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Ultimate weight loss plan for losing 35 pounds in 7 months?

Ultimate weight loss plan for losing 35 pounds in 7 months?

Difficult: To lose 35 pounds in 7 mos, at 3500 calories to the pound, you would have to burn off 625 calories a day that you didn't take in. That very very difficult for most people. That's eating a lot less or increasing your activity by more than 6 miles of walking/day. ...Read more

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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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Does hCG work for weight loss?

Does hCG work for weight loss?

It's not proven to: What works is reducing caloric intake. Weight loss clinics often tout the weight loss effects of hcg, but what really helps is that they put their clients on a drastically reduced calorie intake. This seems to work great in the short run, but is not sustainable, and all too often the weight comes right back. ...Read more

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Ultimate weight loss plans out there for morbidly obese women?

Ultimate weight loss plans out there for morbidly obese women?

Consider surgery: Once obesity has become this extreme, successful weight loss by diet alone is unlikely. She would do well to ask her physician about bariatric surgery. ...Read more

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Confusion about weight loss diets?

Balanced diet: Weight loss needs caloric restriction and incease in physical activity. Eat plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits and whole grain preprations in moderations, reduce fat, especilly saturated fat intake and increase physical activity. There is no magic diet, find one that you can stick to, is balanced. And low in calories. ...Read more

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Does weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Does weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Stress: If you try to change metabolism quickly, your body gets stressed out, and your hormones follow. Aim for one or two pounds per week, slow and steady wins the race, you can download a food diary on my webpage www.Familyhealth.Pro. ...Read more

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Is anti-oxident causes weight gain or weight loss?

Weight loss: The role of antioxidants play in weight loss is that they provide the body with the nutritional support it needs to keep it strong and energized during the fat burning process. ...Read more

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Is hCG effective for weight loss?

Is hCG effective for weight loss?

HCG works: Yes HCG is effective for weight loss if you keep your calories low between 500 for females and 800 for males. It works by switching your body to burn fat when you decrease calories. Normally a 500 calorie diet would put you into starvation mode and you would lose muscle instead of fat. ...Read more

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Do any weight loss belts work to weight loss?

Do any weight loss belts work to weight loss?

Only more effort: The only way these coyld work is by adding extra weight to what you carry. I you work out with an 8 pound belt you'll burn more calories than if you worked out not carrying those extra eight pounds. ...Read more

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Can men take hCG for weight loss?

Can men take hCG for weight loss?

Not needed; no help: It is well known what works for weight loss. On your healthtap home page, just type in "lose weight" in the "ask a doctor" box, and many answered questions will be listed (there's great information in those answers). Hcg (and many other advertised magic potions) isn't needed and won't help, but will cost you money. What is known to work really does work: eat fewer calories than you use each day. ...Read more

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Do hormone supplements work for weight loss and muscle gain?

Do hormone supplements work for weight loss and muscle gain?

NO: Stay away from the quacks who to sell HCG shots or thyroid preparations - they will only make you sick. Although testosterone and growth hormone may increase muscles they do not help endurance in normal males. Talk to a real endocrinologist. If someone is pushing these products to someone who is not deficient in testosterone, growth hormone or thyroid report them to the medical board. See another. ...Read more

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Can the underactive thyroid cause weight loss or only weight gain?

Can the underactive thyroid cause weight loss or only weight gain?

Weight Gain: Hypothyroidism (low) is associated with gaining weight, because your metabolism is too slow and sluggish. The most common cause is autoimmune, called Hashimoto's. Other symptoms include fatigue/lethargy, muscle aches, menstrual irregularity, constipation, feeling cold, dry skin, depression, and coarse hair. you may have a goiter/enlarged thyroid. Blood tests can show anemia, high cholesterol. ...Read more

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Would rapid weight loss cause low estrogen?

Would rapid weight loss cause low estrogen?

Possibly: Some dietary alterations, particularly those with low fat and high fiber have been shown to lower estrogen levels, but for your own sake would strongly suggest you see and follow the findings of exams by your gynecologist, and if not satisfied, request referral to a gynecologic endocrinologist. Your questions suggest that you are trying to manage your own conditions. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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Medical issues that can prevent weight loss despite exercise and diet?

Medical issues that can prevent weight loss despite exercise and diet?

Medications???: Certain medications such as steroids, antidepressants, antipsychotics, antiseizure medications, diabetes medications, high blood pressure medications, heartburn medications can interfere with weight loss or cause weight gain. I note you are on metformin and Phentermine which can both contribute and your Cytomel (liothyronine) indicates you have hypothyrodism, which may be under-treated. ...Read more

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Is the bhcg diet effective for weight loss?

