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Can you tell me how I can lose weight before prom?

Can you tell me how I can lose weight before prom?

To lose weight:: 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. ...Read more

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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Doctor please am dying to know which is best way to lose 5 pounds in 14 days for my prom. I been dieting for a month and haven't shed any of my weight?

Doctor please am dying to know which is best way to lose 5 pounds in 14 days for my prom. I been dieting for a month and haven't shed any of my weight?

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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I would like to lose fifteen pounds by prom, does anyone have any strict exercise and diet routines?

I would like to lose fifteen pounds by prom, does anyone have any strict exercise and diet routines?

Don't binge diet: Binge dieting is not recommended. It is generally prudent to adhere to a more gradual weight loss plan accompanied by lifestyle and dietary changes which are more likely to be longstanding. ...Read more

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How could i prevent any illness before prom?

How could i prevent any illness before prom?

Plan ahead: Practice good hand washing, avoid crowds, us antiseptic cleaners when appropriate , eat a balanced diet & get appropriate rest. If you can do this you can increase your chances of avoiding contagious illness. There are no guarantees in life, so you could have an unexpected exposure & still get sick. Think though it but accept it. Illness does not respect a schedule. ...Read more

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What are the chances of delivering a healthy baby if I have prom?

What are the chances of delivering a healthy baby if I have prom?

PROM: Prom puts the baby at risk for infection. If infection is manged soon after birth of baby, the baby is normal. Also, prom or membrane leak early-- leads to oligo hydramnios, that can cause some damage to lungs development of baby. ...Read more

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What antibiotics are given to preemies whose moms had prom?

What antibiotics are given to preemies whose moms had prom?

Depends.: A newborn sepsis work-up is usually performed after pprom (preterm premature ru[ture of membranes) an the antibiotic coverage depends on its results, the protocol at your hospital's nursery and the type and duration of antibiotic treatment of the pregnant woman before delivery. Penicillins and cephalosporins are commonly used. ...Read more

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What is prom?

What is prom?

Leaking BOW b4 labor: In obgyn we use a lot of abbreviations. Prom is premature rupture of membranes or leaking of fluid from the amniotic sac before onset of labor. Bow is bag of waters or sac containing amniotic fluid and baby. B4 is, well, before. So if there is suspected leakage of fluid or continuous feeling of dampness in vagina/vulva, a pregnant woman should be seen by ob. Risk of infection can rise every hour. ...Read more

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How can I get a clear skin in a month or less? Like before prom.

How can I get a clear skin in a month or less? Like before prom.

No magic: As we often say, we're doctors, not magicians. However, a dermatologist can prescribe a regimen that will give you substantial improvement in most cases. But you need to start now. ...Read more

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How can I tone down and get fit for my prom?

How can I tone down and get fit for my prom?

Diet and exercise: There is nothing better than diet and exercise to tone up. Try eliminating soft drinks with sugar as well as starchy and fatty foods. Then, try and exercise at least 30 minutes a day, more if possible. Eat several small meals per day instead of larger ones. Be sure and start to tone in plenty of time as there are no last minute quick fixes. Finally, enjoy your prom. ...Read more