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I have a stomach virus and fever of over 101 along with my anorexia this has caused me to lose five pounds overnight. Do I need to go to the ER or will my regular doctor be okay as soon as I can make an appointment?

I have a stomach virus and fever of over 101 along with my anorexia this has caused me to lose five pounds overnight. Do I need to go to the ER or will my regular doctor be okay as soon as I can make an appointment?

Gastroenteritis: Not sure what you have, because if it is entirely in your GI system and viral it is unusual to have a fever. Would need more info on other symptoms. Your weight loss is likely to be due to dehydration. If you cannot re-hydrate yourself fairly rapidly an ER visit might not be a bad idea. If you can keep fluids down, call and make an appt with your PCP. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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How to lose five pounds in a week?

How to lose five pounds in a week?

Weight loss: Eating 5000 calories equals gaining one pound of body wight. We burn about 1500 calories per day with normal activities. To lose 5 pounds in a week would be only temporary water weight loss and is unhealthy too. Jogging for 30 minutes equals only about 250 calories burned. You would have to jog all day and eat nothing. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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How can I lose about fifteen pounds in five weeks?

How can I lose about fifteen pounds in five weeks?

Diet AND exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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Does it a good strategy to lose five pounds in the first week of a weight management plan?

Does it a good strategy to lose five pounds in the first week of a weight management plan?

No: Healthy weight loss is generally considered to be weight lost at a rate of about 1 - 2 pounds/week. Weight is easier to keep off when lost at a slow and steady rate using a healthy diet and exercise regimen that can be sustained as a lifestyle, rather than a crash diet. The best diet is one that you can stay on and maintain for life. ...Read more

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Two days ago gained 5 pounds overnight and only lost 2 of those pounds since. I expected to lose all of it the next day. what's going on here? not pms

Two days ago gained 5 pounds overnight and only lost 2 of those pounds since. I expected to lose all of it the next day. what's going on here? not pms

Many variables: Weight gain overnight is usually a sign of fluids shifting into "storage" compartments (tissue spaces) in the body. This can occur with extra salt intake in your diet congestive heart failure, end of menstrual cycle bloating, as well as poor kidney function. It is best if this continues to have a MD exam to find out why this is recurring if you eliminate the simpler reasons for the fluid gain. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could lose these stubborn five pounds?

Can you tell me how I could lose these stubborn five pounds?

The last 5 pounds.: Eat healthfully & be physically active. 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. You can mix & match different kinds of exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.prohealth.com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.cfm ...Read more

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Is it possible to gain 2-3 pounds overnight and then drop back to normal again? Im trying to lose weight and for some reason this happens some days?

Is it possible to gain 2-3 pounds overnight and then drop back to normal again?  Im trying to lose weight and for some reason this happens some days?

Water weight.: This can happen quite easily with water weight gain, such as after a salty meal. We can seemingly gain up to five pounds overnight due to water weight - this weight tends to go away very quickly. We cannot gain that much actual body weight, or lose it for that matter, that quickly. ...Read more

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What is a small adjustment to a diet to lose five-ten pounds?

What is a small adjustment to a diet to lose five-ten pounds?

Diet adjustment: Best is to cut down on the portions, then cut down on carbs (bread, pasta, potato, sugar, cereals), eliminate pop ( if you need the fizz then drink carbonated water). Also eliminate desserts. Drink unsweetened tea or coffee. Most importantly exercise. ...Read more

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Gained five pounds from one binge. Two weeks later can not lose it! eventhough went back to eating normally. So frustrated!!

Gained five pounds from one binge. Two weeks later can not lose it! eventhough went back to eating normally. So frustrated!!

Try avoiding Carbs: An Atkins or South Beach type of diet, avoiding Carbohydrates and eating more protein and fats for a month may help to shed away the extra pounds! Even better with exercise like walking or jogging! ...Read more

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Breastfeeding 10 month old. Is 1200 calories per day enough for me? Trying to lose five pounds.

Breastfeeding 10 month old. Is 1200 calories per day enough for me?  Trying to lose five pounds.

No: Severely restricting your calories will decrease your breast milk supply. Try to get at least 1500 or more and increase your exercise rather than decreasing your intake. Make sure you take in plenty of water too. ...Read more

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I have typical stomach flu symptoms but ten times worse. I have lost five pounds overnight and am a 20 yr old anorexic girl. Should I go to the ER?

I have typical stomach flu symptoms but ten times worse. I have lost five pounds overnight and am a 20 yr old anorexic girl.  Should I go to the ER?

Yes: If you already have AN, an episode of vomiting and diarrhea can push you over the edge with dehydration. Pl get yourself checked out for any electrolyte imbalance needing for IV fluids. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How to lose the last 5 pounds?

How to lose the last 5 pounds?

Patience: Stay the course of exercise and calorie control. Give your body's metabolism a chance to balance itself at your new lower weight. Try not to watch the scale too much. Keep your doctor involved in your weight management routine, asking her to measure you as well as weigh you. ...Read more

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How to lose 5-6 pounds a month?

How to lose 5-6 pounds a month?

Healthy lifestyle: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. 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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How to lose 5 pounds in a week?

How to lose 5 pounds in a week?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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Healthily way to lose 5 pounds in a week?

Healthily way to lose 5 pounds in a week?

Slower is better: 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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I am 5'2 and 97.4 pounds. How can I lose 10 pounds?

I am 5'2 and 97.4 pounds. How can I lose 10 pounds?

Dear Sweet Sparrow,: You are already underweight. If you eat any less you will be the size of a small bird. No physician can in good conscience provide you with information that will make you ill. I would encourage you to see your physician. I am wondering if you have eating disorder symptoms. ...Read more

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Lose 50 pounds in 5 weeks?

Lose 50 pounds in 5 weeks?

That would be: beyond crazy. Please don't consider losing weight that rapidly - it would be very unhealthy. Take care. ...Read more

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How to lose 25 pounds in 5 months?

How to lose 25 pounds in 5 months?

Slow ; Steady.: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. 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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How can I lose 3-5 pounds in a week?

How can I lose 3-5 pounds in a week?

Usually a goal of 2: or less pound loss for weak is healthier than rapid loss. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobics & weight lifting. ...Read more