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A 17-year-old female asked:

Helllo dr, i am 17 years old girl, weight 79 kg, height 5"7, calories intake 1000/day, want lose 10kg weight in two months, what food i need to use, please help?

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
Pediatrics 19 years experience
Slow and Steady: Weight loss can be a challenge but on the positive side with you are close to a targeted normal weight.Your bmi is close to nl; 10 kg weight loss may be a push;i would advise a balanced diet that doesn't eliminate major food groups unless you are vegan/vegetarian. 1000 calories per day is dangerous and not recommended. Also any wt you lose with radical calorie reduction you are likely to regain.
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Dr. Mitzi Johnson
Integrative Medicine 38 years experience
I agree. 1000 calories a day may actually block your effort to lose weight because your body will try to protect itself by storing what little you eat a fat. You may also not have enough extra energy available to exercise and build muscle which would help you lose fat weight.
Apr 7, 2014
Last updated Feb 17, 2015

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