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Does eating a serving of jalapenos 30min before a workout aid you in weightloss/fatburning?

Does eating a serving of jalapenos 30min before a workout aid you in weightloss/fatburning?

A bit of a stretch.: Although the peppers may temporarily increase your metabolism, it is no more than 8-9%. I guess it all depends on just what aiding in weight loss and fat burning means. ...Read more

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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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I am 18, 5'6 and weigh 214 lbs. Should I consider losing weight? If so, how much should I lose to be at s healthier weight? Am I overweight?

I am 18, 5'6 and weigh 214 lbs. Should I consider losing weight? If so, how much should I lose to be at s healthier weight? Am I overweight?

About 50 lbs. Yes.: The average 66-inch 18-year-old woman weighs about 135 pounds. Estimate that by using 105 pounds for a 60-inch (5-foot) woman, and add 5 pounds for every extra inch in height (105+30=135). Take the next 2 years to lose 2 pounds per month, by eating LESS. Exercise is good too. Avoid sugar. Avoid simple carbs. No sugared drinks. Eat LESS. Two pounds a month for 2 years is 48 pounds of weight loss. ...Read more

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Is water good for losing weight?

Is water good for losing weight?

Water: Water is important for a health metabolism with excersize and diet can be helpful. ...Read more

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Should I stress over losing weight?

Should I stress over losing weight?

No: Stressing over losing weight probably won't help you accomplish your goals. It might help to have professional help to monitor you. I wouldn't weigh myself everyday. I would try to learn nutrition from a certified professional dietician, or physician nutrition specialist. Aiming for 5-7 fruits and fresh vegetables a day- not fired, or with oil, is a good way to start your journey. ...Read more

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Does hoodia help with losing weight?

Does hoodia help with losing weight?

It depends...: It's like most things. It works for some, and not for others. Be sure you are getting the hoodia from a reputable source. The effective dose: some people only need 1, 000 to 2, 500 mg per day while others need 3, 000 to 4, 500 mg per day. I'd recommend starting at the lower dose, and then increase if necessary. You should start seeing a difference within 2wks if you are going to respond. ...Read more

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Could losing weight cure hypoglycemia?

Could losing weight cure hypoglycemia?

Losing weight: Definitely not! If you have hypoglycemia you must do everything you can, under instructions form your doctor to avoid hypoglycemia. Losing weight is not the way to "cure" hypoglycemia! You may also need a number of laboratory studies and xrays. ...Read more

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Can losing weight cause my skin to sag?

Can losing weight cause my skin to sag?

Marked or rapid: Weight loss may lead to sagging skin - especially if the person is older or doesn't exercise. ...Read more

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Could losing weight changes your life?

If you are obese or: Overweight it could change your life in positive ways by improving self esteem and health. ...Read more

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I need help losing weight on my thighs?

I need help losing weight on my thighs?

Can not target: It is not feasible to target weight loss to a specific area of the body. If you lose weight, you will lose some from the thighs. If you must and can afford it, targeted liposuction may be a consideration.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How can I get focus about losing weight?

How can I get focus about losing weight?

Process Goal: Focus on process goal - weightloss is an outcome goal - an end result. It is important to have good method or process on how to obtain this goal - so example of process goal is to walk daily or eat vegetables. Process goals can change over time as you achieve them. ...Read more

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Does losing weight through hypnosis work?

Yes: It is not for everyone. Unfortunate preconceptions, stereotypy, and resistance to treatment can undermine benefits. The skill of the hypnotherapist, prior positive patient either observed or actual experience, and the level of motivation are crucial. Like many treatments there may be need for booster sessions later. ...Read more

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Any tips on losing weight/staying healthy?

Any tips on losing weight/staying healthy?

Healthy: Multiple small meals, lose the carbs, starchy foods, and soda pops. Add 45 min of exercise that causes perspiration 3-4 days a week--vary muscle groups. ...Read more

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Why would water be good for losing weight?

Why would water be good for losing weight?

See details: It fills your stomach and reduces appetite and cravings. ...Read more

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Are vegetables effective for losing weight?

Are vegetables effective for losing weight?

They can be: Eating half your meal of vegetables is a highly recommended healthy eating strategy. At the end of the day, you will have to cut back on total calories to effectively lose weight - vegetables are typically bigger volume for lower calories helping you feel full while providing you with essential nutrients. Select various colored veggies and less starchy ones. See choosemyplate. Gov for tips. ...Read more

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What is the best diet plan for losing weight?

What is the best diet plan for losing weight?

HCG/epigenetics: Hcg diet is the best way to acieve weight loss and epigenetic modification is best for keeping the weight off permanently. There is a new epigenetic modifier scheduled to launch this october. You can google gamma and nuskin. ...Read more

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Can losing weight through hypnosis even work?

Can losing weight through hypnosis even work?

Fun activity: Diet and weight loss comes down to input calories vs output activities. No food or mental activity will ever help as much as more fun aerobic activity, something you enjoy and makes you sweat for at least 30 minutes several times per week. Limited evidence suggests hypnosis may be a helpful addition to more conventional approaches to weight loss but not a primary treatment. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would losing weight affect my growth?

Hi docs, would losing weight affect my growth?

I am assuming you: Are not 35 years old (listed age of person with account). Consider telling us your age or other pertinent details and re-asking question. ...Read more

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Will losing weight help my night time hypopnia?

Will losing weight help my night time hypopnia?

Usually: Nocturnal hypopnea/apnea can be due to body "habitus"=upper airway body parts compressing the airway space when the person lies on his/her back. If this is the hypopnea/apnea cause, weight loss sometimes significantly helps. Sometimes not, such as in cases of other anatomic issues (large tongue, narrow neck).In these cases, surgery is an option. Get a sleep study & work closely with the sleep doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about losing weight on leponex?

Can you tell me about losing weight on leponex?

Weight loss on: clozaril??? 1 study indicated an average 8.9% of body weight gain in first 16 weeks on clozapine. Up to 67% of people gain weight on Clozaril. If you need to take clozaril -work with a nutritionist and possibly a trainer to help with weight gain. Auricular acupuncture can be A big help in avoiding weight gain. Take care.
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I need some tips on losing weight on lower body?

I need some tips on losing weight on lower body?

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be ls lower body 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. Tone thighs w plie, squat. ...Read more

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What are the favorite meals while losing weight?

What are the favorite meals while losing weight?

Lean Protein, Raw Veg: And low sugar fruits such as berries, grapefruit and melons. Eating over 51% raw veggies, eating dinner early and exercising regularly are all ways to lose weight fast, healthy and keep it off. ...Read more

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Is it odd to keep losing weight without dieting?

Is it odd to keep losing weight without dieting?

Yes, thyroid: Continued unplanned weight loss raises the possibility of excess thyroid production, possible malignancy, or problems with absorption. ...Read more

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Can losing weight help with gallbladder attacks?

Can losing weight help with gallbladder attacks?

Not really: Eating a low fat diet certainly will minimize gallbladder attacks, and this certainly can lead to weigh loss. If you have symptomatic gallbladder disease, such as stones or dyskinesia, I recommend you seek a surgical opinion. Removing the gallbladder in this situation is safe, and the return to normalcy is quick. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could be the reason that I am losing weight?

What could be the reason that I am losing weight?

Losing weight: Generally, people lose weight when their food intake is less than what their bodies need to function each day. In such situations, fat stores are used up, and muscle can be lost also. There are multiple medical causes of unexplained weight loss, and your physician would need to see and examine you to check into them. Http://tinyurl. Com/n8tnstg. ...Read more