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I had a hysterectomy at age 27, I am now 34 and really struggle with losing weight. Any tips i can use to help me lose the weight and keep it off?

I had a hysterectomy at age 27, I am now 34 and really struggle with losing weight. Any tips i can use to help me lose the weight and keep it off?

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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Can the height grow after the age of 25 with excercise , stretching, yoga and diet? And also will losing weight make spine slightly taller?

Can the height grow after the age of 25 with excercise , stretching, yoga and diet? And also will losing weight make spine slightly taller?

Sorry, no: Only think that can lengthen your spine and keep you as tall as you can be, consider yoga. Yoga has been shown to lengthen the spine. And it has also been said, you are as old as your spine is flexible. ...Read more

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Age 16 dancing 7 hrs per week since age 5. Recently lost some weight from diet but still overweight. Quitting dance soon. How to keep losing weight?

Age 16 dancing 7 hrs per week since age 5. Recently lost some weight from diet but still overweight. Quitting dance soon. How to keep losing weight?

Diet and exercise: Exercise some portion control in what you eat. Continue to be active by finding another activity besides dancing. Portion control is very important since what you eat and how much you eat can contribute to weight gain. Eating a lot of vegetables may also help in your weight loss journey as they are low in calories, filling you up and high in nutrients. ...Read more

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I want to do regular exercise but fear losing weight so which exercise is best for me? Age 17, female

I want to do regular exercise but fear losing weight so which exercise is best for me? Age 17, female

Resistance exercise: Weight lifting and other resistance exercises like calisthenics build muscle and won't cause weight loss. ...Read more

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Is there a weight loss shake dairy free recommend - stress, blood sugar, age has caused me to have problems losing weight?

Is there a weight loss shake dairy free recommend - stress, blood sugar, age has caused me to have problems losing weight?

Yes: There are many options for meal replacement/supplementation. Key elements to look for in a dietary meal replacement would be 1) a balance of protein to carbohydrate - look for a better than 1:3 ratio 2) quality ingredients (many are soy or whey based - you would look for soy to avoid dairy. There are many brands so you many want to sample a few. Consider some research into the glycemic index. ...Read more

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My daughter's 18,recent blood test shows high prolactin 83.At age 17-high calcium.Good appetite but losing weight,only 6stone now.Endocrine or cancer?

My daughter's 18,recent blood test shows high prolactin 83.At age 17-high calcium.Good appetite but losing weight,only 6stone now.Endocrine or cancer?

Could be neither: At this age with good appetite she can be just be burning more calories, the information you provided is not enough, she might need thyroid function testing too, start with her regular doctor first or an endocrinologist, wish you wellness ...Read more

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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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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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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