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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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What insurance companies will cover weight loss surgery?

What insurance companies will cover weight loss surgery?

Most: Every policy is different. Some policies cover and some exclude it. Check with a local benefits person at your job. ...Read more

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Does medicare and medi-cal cover any weight loss surgery or programs?

Does medicare and medi-cal cover any weight loss surgery or programs?

Insurance benefits: Medicare typically does not cover bariatric procedures. However, the patient is encouraged to seek this answer, about coverage, payments, copays, deductibles directly from their insurance carrier. Most insurance companies have websites where you can find the answer or a number to call. ...Read more

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How can I start a jogging program for weight loss?

How can I start a jogging program for weight loss?

Cardio: For the nonrunner, a good plan is to walk before you run. And while the walk vs run muscles used are somewhat different, the goal is good cardiovascular exercise for heart rate elevation. If you can get your heart rate to at least 125 or so (a simple formula based on age but omitted here) for at least 35 to 40 minutes four times a week, that is a good start. After 2 to 4 weeks, start slow jogging. ...Read more

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What is a good weight loss program?

What is a good weight loss program?

Permanent change: Weight loss cannot be achieved in the long run without long term adjustments. Programs that make it all about 1 single thing (low fat) are usually not multidimensional approaches. A permanent lifestyle change is far more valuable in the long run (not being sedentary, changing how you eat, when and what you eat, etc). A good weight loss program is by definition personalized to you. ...Read more

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What is a good weight loss program?

What is a good weight loss program?

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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What's the best weight loss program?

What's the best weight loss program?

Body Weight Planner: When you start cutting calories, your body tries to defend its weight by slowing metabolism. NIH's Body Weight Planner approximates metabolic changes in people trying to lose weight & shows how greatly the "3500 calorie per pound" rule overestimates weight loss. "In order to keep losing weight at the rate you started, you're going to have to eat even fewer calories." Ref. Washington Post ...Read more

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Which weight loss program is the fastest?

Which weight loss program is the fastest?

Diet & exercise both: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you don't feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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How can I stick to a weight loss program?

How can I stick to a weight loss program?

Go Mobile!: You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. 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.

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What is the number one weight loss program?

What is the number one weight loss program?

THe one: That works for you and works for the rest of you life. Also, diet and exercise can be simple and inexpensive. You don't need the scams and supplements you see on tv and the internet. Just eat less and exercise more. Support programs such as weight watchers can help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can we enroll a child in a weight-loss program?

Can we enroll a child in a weight-loss program?

See below: Your child and the family can certainly be educated regarding a healthy diet and a healthy life style. That should be the first step. Following a healthy diet and getting 60 minutes a day of aerobic activity daily will result in weight loss. As far as a specific program, one maybe beneficial, however, I would discuss any program with your child's doctor. ...Read more

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Which weight loss program is the most effective?

Which weight loss program is the most effective?

Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you don't feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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What does a good weight loss program consist of?

What does a good weight loss program consist of?

Lose weight now: In order to lose weight and keep it off, you need to make a commitment to a permanent lifestyle change. Most importantly you need to commit to a more active lifestyle. No diet is permanent. Eat 75-85% of your daily calorie needs (and count them). www. Bmi-calculator. Net/bmr-calculator/ try to lose at a healthy pace of 1-2lbs per week and most importantly keep that exercise level up. Good luck! ...Read more

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How effective is udvarthana weight loss program?

How effective is udvarthana weight loss program?

Udwarthanam: This compound is reported as being good for taking care of you skin but I don't find any indication that it results on weight loss. If you are indeed losing weight with this compound are you also working hard on a good diet? ...Read more

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Does the block center have a weight loss program?

Does the block center have a weight loss program?

Yes: Yes, the block center weight loss program is a healthy plan that starts with looking for medical causes for not losing. Hormone imbalances and hypothyroidism are too common reasons. After treating the medical causes, the block center patients often find that they can lose weight safely and easily with a simple exercise and eating plan. ...Read more

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What's the best way to start a weight loss program?

Set sensible goals: Successful dieting requires that a person stick to a plan for months or years, so easier goals & small milestones are good. He must be happy with the foods he gets to eat, so severe calorie restriction is usually unsuccessful. One can cut back on calories enough to lose 1-2 pounds a week, and he will be more likely to stay with that modest type of plan. One-two pounds a week is 50-100 pounds/year! ...Read more

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How effective is the udvarthanam weight loss program?

How effective is the udvarthanam weight loss program?

Weight loss program: I am not familiar w/the weight program you mention. You need to look into their research data and. A safe and effective route is to see your doctor so he/she can clear you for a weight management program such as low carb and higher protein food plan, sometimes called a ketogenic diet. Peace and good health. Please don't forget other areas such as gentle exercise and friends. ...Read more

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Best weight loss program to lose 10 pounds in a month?

Best weight loss program to lose 10 pounds in a month?

Metabolic Balance: Metabolic balance will give results. Just do not overdo weight loss. Fast weight loss can too quickly release toxins stored in your fat and make you not feel good. ...Read more

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What are the things that make a good weight loss program?

What are the things that make a good weight loss program?

Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you don't feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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What to do if I need a fast, healthy weight loss program?

What to do if I need a fast, healthy weight loss program?

Go Mobile!: You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. 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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Anyone know what is a really good weight loss diet program?

Anyone know what is a really good weight loss diet program?

Almost any: Almost any where you take in fewer calories than you burn off. It's 3500 calories to gain or lose a pound. See a good registered dietitian. Weight watchers offers good support. Good luck. Avoid supplements, fads and the like. Don't get your information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best weight loss programs for teens?

Can you tell me what is the best weight loss programs for teens?

Behavior Change Game: You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Teens love gaming, this will improve their health!

https://itunes. Apple. Com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884? ...Read more

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Can there be any good diet weight loss program that really works?

Can there be any good diet weight loss program that really works?

Yes.: You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. 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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What's the best weight-loss home delivery program? Seattle sutton?

What's the best weight-loss home delivery program? Seattle sutton?

Wtloss home delivery: The positives about home delivery are portion control and ease of use. I imagine the companies that deal in home delivery would allow you to purchase a "sample" program to see if the food is to your taste after all, if the food is not to your liking-you will not becommitted to the program. I still advocate one"regular" type family meal per day. Please have your dr evaluate the nutritional content. ...Read more

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Can a meditation program be incorporated into a weight loss regimen?

Can a meditation program be incorporated into a weight loss regimen?

Definitely yes: Many people eat due to stress not because they're hungry, so learning stress management techniques such as meditation can be very helpful. Also, learning mindfulness techniques can help people distinguish between bodily hunger and emotional hunger. The important thing no matter what you choose is to practice -- twice a day -- and continue it even if you feel it's not yet helping. ...Read more

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For weight loss after childbirth which program really works the best?

For weight loss after childbirth which program really works the best?

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

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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. Michael Kleerekoper
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Healthcare (Definition)

Healthcare is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans. Health care is delivered by practitioners in medicine, chiropractic, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, allied health, and other care providers. It refers to the work done in providing primary care, secondary care and tertiary care, as well ...Read more