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27 May 2004

WHEN ALL ELSA FAILS
I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING, WEIGH LESS, WEIGHT WATCHERS, BIOSLIM, EVERY MIRACLE TABLET, LOTION OR POTION AND MILKSHAKE, BUT NOTHING WORKS. I AM 29 AND I MUST WEIGH OVER 150KG, I HAVEN'T BEEN ON A SCALE FOR YEARS. WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST TO HELP ME LOOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF?
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DietDoc
DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Twiggy
I think that you need to consult a Physician or an Endocrinologist (look in the telephone book under Medical and then search for a dr with this speciality or ask you gp to refer you), to have your thyroid and insulin levels tested to see if you suffer from hypothyroidism and/or insulin resistance. Discuss Xenical with this dr because you need some help to start the weight loss process. Xenical is a true 'fat trapper' and it is used under medical supervision together with a very-low-fat-diet. It is expensive so it would help if the dr can motivate for you to receive it as a chronic benefit on your Medical Aid. You also need to consult a clinical dietitian (check the List of Dietitians on this Website or phone 082-593-0276 or send an e-mail to sscharf@nhcltd.com or look in your local telephone directory or Yellow Pages, to find a dietitian in your area), if you suffer from insulin resistance. The dietitian will help you to work out a diet that makes provision for your insulin resistance and helps you to lose weight.
Holding thumbs for you
Best regards
DietDoc
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