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Doctor insights on: Vitamins For Weight Loss And Appetite Suppression

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Are there vitamins and minerals that aid in weight loss or appetite suppression?

Are there vitamins and minerals that aid in weight loss or appetite suppression?

No, but take vitamin: There is not a vitamin nor mineral that helps one lose weight, but a person on a weight-loss diet should take one daily over-the-counter "multi-vitamin & minerals", in case his diet is low on a vitamin. Successful weight loss comes from a permanent change in lifestyle and eating habits. If a person eats fewer calories than he needs to live on each day, his body will burn the stored fuel (his fat). ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Are acai berry supplements effective for appetite suppression and weight loss?

Are acai berry supplements effective for appetite suppression and weight loss?

Simple answer: NO!: Don't believe all the hype about acai. All the same crazy claims were also made for hoodia, chromium, products claimed to block cortisol and a bunch of other things. If you are trying to lose some weight, keep a diet log, cut way back on potatoes, bread (of all kinds), pasta, cereal, and rice and get more exercise. Then give it some time. Don't waste your $ on these supplements. ...Read more

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Best vitamins to take for weight loss?

Best vitamins to take for weight loss?

If you're: Getting adequate nutrition, no additional vitamins are needed. If you want to take some anyway, get the cheapest generic multivitamin you can find. Don't waste your money on high priced ones with big advertising budgets. Vitamin d is always helpful, however, along with calcium if needed; fiber supplements are generally good as well. ...Read more

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Which vitamins are good to aid weight loss?

Which vitamins are good to aid weight loss?

None: The best way to lose weight is eating a healthy, low-glycemic index (lean protein sources and colorful/green vegetables, avoiding starches and beverages with calories) diet and increasing your physical activity until you can exercise for 30 minutes a day. If you do this and maintain this change you should see steady weight loss. ...Read more

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What do you think about the vitamin B12 for weight loss?

What do you think about the vitamin B12 for weight loss?

Don't bother!: There is absolutely no evidence that vitamin b 12 causes weight loss. The only reason to take B12 is in cases of a deficiency, which can result from poor absorption of B12 in the stomach or intestines or inadequate intake in the diet (vegan diets), . ...Read more

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What vitamin deficiencies could be hurting my weight loss efforts?

What vitamin deficiencies could be hurting my weight loss efforts?

Weight loss and vits: Weight balance has more to do with what you put into yourself on the one side of the equation, and what you burn up (calories) on the other side of the equation. Vitamin deficiency or excess rarely, if ever, play a part of failed weight loss. ...Read more

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What would experts say? Could a diet of only fruits, vegetables and vitamins be a healthy weight loss routine?

What would experts say? Could a diet of only fruits, vegetables and vitamins be a healthy weight loss routine?

Depends: Any fad diet is not healthy because you will simply regain the weight once you go off it. You need to find a diet that you can stick to for the rest of your life if you want to keep the weight off. A vegan diet of fruits and vegetables can be healthy as long as you get in enough protein. Typically you need nuts as well as some vitamin supplements. Good luck. ...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