A 20-year-old female asked:
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is that ok if i follow 1200 calorie and cut out oil and fat from my diet i try to lose weight?

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Dr. Laura Machado
25 years experience Bariatrics
It depends: It is more than calories but a overall balance of carbohydrate, protein, and fat that can make the biggest long-term changes. Healthy oils and healthy fats need to stay. Cutting out simple sugars is always safe. Don't forget to get enough protein or you will lose muscle instead of fat. For best results, your diet and weight loss goals need a in depth assessment to correctly guide you.
Answered on Feb 20, 2015

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Either: The fats in your diet can come from dairy, oils, or meats.
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Calorie restriction: Yes though be careful to take in essential fats,amino acids minerals and vitamins

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