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can you tell me how to lose over 100 pounds in 8 months?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Except in most: dire circumstances in a patient w morbid obesity - would not recommend weight loss at such a rapid rate. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates.
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Try to keep weight loss to 2 lbs a week, even though there will be some variation. There is also research suggesting that holding steady for a bit after each 10-15 lbs lost will help your body stabilize and get used to the new weight. This approach may help to avoid yo-yo dieting.
Jun 25, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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Great info Dr. Berman.
Jul 3, 2014

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