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What's a good way to lose twenty pounds?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Balanced Approach
Eat healthfully.
Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. 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.

In brief: Balanced Approach
Eat healthfully.
Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
High protein diets are not the answer,especially for women. Protein has a lot of calories. It is much easier to stay full with low call veggies and fruit between meals and two servings of milk or yogurt or soy cheese a day for protein. Grains will provide the rest. But calories are critical. You have to consume less calories than you use a day to lose weight. Learn to count calories or fail
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: See beloww
Of course-ehemat less, excercise more.
However, the question becomes what is keep any idividual atient from doing this-where is the problem. Once the problem is identified-specific strategies may be undertaken to overcome t.

In brief: See beloww
Of course-ehemat less, excercise more.
However, the question becomes what is keep any idividual atient from doing this-where is the problem. Once the problem is identified-specific strategies may be undertaken to overcome t.
Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Lose 20 pounds
The only healthy way is to engage in regular exercise (at least 20 minutes a day) and to eat right, starting with 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
To lose weight faster limit the total amount of calories that you consume in a day (easiest way is to eliminate fat containing foods). Probably a good idea to take a vitamin whenever you're trying to lose weight intensely.

In brief: Lose 20 pounds
The only healthy way is to engage in regular exercise (at least 20 minutes a day) and to eat right, starting with 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
To lose weight faster limit the total amount of calories that you consume in a day (easiest way is to eliminate fat containing foods). Probably a good idea to take a vitamin whenever you're trying to lose weight intensely.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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