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A 21-year-old female asked:

what if i try juice fasting for 30days, i weight 160 height 5'3, im just stuck in a plateu lost 25lbs exercising & dieting but now i can't seem to loose?

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Dr. Noel So
Dr. Noel Soanswered
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 12 years experience
Weights, not fasting: First, congrats on losing 25 pounds! the key to weight loss is your energy expenditure needs to be greater than intake. What kind of exercises are you doing? While low impact and cardiovascular exercises are great, incorporating strength training is just as important. The more muscle mass you have, the higher your metabolism and the more calories you burn at rest.
Dr. Debra Carter-Miller
Family Medicine 43 years experience
When a plateau is reached,an area of weight loss resistance may need to be addressed. Boost the metabolism by eating every 3-4hours, having 1 gm/kg body weight lean protein per day. One complex carb daily-after breakfast.Limit fruits 1-2 daily. 4-6 servings non-starch veges daily. 1/2 body weight (lbs) in ozs h2O daily. No results, get evaluation by obesity expert.
Sep 16, 2012
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Juicing: Although juicing with fresh, organic veggies/fruit can sometimes be helpful with weight loss- it would needed to be approached mindfully. People don't usually do this type of fasting for such a long period of time. You would need to educate yourself first. Vegetables would usually make up much more of the diet than fruits. Please research this thoroughly before diving in & limit the time.

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