Our expert says:
While exercise and an energy-reduced diet go hand in hand, the amount of weight you will be able to lose just by doing exercise without reducing your dietary energy intake, will be much less than if you use the combination. I don't know what type of diet your PT gave you, but it would be better to consult registered dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), for an individual diet plan. After all the PT trainer has not specialised in nutrition. You can still eat wholewheat or low-GI bread and pasta (in moderate portions), but I would recommend that you change your fizzy drinks to ones that are sweetened with non-nutritive sweeteners. Research shows that liquid sugar intake in the form of sweetened cold drinks, squashes and undiluted fruit juice contributes more to weight gain than having the occasional sweet.
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