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My Doctor Gave Me A Target Weight Of 174 On

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Posted on Tue, 1 Sep 2020
Question: My doctor gave me a target weight of 174 on my last medical record. I'm 183 now and I'm having trouble losing the last 9 lbs.. I lost the first 16 lbs. quickly, about 2 lbs. a week. I lift weights about 2 times a week and try to put in 150 min. of cardio weekly. How do I lose the last 9 lbs.? I"m 43, male, 5'10", overall healthy.
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Include dietary changes along with exercise

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for trusting us with your health question

It is very common for weight loss to plateau after losing the initial few pounds. So in order to regain momentum with weight loss, it is important to include changes in your already established exercise/diet regime.

Since you have already been doing cardio and weight training, I would also suggest including some dietary changes as well. You can try a low carbohydrate high protein diet which would also go well with weight training.

And since you are weight training, please don't be too worried if you are not losing weight as fast as in the beginning, as it may partly be due to more muscle mass building.


Hope this answers your question
Please address additional questions here
Regards
Dr.Lekshmi Rita Venugopal
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Thank you very much!
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (9 hours later)
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You are welcome

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Please address additional questions if any here

Best wishes
Dr.Lekshmi Rita Venugopal
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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My Doctor Gave Me A Target Weight Of 174 On

Brief Answer: Include dietary changes along with exercise Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for trusting us with your health question It is very common for weight loss to plateau after losing the initial few pounds. So in order to regain momentum with weight loss, it is important to include changes in your already established exercise/diet regime. Since you have already been doing cardio and weight training, I would also suggest including some dietary changes as well. You can try a low carbohydrate high protein diet which would also go well with weight training. And since you are weight training, please don't be too worried if you are not losing weight as fast as in the beginning, as it may partly be due to more muscle mass building. Hope this answers your question Please address additional questions here Regards Dr.Lekshmi Rita Venugopal