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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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Lost 35 lbs and did not lose a full pant size. Why? Cannot do weight bearing exercise. Did indoor walk w/cardio, weights and low impact leg exercises.

Lost 35 lbs and did not lose a full pant size. Why? Cannot do weight bearing exercise. Did indoor walk w/cardio, weights and low impact leg exercises.

DOES NOT MAKE SENCE: Loosing 35 lbs and not loosing a full pant size does not make any sence you should consult your doctor and get a thorough physical exam with weight height/bmi, blood tests etc, and discuss your weight loss of 35 lbs and no loss in the waist line, and what exercses you should be doing. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a good exercise program for seniors interested in weight loss and general fitness?

Docs, what's a good exercise program for seniors interested in weight loss and general fitness?

Walk: A good exercise program for seniors is walking. Start slow in distance and pace and gradually increase both over a period of weeks to avoid overuse injuries.Remember to stretch hamstrings, quads, and calf muscles before and after u walk. Adding some basic sit- ups and push-ups to this will add core and upper body strength. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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5yo kid slightly overweight, weight 24 kg, height 120 cm. recently joined to dance classes, doing simple yoga, aerobics dance at home, will it help?

5yo kid slightly overweight, weight 24 kg, height 120 cm. recently joined to dance classes, doing simple yoga, aerobics dance at home, will it help?

Good work!: Increasing aerobic exercise is a great way to start a fitness habit that will help your child now and possibly for life. Making movement fun is a tremendous help. ...Read more

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Does following a special diet work in losing weight?

Does following a special diet work in losing weight?

Yes: Though studies show that it is the amount of calories that matter. This is true. However some diets increase the amount of consumed. If you drink sugary beverages you will likely consume more calories. A healthy balanced diet will help you reduce your calorie consumption hence lose weight ...Read more

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I'm currently 17 years old doing weight watchers. I weigh 241.6 lbs. Will weight watchers work for me?

I'm currently 17 years old doing weight watchers. I weigh 241.6 lbs. Will weight watchers work for me?

Usually: No diet program works for everyone but weightwatcher has a good record. However without regular exercise (including weight-training), the chances for you to maintain long-term weight loss is not good even if you had great success initially. One cannot diet forever. ...Read more

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1600 calorie south indian style diet chart for weight loss ?

1600 calorie south indian style diet chart for weight loss
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Diets: In general, with regard to weight loss, the calorie content of the diet is more significant than the nutrient content of the diet. Health benefits like improvements in diabetes and heart risk appear to be more related to nutrient content. In general, data seems to be pointing to moderation in simple carbohydrates and saturated fats and high in omega 3 fats, lean protein, and fiber. ...Read more

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I'm on a calorie restricted diet of 1300 calories? What are some healthy lunch ideas for losing weight to take to school?

I'm on a calorie restricted diet of 1300 calories? What are some healthy lunch ideas for losing weight to take to school?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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My weight is too much ie 229 lbs height 5'7 age 20..I need a heavy weight loss.Give me tips to lose weight quickly.Waiting for precious reply..Thanks.

My weight is too much ie 229 lbs height 5'7 age 20..I need a heavy weight loss.Give me tips to lose weight quickly.Waiting for precious reply..Thanks.

Nutrition & exercise: Good nutrition & regular exercise are key to getting healthy. While mediterranean diet has most evidence supporting its benefits, it may not be applicable to all religions & cultures. But general principles are same. Be sure to expend more energy than you consume to gradually lose fat weight. Aim for 500cal/d deficit = 1 lb/wk loss. Talk to your family doc to be sure you're otherwise healthy. ...Read more

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What's of a short, strict diet to boost my weight loss efforts?

What's of a short, strict diet to boost my weight loss efforts?

