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Doctor insights on: People That Have Lost Over 100 Pounds

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Lost 100 pounds 10 years ago with gbp surgery, have regained most. I desperately want to lose again, but can't seem to. Have sibo but no other issue?

Lost 100 pounds 10 years ago with gbp surgery, have regained most.  I desperately want to lose again, but can't seem to.  Have sibo but no other issue?

Join: A medically supervised weight program. Often they are affiliated with bariatric surgeons who can advise you on options. They also have access to dieticians that can advise you. They may want to do an egd to see the size of your gastric pouch. ...Read more

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For a person who is 100 pounds over weight.. Is it possible to lose that 100 pounds and have absolutely no nasty loose skin hanging?

For a person who is 100 pounds over weight.. Is it possible to lose that 100 pounds and have absolutely no nasty loose skin hanging?

Possible: It really depends on your age and skin quality. If your skin is not currently sagging, minimal stretch marks, with normal elasticity it may do well. Your skin will shrink with the weight loss if it isn't overly stretched and damaged. Good luck with the weight loss! ...Read more

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Can I have excess/loose skin if i lose 100 lbs in a year?

Can I have excess/loose skin if i lose 100 lbs in a year?

Yes: Massive weight loss almost always leads to loose skin. Unfortunately the only way to deal with the loose skin is to have it excised. ...Read more

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I have been dealing with binge eating over the last 2 years. Gaining anywhere from 10 to 30 pounds within a couple months (losing weight In between)?

I have been dealing with binge eating over the last 2 years. Gaining anywhere from 10 to 30 pounds within a couple months (losing weight In between)?

Your question?: Hi. I'm sorry. That's troubling for you, I'm sure, and risky to your health in the long run (gets harder to lose it as you get older). Consider talking with a psychiatrist or psychologist to try to identify issues that lead to binging, and thereby hopefully come up with a means to abrogate that behavior...it might be fixable. Also, you may be at risk for binge drinking, which can have problems too ...Read more

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Neither of my parents ever gained more than 10 pounds over their ideal weight the 60 years I knew them. Why am I overweight?

Neither of my parents ever gained more than 10 pounds over their ideal weight the 60 years I knew them. Why am I overweight?

More than genetics: It's true that if 1 or both parents are overweight your chances of being overweight increase, but how much you weigh depends on more than your parents' weight. How much you eat, how much and what kinds of exercise you do, your age, medications you're taking, and some medical conditions will affect your weight as well. Some of these factors can be modified, like diet and exercise. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Can I receive gastric bypass being almost 100 pounds over weight?

Can I receive gastric bypass being almost 100 pounds over weight?

Yes: However it is a big decision requires extensive evaluation prior to the surgery. Also it is a commitment to start changing behavior regarding healthy eating and exercise as much as you tolerate before not after the surgery. ...Read more

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I am 100 lbs overweight. I lost twenty lbs by bingeing and then starving but I lost a lot of muscle that was once there. How? I am overweight.

Overweight: I strongly recommend you have your doctor to refer you to a dietitian to help reduce your weight. It won't happen overnight but wit time you will be quite a woman. Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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Could i lose 100 pounds in a year?

Could i lose 100 pounds in a year?

Yes: Check with your physician first, but many people have done this safely and successfully. The only way to lose weight effectively and safely and to keep it off is to change your attitude toward food (eat only to satisfy hunger) and to get back into a fitness-focused lifestyle with regular exercise. ...Read more

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Will I have loose skin if i lose 80 pounds in a couple months?

Will I have loose skin if i lose 80 pounds in a couple months?

Possibly: Every person has a particular genetic skin quality. I have seen people loose a lot of weight and not have hardly any skin laxity; other people have dramatic skin laxity. I have seen the most laxity come from surgical weight loss patients following gastric bypass. Generally, weight loss with diet and exercise seems to do better for skin laxity. Loose skin or not you are better off losing weight. ...Read more

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Struggling to gain weight. Eat lots, varied diet. Always being thin but have lost 7lbs over a year and a half. Shows a lot. Medically fine!

Struggling to gain weight. Eat lots, varied diet. Always being thin but have lost 7lbs over a year and a half. Shows a lot. Medically fine!

See doctor: Many conditions such as overactive thyroid and gluten intolerance can cause unexplained weight loss. You may think you are feeling fine now but how would you know if you should be feeling better? Unexplained weight loss is always of concern. ...Read more

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If someone weighed 180 pounds and their goal is to lose 100 pounds in 3 months could they?

If someone weighed 180 pounds and their goal is to lose 100 pounds in 3 months could they?

That would be a: Very unhealthy goal ; unattainable for most.12 to 24 pound weight loss in 3 months is more reasonable ; healthy. ...Read more

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I've been obese for over 10 years. I'm 5'8" 225 pound male. I've lost weight but always regain. Is it possible to ever get to a normal weight.

I've been obese for over 10 years. I'm 5'8" 225 pound male. I've lost weight but always regain. Is it possible to ever get to a normal weight.

Possible, not easy: Losing and maintaining healthy weight is not easy, but is worth the effort. It may help to join a support group like Weight Watchers. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Why aren't I loosing weight? I'm being healthier than I've ever been this past year yet I haven't lost any weight despite trying to.

Why aren't I loosing weight? I'm being healthier than I've ever been this past year yet I haven't lost any weight despite trying to.

It is possible to lo: Tell us your weight and what are you doing to lose weight?. There are two essential steps to lose weight. First, it requires you to eat less(healthy, low fat foods) and secondly to move around more(increase your activity like walking). Avoid calorie rich foods like sweets, candy, cakes and fatty foods like Milk, Cheese, Ice creams and cakes. Avoid friend foods. Weigh yourself daily and see results ...Read more

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How can I lose 100 pounds in about 6 months with little or no exercise?

How can I lose 100 pounds in about 6 months with little or no exercise?

Daily activities: Make your daily activities more difficult - take the stairs, park further away, bike/ walk to work/ store, sit on a swiss ball/ at your desk and stand up every time you answer the phone, or lunge/ hop/ jump from place to place in your house. Things like these may seem small and silly, but the increased calorie burn can add up over time. Don't forget a healthy diet! ...Read more

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Could i lose 100 pounds in 15 months?

Could i lose 100 pounds in 15 months?

If you are obese: This may be possible. A 60 pound weight loss over this period may even be more reasonable to attain. 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. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing an increase in anxiety the past year. & I unintentionally lost 8 pounds in the past 5 months. Is this weight loss concerning?

I have been experiencing an increase in anxiety the past year. & I unintentionally lost 8 pounds in the past 5 months. Is this weight loss concerning?

Abnormal BMI?: Is your BMI lower than normal? (Use an online calculator). Are you eating poorly? Other illness symptoms? If yes(s), see your Dr for an exam. Otherwise, try not to worry about the 8lbs but do look for a good CBT therapist to learn how to deal w/ that anxiety. It will help w/ any eating issues too. It can help many parts of life! Best wishes! ...Read more

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I am overweight by a lot and i want to lose 100 pounds in 3 months. Any ideas?

Weight loss: To lose a pound a day, you would need to burn roughly 3000cal a day more than ingest. This would mean markedly decreased calorie intake and a lot of exercise every day. If you are very overweight, that might be very difficult to achieve. ...Read more