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Doctor insights on: Resistance To Weight Loss After Having A Baby

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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

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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Can I get pcos after having a baby due to weight gain during pregnancy?

Can I get pcos after having a baby due to weight gain during pregnancy?

No (not really): Weight gain does not give you, or anyone else PCOS, but it may worsen the condition if you have it. PCOS is an inherited metabolic disorder that can be modified (worse/better) by lifestyle including weight. If you don't have PCOS you can't give it to yourself, likewise if you have it it can't be "cured," but can be improved. good wishes. ...Read more

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I have a good amount of weight to lose after having a baby. Is weight watchers one of the better programs?

I have a good amount of weight to lose after having a baby. Is weight watchers one of the better programs?

It can work: Any program that results in limiting calorie intake below the level of mainaenence can result in weight loss. But your history reaveals a neurotransmitter problem that can lead to loss of appetite control among other things. Appetite suppression by balnacing neurotransmitters will help a lot . Visit www.Neurosciencemyths.Com to find a doctor to help with this issue. ...Read more

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Can a short and rapid weight gain (27 pounds in 3 months) cause any later complications if you diet back to original weight afterwards?

Can a short and rapid weight gain (27 pounds in  3 months) cause any later complications if you diet back to original weight afterwards?

Should not: Have any residual effects if you work your way back to your normal weight. Only question is how you gained the weight. If it was from poor diet etc. should not be an issue. If not sure why you gained weight. You may need further work up ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a 10 pound weight loss along with early satiety after after a med change over a month ago?

Is it normal to have a 10 pound weight loss along with early satiety after after a med change over a month ago?

Side effects: Medications invariably have side effects. If a new medication caused nausea, or reduced appetites, some users could lose as much as 10 lbs. Sometimes this is desirable. Left your doctor know. If this is not a usual side effect, a thorough history and physical are in order. ...Read more

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How to lose a post caesarian weight and abdominal fats after 6 months of delivery?

How to lose a post caesarian weight and abdominal fats after 6 months of delivery?

Same as anyone else: Watch what you eat, exercise, and adopt a healthy lifestyle. There is nothing different about the fact that you had a c-section. Also hopefully you are breastfeeding which contributes to significant weight loss in the post-partum period. ...Read more

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How to increase your metabolism to lose weight if you started gaining a lot of weight after menopause?

How to increase your metabolism to lose weight if you started gaining a lot of weight after menopause?

Exercise: There are no pills, hormones, or supplements that can increase your metabolism, unless you have a medical problem (such as hypothyroidism). The only real way to increase your metabolism is by doing regular aerobic exercise. I recommend walking the equivalent of 15 miles weekly or bicycling 45 miles weekly (the speed doesn't matter) ...Read more

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How to maintain a routine for weight loss if i experience stress eating? Especially during pms! i run 30-60 minutes a day. Result: yoyo weigtloss!

How to maintain a routine for weight loss if i experience stress eating? Especially during pms! i run 30-60 minutes a day. Result: yoyo weigtloss!

So sorry: Most people lose when they run that much. Is it possible to limit your intake. Make a delicious low calorie meal with portion control. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Will i lose or gain weight after a colectomy?

Initially: You will lose a lot of weight depending how long until you can restart diet and you will need extra calories to recover. ...Read more

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Struggling to lose weight 6 months after having a baby. How do I lose this baby weight?

Struggling to lose weight 6 months after having a baby. How do I lose this baby weight?

Use healthy approach: 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. Be physically active with both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more

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How can I a 15 year old girl lose weight without a lot of exercise? Do you have a weight loss plan you could give?

How can I a 15 year old girl lose weight without a lot of exercise? Do you have a weight loss plan you could give?

Less Carbs: For most people the most reliable way to lose weight is to eat less carbs. Carbs are bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, and also fruit juice, sweets - candy, cake, pastries. Carbs are also in junk food - chips, crackers for instance - and in all pop - stop all soda including diet soda. One idea is to notice how much carbs you eat at a meal and eat only half. Good luck! ...Read more

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What would cause me to loose significant amounts of weight ( now in three pregnancies) and gain weight after baby while n exclusively breastfeeding?

 What would cause me to loose significant amounts of weight ( now in three pregnancies) and gain weight after baby while n exclusively breastfeeding?

Less activity ?: After delivery, white spending time for breast feeding, it is possible that less time was spent on physical activity. Some mothers increase calory-intake while breast feeding, which also can result in weight gain. ...Read more

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I'm trying to lose weight. I'm a breastfeeding mother to a 11 week old also have high blood pressure. What can I take to help aid with my weight lost?

I'm trying to lose weight. I'm a breastfeeding mother to a 11 week old also have high blood pressure. What can I take to help aid with my weight lost?

Eat Healthy/Exercise: There are no magic bullets for weight loss. Eating a healthy diet & exercise is key. Breastfeeding moms require 200-500 extra calories a day & must drink adequate fluids. Recommend: a balanced diet that includes 5 or more servings fresh fruits/vegetables, daily exercise (walking, yoga, etc); will help lower BP too. Investing in a bike with child carrier trailer will exercise you & soothe baby. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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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