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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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 want to lose weight fast, i've been big all my life. I can't force myself to eat the vegetables i don't like. What is an alternative?

I want to lose weight fast, i've been big all my life. I can't force myself to eat the vegetables i don't like. What is an alternative?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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Come from big family and want to lose weight but its hard for me?

Come from big family and want to lose weight but its hard for me?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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My weight is a big problem for me. Can you tell me a medicine to lose weight?

My weight is a big problem for me. Can you tell me a medicine to lose weight?

Weigh management: Using a drug to loose weight on your own is not the safe way to go. There are doctors who specialize in this but see your family doc for a food plan before a specialist. Many find a low carb and higher protein diet works well but moderate exercise under doctor guidance is also helpful. There are lots of reasons to be hopeful but go slowly and w/guidance. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a very big appetite i couldn't resist food even though I am not hungry.Currently I am 90kg over 170cm in height.What should I do to lose weight

I have a very big appetite i couldn't resist food even though I am not hungry.Currently I am 90kg over 170cm in height.What should I do to lose weight

See below: Resist food. Simply put, the more calories you take in the more weight you will gain, so you have to decrease your consumption. ...Read more

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What's the best thing to eat if i want to be on a diet? On top of that i'm a big eatter too and i need to lose weight!

What's the best thing to eat if i want to be on a diet? On top of that i'm a big eatter too and i need to lose weight!

Cut your carbs: Cut out your sugar and carbs..Cardio for exercise..Walking will do for now...Drink water no soda..Eat breakfast , lunch, dinner no skipping meals..See www.Weighstation.Net for help ..And newsletters. ...Read more

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How to lose weight without getting big muscles?

How to lose weight without getting big muscles?

Healthy diet: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. choose whole grains & limit refined grains. pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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I am trying to lose weight and all my fat turns into muscles . What is the best way to lose weight ? I have big lims

See a nutritionist: Structured weight loss is very difficult. Weight watchers works well, but remember it is a longterm or even a lifetime commitment. Problems with most diets is that people follow a diet for a short while, then stop and back goes the weight. Successful weight loss is a whole new way of life and requires structured calorie count together with a sensitive exercise schedule. ...Read more