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23 Feb 2005

What to eat?
I need advise, please. I have a wholewheat cerial with yogurt in the morning, fruit for snacks and lunch, and salad for supper with the occ' small peice of meat or chicken. I drink a lot of water. Why am I not loosing weight? I am on medication for my thyroid, and had it checked again and medication is correct. What am I doing wrong? As for excercise, I have a bad back, and try to walk intstead of driving short distances. Please help me.
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Shorty
I can't 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 work out your BMI. Click on 'Diet' at the top of this page and then on 'Tools' and work out your BMI. If your BMI is 22 or below, then you should not try and lose weight. If your BMI is above 25, then it could be that you are eating too little. Ironically your body will switch off this weight loss systems when it is being starved and your diet is far too minimalistic. 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). Compare what you are eating a present with this diet and make the necessary adjustments. Keep up the walking for at least 30 min a day to stimulate your metabolism - walking is one of the best exercises you can do.
Best regards
DietDoc
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