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What natural supplements can I take to help me lose weight?

What natural supplements can I take to help me lose weight?

Water: Water is often overlooked - it is calorie free, helps to minimize hunger, and being hydrated may help your metabolism. Just not drinking anything with calories and carrying some icy water (maybe with a few glam slices of cucumber or lemon or mint in there?) with you throughout the day may improve concentration and help you feel great. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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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


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If I take hydroxycut, how often do I have to work out for it to really help burn fat? What pills can I take that'll help me lose weight faster when wrkn out? Im 144lbs. 19 y/o

If I take hydroxycut, how often do I have to work out for it to really help burn fat? What pills can I take that'll help me lose weight faster when wrkn out? Im 144lbs. 19 y/o

Slow and steady: Rapid weight loss is associated with a greater likelihood of regain. And when the weight returns, it usually bring a few extra pounds more than when you started. The most reliable, consistent way to lose weight and keep it off has been well studied via the national weight control registry, available at http://www.Nwcr.Ws/. Lifelong changes in diet and exercise are the key to keeping weight off. ...Read more

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If I take hydroxycut, how often do I have to work out for it to really help burn fat? What pills can I take that'll help me lose weight faster when wrkn out? Im 144lbs. 19 y/o

If I take hydroxycut, how often do I have to work out for it to really help burn fat? What pills can I take that'll help me lose weight faster when wrkn out? Im 144lbs. 19 y/o

Don't know: A problem with anything not prescribed by a dr. Is that we have no idea what is in the substance you are taking.Please read the very small print on the bottle that states "this is not to be used for the treatment or diagnosis of any disease".Why is that statement there?Because the fda, the oversight of drug safety in the usa, hasn't even looked at the product you are taking.Be an informed user. ...Read more

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Is there a pill i can take to help me lose weight? Or makes my metabolism faster?

Is there a pill i can take to help me lose weight? Or  makes my metabolism faster?

There are RX Pills: There are prescription pills available for weight loss if lifestyle modification do not work.The pills are Belviq (lorcaserin) which was approved by fda as an addition to reduced calorie diet in adults with bmi over 27to30 and over qsymia which is combination of topiramate and Phentermine for same indication as belviq discuss with your doctor if you are a candidate for either of these pills with diet;exercise. ...Read more

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Are there any pills I can take to help me lose weight?

Are there any pills I can take to help me lose weight?

No.: No pills are effective over the long term. Cutting down on fatty foods, snack foods, and refined carbohydrates, and reducing portion sizes, along with regular exercise is the best way to reduce weight. Aim for 2 pounds a week, which is more likely to stay off than if you lose it faster. ...Read more

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I need to lose weight and I know excersie is the best way but is there something I can take to give me energy to do it or help me lose weight?

I need to lose weight and I know excersie is the best way but is there something I can take to give me energy to do it or help me lose weight?

Not really: There are many medications and dietary supplements that are marketed to help with weight loss. The sad truth is that none of them are much more effective than diet and exercise. You can't just exercise, you have to cut down on your intake as well. Unfortunately there are no real shortcuts although there are many people who will try to sell you one. ...Read more

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Which supplements can I take that will help me lose weight?

Which supplements can I take that will help me lose weight?

Healthy food: Healty food and unprocessed food is very nutritious, if you intend to lose weight would not think about supplementation at this time. ...Read more

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I take 3 glasses of milk a day. Instead, will 3 cups tea a day, help me lose weight?

I take 3 glasses of milk a day. Instead, will 3 cups tea a day, help me lose weight?

Less calories: The tea as a substitute will contain less calories. But what you take in as liquid must be adjusted according to your overall dietary intake and needs so if your goal is to lose weight, an adjustment can be made. Always best to have a comprehensive plan and stick to it. ...Read more

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My dr gave me metformin to help me lose weight from gainingweight becasue i take risperdal. what dose metforman is best to take?

My dr gave me metformin to help me lose weight from gainingweight  becasue i take risperdal. what dose metforman is best to take?

Glucophage (metformin): Depends on what form of metformin you're taking. But the Glucophage XR dose is usually 500-1,000 mg. per day or Glucophage (Immediate Release) has a target dose of 850 mg. every 12 hours -- hope that helps! ...Read more

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If I have an overactive thyroid and take medication for it, will it help me lose weight?

If I have an overactive thyroid and take medication for it, will it help me lose weight?

Likely not: Treatment of an overactive thyroid aims to make your thyroid hormone levels normal. Thsi will also normalize your metabolism (it will slow down, as compared to when you were hyperthyroid). It is very important to decrease caloric intake as most likely as metabolism slows down, if eating the same amount of calories, you will gain weight. ...Read more

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I'm taking Topamax (topiramate) 200mg and wellbutrin 400mg will they both help me lose weight I'm trying to lose 20 I take for psychotropic medications?

I'm taking Topamax (topiramate) 200mg and wellbutrin 400mg will they both help me lose weight I'm trying to lose 20 I take for psychotropic medications?

Maybe: The manufacturers of Topamax (topiramate) suggest that it can control binge eating, and welbutrin is somewaht activating so they may help. However,the best way to look at these meds is that they are prescribed to treat your psychiatric condition and that at least they are not know for causing weight gain and do not stand in your way. Topamax (topiramate) is a serious medication and needs to be taken exactly as prescribed. ...Read more

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Will taking a testosterone booster help me lose weight? Will it do any harm to take it?

Will taking a testosterone booster help me lose weight? Will it do any harm to take it?

Don't do steroids!: Simply, yes! don't do them! your well-meaning friends (; even coaches) may extoll the short-term bulking effect of these agents to build muscle faster. Don't mortgage your future health for short term gains these agents seem to provide. I have never met a patient who took steroids who didn't regret doing so later on. Among their many dangers, cardiac risks have most recently been described. ...Read more

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Can i take anything to help me lose weight? I have a hypothyroid problem and take 150mcg levoxyl (thyroxine)

Can i take anything to help me lose weight? I have a hypothyroid problem and take 150mcg levoxyl (thyroxine)

See your doctor: Hypothyroidism cause cause weight gain, so you want to make sure that your current dose of lavoxyl is effective. Diet and exercise is always the cornerstone of a weight loss program. There are medications that are effective for weight loss, but they are not a substitute for diet and exercise. Note: please speak with your doc before starting an exercise program. ...Read more

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I have pcos in one my ovaries is metformin ok to take and will it help me lose weight if I do my part or what would u recommend?

I have pcos in one my ovaries is metformin ok to take and will it help me lose weight if  I do my part or what would u recommend?

Metformin: The best and safest therapy is generally metformin, which can restore normal ovulation and fertility in up to 60% of patients. Metformin lowers Insulin resistance which is the basic metabolic abnormality in pcos. Losing weight through diet and exercise will also help. ...Read more

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Is it possible to take metform and lose weight?

If you have: issues with blood sugar (diabetes) this may be a good option along with healthy nutrition plan & exercise. ...Read more

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What products from herbalife should I take to lose weight?

What products from herbalife should I take to lose weight?

None: Herbalife like other supplement manufacturers/marketeers can not help you lose weight in a healthy way and sustain that weight loss. You need to change your diet and overall lifestyle if you want to lose weight in a healthy manner and keep it off. Try weight watchers' program but don't buy their products either. ...Read more

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Would it be okay to take Lipozene to lose weight?

Would it be okay to take Lipozene to lose weight?

Bad reviews: There are many negative reviews of this product. It is just a filler called glucomannan. Fined by ftc for false claims. I would avoid. Focus on fruits veggies lean meats and exercise. Avoid sugars. ...Read more