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What among body fat, water retention and hereditary is the possible cause for obesity?

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One of my cousin is bit obese.She tried skipping breakfast for nearly 6 plus months and used to have either sprouts,juice or fruits instead.Still there was no significant weight loss.She also checked whether thyroid problem is there.but found negative.So its whether body fat or water retention or hereditary is the cause for obesity?Kindly help
Posted Sat, 21 Dec 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Shruti Rijhwani 57 minutes later
Brief Answer: Follows. Detailed Answer: Dear Sir, Thank you for posting your query on XXXXXXX Well looking into your query I will like to tell you that drinking juice or eating sprouts will not help her then . For every 1 Kg you have to create a deficit of 3500 Kcal to lose this much amount of weight . In obese people there is insulin resistance which stops and makes it difficult to lose weight . First you need to get yourself evaluated for PCOS because it may be the cause of difficulty in losing weight . A hormonal evaluation will be necessary in such cases . Add lots of whole grains in the diet and prefer salads over fruits . Avoid taking juices as they have high sugar content . A exercise schedule needs to be followed strictly . Take care. Dr. Shruti
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