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I can't lose the last 20 pounds what are my cosmetic surgery options?

I can't lose the last 20 pounds what are my cosmetic surgery options?

Depends on Situation: You may benefit from “consultation” with personal trainers and/or nutritionists. On the other hand, if you feel like you have reached a long-term stable weight, it may be time to seek consultation with board certified plastic surgeons. Sometimes procedures such as panniculectomy may be very helpful even though patients are not quite at their long-term stable weight. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, i need help to effectively lose the last 15-20 pounds fast!?

Hello doctors, i need help to effectively lose the last 15-20 pounds fast!?

Why so fast? Mix up : The cardio ! 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. ...Read more

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I have lost 50 pounds in a year with weight loss surgery. I don't want to diet, i haven't lost anything in 6 months how do I lose the last 20-30?

I have lost 50 pounds in a year with weight loss surgery. I don't want to diet, i haven't lost anything in 6 months how do I lose the last 20-30?

Easy part over: For about a year after surgery the surgery itself has done the work and weight loss has been relatively easy. From here on out unfortunately, any further weight loss is almost all up to you throught calorie restriction and exercise. Calories out has to be more than calories in.. ...Read more

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Healthy way for a teenager to lose 20 pounds? I had my spine reconstructed last august and got horribly out of shape during my recovery.

Healthy way for a teenager to lose 20 pounds? I had my spine reconstructed last august and got horribly out of shape during my recovery.

Calorie reduction: Losing weight is not just about exercising but calorie restriction is vital. You'll still need to balance your calories properly. Find a physician to get a plan of action or a nutritionist who can help you figure out the best kinda of diet for you. ...Read more

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I had gastric bypass 3 years ago, but am still trying to get the last 20 pounds off, how many calories a day should I consume to lose?

I had gastric bypass 3 years ago, but am still trying to get the last 20 pounds off, how many calories a day should I consume to lose?

More out than in..: Weight loss is a matter of burning more than you take in. A good place to start is around 1000 calories a day, make sure you keep up with your protein intake and your post bypass vitamins. Then you need to exercise to burn more than you take in.. ...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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Why is it so hard losing the last 15 pounds?

Plateau: You may have plateaued. Try changing up your exercise regimen & don't get frustrated. ...Read more

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I'm about 2 pounds over weight. What foods and excersies can I do and eat to lose these last few pounds?

I'm about 2 pounds over weight. What foods and excersies can I do and eat to lose these last few pounds?

2 pounds overweight: That may not be significant as your ideal body weight could be adjusted for your built and origin. Depending on your height and body composition it may not be necesary. However a diet low in high index carbs, high in vegetables, lean meat or fish and good fat will help in weight loss coupled with exercise and adequate sleep ...Read more

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I have gained 15 pounds in the last two month and are not to sure why! what is a good way to lose weight? And affective?

I have gained 15 pounds in the last two month and are not to sure why! what is a good way to lose weight? And affective?

Losing Weight: 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 5ft and 97 pounds . I do have a very high body fat percentage like 30 percent last time i checked and i want to lose a few pounds . How many calories should I eat ( please don't say 1, 200- that's how i gained a lot of weight) also i splurged yeste

I am 5ft and 97 pounds . I do have a very high body fat percentage  like 30 percent last time i checked  and i want to lose a few pounds . How many calories should I eat ( please don't say 1, 200- that's how i gained a lot of weight) also i splurged yeste

Exercise and caloric: Restriction. To effectively lose weight you need to do more physical exercise and reduce your caloric intake. To lose one pound you need to generate a negative balance of about 4500 calories. So reduce your caloric intake accordingly. It would be useful to consult a dietitian for advise on foods and quantity of foods. ...Read more

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