Is the bhcg diet effective for weight loss?

No: But it will lighten your wallet. To lose weight you need to achieve negative caloric balance, i.e., burn more calories than you take in. Reduce your intake, and exercise (easier said than done). ...Read more

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Is dieting necessary for weight loss?

Is dieting necessary for weight loss?

Depends on: What definition you use for "dieting". In reality, you'll need to optimize your diet, which means portion control(and thus calorie control - which some will say is "dieting") and choosing healthy food stuffs(like colorful veggies, fruits, lean proteins and healthy fats). ...Read more

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Suggested diets for weight loss?

Suggested diets for weight loss?

Weight loss: The basics for starters: increase activity and decrease intake. I realize this is easier said than done. I recently lost 25 pounds with help of Jenny Craig, but any of the top programs have shown to be helpful. I also took another product that helped me. I am making long term dietary changes but sometimes a "jump start" helps. check the following site out: http://mymannapages.com/esuite/home/DrStu ...Read more

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Is hCG safe for weight loss?

Is hCG safe for weight loss?

Yes: When done under supervision of a physician it is safe and you lose only abnormal fat. <a href="http://www.Prlog.Org/12249227-hcg-diet-offered-in-new-jersey.Html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.Prlog.Org/12249227-hcg-diet-offered-in-new-jersey.Html</a>. ...Read more

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Any 30-day diet food programs for rapid weight loss?

Any 30-day diet food programs for rapid weight loss?

No safe ones: Crash diets can produce rapid weight loss but often are lacking in essential nutrients. Also because they are so restrictive, they lower your metabolic rate, so when you stop the diet (and you will because they are not sustainable) you regain the weight. Slow steady weight loss using a diet you can live on is better. ...Read more

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Unexplained weight loss of 58 pounds in 3 years. Drs found giardia. Able to gain weight when treated. Then lost weight again. No more giardias.

Unexplained weight loss of 58 pounds in 3 years. Drs found giardia. Able to gain weight when treated. Then lost weight again. No more giardias.

Weight Loss: I understand your distress. Commend yourself for concern about Health, Your weight is affected by your calorie intake, nutrient absorption, activity level and overall health. See a Physician for possible diagnosis of Coeliac Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Peptic Ulcer, Ulcerative Colitis, Hyperthyroidism; and have treatment. See a Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication for depression. ...Read more

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Pressure points for weight loss?

Pressure points for weight loss?

Don't get: too caught up in acupressure or acupuncture for weight loss. While I personally do believe there is real value in acupuncture for certain ailments, weight loss is not one of them. If you are really interested, feel free to google acupressure points for weight loss and many different sources will come up. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of medical weight loss using hcg?

What are the pros and cons of medical weight loss using hcg?

Doesn't work: Many good studies show that the weight loss is due to the very low calories, not the hcg. Claims for HCG weight loss are overstated.The fda has found the oral and spray forms of HCG to be fraudulent and illegal. See www.Fda.Gov/hcg. ...Read more

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What is a healthy weight loss after 60 days? What is your medical opinion of the hCG diet?

What is a healthy weight loss after 60 days? What is your medical opinion of the hCG diet?

Depends: On how much overweight you are. On its own it is healthy to lose around 1-2 lbs per week. I am a big proponent of the HCG diet when done under the supervision of a qualified physician and the original protocol for calories and doses. ...Read more

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Is hCG safe for weight loss?

Yes: When done under supervision of a physician it is safe and you lose only abnormal fat. <a href="http://www.Prlog.Org/12249227-hcg-diet-offered-in-new-jersey.Html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.Prlog.Org/12249227-hcg-diet-offered-in-new-jersey.Html</a>. ...Read more

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Does hCG work for weight loss?

It's not proven to: What works is reducing caloric intake. Weight loss clinics often tout the weight loss effects of hcg, but what really helps is that they put their clients on a drastically reduced calorie intake. This seems to work great in the short run, but is not sustainable, and all too often the weight comes right back. ...Read more

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Can men take hCG for weight loss?

Not needed; no help: It is well known what works for weight loss. On your healthtap home page, just type in "lose weight" in the "ask a doctor" box, and many answered questions will be listed (there's great information in those answers). Hcg (and many other advertised magic potions) isn't needed and won't help, but will cost you money. What is known to work really does work: eat fewer calories than you use each day. ...Read more

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Is hCG a good diet to use for weight loss?

Is hCG a good diet to use for weight loss?

