Our expert says:
I trust that you are receiving iron and folic acid supplements? and that you are eating foods that contain easily absorbable iron like lean red meat, fish, egg yolk, iron-fortified breakfast cereals and dried fruit to boost your intake? If not, please go back to the dr for an iron supplement. Your present BMI of 23,4 which NOT borderline overweight, but borderline ideal. For an ideal BMI of 22 you would need to weigh 66 kg, but in view of your anaemia and recent pneumonia, I would like you to take it easy with dieting and exercise. Try eating 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 set your goal to lose not more than 0,5 kg per week. Rapid weightloss at this point may make your anaemia worse and weaken your immune system. When you have fully recovered from the anaemia (this can take up to 3 months), then add exercise to your slimming regimen. Brisk walking and skipping are probably the best options for a busy Mom, then you don't need to still go to a gym.
Hope you soon feel much better
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