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I'm 50 and 40 lb overweight?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Change your life: At the most basic level dieting takes no time or money. You can choose to eat less. I am sure you are busy, we all are. Do you have anything more important than your life? We each have 24 hours per day. Find a way to demand that you have earned the right to spend 1 of those hours each day to keep you alive. Would a check for $1million convince you? Would a funeral convince you? What will it take?
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
start with small change, if you drink 8 glasses of sweet tea a day, then commit to reducing to six and replacing two glasses with water
Jul 22, 2014
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Dr. Lisa Oldson commented
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
We know that counting calories & using "willpower" aren't the most successful approaches. Try changing WHAT you eat. Eat more fruits and veggies. Include healthy fats like salmon, nuts, avocados, olive oil in your meal plan. Eliminate highly processed carbs & sugar, especially if you are "addicted" to them. But don't restrict your calories so much that you binge and/or give up. Slow and steady!
Jul 24, 2014
Dr. Steven Margolis
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Diet: Sugar busters is a simple, balanced, inexpensive book. I recommend you follow it.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
You can do it!: You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! Commit to tracking your nutrition and weighing in weekly. Losing just 10 pounds can reverse diabetic state. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884?m
Dr. Lisa Oldson
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Start today: Your weight won't change overnight. Start with cutting out sugars and highly processed & refined carbs. Avoid soda, juice, chips, cookies, candy, cakes, fries & most fast food. Make half your plate vegetables for lunch & dinner. Add veggies/fruit for breakfast too. Healthy fats (salmon, nuts, avocados, olive oil, etc) are fine. Protein is fine, especially plant based. Take a brisk walk daily!
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Start today, sage advice!
Jul 22, 2014

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