weight: This is a repeat of what I have said before. My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise.

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Tips for losing weight?

Tips for losing weight?

Food journal: Keep track of what you put in your mouth with a food journal and begin to eliminate foods with added sugars and fats. Cut back your food intake while increasing your exercise levels - shoot for 30min/day. Eat more fruit and vegetables. Drink water before meals. Don't skip meals, choose lean proteins and healthy carbs. Try choosemyplate. Gov or sparkpeople. Com or many phone apps for tracking.

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Eating more but losing weight?

Eating more but losing weight?

See doctor: Eating more but losing weight can be the result of many things. Are you increasing physical activity? Are you eating more calories or more high quality food with fewer calories? You should check with your doctor, diabetes can be associated with unintentional weight loss as well as several other medical problems.

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Am I losing weight too quickly?

Am I losing weight too quickly?

I am sorry but: You haven't told us what your rate of loss is. Please clarify and re-ask.

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Could I make losing weight easier?

Could I make losing weight easier?

Yes: Often it is about life choices and what you do to help yourself by the types of food you shop for and how much physical activity you are involved in. As well as deciding what your goals are. That often helps with weight loss. Maybe even having someone be your life coach.

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Is lecthin good for losing weight?

Is lecthin good for losing weight?

No: You're throwing your money away on this supplement. Get with a reputable physician involved in holistic medicine and trust him/her.

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How shall I go about losing weight?

How shall I go about losing weight?

How to lose weight: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. 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 lifting exercises.

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Why I'm not losing weight so easily?

Why I'm not losing weight so easily?

It's not easy!: If it were easy to lose weight, the weight-loss industry would not be a multibillion-dollar industry. The only way that works is long-term changes in caloric intake and exercise. I tell my patients they should never try for more than a half pound of weight loss per week, and that maintenance of weight is a lifelong endeavor. Your doctor should be able to provide guidance. Good luck.

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95lbs and 5ft 3 losing weight rapidly

95lbs and 5ft 3 losing weight rapidly

Too skinny: You need to see your primary care doctor right away. You are already too think and shouldn't be losing weight.

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Why am I suddenly gaining/losing weight?

Why am I suddenly gaining/losing weight?

Systemic: Any sudden changes in weight could be an indication of systemic issues - weigh gain could be heart, fluid gain that is sudden, weight loss is worrisome is a sign body is breaking down quickly to make up energy need evaluation for cancer, or acute illness, parasites.

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Can you advise for losing weight please!?

Losing weight: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. 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 lifting exercises.

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What apps should I use for losing weight?

What apps should I use for losing weight?

Several: My Fitness Pal or Tap n Track have good patient feed back in my practise

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What's the first step in losing weight?

What's the first step in losing weight?

Healthy diet: What you eat is the most important component of weight loss. There is no easy way to lose weight only dedication and discipline. Avoid simple sugars, sugary drinks, and eating closer than 2 hours before bed time. Eat 5 or six small meals throughout the day instead of one or two big ones. More of your calories should be consumed in the morning instead of the evening.

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Does eating slowly helps in losing weight?

Does eating slowly helps in losing weight?

Can do: Sometimes people who eat too fast don't allow their stomach to feel full so it gets more overloaded than it needs to and the excess energy can cause weight gain.

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Dr. Matthew Griffin
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Ketosis (Definition)

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