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Losing Weight With A Slimming Belt
I agree w Dr. Russo: Forget the sauna slim belt. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. 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 cardio & weight training. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If I do an hour or more of cardio everyday, will I slim down eventually without losing weight? Or will I slim down and lose weight?
I had a pregnancy test a couple of weeks ago and it was negative, but my lower belly keeps growing, and everyone says I look slimmer but I'm not loosing weight. I'm confused, can you advise?
Based on Literature: If you look at the literature the evidence seems to suggest that diets focusing on higher protein intake, and less carbs tends to be more effective. Also, meal replacement have been shown to be superior to meals prepared by patients in losing weight (as long as the company is legit). Other things that help: Keeping a diary, documenting weight regularly, exercise, medication, behavioral tx, etc. ...Read more
No: I do not know of any successful wt loss with melatonin. It has been useful for those people who have difficulty sleeping. It is avaliable in health food stores and some grocery stores, pharmacies.What is known is that lack of restful sleep is associated with obesity. It is very important that you make sure you are getting about 8 hours of continuous sleep at night. If not, please seek eval from dr. ...Read more
Have 8 hern. discs, spinal facet arth., deg. disc dis., and more. Losing weight and core strengthening. Would a lumb/sac belt ever be an good option?
It may help with : your symptoms in conjunction with a well executed exercise program combining: flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning and core strengthening. You may want to start this program under the guidance of your physician and a physical therapist and transition to a home program. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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