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Im a bit chunky, extreme difficulty w weight loss. Heard of natural supplement Garcinia cambogia, it claims to greatly increase weight loss. Thoughts?

Im a bit chunky, extreme difficulty w weight loss. Heard of natural supplement Garcinia cambogia, it claims to greatly increase weight loss. Thoughts?

Not impressed: As a doctor who specializes in herbal medicine I'm very open to the use of herbs but am not impressed with Garcinia Cambodia; there have been several research studies on it and most show it is has minimal if any benefits. See https://authoritynutrition.com/garcinia-cambogia-extract/ For other weight loss supplements see http://tinyurl.com/j2kf6m9 Bottom line- no substitute for diet- see comment: ...Read more

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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 weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Does weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Stress: If you try to change metabolism quickly, your body gets stressed out, and your hormones follow. Aim for one or two pounds per week, slow and steady wins the race, you can download a food diary on my webpage www.Familyhealth.Pro. ...Read more

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Can taking fluoxetine promote weight loss?

Can taking fluoxetine promote weight loss?

No Rx for Depression: This is a ssri marketed for depression. Look it up yourself: en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fluoxetine, rxlist.Com/prozac-drug.Htm, with no clinical trials supporting a body fat loss response. On the other hand, people respond differently. Best for body fat loss is cut out carbs/sugar. Study: big fat lies, stossel debunking food myths, how the government makes you fat, science for smart people, dietdoctor, . ...Read more

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Wanna reduce weight fast...

Wanna reduce weight fast...

See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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At 340lbs how fast can I safely lose weight. Is adding hydroxycut every few months to accelerate weight loss safe?

At 340lbs how fast can I safely lose weight. Is adding hydroxycut every few months to accelerate weight loss safe?

Weight loss: Food and drug administration is warning consumers to stop using hydroxycut products. Some are associated with serious liver injuries. Iovate has agreed to recall hydroxycut products from the market. You can lose weight as quickly as you want by reducing your intake and increasing your exercise at the same time. It takes will power, and you should be proud that you are going to try hard. Good luck. ...Read more

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I weight 245 pounds is phendimetrazine safe and effective weight loss pill?

I weight 245 pounds is phendimetrazine safe and effective weight loss pill?

Largely No, Neither: Most Rx & OTC Wt products not good. Victoza (liraglutide) +/- Symlin can help. Body is constantly tearing itself down, thus ?ing body mass/wt. If we eat less than this, wt goes down. Thus weigh daily to 0.1 lb, after up & commode, record & review previous day to see what does/does not works. Building muscle mass really helps. Study comment: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1319908 & my other answers. ...Read more

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Does phen375 weight loss pills really work to lose weight fast?

Does phen375 weight loss pills really work to lose weight fast?

Dangerous: Phentermine is a stimulant like methamphetamine. It is addictive, cause irritability, anxiety, sweating, tremor, insomnia and dry mouth. More importantly it increases blood pressure and heart rate. A similar drug called Meridia was withdrawn by the fda after it was shown to cause heart attack and strokes. Unfortunately, the modest weight loss with Phentermine and tenuate is not worth the risks. ...Read more

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How can energy balance effect weight loss or weight gain.?

How can  energy balance effect weight loss or weight gain.?

BMR: BMR is the rate your body burns calories to maintain self. To loose weight, you have to stay under this number. You calculate your daily caloric intake and once you go beyond your bmr, energy is stored. If you exercise you expend calories. So if you walk an hour a day at brisk pace, you may burn 300 calories. This would help you loose weight by staying under your bmr. I hope this helped! ...Read more

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Can boiled peanuts cause rapid weight gain?

Can boiled peanuts cause rapid weight gain?

See below: Any food can cause weight gain, if you eat enough calories. But, boiled peanuts are not a specific risk for weight gain. ...Read more

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I am planning to loose body weight with healthy fruits diet. Will weight loss cause hairfall?

I am planning to loose body weight with healthy fruits diet. Will weight loss cause hairfall?

Healthy diet: will not lead to hair loss. For best and safest results see your doctor for a food plan that meets your needs. Ask about exercise plan also. Low fat diet is NOT the way to go and fruits only will cause blood sugar and mood fluctuations. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Will gaining weight make facial wrinkles caused by rapid weight loss go away?

Will gaining weight make facial wrinkles caused by rapid weight loss go away?

See below: You will gain weight in your face, which may make the wrinkles less noticeable. However, that is not a reason to gain weight. Being overweight and obese can have more serious complications than wrinkles. ...Read more

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Can pcos cause rapid weight gain?

Can pcos cause rapid weight gain?

Yes: It is good to work hard on losing weight to help improve your symptoms . You m.D may consider using glucophage (metformin) which will also help in reducing Insulin resistance. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I maximise fat loss while minimizing muscle loss?

How can I maximise fat loss while minimizing muscle loss?

Get 2 a health club : get together with an AT-C & work out an e exercise program that includes a balanced diet & weight lifting 1 day & cardio the next & so on U will loose fat & gain muscle. Ur weight may not decrease but U will look toned, feel better about Ur self. Ur diet must be calorie deficient, cals in need 2 B ...Read more

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I'm over weight person. I want loos weight quick?

I'm over weight person. I want loos weight quick?

Weight reduction: The best approach is to have at least one consultation with a registered dietitian at your local hospital. She/he will determine your ideal weight, critique your current eating habits and outline a personal diet with the proper amount of daily calories taking into consideration your level of physical activity. This causes gradual loss of fat and avoids crash dieting which doesn't last. ...Read more

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Could garcinia cambogia help tighten skin after the weight loss?

Could garcinia cambogia help tighten skin after the weight loss?

No: Unfortunately, significant weight loss often leaves a person with excess skin. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise program will help you keep the weight off, but to eliminate significant excess skin, surgery is often the only solution. I applaud your success and hope you won't waste your money on supplements. Keep up the good work. ...Read more

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Does Lipozene weight loss drug cause rapiod heart beat?

Does Lipozene weight loss drug cause rapiod heart beat?

No: Lipozene is a dietary fiber supplement. Taking it is equivalent to eating a bowl of All-Bran. It does not cause rapid heart beat. However, paroxysmal atrial tachycardia is a very common entity. IF you're frequently troubled with it, see your doc for an accurate dx. PS, dieting can cause low potassium which increases the incidence of all cardiac arrhythmias - get your electrolytes checked! ...Read more

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