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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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Can exercising 45 minutes for 5 days a week be good for a 2 lb a week weight loss?

Can exercising 45 minutes for 5 days a week be good for a 2 lb a week weight loss?

Depends on calories: Consumed each day. Track calories & exercise. Decrease total calories you consume and increase exercise to lose weight. Good app for tracking diet and exercise is "my fitness pal".

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Can i take topamax (topiramate) (50mg) for two weeks safely to assist weight loss. Was prescribed for my hemicrania but i disliked side effects with long term use.

Can i take topamax (topiramate) (50mg) for two weeks safely to assist weight loss. Was prescribed for my hemicrania but i disliked side effects with long term use.

Safe- will it work?: It is safe to use topamax (topiramate) for this, but it is not helpful for most people for weight loss. It is better as a preventer for seizures or headaches.

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Hi!! For the last week I have noticed that I'm losing weight! Now, I've been exercising and watching what I eat so so normally I'm use to the weight loss. I've lost almost 70 PDs total which is good because I was exercising before and for the last two wee

Hi!! For the last week I have noticed that I'm losing weight! Now, I've been exercising and watching what I eat so so normally I'm use to the weight loss. I've lost almost 70 PDs total which is good because I was exercising before and for the last two wee

Weight Loss: I commend you for your concern for your Physical Health, and discipline to lose 70 pounds. Feel good about your accomplishment. Respect yourself for achievements in your life. Do not push yourself to lose more weight at this time. See your Physician for Balanced Diet, type, duration and frequency of exercise;. reasons for loss of weight, stress contributing to weight loss; and Therapy. Relax!

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I have a cheat weekend every two weeks how much impact do you think that will have on my weight loss.. Usually pizza, ice cream etc?

I have a cheat weekend every two weeks how much impact do you think that will have on my weight loss.. Usually pizza, ice cream etc?

It depends...: This depends on how good your diet is the rest of the time & how much you cheat- a slice or 2 of pizza & a couple tablespoons of ice cream is a lot different than a whole pizza & a pint of ice cream. If you eat well most of the time a bit of cheating now & then should not be a big problem, but cheat in moderation! my favorite diet: http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx.

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Sir suggest me two exercise for weight loss.....

Sir suggest me two exercise for weight loss.....

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is 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.

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Are there any tips for extreme weight loss in a short amount of time, like 24 pounds in a month or two?

Are there any tips for extreme weight loss in a short amount of time, like 24 pounds in a month or two?

Fast weight loss: weight loss of 1-2 lbs/week is the typical advice. Although it may seem like slow for weight loss it's more likely to help you maintain your weight loss for the long term. if you lose a lot of weight very quickly you may not lose as much fat as you would with a modest rate of weight loss, Instead you might lose water weight or even lean tissue since it's hard to burn that many fat that fast

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What do you suggest if i would like to do one of the two, which one would be better for weight loss and why?

What do you suggest if i would like to do one of the two, which one would be better for weight loss and why?

You don't: list what the two are, so it's impossible to answer. I can tell you, however, that the only way to lose weight is to eat less and exercise more -- it's 3500 calories to the pound. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams.

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Is there a specific amount of weight loss for running two miles a day for two months?

Is there a specific amount of weight loss for running two miles a day for two months?

Depends on your size: The more you weigh, the more calories you burn for each mile of walking or running. You lose 1 lb for every 3500 calories used (and not eaten back). A general rule of thumb is 100-150 calories burned per mile walking (150-200 running). 2 miles daily for 60 days should burn 12000-24000 calories ( 3.5-7 lbs), as long as you don't make up for the exercise by eating more.

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Can stress cause unintended weight loss?In two yrs lost twelve lbs.Cant gain back..Many many tests.Drs not very concerned as off and on i gain a bit

Can stress cause unintended weight loss?In two yrs lost twelve lbs.Cant gain back..Many many tests.Drs not very concerned as off and on i gain a bit

Yes, of course: Stress and anxiety can certainly cause changes in weight. How is your appetite? I'm glad your medical tests have proven normal. You're on a fairly high dose of Alprazolam (4mg/day). Are you also working with a psychologist or other therapist on your anxiety ; stress -- developing other ways of dealing with this than medications alone? Cognitive behavioral therapy can be extremely helpful.

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Is missing two periods in a row normal with weight loss?

Is missing two periods in a row normal with weight loss?

Not "normal": But missed periods can occur with a variety of mental and physical ailments that are usually minor and temporary. Any possibility that your pregnant? That one isn't minor or temporary. If it continues, check w/your doctor.

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I am on a weight loss plan but all I lost was muscle how is that possible in two months? No working out just diet. Ate a lot of chicken.

I am on a weight loss plan but all I lost was muscle how is that possible in two months? No working out just diet. Ate a lot of chicken.

Muscle loss: If you have time I strongly recommend you go to a local training program where you will get back your muscle and enjoy your improvement. Your friends will be jealous and you will point them in the right direction to improve their physical fitness.

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Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) didnt work for weight loss with me as it was recently approved for B.E.D. Is adipex better? How do the two compare in relation to weight loss?

Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) didnt work for weight loss with me as it was recently approved for B.E.D. Is adipex better? How do the two compare in relation to weight loss?

Careful: It could help appetite loss but Cardiovascular adverse effects may be associated with phentermine (the active ingredient contained in Adipex-P) Palpitations, tachycardia, elevation of blood pressure, ischemic event have been reported. Primary pulmonary hypertension and valvular heart disease has been reported in patients taking phentermine . Is a matter of try and see but is not well studied .

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I have been on SSRI's for two years and gained 30 pounds. Diet and excersize don't help. Can I take Forskolin or another weight loss supplement?

I have been on SSRI's for two years and gained 30 pounds. Diet and excersize don't help. Can I take Forskolin or another weight loss supplement?

Your age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you!

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Pulmo TB On Myrin P Forte since 2 months Weight loss from 45KG to 43.5KG in these two months.Y em losing weight even while taking Myrin P Forte??

Pulmo TB On Myrin P Forte since 2 months
Weight loss from 45KG to 43.5KG in these two months.Y em losing weight even while taking Myrin P Forte??

Can be normal: Even though you are on antibiotics, it can take many months to treat the infection. Your body fighting the infection can cause weight loss. Weight loss can also be for other reasons. Best to discuss with your doctor. Best of luck with this. Dr R

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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