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A 25-year-old female asked:

I have been trying to lose weight and already lost around 20 kgs. but now i am stuck at 56 kgs. i have hardly lost 2-3 kgs in the last 4 months. i eat not more than 1250 calories. i don't think i can eat any less. what could be wrong? please help!!

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Dr. Carly Wilbur
Specializes in Pediatrics
Metabolic change: Sometimes when you reduce your caloric intake, your body tries to adjust and conserve calories. You may need to eat several small meals every day to let your body know it doesn't have to slow down your metabolic rate. You may also have developed a thyroid problem that would affect your metabolic rate as well. If you have any other symptoms, you should see your doctor.
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
It depends : It depends on your height to figure out what is your ideal healthy weight There is always a plateau in weight loss people should not lose less than their ideal weight

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