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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

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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Diet pills prescription to help loose weight if ur over 50 pounds over weight?

Diet pills prescription to help loose weight if ur over 50 pounds over weight?

Diet pills: Not sure what diet pills you are referring to. Prescription weight loss medications can be helpful in any overweight patient. Over-the-counter diet pills are not recommended due to unclear effectiveness and unknown side effect profile. ...Read more

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Is rapid weight gain or slow weight gain better for Anorexic recovery? Current BMI at 17.7. Had BMI of 15 around early March...

Slow and steady: It sounds like you are making good progress. Slow weight gain will not tax your body and is more likely,to become a healthy way,of,eating. Rapid weight gain is more likely to overly tax your,body,which can be dangerous. Manage your exercise as well. Keep it moderate if you have been exercising. It is important to be followed by your doc, a nutritionist, and,therapist during,this process. ...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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Is BP 129/98 dangerous for male at age of 50 and weight 75 kgs ?

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Is BP 129/98 dangerous for male at age of 50 and weight 75 kgs ?

Not healthy: Normal blood pressure (BP) is <120/80. Hypertension (HTN) is >140 on top or >90 on bottom measured on 2 separate occasions regardless of age, gender, height & weight. BP readings inbetween normal & HTN are considered pre-hypertension which still deserves improve in lifestyle before organ damage sets in. Proper nutrition & regular exercise are useful. ...Read more

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Weight to height chart for men over 90?

Weight to height chart for men over 90?

No such thing: Even for young adults, these are subscience. At any adult age, the best weight is what looks and feels right to the person and enables them to do the things they enjoy -- hopefully including some fitness activities. An older person needs adequate muscle but fat isn't an asset. Don't target a number, target a level of fitness and function. ...Read more

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Remedies for poor digestive system? I don't gain weight at all because of some unknown reason. Weight is 50 kg, height 6 ft, age 21

Remedies for poor digestive system? I don't gain weight at all because of some unknown reason. Weight is 50 kg, height 6 ft, age 21

Under weight: This is definitely under weight and to know the cause would require afuller history.This could be due to your diet, thyroid problems, parasites, or a number of other things. You need to be seen to have this checked out. Hope this helps and you are feeling well soon. ...Read more

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Which weight loss pills are best for women?

Which weight loss pills are best for women?

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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Does the tangerine diet work for weight loss over 10 lbs?

Does the tangerine diet work for weight loss over 10 lbs?

It could: Most "diets" will work for certain amounts of weight loss, but there are problems with these fads. Often they are not reasonable to maintain weight loss and people get easily frustrated and give up on their goals, gaining the weight back quickly. The only real diet you should consider is one that involves a dedicated lifestyle change in your eating and exercise plan. ...Read more

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Unexplained weight loss of 58 pounds in 3 years. Drs found giardia. Able to gain weight when treated. Then lost weight again. No more giardias.

Unexplained weight loss of 58 pounds in 3 years. Drs found giardia. Able to gain weight when treated. Then lost weight again. No more giardias.

Weight Loss: I understand your distress. Commend yourself for concern about Health, Your weight is affected by your calorie intake, nutrient absorption, activity level and overall health. See a Physician for possible diagnosis of Coeliac Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Peptic Ulcer, Ulcerative Colitis, Hyperthyroidism; and have treatment. See a Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication for depression. ...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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Are there any recommendations for improving weight loss in perimenopausal women?

Are there any recommendations for improving weight loss in perimenopausal women?

Lean muscle: Weight loss occurs only when calories consumed is less than calories burned. Unfortunately with many calorie-restricting diets, the body thinks it is starving and the metabolic rate slows down to conserve resources. Increasing metabolic rate is much more effective. This is accomplished by increasing lean muscle. Challenge yourself, get a trainer, lift weights...It works! ...Read more

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Is the 3 day (military) diet better than doing the atkins diet for faster results and more weight loss? 14 years old 250 pounds.

Is the 3 day (military) diet better than doing the atkins diet for faster results and more weight loss? 14 years old 250 pounds.

Diet and Activity: Key is to burn more calories than you take in. Body likes to use carbohydrates (sugar/pasta/bread/potatoes) Decreasing carbohydrates helpful. Eat more lean protein like chicken, fish, nuts, beans. Avoid saturated fats (animal fats). Need some fat so plant based fats best. Vegs and fruits have fiber which reduces hunger. Lastly need exercise, 30-40 min walking 5x/wk to start. 1500-1800 cal/day ...Read more

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Can men take hCG for weight loss?

Can men take hCG for weight loss?

Not needed; no help: It is well known what works for weight loss. On your healthtap home page, just type in "lose weight" in the "ask a doctor" box, and many answered questions will be listed (there's great information in those answers). Hcg (and many other advertised magic potions) isn't needed and won't help, but will cost you money. What is known to work really does work: eat fewer calories than you use each day. ...Read more

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Can you lose 50 pounds in 4 months?

Can you lose 50 pounds in 4 months?

It depends on ur: Determination, body's metabolism and response to dieting, exercising and meds./ herbs. Best of luck! http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/dr-ozs-100-weight-loss-tips. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/11/26/herbs-and-spices.aspx#! ...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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Eat light, walk daily, gain no more weight than in pregnancy (23 lb) over lifespan. Is this a healthy lifestyle?

Eat light, walk daily, gain no more weight than in pregnancy (23 lb) over lifespan. Is this a healthy lifestyle?

Maybe: I think the keys to longevity/healthy lifestyle are understanding the major impacts: genes (30% impact on lifespan); diet; exercise; social connections; and environment (eat less, moving more). Carrying out ones self perceived abilities may extend desires to exercise. ...Read more

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A healthy food schedule for weight loss? 21 female 5^2 about 210 pounds. Weight loss goal (90 pounds) want to loose 30-40 within 2-3months

A healthy food schedule for weight loss?  21 female 5^2 about 210 pounds. Weight loss goal (90 pounds) want to loose 30-40 within 2-3months

NO!: Do not lose weight that quickly - you will get it back quickly. Lose 30-40 pounds a year, and over 2-3 years you will have your family and friends very impressed! ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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