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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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Can you tell me when losing weight does your face automatically lose weight?

Can you tell me when losing weight does your face automatically lose weight?

There is not a: Guarantee. But quite often your loss will show in your face early on due to lose of subcutaneous fat. ...Read more

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Why doesn't my lipoma shrink with exercise and weight loss?

Why doesn't my lipoma shrink with exercise and weight loss?

Good Question: Lipomas are abnormal fatty growths. Why don't they shrink or go away with exercise and weight loss? Unknown. The only known way to get rid of them is to excise them. ...Read more

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Weight loss: why does my weight decrease and increase again as I try to lose it?

Weight loss: why does my weight decrease and increase again as I try to lose it?

Balance: The body likes balance. It might think your current weight is the ideal weight and will "readjust" to keep you at the current weight. The goal is to "trick" the body through small weight loss (1-2 lbs /week maximum) so that you can maintain the pace. Anything more than this and the body will be alarmed and go into its compensatory mode. ...Read more

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Can losing weight make your feet smaller?

Can losing weight make your feet smaller?

Yes if swelling was : If swelling was present dur tofluid retention common with excessive weight you might notice reduction in size. ...Read more

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Does insulin create difficulty in losing weight? And does 8 yearsof using it upset my hormones?

Does insulin create difficulty in losing weight? And does 8 yearsof using it upset my hormones?

Yes and No: One of the side effect of Insulin is weight gain. That's why it's important to follow your doctor's advise and use only what's necessary to control your blood sugar. There are other diabetes medication you can use along with Insulin to negate the weight gain from insulin. Using Insulin long term does not "upset your hormones." chances are if you are on it, then your doc thinks you need it. ...Read more

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If i start putting weight training into my routine. Will this make me gain weight or lose body fat?

If i start putting weight training into my routine. Will this make me gain weight or lose body fat?

Possibly both: Weight training can lead to increased muscle mass which can increase your basal metabolic rate, so that you ultimately lose body fat. Increased muscle mass can potentially add to your weight, but if weight training is part of a fitness program which includes improved diet and cardiovascular exercise, you will likely lose weight over the long term. ...Read more

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When you gain and then lose weight, does it make vagina loose?

When you gain and then lose weight, does it make vagina loose?

Yes: During and after significant weight the skin due loss of fat due appear loose. ...Read more

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When loosing weight through excercise my face becomes noticeably gaunt, and i look unwell.How do the celebs achieve weight loss and no gauntness?

When loosing weight through excercise my face becomes noticeably gaunt, and  i look unwell.How do the celebs achieve weight loss and no gauntness?

Listen to your body: Make sure you are promoting a healthy approach for mind, body, and spirit. Healthy organic vegetables, and fruit, pasture raised meats and eggs, wild caught fish, slow grains like quinoa, 6 equal meals to keep blood sugar stable, frequent small mounts of exercise that improve blood flow to the face like pretend jump roping, skillful stress management promote total health. ...Read more

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I never realized how much fat can build up between your organs.. When you lose weight do you lose that fat first or does it depend on the exercise?

I never realized how much fat can build up between your organs.. When you lose weight do you lose that fat first or does it depend on the exercise?

No spot reduction: there's no way to reduce fat in certain areas by certain exercises. Liposuction can remove that from specific locations but is only used in subcutaneous areas.As you lose weight, the body burns your fatty storage and usually it is equally distributed when you lose or gain weight. ...Read more

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Why does my body increase weight very fast and decrease weight slowly ?

Why does my body increase  weight very fast and decrease weight slowly ?

It takes 3500: calories to gain or lose a pound. It is much easier to eat an extra 3500 calories than it is to lose the same amount through increased activity. Walking a mile only burns up an average of 100 calories. ...Read more

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Does your face and skull shrink as you loose weight?

Does your face and skull shrink as you loose weight?

Body composition: As you lose weight, your body composition likely may change. So, your face might get more lean. You skull, which is bone, should not change so your hat size should remain the same. ...Read more

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I'm about 80 pounds overweight. If i lose this weight will my body balance its hormones and will my facial hair decrease?

I'm about 80 pounds overweight. If i lose this weight will my body balance its hormones and will my facial hair decrease?

Iit should: A lot of the hormones you talk about are stored in fat cells, if you lose the weight from the fat cells and not from muscle mass- it should balance out. You need to do cardio work out and weight training- the weight training is to maintain and preserve, or even build up your muscle mass, as you lose weight. ...Read more

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What can I do to lose weight fast without putting too much pressure on my knee?

What can I do to lose weight fast without putting too much pressure on my knee?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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Could you maintain your breast size when losing weight?

Could you maintain your breast size when losing weight?

Depends: For most women, the breast size changes proportionately with their weight. 20 lbs loss usually equals about 1 bra size. But some women, often those with naturally large breasts, don't follow this pattern. It's hard to predict. ...Read more