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Doctor insights on: Losing Weight By Putting Your Feet In Ice Water

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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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When first losing weight do we lose mostly water weight?

When first losing weight do we lose mostly water weight?

Depends: Initially you may lose some water weight, it is important to stay hydrated with dietary changes. Drinking plenty of water helps ensure the weight you lose is not water, keeps your body hydrated and helps you feel more full. Water weight may fluctuate by several pounds at any given time depending on what you are eating/drinking. Set longer term goals and stick with it. ...Read more

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Can losing weight make your feet smaller?

Can losing weight make your feet smaller?

Yes if swelling was : If swelling was present dur tofluid retention common with excessive weight you might notice reduction in size. ...Read more

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Will doing water aerobics help me with losing weight?

Will doing water aerobics help me with losing weight?

Aquarobics.: Aquarobics,,or water aerobics, are great for burning calories. The water imparts extra resistance on the muscles, and being in water doesn't make it feel like you're working too hard when in actuality you're getting a great cardiovascular workout. Great choice. It'll help you lose weight. ...Read more

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Can any green tea instead of water helps in losing weight with diet control?

Can any green tea instead of water helps in losing weight with diet control?

Water / green tea.: Water is uber healthy. Studies suggest green tea can assist with glycemic control as well as reduced heart disease death rate. Although it has not been clearly establish, research is promising. ...Read more

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How much does drinking water actually help in losing weight, healthier skin, etc.?

How much does drinking water actually help in losing weight, healthier skin, etc.?

Hunger vs thirst: Drinking more water may help you realize that you are more thirsty than hungry which would cause you to eat less. It may also fill you up so you don't want to eat as much. Just be careful not to overdo it and deplete your electrolytes which would make you feel fatigued and faint. Also being well hydrated reduces wrinkles associated with dehydration. ...Read more

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Help please? How many glasses if water should you drink daily, & does it really help with losing weight?

Help please? How many glasses if water should you drink daily, & does it really help with losing weight?

It does help w: Weight loss. The general idea is at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. More if in a hot climate or with significant exercise. Good luck. ...Read more

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64yo overweight male, dmx5yr, not following diet so meds now.. Losing weight but drinking lots of water. Why?

64yo overweight male, dmx5yr, not following diet so meds now.. Losing weight but drinking lots of water. Why?

Look at blood sugar: Drinking lots of water, frequent urination, and weight loss are cardinal signs of poorly controlled diabetes. You need to be checking your blood sugar at home. Are the readings high? Glucose has a diuretic effect, and most people start to spill glucose into the urine when the blood sugar is in the 160-180 mg/dl range. If you are having high sugars, you need to contact your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what number of glasses if water should you drink daily, & does it really help with losing weight.?

Can you tell me what number of glasses if water should you drink daily, & does it really help with losing weight.?

1.2 L.: An average person will need about 1.2 Liters of fluid intake per day - some of that comes from food . Water intake is not related to weight loss unless of course you are able to eat fewer calories as a result of your tummy being full of water. ...Read more

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