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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Overview)

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 and moderate physical activity.


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Tips on losing weight?

Tips on losing weight?

Reduce weight: This is a repeat of what I have said before. My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,997 Doctors shared insights

Losing Weight (Overview)

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 and moderate physical activity.


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Tips for losing weight?

Tips for losing weight?

Food journal: Keep track of what you put in your mouth with a food journal and begin to eliminate foods with added sugars and fats. Cut back your food intake while increasing your exercise levels - shoot for 30min/day. Eat more fruit and vegetables. Drink water before meals. Don't skip meals, choose lean proteins and healthy carbs. Try choosemyplate. Gov or sparkpeople. Com or many phone apps for tracking. ...Read more

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Dr. Shira Miller Dr. Miller
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Losing weight (Tip)

You can lose weight while dining out! Just don't order or eat sugars or carbs. ...See more

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I m losing weight why?

I m losing weight why?

See your FamilyDoc: There are many reasons to lose weight but we're most concerned w/unexpected weight loss. For instance, we worry about hyperthyroidism (excess thyroid function), inadequate caloric intake (not getting enough to eat), poor nutritional absorption, and cancer. Best to see your Family Doc for evaluation & diagnosis. ...Read more

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Fastest way of losing weight?

Fastest way of losing weight?

Lose weight: My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Work on doing a little of all of these. ...Read more

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Losing weight (Tip)

If you eat slower, you will not only enjoy the food, but also eat less and not gain weight as much. ...See more

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Eating more but losing weight?

Eating more but losing weight?

See doctor: Eating more but losing weight can be the result of many things. Are you increasing physical activity? Are you eating more calories or more high quality food with fewer calories? You should check with your doctor, diabetes can be associated with unintentional weight loss as well as several other medical problems. ...Read more

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Am I losing weight too quickly?

Am I losing weight too quickly?

I am sorry but: You haven't told us what your rate of loss is. Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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Myth: everything you eat when dining out is unhealthy for a cardiac or weight loss diet. ...See more

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Best way to start losing weight?

Best way to start losing weight?

Weight loss: Best way to start is by eating a well balanced diet, small portions, avoid refined sugars and high fat foods, fast food. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Exercise to burn more calories than what you take in. Weight watchers is also a great program. Good luck! ...Read more

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Some easy tips in losing weight?

Some easy tips in losing weight?

Count Calories: One of the easiest tricks for losing weight is to make a conscious effort to count calories. Most of don't truly know how many calories we eat in a day and 1200 to 1400 cal will lead to weight lost for most of us. By simply paying attention you may start buying a lower calorie brand of an item you already eat or think twice before having that one extra cookie. It sounds too easy, but it works! ...Read more

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Could I make losing weight easier?

Could I make losing weight easier?

Yes: Often it is about life choices and what you do to help yourself by the types of food you shop for and how much physical activity you are involved in. As well as deciding what your goals are. That often helps with weight loss. Maybe even having someone be your life coach. ...Read more

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I need some tips on losing weight?

I need some tips on losing weight?

Weight loss: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed if you desire to lose weight. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site can help you determine calories burned for over 100 activities: http://www. Prohealth. Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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Is lecthin good for losing weight?

Is lecthin good for losing weight?

No: You're throwing your money away on this supplement. Get with a reputable physician involved in holistic medicine and trust him/her. ...Read more

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How shall I go about losing weight?

How shall I go about losing weight?

How to lose weight: 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 aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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Does losing weight make you weaker?

Does losing weight make you weaker?

It can: If you lose weight improperly and do not consume the essential nutrients your body needs such as vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, water, and amino acids, such weight loss such as from a starvation diet can disrupt normal body function which can lead to weakness and even worse. ...Read more

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Can losing weight affect my growth?

Can losing weight affect my growth?

Weight and growth: At 40 you have finished growing and are shrinking. As gravity never sleeps losing weight may slow you height shrinking. ...Read more

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I would like input on losing weight?

I would like input on losing weight?

How to:: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. 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 aerobic ; weight lifting exercises. ...Read more