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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 lap-band surgery a good option for someone looking for weight loss?

Is lap-band surgery a good option for someone looking for weight loss?

Lap band: It can be. On the other hand, it may also be a bad option for you. Different operations suit different patients, and you need to consult with a qualified weight loss surgeon to determine which operation would be best for you. ...Read more

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4'11 weigh 180. Which is safer Adipex or Belviq (lorcaserin) for weight loss and to go along with a trainer and dietitian?

4'11 weigh 180. Which is safer Adipex or  Belviq (lorcaserin) for weight loss and to go along with a trainer and dietitian?

See a doctor: Both medication can have potential adverse effects. Let a doctor check you and see if one of them is a good choice for you. ...Read more

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Is there a good medicine for losing weight?

Is there a good medicine for losing weight?

Weight loss meds: There are a handful of weight loss meds out there that are indicated for people above a certain bmi and with certain conditions. Two new meds Belviq (lorcaserin) and Qsymia were approved just in the past few months, but many doctors won't be comfortable prescribing them until they've been out for longer. For all meds, once they're stopped, the weight does come back without significant diet/exercise changes. ...Read more

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Tenuate is a good medicine for losing weight?

Tenuate is a good medicine for losing weight?

Amphetamine: tenuate has some chemical and pharmacologic similarities to the amphetamines and stimulant drugs. Its associated with an increased risk of developing pulmonary hypertension, a rare, but often fatal disorder. The magnitude of increased weight loss of drug-treated patients over placebo-treated patients averages some fraction of a pound a week. However, individual weight loss may vary substantially ...Read more

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I am training for a half marathon and saw a weight loss doctor they prescribed didrex. is it okay to take while training? BP is great. 5-8lbs needed

I am training for a half marathon and saw a weight loss doctor they prescribed didrex. is it okay to take while training? BP is great. 5-8lbs needed

No two people . .: Technically speaking, Didrex is indicated to assist in the treatment of obesity. It is derived from the stimulant class of chemicals called amphetamines. It works to suppress the appetite, to reduce your calorie intake--which may be good for some people, but not so good for others. Every body is different. I would rec. that you discuss this with the doctor who knows your medical history best ...Read more

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What a good weight for 5'10 male?

What a good weight for 5'10 male?

129-174 lbs.: Desirable body mass index (bmi), a measure of body fat based on height and weight, is 18.5-24.9. This comes to 129-174 pounds for a person who is 5'10". If you're overweight and want to lose weight, aim for the upper end of the range. It's best to lose weight gradually, around 1-2 lbs per week. ...Read more

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Please describe a good weight training program for women?

Please describe a good weight training program for women?

Multiple muscles: A weight training program for women does not necessarily have to be significantly different than that for men. I favor exercises that work multiple muscle groups rather than isolated muscles - for example, push-ups, rows, lat pull-downs, and exercises using a cable system. In general, these types of workouts will give you more functional benefits. ...Read more

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Hey is banana a good choice to eat after weight training for someone who is losing weight?

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Hey is banana a good choice to eat after weight training for someone who is losing weight?

Sure: I am not a nutritionist but bananas are on the whole, very healthy, low in calories, high in potassium. Dont see anything wrong in eating this after working out, even if your goal is weight loss. ...Read more

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What is a good supplement to take for weight loss for a 42 year old female with hypothyroidism?

What is a good supplement to take for weight loss for a 42 year old female with hypothyroidism?

Few: Consider only 2: Despite decades of work, hunger & wt control too complex. Lot of junk, including widespread food advice, has promoted obesity. Look up & study nusi.Org + videos: “how the government makes you fat”, stossel: “debunking food myths”, “sugar: the bitter truth”, “the skinny on obesity”, etc. Victoza+/-symlin, titrated by user, very safe & ? apatite & wt, fda approved for diabetes mellitus. Tx thyroid. ...Read more

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Who should I seek for support in establishing a weight loss plan?

