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Individuals who suffer from lactose intolerance can usually tolerate yoghurt because the lactose (milk sugar) in milk is fermented by microorganisms and thus removed for all practical purposes from yoghurt. It is, therefore, excellent that you can use yoghurt because adult women require 1200 mg of calcium a day to prevent brittle bones in the present and osteoporosis in the future. I don't have a specific vegetarian slimming diet available on this Website for you, but if you basically reduce your fat intake (fat provides 37 kJ per gram compared to 16 kJ per gram provided by carbs and 17 kJ per gram provided by proteins), then you should be able to lose those 3-4 kg. You can certainly increase your carb intake by eating brown rice, high-bran cereal, and legumes (dry cooked or canned beans, peas, lentils and soy) to boost your energy levels so that you have more energy to exercise. One factor that may also contribute to your difficulty waking up is an iron deficiency which can cause anaemia. Please consider having a medical checkup to have your iron levels tested. The dr will prescribe the necessary iron and folic acid supplements if you should be anaemia. Once you feel more energetic you can increase your exercise tempo, which will encourage the weightloss.
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