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Doctor insights on: Negative Side Effects Of The Weight Watchers Diet

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Is there a such thing as exercising to much? I am 20 years old and recently started the weight watchers diet I want to lose around 30lbs within 3 months. I exercise once after lunch and again before bed for about 40 min. Each time. I don't want to over do

Is there a such thing as exercising to much? I am 20 years old and recently started the weight watchers diet I want to lose around 30lbs within 3 months. I exercise once after lunch and again before bed for about 40 min. Each time. I don't want to over do

It's: It's not going to hurt you, but you are going to be sore to start. The worst thing about starting a new exercise program is going too fast, getting hurt and then having to quit. Try doing exercises that push you like the elliptical or fast walking to some good tunes but be careful about weight training and jogging- things likely to injure a muscle or joint. But good for you being so motivated! ...Read more

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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


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Can you let me know how many points do I need for weight watchers diet?

Can you let me know how many points do I need for weight watchers diet?

Age, weight, ht: The amount of points you need is calculated on age, and weight. You didn't mention your weight. Its calculated so that you lose weight safely. Its not able to be calculated just based on weight alone. Also it varies for male and female. ...Read more

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What is Phendimetrazine used for and what are the side effects associated with the medication? I currently weigh 310 and am on weight watchers

What is Phendimetrazine used for and what are the side effects associated with the medication? I currently weigh 310 and am on weight watchers

Treating obesity: Phendimetrazine is a prescription medication used for treating obesity. It is a stimulant and appetite suppressant, and can have many potential side effects - the most common being palpitations, rapid pulse, high blood pressure, insomnia, nervousness, dizziness, tremor, headaches. At it's worse it can cause dependence and psychosis. Wt Watchers has far fewer side effects! ...Read more

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Does cabbage soup diet work ro lose weight? Any side effects? Any other certified fad diet that really work?

Does cabbage soup diet work ro lose weight? Any side effects? Any other certified fad diet that really work?

Diets: Fad diets are marketing ploys to promote a concept that has more to do with making money than with a well-balanced diet that promotes long-term compliance conducive with a healthy lifestyle. Many of these diets are also low calorie diets. A low calorie diet is a diet that provides extremely low calories in order to produce significant weight loss. They can be unbalanced and cause problems. ...Read more

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What are some 7 day crash diet negative side effects? I have a headache and this is my 2nd day on dr. Furhmans diet

They don't work: They don't call them "crash" for nothing. Your metabolism will crash as you drastically & abruptly alter your nutritional status, sometimes with the addition of drugs. I am unfamiliar with the specific diet you name, but any diet which involves depletion of nutrients (not just "empty" calories) will cause adverse effects--consider prisoner-of-war health issues arising from extreme "diets". ...Read more

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Wanted to know if diet pills with hoodia in them have any negative side effects?

Wanted to know if diet pills with hoodia in them have any negative side effects?

There is absolutely: NO scientific information that hoodia helps lose weight, except in your wallet. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Are there any proven negative side effects to drinking excessive amounts of diet coke?

Are there any proven negative side effects to drinking excessive amounts of diet coke?

Probably: Some data has suggested a link between diet soda consumption and metabolic syndrome, a constellation of findings associated with increased cardiovascular risk (i.e. Heart attacks and strokes). Excessive amounts of many things often have negative consequences and as a general rule I recommend using moderation as a guiding principle. ...Read more

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I want loose weight so what diet pills I can use (the less side effects)please mention the name with side effects. I am 17 years old.

I want loose weight so what diet pills I can use (the less side effects)please mention the name with side effects. I am 17 years old.

Avoid Diet Pills: Avoid using diet pills to lose weight. The over the counter diet pills contain ingredients that can make you jittery, affect your heart and blood pressure. The best way to lose weight is eating a balanced diet, portion control and exercise. Talk to your doctor and/or a registered dietitian for the safest ways to maintain a healthy weight. ...Read more

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Does oxyelite pro, a diet and weight loss supplement work? Does it is have any side effects?

Does oxyelite pro, a diet and weight loss supplement work? Does it is have any side effects?

