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I'm on weight loss. I regularly exercise for 1.5hours and don't take faty foods. I have been suggested by trainer to take supplements. Should i opt?

I'm on weight loss. I regularly exercise for 1.5hours and don't take faty foods. I have been suggested by trainer to take supplements. Should i opt?

Weightlos supplement: During weight loss one follows a calorie restricted diet which is generally restricted in fat soluble vitamins and mineralsif diet is to be continued for more than a few weeks provision of supplements is a good idea. ...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 am on Abilify, (aripiprazole) I'd like to lose weight though. Is it best to exercise (on my cross-trainer - that is falling apart - but that's another story) in the morning or at night?

I am on Abilify, (aripiprazole) I'd like to lose weight though.
Is it best to exercise (on my cross-trainer - that is falling apart - but that's another story) in the morning or at night?

Controversy: If Abilify (aripiprazole) has resulted in metabolic changes and weight gain, then the situation with respect to time of exercise is no different compared to someone not taking Abilify (aripiprazole). Exercise studies have suggested a slight advantage to exercising on an empty stomach -- typically early morning. But it is only slight. Better to favor the time that permits you to stick to it. ...Read more

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4'11 weigh 180. Which is safer Adipex or Belviq (lorcaserin) for weight loss and to go along with a trainer and dietitian?

4'11 weigh 180. Which is safer Adipex or  Belviq (lorcaserin) for weight loss and to go along with a trainer and dietitian?

See a doctor: Both medication can have potential adverse effects. Let a doctor check you and see if one of them is a good choice for you. ...Read more

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My personal trainer told me to cut carbs including fruit to lose weight. I thought fruits would help with weight loss. Do i cut them out of my diet?

Fruit, carbs, weight: Fruit contains the sugar fructose. It promotes Insulin secretion. Insulin is a fat storage hormone. Fruit is counterproductive to wt. Loss. Most important issue for wt. Loss is avoiding sweets and starches. Avoidance will keep Insulin low and allow fat burning. Eat modest protein and lots of green veggies. Exercise. Never enough space in these boxes for me to tell whole story. Good luck. ...Read more

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My personal trainer told me to cut carbs including fruit to lose weight. I thought fruits would help with weight loss. Is it true that I should cut it?

My personal trainer told me to cut carbs including fruit to lose weight. I thought fruits would help with weight loss. Is it true that I should cut it?

Trainer's wrong: Eat a healthy well-balanced diet, just eat less than you burn off. There's no magic food. You don't want to restrict or increase any of the three: protein, carbohydrate or fat, as all have important functions. Personal trainers generally don't have any formal nutritional education; that's why their trainers, not dietitians. See a dietitian for more expert advice. ...Read more

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Is it effective to lose weight via elliptical trainer?

Is it effective to lose weight via elliptical trainer?

Yes with good diet: From an exercise perspective an elliptical trainer is an excellent opportunity for burning calories and enhancing cardiovascular fitness. Optimal weight loss will benefit from a diet that focuses on eating a health variety of lean protein, healthy fats, fresh fruits and vegetables, and restricting processed carbohydrates, refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup, . ...Read more

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What help me to lose weight without buying any special foods or a personal trainer?

What help me to lose weight without buying any special foods or a personal trainer?

See below: Reduce carbs, stop soda and sugar, increase protein, exercise at least 15 minutes cardio , for some out tips see www.Weighstation.Net! ...Read more

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55 year old with dm2 i go to gym 2 days a week with trainer try and eat good diet and cannot lose weight what can I do?

55 year old with dm2 i go to gym 2 days a week with trainer try and eat good diet and cannot lose weight what can I do?

Cardio: My first question would be what you mean by a good diet?.. If you type ii diabetic what is your hemoglobin a-1 c at this point in time. If you're not losing weight, there always is an answer. You have to give me more information. ...Read more

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Cant ever lose weight. Was aerobic instr., trainer, yet body stays chubby. Every photo I look fat yet I'm more active than most. Bloodwork "fine".

Cant ever lose weight. Was aerobic instr., trainer, yet body stays chubby. Every photo I look fat yet I'm more active than most. Bloodwork "fine".

Depression: I commend you for your work as Aerobic Instructor and Trainer to help many people to develop muscle strength and tone of the muscles, and increasing range of movements of their body.
Respect yourself for your WORK!
Do not focus on weight and being chubby; Focus on your journey of life of 48 years with achievements in education, relationships and personal interests.
See a Therapist for stress. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism?Lethargic all day. Dry face and heels. Always weighed 130 now 170. Worked with trainer for 3 months can't lose weight. Had levels checked, they're norm. Can I have it, though levels ok?

Hypothyroidism?Lethargic all day. Dry face and heels. Always weighed 130 now 170. Worked with trainer for 3 months can't lose weight. Had levels checked, they're norm. Can I have it, though levels ok?

When to get checked: Please get evaluated by your doc. The autoimmune hypothyroid like hashimoto can have a period of time when symptoms are present and standard thyroid labs are still normal in range. Your doc may order the auto-antibody thyroid panel. Be well. ...Read more

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Are there any person trainers specifically for children to lose weight?

Are there any person trainers specifically for children to lose weight?