None: What you need is to learn how to eat and exercise for the rest of your life. A short term diet will do no good. You need a long term (or life long) nutritional and exercise program. Don't fall pray to internet or tv garbage diets and supplements either. They are potentially harmful and only lighten your wallet, not you. ...Read more

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Is bariatric surgery safe? I'm 5'6" 213 with a lot of muscle due to weight training. Just can't lose the fat. Am i weight loss resistant? Help!

Is bariatric surgery safe? I'm 5'6" 213 with a lot of muscle due to weight training. Just can't lose the fat. Am i weight loss resistant?  Help!

Weight loss surgery: Two answers: first, bariatric surgery is safer than its ever been. It is safer than heart operations, safer than hip operations. The death rate today for a gastric bypass is 1 in 900. 1 in 2000 for a lap band. But, at your height and weight, your bmi is 34.3 and you wouldn't qualify for the surgical procedures. I am sorry. Today, a bmi > 35 with medical complications of obesity is required. ...Read more

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I weigh 308lbs. Want lose weight! I don't want weight loss surgery. Are there docs who help w/ weight loss w/o doing surgery? Education/support/plan

I weigh 308lbs. Want lose weight! I don't want weight loss surgery. Are there docs who help w/ weight loss w/o doing surgery? Education/support/plan

Yes!: Good for you for wanting to make healthy lifestyle changes. There are many doctors who could help you. Start with your family doctor or internist. I really like the approach that functional medicine doctors take (see what functional medicine is here: http://functionalmedicine.Org/about/whatisfm/). I looked up one in philly that you might try: http://drreinamarino.Com/. Good luck! ...Read more

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I can't lose weight on zyprexa (olanzapine) given for insomnia from childhood torture i lose the weight while off anti psychotics will GA medicaid pay dietitian?

I can't lose weight on zyprexa (olanzapine) given for insomnia from childhood torture i lose the weight while off anti psychotics will GA medicaid pay dietitian?

Optimize sleep Rx: Zyprexa (olanzapine) does increase appetite (and so do most other neuroleptics by antagonizing the Dopamine in your brain) A dietitian may not be able to help; consider optimizing your sleep Rx. If Zyprexa (olanzapine) happens to be the only reasonable choice, at least stay away from all products containing fructose (like high fructose corn syrup), and limit your carbohydrates intake. ...Read more

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Which weight loss program is good for senior men?

Which weight loss program is good for senior men?

Control-IT program: Biotics research has a researched program called control-it they found men lost 10-12 pounds per month and it is a medically supervised program. It is safer and focus on adding adaptogen, adrenal reset, detoxification anti-inflammatory products. ...Read more

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Best weight loss program to lose 10 pounds in a month ?

Best weight loss program to lose 10 pounds in a month ?

Metabolic Balance: Metabolic balance will give results. Just do not overdo weight loss. Fast weight loss can too quickly release toxins stored in your fat and make you not feel good. ...Read more

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Can I lose weight by doing home exercises from an app with diet? Eg: knee highs, jumping jacks, push ups, crunches etc. 310lbs 5'3" 22 yrs female.

Can I lose weight by doing home exercises from an app with diet? Eg: knee highs, jumping jacks, push ups, crunches etc. 310lbs 5'3" 22 yrs female.

Yes, but at your: height, weight and age, you'll have to consider more of a lifestyle change. The major trick to losing weight is to eat less calories than you burn, eat good foods (not junk), drink plenty of water and exercise. There is considerable debate over what constitutes "good" foods, e.g., Paleo vs. low fat diets, but regardless, stick to these basics. You might need to be in a weight loss program. ...Read more

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Daily program diet for losing weight?

Daily program diet for losing weight?

Many options!: If you want a program that works and has meals pre-made for you so you don't have to measure and track calories, I would try Take Shape for Life. I, myself, used this program and lost 60 lb which has stayed off for 5 years. If that's not appealing, then look at www.myfitnesspal.com for ideas. A great book to read on permanent weight control: Dr. A's Habits of Health by Dr. Wayne Scott Anderson ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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