A 28-year-old male asked:
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i'm 5'8" and currently weigh 173 lbs, but am down from 230 having made a lot of lifestyle changes but have hit a pretty hard but maintainable plateau. i'm still overweight (bmi) but would maintaining this weight be healthy with the changes i've made?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: It sounds like you have done a great job! There is also the danger of "overshooting" and not being ablew to STOP a weight loss program! If you are "big boned" the BMI calculation may not be 100% "fair" to you! Keep Healthy and STAY WELL! Hope this helps! Dr Z
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Any Wt.loss is good: You have done very well and your success in losing >50 pounds is very commendable and will help to keep you healthier than an Obese person. If you can maintain your lifestyle changes you will gain 5-10 years of extra life. You still have some extra weight which you may be able to lose by cutting on portion size of Calorie-dense foods,by using plant-based foods as fillers for 2/3 of yr food intake.
Answered on Aug 13, 2016

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