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A 23-year-old female asked:

i am obese?

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Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 19 years experience
More detail: We would need to know your height, weight, and more usefully your waist and hip measurements before being able to make this assessment. The cdc has a useful calculator you can use, when you have this information: http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.Html.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
You can do some: Thing about it. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Loss Physically Easy: All living creatures are open systems: i.e. all atoms we are made of keep changing, some rapid/some slow. Thus if we eat & store less than loose daily, wt. will go down. Calories: zero wt.; thus counting largely pointless. Track Wt. daily to 0.1 lb., after up&toilet, & review what eaten previous day to learn what works. Carbs/sugar most prone to store as fat. Fats (of natural origin) least stored!
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 33 years experience
See yourMD: See your md for help to get started on a change in your life style..Stop you sugar and carbs..Cardio for exercise drink water each day is new so do not quit. See www.Weighstation.Net for some help..Newsletters and faq's.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
There is Hope!: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Loss Physically Easy: All living creatures are open systems: i.e. all atoms we are made of keep changing, some rapid/some slow. Thus if we eat & store less than loose daily, wt. will go down. Calories: zero wt.; thus counting largely pointless. Track Wt. daily to 0.1 lb., after up & toilet, & review what eaten previous day to learn what works. Carbs most prone to store as fat. Fats (of natural origin) least stored.

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My problem is obesity?

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Start w eval by your: Doctor. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm.

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