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09 Feb 2006

Trying hard, but no weight Loss!! Please Help
Hello Doc,

Please help!! I am a 31 year old dancing teacher and always try to whatch my weight but as all of us we tend to pick up weight over the festive season. I have picked up 5 kg since September last year. The last 5 weeks I have been eating healthy, no suger, fatfree milk, been eating my main meal during Lunch and only drinking a shake in the eavening as I'm sometimes teaching up untlill 21h00 in te eavening. I have been attending yoga classes going to the gym, and giving dance classes 5 times a week for up to 4-5 hours a day. BUT NO WEIGHT LOSS!!! I am 1.7m long and weigh 68kg (use to weigh 63kg) I can feel in my closthes that I have picked up weigth and a I tend to pick up weight round my waist. I feel lke an elephant!!! Please I'm desperate dont want to become fatter!!! What am i doing wrong. (I am on Nuristerate the contraceptive injection, but that never made a difference on my weight before)
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Marilize
Your present BMI = 23,5, which is still nicely within the normal range (18-25). For an ideal BMI of 22 you would need to weigh 64 kg (as you used to). It is possible that your energy intake is still too high to ensure weight loss or that the contraceptive is preventing weight loss. To lose weight you need to basically change your lifestyle. Reduce your energy intake by eating an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss' , ‘The right approach' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet). Combine this diet with all the exercise you do and you should lose those 5 kg.
Hang in there
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