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Hello, I'm female 5'5 and weigh 236. I wanted to know if eating 1000 calories is safe for weight loss.

Hello, I'm female 5'5 and weigh 236. I wanted to know if eating 1000 calories is safe for weight loss.

For short term: You may lose a lot of weight by eating only 1000 cal daily but the loss will not likely be sustained. The initial rapid loss is mostly from water. The best way for you to lose weight (a) Exercise more -both endurance and weight training 1.5 to 4.5 hours a week (b) reduce carb intake (c) eat slower- ear till you are no longer hungry. (d) engage in more social contact. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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 is a safe level of hgh for a women to take for weight loss, muscle building & boosting memory?

What is a safe level of hgh for a women to take for weight loss, muscle building & boosting memory?

What your body makes: There is no reason for a normal person to take human growth hormone. To boost memory: Think, read, and talk with others. To lose weight: Eat less and exercise more To build muscle: Eat healthy food and do strength training exercise. Trust yourself and the body your parents gave you! ...Read more

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Is it safe if a pragnant woman take weight loss drink during pragnancy?

Is it safe if a pragnant woman take weight loss drink during pragnancy?

Depends on the drink: Some weight loss drinks are just extra fiber and water, so those should be fine. The drinks that have drugs and chemicals as ingredients are a bit worrisome, so one should bring the drink to her ob-gyn appointment and ask the doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat 1000 calorie a day for weight loss regime? I'm 5'5 , female, and morbidly obese ( 240 pounds) I also work out the gym an hour a day

Is it safe to eat 1000 calorie a day for weight loss regime? I'm 5'5 , female, and morbidly obese ( 240 pounds) 
I also work out the gym an hour a day

Depends: With proper supervision by a health care profession it is okay but if you are doing this on your own it is not safe. You want to reduce calories per day through a good diet and exercise regimen. If you can burn more calories per day while on a healthy diet you will lose weight. Goal weight loss no >0.5-1lb/week. Talk to a physician or a nutritionist to help you through this process safely. ...Read more

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I'm 51 yrs old female & take levothyroxine for over 10 years and Estradiol for 3 years. For weight loss, is it safe for me to consume Herbalife shakes?

I'm 51 yrs old female & take levothyroxine for over 10 years and Estradiol for 3 years. For weight loss, is it safe for me to consume Herbalife shakes?

Wt loss Herbalife: This is a OTC product which is not controlled and better to do the best diet which I have used since it came out. DASH Diet: EXACT book you want ( paperback). ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6-8. Avail as ebook.Read it for the science of how it works & how it was tested. Set calories <500 than they recommend & weight will roll off. My record patient so far lost 70 lbs. Get app fitness pal to track calories. ...Read more

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Is hgc safe to use for weight loss?

Is hgc safe to use for weight loss?

NO: Six studies have been done to date to see the benefit of HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). All but one study showed "no benefit" in weight loss. Furthermore the body can take this and use it to make other sex hormones possibly resulting in high levels of hormones that can be harmful as well. Various state medical boards have decided that physicians using this border on quackery. ...Read more

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Any tips for women for health and weight loss?

Any tips for women for health and weight loss?

Takes work: Losing weight is conceptually simple. Ingest fewer calories than you burn up. All diets are based on this principal. You can burn calories faster with an exercise program. Enlist the aid of your family doctor and a nutritionist and an exercise specialist. ...Read more

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Why am I having trouble with weight loss?I am female.

Why am I having trouble with weight loss?I am female.

What is your "net"?: Weight loss is a very nebulous term; 10 lbs of fat loss but 10 lbs of muscle gain nets you no weight loss but better health. A better measure is size (however it is less precise) or an accurate measure of body fat percentage (underwater weighing or bioelectrical impedance, but not calipers.) type of exercise, diet, metabolism, thyroid function, and medications all play a role with your troubles. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are safe weight loss products?

Could you tell me what are safe weight loss products?

Dietary Changes: Weight loss is all about calories in (diet) vs calories out (activity). The safest way to lose weight would be to make some dietary changes that would reduce your current caloric intake (portion control, liquid calories, wise snacks) and also begin some moderate exercise program (walking daily 30-45 minutes). Products don't help much. Weight loss takes time but is worth the effort for your health. ...Read more

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Is garcia cambodia effective and safe for weight loss?

Is garcia cambodia effective and safe for weight loss?

There is no evidence: There is no evidence that it effective in weight loss only way to loose weight is to eat less and exercise. ...Read more

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Weight loss tips and tricks for a woman with a busy schedule?

Weight loss tips and tricks for a woman with a busy schedule?

Busy schedule: The key is not to think of weight loss, but to think of a lifestyle change that can make you healthier even with a busy schedule.The 4 key components are excellent nutrition, consistent exercise , correction of hormonal imbalances and nutritional supplements .All this can be achieved with a busy schedule-i know, as I do this everyday with my busy schedule..Would love to discuss in detail! ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a universal weight loss workout for women?

Anyone know what is a universal weight loss workout for women?

Aerobic: Aerobic exercise is a good way to burn calories and lose weight for women and men. There are a variety of options for this type of exercise, depending on your fitness level and health status. Resistance exercise can help build muscle. ...Read more

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Are products such as nidora for weight loss safe and recommended . I 50 and would like to lose 8 kgs?

Are products such as nidora for weight loss safe and recommended . I  50 and would like to lose 8 kgs?

Herbal: Remedies are safe as long as you use as directed. The meds will work if you follow diet and exercise plan as prescribed. So the most important factor is behavior modification. Diet, exercise, sleep. You will see results. Do not depend on meds alone ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything about this sweet to svelte the weight loss powder? Is it a safe way to help loose weight?

Can you tell me anything about this sweet to svelte the weight loss powder? Is it a safe way to help loose weight?

Placebo : The one safe way to do this is to limit calories on.a sensible balanced diet and find friends to exercise with. You will be doing yourself a huge favor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there a best time of day to excercise to lose weight? And how much is safe to lose per week? If you're heavier, will the weight loss be faster?

Is there a best time of day to excercise to lose weight? And how much is safe to lose per week? If you're heavier, will the weight loss be faster?

Before meals: The best time is before meals. Initially weight loss can be rapid due to water/fluid loss, and then will gradually reduce thereafter if the exercise continues, and the appropriate diet is used. ...Read more

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I think one of my weight loss buddies is aiming too high. What would you say to an approx 425 lb 30 y/o woman who wanted to drop 200 lb in a year?

I think one of my weight loss buddies is aiming too high. What would you say to an approx 425 lb 30 y/o woman who wanted to drop 200 lb in a year?

Too much: Without medical supervision and monitoring, we do not suggest more than 1-2 lbs/wk or 100 lbs/yr. Too many risks of medical complications from inadequate intake of certain nutrients, dehydration, kidney and electrolyte problems, and starvation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to purge for weight loss?

Is it safe to purge for weight loss?

Not safe: There are a lot of negative side effects from purging and it's not effective. Your body will still hold onto around 50% of calories consumed. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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