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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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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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I'm 5'1" & weigh 250 lbs, not over eating, under. Is weight loss surgery a good option? Chronic lower back pain=hard to exercise, weight hurts back

I'm 5'1" & weigh 250 lbs, not over eating, under. Is weight loss surgery a good option? Chronic lower back pain=hard to exercise, weight hurts back

If you are really: 7 years old, you should not be on HealthTap. If you are older, you MUST be overeating to weigh 250 pounds. If you do not have a medical condition, such as hypothyroidism, that can be treated -- you need intensive education in caloric restriction, increased physical activity and weight reduction. ...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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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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Is losing 25lbs in 3 mnths a reasonable or achievable weight loss goal?

Is losing 25lbs in 3 mnths a reasonable or achievable weight loss goal?

Yes: The answer depends on your baseline weight but in general a pace of 0.5-2 lbs/week is acceptable and achievable. The most important thing is how you are doing this. Make sure you stick to a program that you know you can maintain lifelong instead of falling for the fad diets/regimen. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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For the experts - might weightlifting replace weight loss running?

For the experts - might weightlifting replace weight loss running?

Different goals.: Weightlifting and cardiovascular exercise have different goals and should complement each other in a complete exercise routine. Weights build muscle, cardio burns fat. ...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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Opinnion on using sensa as a weight loss tool?

Opinnion on using sensa as a weight loss tool?

No quick fix: The best program for weight loss focuses on education and provides ongoing support. Go to www.Drnewton.Tsfl.Com and spend some time looking a the take shape for life program. You can send me an email from there if you are interested in learning more about the program. I can coach you through the program. ...Read more

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How do I choose a weight loss supplement to aid me in my weight loss goals?

How do I choose a weight loss supplement to aid me in my weight loss goals?

There are none: There are no over-the-counter weight loss supplements that have good clinical studies showing that they work. Billions of dollars are spent each year by for supplements that do not work. The fda does not control this industry because they are considered food supplements, not drugs. Read the disclaimer on all of these products that says "these statements have not been evaluated by the fda, etc.". ...Read more

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I'm frustrated with my weight loss, nothing works?

I'm frustrated with my weight loss, nothing works?

Habbit of Health: You must change your eating habits and understand how various foods affect your metabolism. Try reading habits of health by dr. Andersen. Check out my web site docrdm.Tsfl.Com. ...Read more

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Does losing weight help to lower high bp? I'm walking a lot more & following a diet plan. My goal is to lose 25-30 lbs. I'm 150 now.

Does  losing weight help to lower high bp? I'm walking a lot more & following a diet plan. My goal is to lose 25-30 lbs. I'm 150 now.

Yes!: Weight loss absolutely helps lower blood pressure. Numerous studies have shown that obesity is one of the biggest risk factors for high blood pressure. Likewise, when you lose weight, your blood pressure will drop accordingly. Additionally, increasing exercise and physical activity will independently lower blood pressure! Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi sir .. My weight s less than average weight.. My height 6ft.. Current weight 55kg.. Kindly suggest me useful tips to gain weight..

Cannot gain weight: Folks who cannot gain weight would benefit from recording their intake. By writing down all you eat and using a simple online reference like www.Caloriecounter.Com, you can calculate your calories consumed. To gain 1 pound you need to add 3500 extra calories in a week. That's 500 a day. The easiest way to do this safely is to add nutritional shakes like ensure plus or boost to what you already eat. ...Read more

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Love our g.i.but looking for new ideas. 22mo gtube fed boy losing weight. 12.2 on aug7, 10.6 today. 1000cal/day. GTube4aspirtion. Help?

Love our g.i.but looking for new ideas. 22mo gtube fed boy losing weight. 12.2 on aug7, 10.6 today. 1000cal/day. GTube4aspirtion. Help?

Weight loss: in an infant or toddler is worrisome. Are there other symptoms/explanations? Different scale? W/WO clothes or wet diaper? Diarrhea or other illness in the last few weeks? Is child able to take oral foods as well? 1000 calories sounds like a somewhat low calorie intake for 12.2 kg child, so supplementing with oral food or a higher calorie feeding would be first before looking for other causes ...Read more

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Does zumba fitness really work on the wii and can I expect weight loss with 1300 calorie diet?

Does zumba fitness really work on the wii and can I expect weight loss with 1300 calorie diet?

Zumba: Zumba is great but a 1300 calorie diet is not.Studies show that calorie restricted diets like this don't work in the long term, although you may be successful in the short term.Dont count calories, focus on the quality of food ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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