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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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 was wondering how i could grow taller and lose weight naturally?

After puberty- can't: Grow taller. If you've completed puberty you aren't likely to grow taller. Girls complete puberty by ages 15 to 17 & for boys it is by ages 16 to 17. However, if one enters puberty late, they will usually also complete it late. Our height is largely determined by genetics (our parents' height). If you are healthy (no unusual causes for stunted growth/ smaller stature) then there is not a way >>. ...Read more

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How many grams of natural sugars a day should I be eating as a maximum when trying to lose weight?

How many grams of natural sugars a day should I be eating as a maximum when trying to lose weight?

It depends...: This is a good question with no simple answer. More important than the amount of natural sugars is the degree to which they will raise your sugar, measured as glycemic index/load & carohydrrate density. See http://www.Hsph.Harvard.Edu/nutritionsource/carbohydrates-full-story/ & http://www.Mendosa.Com/gi.Htm & http://www.Huffingtonpost.Com/andrew-weil-md/carbohydrates-weight-loss_b_1937312.Html. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight fast naturally i want to weigh 120 and i weigh 189 how can I reach my goal in 6 months?

How can I lose weight fast naturally i want to weigh 120 and i weigh 189 how can I reach my goal in 6 months?

Set goals that are : Reasonable ! eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. Check helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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How can you lose weight naturally with home remedies?

How can you lose weight naturally with home remedies?

No: Weight loss is about eating less and exercising more. The only weight you will lose with home remedies is the weight of the money in your wallet. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight, although i can not work out. What is a natural weight lose pill that works well?

I want to lose weight, although i can not work out. What is a natural weight lose pill that works well?

I wouldn't use the : Words 'natural' & 'weight loss pill' in the same sentence. If your health does not permit you to move then focus on your nutrition. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. ...Read more

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50, f, do you sometimes lose weight after menopause naturally?

50, f, do you sometimes lose weight after menopause naturally?

Occasionally : Generally women tend to gain some weight. A weight loss especially if a women is dieting or exercising and losing weight that is normal. If a person starts to lose weight without trying at age 50, that needs to be looked at more carefully. Please make an appointment with your medical doctor and make sure that you consider a colonoscopy as a growth in the colon can also cause weight loss. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to lose weight naturally with no fitness video or stuff like that?

Can you tell me how to lose weight naturally with no fitness video or stuff like that?

Lose weight: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when you lose weight, can you lose weight on your breasts naturally too?

I wanted to know when you lose weight, can you lose weight on your breasts naturally too?

Yes, possibly.: Yes, this is fairly common as breast tissue has some degree of adipose (fat) in the surrounding tissues as well. ...Read more