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Any tips for women for health and weight loss?

Any tips for women for health and weight loss?

Takes work: Losing weight is conceptually simple. Ingest fewer calories than you burn up. All diets are based on this principal. You can burn calories faster with an exercise program. Enlist the aid of your family doctor and a nutritionist and an exercise specialist. ...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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Can men take hCG for weight loss?

Can men take hCG for weight loss?

Not needed; no help: It is well known what works for weight loss. On your healthtap home page, just type in "lose weight" in the "ask a doctor" box, and many answered questions will be listed (there's great information in those answers). Hcg (and many other advertised magic potions) isn't needed and won't help, but will cost you money. What is known to work really does work: eat fewer calories than you use each day. ...Read more

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What diet pills would you recomend for rapid weight loss in women?

What diet pills would you recomend for rapid weight loss in women?

Rapid: Be very careful with rapid weight loss. Why not work on a 2 pound weight loss every month for a year. Do it well and you will loose even more. How about changing your diet rather than take diet pills. ...Read more

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Any tips for a woman trying to lose weight?

Any tips for a woman trying to lose weight?

Weight loss: Recommend that calories burned exceed calories in. Drinking at least 8 8 ounce glasses per day is important for both hydration and weight control. Try to get in whole foods (fiber) as well as 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Physical activity is essential. At least 8 hours of sleep per night helps. Aim for at least 30 minutes of aerobic activity at least 5 days per week ...Read more

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What are weight gaining supplements for women and/or weight gaining methods?

What are weight gaining supplements for women and/or weight gaining methods?

Fat vs fit: You may want to gain weight but not fat. Lean body mass can increase with the combination of increase caloric intake and exercise. Resistance training and weights will help you gain mass. ...Read more

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I would like some weight loss tips after pregnancy please!

I would like some weight loss tips after pregnancy please!

Go Mobile!: Congrats on a healthy baby! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Don't forget to breastfeed! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884?m ...Read more

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Which weight loss pills are best for women?

Which weight loss pills are best for women?

None: 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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Pregnancy weight gain problems. If starting out overweight and trying to lose weight, what is a guideline?

Pregnancy weight gain problems. If starting out overweight and trying to lose weight, what is a guideline?

Easy: Stop all forms of sugar, sweets, soft drinks, especially "diet"drinks. Eat natural "god made" food and drink only pure water. Obesity in america is in pandemic form because of our appaliing diet. Unfortunately, the food that we need for health is expensive, but it satisfies without "feeling full". ...Read more

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Will I gain weight in pregnancy?

Will I gain weight in pregnancy?

Yes: Weight gain during pregnancy depends on your pre-pregnancy weight. If you are normal weight, you should gain 25-35 lbs (5-10 lbs in the first 20wks of pregnancy and 1 lb/wk after that). If you are overweight, you should gain 15-25 lbs total. If you are expecting twins, you should gain 35-45 lbs total. Be careful not to gain too much weight in pregnancy. Ask your dr/cnm what is right for you. ...Read more

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Ultimate weight loss plans out there for morbidly obese women?

Consider surgery: Once obesity has become this extreme, successful weight loss by diet alone is unlikely. She would do well to ask her physician about bariatric surgery. ...Read more

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Any tips for weight loss?

Any tips for weight loss?

Diet and Exercise: The goal is to burn more calories than you consume. Watch your diet; eliminate junk food and don't over-eat. Consider liquids as well; soda, alcohol, etc. Contains lots of calories. Exercise multiple times a week. If you find an activity you really enjoy you'll be more likely to engage in that activity. Avoid fad diets that could prevent you from getting adequate nutrition. Make healthy choices! ...Read more

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How to weight loss and become pregnancy fast?

How to weight loss and become pregnancy fast?

Healthy but heavy?: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and leafy lettuce (little or no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar or simple starches. ...Read more

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How many pounds are considered a healthy weight gain during pregnancy?

How many pounds are considered a healthy weight gain during pregnancy?

Depends: It depends a lot on your pre-pregnancy weight. The average recommended is 25 - 30 pounds. More if you start out underweight and less if you start our over weight. More importantly you need to gain it by eatting a well balanced healthy diet rich in nutrients. Good luck. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am planning to loose body weight with healthy fruits diet. Will weight loss cause hairfall?

I am planning to loose body weight with healthy fruits diet. Will weight loss cause hairfall?

Healthy diet: will not lead to hair loss. For best and safest results see your doctor for a food plan that meets your needs. Ask about exercise plan also. Low fat diet is NOT the way to go and fruits only will cause blood sugar and mood fluctuations. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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For a teen what's normal weight to gain during pregnancy?

For a teen what's normal weight to gain during pregnancy?

25 -30 lbs: 2-3 lbs for full term pregnancy with vitamin supplementation. ...Read more

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Can weight loss shakes be safe for teenage girls?

Can weight loss shakes be safe for teenage girls?

Avoid if possible: First of all weight loss for teenage girls can be tricky because while they are still growing and have nutritional needs to support growth and development, many try to cut calories. Be clear if the teen really has excess weight and if so, work with a physician and or a nutritionist to safely and effectively lose weight. Diet, exercise and and healthy habits are better than shakes! ...Read more

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Weight loss tips for preteen boys?

Weight loss tips for preteen boys?

Eliminate sugar: If there is no underlying medical condition contributing to the weight, weight loss is best accomplished by avoiding foods that contain processed sugar and flour, foods rich in saturated fats such as potato chips, and by participating in any physical activity hat keeps him moving. ...Read more

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Why women out there can't lose weight despite healthy diet and exercise?

Why women out there can't lose weight despite healthy diet and exercise?

Different situations: Weight loss it s not as easy at it seems. If someone is morbid obese it is very difficult to exercise so burning calories it s almost impossible. Also lack of motivation is another reason. Healthy food is more expensive than junk food and requires time for cooking. If you want to loose 6 or 8 pounds this can be achieved with diet exercise and motivation. When you want to loose 50-60 pounds is hard. ...Read more

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How many kilos should a pregnant women gain during pregnancy?

How many kilos should a pregnant women gain during pregnancy?

Weight gain: The amount of kilos depends on starting weight in relation to height or the bmi. For instance normal weight gain is 10-14 kg. If you are overweight, the recommendation would be less and if you are underweight the recommendation would be more. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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. Amrita Dosanjh
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more