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Are there any tricks to help me lose weight in a healthy way?

Are there any tricks to help me lose weight in a healthy way?

Make a good plan: Change your behavior and stick with it. Technically, losing weight is simple physics. Currently there is exess fuel in your body stored as fat. If you'd like to reduce the excess fuel you carry you'll need to burn it up (use it). In order to use it up you'll need to eat less (food fuel) than you burn through exercise (movement). Make a consistent effort to take in less fuel and move more. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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Can you tell me of any dietary supplements to lose weight that actually work?

Can you tell me of any dietary supplements to lose weight that actually work?

No Not Really: In my humble opinion there is no dietary supplement which by itself will make someone loose weight, without proper dietary restrictions and exercise program.In my clinical practice for last 40 years in usa, I have seen several supplements being promoted and sold, and often endorsed by celebrities.But none can make you loose weight without modifying your diet and regular exercise program. ...Read more

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What foods that help you gain muscle and weight actually work?

What foods that help you gain muscle and weight actually work?

Muscle building: Protein enriched food. Highest quality protein rich food are highly digestible >95%, and that the indispensable Amino Acid composition closely meets human needs. These properties apply to animal protein, milk protein, meat, and fish, where as vegetable protein has a lower digestibility( 70%-80%). If you mix plant proteins from diff legumes and cereals. Absorption rate is high. ...Read more

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Which vitamins are good to help you lose weight?

Which vitamins are good to help you lose weight?

Takes more than that: Best bet is nutritional weight loss diet with aerobic exercise. No vitamins will help you loose weight however while loosing a good once a day vitamin will help keep your diet balanced, better yet get a diet program that is highly nutritious and not just crash (and burn) and you shouldnt need one. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some good diets that help lose body size fast?

Can you tell me some good diets that help lose body size fast?

Smart for life: a great program must be easy, high in protein and suppress hunger. Smart for life is the product line and program I like and I developed because I was an over weight emergency room doctor. Look into it . ...Read more

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What are some weight loss foods that will help me live a healthy lifestyle?

What are some weight loss foods that will help me live a healthy lifestyle?

Healthy ones: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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What are good pills to help you lose weight?

What are good pills to help you lose weight?

Weight loss meds: I'd avoid relying on "natural" weight loss supplements that you get without prescription. Qsymia is a new pill that's a combo of 2 older meds - topamax and phentermine. Qsymia can cause birth defects so we use extreme caution with women. Belviq (lorcaserin) is another new one. However, whether they're good for situation, depends on your current bmi and co-existing conditions (diabetes, high blood pressure). ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods or supplements to promote weight gain that actually works?

Balanced: Eating more often and slightly more each time you eat in a healthy way is the best and safest way to gain "healthy" weight. ...Read more

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What are some fast ways to lose weight without diet supplements or anything?

What are some fast ways to lose weight without diet supplements or anything?

Unprocessed foods: One of the keys to losing weight and keeping it off is to do it in a thoughtful and meaningful way. This includes having the right perspective on food, exercise, sleep, and stress. For food, eat mostly a plant based diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, seeds, and whole graims and for protein eat wild fish like salmon every other day. Avoid processed foods. Exercise up to 45 minutes. ...Read more

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Subsequent weight loss what things can you do to keep that weight off?

Subsequent weight loss what things can you do to keep that weight off?

Diet and exercise: There is nothing magical about weight loss and keeping it off. If you have managed to lose weight on a diet program, to keep it off you need to eat the same number of calories as you burn. Exercise (mostly aerobic) is essential to increase your metabolism and burn calories. Keeping calorie intake down by eating a low carb diet tends to be the most effective way. ...Read more

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Can you suggest herbs and vitamins that support healthy weight loss?

Can you suggest herbs and vitamins that support healthy weight loss?

