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Doctor insights on: Starving Yourself

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How quickly do you lose weight when starving yourself?

How quickly do you lose weight when starving yourself?

Starvation: A general rule of thumb is to loose about 1 to 1.5 pounds per week, more rapid weight loss will most likely rebound and you will gain the weight back. ...Read more

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How to keep yourself motivated?

Variation.: As humans, what keeps us motivated is variety. We need new/different challenges to keep us vital. ...Read more

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How to discipline myself to stop eating junk?

How to discipline myself to stop eating junk?

Food plan: It is important to develop a healthy food plan making sure to eat adequate amounts of healthy food thru out the day so you don't set yourself for making unhealthy choices. You should have healthy snacks easily available in small predetermined amounts and limit any "junk" or unhealthy foods to a small amount 1-2 times a week. If you eat healthy 80% of the time a dessert or snack is ok occasionally ...Read more

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Do I lose weight by starving myself?

Do I lose weight by starving myself?

Starving: Yes you will lose weight but you will not feel well. Aim at 2-4 lb. weight loss a month. Take a look at "NuVal" on the web. It lists 100 items with lower numbers on the list the less likely it is to be good for your health. In contrast, the closer to a score of 100 the happier and healthier you will be. ...Read more

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Can you seriously injure yourself doing yoga?

Can you seriously injure yourself doing yoga?

Unlikely: Its unlikely but you could fall and fracture a bone, hit your head, rupture a tendon. ...Read more

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Can making yourself throw up help you lose weight faster?

Can making yourself throw up help you lose weight faster?

Don't do it: There are so many health problems with making yourself vomit. Don't do it. If you are so concerned about your weight or the way you look that you are considering this as a weight loss technique, you should speak to your doctor. Self induced vomiting may start out as an effort to lose weight, but it can quickly spin out of control and become an enormous problem that you can't control. Don't do it. ...Read more

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How do I encourage myself to stop eating unhealthy food?

How do I encourage myself to stop eating unhealthy food?

Think carefully: Everytime you go to eat something that is unhealthy. Your willpower must overcome your cravings. ...Read more

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How to lose weight fast without starving myself?

Eat less: Than you burn off. It takes burning off 3500 calories that you don't eat to lose a pound. Try eating 250 calories less/day than you burn off with exercise. You'll lose 1/2 pound per week and 25 pounds per year without starving yourself. Fasting and/or starvation don't help long term weight loss. Learn to eat properly and exercise for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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Can forcing yourself to poop make you a bulimic?

Can forcing yourself to poop make you a bulimic?

Not by itself: Motivation is important for the diagnosis. But you can still be doing serious harm to your body even if you are not purging to make up for binge eating. If this is more than a very rare thing, see a doctor and/or a eating disorder psychotherapist to avoid bad consequences for your body and overall health. ...Read more

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How can I mentally commit myself to losing weight?

How can I mentally commit myself to losing weight?

Don't.: Don't commit to "losing weight." this is the wrong focus. Besides, if it is truly weight loss you want, just have your leg amputated. This will result in at least 30-40 lbs of weight loss. A better idea is to commit to "getting healthy." this is a much better goal, has a better sound to it, and will result in weight loss, better heart health, better mental health, etc. The key is...Exercise. ...Read more

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How do u distract yourself when you are obsessing over something?

How do u distract yourself when you are obsessing over something?

Obsessing: Obsessing can be a form of anxiety and a way of avoiding conflict in your life. It temporarily allows you focus on one situation or object taking you away from other aspects of life that in fact may be far more important to you. Get involved with other people, this can be mental vacation from yourself. Exercise to get out of your mind and into your body. Read the articles on ocd on soundmindz.Org. ...Read more

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What do you do to motivate yourself and get yourself moving when your feeling low?

What do you do to motivate yourself and get yourself moving when your feeling low?

Set a goal: That is both meaningful and reachable. Can be anything and once you achieve it, you will not feel nearly as low. Don't be too harsh on yourself if you have a hard time. Just keep trying. Can also use people around you to help you achieve the goal. It is easier when there is a partner or team to support each other. You will be surprised how many people around you face this exact same challenge. ...Read more

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How much weight can you lose a week by starving yourself?

3500CALS/1 LB: Depends on your present weight and bmr..Say for example if you need 2000 cals to maintain your weight(your bmr+clories burnt by daily activity)if you starve you will be minus 2000x7=14000 cals divide by 3500 equals 4 so you will loose 4 lbs of real body weight you can calculate similarly for other daily calories requirements for others. ...Read more

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Does binge eating and going aneorexic actually help you lose weight?

Does binge eating and going aneorexic actually help you lose weight?

Sounds like: Bulimia/anorexia nervosa. Oddly enough these two opposites often go together and are indications of serious biochemical changes in brain. Since this is potentially dangerous, you badly need local medical advice. ...Read more

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How to make yourself keep a healthy diet?

How to make yourself keep a healthy diet?

Small changes: small changes over time that are easy to follow. A fruit a day is a good starting point. Make sure every day to have at least one fruit. Also at least a serving of fresh vegetables. Make it a goal, document it, keep a log, see the results and feel good and increase your diet of healthy foods over time. Keep logging and reward yourself for a job well done. ...Read more

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How do I stop myself craving junk and eat healthy ?

How do I stop myself craving junk and eat healthy ?

Once you get junk: Food out of your system - the cravings will usually start diminishing. Have you considered drinking water when you are craving junk food ; feel a binge coming on. Are you in treatment for your bulimia? ...Read more

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How would someone stop bingeing on unhealthy junk food?

How would someone stop bingeing on unhealthy junk food?

Will power: You need to have netter food available. Do not go hungry just make better choices. Binge on carrots, binge on apples! best not to buy any junk food and best not to bring it into your home especially if you feel "weak" about eating it. Hang out with healthy people as social networks reinforce behavior, hopefully healthy behavior. ...Read more

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How do you train yourself to meditate?

How do you train yourself to meditate?

Meditation has many: physical and psychological benefits. If you have spiritual beliefs they can be enhanced also. Mindfulness meditation is a hot topic in research and therapy today and has no ties to religion. Start w/reading the writing of Jon Kabat-Zinn and view his video clips. Find a meditation teacher that fits your philosophy. If you have a mental illness get screened by a MH professional first. Peace. ...Read more

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