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27 Sep 2007

Weight Loss
I lost my spleen in a bike accident two years ago, I had a vasectomy almost 5 years ago, if I was eating as I am now I would lose weight fast are these factors above a factor for my weight problem as I cannot seem to lose weight I am 37 years old and considered a big guy 6 foot tall and weigh 115kg and i know this is no good. Please help.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Wern
I am sorry to hear that you lost your spleen after a bike accident. However, neither the lack of a spleen, nor having a vasectomy, should cause weight gain or hamper weight loss. Your present BMI = 34,3 which is in the obese category, so it would be excellent if you could lose some weight. Start out by aiming to lose 10 kg at least, and then aim for the next 10 kg, till you have lost 30 kg which will get you back into the normal range. 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', ‘Balanced diet' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and increasing your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life).
Best regards
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