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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. Daniel Saurborn
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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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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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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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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

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


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