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I'm a 19 year old female and weigh 305 pounds. would it be healthy to eat 1200-1500 calories a day and exercise 30-60 min to lose weight?

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Visit your doc & see how vigorous your workouts can get & whether their are any types of activity you should avoid.

Answered Mar 26, 2013

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Dr. David Schleimer answered

Specializes in

At 305 pounds you may have several potentially significant health issues. Before drastically reducing caloric intake and increasing exercising, see an md and make sure you can do these things, and ask advice for the healthy route. Best of health and luck!

Answered Oct 13, 2015

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Dr. Dimitri Novitzky answered

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Dimitri Novitzky commented: I did a calculation, for your weight. 305 Lb, and a height of 68 in, your BMI is=45,6. First have an endocrinological workup, see a weight loss program, Do daily exercises for 60 min, have a trainer and explain why. If no results, See a bariatric surgeon who performs gastric banding, which defenitively will help big time, the procedure is endoscopic, very easy on you

Answered Oct 19, 2015

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