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Well i was going to sign up for the mayo clinic to lose

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well i was going to sign up for the mayo clinic to lose weight and they charge you for that.. so disappointing.. I'm a 53 year old woman and am 190lbs.. i am 5'5" and an emotional eater.. My mom just passed away and i was her sole caregiver and she passed away from alzhiemers.. so now i wanted to take care of me.. i just want to know how many calories i should eat a day to lose weight..
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: i don't take any medications
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: no allergies
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no.. i just gained weight b/c i was an emotional eater when my mom was dieing
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 5 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 5 months ago.

I am glad you are trying to loose weight

you should work on eating 1400-1600 calories

work on eating more protein and cutting out carbohydrates, pasta, sugar, soda, bread, white flour, alcohol out of your diet and eat more fruits and vegetables.

and you need to also exercise and do resistance or weight training

and if you keep this up, you will lose weight.

let me know if you have questions.