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Dr. Steven Watry
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Weight Management Programs (Overview)

Weight management programs are designed to promote and support weight loss efforts.


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Does the weight watchers program work?

Does the weight watchers program work?

It can: Almost all dietary programs work to help you lose weight. The programs start with extra degrees of encouragement and motivation and this is how weight watchers also works. The problem with all dietary programs is sticking to it over time. Most who lose weight, will gain it back unless they have superior will power and self control. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Watry
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Weight Management Programs (Overview)

Weight management programs are designed to promote and support weight loss efforts.


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I'm looking for professional weight training programs?

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I'm looking for professional weight training programs?

Joint fitness center: Most gyms have trainers on staff and provide free instruction including establishing a custom program to meet your goals. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is Pilates helpful for weight management?

Is Pilates helpful for weight management?

Absolutely!!: Pilates has advantages by increasing core strength, stretching, raising heart rate, not being as hard on joints as running for some, is calming, builds lean muscle and can be enjoyable! i call that one of the ultimate exercises! ...Read more

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Daily program diet for losing weight?

Daily program diet for losing weight?

Many options!: If you want a program that works and has meals pre-made for you so you don't have to measure and track calories, I would try Take Shape for Life. I, myself, used this program and lost 60 lb which has stayed off for 5 years. If that's not appealing, then look at www.myfitnesspal.com for ideas. A great book to read on permanent weight control: Dr. A's Habits of Health by Dr. Wayne Scott Anderson ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Visit your primary care physician to check your general health
Yearly
Drink half your weight in ounces of water
Daily
Consult a nutritionist if you're unsure of healthy food choices
Once
Eat on a regular basis (3 meals, 2 snacks) to avoid excessive hunger
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Is the medfast weight loss program a healthy approach to dieting?

Is the medfast weight loss program a healthy approach to dieting?

Another program: Weight loss program works provided it fits your personality and medical issues. All weight loss program works to a certain extent but the ongoing lifestyle management and stress management is upto you. ...Read more

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Is weight watchers the most successful program?

Is weight watchers the most successful program?

No: The best program is the one that you can stick with and change behavior. Tips: make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. choose whole grains & limit refined grains. pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture for weight loss work?

Does acupuncture for weight loss work?

Yes: Ask my patients. I work mainly with an active duty military population who can loss their career if over-weight. I have quite a few patients whom i see weekly - who have lost between 25 to 40 pounds. But - you need to be physically active, ensure that calories burned exceed calories in and have a healthful lifestyle. The needles simply help to suppress appetite (esp. Junk carbohydrates). ...Read more

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I'm gaining weight despite adopting a diet plan and exercise.

I'm gaining weight despite adopting a diet plan and exercise.

Track calories & exe: Track calories & exercise. Decrease total calories you consume and increase exercise to lose weight. Good app for tracking diet and exercise is "my fitness pal". ...Read more

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Is the lighter life weight management program dangerous?

Is the lighter life weight management program dangerous?

It looks safe: From reviewing the descriptions of their different weight loss programmes they basically use low calorie diets for overweight (bmi 25-30) and very low calorie diets for obese individuals (bmi 30-35) both with monitoring of your primary care physician and the programmes' weight loss counselors. For most healthy people this diet plan is safe when monitored by a doctor. ...Read more

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What are the ways that chiropractic weight loss programs work?

What are the ways that chiropractic weight loss programs work?

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

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Any 30-day diet food programs for rapid weight loss?

Any 30-day diet food programs for rapid weight loss?

No safe ones: Crash diets can produce rapid weight loss but often are lacking in essential nutrients. Also because they are so restrictive, they lower your metabolic rate, so when you stop the diet (and you will because they are not sustainable) you regain the weight. Slow steady weight loss using a diet you can live on is better. ...Read more

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Ultimate weight loss plans out there for morbidly obese women?

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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Docs, what's a good exercise program for seniors interested in weight loss and general fitness?

Docs, what's a good exercise program for seniors interested in weight loss and general fitness?

Walk: A good exercise program for seniors is walking. Start slow in distance and pace and gradually increase both over a period of weeks to avoid overuse injuries.Remember to stretch hamstrings, quads, and calf muscles before and after u walk. Adding some basic sit- ups and push-ups to this will add core and upper body strength. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Is the weight watchers program safe and effective for the morbidly obese?

Is the weight watchers program safe and effective for the morbidly obese?

Yes.: Virtually any weight loss program will result in weight loss for someone who is morbidly obese over the short term. This could include something as easy as tracking calories, walking more or as elaborate as getting a personal trainer/chef or joining a health club or weight watchers program. The most important thing to consider is whether the weight loss will be sustainable over the long run. ...Read more

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Are diet pills effective weight loss tools?

Are diet pills effective weight loss tools?

Probably not: 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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How can weight watchers work?

How can  weight watchers work?

Better eating habits: Weight watchers' core approach is to assist members in losing weight by forming helpful habits, eating smarter, getting more exercise and providing support. To lose weight focus on decreasing calories, increasing exercise, getting adequate rest. ...Read more

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Which weight loss program is good for diabetics?

Which weight loss program is good for diabetics?

Healthy diets: Any diets that promote healthy eating, gradual weight loss (regimen that you can maintain for life instead of just the short period of time while you are on the diet), and include some form of exercise are "good for diebetics.". ...Read more

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Doctor recommended and most effective weight loss program that really work?

Doctor recommended and most effective weight loss program that really work?

Weight loss: All the diet plans work for a short term. The key to long term effectiveness is if the plan teaches you how to eat. Any diet that prohibits you from eating certain foods (like carbs) will not allow you to be compliant long term. The best one consistently rated the best by doctors is weight watchers. ...Read more

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Is the lighter life weight management program dangerous?

