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Doctor insights on: Lack Of Protein And Difficulty Losing Weight

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Is decreased weight loss while fasting water and muscle?

Is decreased weight loss while fasting water and muscle?

True: Fasting is not going to be a successful longterm weight loss program and in fact may be seriously dangerous to your well being. I know it gets old to hear but regular exercise and frequent small meals through the day while drinking water will be much more helpful in the long run and may help keep the weight off for a much longer time. Good luck. ...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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Constant headache, lack of sleep, loss of appetite, weight gain ?

Constant headache, lack of sleep, loss of appetite, weight gain

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These are symptoms: of depression, but could be caused by a myriad of physical conditions, which need to be addressed and eliminated first. Start with a visit to your MD, then after that, follow his/her recommendations for further care. You're 16. This is an age of great turmoil--socially, academically, personally. You might need some support to get through it. Hang in there--all adults have done this. ...Read more

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Can gastritis cause difficulty in weight loss? Been eating low carb, counting calories, lots of exercise, no weight loss! lots of gas, bloating, cramps

Can gastritis cause difficulty in weight loss? Been eating low carb, counting calories, lots of exercise, no weight loss! lots of gas, bloating, cramps

Yes.: Gastritis can cause improper digestion with gas, bloating, and cramps. This indicates a problem with stomach acid, small intestine enzymes, gut bacteria or combination thereof. Carbohydrates may stay too long in stomach and/or proteins/fats may pass through too quickly resulting in fermentation or putrefaction. Use enzymes, betaine and acidophilus from professional sources for best results. ...Read more

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Is loss of appetite, weight loss and weekness common in sciatica?

Not really: Weakness could be, but the appetite loss or weight loss is not a typical problem with sciatica. See your PCP to figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep cause stress and weight gain?

Can lack of sleep cause stress and weight gain?

They are all related: Sleep deprivation can increase stress and production of stress hormones like Cortisol. There are links to insomnia and stress, direct correlations. Increased stress can increase food cravings. Establish a consistent sleep routine. Incorporate exercise 4-5 x/wk Routine exercise promotes deeper sleep. Cardio and resistance. Limit carbs, healthy proteins, veggies, whl grains ...Read more

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Why has my body weight increased in spite of following daily weight loss workouts?

Why has my body weight increased in spite of following daily weight loss workouts?

This is frustrating: This can be frustrating. The most important thing to do is expand how you measure success of your workouts. The other measures of success include how you feel, how your clothes fit, a sense of accomplishment, what friends say, etc. Your weight may be increasing because of increased fluid retention by sore muscles. Keep up the good work, don't get frustrated, and you will see results. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause 30 pounds of unintentional weight loss in 4 months and loss of appetite?

Can anxiety cause 30 pounds of unintentional weight loss in 4 months 
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Possibly but ..: Severe untreated anxiety or mood disorders can cause significant weight loss but it's quite uncommon, especially when you are taking about 30lbs in 4 months. You need to see your doctor urgently to better evaluate you for other organic causes of which are many. I wouldn't delay this as you even if you don't have a more concerning organic cause of your symptoms then you need to addres your anxiety! ...Read more

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What causes moodiness, memory loss and lack of focus?

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What causes moodiness, memory loss and lack of focus?

Lots of issues: Depression & dementia (alzheimer's & other types) can present w/moodiness, memory loss and lack of focus. Use of illicit substances can also present w/similar symptoms. Time to get evaluated. ...Read more

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What can cause weight loss, appetite loss, swollen feet/ankles, and low protein in blood?

Bloodwork: It would be good to get a complete bloodwork and a workup by your physician. There are many reasons for your symptoms, it's too complicated for a brief paragraph. Get it checked out ...Read more

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Can losing a large amount of lean body mass result in feeling sleepy after eating ie poorer controlled blood sugar?

Can losing a large amount of lean body  mass result in feeling sleepy after eating ie poorer controlled blood sugar?

Why u loosing weight: First it need to be determined what is the cause of your weight loss. In general people feeling "slepy" after a meal. It is caused by increased blood flow to the stomach and the GI tract. ...Read more

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Help, how much blood loss causes dizziness fatigue and lack of fine motor skills?

Help, how much blood loss causes dizziness fatigue and lack of fine motor skills?

Unclear: First, are you referring to acute blood loss, like donating blood, or have a bad laceration, etc., or are you talking about some chronic problem e.G heavy menses? And second, the symptoms you describe can be from causes other than blood loss. Is this something you have discussed with your doctor? ...Read more

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What level of difficulty is gaining 2 pounds of muscle?

