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Do weight loss pills work in general?

Do weight loss pills work in general?

Can't rely on a pill: Over-the-counter diet pills decrease one's appetite a bit (they are related to stimulants). A person's desire to eat can be much stronger that a diet pill's power to decrease his appetite, so he will likely continue to eat too many calories. Also, diet pills don't increase one's desire to exercise. If something as simple as a diet pill actually worked, we would not have so much obesity in America. ...Read more

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Placebo (Definition)

Placebos are generally medications and sometimes physical or psychological substitutes which in themselves have no known effect but which cause the patient to feel as if they are getting some effect. They depend upon patient expectations and the fact that there is a strong psychological component ...Read more


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Advice protein supplements available in the indian market beneficial in gain in weight while doing routine exercise at gym.Advice the quantity per day?

Advice protein supplements available in the indian market beneficial in gain in weight while doing routine exercise at gym.Advice the quantity per day?

No endorsement Here: Unfortunately, perhaps you did not read the information about health tap. But, we do not in any way offer treatment or product endorsement here. But, in general, protein supplements with the right amount of hydration are in no way unhealthy to the young athlete. ...Read more

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Does placebo effect applies in bodybuilding?

Does placebo effect applies in bodybuilding?

And placebo use is?: You are assuming that placebo works by lying. Having a daily routine of medical care, having a doctor relationship, having any daily routine. all are Incredibly useful and all are reinforced by a daily routine of supplements Whether or Not the supplement does anything.
This is especially true when keeping a routine matters (weightlifting). ...Read more

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Garcinia Cambodia pills side effects? heard they effect women reproductive organs. results of weight loss lasting? Does it effect birth control pills?

Garcinia Cambodia pills side effects? heard they effect women reproductive organs. results of weight loss lasting? Does it effect birth control pills?

Not a medicine: garcinia "might" prevent fat storage and control appetite; but, this has not been proven in humans. because GC is an unregulated substance nobody has spent any time studying it scientifically; I am unaware of any consistent proven effects on female reproduction. ...Read more

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What is a reasonable amount of weight gain per week after starting resistance/core/weight training program if diet remains same. Losing wt b4 now gain?

What is a reasonable amount of weight gain per week after starting resistance/core/weight training program if diet remains same. Losing wt b4 now gain?

Many variables : Not knowing your current weight, dietary macronutrient ratio, caloric intake, genetics or hormone ratios (very important in a 56 year old). It is common for resistance training to halt weight loss and in many cases to increase weight gain given the effects of resistance training on Insulin sensitivity and muscle development. See a nutritionist, sports physiologist or a sports medicine physician. ...Read more

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Effect of l-carnitine for loosing weight?

Effect of l-carnitine for loosing weight?

Not that much: Not the first agent i would choose for weight loss. Other things are more effective. ...Read more

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Does the acai weight loss pill work?

Does the acai weight loss pill work?

Only if: Only if you're trying to lose weight in your wallet. Why would you take something when you don't know what's in it or whether it'll harm you -- particularly when it won't help you. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Invest in healthy nutrition, weight loss, diet, etc. ...Read more

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Why has my body weight increased in spite of following daily weight loss workouts?

Why has my body weight increased in spite of following daily weight loss workouts?

This is frustrating: This can be frustrating. The most important thing to do is expand how you measure success of your workouts. The other measures of success include how you feel, how your clothes fit, a sense of accomplishment, what friends say, etc. Your weight may be increasing because of increased fluid retention by sore muscles. Keep up the good work, don't get frustrated, and you will see results. ...Read more

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Weight gain 20lbs, only in midsection, not pregnant, gym 4/week, running &weights, on wellbutrin (bupropion). Thyroid? Add blood test?

Weight gain 20lbs, only in midsection, not pregnant, gym 4/week, running &weights, on wellbutrin (bupropion). Thyroid? Add blood test?

