Our expert says:
Your present BMI = 26 which is above the upper level of the normal range (18-25). To achieve an ideal BMI of 22, you need to weigh 48 kg which means a loss of 9 kg. I understand that it is difficult to do this while you are at Varsity, but do try using 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 increasing your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life). The exercise is important because if you can do 30 min a day, this will not only promote weightloss, but also improve blood circulation to the brain and help with the studies! On this type of regimen you should lose between 0,5 to 1 kg per week, so in 5 months until September a loss of 9 kg should be achievable.
Good luck with the studies
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