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    Need to Lose 20 pounds in a month!!!!

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    Ok, so I have minor surgery in less then a month from now. They want me to drop 20 pound in a month.

    What would you do?

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    I would wonder why my doctor thought it was possible to safely and sustainably lose 20 pounds in less than a month.

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    Well yes, I think the exact same thing, but I understand from there standpoint why the are requesting the absurd.

    Just so we are all on the same page, the surgery is for an inguinal hernia. I currently weight 210 (at the time of the forms, I guessed I weighted 200) they want a 20 pound reduction. I am 5'9 and very muscular. You would not think I was fat at all.

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    that would be 5 lbs per week, for 4 weeks. i would seek a new doctor, or at the very least a second opinion! short of a medically supervised liquid diet, i'm not even sure this is possible. certainly not healthy!

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    Yes - it is hard to imagine why a physician would want you to undertake such an extreme diet before undergoing surgery. Especially given that you are not obese. I would seek a second opinion on the weight loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkfault View Post
    Ok, so I have minor surgery in less then a month from now. They want me to drop 20 pound in a month.

    What would you do?
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    That does seem pretty extreme...I would agree on the second opinion. Good Luck.

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    Darkfault what's your body fat percentage? Maybe you just weigh a lot because as you said you are very muscular. The doc just looks at your weight and says you weigh too much not distinguishing between body fat and lean mass.
    If wanting to lose I would eat a good amount of protein at each meal in relation to your lean mass, 50-75g carb and moderate to lowish fat with calorie restriction. Some type of daily exercise. Experiment with what works for you. Not that you have a lot of time for experimentation. Protein shakes/replacement meals may be helpful. Whatever you do will be some kind of short-term fix not a lifestyle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkfault View Post
    Ok, so I have minor surgery in less then a month from now. They want me to drop 20 pound in a month.

    What would you do?
    Get a new doctor.

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