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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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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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