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What Is The Best Treatment For Rapid Weight Gain
Eat less, exercise: The only way to lose weight is by burning more calories than you consume. Any diet is designed to make you take in fewer calories. In the us, most people are more successful restricting carbohydrates in the diet in order to lose weight, so i advise a low carb/low starch diet. Exercise is a must if you want to increase your metabolism and sustain any significant weight loss. ...Read more
See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more
Eat more calories: Weight is a simple equation. Always has been and always will be. You can't cheat the equation with tricks or diet plans or supplements to make you massively stronger. To gain weight, eat more calories than you burn. If you are very active you may need a lot more calories (see michael phelps' diet plan). Strength work outs may also help you gain muscle mass and weight as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hair loss: First one must find out why they are losing hair-get the correct diagnosis: male-pattern, female-pattern, alopecia areata, telogen efluvium, medication-induced, etc. Male pattern hair loss is a common problem, for which many people choose to treat for cosmetic purposes. Otc treatment: 5% rogaine (minoxidil) or 2% rogaine (minoxidil) prescription: propecia surgical: hair transplants. ...Read more
Caffeine weight loss: I don't recommend caffeine supplements for weight loss for my patients. At 45, you may have some degree of unrecognized elevated cholesterol, borderline diabetes, or high blood pressure. Some risks of large amounts of caffeine on the heart and other organs shouldn't be ignored. There is not, and likely will never be, a magic pill for weight loss. It takes a dedicated diet and exercise plan daily. ...Read more
Weight Gain : Hypothyroidism can cause weight gain by slowing the basal metabolic rate. Identifying hypothyroidism early and treating appropriately should avoid any significant effects. Once treated, individuals with hypothyroidism should not gain weight beyond what anyone else would expect. Do not expect dramatic weight loss when the thyroid is corrected, that will still require calorie reduction. ...Read more
Lifestyle changes: Develop lifelong healthy habits. Eat small balanced meals every 2-3 hours consisting of a whole,unprocessed foods such as a lean protein, veggies, and healthy fat (eg - avocado) Reduce your starch/carbohydrate intake from breads/pasta as low as possible. Daily exercise is important to maintain good health as well. Last, reduce calories by limiting drinks with calories-water is best. ...Read more
The one where: You eat less and are more active, thereby burning up 3500 calories that you don't ingest to lose a pound. Stay away from anything that's hyped. Weight watchers can provide valuable info and support. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
Weight loss: Well, the goal should not be to try to lose weight as fast as possible. The goal should be to lose it in a healthy way, and keep it off for the rest of your life. If you starved yourself, you would lose weight rapidly, but that isn't healthy. With a gastric bypass, if you were 100lbs overweight, you would lose about 65-70lbs in about 1 year. With exercise, you can lose much more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet/exercise plan: A diet is just a plan for eating, it doesn't have to be a weight loss diet. The best documented diet is probably the mediterranean diet, i would use it and limit to less than 1800cal/day. Aerobic exercise at least 30min. A day and make these a lifelong habit. Don't smoke and take care of any disease risk factors with your doc. Establish the routine, its better rushing. ...Read more
Lifestyle: Study after study shows that short-term diets are not effective in maintaining weight loss. What you need is lifestyle changes and eat in a healthy way from now on. Fewer carbohydrates and fats along with increased reliance on vegetables will be very helpful. Activity is also important so a regular exercise program is recommended. Make healthy lifestyle changes and avoid the yo-yo dieting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mix it Up!!: 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. Consider running, > ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Eat less; move more: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as he doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and go walk around the block instead. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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