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26 Feb 2004

Need to loose
I am trying to loose my last 3 KG. I have been going to the Gym for a while now, do both Cardio and Weights but seem to have increased by 3KG instead of loosing my 3 KG. I know that muscle is heavier than fat but I wanted to loose 3 kg, maintain that weight and then tone what I had. What I am doing wrong? I eat very healthy and am starting to think that I need to starve myself to get to my desired weight.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Ina
Don't try starvation as this makes your body shut down its weight loss systems and increases the likelihood of re-gaining the weight you have lost. Also if you are very close to your ideal weight (hopefully not already below?), then it does take much longer to lose the last few kgs. Rather just stick to the routine and give your body time to adjust. Calculate your BMI (click on Tools on this Website) and check that your BMI is approx. 22 - if it is lower then your body will probably resist further weight loss.
Hang in there
DietDoc
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