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What is the best way to loose weight fast?

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Dr. Holly Barth
Dr. Holly Barthanswered
General Practice 10 years experience
Diet and Exercise: The goal is to burn more calories than you consume. Watch your diet-eliminate junk food and don't over eat. Consider liquids as well-soda, alcohol, etc contains a lot of calories. Exercise multiple times a week. If you find an activity you really enjoy you'll be more likely to engage in that activity. Avoid fad diets that could prevent you from getting adequate nutrition. Make healthy choices!
Dr. Ray Tidman
Dr. Ray Tidman commented
Family Medicine 39 years experience
learn how to count the calories in your food, balance your food check book.
Jan 20, 2012
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 42 years experience
start counting carbs too. it matters even if your are eating healthy.
Jan 20, 2012
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Gradual weight loss is better to keep it off for a long time. Rapid weight loss comes back when you stop the regimen you got there. It is difficult to stick to a regimen that makes you lose that much weight in 2 months. Get into healthy eating habits. Remember u eat 2 live and live 2 eat.
Mar 31, 2014
Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine 25 years experience
Not to loose it fast: I can't endorse any method that cause too fast of weight loss, as it would be usually achieved by un healthy means and not be lasting weight loss anyway. Most people that loose weight gain it back, unless they adopt lasting lifestyle changes. The only place for rapid weight loss would be any individual that is severly obese, weight is an immediate danger and perhaps to get them ready for surgery.
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Gradual weight loss is better to keep it off for a long time. Rapid weight loss comes back when you stop the regimen you got there. It is difficult to stick to a regimen that makes you lose that much weight in 2 months. Get into healthy eating habits. Remember u eat 2 live and live 2 eat.
Mar 31, 2014
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
StopEating esp Carbs: Carbs, complex & especially simple (fructose) are rapidly converted into & stored as fat. Thus drastically decrease all carbs & no sugars. Eat real food, not processed foods. Study "taubes why we get fat", "stossel debunking food myths", “how the government makes you fat” nusi.Org, gary taubes, peter attia, "lustig fatchance", “sugar: the bitter truth”, etc. Exercise & ↑ muscle mass also helps.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Provided original answer
Big Fat Lies, McGovern's Report, Science for Smart People, DietDoctor.com recommend start with the book cover [(rapid development of obesity becoming common in the last few decades since low-fat diet became widely promoted) and video] at DietDoctor.com/About for additional high value information/understanding.
Sep 28, 2013

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