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A 35-year-old female asked:

What is the best way for someone who's confined to a wheelchair and obese to try and lose weight?

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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
Calorie focus + h2o: If in a wheelchair, it is critical to focus on calorie restriction. Of course, water-based exercise is always encouraged, but not always available. If morbidly obese (bmi over 35), then weight loss surgery is worth considering.
Dr. Marc Neff
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Obesity mobility: Complicated question. Losing weight is always a combination of an appropriate diet and exercise plan. Taking in less intake in calories could be achieved by a doctor supervised weight loss plan. Or, better than that, an evaluation and plan by a dietician. The exercise part is a little more complicated and would depend on what types of exercise you could perform to increase your metabolism.

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