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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.


Dr. Steven Watry
54 doctors shared insights

Weight Management Programs (Overview)

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


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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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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Early on, visit your primary care physician to check general health
Yearly
Drink half your weight in ounces of water
Daily
Consult a nutritionist if you're unsure of healthy food choices
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Eat on a regular basis (3 meals, 2 snacks) to avoid excessive hunger
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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?

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