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Can herbal weight loss supplements work?

Can herbal weight loss supplements work?

Weight loss drugs: There are numerous weight loss drugs and herbal supplements on the market. However, most physicians and dieticians would recommend healthy eating and exercise over taking any type of drug (which can have side effects, especially herbal supplements that are not regulated by the fda). Weight loss comes from burning off more calories than you eat. Personally, i would not recommend herbs. ...Read more

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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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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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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

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Can the weight loss supplement refirm work?

Can the weight loss supplement refirm work?

No: Diet and exercise are the only things that work. Supplements are foreign substances - you don't know what's in them or what they will do to your body or what harm they could cause. The only thing that will lose weight is you wallet. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Which weight loss and muscle building supplements work best?

Which weight loss and muscle building supplements work best?

Eat naturally: Supplements are more of gimmicks. You can get good nutrious elements from our diet provided they are healthful. Reduce your fat intake by cutting on full fat dairy and red meats. You can get good amounts of proteins from eggs, soy products(like toffu), fish, low fat milk and nonfat yogurt. Eat ample amounts of nuts and seeds as a source of proteins and good fats. ...Read more

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Do weight loss pills actually work?

FDA approval: The 4 drugs currently approved for weight loss by the fda have been shown to be effective over placebo in clinical trials. Phentermine (short term), orlistat, Qsymia and belviq (lorcaserin). No medication is without risks. Once you stop the drug, the weight will come back to baseline thus use them in adjunct to a sound diet and exercise program. Use them under supervision by a physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do hydroxycut weight loss pills actually work?

Do hydroxycut weight loss pills actually work?

Only if: Only if you're trying to lose weight in your wallet. Why would you take something when you don't know what's in it or whether it'll harm you -- particularly when it won't help you. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Invest in healthy nutrition, weight loss, diet, etc. ...Read more

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Help, what weight loss suppliments actually work?

Help, what weight loss suppliments actually work?

None of them: They are at best adjuncts. You need to resolve to eat only to satisfy hunger, and to rediscover the joy in exercise that you had as a teen. Nothing out of a pill bottle will do this for you. And it 's a gift you can only give yourself. ...Read more

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Do weight loss pills work in general?

Do weight loss pills work in general?

Can't rely on a pill: Over-the-counter diet pills decrease one's appetite a bit (they are related to stimulants). A person's desire to eat can be much stronger that a diet pill's power to decrease his appetite, so he will likely continue to eat too many calories. Also, diet pills don't increase one's desire to exercise. If something as simple as a diet pill actually worked, we would not have so much obesity in America. ...Read more

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What supplements aid in weight loss?

What supplements aid in weight loss?

Fiber.: Keep it simple. Including fiber with every meal keeps you full longer. You can get away with eating less food without getting hungry too quickly thereafter. Less food means fewer calories which can help you lose weight. ...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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Have scientists found weight loss supplements that actually work?

Have scientists found weight loss supplements that actually work?

Dietary Changes: Weight loss is all about calories in (diet) vs calories out (activity). The safest way to lose weight would be to make some dietary changes that would reduce your current caloric intake (portion control, liquid calories, wise snacks) and also begin some moderate exercise program (walking daily 30-45 minutes). Particular nutrients or other weight loss products play a very small role in weight loss. ...Read more

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Any good weight loss pills or drinks that actually work?

Any good weight loss pills or drinks that actually work?

Three FDA approved: fat blockers (xenical), amphetamine, and serotonin drugs. And in all, when you stop them, the weight comes back because they do not change behavior. eat less, exercise more. the psychological barriers to that closely fit with all other compulsive behaviors. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ details (in a highly tongue in cheek way) the science and practical ways to change. ...Read more

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Does phen375 weight loss pills really work to lose weight fast?

Does phen375 weight loss pills really work to lose weight fast?

Dangerous: Phentermine is a stimulant like methamphetamine. It is addictive, cause irritability, anxiety, sweating, tremor, insomnia and dry mouth. More importantly it increases blood pressure and heart rate. A similar drug called Meridia was withdrawn by the fda after it was shown to cause heart attack and strokes. Unfortunately, the modest weight loss with Phentermine and tenuate is not worth the risks. ...Read more

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Does Alli weight loss work?

Does Alli weight loss work?

Not too well: Alli is not well tolerated. Many people get cramps, gas, or diarrhea. Actually better to simply avoid high fat foods and focus on veggies, protein, grains, and fruits. ...Read more

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Could weight loss supplements be effective?

Could weight loss supplements be effective?

Only to lose $$: There are no safe and effective supplements on the internet that help with weight loss and have been scientifically evaluated. We don't even know what's in them until people taking them start to get sick or die. You don't need weight loss, you need to learn how to eat and exercise properly for the rest of your life. Check w/registered dietitian, weight watchers or other good info sources. ...Read more

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Does hoodia work for weight loss?

Does hoodia work for weight loss?

Probably not: There is no scientific information available, because there have been no scientific studies. What that generally means is, if it looks like a duck, and sounds like a duck, and walks like a duck...........In other words, quack! save your money and meet with a qualified registered dietitian. Don't get your medical information from tv and the internet. ...Read more

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Does the cb-1 weight gainer pills actually work to help gain weight?

Does the cb-1 weight gainer pills actually work to help gain weight?

Not by itself, no.: CB-! "weight gainer" will not help w/ weight gain. Get a check up to make sure there's no medical cause of or consequence to your low body weight. If you're otherwise healthy, start a regimen of weight training & adequate calorie intake (esp. protein & healthy fats). Taking a daily multi-vit. w/iron is fine, but don't waste your money on unproven supplements like CB-1. Best wishes! Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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Do weight loss pills work?

Do weight loss pills work?

No quick fix: The best program for weight loss focuses on education and provides ongoing support. Go to www.Drnewton.Tsfl.Com and spend some time looking a the take shape for life program. You can send me an email from there if you are interested in learning more about the program. I can coach you through the program. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more