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Posted by: ismail patel | 2012/01/19

choosing the correct diet

hi i am 40yrs height 170cm weight 90kg waist 108cm need to get rid of the belly thanx

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Dear Ismail
Your present BMI = 31.1, which is in the obese category. To get back into the normal range with a BMI of 25, you would need to weigh 72 kg, which entails a loss of 18 kg. As you lose this weight your stomach will also automatically shrink. 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 & Nutrition' at the top of this page, then on 'Healthy Diets' 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), for at least 30 min a day. If you do join a gym it would also be good to ask your instructor to prescribe exercises that specifically target your tummy (e.g. situps). Reducing abdominal fat and strengthening your stomach muscles can take time, so give your body a chance to respond.
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DietDoc

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2012/01/19

Dear Ismail
Your present BMI = 31.1, which is in the obese category. To get back into the normal range with a BMI of 25, you would need to weigh 72 kg, which entails a loss of 18 kg. As you lose this weight your stomach will also automatically shrink. 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 & Nutrition' at the top of this page, then on 'Healthy Diets' 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), for at least 30 min a day. If you do join a gym it would also be good to ask your instructor to prescribe exercises that specifically target your tummy (e.g. situps). Reducing abdominal fat and strengthening your stomach muscles can take time, so give your body a chance to respond.
Best regards
DietDoc

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