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Meal Plan For Morbid Obese Women
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
I am trying to lose weight, due to type 2 diabetes. I am obese. I eat my main meal at 7pm. Does this have an effect eating this late?
Maybe: First of all, congratulations on your goal of losing weight. Even a little bit of weight loss can really help with type 2 diabetes. Meal timing is an interesting area that we don't have all the answers to. In general I tell my patients that meal timing is about 5% of the total equation; 95% of it has to do with total calories consumed and expended. You might try eating after exercise. ...Read more
Doc why everytime I have a nice home cooked meal and I get pretty full I get so sleepy 10 minutes later. I weight 210 pounds im 5'7 am I obese?
Sleep medicine: This is normal. The autonomic nervous system is diverting most of the blood flow to the digestive system to work on digestion. Heavily proteinaceous meals will elevate the blood levels of certain Amino Acid like triptophan. This increases the synthesis of serotonin which will make you feel relaxed and sleepy. Reducing portions helps. ...Read more
How to deal with weird hunger pains 2-3 hours after meals? Gastroscopy is negative and I tried PPI, can it be psycological? I got obese cause of this
Yes, it can: Interpretation of physical signals can be misread by people. A good specialist psychotherapist might be able to help you learn better responses to the 'weird' cues you get. You seem to know that it can not be 'real' need for food and that will be a great start. Cognative/Emotional understanding and Retraining is perhaps better than medication to address your 'real' needs. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is it ok to reduce calorie intake? I am obese and want to reduce to 1200 cals a day. I will eat small meal throughout the day. No health issues
Go slow: As a weight loss surgeon. I commend you for your goal of getting healthier. I highly recommend that you don't limit your calories too much as this will cause your metabolic rate to slow down and it becomes much harder to lose weight. I highly encourage your to add some degree of consistent exercise to your weight loss regimen. ...Read more
Been eating healthy and smaller meals. Lost a little weight. Exercise now daily. Still considered obese. Why has resting heart rate been in the 50's?
Needs evaluation: Could be normal for you but also could be a symptom of a heart problem or metabolic disorder like hypothyroid. Your doctor should perform an EKG and draw a metabolic blood panel with thyroid levels additionally. All this assumes you are also not on meds like beta blockers which will slow heart/pulse rate. ...Read more
❤ palpitations after eating a healthy vegan meal. Very obese, I drink veg/green smoothies for bkfst & lunch, no trouble until my full meal at dinner.
Might be normal issu: Random palpitations can be a normal issue if they happen from time to time or if you are taking in stimulants like coffee, alcohol, tobacco or over-the-counter medications such as pseudoephedrine, which is found in cold preparations and some herbal medications, including ma huang. So it might be something in the smoothies, try removing one ingredient everyday and see if it comes back. ...Read more
I do not know how much I should weigh because I am obese...And I do not know how to exercise off belly fat. I am a short 18 yr old and obese @ 185 pounds and 5'2". I have tried energy bars, v8, protein bars, slim fast, and cutting back on meals and drinki
In: In order to lose weight, your caloric intake must be less than your energy expenditure. To calculate your energy expenditure and your basal metabolic energy needs, you can go to: http://www. Health-calc. Com/diet/energy-expenditure-advanced. Using this, you should carefully track your food intake, counting the calories on the food and drink you take in daily. You can either decrease your calorie intake, or increase your energy expenditure by increasing your activity. Clearly exercise has a major impact on how much energy you expend. A nutritionist can assist you with your diet and provide some tools to count your calories. ...Read more
I hav stoped to tak the evening meal which usually composed of dalrice coz my belly has bulged out coz of obesty, I eat 2 bananas instead iz it fine?
