Our expert says:
While I think your idea to start a communal club to lose weight more or less based on 'The Biggest Loser', I would like to urge you NOT to attempt this without the assistance of a clinical dietitian. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area. You need someone in your town who is constantly available to monitor what your club members are up to so that they don't resort to drastic or harmful measures like starvation diets which will affect both their body fat and BMI and also slow down weightloss. At the very least, make an appointment with your nearest dietitian and ask her/him to work through your intended programme. The dietitian will also be able to advise on which measuring instruments like scales, etc, you may require.
Wishing you the best of luck with your slimming club
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