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I weigh 235 lbs, 24 years old. I am about 5'11. I figure I am about 40-50lbs over weight. I dont eat alot but most if not all of the massive weight gain has been from exsessive alcohol consumption from about 18 years old. I have decided to change my ways to be healthy and drop down to about 185-195lbs. I just need to know if I am doing enough.

First, I stopped drinking by about 80% (about one or two days a week I drink now, on weekends)

I go to the gym 4 days a week minimum ( I run the olpytical 400 calories off , about 40 minutes straight running)

I have always eaten healthy so not much of a change for that except I tottally cut off fast food and take some omega-3 pills.
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replied September 6th, 2009
Thank you for taking the time to write in with your questions. I hope you have acknowledge to yourself the important decision you made to live a healthier lifestyle than you have in the past. If you are able to do this in a way that is sustainable and that is truly healthy for you I suspect you will find that your life satisfaction will increase. I would highly encourage you to work with a trusted medical provider and nutritionist who can help you determine if your current behaviors will help you reach your goals in a way that is medically safe - and determine if your goals are realistic for you. If you find that you are struggling with keeping up with your new, healthier behaviors and/or you find that you are becoming more strict with your new routine and/or you experience a negative change in mood, I'd highly recommend that you work with a licensed mental health professional who can help you maintain a healthy balance as you work towards your goals.

Best wishes,

Dr. Selby


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