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If I lose weight will it relieve pressure of my disc in my back, and will the pain stop from sciatic nerve, although a piece of da disc is on my nerve?

If I lose weight will it relieve pressure of my disc in my back, and will the pain stop from sciatic nerve, although a piece of da disc is on my nerve?

Possibly: Weight loss is an effective way to lessen the mechanical stresses on the spine and quite often leads to improved back pain and improved leg pain from a disc herniation. ...Read more

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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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


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What can I do to lose weight fast without putting too much pressure on my knee?

What can I do to lose weight fast without putting too much pressure on my knee?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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Can Hiatal Hernia resolve on own? if I lose weight (5'3) and 150 lbs, and if I eat better? I cant stand the pressure it gives me .

Can Hiatal Hernia resolve on own? if I lose weight (5'3) and 150 lbs, and if I eat better? I cant stand the pressure it gives me .

The hernia: is actually a defect through which a portion of your stomach protrudes through an opening in your diaphragm causing heartburn or gastric distress. I agree that weight loss is a smart idea to relieve symptoms and the use of acid inhibitors like Pepcid, (famotidine) Zegerid or Prilosec will help. ...Read more

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I have idiopathic intrancranial hypertension, need to lose weight quickly before I can work out due to pressure. Atkins or Paleo best?

I have idiopathic intrancranial hypertension, need to lose weight quickly before I can work out due to pressure. Atkins or Paleo best?

Low carb and: higher protein work well for many but one size does not fit all. Please see your doc before making any food plan changes. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Overweight husband weighing 378 lbs 5"8 and has sleep apnea and high blood pressure how can he loose weight and stop snoring ?

Overweight husband weighing 378 lbs 5"8 and has sleep apnea and high blood pressure how can he loose weight and stop snoring ?

Unless he has a: low thyroid level or other medical disorder, the only way he can lose weight is the same as anyone else: dietary restriction and increased exercise, Otherwise, there's bariatric surgery. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many glycemic index "points" should you consume in a day in order to lose weight?

Points: Your body does not work in that way.It handles glucose usually on a meal-by-meal basis.Stick with foods with glycemic index of 40 or less with all meals.Drink plenty of water .Exercise regularly. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight?

How do I lose weight?

Think long-term: There's more than 1 way, and in the end you want things that you can sustain over the long hall. Some goals: small meals every 3-4 hrs, no skipping meals, make colorful veggies the main part of each meal, use lean meats & protein sources, avoid fast food & soda, greatly limit juice, drink mostly water, eat fish 2-3x/wk, and exercise 5x/wk. Try starting with 1 thing & gradually add others. ...Read more

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How do i lose weight?

How do i lose weight?

Use up the calories!: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as she doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home skip dessert and go walk around the block instead. ...Read more

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How do i lose weight?

How do i lose weight?

Combination of...: -Low carb way of eating: avoid rice, bread and pasta and replace them with vegetables. Keep a carbohydrate budget. -Cut out processed foods and try to eat wholesome foods. -Eat healthy fats such as olive oil, coconut oil -Portion control -Eat only when you're hungry -Increase physical activity, eg walk more, take the stairs instead of elevator ...Read more

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How do I lose weight?

How do I lose weight?

Diet AND exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 90 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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How do i lose weight?

How do i lose weight?

Use up the calories!: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as she doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home skip dessert and go walk around the block instead. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight?

How do I lose weight?

Best Plan: Best plan is to change your lifestyle so that you eat fewer calories per day ( maybe 300 ) and exercise to your aerobic limit on 5 days each week. This will cause you to lose weight and will be sustainable. ...Read more

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How do i lose weight?

How do i lose weight?

Not easy: As while the thermodynamic answer is simple, burn more calories than you consume. This is very difficult for most of us to accomplish. For most, the foundation of weight loss revolves around first controlling caloric intake. Its very difficult to lose weight if you don't reduce your caloric intake. Exercise helps too(and for other purposes beyond weight loss), as it helps burn calories. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight?

How do I lose weight?

Eat less & exercise: The key to losing weight is not a temporary diet but permanent changes. Sugars and simple carbs from grains esp. cause weight gain. I like Dr. Furhman's diet: http://tinyurl.com/ktampgg Dr. Weil has useful info: http://tinyurl.com/m8avwzh - see his "discuss that" link in his article. Also see https://authoritynutrition.com/weight-loss/ for many useful articles. Exercise is also important. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight?

How do I lose weight?

Overall weight loss: With natural weight loss (by eating fewer calories and exercising more to use up stored fat), one loses fat from all body parts. It is hard to just lose the waist or the belly. Doing exercises to strengthen and build up the abdominal muscles can hold the tummy in better, which will improve the appearance of the tummy. Be sure to avoid sugar and simple starches (simple carbs). ...Read more

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How can I lose weight?

How can I lose weight?

You can!: Start by keeping a food diary for a week. Write down every thing you put in your mouth for a week, the time you eat, how much you ate, & be honest. Then after the week, analyze it, & see what you can do without, what you can cut back & what you can eat differently & then do a week of the same. Count the calories and see the difference. 500 cal less/day equals 26 # loss per year. + exeercise! ...Read more

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How can I lose weight?

How can I lose weight?

Diet and exercise: Exercise, exercise, exercise....Increase your exercise to 5-6 times per week at least 30 minutes to an hour and get your heart rate up. Once you are in the groove, add some muscle strengthening to your routine. This needs to be a permanent lifestyle change for you. Additionally lower your calorie intake and count your calories on a website like fatsecret.Com or sparkpeople.Com. Drink more h20! ...Read more

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How can I lose weight?

How can I lose weight?

Losing weight: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. 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. ...Read more

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