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My wife is 15 weeks pregnant. She eats large meals but don't gain any weight. In fact she lost 14 kg from the start of the pregnancy?

My wife is 15 weeks pregnant.  She eats large meals but don't gain any weight.  In fact she lost 14 kg from the start of the pregnancy?

Weight loss: That is a lot to lose during pregnancy and eating regular melas. She needs to talk to her ob, a thyroid function test may be suggested. ...Read more

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Lose 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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During IVF in Dec13, I was put on prednisolone & gained 10kgs after & still gaining. Not able to lose any weight. How can I lose the stubborn kgs?

During IVF in Dec13,  I was put on prednisolone & gained 10kgs after & still gaining. Not able to lose any weight. How can I lose the stubborn kgs?

Weight gain: Weight gain from medications seems to always be tough to lose. Our metabolism seems to slow a little more and we have to work even harder. Metabolically weight is simple use more calories than you take in. There is really no other way to do it. So you need to increase your output and decrease your input. Reasonable diets and exercise programs are key. Fads don't work long term. ...Read more

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I am 188 pounds and 5'6" tall. I have an important event in 2 months how can I lose weight quickly and how moch weight could i lose in that time frame?

I am 188 pounds and 5'6" tall. I have an important event in 2 months how can I lose weight quickly and how moch weight could i lose in that time frame?

Quick weight loss: Any quick weight loss tends to be followed by weight gain. The best solution for weight loss is a long term change in diet. Raw food diet or a cleanse may help you loose quickly. ...Read more

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Breasts have shrunk nearly 2 sizes in the past 3 months. not due to weight loss, if anything have experienced weight gain since entering college. why?

Breasts have shrunk nearly 2 sizes in the past 3 months. not due to weight loss, if anything have experienced weight gain since entering college. why?

Breasts: I have not heard of this at a time you do not experience weight loss. A clinic visit to a gynecologist should help you. A major medical problem is not likely but you need to find out! ...Read more

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I have lost 50 pounds in a year with weight loss surgery. I don't want to diet, i haven't lost anything in 6 months how do I lose the last 20-30?

I have lost 50 pounds in a year with weight loss surgery. I don't want to diet, i haven't lost anything in 6 months how do I lose the last 20-30?

Easy part over: For about a year after surgery the surgery itself has done the work and weight loss has been relatively easy. From here on out unfortunately, any further weight loss is almost all up to you throught calorie restriction and exercise. Calories out has to be more than calories in.. ...Read more

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I have indigestion, feel bloated at end of day, ridge in pelvis region & I thought I gained weight but I actually lost 3 pounds. Possibly pregnant?

I have indigestion, feel bloated at end of day, ridge in pelvis region & I thought I gained weight but I actually lost 3 pounds. Possibly pregnant?

Possibly pregnant: If you feel like you are pregnant I would do a pregnancy test and if positive see your doctor. The bloating and indigestion could be from a different cause like change of diet, lactose intolerance (if this has been a chronic issue) or could be related to your menstrual period. There are other possibilities as well. Talk with your doctor to figure this out. You may need to have lab work done. ...Read more

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I have a hiatal hernia- I am also at my highest weight (5'3 weighing 153 lb) almost all fat in stomach. if I lost weight, will it help hernia & GERD?

I have a hiatal hernia- I am also at my highest weight (5'3 weighing 153 lb) almost all fat in stomach. if I lost weight, will it help hernia & GERD?

The loss will help: Hiatal Hernias are common and can often exacerbate GERD. Weight is on huge (sorry for the pun) factor due to abdominal pressure. The use of alcohol also exacerbates the GERD by lowering the pressure of the esophageal sphincter as well being a source of calories. Lose the weight-it has so many positive effects beyond control of the GERD. ...Read more

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I go to weight watchers and have lost 2 stone but i have put 8 pound on in one week my stomach looks 6 months pregnant and hard,i know its not fat .

I go to weight watchers and have lost 2 stone but i have put 8 pound on in one week my stomach looks 6 months pregnant and hard,i know its not fat .

Weight loss: You are not alone in your plight. Many people have tremendous trouble losing weight. If need be, you may need the dr. to help with treatment and counseling in this regard. Best wishes. ...Read more

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In recent months, my weight gain has begun to result in moobs whereas it never did before at this weight. Does dairy really increase this sort of fat?

In recent months, my weight gain has begun to result in moobs whereas it never did before at this weight. Does dairy really increase this sort of fat?

Dairy Doesn't: Dairy doesn't, but some medications or other substances can. Marijuana is well know for causing gynecomastia. Your physician or your pharmacist can go over your medication list to see if anything else might be causing your troubles. ...Read more

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I've lost 35 pounds in the last three months by doing lc and swimming. I have a huge hanging pannus. What can I do to lose weight in that area?

I've lost 35 pounds in the last three months by doing lc and swimming.   I have a huge hanging pannus.  What can I do to lose weight in that area?

Nothing: Losing wt.means that one has reduced body volumn by eliminating subcutaneous and deep fat layers. This produces the pannus that represents excess skin. Further wt. loss will not remove excess skin. Such areas require local excision ...Read more

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What to do if I have a lot of fat in my stomach which I obviously have to lose. but isn't 126 pounds the ideal weight for a 5'5 15 year old female?

What to do if I have a lot of fat in my stomach which I obviously have to lose. but isn't 126 pounds the ideal weight for a 5'5 15 year old female?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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On a starch free diet, how long before you lose significant amount of weight? In 2 months I have lost 3 pounds, does this sound right?

On a starch free diet, how long before you lose significant amount of weight? In 2 months I have lost 3 pounds, does this sound right?

Calorie restriction: Combine your plan with calorie restriction through the free phone app, myfitnesspal and you would be more likely to lose 10 pound in a month. Make sure you add your exercise to daily log on myfitnesspal. Don't eat under what myfitnesspal tells you to eat because in starvation mode you burn muscle not fat. Stay healthy! ...Read more

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I weigh 130 lbs. In the beginning of january i weighed 175 but with diet pills it help me lose weight. Is that okay?

I weigh 130 lbs. In the beginning of january i weighed 175 but with diet pills it help me lose weight. Is that okay?

Yes and No: Losing weight and keeping it off requires a lifestyle change. Unfortunately rapid weight loss with medications is not kept off. Look into some community support groups or discuss your current diet with a nutritionist to make sure you are on the right path. Go online and use www.Myfitnesspal.Com to help track your food intake. Using a food diary is an excellent way to maintain weight loss. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more