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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Would purging for 3 days then eating bad food the day later cause weight loss or gain?

Would purging for 3 days then eating bad food the day later cause weight loss or gain?

Yes: Depends on what you mean by bad food. You need good nutrition on a daily basis. Purging is a symptom of an eating disorder called bulimia. There are treatment programs available if you need help establishing a healthy pattern of eating without feeling the need to purge ...Read more

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Do you experience maintenance or weight loss by purging?

Do you experience maintenance or weight loss by purging?

Absolutely not: Becoming malnurished will simply shut off your pituitary and welcome all kinds of medical problems. Worst possible way to lose or maintain weight. ...Read more

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Would purging for 2 days on healthy food and then eating marshmallows, chocolate and pizza the third day cause weight loss or gain?

Would purging for 2 days on healthy food and then eating marshmallows, chocolate and pizza the third day cause weight loss or gain?

Not recommended: Why not eat healthy food every day? Healthy food every day, at a rate of calorie stores appropriate for you, would be best. There is not much value in marshmallows, chocolate or pizza, in that order. ...Read more

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Do people with purging disorder lose weight or stay same?

Stay same in general: The purging is often associated with binging as well, and not associated with weight loss like in anorexia. The danger is that they lose electrolytes (important salts necessary for nerve and muscle function) with their purging. ...Read more

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Does purging make you lose weight? Please, need some answers?

Danger !!: Purging is NEVER the answer for weight loss. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 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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What are the reasons that people choose to lose weight by starving and purging rather than healthily?

Poorly informed: They believe that quick gains will be maintained and without consequences. They need education to understand that the short term gains, if any, are not maintained and the potential health risks far out weigh any rewards. They need to get into therapy asap. ...Read more

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Do people with purging disorder lose weight and fat off their body? Because they don't binge, they just purge average portions of food

Do people with purging disorder lose weight and fat off their body? Because they don't binge, they just purge average portions of food

Unhealthy: They also lose enamel from teeth, vitamins, electrolytes and fluids and their health in general. Purge is not the answer. Purge is binging with a smaller amount of food and very dangerous. ...Read more

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Does vomiting make you lose weight? I just recently started purging after each meal and now I always want to & if I don't or puke a little I feel sad

Does vomiting make you lose weight? I just recently started purging after each meal and now I always want to & if I don't or puke a little I feel sad

Not healthy: You may have the beginnings of an eating disorder called bulimia. You need professional help. Try to tell your parents or talk to a social worker, psychologist or nurse at your school who can help you communicate with your parents. See: https://secure02.kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/problems/eat_disorder.html# I hope this helps. Take care of your health. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is hgc safe to use for weight loss?

Is hgc safe to use for weight loss?

NO: Six studies have been done to date to see the benefit of HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). All but one study showed "no benefit" in weight loss. Furthermore the body can take this and use it to make other sex hormones possibly resulting in high levels of hormones that can be harmful as well. Various state medical boards have decided that physicians using this border on quackery. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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