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A 16-year-old female asked:

after my brain injury 3yr ago i can't exercise.it causes my symptoms to get worse.neurologist said to do it only if i can.how can i loose weight then?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
You may need to: put much of your focus on healthy food choices & addressing caloric intake. I would ask your neurologist if there is any form of exercise which you might be able to tolerate. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. >

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A 16-year-old female asked:

I really need to loose weight but neurologist said Im not allowed to exercise because of my brain injury.How else can I loose weight fast? Thank you!

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Eat fewer calories: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and leafy lettuce (little or no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie but surely avoid sugar or simple starch calories.

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