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How Much Weight Will My Baby Lose After Birth?

Just as the rate of your baby’s growth in your womb provided valuable information during your pregnancy, the period immediately following birth also requires close monitoring of your baby’s weight. Many factors can influence your baby’s ability to gain weight after delivery. While most babies lose a little weight early in the postpartum period, continued weight loss can be dangerous.

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How to Calculate Daily Caloric Requirements

If you are on a diet, you may be confused as to the number of calories you need each day to lose weight. While recommended daily allowances give a ballpark amount that is sometimes divided into male and female categories, it is not difficult to determine that you may need and burn more calories than your 84-year-old grandmother who sits all day long. The formula used to compute caloric needs is the basal metabolic rate (BMR); it takes into account your weight, height and age as well as factors in your personal physical activity. This gives you a personalized amount of daily calories needed to maintain, lose or gain weight.

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How to Cleanse Your Liver by Dieting

When you eat certain foods or drink alcohol in excess your liver is being taxed. If this type of stress is placed on the liver for a long period of time it is possible to develop liver disease or cirrhosis. Traditionally when someone is diagnosed with liver disease they are placed on a special diet. However, it is possible to cleanse your liver by dieting before things get to this point. The U.S. Institutes of Health suggest this simple and easy to follow diet to cleanse your liver naturally by reducing the strain placed on the liver.