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What is the fastest way to loose weight?

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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Fastest

Fastest way to lose weight is not to eat and drink water. But, that would work for only a few days, and when you start eating, you would gain the weight back very fast.
The real question is about changing your eating and exercise habits "permanently". This is the best method. Losing weight very fast usually ends up with a patient having difficulty maintaining the loss and becoming more depressed.

In brief: Fastest

Fastest way to lose weight is not to eat and drink water. But, that would work for only a few days, and when you start eating, you would gain the weight back very fast.
The real question is about changing your eating and exercise habits "permanently". This is the best method. Losing weight very fast usually ends up with a patient having difficulty maintaining the loss and becoming more depressed.
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Dr. Marci Dietrich
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Holly Barth
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Diet and exercise

The goal is to burn more calories than you consume.
Watch your diet; eliminate junk food and don't over-eat. Consider liquids as well; soda, alcohol, etc. Contains lots of calories. Exercise multiple times a week. If you find an activity you really enjoy you'll be more likely to engage in that activity. Avoid fad diets that could prevent you from getting adequate nutrition. Make healthy choices!

In brief: Diet and exercise

The goal is to burn more calories than you consume.
Watch your diet; eliminate junk food and don't over-eat. Consider liquids as well; soda, alcohol, etc. Contains lots of calories. Exercise multiple times a week. If you find an activity you really enjoy you'll be more likely to engage in that activity. Avoid fad diets that could prevent you from getting adequate nutrition. Make healthy choices!
Holly Barth
Holly Barth
Answer assisted by Holly Barth, Medical Student
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Eat less

Eat less.

In brief: Eat less

Eat less.
Dr. Marek Lutrzykowski
Dr. Marek Lutrzykowski
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