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22 Jan 2004

how long does it take one to healthily loose 20 kgs??
Hi there, I'm thinking 6 months to loose 20 kgs? Whats your take on it? I presently weigh 80 kgs and I'm a chick! My goal weight is around 60 kg. I need to say to myself....by this date I'm gonna loose this much but I just don't really know how to pace myself or how long I should give myself, realistically speaking. Oh yes and one more thang...dont know if can help but its worth a try, I would like to know how many teaspoons of olive oil can I have per day in order to loose weight effectively ? Olive oil is my only source of fat in my diet.

Thanks stax
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Mel
If you are eating a low-fat, high-fibre diet and doing some regular exercise you should lose between 0,5 and 1 kg per week, thus about 4 kg a month. Your target of 6 months is a realistic one. Slow, steady weight loss is ideal so that you don't regain weight you have lost. If you are on a low-fat diet, then you still need about 50g of fat a day, which translates to about 3 tablespoons (3 x 15 = 45 g) of oil or margarine per day.
Keep up the good work
DietDoc
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