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Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,924 doctors shared insights

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 I use ketosis to lose weight?

Can I use ketosis to lose weight?

Absolutely, Best: While physicians have often associated ketosis with extremes ; unusual unhealthy conditions (usual md focus), being in ketosis between meals is normal ; staying in a chronic state of mild ketosis (burning body fat) is quite healthy ; strongly associated with healthier lipoprotein particle concentrations, low rates of diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer ; mortality. Dietdoctor, com. ...Read more

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Will you still lose weight on a very low calorie diet if you are not in ketosis?

Will you still lose weight on a very low calorie diet if you are not in ketosis?

Yes: The danger of low calorie diet that is not balanced can cause essential muscle loss - puts your gut and heart in danger, can cause electrolyte imbalance and danger of creating gall stones - so do with caution and inform your pcp about your goal so he or she can work with you. ...Read more

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Will losing weight by getting by body into ketosis adversely affect my 8 month old daughter if I am continuing to breastfeed?

Will losing weight by getting by body into ketosis adversely affect my 8 month old daughter if I am continuing to breastfeed?

You can't get your: body into ketosis, you can only generate ketones in the urine. If you went into true ketosis, you would get very ill. A ketogenic diet will lose mostly water, not true weight. Breastfeeding is not a good time to attempt significant weight loss. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Been in Ketosis to lose weight (>25 g carbs/day). Lately my heart feels like it's pounding. Heart rate/blood pressure are normal. Should I be worried?

Been in Ketosis to lose weight (>25 g carbs/day). Lately my heart feels like it's pounding. Heart rate/blood pressure are normal. Should I be worried?

How do you: know you are in ketosis? Ketones in the urine are concentrated and do not mean you are ketotic. You've probably getting dehydrated. Try eating a normal diet, but restricting calories if you're attempting to lose weight. You need a life-long program, there is no quick fix. ...Read more

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For weight loss, is it ok to eat unhealthy and sugary foods, but stay under your calorie, sugar, and fat goals?

For weight loss, is it ok to eat unhealthy and sugary foods, but stay under your calorie, sugar, and fat goals?

No!: It is never "okay" to eat an unhealthy diet. You may well lose weight on any low calorie diet, but your nutrition and your overall health with suffer if you are not making that low calorie diet balanced and complete in essential nutrients. Krista, PLEASE think long term, and not just about quick fixes! ...Read more

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In weight loss what to eat at 7 pm, I don't eat after that?

In weight loss what to eat at 7 pm, I don't eat after that?

Lite Dinner: The best approach to weight loss is said in an old adage: "Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper." First of all, eat dinner earlier, if possible. Second, make your dinner a light one, such as a salad, and not one with lots of carbohydrate (especially simple sugars or starches), or one with fats that lie in the stomach for a long time. ...Read more

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Which foods are the best to eat for maximum weight loss results?

Which foods are the best to eat for maximum weight loss results?

A diet you can do fo: A diet you can do for a lifetime. There is no trick diet or named diet worth your time. Eat mostly fruits, vegetables, dairy products, fish, lean meat. Notice that an allowed portion of lean meat is about the size of a deck of cards! Exercise and a common-sense diet over a lifetime are associated with better health, especially as you get over 60. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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. Matthew Griffin
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Ketosis (Definition)

Ketosis describes a state of increased ketone bodies in the blood stream. Ketone bodies are generated from the breakdown of lipids (fat) when there are low levels of blood sugar or cells are not able to absorb the blood sugar present, as in diabetic ketoacidosis. Some diets which limit carbohydrates cause low blood sugar and may also result in ketosis. Ketone bodies disrupt the acidity of blood and when dangerously elevated can overwhelm the buffering ability of the body and ...Read more