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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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Which weight loss program is good for senior men?

Which weight loss program is good for senior men?

Control-IT program: Biotics research has a researched program called control-it they found men lost 10-12 pounds per month and it is a medically supervised program. It is safer and focus on adding adaptogen, adrenal reset, detoxification anti-inflammatory products. ...Read more

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Ultimate weight loss plans out there for morbidly obese women?

Ultimate weight loss plans out there for morbidly obese women?

Consider surgery: Once obesity has become this extreme, successful weight loss by diet alone is unlikely. She would do well to ask her physician about bariatric surgery. ...Read more

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Are high-protein diets safe for weight loss?

Are high-protein diets safe for weight loss?

For most healthy people, a high-protein diet generally isn't harmful, particularly when followed for a short time: Such diets may help with weight loss by making you feel fuller. However, the risks of using a high-protein diet with carbohydrate restriction for the long term are still being studied. Several health problems may result if a high-protein diet is followed for an extended time: Some high-protein diets restrict carbohydrate intake so much that they can result in nutritional deficiencies or insufficient fiber, which can cause problems such as bad breath, headache and constipation. , Some high-protein diets include foods such as red meat and full-fat dairy products, which may increase your risk of heart disease. , A high-protein diet may worsen kidney function in people with kidney disease because your body may have trouble eliminating all the waste products of protein metabolism. . If you want to follow a high-protein diet, choose your protein wisely. Good choices include soy protein, beans, nuts, fish, skinless poultry, lean beef, pork and low-fat dairy products. Avoid processed meats. The quality of the carbohydrates (carbs) you eat is important too. Cut processed carbs from your diet, and choose carbs that are high in fiber and nutrient-dense, such as whole grains and vegetables and fruit. It's always a good idea to talk with your doctor before starting a weight-loss diet. And that's especially important in this case if you have kidney disease, diabetes or other chronic health condition. Finally, keep in mind that weight loss may be temporary, especially if you return to your previous way of eating. The best eating plan is one that you can stick to long-term. ...Read more

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Should teenagers receive weight loss surgery?

Should teenagers receive weight loss surgery?

Last resort: To prevent complications of morbid obesity. They should try everything else first--dietary modification, psychiatrist, exercise, and of course medical evaluation to exclude any medical causes. You need to weight its potential benefits v. Risks both long and short term for every surgical procedure. This is different for every person, so you need to get professional advice from your doctor. ...Read more

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Suggested diets for weight loss?

Suggested diets for weight loss?

Weight loss: The basics for starters: increase activity and decrease intake. I realize this is easier said than done. I recently lost 25 pounds with help of Jenny Craig, but any of the top programs have shown to be helpful. I also took another product that helped me. I am making long term dietary changes but sometimes a "jump start" helps. check the following site out: http://mymannapages.com/esuite/home/DrStu ...Read more

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Any 30-day diet food programs for rapid weight loss?

Any 30-day diet food programs for rapid weight loss?

No safe ones: Crash diets can produce rapid weight loss but often are lacking in essential nutrients. Also because they are so restrictive, they lower your metabolic rate, so when you stop the diet (and you will because they are not sustainable) you regain the weight. Slow steady weight loss using a diet you can live on is better. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a good exercise program for seniors interested in weight loss and general fitness?

Docs, what's a good exercise program for seniors interested in weight loss and general fitness?

Walk: A good exercise program for seniors is walking. Start slow in distance and pace and gradually increase both over a period of weeks to avoid overuse injuries.Remember to stretch hamstrings, quads, and calf muscles before and after u walk. Adding some basic sit- ups and push-ups to this will add core and upper body strength. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Daily program diet for losing weight?

Daily program diet for losing weight?

Many options!: If you want a program that works and has meals pre-made for you so you don't have to measure and track calories, I would try Take Shape for Life. I, myself, used this program and lost 60 lb which has stayed off for 5 years. If that's not appealing, then look at www.myfitnesspal.com for ideas. A great book to read on permanent weight control: Dr. A's Habits of Health by Dr. Wayne Scott Anderson ...Read more

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Can weight watchers has different plans for folks who have had weight loss surgery?

Can weight watchers has different plans for folks who have had weight loss surgery?

Weight watchers: No, they do not have specific meal plans for specific weight loss operations. However, you can use weight watchers as a way to control your eating habits after weight loss surgery. Just be aware that if you have the time, you can prepare food at home for yourself that is even healthier than weight watchers. ...Read more

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How effective are 500 calorie diets work for losing weight?

