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19 Sep 2006

I GAINED SO MUCH SO FAST
DEAR DR INA

HOPE THAT YOU CAN GIVE ME SOME ADVICE.

I WAS ON A DIET AT A MEDICAL DOCTOR FROM LAST YEAR SEPTEMBER TILL THIS YEAR FEBRUARY - I LOST 16KGS. I'M 1.52 AND WEIGHED 70KG'S WHEN I STARTED.

FEBRUARY I WEIGHED 54KGS.

IN MARCH I STARTED FOLLOWING A NORMAL EATING PLAN SIMILAR TO YOUR SLIMMING DIET - WITH THE ODD TWICE A MONTH TREAT OF A CHOCLATE OR BURGER OR ICE CREAM.

I ATE NOTHING MORE THAN THE SLIMMING DIET AND WITH THE CHEAT ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH I GAINED 9KGS FROM MARCH TILL NOW - WHY WOULD THIS HAPPEN?

I THOUGHT THAT A CHANGE IN DIET COULD BE GOOD FOR ME - I GOT BORRED WITH MY OTHER DIET.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME? THIS IS OBVIOUSLY NOT NORMAL!

PLEASE HELP.
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DietDoc
DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Jo-Leen
I must admit that I am also rather puzzled that you should suddenly gain so much weight when eating a reasonable diet. You don't mention what the diet the dr gave you, consisted of, so I can't decide if you suddenly increased your energy intake a lot or changed the GI of your diet or if something metabolic has happened to you. I would recommend that you consult a clinical dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area). I would like the dietitian to assess any changes that may have happened in your life and also work out a slimming diet for you again. The dietitian will be able to advise you if you need to have your hormones (thyroid, insulin and/or female hormones) tested.
Hang in there
DietDoc
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