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A 27-year-old female asked:

is there any weight loss pill that is effective and safe- i am workingout a lot and eating well but i want to lose 10 lbs in 1 month.....is it possibl?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
To lose a pound: You need to burn off 3, 500 calories that you don't take in. Ten pounds would be 35, 000 calories; which would require you to burn off almost 1, 200 calories a day that you don't eat. That equates to waking 120 miles/day or almost starvation, which is not recommended. There are no "safe" diet pills; all prescription ones have potential dangers and the otc ones are a fraud. Try longterm diet/exercise.

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