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Dr. Robert Kent
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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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I have pots and my husband wants me to lose weight and cut everything out but I don't want to make it worse what do you suggest?

I have pots and my husband wants me to lose weight and cut everything out but I don't want to make it worse what do you suggest?

Metformin: I assume you have Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. I recommend Metformin, 500 mg/day. Although mainly used for diabetes, it is one of the best weight loss drugs there is. May cause upset stomach or diarrhea, so start with a low dose that causes no symptoms. Also, consider White Kidney Bean Extract--a starch blocker from health food store, taken with carbohydrates. ...Read more

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My sister is 14 and wants to lose weight with exercise?

My sister is 14 and wants to lose weight with exercise?

Exercising to lose!: Exercise is the cornerstone of losing weight and keeping it off. Teenage obesity is on the rise compared to 20-30 years ago in large part due to the fact that today's teenagers are much less active. Video games, cable/satellite tv, computers, facebook and cell phones have made it less likely that teens will venture outdoors. More programs like the nfl play 60 are needed to encourage exercise! ...Read more

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My husband wants to lose weight and needs advice on diet plans.

My husband wants to lose weight and needs advice on diet plans.

Lifestyle change: Your personal physician, or a good book -- science, not "pop" stuff --, are your best help here. It's laudable that he wants to slim down, and he has a wonderful resource to help him -- a devoted wife. The key is a lifestyle change with exercise ; sensible eating. Wouldn't it be great if you became committed fitness partners? Both for each of you as individuals, and for your marriage! best wishes. ...Read more

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I know everyone out there wants to lose weight, but I need to lose weight really really fast for my new bf. How do I do it?

I know everyone out there wants to lose weight, but I need to lose weight really really fast for my new bf. How do I do it?

Change habits: It is not really healthy to lose weight too fast. The goal is to re-establish eating and exercise behaviors so that you will lose steadily and can maintain the lowered weight in the future. If your bf likes you now overweight, than he will appreciate a steady loss and of course is currently your bf because he is attracted to you. ...Read more

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What are some easy exercises for a 12yo who wants to lose weight?

What are some easy exercises for a 12yo who wants to lose weight?

Make it fun: What does your 12yo like to do? Family and friends make it more fun. How about cranking the tunes and dancing? During the winter, play balloon volleyball inside your home. ...Read more

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What can I do if my husband wants to lose weight and go on a diet how can I help?

What can I do if my husband wants to lose weight and go on a diet how can I help?

See details: By limiting his carbohydrate intake, controlling his portion size, telling him not to snack between meals and not have high sodium, high calories foods in the house (breads, sweets, ice cream, etc). ...Read more

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What is a healthy lunch for someone who wants to lose weight without the hassle of working out?

Low calorie: The only real and successful way to reduce weight is to take in fewer calories than your body needs do it gradually and avoid extreme measures. ...Read more