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Do any weight loss belts work to weight loss?

Do any weight loss belts work to weight loss?

Only more effort: The only way these coyld work is by adding extra weight to what you carry. I you work out with an 8 pound belt you'll burn more calories than if you worked out not carrying those extra eight pounds. ...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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Can wearing neoprene during exercise boost weight loss..?

Can wearing neoprene during exercise boost weight loss..?

No: All you're doing is dehydrating yourself. there is nothing that helps "Spot burning" or "Spot reductions" such as neoprene around the abdomen to reduce obesity around the belly. All they do is dehydrate you faster, and you need fluid in your body to maintain fat reduction. You can't burn fat if you are dehydrated. ...Read more

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Can a saggy body after weight loss tone with weight training exercises?Age 22 female. Also have strech marks.

Can a saggy body after weight loss tone with weight training exercises?Age 22 female. Also have strech marks.

Self-Image: I commend you for your commitment for weight loss and Training Exercises. Do not depreciate yourself by saying “saggy body”; Say, “All systems of your body are functioning well” Focus on your Inner Beauty of your qualities and achievements. Do Yoga; Feel the Wonder of muscles in action and beautiful Postures With continuous toning exercises, stretch marks will decrease. ...Read more

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Do vibrating weight loss machines work?

Do vibrating weight loss machines work?

They Don't: There is no evidence from controlled clinical trials that these machines work. If you want to lose weight you need to: 1. Do daily exercise for at least 30 minutes, at an intensity sufficient to make you short of breath (get cleared by your doc first) 2. Reduce your daily calorie intake to under 1600 for a man and 1200 for a woman. ...Read more

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Can doing yoga help lose fat and weight?

Can doing yoga help lose fat and weight?

Somewhat: Any movement can contribute to weight loss but yoga does not consume a lot of energy so while it is great for flexibility and meditation, it is not key to weight loss. Besides, your diet is the most important weight loss factor. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture for weight loss work?

Does acupuncture for weight loss work?

Yes: Ask my patients. I work mainly with an active duty military population who can loss their career if over-weight. I have quite a few patients whom i see weekly - who have lost between 25 to 40 pounds. But - you need to be physically active, ensure that calories burned exceed calories in and have a healthful lifestyle. The needles simply help to suppress appetite (esp. Junk carbohydrates). ...Read more

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Does the calorie shifting weight loss technique work?

Does the calorie shifting weight loss technique work?

It doesn't: Calorie shifting is a totally absurd and scientifically correct technique. It doesn't work, because it can't work. It's based on fad science which is totally false. Real diet restriction and exercise can work, fads don't. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Learn to eat and exercise properly so you can continue it for life. ...Read more

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Do weight loss patches help you lose weight?

Do weight loss patches help you lose weight?

An additional way: Patch will work but you would have to use additional methods too. Any one product is not effective - some patch has sea kelp which helps thyroid, some has anti- inflammatory products some have carnitine so each helps in a small way. ...Read more

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Would a compression garment help in tightening loose skin after weight loss?

Would a compression garment help in tightening loose skin after weight loss?

No: While it may give the appearance of tightening your skin under clothing, in reality only surgery can remove the excess skin.Unfortunately there will be permanent scars from this surgery. ...Read more

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Can doing sports activity in heat accelerate fat loss ?

Can doing sports activity in heat accelerate fat loss ?

No: Since the body reacts more slowly to hot weather than cold, hot benefits only if you are exposed for a long period of time. You REALLY have to stay well hydrated. So, you actually burn more calories in cold weather - tough in Brazil, I guess! If you want to burn more, you can increase your intervals, for example, with short bursts of high-intensity exercise. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Will building the leg muscles through weight training & high calorie protein diet help reduce the appearance of saggy thighs post weight loss? Age 22.

Will building the leg muscles through weight training & high calorie protein diet help reduce the appearance of saggy thighs post weight loss? Age 22.

It depends: It depends on how much weight you have lost. If it was a significant amount, the fat is lost but the skin was stretched so far that it just hangs when the fat disappears. We are talking about a hundred pounds or more that would affect this type of change. If it was 20-30 pounds, working the thigh muscles will firm and build up the muscle structures that the skin will not hang. ...Read more

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Since weight loss improves health and liposuction redues weight, will liposuction improve your health?

Since weight loss improves health and liposuction redues weight, will liposuction improve your health?

Probably not.: There is little evidence for this and large volume liposuction is more dangerous than standard cosmetic procedures. ...Read more

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Do back braces and weight lifting belts work?

Do back braces and weight lifting belts work?

No: Several studies have shown that back braces do not reduce work place injuries. However, there is evidence to show that back braces can help maintian a proper lifting posture, and therefore some workers choose to use a back brace. Wearing a back brace has not been shown to be harmful, and therefore if it provides a "feel good" effect then by all means wear it. ...Read more

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Can weight lifting really help slimming arms?

Can weight lifting really help slimming arms?

Yes: Increasing lean mass increases your basal metabolic rate, ie you'll burn more calories at rest. ...Read more

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Does body wrapping help lose weight?

Does body wrapping help lose weight?

No not really: You may loose water weight but no real change will take place in your actual body mass. To loose weight you must expend more energy than you take-in through your diet. Minimize the amount of carbohydrate (bread, soda, alcohol, pasta, potatoes, corn); maximize the amount of fiber (vegetables) and protein (lean meat, beans) in your diet. At the same time exercise (walk, run, bike, swim). ...Read more

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Will thermage or skin tightening lasers tone saggy skin on thighs post weight loss.Age 23 female.will gaining weight help?

Will thermage or skin tightening lasers tone saggy skin on thighs post weight loss.Age 23 female.will gaining weight help?

It can: There are several skin tightening treatments that could help including thermage. See a couple of docs to ask. Gaining weight will help to fill in the skin but of course it will make you heavy again! ...Read more

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Does weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Does weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Stress: If you try to change metabolism quickly, your body gets stressed out, and your hormones follow. Aim for one or two pounds per week, slow and steady wins the race, you can download a food diary on my webpage www.Familyhealth.Pro. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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