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A 18-year-old female asked:

How can i eat healthy again with out gaining weight after eating 400 calories a day and 2 hours of exercise everyday?

3 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kim Fagan
Sports Medicine 34 years experience
Quik fix rarely last: 400 calories /day even with doctor supervision is not smart for long term weight loss/ management. This is not enough to cover your basic metabolic needs. Add an additional 2 hours of exercise and down right risky. You will likely gain some weight back when you start reintroducing food-your body thought you were starving. Add back slowly, healthy food, small meals, and reasonable exercise.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
unless you do HCG
Jan 19, 2013
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Healthful foods will: Help, but when u increase your caloric intake (even with lean proteins, low glycemic starches & sugars [carbs], good fats [olive/ canola oil], veggies) you're bound to gain some weight unless u exercise even more/harder. Follow link to calculate basic caloric needs for your level of activity; decrease # calories to keep weight off. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/calorie-calculator/nu00598.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Eating disorder?: Eating only 400 calories/day plus exercising 2 hours a day makes me wonder whether you have an eating disorder? This is an extremely low-calorie diet, which has not been providing even basic body maintenance. Hoping you are working with your doctor on this, and are getting the help you need. With eating disorders, ongoing treatment is needed -- even while gradually increasing your food.

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