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Will a hernia shrink as you lose weight on a diet?

Will a hernia shrink as you lose weight on a diet?

No: A hernia is essentially a hole in your abdominal wall musculature. Therefore once it is present there is nothing you can do to make the hole shrink or disappear on its own. Surgical repair is required. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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


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Can you recommend a good steady weight loss diet?

Can you recommend a good steady weight loss diet?

The "best" diet: Is not a diet, it's learning how to eat properly and exercise daily for the rest of your life. If you burn off 3500 calories that you don't eat, you'll lose a pound. The name on the diet doesn't matter. Eat healthy and exercise. Weight watchers and similar programs can provide good support. Stay away from fads and supplements. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight with a cardio glide?

Can you lose weight with a cardio glide?

Weight: You can lose with any machine that allows you to exercise in your target zone, a little breathy for 40 to 50 minutes 4 to 6 times a week. The cardio glide is a good option. Best. ...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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How to gain weight as a vegan?

How to gain weight as a vegan?

Weight gain: Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil ; smoothies (w added silken tofu ). ...Read more

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Is a low calorie diet a good way to lose weight?

Is a low calorie diet a good way to lose weight?

Not necessarily: In many cases the low cal diet can signal to the thyroid that you are in starvation mode thus preventing weight loss. A surer way to lose weight is by eating a meditteranean style diet minus any grains containing gluten and including low glycemic foods. Eating 3 meals and 2 snacks may show more results than calorie counting. Let me know how you do. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight on a very low carb diet?

Can you lose weight on a very low carb diet?

Low carb diet: Yes, you can loose weight on a low carb diet. We all need carbs so do not eliminate them completely. Your body will go into ketosis and burn fat for fuel rather than sugar so good fat in your diet is good, e.g., coconut oil and olive oil. Please check w/your doc first, especially if you are diabetic. Peace and good health. Cravings will stop w/in a week for the most part. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight while on a gluten-free casein-free diet?

Can you lose weight while on a gluten-free casein-free diet?

Yes, but: Not because of elimination of these particular foods but rather due to an overall reduction of overall calories. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to use fastin (phentermine) as a little boost to losing weight?

Is it a good idea to use fastin (phentermine) as a little boost to losing weight?

Phentermine: Yes. Learn to eat right is best. I recommend Recommend you get the DASH Diet for Hypertension DASH Diet for Hypertension ISBN 9780743410076 ...Read more

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Dose the sauna help you loss weight a long with diet and exercise?

Dose the sauna help you loss weight a long with diet and exercise?

Weight Loss: Diet control and exercise is best for weight loss. Results from 2009 study showed that sun lighten saunas are beneficial for loosing weight and waist circumference. Refer to the following article: dr. Richard beever bsc, md, ccfp. Do far-infrared saunas have cardiovascular benefits in people with type 2 diabetes? Canadian journal of diabetes 2010; 34 (2) :113 - 118. ...Read more

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How quickly can I lose weight with a zero calorie diet?

Not practical!: Drastic efforts to lose weight do not work well and do not last...So don't even try this approach. To lose weight you need to eat less but not quit because controlling weight is a life long discipline. So eat a balanced meal with calorie restriction in a way that is practical and enjoyable. Not eating anything is a punishment which no body deserves! add daily exercise to your diet for better resul. ...Read more

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Please describe a good weight loss/exercise program that i can lose weight very quickly on?

Please describe a good weight loss/exercise program that i can lose weight very quickly on?

Caution against this: Is advised. Eliminating and "working off" large amounts of calories quickly will result in losing total body water, creating fatigue and loss of muscle mass. Better take a more reasoned approach, letting your body adjust to exercise demands by increasing muscle and burning more calories metabolically. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good exercise for weight loss and slimming down figure?

Can you recommend a good exercise for weight loss and slimming down figure?

Aquatic exercise: Swim, water aerobics or walking in chest deep water. We are about 80% lighter standing in chest deep water due to buoyancy. This will make exercising easier. Start with an amount that is relatively easy and comfortable, then repeat 4 or more days per week and add a few minutes to the program once a week, initially only add 2-3 mins per week, so you don't over do it. Don't give up and keep moving. ...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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How much weight loss can you lose on a water diet?

Unhealthy loss: Fasting is an unhealthy and unsustainable method of weight loss which is not recommended. Any weight that is lost is from water and/or muscle mass loss, and the weight will be gained back as soon as the fast is ended. Moreover fasting can lead to serious complications such as dehydration, kidney failure and other dangerous complications. See your physician to discuss healthy ways to lose weight. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight with such a busy life?

How can I lose weight with such a busy life?

Busy yet healthy.: A busy life doesn't have to mean an unhealthy one. You can still make healthful meal choices, even if that means preparing a few meals the night before and bringing them with you through your day. And short exercise sessions, thirty minutes, can be effective if you're consistent with them. Try to get at least six hours of sleep nightly. Don't smoke. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a diet for fat loss and muscle gain?

Can you recommend a diet for fat loss and muscle gain?

