Our expert says:
Good to hear from you again. From what you say, it is evident that you are not quite as motivated as your colleague Liezel when it comes to sticking to an energy-reduced, low-GI diet. I presume the problem is that you were not the person who originally took the decision to use a diet and exercise to lose weight, but are following Liezel's example and are, therefore, not as convinced that you can do this. Secondly you should always remember that losing weight is an individual process and you should not berate yourself if you don't lose as fast as another person. The diet you describe should produce weightloss, but I would recommend that you vary some of the foods (use different flavours of low-fat cottage cheese and yoghurt, different vegetables or have a salad on some days or have grilled fish instead of chicken breast) otherwise you will get very bored eating the same food day after day. There is no rule that says when you should exercise. It is up to you to exercise at a time that suits your schedule. So doing your exercise in the evening, instead of the morning, is fine. The main thing is to exercise for at least 30 min a day. If you crave sweets then you could chew chewing gum that is artificially sweetened. This tricks the mind into thinking you have eaten something sweet, but will not hamper your diet.
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