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11 Feb 2004

Need to shrug em!
Hi doc,
Im 32yr female weighing 55kg and am 1.61m tall.
I would like to loose 3kg but it just isn't happening.
I play squash about once a week for exercise.
My blood type is B. What foods can I focus on eating more of to aid weight loss and what should I steer clear of?
Whats the best way to eat - many meals a day or the standard 3? These last few kilos just seem near impossible to shake off!
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Jasmine
Seeing that your present BMI = 21,2, which is already below the ideal of 22 for which you would have to weigh 57 kg, your body will resist attempts to lower weight even more. So stop trying to force your body to do something that will not be to its benefit. I am not convinced that the blood diet theory is based on scientific fact. I cannot believe that all people on earth with blood type B for example, are 'allergic' to carbohydrates and that by cutting out carbs they will lose weight. You lose weight by reducing your energy intake (cut down on fat intake) and increasing your energy output by doing regular exercise (at least 3 times a week for good results). Eating 6 small meals a day tends to result in weight loss IF you eat low-fat, high-fibre foods. Nibbling fatty foods and snacks will of course have the opposite effect.
Best regards
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