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Doctor insights on: Sauna Or Steam Room For Weight Loss

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Is it safe to use a sauna suit twice a week for weight loss?

Is it safe to use a sauna suit twice a week for weight loss?

Safe?: Safe probably but wise? Not so much. You only loose water weight and is not really an effective way to loose weight and keep it off. Healthy diet and exercise would serve you better. ...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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Does the sauna accelerate weight loss after a high intensity workout? I feel as though it does. My skin also is flawless and it was not before.

Does the sauna accelerate weight loss after a high intensity workout? I feel as though it does. My skin also is flawless and it was not before.

Body H20 weight yes;: If loosing water faster than drinking liquids, just as water portion of weight is always the most rapidly changing (short term & still stay alive) because body is maximum ~62% H2O down to lower 50% (H2O still a majority) with ↑ing body fat storage. Interestingly, because body is built from mostly H2O (in&out of cells) also 1 reason we store excess food as fat not carbs, See: http://goo. Gl/uDGIwD ...Read more

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How many minutes should one spend in a sauna? Can sauna treatments help with weight loss at all? If so, how?

How many minutes should one spend in a sauna? Can sauna treatments help with weight loss at all? If so, how?

No help: Sauna will not help in weight loss. You need to reduce caloric intake and increase physical activity. Not easy to do.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Does sauna helps you lose weight? ?

Does sauna helps you lose weight? ?

Slightly but...: Just like exercise can help one to burn calories, there is evidence that people may burn 300-500 calories during a half hour in a sauna, similar to the amount of weight one might burn while walking or jogging. Also, saunas help our bodies to eliminate toxins & reducing our burden of toxins might help us to lose weight. But you are most likely to have success if combined with diet & exercise. ...Read more

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Can I use sauna belt for lose weight and fats.?

Can I use sauna belt for lose weight and fats.?

You can: You can but I am not sure how well it is going to work, there is no short cut for weight loss. And depend how much weight you are trying to lose. ...Read more

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What are some good and supportive teen weight loss chat rooms?

What are some good and supportive teen weight loss chat rooms?

Weight watchers: You must be very careful about teen weight loss chat rooms and teen chat rooms in general. There are several that actually " teach" kids how to be anorexic, teach kids how to do a lot of self-destructive behaviors. Suggest you enroll your child in a program such as weight watchers that has good information and promotes healthy, controlled weight loss. ...Read more

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I usually workout and drink regular water in the mornings after my workout I drink room temp lemon water does that help with weight loss or no?

I usually workout and drink regular water in the mornings after my workout I drink room temp lemon water does that help with weight loss or no?

No: It is good that you are getting some vitamin C with your water (as long as you don't have GERD as the lemon can exacerbate this) but it is unlikely that the lemon in the water is contributing to your weight loss. ...Read more

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Dose the sauna help you loss weight a long with diet and exercise?

Dose the sauna help you loss weight a long with diet and exercise?

Weight Loss: Diet control and exercise is best for weight loss. Results from 2009 study showed that sun lighten saunas are beneficial for loosing weight and waist circumference. Refer to the following article:
dr. Richard beever bsc, md, ccfp. Do far-infrared saunas have cardiovascular benefits in people with type 2 diabetes? Canadian journal of diabetes 2010; 34 (2) :113 - 118. ...Read more

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Can garlic help in weight loss?

Can garlic help in weight loss?

Yes.: The anti-inflammatory properties in garlic help decrease the number of new fat cells. Extra weight means more inflammation and that further increases obesity. That is one of the reasons that the more overweight you are the harder it is to lose. ...Read more

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Do you have fast weight loss tips?

Do you have fast weight loss tips?

Tips: 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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What can cause sudden weight loss?

What can cause sudden weight loss?

Sudden weight loss: There are many medical conditions that can cause sudden weight loss. For example and over-active thyroid, stomach and bowel issues, and the list goes on. How much weight are you losing and how long has it been going on. Of course you must see your doctor to discuss this. ...Read more

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How can the weight loss shots work?

How can the weight loss shots work?

