18 years old, 5'5, & 195lbs; what could help me lose weight?
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What can you do to help you lose weight
Thank you for reaching out for help and understanding that you need more than just exercise and probably self-designed diets. While there are medications approved for weight loss by either making you less hungry or affecting the absorptions of fats, the reality is they only work well long-term when used in conjunction with an appropriate diet and exercise. You are exercising 3 hours a day, which is too much. Your exercise will only be good if you increase your heart rate to at least twice your baseline heart rate for about 20 minutes, to where it is difficult for you to engage in a conversation and break up a sweat. There are alternatives to you with doctor-supervised diets. In addition, your BMI is 32, thus there are non-surgical alternatives to you, such as an intragastric balloon. I hope this is helpful to you and best of luck
What can help me lose weight?
It sure is hard to lose weight. There are some very good weight loss medications that target the addiction centers of the brain. These should be prescribed by a board certified physician who will follow you closely. Remember that weight loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise. There are foods to avoid because they will keep your desire for fat/ sugar and salt going if you don't stop them. (Bread, Pasta, Corn, Potatoes). Also, heavy sauces and even diet soda can cause you to still seek out those cravings. The diet you chose should become your way of life and not just a short-term thing. Regular meals with protein, greens and fruit is essential. The Isagenix plan is a cleansing program that will get rid of your cravings and help you to eat better in the long run. Increasing your exercise to 5 x a week with 2 days of High intensity Interval training will help a lot. Weight loss takes time to make changes that will last you a lifetime. In the end the goal is to be healthy and avoid chronic conditions that come from being overweight. Visit with a physician that will follow you through your journey. This is what we do in my office.
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