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How can you gain weight on vegan diet and lose weight in vegan diet?

How can you gain weight on vegan diet and lose weight in vegan diet?

Vegetarian foods: To help with healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, smoothies (with added silken tofu), pasta/ bagels ; use of juice rather than soda. ...Read more

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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Will Atkins work if i'm not losing weight or belly fat with pcos on levothyroxine and metformin?

Will Atkins work if i'm not losing weight or belly fat with pcos on levothyroxine and metformin?

Definitely!: Worked for me since 1995. $0 lb weight loss, never to return! need to do it right. Google recipes on the internet! ...Read more

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My weight is 8 stone 8 pounds will i lose weight on the Slimfast diet ?

My weight is 8 stone 8 pounds will i lose weight on the Slimfast diet ?

That is possible,: But calories burned will have to exceed calories consumed to lose weight. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight on a very low carb diet?

Can you lose weight on a very low carb diet?

Low carb diet: Yes, you can loose weight on a low carb diet. We all need carbs so do not eliminate them completely. Your body will go into ketosis and burn fat for fuel rather than sugar so good fat in your diet is good, e.g., coconut oil and olive oil. Please check w/your doc first, especially if you are diabetic. Peace and good health. Cravings will stop w/in a week for the most part. ...Read more

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Is it okpossibleay to lose weight on weight watchers without exercising?

Yes: Although exercising is an important aspect of weight loss and general health, weight loss is tied to a simple formula (in most cases): calorie burn > calorie intake = weight loss many activities other than traditional exercise burn calories... ...Read more

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Taking depo shot & breast feeding but not gaining any weight..just losing weight pretty fast.. any options on what to do to stop losing weight & gain?

Taking depo shot & breast feeding but not gaining any weight..just losing weight pretty fast.. any options on what to do to stop losing weight & gain?

See nutritionist: You say you're breastfeeding. It is normal to loose some weight while doing that. I don't know your numbers but go see a nutritionist and she can guide you on your dietary intake. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight on low carb diet and exercise?

How can I lose weight on low carb diet and exercise?

See details: By burning up more calories than you take in. ...Read more

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Does it make sense that when calorie cycling you might lose weight on high days and not lose weight on low days?

Does it make sense that when calorie cycling you might lose weight on high days and not lose weight on low days?

Calorie cycling: When calorie cycling does it make sense to lose wt on high and gain in low? ANS: I am not certain what calorie cycling means up there? Bicycling to. Burn calories? If yes on high days you should lose weight. If eating diff Cal on diff days then will depend on many things such as sodium content of diet. Better to do the DASH if goal to lose weight. See my tips on how to DASH. ...Read more

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Will you still lose weight on a very low calorie diet if you are not in ketosis?

Will you still lose weight on a very low calorie diet if you are not in ketosis?

Yes: The danger of low calorie diet that is not balanced can cause essential muscle loss - puts your gut and heart in danger, can cause electrolyte imbalance and danger of creating gall stones - so do with caution and inform your pcp about your goal so he or she can work with you. ...Read more

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Could I still lose weight/fat just by counting calories not necessarily eating healthy balanced diet?

Could I still lose weight/fat just by counting calories not necessarily eating healthy balanced diet?

To lose weight...: In order to lose weight you have to burn more calories than those that you consume. Yes, you could do that. However, by not eating healthy you are putting yourself at risk of other health problems, like for example: anemia, constipation, acid reflux, even some type of cancers down the road. It is always good to eat as healthy as possible along to practice exercise. You will definitely good. ...Read more

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Could i be retaining water ? I gained weight on a healthy low cal diet + weight baring exercises. Why am i not loosing? So upset!

Could i be retaining water ? I gained weight on a healthy low cal diet + weight baring exercises. Why am i not loosing? So upset!

Retaining water?: If you are retaining water, you will have rapid weight gain. People that retain water get up at night to urinate. Are you doing that? You should weigh yourself after you get up in the morning, after you urinate. If you gain weight daily, it is due to fluid accumulation, not due to increased muscle mass. Muscle mass takes longer to increase your weight than does fluid accumulation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will that make you gain weight if you don't eat the recommended amount of calorie intake while losing weight?

Will that make you gain weight if you don't eat the recommended amount of calorie intake while losing weight?

