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25 Jul 2005

Hi Doc

I am 34 years old, 1.55 cm tall, and weigh 70kg. I am trying to lose weight by following a sensible low fat diet. How many calories a day should i by eating? I would like to lose about 1 1/2 to 2 kg per week. I walk on the treadmill for 20 minutes at a time, 3 times a week (I'm still a beginner).Thank you very much!!!!
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Haz
Your present BMI = 70,2, which is in the overweight range. If you can reduce down to 57 kg then your BMI would be back in the normal range. Experts the world over agree that to lose weight you need to reduce your energy intake to 1500 cal a day. This will result in a weight loss of 0,5 to 1kg per week, which you may think is too little, but rather slow and permanent than fast and then you regain all the weight you have lost.
Keep up the good work with the exercise.
Best regards
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