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Please advise on weight loss strategies for post partum?

Please advise on weight loss strategies for post partum?

Post partum diet: Having a child is a wonderful and challenging experience. New responsibilities, lack of sleep, new interactions with family and spouse, lack of sleep, unfamiliar chores and experiences. All this, makes weight loss a tall order. I would first recommend finding some time for yourself. Discuss with your spouse, your family. One hour can be very therapeutic to your diet, planning meals, and exercise. ...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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Night sweats, nausea, some random dizziness, no weight loss, 4 months post partum on metformin and levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel). Any ideas?

Night sweats, nausea, some random dizziness, no weight loss, 4 months post partum on metformin and levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel). Any ideas?

Probably metformin: B"sd Initial consideration is are you pregnant? Otherwise metformin can cause all GI side effects, including nausea. As a diabetes drug also can lead, although not typically, to hypoglycemia. One option is to stop the metformin and see if your symptoms are side effects of the medication. What is your blood glucose during your symptoms? ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to help to lose weight after having 2 babies 1yr and 1 month apart? L

What exercises can I do to help to lose weight after having 2 babies 1yr and 1 month apart? L

Lift weights: Most people have the wrong idea about losing weight. Believe it or not, the best way to lose weight in terms of exercise is actually to lift weights. Here's why: when you lift weights, you build muscle. This muscle is highly active tissue. It burns calories 24/7/365. So when you have more muscle, you burn more calories, and you will find it easier to lose weight. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Am 10wks pregnant with twins but I find it hard to eat and am losing weight. Am worried for my babies.

Am 10wks pregnant with twins but I find it hard to eat and am losing weight. Am worried for my babies.

Your best efforts...: Will be good enough. Please keep your perinatologist, and OB informed. Babies are the ultimate parasite. They will stay healthy longer than the host. Try to eat many small meals a day. High calorie foods, High in Protein. Two babies will put pressure on your stomach so you will have a smaller stomach to work with. Listen to your cravings as well they are trying to tell you something. ...Read more

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Help please! When should I begin resistance training for weight loss?

Help please! When should I begin resistance training for weight loss?

As soon as possible: Resistance training is a great way to lose weight. It should be a part of a entire diet and exercise plan, including both resistance training, aerobic exercise, and a healthy, well balanced diet. ...Read more

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Hi, could you please explain what insulin resistance is and how it affects weight loss.

Hi, could you please explain what insulin resistance is and how it affects weight loss.

Insulin resistance: Is a state, usually due to age, genetics and obesity -- where the body (particularly liver and muscle, but all organs) become resistant to the actions of insulin, and it takes more Insulin to do it's jobs. This generally leads to more weight gain, more Insulin resistance, diabetes, high blood pressure, high lipids, heart disease and many other risk factors for early disease and death. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get off a weight loss plateau with insulin resistance?

More exercise!: Increasing your activity level will provide multiple benefits in this situation: increased metabolism, cardiovascular benefits, and stress reduction. Try it! ...Read more

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47 YO male, 151 lbs, 5'8"... weight loss from 200 lbs since Jan 1. Switching from cardio to resistance to build muscle. Testost boosters. Effective?

47 YO male, 151 lbs, 5'8"... weight loss from 200 lbs since Jan 1. Switching from cardio to resistance to build muscle. Testost boosters. Effective?

Playing with fire!: Your well-meaning friends (& even coaches) may extoll short-term bulking effect of anabolics to build muscle faster. Don't mortgage your future health for short term gains these agents seem to provide. I have never met a patient who took steroids who didn't regret doing so later on. The consequences last forever & significantly shorten your quality of life. ...Read more

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What is the best herb/vitamin. For pcos insulin resistance / weight loss?

What is the best herb/vitamin. For pcos insulin resistance / weight loss?

Lifestyle changes: There really isn't one exceptional herb or supplement for pcos. There are many options but they must be combined with the proper diet and exercise for maximal effect. Pcos and weight loss should be treated in a holistic, integrative way, looking at the whole picture and getting at the root of the problem. ...Read more

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Is it possible for your body to grow a resistance to Phentermine and it no longer being effective with weight loss? '

Is it possible for your body to grow a resistance to Phentermine and it no longer being effective with weight loss? '

Tolerance may happen: Phentermine is an amphetamine-like prescription medication used to suppress appetite. It works in the brain; the remarkable powers of your brain often work to gradually minimize the effects of foreign substances. Because of addiction potential it is only approved for 12 weeks of use...as a kick start to a multifaceted weight loss program of healthy calorie restriction and more physical activity. ...Read more

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How long does it take for metformin for insulin resistance to work in achieving weight loss?

How long does it take for metformin for insulin resistance to work in achieving weight loss?

No or maybe: There is no consistent evidence that metformin helps with weight loss. Studies simply do not back up this statement. Individuals do seem to lose weight while on metformin, but it is not at all clear it's the drug. ...Read more

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Insulin resistance syndrome unintended weight loss 5x6 weigh 96 lbs?

Insulin resistance: This is not making sense, especially on actis where there is normally some weight gain. You need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the ideal breakfast for someone with pcos / insulin resistance? Something to promote weight loss/low carb?

What is the ideal breakfast for someone with pcos / insulin resistance? Something to promote weight loss/low carb?

Breakfast: The important thing is not to skip breakfast. Low glycemic diet is important. Omega 3 rather than omega 6, trans fats and saturated fats are important. Fruit, veggies and protein should be an important part of any meal. Also, a morning and afternoon snack with a bit less less food at your meals, ie spread the calories around can also help. ...Read more

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When can I start my weight loss after having a baby? And what Is my weight supposed to be if im 5.4ft and 186lbs

When can I start my weight loss after having a baby? And what Is my weight supposed to be if im 5.4ft and 186lbs

BMI: Body mass index (BMI) is available on the web. Your BMI is quite high at 31.9 while the normal range is 20-25 give or take a bit. Time to see your obstetrician to get you started on some weight loss. Congrats on a new baby. Enjoy! ...Read more

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What causes quicker weight loss if you breast feed after having a baby?

What causes quicker weight loss if you breast feed after having a baby?

Healthy Habits.: Stay well hydrated. Get regular exercise, and continue to breast-feed. Also make sure that you eat a healthy well-balanced diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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What are some good tips on stomach toning after having a baby and general weight loss?

What are some good tips on stomach toning after having a baby and general weight loss?

Health blueprint..: There is no quick fixes. The best tool we have is the food we eat. Portion control, healthy food choices, active lifestyle and exercise will get you down to a healthy weight, improve your health and lose belly fat in the process. More info on weight loss and - dhcaz. Tsfl. Com. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I just had baby number 2 and need help with weight loss!?

What to do if I just had baby number 2 and need help with weight loss!?

Say hello to babies: & goodbye to baby fat. To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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Child health schedule for weight loss?

Child health schedule for weight loss?

Childhood obesity: Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years. Overweight is defined as having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water, or a combination of these factors. Obesity is defined as having excess body fat. In order to fight this, help kids be more active (1 hr/day) and eat healthier and decrease unhealthy snacks! ...Read more

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Can we enroll a child in a weight-loss program?

Can we enroll a child in a weight-loss program?

See below: Your child and the family can certainly be educated regarding a healthy diet and a healthy life style. That should be the first step. Following a healthy diet and getting 60 minutes a day of aerobic activity daily will result in weight loss. As far as a specific program, one maybe beneficial, however, I would discuss any program with your child's doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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


Tolerance (Definition)

When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...Read more