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A 18-year-old female asked:

I can't eat more than 1000 calories a day or else i get a sore stomach and bloat and i hate my weight so much it just won't come off.

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Dr. Emmanuel Quaye
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Eat more natural.: In my natural weight loss program, we emphasize what, when and how you eat to lose weight. We have researched the science of weight loss, and recommend eating natural as much as possible. Avoid processed foods and drinks. Have a cut off time for eating, so that you don't eat after a certain time at night. Don't eat (or drink) anything with calories for three hours before bedtime. It works. Try it.
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Also consider taking probioutics (Doctor Ohira is a good brnad) and a food sensitivity lab test.
Aug 30, 2016
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
A Verified Doctor commented
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If you're only taking in 1000 calories a day, you should be losing weight. A concern I have is that there may be an underlying metabolic or digestive issue. Please see a doctor and also ask for a referral to a nutritionist.
Oct 25, 2016
Dr. Dora Chizea
Dr. Dora Chizea commented
Anti-Aging Medicine 49 years experience
Yes do see a doctor
Dec 6, 2016
A Verified Doctoranswered
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See doctor: Average person needs around 2200 calories per day and if someone is eating just 1000 calories , they should be loosing weight . Bloating and sore stomach on eating food would indicate need to see doctor . I would recommend you to consult your doctor.
Last updated May 3, 2017


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