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Posted by: chantal | 2010/04/10

battle of the buldge

Hi there doc i am a 39 year old female been struggling a bit with losing weight thats why i need your advise i am 1 78 tall and weighing 77kg i try to get to the gym at least 3x per week for a hour of so please give advise on my eating plan?
BF half a cup wholeweat pronutro low fat milk no sugar
Snack Fruit or provitas (6)
lunch Low gi sandwich with either cheese or ham or tamato
snack fruit or provitas again
dinner chicken/steak either cup rice or patato and veg
before i go to bed a slice of bread with marmite
during the day i have a few cups of coffee with no sugar but with low fat milk i try to cut down on fats and try to drink less coffee but drink my 8 glasses of water

i drink a chromium capsule before meals aswell i am eating this way now for almost 6 weeks but havent lost even 500 gram why not???

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Dear Chantal
Your present BMI = 24,3 which is still within the normal range (18-25). The diet you describe seems reasonable, but please check your portion sizes to ensure that you are not ingesting more energy than required. Because your BMI is in the normal range, it will be more difficult to lose weight than if you were 20 kg overweight. Make sure that you are doing cardio exercises at the gym like jogging, rowing, spinning, swimming and/or skipping because this type of exercise helps use up more kJ than working with weights. It is possible that your gymming is developing muscle tissue which weighs more than fat tissue, so also keep a record of your dimensions which will show if you are losing fat during periods when you don't lose weight. Please be patient and continue with the diet and the exercise because this regimen should cause slow, steady weightloss.
Hang in there
DietDoc

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2010/04/11

Dear Chantal
Your present BMI = 24,3 which is still within the normal range (18-25). The diet you describe seems reasonable, but please check your portion sizes to ensure that you are not ingesting more energy than required. Because your BMI is in the normal range, it will be more difficult to lose weight than if you were 20 kg overweight. Make sure that you are doing cardio exercises at the gym like jogging, rowing, spinning, swimming and/or skipping because this type of exercise helps use up more kJ than working with weights. It is possible that your gymming is developing muscle tissue which weighs more than fat tissue, so also keep a record of your dimensions which will show if you are losing fat during periods when you don't lose weight. Please be patient and continue with the diet and the exercise because this regimen should cause slow, steady weightloss.
Hang in there
DietDoc

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