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12 Jul 2005

perfect weight loss programme for young adults
hi expert. im 19 this year and i have been over weight since i was a child. i seem to have big thighs and arms. according to people i am obiese. i really need a good eating plan that will help me lose my baby fat and make me healthy. my mom says that i eat too much carbs. i dont know what to eat in order to loose weigth. i have tried over 10 diets and nothing seems to work. is ti possible for you to give me a diet which will help me loose my weight?
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Nikki
To lose weight you need to basically change your lifestyle. Reduce your energy intake by eating an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss' , ‘The right approach' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and increasing your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life). While you are on the ‘Weight loss' site, read about 'Yo-Yo dieting' and the effect this can have on future weight loss. If you find that you are NOT losing weight on this diet then I would suggest that you have a medical checkup to determine if you suffer from hormone imbalances such as thyroid deficiency, insulin resistance, or female hormone problems. If you should suffer from insulin resistance then you must consult a clinical dietitian, because the correct diet is one of the most important factors in treatment. Check the List of Dietitians on this Website or phone 082-593-0276 or send an e-mail to sscharf@nhcltd.com or look in your local telephone directory or Yellow Pages, to find a dietitian in your area.
Best regards
DietDoc
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