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Oatmeal is helpful in weight gain or weight loss?

Oatmeal is helpful in weight gain or weight loss?

Either: If you eat too much of it, and it's filled with sugar, cinnamon and raisins, it will make you fat. If you eat a reasonable portion size without a lot of sugar, then it's filling, high in fiber, and can be part of a healthy weight loss plan. ...Read more

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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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Does healthy gut bacteria help us gain weight or lose weight ?

Does healthy gut bacteria help us gain weight or lose weight ?

It depends...: Those who are overweight often have an imbalance of intestinal flora and improving this will help one to lose weight. Those who are underweight may have a different type of imbalance and improving this can help you gain weight. If your weight is appropriate then healthy flora will not contribute to weight gain or loss. See http://tinyurl.com/hhb6g9y for more information. ...Read more

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Is decreased weight loss while fasting water and muscle?

Is decreased weight loss while fasting water and muscle?

True: Fasting is not going to be a successful longterm weight loss program and in fact may be seriously dangerous to your well being. I know it gets old to hear but regular exercise and frequent small meals through the day while drinking water will be much more helpful in the long run and may help keep the weight off for a much longer time. Good luck. ...Read more

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Best weight loss program to lose 10 pounds in a month ?

Best weight loss program to lose 10 pounds in a month ?

Metabolic Balance: Metabolic balance will give results. Just do not overdo weight loss. Fast weight loss can too quickly release toxins stored in your fat and make you not feel good. ...Read more

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Does weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Does weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Stress: If you try to change metabolism quickly, your body gets stressed out, and your hormones follow. Aim for one or two pounds per week, slow and steady wins the race, you can download a food diary on my webpage www.Familyhealth.Pro. ...Read more

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Does the tangerine diet work for weight loss over 10 lbs?

Does the tangerine diet work for weight loss over 10 lbs?

It could: Most "diets" will work for certain amounts of weight loss, but there are problems with these fads. Often they are not reasonable to maintain weight loss and people get easily frustrated and give up on their goals, gaining the weight back quickly. The only real diet you should consider is one that involves a dedicated lifestyle change in your eating and exercise plan. ...Read more

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Does lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria probiotic help weight loss or gain ?

Does lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria probiotic help weight loss or gain ?

Loss or gain: Please don't take the two items you list and see what happens over a few days. If things change for the better that's great! If not please see your primary doctor for advice and care. ...Read more

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How can energy balance effect weight loss or weight gain.?

How can  energy balance effect weight loss or weight gain.?

BMR: BMR is the rate your body burns calories to maintain self. To loose weight, you have to stay under this number. You calculate your daily caloric intake and once you go beyond your bmr, energy is stored. If you exercise you expend calories. So if you walk an hour a day at brisk pace, you may burn 300 calories. This would help you loose weight by staying under your bmr. I hope this helped! ...Read more

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Diet for loosing weight ? Diet for increasing libido ?

Sexy - Libido: I don't know a specific diet for increasing libido. However, if you are overweight and lose some of that, you are likely to feel more attractive. If you feel more attractive you may feel more sexy. If you feel more sexy, it may impact your libido. Weight loss - at least 8 8 ounces glasses of water per day, 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit & reg physical activity. ...Read more

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Can hypnosis work in regards to losing weight / controlling eating?

Can hypnosis work in regards to losing weight / controlling eating?

Yes: Hypnosis can help for these disorders but work no better than any other therapy and only work for patients who are actually motivated to change their lifestyle. ...Read more

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What protects against weight gain and is essential for maintaining weight loss?

What protects against weight gain and is essential for maintaining weight loss?

Weight: The short answer is the quality of food that you eat.Focus on low glycemic(<40) index foods, drink plenty of water, eat 5 times a day, every 3 hours.A consistent exercise program is very helpful also.Lastly, get your hormone levels(thyroid, testosterone ) checked to see if these need to be corrected. ...Read more

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Are water weight pills good in aiding weight loss?

