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What is safest way to lose 10 lbs?

JleggeExternal User
Placed on statin, need to lose weight
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Thanks for your question. Before beginning any weight loss regime, it's always wise to speak to your doctor.  They will be in full support or perhaps have recommended this as losing weight helps a variety of health issues.  It helps to lower cholesterol for many!  The way that is best for you is something for you and your doctor to decide.  Everyone is different.  Here's a simple plan though for accomplishing a 10 pound weight loss of a month. This may be too quickly for you.  Please check with your doctor first.  Remember that a slow and steady weight loss is much easier to maintain than anything drastic.   https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/lose-10-pounds-in-a-month  The first thing mentioned is to increase your cardio. All exercise needs to be done after speaking to a doctor to okay it.  The best type of exercise is the one you will do regularly.  But the list of ways to meet the goal of increased cardiovascular activity is long.  Cut back on refined carbs. This is basically any snack food that comes in a box or a bag (chips, cookies, etc.).  Pay attention to the number of calories in your meals.  Reducing these will help. Give up things like soda pop. Slow down your eating. Increase fiber daily and also eat a high protein breakfast.  Do your best to be rested by getting a good nights sleep.  Add weight work out or resistance training to your regime. This helps increase metabolism. Consider intermittent fasting.  This where you stop eating at a certain time of night and do not resume until a number of hours have passed.  An example would be 7 pm to 7 am, no food during that time.  Increase vegetables.  Skip condiments and sauces. High intensity interval training is excellent to add to the mix. Again, make sure your doctor has approved your doing this. Try to stay active and move throughout your day.  Take the stairs when you can, park further away, etc.

We also have an excellent weight loss and dieting community with people that support each other in the weight loss endeavor.  We wish you luck on your journey to better health.
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