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Am going on a diet. One meal a day to loose weight. In 3 days I lost 10 pounds. With lots of 0 calories of vitamin water. Is this healthy?

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Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Weight loss

Weight loss as described above is not particularly healthy nor sustainable.
Most guidelines say that caloric intake for men should not fall below 1500 calories per day. The optimum number of meals is a matter of dispute in the literature, but that they should be nutritious is not. Drinking water is generally a positive in weight loss. Most sources say that losing 1-2 lbs/week is a good goal.

In brief: Weight loss

Weight loss as described above is not particularly healthy nor sustainable.
Most guidelines say that caloric intake for men should not fall below 1500 calories per day. The optimum number of meals is a matter of dispute in the literature, but that they should be nutritious is not. Drinking water is generally a positive in weight loss. Most sources say that losing 1-2 lbs/week is a good goal.
Dr. David Krulak
Dr. David Krulak
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Dr. Judith Rubin
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not a good choice

I would recommend a low glycemic index medically supervised weight loss program.
You have some significant co morbidities . Until you find such a program stay away from empty carbohydrates. This will help you reduce weight and blood sugar. Eat healthy proteins like fish and white meat chicken and turkey. Decrease the inflammation in your diet by using healthy oils like okie oil and get a fit bit.

In brief: Not a good choice

I would recommend a low glycemic index medically supervised weight loss program.
You have some significant co morbidities . Until you find such a program stay away from empty carbohydrates. This will help you reduce weight and blood sugar. Eat healthy proteins like fish and white meat chicken and turkey. Decrease the inflammation in your diet by using healthy oils like okie oil and get a fit bit.
Dr. Judith Rubin
Dr. Judith Rubin
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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not particularly

The water is ok/good.
Rapid loss of weight without some use of muscles will tend to result in loss of muscle as much/more than fat. It's hard to have a sustained result if you do habits that you aren't going to keep doing. ALso, a diabetic will have metabolism problems with major fasting (hypoglycemia, acidosis, etc.)

In brief: Not particularly

The water is ok/good.
Rapid loss of weight without some use of muscles will tend to result in loss of muscle as much/more than fat. It's hard to have a sustained result if you do habits that you aren't going to keep doing. ALso, a diabetic will have metabolism problems with major fasting (hypoglycemia, acidosis, etc.)
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Dr. Matt Wachsman
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