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Why am I having trouble losing weight despite diet and exercise?

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Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi

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Posted on Fri, 11 Jan 2019 in Weight & Lifestyle
Question: HI this is XXXX,
so I tried a low carb diet and exercising and its been 5 days since i started.I weighed myself this morning but i haven't lost a pound. Im going too keep going though because although i haven't lost anything i feel really good.I have more energy my acne is clearing and i think im getting toned at least from exercising.But i still need to lose weight in my lower body.Could you tell me what to do?
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
I suguest diet,exercise and patience.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Welcome...

I understand your concern.

To lose weight, you should take in fewer calories than you expend.
Losing weight is a gradual process, you should be patient and not expect to lose too much weight for a short period.

Some advice that I can give to you is:
-Eat a high-protein breakfast. Breakfast is very important to low Your symptoms seem to be low your intake during the day.
-Avoid sugary drinks and fruit juice.
-Drink water a half hour before meals. This will help you feel full and eat less.
-eat slowly
-Drink coffee or tea. This will boost your metabolism.
-Eat mostly whole, unprocessed foods.
This diet combined with exercises will help you in long terms.

Hope my answer was helpful.

Kind regards!
Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician

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