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Why did my friend lose that much weight? HELP!

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Old 06-19-2001, 08:04 AM   #1
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Post Why did my friend lose that much weight? HELP!

My name is Karley and I'm new to these boards. I've been looking everywhere to find some information about my friend, Cera. In May, she had the flu and was very ill. For 20 days she could barely eat. For these 20 days, all she pretty much ate was cereal for breakfast and then her stomach would be so sick because of the flu, that she jsut wouldn't eat anything else. In that time, she has lost 20 pounds and still hasn't gained it back even though she's trying. So, I must ask, how is it possible to lose 20 pounds in just 20 days? And why is she not gaining it it possible to lose so much weight in so little time? Help us. Thank you.


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Old 06-19-2001, 12:53 PM   #2
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I wish I could really offer some advise. Has she seen a doctor? Is she sure she had the flu and not some other kind of viral (sp) infection? Hope she's better.

Old 06-19-2001, 07:49 PM   #3
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Well, not only was she not eating but she was probably running a fever. With an elevated body temp. you burn more fuel. It's not just fat that she lost but also muscle.

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