A member 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 answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

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!

Answered 3/21/2013



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