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How can coffee affect weight loss or weight gain?

How can  coffee affect weight loss or weight gain?

May gain,no loss: Caffeine may slightly boost weight loss or prevent weight gain but there is no evidence to support that increase caffeine consumption will cause significant or sustained weight loss.Some speciality coffes are high in calories and depending on how much sugar you put in coffee and how many cups you drink can make you weight gain.So drinking coffee in moderation will not effect your weight either way. ...Read more

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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Will carbonated beverages cause weight gain/ prevent weight loss?

Will carbonated beverages cause weight gain/ prevent weight loss?

Don't have: Any effect. It's the calories that control whether you gain or lose weight, not the carbonation. ...Read more

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I'm interested in loosing a tone of weight quickly how much weight would an all meat diet lose?

I'm interested in loosing a tone of weight  quickly how much weight would an all meat diet lose?

Not good: No one can tell you for sure but doing that will 1) introduce extra animal fat into your diet, 2) raise your cholesterol (only found in animal products), 3) deprive your body of essential nutrients not found in meat, 4) put an extra protein load on your kidneys, 5) deprive your liver and brain of sugars which are needed for metabolism. All meat diet is not a good idea. ...Read more

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Im a bit chunky, extreme difficulty w weight loss. Heard of natural supplement Garcinia cambogia, it claims to greatly increase weight loss. Thoughts?

Im a bit chunky, extreme difficulty w weight loss. Heard of natural supplement Garcinia cambogia, it claims to greatly increase weight loss. Thoughts?

Not impressed: As a doctor who specializes in herbal medicine I'm very open to the use of herbs but am not impressed with Garcinia Cambodia; there have been several research studies on it and most show it is has minimal if any benefits. See https://authoritynutrition.com/garcinia-cambogia-extract/ For other weight loss supplements see http://tinyurl.com/j2kf6m9 Bottom line- no substitute for diet- see comment: ...Read more

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Elderly dementia male excessive sleeping, no breakfast or lunch, losing weight. Drank 32 oz milkshake, 1/2 sandwich, little soup, water. Enuf food?

Elderly dementia male excessive sleeping,  no breakfast or lunch, losing weight.  Drank 32 oz milkshake, 1/2 sandwich, little soup, water.  Enuf food?

Poor nutrition in: the diet you mention, not the amount that is the real issue. Please see a nutritionist who can help you create a good food plan. Every meal needs to contain protein, fats, and carbs. Lots of good fats helpful to the brain. These are things like olive oil, coconut oil. Check w/doc first. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Best OTC appetite suppressant or weight loss stimulants? At approx 130lbs with norm of 115 lbs. Goal weight between 115-120lbs.

Best OTC appetite suppressant or weight loss stimulants? At approx 130lbs with norm of 115 lbs. Goal weight between 115-120lbs.

Wouldn't advise OTC.: For the weight loss plans that you have, I would re just limiting your intake of carbohydrates over fat and protein and adding mostly a plant based diet. I would suggest, as a general measure, checking your Body mass index (BMI) and seeing where you fall on the chart. I generally would avoid any stimulants, as they come with health risks, including tachycardia, dizziness and other. ...Read more

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Can diet pepsi cause weight gain or stop weight loss?

Can diet pepsi cause weight gain or stop weight loss?

Neither: It you eat more than you burn off you will gain weight. If you burn off more than you eat you will lose weight. It's very simple. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. It's just brown, artificially sweetened bubbly water with some caffeine. ...Read more

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Does drinking lemon water with cayenne pepper encourage weight loss from an average diet?

Does drinking lemon water with cayenne pepper encourage weight loss from an average diet?

Effects are minimal: Lemon water with cayenne pepper is very low in calories compared to sugar-sweetened drinks such as soda. So, if you're drinking it instead of calorie-rich drinks, it may contribute to weight loss. There is some evidence that cayenne pepper decreases appetite; however, the effects appear to be minimal. Additionally, cayenne pepper is palatable only in small amounts, limiting its benefits. ...Read more

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I am planning to loose body weight with healthy fruits diet. Will weight loss cause hairfall?

I am planning to loose body weight with healthy fruits diet. Will weight loss cause hairfall?

