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03 Mar 2004

Sad fatty
Hi Doc,
I just don't feel like I can go on. I have tried to lose weight for so long now. Nothing is working. The minute I start eating less, I get so hungry that I just have to eat. Maybe I don't have enough will power, but I am losing hope.
My diet days eating is:
Breakfast: Muesli with 2% milk.
Snacks: Fruit (about 4 portions during the day).
Lunch: Wholewheat bovril sandwich.
Go for a 1 hour walk.
Supper: Whatever is served but in moderation. Medium size plate and I try to eat more veggies.

Is there anything I am doing wrong. Occasionally I will allow myself a snack of a bit of biltong or something like that.
Am I going to be overweight forever?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Helen
No you are NOT going to be overweight for ever. Please stop starving yourself as this is self-defeating. You need to use a balanced, low-fat, high-fibre that still provides you with sufficient energy so that you don't get hungry all the time. Click on 'Diet' and 'Weight loss' and 'Slimming Diet' for an example of a low-fat, high-fibre diet. Combine this diet with your walking (briskly I hope?) and you will see results. Ironically the body tends to shut down its weight loss mechanisms if you eat too little, because it perceives that it is being 'starved' and starts to conserve energy. The higher carbohydrate and protein content of the Slimming Diet will also stave off those hunger pangs.
Good luck
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