U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
MD
A 19-year-old member asked:

Im obese and im trying loose weight with needing any surgery so have any good tips?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Preventive Medicine 34 years experience
Eat less and do more: Sounds simple, i know. It's not. It is a tremendous challenge for most people who want to lose weight, and the details of what works is different for different people. But there is no magic to it. You need to take in less calories than you burn off, somehow. For most it's daily exercise and less calories. Pick one thing you can live with long term and start, like no soda, or half-size portions.
Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics 22 years experience
Reduce weight: This is a repeat of what I have said before. My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

A 39-year-old member asked:

Do i need to loose weight if i'm not even obese yet?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Yes you may: If you are overweight but not defined as obese and have other medical conditions or other risk factors for cardiovascular disease, like smoking, diabetese, high blood pressure, strong family history of heart disease or stroke and high cholestero, and you are overweight and not yet obese, you, it may be advisable to loose few pounds we need to know what your bmi is to advice you.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Dec 15, 2014

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.