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Hi Dr I have a problem with eating, I don’t have appetite for any food, it’s been weeks now. Should I be worried? I am losing weight too! Please help!

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I have a problem with eating, I don’t have appetite for any food, it’s been weeks now. Should I be worried? I am losing weight too! Please help!

Would need lot more: info for better answer. The water based vehicles (bodies) we inhabit are designed to store excess food as fat. Why? Fats are energy dense & do not bind water (thus minimize mass for energy stored). Eating drive is controlled from within brain/mind & poorly understood. So the big issue is what is behind "problem...eating"; integration of all the controls: emotional/life-issues+brain+body feedback. ...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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I am 18, 5'6 and weigh 214 lbs. Should I consider losing weight? If so, how much should I lose to be at s healthier weight? Am I overweight?

I am 18, 5'6 and weigh 214 lbs. Should I consider losing weight? If so, how much should I lose to be at s healthier weight? Am I overweight?

About 50 lbs. Yes.: The average 66-inch 18-year-old woman weighs about 135 pounds. Estimate that by using 105 pounds for a 60-inch (5-foot) woman, and add 5 pounds for every extra inch in height (105+30=135). Take the next 2 years to lose 2 pounds per month, by eating LESS. Exercise is good too. Avoid sugar. Avoid simple carbs. No sugared drinks. Eat LESS. Two pounds a month for 2 years is 48 pounds of weight loss. ...Read more

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Is water good for losing weight?

Is water good for losing weight?

Water: Water is important for a health metabolism with excersize and diet can be helpful. ...Read more

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Should i stress over losing weight?

Should i stress over losing weight?

No: Stressing over losing weight probably wont help you accomplish your goals. It might help to have professional help to monitor you. I wouldnt weigh myself everyday. I would try to learn nutrition from a certified professional dietician, or physician nutrition specialist. Aiming for 5-7 fruits and fresh vegetables a day- not fired, or with oil, is a good way to start your journey. ...Read more

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Does hoodia help with losing weight?

Does hoodia help with losing weight?

It depends...: It's like most things. It works for some, and not for others. Be sure you are getting the hoodia from a reputable source. The effective dose: some people only need 1, 000 to 2, 500 mg per day while others need 3, 000 to 4, 500 mg per day. I'd recommend starting at the lower dose, and then increase if necessary. You should start seeing a difference within 2wks if you are going to respond. ...Read more

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Could losing weight cure hypoglycemia?

Could losing weight cure hypoglycemia?

Losing weight: Definitely not! If you have hypoglycemia you must do everything you can, under instructions form your doctor to avoid hypoglycemia. Losing weight is not the way to "cure" hypoglycemia! You may also need a number of laboratory studies and xrays. ...Read more

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Can losing weight cause my skin to sag?

Can losing weight cause my skin to sag?

Marked or rapid : Weight loss may lead to sagging skin - especially if the person is older or doesn't exercise. ...Read more

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Could losing weight changes your life ?

If you are obese or: Overweight it could change your life in positive ways by improving self esteem and health. ...Read more

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I need help losing weight on my thighs?

I need help losing weight on my thighs?

Can not target: It is not feasible to target weight loss to a specific area of the body. If you lose weight, you will lose some from the thighs. If you must and can afford it, targeted liposuction may be a consideration. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How can I get focus about losing weight?

How can I get focus about losing weight?

Process Goal: Focus on process goal - weightloss is an outcome goal - an end result. It is important to have good method or process on how to obtain this goal - so example of process goal is to walk daily or eat vegetables. Process goals can change over time as you achieve them. ...Read more

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Does losing weight through hypnosis work?

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Yes: It is not for everyone. Unfortunate preconceptions, stereotypy, and resistance to treatment can undermine benefits. The skill of the hypnotherapist, prior positive patient either observed or actual experience, and the level of motivation are crucial. Like many treatments there may be need for booster sessions later. ...Read more

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Any tips on losing weight/staying healthy?

Any tips on losing weight/staying healthy?

Healthy: Multiple small meals, lose the carbs, starchy foods, and soda pops. Add 45 min of exercise that causes perspiration 3-4 days a week--vary muscle groups. ...Read more

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Why would water be good for losing weight?

Why would water be good for losing weight?

See details: It fills your stomach and reduces appetite and cravings. ...Read more

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Are vegetables effective for losing weight?

Are vegetables effective for losing weight?

They can be: Eating half your meal of vegetables is a highly recommended healthy eating strategy. At the end of the day, you will have to cut back on total calories to effectively lose weight - vegetables are typically bigger volume for lower calories helping you feel full while providing you with essential nutrients. Select various colored veggies and less starchy ones. See choosemyplate.Gov for tips. ...Read more

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What is the best diet plan for losing weight?

What is the best diet plan for losing weight?

HCG/epigenetics: Hcg diet is the best way to acieve weight loss and epigenetic modification is best for keeping the weight off permanently. There is a new epigenetic modifier scheduled to launch this october. You can google gamma and nuskin. ...Read more