How effective are 500 calorie diets work for losing weight?

Very low: Likely unsustainable and once the intake increases the body stores many of the calories. Excersize and 4-5 small meals with a 12-1500 cal. Total intake will help the metabolism and help with weight loss. ...Read more

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Do the pills for healthy weight loss work?

Do the pills for healthy weight loss work?

No such thing: There are no weight loss pills that work and are also "healthy". Only prescription drugs work and they all have significant potential side effects. Check w/your doctor. Don't get you medical advice from tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Any good online weight loss groups?

Any good online weight loss groups?

Education and suppor: Take shape for life is probably the best program available. Go to my website www.Drnewton.Tsfl.Com and spend some time looking at things. You can send me a message from the site if you would like to discuss it more. I can be your health coach throughout the program. ...Read more

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For fat loss -weight loss- easy and home made remedies -for a vegetarian -any medicine to fast weight loss?

For fat loss -weight loss- easy and home made remedies -for a vegetarian -any medicine to fast weight loss?

No fast weight loss: Medication can be used for weight loss, but meds are not intended for fast weight loss. Recent studies show that most people who lose weight with meds will regain weight, as if they had never taken the meds, once the medication is stopped. You will need to make long term changes in your diet & exercise routine to lose weight AND keep it off. Eat veggies, protein, healthy fats. Avoid sugar! ...Read more

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Why do current recommended weight loss diets forbid dairy?

Why do current recommended weight loss diets forbid dairy?

Diets: Who told you that dairy products affect your weight? They are wrong. Please go online to "NuVal". This lists 100 food items that are either good, not so good, or bad for you. Use that to possibly alter your diet. ...Read more

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Ultimate weight loss plan for losing 35 pounds in 7 months?

Ultimate weight loss plan for losing 35 pounds in 7 months?

Difficult: To lose 35 pounds in 7 mos, at 3500 calories to the pound, you would have to burn off 625 calories a day that you didn't take in. That very very difficult for most people. That's eating a lot less or increasing your activity by more than 6 miles of walking/day. ...Read more

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Are laxatives good for weight loss?

Are laxatives good for weight loss?

No: Laxatives should not be used as a means of weight loss. They are intended to resolve constipation. The inappropriate use of laxatives may lead to dehydration, electrolyte imbalance and other health problems. If you need to lose weight, you should consult a healthcare professional to help guide you toward a healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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Is a GM (general motors) vegetarian diet recommended for weight loss?thank you in advance

Is a GM (general motors) vegetarian diet recommended for weight loss?thank you in advance

Diets=Marketing to: those already failing to correctly understand/implement what works; bigger issue is commitment to success. Lower nutritional value foods, especially not cooked, if not eaten in large amounts, e.g. above ground low-glycemic-index veggies (Not corn or some beans), do tend to correlate with loosing body fat, as does eating saturated high-fat medium-chain-triglyceride foods. Counting calories=bogus! ...Read more

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Do you think that it's proper to me to go on a diet now to lose weight when I am at third grade of senior high? Thanks!

Do you think that it's proper to me to go on a diet now to lose weight when I am at third grade of senior high? Thanks!

Yes: Hi. Yes, adopting a healthy lifestyle at your young age is always beneficial. Healthy diet, appropriate caloric intake, and regular exercise FOR LIFE is a good lifestyle to adopt while you're young, and stick with it. ?????! ...Read more

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Which weight loss program is good for senior men?

Control-IT program: Biotics research has a researched program called control-it they found men lost 10-12 pounds per month and it is a medically supervised program. It is safer and focus on adding adaptogen, adrenal reset, detoxification anti-inflammatory products. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a good exercise program for seniors interested in weight loss and general fitness?

Walk: A good exercise program for seniors is walking. Start slow in distance and pace and gradually increase both over a period of weeks to avoid overuse injuries.Remember to stretch hamstrings, quads, and calf muscles before and after u walk. Adding some basic sit- ups and push-ups to this will add core and upper body strength. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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What s the best diet for weight loss longterm?

What s the best diet for weight loss longterm?

Lifestyle: Study after study shows that short-term diets are not effective in maintaining weight loss. What you need is lifestyle changes and eat in a healthy way from now on. Fewer carbohydrates and fats along with increased reliance on vegetables will be very helpful. Activity is also important so a regular exercise program is recommended. Make healthy lifestyle changes and avoid the yo-yo dieting. ...Read more

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Suggested diets for weight loss?

