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What are the components to a sound weight control program?

What are the components to a sound weight control program?

Diet/exercise/group: Eating right with daily exercise and consistent group support are important for long term success. Given 2/3 of us adults are overwt, find a partner to ensure accountability and have fun while getting healthy. ...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


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Which factors in weight loss and successful weight management are the most important?

Which factors in weight loss and successful weight management are the most important?

Diet and exercise: Sorry. No magic/special info. The best answer is healthy low fat lower calorie diet with more interval cardio and light strength training. ...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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Can you take nature's measure weight control work without working out?

Can you take nature's measure weight control work without working out?

Supplements: Any supplement for weight control needs some level of exercise or physical activity to be more effective. ...Read more

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How can some "natural" weight management pills control the reviews they get?

Ringers: I would be very skeptical of reviews you might see on line, those can come from anywhere, including the brother in law of the producer. Look for scientific reviews or double blinded randomized trails, if they don't exist these reviews are called testimonials with all the validity on an infomercial. ...Read more

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Is it better to have dessert in the morning than in the evening with regard to weight control?

Weight Control: Think of food as fuel. If you pair your food with your activity then rather than store calories in fat you will tend to burn calories for work. Simple sugars are quickly available to the body so if you eat them and relax or go to sleep your body will tend to store the extra calories until you have work without food. Eating most of your calories earlier in the day to use while active is best. ...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 to eat for dinner for weight control if I only eat one meal?

Not a good idea: Not many can lose weight eating just dinner - however good your selection. As your glycogen store gets depleted during the day, your body shifts to burn alternate fuel and process your intake differently. It is best to have the more substantial meal during the day, > 9 hours before your bedtime. Have a light meal at night to avoid going to bed with a full stomach and have snacks during the day. ...Read more

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Is green tea good for weight control?

Is green tea good for weight control?

Yes: If you restrict calories, do lots of exercise. ...Read more

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Is green tea good helpful for weight control?

Possibly: Some studies have shown patients decrease weight with certain amount of green tea ingestion. This has not been approved by the fda for weight loss. If nothing else, it may be a good substitute drink for many people in place of soda. That alone will help someone lose weight. See my website for more info: www. Jhsurgery. Com. ...Read more

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What's 5-htp, and is it an implication for weight control, social anxiety, and depression?

What's 5-htp, and is it an implication for weight control, social anxiety, and depression?

No go.: 5-htp is a precursor to tryptophan the Amino Acid used to create serotonin. The national institute of health recommends not to use 5-htp until more is known. 5-htp might be unsafe. Some people who have taken it have come down with eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome (ems), a serious condition involving extreme muscle tenderness (myalgia) and blood abnormalities (eosinophilia). ...Read more

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Consistent BP of 170/80 and fastng sugar of 7.2 even after excercising weight control and eating healthy? Age 56.what not to eat?

Consistent BP of 170/80 and fastng sugar of 7.2 even after excercising weight control and eating healthy? Age 56.what not to eat?

Avoid Carbs/Sugars: Carbohydrate means all sugars, both simple & complex. Diabetes Mellitus is defined as elevated sugar, thus avoid all sugars, this includes most fruit. Instead go HFLC & study DietDoctor. Com, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, Robert Lustig. The LowFat diet (promoted by Ancel Keys & George McGovern) is Not healthy. It drives Obesity, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, elevated blood pressure, etc. ...Read more

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Are high-carbohydrate diets good or bad for losing weight and weight control?

Are high-carbohydrate diets good or bad for losing weight and weight control?

Low Carb: The typical overweight person will lose weight faster on a low or no carb diet. Carbohydrates are typically broken down into sugars very fast, so they are not very good at keepin us feel full. These wide swings in blood sugar contribute to over eating and Insulin resistance. High protein diets tend to keep us feeling fuller and blood sugars more stable. ...Read more

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Are eating complex carbohydrates better for weight control than simple carbohydrates like rice?

Are eating complex carbohydrates better for weight control than simple carbohydrates like rice?

Carb Quandry: Some "complex" carbs (brown rice, whole wheat) are metabolized slowly and are better for weight management but ultimately if you consume more calories than you need you will gain weight. Reduce all carbs, especially simple carbs (white bread, rice or pasta). Eat frequent (6) small meals a day. Exercise vigorously for about 150 min a week, drink plenty (60 oz) of water and get 8 hours of good sleep. ...Read more

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Why do people say get a psychiatrist for weight control? Aren't psychologists trained to help change behavior?

Why do people say get a psychiatrist for weight control? Aren't psychologists trained to help change behavior?

Change behavior: Only you can change your behavior. Psychologists help you to understand issues that may govern your behavior and may provide clues as to how to deal with issues. If you are smart enough to go, not resist personal insights, and continue until you have been benefited you may then respond by changing your behaviors. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a best weight control medication available with and without prescription for people with hepatitis b?

No: I am not a fan of weight control medications. Many of them are dangerous. Patient's with liver disease should be especially cautious. Nothing beats calorie control and increased activity. ...Read more

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If I take Super Multi, Immune Detox, Super Immune 1 & Blood Sugar/Weight Control (3x's daily of each) considered to much?

If I take Super Multi, Immune Detox, Super Immune 1 & Blood Sugar/Weight Control (3x's daily of each) considered to much?

Uncertain: We don't know what your medical conditions are or why you are taking so many products. I don't know the contents of each of these. Don't know why you have to take a detoxifier. But frankly, I got a little blown away just looking at how long this list was. My guess is that most of these contain many different substances. You may be getting significant overlay of contents. If you have to ask if ...Read more

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My doctor put me on 500mg of metformin at bedtime for midline weight control. Life insurance companies now rate me as a diabetic. What should I do?

My doctor put me on 500mg of metformin at bedtime for midline weight control. Life insurance companies now rate me as a diabetic. What should I do?

Will not put you: Your doctor will not put you on metaformin for weight loss, you must have elevated blood sugar or you hb a1 c is high, indicative of non control of blood sugar (your fasting blood sugar could be high normal). Ask your doctor will tell you. ...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 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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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

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Which is the most effective kind of exercise for weight management?

Which is the most effective kind of exercise for weight management?

Aerobic: Aerobic exercise- an activity that elevates your heart rate and you can continuously do that activity-ideally for a minimum of 20 minutes but working toward a goal of 60 min 5 days per week. Brisk walking, running, cycling, swimming, etc. Make sure you enjoy it and can have fun. Having a workout partner helps so you can motivate each other. ...Read more

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What are the two traditional approaches to weight management and overall health?

What are the two traditional approaches to weight management and overall health?

Eat less exercise mo: Counting calories... but mainly seeing where you are messing up.
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https://www. Kickstarter. Com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet
It is like an addiction, and we tend to eat on the basis of triggers like boredom, anger, habit... ...Read more