Are water weight pills good in aiding weight loss?

No: Diuretics are used for fluid overload and not weight loss. Incorrect use of diuretics can have negative effects on the kidney and can alter the electrolytes. ...Read more

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Is losing 25lbs in 3 mnths a reasonable or achievable weight loss goal?

Is losing 25lbs in 3 mnths a reasonable or achievable weight loss goal?

Yes: The answer depends on your baseline weight but in general a pace of 0.5-2 lbs/week is acceptable and achievable. The most important thing is how you are doing this. Make sure you stick to a program that you know you can maintain lifelong instead of falling for the fad diets/regimen. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I'm a female 19 5'5 and weigh 110lbs. To maintain weight with no/little excercise what diet works. Moderate diet, zone diet, low fat/carb diet ? Help!

I'm a female 19 5'5 and weigh 110lbs. To maintain weight with no/little excercise what diet works. Moderate diet, zone diet, low fat/carb diet ? Help!

Diet: Diet is a key in weight control but when you are so close to ideal body weight you need some exercise to maintain metabolic rate and muscle mass. Otherwise your body will simply slow metabolic rate and you will not feel or perform well and may not lose weight. More lean muscle burns more calories and makes it easier to keep weight off. If you don't build muscle you may add fat when gaining. ...Read more

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Is anti-oxident causes weight gain or weight loss?

Weight loss: The role of antioxidants play in weight loss is that they provide the body with the nutritional support it needs to keep it strong and energized during the fat burning process. ...Read more

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Does the calorie shifting weight loss technique work?

Does the calorie shifting weight loss technique work?

It doesn't: Calorie shifting is a totally absurd and scientifically correct technique. It doesn't work, because it can't work. It's based on fad science which is totally false. Real diet restriction and exercise can work, fads don't. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Learn to eat and exercise properly so you can continue it for life. ...Read more

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Im a bit chunky, extreme difficulty w weight loss. Heard of natural supplement Garcinia cambogia, it claims to greatly increase weight loss. Thoughts?

Im a bit chunky, extreme difficulty w weight loss. Heard of natural supplement Garcinia cambogia, it claims to greatly increase weight loss. Thoughts?

Not impressed: As a doctor who specializes in herbal medicine I'm very open to the use of herbs but am not impressed with Garcinia Cambodia; there have been several research studies on it and most show it is has minimal if any benefits. See https://authoritynutrition.com/garcinia-cambogia-extract/ For other weight loss supplements see http://tinyurl.com/j2kf6m9 Bottom line- no substitute for diet- see comment: ...Read more

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Is consuming 920 calories a day ok? I'm trying to lose weight by exercising & counting calories. I'm 140 lbs, ideal weight is my prebaby weight of 122

Is consuming 920 calories a day ok? I'm trying to lose weight by exercising & counting calories. I'm 140 lbs, ideal weight is my prebaby weight of 122

Many more ?s: It is possible to eat around 1, 000 cal per day to loose weight. The trick is getting the proper nutrition and vitamins into that constrained calorie count. I would also say that exercise at that calorie level would need to be temporarily halved or stopped, depending on what you are doing and how intense the workout is. A better approach may be a few more calories with moderate exercise. ...Read more

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Best OTC appetite suppressant or weight loss stimulants? At approx 130lbs with norm of 115 lbs. Goal weight between 115-120lbs.

Best OTC appetite suppressant or weight loss stimulants? At approx 130lbs with norm of 115 lbs. Goal weight between 115-120lbs.

Wouldn't advise OTC.: For the weight loss plans that you have, I would re just limiting your intake of carbohydrates over fat and protein and adding mostly a plant based diet. I would suggest, as a general measure, checking your Body mass index (BMI) and seeing where you fall on the chart. I generally would avoid any stimulants, as they come with health risks, including tachycardia, dizziness and other. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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