What level of difficulty is gaining 2 pounds of muscle?

Will take...: At best, doing total 4-limb resistance exercise, one month, and faster during the second month-3-4lbs. Cellular hypertrophy does not even begin before two weeks! ...Read more

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Loss of appetite, fatigue and poor sleeping- what is this?

Probably depression: But it could also be a host of other things ... More information would be needed before even dr. House would hazard a guess at that one. ...Read more

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Can eating 2-3 bowls of without milk everyday with 9 grams of sugar or less prevent weight loss?

Can eating 2-3 bowls of without milk everyday with 9 grams of sugar or less prevent weight loss?

Eating 2 to 3 bowls: Of what? Don't know what your total calories in is or what your calories burned are. Without more specifics can't answer your question. But major prinicple is that if calories consummed are less than calories burned - you will lose weight. Take care. ...Read more

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Does eating boiled corn daily without butter good or bad for losing weight and gain muscle and does it contain protein ?

Does eating boiled corn daily without butter good or bad for losing weight and gain muscle and does it contain protein ?

Corn and fructose: High fructose corn syrup, a hot button food item now, is what you are getting in your daily consumption of boiled corn. Most likely not such a good idea for weight loss--high in calories. Choose another veggie with a lower carbohydrate/sugar content, and add some variety in your diet! Don't forget to get 30 minutes of exercis, at least, 5-7 days per week! ...Read more

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I am working on losing weight. I eat mostly vegitables and fruit lately. How much protein do I need to each day? I am taking B12 & a multivutamin.

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I am working on losing weight. I eat mostly vegitables and fruit lately. How much protein do I need to each day?  I am taking B12 & a multivutamin.

0.5-1g / 1# body wt: Depending upon goals & what journals you read/believe, we typically recommend 0.5-1g protein for every 1 pound of body weight. Of course, you need to exercise regularly, too. Be sure to incorporate strength, aerobic & flexibility into your regimen. Congratulations on your start to a healthier you! btw, aim for using up 500 cal more each day than you eat. That should lead to 1 pound loss each week. ...Read more

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Which is better in losing weight GNC protein powder or gold standard 100 whey?

Protein powder: The best protein powder to drink while you are trying to lose weight is a zero carb/sugar whey based protein drink or powder. It doesn't have to be any particular brand though. The two brands you mentioned are fine, as are eas, isopure, etc. ...Read more

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Is juicing a good way of losing weight if you continue eating protein and drink I water?

Is juicing a good way of losing weight if you continue eating protein and drink I water?

Weight loss: The best way to lose weight is to have appropriate meals and exercising regularly. If you live on your own please go online to "NuVal" ans learn what foods are good or not good for you. If you are still at home just be careful what you eat as food is prepared for you. ...Read more

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Protein drink to help build muscle while losing weight, should it be drank before or after workout?

Protein drink to help build muscle while losing weight, should it be drank before or after workout?

After in general: Protein supplements should be used immediately after finishing a strength training session for best results. Some people who have extremely long workouts (usually professional athletes who also have the time to recover from these) may benefit from supplementation during the workout itself. But for the majority whose sessions are 1 hr or less, after is perfect. ...Read more

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Iv been on a high protein calorie deficit diet for 10 days and IV lost 4 kilograms. How long can I do it for until my body stops losing weight?

Iv been on a high protein calorie deficit diet for 10 days and IV lost 4 kilograms. How long can I do it for until my body stops losing weight?

Depends on...: lots of factors, including but not limited to: baseline weight, percentage body fat, level of activity, amount of protein and calories in the diet, other. Initial weight loss includes relatively lots of fluid loss ( due to protein metabolism and waste removal). "Hard" part comes later, slower. Such diets can cause lots of fluid and electrolyte (blood chemistry) problems- need medical supervision ...Read more

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Is a high protein diet good for losing weight?

Yes: Yes, absolutely. Lots of dietary regimens now realize the benefit of the protein diet and low carbohydrates. Gary taubes book why we get fat would be a good place to start..Also, dr. Scott rigdon. The ultimate metabolism diet.. A very informative book... Check with your doctor before you start your weight loss program. ...Read more

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Is a high protein diet good for losing weight?

Is a high protein diet good for losing weight?

DEPENDS: What you do with the amount and type of carbs you still need to eat, as well as fats/water/fiber intake. Balance/balance/balance/balance! ...Read more

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Doctors, how much whey protein to drink when losing weight?

Doctors, how much whey protein to drink when losing weight?

See below: Each drink is 90 calories use it to eat less-so take it before a meal and then skip that meai. ...Read more

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Is drinking protein shakes good for me where i'm losing weight?