Unlikely to work: Diet supplements are a big industry but don't really work. One's desire to eat can be much stronger that a supplement's power to decrease his appetite (or "burn fat"), so he will likely continue to eat too many calories. Also, diet supplements don't increase one's desire to exercise. If something as simple as a diet supplement was effective, we would not have so much obesity today. ...Read more

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Take 2.5mg zyprexa to slow racing OCD thoughts. Also 50mg pristiq (desvenlafaxine). Sedation side effects (sleep 10.5 hours). I exercise and watch diet. Risks?

Take 2.5mg zyprexa to slow racing OCD thoughts. Also 50mg pristiq (desvenlafaxine). Sedation side effects (sleep 10.5 hours). I exercise and watch diet. Risks?

Risks: It sounds like you may be over-sedated with your medications, and you may need an adjustment in dose. If you're keeping your food plan contained and are exercising, the risks of weight gain and type ii diabetes are less than they would be otherwise. This could become harder to manage as you age. Avoid processed foods; focus on lean protein, veggies, fruits, complex carbs, healthy fats, etc. ...Read more

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Am 21 years old but my weight is only 40 kg's and skinny. Can you please suggest me diet or any protein powder which doesn't have any side effects.....

Am 21 years old but my weight is only 40 kg's and skinny. Can you please suggest me diet or any protein powder which doesn't have any side effects.....

Gain muscle?: Do you want to gain muscle or gain fat or a reasonable amount of both? Protein powder isn't the answer. You need to take in more calories than presently and I suggest it from healthy foods, like nuts- whole grains etc- you also need to challenge your body to increase the muscle through exercise- resistance training. ...Read more

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What negative/positive side effects of weight-loss surgery are there?

What negative/positive side effects of weight-loss surgery are there?

Lifestyle: Be prepared to change how you eat for life -- how much, how frequently, and what you can tolerate. Gastric bypass surgery, besides changing how much you can eat, also changes absorption in your gut (because you are bypassing a portion of your GI tract). The positives are seen beyond weight loss - the decrease in risk of hypertension, diabetes, and sleep apnea may be life saving for many people! ...Read more

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My implanon contraceptive expired august 012, 1yr ago, are there any negative side effects to watch for? No insurance $ or pcp, help please.

My implanon contraceptive expired august 012, 1yr ago, are there any negative side effects to watch for? No insurance $ or pcp, help please.

No health insurance: Lack of health insurance doesn't mean you can't get quality medical care. Check out some options I put together at http://alvinblin. Blogspot. Com/p/low-cost-medicaldentalpharmacy-options. Html. Your family physician can easily remove your contraceptive & offer you another one/type. Of course, as of next tue, oct 1st, you can start searching for affordable insurance via your state's aca exchange. ...Read more

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Distended stomach. Heavy, larger feeling boobs. No weight gain. Am on second packet of birth control pills. Neg HPTs. BC Side effects or?

Distended stomach. Heavy, larger feeling boobs. No weight gain. Am on second packet of birth control pills. Neg HPTs. BC Side effects or?

Birth control: Your symptoms are likely from birth control pills. There are many different formulations that may be better for you. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Does the diet pill v3 have any bad side effects?

Does the diet pill v3 have any bad side effects?

Why: Who knows what's in otc diet pills. The fda doesn't know as it never checks them unless people begin to die. The better question is will it have any good effects, and the answer is no. You need to learn how to eat and exercise properly for the rest of your life, not a pill for an experiment. Don't get your medical info from tv or the internet. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of xenical diet tablets?

What are the side effects of xenical diet tablets?

Not too pleasant...: The main side effects of xenical are gastrointestinal related: cramping, burping, farting, oily stools - and they happen in up to 30% of people taking the medicine. If you significantly decrease the amount of fat you eat in your diet, you can amount of side effects you get! ...Read more

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What should be the diet for a low BP person? What are side effects of low bp? Is there any precautions!

What should be the diet for a low BP person? What are side effects of low bp? Is there any precautions!

