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Doctor insights on: Will Your Body Allow You To Lose Fat While Pregnant

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How do you lose fat when wanting to maintain your muscle?

How do you lose fat when wanting to maintain your muscle?

Balance: 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. ...Read more

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How can you lose weight off your breast naturally?

How can you lose weight off your  breast naturally?

Eat less, exercise:): Breast area has some fatty tissue. Therefore, losing weight by eating less and exercising more can result in losing some breast weight. Decrease fat and salt in the diet. Exercise by walking, lifting weights; wear a good sports bra. Start today by reading this http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthywei. ...Read more

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What will happen to your body weight if you eat less calories than what your body naturally burns?

What will happen to your body weight if you eat less calories than what your body naturally burns?

Weight loss: Consistently consuming less calories than you burn will result in weight loss. A very low calorie diet, however, needs to be medically monitored as significant nutritional deficiencies can develop. ...Read more

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When you start to lose weight, do you normally tend to lose it in the areas that are biggest on your body, or?

When you start to lose weight, do you normally tend to lose it  in the areas that are biggest on your body, or?

Not necessarily: The fat can come off any part of the body, including bulging areas and not so bulging areas. ...Read more

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Should i keep trying to lose weight or stop here and try to give my body more time to tighten up the skin before losing any more?

Should i keep trying to lose weight or stop here and try to give my body more time to tighten up the skin before losing any more?

Depends: On what your initial weight was, what your current weight is (how much you have lost) and what your goal weight is. With that information, a doctor can tell you what would be in your best interest. Often, the recommendation is to first lose all of the weight to attain your goal weight as this will keep you motivated. ...Read more

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Help, how much body fat percentage do you need to start your period?

Monthly period: Variable s/b calucated based on your metbolic consultation or gynegolcist or an endocronologist. ...Read more

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Does a person need to eat any fat when trying to gain muscle and lose weight?

Does a person need to eat any fat when trying to gain muscle and lose weight?

Some fat,: Protein increase and monitor carbs, ideally you could use a nutritionist to assist. Some personal trainers are particulary good with targetted diet. It is always helpful to rememberthat diet overall must be balanced. ...Read more

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If you workout and get abs on your body and then eat carbs you will loose all the effort?

If you workout and get abs on your body and then eat carbs you will loose all the effort?

Abs and carbs: If you workout and get abs on your body and then eat carbs you will loose all the effort? ANS: no eat healthy and keep working out. I recommend the DASH eating plan as the most healthy way to eat. It is very well tested. Never take any supplements to try to build muscle. ...Read more

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Would if be okay to lose body fat during pregnancy?

Would if be okay to lose body fat during pregnancy?

Wt loss: There are recommendations for the proper amount of weight to gain during pregnancy, however there are women who are overweight during their pregnancy who can lose weight and not affect the fetus. It is not advised however to diet or try to lose weight in pregnancy as there can be adverse outcomes. ...Read more

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When you fast, does your body preferentially digest muscles in order to obtain glucose?

When you fast, does your body preferentially digest muscles in order to obtain glucose?

Not exactly: Glucose is stored as glycogen in the liver (mostly) and some other places. Fasting promotes release of glucose from storage. In prolonged fasts, muscle is broken down to provide Amino Acids which get converted to glucose. However, fatty acids are converted into ketones which also provide energy, primarily for brain and heart, during prolonged fasts. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight without going to the gym?

Can you lose weight without going to the gym?

Short answer, yes: Restricting caloric intake always works. It's just so hard to do. Most people do better with a balanced diet, perhaps with less carbohydrates and more protein than usual 'healthy diets' (think south beach diet or slow carb diets). You will be better off doing both the diet and exercise, especially resistance (weight lifting) training. Increase your muscle mass (even a few %) and its easier... ...Read more

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How long will you have to stay on a low carb diet before you begin to lose weight?

How long will you have to stay on a low carb diet before you begin to lose weight?

Weight loss: There is no one plan fits all. In general eat less and exercise more. Many structured plans can work ie weight watchers, 17 day diet, low carb. All have been successful for many. Low carb diet should see benefit within a week as long as you are still not exceeding consumptions of other calories. ...Read more

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If someone doesn't get any Fat in their diet, would the body still be able to get enough fat to survive from just converting Carbohydrates?

If someone doesn't get any Fat in their diet, would the body still be able to get enough fat to survive from just converting Carbohydrates?

Essential nutrients: Hi. Simple answer - no. There are essential nutrients that we MUST get from our diet because the human body can't make its own. Such things include (but are NOT limited to!): essential fatty acids, essential amino acids, vitamin C, vitamin B12, and on and on. If you get zero fat, you WILL be essential fatty acid deficient. Healthy diet! No fad diets! ...Read more

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What happens if your fat and you want to have muscles and stuff. does steroids give you muscle and abs to your body ang lose your weight?

What happens if your fat and you want to have muscles and stuff. does steroids give you muscle and abs to your body ang lose your weight?

Yes in a Way BUT!: U can gain muscle, bulk up, but if U loose fat U replace it with muscle which is much heavier than fat. BUT @ great risk 2 Ur body & mind. There R so many downsides & risks. They should never B used unless Ur provider rs' 's them 4 a medical condition. "Roid rage", adrenal shut down, unable 2 fight infection, TB loves steroids. NO NO NO. Never use them. Plus black market roids is like roulette. ...Read more

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If you live without the carbs and sugar and eat fats and stuff, won't you lose muscle? I want to build muscle not lose it

If you live without the carbs and sugar and eat fats and stuff, won't you lose muscle? I want to build muscle not lose it

Balance and variety: A balanced diet is key with recommended amounts of protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates. A good source of protein is essential to building muscle. You also want to eat a diet that offers variety, optimizes your health and is appropriate for your lifestyle. And don't forget proper rest. ...Read more

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Will i need to eat fat when trying to gain muscle and lose weight?

Will i need to eat fat when trying to gain muscle and lose weight?

No: The body will get the energy it needs without specifically eating more fat. Need to ensure you are getting appropriate protein intake to build muscle optimally. Overall, need to use more calories than you take in- ideally as a combination of reduced/adjusted dietary intake and increased aerobic exercise and weight training. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when you lose weight, can you lose weight on your breasts naturally too?

I wanted to know when you lose weight, can you lose weight on your breasts naturally too?

Yes, possibly.: Yes, this is fairly common as breast tissue has some degree of adipose (fat) in the surrounding tissues as well. ...Read more

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If you taking to much insulin will that make lose weight and when you get up in the morning and your blood sugar be 69 to 78 do you still take insulin?

If you taking to much insulin will that make lose weight and when you get up in the morning and your blood sugar be 69 to 78 do you still take insulin?

Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia can cause permanent brain damage. Brain cells can only use glucose for energy. I don't recommend too much insulin for anything. When your blood sugar is low to normal in the morning fasting you make sure you eat breakfast after taking your doctor-prescribed dose of insulin. If you are ill, vomiting or not eating, you cut your insulin dose in half and call your doctor. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if all body parts slim down when you lose weight?

There are no: guarantees where the weight will come from or if loss will be equally distributed. ...Read more

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What can I take over-the-counter that will increase my appetite.? I want to be able to gain weight and then maintain that weight.

What can I take over-the-counter that will increase my appetite.? I want to be able to gain weight and then maintain that weight.

Get a food plan: From your doc or a nutritionist. Protein can add muscle weight and reduce fat. Above all, be careful of developing an eating disorder. It can take your life. Love yourself more than the number on the scale. Peace and good health. ...Read more