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Trying to lose weight, following Atkins diet. OTC medicine or herbal supplement to increase metabolism?

I am a 42 year old female who once weighed 300 lbs. I started exercising and eating right and manage to lose a considerable amount of weight. At one point I became anorexic weighing in at 84 pounds. I did manage to put on weight and for a few years I maintained a weight of 142. This past summer I went wild and just ate and ate everything in sight. Now I weigh 200 lbs. I m trying to get to a healthy weight of 165 lbs. I have been following the Atkins diet and having been excersing 30 minutes a day at least 4 times a week. I haven t been able to lose a pound. I am very discouraged. My questions are: Did I ruin my metabolism by being too thin? Is there a healthy over the counter medication or herbal supplement I can take to increase my metabolism? My overall health is good. I get regular physicals. I really need some advice. Thank you so much.
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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Dietitian & Nutritionist 's  Response

For weight loss your energy intake should always be lesser than energy expenditure. Always follow a balanced diet rather than any specific diet pattern.

Don't get demotivated as you can still lose weight. Just follow few things:

1. Never skip your meals.

2. Manage your meal timings.

3. Take always baked/ grilled/ boiled food items.

4. Avoid all fried, high in fat food items.

5. Take 4-5 cups of green tea in a day.

6. Start your day with 4-5 overnight soaked almonds.

7.Start doing some brisk walk if you are comfortable with that.


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