Hard to guess: It's hard to suggest anything without knowing what she's picky about. But she can eat whatever she's not picky about. ...Read more
What works for you: The best plan is the one that you will stick to. It could be walking, low impact aerobics. Start slow, may be 10-15 minute intervals as tolerated and increase slowly. The best plan is the one that fits your lifestyle, you enjoy doing and are motivated to continue doing and gets you results. Aim for activity most days of the week, but start at least three days of the week. ...Read more
Diet, budget: Meals should conform to dietary needs but obviously the food you buy has to be within your budget. You should consider seasonal availability of vegetables and fruits. There are web sites if you use the internet to help plan meals, provide what is needed for freezing and later use and wisely use your eating. ...Read more
Read the label: The label should have this information on it. ...Read more
Check out the info on this site:
http://exercise. About. Com/cs/exercisehealth/a/teenagers. Htm. ...Read more
Diet for stones: Most stones are without symptoms, & diet alone will not make the stones resolve. See my earlier healthtap answers today please--diet modifications should include a re-examination of fat intake, diabetic control (if present), weight reduction (if obese), & dietary fiber supplementation. Other considerations may be needed depending on co-morbidities, age, lifestyle, medications taken, risk factors. ...Read more
It is: I use it in my practice for patients with gastrointestinal issues (in particular diarrhea predominant IBS) and my prediabetics to prevent progression to diabetes, and then my diabetic patients to prevent progression to requiring insulin shots, not to mention weight loss. Go for it. ...Read more
Unanswerable: Unfortunately money and budgets and the like are well out of bounds for going to the doctor. It is not the standard of medical care to provide you with this knowledge. Have you talked to your mother? ...Read more
I have just started my anorexia recovery, and I haven't been issued a meal plan yet. Until then, how do I eat?
Anorexia: This is a serious and complex problem and you need to discuss with your team. ...Read more
Any advice? I have just started my anorexia recovery, and I haven't been issued a meal plan yet. Until then, how do I eat?
Small meals often..: Recovery takes time and meal plan is very importnant to replnish nutrients. Anorexia causing not just calorie supression but lack of minerals, protein, vitamins and immune system is weakneed. Consider breakfast Jogurt with fresh furit, nuts. Snak mozarela stick, apple. Lunch soup, salad + egg, avocado, olive oil..., Snack hummus with carrot or other. Dinner grill fish, chicken, plenty of water. ...Read more
I'm a 20 year old female, about 5"9 and only weigh 100 pounds, I am at least 20 lbs under weight but I eat a lot and I eat normal meals.
Underweight: Try to see u pcp for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
I need a good diet plan I just had a baby 8 months ago I'm 152 5'3 and want to be 135 I go to the gym 3x's a week what the best meal plan for me?
See below: Reduce your carbohydrates, increase your protein, drink plenty of water. Stay away from protein drinks. You need to learn to eat correct. Cardio for 15 to 30 mins a day. See ww. Weighstation. Net for faq and diet plans that will help you. Read the newsletters for recipes see your md for follow up. ...Read more
I am a 27 year old female and I weigh about 119lbs. Is that dangerous? I eat three meals a day, stay health and such. I also have a high metabolism.
Depends: Whether 119 lbs is a good weight or not depends mostly on how tall you are. If you are 6 ft plus that is far too little weight; if you are 5 ft 2 inches it could be a good weight. See your doctor and discuss your ideal weight and how to get to it and stay at it. ...Read more
Diet and exercise: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries don't count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www. Sparkpeople. Com or http://www. Myfitnesspal. Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more
Food plate: Think of your plate as a round plate. Half of the plate should be filled with vegetables and fruits. A quarter of the plate should be protein such as lean meat. The other quarter should be a whole grain/complex carbohydrate. Milk or water for beverage. Two snacks a day that are protein or dairy - for instance nuts, yogurt, cheese, peanut butter on celery sticks. ...Read more
Individualize: For this kind of issue, you really need your own physician and/or nutritionist to review your situation. There may be foods to which you're sensitive, or which you don't like. You may also need muscle-building workouts, which a trainer could help you with. Creating such a plan would be an interactive process that considers your individual needs. Good luck to you. ...Read more
What works: Everyone is different. Generally eating 6 small equal meals with high quality protein, fresh vegetables and some fruit, low glycemic grains like quinoa or amaranth and beans like black beans or lentils with high quality oils like olive oil and coconut oil together with a good night sleep and healthy exercise through the day promotes healthy weight. Also manage stress skillfully. ...Read more
Unknown: This depends on many factors. You should consult with your primary care physician who can assess your physical condition to help you make this decision. ...Read more
Reduce 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. ...Read more