A 48-year-old member asked:
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how to lose forty pounds in 2-3 months? what would i need to do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
For most, a goal of : 16 to 32 pounds over that period would be more reasonable. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities:.
Answered on Jan 3, 2014
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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http://www.prohealth.com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.cfm
Jan 3, 2014

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Sure: You'll need to get used to eating only to satisfy hunger, and you'll be training like a triathlete. Why not try it? Get you physician's okay first.

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