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What is a way to lose weight after having a baby?

What is a way to lose weight after having a baby?

Breast feeding: Is one way. Exercising once your doctor says ok. Healthy eating and being patient. Some women return to prepregnacy weight and appearance very quickly..Others can take months. Walking, tai chi, gentle weight training are all ideas. Pilates can be very helpful as well. ...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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What is a good way to encourage an 11 year old girl she needs to lose a little weight?

What is a good way to encourage an 11 year old girl she needs to lose a little weight?

Incentives: Identify something she really wants and let her earn her way to receiving it by losing pounds. It is very important that you don't overemphasize the weight issue as it can easily swing into a food eating disorder like anorexia and bulimia. Make it a game and fun. Don't force the issue as it will backfire. Teen age girls are very insecure and you should not add to it. ...Read more

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What's the best foods for a family if one person is trying to lose weight, while another is too skinny and wants to get fat?

What's the best foods for a family if one person is trying to lose weight, while another is too skinny and wants to get fat?

Count calories: There is no substitution for a healthy diet, regardless if the goal is weight gain or loss.Weight gain is achieved if the individual takes in more calories than he/she burns; weight loss happens when calories burned exceed calorie intake. Calculate calorie needs for each family member from the nih website then eat the same food. Dieter needs to exercise; supplement calories for the too skinny one. ...Read more

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What the average weight for a 15 year old female? My daughter is 193lbs., and we know she is overweight, but how much would she have to lose in order

What the average weight for a 15 year old female? My daughter is 193lbs., and we know she is overweight, but how much would she have to lose in order

Need height: Calculate your daughters BMI ( https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm) and compare it to where she is on this graph: https://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set1clinical/cj41l024.pdf Then play around with the numbers to bring her between the 90th to 10th percentile ...Read more

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What is a healthy weight gain for teenagers? If a 15 year old girl is underweight what would be a healthy amount of pounds should she gain a month? If she was to gain a lot a weight in a month period or even 2 months period would that be harmful?

What is a healthy weight gain for teenagers? If a 15 year old girl is underweight what would be a healthy amount of pounds should she gain a month? If she was to gain a lot a weight in a month period or even 2 months period would that be harmful?

The : The ideal weight gain rate for a teen girl trying to do it healthily is a 1/2 lb to 2lb/ week which is between 2 lbs to 8 lbs a month. What is most important is how she gains the weight. A healthy diet and exercise is crucial for the development of lean muscle mass as opposed to just packing on fat. Junk food without exercise is not a good way to gain weight. Eating high calorie, but protein and nutrient rich foods such as nut butters, cheese, avocados and nuts is a good way to start. She should talk to her doctor about a healthy diet and exercise plan to gain weight in the best way possible. ...Read more

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Is it okay for a 14 year old to weight train to lose belly fat and will it stunt my height?

Is it okay for a 14 year old to weight train to lose belly fat and will it stunt my height?

With care: You can do weight training, but should be careful not to lift too much weight. More reps with a medium wt may be more effective than doing a few reps with high weight. Use good form and have someone watch you. You won't lose wt in a specific area, but you can get stronger and better toned. Muscle mass depends on testosterone, so you may not get bigger muscles for a while. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose 150 pounds in a year?

Is it possible to lose 150 pounds in a year?

That would be a very: High rate of loss - even with morbid obesity. Consider why not consider a more attainable goal such as 48 pounds to 96 pounds max over that period of time. 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. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help my daughter lose weight?

Is there a way to help my daughter lose weight?

Lose weight: This format limits us to a very brief answer. Eat right is the first in order. Not only the portion is important, we now realize that not all calories are alike. The carbohydrates contributes to weight more than other food categories. One can look into 'glycemic index' on the web. It tells us what food to choose or avoid. Next to diet, exercise is obviously mandatory. ...Read more

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What's a fast way to lose weight? Is it possible to healthily shed several kgs in a timeframe of two weeks?

What's a fast way to lose weight? Is it possible to healthily shed several kgs in a timeframe of two weeks?

Weight loss: There is no safe fast way, the best way is to follow a good and well balanced diet and exercise, 1 pound of fat is equal to 3500 cal, to lose 1 pound a wk you need to cut back 500cal a day, add exercise to that and you might lose more than 1 pound a wk. ...Read more

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What is a good way to lose inches round your belly for teens?

What is a good way to lose inches round your belly for teens?

Teen age weight: The best way to loose weight is with control of diet and exercise. For most teens the fastest way to do this is to cut out sugary beverages from their diet (soda, juice, coffee drinks, gatorade, etc). From one 12oz sugary drink each day in addition to all the regular foods a person will gain almost 20lbs per year! cut that out and fast weight loss. Healthy weight loss is 1-2lbs/week. ...Read more

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How long is it normal for a person trying to lose weight exercise in a given day?

How long is it normal for a person trying to lose weight exercise in a given day?

Cardio Mix: This varies from person to person. If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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I know a person's face can gain or lose weight, but is it possible for their head circumference also?

I know a person's face can gain or lose weight, but is it possible for their head circumference also?

In adults no, unless: the bony skull itself becomes bigger, such as in acromegaly, a rare endocrine disorder, if really concerned see your doctor / endocrinologist, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Can a person lose weight from having sex and if so how much does a person has to do it to see weight loss?

Can a person lose weight from having sex and if so how much does a person has to do it to see weight loss?

Sex is exercise: Whether having sex will contribute to weight loss depends on if you eat enough to make up for the calories you use while having sex. If you use up more calories than you take in -- no matter what you do -- you should lose weight. ...Read more

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What is a good way for a woman prevent middle age weight gain?

What is a good way for a woman prevent middle age weight gain?

Prper diet/Exercise: As you get older your metabolism slows down and if you don't do anything about it you will gain weight. The only way you can prevent it is by proper nutrition and exercise. You have to reduce total calories and eliminate simple sugars like glucose, fructose and sucrose, avoid sodas, and consume fats in moderation. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to gain 30 pounds in a year?

Is it possible for you to gain 30 pounds in a year?

Yes- Talk w your dr : About your goal. Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin >. ...Read more

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Is it safe for an obese person to fast as a way of losing weight?

Is it safe for an obese person to fast as a way of losing weight?

No: fasting is not a safe way to lose weight. Eating less and being more active is the preferred way to take the weight off. ...Read more

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How to lose 10 pounds in a week? Is this even possible?

How to lose 10 pounds in a week? Is this even possible?

For most people, : That would be more rapid than is desirable health -wise. If may be ok for someone who is extremely overweight. A goal of 1 to 2 pounds per week - is healthy ; attainable for most. ...Read more

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I'm a trunk driver that weighs 281but what's the fastest way too lose weight causes I have no time to go to a gym?

I'm a trunk driver that weighs 281but what's the fastest way too lose weight causes I have no time to go to a gym?

To Lose Weight...: To lose weight you have to change your life. You are setting yourself up for absolute failure if you think you cannot exercise. If you want to save your life and lose weight in any valid manner you have to move on a regular basis along with changing the way you eat and what you eat. ...Read more

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Would it be very likely for a pregnant woman to lose weight without hurting the baby?

Would it be very likely for a pregnant woman to lose weight without hurting the baby?

Tricky: See during pregnancy your daily caloric requirements increase because the baby is getting nutrition from your body. If you try to loose weight by compromising your diet that will directly effect the baby, yes what you should do is that eat a healthy balanced diet and do exercise daily like brisk walking etc. After the baby is born breast feeding helps loose weight. ...Read more