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Is weight loss surgery effective?

Is weight loss surgery effective?

Yes if you work it: I have seen people do very well after weight loss surgery. It takes few months after surgery for results to show it is not dramatic the weight loss. But keep tonifying the body and with weight loss make sure you manage nutritional needs simultaneously. ...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 weight loss cure PCOS?

Can weight loss cure PCOS?

PCOS: Yes, weight loss may help. It is hypothesized that insulin resistance is a key factor as people with metabolic syndrome are twice as likely to have this. ...Read more

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Which extreme weight loss methods?

Which extreme weight loss methods?

Wt loss: Starvation, laxatives, diuretics, induction of vomiting, etc.. These are not the right ways to lose weight. ...Read more

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Does weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Does weight loss shakes (such as rapid weight loss diet and weight loss shakes) effect my birth control pills?

Stress: If you try to change metabolism quickly, your body gets stressed out, and your hormones follow. Aim for one or two pounds per week, slow and steady wins the race, you can download a food diary on my webpage www.Familyhealth.Pro. ...Read more

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Which weight lose surgery cause faster weight loss--band, other ?

Which weight lose surgery cause faster weight loss--band, other ?

Gastric Bypass: Gastric bypass tends to cause the most rapid weight loss of the most common bariatric or weight loss surgeries. Still, if you don't correct poor eating habits, you may gain the weight back after surgery. ...Read more

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Is anti-oxident causes weight gain or weight loss?

Weight loss: The role of antioxidants play in weight loss is that they provide the body with the nutritional support it needs to keep it strong and energized during the fat burning process. ...Read more

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Wt is the best and fastest weight loss diet?

Wt is the best and fastest weight loss diet?

Healthy weight loss: The absolute best way to lose weight is and always will be lifestyle choices, diet and exercise. You should: 1) track what you eat, try to calculate how many calories you eat per day and slowly try to decrease that number 2) start a manageable, consistent workout regiment (working out 30 -45 min/day for 4 days) 3) make sure you are managing your stress 4) plenty of sleep - 7 to 8 hours. ...Read more

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How does Ayurvedic weight loss differ from other weight loss programs?

How does Ayurvedic weight loss differ from other weight loss programs?

Different approach: Ayurveda believes there are different body types. Ayurveda approaches weight loss and fat reduction by providing guidelines for all dimensions of your being. There are 3 category - vada (digestion off), pitta (bile issues), kabba (low metabolism) and there are 5 layers for the body - so ayurveda address where the problem is according to body types (called dosa). ...Read more

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Is dieting necessary for weight loss?

Is dieting necessary for weight loss?

Depends on: What definition you use for "dieting". In reality, you'll need to optimize your diet, which means portion control(and thus calorie control - which some will say is "dieting") and choosing healthy food stuffs(like colorful veggies, fruits, lean proteins and healthy fats). ...Read more

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Suggested diets for weight loss?

Suggested diets for weight loss?

Weight loss: The basics for starters: increase activity and decrease intake. I realize this is easier said than done. I recently lost 25 pounds with help of Jenny Craig, but any of the top programs have shown to be helpful. I also took another product that helped me. I am making long term dietary changes but sometimes a "jump start" helps. check the following site out: http://mymannapages.com/esuite/home/DrStu ...Read more

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Weight lost weight the best diet?

Weight lost weight the best diet?

Too many..: There are so many effective diets that you must find the one that takes in fewer calories than you expend in a day, contains proper percentages of carbohydrates, protein and fat (60-40-20 is target), and that you can follow long term. Don't forget aerobic(cardio-pulmonary) exercise. ...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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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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Whats the best weight loss program?

Whats 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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How can energy balance effect weight loss or weight gain.?

How can  energy balance effect weight loss or weight gain.?

BMR: BMR is the rate your body burns calories to maintain self. To loose weight, you have to stay under this number. You calculate your daily caloric intake and once you go beyond your bmr, energy is stored. If you exercise you expend calories. So if you walk an hour a day at brisk pace, you may burn 300 calories. This would help you loose weight by staying under your bmr. I hope this helped! ...Read more

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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