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Do weight loss patches help you lose weight?

Do weight loss patches help you lose weight?

An additional way: Patch will work but you would have to use additional methods too. Any one product is not effective — some patch has sea kelp which helps thyroid, some has anti- inflammatory products some have carnitine so each helps in a small way. ...Read more

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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What are some good weight loss plans that work and make you lose weight?

What are some good weight loss plans that work and make you lose weight?

First eat less and E: Eat less energy and exercise more. If you can do both you will lose weight faster. Exercise alone will not work, so you have to cut down on your foods. Eat healthy which means foods that are low in fat and high in proteins. Sources of good proteins are eggs, fish, soy products and nuts. You should fill half your plate with salads, fruits and grains so that you can cut down on calorie rich foods. ...Read more

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My weight is stuck (weight loss plateau) how could I lose weight again?

My weight is stuck (weight loss plateau) how could I lose weight again?

Change your routine: One way to lose weight again is to change your exercise routine. For example, if you only do one type of exercise, try to : alternative with a different exercise: i.e. walk/bike or change the pace of your aerobic exercise from slow to fast to slow again and repeat. Best is to add weights to your regimen. The more muscle mass one has, the more calories one burns ...Read more

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I'm 5'4 and 114 pounds. I want to lose weight. How much weight loss is healthy?

I'm 5'4 and 114 pounds. I want to lose weight. How much weight loss is healthy?

Weight loss: Please don't lose weight!
I strongly suggest you see a nurse practitioner who will help you to get to reasonable body weight. 114 pounds may be too little for your height.
Don't need to put on much weight but I am confident that a small increase in weight will be very helpful ...Read more

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I am confused about how can I lose weight from walking. Doing it daily but no loss?

I am confused about how can I lose weight from walking. Doing it daily but no loss?

Walking: Wondering how long u r walking each day. Recommend walking a little over half hour each time, limiting your calorie intake, and consuming smaller portion meals. ...Read more

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I weight 225 pounds 6'0ft I need to lose weight fast. What weight loss products can I use to lose 70 pounds?

I weight 225 pounds 6'0ft I need to lose weight fast. What weight loss products can I use to lose 70 pounds?

Agree w Dr. Rahimi: 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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I started my weight loss journey 5 months ago lost about 14 kgs bt for 2 months nw I am unable to lose weight with the same diet n exercise.

I started my weight loss journey 5 months ago lost about 14 kgs bt for 2 months nw I am unable to lose weight with the same diet n exercise.

Weight plateau: You are in a weight loss plateau. This is the bodies adjustment to your lost weight. You're resting metabolic rate has decreased and you will need to change your diet by decreasing caloric intake, or just being vigilant on your current plan. Additionally, I recommend you change your exercise routine to an activity that is new for you. ...Read more

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Is there the best time of day to excercise to lose weight? And how much is safe to lose per week? If you're heavier, will the weight loss be faster?

Is there the best time of day to excercise to lose weight? And how much is safe to lose per week? If you're heavier, will the weight loss be faster?

Before meals: The best time is before meals. Initially weight loss can be rapid due to water/fluid loss, and then will gradually reduce thereafter if the exercise continues, and the appropriate diet is used. ...Read more

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My weight is too much ie 229 lbs height 5'7 age 20. I need a heavyweight loss. Give me tips to lose weight quickly. Waiting for precious reply. Thanks.

My weight is too much ie 229 lbs height 5'7 age 20. I need a heavyweight loss. Give me tips to lose weight quickly. Waiting for precious reply. Thanks.

Nutrition & exercise: Good nutrition & regular exercise are key to getting healthy. While mediterranean diet has most evidence supporting its benefits, it may not be applicable to all religions & cultures. But general principles are same. Be sure to expend more energy than you consume to gradually lose fat weight. Aim for 500cal/d deficit = 1 lb/wk loss. Talk to your family doc to be sure you're otherwise healthy. ...Read more

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I have psos &I really struggle to lose weight. I have been to lots of weight loss groups with no or very little results, is there any medication2 help?

