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I was losing weight with diet then lost motivation to continue said diet & lost track now gaining lbs how do I start back up AGIAN..?

I was losing weight with diet then lost motivation to continue said diet & lost track now gaining lbs how do I start back up AGIAN..?

Focus on success: People actually can succeed in losing weight, but they benefit from having a good weight loss plan, being fully prepared to implement it, and being fully committed and ready to begin. After the implementation has begun it helps to remind yourself of the reasons you want to lose weight and the benefits of doing so. Decide over and over each day to continue your success. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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


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Want to decrease my calorie intake to 1200 a day, with exercise, and eat mostly whole and natural foods, will a diet pill accelerate my weight loss?

Want to decrease my calorie intake to 1200 a day, with exercise, and eat mostly whole and natural foods, will a diet pill accelerate my weight loss?

Exercise: There is no basis for thinking a pill will accelerate weight loss in a healthful way. You are on the right track with eating natural and whole foods, emphasizing a balance and avoiding saturated fats. Resistance, weights and exercise are a healthy way to lose weight while eating lighter. ...Read more

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Should i drink a laxative to start my weight loss diet?

Should i drink a laxative to start my weight loss diet?

No: Laxative have no place in weight loss, which needs to be learning to eat less and exercise more for the rest of your life. Most people go their entire life without ever needing or taking a laxative. ...Read more

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Recovered from bulimia and now trying to diet and exercise to lose the weight i gained?

Recovered from bulimia and now trying to diet and exercise to lose the weight i gained?

Good for you: Controlling one's weight with a reasonable exercise plan and lifestyle changes in terms of diet is most healthy overall. On the other hand, dieting in general does not lead to life long weight control. Lifestyle works. Diets don't. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I lose the weight from antidepressants.I exercise and diet and still gaining weight around my tummy.Please advise?

How can I lose the weight from antidepressants.I exercise and diet and still gaining weight around my tummy.Please advise?

See your doctor: I can understand why the weight gain is a concern. Your effort to exercise and monitor food intake is commendable. It is possible that medications used to treat depression and anxiety may be having an impact. However, it is important that you discuss this concern further with your doctor, who can rule out other potential and treatable causes of weight gain. Hope this helps. All the best. ...Read more

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I weigh 300 pounds and I decided to loose weight.Im walking and eating way less.Any tips to stay healthy in the weight loss proccess?

I weigh 300 pounds and I decided to loose weight.Im walking and eating way less.Any tips to stay healthy in the weight loss proccess?

Think long term!: Congrats on getting started on a life changing process! the key word is process. It takes time and patience. Don't get too caught up in the numbers. This is not a day to day process nor is it a week to week or even month to month process. You have to look at in terms of years. Set long term goals. As with any long term process you will have good days and bad days. Stay motivated and positive! ...Read more

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Best dialysis diet to lose weight faster for so i may enter transplant program . I have only till december to lose 30 lbs. Help.

Best dialysis diet to lose weight faster for so i may enter transplant program .  I have only till december to lose 30 lbs.  Help.

Medically supervised: Given your medical issues, it is important that you maintain sufficient protein intake but be cautious about your renal diet restrictions. There are many concerns about your renal clearance and these should be monitored by a physician. Excessive and rapid weight loss may not be in your best interests when preparing for surgery. ...Read more

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I have hit a weight loss plateau after 5 months, what's the best way to kick start my weight loss back up? I eat healthy and work out daily

I have hit a weight loss plateau after 5 months, what's the best way to kick start my weight loss back up? I eat healthy and work out daily

"Cross train": You may want to switch up your workouts and even your eating to get beyond your plateau. By using a different set or sets of muscles, you can kick start your metabolism and sometimes get past the plateau you are describing. ...Read more

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Started a vegan and veggie diet. Lost 10 pounds already in week and half what can I eat to gain weight that has protein or weight ?