Yes: To lose fat, eat less calories than you need. To preserve muscle, be physically active and try to use all muscle groups, large and small. Being active most days of the week, is important to maintain muscle mass, while losing fat. You can be active even 5 minutes a hour, while sitting at a desk job, It can add up at the end of the day to 30 to 40 min of activity. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight?

How do I lose weight?

Think long-term: There's more than 1 way, and in the end you want things that you can sustain over the long hall. Some goals: small meals every 3-4 hrs, no skipping meals, make colorful veggies the main part of each meal, use lean meats & protein sources, avoid fast food & soda, greatly limit juice, drink mostly water, eat fish 2-3x/wk, and exercise 5x/wk. Try starting with 1 thing & gradually add others. ...Read more

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How do i lose weight?

How do i lose weight?

Use up the calories!: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as she doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home skip dessert and go walk around the block instead. ...Read more

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How do i lose weight?

How do i lose weight?

Combination of...: -Low carb way of eating: avoid rice, bread and pasta and replace them with vegetables. Keep a carbohydrate budget. -Cut out processed foods and try to eat wholesome foods. -Eat healthy fats such as olive oil, coconut oil -Portion control -Eat only when you're hungry -Increase physical activity, eg walk more, take the stairs instead of elevator ...Read more

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How do I lose weight?

How do I lose weight?

Diet AND exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 90 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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How do i lose weight?

How do i lose weight?

Use up the calories!: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as she doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home skip dessert and go walk around the block instead. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight?

How do I lose weight?

Best Plan: Best plan is to change your lifestyle so that you eat fewer calories per day ( maybe 300 ) and exercise to your aerobic limit on 5 days each week. This will cause you to lose weight and will be sustainable. ...Read more

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How do i lose weight?

How do i lose weight?

Not easy: As while the thermodynamic answer is simple, burn more calories than you consume. This is very difficult for most of us to accomplish. For most, the foundation of weight loss revolves around first controlling caloric intake. Its very difficult to lose weight if you don't reduce your caloric intake. Exercise helps too(and for other purposes beyond weight loss), as it helps burn calories. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight?

How do I lose weight?

Eat less & exercise: The key to losing weight is not a temporary diet but permanent changes. Sugars and simple carbs from grains esp. cause weight gain. I like Dr. Furhman's diet: http://tinyurl.com/ktampgg Dr. Weil has useful info: http://tinyurl.com/m8avwzh - see his "discuss that" link in his article. Also see https://authoritynutrition.com/weight-loss/ for many useful articles. Exercise is also important. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight?

How do I lose weight?

Overall weight loss: With natural weight loss (by eating fewer calories and exercising more to use up stored fat), one loses fat from all body parts. It is hard to just lose the waist or the belly. Doing exercises to strengthen and build up the abdominal muscles can hold the tummy in better, which will improve the appearance of the tummy. Be sure to avoid sugar and simple starches (simple carbs). ...Read more

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How can I lose weight?

How can I lose weight?

You can!: Start by keeping a food diary for a week. Write down every thing you put in your mouth for a week, the time you eat, how much you ate, & be honest. Then after the week, analyze it, & see what you can do without, what you can cut back & what you can eat differently & then do a week of the same. Count the calories and see the difference. 500 cal less/day equals 26 # loss per year. + exeercise! ...Read more

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How can I lose weight?

How can I lose weight?

Diet and exercise: Exercise, exercise, exercise....Increase your exercise to 5-6 times per week at least 30 minutes to an hour and get your heart rate up. Once you are in the groove, add some muscle strengthening to your routine. This needs to be a permanent lifestyle change for you. Additionally lower your calorie intake and count your calories on a website like fatsecret.Com or sparkpeople.Com. Drink more h20! ...Read more

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How can I lose weight?

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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How can I lose weight?

How can I lose weight?

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 want to lose weight?

I want to lose weight?

Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 90 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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How can I lose weight?

How can I lose weight?

Use up the calories: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as he doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and go walk around the block instead. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight?

How can I lose weight?

Diet and exercise: eat less calories than you need in a day and increase your activity. Activity burns calories and increases your metabolism. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight?

How can I lose weight?

Lifestyle changes: Study after study shows that short-term diets are not effective in maintaining weight loss. What you need is lifestyle changes and eat in a healthy way from now on. Fewer carbohydrates and fats along with increased reliance on vegetables will be very helpful. Activity is also important so a regular exercise program is recommended. Make healthy lifestyle changes and avoid the yo-yo dieting. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight?

I want to lose weight?

Weight loss: Losing weigh requires dedication and hard work. It is important to understand what a healthy body weight is for ourselves, and start to address the factors that led to the weight gain in the first place. A support system is key. Calories in and calories out need to be addressed. A daily walking program is a good way to start. Cut out soda, juices and junk food from your diet. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight?

How can I lose weight?

Eat fewer calories!: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight?

How can I lose weight?

Use up the calories: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as he doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and go walk around the block instead. ...Read more