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Grants Pass, OR
A 23-year-old female asked:

In the 50s 110-140 lbs was normal for a woman who was 5"6 i'm 5"6 and 188 what's so different? and how can i lower my weight?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Life: Society is different. Most women aren't 'happy homemakers' like in the 1950s, so they work, so we all eat out too often and too large of portions (which have also grown since 1950s). 1/3 of us is overweight or more so. Only way to lose weight is to reduce portions / calories and increase activity, sorry.

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