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63 yrs old-240 lbs-quit smoking in 02-tooooo much belly fat

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63 yrs old-240 lbs-quit smoking in 02-tooooo much belly fat and is hard to breath. excerise does not seem to work. any suggestions would be appreciated. thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


Have your thyroid checked.

If TSH is over 2.5, this is a problem, and you won't lose weight.

The diet must be correct.

Low refined carb is best, ***** ***** much meat, not too much fat, whole foods.

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