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How long will it take for me to see weight loss results from jogging/running?

How long will it take for me to see weight loss results from jogging/running?

It depends: It depends on a number of things. First it depends on your initial weight. If you're severly overweight, it may take a while before you notice a change even if you lose a few pounds. Second, it depends on your diet. If you don't watch your diet, you could end up taking in more calories than you burn. But as long as you watch your diet and continue working out, you will see an improvement. ...Read more

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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How long would it take until you start seeing results for weight loss?

How long would it take until you start seeing results for weight loss?

It depends: You need to burn off 3500 calories you don't eat in order to lose one pound. The more obese you are, the more you need to lose before it will be obvious as far as appearance goes. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take to see results in weight loss?

Can someone tell me how long will it take to see results in weight loss?

It depends upon: The specifics. You have to burn off 3500 calories that you don't ingest in order to lose one pound. When you see results depends upon your current weight and how many calories you can lose over time. A 1/2 pound/week weight loss is excellent, particularly when you need to learn to eat and exercise properly for a lifetime. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take for me to see results in my weight loss?

Can someone tell me how long will it take for me to see results in my weight loss?

See results???: It depends on what you mean. If you want to see results on the scale, it can be as little as a day. If you are waiting to see visible results in the mirror, many other factors come into play - like how much you weigh to begin with. If you are 200 pounds overweight, you may drop 20 pounds and not notice. ...Read more

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How long does it take to see the difference on a weight loss programme?

How long does it take to see the difference on a weight loss programme?

Depends: Upon how much you restrict your diet and how much you increase your activity. It takes 3500 calories to gain or lose a pound. You need a nutritional and exercise program you can follow the rest of your life. See a registered dietitian, don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Can c diff cause pain and weight loss? My dr is testing me for c diff, h pylori, and o and p.How long does it take to get results

Can c diff cause pain and weight loss? My dr is testing me for c diff, h pylori, and o and p.How long does it take to get results

Maybe.: C diff can cause wt loss and pain, but usually those symptoms parallel the severity of the diarrhea. H pylori and o+p are also unlikely but possible causes of pain and wt loss. Really depends upon your symptoms and history. Test turn around time is something you should ask your doc or your lab. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take for me to see weight-loss?

Can someone tell me how long will it take for me to see weight-loss?

It depends: Upon how many more calories you burn off that you don't ingest. It takes a loss of 3500 calories to lose one pound, that's the equivalent of walking 35 miles. Therefore, weight loss is not fast, but you need to learn proper nutrition for the rest of your life. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. It's a slow life-long process to lose weight. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to see a difference in weight loss?

Please tell me how long it takes for to see a difference in weight loss?

Depends: Upon how fast you lose and what your current weight is. It takes 3500 calories burned off that you didn't eat to lose one pound, so there is no fast weight loss that's real. You want to learn how to eat and exercise for the rest of your life, not just this week. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take me to start noticing weight loss results?

Can someone tell me how long will it take me to start noticing weight loss results?

That depends on you.: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Remember that 3, 500 calories = 1 pound. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when you start smoking how long till you see results of weight loss?

I wanted to know when you start smoking how long till you see results of weight loss?

Doesn't help: Don't trade one medical problem for another. You can lose weight through diet and exercise. Smoking just adds another risk factor and further shortens your life. ...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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How long does it take to notice a weight loss in an anorexic teenager?

Weight loss: Sometimes quite awhile. The ill teenager often tries to hide the weight loss, wearing bulky clothes, covering arms and legs so that weight loss is covered over. When parents observe this behavior they should insist on finding the truth and then take their child to their physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How long does it take to lose loose skin when you have a lot of weight loss?

How long does it take to lose loose skin when you have a lot of weight loss?

Depends: It depends on the amount of weight loss and the age of the person. The most favorable results are in the young due to increased skin elasticity and in those with minor weight loss. If it is going to retract, should take less than a year. Massive weight loss often results in skin excess that will have to be surgically excised. ...Read more

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How long does it take for topamax (topiramate) to work for weight loss at 200mg?

How long does it take for topamax (topiramate) to work for weight loss at 200mg?

Topamax (topiramate) for weight: Although many experience some weight loss with topamax (topiramate) there is no guarantee that you will have the same experience. At 200 mg you need to be on the look out for side effects such as oligohydrosis. (reduced ability to sweat), glaucoma, kidney stones, impaired verbal fluency, low magnesium and acidosis (to name a few). Weight loss often requires a several modifications in lifestile. ...Read more

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How long does it take for metformin to work to help with weight loss and reversing prediabetes?

How long does it take for metformin to work to help with weight loss and reversing prediabetes?

Metformin works: Metformin works right away to do what it is meant to do, improve the utilization of sugar by your body. It can help with weight loss and reversing prediabetes but not without your help as well. Eat healthy (lots of vegetables especially!) and exercise lots. ...Read more

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How long does it take the body to replace massive blood loss. I want to start working out and lose weight but doc says I will be weak for 2 weeks?

How long does it take the body to replace massive blood loss. I want to start working out and lose weight but doc says I will be weak for 2 weeks?