Who should I seek for support in establishing a weight loss plan?

Start with MD: Check for underlying medical/health issues. Registered dietician can be helpful (insurance covers if for diabetes, some other health issues). Avoid fad diets. Lots of available ones that can work; all require ongoing physical activity (i didn't say exercise) to be successful. Weight watchers, dash diet. Org, zone etc all have something to offer. Remember: diet, from the greek: way of life. ...Read more

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What is a healthy weight for a 13 year old boy? He is 5' 8" and currently 156.2lbs. Also, can you please give me a very detailed diet for him.

What is a healthy weight for a 13 year old boy?  He is 5' 8" and currently 156.2lbs.  Also, can you please give me a very detailed diet for him.

97%ile: He's in the 97th percentile. That means that 97% of boys the same age are shorter and lighter that he is. A good diet includes all the typical food groups: meats, fish, dairy, vegetables, fruits, complex carbs, avoidance of "junk" food. From his measurements he seems a vey healthy kid. ...Read more

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What kind of exercises are sutible for loosing weight and for a 12 year old?

What kind of exercises are sutible for loosing weight and for a 12 year old?

Aerobic: To lose weight you need to burn more calories than you eat so anything that burns calories- walking, running, biking, swimming is best- 1/2 to 1 hour/day. But a healthy sustainable(not temporary) diet is crucial too. I like dr. Furhman's diet: http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht dr. Weil has useful info: http://huff.To/19ygs8y- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Minimize sugars, starches ; fried foods. ...Read more

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I am looking for a suggestions for a hypertension exercise program?

I am looking for a suggestions for a hypertension exercise program?

Aerobics: Aerobics like brisk walking, running, or cycling can often help lower blood pressure. If you're not in the habit of exercising, start with an activity at low to moderate intensity a few minutes each day and work up to moderate to vigorous intensity 30 minutes 5 days a week. Also ask your doctor if it's safe for you to do resistance training. That may help as well. ...Read more

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I'm still looking for probiotic supplements high in bifidus factor as for blood type a written in "eat right for your type" by dr. Peter. Help thanks.

I'm still looking for probiotic supplements high in bifidus factor as for blood type a written in "eat right for your type" by dr. Peter. Help thanks.

Question the need: I used to be open-minded about d'adamo's blood-type diet but no longer put much stock in it- see http://www.Earthsave.Org/health/bloodtyp.Htm for a well-written critique. I think probiotics may help most people but don't know if you really need high biidus vs. Other strains, but jarrow bifidus balance ; source naturals bifidyn powder are good sources. ...Read more

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I'm a 28 yr old male who has a busy work schedule. Can you please suggest and suitable diet for me to lose weight ? (hight: 5' 11'', weight:80kg)

I'm a 28 yr old male who has a busy work schedule. Can you please suggest and suitable diet for me to lose weight ? (hight: 5' 11'', weight:80kg)

Some people are: Stress eaters. They grab empty calories/junk food for a quick lift that eventually makes them crash. These items are usually carbs and sugar. Please lower the intake of them. See your doc to make sure you are in good health. Some people have a thing called metabolic syndrome, weight around the middle and blood sugar starting to rise. Dealing w/this at your age is outstanding. Peace. ...Read more

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Is surgery for weight loss be a good Choice for a male 5'6 who weigh 160 pounds to loose 20 pounds?

Is surgery for weight loss be a good Choice for a male 5'6 who weigh 160 pounds to loose 20 pounds?

No: You do not qualify for such surgery. And risks are real and significant. A bariatric program CAN counsel you regarding diet, exercise, and eating behaviors. ...Read more

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Does hyperhidrosis contribute to weight loss? Looking for a positive

Does hyperhidrosis contribute to weight loss? Looking for a positive

Hyperhidrosis & wt.: No, but on the other hand it does not contribute to gaining weight either! there is your positive. ...Read more

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