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Is drinking alot of water lately a sign of losing weight?

Is drinking alot of water lately a sign of losing weight?

Water weight loss: One gallon of water is equivalent to 8 pounds. Most crash diets use a diuretic that can dehydrate the body by causing water loss. This type of weight loss is temporary and the pounds will return quickly. ...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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I have been on a diet for two months now and have lost 27 lbs. I was the same weight but now am peeing a lot. Is this a sign that i'm losing weight?

I have been on a diet for two months now and have lost 27 lbs. I was the same weight but now am peeing a lot. Is this a sign that i'm losing weight?

Losing water not fat: Most obese people do retain a good deal of excess water weight, and early fast weight loss is often due to losing that excees water. While it does contribute to wieght loss, it is not the same as fat loss. ...Read more

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Could losing weight a few lbs a week and low resting heart rate 40 be signs of danger? I started to eat vegan style and exercise moderately recently.

Could losing weight a few lbs a week and low resting heart rate 40 be signs of danger? I started to eat vegan style and exercise moderately recently.

Most likely not: Exercise and healthy eating will lower your heart rate and cause weight loss. If you are having symptoms, however, of a low heart rate - dizziness, passing out, low energy, fuzzy thinking, then you need to get that checked out. ...Read more

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Dose your body shift... When your in your 20s, even though you may not be losing lbs..? People think you look like you are losing weight..?

Dose your body shift... When your in your 20s, even though you may not be losing lbs..?  People think you look like you are losing weight..?

Probably no shift: If people think you look thinner but you are not losing weight, it is possible that you now have less body fat and more muscle-either from a natural maturing process or from a more vigorous exercise program. Enjoy it while it lasts, as our metabolism slows as we age and the opposite process usually occurs unless we actively exercise and eat healthy diets. ...Read more

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Are organic foods really more healthier for you if you are losing weight?

Are organic foods really more healthier for you if you are losing weight?

No.: There are many reasons to "go organic" but health is not one of them. You can lose weight with or without organic foods. ...Read more

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Do you urinate frequently when you are losing weight?

Do you urinate frequently when you are losing weight?

No: Compound that helps you urinate more is beta-tcp and detox meds but the effect goes away after initial detox - consistent urination could be due to sugar in urine make sure you are not drinking high sugar drinks or have diabetes. ...Read more

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Tips on losing weight?

Tips on losing weight?

Reduce weight: This is a repeat of what I have said before. My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. ...Read more

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Tips for losing weight?

Tips for losing weight?

Food journal: Keep track of what you put in your mouth with a food journal and begin to eliminate foods with added sugars and fats. Cut back your food intake while increasing your exercise levels - shoot for 30min/day. Eat more fruit and vegetables. Drink water before meals. Don't skip meals, choose lean proteins and healthy carbs. Try choosemyplate.Gov or sparkpeople.Com or many phone apps for tracking. ...Read more

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I m losing weight why ?

I m losing weight why ?

See your FamilyDoc: There are many reasons to lose weight but we're most concerned w/unexpected weight loss. For instance, we worry about hyperthyroidism (excess thyroid function), inadequate caloric intake (not getting enough to eat), poor nutritional absorption, and cancer. Best to see your Family Doc for evaluation & diagnosis. ...Read more