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I'm 17 and 400 pounds I really want to lose 200 pounds with pills or shot or something that will help me lose eight fast I feel that once I loses 200 pounds I will be able to control my self and I will be able to stay fit I was wondering if their was anything I can ask my doctor for that will help me lose 200 pounds quickly

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Hello, there are many things you can do to shed pounds, losing weight too quickly can be dangerous. Fad diets, diet pills and fasting may help you reduce the number on the scale, but these methods can cause severe health complications. The purpose of fad diets is to promote rapid weight loss that you can see almost overnight. Fad diets are short-term solutions. Here are some popular measures:

(1): Drink daily a total of eight cups of cold water at regular intervals. Drink a glass of water before each meal and before each snack to suppress your appetite. Do not add any sweeteners or flavorings. Do not replace meals with water and take a multivitamin to replenish the nutrients lost through more frequent urination.

(2): You can only drink fruit and vegetable juices or you can have a single meal per day. These juices flush out toxins and eliminate several pounds of water weight from your system.

(3): Drink between 6-12 glasses of special mixture of lemonade, cayenne pepper, water and maple syrup each day.

(4): Eat the cabbage soup diet where you tend to lose up-to 10 pounds in one week.

(5): Salt free diet: In this you lose water weight by eliminating water retention in the body.

(6): The HCG diet- Injection of supplements of HCG with a severely restricted calorie intake. But when you stop it, it tends to get the weight back.

(7): By visiting Spa, Sauna, wellness clinic, where they offer weight loss beauty treatments, but they are temporary, results is immediate, and do not involve dieting or exercise.

(8): Get a lipase body wrap.

(9): Develop a healthy and personalized meal plan by determining your daily calorie needs. Identify your food triggers and plan accordingly and don't skip meals.

(10): Exercise more either by doing fat- burning cardio routines or moderate aerobic workouts like brisk waling, cycling, aerobic machines or swimming.

(11): Resistance training or weight training and get enough rest.

(12): Cook with olive oil instead of other oils.

If you burn 500 more calories than you eat everyday for a week, you should lose about 1-2 pounds. At present you are 400 pounds, and want to lose 200 pounds, if you can adapt the above methods, definitely you can decrease it in a methodical manner, so that it wont hurt or upset your metabolism. The goal is to lose fat, not just weight in general. It involves effort, dedication and consistency. Hence the healthiest way to loose weight quickly combines a healthy and nutritious diet, proper hydration and a moderate and varied exercise routine. Hope this helps. Thank you.


Dr. John Monheit
Category: Family Physician-GP
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Medical School: The Chicago Medical Center
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