Our expert says:
I am sorry to hear that you lost your baby - this is always very traumatic. If you are on a slimming diet one of the most discouraging things you can do is to weigh yourself every day! Body weight can fluctuate by up to 3 kg in either direction in a single day between morning and evening, due to water retention, exercise, stress, etc. So to maintain your enthusiasm it is important to only weigh yourself once a week at more or less the same time. Try weighing yourself on a specific day (e.g. Monday) at a specific time (e.g. in the morning after rising and emptying the bladder). Resist the temptation to weigh yourself every day as this will only discourage you. You have lost 5 kg in the period you mention which is excellent, so stop stressing about the daily changes. It is also a good idea to take your body measurements (bust, waist, hips, thighs, upper arms, etc) once a week and keep a record of how you lose cm because you will sometimes lose cm (indicating a loss of body fat) even if you don't lose kgs. I am personally not in favour of these high protein diets (the 200g of chicken you had last night contained between 1300 kJ (white meat without skin, boiled) and 1950 kJ (dark meat with skin, boiled), which would represent between 21% and 31% of your daily energy intake if you are slimming, which is rather high. Your diet is also deficient in dietary fibre and calcium (replace some of the meat with fat-free cottage cheese or yoghurt to boost your calcium intake) and make quite sure that you eat vegetables at each main meal.
Hope you lose steadily
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