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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 used two calculators to find my target heart rate, with different results. One used my resting heart rate. Which should I use for losing weight?

I used two calculators to find my target heart rate, with different results. One used my resting heart rate. Which should I use for losing weight?

No magic number: There's no perfect number. Here a good rule of thumb. Subtract your age from 220. This is your maximum predicted heart rate. Multiple by 60%. This is your recommended target heart rate. Example: age 44. 220-44=176. 0.6x 176=105. 105 is your target. Remember: you'll lose more weight by reducing your intake than by trying to burn it up. Any exercise at any heart rate is beneficial for dieters. ...Read more

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What should my calorie intake be to lose weight? My first Doctor said 1200 but calculators say 2100. 310lbs 5'3" female 22 years old. Thank you!

What should my calorie intake be to lose weight? My first Doctor said 1200 but calculators say 2100. 310lbs 5'3" female 22 years old. Thank you!

It depends: Do you want to sustain your weight or lose weight? It may be best to consider weight loss since a 5'3" frame will have diffculty sustaining that weight over time without joint damage. Your calorie recommendations are extremes on a spectrum. I would suggest starting at 2500 carefullly counted for 2 months are drop by 100 every 2 months until you get to 1500. Return to 1800 when at goal weight. ...Read more

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I delivered my baby six days ago. My weight loss since then is almost 16 lbs. Is that normal?

I delivered my baby six days ago. My weight loss since then is almost 16 lbs. Is that normal?

Weight gain/loss: Rapid weight lose occurs after delivery for a variety of reasons. For example, the baby is 7#, the placenta is #1. Simply at delivery of the pregnancy you have lost 8#. Blood los and the subsequent mobilization of fluid accounts for additional dramatic weight loss. Initial weight loss is rapid post pregnancy. It is that last 10# that you never seem to lose! ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm trying to lose my baby weight has anyone heard about the chia seeds for weight loss?

What do you advise if I'm trying to lose my baby weight has anyone heard about the chia seeds for weight loss?

Chia seeds: Of two studies on the effect of Chia on weight loss – neither study showed weight loss effects. ...Read more

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When can I start my weight loss after having a baby? And what Is my weight supposed to be if im 5.4ft and 186lbs

When can I start my weight loss after having a baby? And what Is my weight supposed to be if im 5.4ft and 186lbs

BMI: Body mass index (BMI) is available on the web.
Your BMI is quite high at 31.9 while the normal range is 20-25 give or take a bit.

Time to see your obstetrician to get you started on some weight loss.

Congrats on a new baby. Enjoy! ...Read more

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What to do if I just had baby number 2 and need help with weight loss!?

What to do if I just had baby number 2 and need help with weight loss!?

Say hello to babies: & goodbye to baby fat. 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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I've been on so many diets after I had a baby and still no weight loss. I feel like I'm gaining weight. Can not having your periods affect weight loss?

I've been on so many diets after I had a baby and still no weight loss. I feel like I'm gaining weight. Can not having your periods affect weight loss?

You may be pregnant: Not having a period after giving birth, and feeling like you are gaining weight may indicate you are pregnant again. Please check. ...Read more

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What are some good tips on stomach toning after having a baby and general weight loss?

What are some good tips on stomach toning after having a baby and general weight loss?

Health blueprint..: There is no quick fixes. The best tool we have is the food we eat. Portion control, healthy food choices, active lifestyle and exercise will get you down to a healthy weight, improve your health and lose belly fat in the process. More info on weight loss and - dhcaz. Tsfl. Com. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hello. I'm trying to lose pre baby weight. Is it true that Apple cider vinegar is good for weight loss?

Hello. I'm trying to lose pre baby weight. Is it true that Apple cider vinegar is good for weight loss?

Not really: Unfortunately I think this is somewhat of a fad diet. I am not aware of any evidence that apple cider vinegar does anything to increase metabolism or aid weight loss. Sorry. ...Read more

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In hospital due to fat malab. Weight loss. 2nd colon tomorrow want to be better, whatif they don't find a reason why this happen all after loss of baby?

In hospital due to fat malab. Weight loss. 2nd colon tomorrow want to be better, whatif they don't find a reason why this happen all after loss of baby?

Malabsorption: There are many causes of malabsorption: http://medical-dictionary. Thefreedictionary. Com/malabsorption+syndrome. One cause is a post-partum syndrome called sheehan's syndrome, which is a shutdown of the master gland - the pituitary gland. If your colon study is negative, your doctors might want to possibly investigate the pituitary axis for possible malfunction. ...Read more

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What causes quicker weight loss if you breast feed after having a baby?

