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    santana1964 posted:
    I am 49 years old. My BMI is 35 which is over weight, I have tried so hard to lose weight and I lost 4 pounds, but thats it. Someone please give me some advise to follow. I am so desperate...
    rohvannyn responded:
    Honestly? I've gotten best results in (1) eliminating empty calories, (2) exercising regularly, (3) CUTTING OUT SUGAR, and (4) limiting carbs, especially white bread, white potatoes, and white rice. Those convert straight to sugar. I do this by (5) eating plenty of good fats, (6) eating lots of protein, and (6) staying hydrated.

    The higher proteins, no sugar, and limited white carbs will really help to curb your appetite. I would do this all the time if I had better teeth and could afford it.

    'Your focus determines your reality.' --QGJ
    kattys responded:
    Try to drink as much water as you can. If possible, switch to spring water .

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