Is drinking protein shakes good for me where i'm losing weight?

Usually yes: Make sure that the protein drink is suitable for your weight loss goals. My advise is to meet with a nutritionist who can compute your nutritional needs especially while you are trying to lose weight. Keep in mind that living on a shake diet for life is not realistic so plan on a change in your diet when you get off the shakes. ...Read more

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Im having a hard time losing weight. it seems i dont eat enough protein or calories could this be it? my stats say i eat about 500 cal. not purposely

Im having a hard time losing weight. it seems i dont eat enough protein or calories could this be it? my stats say i eat about 500 cal. not purposely

Calorie counts: Self-reported calorie counts are notoriously incorrect w/tendency to under count. This has been demonstrated by having someone watch everything you eat for 24hrs. You know you're supposed to record everything & yet you forget (you is generic, not specific you). 500kcal/d is starvation so it's unlikely that's all you're consuming. Every little bite counts along w/all sodas, etc. Chat w/nutritionist ...Read more

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Can I take whey protein for losing weight and also gaining muscle. I am female. How much dosage do you recommend?

Can I take whey protein for  losing weight and also gaining muscle. I am female. How much dosage do you recommend?

Whey protein is fine: It's a pretty clean and efficient protein source. If you exercise regularly and wish to gain muscle, shoot for one gram per pound of body weight of whey protein isolate - you don't need the carbohydrates nor fats in this supplement. And use in between meals, not as a meal replacement. ...Read more

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I really want to start drinking protein to increase losing weight but i don't want the shakes that replace meals any advise?

I really want to start drinking protein to increase losing weight but i don't want the shakes that replace meals any advise?

Add flavor yourself: Try using vanilla flavor whey protein shake, and add your own flavor (mio mango peach flavoring is excellent). Also you can mix the protein supplement into low fat vanilla frozen yogert or ice cream. ...Read more

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I've been losing weight by eating better but is it good to lose weight by minimizing carbs and fat and increasing protein intake?

I've been losing weight by eating better but is it good to lose weight by minimizing carbs and fat and increasing protein intake?

Generally, yes: low carb and higher protein is healthy and a good way to loose weight. There are good carbs and bad carbs. Good carbs basically include vegetables and bad carbs include junk food. Congrats and continued health. Don't forget that eggs, including the yolks, are god for you. ...Read more

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I am eating 35% carbs, 35% proteins, 30% fat.Average of 1500 cals/day. That should do, right?Then,why I am still losing weight but not waist perimeter

I am eating 35% carbs, 35% proteins, 30% fat.Average of 1500 cals/day. That should do, right?Then,why I am still losing weight but not waist perimeter

Exercise: You can't decide where your body will lose weight from but you can do various exercises to tone specific parts of your body! Try doing a variety of core and abdominal exercises like plank and sit up to improve the waistline ...Read more

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Are whey or protein-amino acid drinks good for losing weight while working out or more for gaining weight/muscle?

Are whey or protein-amino acid drinks good for losing weight while working out or more for gaining weight/muscle?

Muscle/Gain Weight?: These are promoted for assisting in building muscle which require the Amino Acid building blocks for muscle protein. The usefulness of whey proteins for promoting this from small clinical trials, is small, maybe a few % over foods. Maintaining muscles does require more daily energy, so to the extent that muscle mass ; strength significantly increase, this might assist reduction in body fat. ...Read more

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Would it b ok if i just drink protein shakes that body builders drink. My teeth r bad and its hard for me to eat. Im losing weight. I weigh maybe 100?

Would it b ok if i just drink protein shakes that body builders drink. My teeth r bad and its hard for me to eat. Im losing weight. I weigh maybe 100?

See the dentist: You should go to the dentist as soon as possible to see why your teeth are hurting. It is not normal or healthy to have chronic tooth pain. Drinking protein shakes may be a short term solution to your problem, but this can't go on forever. Please see the dentist before your health deteriorates further. I would also advise a visit to your md for a checkup. ...Read more

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Is a low carb diet for insulin resistance/losing weight okay? Im focusing on protein, healthy fats and, if any, its healthy carbs (I dont eat bread).

Is a low carb diet for insulin resistance/losing weight okay? Im focusing on protein, healthy fats and, if any, its healthy carbs (I dont eat bread).

YES: I recommend the paleo diet. If you do have carbs Stacy gluten free WholeApproach.com. Also vitamins to boost ATP production ubiquinol/ribose/carnitine. I recommend rejuvenation-science.com. Check them out. Gluten free and vegan ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more