Possibly: Fat in your midsection can mean several things. If you haven't had thyroid studies recently, ask your doctor about them. Also you may have some food sensitivities or exposure to toxins that causes difficulty with Insulin resistance. A functional medicine or holistic/integrative medicine doctor may help you with elimination diet to check on this. Also, "burst" interval training may help. ...Read more

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I am now weight training and building some toned muscle mass. Will I gain weight just by the more developed muscles? Or, no effect whatsoever?

I am now weight training and building some toned muscle mass. Will I gain weight just by the more developed muscles? Or, no effect whatsoever?

Yes: Muscle weighs more than fat so with muscle development from lifting you will gain some weight unless you are losing fat also But developed muscle does weigh more ...Read more

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Is weight training always beneficial?

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Is weight training always beneficial?

Yes but dont push it: Weight training is great to improve our muscle tone and take the pressure off our joints. Just start with low weight and increase slowly. The folks who run into trouble are those trying to impress their friends by lifting too much, leading to torn uscles and tendons. ...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

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Is it true that weightlifting and sprints are more effective for weight loss in women than aerobic exercise?

Is it true that weightlifting and sprints are more effective for weight loss in women than aerobic exercise?

Not necessarily: High intensity interval training(which entails some sort of sprinting) appears to be more efficient than "standard" aerobic exercise at improving fitness levels and weight loss. In the end, this is like a one size diet fitting all; there isn't one. Remember, bodybuilders when preparing for competitions "cut" weight by adding cardiovascular training not just increasing resistance training. ...Read more

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What is a reasonable amount of weight gain per week after starting weight training program if diet remains same? Muscle weighs more than fat....

What is a reasonable amount of weight gain per week after starting weight training program if diet remains same? Muscle weighs more than fat....

Weighs the same: A pound of fat weighs the same as a pound of muscle. Fat is less dense, takes up more space. As you get leaner, clothes tend to get looser, even at the same weight. Add muscle mass to that and clothes may get snug, e.g. Broader shoulders, bigger biceps. Want weight gain? Will need to increase calories in, and/or decrease calories out. ...Read more

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For weight gains and build lean muscles i start serving serious mass weight gainer, is this product has side effects or dangerous?

For weight gains and build lean muscles i start serving serious mass weight gainer, is this product has side effects or dangerous?

Protein supplement: I presume you're talking about protein supplements. High dose protein supplement is a problem if you have any kind of kidney disease, severe hypertension or gout. Get an evaluation by a doctor before starting such regiment. ...Read more

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Gained 20 pounds on Lexapro in 3 months in spite of diet/exercise...dr says Cymbalta (duloxetine) more weight neutral is this accurate?

Gained 20 pounds on Lexapro in 3 months in spite of diet/exercise...dr says Cymbalta (duloxetine) more weight neutral  is this accurate?

Agree: Literature supports Cymbalta (duloxetine) as less likely to cause weight gain. That said, everyone responds somewhat differently. Weight gain from Lexapro is typically gradual and reversible. Keep exercising and eating healthy foods. Hope you do well on Cymbalta (duloxetine). ...Read more

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Does weight training build endurance?

Does weight training build endurance?

Specific: Lighter weights with many reps will help build endurance for that specific movement. Curls will not help you run longer. Being stronger in the upper body will allow you to maintain better form longer and keep you going longer (if your legs permit) by not fatiguing the upper body as quickly. Dynamic weight training will build strength over a greater range of movements. Good Luck ...Read more

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I'm looking for professional weight training programs?

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I'm looking for professional weight training programs?

Joint fitness center: Most gyms have trainers on staff and provide free instruction including establishing a custom program to meet your goals. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: weight training?

What is the definition or description of: weight training?

Weight training: This is an exercise program focusing on strength training via use of resistance. The weights used can be barbells, dumb bells, track machines with plates & measured resistances. ...Read more

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What are the risks in weight training too young?

What are the risks in weight training too young?

Weight Training: The main risks with weight lifting too young is injury and stunting of growth. In children, tendon attachments to bone are particularly susceptible to injury and irritation due to the growing body. Growth stunting can occur when growth plates in bone are overwhelmed by force. In general strength training is much safer than weight lifting and body building for children who are still growing. ...Read more

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What are some of the psychological benefits of weight training?

