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18 Apr 2006

I've got 2 children. Youngest is 2. Eldest 12. 1st normal birth no problem with losing weight. Okay 10 years later had a ciserian and are gaining weight by the day. Can't understand even by watching my food intake I'm still gaining. Don't have money to go to gym or go to dietician. What can I do. Where am I going wrong. Okay I don't eat breakfast and get home to late at night and eat after 8 at night. Know that is a main "wrong" but still I'm eating exactly the same foods but now I'm picking up kilo's. Last 2 years I gained 30 -35kg. Like 2kg a month even if I eat actually less than what I ate 5 years ago
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Joy
Some women do find that they gain weight after giving birth and also as they get older. 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 - all of which do not require you to join a gym).
Best regards
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