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Is it possible to not gain weight during effective bulimia treatment.?

Is it possible to not gain weight during effective bulimia treatment.?

Sure: Often times, individuals with bulimia nervosa maintain the appropriate weight for their body size to begin with. Focussing on weight, is the opposite of what a person with an eating disordet should be doing. Focussing on a healthy lifestyle with a proper diet and exercise for the long haul is the way to go. ...Read more

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Bulimia (Definition)

A psychiatric disorder in which a person overeats at a single sitting (binges) and then vomits later to purge himself or herself ...Read more


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Is it possible to lose weight successfully?

Is it possible to lose  weight successfully?

Yes: Weight loss basics do begin with diet, lifestyle and activity changes. To be effective the changes need to be permanent. Low glycemic diet, exercise daily or at least activity (two times weekly something high intensity), certain supplements, food allergy testing for some. http://mymannapages.com/esuite/home/DrStu ...Read more

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Is it possible for an overweight person to easily lose weight without any side effects?

Is it possible for an overweight person to easily lose weight without any side effects?

No: It's not easy to lose weight. It's a full time job. It requires motivation, dedication, & self discipline. It can be done but it doesn't happen quickly or by accident. Consider joining weight watchers, tops, curves or buying one of the many excellent books available. Set a target date, take one day at a time, expect backsliding, stay focused, aim for lifelong healthy eating. B patient. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can there be a way to not gain weight during pregnancy but still eat healthy?

Can there be a way to not gain weight during pregnancy but still eat healthy?

Please put the : The health of you & your baby first. It isn't healthy to aim for no weight gain (although this does happen during some pregnancies). ...Read more

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Is it possible to gain weight with the help of medication?

Is it possible to gain weight with the help of medication?

Probably not: This is a issue for dietary supplements with high protein and caloric content. Similar to what weightlifters may use but not steroids. ...Read more

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What is a good way to gain weight and to not be called anorexic?

What is a good way to gain weight and to not be called anorexic?

What's happening?: In this world, people will call you many things, true or not. The fact that you want to gain tells me you do not have anorexia nervosa. If you appear ill and are very thin despite eating what seems to be a healthy diet, you may have malabsorption (celiac disease, whipple's) or maldigestion (pancreatitis, adult cf); get a workup. If you're merely well-defined, athletic and slim, it's sour grapes. ...Read more

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Is there any pills to lose weight while breastfeeding, if not what is the most efficient way. Also I have thyroid as well?

Is there any pills to lose weight while breastfeeding, if not what is the most efficient way. Also I have thyroid as well?

The old fashioned: way (: But would keep you pace slow & steady regarding weight loss. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories ...Read more

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How typical is it to gain weight during puberty?

How typical is it to gain weight during puberty?

Yes: It is normal and appropriate, within certain limits of course. ...Read more

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Is mareina a safe birth control? Does it make you gain weight? Is it likely to casuse infertility?

Is mareina a safe birth control? Does it make you gain weight? Is it likely to casuse infertility?

Absolutely: Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud's are a safe birth control. The Progesterone in the iud can have some minor side-effects including mild weight gain in some women as the Progesterone is a derivative from androgens, however, it is a very low dose and the majority of women have no untoward side-effects. Iuds particularly in monogamous relationships are not associated with infertility. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight with hypothyroidism or is it hopeless?

Is it possible to lose weight with hypothyroidism or is it hopeless?

No problem: Is hopeless. Don't just rely on a pill. Your health is in your own hands as all of us do. Make sure your diet is natural and find an interest if you do not already have one. ...Read more

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Is it possible for your body to grow a resistance to Phentermine and it no longer being effective with weight loss?'

Is it possible for your body to grow a resistance to Phentermine and it no longer being effective with weight loss?'

Tolerance may happen: Phentermine is an amphetamine-like prescription medication used to suppress appetite. It works in the brain; the remarkable powers of your brain often work to gradually minimize the effects of foreign substances. Because of addiction potential it is only approved for 12 weeks of use...as a kick start to a multifaceted weight loss program of healthy calorie restriction and more physical activity. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight while pregnant?

Is it possible to lose weight while pregnant?

Although it may be: Possible - that doesn't mean that is advisable. This is not the right time to plan a weight loss program. ...Read more

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How possible is it to gain weight after a diet?

How possible is it to gain weight after a diet?

Very possible: Especially if you lost weight rapidly with loss of significant muscle mass. Unhealthy approach to weight loss can actually decrease your metabolic rate. ...Read more

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Is it possible for using an electric blanket to cause weight gain?

Is it possible for using an electric blanket to cause weight gain?

Who knows ? : ? about the effect of electric blankets on physiological function. Unfortunately, there is good science that low power vibrating electromagnetic waves can be causal of tissue injury and behavioral disorders. Pending further data, electric blankets are not to be advised. Similarly, avoid synthetics and stay with cotton and wool. Your electromagnetic body field will be grateful. ...Read more

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What can be done to not gain weight after anorexia?

What can be done to not gain weight after anorexia?

Complicated Question: You might want 2 chat w/ someone at the natl assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders helpline about this, so you can discuss your rea http://bit.Ly/16crmyh. Call (630) 577-1330 to talk to someone who'll very likely understand your fears about weight/weight gain. Relapse is very common among those w/ anorexia. Preoccupation with weight/body size & shape can often slip back into your life. ...Read more

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Is it safe to purge for weight loss?

Is it safe to purge for weight loss?

Not safe: There are a lot of negative side effects from purging and it's not effective. Your body will still hold onto around 50% of calories consumed. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight by not sleeping enough?

Is it possible to lose weight by not sleeping enough?

Not likely, in fact: A lack of sleep messes with two hormones, leptin and gheralin. When they are not regulated they make you want to eat too much and crave carbohydrates and comfort food which will make it very hard to lose weight. ...Read more