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A 30-year-old female asked:

I cant lose weight no matter how hard i try, is there anything (exercise, food, etc) someone can recommend?

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Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
Weight loss is very complicated. The easiest concept is that calories are energy and excess food calories are stored as fat. If eat less calories than you use through the day, your system will take fat and use for energy =weight loss. Exercise burns calories/ muscle uses more calories, so aerobic and weight training are helpful. Do 3 smart choices every day= 2 dietary + 1 exercise. Repeat!
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Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
IF YOUR WEIGHT IS HIGH AND YOUR BMI IS OVER 30 AND YOUR CONSIDERED OBSE THAN A SURGICAL PROCEDURE IS TO BE LOOKED INTO. SEE AN NUTRITIONIST FOR A CONSULT. YOU HAVE TRIED YOUR BEST NOW SEEK ADVICE.
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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Weight loss often depends on the starting weight, the activity level of the individual - immobilized by surgery or a fracture, how long the weight has been a problem, and having realistic goals. You should have a baseline physical with your internist or family doctor to screen for medical issues (usually fine) and then to start a project of working on your health. Frequent appointments help.
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Last updated Jul 31, 2021

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