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A 22-year-old female asked:

I eat lots of fruits,veggies,beans,nuts,very little animal prdts&carbhydrts,.nd no alcohols, no smoking.but i still put on wt.how do i reduce weight?

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Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Exercise: Eating right is only one component of weight loss. Be sure to get at least 30 minutes of vigorous activity (running, rowing, biking) daily. Also, lift weights. The more lean muscle you produce, the more fat you will burn. Finally, be sure to get enough sleep. If you don't, your cortisol levels will be high, promoting the storage of fat. Hope this helps!
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