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Vitamin D deficiency. Cholesterol high. On metformin. What should diet be?

HELLO, i HAVE VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY AND I AM ON 0000 UNITS TWICE A WEEK AND MY CHOLESTROL LEVEL IS 223 AND I AM ALSO ON METFORMIN 1000 UNITS PER DAY AND MY VITAMIN B2 LEVEL IS ALSO DOWN SO THE DOCTOR PUT ME ON SHOT ONCE A MONTH AND MY WEIGHTIS 174 POUNDS AND I AM 35. WHAT SHOULD I DO REDUCE MY WEIGHT OR VITAMIN B12 SHOT IS GOING TO REDUCE MY WEIGHT AND WHAT SHOULD BE MY DIET?
Fri, 8 Nov 2013
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Helloo...
First of all thank you for choosing HCM.
Vitamin b12 wont help in reduction of weight but metformin plays a role in weight loss, you have to add an exercise plan such as jogging or going for a brisk walk for 30-45 mins.
Coming to diet follow these tips:
1.Drink plenty of water 1.5-2 litres a day
2.Eat small meals evenly spaced throughout the day ( 4-5 meals )
3.Avoid carbohydrates, sugary and fizzy drinks, fried and processed food.
4.sleep for 6-8 hours a day
5.Have plenty of vegetables rather than meat.
Follow the above and you should lose quite a few pounds.
Thank you and take care.
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Vitamin D deficiency. Cholesterol high. On metformin. What should diet be?

Helloo... First of all thank you for choosing HCM. Vitamin b12 wont help in reduction of weight but metformin plays a role in weight loss, you have to add an exercise plan such as jogging or going for a brisk walk for 30-45 mins. Coming to diet follow these tips: 1.Drink plenty of water 1.5-2 litres a day 2.Eat small meals evenly spaced throughout the day ( 4-5 meals ) 3.Avoid carbohydrates, sugary and fizzy drinks, fried and processed food. 4.sleep for 6-8 hours a day 5.Have plenty of vegetables rather than meat. Follow the above and you should lose quite a few pounds. Thank you and take care.