Know your med: Weight loss shots can mean several different things. Phentermine is an approved medication that can be given in a IM form but sometimes it can just be vitamins. Clarify with your provider ...Read more

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Weight loss tips, need some hp anybody?

Weight loss tips, need some hp anybody?

Quick weight loss: Any quick weight loss tends to be followed by weight gain. The best solution for weight loss is a long term change in diet. However there are some quick ways to jump start your weight loss such as fasting or cleansing. Raw foods only for 3-5 days, the 17 day diet, and the master cleanse to name a few. ...Read more

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Is japanese garlic good for weight loss?

Is japanese garlic good for weight loss?

Not really: Garlic can season your food but it doesn't promote weight loss. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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How can I finish of my weight loss goal?

How can I finish of my weight loss goal?

Good luck!: Eat healthfully & be physically active. 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. You can mix & match different kinds of exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www. Prohealth. Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.cfm ...Read more

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Want quick weight loss what diet to use?

Want quick weight loss what diet to use?

Diet: There is no quick fix. Any weight you might lose rapidly will rebound. Dieting takes discipline and exercise and won't work overnight, . ...Read more

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How quickly is too fast for weight loss?

How quickly is too fast for weight loss?

No such thing: We have been told by many in the weight loss "industry" that 2-3 pounds a week is safe. But through gastric bypass we now know 1-3 pounds daily is perfectly safe as well and can lead to amazing improvements. I get my patients to lose 1-2 pounds a day without the surgery by putting them on a similar diet as the gastric bypass. They've all done fine and lost weight "safely.". ...Read more

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What can be done to go about weight loss?

What can be done to go about weight loss?

Education: Then diet, exercise, eat less than you burn off. It's 3500 calories to lose a pound. Have your doctor check to make sure you don't have other problems like low thyroid. Check w/a good registered dietitian. Programs like weight watchers can provide valuable support. Don't fall pray to internet scams. Don't get your mealth info from friends, tv or the internet. Learn to eat/expercise for life. ...Read more

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What's the best weight-loss home program?

What's the best weight-loss home program?

Record every calorie: The best way to stay focused and on track is to count and record your daily caloric intake. There are many phone apps and computer programs that will help you do this (ex, choosemyplate. Gov). You should find out the healthy caloric intake for your current and desired bmi and then make an effort to use your calories wisely (mostly fruits and vegetables, reduce fats, sugars, junk). ...Read more

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How can I get past the weight loss plateu?

How can I get past the weight loss plateu?

Go Mobile!: You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Buddy with a FB friend for motivational push!

https://itunes. Apple. Com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884? ...Read more

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What is a good thing to do for weight loss?

What is a good thing to do for weight loss?

Eat less move more: The ideal thing to do for weight loss is to eat less and move more. Eating about 500 calories less a day will result in a one pound weight loss per week. Being active, will help preserve muscle mass, so you lose fat and not muscle. ...Read more

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Weight loss that is rapid, what does it do?

Weight loss that is rapid, what does it do?

See below: Leads to improvement in some conditions like uncontrolled diabtes if done under supervision
unintentional wt loss rapid leads to fatigue, hair loss dry skin and rebound wt gain. ...Read more

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Fibre is good or bad in weight loss process?

Fibre is good or bad in weight loss process?

Weight loss: At your age you must see your doctor to establish your height, weight, and other issues.
You must also see a specialist about diet control.
Please let me know how things go.

Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more

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How can I make weight loss more sustainable?

How can I make weight loss more sustainable?

Lifestyle change: Instead of thinking of diet and exercise as a means to an end, make your goal to be healthier - then plan on keeping the same healthy lifestyle that got you there. ...Read more

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Tips on weight loss of 12 pounds in 3 months?

Tips on weight loss of 12 pounds in 3 months?

Cut calories: The only way is to reduce the calorie intake. Balanced diet, regular sane exercise and good rest are all that is needed. ...Read more

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What can you do to take weight loss capsules?

What can you do to take weight loss capsules?

No quick fix: The best program for weight loss focuses on education and provides ongoing support. Go to www. Drnewton. Tsfl. Com and spend some time looking a the take shape for life program. You can send me an email from there if you are interested in learning more about the program. I can coach you through the program. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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