A 21-year-old female asked:
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atkins vs nutrisystem vs weight watchers. i'm 21 5^2 &aweigh about 200 .. what's the best way to lose 50-80 pounds within 2-4 months?

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Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Atkins + Fiber: Atkins (0 carbs) is the way to go--but it's a tough diet to follow. It's virtually fiber-free, and can cause constipation. I recommend adding several tablespoons of psyllium husks every day (Konsyl, from the grocery store), plus lots of water, to keep you regular. Also, perhaps 500-1,000 mg of magnesium. Metformin 500 mg 3 times daily will also help with wt loss. Walk at least 15 minutes/day.
Answered on Mar 8, 2015
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Wt. watchers: You need to speak directly with your PCP.
Answered on May 18, 2015
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
28 years experience Neurosurgery
One that suits you: The one you can stick to the best and longest. Also, you can lose weight without spending money, which may be a consideration. Be your own task master! There are free apps on smartphones to help yourself remain accountable. Build in a cheat day as rewards. Also, your weight loss goals are excellent, but you will most likely need much more time to achieve them, and to keep from being disapoint
Answered on Aug 18, 2020

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