Weight loss drugs: Most physicians and dieticians would recommend healthy eating and exercise over taking any type of drug (which can have side effects, especially herbal supplements that are not regulated by the fda). Weight loss comes from burning off more calories than you eat. Personally, i would not recommend herbs. Vitamins on the other hand are good for you, but won't make you lose weight. ...Read more

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What foods help with weight loss? And what exercises help if you want to lose only 20 to 30 pounds?

What foods help with weight loss? And what exercises help if you want to lose only 20 to 30 pounds?

Weight Loss Program: Plan to lose no more than 2 pounds per week.  have a no carb breakfast such as eggs and lowfat cottage cheese a high-protein glucose control drink, such as boost or glucerna for lunch and a low-fat dinner.  walk 6 miles or run 3 miles per week and do a muscle toning routine as shown here: http://youtu.be/aWLFAAlr_E8 ...Read more

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Can this new hCG diet really help you lose weight?

Can this new hCG diet really help you lose weight?

Yes: You must follow the diet originally created by dr. Simeon. If you are getting hungry than you are not on real HCG or the proper dose. The only way to do this diet is under supervision of a qualified physician and strict adherence to the original 500 calorie diet. When done the right way, you will not be hungry. The wrong nuts have high fat content which is counter to the diet. ...Read more

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I need to lose weight what are some good healthy foods to fix that will fill me up?

I need to lose weight what are some good healthy foods to fix that will fill me up?

Not just veggies!: You probably think i'm going to say carrots and celery.You are wrong! i find that if you eat a huge salad ( lettuce not croutons) with non-fat dressing, you will feel full for about 10 min., then you will be hungry again and you will probably crave the "not so good for you foods-cookies etc.) experience has taught me to that filling foods include lean protein, food with fiber, fresh fruit, and veg. ...Read more

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Are there any eating programs that can help you lose weight fast?

Are there any eating programs that can help you lose weight fast?

Yes and no: No such thing as an "eating program". Most americans have an appalling diet. Get rid of all forms of sugar, beer, alcohol in other forms, desserts, cookies, baked goods, candy, ice cream even commercial fruit juice. Stick to god made food. I know it is hard but that is an answer that you accept or reject. Neither is it a matter of "cutting back". Only "cold turkey"works. ...Read more

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What are some fruits/veggies that you can use to make smoothies that help gain weight?

What are some fruits/veggies that you can use to make smoothies that help gain weight?

Weight gain: Fruits and veggies have lots of carbs st about 4 cal/gm. They don't have much fat except for avocado. Fats have caloric content of about 9 cal/gm (2x as much). You should try to eat a balanced diet and exercise though not too vigorously and you'll gain. ...Read more

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What are some good weight loss plans that work and make you lose weight?

What are some good weight loss plans that work and make you lose weight?

First eat less and E: Eat less energy and exercise more. If you can do both you will lose weight faster. Exercise alone will not work, so you have to cut down on your foods. Eat healthy which means foods that are low in fat and high in proteins. Sources of good proteins are eggs, fish, soy products and nuts. You should fill half your plate with salads, fruits and grains so that you can cut down on calorie rich foods. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight I've tried exercising dieting and nothing is working is there any pills out there that can help me lose weight?

I want to lose weight I've tried exercising dieting and nothing is working is there any pills out there that can help me lose weight?

Possibly: The usual reason diet & exercise don't work is that you need some tweaks: altering type and/or amount of exercise, altering type/amount of food. Focus here first! Prescription medications MAY help achieve a 5-10% loss of your body's weight. Usually not prescribed unless BMI >30. Work by suppressing appetite/blocking fat uptake. Review at mayoclinic.org/prescription weight loss drugs. ...Read more

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Please describe a good weight loss product that will could you help me lose weight and keep it off?

The one you DON'T: Take, because they're all a waste of money and don't do anything for you. The only weight you'll lose is in your wallet. Besides, who knows what's in them and what harm it could do to you? The only way to lose and keep it off is to learn to eat less and exercise more, it's 3500 calories to the pound. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more