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520369 tn?1212971265

weight loss problem

hi i just like to ask do you recommend any food plan. it is hard to control eating.. my appetite is really big all the time!! im just wondering do you know any medication that would at least suppress my appetite?
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267079 tn?1195142970
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
You are young and exercising would help you lose weight and lower your appetite. Recommend eating 5-6 small meals a day. That would consist of small breakfast, lunch, dinner, and healthy snacks between. Example: Breakfast would be a bowl of cereal / low fat milk with a banana and then the between snack could be a yogurt with ¼ cup of nuts. The food you eat needs to come from all the food groups. This would help lower your hunger. Also eat a Heart Healthy diet which means a moderate fat diet to lower the fat content of your foods and increase ‘good’ fats to benefit your body. Moderate fat diet means = use polyunsaturated (omega 3, corn oil, nuts, etc) fats and monounsaturated (olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil, etc) fats, no saturated fats (high fat snack foods, butter, fat spreads) and no trans fats. Eat low fat meats (chicken, fish, loin of pork) or non-meat sources (soy products, nuts), low fat vegetarian combinations (rice & beans, pasta & beans, low fat cheese & pasta), low fat and substitute dairy products (1% milk, low fat/fat free yogurts, low fat soy milk/soy yogurt), use plant oils, non trans-fat margarines, and eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. Eat daily high fiber breads and cereals (oatmeal). Portion control is important and here some general tips = ½ cup for all starches and vegetables; one piece of fruit or ½ cup of small fruits; 1 cup dairy products, and only 3oz of low fat meat or protein substitution a meal (only 6ozs total a day). To help eat less food pre meal, eat about 7-10 almonds (good fat), 20 minutes before lunch and dinner so you will feel full faster and not eat as much food.  Do not be discouraged, weight loss can be a slow process but the slower you loss, the higher chance it will stay off. Think of this new way of eating as your new healthy lifestyle and not as a diet.
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520369 tn?1212971265
thank you!! it is a big help!! im going to try that one out!!:)
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267079 tn?1195142970
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Glad I am able to help you.
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