A 21-year-old female asked:
210pounds 5^2 21yrs old. considering the 400(or600) calories a day diet. nutritional diet plan?
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Psychiatry 26 years experience
Not enough calories: If you drop caloric intake too drastically - you will actually eat up a lot of muscle and drop your metabolic rate. This is NOT a healthy way to lose weight. Consider working with a nutritionist so that you can do this in a healthy way. Take care.
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