What causes quicker weight loss if you breast feed after having a baby?

Healthy Habits.: Stay well hydrated. Get regular exercise, and continue to breast-feed. Also make sure that you eat a healthy well-balanced diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Hi is it safe for me to use aloe for weight loss while im breastfeeding a 2 year old baby?

Better option: The best way to lose weight is by adopting a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruits, veggies and lean protein (plant based proteins are ideal) and regular exercise.
Aloe can cause diarrhea and there are not good safety data for nursing moms. ...Read more

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Can I take vitamin d and b 12 together to help with weight loss if so how much or should I just take a multi vitamin? I just had a baby a month ago

Can I take vitamin d and b 12 together to help with weight loss if so how much or should I just take a multi vitamin? I just had a baby a month ago

Healthy eating: Heathy eating and exercise is best plan for weight loss after having a baby. Neither vitamin has been proven to help in weight loss, but if you are deficient (there are tests) your doctor can recommend the proper dose based on you lab values. Eat 9 servings of fruits and veggies/day 2servings of red meats a week, limit sweets, pastas, potatoes, breads and white rice, do aerobics 30 min/day. ...Read more

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Hair & weight loss, fatigue. Thyriod, iron and B12 normal. Had a baby 12mths ago. What could be causing it?

Hair & weight loss, fatigue. Thyriod, iron and B12 normal. Had a baby 12mths ago. What could be causing it?

Thyroid, adrenal: Everything about this screams thyroid. Thyroid problems commonly develop in pregnancy. When you say "thyroid normal" I bet it means a "normal" tsh. This is meaningless in ruling out thyroid problems. You need a free t3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) reverse t3 (liothyronine) ; thyroid antibodies ; a doctor who already knows this (as most holistic docs do)! see http://bit. Ly/1bogdxh ; http://bit. Ly/1cjnybx
low thyroid creates adrenal stress. ...Read more

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Quick efficient weight loss?

Quick efficient weight loss?

Just be sensible.: The real key to weight loss is to just watch the size of your portions at meals, eat healthy, and exercise regularly. There's no radical diet or exercise plan or pill that will magically give you meaningful and sustained weight loss. The ol' fashioned way is still be best way to lose weight for the long term. Two pounds per week is a prudent rate of loss. ...Read more

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How can I avoid weight loss?

How can I avoid weight loss?

See your doctor: While weight loss can be due to depression, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, or medication or just not eating. If you are having unexplained weight loss, you should see your doctor.

He can run tests to rule out most causes of weight loss. ...Read more

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How can you stop weight loss?

How can you stop weight loss?

Reverse the cause: A person with normal body weight should not lose weight for no apparent reason. A doctor can help find the cause, and begin an corrective treatment. When the cause is stopped, the person's weight should become normal again. Causes include diseases such as thyroid disorders, cancers, digestion and absorption problems, eating disorders, infections, excessive exercise, medicine effects, etc... ...Read more

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Is jogging good for weight loss?

Is jogging good for weight loss?

Great 4 weight loss.: Jogging, any form of cardiovascular exercise for that matter, is great for weight loss. You can only eat so little, so adding exercise like jogging allows you to eat good quantities of healthy low-fat foods while still losing weight by helping your body metabolize the calories more efficiently and burn calories through the extra energy expenditure. Good idea! ...Read more

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Best iphone app for weight loss?

Best iphone app for weight loss?

There are many!: My fitness pal is very good but so are calorie counter by fat secret. Com and diet and calorie tracker by sparkpeople. Com. ...Read more

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How does myalli weight loss work?

How does myalli weight loss work?

Block fat absorption: Alli works by blocking some of the absorption of fat. It is supposed to be combined with dietary changes which reduce the overall fat intake and portion sizes. Several pills are taken throughout the day (prior to meals). The side effects may include abdominal pain and rectal leakage of some of those fats that go unabsorbed. ...Read more

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Foods that help with weight loss?

Foods that help with weight loss?

Less of them: At the end of the day you have to eat less, and balancing calories through the course of the day will help. Journal what you eat. Most people eat 33% more cal than they think they do. ...Read more

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Suggest me diet for weight loss?

Suggest me diet for weight loss?

Agree w Dr. Baker: There are many helpful weight loss programs available. For sustainable weight loss - life style change is essential. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. ...Read more

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Are weight loss patches effective?

Are weight loss patches effective?

Somewhat: Patch will work but you would have to use additional methods too. Any one product is not effective - some patch has sea kelp which helps thyroid, some has anti- inflammatory products some have carnitine so each helps in a small way. ...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