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I joined a weight loss program that consisted if dieting at 800 cals a day. i was under medical supervision but i started losing hair. should i do it again ? i gained weight due to foot injury and major life events. now i am not sure if that was a hea

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Avoid crash diets: The goal of losing weight is keeping it off and improving health. Low calorie diets usually accomplish neither result. Instead, completely avoid foods that contain white sugar, white flour, white rice, and white pasta. Eat plenty of vegetables and beans and a fair share of fruits and nuts, and add wild fish like salmon and cod at least three times a week, stay physically active and watch lbs. Drop.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Need supervision: Severe calorie restriction will cause sarcopenia - essential muscle loss and subsequent weight gain leads to sarcopenic obesity - stick hands and legs big midsection. Loosing hair is a sign of adrenal stress and imbalance in hormones causing indirect thyroid stress. You need supervision by md for weight loss or contact first line therapist by http://metagenics.Com - get the therapist in your area.

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