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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

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 for loosing weight ? Diet for increasing libido ?

Diet for loosing weight ?

Diet for increasing libido ?

Sexy - Libido: I don't know a specific diet for increasing libido. However, if you are overweight and lose some of that, you are likely to feel more attractive. If you feel more attractive you may feel more sexy. If you feel more sexy, it may impact your libido. Weight loss - at least 8 8 ounces glasses of water per day, 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit & reg physical activity. ...Read more

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Can exercising intensely (heavy weight lifting) daily for years with A balance diet of 1600-2300 calories cause suppression of pituitary hormones?

Can exercising intensely (heavy weight lifting) daily for years with A balance diet of 1600-2300 calories cause suppression of pituitary hormones?

No: Pituitary suppression occurs with the intake of thyroid or steroid supplements or certain other male or female hormones. I don't believe that calorie intake or level of physical exercise has any significant effect, but an endocrinologist is better qualified to advise you. ...Read more

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Doctor recommended protein shake for a weight loss diet?

Doctor recommended protein shake for a weight loss diet?

One you don't eat: They won't help you lose weight, gain muscle or anything positive, although your wallet will lose weight. Save your money, and your health. Learn to eat and exercise properly for the rest of your life. Don't get medical info from friends, tv or the internet. Adding in proten shakes just adds in extra calories, which you don't need and is hard on your kidneys. ...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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Can the tuna and water diet work for fast, dramatic weight loss?

Can the tuna and water diet work for fast, dramatic weight loss?

Unhealthy: This incredibly low carb diet is likely to lead to rapid loss of glycogen, muscle breakdown and high potential to regain weight once off the diet. Some types of tuna can have high mercury content. This is not a healthy approach to weight loss (and certainly not a permanent solution). ...Read more

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I'm on a calorie restricted diet of 1300 calories? What are some healthy lunch ideas for losing weight to take to school?

I'm on a calorie restricted diet of 1300 calories? What are some healthy lunch ideas for losing weight to take to school?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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Can a celiac eat gluten on purpose for weight loss?

Can a celiac eat gluten on purpose for weight loss?

Nope. : You risk not absorbing nutrients and even developing certain cancers. This is definitely not a good strategy! Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Losing just 10 pounds can reverse diabetic state. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884?m ...Read more

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Are high-carbohydrate diets good or bad for losing weight and weight control?

Are high-carbohydrate diets good or bad for losing weight and weight control?

Low Carb: The typical overweight person will lose weight faster on a low or no carb diet. Carbohydrates are typically broken down into sugars very fast, so they are not very good at keepin us feel full. These wide swings in blood sugar contribute to over eating and Insulin resistance. High protein diets tend to keep us feeling fuller and blood sugars more stable. ...Read more

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Do hormone supplements work for weight loss and muscle gain?

Do hormone supplements work for weight loss and muscle gain?

NO: Stay away from the quacks who to sell HCG shots or thyroid preparations - they will only make you sick. Although testosterone and growth hormone may increase muscles they do not help endurance in normal males. Talk to a real endocrinologist. If someone is pushing these products to someone who is not deficient in testosterone, growth hormone or thyroid report them to the medical board. See another. ...Read more

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Where can I find shopping list for foods for weight loss diet?

Where can I find shopping list for foods for weight loss diet?

GO TO THE: Vegetables, whole grains and fruit aisles at your local grocery store. Add a good, low fat protein source and you are done shopping! ...Read more

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Can protein shakes aid in weight loss ie: meal replacement ?

Can protein shakes aid in weight loss ie: meal replacement ?

Whole foods are best: Fresh fruits and vegetables, higher protein (shakes ok here) and lower carbs is an overall good plan. Please see your doctor first to make sure something like this is safe and health for you. A book called "Disease Proof" by David Katz offers a good plan also. Peace and good health. If using whey powder, make sure it is from free range cattle. ...Read more

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I'm a female 19 5'5 and weigh 110lbs. To maintain weight with no/little excercise what diet works. Moderate diet, zone diet, low fat/carb diet ? Help!

I'm a female 19 5'5 and weigh 110lbs. To maintain weight with no/little excercise what diet works. Moderate diet, zone diet, low fat/carb diet ? Help!

Diet: Diet is a key in weight control but when you are so close to ideal body weight you need some exercise to maintain metabolic rate and muscle mass. Otherwise your body will simply slow metabolic rate and you will not feel or perform well and may not lose weight. More lean muscle burns more calories and makes it easier to keep weight off. If you don't build muscle you may add fat when gaining. ...Read more

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Suggest me diet for weight loss ?

Suggest me diet for weight loss ?

Agree w Dr. Baker: There are many helpful weight loss programs available. For sustainable weight loss - life style change is essential. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. ...Read more

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I'm interested in loosing a tone of weight quickly how much weight would an all meat diet lose?

Not good: No one can tell you for sure but doing that will 1) introduce extra animal fat into your diet, 2) raise your cholesterol (only found in animal products), 3) deprive your body of essential nutrients not found in meat, 4) put an extra protein load on your kidneys, 5) deprive your liver and brain of sugars which are needed for metabolism. All meat diet is not a good idea. ...Read more

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Can a high carb low fat diet work for weight loss?

Can a high carb low fat diet work for weight loss?

Not well.: That would not be the best approach for most people. Balanced diet to include at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day; at least 5 servings of veggies and 4 servings of fruit per day , healthy but limited fat intake, reduced junk carbs and appropriate sources of protein is optimum. Calories burned must exceed calories in. ...Read more

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Best diet for fast PCOS weight loss? I'm exercising moderately and also on spironolactone/metformin but cannot find any luck losing weight I've tried ketogenic, vegan and low carb. I'm 19, 150 lbs, would like to be 118-120 lbs.

Best diet for fast PCOS weight loss? I'm exercising moderately and also on spironolactone/metformin but cannot find any luck losing weight I've tried ketogenic, vegan and low carb. I'm 19, 150 lbs, would like to be 118-120 lbs.

Dietician: Your best course would be to make a single appointment with a registered dietician at your local hospital. She will determine your eventual ideal weight goal, critique your eating habits and calculate your proper daily calorie intake taking into consideration your daily physical activity. A proper diet will be outlined for you. Remember that it's best to lose fat tissue at a slow,steady pace ...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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Which hgh is for weight loss for female and what other salt we can use with hgh for weight loss ?

Which hgh is for weight loss for female and what other salt we can use with hgh for weight loss  

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Hold your horses: B"sd research NOT on your side: Interest in using HGH for weight loss stems from a 1990 New England Journal of Medicine study that showed injections of synthetic HGH resulted in 8.8% gain in muscle mass and 14% loss in body fat without any change in diet or exercise. Although this study appeared to be promising, many later studies have shown no such benefit. I ...Read more

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Why can't a gain weight ? How to gain weight with a high metabolism

Why can't a gain weight ? How to gain weight with a high metabolism

If healthy, then...: Eat more healthy calories (snacks and meals) to gain weight. Choosing foods with protein and "good" fats and oils. Avoid excess amounts of simple starches and sugars. To increase muscle mass, one has to work out against resistance (with weights). This exercise will increase daily calorie needs, so one must eat more of the healthy, balanced diet he should already be on. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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