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Obesity and Weight Management

I can`t lose weight.

01/11/2007

Question:

I am a 25 year old female and about 70 pounds overweight. I have been trying for an entire year to lose weight but have had no success. I eat about 1200-1500 calories per day. I do not eat trans fats, I eat very little sugar, refined carbs, or fried foods. I make sure to get my (low-fat) dairy, high-fiber whole grains, lean proteins and fruits and veggies. I do both cardio and weight training regularly and I get plenty of sleep. I don`t smoke, I don`t drink alcohol - I do everything I`ve been told to do to live a healthy lifestyle. My doctor tested me for both thyroid problems and insulin resistance and both were negative. I`m doing this to be healthy and not just to be thin, but I feel so hopeless. I know weight loss doesn`t happen overnight, but I expected at least a little by now. Could there be something else preventing my weight loss?

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Response by:

Angela Blackstone, RD, LD
Staff Dietitian
Center for Wellness and Prevention
Clinical Instructor
School of Allied Medical Professionals
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University