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How do I lose weight when I can't exercise?

The best way to lose weight without being able to exercise is to focus on the amount of calories you consume.  Since you are not active, your metabolism will not be as high as usual.  That being said, get an estimate of your resting metabolic rate and from there consume fewer calories than what you burn.  Be sure not to cut out too many calories that you are starving yourself but try to cut out what you can.  Weight loss will be much slower and should be much slower as you still need to feed your body to ensure you have fuel for everyday activities.

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