It looks safe: From reviewing the descriptions of their different weight loss programmes they basically use low calorie diets for overweight (bmi 25-30) and very low calorie diets for obese individuals (bmi 30-35) both with monitoring of your primary care physician and the programmes' weight loss counselors. For most healthy people this diet plan is safe when monitored by a doctor. ...Read more

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What should we do control our weight management?

Low glycemic diet : The healthiest diet is a low glycemic diet. There is also evidence that adequate sleep, vitamin d and the proper probiotics contribute to maintaining normal weight. Exercise is important, and you can start slow; just take a walk every day. Keep stress low as stress hormones can contribute to being overweight. Drink enough water; sometimes the body confuses hunger with thirst. ...Read more

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What are the guidelines for healthy weight management?

What are the guidelines for healthy weight management?

Good Diet & Exercise: Diet and exercise are the keys to weight management programs. However, 95% of the program is selecting the correct diet. Low fat diets are only partially effective and for only about 30% of the population. Low carbohydrate diets are the most effective for long term weight loss and management. Adding an appropriate exercise routine including resistance and cardiovascular training is essential. ...Read more

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Could honey help in weight management?

Could honey help in weight management?

I WOUDLNT BET ON IT: HONEY IS A MIXTURE OF SUGAR AND OTHER COMPOUNDS. IT DOES HAVE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND ANTI-BACTERIAL PROPERTIES TO IT. HOWEVER, TAKEN ALONE IT CAN CAUSE A SPIKE IN YOUR SUGAR LEVEL AND CAUSE YOU TO GAIN WEIGHT. I ADVISE MY PATIENTS TO MAINTIN A LOW-GLYCEMIC DIET, EXERCISE FOR 60 MINS/DAY 4-5 DAYS/WEEK. MINIMAL ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION, 7-9 HRS/SLEEP, AND KEEP STRESS AT BAY. ...Read more

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Is Pilates helpful for weight management?

Absolutely!!: Pilates has advantages by increasing core strength, stretching, raising heart rate, not being as hard on joints as running for some, is calming, builds lean muscle and can be enjoyable! i call that one of the ultimate exercises! ...Read more

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Can honey be helpful in weight management?

Can honey be helpful in weight management?

Calorie...: Is a calorie is a calorie... Even though honey is a more natural sweetener - it stills has calories that have to be counted when restricting calories for weight loss. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the role of leptin in weight management?

Inhibits appettite: Leptin hormone tells your brain that you are full and do not need to eat anymore. ...Read more

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How can fruits and veggies help with weight management?

Fiber/nutrition: Main advantage is giving the body what it needs nutritionally for metabolism. If you also substitute fast food/ preservative laden foods/ sugary starches and simpler carbs for veg-fruits your calories will decrease but more importantly your nutrition is much greater! ...Read more

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Are naturopathic weight management tablets healthy to take?

Are naturopathic weight management tablets healthy to take?

No proven value: Naturopaths peddle potions that are made under unregulated conditions with no guarantee of potency, composition or purity. Many contain adulterants that can be dangerous or toxic and most are useless fillers. There are no clinical trials of these products. Save your money and work with your regular physician and a good exercise therapist. ...Read more

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What are some good (safe) herbal weight management options?

What are some good (safe) herbal weight management options?

Herbal Weight Mgmt: Herbs that improve your glucose and Insulin metabolism, lower your cortisol surges, and boost your basal metabolism can all help with weight management. Cinnamon, bitter melon, fenugreek, sylvestre, green tea, and ashwaganda are all potentially helpful. ...Read more

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What is the difference between energy balance and weight management?

Totally different: One has to do with activity and the other is a static state. ...Read more

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Is resistance training an important part of a weight management routine?

Is resistance training an important part of a weight management routine?

It can: Exercising large areas of muscles like the glutes promotes higher return in caloric burning as well as better structural support for surrounding bones and tissues. ...Read more

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Does it a good strategy to lose five pounds in the first week of a weight management plan?

Does it a good strategy to lose five pounds in the first week of a weight management plan?

No: Healthy weight loss is generally considered to be weight lost at a rate of about 1 - 2 pounds/week. Weight is easier to keep off when lost at a slow and steady rate using a healthy diet and exercise regimen that can be sustained as a lifestyle, rather than a crash diet. The best diet is one that you can stay on and maintain for life. ...Read more

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Is weight management vital to good health?

Absolutely!: Aside from quitting smoking, it's one the more important thing you can do to improve your overall health. ...Read more

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Are amway weight management products effective?

Healthtap doctors: Are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more

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What is the role of physical activity in weight management?

What is the role of physical activity in weight management?

Exercise and Weight : Generally speaking when trying to change your shape you should use exercise for two purposes. To increase metabolism and to maintain muscle mass. It is not wise to use exercise as a weight loss tool since you can eat many more calories than you can exercise away. Lower your carb intake, eat frequent small meals or snacks and drink plenty of water. Work to keep your heart rate between 100-120 bpm. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i want some help with my weight management?

Weight Management: Weight issues are very common these days. One problem is decreased activity, but in my opinion it is mostly due to the food that we eat. For most people, it would be best to eat a low carbohydrate, moderate fat, moderate protein diet, with 8 to 10 servings of non-starchy vegetables a day. Some people have low thyroid function that contributes to weight problems. Get a medical checkup to know. ...Read more

Dr. David Wyatt
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Weight Management (Definition)

Weight management is a treatment for a person with abnormal weight (usually somebody who is too obese, but sometimes a person who is too thin). Weight management includes behavioral changes, exercise plans, changes ...Read more