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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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Im always hungry and i don't want to exercise. But i want to lose ten pounds. Whats the best, quickest, and healthiest way to lose weight.

Im always hungry and i don't want to exercise. But i want to lose ten pounds. Whats the best, quickest, and healthiest way to lose weight.

Craving vs hunger: Make sure your hunger is true hunger first. If you say you are hungry, but your stomach isn't grumbling or growling, you aren't hungry, you are craving. The purest way to know if you are truly hungry is to talk to your stomach first and see if it is grumbling gnawing or growling. Consult physician or registered dietitian to determine basal metabolic rate and see best weight loss strategy for you. ...Read more

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Girl.6.Obese,always hungry,sweats profusely,body odor,chronic cough,very active but doesn't lose weight. Dark circles under eyes.Sleep problems.Ideas?

Girl.6.Obese,always hungry,sweats profusely,body odor,chronic cough,very active but doesn't lose weight. Dark circles under eyes.Sleep problems.Ideas?

Pediatrician: Evaluation, might need to be evaluated as well by an endocrinologist for her obesity problem, and an allergist for the chronic cough and the ? Allergic shiners (dark circles under eyes), check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist/immunologist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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I want to lose weight and I am breastfeeding, if i ate less rice, does the milk supply also decrease?

I want to lose weight and I am breastfeeding, if i ate less rice, does the milk supply also decrease?

No: Eating less rice shouldn't change the breast milk flow. White rice is plain carbohydrate (carbs), so eating a lot of rice isn't healthy anyway. A woman can lose weight while breastfeeding if she eats fewer calories per day than is needed for her personal needs plus for the production of breast milk. ...Read more

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I weigh 138 (5'2'') and am breastfeeding a toddler. I want to lose weight without drying up my milk. What's the lowest caloric intake i can aim for?

I weigh 138 (5'2'') and am breastfeeding a  toddler. I want to lose weight without drying up my milk. What's the lowest caloric intake i can aim for?

Breastfeeding is...: ...The best way to lose weight! you transfer hundreds of calories to your baby daily by nursing. Combine that with a good diet and exercise and you will achieve your fitness goals. It's best not to concentrate on limiting caloric intake as this can lead to poor nutrition and health for you and your baby. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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Will breastfeeding help me lose weight?

Will breastfeeding help me lose weight?

Yes: Yes, yes and yes. Breast feeding will help your uterus shrink back to its normal size faster and will help you shed the pregnancy weight. Even though it's nice to lose weight, remember to eat healthfully while breast feeding - your nutrition is your baby's nutrition. So eat well, breast feed often, and watch yourself get smaller while your baby gets bigger. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight after you stopped breastfeeding?

Can you lose weight after you stopped breastfeeding?

Diet and Exercise: Depends mostly on what your diet is after stopping breastfeeding and how active you are. Breastfeeding helps loose pregnancy weight but diet still plays a major role. ...Read more

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What are things i can do to lose weight while breastfeeding?

DIET AND exercise: Eat healthy nutritious diet, prefer grilled and baked foods rather than fried foods and eat fruits and vegetables daily also do some kind of light exercise daily. ...Read more

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It's 6m after my delivery and can't lose weight . Could the breastfeeding and not having mestruation it's reason ?

It's 6m after my delivery and can't lose weight . Could the breastfeeding and not having mestruation  it's reason ?

No: Weight loss is essentially a formula of calories in being less than calories used. Breastfeeding consumes a lot of calories, so that actually helps most women lose weight. Occasionally certain medical causes make it difficult to lose weight. ...Read more

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Is there any pills to lose weight while breastfeeding, if not what is the most efficient way. Also I have thyroid as well?

Is there any pills to lose weight while breastfeeding, if not what is the most efficient way. Also I have thyroid as well?

The old fashioned: way (: But would keep you pace slow & steady regarding weight loss. 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 ...Read more

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Does breastfeeding help women lose weight?

Does breastfeeding help women lose weight?

Yes: Breastfeeding women burn a significant amount of calories, up to 600 per day more than those who do not breastfeed. Six hundred calories is the equivalent of jumping rope for almost an entire hour, so you can imagine that this would be helpful in weight loss. However, weight loss is variable among breastfeeding mothers & everyone will not see a significant weight change simply from breastfeeding. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight while breastfeeding?

How can I lose weight while breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding: You will already lose weight more quickly if you are breastfeeding. Don't try too hard to lose weight though - you need to take in enough to provide for both yourself and your baby. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


Always Hungry (Definition)

Always hungry is a symptom in which a person has a big appetite and seems to be hungry soon after eating. Active, growing teenagers may seem "always hungry" because they need more ...Read more