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A 23-year-old female asked:

I have lost 36 pounds and i'm trying to lose 14 more but i'm stuck i can't lose anymore i changed my workout routine and i'm eating very healthy. help?

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Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 50 years experience
Plateaus in..: Wt. Loss are common. Quick drops in wt. Happen due to loss of water & glycogen from muscle stores (energy source burned since one's caloric intake is reduced). Because some muscle is lost, the body's metabolism slows requiring either: (1) fewer calories (2) increased activity or (3) increased calories to build muscle again, assuming exercise is vigorous. Serious athletes try #3 first. Really!

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Last updated Mar 21, 2013

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