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help docs! i'm trying to lose weight i'm open to try anything i do exercise but the weight seems like it does nothing?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Nutrition+exercise: Try not to focus on weight per se as your goal. Instead, think of improving your health. With that in mind, recall that as you shed fat & add muscle via regular exercise & healthy eating, you might not lose as much weight numerically as you'd like. But I'm willing to bet that your clothes will fit better & you'll like what you see in the mirror. Monitor body fat, not just weight & body mass index.

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