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is a vegetarian diet ok for someone who has a weight problem?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Being a vegetarian will not guarantee weight loss (too much sugar will ruin a vegetarian diet). Overall, vegetarian diets tend to have less calories which helps with weight loss.

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Is fasting for three days a healthy way to lose weight?

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What's the ideal weight for a 21yr old female who is 5'5"?

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What would increase a vegetarian's risk of atherosclerosis?

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I need to lose some weight I weight 217 lb im 5/6 tall 47yrs?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
First and foremost: Please believe me, there are no shortcuts. Consult with your doctor, have an examination and make sure you are healthy enough to exercise. Concentrate on one goal at a time. First- breakfast every day, no excuses. Next, a bit of walking every day, even if it's just 5-10 mins. Increase every week or two by 5-10 mins. Then, cut down on the bedtime goodies, especially sweets and carbs. On your way!

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