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Is there a breathing exercise that helps weight loss?

Is there a breathing exercise that helps weight loss?

Ujjal breathing: A specific technique taught by artofliving.Org called ujjal breathing (joyous breathing) helps release endorphins and helps. ...Read more

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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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Is there a diet that counts cholesterol units in order to lose weight? There is no problem w cholesterol just heard this is a way of losing weight.

Is there a diet that counts cholesterol units in order to lose weight?  There is no problem w cholesterol just heard this is a way of losing weight.

Not aware: Not aware of any that do this. Focusing on dietary cholesterol intake is not really where you should be looking. If you are worried about losing weight, a carefully crafted meal plan with a nutritionist, perhaps personalized based on a genetic profile, is the way to go. If you are also concerned with heart health, lower saturated and trams-fat intake. Happy and healthy New Year! ...Read more

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Can there be any good diet weight loss program that really works?

Can there be any good diet weight loss program that really works?

Yes. : You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Losing just 10 pounds can reverse diabetic state. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884?m ...Read more

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Which is better for weight loss, dieting or exercise?

Which is better for weight loss, dieting or exercise?

Diet AND exercise: They complement each other so you will achieve more robust and better result if you do both. More importantly, you will need both to maintain your progress. ...Read more

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Is it true that crackers are good for a weight loss diet?

Is it true that crackers are good for a weight loss diet?

Depends: Eating less calories than you need is best for a weight loss diet. Some crackers are better than others. Try to get a cracker that is low in sodium, so you wont retain water along with eating the crackers. Try for whole grain crackers that are low in calories. ...Read more

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Is there a good diet for rapid weight loss?

Is there a good diet for rapid weight loss?

None, really: Not even the most recently released med for weight loss is a "magic bullet". The real secret to weight loss is healthful meals (lean protein, goods fats, low glycemic index carbs, colorful fruits & veggies, whole grains), portion control (use salad/dessert plate instead of dinner plate; no refills), & exercise to burn off calories. Support groups like weight watchers can help motivation. ...Read more

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Is there a way to lose belly fat with stretching exercises?

Is there a way to lose belly fat with stretching exercises?

Need more than that: Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. Do. ...Read more

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Is it true that metformin can help with weight loss if u diet and exercise?

Is it  true that metformin can help with weight loss if u diet and exercise?

Yes: For many people who technically don't have diabetes, it is possible that metabolic syndrome, pcos or pre-diabetes are still interfering with the body’s ability to process sugar in the blood. Thisdrug can help them by breaking the vicious cycle of blood sugar spikes, excess insulin, and the resulting blood sugar low that sets off an almost uncontrollable drive to eat to try and restore blood sugar. ...Read more

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How is it that an obese person could lose weight with diet and exercise and not weight loss surgery?

How is it that an obese person could lose weight with diet and exercise and not weight loss surgery?

Risk: So many things improve with diet and exercise (cardiovascular health, decreased cancer risks, joint health, stress, muscle tone, diabetes, etc) that the benefits are amplified many-fold. Weight loss surgery on the other hand basically puts your body in a situation where it starves. U lose the weight but do not gain the other health benefits. Surgery is for those who have no other good options. ...Read more

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What is a good detox that will also promote weight loss?

What is a good detox that will also promote weight loss?

Vegetables: If you just change your diet to avoid carbs, processed foods, and eat 80% of your diet as low carbohydrate vegetables for 1-2 weeks, and the rest of your diet is lean protein, you will find that you will lose weight and detox. If you'd like a simple detox herbal formula, find a colon cleanse and a liver cleanse formula in your local health food store. ...Read more

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Besides good diet and exercising, is there a good driug that can help us to lose weight ?

Besides good diet and exercising, is there a good driug that can help us to lose weight ?

Yes but : There are a few medications that will help with weight loss such as phentermine, diethylproprion, orlistat, and topiramate as well as some diabetic meds. However there are some serious side effects associated with each and qualification criteria. I use them if diet and exercise fail in people 50+ lbs overweight. ...Read more

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Will there be rapid weight loss with extreme calorie restriction (under 1000 a day) or will it slow the metabolism?

Will there be rapid weight loss with extreme calorie restriction (under 1000 a day) or will it slow the metabolism?

Yes and yes: Very low calorie diets do allow rapid weight loss. The decrease in metabolism is temporary and is the bodiy's attempt to compensate. Programs like medifast can help kickstart a weight loss effort and then transition to a healthy eating program, exercise, and regular support and encouragement/accountability. ...Read more

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Diet for strength, stamina and weight loss? Is there an app for that?

Diet for strength, stamina and weight loss? Is there an app for that?

Low carb, high prote: Low carb diets with high protein intake. After 15m of vigourous exercise, the bodies main energy source is from fatty acids. This conversion happens more quickly on a low carb diet, one fallacy is the brain needs sugar as its primary fuel. No, brains can adapt and use fatty acids as a direct source of energy. Plus the diet is good for weight loss, but only if you have an apple build. ...Read more

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Is there a way to lose more weight while exercising?

Is there a way to lose more weight while exercising?

Change your diet: Diet plays more important role in your weight than exercise. Regular exercise including weight lifting will help you acheive your goals more effectively and has other health benefits, but you can do with diet alone. Avoid gimmick diets and lose weight quick claims. There are no shortcuts to losing weight. ...Read more

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Is there a weight loss supplement that does not make your heart race?

Is there a weight loss supplement that does not make your heart race?

A few: Diet and exericse should be worked on first. Weight loss stimulant drugs include ephedra, Phentermine (adipex), meridia, Diethylpropion (tenuate) & Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) (contains phentermine). All can make the heart race, cause anxiety, sweating, tremor, insomnia, dry mouth, & heart attack. Heart safe alternatives include alli, metformin, topiramate, byetta, victoza. Good luck with your weight loss! ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent weight gain after a very low calorie diet?

Is there a way to prevent weight gain after a very low calorie diet?

Yes: Weight gain can be prevented or overcome by a permanent change in lifestyle and in personal outlook. If a person eats fewer calories than he needs to live on each day, his body will use the stored fuel (fat). If a person exercises more than he did before, but does not start eating more calories, then his body will use up the fat (stored fuel). Easier said than done, but definitely possible to do. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more