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13 Feb 2004

Need some advice
I weigh about 54kg and I am 1.63m. I do not have any good eating habits. I rarely eat anything during the day, and eat only at night. I consume a lot of pills to suppress my appitite. I don't want to be fat. I need good guidelines to get myself motivated to start a healty lifestyle. I have been trying to fall pregnant for almost a year now, with no luck. I need an eating plan that will be easy to follow, because I give up very quickly! Help!!
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Reader
I am very worried about you and that you may be suffering from an Eating Disorder. Don't try to fall pregnant until you have sorted out this important problem - you will be doing your unborn baby a great disservice if you don't eat a balanced diet during conception and pregnancy. Your present BMI = 20,3, which is low, but still in the normal range. Because of your poor eating habits and use of appetite suppressants, which you are probably already addicted to, I would strongly urge you to consult both a clinical psychologist and a dietitian - you need help to get out of this trap and you won't manage it alone. Check the List of Dietitians on this Website or phone 082-593-0276 or send an e-mail to or look in your local telephone directory or Yellow Pages, to find a dietitian in your area. Ask your dr to refer you to a clinical psychologist ASAP and get that help to wean you off the appetite suppressants and to learn better coping skills.
Take great care
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