Ask an expert
Question

13 Feb 2006

WEIGHT LOSS<br>WEIGHT LOSS
I have been on a diet for 6 weeks, where I only eat fruit during the day and veges in the evening with a small grilled chicken breast. I have about 4 glasses of extra light wine a day with lots of ice.
Week 1 - lost 1kg
Week 2 - lost 2kg
Week 3 - picked up 1,4 kg
Week 4 - lost 0.2kg
Week 5 - lost 0.2kg
I jog 5 days a week for 30 minutes.
My height is 1.55m and weight 58kg. Why am I not loosing more weight. I do however feel that my clothes are a lot looser, should I measure my waist.
Answer 352 views
Expert
DietDoc
DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear JC
Either the wine is interfering with your weight loss, or you are at present busy developing muscle tissue that weighs more than fat tissue. Your reduction in cm indicates that this is probably what is happening. However your diet is not well balanced (it lacks calcium, etc) despite the fact that all the foods you include in it are very healthy, and may be so low in energy that your body has switched off its weight loss systems because of perceived 'starvation'. Try 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).
Best regards
DietDoc
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes
33% - 9360 votes
No
67% - 19293 votes
Vote