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Could excess and anxiety cause unexplained weight loss? I don't now what else it can be because i'm eating normally but keep losing weight.

Could excess and anxiety cause unexplained weight loss? I don't now what else it can be because i'm eating normally but keep losing weight.

It is not clear: What you mean by excess. Anxiety can cause weight loss, but if you were my client and you had a sudden weight loss with no other significant changes, i would encourage you to see your physician and check for other reasons. It could be a reaction to the mess or another illness. Check it out and let us know what you discover. ...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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I'm 18 years old, im waking up with unexplained bruises, im constantly tired, getting headaches, losing weight and feeling dizzy a lot?

I'm 18 years old, im waking up with unexplained bruises, im constantly tired, getting headaches, losing weight and feeling dizzy a lot?

You need an evaluati: You need an evaluation because this could be part of a systemic illness. The bruising could suggest you have low platelets. You can ask your physician evaluate you for a systemic problem ...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

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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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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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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