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have obesity in adults, what to do to treat it?

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Dr. Laurence Green
37 years experience Bariatrics
Lifestyle: Obesity has biologic, genetic, social, behavioral, and psychological components. A lifestyle that includes healthy food choices, portion control, activity, stress reduction, and adequate sleep will definitely treat this condition.
Answered on Feb 25, 2018
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lifestyle changes: Are essential. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs 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: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm.
Answered on Mar 31, 2016
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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Thanks Dr. Encarnacion and Dr. Loqman.
Jul 28, 2014
Dr. Mabria Loqman
37 years experience Bariatrics
Eat frequent small meals making sure total daily calories are as prescribed by your doctor. Set weight loss goals. Eat mindfully: eat slowly, taste your food and feel its texture. Don't eat in front of the TV. Eat on a 10 inch plate. Plan your meals. Build up your exercise duration to 90 minutes everyday. This can be in 2 or 3 segments.
Jul 28, 2014
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Absolutely. We all need to accept that there are consequences to our choices and that we have to work for what's worth having, like a healthy life. If this is about you, don't give up and font be discouraged.
Jan 11, 2014

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