Weight loss: The basics for starters: increase activity and decrease intake. I realize this is easier said than done. I recently lost 25 pounds with help of Jenny Craig, but any of the top programs have shown to be helpful. I also took another product that helped me. I am making long term dietary changes but sometimes a "jump start" helps. check the following site out: http://mymannapages.com/esuite/home/DrStu ...Read more

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What's a good weight loss diet?

What's a good weight loss diet?

Revised diet concept: The "lose 3500 calories to drop a pound" idea now is overly simplistic. Disappointing reality is that when you begin to lose weight, your metabolism slows, hormonal & neurologic changes occur. The greater the progress you make the tougher it gets to lose more pounds--your body tries to defend its weight! You have to eat even fewer calories to maintain rate of loss. Ref: Washington Post, 7/29/2015 ...Read more

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Confusion about weight loss diets?

Balanced diet: Weight loss needs caloric restriction and incease in physical activity. Eat plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits and whole grain preprations in moderations, reduce fat, especilly saturated fat intake and increase physical activity. There is no magic diet, find one that you can stick to, is balanced. And low in calories. ...Read more

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Can diet soda inhibit weight loss?

Can diet soda inhibit weight loss?

Yes and no: Substituting it for regular sugared soda might help weight loss. However, 2 studies suggest people drinking diet sodas may gain weight instead. Drink plain tap water. ...Read more

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Do detox diets really work for weight loss?

Do detox diets really work for weight loss?

No: The only thing that works for weight loss in the long term is eating less and being more physically active. Making temporary changes and then going back to usual eating habits will result in gaining back the weight you lost. Check out this site to learn about fad diets: http://www.Eatright.Org/public/. ...Read more

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Is there a good diet for rapid weight loss?

Is there a good diet for rapid weight loss?

None, really: Not even the most recently released med for weight loss is a "magic bullet". The real secret to weight loss is healthful meals (lean protein, goods fats, low glycemic index carbs, colorful fruits & veggies, whole grains), portion control (use salad/dessert plate instead of dinner plate; no refills), & exercise to burn off calories. Support groups like weight watchers can help motivation. ...Read more

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Wt is the best and fastest weight loss diet?

Wt is the best and fastest weight loss diet?

Healthy weight loss: The absolute best way to lose weight is and always will be lifestyle choices, diet and exercise. You should: 1) track what you eat, try to calculate how many calories you eat per day and slowly try to decrease that number 2) start a manageable, consistent workout regiment (working out 30 -45 min/day for 4 days) 3) make sure you are managing your stress 4) plenty of sleep - 7 to 8 hours. ...Read more

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How does coffee affect a diet or weight loss?

How does coffee affect a diet or weight loss?

Various studies: But most conclude there is no difference depending upon coffee intake. Don't believe what you hear about green coffee bean extract, however. It does nothing for weight loss. It's all about burning up more calories than you take in. Diet and exercise are the only way. ...Read more

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Please describe a good diet weight loss pill?

Please describe a good diet weight loss pill?

CLA: Conjugated lenoleic acid helps improve the feeling of fullness. Available at health food stores and is not likely to do harm like alot of the stuff perscribed by the medical profession. ...Read more

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Can drastit diet changes result in weight loss?

Yes, but...: Yes, drastic diets can result in weight loss but they are usually not the kinds of diets that can be sustained long term so people frequently gain the weight back. They are not a healthy or effective way to permanently lose weight. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good steady weight loss diet?

Can you recommend a good steady weight loss diet?

The "best" diet: Is not a diet, it's learning how to eat properly and exercise daily for the rest of your life. If you burn off 3500 calories that you don't eat, you'll lose a pound. The name on the diet doesn't matter. Eat healthy and exercise. Weight watchers and similar programs can provide good support. Stay away from fads and supplements. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Please describe a good weight loss diet for women?

Please describe a good weight loss diet for women?

Diet and exercise: 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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How much weight loss can you lose on a water diet?

Unhealthy loss: Fasting is an unhealthy and unsustainable method of weight loss which is not recommended. Any weight that is lost is from water and/or muscle mass loss, and the weight will be gained back as soon as the fast is ended. Moreover fasting can lead to serious complications such as dehydration, kidney failure and other dangerous complications. See your physician to discuss healthy ways to lose weight. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more