What are some of the psychological benefits of weight training?

Well being: The psychological benefits of weight training include feelings of well being, improve self confidence, increased energy, and overall improved health. All of this leads to a more productive lifestyle. ...Read more

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Could weight training get rid of fat?

Could weight training get rid of fat?

Yes, to a degree: Weight training is mainly used to build muscle mass and add lean muscle. By burning off calories, you could lose some fat over time. But, losing fat will happen quicker thru a diet plan (low fat, high protein). Don't be surpised if you gain some weight as you add muscle mass, but keep working and your body fat percentage will decrease and this is better for you! ...Read more

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Does weight training help lose weight?

Does weight training help lose weight?

Absolutely!: And increasing muscle mass increases resting metabolism. Keep in mind, leanness is the goal! ...Read more

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Can weight training help slim your thighs?

Can weight training help slim your thighs?

Yes, but...: Weight training (serious weights, not 5 lb dumbell curls) will increase your muscle mass and improve your metabolism while not working out. But lifting is only part of the equation. If you do not see the changes you are after with weight training alone, then take an hones assessment of your diet and make the necessary changes. ...Read more

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Which weight training supplements should I get?

Which weight training supplements should I get?

Protein: You really need a well-balanced diet and high protein intake. You need to boost your protein intake to between 0.45 and 0.68 gram per pound to preserve calorie-burning muscle mass. ...Read more

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Can lower body weight training make you faster?

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Can lower body weight training make you faster?

Yes: Speed is a function of power generated in the lower body. However, when performing lower body weight training, you should be training specifically for speed. Simply bulking up your lower body won't necessarily increase your speed. ...Read more

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Will weight training help me burn more fat than cardio?

Will weight training help me burn more fat than cardio?

Opposite.: In the short term cardio will help you burn more fat. In the long term, the muscle you build through weight training does burn calories as it's metabolically active all day and night. So both are technically good for fat loss, just in different ways. ...Read more

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What component of fitness does weight training improve upon?

What component of fitness does weight training improve upon?

Strength: Weight training works primarily on strength but it also can increase your metabolism and help you burn calories more efficiently. Done in a circuit fashion it can also increase your cardiovascular fitness but would have to be done vigorously enough to elevate your heart rate. ...Read more

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How old does a child have to be to start weight training for sports?

How old does a child have to be to start weight training for sports?

Training vs heavy: Weight training is a variable process with two main issues: the teaching of proper technique and lifts by qualified instructors aso a kid avoids injury; the concentration on power and building muscle mass. The aap recommends use of proper trainers for instruction & the delay of power lifting until skeletal maturity (~final height, shaving, etc). ...Read more

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Is it okey if one who has posture misalignment starts weight training?

Examined: Your safest way to go on this is to be examined by an ostopath or chiropractor to get the proper information before beginning a weight lifting program. Some conditions can be improved by weight training and others can be made worse. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can we come back to weight training after recovered from ligament torn?

Post Injury Exercise: Yes. But please do this at first with a physical therapist or other expert so that as you reenter this vital exercise you are doing it correctly and in a way that will lead to strength and not further injury. ...Read more

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How could someone get noticeable chest gains just from body weight training?

How could someone get noticeable chest gains just from body weight training?

Absolutely!: Bench presses, flat and inclined are key! narrow hands or wide-set are another variable. Push ups, dips, chest fly with dumbbells. Do these in any combination and you will make noticeable chest gains! ...Read more

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Should I do weight training with a bad back or just stick to aerobic exercises?

Should I do weight training with a bad back or just stick to aerobic exercises?

Not enough info: I am sorry but that is an impossible question to answer in specifics without the radiology reports and a physical examination. Physical therapists, i would bet, would be able to come up with weight training and muscle training that may actually help the back rather than hurt it further. ...Read more

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Weight Training (Definition)

This is an exercise program focusing on strength training via use of resistance. The weights used can be barbells, dumb bells, track machines with ...Read more