Our expert says:
Dear Fitness Wannabe
Because you have struggled with the eating disorder of bulimia in the past, I would be hesitant to approve any dietary regimen that deviates from a normal, but energy-reduce diet for you to lose weight. Eating watercress soup for a week would probably not be harmful, but if this triggers other deviant eating behaviours you could land up with bulimia again, which is something that you don't need in your life right now. Rather use 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), for 30 or more minutes a day. Rather safe than sorry.
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