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can somebody tell me how much weight will i lose on primal/paleo diet?

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Dr. Claude Brachfeld
Cardiology 39 years experience
No: There is no sound nutritional reason to use this diet, but if you choose to do so it's likely you'll lose substantial weight during the first few weeks. This happens with almost any major diet manipulation. Unfortunately, almost everybody gains the weight back. Best course is a balanced, low-calorie diet including all food groups that can be sustained for life plus vigorous regular exercise.
Dr. Matthew Griffin
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
A substantial amount: It depends on how much you weigh now. For example, a patient of mine who was 425lbs lost 80lbs in 9 weeks. Much more common is a patient losing 20 lbs in the first two months as they don't have near as much to lose. However, if you need to lose 30-50 total, for example, most people who go into nutrional ketosis will lose closer to 20 lbs in 2 months based on my estimation of patients I'v seen.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

What are some effective diet pills?

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Dr. Samuel Sadow
Bariatrics 48 years experience
Yes: Fda approved diet pills are only prescribed under your doctor's care and for short times only. Tenuate and Phentermine are the safest, but have certain contraindications. If you think you need a diet pill you likely need a good weight loss physician to prescribe a program for you. Most people fail in dieting because they're not being well supervised and get discouraged.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How much weight must I gain if i'm carrying triplets?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
The more the better.: Extrapolating from studies in twins that show that increased maternal gestational weight gain is associated with improved fetal/neonatal outcomes, i would say that there is no upper limit to weight gain with triplets. Just monitor your health closely with your maternal-fetal medicine specialist to assure you do not have diabetes mellitus and/or hypertension. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily!
A 43-year-old member asked:

Why do people go on starvation diets?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Too lose weight: Starvation diets are used by many patients to rapidly lose weight. They do not cause any sustainable weight loss and are very unhealthy.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Why would you need to join a gym to lose weight?

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
Clinical Psychology 18 years experience
Not necessary: Joining a gym may serve as a commitment to exercise. It can also help create partnerships for an exercise program which makes maintenance more likely. Exercise is for your health and fitness. Reduction in calories is the best bet for weight loss. The combination is great, but a gym membership is not necessary to accomplish either.
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How to reduce weight safely?

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Dr. Alan Faustino
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Patience: Everyone knows how to do this, there are not tricks or secrets the problems is that most of us do not want to wait for the weight to come of the right way or do not want to put the work into it. Its simple, loose no more than 4 pounds a month as studies have shown that you are less likely to put it back on if you loose more than that a month.

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