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A 30-year-old female asked:

Hi i m trying so hard to loose weight but my scales r not going down is this cause of hormone imbalance ? how can i make hormones normal ???

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Focus on healthy: eating and exercise. Your target could be eating 1500 kcal/day emphasizing vegetables, fruit, healthy protein and grains. Choose 5+ servings of fruit and vegetables daily, and 3-5 servings of whole grain. Protein serving size is a deck of cards: 2-4/day. Then exercise--burn 500 cal at least 5 days a week.Unless you have thyroid problems, hormones likely not an issue,though may cause other symptoms
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Dr. William Howland
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Interestingly recent data in animals suggests that your "microbiome", the organisms that live in your intestines, play a major role in weight loss and gain as well as General health. You might want to google this. Avoiding simple sugars and concentrated sweets can help by reducing your caloric intake and encouraging the right bacteria to persist in your intestine.
Feb 22, 2017
Last updated Feb 23, 2017

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