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06 Jul 2018

Need to lose 10kg
I am 54 and had my hysterectomy last year. I am 164cm and 78,9kg, and need to lose 10 kg in 4 weeks approximately. I have decided to undertake abdominoplasty within next 2 months. After my hysterectomy operation last year, i gained weight in a horrible apple body form. I have always suffered with weight problems and now I really desire to gain a better form. I have decided to follow the danish 13 days diet. Your opinion? My surgeon told me to loose 10 kg before abdominoplasty. I really appreciate any previous advice from you. Grazie.... Elena
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09 Jul 2018

Dear Elena

Thank you for your question.
I would not suggest any FAD diets (such as the Danish 13 day diet), as these are never done in a healthy manner. They are often very restrictive and do not lead to sustainable weight loss.

The first step would be for you to visit a Registered Dietitian for an appointment, where they would do a full and comprehensive nutritional assessment on you - looking at medical history, weight history, anthropometry, lifestyle habits, stress factors etc. This will help to get a clearer picture of your lifestyle and what is achievable within the next few weeks.

It really is important to have the guidance and supervision of a dietitian in order to lose this weight in a healthy manner, without creating nutritional deficiencies with restrictive diets.

I would recommend you contact the Dietitian in your area to set up an appointment as soon as you are able to.
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