Don' t know: I have heard from a few patients, it is effective, but do not have any long term data on whether the weight loss is sustained. ...Read more

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Please help, how much hCG do you take for weight loss?

Please help, how much hCG do you take for weight loss?

125 IU: This must be administered by an injection. You must be followed by a qualified physician to administer the diet the correct way. The dose is daily but varies depending if you do a 23 day or 40 day cycle. http://www.prlog.org/12249227-hcg-diet-offered-in-new-jersey.html. ...Read more

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Is hCG effective for weight loss?

HCG works: Yes HCG is effective for weight loss if you keep your calories low between 500 for females and 800 for males. It works by switching your body to burn fat when you decrease calories. Normally a 500 calorie diet would put you into starvation mode and you would lose muscle instead of fat. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what hCG drops work for weight loss?

I'm curious as to what hCG drops work for weight loss?

Simeons' Diet?: Hcg diet, its "full of c**p" - to use a nonmedical phrase. It's based on using HCG (which doesn't work in the first place), but you can't get HCG expect by prescription and then it's only given by injection. By law, the drops can't contain any hcg, so it's like adding expensive water to your meals. All the so-called HCG diets use a very low calorie intake to get you to lose weight, not due to hcg. ...Read more

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Which hCG drops are considered the best for weight loss?

Which hCG drops are considered the best for weight loss?

Hcg: Hcg is not the first thing i would recommend that you focus on.What is your diet like?Are you exercising?How much water do you drink everyday?Have you had labwork to check your hormone levels?Start there first. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to inject hCG for weight loss?

What approaches work best to inject hCG for weight loss?

Insulin needle: You should inject near belly button and pinch the skin. The needle should be 30 gauge or smaller. Your physician should explain this to you and you should only do this diet with a qualified physician and on the original protocol. ...Read more

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Please help, how much hCG do you take for your trigger shot for weight loss?

Please help, how much hCG do you take for your trigger shot for weight loss?

HCG weight loss: Check out: http://www.Sparkpeople.Com/blog/blog.Asp?Post=does_it_really_the_truth_about_hcg_injections_for_weight_loss hcg has no effect on weight loss above what you get from the diet. It was disproven years ago. ...Read more

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How can smoking hookah affect your weight loss on the hCG diet?

How can  smoking hookah affect your weight loss on the hCG diet?

Increases appetite: I am assuming you are smoking marijuana in the hookah? While on the HCG diet you should not be taking drugs other than necessary medications for health reasons. ...Read more

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What other weight loss pills can I take while taking the hCG injections?

Find another way: Although the diet may be working for you, HCG does nothing except make someone rich off of you. It was disproven years ago. Check out: http://www.Sparkpeople.Com/blog/blog.Asp?Post=does_it_really_the_truth_about_hcg_injections_for_weight_loss if you are going to take other pills, it should be under the care of a reputable doctor. ...Read more

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Are HCG drops effective for helping with weight loss? Are there any natural foods that help curb cravings and control appetite?

Are HCG drops effective for helping with weight loss? Are there any natural foods that help curb cravings and control appetite?

Weight loss: Weight loss is the result of diet and exercise. See a dietitian and an athletic trainer. Natural foods cover too many items. Take a look on the web at "NuVal". You are likely to learn a lot. ...Read more

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I know several people who have benefited from the injectable form of the hCG for weight loss - what is the consensus out there on this?

I know several people who have benefited from the injectable form of the hCG for weight loss - what is the consensus out there on this?

HCGdiet looks unsafe: The HCG diet has a person eating 500 calories a day for more than a month. That's just one big slice of pizza a day. A 4-month old baby eats 500 calories a day. Anybody on 500 calories a day is on a starvation diet and will lose weight. It doesn't sound safe. Extremely low calorie diets don't work because the weight comes back when one starts eating again. Long-term lifestyle changes are needed. ...Read more

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What risks can occur from taking clindamycin while on the hCG weight loss program?

What risks can occur from taking clindamycin while on the hCG weight loss program?

None: Clindamycin has no fat and won't slow your progress. Stick strictly to the plan and be sure to drink all your water! good lick! ...Read more

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Im on the HCG weight loss diet I have been taking 150 IU of HCG every morning for 2 weeks started feeling sick and tired. PG test positive! Possible?

Im on the HCG weight loss diet I have been taking 150 IU of HCG every morning for 2 weeks started feeling sick and tired. PG test positive!  Possible?

HCG: The pregnancy test is a test for HCG and will be positive because you are taking it. If there is a chance that you might be pregnant or might get pregnant while you are on this diet you need to talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Lose 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