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A 18-year-old female asked:

I weight 136 lbs (i gained 1.6 pounds from a splurge yesturday) if i drink 136 oz of water and decrease my salt can i get back to 134 again fast?

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Dr. Charles Glassman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Weight loss: There are many basic metabolic rate calculators available online that you can calculate how many calories your body burns by doing nothing. On average there are 3500 calories/lb. If you want to lose 1.6 pounds you need to multiply 3500x1.6 and subtract how much you burn off. Let's say this comes out to 4200 calories. Try not to micromanage your weight. Get myfitnesspal and track it smarter.
Last updated Jun 13, 2013

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