Vegan diet: Are you dieting in order to lose weight? If so, a vegan diet has some deficiencies. You'd be better off by having a one time consultation with a registered dietitian at your hospital. You will be told what your ideal weight should be and how many calories you should consume daily depending upon your usual level of physical activity. You will be given a healthy diet specifically for you ...Read more

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If i start putting weight training into my routine. Will this make me gain weight or lose body fat?

If i start putting weight training into my routine. Will this make me gain weight or lose body fat?

Possibly both: Weight training can lead to increased muscle mass which can increase your basal metabolic rate, so that you ultimately lose body fat. Increased muscle mass can potentially add to your weight, but if weight training is part of a fitness program which includes improved diet and cardiovascular exercise, you will likely lose weight over the long term. ...Read more

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What's a diet and exercise plan to help me lose 35 pounds in 3 months?

What's a diet and exercise plan to help me lose 35 pounds in 3 months?

35 pounds: Unless there is something very special that calls for 35 pounds weight loss in 3 months you are likely to do more harm than good. One pound a week is much safer - 12 pounds in 3 months, What is your current weight ? Too fat is no good. Too skinny is no better. ...Read more

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I lost weight by taking diet pills combined with exercise. Now I stopped taking the pills and I gained a lot of weight. I'm trying to lose weight w/o?

I lost weight by taking diet pills combined with exercise. Now I stopped taking the pills and I gained a lot of weight. I'm trying to lose weight w/o?

Diet,exercise: You can lose on your own without med.You need to have a regullar exrcise program, get active , a good diet program with low carb, high protein diet, low fat diet. ...Read more

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Takin B12 and lipo shots lost 45 lbs since feb. Can i stop taking the diet pills and just take the shots will i still lose weight with diet and excers?

Takin B12 and lipo shots lost 45 lbs since feb. Can i stop taking the diet pills and just take the shots will i still lose weight with diet and excers?

Yes you can: Long term weight loss is seldom achieved with diet pills or "shots." it requires primarily behavior modification, including improved nutrition, caloric restriction, regular adequate exercise, behavioral therapy and elimination of other physiological barriers/obstacles that include hormonal imbalance and gut dysbiosis and food sensitivities. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight before beach fastest. Exercise or diet?

Both: A combination of exercise and a healthy, balanced diet will help you drop the pounds quickest. Doing one or the other is tougher and ends up with rebound weight gain or an unhealthy diet. Stay away from "fad" diets, as they rarely keep the pounds off. ...Read more

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I went from eating 1,060 calories to 1,100 will I gain weight from this? I don't wanna gain any weight I burn around 50 calories exercising

I went from eating 1,060 calories to 1,100 will I gain weight from this? I don't wanna gain any weight I burn around 50 calories exercising

No difference: In real life, there is no difference between a 1060 calorie diet and a 1100 calorie diet. Life is not that exact. If there is any weight gain or loss, it will be due to other factors, not the numbers 1060 or 1100. Weight changes, if they happen, may be due to bigger errors in counting calories, or in having less than enough daily exercise. ...Read more

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Can the ketogenic diet make you lose weight within a week?

Can the ketogenic diet make you lose weight within a week?

Yes: This type of diet will result in some weight loss during the first week. Most of this will be water weight rather than body fat, however. Ketogenic diets can have adverse effects, so close physician supervision is recommended. ...Read more

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Will I gain weight if I (slowly) go off 100mg topamax (topiramate)?I'm on wellbutrin&I eat a strict healthy vegan diet.

Will I gain weight if I (slowly) go off 100mg topamax (topiramate)?I'm on wellbutrin&I eat a strict healthy vegan diet.

How about exercise?: I was waiting to hear "and get on a GREAT REGIMEN of EXERCISE. Weight control is contingent upon eating well, eating only for the body's needs not the brain's, & giving the body plenty of opportunity to burn excess calories thereby improving conditioning and general wellness. So I would say, NO you shouldn't worry about coming off TOPAMAX (topiramate) in terms of weight if you do these things.Why on Topamax (topiramate)? ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more