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12 Nov 2003

35 years old, can't lose weight after last pregnancy, desperately need a healthy diet
Hi, I'm 35 years old, a working mother of three and am desperate to lose the 23kg's I gained after my last pregnancy. My baby is now 16 months old and I just cannot shake this weight! Especially now in summer in feel hot and sweaty all the time, as my work schedule is very busy and in the evenings I'm busy with the kids. I am 1,57m tall and weigh 69 kg. I'm depressed as my husband is tall and really slim. I can't wear cool clothes, but am always covering up. For example, this Saturday is my husband's work Christmas party at a resort and I will be wearing the following in the extreme heat: jeans and a long top that covers my arms, bum etc! I also had my cholesterol tested recently and it was 5.3 which I feel is borderline high and I'd like to reduce it. I want to be healthy and full of energy and for this I definitely need to lose weight. I haven't got money to join Weigh-Less and I haven't got the time to follow a very complicated diet? Could you help me in prescribing a relatively simple, healthy diet? Thanks so much!
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Annelize
Your present BMI = 29, which is above the normal cut-off of 25. It would, therefore, be a good idea to lose at least 10 kg to get down to 59 kg with a BMI of 24. I would suggest that you click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'Slimming Diet' and try using the low-fat, high-fibre diet for yourself - this will also help to lower the cholesterol. Combine this diet with exercise and concentrate on the problem areas - ask Fitness Doc for a targeted exercise programme.
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DietDoc
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