I have psos &I really struggle to lose weight. I have been to lots of weight loss groups with no or very little results, is there any medication2 help?

Diet changes: For both weight loss and general help with physical ailments including PCOS, I would consider changing to a plant-based diet. Dr. Neal Barnard has written books that are easy to read and can walk you through the steps necessary to make such changes. But first discuss any major changes/plans with your personal doctor. ...Read more

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Is weight loss from Topamax (topiramate) dose dependant? I. E If you increase the dose are you more likely to lose weight?

Is weight loss from Topamax (topiramate) dose dependant? I. E If you increase the dose are you more likely to lose weight?

Ask your doctor: Topamax (topiramate) isn’t approved as a standalone drug for weight loss. Moreover, you may experience drug-related side effects that can contribute to weight gain and not loss. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Will I lose weight with intermittent fasting while eating 1200cl a day? Want to loss at least 30lbs by summer 5'3 217lbs

Will I lose weight with intermittent fasting while eating 1200cl a day? Want to loss at least 30lbs by summer 5'3 217lbs

Not a good plan: Intermittent fasting may not be a good plan, because every time you do that, you slow your metabolism. You want to increase muscle also -- not lose it as you can through fasting. Muscle burns more calories to maintain, than fat does. Working with a nutritionist and trainer (they could be the same person) can help you develop an individualized program to lose the weight. ...Read more

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What to stop eating to lose weight but prevent muscle loss?

What to stop eating to lose weight but prevent muscle loss?

Terrific!: You need to be sure to get enough lean protein daily and reduce your sugar intake, including white, starchy carbohydrates. A weight loss physician can help you decide upon the amount of protein and how to limit your sugars. And don't forget the importance of muscle training helping keep your muscle mass while losing your excess body fat. ...Read more

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What can I eat to lose weight and maintain that weight loss?

What can I eat to lose weight and maintain that weight loss?

Nutrition: 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. Be physically active with both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to lose weight with herbal weight loss?

Don't take it: The way to lose weight is with diet and exercise. Herbal weight loss pills and powders don't work and don't teach you how to eat properly. Save your money, the only thing that gets smaller with these products is your wallet. Don't get your health information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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How fast will you lose weight using something like the gym ball weight loss workout?

How fast will you lose weight using something like the gym ball weight loss workout?

Weight loss: Exercise in the gym can vary as intensity changes. Good vigorous exercise may burn between 400 and 800 cal/hr but that is very vigorous exercise indeed. 1 pound of fat is equivalent to 3500 cal so you can do the math and see that it will take roughly 7 days of intense exercise to lose 1 pound of fat. Some of your short-term weight loss may be just fluid shifts and not represent true weight loss. ...Read more

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Please describe a good weight loss program that will could you help me lose weight fast?

Please describe a good weight loss program that will could you help me lose weight fast?

Go Mobile!: You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Get your screens green and you win!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884 ...Read more

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Please describe a good weight loss product that will could you help me lose weight and keep it off?

The one you DON'T: Take, because they're all a waste of money and don't do anything for you. The only weight you'll lose is in your wallet. Besides, who knows what's in them and what harm it could do to you? The only way to lose and keep it off is to learn to eat less and exercise more, it's 3500 calories to the pound. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Is it possible for people with narcolepsy to lose weight? If so then is the weight loss as fast as normal people?

Is it possible for people with narcolepsy to lose weight? If so then is the weight loss as fast as normal people?

Yes: While some people with narcolepsy can have a problem being overweight, they should not have much more problem losing weight compared to those without the condition. Because narcolepsy can make you very sleepy and tired, there can be a problem having enough time or energy to exercise. As with anyone else, a healthy diet can help. See your doctor if you have specific concerns. ...Read more

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At 340lbs how fast can I safely lose weight. Is adding hydroxycut every few months to accelerate weight loss safe?

At 340lbs how fast can I safely lose weight. Is adding hydroxycut every few months to accelerate weight loss safe?

