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A 20-year-old female asked:

i don't eat carbs, sugar or fried things and i walk every morning, but why i don't lose weight faster enough?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, .
Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 33 years experience
No rush: Congratulate yourself for a job well done. You are already following all of the rules! you are avoiding carbohydrates and sugars, and exercising regularly (that's a heck of a lot more than we can say about most people). There is no need to be impatient. You have an entire lifetime to lose weight at a slow pace - actually, that is the only weight that stays off. You don't want to bounce, so go slow.

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Last updated Feb 2, 2015

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