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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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What is a way to lose weight after having a baby?

What is a way to lose weight after having a baby?

Breast feeding: Is one way. Exercising once your doctor says ok. Healthy eating and being patient. Some women return to prepregnacy weight and appearance very quickly..Others can take months. Walking, tai chi, gentle weight training are all ideas. Pilates can be very helpful as well. ...Read more

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What is the easiest way to lose fat after having a baby?

What is the easiest way to lose fat after having a baby?

Losing pregnancy wt: Without a doubt - breastfeeding is best - is the olders form of (oral) liposuction - as your baby breastfeeds for the first 6 weeks at least and preferably 6 months - the breastmilk or perhaps even breastcream transfers that stored energy from your body to the baby. One of the many benefits of breastfeeding. ...Read more

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What is the best way to lose the weight after having a baby?

What is the best way to lose the weight after having a baby?

Keep breastfeeding: "dieting" is not needed, as long as the breastfeeding woman eats only as many calories as needed to maintain her normal (pre-pregnant) weight. For example, if she was 120 pounds before pregnancy and is now 145 pounds, she should eat just enough for a 120 lb woman. Her 25 lb excess will be gradually used up in the production of breastmilk (25 ounces of breastmilk contains about 500 calories). ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to lose weight after having a baby?

What is the most effective way to lose weight after having a baby?

Healthy diet : Breastfeeding mother statistically lose more weight than those who do not breastfeed. Move, move, move. Use your baby as a "free weight" and play games lifting, bouncing or swinging. Walk the weight away by taking your baby for long strolls. Try to eat a healthy diet. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to lose wait after having a baby?

What is the fastest way to lose wait after having a baby?

Fastest often isn't: best. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. 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

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What is the best or easiest way to lose weight after having a baby, if you are already a little heavy to begin with?

What is the best or easiest way to lose weight after having a baby, if you are already a little heavy to begin with?

Its not easy: There is no easy way to lose weight, be you young, old, pregnant, nonpregnant, recently pregnant, male or female. Calorie expenditure must be greater than calorie intake to lose weight, equal to maintain weight, and if you take in more calories than you use, you will gain weight. Unfortunately, there is no magic or easy way to lose weight despite all the adds on tv, radio, and print media. ...Read more

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What is a good way to gain weight after months of starvation?

What is a good way to gain weight after months of starvation?

How was the wt lost?: Did you find out if there was a medical reason you gain wt? This is very important. Need to see a wt mngt med doctor. If it was a matter of eating incorrectly & not exercising, then the way to come out of starvation mode is to slowly reintroduce food over 4-6 wks. Continue to exercise 4/7 days min. Drink 64 ozs h2o. Weigh daily and keep track of intake total, when wt is stable you will be there. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce weight after having baby by c-section and now breastfeeding too?

What is the best way to reduce weight after having baby by c-section and now breastfeeding too?

Removal & avoidance: If you have developed a delayed (contact) dermatitis to the adhesive or other chemical component in the steristrip, removal and replacement with some other means of closure is optimal treatment. Symptomatic treatment would be topical or if severe enough oral corticosteroids. Patch or delayed hypersensitivity skin testing could be used to try to id the offending chemical(s) for. Future avoidance. ...Read more

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What is recommended to help to fix a flabby tummy after having a baby?

What is recommended to help to fix a flabby tummy after having a baby?

Options: Always start with the basics - diet and exercise. If there is still stubborn fat and loose skin - then perhaps consider seeing a plastic surgeon to discuss whether a tummy tuck or liposuction would be the right option for you. ...Read more

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Is there a way to lose 15 pounds of post baby weight in a month and a half?

Is there a way to lose 15 pounds of post baby weight in a month and a half?

How about 1 to 2 lbs: Per week? 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

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What is a good way to lose weight when you have a under active thoird problem?

What is a good way to lose weight when you have a under active thoird problem?

Thyroid & weight: The most important goal is to get the thyroid function under control. There are many people with thyroid disease that have normal thyroid function (normal TSH) because it is controlled with medication. The first step is to work with your endocrinologist to get that TSH in the normal range. In the meantime, a healthy diet is always a good option for both weight loss and general well-being. ...Read more

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What is a good way to lose weight when you have a under active thoird promble? And you can't walk for a long period of a time.

What is a good way to lose weight when you have a under active thoird promble? And you can't walk for a long period of a time.

Adequate thyroid Rx: If you are hypothyroid ; get adequate treatment you will have as much thyroid hormone as healthy people ; will thus respond better to diet ; exercise. However, many docs under-treat. Check free t3-if in the lower half of the normal range ask your doc to prescribe natural thyroid or liothyronine to get free t3 to upper half of range.I recommend dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet. See comment for links:. ...Read more

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What is an easy way for me to lose 20 pounds in a healthy way if I am breastfeeding?

What is an easy way for me to lose 20 pounds in a healthy way if I am breastfeeding?

Depends: If you look at the specifics, creating breast milk for baby requires metabolic work on your part ( that is quite passive).Over 1yr your breasts will use your body energy to create roughly 500-1000 cal/day for baby. If you only consume the diet you need for your pre-pregnancy weight, you could drop 1-2 pounds a week due to breastfeeding alone.If you eat more you loose less. ...Read more

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What is the best way to tone loose skin after having a baby?

What is the best way to tone loose skin after having a baby?

Exercise / Surgery: See a plastic surgeon, if the loose skin persists even after six months, after giving birth to your baby (and even after a good exercise program). ...Read more

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I m braest feeding mom of 5 month old what is a best way to be in good shape?

I m braest feeding mom of 5 month old what is a best way to be in good shape?

Exercise: Going for a daily walk can help. 30-60 min of vigorous exercise is recommended. The one thing to remember is to hydrate. With breast feeding, adequate fluid intake is crucial. I usually recommend to my moms to drink 4 of the mugs that the got from the hospital per day. Your needs may vary. If you notice a decrease in your supply, consider increasing you fluid consumption. ...Read more

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