Sports medicine: Before beginning a formal strength training program, a medical evaluation should be performed by a pediatrician. If indicated, a referral may be made to a sports medicine physician who is familiar with various strength training methods as well as risks and benefits in pre-adolescents and adolescents. ...Read more

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Is the best weight loss exercise brisk walking?

Is the best weight loss exercise brisk walking?

Cardio Mix: You cannot target specific areas for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio & a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, elliptical, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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If you don't have any home-exercise equipment, what is the best weight loss exercise for your hips?

If you don't have any home-exercise equipment, what is the best weight loss exercise for your hips?

See a PT: There are numerous ways in which you can condition and slim down around your hips. General aerobic exercise and muscle strengthening of the hip and buttock muscles is key. A physical therapist or athletic trainer can help you establish a dedicated home exercise program that you can do at home without any equipment. ...Read more

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What types of exercise are best for weight loss?

What types of exercise are best for weight loss?

Cutting calories: It's a good idea to exercise whether or not you need to lose weight. Exercising probably won't help you lose weight, but once you've lost it, exercising will help keep the weight off -- which is the ultimate goal. Physical activity guidelines for americans recommend that adults do 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity (like brisk walking) 5 days a week. To keep weight off more is better. ...Read more

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What is the best exercise for optimum weight loss? Cardio?

What is the best exercise for optimum weight loss? Cardio?

Mix it Up!!: 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. Consider running, > ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best weight loss pill no exercise?

Can you tell me what is the best weight loss pill no exercise?

Weight Loss: I can’t personally make recommendations for weight loss products but the following are FDA approved: Alli, Xenical (orlistat),Meridia (sibutramine), Adipex-P (phentermine) and Sanorex (mazindol). ...Read more

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Really need to lose weight but limited exercise wise due to ailments, what's the best weight loss pill to help start me off?

Really need to lose weight but limited exercise wise due to ailments, what's the best weight loss pill to help start me off?

Review with doc: Based on your ailments you have and your overall health a professional could better help you come up with the best weight loss plan for you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best exercise and diet for weight loss?

Can you tell me what is the best exercise and diet for weight loss?

Ask your doc first: Everyone is different and has different tolerances for exercise and diet. Portion control is the best long term diet strategy. I usually have people multiply their ideal body weight by 12 and that's on average how many calories they should eat daily from then on to get and maintain that weight. Then I recommend high intensity exercise, if the patient is able, since that builds the most muscle. ...Read more

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I've been doing some exercise for weight loss and was wondering when is the best time to do those exercises?

I've been doing some exercise for weight loss and was wondering when is the best time to do those exercises?

No specific time: as long as you do them on a regular basis at least 5 days a week. You also need to eat a good balanced diet and moderate portions. ...Read more

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What s the best exercise for weight loss on the stomach and back area?

What s the best exercise for weight loss on the stomach and back area?

Some exercises help: To help the tummy look flatter, one can do exercises to build very strong abdominal muscles. It will take a lot of work, and will burn off calories. One must not eat more calories than she burns off, or she cannot lose weight. Helpful weight loss foods are natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Avoid sugars and simple carbohydrates, to help prevent "central obesity." ...Read more

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Best diet or lifestyle changes for quick weight loss without exercise due to recent surgery?

Best diet or lifestyle changes for quick weight loss without exercise due to recent surgery?

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. Go easy on the exercise and build slowly.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884?m ...Read more

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What is the best prescription weight loss medicine and why? Using it only as a starting point coupled with diet and exercise. Sometimes the first step is the hardest.

What is the best prescription weight loss medicine and why? Using it only as a starting point coupled with diet and exercise. Sometimes the first step is the hardest.

Complicated question: Unfortunately, there are no great options. Many meds have been taken off the market for safety concerns. The few that are left have their own side effect profile (cardiovascular risk, potential for addiction) and most studies show that the weight is regained after the medicine is stopped. The fda approved a new med recently - lorcaserin - but they are requiring more safety data. ...Read more

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I've read here exercise 90 min a day, AND do NOT exercise more than 60. Which is best for moderate weight loss, and health. Tried both. Get dizzy w/90?

I've read here exercise 90 min a day, AND do NOT exercise more than 60. Which is best for moderate weight loss, and health. Tried both. Get dizzy w/90?

Exercise for 60: minutes is good. Beyond that, depending on what exercise you are doing, creates higher risk of joint damage showing up later in life. Cross train w/low impact exercise such as swimming if possible. Power walk and run alternately. Peace and good health. Check w/your doc and consider low carb food plan. ...Read more

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I know that diet & exercise for slow healthy weight loss is best, but is there a fast healthy diet for the holidays? I'm looking at "the digest diet" book or atkins.

I know that diet & exercise for slow healthy weight loss is best, but is there a fast healthy diet for the holidays? I'm looking at "the digest diet" book or atkins.

Diet wrong term!: You mean life-style change. For people with an apple build, nothing beats a low-carb/ low-glycemic index diet. For pears, low calorie, gih fiber diets are thec best. For quick weight loss, low calorie will produce short term results, but with hypocaloric weight loss, you lose one pound of muscle per three pounds of fat. It becomes harder to get back the muscle and keep of the fat. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more