How low: Depends on how low. Normal BP is 90 - 130 over 60 - 80. Some people chronically have BP a little lower, if it's always been that way and you feel fine, don't need to do anything about it. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm only 5'8 and 200 lbs. I'm wondering if I should take diet pills. What are the short term and long term side effects?

I'm only 5'8 and 200 lbs. I'm wondering if I should take diet pills. What are the short term and long term side effects?

Diet pills are not: The solution. They can cause serious side effects. Calories burned must exceed calories consumed to lose weight. Healthy nutrition with limits on calories & physical activities are the solution. Good luck. ...Read more

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Trying to cut down sugar/sweets in my diet. Are there any alternative sweeteners that are safe and don't cause unpleasant side effects?

Trying to cut down sugar/sweets in my diet. Are there any alternative sweeteners that are safe and don't cause unpleasant side effects?

Erythritol, stevia: I agree with Dr. Jayaraj that stevia is a healthy alternative sweetener but not everyone likes its flavor. Erythritol may be the safest natural sweetener available and tastes more like sugar. See http://authoritynutrition. Com/erythritol/
Xylitol is another good choice, though large amounts may cause loose stools. ...Read more

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I'm taking Folitrax-10 for RA, I'd like to know the side-effects of the tablet. Also, could you suggest me a diet for RA? Is there any exercises?

I'm taking Folitrax-10 for RA, I'd like to know the side-effects of the tablet. Also, could you suggest me a diet for RA? Is there any exercises?

Side effects: Folitrax does have several side effects affects the blood cells, liver and kidney. Patients need to be monitored periodically for these side effects through blood works.
No special diet or exercise.
Proper stretching and walking brisk as tolerated 30 mins /day to keep you fit.
Avoid food that makes your symptoms worse. ...Read more

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I started a diet and exercise regimen in aug 2013. I've recently plateaued and I'm considering thinogenics but I'm a little scared of side effects.

I started a diet and exercise regimen in aug 2013. I've recently plateaued and I'm considering thinogenics but I'm a little scared of side effects.

Don't get: Your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. Do you really think thinogenics would help you lose weight. Recently one of their products was found to contain sibutramine, a prescription weight loss drug that was taken off the market. Keep up your diet and exercise. You'll need to do it life long, check w/a good registered dietitian for assistance. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I was trying to do some research on the side effects for diet pills. And what would happen if a person younger than 18say 17 took them?

What do you advise if I was trying to do some research on the side effects for diet pills. And what would happen if a person younger than 18say 17 took them?

Well....: Since the chemicals in them are very similar to ritalin (methylphenidate) and other ADHD medications.... not generally all that bad. BUT needs to be controlled and regulated to watch for 1) inappropriate weight 2) addiction 3) growth stunting those happen. Cardiovascular and blood pressure effects which the drugs do, don't happen in young people except really really rarely. ...Read more

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Hcg diet side effects. Diferencies between drops and shots?

Hcg diet side effects. Diferencies between drops and shots?

Drops worthless: Drops are worthless. You need a qualified physician to administer correctly the injection HCG and the original 500 calorie diet with strict adherence. The diet only works on abnormal fat and once you rid yourself of abnormal fat you will not lose any more weight on the HCG diet. ...Read more

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What physical side effects of removing red meats from your diet are there?

What physical side effects of removing red meats from your diet are there?

See below: Red meat is composed primarily of complete proteins and fat, as well as nutrients such as iron. If you ingest protein from other sources (chicken, fish, complete vegetable protein combinations, cheese, etc) you would not be deficient. In addition, if you ate protein that was lower in fat, you would probably loose some weight. Iron can be ingested in many other animal and plant foods. ...Read more

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Side effects in herbs of ultra berry slim diet pills?

Side effects in herbs of ultra berry slim diet pills?

Real: This is a very pricey mix of things; psyllium will bulk your stools and senna is a laxative. Claims for acai haven't stood up to examination and I doubt that mango is a real appetite suppressant. But the first two will make your gut feel different and give you the idea you've eaten something magic -- the principle of the "active placebo." it's your money. ...Read more