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Dr. Nimish Gosrani Dr. Gosrani
Anti-Aging Medicine
29 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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What do I need to evaluate in my life when starting a weight loss plan?

What do I need to evaluate in my life when starting a weight loss plan?

Weight loss: Also focus on a low glycemic index(<40) diet.Eat until you are satisfied, not full , eating every 3 hours.Drink plenty of water.Make sure you have labwork checking your hormones-any deficiencies need correcting.The majority of your carbohydrate intake should be vegetables .Eat mufa fats. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Please describe a good weight loss plan for me?

Please describe a good weight loss plan for me?

Weight loss: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed.You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Please describe a good and fast weight loss plan?

Please describe a good and fast weight loss plan?

Not fast: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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Dr. William Newton Dr. Newton
Pain Management
15 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What is the number one weight loss plan to follow?

What is the number one weight loss plan to follow?

No quick fix: The best program for weight loss focuses on education and provides ongoing support. Go to www.Drnewton.Tsfl.Com and spend some time looking a the take shape for life program. You can send me an email from there if you are interested in learning more about the program. I can coach you through the program. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Will i need soups for part of healthy weight loss plan?

Will i need soups for part of healthy weight loss plan?

Yes, it: You eat fewer total calories than you burn off. It's 3500 calories to the pound. Soups don't have much fiber or other nutrition, however, and can contain a lot of salt, which may not be good for you. Check w/a dietitian and eat a well-balanced diet plus exercise. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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What other things would i need to add in weight loss plan?

What other things would i need to add in weight loss plan?

Diet/exercise: Are the only two things you need, although motivation and will power, plus support will help. Eat less, exercise more and burn off 3500 calories to lose a pound. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Ultimate weight loss plan for losing 35 pounds in 7 months?

Ultimate weight loss plan for losing 35 pounds in 7 months?

Difficult: To lose 35 pounds in 7 mos, at 3500 calories to the pound, you would have to burn off 625 calories a day that you didn't take in. That very very difficult for most people. That's eating a lot less or increasing your activity by more than 6 miles of walking/day. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller Dr. Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
39 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Who should I seek for support in establishing a weight loss plan?

Who should I seek for support in establishing a weight loss plan?

Start with MD: Check for underlying medical/health issues. Registered dietician can be helpful (insurance covers if for diabetes, some other health issues). Avoid fad diets. Lots of available ones that can work; all require ongoing physical activity (i didn't say exercise) to be successful. Weight watchers, dash diet. Org, zone etc all have something to offer. Remember: diet, from the greek: way of life. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Kern Dr. Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
39 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Is there a good way for me to measure myself for my weight loss plan?

Is there a good way for me to measure myself for my weight loss plan?

Weight: Mostly, all you need to follow is weight. There are easy ways to check %body fat, but this is often inaccurate and confusing. You can also measure waist, thigh, hips, etc. When you lose weight, it mostly comes off all over. There may be days when you pick up some water bloat, or otherwise are discouraged by your weight. An improved waist/thigh measurement may may you feel better. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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What would be the most common important components of a successful weight loss plan?

What would be the most common important components of a successful weight loss plan?

Many: Education, eat less, exercise more, avoid snack food, fatty food, junk food. Avoid supplements and fads. Learn to eat and exercise properly for the rest of your life. See a good registered dietitian. Programs like weight watchers can provide valuable support. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can someone tell me how long will it take to loose 16 pounds and what is a good weight loss plan?

Can someone tell me how long will it take to loose 16 pounds and what is a good weight loss plan?

How long it takes: Depends on you. There are 3, 500 calories per pound. To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Which is the most ultimate dietary plan for weight loss?

Which is the most ultimate dietary plan for weight loss?

The best diet: Is not a diet, it's learning how to eat properly and exercise daily for the rest of your life. If you burn off 3500 calories that you don't eat, you'll lose a pound. The name on the diet doesn't matter. Eat healthy and exercise. Weight watchers and similar programs can provide good support. Stay away from fads and supplements. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What's healthy eating plan for weight loss?

What's healthy eating plan for weight loss?

See details: Limit carbs, salt and red meat. Increase veggies, fresh fruit and fish. No sodas of any kind. Alcohol in moderation. Exercise on a regular basis, both cardio and strength training. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Gromko Dr. Gromko
Family Medicine
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Docs, what's a good weight loss plan for dialysis patients?

Docs, what's a good weight loss plan for dialysis patients?

Use your resources.: If you are on dialysis, you likely have a nephrologist and a renal nutritionist to help you with this question. Do consult them, because weight loss may involve more specialized considerations for your body! (for example, watch the phosphates and salt!) also, ask these folks what exercise is best for you, as excercise may help your weight loss efforts. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Dr. Stanley Lightfoot Dr. Lightfoot
Pathology
54 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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What is a good weight loss diet/work out plan for me?

See below: I would need to know much more about you to answer that basically if you exercise like walking 3 miles per day you will increase yor BMR making it easier to lose weight with mainmoa change in diet the same is true for more strenous exercise like running, treadmill or exerbike. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli Dr. Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology
41 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Could you help me create/find a weight loss plan that doesn't require equipment?

Weight loss: There are many exercise programs on cable networks for free and many inexpensive dvd's that you can use to become fit. Google home exercise dvd's and you will see many, a few light weights can help and are also inexpensive. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Is there a fantastic diet weight loss plan for an overweight but healthy person?

Is there a fantastic diet weight loss plan for an overweight but healthy person?

No, just a sensible: One. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim Dr. Ibrahim
Pain Management
25 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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Please describe a good weight loss plan for someone that doesn't eat a lot of meat?

Please describe a good weight loss plan for someone that doesn't eat a lot of meat?

Suppliment your : Protein intake by beans, lentils, egg whites, chicken, tuna fish. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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