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Will drinking water help you to lose weight?

Will drinking water help you to lose weight?

Yes - helps: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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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


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Can going vegan help you lose weight?

Can going vegan help you lose weight?

Yes: This can be a very healthy lifestyle provided that you supplement -- you will run low on B12 quickly, and may lack usable vitamin a, vitamin d, calcium, iodine, zinc, and iron. There is no magic -- the stuff that vegans eat isn't the stuff that the rest of us gorge on, so they stay thin. The other alleged benefits are hard to demonstrate scientifically as vegans tend to have other healthy habits. ...Read more

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Can Metamucil help you lose weight?

Can Metamucil help you lose weight?

Metamucil body wt.: Not really, metamucil has no role as a weight loss agent.It is prescribed to make a bulk in the stool so you dont get constipation. ...Read more

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Will skating help you lose weight?

Will skating help you lose weight?

Sure it does.: Skating is one of many aerobic activities that can be incorporated into a healthy weight loss program. ...Read more

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What would you suggest to help me lose belly fat through weight training?

What would you suggest to help me lose belly fat through weight training?

Can't!: You can tome up and strengthen core muscles of your torso, but you cannot selectively lose weight from only one area of the body. Cut your carb intake if you have an "apple" build, because there are basic metabolic differences, such that apples preferentially add weight to their torsos. ...Read more

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Can laxatives help you to lose weight?

Can laxatives help you to lose weight?

Laxatives: Using laxatives to loose weight does not work and is dangerous. Your body can become dependent on them and you may shift into an eating disorder. Please see your doctor and ask about a low carb higher protein food plan. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can drinking water help you lose weight?

Can drinking water help you lose weight?

Yes!: Especially if drunk before and with a meal. It fills you, and you eat less. Also, there may be some truth that your body must boost metabolism, if you drink "cold, " water. This is controversial, but the first statement is not. However, we all should drink two quarts per day! and it will help a diet. This question is the easiest nutritional support advice i can give! ...Read more

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Can coffee help you lose weight?

Can coffee help you lose weight?

Possibly: Coffee is a stimulant because of the caffeine; and though it may help your metabolism along; it is not without risk...Stomach upset/ulceration primarily among them. Best to check in with your doctor about the best way for you to accomplish weight loss...Low fat diet/exercise is usually a good way to go. ...Read more

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Can weight-lifting help you lose weight?

Can weight-lifting help you lose weight?

Yes: But, cardio is better..Have you seen a fat weight lifters ..Sure but not wide receivers, or long distance runers. So yes it will help but cardio , biking walking is better..Cut you sugar , decrease carbs and eat protein.See www.Weighstation.Net for help with your weight. ...Read more

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Can you please list fun exercises to lose weight?

Can you please list fun exercises to lose weight?

Daily activities: Make your daily activities more difficult - take the stairs, park further away, bike/ walk to work/ store, sit on a swiss ball/ at your desk and stand up every time you answer the phone, or lunge/ hop/ jump from place to place in your house. Things like these may seem small and silly, but the increased calorie burn can add up over time. Don't forget a healthy diet! ...Read more

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Can laxatives help you lose weight?

Can laxatives help you lose weight?

No: The effect on weight of laxatives is only an illusion. You soon gain the little weight lost as soon as your bowels are full again & you regain the body water lost. The best way to lose weight is diet and exercise. Try eliminating snacks or one meal a day or reduce meal portions by 1/4 - 1/3. Add aerobic exercises (30min - 1hr) 3-5 days a week and you will lose weight. Good luck! ...Read more

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What foods help with weight loss? And what exercises help if you want to lose only 20 to 30 pounds?

What foods help with weight loss? And what exercises help if you want to lose only 20 to 30 pounds?

Weight Loss Program: Plan to lose no more than 2 pounds per week.  have a no carb breakfast such as eggs and lowfat cottage cheese a high-protein glucose control drink, such as boost or glucerna for lunch and a low-fat dinner.  walk 6 miles or run 3 miles per week and do a muscle toning routine as shown here: http://youtu.be/aWLFAAlr_E8 ...Read more

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Will peeing help you lose weight?

Will peeing help you lose weight?

Urine and Obesity: Nope. Thus the old myth that diuretics can help is a false and dangerous myth. Urine will be expelled from your body as your kidneys do their normal function of cleaning waste from the blood. ...Read more

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Does shakes help you to lose weight?

Does shakes help you to lose weight?

Shaking body? Yes.: Drinking stuff mixed together: likely helpful for loosing $ to those selling the shakes, ingredients and machines. The "diet industry" is full of con games. Consider studying my answers. ...Read more

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Please describe a good weight loss program that will could you help me lose weight fast?

Please describe a good weight loss program that will could you help me lose weight fast?

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. Get your screens green and you win! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884 ...Read more

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Will walking help in weight loss? Please help

Will walking help in weight loss? Please help

Walking and weight: Yes, walking will help w/weight loss but it needs to be brisk walking, not simply strolling along. Start w/a physical exam w/your doc to make sure you are healthy enough to exercise. Ask him/her about a food plan such as a low carb/higher protein food plan. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight without going to the gym?

Can you lose weight without going to the gym?

Short answer, yes: Restricting caloric intake always works. It's just so hard to do. Most people do better with a balanced diet, perhaps with less carbohydrates and more protein than usual 'healthy diets' (think south beach diet or slow carb diets). You will be better off doing both the diet and exercise, especially resistance (weight lifting) training. Increase your muscle mass (even a few %) and its easier... ...Read more

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Can you please guide me to exercises that help lose weight quickly?

Can you please guide me to exercises that help lose weight quickly?

Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more