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What is the safest way to go on a diet?

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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 41 years experience
Safe: Please, before you "diet"( i don't like that term, i prefer modification of eating and lifestyle thinking); get a thorough physical exam, history, lab tests, and possible ekg-esp meds are to be tried- by your primary physician.If you do not have a pcp that "treats" weight challenged patients, please consult the asbp, american society of bariatric physicians website.Start with small steps, journal.

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