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A 33-year-old member asked:

how long can a fat, obese person live without food compared to a regular size person?

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Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes
Dr. Gaston Moran Celayes answered
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
The same: Being obese is not a protection against prolonged fasting. Is just another form of malnutrition.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can an obese person survive longer without food?

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Dr. Kenneth Foreman
Bariatrics 28 years experience
Maybe: An obese person will have more fat stores, but also more fat-free mass (muscle, bone) to carry the extra weight. This may allow them to survive longer without food. As with thin people, they will begin to break down muscle, so this is not a safe way for the obese person to try to lose weight.
A 21-year-old male asked:

What type food have to take for being fat?

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Diet for weight loss: If you consume more calories than you burn then the body will store these calories as glycogen in your liver (for quick access to energy when needed) or fat for long term storage. All foods have some caloric value but some, such as celery sticks actually require more energy to chew than is absorbed by eating it. Count calories to lose weight. For adults most burn 1200-1700 calories a day.
A 34-year-old male asked:

Doc im 44 years old and im obese. My question is what better food for me to decrease my obesity?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Exercise exercise : You will 'decrease obesity' by healthy low calorie diet , exercise , exercise and more exercise , then only you will loose weigh. Make sure to try to succeed. Good luck for making an effort to succeed your goal..
A 38-year-old member asked:

Which type of main food cause obesity?

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
Food & obesity: Mainly carbohydrates (bread, rice, pasta, tortillas), fast food, soda, sweets are what i see my patients eating too much of which caused their obesity.
A 34-year-old member asked:

For what reason might it be that obese people find restricting food hard, while anorexics find over eating hard?

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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
Anorexia : There are many reasons why people over eat. They may eat for emotional comfort, they may lack the hormone that makes them feel full, they may have large stretched out stomachs, etc. On the other hand, anorexics have a psychiatric disorder in which they see themselves as being overweight even when they are extremely skinny.

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