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25 Jul 2005

right strategy for weight loss
hi a 25 year old male, im 1.71 m in height and last time i measures i think i had 22 % body fat (82 kg) may more now.im the typical
stop all sports at school and my metabolism has slowed down as i am older. ive read your diets but there there is quite a bit of info. the reason i ask is i will do cardio for a month then get sick or just feel drained after that month , people have said i
should have more vitamin c. im planning to do cardio and weights but have no clue on what foods to start with , please giv me a guideline for a day on what and when i should eat and maybe quantities.
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Bob
As you don't list your present weight in kg I can't work out your BMI to see how overweight you are and how much you need to lose. Seeing that normal males have a body fat% of 14%, I deduct from your body fat % that you are quite overweight. This may in itself cause tiredness and your feeling of being drained. At the age of 25 you should be full of vigour - at the peak of your health and strength. I suspect that you may be suffering from an underlying condition such as anaemia which may be making you tired. Do go for a general medical checkup, just to eliminate any underlying problems. You may also be deficient in nutrients such as vitamin C and zinc which boost the immune system. The best strategy to lose weight is to combine exercise and a balanced, 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). This diet should provide you with sufficient carbohydrate to fuel your exercise. Another important thing to remember when you start exercising is that you must NOT immediately exercise at full capacity. Start gradually and increase the intensity and length of your exercise sessions as you progress. Rome was not built in one day.
Good luck
DietDoc
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