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22 Sep 2006

Need urgent advise on weight loss!!
I realise weight loss takes time,but I have been on a high-intesity excersice programme and cutting back enourmously on my daily food intake for 4 weeks now. I got on the scale and it had barely moved!(3/4 of a kg!) I have lost 3cm in this time period. This may sound sufficient but I have been excecising every single day of the week-except sunday (1 hour Spinning classes) and twice a week I attend 2 spining classes in 1 day (one at 6am and 1at 6pm)
I eat All Bran flakes with a handful of raisins for breakfast and wholewheat salad roll for lunch. For Supper I make a huge bowl of fruit salad (banana,apple,pear,strawberry and paw-paw) with 1 cup of low fat yogurt and a cup of roasted veggies(in olive oil)
Surely I shud have lost more by now?I also am worried as this term I have exams, so will soon not be able to do as much excersice as it makes me so tired and worn-out. What can I eat that will help me loose the weight (I have looked at the Slimming Diet on this page) As far as I can tell my body is lacking Carbs (which is why Im energy deprived), Wont this make weight loss slower?If not, what carb foods shud I eat and when?One last question, I recently bought a product called Turbo-energy (it prevents tiredness,exhaustion and keeps your mind alert-which is what I need this term!)Upon reading the package insert, it says each sachet contains 7444mg of fructose, yet at the bottom it says total kilojoule value: 119. Will this slow down my weight loss if I take 1 sachet a day?

Thanks so much, sorry for the long entry!
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Jen
I cannot really judge if you are overweight or not because you don't list your weight in kg and height in metres so that I can calculate your BMI. If your weight should already be in the normal range (BMI between 18 and 25) or ideal (BMI of 22), then your body will resist weight loss. Calculate your own BMI by clicking on 'Diet' at the top of this page and then on 'Tools' to see where you fit in. Your diet is also so low in energy and carbs that your body may be conserving energy in the face of 'starvation' esp as you are doing so much strenuous exercise. Then there is the possibility that you are building muscle tissue with all this exercise and muscle tissue weighs more than fat tissue. So I would recommend that you use the balanced slimming diet on this Website to provide you with sufficient energy and carbs to do all that exercise and prevent tiredness. If you follow this type of diet then you won't need to take fructose.
Best regards
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