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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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Ultimate weight loss plan for losing 35 pounds in 7 months?

Ultimate weight loss plan for losing 35 pounds in 7 months?

Difficult: To lose 35 pounds in 7 mos, at 3500 calories to the pound, you would have to burn off 625 calories a day that you didn't take in. That very very difficult for most people. That's eating a lot less or increasing your activity by more than 6 miles of walking/day. ...Read more

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Will water fasting for three weeks provide dramatic weight loss?

Will water fasting for three weeks provide dramatic weight loss?

Water weight only: No! learn to eat properly before it's too late. Learn to eat less, and exercise more. You need something you can follow the rest of your life - not 3 weeks of insanity you heard about from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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How to gain weight in three weeks?

How to gain weight in three weeks?

Calories?: Not sure the reasoning for gaining weight in three weeks, but increasing calories (protein and carbs) should do it. You need to stay hydrated though - that is extremely important. ...Read more

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Weight gain after anti-depressant and having hard time losing weight one year after stopping medication.?

Weight gain after anti-depressant and having hard time losing weight one year after stopping medication.?

Losing weight: 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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Im using L-carnitine injection for weight loss per week 200mg I didn't get weight loss?

Im using L-carnitine injection for weight loss per week 200mg I didn't get weight loss?

Weight loss: L-Carnitine can help with the the use of fat for energy, but it is only a small part of a potential weight loss program. There are many other factors to consider in your desire to lose weight. Diet, exercise, and other possible medical problems need to be considered. Please speak with your physician to design a program right for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can i gain weight after extreme weight loss?

Weight gain: Weight gain is always a product of calories in versus calories out. Meaning, if you have increased your exercise, and burn more calories, and decreased your food intake, or take in less calories, you loose weight. Thus, if you start eating more, or start exercising less, you will gain weight back. This happens in pro athletes after an injury, they gain weight rapidly-they burn less calories. ...Read more

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Losing weight. Not even trying. Lost 10lbs since 03/09. Losing wt more faster now. Am HIV-/COPD/depression/anxiety/insomnia/high cholest. Suggestions?

Losing weight. Not even trying. Lost 10lbs since 03/09. Losing wt more faster now. Am HIV-/COPD/depression/anxiety/insomnia/high cholest. Suggestions?

Full exam ASAP: The serious conditions you mention make it essential that you be receiving optimal coordinated treatment. A Health Psychologist might help pull your care together to highten efficiency and support you as you deal w/ all those challenges. You'll need a good diet/exercise plan once you discover appropriate medical care. Therapy will help you keep track and stay on track. ...Read more

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Tsh 12hypothyroid with weight loss. After taking levothyroxine 75 mcg I gained weight in normal bmi.All gaining weight with hypo but I lost why?

Tsh 12hypothyroid with weight loss. After taking levothyroxine 75 mcg I gained weight in normal bmi.All gaining weight with hypo but I lost why?

Paradoxical: Generally one gains weight with hypothyroidism and usually loses that weight gain with treatment with levothyroxine. As long as your TSH is in normal range and your appetite and food intake are normal for you, your current weight should be stable. ...Read more

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How to loss weight in one month?

How to loss weight in one month?

No fast way: to lose weight. A low carbohydrate, high protein diet will help you lose weight the most rapidly but expect 0.5-1 kg per week at most. Exercise is important too. Good luck. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Lap chole 23 days ago. Lost 8lbs since. Currently weigh 106. Is weight loss normal due to the intake of low fat foods? How do I gain weight?

Lap chole 23 days ago. Lost 8lbs since. Currently weigh 106. Is weight loss normal due to the intake of low fat foods? How do I gain weight?

Eat more spend less: In a healthy person , gaining weight is easy loosing it is the problem , soon you will gain back to your original weight or even more , if you are taking low low fat diet for you health then it is ok , if it is for gb then there is no need , you will not get attacks as your gb is out . Speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can noticeable weight be gained after one day of overeating?

Can noticeable weight be gained after one day of overeating?

No: It takes about 3500 calories to gain one pound. That's a lot. The key to weight control is consistency. One occassional "cheat day" shouldn't make a difference. On the other hand, if a person is gaining water weight by retaining fluid, that can be the sign of a more serious condition with the heart or the kidneys and should be evaluated by the appropriate medical specialist. ...Read more

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Is rapid weight gain or slow weight gain better for Anorexic recovery? Current BMI at 17.7. Had BMI of 15 around early March...

Slow and steady: It sounds like you are making good progress. Slow weight gain will not tax your body and is more likely,to become a healthy way,of,eating. Rapid weight gain is more likely to overly tax your,body,which can be dangerous. Manage your exercise as well. Keep it moderate if you have been exercising. It is important to be followed by your doc, a nutritionist, and,therapist during,this process. ...Read more

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8 yrs menpause and gained 30 lbs now I lose 10 lb in 10 months without trying is this normal after menpause for some people to lose weight ? yes or no

8 yrs menpause and gained 30 lbs now I lose 10 lb in 10 months without trying is this normal after menpause for some people to lose weight ? yes or no

Possibly: You should have a check up with lab work. Thyroid hormone levels, in particular need to be checked. Also keep in mind any changes in liftstyle that may contribute. ...Read more

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How to lose 10 pounds in one month?

How to lose 10 pounds in one month?

4 to 8 pounds might: Be a more prudent goal over a month. 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. ...Read more

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I startd on a restricted diet 7 months ago to lose weight & i managed to lose 15 kg in 6 months but last month was full of binge eating, gaining weigh?

I startd on a restricted diet 7 months ago to lose weight & i managed to lose 15 kg in 6 months but last month was full of binge eating, gaining weigh?

Weight changes: behavior, nutrition, exercise / activity and choice of foods are all important to weight management. So why did you do binge eating? Were you hungry, or were the foods too tempting? The restricted diet seemed to help. Why stop working with it? ...Read more

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My wife is six weeks pregnant and has lost a pound. Is this weight loss normal?

My wife is six weeks pregnant and has lost a pound.  Is this weight loss normal?

Common: It is common for weight to go down a little in the first trimester. This is not considered a problem at all. The weight will come. Right now the baby is very small. Usually food and water intake are lower in the first trimester because of nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Best weight loss program to lose 10 pounds in a month ?

Best weight loss program to lose 10 pounds in a month ?

Metabolic Balance: Metabolic balance will give results. Just do not overdo weight loss. Fast weight loss can too quickly release toxins stored in your fat and make you not feel good. ...Read more

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Breast far apart no cleavage and after weight loss loss of upper pole fullness.can gaining weight reverse this?any treatment age 23

Breast far apart no cleavage  and after weight loss loss of upper pole fullness.can gaining weight reverse this?any treatment age 23

None recommended: Trying to gain weight to get full breasts is a bad idea. You are likely to get fat without fuller breasts. If you must, you may consider getting a breast implant. I am not recommending it, jut informing you of the option. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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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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