Maybe: If you constantly eat too little your body can go into a survival mode thinking that food is not avialble and reduce your metabolism. Generally when on a weightloss program, the set calories are an average per day (you may go over one day & under one) but try to stay close to the suggested amount so your body does not think it is being starved. ...Read more

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Is it okay to lose weight during pregnancy/not gain weight if you're not limiting nutrition but instead walking off the excess calories?

Is it okay to lose weight during pregnancy/not gain weight if you're not limiting nutrition but instead walking off the excess calories?

Healthy always ok: Often pregnant women start focusing on nutrition and exercise in ways they were not doing before getting pregnant. One must look at the big picture. If a patient who was not living a healthy lifestyle before starts living healthy during pregnancy this is a good thing. We can not just look at the scale and make a judgment. ...Read more

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Will I gain weight if I (slowly) go off 100mg topamax (topiramate)?I'm on wellbutrin&I eat a strict healthy vegan diet.

Will I gain weight if I (slowly) go off 100mg topamax (topiramate)?I'm on wellbutrin&I eat a strict healthy vegan diet.

How about exercise?: I was waiting to hear "and get on a GREAT REGIMEN of EXERCISE. Weight control is contingent upon eating well, eating only for the body's needs not the brain's, & giving the body plenty of opportunity to burn excess calories thereby improving conditioning and general wellness. So I would say, NO you shouldn't worry about coming off TOPAMAX (topiramate) in terms of weight if you do these things.Why on Topamax (topiramate)? ...Read more

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Can you lose weight and gain health benefits on vegan diet?

Can you lose weight and gain health benefits on vegan diet?

Not really: The long term effect of a low fat, vegan diet is malnutrition. Used for a short time (4-6 weeks) a low fat diet can be employed for weight loss. However, the long lerm effects of low fat diets are miserable. A low fat - high carb diet will lead to high Insulin levels, high triglcyerides, low hdl, metabolic syndrome and finally high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. ...Read more

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Eating 3-4000 cals a day but not gaining weight. Not exercising. Always used to put weight on quickly but not gaining now? Is this normal?

Eating 3-4000 cals a day but not gaining weight. Not exercising. Always used to put weight on quickly but not gaining now? Is this normal?

Not normal: Are you sure you are eating 12, 000 calories a day? That's a lot of food, and i would expect a huge weight gain in someone who is not exercising. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am planning to loose body weight with healthy fruits diet. Will weight loss cause hairfall?

I am planning to loose body weight with healthy fruits diet. Will weight loss cause hairfall?

Healthy diet: will not lead to hair loss. For best and safest results see your doctor for a food plan that meets your needs. Ask about exercise plan also. Low fat diet is NOT the way to go and fruits only will cause blood sugar and mood fluctuations. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I've been on the hCG diet for one week so far and I am getting really hungry. I have cheated by eating nuts. Will this stop me form losing weight?

I've been on the hCG diet for one week so far and I am getting really hungry. I have cheated by eating nuts. Will this stop me form losing 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 weight 190 and i'm very active and i'm on a weight last pill call hCG and i'm on a 1500 cal diet why i'm i not losing weight?

I weight 190 and i'm very active and i'm on a weight last pill call hCG and i'm on a 1500 cal diet why i'm i not losing weight?

U R on wrong diet: The HCG diet was originally developed by a.T.W. Simeons M.D. During the 1940's -1950's. It has been used all over the world for over 50 years. This method is extremely safe & effective when used under the care of an experienced & trained md. Apparently HCG has an effect on your hypothalamus, increasing adiponectin levels & reducing leptin resistance. The method must be followed strictly to work. ...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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If I am now 5'7 weighing 180 pounds. How much weight can I expect to lose on a 30 day hCG diet?

If I am now 5'7 weighing 180 pounds. How much weight can I expect to lose on a 30 day hCG diet?

Not a safe diet: If it works, it's only because of the severe calorie restriction the diet recommends, which is not safe. You are putting yourself at risk and the weight loss won't be sustainable. ...Read more

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I'm taking bioidentical hormones due to menapause and would like to do the hCG diet protocol to lose some weight, can I do both at the same time?

I'm taking bioidentical hormones due to menapause and would like to do the hCG diet protocol to lose some weight, can I do both at the same time?

HCG: I am curious why a 36 year old would be on bioidentical hormones unless you had a surgical menopause. That being said, I have combined HCG with bioidenticals for my patients and they work fine together as the HCG is only around for 40 days. ...Read more

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Your opinion on HCG diet injections? is it HCG that makes you lose weight or the 500 calorie a day intake? Is it safe to take with wellbutrin (bupropion) & Zoloft

Your opinion on HCG diet injections? is it HCG that makes you lose weight or the 500 calorie a day intake? Is it safe to take with wellbutrin (bupropion) & Zoloft

Lo cal diet: Pregnant women have extremely high levels of HCG, yet they gain weight normally. I would not recommend HCG injections for weight loss. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have abruptly stopped the hCG diet and am gaining weight. How do I stop this!?

