A member asked:

Will calorie deficit stunt my growth? i am 5'10 70-71 kg and want to reach 65kg. i want to start a calorie deficit of -150 calories per day because my body fat is high. (i will get enough calcium, protein, vitamins etc)?

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Dr. Hiep Le answered

Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis

No, it should not stunt your growth if you follow a balanced, nutritious diet with reduced total calories. By the way, I do not think you are overweight with the current BMI. You only need exercise for burning the fat.

Answered Jul 7, 2021

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