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A 18-year-old female asked:

i have anorexia, but im not that underweight. i want to start eating 801010 raw vegan and mainly fruits. will i gain weight? im terrified about it.

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Nearly impossible: Most vegans lose weight. Without fat and carb , your chances of gaining weight from this diet is lower than winning the superlotto.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

If I have had anorexia in the past can I still get pregnant?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes!: Anorexia in the past is not a barrier to pregnancy. It does mean that you need to be careful about your eating habits during pregnancy since we will want you to gain 30-35 pounds during your pregnancy. You may want to see a nutritionist early on to agree on an eating plan that works for you.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Is having a guilty conscious about food a healthy way to lose weight?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
No: A guilty conscience about food is not a healthy way to lose weight. Healthy food nourishes your body and keeps it running well. Emotional problems can sometimes confuse and complicate the process of eating, though. For instance, some with binge eating disorder suffer guilt about food. See your physician if you're concerned about your weight or your feelings about food.
A 18-year-old member asked:

Is losing 25lbs in 3 mnths a reasonable or achievable weight loss goal?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: The answer depends on your baseline weight but in general a pace of 0.5-2 lbs/week is acceptable and achievable. The most important thing is how you are doing this. Make sure you stick to a program that you know you can maintain lifelong instead of falling for the fad diets/regimen. Good luck to you.
A member asked:

I have shoulder calcification can I still exercise take weights?

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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
No: You can still lift weights and exercise as tolerated. You may be limited by discomfort and if your are then you may need to have it further evaluated to determine if you need any intervention.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What could cause a sudden weight loss of 10 pounds?

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Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 54 years experience
How sudden?: Rapid weight gain could be due to fluid buildup or as a side effect of several drugs. See a doctor.

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