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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


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What is the average weight loss after the first day of juice fast?

What is the average weight loss after the first day of juice fast?

That depends on the : Juice fast. If one drank lots of fruit juices - they may actually gain weight. Usually > vegetable juices are recommended for a juice fast. ...Read more

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If I do the insanity the weight loss program 2 times a week, will that work?

If I do the insanity the weight loss program 2 times a week, will that work?

Workout: Its best to be evaluated by a physician before beginning an rigorous exercise program, especially insanity. I have done this program and it is not a joke. Please get evaluated first. ...Read more

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What is the average weight for a 16 yrs old girl. Im like 5`6 and weigh 180lb. What can I do to lose weight before august?

Body mass index: For adults >20yo, we use body mass index (http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.Html) to determine appropriate weight for height regardless of age & gender. For children, it's trickier as appropriate weight for height (bmi percentile) also depends upon age & gender. Check out http://apps.Nccd.Cdc.Gov/dnpabmi/ to enter your data to interpret. ...Read more

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I'm a 182 pound female trying to lose weight doing insanity. What are appropriate calories to consume daily?

I'm a 182 pound female trying to lose weight doing insanity. What are appropriate calories to consume daily?

Follow the diet: Insanity has its own diet program. Follow that closely. It will fuel your body for some very intense workouts and provide enough calories to sustain you. ...Read more

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Could insanity works to lose weight?

Could insanity works to lose weight?

Yes: Severe psychiatric disorders--with delusions and hallucinations, severe major depression with/ without psychosis, signifcant biipolar disorder all severly impair functioning. Interfere with sleep and may oftten interfere with appetite and decrease general activity. All these factors may decrease wt. ; overall impaired funcdtioning.--wi/passivity, inactivity. Low energy ; anhedonia effect wt. ...Read more

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Wondering if the workout insanity be for losing weight or getting abs?

Wondering if the workout insanity be for losing weight or getting abs?

Both: Insanity is a high intensity interval workout which should achieve your goals of losing weight and improving your abs. It is an intense workout though, so you may want to talk to your doctor about it first. ...Read more

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Is the insanity dvd workout a good way to lose weight?

Is the insanity dvd workout a good way to lose weight?

It's just one way to: Lose weight along with dieting. You'll lose weight (with any means) if your calorie expenditure is more than your calorie intake. I presume you had a cardiac clearance prior to starting this rigorous workout.Be aware of any unusual symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness , feeling of passing out etc cuz they may be signs of serious medical condition. Best of luck ! ...Read more

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Want to do the insanity workout, think it'll work and be safe? qould i lose weight?

Want to do the insanity workout, think it'll work and be safe? qould i lose weight?

Workout: Clear any exercise regimen with your physician. Also, "insanity" workouts, along with crash diets may work in the short term, but long term the weight comes right back on.!A consistent workout with slowly increasing intensity tends to have much better and healthier results long-term. ...Read more

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I weigh 200 pounds i just got done doing insanity workout dvd, my goal is to lose weight, is it bad to eat less than a handful of cashews and a cup of greek yogurt?

I weigh 200 pounds i just got done doing insanity workout dvd, my goal is to lose weight, is it bad to eat less than a handful of cashews and a cup of greek yogurt?

Balance: I hope you are eating more than a handful of cashews and a cup of yogurt per day. Remember you need to keep track of calories in vs. Calories out but you should not go on a very low calorie diet without supervision of a physician. ...Read more

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I eat 1700 calories a day, run 4 miles everyday, do insanity workouts and weight lift, why can't i lose weight? Should i eat more to lose more?

I eat 1700 calories a day, run 4 miles everyday, do insanity workouts and weight lift, why can't i lose weight? Should i eat more to lose more?

Start w/ exam: Start w/ a GP exam targeted at your concern. You have not even mentioned your BMI or history around weight issues. Those will matter. Take this step-by-step and you'll find answers much better than eating 'more'. It may involve eating more of certain things - calories alone are not always the best way to measure intake. Best! ...Read more

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On average, how long will a "weight loss plateau" usually last?

On average, how long will a "weight loss plateau" usually last?

It lasts until you: Find a way to mix it up. If it is related to too few calories & a reduced metabollic rate - you may have to increase your intake. If it is due to exercise - mix up your aerobic workout and add in weights to increase your muscle mass. ...Read more

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Average adult weight loss with tonsillectomy?

Average adult weight loss with tonsillectomy?

UNLESS CHRONICALLY: Enlarged tonsils is causing sleep apnea, no weight loss is expected. If you have your tonsils removed though, because of the likelihood you won't be able to eat solids for several days, you may lose a couple pounds. ...Read more

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What is the ideal number of days to use for a moving average of your weight to monitor weight loss?

What is the ideal number of days to use for a moving average of your weight to monitor weight loss?

Once a week: Due to changes in fluids, its best to weigh yourself once a week, at the same time of day, using the same scale, and wearing the same clothes. ...Read more

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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