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26 Apr 2004

Weight Loss
I have tried every diet and I don't lose this extra weight. Reason being that I cannot sitck to diets especially if I don't see any changes within a week. Please can you advise of an exercise program that could help me. I would like to lose 10kgs.
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01 Jan 0001

Hi Nikki

What I would suggest is that you check out the following programme on the Health 24 site.

Go to "Fitness" and then click on "Shape up". Here you will find a number of different programmes, including one for walking, another for running 10 km, and a cycling one. You can choose which you prefer. These programmes contain both cardiovascular (good for weight loss) and resistance training (for toning the muscles) and so are good overall complete programmes.
Then, I also would encourage you to think about your diet - I don't think that dieting per se will work - you've experienced this already. however, I do think that correct eating habits are very important, and if you can just make some very slight changes to your diet, then I am sure that combined with exercise, you'll see some results. You have to be sensible about both though.

At this stage, it seems like you have a good deal of motivation, and often what happens is that people launch into training and exercise and diet with such vigour that they very soon burn themselves off - I think that you need to be careful about this happening in your training. That's why a few things that are very important are firstly to set realistic goals. Secondly, if you can find a friend who will help you exercise then you drastically increase your chances of success. Third, be patient and work hard but not in a rush. These thing take time...
Good luck
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