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05 Feb 2004

i cannot loose weight
I have always been a thin person, since i had my daughter 3 ears ago i ahve gained about 30 kilo's i am now stuggling to loose weight. It is affectingme so much, i am afraid to go out in public. even though i know there are people that are bigger than me, i cant handle it. Please help, it is making me so depressed that it has started affecting my marriage.

Di
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DietDoc
DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Di
Weight gain during and after pregnancy is a very real problem which can be due to changes in food intake, reduction in physical activity, hormonal changes and depression. I would suggest that you first have a medical checkup to see if your hormone levels are normal (female hormone, thyroid, insulin). If you have developed hypothyroidism or insulin resistance then the dr will prescribe the necessary medication. Post-partum depression which then develops into generalised depression can also play an important role, so discuss this aspect with the dr. To lose weight you need to follow a low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'Slimming Diet' for a copy) and to do regular exercise (join Walk for Life or a good gym).
Hang in there
DietDoc
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