Weight loss: Food and drug administration is warning consumers to stop using hydroxycut products. Some are associated with serious liver injuries. Iovate has agreed to recall hydroxycut products from the market. You can lose weight as quickly as you want by reducing your intake and increasing your exercise at the same time. It takes will power, and you should be proud that you are going to try hard. Good luck. ...Read more

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Really need to lose weight but limited exercise wise due to ailments, what's the best weight loss pill to help start me off?

Really need to lose weight but limited exercise wise due to ailments, what's the best weight loss pill to help start me off?

Review with doc: Based on your ailments you have and your overall health a professional could better help you come up with the best weight loss plan for you. ...Read more

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I've been walking/ 4 +miles a day to get to 10,000 steps as far as weight loss if I eat will & walk will I lose weight quickly.?

I've been walking/ 4 +miles a day to get to 10,000 steps as far as weight loss if I eat will & walk will I lose weight quickly.?

Loosing weight too: Fast can be dangerous. See your doc first, and then consider lower carb and higher protein intake. Exercise daily if possible, even brisk walking 20-30 minutes is helpful. Above all, like yourself and others no matter what the scale says. Peace and good health. "Disease Proof" by David Katz provides a healthy blueprint for life. ...Read more

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My biggest weight loss obstacle is my friends. We always go out to eat or havee drinks, how do I lose weight without becoming antisocial?

My biggest weight loss obstacle is my friends. We always go out to eat or havee drinks, how do I lose weight without becoming antisocial?

Do you have to: Do what your friends do just to have friends? If so, they aren't very good friends and you need to find some new ones who have more concern for you and your health than the current ones do. ...Read more

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If am turning 17 this year and I am currently struggling to lose weight, I am aiming at losing 9 kilos... Are there any weight loss tablets I can take?

If am turning 17 this year and I am currently struggling to lose weight, I am aiming at losing 9 kilos... Are there any weight loss tablets I can take?

Yes: Obesity poses a major risk to your overall physical and mental health. The first approach is to determine your modified ideal body weight range. Then an individualised simple nutritional counselling and exercise advise. If that is implemented and your still unable to lose weight see a weight loss physician. ...Read more

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I really want to lose weight going on 3 years now. I just don't have the drive even though I real want to. It's kind of depressing when I think about how much I want to lose weight but now I won't do it. I'm at a loss what should I do?

I really want to lose weight going on 3 years now. I just don't have the drive even though I real want to. It's kind of depressing when I think about how much I want to lose weight but now I won't do it. I'm at a loss what should I do?

Get support: Consider options like walking regularly with a group of friends, getting a personal trainer at a gym or a life coach to help you set & achieve goals. Soemtimes it easier (and more fun) to exercise or work towards goals with others. Take care. ...Read more

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Do weight loss pills really help you lose weight?

Do weight loss pills really help you lose weight?

Yes/depends: Depends on the type but if you get the correct one for your need it works. ...Read more

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Does phen375 weight loss pills really work to lose weight fast?

Does phen375 weight loss pills really work to lose weight fast?

Dangerous: Phentermine is a stimulant like methamphetamine. It is addictive, cause irritability, anxiety, sweating, tremor, insomnia and dry mouth. More importantly it increases blood pressure and heart rate. A similar drug called Meridia was withdrawn by the fda after it was shown to cause heart attack and strokes. Unfortunately, the modest weight loss with Phentermine and tenuate is not worth the risks. ...Read more

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What is the best weight loss pill or diet out there to help lose weight fast?

What is the best weight loss pill or diet out there to help lose weight fast?

Weight Loss: The mediterranean diet is regarded by the world health organization as the most effective diet for weight management and health. The closer you stay to a plant based diet the better in all regards. ...Read more

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How do you lose weight while maintaining the loss of interest in sex if you're overweight?

How do you lose weight while maintaining the loss of interest in sex if you're overweight?

Obesity: That's a different question! Interest in sex has many components, especially psychological. If you don't want to be interested in sex, that generally goes a long way. You might consider getting psychological input if it becomes a problem. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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