Healthy diet: will not lead to hair loss. For best and safest results see your doctor for a food plan that meets your needs. Ask about exercise plan also. Low fat diet is NOT the way to go and fruits only will cause blood sugar and mood fluctuations. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is consuming 920 calories a day ok? I'm trying to lose weight by exercising & counting calories. I'm 140 lbs, ideal weight is my prebaby weight of 122

Is consuming 920 calories a day ok? I'm trying to lose weight by exercising & counting calories. I'm 140 lbs, ideal weight is my prebaby weight of 122

Many more ?s: It is possible to eat around 1, 000 cal per day to loose weight. The trick is getting the proper nutrition and vitamins into that constrained calorie count. I would also say that exercise at that calorie level would need to be temporarily halved or stopped, depending on what you are doing and how intense the workout is. A better approach may be a few more calories with moderate exercise. ...Read more

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IHi i have factor v. On 10mg of coumadin (warfarin). Going thru menopause. Cannot gain weight. Healthy appetite. But weight loss concern.I?

IHi  i have factor v. On 10mg of coumadin (warfarin). Going thru menopause. Cannot gain weight.  Healthy appetite. But weight loss concern.I?

Weight loss: unexplained weight loss should always be investigated, and never ignored. If this is happening to you, you should see your doctor for further evaluation. Have you had a colonoscopy in the last five years? Even with a factor V deficiency, everyone should have colon screening at age 50. See your doctor to look into this. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can't lose weight :/ i drink water no soda no chocolate everythin baked no snacks any lose weight 5ft 9 196lbs two kids?

Can't lose weight :/ i drink water no soda no chocolate everythin baked no snacks any lose weight  5ft 9 196lbs two kids?

Losing weight: I would consider keeping a food diary for a week or two and then meeting with a dietician. You should also consider initiating a regular exercise program which includes both aerobic and weightlifting exercises. ...Read more

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Does Biotin cause weight gain or weight loss at 5,000 MCG twice a day?

Does Biotin cause weight gain or weight loss at 5,000 MCG twice a day?

Neither: 5000 mcg sounds like a huge dose but it is just 5 mg and is very safe and non-toxic. Biotin plays an important role in metabolism so some claim it can help lose weight, but I know of no evidence it causes weight gain or loss (it might help if one is deficient but deficiency is rare). It may help lower blood sugar a bit. See http://altmedicine.about.com/cs/herbsvitaminsa1/a/Biotin.htm ...Read more

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I'm 305 pounds I'm really struggling to lose weight I've tried slim fast herbalife and various other with no sign of weight loss, thyroid Is fine help?

I'm 305 pounds I'm really struggling to lose weight I've tried slim fast herbalife and various other with no sign of weight loss, thyroid Is fine help?

Bariatric specialist: 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 consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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Can boiled peanuts cause rapid weight gain?

Can boiled peanuts cause rapid weight gain?

See below: Any food can cause weight gain, if you eat enough calories. But, boiled peanuts are not a specific risk for weight gain. ...Read more

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Might consuming diet soda effect my weight loss diet?

Might consuming diet soda effect my weight loss diet?

Diet soda BAD!: Stay far away for diet soda. Nutrasweet and splenda are both not good for you, and can even promote weight gain. ...Read more

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Does weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Does weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Stress: If you try to change metabolism quickly, your body gets stressed out, and your hormones follow. Aim for one or two pounds per week, slow and steady wins the race, you can download a food diary on my webpage www.Familyhealth.Pro. ...Read more

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Does the tangerine diet work for weight loss over 10 lbs?

Does the tangerine diet work for weight loss over 10 lbs?

It could: Most "diets" will work for certain amounts of weight loss, but there are problems with these fads. Often they are not reasonable to maintain weight loss and people get easily frustrated and give up on their goals, gaining the weight back quickly. The only real diet you should consider is one that involves a dedicated lifestyle change in your eating and exercise plan. ...Read more

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Pickle juice for losing weight?

Pickle juice for losing weight?

Diet and exercise: The best approach to weight loss is diet and exercise. The rule of thumb is to consume less calories than you actually need. This will vary depending on your height/weight, build, and activity level. On average, i've seen 1500 calories per day recommended. Any less, and you are doing yourself harm. Exercise about 90 min per day. www.myplate.gov is a great website for info and tracking calories. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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


Fruit Juice (Definition)

There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more