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28 Jul 2006

Weigh loss slow down
I've been on dietician's eating plan for about 6 months. I have seen good result but now the rate of weigh loss has slowed down. I still need to loose about 5kg to have a normal BMI. My questions is

At the rate at which I'm loosing weight now it means I will have to go on the program for many more months. I feel so deprived of certain foods that are not in my eating plan e.g. pizza and some meat dishes. At the rate I'm going I have many months to go. I was wondering if there is a way to get a 'fix' of these foods then go on again. May be I won't think about them so much after this.;
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear New Mama
It is a natural phenomenon that weight loss slows down the closer you get to your target weight. Having the occasional 'illegal' food is not going to do any harm, except if this makes you go off the rails and drop your diet. If you are disciplined and I reckon you are seeing that you have stuck to your diet plan for 6 months, then having a pizza or a meat dish once in a while should not be a problem. You don't mention if you combine exercise with your diet, if not this may be the answer to stimulating your metabolism and promoting additional weight loss. There are many different types of aerobic exercise you can try (running, jogging, skipping, spinning, cycling, rowing, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life). Try doing 30 min a day of your selected exercise to stimulate your metabolism.
Best regards
DietDoc
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