If you had...: "massive" blood loss the last thing you should be worried about at this stage is when you can work out. Give yourself full time to heal and recover before you stress your body more. Start slow! ...Read more

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How long does it take for metformin for insulin resistance to work in achieving weight loss?

How long does it take for metformin for insulin resistance to work in achieving weight loss?

No or maybe: There is no consistent evidence that metformin helps with weight loss. Studies simply do not back up this statement. Individuals do seem to lose weight while on metformin, but it is not at all clear it's the drug. ...Read more

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How long does it take for daily 25 mg/levothyroxine intake to leave your system after ceasing intake? Have hashimoto's disease and experience extreme weight loss etc. This was the second incident that occurred after going on and then going back on the med

How long does it take for daily 25 mg/levothyroxine intake to leave your system after ceasing intake? Have hashimoto's disease and experience extreme weight loss etc. This was the second incident that occurred after going on and then going back on the med

Possible other issue: 25 mcg levothyroxine is a very small dose. It would be very unlikely that this dose would cause high thyroid levels and excessive weight loss. However, people with hashimoto's can sometimes experience temporary high thyroid levels because of increased inflammation of the thyroid (hashitoxicosis). ...Read more

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How long does it take for Metformin 1000 mg to start working for weight loss due to PCOS? Also, will metformin help with depression and mood swings?

How long does it take for Metformin 1000 mg to start working for weight loss due to PCOS? Also, will metformin help with depression and mood swings?

Metformin: Metformin controls blood sugar not weight loss.
Metformin will not help with depression and mood swings.
Please see:
1: Diabetes educator -- your doctor will organize that for you.
2: Psychologist -- clearly needed for your depression and mood swings.

Wish you well! ...Read more

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How much time does it take to see weight loss on the scale?

How much time does it take to see weight loss on the scale?

1 week: A coloric deficit of 3500 calories is equal to about 1 lb. This deficit should be a mix of increased exercise, and decreased consumption. A good diet with exercise will produce about a 1, 000 cal deficit daily - 7, 000 per week. This is about 2 lbs. Most scales will show a 2 lb loss. So figure about a week to see a change. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take me to notice weight loss?

Can someone tell me how long will it take me to notice weight loss?

That depends on how: Overweight you are and how rapidly you lose weight. To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for ecstasy to affect weight loss?

How long is it supposed to it take for ecstasy to affect weight loss?

It doesn't: Besides, it's illegal and very dangerous. Why would you even think for a moment that a toxic mind-altering drug that you don't even know what's in it because it was brewed-up in somebody's garage -- could possible help you with weight loss. You're too old to still believe in the tooth fairy. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take to loose 16 pounds and what is a good weight loss plan?

How long it takes: Depends on you. There are 3, 500 calories per pound. To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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How long its takes before you start losing weight when you jogging?

How long its takes before you start losing weight when you jogging?

It Depends!: Weight loss only occurs if your caloric intake is less than output. In other words, you burn more gas than you put in. If you have started a running program but not changed your diet, you may never lose weight. Every day that your output (daily expenditure plus exercise) is bigger than input, you will lose some weight. String a bunch of days together and you will notice the difference. ...Read more

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How long do I have to starve myself before I see real weight loss?

How long do I have to starve myself before I see real weight loss?

Don't starve: Starving yourself is not the way to lose weight. It is dangerous because you will not be getting all the minerals and vitamins you need, which can lead to heart problems. Also, at very low calorie intake the body shuts down calorie burning and this makes it even harder to lose weight. The very lowest calorie intake I would recommend would be 1200 for a woman and 1600 for a man. And exercise. ...Read more

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Will I see weight loss results faster from kickboxing that regular exercise?

Will I see weight loss results faster from kickboxing that regular exercise?

Exercise: All exercise is good. Kickboxing will tend to increase your heart rate significantly at its peak. Just don't get injured! However, the quickest way to lose weight is with an excellent nuitrition program. Remember, you need to burn 3500 calories with exercise above and beyond normal in order to lose just one pound! Its the quality of food you eat that's important. ...Read more

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I am 100lb f 18 I started working out 30 minutes a day will I see results like tone or weight loss soon? I eat decently healthy too

I am 100lb f 18 I started working out 30 minutes a day will I see results like tone or weight loss soon? I eat decently healthy too

Watch Food/Drinks: Working out for 30 minute might be a mile of walking, that's only 100 calorie, a piece of pizza is 500 calories or 5 miles. Pay attention to the bad foods/drinks, here is a list of foods listed in order of which are most important make 2 changes only:
1. Any drink with sugar
2. Fast foods
3. Fried foods
4. Skipping meals
5. Bad breakfasts
6 bad snacks
7. Large portions. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to notice weight loss in anorexia?

Please tell me how long it takes for to notice weight loss in anorexia?

Depends: You have to burn off 3500 calories that you don't take in to lose one pound. Depends upon how severe the anorexia is. See a psychiatrist for treatment before severe problems arise. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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


Dr. Ray Tidman
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Jogging (Definition)

There are many benefits to being active during pregnancy. You may not feel great every day of your pregnancy, but exercise should make you feel better overall and may help prepare you for labor and childbirth. There are some conditions or symptoms that may make ...Read more