Our expert says:
If you have in the past managed to lose up to 23 kg, then this does indicate that you have the potential to shed weight, but the problem seems to be to maintain your weightloss. 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', ‘Balanced diet’ and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and increase your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life). As you lose weight make sure that you do 30 or more minutes of one of these exercises every day. The exercise is important because it has many benefits: a) It stimulates your metabolism, b) Research has shown that people who try to lose weight and combined their diet with exercise, are more likely to stick to their diet and achieve their goals, 3) Exercise improves your mood and combats depression. Because you seem to have a problem with maintaining a healthy lifestyle, it may also be helpful if you have some behaviour therapy with a clinical psychologist (ask your gp to refer you).
Try this 3 pronged approach and let's see if you can maintain your weightloss.
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