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I'm 5'7", 29 years old and weigh 225 pounds. what diet and exercise should i incorporate to lose 10-20 pounds a month?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Lower rate of loss: 20 pounds per month is too rapid a loss for most people. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed.

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Last updated Mar 8, 2015

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