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When does weight loss start to become noticeable on a 500 calorie/day diet?

When does weight loss start to become noticeable on a 500 calorie/day diet?

Danger! cals too low: A 500 calorie/day diet can be very dangerous and should only be done under close supervision with a doctor, nutritionist and weight-loss team. Risks include: (1) not losing weight, because your body goes into "starvation mode" and slows metabolism, (2) severe malnutrition if you're not getting the right combination of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, (3) severe worsening of other medical problems. ...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


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When the weight loss will start on scale how long to become noticeable?

When the weight loss will start on scale how long to become noticeable?

Depends: It depends on how much you weight and how much you have to lose. If you weight 125 pounds and are 5 pounds overweight then you will notice changes with losing just a few. However, if you weight 250 and have 100 pounds to lose, i'm not sure it will become noticeable until you lose 10-15 pounds or more. Nonetheless don't give up, it will be noticeable! ...Read more

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How many hours do you have to walk to see weight loss? How long will it take before i see noticeable weight loss?

How many hours do you have to walk to see weight loss? How long will it take before i see noticeable weight loss?

Walking: Walking, or any exercise, is not the main way to lose weight.You will have far more success with excellent nuitrtion , focusing on minimal or no sugary foods.Walking is important for your body but not as important for weight loss.Also , correction of any hormonal imbalance will help you, so important to have this checked ...Read more

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Can migun therapy lead to noticeable weight loss?

Can migun therapy lead to noticeable weight loss?

Magic bed?: Is this the special mattress that supposedly heats your acupuncture points? I wouldn't pay them the money; i've seen the ads and they don't make sense -- "activates the water molecules in your body?" come on. You'll get results by eating sensibly and hitting the gym -- you'll make quality friends there. Your doctor is your best weight loss guide. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me when the weight loss will start to become noticeable at 1200 cal /day?

Can you please tell me when the weight loss will start to become noticeable at 1200 cal /day?

1200 calories a day: It depends on how much you weigh.If you need 2500 calories to maiotain your weight and you cut it down to 1200 a day, with a negative cal of 1300.You will loose 1lb in just over two days, in 30 days you will loose 13 lbs.You need approx 3000 calories negative to loose 1lb in weight.Ihope that will help you.Godd luck. ...Read more

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Unexplained weight loss, also lost my thirst. Hunger somewhat but thirst more noticeable. CT scan, endoscopy, bloodwork, thyroid normal. Thoughts?

Unexplained weight loss, also lost my thirst. Hunger somewhat but thirst more noticeable. CT scan, endoscopy, bloodwork, thyroid normal. Thoughts?

Five pounds: Five pounds of weight loss is not in any way indicative of any medical condition. It is also not a valid reason for the thousands of dollars of medical testing you are undergoing. But, since you have undergone all of these tests you should go live your life and be assured you have no major medical conditions. Be grateful. ...Read more

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What s the best diet for weight loss longterm?

What s the best diet for weight loss longterm?

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 more

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Weight loss tips?

Weight loss tips?

Another Tip: Moderate activity will maintain health. Walk 30+ minutes a day to stay active ; lift light weights! ...Read more

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Quick weight loss?

Quick weight loss?

Eat less, exercise: more. Counting calories... but mainly seeing where you are messing up. Might be helpful. wt. x 10 is number of calories burned per day. 100-500 calories per hour additional with exercise, and 4000 calories in/out is one pound. http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ It is like an addiction, and we tend to eat on the basis of triggers like boredom, anger, habit... cannot say in your particular case. ...Read more

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Quick weight loss?

Quick weight loss?

Just be sensible.: The real key to weight loss is to just watch the size of your portions at meals, eat healthy, and exercise regularly. There's no radical diet or exercise plan or pill that will magically give you meaningful and sustained weight loss. The ol' fashioned way is still be best way to lose weight for the long term. Two pounds per week is a prudent rate of loss. ...Read more

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Abnormal weight loss?

Abnormal weight loss?

Try to clarify: Unfortunately your question about abnormal weight loss is a bit vague. Try to we formulate your question with some more specifics, as I'm sure, plenty of doctors here would be happy to help. ...Read more

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Any tips on weight loss?

Any tips on weight loss?

Weight Loss: Maintain a plant based diet, exercise aerobically for 40 minutes in your target zone for at least 40 minutes 4 to 6 times a week, in addition do weight resistance 3 times a week. Consider consulting with an exercise physiologist. Best. ...Read more

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Any tips for weight loss?

Any tips for weight loss?

Diet and Exercise: The goal is to burn more calories than you consume. Watch your diet; eliminate junk food and don't over-eat. Consider liquids as well; soda, alcohol, etc. Contains lots of calories. Exercise multiple times a week. If you find an activity you really enjoy you'll be more likely to engage in that activity. Avoid fad diets that could prevent you from getting adequate nutrition. Make healthy choices! ...Read more

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I need weight loss advice?

I need weight loss advice?

Losing Weight: Here is the skinny: 1. Avoid fads. It is truly about calories and the foods you ingest and the amount of energy you burn during the day. 2. Eat more protein and less sugars. 3. Eat several small snacks per day instead of three big meals. 4. Moderate exercise is more valid for losing weight than extreme exercise. This means a heart rate of 115 to 130 bpm. 5. Be accountable to someone! ...Read more

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Best way for weight loss ?

Best way for weight loss ?

Weight loss: The basics are watching your calories. For many people a low glycemic diet is helpful. The other side of the equation is increasing activity. If you looking for a good plan to get started look into Tru Health. I myseld have been able to get 20 plus pounds off with this . However, you will need to change your eating habits for long term benefit. check it out! www.mannapages.com/DrStu ...Read more

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Best foods for weight loss?

Best foods for weight loss?

Try not to get: Caught up in the idea of weight loss foods. There are no foods that will radically lead to weight loss(in fact people have lost significant weight eating junk food, just very controlled/limited amounts.) Focus more on trying to make eating changes for the long run that will help with weight control/health: this means portion control and colorful veggies, fruits, lean proteins, healthy fats. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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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