Our expert says:
I am glad for your sake that those exams are at last over. Some of the weight you gained during this period could well be due to stress and you may lose it just by relaxing and not producing stress hormones like cortisol. The diet you describe should certainly make you lose weight at a good rate of about 1 kg per week, so your goal in 5 weeks is totally attainable. The cheese, mayonnaise and bacon are all high-fat foods, so eat them in small quantities or cut them out for your diet. The pasta and potatoes will not cause weight gain if you don't add fat to them (sour cream, mayonnaise, butter, etc). I would add one cup of 2% milk or low-fat yoghurt to your diet just to make sure that you obtain enough calcium. Then start doing some exercise - go for brisk walks, skip, swim, dance, cycle, etc, because exercise is one of the best aids to losing weight and after sitting still for 3 months, your body will enjoy some activity.
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