I have abruptly stopped the hCG diet and am gaining weight.  How do I stop this!?

Not on protocol: if you abruptly stop the injections & don't follow the protocol for the maintenance phase, you WILL gain the weight back. The 3 weeks following the injections are just as important as Phase 2. There are ways to deal with interruptions while on the plan, but they are very specific. Your Dr. should discuss this in detail with you . You can read "Pounds & Inches" by Simeons for more info. ...Read more

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Is the official hCG diet plan.Com safe? I am 12 lbs. Over weight, eat right and exercise. 49, f.

NO: The more I have investigated the otc hcg--which is not HCG . A pregnancy hormone-similar to lh/progesterone effects. The rx hcg may be real human chorionic gonadotropin, but we do not understand the effects it may have on patients---esp if they would have an unknown early cancer? Do not take any chances. Apparently, you can get rx HCG online by a doc------not o-k. ...Read more

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Info abou the hCG diet, and after yoy reach your goal weight do u continue the drops and do you continue eating just 500 calories?

HCG weight loss: No one can survive really on a 500 calorie diet (at least not happily or for long ). While on the HCG diet although you consume 500 calories per day, your body is able to derive the rest of it's caloric needs from its extensive fat reserves. Your body burns calories to breathe, for your heart to pump even for the act of eating itself. I would not advise any kind dieting if you have a normal bmi. ...Read more

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Do u sugest me to use hCG diet drops, because am overweight, and i want to loose weight fast in may be 1mnth, am 88kg and i want to reduce almost 30kgs.

Do u sugest me to use hCG diet drops, because am overweight, and i want to loose weight fast in may be 1mnth, am 88kg and i want to reduce almost 30kgs.

Lose weight fast: Well, the goal should be to lose weight in a healthy way. Losing weight rapidly with a diet or pill is a setup for failure, or the yo-yo effect (when you stop the diet you regain the weight back plus more). Eat healthy (cutting back on carbs and sugar) and do cardiovascular exercise (not walking but running, cycling, swimming, elliptical, zumba, etc). You can still lose weight quickly doing this. ...Read more

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How can smoking hookah affect your weight loss on the hCG diet?

Increases appetite: I am assuming you are smoking marijuana in the hookah? While on the HCG diet you should not be taking drugs other than necessary medications for health reasons. ...Read more

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What is a healthy weight loss after 60 days? What is your medical opinion of the hCG diet?

What is a healthy weight loss after 60 days? What is your medical opinion of the hCG diet?

Depends: On how much overweight you are. On its own it is healthy to lose around 1-2 lbs per week. I am a big proponent of the HCG diet when done under the supervision of a qualified physician and the original protocol for calories and doses. ...Read more

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After the hCG diet how do you keep the weight off ? Can you drink alcoholic beverages on the diet?

You can't!: The major problem with every diet (the hcg, adkins, south beach, etc) is that when you stop it, you always regain the weight when you go back to eating the way way you were before. That's why the diets advertise losing weight quickly but rarely show people who kept the weight off. Remember: alcohol contains calories which can cause weight gain like any other drink. Limit it as much as you can. ...Read more

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Im on the HCG weight loss diet I have been taking 150 IU of HCG every morning for 2 weeks started feeling sick and tired. PG test positive! Possible?

Im on the HCG weight loss diet I have been taking 150 IU of HCG every morning for 2 weeks started feeling sick and tired. PG test positive!  Possible?

HCG: The pregnancy test is a test for HCG and will be positive because you are taking it. If there is a chance that you might be pregnant or might get pregnant while you are on this diet you need to talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can i stop hCG diet early?

Can i stop hCG diet early?

Yes: You will likely lose benefits if you stop all together. You can pause the diet for a set time and than resume it. Best to see a qualified physician to do this diet the right way. Too many physicians state this diet is dangerous but lack the training necessary to administer it correctly. ...Read more

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Can i get sick on the hCG diet?

Yes: The diet often recommended with HCG injections is very restrictive, and people often will not feel well. Unfortunately HCG has not been shown helpful for losing weight. I can't recommend it. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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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