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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 17 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.
Dr. Mitzi Johnson
Integrative Medicine 36 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

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